History Characters / PokemonGymLeaders

26th Nov '17 11:58:01 PM Hvedekorn
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* TheUnfavorite: No gym leaders have ever specialized in the Dark type (unless one counts Alola's Kahunas as a Gym Leader equivalent)
26th Nov '17 6:06:50 PM SilverSupernova
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* PoorPredictableRock: Initially played straight, and gets progressively downplayed. In the first two generations, it's easy to train a Pokémon that specifically counters the Gym Leader's team, as the Gyms are type-specific. There are a few in-game trades that give you Pokémon specifically designed to counter the Gym (like a Rock-type for the Flying-type Gym.) The trope gets downplayed in games after Generation III, where they get more diverse movesets and teams to make them more unpredictable.

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* PoorPredictableRock: Initially played straight, and gets progressively downplayed. In the first two generations, it's easy to train a Pokémon that specifically counters the Gym Leader's team, as the Gyms are type-specific. There are a few in-game trades that give you Pokémon specifically designed to counter the Gym (like a Rock-type for the Flying-type Gym.) The trope gets downplayed in games after Generation III, where they get more diverse movesets and teams to make them more unpredictable. Generation V outright averts it by having the first gym directly counterpick your starter.
26th Nov '17 6:05:32 PM SilverSupernova
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* TheUnfavorite: No gym leaders have ever specialized in the Dark type (unless one counts Alola's Kahunas as a Gym Leader equivalent)
26th Nov '17 5:59:22 AM Axeo
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* MakingASplash: Her Kingdra is part-Water, nullifying Dragon's common weakness to Ice (and it is unlikely for players to have another Dragon-type by that point). She also replaces one of her three Dragonairs with a Gyarados in the remakes.

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* MakingASplash: Her Kingdra is part-Water, nullifying Dragon's common weakness to Ice (and it is unlikely for players to have another Dragon-type by that point). She also replaces one of her three Dragonairs Dragonair with a Gyarados in the remakes.
10th Nov '17 10:18:07 AM Monolaf317
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4th Oct '17 9:22:44 AM KrspaceT
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He comes off as pushy and lazy at first when he sends you and Cheren to stop Team Plasma in his town without offering to help himself, but he turns out to be a good

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He comes off as pushy and lazy at first when he sends you and Cheren to stop Team Plasma in his town without offering to help himself, but he turns out to be a goodgood guy. He even leads the gym leader charge at N's Castle.
* MatryoshkaObject: Subverted; someone who saw Clay take his hat off thought he was wearing a second hat underneath his first hat, but it's pointed out it was likely just his hair.
* MeaningfulName:
** '''Clay''' is, well... clay.
** Ya'''con''' = "Kon" is the Japanese reading of the character "Kun", which is the trigram in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Ching I Ching]] which represents earth.
* NiceHat: A cowboy hat, to be precise.
* NonIdleRich: He is one of the richest people in the history of the Pokémon games so far, and ''still'' runs a gym.
* SelfMadeMan: He even waits for trainers at the bottom of his Gym/mine as a symbolic reminder of how he [[RagsToRiches started out with nothing.]]
* SignatureMove: Bulldoze.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[LightningBruiser Excadrill]], fitting his occupation.

[[/folder]] [[folder:Skyla (Fuuro)]]
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Mistralton City Gym Leader--''The High-Flying Girl''
->Voiced by (in Anime/PokemonGenerations): Noriko Shibasaki (Japanese)

-->''"Hee-hee! I've been waiting for you. You're a tough Trainer who can face the wind and not get blown off your feet! I'm kinda excited about this battle! Why don't you and I have some fun?"''

A pilot who specializes in Flying-types.
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* AcePilot: She'd better be; it's her occupation. One NPC mentions her grandfather was an AcePilot too.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Her team in [=B2W2=] consists of '''S'''woobat, '''S'''karmory, and '''S'''wanna. In Challenge Mode, she also has '''S'''igilyph. Bonus points for her name. It's worth noting that this is only in the English version and thus a coincidence, as the Japanese version has no such connection.
* BareYourMidriff: Her outfit shows off her stomach a lot.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: And not just for her strength; the way she's designed her ''gym'' will take you out!
* BlowYouAway: Flying-type specialist.
* BoobsOfSteel: She's the strongest female Gym Leader in Unova (except in ''White''), and she is stacked. It's debatable in the first games in relation to Lenora, but no question about it in the sequels.
* ElementalHair: In a way. Its shape brings to mind an airplane propeller.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Her hair clip and band around her right leg.
* GenkiGirl: Just look at her official art.
* HairDecorations: Her flower clip, which can also be seen as propellers. It goes with her plane theme.
* UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns: Uses the feminine "''atashi''".
* MeaningfulName:
** '''Sky'''la.
** '''Fuu'''ro = Fuu (Compound word for "wind")
* MsFanservice: A busty redhead who wears skintight pilot gear that show her curves, midriff and bare legs, while using the pilot suspenders to highlight them even more, starts the battle in BoobsAndButtPose, and has a subtext-laden friendship with fellow MsFanservice Elesa. Skyla may just be the most sexually gratuitous Gym Leader of them all.
* NiceGirl: A very noticeable characteristic of hers. Plus she has a Swoobat that evolves through happiness.
* SignatureMove: Acrobatics.
* [[StraightManAndWiseGuy Straight Girl and Wise Woman]]: The Straight Girl to Elesa's Wise Woman.
* UncattyResemblance: Skyla is compared to [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Sylveon]] right after its announcement. Because of this said Pokémon is often speculated as a Flying-type Eeveelution before the new Fairy-type is revealed.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[FragileSpeedster Swanna.]] is her trademark team ace.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Wears ''very'' short shorts with suspenders.
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Uses a lot of bird-based Pokémon.

[[/folder]] [[folder:Brycen (Hachiku)]]
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Icirrus City Gym Leader (''Black and White'')--''Ice Mask''

-->''"You appear ready to face a battle. Bring it!"''

A former movie star who specializes in Ice-types.
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* BearsAreBadNews: Beartic.
* BreakTheHaughty: Implied with in his past as a movie star. In the Memory Link, he mentions how he used to think he could perform any action scene and felt like nothing could stop him prior to getting injured.
* BonusBoss: Though he has retired from being a Gym Leader in Black 2 and White 2, he is present in the World Tournament.
* CoolMask: Wears a domino mash over his eyes.
* ElementalHair: His hairstyle is a smooth, pale blue, befitting his type specialty.
* FashionableAsymmetry: He's wearing what looks like half a robe.
* AnIcePerson: Ice-type specialist.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: In the Brycenman movies the title character is AffablyEvil and uses [[CastingAShadow Dark-types]]. Brycen himself may be TheStoic, but he's also a Gym Leader, which in the video games at least are almost all considered good people.
* MeaningfulName: Br'''yce'''n.
** '''Hachi'''ku rhymes with '''kachi''', which when doubled up (kachikachi) serves as an onomatopoeia for something freezing solid.
* MythologyGag: In ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''[='=] third arc, the main villain was [[spoiler:Pryce, the Johto Ice Gym Leader, using the alternate identity of]] the "Mask of Ice." [[MeanCharacterNiceActor Brycenman's]] (English) trainer title is "The Masked Man", which was the name The Mask of Ice went by in one of the manga's (also English) translations. His English name is also very similar to Pryce's.
* NoodleIncident: The events surrounding about the injury that made him retire from acting the first time around.
* PsychicRadar: He senses the presence of the Shadow Triad before they even appear.
* RecurringElement: He is the ''third'' seventh Gym Leader who specializes in Ice-type Pokémon, before returning to his acting career in the sequels.
* RetiredBadass: Inverted; he's a retired movie star who became a Gym Leader, so he only became truly badass after retirement. Played straight in the sequel when he gives up the Gym Leader position to return to film but remains a powerful trainer.
* SlasherSmile: He plays a villain in a Pokéstar Studios movie, sporting one of these.
* TheStoic: WordOfGod says he's like this because he used to be a movie star, and went into depression after his career ended. He then went to an icy cave alone to train and become more knowledgeable, and feels he must keep his identity a secret.
* SignatureMove: Frost Breath.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Partial example--his outfit bares the entire right half of his chest.
* WarriorMonk: He retired from acting when he was injured, and found a new path in training Pokémon and receiving comfort and purpose from them.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[MightyGlacier Beartic]] in Black and White. [[GlassCannon Cryogonal]] in the sequels during the Pokémon World Tournament. [[CastingAShadow Zoro]][[GlassCannon ark]] in Pokestar Studios as Brycen-Man.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: A light blue hair for his Ice-type speciality.

[[/folder]] [[folder:Iris]]

Opelucid City Gym Leader (''White'')--''The Girl Who Knows the Hearts of Dragons''

For information on Iris, check the Characters/PokemonChampions page, as well as the Characters/PokemonBestWishes page for her animated incarnation.

[[/folder]] [[folder:Drayden (Shaga)]]
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Opelucid City Gym Leader (''Black, Black 2, and White 2'')--''The Spartan Mayor''
->Voiced by (in Anime/PokemonGenerations): Creator/MasamiIwasaki (Japanese), Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (English)

-->''"As the mayor, I've given everything to developing the city. As a Trainer, I've simply been pursuing greater strength. But what I'm searching for now is a young Trainer who can show me a bright future. Perhaps you can show me that future, the way Iris has?"''

The mayor of Opelucid City, who specializes in Dragon-types.
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He is the mayor of Opelucid City, and the eighth Gym Leader in Black. Even though he is the seventh in the sequels, he still poses a hefty challenge, even compared to Marlon.
* BadassBeard: So badass it covers the entire bottom half of his face, and sort of resembles the lower jaw of a dragon. Heck, it's even been compared to the metal jaw of [[WorldOfWarcraft Neltharion (Deathwing)]], which is also jagged along the top and juts out in the bottom-front.
* BadassGrandpa: Iris outright refers to him as her "Grandpa" in Black 2 and White 2. So badass in fact, Bianca mentions that he ''wrestles'' with his own Pokémon. To toughen ''them'' up. And his Pokémon are fully evolved and fully fledged ''dragons''
* GentlemanAndAScholar: He studied abroad to learn more about Dragon-types, but is still quite the gentleman.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Dragon-type specialist.
* MeaningfulName: '''Dra'''yd'''en''' resembles dragon.
* PurelyAestheticGender: The only real difference between him and Iris in battle is that his Pokémon are male; they're the same species and have the same moves. Their Druddigon's abilities are different, too; his has Rough Skin, which could be a nasty surprise.
* RedBaron: Spartan Mayor.
* RetiredBadass: In White, he's stepped down as Gym Leader.
* SignatureMove: Dragon Tail.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: In the first Black version, his Haxorus is underleveled. This can also apply in Black or White 2 under Easy Mode.
* ThemeNaming: In the Japanese version, his name is Japanese for "iris," complementing... Well, Iris.
* UltimateAuthorityMayor: He's the effective ruler of Opelucid.
* TheUnfought: In ''White'', where Iris is the 8th Gym Leader.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[GlassCannon Haxorus.]]

[[/folder]] [[folder:Marlon (Shizui)]]
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Humilau City Gym Leader (''Black 2 and White 2'')-- ''A Bigger Splash Than the Sea!''

-->''"You look strong! Shoots! Let's start!"''

A swimmer specializing in Water-type Pokémon.
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* {{Adorkable}}: Holy god.
* AnimeHair: It sticks up out of the water while he's swimming.
** AnimalMotifs: It resembles a shark fin when it does this, fitting him being a Water Gym Leader.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: He has no nipples.
* BigBrotherMentor: He's described to be like this to the protagonist.
* BrilliantButLazy: Much like Cynthia, he leaves the fighting of the evil team to you. In Marlon's case though, it's because he isn't aware of Team Plasma's history and doesn't instantly accept they're evil in spite of what he's heard about them, to the point it seems someone tossed him an IdiotBall to keep him from getting involved.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: According to the ''Nation Gymquirer'', the guy can swim so fast he can shoot out from under the surface and into the air. An NPC gossips that he can swim nonstop for seven days and seven nights.
** BrickJoke: He apparently does exactly that to get to the gangplank of the Plasma Frigate.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He is ''incredibly'' laid-back to the point he is almost entirely detached from reality -- he runs off for a swim immediately after losing to you, claims that "the ocean accepts all rivers" as the reason why he doesn't see fighting Team Plasma as a big deal, and says that just because Team Plasma is ''flying their airship around Unova using their ice cannon to freeze over cities'', doesn't mean he's gonna immediately accept that they're evil without thinking about it.
* ElementalHair: Dark blue and shaped like a fin. He uses Water-types.
* ElementalEyeColors: His blue eyes are fitting for a Water-type expert.
* IconicOutfit: His TanLines.
* JumpScare: Unintentionally does one by blasting himself out of the Humilau sea to introduce himself to the players.
* MakingASplash: One of two, the other being [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Cress.]]
* MeaningfulName: ''Mare'' is Latin for sea, used as a root in words like marine and maritime. His name, '''Marl'''o'''n''', also resembles ''marlin'', a type of fish.
** Shi'''zui''' = Sui (compound word for water)
* MrFanservice: Walks around with no shirt and is very fit and trim.
* NiceGuy: To the point he doesn't rejudge people no matter what stories he's heard.
* PrehistoricMonster: The first Pokémon he sends out is the prehistoric Carracosta.
** FossilRevival: Likely how he got it, same as other players.
* SeaMonster: In any challenge, his team is composed of ''sea''-dwelling Water-type monsters.
* SignatureMove: Scald.
* SpannerInTheWorks: When Hugh and the player are looking for a way into the Plasma Frigate after the 8th gym, Marlon almost instantly pushes down the drawbridge...because he thinks the player needs help, and walks away like nothing happened. He may have been oblivious to Team Plasma's entire plot, but he definitely played a decent part in their defeat.
* StoneWall: In both normal and challenge modes, Marlon's team is generally defense-oriented. He uses Scald often to inflict a burn to further reduce the damage you do to his Pokémon as well. His Carracosta subverts this, though, having the move Shell Smash, which lowers its Defenses but effectively doubles its Speed and offenses.
* SurferDude: His localized dialogue has shades of this.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: The "dark" part is somewhat subverted by his prominent tan lines and very pale feet.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Another Water-type Gym Leader averse to covering up.
* WalkingSwimsuitScene: His pants are part of a wet suit.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[StoneWall Jellicent]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Water-type specialist, of course.

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[[folder:Viola]]
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Santalune City Gym Leader --''The Camerawoman Who Never Lets a Single Smile Escape Her Focus''

-->''"Whether it's the tears of frustration that follow a loss or the blossoming of joy that comes with victory... They're both great subjects for my camera! Fantastic! This'll be just fantastic! Now come at me! My lens is always focused on victory—I won't let anything ruin this shot!"''

A photographer specializing in Bug-type Pokémon.
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* BareYourMidriff: A slim strip but it's there.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Notable for being both the first female Bug-type Gym Leader and specialist overall.
* BigOlEyebrows: A rare female example; she has very thick eyebrows.
* CameraFiend: She's a nature photographer, so of course she brings her camera everywhere with her.
* CatchPhrase: "Fantastic! Just fantastic!"
* MeaningfulName: "Viola" is the name of a genera of flowers and a butterfly.
* PoorPredictableRock: Makes an effort to defy it; her Surskit is part Water-type and knows both Bubble and Water Sport, so your Fennekin will not have as easy a time as you might hope. Played straight in that her other Pokémon, Vivillon, is a Flying-type, making them both fodder for Pikachu. And Water does not help to stop Flying-types either.
* RecurringElement: Despite her type specialty, she manages to invoke the "Fire-type starters are disadvantaged against the first gym" trend of most previous games by using Surskit (who is part [[MakingASplash Water]]) and Vivillon ([[HoistByHisOwnPetard who knows a move that counter Fire-type moves]]).
* ScunthorpeProblem: Due to the name censoring system in ''X and Y'', it's impossible to name yourself or a Pokémon after her.
* SignatureMove: Infestation, a move used by her Vivillon.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: As mentioned, she is the first female Bug-type Gym Leader.
* StealthPun: She's a photographer, aka a "shutterbug".
** She's a Bug-type trainer with caterpillar eyebrows.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[GlassCannon Vivillon.]]
* YoungestChildWins: The younger of two sisters, but she is a Gym Leader while Alexa works as a journalist. Though granted, it could simply be a different career choice.

[[/folder]] [[folder:Grant (Zakuro)]]
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Cyllage City Gym Leader --''The Wild Yet Cool and Collected Rock Climber''

-->''"I've been waiting in eager anticipation! What have I been waiting for? For a worthy challenger to appear! It's quite an achievement to have climbed all the way up here. Very impressive, actually! I have a feeling that our battle will turn out to be worth the wait! I hope you'll show me that your skill as a Trainer surpasses even mine."''

A rock climber who also specializes in other sports, specializing in Rock-types.
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* AnimeHair: Shaped like a rock-climbing wall.
* {{Bishonen}}: He's rather androgynous.
* ClimbingTheCliffsOfInsanity: His Gym, not level exaggerated of course.
* DishingOutDirt: The pose, the brown AnimeHair with [[GemEncrusted jewels]], the badge, and the fact he's a rock climber makes it obvious he's a Rock-type Gym Leader.
* ElementalHair: His brown AnimeHair seems to have stones embedded into it. He's a Rock-type user.
* InformedAbility: The only hints we know of his preference for sports are the Gym and his gear. He is apparently an ace cyclist given he finishes a race in first just before you arrived.
* JackOfAllTrades: As mentioned in his above description, he specializes in other sports.
* KnuckleCracking: He cracks his neck just before your battle with him starts. Though in this case it seems more like a way to loosen his muscles than to intimidate you.
* KryptoniteIsEverywhere: Zig-zagged this time. Sure Rock-types has got a lot of weaknesses, and there are lot more Pokémon that you could catch including those that have a type advantage. However, not all of the aforementioned Pokémon are necessarily effective against Grant.
* MeaningfulName:
** Grant is short for "Granite" as well as "Pomegranate", keeping the meaning his Japanese name had.
** Also looks like a ShoutOut to [[Film/JurassicPark another man named Grant who's dealt with dinosaurs]].
* PerpetualFrowner: In the artwork and game.
* SignatureMove: Rock Tomb.
* TheStoic: Unlike other leaders, again.
* WeaponOfChoice: Averted. He uses [[MightyGlacier both fossil lines from Kalos]], but they're the exact same Level, so neither can count as an "ace". However in the Battle Chateau he slightly leans to Tyrantrum, with Aurorus using more support moves while Tyrantrum is an all-out attacker. Also, in the anime, his Amaura is replaced with an Onix, but Tyrunt remains.

[[/folder]] [[folder:Korrina (Corni)]]
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Shalour City Gym Leader --''The Evolution Fighter!''

-->''"[[IncomingHam Time for Lady Korrina's big appearance!]]"''

A roller-skater girl, specializing in Fighting-types. She's also the Mega Evolution successor, and the one who gives you the Mega Ring.
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* AntiClimax: Either her Mega Lucario [[CurbStompBattle gets a lucky Critical Hit on yours thus decimating your first ever Mega Evolution battle, or you get the Critical Hit or spam the hell out of Power-Up Punch twice]].
* BadassAdorable: She's adorable alright, but she's a master Fighting-type trainer and commands ''Lucario''.
* BareFistedMonk: Fighting-type specialist.
* BoisterousBruiser: She is very chatty and energetic and will kick your ass while doing it.
* ChekhovsGunman: She is the third gym leader, but appears a few towns before you meet Grant, the 2nd Gym Leader.
* ClimaxBoss: Defeating her for the last time wraps up many of the plot threads in the early game.
* CripplingOverspecialization: Fighting type Pokémon are almost always at a disadvantage against Ghost types, but Korrina's have ''almost no'' defense against them (Almost all of her Pokémon's moves are Fighting or Normal, with the exception being Machoke's Rock Tomb ), which can lead to situations like [[http://youtu.be/TgLs2r8DlrE?t=5m24s these]].
* DemotedToExtra: She has quite the presence in the story... Until after your gym battle with her, after which she's content to just stay in her town the rest of the game, bar Battle Chateau rematches.
* DuelBoss: Atop the Tower of Mastery, she battles you in a one-on-one battle, your new Lucario versus hers.
* EdibleThemeNaming: Her Japanese name comes from "cornichon", the French word for "gherkin". This goes in hand with her grandfather's name: in English, it's Gurkinn, but in Japanese, it's Concombre, French for "cucumber".
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: She invokes this description of Power-Up Punch when she gives the [=TM=] to you.
* FriendlyRival: A first amongst Gym Leaders, she encounters you a few times during the beginning of your journey and you two have a series of battles up until you finally get access to Mega Evolution.
* TheGadfly: Downplayed. She indulges in screwing with the Player Character here and there such as jokingly overreacting about losing and saying she will resign as Gym Leader.
* GenkiGirl: She's rarely seen without a cheery smile, even if she holds two jobs as both a Gym Leader and the Mega Evolution Successor.
* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: Averted. She is shown wearing the safety headgear that is necessary for rollerblading.
* HiddenDepths: One wouldn't expect an energetic and feisty young girl to be an authority on the concept of Mega Evolutions.
* HotBlooded: One of her Lucario, the one that takes a liking to you, appears to be this towards the other one she has. She herself also fits this trope.
* ItWasAGift: Hands you one of her Lucario after beating her (or getting beaten) at the Tower of Mastery.
* MeaningfulName: Her name sounds like a combination of ''K.O.'',''combat'' and ''arena''".
* LargeHam: How does she make an entrance? She enters from above and shouts "Lady Korrina makes her big debut!" with the dialogue box indicating it was a large shout.
* LegacyCharacter: She is the descendant of the first trainer who performed the first ever Mega Evolution, with a Lucario no less.
* LittleMissBadass: She looks fairly young, but she is a Fighting-type Gym Leader and knows the Mega Evolution process.
* ModestyShorts: Wears black biker shorts under her skirt.
* PassionateSportsGirl: Is really into rollerskating, which is why her gym is designed like an obstacle course for someone who does it.
* PoorPredictableRock: Her Gym team cannot deal with Ghost-types, barring Rock Tomb on her Machoke. A Honedge can easily wall the whole team.
* PungeonMaster: She can't speak a sentence without making a roller-skating related pun. Especially how she can [[StealthPun roll with the punches]].
* RapunzelHair: Her hair is very long.
* RecurringBoss: She first fights you in a friendly spar a few towns before you reach her Gym, then you have the actual Gym battle, and ''then'' you fight her in a sort of Mega-Evolution tutorial battle in the Tower of Mastery. Not counting formal rematches or Cheren's CallBack team in Black 2/White 2, this marks the first time since Giovanni that a Gym Leader is fought more than once and outside their own gym.
* RollerbladeGood: Definitely qualifies for the "badass" part of the trope.
* SignatureMove: Power-Up Punch.
* ShipTease: With the player character of either gender.
* TomboyishPonytail: Wears one sticking out from her helmet.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[FragileSpeedster Hawlucha]] and Lucario. The former is the one that she uses in her Gym Battle. The latter only sees battle when you meet her in the town before her Gym, when she challenges you to a Mega Lucario duel at the top of the Tower of Mastery, and when you fight her as a Duke/Duchess at the Battle Chateau.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: After you beat her in the Gym battle, she mentions that you have to go to the Tower of Mastery to get the ring from her.

[[/folder]] [[folder: Ramos (Fukuji)]]
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Coumarine City Gym Leader --''The Old Growth is Still in Bloom!''

-->''"So what'd yeh think, whippersnapper? Did yeh enjoy the garden playground I made with all these sturdy plants o' mine? Their strength is a sign o' my strength as a gardener and a Gym Leader! Yeh sure yer up to facing all that?"''

An old gardener who specializes in Grass-types.
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* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: His beard looks like plant leaves.
* BadassBookworm: The room you battle him in within the gym appears to be his study.
* BadassGrandpa: He is rather old for a Gym Leader. It's also mentioned that he climbs up to his spot in the gym every day.
* BlushSticker: Has them in his art.
* CoolOldGuy: One of the oldest Gym Leaders seen, but it doesn't much slow him down.
* GreenThumb: Specializes in Grass-type Pokémon.
* LastNameBasis: Ramos is a common surname in Portuguese and Spanish, but never a given name.
* MeaningfulName: "Ramos" means "(plant) branches" in Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: He's comparatively small compared to the younger Gym Leaders.
* PoorPredictableRock: His gym is a breeze if you happened to choose Fennekin or Charmander, as none of his pokemon really have anyway to combat fire types (other than bulldoze on his Gogoat). Goes double for Charmander as it'll likely be evolved all the way into a Charizard (making it completely immune to Bulldoze) and both Mega Charizards are fully capable of sweeping his entire team with little effort.
* SignatureMove: Grass Knot.
* StealthPun: His gym is a Grass-type gym that has ropes, climbing poles and a slide; it is literally a ''jungle gym''.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[MightyGlacier Gogoat.]]
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Meet him again at the top of his gym post game, and he'll discuss AZ's fate. He thinks that he couldn't have lived with the guilt and punishment of being without his friend for over 3,000 years, like AZ has.

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[[folder:Clemont (Citron)]]
Lumiose City Gym Leader --''The Inventor Lighting Up the World''
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-->''"The future is now, thanks to science!"''

A GadgeteerGenius young boy who specializes in Electric-types.

For the anime version of Clemont, see Characters/PokemonXY.
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* {{Adorkable}}: His banter with his younger sister, Bonnie, suggests Clemont tries really hard to get people to take him seriously, but it doesn't work too well.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: His sister Bonnie, who keeps stealing his speeches during his Gym Battle.
* AwesomeBackpack: It has two robot arms extending from it.
* BunglingInventor: Heavily implied. One person from the central Pokémon Center mentions that while Clemont is an inspiration for inventors alike, most of his inventions don't work. After Shauna uses the Clemont's puzzle invention to unlock Team Flare's door, the device breaks down.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "The future is now!"
* ChekhovsGift: Shauna mentions early on Clemont made her a device that could solve any puzzle for her if frustrated when you reach Centrico Plaza the first time in X & Y. The device ends up being ''really important'' near the end of Team Flare's plot when a door needs to be hacked open.
* ElementalHair: Befitting his Electric-type specialty, his hair is spiky and blond.
* FashionableAsymmetry: The two arms coming out of his backpack seems designed for different purposes.
* ForScience: His motivation... SCIENCE!
* GadgeteerGenius: He designed the entire Prism Tower from top to bottom, the PSS and Super Training system and also enjoys inventing gizmos in his spare time. [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Samson Oak]] also implies that he was the one who invented the Rotom Dex.
* IdiotHair: Loosely shaped like a lightning bolt.
* ImprobableAge: He seems to be younger than Serena and Calem, and yet he's already into advanced cybernetics and designing enormous towers.
* LegacyCharacter: He keeps the obligatory Electric-type Gym Leader trend for each region. Johto lacks one as they have their Kanto neighbors with Lt. Surge.
* MeaningfulName: His Japanese name is Citron and his English name is C'''lemon'''t. Lemons and Citrus fruits can produce an electrical current. His English name also seems to come from inclement, which means stormy weather.
* MundaneUtility: If he decides to give you a Pearl String in the Battle Chateau, he mentions activating his gift-giving machine to do it.
* OddFriendship: Not exactly odd, but he and Bonnie are apparently really good friends with Shauna.
* OpaqueNerdGlasses: Fitting with his love of science.
* RecurringElement: A GadgeteerGenius Electric-type leader, one of the many returns to this generation.
* ShockAndAwe: His mechanical backpack, the inventor archetype, his lightning bolt-shaped IdiotHair, and the design of the badge he gives clearly point to his specialty of Electric-types.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: Not as short as Trevor, but still shorter than Calem/Serena.
* TheShortGuyWithGlasses: Wears glasses for this trope too.
* SignatureMove: Thunderbolt. His Emolga gets Volt Switch instead.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[FragileSpeedster Heliolisk]] is his strongest Pokémon.

[[/folder]] [[folder: Valerie (Mache)]]
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Laverre City Gym Leader --''The Maiden from a Land with History''

-->''"Oh, if it isn't a young Trainer... So you've flown all the way through my Gym, fluttering down to me on a fortunate wind. ...I hope your visit will prove entertaining to you. The elusive Fairy types may appear frail as a breeze and delicate as a bloom, but they are strong."''

