Stow-on-Side Stadium

Stow-on-Side Stadium
ラテラルスタジアム Lateral Stadium
Stow-on-Side Stadium Sh.png
Location Stow-on-Side
Gym Leader AllisterSh
Badge Ghost Badge
Dominant Type Ghost
Region Galar
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Battlefield
Stow-on-Side Stadium
ラテラルスタジアム Lateral Stadium
Stow-on-Side Stadium anime.png
Location Stow-on-Side
Gym Leader BeaSw
Badge Fighting Badge
Dominant Type Fighting
Region Galar
Stow-on-Side Stadium battlefield.png
Battlefield

Stow-on-Side Stadium (Japanese: ラテラルスタジアム Lateral Stadium) is the official Stadium of Stow-on-Side. Its appearance, type speciality, and Gym Leader varies between the game the player is playing. In Pokémon Sword, the Gym specializes in Fighting-type Pokémon. During the Gym Challenge, Gym Challengers battle the Gym Leader Bea to earn the Fighting Badge. In Pokémon Shield, the Gym specializes in Ghost-type Pokémon, and Challengers battle the Leader Allister to earn the Ghost Badge.

In the games

Stow-on-Side Stadium is the largest building in the town and is the site at which the fourth installment in the Galar region's Gym Challenge takes place.

Gym Challenge

Gym mission

During the Gym mission, the player has to navigate sloped mazes while inside a spinning teacup. There are three courses in total.

The teacup naturally slides downwards, but the player can influence its movement by rotating the Control Stick in the direction they want the teacup to spin. Hitting a wall or obstacle can cause the teacup to lose momentum, but does not otherwise penalize the player. In the second and third course, there are several boxing glovesSw/ghoulish handsSh on springs against the edges of the course that launch the teacup away when it comes into contact with them.

At the end of each course, the player has to battle a Gym Trainer. Behind each Trainer is a warp tile that the player can use to return to the entrance, from where they can withdraw from their Gym Challenge. After completing three courses, the Gym mission is complete.

The player can withdraw from the Gym mission at any time by returning to the entrance. If the player loses a battle or withdraws, the mission is reset; however, defeated Gym Trainers cannot be battled again. Once the player has completed the Gym mission, even if they leave or lose, they proceed straight to the Gym battle from the reception area.

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

Trainers
Pokémon Sword
Trainer Pokémon
 
Gym Trainer Ian
ツヨシ Tsuyoshi
Reward:  3,072
  Stufful Lv.31
No item
  Bewear Lv.32
No item
 
Gym Trainer Claire
アイコ Aiko
Reward:  3,072
  Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
Lv.32
No item
 
Gym Trainer Simon
トシヤ Toshiya
Reward:  3,168
  Hitmonlee Lv.33
No item
  Hitmonchan Lv.33
No item


Pokémon Shield
Trainer Pokémon
 
Gym Trainer Clive
カイ Kai
Reward:  2,976
  Pumpkaboo Lv.31
No item
  Phantump Lv.31
No item
  Pumpkaboo Lv.31
No item
 
Gym Trainer Lynne
ユウコ Yūko
Reward:  3,072
  Corsola
Galarian Form
Lv.32
No item
 
Gym Trainer Roy
レイジ Reiji
Reward:  3,168
  Haunter Lv.33
No item
  Drifblim Lv.33
No item


Gym battle

Pokémon Sword

Bea Gigantamaxes her Machamp at the first opportunity.



Pokémon Shield

Allister Gigantamaxes his Gengar at the first opportunity.



Sordward and Shielbert

While pursuing Sordward and Shielbert, the brothers will use their stock of Wishing Stars to force multiple Pokémon from the Stadium to Dynamax against their will, causing them to rampage in the Stadium. The player will face a ConkeldurrSw/DusknoirSh with their party while Hop, Piers, and BeaSw/AllisterSh handle the rest.

