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Cinnabar Gym
グレンジム Guren Gym
Cinnabar Gym anime.png
Location Seafoam Islands
Gym Leader Blaine
Badge Volcano Badge
Dominant Type Fire
Region Kanto
Cinnabar Gym Battlefield.png
Battlefield

The Cinnabar Island Pokémon GymRBYFRLG, Cinnabar Island GymPE, or Cinnabar GymGSCHGSS (Japanese: グレンじまポケモンジムRGBYFRLG/グレン島ポケモンジムPE Guren Island Pokémon Gym or グレンタウンのジムGSCHGSS Guren Town Gym) is the official Gym of Cinnabar Island. In Generations II and IV, it is located at the Seafoam Islands instead, due to the original Gym getting destroyed by Cinnabar Volcano. It specializes on Fire-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Blaine. Trainers who defeat him receive the Volcano Badge.

Contents

In the games

Cinnabar Island
Pokémon Gym
Leader: Blaine
The Hot-Headed
Quiz Master!

What does this
sign say?
Cinnabar Gym
Leader: Blaine

Cinnabar Island Pokémon Gym
Leader: Blaine
The Hotheaded Quiz Master!

Seafoams Islands
...Somebody put a notice
under the sign!
The Cinnabar Gym has moved here.
Leader: Blaine

In Generations I, III, and VII, the Cinnabar Gym's door is initially locked. In order to unlock it, the player must first find the Secret Key from the bottom floor of the Pokémon Mansion.

In Generations I and III, the Cinnabar Gym is a high-tech affair featuring a series of sealed doors. Trivia questions about various Pokémon must be answered to unlock the doors. However, when the player fails to answer a trivia question correctly, a battle with either a Burglar or Super Nerd starts, which serves as an alternative to answering the questions. The questions are:

"Pokémon Quiz! Get it right and the door opens to the next room! Get it wrong and face a trainerRBY/TrainerFRLG! If you want to conserve your Pokémon for the Gym Leader... Then get it right! Here we go!

Generation I Generation III Correct answer
Caterpie evolves into Butterfree? Caterpie evolves into Metapod? Yes
There are 9 certified Pokémon League Badges? There are nine certified Pokémon League Badges? No
Poliwag evolves 3 times? Poliwag evolves three times? No
Are thunder moves effective against ground element-type Pokémon? Are electric moves effective against Ground-type Pokémon? No
Pokémon of the same kind and level are not identical? Pokémon of the same kind and level are not identical? Yes
TM28 contains Tombstoner? TM28 contains Tombstony? No

Even if the player answers the question right, they still have the option to challenge the Trainer.

In Generation VII, the Gym is set up like a quiz show studio, with the player having to answer five questions in order to face the Gym Leader. Answering a question correctly will earn the player a Blaine doll, while answering a question wrong will force the player into a Trainer battle against a Super Nerd or a Burglar. Defeating the opposing Trainer will also earn the player a Blaine doll. After the player has collected five Blaine dolls, the battle against Blaine will begin immediately. The questions are:

Question Options Correct answer
Which of these is the Spitfire Pokémon? Magmar
Growlithe
Magmar
How many Badges certified by the Pokémon League are there? Seven
Eight
Eight
A Steel-type move used on a Fire-type Pokémon will be...? Super effective!
Not very effective
Not very effective
True or false! TM28 contains the move Tombstony. True
False
What's that?!
False or What's that?!
Challenger <player>, tell me... who are you about to battle?! Blaine
The Cinnabar Island Gym Leader
A Fire-type Pokémon pro
A hotheaded quiz master
A moustached old man
An old guy in sunglasses
Any

In Generations II and IV, Blaine's original Gym on Cinnabar Island was destroyed by a volcanic eruption. This forced him to relocate to the Seafoam Islands. In Generation IV, the room increased in size, the area now has Trainers, and the floor designs is that of a small flame. The only way to get to Blaine is to talk and battle other Trainers so that they could move to a new position, opening a new path.

A field based on the Gym also appears in Pokémon Stadium's Gym Leader Castle and Stadium 2's Kanto Gym Leader Castle.

In Generation II and HeartGold and SoulSilver, the notice about the Gym being relocated to the Seafoam Islands reads:

There's a notice
here...
Cinnabar Gym has
relocated to Sea-
foam Islands.
Blaine

There's a notice here...
The Cinnabar Gym has relocated
to Seafoam Islands.

