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Ninja Boy (Trainer class)

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Ninja Boy
ニンジャごっこ Make-believe Ninja
Spr DP Ninja Boy.png
Ninja Boy sprite from Generation IV
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, and LeafGreen
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Gender Male
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Anime debut [[]]
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A Ninja Boy (Japanese: ニンジャごっこ Make-believe Ninja) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation III games. They appear as little boys dressed as ninjas. They conceal themselves in the landscape and ambush passing Trainers.

They specialize in a combination of Poison-type Pokémon, Nincada and Ninjask.


Spr RS Ninja Boy.png Spr DP Ninja Boy.png
Image from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Image from
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Ninja Boy RSE OD.png Ninja Boy OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver

Trainer list

Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

Pokémon Diamond/Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Ninja Boy in Pokémon Adventures

A Ninja Boy makes a cameo while the main characters visit Veilstone City. He first appears in Magnificent Meditite & Really Riolu I. He was supposed to challenge Maylene but she mixed the Ninja Boy and his friends with the three main characters, due to the main characters possessing an item that made landing attacks easier she had heard the kids talking about.


  • Hoenn Ninja Boys have Asian name derivations, while Sinnoh Ninja Boys have European names. The same thing happens to Black Belts.
  • The way the Generation IV Ninja Boys hold their Poké Balls may be a reference to the popular manga series, Naruto. The titular character's signature move, the Rasengan, is a sphere of energy held in the same way while it is being formed.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 忍者小子 Rěnzhě Xiǎozi
France Flag.png French Ninja Fan
Germany Flag.png German Ninjajunge
Italy Flag.png Italian Ninja Boy
Spain Flag.png Spanish Chico ninja

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
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
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