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Sootopolis Gym

Sootopolis Gym
ルネジム Rune Gym
Sootopolis Gym anime.png
Location Sootopolis City
Gym Leader WallaceRSORAS
JuanE
Badge Rain Badge
Dominant Type Water
Region Hoenn
Sootopolis Gym Battlefield.png
Battlefield

The Sootopolis Gym (Japanese: ルネジム Rune Gym) is the official Gym of Sootopolis City. It is based on Water-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is JuanE, who was briefly replaced by his student WallaceRSORAS. Trainers who defeat them receive the Rain Badge.

In the games

In Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, to reach the Gym Leader, Trainers must step on every ice tile to activate the stairways to the next level. If any tile is used twice, the player will fall to a lower floor, where the Gym Trainers are located. No matter where he or she falls, at least one Trainer must be challenged before the stairs can be returned to. The levels on the basement floor are separated with ice slides, allowing the player to only move downwards.

In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the player can walk across the ice diagonally instead of just straight. The second and third puzzles now also contain solid platforms which can be stepped onto multiple times without them breaking. Once a puzzle is solved and the player has entered the next level, the cracked tiles on the lower levels can be stepped onto without them breaking. The ice slides on the lower floor are replaced with stairs, allowing the player to freely move between the different levels of the floor. In addition, two Trainers can now be battled on the main floor.

When defeated, WallaceRSORAS or JuanE will give the player the Rain Badge as well as TM03 (Water Pulse)RSE or HM05 (Waterfall)ORAS as a reward.

Appearance

Version 1F B1F
Ruby Sootopolis Gym 1F RS.png Sootopolis Gym B1F RS.png
Sapphire
Emerald Sootopolis Gym 1F E.png Sootopolis Gym B1F E.png
 

Trainers

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Trainer Pokémon
Beauty Olivia
Beauty Olivia
ナオコ Naoko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3280
271 Lombre Lv.41
No item
Lass Crissy
Lass Crissy
メイ Mei
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
320 Wailmer Lv.40
No item
320 Wailmer Lv.40
No item
Beauty Tiffany
Beauty Tiffany
ハルコ Haruko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3120
318 Carvanha Lv.39
No item
320 Wailmer Lv.39
No item
319 Sharpedo Lv.39
No item
Pokéfan Marissa
Pokéfan Marissa
テイコ Teiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3200
298 Azurill Lv.36
Held icon VI.png Oran Berry
183 Marill Lv.38
Held icon VI.png Oran Berry
184 Azumarill Lv.40
Held icon VI.png Oran Berry
Beauty Bridget
Beauty Bridget
セイコ Seiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3280
184 Azumarill Lv.41
No item
Lady Brianna
Lady Brianna
シオリ Shiori
Reward: PokémonDollar.png8200
119 Seaking Lv.41
Held icon VI.png Nugget
Beauty Connie
Beauty Connie
マユコ Mayuko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3200
118 Goldeen Lv.40
No item
320 Wailmer Lv.40
No item
Lass Andrea
Lass Andrea
ミキ Miki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png656
370 Luvdisc Lv.41
No item



Pokémon Emerald

Trainer Pokémon
Beauty Connie
Beauty Connie
マユコ Mayuko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3200
118 Goldeen Lv.40
No item
Lass Andrea
Lass Andrea
ミキ Miki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
370 Luvdisc Lv.40
No item
Lady Daphne
Lady Daphne
エイカ Eika
Reward: PokémonDollar.png7800
Potential Double Battle with Annika
370 Luvdisc Lv.39
Held icon VI.png Nugget
370 Luvdisc Lv.39
Held icon VI.png Nugget
Pokéfan Annika
Pokéfan Annika
ミネコ Mineko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3120
Potential Double Battle with Daphne
349 Feebas Lv.39
Held icon VI.png Oran Berry
349 Feebas Lv.39
Held icon VI.png Oran Berry
Beauty Tiffany
Beauty Tiffany
ハルコ Haruko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3120
Potential Double Battle with Crissy
318 Carvanha Lv.39
No item
319 Sharpedo Lv.39
No item
Lass Crissy
Lass Crissy
メイ Mei
Reward: PokémonDollar.png624
Potential Double Battle with Tiffany
118 Goldeen Lv.39
No item
320 Wailmer Lv.39
No item
Pokéfan Bethany
Pokéfan Bethany
テイコ Teiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3120
Potential Double Battle with Olivia
298 Azurill Lv.35
Held icon VI.png Oran Berry
183 Marill Lv.37
Held icon VI.png Oran Berry
184 Azumarill Lv.39
Held icon VI.png Oran Berry
Beauty Olivia
Beauty Olivia
ナオコ Naoko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3120
Potential Double Battle with Bethany
366 Clamperl Lv.35
No item
341 Corphish Lv.37
No item
271 Lombre Lv.39
No item
Lady Brianna
Lady Brianna
シオリ Shiori
Reward: PokémonDollar.png8000
Potential Double Battle with Bridget
119 Seaking Lv.40
Held icon VI.png Nugget
Beauty Bridget
Beauty Bridget
セイコ Seiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3200
Potential Double Battle with Brianna
184 Azumarill Lv.40
No item



