Gym Leader Castle

A Gym Leader Castle (Japanese: ジムリーダーのしろ Gym Leader Castle) is a location in the Pokémon Stadium series where players may battle the Gym Leaders (and their disciples) and the Elite Four of the Pokémon games of that Generation.

Pokémon Stadium

 
Gym Leader Castle in Pokémon Stadium
 
Elite Four in Pokémon Stadium

The Gym Leader Castle in Pokémon Stadium is a darkened, curving path leading from tower to tower, with each tower's top in the shape of that Gym Leader's Badge. To advance to the next tower, the player needs to defeat each of Kanto's Gym Leaders in turn, eventually making way to the Elite Four and Champion, the rival. After defeating the rival, the player will win one rare Pokémon out of a selection of eight.

Trainers

Gym Trainer 1 Trainer 2 Trainer 3 Leader
Pewter Gym        
Bug Boy Lad Jr.♂ Brock
Cerulean Gym        
Fisher Jr.♀ Swimmer Misty
Vermilion Gym        
Sailor Rocker Old Man Surge
Celadon Gym        
Lass Beauty Cool♀ Erika
Fuchsia Gym        
Biker Tamer Juggler Koga
Saffron Gym        
Cueball Burglar Medium Sabrina
Cinnabar Gym        
Judoboy Psychic Nerd Blaine
Viridian Gym        
Rocket Lab Man Cool♂ Giovani
Elite Four        
Lorelei Bruno Agatha Lance
Champion  
Rival

Pokémon Stadium 2

 
The Johto Gym Leader Castle in Pokémon Stadium 2
 
Elite Four in Pokémon Stadium 2

The Gym Leader Castle in Pokémon Stadium 2 features differently-designed rooms for each of Johto's Gym Leaders, each one representing the Leader's type in its design. Like in its predecessor, the player needs to defeat each of Johto's Gym Leaders in turn, now including an intervention by Team Rocket between the Olivine and Mahogany Gyms, and eventually making their way to the Elite Four and its Champion, Lance. Upon his defeat, if all Pokémon on the player's team came from a Game Boy cartridge, one of them can relearn a move that was available for it on an earlier level.

After the defeat of Lance, mirroring the story progression in Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the player can challenge a revamped version of the Kanto Gym Leader Castle. Though it has the same battle arenas as the first game, the castle itself is notably different: the eight Badges of Kanto are on the sides of the castle's towers, which are arranged closely together. No Gym Trainers are featured, and the Gym Leaders can be faced in any order. After all eight of them have been defeated, the player can challenge Red in a cave separate from the castle itself. Defeating him finishes the Kanto Gym Leader Castle.

Trainers

Johto

Gym Battle 1 Battle 2 Battle 3 Leader
Violet Gym    
Bird Keeper
Matt
Falkner
Azalea Gym      
Bug Catcher
Chaz
Twins
Min&Lyn
Bugsy
Goldenrod Gym      
Lass
Lois
Beauty
Rita
Whitney
Ecruteak Gym      
Medium
Holly
Sage
Ty
Morty
Cianwood Gym    
Blackbelt
Nick
Chuck
Olivine Gym  
Jasmine
Rocket Takeover        
Rocket
Grunt
Rocket
Grunt
Rocket
Executive
Rocket
Executive
Mahogany Gym      
Boarder
Alvin
Skier
Carol
Pryce
Blackthorn Gym      
Cooltrainer
Gloria
Cooltrainer
Vince
Clair
Elite Four        
Will Koga Bruno Karen
Champion  
Lance

Kanto

 
The Kanto Gym Leader Castle in Pokémon Stadium 2
Gym Leader
Pewter Gym  
Brock
Cerulean Gym  
Misty
Vermilion Gym  
Lt. Surge
Celadon Gym  
Erika
Fuchsia Gym  
Janine
Saffron Gym  
Sabrina
Cinnabar Gym  
Blaine
Viridian Gym  
Blue
Mt. Silver  
Red

Rental Pokémon

Main article: List of Gym Leader Castle Rental Pokémon in Pokémon Stadium

Prizes

Pokémon Stadium

Main article: List of game-based Pokémon distributions (Generation I)

Each time the Rival is beaten, a random one of these eight Pokémon is received:

# Pokémon Type
001   Bulbasaur Grass Poison
004   Charmander Fire
007   Squirtle Water
106   Hitmonlee Fighting
107   Hitmonchan Fighting
133   Eevee Normal
138   Omanyte Rock Water
140   Kabuto Rock Water

If the Rival is beaten in Round 1, then the prize Pokémon will be holding a Normal Box if traded to Generation II, which contains a Silver Trophy. If the Rival is beaten in Round 2, then the prize Pokémon will be holding a Gorgeous Box instead, which contains a Gold Trophy.

Pokémon Stadium 2

For beating the Gym Leader Castle in Round 1, the player will receive the Doduo Sticker mode (if not all Stadium Cups have been beaten in Round 1) or the Dodrio Sticker mode (if all Stadium Cups have been beaten in Round 1) for the Game Boy Tower for Generation I games.

For beating the Gym Leader Castle in Round 2, the player will receive the Doduo Sticker mode (if not all Stadium Cups have been beaten in Round 2) or the Dodrio Sticker mode (if all Stadium Cups have been beaten in Round 2) for the Game Boy Tower for Generation II games.

Additionally, the player can use the Move Reminder option each time that he beats the Elite Four and the Champion in the Round 1 or the Round 2 as long as they meet the following requirements: their six Pokémon come from a Generation I or Generation II core series game, they can't be registered, and the player has to beat the Elite Four and the Champion in a single sitting (they can't use the Suspend option).

In other languages

Language Title
  European French Citadelle des Champions d'Arène (Pokémon Stadium)
Château des Champions (Pokémon Stadium 2)
  German Arenaleiter-Burg
  Italian Rocca Capopalestra
  European Spanish Castillo del Gim. Líder (Pokémon Stadium)
Castillo de Líderes de Gimnasio (Pokémon Stadium 2)



Features of the Stadium series
Stadium Cups: Pika CupPetit CupPoké Cup
Prime CupLittle CupChallenge Cup
Modes: Stadium ModeBattle Mode
Other: Gym Leader CastleWhite City
Earl's Pokémon AcademyGame Boy TowerKids ClubMobile StadiumMystery GiftPokémon LabVictory Palace


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