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Sword/Shield If you're a Galar Gym Leader, what's your type?

Discussion in 'Switch Pokémon Games' started by Smooshie, Aug 27, 2021.

  1. Smooshie

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    Exactly what it says on the tin! If you were a Galar Gym Leader, what would your type/speciality be? What Pokémon would be on your team and would you have a Gigantamax 'mon on your team?

    As for me, I think I'd go for being a Dragon type gym leader! There's so many bbies to adore and my team would be as follows:
    Appletun (G-Max), Dracozolt, Dragapult, Dragonite and Goodra *_*
     
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    Fairy Type Gym Leader!

    If it's Galar, my gym challenge would be navigating through a maze filled with mist from Misty Terrain (Pokémon on the sidelines of the field will use the move). The player cannot see in front of them, and must navigate through memory. If they run into a ralts or kirlia, it may burn one random Pokémon with will o wisp, paralyze it with Thunder Wave, heal one with heal pulse, or teleport you back to the start. You may also find trainers, who will try their best to stop you.

    When you navigate through, you face Manta, the Fairy Type Gym Leader!

    My team consists of:



    While I prefer to Mega evolve Gardevoir, I will settle for Dynamaxing her instead.

    You would get the Mist badge (or if I have to follow Galar rules, the Fairy Badge). And I would give out the TM for moonblast...if we imagine it was a tm because fairy deserves more tms.
     
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    I think I would be poison type, I love the outfit colors to start and there were some great additions to the type in Galar
    Going for the final team of 6 here, if I were the last gym for example:
    Haunter, Skuntank, Toxicroak, Galarian Weezing, Galarian Slowking, Toxtricity (Dynamax, Ace)

    The gym puzzle would be based around alchemy with mixing potions together to get different colors/effects.
     
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    A Psychic type with a music theme!

    The mission would be a glorified game of Simon--get the pattern wrong at any point, and you fight an attendant (the initial run is not terribly long--you only have to memorize eight notes--in a rematch, you would have to memorize twelve notes. The pattern would also change every time you got it wrong and fought a battle, so resetting to avoid a battle won't help you here.

    My lineup:

    Hattrem
    Galarian Ponyta
    Espeon
    Gardevoir (ace; Dynamax)

    Since (type) Badge is boring, I will assume this is my imagined Galar with jewel badge names. If you beat me, the Tourmaline Badge and a TM for Psybeam is yours.
     
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    You guys, I'm seeing a theme.

    First poster did dragon
    I responded with fairy
    Next is poison
    And now psychic?

    Next poster has to be someone who wants a dark, bug, or ghost gym.

    I ask you to make this a thing.
     
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    Tbh I actually want an ice-type gym. But since we're following a pattern here, might as well roll with bug instead. ;)

    For the gym mission, challengers must climb a net wall and battle gym trainers at the checkpoint between nets. But here's the catch: there will be some Spinarak-like thingies moving vertically on the net. Touch Run into one and you'll be dropped back to the last checkpoint you've passed, so you'll need to move left and right to dodge them. Muffet battle, anyone?

    Speaking of battles, here's my six-mons squad:
    • Araquanid (or Golisopod for arachnophobic version)
    • Galvantula (or Vikavolt for arachnophobic version)
    • Ribombee
    • Frosmoth
    • Centiskorch
    • Gigantamax Orbeetle
    That, of course, is subject to change. If this were, say, the first or second gym, I'd say Dewpider and Dynamax Joltik would be enough. Or Snom and Dynamax Dottler in case the challenger has arachnophobia. That's why I, as the gym leader, will ask the challengers whether they have arachnophobia before starting the gym mission.
     
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    Hmmm theres clearly a pattern here. I wpuld have loved to go with Fairy but theres already a fairy leader here and theres a pattern. So I guess I'll go with Flying.

    The mission would be something akin to something in the Pokeleathon. One of the jump minigames where you fling your Pokémon up high to get points. Maybe it would involve you jumping on a massive tampoline and grabbing some stuff hanging by the ceiling. Maybe theres a key among them and you need that to progress to the gym battle. But theres some duds too as well as passes that make gym trainers confront you.

    As for the battle, this will be my squad. This is assuming I get to use 6 fully evolved Pokémon. If I were an earlier gym then feel free to deevolve the squard as you wish.

    • Driftblimb
    • Noivern
    • Braviary
    • Mantine
    • Butterfree
    • Gigantimax Corviknight
     
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    Fun fact that I forgot to say earlier: both the fairy and psychic gyms have Dynamax Gardevoir as their aces. :D
     
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    Fun fact: that's because gardevoir is an amazing Pokémon!!!
     
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