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A Gym (Japanese: ジム Gym) is a place where gymnasiums, where one can go to work out and build physical strength, Pokémon Gyms are places where Trainers can go to sharpen their skills and where their Pokémon can go to gain .s go to train their . Just like real life
Often specializing in a particular type, Gyms create an environment which allows Trainers to test both their skills and Pokémon against those of others. The most powerful Trainer in a given Gym is called the Gym Leader, who is revered by both the lower-ranking members of the Gym and local fans. In the games, there is a character that stands near the door giving tips on how to beat the Gym's challenges.
Gyms that are certified by the Badges, and there can only be one official Gym per city.are vital to a Trainer's Pokémon journey. Leagues are designed so that conventional Trainers must travel far and wide before entering a League Competition, as the only way to enter one is by gaining at least eight official Gym
In the gamesEdit
In the games, most Gyms feature a number of Trainers the player may face before battling the Gym Leader. Their teams typically consisting of the same type of Pokémon that the Gym Leader has. These Trainers cannot be battled after the Gym Leader has been defeated.
There are eight known official Gyms in each region.
In the gamesEdit
- Main article: Golune Gym
While the Golune Gym is an official Gym, its official Gym Leader, Luna, doesn't reside in it until after the Dune Badge is obtained. Despite this, it can still be visited and challenged beforehand, but will be run by the unofficial Leader, Jasper. The player can challenge and defeat him, but will not receive a badge for their efforts. However, if this is done, the player can return to the Gym after obtaining the Dune Badge and instantly receive the badge from Luna without having to battle her.
- Main article: Battle Annex
A facility of the Trainer Academy, whose Trainers specialize in various types. Trainers who defeat the lower levels and the Leader, Christine, receive the Beginner's Badge which is required for access to Thane University.
- All of the Rinto Gyms serve dual purposes, mostly due to the Second Dawn ridding them of challengers. The Capeta Gym is a honey farm, the Vaultair Gym is a radio tower, the Pollug Gym is both a sewer system and a water treatment facility, the Autare Gym is a restaurant, the Polarice Gym is a fossil museum, the Vegala Gym is an art gallery, the Solight Gym is a multi-purpose stadium used for musical performances and sports, and the Golune Gym is a cemetery.