Blaine

Appearance

Cinnabar Gym RBY.png Cinnabar Gym GSC.png Cinnabar Gym FRLG.png Cinnabar Gym HGSS.png
Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV

Trainers

Core series

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow
Trainer Pokémon
Burglar
Burglar
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3240
058 Growlithe Lv.36
No item
037 Vulpix Lv.36
No item
038 Ninetales Lv.36
No item
Super Nerd
Super Nerd
Reward: PokémonDollar.png900
037 Vulpix Lv.36
No item
037 Vulpix Lv.36
No item
038 Ninetales Lv.36
No item
Super Nerd
Super Nerd
Reward: PokémonDollar.png850
077 Ponyta Lv.34
No item
004 Charmander Lv.34
No item
037 Vulpix Lv.34
No item
058 Growlithe Lv.34
No item
Burglar
Burglar
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3690
077 Ponyta Lv.41
No item
Super Nerd
Super Nerd
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1025
078 Rapidash Lv.41
No item
Burglar
Burglar
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3330
037 Vulpix Lv.37
No item
058 Growlithe Lv.37
No item
Super Nerd
Super Nerd
Reward: PokémonDollar.png925
058 Growlithe Lv.37
No item
037 Vulpix Lv.37
No item

Pokémon Red and Blue


Pokémon Yellow


Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal


Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
Trainer Pokémon
Burglar Quinn
Burglar Quinn
ミノブ Minobu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3168
058 Growlithe Lv.36
No item
037 Vulpix Lv.36
No item
038 Ninetales Lv.36
No item
Super Nerd Erik
Super Nerd Erik
ハジメ Hajime
Reward: PokémonDollar.png864
037 Vulpix Lv.36
No item
037 Vulpix Lv.36
No item
038 Ninetales Lv.36
No item
Super Nerd Avery
Super Nerd Avery
サダハル Sadaharu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png816
077 Ponyta Lv.34
No item
004 Charmander Lv.34
No item
037 Vulpix Lv.34
No item
058 Growlithe Lv.34
No item
Burglar Ramon
Burglar Ramon
ジンパチ Jinpachi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3608
077 Ponyta Lv.41
No item
Super Nerd Derek
Super Nerd Derek
ヨシアキ Yoshiaki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png984
078 Rapidash Lv.41
No item
Burglar Dusty
Burglar Dusty
ノブオ Nobuo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3256
037 Vulpix Lv.37
No item
058 Growlithe Lv.37
No item
Super Nerd Zac
Super Nerd Zac
ノブヒロ Nobuhiro
Reward: PokémonDollar.png888
058 Growlithe Lv.37
No item
037 Vulpix Lv.37
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.



Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
Trainer Pokémon
Scientist Lowell
Scientist Lowell
ヨシロー Yoshirō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1600
059 Arcanine Lv.50
No item
Scientist Daniel
Scientist Daniel
ユウゴ Yūgo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1600
038 Ninetales Lv.50
No item
Super Nerd Cary
Super Nerd Cary
タカジ Takaji
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2544
324 Torkoal Lv.53
No item
Scientist Linden
Scientist Linden
タケアキ Takeaki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1600
126 Magmar Lv.50
No item
Super Nerd Waldo
Super Nerd Waldo
ユウビ Yūbi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2544
322 Numel Lv.53
No item
Super Nerd Merle
Super Nerd Merle
ナガフミ Nagafumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2544
219 Magcargo Lv.53
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.



Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Trainer Pokémon
First question
Super Nerd Erik
Super Nerd Erik
ハジメ Hajime
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,800
005 Charmeleon Lv.45
No item
Second question
Burglar Quinn
Burglar Quinn
ミノブ Minobu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3,520
038 Ninetales Lv.44
No item
Third question
Super Nerd Derek
Super Nerd Derek
ヨシアキ Yoshiaki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,800
126 Magmar Lv.45
No item
Fourth question
Burglar Dusty
Burglar Dusty
ノブオ Nobuo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3,520
058 Growlithe Lv.44
No item
078 Rapidash Lv.44
No item



