I apologize for being so absent. When I sat down and created this blog I had a lot of ideas in my head and then they went kaput, and then I started doing gifs poorly. Would anyone like to help me by asking some questions?

The process of my gif making so far is trying to get footage, because photoshop doesn’t read mkv files. So far my only option is to open Debut and to try and record the footage as it’s playing on my screen. However, debut gets very random blurry spot so I have to try again and again, or the scene I wanted slowed down in frame rate. It all depends on how my computer is running.

So I looked up more screen recording programs, and it didn’t work well. Now I have a free converter, which I can apparently convert just sections if I wanted to. I don’t think I did it right though because it’s taking a long time for a 25 second section.

So there we go. I have watched the same 20 seconds of a scene about a million times just so I can try and gif it. It’s not even a really animatic moment, I just like what they’re saying.

Q: How do gym leaders work in terms of power?
First I’m going to clarify what this means and the issues surrounding it, as this anon is most certainly not my friend asking me questions to get started and knows exactly what I mean. /cough/ That and I think it’s a good thing to do for people not as familiar with pokemon or just not on my train of thought.
Gyms leaders, in the original games, are fought in order of weakest to strongest. Brock has 2 pokemon around level 10 and Giovanni has 5 pokemon around level 50. So Giovanni is clearly much stronger than Brock, right? But technically in order, Giovanni should be fought first as Viridian City comes before Pewter City.
The anime’s dismissal of levels shows that it can’t work this way. All trainers don’t start from Pallet or even travel the same path as you do and it’s impractical for the badges to have to be fought in the same order. The anime expands upon there even being more than eight gym leaders total, so it’s easier to gain entrance to the league. While you can say this is an anime thing only, it also makes sense in the gameverse. You battle tons of trainers who all had to start somewhere, which may have been in a “difficult” region for you.
My understanding of Gym Leaders, anime and games, is that they tailor themselves to the challenger. Many of them have facilities where pokemon of their type could be trained, more than what is on their team. I think as people who specialize in types, they have multiple pokemon on hand that will suit the level of the trainer that is challenging them. That is what makes them different than a normal trainer who’s strong. They have a mastery of type so that they can switch out and focus on many different pokemon to challenge the trainer at an acceptable level.
In the anime, again as levels don’t matter, they do sort of the same thing. We’ve seen Cilan going easy on Iris’s Axew. As a gym leader, he should be able to accommodate any level of trainer.
I feel this anwser makes sense, and solves the complaints or arguments of:
*Why isn’t Ash smashing every new gym leader of the region with Pikachu? (Still doesn’t explain losing against rookie trainers, however)
*Misty can never become a Water Pokemon Master because she’s a weak gym leader.
*I should be able to be a Gym leader after I beat them.
To name a few.

Q: How do gym leaders work in terms of power?

First I’m going to clarify what this means and the issues surrounding it, as this anon is most certainly not my friend asking me questions to get started and knows exactly what I mean. /cough/ That and I think it’s a good thing to do for people not as familiar with pokemon or just not on my train of thought.

Gyms leaders, in the original games, are fought in order of weakest to strongest. Brock has 2 pokemon around level 10 and Giovanni has 5 pokemon around level 50. So Giovanni is clearly much stronger than Brock, right? But technically in order, Giovanni should be fought first as Viridian City comes before Pewter City.

The anime’s dismissal of levels shows that it can’t work this way. All trainers don’t start from Pallet or even travel the same path as you do and it’s impractical for the badges to have to be fought in the same order. The anime expands upon there even being more than eight gym leaders total, so it’s easier to gain entrance to the league. While you can say this is an anime thing only, it also makes sense in the gameverse. You battle tons of trainers who all had to start somewhere, which may have been in a “difficult” region for you.

My understanding of Gym Leaders, anime and games, is that they tailor themselves to the challenger. Many of them have facilities where pokemon of their type could be trained, more than what is on their team. I think as people who specialize in types, they have multiple pokemon on hand that will suit the level of the trainer that is challenging them. That is what makes them different than a normal trainer who’s strong. They have a mastery of type so that they can switch out and focus on many different pokemon to challenge the trainer at an acceptable level.

In the anime, again as levels don’t matter, they do sort of the same thing. We’ve seen Cilan going easy on Iris’s Axew. As a gym leader, he should be able to accommodate any level of trainer.

I feel this anwser makes sense, and solves the complaints or arguments of:

  • *Why isn’t Ash smashing every new gym leader of the region with Pikachu? (Still doesn’t explain losing against rookie trainers, however)
  • *Misty can never become a Water Pokemon Master because she’s a weak gym leader.
  • *I should be able to be a Gym leader after I beat them.

To name a few.