In the games
In the anime
The Pastoria Gym debuted in Cream of the Croagunk Crop!, where Ash tried to challenge the Gym, but Crasher Wake told him that he was going to be one of the judges at the Pastoria Croagunk Festival, and thus couldn't accept Ash's challenge at the moment.
The Gym reappeared in A Crasher Course in Power!, where Ash faced Crasher Wake in a 3-on-3 battle, which culminated in Ash's Buizel facing off against Wake's powerhouse, Floatzel. Buizel was eventually able to defeat its evolved form, earning Ash the Fen Badge.
Like most Water-type Gyms in the anime, the Gym's battlefield is featured as a pool with several floating platforms on it for non-swimming Pokémon.
Pokémon used in Gym
|| Floatzel ♂
| Floatzel is Crasher Wake's main Pokémon. He was introduced right after Ash's Buizel got into a fight with Pikachu. Upon seeing his evolved form, Buizel became hyped up for battle and a chance to prove himself to Ash.
Floatzel seems to know many different defensive techniques to guard himself from attacks such as inflating the flotation sac around his body and blocking with his fin. He also knows a variety of different and powerful moves. Crasher Wake claimed that Floatzel is powerful enough to endure even a Giga Impact by using his flotation sac. At one point he used his flotation sac to reflect Buizel's Water Pulse back at him, confusing him. Later in the battle he used Ice Fang to freeze part of Pikachu's back. Despite all this, he lost to Buizel after Buizel fired a Water Pulse attack at him which sent him crashing into the ceiling and getting knocked out.
He also reappeared briefly in flashbacks in DP120, For The Love Of Meowth, and League Unleashed!.
Floatzel also appeared alongside Wake during the credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.
Floatzel's known moves are Razor Wind, Bulk Up, Whirlpool, and Ice Fang.
|| A Crasher Course in Power!
| Voice actors
|| Katsuyuki Konishi
|| Katsuyuki Konishi
In the manga
The Pastoria Gym in Pokémon Adventures
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
The Pastoria Gym first appeared in A Skuffle with Skorupi, where Platinum entered the Gym in order to challenge it. However, since her only Pokémon were Empoleon and Ponyta, a Sailor working as a Gym Trainer suggested she'd try to catch some new Pokémon at the Great Marsh before challenging the Gym.
Although she failed to catch a single new Pokémon at the Great Marsh, Platinum nevertheless challenged the Gym in Crafty Carnivine and Floatzel and Jetsam, using her Empoleon and Pearl's borrowed Tru against Crasher Wake's Floatzel and Quagsire. With some clever thinking and good timing, Platinum was able to defeat the Gym Leader and earn herself a Fen Badge.
- In the anime, Ash's Pastoria Gym battle was his only Sinnoh Gym battle where he didn't lose a single Pokémon.