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Are the trainers in Pokemon gyms the leader's slaves?

#1pikachu6598Posted 7/2/2013 8:21:46 AM
Why do they just stand around in one spot day after day after day inside of a gym? Don't they have families? What business could they possibly have inside a gym doing anything other than challenging the gym leader? I know this is a video game, but it's still interesting to talk about these things.
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#2SlimeStackPosted 7/2/2013 8:23:35 AM
The phenomenon is hardly exclusive to gym trainers. 90% of NPCs don't stand anywhere near their homes.
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#3scrappybristolPosted 7/2/2013 8:25:06 AM
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#4pikachu6598(Topic Creator)Posted 7/2/2013 8:25:27 AM
SlimeStack posted...
The phenomenon is hardly exclusive to gym trainers. 90% of NPCs don't stand anywhere near their homes.


I know that but at least maybe they're bird-watching outside. What could you possibly be doing inside a gym.
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#5iKhanicPosted 7/2/2013 8:25:38 AM
Indentured servants. They get help from the Gym Leader in exchange for their servitude.
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#6Chaos GenesisPosted 7/2/2013 8:25:57 AM
pikachu6598 posted...
SlimeStack posted...
The phenomenon is hardly exclusive to gym trainers. 90% of NPCs don't stand anywhere near their homes.


I know that but at least maybe they're bird-watching outside. What could you possibly be doing inside a gym.


Training?
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#7KeeperOfShadowsPosted 7/2/2013 8:33:27 AM
Of course not! Trainers, regardless of status, can't legally enslave other people, only pokemon...
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#8Nightstar1994Posted 7/2/2013 8:49:29 AM
KeeperOfShadows posted...
Of course not! Trainers, regardless of status, can't legally enslave other people, only pokemon...


What about Elesa and Smogoon then?
#9KajagogoPosted 7/2/2013 9:17:06 AM
They are probably employees or students of the gym trainer.
#10KeeperOfShadowsPosted 7/2/2013 9:22:03 AM
Nightstar1994 posted...
KeeperOfShadows posted...
Of course not! Trainers, regardless of status, can't legally enslave other people, only pokemon...


What about Elesa and Smogoon then?


I don't think Elesa has enslaved Smogoon. Their love is mutual as far as I understand.
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