The emblem of a Gym Leader.

A Gym Leader (ジムリーダー Jimu Rīdā) is the highest-ranking member and owner of an official Pokémon Gym. With Blue from the games as the only known exception, gym leaders will only specialize in one specific type of Pokémon and will also have their gym designed to fit the environment of that specific type. Gym leaders use their gyms and their Pokémon to test the skills of trainers that challenge them, and if said trainers win a battle, the gym leader will gift them with a badge that's unique to that specific gym. If a trainer wins the minimum required amount of badges for a specific region's Pokémon League Conference, that is eight, they're eligible to compete — they also have the chance to battle the region's Elite Four. There are a total of eight Gym Leaders in each region, usually all eight gym leaders in a region will specialize in a different type of Pokémon, the most recurring type for the first gym is Rock due to both Grass and Water being super effective against it. Unlike regular Pokémon Trainers, a Gym Leader has the right to directly challenge the Pokémon League Champion, as revealed by Brock in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.

As shown several times, a Gym Leader is usually well involved with their community. When not at the Gym, a Gym Leader is usually involved in some type of work or service that the surrounding community is known for (this is more prevalent in the anime and the manga than the video games). When at the Gym, a leader will maintain the Gym itself, the Pokémon, the other members, and will battle any challenger.

Games

Kanto

Gym Leaders: Kanto Region
Gym Leader
Gym
type
Badge
Brock Gym Leader: Brock (タケシ Takeshi)
Gym Leader Location: Pewter City Gym (ニビシティ Nibi Shiti)
Type Rock.gif Boulderbadge.png
Boulder Badge
Misty Gym Leader: Misty (カスミ Kasumi)
Gym Leader Location: Cerulean City Gym (ハナダシティ Hanada Shiti)
Type Water.gif Cascadebadge.png
Cascade Badge
Lt. Surge Lets Go Pikachu Eevee.png Gym Leader: Lt. Surge (マチス Machisu)
Gym Leader Location: Vermilion City (クチバシティ Kuchiba Shiti)
Type Electric.gif Thunderbadge.png
Thunder Badge
Erika Lets Go Pikachu Eevee.png Gym Leader: Erika (エリカ Erika)
Gym Leader Location: Celadon City (タマムシシテ Tamamushi Shiti)
Type Grass.gif Rainbow Badge.png
Rainbow Badge
Koga Lets Go Pikachu Eevee.png Gym Leader: Koga (キョウ Kyō)
Gym Leader Location: Fuchsia City (セキチクシティ Sekichiku Shiti)
Type Poison.gif Soulbadge.png
Soul Badge
Sabrina Lets Go Pikachu Eevee.png Gym Leader: Sabrina (ナツメ Natsume)
Gym Leader Location: Saffron City (ヤマブキシティ Yamabuki Shiti)
Type Psychic.gif Marshbadge.png
Marsh Badge
Blaine Lets Go Pikachu Eevee.png Gym Leader: Blaine (カツラ Katsura)
Gym Leader Location: Cinnabar Island (グレンじま Guren-jima)
Type Fire.gif Volcanobadge.png
Volcano Badge
Giovanni Lets Go Pikachu Eevee.png
Blue
Gym Leader: Giovanni/Blue (サカキ/グリーン Sakaki/Green)
Gym Leader Location: Viridian City (ヤマブキシティ Tokiwa Shiti)
Type Ground.gif Earthbadge.png
Earth Badge

Gym Leaders: Kanto Region
Gym Leader
Gym
type
Badge
Brock Gym Leader: Brock (タケシ Takeshi)
Gym Leader Location: Pewter City Gym (ニビシティ Nibi Shiti)
Type Rock.gif Boulderbadge.png
Boulder Badge
Misty Gym Leader: Misty (カスミ Kasumi)
Gym Leader Location: Cerulean City Gym (ハナダシティ Hanada Shiti)
Type Water.gif Cascadebadge.png
Cascade Badge
HGSS Lt. Surge.png Gym Leader: Lt. Surge (マチス Machisu)
Gym Leader Location: Vermilion City (クチバシティ Kuchiba Shiti)
Type Electric.gif Thunderbadge.png
Thunder Badge
HGSS Erika.png Gym Leader: Erika (エリカ Erika)
Gym Leader Location: Celadon City (タマムシシテ Tamamushi Shiti)
Type Grass.gif Rainbow Badge.png
Rainbow Badge
HGSS Janine.png Gym Leader: Janine (アンズ Anzu)
Gym Leader Location: Fuchsia City (セキチクシティ Sekichiku Shiti)
Type Poison.gif Soulbadge.png
Soul Badge
HGSS Sabrina.png Gym Leader: Sabrina (ナツメ Natsume)
Gym Leader Location: Saffron City (ヤマブキシティ Yamabuki Shiti)
Type Psychic.gif Marshbadge.png
Marsh Badge
HGSS Blaine.png Gym Leader: Blaine (カツラ Katsura)
Gym Leader Location: Cinnabar Island (グレンじま Guren-jima)
Type Fire.gif Volcanobadge.png
Volcano Badge
Blue Gym Leader: Blue (グリーン Green)
Gym Leader Location: Viridian City (ヤマブキシティ Tokiwa Shiti)
Type ???.gif Earthbadge.png
Earth Badge

Johto

Gym Leaders: Johto Region
Gym Leader
Gym
type
Badge
HGSS Falkner.png Gym Leader: Falkner (ハヤト Hayato)
Gym Leader Location: Violet City (キキョウシティ Kikyou Shiti)
Type Flying.gif Zephyrbadge.png
Zephyr Badge
HGSS Bugsy.png Gym Leader: Bugsy (ナタネ Natane)
Gym Leader Location: Azalea City (ハクタイシティ Hakutai Shiti)
Type Bug.gif Hivebadge.png
Hive Badge
HGSS Whitney.png Gym Leader: Whitney (アカネ Akane)
Gym Leader Location: Goldenrod City (コガネシティ Kogane Shiti)
Type Normal.gif Plainbadge.png
Plain Badge
HGSS Morty.png Gym Leader: Morty (マツバ Matsuba)
Gym Leader Location: Ecruteak City (エンジュシティ Enju Shiti)
Type Ghost.gif Fogbadge.png
Fog Badge
HGSS Chuck.png Gym Leader: Chuck (シジマ Shijima)
Gym Leader Location: Cianwood City (タンバシティ Tanba Shiti)
Type Fighting.gif Stormbadge.png
Storm Badge
HGSS Jasmine.png Gym Leader: Jasmine (ミカン Mikan)
Gym Leader Location: Olivine City (アサギシティ Asagi Shiti)
Type Steel.gif Mineralbadge.png
Mineral Badge
HGSS Pryce.png Gym Leader: Pryce (ヤナギ Yanagi)
Gym Leader Location: Mahogany Town (チョウジタウン Chouji Taun)
Type Ice.gif Glacierbadge.png
Glacier Badge
HGSS Clair.png Gym Leader: Clair (イブキ Ibuki)
Gym Leader Location: Blackthorn City (アサギシティ Fusube Shiti)
Type Dragon.gif Risingbadge.png
Rising Badge


Hoenn

Gym Leaders: Hoenn Region
Gym Leader
Gym
type
Badge
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Roxanne.png Gym Leader: Roxanne (ツツジ Tsutsuji)
Gym Leader Location: Rustboro City (カナズミシティ Kanazumi Shiti)
Type Rock.gif Stonebadge.png
Stone Badge
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Brawly.png Gym Leader: Brawly (トウキ Touki)
Gym Leader Location: Dewford Town (ムロタウン Muro Taun)
Type Fighting.gif Knucklebadge.png
Knuckle Badge
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Wattson.png Gym Leader: Wattson (テッセン Tessen)
Gym Leader Location: Mauville City (キンセツシティ Kinsetsu Shiti)
Type Electric.gif Dynamobadge.png
Dynamo Badge
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Flannery.png Gym Leader: Flannery (アスナ Asuna)
Gym Leader Location: Lavaridge Town (フエンタウン Fuen Taun)
Type Fire.gif Heatbadge.png
Heat Badge
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Norman.png Gym Leader: Norman (センリ Senri)
Gym Leader Location: Petalburg City (トウカシティ Tōka Shiti)
Type Normal.gif Balancebadge.png
Balance Badge
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Winona.png Gym Leader: Winona (ナギ Nagi)
Gym Leader Location: Fortree City (ヒワマキシティ Hiwamaki Shiti)
Type Flying.gif Featherbadge.png
Feather Badge
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Tate and Liza.png Gym Leader: Tate and Liza (フウとラン Fu to Ran)
Gym Leader Location: Mossdeep City (トクサネシティ Tokusane Town)
Type Psychic.gif Mindbadge.png
Mind Badge
ORAS Wallace.png Gym Leader: Wallace (ミクリ Mikuri)
Gym Leader Location: Sootopolis City (ヒワマキシティ Rune Shiti)
Type Water.gif Rainbadge.png
Rain Badge

