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Pinkie-Dawn April 2nd, 2013 11:58 AM

Signature Pokemon
Signature Pokemon are always the highest leveled Pokemon on a key important character's team. That said, some of their teams, even six-party teams from the PWT, rub me the wrong way. I feel that a Gym Leader/Elite 4 member's signature Pokemon should be exclusive to said gym leader/Elite 4 member to encourage type diversities. For example: Agatha should be the only Ghost specialist to have a Gengar on her team, for it's her signature Pokemon. However, because Ghosts have the least common Pokemon in the series, she and the other Ghost specialists (Morty, Phoebe, Fantina, and Shauntel) are forced to share each other's signature Pokemon as fillers for more Ghost types to be included in future gens.Signature Pokemon aren't only limited to Gym leaders and Elite 4 members, but they also include villains and champions. Here is the current list of signature Pokemon per Gym Leader (some are changed if their sig Pokemon have cross-gen evolutions or to best suit them region wise and/or appearance wise):

Red: Charizard
Blue: Arcanine
Brock: Golem
Misty: Starmie
Lt. Surge: Raichu
Erika: Bellossom
Janine: Weezing
Sabrina: Alakazam
Blaine: Rapidash
Giovanni: Rhyperior
Lorelei: Lapras
Bruno: Machamp
Agatha: Gengar
Lance: Dragonite
Falkner: Noctowl
Bugsy: Scizor
Whitney: Miltank
Morty: Mismagius
Chuck: Hitmotop
Jazz: Steelix
Pyrce: Mamoswine
Claire: Kingdra
Will: Espeon
Koga: Crobat
Karen: Tyranitar
Roxanne: Probopass
Brawley: Hariyama
Wattson: Manetric
Flannery: Torkoal
Norman: Slaking
Winnona: Altaria
Tate & Liza: Solrock and Lunatone
Juan: Crawdaunt
Wally: Gardevoir
Archie: Sharpedo
Maxie: Camerupt
Sydney: Absol
Phoebe: Dusknoir
Glacia: Froslass
Drake: Salamence
Steven: Metagross
Wallace: Milotic
Roark: Rampardos
Gardenia: Roserade
Maylene: Lucario
Crasher Wake: Floatzel
Fantina: Drifblim
Byron: Bastiodon
Candice: Abomasnow
Volkner: Electivire
Cyrus: Honchkrow
Aaron: Drapion
Bertha: Hippowdon
Flint: Magmortar
Lucian: Bronzong
Cynthia: Garchomp
Cilan: Simisage
Chili: Simisear
Cress: Simipour
Lenora: Watchog
Burgh: Leavanny
Elesa: Zebstrika
Clay: Excadrill
Skyla: Swanna
Brycen: Beartic
Drayden/Iris: Haxorus
Cheren: Cincinno
Roxie: Scolipede
Marlon: Jellicent
Bianca: Mushrana
N: Reshiram/Zekrom
Ghetsis: Hydreigon
Colress: Beheeyem
Shauntel: Chandelure
Grimsley: Bisharp
Caitlin: Gothitelle
Marshel: Conkeldurr
Alder: Volcarona

Do you guys agree that signature Pokemon should stay exclusive to key-important NPCs?

lacoste April 2nd, 2013 11:13 PM

I don't know if I agree with 'Red: Charizard'.

After all, if you consider the manga canon, he is associated with Venusaur whereas it is actually Blue (guy) who owns Charizard.

LittleCubone April 3rd, 2013 5:03 AM

I do agree with that. It would be a great way to help identify characters for people that didn't know what was going on. I'm one of those people

Pinkie-Dawn April 3rd, 2013 7:06 AM


Originally Posted by lacoste (Post 7606488)
I don't know if I agree with 'Red: Charizard'.

After all, if you consider the manga canon, he is associated with Venusaur whereas it is actually Blue (guy) who owns Charizard.

I was referring to their game counterparts, not their manga counterparts. Red used Charizard rather than Pikachu in the PWT, and Arcanine was Blue's highest leveled Pokemon.

Sabrewulf238 April 3rd, 2013 10:41 AM

Personally I think the idea of a signature pokemon is silly. It's more natural for pokemon to be found on multiple characters teams. There can still be plenty variety without forcing a pokemon to be unique to a particular character.

It's like having a worldwide law that nobody except Agatha can use a Gengar, it's ridiculous. It also goes against the reality of the pokemon world where anybody can catch and train a particular pokemon (as long as they can find it's habitat)

jfuze174 April 4th, 2013 8:35 PM

Red signature would be pikachu just because Charizard is a starter which means many trainers have it and you can't have only one trainer in the world with a charizard but yea I don't mind gym leaders sharing a similar pokemon if that's the type they like to train what I'm against is trainers with the same pokemon or with the same pokemon family if im battling a gengar I don't want to see a haunter too

27thColt April 5th, 2013 5:14 PM

Well,I do agree that they should stay exclusive to their trainers but only to a certain extent.It should only go as far as signature moves/abilities as well as certain strategies with that particular pokemon.It shouldn't go too ar or else,it wouldn't be fun having 1 NPC have a specific pokemon.

Vexer April 7th, 2013 12:19 AM

Red = Charizard? :O Too damn Mainstream..

Gligar April 7th, 2013 3:27 AM

Somes places are out of order, but it seems okay...

Pinkie-Dawn April 11th, 2013 3:25 PM


Originally Posted by mimimahboul (Post 7613511)
Somes places are out of order, but it seems okay...

Because I wanted to make sure that none of the key important characters' signature Pokemon is either a pre-evo/full evolved form of a Pokemon from the same line, hence why I changed Red and Brock's sig Pokemon because of Lt. Surge's Raichu and Jazz's Steelix.

Pacifist April 12th, 2013 1:12 PM

I agree its a really cool idea and would really make the game better

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