Castelia Gym

Castelia Gym
ヒウンジム Hiun Gym
Castelia Gym anime.png
Location Castelia City
Gym Leader Burgh
Badge Insect Badge
Dominant Type Bug
Region Unova
Castelia Gym field.png
Battlefield

The Castelia Gym (Japanese: ヒウンジム Hiun Gym) is the official Gym of Castelia City. It is based on Bug-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Burgh. Trainers who defeat him receive the Insect Badge.

In the games

Castelia City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Burgh

"Premier Insect Artist"

Pokémon Black and White

Before being able to challenge the Gym, the player must help Burgh recover Bianca's stolen Munna from Team Plasma.

The Castelia Gym is designed like a huge beehive. It contains many small hexagonal rooms, several of which are cut off by walls of honey, which are at first barricaded by gates. There are buttons which are placed in the center of most of the rooms, and if certain buttons are stepped on, they trigger the gates to descend. However, a few buttons make Trainers who battle the player appear instead. The player is able to walk through the walls of honey once these gates are gone, allowing them to venture through the Gym and battle Burgh. The Gym is also decorated with pictures painted by Burgh himself. The room in which Burgh stands is slightly different to the previous rooms. The hexagonal room leads to a set of stairs, which leads up to a platform on which Burgh stands.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Initially, Clyde will be blocking the Gym entrance, preventing the player from entering in Burgh's absence. He won't move until Burgh returns to the Gym after the player has helped Hugh to defeat Team Plasma in the Castelia Sewers.

The Gym's interior has been redesigned. The Gym is now made up of multiple levels of silk, and the player must travel through silk cocoons to go between the different levels, battling Harlequins along the way, eventually making their way to the top floor, where Burgh is. The top floor is filled with colored paint on the floor, and Burgh's paintings are hung around the room. After reaching Burgh's room, the player is able to jump down a hole on the left side that leads to the bottom of the Gym.

Appearance

Version Main room Top floor
Black  
White
Black 2    
White 2
 

Trainers

Pokémon Black and White

Trainer Pokémon
 
Harlequin Jack
ジャック Jack
Reward:  640
  Sewaddle Lv.20
No item
  Venipede Lv.20
No item
 
Harlequin Kerry
ケリー Kerry
Reward:  640
  Sewaddle Lv.20
No item
  Dwebble Lv.20
No item
 
Harlequin Rick
リック Rick
Reward:  672
  Sewaddle Lv.21
No item
 
Harlequin Louis
ヨウスケ Yōsuke
Reward:  640
  Venipede Lv.20
No item
  Sewaddle Lv.20
No item




Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Trainer Pokémon
 
Harlequin Clarence
キハチ Kihachi
Reward:  640
  Sewaddle Lv.20
No item
  Sewaddle Lv.20
No item
 
Harlequin Jack
ジャック Jack
Reward:  640
  Combee Lv.20
No item
  Swadloon Lv.20
No item
 
Harlequin Gary
ケリー Kerry
Reward:  608
  Sewaddle Lv.19
No item
  Combee Lv.19
No item
  Dwebble Lv.19
No item
 
Harlequin Anders
アキオ Akio
Reward:  640
  Dwebble Lv.20
No item
  Swadloon Lv.20
No item


Easy Mode/Normal Mode



Challenge Mode



Items

Item Location Games
  Fresh Water From Clyde at the entrance  B  W  B2  W2 
  TM76 (Struggle Bug) Reward for defeating Burgh  B  W  B2  W2 

In the anime

The Castelia Gym is a lilac building with huge glass windows on the walls and roof and a plant pattern above the front door. It is surrounded by skyscrapers and trees on Castelia City's Gym Street. Leading to the front door are camouflage tiles, while the inside is a botanical garden containing trees from Pinwheel Forest, with a path going through the vegetation to the sand-covered battlefield. Bug Pokémon such as Sewaddle also reside here in the garden. Around the battlefield is more foliage, with two big propagators on its sides.

Ash and his friends arrived at the Gym in Battling For The Love of Bug-Types! in order for Ash to challenge Burgh to a Gym battle. During the battle, Ash's Sewaddle evolved into a Swadloon. Eventually, Ash emerged victorious and earned himself the Insect Badge.

