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Juggler (Trainer class)

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Juggler
ジャグラー Juggler
Juggler Sugimori.png
Artwork by Ken Sugimori for the TCG
Other names ジプシージャグラー Gypsy Juggler (Generations I and II)
Introduced in Generation I
Appears in Red, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
FireRed and LeafGreen
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Stadium, Stadium 2
Gender Male
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Mandi
Anime debut Round One - Begin!
TCG debut Aquapolis
TCG card Juggler
Manga debut Save The Chansey! (Pocket Monsters)

A Juggler (Japanese: ジプシージャグラー Gypsy Juggler in Generations I and II, ジャグラー Juggler in Generations III and IV) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation I games. They are depicted as slim young men in flashy costumes, juggling Poké Balls.

They specialize in using spherical Pokémon like Voltorb, as well as Psychic-type Pokémon, fitting with their class title and keeping with their circus theme, similar to the Clown class. They occasionally exhibit the behaviour of constantly switching out their Pokémon in battle.

Oddly enough, among the Team Rocket Grunts and Team Rocket scientists in Silph Co. is Juggler Dalton, who attacks the player like any grunt, exclaiming that kids shouldn't be here. He battles the player with a Kadabra and a Mr. Mime. After the battle, he says that it's a long way to his boss, indirectly referring to Giovanni, which hints that Dalton is associated with Team Rocket (though he is clearly not a grunt). He is also the only Team Rocket member not belonging to either the Team Rocket or Scientist Trainer class.

In Pokémon Stadium, a Juggler is one of the opponents in the Poké Cup and sticks to a comedic, unpredictable strategy in every encounter: his Pokémon almost always carry the move Metronome, and if anything else, usually Counter, a sleep move and Dream Eater combo, or Psywave. In the Ultra Ball difficulty of Round 2, his team knows nothing but Metronome.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, a Juggler found by the Pokémon Center in Violet City and another by Pal Park in Fuchsia City can trade Berries in exchange for shards.

Appearance

Spr RG Juggler.png Spr GS Juggler.png Spr FRLG Juggler.png Spr HGSS Juggler.png SJP Juggler.png
Sprite from
Generation I
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Portrait from
Stadium
Juggler I OD.png Youngster II OD.png Bird Keeper FRLG OD.png Juggler OD.png S2 Juggler.pngS2 Juggler alt.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Portraits from
Stadium 2

Trainer list

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow


Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal


Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen


Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver


In the anime

In Round One - Begin!, Ash battled Mandi, a flamboyantly-dressed young man whose title in the Japanese version was that of Juggler.

In the manga

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In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

The Chansey torturer in disguise as a Juggler in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Juggler makes an appearance in Pokémon Pocket Monsters in Save The Chansey!, where he is seen performing with some Chansey.

Red went to his show after two Machamp threw him, Clefairy and Pikachu in a lake. The show was popular as many people went to see it. After the show, Clefairy criticized the Juggler for his treatment of the Chansey. During the nighttime, Red found out that the Juggler was a Chansey torturer that Koga hired.

Pokémon

On hand
Juggler's Slowbro
Slowbro
Slowbro served as a guard Pokémon. As Slowbro was around, it was hard for Red to get to the Chansey torturer's hideout.
Debut Save The Chansey!
Juggler's Gyarados
Gyarados
Gyarados served as a guard Pokémon. When Clefairy and Pikachu went underwater, Gyarados came out and chased the two away.
Debut Save The Chansey!
Escaped
Juggler's Chansey
Chansey (×5)
The Chansey torturer kidnapped five Chansey and forced them to do a show for Koga. After Koga was defeated, the Chansey were freed.
Debut Save The Chansey!
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In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Juggler in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

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
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Juggler T [Su] Aquapolis Uncommon 126/147 Wind from the Sea Uncommon 078/087
 

Trivia

The famous line
  • In Generation I, there are two identical Juggler classes in the game's code, at hex D5 and DD.
  • Juggler is the only Trainer class not to retain its original Japanese title from Generation II in HeartGold and SoulSilver. This is likely because "Gypsy Juggler" could be considered offensive to people of Romani descent.
  • In Generation I, a Juggler from the Fuchsia Gym had one line considered famous in fandom.
JUGGLER: "Dropped my balls!"

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Jongleur
Germany Flag.png German Jongleur
Italy Flag.png Italian Giocoliere
South Korea Flag.png Korean 집시저글러 Gypsy Juggler
Spain Flag.png Spanish Malabarista


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

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