Goldenrod Gym

Goldenrod Gym
コガネジム Kogane Gym
Goldenrod Gym anime.png
Location Goldenrod City
Gym Leader Whitney
Badge Plain Badge
Dominant Type Normal
Region Johto
Goldenrod Gym Battlefield.png
Battlefield

The Goldenrod Gym (Japanese: コガネジム Kogane Gym) is the official Gym of Goldenrod City. It is based on Normal-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Whitney. Trainers who defeat her receive the Plain Badge.

In the games

Generation II

Goldenrod City
Pokémon Gym
Leader: Whitney
The Incredibly Pretty Girl!

In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the Goldenrod Gym is a maze of flowers and ornaments in the shape of a Clefairy, a then Normal-type Pokémon. The player must navigate their way around the pink-floored Gym by going around the wall of pretty flowers first then entering the middle section. The Trainers in the Gym are hard to avoid and most of them must be battled in order to reach Whitney. Whitney will be located in the middle of the Gym where she can be challenged to earn the Plain Badge.

When Whitney is defeated, she throws a temper tantrum and cries while failing to award the player the Plain Badge. When the player attempts to leave, Lass Bridget will tell the player that this always happens; after drying her eyes and blowing her nose, Whitney will get over her loss and give the player the Badge.

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

Generation IV

Goldenrod City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Whitney
The Incredibly Pretty Girl!

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Whitney cannot be initially found at the Gym, and the player must first solve the quiz at Goldenrod Radio Tower before she returns to the Gym and can be battled.

Many aesthetic changes have been made to the Goldenrod Gym in Generation IV. The layout of the Gym remains the same, however the outer part of the Gym has been raised to form a platform above the rest of the Gym. The platforms that can be walked on are blue, and those that cannot be walked on are orange. The middle section of the Gym remains at ground level. Players must navigate their way around the raised platform, battle Trainers and walk through an arch below one of the platforms to reach Whitney.

Like in Generation II, after being defeated, Whitney throws a tantrum and cries and Lass Cathy will tell the player that it isn't a big deal. Upon speaking to Whitney again, she will calm down and give the player the Plain Badge.

Appearance

   
Generation II Generation IV

Trainers

Core series

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Trainer Pokémon
 
Beauty Victoria
アケミ Akemi
Reward:  1496
  Sentret Lv.9
No item
  Sentret Lv.13
No item
  Sentret Lv.17
No item
 
Beauty Samantha
ナオコ Naoko
Reward:  1408
  Meowth Lv.16
No item
  Meowth Lv.16
No item
 
Lass Carrie
ミカ Mika
Reward:  432
  Snubbull Lv.18
No item
 
Lass Bridget
アスカ Asuka
Reward:  360
  Jigglypuff Lv.15
No item
  Jigglypuff Lv.15
No item
  Jigglypuff Lv.15
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 HeartGold and SoulSilver
Trainer Pokémon
 
Beauty Victoria
アケミ Akemi
Reward:  896
  Sentret Lv.9
No item
  Sentret Lv.13
No item
  Sentret Lv.16
No item
 
Beauty Samantha
ナオコ Naoko
Reward:  896
  Meowth Lv.16
No item
  Meowth Lv.16
No item
 
Lass Carrie
ミカ Mika
Reward:  272
  Snubbull Lv.17
No item
 
Lass Cathy
アスカ Asuka
Reward:  240
  Jigglypuff Lv.15
No item
  Jigglypuff Lv.15
No item
  Jigglypuff Lv.15
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

Pokémon Stadium 2
Round 1
Trainer Pokémon
 
Lass Lois
ユカ Yuka
Reward:  N/A
  Teddiursa Lv.50-100
  PSNCureBerry
  Marill Lv.50-100
  Mystic Water
  Meowth Lv.50-100
  Mint Berry
  Phanpy Lv.50-100
  Soft Sand
  Poliwag Lv.50-100
  PRZCureBerry
  Snubbull Lv.50-100
  Pink Bow
 
Beauty Rita
サヤカ Sayaka
Reward:  N/A
  Aipom Lv.50-100
  Mint Berry
  Mareep Lv.50-100
  Magnet
  Diglett Lv.50-100
  PRZCureBerry
  Ponyta Lv.50-100
  Charcoal
  Remoraid Lv.50-100
  Berry
  Sentret Lv.50-100
  Bitter Berry




Round 2
Trainer Pokémon
 
Lass Lois
ユカ Yuka
Reward:  N/A
  Furret Lv.50-100
  Mint Berry
  Porygon Lv.50-100
  Magnet
  Dugtrio Lv.50-100
  Bitter Berry
  Jumpluff Lv.50-100
  PRZCureBerry
  Corsola Lv.50-100
  Focus Band
  Aipom Lv.50-100
  MiracleBerry
 
