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Spikemuth スパイクタウン
Spike Town
"This rocking town has a punk vibe and streets crammed with shops lined up cheek by jowl."
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Spikemuth Gym - Galar Gym #7
specialist Gym
Dark Badge
Dark Badge
Spikemuth Gym - Galar Gym #7
specialist Gym
Dark Badge
Dark Badge
Spikemuth Gym - Galar Gym #7
specialist Gym
Dark Badge
Dark Badge
[[| League]]
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
Champion [[{{{champion}}}|{{{champion}}}]]
[[| League]]
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
Champion [[{{{champion2}}}|{{{champion2}}}]]
Route 9
Route 9
Galar Spikemuth Map.png
Location of Spikemuth in Galar.

Spikemuth (Japanese: スパイクタウン Spike Town) is a small town located at the eastern end of the Galar region, to the west is Route 9. It is Marnie's hometown and the home base of Team Yell.


This rocking town has a punk vibe and streets crammed with shops lined up cheek by jowl. (Japanese: くの が 雑然と ぶ どこか パンクな 雰囲気の  A town with a punk vibe where the streets are crammed with many shops.)

Places of interest

Pokémon Center

Poké Mart

This Poké Mart is located inside the Pokémon Center.

Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball
Pokémon Dollar600
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball
Pokémon Dollar800
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar200
Super Potion Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar700
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion
Pokémon Dollar1,500
Max Potion Max Potion7 Badges
Pokémon Dollar2,500
Full Restore Full Restore8 Badges
Pokémon Dollar3,000
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar200
Burn Heal Burn Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Ice Heal Ice Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Awakening Awakening
Pokémon Dollar200
Paralyze Heal Paralyze Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Full Heal Full Heal
Pokémon Dollar400
Revive Revive
Pokémon Dollar2,000
Repel Repel
Pokémon Dollar400
Super Repel Super Repel
Pokémon Dollar700
Max Repel Max Repel7 Badges
Pokémon Dollar900
Poké Doll Poké Doll
Pokémon Dollar300


Spikemuth Gym
スパイクジム Spike Gym
Spikemuth Gym anime.png
Location Spikemuth
Gym Leader Piers
Marnie (Successor)
Badge Dark Badge
Dominant Type Dark
Region Galar
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Spikemuth is the only leg in the Gym Challenge without a stadium or a Power Spot to facilitate Dynamax. Instead, the player's Gym mission begins soon after passing the Pokémon Center, where they must fight a gauntlet of Team Yell Grunts, who reveal themselves to be the Gym Trainers of Spikemuth and formed Team Yell to support the Gym Leader's younger sister Marnie. Occasionally, a Kantonian Mr. Mime will block the path with an invisible wall, forcing the player to defeat a Grunt before they can proceed. The battle against the Gym Leader, Piers, takes place at the battlefield at the end of the town.

During the post-game, Marnie is revealed to have accepted her older brother's request to replace him as the Spikemuth Gym Leader, and can be challenged to an exhibition match at the Gym once per day.


After becoming Champion


Pokémon Sword and Shield

Spikemuth has a population of 29, making it the third-smallest settlement in Galar in terms of population after Postwick and Freezington.


Item Location Games
None Piers's League Card From Marnie before starting the Gym mission  Sw  Sh 
Max Revive Max Revive On the main way  Sw  Sh 
None Dark Uniform Reward for defeating Piers  Sw  Sh 
TM Dark VI TM85 (Snarl) Reward for defeating Piers  Sw  Sh 
Choice Specs Choice Specs South of the stage  Sw  Sh 
None Marnie's rare League Card From Marnie after defeating her  Sw  Sh 


A male Team Yell Grunt named Edmund in the booth at the Gym arena will offer to trade the player his Kantonian Mr. Mime nicknamed "Mymo" in exchange for an Obstagoon.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Special Pokémon
Sw Sh
40 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Trainer Pokémon
Team Yell Grunt
Team Yell Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3,360
Linoone Linoone
Galarian form
No item
Team Yell Grunt
Team Yell Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3,360
Thievul Thievul Lv.42
No item
Team Yell Grunt
Team Yell Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3,360
Scrafty Scrafty Lv.42
No item
Team Yell Grunt
Team Yell Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3,440
Weavile Weavile Lv.43
No item
Team Yell Grunt
Team Yell Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3,440
Double Battle with Joshua
Liepard Liepard Lv.43
No item
Gym Trainer Joshua
Gym Trainer Joshua
ヨウヘイ Yōhei
Reward: PokémonDollar.png4,128
Double Battle with the Grunt
Drapion Drapion Lv.43
No item

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Artwork depicting Spikemuth is seen in Marnie and Piers's mindscapes.

