Even in retro Game Boy sprite form, all the characters have developed personalities. Fans have taken off with these super hot Gym Leaders and Trainers and produced enough Fan Fiction and Fan Art to rival the scope of the franchise itself. Guaranteed you will be nursing a few crushed by the end of this list if you weren't already.
Of course, not all Gym Leaders are created equal. Each League is designed so that the Gym Leaders get tougher to beat as the game goes on. This list only takes into account battles where the character actually holds the title of Gym Leader, and does not count rematches, tournaments, or special events. It does not include Elite Four or Champion challengers, as they are designed to be the most difficult battles in the game. Falkner is the first Gym Leader in the Johto region and is intended to be easy to defeat. He only has a Pidgey and a Pidgeotto; shockingly, neither of these are above a Level Roark is also the first Gym Leader in the Sinnoh region. He battles with a Geodude, an Onix, and a Cranidos. They mostly use attack moves, but it's important to note that Rock types inherently have a higher defense stat.
A single character may appear in multiple continuities, sometimes in the same basic role e. Giovanni and sometimes in very different roles e. Names in bold are the names from the English language versions of the video games or anime. Names within parentheses in plain text are the anglicized form of the characters' original Japanese language name if different from the English language version. Italicized names are the romanized version of the Japanese language name if different from the anglicized version. The protagonist of the video games can be renamed by the player, but each has an array of default names. Each video game will have one or more rivals. Some rivals can be renamed, while some rivals cannot. They roughly correspond to several other characters in the anime and the manga. In the more recent games Sun and Moon onward the rival will pick the starter with a type disadvantage against the player, most likely to make the rival battles easier.
After months away from this app, I'm finally back and with a new Top X List. Whether it's their fighting style or character design, these girls are hard to look by, so I'll be listing my favorite female gym leaders who stood out to me the most. So it might not match with your own top favorites, but that's okay! Thank you!