Location: Petalburg City Gen 3 Gyms. Specialty: Normal-type This gym has two Gym Leaders, Tate and Liza, who fight with Psychic-types in a double battle format. Silver after you talk to Professor Oak. The gym still uses the invisible walls, and this time everyone is dressed up like Janine, making her tricky to spot in a crowd. Fighting is a common type for specialists, with every generation featuring a gym leader, Elite 4 … Defeat Janine for the Soul Badge and TM06 Toxic. Reward: Insect Badge, TM49, Can use HM01 - Cut. Gengar is a bit more tricky but anything with a strong Dark, Psychic, or Ground-type move can take it out. Swellow and Pelipper have physical-oriented and special-oriented skill sets, respectively. Specialty: Psychic-type Puzzle: The second is always next to the first, be it the can north, south, east, or west, but will be difficult anyways to find as the locks reset if you click on the wrong can. Scyther, however, is a bit trickier. Magmar has Thunderpunch to fight back against your Water-types, but the rest of his triad are sitting ducks. Specialty: Bug-type Luckily, you can catch a Swinub in the Ice Path and evolve it into the powerful Piloswine. The latter of those can also be used for Rhydon, or with Grass-type and Water-type moves instead. You know a gym leader is going to be at the top three when you have to use Mega Evolution against it. Gym Leader: Wattson Wallace can be A Ground-type Pokemon like Nidoking or Steelix is great here as it can wipe the floor with the team and have very little used against it. Gym Leader: Lt. Surge Location: Pewter City Watch out for her Pokemon's attack Rock Tomb, because it always lowers your speed. Bayleef may actually come in handy here, as it resists Rollout. The addition of 135 new Pokémon, the most added since Generation I (at the time of its release), bringing the total to 386. Falkner himself isn't that much of a challenge; Cyndaquil or Totodile can take them out quickly. His gym has no puzzle to complete, and can be challenged as soon as you get to Violet City. Have fun trying to navigate through this mess. Altaria has only two weaknesses and takes little from other special-type attacks. If you beat Whitney, you'll receive TM45 Attract, a slight bump in the Speed of your Pokemon, the Plain Badge, and the ability to use Strength outside of battle. Reward: Feather Badge, TM40. The trainers in the gym all use Ghost-type Pokemon, which can't be hit by Normal-type or Fighting-type moves. Gym Leaders. Roxanne is student of Trainer's School and an easy enough first opponent with all three starters: Treecko and Mudkip have super-effective STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) moves, and Torchic gains a powerful second type which is super-effective upon evolution. Puzzle: Reward: Boulder Badge. It will try and put you asleep with Hypnosis, then use Dream Eater to heal itself. Location: Blackthorn City Location: Mahogany Town Wulfric's Ice-type Pokemon not only have a strong defense but an equally strong offense. Alternatively, bring a Gastly of your own in to get the job done, or win an Abra at the Goldenrod City Game Corner. Assuming you're using a Normal-type, the first three can only put you to sleep or try and Mimic your own attacks. Red/Blue Gym leaders& Elite Four The standard Pokémon format, as initialised here in Red/Blue, is to battle your way through 8 gyms, each specializing in a particular type. Two have special dual-types, Sealeo and Whiscash - Ice-type and Ground-type respectively. Reversing the rule of Red and Blue, the Fire-type starter Cyndaquil will make your trek through Johto an easy one, whereas the Grass-type starter Chikorita is recommended more for those who want a challenge. Steelix will try to hit your Fire-type with a Rock Throw, though if you're faster you should be able to take it out in one hit. Reward: Dunamo Badge, TM34. This is the only Gym in the Hoenn region that had its format changed when the third game in that region came out. Location: Cerulean City Like in Violet City, there is no true gym puzzle - simply beat the trainers to get to the leader. Now the gym leaders only use Pokémon of their specialist type - for example in D/P, Volkner used a Water type and a Normal type in addition to his two Electric Pokémon. These can be used to your advantage by switching out, as long as they haven't locked you in with Mean Look. Articles on the Gym Leaders featured in the Anime, in the Games and in the Manga. Location: Fuchsia City If you win you get TM34 (Shock Wave), and the Dynamo Badge. The Sinnoh Gym Leaders are Roark, Gardenia, Maylene, Crasher Wake, Fantina, Byron, Candice, and Volkner. Fortunately, since it is part Flying-type itself, a Flaaffy can best it with a strong Thundershock move. Defeat Blaine for the Volcano Badge and move onto Viridian City. Switch out if you can when it does this. If you chose the former, watch for their special move Mud-Slap, which deals Ground-type damage and lowers your Pokemon's accuracy. The real reason he landed this high on the list is that his gym challenge was pretty unique and involved. RELATED: All the Pokemon Types, Ranked. If you didn't pick Meganium, an Ampharos or Raichu also does great work here. Before stating this, he first introduces the player to Wally (secondary rival) which is when the Pokémon catching tutorial happens. Misty shouldn't be that hard making the Cascadebadge is an easy prize to win. Specialty: Rock-type Goldenrod Gym's Clefairy maze shouldn't be that hard to navigate, although Whitney is a very frustrating Gym Leader in battle. For two turns so try and Mimic your own attacks move can take them quickly! 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