Gym Leaders: Hoenn Region
Gym Leader
Gym
type
Badge
ArtRoxanne.png Gym Leader: Roxanne (ツツジ Tsutsuji)
Gym Leader Location: Rustboro City (カナズミシティ Kanazumi Shiti)
Type Rock.gif Stonebadge.png
Stone Badge
Brawly.png Gym Leader: Brawly (トウキ Touki)
Gym Leader Location: Dewford Town (ムロタウン Muro Taun)
Type Fighting.gif Knucklebadge.png
Knuckle Badge
RSE Wattson.png Gym Leader: Wattson (テッセン Tessen)
Gym Leader Location: Mauville City (キンセツシティ Kinsetsu Shiti)
Type Electric.gif Dynamobadge.png
Dynamo Badge
Flannery.png Gym Leader: Flannery (アスナ Asuna)
Gym Leader Location: Lavaridge Town (フエンタウン Fuen Taun)
Type Fire.gif Heatbadge.png
Heat Badge
Norman.png Gym Leader: Norman (センリ Senri)
Gym Leader Location: Petalburg City (トウカシティ Tōka Shiti)
Type Normal.gif Balancebadge.png
Balance Badge
RSE Winona.png Gym Leader: Winona (ナギ Nagi)
Gym Leader Location: Fortree City (ヒワマキシティ Hiwamaki Shiti)
Type Flying.gif Featherbadge.png
Feather Badge
RSE Tate and Liza.png Gym Leader: Tate and Liza (フウとラン Fu to Ran)
Gym Leader Location: Mossdeep City (トクサネシティ Tokusane Town)
Type Psychic.gif Mindbadge.png
Mind Badge
Juan.png Gym Leader: Juan (アダン Adan)
Gym Leader Location: Sootopolis City (ヒワマキシティ Rune Shiti)
Type Water.gif Rainbadge.png
Rain Badge

Sinnoh

Gym Leaders: Sinnoh Region
Gym Leader
Gym
type
Badge
Roark.png Gym Leader: Roark (ヒョウタ Hyōta)
Gym Leader Location: Oreburgh City (クロガネシティ Kurogane Shiti)
Type Rock.gif Coalbadge.png
Coal Badge
Gardenia.png Gym Leader: Gardenia (ナタネ Natane)
Gym Leader Location: Eterna City (ハクタイシティ Hakutai Shiti)
Type Grass.gif Forestbadge.png
Forest Badge
Maylene.png Gym Leader: Maylene (スモモ Sumomo)
Gym Leader Location: Veilstone City (トバリシティ Tobari Shiti)
Type Fighting.gif Cobblebadge.png
Cobble Badge
Crasher Wake.png Gym Leader: Crasher Wake (マキシマム仮面 Makushimamu Kamen)
Gym Leader Location: Pastoria City (ノモセシティ Nomose Shiti)
Type Water.gif Fenbadge.png
Fen Badge
Fantina.png Gym Leader: Fantina (メリッサ Merissa)
Gym Leader Location: Hearthome City (ヨスガシティ Yosuga Shiti)
Type Ghost.gif Relicbadge.png
Relic Badge
Byron.png Gym Leader: Byron (トウガン Tōgan)
Gym Leader Location: Canalave City (ミオシティ Mio Shiti)
Type Steel.gif Minebadge.png
Mine Badge
Candice.png Gym Leader: Candice (スズナ Suzuna)
Gym Leader Location: Snowpoint City (キッサキシティ Kissaki Shiti)
Type Ice.gif Iciclebadge.png
Icicle Badge
Volkner.png Gym Leader: Volkner (デンジ Denji)
Gym Leader Location: Sunyshore City (ミオシティ Nagisa Shiti)
Type Electric.gif Beaconbadge.png
Beacon Badge


