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Petalburg City Gym
  • Gym Leader: Norman
  • Gym #5: Normal Type
  • Badge: Balance Badge

This Gym's specialty is Normal Pokémon. This means that there are almost no recommended types of Pokémon to play, however Fighting-type are the exception to the rule as they are super-effective. Fortunately, Norman and his Gym trainers can be beaten with any team of balanced, well-trained Pokémon. The Gym itself has a diamond-shaped layout; made up of nine rooms containing a trainer with only one Pokémon each. Depending on the ‘specialty’ of the room, each trainer gives their Pokémon an item on their first turn (except in the Recovery Room), therefore providing a different challenge in each room. To reach Norman, you only need to beat three trainers, but challenging all eight of course still gains valuable experience for your Pokémon.

Trainers[edit]

The layout of the trainer details below is a visual representation of the organisation of the trainers within the Gym.

In Ruby and Sapphire[edit]

Ruby and Sapphire
PRS&E Leader Norman.png
Gym Leader Norman
Ruby and Sapphire
PRS&E Cooltrainer F.png
Cooltrainer Jody
(STRENGTH ROOM)
  • Zangoose (lvl. 27, 954 EXP)
  • X Attack
  • Pokebuck.png1296
Ruby and Sapphire
PRS&E Cooltrainer M.png
Cooltrainer Berke
(ONE-HIT K.O. ROOM)
  • Zangoose (lvl. 27, 954 EXP)
  • Dire Hit
  • Pokebuck.png1296
Ruby and Sapphire
PRS&E Cooltrainer M.png
Cooltrainer Parker
(ZERO REDUCTION ROOM)
  • Linoone (lvl. 27, 739 EXP)
  • Guard Spec.
  • Pokebuck.png1296
Ruby and Sapphire
PRS&E Cooltrainer F.png
Cooltrainer Lori
(DEFENSE ROOM)
  • Linoone (lvl. 27, 739 EXP)
  • X Defense
  • Pokebuck.png1296
Ruby and Sapphire
PRS&E Cooltrainer M.png
Cooltrainer George (RECOVERY ROOM)
  • Linoone (lvl. 27, 739 EXP)
  • 2 Super Potions
  • Pokebuck.png1296
Ruby and Sapphire
PRS&E Cooltrainer M.png
Cooltrainer Randall
(SPEED ROOM)
  • Delcatty (lvl. 27, 798 EXP)
  • X Speed
  • Pokebuck.png1296
Ruby and Sapphire
PRS&E Cooltrainer F.png
Cooltrainer Mary
(ACCURACY ROOM)
  • Delcatty (lvl. 27, 798 EXP)
  • X Accuracy
  • Pokebuck.png1296

In Emerald[edit]

Emerald
PRS&E Leader Norman.png
Gym Leader Norman
  • Spinda (lvl. 27, 488 EXP)
  • Vigoroth (lvl. 27, 729 EXP)
  • Linoone (lvl. 29, 792 EXP)
  • Slaking (lvl. 31, 1395 EXP), Sitrus Berry
  • 2 Hyper Potion
  • Pokebuck.png3100
Emerald
PRS&E Cooltrainer F.png
Cooltrainer Jody
(STRENGTH ROOM)
  • Zangoose (lvl. 26, 918 EXP)
  • X Attack
  • Pokebuck.png1248
Emerald
PRS&E Cooltrainer M.png
Cooltrainer Berke
(ONE-HIT K.O. ROOM)
  • Vigoroth (lvl. 26, 702 EXP)
  • Dire Hit
  • Pokebuck.png1248
Emerald
PRS&E Cooltrainer M.png
Cooltrainer Parker
(CONFUSION ROOM)
  • Spinda (lvl. 26, 470 EXP)
  • Guard Spec.?
  • Pokebuck.png1248
Emerald
PRS&E Cooltrainer F.png
Cooltrainer Alexia
(DEFENSE ROOM)
Emerald
PRS&E Cooltrainer M.png
Cooltrainer George (RECOVERY ROOM)
  • Slakoth (lvl. 26, 462 EXP)
  • 2 Super Potions
  • 1 Sitrus Berry
  • Pokebuck.png1248
Emerald
PRS&E Cooltrainer M.png
Cooltrainer Randall
(SPEED ROOM)
  • Swellow (lvl. 26, 900 EXP)
  • X Speed
  • 1 Hyper Potion
  • Pokebuck.png1248
Emerald
PRS&E Cooltrainer F.png
Cooltrainer Mary
(ACCURACY ROOM)
  • Delcatty (lvl. 26, 768 EXP)
  • X Accuracy
  • Pokebuck.png1248

Afterwards[edit]

After you defeat Norman, he will give you the Balance Badge and TM42 Facade. You will also be able to use HM03 Surf, which can be obtained from Wally's Dad in the first house west of the Gym.

Now you have the ability to Surf, you can return to Mauville City and continue your journey by heading to Route 118. To get back, you could retrace your steps in getting to Petalburg City (via Rustboro City, Rusturf Tunnel, and Verdanturf Town), or head east to Oldale Town before going north to Route 103 and Surfing across the water. This patch of land is just a short walk from the Trick House, just north of Slateport City and right next to the southern entrance to the Cycling Road.