Cianwood Gym

Cianwood Gym
タンバジム Tanba Gym
Cianwood Gym Exterior HGSS screenshot.png
Location Cianwood City
Gym Leader Chuck
Gold (temporary; Golden Boys only)
Badge Storm Badge
Dominant Type Fighting
Region Johto
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Battlefield

The Cianwood Gym (Japanese: タンバジム Tanba Gym) is the official Gym of Cianwood City. It is based on Fighting-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Chuck. Trainers who defeat him receive the Storm Badge.

In the games

Core series games

Cianwood City
Pokémon Gym
Leader: Chuck
His Roaring Fists
Do the Talking

Cianwood City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Chuck
His Roaring Fists Do the Talking

In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the player has to face three Gym Trainers before reaching a boulder puzzle that is blocking the path. After solving the puzzle with a Pokémon knowing Strength, the player will battle one more Gym Trainer, clearing the way to the Gym Leader Chuck. Before the match, Chuck will demonstrate his physical strength by throwing aside the boulder besides him, after which he will agree to battle the player.

After Chuck has been defeated, his wife will give the player HM02 (Fly) if talked to outside of the Gym.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the layout of the Gym has changed drastically. The player will be able to easily reach Chuck, but since he's training under a raging waterfall, he doesn't seem to notice the player. Therefore, the player must climb up stairs to the top of the Gym to turn a large winch to stop the waterfall. On the way to the winch, the player is forced to face at least one of the Gym Trainers. After turning the winch, the player can return down to face Chuck, who will now accept the challenge to battle.

Much like in Generation II, Chuck's wife will give the player HM02 (Fly) after noticing their Storm Badge.

Appearance

Interior
   
Generation II Generation IV

Items

Item Location Games
  TM01 (DynamicPunch) Reward for defeating Chuck  G  S  C 
  TM01 (Focus Punch) Reward for defeating Chuck  HG  SS 

Trainers

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Trainer Pokémon
 
Blackbelt Yoshi
キヨマサ Kiyomasa
Reward: $648
  Hitmonlee Lv.27
No item
 
Blackbelt Lao
フミヒト Fumihito
Reward: $648
  Hitmonchan Lv.27
No item
 
Blackbelt Nob
テッカン Tekkan
Reward: $600
  Machop Lv.25
No item
  Machoke Lv.25
No item
Requires Strength
 
Blackbelt Lung
モリカズ Morikazu
Reward: $600
  Mankey Lv.23
No item
  Mankey Lv.23
No item
  Primeape Lv.25
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.


Chuck has a Full Heal.



Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
Trainer Pokémon
 
Black Belt Yoshi
キヨマサ Kiyomasa
Reward: $648
  Hitmonlee Lv.27
No item
 
Black Belt Lao
フミヒト Fumihito
Reward: $648
  Hitmonchan Lv.27
No item
 
Black Belt Nob
テッカン Tekkan
Reward: $600
  Machop Lv.25
No item
  Machoke Lv.25
No item
 
Black Belt Lung
モリカズ Morikazu
Reward: $600
  Mankey Lv.23
No item
  Mankey Lv.23
No item
  Primeape Lv.25
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.




Side series games

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

Trainers

Pokémon Stadium 2
Round 1
Trainer Pokémon
 
Blackbelt Nick
タクマ Takuma
  Hitmontop Lv.50-100
  Black Belt
  Nidorino Lv.50-100
  PRZCureBerry
  Dugtrio Lv.50-100
  Ice Berry
  Hitmonlee Lv.50-100
  Mint Berry
  Seaking Lv.50-100
  Bitter Berry
  Rhyhorn Lv.50-100
  Burnt Berry




Round 2
Trainer Pokémon
 
Blackbelt Nick
タクマ Takuma
  Machoke Lv.50-100
  Mint Berry
  Graveler Lv.50-100
  Hard Stone
  Kingler Lv.50-100
  MysteryBerry
  Arbok Lv.50-100
  PRZCureBerry
  Dragonair Lv.50-100
  Dragon Fang
  Pinsir Lv.50-100
  Bitter Berry




Spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Artwork depicting the Cianwood Gym is seen in Chuck's mindscape.

Chuck & Poliwrath
 

In the anime

 
Cianwood Gym in the anime
 
Cianwood Gym's battlefield in the anime

The Cianwood Gym first appeared in Machoke, Machoke Man!, where Ash challenged Chuck to a battle in order to win his fifth Johto Gym Badge. Ash's first Pokémon was Pikachu, which he sent to battle against Chuck's Poliwrath. Despite the type advantage, Pikachu was eventually defeated, although not before dealing some damage on the Tadpole Pokémon. Ash's next Pokémon was Bayleef, which defeated Poliwrath and proceeded to take on Chuck's Machoke. After a hard-fought battle, Bayleef emerged victorious, earning Ash the Storm Badge.

