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If I Was a Pokťmon Gym Leader

Feb 19, 2020
- Greetings Pokéfans! Michael here, and something that a lot of Poketubers have talked about over the years is what their gym would look like, if they were a gym

leader

. What would his team be, where would the gym be, what would the puzzle be and more. But I had never done it myself, that is, until today. In this video, I'll go over my thoughts on if I had a gym and was a gym

leader

, in the Pokemon world, but actually I'll do it twice. First I'm going to check if I have a gym in the Galar region where I'm limited to types that aren't taken yet and then I'll check if I have a gym anywhere without any limitations.
if i was a pok mon gym leader
So don't forget to subscribe to my channel and let's get started on my Galar Region Gym where I would be an Electric Type Gym Leader. This choice was quite easy. Electric is not taken and is my favorite type. This is my character design for me as an Electric-type Galar Gym Leader. I'm wearing my trademark hat but with different colors and all my Pokémon are in Quick Balls, my favorite Pokeball. Of course, I'm wearing the electric uniform, but with plain black leggings instead of the regular ones with purple sparkles, simply because I thought the sparkles were too much.
if i was a pok mon gym leader

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My eyes are yellow because they fit well with electric typing and let's be honest, they make me watch anime. And my uniform number is 99. The meaning of the number 99 is that it was my jersey number in high school football, but it's also the jersey number of JJ Watt, who is my favorite professional athlete. It's also just a cool number. As for how my gym battles would work, I would like them to be like Raihan's, where it's double battles. In my Sword game, I tried to make all my gym battles fair, where I only used the same amount of Pokemon as the gym leader, played with the set battle style, and used no healing items.
if i was a pok mon gym leader
The Raihan battle was the closest of all and ended 1v1. Also, ignore my Corviknight there, it's the fifth Pokemon I sent out, because I had to and it was in my party and I intentionally didn't attack with it, it didn't participate. That battle, being a double battle, is the reason why it was such a close and epic battle. I would just think double battles are straight forward, more fun than single battles. There are fewer changes. There is more strategy on when you should protect, when you should attack, and who you should attack, when you attack. There are all sorts of really cool interactions, too, between allied Pokemon, how their abilities work, and some abilities only work in double battles.
if i was a pok mon gym leader
And I think it's much more interesting. Because of my love for double battles, I would like my gym to host them. It would be 4v4 double battles, just like Raihan's gym and also like Raihan's battle, it would use an environment strategy. But instead of Sandstorm, I would use Electric Terrain, activated by my Electric Surge Pincurchin. My first Pokémon, Pincurchin's main role is, as I said, to set up Electric Terrain, thus powering my team's electric moves. After that, it simply starts hitting the challenger's Pokemon with physical moves like Zing Zap, Poison Jab, and Liquidation to cover up against ground-types.
It could give it Protect for its fourth move, but it could also give it an entry hazard like Spikes. By the way, I should mention that these movesets I give for these Pokémon assume that I am one of the last, if not the last, gym leader. So I have the most options for movesets. I'm doing that, because I didn't want to limit myself. My other main Pokemon would be Lanturn. Lanturn has always been a Pokémon that I thought was very well designed, but never got a chance to use it. That is, even my electric gym.
Its main role is to be a strong counter to the opposing ground-types, which the challenger will surely bring since it's the only strong type against electric. Lanturn would have Volt Absorb as his ability because it's a double battle situation, where I can have teammates hit him with the electric moves to heal him. It wouldn't happen very often, I guess with Pincurchin because Pincurchin would have to attack Lanturn instead of the enemy pokemon, but to the other two pokemon, I would give them Discharge because they are special attackers, so Discharge works on them and then they can hit the other pokemon. enemy Pokémon and heal Lanturn at the same time.
Lanturn would run Thunderbolt and Scald for Stab attacks. Ice Beam to cover grass types and then Protect or maybe Whirlpool to trap enemy Pokemon. My next team member is Vikavolt. While Vikavolt's Levitate prevents me from getting the benefits of Electric Terrain, I just thought it wouldn't be right for me to not have my second favorite Pokemon of all time, in my gym team for the type that it is. I have to include Vikavolt. Also, while Levitate doesn't cause Electric Ground to boost it, it helps prevent earthquakes from damaging it. Vikavolt would run Discharge as I mentioned above for when it's next to Lanturn.