A fashion designer originally hailing from Johto who specializes in Fairy-types.
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* AnimalMotifs: Her outfit has a clear butterfly motif.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: She can get easily distracted by stuff that glimmers, her badge being one.
* BadassAdorable: She's a beautiful and adorable young lady, as well as a Gym Leader who specializes in Fairy-type Pokémon.
* ButNotTooForeign: She is a fashion designer from the Johto region. Fitting, as the trainers in her gym are Furisode Girls, who are a MythologyGag in regards to the Kimono Girls from Johto.
* CallBack: Her gym has the same kind of teleporting puzzle as Sabrina's gym from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', and like the anime's version of Sabrina she's got a bit of a doll motif.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Gives off a rather strong vibe of being this. It also is even more so given she is from Johto, which is based off of [[TheIdiotFromOsaka Kansai]].
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Mentions that she's always wanted to ''be'' a Pokémon. Given the sewing machine found in her gym, her follower's obsession for fashion, and the fact that she kinda looks like a Fairy-type Pokémon, it is reasonable to assume that she's into MoeAnthropomorphism.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Valerie is an adherent of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolita_fashion#Wa_Lolita Wa Lolita]] [[https://www.google.com/search?q=wa+lolita&espv=210&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=LRjVUtOpBJOEoQTDjIHgAg&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=784&bih=771 fashion]], an offshoot of Lolita subculture that combines dark Victorian aesthetics with traditional Japanese kimonos.
* ExoticEyeDesigns: Her eyes have an other worldly appearance compared to the other gym leaders.
* TheFashionista: She is a fashion designer from Johto. Given all of the trainers have unique outfits, the dollhouse shows some sewing equipment, and that Laverre City houses a Boutique, it's far from an InformedAbility.
* HandHidingSleeves: Her outfit's sleeves (which she most likely made herself) are wing-shaped and huge (The reason her picture is cut off is because ''her sleeves broke the image width limit''). Her character model actually takes up the width of about 2 or 3 people due to them. You can actually talk to her by pressing A while facing her sleeves instead of Valerie herself.
* MeaningfulName: Rhymes with ''fairy'' and possibly derives from "valor". It ties into her Japanese name, which is the French term for ''Valerianella locusta'', the corn salad or [[FairyTale rapunzel]] plant.
* MonochromaticEyes: Her eyes show no pupil and almost no sclera, playing with this trope in order to invoke the [[AnimalMotifs butterfly motif]].
* MythologyGag:
** As the sixth gym leader specializing in a new type introduced during that generation, players might get reminded of Jasmine. Coincidentally, both of their aces are new evolutions of a Generation I Pokémon.
** All Trainers in her Gym are Furisode Girls—a throwback to the Kimono Girls, the iconic Trainer class that's exclusive to Valerie's home region Johto.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Those aforementioned eyes are unique to her and the Fairy Tale Girls.
* OfCorsetsSexy: She wears it on top of her dress though.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Specializes in Fairy-types.
** TheFairFolk: She's a Fairy-type trainer, and one of the hallmarks of TheFairFolk was their [[InhumanlyBeautifulRace impossible beauty]], which often distracted people from their [[RedRightHand more "off" characteristics]] -- in this case, her rather unnerving eyes.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Gives off this vibe. Strongly.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Though for some reason she's ''also'' wearing [[ZettaiRyouiki thigh-high stockings]]
* PurpleEyes: A Gray-Indigo shade to be specific. Fitting for a the first Gym Leader Specialist of the Fairy-type.
* RapunzelHair: Her hair goes down up to her knees.
* SignatureMove: Dazzling Gleam, though only her Mr. Mime and Sylveon know it, leaving Mawile with Play Rough.
* SilkHidingSteel:
** She describes Fairy-type Pokémon to be this. Considering their type advantages, she is right.
-->''The elusive Fairy types may appear frail as a breeze and delicate as a bloom, but they are strong.''
** She may qualify as well. It's stated in-game that that PimpedOutDress of hers weighs ''thirty pounds''.
* ShipTease: She's captivated with the player character again of either gender.
* ToyTime: Her Gym invokes this with its dollhouse-like design.
* UncattyResemblance: Her sleeves and eyes bring Audino to mind, though it doesn't gain the Fairy-type until ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'' through Mega Evolution.
* VagueAge: While she is obviously young, it is pretty hard to tell whether she's a teenager or a young woman.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[MightyGlacier Sylveon.]]
* [[ManChild Woman Child]]: Her Gym is literally a dollhouse and she tells you she wants to be a Pokémon. Add that to the seeming lack of maturity, and she's this.

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[[folder: Olympia (Gojika)]]
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Anistar City Gym Leader --''The Person Who Makes Paths with Starlight''

-->''"A ritual to decide your fate and future. The battle begins!"''

A mysterious woman who specializes in Psychic-types.
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Dark-skinned but no clear nationality, putting aside ''Pokémon'''s geography.
* AnimeHair: The most glaring example out of the Kalos Gym Leaders.
* BadassCape: A long and flowing cape whose interior side [[CelestialBody looks like a galaxy]].
* CrystalBall: The shape of her Badge invokes this trope.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: She warns the player about a power that awakens and voices of woe in the near future. Not long after the player has left the Gym, [[spoiler:the BigBad [[DoNotAdjustYourSet appears on everyone's Holo Caster]] announcing his plan to awaken the version's legendary and activate the ultimate weapon that will kill everyone who's not part of Team Flare.]]
* GravityMaster: She's managed to make the platforms of her gym follow a metaphysical small, spherical structure through cosmic manipulation, not all that different to the localised points of gravity in the Distortion World. This is implied to have a couple more purposes in relation to her psychic powers - according to Gym Freaks a low-gravity environment stimulates psionics.
* {{Haiku}}: She all but speaks in haiku the whole time. Especially notable in the Japanese version.
* MeaningfulName: It comes from Olympus, the home of the gods in Myth/ClassicalMythology, relating to the Psychic-type's mystical and mysterious nature.
* PowerFloats: She's able to use her PsychicPowers to levitate.
* PerpetualSmiler: The only expression she seems to have is a serene smile.
* PsychicPowers: Both in type preference and being a ''really'' strong one to boot.
* RealityWarper: Heavily implied. The entire plane of her Gym gets warped the moment you enter and is held there by the absorbing the cosmos, implying it is Olympia's doing. If that's the case, she could give Sabrina a ''real'' run for her money.
* ScrewDestiny: Although she does have the power to see into the future, this is the advice she gives to the player. "Create your own path. Let nothing get in your way. Your fate, your future."
* [[{{Seers}} Seer]]: She's demonstrated a level of clairvoyance.
* SerialEscalation: She's the seventh Leader, but her team's levels are ''higher'' than those of the ''eighth and final'' Leader in Johto, Hoenn and Unova [[note]]in ''Black and White'', but in ''Black 2 and White 2'' her levels are on par with Drayden, the seventh Gym Leader[[/note]] and almost on par with the eighth and final of Kanto and Sinnoh. From a non-battle standpoint, Sabrina's psychic abilities pale in comparison to the things she has displayed.
* SignatureMove: Calm Mind, which in her Gym Battle, is known by two of her three Pokémon.
* StarSpangledSpandex: Not the spandex, but the inside of her cape, which looks like the night sky or the universe.
* {{Teleportation}}: After you defeat her, she offers to teleport you to the entrance of the Gym as a short-cut.
* TerseTalker: She speaks in as few words as possible, mostly because her dialogue is almost entirely in {{Haiku}}.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[JackOfAllStats Female Meowstic.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Dark Purple Hair to go with her Psychic theme.

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[[folder: Wulfric (Urup)]]
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Snowbelle City Gym Leader --''Tough as an Iceberg, Hot as a Furnace''

-->''"Y'know what? Ice is both extremely hard and terribly fragile at the same time. You know what that means? Depending on which Pokémon you choose and what moves they use, I could be your most challenging opponent yet or I could be a total pushover. But that's all right. That's how it should be! Anyway, enough of my rambling! Let's get this show on the road!"''

An old man who specializes in Ice-type Pokémon.
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* AwesomeMccoolName: His name is ''Wulfric'' for crying out loud.
* BadassGrandpa: He's old but he's still awesome.
* BadassMustache: Forms vaguely icicle-like shapes, or perhaps the tusks of a walrus.
* BigFun: The guy has a big gut, but an even bigger heart.
* CavalierCompetitor: When you talk to him in the Battle Chateau, he basically tells you the reason he does Pokémon Battles is simply because he enjoys it.
* CatchPhrase: "You know what?"
* CoatCape: A heavy blue coat tied around his neck.
* '''[[IncrediblyLamePun Cool]]''' [[CoolOldGuy Old Guy]]: When you first meet him, he is visiting some Pokémon that were supposedly mistreated in the past and recognizes the player's bond with their mons. He acts as a kindly uncle of sorts, bidding the player a formal good luck as they head off for the Pokémon League. He also casually comments that the battle will be easy or hard depending on what Pokémon you brought, lampshading how some players tailor their teams to beat specific leaders, as well as the Ice-type's offensive and defensive matchups.
* FatAndProud: He doesn't mention it in any dialogue but he does give his gut a good hearty smack before battling you.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: He is one of the curators of the Pokémon Village, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a village]] filled with Pokémon who were abandoned or mistreated.
* GentleGiant: He takes care of mistreated Pokémon. Coupled with his size, he's a giant teddy bear. He takes up ''three horizontal/vertical tiles'' in his overworld model, just like Valerie. You can speak to him standing in front of any of those tiles.
* HotBlooded: He is far more emotional than [[TheStoic Brycen]] is, but isn't quite on Candice's level.
* HiddenDepths: He apparently is a fan of the [[PokemonBlackAndWhite2 Brycen-man movies]], according to the In-universe TV show about Gym Leaders.
* AnIcePerson: An Ice-type specialist. He even points out that the type can go from MightyGlacier to GlassCannon depending on their opponents, as well as their good offensive abilities and multiple defensive weaknesses!
* LampshadeHanging: His comment that he will either be one of the hardest opponents you will face or a complete pushover. Not only does this refer to players who bring types strong against Ice, but also the fact that Ice is a great attacking type but has several defensive weaknesses, and ''also'' to the fact that his strongest Pokémon, Avalugg, has extremely high defense but virtually no special defense, while his Cryogonal's stats are the reverse.
* MeaningfulName: Wul'''fric'''= frigid
* PapaWolf: He cares for the abused and abandoned Pokemon at the Pokemon Village
* SerialEscalation: His team is in the mid-high ''50's'', making him the highest level Gym Leader you can battle pre-Champion. In particular, his Avalugg is level '''''59''''', making it the highest-level Pokémon used by any Gym Leader. To put that in perspective, that level is higher than ''Steven Stone, Wallace, and Iris' highest-leveled Pokémon'', and is on par with the ''lowest-leveled'' Pokémon of Blue and Cynthia!
* SleevesAreForWimps: Especially remarkable considering his [[AnIcePerson type of choice]].
* SignatureMove: Ice Beam, known by his Abomasnow and Cryogonal.
* StoneWall: His strategy is to pair up the physical wall Avalugg with the special wall Cyrogonal.
* StoutStrength: The anime shows him as being able to lift Bergmite, which weigh 219.4 lbs (99.5 kg), with one hand. As well as able to partially lift an Avalugg, which weighs '''1113.3 lbs''' ('''505.0 kg''')!
* WeaponOfChoice: [[MightyGlacier Avalugg.]]

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** She has a Golduck in the Johto games and their remakes, referring to her anime counterpart's association with Psyduck before Togepi is introduced.

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** She has a Golduck in the Johto games and their remakes, remakes and a Psyduck in ''Stadium'', referring to her anime counterpart's association with Psyduck before Togepi is introduced.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He comes off as pushy and lazy at first when he sends you and Cheren to stop Team Plasma in his town without offering to help himself, but he turns out to be a good guy. He even leads the gym leader charge at N's Castle.
* MatryoshkaObject: Subverted; someone who saw Clay take his hat off thought he was wearing a second hat underneath his first hat, but it's pointed out it was likely just his hair.
* MeaningfulName:
** '''Clay''' is, well... clay.
** Ya'''con''' = "Kon" is the Japanese reading of the character "Kun", which is the trigram in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Ching I Ching]] which represents earth.
* NiceHat: A cowboy hat, to be precise.
* NonIdleRich: He is one of the richest people in the history of the Pokémon games so far, and ''still'' runs a gym.
* SelfMadeMan: He even waits for trainers at the bottom of his Gym/mine as a symbolic reminder of how he [[RagsToRiches started out with nothing.]]
* SignatureMove: Bulldoze.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[LightningBruiser Excadrill]], fitting his occupation.

[[/folder]] [[folder:Skyla (Fuuro)]]
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Mistralton City Gym Leader--''The High-Flying Girl''
->Voiced by (in Anime/PokemonGenerations): Noriko Shibasaki (Japanese)

-->''"Hee-hee! I've been waiting for you. You're a tough Trainer who can face the wind and not get blown off your feet! I'm kinda excited about this battle! Why don't you and I have some fun?"''

A pilot who specializes in Flying-types.
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* AcePilot: She'd better be; it's her occupation. One NPC mentions her grandfather was an AcePilot too.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Her team in [=B2W2=] consists of '''S'''woobat, '''S'''karmory, and '''S'''wanna. In Challenge Mode, she also has '''S'''igilyph. Bonus points for her name. It's worth noting that this is only in the English version and thus a coincidence, as the Japanese version has no such connection.
* BareYourMidriff: Her outfit shows off her stomach a lot.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: And not just for her strength; the way she's designed her ''gym'' will take you out!
* BlowYouAway: Flying-type specialist.
* BoobsOfSteel: She's the strongest female Gym Leader in Unova (except in ''White''), and she is stacked. It's debatable in the first games in relation to Lenora, but no question about it in the sequels.
* ElementalHair: In a way. Its shape brings to mind an airplane propeller.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Her hair clip and band around her right leg.
* GenkiGirl: Just look at her official art.
* HairDecorations: Her flower clip, which can also be seen as propellers. It goes with her plane theme.
* UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns: Uses the feminine "''atashi''".
* MeaningfulName:
** '''Sky'''la.
** '''Fuu'''ro = Fuu (Compound word for "wind")
* MsFanservice: A busty redhead who wears skintight pilot gear that show her curves, midriff and bare legs, while using the pilot suspenders to highlight them even more, starts the battle in BoobsAndButtPose, and has a subtext-laden friendship with fellow MsFanservice Elesa. Skyla may just be the most sexually gratuitous Gym Leader of them all.
* NiceGirl: A very noticeable characteristic of hers. Plus she has a Swoobat that evolves through happiness.
* SignatureMove: Acrobatics.
* [[StraightManAndWiseGuy Straight Girl and Wise Woman]]: The Straight Girl to Elesa's Wise Woman.
* UncattyResemblance: Skyla is compared to [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Sylveon]] right after its announcement. Because of this said Pokémon is often speculated as a Flying-type Eeveelution before the new Fairy-type is revealed.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[FragileSpeedster Swanna.]] is her trademark team ace.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Wears ''very'' short shorts with suspenders.
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Uses a lot of bird-based Pokémon.

[[/folder]] [[folder:Brycen (Hachiku)]]
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Icirrus City Gym Leader (''Black and White'')--''Ice Mask''

-->''"You appear ready to face a battle. Bring it!"''

A former movie star who specializes in Ice-types.
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* BearsAreBadNews: Beartic.
* BreakTheHaughty: Implied with in his past as a movie star. In the Memory Link, he mentions how he used to think he could perform any action scene and felt like nothing could stop him prior to getting injured.
* BonusBoss: Though he has retired from being a Gym Leader in Black 2 and White 2, he is present in the World Tournament.
* CoolMask: Wears a domino mash over his eyes.
* ElementalHair: His hairstyle is a smooth, pale blue, befitting his type specialty.
* FashionableAsymmetry: He's wearing what looks like half a robe.
* AnIcePerson: Ice-type specialist.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: In the Brycenman movies the title character is AffablyEvil and uses [[CastingAShadow Dark-types]]. Brycen himself may be TheStoic, but he's also a Gym Leader, which in the video games at least are almost all considered good people.
* MeaningfulName: Br'''yce'''n.
** '''Hachi'''ku rhymes with '''kachi''', which when doubled up (kachikachi) serves as an onomatopoeia for something freezing solid.
* MythologyGag: In ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''[='=] third arc, the main villain was [[spoiler:Pryce, the Johto Ice Gym Leader, using the alternate identity of]] the "Mask of Ice." [[MeanCharacterNiceActor Brycenman's]] (English) trainer title is "The Masked Man", which was the name The Mask of Ice went by in one of the manga's (also English) translations. His English name is also very similar to Pryce's.
* NoodleIncident: The events surrounding about the injury that made him retire from acting the first time around.
* PsychicRadar: He senses the presence of the Shadow Triad before they even appear.
* RecurringElement: He is the ''third'' seventh Gym Leader who specializes in Ice-type Pokémon, before returning to his acting career in the sequels.
* RetiredBadass: Inverted; he's a retired movie star who became a Gym Leader, so he only became truly badass after retirement. Played straight in the sequel when he gives up the Gym Leader position to return to film but remains a powerful trainer.
* SlasherSmile: He plays a villain in a Pokéstar Studios movie, sporting one of these.
* TheStoic: WordOfGod says he's like this because he used to be a movie star, and went into depression after his career ended. He then went to an icy cave alone to train and become more knowledgeable, and feels he must keep his identity a secret.
* SignatureMove: Frost Breath.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Partial example--his outfit bares the entire right half of his chest.
* WarriorMonk: He retired from acting when he was injured, and found a new path in training Pokémon and receiving comfort and purpose from them.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[MightyGlacier Beartic]] in Black and White. [[GlassCannon Cryogonal]] in the sequels during the Pokémon World Tournament. [[CastingAShadow Zoro]][[GlassCannon ark]] in Pokestar Studios as Brycen-Man.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: A light blue hair for his Ice-type speciality.

[[/folder]] [[folder:Iris]]

Opelucid City Gym Leader (''White'')--''The Girl Who Knows the Hearts of Dragons''

For information on Iris, check the Characters/PokemonChampions page, as well as the Characters/PokemonBestWishes page for her animated incarnation.

[[/folder]] [[folder:Drayden (Shaga)]]
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Opelucid City Gym Leader (''Black, Black 2, and White 2'')--''The Spartan Mayor''
->Voiced by (in Anime/PokemonGenerations): Creator/MasamiIwasaki (Japanese), Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (English)

-->''"As the mayor, I've given everything to developing the city. As a Trainer, I've simply been pursuing greater strength. But what I'm searching for now is a young Trainer who can show me a bright future. Perhaps you can show me that future, the way Iris has?"''

The mayor of Opelucid City, who specializes in Dragon-types.
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He is the mayor of Opelucid City, and the eighth Gym Leader in Black. Even though he is the seventh in the sequels, he still poses a hefty challenge, even compared to Marlon.
* BadassBeard: So badass it covers the entire bottom half of his face, and sort of resembles the lower jaw of a dragon. Heck, it's even been compared to the metal jaw of [[WorldOfWarcraft Neltharion (Deathwing)]], which is also jagged along the top and juts out in the bottom-front.
* BadassGrandpa: Iris outright refers to him as her "Grandpa" in Black 2 and White 2. So badass in fact, Bianca mentions that he ''wrestles'' with his own Pokémon. To toughen ''them'' up. And his Pokémon are fully evolved and fully fledged ''dragons''
* GentlemanAndAScholar: He studied abroad to learn more about Dragon-types, but is still quite the gentleman.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Dragon-type specialist.
* MeaningfulName: '''Dra'''yd'''en''' resembles dragon.
* PurelyAestheticGender: The only real difference between him and Iris in battle is that his Pokémon are male; they're the same species and have the same moves. Their Druddigon's abilities are different, too; his has Rough Skin, which could be a nasty surprise.
* RedBaron: Spartan Mayor.
* RetiredBadass: In White, he's stepped down as Gym Leader.
* SignatureMove: Dragon Tail.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: In the first Black version, his Haxorus is underleveled. This can also apply in Black or White 2 under Easy Mode.
* ThemeNaming: In the Japanese version, his name is Japanese for "iris," complementing... Well, Iris.
* UltimateAuthorityMayor: He's the effective ruler of Opelucid.
* TheUnfought: In ''White'', where Iris is the 8th Gym Leader.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[GlassCannon Haxorus.]]

[[/folder]] [[folder:Marlon (Shizui)]]
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Humilau City Gym Leader (''Black 2 and White 2'')-- ''A Bigger Splash Than the Sea!''

-->''"You look strong! Shoots! Let's start!"''

A swimmer specializing in Water-type Pokémon.
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* {{Adorkable}}: Holy god.
* AnimeHair: It sticks up out of the water while he's swimming.
** AnimalMotifs: It resembles a shark fin when it does this, fitting him being a Water Gym Leader.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: He has no nipples.
* BigBrotherMentor: He's described to be like this to the protagonist.
* BrilliantButLazy: Much like Cynthia, he leaves the fighting of the evil team to you. In Marlon's case though, it's because he isn't aware of Team Plasma's history and doesn't instantly accept they're evil in spite of what he's heard about them, to the point it seems someone tossed him an IdiotBall to keep him from getting involved.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: According to the ''Nation Gymquirer'', the guy can swim so fast he can shoot out from under the surface and into the air. An NPC gossips that he can swim nonstop for seven days and seven nights.
** BrickJoke: He apparently does exactly that to get to the gangplank of the Plasma Frigate.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He is ''incredibly'' laid-back to the point he is almost entirely detached from reality -- he runs off for a swim immediately after losing to you, claims that "the ocean accepts all rivers" as the reason why he doesn't see fighting Team Plasma as a big deal, and says that just because Team Plasma is ''flying their airship around Unova using their ice cannon to freeze over cities'', doesn't mean he's gonna immediately accept that they're evil without thinking about it.
* ElementalHair: Dark blue and shaped like a fin. He uses Water-types.
* ElementalEyeColors: His blue eyes are fitting for a Water-type expert.
* IconicOutfit: His TanLines.
* JumpScare: Unintentionally does one by blasting himself out of the Humilau sea to introduce himself to the players.
* MakingASplash: One of two, the other being [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Cress.]]
* MeaningfulName: ''Mare'' is Latin for sea, used as a root in words like marine and maritime. His name, '''Marl'''o'''n''', also resembles ''marlin'', a type of fish.
** Shi'''zui''' = Sui (compound word for water)
* MrFanservice: Walks around with no shirt and is very fit and trim.
* NiceGuy: To the point he doesn't rejudge people no matter what stories he's heard.
* PrehistoricMonster: The first Pokémon he sends out is the prehistoric Carracosta.
** FossilRevival: Likely how he got it, same as other players.
* SeaMonster: In any challenge, his team is composed of ''sea''-dwelling Water-type monsters.
* SignatureMove: Scald.
* SpannerInTheWorks: When Hugh and the player are looking for a way into the Plasma Frigate after the 8th gym, Marlon almost instantly pushes down the drawbridge...because he thinks the player needs help, and walks away like nothing happened. He may have been oblivious to Team Plasma's entire plot, but he definitely played a decent part in their defeat.
* StoneWall: In both normal and challenge modes, Marlon's team is generally defense-oriented. He uses Scald often to inflict a burn to further reduce the damage you do to his Pokémon as well. His Carracosta subverts this, though, having the move Shell Smash, which lowers its Defenses but effectively doubles its Speed and offenses.
* SurferDude: His localized dialogue has shades of this.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: The "dark" part is somewhat subverted by his prominent tan lines and very pale feet.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Another Water-type Gym Leader averse to covering up.
* WalkingSwimsuitScene: His pants are part of a wet suit.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[StoneWall Jellicent]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Water-type specialist, of course.

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!Kalos Leaders

[[folder:Viola]]
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Santalune City Gym Leader --''The Camerawoman Who Never Lets a Single Smile Escape Her Focus''

-->''"Whether it's the tears of frustration that follow a loss or the blossoming of joy that comes with victory... They're both great subjects for my camera! Fantastic! This'll be just fantastic! Now come at me! My lens is always focused on victory—I won't let anything ruin this shot!"''

A photographer specializing in Bug-type Pokémon.
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* BareYourMidriff: A slim strip but it's there.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Notable for being both the first female Bug-type Gym Leader and specialist overall.
* BigOlEyebrows: A rare female example; she has very thick eyebrows.
* CameraFiend: She's a nature photographer, so of course she brings her camera everywhere with her.
* CatchPhrase: "Fantastic! Just fantastic!"
* MeaningfulName: "Viola" is the name of a genera of flowers and a butterfly.
* PoorPredictableRock: Makes an effort to defy it; her Surskit is part Water-type and knows both Bubble and Water Sport, so your Fennekin will not have as easy a time as you might hope. Played straight in that her other Pokémon, Vivillon, is a Flying-type, making them both fodder for Pikachu. And Water does not help to stop Flying-types either.
* RecurringElement: Despite her type specialty, she manages to invoke the "Fire-type starters are disadvantaged against the first gym" trend of most previous games by using Surskit (who is part [[MakingASplash Water]]) and Vivillon ([[HoistByHisOwnPetard who knows a move that counter Fire-type moves]]).
* ScunthorpeProblem: Due to the name censoring system in ''X and Y'', it's impossible to name yourself or a Pokémon after her.
* SignatureMove: Infestation, a move used by her Vivillon.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: As mentioned, she is the first female Bug-type Gym Leader.
* StealthPun: She's a photographer, aka a "shutterbug".
** She's a Bug-type trainer with caterpillar eyebrows.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[GlassCannon Vivillon.]]
* YoungestChildWins: The younger of two sisters, but she is a Gym Leader while Alexa works as a journalist. Though granted, it could simply be a different career choice.

[[/folder]] [[folder:Grant (Zakuro)]]
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Cyllage City Gym Leader --''The Wild Yet Cool and Collected Rock Climber''

-->''"I've been waiting in eager anticipation! What have I been waiting for? For a worthy challenger to appear! It's quite an achievement to have climbed all the way up here. Very impressive, actually! I have a feeling that our battle will turn out to be worth the wait! I hope you'll show me that your skill as a Trainer surpasses even mine."''

A rock climber who also specializes in other sports, specializing in Rock-types.
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* AnimeHair: Shaped like a rock-climbing wall.
* {{Bishonen}}: He's rather androgynous.
* ClimbingTheCliffsOfInsanity: His Gym, not level exaggerated of course.
* DishingOutDirt: The pose, the brown AnimeHair with [[GemEncrusted jewels]], the badge, and the fact he's a rock climber makes it obvious he's a Rock-type Gym Leader.
* ElementalHair: His brown AnimeHair seems to have stones embedded into it. He's a Rock-type user.
* InformedAbility: The only hints we know of his preference for sports are the Gym and his gear. He is apparently an ace cyclist given he finishes a race in first just before you arrived.
* JackOfAllTrades: As mentioned in his above description, he specializes in other sports.
* KnuckleCracking: He cracks his neck just before your battle with him starts. Though in this case it seems more like a way to loosen his muscles than to intimidate you.
* KryptoniteIsEverywhere: Zig-zagged this time. Sure Rock-types has got a lot of weaknesses, and there are lot more Pokémon that you could catch including those that have a type advantage. However, not all of the aforementioned Pokémon are necessarily effective against Grant.
* MeaningfulName:
** Grant is short for "Granite" as well as "Pomegranate", keeping the meaning his Japanese name had.
** Also looks like a ShoutOut to [[Film/JurassicPark another man named Grant who's dealt with dinosaurs]].
* PerpetualFrowner: In the artwork and game.
* SignatureMove: Rock Tomb.
* TheStoic: Unlike other leaders, again.
* WeaponOfChoice: Averted. He uses [[MightyGlacier both fossil lines from Kalos]], but they're the exact same Level, so neither can count as an "ace". However in the Battle Chateau he slightly leans to Tyrantrum, with Aurorus using more support moves while Tyrantrum is an all-out attacker. Also, in the anime, his Amaura is replaced with an Onix, but Tyrunt remains.

[[/folder]] [[folder:Korrina (Corni)]]
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Shalour City Gym Leader --''The Evolution Fighter!''

-->''"[[IncomingHam Time for Lady Korrina's big appearance!]]"''

A roller-skater girl, specializing in Fighting-types. She's also the Mega Evolution successor, and the one who gives you the Mega Ring.
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* AntiClimax: Either her Mega Lucario [[CurbStompBattle gets a lucky Critical Hit on yours thus decimating your first ever Mega Evolution battle, or you get the Critical Hit or spam the hell out of Power-Up Punch twice]].
* BadassAdorable: She's adorable alright, but she's a master Fighting-type trainer and commands ''Lucario''.
* BareFistedMonk: Fighting-type specialist.
* BoisterousBruiser: She is very chatty and energetic and will kick your ass while doing it.
* ChekhovsGunman: She is the third gym leader, but appears a few towns before you meet Grant, the 2nd Gym Leader.
* ClimaxBoss: Defeating her for the last time wraps up many of the plot threads in the early game.
* CripplingOverspecialization: Fighting type Pokémon are almost always at a disadvantage against Ghost types, but Korrina's have ''almost no'' defense against them (Almost all of her Pokémon's moves are Fighting or Normal, with the exception being Machoke's Rock Tomb ), which can lead to situations like [[http://youtu.be/TgLs2r8DlrE?t=5m24s these]].
* DemotedToExtra: She has quite the presence in the story... Until after your gym battle with her, after which she's content to just stay in her town the rest of the game, bar Battle Chateau rematches.
* DuelBoss: Atop the Tower of Mastery, she battles you in a one-on-one battle, your new Lucario versus hers.
* EdibleThemeNaming: Her Japanese name comes from "cornichon", the French word for "gherkin". This goes in hand with her grandfather's name: in English, it's Gurkinn, but in Japanese, it's Concombre, French for "cucumber".
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: She invokes this description of Power-Up Punch when she gives the [=TM=] to you.
* FriendlyRival: A first amongst Gym Leaders, she encounters you a few times during the beginning of your journey and you two have a series of battles up until you finally get access to Mega Evolution.
* TheGadfly: Downplayed. She indulges in screwing with the Player Character here and there such as jokingly overreacting about losing and saying she will resign as Gym Leader.
* GenkiGirl: She's rarely seen without a cheery smile, even if she holds two jobs as both a Gym Leader and the Mega Evolution Successor.
* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: Averted. She is shown wearing the safety headgear that is necessary for rollerblading.
* HiddenDepths: One wouldn't expect an energetic and feisty young girl to be an authority on the concept of Mega Evolutions.
* HotBlooded: One of her Lucario, the one that takes a liking to you, appears to be this towards the other one she has. She herself also fits this trope.
* ItWasAGift: Hands you one of her Lucario after beating her (or getting beaten) at the Tower of Mastery.
* MeaningfulName: Her name sounds like a combination of ''K.O.'',''combat'' and ''arena''".
* LargeHam: How does she make an entrance? She enters from above and shouts "Lady Korrina makes her big debut!" with the dialogue box indicating it was a large shout.
* LegacyCharacter: She is the descendant of the first trainer who performed the first ever Mega Evolution, with a Lucario no less.
* LittleMissBadass: She looks fairly young, but she is a Fighting-type Gym Leader and knows the Mega Evolution process.
* ModestyShorts: Wears black biker shorts under her skirt.
* PassionateSportsGirl: Is really into rollerskating, which is why her gym is designed like an obstacle course for someone who does it.
* PoorPredictableRock: Her Gym team cannot deal with Ghost-types, barring Rock Tomb on her Machoke. A Honedge can easily wall the whole team.
* PungeonMaster: She can't speak a sentence without making a roller-skating related pun. Especially how she can [[StealthPun roll with the punches]].
* RapunzelHair: Her hair is very long.
* RecurringBoss: She first fights you in a friendly spar a few towns before you reach her Gym, then you have the actual Gym battle, and ''then'' you fight her in a sort of Mega-Evolution tutorial battle in the Tower of Mastery. Not counting formal rematches or Cheren's CallBack team in Black 2/White 2, this marks the first time since Giovanni that a Gym Leader is fought more than once and outside their own gym.
* RollerbladeGood: Definitely qualifies for the "badass" part of the trope.
* SignatureMove: Power-Up Punch.
* ShipTease: With the player character of either gender.
* TomboyishPonytail: Wears one sticking out from her helmet.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[FragileSpeedster Hawlucha]] and Lucario. The former is the one that she uses in her Gym Battle. The latter only sees battle when you meet her in the town before her Gym, when she challenges you to a Mega Lucario duel at the top of the Tower of Mastery, and when you fight her as a Duke/Duchess at the Battle Chateau.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: After you beat her in the Gym battle, she mentions that you have to go to the Tower of Mastery to get the ring from her.

[[/folder]] [[folder: Ramos (Fukuji)]]
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Coumarine City Gym Leader --''The Old Growth is Still in Bloom!''

-->''"So what'd yeh think, whippersnapper? Did yeh enjoy the garden playground I made with all these sturdy plants o' mine? Their strength is a sign o' my strength as a gardener and a Gym Leader! Yeh sure yer up to facing all that?"''

An old gardener who specializes in Grass-types.
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* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: His beard looks like plant leaves.
* BadassBookworm: The room you battle him in within the gym appears to be his study.
* BadassGrandpa: He is rather old for a Gym Leader. It's also mentioned that he climbs up to his spot in the gym every day.
* BlushSticker: Has them in his art.
* CoolOldGuy: One of the oldest Gym Leaders seen, but it doesn't much slow him down.
* GreenThumb: Specializes in Grass-type Pokémon.
* LastNameBasis: Ramos is a common surname in Portuguese and Spanish, but never a given name.
* MeaningfulName: "Ramos" means "(plant) branches" in Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: He's comparatively small compared to the younger Gym Leaders.
* PoorPredictableRock: His gym is a breeze if you happened to choose Fennekin or Charmander, as none of his pokemon really have anyway to combat fire types (other than bulldoze on his Gogoat). Goes double for Charmander as it'll likely be evolved all the way into a Charizard (making it completely immune to Bulldoze) and both Mega Charizards are fully capable of sweeping his entire team with little effort.
* SignatureMove: Grass Knot.
* StealthPun: His gym is a Grass-type gym that has ropes, climbing poles and a slide; it is literally a ''jungle gym''.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[MightyGlacier Gogoat.]]
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Meet him again at the top of his gym post game, and he'll discuss AZ's fate. He thinks that he couldn't have lived with the guilt and punishment of being without his friend for over 3,000 years, like AZ has.

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[[folder:Clemont (Citron)]]
Lumiose City Gym Leader --''The Inventor Lighting Up the World''
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-->''"The future is now, thanks to science!"''

A GadgeteerGenius young boy who specializes in Electric-types.

For the anime version of Clemont, see Characters/PokemonXY.
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* {{Adorkable}}: His banter with his younger sister, Bonnie, suggests Clemont tries really hard to get people to take him seriously, but it doesn't work too well.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: His sister Bonnie, who keeps stealing his speeches during his Gym Battle.
* AwesomeBackpack: It has two robot arms extending from it.
* BunglingInventor: Heavily implied. One person from the central Pokémon Center mentions that while Clemont is an inspiration for inventors alike, most of his inventions don't work. After Shauna uses the Clemont's puzzle invention to unlock Team Flare's door, the device breaks down.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "The future is now!"
* ChekhovsGift: Shauna mentions early on Clemont made her a device that could solve any puzzle for her if frustrated when you reach Centrico Plaza the first time in X & Y. The device ends up being ''really important'' near the end of Team Flare's plot when a door needs to be hacked open.
* ElementalHair: Befitting his Electric-type specialty, his hair is spiky and blond.
* FashionableAsymmetry: The two arms coming out of his backpack seems designed for different purposes.
* ForScience: His motivation... SCIENCE!
* GadgeteerGenius: He designed the entire Prism Tower from top to bottom, the PSS and Super Training system and also enjoys inventing gizmos in his spare time. [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Samson Oak]] also implies that he was the one who invented the Rotom Dex.
* IdiotHair: Loosely shaped like a lightning bolt.
* ImprobableAge: He seems to be younger than Serena and Calem, and yet he's already into advanced cybernetics and designing enormous towers.
* LegacyCharacter: He keeps the obligatory Electric-type Gym Leader trend for each region. Johto lacks one as they have their Kanto neighbors with Lt. Surge.
* MeaningfulName: His Japanese name is Citron and his English name is C'''lemon'''t. Lemons and Citrus fruits can produce an electrical current. His English name also seems to come from inclement, which means stormy weather.
* MundaneUtility: If he decides to give you a Pearl String in the Battle Chateau, he mentions activating his gift-giving machine to do it.
* OddFriendship: Not exactly odd, but he and Bonnie are apparently really good friends with Shauna.
* OpaqueNerdGlasses: Fitting with his love of science.
* RecurringElement: A GadgeteerGenius Electric-type leader, one of the many returns to this generation.
* ShockAndAwe: His mechanical backpack, the inventor archetype, his lightning bolt-shaped IdiotHair, and the design of the badge he gives clearly point to his specialty of Electric-types.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: Not as short as Trevor, but still shorter than Calem/Serena.
* TheShortGuyWithGlasses: Wears glasses for this trope too.
* SignatureMove: Thunderbolt. His Emolga gets Volt Switch instead.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[FragileSpeedster Heliolisk]] is his strongest Pokémon.

[[/folder]] [[folder: Valerie (Mache)]]
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Laverre City Gym Leader --''The Maiden from a Land with History''

-->''"Oh, if it isn't a young Trainer... So you've flown all the way through my Gym, fluttering down to me on a fortunate wind. ...I hope your visit will prove entertaining to you. The elusive Fairy types may appear frail as a breeze and delicate as a bloom, but they are strong."''

A fashion designer originally hailing from Johto who specializes in Fairy-types.
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* AnimalMotifs: Her outfit has a clear butterfly motif.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: She can get easily distracted by stuff that glimmers, her badge being one.
* BadassAdorable: She's a beautiful and adorable young lady, as well as a Gym Leader who specializes in Fairy-type Pokémon.
* ButNotTooForeign: She is a fashion designer from the Johto region. Fitting, as the trainers in her gym are Furisode Girls, who are a MythologyGag in regards to the Kimono Girls from Johto.
* CallBack: Her gym has the same kind of teleporting puzzle as Sabrina's gym from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', and like the anime's version of Sabrina she's got a bit of a doll motif.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Gives off a rather strong vibe of being this. It also is even more so given she is from Johto, which is based off of [[TheIdiotFromOsaka Kansai]].
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Mentions that she's always wanted to ''be'' a Pokémon. Given the sewing machine found in her gym, her follower's obsession for fashion, and the fact that she kinda looks like a Fairy-type Pokémon, it is reasonable to assume that she's into MoeAnthropomorphism.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Valerie is an adherent of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolita_fashion#Wa_Lolita Wa Lolita]] [[https://www.google.com/search?q=wa+lolita&espv=210&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=LRjVUtOpBJOEoQTDjIHgAg&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=784&bih=771 fashion]], an offshoot of Lolita subculture that combines dark Victorian aesthetics with traditional Japanese kimonos.
* ExoticEyeDesigns: Her eyes have an other worldly appearance compared to the other gym leaders.
* TheFashionista: She is a fashion designer from Johto. Given all of the trainers have unique outfits, the dollhouse shows some sewing equipment, and that Laverre City houses a Boutique, it's far from an InformedAbility.
* HandHidingSleeves: Her outfit's sleeves (which she most likely made herself) are wing-shaped and huge (The reason her picture is cut off is because ''her sleeves broke the image width limit''). Her character model actually takes up the width of about 2 or 3 people due to them. You can actually talk to her by pressing A while facing her sleeves instead of Valerie herself.
* MeaningfulName: Rhymes with ''fairy'' and possibly derives from "valor". It ties into her Japanese name, which is the French term for ''Valerianella locusta'', the corn salad or [[FairyTale rapunzel]] plant.
* MonochromaticEyes: Her eyes show no pupil and almost no sclera, playing with this trope in order to invoke the [[AnimalMotifs butterfly motif]].
* MythologyGag:
** As the sixth gym leader specializing in a new type introduced during that generation, players might get reminded of Jasmine. Coincidentally, both of their aces are new evolutions of a Generation I Pokémon.
** All Trainers in her Gym are Furisode Girls—a throwback to the Kimono Girls, the iconic Trainer class that's exclusive to Valerie's home region Johto.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Those aforementioned eyes are unique to her and the Fairy Tale Girls.
* OfCorsetsSexy: She wears it on top of her dress though.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Specializes in Fairy-types.
** TheFairFolk: She's a Fairy-type trainer, and one of the hallmarks of TheFairFolk was their [[InhumanlyBeautifulRace impossible beauty]], which often distracted people from their [[RedRightHand more "off" characteristics]] -- in this case, her rather unnerving eyes.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Gives off this vibe. Strongly.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Though for some reason she's ''also'' wearing [[ZettaiRyouiki thigh-high stockings]]
* PurpleEyes: A Gray-Indigo shade to be specific. Fitting for a the first Gym Leader Specialist of the Fairy-type.
* RapunzelHair: Her hair goes down up to her knees.
* SignatureMove: Dazzling Gleam, though only her Mr. Mime and Sylveon know it, leaving Mawile with Play Rough.
* SilkHidingSteel:
** She describes Fairy-type Pokémon to be this. Considering their type advantages, she is right.
-->''The elusive Fairy types may appear frail as a breeze and delicate as a bloom, but they are strong.''
** She may qualify as well. It's stated in-game that that PimpedOutDress of hers weighs ''thirty pounds''.
* ShipTease: She's captivated with the player character again of either gender.
* ToyTime: Her Gym invokes this with its dollhouse-like design.
* UncattyResemblance: Her sleeves and eyes bring Audino to mind, though it doesn't gain the Fairy-type until ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'' through Mega Evolution.
* VagueAge: While she is obviously young, it is pretty hard to tell whether she's a teenager or a young woman.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[MightyGlacier Sylveon.]]
* [[ManChild Woman Child]]: Her Gym is literally a dollhouse and she tells you she wants to be a Pokémon. Add that to the seeming lack of maturity, and she's this.

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[[folder: Olympia (Gojika)]]
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Anistar City Gym Leader --''The Person Who Makes Paths with Starlight''

-->''"A ritual to decide your fate and future. The battle begins!"''

A mysterious woman who specializes in Psychic-types.
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Dark-skinned but no clear nationality, putting aside ''Pokémon'''s geography.
* AnimeHair: The most glaring example out of the Kalos Gym Leaders.
* BadassCape: A long and flowing cape whose interior side [[CelestialBody looks like a galaxy]].
* CrystalBall: The shape of her Badge invokes this trope.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: She warns the player about a power that awakens and voices of woe in the near future. Not long after the player has left the Gym, [[spoiler:the BigBad [[DoNotAdjustYourSet appears on everyone's Holo Caster]] announcing his plan to awaken the version's legendary and activate the ultimate weapon that will kill everyone who's not part of Team Flare.]]
* GravityMaster: She's managed to make the platforms of her gym follow a metaphysical small, spherical structure through cosmic manipulation, not all that different to the localised points of gravity in the Distortion World. This is implied to have a couple more purposes in relation to her psychic powers - according to Gym Freaks a low-gravity environment stimulates psionics.
* {{Haiku}}: She all but speaks in haiku the whole time. Especially notable in the Japanese version.
* MeaningfulName: It comes from Olympus, the home of the gods in Myth/ClassicalMythology, relating to the Psychic-type's mystical and mysterious nature.
* PowerFloats: She's able to use her PsychicPowers to levitate.
* PerpetualSmiler: The only expression she seems to have is a serene smile.
* PsychicPowers: Both in type preference and being a ''really'' strong one to boot.
* RealityWarper: Heavily implied. The entire plane of her Gym gets warped the moment you enter and is held there by the absorbing the cosmos, implying it is Olympia's doing. If that's the case, she could give Sabrina a ''real'' run for her money.
* ScrewDestiny: Although she does have the power to see into the future, this is the advice she gives to the player. "Create your own path. Let nothing get in your way. Your fate, your future."
* [[{{Seers}} Seer]]: She's demonstrated a level of clairvoyance.
* SerialEscalation: She's the seventh Leader, but her team's levels are ''higher'' than those of the ''eighth and final'' Leader in Johto, Hoenn and Unova [[note]]in ''Black and White'', but in ''Black 2 and White 2'' her levels are on par with Drayden, the seventh Gym Leader[[/note]] and almost on par with the eighth and final of Kanto and Sinnoh. From a non-battle standpoint, Sabrina's psychic abilities pale in comparison to the things she has displayed.
* SignatureMove: Calm Mind, which in her Gym Battle, is known by two of her three Pokémon.
* StarSpangledSpandex: Not the spandex, but the inside of her cape, which looks like the night sky or the universe.
* {{Teleportation}}: After you defeat her, she offers to teleport you to the entrance of the Gym as a short-cut.
* TerseTalker: She speaks in as few words as possible, mostly because her dialogue is almost entirely in {{Haiku}}.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[JackOfAllStats Female Meowstic.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Dark Purple Hair to go with her Psychic theme.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Wulfric (Urup)]]
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Snowbelle City Gym Leader --''Tough as an Iceberg, Hot as a Furnace''

-->''"Y'know what? Ice is both extremely hard and terribly fragile at the same time. You know what that means? Depending on which Pokémon you choose and what moves they use, I could be your most challenging opponent yet or I could be a total pushover. But that's all right. That's how it should be! Anyway, enough of my rambling! Let's get this show on the road!"''

