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
Cilan
(Oshawott as starter)
Trio Badge
Grass type Pokémon
Lillipup
#506
Lillipup
Level 12
Normal
Pansage
#511
Pansage
Level 14
Grass
Chili
Chili
(Snivy as starter)
Trio Badge
Fire type Pokémon
Lillipup
#506
Lillipup
Level 12
Normal
Pansear
#513
Pansear
Level 14
Fire
Cress
Cress
(Tepig as starter)
Trio Badge
Water type Pokémon
Lillipup
#506
Lillipup
Level 12
Normal
Panpour
#515
Panpour
Level 14
Water

Gym #2, Nacrene City

Lenora
Lenora
Basic Badge
Normal type Pokémon
Herdier
#507
Herdier
Level 18
Normal
Watchog
#505
Watchog
Level 20
Normal

Gym #3, Castelia City

Burgh
Burgh
Beetle Badge
Bug type Pokémon
Whirlipede
#544
Whirlipede
Level 21
Bug · Poison
Dwebble
#557
Dwebble
Level 21
Bug · Rock
Leavanny
#542
Leavanny
Level 23
Bug · Grass

Gym #4, Nimbasa City

Elesa
Elesa
Bolt Badge
Electric type Pokémon
Emolga
#587
Emolga
Level 25
Electric · Flying
Emolga
#587
Emolga
Level 25
Electric · Flying
Zebstrika
#523
Zebstrika
Level 27
Electric

Gym #5, Driftveil City

Clay
Clay
Quake Badge
Ground type Pokémon
Krokorok
#552
Krokorok
Level 29
Ground · Dark
Palpitoad
#536
Palpitoad
Level 29
Water · Ground
Excadrill
#530
Excadrill
Level 31
Ground · Steel

Gym #6, Mistralton City

Skyla
Skyla
Jet Badge
Flying type Pokémon
Swoobat
#528
Swoobat
Level 33
Psychic · Flying
Unfezant
#521
Unfezant
Level 33
Normal · Flying
Swanna
#581
Swanna
Level 35
Water · Flying

Gym #7, Icirrus City

Brycen
Brycen
Icicle Badge
Ice type Pokémon
Vanillish
#583
Vanillish
Level 37
Ice
Cryogonal
#615
Cryogonal
Level 37
Ice
Beartic
#614
Beartic
Level 39
Ice

Gym #8, Opelucid City

Drayden
Drayden
(Pokemon Black)
Legend Badge
Dragon type Pokémon
Fraxure
#611
Fraxure
Level 41
Dragon
Druddigon
#621
Druddigon
Level 41
Dragon
Haxorus
#612
Haxorus
Level 43
Dragon
Iris
Iris
(Pokemon White)
Legend Badge
Dragon type Pokémon
Fraxure
#611
Fraxure
Level 41
Dragon
Druddigon
#621
Druddigon
Level 41
Dragon
Haxorus
#612
Haxorus
Level 43
Dragon

Elite Four #1

Shauntal
Shauntal
Ghost type Pokémon
Cofagrigus
#563
Cofagrigus
Level 48
Ghost
Jellicent
#593
Jellicent
Level 48
Water · Ghost
Golurk
#623
Golurk
Level 48
Ground · Ghost
Chandelure
#609
Chandelure
Level 50
Ghost · Fire
Shauntal - rematch
Shauntal - rematch
Ghost type Pokémon
Cofagrigus
#563
Cofagrigus
Level 71
Ghost
Jellicent
#593
Jellicent
Level 71
Water · Ghost
Froslass
#478
Froslass
Level 71
Ice · Ghost
Drifblim
#426
Drifblim
Level 71
Ghost · Flying
Golurk
#623
Golurk
Level 71
Ground · Ghost
Chandelure
#609
Chandelure
Level 73
Ghost · Fire