Unova

Gym Leaders: Unova Region
Gym Leader
Gym
type
Badge
Cilan.png
Chili.png
Cress.png
Gym Leader: Cilan501.png/Chili495.png/Cress498.png (デント/ポッド/コーン Dento/Poddo/Kōn)
Gym Leader Location: Striaton City (サンヨウシティ Sanyō Shiti)
Triobadge.png
Trio Badge
Lenora.png Gym Leader: Lenora (アロエ Aroe)
Gym Leader Location: Nacrene City (シッポウシティ Shippō Shiti)
Type Normal.gif Basicbadge.png
Basic Badge
Burgh.png Gym Leader: Burgh (アーティ Āti)
Gym Leader Location: Castelia City (ヒウンシティ Hiun Shiti)
Type Bug.gif Insectbadge.png
Insect Badge
Elesa.png Gym Leader: Elesa (カミツレ Kamitsure)
Gym Leader Location: Nimbasa City (ライモンシティ Raimon Shiti)
Type Electric.gif Boltbadge.png
Bolt Badge
Clay.png Gym Leader: Clay (ヤーコン Yākon)
Gym Leader Location: Driftveil City (ホドモエシティ Hodomoe Shiti)
Type Ground.gif Quakebadge.png
Quake Badge
Skyla.png Gym Leader: Skyla (フウロ Fūro)
Gym Leader Location: Mistralton City (フキヨセシティ Fukiyose Shiti)
Type Flying.gif Jetbadge.png
Jet Badge
Brycen.png Gym Leader: Brycen (ハチク Hachiku)
Gym Leader Location: Icirrus City (セッカシティ Sekka Shiti)
Type Ice.gif Freezebadge.png
Freeze Badge
Drayden.png Gym Leader: Drayden (シャガ/アイリス Shaga/Airisu)
Gym Leader Location: Opelucid City (フキヨセシティ Sōryū Shiti)
Type Dragon.gif Legendbadge.png
Legend Badge

Gym Leaders: Unova Region
Gym Leader
Gym
type
Badge
Cilan.png
Chili.png
Cress.png
Gym Leader: Cilan501.png/Chili495.png/Cress498.png (デント/ポッド/コーン Dento/Poddo/Kōn)
Gym Leader Location: Striaton City (サンヨウシティ Sanyō Shiti)
Type ???.gif Triobadge.png
Trio Badge
Lenora.png Gym Leader: Lenora (アロエ Aroe)
Gym Leader Location: Nacrene City (シッポウシティ Shippō Shiti)
Type Normal.gif Basicbadge.png
Basic Badge
Burgh.png Gym Leader: Burgh (アーティ Āti)
Gym Leader Location: Castelia City (ヒウンシティ Hiun Shiti)
Type Bug.gif Insectbadge.png
Insect Badge
Elesa.png Gym Leader: Elesa (カミツレ Kamitsure)
Gym Leader Location: Nimbasa City (ライモンシティ Raimon Shiti)
Type Electric.gif Boltbadge.png
Bolt Badge
Clay.png Gym Leader: Clay (ヤーコン Yākon)
Gym Leader Location: Driftveil City (ホドモエシティ Hodomoe Shiti)
Type Ground.gif Quakebadge.png
Quake Badge
Skyla.png Gym Leader: Skyla (フウロ Fūro)
Gym Leader Location: Mistralton City (フキヨセシティ Fukiyose Shiti)
Type Flying.gif Jetbadge.png
Jet Badge
Brycen.png Gym Leader: Brycen (ハチク Hachiku)
Gym Leader Location: Icirrus City (セッカシティ Sekka Shiti)
Type Ice.gif Freezebadge.png
Freeze Badge
Black White Iris.png Gym Leader: Iris (シャガ/アイリス Shaga/Airisu)
Gym Leader Location: Opelucid City (フキヨセシティ Sōryū Shiti)
Type Dragon.gif Legendbadge.png
Legend Badge

