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The Pokémon Trainers' School (Japanese: トレーナーズスクール Trainer's School), formatted Pokémon Trainer's School in the Generation III games, is the official name for the Pokémon academy located in Rustboro City.
It was featured in Gonna Rule The School!. It is where, like the Gym Leader of the city, Roxanne, says, "students can learn all about the world of Pokémon". The school motto is, "Go forth together with me, friend."
Roxanne, as a teacher, promotes the cooperation between the students and says that they are not to compete with one another but to learn and grow together as friends, and promote good interactions between humans and Pokémon. In the anime, an old gentleman is the tour guide for the visitors.
In the games
In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, the Pokémon Trainer's School is in Rustboro City near the Pokémon Center, and is a brown building. The sign in front of it reads:
Inside are five students and a teacher, who will give out the Quick Claw. Talking to the students also reveals helpful information for new players. Behind the teacher is the blackboard with the list of status conditions (Poison, Burn, Freeze, Paralysis, and Sleep) that may affect Pokémon in a battle.
Scott appears to the left of the entrance in Pokémon Emerald.
In the anime
The school is divided into four classes:
- Pokémon Doctor's Class
- A class that is for potential future Pokémon Doctors, taught jointly by a teacher and Nurse Joy.
- Pokémon Battle Class
- A class that has its own battle arena and a referee.
- Pokémon Contests Class
- A class that has a Gym for future Pokémon Coordinators to practice. After training, there is a Pop Quiz.
- Beginner's Class
- A class that has a classroom with a huge TV screen for receive lectures via videophone from authorities like Professor Oak. It is taught by Roxanne, and sometimes the students have field trips. They also have Pokémon battle training where they choose one random Pokémon for the battle.
Besides the classrooms, the school also has:
- Tommy (Beginner's Class)
- Kenny (Beginner's Class)
- Anita (Beginner's Class)
- Max (Beginner's Class) (only one day)
- Roxanne (graduated) (is one of the best students in the history of the Academy, was quickly promoted to Gym Leader).
This listing is of the Pokémon belonging to the school in the anime:
In the manga
In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga
The Pokémon Trainer's School appeared in Extra Heavyweight Battle.
Dr. Takeda was one of the students there.