The Snowbank Town Gym is located above Snowbank Town, and is the seventh gym in the Tandor Region. Specializing in Dragon and Ice, the gym leader, Vaeryn, is also the keeper of Mega Evolution, even going so far as to use a Mega Ampharos against the player and Theo in a tag team battle.

The Gym

It is said that only a select few trainers who have demonstrated their prowess and resolve in the face of a multitude of challenges are to be granted the gift of Mega Evolution. Therefore, it should come to no surprise that one of the most arduous gyms in the region guards such precious power. However, unlike most other gyms, this one has a twist: it is usually partaken in pairs.

Luckily, when the player walks up to the gym, the player's rival, Theo, is there in a new outfit suitable for the frigid climate. However, even though you are taking the challenge together, the puzzles (or trials) are to be completed alone until both parties reach the gym leader.

The player will enter a cave and are directed to the left path by an acolyte of the Dragon, whereas Theo takes the right. Most of the trials are pretty simple, albeit some require a little ingenuity on the part of the player as a trainer. At the end of each trial is another Acolyte who will test the player with their Pokemon before allowing you into the next trial. The trials must be taken all at the same time, but after completing the fifth trial, the player may warp out of the gym and return without losing any progress.

The trials are as follows:

1st (Trial of Strength): As it sounds, it is a Strength puzzle. Just push the boulders until you are able to get to the other side of the room. https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/170557039884369920/718234482330697818/aeiou.PNG?width=689&height=584

2nd (Trial of Wisdom): A basic cave maze. Navigate around the rocks and reach the other end.

3rd (Trial of Adaptability): This is an ice puzzle, with some rocks to hop across near a waterfall.

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4th (Trial of Faith): This is probably the most difficult (at least for some) trial in this selection. Just like the Vinoville Gym, you have to navigate an invisible path with a device on the side to briefly skim light across the path. One misstep, and you are sent to the beginning of the room.

  • To solve the first puzzle start by going 2 steps north, continue with 3 steps to the east, then go 2 steps north, then go 4 steps west, then go 2 steps north, then go 1 step east , and finish with 2 steps north.
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  • To solve the second puzzle start by going 3 steps to the north, then 2 steps to the east, then 1 step to the south, then 2 steps to the east, then 3 steps to the north, then 6 steps to the west, then 1 step to the south, then 2 steps to the west, then 3 steps to the north, then 4 steps to the east, then finish up by taking 3 steps to the north.

5th (Trial of Truth): There is an open path to the final Acolyte. The Acolyte at the path's end challenges you to a battle where items are forbidden.

Trainers

Trainer Pokémon
Acolyte Trofgar}}
Acolyte Trofgar
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3000
094 Barand Lv.48
No item
155 Fafurr/ Lv.48
No item
019 Terlard/ Lv.50
No item
Acolyte Vanskor}}
Acolyte Vanskor
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3000
153 Frosulo/ Lv.48
No item
111 Coatlith/ Lv.50
No item
185 Voltasu Lv.48
No item
Acolyte Zai}}
Acolyte Zai
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3000
023 Dunseraph/ Lv.50
No item
112 Tracton Lv.50
No item
096 Glavinug Lv.50
No item
Acolyte Havost}}
Acolyte Havost
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3060
136 Glaceon Lv.50
No item
114 Dermafrost Lv.51
No item
182 Terrabbit Lv.49
No item
Acolyte Veritum}}
Acolyte Veritum
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3120
144 Antarki/ Lv.48
No item
023 Dunseraph/ Lv.52
No item
052 Pajay Lv.52
No item


The Gym Leader

Ordained in viking-esque wear and clutching a Mega Staff, Vaeryn stands atop the gym awaiting the player and Theo. Note that even if all your Pokemon faint, Theo can still win the battle for you.