An old man who specializes in Ice-type Pokémon.
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* AwesomeMccoolName: His name is ''Wulfric'' for crying out loud.
* BadassGrandpa: He's old but he's still awesome.
* BadassMustache: Forms vaguely icicle-like shapes, or perhaps the tusks of a walrus.
* BigFun: The guy has a big gut, but an even bigger heart.
* CavalierCompetitor: When you talk to him in the Battle Chateau, he basically tells you the reason he does Pokémon Battles is simply because he enjoys it.
* CatchPhrase: "You know what?"
* CoatCape: A heavy blue coat tied around his neck.
* '''[[IncrediblyLamePun Cool]]''' [[CoolOldGuy Old Guy]]: When you first meet him, he is visiting some Pokémon that were supposedly mistreated in the past and recognizes the player's bond with their mons. He acts as a kindly uncle of sorts, bidding the player a formal good luck as they head off for the Pokémon League. He also casually comments that the battle will be easy or hard depending on what Pokémon you brought, lampshading how some players tailor their teams to beat specific leaders, as well as the Ice-type's offensive and defensive matchups.
* FatAndProud: He doesn't mention it in any dialogue but he does give his gut a good hearty smack before battling you.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: He is one of the curators of the Pokémon Village, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a village]] filled with Pokémon who were abandoned or mistreated.
* GentleGiant: He takes care of mistreated Pokémon. Coupled with his size, he's a giant teddy bear. He takes up ''three horizontal/vertical tiles'' in his overworld model, just like Valerie. You can speak to him standing in front of any of those tiles.
* HotBlooded: He is far more emotional than [[TheStoic Brycen]] is, but isn't quite on Candice's level.
* HiddenDepths: He apparently is a fan of the [[PokemonBlackAndWhite2 Brycen-man movies]], according to the In-universe TV show about Gym Leaders.
* AnIcePerson: An Ice-type specialist. He even points out that the type can go from MightyGlacier to GlassCannon depending on their opponents, as well as their good offensive abilities and multiple defensive weaknesses!
* LampshadeHanging: His comment that he will either be one of the hardest opponents you will face or a complete pushover. Not only does this refer to players who bring types strong against Ice, but also the fact that Ice is a great attacking type but has several defensive weaknesses, and ''also'' to the fact that his strongest Pokémon, Avalugg, has extremely high defense but virtually no special defense, while his Cryogonal's stats are the reverse.
* MeaningfulName: Wul'''fric'''= frigid
* PapaWolf: He cares for the abused and abandoned Pokemon at the Pokemon Village
* SerialEscalation: His team is in the mid-high ''50's'', making him the highest level Gym Leader you can battle pre-Champion. In particular, his Avalugg is level '''''59''''', making it the highest-level Pokémon used by any Gym Leader. To put that in perspective, that level is higher than ''Steven Stone, Wallace, and Iris' highest-leveled Pokémon'', and is on par with the ''lowest-leveled'' Pokémon of Blue and Cynthia!
* SleevesAreForWimps: Especially remarkable considering his [[AnIcePerson type of choice]].
* SignatureMove: Ice Beam, known by his Abomasnow and Cryogonal.
* StoneWall: His strategy is to pair up the physical wall Avalugg with the special wall Cyrogonal.
* StoutStrength: The anime shows him as being able to lift Bergmite, which weigh 219.4 lbs (99.5 kg), with one hand. As well as able to partially lift an Avalugg, which weighs '''1113.3 lbs''' ('''505.0 kg''')!
* WeaponOfChoice: [[MightyGlacier Avalugg.]]

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He comes off as pushy and lazy at first when he sends you and Cheren to stop Team Plasma in his town without offering to help himself, but he turns out to be a good guy. He even leads the gym leader charge at N's Castle.
* MatryoshkaObject: Subverted; someone who saw Clay take his hat off thought he was wearing a second hat underneath his first hat, but it's pointed out it was likely just his hair.
* MeaningfulName:
** '''Clay''' is, well... clay.
** Ya'''con''' = "Kon" is the Japanese reading of the character "Kun", which is the trigram in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Ching I Ching]] which represents earth.
* NiceHat: A cowboy hat, to be precise.
* NonIdleRich: He is one of the richest people in the history of the Pokémon games so far, and ''still'' runs a gym.
* SelfMadeMan: He even waits for trainers at the bottom of his Gym/mine as a symbolic reminder of how he [[RagsToRiches started out with nothing.]]
* SignatureMove: Bulldoze.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[LightningBruiser Excadrill]], fitting his occupation.

[[/folder]] [[folder:Skyla (Fuuro)]]
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Mistralton City Gym Leader--''The High-Flying Girl''
->Voiced by (in Anime/PokemonGenerations): Noriko Shibasaki (Japanese)

-->''"Hee-hee! I've been waiting for you. You're a tough Trainer who can face the wind and not get blown off your feet! I'm kinda excited about this battle! Why don't you and I have some fun?"''

A pilot who specializes in Flying-types.
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* AcePilot: She'd better be; it's her occupation. One NPC mentions her grandfather was an AcePilot too.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Her team in [=B2W2=] consists of '''S'''woobat, '''S'''karmory, and '''S'''wanna. In Challenge Mode, she also has '''S'''igilyph. Bonus points for her name. It's worth noting that this is only in the English version and thus a coincidence, as the Japanese version has no such connection.
* BareYourMidriff: Her outfit shows off her stomach a lot.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: And not just for her strength; the way she's designed her ''gym'' will take you out!
* BlowYouAway: Flying-type specialist.
* BoobsOfSteel: She's the strongest female Gym Leader in Unova (except in ''White''), and she is stacked. It's debatable in the first games in relation to Lenora, but no question about it in the sequels.
* ElementalHair: In a way. Its shape brings to mind an airplane propeller.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Her hair clip and band around her right leg.
* GenkiGirl: Just look at her official art.
* HairDecorations: Her flower clip, which can also be seen as propellers. It goes with her plane theme.
* UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns: Uses the feminine "''atashi''".
* MeaningfulName:
** '''Sky'''la.
** '''Fuu'''ro = Fuu (Compound word for "wind")
* MsFanservice: A busty redhead who wears skintight pilot gear that show her curves, midriff and bare legs, while using the pilot suspenders to highlight them even more, starts the battle in BoobsAndButtPose, and has a subtext-laden friendship with fellow MsFanservice Elesa. Skyla may just be the most sexually gratuitous Gym Leader of them all.
* NiceGirl: A very noticeable characteristic of hers. Plus she has a Swoobat that evolves through happiness.
* SignatureMove: Acrobatics.
* [[StraightManAndWiseGuy Straight Girl and Wise Woman]]: The Straight Girl to Elesa's Wise Woman.
* UncattyResemblance: Skyla is compared to [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Sylveon]] right after its announcement. Because of this said Pokémon is often speculated as a Flying-type Eeveelution before the new Fairy-type is revealed.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[FragileSpeedster Swanna.]] is her trademark team ace.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Wears ''very'' short shorts with suspenders.
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Uses a lot of bird-based Pokémon.

[[/folder]] [[folder:Brycen (Hachiku)]]
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Icirrus City Gym Leader (''Black and White'')--''Ice Mask''

-->''"You appear ready to face a battle. Bring it!"''

A former movie star who specializes in Ice-types.
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* BearsAreBadNews: Beartic.
* BreakTheHaughty: Implied with in his past as a movie star. In the Memory Link, he mentions how he used to think he could perform any action scene and felt like nothing could stop him prior to getting injured.
* BonusBoss: Though he has retired from being a Gym Leader in Black 2 and White 2, he is present in the World Tournament.
* CoolMask: Wears a domino mash over his eyes.
* ElementalHair: His hairstyle is a smooth, pale blue, befitting his type specialty.
* FashionableAsymmetry: He's wearing what looks like half a robe.
* AnIcePerson: Ice-type specialist.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: In the Brycenman movies the title character is AffablyEvil and uses [[CastingAShadow Dark-types]]. Brycen himself may be TheStoic, but he's also a Gym Leader, which in the video games at least are almost all considered good people.
* MeaningfulName: Br'''yce'''n.
** '''Hachi'''ku rhymes with '''kachi''', which when doubled up (kachikachi) serves as an onomatopoeia for something freezing solid.
* MythologyGag: In ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''[='=] third arc, the main villain was [[spoiler:Pryce, the Johto Ice Gym Leader, using the alternate identity of]] the "Mask of Ice." [[MeanCharacterNiceActor Brycenman's]] (English) trainer title is "The Masked Man", which was the name The Mask of Ice went by in one of the manga's (also English) translations. His English name is also very similar to Pryce's.
* NoodleIncident: The events surrounding about the injury that made him retire from acting the first time around.
* PsychicRadar: He senses the presence of the Shadow Triad before they even appear.
* RecurringElement: He is the ''third'' seventh Gym Leader who specializes in Ice-type Pokémon, before returning to his acting career in the sequels.
* RetiredBadass: Inverted; he's a retired movie star who became a Gym Leader, so he only became truly badass after retirement. Played straight in the sequel when he gives up the Gym Leader position to return to film but remains a powerful trainer.
* SlasherSmile: He plays a villain in a Pokéstar Studios movie, sporting one of these.
* TheStoic: WordOfGod says he's like this because he used to be a movie star, and went into depression after his career ended. He then went to an icy cave alone to train and become more knowledgeable, and feels he must keep his identity a secret.
* SignatureMove: Frost Breath.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Partial example--his outfit bares the entire right half of his chest.
* WarriorMonk: He retired from acting when he was injured, and found a new path in training Pokémon and receiving comfort and purpose from them.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[MightyGlacier Beartic]] in Black and White. [[GlassCannon Cryogonal]] in the sequels during the Pokémon World Tournament. [[CastingAShadow Zoro]][[GlassCannon ark]] in Pokestar Studios as Brycen-Man.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: A light blue hair for his Ice-type speciality.

[[/folder]] [[folder:Iris]]

Opelucid City Gym Leader (''White'')--''The Girl Who Knows the Hearts of Dragons''

For information on Iris, check the Characters/PokemonChampions page, as well as the Characters/PokemonBestWishes page for her animated incarnation.

[[/folder]] [[folder:Drayden (Shaga)]]
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Opelucid City Gym Leader (''Black, Black 2, and White 2'')--''The Spartan Mayor''
->Voiced by (in Anime/PokemonGenerations): Creator/MasamiIwasaki (Japanese), Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (English)

-->''"As the mayor, I've given everything to developing the city. As a Trainer, I've simply been pursuing greater strength. But what I'm searching for now is a young Trainer who can show me a bright future. Perhaps you can show me that future, the way Iris has?"''

The mayor of Opelucid City, who specializes in Dragon-types.
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He is the mayor of Opelucid City, and the eighth Gym Leader in Black. Even though he is the seventh in the sequels, he still poses a hefty challenge, even compared to Marlon.
* BadassBeard: So badass it covers the entire bottom half of his face, and sort of resembles the lower jaw of a dragon. Heck, it's even been compared to the metal jaw of [[WorldOfWarcraft Neltharion (Deathwing)]], which is also jagged along the top and juts out in the bottom-front.
* BadassGrandpa: Iris outright refers to him as her "Grandpa" in Black 2 and White 2. So badass in fact, Bianca mentions that he ''wrestles'' with his own Pokémon. To toughen ''them'' up. And his Pokémon are fully evolved and fully fledged ''dragons''
* GentlemanAndAScholar: He studied abroad to learn more about Dragon-types, but is still quite the gentleman.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Dragon-type specialist.
* MeaningfulName: '''Dra'''yd'''en''' resembles dragon.
* PurelyAestheticGender: The only real difference between him and Iris in battle is that his Pokémon are male; they're the same species and have the same moves. Their Druddigon's abilities are different, too; his has Rough Skin, which could be a nasty surprise.
* RedBaron: Spartan Mayor.
* RetiredBadass: In White, he's stepped down as Gym Leader.
* SignatureMove: Dragon Tail.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: In the first Black version, his Haxorus is underleveled. This can also apply in Black or White 2 under Easy Mode.
* ThemeNaming: In the Japanese version, his name is Japanese for "iris," complementing... Well, Iris.
* UltimateAuthorityMayor: He's the effective ruler of Opelucid.
* TheUnfought: In ''White'', where Iris is the 8th Gym Leader.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[GlassCannon Haxorus.]]

[[/folder]] [[folder:Marlon (Shizui)]]
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Humilau City Gym Leader (''Black 2 and White 2'')-- ''A Bigger Splash Than the Sea!''

-->''"You look strong! Shoots! Let's start!"''

