The Tenno League

Scattered across the Tenno Region are the eight gyms of the Tenno League. Each one is lead by a Gym Leader of exceptional skill. Once all eight badges are obtained, a trainer gains access to the Pokémon League of the Tenno Region, where they face the Elite Four, and then finally the Champion of the Tenno League.

As Ash faces the Gym Leaders of Tenno, this page will updated with each leader’s descriptions.

Gym Leaders:

1) The Horizoport Gym
Leader: Crate
Crate
Crate is a meteorite hunter, meaning he searches the land for meteorites, which he both collects and sells. He is the foremost expert on meteorites and other types of space debris, and has even found some Meteoric Shards.
Badge:  The Meteor Badge
Meteor Badge
Specialty: Rock-Type
Gym Puzzle: A simple maze created by craters in the ground. If done right, fighting trainers can be avoided.
Team: Geodude, Onix, and Meteorfight (Signature Pokémon)
TM Reward: Rock Tomb
Gives Access to HM: Rock Smash

2) The Atmos Gym
Leader: Skyler
Skyler
Skyler is the region’s greatest orbital skydiver. Orbital skydiving is an extreme sport in the Tenno Region where a special plane is taken up to the edge of space itself, and then jumped from. A parachute or a wingsuit can be used. Skyler prefers the wingsuit because it allows him to feel like he is flying. Beyond skydiving, Skyler is interested in just about anything that can give him an adrenaline rush.
Badge: The Stratosphere Badge
Stratosphere Badge
Specialty: Flying-Type
Gym Puzzle: The gym is one large room with three levels. Giant fans blow you up and down the levels, while others blow you left, right, forward, and back.
Team: Ravenoir, Falcoknight, and Orbitross (Signature Pokémon)
TM Reward: Aerial Ace
Gives Access to HM: Cut

3) The Starcore Gym
Leader: Neutrina
Neutrina
Neutrina is the head technician at the Starcore City Nuclear Power Plant, the source of all of Tenno’s electricity. She is also a nuclear physicist. She is very clever, and prioritizes strategy over power in a battle. When she’s not accepting challenges, she can be found donning her radiation suit and working in the nuclear plant.
Badge: The Radioactive Badge
Radioactive Badge
Specialty: Poison-Type
Gym Puzzle: The gym is filled with many chambers. Between these chambers radioactive material is exchanged. A chamber cannot be entered if it has radioactive material in it. By accessing control panels in each chamber, the material of various other chambers can be moved, opening some paths while closing others.
Team: Noxic, Koffing, and Nucleaction (Signature Pokémon)
TM Reward: Irradiate
Gives Access to HM: Tinker

4) The Versal Gym
Leader: Halley
Halley
Halley is an expert in cold temperatures, making him a consultant of the Tenno Space Program in regards to making spacesuits that can resist the subzero temperatures of outer space. He has a complicated past that he opens up very little about, but some hints are dropped. His personality could only be described as cold, as he is stern and unemotional, but is actually a really nice guy if you get to know him.
Badge: Comet Badge
Comet Badge
Specialty: Ice-Type
Gym Puzzle: The gym contains multiple tiers and is completely covered in ice. One must navigate a maze of slippery ice and launch themselves off ice ramps to the various tiers. But this must be done quickly, for the low temperature of the gym only allows you to work on the puzzle for so long before being forced to exit the building and restart.
Team: Frostcicle, Beetundra, Massodon, and Cosmet (Signature Pokémon)
TM Reward: Icicle Lance
Gives Access to HM: Fly

5) The Crater Gym
Leader: Allen (Image Coming Soon)
Allen is the head researcher of Tenno’s SETP project, which stands for Search for Extraterrestrial Pokémon. It’s a program that uses radio telescopes to search for evidence of alien Pokémon from other worlds. Allen also is a ufologist on the side, meaning he studies UFO sightings. He is an avid believer that aliens do visit Earth and that the proof is out there, but is being covered up. For this reason, many call him crazy and eccentric.
Badge: ET Badge (Image Coming Soon)
Gym Puzzle: Most of the gym has no floor to walk on. Instead it must be navigated by standing atop large floating disks, which look suspiciously a lot like UFOs. Each disk can only carry someone in certain predetermined directions.
Team: Elgyem, Lunatone, Solrock, and Yuifoe (Signature Pokémon)
TM Reward: Cosmic Blast
Gives Access to HM: Surf

