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Ranking the Hoenn Gym Leaders Weakest to Strongest

Ranking the Hoenn Gym Leaders Weakest to Strongest
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leaders

from certain games like red and blue and the dodo series so I figured I would revisit the concept once more today and tackle the gym

leaders

from

Hoenn

in Ruby and Sapphire usually the gym

leaders

there is this idea that they get progressively more difficult as you move through your gym challenge that really is not always the case I'm taking a few things into consideration when I rank these

leaders

so does the Pokemon you'll be up against versus the selection of Pokemon you have available to you at the point in the game as well as the moves available to you versus the moves on their Pokemon even if the gym Mandir has Pokemon / level 40 that doesn't exactly mean they're harder to beat than any early gym leader with all 14 that might just be pretty tough for that part of the game let's get right into things and see just what kind of challenge

Hoenn

has for us starting off this list is the curious case of the second gym owner Brawley you actually don't have to battle brawl it until you have every other gym badge in the game if you can...
ranking the hoenn gym leaders weakest to strongest
believe it it's completely possible to skip him and take on the other six Gym

Leaders

that come after you can also do this with winona but I won't be holding that against her because most people actually skip brolic completely by accident wouldn't get to do for a talented Ruby and Sapphire you need to give Steven stone a letter in the cave and after that you're able the head of right to Slateport and get on with the rest of the game from there you can progress throughout the rest of the game no problem all be it without the usage of the flash ehm brawly's - pokemon are a makuhita and Machop and if you fight him when you're originally intended to it can be a little bit of a challenge they both have good attack stats and can really come at your starter Pokemon with their step biting moves they can easily be countered however by a Taillow using wing attack Taillow without a doubt wood out speed both these Pokemon and if it's also level 18 it's gonna be hitting just hard enough to possibly one shot them both there's an even simpler option and that's finding yourself a Ralts on route 102 the same place where wally gets his own at the start of the game Ralts will be able to use confusion to do some pretty good damage to both abroad c'mon you've got a few options but the fact that you can come back and wet the floor of this gym with her later on really just stacks the deck against this porridge in litter following a Brawley is the very...
ranking the hoenn gym leaders weakest to strongest
first gym leader in

Hoenn

and the one that comes before him Roxanne it's a bit unfortunate that Roxanne falls into the same hole that a few gym owners did during the first couple generations of Pokemon being a rock type user when two of the Surtur options are grass and water Roxanne's two Pokemon are level 14 Geodude and a level 15 nosepass and both are going to get absolutely trance by water and grass types it is especially bad for you dude as it is dual typed with ground and will definitely get one shot by a well-placed absorb or water gun though the challenge becomes a lot more real if you decide on Torchic is your starter you'd have to evolve it into a Combusken and end up over level just so you can get your hands on double kick a super effective fighting-type move depending on if you're playing Ruby or sapphire you'll have access to free Pokemon that they can assist you in taking down rocks in lotad seedot and true mish those three can back up Torchic well but you'll need to trim them up a bit because nosepass it's pretty hard with it's rock throw slash rock tune combo and can take a hit or two even when it is super effective Roxanne is on paper the easiest gym owner in the region but even then she offers a small spoon of a challenge the next caesium litter is actually a pair of

leaders

Tate and Liza for mossdeep city there's psychic-type

leaders

but they themselves greatly by having a pair of rock-type pokémon the big mean when it...
ranking the hoenn gym leaders weakest to strongest
comes to the

Hoenn

region is that it's old with water but that fact goes beyond just being a meme they were tuner and to pokémon in the

