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Virbank City Gym

Vincent Lau

Virbank City Gym

Gym Information

Once you’ve healed your Pokemon and bought any items that you think you may need (have a number of Antidotes ready, it’s a Poison-type gym after all), it’s time to tackle the gym itself. Head towards the centre of Virbank City to find.

Inside, head down the steps until and walk over to the door until you’re stopped once again by Clyde. He’ll give you yet another Fresh Water and give you some information on the gym. Once you’re ready, go through the doors.

You’ll find yourself in a music club! The two people at the south side of the room aren’t trainers, but those that are on stage are. Move around the stools and tables and walk up the stairs onto the stage.

You have to defeat the Roughneck drummer and Guitarist before you can face the Roxie, the Gym Leader and bassist. It doesn’t matter who you face first, but this guide will assume that you face the drummer first.

Gym Member Battle: Roughneck

Pokemon Level Type
Grimer 14 Poison
Koffing 14 Poison

Once he’s defeated, go over to the Guitarist and speak to her to challenge her.

Gym Member Battle: Guitarist

Pokemon Level Type
Venipede 14 Poison
Koffing 14 Poison

Once the Guitarist has been defeated it’s time to face Roxie herself. Go and heal and restock etc., then return and prepare to face the Gym Leader.

Gym Leader Battle - Roxie

Gym Leader Roxie Battle

Pokemon Level Type
Koffing 16 Poison
Whirlipede 18 Bug/Poison

With Magnemite in your party, this battle should be easier than the one against Cheren. Make sure that your party’s average level is about 13 before challenging Roxie. It’s recommended that your Magnemite’s a level or two higher.

Don’t start with Magnemite, but instead use it against Whirlipede when you face it. Use all your other Pokemon first to deal Koffing damage until it’s defeated. Roxie will have a Super Potion that she’ll use on Koffing when it’s HP is low, so be prepared for that.

When Koffing’s finally defeated, send out your Magnemite as Roxie sends out Whirlipede. As Whirlipede only has Venoshock (which can’t damage Magnemite at all) and Pursuit (which is weak against Magnemite) as its offensive moves, it can’t do much damage at all.

Now simply use SonicBoom or any other damaging move until Whirlipede faints and you’ve won! Easy, right?

As a reward for winning, Roxie will give you the Toxic Badge! Congratulations! Furthermore, she’ll also reward you with a TM, TM09. This teaches Venoshock . Once you’re done talking to her, leave the gym and heal your Pokemon at the Pokemon Center.

The man that was blocking the gate to the north-north-east of the Pokemon Center is now gone and you can enter! When you’re ready, do so.


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    6 October 2012
  • Last Updated
    19 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers, Vincent Lau

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  • How and where to find the Pokemon you want to catch
  • Find and catch all Legendary Pokemon!
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  • Packed full with high-quality screenshots!
  • Tips and info on both Black and White versions
  • Wild Pokémon Encounter rates.
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