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Its Mars
September 12th, 2012, 6:46 PM
What is everyone's favorite Gym Leader? Over all the generations?(In games, in Manga and in the show).

Mine is Probably Giovanni, mainly because of Pokemon Adventures.

September 12th, 2012, 7:16 PM
I like Morty. Ghosts are cool and so are scarves!! And I also like Jasmine. She was my favorite as a kid. And umm...Elesa is p cool too. I'm not too crazy about any gym leaders though, haha. Just Morty!!

September 13th, 2012, 12:12 PM
There are many I like equally but if I had to chose a favorite out of them all it would have to be Winona.

Xander Olivieri
September 13th, 2012, 12:14 PM

He's really freakin sexy and uses Dragons~

September 13th, 2012, 12:24 PM
My overall favourite is probably Misty, closely followed by Flannery or Sabrina.

I loved Misty in GSC especially, and in the anime and manga. Flannery looks awesome and I loved her character in the anime. Sabrina's personality in the anime was really cool. I also love psychic-types and her new style in HGSS.

My favourite out of the guys is Brawly. I just think he has the coolest personality and fighting-types are awesome.

September 13th, 2012, 12:25 PM
I like Roxie because she plays rock music in addition to being a gym leader. Brock, Misty, Iris and Cilan are close because they traveled with Ash in the anime.

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
September 17th, 2012, 11:05 PM
Giovanni because he's a freaking crime lord which automatically makes him awesome.

Jasmine comes in second cause mainly because I find her very attractive.

September 19th, 2012, 7:03 AM
My favourite gym leader depends on my mood. I love them all.
Today I'm gonna answer Falkner. He's cute, a flying-type user, and in the manga his character's pretty interesting (he's a cop *v*).

September 19th, 2012, 7:36 AM
No one choose Erika? She's my favorite Gym Leader in games. IMO, she is the most beautifull and elegant women in all of the gym leaders I ever saw. Erika used Kimonos. Thats why I loved her very much. On my eyes... if women dressed with kimonos, they will looking more elegant than their usual body.*-*

September 19th, 2012, 8:23 AM
My favourite is Maylene. Largely because of Lucario but also because of how... human her character seems in the anime if you understand what I mean.

September 19th, 2012, 10:13 AM
How about Green a former champion got my vote

September 19th, 2012, 11:27 AM
I'm gonna go with Morty because he uses my favorite types and my favorite pokemon!

Mr Cat Dog
September 19th, 2012, 11:37 AM
I like really challenging gym Leaders, and none posed a greater challenge to me than Blue. Mainly because of the balance in his team, but also because of his really high levelled critters in comparison to other Gym Leaders. It was a great sort-of-end to a great game in GSC/HGSS to battle him.

September 19th, 2012, 1:17 PM
Even though she's a bit pathetic, gotta be Flannery; she's a fire girl!

September 19th, 2012, 1:27 PM
Kanto: Janine
Johto: Morty
Hoenn: Flannery
Unova: Lenora

I don't really have one for Sinnoh...it's the region I've played the least of and I don't really remember any of the gym leaders. :/

September 19th, 2012, 2:42 PM
Even though hes not really a gym leader, Steven was my favorite. A friggin rock collector!

Blue Emerald
September 21st, 2012, 1:18 PM
Lt. Surge, definitely. How many other gym leaders do you know who wear military gear? This dude's serious about his job! And he trains Electric-types, which are one of my favorite Pokemon types.

Plus, even his name is cool! The only other gym leader with a name that cool is Crasher Wake, who is also pretty awesome, but he comes in second. =P

September 21st, 2012, 8:59 PM
Blue would definitely be my favorite Gym leader. I really liked the change of having a Gym Leader with no particular type, and the fact that he was your rival from a past game makes it even more exciting.

While I wasn't really a fan of Sinnoh, Gardenia is another of my favorite Gym Leaders, if only for the fact that I thought it would be an easy victory against a Grass type leader, but she caught me off guard and nearly defeated me.

September 21st, 2012, 9:43 PM
I don't really care for Gym leaders either but if I had to choose one then I would go with Claire.

