Gym Leaders and Elite 4

Welcome to the page detailing the Gym Leader Challenge for Black/White. In these games, the leaders and Elite 4 work slightly differently than in past games. These differences wll be detailed as the guide goes along

GYM 1

The first Change the Gym Leader challenge appears in the very first Gym. The Leader of Gym 1 depends on which Pokémon you chose to start off with.

Chili Chili of Striaton City
Start with – Snivy

Lillipup
Level 12

Pick Up

Oder Sleuth
Work Up
Bite
Helping Hand

Pansear
Level 14

Gluttony

Lick
Work Up
Incinerate
Fury Swipes
Items: 1x Potion
Trio Badge: Pokémon up to level 20 will obey
TM83: Work Up
Cilan Cilan of Striaton City
Start with – Oshawott

Lillipup
Level 12

Pick Up

Oder Sleuth
Work Up
Bite
Helping Hand

Pansage
Level 14

Gluttony

Lick
Work Up
Vine Whip
Fury Swipes
Items: 1x Potion
Trio Badge: Pokémon up to level 20 will obey
TM83: Work Up
Cress Cress of Striaton City
Start with – Tepig

Lillipup
Level 12

Pick Up

Oder Sleuth
Work Up
Bite
Helping Hand

Panpour
Level 14

Gluttony

Lick
Work Up
Water Gun
Fury Swipes
Items: 1x Potion
Trio Badge: Pokémon up to level 20 will obey
TM83: Work Up

GYM 2

Back to normality for a while now, this gym sees you battleing trainers and answering questions from books in the Library part of a museam to find the path to the Gym Leader

Lenora Lenora of Nacrene City


Herdier
Level 18

Intimiate

Take Down
Bite
Retaliate
Leer


Watchog
Level 20

Illuminate

Leer
Crunch
Retaliate
Hypnosis
Items: 1x Super Potion
Basic Badge: Pokémon up to level 30 will obey
TM67: Retaliate

GYM 3

Gym 3 features large globs of yellow sticky stuff you have to push through in order to go further into the gym. You’ll also need to hit switches to open doors which block this stuff

Burgh Burgh of Castelia City


Whirlipede
Level 21

Swarm

Poison Tail
Struggle Bug
Pursuit
Screech


Dwebble
Level 21

Shell Armor

Smack Down
Struggle Bug
Faint Attack
Sand-attack


Leavanny
Level 23

Swarm

Razor Leaf
Struggle Bug
String Shot
Protect
Items: 2x Hyper Potions
Insect Badge: Pokémon up to level 40 will obey
TM76: Struggle Bug

GYM 4

You’ll be riding rollercoasters inside this gym… pressing various switches will change the course of these coasters, allowing you to go to where you need to go

Elesa Elesa of Nimbasa City


Emolga
Level 25

Static

Pursuit
Quick Attack
Volt Switch
Aerial Ace


Emolga
Level 25

Static

Pursuit
Quick Attack
Volt Switch
Aerial Ace


Zebstrika
Level 27

Lightningrod

Quick Attack
Volt Switch
Spark
Flame Charge
Items: 2x Hyper Potions
Bolt Badge: Pokémon up to level 50 will obey
TM72: Volt Switch

GYM 5

Lifts are the theme in Gym 5, as you go up and down trying to find your way to the bottom of a mine

Clay Clay of Driftveil City


Krokorok
Level 29

Moxie

Crunch
Swagger
Bulldoze
Torment


Palpitoad
Level 29

Swift Swim

Muddy Water
Aqua Ring
Bulldoze
Bubblebeam


Excadrill
Level 31

Sand Rush

Slash
Rock Slide
Bulldoze
Hone Claws
Items: 2x Hyper Potions
Quake Badge: Pokémon up to level 60 will obey
TM78: Bulldoze

GYM 6

Gym 6 is held inside an Aircraft Hanger, and features you blasting around inside Cannons… one of which is a little too powerful and you’ll hit into one of the walls – Ouch!

