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Gym Leader

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Leaders do not seem to be required to be in their Gyms at all times. [[Giovanni]], for example, could keep his title as a Gym Leader despite not being at the [[Viridian Gym]] during the majority of the events of [[Generation I]], and his successor, {{ga|Blue}}, was also absent from the Gym several times. Beginning in [[Generation IV]], Leaders are increasingly encountered outside of their Gyms, evident in the remakes {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}, where the Leaders have to be found in different locations at specific times before they can [[Pokégear#Gym Leader phone listing|exchange phone numbers]] with the player for a [[Fighting Dojo#Gym Leader Rematch Schedule|rematch at the Fighting Dojo]]. Some Leaders even appear across regions, such as [[Jasmine]] appearing in [[Sunyshore City]], [[Crasher Wake]] on {{rt|47|Johto}}, and [[Maylene]] in [[Celadon City]]. Leaders can even challenge other Gyms and the [[Elite Four]] (like [[Volkner]] wanted to do). In later games, it is made apparent that Gym Leaders know each other and are acquainted with Gym Leaders from other regions, as well as with members of the [[Elite Four]] and {{pkmn|Champion}}s. Examples of this are Jasmine being friends with [[Erika]], Volkner being friends with {{EF|Flint}}, [[Brawly]] training with [[Bruno]], and most [[Unova]] Gym Leaders coming together to fight [[Team Plasma]]'s [[Seven Sages]].
In addition, some Gym Leaders may be required to use Pokemon different then their usual team, such as [[Cheren]] in {{2v2|Black|White|2}}. Due to their larger AI, Gym Leaders are also one of the few Trainers to employ the use of one or several [[Potion]] when battling. The use of a Potion is usually triggered by their Pokémon's HP falling into the red.
===Gym Trainers===