Rematch


Side series

Pokémon Stadium
Round 1
Trainer Pokémon
Judoboy
Judoboy
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
020 Raticate Lv.50-100
No item
057 Primeape Lv.50-100
No item
067 Machoke Lv.50-100
No item
034 Nidoking Lv.50-100
No item
106 Hitmonlee Lv.50-100
No item
068 Machamp Lv.50-100
No item
Psychic
Psychic
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
080 Slowbro Lv.50-100
No item
065 Alakazam Lv.50-100
No item
062 Poliwrath Lv.50-100
No item
121 Starmie Lv.50-100
No item
124 Jynx Lv.50-100
No item
097 Hypno Lv.50-100
No item
Nerd
Nerd
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
101 Electrode Lv.50-100
No item
143 Snorlax Lv.50-100
No item
076 Golem Lv.50-100
No item
103 Exeggutor Lv.50-100
No item
089 Muk Lv.50-100
No item
091 Cloyster Lv.50-100
No item



Round 2
Trainer Pokémon
Judoboy
Judoboy
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
105 Marowak Lv.50-100
No item
057 Primeape Lv.50-100
No item
020 Raticate Lv.50-100
No item
034 Nidoking Lv.50-100
No item
123 Scyther Lv.50-100
No item
068 Machamp Lv.50-100
No item
Nerd
Nerd
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
101 Electrode Lv.50-100
No item
094 Gengar Lv.50-100
No item
076 Golem Lv.50-100
No item
103 Exeggutor Lv.50-100
No item
089 Muk Lv.50-100
No item
091 Cloyster Lv.50-100
No item
Psychic
Psychic
Reward: PokémonDollar.pngN/A
080 Slowbro Lv.50-100
No item
065 Alakazam Lv.50-100
No item
062 Poliwrath Lv.50-100
No item
121 Starmie Lv.50-100
No item
124 Jynx Lv.50-100
No item
082 Magneton Lv.50-100
No item



Pokémon Stadium 2
Round 1


Round 2


Items

Item Location Games
TM Fire TM38 (Fire Blast) Reward for defeating Blaine  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
TM Fire TM50 (Overheat) Reward for defeating Blaine  HG  SS 
TM Fire VI TM46 (Fire Blast) Reward for defeating Blaine  P  E 

In the anime

In the main series

The abandoned Cinnabar Gym

In the anime, the Cinnabar Gym is located in a chamber inside the Cinnabar Volcano, which is accessed from a secret entrance located next to a hot spring at Blaine's "Big Riddle Inn" and has a battlefield suspended over the lava.

In Riddle Me This, Ash was trying to locate the Gym so he could challenge the Cinnabar Gym Leader to a battle. He was informed by a man who liked telling riddles that the Gym was abandoned when Cinnabar Island became a tourist trap. However, the man eventually told Ash that the Gym Leader, Blaine, had built another Gym in a secret location, and later gave him a hint of its location through a riddle. After accidentally discovering the Gym's secret entrance at the riddler's inn, Ash and his friends entered the Gym and found the riddle-telling man himself, who revealed himself to have been Blaine in disguise all along. Ash and Blaine then battled, but Ash suffered multiple misfortunes, with his Squirtle losing to Blaine's Ninetales, Charizard refusing to battle Rhydon, and Pikachu being severely burned and almost falling to the lava while fighting Blaine's Magmar. As such, Ash eventually forfeited the match.

In Volcanic Panic, after Team Rocket had accidentally almost caused the Cinnabar Volcano to erupt and destroy Cinnabar Island during their attempt to steal Magmar, Blaine agreed to a rematch with Ash as thanks for having helped to stop the eruption. Due to the Gym having been destroyed during Team Rocket's attack, Blaine had the rematch held at the top of the volcano instead. This time, Ash was able to defeat Blaine with the help of his Charizard and its Seismic Toss, earning him a Volcano Badge.

The Cinnabar Gym briefly reappeared in a flashback in Bad To The Bone, where Otoshi and his Marowak were shown defeating Blaine's Magmar in a Gym battle.

Pokémon used in Gym

Blaine's Ninetales
Ninetales
Ninetales was Blaine's first Pokémon used in his battle with Ash. Despite its beautiful looks, Ninetales proved to be an incredibly powerful Pokémon, knocking out Ash's Squirtle with a single attack. Ninetales was recalled when Ash sent out his Charizard.

Ninetales's only known move is Fire Spin.

