The PokéCommunity Forums General Pokémon Discussions Pokémon General
If you were a Gym Leader

Pokémon General The home for theories, clubs, polls, and other discussions involving the Pokémon franchise that aren't covered in any of the other boards.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old March 31st, 2018 (12:08 PM).
the Alolan naturalist's Avatar
the Alolan naturalist the Alolan naturalist is offline
     
    Join Date: Jun 2017
    Gender: Male
    Posts: 70
    If you were a gym leader, what type would you specialize in and what team would you have? (bonus: what would your badge be, and what would the gym look like?)
    I think I'd either be one of three types:
    1) Water: Kingdra, Whiscash (or Gastrodon), Mareanie, Starmie, Mantine, Kingler maybe, the Gym would be an aquarium
    2) Flying: I like the idea of a team with all the super colorful birds/pseudobirds: sigilyph, chatot, hawlucha, Xatu, Archeops and Braviary, but I'd be a pretty easy gym leader to beat. I guess Altaria, Pelipper and Oricorio Pom-pom style would give me some resistance against flying-type weaknesses. The gym would be a forest
    These would be my faves, but I could also see a grass type gym with Ludicolo, Cradily, Ferrothorn, Breloom, Whimsicott and Vileplume, with the gym being a huge greenhouse.
    What would yours be?
    Reply With Quote
      #2    
    Old March 31st, 2018 (1:56 PM).
    EmTheGhost's Avatar
    EmTheGhost EmTheGhost is offline
    I say a lot of words
       
      Join Date: Dec 2017
      Location: Ohio
      Age: 19
      Gender: Female
      Nature: Timid
      Posts: 252
      Ghost type, ofc!
      My team of 6 would be Doublade, Rotom (normal form), Drifblim, Golurk, Shedinja and Spiritomb (my "ace") - I'm going for an "inorganic" theme, here. Doublade could have an Eviolite, and Shedinja would need to have a frustrating strategic moveset - Sucker Punch and Will-O-Wisp are shoe-ins.
      My gym would be a dark, abandoned-looking location (perhaps even underground) where trainers pop out at you from the shadows; I would be found in the deepest, most holed-up room, just casually hanging out. I'd give out the "Pall Badge". :)
      Reply With Quote
        #3    
      Old March 31st, 2018 (5:50 PM).
      ZeoStar's Avatar
      ZeoStar ZeoStar is offline
         
        Join Date: Oct 2017
        Location: dream world
        Age: 18
        Gender: Male
        Nature: Mild
        Posts: 2,167
        Water type gym leader, with Lanturn, Quagsire, Politoed, Blastoise, Floatzel, and Walrein

        The Gym would resemble a beach, with the weaker trainers on the shore, and the stronger trainers in the water.
        __________________
        Favorite Pokemon
        https://i.imgur.com/3Dd21oD.png
        Reply With Quote
          #4    
        Old March 31st, 2018 (5:58 PM).
        smolsketchkid's Avatar
        smolsketchkid smolsketchkid is offline
           
          Join Date: Mar 2018
          Location: America
          Gender: Male
          Posts: 18
          I'd be a normal type leader, and have pokemon such as eevee, smeargle and audino. Normal types actually don't have much weaknesses aside from fighting and are pretty immune to ghost types.
          Reply With Quote
            #5    
          Old April 1st, 2018 (10:02 AM). Edited April 1st, 2018 by icycatelf.
          icycatelf's Avatar
          icycatelf icycatelf is offline
          Fake Card Artist
             
            Join Date: Feb 2005
            Location: Kentucky
            Age: 28
            Gender: Male
            Nature: Timid
            Posts: 2,199
            I'm torn between Ice and Normal. I prefer Ice-Type moves, but more of my top-favorite Pokémon are Normal-Type.

            Ice (Gym #3): Vanillite, Sneasel, Wartortle*
            Ice (Rematch): Vanilluxe (or Lapras), Glaceon, A-Sandslash, Weavile, Wartortle @Eviolite, Froslass

            *Wartortle knows Ice Beam

            Normal (Gym #4): Meowth x2, Lickitung, Dunsparce
            Normal (Rematch): Persian, Furret, Girafarig, Porygon2 (or Porygon-Z), Lickitung @Eviolite, Dunsparce

            I'm thinking that the Ice Gym would be a maze of icy mirrors that never reflect what's exactly in front of them, tricking you into traps and Trainer battles. The last Badge here is what I used back when I focused on Ice-Types. (I'm still considering names, but I've formerly called it the Tempice, Winter Diamond, and Frost Badge.)

