Hello trainers of pixelmoncraft. If you've come to this post
you're probably considering becoming a gym leader. Now I must warn
you that becoming a gym leader is not an easy, trivial task.
There's many things you must take into consideration when applying
for gym leader. This guide will cover most of the necessities for
becoming a gym leader. It will teach you what you should expect
and what you should already know.
Without further ado I give you: FeelMyGoods guide on becoming a
1. Pokemon Type Knowledge
As a gym leader, or even a trainer you should know the strengths
and weaknesses of every pokemon type.
For example you should know that Electric obviously beats ground I
mean where do you think craters and crop circles come from? This
is just common sense. Also fire beats water as the fire will heat
the water to a point of evaporation. A final example is that water
will obviously beat steel. Water is the main cause of rust for
steel so this is an obvious counter.
As you can see a lot of real life logic can be carried over to
pokemon. So if you got anything less than straight A's during
school you should give up now.
2. Item effect Knowledge
There's many items in pokemon. From usable items such as potions
and ethers to held items like choice items. Here I will give a
brief explanation of a few items but these are things you must
learn in order to be a successful Gym leader.
We'll start with usable items. Potions do exactly what you'd think
they do. They cure illness. So if your pokemon is
paralyzed/poisoned/burned/has the stomach flu or some other
ailment a potion will help but take 3 turns. If you want a faster
cure, super potions will clear it up in 1 turn and Max potions are
Just to note: Potions and other usable items are banned during Gym
battles as a gym leader you need to be a cold-hearted strong
person who is not afraid to watch pokemon suffer.
Now for held items: The least useful items during battle are
choice items. Sure they boost special attack, speed, or special
attack respectively but you're locked into a move and you don't
want to be locked into using an ineffective move like stone edge
against a flying pokemon because stone edge can't reach flying
pokemon and therefore they are immune.
Instead I suggest taking power items(unless you need speed in
which case you might be forced to take a choice item) Power items
reduce speed by 50% but increase any of the 9 stats that are
available including HP(Hit Power) which is the strength of your
3. The training process is hard
Anyone who is a gym leader goes through a secret gruesome 2 year
training course in order to obtain their position. We must prove
ourselves worthy and not many make it past the first month. First
we're flown by jet on the most turbulent route possible. We fly by
the bermuda triangle to an undisclosed location where horror
awaits us. We must live breath and dare I say... even eat pokemon.
Pokemon is our lives, and if we so happen to forget that for even
a second we're stuck picking up rhyhorn dung for a week(with
nothing but spoons). I've been diagnosed with PTSD and am on
medication for it upon returning home from pixelmon bootcamp. It
pains me to even talk about some of the things that goes on there but
you've been warned.
4. No criminals allowed
As with most jobs we're judged on our past. Why hire a criminal
when you can hire someone equally as worthy without a criminal
record? As such we must submit to police background checks, so if
you've ever been arrested for stealing a toothbrush at walmart
you had better get a government pardon or you can kiss being a gym
So apply above if you can handle it,
and may the odds be ever in your favor.