Gym Challenge (Pokemon TCG)

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Cards in set English: 132 | Japanese: 98
Set number English: 7 | Japanese: 6
Release date English: Oct. 16, 2000 | Japanese: June 25, 1999

Gym Challenge (Japanese: Gym Booster 2: Challenge from the Darkness) is the name of the seventh expansion of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. It focuses primarily on some of the Gym Leaders of Kanto.

Gym 2 was based on the remaining four Kanto Gym Leaders; Koga, Sabrina, Blaine, and Giovanni. Gym Challenge was originally planned to be released on October 16 in North America. It was then pushed up to the 7th, then back to the 16th. Many Sears locations ended up releasing it on the 4th.

Two Japanese cards; Imakuni?'s Doduo and _____'s Chansey were not released in the English set. Imakuni is a singer for several Pokémon songs released only in Japan, so the exclusion of Imakuni?'s Doduo was mostly due to prevent confusion from players.

  • The Trainer card Misty's Tears was originally in Gym 1 in Japan, but its English counterpart was not released until Gym Challenge due to a required art change. The Japanese version was deemed unsuitable for younger players as it featured a "nude" Misty.
  • The Trainer card Sabrina's Gaze was changed because of the way she is drawn holding a Master Ball; almost as if she was giving the viewer "the finger".

