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Biker (Trainer class)

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Biker
ぼうそうぞく Wild-riding Gang
Chopper.pngTyra.png
Chopper and Tyra, Bikers from the anime
Other names
Introduced in Generation I
Appears in Red, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
FireRed and LeafGreen
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Black and White
Black 2 and White 2
Stadium 2
Gender Male*
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Chopper, Tyra
Jessie and James (formerly)
Anime debut The Bridge Bike Gang
TCG debut [[ (TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut The Boss Gets Off (Adventures)
PBW1 (Be the Best! Pokémon B+W)
Get The Flying Machine!! (Pocket Monsters)

A Biker (Japanese: ぼうそうぞく Wild-riding Gang) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation I games. They are generally depicted as rough men wearing jackets with wild hairstyles riding motorcycles. Furthermore, they are also oftentimes spotted with Roughnecks. Pokémon Red and Blue's sprite is nearly identical to Pokémon Gold and Silver's sprite. The sprites of Bikers in HeartGold and SoulSilver are similar to the sprites of the Roughnecks in FireRed and LeafGreen. The bikes shown in the HeartGold and SoulSilver sprites have a part that looks very similar to the horn of a male Heracross.

Notable gangs of Bikers include the Kanto Pokémon Federation, the Black Empoleon, and the Bridge Bike Gang. They are sometimes depicted as being affiliated with Team Rocket.

When paired with Roughnecks in Double Battles, they are called Hooligans.

They specialize in Poison and Fire-type Pokémon. In the Battle Subway, they specialize in non-legendary Pokémon with high base stats, and in the early stages, Dark and Ghost-type Pokémon.

Appearance

Spr RG Biker.png Spr GS Biker.png Spr FRLG Biker.png Spr HGSS Biker.png Spr BW Biker.png Spr B2W2 Biker.png S2 Biker.png
Sprite from
Generation I
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Portrait from
Stadium and Stadium 2
Biker I OD.png Biker II OD.png Biker III OD.png Biker IV OD.png Biker OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Overworld sprite from
Generation V

Trainer list

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow


Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal


Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen


Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver


Pokémon Black and White


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2


In the anime

A bunch of bikers appeared in The Bridge Bike Gang, as the title gang. Notable members include Chopper and Tyra. The gang stopped Ash and his friends from crossing the bridge, but after a battle, Ash told them he was trying to save a sick Pokémon, so the bike gang let them go. Jessie and James were also members of this biker gang before joining Team Rocket.

In the manga

In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga

In PBW1, there is a biker called the Bōsōzoku King (Jp: 暴走族のキング Bōsōzoku King) where he laughs at the thought of the trio becoming battle masters and starts to insult them, annoying Monta and Cheren. He thinks they are weak and challenges Monta and Cheren to a Double Battle against just his Braviary. Despite being very strong, he was defeated by Monta's Snivy and Cheren's Tepig's combination of Grass Pledge and Fire Pledge.

Pokémon

Bike Gang King's Braviary
Braviary
The Bōsōzoku King's Braviary was first seen in a battle against Monta's Snivy and Cheren's Tepig. It proved to be a very powerful opponent and easily managed to shrug off most of their attacks. Despite this, it was eventually defeated by a combination of Grass and Fire Pledge.

Braviary's known moves are Wing Attack, Peck and Fury Attack.

Debut PBW1
The Black Empoleon Bikers in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In The Boss Gets Off, a group of Bikers appeared at Three Island. There, they decided to take all of the Berries from the nearby Berry Forest, then they would destroy the town. On their way to the forest, they nearly ran over Lostelle. The boss of the gang then threatened the little girl. Overhearing this, the legendary Deoxys attacked the Bikers. They were all battered and bruised, but the leader got away and begged for help from a man, but he showed no mercy for them.

In the Black & White chapter, a Biker was one of the people who released their Pokémon after listening to Ghetsis's speech. When Black tried to protest this decision, he was told to mind his own business. Later, this same Biker was revealed to be the leader of the Black Empoleon. During his training with Brycen, Black was tasked with facing the Black Empoleon on the Tubeline Bridge. Thanks to his earlier training, Black manages to easily defeat his opponents. Once defeated, Jeremy renames the gang to the Black Tirtouga.

Jeremy later appears at the Pokémon League alongside several other Trainers to help battle Team Plasma. They face the Seven Sages in battle to rescue the kidnapped Gym Leaders. Eventually they succeed and proceed to help defeat the Team Plasma Grunts attacking the League.

Pokemon

Black Empoleon's original leader's Ducklett
Ducklett
This Ducklett was owned by the Black Empoleon's original leader for over ten years. Despite this, it was released after its Trainer was swayed by Ghetsis's words.

None of Ducklett's moves are known.

Debut An Odd Speech
Jeremy's Scraggy
Scraggy
This Scraggy is Jeremy's only known Pokémon. It was used to battle Black on the Tubeline Bridge. Despite its quick movements, Black's Costa defeated it with Hydro Pump. Later, it helped battle the Seven Sages at the Pokémon League.

None of Scraggy's moves are known.

Debut School of Hard Knocks

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Bikers in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

While Red and his Pokémon were going to a department store to get a flying machine, a group of bikers show up and surround the trio. Their Weezing was only seen for a brief second as their two heads did not get along with each other. After Weezing's defeat, Primeape showed up much to the bikers's surprise and took care of Clefairy itself. When Clefairy was kicked into the department store, this made the bikers laugh. However, a banana distracted the Primeape which caused Clefairy to defeat it. After battling the bikers, Red and his Pokémon run in the department store only to find out that Blue beated them there. After Blue flew away on the flying machine, Clefairy got on the motorcycle and the bikers respected him.

Pokémon

Biker's Weezing
Weezing
Weezing was called over to battle with Red's Clefairy. As its two heads did not get along with each other and fought, Weezing ended up defeated.

None of Weezing's moves are known.

Debut Get The Flying Machine!!
Biker's Primeape
Primeape
Primeape appeared after Weezing failed to battle Clefairy. It played some games with Clefairy and when Clefairy won one of them, he walked away laughing in overconfidence, only to get hit by Primeape's fists. The bikers started laughing when Clefairy was kicked into the department store. Pikachu found out Primeape's weakness as it was distracted by a banana. With Primeape distracted, Clefairy picked it up and tied it to a buffet.

Primeape's known moves are Fury Swipes and Mega Kick.

Debut Get The Flying Machine!!


Trivia

  • In German, the Biker and the Cyclist are both called "Bikers."
  • In Black and White, Bikers and Cyclists will alter the speed of their bikes, depending on if the player is walking or running.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png European French Motard
Germany Flag.png German Biker
Rowdy (HGSS onwards)
Italy Flag.png Italian Centauro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 폭주족 Pokjujok
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Motorista



Trainer classes in the Pokémon main 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
School Kid*GSCHGSSSkierHGSSTeacherGSCHGSSTwinsGSCFRLGHGSS
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
Beta Trainer class:
ChiefRGBY
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
TuberVeteranWaiterWaitressWorker
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon

Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBeautyB2W2BikerBlack BeltBoss TrainerB2W2Champion
ClerkCyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGuitaristB2W2Harlequin
HikerHooligansHoopsterInfielderJanitorLadyLassLeaderLinebackerMaidMotorcyclistMusicianNurse
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
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