Marnie & Morpeko
Marnie Mindscape.png
Piers & Obstagoon
Piers Mindscape.png

In the anime

Spikemuth in the anime

Spikemuth first appeared in Battling Turned Up to Eleven!, where Ash and Goh arrived there, having been convinced by Team Yell that Ash and Marnie's World Coronation Series battle would be held there instead of at Wyndon. At the Spikemuth Gym, they encountered Piers, who introduced himself as the local Gym Leader and told Ash that the battle really was to be held at Wyndon, causing Ash to realize that he had been lied to. Piers agreed to take Ash to Wyndon by motorcycle, while Goh traveled there aboard a Flying Taxi.

Along the way to Wyndon, Piers revealed to Ash that Marnie had entered the World Coronation Series to attract more challengers to the Spikemuth Gym, which differed from other Galar Gyms in that it lacked a Power Spot and was thus unpopular. Although Ash and Marnie's battle ended in Ash's victory, Marnie's battle skills left such an impression on the audience that many people became interested in visiting Spikemuth, providing hope for revitalizing the town.

In A Flood of Torrential Gains!, Piers, Marnie, and Team Yell were seen watching Ash and Leon's Masters Eight Tournament battle through television at the Spikemuth Gym.

In the manga

Spikemuth in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sword & Shield arc

Spikemuth first appeared in PASS23, when Henry and Casey entered it. Soon after entering, a Golisopod and a Bronzong came after them, with their Trainers using communication devices attached on them to demand they hand over the data card that held information about their plans. However, when they found out that the data had been too corrupted by their earlier attack on the card for the remaining information to be any threat to them, they started to leave, only for Casey to demand they return the Pokémon they had stolen from her a year earlier in Slumbering Weald. When they refused, Casey attacked the Pokémon with her Raboot and destroyed the communication devices on them, forcing their Trainers, Sordward and Shielbert, to talk to them directly and thus unwittingly reveal their location to Piers's accurate ears. They revealed that they had stolen Casey's Pokémon due to her full strength posing a threat to their plan, as Zacian and Zamazenta had taken an interest in her and Henry.

After Sordward and Shielbert had left, Leon contacted Piers in PASS25 and told him how Sonia had found out that the two self-proclaimed celebrities were working together with Chairman Rose to bring about the Darkest Day. As such, an agreement was made to put the Gym Challenge on hold and have all the Gym Leaders gather at Rose Tower to verify the information.

In the TCG

Spikemuth in the TCG
Main article: Spikemuth (Darkness Ablaze 170)

Spikemuth was introduced as a Stadium card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sword & Shield Series (the Japanese Sword & Shield Era). It was first released in the Japanese Infinity Zone expansion and the English Darkness Ablaze expansion, with artwork by 5ban Graphics. It makes the players put two damage counters on any Active Pokémon that moves to the Bench on their turn.


  • The Spikemuth Gym is the only known Gym to specialize in the Dark type.
  • Despite replacing Piers as the Gym Leader during the post-game, Marnie never uses the Gym Leader Trainer class or her Gym Leader outfit when battled here.


Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese スパイクタウン Spike Town From spike (attack in volleyball) or spikes (racing shoes)
English, Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Spikemuth From spike and mouth (British toponym for river mouth or bay)
German Spikeford From Spike and ford (British toponym for shallow crossing)
Spanish Pueblo Crampón From crampón (crampon)
French Smashings From smash (shot in tennis) and -ings (British town suffix for people of) and possibly from Hastings
Italian Spikeville From spike and ville (common town suffix)
Korean 스파이크마을 Spike Maeul From its Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 尖釘鎮 / 尖钉镇 Jiāndīng Zhèn From 尖釘 / 尖钉 jiāndīng / jīmdēng (sharp spike)
Chinese (Cantonese) 尖釘鎮 Jīmdēng Jan

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Snowslide SlopeIceberg RuinsTunnel to the TopPath to the PeakCrown ShrineGiant's FootRoaring-Sea Caves
Frigid SeaThree-Point PassSplit-Decision RuinsBallimere LakeLakeside CaveDyna Tree Hill

Captain: Piers (Masters)
Lower members: Team Yell Grunts
Spikemuth Gym Trainers
Related: Marnie (Masters)
Locations: Spikemuth

Gym Leaders of the Galar region
Turffield Stadium Grass Badge
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Hulbury Stadium Water Badge
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Motostoke Stadium Fire Badge
GST Kabu icon.png
Stow-on-Side Stadium Fighting Badge
GST Bea icon.png GST Allister icon.png
Ghost Badge
Bea Allister
Ballonlea Stadium Fairy Badge
GST Opal icon.png GST Bede icon.png
Opal Bede
Circhester Stadium Rock Badge
GST Gordie icon.png GST Melony icon.png
Ice Badge
Gordie Melony
Spikemuth Gym Dark Badge
GST Piers icon.png GST Marnie icon.png
Piers Marnie
Hammerlocke Stadium Dragon Badge
GST Raihan icon.png

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