Day: September 19, 2016

If I Were A Gym Leader

With Sun & Moon only a month away, I’m thinking about Pokémon more than ever.  Well, okay… maybe I always think about Pokémon this much!

Today, I’m thinking about if I ran a Pokémon gym.  When it comes down to it, I’d have to be a fire-type gym leader.  I’m pulled my thought process from gen 1, which I will always know better than any others and where my Pokémon preconceptions were formed.  Gym leaders’ line ups tend to follow a couple of rules– (1) gym leaders never seem to have 6 Pokémon, (2) they don’t necessarily select the most-evolved forms, and (3) they seem to line them up inversely to save the biggest punch for last.

Here’s my team:

 

Other considerations included: Charmander, because gym leaders often have two from an evolutionary line; Chandelure or one of its pre-evolutions, but I liked keeped these team colors going, Vulpix or Rapidash, but I thought I was getting gen 1-heavy, and Pansear, because I like the elemental monkeys a lot, but Panpour is my favorite of the three.  One of my favorite fire Pokémon did not make the cut because no gym leader would have Ho-Oh at the ready.

Now that my line-up is set, all that’s left to think about is what I’d call my badge… any ideas?

What type of gym would yours be and what does your team look like?