            Normal Gym might be something like an animal shelter (or a house overrun with Pokémon) where you have to guide Pokémon in the overworld to switches in order to open doors and progress through the Gym. I haven't made a Normal-Type Badge that I feel would suit the team yet.
            __________________



            3DS Friend Code: 4081-5742-6200 • deviantARTGaiaOnline
            Reply With Quote
              #6    
            Old April 1st, 2018 (10:55 AM).
            CodeHelmet CodeHelmet is offline
            Just your average Spaceball
               
              Join Date: Jun 2017
              Location: Hayward
              Gender: Male
              Nature: Relaxed
              Posts: 2,137
              I would be a unique Gym in that I’d specialize in two types as opposed to just one. The two types that come to mind would be Fire and Grass due to both benefiting from the move Sunny Day. Furthermore I’d be a double battle Gym with a Fire type and Grass type combo. I haven’t decided on a team but I’d name my badge the Golden Sun badge in lieu of my use of Sunny Day.
              __________________
              Currently raising:


              Want to raise Pokemon? Check out VPP
              Reply With Quote
                #7    
              Old April 1st, 2018 (11:53 AM).
              adventure's Avatar
              adventure adventure is online now
              press start to play_
               
              Join Date: Nov 2007
              Location: T.A.R.D.I.S.
              Nature: Naive
              Posts: 30,817
              Hmmm... Regardless of what type I'd focus on, I'd specialize in dual typed pokémon who play around their versatility.

              I'm fascinated by bug type pokémon (despite hating bugs in real life haha) and I'd love to have a gym with them being the 7th or 8th.

              I'd definitely have a shiny Ribombee because it's ribombae <3 It'd be mostly Fairy-based.


              I might use Galvantula or Vikavolt as Electric focus.


              Volcarona is a given Fire-type c: Super cool and cuddly


              Heracross would be my Fighter.


              I'd make Mega Scizor my champion and standard sweeper when I think challengers are easy to beat, hehe.


              And I'd probably want to keep a Surskit around as a cute lil mascot for some semi-Water coverage but also mostly because it's super cute ^^
              Reply With Quote
                #8    
              Old April 1st, 2018 (1:36 PM). Edited April 1st, 2018 by Blue_Pigeon.
              Blue_Pigeon's Avatar
              Blue_Pigeon Blue_Pigeon is offline
                 
                Join Date: Dec 2017
                Location: England
                Gender: Female
                Posts: 89
                2 ideas spring to mind with this.

                (1) Ground gym leader:

                Team: Mudsdale, Gligar, Piloswine, Gastrodon

                Team (Rematch): Mudsdale, Gliscor, Mamoswine, Gastrodon, Garchomp, Torterra

                Team (World Tournament): Gliscor, Mamoswine, Garchomp, Excadrill, Palossand, Hippowdon

                Badge: The badge would be triangular with jagged sides and portray the futuristic city encased in earth.

                Gym design: It would take place in a futuristic city under the ground which has almost finished being built. The gym challenge would involve the challengers roaming the whole city (identifiable by gym issued overalls) on a scavenger hunt for key cards from some of the builders and excavators. After the challenger has gathered all the key cards, they may descend to the deepest layer of the city where they can challenge me.


                (2)Fairy gym leader:

                Team: Klefki, Shiinotic, Mr. Mime, Clefairy (eviolite), Mimikyu

                Team (Rematch): Klefki, Shiinotic, Mr. Mime, Clefable, Mimikyu, Mega Mawile

                Team (World Tournament): Klefki, Azumarill, Togekiss, Clefable, Mimikyu, Mega Mawile

                Badge: The badge would look like a typical Gorse blossom.

                Gym design: The gym does not have a concrete location. The challenger must stand in the centre of a Stonehenge-esque structure and lay the badges they have on an alter in front of them. If they have the ones required, then they get transported to a nightmarish parallel world and they must free captive spirits from the fairy pokemon who inhabit it. (An added feature is that all the fairy pokemon you fight look evil, like Lusamine's pokemon in the Nihilego dimension).
                Reply With Quote
                  #9    
                Old April 1st, 2018 (4:57 PM).
                Kyepha's Avatar
                Kyepha Kyepha is offline
                ~K Y E P H A~
                   
