History Characters / PokemonEliteFour

23rd Jun '18 7:04:16 AM scoooool
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* DevelopersForesight: A unique example in ''Yellow'' that only arises because of some of the EarlyInstallmentWeirdness. In Generation I, opponents do not deplete PP, and because Lorelei leads with a Dewgong which knows Rest and the way "smart" AI works, it's possible for the player to get locked in an endless battle with her by using Rage, which ''also'' has a lot of weird mechanics in Gen I. This was fixed in ''Yellow'' with a special check for whether the opponent is Lorelei's Dewgong, in which case, a different pattern is used; this applies only to her Dewgong and no other opponent. It was more properly fixed in later generations.
8th Jun '18 1:42:09 PM Bercilak
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hoebeThe Elite Four are trainers of the highest caliber in the region. Traditionally, the player has to face all four of them back to back without going back to a Pokémon Center to heal them (though items can be used during challenges). Much like Gym Leaders, they usually use Pokémon of a certain type. [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle Defeating them, however, isn't the last hurdle to becoming a Pokémon champion]]. Rather, next the player must face [[Characters/PokemonChampions the champion]]...

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hoebeThe The Elite Four are trainers of the highest caliber in the region. Traditionally, the player has to face all four of them back to back without going back to a Pokémon Center to heal them (though items can be used during challenges). Much like Gym Leaders, they usually use Pokémon of a certain type. [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle Defeating them, however, isn't the last hurdle to becoming a Pokémon champion]]. Rather, next the player must face [[Characters/PokemonChampions the champion]]...
18th May '18 1:09:55 AM Tavernier
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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority or AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Toughest trainers in the region.

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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority or AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Toughest trainers in the region. The games that feature them in sequential arrangements (from ''Gold'' and ''Silver'' on) also further exploit this trope by having members of the Elite Four that come later in sequence almost always specialize in types that are weak to or resisted by preceding members, and therefore implying them to be even more badass: Will's Psychic specialty precedes Koga's Poison, Glacia's Ice Pokémon are followed by Drake's dragons, Flint's Fire types come after Bertha's Ground types, ''etc.''
18th May '18 12:11:42 AM Hvedekorn
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* BareYourMidriff: See the picture.

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17th May '18 11:40:24 PM Tavernier
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The Elite Four are trainers of the highest caliber in the region. Traditionally, the player has to face all four of them back to back without going back to a Pokémon Center to heal them (though items can be used during challenges). Much like Gym Leaders, they usually use Pokémon of a certain type. [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle Defeating them, however, isn't the last hurdle to becoming a Pokémon champion]]. Rather, next the player must face [[Characters/PokemonChampions the champion]]...

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The hoebeThe Elite Four are trainers of the highest caliber in the region. Traditionally, the player has to face all four of them back to back without going back to a Pokémon Center to heal them (though items can be used during challenges). Much like Gym Leaders, they usually use Pokémon of a certain type. [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle Defeating them, however, isn't the last hurdle to becoming a Pokémon champion]]. Rather, next the player must face [[Characters/PokemonChampions the champion]]...



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* EarthyBarefootCharacter: A variant; her connection with nature focuses on the dead more than the living.
16th May '18 4:25:09 PM Tavernier
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* Irony: She's a cool-tongued LadyOfWar who appreciates nothing more than fiery passion.

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* Irony: {{Irony}}: She's a cool-tongued LadyOfWar who appreciates nothing more than fiery passion.
16th May '18 4:24:17 PM Tavernier
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* GenkiGirl: In the remakes, she's very bouncy and hyper.

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* GenkiGirl: In the remakes, she's while her dialog is basically unchanged, her model is much more expressive, indicating her to be very bouncy and hyper.



** A now infamous easter egg in the remakes shows a ghost girl sitting in her chair for a split second right before you challenge her for the first time, though it's uncertain whether or not Phoebe was aware of her presence.

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** A now infamous easter egg in the remakes shows a ghost girl sitting in her chair for a split second second, and then between Phoebe and the player (the camera angle obscures her) right before you challenge her for the first time, though it's uncertain whether or not Phoebe was aware of her presence.presence.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: Phoebe's strategy is to "confuse and confound", and she lives up to it. In ''Ruby'' and ''Sapphire'', every one of her Pokémon can induce a status effect or condition, while in ''Emerald'', she mixes up status with evasion and ManaBurn; and most of them know Shadow Ball or Psychic, which can diminish Special Defense. In Generation VI, she upgrades her strategy by having her strongest Pokemon know Hex, which does double damage to a target that has been inflicted with status.



%%* MsFanservice: Very much so.

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%%* * MsFanservice: Very much so.She's shown to be wearing only a bandeau top and a sarong, with anything beneath the sarong left up to the imagination.



* WeaponOfChoice: [[StoneWall Dusclops]], with her second one being more powerful than her first. In the remakes she's evolved her stronger Dusclops into [[MightyGlacier Dusknoir]]. However, in rematches her strongest Pokémon becomes [[StoneWall Mega Sableye]]. All three tie into her links to the Hoenn region's past and ability to commune with Ghost-types.

