Cerulean Gym

Cerulean Gym
ハナダジム Hanada Gym
Cerulean Gym anime.png
Location Cerulean City
Gym Leader Misty
Daisy, Lily, and Violet (anime only)
Badge Cascade Badge
Dominant Type Water
Region Kanto
Cerulean Gym Battlefield Water.png
Battlefield

The Cerulean Gym (Japanese: ハナダジム Hanada Gym) is the official Gym of Cerulean City. It is based on Water-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Misty. Trainers who defeat her receive the Cascade Badge.

In the anime, Misty's sisters Daisy, Lily, and Violet were the Gym Leaders together until Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire.

In the games

Cerulean City
Pokémon Gym
Leader: Misty
The Tomboyish
Mermaid!

Cerulean City
Pokémon Gym
Leader: Misty
The Tomboyish
Mermaid

Cerulean City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Misty
The Tomboyish Mermaid

Cerulean City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Misty
The Tomboyish Mermaid

In Generations I, II, III, and VII, the Cerulean Gym is designed like an indoor swimming pool, with platforms above the water for the player to walk on. In Generation IV, the Gym consists of a large pool roped off into lanes with certain parts of the area circling the pool blocked. There are no puzzles to solve in this Gym.

In Generations II and IV, Misty isn't initially at the Gym. After the problem at the Kanto Power Plant has been fixed, she can be found at Cerulean Cape, having a date with her boyfriend. After her boyfriend is scared away by the player's arrival, Misty will at first be angry at the player for ruining her date, but will then return to the Gym, allowing it to be challenged.

In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, the player must have a Pokémon that is at level 15 or higher in their party in order to be allowed to challenge the Gym.

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

Appearance

       
Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV

Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Fishing
  Magikarp
R B Y
  Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
  Goldeen
R B Y
  Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
  Poliwag
R B Y
  Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
  Psyduck
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 34%
  Krabby
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 33%
  Goldeen
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 33%
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.


Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
     
Fishing
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
  Krabby
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
  Krabby
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
10 30%
  Corsola
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 10% 10% 0%
  Staryu
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 0% 0% 10%
  Krabby
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 60%
  Corsola
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 30% 30% 0%
  Staryu
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 0% 0% 30%
  Kingler
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
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.


Trainers

Core series

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow
Trainer Pokémon
 
Swimmer
Reward:  80
  Horsea Lv.16
No item
  Shellder Lv.16
No item
 
Jr. Trainer♀
Reward:  380
  Goldeen Lv.19
No item


Pokémon Red and Blue

Misty has an X Defend for both of her Pokémon, using it randomly 25% of the time.



Pokémon Yellow

Misty has an X Defend for both of her Pokémon, using it randomly 25% of the time.



Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Trainer Pokémon
 
Swimmer♂ Parker
トモキ Tomoki
Reward:  280
  Horsea Lv.32
No item
  Horsea Lv.32
No item
  Seadra Lv.35
No item
 
Swimmer♀ Briana
ユカリ Yukari
Reward:  700
  Seaking Lv.35
No item
  Seaking Lv.35
No item
 
Swimmer♀ Diana
ナミ Nami
Reward:  740
  Golduck Lv.37
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 FireRed and LeafGreen
Trainer Pokémon
 
Swimmer Luis
ヨウヘイ Yōhei
Reward:  64
  Horsea Lv.16
No item
  Shellder Lv.16
No item
 
Picnicker Diana
コズエ Kozue
Reward:  380
  Goldeen Lv.19
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
 
Sailor Parker
トモキ Tomoki
Reward:  1376
  Horsea Lv.43
No item
  Seadra Lv.43
No item
 
Sailor Eddie
ノリオ Norio
Reward:  1536
  Azumarill Lv.48
No item
Requires Surf
 
Swimmer♀ Diana
ナミ Nami
Reward:  768
  Golduck Lv.48
No item
 
Swimmer♀ Joy
ミズナ Mizuna
Reward:  768
  Cloyster Lv.48
No item
 
Swimmer♀ Briana
ユカリ Yukari
Reward:  736
  Seaking Lv.46
No item
  Seaking Lv.46
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
 
Beauty Lily
ボタン Botan
Reward:  320
  Goldeen Lv.16
No item
 
Beauty Violet
アヤメ Ayame
Reward:  320
  Shellder Lv.16
No item
 
Beauty Daisy
サクラ Sakura
Reward:  320
  Seel Lv.16
No item




Rematch



Side series

Pokémon Stadium
Round 1
Trainer Pokémon
 
Fisher
Reward:  N/A
  Squirtle Lv.50-100
No item
  Poliwag Lv.50-100
No item
  Magikarp Lv.50-100
No item
  Wartortle Lv.50-100
No item
  Seaking Lv.50-100
No item
  Tentacool Lv.50-100
No item
 
