Oh hey, another favorite topic; because we've discussed this a fair few times in Chat, and a lot of people show clear favorites regarding them. So now you can formally tell us all: Whose your favourite Gym Leader, Elite Four Member and/or Frontier Brain? If I had to pick between the 32 current gym leaders (I'm personally not counting the Isshu gym leaders till I see them in the anime, or have translations of their in-game dialogues) I would have to say my favorite is either Erika or Fantina. I like Erika in that she's this pretty, noble young lady who demonstrates many traits of the ideal Japanese woman; but to be honest, the Grass type theme seems to be forced on her and she doesn't really have any significant quirks about her (barring perhaps her vague lesbian undertones with Misty in the manga) I think the particular reason I like Erika is with her artwork in the TCG. She's quite pretty there. And then there's Fantina. Truthfully, I'm rather apathetic about her design. It's nutty, it's purple, it's Sugimori so meh. My admiration for Fantina stems more from her quirky personality. The manga and anime show that she's slightly off-kilter, but is an impressive gym leader nonetheless. In the anime, she's shown to be a very capable battler, and uses Contest knowledge and even her opponent's strategies effectively. Plus, in the Japanese dub she has this lulzy engrish accent so ^^ As for Frontier Brains, my favorite is Argenta, though I don't really know why. I kind of like her design, I guess. And I love how presumptuous she looks in the game with her trainer animation and mugshot. I rather hoped the Gen 4 Frontier Brains could be featured in the anime, but ah well. What about you? Who're your favorite Pokemon League Trainers?