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Gentleman (Trainer class)

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Gentleman
ジェントルマン Gentleman
Gentleman EP015.png
A Gentleman as seen in the anime
Other names Old Man (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
Stadium, Stadium 2
Gender Male only
Female Counterpart Socialite
Notable members {{{members}}}
Anime debut Battle Aboard the St. Anne
TCG debut [[ (TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut Gyarados Splashes In! (Adventures)

A Gentleman (Japanese: ジェントルマン Gentleman) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation I games. They are older men in dapper suits.

They generally use Pokémon based on pets - such as Growlithe, Manectric, or Chatot. They also tend to give out large amounts of money for winning. In the Battle Subway, they specialize in legendary Pokémon.

In Pokémon Stadium, they are known as Old Men. In Generation IV, they gain a female counterpart in the form of Socialite. In Generation VI, a very similar class appears as the Monsieur class.

Appearance

Spr RG Gentleman.png Spr GS Gentleman.png Spr RS Gentleman.png Spr FRLG Gentleman.png Spr DP Gentleman.png Spr HGSS Gentleman.png Spr BW Gentleman.png Spr B2W2 Gentleman.png S2 Gentleman.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
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Old Man portrait from
Stadium
Gentleman I OD.png Pokemon Fan Club Chairman Kanto II OD.png Pokemon Fan Club Chairman Hoenn OD.png Mr. Stone E OD.png Pokemon Fan Club Chairman Kanto III OD.png Pokemon Fan Club Chairman Sinnoh OD.png Baoba OD.png Gentleman OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
Ruby and Sapphire
Overworld sprite from
Emerald
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Overworld sprite from
Generation V

Pokéstar Studios

Spr B2W2 Haunted Gentleman.png
Sprite as Haunted Man from
the Ghost Eraser Series

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 Stadium


In the anime

A Gentleman appeared in Battle Aboard the St. Anne. This Gentleman owned a Raticate that, oddly enough, could use Jump Kick (Hi Jump Kick in the dub). Ash traded his Butterfree for the Raticate, but grew a little worried about his Butterfree, so he and the Gentleman traded back their Pokémon, just before the St. Anne started sinking due to a storm. A Gentleman who looks similar made a brief cameo in Time Warp Heals All Wounds.

Pokémon

On hand

The following is a list of Pokémon owned by the Gentleman in the anime:

Ash's Raticate
Raticate
Main article: Ash's Raticate

The Gentleman's Raticate was first seen fighting a young Trainer's Starmie, who was defeated. It was then used in a battle against Ash's Butterfree. The Gentleman, who was in awe over Butterfree's power, traded Raticate to Ash for it. Ash soon started to regret the trade and, as the St. Anne was sinking, traded Raticate back to the Gentleman.

Debut Battle Aboard the St. Anne
Voice actors
Japanese Ikue Ohtani
English Jimmy Zoppi
Gentleman's Squirtle
Squirtle
Little is known about the Gentleman's Squirtle as it was seen only very briefly when it teamed up with a bunch of other Squirtle to fight off Team Rocket.

None of Squirtle's moves are known.

Debut Battle Aboard the St. Anne
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
English Eric Stuart

Traded away

Ash's Butterfree
Butterfree
Main article: Ash's Butterfree

Butterfree was originally owned by Ash. He was traded to the Gentleman after a battle between the two Trainers when the Gentleman stated his interest in the Butterfly Pokémon. He teamed up with some other Butterfree with their Stun Spore to get rid of Team Rocket before he was traded back to Ash, who missed him too much.

Debut Pokémon Emergency!
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
English Rikako Aikawa

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 中村大樹 Daiki Nakamura
English Adam Blaustein
Norwegian Even Rasmussen
Polish Grzegorz Pawlak
European Spanish Alejandro Martínez

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Red, Green & Blue chapter a Gentleman makes a cameo in Gyarados Splashes In! talking with a PC operator.

A Gentleman named Robert is seen battling Ninja Boy Kinji in the Battle Dome in the Emerald chapter. While it is unknown who won, what is known is that Robert at some point lost a match, eliminating him from the tournament.

Another Gentleman appears in Bombastic Bibarel and Heroic Hippopotas of the Diamond & Pearl chapter where he, along with a Socialite, battles Diamond and Pearl.

Pokémon

Here is a listing of Robert's Pokémon from the Emerald chapter:

Robert's Oddish
Oddish
Oddish is Robert's only known Pokémon. It was seen battling Kinji's Spinda in the Battle Dome.

Oddish's only known move is Razor Leaf.

Debut VS Vileplume I

Here is a listing of the Gentleman's Pokémon from the Diamond & Pearl chapter:

Gentleman's Hippopotas
Hippopotas
Hippopotas is the Gentleman's only known Pokémon. By using a Ground-type move to create a Sandstorm along with Bibarel's Water Gun, they were able to confuse the battlefield. However, it wasn't that long before the Hippo Pokémon gets knocked out by Tru's Wood Hammer.

Hippopotas's only known move is Sand Tomb.

Debut Bombastic Bibarel and Heroic Hippopotas

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 紳士 Shēnshì
France Flag.png French Gentleman
Germany Flag.png German Gentleman
Italy Flag.png Italian Gentiluomo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 신사 Sinsa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Duque*
Caballero*


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 ManiacSailorSchool KidSis and BroSwimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTeammates*TriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Ace DuoORASBrains & BrawnORASBackpackerORASDelinquentORASFairy Tale GirlORASFree DiverORAS
Mysterious SistersORASProprietorORASScuba DiverORASSecret Base ExpertORASStreet ThugORAS
Battle Frontier only:E
Arena TycoonDome AceFactory HeadPalace MavenPike QueenPyramid KingSalon Maiden
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:ORAS
Battle Chatelaine
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
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