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'''Trainer classes''' are the types of [[Pokémon Trainer]]s one can battle in all [[main series]] Pokémon games. They come in different varieties and sprites which describe their occupation, estimated age, and sometimes what Pokémon they train. For example, a [[Psychic (Trainer class)|Psychic]] is a young adult with telekinetic powers who train {{type2|Psychic}} Pokémon. All Trainer classes have overworld or field sprites that sometimes may be used for non-Trainers. Unlike in-battle sprites, overworld sprites may be shared between multiple Trainer classes such as the [[Ace Trainer]] overworld sprite, which is shared with [[Dragon Tamer]]s and [[Pokémon Ranger (Trainer class)|Pokémon Ranger]]s. Notable Trainer classes, such as Gym Leaders, have unique sprites between each individual one. Trainer classes can be combined in certain [[double battle]]s; for example a [[Crush Girl]] and a [[Black Belt (Trainer class)|Black Belt]] can team up to form a [[Crush Kin]]; however, special names for different Trainer classes in a double battle may not always happen.
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:''For the character in [[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]] referred to as "Pokémon Trainer," see [[Red (game)]].''
==Generation I==
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* [[Beauty]]
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[[Image:Pokemon trainers.jpg|thumb|Pokémon Trainers: {{ga|Brendan}}, {{ga|May}}, {{ga|Blue}}, a [[Team Magma]] grunt, and a [[Team Aqua]] grunt.]]
* [[Biker]]
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A '''Pokémon Trainer''' (Japanese: '''ポケモントレーナー''' ''Pokémon Trainer'') is a person who {{pkmn2|captured|catches}}, {{pkmn|training|trains}}, cares for and {{pkmn|battle}}s with Pokémon. The majority of people within the known [[Pokémon world]] are all Trainers.
* [[Bird Keeper]]
 
* [[Black Belt (Trainer class)|Black Belt]]
 
* [[Boss]]**
 
* [[Bug Catcher]]
 
* [[Burglar]]
 
* [[Champion]]*
 
* [[Channeler]]
 
* [[Cool Trainer|Cooltrainer]]
 
* [[Cue Ball]]
 
* [[Elite Four]]*
 
* [[Engineer]]
 
* [[Fisherman]]
 
* [[Gamer|Gambler]]
 
* [[Gentleman]]
 
* [[Hiker]]
 
* [[Camper|Jr. Trainer♂]]
 
* [[Picnicker|Jr. Trainer♀]]
 
* [[Juggler]]
 
* [[Lass]]
 
* [[Leader]]*
 
:[[Gym Leader]]
 
* [[PokéManiac]]
 
* [[Pokémon Trainer]]
 
* [[Psychic (Trainer class)|Psychic]]
 
* [[Rival]]*
 
* [[Rocker]]
 
* [[Team Rocket Grunt|Rocket]]
 
* [[Sailor]]
 
* [[Scientist]]
 
* [[Super Nerd]]
 
* [[Swimmer]]
 
* [[Tamer]]
 
* [[Youngster]]
 
   
===Beta Trainer Class===
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==Background==
* [[Chief]]
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Many Trainers leave home at about the age of ten, sometimes accompanied with a [[starter Pokémon]] obtained from a [[Pokémon professor]]. Many will travel around one or more [[region]]s, doing such things as gathering information for a [[Pokédex]], perfecting their technique, collecting [[badge]]s, and working to become a [[Pokémon master]]. No matter what their specialties or aims, there is one code that they all follow - when two Trainers make eye contact, they must have a battle.
* [[Pokémon Professor|Pokémon Prof.]]**
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[[Image:SugimoriTrainers.png|thumb|left|Trainers from different classes: A [[Team Rocket Grunt|Grunt]], a [[Lass]], and a [[Bug Catcher]]]]
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Pokémon Trainers come in all sorts of [[Trainer class|classes]]: [[Youngster]]s tend to stay close to home, and [[Bug Catcher]]s swarm about the {{t|Bug}}-filled forests; [[Hiker]]s traverse mountains and caves, and [[Cool Trainer]]s aspire to compete in the [[Pokémon League]]. A Trainer's class may reflect their Pokémon of choice, the areas they prefer, their technique, and their level of skill; however, even among their classes, Trainers may vary greatly.
   
