Trovita Gym

Trovita Gym
ユズジム Yuzu Gym
Trovita Gym.png
Location Trovita Island
Gym Leader Rudy
Badge Spike Shell Badge
Challenge 3-on-3, same type
Region Orange Archipelago
Trovita Gym Battlefield.png

The Trovita Gym (Japanese: ユズジム Yuzu Gym) is the official Gym of Trovita Island. The Gym Leader is Rudy. Trainers who defeat him receive the Spike Shell Badge.

The Trovita Gym made its only anime appearance in Misty Meets Her Match!, where Ash challenged Rudy in a formal Gym battle. In Charizard Chills, Tad mentioned he had also challenged Rudy at the Gym.

Trovita Island is surrounded by large rocks that were formed millions of years ago when the island rose out of the ocean. The Spike Shell Badge reflects this unique island trait. Trovita Island is home to the third member of the Orange Crew, Rudy and his sister Mahri. The Trovita Gym battlefield is on a big flat rock.

There is also a two-story building that resembles a Pokémon Center. On the first floor is a gigantic dance floor/exercise room for Rudy's Pokémon. While the battlefield is located elsewhere, this building serves more as a training center.

Like all Gyms in the Orange Archipelago, the Trovita Gym executes a unique battling style. Before the Leader, Rudy, can be challenged, a qualifier must be completed in which the Trainer's Pokémon must knock down or destroy a succession of targets. The qualifier is carried out on a boat traveling down a river on Trovita Island, and the targets are shaped like bullseyes. Knocking down all the targets will entitle the challenger to battle with Rudy.

Because the battles of the Gym are conducted on the aforementioned rock, there is a risk that either Trainer's Pokémon may fall. In battle, both Trainers will use three Pokémon. Rudy's Pokémon will be of the same type as the challenger. Because of this, he has a wide variety of Pokémon at his disposal, all of which have been trained to dance. Rudy uses his Pokémon's unconventional skills to overcome the type disadvantage usually found when fighting a Pokémon of the same type, such as spinning out of the way of attacks.

Pokémon used in Gym

Electabuzz was Rudy's first choice of Pokémon in his Gym battle against Ash.

Electabuzz was shown to be extremely resilient to most attacks thrown at it, not even requiring to evade any of them, unlike Exeggutor and Starmie. Ash used Pikachu against him for the first round, trying to defeat the Electric-type Pokémon with Thunderbolt, then changing tactics and used Quick Attack instead. Neither attack fazed Electabuzz however, as it charged forward and defeated Pikachu with a single Thunder Punch.

Electabuzz's known moves are Quick Attack and Thunder Punch.

Debut Misty Meets Her Match
Voice actors
English Addie Blaustein
Exeggutor was shown to be a nimble dancer, using this to evade Bulbasaur's Razor Leaf, with the aid of some music requested by Rudy. It was then ordered to go on the offensive, knocking Ash's Bulbasaur to the ground with a powerful Egg Bomb. Upon moving in for the finishing blow however, the tables were turned as Bulbasaur countered with Sleep Powder, causing Exeggutor to become dopey and clumsily stumble towards the precipice of the battlefield. Exeggutor was saved from falling into the water below by Bulbasaur, who used Vine Whip to rescue the snoozing Coconut Pokémon.

Exeggutor's only known move is Egg Bomb.

Debut Misty Meets Her Match
Starmie was shown to be powerful and fast. As with most of Rudy's Pokémon, Starmie was proficient in modern dancing and used it to help avoid attacks thrown at it by Ash's Squirtle. Despite being quick and having Thunderbolt at its disposal, it was ultimately defeated by Squirtle with the help of its newly learned Hydro Pump.

It reappeared in a flashback in Hello, Pummelo!.

Starmie's known moves are Water Gun and Thunderbolt.

Debut Misty Meets Her Match

In the manga

Trovita Gym battlefield in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Trovita Gym appeared in You Bet Your Wife, where Ash challenged Rudy. Much like in the anime, the Gym challenge started with a target shooting qualifying round. The second part of the challenge was a 3-vs-3 battle with both sides using same type Pokémon against each other. In the end, Ash emerged victorious, earning his fourth Orange League Badge.

Orange League
Mikan Gym  
Gym Leader
Navel Gym  
Gym Leader
Trovita Gym  
Gym Leader
Kumquat Gym  
Gym Leader
Pummelo Stadium  
Supreme Gym Leader

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