Pokémon is a lifelong gift from Nintendo. There will always be a new Pokémon game to look forward to, with new adventures and familiar characters. Throughout the Anime, Trading Card Game, movies, toys, and the endless supply of new Pokémon games, there are worlds and characters that become part of our lives. As we grow up with Pokémon, we move on from only focusing on battles and growing berries, and realize new aspects of this beloved franchise— like how hot everyone is.
Sure, you have your nerdy bug trainers, beach bums, and old guys, but for the most part, all the Trainers and Gym Leaders you meet in the Pokémon Universe are gorgeous. 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.
No matter what games you have played or how big of a Pokémon fan you are, there is no denying that Nintendo has hit the mark with these hot, fantasy character designs and cool personalities. If you are looking for someone to lust after in the Pokémon world, there are plenty of options. Here are the Top 10 Hottest Gym Leaders you will encounter, and 5 of the most Gorgeous Trainers that Pokémon has to offer. Guaranteed you will be nursing a few crushed by the end of this list (if you weren't already).
15 Gym Leader: Skyla
Skyla is considered one of the hottest Gym Leaders in Pokémon across the board. Even outside the realm of Gym Leaders, she is one of the most outright provocative characters in the entire Pokémon Universe. Her tight outfit, long red hair, and seductive poses are as much a part of her personality as her skill in the gym.
Her strappy shorts and knee-high boots are a bold wardrobe choice. Her provocative poses and seductive dialogue don’t hurt, either. You will battle her in Black and White for the Jet Badge, and she will reward you with a TM for Acrobatics — if she’s flexible on top of all her sass and beauty, she is definitely the total package. Skyla is passionate about flying and airplanes. Taking a trip with her would be a bigger win than taking home another badge.
14 Gym Leader: Winona
Winona is the Gym Leader of the Fortree Gym, and you will battle her to win a Feather Badge. This is pretty fitting, considering Winona is gentle, sweet, and soft-spoken. Her lavender hair and ethereal presence give her a fairy vibe that only increases her beauty. She is known as the “Bird User Taking Flight into the World,” and she is as graceful as her beautiful flying Pokémon.
You can find her on top of a building at one point, and watch her hair blow in the wind. She might be gentle and graceful, but she has an element of danger and a desire to be closer to the sky that adds beauty and depth to her character. Your heart will soar for this beautiful Gym Leader, and one look from her would have you feeling light as a feather.
13 Trainer: Plumeria
Plumeria is a Team Skull Admin in Sun and Moon. Taking care of the entire team means she knows how to take charge and take care of business. She specializes in strong Poison Pokémon, but even the danger of getting close doesn’t take away from her hotness. She is a cyberpunk dream girl with her pink and yellow hair, strappy outfit, and bad attitude. She wears intense white eyeshadow, baggy pants, and team Skull accessories.
Couple that outfit with her insults and training skills, and you have the ultimate Pokémon bad girl. She is tough — and tough to beat. Her lower-belly pink skull tattoo is a win, too. She might seem a little dark for the sunny Alola region, but she lightens up at the end of the game. She is definitely one of the hottest trainers in the Pokémon Universe.
12 Gym Leader: Roxanne
Don’t need to say much here— Roxanne just rocks. She is the Gym Leader in Rustboro, where you will battle her rock-solid team to earn the Stone Badge. She shows up in multiple games. Between Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Black and White 2, and Omega Ruby and Sapphire, you have plenty of opportunities to see how cute she is.
She became a trainer to face off with different Pokémon and test her knowledge. She’s also a teacher at the Pokémon Trainer’s School. (She could probably teach you a thing or two outside of the Gym). Her pigtails are an instant win, and her rock-themed schoolgirl outfit backs it up. Roxanne is sweet, studious, and her striking red eyes make her one of the hottest girls in Hoenn.
