Someone pointed this out to me because they're the only leaders who didn't show up during the finale of BW.
What do you think?
I don't think it's true but I wanted to see other opinions.
Yep. There's tons and tons of fanart of that, if you want me to show you.
It's just more crazy fan speculation. Bianca was on her way to invite the Striaton Trio into the "Great Plasma Calamity" (for lack of a better name in my head), but it ended before she could get there.
It's likely to be anon in PokeSpe. That manga is not related to game canon, but it's something.
Originally Posted by SharKing It's just more crazy fan speculation. Bianca was on her way to invite the Striaton Trio into the "Great Plasma Calamity" (for lack of a better name in my head), but it ended before she could get there. By which time they would've been able to warp back to Striaton Gym. It may be speculation, but you have to admit it would fit. They're the only Gym Leaders to not make any major appearances out of their gyms (as themselves, if this theory be true). In fact, Cress and Chili are never seen outside the gym! That we know of, anyway. Every other Gym Leader has made at least one major appearance outside of their gyms and aside from the Team Plasma fiasco. Lenora and Burgh help chase down Team Plasma and take the Dragonite's skull. Burgh also appears outside his gym in Castelia City, and is present when you help to get Bianca's Munna back. Elesa appears at the musical hall to talk to Bianca's dad and at Driftveil Drawbridge to get Clay to lower the bridge. Clay appears at the city's entrance, at the entrance to his gym, and at the Cold Storage, all during the whole Team Plasma thing, and also has Krokorok clear the Galvantula web at Chargestone Cave. Skyla goes up to Celestial Tower to help a Flying-type. Brycen ascends Dragonspiral Tower and helps take on Team Plasma there. And Iris and Drayden are both present at Team Plasma's speech in Opelucid and take you to Drayden's house. Iris also appears in Castelia. The Striaton Gym Leaders never appear to help you take on Team Plasma.
^In fact they never do much of anything.
Also, if you think about it the whole "didn't get there in time" excuse doesn't make sense; The trigger for Bianca gathering the leaders to help you is supposedly the appearance of N's Castle. However, the time between N's castle appearing & Bianca showing up with all the leaders is very short (a couple minutes probably in real time, tops). The most likely (quickest) scenario is that she called all the leaders via X-transceiver (after all, you wouldn't waste time lying to each individual settlement during such a crisis) and - when the Striaton Trio didn't pick up - flew to their gym...only to find it vacant (or worse). However, Bianca covered for them and said she didn't make it in time instead. Make's sense, no?
Also, there are three brothers. And three members of the Triad. And they're all male.
Originally Posted by Karamazov Also, there are three brothers. And three members of the Triad. And they're all male. Speaking of which, I don't like how they changed the name from Dark Trinity (JP) --> Shadow Triad (EN). Same with the Goddesses of Love & Peace - localization teams are such pussies.