                  Join Date: Mar 2018
                  Location: New Zealand
                  Gender: Male
                  Nature: Relaxed
                  Posts: 19
                  If I were a Gym Leader, I'd specialize in Water-type Pokemon,
                  Sharpedo | Clawitser | Bruxish | Ludicolo - would be my team!
                  My badge would be called the Rapid Badge which would be a circular badge with waves that extend from one side to another, in the style of the traditional kowhaiwhai designs.
                  __________________
                  HOME OF THE
                  NATIONAL FAKEDEX
                  Reply With Quote
                    #10    
                  Old April 18th, 2018 (4:57 PM). Edited April 18th, 2018 by LadyJirachu.
                  LadyJirachu's Avatar
                  LadyJirachu LadyJirachu is offline
                  Meow~I'M A BLACK CAT GRRL NAO!!! ;3 *squee*
                   
                  Join Date: Jul 2004
                  Location: ~SHALOUR CITY~
                  Age: 28
                  Gender: Female
                  Nature: Bold
                  Posts: 1,933
                  I think i'd want to specialize in fairy types since i'm like the girliest girl ever lol

                  Sylveon, Comfey, and Floette would make a cute team for me :3

                  I really like the whole concept of 'flower like pokemon that are fairy type and not part grass'. Its interesting to me.

                  It kind of makes flowers seem like much more than just plant parts. Ya know? XD


                  As for Sylveon....

                  Sylveon is just my all time favorite fairy type in general :3 Annnnd the first pokemon I ever named after Korrina xD <3
                  __________________
                  ~Number One Korrina Fan Girl~

                  I didn't make this but its wonderful and beautiful :3 x3

                  Hiyo, i'm Jirachu~<3 Kawaii Pikachu and Jirachi cross, though now my favorite Pokemon character is Korrina; and I crush HARD on her lemme tell ya lol :3
                  Jackster is a good friend of mine on this forum so be nice to him please.
                  I wanna make other good friends here too ^_^
                  Being girly is wonderful!!!!! :D

                  And Pokemon is forever special to me :)
                  Reply With Quote
                    #11    
                  Old April 21st, 2018 (1:14 PM). Edited April 21st, 2018 by MysticalNinetales.
                  MysticalNinetales's Avatar
                  MysticalNinetales MysticalNinetales is offline
                  Mysteriosity is Beauty
                   
                  Join Date: Dec 2017
                  Location: Canada
                  Age: 17
                  Gender: Female
                  Nature: Sassy
                  Posts: 289
                  I would soooo be a flying type gym leader!

                  My gym would be at the top of a large, vivid skyscraper, with extremely windy conditions.

                  My team would consist of:

                  Togekiss:
                  Dazzling Gleam
                  Safeguard
                  Roost
                  Air Slash

                  Emolga:
                  Encore
                  Aerial Ace
                  Agility
                  Spark

                  Drifblim:
                  Stockpile
                  Substitue
                  Pain Split
                  Acrobatics

                  Pidgeot:
                  Roost
                  Brave Bird
                  Quick Attack
                  Steel Wing


                  The badge that trainers can earn after defeating me (if they actually managed to) would be called the Floating badge, and it's design concept would be: A heart-shaped pink gem surrounded by white angel wings.
                  Reply With Quote
                    #12    
                  Old April 25th, 2018 (4:00 AM).
                  PainterZane's Avatar
                  PainterZane PainterZane is offline
                     
                    Join Date: Apr 2018
                    Gender: Male
                    Nature: Modest
                    Posts: 28
                    I would have to pick a dual type gym. Since there are so many types, I would like to see a gym or two have dual types. My badge would be a Snowflake with tips that are like lightning.

                    Ice / Electric

                    Luxray , Aurorus, Electivire, Frosslass, Mamoswine, Galvantula

                    and if in a Battle tree or something... Zeraora
                    __________________
                    There is no room in my heart for Hate.
                    Reply With Quote
                      #13    
                    Old April 25th, 2018 (11:42 AM). Edited April 25th, 2018 by strangerhypno.
                    strangerhypno's Avatar
                    strangerhypno strangerhypno is offline
                       
                      Join Date: Jul 2017
                      Posts: 2,305
                      I'd be a whatever type I damn well please gym leader like Blue.

                      My pokemon would be

                      Smeargle, Heracross, Skarmory, Dunsparce, Houndoom, Feraligatr

                      I'd replace Falkner as the Violet City gym leader because Falkner is weak and unqualified to be a gym leader becase he uses his dad's weak pokemon and relies on accuracy lowering moves and trainers picking Chikorita to boost his reputation. And my reputation as a giant roadblock in pokemon trainers' career will surpass Whitney's.
                      Reply With Quote
                        #14    
                      Old April 25th, 2018 (2:12 PM).
                      Enpatsu Shakugan Enpatsu Shakugan is offline
                      Banned
                       
                      Join Date: Apr 2018
                      Gender: Male
                      Nature: Hasty
                      Posts: 1,829
                      It's too much work to come up with a full team, but I do know I'd probably favor fire types above all else.

