The Viridian City Gym (トキワジム Tokiwa Gym) is the Gym of Viridian City led by Giovanni in Generation I. He specializes in Ground-type Pokémon. Later, after his rematch with Red, he is replaced with Blue/Green. Blue, unlike Giovanni, does not specialize in any type, though in Red, Blue, and Yellow, most of his Pokémon are Ground-type. Blue remains the Gym's leader in the later generations.

General information

Red, Blue, and Yellow

Viridian Gym in Pokémon Red and Blue.

Trainer Pokémon Level
TamerRBsprite.png
Tamer
024.png Arbok 39
128.png Tauros 39
Gain: Poké Dollar.png1560
Trainer Pokémon Level
Black BeltRBsprite.png
Black Belt
067.png Machoke 43
Gain: Poké Dollar.png1075
Trainer Pokémon Level
Cooltrainer(M)RBsprite.png
Cooltrainer
033.png Nidorino 39
034.png Nidoking 39
Gain: Poké Dollar.png1365
Trainer Pokémon Level
TamerRBsprite.png
Tamer
111.png Rhyhorn 43
Gain: Poké Dollar.png1720
Trainer Pokémon Level
Black BeltRBsprite.png
Black Belt
066.png Machop 40
067.png Machoke 40
Gain: Poké Dollar.png1000
Trainer Pokémon Level
Cooltrainer(M)RBsprite.png
Cooltrainer
028.png Sandslash 39
051.png Dugtrio 39
Gain: Poké Dollar.png1365
Trainer Pokémon Level
Cooltrainer(M)RBsprite.png
Cooltrainer
111.png Rhyhorn 43
Gain: Poké Dollar.png1505
Trainer Pokémon Level
Black BeltRBsprite.png
Black Belt
067.png Machoke 38
066.png Machop 38
067.png Machoke 38
Gain: Poké Dollar.png950

Giovanni

Gym Leader Giovanni in Red and Blue:

RB 111 front.png
Rhyhorn
 Type Ground.gif Type Rock.gif 
RB 051 front.png
Dugtrio
 Type Ground.gif 
RB 031 front.png
Nidoqueen
 Type Poison.gif Type Ground.gif 
RB 034 front.png
Nidoking
 Type Poison.gif Type Ground.gif 
RB 112 front.png
Rhydon
 Type Ground.gif Type Rock.gif 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_RB.png|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type .gif 
Lv. 45 - Lv. 42 - Lv. 44 - Lv. 45 - Lv. 50 - Lv. ? -
Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Stomp Growl Scratch Tackle Tail Whip -
Tail Whip Dig Poison Sting Horn Attack Stomp -
Fury Attack Sand-Attack Tail Whip Poison Sting Horn Drill -
Horn Attack Slash Body Slam Thrash Fissure -


Giovanni in Pokémon Yellow:

Y 051 front.png
Dugtrio
 Type Ground.gif 
RB 053 front.png
Persian
 Type Normal.gif 
Y 031 front.png
Nidoqueen
 Type Poison.gif Type Ground.gif 
Y 034 front.png
Nidoking
 Type Poison.gif Type Ground.gif 
Y 112 front.png
Rhydon
 Type Ground.gif Type Rock.gif 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_Y.png|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type .gif 
Lv. 50 - Lv. 53 - Lv. 53 - Lv. 55 - Lv. 55 - Lv. ? -
Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Sand Attack Screech Double Kick Thunder Rock Slide -
Dig Fury Swipes Thunder Leer Fury Attack -
Fissure Double Team Tail Whip Earthquake Horn Drill -
Earthquake Slash Earthquake Double Kick Earthquake -



Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Viridian Gym in Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal.

This time around there are no tricks to the Gym, similar to Olivine Gym. It's just a straight path to the Gym Leader.

C 103 front.gif
Exeggutor
 Type Grass.gif Type Psychic.gif 
C 065 front.gif
Alakazam
 Type Psychic.gif 
C 059 front.gif
Arcanine
 Type Fire.gif 
C 112 front.gif
Rhydon
 Type Ground.gif Type Rock.gif 
C 130 front.gif
Gyarados
 Type Water.gif Type Flying.gif 
C 018 front.gif
Pidgeot
 Type Normal.gif Type Flying.gif 
Lv. 58 Lv. 54 Lv. 58 Lv. 56 Lv. 58 Lv. 56
Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None
Sunny Day Recover Roar Fury Attack Twister Wing Attack
Leech Seed Psychic Swift Sandstorm Hydro Pump Whirlwind
Egg Bomb Reflect Flamethrower Rock Slide Rain Dance Quick Attack
Solar Beam Disable Extreme Speed Earthquake Hyper Beam Mirror Move



FireRedand LeafGreen

Viridian Gym in FireRed and LeafGreen.

