X and Y are the last straw in terms of gyms. Let me start off by saying I understand gyms were never a deadly task where only the most skilled trainers could get a badge, but at this point in time, in X and Y, there is literally NOTHING threatening about gym leaders. Here's a few reasons why I think they're so bad. 1. Stop giving gym leaders such low leveled pokemon. This goes for almost every gen, the gym leaders pokemon are barely above the trainers within the gym. 2. MORE F****** POKEMON! I Cannot stress this point enough, big bad tough gym leaders with 3 pokemon... Why don't the leaders have ATLEAST 5? (It should be 6, but if they wanted to save 6 just for the champion that's understandable) Same goes for the elite 4, I was laughing but extremely disappointed when I noticed every elite 4 member had 4 pokemon. Hardly worthy of being a member of the pokemon league. 3. Better AI. This would imporve the game in general. Here's an example, I'm in a fight with brock and he is using his onix, he gets me down to 1HP and it's time to select a move. His onix is faster than my pokemon, so I think "Oh well, this is it..." But no, brock commands his pokemon to use an attack that does no damage and I take it out on my turn. I think these things could help improve the state of the gyms, because as of today in gen 6, admit it... The gyms are a total JOKE. And don't come at me with that argument that the game is for kids, even younger kids would find these gyms a total cakewalk.
I definitely think trainers could use more Pokes across the board, but giving them higher level Pokes might not be the answer. Pokemon Platinum did that and I had to keep rechallenging the Elite Four to train to beat Cynthia, to the point that defeating the Elite First was a walk in the park and I still had to resort to Revive spamming to kill her Garchomp.
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