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Factory Head (Trainer class)

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Factory Head
ファクトリーヘッド Factory Head
Emerald Factory Head Noland.pngPlatinum Thorton.png
Art of Noland and Thorton
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Emerald, Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver
Gender Male only
Female Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Noland, Thorton
Anime debut Numero Uno Articuno*
TCG debut [[ (TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut Swanky Showdown with Swalot (Adventures)

Factory Head (Japanese: ファクトリーヘッド Factory Head) is a Trainer class that first debuted in Emerald Version. It is reserved for Frontier Brains of Battle Factories. Noland and Thorton are the only Trainers that have this Trainer class.


Spr E Noland.png Spr Pt Thorton.png
Noland's sprite from
Thorton's sprite from
HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Noland OD.png Thorton OD.png
Noland's overworld sprite from
Thorton's overworld sprite from
HeartGold, and SoulSilver

In the anime

Noland in the anime

Noland has appeared in two episodes of the anime: Numero Uno Articuno and The Symbol Life, where he battled against Ash and his Ash with an Articuno.

In the TCG

There are three FB Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game belonging to Factory Head Thorton.

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
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Electivire Pokémon FB Lightning Supreme Victors Rare Holo 4/147 Beat of the Frontier Rare Holo 038/100
Skarmory Pokémon FB Metal Supreme Victors Uncommon 83/147 Beat of the Frontier Common 066/100
Electivire Pokémon FB LV.X Lightning Supreme Victors Rare Holo LV.X 144/147 Beat of the Frontier Rare Holo LV.X 039/100

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 工廠頭目 / 工厂头目 Gōngchǎng Tóumù
Finland Flag.png Finnish Tehtaanpäällikkö
France Flag.png European French Chef D'Usine
Germany Flag.png German Fabrikleiter
Italy Flag.png Italian Boss Azienda
South Korea Flag.png Korean 팩토리헤드 Factory Head
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Jefe Fábrica

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
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
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 ChatelaineButlerChefFurisode GirlGarçonGardenerMadameMaidMonsieurOwnerPreschoolerPunk Girl
Punk GuyRising StarRoller SkaterSchoolboySchoolgirlScientistTouristVeteranWaitressWorker
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

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