Gyms

Like with most Pokémon games, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl have multiple gyms spread across the region. These gyms each have a focused typewith the Pokémon or their moves focusing around that type. Defeating them allows for you to progress towards the next gym.

This page is to detail all the gyms, and the Gym Leaders and their Pokémon.

Gym 1: Oreburgh City - Roark

Location: Oreburgh City
Gym Leader: Roark
Specialty: Rock-type
Reward: Coal Badge, TM76, Roark's Stickers

The first gym is in Oreburgh City. After fetching Roark from Oreburgh Mine, you will be able to face the gym. This gym has no special puzzle but rather just a couple of trainers that you can bypass over bridges. At the end, you'll face Roark who uses Rock-type Pokémon. Defeat him for the Coal Badge, 5 TM76 (Stealth Rock) and the Stickers that he uses on his Pokémon. The Coal Badge allows for use of Rock Smash in the overworld through the Pokétch

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Gym Leader Roark GeodudeOnixCranidos
Battle Type

Items
Level 12Level 12Level 14

Rock Head

Sturdy

Mold Breaker
Attacks:
Stealth Rock
Defense Curl
Rollout
Attacks:
Stealth Rock
Rock Throw
Bind
Attacks:
Headbutt
Bulldoze
Leer
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:
No Item
Nature:
Impish
Nature:
Adamant
Nature:
Jolly
Oreburgh City Gym - Roark

Gym 2: Eterna City - Gardenia

Location: Eterna City
Gym Leader: Gardenia
Specialty: Grass-type
Reward: Forest Badge, TM86, Gardenia's Stickers

The second gym can be accessed as soon as you get to the city. This gym has a puzzle where Gardenia won't battle you until you have defeated all the other trainers in the gym. Each trainer appears in order and gives a hint as to the location of the rest. Once defeated, Gardenia will battle you with her Grass-type focused team. Defeat her for the Forest Badge, TM86 (Grass Knot) and the stickers she uses on her Poké Ball. You can also use Cut outside of battle through the Pokétch

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Gym Leader Gardenia CherubiTurtwigRoserade
Battle Type

Items
Level 19Level 19Level 22

Chlorophyll

Shell Armor

Technician
Attacks:
Grass Knot
Growth
Dazzling Gleam
Safeguard
Attacks:
Grass Knot
Razor Leaf
Reflect
Work Up
Attacks:
Grass Knot
Petal Blizzard
Poison Sting
Stun Spore
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:

Miracle Seed
Hold Item:

Sitrus Berry
Nature:
Timid
Nature:
Relaxed
Nature:
Timid
Eterna City Gym - Gardenia

Gym 3: Veilstone City - Maylene

Location: Veilstone City
Gym Leader: Maylene
Specialty: Fighting-type
Reward: Cobble Badge, TM60, Maylene's Stickers

Maylene can be battled as soon as you get to Veilstone City. This gym has a puzzle where you have to move various boards around in order to create a path to Maylene, battling trainers along the way. When you get to the end, you can face Maylene who uses Fighting-type Pokémon. Defeat her for the Cobble Badge, 5 TM60 (Drain Punch) and the stickers she uses on her Poké Balls. You can also now use Fly outside of battle using the Pokétch

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Gym Leader Maylene MedititeMachokeLucario
Battle Type

Items
Level 27Level 27Level 30

Pure Power

Guts

Steadfast
Attacks:
Drain Punch
Light Screen
Flash
Bulk Up
Attacks:
Low Sweep
Knock Off
Rock Tomb
Bulldoze
Attacks:
Drain Punch
Screech
Metal Claw
Bulk Up
Hold Item:

Light Clay
Hold Item:

Expert Belt
Hold Item:

Big Root
Nature:
Naive
Nature:
Adamant
Nature:
Adamant
Veilstone City Gym - Maylene

Gym 4: Pastoria City - Crasher Wake

Location: Pastoria City
Gym Leader: Crasher Wake
Specialty: Water-type
Reward: Fen Badge, TM55, Wake's Stickers

The next gym is south in Pastoria City. This gym can also be accessed straight away and features a simple linear puzzle where you have to make your way through the gym by raising and lowering the water level, defeating trainers as you go. At the end you will face off against Crasher Wake's Water-type team. Defeat him for the Fen Badge, 5 TM55 (Brine) and the stickers he uses on his Poké Balls. You can then use Defog outside of battle

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Gym Leader Wake GyaradosQuagsireFloatzel
Battle Type

Items
Level 27Level 27Level 30

Intimidate

Damp

Swift Swim
Attacks:
Brine
Ice Fang
Crunch
Flail
Attacks:
Rain Dance
Haze
Mud Shot
Scald
Attacks:
Brine
Ice Fang
Bite
Aqua Jet
Hold Item:

Wide Lens
Hold Item:

Damp Rock
Hold Item:

Sitrus Berry
Nature:
Jolly
Nature:
Quiet
Nature:
Adamant
Pastoria City Gym - Crasher Wake

Gym 5: Hearthome City - Fantina

Location: Hearthome City
Gym Leader: Fantina
Specialty: Ghost-type
Reward: Relic Badge, TM65, Fantina's Stickers

