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.
1) The Horizoport Gym
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
6) The Opti Gym
Astrid is the lead astronomer at Opti City’s observatory, which hosts the largest optical telescope in the Tenno Region. She is an incredibly smart young woman who can easily get lost in her own mind, thinking about the wonders of outer space.
Badge: The Celestial Badge
Gym Puzzle: The Opti Gym has one massive emitter of light, which shines an intense beam of it straight forward. The gym is also full of numerous mirrors on pivots. By changing the angle of these mirrors, the beam of light can be redirected to receiver. Once the receiver is lit up by the light beam, a door to Astrid will open.
Team: Yang-Xing, Astar, Radeon, and Cycloptic (Signature Pokémon)
TM Reward: Photon Beam
Gives Access to HM: Strength
The Elite Four
Elite Four #3: 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.
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)
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.
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