The new gym leaders include Cheran, a normal type pokémon trainer with a team of six situated in the southern western part of Unnova, of Aspertia City. Named due to his ability to keep the city and Floccesy Town under control during what is now known as the dark age. His team consists of Patrat; Lillipup; Minccino; Deerling: Teddiursa and Pidove. Each one bred down from a variety of pokémon, he once owned. He is the first pokémon trainer to be challenged. The second is Leanne, daughter of Roxanne the previous gym leader, she unlike her mum doesn’t have a speciality but uses pokémon from her surrounding location and uses local pokémon and has Magby; Snivy; Magnemite; Venipede; Jellicent and Aron.
The third is Lucy, a rather strong teenager, from Willow’s school she specialises with bug and poison type pokémon, she was named from Burgh, who found her to have the same love with bug pokémon as he does and a student from his art classes as well. She has Karrablast; Shelmet; Scolipede; Durant; Beedrill and Ariados. The fourth is Darren, he was named, and also still specialises with electric pokémon, and owns a fashion brand in Nimbasa City, which is also very popular. He has Jolteon; Ampharos; Zebstrika; Eelektrik; Manetric and Electrode. The fifth gym leader, previously known as Clay, he has now retired from his role full time, and is now the manager of his construction company, preferring to keep this role to his role as Gym Leader, now in Driftveil City, his son, now runs the gym, known for having an eye for the ladies, his name is Leeland, he has several strong pokémon including Hippowdon; Excadrill; Krookodile;Seismitoed; Swampert; and a Pupitar.
The sixth gym leader, previously Skyla, who sadly died during the dark ages, a self appointed young trainer who worked with Skyla, who is Celina, she continues to use flying type pokémon, as did her predecessor. Mistralton City is still a city surrounded by mountains, and large forests now, overgrown from the dark ages, she uses Mandibuzz; Unfezant; Archeops; Salamence; Skarmory and Swoobat.
The seventh previously Brycen before his retirement, now, it is closed permantly, given that Twist Mountain is unable to be climbed due to pokémon within the mountain, now abandoned by people, once a rich mining area. Also inaccessible from the other side due to the collapse of the Tubeline Bridge which has rusted and collapsed in many places. The seventh gym is now in the location of Humilau City, previously the eighth gym leader, now the location of the seventh badge. Now the new gym leader Adrian also known as Ady, is now a fire type gym leader, having been officially named, due to a lack of strong trainers within the area, he has Blaziken; Chandelure; Flareon; Magmortar; Simisear and Volcarona. The final gym leader is called Laura, the great grand-daughter of Drayden, and a notable and strong mixed speciality trainer, she has
The new E4 are also named with them either retired, or passed, and with the lack of a tournament of the league, this has become a brand new team, with the expection of Iris and have now been made as Rose, who specialises in Poison types, Hermione who specialises in Ice types, Jacob who specialises in Grass types and the final Lavender who specialises in Dark type pokémon. Each now have six pokémon for the challenge. Rose has Muk; Weezing; Skuntank; Amoongus; Tentacruel and Nidoking. Hermione has Glaceon; Vanilluxe; Beartic; Flosslass; Aurorus and Weavile. Jacob has Meganium; Maractus; Shiftry; Ferrothorn; Sawsbuck and Breloom. Lavender has Umbreon; Absol; Spiritomb; Bisharp; Hydreigon and Honchrow.