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If you were looking for the school located in Jubilife City, Sinnoh, see Trainers' School.
The Pokémon Trainer's School is the official name for the Pokémon academy located in Rustboro City, right next door to the Rustboro Gym. It was featured in Gonna Rule The School!. It is where, like the Gym Leader of the city, Roxanne, says, "students can learn all about the world of Pokémon". The school motto is "Go forth together with me, friend".
Roxanne, as teacher, promotes the cooperation between the students and says that they are not to compete with one another but to learn and grow together as friends, and promote good interactions between humans and Pokémon. In the anime, an old gentleman is the tour guide for the visitors.
In the games
In Pokémon Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald, the Pokémon Trainer's School is in Rustboro City near the Pokémon Center. It plays a minor role in the games and is not essential to the story. It is a brown building. The sign in front of it reads:
Inside are five students and a teacher, who will give out the Quick Claw. Talking to the students also reveals helpful information for new players. Behind the teacher is the blackboard with the list of status ailments (Poison, Burn, Freeze, Paralysis, and Sleep) that may affect Pokémon in a battle.
Scott appears to the left of the entrance in Pokémon Emerald.
In the anime
The school is divided into four classes:
- Pokémon Doctor's Class
- A class that is for potential future Pokémon doctors, taught jointly by a teacher and Nurse Joy.
- Pokémon Battle Class
- A class that has its own battle arena and a referee.
- Pokémon Contests Class
- A class that has a gym for future Pokémon coordinators to practice. After training there is a Pop Quiz.
- Beginner's Class
- A class that has a classroom with a huge TV screen for receive lectures via videophone from authorities like Professor Oak. It is taught by Roxanne, and sometimes the students have field trips. They also have Pokémon battle training where they choose one random Pokémon for the battle.
Besides the classrooms, the school also has:
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Pokemon Trainers School - Pokemon Contests Class.jpg
Pokemon Trainers School - Pokemon Battles Class.jpg
Pokemon Trainers School - Beginners Class.jpg
Pokemon Trainers School - Pokeballs Deposit Room.jpg
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- Tommy (Beginner's Class)
- Kenny (Beginner's Class)
- Anita (Beginner's Class)
- Max (Beginner's Class) (only one day)
- Roxanne (graduated) (is one of the best students in the history of the Academy, was quickly promoted to Gym Leader).
This listing is of the Pokémon belonging to the school in the anime: