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Duchess (Trainer class)

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Duchess
ダッチェス Duchess
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Art from X and Y
Other names
Introduced in Generation VI
Appears in X and Y
Gender Female only
Male Counterpart Duke
Notable members Malva, Drasna (games)
Viola (anime)
Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut [[ (TCG)|]]
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Manga debut {{{manga}}}

A Duchess (Japanese: ダッチェス Duchess) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in Generation VI. This Trainer class is a title of nobility, granted in the Battle Chateau, and Trainers with this class only appear there. Duchess is the second highest rank of nobility for females, ranking above Marchioness and below Grand Duchess. Its counterpart for males is Duke.

The female player character may earn the title of Duchess by winning enough battles in the Battle Chateau. The female members of the Elite Four of Kalos also hold the rank of Duchess in the Battle Chateau. All opponent Duchesses use parties of three Pokémon, and all who are not members of the Elite Four have Pokémon at level 45 (if no Writ of Challenge is active), while Elite Four members' Pokémon are level 55.

Appearance

Duchesses can appear as a Lady, a Madame, a Maid, a Furisode Girl or either of the female Elite Four members of Kalos.

VSLady.pngVSMadame.pngVSMaid.png
VSFurisode Girl 1.pngVSFurisode Girl 2.pngVSFurisode Girl 3.pngVSFurisode Girl 4.png
VSMalva.png VSDrasna.png
Art from
X and Y

Trainer list

Pokémon X and Y

An active writ in the Battle Chateau may change the levels of Trainers' Pokémon or the reward they give.

Normal Trainers


Special Trainers


In the anime

In Breaking Titles at the Chateau!, Viola was revealed to have the title of Duchess. During the episode, she battled Grant for the title of Grand Duke/Duchess, but lost.

In other languages

Language Title
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Hertogin
Finland Flag.png Finnish Herttuatar
France Flag.png French Duchesse
Germany Flag.png German Herzogin
Italy Flag.png Italian Duchessa
South Korea Flag.png Korean 더치스 Duchess
Spain Flag.png Spanish Duquesa



Trainer classes in the Pokémon main series
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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