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This article is about the Trainer class. For the glitch type, see Pokémaniac (type).
Poké Maniac
かいじゅうマニア Monster Maniac
Spr HGSS Poké Maniac.png
Poké Maniac sprite from HeartGold and SoulSilver.
Other names PokéManiac
Introduced in Generation I
Appears in Red, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, and LeafGreen
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Stadium 2
Gender Male
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Bill, Kirk
Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut [[ (TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut {{{manga}}}

A Poké Maniac or PokéManiac (Japanese: かいじゅうマニア Monster Maniac) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation I games. They were originally presented as strange boys with long hair in trenchcoats. In Generation III, they were changed so that they became cosplayers dressing up in beast-like costumes.

As their Japanese name implies, they tend to use Pokémon in the Monster Egg Group—such as Lairon, Lickitung and Charmander.

Notable Poké Maniacs

Bill and his father are commonly referred to as Poké Maniacs.

In Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver, Kirk (known as Mania in Generation II), a Poké Maniac from Cianwood City, is well known for his arrogance. Hearing of this, Silver stole one of his two Pokémon, a Sneasel. Kirk begs the player to take Shuckie, his Shuckle, for safekeeping. Depending on how well Shuckie is treated, Kirk may or may not ask for Shuckie to be given back.


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Spr RG PokéManiac.png Spr GS PokéManiac.png Spr RS PokéManiac.png Spr FRLG PokéManiac.png Spr HGSS Poké Maniac.png S2 Pokémaniac.png S2 Pokémaniac alt.png
Sprite from
Red and Blue
Sprite from
Gold and Silver, and Crystal
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Portraits from
Stadium 2
PokéManiac I OD.png Fossil Maniac OD.png Super Nerd FRLG OD.png Poké Maniac OD.png
Overworld sprite from Generation I Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver

Trainer list

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Petashi from Pokémon Adventures

In the Black & White chapter, Petashi (Japanese: ペタシ Petashi), a boy wearing a Poké Maniac costume, appeared as a competitor in the quarterfinals of the Unova Pokémon League. In this round, he faces Cheren as his opponent, only to be quickly and easily defeated. Although Petashi congratulates Cheren for his victory, Cheren coldly ignores his praise and leaves to wait for his next match.

Despite this, Petashi keeps cheering Cheren on in his next match. He is soon approached by White, who asks him why he continues to support the one who beat him. Due to his inability to talk to girls, Petashi is immediately flustered by White's presence and runs off. After regaining some of his composure, he reveals that he wants Cheren to win simply because he lost to Cheren in their match.

During Black's battle with N, Petashi joins Cedric Juniper and Looker to assist their ally in battle. Since Black lost to Cheren, Petashi states that he wants to help the person who beat them person who beat him in battle. Although they attempt to attack N's Zekrom, it easily defeats their Pokémon and swats them away.


Here is a listing of Petashi's Pokémon.

Petashi's Maractus
Maractus is Petashi's first known Pokémon. It was first seen battling a Trainer's Seismitoad at the Unova Pokémon League and won.

None of Maractus's moves are known.

Debut Black & White chapter
Petashi's Deino
Deino is Petashi's second known Pokémon. It faced Cheren's Unfezant in the quarterfinals of the Unova League, but was easily defeated. During the battle with N, Deino was used to attack N's Zekrom, only to be easily swatted away and caught by its Trainer.

Deino's only known move is Bite.

Debut Black & White chapter


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 怪獸狂 Guàishòu Kuáng
France Flag.png French Pokémaniac
Germany Flag.png German Pokémaniac
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokéfanatico
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓몬 매니아 (Pocketmon Mania)
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokémaníaco

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
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