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Which Champion was best? (SPOILERS INSIDE!) - BONUS Poll #3

#1NegaZeldaPosted 11/6/2013 2:14:40 PM
Which was the best Champion? - Results (338 votes)
Green/Blue
22.78% (77 votes)
77
Lance
9.47% (32 votes)
32
Steven
15.68% (53 votes)
53
Wallace
2.07% (7 votes)
7
Cynthia
43.79% (148 votes)
148
Alder
2.66% (9 votes)
9
Iris
2.37% (8 votes)
8
Diantha
1.18% (4 votes)
4
This poll is now closed.
The final bonus poll in the series of polls I have been running: this should have been seen coming. Each mainline Pokemon game has had a Champion of the Pokemon League. Typically, they are one of the strongest trainers the player faces and all appear at some point in the storyline before their eventual fight. Quite a few of them are not type specialists either.

Green/Blue is, obviously, the very first Champion ever shown in-game, going from cocky and annoying rival to the Champion spot in what must be a matter of minutes before you (you did fight him just before Victory Road after all). Lance took Blue's place after Red won but seemingly abdicated his title and famously did nothing during the Radio Tower takeover, setting a precedent for future Champions. Steven was just a wandering stone collector who gave you the Devon Scope to see Kecleon. He was also an easy battle if you picked Torchic. Wallace is fabulous. That is all.

Cynthia is well known for barging into regions that aren't her own. She is also known for putting up a pretty big fight. I know that, for me, Platinum is the only time I have ever lost at the Champion battle. Alder wasn't even faced the first time through the League (more on that below). The second time around, he doesn't seem very difficult and I wasn't particularly fond of his character. Iris seemed a strange choice for Champion and most of her team went down somewhat easily too. Nice background though. And music. *flameshield*

So, we come all this way through the Generations to our latest Champion: Diantha. Lots of people predicted this one. Lots of people also seemingly disappointed with her battle. I shall agree in that respect: the battle against her is really easy. Only Mega Gardevoir poses any sort of challenge. Her actual character is also pretty meh really. Imo, she is the third in a string of uninteresting Champions.

As usual, you are voting for which one you personally think was the best. This could be because of their personality, design, difficulty, room design or anything else you see fit.

NOTE: There are 2 people some might note as missing: Red and N. Red is not included because I am only counting Champions you face in battle whilst they are Champion. Red is, essentially, a secret boss (PWT does not count). N is not included because it was never made official or agreed by anyone of high stead. N never entered the Hall of Fame, which all other Champions presumably have done so. Green/Blue might not have done so either, but Lance (a person in good stead) calls him "the Champion", which I feel is good enough to be included in this poll.

Link to Dark E4 poll if you wanna be kind and vote there: http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/696959-pokemon-x/67743918

Personal opinion: Cynthia. I've gotta respect the only Champion to ever beat me outside of PWT.
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#2Solar20xxPosted 11/6/2013 2:22:49 PM(edited)
Cynthia. I know she appeared a bit too many times and she needs to rest, but she was by far the most difficult Champion I fought in the series. She had absolute variety in her team, and all were decent to very good Pokemon.

She also has the most powerful looking design while still looking like the beautiful lady that she is.
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#3_ClintonPosted 11/6/2013 2:21:38 PM(edited)
Blue (I'm calling him Blue k) has a Pidgeot, I <3 Pidgeot

Also story wise I find him interesting, dealing with the death of a pokemon (Raticate, I assume it died considering how he brings up death in Lavender Town when you face him there)

Oh and he goes on to be a Gym Leader you face before Red.
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#4Supah1337Posted 11/6/2013 2:21:05 PM
Between Blue and Cynthia for me, both were very memorable battles. I liked Alder's character but not his fight.

Diantha was absolute cake and kind of a flat character unfortunately
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#5Crimson_SpiderPosted 11/6/2013 2:21:58 PM
Cynthia. She's the only one that scares me. And is kind of hot. So it's like a double-whammy with the suspension bridge effect.
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#6DarkKirby2500Posted 11/6/2013 2:22:57 PM
As over publicized Cynthia is she's still the best Champion in design and Pokemon choice.

Diantha might be the easiest Champion to ever exist.
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#7Caolan_2k9Posted 11/6/2013 2:24:12 PM
I like blue the best but the overall best is Cynthia, no question.
Her team is build around Pokemon that only serve to annoy you and cause you a heap of trouble, all being a pain to eliminate and being seriously threatening.
#8Puglia77Posted 11/6/2013 2:25:33 PM
Cynthia's the most memorable. That Garchomp too.
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#9Tempestuous_SeaPosted 11/6/2013 2:25:42 PM
Can't decide between these two: http://i.imgur.com/GtMCdXJ.jpg
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#10MogKnightAzurePosted 11/6/2013 2:27:22 PM
I seem to remember Cynthia leads with spiritomb.. you just set up on it and you can sweep the rest of her team, even at a severe level disadvantage. She was easy.
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