– Greetings Pokefans! Michael here, and something that many Poketubers havetalked about over the years is what their gym would be like, if they were a gym leader.
What their team would be, where the gym would be, what the puzzlewould be and more.
But I have never done thatmyself, that is, until today.
In this video, I willbe going over my ideas for if I had a gymand was a gym leader, in the Pokemon world, but I'llactually be doing it twice.
First I'll be going over if Ihad a gym in the Galar region, where I'm limited to typesthat are not already taken and then I will be goingover if I had a gym anywhere with no limitations whatsoever.
So don't forget tosubscribe to my channel, and let's get startedwith my Galar region gym, where I would be anelectric-type gym leader.
This choice was pretty easy.
Electric is not taken andit's my favorite type.
This is my characterdesign for myself as an electric-typeGalar gym leader.
I'm wearing my signature hatbut with different colors and all my Pokemon are in QuickBalls, my favorite Pokeball.
I'm of course sportingthe electric uniform, but with plain blackleggings instead of the regular onewith purple sparkles, simply because I thought thesparkles were a bit much.
My eyes are yellowbecause they fit well with the electric typingand let's be honest, they make me look anime.
And my uniform number is 99.
The significanceof the number 99 is that it was my jersey numberin middle school football but also it's the jerseynumber for JJ Watt, who is my favoriteprofessional sports player.
Also it's just a cool number.
As for how my gymbattles would work, I'd want them to bejust like Raihan's, where they're double battles.
In my play through of Sword, I tried to make allmy gym battles fair, where I only used thesame amount of Pokemon as the gym leader, playedon the set battle style and didn't use healing items.
Raihan's battle was theclosest of all of them with it ending 1v1.
Also, ignore myCorviknight there, it's the fifthPokemon I sent in, 'cause I had to andit was in my party and I intentionallydidn't attack with it, it didn't participate.
That battle, beinga double battle is the reason it was sucha close, epic battle.
I'd simply think that doublebattles are straight up, more fun than single battles.
There's less switching.
There's more strategy aboutwhen you should protect, when you should attackand who you should attack, when you attack.
There's also all sorts ofreally cool interactions, between ally Pokemon, how their abilities work and some abilities onlywork in double battles.
And I just think it'sway more interesting.
Because of my lovefor double battles, I'd want my gym to host them.
They'd be 4v4 double battles, just like Raihan's gym and also like Raihan's battle, I would use anenvironment strategy.
But instead of Sandstorm, Iwould use Electric Terrain, activated by my ElectricSurge Pincurchin.
My first Pokemon, Pincurchin's main role is to, as I said, set Electric Terrain, thus powering up theelectric moves of my team.
After that it juststarts smacking thechallenger's Pokemon with physical moves likeZing Zap, Poison Jab and Liquidation for coverageagainst ground types.
I might give it Protectfor its fourth move, but also might give it anentry hazard like Spikes.
By the way I should mentionthat these move sets, I'm giving for thesePokemon are assumes that I am one of the last, if not the last gym leader.
So I have the mostmove set options.
I'm doing that, 'cause Ididn't wanna limit myself.
My other lead Pokemonwould be Lanturn.
Lanturn has always beena Pokemon I've thought was really well-designed, but I've never hada chance to use it.
That is, until my electric gym.
Its main role is tobe a strong counter for opposing Ground types, which the challenger is sure to bring, since it's the onlytype strong against electric.
Lanturn would have VoltAbsorb as its ability because it's a doublebattle situation, where I can have thepartners attack it with the Electricmoves to heal it.
It wouldn't happen veryoften, I would assume with Pincurchin 'causePincurchin would have to attack Lanturn insteadof the enemy Pokemon, but the other two Pokemon, I would give Discharge becausethey're special attackers so Discharge works on them and then they canhit the enemy Pokemon and heal Lanturnat the same time.
Lanturn would run Thunderboltand Scald for Stab attacks.
Ice Beam to cover grass types and then either Protector maybe Whirlpool to trap enemy Pokemon.
My next team member is Vikavolt.
While Vikavolt'sLevitate prevents it, from getting the benefitsof Electric Terrain, I just thought itwouldn't be right for me to not have my secondfavorite Pokemon of all time, on my gym team fora type that it is.
I have to include Vikavolt.
Plus, while Levitatedoesn't make it get boosted by the Electric Terrain, it helps it not get hurt by earthquakes.
