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Pokémon Trainer

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Background: We have Subway Bosses, Battle Chatelaines, and Battle Legends. Frontier Brains shouldn't be the only ones getting mentioned here.
Many towns have a [[Gym]] run by a strong and experienced Trainer known as a [[Gym Leader]]. Other Trainers may challenge a Gym Leader, and if the Gym Leader is defeated in battle, he or she awards them a [[Badge]]. However, in the [[Pokémon anime]], the Gym Leader may award the Trainer a Badge for other reasons, since the Badge is a symbol of the Trainer's skill. For example, {{Ash}} won several of his early Badges by refusing to take an unfair advantage or going out of his way to save a Gym, which proved himself as an exceptional Trainer outside of battle. In [[Alola]], each of the four islands has a [[Island Kahuna|Kahuna]] who may be challenged by traveling Trainers taking the [[island challenge]] after the completion of their island's trials.
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However, just as there are many Trainers with noble goals and lawful methods, there are also corrupt Trainers, including a number of [[villainous teams]] and {{pkmn|poacher}}s. These Trainers often use powerful Pokémon to take what they want and further their plans.