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Youngster (Trainer class)

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A Youngster (Japanese, Generations I–III: たんぱんこぞう Shorts Youngster, IV: たんパンこぞう Shorts Youngster—note the use of katakana) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation I games. They are depicted as average young boys wearing caps, and are obsessed with short pants.

They use a variety of Pokémon, but they tend towards common ones that are caught early in their respective games.

Youngsters appear to be the male counterparts of Lasses.

In Pokémon Stadium, they were referred to as Lads.


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In the anime

  • Nicholai is based off the Youngster Trainer class.

In the manga


  • Youngsters (excluding in Black and White) in the games are always shown wearing blue pants

In other languages

  • In Chinese, the Youngster is known as 短褲少年 Duǎnkù Shàonián in the anime (AG005).
Language Title
France Flag.png French Gamin
Germany Flag.png German Teenager
Italy Flag.png Italian Bullo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 반바지 꼬마 (Banbaji Kkoma)
Spain Flag.png Spanish Joven

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