11 Gym Leader: Flannery
Flannery is every Poké-Fan’s first crush. She’s the true Lady of Lavaridge Town, with no contest. Her low-riding jeans and cropped T-shirt put her on par with Spider-Man’s Mary Jane. Plus, who can resist a fiery red-head? She is a tough gym leader to beat, and she will come at you with a whole team of powerful Fire Types. Be ready, because her fiery temper is just as strong as her Pokémon. You can battle her for a Heat Badge, and you’ll get Overheat— which she might as well be using on you at this point.
You can blame it on the steam and the fact that she is literally under a volcano, but don’t lie to yourself, it’s all Flannery! Flannery is hotter than hot, and if there was an in-game option to hang out in her Hot Springs Gym after the match, we would all take it.
10 Trainer: Malva
Malva is a member of Team Flare, and she is definitely hot enough to be qualified for the job. She rocks pink hair and a tight, Harley Quinn style leather outfit that’s pretty irresistible. She’s a self-proclaimed star of the Holo-Caster and a famous news reporter, so you get to see a lot of her throughout the game.
She can definitely be mean, but her sarcasm, wit, and confidence just make her more attractive. She has a lot of personality and she isn’t afraid to be on top! Battling her in the Elite Four is a challenge, but she looks great when she’s winning. Plus, “Duchess Malva” definitely rolls off the tongue. She acts like royalty, too. Malva would dominate any relationship – but very few people would complain about that.
9 Gym Leader: Misty
We all fell in love with Misty in the Anime. She is spunky, feisty, and always trying to be the best! Even when she’s with her sisters (oh man, her sisters), she wants to be the best Water Pokémon trainer there is. In the game, she is a tough gym leader with an impressive team of Water Pokémon.
Her shorts, suspenders, and red hair are classic and awesome, but her gym leader outfit is great, too. A swimsuit paired with a jacket on this sweet Tomboy is better than a bikini any day. Misty is pretty young when she first appears in Red and Blue, but she is grown up in Silver and Gold, and gorgeous. She is a big fan of the Seafoam Islands and a romantic date spot in Cerulean City — is there anyone who would say no to a quick trip after getting a Cascade Badge?
8 Gym Leader: Brock
Every pre-teen watching Pokémon after school had a crush on Brock. He can cook, clean, take care of Pokémon, and is a powerful Gym Leader. What more could a girl want? He is the Gym Leader in Pewter City, and he is a powerful Pokémon Trainer. His all-star team of rare Rock Pokemon makes for a tough match, but underneath his hard exterior (and his puffy vest) Brock is caring and kind. He loves caring for injured and lost Pokémon, and always makes sure his friends are OK on the road.
He might have a thing for every Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny he sees, but his quirky behavior only adds to his charm. He is present in almost every Pokemon Game, which is plenty of time to gain a loyal following. He is known as the “Rock-Solid Pokémon Trainer,”
7 Trainer: Courtney
Courtney is a Magma Admin you will see a lot of in Ruby and Omega Ruby, as she works for the main villain, Team Magma. You will have plenty of time to get to know her. It helps that she is hard to miss in her knee-high red boots and her unique horned hood. If anyone can make a Team Magma uniform look great, it’s Courtney.
Courtney is also known for her bizarre behavior and speech patterns. She speaks with long pauses, like a robot, and it can get a little weird. Her personality and individuality shine through, though, and she is still undeniably attractive. She might be the enemy in the game, but she is so cute and fun that her evil laugh will seem like music to your ears every time she shows up to thwart your world-saving plans.
6 Gym Leader: Valerie
Valerie is the Laverre City Gym Leader in Pokémon X and Y. She is literally out of this world. Her ethereal outfit, complete with bright colors, wings, and a fantasy headpiece, matches perfectly qith her team of strong, magical Fairy Pokémon. Her fancy attire makes sense, she is an accomplished fashion designer, after all. She used to be a model (and could easily still be), which allows her to wear high heels and battle in her attractive outfit.
