Post by Professor Oak on Aug 25, 2009 12:12:45 GMT 11
Although Falkner is the leader of Violet's Gym, that's not to say he's completely competent for the job. Having only just taken over the reigns of leadership from his legendary battling father, there is still some inexperience in the way Falkner fights. Using Pokémon handed down to him by his father the youthful gym leader offers a good benchmark for aspiring trainers to evaluate their progress. It is advised that before you challenge Falkner, you should have at least 2 Pokémon between level 10-15.
Also remember that your new trainer safeguard will expire once you receive this badge meaning that fainted Pokémon can no longer be caught.
All Pokémon participating in the battle must be level 20 or less.