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How did Gary gain 10 badges in Kanto?

Started by Azureth November 21st, 2010 4:30 AM
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Well it's been shown many times in the anime that there are more than 8 gym leaders in the anime. Alot of other characters in the anime like rivals have been shown with different badges that ash hasn't had. I this shows there are gym all over the region in the anime but you only need to defeat 8 gym leaders to enter the league.
Here are some examples: (Credit to bubapedia for images)




Ash, misty and brock have also met other non-game gym leaders in the anime like Dorian from the coastline gym in johto.
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I've heard before that there were 15 gyms in the Kanto region, that being one gym for every type. Minus Dark and Steel types of course. Anyways it would make sense that Ash only went for eight badges compared to a possible 15. Most of his badges in the first season were given to him without even finishing his gym leader battles plus the games only featured eight gyms so then changing it to a higher number in the anime might have been confusing for fans.

Either that or it was easier to just wrap up the first season of the anime with eight gyms and leave it at that.

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Because he's Gary Oak. He invents new gyms just to get the badges from them.
Lol I actually agree with this. My friends at school and I where talking about this as well. Its funny how Gary Oak has 10 badges when there is 8 but yeah he probably invented them or got different badges from something else.

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Because Gary Oak pwns Ash.

And he probably visited towns that Ash never set foot in. After all the show is notorious for inserting random hick towns and even some larger cities that don't appear at all in the games.

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Well, it's interesting that Ash only fights the ones that are in the games.
The writers put Ash to face the Gym Leaders from the games in order to promote them.

There are more than just eight gyms in each region. The badges prove it, and even Candice from Snowpoint City said she never gets too many challengers because they don't wish to go way up north where it's cold and covered in snow.

Edit: Reopening upon request of the OP to open this for further discussion and widening the topic.

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Here's how I always thought the story goes:
Each individual league's governing body (say, a "Board of Directors") sets the required badges for entry into their championships. Most, if not every league has more gyms than those that offer the league-required badges.
The badges from gyms other than the league-required gyms will not get you into the league's championships (unless you have all the league-required badges in addition, although the linked Bulbapedia article apparently discredits this).
I doubt if Gary got his "extra" gym badges from another league's gyms-I don't think you can be registered to more than one league at the same time. You can only get a league's gym badges if you are registered to that league.

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Here's something I'm curious about: If one wanted to participate in a league again, could they reuse the ones they earned or would they be required to re-earn them again?
The badges probably have something similar to an expiration date encoded in them. I'm going to say no.

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The badges probably have something similar to an expiration date encoded in them. I'm going to say no".
Yeah, probably something like that, also in the orange league, Nurse Joy scanned scanned Ashs badges just to check them.
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Dont forget this
1.Pewter Gym = Boulder Badge
2.Ceruleun Gym = Cascade Badge
3.Vermillion Gym = Thunder Badge
4.Celadon Gym = Rainbow Badge
5.Fuschia Gym = Soul Badge
6.Saffron Gym = Marsh Badge
7.Cinnabar Gym = Volcano Badge
8.Viridian Gym = Earth Badge
9.Saffron Fighting Dojo = ?
10.Dark City Yas Gym = ?
11.Dark City Kas Gym = ?

So by the time Gary got back to Viridian to get the Earth Badge he would of had 10 so far if you count 9, 10 and 11.
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9.Saffron Fighting Dojo = ?
10.Dark City Yas Gym = ?
11.Dark City Kas Gym = ?
Yas Gym and Kas Gym aren't recognized by the Pokémon League so they wouldn't be official anyway. Saffron Fighting Dojo isn't a gym in the games so it might not be recognized in the animé.

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I think that each region has many gyms, but when a trainer signs up for the gym challenge, they are given 8 gyms they must beat at random(or another factor), so this is why trainers have different badges. Some people would challenge other gyms for fun or training, even if they didn't require them.

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There are more badges and gyms in each region in the anime than there are in the games, since a lot of people can just go up and start a Gym. Not all are official, though.

But as has already been stated above, only eight are required for the league.

You'd think someone so crazy about battling Gyms like Satoshi/Ash would challenge them all, but I guess he's too pumped about getting into the League to bother with other Gyms, most of the time... ^^;
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You'd think someone so crazy about battling Gyms like Satoshi/Ash would challenge them all, but I guess he's too pumped about getting into the League to bother with other Gyms, most of the time... ^^;
I think it'd be hard for Ash to find the time between helping every single person he meets.
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