Vikavolt would run Dischargeas I mentioned earlier for when it's next to Lanturn.
Thunderbolt for when it'snot, Bug Buzz and Sticky Web to help my whole teamwith their speed issue, because Pincurchin, Vikavolt and Lanturn are allon the slower side.
It doesn't have anycoverage for opposing Rock or Fire types, whichare its weaknesses, but the idea is thatLanturn and Pincurchin, handle those with theirWater type coverage.
Now you may bethinking it's strange that none of my Pokemonso far have Thunder Wave.
After all, the majority ofelectric type gym battles, throughout all ofPokemon's history, have at least one Pokemonwith Thunder Wave, 'cause Paralysis is theElectric type thing.
However, while I do nothave Thunder Wave on any of my Pokemon, Ido have another way that I intend to spreadstatus conditions.
And that is with my acePokemon, Gigantamax Toxtricity.
Toxtricity is one of myfavorite Gen 8 Pokemon, and its Gigantamax form ismy favorite of all of them.
It's the perfect Pokemon tohave as my ace for a Galar gym, and it works perfectlysince no other gym leader or any in-game trainerat all uses one.
Its special move G-MaxStun Shock either poisons or paralyzes both enemy Pokemon, so that is how I'll spreadstatus conditions everywhere.
As for its moves to use onceit's returned to normal, I'd run Dischargeas I mentioned, Overdrive for when I don'tneed to heal Lanturn, Sludge Bomb and Hyper Voice so I don't hurt my allyPokemon with Boomburst.
It would be Amped formbecause I like that form more, and its ability would be PunkRock to power up Overdrive and Hyper Voice for whenI'm not Gigantamaxed.
Toxtricity is justsuch a cool Pokemon that's reallypopular, so I'm kind of surprised it didn'tend up as the ace Pokemon for any of the Galarbig-name trainers.
My gym would fix that.
Now for the gym itself.
The location, I'm flexible on.
The only two towns inthe entire Galar region that don't already have astadium are the first two towns and they wouldn't reallyhave room for one.
So instead, let's assume thatI'm a minor league leader that gets strongenough to replace one of the main eight gyms, soif I had to pick a stadium to swap out with, Iwould pick Turffield's.
While the surrounding ruralatmosphere doesn't fit much with electric type, it'sjust such a pretty place that I think would be prettycool to spend a lot of my time.
Plus the likely GigantamaxToxtricity on the hill, would be quite poetic, since I would use one too.
For the gym puzzle, I picture something that has to do with likememorization and EDM music.
So there's severalcolored lights that play a note sequencethat you have to memorize, then you walk around and stepon certain colored buttons that correspond to the notesto make the same little melody.
If you do so successfully, itplays a short little EDM riff with that melody that you justput in as the main melody, but there'd be otherthings added to it, to make it more justa couple of notes.
If you get it wrong, youhave to fight a trainer, but once you beat them, it'sstill plays the little riff, 'cause you know, that's fun.
Also if you're worried abouta music puzzle being difficult for those who are hardof hearing to solve, like I said, there would becolored lights and buttons, so you can solve the puzzletotally visually as well.
The last thing I need to cover is what my team would looklike in the Champion's Cup, as all gym leaders can comeback and compete in that with a full teams of six.
Well, unfortunately, like Raihan, I would be forced intosingle battles instead of double battles, I stillthink I could still hold my own.
While my base team of fourwould remain the same, the Pokemon I'd add wouldbe Dracozolt and Boltund.
Dracozolt is the fasterof the two zolt fossils and is therefore morelikely to do big damage with Bolt Beak.
And Boltund isgreat-looking Pokemon that would give my teamsome much needed speed.
For the single battle aspect, I think I would probablylead with Pincurchin to set ElectricTerrain immediately.
And then, right awayjust Self-Destruct, so it can get a Pokemonthat is better suited for sweeping, even faster.
So that concludes my ideaif I had a Galar gym, but now for my secondme as a gym leader idea, where I have norestrictions on location or team or anything like that.
So if I'd to pick anywherein the Pokemon world, I would pick the Hoenn region.
After all, it is my home region.
The location wouldbe Fortree City, which has being my favoritecity in the Hoenn region, ever since I was a kid.
I know Winona alreadyhas a gym there, but as I said, no restrictions.
We'll just pretend shedied in a flying accident.
(explosion) Okay never mind that's horrible.
She moved up to be an EliteFour Member after Drake retired.
