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The toughest gym leader pokemon in each generation

#11undisputed2386Posted 8/22/2013 2:52:22 AM
slmcknett posted...
1) Misty's Starmie
2) Whitney's Miltank
3) Norman's Slaking
4) don't remember
5) Elesa's Emolga


Pretty much this. Although for Gen IV, for some reason Byron's Bastiodon gave me trouble...
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#12DaemonscharmPosted 8/22/2013 2:55:08 AM
1. Sabrina and her Alakazam. It was fast, strong and could sweep your entire party with Psychic. I always started out with Bulbasaur so yeah I was vulnerable to Psychic.

2. Claire and her Kingdra. Purely luck unless you catch an ice type early on. Whitney was a joke when I had a Graveller on my team.

3. Those psychic twins Claydol. Good lord. It doesn't help that every Pokemon they have besides Xatu is so defensive but Earthquake. Easily the hardest gym in the series.

4. They were all pretty easy.

5. The first gym always gave me grief. Bide with no fighting types early on except in BW2 if you catch a Riolu
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#13CakeOfLiesPosted 8/22/2013 5:26:43 AM
I only played SoulSilver, Platinum, and White 2, so I'll just compare them.

SoulSilver: Whitney with dat Miltank. I was a noob so even that Miltank was hard.
Platinum: Uhh... Maybe... Well... They were all really easy. The "hardest" would be Volkner because I didn't have SE moves against him (just a level lead).
White 2: Clay. Because of Excadrill. Good thing he doesn't know Earthquake yet... Just a couple more levels and...
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#14fahademonPosted 8/22/2013 5:37:38 AM
Gen1:Mistys Starmie
Gen2:Mortys Gengar
Gen3:Liza's Claydol/Tate's Xatu
Gen4:Volkners Raichu/Electivire
Gen5:Clay's Excadrill.
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#15alpha-apePosted 8/22/2013 5:38:26 AM
Kanto: Sabrina's Alakazam
Johto: Whitney's Miltank
Hoenn: Tate and the other one's Xatu and Claydol
Sinnoh: Nothing, the hardest was Fantina's Mismagius
Unova: Clay's Excadrill
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#16TheMasterTurtlePosted 8/22/2013 5:44:38 AM
Kanto: Sabrina's Alakazam
Johto: Kingdra
Hoenn: Wallace I guess?
Sinnoh: I'll give it to the Fourth Hokage
Unova: Drayden. Oh god, on my nuzlocke run. Drayden! DRAYDEN! The monster...
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#17P0k3m0nWaRR10R8Posted 8/22/2013 5:56:05 AM
1. Misty (Starmie)
2. None, though Clair was always a decent challenge (Kingdra)
3. Norman (Slaking)
4. None, though at one point I had difficulty with Candice for lack of Fire types
5. The Trio Gym was difficult for me, as was Lenora's Watchog, Clay's Excadrill, and Drayden. I never got why people said these games were too easy, because it's probably the first gen I actually struggled with some of the gym leaders (though that might be because I used my starter the entire game, and we all know how great they were)
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#18fedartzPosted 8/22/2013 6:19:41 AM(edited)
The toughest gym leader is mostly females.

In Kanto we have the Tomboyish Mermaid Misty

In Johto we have Whitsney Miltank and also Clair.

In Hoenn we have Winoona

I hate to say this but I really had a hard time with the ghost gym leader (forgot her name was)

Last but not least, she might not be the brightest, toughest whatsoever. Give your attention to SKYLAA!!!!
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#19Missingno_MastrPosted 8/22/2013 6:12:43 AM
Generation I: Really, they're all easy if you know how to deal with them, though I'd say Misty's Starmie has the most potential to give one grief. Heh, I actually swept Lt. Surge's team with a Beedrill on more than one occasion. Wasn't even overleveled or anything.
Generation II: The Dreaded Miltank of Death.
Generation III: In Hoenn, gotta be Norman's Slaking. Both of them are tied for this "honor" in R/S. You gotta have something with Protect if you hope to stand a chance, and on the second one, I only won due to Wynaut's Destiny Bond (not the Wynaut I have today, but that Wynaut's mother). In Kanto? Koga's Muk.
Generation IV: In Sinnoh, I don't recall that any of the Gym Leaders' Pokémon gave me particular grief, though taking on Roark's Cranidos was never fun. Unlike Geodude and Onix, Cranidos had no 4x weaknesses to exploit, and could actually take Monferno's Mach Punch/Bibarel's Water Gun before striking back with Headbutt. In Johto? Once again, the Dreaded Miltank of Death.
Generation V: I'll be perfectly honest here- Cheren's Lillipup. Wouldn't be so bad if they didn't increase the level at which Riolu learns Force Palm. Picked Tepig? Good luck evolving it this early. Try to use Riolu's Counter? Lillipup spams Work Up and OHKOs with Tackle. Use Dream Radar to bring in a Drifloon? Everything in Aspertia Gym knows Bite and is not afraid to use it. I speak from all-too-painful experience on those last two points.

What is it with Normal-type Gym Leaders always being the most frustrating?
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#20Missingno_MastrPosted 8/22/2013 6:21:09 AM
P0k3m0nWaRR10R8 posted...
5. The Trio Gym was difficult for me, as was Lenora's Watchog, Clay's Excadrill, and Drayden. I never got why people said these games were too easy, because it's probably the first gen I actually struggled with some of the gym leaders (though that might be because I used my starter the entire game, and we all know how great they were)

What- how did you have trouble in Striaton Gym? You are given a Pokémon with the advantage over the leader's strongest Pokémon practically right next to the Gym!

And the starters were just fine. I kept Emboar on my team in Black, never regretted it once. Matter of fact, B/W's Gym Leaders were only too easy for me.

Cress: Tepig took out Lillipup, Pansage took out Panpour.
Lenora: Two words: Pignite sweep.
Burgh: I think I used Zorua against Dwebble, but it was mainly Swoobat and Pignite that handled Burgh's team.
Elesa: The Emolga duo were easy enough to tackle, and Simisage OHKO'd Zebstrika with Seed Bomb.
Clay: Two words: Simisage sweep. I think Pignite helped out against Excadrill, though.
Skyla: If memory serves, Klang did most of the work with its Electric attacks. I think I used Zoroark against Swoobat, though- I know I used it in the match, because when I exited the Gym, N talked to my Zoroark.
Brycen: This one was all Emboar. I want to say Basculin (Red-Striped) had a hand (fin?) in it, but I don't know for certain.
Drayden: This one was kinda tough. No real type advantages to speak of- nothing I had knew any Dragon or Ice moves (the Ice Beam TM was post-game, and Basculin couldn't learn Blizzard). I believe Emboar handled Fraxure, I'm not entirely sure... I want to say I used Swoobat against Druddigon... But I know for a fact how I tackled Haxorus- 2HKO'd with Zoroark's Foul Play.
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