Skyla Skyla of Mistralton City


Swoobat
Level 33

Unaware

Heart Stomp
Amnesia
Acrobatics
Assurance


Unfezant
Level 33

Big Pecks

Quick Attack
Air Slash
Leer
Razor Wind


Swanna
Level 35

Keen Eye

Aqua Ring
Aerial Ace
Air Slash
Bubblebeam
Items: 2x Hyper Potions
Jet Badge: Pokémon up to level 70 will obey
TM62: Acrobatics

GYM 7

It’s an Ice Gym… so expect a fair amount of sliding around Ice. In a little twist, there’s a curved block you’ll have to turn with switches to progress through the gym, sliding into it turns you 90 degrees, making your sliding puzzle even more interesting

Brycen Brycen of Icirrus City


Vanillish
Level 37

Ice Body

Mirror Shot
Acid Armor
Frost Breath
Astonish


Cryogonal
Level 37

Levitate

Reflect
Aurora Beam
Frost Breath
Rapid Spin


Beartic
Level 39

Snow Cloak

Slash
Brine
Icicle Crash
Swagger
Items: 2x Hyper Potions
Icicle Badge: Pokémon up to level 80 will obey
TM79: Frost Breath

GYM 8

Here’s where things change a bit… although the team you face is the same, the actual leader of the gym is different depending on which version you play. Interesting fact, which ever is the one that isnt the Gym Leader in your game becomes a move tutor teaching Draco Meteor

Drayden Drayden (on Black) Or Iris Iris (on White) of Opedlucid City


Fraure
Level 41

Rivalry

Dragon Dance
Dragon Rage
Dragon Tail
Assurance


Druddigon
Level 41

Sheer Force

Chip Away
Revenge
Dragon Tail
Night Slash


Haxorus
Level 43

Mold Breaker

Dragon Dance
Slash
Dragon Tail
Assurance
Items: 2x Hyper Potions
Legend Badge: All Pokémon will obey you
TM82: Dragon Tail

Elite 4 Challenge

Here’s an interesting change to how the Elite 4 conducts its buissiness… When you enter the league, you’ll be in a room with 4 doors in front of you (well 2 in front and one on each side) – behind each door is a member of the Elite Four and you can chose to fight them in ANY order you want. This list displays the Elite 4 in an order going from Left to Right in the main room.

Shauntal Elite 4 Member: Shauntal


Cofagrigus
Level 48

Mummy

Will-o-wisp
Grass Knot
Psychic
Shadow Ball


Jellicent
Level 48

Cursed Body

Energy Ball
Brine
Surf
Shadow Ball


Gorlurk
Level 48

Iron Fist

Curse
Earthquake
Brick Break
Shadow Punch


Chandelure
Level 50

Flame Body

Payback
Fire Blast
Psychic
Shadow Ball
Items: 2x Full Restores

Grimsley Elite 4 Member: Grimsley


Scrafty
Level 48

Moxie

Crunch
Brick Break
Poison Jab
Sand-attack


Liepard
Level 48

Intimidate

Night Slash
Fake Out
Aerial Ace
Attract


Krookodile
Level 48

Limber

Crunch
Dragon Claw
Earthquake
Foul Play


Bisharp
Level 50

Competitiveness

Night Slash
X-scissor
Metal Claw
Aerial Ace
Items: 2x Full Restores

Caitlin Elite 4 Member: Caitlin


Reuniclus
Level 48

Magic Guard

Psychic
Energy Ball
Focus Blast
Thunder


Musharna
Level 48

Synchronize

Psychic
Shadow Ball
Charge Beam
Reflect


Sigilyph
Level 48

Wonder Skin

Psychic
Shadow Ball
Ice Beam
Air Slash


Gothitelle
Level 50

Frisk

Psychic
Shadow Ball
Thunderbolt
Calm Mind
Items: 2x Full Restores

Marshal Elite 4 Member: Marshal


Throh
Level 48

Guts

Storm Throw
Bulldoze
Stone Edge
Payback


Sawk
Level 48

Sturdy

Karate Chop
Grass Knot
Stone Edge
Retaliate


Conkeldurr
Level 48

Sheer Force

Hammer Arm
Grass Knot
Stone Edge
Retaliate


Mienshao
Level 48

Inner Focus

Jump Kick
U-turn
Rock Slide
Retaliate
Items: 2x Hyper Potions

Here’s where something interesting happens… when you head to fight the champ – well storyline takes over and you Pokémon League Run is basically interupted… later on, you get a second shot at it and the Elite 4 have ramped up thier squads… so on to

