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==In the main series==
The regions are structured similarly. Typically, a region will have its own [[Pokémon League]], comprised of eight [[Gym Leader]]s. Once these eight are defeated, Trainers can challenge the regional [[Elite Four]], which may or may not be shared with another, nearby region (so far, Johto does not have its own Elite Four, as it shares it with that of Kanto). Accordingly, each one also has a [[Pokémon Professor]], who teaches new Trainers about Pokémon and gives out [[starter Pokémon]] to them. There is usually a [[villainous teams|villainous team]] operating within the region that use Pokémon to further their goals.