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lacella November 26th, 2011 12:00 PM

How Would You Run Your Gym?
if you were a gym leader, what type would you represent? which pokemon would you use? what would your gym look like (special features)? what kind of gym trainers would you pick, and would there be a lot of them?

for me - as much as i love psychic pokemon, i think fire would be the most fun to actually play with (pyromaniac much??? xD). i'd use victini, vulpix, ninetales, and arcanine. i actually think i'd have all females for my trainers (girl power, hehe :3), and just limit it to two or three of them.

as for my gym -- something simple but elegant, white marble and colonnades, so all that fire would stand out a lot more! but i'd also have the lighting be via fire - the chandeliers, wall lamps, etc.

i don't really have the patience to subject my opponents to a journey or puzzle before fighting me, so the path would be pretty straightforward.

your turn!

Black Bolt November 26th, 2011 5:49 PM

i would be a fighting type gym leader
there would some cliffs like about 5 of them
you have to battle the trainers around the place to make bridges across the cliffs
you can fall from the clif by going to it and you'd goto a new area of the gym
but if you fall, your pokemon takes massive damage (not too massive though)
there are 3 floors
the 3rd floor is flat and has a cave with me at the end
if you get to the end of each cliff area, you get teleported to the next cliff area
you also get one of your pokemon's hp restored
and you can't go back to the entrance just to make it exciting
until you beat the gym leader

there would be around 1 or 2 trainers in each cliff and mostly contains black belts and some ace trainers and rangers

i would machoke, lucario and blaziken
rematch- machamp, Lucario, Blaziken, Breloom, terrakion and gallade

i would be the 7th or 8th gym leader in the region

Kroso November 26th, 2011 7:07 PM

I would be a timed hot head fire gym leader with a boiling room,in which is order to achieve me you have to go through you have to find one of the boiler room and simply shut off the steam,there would be a underground cave with a beautiful waterfall which shows steam coming out,my levels in the boiling room would be like 5 floors containing waiters willing to server herb tea if you defeat them.
My team as the first match would be composed of a Typlohion,Blazikan,and a inferape.

Hikamaru November 26th, 2011 7:17 PM

I'd like to be a Psychic-type Gym Leader and have the puzzle involve answering questions about Pokemon and battling a Trainer if the challenger gets it wrong.

My team would consist of some of my fave Psychics - Gothitelle, Elgyem and Gardevoir

Tails05 November 26th, 2011 7:37 PM

I would be a Grass Type Leader with a team of Shaymin Sky, Roserade, Leafeon, and Snivy. Maybe Celebi too but that might put it about over the bar with Legends. xD

I would have an outdoor Gym with beautiful gardens and fountains and stuff. :P I might have a maze or something with rivers + lily pads as a challenge. I would have child trainers and Aroma Ladies ;D

NidoJosh November 26th, 2011 8:54 PM

I think this would be a good idea prior to Gen V

I'd be a Poison Type Gym Leader.
My team would consist of:
- My shiny Nidoking
- Drapion
- Gengar
- Roserade

I'd like my gym to push the trainer to the limit.
They would have no way to exit the gym and all pokemon would be poisoned
They would have to finish the maze under these circumstances which tests if they can keep level headed and not panic under any circumstances.
They also have to be intelligent to not waste steps because their pokemon are nearing their end.
Upon finishing the puzzle they will get to heal their pokemon and fight on even grounds.

PlatinumDude November 26th, 2011 10:43 PM

I'd be a trainer who specializes in different types of Pokemon, similar to Blue from G/S/C/HG/SS. My gym puzzle would be similar to Norman's (in a maze of rooms), but the trainers will have varying Pokemon. My Pokemon would be:
-Gallade (ace Pokemon)

Keiran November 27th, 2011 12:43 AM

I would definitely be a Steel-type gym leader. My Gym would be part of a museum much like Lenoras.

My team would be:


One from each generation, and then my vintage would be Cobalion. :3

miltankRancher November 27th, 2011 12:57 AM

@I think I had Nidojosh's idea during the past thread. Utilizing Venoshock of course.

we had so many of this threads in the past. :) it brought out people's creativity.

well, I changed my gym in my mind at least.


