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Old August 20th, 2013 (7:45 PM).
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Imagine this. The Gym Leaders of the Johto part of hG/sS face off against each other. In your opinion, who do you think would be the last leader standing.


Base your answers, not on favoritism. But the Pokémon they use, the techniques they have and their strategies and type advantages.

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Old August 21st, 2013 (12:22 AM).
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Well it is simple. The battle will be won by Clair as she raise Dragon types which are immune to almost every gym leader in Johto.
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Old August 21st, 2013 (12:38 AM).
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While the most obvious thing would be to say Claire because of her useful resistances and the Pokemon that she carries around, I think all of them stand a fairly good chance. I don't imagine Bugsy lasting particularly long though, honestly even with his rematch team, I found him a piece of cake to beat. Overall though even though bug-types can do wondrous things they aren't exactly the legendary type in a Pokemon game. Yes they can probably inflict status but other than that their stats aren't particularly wonderful and they don't have much coverage against the other gym leaders. In fact all of them either resist it or only take neutral damage.

Faulkner, maybe. Flying types are top notch with huge speed and admirable attack. However I'd imagine that they aren't exactly too strong defense-wise and steel-types have no problems coping against them. Also his strategy is to mainly lower accuracy and then heal back any damage up, however this doesn't always work. With Aura Sphere and other non-missing moves being carried around by quite a few Pokemon, it wouldn't be too hard to get past him. Moving on, Whitney. Honestly I think I'd forfeit at the sight of her Miltank. But in my honest opinion, the only reason Whitney was hard in HG/SS was because you didn't have many Pokemon to tackle down her Miltank. You couldn't exactly rely on strategy either as all you had at that time was Tackle or Razor Leaf or whatever your Pokemon carried.

When you rematch her, she isn't half bad. You've prepared against countless Pokemon, you probably have great coverage on your team and Pokemon with phenomenal attack stats or at least a not to laugh at defense. That pink cow won't be getting the last laugh anymore. Plus Normal types can barely do anything without moves of another type. Ghost-types particularly enjoy facing them along with fighting types. Whitney? You were good in the beginning but honestly you wouldn't stand a chance. Even though your Stomp + Rollout combo could easily be beaten by a Female Geodude.

Morty. I remember his Gengar giving me particular trouble. But honestly its playing a risky move running Dream Eater and Hypnosis. The Pokemon can wake up at any given time and Dream Eater will go to waste. Add on the fact that Hypnosis has unreliable accuracy and can miss when you need it the most. Overall he was an okay gym leader but his strategy isn't one of the best.

Chuck, Chuck, Chuck. His Focus Punch strategy wasn't one to my liking. I know that you probably wouldn't see Substitute in-game, but they could of just done so much more with his team. I mean they're the kung fu fighting part of the game! One of the most feared types competitively and in-game. I just feel disappointed honestly. He was a nice challenge and has good coverage but overall he'd be easy to get around. Jasmine, ehhh. Not hard at all and I don't remember any particular strategies.

Finally Pryce. I think he's the winner here. He has great coverage, can hit the feared dragon-types and for anything that resists, just fire off powerful Earthquakes or Psychics from Jynx. Plus throw in the fact that Hail could allow him to abuse Blizzard to its fullest extent is quite alarming. I'd say he has a good chance to be the last man standing with his coverage.

If you couldn't be bothered to read every single word, then my vote goes to Pryce. :p
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Old August 22nd, 2013 (5:10 PM).
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I want to say Jasmine because of her steel type pokemon but even they have there weaknesses, the only type that would fair well against about everyone would be claire

So im betting on claire
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Old August 23rd, 2013 (10:33 PM).
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Yes I agree Pryce suits well here but as his Jynx has an average speed compared to some of the pokes Clair use, his Jynx can easily be one hit koed by any Fire moves , her Dragon types could have
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Old August 24th, 2013 (10:16 PM).
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Assuming you meant rematch teams, or else Clair slaughter the field due to levels.

Still Clair though, because dragons are too strong. Pryce wouldn't be able to stop her, because ice-types don't actually resist dragon. Jasmine's steel types would be vulnerable to the coverage moves Clair's dragons have.

Falkner would be the absolute worst. His entire team is Normal/Flying, with the exception of Honchkrow. Pidgeot, Noctowl, Swellow, Staraptor... blech!
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