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Hiker (Trainer class)

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やまおとこ Alpinist
Ruby Sapphire Hiker.png
Art from Ruby and Sapphire
Other names
Introduced in Generation I
Appears in Red, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, and LeafGreen
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Black and White, Black 2 and White 2
Stadium 2
Gender Male
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
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Anime debut Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden
TCG debut [[ (TCG)|]]
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Manga debut Black's First Trainer Battle (Adventures)

A Hiker (Japanese: やまおとこ Alpinist) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation I games. They appear as large men who (except in Generation III), have beards with a walking stick and hiking gear. In the first two generations, they appear to be wearing a hard hat for protection. On the following generations, they wear a hat more associated with alpinists instead, and also carry a large backpack.

They specialize in a combination of Fighting-, Ground-, and Rock-type Pokémon that are common in mountains and caves, such as Onix, Machop, and Geodude, although not all of them exclusively train those types.


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In the anime

Hiker in the anime

Ash battled a Hiker in the episode Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden. Bulbasaur defeated the Hiker's Rhyhorn but needed to be rushed to the Pokémon Center right after.

He later made cameos in The Rivals and You're a Star, Larvitar!.


On hand

Hiker's Rhyhorn
A Hiker's Rhyhorn made a brief appearance in Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden where it battled Ash and his Bulbasaur. Rhyhorn goes for a Take Down hurting it badly and creating a lump on Bulbasaur's head. Bulbasaur nearly faints and Ash tries to recall it but Bulbasaur does not want to. It uses Razor Leaf and then a Vine Whip fainting Rhyhorn in the end.

Rhyhorn made a cameo in The Rivals.

Rhyhorn's only known move is Take Down.

Debut Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Hiker Andy

Hiker Andy makes an appearance in Black's First Trainer Battle where he accepts a challenge from beginning Trainer Black. They have a Triple Battle and because of the heat emitted from Black's Tepig, Tep, Andy gets overheated and runs away to cool himself down with water. When Andy comes back, he becomes disheartened when he finds his Pokémon defeated by Black. Disappointed, he decides that he should quit being a Trainer, a decision that Black is shocked to hear.

Andy reveals to Black that when he was younger he wanted to challenge the Pokémon League, however, he has a weakness to heat and because of it he decided to not go through with it. Suddenly, the leftover flames made in the battle cause the whole field to catch ablaze. With Andy's help, Black is able to put all of the flames out. Black tells Andy that it was his Cottonee was the cause of the fire because it was trying to help its Trainer by trying to get over its weakness to Fire-type moves. Feeling happy over what his Pokémon would do for him, Andy is convinced by Black to start his dream once again and they say their goodbyes.


Andy's Blitzle
Blitzle was used against Black on Route 1. It put up a good fight at first, but was eventually defeated after Andy became dehydrated.

Blitzles's only known move is Tail Whip.

Debut Black's First Trainer Battle
Andy's Cottonee
Cottonee was used against Black on Route 1. It put up a good fight at first, but was eventually defeated after Andy became dehydrated. Andy initially assumed that because of his many losses, Cottonee didn't like him anymore and was avoiding him. However, it was revealed that Cottonee was only trying to get over its weakness to fire for its Trainer.

Cottonee's known moves are Razor Leaf and Cotton Spore.

Debut Black's First Trainer Battle
Andy's Roggenrola
Roggenrola was used against Black on Route 1. It put up a good fight at first, but was eventually defeated after Andy became dehydrated.

Roggenrola's only known move is Rock Slide.