Gym Leaders: Unova Region
Gym Leader
Gym
type
Badge
CherenB2W2.png Gym Leader: Cheren (チェレン Cheren)
Gym Leader Location: Aspertia City (ヒオウギシティ Hiougi Shiti)
Type Normal.gif Basicbadge.png
Basic Badge
Roxie.png Gym Leader: Roxie (ホミカ Homika)
Gym Leader Location: Virbank City (タチワキシティ Tachiwaki Shiti)
Type Poison.gif Toxicbadge.png
Toxic Badge
Burgh.png Gym Leader: Burgh (アーティ Āti)
Gym Leader Location: Castelia City (ヒウンシティ Hiun Shiti)
Type Bug.gif Insectbadge.png
Insect Badge
B2W2 Elesa.png Gym Leader: Elesa (カミツレ Kamitsure)
Gym Leader Location: Nimbasa City (ライモンシティ Raimon Shiti)
Type Electric.gif Boltbadge.png
Bolt Badge
Clay.png Gym Leader: Clay (ヤーコン Yākon)
Gym Leader Location: Driftveil City (ホドモエシティ Hodomoe Shiti)
Type Ground.gif Quakebadge.png
Quake Badge
Skyla.png Gym Leader: Skyla (フウロ Fūro)
Gym Leader Location: Mistralton City (フキヨセシティ Fukiyose Shiti)
Type Flying.gif Jetbadge.png
Jet Badge
Drayden.png Gym Leader: Drayden (シャガ Shaga)
Gym Leader Location: Opelucid City (ソウリュウシティ Sōryū Shiti)
Type Dragon.gif Legendbadge.png
Legend Badge
Marlon.png Gym Leader: Marlon (シズイ Shizui)
Gym Leader Location: Humilau City (フキヨセシティ Seigaiha Shiti)
Type Water.gif Wavebadge.png
Wave Badge

Kalos

Gym Leaders: Kalos Region
Gym Leader
Gym
type
Badge
Viola.png Gym Leader: Viola (ビオラ Biora)
Gym Leader Location: Santalune City (ハクダンシティ Hakudan Shiti)
Type Bug.gif Bug Badge.png
Bug Badge
Grant.png Gym Leader: Grant (ザクロ Zakuro)
Gym Leader Location: Cyllage City (ショウヨウシティ Shōyō Shiti)
Type Rock.gif Cliff Badge.png
Cliff Badge
Korrina.png Gym Leader: Korrina (コルニ Koruni)
Gym Leader Location: Shalour City (シャラシティ Shara Shiti)
Type Fighting.gif Rumble Badge.png
Rumble Badge
Ramos.png Gym Leader: Ramos (フクジ Fukuji)
Gym Leader Location: Coumarine City (ヒヨクシティ Hiyoku Shiti)
Type Grass.gif Plant Badge.png
Plant Badge
Clemont.png Gym Leader: Clemont (シトロン Shitoron)
Gym Leader Location: Lumiose City (ミアレシティ Miare Shiti)
Type Electric.gif Voltage Badge.png
Voltage Badge
Valerie.png Gym Leader: Valerie (マーシュ Māju)
Gym Leader Location: Laverre City (クノエシティ Kunoe Shiti)
Type Fairy.gif Fairy Badge.png
Fairy Badge
Olympia.png Gym Leader: Olympia (ゴジカ Gojika)
Gym Leader Location: Anistar City (ヒャッコクシティ Hyakkoku Shiti)
Type Psychic.gif Psychic Badge.png
Psychic Badge
Wulfric.png Gym Leader: Wulfric (ウルップ Uruppu)
Gym Leader Location: Snowbelle City (クノエシティ Eisetsu Shiti)
Type Ice.gif Iceberg Badge.png
Iceberg Badge


Alola

Main article: Island Kahuna

Alola has no Gym Leaders. Instead, the player character can battle the four Island Kahuna in a Grand Trial, after passing the Trial.

