– Greetings Pokefans! Michael here, andPokemon X and Y are great and enjoyable Pokemongames; however, in my opinion and I'm surethe opinion of many others, they have a pretty glaring flaw, they are way too fricking easy.
I believe thereare two big reasons why the games are too easy.
The first is thatthe Exp.
Share, it's not balanced very well.
The Gen 1 Exp.
Alldidn't work properly, so this was the dev'sfirst functional attempt at having the Exp.
Shareaffect all party Pokemon in an attempt toremove grinding, which to me is a good thing.
Grinding sucks! However, this firstiteration of it was too good.
Through just normal gameplay, your team ends up over leveledcompared to the gym leaders.
So the first way of fixingX and Y being too easy, is to just make the Exp.
Share more balanced.
But the second big reasonwhy X and Y are too easy is that the gym leaders andElite Four members suck! The big boss battlesof the game have some of the weakest teams inthe entire main series, having too little Pokemonor bad movesets or both.
We could fix a lot of Xand Y's difficulty problems by simply giving the gym leaders and Elite Fourmembers better teams.
Thanks to a suggestionby PokeManiac Charon.
Hope I'm pronouncing thatcorrectly but probably not.
The focus of today'svideo will be my attempt at giving the Xand Y gym leaders and Elite Fourmembers better teams to make their difficultiesmore appropriate and not so stinkingeasy in a lot cases.
I will be making my decisionsfor their new team members as if I was picking teams fora fictional Pokemon Z version, an enhanced version of Xand Y that never happened.
So that means my choiceswill be the Pokemon that were available in X and Y, plus the new Omega Ruby andAlpha Sapphire mega evolutions if the species wasin the Kalos Pokedex.
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And honestly, I actuallythink her team is fine.
Viola has two Pokemonin her gym battle, a Surskit and a Vivillon.
Neither of themhave full movesets, but she's also thevery first gym leader so I can let that slide.
But also the number of Pokemon that she has is completely fine because two Pokemon is avery normal amount of Pokemon for a first gym leader to have.
In fact every singlefirst gym leader in the entire mainseries has two Pokemon aside from two exceptions, Roxanne in Emerald and Roark.
If we really wanted togive her a third Pokemon, I suppose we couldgive her another one of the bug types that'savailable early in X and Y, like Burmy or Ledyba or Metapod, but I genuinely don'tthink that's necessary.
Viola's team, in myopinion, is appropriate.
Next up is Grant, theKalos gym leader voted the second most difficultin my video from last week about the Toughest GymLeaders in every game.
The reasons he got some votes is because his rock type Pokemon can't be simply blasted away by your grass orwater type starter.
Tyrunt is not weakto grass or water, and while the water type couldhandle Amaura pretty well, The grass type wouldbe in more danger due to Amaura'sRefrigerate-boostedice type moves.
As for how I'd change his team, I personally think he shouldbe given a third Pokemon.
Now that's not becausetwo Pokemon is too few for a second gym leader.
In fact, of all the second gymleader's in the main series, about half of themhave two Pokemon, the other half have three.
But the thing about Grant is that his team isthe highest levels of any second gym leaderin the entire main series.
Most others havetheir Pokemon range from about level 17to about level 22.
But both of hisPokemon are level 25.
When your team isthat high of a level, you should have three Pokemonminimum in my opinion.
I think a great Pokemonthat could be added to his team would be Binacle.
It's widely availableby smashing rocks on the beach right near his gym, plus it would makeit so the water and grass type starters area bit more balanced out.
The water starter isbetter at handling Amaura, while the grass starter wouldbe better at handling Binacle.
Next up is Korrina, the community voted mostdifficult gym leader in X and Y in my ToughestGym Leaders video.
I think her squad of threePokemon is acceptable.
The vast majority of third gym leadershave three Pokemon, the only exceptions beingLt.
Surge in Yellow, Wattson in Emerald, andWhitney in all of her games.