Jr. ♀
Reward:  N/A
  Pidgey Lv.50-100
No item
  Seadra Lv.50-100
No item
  Kadabra Lv.50-100
No item
  Voltorb Lv.50-100
No item
  Diglett Lv.50-100
No item
  Jigglypuff Lv.50-100
No item
 
Swimmer
Reward:  N/A
  Meowth Lv.50-100
No item
  Goldeen Lv.50-100
No item
  Mankey Lv.50-100
No item
  Omanyte Lv.50-100
No item
  Clefairy Lv.50-100
No item
  Poliwhirl Lv.50-100
No item




Round 2
Trainer Pokémon
 
Fisher
Reward:  N/A
  Wartortle Lv.50-100
No item
  Poliwhirl Lv.50-100
No item
  Diglett Lv.50-100
No item
  Cloyster Lv.50-100
No item
  Seaking Lv.50-100
No item
  Eevee Lv.50-100
No item
 
Jr. ♀
Reward:  N/A
  Pidgeotto Lv.50-100
No item
  Seadra Lv.50-100
No item
  Kadabra Lv.50-100
No item
  Electrode Lv.50-100
No item
  Dugtrio Lv.50-100
No item
  Clefairy Lv.50-100
No item
 
Swimmer
Reward:  N/A
  Tentacruel Lv.50-100
No item
  Horsea Lv.50-100
No item
  Wartortle Lv.50-100
No item
  Primeape Lv.50-100
No item
  Wigglytuff Lv.50-100
No item
  Poliwrath Lv.50-100
No item




Pokémon Stadium 2
Round 1



Round 2



Items

Item Location Games
  TM11 (BubbleBeam) Reward for defeating Misty  R  B  Y 
  TM03 (Water Pulse) Reward for defeating Misty  FR  LG  HG  SS 
  TM29 (Scald) Reward for defeating Misty  P  E 
  Machine Part In water in the middle of the Gym, after visiting the Kanto Power Plant (hidden)  G  S  C 
  Machine Part Behind a pile of lifebuoys, after defeating the Team Rocket Grunt on Route 24 (hidden)  HG  SS 

In the anime

Main series

 
Cerulean Gym's original design
 
Cerulean Gym's aquarium
 
The Gym's original battlefield

Cerulean Gym has appeared in multiple episodes of the anime. In its original design, the building was a dome-shaped, brightly colored Gym with a gigantic painting of a Dewgong on top of it. On the inside, the Gym was seen being equipped with a large aquarium and a swimming pool. In Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, the Gym seemed to have gone through a massive redesign in-between appearances, both on the exterior and the interior. For example, the battlefield is now a stone field, which can be retracted into the floor and filled with water to form a water field, suitable for the Gym's Water-type Pokémon.

It first appeared in The Water Flowers of Cerulean City. Ash was heading there so he could earn his Cascade Badge. Misty kept telling him not to go to Cerulean, and he soon discovered why she had tried to stop him; her three sisters, Violet, Lily, and Daisy, were the Gym Leaders, who didn't care much about battling and had instead turned the battlefield into a performance hall for their water acrobatics shows. Incapable of giving Ash a proper Gym battle, due their recent defeats against Gary and two other Pallet Town Trainers, they were about to simply give Ash a free Cascade Badge, when Misty intervened. She challenged Ash to a battle in her capacity as an official Gym Leader, but the battle was interrupted by Team Rocket trying to steal the Gym's Pokémon with a giant vacuum cleaner, only to be defeated by Ash and be sent flying by their own machine. In the end, Daisy gave Ash a Cascade Badge for protecting the Gym, also saying that if Ash's Pikachu hadn't refused to battle, Misty's Water Pokémon wouldn't have stood a chance of winning.

The Gym's next appearance was in The Misty Mermaid. While the group was the way to the Viridian Gym, Misty's Horsea became sick. Realizing the Gym was nearby, Misty decided to go and see if they could make Horsea feel better there. At the Gym, Misty's sisters told her that they had set up an underwater balette and given Misty the main role without asking her first. With the first performance due to be held the following day, Misty was left with no choice but to accept the role. During the performance, Team Rocket attacked and tried to steal the Gym's Pokémon again. This time, they were defeated by the Gym's Seel, which evolved into a Dewgong to protect the Gym. Afterwards, Misty's sisters asked Misty to leave her Horsea and Starmie at the Gym for their future performances, which she reluctantly accepted. She also tried to force her Psyduck on them, but they refused.