Pokémon Sword Pokémon Shield
 
Type:
Fighting Unknown
Ability:
Iron Fist
Held item:
  None  
Conkeldurr Lv.62
Dynamax
Thunder Punch
Electric Physical
Ice Punch
Ice Physical
Hammer Arm
Fighting Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
 
Type:
Ghost Unknown
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
  None  
Dusknoir Lv.62
Dynamax
Ice Punch
Ice Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Thunder Punch
Electric Physical
Shadow Punch
Ghost Physical

Items

Item Location Games
  Heavy Ball From the Ball Guy  Sw  Sh 
  TM42 (Revenge) Reward for defeating Bea  Sw 
  Fighting Uniform Reward for defeating Bea  Sw 
  TM77 (Hex) Reward for defeating Allister  Sh 
  Ghost Uniform Reward for defeating Allister  Sh 
  Bea's rare League Card From Bea after defeating the Dynamax Conkeldurr  Sw 
  Allister's rare League Card From Allister after defeating the Dynamax Dusknoir  Sh 

Poké Mart

This Poké Mart is located on the right side of the Stow-on-Side Stadium lobby.

Cashier
  Poké Ball
 200
  Great Ball
 600
  Ultra Ball5 Badges
 800
  Potion
 200
  Super Potion
 700
  Hyper Potion4 Badges
 1,500
  Max Potion7 Badge
 2,500
  Full Restore8 Badges
 3,000
  Antidote
 200
  Burn Heal
 200
  Ice Heal
 200
  Awakening
 200
  Paralyze Heal
 200
  Full Heal6 Badges
 400
  Revive
 2,000
  Repel
 400
  Super Repel5 Badges
 700
  Max Repel7 Badges
 900
  Poké Doll
 300


Uniform shop

This shop is located on the left side of the Stow-on-Side Stadium lobby.

Male

Type Item Brand Patterns Price
Uniform Uniform Ghost UniformSw  18,000
Uniform Uniform Fighting UniformSh  18,000
Uniform Uniform Ice UniformSw  18,000
Uniform Uniform Rock UniformSh  18,000
Uniform Uniform Bug Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Steel Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Psychic Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Electric Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Ground Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Flying Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Normal Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Poison Uniform  18,000

Female

Type Item Brand Patterns Price
Uniform Uniform Ghost UniformSw  18,000
Uniform Uniform Fighting UniformSh  18,000
Uniform Uniform Ice UniformSw  18,000
Uniform Uniform Rock UniformSh  18,000
Uniform Uniform Bug Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Steel Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Psychic Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Electric Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Ground Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Flying Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Normal Uniform  18,000
Uniform Uniform Poison Uniform  18,000

In the anime

 
Allister's Ghost-type Gym in the anime

The Stow-on-Side Stadium first appeared briefly in Sword and Shield: The Darkest Day! as Goh and Sonia visited Stow-on-Side. In Sword and Shield... The Legends Awaken!, a Galarian Yamask was seen above the Stadium, Dynamaxed due to the Darkest Day. Once Ash and Goh succeeded in stopping the event in Hammerlocke, the Yamask shrunk back to normal.

Ash and Goh traveled to the Stow-on-Side Stadium in Battle Three With Bea! in preparation for Ash's World Coronation Series battle against Bea, and were soon joined by Korrina. The battle begun the next day and continued in the next episode, culminating in a showdown between Ash's Mega Lucario and Bea's Gigantamax Machamp. While Lucario couldn't defeat Machamp before its Gigantamax wore off, it was able to do so soon afterwards, making Ash the winner of the match.

In The Winding Path to Greatness!, Ash and Goh visited Allister's Ghost-type Gym in Stow-on-Side to get his help in getting Ash's Gengar to Gigantamax. Allister accompanied them to the Stow-on-Side Stadium, where Bea allowed them to use the stadium battlefield for their training. When it turned out that Gengar could only perform standard Dynamax, Allister assisted Ash and Goh in collecting Max Mushrooms to make Max Soup, which enabled Gengar to Gigantamax when Ash attempted it again.

Pokémon used in the Gym

 
Grapploct
Grapploct is Bea's first known Pokémon. In Battle Three With Bea!, it was the first Pokémon Bea used in her second rematch with Ash. It first went up against Pikachu, who was soon switched out for Lucario. After a while, Grapploct was recalled and replaced with Hawlucha. In the next episode, it was sent out to battle Ash's Pikachu, defeating him before being knocked out by Lucario.

