Sootopolis Gym

Sootopolis Gym
ルネジム Rune Gym
Sootopolis Gym anime.png
Location Sootopolis City
Gym Leader WallaceRSORAS
JuanE
Badge Rain Badge
Dominant Type Water
Region Hoenn
Sootopolis Gym second Battlefield.png
Battlefield

The Sootopolis Gym (Japanese: ルネジム Rune Gym) is the official Gym of Sootopolis City. It is based on Water-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is WallaceRSORAS, who succeeded and, in Pokémon Emerald, was eventually replaced by his mentor JuanE. Trainers who defeat them receive the Rain Badge.

In the games

The Sootopolis Gym's door is initially locked. It will only open up once the player has solved Hoenn's weather crisis.

Generation III

Sootopolis City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Wallace

Artist, and lover of water

Sootopolis City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Juan

The Gym Leader with the beauty
of pure water!

In Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, to reach the Gym Leader, Trainers must step on every ice tile to activate the stairways to the next level. If any tile is used twice, the player will fall to a lower floor, where the Gym Trainers are located. No matter where the player falls, at least one Trainer must be challenged before the stairs can be returned to. The levels on the basement floor are separated with ice slides, allowing the player to only move downwards.

When defeated, WallaceRS or JuanE will give the player the Rain Badge as well as TM03 (Water Pulse) as a reward.

Generation VI

Sootopolis City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Wallace

Artist, and lover of water

In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the player can walk across the ice diagonally instead of just straight. The second and third puzzles now also contain solid platforms which can be stepped onto multiple times without them breaking. Once a puzzle is solved from a position that allows direct access to the stairs, the cracked tiles on the solved puzzle can be stepped onto without them breaking. The ice slides on the lower floor are replaced with stairs, allowing the player to freely move between the different levels of the floor. In addition, two Trainers can now be battled on the main floor.

When defeated, Wallace will give the player the Rain Badge as well as HM05 (Waterfall) as a reward.

Appearance

Version 1F B1F
Ruby    
Sapphire
Emerald    
Omega Ruby    
Alpha Sapphire
 

Trainers

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Trainer Pokémon
B1F (lowest level)
 
Beauty Connie
マユコ Mayuko
Reward:  3200
  Goldeen Lv.40
No item
  Wailmer Lv.40
No item
 
Lass Andrea
ミキ Miki
Reward:  656
  Luvdisc Lv.41
No item
B1F (middle level)
 
Beauty Bridget
セイコ Seiko
Reward:  3280
  Azumarill Lv.41
No item
 
Lady Brianna
シオリ Shiori
Reward:  8200
  Seaking Lv.41
  Nugget
B1F (highest level)
 
Beauty Olivia
ナオコ Naoko
Reward:  3280
  Lombre Lv.41
No item
 
Lass Crissy
メイ Mei
Reward:  640
  Wailmer Lv.40
No item
  Wailmer Lv.40
No item
 
Beauty Tiffany
ハルコ Haruko
Reward:  3120
  Carvanha Lv.39
No item
  Wailmer Lv.39
No item
  Sharpedo Lv.39
No item
 
Pokéfan Marissa
テイコ Teiko
Reward:  3200
  Azurill Lv.36
  Oran Berry
  Marill Lv.38
  Oran Berry
  Azumarill Lv.40
  Oran Berry
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.


Wallace uses two Hyper Potions.



Pokémon Emerald

Trainer Pokémon
B1F (lowest level)
 
Beauty Connie
マユコ Mayuko
Reward:  3200
  Goldeen Lv.40
No item
 
Lass Andrea
ミキ Miki
Reward:  640
  Luvdisc Lv.40
No item
B1F (middle level)
 
Lady Daphne
エイカ Eika
Reward:  7800
Potential Double Battle with Annika
  Luvdisc Lv.39
  Nugget
  Luvdisc Lv.39
  Nugget
 