                      Not enough fire leaders.
                      Reply With Quote
                        #15    
                      Old April 28th, 2018 (8:07 PM).
                      ironee ironee is offline
                         
                        Join Date: Apr 2018
                        Age: 16
                        Gender: Male
                        Nature: Mild
                        Posts: 3
                        i'd totally dig bein a normal type gym leader.
                        it's like 2am my time so thinking too hard about what the gym looks like or what my badge looks like is too much work but my team would look like this:
                        - silvally
                        - pyroar (female)
                        - ursaring
                        - herdier
                        - braviary
                        - sawsbuck

                        i know they aren't purely normal types but. i'm just here to live my best life
                        Reply With Quote
                          #16    
                        Old 4 Weeks Ago (2:36 AM).
                        Lemongrass1234 Lemongrass1234 is offline
                        Banned
                           
                          Join Date: Aug 2018
                          Posts: 30
                          always had that fantasy of being a gym leader

                          my gym would be a PSYCHO type gym

                          back in the day, 18 years ago, we used to battle each other in my neighbourhood (with gameboy colour and gamelink cables) and at some point we agreed to have certain rules so the battles wouldn't take ages. in my gym those rules must be followed:

                          - 3 vs. 3, so u can only pick 3 mons to fight with
                          - no healing
                          - no switching
                          - no hold items

                          well, only 3 pokemon and no healing or switching, u really gotta think about the order in which u send ur mons into battle ... that also fits the gym theme of being PSYCHO, it challenges ur mind

                          my powerful and impressive team consists of:

                          1. Deoxys



                          2. Cresselia



                          3. Mewtwo





                          POSH! ... as for the location i envision something like a museum with famous paintings, the interior is all white and u can look at fine art before battle to get inspired





                          ... and i'm not always in the gym, u meet my (very attractive) secretary first who will give u an appointment after testing ur strength but she only has a Espeon

                          Reply With Quote
                            #17    
                          Old 4 Weeks Ago (10:55 AM).
                          LadyJirachu's Avatar
                          LadyJirachu LadyJirachu is offline
                          Meow~I'M A BLACK CAT GRRL NAO!!! ;3 *squee*
                           
                          Join Date: Jul 2004
                          Location: ~SHALOUR CITY~
                          Age: 28
                          Gender: Female
                          Nature: Bold
                          Posts: 1,933
                          Fairy leader^^ They're girly and bubbly and innocent. Like me.

                          ...But.

                          If I lived in the pokemon world, i'd want to be as close by to korrina as possible. And she's a gym leader too.

                          Ahhhh.....life can be so confusing!!! lol...
                          __________________
                          ~Number One Korrina Fan Girl~

                          I didn't make this but its wonderful and beautiful :3 x3

                          Hiyo, i'm Jirachu~<3 Kawaii Pikachu and Jirachi cross, though now my favorite Pokemon character is Korrina; and I crush HARD on her lemme tell ya lol :3
                          Jackster is a good friend of mine on this forum so be nice to him please.
                          I wanna make other good friends here too ^_^
                          Being girly is wonderful!!!!! :D

                          And Pokemon is forever special to me :)
                          Reply With Quote
                            #18    
                          Old 4 Weeks Ago (5:56 PM).
                          Brewmaster's Avatar
                          Brewmaster Brewmaster is offline
                             
                            Join Date: Sep 2018
                            Posts: 27
                            I would be a fire type trainer.
                            My badge would be the Lava badge.
                            My gym would be under a Volcano. Lava would surround the gym area.

                            Team would be
                            Charizard.
                            Typhlosion.
                            Magmar.
                            __________________

                            Currently raising -
                            Reply With Quote
                              #19    
                            Old 4 Weeks Ago (1:01 PM).
                            Count's Avatar
                            Count Count is offline
                               
                              Join Date: May 2009
                              Location: Amsterdam.
                              Gender: Male
                              Nature: Bold
                              Posts: 176
                              Definitely Dark! Team would be Zorua, Umbreon, Bisharp and Sableye.