In Just Add Water, while traveling through Johto, Ash and his friends met a Water-type Trainer named Dorian, who had visited the Cerulean Gym and met Misty's sisters multiple times, wishing to make his own unofficial Gym, the Coastline Gym, as widely known as the Cerulean Gym.

In Gotta Catch Ya Later!, Misty received a call from her sisters, informing her that they had won an around-the-world trip and were giving their Cerulean Gym Leader status to her so that she could take care of the Gym in their absence.

The Gym also played key roles in several Pokémon Chronicles episodes. In Cerulean Blues, the Gym was in danger of being shut down, but Misty, who had just returned to the Gym after her sisters' departure, was successfully able to fix it up and stop it from getting shut down. In the process, she earned a Gym Gyarados's trust. In The Blue Badge of Courage, Sakura challenged Misty to a Gym battle and won her own Cascade Badge. Casey visited the Gym in A Date with Delcatty, and in Luvdisc is a Many Splendored Thing!, Misty and Daisy's two Luvdisc, Caserin and Luverin, were stolen by Butch and Cassidy.

The Gym made a brief flashback appearance in Judgment Day!. Ash and his friends met a referee-in-training named Jimmy, who told them how he had once passed by the Cerulean Gym, when Daisy had come up to him and asked him to help clean up the Gym's pool. Jimmy had accepted the request, and once he and his Pokémon had done their work, Daisy had given him a free Cascade Badge. Jimmy also mentioned that Misty hadn't been at the Gym at the time to battle him.

The Gym reappeared hundreds of episodes later in Alola, Kanto! and When Regions Collide!, where Ash and his classmates from Alola visited it during an extracurricular lesson, guided by Brock and Misty. After giving a brief summary to Ash's classmates about how Gyms, Badges, and the Pokémon League work in Kanto, the group was offered to experience a Gym battle. First Mallow and Lana took on Misty, after which Sophocles and Lillie battled against Brock. After both of these battles had been called off with no clear winner, Kiawe requested to have a serious battle against Brock, while Ash issued a similar challenge to Misty. During the battle between Kiawe's Turtonator and Brock's Steelix, the former Pewter Gym Leader Mega Evolved his Pokémon as a response to Kiawe's decision to use his Z-Move. Although Turtonator's Inferno Overdrive dealt heavy damage on Mega Steelix, it was unable to deal the finishing blow, allowing Brock to win the battle with his next attack. In the following battle between Ash's Pikachu and Misty's Gyarados, the Cerulean Gym Leader also demonstrated her ability to use Mega Evolution. However, unlike Kiawe, Ash was able to use his own Z-Move, Gigavolt Havoc, to defeat his Mega Evolved opponent. Before Ash and his classmates headed back to Alola, Brock and Misty gave each of them a replica Badge to remember the battles they had had with them.

Pokémon used in the Gym

Used by Misty
 
Staryu
Main article: Misty's Staryu

Misty started using Staryu for Gym battles after becoming Gym Leader.

Debut Clefairy and the Moon Stone
Voice actors
Japanese Shin-ichiro Miki
English Shin-ichiro Miki
 
Starmie
Main article: Misty's Starmie

Misty left Starmie at the Gym in The Misty Mermaid. She started using Starmie for Gym battles after becoming Gym Leader.

Debut The Water Flowers of Cerulean City
Voice actors
Japanese Ikue Ohtani
English Ikue Ohtani
 
Corsola
Main article: Misty's Corsola

Misty started using Corsola for Gym battles after becoming Gym Leader.

Debut A Corsola Caper!
Voice actors
Japanese Ikue Ohtani
English Kayzie Rogers
 
Psyduck
Main article: Misty's Psyduck

Misty started using Psyduck for Gym battles after becoming Gym Leader.

Debut Hypno's Naptime
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
English Michael Haigney
 

 
Gyarados ↔ Mega Gyarados
Main article: Misty's Gyarados

Misty started using Gyarados for Gym battles after becoming Gym Leader. Thanks to Misty's Key Stone and its Gyaradosite, it can Mega Evolve into Mega Gyarados.

Debut Cerulean Blues
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
Used by Daisy, Violet, and Lily
 
Dewgong
Main article: Dewgong (Cerulean Gym)

Dewgong first appeared as a Seel, holding out the Cascade Badge, when Ash was about to challenge the Sensational Sisters. Later, Seel was one of the Pokémon performing in a play hosted by the sisters. It evolved into a Dewgong while battling Jessie's Arbok.