Hoenn

pokedex and of those there are 45 pokemon that have the water typing and that's a whopping 22 percent of the Pokedex artists over 1/5 considering how late into the game you are when you go up against a and Liza there's a pretty good chance you have water tape and if not then you've at least definitely got access to surf which you actually need to get to mossdeep the two pokemon that you faced off with in a double battle here are of course lunatone and Solrock a couple of psychic slash rock types that have pretty decent special attack stats the real issue here is soul rock as if a man does it take a water type move somehow it can send up a sunny day and weaken the power of water type moves as well as set itself up to use solar beam without delay they both have access to psychic as well which will pack a hard-hitting punch despite the fact that soul rocks special attack isn't it's grays Lynette tones you've got to be on the lookout for lunatone using comment as well as one or two of those set up will make the battle a lot more tough than it needs to be essentially this gym battle is pretty easy as long as you have water type running surf Swampert should easily help you wipe the floor of beats to l42 and if not there's a chance these twins could catch you off-guard and make this a very tough battle rounding...
out the bottom half of easier gin witters is the third and Helen a cheerfully electrifying man Watson Watson is where things start to get a little more tricky in Helen as his team of electorate types are fitted with the move sonic boom across all three pokemon the move sonic boom has an automatic 20 HP worth of damage to whatever pokemon it can beat and this early in the game you can easily have your Pokemon taken out by just two or three usages it can get worse though as if you aren't using Marshtomp at this point you don't have an immunity to the plethora of electric-type moves his team carries the three Pokemon he has are Voltorb Magnemite and Magneton and each one of them is pretty good in its own right the best of the three starters to have here is definitely Marshtomp though having a Combusken can also come in handy here as its fighting type moves will help out greatly against Magneton and Magnemite still typing Grovyle is only really any good here for resisting the electrode tip attacks but the point is none of them will enjoy taking sonic booms or Voltorb self-destruct if you want Watson to be at all an easy battle I'd suggest getting your hands on a ninja Chi ninjas only weakness in this battle will come to volt orbs roll out into a lesser extent supersonic for Magnemite and Magneton if you're not running either shedinja or Marshtomp when you're up against watson you can expect the challenging battle that may take more than just one try to get...
through let's get started with the four hardest Jim wears in Hellen by talking about the leader posted up in fortree city when Nona wenona is a master of flying types and your team in Ruby and Sapphire is no pushover she has a level 31 swallow all the 30 pelipper all the 32 Skarmory and a little 33 Altaria that Altaria man that is an incredibly strong pokemon boasting some great defenses and pre decent speed it comes in the battle of earthquake dragon breath aerial ace and of course dragon dance things can get out of hand very quickly against Winona and then in the start of Pokemon are really equipped to take her on Grovyle is simply not able to combat the fact that all of our other Pokemon have aerial ace and Combusken or Blaziken won't be able to do much either except maybe take out Skarmory that will leave you with either Marshtomp or Swampert but of course it's not a great option either considering that its ground type moves will be completely ineffective since you're not going to be able to lean on your starters here I'd have to suggest finding yourself a duo of Pokemon that should be able to put hurting on Winona there are two teams you can get to help out with this battle those being ice beam and thunderbolt from the Marvel game corner if you can manage to get your hands on an electric and train up until it evolves into metric you can throw the Thunderbolt team on it and you'll be able to take out swellow pelipper and skarmory with relative ease...
however you'll need a Pokemon to use ice beam at this point that try and take adult area and despite the times for weakness dice it has there are still a possibility it can tank one of these you've got to remember that using two super effective moves isn't always enough to take out a Jin litter as their Pokemon are usually prepared for such a thing this battle can be made easy but any battle can be it's still incredibly challenging if you don't take the steps of having a good fast lecture type on your side and of course my stat move taking the third place slot in difficulty here is the fourth gym where you face Flenory I brought up the foreign videos just how difficult it can be to deal with her and while it is even tougher and emerald her torkoal and ruby and sapphire is an absolute nightmare it's level 28 and uses overheat while backing those two moves up with attractive body slam gamefreak knew what it was doing when they gave torque will attract because they also made it female most starters are male mathur generation so if you thought you'd waltz in with Marshtomp and what the floor of this challenge yeah you've got another thing coming that overheat is also so strong it's even possible but it could one hit most of your team whether they resist fire or not and body slam can get very annoying with its chance of paralyzing you I know I'm completely ignoring that - Slugma she has but this pedals difficulty is all about that dang...
torkoal the best way to defeat her is essentially to know what is coming you're going to want to get your hands on a gravel ER and make sure it is female you all have access to magnitude at that point and want the resistances you should be able to deal with overheat and body slam or the very least get Oracle's special attack down enough for the rest of your team to come in and get a victory this battle is very difficult and very annoying and again it's also much worse than pokemon emerald if I was making this

ranking

based off of that game flannery would be sitting at number one without a question + albeit I've ignored them up until now both ever slugma have sunny day in light screen which can easily be used to power up toggles overheat even stronger and it's special defense will also get buff to completely taking water type moves off the table don't ever sleep on Flannery and historical folks the penultimate gym leader is next and that is your own father Norman I know a lot of you might be scratching your heads and saying mystic key to seize his normal types well that is true but the fact of the matter is he is bringing the incredibly dangerous slacking in the battle slacking has a base attack set of 160 which is the highest of any pokemon in Ruby and Sapphire and even if it has to take a turn to essentially recharge after every move at ghosts 4 because of the ability truant it can still absolutely annihilate one of your pokemon with a single you step...
aside the 30 Pokemon he uses or a level 28 slack King although wilfordii Vigoroth in yet another slack King but this time at low 31 you can't even turn to ninja in a battle like this due to each of them being prepared with Phinney attack quite frankly the only way to win this battle without being incredibly over levelled is to have fighting-type moves that hit like a truck your best bet to of course is to have a Combusken with double kick and try to enhance a little bit with bulk up though that might be a bit tough to do as well essentially when taking on Norman you'll need to be using a full team of 6 and have a few different Pokemon that use funny type moves I'd suggest going in the Battle of Combusken Hariyama Breloom and then a few Pokemon you'll be willing to be taken out so you can use potions and revives Norman isn't the most difficult battle in the region but that second slot King is quite a challenge if you manage to get through the first one you'll need to rely on putting at the sleeper confusing it to make the battle at all simpler it could have easily been the hardest battle of a group but one leader and they're aggravating ace just beat him out that's right closing things out here is the final leader of the region Wallace Wallace is a master of water type Pokemon and his team surely backs up that claim he's got himself a Luvdisc sealeo seeking whiscash and milotic let me tell you if you thought slacking was a pain to deal with...
then Milotic is going to absolutely ruin your day it makes sense if the final gym owner would be a challenge but Wallace's Milotic is practically unfair Swampert and Blaziken won't be much of a match for it and Sceptile really won't be either Milotic has a stunning base 125 special defense and a great base 100 special attack all of the chunky 95 base HP you've got to deal with a real special wall as only week two moves that hit from the special side in Gen 3 prior to the split my little qez recover twister ice beam and water pulse on its side so it can cover against all three starters essentially in order to defeat Wallace you're going to need the chip away and his entire team prior to reaching this monster and even then you'll need to have plenty of potions and revives just to get past too many times it'll be able to use recover I can't even say you can turn to elements like burn and poison because in my alone will receive a 50% boost to its defenses thanks to its marvel scalability however with enough perseverance you can probably use toxic on it and try to win a stone in battle against it the fact that you need to resort the toxic stall just goes to show how difficult of a battle this is and I can assure you that without being over leveled that the odds of winning this one in try isn't all that likely there's a reason why Wallis goes on to become the champion in Pokemon emerald and I'm going to bet his Milotic is a part of that...
well guys that's gonna do it for this one that top three is a real problem when playing these games and the fact that you've got to face Flannery Norman back to back it's probably enough to make some people rage quit playing Ruby and Sapphire for a little while all in all if you're playing the game with the more competitive mindset then probably no battle will be all that difficult for you but when just having a casual playthrough of the game it becomes pretty clear that a couple of

leaders

and Helen just we're not playing around what do you guys think though let me know in the comments below if I got this

ranking

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