Canalave Gym

Canalave Gym
ミオジム Mio Gym
Canalave Gym anime.png
Location Canalave City
Gym Leader Byron
Badge Mine Badge
Dominant Type Steel
Region Sinnoh
Canalave Gym Battlefield.png
Battlefield

The Canalave Gym (Japanese: ミオジム Mio Gym) is the official Gym of Canalave City. It is based on Steel-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Byron. Trainers that defeat him receive the Mine Badge.

In the games

Canalave City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Byron
The Man with the Steel Body!

The Canalave Gym is a four-story building made of fixed steel platforms, lifts, and moving metal platforms. Trainers must ride the lifts and moving platforms in a certain order while battling other Trainers in the Gym to reach the fourth floor, on which Byron waits.

Appearance

Version 1F 2F 3F 4F
Diamond        
Pearl
Platinum
 

Trainers

 
Byron in the Canalave Gym

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Trainer Pokémon
 
Black Belt Ricky
タイト Taito
Reward:  792
  Steelix Lv.33
No item
 
Worker Gary
カネオ Kaneo
Reward:  1240
  Onix Lv.31
No item
 
Worker Jackson
テツオミ Tetsuomi
Reward:  1120
  Onix Lv.28
No item
  Onix Lv.28
No item
  Onix Lv.28
No item
 
Ace Trainer Cesar
タクミ Takumi
Reward:  1920
  Skorupi Lv.30
No item
  Steelix Lv.32
No item
 
Worker Gerardo
キンジ Kinji
Reward:  1160
  Onix Lv.29
No item
  Onix Lv.29
No item
 
Black Belt David
ケンスケ Kensuke
Reward:  768
  Onix Lv.30
No item
  Steelix Lv.32
No item
 
Ace Trainer Breanna
マユコ Mayuko
Reward:  1980
  Azumarill Lv.33
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.




Pokémon Platinum

Trainer Pokémon
 
Black Belt Ricky
タイト Taito
Reward:  912
  Steelix Lv.38
No item
 
Worker Gary
カネオ Kaneo
Reward:  1480
  Magnemite Lv.37
No item
 
Worker Jackson
テツオミ Tetsuomi
Reward:  1360
  Magnemite Lv.34
No item
  Magnemite Lv.34
No item
  Magnemite Lv.34
No item
 
Ace Trainer Cesar
タクミ Takumi
Reward:  2400
  Scizor Lv.40
No item
 
Worker Gerardo
キンジ Kinji
Reward:  1400
  Magnemite Lv.35
No item
  Magnemite Lv.35
No item
 
Black Belt David
ケンスケ Kensuke
Reward:  888
  Steelix Lv.35
No item
  Steelix Lv.37
No item
 
Ace Trainer Breanna
マユコ Mayuko
Reward:  2280
  Bronzor Lv.35
No item
  Bronzor Lv.36
No item
  Bronzor Lv.38
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.




Items

Item Location Games
  TM91 (Flash Cannon) Reward for defeating Byron  D  P  Pt 

In the anime

The Canalave Gym debuted in Sleepless In Pre-Battle!, where Ash went to the Gym in order to challenge it, only to find out that the local Gym Leader was off training at Iron Island. In Ancient Family Matters!, Ash returned to the Gym in the hopes of challenging the newly returned Gym Leader. To his and his friends' surprise, they found out that the local Gym Leader, Byron, was the father of Roark, and the two were arguing over whose love for Fossils was more deeper. To settle their differences, they decided to have a battle, with Roark's Rampardos facing Byron's Bastiodon. By using Iron Defense multiple times, Byron was able to turn Bastiodon's defensive tactic into an offensive one. However, before they could finish the battle, an alarm broke out, signaling that someone had broken into the Gym's Fossil room, forcing the two Gym Leaders to abandon their battle. The thieves turned out to be Team Rocket, whom Roark and Byron battled together, successfully recovering the stolen Fossils and even settling their previous argument in the process.

In Dealing With Defensive Types!, Ash had his Gym battle against Byron. Ash had the lead in the beginning, defeating Byron's Bronzor with his Chimchar after getting past Byron's defensive strategies. Byron then regained the advantage by easily knocking out Ash's Buizel with Steelix. Ash sent out Chimchar again and defeated Steelix with Flame Wheel after weakening it by caving in the ground with Dig. Byron finally sent out his Bastiodon and knocked Chimchar out with Metal Burst. Ash then sent out his last Pokémon, Gliscor. Bastiodon seemed to be winning in the beginning with repeated Flash Cannons and Iron Heads, but Gliscor managed to use Fire Fang on Bastiodon's back where it was weaker, defeating it and winning Ash his sixth Badge in the Sinnoh region.