No. of Trainers: 5-6 I guess
nth badge. what is n?: I guess 6th or 7th.

yes. It would be a jigsaw puzzle where the trainers are required to push the correct pieces of block to the correct place. If they placed a piece on the correct one, a trainer will appear. The player will need to defeat everybody before they can challenge me.


<some new signature Pokemon> or Snorlax

that's it I guess.

miju-kun November 27th, 2011 3:27 AM

I would be a Psychic type gym leader.

Type: Psychic
Gym Puzzle: When you enter, it will show a straight path and there will be a door which will lead you to a zero-gravity place. You cannot control your trainer.(example; pressing the A button, in the gym, it will activate as the right). You can control yourself again if you land on a blue space.
Gym no.: 8
Pokémon: Gardevoir, Alakazam, Metagross, Espeon, Beheeyem, Reuniclus.


Palcks November 27th, 2011 6:46 AM

I would rather enjoy being a dual Grass- and Bug-type Gym Leader. I feel like both of those types go well together, and present an equal challenge to trainers. Each have their own advantages, but the common weakness of Fire is something a lot of people could easily utilize.

I'm not a huge fan on Gym challenges, so I would probably keep it simple, but not too easy. Like a large forest maze, with me at the end. Since most of my favorite Pokémon are either Grass- or Bug-types, I can use my favorites in battle and just enjoy everything. It would be rather fun.

Holidaze November 27th, 2011 6:55 AM

I'd be a normal type gym leader. Probably number 4 of the league
My team would be Smeargle,Kecleon and the Porygon line.
The challenge would be COLOR DASH!
For this,trainers get a random color list chosen, each type before proceeding to the next room.
If the first Pokemon is of the chosen type first color, they fight not trainers, if the second,they fight one,the third 2,and the rest, 3.
With 3 rooms, they'll face me in the end. ^_^

Elite Overlord LeSabre™ November 27th, 2011 9:55 AM

I'm going for a mized-type Gym, as I don't like the vulnerability of training one type.

My gym would be elegant in design, with columns, granite/marble floors, lots of dark wood furniture, and the like. Jazzy piano music would be playing in the background and I'd have a statue of the legendary trainer Leaf gracing the entrance. I'd pose some sort of intellectual challenge, like a quiz. Subject of the quiz to be determined, but probably some of my own oddball interests like Quality Inns or large American luxury cars of the 1970's and 1980's... And you must face trainers if you get the quiz wrong, similar to Blaine's Gym.

Persian, Jolteon, Metagross, Walrein, Weezing, Flygon.

Gym #8.

I'd probably have all girl trainers in the gym under me ;) Mostly Ladies, Parasol Ladies, School Kids, and Picnickers.

A Pixy November 27th, 2011 10:01 AM

The player would have to go through the gym and find three keys. The paths to the keys are heavily guarded with trainers. Also, if the player stays there too long, then their Pokémon get the status ailment FREEZE. The only way to stop that is to go to certain places that are warm. However, once they get there they HAVE to fight a trainer. If the trainer leaves or blacks out, the keys and trainers reset.

lacella November 27th, 2011 11:44 AM


Originally Posted by miltankRancher (Post 6944214)
@I think I had Nidojosh's idea during the past thread. Utilizing Venoshock of course.

we had so many of this threads in the past. :) it brought out people's creativity.

oh! sorry for the accidental repost then. i searched for "if you were a gym leader" threads on the forum but didn't find anything like this, so thought i was in the green zone. my bad. :X

Oryx November 27th, 2011 11:47 AM


Originally Posted by lacella (Post 6944813)
oh! sorry for the accidental repost then. i searched for "if you were a gym leader" threads on the forum but didn't find anything like this, so thought i was in the green zone. my bad. :X

No, no, you're fine. None of those threads are within the one-month limit. (: I think he was just commenting on liking these types of threads when they come up.

lacella November 27th, 2011 12:06 PM


Originally Posted by Toujours (Post 6944821)

No, no, you're fine. None of those threads are within the one-month limit. (: I think he was just commenting on liking these types of threads when they come up.

oh, yay! xD thanks toujours n__n and thanks miltank!

