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Channeler (Trainer class)

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Channeler
きとうし Shaman
Spr FRLG Channeler.png
Channeler sprite from FireRed and LeafGreen
Other names Medium (Stadium)
Introduced in Generation I
Appears in Red, Blue, and Yellow
FireRed and LeafGreen
Stadium
Gender Female
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TCG debut [[ (TCG)|]]
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A Channeler (Japanese: きとうし Shaman) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that have only appeared in the Generation I games and their remakes. They are generally depicted as Shinto priestesses. They scared people away from Pokémon Tower and were possibly unwittingly helping Team Rocket make their base in the tower. Their strange behavior when challenging the player and their subsequent reaction after being defeated seems to imply that they were possessed by the ghosts they used while battling. In fact, some Channelers apologize after battle, saying "I was possessed!" when spoken to.

They specialize in Ghost-type Pokémon, specifically Gastly and Haunter.

In Pokémon Stadium they are known as Mediums, which may lead to a confusion with a similar Trainer class. They wear white robes and carry Gohei to help channel spirits.

Appearance

Spr RG Channeler.png Spr FRLG Channeler.png SJP Channeler.png
Sprite from
Generation I
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Portrait from
Stadium
Channeler I OD.png Channeler III OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen

Trainer List

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow


Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen


Pokémon Stadium


Trivia

  • The Channelers in the Saffron Gym are not possessed by ghosts.


In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Exorciste
Germany Flag.png German Exorzistin
Italy Flag.png Italian Medium
Spain Flag.png Spanish Exorcista


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


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