Throughout the Pokemon world, there are these Pokemon gym leaders who serve as the gatekeepers for their regional Pokemon League region's championship. But how does being a gym leader work?

  • How does one become a Pokemon gym leader?
  • Is being a gym leader a full-time job?
  • If it is full-time, how are they paid?
  • What duties other than battling challengers do gym leaders have?
  • Where does the money for building and maintaining the pokemon gyms come from?
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    Please clarify - do you mean within the games, the cartoons (and which cartoon?), or one of the various manga series? Canon is different for each answer, and sometimes isn't fully explained (I don't beleive there is any explanation for these multiple different aspects of gym leadership in game canon)
    – Zibbobz
    May 23, 2014 at 16:48
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    @Zibbobz I don't really care which canon is used. If its different between sources, it would be interesting to see what the differences are. May 23, 2014 at 16:51
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    Their duties are to find the very best, like no one ever was.
    – Izkata
    May 23, 2014 at 20:39
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    Most of your questions are answered here; bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Gym_Leader
    – Valorum
    May 23, 2014 at 20:50
  • I suspect there are at least three separate questions in here (how do you become a leader; what do leaders do; how are the gyms maintained and funded). This site prefers multiple narrow questions to one broad one, so you may want to split this question up so it won't be closed as too broad.
    – KutuluMike
    May 24, 2014 at 16:12


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