Rustboro Gym

Rustboro Gym
カナズミジム Kanazumi Gym
Rustboro Gym anime.png
Location Rustboro City
Gym Leader Roxanne
Badge Stone Badge
Dominant Type Rock
Region Hoenn
Rustboro Gym Battlefield.png
Battlefield

The Rustboro Gym (Japanese: カナズミジム Kanazumi Gym) is the official Gym of Rustboro City. It is based on Rock-type Pokémon. It is one of the eight official Gyms that form part of the Hoenn League. The Gym Leader is Roxanne. Trainers who defeat her receive the Stone Badge.

In the games

Generation III

Rustboro City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Roxanne
The Rock-loving honors student!

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, the Rustboro Gym is a simple field full of rocky walls and a small amount of members. There are no significant puzzles in the Gym, although Trainers can walk behind the members of the Gym and skip directly to battling Roxanne if they wish to do so.

Generation VI

Rustboro City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Roxanne
The Rock-loving honor student!

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the Gym is redesigned to look similar to a museum with fossils and other rocks on display. Much like in Generation III, the Gym is a maze where the Trainers lie in wait, with Roxanne waiting at the end. Once again, it is also possible to skip the other Trainers to facing Roxanne.

When defeated, Roxanne will give the player the Stone Badge as well as TM39 (Rock Tomb) as a reward.

Appearance

Ruby Sapphire Emerald Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
     
 

Trainers

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Trainer Pokémon
 
Youngster Josh
タロウ Tarō
Reward:  96
  Geodude Lv.10
No item
  Geodude Lv.8
No item
  Geodude Lv.6
No item
 
Youngster Tommy
カツオ Katsuo
Reward:  176
  Geodude Lv.11
No item
Trainers with a PokéNav by their names will be registered in the Trainer's Eyes or Match Call function after the first battle, and may have a rematch with the player with higher-level Pokémon.


Roxanne uses two Potions.



Pokémon Emerald

Trainer Pokémon
 
Youngster Josh
タロウ Tarō
Reward:  160
  Geodude Lv.10
No item
 
Youngster Tommy
カツオ Katsuo
Reward:  128
Potential Double Battle with Marc
  Geodude Lv.8
No item
  Geodude Lv.8
No item
 
Hiker Marc
ソウタロウ Sōtarō
Reward:  320
Potential Double Battle with Tommy
  Geodude Lv.8
No item
  Geodude Lv.8
No item
Trainers with a PokéNav by their names will be registered in the Trainer's Eyes or Match Call function after the first battle, and may have a rematch with the player with higher-level Pokémon.


Roxanne uses two Potions in the Gym battle, and three Full Restores in the rematches.



First rematch



Second rematch



Third rematch



Fourth rematch onwards



Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Trainer Pokémon
 
Youngster Josh
タロウ Tarō
Reward:  144
  Geodude Lv.7
No item
  Geodude Lv.9
No item
 
Youngster Tommy
カツオ Katsuo
Reward:  160
  Geodude Lv.10
No item
 
Schoolkid Georgia
ミキエ Mikie
Reward:  200
  Geodude Lv.10
No item
Trainers with a PokéNav by their names will be registered in the Trainer's Eyes or Match Call function after the first battle, and may have a rematch with the player with higher-level Pokémon.




Items

Item Location Games
  TM39 (Rock Tomb) Reward for defeating Roxanne  R  S  E  OR  AS 

In spin-off games

 
Roxanne's artwork of Rustboro Gym

Pokémon Masters EX

In Pokémon Masters EX, Rustboro Gym is seen in artwork related to Roxanne.

In the anime

The Rustboro Gym appeared in The Winner by a Nosepass. When Ash met Roxanne as a teacher in the Pokémon Trainers' School in the previous episode, he asked her for a Gym battle, which she agreed to. During the battle, Ash used his Treecko and Pikachu. Even though Treecko was a Grass type, it was defeated by Roxanne's Geodude, due to it not knowing any Grass moves at the time. Pikachu, however, was able to defeat Geodude, as well as Roxanne's ace Pokémon, Nosepass, earning Ash his first Hoenn League Badge.

The Pokémon Trainers' School and the Rustboro Gym are connected in many ways. Most of the matches are filmed, so the students can watch and study actual Gym battles to learn more about them. Also, a few students work in the Gym as interns to gain valuable experience as Trainers. Some of the jobs are to clean the battlefield, film the matches, and act as a referee.

Pokémon used in the Gym

 
Geodude
Geodude debuted in Gonna Rule The School!, when Roxanne used it to fight off Team Rocket. In the next episode, Geodude was the first Pokémon Roxanne used in her Gym battle with Ash. Geodude easily defeated Treecko despite the type disadvantage and Ash's best efforts, since Treecko did not know any Grass-type moves at the time. Pikachu, however, was able defeat Geodude.

Geodude's known moves are Mega Punch, Rock Throw, and Rollout.

Debut Gonna Rule The School!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Michael Haigney
 
Nosepass
Main article: Roxanne's Nosepass

The next Pokémon Roxanne used in her battle with Ash was her signature Pokémon, Nosepass. Since Pikachu had not much experience in using Iron Tail, as he had only recently learned it, he was initially not able to use it effectively against Nosepass. Eventually, however, Pikachu managed to perfect Iron Tail and used it to defeat Nosepass, earning Ash the Stone Badge.

Debut The Winner by a Nosepass
Voice actors
Japanese
English Darren Dunstan

In the manga

 
Rustboro Gym in Ash & Pikachu
 
Rustboro Gym in Pokémon Adventures

Ash & Pikachu

Rustboro Gym appeared in Trust In Each Other!!, where, like in the anime, Ash battled and defeated Roxanne there.

Pokémon Adventures

Ruby & Sapphire chapter

Rustboro Gym appeared in Blowing Past Nosepass I and II. Sapphire entered the Gym, looking for a Gym battle, only to find out that the challengers must take a test testing their knowledge on different aspects of Pokémon battling, and cannot challenge the Gym Leader unless they pass. Roxanne will only fight one challenger per week.

Sapphire eventually passed the test with a perfect score and was allowed to challenge Roxanne. At first, Roxanne's Nosepass had an advantage over Sapphire's Rono, due to its Magnet Pull restricting Rono's movements and preventing it from leaving the battle. Finally Sapphire figured out that since Nosepass can only face north, she could strike it from behind, allowing her to defeat the Compass Pokémon and earn the Stone Badge.

Pokémon used in the Gym

 
Nosepass
Main article: Roxanne's Nosepass

Nosepass is Roxanne's first known Pokémon. It was first used to battle Sapphire's Rono but lost.

Debut Blowing Past Nosepass I

Trivia


Gym Leaders of the Hoenn region
Rustboro Gym  
 
Roxanne
Dewford Gym  
 
Brawly
Mauville Gym  
 
Wattson
Lavaridge Gym  
 
Flannery
Petalburg Gym  
 
Norman
Fortree Gym  
 
Winona
Mossdeep Gym  
   
Tate and Liza
Sootopolis Gym  
   
Wallace Juan


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