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Yes but he is modeled after ash. He became the kanto league champion when he was only 11!! Her years battling Pokémon have granted her expert knowledge of how best to handle them, teaching her that strong bonds between a Pokémon and their master are much better than raw strength itself. Pokémon Trainers generally start their journey at the age of 10 (11 in Alola), when they receive their first Pokémon. Red is NOT Ash renamed. commented Jul 3, 2010 by Zekrom26. That same observant nature also made her a formidable opponent, having watched and learned various strategies from her friends' battles. Once again, people across the world were charged with the task of becoming a Pokémon master. In his more youthful days, Oak was known far and wide as a great trainer; rival and friend to Indigo Elite Four member Agatha. Before Blue and Red, Lance was the proverbial top dog in the sphere of Pokémon trainers. While he's not actively training anymore, it probably wouldn't be wise to challenge him to a battle! It may have taken Ash 22 years to win a Pokémon League, but the beloved protagonist has proven time and again that he is diligent, caring, and intelligent when it comes to handling his Pokémon. Red is the strongest trainer to be battled in games. Second is Blue, resembling Ash’s rival Gary in the anime but acting as your headstrong rival in Pokémon Red & Blue. N’s story takes place during a tricky time in the Pokémon game series. Simply put, good luck beating this champ. While Red’s trademark Pikachu and starters are quite strong, they’re nothing compared to high-power creatures like Alakazam, Gyarados, and in some games even a menacing Arcanine. This battle, the second one against her, can be a real run-ender if the RNG isn't on your side. But just because your team is consistent doesn’t mean it’s not powerful. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. From there, you don’t need anything more. When you start a new game in Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire, you are asked to select a gender for your character. This Team Rocket member is one of the most recognizable characters in the franchise. Over the course of Pokémon Red & Blue, Blue does something that you don’t see much from other trainers. Growing up with a steady diet of British comics, such as The Beano, and turning her eyes square by watching hours of Batman, Spider-Man and X-Men cartoons, her lifelong passion for pop-culture led her to a career in comics, where she gained over five years of experience in two of the UK’s largest comics publishers. The problem with this battle is that it comes straight after the battle with Diantha (the Champion of the Kalos region) and her team is far superior to AZ's. In your average episode, she may seem like a pushover, but in reality, she's quite the formidable foe. Even as a casual player, if she catches you off-guard, you're going to have it tough! In the anime episode, Memories are Made of Bliss!, Ash and company watch her respective battle with lifelong trainer Flint. Red was the main character of them, meaning Ash came after Red. They make him lose on purpose to keep the show going. 88 Pikachu, also making him perhaps the strongest trainer in the franchise. Drake would become less of a challenge in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, as Fairy-type Pokémon were now present in the series and they are totally immune to Dragon-type moves. Enjoy. The ladies of the Pokémon universe are no exception, these battlers are notorious in the community and looked up to by many. Pokémon: Red Vs. Blue: Who Is The Better Trainer? Many are competent enough for the podium but only a select few can be powerful enough to reach the top. He may have fallen from grace and lost the Champion position, but Blue is still a force to be reckoned with and is the second most challenging opponent in Pokémon Gold & Silver. This character is very popular within the Smash community, and is considered to be one of the strongest in Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. Don't underestimate this pretty face! Yes, these characters all star in their own respective manga stories and video games, but they are far less recognizable to the more casual fans and thusly are amalgamated in this entry. Cynthia is not only one of the most well-designed characters in the entire franchise, but she is also the first-known woman League champion that gamers will encounter on their respective journey. The player had to defeat two powerful Flygons on Drake's team, which would be hard enough to fight on their own, but his secret weapon came in the form of a Salamence that had a ton of offensive power and a move selection that can take apart most team setups that you can throw against it. However, just because he has a soft spot for steel-type characters, do not expect to gain an easy victory against the formidable Steven as all his Pokémon (in the aforementioned remakes) are leveled up well into the upper ‘70s. In celebration of one of the most popular children’s franchises of the past two decades, we are asking the question: Who is the best Pokémon trainer of all time? We had previously mentioned that a Water-type Pokémon was essential for all of the pre-Pokémon Sun & Moon games, due to how often you would need to use Surf in order to progress through the game. If he retrieved some of his old fan-favorites such as Charizard and Greninja, Ketchum would certainly be winning a much higher percentage of his fights. He’s no longer the bully you had to deal with in original Pokémon Red & Blue, and is just wanting to help those starting their journey and test you after you've become champion. Red is a character who does not have a huge amount of background or story in the games, but his simplicity is to his benefit as it makes him all the more likable. This villain trained some of the world’s most powerful legendary Pokémon and even managed to defeat the previous Unova League Champion, Alder, ironically making him one of the strongest trainers of all time. However, he received a huge boost in power