Elite 4 Challenge… Part 2

Here’s your second shot at the Elite 4…

Shauntal Elite 4 Member: Shauntal


Cofagrigus
Level 71

Mummy

Shadow Ball
Psychic
Will-o-wisp
Energy Ball


Jellicent
Level 71

Cursed Body

Shadow Ball
Psychic
Hydro Pump
Sludge Wave


Froslass
Level 71

Snow Cloak

Shadow Ball
Psychic
Blizzard
Ice Shard


Drifblim
Level 71

Aftermath

Shadow Ball
Psychic
Acrobatics
Thunder


Golurk
Level 71

Iron Fist

Shadow Punch
Earthquake
Hammer Arm
Curse


Chandelure
Level 73

Flame Body

Shadow Ball
Psychic
Fire Blast
Payback
Items: 4x Full Restores

Grimsley Elite 4 Member: Grimsley


Sharpedo
Level 71

Rough SKin

Aqua Jet
Night Slash
Waterfall
Earthquake


Liepard
Level 71

Limber

Sucker Punch
Fake Out
Aerial Ace
Attrack


Scrafty
Level 71

Moxie

Head Smash
Crunch
Brik Break
Poison Jab


Drapion
Level 71

Battle Armor

Thunder Fang
Poison Fang
Fire Fang
Crunch


Krookodile
Level 71

Intimidate

Smack Down
Earthquake
Foul Play
Outrage


Bisharp
Level 73

Defiant

Guillotine
Night Slash
X-scissor
Aerial Ace
Items: 4x Full Restores

Caitlin Elite 4 Member: Caitlin


Musarna
Level 71

Synchronize

Psychic
Dream Eater
Hypnosis
Reflect


Sigilyph
Level 71

Wonder Skin

Air Slash
Psychic
Flash Cannon
Ice Beam


Bronzong
Level 71

Levitate

Payback
Flash Cannon
Psychic
Charge Beam


Reuniclus
Level 71

Magic Guard

Psychic
Thunder
Energy Ball
Focus Blast


Gothitelle
Level 71

Frisk

Psychic
Payback
Flatter
Thunderbolt


Metagross
Level 73

Clear Body

Zen Headbutt
Bullet Punch
Earthquake
Giga Impact
Items: 4x Full Restores

Marshal Elite 4 Member: Marshal


Breloom
Level 71

Effect Spore

Mach Punch
Spore
Grass Knot
Sky Uppercut


Sawk
Level 71

Sturdy

Close Combat
Retaliate
Stone Edge
Poison Jab


Throh
Level 71

Guts

Superpower
Retaliate
Earthquake
Grass Knot


Toxicroak
Level 71

Anticipation

Venoshock
Toxic
Low Sweep
Earthquake


Mienshao
Level 71

Inner Focus

Hi Jump Kick
U-turn
Acrobatics
Fake Out


Conkeldurr
Level 73

Sheer Force

Hammer Arm
Earthquake
Stone Edge
Payback
Items: 4x Full Restores

Alder Champion Alder


Accelgor
Level 75

Hydration

Focus Blast
Bug Buzz
Me First
Energy Ball


Bouffalant
Level 75

Sap Sipper

Head Charge
Megahorn
Earthquake
Stone Edge


Druddigon
Level 75

Rough Skin

Outrage
Superpower
Night Slash
Payback


Vanilluxe
Level 75

Ice Body

Blizzard
Flash Cannon
Light Screen
Acid Armor


Escavalier
Level 75

Swarm

X-scissor
Iron Head
Aerial Ace
Giga Impact


Volcarona
Level 77

Flame Body

Overheat
Quiver Dance
Bug Buzz
Hyper Beam
Items: 4x Full Restore

  • Sam

    Sekka City?

    • WhoKnows_WhoCares

      The Japanese name for Icirrus City – We didnt have all the English names when this was made – so thanks for pointing out there was still one i hadnt updated

  • vishal

    The levels are quite low compared to platinum and ss hg also there is only four pokemon for the elite 4 instead of 5