Sunyshore Gym

Sunyshore Gym
ナギサジム Nagisa Gym
Sunyshore Gym anime.png
Location Sunyshore City
Gym Leader Volkner
Badge Beacon Badge
Dominant Type Electric
Region Sinnoh
Sunyshore Gym Battlefield.png
Battlefield

The Sunyshore Gym (Japanese: ナギサジム Nagisa Gym) is the official Gym of Sunyshore City. It is based on Electric-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Volkner. Trainers who defeat him receive the Beacon Badge.

In the games

Sunyshore City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Volkner
The Shining, Shocking Star

The Sunyshore Gym is a three room Gym. Volkner is said to have designed it out of boredom. The main floor is made up of gigantic gears and clockwork suspending platforms operated by buttons. To get through, Trainers need to rotate the platforms in a correct order to create a path. To follow the path however, the player has to battle various Trainers in the Gym. The Gym has exposed dynamos that use up a large amount of electrical power, prompting the city to renovate the pathways into solar energy collectors.

Appearance

Version 1 FL 1 1 FL 2 1 FL 3
Diamond      
Pearl
Platinum
 

Trainers

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Trainer Pokémon
1 FL 1
 
School Kid Tiera
ユリエ Yurie
Reward:  880
  Pachirisu Lv.44
No item
1 FL 2
 
Guitarist Jerry
ミック Mick
Reward:  1056
  Luxio Lv.44
No item
 
School Kid Forrest
トヨフミ Toyofumi
Reward:  880
  Mr. Mime Lv.44
No item
 
Poké Kid Meghan
チマリ Chimari
Reward:  328
  Pikachu Lv.41
No item
  Pikachu Lv.41
No item
  Pikachu Lv.41
No item
  Pikachu Lv.41
No item
1 FL 3
 
Guitarist Lonnie
マイク Mike
Reward:  1056
  Raichu Lv.44
No item
 
Ace Trainer Destiny
ナズナ Nazuna
Reward:  2640
  Kadabra Lv.44
No item
  Raichu Lv.44
No item
 
Guitarist Preston
ゲイリー Gary
Reward:  1008
  Luxio Lv.42
No item
  Bibarel Lv.42
No item
 
Ace Trainer Zachery
ショウマ Shōma
Reward:  2640
  Steelix Lv.44
No item
  Medicham Lv.44
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
1 FL 1
 
School Kid Tiera
ユリエ Yurie
Reward:  940
  Pachirisu Lv.47
No item
1 FL 2
 
School Kid Forrest
トヨフミ Toyofumi
Reward:  940
  Magneton Lv.47
No item
 
Guitarist Jerry
ミック Mick
Reward:  1056
  Magnemite Lv.44
No item
  Luxio Lv.44
No item
  Luxio Lv.44
No item
 
Poké Kid Meghan
チマリ Chimari
Reward:  336
  Pikachu Lv.42
No item
  Pikachu Lv.42
No item
  Pikachu Lv.42
No item
  Pikachu Lv.42
No item
1 FL 3
 
Guitarist Lonnie
マイク Mike
Reward:  1128
  Raichu Lv.47
No item
 
Ace Trainer Destiny
ナズナ Nazuna
Reward:  2880
  Electabuzz Lv.47
No item
  Raichu Lv.48
No item
 
Guitarist Preston
ゲイリー Gary
Reward:  1080
  Luxio Lv.45
No item
  Luxio Lv.45
No item
 
Ace Trainer Zachery
ショウマ Shōma
Reward:  2880
  Electabuzz Lv.47
No item
  Magneton Lv.48
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
  TM57 (Charge Beam) Reward for defeating Volkner  D  P  Pt 

In the anime

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

The Sunyshore Gym debuted in Flint Sparks the Fire!, where Ash and his friends arrived there to find a machine offering a free Gym Badge without a battle. Frustrated about this, Ash tried to break into the Gym, but the machine responded that it was not possible and declared Ash an intruder, picking him up with the intention of forcefully expelling him from the area. However, Flint came to the rescue and freed Ash. Afterwards, they went to find Volkner in the Sunyshore Tower, learning that he was not willing to continue his role as a Gym Leader anymore. However, after seeing Flint and Ash battle, he regained his enthusiasm and decided to battle Ash.

In The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore!, Ash started a Gym battle with Volkner, but the match was suspended due to power outage caused by Team Rocket. The Gym, along with the tower, were seriously damaged by the following events, and Volkner promised to contact Ash when the Gym was rebuilt. Later, in The Eighth Wonder of the Sinnoh World!, Ash returned to the Sunyshore Gym to have a rematch with Volkner. After the battle, which ended in Ash's victory, Volkner awarded him with the Beacon Badge and promised to cheer him on in the Sinnoh League.

