Hiker (Trainer class)

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やまおとこ Mountaineer
XY Hiker.png
Art from Generation VI
Other names
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, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire
Sun and Moon
Stadium, Stadium 2
Gender Male
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Andy (Adventures)
Anime debut Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden
TCG debut [[ (TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut Deprogramming Porygon-Z (Adventures)

A Hiker (Japanese: やまおとこ Mountaineer) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation I games. They appear as large, bearded men carrying a walking stick and hiking gear. In the first two generations, they appear to be wearing a hard hat for protection. In the following generations, they wear a hat more associated with alpinists instead and also carry a large backpack.

They specialize in a combination of Fighting-, Ground-, and Rock-type Pokémon that are common in mountains and caves, such as Onix, Machop, and Geodude, although not all of them exclusively train those types.


Spr RG Hiker.png Spr Y Hiker.png Spr GS Hiker.png S2 Hiker.png Spr RS Hiker.png Spr FRLG Hiker.png
Sprite from
Red and Blue
Sprite from
Sprite from
Generation II
Portrait from
Stadium and Stadium 2
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire,
and Emerald
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Hiker I OD.png
PokéFan II OD.png
Hiker RSE OD.png
Hiker FRLG OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire,
and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
and LeafGreen
Spr DP Hiker.png Spr BW Hiker.png Spr B2W2 Hiker.png VSHiker.png VSHiker SM.png
Sprite from
Generation IV
Sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
VS portrait from
Generation VI
VS model from
Sun and Moon
Hiker IV OD.png Hiker OD.png ORAS Hiker Icon.png Hiker SM OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV
Overworld sprite from
Generation V
Icon on the PSS from
Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, and PGL
Overworld model from
Sun and Moon


Ruby Sapphire Hiker.png SM Dancer Hiker Saito.png
Art from Ruby and Sapphire Art of Dancer and Hiker from Sun and Moon by Naoki Saito

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

Pokémon Sun and Moon

Pokémon Stadium

Pokémon Stadium 2

In the anime

A Hiker in the anime

Ash battled a Hiker in the episode Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden. Bulbasaur defeated the Hiker's Rhyhorn but needed to be rushed to the Pokémon Center right after. He later made cameos in The Rivals and You're a Star, Larvitar!.


Hiker's Rhyhorn
A Hiker's Rhyhorn made a brief appearance in Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden where it battled Ash and his Bulbasaur. Rhyhorn goes for a Take Down hurting it badly and creating a lump on Bulbasaur's head. Bulbasaur nearly faints and Ash tries to recall it but Bulbasaur does not want to. It uses Razor Leaf and then a Vine Whip fainting Rhyhorn in the end.

Rhyhorn made a cameo in The Rivals.

Rhyhorn's only known move is Take Down.

Debut Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden

Other appearances

Hiker-disguised Looker

The hot spring digger Rory in Spring Fever seems based on the Hiker Trainer class. Team Rocket disguised themlselves as Hikers in Leave It To Brocko!, while Meowth was disguised as a Shiftry. Looker disguised himself as a Hiker in Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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Hiker Andy in Pokémon Adventures

In the Platinum chapter

A Hiker makes an appearance in Deprogramming Porygon-Z as a background character, entering the Battle Castle.

Hiker's Graveler
Graveler is the Hiker's only known Pokémon who briefly appeared with its Trainer, entering the Battle Castle.

None of Graveler's moves are known.

Debut Deprogramming Porygon-Z

In the Black & White chapter

Another Hiker named Andy makes an appearance in Black's First Trainer Battle where he accepts a challenge from beginning Trainer Black. They have a Triple Battle but due to the heat emitted from Black's Tep, Andy gets overheated and runs away to cool himself down with water. When Andy comes back, he becomes disheartened upon finding his Pokémon already defeated by Black. Disappointed, he decides that he should quit being a Trainer, a decision that Black is shocked to hear. Andy reveals to Black that when he was younger he wanted to challenge the Pokémon League but due to his weakness to heat, he kept losing battles and eventually decided to quit being a Trainer altogether.

The leftover flames from the battle caused the whole field to catch ablaze. With Andy's help, Black is able to put all of the flames out. Black tells Andy that it was his Cottonee that caused the fire because it was trying to help its Trainer by attempting to get over its weakness to Fire-type moves. Feeling happy over what his Pokémon would do for him, Andy is convinced by Black to start his dream once again.

Andy later appears at the Pokémon League alongside several other Trainers to help battle Team Plasma.

Andy's Blitzle
Blitzle was used against Black on Route 1. He put up a good fight at first, but was eventually defeated after Andy became dehydrated and had to leave the battle.

Blitzle's only known move is Tail Whip, and his Ability is Motor Drive.

Debut Black's First Trainer Battle
Andy's Cottonee
Cottonee was used against Black on Route 1. He put up a good fight at first, but was eventually defeated after Andy became dehydrated. Andy initially assumed that because of his many losses, Cottonee didn't like him anymore and was avoiding him. However, it was revealed that Cottonee was only trying to get over his weakness to fire for his Trainer. Cottonee was later used in the battle against Team Plasma.

Cottonee's known moves are Razor Leaf and Cotton Spore, and his Ability is Prankster.

Debut Black's First Trainer Battle
Andy's Roggenrola
Roggenrola was used against Black on Route 1. He put up a good fight initially, but was eventually defeated after Andy became dehydrated and had to leave the battle.

Roggenrola's only known move is Rock Slide, and his Ability is Sturdy.

Debut Black's First Trainer Battle

X & Y chapter

A Hiker makes a cameo appearance as a background character in Lumiose City in What Does Charmander Do When It Dozes?.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 登山男 Dāngsāannàahm
Mandarin 登山男 Dēngshānnán *
登山客 Dēngshānkè *
France Flag.png French Montagnard
Germany Flag.png German Wanderer
Italy Flag.png Italian Avventuriero (Gen I-V)
Montanaro (Gen VI)
South Korea Flag.png Korean 등산가 Deungsan'ga
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Alpinista
Spain Flag.png Spanish Montañero

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core 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
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
Beta Trainer class:
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
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
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBeautyB2W2BikerBlack BeltBoss TrainerB2W2Champion
ClerkCyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGuitaristB2W2Harlequin
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
Battle Chateau Ranks:
By Male: BaronViscountEarlMarquisDukeGrand Duke
By Female: BaronessViscountessCountessMarchionessDuchessGrand Duchess
Only in Battle Institute and Battle Maison:
Battle ChatelaineLadyMadameMaidMonsieurRich Boy
Alola Ace DuoAce TrainerAether Branch ChiefAether FoundationAether Foundation EmployeeAether President
Athletic SiblingsBackpackerBeautyBellhopBlack BeltCaptainCollectorCookDancerEevee User
Elite FourEspeon UserFirefighterFishermanFlareon UserGAME FREAKGentlemanGlaceon User
Golf BuddiesGolferHikerHoneymoonersIsland KahunaJanitorJolteon UserKarate FamilyLassLeafeon User
MadameOffice WorkerPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon TrainerPolice OfficerPreschooler
PrincipalPunk GirlPunk GuyPunk PairRising StarRising Star DuoScientistSightseerSwimmerSwimmers
Swimmer GirlsSylveon UserTeacherTeam SkullTeam Skull AdminTeam Skull BossTeam Skull Grunt
Trial GuideTwinsUmbreon UserVaporeon UserVeteranVeteran DuoWorkerYoungsterYouth Athlete
Only in the Battle Tree and Battle Royal Dome:
Battle LegendPokémon Center LadyPro Wrestler

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