Gym Leader healing-Should it happen?

View Poll Results: Should Gym Leaders be allowed to heal?

Voters
24. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    20 83.33%
  • No

    1 4.17%
  • Don't care either way

    3 12.50%
Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Gym Leader healing-Should it happen?

  1. #1
    Registered User Xtra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    9

    Default Gym Leader healing-Should it happen?

    Say you're fighting a gym leader or Elite 4 member, and you almost beat him or her. Then, out of nowhere, he or she pulls out a Hyper Potion and fully heals the pokemon. And sometimes they do this multiple times.

    But if they're so great and experts in they're type, then they shouldn't need healing items to win. And for some (like Norman), it's not as easy to train for after you find that you need to level up some.

    But then again, healing items do make the gyms harder. And since you can use them, shouldn't your opponent get the same privledge?

    What do you think?

  2. #2
    Whats my age again? GuitarHero's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Tucson
    Posts
    892

    Default

    Yes it is a good thing that they heal. Gym leaders and the Elite four would be hella easier to beat if they didn't, and it would take some of the fun/challenge outa the game.
    Last edited by GuitarHero; 1st March 2007 at 11:51 AM.

  3. #3
    Kem
    Kem is offline
    The Magical Rabbit Kem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    41

    Default

    Sure they should be able to heal. I can heal, so they should be allowed to do that, too.
    I like cereal.

  4. #4
    ლ(≖益≖ლ) Turtle Tamer Kammy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    1,581
    Blog Entries
    278
    Follow Turtle Tamer Kammy On Twitter Add Turtle Tamer Kammy on Google+
    Follow Turtle Tamer Kammy on Tumblr Follow Turtle Tamer Kammy on Flickr

    Default

    I think they should; it makes winning that much more worth it.
    *this space for rent*

  5. #5
    Bulbapædist Zeta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,469

    Default

    I find it frustrating. I don't use items, and one of the most annoying things about GenIII was knowing every single freaking Gym Leader had a Full Restore for every Pokemon in their @#$# team.
    Up the airy mountains / Down the rushy Glen /
    We dare not go a-hunting / For fear of Fairy-type Pokémon

  6. #6
    Its good to be back. Wolvorn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    The Pit
    Posts
    472

    Default

    It can be very frustrating but when you beat them it feels much better. Also you have them so it seems logical that they should, in fact it seems logical that all the trainers should use them as they're hardly expensive (apart from the latter ones such as Max Potion) but that would be very annoying.

  7. #7
    Pie
    Pie is offline
    Dead Again Pie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    AREA UNKNOWN
    Posts
    2,488
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    I think when done right, it's a good challenge. I don't use items except in emergencies, and I actually like them having an advantage over me... I feel best when I take on a gym, battle them with lower level Pokémon with type disadvantages, and still take them down.

    By "done right" I mean that when the computer is set to use these items while in the red, the dumb A.I. makes it annoying. I remember battles where I would spend six turns blasting the opponent down into the red in one move, they'd use a full restore... a repeating cycle which went on until they ran out of items. That was annoying, though at least they were out of items afterwards.
    By reading this, you have given me temporary control of your mind.

  8. #8
    何だよ?! anonymous920314's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    1,397

    Default

    It can get extremely annoying, but I like the challenge. And I like it when I do the attack and get them down pretty low in one turn, and they use max potion or full restore and then I use the same attack and it knocks them out. I'm always really happy. hahaha

  9. #9
    when you need more, have+ bell02+'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    2,988

    Default

    mm... for some of the later Elite four members it's kind of hard when you have to resort to chipping away from health (I remember Wallace and Sharona being this way for me). Otherwise, the healing AI has been kept since Gen 1 and its easy to manipulate (with the exception of chipping). It'd be nice if Gen5 was able to see through the strategies to take into account that it heals at <30-40&#37; (I know one example I did in DP was getting the foe about half way and then using tide).

    What I really like now, is that the computer will switch on you. Not as much as a human (which would be good to see at times), but I think that's a good step forwards.

  10. #10
    DOES IT VIA COPY/PASTE Æsahættr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    On the Continent Of Wild Endeavor.
    Posts
    2,387
    Blog Entries
    76

    Default

    I'm just glad they don't use revives like in some ROMs I've played. Revives, although logical to use, shouldn't be used by NPC's. I mean, I only use them outside of battle so that I can go into battle with a full team.

    Facebook | Twitter | LJ
    Quote Originally Posted by The Doctor
    One day, I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back. Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs, and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine.

  11. #11
    Registered User s|ush's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Leicester | England
    Posts
    490

    Default

    I think that they should be able to use them, sure. Makes the game more challenging and interesting.

  12. #12
    追放されたバカ
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    1985
    Posts
    5,297
    Blog Entries
    5

    Default

    I really hate it when they do, especially when it gets them back to full HP, but as long as they aren't using them every turn, I'm totally fine. Just once they start going to heal every time the Pokémon hits the red zone, or have like eight full restores...

    Is there a limit on how many they can use, anyway?

  13. #13
    Matt the Drat Dratini927's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    446
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    I do something that relates to Pie's "done right" strategy.

    All I do is use some crappy small move, and then I use my good move. I do this because if I can just hurt the opponent a bit, then I know I won't leave it in the red when I use my good move.

    Or what I do is just get it to the yellow with a few crappy moves, then I use my good move to guarantee a kill.
    Matt the Drat!

  14. #14
    Beware the beast... ARGHA BeastAW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Somewhere
    Posts
    16

    Default

    Annoying, but they still should be able to heal.

    After all, aren't they the smart ones? Aren't they people?!

    Well, in the game anyway. In real life there aren'treally things called 'Gym Leaders'
    Last edited by BeastAW; 2nd March 2007 at 08:58 PM. Reason: Gymleaders are not real

  15. #15
    AdR3NALiN3 for MLG! AshKetchum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    91

    Default

    Just like ~TARDIS-Glomper~, NO REVIVES!!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •