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If you were a Gym leader, what type would you choose?

Discussion in 'Pokémon General' started by Morgaine, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. Morgaine

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    Most Gym leaders only have Pokémon from a certain type. Of course, you have exceptions, like Volkner in Diamond and Pearl, but still, most of them solely focus on one type.

    I personally would go with either Dark or Fire Types. I am still sore about the fact that there hasn't been even one single Dark-type gym. They are versatile and generally have pretty well thought out designs. An ideal Dark type gym team would be something along the lines of:

    Absol
    Liepard
    Houndour/Houndoom
    Murkrow

    My reasons for a Fire-type gym have less to do with my (righteous) anger at being snubbed, and more to do with the love I have for the type. I keep coming back to this, aren't I? Anyway, a perfect team would be:

    Ninetales
    Talonflame
    Quilava
    Braixen
    Lampant

    Now is the question, if you were a Gym leader, what type would you use?
     
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  2. Dusty

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    I've always liked Ground types, so would go with them. Team would consist of:

    Gligar
    Gastrodon
    Golurk
    Hippowdon
    Sandslash

    Gym would have a dry cracked mud kind of motif.
     
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  3. Sugar

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    I have a real soft spot for Fairy types (as does one of my guy friends), so that's the way I'd go. My ideal Fairy-type lineup would be the following.

    - Clefable

    - Klefki

    - Mawile

    - Slurpuff

    - Togetic
     
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  4. Cadbberry

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    I would use Fairy types in my gym, this would be my team/

    Alolan Ninetails
    Mimikyu
    Klefki
    Gardevoir
    Audino
    Shiinotic
     
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  5. Shadria

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    I would have to go with Poison, like Roxie. I love watching the other trainers panic as their Pokémon's HP dwindles as they realize they forgot to pack Antidotes, Pecha Berries, ect to stop the toxins. >u< I'm horrible like that
    Pokémon I would use:
    Seviper (gym mascot, like Clefairy was for Whitney and Koffing was for Roxie)
    Nidoqueen
    Crobat
    Salazzle
    Roserade
    Gengar-Mega/Poison Z Crystal
     
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  6. Lunar-Peacle

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    I can't decide what type do I like...I like to take advantage of dual types because of a good coverage. Even though I would like flying types, my choice of team members would be too similar with Hoenn Gym Leader Winona's for instance. So I thought of using different types, both of which I love.

    Grass type
    - Tropius (Grass/Flying)
    - Meganium (Grass)
    - Shiftry (Grass/Dark)
    - Ludicolo (Water/Grass)
    - Breloom (Grass/Fighting)

    Water Type
    - Swampert (Water/Ground)
    - Kingdra (Water/Dragon)
    - Sealeo (Ice/Water)
    - Ludicolo (Water/Grass)
    - Pelipper (Water/Flying)
    I can't decide what type do I like...I like to take advantage of dual types because of a good coverage. Even though I would like flying types, my choice of team members would be too similar with Hoenn Gym Leader Winona's for instance. So I thought of using different types, both of which I love.

    Grass type
    - Tropius (Grass/Flying)
    - Meganium (Grass)
    - Shiftry (Grass/Dark)
    - Ludicolo (Water/Grass)
    - Breloom (Grass/Fighting)

    Water Type
    - Swampert (Water/Ground)
    - Kingdra (Water/Dragon)
    - Sealeo (Ice/Water)
    - Ludicolo (Water/Grass)
    - Pelipper (Water/Flying)
     
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  7. Captain Comet

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    I'd go for either Ghost, Dragon, or Electric.

    Ghost:

    Gengar
    Golurk
    Sableye (Mega)
    Mimikyu
    Chandelure
    Cofigrigus

    Dragon:

    Hydreigon
    Haxorus
    Kommo-o
    Turtonator
    Kingdra
    Dragonite

    Electric:

    Electivire
    Alolan Raichu
    Eelectross
    Lanturn
    Heliolisk
    Alolan Golem
     
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  8. ~Nova~

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    I'd most likely be an Electric type Gym Leader. Not because of stats or anything, I just really like electric types.
    My team would probably consist of:

    Raichu
    Togedemaru
    Lanturn
    Ampharos
    and Eelektross

    I could possibly (although less likely) be a Water type Gym Leader:

    Feralgatr (starter, don't care :3)
    Azumarill
    Araquanid
    Jellicent
    and Wailren

    Also could be Flying:

    Staraptor
    Talonflame
    Vivillon
    Minior
    and Emolga

    And I'll do one more: Ghost.

    Gengar
    Chandelier
    Mimikyu (because MIMIKYUUUUUUU)
    Sableye
    and Aegislash

    They're in order from most likely to least likely. I just did a lot, but OH WELL IT WAS FUN.
     