September 21st, 2012, 10:25 PM
A tie with Erika and Elesa. Erika would be the most amazing because she is very sweet and gentle, especially in the Anime. <3 Plus, she's a grass-type leader and like me, I adore grass-types. :D

I LOVE Elesa because of her new BW2 look. I was meh regarding her old look, but now I really, really love her giant coat and her long black hair. It's a drastic improvement.

Why I like both, is because they're hard to beat...and both use some wickedly amazing Pokemon. :3

September 22nd, 2012, 4:35 AM
Erika or Sabrina. Erika is really nice and mild-mannered, and the idea of her gym being girls only was always interesting to me.
As for Sabrina, she's just cool, and I love psychic (also her arc in the anime was creepy lol).

September 22nd, 2012, 4:59 AM
I like Morty. He's design is something I would like to dress as.

September 22nd, 2012, 5:19 AM
Drayden,He looks freakin awesome,Elesa is kinda cool too.Even for my hatred on girls....
But I think Blue is my favorite out of all the others.
He's cool in the manga,anime and the games.

September 22nd, 2012, 7:55 PM
My favorites are Volkner and Jasmine.

September 22nd, 2012, 8:03 PM
Elesa for me, cos I love her design.


Roxie, Marlon, Iris and Cheren for a close second cos I love most 5th Gen Gym Leaders.

September 23rd, 2012, 12:15 PM
Blaine hands down - he uses fire types and I love his riddles :D

I also like Winona, Brycen and Maylene :)

Rainbow Arcanine
September 25th, 2012, 2:46 AM
I love good old Watson from R/S/E. He had a cheerful personality and shows you can't be too old for a Pokemon battle. He was actually the first challenge I've had against a gym leader for a while. He also trains the shocking Electric types, my favourite type after fire :3.

And I adore the gifts he gives out. For example,after you get surf and you do this tiring task in New Mauville you get the powerful Thunderbolt xD.

Other than him, I love Jasmine how she attempts to heal ill Pokemon and comfort them like shown in the Lighthouse. She is a beautiful young lady who really knows how to express herself xD.

September 25th, 2012, 6:32 AM
I like Flannery, Blaine and Volkner the most. The first two beacuse of being good fire type trainers and the later because of the anime, where he made a lighthouse and saved it from stealed by Team Rocket.

October 14th, 2012, 6:27 PM
Whitney. She's cute and hot at the same time. <3

October 15th, 2012, 11:02 AM
I like Watson because I thought he was pretty funny. I also like Skyla and Crasher Wake.

October 15th, 2012, 4:29 PM
I have always been partial to Falkner and Lt.Surge.

Yellow Silver Nostalgia
October 15th, 2012, 6:25 PM
Any of the Kanto Gym Leaders. Impossible to pick a favourite.

October 15th, 2012, 9:10 PM
I guess Watson, cause he was cheerful and because he was in Mauville's gym. My fav city in the games. I also like Misty, because of the anime.

October 15th, 2012, 9:24 PM
Jasmine. She's cute, she's innocent, she's sweet, she's loyal, she's caring, she's tough, she's kinda shy...

Yeah, I'd say she's my type.

October 15th, 2012, 9:29 PM
My favorite gym leader, I guess for me it'd have to be either Roxie or Skyla~

October 17th, 2012, 9:26 AM
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

Claire, plain and simple. Especially since, after winning - you can get a free Dratini!

Love is the Law, Love under Will.

October 17th, 2012, 11:54 AM
Falkner is pretty awesome, he's got swag. I'd like Marlon more if he didn't talk like a teenager hahaha. And Jasmine is pretty cool, she takes care of sick Pokemon, well maybe just Ampharos, and doesn't really say much, which is fine by me.

October 18th, 2012, 7:04 AM
Blaine hands down - he uses fire types and I love his riddles :D

I also like Winona, Brycen and Maylene :)
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

Oh gawd, the Blaine riddles! I forgot all about that!

Love is the Law, Love under Will.

October 22nd, 2012, 5:21 PM
Blaine. He's so badass. Also, fire types are my favorite so yeah.

I also love Falkner, I wish he were later in the game though so he would have higher level flying types.