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* WeaponOfChoice: Downplayed. Phoebe's team is remarkably symmetrical, with two Dusclops, two Banette, and a single Sableye in the center, though she does start and end with her [[StoneWall Dusclops]], with her second one being more powerful than her first. Dusclops]]. In the remakes she's evolved her stronger second Dusclops into [[MightyGlacier Dusknoir]]. However, Dusknoir]], but in rematches rematches, her strongest Pokémon becomes is actually [[StoneWall Mega Sableye]]. All three of them tie into her links to the Hoenn region's past and ability to commune with Ghost-types.



* AdaptationalAttractiveness: The modern art style and its bigger eyes make her look more youthful than her original self, though both versions are still of a VagueAge. Her redesign is also showing some skin around the neck and chest.



* HostileWeather: One of the first trainers to make real use of it; Glacia's Pokémon all know Hail and employ their Ice-type ExploitedImmunity to preserve themselves from the DamageOverTime. She's no GradualGrinder, though -- her Glalie use Crunch and Shadow Ball to set you up for their teammates' Surf, Ice Beam, and Blizzard moves. In the remake, she's even tougher -- most of her Pokemon now know Blizzard in order to exploit the new always-accurate effect Hail gives it.



* Irony: She's a cool-tongued LadyOfWar who appreciates nothing more than fiery passion.



** Her Walrein knows Sheer Cold. Unless you outlevel her (meaning you have effectively already won), or have a Pokémon with Sturdy, you have at least a 30% chance of a KO when she pulls it out.

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** Her Walrein knows Sheer Cold. Unless you outlevel her (meaning you have effectively [[NoSell already won), won]]), or have a Pokémon with Sturdy, you have at least a 30% chance of a KO when she pulls it out.



* MakingASplash: Like Lorelei before her, she has a dual-split focus on Ice and Water due to the dual-typed Walrein and Sealeo. Downplayed in the remakes since she's replaced her two Sealeo with two Froslass.

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* MakingASplash: Like Lorelei before her, she has a dual-split focus on Ice and Water due to the dual-typed Walrein and Sealeo. Downplayed in the remakes since she's replaced her two Sealeo with two Froslass.Froslass, which are Ice and Ghost.



* StandardRPGItems: She claims her strategy is to use items to win, which may or may not be true. (Ironically, she uses next to no Hold Items, only having a Sitrus Berry for her Walrein in the original games and a Glalitie -- in the rematch -- in the remakes).



* UselessUsefulSpell: In rematches, Glacia's Mega Glalie lacks Normal-type moves to take advantage of Refrigerate.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[MightyGlacier Walrein]]. When rematched in Gen VI, her strongest becomes Mega Glalie.

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* UselessUsefulSpell: UselessUsefulSpell:
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In rematches, Glacia's Mega Glalie lacks Normal-type moves to take advantage of Refrigerate.
** Her Walrein's ability is Thick Fat, which gives it resistance to Fire and Ice attacks. Unfortunately, being a Water and Ice type, Walrein already has a double-resistance to Ice and only takes neutral damage from Fire, so nobody's going to be throwing many moves of that type at her.
* VictoryIsBoring: Despite the fact that she came to Hoenn specifically to hone her "icy skills", she hasn't managed to have even a single challenging fight since arriving.
* WeaponOfChoice: In the third gen, she favored the Spheal line, with two Sealeo and her finisher [[MightyGlacier Walrein]]. When rematched Walrein]] spaced out by a couple of Glaie. In the sixth gen, she favors the Snorunt family instead, having replaced both Sealeo with Frosslass, leading with a Glalie, and in Gen VI, her strongest becomes rematch using Mega Glalie.Glalie as her finisher over Walrein.
23rd Apr '18 9:49:41 AM rmctagg09
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* TookALevelInBadass: Not him, but he is the first PC Storage Developer to not only be battled, and [[spoiler: as a challenger for the Champion Title at that (''Sun''/''Moon'') or a member of the Elite Four {''Ultra Sun''/''Ultra Moon'')]] at that.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Not him, but he is the first PC Storage Developer to not only be battled, and [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as a challenger for the Champion Title at that (''Sun''/''Moon'') or a member of the Elite Four {''Ultra Sun''/''Ultra Moon'')]] at that.
22nd Apr '18 11:31:55 AM Gairyuki
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* TookALevelInBadass: Not him, but he is the first PC Storage Developer to not only be battled, and [[spoiler: as a challenger for the Champion Title at that (''Sun''/''Moon'') or a member of the Elite Four {''Ultra Sun''/''Ultra Moon'')]] at that.
8th Apr '18 10:46:41 AM Tavernier
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* {{Foil}}: Young, colorful, cute, and sexy Phoebe is a far cry from old, wrinkly, prim Agatha (who dresses in faded purple), her predecessor in Ghost-training. She's also contrasted by the bookish, socially-awkward PerkyGoth Shauntal from Unova.
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