Originally Posted by Fat DTC
Actually Falkner was anything but a disappointment. If anything, he was one of the most disappointingly strong NPC's. Mud Slap is the reason he is so annoying in GSC. In HGSS, Roost Pidgeotto is really really realllllly annoying to take down even with Geodude. I also do not know why you have great expectations for the first gym leader in a region.....
I guess it's just that I rolled through him in my experience. As far as my expectations, I guess it was just me being cocky about always having beaten him easily.