Which Gym Leader Type would you be?

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#1 Posted by Bigheart711 (1272 posts) -


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#2 Edited by Bigheart711 (1272 posts) -

This is the REAL poll! Again, sorry about my previous hiccup, everyone. It's hard to type while listening to others. @__@

I'm asking this question because I was curious about how any of you would answer it. For me, I would be a Electric-type gym leader because I had a lot of fun with training Electric-type Pokemon in the games. As a stroke of luck, I was also admitted as such a gym leader in my college's Pokemon League (Just to clarify, A lot of people there still play those games back there. ;p ).

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#3 Edited by SamStrife (1330 posts) -

I anticipate a lot of people will say fire type but anyone who competatively battles knows Fire is officialy an NU type.

Personally, I would break the mould by not having a certain elemental type but more of a theme with my Pokemon. For example all Human-type pokemon or all purple Pokemon. Changes things up a bit.

Yeah, I like the sound of an all purple Pokemon gym. My 6:

  1. Nidoking
  2. Espeon
  3. Crobat
  4. Ambipon
  5. Muk
  6. Gengar
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#4 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

Normal, because that's what Ditto and Smeargle get.

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#5 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4748 posts) -

@SamStrife said:

I anticipate a lot of people will say fire type but anyone who competatively battles knows Fire is officialy an NU type.

Personally, I would break the mould by not having a certain elemental type but more of a theme with my Pokemon. For example all Human-type pokemon or all purple Pokemon. Changes things up a bit.

Yeah, I like the sound of an all purple Pokemon gym. My 6:

  1. Nidoking
  2. Espeon
  3. Crobat
  4. Ambipon
  5. Muk
  6. Gengar

I like that idea. In the next Pokemon game it would be nice for greater gym variation then just the same types again. I don't know if all purple is the right answer, but something.

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#6 Posted by not_a_bumblebee (25 posts) -

Cardio

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#7 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

Ghost for sure. Always been my favorite type.

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#8 Posted by SamStrife (1330 posts) -

@ImmortalSaiyan: Yeah I'm kind of surprised myself that I thought of it to be honest but it does make some sense.

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#9 Posted by Bigheart711 (1272 posts) -

@SamStrife: Very interesting idea. Some trainers rather go by colors or forms when it comes to different pokemon, but how it would be determined in the games is still a bit of a mystery to me...

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#10 Posted by ervonymous (1299 posts) -

High HP Normal types and laming it out with Blissey.

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#11 Edited by Canteu (2968 posts) -

Poison, because Toxic Spikes fucking suck.

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#12 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

Poison, because I will annoy the shit out of you and make you waste money on antidotes.

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#13 Posted by Bigheart711 (1272 posts) -

@Canteu: @TaliciaDragonsong: Of course, it always gets worse on the opponent's end when they get poisoned badly unless they have an ability like "Shed Skin". "Synchronize" can also be a problem that affects both parties when the attacker least expects it (Goes for any alignment).

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#14 Posted by kmdrkul (3498 posts) -

Poison/Dark hybrid FTW

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#15 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

Ghost, motherfucker because Gengar is a king among Pokémon.

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#16 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1259 posts) -

Ill give you 2 guesses, but you're only going to need 1.

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#17 Posted by coakroach (2497 posts) -

Ground.

Because Quagsire.

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#18 Posted by MikeGosot (3237 posts) -

Normal. It allows for more variety. Also... Does Pidgeot counts as normal, since he's two types? He's my favorite Pokémon.

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#19 Posted by pyromagnestir (4449 posts) -

I'll be the all Snorlax gym master.

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#20 Posted by Marokai (3558 posts) -

I cannot get enough of Steel pokemon, so I would definitely be a Steel-type-gym leader.

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#21 Posted by Bigheart711 (1272 posts) -

@MikeGosot said:

Normal. It allows for more variety. Also... Does Pidgeot counts as normal, since he's two types? He's my favorite Pokémon.

Pidgeot would also count as a Normal-type since they have that alongside the Flying type. Most gym leaders may have pokemon that are their main type alongside another like how Magnezone is an Electric and Steel type.

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#22 Posted by Phatmac (5930 posts) -

DRAGON. Cause I love Dragons!

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#23 Edited by Captain_Felafel (1727 posts) -

Grass. Bulbasaur was always my favorite starter as a youth and thus I've grown an affinity to Grass-types. While they have very clear weaknesses, also have a lot of attack diversity. Poison effects, paralyzing effects, et al.

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#24 Posted by BrockNRolla (1725 posts) -

Rock. My name is Brock, so it kind of goes without saying.

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#25 Posted by JJOR64 (19683 posts) -

I like me some Water Pokemans.

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#26 Posted by Doctorchimp (4186 posts) -

Fuck I meant to pick fighting.