First rematch


Second rematch


Third rematch


Fourth rematch


Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Trainer Pokémon
1F
Poké Fan Marissa
Poké Fan Marissa
テイコ Teiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2,752
184 Azumarill Lv.43
No item
Lass Crissy
Lass Crissy
メイ Mei
Reward: PokémonDollar.png656
370 Luvdisc Lv.39
No item
117 Seadra Lv.41
No item
B1F
Beauty Olivia
Beauty Olivia
ナオコ Naoko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2,408
121 Starmie Lv.43
No item
Lady Brianna
Lady Brianna
シオリ Shinori
Reward: PokémonDollar.png4,920
366 Clamperl Lv.41
No item
222 Corsola Lv.41
No item
Beauty Connie
Beauty Connie
マユコ Mayuko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2,408
367 Huntail Lv.43
No item
Beauty Bridget
Beauty Bridget
セイコ Seiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2,408
368 Gorebyss Lv.43
No item
Beauty Tiffany
Beauty Tiffany
ハルコ Haruko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2,296
055 Golduck Lv.41
No item
321 Wailord Lv.41
No item
Lass Andrea
Lass Andrea
ミキ Miki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png672
272 Ludicolo Lv.42
No item
Trainers with a PokéNav by their names will be registered in the Trainer's Eyes or Match Call function after the first battle, and may have a rematch with the player with higher-level Pokémon.



Items

Item Location Games
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM03 (Water Pulse) Reward for defeating WallaceRS/JuanE  R  S  E 
Bag HM Water VI Sprite.png HM05 (Waterfall) Reward for defeating Wallace  OR  AS 

In the anime

The Sootopolis Gym appeared in two episodes of the anime.

Ash and his friends first arrived at the Gym in The Great Eight Fate!. They met up with Juan, who was putting on a water show with all the Pokémon in his Gym.

After challenging Juan, Ash learned that the battle would be divided up into two parts. The first part was a Double Battle. Once both of Juan's Pokémon fainted, the battle would switch into one-on-one battles. Ash defeated Juan in Eight Ain't Enough! and earned his Rain Badge.

Interestingly, Juan did not use his in-game team in the anime, but rather Wallace's Ruby and Sapphire team.

Sootopolis Gym is also the home to Sebastian, the assistant at the Gym.

Pokémon used in Gym

Used by Wallace

It is unknown what Pokémon where used by Wallace while he was Gym Leader.

Used by Juan

Juan's Sealeo
Sealeo
Sealeo made a cameo during its first appearance in Team Rocket's electric net but was eventually freed.

In the next episode, Sealeo was one of the two Pokémon Juan used in the first round of his battle with Ash. Sealeo used Blizzard on Pikachu and Snorunt, but Snorunt countered it with Icy Wind. It then tried to hit Pikachu with Aurora Beam, but Pikachu dodged. When Ash switched Snorunt for Corphish and attacked with BubbleBeam, Sealeo dived into the water and tried hitting Pikachu again, but once again Pikachu dodged. After Sealeo was left alone against both of Ash's Pokémon it used Ice Ball repeatedly and almost won the battle, but was eventually taken down by Corphish's Crabhammer.

Sealeo's known moves are Blizzard, Aurora Beam and Ice Ball.

Debut The Great Eight Fate!
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Maddie Blaustein
Juan's Seaking
Seaking
Seaking battled alongside Sealeo in the Double Battle against Pikachu and Snorunt. It used Horn Drill to reflect Pikachu's Electric attacks at Snorunt. When Ash's Pokémon were attempting to attack from up close, Seaking hit Snorunt with Hyper Beam, forcing Ash to switch Snorunt for Corphish. Seaking then dived and used Horn Attack, but Corphish caught it by the horn. Seaking followed up with Horn Drill, damaging Corphish, but was then hit by Pikachu's Iron Tail and fainted.

