Top Ten Worst Pokemon Gym Leaders / Elite Four


The Top Ten

1 Bugsy

Really, he, or she, as some people say, is a terrible idea! Pink hair, short jeans, neon green. - moonwolf

I beat this guy/gal. WITH MY CHIKORITA. AND JUST MY CHIKORITA. Moral of the story? Don't hate on Chikorita, hate on Bugsy.

Is Bugsy a boy or a girl? Seriously, look at him/her. It doesn't help that he/she specializes in the type with the lowest average base stat total.

Easiest battle of all Pokemon history.

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2 Wikstrom

Probably the worst looking 4 heavenly kings ever

Just look at his design, and you'll see, he has a dried out staru on his head! :D - moonwolf

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3 Falkner

A Pidgey and a Pidgeotto. Best. Team. Ever.

His Gym and his Pokemon were GIVEN to him by his OWN Father. Yeah, that's how much he sucks

That gosh darn idiot. He's a fraud. Pidgey. PIDGEY

Mudslap. It the perfect move to showcase why a trainer like you should use Flying type pokemon.- Falkner.

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4 Olympia Olympia

Get a real hairstyle girl.

Uh who oh right the really bad gen 6 gym leader

Wait who's this person again? - FlamingYveltal

The rings in her neck and hand fire not look good at allĺlll.

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5 Chuck

To be honest I forgot all about him after I left his gym... That can't be a good sign...

Chuck is like chucky cheeses! Dumb

He was so hard, I had to use selfdestruct.

Chuck's team is a downgrade from Morty. I mean, a POLIWRATH AND PRIMEAPE? Switch up the Pokémon's name patterns! Also, would it have KILLED HIM to have a Hitmontop?

6 Clemont Clemont Clemont originates in Pokemon XY, created by Nintendo & game freak. is a gym leader of the lumoise city. He specialized in electric Pokemon and is known as a genius. more.

I'm honestly conflicted about this character; and I'm drawing most of the inspiration from the anime. He's a decent brother and a good friend, but in context of the series, he's the least developed. Oh and if you're facing him in the games, he might as well be down graded to second gym leader position. He sucks as a gym leader and the least developed in the series. - Thifer20

Cute, Handsome, Nerdy, Cool, and motherly in the anime. Coldhearted, neglectful brother in the games. Geez! Just take care of Bonnie like you do in the anime!

We don't yet know how tough Clemont is as a gym leader. So I can't rate him now. - Kiteretsunu

Gross nerd

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7 Cilan Cilan Cilan is one of the three Gym Leaders of Striaton City's Gym, known officially as the Striaton Gym, in Pokemon Black and White. In the anime, he is classified as an A-class Pokemon Connoisseur and traveled with Ash Ketchum in the Unova region. He first debuted in Triple Leaders, Team Threats!.

Why did you put cilan on duh list he is awesome

What is Cilan doing on this list? I don't get why everyone hates him! - RiverClanRocks

Ignoring the anime, cilantro shares his spot with two others and is replaced in the next game. This leaves a really boring first impression that's never expanded upon. I'm not the biggest fan of pansage, his signature Pokemon, either. Cilan is just forgettable.
Regarding the anime, the 20 episodes I watched and the movies he was in made me dislike him. His voice was annoying and his talks about food boring. I can see why people would defend cilan. I'm only voting for him out of process of elimination

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8 Glacia

I don't know if it is just me, but I just can't stand Glacia. I only played Omega Ruby, not the original one, so I don't know if she was better or worse. She was forgettable, and I didn't really like what she said before the battle. Her design is really nothing speical, and she was the number one person in the whole game that I had trouble with beating. My Pokemon were always getting confused, and were always getting frozen. I had to waste 8 revives and over a dozen full restores to finally kill her stupid Froslass. Right when I kill Froslass though, I was like, "Finally... Wait... She has ANOTHER FROSLASS!? DANGET! " I haven't played the original Ruby and Sapphire yet, so I can't say much more but in omega and alpha, I just really hate Glacia.

I thought glacia was elite four...

