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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||Fuschia 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|
|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|
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.