Vaeryn.png
Leader
Vaeryn
Snowbank Town Gym
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png6160
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
Glavinug
Types:
Water Ice
Ability:
Swift Swim or Natural Cure
Held item:
None
Glavinug/ Lv.52
Surf
Water Special
  --  
   
Ice Beam
Ice Special
  --  
   
Protect
Normal Status
  --  
   
Recover
Normal Status
  --  
   
Dunseraph
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Serene Grace
Held item:
None
Dunseraph/ Lv.52
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
  --  
   
Sky Fall
Flying Special
  --  
   
Coil
Poison Status
  --  
   
Outrage
Dragon Physical
  --  
   
Alpico
Types:
Ice Fairy
Ability:
Competitive or Technician
Held item:
None
Alpico/ Lv.53
Ice Beam
Ice Special
  --  
   
Fake Out
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Dazzling Gleam
Fairy Special
  --  
   
Blizzard
Ice Special
  --  
   
Anderind
Types:
Ice Ground
Ability:
Snow Warning or Rivalry
Held item:
None
Anderind/ Lv.53
Acrobatics
Flying Physical
  --  
   
Earthquake
Ground Physical
  --  
   
Avalanche
Ice Physical
  --  
   
Bulk Up
Fighting Status
  --  
   
Fafninter
Types:
Ice Dragon
Ability:
Fur Coat
Held item:
None
Fafninter/ Lv.55
Avalanche
Ice Physical
  --  
   
Dragon Dance
Dragon Status
  --  
   
Dragon Tail
Dragon Physical
  --  
   
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
  --  
   
Mega Ampharos
Types:
Electric Dragon
Ability:
Mold Breaker
Held item:
Bag Ampharosite Sprite.png Ampharosite
Mega Ampharos/ Lv.56
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
  --  
   
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
  --  
   
Agility
Psychic Status
  --  
   
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
  --  
   



Reward

TM Badge
TMDragon.png TM95 (Caustic Breath) Apex Badge.png


For defeating Vaeryn, not only do the player and Theo get the Apex Badge - which allows the player to use the HM move Dive - and TM 95 (Caustic Breath), but they both are granted a Mega Bracelet and a free Mega Stone for one of their Pokémon, which they can choose when the Party opens and it will show if a Pokémon can mega evolve with the word 'Able', similar to when a TM is booted up. If you do not have a Pokemon capable of mega evolution, Vaeryn will temporarily lend you his Mega Ampharos (With Thunder, Thunderbolt, Dragon Pulse, Volt Switch) for the battle against Theo, and you will not be able to receive a mega stone at all even if you return later with a capable Pokemon. All Pokémon are healed to ready them for the upcoming Rival Battle.

Rival Battle

Immediately after receiving the free Mega Stone, Theo challenges the player to a battle. Your chosen Pokemon will be equipped with the new Mega Stone, returning any previous held item to your pack. It will be moved to the front of your party, which will be fully healed. Theo will immediately challenge you to a battle, leading with his Mega Stone-equipped starter. You don't have to actually win this battle, but you will still lose money on being defeated.


Orchynx If the player chose Orchynx:

Theo mature.png
Rival
Theo
Snowbank Town Gym
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png4860
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
Electruxo
Types:
Water Electric
Ability:
Drizzle
Held item:
Bag Electruxolite Sprite.png Electruxolite
Electruxo/ Lv.54
Magnet Rise
Electric Status
  --  
   
Rain Dance
Water Status
  --  
   
Surf
Water Special
  --  
   
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
  --  
   
Paraboom
Types:
Normal Psychic
Ability:
Soundproof or Soundboost
Held item:
None
Paraboom/ Lv.51
Zen Headbutt
Psychic Physical
  --  
   
Nasty Plot
Dark Status
  --  
   
Hyper Voice
Normal Special
  --  
   
Psychic
Psychic Special
  --  
   
Luchabra
Types:
Poison Fighting
Ability:
Poison Point or Poison Touch
Held item:
None
Luchabra/ Lv.52
Beat Up
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Close Combat
Fighting Physical
  --  
   
Seismic Toss
Fighting Physical
  --  
   
Toxic
Poison Status
  --  
   
Chimaconda
Types:
Fire Poison
Ability:
Petrify
Held item:
None
Chimaconda/ Lv.52
Sludge Bomb
Poison Special
  --  
   
Flamethrower
Fire Special
  --  
   
Crunch
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Toxic
Poison Status
  --  
   
Gararewl
Type:
Steel Unknown
Ability:
Sturdy
Held item:
None
Gararewl/ Lv.50
Head Smash
Rock Physical
  --  
   
Iron Head
Steel Physical
  --  
   
Metal Whip
Steel Physical
  --  
   
Metal Sound
Steel Status
  --  
   
Nucleon
Type:
Nuclear Unknown
Ability:
Atomizate
Held item:
None
Nucleon/ Lv.52
Mirror Coat
Psychic Special
  --  
   
