Greetings Junglers, Evan here! First of all, you can see I changed the name of the series, because it’s now part of the ongoing Showdown-series. Without further ado: the winner of the Kanto Gym Leader Showdown is Sabrina! She won with a stunning 22% of the votes. Apparently the Psychic-type Gym Leader is a popular choice among our community. Our very, very close runner-up is Misty, also with 22%, followed by Blue (15%). One vote made the difference between Misty and Sabrina!
I’m presenting to you: our next round of the Gym Leader Showdown series. This time it’s Johto’s turn. Who’s your favorite Gym Leader? Vote and let us know why in the comments!
Gym Leader 1
Pidgey and Pidgeotto
Mud Slap (Gen 2), Roost (Gen 4)
Trivia: Falkner is the only male Gym Leader that specializes in the Flying-type.
Gym Leader 2
Metapod, Kakuna and Scyther
Fury Cutter (Gen 2), U-turn (Gen 4)
Trivia: Because Scyther knows U-turn in Gen 4, Bugsy is the only Gym Leader who sends out his signature Pokémon in the first turn.
Gym Leader 3
Clefairy and fucking Miltank
Attract (Gen 2 and 4)
Trivia: Whitney is the first Johto Gym Leader that uses a Gen 2 Pokémon, which only half of the Johto Gym Leaders do.
Gym Leader 4
Gastly, Haunter, Gengar and Haunter
Shadow Ball (Gen 2 and 4)
Name: Mortis (Latin for death)
Trivia: Morty is the only male Ghost-type specialist.
Gym Leader 5
Primeape and Poliwrath
DynamicPunch (Gen 2), Focus Punch (Gen 4)
Name: Chuck Norris
Trivia: Chuck’s and Pryce’s lowest leveled Pokémon are both level 27.
Gym Leader 6
Magnemite, Magnemite and Steelix
Iron Tail (Gen 2 and 4)
Name: Mine or mineral
Trivia: Jasmine was the first Gym Leader that appeared outside of her home region in the games.
Gym Leader 7
Seel, Dewgong and Piloswine
Icy Wind (Gen 2), Hail (Gen 4)
Trivia: Pryce’s middle name is Willow, which is his Japanese name’s translation.
Gym Leader 8
Gyarados, Dragonair, Dragonair and Kingdra
DragonBreath (Gen 2), Dragon Pulse (Gen 4)
Trivia: In Gen 2 she owned another Dragonair instead of Gyarados.