A swimmer specializing in Water-type Pokémon.
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* {{Adorkable}}: Holy god.
* AnimeHair: It sticks up out of the water while he's swimming.
** AnimalMotifs: It resembles a shark fin when it does this, fitting him being a Water Gym Leader.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: He has no nipples.
* BigBrotherMentor: He's described to be like this to the protagonist.
* BrilliantButLazy: Much like Cynthia, he leaves the fighting of the evil team to you. In Marlon's case though, it's because he isn't aware of Team Plasma's history and doesn't instantly accept they're evil in spite of what he's heard about them, to the point it seems someone tossed him an IdiotBall to keep him from getting involved.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: According to the ''Nation Gymquirer'', the guy can swim so fast he can shoot out from under the surface and into the air. An NPC gossips that he can swim nonstop for seven days and seven nights.
** BrickJoke: He apparently does exactly that to get to the gangplank of the Plasma Frigate.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He is ''incredibly'' laid-back to the point he is almost entirely detached from reality -- he runs off for a swim immediately after losing to you, claims that "the ocean accepts all rivers" as the reason why he doesn't see fighting Team Plasma as a big deal, and says that just because Team Plasma is ''flying their airship around Unova using their ice cannon to freeze over cities'', doesn't mean he's gonna immediately accept that they're evil without thinking about it.
* ElementalHair: Dark blue and shaped like a fin. He uses Water-types.
* ElementalEyeColors: His blue eyes are fitting for a Water-type expert.
* IconicOutfit: His TanLines.
* JumpScare: Unintentionally does one by blasting himself out of the Humilau sea to introduce himself to the players.
* MakingASplash: One of two, the other being [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Cress.]]
* MeaningfulName: ''Mare'' is Latin for sea, used as a root in words like marine and maritime. His name, '''Marl'''o'''n''', also resembles ''marlin'', a type of fish.
** Shi'''zui''' = Sui (compound word for water)
* MrFanservice: Walks around with no shirt and is very fit and trim.
* NiceGuy: To the point he doesn't rejudge people no matter what stories he's heard.
* PrehistoricMonster: The first Pokémon he sends out is the prehistoric Carracosta.
** FossilRevival: Likely how he got it, same as other players.
* SeaMonster: In any challenge, his team is composed of ''sea''-dwelling Water-type monsters.
* SignatureMove: Scald.
* SpannerInTheWorks: When Hugh and the player are looking for a way into the Plasma Frigate after the 8th gym, Marlon almost instantly pushes down the drawbridge...because he thinks the player needs help, and walks away like nothing happened. He may have been oblivious to Team Plasma's entire plot, but he definitely played a decent part in their defeat.
* StoneWall: In both normal and challenge modes, Marlon's team is generally defense-oriented. He uses Scald often to inflict a burn to further reduce the damage you do to his Pokémon as well. His Carracosta subverts this, though, having the move Shell Smash, which lowers its Defenses but effectively doubles its Speed and offenses.
* SurferDude: His localized dialogue has shades of this.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: The "dark" part is somewhat subverted by his prominent tan lines and very pale feet.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Another Water-type Gym Leader averse to covering up.
* WalkingSwimsuitScene: His pants are part of a wet suit.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[StoneWall Jellicent]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Water-type specialist, of course.

[[/folder]]

!Kalos Leaders

[[folder:Viola]]
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Santalune City Gym Leader --''The Camerawoman Who Never Lets a Single Smile Escape Her Focus''

-->''"Whether it's the tears of frustration that follow a loss or the blossoming of joy that comes with victory... They're both great subjects for my camera! Fantastic! This'll be just fantastic! Now come at me! My lens is always focused on victory—I won't let anything ruin this shot!"''

A photographer specializing in Bug-type Pokémon.
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* BareYourMidriff: A slim strip but it's there.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Notable for being both the first female Bug-type Gym Leader and specialist overall.
* BigOlEyebrows: A rare female example; she has very thick eyebrows.
* CameraFiend: She's a nature photographer, so of course she brings her camera everywhere with her.
* CatchPhrase: "Fantastic! Just fantastic!"
* MeaningfulName: "Viola" is the name of a genera of flowers and a butterfly.
* PoorPredictableRock: Makes an effort to defy it; her Surskit is part Water-type and knows both Bubble and Water Sport, so your Fennekin will not have as easy a time as you might hope. Played straight in that her other Pokémon, Vivillon, is a Flying-type, making them both fodder for Pikachu. And Water does not help to stop Flying-types either.
* RecurringElement: Despite her type specialty, she manages to invoke the "Fire-type starters are disadvantaged against the first gym" trend of most previous games by using Surskit (who is part [[MakingASplash Water]]) and Vivillon ([[HoistByHisOwnPetard who knows a move that counter Fire-type moves]]).
* ScunthorpeProblem: Due to the name censoring system in ''X and Y'', it's impossible to name yourself or a Pokémon after her.
* SignatureMove: Infestation, a move used by her Vivillon.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: As mentioned, she is the first female Bug-type Gym Leader.
* StealthPun: She's a photographer, aka a "shutterbug".
** She's a Bug-type trainer with caterpillar eyebrows.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[GlassCannon Vivillon.]]
* YoungestChildWins: The younger of two sisters, but she is a Gym Leader while Alexa works as a journalist. Though granted, it could simply be a different career choice.

[[/folder]] [[folder:Grant (Zakuro)]]
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Cyllage City Gym Leader --''The Wild Yet Cool and Collected Rock Climber''

-->''"I've been waiting in eager anticipation! What have I been waiting for? For a worthy challenger to appear! It's quite an achievement to have climbed all the way up here. Very impressive, actually! I have a feeling that our battle will turn out to be worth the wait! I hope you'll show me that your skill as a Trainer surpasses even mine."''

A rock climber who also specializes in other sports, specializing in Rock-types.
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* AnimeHair: Shaped like a rock-climbing wall.
* {{Bishonen}}: He's rather androgynous.
* ClimbingTheCliffsOfInsanity: His Gym, not level exaggerated of course.
* DishingOutDirt: The pose, the brown AnimeHair with [[GemEncrusted jewels]], the badge, and the fact he's a rock climber makes it obvious he's a Rock-type Gym Leader.
* ElementalHair: His brown AnimeHair seems to have stones embedded into it. He's a Rock-type user.
* InformedAbility: The only hints we know of his preference for sports are the Gym and his gear. He is apparently an ace cyclist given he finishes a race in first just before you arrived.
* JackOfAllTrades: As mentioned in his above description, he specializes in other sports.
* KnuckleCracking: He cracks his neck just before your battle with him starts. Though in this case it seems more like a way to loosen his muscles than to intimidate you.
* KryptoniteIsEverywhere: Zig-zagged this time. Sure Rock-types has got a lot of weaknesses, and there are lot more Pokémon that you could catch including those that have a type advantage. However, not all of the aforementioned Pokémon are necessarily effective against Grant.
* MeaningfulName:
** Grant is short for "Granite" as well as "Pomegranate", keeping the meaning his Japanese name had.
** Also looks like a ShoutOut to [[Film/JurassicPark another man named Grant who's dealt with dinosaurs]].
* PerpetualFrowner: In the artwork and game.
* SignatureMove: Rock Tomb.
* TheStoic: Unlike other leaders, again.
* WeaponOfChoice: Averted. He uses [[MightyGlacier both fossil lines from Kalos]], but they're the exact same Level, so neither can count as an "ace". However in the Battle Chateau he slightly leans to Tyrantrum, with Aurorus using more support moves while Tyrantrum is an all-out attacker. Also, in the anime, his Amaura is replaced with an Onix, but Tyrunt remains.

[[/folder]] [[folder:Korrina (Corni)]]
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Shalour City Gym Leader --''The Evolution Fighter!''

-->''"[[IncomingHam Time for Lady Korrina's big appearance!]]"''

A roller-skater girl, specializing in Fighting-types. She's also the Mega Evolution successor, and the one who gives you the Mega Ring.
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* AntiClimax: Either her Mega Lucario [[CurbStompBattle gets a lucky Critical Hit on yours thus decimating your first ever Mega Evolution battle, or you get the Critical Hit or spam the hell out of Power-Up Punch twice]].
* BadassAdorable: She's adorable alright, but she's a master Fighting-type trainer and commands ''Lucario''.
* BareFistedMonk: Fighting-type specialist.
* BoisterousBruiser: She is very chatty and energetic and will kick your ass while doing it.
* ChekhovsGunman: She is the third gym leader, but appears a few towns before you meet Grant, the 2nd Gym Leader.
* ClimaxBoss: Defeating her for the last time wraps up many of the plot threads in the early game.
* CripplingOverspecialization: Fighting type Pokémon are almost always at a disadvantage against Ghost types, but Korrina's have ''almost no'' defense against them (Almost all of her Pokémon's moves are Fighting or Normal, with the exception being Machoke's Rock Tomb ), which can lead to situations like [[http://youtu.be/TgLs2r8DlrE?t=5m24s these]].
* DemotedToExtra: She has quite the presence in the story... Until after your gym battle with her, after which she's content to just stay in her town the rest of the game, bar Battle Chateau rematches.
* DuelBoss: Atop the Tower of Mastery, she battles you in a one-on-one battle, your new Lucario versus hers.
* EdibleThemeNaming: Her Japanese name comes from "cornichon", the French word for "gherkin". This goes in hand with her grandfather's name: in English, it's Gurkinn, but in Japanese, it's Concombre, French for "cucumber".
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: She invokes this description of Power-Up Punch when she gives the [=TM=] to you.
* FriendlyRival: A first amongst Gym Leaders, she encounters you a few times during the beginning of your journey and you two have a series of battles up until you finally get access to Mega Evolution.
* TheGadfly: Downplayed. She indulges in screwing with the Player Character here and there such as jokingly overreacting about losing and saying she will resign as Gym Leader.
* GenkiGirl: She's rarely seen without a cheery smile, even if she holds two jobs as both a Gym Leader and the Mega Evolution Successor.
* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: Averted. She is shown wearing the safety headgear that is necessary for rollerblading.
* HiddenDepths: One wouldn't expect an energetic and feisty young girl to be an authority on the concept of Mega Evolutions.
* HotBlooded: One of her Lucario, the one that takes a liking to you, appears to be this towards the other one she has. She herself also fits this trope.
* ItWasAGift: Hands you one of her Lucario after beating her (or getting beaten) at the Tower of Mastery.
* MeaningfulName: Her name sounds like a combination of ''K.O.'',''combat'' and ''arena''".
* LargeHam: How does she make an entrance? She enters from above and shouts "Lady Korrina makes her big debut!" with the dialogue box indicating it was a large shout.
* LegacyCharacter: She is the descendant of the first trainer who performed the first ever Mega Evolution, with a Lucario no less.
* LittleMissBadass: She looks fairly young, but she is a Fighting-type Gym Leader and knows the Mega Evolution process.
* ModestyShorts: Wears black biker shorts under her skirt.
* PassionateSportsGirl: Is really into rollerskating, which is why her gym is designed like an obstacle course for someone who does it.
* PoorPredictableRock: Her Gym team cannot deal with Ghost-types, barring Rock Tomb on her Machoke. A Honedge can easily wall the whole team.
* PungeonMaster: She can't speak a sentence without making a roller-skating related pun. Especially how she can [[StealthPun roll with the punches]].
* RapunzelHair: Her hair is very long.
* RecurringBoss: She first fights you in a friendly spar a few towns before you reach her Gym, then you have the actual Gym battle, and ''then'' you fight her in a sort of Mega-Evolution tutorial battle in the Tower of Mastery. Not counting formal rematches or Cheren's CallBack team in Black 2/White 2, this marks the first time since Giovanni that a Gym Leader is fought more than once and outside their own gym.
* RollerbladeGood: Definitely qualifies for the "badass" part of the trope.
* SignatureMove: Power-Up Punch.
* ShipTease: With the player character of either gender.
* TomboyishPonytail: Wears one sticking out from her helmet.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[FragileSpeedster Hawlucha]] and Lucario. The former is the one that she uses in her Gym Battle. The latter only sees battle when you meet her in the town before her Gym, when she challenges you to a Mega Lucario duel at the top of the Tower of Mastery, and when you fight her as a Duke/Duchess at the Battle Chateau.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: After you beat her in the Gym battle, she mentions that you have to go to the Tower of Mastery to get the ring from her.

[[/folder]] [[folder: Ramos (Fukuji)]]
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Coumarine City Gym Leader --''The Old Growth is Still in Bloom!''

-->''"So what'd yeh think, whippersnapper? Did yeh enjoy the garden playground I made with all these sturdy plants o' mine? Their strength is a sign o' my strength as a gardener and a Gym Leader! Yeh sure yer up to facing all that?"''

An old gardener who specializes in Grass-types.
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* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: His beard looks like plant leaves.
* BadassBookworm: The room you battle him in within the gym appears to be his study.
* BadassGrandpa: He is rather old for a Gym Leader. It's also mentioned that he climbs up to his spot in the gym every day.
* BlushSticker: Has them in his art.
* CoolOldGuy: One of the oldest Gym Leaders seen, but it doesn't much slow him down.
* GreenThumb: Specializes in Grass-type Pokémon.
* LastNameBasis: Ramos is a common surname in Portuguese and Spanish, but never a given name.
* MeaningfulName: "Ramos" means "(plant) branches" in Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: He's comparatively small compared to the younger Gym Leaders.
* PoorPredictableRock: His gym is a breeze if you happened to choose Fennekin or Charmander, as none of his pokemon really have anyway to combat fire types (other than bulldoze on his Gogoat). Goes double for Charmander as it'll likely be evolved all the way into a Charizard (making it completely immune to Bulldoze) and both Mega Charizards are fully capable of sweeping his entire team with little effort.
* SignatureMove: Grass Knot.
* StealthPun: His gym is a Grass-type gym that has ropes, climbing poles and a slide; it is literally a ''jungle gym''.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[MightyGlacier Gogoat.]]
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Meet him again at the top of his gym post game, and he'll discuss AZ's fate. He thinks that he couldn't have lived with the guilt and punishment of being without his friend for over 3,000 years, like AZ has.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Clemont (Citron)]]
Lumiose City Gym Leader --''The Inventor Lighting Up the World''
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-->''"The future is now, thanks to science!"''

A GadgeteerGenius young boy who specializes in Electric-types.