Debut The Water Flowers of Cerulean City
Voice actors
Japanese Yūji Ueda
English Michael Haigney
 
Goldeen
Lily has her own Goldeen as her only known Pokémon. She sent it out briefly to show Ash that it was the only Pokémon that she had left after she and her two other sisters were beaten by the three other Trainers from Pallet Town.

Goldeen's only known move is Horn Attack*.

Debut The Water Flowers of Cerulean City

Pokémon that reside in Gym

Several Pokémon, mostly Water types, reside in the Gym's aquariums, though are not known to have been used in Gym battles.

Pokémon Origins

 
Cerulean Gym in Pokémon Origins

Cerulean Gym was briefly seen in File 2: Cubone, when Red recalled of having a tough battle with Misty, but eventually emerging victorious, thus earning the Cascade Badge.

Pokémon used in the Gym

 
Starmie
Main article: Misty's Starmie

Starmie was used in Misty's Gym battle against Red, but ended up being defeated.

Debut File 2: Cubone

In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

 
Cerulean Gym in The Electric Tale of Pikachu
 
Cerulean Gym battlefield in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

The Cerulean Gym appeared in Play Misty For Me. After defeating Brock rather easily, Ash was confident of his abilities, and headed to Cerulean City in order win his second Badge. At the Gym, Ash met Daisy, Lily, and Violet, who briefly talked about which one of them would battle Ash, until Misty arrived, declaring that she'd battle him.

At the Gym's water battlefield, Misty revealed her Pokémon to be Gyarados, which proceeded to snatch away Ash's hat. Misty declared that if Ash would be able to get his hat back from her, she'd give him the Cascade Badge. With Pikachu being too scared of Gyarados, Fearow being asleep, Pidgeotto being away, and Metapod only being capable of using Harden, Ash's chances for succeeding in the given task seemed nonexistent. However, Metapod then suddenly evolved into Butterfree, allowing Ash to put Gyarados asleep with Butterfree's Sleep Powder. Although Pikachu was now willing to move, Misty distracted the Electric Mouse with a rice ball before it could get the hat back. Ash countered by throwing a soy sauce-covered dumpling at Misty, causing his dumpling-loving Fearow to snatch the hat away from her. As promised, Misty's sisters then rewarded Ash with the Cascade Badge, despite Misty trying to protest that Ash's victory was a fluke.

 
Cerulean Gym in Pokémon Adventures
 
Cerulean Gym in Pokémon Zensho

Pokémon Adventures

Red, Green & Blue chapter

The Cerulean Gym appeared in Suddenly Starmie, where Red and Misty trained together at the Gym for a few days to improve their skills in order to fight Team Rocket. After the training was complete, Misty gave Red a Cascade Badge.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

The Cerulean Gym appeared in Obtain the Moon Stone!!, where Red and his Pokémon fought Misty in order to obtain the Moon Stone she had with her. In the manga, Cerulean Gym is depicted in a very traditional Japanese architectural style.

Pokémon Zensho

The Cerulean Gym appeared in Cerulean City, where Satoshi went to the Gym to challenge Misty. However, since Satoshi and his Pikachu had trouble swimming in the Gym's pool, they had to practice for a while in order to learn how to swim. Soon after, the Gym was attacked by a Team Rocket Grunt using a Gyarados, but Satoshi defeated the Grunt, driving him away. As a reward for saving the Gym, Misty gave Satoshi a Cascade Badge. She also gave Satoshi her Seel before the young Trainer left.

In the TCG

The Cerulean Gym was featured in the TCG as both a Japan exclusive Theme Deck and as a card. The following is a list of cards mentioning or featuring Cerulean City Gym in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Pokémon in Cerulean 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 #
Starmie    Hidden Fates   14/68 Trainer Battle Decks   004/031
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Cerulean City Gym T [St] Gym Heroes   57/132 Leaders' Stadium    
      Hanada City Gym    
Misty's Determination Su BREAKpoint   104/122 Golduck BREAK + Palkia-EX Combo Deck   014/016
Misty's Favor Su Unified Minds   202/236 Miracle Twin   085/094
Misty's Cerulean City Gym St Hidden Fates   61/68 Misty of Cerulean City Gym Trainer Battle Deck   029/031
 


Trivia


Gym Leaders of the Kanto region
Pewter Gym  
 
Brock
Cerulean Gym  
 
Misty
Vermilion Gym  
 
Lt. Surge
Celadon Gym  
 
Erika
Fuchsia Gym  
   
Koga Janine
Saffron Gym  
 
Sabrina
Cinnabar Gym  
 
Blaine
Viridian Gym  
   
Giovanni Blue


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