Debut Riddle Me This
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Rachael Lillis
Blaine's Rhydon
Rhydon
After Ash chose Charizard in his battle, Blaine countered it by choosing Rhydon. Charizard refused to fight the Ground-type Pokémon, so Rhydon went up against Pikachu in its place. Blaine doubted the Electric-type could defeat Rhydon, but Ash encouraged Pikachu to use Rhydon's horn as a conductor of electricity that eventually caused its defeat. This battle sparked a now well-known Internet meme in the Pokémon fandom, as Rhydon is usually immune to Electric-type attacks.

Rhydon's known moves are Horn Drill and Fury Attack.

Debut Riddle Me This
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Katsuyuki Konishi
Blaine's Magmar
Magmar
Main article: Blaine's Magmar

Magmar is Blaine's final Pokémon and his powerhouse. In the first battle, Magmar easily defeated Ash's Pikachu. After the battlefield was wrecked due to Team Rocket's influence, Magmar and Ash's Charizard ended up gaining a respect for each other and wanted to test their strengths against one another. This was done in Ash's rematch with Blaine on top of Cinnabar's volcano. However, despite Magmar's powerful attacks including Fire Blast, Charizard managed to come out on top.

Debut Riddle Me This
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Eric Stuart

In Pokémon Origins

Cinnabar Gym in Pokémon Origins

The Cinnabar Gym made a brief appearance in File 3: Giovanni, when Red was seen defeating Blaine and earning himself the Volcano Badge.

Pokémon used in Gym

Blaine's Arcanine
Arcanine
Arcanine was used in Blaine's Gym battle against Red, but it was defeated.

None of Arcanine's moves are known.

Debut File 3: Giovanni

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Cinnabar Gym in Pokémon Adventures

In Pokémon Adventures, the Pokémon Lab is directly connected to the Cinnabar Gym, working as Blaine's personal laboratory. Located inside the dormant Cinnabar Volcano, it was first visited by Red in Holy Moltres, where he revived his Old Amber into an Aerodactyl needed to combat Team Rocket's Moltres.

The Gym reappeared in the Yellow chapter, where Blaine was seen conducting his search for the missing Red. When Yellow arrived on Cinnabar Island in Putting It on the Line...Against Arcanine, he was led to the Gym by a disguised Blaine. They soon received emergency messages from various cities in Kanto, telling them that the Elite Four had launched their attack on the region. Both Blaine and Yellow soon departed for the Elite Four's base of actions on Cerise Island to start a counterattack.

The Gym appeared again in Double Down Deoxys, where Blaine was visited by Camper Evan and Super Nerd Miles while he was going through an old photo album, with one of the pictures featuring him together with Mr. Fuji in a jungle. Blaine told the two Trainers that he had started feeling pain in his right arm the day before, the same arm which once contained Mewtwo's cells. Blaine said that the sensation meant that Mewtwo was upset, and deduced that it must be because Mew was on its way from Faraway Island back to the Kanto mainland.

Cinnabar Gym in Pokémon Zensho

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

The Cinnabar Gym appeared in Cinnabar Island, where Satoshi entered the Gym. After a brief talk about the Pokémon Lab and Mewtwo, Satoshi and Blaine had a battle, which Satoshi won, earning him the Volcano Badge. As a result of the battle, Satoshi's Charmeleon evolved into Charizard.

In the TCG

The Cinnabar Gym was featured in the TCG as both a Japan exclusive Theme Deck and as a card. The following is a list of cards named Cinnabar City Gym.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Cinnabar City Gym T [St] Gym Challenge Uncommon 113/132 Challenge from the Darkness Uncommon  
 

Trivia


Gym Leaders of the Kanto region
Pewter Gym Boulder Badge
Brock OD.png
Brock
Cerulean Gym Cascade Badge
Misty OD.png
Misty
Vermilion Gym Thunder Badge
Lt Surge OD.png
Lt. Surge
Celadon Gym Rainbow Badge
Erika OD.png
Erika
Fuchsia Gym Soul Badge
Koga OD.png Janine OD.png
Koga Janine
Saffron Gym Marsh Badge
Sabrina OD.png
Sabrina
Cinnabar Gym Volcano Badge
Blaine OD.png
Blaine
Viridian Gym Earth Badge
Giovanni OD.png Blue
Giovanni Blue

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