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Play by Post Gym Improv

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Bard of Mind
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
Feb 2, 2020
A place called Candy Island
Pokémon Type
Bug, Dark
Pokédex Entry
Preferring to operate in the dark, this pokemon is quick to obtain and discard many behaviors.
metal bois incorperated
The first thing you notice upon entering this gym is the noise, much louder than any of the other gyms you've been in so far, the sound of clanging metal and turning gears permeate the air. The second thing you notice is how everything's made of gold... no wait, its brass! The entire gym seems to be a clockwork machine straight out of a steampunk novel! The Puzzle of this gym is based around arranging gears in one room to make them turn the way you need them too, and the center room takes place on an enlarged version of the gears you just arranged. Depending on how you place the gears, you might end up fighting the gym trainers, finding another arranging room, or simply encountering a self-destructing Forretress (which aren't shiny locked, for thematic purposes).

There's also a giant clock in the background, because reasons.

The Gym leader herself is Stellite, a down-to-earth mechanical engineer who prefers to skip all the chatter and get right down to brass tacks. She's designed not only the gym, but also all of the machinery that improves the quality of life in the city that her gym is in. Just try to stand up to the might of the unyielding steel type! Upon defeat, she congratulates you for your iron will, and hands out the Brass Badge, alongside the TM for Gyro Ball (is it pronounced like the food or like the toy? nobody knows...)

Lv. 43 Scizor @ Occa Berry
* Technician
- U-Turn
- Bullet Punch
- Aerial Ace
- Knock Off

Lv. 44 Bronzong @ Smooth Rock
* Levitate
- Trick Room
- Gyro Ball
- Sandstorm
- Psychic

Lv. 45 Aggron @ Heavy-Duty Boots
* Sturdy
- Stone Edge
- Earthquake
- Body Press
- Iron Head

Lv. 44 Ferrothorn @ Rocky Helmet
* Iron Barbs
- Leech Seed
- Sneaky Pebbles
- Gyro Ball
- Body Press

Lv. 45 (Shiny) Klang @ Eviolite
* Clear Body
- Gear Grind
- Shift Gear
- Iron Defense
- Wild Charge

Next up: Ground 8 (giovanni...... 2!)


Challenge Seeker, Completionist and Rule Designer
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
Jun 9, 2019
Kanto Route 1, 1% encounter rate (Israel)
Pokémon Type
Fire, Psychic
(Interesting, I never realized how few Ground type trainers there are out there, well let's give this a try!).

Meet Anthony Takara, or as he is often known "Tak Tony". Tony is a trainer in his late 20s, wearing short sportive clothing with some martial arts elements to them. He has short and spikey brown hair, brown eyes, is a bit tanned, and look overall hardened by a physical life style.

Tony's gym is quite unique in the sense that it is one of the few gyms that are not found inside a city. Instead, it is located in a rather large mound next to a rural town, and when you walk into the route leading to the mound you are told that only those that want to challenge Tony are allowed to go through it as it is very dangerous. The reason for this and for the gym's location is the fact Tony's pokemon and the trainers that train in his gym all specialized in tectonic and seismic moves that have an effect on the ground itself, such as Magnitude, Bulldoze, and of course: Earthquake. The gym doesn't have a per se riddle, instead you must find you way through a systems of tunnels dug into the side of the mound and as you walk through them some of them collapse due to sudden earthquakes blocking your path. Finally, you reach the top where Tony resides. On your way you fight trainers with pokemon such as Sandslash, Diggersby, Dugtrio, Quagsire, Piloswine, Whiscash and Rhydon.

At last you reach Tony who is very confident in himself, telling you the Ground type is the strongest type of them all, the most basic, down to earth, and most ancient of them all, able to move the very earth itself. He talks about how his father used to be the Champion of this region a long time ago, and that one day when he'll master everything there is to master about the Ground type and he'll become the Champion as well. He tells you that he is still somehow impressed you managed to get all the way to him, and explains that the downside of his expertise is how deadly it is to everyone around him, and that he sometimes misses living inside town. "But that's a small price to pay in order to become the very best. Fight me contender, and prove that you are more worthy of this title yourself."

Steelix (Female), lvl 45 Sturdy, Sunny Day, Fire Fang, Iron Tail, Earthquake holding Heat Rock
Dugtrio lvl 45, Arena Trap, Sucker Punch, Fissure, Rock Slide, Earthquake, holding Soft Sand
Seismitoad (Male), lvl 46, Poison Touch, Grass Knot, Liquidation, Drain Punch, Earthquake, holding Sitrus Berry
Camerupt (Male), lvl 46, Solid Rock, Eruption, Rock Slide, Yawn, Earthquake, holding Passho Berry
Mamoswine (Female), lvl 46 Oblivious, Amnesia, Rest, Ice Shard, Earthquake, holding Chesto Berry

After you defeat him Tony gives you the Tectonic badge that looks like a cracked stone with a red glowing fissure in its middle, as well as the Earthquake TM.