She just was forgettable, but not as disappointing as Wulfric.

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9 Whitney Whitney

How dare you I loved her mil tank it made me feel accomplished when I beat her

The Clefairy was more of a problem than the Miltank. You were given tons of chances to block out the Mitank, but Clefairy could even have Sacred Fire!

You hated her Milktank too and you know it...

She's really not that strong on pokemon silver I destroyed her with only quilava just use smokescreen twice and quilava was only lv22

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10 Gardenia Gardenia

When I used wing attack, Bam! Her Roserade fainted. too easy! Train more Gardenia!

Honestly Gardenia, don't show your belly to the trainers. its gross.

Worst hair ever.

Stupid leech seed cherrim

The Contenders

11 Iris Iris Iris is from the Pokemon bwhite version & Pokemon black 2 & white. She ether was the gym leader in Opelucid city in white version. She first appeared to aid Bianca, Burgh, and the playable character when Bianca's Munna was stolen, & acted as a bodyguard. In Black 2 & White 2, she was the champion. Iris more.

Not gym leader yet infact in the games she is champion


12 Clair Clair

The worst part about Clair is that you have to go out of your way to do something for her to "prove your worth" when you beat her instead of getting the final badge. At least with Jasmine, there was a sick Pokemon in need of tlc, but Clair just has anger management problems.

Will not give the dang badge! 😤

13 Aaron

Aaron uses one of the worst types of Pokemon. And to those who says he's the one with the Lucario, the Aaron we are talking about is in the Elite 4.

I ALWAYS forget about him, because he doesn't really have anything to do with the plot.

Aaron, the one that died with the Lucario? Ya, he was really annoying. I don't know any other Aaron, so..

He should be steel not bug his name explain it

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14 Maylene

Can I ask what the hell Maylene is doing here?

15 Wulfric
16 Elesa Elesa

She is a cheater, can you believe that in the anime, Zebstrika dodged Swift from Bianca's Minccinno? An attack that NEVER misses ACTUALLY MISSED. I don't like her and she annoys me in the anime, I don't hate super models but she's got to be the worst. Sorry, guys. - ClassicGaminer

Despite her emolga's, this girl was pretty cool. She is in my top 10 favorites to be honest

Elesa is really irritating in the anime, and her quotes are annoying. PLUS (it's my opinion, I'm not being whiny and judgemental like I used to be) the fact that I just HAPPEN TO HATE SUPERMODELS!

Preety hot and sexy for not being a blond

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17 Clay
18 Valerie Valerie

Uses the worst pokemon type of all time. - pokemonrater


19 Fantina

She is WAY worse than morty

20 Blaine
21 Lt. Surge Lt. Surge Lt. Surge is a fictional character in the Pokémon series and the Gym Leader of Vermillion City who specializes in electric type Pokémon, in the anime he's extremely arrogant, aggressive and refers to other trainers as babies for not meeting his qualities his main Pokémon is Raichu who he evolved more.

In the manga he almost killed Red, and when facing the Masked Man, he almost blew the man and himself up! On purpose! - Thorite_Gem

Hands down one of the lamest gyms puzzles. All you have to is search for two switches in each bin.

His puzzle is so aggravating, but there is also fun to be had with it.


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22 Erika Erika

... ? Rude? He called her best product trash, Ash gets 1 for arrogance.

She was so rude to Ash!

Too easy and I beat her with a wartortle

23 Misty Misty Misty, known as Kasumi in Japan, is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo and created by Satoshi Tajiri. She’s the gym leader in Cerulean city & specializes in water Pokemon. In the games, she’s known as ‘the tomboy mermaid.’ more.

Why do you hate on Misty? She's so much better than May, Dawn, Lyra, Iris, Serena, and that stuff. KANTO FOREVER!

Just look at her in Electric Tale of Pikachu. A twelve year old. with breasts.

What all hail misty she beat ash in whirl cup


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24 Siebold

Just look at his eye!

25 Alder

Even though he's a champion, he deserves to be here. he tries to hard to teach the main character, then gets beaten before he even battles! His theme sucks, he team sucks, his anime depiction sucks.

