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Final boss
 
Is final boss really the appropriate word to use in this situation? I would hardly consider anyone in the Pokémon games to be considered a boss. --[[User:NOBODY|NOBODY]] ([[User talk:NOBODY|talk]]) 00:44, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
:I don't see how it's not; "boss" isn't the usual term the Pokemon fandom uses because we have more specific ones (Gym Leader, Elite Four, Champion, villainous team leader, etc), but it's still accurate. To quote {{wp|Boss (video gaming)|Wikipedia}}, ''Boss battles are generally seen at the climax of a particular section of the game, usually at the end of a stage or level, or guarding a specific objective, and the boss enemy is generally far stronger than the opponents the player has faced up to that point.[3]'' Gym Leaders and the Champion fit all these criteria:
:* climax of a section of the game - Defeating Gym Leaders allows the player to move into new areas of the world either through HM field moves or by lifting roadblocks, and by and large (though not without exception), the Gym is the most climactic or final occurrence in a city. The Champion, of course, is the climax of the entire game.
:* guarding a specific objective - Badges, of course.
:* stronger than previous opponents - Gym Leaders' Pokemon, of course, tend to have higher levels than other Trainers in their Gym and in the surrounding area.
:Just because we don't generally use the term "boss" in the fandom doesn't mean these characters aren't bosses. [[User:Pumpkinking0192|Pumpkinking0192]] ([[User talk:Pumpkinking0192|talk]]) 07:02, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
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