(* Trainer class unnamed until Generation II)
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Many towns have a [[Gym]] run by a strong and experienced Trainer known as a [[Gym Leader]]. Other Trainers may challenge a Gym Leader, and if the Gym Leader is defeated in battle, he or she awards them a Pokémon League [[badge]]. However, the Gym Leader may award the Trainer a badge for other reasons, since the badge is a symbol of the Trainer's skill. For example, [[Ash Ketchum]] won several of his early badges by refusing to take an unfair advantage or going out of his way to save a gym, which proved himself as an exceptional Trainer outside of battle.
(** Trainer class unnamed until Generation III)
 
   
==Generation II==
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Above the level of Gym Leaders are the [[Elite Four]] Trainers and {{pkmn|champion|Pokémon League champions}}. There are also a special class of Trainers known as the [[Frontier Brain]]s, but they are unique to {{game|Emerald}} and {{game|Platinum}}, and part of a privately owned institution known as the [[Battle Frontier]], and so may not be recognized by the League. These Trainers are considered the cream of the crop, and can only be challenged if a Trainer has met requirements such as winning eight badges. Should a Trainer defeat other Trainers at this level, it is not uncommon for him or her to be offered a place in these high ranks.
===Gold/Silver===
 
* [[Boarder]]
 
* [[Firebreather]]
 
* [[Guitarist]]
 
* [[Kimono Girl]]
 
* [[Medium]]
 
* [[Officer]]
 
* [[PokéFan]]
 
* [[Rocket Executive]]
 
* [[Team Rocket Grunt|Rocket Grunt]]
 
* [[Sage]]
 
* [[School Kid|Schoolboy]]
 
* [[Skier]]
 
* [[Teacher]]
 
* [[Twins]]
 
   
===Crystal===
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However, just as there are many Trainers with noble goals and lawful methods, there are also corrupt Trainers, including a number of [[villainous team]]s. These Trainers often use powerful Pokémon to take what they want and further their plans.
* [[Mysticalman]]
 
   
==Generation III==
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== Super Smash Bros. Brawl ==
===Ruby/Sapphire===
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{{main|Red (game)#In the Super Smash Bros. series|Red}}
* [[Aqua Admin]]
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*There is a {{player|playable character}} called "Pokémon Trainer" in the game [[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]. His appearance is based on {{ga|Red}}'s [[Generation III]] design, and he uses members of the [[evolution]] families of the [[Kanto]] {{pkmn2|starter}}s to battle against the others.
* [[Aqua Leader]]
 
* [[Aroma Lady]]
 
* [[Battle Girl]]
 
* [[Bug Maniac]]
 
* [[Collector]]
 
* [[Dragon Tamer]]
 
* [[Expert]]
 
* [[Hex Maniac]]
 
* [[Interviewer]]
 
* [[Kindler]]
 
* [[Lady]]
 
* [[Magma Admin]]
 
* [[Magma Leader]]
 
* [[Ninja Boy]]
 
* [[Old Couple]]
 
* [[Parasol Lady]]
 
* [[Pokémon Ranger (Trainer class)|Pokémon Ranger]]
 
* [[Pokémon Breeder]]
 
* [[Rich Boy]]
 
* [[Ruin Maniac]]
 
* [[School Kid|Female School Kid]]
 
* [[Sis and Bro]]
 
* [[Sr. and Jr.]]
 
* [[Team Aqua Grunt]]
 
* [[Team Magma Grunt]]
 
* [[Triathlete]]
 
* [[Tuber]]
 
* [[Winstrate family|Winstrate]]
 
* [[Young Couple]]
 
   
===FireRed/LeafGreen===
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==Trivia==
* [[Cool Couple]]
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* For ''[[DP005|Gettin' Twiggy With It!]]'', [[Professor Oak's lecture]] is about the Pokémon Trainer. He writes this [[Pokémon senryū]] about it: さあ10さい ぼくもわたしも トレーナー ''Sā jussai, boku mo watashi mo torēnā.'' "Ah, the age 10; we will all be Trainers."
* [[Crush Girl]]
 
* [[Crush Kin]]
 
* [[Painter]]
 
   
===Emerald===
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===In other languages===
* [[Arena Tycoon Greta|Arena Tycoon]]
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*Chinese (Cantonese): 寵物小精靈訓練員 (''Chungmatsiujingling Fanlinyuen'')
* [[Dome Ace Tucker|Dome Ace]]
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*Chinese (Mandarin): 神奇寶貝訓練師 (''Shénqíbaǒbeì Xùnliànshī'')
* [[Factory Head]]
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*French: ''Dresseur Pokémon''
* [[Palace Maven Spenser|Palace Maven]]
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*German: ''Pokémon-Trainer''
* [[Pike Queen Lucy|Pike Queen]]
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*Italian: ''Allenatore di Pokémon''
* [[Pyramid King Brandon|Pyramid King]]
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*Korean: 포켓몬 트레이너 (''Pocketmon Trainer'')
* [[Salon Maiden Anabel|Salon Maiden]]/[[Tower Tycoon]]
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*Polish: ''Trener Pokémonów''
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*Portuguese: ''Treinador Pokémon''
===Colosseum/XD===
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*Spanish: ''Entrenador Pokémon''
* [[Area Leader]]
 