Heracross

Hitmonlee

Machamp

Lucario

Infernape

Scrafty

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#27 Edited by Cloneslayer (1822 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre said:

Ghost, motherfucker because Gengar is a king among Pokémon.

hell ya!

suprising amount of people went with ghost, which is what I when with. Gengar murders the original Elite Four.

i want my 3d pokemon!

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#28 Posted by Hizang (9358 posts) -

Dragon cause Dragonite and Garados, DONE.

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#29 Posted by mandude (2823 posts) -

If I have to be 1 dimensional in my Gym ownership, then Rock! Rock Pokemon are the best! Nothing can beat Rock Pokemon!

(How did you do that? You just beat all of my Rock Pokemon!)

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#30 Posted by StrawHatLaw13 (169 posts) -

Water. Just so I can have a pool and jacuzzi and water slides and whatnot.

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#31 Posted by DoctorWelch (2817 posts) -

I picked psychic because I always liked the psychic/ghost kinds of pokemon, but if I was a gym master I hope I would be the smartest one and actual make a roster of balanced types, not just one type that gets taken out by one counter pokemon.

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#32 Posted by LiquidPrince (16845 posts) -

Legendary Gym. I only fight with my team of legendary pokemon. Obviously.

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#33 Posted by StarvingGamer (11342 posts) -

I was actually a gym leader for a Livejournal Pokemon League around Diamond and Pearl. I was in charge of the Dragon Gym.

Do you have any idea how hard it is to make a Dragon centric team without legendaries that doesn't flat out lose to anything with Ice/Dragon attacks? Really fucking hard.

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#34 Posted by jacksukeru (6551 posts) -

@Hizang said:

Dragon cause Dragonite and Garados, DONE.

Gyarados isn't a Dragon type, it is Water & Flying, and yeah I know that some dragon trainers have been using Gyarados but it's still dumb >:(

Speaking of dumb, I like Bug-Pokemon, they kinda suck but they look cool.

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#35 Posted by Im_a_Wizard (58 posts) -

Dragon because they're the most effective form of transportation (perpetually absent gym leader). You can fly, swim, I guess you can even hop on their back and make them walk, lol.

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#36 Posted by Canteu (2968 posts) -

@RockmanBionics: But he can use dragon moves so it totally counts!

Gyarados is a baws.

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#37 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -

Flying.

I've always liked the bird Pokemon and there's a good variation of Flying types to create a good team balance.

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#38 Edited by AndrewB (7814 posts) -

I wouldn't be a gym leader. I'd be at the top of the so-called Elite Four (which is always the Elite Five because of the champ). That's what using more than one type of Pokemon gets you.

In all honesty, probably Grass at this point, because I don't like my shiny Roserade going to waste. Make it a double battle and she can team up with my Cherrim. Maybe normal for the same reason with a Pidgeot, but also because there's a lot of cool niche normal types to use.

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#39 Posted by 49th (3523 posts) -

ROCK because they are the coolest looking.

Online
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#40 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3413 posts) -

Motherfucking DRAGONS.

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#41 Posted by spacetrogg (63 posts) -

I think I'd have to go with water, but I'd be more than happy to switch to bug or poison.

Any hoo I think my team would probably look something like this:

Poliwrath

Slowbro

Kingdra

Crawdaunt

Lanturn

Milotic

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#42 Posted by Bigheart711 (1272 posts) -

@StarvingGamer said:

I was actually a gym leader for a Livejournal Pokemon League around Diamond and Pearl. I was in charge of the Dragon Gym. Do you have any idea how hard it is to make a Dragon centric team without legendaries that doesn't flat out lose to anything with Ice/Dragon attacks? Really fucking hard.

Indeed! I used to be the Dragon Gym Leader for a period on time in my college's league and it took days just to have my Dragon-types reach Level 50 alone.

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#43 Posted by Robot_Sneakers (418 posts) -

Fire, I always love having Arcanine. Ghost would be my second choice and Dragon is cool but I only really like Dragonite,

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#44 Posted by NoMoreMutants (89 posts) -

Fighting type, complete with over the top WWE entrances for all my pokemon!

Blaziken

Heracross

Gallade

Poliwrath

Lucario

Metagross as a shocking ringer revealed mid battle!

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#45 Posted by big_jon (6428 posts) -

Powerlifter.

;)

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#46 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1259 posts) -

Take a guess.

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#47 Posted by DaMisterChief (612 posts) -

sidekick

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#48 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -

Water because I was a competitive swimmer most of my life and have an interest in water animals.

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#49 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

Ghost because no one would dare fuck with Gastly, Haunter, or Gengar. No one.

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#50 Posted by MezZa (2595 posts) -

Fire type or ghost type.

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