Virbank Gym

Virbank Gym
タチワキジム Tachiwaki Gym
Virbank Gym anime.png
Location Virbank City
Gym Leader Roxie
Badge Toxic
Dominant Type Poison
Region Unova
Virbank Gym field.png
Battlefield

The Virbank Gym (Japanese: タチワキジム Tachiwaki Gym) is the official Gym of Virbank City. It is based on Poison-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Roxie. Trainers who defeat her receive the Toxic Badge.

In the games

Virbank City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Roxie

"Poison days, poison on the stage!"

The Virbank Gym is designed as an underground music club. Upon entering, the player will have to go down some stairs and enter the club, where Roxie and her band are performing on the stage. The club also doubles as a place for bands to form, as posters fill the walls next to the staircase, and one of them notes a vocalist in the search of the rest of a band. The Gym has a large stage with a picture of a Koffing made out of graffiti on it, chairs and tables, a bar, and a booth for a DJ. The puddle Roxie stands on is made of purple goop. Trainers must battle Roxie's two band members before she will battle them.

Appearance

Version Entrance Club
Black 2    
White 2
 

Trainers

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Trainer Pokémon
 
Roughneck Nicky
クック Cook
Reward:  336
  Grimer Lv.14
No item
  Koffing Lv.14
No item
 
Guitarist Billy Jo
ルー Lou
Reward:  448
  Venipede Lv.14
No item
  Koffing Lv.14
No item


Easy Mode/Normal Mode



Challenge Mode



Items

Item Location Games
  Fresh Water From Clyde at the entrance  B2  W2 
  TM09 (Venoshock) Reward for defeating Roxie  B2  W2 

In the anime

The Virbank Gym first appeared in Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1. Like in the games, it is accessed from an alleyway in Virbank City and doubles as an underground music club, where Roxie performs with Nicky and Billy Jo. Ash arrived at the Gym to challenge Roxie to a Gym battle, and was surprised to learn that he was allowed to use all of his Pokémon against Roxie's three. The battle continued in Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 2, with Ash emerging victorious at the end, thus earning him his final Unova League Badge, the Toxic Badge.

Pokémon used in the Gym

 
Koffing
Koffing is Roxie's first known Pokémon. When Ash, Cilan, and Iris arrived at the Gym, it was seen defeating a Trainer's Gothitelle despite the type disadvantage.

It was then used in a Gym Battle against Ash. It defeated Ash's Boldore and Unfezant rather easily, but was later defeated by Leavanny.

According to Roxie, she caught Koffing during a concert that she held in Kanto.

Koffing's known moves are Clear Smog, Gyro Ball, Sludge Bomb, and Will-O-Wisp.

Debut Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1
Voice actors
Japanese Kensuke Satō
English Bill Rogers
 
Scolipede
Scolipede was the second Pokémon Roxie used against Ash in their Gym battle. It quickly defeated Ash's Leavanny, but was later taken down by Pignite's powerful Fire Pledge, who had the type advantage.

Scolipede's known moves are Toxic, Rock Tomb, Sludge Bomb, and Screech.

Debut Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Marc Thompson
 
Garbodor
Garbodor was the third and last Pokémon Roxie used against Ash in their Gym battle. It defeated Ash's Pignite and Palpitoad, but was later defeated by Pikachu after getting paralyzed by his Static Ability.

Garbodor's known moves are Double Slap, Hyper Beam, Gunk Shot, and Venoshock.

Debut Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 2
Voice actors
Japanese Chiaki Takahashi
English Erica Schroeder

In the manga

 
Virbank Gym in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Black 2 & White 2 chapter

The Virbank Gym appeared in New Sword Player, where Blake took Whitley to a concert that Roxie was holding there. Although Blake seemed to enjoy the concert, Whitley, who had been unconscious while being taken to the Gym, felt herself uncomfortable and confused in the loud and crowded atmosphere.

In the TCG

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

Pokémon in Virbank 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 #
Venipede   Boundaries Crossed   72/149 Freeze Bolt   030/059
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Virbank City Gym St Plasma Storm   126/135 Freeze Bolt   057/059
Roxie Su Cosmic Eclipse   205/236 Dream League   046/049
 


Trivia

  • In the Japanese version of Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, when Roxie sings, she spells out Dogars, the Japanese name of Koffing. In all other language versions, she spells out Pokémon instead.


Gym Leaders of the Unova region
Striaton Gym  
     
Cilan Chili Cress
Nacrene Gym  
 
Lenora
Castelia Gym  
 
Burgh
Nimbasa Gym  
 
Elesa
Driftveil Gym  
 
Clay
Mistralton Gym  
 
Skyla
Icirrus Gym  
 
Brycen
Opelucid Gym  
   
Drayden Iris
Aspertia Gym  
 
Cheren
Virbank Gym  
 
Roxie
Humilau Gym  
 
Marlon


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