Elite Four #2

Grimsley
Grimsley
Dark type Pokémon
Scrafty
#560
Scrafty
Level 48
Dark · Fighting
Liepard
#510
Liepard
Level 48
Dark
Krookodile
#553
Krookodile
Level 48
Ground · Dark
Bisharp
#625
Bisharp
Level 50
Dark · Steel
Grimsley - rematch
Grimsley - rematch
Dark type Pokémon
Sharpedo
#319
Sharpedo
Level 71
Water · Dark
Liepard
#510
Liepard
Level 71
Dark
Scrafty
#560
Scrafty
Level 71
Dark · Fighting
Drapion
#452
Drapion
Level 71
Poison · Dark
Krookodile
#553
Krookodile
Level 71
Ground · Dark
Bisharp
#625
Bisharp
Level 73
Dark · Steel

Elite Four #3

Caitlin
Caitlin
Psychic type Pokémon
Reuniclus
#579
Reuniclus
Level 48
Psychic
Musharna
#518
Musharna
Level 48
Psychic
Sigilyph
#561
Sigilyph
Level 48
Psychic · Flying
Gothitelle
#576
Gothitelle
Level 50
Psychic
Caitlin - rematch
Caitlin - rematch
Psychic type Pokémon
Musharna
#518
Musharna
Level 71
Psychic
Sigilyph
#561
Sigilyph
Level 71
Psychic · Flying
Bronzong
#437
Bronzong
Level 71
Steel · Psychic
Reuniclus
#579
Reuniclus
Level 71
Psychic
Gothitelle
#576
Gothitelle
Level 71
Psychic
Metagross
#376
Metagross
Level 73
Steel · Psychic

Elite Four #4

Marshal
Marshal
Fighting type Pokémon
Throh
#538
Throh
Level 48
Fighting
Sawk
#539
Sawk
Level 48
Fighting
Conkeldurr
#534
Conkeldurr
Level 48
Fighting
Mienshao
#620
Mienshao
Level 50
Fighting
Marshal - rematch
Marshal - rematch
Fighting type Pokémon
Breloom
#286
Breloom
Level 71
Grass · Fighting
Throh
#538
Throh
Level 71
Fighting
Sawk
#539
Sawk
Level 71
Fighting
Toxicroak
#454
Toxicroak
Level 71
Poison · Fighting
Mienshao
#620
Mienshao
Level 71
Fighting
Conkeldurr
#534
Conkeldurr
Level 73
Fighting

Champion

Alder - rematch
Alder - rematch
Mixed types
Accelgor
#617
Accelgor
Level 75
Bug
Bouffalant
#626
Bouffalant
Level 75
Normal
Druddigon
#621
Druddigon
Level 75
Dragon
Vanilluxe
#584
Vanilluxe
Level 75
Ice
Escavalier
#589
Escavalier
Level 75
Bug · Steel
Volcarona
#637
Volcarona
Level 77
Bug · Fire

Other trainers

Team Plasma N
Team Plasma N
(Pokemon Black)
Mixed types
Zekrom
#644
Zekrom
Level 52
Dragon · Electric
Carracosta
#565
Carracosta
Level 50
Water · Rock
Vanilluxe
#584
Vanilluxe
Level 50
Ice
Archeops
#567
Archeops
Level 50
Rock · Flying
Zoroark
#571
Zoroark
Level 50
Dark
Klinklang
#601
Klinklang
Level 50
Steel
Team Plasma N
Team Plasma N
(Pokemon White)
Mixed types
Reshiram
#643
Reshiram
Level 52
Dragon · Fire
Carracosta
#565
Carracosta
Level 50
Water · Rock
Vanilluxe
#584
Vanilluxe
Level 50
Ice
Archeops
#567
Archeops
Level 50
Rock · Flying
Zoroark
#571
Zoroark
Level 50
Dark
Klinklang
#601
Klinklang
Level 50
Steel
Team Plasma Ghetsis
Team Plasma Ghetsis
Mixed types
Cofagrigus
#563
Cofagrigus
Level 52
Ghost
Bouffalant
#626
Bouffalant
Level 52
Normal
Seismitoad
#537
Seismitoad
Level 52
Water · Ground
Bisharp
#625
Bisharp
Level 52
Dark · Steel
Eelektross
#604
Eelektross
Level 52
Electric
Hydreigon
#635
Hydreigon
Level 54
Dark · Dragon