Pokémon used in the Gym

 
Dwebble
Dwebble was the first Pokémon that Burgh chose to battle Ash in Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!. It defeated Ash's Tepig easily, but was knocked out by Ash's Sewaddle. Burgh says that its shell is much lighter than a normal Dwebble's, making it more agile.

Dwebble's known moves are Dig, Protect, X-Scissor, and Rock Wrecker.

Debut Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyomi Asai
English Tom Wayland
 
Whirlipede
Whirlipede was the second Pokémon that Burgh chose to battle Ash in Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!. It put up a hard fight against Sewaddle, and its SolarBeam caused him to evolve. Despite the type advantage, Whirlipede was defeated by Ash's newly evolved Swadloon.

Whirlipede's known moves are Poison Sting, Steamroller, Iron Defense, and Solar Beam.

Debut Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Marc Thompson
 
Leavanny
In Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!, Leavanny was used in a Gym Battle against Ash and his Swadloon and won easily. It later disabled Pikachu with String Shot and dominated the battle until Pikachu used Leavanny's Leaf Storm to cut free from the threads and bombarded it with all of his attacks. It was ultimately defeated.

Leavanny's known moves are String Shot, Protect, Leaf Storm, and Hyper Beam.

Debut Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest!
Voice actors
Japanese Chiaki Takahashi
English Erica Schroeder

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

 
The Castelia Gym in Pokémon Adventures

Black & White chapter

The Castelia Gym appeared in Big City Battles and The Case of the Missing Pokémon, where it was challenged by Black. The Gym puzzle was specifically crafted for Black's Gym challenge as one of Burgh's artworks.

After making his way through the walls of honey, Black started his battle with Burgh. He was at first unwilling to use Tep due to White not wanting to let it evolve. As such, he resorted to Brav and Tula instead. In the end, Black was left with only Tep against Burgh's Dwebble, which kept striking the Fire Pig Pokémon with super effective Smack Downs. Just when it seemed like Tep had lost, it suddenly evolved into a Pignite, defeating Dwebble and earning Black the Insect Badge.

After the battle, Iris brought an unconscious Bianca to the Gym, realizing that one of her Pokémon had been stolen. Using Pignite's sensitive sense of smell, the group then departed the Gym to find the culprits.

Pokémon used in the Gym

 
Whirlipede
Whirlipede was the first Pokémon that Burgh used to battle Black. It was used to battle against Black's Brav but was easily defeated by an Air Slash.

Whirlipede's only known move is Pursuit, and its Ability is Poison Point.

Debut The Mystery of the Missing Fossil
 
Dwebble
Dwebble was the second Pokémon that Burgh used to battle Black. It fought against Black's Brav and defeated it with a combination of multiple Smack Downs and the poison status. After Black sent out Tula, Dwebble was replaced with Leavanny, but was sent back into battle after Leavanny and Tula knocked each other out, where it was used to battle Black's Tep. After evolving into a Pignite, Tep defeated Dwebble, giving Black the victory.

Dwebble's only known move is Smack Down, and its Ability is Sturdy.

Debut Big City Battles
 
Leavanny
Leavanny was the third Pokémon that Burgh used to battle Black. It fought against Black's Tula. Although it managed to pin Tula down with its silk, allowing it to easily knock it out, Leavanny fell afterwards due to being poisoned.

Leavanny's known moves are Leaf Blade and Struggle Bug*, and its Ability is Chlorophyll.

Debut Big City Battles

Trivia

Origin

Castelia Gym's interior design in Black 2 and White 2 may be based off the interactive sculptures of contemporary artist Ernesto Neto.


Gym Leaders of the Unova region
Striaton Gym  
     
Cilan Chili Cress
Nacrene Gym  
 
Lenora
Castelia Gym  
 
Burgh
Nimbasa Gym  
 
Elesa
Driftveil Gym  
 
Clay
Mistralton Gym  
 
Skyla
Icirrus Gym  
 
Brycen
Opelucid Gym  
   
Drayden Iris
Aspertia Gym  
 
Cheren
Virbank Gym  
 
Roxie
Humilau Gym  
 
Marlon


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