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Old March 31st, 2018 (12:08 PM).
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    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.
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    Old March 31st, 2018 (1:56 PM).
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      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". :)
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      Old March 31st, 2018 (5:50 PM).
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        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.
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        Old March 31st, 2018 (5:58 PM).
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          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.
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          Old April 1st, 2018 (10:02 AM). Edited April 1st, 2018 by icycatelf.
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            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.
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              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.
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              Old April 1st, 2018 (11:53 AM).
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              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 ^^
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              Old April 1st, 2018 (1:36 PM). Edited April 1st, 2018 by Blue_Pigeon.
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                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).
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                Old April 1st, 2018 (4:57 PM).
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                  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.
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                  Old April 18th, 2018 (4:57 PM). Edited April 18th, 2018 by Jirachu.
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                    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
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                    Old April 21st, 2018 (1:14 PM). Edited April 21st, 2018 by MysticalNinetales.
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                      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.
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                        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
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                          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.
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                            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.
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                              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
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