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Where do the gym leaders get the money to make there gyms?

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I mean some of the gyms are massive and have loads of equipment but I don't see any means that the city gets the money for them.

For example Volkner has giant gears and rotating platforms, but there isn't any sorces of funding for something that big. But in Orebrugh City, Roark has a tiny gym but actually could get some money to make it bigger from the mining business.

asked Mar 17, 2013 by Dupline
i dont know
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Ok so ♠Cmndr. Gresh♠ brought up some good points but I know the answer being that Gamefreak don't care how they make money. Why go into little details 1/100 people may want to know but is not even worth knowing? That said I can only assume it is funded by either the Pokemon league or the community.
This is what I found on Bulbapedia

Kaz Gym
This Gym in Dark City wanted to become an official Gym to earn money, but was rejected by the Pokémon League. It has Pokémon of various types, but its primary Pokémon is an Electabuzz. This Gym appears in Showdown at Dark City and is run by Kaz.
Yas Gym
This Gym in Dark City wanted to become an official Gym to earn money, but was rejected by the Pokémon League. The Gym Trainers specialize in Fighting but the Gym Leader's Pokémon is a Scyther. This Gym appears in Showdown at Dark City and is run by Yas.

So if we go by this source gyms make money by being official if you get what I mean. Not from outside sources like a mine or Elctricity plant. I can assume they are funded by the Pokemon League.

This is probably the most accurate answer you could get, that said it still is a bit of speculation though the source does back me up.

answered Mar 17, 2013 by Blobyolo
selected Mar 26, 2013 by Mewderator
A good point.
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For Volkner, I think he runs an electricity company that runs the city's power. Sunyshore City looks like it uses a lot of power.

I have no source, but this is my best guess as to how he got money to do this. I mean, you're supposed to guess on this right?

answered Mar 17, 2013 by [MEGA]StellarLucario
Yeah, I was just looking for suggestions. Thanks :)
Wait, in the anime didn't Ash once need to save a power plant from being destroyed? The one where ash got Torterra? That could be a way of getting money, right?
Definitely.