Top Ten Worst Pokemon Gym Leaders / Elite Four

The Top Ten

1 Bugsy

When you sweep a bug gym leader with a bayleef, you know something is wrong. His only competent pokemon is scyther and he is waaay to easy to set up on. Not only that, but he is forgettable- no persanility whatsoever. None.

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.

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

Honestly he has the advantage if you had made the wrong choice with a chikorita.

2 Wikstrom

While xy had lots of forgettable charecters, wikstorm is the most forgettable because not only does he have only 4 pokemon, he has no persanility and a bad design, even compared to the other xy e4.

Probably the worst looking 4 heavenly kings ever

His Aegislash is the only thing he has going for him in battle. Also, Klefki? Really?

He just doesn't look right.

3 Falkner

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

Falkner was the first gym leader for gold to challenge on his what to golden rod

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

He sucks so bad he has to spam sand attack and roost to be even decently good

4 Olympia

Lacking in persanility, having a weak team, and looking a bit creepy are all reason I voted for her. While the first two apply to most xy gym leaders, the third one is a bit much.

The only thing wrong with her is that UGLY cape she wears..YUCK! Why does she even have that ugly thing,anyway? If she only got rid of that ugly cape,then she'd be so much better.

She's an old lady who needs to go jump into an active volcano.

Uh who oh right the really bad gen 6 gym leader

5 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!.

All the striations gym leaders are bad, period. They don't even use 2 pokemon of their type despite the many lush choices of the region.

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

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

Why did you put cilan on duh list he is awesome

6 Chuck

He uses 2 pokemon, 1 not fully evolved, from KANTO, despite being the 5th johto gym leader. Also a bit boring in persanility.

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.

7 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. ...read 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.

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.

I mean Clemont looks kind of weird, but Bonnie is cute and he is kind of cute.

8 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 ...read more.

Iris is the champion of the unova region, and probably one of the strongest at that. Please direct your hate to someone who deserves it, like falkner

Not gym leader yet infact in the games she is champion

What a kid... There, I said it.

Iris is cool...y’all some haters

9 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

10 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.

What are you talking about? Glacia is one of the most challenging and most interesting Elite Four members. I remember her being such a pain when I played Ruby Version as a kid. She would always mop the floor with my team no matter how much I trained.

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

I thought glacia was elite four...

Freggin sheer cold and her stupid tanky glalie that WILL NOT DIE and both of her retarded froslasses if you don't have a fire rock or fighting type your screwed

The Contenders

11 Whitney

She wasn't even that hard. My Skiploom could deal with the rollouts easy because it was female and I used sleep powder and leech seed. In my other gameplay my Gloom beat her clefairy and miltank because I had enough time to use growth a lot during Clefairy's metronomes. And her Clefairy was a much bigger deal than her Miltank.

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!

I traded for the Machop... Evolved it into a Machoke... I honestly didn't find Miltank that hard... Her Clefairy's metronome used Aerial Ace though...

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

12 Clair

At least whitney is a kid, she is an adult and not only did she whine but she made you do a sidequests as well. At least she had a good team though.

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! ūüė§

13 Wulfric

While his persanility and design are fine, no 8th gym leader should be allowed to use 3 pokemon with only 3 moves.

His abomasnow only has 3 moves. THREE MOVES!

14 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.

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

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

Aaron isn't a Gym Leader. He's just a special character.

15 Maylene

Paul, is this you? Maylene is far from the worst...get her off here, she's awesome.

Can I ask what the hell Maylene is doing here?

16 Clay

Take Clay off of here! He's vicious.

17 Elesa

Elesa isn't actually a bad gym leader, I just voted for her because she's annoying. In the original gen 5 games (my favorites. Don't judge me for this fact) she was relatively impossible to beat. Being the Volt Switch user/TM-giver, she was consistently swapping out her Pokemon, making her hard to adapt to. Not to mention her team being ridiculously fast, out-speeding even my fastest Pokemon, partly because she had the evolved version as her ace. And, since it's likely your strongest Pokemon was your starter, she had all of them in the bag. Oshawott: Electric-specialist, remember? Snivy & Tepig (since the latter had probably evolved by then): not one, but TWO Emolga, which are Flying-types (also makes Ground-types like that little Sandile you probably caught to use on her near useless)! Game Freak fortunately nerfed her for Black & White 2 by replacing one Emolga with a Flaafy, but they also made the remade puzzle stupidly easy as well! You walk down a runway, battle 3 or 4 trainers, ...more

She is the worst spammer gym leader ever. She has two Emolgas and a Zebstrika. So, you can't use ground type attacks on the Emolgas, and instead have to just spam a strong attack and hopefully kill it. If you don't, she has like 4 hyper potions, which drags the battle on and on. She just spams volt switch and double team and does virtually nothing else. She isn't hard because she's a string trainer, she's hard because she's literally unfair and bull.

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.

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

18 Valerie

Uses the worst pokemon type of all time.

Yeah fairy type sucks

19 Fantina

She is WAY worse than morty

20 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 ...read more.

In pokemon yellow, this guy uses only 1 pokemon. That's just plain dumb. I know pokemon yelps is based on the anime but it would have been better to give him additional pokemon since the player can.

Lt. surges puzzle is super annoying in the way that its planned out you have to look through the trash cans to activate a switch which in theory is right next to it but if you fail to find it the gym arena resets the switiches and you must find the first switch all over again. I mean that's just the floor the gym battle is worse as he has his voltorb and his raiachu and unless you have a ground type there tough to beat.

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

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

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22 Erika

Along with being sexist in the anime, she has little persanility in the games. Easily worst kanto leader.

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

Exactly. People are calling Erica rude, but Ash was the rude one for insulting her perfume when he could have kept his comments to himself.

She was so rude to Ash!

No she wasn't. The other women at her gym were the ones that were rude. Erica allowed Ash to battle her and she gave him the badge when Ash saved her Gloom from the fire.

Too easy and I beat her with a wartortle

23 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.

24 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.

Hah! She's relying on psychic

But I love Sabrina x(

Ho a psycho girl

My name is Sabrina LOL

25 Red Red is a Pokémon Trainer from Pallet Town, Kanto. He is the first character to be playable in the Pokémon series and his initial appearance is set in the Generation I main games. He has since then made various appearances in Pokémon media, including the Generation III remakes of Red, Green, Blue, ...read more.

Red ain't no gym leader!

Not a gym leader

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