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Celadon City Gym

The Celadon City Gym is located on the far southwest side of town. Use a Pokemon that knows Cut to access the building. Not only is this a grass-type gym, but it’s also an all-female gym. Not even the guy who gives you tips on defeating gym leaders will be here. You can still find him in the Game Corner, however.

This gym can be tackled from different directions. There are a total of seven normal Pokemon Trainers and the one Gym Leader. You need to find Erika, the Gym Leader, by cutting down one of the three bushes near the center of the room. Two Pokemon Trainers can be found a few steps north of the entrance.

Lass
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Bellsprout 23 Grass/Poison Wrap, PoisonPowder, Sleep Powder, Stun Spore
Weepinbell 23 Grass/Poison Wrap, PoisonPowder, Sleep Powder, Stun Spore
Beauty
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Oddish 21 Grass/Poison Absorb, Sleep Powder, Stun Spore, PoisonPowder
Bellsprout 21 Grass/Poison Wrap, PoisonPowder, Sleep Powder, Stun Spore
Oddish 21 Grass/Poison Absorb, Sleep Powder, Stun Spore, PoisonPowder
Bellsprout 21 Grass/Poison Wrap, PoisonPowder, Sleep Powder, Stun Spore

You can now cut the bush straight ahead to reach the area with Erika, or you can battle the other Trainers to buff up your team. Another Pokemon Trainer can be found on the far west side of the gym.

Beauty
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Bellsprout 24 Grass/Poison Wrap, PoisonPowder, Sleep Powder, Stun Spore
Bellsprout 24 Grass/Poison Wrap, PoisonPowder, Sleep Powder, Stun Spore

Another Pokemon Trainer is located on the far east side of the gym.

Jr Trainer♀
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Bulbasaur 24 Grass/Poison Growl, Leech Seed, Vine Whip, PoisonPowder
Ivysaur 24 Grass/Poison Growl, Leech Seed, Vine Whip, PoisonPowder

The central area of the gym contains four women. The second one (from left to right) is Erika, the Gym Leader. The other three are normal Pokemon Trainers.

Beauty
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Exeggcute 26 Grass/Psychic Barrage, Hypnosis, Reflect

Erika (see info below)

Cooltrainer♀
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Weepinbell 24 Grass/Poison Wrap, PoisonPowder, Sleep Powder, Stun Spore
Gloom 24 Grass/Poison Absorb, Sleep Powder, Stun Spore, PoisonPowder
Ivysaur 24 Grass/Poison Growl, Leech Seed, Vine Whip, PoisonPowder
Lass
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Oddish 23 Grass/Poison Absorb, Sleep Powder, Stun Spore, PoisonPowder
Gloom 23 Grass/Poison Absorb, Sleep Powder, Stun Spore, PoisonPowder

Celadon City Gym Leader: Erika

Erika can be a tough opponent if you go into this battle carelessly or under-leveled. Two of her Pokemon are at level 29, and the other one is the only pure grass-type Pokemon in the game! That means you’ll have to rely on only grass-type weaknesses (fire, ice, flying, or bug-type) instead of an additional set of poison-type weaknesses (psychic, ground, or bug-type). It’s best to hit as hard as you can and in as few turns as possible.

Once Victreebel uses Wrap or Tangela uses Bind, you won’t be able to use any move until its attack stops. Becoming poisoned will make things far worse. Not only will you be unable to move from the continuous attack, but your HP will reduce each turn from the poison!

Vileplume might be the toughest opponent. It can put its enemies to sleep or poison them, deal massive grass-type damage for 2-3 turns with Petal Dance, and restore its HP by draining health using Mega Drain. Of course, the game’s AI isn’t as smart as a person. Vileplume might become open to attacks after using Petal Dance because it causes confusion.

If you chose Charmander at the beginning of the game, now is its time to shine! Dugtrio is another good option. Yes, ground-type Pokemon are weak to grass-type attacks, but Dugtrio should be fast enough to move first, and its ground-type attacks are super effective against poison-types. Other options from nearby are Growlithe, Vulpix, or Abra. Growlithe and Vulpix can evolve instantly with a fire stone from the department store, but that will prevent them from learning any more moves through leveling up – though Technical Machines will still be fine. Flying-type Pokemon are also very common, and a powerful Flying-type attack can be found in the secret hideout to the west of Celadon City. See the Celadon City page for more info.

Defeat Erika to receive the Rainbow Badge! This makes Pokemon up to Level 50 obey in battle, and allows your Pokemon to use Strength outside of battle. You will also receive TM21 Mega Drain, a grass type attack that allows the user to absorb half the HP from the enemy.

Erika
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Victreebel 29 Grass/Poison Wrap, Sleep Powder, PoisonPowder, Razor Leaf
Tangela 24 Grass/Poison Bind, Constrict
Vileplume 29 Grass/Poison PoisonPowder, Mega Drain, Sleep Powder, Petal Dance