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Driftveil Gym

Driftveil Gym
ホドモエジム Hodomoe Gym
Driftveil Gym anime.png
Location Driftveil City
Gym Leader Clay
Badge Quake Badge
Dominant Type Ground
Region Unova
Driftveil Gym field.png
Battlefield

Driftveil Gym (Japanese: ホドモエジム Hodomoe Gym) is the official Gym of Driftveil City. It is based on Ground-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Clay. Trainers who defeat him receive the Quake Badge.

In the games

Driftveil City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Clay

"The Underground Boss"

Inside the Driftveil Gym, there are a number of elevators that are in the mine shaft layout which must be navigated up and down and girders which need to be crossed to reach the central elevator, which will take the player down to Clay at the bottom of the mine shaft. There are five Trainers on the way down, though the player only has to battle three to reach the Gym Leader.

One of the Trainers in the Gym mentions that the depth of the Driftveil Gym helps to remind Clay that he once started at the bottom with nothing.

In Black 2 and White 2, the Gym no longer features the elevator puzzle, but is instead replaced by a conveyor belt puzzle that takes the player to landing platforms. Each time the player lands on a new platform, it lights up. Occasionally there will be viewing platforms, which allows the player to see several platforms from above. Whilst most of the conveyor belts take the player directly to the next platform in any one direction, there are some that jump a platform by traversing underneath it, leading to the one beyond it instead. This time, there are seven trainers available to battle in the Gym. However, only two of them need to be battled in order to reach Clay. As the player lights up more of the platforms, the ground becomes more visible, stalagmites of crystal can be seen jutting out of the ground, as well as air vents that connect all the way through the Gym, one of which can be seen next to Clay's golden platform. Various drilling machines, wheelbarrows and shovels also litter the floor throughout the Driftveil Gym.

Appearance

Version Entrance Main Room Bottom
Black Driftveil Gym Entrance BW.png Driftveil Gym BW.png Driftveil Gym Bottom BW.png
White
Black 2 Driftveil Gym Entrance B2W2.png Driftveil Gym B2W2.png
White 2
 

Trainers

Pokémon Black and White

Trainer Pokémon
Worker Felix
Worker Felix
カンキチ Kankichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1120
536 Palpitoad Lv.28
No item
529 Drilbur Lv.28
No item
Worker Sterling
Worker Sterling
ギンジ Ginji
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1120
551 Sandile Lv.28
No item
529 Drilbur Lv.28
No item
Worker Don
Worker Don
タモツ Tamotsu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1160
552 Krokorok Lv.29
No item
Clerk ♂ Isaac
Clerk ♂ Isaac
マサシ Masashi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1080
551 Sandile Lv.27
No item
536 Palpitoad Lv.27
No item
551 Sandile Lv.27
No item
Clerk ♀ Katie
Clerk ♀ Katie
エツコ Etsuko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1160
529 Drilbur Lv.29
No item



Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Trainer Pokémon
Worker Noel
Worker Noel
ノブオ Nobuo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1240
343 Baltoy Lv.31
No item
Worker Tavarius
Worker Tavarius
タクオ Takuo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1160
529 Drilbur Lv.29
No item
343 Baltoy Lv.29
No item
551 Sandile Lv.29
No item
Worker Niel
Worker Niel
ニール Niel
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1200
343 Baltoy Lv.30
No item
551 Sandile Lv.30
No item
Worker Friedrich
Worker Friedrich
フンボルト Humboldt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1240
551 Sandile Lv.31
No item
Worker Pasqual
Worker Pasqual
トオル Tooru
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1200
529 Drilbur Lv.30
No item
343 Baltoy Lv.30
No item
Worker Tibor
Worker Tibor
ツナシロウ Tsunashirō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1200
551 Sandile Lv.30
No item
529 Drilbur Lv.30
No item
Worker Maynard
Worker Maynard
ミチアキ Michiaki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1240
529 Drilbur Lv.31
No item

Easy Mode/Normal Mode


Challenge Mode


Items

Item Location Games
Bag Fresh Water Sprite.png Fresh Water From Clyde at the entrance  B  W  B2  W2 
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 (Bulldoze) Reward for defeating Clay  B2  W2 

In the anime

The Driftveil Gym made its debut in The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue! However, only the outside of the Gym was shown in this episode due to Clay being too busy to have his Gym battle with Ash.

