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Former Gym Leaders
There have been many Trainers that were once Gym Leaders but later left the position because of various reasons, including losing a fight for the town's Gym and surrendering the position for another family member. The following is a listing of former Gym Leaders.
|Gym Leader||City||Type specialty||Notes|
|Kiyo||Saffron City||Fighting||Gym Leader prior to a battle with Sabrina|
|Flannery's grandfather||Lavaridge Town||Unknown*||Known as Mr. Moore in the anime|
|Falkner's father||Violet Gym||Flying||Known as Walker in Pokémon Adventures|
|Koga||Fuchsia City||Poison||Gym Leader in Generations I and III, currently an Elite Four member|
|Giovanni||Viridian City||Ground||Gym Leader in Generations I and III|
|Wallace||Sootopolis City||Water||Gym Leader in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire|
|Cilan, Chili, Cress||Striaton City||Grass, Fire, Water||Gym Leaders in Pokémon Black and White|
|Lenora||Nacrene City||Normal||Gym Leader in Pokémon Black and White|
|Brycen||Icirrus City||Ice||Gym Leader in Pokémon Black and White|
|Iris||Opelucid City||Dragon||Gym Leader in Pokémon White, currently the Champion of the Unova League, only true for the White canon|
|Drayden||Opelucid City||Dragon|| Exclusive to the Pokémon Adventures manga canon, replaced by Iris, will consider becoming a Gym Leader again in the future,|
presumably a Gym Leader again after Iris became Champion
|Aaron||Unknown||Bug||Currently an Elite Four member|
|Flint||Pewter City||Rock||Anime-exclusive; Gym Leader before Brock; co-led with Lola after Brock left until the position was passed to Forrest|
|Lola||Pewter City||Water||Anime-exclusive; co-led with Flint after Brock left until the position was passed to Forrest|
|Gym Leader||Blackthorn Gym||Unknown*||Anime-exclusive; original Gym Leader until his passing|
|Opal||Ballonlea||Fairy||Eventually scouted Bede to be her successor|
|Piers||Spikemuth||Dark||Eventually replaced by Marnie|
In the anime, Byron was previously the Oreburgh Gym Leader before he was the Canalave Gym Leader.
Riley was offered a position to be a Gym Leader but declined.
Juan was formerly the Sootopolis Gym Leader and was taken over by Wallace but he later took back his position as Gym Leader when Wallace was Champion.