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  9. Peerman

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    I would go for a water type gym, just because I love that type so much. My team would be:

    Blastoise
    Greninja
    Swanna
    Gyrados
     
  10. Rafael

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    I would definitely go with Fairy types! I love many of the Fairy type Pokémon in the game right now. If I had to choose a team, I'd go with my faves:

    - Clefable
    - Primarina
    - Klefki
    - Togekiss
    - Ninetales (Alola)
    - Sylveon
     
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  11. Lumi

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    I would probably have to do water because of my love for Pyukumuku.

    The team would be:
    Pyukumuku
    Politoed
    Alomomola
    Vaporeon
    Jellicent
    Gastrodon

    Have it be a stall team to just annoy the shit out of trainers
     
  12. Fizzysoda

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    Ehh... I'd either be a dragon or a water-type leader because those are my favourite types.

    As for my team, it's probably going to be something like:
    (Water)
    [3D='empoleon'][3D='gyarados-mega'][3D='gastrodon'][3D='starmie'][3D='ludicolo'][​IMG]
    (Dragon)

    [​IMG][3D='hydreigon'][​IMG][3D='altaria-mega'][3D='dragalge'][3D='dragonite']
     
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    I would definetly be a fighting type gym leader.
    My team would consist of

    Hariyama
    Hitmontop
    Primeape
    Sawk
    Pangoro
    Bewear
     
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  14. JohtoChimes

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    If I were a Gym Leader I would use Normal type. I would use a Porygon2, Ditto, and Castform, and the Gym 'theme' would be type changing. Each of the three Pokémon I have use moves and abilities to change their type, so even though it is a Normal type gym, any challengers would have to be able to adapt to different circumstances in order to win.

    The badge I would give out would be the Adaption Badge :) [​IMG]
     
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    I'd use Psychic type Pokémon for sure! It's my favorite type, so it's an easy pick for me :D

    My team would look something like this:

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  16. Morgaine

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    I am happily surprised to see so many different teams, even if the typing is the same. I do find it very interesting that most of you default to the six Pokémon teams, even if most gyms don't do that.
     
  17. arcy

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    i ? love this ?
    anyways !!! as a gym leader, id be either psychic or steel because while psychic is my favorite steel has a lot of Pokémon i really like
    as psychic, id have
    - espeon
    - gallade
    - sigilyph
    - slowking
    - delphox
    - claydol

    as steel, id have

    - skarmory
    - aggron(or lairon)
    - magnezone
    - metagross(or metang)
    - lucario
    - scizor.
    listen i was aiming for 4-5 Pokémon w a lot unevolved but i..... couldnt...... maybe i just use like 3-4 and seitch out occssionally lmao
     
  18. ShinyFlygon

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    It's tough for me to choose since I have like 4 favorite types, but the one that jumps out at me first would probably be Ghost-type. I'd wanna have a good representation of type combinations, so my team might look something like:

    - Gengar (with Mega stone)
    - Alolan Marowak
    - Aegislash
    - Dhelmise
    - Mimikyu
    - Golurk

    I don't think I'd use all 6, but maybe I could like switch out how many I use depending on the experience of the challenger? Especially Gengar, who I'd probably reserve for experienced trainers only
     
  19. East

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    @[member="arcy"] you're not the only steel type user!

    Back when I was part of the LV league, I was actually the grass elite four. I thought I'd be cool and bring back @[member="broongus"]'s arbor badge in essence, but I mainly wanted to test my own skill with the type.

    My first choice, though... Steel. If it weren't for @[member="Karzarill"] I'd have snatched that type up quicker than you could even say the word "steel." I was a steel-type gym leader in a PS league back in the early days of private servers, and I LOVED my team:
    • Metagross
    • Registeel
    • Ferothorn
    • Heatran
    • Aegislash (changed to Lucario after it was banned)
    • Magnezone
    Those really were the days. I loved that league and the LV league. If there was a recreation, I'd say that my team (provided the 2 wildcard rule we used to have for gym leaders) would be more like:
    • Registeel
    • Metagross
    • Aegislash
    • Bisharp
    • Marowak-Alola
    • Pelipper
    But, we'll see if that comes back :)
     
  20. ✯Ho-OhLugia✯

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    If I was a Gym Leader, I'd look up to my favourite out there (Blue) and be a mixed Gym Leader! The reason being is that I don't like limiting myself to only one type, and trainers would struggle preparing a strategy against me. I'd have Pokémon such as:

    • Weavile
    • Aurorus
    • Lurantis
    • Luxray
    • Furfrou
    • Rapidash
    Each of those hold a special place in my heart. But if I could have Legendary Pokémon (highly unlikely), the list would include Latios, Entei, Arceus, Zekrom, Thundurus, Xerneas and Lugia.
     
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