The Cianwood Gym reappeared in Octo-Gridlock at the Gym!. Upon learning that Bea was currently training at the Gym, Goh relayed the information to Ash, and they traveled there for Ash's World Coronation Series rematch with her. Ash had managed to figure out a way to counter Bea's Grapploct's Octolock, which had cost him their first battle, but despite this, the match ended in a draw, resulting in no change to Ash's ranking.

In the anime, the Gym also appears to be the home of Chuck and his wife.

Gallery

Original design Original battlefield
   

Pokémon used in the Gym

 
Poliwrath
Poliwrath debuted as the first Pokémon that Chuck used against Ash in their Gym battle. It first fought against Pikachu, which Poliwrath managed to defeat, though not without sustaining super effective damage in the process. Ash's second Pokémon was Bayleef, which ultimately succeeded in defeating Poliwrath with a Body Slam.

Poliwrath reappeared in Octo-Gridlock at the Gym!, where it battled Bea and her Grapploct in a training match. It later watched her World Coronation Series rematch against Ash.

Poliwrath's known moves are Double Slap, Water Gun, and Poison Jab.

Debut Machoke, Machoke Man!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Eric Stuart
 
Machoke
Machoke is Chuck's main Pokémon and a close friend of his. During Ash's Gym battle with him, Chuck used Machoke as his second Pokémon against Ash's Bayleef. Though Machoke proved to be a challenging opponent with its Submission attack and gave Bayleef trouble in a Vine Whip tug of war, Bayleef ultimately succeeded in enduring Machoke's attacks and defeating it, earning Ash the victory.

Machoke's known moves are Karate Chop, Submission, and Cross Chop.

Debut Machoke, Machoke Man!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Eric Stuart

In the manga

 
Cianwood Gym in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

The Cianwood Gym appeared in Scrappy Skarmory, where Chuck was seen preparing for a battle with his friend Walker. Even though Walker was running late, Chuck assured his wife that he was always late. Soon, however, it turned out that the reason for Walker being late was because en route to Cianwood City, he had been attacked by the Legendary Pokémon Suicune, who was challenging Gym Leaders across Johto in search for a worthy master to fight on its side in the upcoming battle against the Masked Man. Although Chuck and Walker did their best while battling the Legendary beast together, they were unable to defeat and catch Suicune, who then fled to continue its search.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

The Cianwood Gym first appeared in The Secret Of The Fighting Type Pokémon. After Chuck had been injured in an accident, he was unable to fulfill his duties as a Gym Leader for a couple of days. As Gold and Chris had come to Cianwood City in order to get the medicine to heal the sick Ampharos in Olivine City, Chuck presented them with a package of the medicine, informing the two Trainers that the pharmacy that sold it closed down ages ago, and his package was the last remaining sample of it. Gold begged him to give the medicine to them, but Chuck said that he'd only agree to this if Gold served as a temporary Gym Leader until he had recovered.

Soon the first challenger showed up, being none other than Black, Gold's rival. As the Gym used Fighting-type Pokémon, Gold had to use his Tyrogue, declaring that the battle would be a one-on-one match. Unfortunately for Gold, Black's Pokémon was Xatu, a Psychic/Flying type with a massive type advantage over Fighting Pokémon. Using Double Team to confuse Tyrogue and then striking it with multiple Peck attacks, Xatu quickly turned the battle in Black's favor. However, thanks to Gold's training with Chuck, Tyrogue was able to survive the attacks. Tyrogue then used Rock Smash on the ground to create sand around the battlefield, using the sound of Xatu's footsteps to locate the real one amongst the Double Team clones. After locating the real Xatu, Tyrogue defeated it with a single strike, causing Black to lose the Gym battle. As a reward for winning the battle, Chuck gave Gold the medicine.

Just when everything seemed to turn out fine, Eusine suddenly showed up, claiming that he was here to get back the Pikachu he had sent back in time with Bill's Time Capsule in order to locate a Legendary Pokémon he was looking for. Gold refused to hand Pikachu over, so Chuck declared that the two should have a battle at the Gym to determine who would get to keep Pikachu. In Farewell To Pikachu?!, the battle was conducted between Gold's Croconaw and Eusine's Hypno. Thanks to Gold's determination of keeping his friend Pikachu, he was able to encourage Croconaw to push through Hypno's attacks and defeat it with a super effective Bite, winning the battle for him.

Not soon after the battle had ended, disaster struck. Black, having overheard Chuck talking about a Legendary Pokémon sealed under a boulder behind the Gym, had decided to move the boulder in order to make the Pokémon his own, only to find out that the sealed Pokémon was a Tyranitar, specifically the Black Tyranitar, an uncontrollable Pokémon that had caused massive chaos around Johto in the past. The Gym was subsequently destroyed by one of Tyranitar's attacks.

Trivia


Gym Leaders of the Johto region
Violet Gym  
 
Falkner
Azalea Gym  
 
Bugsy
Goldenrod Gym  
 
Whitney
Ecruteak Gym  
 
Morty
Cianwood Gym  
 
Chuck
Olivine Gym  
 
Jasmine
Mahogany Gym  
 
Pryce
Blackthorn Gym  
 
Clair


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