Motostoke Stadium

Motostoke Stadium
エンジンスタジアム Engine Stadium
Motostoke Stadium SwSh.png
Location Motostoke
Gym Leader Kabu
Badge Fire Badge
Dominant Type Fire
Region Galar

Motostoke Stadium (Japanese: エンジンスタジアム Engine Stadium) is the official Stadium of Motostoke. The Gym specializes in Fire-type Pokémon. During the Gym Challenge, Gym Challengers battle the Gym Leader Kabu to earn the Fire Badge.

In the games

Motostoke Stadium is the largest building in the city and is the site at which the third installment in the Galar region's Gym Challenge takes place. This is also where the Gym Challenge's opening ceremony is held before the Gym Challengers depart to challenge the first Gym. It is located at the northeastern part of the city, at the upper tier.

Gym Challenge

Gym mission

During the Gym mission, the player is required to earn five points by defeating or catching wild Pokémon in tall grass. Catching a Pokémon yields two points, whereas defeating it yields one point.

Each of the three areas of tall grass within the Gym hosts one visible Pokémon as a stationary wanderer (there are no random encounters in this grass). They disappear if they are caught or defeated, or if the player runs from the encounter, but respawn as soon as the player encounters another Pokémon.

In each field of grass, a Gym Trainer stands near the visible Pokémon. When the player encounters a Pokémon, the player and that Gym Trainer will face off in a 2-on-1 competitive wild encounter. The Gym Trainer may choose to attack either the player's Pokémon or the wild Pokémon, but they will not attempt to catch the wild Pokémon. The Gym Trainer is considered the player's ally—this means the player earns no experience for knocking the Gym Trainer's Pokémon out, and that if the player's Pokémon uses a move that affects allies (such as Light Screen), it will also affect the Gym Trainer's Pokémon. The player can run from these wild encounters, but unlike in normal wild battles, they are not be presented with the option to run if their Pokémon faints.

The scoreboard in the middle of the area keeps track of the player's current score. If the Gym Trainer's Pokémon causes the wild Pokémon to faint (including due to a status condition it inflicted), the player does not earn any points or experience.

The player cannot use Pokémon Camp, Pokémon Box Link, or VS during the Gym mission or in the hallway before the Gym battle.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Left patch of tall grass
Sw Sh 24 100%
Top patch of tall grass
Sw Sh 25 100%
Right patch of tall grass
Sw Sh 25 100%
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.


These Trainers appear as rivals in wild encounters. The player does not battle them directly.

Trainer Pokémon
Gym Trainer Darren
ノブヒロ Nobuhiro
  Rolycoly Lv.24
No item
  Growlithe Lv.24
No item
Gym Trainer Chaka
ルイ Louie
  Sizzlipede Lv.24
No item
  Salandit Lv.24
No item
Gym Trainer Elle
エル Elle
  Salandit Lv.24
No item

Gym battle

Kabu Gigantamaxes his Centiskorch at the first opportunity.

Sordward and Shielbert

While pursuing Sordward and Shielbert, the brothers will use their stock of Wishing Stars to force a Torkoal from the Stadium to Dynamax against its will, causing it to rampage in the Stadium. The player faces it with Hop, Piers, and Kabu in a Max Raid Battle to defeat it and calm it down.

Hop's Pokémon
  If the player chose Grookey:

  If the player chose Scorbunny:

  If the player chose Sobble:

Piers's Pokémon Kabu's Pokémon

Fire Unknown
Held item:
Torkoal Lv.62
Lava Plume
Fire Special
Ground Physical
Body Press
Fighting Physical
Iron Tail
Steel Physical


Item Location Games
  TM38 (Will-O-Wisp) Reward for defeating Kabu  Sw  Sh 
  Fire Uniform Reward for defeating Kabu  Sw  Sh 
  Kabu's rare League Card From Kabu after defeating the Dynamax Torkoal  Sw  Sh 

In the manga

Motostoke Stadium in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sword & Shield chapter

Motostoke Stadium first appeared in Ooh Shiny!! Legendary Equipment, where Henry and Casey visited it to get themselves registered for the Gym Challenge. Since the opening ceremonies had already ended, they departed to Turffield almost immediately to catch up with the other Gym Challengers.

After Henry, Casey, Bede, Marnie, and Hop had all defeated Nessa at Hulbury, they moved on to challenge Kabu at Motostoke Stadium. In Gulp Gulp!! Pokémon, after Henry, Bede, and Marnie had won their matches, it was Casey's turn to challenge the Motostoke Gym Leader. With the help of her newly retrieved Arrokuda, Kilo, Casey was able to defeat Kabu. Hop also beat him afterwards, allowing the five Gym Challengers to move on in their Gym Challenge.

Pokémon used in the Gym


Centiskorch ↔ Gigantamax Centiskorch
Centiskorch is Kabu's only known Pokémon. It was first seen being defeated by Marnie's Morpeko in a Gym battle. It was later seen facing Casey's Kilo in its Gigantamaxed form, but was defeated as well.

None of Centiskorch's moves are known.

Debut Blazing!! Bede's Feelings

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards mentioning or featuring Motostoke Stadium in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Motostoke Stadium
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
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Kabu Su Darkness Ablaze   163/189 Explosive Walker   067/070
Champion's Path   055/073      
Gym Trainer Su       S-P Promotional cards   102/S-P


  • The logo of Motostoke Stadium bears resemblance to Centiskorch, Kabu's signature Pokémon.
  • Gym Trainer Chaka's name may be a reference to Pokémon's Social Marketing Manager, Chaka.[1]


Gym Leaders of the Galar region
Turffield Stadium  
Hulbury Stadium  
Motostoke Stadium  
Stow-on-Side Stadium  
Bea Allister
Ballonlea Stadium  
Opal Bede
Circhester Stadium  
Gordie Melony
Spikemuth Gym  
Piers Marnie
Hammerlocke Stadium  

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