Gym Leader Spotlight: Elite Four – Fire Type!

StreetPass Long Island is proud to share the next of our Gym Leader Spotlights for the SPLI Pokémon League! If you don’t know about the SPLI Pokémon League, then you should definitely click the links for the league’s main page, which explains how the league works! You can challenge any Gym Leader by selecting their Gym from the League dropdown menu and submitting a challenge using the form on the Gym page. If you’d like to apply to be a Gym Leader, please send us an email and we might put you on the waiting list for next season!

In anticipation of the upcoming SPLI Pokémon League Elite Four Challenge on Sunday, March 15th, we wanted to introduce to you one of our Elite Four Gym Leaders!

Elite Four: Fire Gym Spotlight

Gym Leader: Wes

Battle Format: Singles – Normal Rules, Items Clause

Accepting Challenges: Sunday, March 15th from 5pm-8pm at the SPLI Pokémon League Elite Four Challenge at GameHut in Babylon, NY

Gym Leader Interview

SPLI: The big Elite Four Challenge event is coming up shortly! Are you ready to face the challengers? One question we always ask Gym Leaders is about their rules and format. What made you decide on the Fire Gym’s format?

Anthony: It was the most familiar Battle Style I can choose. [That is why] I chose Normal Singles.

SPLI: It can definitely be a good thing to stick with what you know! What about your favorite Pokémon on your team? Would you like to share that with us?

Anthony:  I would say Magmortar. I love its design and I think it’s surprisingly good movepool gives it an edge over most of the other Fire Pokemon with moves like Thunderbolt and Psychic. It also appeals to me because not many people seem to like the Pokemon, so it kind of appeals to me, but I think it might actually be out of pity. Regardless, it’s still amazing.

SPLI: Lots of people want to know hints and tips to help them beat your team. Do you want to share your secrets??

Rick: Not really, given I am an Elite Four, people can just look at my type and anticipate what I would likely use.

SPLI: It seems like you’ve got a lot of experience when it comes to battling! Do you participate in PVGC and other competitions?

Anthony: 8 Years ago, I won the Pokemon National Qualifier Tournament. This important for me because I really proved to myself that I accomplished being a real life Pokemon Master. [Also, I am always looking for new friends to play videogames with.] I want to be able to play co-op with people. If anyone would be interested email me at

SPLI: Wow, you are definitely going to be tough to beat! What do you think, SPLI? Do you have what it takes to win? Come to the SPLI Pokémon League Elite Four Challenge on 3/15 and battle your way to the top!

If you would like to challenge Wes and the Fire Gym, you must first have beaten 8 regular Gym Leaders from the SPLI Pokemon League either via WIFI or at our SPLI Pokémon League Elite Four Challenge! Once you have 8 wins against the SPLI Gym Leaders, then all you have to do is wait for the event on 3/15! You can also battle a sample of the E4 Fire Gym by scanning his Secret Base QR code below!