* [[Athlete]]
 
* [[Bandana Guy]]
 
* [[Bodybuilder]]
 
* [[Casual dude|Casual Dude]]
 
* [[Casual guy|Casual Guy]]
 
* [[Chaser]]
 
* [[Cipher (class)|Cipher]]
 
* [[Cipher Admin]]
 
* [[Cipher Cmdr]]
 
* [[Cipher Head]]
 
* [[Cipher Peon]]
 
* [[Cipher R&D]]
 
* [[Curmudgeon]]
 
* [[Deep King]]
 
* [[Fun Old Lady]]
 
* [[Fun Old Man]]
 
* [[Glasses Man]]
 
* [[Grand Master (XD)|Grand Master]]
 
* [[Guy (Trainer class)|Guy]]
 
* [[Hunter]]
 
* [[Kaminko Aide]]
 
* [[Lady in Suit]]
 
* [[Matron]]
 
* [[Miror B.Peon]]
 
* [[Mt.BtlMaster]]
 
* [[Mystery Troop]]
 
* [[Myth Trainer]]
 
* [[Navigator]]
 
* [[Newscaster]]
 
* [[Pregymleader]]
 
* [[Rider]]
 
* [[Robo Groudon]]
 
* [[Rogue]]
 
* [[Roller Boy]]
 
* [[Shady Guy]]
 
* [[Spy]]
 
* [[St.Performer]]
 
* [[Supertrainer]]
 
* [[Team Snagem (Trainer class)|Team Snagem]]
 
* [[Snagem Head]]
 
* [[Thug]]
 
* [[VR Trainer]]
 
* [[Wanderer]]
 
* [[Worker (Colosseum)|Worker]]
 
 
==Generation IV==
 
===Diamond/Pearl===
 
* [[Artist]]
 
* [[Belle & Pa]]
 
* [[Cameraman]]
 
* [[Clown]]
 
* [[Commander]]
 
* [[Cowgirl]]
 
* [[Cyclist]]
 
* [[Double Team (Trainer class)|Double Team]]
 
* [[Galactic Grunt]]
 
* [[Galactic Boss]]
 
* [[Idol]]
 
* [[Jogger]]
 
* [[Poké Kid]]
 
* [[Rancher]]
 
* [[Reporter]]
 
* [[Socialite]]
 
* [[Veteran]]
 
* [[Waiter]]
 
* [[Waitress]]
 
* [[Worker]]
 
 
===Pokémon Battle Revolution===
 
* [[Bug-Catching Man]]
 
* [[Challenger]]
 
* [[Close Siblings]]
 
* [[Colosseum Leader]]
 
* [[Colosseum Master]]
 
* [[Cool Beauty]]
 
* [[Cute Maniac]]
 
* [[Electrifying Guy]]
 
* [[Future Girl]]
 
* [[Girl In Love]]
 
* [[Hardheaded Girl]]
 
* [[High-Tech Maniac]]
 
* [[Hiking Club Member]]
 
* [[Hiking Girl]]
 
* [[Icy Guy]]
 
* [[Joe Groupie]]
 
* [[Leader-in-Training]]
 
* [[Little Queen]]
 
* [[Lone Wolf]]
 
* [[Mature Couple]]
 
* [[May-December Couple]]
 
* [[Muddy Boy]]
 
* [[Ordinary Guy]]
 
* [[Ordinary Lady]]
 
* [[Passionate Man]]
 
* [[Passionate Rider]]
 
* [[Picnic Girl]]
 
* [[Pikachu Fan]]
 
* [[Poison Tongue Boy]]
 
* [[Pokétopia Master]]
 
* [[Sashay Fan Club]]
 
* [[Sci-Fi Maniac]]
 
* [[Shocking Girl]]
 
* [[Sightseer]]
 
* [[Steel Spirit]]
 
* [[Stubborn Boy]]
 
* [[Swimming Champ]]
 
* [[Swimming Club Member]]
 
* [[Three Brothers]]
 