For the anime version of Clemont, see Characters/PokemonXY.
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* {{Adorkable}}: His banter with his younger sister, Bonnie, suggests Clemont tries really hard to get people to take him seriously, but it doesn't work too well.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: His sister Bonnie, who keeps stealing his speeches during his Gym Battle.
* AwesomeBackpack: It has two robot arms extending from it.
* BunglingInventor: Heavily implied. One person from the central Pokémon Center mentions that while Clemont is an inspiration for inventors alike, most of his inventions don't work. After Shauna uses the Clemont's puzzle invention to unlock Team Flare's door, the device breaks down.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "The future is now!"
* ChekhovsGift: Shauna mentions early on Clemont made her a device that could solve any puzzle for her if frustrated when you reach Centrico Plaza the first time in X & Y. The device ends up being ''really important'' near the end of Team Flare's plot when a door needs to be hacked open.
* ElementalHair: Befitting his Electric-type specialty, his hair is spiky and blond.
* FashionableAsymmetry: The two arms coming out of his backpack seems designed for different purposes.
* ForScience: His motivation... SCIENCE!
* GadgeteerGenius: He designed the entire Prism Tower from top to bottom, the PSS and Super Training system and also enjoys inventing gizmos in his spare time. [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Samson Oak]] also implies that he was the one who invented the Rotom Dex.
* IdiotHair: Loosely shaped like a lightning bolt.
* ImprobableAge: He seems to be younger than Serena and Calem, and yet he's already into advanced cybernetics and designing enormous towers.
* LegacyCharacter: He keeps the obligatory Electric-type Gym Leader trend for each region. Johto lacks one as they have their Kanto neighbors with Lt. Surge.
* MeaningfulName: His Japanese name is Citron and his English name is C'''lemon'''t. Lemons and Citrus fruits can produce an electrical current. His English name also seems to come from inclement, which means stormy weather.
* MundaneUtility: If he decides to give you a Pearl String in the Battle Chateau, he mentions activating his gift-giving machine to do it.
* OddFriendship: Not exactly odd, but he and Bonnie are apparently really good friends with Shauna.
* OpaqueNerdGlasses: Fitting with his love of science.
* RecurringElement: A GadgeteerGenius Electric-type leader, one of the many returns to this generation.
* ShockAndAwe: His mechanical backpack, the inventor archetype, his lightning bolt-shaped IdiotHair, and the design of the badge he gives clearly point to his specialty of Electric-types.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: Not as short as Trevor, but still shorter than Calem/Serena.
* TheShortGuyWithGlasses: Wears glasses for this trope too.
* SignatureMove: Thunderbolt. His Emolga gets Volt Switch instead.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[FragileSpeedster Heliolisk]] is his strongest Pokémon.

[[/folder]] [[folder: Valerie (Mache)]]
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Laverre City Gym Leader --''The Maiden from a Land with History''

-->''"Oh, if it isn't a young Trainer... So you've flown all the way through my Gym, fluttering down to me on a fortunate wind. ...I hope your visit will prove entertaining to you. The elusive Fairy types may appear frail as a breeze and delicate as a bloom, but they are strong."''

A fashion designer originally hailing from Johto who specializes in Fairy-types.
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* AnimalMotifs: Her outfit has a clear butterfly motif.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: She can get easily distracted by stuff that glimmers, her badge being one.
* BadassAdorable: She's a beautiful and adorable young lady, as well as a Gym Leader who specializes in Fairy-type Pokémon.
* ButNotTooForeign: She is a fashion designer from the Johto region. Fitting, as the trainers in her gym are Furisode Girls, who are a MythologyGag in regards to the Kimono Girls from Johto.
* CallBack: Her gym has the same kind of teleporting puzzle as Sabrina's gym from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', and like the anime's version of Sabrina she's got a bit of a doll motif.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Gives off a rather strong vibe of being this. It also is even more so given she is from Johto, which is based off of [[TheIdiotFromOsaka Kansai]].
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Mentions that she's always wanted to ''be'' a Pokémon. Given the sewing machine found in her gym, her follower's obsession for fashion, and the fact that she kinda looks like a Fairy-type Pokémon, it is reasonable to assume that she's into MoeAnthropomorphism.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Valerie is an adherent of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolita_fashion#Wa_Lolita Wa Lolita]] [[https://www.google.com/search?q=wa+lolita&espv=210&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=LRjVUtOpBJOEoQTDjIHgAg&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=784&bih=771 fashion]], an offshoot of Lolita subculture that combines dark Victorian aesthetics with traditional Japanese kimonos.
* ExoticEyeDesigns: Her eyes have an other worldly appearance compared to the other gym leaders.
* TheFashionista: She is a fashion designer from Johto. Given all of the trainers have unique outfits, the dollhouse shows some sewing equipment, and that Laverre City houses a Boutique, it's far from an InformedAbility.
* HandHidingSleeves: Her outfit's sleeves (which she most likely made herself) are wing-shaped and huge (The reason her picture is cut off is because ''her sleeves broke the image width limit''). Her character model actually takes up the width of about 2 or 3 people due to them. You can actually talk to her by pressing A while facing her sleeves instead of Valerie herself.
* MeaningfulName: Rhymes with ''fairy'' and possibly derives from "valor". It ties into her Japanese name, which is the French term for ''Valerianella locusta'', the corn salad or [[FairyTale rapunzel]] plant.
* MonochromaticEyes: Her eyes show no pupil and almost no sclera, playing with this trope in order to invoke the [[AnimalMotifs butterfly motif]].
* MythologyGag:
** As the sixth gym leader specializing in a new type introduced during that generation, players might get reminded of Jasmine. Coincidentally, both of their aces are new evolutions of a Generation I Pokémon.
** All Trainers in her Gym are Furisode Girls—a throwback to the Kimono Girls, the iconic Trainer class that's exclusive to Valerie's home region Johto.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Those aforementioned eyes are unique to her and the Fairy Tale Girls.
* OfCorsetsSexy: She wears it on top of her dress though.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Specializes in Fairy-types.
** TheFairFolk: She's a Fairy-type trainer, and one of the hallmarks of TheFairFolk was their [[InhumanlyBeautifulRace impossible beauty]], which often distracted people from their [[RedRightHand more "off" characteristics]] -- in this case, her rather unnerving eyes.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Gives off this vibe. Strongly.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Though for some reason she's ''also'' wearing [[ZettaiRyouiki thigh-high stockings]]
* PurpleEyes: A Gray-Indigo shade to be specific. Fitting for a the first Gym Leader Specialist of the Fairy-type.
* RapunzelHair: Her hair goes down up to her knees.
* SignatureMove: Dazzling Gleam, though only her Mr. Mime and Sylveon know it, leaving Mawile with Play Rough.
* SilkHidingSteel:
** She describes Fairy-type Pokémon to be this. Considering their type advantages, she is right.
-->''The elusive Fairy types may appear frail as a breeze and delicate as a bloom, but they are strong.''
** She may qualify as well. It's stated in-game that that PimpedOutDress of hers weighs ''thirty pounds''.
* ShipTease: She's captivated with the player character again of either gender.
* ToyTime: Her Gym invokes this with its dollhouse-like design.
* UncattyResemblance: Her sleeves and eyes bring Audino to mind, though it doesn't gain the Fairy-type until ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'' through Mega Evolution.
* VagueAge: While she is obviously young, it is pretty hard to tell whether she's a teenager or a young woman.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[MightyGlacier Sylveon.]]
* [[ManChild Woman Child]]: Her Gym is literally a dollhouse and she tells you she wants to be a Pokémon. Add that to the seeming lack of maturity, and she's this.

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[[folder: Olympia (Gojika)]]
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Anistar City Gym Leader --''The Person Who Makes Paths with Starlight''

-->''"A ritual to decide your fate and future. The battle begins!"''

A mysterious woman who specializes in Psychic-types.
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Dark-skinned but no clear nationality, putting aside ''Pokémon'''s geography.
* AnimeHair: The most glaring example out of the Kalos Gym Leaders.
* BadassCape: A long and flowing cape whose interior side [[CelestialBody looks like a galaxy]].
* CrystalBall: The shape of her Badge invokes this trope.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: She warns the player about a power that awakens and voices of woe in the near future. Not long after the player has left the Gym, [[spoiler:the BigBad [[DoNotAdjustYourSet appears on everyone's Holo Caster]] announcing his plan to awaken the version's legendary and activate the ultimate weapon that will kill everyone who's not part of Team Flare.]]
* GravityMaster: She's managed to make the platforms of her gym follow a metaphysical small, spherical structure through cosmic manipulation, not all that different to the localised points of gravity in the Distortion World. This is implied to have a couple more purposes in relation to her psychic powers - according to Gym Freaks a low-gravity environment stimulates psionics.
* {{Haiku}}: She all but speaks in haiku the whole time. Especially notable in the Japanese version.
* MeaningfulName: It comes from Olympus, the home of the gods in Myth/ClassicalMythology, relating to the Psychic-type's mystical and mysterious nature.
* PowerFloats: She's able to use her PsychicPowers to levitate.
* PerpetualSmiler: The only expression she seems to have is a serene smile.
* PsychicPowers: Both in type preference and being a ''really'' strong one to boot.
* RealityWarper: Heavily implied. The entire plane of her Gym gets warped the moment you enter and is held there by the absorbing the cosmos, implying it is Olympia's doing. If that's the case, she could give Sabrina a ''real'' run for her money.
* ScrewDestiny: Although she does have the power to see into the future, this is the advice she gives to the player. "Create your own path. Let nothing get in your way. Your fate, your future."
* [[{{Seers}} Seer]]: She's demonstrated a level of clairvoyance.
* SerialEscalation: She's the seventh Leader, but her team's levels are ''higher'' than those of the ''eighth and final'' Leader in Johto, Hoenn and Unova [[note]]in ''Black and White'', but in ''Black 2 and White 2'' her levels are on par with Drayden, the seventh Gym Leader[[/note]] and almost on par with the eighth and final of Kanto and Sinnoh. From a non-battle standpoint, Sabrina's psychic abilities pale in comparison to the things she has displayed.
* SignatureMove: Calm Mind, which in her Gym Battle, is known by two of her three Pokémon.
* StarSpangledSpandex: Not the spandex, but the inside of her cape, which looks like the night sky or the universe.
* {{Teleportation}}: After you defeat her, she offers to teleport you to the entrance of the Gym as a short-cut.
* TerseTalker: She speaks in as few words as possible, mostly because her dialogue is almost entirely in {{Haiku}}.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[JackOfAllStats Female Meowstic.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Dark Purple Hair to go with her Psychic theme.

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[[folder: Wulfric (Urup)]]
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Snowbelle City Gym Leader --''Tough as an Iceberg, Hot as a Furnace''

-->''"Y'know what? Ice is both extremely hard and terribly fragile at the same time. You know what that means? Depending on which Pokémon you choose and what moves they use, I could be your most challenging opponent yet or I could be a total pushover. But that's all right. That's how it should be! Anyway, enough of my rambling! Let's get this show on the road!"''

An old man who specializes in Ice-type Pokémon.
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* AwesomeMccoolName: His name is ''Wulfric'' for crying out loud.
* BadassGrandpa: He's old but he's still awesome.
* BadassMustache: Forms vaguely icicle-like shapes, or perhaps the tusks of a walrus.
* BigFun: The guy has a big gut, but an even bigger heart.
* CavalierCompetitor: When you talk to him in the Battle Chateau, he basically tells you the reason he does Pokémon Battles is simply because he enjoys it.
* CatchPhrase: "You know what?"
* CoatCape: A heavy blue coat tied around his neck.
* '''[[IncrediblyLamePun Cool]]''' [[CoolOldGuy Old Guy]]: When you first meet him, he is visiting some Pokémon that were supposedly mistreated in the past and recognizes the player's bond with their mons. He acts as a kindly uncle of sorts, bidding the player a formal good luck as they head off for the Pokémon League. He also casually comments that the battle will be easy or hard depending on what Pokémon you brought, lampshading how some players tailor their teams to beat specific leaders, as well as the Ice-type's offensive and defensive matchups.
* FatAndProud: He doesn't mention it in any dialogue but he does give his gut a good hearty smack before battling you.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: He is one of the curators of the Pokémon Village, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a village]] filled with Pokémon who were abandoned or mistreated.
* GentleGiant: He takes care of mistreated Pokémon. Coupled with his size, he's a giant teddy bear. He takes up ''three horizontal/vertical tiles'' in his overworld model, just like Valerie. You can speak to him standing in front of any of those tiles.
* HotBlooded: He is far more emotional than [[TheStoic Brycen]] is, but isn't quite on Candice's level.
* HiddenDepths: He apparently is a fan of the [[PokemonBlackAndWhite2 Brycen-man movies]], according to the In-universe TV show about Gym Leaders.
* AnIcePerson: An Ice-type specialist. He even points out that the type can go from MightyGlacier to GlassCannon depending on their opponents, as well as their good offensive abilities and multiple defensive weaknesses!
* LampshadeHanging: His comment that he will either be one of the hardest opponents you will face or a complete pushover. Not only does this refer to players who bring types strong against Ice, but also the fact that Ice is a great attacking type but has several defensive weaknesses, and ''also'' to the fact that his strongest Pokémon, Avalugg, has extremely high defense but virtually no special defense, while his Cryogonal's stats are the reverse.
* MeaningfulName: Wul'''fric'''= frigid
* PapaWolf: He cares for the abused and abandoned Pokemon at the Pokemon Village
* SerialEscalation: His team is in the mid-high ''50's'', making him the highest level Gym Leader you can battle pre-Champion. In particular, his Avalugg is level '''''59''''', making it the highest-level Pokémon used by any Gym Leader. To put that in perspective, that level is higher than ''Steven Stone, Wallace, and Iris' highest-leveled Pokémon'', and is on par with the ''lowest-leveled'' Pokémon of Blue and Cynthia!
* SleevesAreForWimps: Especially remarkable considering his [[AnIcePerson type of choice]].
* SignatureMove: Ice Beam, known by his Abomasnow and Cryogonal.
* StoneWall: His strategy is to pair up the physical wall Avalugg with the special wall Cyrogonal.
* StoutStrength: The anime shows him as being able to lift Bergmite, which weigh 219.4 lbs (99.5 kg), with one hand. As well as able to partially lift an Avalugg, which weighs '''1113.3 lbs''' ('''505.0 kg''')!
* WeaponOfChoice: [[MightyGlacier Avalugg.]]

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3rd Oct '17 2:41:37 AM Nefisis
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-->''"Ohohoho[[/folder]] [[folder: Finally, you have arrived! Since I came to this country, always I try to learn new things. They hold Contests in this city? I say to myself, ''enfin'', I will excel. That's why I dress this way. ''C'est une performance''! Also I study Pokémon very much. I have come to be Gym Leader. And, uh, so it shall be that you challenge me. But I shall win. That's what a Gym Leader does, non?"''

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-->''"Ohohoho[[/folder]] [[folder: -->''"Ohohoho. Finally, you have arrived! Since I came to this country, always I try to learn new things. They hold Contests in this city? I say to myself, ''enfin'', I will excel. That's why I dress this way. ''C'est une performance''! Also I study Pokémon very much. I have come to be Gym Leader. And, uh, so it shall be that you challenge me. But I shall win. That's what a Gym Leader does, non?"''
3rd Oct '17 1:28:25 AM rmctagg09
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2nd Oct '17 10:55:31 PM TPPR10
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-->'''Roxie''': "You dim-witted...dense...dumb...daft...dippy...dorky...doltish...DOOFUS[[/folder]] [[folder:!"

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-->'''Roxie''': "You dim-witted...dense...dumb...daft...dippy...dorky...doltish...DOOFUS[[/folder]] [[folder:!"DOOFUS!"
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