You've beaten the first 8 gyms, easy peasy right?
Well, your next step may be your last!
The Hard Mode gyms have now arrived
All bars have been broken loose freeing the beasts that have been locked up for a long time!
You're now allowed to bring legendaries and more powerful Mega-Evolution Pokemon to aid you in your battles as the difficulty of the gyms went through the roof.
These Pokemon have been split up into two tiers. Both challenger and leader will only be allowed a certain number of legendaries per tier.
Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-oh, Groudon, Kyorge, Rayquaza, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Arceus, Darkrai, Shaymin-S, Zekrom, Reshiram Lando-I, Genesect, Yvetal, Xernas, Hoopa-Unbound, Gengar-M, Khangaskhan-M, Lucario-M, Blazeiken-M Salamence-M
Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mew, Entei, Raikou, Suicune, Celebii, Regice, Registeel, Regirock, Jirachi Latias, Latios, Uxie, Mespirit, Azelf, Heatran, Cresselia, Regigigas, Manaphy, Shaymin, Victini, Cobalion, Verizion, Terakion, Thundurus, Tornadus, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Zygarde, Diance, Hoopa, Volcanion
In addition some more rules
All battles will be 6v6 Level 100 Cap
No Bag Items (Potions, Revives, etc)
No OHKO Moves (Fissure, Sheer Cold, Horn Drill, Guillotine)
Banned Abilities: Moody
Banned Moves: Geomancy
Baton Pass Clause ( Only 1 Pokemon on a team can have Baton Pass)
Sleep Clause ( Only 1 Pokemon can be asleep at a time)
Evasion Clause ( No Double Team, Minimize)
Hard Mode Gym Typings
Gym 9= Hard Rock 1 Tier A or 1 Tier B
Gym 10= Hard Normal 1 Tier A or 1 Tier B
Gym 11= Hard Fairy 1 Tier A or 1 Tier B
Gym 12= Hard Poison 1 Tier A or 1 Tier B
Gym 13= Hard Dragon 1 Tier A or 2 Tier B
Gym 14= Hard Ground 1 Tier A or 2 Tier B
Gym 15= Hard Dark/Fighting 1Tier A and 1 Tier B or 2 Tier B
Gym 16= Hard Ghost/Steel 2 Tier A or 1 Tier A and 2 Tier B or 3 Tier B
Good luck to all challengers...
You'll need it