* [[Three Sisters]]
 
* [[Tomboy]]
 
* [[Traveling Guy]]
 
* [[Traveling Lady]]
 
* [[Twin Brothers]]
 
* [[Twin Sisters]]
 
* [[Youthful Couple]]
 
===Platinum===
 
*[[Maid]]
 
*[[Arcade Star]]
 
*[[Castle Butler]]
 
*[[Stage Madonna]]
 
   
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==See also==
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* [[Trainer class]]
   
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{{league}}
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{{Project Class notice}}
 
{{Project Class notice}}
[[Category:Lists]]
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[[Category:Pokémon world]]
[[Category:Trainer classes|*]]
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[[Category:Terminology]]
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[[Category:Trainer classes]]
   
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[[pt:Treinador Pokémon]]

Revision as of 20:28, 21 June 2009

For the character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl referred to as "Pokémon Trainer," see Red (game).

File:Pokemon trainers.jpg
Pokémon Trainers: Brendan, May, Blue, a Team Magma grunt, and a Team Aqua grunt.

A Pokémon Trainer (Japanese: ポケモントレーナー Pokémon Trainer) is a person who catches, trains, cares for and battles with Pokémon. The majority of people within the known Pokémon world are all Trainers.

Background

Many Trainers leave home at about the age of ten, sometimes accompanied with a starter Pokémon obtained from a Pokémon professor. Many will travel around one or more regions, doing such things as gathering information for a Pokédex, perfecting their technique, collecting badges, and working to become a Pokémon master. No matter what their specialties or aims, there is one code that they all follow - when two Trainers make eye contact, they must have a battle.

Trainers from different classes: A Grunt, a Lass, and a Bug Catcher

Pokémon Trainers come in all sorts of classes: Youngsters tend to stay close to home, and Bug Catchers swarm about the Bug-filled forests; Hikers traverse mountains and caves, and Cool Trainers aspire to compete in the Pokémon League. A Trainer's class may reflect their Pokémon of choice, the areas they prefer, their technique, and their level of skill; however, even among their classes, Trainers may vary greatly.

Many towns have a Gym run by a strong and experienced Trainer known as a Gym Leader. Other Trainers may challenge a Gym Leader, and if the Gym Leader is defeated in battle, he or she awards them a Pokémon League badge. However, the Gym Leader may award the Trainer a badge for other reasons, since the badge is a symbol of the Trainer's skill. For example, Ash Ketchum won several of his early badges by refusing to take an unfair advantage or going out of his way to save a gym, which proved himself as an exceptional Trainer outside of battle.

Above the level of Gym Leaders are the Elite Four Trainers and Pokémon League champions. There are also a special class of Trainers known as the Frontier Brains, but they are unique to Pokémon Emerald and Pokémon Platinum, and part of a privately owned institution known as the Battle Frontier, and so may not be recognized by the League. These Trainers are considered the cream of the crop, and can only be challenged if a Trainer has met requirements such as winning eight badges. Should a Trainer defeat other Trainers at this level, it is not uncommon for him or her to be offered a place in these high ranks.

However, just as there are many Trainers with noble goals and lawful methods, there are also corrupt Trainers, including a number of villainous teams. These Trainers often use powerful Pokémon to take what they want and further their plans.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Main article: Red

Trivia

In other languages

  • Chinese (Cantonese): 寵物小精靈訓練員 (Chungmatsiujingling Fanlinyuen)
  • Chinese (Mandarin): 神奇寶貝訓練師 (Shénqíbaǒbeì Xùnliànshī)
  • French: Dresseur Pokémon
  • German: Pokémon-Trainer
  • Italian: Allenatore di Pokémon
  • Korean: 포켓몬 트레이너 (Pocketmon Trainer)
  • Polish: Trener Pokémonów
  • Portuguese: Treinador Pokémon
  • Spanish: Entrenador Pokémon

See also


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Participation
TrainerBattleGym Leaders
GymsBadgesHall of Fame
Championship matches
Elite FourOrange League
Pokémon World Tournament
Pokémon League Conferences
IndigoSilverEver Grande
Lily of the ValleyVertress
Pokémon League locations
Indigo PlateauPummelo Stadium*Mt. Silver*
Ever GrandePokémon League*/Lily of the Valley*
Pokémon League*/Vertress*Pokémon League
Regional Pokémon Leagues
IndigoOrange*JohtoHoenn
SinnohUnovaKalos
Areas of jurisdiction
Pokémon League Reception GateCerulean Cave
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