True Honey
November 3rd, 2012, 8:36 PM
For me it would be a 4-way tie as it is so hard to choose my single favorite gym leader.
The list would include: Misty, Jasmine, Candice, and Elesa

November 4th, 2012, 11:55 PM
Probably Morty. Ghosts and has a really nice gym in HGSS (though my favorite gym design of all is Burgh's in B2W2.)

November 5th, 2012, 2:05 PM
Bugsy, though I used to prefer Falkner. Tate and Liza are awesome, too, and I found myself really liking Burgh lately. None of the Kanto or Sinnoh leaders really stick out to me, unless maybe Sabrina and Volkner.

(though my favorite gym design of all is Burgh's in B2W2.)
Seconded! That gym is so beautiful, I just didn't want to leave Burgh's "room". And that music, it broke everything I expected.

Captain Gizmo
November 5th, 2012, 2:18 PM
Sabrina, she's really nice when she's not into all that psychic shenanigans :)

November 10th, 2012, 11:38 AM
Jasmine, I love steel types.

November 13th, 2012, 5:51 AM
Bugsy, you know the bug type gym leader. My gosh! I only put the two together now. BUGsy the BUG type gym leader!

The Grubby Pup
November 15th, 2012, 11:40 PM
I hate to say this, but it's Whitney. I like how challenging she can be when fighting against her. After her, it's Erica, cuz she's cute and train Grass Type and finally in 3rd place, mah favorite is Cheren. I dunno, I just do. I like how he moves before you battle him.

December 10th, 2012, 12:09 PM
CRASHER WAKE! or Marlon Dude!

Sarah Morgan
December 10th, 2012, 12:15 PM
Claire. She's by far one of the most powerful gym leaders in the game. Her pokemon scheme make it hard to beat

December 10th, 2012, 1:03 PM
I really find Blaine's design to be quite appealing. I like other gym leaders too but Blaine wins :P

Sassy Milkshake
December 10th, 2012, 3:28 PM
Erika. Love grass types so that's a give in. Gardenia has a cool poncho, but she's not as awesome as Erika.

December 10th, 2012, 3:58 PM
For me it's Grimsley (mainly because he looks awesome in the Pokémon Adventures manga), Elesa, Skyla, N<3<3 (dunno if he counts LOL:pink_tongue:), and Iris (even though I didn't fight her, I just generally think she's cool!).

December 10th, 2012, 9:37 PM
I would have to say Misty,Jasmin,Winona,Volkner,Skyla,Cheren and Brycen.

Skyla is by far my favorite out of all of those though. I like the other mainly because of the anime. I like Cheren just because and I like Brycen because he is an Ice Ninja and I love ninjas and ice types. I like Volkner because he is just awesome to me.

December 11th, 2012, 4:27 PM
Female + Fire Types = Epic Win which is why I'm sure Flannery will always be my favorite gym leader.

December 11th, 2012, 6:34 PM
Blaine is the obvious choice for me, other than him, probably Volkner.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
December 18th, 2012, 7:44 AM
Since I love Ghost type Pokemon it is normal for me to gravitate to Ghost type gym leaders, so my two favorites will have to be Morty from Johto and Fantina from Sinnoh. Out of these two I would have to pick Fantina because she has purple hair like me.


December 18th, 2012, 8:15 PM
Sabrina does it for me. The original Psychic-type Gym Leader? But of course. I'm also a fan of Whitney (though her Miltank always ticked me off in Pokemon Silver/Stadium 2), too.

Sarah Morgan
December 18th, 2012, 8:20 PM
I guess either Claire or Justy

Dr. Slavic
December 23rd, 2012, 2:17 PM
Lt. Surge, Tate & Liza, and Winona are my favorites. Lt. Surge is just so patriotic, how can you not like him? And Tate & Liza are cool, finishing each other's sentences and what not. And Winona is my all-time favorite, because I like all of the Pokemon she uses.

December 23rd, 2012, 3:41 PM
My favorite Gym Leader is no doubt Cilan of Striaton City. He's just so sexy and has the perfect personality for a Gym Leader.

