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Norman is my favorite gym leader. Here's why.

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2 years ago#1
1. OMG you finally have a dad! And he's actually employed! AND you get to fight him later on and get a feeling of "Wow, I just surpassed my own father!" I was glad they finally implemented the main character having a father, and having some relevance to the plot in a fun way. Too bad they never gave the protagonist a father again. WTF why not?

2. He has a simple design and is not over-the-top ridiculous with his appearance and poses, like a lot of later gen Gym Leaders seem to be. He's just a plain ol' looking dude, which is fitting since he specializes in Normal-type Pokemon. Simplicity is the best.

3. He uses Slakings and a Vigoroth, some of my favorite Pokemon out there. I also found him really difficult when I was younger. Maybe not too much now, but I genuinely would have a tougher time with him than I did with gym leaders before and after.
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2 years ago#2
This is why I want Ma and Pa-Champ 2013 as either champions or double battle gym leaders. We haven't had one since Liza and Tate right?
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2 years ago#3
Bumpity
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2 years ago#4
Thinking about Norman made me realize that Emerald has the toughest Gym Leaders I ever fought :/
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2 years ago#5
Justwanttolook posted...
Thinking about Norman made me realize that Emerald has the toughest Gym Leaders I ever fought :/


Norman's difficulty is entirely based on whether you abuse protect. Slaking has the stats of a legendary (and Norman has two of them), but he's infamously predictable. The rest of his team isn't nearly as challenging.
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2 years ago#6
Yeah one great thing about Emerald is the level of difficulty; Norman and Tate/Liza can be an actual challenge, which is great.
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