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Which Striaton brother did you battle?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Generation V Discussion' started by NovaBrunswick, May 16, 2018.

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Which one of the Striaton brothers did you fight?

  1. Cilan (Grass)

    5 vote(s)
    38.5%
  2. Chili (Fire)

    5 vote(s)
    38.5%
  3. Cress (Water)

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  1. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    Striaton City Gym had three siblings as Gym Leaders: the Grass-type brother Cilan, the Fire-type brother Chili, and the Water-type brother Cress. Which brother you fought depended on your starter - so if you chose Snivy you'd fight Chili, if you chose Tepig you'd fight Cress, and if you chose Oshawott you'd fight Cilan.

    So which one of the brothers did you fight?

    Since I chose Tepig, I fought Cress with his Panpour. I got Pansage from the Dreamyard to help me out.

    (This only applies to the original Black/White; the brothers retired in B2/W2, but they can still be battled.)
     
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  2. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria The best Mega Evolution

    In White (I didn't get Black), I battled Chili because I picked Snivy. When I first challenged him, I didn't have any Pokémon that resisted Fire so my Pokémon didn't do too well against him. Then I went to the Dreamyard to get Panpour and I used it to defeat Chili eventually.
     
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  3. Aquarelle

    Aquarelle Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    I've fought each one at least once due to playing through BW several times. The very first one I battled, though, was Chili; this was during my first Black playthrough years ago, where I picked Snivy as my starter.
     
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  4. Cat's Eye Draco

    Cat's Eye Draco Well-Known Member

    Chili's the one I've probably battled the most, since I usually pick Snivy as a starter. I'm pretty sure I've battled them all at least once, though.
     
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  5. Cress.

    Not all that surprised people went the Snivy route and fought Chilli though.
     
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  6. Leonhart

    Leonhart Disney fanatic

    I fought Dent (Cilan), which didn't matter much since his brothers wouldn't have been much different as opponents since they simply used a different elemental monkey type.
     
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  7. M.P.

    M.P. Ghastly Gamer

    Cilan is the only one I haven't fought. I picked Tepig in White, so I fought Cress.
    Later, when doing a White playthrough on another site, I picked Snivy, and fought Chili.
     
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  8. Storm the Lycanroc

    Storm the Lycanroc Well-Known Member

    I usually choose Oshawott so Cilan is the one I fought the most.
     
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  9. KyogreThunder

    KyogreThunder Call of Fate

    I've always started with Oshawott, so I had to face Cilan.
     
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  10. PokeMon2.0

    PokeMon2.0 Pokémon Music Fan

    Cilan. I chose Oshawott. I’m also sure I’ve fought them all once.
     
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  11. Kage-Pikachu

    Kage-Pikachu Well-Known Member

    I just realized I NEVER fought Gym battle with Cress! I had all 3 starters but through trading and never got far enough to battle him. lol,
     
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  12. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria The best Mega Evolution

    I actually never fought both Cress and Cilan in Pokémon Black and White. EVER. I only played through White once and the starter I picked was Snivy.
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2018
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  13. Leonhart

    Leonhart Disney fanatic

    I never fought him either in Black and White, although I did face him in the sequels when I teamed up with his brothers at their restaurant.
     
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  14. Kage-Pikachu

    Kage-Pikachu Well-Known Member

    Gotcha, I played through both Black and White several times but still ever bothered to make Tepig my main starter.

    Same, that was the only time I got to battle his team.
     
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  15. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria The best Mega Evolution

    Personally I prefer Oshawott over Tepig. If I ever get the chance to do another BW playthrough, I will most likely battle Cilan for that playthrough.
     
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  16. Kage-Pikachu

    Kage-Pikachu Well-Known Member

    Same, I only had Tepig to add to my Pokedex but I never kept it on my team for long after evolving. I love Snivy but without its Hidden Ability I didn't find it very useful during my first play through.
     
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  17. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria The best Mega Evolution

    But for the third playthrough I would choose Tepig to get a taste of how all three starters will turn out and from there I would have challenged all three Striaton brothers in Black and White.
     
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  18. Kage-Pikachu

    Kage-Pikachu Well-Known Member

    I wish there was an option were we could have faced all three of them like in the anime. I'm sure I would have defeated them no problem (nose gets longer)!

    lol, and where the heck were those slackers during the assault on N's Castle! Fighting the Shadow Triad maybe? Who knows...
     
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  19. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria The best Mega Evolution

    Or maybe the player can get to choose which one the player would like to battle but it'll make the battle easy for those who choose the brother who specialises in the type weak to the player's starter.
     
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  20. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    I've fought all three brothers at least once at the Striaton restaurant in Black 2. My favourite to team up with would probably be Chili or Cress.

    Since Triple Battles were introduced in Gen 5, it would've been a great opportunity to fight all three of the bros. in one battle, although maybe not for the initial Gym battle.

    And the Shadow Triad thing: I've heard a fan theory that the Striaton bros. are in fact the Shadow Triad in disguise, because of their absence from the big showdown of (nearly) all the Unova Gym Leaders vs. Team Plasma. The Bulbapedia page on N's Castle just says Bianca couldn't get to the bros. in time. Typical Bianca, always running late. ;)
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2018

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