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Roark: His Pokemon are a level 12 Geodude and Onix and a level 14 Cranidos. No matter what starter you picked, it is good against this leader. Use Turtwig's Absorb and Razor Leaf, Monferno's Mach Punch, and Piplup's Bubble. Geodude and Onix probably wont even get to attack, and the Cranidos is just stupid. When you're down to 1hp he would much rather lower your defence than kill you with headbutt or pursuit. Stealth Rock is just as retarded a move as it does about 2hp damage to foes switching in. LAME! Gardenia: Her Pokemon are a level 19 Cherubi and Turtwig and a level 22 Roserade. The first thing Cherubi does is use Leech Seed to drain away your HP, then attacking with Grass Knot, which really isn't to bad a move. The Turtwig is obsessed with raising it's defence with Withdraw and Reflect which can be annoying if the reflect passes on to Roserade. Other than that it will use Grass Knot. The Roserade varies on it's smartness. It will use Stun Spore to paralyze and lower speed, then attack with Magical Leaf and Grass Knot. Sometimes it's dumb enough to forget to paralyze, and sometimes it will use Stun Spore when you're already paralyzed. Grass Knot is like a grass type Low Kick, as it does more damage the heavier the enemy. I would say it is a good move. Maylene: Her Pokemon are a level 27 Machoke and Meditite and a Level 30 (GASP!) Lucario! The Meditite loves using Detect over and over and over and over...Probably won't even attack unless it has a type advantage. I'll bet it thinks it's worth dying just to stale move the Detect. The Machoke is like Roark's Cranidos, it just LOOOOOOOOVES using Leer! And to top it off, Leer doesnt even help the only other move it ever uses: Seismic Toss. Lucario loves using Metal Claw on types it's weak to! But as soon as you take off 1hp it will use the all powerful Drain Punch to get that very important 1hp back. Drain Punch is powerful, so you may have trouble with this one unless you use a ground type to kill him. Drain Punch is an awesome move, but, sadly, only like 5 Pokemon can learn it. Heck, Infernape can't even learn it! Crasher Wake: His Pokemon are a level 27 Gyarados, a level 29 Quagsire, and a level 31 Floatzel. This guy's Pokemon are actually smart, for the most part. The Gyarados will use a combination of Dragon Rage and Brine to take you out. But the most annoying part is that it knows one of my least favorite moves: Swagger. The Quagsire just uses an assortment of different attacks which obviously one of them is Brine. The Floatzel's moves are pretty stupid, as is the Floatzel. It's main attacks are Swift and Ice Fang, although it will use Aqua Jet and Brine sometimes too. It has a habit of using Swift whenever it could do a lot more damage with a super effective Brine. Brine does double the damage when the opponent's Hp is less than half. It is a very good move that most all water types can learn. Fantina: Her Pokemon are a level 31 Gengar, a level 34 Drifblim, and a level 36 Mismagius. None of them really use their signature TM Shadow Claw. The Gengar likes putting you to sleep and using Dream Eater to drain your HP. Sometimes it will use Dream eater without putting you to sleep which is about the dumbest thing any ghost type could do. The Drifblim never stays alive long because it likes to use Curse when it's at less than half HP, killing itself while putting a curse on you that you can get rid of just by switching out. Try not to kill it with a physical attack because it's ability, Aftermath, will cut off a quarter of your HP. The Mismagius doesn't even use any ghost type attacks. Confuse ray will be seen a lot with this annoyance of a Pokemon. It likes to use Magical Leaf and Psybeam to hurt your pokemon, then, instead of killing you, it will be stupid and use Confuse Ray, like it wants to be cool and make you kill yourself. Shadow Claw is the best TM yet, it's like a ghost type Slash, as it has a high critical hit ratio. Byron: His Pokemon are a level 36 Bronzor, a level 36 Steelix, and a level 39 Bastiodon. Like all Bronzor, this one loves using Confuse Ray and Hypnosis. The only problem with Bronzor is that he has no attack and no special attack whatsoever. The Steelix will use Iron Tail a lot, which hits about as often as Thunder. All I know about the Bastiodon is that it knows Yawn and Iron Head. It was killed way too fast for me to figure out all it's attacks. Flash Cannon is one of few Steel type TMs and it's a good one at that. It can lower Special Defence as well as having 80 strength. An awesome attack for an Empoleon. Candice: Her Pokemon are Snover level 39, Sneasel level 38, Medicham level 40, and Abomasnow level 42. I guarantee the Snover will be killed in one hit by anything super effective. The Sneasel is no different other than the fact that it is probably faster than you. The Medicham was thrown in there to combat anything super effective against ice. It's attacks are good against everything ice is weak against. Example: Rock Slide for the Fire types, Hi Jump Kick for the rock and steel types, and Psychic for the fighting types. It also likes using Detect(Duh!). The Abomasnow will definitely be killed by any Fire attack. It will use Ice Shard to automatically strike first, then succumb to death. Avalanche is a good ice TM. It's like the move Revenge. You attack last no matter what, and if you get hit, it does double the damage. Volkner(What kind of a name is that?Almost as bad as Roark and Gardenia!): His Pokemon are Raichu level 45, Octillery level 46, Ambipom level 47, and Luxray level 49. The Raichu will no doubt use Thunderwave to paralyze you so kill it with a ground type move before it gets a chance.(Wow! This is starting to sound serious!). The Octillery is the ground killer, but it doesn't do a very good job. It actually used Thunderbolt on my Hippowdon! Talk about stupid! Earthquake put it to rest. The Ambipon will raise it's Special attack with Nasty Plot, then use Charge Beam and kill everyone in one hit. Slam is brain into the ground with some fighting moves to take him to school.(Forever). If Luxray uses Charge and then Thunder, say bye bye to whatever Pokemon you have out cuz it's dead.(Unless its a ground type of course.). For an Electric pokemon, it isn't very fast, so you can probably kill it before it gets a chance to do this. Charge Beam is a good electric move that raises Special Attack and does damage. On a scale from 1 to 10 its an 8. Now heres all the TM's you get from battling gym leaders on a scale from 1 to 10. Stealth Rock: definitely a -50. This move should be illegal. Grass Knot: probably a 5. Drain Punch: 6 because almost no one can learn it. Brine: 9 because it's a killer to half health Pokemon everywhere. Shadow Claw: 9 because it's critical hit King of doom to all but normal types. Flash Cannon: 10 because its the best Steel type move in this game. Avalanche: 7 because you have to strike second. Charge Beam: 8 because its a good all around electric move. So there you have it. The best gym guide in all the galaxy. Trust me i've checked. And some of those gym guides only cover the first gym. Or they are totally wrong.