Pokéfan Annika
ミネコ Mineko
Reward:  3120
Potential Double Battle with Daphne
  Feebas Lv.39
  Oran Berry
  Feebas Lv.39
  Oran Berry
B1F (highest level)
 
Beauty Tiffany
ハルコ Haruko
Reward:  3120
Potential Double Battle with Crissy
  Carvanha Lv.39
No item
  Sharpedo Lv.39
No item
 
Lass Crissy
メイ Mei
Reward:  624
Potential Double Battle with Tiffany
  Goldeen Lv.39
No item
  Wailmer Lv.39
No item
 
Pokéfan Bethany
テイコ Teiko
Reward:  3120
Potential Double Battle with Olivia
  Azurill Lv.35
  Oran Berry
  Marill Lv.37
  Oran Berry
  Azumarill Lv.39
  Oran Berry
 
Beauty Olivia
ナオコ Naoko
Reward:  3120
Potential Double Battle with Bethany
  Clamperl Lv.35
No item
  Corphish Lv.37
No item
  Lombre Lv.39
No item
 
Lady Brianna
シオリ Shiori
Reward:  8000
Potential Double Battle with Bridget
  Seaking Lv.40
  Nugget
 
Beauty Bridget
セイコ Seiko
Reward:  3200
Potential Double Battle with Brianna
  Azumarill Lv.40
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.


Juan uses two Hyper 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
1F
 
Poké Fan Marissa
テイコ Teiko
Reward:  2,752
  Azumarill Lv.43
No item
 
Lass Crissy
メイ Mei
Reward:  656
  Luvdisc Lv.39
No item
  Seadra Lv.41
No item
BF
 
Beauty Olivia
ナオコ Naoko
Reward:  2,408
  Starmie Lv.43
No item
 
Lady Brianna
シオリ Shiori
Reward:  4,920
  Clamperl Lv.41
No item
  Corsola Lv.41
No item
 
Beauty Connie
マユコ Mayuko
Reward:  2,408
  Huntail Lv.43
No item
 
Beauty Bridget
セイコ Seiko
Reward:  2,408
  Gorebyss Lv.43
No item
 
Beauty Tiffany
ハルコ Haruko
Reward:  2,296
  Golduck Lv.41
No item
  Wailord Lv.41
No item
 
Lass Andrea
ミキ Miki
Reward:  672
  Ludicolo Lv.42
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
  TM03 (Water Pulse) Reward for defeating WallaceRS/JuanE  R  S  E 
  HM05 (Waterfall) Reward for defeating Wallace  OR  AS 

In the anime

In the anime, the Sootopolis Gym battle is fought in two segments. The first segment is a Double Battle fought on a water battlefield with floating platforms. Once both of the Gym Leader's Pokémon have been defeated, the Trainers switch podiums, the battlefield is changed into one that's a mixture of water and land, and the rest to the battle is fought as a Single Battle.

The Sootopolis Gym debuted in The Great Eight Fate!, when Ash and his friends first arrived there with Juan. After arrival, Ash immediately began his Gym battle with Juan. The battle concluded in Eight Ain't Enough! in Ash's victory, earning him his Rain Badge.

In Our Cup Runneth Over!, Wallace was revealed to have been the Leader of the Sootopolis Gym before becoming the Hoenn League Champion.

Sootopolis Gym is also the home to Sebastian, the Gym assistant, who acts as a referee in Juan's matches.

Pokémon used in the Gym

Used by Wallace

It is unknown what Pokémon Wallace used in his Gym battles.

Used by Juan

 
Sealeo
Sealeo made a cameo during its first appearance in Team Rocket's electric net but was eventually freed.

In the next episode, Sealeo was one of the two Pokémon Juan used in the first round of his battle with Ash. Sealeo used Blizzard on Pikachu and Snorunt, but Snorunt countered it with Icy Wind. It then tried to hit Pikachu with Aurora Beam, but Pikachu dodged. When Ash switched Snorunt for Corphish and attacked with BubbleBeam, Sealeo dived into the water and tried hitting Pikachu again, but once again Pikachu dodged. After Sealeo was left alone against both of Ash's Pokémon it used Ice Ball repeatedly and almost won the battle, but was eventually taken down by Corphish's Crabhammer.

