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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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Estthew Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Blaine's got that :iconswagplz:
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
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:…

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

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

JayJay00000 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
i have Tyranitar in my team
my strongest pokemon La la la la
1422awoods Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Love it! :D
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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