Janitor (Trainer class)

せいそういん Cleaner
Janitor Geoff Adventures.png
Geoff, the Janitor/president of the Battle Company, as seen in Pokémon Adventures
Other names
Introduced in Generation V
Appears in Black and White, Black 2 and White 2
Gender Male
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Anime debut [[]]
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Manga debut A Direct Attack and a Daunting Defense (Adventures)

A Janitor (Japanese: せいそういん Cleaner) is a type of Trainer class introduced in Generation V. They are old men dressed in green janitor outfits that hold mops. They could be considered a male counterpart of Maids.

Despite being cleaners, they tend to use Pokémon that represent filth, such as Trubbish and Koffing, as well as Pokémon that love to clean, such as Minccino. They mainly use Poison-type Pokémon. This may mean that they capture filthy Pokémon to remove them from the area. In the Battle Subway, they specialize in Pokémon sets meant for Double Battles, even in the Single Trains.


Spr BW Janitor.png Spr B2W2 Janitor.png
Sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Janitor OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation V

Pokéstar Studios

Spr B2W2 Haunted Janitor.png
Sprite as Haunted Man from
the Ghost Eraser Series

Trainer list

Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Black and White meet Janitor Geoff on the Skyarrow Bridge after being attacked by a mysterious Pokémon on their way to Castelia City. He berates the two for getting the bridge dirty and challenges Black to a battle. After losing, Geoff reveals that he is actually the president of the Battle Company, and that the Pokémon that had attacked them was the legendary Virizion.

At the Pokémon League, Logan teams up with several other Trainers Black met on his journey. Together, they face the Seven Sages in battle to rescue the kidnapped Gym Leaders. Eventually they succeed and proceed to help defeat the Team Plasma Grunts attacking the League.


Geoff's Trubbish
Trubbish the first Pokémon that Geoff is seen to own. It is used to battle Black and used its terrible smell to prevent his Pokémon from getting close to it. It was eventually defeated by Black's Tep after it managed to plug its nose to block the smell. At the Pokémon League, Trubbish was used to help rescue the kidnapped Gym Leaders. Once they succeeded, Trubbish helped fight the Team Plasma Grunts attacking innocent bystanders below.

Trubbish's known moves are Acid Spray and Clear Smog.

Debut A Direct Attack and a Daunting Defense
Geoff's Cinccino

Geoff's Cinccino
Minccino → Cinccino
Cinccino the second Pokémon that Geoff is seen to own that he's owned since it was a Minccino. It is used to help Geoff clean the bridge with its tail and was used to battle Black. Its fur prevented it from being hurt by Electric-type moves but was defeated once Black devised a technique to get around it.

Cinccino's only known move is Tail Slap.

Debut A Direct Attack and a Daunting Defense


  • Janitor Geoff in Pokémon Black and White gives an Exp. Share as a reward for being defeated in addition to the reward money. He says that as the president of the Battle Company, it is his duty. He also says he likes observing his employees while disguised.
  • The Janitor Trainer class is one of two classes who give out different amounts of monetary awards, with the other being the Clerk ♂ class. However, this is due to one Janitor being a company president in disguise, and the rest of the class are real janitors, obviously creating a fiscal mismatch between the two. On the other hand, the Clerk ♂ class has their socio-economic status divided by their sprites.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 清潔工人 Qīngjié Gōngrén
France Flag.png French Nettoyeur
Germany Flag.png German Hausmeister
Italy Flag.png Italian Netturbino
South Korea Flag.png Korean 청소부 Cheongsobu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Limpiador

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