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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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          Old April 1st, 2018 (10:55 AM).
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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 LadyJirachu.
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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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                Old April 25th, 2018 (4:00 AM).
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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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                  Old April 25th, 2018 (11:42 AM). Edited April 25th, 2018 by strangerhypno.
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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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                    Old April 25th, 2018 (2:12 PM).
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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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                    Old April 28th, 2018 (8:07 PM).
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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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                        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

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                        Old September 19th, 2018 (10:55 AM).
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                        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...
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                        Old September 19th, 2018 (5:56 PM).
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                          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.
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                          Old September 20th, 2018 (1:01 PM).
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                            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.
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                            Old September 23rd, 2018 (7:15 AM).
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                            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
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                              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
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                                Grass would be a no-brainer. Most of my favourites are Grass so putting together a team wouldn't be too hard.

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                                  Mine would be a dark gym.

                                  Houndoom - Honckrow - Umbreon - Sharpedo - Bisharp - Malamar.
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                                  Old October 23rd, 2018 (7:59 PM). Edited October 23rd, 2018 by Pemderp.
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                                    I’d be a ground type leader whose gym puzzle focuses on aligning chunks of earth.

                                    My team would be Camerupt, Mamoswine, Claydol, Pallosand, and Krookodile. I would be the seventh leader and Krookodile would be my ace. During a rematch, Camerupt would be added to the team.
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                                    Old October 24th, 2018 (8:42 AM). Edited October 24th, 2018 by Galukxy.
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                                    Electric. Always been drawn to that type of Pokemon, but I'd want to be that kind of gym leader that can make a ton of electric puns from it too. e.g. 'I'm ex-static to be challenged by you!', 'Watt-ch me go all out!'.

                                    Anyway.

                                    My team would consist of this combo!

                                    Alolan Raichu

                                    Lanturn

                                    Heliolisk


                                    Stunfisk

                                    Ampharos(with megastone)


                                    Rotom
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