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who are the most difficult gym leaders in game?

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who are the most difficult gym leaders in game?
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>>24618376
Depends on what you start with and catch really. Some can be hard or easy. Whitney for example, if you have nothing but female pokemon she's a pushover, but she's a huge annoyance with male pokemon.

Or say, Clair if you don't have an ice/dragon Pokemon, she can be a bit of a bitch at times. Blue/Green is probably the hardest though just considering his team comp. isn't one type.
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>>24618376
>gen 1
none
>gen 2
Whitney and Claire
>Gen 3
Juan broly and Winona if you let them set up
>gen 4
none
>gen 5
cheren if he sets up, Burgh if you have nothing for leavany ,Elesa if your not prepared for acrobatics
>gen 6
Grant both his pokemon hit hard
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>>24618376
Whitney's a piece of shit, but I actually think Clair is worse, just because there's an enormous level trough right in front of her. Unless you want to grind against level 25 Graveler for six years you'll go in against most of her team at least 5 levels below her.

Lenora's murderdog and Elesa's Amazing Cunt Squirrel Sisters get an honorable mention. Sabrina if you count her Gen 1 version I guess.
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>>24618376
Liz and Tate are the ones I have had the most problems with.

>inb4 Whitney
Flaffy used Thunder Wave
Miltank was Paralyzed
Problem Solved

>B-but no Mareep in Crystal
Machop used Low Kick
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Honorable mention to Clairs Kingdra
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>>24618376
All these people finding Whitney hard


Meanwhile i never had problems with her in both gsc and hgss and i always picked cyndaquil

All my keks
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I recall Elesa fucking me up in one of the games, maybe W2.
I had nothing to counter her, I think I used my Magnemite to deal with her.
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I remember having a lot of trouble with the first few Kanto leaders in the Johto games (remakes included) because of the shit level curve.
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actually i remember in pokemon yellow where they just throw a level 50 venomoth at you
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>>24618376
Lenora
Wallace/Juan
Emerald Tate and Liza
Whitney
Clair
Emerald Wattson
Winona
Misty

All gave me trouble Tbh
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For some reason never had problems outside with gym leaders except for some RNG bullshit and evasive/para tactics Clair can pull sometimes and outstalling Winona's set ups whenever I do shitmon runs.

I think I have lost like 3 times to the Striaton trio as soon as the first ROMs of BW were shared, I have played in Japanese and finished it easily but damn, fuck Lillipup's Work Up. When you sum up relatively good strats on gym side and an overall shitty regional dex and shitty starters you realize you'll find some problems. Also Lenora's Retaliate still against shitmons often got easy kills but Striaton kept stomping on me in Japanese BW.

Also Roxanne's immortal Nosepass is always a pain because I hate 2/3 Hoenn staters and don't feel to using Mudkip in every run, Hoenn didn't really have that good mon selection in Gen 3, just like Unova BW.
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Gen 1 Sabrina
Gen 2 Whitney, Clair
Gen 3 Winona, Emerald Tate and Liza
Gen 4 Fantina, Pt Candice
Gen 5 Lenora, Elesa, Clay
Gen 6 Grant, Valerie
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depends on teams
whitney is a stereotype but true, gen 1 there was nothing really but level gap between erika and sabrina/koga can be a problem, gen 3 didn't give me any problems, gen 4 volkner can be a pain with ice punch electivire, gen 5 drayden with all those dragon dances, gen 6 nothing
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>>24618645
oh and when nuzlocking, white 2 can go wrong with cheren right away if you don't get a chance to catch riolu
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>>24618412
Doing my first BW run right now & Squirrel Sisters were surprisingly easier to deal with than expected (lv25 Palpitoad swept her whole team) but god
>murderdog
Fuck Lenora.
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>>24618645
>drayden & iris
>dragon dance + dragon tail
They are literally showderp tier memes.
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>>24618585
double teaming for a decade, paired with toxic I believe
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>>24618645
>>24618666
As much as I like Drayden because he's boss, he just kept DD'ing while my Ferrothorn spammed Curse and then Gyro Ball which made me win easy
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Most of the obvious ones have already been mentioned but its worth mentioning the fact that Burgh can fuck you up if you pick Snivy and didn't pick up Pidove/Roggenrolla.
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>>24618376
None. In all games, I always bet the gym leader using only my starter.

Brawly can be a pain in the ass if you don't get rid of his Makuhita fast.
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Only annoying battle I had was Juan's Double Teaming Chestorest Kingda.
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>>24618376
Most of them are pussies, but here's a short list of the ones that gave me trouble.

>Misty
>Sabrina
>Whitney
>Winoa, Tat/Liza was difficult first time when I was a kid because I Earthquaked myself and her rocks floated above it because I didn't know how doubles battles worked.
>Maylene
>Gen 5 and 6 had no tough gym leaders, all of them were jokes.
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>>24618376
RBY=Sabrina
GSC=Whitney
RSE=Tate & Liza
FRLG=Misty
DPP=Gardenia
HGSS=Whitney
BW=Elesa
BW2=Elesa
XY=Maybe Grant? They're all piss easy though.
ORAS=Same problem as XY but probably Norman.
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>>24618937
or if you didnt get Victini from Liberty island back in the day
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>All these people saying Tate and Liza is hard
You guys never heard of surf? Depending of the level of the pokémon that knows surf and if it's water type, it's one hit K.O.
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The black woman and clay often wreck my shit
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>>24619578
Psychic-types tend to have high special defense, and when you combine that with Surf's reduced spread damage and the fact that Tate&Liza have multiple pokemon with Sunny Day and Light Screen, Surf isn't doing much at all.
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>>24619578
It hits your own Pokemon as well though, asshole. Back in the RSE days when there was no Exp Share, chances are your Swampert would've fucked its partner up, or your other surfer wasn't high level enough.
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>>24619449
Misty, winona and the rwins are piss easy
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All these Tate and Liz replies, go you guys even Surf?