Beauty Rita
サヤカ Sayaka
Reward:  N/A
  Pikachu Lv.50-100
  Mint Berry
  Togetic Lv.50-100
  Burnt Berry
  Clefable Lv.50-100
  PRZCureBerry
  Wigglytuff Lv.50-100
  Bitter Berry
  Azumarill Lv.50-100
  PSNCureBerry
  Delibird Lv.50-100
  Berry Juice




Items

Item Location Games
  TM45 (Attract) Reward for defeating Whitney, after she calms down  G  S  C  HG  SS 

In the anime

The Goldenrod Gym appeared in A Goldenrod Opportunity, where Ash challenged Whitney to a battle for the Plain Badge, and she accepted his challenge. Initially, Ash had the upper hand, defeating Whitney's Clefairy and Nidorina without losing any of his own Pokémon, leaving Whitney with only one Pokémon. However, Whitney's last Pokémon, Miltank, proved to be a surprisingly tough opponent, defeating all three of Ash's Pokémon by herself and thus causing Ash to lose the Gym battle.

Ash had an informal rematch with Whitney in A Dairy Tale Ending, where his Pokémon's combined efforts allowed him to defeat Whitney's Miltank in a 3-on-1 battle. Although the battle took place on Whitney's Uncle Milton's farm and not at the Gym, Whitney still rewarded Ash with the Plain Badge for defeating her.

Pokémon used in the Gym

 
Nidorina
Nidorina was the first Pokémon used by Whitney in the Gym battle, battling against Cyndaquil. However, none of her attacks were a match for Cyndaquil's Flamethrower. Nidorina was soon defeated by Cyndaquil's second Flamethrower.

Nidorina's known moves are Poison Sting and Tackle.

Debut A Goldenrod Opportunity
Voice actors
Japanese Satomi Koorogi
English Satomi Koorogi
 
Clefairy
Whitney's Clefairy first appeared when Pikachu accidentally knocked into Clefairy. After shopping, Whitney found that Clefairy was missing. It had been caught by Team Rocket. Then, at the Magnet Train platform, it used Metronome which turned into Gust, which freed Pikachu.

It was used again as the second Pokémon in the Gym battle against Ash, were it went up against Cyndaquil. It began with using Metronome. However, it turned into Splash. Then, Cyndaquil used another Flamethrower, forcing Whitney to withdraw it from the match.

Clefairy seems to be Whitney's favorite Pokémon, as it is usually seen traveling out of its Poké Ball.

Clefairy's only known move is Metronome.
Clefairy has also used Gust and Splash via Metronome.

Debut A Goldenrod Opportunity
Voice actors
Japanese Mayumi Iizuka
English Tara Jayne
 
Miltank
Main article: Whitney's Miltank

Whitney's Miltank was the last Pokémon used in the Gym battle. She managed to defeat Cyndaquil by using Rollout continuously. Ash then used Totodile, telling him to use Water Gun; however, he did not slow Miltank down. With another Rollout, Totodile was knocked out. Pikachu was then used to use Thunderbolt on Miltank, but it was ineffective. Pikachu was defeated by the second turn of Rollout.

She appeared again in the next episode, sending Team Rocket flying. Then, in a friendly battle before Ash could challenge Whitney once again, she managed to defeat Ash's Cyndaquil and Totodile, but was defeated by Ash's Pikachu, earning Ash the Plain Badge.

Debut A Goldenrod Opportunity
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara
English Megumi Hayashibara

In the manga

 
Goldenrod Gym in Ash & Pikachu
 
Goldenrod Gym in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Ash & Pikachu

Ash challenged Whitney for the Plain Badge at Goldenrod Gym in The Beginning Of Good Luck?! Pokémon Fortune Telling. When Ash begun his battle with Whitney, the referee told him that the area below the arena was a smelter hot enough to cause death to anyone who fell there. Later, when Ash and Psyduck actually did fall down, Whitney revealed that there wasn't really a smelter. Instead, it was an illusion created by a 3D hologram and the only thing below was water.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

The Goldenrod Gym appeared in Fierce Battle Between Clefairy and Clefable, where it was revealed to double as a restaurant, with Whitney working as a waitress. Red's Clefairy soon got into a fight with Whitney's Clefable, who was his former childhood friend. The battle between the two eventually ended in Clefairy's victory.

In the TCG

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

Goldenrod 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 #
Whitney Su Lost Thunder   193/214 Super-Burst Impact   087/095
 


Trivia

  • It's possible to leave the Gym without acquiring the Plain Badge even after speaking to Lass BridgetGSC/CathyHGSS upon defeating Whitney. However, the player will not be able to acquire the SquirtBottle and therefore pass the Sudowoodo on Route 36 until they have the Plain Badge.


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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