In the other rooms of the Gym, there are many rocks and Fossils that Byron has collected over the years, including a giant Anorith Fossil that Team Rocket tried to steal. There are also prehistoric Pokémon in other rooms, such as Omastar, Omanyte, Kabuto, Kabutops, Cradily, and Armaldo.

Pokémon used in Gym

 
Bronzor
Bronzor was the first Pokémon used by Byron during his Gym Battle against Ash. It went up against Ash's Chimchar, and was able to stand up to Chimchar's Flamethrower thanks to Byron's intensive training. It was able to cause significant damage to Chimchar before being knocked out by Flame Wheel.

Bronzor's known moves are Rain Dance and Gyro Ball, and its Ability is Heatproof.

Debut Dealing With Defensive Types!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Tom Wayland
 
Steelix
Byron's Steelix was seen for the first time in Dealing With Defensive Types!. Steelix was the second Pokémon used by Byron when battling Ash, and proved to be a very tough opponent. It knocked out Buizel easily, and was able to cause massive damage to Chimchar. However it was eventually defeated by Chimchar after the Chimp Pokémon weakened the ground with Dig restricting its movement.

Steelix's known moves are Screech, Bind, and Iron Tail.

Debut Dealing With Defensive Types!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
 
Bastiodon
Main article: Byron's Bastiodon

Bastiodon is Byron's main Pokémon. He uses it in Gym Battles.

Debut Ancient Family Matters!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Marc Thompson

In the manga

 
Canalave Gym in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl chapter

The Canalave Gym debuted in Brash Bronzong I. Platinum unknowingly ran into the Gym with Diamond and Pearl when she thought she heard her father's voice. They were whisked back and forth on the moving platforms until they arrived in front of Byron, who challenged Platinum to a battle. At first, Byron's two strong defensive Bronzong held up easily against Platinum's Empoleon; however, after Platinum discovered her father locked up in a cage and assumed that Byron did it, she became very angry and knocked out both of his Bronzong with her Ponyta in one hit. Byron proceeded to give her a Mine Badge later, much to her surprise.

Pokémon used in Gym

 
Bronzong (×2)
Byron's two Bronzong are his main battlers. He first used them against Platinum when she attempted to rescue her father after mistaking Byron for being his kidnapper but they were easily defeated by her Ponyta.

Bronzong's known moves are Payback and Extrasensory.

Debut Brash Bronzong I

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

The Canalave Gym appeared in Challenge! The Fortress Of Steel!!. The Gym contains a giant steel structure, dubbed by Byron as "The Fortress of Steel". On the way to the Gym Leader, the challenging Trainer must face a variety of obstacles, including back-and-forth-swinging steel beams, a backwards-moving walkway, and a group of Steelix and Onix. Only those Trainers who clear all the obstacles may face Byron in a battle at the top of the fortress.

After hearing from Hareta about his loss against Cyrus, Byron invited the young Trainer to train at his Gym. With his impressive skills, Hareta managed to get past the obstacles and reach Byron. However, the battle was over quickly when Byron's Bronzor put Hareta's Piplup to sleep with Hypnosis and Byron had his Bastiodon charge at him, demonstration how he could've easily knocked Hareta over the edge. Byron scolded Hareta for not considering how much strength he had left, and told him to go training at Iron Island before they could battle again.

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards mentioning or featuring Canalave City Gym in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Pokémon in Canalave Gym
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 #
Steelix     Rising Rivals   51/111 Bonds to the End of Time   062/090
 


Trivia

  • Canalave Gym is similar to Olivine Gym because they are both Steel-type Gyms and are the sixth Gym of their respective regions.
    • The Gym Leaders of both Gyms also use a Steelix.


Gym Leaders of the Sinnoh region
Oreburgh Gym  
 
Roark
Eterna Gym  
 
Gardenia
Veilstone Gym  
 
Maylene
Pastoria Gym  
 
Crasher Wake
Hearthome Gym  
 
Fantina
Canalave Gym  
 
Byron
Snowpoint Gym  
 
Candice
Sunyshore Gym  
 
Volkner


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