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ギャンブラー Gambler
Spr DP PI.png
PI sprite from Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Other names Gambler (Generation I)
Gamer (Generation III)
Introduced in Generation I
Appears in Red, Blue, and Yellow
FireRed and LeafGreen
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Gender Male
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members {{{members}}}
Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut Fossil
TCG card Gambler
Manga debut {{{manga}}}

A Gambler, Gamer, or PI (Japanese: ギャンブラー Gambler) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation I games. They are generally depicted as old men with dice and a dice cup. In Generation IV, they are young men in trenchcoats with coins.

In the past, they were known as Gamblers, but this was changed to Gamer in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. This occasionally caused slight problems, such as in FireRed and LeafGreen when a Gamer describes himself as a "rambling, gaming dude" instead of a "rambling, gambling dude." In the English releases of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, they are called PIs, likely because of the trenchcoat's stereotypical association with detectives allowing for easy censorship, but all their dialogue still revolves around gambling. PIs can also appear in Johto's Battle Frontier.

They use various Pokémon, but tend to rely on luck rather than skill. They mostly use one-hit KO moves such as Horn Drill, along with moves that also knock out the user but not always the opponent, such as Explosion.


Spr RG Gambler.png Spr FRLG Gamer.png Spr DP PI.png
A Gambler from
Red and Blue
A Gamer from
FireRed and LeafGreen
A PI from
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Gambler OD.png Old man III OD.png Rich Boy IV OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver

Trainer list

Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow

Pokémon FireRed/LeafGreen

Pokémon Diamond/Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

In the TCG

There is a card called Gambler in the Fossil expansion of the TCG. It causes the user to shuffle their hand into their deck, then, depending on the flip of a coin, they draw either 1 or 8 cards.

In other languages

Language Title
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Gokker (TCG)
France Flag.png French Croupier
Germany Flag.png German Spieler
Italy Flag.png Italian Rischiatutto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 갬블러 (Gambler)
Spain Flag.png Spanish Jugador (I)
Jugón (III / IV)

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:
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

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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