NameSetNumberTypeCard TypeHPRarity
Blaine’s ArcanineGym Challenge1FireStage 190Rare Holo
Blaine’s CharizardGym Challenge2FireStage 2100Rare Holo
Brock’s NinetalesGym Challenge3FireStage 170Rare Holo
Erika’s VenusaurGym Challenge4GrassStage 290Rare Holo
Giovanni’s GyaradosGym Challenge5WaterStage 190Rare Holo
Giovanni’s MachampGym Challenge6FightingStage 2100Rare Holo
Giovanni’s NidokingGym Challenge7GrassStage 2120Rare Holo
Giovanni’s PersianGym Challenge8ColorlessStage 160Rare Holo
Koga’s BeedrillGym Challenge9GrassStage 280Rare Holo
Koga’s DittoGym Challenge10ColorlessBasic40Rare Holo
Lt. Surge’s RaichuGym Challenge11LightningStage 180Rare Holo
Misty’s GolduckGym Challenge12WaterStage 170Rare Holo
Misty’s GyaradosGym Challenge13WaterStage 1100Rare Holo
Rocket’s MewtwoGym Challenge14PsychicBasic70Rare Holo
Rocket’s ZapdosGym Challenge15LightningBasic70Rare Holo
Sabrina’s AlakazamGym Challenge16PsychicStage 280Rare Holo
BlaineGym Challenge17Trainer0Rare Holo
GiovanniGym Challenge18Trainer0Rare Holo
KogaGym Challenge19Trainer0Rare Holo
SabrinaGym Challenge20Trainer0Rare Holo
Blaine’s NinetalesGym Challenge21FireStage 160Rare
Brock’s DugtrioGym Challenge22FightingStage 160Rare
Giovanni’s NidoqueenGym Challenge23GrassStage 2100Rare
Giovanni’s PinsirGym Challenge24GrassBasic70Rare
Koga’s ArbokGym Challenge25GrassStage 190Rare
Koga’s MukGym Challenge26GrassStage 180Rare
Koga’s PidgeottoGym Challenge27ColorlessStage 160Rare
Lt. Surge’s JolteonGym Challenge28LightningStage 170Rare
Sabrina’s GengarGym Challenge29PsychicStage 290Rare
Sabrina’s GolduckGym Challenge30WaterStage 170Rare
Blaine’s CharmeleonGym Challenge31FireStage 170Uncommon
Blaine’s DodrioGym Challenge32ColorlessStage 170Uncommon
Blaine’s RapidashGym Challenge33FireStage 170Uncommon
Brock’s GravelerGym Challenge34FightingStage 170Uncommon
Brock’s PrimeapeGym Challenge35FightingStage 170Uncommon
Brock’s SandslashGym Challenge36FightingStage 170Uncommon
Brock’s VulpixGym Challenge37FireBasic50Uncommon
Erika’s BellsproutGym Challenge38GrassBasic40Uncommon
Erika’s BulbasaurGym Challenge39GrassBasic50Uncommon
Erika’s ClefairyGym Challenge40ColorlessBasic50Uncommon
Erika’s IvysaurGym Challenge41GrassStage 160Uncommon
Giovanni’s MachokeGym Challenge42FightingStage 180Uncommon
Giovanni’s MeowthGym Challenge43ColorlessBasic40Uncommon
Giovanni’s NidorinaGym Challenge44GrassStage 180Uncommon
Giovanni’s NidorinoGym Challenge45GrassStage 170Uncommon
Koga’s GolbatGym Challenge46GrassStage 160Uncommon
Koga’s KakunaGym Challenge47GrassStage 160Uncommon
Koga’s KoffingGym Challenge48GrassBasic50Uncommon
Koga’s PidgeyGym Challenge49ColorlessBasic40Uncommon
Koga’s WeezingGym Challenge50GrassStage 170Uncommon
Lt. Surge’s EeveeGym Challenge51ColorlessBasic40Uncommon
Lt. Surge’s ElectrodeGym Challenge52LightningStage 170Uncommon
Lt. Surge’s RaticateGym Challenge53ColorlessStage 160Uncommon
Misty’s DewgongGym Challenge54WaterStage 180Uncommon
Sabrina’s HaunterGym Challenge55PsychicStage 170Uncommon
Sabrina’s HypnoGym Challenge56PsychicStage 170Uncommon
Sabrina’s JynxGym Challenge57PsychicBasic60Uncommon
Sabrina’s KadabraGym Challenge58PsychicStage 170Uncommon
Sabrina’s Mr. MimeGym Challenge59PsychicBasic60Uncommon
Blaine’s CharmanderGym Challenge60FireBasic50Common
Blaine’s DoduoGym Challenge61ColorlessBasic50Common
Blaine’s GrowlitheGym Challenge62FireBasic60Common
Blaine’s MankeyGym Challenge63FightingBasic40Common
Blaine’s PonytaGym Challenge64FireBasic50Common
Blaine’s RhyhornGym Challenge65FightingBasic60Common
Blaine’s VulpixGym Challenge66FireBasic50Common
Brock’s DiglettGym Challenge67FightingBasic40Common
Brock’s GeodudeGym Challenge68FightingBasic50Common
Erika’s JigglypuffGym Challenge69ColorlessBasic50Common
Erika’s OddishGym Challenge70GrassBasic40Common
Erika’s ParasGym Challenge71GrassBasic50Common
Giovanni’s MachopGym Challenge72FightingBasic50Common
Giovanni’s MagikarpGym Challenge73WaterBasic30Common
Giovanni’s MeowthGym Challenge74ColorlessBasic50Common
Giovanni’s Nidoran FemaleGym Challenge75GrassBasic50Common
Giovanni’s Nidoran MaleGym Challenge76GrassBasic40Common
Koga’s EkansGym Challenge77GrassBasic50Common
Koga’s GrimerGym Challenge78GrassBasic50Common
Koga’s KoffingGym Challenge79GrassBasic40Common
Koga’s PidgeyGym Challenge80ColorlessBasic50Common
Koga’s TangelaGym Challenge81GrassBasic50Common
Koga’s WeedleGym Challenge82GrassBasic40Common
Koga’s ZubatGym Challenge83GrassBasic40Common
Lt. Surge’s PikachuGym Challenge84LightningBasic40Common
Lt. Surge’s RattataGym Challenge85ColorlessBasic30Common
Lt. Surge’s VoltorbGym Challenge86LightningBasic50Common
Misty’s HorseaGym Challenge87WaterBasic50Common
Misty’s MagikarpGym Challenge88WaterBasic30Common
Misty’s PoliwagGym Challenge89WaterBasic50Common
Misty’s PsyduckGym Challenge90WaterBasic60Common
Misty’s SeelGym Challenge91WaterBasic50Common
Misty’s StaryuGym Challenge92WaterBasic40Common
Sabrina’s AbraGym Challenge93PsychicBasic40Common
Sabrina’s AbraGym Challenge94PsychicBasic50Common
Sabrina’s DrowzeeGym Challenge95PsychicBasic50Common
Sabrina’s GastlyGym Challenge96PsychicBasic30Common
Sabrina’s GastlyGym Challenge97PsychicBasic40Common
Sabrina’s PorygonGym Challenge98ColorlessBasic40Common
Sabrina’s PsyduckGym Challenge99WaterBasic50Common
BlaineGym Challenge100Trainer0Rare
Brock’s ProtectionGym Challenge101Trainer0Rare
Chaos GymGym Challenge102Stadium0Rare
Erika’s KindnessGym Challenge103Trainer0Rare
GiovanniGym Challenge104Trainer0Rare
Giovanni’s Last ResortGym Challenge105Trainer0Rare
KogaGym Challenge106Trainer0Rare
Lt. Surge’s Secret PlanGym Challenge107Trainer0Rare
Misty’s WishGym Challenge108Trainer0Rare
Resistance GymGym Challenge109Stadium0Rare
SabrinaGym Challenge110Trainer0Rare
Blaine’s Quiz #2Gym Challenge111Trainer0Uncommon
Blaine’s Quiz #3Gym Challenge112Trainer0Uncommon
Cinnabar City GymGym Challenge113Stadium0Uncommon
Fuchsia City GymGym Challenge114Stadium0Uncommon
Koga’s Ninja TrickGym Challenge115Trainer0Uncommon
Master BallGym Challenge116Trainer0Uncommon
Max ReviveGym Challenge117Trainer0Uncommon
Misty’s TearsGym Challenge118Trainer0Uncommon
Rocket’s Minefield GymGym Challenge119Stadium0Uncommon
Rocket’s Secret ExperimentGym Challenge120Trainer0Uncommon
Sabrina’s Psychic ControlGym Challenge121Trainer0Uncommon
Saffron City GymGym Challenge122Stadium0Uncommon
Viridian City GymGym Challenge123Stadium0Uncommon
FervorGym Challenge124Trainer0Common
Transparent WallsGym Challenge125Trainer0Common
Warp PointGym Challenge126Trainer0Common
Fighting EnergyGym Challenge127Energy0Energy
Fire EnergyGym Challenge128Energy0Energy
Grass EnergyGym Challenge129Energy0Energy
Lightning EnergyGym Challenge130Energy0Energy
Psychic EnergyGym Challenge131Energy0Energy
Water EnergyGym Challenge132Energy0Energy