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.

Thread Tools
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

    Relevant Advertising!

    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: 18
      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
      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: 2,108
        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
        Reply With Quote
        Old March 31st, 2018 (5:58 PM).
        smolsketchkid's Avatar
        smolsketchkid smolsketchkid is offline
          Join Date: Mar 2018
          Location: America
          Gender: Male
          Posts: 17
          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
          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: 2,191
            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
            Old April 1st, 2018 (10:55 AM).
            CodeHelmet CodeHelmet is online now
            Just your average Spaceball
              Join Date: Jun 2017
              Location: Hayward
              Gender: Male
              Nature: Relaxed
              Posts: 1,512
              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
              Old April 1st, 2018 (11:53 AM).
              Adventure's Avatar
              Adventure Adventure is offline
              press start to play_
              Join Date: Nov 2007
              Location: T.A.R.D.I.S.
              Nature: Naive
              Posts: 30,042
              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
              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: 88
                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
                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
                  Old April 18th, 2018 (4:57 PM). Edited April 18th, 2018 by LadyJirachu.
                  LadyJirachu's Avatar
                  LadyJirachu LadyJirachu is offline
                  Korrina is totally kissable~<3
                    Join Date: Jul 2004
                    Location: ~SHALOUR CITY~
                    Age: 28
                    Gender: Female
                    Nature: Bold
                    Posts: 1,362
                    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~

                    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

                    I duno why but the image in my sig stopped showing up....So I removed it. :/
                    May add some cute blingee sometime in its place though xD
                    Pikachu Diglit Nidoran Pidgey Teddiursa Skitty Lugia Phanpy
                    (i'm cute and sweet and like being friends with lots of people. just don't get on my bad side, please ;3)
                    Reply With Quote
                    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: 237
                      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:

                      Dazzling Gleam
                      Air Slash

                      Aerial Ace

                      Pain Split

                      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
                      Old April 25th, 2018 (4:00 AM).
                      PainterZane's Avatar
                      PainterZane PainterZane is offline
                        Join Date: Apr 2018
                        Gender: Male
                        Nature: Modest
                        Posts: 25
                        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
                        Old April 25th, 2018 (11:42 AM). Edited April 25th, 2018 by strangerhypno.
                        strangerhypno's Avatar
                        strangerhypno strangerhypno is online now
                          Join Date: Jul 2017
                          Posts: 2,146
                          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
                          Old April 25th, 2018 (2:12 PM).
                          Enpatsu Shakugan's Avatar
                          Enpatsu Shakugan Enpatsu Shakugan is offline
                          The Unyielding Flame
                          Join Date: Apr 2018
                          Gender: Male
                          Nature: Adamant
                          Posts: 1,604
                          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.
                          If my answers frighten you, cease asking scary questions.
                          Reply With Quote
                          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

                            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

                            Sponsored Links
                            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 5:06 PM.