Thunderbolt for when it's not, Bug Buzz and Sticky Web to help my whole team with their speed problem, because Pincurchin, Vikavolt and Lanturn are slower. It doesn't have any coverage for opposing Rock or Fire-types, which are its weaknesses, but the idea is for Lanturn and Pincurchin to take care of them with their Water-type coverage. Now you may be thinking that it is strange that none of my Pokemon so far have Thunder Wave. After all, most Electric-type gym battles, throughout the entire history of Pokémon, have at least one Pokémon with Thunder Wave, because paralysis is Electric-type.
However, while I don't have Thunder Wave on any of my Pokemon, I do have another way where I intend to diffuse status conditions. And that's with my ace Pokémon, Gigantamax Toxtricity. Toxtricity is one of my favorite Gen 8 Pokémon, and its Gigantamax form is my favorite of all. It's the perfect Pokemon to have as my ace for a Galar Gym, and it works perfectly since no other Gym Leader or Trainer in the game uses one. Its special move G-Max Stun Shock poisons or paralyzes both enemy Pokemon, which is how I'll spread status conditions everywhere. As for his moves to use once he's back to normal, I'd run Discharge as I mentioned, Overdrive for when I don't need to heal Lanturn, Sludge Bomb, and Hyper Voice so I don't hurt my ally Pokémon with Boomburst.
It would be the Amped form because I like that form better, and his ability would be Punk Rock to boost Overdrive and Hyper Voice for when I'm not Gigantamaxed. Toxtricity is such a great Pokémon that it's very popular, so I'm a little surprised that it didn't end up as the star Pokémon for any of the big name trainers in Galar. My gym would fix that. Now for the gym itself. The location, I am flexible on. The only two towns in the entire Galar region that don't already have a stadium are the first two towns and they really wouldn't have room for one.
So let's say I'm a minor league leader who gets strong enough to replace one of the eight major gyms, so if I had to pick a ballpark to switch to, I'd pick Turffield's. Even though the rural environment around it doesn't really fit the electric type, it's such a nice place that I think it would be great to spend a lot of time. Also, the likely Gigantamax Toxtricity on the hill would be pretty poetic, since I'd be using one too. For the gym puzzle, I'd imagine something to do with memorization and EDM music. So there are various colored lights that play a sequence of notes that you have to memorize, then you walk around and step on certain colored buttons that correspond to the notes to make the same little melody.
If you do it successfully, it will play a little EDM riff with that melody you just put as the main melody, but other stuff will be added to it, so it's just a couple of notes. If you mess up, you have to fight a trainer, but once you beat them, it still plays the little riff, because you know, that's fun. Also, if you're worried that a music puzzle will be difficult for those who are hard of hearing to solve, like I said, there will be colored lights and buttons, so you can solve the puzzle visually as well.
The last thing I need to cover is what my team would look like in the Champions Cup, since all the Gym Leaders can come back and compete with full teams of six. Well, unfortunately, as Raihan, I would be forced to participate in single battles instead of double battles, I still think I could still hold my own. While my base team of four would remain the same, the Pokemon I would add would be Dracozolt and Boltund. Dracozolt is the faster of the two Zolt Fossils and is therefore more likely to deal heavy damage with Bolt Beak. And Boltund is an attractive Pokémon that would give my team some much-needed speed.
For the solo battle aspect, I think I'd probably lead with Pincurchin to set up Electric Terrain right away. And then right away just Self Destruct, so you can get a Pokemon that's better suited for sweeping, even faster. So that concludes my idea if I had a Galar gym, but now my second idea as a gym leader, where I don't have restrictions on location or equipment or anything like that. So if I had to choose any part of the Pokémon world, I would choose the Hoenn region. After all, it is my home region. The location would be Fortree City, which has been my favorite city in the Hoenn region since I was a kid.
I know Winona already has a gym there, but like I said, no restrictions. We'll pretend she died in a plane crash. (explosion) Okay, never mind, that's horrible. She rose to be a member of the Elite Four after Drake retired. Are you happy now? Fortree City, which is my favorite city because it's literally a city of tree houses, an aesthetic that I've always loved. Whether it's Fortree or the Ewok cities on Endor or the Freedom Fighter base on Avatar, if you have a village that's all tree houses, I'm going to like it. Being surrounded by greenery and at the same time being so high up and connected to it is beautiful.
