Icirrus Gym

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Icirrus Gym
セッカジム Sekka Gym
Icirrus Gym anime.png
Location Icirrus City
Gym Leader Brycen
Badge Freeze Badge
Dominant Type Ice
Region Unova
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The Icirrus Gym (Japanese: セッカジム Sekka Gym) is the official Gym of Icirrus City. It is based on Ice-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Brycen. Trainers who defeat him receive the Freeze Badge.

In the games

Pokémon Black and White

Icirrus City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Brycen

"Ice Mask"

Like in other Ice-type Gyms, the challenge here is a skating challenge. There are curved surfaces which curve the skating. These surfaces can be redirected by stepping on colored switches. There are also two sets of ramps that can be jumped to get over seemingly bottomless ravines. After defeating Brycen, the player can take a long ice slide back to the entrance.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Former Icirrus City
Pokémon Gym

Although the Gym is no longer in use in Black 2 and White 2, it can still be entered and traversed, with the Gym puzzle still active. Brycen does appear at the end of the icy paths where he will briefly talk to the player before leaving. Talking to Brycen here is one of the requirements for unlocking the fourth and final Brycen-Man movie at Pokéstar Studios.


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Pokémon Black and White

Trainer Pokémon
Black Belt Grant
Black Belt Grant
タイキ Taiki
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613 Cubchoo Lv.35
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615 Cryogonal Lv.35
No item
613 Cubchoo Lv.35
No item
Battle Girl Miriam
Battle Girl Miriam
サツキ Satsuki
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615 Cryogonal Lv.37
No item
Black Belt Kendrew
Black Belt Kendrew
ケンスケ Kensuke
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613 Cubchoo Lv.37
No item
Battle Girl Mikiko
Battle Girl Mikiko
ミキコ Mikiko
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613 Cubchoo Lv.36
No item
583 Vanillish Lv.36
No item
Battle Girl Chandra
Battle Girl Chandra
ヒカル Hikaru
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583 Vanillish Lv.36
No item
583 Vanillish Lv.36
No item
Black Belt Thomas
Black Belt Thomas
タダシ Tadashi
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583 Vanillish Lv.36
No item
613 Cubchoo Lv.36
No item


Item Location Games
Fresh Water Fresh Water From Clyde at the entrance  B  W 
TM Ice TM79 (Frost Breath) Reward for defeating Brycen  B  W 

In the anime

Icirrus Gym appeared in Caution: Icy Battle Conditions, where Ash challenged Brycen in a 3-on-3 Gym battle. At first, Ash, sent his Krokorok against Brycen's Vanillish, but when Krokorok was partly frozen by Vanillish's Blizzard and subsequently struck by a Mirror Shot, Ash switched to Scraggy instead. Although Scraggy's Focus Blast's aim was still poor, it managed to hit Vanillish with sheer luck, allowing Scraggy to finish off Vanillish with a Headbutt. Brycen then sent out Cryogonal, which knocked out Scraggy rather easily, at least due to Scraggy's Focus Blast constantly missing. Ash next sent out Pignite, who managed to defeat Cryogonal with a Fire Pledge. Brycen's last and strongest Pokémon, Beartic, however, proved to be too much for Pignite, defeating it with super effective Brine and Aerial Ace attacks. Ash was left with just Krokorok, who was in a type disadvantage. Despite this however, Ash managed to come up with a winning strategy and defeat Beartic, earning him the Freeze Badge.

Like in the games, the Gym is located underground, and is kept constantly cold. The battlefield is covered with ice, similar to a hockey rink, with large chunks of ice standing on it. The slippery conditions can offer a challenge of their own for unprepared challengers.

Pokémon used in Gym

Brycen's Vanillish
Vanillish was the first Pokémon Brycen used against Ash in their Gym battle. At first, Ash sent out Krokorok. However, after Krokorok had failed to land any hits on Vanillish and taken some damage, Ash recalled him and sent out Scraggy instead. Scraggy found it difficult to work properly on an icy field, and was at first unable to land any hits. He was, however, able to block Vanillish's Icicle Spear with his "pants" before firing a Focus Blast. By a stroke of luck, Focus Blast hit Vanillish from behind, and Scraggy was able to finish the Icy Snow Pokémon with a Headbutt.

Vanillish's known moves are Astonish, Icicle Spear, Blizzard and Mirror Shot.

Debut Caution: Icy Battle Conditions!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Emily Jenness
Brycen's Cryogonal
Cryogonal was the second Pokémon Brycen used against Ash in their Gym battle. Ash's Scraggy was unable to land a single hit on the Crystallizing Pokémon before he was knocked out by a powerful Aurora Beam. Next Ash sent out his Pignite, whose Flame Charge was blocked by Cryogonal's Reflect. However, despite scoring several hits on Pignite with Rapid Spin and Frost Breath, Cryogonal was unable to stand out the Fire Pig Pokémon's Fire Pledge, and was knocked out.

Cryogonal's known moves are Rapid Spin, Aurora Beam, Reflect and Frost Breath.

Debut Caution: Icy Battle Conditions!
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
Brycen's Beartic
Brycen has a Beartic as his main Pokémon.

Beartic was used in a Gym Battle against Ash, as the third and final Pokémon used by him. It was able to easily defeat Pignite despite the type disadvantage with its super-effective Brine and Aerial Ace attacks, leaving Ash with just Krokorok. Beartic was repeatedly able to block Krokorok's attacks, until the Desert Croc Pokémon finally scored direct hits on it with Stone Edge and Dig. After this, Krokorok grabbed two stones from his own Stone Edge, and collided with Beartic's Aerial Ace with the stones in his hands, defeating the Freezing Pokémon and earning Ash the Freeze Badge.

Beartic's known moves are Brine, Ice Punch, Icicle Crash and Aerial Ace.

Debut Guarding the Guardian of the Mountain!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Tom Wayland

In the manga

Icirrus Gym in the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Icirrus Gym appeared in Tooth and Claw, The Cold Hard Truth, and A Cold Reception, during the time when Black challenged the Gym. After making his way through the ice maze, he started his battle with Brycen. During the battle, Black asked Brycen about the talk about "truth" and "ideals" he and Drayden had had at the Tubeline Bridge. Brycen explained that as Team Plasma had stolen the Dark Stone and were attempting to revive Zekrom, Black should take the Light Stone to awaken Reshiram in order to fight Zekrom. After a while of thinking, Black agreed to this, saying that as N was also attempting to defeat Alder, he was bound to face him at some point.

Meanwhile, as the battle progressed, both sides were left with just one Pokémon: Costa the Tirtouga and Beartic, respectively. Despite taking multiple hits from Beartic's Fighting-type moves, Costa managed to hang on and evolve into Carracosta. After Beartic seemingly defeated Costa, Brycen handed the Light Stone to Black. Upon hearing that the Pokémon League tournament was going to be held despite of Team Plasma's actions, Black revealed that Costa hadn't been defeated after all, and used the opportunity to defeat Beartic, after which Brycen gave Black a Freeze Badge as a sign of his victory.

In Pokémon Adventures, the Gym is preceeded by Brycen's home, which is filled with numerous items and posters from the time he used to be a movie star.


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