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Black Belt (Trainer class)

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Black Belt
カラテおう Karate King
XY Black Belt.png
Art from X and Y
Other names Blackbelt (Generations I and II)
からておう Karate King (Generations I and II)
Judoboy (Stadium)
Introduced in Generation I
Appears in Red, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, and LeafGreen
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
X and Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Stadium 2
Gender Male only
Female Counterpart Battle Girl, Crush Girl
Notable members Kiyo
Anime debut Glory Blaze!
TCG debut Triumphant
TCG card Black Belt
Manga debut Magnificent Meditite & Really Riolu II (Adventures)

A Black Belt (Japanese: カラテおう Karate King), spelled Blackbelt (Japanese: からておう Karate King) in Generations I and II, is a Trainer class that debuted in the Generation I games. They are generally depicted as generic martial artists, in headband and gi striking a fighting pose.

Black Belts are the male counterparts of the Battle Girl and Crush Girl classes. When paired with Crush Girls or Psychics in Double Battles, they are called Crush Kin or Brains & Brawn, respectively.

They specialize in Fighting-type Pokémon. In the Battle Subway, they specialize in Fighting-, Fire-, and Steel-type Pokémon. In the Battle Maison, they specialize in Fighting-, Fire-, and Rock-type Pokémon.

In Pokémon Stadium, they are known as Judoboys.

Appearance

Spr RG Blackbelt.png Spr GS Blackbelt.png Spr RS Black Belt.png Spr FRLG Black Belt.png Spr DP Black Belt.png
Sprite from
Generation I
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Blackbelt I OD.png Blackbelt II OD.png Black Belt RSE OD.png Black Belt FRLG OD.png Black Belt DPPt OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Spr HGSS Black Belt.png Spr BW Black Belt.png Spr B2W2 Black Belt.png Spr 5b2 Black Belt.png VSBlack Belt.png
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
Sprite from
Timegate Traveler Series
VS sprite from
Generation VI
Black Belt HGSS OD.png Black Belt OD.png S2 Blackbelt.png
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Overworld sprite from
Generation V
Portrait from
Stadium and
Stadium 2

Trainer list

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow


Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal


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


Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire


In the anime

A Black Belt in the anime

A Black Belt appeared in Glory Blaze! during the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition. He had teamed up with a Psychic and his Metagross, using a Zangoose himself. They battled against Ash and Paul, who were using Turtwig and Chimchar. As Chimchar was scared of Zangoose, it was unwilling to battle, but Paul was only thinking about the possibility of getting Chimchar's Ability Blaze activated. When Chimchar defended Turtwig from Zangoose's attack, Paul turned his back to it. Ash then started commanding Chimchar, and with the help of his Turtwig, Zangoose was defeated.

Pokémon

Black Belt's Zangoose
Zangoose
During the Tag Battle against Ash and Paul, the Black Belt used his Zangoose to attack Paul's Chimchar, who was so frightened of it that it was barely able to attack. However, Ash's Turtwig was finally able to defeat Zangoose with a Razor Leaf-Tackle combo.

Zangoose's known moves are X-Scissor, Crush Claw, and Fire Blast.

Debut Glory Blaze!
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Bill Rogers

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Black Belt in Pokémon Adventures

A Black Belt appeared in Magnificent Meditite & Really Riolu II as the last challenger before Platinum challenged Maylene. He sent out his Machoke for the battle against Chatler. Chatler was able to defeat Machoke, advancing them to Maylene.

Pokémon

Black Belt's Machoke
Machoke
The Black Belt chose Machoke to battle Platinum. It took on Chatler and lost.

None of Machoke's moves are known.

Debut Magnificent Meditite & Really Riolu II

In the TCG

Black Belt Kanako Eo artwork for the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Black Belt in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Black Belt Su Triumphant Uncommon 85/102 Clash at the Summit Uncommon 077/080
 

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 空手道王 Kōngshǒudào-wáng
France Flag.png French Karatéka
Germany Flag.png German Schwarzgurt
Italy Flag.png Italian Cinturanera
South Korea Flag.png Korean 태권왕 Taegweon-wang
Spain Flag.png Spanish Karateka


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

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 ChatelaineButlerChefGarçonGardenerMaidMonsieurOwnerPreschoolerPunk Girl
Punk GuyRising StarRoller SkaterSchoolboySchoolgirlTouristWaitressWorker
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
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
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
TouristTwinsVeteranWaitressWorkerYoungster
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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