Ah, I see what you mean. I was just saying that since his RBG team had an incomplete moveset for Exeggutor and because of other factors I figured it would be the most difficult battle in-game, and therefore be geared from an almost competitive standpoint. I see where you're coming from on this, though, and I like the idea quite a lot
His team won't be Gen III-geared competitively, remember that I've added some 4th and 5th Gen moves. I want to keep his team very similar to his beta Red/Green/Blue team, since the whole purpose of it is just to "restore" it.
The Dragonite thing was because most people would imagine the Prof as being the grandmaster type deal. I see where you're coming from with his team, and I think that it seems very balanced, and is pretty well what you'd imagine from the Prof. I assume you're going to build the team as if it were built for Gen III competitive? Fire Blast/ExtremeSpeed Arcanine, Dragon Dance Gyarados, etc? And I like the way you're thinking with building the team, so I'm certain you'll do it well. Also, as the Gen I Prof, it is quite understandable that Oak would only have Gen I Pokémon, and seems quite fitting. And I never intended to come off as saying the fight should be mandatory, as that idea is almost scary, because I was imagining something around the high 60s, low 70s. Perhaps tiered like the E4 so that after a certain number of battles he becomes comparable to Red on Mt. Silver in difficulty. I'm really glad you liked my idea, and can't wait to see it happen
Alakazam might be a good idea, since Alakazam is no longer part of Blue's team (replaced by Machamp). Why would I make Oak have a Dragonite? Only Lance can use those lol.
Right now I'm thinking:
I might just leave it at that, since his data in R/G/B/Y only has five Pokemon. I don't want him to use the starters though, since I feel like that might be overkill. I don't want his team too similar to Blue, and Oak using all three "starter substitutes" that Blue uses actually kinda helps with that because Oak would use the Pokemon that you'll only see Blue using if he had a different starter. (for instance, if Blue had Blastoise, then you'll never see him with a Gyarados, but Oak would have a Gyarados regardless).
I want Oak to only use Gen I Pokemon. Even though I'm all "NO NOSTALGIA" and "MODERNIZED!!!" and such, I just feel like Oak should have a team that was possible in the original games.
EDIT: Also let me make this clear that this will be an optional fight, and it will be postgame.
Thanks, man. I was just kind of perusing the hacks section for the first time in like five months and remembered you had DarkViolet. Seeing as how it was a custom-make of Kanto the idea of fighting Oak at the end greatly appealed to me because I always thought it would be neat.
And actually, in the opening scene Oak says the starters had all recently hatched from eggs, so the idea of him having the parents wouldn't be too Farfetch'd (I'm sorry, but I have a love/hate with that pun). And if he had all three starters you could do something like Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Magnezone, Alakazam, and Tauros. That way it keeps with the original theme, and incorporates some mixed types. Magnezone would be good because it emphasizes your expansion on Generation I, and Alakazam is just always a good addition if you ask me lol I'd love to hear your opinion on this because the idea interests me greatly. Just please don't be throwing any Dragonites in the mix, I'm too young to die
About the postgame Oak battle, that's actually a great idea. I'm quite fond of B/W and B2/W2 having super high-leveled postgame Trainer battles (I mean specifically, Cynthia, Morimoto, and N), and I don't really have anything planned like that for DarkViolet, but I may end up including it just because of your post.
Even though he gave all his starters away, I could just have his team without starters. Like, just having Tauros, Exeggutor, Arcanine, and Gyarados.