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Kanto League Gym Leaders by slimu Kanto League Gym Leaders by slimu
I love Pokemon so much D: D: The follow-up to this deviation is the Johto League Gym Leaders

This is the eight Kanto gym leaders with their new designs from Heart Gold and Soul Silver. It was really fun working on these, although I was really conflicted sometimes about which Pokemon to feature for each of the gym leaders since some of them have really awesome ones!! Like Blue/Green/Gary--you see him with Arcanine a lot, especially in the anime, but Tyranitar is at a higher level in his rematch battle, and Blaine already has a fire Pokemon :X Granted Brock has his rock Pokemon, but I guess I thought that Tyranitar wasn't as obviously rock as Arcanine was fire?? Augh! Now I'm feeling torn again!! Whatever, Tyranitar's cool :x... (but so's Arcanine auuggh!!)

I was also conflicted about Sabrina because I actually liked her old outfit better, but I guess ultimately I wanted to keep it more consistent?

I noticed that after drawing the Pokemon in this picture I think I felt ten times more love towards them D:

Done in Photoshop!

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MaximumVideoJustice Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing details!
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Tails19950 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely fantastic :)
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Estthew Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Blaine's got that :iconswagplz:
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umbreonfantagian Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
for some reason I always think the red gyarados is just a shiny..and tht Is y I think the red gyarados is the whole start of the shinies cuz there was no shinies in red/blue/green/yellow
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JapoCW Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey! Just featured your amazing artwork in the facebook page of our pokemon-inspired webseries. I put credits and left watermark, as you can see here: www.facebook.com/cwshots/photo…

hope it's ok with you!
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Coach369 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Even though he's not in the game you forgot Giovonni.
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sneakykid21 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Awesome!

Lol i noticed in the games that Pidgeot was his highest leveled PkMn lol
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wintersprings Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Coo!
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Dyceman Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013

going by the new rules (meaning mega rings exist etc...) I think the kanto gym leaders, elite four and champion should be like this IMO:

 

Brock: Graveler, Onyx

Misty: Staryu, Starmie, Seaking, Corsola

Lt Surge: Raichu

Erika: Jumpluff, Victreebel, Tangela, Bellossom

Janine: Koffing, Crobat, Venomoth

Sabrina: Espeon, Mega Alakazam

Blaine: Arcanine, Ninetails, Magmar

Gary/ Blue: Nidoking, Mega Blastoise, Scizor, Umbreon, Arcanine, Rhydon

 

Will: slowking, xatu, jynx, girafarig, exegutor

Koga: Muk, Weezing, Crobat, Ariados, Venomoth

Bruno: Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Onyx, Machamp

Karen: Umbreon, Mega Houndoom, Honchkrow, Vileplume, Gengar

 

Lance: Dragonite, Red Gyarados, Mega Charizard (X), Salamence, Haxorus, Garchomp

 

this way they are all fairly strong and challenging in their own way no more start out easy and then get harder nonsense, in that way they should be like the TV series, they are all difficult 

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JayJay00000 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
i have Tyranitar in my team
my strongest pokemon La la la la
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1422awoods Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Love it! :D
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vanquiishedbrownese Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
I saw the Johto Gym Leaders first, but this one tickles my nostalgia bone in a special kinda way. Love it just as much (if not more) than the Johto piece.
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Ninawitchgrl Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!!! :tighthug: :)
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cscdgnpry Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
what an amazing peice of art! this is truly inspiring :)
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AsianHeart Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the most beautiful picture of the Kanto Leaders I have ever seen.
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WizardlyDude Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome, still my fav leaders
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Asratheil Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Very nice. :)
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DYeiz Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
i love the style of this picture it look really good, and about green, his main pokemon in HG\SS is his Pidgeot.
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NorbiDKeks Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Misty and Starmie <3
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Jeryn Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
brock's golem has an awesome mustache - so gentlemanly
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AxletheBeast Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, you've practically nailed the artstyle of the games here. This is really, really impressive!
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mk17009 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
EPIC KANTO ROCKS YA
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Zorua101 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, did you do a Unova version of this? If not, then you should. :)
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Hurriicanee Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi ! This beautiful pic has been featured in a gathering about Pokemon leaders ([link]), go and see ! :dummy:
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BleachFan2010 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
I love it!! I think the Kanto Gym Leaders are my Fav ^^
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TheKavinsky Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Gary Mothaeffin Oak...
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
awsome and beautiful!
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Mewtwomaster58 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Beautiful! I think Gary - I call him Green - should have been featured with an Eevee. Eevee is a popular Pokemon to pair with Green in Fanfiction... although as far as I'm aware, Green does not have an Eevee. I'm pretty sure Gary has an Umbreon though. But all in all, awesome job!
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Gekiganger3 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
In Yellow version, he starts with an Eevee (and evolves it differently based on whether you win the first two battles against him).
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Carzilla Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Gary is so boss I love him but Red is the king of bosses
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7golfboy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Amazing!
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Holy-Blaze Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks awesome !
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Maeko97 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, this picture is so cool!
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melodyoftheAkatsuki Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
awesome-sauce!
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DJ-Felix-Chrome-67 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Perfect!:clap:
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xayshade Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
how bout have blaine's magmar or magmortar(his main) brock's onix(his main) and then blue's arcanine(main) sn: blue's pidgeot is his highest level
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xSouthStar Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Koga is a girl?
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Lucian05 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
you jelly?
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Blacknightb Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I wonder though, if all the gym leaders have their pokemon in lv 45 to 60, how are new trainers in Kanto suppose to get badges when they all have lv 15 pokemon who get raped by the gym leaders pokemon.

Also, in Firered/Leafgreen, I liked Erika the most, but in HG/SS, I find Misty & Sabrina's new looks quite arousing xD (Man I'm such a loser, but who cares)
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Gekiganger3 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
My feeling is that each Gym Leader has several teams at different levels and they pick the team that is closest to the challenger's level, so that they have a fair chance of winning.
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J2kmn Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic x10
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PkMnTrainerEdgar Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Love this. ^^
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sprinter1988 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
This is brilliant
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Kanine316 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this picture.
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Cammadolph Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
it looks REALLY good!:D
well, you could have done Blue with Pidgeot, since it's his strongest in Heartgold/Soulsilver, and no one uses flying types or normal types
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MeryNatsumi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
EPIC I like it !! How cute Erika !!
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Animefreak0055 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME!!!!!!!! I love pokemon and that picture too!!! ^^
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jitomaynez Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
i love this!!
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DaniDL Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh, nice! *^*
I love Tyranitar :iconmegustabishieplz:
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DrakeStonem Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Perfect! <3
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