Ballonlea Stadium

Ballonlea Stadium
アラベスクスタジアム Arabesque Stadium
Ballonlea Stadium anime.png
Location Ballonlea
Gym Leader Opal
Bede (Successor)
Badge Fairy Badge
Dominant Type Fairy
Region Galar
Ballonlea Stadium battlefield.png
Battlefield

Ballonlea Stadium (Japanese: アラベスクスタジアム Arabesque Stadium) is the official Stadium of Ballonlea. The Gym specializes in Fairy-type Pokémon. During the Gym Challenge, Gym Challengers battle the Gym Leader Opal to earn the Fairy Badge.

After the player has earned all eight Badges, Bede, who was chosen by Opal to be her successor, takes her place as the Ballonlea Gym Leader.

In the games

Ballonlea Stadium is the largest building in the town and is the site at which the fifth installment in the Galar region's Gym Challenge takes place. It is located at the northernmost part of the town, across a wooden bridge crossing a small lake. Its exterior is primarily gray in color, with purple accents to signify the Fairy type. Like most Stadiums in the region, the Ballonlea Stadium contains a Poké Mart and a uniform shop.

Gym Challenge

Gym mission

The Gym mission is based on the premise that Gym Leader Opal is searching for a person to take her place as the Gym Leader so she can retire. In order for Opal to select a preferred candidate, challengers are made to undertake an examination as their Gym mission. The mission consists of three Trainer battles. At the end of each battle's first turn, the player is asked a question with two possible answers. Answering correctly results in a boost to some of the stats of the player's Pokémon, whereas answering incorrectly results in a stat reduction.

The correct answer to each question is in bold.

Question Choices Affected stat(s)
Do you know about Fairy type's weaknesses? Poison type Steel type Attack and Special Attack
(1 stage each)
What was the previous Trainer's name? Annetta Annette Speed
(1 stage)
What do I eat for breakfast every morning? Curry Omelets Defense and Special Defense
(1 stage each)
Trainers
Trainer Pokémon
 
Gym Trainer Annette
コト Koto
Reward:  3,264
  Spritzee Lv.34
No item
  Slurpuff Lv.34
No item
 
Gym Trainer Teresa
チヨ Chiyo
Reward:  3,264
  Swirlix Lv.34
No item
  Aromatisse Lv.34
No item
 
Gym Trainer Theodora
タチ Tachi
Reward:  3,360
  Morgrem Lv.35
No item
  Gardevoir Lv.35
No item


Gym battle

Like the Gym Trainers did during the Gym mission, Opal will present several questions to the player during the Gym battle, each one at the end of a specific turn.

The correct answer to each question is in bold.

Turn Question Choices Affected stat(s)
1 You… Do you know my nickname? The magic-user The wizard Speed
(2 stages)
4 What is my favorite color? Pink Purple Defense and Special Defense
(2 stages each)
8 All righty then… How old am I? 16 years old 88 years old Attack and Special Attack
(2 stages each)

Opal will Gigantamax her Alcremie at the first opportunity.



Sordward and Shielbert

While pursuing Sordward and Shielbert, the player, Hop, and Piers will arrive at Ballonlea Stadium, only to learn that Bede has already taken care of most of the Dynamax Pokémon the brothers let loose in the Stadium. Before the player's group can leave, Bede demands a rematch with the player. After some assurance from Opal, the player will accept the challenge. After being defeated, Bede leaves to deal with the remaining Dynamax Pokémon at the Stadium.



Items

Item Location Games
  Marnie's League Card From Marnie upon entering for the first time  Sw  Sh 
  Love Ball From the Ball Guy  Sw  Sh 
  TM87 (Draining Kiss) Reward for defeating Opal  Sw  Sh 
  Fairy Uniform Reward for defeating Opal  Sw  Sh 
  Bede's rare League Card From Bede after defeating him  Sw  Sh 
  Opal's rare League Card From Opal after defeating Bede  Sw  Sh 

Pokémon

A female Poké Kid in the lobby will offer to trade the player her Unovan Yamask nicknamed "Masky" in exchange for a Galarian Yamask.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Special Pokémon
Sw Sh 35 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Poké Mart

This Poké Mart is located on the right side of the Ballonlea Stadium lobby.

Left clerk
  Poké Ball
 200
  Great Ball
 600
  Ultra Ball5 Badges
 800
  Potion
 200
  Super Potion
 700
  Hyper Potion
 1,500
  Max Potion7 Badge
 2,500
  Full Restore8 Badges
 3,000
  Antidote
 200
  Burn Heal
 200
  Ice Heal
 200
  Awakening
 200
  Paralyze Heal
 200
  Full Heal6 Badges
 400
  Revive
 2,000
  Repel
 400
  Super Repel5 Badges
 700
  Max Repel7 Badges
 900
  Poké Doll
 300


Uniform shop

This shop is located on the left side of the Ballonlea Stadium lobby.