The inside of the Gym made its debut in Battling the King of the Mines!. Like in the games, the battlefield is located at the bottom of the mine shaft, requiring an elevator for access. Ash had a Gym battle with Clay in exchange for bringing him a bag of Revival Herbs from Milos Island. During the final round between Ash's Roggenrola and Clay's Excadrill, Roggenrola evolved into a Boldore, allowing Ash to win the match and earn himself the Quake Badge.

Pokémon used in Gym

Clay's Krokorok
Krokorok
Clay's Krokorok first appeared in Battling the King of the Mines!, where it was used to battle Ash's Oshawott. At first Krokorok used dust to blind Oshawott, allowing it to land many successful hits. However, finally Oshawott was able to clean his eyes with his own Water Gun and then defeat Krokorok with Razor Shell.

Krokorok's known moves are Dig, Sandstorm, Bite and Stone Edge.

Debut Battling the King of the Mines!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Marc Thompson
Clay's Palpitoad
Palpitoad
Clay's Palpitoad first appeared in Battling the King of the Mines!, where he was used in a Gym battle against Ash. He easily defeated Ash's Oshawott, after which he battled with Snivy. Snivy started by using Attract on Palpitoad, which became infatuated, thus making him unable to attack and an easy target for Snivy, which hit him with all of her attacks and finally defeated him with a Leaf Storm.

Palpitoad's known moves are Hydro Pump, Sludge Bomb and Rock Smash.

Debut Battling the King of the Mines!
Voice actors
Japanese Akeno Watanabe
English Carter Cathcart
Clay's Excadrill
Excadrill
Clay's Excadrill was used in a Gym battle against Ash's Snivy. It was easily able to block all of Snivy's attacks and then knock her out. Next Ash used Roggenrola. Thanks to its Ability Sturdy, Roggenrola could avoid being knocked out by Excadrill's Horn Drill. Later Roggenrola evolved into a Boldore and defeated the Subterrene Pokémon with its newly learned Rock Blast and Rock Smash attacks, despite being at a major disadvantage.

Excadrill's known moves are Rapid Spin, Horn Drill, Drill Run and Rock Smash.

Debut Battling the King of the Mines!
Voice actors
Japanese Kensuke Satō
English Tom Wayland

In the manga

Driftveil Gym in the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Driftveil Gym appeared in Mine Mayhem and Underground Showdown, where Black challenged the Gym. Due to all the Gym Trainers being away at the time, Black was able to reach Clay at the bottom floor of the Gym without any difficulty. During the Gym battle, Clay told Black how he had heard of him from the other Gym Leaders, and how he had once discovered the Dark Stone while digging at the Desert Resort. While battling Clay's Excadrill, Black's Nite accidentally sent a rock flying at the power box, shutting off the lights. This gave Clay's last Pokémon, Krokorok, and advantage over Black's final Pokémon, Tirtouga, as it had the ability to sense the body heat of its target, even in the dark. Using himself as a decoy, Black gave Tirtouga a chance to attack and defeat Krokorok, winning the match for him.

Trivia

  • One of the Trainers inside the Gym says that Clay is a company president. It is not known what business Clay actually owns.
  • In the English versions only, two Trainers (Isaac and Felix) share their names with main characters from the Golden Sun series, who are both associated with the element of earth.
  • In Black 2 and White 2, this is the only Gym in which Trainers that were not fought can be battled after the Gym Leader has been defeated.


Gym Leaders of the Unova region
Striaton Gym Trio Badge
Cilan OD.png Chili OD.png Cress OD.png
Cilan Chili Cress
Nacrene Gym Basic Badge
Lenora OD.png
Lenora
Castelia Gym Insect Badge
Burgh OD.png
Burgh
Nimbasa Gym Bolt Badge
Elesa OD.png
Elesa
Driftveil Gym Quake Badge
Clay OD.png
Clay
Mistralton Gym Jet Badge
Skyla OD.png
Skyla
Icirrus Gym Freeze Badge
Brycen OD.png
Brycen
Opelucid Gym Legend Badge
Drayden OD.png Iris BW OD.png
Drayden Iris
Aspertia Gym Basic Badge
Cheren OD.png
Cheren
Virbank Gym Toxic Badge
Roxie OD.png
Roxie
Humilau Gym Wave Badge
Marlon OD.png
Marlon

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