Galar

Gym Leaders: Galar Region
Gym Leader
Gym
type
Badge
Milo.png Gym Leader: Milo (ヤロ Yaro)
Gym Leader Location: Turffield (ターフタウン Taafu Taun)
Type Grass.gif GrassBadge.png
Grass Badge
Nessa.png Gym Leader: Nessa (ルリナ Rurina)
Gym Leader Location: Hulbury (バウタウン Bau Taun)
Type Water.gif WaterBadge.png
Water Badge
Kabu artwork.png Gym Leader: Kabu (カブ Kabu)
Gym Leader Location: Motostoke (エンジンシティ Enjin Shiti)
Type Fire.gif FireBadge.png
Fire Badge
Bea.png Gym Leader: Bea (サイトウ Saitō)
Gym Leader Location: Stow-on-Side (ラテラルタウン Rateraru Taun)
Type Fighting.gif FightingBadge.png
Fighting Badge
Opal artwork.png
link = Bede
Gym Leader: Opal/Bede (ポプラ</ビート Poplar/Beet)
Gym Leader Location: Ballonlea (アラベスクタウン Arabesuku Taun)
Type Fairy.gif FairyBadge.png
Fairy Badge
Gordie artwork.png Gym Leader: Gordie (マクワ Makuwa)
Gym Leader Location: Circhester (キルクスタウン Kirukusu Taun)
Type Rock.gif RockBadge.png
Rock Badge
Piers artwork.png
Marnie.png
Gym Leader: Piers/Marnie (ネズ/マリィ Nezu/Mary)
Gym Leader Location: Spikemuth (スパイクタウン Supaiku Taun)
Type Dark.gif DarkBadge.png
Dark Badge
Raihan artwork.png Gym Leader: Raihan (キバナ Kibana)
Gym Leader Location: Hammerlocke (キルクスタウン Nakkuru Shiti)
Type Dragon.gif DragonBadge.png
Dragon Badge

Gym Leaders: Galar Region
Gym Leader
Gym
type
Badge
Milo.png Gym Leader: Milo (ヤロ Yaro)
Gym Leader Location: Turffield (ターフタウン Taafu Taun)
Type Grass.gif GrassBadge.png
Grass Badge
Nessa.png Gym Leader: Nessa (ルリナ Rurina)
Gym Leader Location: Hulbury (バウタウン Bau Taun)
Type Water.gif WaterBadge.png
Water Badge
Kabu artwork.png Gym Leader: Kabu (カブ Kabu)
Gym Leader Location: Motostoke (エンジンシティ Enjin Shiti)
Type Fire.gif FireBadge.png
Fire Badge
Allister.png Gym Leader: Allister (オニオン Onion)
Gym Leader Location: Stow-on-Side (ラテラルタウン Rateraru Taun)
Type Ghost.gif GhostBadge.png
Ghost Badge
Opal artwork.png
link = Bede
Gym Leader: Opal/Bede (ポプラ</ビート Poplar/Beet)
Gym Leader Location: Ballonlea (アラベスクタウン Arabesuku Taun)
Type Fairy.gif FairyBadge.png
Fairy Badge
Melony artwork.png Gym Leader: Melony (メロン Melon)
Gym Leader Location: Circhester (キルクスタウン Kirukusu Taun)
Type Ice.gif IceBadge.png
Ice Badge
Piers artwork.png
Marnie.png
Gym Leader: Piers/Marnie (ネズ/マリィ Nezu/Mary)
Gym Leader Location: Spikemuth (スパイクタウン Supaiku Taun)
Type Dark.gif DarkBadge.png
Dark Badge
Raihan artwork.png Gym Leader: Raihan (キバナ Kibana)
Gym Leader Location: Hammerlocke (キルクスタウン Nakkuru Shiti)
Type Dragon.gif DragonBadge.png
Dragon Badge

Anime

Kanto

Pewter City

While Brock begins as the Gym Leader, his father: Flint, is the former Gym Leader, his mother: Lola took over the gym and made it a Water-type Gym, and his younger brother Forrest is the current Gym Leader.

Route to Vermilion City

While Ash travels and meets the Gym Leaders from the games as normal, he also meets a trainer named A.J., who runs his own unofficial Gym which is on the route to Vermilion City, A.J.'s gym does not have a badge or a type.

A.J. also makes a brief appearance in the games as a Youngster on Route 9.

Cerulean City

While Misty is the current Gym Leader, her three sisters: Daisy, Violet, and Lily act as Gym Leaders until Misty takes the post.

