Pastoria Gym

Pastoria Gym
ノモセジム Nomose Gym
Pastoria Gym anime.png
Location Pastoria City
Gym Leader Crasher Wake
Badge Fen Badge
Dominant Type Water
Region Sinnoh
Pastoria Gym Battlefield.png
Battlefield

The Pastoria Gym (Japanese: ノモセジム Nomose Gym) is the official Gym of Pastoria City. It is based on Water-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Crasher Wake. Trainers who defeat him receive the Fen Badge.

The Pastoria Gym was the fourth Gym in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, but in Pokémon Platinum this was changed to the fifth Gym.

In the games

Pastoria City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Crasher Wake
The Torrential Masked Master!

The Pastoria Gym is a large indoor swimming pool with numerous floating platforms. Switches on the floor of the pool raise and lower the water between three levels. To get to the Gym Leader, the switches must be hit in a certain order so that a path will be formed with the floating platforms.

In Pokémon Platinum, Barry blocks the entrance until the player defeats him in a battle. He will not challenge the player until the player receives the Cobble Badge and defeats the two Galactic Grunts at Veilstone City.

Appearance

Diamond Pearl Platinum
 
 

Trainers

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Trainer Pokémon
 
Tuber Jacky
クウタ Kūta
Reward:  104
  Buizel Lv.26
No item
 
Fisherman Walter
コウスケ Kōsuke
Reward:  832
  Barboach Lv.26
No item
 
Sailor Damian
ユウゾウ Yūzō
Reward:  768
  Wingull Lv.24
No item
  Wingull Lv.24
No item
 
Tuber Caitlyn
ウキエ Ukie
Reward:  96
  Azurill Lv.24
No item
  Marill Lv.24
No item
 
Fisherman Erick
ヒサオ Hisao
Reward:  768
  Goldeen Lv.22
No item
  Barboach Lv.23
No item
  Gyarados Lv.24
No item
 
Sailor Samson
ノブアキ Nobuaki
Reward:  768
  Shellos
West Sea
Lv.24
No item
  Shellos
West Sea
Lv.24
No item
  Wingull Lv.24
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
 
Tuber Jacky
クウタ Kūta
Reward:  128
  Bibarel Lv.32
No item
 
Fisherman Walter
コウスケ Kōsuke
Reward:  1056
  Whiscash Lv.33
No item
 
Sailor Damian
ユウゾウ Yūzō
Reward:  992
  Wingull Lv.31
No item
  Pelipper Lv.31
No item
 
Tuber Caitlyn
ウキエ Ukie
Reward:  124
  Azurill Lv.27
No item
  Azumarill Lv.31
No item
  Marill Lv.29
No item
 
Fisherman Erick
ヒサオ Hisao
Reward:  992
  Goldeen Lv.28
No item
  Gyarados Lv.31
No item
  Seaking Lv.31
No item
 
Sailor Samson
ノブアキ Nobuaki
Reward:  992
  Wingull Lv.29
No item
  Shellos
West Sea
Lv.30
No item
  Golduck Lv.31
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
  TM55 (Brine) Reward for defeating Crasher Wake  D  P  Pt 

In the anime

The Pastoria Gym debuted in Cream of the Croagunk Crop!, where Ash tried to challenge the Gym, but Crasher Wake told him that he was going to be one of the judges at the Pastoria Croagunk Festival, and thus couldn't accept Ash's challenge at the moment.

The Gym reappeared in A Crasher Course in Power!, where Ash faced Crasher Wake in a 3-on-3 battle, which culminated in Ash's Buizel facing off against Wake's powerhouse, Floatzel. Buizel was eventually able to defeat its evolved form, earning Ash the Fen Badge.

Like most Water-type Gyms in the anime, the Gym's battlefield is featured as a pool with several floating platforms on it for non-swimming Pokémon.

Pokémon used in Gym

 
Gyarados
The first Pokémon used by Crasher Wake during the Gym battle against Ash was his Gyarados which went up against Pikachu. Gyarados showed its strength by standing up to Pikachu's Thunderbolt, but was defeated when Pikachu combined the speed it picked up by falling alongside a Volt Tackle.

Gyarados's known moves are Dragon Rage and Bite.

Debut A Crasher Course in Power!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
 
Quagsire
Crasher Wake used Quagsire as his second Pokémon during his Gym battle against Ash, and it proved itself to be very tricky, able to counteract Turtwig's high speed with its excellent hearing and as Quagsire had attacks perfectly suited to battle Grass-types, Ash was forced to recall it.

Quagsire next went up against Buizel and although Quagsire was able to absorb Buizel's Sonic Booms with its bulky body, it was knocked out by the sheer force of Ice Aqua Jet.