Grapploct's known moves are Detect, Close Combat, Liquidation, and Octolock.

Debut Solitary and Menacing!
Voice actors
Japanese Noriaki Kanze
English James Weaver Clark
 
Hawlucha
Hawlucha is Bea's second known Pokémon. In Battle Three With Bea!, Hawlucha was the second Pokémon Bea used in her second rematch with Ash. It fought against his Lucario, but was soon switched out for Machamp. In the next episode, it fought against Ash's Sirfetch'd and managed to win, before being defeated by Ash's Pikachu.

Hawlucha's known moves are Hone Claws, Karate Chop*, Flying Press, High Jump Kick, Wing Attack, and Sky Attack.

Debut Solitary and Menacing!
Voice actors
Japanese Ryota Iwasaki
English H.D. Quinn
 

 
Machamp ↔ Gigantamax Machamp
Machamp is Bea's ace Pokémon, being capable of Gigantamaxing. In Battle Three With Bea!, Machamp was the third Pokémon Bea used in her second rematch with Ash, being sent out to battle his Lucario. In the next episode, it fought against Ash's Sirfetch'd after Lucario had been recalled, before being recalled itself. It was later sent out to battle Ash's Pikachu, defeating it before facing Lucario again. In response to Ash's decision to Mega Evolve Lucario, Bea Gigantamaxed Machamp. Lucario managed to survive long enough for Machamp to revert back to normal, and then proceeded to defeat it soon afterwards, making Ash the winner.

Machamp's known moves are Bullet Punch, Cross Chop, and Strength.
As a Gigantamax Machamp, it can use Max Steelspike, Max Strike, and G-Max Chi Strike.

Debut Solitary and Menacing!

In the manga

 
Stow-on-Side Stadium in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sword & Shield chapter

The Stow-on-Side Stadium first appeared in PASS13, where Henry was the first one of remaining Gym Challengers to challenge it. During his match against Allister, Henry heard the voice of his deceased father talking to him from Gigantamax Gengar's mouth. The match ended in Henry's clear victory, with Allister failing to defeat a single one of his Pokémon. Casey's match was initially delayed due to Allister running off to inspect Professor Magnolia's Sinistea and Polteageist, but she was eventually able to have it and win herself a Ghost Badge as well.

In PASS15, it was revealed that Allister and Bea take turns in leading the Gym and taking on Gym Challengers. In PASS18, Marnie revealed that, due to Allister having left the Gym after his battle with Casey in order to follow Casey and her friends, she had been forced to battle Bea instead. She had managed to defeat Bea and win herself the Fighting Badge, despite her Morpeko being at a disadvantage against Bea's Fighting Pokémon.

Pokémon used in the Gym

Used by Allister
 
Yamask
Galarian Yamask is Allister's first known Pokémon. It was first used to battle Henry's Lancelot in a Gym battle, but was defeated. It is housed in a Dusk Ball.

Yamask's only known move is Brutal Swing.

Debut PASS13
 
Cursola
Cursola is Allister's second known Pokémon. It was first used to battle Henry in a Gym battle. It managed to damage Henry's Lancelot, but was defeated by his Gunbain.

None of Cursola's moves are known.

Debut PASS13
 

 
Gengar ↔ Gigantamax Gengar
Gengar is Allister's third known Pokémon. It was first used in Allister's Gym battle against Henry, but was defeated by his Gunbain after its Gigantamax wore off. Allister also uses it as a mode of transportation. It is housed in a Dusk Ball.

Gengar's only known move is Venoshock**.
As a Gigantamax Gengar, it can use G-Max Terror and Max Ooze.

Debut PASS13
Used by Bea
 
Grapploct
Grapploct is Bea's first known Pokémon. It was first seen in Casey's fantasy when she talked to Allister about Stow-on-Side's Gym Leaders.

None of Grapploct's moves are known.

Debut PASS15
 
Hitmontop
Hitmontop is Bea's second known Pokémon. He was first seen in Marnie's fantasy when she recalled her Gym battle against Bea.

None of Hitmontop's moves are known.

Debut PASS18


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


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