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Pokémon Champion

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In the games
In {{2v2|Black|White}}, Cynthia tells the player that once every few years, the Champions from all the regions come together and battle to find the strongest among them. In the [[Pokémon World Tournament]] in {{2v2|Black|White|2}}, which takes place 2 years later, all the Champions the player battles in previous games participate in the [[Champions Tournament]]. This tournament does not include player characters, with the exception of {{ga|Red}}.
In {{pkmn|Sun and Moon|Sun, Moon}}, {{pkmn|Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon|Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon}}, the {{al|Pokémon League}} of [[Alola]], having just been established, has no Champion. Instead, [[Professor Kukui]] (the league's founder){{sup/7|SM}} or [[Hau]] (the player's rival){{sup/7|USUM}}, stands in as the final obstacle the player must overcome before becoming the league's first Champion. In another first for the series, the player can [[Pokémon League (Alola)/Title Defense|defend their title]] against challenges from non-player characters. The player keeps the nominal title of Champion even if defeated. Similarly, in [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!]], {{ga|Trace}} is the Champion of the Indigo Leauge at first, but loses his title to the player. In after defeating Lance in a [[rematch]], Trace will challenge the player as a normal Pokémon Trainer in an attempt to retake the title.
Known non-player Champions in the games:
{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background: #88a; border: 5px solid #88a"
! colspan="34" style="background:#{{kanto color light}}; color:#{{kanto color dark}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | {{color2|{{kanto color dark}}|Indigo League}}/{{color2|{{kanto color dark}}|Johto League}}
! colspan="2" style="background:#{{hoenn color light}}" | {{color2|{{hoenn color dark}}|Hoenn League}}
! style="background:#{{sinnoh color light}}" | {{color2|{{sinnoh color dark}}|Sinnoh League}}
|- style="background:#fff"
| {{Gameabbrev1|RGBY}}{{Gameabbrev3|FRLG}}
| {{Gameabbrev7|PE}}
| colspan=2 | {{Gameabbrev2|GSC}}{{Gameabbrev4|HGSS}}
| {{Gameabbrev3|RS}}{{Gameabbrev6|ORAS}}
|- style="background:#fff"
| {{color2|000|Blue (game)|Blue}}
| {{color2|000|Trace (game)|Trace}}
| {{color2|000|Lance|Lance}}
| {{color2|000|Red (game)|Red}}{{tt|*|As the former Champion of the Kanto region}}
<!--| {{color2|000|Trace|Trace}}-->
| {{color2|000|Steven Stone|Steven}}
| {{color2|000|Wallace|Wallace}}
|- style="background:#fff"
| [[File:FireRed LeafGreen Blue.png|150x150px]]
| [[File:Lets Go Pikachu Eevee Rival.png|150x150px]]
| [[File:HeartGold SoulSilver Lance.png|150x150px]]
| [[File:FireRed LeafGreen Red.png|150x150px]]
| style="{{roundybl|5px}}; background:#{{blue color}}" | {{color2|fff|Type|Various}}
| style="background:#{{green color}}" | {{color2|fff|Type|Various}}
| style="background:#{{dragon color}}" | {{color2|fff|Dragon (type)|Dragon}}
| style="background:#{{red color}}" | {{color2|fff|Type|Various}}