26 Sabrina Sabrina Sabrina is a fictional character in the Pokemon universe as the gym leader of the Saffron City Gym who specializes in psychic type Pokemon.

Ho a psycho girl

Hah! She's relying on psychic

But I love Sabrina x(

Sabrina: The WORST gym leader ever! Her gym is ugly and boring, and she has no personality! And in the anime, she's just abusive! Even Lusamine was better than this UGLY bitch! And Sabrina-get a REAL hairstyle and go get a life.

27 Red Red

Red ain't no gym leader!

Not a gym leader - pokemonrater

28 Lenora

I just randomly picked a book and stairs appeared so...

Firstly her puzzle is sort of pretty hard for the second gym also her lilipup and watchdog are the bane of annoyance with mean look not allowing you to change out Pokemon - Red26473

This gym leader is ridiculously annoying, ESPECIALLY for a only a SECOND GYM leader, once her Herdier is gone, she sends out Watchdog, which will usually use Hypnosis, and spam Retaliate and Leer while you are asleep, Chesto berriers only work the first time you sleep and after that you become utterly useless, taking an entire turn of pain to use another berry or awakening, only to be put to sleep with Hypnosis once again and spammed with Retaliates, if the first dozen times didn't kill you already.

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29 Cissy
30 Roark

Roark was awesome!

Take him off his son skucks not him

31 Burgh

Dewott is doomed by Leavanny. Pignite is doomed by dwebble. Servine is doomed by all three.

32 Liza

WHY DO THEY EVEN EXIST?! Not only are they too easy, but they're basically plagiarizing Roxanne!

Liza and her twin Tate, simply put, suck at double battles. The trainers I battled along the way were actually pretty challenging but when I finally got to Liza and Tate, all they had was a Solrock and a Lunatone. And just a Solrock and a Lunatone. No Gardevoirs, no Alakazams, no nothing. And this was the second last gym of Hoenn.

33 Marlon

He looks like a complete tool. and he swims away during a worldwide disaster!

"The world is doomed! " Marlon doesn't care.

In my opinion, Marlon is the worst. He irritated me so much in the games. His team kind of sucks, if you have Virvolion or Serpirior (however you spell them). And also, remember in Black and White where all the gym leaders helped you out with team plasma in one way or another, this dude doesn't. Okay, he did get them for you but, it doesn't help that he is always like "Oh, but dude, ya gotta think about why your doing dis, just because ther evil, u need to fight em? " Um, yeah! Awhile ago they made a TERRORIST ATTACK IN ONE OF THE CITIES! Oh yeah, I forgot, you didn't know that because your head is in the water all the time being the brainless, selfish person you are... Infact why are you even a gym leader?

...his gym was kind of cool though

34 Candice Candice

Her floslass was so annoying and kept using double team.

35 Wattson
36 Pryce
37 Youngster Joey

This kid and his top percentage rattata Should be Champion, but that didn't exactly work out.

Not a gym leader but still annoying

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38 Luana
39 Roxanne

No matter who you choose for a Hoenn starter, you can always beat Roxanne. ( Providing they have evolved.). Marshtomp is a Water/Ground type, which completely trumps Rock. Grovyle is a Grass type, which is also super effective. As for Combusken, it learns Double Kick when it evolves so... =I

40 Brock Brock Brock is a character from Pokemon and is created by game freak & Nintendo. He was the first gym leader in pewter city, and specializes in rock Pokemon . more.

In anime he was so funny flirting with every girl.

HIT on all the girls!

All about girs

41 Morty

He has a bland personality like a lot of other gym leaders, has an incredibly uninspired and lazily put together team (seriously, how hard would have it been to at least give him a misdreveaus? ) and has so many counters to him that it makes the battle incredibly easy without having to grind levels. Johto had tons of lame gym leaders but Morty is by far the worst of them. - SigmaScott4

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Cilan
2. Gardenia
3. Iris
1. Whitney
2. Fantina
3. Elesa
1. Bugsy
2. Falkner
3. Whitney

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