Meet Our Gym Leaders

Ace

An unlucky gambler

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  • Type: Dark
  • Signature Pokémon: Absol, Alolan Persian
  • Lucky Number: 3

Using his skill with numbers, Ace has been helping keep the TRAZ league organized. He is new to the Arizona region, and considers the chance to work with the league one of his few lucky breaks. Overcome a game of chance to beat him at his own game and earn the Suit Badge.

Professor Plum

A professional toxicologist

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  • Type: Poison
  • Signature Pokémon: Crobat, Amoongus
  • Favorite Candy: Kit Kat bars

One of the founders of the TRAZ league. Years of working with toxic chemicals have made him a bit eccentric, but that hasn’t changed his battling skill. Defeat him for the Toxicology Badge, and a grade on your creativity and performance.

Kayn Coldsteel

An iron-hearted vigilante

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  • Type: Steel
  • Signature Pokémon: Aegislash, Bisharp
  • Favorite Band: Three Days Grace

Everyone loves a good anti-hero, and Kayn is about as edgy and brooding as they come. He constantly seeks out strong opponents to battle for the chance to improve his skills as a trainer. Battle his team of titanic Pokémon and see if you have what it takes to earn the Edge Badge.

Priest Solbrann

A fiery fanatic

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  • Type: Fire
  • Signature Pokémon: Torkoal, Volcarona
  • Preferred Light Source: The Sun

Priest Solbrann has come from a faraway region to spread the light of the Sun. He spent a good portion of his youth staring at it, without being rendered blind to its image. After learning different ways that fire can burn, perhaps you can stand a chance at earning the Solar Badge.

Joe Jitsu

A fighting game enthusiast

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  • Type: Fighting
  • Signature Pokémon: Lucario, Scrafty
  • Assist Style: Direct Tilt-Up

Raised in the arcade, Joe Jitsu brings his unique gaming skills to his Pokémon battling style. His competitive nature suits him well as a gym leader, even while he’s calling out command inputs instead of moves. If you think you can beat his Shoryuken you’ll earn yourself a Scuffle Badge.

Dagor Bragollach

A draconian capitalist

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  • Type: Dragon
  • Signature Pokémon: Salamence, Dragonite
  • Favorite Thing: Money

Dagor is a successful entrepreneur, who decided that investing in a Pokémon league is a sound business decision. Instead of only fighting against him, you’ll need to also fight two of his allies or—worse—two of your friends in a Battle Royal. Prove your greed is the strongest to claim the Avarice Badge.

Mr. Grimwald

A melancholy cashier

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  • Type: Ghost
  • Signature Pokémon: Gengar, Dusclops
  • Price matching options: None

Mr. Grimwald has a special connection to ghost types, as his retail job leaves him dead inside. He can only come to league events that don’t conflict with his overtime shifts at the Thrifty Megamart. Best his team to check out with the Paranormal Badge.

Feathers Ruffleston

A... penguin?

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  • Type: Ice
  • Signature Pokémon: Alolan Ninetales, Alolan Sandslash
  • Favorite Snack: Sardines

Since escaping the local zoo, Ruffleston has proven himself to be an extremely capable battler. Disregarding the legality of having a penguin as a gym leader, he’s too adorable to give up. Put his team on ice to be rewarded by the Sardine Badge.

Bellatrix Stella

Astral Seer

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  • Type: Psychic
  • Signature Pokémon: Starmie, Eclipseon
  • Favorite Scientific Study: Astrology

Bellatrix was born from the stars, as they produce all elements necessary for life, and thus has an enhanced connection to her astral soul. The stars foretell all things, and whispered through the night sky that this league is a central point in the great constellation of her interstellar journey. If the heavens so decree, you will receive from her the Stars Badge.

Sergeant Verde

A Verdant Veteran

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  • Type: Grass
  • Signature Pokémon: Cradily, Gourgeist
  • Favorite Drink: Cacturne Juice

Sergeant Verde’s loyalty to grass types stems from his time in the war, when a group of them saved him when he got lost getting to the mess hall. In his own words, pokemon spans many generations, and it is essential to learn where it has started, to master what it has become, and to prepare for what it might be. Thus, battling him will teach you about the history of war, and is how you can earn the Roots Badge.

Amoré

Humanity’s Biggest Star™

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  • Type: Fairy
  • Signature Pokémon: Primarina, Gardevoir
  • Current Follower Count: On the decline after his last film flopped

Amoré was on set when he heard news of a nearby Pokémon league, and decided he couldn't just be a popular movie star. He had to be the most popular gym leader in it as well! Massage his ego a bit by taking a selfie with him, and he'll review your stage presence during a single or double battle (along with a chance for the Spotlight Badge!)