Eterna Gym

Eterna Gym
ハクタイジム Hakutai Gym
Eterna Gym anime.png
Location Eterna City
Gym Leader Gardenia
Badge Forest Badge
Dominant Type Grass
Region Sinnoh
Eterna Gym field.png
Battlefield

The Eterna Gym (Japanese: ハクタイジム Hakutai Gym) is the official Gym of Eterna City. It is based on Grass-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Gardenia. Trainers who defeat her receive the Forest Badge.

In the games

Eterna City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Gardenia
Master of Vivid Plant Pokémon!

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl

The Eterna Gym consists of a green foyer, past which is a greenhouse room where an indoor forest is arranged in a maze-like pattern. The Trainers of the Gym hide and wait behind trees and natural surroundings, and Gardenia will not accept challenges until all of her students are defeated. Every time a Trainer is defeated, they give a hint about where another foe is. Trainers of the Gym are fond of using status-inducing moves such as Poison Sting, Leech Seed, and Stun Spore.

Pokémon Platinum

In Pokémon Platinum, the entire Gym has been redesigned. The Gym now contains four areas with a giant clock in the middle, separating these areas. For every Trainer the player defeats, the hands of the clock move in a certain direction. Once the clock's hands spin to the north, south, east or west direction, the player can walk onto them and progress to other areas of the Gym. A set of sprinklers also turns off, allowing the player to exit the Gym and return later. Gardenia awaits the player in the northern area of the Gym (when the larger hand reaches 12 o'clock).

Appearance

Diamond Pearl Platinum
   
 

Trainers

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Trainer Pokémon
 
Lass Caroline
リサ Lisa
Reward:  240
  Cherubi Lv.15
No item
  Roselia Lv.15
No item
 
Aroma Lady Jenna
マナエ Manae
Reward:  480
  Budew Lv.14
No item
  Budew Lv.13
No item
  Budew Lv.15
No item
 
Aroma Lady Angela
ユキノ Yukino
Reward:  544
  Turtwig Lv.17
No item
 
Beauty Lindsay
ヨウコ Yōko
Reward:  952
  Roselia Lv.17
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
 
Lass Caroline
リサ Lisa
Reward:  272
  Cherubi Lv.17
No item
  Roselia Lv.17
No item
 
Aroma Lady Jenna
マナエ Manae
Reward:  544
  Budew Lv.15
No item
  Budew Lv.16
No item
  Budew Lv.17
No item
 
Aroma Lady Angela
ユキノ Yukino
Reward:  608
  Roselia 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 Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Trainer Pokémon
 
Lass Caroline
リサ Lisa
Reward:  540
  Cherubi Lv.15
No item
  Roselia Lv.15
No item
 
Aroma Lady Jenna
マナエ Manae
Reward:  780
  Budew Lv.14
No item
  Budew Lv.13
No item
  Budew Lv.15
No item
 
Aroma Lady Angela
ユキノ Yukino
Reward:  816
  Turtwig Lv.17
No item
 
Beauty Lindsay
ヨウコ Yōko
Reward:  1,224
  Roselia Lv.17
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
  TM86 (Grass Knot) Reward for defeating Gardenia  D  P  Pt 
  TM86 (Grass Knot) ×5 Reward for defeating Gardenia  BD  SP 
  Flora Sticker A ×3 Reward for defeating Gardenia  BD  SP 
  Flora Sticker B ×2 Reward for defeating Gardenia  BD  SP 
  Flora Sticker C ×1 Reward for defeating Gardenia  BD  SP 
  Flora Sticker D ×2 Reward for defeating Gardenia  BD  SP 
  Flora Sticker E ×1 Reward for defeating Gardenia  BD  SP 
  Sinister Sticker A ×3 Reward for defeating Gardenia  BD  SP 
  Ethereal Sticker A ×2 Reward for defeating Gardenia  BD  SP 

In the anime

The Eterna Gym appeared in The Grass Menagerie!, when Ash challenged Gardenia. After a tough battle, Ash emerged victorious and earned himself his second Sinnoh League Badge.

In Barry's Busting Out All Over!, Barry was revealed to have beaten the Eterna Gym with his Empoleon. He also mentioned how Gardenia had used a Drain Punch-using Cacnea against him, making James very pleased to learn that his former Pokémon was being trained well.

In the anime, the Eterna Gym is modeled like a large indoor garden, complete with trees and grass. Many different kinds of Grass-type Pokémon live there and are taken care of by Gardenia and her helpers. Unlike other Gyms, the Eterna Gym does not have an official battlefield. Instead, Gym battles take place in a large clearing in the middle of the Gym.

Pokémon used in the Gym

 
Cherubi
Gardenia's Cherubi was first seen in The Grass-Type Is Always Greener! when Gardenia used it to battle Ash's Turtwig in an unofficial battle. It displayed its high speed, however it emerged that Gardenia was just trying to get a read on Turtwig's abilities before she recalled it.