Debut Black's First Trainer Battle

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Montagnard
Germany Flag.png German Wanderer
Italy Flag.png Italian Avventuriero
South Korea Flag.png Korean 등산가 (Deungsanga)
Spain Flag.png Spanish Montañero

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Kanto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*Bug CatcherBurglarCamper*ChampionGSCFRLGHGSS
ChannelerCue BallElite FourGSCFRLGHGSSEngineerFishermanGamer*GentlemanHikerJugglerLass
LeaderGSCFRLGHGSSPicnicker*Poké Maniac*PKMN TrainerGSCPsychicRivalRocker
Rocket Boss*FRLGHGSSSailorScientistSuper NerdSwimmerTamerTeam Rocket Grunt*Youngster
BoarderHGSSDouble TeamHGSSFirebreatherGSCHGSSGuitaristGSCHGSSMediumGSCHGSSPokéfanGSCHGSS
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
Beta Trainer class:
Sevii Islands Aroma LadyBikerBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCamperCool CoupleCooltrainerCrush Girl
Crush KinCue BallFishermanGentlemanHikerJugglerLadyLassPainterPicnickerPokéManiac
PKMN BreederPKMN RangerPsychicRuin ManiacScientistSis and BroSwimmerTamer
Team Rocket AdminTeam Rocket GruntTwinsTuberYoung CoupleYoungster
Only in Trainer Tower:
BeautyBurglarEngineerRockerSailorSuper Nerd
Johto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*BoarderBug CatcherBurglarCamper
ChampionExecutive*FirebreatherFisherman*GentlemanGuitaristHikerJugglerKimono GirlLass
LeaderMediumPicnickerPokéfanPoké Maniac*PKMN TrainerPoliceman*PsychicRivalSage
SailorSchool Kid*ScientistSkierSuper NerdSwimmerTeacherTeam Rocket Grunt*TwinsYoungster
Mystery ManCHGSS*
Double TeamHGSSElderHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Only in the Battle FrontierHGSS:

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollector
CowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdolJoggerLadyNinja Boy
Parasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN Ranger
RancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialite
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon

Hoenn Ace Trainer*Aqua AdminSEASAqua LeaderSEASAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack Belt
Bug CatcherBug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDragon TamerElite FourExpertFisherman
GentlemanGuitaristHex ManiacHikerInterviewersKindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREOR
Magma LeaderREORNinja BoyOld CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPoké FanPoké ManiacPokémon Ranger
Pokémon TrainerPokémon BreederPsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchoolkid*Sis and BroSwimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTeammates*TriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Ace DuoORASBrains & BrawnORASBackpackerORASDelinquentORASFairy Tale GirlORASFare PrinceORASFree DiverORAS
LorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORASScuba DiverORASSecret Base ExpertORAS
Secret Base TrainerORASSootopolitanORASStreet ThugORAS
Battle Frontier only:E
Arena TycoonDome AceFactory HeadPalace MavenPike QueenPyramid KingSalon Maiden
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:ORAS
ArtistBattle ChatelaineButlerChefFurisode GirlGarçonGardenerMadameMaidMonsieurOwnerPreschoolerPunk Girl
Punk GuyRising StarRoller SkaterSchoolboySchoolgirlScientistTouristVeteranWaitressWorker
Sinnoh Ace TrainerAroma LadyArtistBattle GirlBeautyBelle & PaBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCameraman
CamperChampionClownCollectorCommanderCowgirlCyclistDouble TeamDragon TamerElite Four
FishermanGalactic BossGalactic GruntGentlemanGuitaristHikerIdolInterviewersJoggerLadyLassLeader
Ninja BoyParasol LadyPicnickerPIPokéfanPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN Trainer
PolicemanPsychicRancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidScientistSkier
SocialiteSwimmerTower TycoonTuberTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoung CoupleYoungster
Arcade StarPtCastle ValetPtFactory HeadPtHall MatronPtMaidPt
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBeautyB2W2BikerBlack BeltBoss TrainerB2W2Champion
ClerkCyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGuitaristB2W2Harlequin
Nursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN TrainerPoliceman
PreschoolerPsychicRich BoyRoughneckSchool KidScientistSmasherSocialiteStrikerSubway Boss
SwimmerTeam PlasmaTeam Plasma GruntThe RichesBWTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
Pokéstar Studios Only:B2W2
A-list ActorActorActressBig StarCelebrityChic ActressChild StarComedianFine Actor
Movie StarNew ActressStar ActorSuit ActorUnique StarVeteran Star
Pokémon World Tournament Only:B2W2
Junior RepresentativeMaster RepresentativeSenior Representative
World ChampionWorld FinalistWorld Runner-up
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