It confuses me a little... Do people in Pokemon know who is in the elite four and who is the champion?
First of all, when youre champion, no one seems to know. Youre exactly the same to them as when you werent.
There is a man in Fortree who says
>...I met this Trainer, Steven, when I was searching for rare stones. Hoo boy, he had some amazing Pokémon with him! They weren't just rare, they were trained to terrifying extremes! He might even be stronger than the Gym Leader in this town...
Obviously, if they knew he was champion, it would be pretty easy to figure out he was stronger than any gym leader. On the SS Tidal ship, where Drake of the elite four is, there is a boy who comments on him:
>There's a weird old guy at the front of the bow...
Which shows that he does not know who Drake is, nor that he is important.
However, there is a person in the Mauville Food Court that says
>One of the Elite Four is named Glacia, right? I've seen her eating ramen here before! She was slurping down her noodles at such an incredible pace that she was dripping with sweat!
Meaning he knows Glacia, and perhaps more of the Elite Four.
Has there ever been any solid proof in any games that say if they know or do not know who is in the elite four/champion?