It later appeared during Ash and Gardenia's Gym battle during The Grass Menagerie!, where it was able to outspeed Turtwig's attacks using its high speed and forced Ash to recall it. It then went up against Staravia where Ash was able to blind it using the sunlight and then Staravia was able to knock it out.

Cherubi's known moves are Magical Leaf and Solar Beam, and its Ability is Chlorophyll.

Debut The Grass-Type Is Always Greener!
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
English Michele Knotz
 
Turtwig
Gardenia's Turtwig was first seen when it battled against Ash's Turtwig and Staravia. It was shown to be great in speed and very powerful. It was untouchable by any of Ash's Pokémon and won the battle. It helped protect the Adamant Orb in A Secret Sphere of Influence!.

In Ash's Gym battle, it used its impressive speed to once again defeat Ash's Staravia. However, it lost to Ash's Turtwig after a fierce battle. Gardenia reappeared in Once There Were Greenfields!, and Turtwig was used in a Tag Battle alongside James's Cacnea, but was defeated by Dawn's Pachirisu's Spark. Nando's Roselia is known to have defeated Turtwig in an earlier battle.

Turtwig's known moves are Leech Seed, Leaf Storm, Bite and Tackle.

Debut The Grass-Type Is Always Greener!
Voice actors
Japanese Miyako Itō
English Billy Beach
 
Roserade
Roserade was the final Pokémon used by Gardenia against Ash. It was able to easily knock out Turtwig using a Weather Ball powered by the bright sun. When it went up against Ash's Aipom, it was unable to keep up with the active Pokémon. It was eventually knocked out with a combination of Focus Punch and Swift. It also reappeared in flashbacks in DP048 and League Unleashed!.

Roserade also appeared alongside Gardenia during the credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Roserade's known moves are Grass Knot, Weather Ball, Magical Leaf, and Flash.

Debut The Grass Menagerie!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Sarah Natochenny
 
Cacnea
Main article: James's Cacnea

Gardenia first met Cacnea in The Grass-Type Is Always Greener!, when it was sent out by James. Gardenia automatically got attracted to it, and she asked it to scratch her back by using Pin Missile.

Later in Once There Were Greenfields, after battling alongside James and Cacnea in a Tag Battle, Gardenia knew that Cacnea had the ability to learn Drain Punch, so she offered to take on Cacnea to help it reach its full potential. After much soul searching James agreed and handed Cacnea over. Gardenia soon helped Cacnea master Drain Punch and she used it in a Gym battle against Barry where it proved to be a strong opponent.

Debut A Poached Ego!
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Michele Knotz

In the manga

 
Eterna Gym in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl chapter

The Eterna Gym appeared in Ring Around the Roserade II, where Platinum challenged Gardenia. Due to the great distance between the two sides, Platinum's Pokémon were unable to reach Gardenia's Cherubi and Roserade, while Roserade was able to use its vines to strike Platinum's Pokémon from underground. Eventually, however, Platinum figured out a way to use Gardenia's strategy to her own advantage, and had her Prinplup use the holes left behind by Roserade's vines to release an underground Blizzard attack at Gardenia's Pokémon, defeating them and earning Platinum the victory.

Pokémon used in the Gym

 
Cherubi
Roserade and Cherubi were both sent against Platinum in a Double Battle. Since the opponent's chosen Pokémon could use Fire and Ice attacks, Gardenia used the wide area of her plain grass Gym to not being hit by those type of attacks. As a distance-attack technique, Roserade used her poisonous vines under the arena, who defeated Ponyta and badly injured Prinplup. After being attacked by Cherubi's Grass Knot (which was more powerful upon Piplup's evolution, since her weight had increased), she used her Blizzard in the tunnels the vines had dug, to deliver an underground at-distance attack.

Cherubi's only known move is Grass Knot, and her Ability is Chlorophyll.

Debut Ring Around the Roserade I
 
Roserade
Roserade and Cherubi were both sent against Platinum in a Double Battle. Since the opponent's chosen Pokémon could use Fire and Ice attacks, Gardenia used the wide area of her plain grass Gym to not being hit by those type of attacks. As a distance-attack technique, Roserade used her poisonous vines under the arena, who defeated Ponyta and badly injured Prinplup. After being attacked by Cherubi's Grass Knot, Prinplup used her Blizzard in the tunnels the vines had dug, to deliver an underground at distance attack, who defeated both.

Roserade's only known move is Grass Knot, and her Ability is Poison Point.

Debut Ring Around the Roserade I

In the TCG

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

Pokémon in Eterna 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 #
Roserade     Rising Rivals   12/111 Bonds to the End of Time   007/090
Turtwig     Rising Rivals   85/111 Bonds to the End of Time   006/090
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Gardenia Su Ultra Prism   124/156 Ultra Sun   060/066
      GX Starter Decks   121/131
 


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