Gen 1 had decent consistent difficulty but no one leader stands out
Gen 2 Whitney, Jasmine and Clair could all be troublesome, particularly Clair cause Kingdra is annoying
Gen 3 is incredibly easy
Gen 4 is tedious but not hard
Gen 5 has a couple potential challenges; even Clay's Excadrill can be annoying
Gen 6 was very easy; Grant was the only slighty hard gym leader
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>>24619584
Isn't the black woman named Nirvana or something?
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>>24618407
>gen 1
>none

Brock if you start with Charmander.
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>>24619781
>Ember hits through Onix/Geodude's pitiful special
>Neither of them have Rock moves
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>>24619590
>It hits your own Pokemon as well though, asshole.
Surf didn't do that until Gen 4. Gen 3, it hit both opponents but not your partner mon.

Additionally:
>Back in the RSE days when there was no Exp Share
Every Gen has it, dude.
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>>24619871
>bind
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>>24620054
I a normal type move, and not a very good one. If you mean the one that keeps you from attacking for 5 turns, you get a free attack on the 5th turn since you are faster than Onix. Also, you can use Potions and shit while you're being binded. Does no one else use Potions?

If you mean "Bide", Brock's TM Move, just use Growl or Leer or whatever while he stands there and don't hit him until it's over. It's not like he'll outspeed you and use Bide before you attack. If Onix is outspeeding your pokemon you are full of fail.
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>>24618376
>Gen 1
Sabrina because Alakazam can rape your team and has basicaly no counter in RBY
>Gen 2
Morty with Hypnosis Dream Eater Gengar
Claire with that fucking Kingdra with basically no counter
>Gen 3
Brawly's team hits hard and has barely any early counters
Wattson's Manetric in Emerald, unless you started with Mudkip
Norman if you don't have Protect
Winona if you let Altaria setup
Juan and that fucking Kingdra again
>Gen 4
I don't remember anything, haven't played in a few years.
>Gen 5
Triplets with Work Up Lillipup
Lenora with Retaliate and Hypnosis, a fighting type makes this easier tho
Elesa with Double Team Emolgas - FUCK THIS GYM
Clay with that OP Excadrill
>gen 6
Korrina with Hone Claws Hawlucha, good luck if you don't have resists/immunities
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>>24620085
You're not faster than Onix unless you are overleveled.
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>all these shitters who chose Cyndaquil think Whitney was hard
Too bad you couldn't beat it by spamming Ember like you could every other gym.
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1: none? koga?
2: xXx_GENGAR_EATS_YOUR_DREAMS_xXx
3: Liza and Tate. That is all.
4: Byron???
5: Brycen, fo sho. Dual types work wonders.
6: Its hard rep should be enough to convince y'all that it's hard. Olympia. Nobody loves her.
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>>24618451
What did you mean by the last part? I always picked Cyndaquil and I don't know what you mean.
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>>24619589
That and Solrock and Lunatone spam calm mind
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>>24620120
Well, you need to be a little overleveled if you want your Nidorans to know Double Kick.

Back in Yellow Version they leanred it at 12.
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>>24620131
I chose cyndaquil on almost every playtrough and found her EASY

I think i commented before lol
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>>24618376
I hate Raichu

I hate Electivire

I hate fucking Jolteon

Can you guess what faggot leader I'm talking about?
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I usually have a hard time with Norman.
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>>24622783
Norman is easy mode. I usually solo him with Aron. I'll set up Iron Defenses against his Vigoroth and then Metal Claw to boost my attack as I chip away.
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>>24618376
>gym leaders
>difficult
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It took me 2 or 3 tries to beat the first gym in BW but that was because I didn't want to use the monkey shitter
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>>24619781
and if you start with pikachu (pkmn yellow)
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>>24619578
>one uses sunny day
>the other uses calm mind
>both heal pokemon and van double target the water type
>sharpedo has barely no bulk at all
See the problem?
Even if you use Swampert in depends on the RNG wih the moves they are going to use.

Unless you are tryhard and clean all the water routes before their gym, included the current streams and pre-Pacific Log ones.

Those two twins have an actual strategy programmed and planned in.
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>>24620194
>Byron
That's the wrong Bronzong anon, Lucian's one was the immortal mon.
>Brycen
>any Unova leader past Lenora being a challenge ever yet alone an Ice type specialist that doesn't abuse RNG like Glacia and Candice
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>>24623091
I didn't want use any Unova mon at all in BW sigh...especially the Water, Flying, Normal and Fire ones. The only challenge in BW was using its shitmons.
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The only two gym leaders I have ever trouble with.

Misty - probably because I was so young and always picked Charmander but I lost to this bitch multiple times.

X/Y: The nigger guy who had the baby t-rex and the ice long neck dinosaur.
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Why do the odd numbered gens have the best husbandos?
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I remember as a young boy I couldn't beat Liza & Tate and just gave up on the game. My friend eventually beat them for me.
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They're not gym leaders but I remember losing to Lance, Cynthia and Colress a few times.
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