She has a deep appreciation for everything beautiful, and you will have a deep appreciation for how beautiful she is, too. With long black hair and the air of a true magical fairy, Valerie’s beauty is hard to miss. She will give you a Fairy Badge for beating her, but you might as well give it right back, because she is the true fairy.
5 Gym Leader: Elesa
If you don’t remember Elesa, you probably never played Black and White or Black 2 and White 2. She is one of the hottest and strongest gym leaders in the Unova Region, and she is unforgettable. She is the Gym Leader of the Nimbasa City Gym. Her beauty is as shocking as her team of competitive Electric Type Pokémon. She is a fashion model outside of the gym, and it is obvious from her fashionable outfit.
She could fill two entries, because in Black and White her appearance is totally different (but equally awesome) than when she appears in Black 2 and White 2. At first, she has short blond hair and headphones with long cords on the sides, which is really cool. In later appearances, she shows up with long black diamond-shaped pigtails, a colorful outfit, and futuristic headphones. Either way, she stands out from the crowd.
4 Trainer: Ghetsis
Ghetsis is one of the Seven Sages, and the primary antagonist of Black, White, Black 2 and White 2. He is the leader and mastermind behind Team Plasma. At first, Ghetsis is interested in stealing Pokémon for Team Plasma— but really, he is deceiving everyone and plans to be the only person to succeed. It is revealed that he plans to learn how to manipulate hearts, but that’s a skill he was born with so it seems redundant.
His red eyes are evil, but overall he is an attractive bad boy figure in the Pokemon Universe. When he returns from exile, he plans to freeze all of Unova to get his way. He has a bad temper, but the strength and power to back it up. As one of the most frightening and powerful leaders in Unova, he possesses a certain allure, even if he is evil and unstable.
but he would make a rock solid boyfriend, too.
3 Gym Leader: Korrina
Korrina is the Gym Leader in Shalour City, so get ready to rumble for your Rumble Badge. She shows up in Pokémon X and Y, and you won’t want to pull any punches when battling her team. You’ll have a hard time fighting off her fighting Pokémon, and your attraction to this cute Gym leader. Her little red and white dress and long blond hair are enough to win, but Korrina has one thing that sets her apart:
Korrina also loves to dress up in costumes (yes please). Her legs aren’t just great-looking, they are strong enough to shatter cave rocks with her signature axe-kick. As long as she doesn’t have to use that move on you, it’s pretty hot. When you first meet, her Lucario is drawn to your aura. Hopefully, that’s a good sign.
2 Gym Leader: Koga
Koga, known as the Poisonous Ninja Master, is the Gym Leader of the Fuschia City Gym, and later becomes a member of the Elite Four. As you travel through the Kanto region, you will eventually have to battle Koga for your Soul Badge. He is not an easy Gym Leader to face, and he will come at you with a powerful team of Poison Type Pokémon.
Koga is the full package: he is a powerful Trainer, crazy hot, and a trained Ninja. The most intriguing thing about Koga, however, is his dark side. He loves the pain that Poison Pokémon inflict on his enemies, and builds an elaborate maze of invisible walls to confuse Trainers trying to enter his Gym. Koga is dark and mysterious, but unlike his Pokémon, he won’t put you to sleep.
1 Trainer: Professor Kukui
Really, almost every Professor in Pokémon could be on this list. Why are they so attractive? Maybe it’s the lab coats. It might be, considering that is pretty much the only thing Professor Kukui wears. Lab coat, joggers, hat, abs, tan seems to be his professional attire. Shirts are for the folks who don’t live a stylish island life in Alola, I guess.
Kukui is an expert on Pokémon moves. As a trained professional wrestler, he probably has some moves of his own. Deep down, he is a good guy with big dreams. He wants to start Alola’s very own Pokémon League, and loves to help young trainers succeed. Unfortunately for us, he is married to Professor Burnet. Maybe he has a shirtless brother somewhere?