December 23rd, 2012, 4:08 PM
Because he's awesome and I already miss him in the anime XD

January 19th, 2013, 6:05 PM
Female + Fire Types = Epic Win which is why I'm sure Flannery will always be my favorite gym leader.

Same here, she's one of the reasons I enjoyed R/S/E. Plus she's hot!

January 19th, 2013, 6:34 PM
I like Flannery, Roxanne, Wattson, Sabrina and Whitney. Flannery's cute, and I don't see female Fire-type specialist often. <3 Roxanne's cool too, and she's pretty strong for the first gym leader. Wattson's cool too, and he's, umm, funny? xD Sabrina's awesome and Whitney is cute. If I had to pick a favourite though, it would be Flannery.

January 20th, 2013, 4:25 AM
Drayden, no doubt. I mean, the guy actually wrestles his own pokemon to help train them. How cool is that? Clearly the manliest gym leader, hehe.

Starlight Wind
January 20th, 2013, 5:38 AM
My favorite Gym Leaders are Skyla, Iris, Fantina (and her hilarious Ohoho!!!!!) and Roxanne.

January 20th, 2013, 7:30 AM
Morty, Whitney, Misty, Clair and Roxane

January 21st, 2013, 12:47 AM
I like most of them, but Crasher Wake is pretty cool, and Game Freak think so too! He's been in every game except Black and White since his first appearance back in Diamond and Pearl.

January 21st, 2013, 2:27 AM
I have a strong liking for Jasmine for some reason, and you guys probably know the reason why. If you know what I mean.

January 23rd, 2013, 5:26 AM
i respect whitney in a your so evil make me want to snap my ds! kind of way

January 26th, 2013, 7:24 AM
Has to be Blue
He's awesome

January 26th, 2013, 7:39 AM
I think my favorite would have to be Morty from the Johto League. I love ghost Pokemon, and he was certainly a formidable opponent early on in the game.

January 26th, 2013, 2:27 PM
Overall, I love Roxie, yes because of her band. Battling really like both Lenora and Elesa. Design definetelly Elesa. Anime again Elesa and Lenora because of Emolga and Watchog (in my mind it seems that the Pokemon use attract and its extremely effective on me)

January 26th, 2013, 2:45 PM
Mine is Volkner because he uses Luxray, my favourite Pokemon, and because I like his design.

Lunar Crescent
January 26th, 2013, 2:46 PM
I loved Roxie due to her band, so defo her <3

January 29th, 2013, 9:57 AM
Blue sure as heck gave me a run for my money many times over in various games. He's always had a nicely balanced team.

As for a real Gym Leader, Chuck has always stuck with me and I've always respected him, especially in Pokemon Adventures.

January 29th, 2013, 10:01 AM
Mine is Jasmine. I wanted her hair when I was a kid, and I liked that her gym in Stadium 2 had no gym trainers, but it still took me forever to get past her. I identify with her the most as well. I also like Volkner. The two pair well together, haha. I like Morty as well.

oh i've already posted in this. I just noticed the first post mentions throughout games, manga, and anime though, so I'll move this to Pokemon General. ...I hope this thread wasn'ts revived somewhere and I missed it. :|

Sweet Smoochum
January 29th, 2013, 10:16 AM
My favoirtie is the one I haven't battled yet. HE's the last gym leader in Unova in Black 2 and White 2. I won't spoile the polto.

Seth Rollins
January 29th, 2013, 4:29 PM
My favorite gym leader is Giovanni because it's the only evil gym leader (in the game) an because of the manga.

January 29th, 2013, 11:03 PM
I'm going to just pick my favorite from each region. I don't really have a clear favorite:

Kanto: Giovanni, Blue
Johto: Pryce and Clair
Hoenn: Wallace/Juan
Sinnoh: Volkner
Unova: Drayden

Most of them happen to be the last gym leader of their region, which is why I like them; they pose the biggest challenge.

Kikaito plush
January 30th, 2013, 6:29 AM
I would say Blue because he became a gym leader only because Red stripped him of the champion title of kanto in 1 battle. So he because leader of a gym.

January 30th, 2013, 8:38 AM
Hmmm... A tough one. I'd probably say Fantina, Jasmine or Skyla. The best male Gym Leader is most likely Juan.