But Whitney's Miltankis so freaking difficult that that Miltank aloneshould count as five Pokemon.
But while I don't have a problem with Korrina's team composition, I have a problemwith their movesets.
These Pokemon are alllevel 28 and above.
Not having four moves is finefor the earliest gyms leaders but when your team is close to having a fullyevolved starter, the gym leader you arefacing should have four moves on every Pokemon.
Also their movecoverage is terrible.
Literally her only way ofdamaging a ghost type Pokemon is Rock Tomb on Machoke, which is ridiculous.
Give Hawlucha a Flying movelike Wing Attack or Aerial Ace, give Mienfoo Payback so thatthere's some counter-coverage on Psychic types, and giveMachoke pretty much anything, maybe Seismic Toss.
Also if you wanted tomake Hawlucha extra nasty, you could give ita Sitrus Berry.
Not only would it be able toheal some of the damage you do, but then Sitrus Berry going away would activate its Unburden.
I figured theycould have done this with the final Pokemonof all the gym leaders.
I mean, they didit in other games, why not give thesePokemon held items? Next up is thefourth gym leader, the grass typespecialist, Ramos, and side note, theinterior of his gym is the best gym interiorin any Pokemon game.
Just wanted to throwthat out there.
I really want his gym.
Ramos has three Pokemon, which is very normalfor a fourth gym leader.
All others have three or fourPokemon, but most have three.
I think he could absolutely begiven a fourth Pokemon though since his Pokemon areon the higher level end of fourth gym leaders.
If he was givena fourth Pokemon, I'd want it to be Trevenant.
It's the only Gen 6 grass type that wasn't featured onany main boss's team.
Or was not the starter.
The rest of his team needsa bit of work though.
Again, there's the issue with their movesetsnot being complete.
Weepinbell's is complete, but it is flawed becauseit's a Weepinbell.
If Erika can use aVictreebel at level 29, Ramos can use one at level 31.
As for the movesets, I think Jumpluffshould have either one of the status powder movessince it learns all three, or Sunny Day to takeadvantage of both its and theWeepin-should-be-Victreebel'sChlorophyll.
Gogoat's last move couldbe pretty much anything, but if they really wanted tomake it a difficult threat, I think it could get Synthesis for recovery after Ramosruns out of potions.
Next up is Gym number 5, the electric typespecialist, Clemont.
Clemont has threePokemon, which is normal, as about half of the fifth gymleaders have three Pokemon, with the rest having four.
Except Chuck, who only has two, but I also think that's dumb.
He should have threeat an absolute minimum.
I do think Clemont could and potentially should begiven a fourth Pokemon though for the same reasonI've given extra Pokemon to the other gym leaders.
His Pokemon areat a higher level than a good chunk of the gymleaders at the same number.
To me, his fourth Pokemonis an easy pick, Dedenne.
It's the only otherGen 6 electric type aside from Heliolisk.
It would make him havetwo Pikachu clones though, so we can swap Emolga outfor one that Elesa didn't use in the immediatelyprevious games.
My vote is for Lanturn! His Pokemon alsoagain have the problem of not having all four moves.
And I think the easiest way to fix that is just givethem all Thunder Wave.
I do this becauseI think it's weird for an electric type gym leader to not have a single Pokemon that has a way ofguaranteeing paralysis.
Next up is the sixth gym leader, the fairy typespecialist, Valerie, and oh my God I hate her team.
She has three Pokemon, a surprisingly normalamount of Pokemon for the sixth gymleader to have, so we can let thenumber of Pokemon slide, but I personally feellike a gym leader for the big new fancytype of this generation should have had a bigger team to show off moremembers of that type.
But the roster of her teamis unacceptable to me.
Sylveon is perfectly fine and an excellent ace for herto have but Mawile is awful.
Not only is it anextremely weak Pokemon without its mega evolution, but the moveset iscomplete garbage.