                              I would want to be the 6th or 7th gym, and the badge would be called the Gloom Badge. In a rematch I would also have Shiftry.
                              __________________

                              Reply With Quote
                                #20    
                              Old 3 Weeks Ago (7:15 AM).
                              colours's Avatar
                              colours colours is offline
                               
                              Join Date: Apr 2005
                              Location: in a voidless dream
                              Gender: Female
                              Nature: Jolly
                              Posts: 2,126
                              I'm kinda torn between being a Grass-type Gym Leader or an Ice-type one, since both are my favourite types. :o

                              ... I'll probably just go Grass though. Too many Grass Pokemon that I like to pass up on that. :P
                              Reply With Quote
                                #21    
                              Old 3 Weeks Ago (10:25 AM).
                              Zero-G Zero-G is offline
                              on the fly
                                 
                                Join Date: Jun 2018
                                Location: outer space.
                                Gender: Male
                                Nature: Impish
                                Posts: 54
                                I'd also go with a dual-typed gym. (Shoutouts to the Fire/Ice dual gym in Dark Rising 2 for being the first dual gym I ever fought against and some of the incredible Delta species in Insurgence for making the idea grow inside my head :P)

                                While both aren't my favorite type by default, I'd go with a Flying/Fighting dual gym, and it'd be the 8th of whichever region due to how well both types can cover each others' weaknesses.

                                Badge name: Moonsault Badge
                                Gym appearance: I'd make it a mixture between an indoor playground and a MMA/pro wrestling ring. Lots of trampolines which you have to jump across and fight trainers before you can get to me.

                                Team:
                                Hawlucha @Sitrus Berry
                                Unburden
                                -Swords Dance
                                -Flying Press
                                -Acrobatics
                                -Thunderpunch

                                Lucha would be my ace (and honestly, if I make a gym parodizing pro wrestling, I would be stupid to not run it).

                                Sigilyph @Wide Lens
                                Magic Guard
                                -Hypnosis
                                -Dream Eater
                                -Shadow Ball
                                -Heat Wave

                                I love my Nazca birb. It's natural Psychic typing comes in very well to help against eventual pokes that want to prey on my Fighting-types.

                                Aerodactyl @Focus Sash
                                Rock Head
                                -Taunt
                                -Stealth Rock
                                -Brave Bird
                                -Stone Edge

                                Aero. Lightning fast, taunts and sets up rocks, then hits hard. (Seriously, somebody make Aero learn Brave Bird regularly. It needs a flavorful, powerful flying STAB, goshdangit!)

                                Conkeldurr @Flame Orb
                                Guts
                                -Bulk Up
                                -Drain Punch
                                -Knock Off
                                -Mach Punch

                                I don't think I need to explain this.

                                Mienshao @Life Orb
                                Regenerator
                                -Fake Out
                                -U-Turn
                                -High Jump Kick
                                -Poison Jab

                                Fast, flinches, pivots. Next!

                                Lucario @Air Balloon
                                Inner Focus
                                -Nasty Plot
                                -Flash Cannon
                                -Aura Sphere
                                -Dark Pulse

                                Being one of the few non-legendary fighting types that can go special (and be decent at it), Lucario is a must. Inner Focus > Justified because it uses special attacks.

                                Of course, I would make some adjustments in a rematch (HJK on Hawlucha, Vacuum Wave on Lucario and some other changes mostly in coverage). But this looks solid enough pre-E4. :P
                                Reply With Quote
                                  #22    
                                Old 2 Weeks Ago (4:53 PM).
                                Saиdmaи's Avatar
                                Saиdmaи Saиdmaи is offline
                                   
                                  Join Date: Nov 2017
                                  Posts: 25
                                  Grass would be a no-brainer. Most of my favourites are Grass so putting together a team wouldn't be too hard.

                                  __________________
                                  Reply With Quote
                                    #23    
                                  Old 2 Weeks Ago (12:54 PM).
                                  JustDutch101's Avatar
                                  JustDutch101 JustDutch101 is offline
                                  JustDutch101
                                     
                                    Join Date: Feb 2015
                                    Location: Netherlands
                                    Gender: Male
                                    Nature: Quiet
                                    Posts: 21
                                    Mine would be a dark gym.

                                    Houndoom - Honckrow - Umbreon - Sharpedo - Bisharp - Malamar.
                                    __________________
                                    Reply With Quote
                                    Reply

                                    Quick Reply

                                    Join the conversation!

                                    Create an account to post a reply in this thread, participate in other discussions, and more!

                                    Create a PokéCommunity Account
                                    Thread Tools

                                    Posting Rules
                                    You may not post new threads
                                    You may not post replies
                                    You may not post attachments
                                    You may not edit your posts

                                    BB code is On
                                    Smilies are On
                                    [IMG] code is On
                                    HTML code is Off

                                    Forum Jump


                                    All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:40 AM.