Pokémon used in Gym

 
Raichu
Raichu is Volkner's very first Pokémon. He first appeared in Flint Sparks the Fire!, where he reunited with Flint, and in the next episode. Raichu has been shown to be outside of his Poké Ball most of the time.

Volkner first received his Raichu as a Pikachu when he was young. He battled with Flint's Chimchar and lost. However, in their rematch, he defeated Chimchar with Iron Tail. Since then, Flint and Volkner became friends and rivals. Later, Pikachu was battling the Proprietor's Houndoom, when the latter he was a Pokémon poacher at the time. Houndoom dealt some damage to Chimchar and Pikachu, but Chimchar wasn't able to continue, leaving Pikachu to do it on his own. Volkner was very determined to battle the Proprietor. After a long battle, the Proprietor was defeated and became friends with Volkner and Flint.

Pikachu evolved into a Raichu sometime when Volkner was growing up and took the job as becoming the Gym Leader. Raichu was very strong as he defeated several Pokémon such as a Trainer's Weavile and Mothim over time. However, Volkner did not select Raichu in both of his matches against Ash.

Raichu briefly appeared alongside Volkner during the ending credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Raichu's known moves are Iron Tail, Thunderbolt, Volt Tackle, and Thunder.

Debut Flint Sparks the Fire!
 
Luxray
Volkner's Luxray appeared for the first time in The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore!, where he battled Ash's Grotle during Ash's Gym challenge. However, the battle was called off due to Team Rocket terrorizing the city.

During the rematch, Luxray first battled with Pikachu, and won after taking hits from several Iron Tails. Ash next used Infernape, which got badly injured during the battle. Due to this, its Ability Blaze got activated. However, this time Infernape was able to control its Ability, and with the powers gained through it, the Flame Pokémon quickly defeated Luxray, serving the final blow with a devastating Flame Wheel, earning Ash the Beacon Badge. It was seen in a flashback in League Unleashed!.

Luxray's known moves are Spark, Thunderbolt, Shock Wave, Thunder Fang, Double Team, and Iron Tail.

Debut The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Sarah Natochenny
 
Electivire
Electivire was the first Pokémon which Volkner used during his rematch against Ash. Ash first used Torterra, but it was easily defeated. Next Ash chose to use Pikachu. With his Thunderbolt, Pikachu triggered Electivire's Ability, making it an even harder target to hit. However, when one of Electivire's punches connected with Pikachu, the Thunderbolt Pokémon was paralyzed by Pikachu's Static. After this, Pikachu was able to finish Electivire with a well-aimed Iron Tail.

Electivire's known moves are Fire Punch and Ice Punch, and its Ability is Motor Drive.

Debut The Eighth Wonder of the Sinnoh World!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Bill Rogers
 
Jolteon
Jolteon was the second Pokémon used by Volkner during his and Ash's rematch. Ash chose to use his Infernape, which soon defeated the Lightning Pokémon with a Mach Punch.

Jolteon's known moves are Thunderbolt and Shadow Ball.

Debut The Eighth Wonder of the Sinnoh World!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Kayzie Rogers

In the manga

 
Sunyshore Gym in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl chapter

The Sunyshore Gym appeared in Encountering Elekid, where the manager of the Valley Windworks had arrived to investigate the source of the blackout that was bothering Sunyshore City. He quickly tracked the source of the problem down to the Sunyshore Gym, where Volkner, having become bored of the lack of good challengers, had spent his time renovating the Gym, causing its new systems to drain all the power in the city. The power plant manager was furious at Volkner for his selfish behavior, but his rant was interrupted by a phone call from Byron, asking Volkner to come help Platinum, Maylene, and Candice train at the Spring Path after their defeat by Jupiter of Team Galactic at Lake Acuity.

In the TCG

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

Pokémon in Sunyshore 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 #
Luxray     Rising Rivals   9/111 Bonds to the End of Time   029/090
      DPt-P Promotional cards   014/DPt-P
Raichu     Rising Rivals   31/111 Bonds to the End of Time   027/090
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Sunyshore City Gym St Rising Rivals   94/111 Bonds to the End of Time   082/090
Volkner's Philosophy Su Rising Rivals   98/111 Bonds to the End of Time   079/090
Volkner Su Ultra Prism   135/156 Ultra Moon   062/066
      GX Starter Decks   120/131
      GX Ultra Shiny   133/150
      Jolteon-GX Starter Set Lightning   034/038
      Tag All Stars   153/173
 


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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