Its only attacks areFaint Attack and Crunch It has no STAB moves.
What were they thinking? Mr.
Mime, I'm more okay with.
I guess I just maybedon't like it very much because it's a Mr.
Mime, but its moveset is fineand it is a fairy type, so I guess it'snot in as dire need of replacing as Mawile is.
Here's my proposal forhow to fix Valerie's team.
First, keep Sylveonand Mr.
Mime the same.
They both havegood, full movesets, so they don't needto be swapped.
Then swap out Mawile forFlorges, which is arguably the most famous Gen 6fairy type besides Sylveon.
As for the fourth Pokemonthat could be added, I think it shouldprobably be like Mawile.
An older-gen Pokemon that wasgiven the Fairy type in Gen 6, and for that I'drecommend Granbull so that there's at least onephysical Fairy type attacker.
It has to knowPlay Rough though! It has to have aphysical fairy type move.
I don't care if it'stoo low of a level for it to learn that naturally.
Lance has underlevel 55 Dragonites.
We can bend the rulesa bit for a gym leader.
Also, it should have FireFang for Steel coverage.
Next is the seventh gym leader, the psychic typespecialist, Olympia.
She only has three Pokemon, and while there are instancesof seventh gym leaders only using threeor fewer Pokemon, specifically Blainein Yellow, Pryce, Tate & Liza in not-Emerald, Brycen, and Drayden, I personally am of the opinion that a seventh gymleader should have four.
To me that fourth Pokemonchoice is obvious, Malamar.
I picked Malamar becauseit's the only non-started and non-mythical Psychictype Pokemon introduced in Generation 6 that shedoesn't already have.
If you think thatMalamar is too evil for Olympia's aesthetic, then you can swap itout for a male Meowstic, which is still the samespecies as her female one, but it looks differentand has different stats.
So that'd be cool to see both.
Thankfully minimal movesetchanges are necessary, since all three of themhave fully flushed out sets.
The only change I'd makewould be giving Slowking a water type attackover Power Gem.
But then after battling Olympia, a turning point inthe game occurs.
You take on a mega evolutionin a regular battle for the first time.
Your final battleagainst Lysandre features him usinga mega Gyarados.
Prior to this, the only mega evolutionyou've battled against in-game was Korrina's Lucario, which isn't a regular battle because it's just MegaLucario versus Mega Lucario.
Side note, that'sactually another reason why X and Y are so easy.
You have had mega evolutionfrom the third gym onward and no one else has.
To be fair, I do get why theydidn't give mega evolution to the gym leaders.
At least the firstfew gym leaders after you get mega evolution.
A lot of Pokemon evolve laterand taking on a mega evolution when you don't havea fully evolved team, I think might be toodifficult in some cases.
But when you havethat Lysander battle, and he uses a mega Gyarados, the training wheelsshould be off.
Your team is all atlevel 50 or above, you have access tomultiple mega evolutions you have now taken oneon a regular battle.
From that point on, every single boss battle, the rest of the game shouldhave a mega evolution, and they don't.
It blows my mindthat the generation that introduced mega evolution and put so much emphasis on ithas you fight so few of them.
You fight Lucario with Korrinawith just your Lucario.
You fight Lysander's Gyarados and then you don'tfight any more until the champion'smega Gardevoir.
The entire main story, you fight three.
That is absurd.
The trainers most severelyimpacted by this are Wulfric and the Elite Four members.
And I'll first discuss Wulfric, who I think is arguably, the least impressivefinal gym leader in the entire main series.
The first thing you'll notice is that he only has three Pokemon.
That is absolutely unacceptable.
The final gym leadersin every other region except one have aminimum of four.
The only exception arethe final gym leaders in the Unova region, and Ialso think it's unacceptable that they onlyhave three Pokemon, but they get a bit more slack since their typings aretougher to deal with than Ice.
The final gym leaderis the last big test before the Pokemon leaguefor crying out loud.
