Pokemon fans’ rematch and gym scaling concept is praised by players Dexerto

Pokemon fans' rematch and gym scaling concept is praised by players Dexerto

Philip Trahan

Published: 2022-09-24T23:33:01

Updated: 2022-09-24T23:33:19

A Pokemon fan created a detailed concept of how Gym Leader scaling could work in the Pokemon series and fans loved it.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet will be the first Pokemon game where trainers can freely challenge any Gym in any order they like.

However, many Pokemon fans have speculated that Scarlet & Violet’s gym leaders won’t have scalable teams with dynamic levels.

Now, a trainer created a detailed concept for how rematches and gym scaling could work and used the Kanto region as a base.

A Pokemon fan creates a gym scaling concept

the concept it comes from the pokemon subreddit where user I_Am_The_Bookwyrm created eight dynamic teams for each of the Kanto gym leaders.

For example, Brock is always the first gym leader players fight in on their journey through Kanto, and he will always use a level 12 Geodude and a level 14 Onix.

However, this fan concept reinvents Brock’s team while keeping it in line with the Kanto Pokédex. After an offer, Brock could theoretically have his own Geodude and Onix, but add Omanyte or Kabuto to his team.

With four Gym badges, Brock’s team could consist of the unchosen Fossil Pokémon, a Rhydon, a Graveler instead of Geodude and Onix.

The concept remains consistent across each of the remaining seven Gym Leaders, with each having evolving equipment based on player progress.

The fan concept blew up on the subreddit, garnering over 38,000 upvotes and over 1,000 comments from fans praising the idea and giving feedback on it.

“This is great. I would love a remastered Gen I with adjustable difficulty and a revamped ‘open world’ that allows the player to beat trainers and gym leaders in any order and rematch gym leaders against progressively more difficult teams.” said user trim_gennaker.

Another fan praised the concept, but said the first teams could still be powerful enough to make an impact. “Movesets can always be nerfed too. Facing fully evolved aces early on tends to be more memorable for the player.”

While it would certainly require a bit more balance and development time, this fan concept goes a long way to show that dynamic gym leaders and late-game rematches could work well in the main series.

Whether or not Pokemon Scarlet & Violet will adapt scalable Gym Leaders remains to be seen. For now, players will just have to wait and see when the game releases on November 18, 2022.


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