 

The Elite Four

Elite Four #3: Tyde
Tyde
Tyde is one of the richest people in all of Tenno. He is also very generous and acts as philanthropist, donating much of his money to the people of Tenno and Tenno’s scientific endeavors. However, he feels guilty after the reveal of Team Planetary’s true nature, as much of his money went to Team Planetary’s supposed scientific projects.
Specialty: Water
Chamber Description:  The High Tide Chamber. A small bridge leads you from the door, over a large pool of water to an island in the center of the chamber. The levels of the water actually changes to reflect a real-time high and low tide.
Team: Starmie, Delphin, Saws, Krakannon, Dashilisk, and Kappaquarius (Signature Pokémon)

Champion: Galileo
Galileo
Galileo is an amateur star gazer. Despite his amateur status, he knows almost as much, if not more about the stars than most astronomers. Stars, and anything related to them, is his passion. He is the strongest trainer of the Tenno Region, and rose quickly to fame because of his skill. Despite his young age, he is very wise and level-headed.
Specialty: All
Chamber Description: The Starry Night Chamber. The room is a large orb, with a raised battle platform in its center. Like a planetarium, stars are projected onto the walls, roof, and floor. If entered during night, the roof will be opened to reveal a magnificent starscape.
Team: Dracosmic (Signature Pokémon) (Rest of team to be revealed)
Reward: Hall of Fame Access

12 thoughts on “The Tenno League

    • The site’s still under construction for the most part. Also it parallels the story I’m writing, so this page only includes the ones shown there to avoid spoilers.

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  1. I’m just going say this now before writing the rest but, I understand all of you’re ideas for this and I respect that, here are just some helpful inputs.

    I was looking at the 3 gym leaders and champion (as of now) and I’m going to say my reaction was a mixture of understanding but also.. disappointment, let me explain. Of all 4 league members, they all have something to do with space, which with the astronomical region, I somewhat believe. I feel as though that gym leaders and regions are based off of real life, where everyone does something different – which can be reflected in the leagues, besides RBY (which they tried to flesh out the gym leaders in the manga and anime) I can’t think of a region where 2 gym leaders have the same branch of work. Besides Cilan,Chilli and Cress but they doesn’t count since they’re triplets, it makes sense. I understand what you’re doing with the whole different parts of astronomy and they all work together, but it over time just kind of doesn’t flesh the character out as unique, it just makes them feel the same to everyone else.

    Please don’t take this as hate (because I know a couple of people who would get offended by my pickiness) because I love all you’ve done with this region, but when it comes to this it seems somewhat bland.
    Good Luck.

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    • Thank you for your thoughts. Do not worry, I totally understand where you’re coming from, and I appreciate the constructive criticism. I also see what you are saying and you make a good point. Back when I first envisioned the Tenno Region and my Luna, Terra, and Sol Versions I had what I thought was an opportunity to be unique and create an entire region with a running theme to it, something that has yet to be done to any large extent in the actual games. I would hope that each leader having their own category within the broad field of space-based and physics research would be enough for variety, but I can see where your concerns come in as well. I look at it as we have a meteorite hunter, an orbital skydiver, a nuclear physicist, and an amateur stargazer. Yes, they do fall under the general theme of space, but each is a completely unique profession in their own right as well. Though, I do admit that this could be my bias as a complete astrophysics-nerd talking here.

      As my ability to flesh out the leaders on this page is fairly limited, I can’t do too much to help what you see here, but I will strive to better flesh out each gym leader in my story, and do my best to infer their more in-depth characters from the game concepts. However, I do want to stick to my original idea of having an overarching theme, because I really do think it’s an idea with so much potential. Maybe I’m not going about it right, but as of right now I’m not sure how else I could accomplish it.

      Once again, thank you for your thoughts, and I apologize for the disappointment.

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  2. Okay. I guess I’ll have to wait until what’s gonna happened to Ash and Pikachu already after they’re already become a victorious right here in the Tenno region after Brenda has gotten the five ribbons for the grand festival.

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    • I wonder if Brenda will win the Pokemon contest to collect the five ribbons for the grand festival right here in the Tenno region.

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