Seaking's known moves are Horn Drill, Hyper Beam and Horn Attack.

Debut The Great Eight Fate!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Eric Stuart
Juan's Luvdisc
Luvdisc
Luvdisc first appeared in The Great Eight Fate! where it put a dazzling performance with the other of Juan's Pokémon, it was later captured by Team Rocket but helped to get free.

The second round of his battle with Ash, Juan chose Luvdisc against Grovyle. Luvdisc started out with Water Pulse, but Grovyle dodged in time and countered with Leaf Blade. Luvdisc, however, was fast enough to dodge that attack and use Sweet Kiss, confusing Grovyle. Grovyle hit itself in confusion, and Luvdisc finished it off with Water Gun, which resulted in a loss for Grovyle despite the type advantage. Ash switched back to Corphish. The two Pokémon kept dodging each other's attacks, until Luvdisc dived underwater and Ash ordered Corphish to hit the water with Crabhammer. Corphish's attack, however, sprayed the battlefield with water, simulating heavy rain, which activated Luvdisc's Ability, Swift Swim, allowing it to move even faster than before. Eventually, though, Corphish managed to hit Luvdisc with another Crabhammer, taking it out of the battle.

Luvdisc's known moves are Water Pulse, Sweet Kiss and Water Gun, and its Ability is Swift Swim.

Debut The Great Eight Fate!
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara
English Rachael Lillis
Juan's Whiscash
Whiscash
The fourth Pokémon Juan used against Ash was Whiscash, who easily defeated Ash's Corphish with Surf and Rock Smash. Ash then chose Swellow, but Whiscash grabbed it and used Tickle, followed by Hyper Beam. Juan thought he won the round, but Swellow recovered and used Aerial Ace, even after Whiscash dived underwater. After missing another Hyper Beam and getting hit by another Aerial Ace, Whiscash was unable to battle.

Whiscash's known moves are Surf, Rock Smash, Tickle and Hyper Beam.

Debut Eight Ain't Enough!
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Eric Stuart
Juan's Milotic
Milotic
Milotic first appeared in The Great Eight Fate where it was used in a water exhibition. It also won in a battle against Team Rocket. Milotic is Juan's strongest Pokémon as well as most experienced. It won Juan many Contests as well as the Ribbon Cup many years ago when he was a Pokémon Coordinator. He later used Milotic as his final Pokémon in the Gym battle against Ash.

With its elegant grace and power, it was able to gain the upper hand against Ash. It defeated Ash's Swellow with Hydro Pump and Twister and put up a good fight against Pikachu as well thanks to its ability to Recover after Electric attacks and drawing in Pikachu's Thunder with Iron Tail. However, Pikachu pulled Milotic below the water and then used Thunder to defeat it earning Ash the Rain Badge.

Milotic's known moves are Twister, Hydro Pump, Iron Tail and Recover.

Debut The Great Eight Fate!

Trivia

  • Despite being a Water-type Gym, its puzzle resembles an Ice-type Gym.
  • It is one of the only two Gyms that have different Gym Leaders in the same generation depending on the version. The other Gym is Opelucid Gym.
  • It is also the only eighth Gym to not have any Ace Trainers.
  • There is a glitch in Pokémon Emerald on the bottom floor of the gym where the player can walk into the wall above the ladder.
  • Due to Wallace giving HM05 (Waterfall) in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, this is the only Gym in which the player is rewarded with an HM rather than a TM.


Gym Leaders of the Hoenn region
Rustboro Gym Stone Badge
Roxanne OD.png
Roxanne
Dewford Gym Knuckle Badge
Brawly OD.png
Brawly
Mauville Gym Dynamo Badge
Wattson OD.png
Wattson
Lavaridge Gym Heat Badge
Flannery OD.png
Flannery
Petalburg Gym Balance Badge
Norman OD.png
Norman
Fortree Gym Feather Badge
Winona OD.png
Winona
Mossdeep Gym Mind Badge
Tate Liza
Tate and Liza
Sootopolis Gym Rain Badge
Wallace OD.png Juan OD.png
Wallace Juan

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