I’m a trainer and I took over the 7th gym for Blaine on Cinnabar Island after he retired. He finds me training against Tentacruel off of the old cinnabar island for the Eliet Four (heart gold) and notices my Pokémon’s fierce will to fight and get back up. He asks me if I would entertain an old man for a few hours and he get to telling me his old wat stories and a excellent trainer he once meet named Red, after we get to know each other he asks me to battle but the trick is I can only use the Pokémon on me and they have to be the same type. I look in my bag and out of all 6 pokeballs I only have two of the same type. He then Grabs two Pokémon from his belt and throws out his Ninetails and Arcanine. I smirk and release my Heracross and Scyther. After the intense battle his Arcanine is face to face with Scyther both exhausted as the island is charred and smashed from the battle in a last ditch effort I throw out a metal coat to Scyther which then evolves her into Scizor using roost she revived her HP and becomes stronger. Using Scizor’s new strength she charges up and releases out giga impact knocking out Arcanine out cold. Blaine impressed with the battle asks me if I would give my dreams of being the Pokémon master up so I could take over his gym. I smile
Maze: Get to the top of the volcano with boulders in your way
Badge: Larva Badge
Gift: TM 62 (Silver Wind)
Ice and Normal are tied for my favorite type, so I made teams for both of those. However, Bug is also up there and probably closer to what I'd use IRL since looking for and taking pics of insects is one of my favorite hobbies.
Gym #3 or #4: Ice
4th Rematch Onward:
(If Sabrina can have Venomoth on her Psychic team, I can have Wartortle on my Ice team! It would know Ice Beam and eventually hold an Eviolite.)
Gym #3 or #4: Normal
4th Rematch Onward:
(I refuse to evolve Lickitung, so I guess it would hold an Eviolite as of the first rematch. I'd prefer to slap one on Porygon2 as well than evolve it, but at least I don't hate Porygon-Z.)
Gym #2 or #3: Bug
4th Rematch Onward:
(Dunsparce isn't a Bug-type, but it sure looks like one—a bee, snake, and caterpillar all in one package. Its Shiny colors also remind me of my favorite insect, the rosy maple moth.)
You know what? Forget types, my gym will be based off of the theme of Pokémon who are draconic. So basically, Pokémon who are either a Dragon-type or Pokémon who are in the Dragon Egg Group or any reptile who's not in the group. After seeing Raihan's gym, I wanted to see more of Pokémon basing gyms off of themes rather than types. My gym will be based in a castle filled with artwork from the bestiary (all drawn by me), dragon statues, and the like and the player has to find clues (interacting with trainers, exploring rooms, etc) to find keys to eventually unlock the main gate leading to me. The player sees the 8th gym leader standing before them in a grand courthouse, the trumpets roar as the challenge has been accepted. I see that the challengers' Pokémon is injured so for a fair duel, I ask them to enjoy some food and rest for a little bit before fighting me at night. Afterwards, the challenge can begin and before the trainer stands this team:
Inteleon lv 55 @ Scope Lens
- Focus Energy
- Snipe Shot
- Ice Beam
- Dark Pulse
Scrafty GMax lv 58 @ Leftovers
- Dragon Dance
- Throat Chop
- Close Combat
- Zen Headbutt
I'm currently working on the art for Scrafty's new form but its new G-Max move is:
Power from Throat Chop: 130
Description: The user intimidates the foe with fears and worries, harshly lowering the Attack stat.
I haven't thought of any quotes yet but I award the trainer with the Royal Badge (will make art of that too) and I give the trainer TM 99 Breaking Swipe. Should the trainer fail, they will have to train harder before doing the challenge all over again.
(This might be on the tougher side and definitely different but people have been wanting the games to be tougher as well as the formula to be shaken up. Of course, if the difficulty selection is back then the Pokémon's levels and movesets can be decreased or increased.)
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I always figured if I was going to be a Gym Leader, I'd be happy to take over whatever the previous leader's type was and go from there, since it's more about teaching trainers about battling and strategy than it is just being good with a single type.
That said, I'd probably want to be somewhere in the middle of the Gym order (3-5), and maybe use Normal type Pokemon that focus on their secondary types, too. So if I were to have a team of three, I think Pyroar, Sawsbuck, and Bibarel could be fun.
While I have imagined many gym leaders, I must say I hardly ever imagined myself as one. Let's see...
I think I'd like an Electric-type gym, say mid-to-late-game (definitely at least in the thirties by level), with a team that's unorthodox for Electric-types: Emolga, Galvantula, Lanturn, and as my main Pokémon, Ampharos.
The main point of my gym would be to teach challengers that types are versatile and that type matchups alone can't do everything for them, encouraging thinking outside the box and using coverage moves. The first two members of my team are not weak to the Ground type, and the second two are unusually bulky for Electric-types and can take a hit well. All will carry anti-Ground-type coverage moves, making the battle more fun since you probably won't have an easy time trying to waltz in with your Hippowdon thinking you're invulnerable.
An option is that my gym battle be a double battle, in which case I'd also have a partner use Discharge to heal Lanturn, and possibly use Motor Drive Emolga so that it can also absorb Discharges - or better yet, use Parabolic Charge as my gym's TM, herd-hitting and healing all over the place while also using it as to trigger absorbing Abilities. That could be a fun battle.
I would probably be a Dark type gym leader as the 8th leader to be faced.
My team would be:
Spiritomb - Payback, Hypnosis, Pain Split, Dream Eater
Umbreon - Toxic, Payback, Curse, Protect
Bisharp (Quick Claw)- Psycho Cut, Stealth Rock, Thunder Wave, Payback
Sableye - Will-o-Wisp, Fake Out, Recover, Disable
Scrafty (Sitrus Berry)- Fake Out, Toxic, Dragon Dance, Payback
TM rewarded would most likely be Payback. My Bulky Bois!