The Hearthome City Gym is actually the third gym you will come across, but you won't be able to access it until after you have completed the Veilstone and Pastoria Gyms, and spoken to Fantina outside the Super Contest Hall. In the Gym, there's a simple puzzle where you read a sign and get a simple maths question. Enter the door that corresponds with the right answer and you'll move to the next floor, take the wrong door and you'll face off against a trainer. At the end is Fantina and her Ghost-type team. Defeat her for the Relic Badge, 5 TM65 (Shadow Claw) and the stickers she uses for her Poké Balls. You can also now use Surf outside of battle on your Pokétch

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Gym Leader Fantina DrifblimGengarMismagius
Battle Type

Items
Level 32Level 34Level 36

Aftermath

Cursed Body

Levitate
Attacks:
Strength Sap
Hex
Fly
Will-O-Wisp
Attacks:
Shadow Claw
Confuse Ray
Sludge Bomb
Dazzling Gleam
Attacks:
Confuse Ray
Phantom Force
Magical Leaf
Dazzling Gleam
Hold Item:

Zoom Lens
Hold Item:

Colbur Berry
Hold Item:

Expert Belt
Nature:
Timid
Nature:
Timid
Nature:
Timid
Hearthome City Gym - Fantina

Gym 6: Canalave City - Byron

Location: Canalave City
Gym Leader: Byron
Specialty: Steel-type
Reward: Mine Badge, TM91, Byron's Stickers

The sixth gym can be accessed as soon as you reach Canalave City and is run by Byron, Roark's father. This gym has a puzzle of finding a path by utilising various small elevators and moving platforms in order to get to Byron, facing trainers along the way. At the end, you'll face Byron and his Steel-type team. Defeat him for the Mine Badge, 5 TM91 (Flash Cannon) and the stickers he uses to decorate his Poké Balls. You can then use Strength outside of battle with your Pokétch

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Gym Leader Byron BronzorSteelixBastiodon
Battle Type

Items
Level 36Level 36Level 39

Levitate

Sturdy

Sturdy
Attacks:
Confuse Ray
Sandstorm
Trick Room
Flash Cannon
Attacks:
Thunder Fang
Earthquake
Sandstorm
Gyro Ball
Attacks:
Iron Defense
Thunderbolt
Stone Edge
Flash Cannon
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:

Soft Sand
Hold Item:

Sitrus Berry
Nature:
Relaxed
Nature:
Brave
Nature:
Relaxed
Canalave City Gym - Byron

Gym 7: Snowpoint City - Candice

Location: Snowpoint City
Gym Leader: Candice
Specialty: Ice-type
Reward: Icicle Badge, TM72, Candice's Stickers

When you first reach Snowpoint City, you can go to the gym. In this gym, you have to clear a way to Candice by sliding down the various platforms of the gym, destroying snowballs as you go. This is done by sliding on ice panels and using other snowballs and trainers to bounce off. When you reach Candice, you will have to battle her Ice-type focused team in order to get the Icicle Badge, 5 TM72 (Avalanche) and the stickers she uses on her Poké Balls. You can then use Rock Climb outside of battle

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Gym Leader Candice SnoverSneaselMedichamAbomasnow
Battle Type

Items
Level 38Level 38Level 40Level 42

Snow Warning

Pickpocket

Pure Power

Snow Warning
Attacks:
Mist
Razor Leaf
Water Pulse
Avalanche
Attacks:
Metal Claw
Hone Claws
Dig
Avalanche
Attacks:
Ice Punch
Bulk Up
Brick Break
Rock Slide
Attacks:
Aurora Veil
Giga Drain
Earthquake
Blizzard
Hold Item:

Icy Rock
Hold Item:

Chople Berry
Hold Item:

Expert Belt
Hold Item:

Sitrus Berry
Nature:
Relaxed
Nature:
Jolly
Nature:
Jolly
Nature:
Quiet
Snowpoint City Gym - Candice

Gym 8: Sunyshore City - Volkner

Location: Sunyshore City
Gym Leader: Volkner
Specialty: Electric-type
Reward: Beacon Badge, TM57, Volkner's Stickers

The final gym is found in Sunyshore City. When you first enter the city, the Elite Four member Flint will introduce himself to you and explain that the Gym Leader has lost the passion and needs his passion reignited. Go find him at the lighthouse and he'll be convinced to have one final battle, else he'll take on the league himself.

The Sunyshore Gym requires you to make paths by rotating various gears with platforms on, battling trainers along the way. When you reach the end of the Gym you will face off against Volkner and his Electric-type move focused team. Defeat him to get the Beacon Badge, 5 TM57 (Charge Beam) and the stickers he uses on his Poké Balls. You can also use Waterfall outside of battle.

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Gym Leader Volkner RaichuAmbipomOctilleryLuxray
Battle Type

Items
Level 46Level 47Level 47Level 49

Static

Technician

Sniper

Intimidate
Attacks:
Nuzzle
Volt Switch
Surf
Charge Beam
Attacks:
Fake Out
Thunderbolt
Double Hit
Last Resort
Attacks:
Octazooka
Focus Energy
Aurora Beam
Charge Beam
Attacks:
Thunder Fang
Ice Fang
Crunch
Iron Tail
Hold Item:

Shuca Berry
Hold Item:

Chople Berry
Hold Item:

Expert Belt
Hold Item:

Sitrus Berry
Nature:
Timid
Nature:
Naive
Nature:
Modest
Nature:
Jolly
Sunyshore City Gym - Volkner