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Hardest Gym Leader

Discussion in 'Pokémon Generation IV Discussion' started by iZor, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. Monozu

    Monozu この日、森の中・・・

    Morty's Hypnosis was really irritating. I found Falkner extremely difficult, too.
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  2. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    Out of curiosity, what was your Platinum version team like? I imagine that it must've had a lot of Fire/Ground Pokemon for it to be weak against Gyarados, but for that Gym match it's usually common to train an Electric-type to handle his Gyarados. That's what I did in Pearl since my team wasn't going to win without something to take down Gyarados with specifically.
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  3. WalesNote

    WalesNote Well-Known Member

    For Platinum, it's Gardenia and Fantina. The rest are easy, but those two have strong pokemon for the stage you'll be at.

    Soul Silver, my match with Falkner was mostly stalling for poison to knock out Pidgeotto, Bugsey killed my team twice before my zubat one shotted scyther, Whitney was easy, Morty was one destroyed by my Crobat's bite, Chuck was destroyed by my Meganium, Jasmine destroyed my team three times with magnamite's thunder wave/supersonic and her steelix's iron tail, Pryce was simple. Have yet to fight Claire so far.
  4. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member Moderator

    You'd better be prepared for her ace Pokémon! Claire can be tricky to defeat on your first try.
  5. Monster Guy

    Monster Guy Fairy type Trainer

    Fantina in Platinum. Her Haunter had Hypnosis and Confuse Ray, and it drove me up the wall. My Pokemon finally wakes up from sleep only for it to hurt itself in confusion, and Haunter puts me to sleep again. I also found out Pokemon don't recover from confusion while sleeping. :/

    Clair in HGSS, because her Kingdra refused to die! I felt like Whitney was nerfed in HGSS...
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  6. Prof. SALTY

    Prof. SALTY The Scruffy Professor

    EDIT: oops, I didn't read the thingo properly!

    Probably Fantina from Plat. I remember having a bit of trouble with her. Possibly Byron?
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  7. TwilightBlade

    TwilightBlade Well-Known Member

    Oh hell I remember how annoying Falkner was in HGSS. His Pidgeotto always spammed Roost and for me it was especially hard since my starter in SS was Chikorita. :p
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  8. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    Roost definitely was a pain in that Gym battle, although my main gripe about that first Gym match was that Hayato (Falkner) didn't receive a team upgrade other than having his Pokemon's levels boosted, but I wanted him to have something like Hoho (Hoothoot) on his team back then.
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  9. PokePlatinum14

    PokePlatinum14 Pokemon Platinum Master

    My team had Infernape,Rapidash,Tortarra,Empoleon,Noctowl and one other that I forgot but it wasn't electric.
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  10. Sakuyamon

    Sakuyamon Well-Known Member

    Difficulty for me went like this; Volkner > Fantina > Candice > Maylene > Crasher Wake > Byron > Gardenia > Roark. Volkner's Electivire in Platinum always gave me trouble.

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