Pokemon Black and White Strategy Guide

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Nintendo DS
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    30 May 2011
  • Guide Update
    9 February 2018
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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Gym 1

Gym 1

Striaton City

Striaton City


Striaton is a fairly contemporary town full of high-rise apartment blocks and a pretty park.


Obtainable now
Oran Berry, Great Ball, Dusk Ball, X Speed, Full Heal
After Gym Surf required
HM01 Cut, Pal Pad Big Pearl, Zinc

Points of Interest

  • Striaton is home to the first Gym in which you’ll need to battle a leader with a Pokémon *strong* to your choice of starting creature.
  • A character in this city will tell you about the ‘ **Dream World** ’ if you talk to her, a strange element of DS/PC connectivity.

Note : The Dream World has since been closed.


Waddle to the north and a helpful local will tell you that the gym leader isn’t at home, meaning you’ll have to find them before you can arrange a scrap.

Two buildings over to the left is the trainer school, you’ll find Cheren inside with his face up to the blackboard, he will tell you that the leader recently left but for that bit of information he demands a battle.

Trainer Battle: Cheren

L:ike any rival, Cheren will want to test you consistently as you journey through Unova.

Pokemon Level Type Note
Purrloin 8 Dark -
Oshawott 8 Water Only if you picked Tepig
Snivy 8 Grass Only if you picked Oshawott
Tepig 8 Fire Only if you picked Snivy

Cheren’s starter will be armed with a berry making this the hardest fight yet. As long as you’ve already bulked out your party, and continued training on your way here, then the fight should be more than simple enough. Just make sure not to use your starter against his…

After beating Cheren head back to the gym, here you’ll find the green haired gym leader hanging around outside. You’re free to enter now, however it’s recommended you take a trip to the location in the top right of town.