Seven Unappreciated Pokemon Features We Want To See Return

Gym Leader Rematches

If you bring gyms back, then you need to bring gym leader rematches back too. Getting gym leader rematches in some games, whether it was acquiring their phone number or getting a random call when you were in the middle of nowhere, was almost as big a pain as the Great Marsh's mud.

But, when you had a rematch with that one leader who nearly defeated your entire team with their ace -- or, if you went up against Steven's, in Generation III, SPECIAL SWEEPING AGGRON OF DOOM -- it was a challenge that you wanted to win. Even if some teams were easier than others thanks to the one-type focus the gym leaders had, seeing a flying leader bring out monsters that didn't just have the normal-flying type duo could sometimes make for strategic adjustments.

Though, Steven and his SPECIAL SWEEPING AGGRON OF DOOM never gained any levels in the third generation. What a shame...

Published Jan. 3rd 2017
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