Episode 61: Red-Eyes Black Dragon vs Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Part I: THIS IS SPARTA!
I entered inside the Opelucid Gym to find out... two gigantic dragons and an intimidating Gym Theme which reminded me of... THIS IS SPARTA! Sorry, I couldn't resist! Red-Eyes Black Dragon (2400 ATK) was full of trainers with Drayden on the top while I had to control the Blue-Eyes White Dragon (3000 ATK). Do the math and you'll see who won.
After receiving the usual Fresh Water, I faced the first Veteran, who explained me that the next two Veterans focus on attack (the man) or on the defense (the woman).
After defeating those two Trainers, I had to face the next two Veterans, using different battle styles, Triple or Rotation Battles (since Steel-types are awesome against Dragon-types, Lucario had a chance to star).
Finally, the next clash was against Drayden, the Gym Leader.
He had a Druddigon, Flygon and Haxorus on his team.
For convenience reasons, D stands for Drayden and N is for Nate, you'll see why in a second.
I liked the way Drayden mentioned Iris and Hilbert.
About Hilbert, two years ago, that Pokémon Trainer had problems against Iris (White Version) because he had no way and no Pokémon to face Dragon-types.
While I had Arcanine (that Dragon Pulse is the best thing in the world) and Flygon (because Dragon-types are awesome), Hilbert had no Dragon, Ice or Stell-types to back up nor Ice or Dragon-type moves to ease the challenge (but Hilbert's Leavanny did a great job against Haxorus btw).
Druddigon vs Arcanine, once again, Arcanine loved the Gym Battle and once again, he knew what to do and when to do, two Dragon Pulses and I passed to the next Pokémon.
Flygon-D vs Flygon-N, now you know why I put the letters before the battle, the most epic showdown ever, two Dragon-types clashed in a brutal festival of colors, claw swipes and cheerleader orgasmatic screams (well, not really).
Two Dragons with the same moveset, excluding the main move (Flygon-N had Dragon Breath while Flygon-D had Dragon Tail), similar levels (Flygon-N was at Level 48, while Flygon-D was at 46) but very unbalanced results.
It wasn't that epic since Flygon-N finished the job with two Dragon Breaths, while Flygon-D used Rock Slide (of all moves, why not Crunch or Dragon Tail I don't know).
Haxorus vs Arcanine, everybody knows that Haxorus isn't menacing unless he's under one/two Dragon Dances.
Since Arcanine had Intimidate (and not Flash Fire), Haxorus had to use two Dragon Dances instead of one, while Arcanine was ready to sweep the axe-face dragon with two (that number is getting annoying) Dragon Pulses.
Obtained the Legend Badge (7 obtained, only 1 to go) and the TM62 (Dragon Tail), which was sent to the other side of the world, because I don't like moves with negative priority.
After the battle, I remembered I had to talk to Drayden, however (maybe he read my mind) he said he wanted to talk to me, in his house.