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    Default Who's the best Pokémon League champion?

    Cynthia was pretty good in terms of her battle strategies as well as a well-structured team. Also annoying how she loves using Full Restores during battles, so that's an added challenge.

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    Uh, it's honestly hard to say. Asking for the best League champion is a bit like asking for the toughest guy at a One Direction concert. I guess Cynthia because she had the closest thing to a balanced team with some sort of actual strategy going on, plus she was pretty well-designed as a character in my opinion.
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    I'd have to go with Cynthia, she apparently has the most overpowered pokemon in Garchomp.

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    Well, since Cynthia gave me the most trouble, I'd definitely say it's her. Just based on that Garchomp of hers, really. That thing's really tough.

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    Blue obviously, he has the best battle theme.

    I find steven to be the toughest (from gen 3, not the remakes) due to the tedious grinding beforehand that I lose patience and run in unprepared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PokemonBattleFanatic- View Post
    I'd have to go with Cynthia, she apparently has the most overpowered pokemon in Garchomp.
    In all fairness, while Garchomp was pretty broken back in the D/P/Pt era, it's been surpassed these days by things like Mega Kangaskhan, Aegislash, Speed Boost Blaziken, etc. It's got fantastic typing, fantastic stats, and a great movepool, but more broken things have surfaced since then.
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    Cynthia just due to her Garchomp.

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    Honestly, I have to go with Cynthia. Her Garchomp gave me problems.
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    I have to go with Cynthia, she was the most difficult to me and her team was very balance.

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    Cynthia is the best imo. Every Pokemon on her team was pretty challenging, and she was probably one of the only champions to actually be an active part of the story, as in D/P/PL she shows up along your journey multiple times.

    I'd say she's the best Champion out there.
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    Blue, Iris or Ghetsis take the crown as best 1st run bosses.

    Their teams where brutal among the metagame of ingame choices and 2 of them actually used items to make your life hell.

    The rest of the champions fell from grace really fast or felt mediocre at best, honorable mention to gsc Lance and his hackonites+hackodactyl.
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    Really, there is no question; it's Cynthia. Her team is the most varied, the most well-trained and she probably has the best characterization of the champions
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    I'd say Lance in 1st gen games because Dragon types were like gods back then.

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    I am stuck between Lance, Iris and Cynthia (with her Garchomp). All three are such amazing champions.
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    I'm fond of Diantha cuz of her team and acting career on the side. ^^

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    Cynthia. You had to work to beat her, and she was so good they brought her back as a bonus opponent in Black/White and Black 2/White 2.
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    If I had to go with Champion, then Cynthia. Not because I found it difficult to beat her, but simply because she had a strategy going on, and after her, it would be Gen III Steven.

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    A tie between Cynthia and Steven (Gen 3). I had to reset many times when battling them because they kept defeating me :c
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