Male

Type Item Brand Patterns Price
Uniform Uniform Ghost UniformSw  18,000
Uniform Uniform Fighting UniformSh  18,000
Uniform Uniform Ice UniformSw  18,000
Uniform Uniform Rock UniformSh  18,000
Uniform Uniform Bug Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Steel Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Psychic Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Electric Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Ground Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Flying Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Normal Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Poison Uniform  18,000

Female

Type Item Brand Patterns Price
Uniform Uniform Ghost UniformSw  18,000
Uniform Uniform Fighting UniformSh  18,000
Uniform Uniform Ice UniformSw  18,000
Uniform Uniform Rock UniformSh  18,000
Uniform Uniform Bug Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Steel Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Psychic Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Electric Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Ground Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Flying Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Normal Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Poison Uniform  18,000

In the anime

Ballonlea Stadium appeared in The Sweet Taste of Battle!, where Opal hosted the All-Alcremie Decoration Challenge cake-decorating contest there. She sent an invitation to Ash, Goh, Chloe, Leon, and Raihan to attend the contest, not specifying what it was about until all of them had arrived. She loaned each of the contestants one of her Alcremie to provide them the cream they needed, excluding Goh, who had acquired his own Alcremie shortly beforehand.

To everyone's surprise, Ash's overly decorated cake ended up winning. Opal then challenged Ash to a battle, using her Alcremie against Ash's Pikachu. A while into the match, Opal Gigantamaxed her Alcremie and had it use G-Max Finale. Pikachu seemed to Gigantamax as well afterwards, but it turned out that he had simply grown giant due to eating the immense amounts of cream contained in Alcremie's G-Max Move, rendering him too fat and full to continue battling, so the match was called off. Later, everyone ate the cakes decorated during the contest.

Pokémon used in the Gym

 

 
Alcremie ↔ Gigantamax Alcremie
Opal sent Alcremie out to battle Ash's Pikachu. After a while, Opal Gigantamaxed her and had her use G-Max Finale on Pikachu. This caused Pikachu to grow giant and fat from eating the immense amounts of cream the G-Max Move created, so the battle had to be called off.

Alcremie's known moves are Attract and Dazzling Gleam.
As a Gigantamax Alcremie, she can use G-Max Finale.

Debut The Sweet Taste of Battle!

In the manga

 
Ballonlea Stadium in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Before entering the Stadium, Opal asks each challenger a quiz question about her age. Depending on their answer, their Pokémon's Attack and Special Attack stats either increase or decrease drastically at the beginning of the battle.

Sword & Shield chapter

Ballonlea Stadium debuted in PASS15, as Henry arrived there for his fifth Gym battle. However, as Hop had applied before him, he got to challenge Opal first.

After Hop had won his battle, Henry's turn came. Despite his Sirfetch'd's stats getting lowered at the beginning of the battle due to him having answered the quiz wrong, he was still able to defeat Opal's three Pokémon without losing any of his own ones, using an Expert Belt he had received from Sonia to overcome the stat reduction. During the battle, Opal also made a public announcement of her plan to retire as a Gym Leader once the year's Gym Challenge was over.

In PASS18, Casey was the next challenger to take on Opal. However, despite using her Gigantamax Toxtricity against Opal's Gigantamax Alcremie, Casey was still defeated, ending her run in the Gym Challenge.

In PASS20, Bede visited the Gym, following an invitation from Opal. She took a liking to Bede's personality and deemed him as a fitting successor for her. Afterwards, Bede started training at the Gym in preparation for taking on the Gym Leader position.

Pokémon used in the Gym

 

 
Alcremie ↔ Gigantamax Alcremie
Alcremie is Opal's first known Pokémon. She was first used in Opal's Gym battle against Henry, where she bombarded his Sirfetch'd, Lancelot, with a barrage of high-calorie cream missiles. After surviving Alcremie's attacks, Lancelot defeated her with a Max Steelspike boosted by an Expert Belt.

Alcremie's only known move is Draining Kiss*.
As a Gigantamax Alcremie, she can use G-Max Finale.

Debut PASS16
 
Weezing
Galarian Weezing is Opal's second known Pokémon. It was first used to battle Henry's Sirfetch'd, Lancelot, in a Gym battle, but was defeated.

Weezing's only known move is Sludge Bomb.

Debut PASS16
 
Togekiss
Togekiss is Opal's third known Pokémon. It was first used to battle Henry's Gurdurr, Steeler, in a Gym battle, but was quickly defeated.

Togekiss's only known move is Double-Edge.

Debut PASS16


Gym Leaders of the Galar region
Turffield Stadium  
 
Milo
Hulbury Stadium  
 
Nessa
Motostoke Stadium  
 
Kabu
Stow-on-Side Stadium  
   
 
Bea Allister
Ballonlea Stadium  
   
Opal Bede
Circhester Stadium  
   
 
Gordie Melony
Spikemuth Gym  
   
Piers Marnie
Hammerlocke Stadium  
 
Raihan


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