Quagsire's known moves are Sludge Bomb and Ice Beam.

Debut A Crasher Course in Power!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Billy Beach
 
Floatzel
Floatzel is Crasher Wake's main Pokémon. He was introduced right after Ash's Buizel got into a fight with Pikachu. Upon seeing his evolved form, Buizel became hyped up for battle and a chance to prove himself to Ash.

Floatzel seems to know many different defensive techniques to guard himself from attacks such as inflating the flotation sac around his body and blocking with his fin. He also knows a variety of different and powerful moves. Crasher Wake claimed that Floatzel is powerful enough to endure even a Giga Impact by using his flotation sac. At one point he used his flotation sac to reflect Buizel's Water Pulse back at him, confusing him. Later in the battle he used Ice Fang to freeze part of Pikachu's back. Despite all this, he lost to Buizel after Buizel fired a Water Pulse attack at him which sent him crashing into the ceiling and getting knocked out.

Floatzel's known moves are Razor Wind, Bulk Up, Whirlpool, and Ice Fang.

Debut A Crasher Course in Power!
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Katsuyuki Konishi

In the manga

 
The Pastoria Gym in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl chapter

The Pastoria Gym first appeared in A Skuffle with Skorupi, where Platinum entered the Gym in order to challenge it. However, since her only Pokémon were Empoleon and Ponyta, a Sailor working as a Gym Trainer suggested she'd try to catch some new Pokémon at the Great Marsh before challenging the Gym.

Although she failed to catch a single new Pokémon at the Great Marsh, Platinum nevertheless challenged the Gym in Crafty Carnivine and Floatzel and Jetsam, using her Empoleon and Diamond's borrowed Tru against Crasher Wake's Floatzel and Quagsire. With some clever thinking and good timing, Platinum was able to defeat the Gym Leader and earn herself a Fen Badge.

The Gym reappeared in Besting Buizel I, where Crasher Wake had brought Pearl and his Pokémon there to recover after the Pokédex holder had failed to stop Saturn from capturing Azelf at Lake Valor.

Pokémon used in Gym

 
Floatzel
Floatzel was the first Pokémon sent against Platinum. Since his opponent was Empoleon, a Water-type, he proposed, and Platinum agreed, that the battle take place in the pool. After the initial part was just a struggle, with hits and bites from both parts, they then jumped into the water to demonstrate their speed underwater. Following an extremely fast chase, Empoleon was able to hit Floatzel with her Vacuum Wave, sending him flying away, knocking him out.

Floatzel's known moves are Aqua Jet and Rain Dance, and his Ability is Swift Swim.

Debut A Skuffle with Skorupi
 
Quagsire
Quagsire was the second and last Pokémon chosen by Wake. Upon being released, he delivered a powerful Blizzard to Empoleon, to which the Emperor Pokémon responded with the same attack. The cluster of both snowstorms eventually caused Empoleon to hold back and faint. Then she sent Diamond's Tru. After what looked a silent and dull battle, Quagsire showed his skills as a wrestler, taking the Torterra (and lifting it, despite his height and weight) and threw him to the water. However, what he didn't notice (and was ready knock Torterra with a Blizzard) was that Platinum had her Great Marsh overalls attached to Tru's spikes, and therefore was thrown too. Upon noticing it, Wake send his Sailors to rescue her, but just the overalls was underwater. With this, the Water Fish Pokémon didn't shoot the Blizzard and was finished off with a Giga Drain.

Quagsire's known moves are Blizzard and Rain Dance, and his Ability is Damp.

Debut A Skuffle with Skorupi

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

The Pastoria Gym made a brief appearance in Dialga's Secret Keys, showing Hareta defeating Crasher Wake and earning the Fen Badge.

In the TCG

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

Pokémon in Pastoria 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 #
Floatzel     Rising Rivals   4/111 Bonds to the End of Time   019/090
Quagsire     Rising Rivals   76/111 Bonds to the End of Time   015/090
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Crasher Wake Su Forbidden Light   104/131 Ultra Force   046/050
 


Trivia

  • In Pokémon Platinum, Tuber Caitlyn's Azurill is the only Pokémon used by a Gym Trainer that is not of the Gym's specialty type.
  • In the anime, Ash's Pastoria Gym battle was his only Sinnoh Gym battle where he didn't lose a single Pokémon.


Gym Leaders of the Sinnoh region
Oreburgh Gym  
 
Roark
Eterna Gym  
 
Gardenia
Veilstone Gym  
 
Maylene
Pastoria Gym  
 
Crasher Wake
Hearthome Gym  
 
Fantina
Canalave Gym  
 
Byron
Snowpoint Gym  
 
Candice
Sunyshore Gym  
 
Volkner


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