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Least favourite gym leader

Discussion in 'Animé Polls' started by Shuriken Throw, Aug 16, 2019 at 6:30 AM.

  1. Shuriken Throw

    Shuriken Throw Well-Known Member

    Here is a thread to discuss our least favourite gym leaders from the Pokemon Anime series.
    I'll get started and say that mine is Viola. I did not like seeing Ash struggle with the first Kalos gym, especially since he struggled with that cheap ice field trick.
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  2. shoz999

    shoz999 The Legend of Mudkip

    Marlon. Where do I begin with this guy. We never get a look inside his Gym because the battle takes place outside. We rarely get to see Ash & Co. explore Humilau City or the Marine Tube nearby which is just one of the most graphically and artistically stunning locations of BW2. Also his ace Pokemon shouldn't be Mantine, it should be Jellicent from the games. They don't even treat this guy like a character of the day. They treat him more like a random stranger with almost no character or personality. Still, I did enjoyed the Pokemon battle somewhat but that's about really it.
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  3. J.Agera

    J.Agera Don't push your luck.

    It kinda made sense considering he is actually BW Ash, just came from Unova.
    That gym battle finally made him question himself which he should have done long ago in the BW series.
    He realised(with help from Serena) that he needs to step up.
    Thus, we get the competent Ash in XY.
    Basically converting BW Ash into XY Ash.
    Which is good that the writers didn't suddenly make him turn into a competent trainer.
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2019 at 8:07 AM
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  4. Pokegirl Fan~

    Pokegirl Fan~ "Christina"

    Probably a tie between Korrina and Skyla
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  5. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member

    I really never liked Marlon because he was just so easy to defeat in BW2 and was laughably weak for a final Gym Leader when compared to the likes of Clair and Juan with their Kingdra which was before the Fairy typing existed and Dragon types still pretty rare, Wulfric with his Avalugg that could punish harshly with Avalanche given that it also knew Curse and would most likely be attacking after you go, and Volkner who had Thunder Wave he could abuse. Wallace was also a challenge with his Milotic knowing Recover and the Marvel Scale Ability. With Marlon, all you really needed was a high leveled Pokémon that knew Thunder and/or Thunderbolt. Carracosta’s Sturdy could help it survive the initial attack but if you used a Super Effective multi-strike Attack on it, Carracosta goes down like paper. Even in Hard Mode, Mantine is considered very weak for an Ace if you can take it out with a Thundershock. This is even made worse that on Hard mode, I once nearly wiped out his entire team with a Lv 38 Galvatula with Thunderbolt and a single Volt Switch. That’s just sad.
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2019 at 1:16 PM
  6. MockingJ

    MockingJ (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ

    Wattson because he lost so fast and his two episodes weren't that great when I think about their content. Also Marlon because Ash and him didn't interact and his episode was wasted on Cameron.
  7. Zoruagible

    Zoruagible Lover of underrated characters

    "Hey, let's try to make one of the first two gym leaders in BW 2 work as the final gym leader" "That's a fine idea, let's do it! Nevermind the fact we've got Marlon and Drayden for Ash to fight" "And then let's further pour salt into the wound by making Ash lose to Cheren, and never battle the other two!"

    I like Roxie in the games, but she was literally the worst gym leader in Best Wishes! Why couldn't they give Cameron her and let Ash face Marlon instead? Then that new trainer.... whatever her name was from the end, they could have her face Cheren. While Iris beat Drayden. Problem solved, all gym leaders get great focus and don't make Ash or them look awful in the process!
  8. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 Still miss you, Lorne. Staff Member

    Misty. Couldn't stand her attitude sometimes.
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  9. Leonhart

    Leonhart The Lying King

    Corni, because she felt more like a giant billboard that was meant to advertise Lucario and Mega Evolution, and she traveled with Satoshi's group for a while which made the promotional effort worse.
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