Trainer Pokémon Level
TamerFRLGsprite.png
Tamer
Cole
024.png Arbok 39
128.png Tauros 39
Gain: Poké Dollar.png1560
Trainer Pokémon Level
Black BeltFRLGsprite.png
Black Belt
Kiyo
067.png Machoke 43
Gain: Poké Dollar.png1032
Trainer Pokémon Level
TamerFRLGsprite.png
Tamer
Jason
111.png Rhyhorn 43
Gain: Poké Dollar.png1720
Trainer Pokémon Level
Black BeltFRLGsprite.png
Black Belt
Atsushi
066.png Machop 40
067.png Machoke 40
Gain: Poké Dollar.png960
Trainer Pokémon Level
Cooltrainer(M)FRLGsprite.png
Cooltrainer
Samuel
028.png Sandslash 39
028.png Sandslash 39
111.png Rhyhorn 37
033.png Nidorino 39
034.png Nidoking 39
Gain: Poké Dollar.png1404
Trainer Pokémon Level
Black BeltFRLGsprite.png
Black Belt
Takashi
067.png Machoke 38
066.png Machop 38
067.png Machoke 38
Gain: Poké Dollar.png912
Trainer Pokémon Level
Cooltrainer(M)FRLGsprite.png
Cooltrainer
Yuji
028.png Sandslash 38
075.png Graveler 38
095.png Onix 38
075.png Graveler 38
105.png Marowak 38
Gain: Poké Dollar.png1368
Trainer Pokémon Level
Cooltrainer(M)FRLGsprite.png
Cooltrainer
Warren
105.png Marowak 37
105.png Marowak 37
111.png Rhyhorn 38
030.png Nidorina 39
031.png Nidoqueen 39
Gain: Poké Dollar.png1404

Gym Leader Giovanni:

FRLG 111 front.png
Rhyhorn
 Type Ground.gif Type Rock.gif 
FRLG 051 front.png
Dugtrio
 Type Ground.gif 
FRLG 031 front.png
Nidoqueen
 Type Poison.gif Type Ground.gif 
FRLG 034 front.png
Nidoking
 Type Poison.gif Type Ground.gif 
FRLG 111 front.png
Rhyhorn
 Type Ground.gif Type Rock.gif 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type .gif 
Lv. 45 Lv. 42 Lv. 44 Lv. 45 Lv. 50 Lv. ? -
Ability: Lightningrod Ability: Sand Veil Ability: Poison Point Ability: Poison Point Ability: Lightningrod Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: ?
Earthquake Mud-Slap Double Kick Thrash Take Down -
Scary Face Sand Tomb Poison Sting Earthquake Rock Blast -
Rock Blast Slash Earthquake Poison Sting Scary Face -
Take Down Earthquake Body Slam Double Kick Earthquake -



HeartGoldand SoulSilver

For Generation IV, this Gym was more challenging than it was back in Generation II. Not only have the slide tiles returned, but you had to challenge trainers as well.

Trainer Pokémon Level
Ace Trainer(M)HGSSsprite.png
Ace Trainer
Arabella
234.png Stantler 53
128.png Tauros 52
Gain: Poké Dollar.png3120
Trainer Pokémon Level
Ace Trainer(F)HGSSsprite.png
Ace Trainer
Salma
199.png Slowking 50
463.png Lickilicky 53
Gain: Poké Dollar.png3180
Trainer Pokémon Level
Ace Trainer(M)HGSSsprite.png
Ace Trainer
Bonita
327.png Spinda 50
185.png Sudowoodo 52
Gain: Poké Dollar.png3120
Trainer Pokémon Level
Double TeamHGSSsprite.png
Double Team
Elan & Ida
233.png Porygon2 52
184.png Azumarill 50
Gain: Poké Dollar.png12000

Gym Leader Blue

HGSS 018 front.png
Pidgeot
 Type Normal.gif Type Flying.gif 
HGSS 112 front.png
Rhydon
 Type Ground.gif Type Rock.gif 
HGSS 068 front.png
Machamp
 Type Fighting.gif 
HGSS 130 front.png
Gyarados
 Type Water.gif Type Flying.gif 
HGSS 103 front.png
Exeggutor
 Type Grass.gif Type Psychic.gif 
HGSS 059 front.png
Arcanine
 Type Fire.gif 
Lv. 60 Lv. 58 Lv. 56 Lv. 52 Lv. 55 Lv. 58
Ability: Tangled Feet Ability: Rock Head Ability: No Guard Ability: Intimidate Ability: Chlorophyll Ability: Intimidate
Item: Sitrus Berry Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None
Whirlwind Earthquake ThunderPunch Dragon Dance Psychic Roar
Mirror Move Stone Edge DynamicPunch Return Hypnosis Dragon Pulse
Return Megahorn Earthquake Ice Fang Leaf Storm Flare Blitz
Air Slash Thunder Fang Stone Edge Waterfall Trick Room Extreme Speed



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