Are you happy now? Fortree City whichis my favorite city because it's literallya city of tree houses, an aesthetic Ihave always loved.
Whether it's Fortree orEwok's towns on Endor or the Freedom Fighter'sbase in Avatar, if you have a villagewhere it's all tree houses, I'm going to like it.
Being surrounded by greenerywhile also being so high up and connected toit, is beautiful.
That's why I would makemy gym a grass type gym.
First off, it's my secondfavorite type behind electric and we just did thewhole electric thing, but also because it wouldfit so well with Fortree because you're soconnected to nature there.
I'm honestly surprisedFortree's gym wasn't a grass typegym from the start.
Hoenn already had a waterand a fire type gym, why not complete the triangle.
Also another reason I'd wantto be a grass type gym leader is that Ramos's gym from X and Y is my favorite gym interiorin any Pokemon game.
It is beautiful and socool to climb to the top of this massive tower, while leaves fall all around and you find this cuteoffice space up at the top, that's like his little lab.
This is my design for me as the Fortree Citygrass type gym leader.
The rope andGo-Goggles are there because of what thisversion of me mainly does, in his spare time, work onthe tree houses and ladders of both Fortree itselfand the Fortree gym.
The rope is of course usedfor lashing wood together and the goggles arethere to shield my eyes, when flying around onthe back of my Tropius, which assists me withworking on the tree houses that are much higherup in the trees and thereforeharder to climb to.
The style of leaf on my shirt is a nod to aTropius's leaf wings.
I like to think thata big change thatgym-leader-me brought to Fortree is theimplementation of elevators.
As of right now, Fortreejust has ladders, which doesn't reallywork well for people, who are not able-bodied, so I like to think that he implemented, like platforms of wood with rope going overand a pulley system, using counterweights, you know.
Like, engineering! My gym would make useof these elevators and I picture it like Byron'sgym in the Sinnoh region, but with woodenrope-lifted platforms, moving around insteadof metal floating ones.
Challengers would have tonavigate through this maze of wooden platformsand elevators that are attachedbetween the trees and it looks really cool, until eventuallyreaching me at the top, on the big wooden platformbattlefield I have built, in the tippy-topcanopy of the trees, far above the houses in Fortree.
That may seem dangerousif the challenger brings, like a super heavyPokemon, but don't worry, engineering, it isstructurally sound.
And also when I say high above, I just mean like the elevation, they're not directlyabove the houses.
My team would of course depend, on which number gym leader I am, but if I had the honor ofbeing the final gym leader and got to have afull team of six, this is what myteam would would be.
First is Tropius, asI already mentioned.
It's out of its Pokeball mostof the time since as I said, it's my main methodof transport, between all the differentlevels of the tree houses.
It's not my strongest Pokemon, but it can holdits own for sure, especially when the opponentcan't fly to keep up with it.
Next is Breloom, a PokemonI've always really liked and one of the bestdesigned Pokemon out there.
Its stretchy-arm punches area force to be reckoned with.
Then is Whimsicott, agreat support Pokemon that I like to useto set up Tailwind for the othermembers of my team.
Then is Ludicolo, my mainanswer to challengers who plan to defeat me with Fire types.
Since it can learn bothRain Dance and Sunny Day, I can choose whichweather helps me more, depending on whetherthe challenger is leaning more onFire types or not.
Next is Sawsbuck, a very cool Pokemon that ends up being in itssummer form most of the year, due to the tropical climateof the Hoenn region.
And finally is Mega Sceptile, my first starter Pokemon I gotwhen starting out my journey, back in Littleroot Town.
It's my most powerfulPokemon by a sizable margin and it has ended many abattle with one strike.
I only activate its megaform against the strongest of challengers, asits sheer power, risks damaging thesurrounding infrastructure.
I considered usingTorterra and Decidueye, but in the end I decided, my team should reallyonly have one starter.
Also, if I had to limitmy team selection, to Pokemon that arein the Hoenn Pokedex, then I would swap outWhimsicott and Sawsbuck for Shiftry and Roserade.
Roserade is in the ORAS Pokedex.
I also like Cacturne butbecause it's a cactus, I didn't think itwould fit really well, in the tropicalforest type area.
So I didn't pick it.
My gym badge would be.
Honestly I do not care.
I've never reallycared that much, about the particularemblem, so we'll just.
It looks like a tree.
It's the treebadge, there you go.
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