I think five Pokemon forall for them would be ideal.
Four I can live with, but three is a big no-no.
As for what his fourthPokemon should be, I would love togive him an Aurorus, but since Grantalready has an Amaura, that's sadly off-limits.
Instead I think heshould have a Mamoswine.
All his ice types are prettyangry and scary looking, so it suits him well.
Plus, no other gym leaderhas ever used a Mamoswine in their initial battle before.
Then of course is the matter of what is megaevolution should be, and one's prettyobvious, Mega Abomasnow.
He already has the Abomasnow, so you could easily justslap a mega stone on it in addition to givingit a fourth move.
Plus there'sestablished precedent.
In the anime, Wulfrichas a Mega Abomasnow.
Why not give him onein the games too? So all that leaves us withis the Kalos Elite Four, a group that in my opinion, is anything but elite.
Why? Well, they only havefour Pokemon each! Are you kidding me? It's the Elite Four! Elite Four membershave five Pokemon.
That's how it works.
Literally every other EliteFour member has five Pokemon except the Unova Elite Four, but it's not okayfor them either! So how do we fix this? Well it's very simple.
We add a mega evolutiononto each of their teams.
This solves twoproblems at once, them not having mega evolution and them onlyhaving four Pokemon.
We will start with Siebold.
And a quick reminderof what I mentioned at the beginning of the video, this would be foran enhanced version.
So the Aura's megaevolution are a fair game assuming their the speciesis in the Kalos Pokedex.
Therefore the availablewater type mega evolutions are Blastoise, Gyarados, and Sharpedo.
Both Gyarados andSharpedo are used by other evil teamleaders in Gen 6, so Mega Blastoisegoes to Siebold.
If you think an EliteFour member's ace should not be a starter, Flint from Diamond and Pearl and also Siebold from theanime would disagree with you.
Next up is Malva, thefire type specialist.
The available mega evolutions for her are just the megaCharizard and mega Houndoom.
Mega Houndoom isthe easy choice here because not only does itfit well with her history as a Team Flaremember, but again, it's the mega evolutionshe uses in the anime! Next up is the steelspecialist, Wikstrom.
The available megasfor him are Scizor, Mawile, Aggron, Lucario, and Steelix.
Lucario is out becauseKorrina uses it, and I prefer notto give him Mawile since he already has anothersteel fairy type in Klefki.
I personally wouldpick Mega Aggron, but apparently theanime disagrees since they gavehim a mega Scizor.
I suppose that means mega Scizor is the de facto winner here, but that causesus a small problem because he already has a Scizor.
So if his Scizor now goes mega, we gotta find him a Pokemon.
My vote is to give him Bisharp, since it looks likesomething wearing armor, like how Wikstrom does.
I also considered Escavalier, but I think two bug-steeltypes would be a bit much.
And then finally is Drasna, the dragon type specialist.
She is the only KalosElite Four member to never appear in theanime and therefore, does not have acanonical-somewheremega evolution.
The options for dragonmegas are Mega Charizard X, Ampharos, Garchomp, Altaria, and Salamence.
I don't want to give herGarchomp or Salamence because they're both ace Pokemon of other Pokemonleague trainers.
And I also don'twant to do Charizard because I prefer to avoidgiving them starters if I can.
I could not for Siebold.
That leaves Ampharosand Altaria, and while AltariaWould definitely fit since she already has one, I personally would more liketo see her use Ampharos.
It being a generallyjovial Pokemon with long flowing hairmeans it's just like Drasna and therefore a stylistic fit.
Oh would you look at that? All of the mega evolutionsI gave to Wulfric and the Elite Four memberswere mega evolutions that were available in X and Y, which means, they could havedone this from the beginning! But sadly there's nothingwe can do about it now other than hopethat in many years when eventual Kalosremakes show up, they make the gym leaders and Elite Four membersnot such fricking wimps.
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