Volkner was said to be bored of Gym Battles because apparently it was too easy and predictable for him, and he was planning to face the Elite Four before you the player gave him a battle he would never forget.For volkner's return, i am questioning how strong he is i think he is around the e4 level i am not 100% sure if he is
i think he is around e4 currently but when he fought ash don't think he is e4I think he is close to that but not exactly at that level because Ash beat him at the Sunyshore gym and I never considered Ash to be at Elite 4 level in Diamond and Pearl before the Sinnoh league started.
agreedI think that he is a strong battler but he is one step below E4 level of strength. He seems to be slightly missing the edge to reach that point. Volkner sort of is like Raihan where both are incredibly strong and could have an intense battle with their region’s respective Champions but are still lacking the spark for them to actually win.
Melony is pretty strong too with her Lapras and Galarian Darmanitan. That Darmanitan can easily destroy any strategy you may have come up with if you aren’t careful.Depends what E4 though. Sinnoh E4, then yes. But if we look at Galar standards, then no (Piers, Kabu and Raihan are Champion level) and Opal was E4 level and considering many people see in Gordie the next Galar champion, he isn't a pushover either apparently.
I really want to know what the hell happened with Wallace in the animeAllegedly.
Though Platinum will always have Flint farther ahead of him, and Volkner pales in comparison to Maylene and Fantina, who have higher levels than him. It's more of an informed attribute.
Not unlike how ORAS did have Wallace literally use his Champion team set up in the Delta Episode.