in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. In the original handheld gaming series – Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow – it is possible to battle Oak via an in-game glitch. Red is undoubtedly the strong-but-silent type, but that’s a personality you’d expect from one of the most famous champions in the Pokémon World. Red has the pokemon with the highest level as far as I am aware. Maxie is the leader of Team Magma, and in many ways, he is the opposite of Steven Stone. Every trainer in the world of Pokémon aims to be one thing: The very best that no one ever was. Scott specializes in gaming and has loved the medium since the early ‘90s when his first console was a ZX Spectrum that used to take 40 minutes to load a game from a tape cassette player to a black and white TV set. Due to the fact that the champ had previously been defeated, players are forced to return in order to face this dangerously powerful trainer. The fact that you need to traverse water (and some waterfalls and whirlpools) in order to progress through the game means that you will almost certainly need a Water-type Pokémon that can use Surf. This water type specialist always leads with his signature Pokémon, Milotic, but the rest of his team changes quite often. Despite what some critics might say, Pokémon Black and White took some relatively major risks in regard to the rest of the series. With various dragon types – Salamence, Hydreigon, and Haxorus – at her disposal, it is not difficult to see why she is so successful. Koga would go on to become one of the members of the Elite Four, so the time in which he was a weak trainer was only brief. (including signature moves)? One of the most difficult aspects of the Red fight is that you have to do some serious level grinding before you can even think about challenging him, as there is almost a twenty level gap between Red and Blue. Surf was upgraded in Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire so that it would hit both of the enemy Pokémon at once in a Double Battle. Also unique to the franchise’s fifth generation of games is the fact that the Pokémon League Champion cannot be battled the first time through the Elite Four. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE!!. In the original generation of the Pokémon franchise, Blue was one of the most talented young trainers to come out of, not only Pallet Town but the entire region of Kanto. He doesn’t need to show off how he’s the best, he knows how good he is and doesn’t waste anyone’s time. AZ was responsible for the creation of a powerful weapon of mass destruction, which was fueled by the life energy of Pokémon. Her Pokémon's movepools also use a wide-spread of effective attacks that can shut down most teams, regardless of what choice of Pokémon you use. The Pokémon video games are laid out in such a way that the player will always be fighting trainers who present an equal challenge to their average level of Pokémon at the time. Video game publisher Game Freak is not generally known for their tightly scripted narratives, but Pokémon Black and White versions contained some of the series' most interesting themes and characters – one of those being N. The big joke surrounding the Black and White titles is the fact that the antagonists were not actually villains at all. Covering the hottest movie and TV topics that fans want. After of years and years of hard work and dedication, Lance regained his position, once again – this time as the Pokémon League Champion of the Johto League. This means that most of Faba's Pokémon will suffer a type disadvantage and have their most powerful moves rendered ineffective. He is the only one to have ever been declared a champion outside of … She and her Garchomp are images of respect and power, known all across the Pokémon world and the community as well. Covering the hottest movie and TV topics that fans want. For instance, Red has the highest level Pokemon team in any Pokemon game. RELATED: Pokémon: Every Member of Red's Team, Ranked According To Strength. Married to Mustard, former champion of the Galar region, she's just as powerful as he is when you battle them. In the anime, Ash and Diantha partake in quite the showdown. NEXT: Pokémon: Ranking Every Region's Elite Four. One of Ash's fellow students at the Pokémon School of Melemele Island, Sophocles is a proud scientific genius with a deep love and incredible knowledge about technology. In theUnova and Kalos regions,the playable character is around 16 to 17, not ten. The Pokémon universe has tons of talented female trainers, but these have stood out as its strongest. In the Pokémon Universe, anyone who dreams of being a Pokémon trainer leaves their home at the age of 10 to embark on a fantastic journey to catch, train, and battle their Pokémon. If you don't believe me look it up. In challenge mode, she's almost impossible to beat, and even seasoned players will struggle trying to beat this draconic maiden. As the leader of the nefarious Team Rocket, Giovanni is easily the strongest trainer of the villainous bunch. As much as May from the Anime is a strong contender, this is about her appearance in the games Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire and Emerald. Lance's cheating would continue in Pokémon Gold & Silver, as he possesses an Aerodactyl that can use Rock Slide and his three Dragonites are under level fifty-five, which is the minimum level at which Dragonair can evolve. Before Wallace was the Hoenn region League Champion in Pokémon Emerald, Steven Stone served in the exact same role in both Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, – as well as their respective remakes, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Steven's interest in studying these mysterious rocks even led to a four-part special, Pokémon Mega Evolution Special, which saw Steven flaunt his knowledge as the Giant Rock began to attract ancient legendary Pokémon. But it seems like they're trying to keep Red as the trainer with the highest-leveled Pokemon since when he was surpassed by Barry in Platinum they upped his levels in HGSS.