Hey again! I decided last-minute to go into the Kahunas of Alola, so we have a bit of a longer post today. I hope that’s okay?
Unova – Part 1
Unova has two different sets of Gym Leaders, due to the 2-year time-skip between Black/White and Black2/White2. And Black/White had a wide variety of Gym Leaders, which makes this so much fun to do!
I really don’t like the gimmick of the first Gym, and I feel that they should at least have the corresponding starter along with their elemental monkey.
Of course, as the Unova region initially acts as a hard reset to the franchise, we see exclusively Unovan Pokemon.
Unova – Part 2
These Gym teams are picked from the Normal Mode line-ups. The system reverted to the normal 8 Gym Leaders this time, rather than starter or game-exclusive variants.
So far, this has to be my favourite line-up. Even though Pokemon from other regions are opened up, we still see predominantly Unovan teams across the board. This is in part due to the sheer size of the Unovan Pokedex in general, and how many Pokemon were introduced at the time.
Kalos was…interesting. It has the smallest amount of new Pokemon
I’m surprised Korrina didn’t use a Lucario in the Gym battle, I have to say. On top of that, only one of these Gym Leaders had more than one Kalos Pokemon – Grant. It could be down to how few new Pokemon were introduced in the Kalos region.
I decided to go with the Island Kahunas as they are the Alolan equivant to Gym Leaders. I wasn’t fond of it, but we’ll carry on. I went with the original teams for the Sun/Moon games.
Hapu aside, each Kahuna uses only one Alolan Pokemon in their team. Meh.
This is a fun one, considering that this is the first region that we see Gym Leaders using regional variants! Of course ,we had Kahunas in Alola, which we did touch upon briefly.
Of course, we will also include both Bede and Marnie, and their first Pokemon team used as Gym Leaders.
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It’s nice to see that each Gym Leader has at least one Galarian Pokemon, as well as a good assortment of regional variants. Milo does rely on the same evolution line though, but I would have liked to have seen more Galarian Pokemon for Kabu and Bea, but I do like the Pokemon that they have in general.