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A '''Youngster''' (Japanese: '''たんパンこぞう''' ''Shorts Youngster'' in Generation I and II, '''たんぱんこぞう''' ''Shorts Youngster'' in Generation III onward) is a type of [[Pokémon Trainer]] that debuted in the [[Generation I]] games. They are depicted as average young boys wearing caps (except for [[Pokémon X and Y]], where they sport {{wp|hooded sweatshirts}}) and short pants.
A '''Youngster''' (Japanese: '''たんパンこぞう''' ''Shorts Youngster'' in Generation I and II, '''たんぱんこぞう''' ''Shorts Youngster'' in Generation III onward) is a type of [[Pokémon Trainer]] that debuted in the [[Generation I]] games. They are depicted as average young boys wearing caps (except for [[Pokémon X and Y]], where they sport {{wp|hoodie|hooded sweatshirts}}) and short pants.
They use a variety of Pokémon, but they tend to use common ones that are caught early in their respective games. In {{2v2|Black|White}}, a significant amount of Youngsters specialize in {{type|Bug}} Pokémon, likely due to the absence of the {{tc|Bug Catcher}} class in the [[Unova]] region. Some will give out {{ball|Ultra}}s when defeated.
They use a variety of Pokémon, but they tend to use common ones that are caught early in their respective games. In {{2v2|Black|White}}, a significant amount of Youngsters specialize in {{type|Bug}} Pokémon, likely due to the absence of the {{tc|Bug Catcher}} class in the [[Unova]] region. Some will give out {{ball|Ultra}}s when defeated.

Revision as of 03:15, 27 February 2014

たんぱんこぞう Shorts Youngster
XY Youngster.png
Art from X and Y
Other names たんパンこぞう Shorts Youngster (prior to Generation III)
Lad (Stadium)
Introduced in Generation I
Appears in Red, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, and LeafGreen
Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Black and White
Black 2 and White 2
X and Y
Stadium, Pokémon Stadium 2
Gender Male only
Female Counterpart Lass
Notable members Joey, Nicholai, A.J.Y
Anime debut In the Knicker of Time!
TCG debut [[ (TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut Let's Go! The Journey Towards The Championship (The Golden Boys)
Murkrow Row (Adventures)

A Youngster (Japanese: たんパンこぞう Shorts Youngster in Generation I and II, たんぱんこぞう Shorts Youngster in Generation III onward) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation I games. They are depicted as average young boys wearing caps (except for Pokémon X and Y, where they sport hooded sweatshirts) and short pants.

They use a variety of Pokémon, but they tend to use common ones that are caught early in their respective games. In Black and White, a significant amount of Youngsters specialize in Bug-type Pokémon, likely due to the absence of the Bug Catcher class in the Unova region. Some will give out Ultra Balls when defeated.

Youngsters appear to be the male counterparts of Lasses.

In Pokémon Stadium, they were referred to as Lads.


Spr RG Youngster.png Spr Y Youngster.png Spr GS Youngster.png SJP Youngster.png Spr RS Youngster.png Spr FRLG Youngster.png
Sprite from
Red and Blue
Sprite from
Sprite from
Generation II
Portrait from
Japanese Stadium
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Youngster I OD.png Youngster II OD.png S2 Youngster.png Youngster RSE OD.png Youngster FRLG OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Lad portrait from
Stadium 2
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Spr DP Youngster.png Spr HGSS Youngster.png Spr BW Youngster.png Spr B2W2 Youngster.png VSYoungster.png
Sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Art from
X and Y
Youngster DPPt OD.png Youngster HGSS OD.png Youngster OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Overworld sprite from
Generation V


Emerald Youngster.png
Art from Emerald.

Trainer list

Pokémon Red and Blue

Pokémon Yellow

Pokémon Gold and Silver

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon X and Y

In the anime

In the main series

A Youngster in the anime

Nicholai's appearance is based on the Youngster class.

A Youngster was seen in Cilan's flashback in There's a New Gym Leader in Town!.


Youngster's Pawniard
Nothing is known about the Youngster's Pawniard, as it was only seen standing alongside him during a brief flashback.

None of Pawniard's moves are known.

Debut There's a New Gym Leader in Town!

Pokémon Origins

A Youngster in Pokémon Origins

A Youngster appeared in File 1 - Red. His outfit is based on the FireRed and LeafGreen sprite. He challenged Red to a battle but was quickly defeated by Red's Charmander. As Red didn't know that other Trainers' Pokémon couldn't be caught, he tried to catch the Youngster's Nidoran♀, but his Poké Ball bounced off of it, after which the Youngster recalled his Pokémon.


Youngster's Nidoran♀
Youngster used his Nidoran♀ to battle Red's Charmander and lost.

None of Nidoran♀'s moves are known.

Debut File 1 - Red

In the manga


Youngster Joey (Japanese: ゴロウ Gorō) appears in Pokémon Adventures and Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys. It is the same character in each manga, as indicated by his team of Pokémon and appearances. He is known as Grant in the Chuang Yi edition of Pokémon Adventures.

Pokémon Adventures

Another Youngster appeared in A Conk on Cranidos's Cranium, being Lady Berlitz's first opponent in Oreburgh Gym.


Here is a listing of the Youngster's Pokémon from Oreburgh Gym.

Youngster's Geodude
The Youngster of the Oreburgh Gym sent out Geodude to challenge Piplup. Geodude was defeated when Platinum was able to challenge Roark.

None of Geodude's moves are known.

Debut A Conk on Cranidos's Cranium

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 短褲少年 Duǎnkù Shàonián
France Flag.png European French Gamin
Germany Flag.png German Teenager
Italy Flag.png Italian Bullo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 반바지 꼬마 Banbaji Kkoma
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Joven

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
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
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBeautyB2W2BikerBlack BeltBoss TrainerB2W2Champion
ClerkCyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGuitaristB2W2Harlequin
Nursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN TrainerPoliceman
PreschoolerPsychicRich BoyRoughneckSchool KidScientistSmasherSocialiteStrikerSubway Boss
SwimmerTeam PlasmaTeam Plasma GruntThe RichesBWTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
Pokéstar Studios Only:B2W2
A-list ActorActorActressBig StarCelebrityChic ActressChild StarComedianFine Actor
Movie StarNew ActressStar ActorSuit ActorUnique StarVeteran Star
Pokémon World Tournament Only:B2W2
Junior RepresentativeMaster RepresentativeSenior Representative
World ChampionWorld FinalistWorld Runner-up
Kalos Ace DuoAce TrainerArtistArtist FamilyBackpackerBattle GirlBeautyBlack BeltBrains & Brawn
ButlerChampionChefDriverElite FourFairy Tale GirlFishermanFurisode GirlGarçonGardener
Hex ManiacHikerHoneymoonersLassLeaderLumiose Gang MemberMysterious SistersOwner
Poké FanPoké Fan FamilyPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon RangerPokémon Trainer
PreschoolerPsychicPunk CouplePunk GirlPunk GuyRangersRising StarRoller Skater
SchoolboySchoolgirlScientistSky TrainerSuccessorSuspicious ChildSuspicious Lady
Suspicious WomanSwimmerTeam FlareTeam Flare AdminTeam Flare BossTeam Flare Grunt
Battle Chateau Ranks:
By Male: BaronViscountEarlMarquisDukeGrand Duke
By Female: BaronessViscountessCountessMarchionessDuchessGrand Duchess
Only in Battle Institute and Battle Maison:
Battle ChatelaineLadyMadameMaidMonsieurRich Boy

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