Viridian City

While Giovanni starts as the Gym Leader like in the games, he has to go on a business journey - so he leaves Jessie, James, and Meowth as the Gym Leaders. Jessie is the one who actually does the battling.

Since Giovanni does not return from the business trip as he is busy running Team Rocket, the Elite Four member Agatha is put in charge of the Gym.

Orange Islands

The Gym Leaders from the Orange Islands have only appeared in the Pokémon Anime series and not in game series. In addition to this, these Gym Leaders work slightly differently than others, usually having trainers that face them take part in a number of challenges rather than Pokémon Battles. Also, the majority of these Gym Leaders do not specialize in a specific Pokémon type.

Gym Leaders: Orange Island
Gym Leader Gym Type Badge
Cissy.png Gym Leader: Cissy (アツミ Atsumi)
Gym Leader Location: Mikan Island (ナツカン島 Natsukan-shima)
Coral-Eye Badge.png
Coral-Eye Badge
Danny.jpg Gym Leader: Danny (ダン Dan)
Gym Leader Location: Navel Island (ネーブル島 Nēburu-shima)
Type ???.gif SeaRuby Badge.png
Sea Ruby Badge
Rudy.png Gym Leader: Rudy (ジギー Jigī)
Gym Leader Location: Trovita Island (ユズ島 Yuzu-shima)
Type ???.gif SpikeShell Badge.png
Spike Shell Badge
Luana.jpg Gym Leader: Luana (ルリコ Ruriko)
Gym Leader Location: Kumquat Island (リュウチン島 Ryūchin-shima)
Type ???.gif JadeStar Badge.png
Jade Star Badge


Trivia

  • While there are members of the Elite Four who specialize in Dark-type Pokémon, there has never been a gym leader specializing in that specific type until Piers and Marnie were introduced in Generation VIII.
  • In Pokémon Black and White 2 World Tournament, all of the Starter type Gym Leaders (Grass, Fire, Water) have a fully evolved starter type.
  • The only regions with Gym Leaders for all three of the starter types are Kanto, Unova and Galar.
  • Johto is the only region with no Gym Leaders that specialize in any of the starter types - Fire, Water or Grass.
  • Due to the Hoenn and Unova regions having two Water-type gym leaders each (Wallace and Juan; Cress and Marlon), there are a total of six Gym Leaders of this type, more than any other type.
    • However, the type with Gym Leaders in the most regions is Electric, with a Gym Leader of that type in every region except for Johto and Galar.
  • The Mossdeep City Gym and the Striaton City Gym are currently the only Pokémon Gyms to have more than one person acting as gym leader (Tate and Liza are the co-gym leaders for Mossdeep City while Cilan, Chili and Cress are the co-gym leaders for Striaton City).
    • Also, while Tate and Liza both specialize in Psychic-type Pokémon, Cilan and his two brothers each specialize in a different type of Pokémon: Cilan specializes in Grass-types, Chili specializes in Fire-types and Cress specializes in Water-types.
      • While Cilan, Chili and Cress each fit the criteria of gym leaders specializing in only one specific type of Pokémon, the Striaton City Gym is the only gym to technically specialize in more than one type of Pokémon.
  • All of the Galar Gym Leaders have a special ID Number on their jersey. All of these are numbers can be translated from Japanese Pager Code to say a word relating to them:
    • Milo has the number 831, which translates to ya-sa-i, meaning 'veggie'.
    • Nessa has the number 049, which translates to o-yo-gu, meaning 'swim'.
    • Kabu has the number 187, which translates to hi-ba-na, meaning 'spark'.
    • Bea has the number 193, which translates to i-ku-sa, meaning 'fight'.
    • Allister has the number 291, which translates to ni-ku-i, meaning 'detest'.
    • Gordie has the number 188, which translates to i-wa-ba, meaning 'rock wall'.
    • Melony has the number 361, which translates to sa-mu-i, meaning 'cold'.
    • Opal has the number 910, which translates to kyu-to, meaning 'cute'.
    • Piers has the number 061, which translates to wa-ri-i, meaning 'bad'.
    • Raihan has the number 241, which translates to tsu-yo-i, meaning 'strong'.

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