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Which was the best Normal-type Gym Leader? - Results (158 votes)
39.87% (63 votes)
48.73% (77 votes)
3.8% (6 votes)
7.59% (12 votes)
This poll is now closed.
Getting near the end of the types now. Only 3 more after this! Anyways, today is Normal type, one of the most abundant types in the games. The very first wild Pokemon you'll ever run into in Red/Blue will be (at least part) Normal type (assuming you don't somehow get through Route 1 without an encounter). Normals often learn a variety of moves via TM, so they're very versatile.
As for the leaders, they're somewhat varied characters for what is essentially the "plain" type. Whitney has her infamous Miltank (which isn't hard to me, but eh), Norman has his Slaking and the build-up to the battle. Lenora has her Retaliate Watchog and Cheren was one of the Rivals for BW (though they really shouldn't have replaced Lenora...). I actually like Norman the most.
As usual, you're voting for which one you personally think was the best. This could be because of their design, personality, gym/room layout, difficulty or whatever else you see fit.
Grass: 1st - Gardenia: 46.58% of the votes; Ramos came 3rd (out of 4) with 12.33% of the votes. Fire: 1st - Blaine: 47.67% of the votes; Malva came 3rd (out of 5) with 16.26% of the votes. Water: 1st - Misty: 30% of the votes; Siebold tied for 3rd with Crasher Wake (out of 7) with 19% of the votes each. Fighting: 1st - Marshall: 28.44% of the votes; Korrina came 4th (out of 6) with 14.68% of the votes. Electric: 1st - Lt. Surge: 39.34% of the votes; Clemont came last (out of 5) with 4.1% of the votes. Bug: 1st - Aaron: 43.04% of the votes; Viola came 3rd (out of 4) with 20.25% of the votes. Ice: 1st - Lorelei: 26.92% of the votes; Wulfric came 3rd (out of 6) with 23.08% of the votes. Rock: 1st - Brock: 55.45% of the votes; Grant came last (out of 4) with 10.91% of the votes. Dragon: 1st - Lance: 37.33% of the votes; Drasna came last (out of 6) with 6% of the votes. Steel: 1st - Jasmine: 50.43% of the votes; Wikstrom came 2nd (out of 3) with 27.83% of the votes. Psychic: 1st - Sabrina: 53.66% of the votes; Olympia came 5th (out of 6) with 6.71% of the votes. Fairy: Valerie: Averaged out to a score of 3.79/5 (after rounding). Ghost: 1st - Morty: 34.43% of the votes. Flying: 1st - Winona: 41.73% of the votes.
Bonus Poll Results:
Professors: 1st - Oak: 43.83% of the votes; Sycamore came 2nd (out of 7) with 30.84% of the votes. Evil Team Leaders: 1st - Giovanni: 33.21% of the votes; Lysandre came 5th (out of 8) with 7.25% of the votes.
All of them were easy. Whitney did always pose a small threat thought. Admit it. In gold (wouldn't give badge so I ran around for hours without noticing) and coliseum(earthquake) and heart gold (scrappy)