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I got bored today and randomly thought about the "trademark" Pokemon of each Gym Leader. Then, I decided to count up the appearances for each Gym Leader's Pokemon among the video games, anime, manga and TCG. After finishing that, I went ahead and did the same for the Elite Four and Frontier Brains.

The results aren't groundbreaking, but it might be fun to look through the lists to see which Pokemon the Gym Leaders, et al., have had over the years. The final lists can be seen here, while the most recurring Pokemon for each Trainer is listed next:

Brock - Onix
Misty - Starmie
Lt. Surge - Raichu
Erika - Tangela
Janine - Crobat
Sabrina - Alakazam
Blaine - Rapidash
Giovanni - Nidoqueen (!)

Falkner - Pidgey, Pidgeotto and Pidgeot (three-way tie)
Bugsy - Scyther
Whitney - Miltank
Morty - Gengar
Chuck - Poliwrath
Jasmine - Steelix
Pryce - Dewgong
Clair - Kingdra

Roxanne - Nosepass
Brawly - Hariyama
Wattson - Magneton
Flannery - Torkoal
Norman - Slaking
Winona - Altaria and Skarmory (two-way tie)
Tate/Liza - Lunatone/Solrock
Juan - Kingdra and Whiscash (two-way tie)

Roark - Cranidos
Gardenia - Roserade
Maylene - Lucario
Crasher Wake - Floatzel
Fantina - Drifblim
Byron - Steelix and Bastiodon (two-way tie)
Candice - Abomasnow
Volkner - Luxray

Lorelei - Cloyster (!)
Bruno - Machamp
Agatha - Gengar
Lance - Dragonite (most appearances out of any trainer's Pokemon across the canons)
Will - Xatu
Koga - Muk
Karen - Umbreon

Sidney - Mightyena, Shiftry, Cacturne and Absol (four-way tie)
Phoebe - Dusclops
Glacia - Glalie
Drake - Shelgon (*waw waw*)
Steven - Aggron
Wallace - Milotic and Whiscash (two-way tie)

Aaron - Vespiquen and Drapion (two-way tie)
Bertha - Golem, Hippowdon and Whiscash (three-way tie)
Flint - Infernape
Lucian - Alakazam and Bronzong (two-way tie)
Cynthia - Garchomp

Lucy - Seviper
Greta - Umbreon
Anabel - Alakazam and Snorlax (two-way tie)
Tucker - Swampert
Noland - N/A (no recurring Pokemon, as he uses random ones in the games)
Spenser - Slaking
Brandon - Regirock, Regice and Registeel (three-way tie)

Palmer - Dragonite
Argenta - Dragonite, Drifblim and Butterfree (three-way tie)
Thorton - Electivire
Dahlia - Blaziken
Darach and Caitlin - Empoleon

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Interesting.

It seems to me, though, that Winona looks better with Altaria then Skarmory. I don't know, her looks, her outfit, they seem to relate more to a gentle bird-like dragon then a machinery, evil-looking bird.

The same goes to Wallace and Milotic. I don't know, Whiscash has a pretty dumb, durr-hurr expression, whilst Milotic is oblivious and elegant, which, in my opinion, resembles more of Wallace's features and battling style.

Of course those have nothing to do with frequency of appearance of their Pokemon, but how they, uhm, relate to their trainers, appearance-wise.

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How do Argenta and Thorton get a recurring pokemon but Noland doesn't?

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EvilPenguin wrote:
How do Argenta and Thorton get a recurring pokemon but Noland doesn't?


Argenta doesn't really have one, but unlike Noland she didn't have a million Pokemon in the anime so it was easy to list all of the ones she's had (two from the card game, one from the manga). Thorton's is Electivire only because his Electivire had two cards in the TCG.

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