Sealeo's known moves are Blizzard, Aurora Beam, and Ice Ball.

Debut The Great Eight Fate!
Voice actors
Japanese Shin-ichiro Miki
English Maddie Blaustein
 
Seaking
Seaking battled alongside Sealeo in the Double Battle against Pikachu and Snorunt. It used Horn Drill to reflect Pikachu's Electric attacks at Snorunt. When Ash's Pokémon were attempting to attack from up close, Seaking hit Snorunt with Hyper Beam, forcing Ash to switch Snorunt for Corphish. Seaking then dived and used Horn Attack, but Corphish caught it by the horn. Seaking followed up with Horn Drill, damaging Corphish, but was then hit by Pikachu's Iron Tail and fainted.

Seaking's known moves are Horn Drill, Hyper Beam, and Horn Attack.

Debut The Great Eight Fate!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Eric Stuart
 
Luvdisc
Luvdisc first appeared in The Great Eight Fate! where it put a dazzling performance with the other of Juan's Pokémon, it was later captured by Team Rocket but helped to get free.

The second round of his battle with Ash, Juan chose Luvdisc against Grovyle. Luvdisc started out with Water Pulse, but Grovyle dodged in time and countered with Leaf Blade. Luvdisc, however, was fast enough to dodge that attack and use Sweet Kiss, confusing Grovyle. Grovyle hit itself in confusion, and Luvdisc finished it off with Water Gun, which resulted in a loss for Grovyle despite the type advantage. Ash switched back to Corphish. The two Pokémon kept dodging each other's attacks, until Luvdisc dived underwater and Ash ordered Corphish to hit the water with Crabhammer. Corphish's attack, however, sprayed the battlefield with water, simulating heavy rain, which activated Luvdisc's Ability, Swift Swim, allowing it to move even faster than before. Eventually, though, Corphish managed to hit Luvdisc with another Crabhammer, taking it out of the battle.

Luvdisc's known moves are Water Pulse, Sweet Kiss, and Water Gun, and its Ability is Swift Swim.

Debut The Great Eight Fate!
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara
English Rachael Lillis
 
Whiscash
The fourth Pokémon Juan used against Ash was Whiscash, who easily defeated Ash's Corphish with Surf and Rock Smash. Ash then chose Swellow, but Whiscash grabbed it and used Tickle, followed by Hyper Beam. Juan thought he won the round, but Swellow recovered and used Aerial Ace, even after Whiscash dived underwater. After missing another Hyper Beam and getting hit by another Aerial Ace, Whiscash was unable to battle.

Whiscash's known moves are Surf, Rock Smash, Tickle, and Hyper Beam.

Debut Eight Ain't Enough!
Voice actors
Japanese Shin-ichiro Miki
English Eric Stuart
 
Milotic
Milotic first appeared in The Great Eight Fate, where it was used in a water exhibition. It also won in a battle against Team Rocket. Milotic is Juan's strongest and most experienced Pokémon, having helped Juan in his career as a Coordinator by winning many Pokémon Contests years ago. With the help of Milotic, Juan was able to win the Grand Festival, earning the Ribbon Cup and the title of Top Coordinator. Nowadays, Milotic uses all of its experience against challengers who come to the Sootopolis Gym.

Juan used Milotic as his final Pokémon in the Gym battle against Ash. With its elegant grace and power, Milotic was able to gain the upper hand against Ash. It defeated Ash's Swellow with Hydro Pump and Twister, then put up a good fight against Pikachu thanks to its ability to Recover from Electric attacks. It was also able to draw in Pikachu's Thunder with Iron Tail. However, Pikachu pulled Milotic below the water and used Thunder to defeat it, thus earning Ash the Rain Badge.

Milotic's known moves are Twister, Hydro Pump, Iron Tail, and Recover.

Debut The Great Eight Fate!

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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