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Gym Leader

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Incidentally, all Gym Leaders since [[Flannery]] have appeared in at least one episode before Ash earned a Badge from them.
 
After Ash defeats them and wins a badge from these Gym Leaders, they rarely make an appearance afterwards, with the exception of those who choose to continue {{ashfr||travelling with him}} and their relations. These include:
 
* {{an|Misty}}, the Gym Leader of the [[Cerulean Gym]] was Ash's first travelling companion and stayed with him for nearly the entirety of the [[Original series]], before taking up the position of Gym Leader fulltime. While she was travelling with him, her [[Daisy|three]] [[Violey|elder]] [[Lily|sisters]] were in charge of the Gym.
 
* {{an|Brock}}, the former Gym Leader of the [[Pewter Gym]], who started travelling with Ash during the [[S01|first season]] of the Original series, in order to pursue his dream to become a [[Pokémon Breeder]]. He temporarily left Ash during the [[S02|Orange Island adventures]] to study under [[Professor Ivy]] but then 8reappears at the beginning of the [[S03|Johto League series]], and continues to travel with him all the way through the [[Advanced Generation series]] and the [[Diamond & Pearl series]]. At the end of the [[S13|Sinnoh League Victors season]] of the Diamond & Pearl series, Brock leaves the group, to pursue being a Pokémon doctor fulltime, as well as leaving the Gym to the eldest of his youngest brothers, [[Forrest]]. In Brock's absence, his father, [[Flint]] was the Gym Leader.
 
* {{an|Cilan}}, one of the three Gym Leaders of the [[Striaton Gym]], travelled with Ash throughout the entirety of the [[Best Wishes series]], having been inspired by Ash and wishing to improve his skills as a [[Pokémon Connoisseur]]. He then separates from Ash at the end of the [[S16|Pokémon BW: Adventures in Unova and Beyond]], to travel to Johto. In his absence, he left the Gym to his two brothers, [[Cilan]] and [[Cress]].
 
* {{an|Iris}}, the candidate for Gym Leader of the [[Opelucid Gym]], travelled with Ash while pursuing her dream to become a [[Type expert|Dragon Master]]. While Iris is technically not the Gym Leader, she is considered to be [[Drayden]]'s successor. She, like Cilan, travelled with Ash to throughout the Best Wishes series before leaving to Johto together with Cilan (though for different purposes).
 
* {{an|Clemont}}, the Gym Leader for the [[Lumiose Gym]], is travelling with Ash, having admired Ash's attitude as a trainer. They have thus far travelled all around Kalos together with his little sister, {{an|Bonnie}}, throughout the [[XY series]]. Clemont left the Gym in the hands of the artificial intelligence he invented, the robot, [[Clembot]].
 
After Ash gains his badge, the Gym Leaders rarely made any noticeable appearances outside of flashbacks, though there are some exceptions besides those who continue as his travelling companions:
 
* {{an|Giovanni}}, the former Gym Leader of [[Viridian Gym]] makes several small appearances throughout the series after Ash 'earned' the {{badge|Earth}}. However, after the Gym was destroyed after a mishap caused by the [[Team Rocket trio]], Giovanni, apparently lost his position as a Gym Leader, as [[Agatha]] of the [[Elite Four]] had to temporarily take his place.
 
==In the manga==
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