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Upcoming gym battles thread

Discussion in 'Animé Spoilers' started by JD, Feb 22, 2014.

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  1. ShadowForce720

    ShadowForce720 Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure some people said the exact same thing about the idea of Frogadier and Hawlucha being used and starring in the 4th and 6th gyms respectively, but we saw how that turned out, so I don't know why you would think Noivern having a quad weakness to Ice would stopped it from being used.
  2. Janovy

    Janovy Banned

    Hmm, they could always pull an X-Scissor and give Noivern Heat Wave.
  3. Lord Trollbias

    Lord Trollbias Y'all Salty Bishes

    Sending Frogadier into the Grass Gym Battle is just asking to be defeated
    Sending Hawlucha into the Fairy Gym Battle is just asking to be defeated
    Sending Krokorok into the Ice Gym Battle is just asking to be defeated
    And so on and so forth
    You'd think that after over a DECADE of this anime being in play people would learn that Type Advantage is not nor will it ever be the end all be all decider in battles in the anime.
    Writers could easily have Noivern pick up Flamethrower avoid getting hit and wreck house.
  4. dman_dustin

    dman_dustin Well-Known Member

    Unless you think the battle will be handicapped in Ash's favor like against Roxie, this makes NO sense whatsoever because obviously it's going to end up being a 1 vs 1.

    That still doesn't mean a 5 on 5 is bad or anything.
  5. Locormus

    Locormus Can we please get the old forum back?

    Unless said gym leader is Crasher Wake.. Because.. shudder.. xD

    Yeah, a 5v5 would be a good outcome. If Ash manages to capture the Phantump, I still see it sitting the battle out as Ash really seems to pick based on what he has used most frequent this series.

    I mean you can really tell that Greninja, Talonflame and Hawlucha are his core members. I mean it might look unimpressive, but after Snowbelle, Hawlucha will have been part of FIVE gym battles, and as far as we are now has only been the fall guy once out of four gyms and starred once and is looking pretty solid against Abomasnow here (though I wouldn't be surprised if Talonflame got this win and Hawlucha took out Cryogonal or something. Talonflame has an amazing trackrecord in the gyms this series compared to even Staraptor and Swellow. Greninja might not have semi-sweeped multiple gyms like Infernape did, but it's hard to ignore that it will have amazing strength.

    It's weird, Ash's badge-quest has been the Greninja, Talonflame and Hawlucha-show, with Pikachu subbing in the earlier gyms out of necessity, and Goodra being the sole exception. So if Noivern is in this gym, it would be weird in a sense. Even more if it's a full battle and Phantump joins in.
  6. Alexander18

    Alexander18 Banned

    They are not 4x weak against ice tough. It is better that Noivern take on league battles and team rocket. Ash's other pokemon can handle the final gym.
  7. DS0308

    DS0308 <--- Actually me

    Your response ignores the second half of the post - type advantage isn't as important in the anime, it's not something that can be used to instantly rule particular Pokemon out. It really wouldn't be that weird from that perspective to see Noivern show up.

    Then there's possible in-anime reasons like Noivern's speed can be used to outmanouevre Wulfric's slower/tankier Pokemon. Think of it that way rather than the game = anime way.
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2016
  8. jrizza88

    jrizza88 Meteorite

    It's also crazy to think about the fact that Talonflame will/has been in 7 out of the 8 gyms. Pikachu has technically had 4 (maybe 5 if it is in this gym), Hawlucha 5 and Greninja 3 (maybe 4 if it is in this battle).
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