Next up, a classic: Electric 3

War Anvil

Life is too short to be little.
Pokédex No.
Jul 1, 2019
Pokémon Type
Cool, Cute
Pokédex Entry
I like your Sakurai, but not your players. Your players are so unlike your Sakurai.
Sho is a construction worker (Albeit a rather hot one!) who helps manage environmentally friendly products and buildings. Ever since he found his first Pokémon, a starving Togedemaru who's become much happier and stronger over many years, Sho would take up battling in earnest and in turn help out abandoned Pokémon. If he's not working altogether, he can be found tending to his wife and baby boy.
Sho will give out the Magnet Badge and TM14 (Thunder Wave) when you defeat him.

Manectric (Lv. 26): Quirky nature, Lightning Rod; Quick Attack/Shock Wave/Bite/Thunder Wave; 48 Atk, 8 SpA, 36 Spe
Joltik (Lv. 28): Mild nature, Unnerve; Thunder Wave/Electro Ball/Agility/Sucker Punch; 36 SpA, 44 Spe
Togedemaru (Lv. 29): Lax nature, Iron Barbs; Charge/Thunder Wave/Fell Stinger/Spark; 32 Atk, 12 SpD, 60 Spe

Call me Ruby or Sapphire, because Fighting 2 is up next!


Unova Veteran (Though Not In Nuzlockes)
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
Nov 10, 2020
Driftveil City, Unova
Pokémon Type
Electric, Steel
Pokédex Entry
Likes Kirby, perhaps a bit too much.
Brutus is a kind-hearted yet burly construction worker who doesn't let up in his job or battles. As the second gym leader, he aims to show challengers the gym challenge won't be as easy as they may have envisioned. He gives out the Perseverance Badge, named after what he believes is the most important trait in a person.

His team consists of four (Yes, four) Pokémon.
First off is a fairly ordinary fighting mon: Mankey!
Level 20: Leer/Karate Chop/Fury Swipes, Vital Spirit
Next, everyone's favorite Martial Artist: Meinfoo!
Level 20: Reversal/Detect/Payback/Leer, Inner Focus
His third mon is when things get serious. Give it up for Heracross!
Level 21: Aerial Ace/Pin Missile/Seismic Toss/Leer, Guts
The ace, however is the real kicker. It changes depending on what version of this hypothetical game you're playing. He'll either use the Unova Region's bulky judo master, Throh, or the fast karate master, Sawk!
Level 22: Bulk Up/Endure/Focus Energy/Circle Throw, Guts, Black Belt
Level 22: Low Sweep/Bulk Up/Focus Energy/Double Kick, Sturdy, Black Belt

Normal gym, 8th. I wanna see what people can come up with. (Six mons, preferrably)


Lurker extraordinaire
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
Jun 30, 2019
Pokémon Type
Dark, Ice
Pokédex Entry
This Pokemon is a master of having too many projects at the same time. Also, Pikablu.
I don't think an 8th gym with 6 mons is canonically plausible honestly, but sure, I'll give it a shot.
Albus is... an interesting sort of guy. In his heyday, he was a promising trainer who took on the league circuit, blazing through all the gyms, even beating the Elite Four with relative ease... only to get walled by the Champion every single time he tried to take them on. As such, he eventually grew bitter and retired from the league circuit to train by himself.
Years later, when the 8th Gym Leader position cleared up, Albus was called up to possibly take up the spot. Having grown up into a young adult, Albus agreed to take the position, in order to hopefully put up more of a challenge than his predecessor.

The gym itself is relatively simple: a battle arena within a barren warehouse, sparsely decorated to fall in line with the League's minimum standards. The challenge involves defeating 3 gym trainers packing powerful Pokemon, at which point Albus steps up to the plate and battles you. He's a tall, lanky yet imposing man with wild white hair, wearing a simple gray jacket over a white t-shirt and dark blue jeans, along with a belt lined with his Pokeballs. When you challenge him, he commends you for doing a good job so far, but then states that he'll show you the Normal type is not to be underestimated just because it's so simple.

Dunsparce, level 45
Ability: Serene Grace
Item: King's Rock
Moveset: Roost, Ancient Power, Body Slam, Giga Impact
Kangaskhan, level 46
Ability: Scrappy
Item: Silk Scarf
Moveset: Fake Out, Headbutt, Retaliate, Giga Impact
Porygon-Z, level 47
Ability: Download
Item: Chople Berry
Moveset: Conversion 2, Psychic, Discharge, Tri Attack
Slaking, level 48
Ability: Truant
Item: Leftovers
Moveset: Yawn, Feint Attack, Hammer Arm, Giga Impact
Staraptor, level 49
Ability: Intimidate
Item: Assault Vest
Moveset: Aerial Ace, Quick Attack, Close Combat, Giga Impact
Lopunny, level 50
Ability: Cute Charm
Item: Lopunnite
Moveset: Drain Punch, Bounce, Quick Attack, Giga Impact

Once defeated, Albus congratulates you for your victory, stating that not many challengers manage to get this far. He hands you the Mastery Badge, along with the TM for Giga Impact, and remarks that maybe, just maybe, with the skills he's witnessed from you today, you'll succeed where he once failed.
As for the next type... how about a Psychic 4th gym?

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