Last Resort
Nuclear Physical
  --  
   
Hyper Voice
Nuclear Special
  --  
   
Conversion 2
Normal Status
  --  
   



Raptorch If the player chose Raptorch:

Theo mature.png
Rival
Theo
Snowbank Town Gym
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png5140
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
Metalynx
Types:
Grass Steel
Ability:
Battle Armor
Held item:
Bag Metalynxite Sprite.png Metalynxite
Metalynx Lv.54
Iron Defense
Steel Status
  --  
   
Swords Dance
Normal Status
  --  
   
Leaf Blade
Grass Physical
  --  
   
Iron Tail
Steel Physical
  --  
   
Herolune
Types:
Ground Fighting
Ability:
Guts
Held item:
None
Herolune Lv.52
Roar
Normal Status
  --  
   
Bone Rush
Ground Physical
  --  
   
Drain Punch
Fighting Physical
  --  
   
Take Down
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Splendifowl
Types:
Normal Flying
Ability:
Big Pecks
Held item:
None
Splendifowl Lv.50
Sing
Normal Status
  --  
   
Safeguard
Normal Status
  --  
   
Air Slash
Flying Special
  --  
   
Zen Headbutt
Psychic Physical
  --  
   
Miasmedic
Types:
Fairy Poison
Ability:
Healer
Held item:
None
Miasmedic Lv.51
Moonblast
Fairy Special
  --  
   
Sludge Bomb
Poison Special
  --  
   
Psychic
Psychic Special
  --  
   
Calm Mind
Psychic Status
  --  
   
Escartress
Types:
Ground Water
Ability:
Sand Veil
Held item:
None
Escartress Lv.52
Surf
Water Special
  --  
   
Ice Beam
Ice Special
  --  
   
Muddy Water
Water Special
  --  
   
Hydro Pump
Water Special
  --  
   
Nucleon
Type:
Nuclear Unknown
Ability:
Atomizate
Held item:
None
Nucleon Lv.52
Last Resort
Nuclear Physical
  --  
   
Hyper Voice
Nuclear Special
  --  
   
Mirror Coat
Psychic Special
  --  
   
Conversion 2
Nuclear Status
  --  
   



EletuxIf the player chose Eletux:

Theo mature.png
Rival
Theo
Snowbank Town Gym
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png4860
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
Archilles
Types:
Fire Ground
Ability:
Drought
Held item:
Bag Archillesite Sprite.png Archillesite
Archilles Lv.54
Earthquake
Ground Physical
  --  
   
Flame Impact
Fire Physical
  --  
   
Flamethrower
Fire Special
  --  
   
Extreme Speed
Normal Physical
  --  
   
Nimflora
Types:
Bug Fairy
Ability:
Swarm or Natural Cure
Held item:
None
Nimflora/ Lv.50
X-Scissor
Bug Physical
  --  
   
Moonlight
Fairy Special
  --  
   
U-Turn
Bug Physical
  --  
   
Play Rough
Fairy Physical
  --  
   
Vilucard
Types:
Dark Poison
Ability:
Blood Lust
Held item:
None
Vilucard/ Lv.51
Leech Life
Bug Physical
  --  
   
Poison Sting
Poison Physical
  --  
   
Drain Life
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Giga Drain
Grass Special
  --  
   
Coatlith
Types:
Grass Dragon
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
None
Coatlith/ Lv.52
Feather Dance
Flying Status
  --  
   
Giga Drain
Grass Special
  --  
   
Dragon Claw
Dragon Physical
  --  
   
Nasty Plot
Dark Status
  --  
   
Chainite
Types:
Ghost Dark
Ability:
Cursed Body
Held item:
None
Chainite Lv.52
Grudge
Ghost Status
  --  
   
Memento
Dark Status
  --  
   
Night Slash
Dark Physical
  --  
   
Phantom Force
Ghost Physical
  --  
   
Nucleon
Type:
Nuclear Unknown
Ability:
Atomizate
Held item:
None
Nucleon Lv.52
Mirror Coat
Psychic Special
  --  
   
Conversion 2
Nuclear Status
  --  
   
Last Resort
Nuclear Physical
  --  
   
Hyper Voice
Nuclear Special
  --  
   



Trivia

  • Vaeryn's Anderind uses Acrobatics, a move that it normally cannot learn by any means.

Even though you're told you have to refight the trials when you leave, the portal created in the Gym Leader Lobby is the only way to get back without going through the trials again.

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