the replies are really interesting, btw, they're fun to read through!! (: i'm still holding out for an ultimate pokemon mmorpg where you can eventually open up your own gym <3___<3

BBA_Beyblader_321 November 27th, 2011 3:32 PM

Well~ Ilike all sors of pokemon... but if I had to pick a type, i'd go with A flying or fighting typed place~ I don't trust myself with fire.. -w-

the place would have a simple, old ton kinda of feel. No puzzles. I want it to be straight forward
I'd use:
Crobat, Skarmory, Tropius, and Wargle~

Killjoy November 27th, 2011 5:18 PM

I would be the Dragon gym, located in a big fancy underwater facility with big windows looking out onto the sea floor with all the fish and sponges and such. I guess it could be like a underwater hotel or resort or something.

Basically you'd just have to fight your way through a number of chambers through 5 or 6 Ace Trainers until you get to my big domed central area with a number balconies for the guest to view the match.

My team: Haxorus, Kingdra, Flygon, and my shiny Arcanine with Dragon moves.

If you win you get a free room in the hotel, and room service, and a sub will take you back up to the surface the next morning. LOL :D

NidoJosh November 27th, 2011 6:57 PM


Originally Posted by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ (Post 6944680)
I'm going for a mixed-type Gym, as I don't like the vulnerability of training one type.

I think that's sort of the point to give the challengers some chance by having advantages over the gym leader.
Or else pretty much all gym leaders would have somewhat mixed teams.

Beaute November 27th, 2011 7:44 PM

I would love to be a grass type gym leader!
My team would consist of:

I would love if my gym was an indoor garden, with a lot of flowers, streams, lily pools, shrubbery mazes! Also, it would have a pleasant scent and other pokemon of the gym would roam about.

The trainers classes would be Aroma Lady & Beauty
Lastly, I'd want the stage to be in the shape of a flower, and a majestic chair for me to sit on ^^

Pokemon Trainer Touko November 28th, 2011 1:06 AM

I'd be a flying type gym leader and my gym would be full of floating clouds. o3o;
And my team would be Altaria, Braviary, Swanna, Mandibuzz, Erufuun (It can use Hurricane kay?) and Volcarona (IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S FLYING KAY?!) yup yup :3

이큐리 November 28th, 2011 2:17 PM

I would definitely be a Water-type gym leader.

My gym would be a giant water park with all kinds of wild water slides and rides.
You would have to get through it like a maze until you reached the center. Fun rides before a fun battle? :D

The Pokemon that I would use would be Vaporeon, Lapras, Gyarados, Starmie, and Jellicent. :3

Sentinel 677 November 29th, 2011 10:02 AM

I'd like to have a mixed type gym, but that would be horribly unbalanced so I think I might go with Ice to add some variety.
Gym layout- Ice plains, very little in the way of scenery, Maybe pillars made out of white marble (ice doesn't seem like a good idea for this), Once you make it through the first section you would enter into a second, slightly smaller room, this would be were I would be waiting for somebody to make it through to me (there would be ice stalagmite/stalagtites coming from the floor forcing people to fight gym trainers before they reach me). My chamber itself would be simple, with snow (artificial I guess) swirling around, an Ice sculpture of me with an epic cape in one side of the room and on the other side there would be a pool of water.

I would use Dewgong, Glaceon, Articuno (come on, legendarys have been appearing in the animie in the hands of young trainers, surely a gym leader could get one if they can) , Beartic, Walrein and Mamoswine.

Otherwise, I'd have an electric gym-

It would be set out like pewter gym was, except there would be steel pillars and a metal floor, and would have more trainers. Instead of boulders scattered around there would be power coils running along both sides of the room with two generators running at the back. Also there would be electric cables running along the ceiling.
I would use: Raichu, Magneton, Zebstrika, Zapdos (see Articuno note) , Galvantula and Luxray

feralig8rx December 2nd, 2011 11:28 PM

I would do a double battle style gym with free-for-all pokemon. I would probably just include some of my favorite Pokemon and make it a 4v4 match. My gym would have my own announcer and it would probably just be a huge open arena, with a white color scheme. ^.^

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