This is why I would make my gym a grass type gym. First of all, it's my second favorite type behind electric and we just did the whole electric thing, but also because it would fit so well with Fortree because you're so connected to nature there. I'm honestly surprised that the Fortree gym wasn't a grass gym from the start. Hoenn already had a water type gym and a fire type gym, why not complete the triangle. Also another reason why I would like to be a grass type gym leader is that Ramos gym from X and Y is my favorite gym interior in any pokemon game.
It's beautiful and cool to climb to the top of this huge tower, while the leaves are falling everywhere and you find this nice office space at the top, which is like their little laboratory. That's great. This is my design for myself as a Fortree City Lawn Gym Leader. The rope and the Go-Goggles are there because of what this version of me mostly does, in his spare time, working on the treehouses and stairs of both Fortree and the Fortree gym. The rope of course is used to tie down the wood and the goggles are there to protect my eyes when I fly in the back of my Tropius which helps me work the tree houses much higher up in the trees and are therefore more difficult. get on.
The leaf style on my shirt is a nod to Tropius' leaf wings. I like to think that one big change that the Gym Leader brought to Fortree is the implementation of lifts. As of now, Fortree only has ladders, which don't really work well for people who aren't physically able, so I like to think he implemented, like wooden platforms with ropes and a pulley system, using counterweights, you know. . Like, engineering! My gym would make use of these elevators and I imagine it like Byron's gym in the Sinnoh region, but with wooden platforms raised by ropes, moving instead of the floating metal ones.
The challengers would have to navigate their way through this maze of wooden platforms and elevators that are linked between the trees and it looks great, until they finally catch up with me at the top, in the large wooden platform battle arena I've built, in the tippy-top canopy of trees, high above the houses in Fortree. That can seem dangerous if the challenger brings, like a super heavy Pokémon, but don't worry, engineering, it's structurally sound. And also when I say high up, I mean elevation, they are not directly above the houses. My team would, of course, depend on what Gym Leader number I am, but if I had the honor of being the last Gym Leader and had a full team of six, this would be my team.
First there is Tropius, as I already mentioned. He's out of his Pokeball most of the time since, like I said, it's my main mode of transportation, between all the different levels of the tree houses. It's not my strongest Pokemon, but it sure can hold its own, especially when the opponent can't fly to keep up with it. Next up is Breloom, a Pokémon thatI've always really liked it and one of the best designed Pokemon out there. His springy arm strikes are a force to be reckoned with. Then there's Whimsicott, a great support Pokemon that I like to use to set up Tailwind for the other members of my team.
Then there's Ludicolo, my main answer to challengers planning to take me down with Fire types. Since it can learn both Rain Dance and Sunny Day, I can choose which weather helps me the most, depending on whether the challenger leans more towards fire types or not. Next up is Sawsbuck, a very cool Pokémon that ends up in its summer form for most of the year, due to the tropical climate of the Hoenn region. And finally there's Mega Sceptile, my first starter Pokemon that I got when I started my journey, back in Littleroot Town. It is my most powerful Pokémon by a considerable margin and has finished many battles with one hit.
I only activate his Mega Form against the strongest challengers, as his sheer power risks damaging the surrounding infrastructure. I considered using Torterra and Decidueye, but ultimately decided that my team should really only have one starter. Also, if I were to limit my team selection to Pokémon that are in the Hoenn Pokedex, then I would trade Whimsicott and Sawsbuck for Shiftry and Roserade. Roserade is in the ORAS Pokédex. I also like Cacturne, but since it's a cactus, I didn't think it would fit very well in the tropical forest type area. So I didn't choose it.
My gym badge would be... Honestly, I don't care. I've never cared so much about the particular emblem, so it just... It looks like a tree. It's the tree badge, there you have it. Thank you so much for watching and an extra special thanks to my patron on Patreon who is helping to support me in a way independent of the bad fluctuating and unreliable income from YouTube. If you'd like to help support me in the same way and get some cool benefits in return, like my ad-free videos, the link is in the description below. Also, don't forget to check out more of my fun Pokemon content, including my Metronome Battle Federation week two battle!
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