Black/White Gym leaders & Elite Four

As usual, in Black & White you battle through eight gyms before taking on the Elite Four, with a few notable differences. We also note the significant trainer battles below.

The first gym features three leaders, each specialising in a different type of Grass, Fire or Water. You only fight one of them, depending on which Pokémon you chose as your starter. In the final gym, you fight one of two trainers depending on which version you have. However, their Pokémon are exactly the same.

When you reach the Elite Four, you can now fight them in any order you wish. The first time you only get to fight the Elite Four, then there is a diversion into some more of the game plot. Later on, you can rematch the Elite Four and take on the Champion.

Gym #1, Striaton City


Cilan
(Oshawott as starter)
Trio Badge
Grass type Pokémon

#506
Lillipup
Level 12
Normal

#511
Pansage
Level 14
Grass

Chili
(Snivy as starter)
Trio Badge
Fire type Pokémon

#506
Lillipup
Level 12
Normal

#513
Pansear
Level 14
Fire

Cress
(Tepig as starter)
Trio Badge
Water type Pokémon

#506
Lillipup
Level 12
Normal

#515
Panpour
Level 14
Water

Gym #2, Nacrene City


Lenora
Basic Badge
Normal type Pokémon

#507
Herdier
Level 18
Normal

#505
Watchog
Level 20
Normal

Gym #3, Castelia City


Burgh
Beetle Badge
Bug type Pokémon

#544
Whirlipede
Level 21
Bug · Poison

#557
Dwebble
Level 21
Bug · Rock

#542
Leavanny
Level 23
Bug · Grass

Gym #4, Nimbasa City


Elesa
Bolt Badge
Electric type Pokémon

#587
Emolga
Level 25
Electric · Flying

#587
Emolga
Level 25
Electric · Flying

#523
Zebstrika
Level 27
Electric

Gym #5, Driftveil City


Clay
Quake Badge
Ground type Pokémon

#552
Krokorok
Level 29
Ground · Dark

#536
Palpitoad
Level 29
Water · Ground

#530
Excadrill
Level 31
Ground · Steel

Gym #6, Mistralton City


Skyla
Jet Badge
Flying type Pokémon

#528
Swoobat
Level 33
Psychic · Flying

#521
Unfezant
Level 33
Normal · Flying

#581
Swanna
Level 35
Water · Flying

Gym #7, Icirrus City


Brycen
Icicle Badge
Ice type Pokémon

#583
Vanillish
Level 37
Ice

#615
Cryogonal
Level 37
Ice

#614
Beartic
Level 39
Ice

Gym #8, Opelucid City


Drayden
(Pokemon Black)
Legend Badge
Dragon type Pokémon

#611
Fraxure
Level 41
Dragon

#621
Druddigon
Level 41
Dragon

#612
Haxorus
Level 43
Dragon

Iris
(Pokemon White)
Legend Badge
Dragon type Pokémon

#611
Fraxure
Level 41
Dragon

#621
Druddigon
Level 41
Dragon

#612
Haxorus
Level 43
Dragon

Elite Four #1


Shauntal
Ghost type Pokémon

#563
Cofagrigus
Level 48
Ghost

#593
Jellicent
Level 48
Water · Ghost

#623
Golurk
Level 48
Ground · Ghost

#609
Chandelure
Level 50
Ghost · Fire

Shauntal - rematch
Ghost type Pokémon

#563
Cofagrigus
Level 71
Ghost

#593
Jellicent
Level 71
Water · Ghost

#478
Froslass
Level 71
Ice · Ghost

#426
Drifblim
Level 71
Ghost · Flying

#623
Golurk
Level 71
Ground · Ghost

#609
Chandelure
Level 73
Ghost · Fire

Elite Four #2


Grimsley
Dark type Pokémon

#560
Scrafty
Level 48
Dark · Fighting

#510
Liepard
Level 48
Dark

#553
Krookodile
Level 48
Ground · Dark

#625
Bisharp
Level 50
Dark · Steel

Grimsley - rematch
Dark type Pokémon

#319
Sharpedo
Level 71
Water · Dark

#510
Liepard
Level 71
Dark

#560
Scrafty
Level 71
Dark · Fighting

#452
Drapion
Level 71
Poison · Dark

#553
Krookodile
Level 71
Ground · Dark

#625
Bisharp
Level 73
Dark · Steel

Elite Four #3


Caitlin
Psychic type Pokémon

#579
Reuniclus
Level 48
Psychic

#518
Musharna
Level 48
Psychic

#561
Sigilyph
Level 48
Psychic · Flying

#576
Gothitelle
Level 50
Psychic

Caitlin - rematch
Psychic type Pokémon

#518
Musharna
Level 71
Psychic

#561
Sigilyph
Level 71
Psychic · Flying

#437
Bronzong
Level 71
Steel · Psychic

#579
Reuniclus
Level 71
Psychic

#576
Gothitelle
Level 71
Psychic

#376
Metagross
Level 73
Steel · Psychic

Elite Four #4


Marshal
Fighting type Pokémon

#538
Throh
Level 48
Fighting

#539
Sawk
Level 48
Fighting

#534
Conkeldurr
Level 48
Fighting

#620
Mienshao
Level 50
Fighting

Marshal - rematch
Fighting type Pokémon

#286
Breloom
Level 71
Grass · Fighting

#538
Throh
Level 71
Fighting

#539
Sawk
Level 71
Fighting

#454
Toxicroak
Level 71
Poison · Fighting

#620
Mienshao
Level 71
Fighting

#534
Conkeldurr
Level 73
Fighting

Champion


Alder - rematch
Mixed types

#617
Accelgor
Level 75
Bug

#626
Bouffalant
Level 75
Normal

#621
Druddigon
Level 75
Dragon

#584
Vanilluxe
Level 75
Ice

#589
Escavalier
Level 75
Bug · Steel

#637
Volcarona
Level 77
Bug · Fire

Other trainers


Team Plasma N
(Pokemon Black)
Mixed types

#644
Zekrom
Level 52
Dragon · Electric

#565
Carracosta
Level 50
Water · Rock

#584
Vanilluxe
Level 50
Ice

#567
Archeops
Level 50
Rock · Flying

#571
Zoroark
Level 50
Dark

#601
Klinklang
Level 50
Steel

Team Plasma N
(Pokemon White)
Mixed types

#643
Reshiram
Level 52
Dragon · Fire

#565
Carracosta
Level 50
Water · Rock

#584
Vanilluxe
Level 50
Ice

#567
Archeops
Level 50
Rock · Flying

#571
Zoroark
Level 50
Dark

#601
Klinklang
Level 50
Steel

Team Plasma Ghetsis
Mixed types

#563
Cofagrigus
Level 52
Ghost

#626
Bouffalant
Level 52
Normal

#537
Seismitoad
Level 52
Water · Ground

#625
Bisharp
Level 52
Dark · Steel

#604
Eelektross
Level 52
Electric

#635
Hydreigon
Level 54
Dark · Dragon