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Pokémon Breeder (Trainer class)

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Pokémon Breeder
ポケモンブリーダー Pokémon Breeder
VSPokémon Breeder M.pngVSPokémon Breeder F.png
Art from X and Y
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, and LeafGreen
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Black and White
Black 2 and White 2
X and Y
Gender Both
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Day-Care Couple (for anime breeders, please see the list below)
Anime debut Showdown in Pewter City
TCG debut Base Set
TCG card Pokémon Breeder, Pokémon Breeder Fields
Manga debut {{{manga}}}

A Pokémon Breeder (Japanese: ポケモンブリーダー Pokémon Breeder) is primarily a Pokémon Trainer who raises and mates carefully selected Pokémon to reproduce specific improvements in future generations of Pokémon, such as moves, individual values, or Natures.

In the games

Pokémon Breeders (written as "PKMN Breeder" in-game until Generation VI) first appeared as a Trainer class in Generation III, and they can often be found near Pokémon Day Cares. They raise a large number of varied Pokémon, generally maintaining a balanced team, although they are often weak compared to other Trainers in the area they reside in.

In Pokémon Emerald, there is a stats judge known as the Legendary Top Pokémon Breeder in the Battle Frontier.

Also, a few people playing the games themselves consider themselves Pokémon Breeders, breeding certain Pokémon together to receive maximum opportunity for good Egg moves, Natures, and IV spread.

In Black 2 and White 2, Pokémon Breeders will always pull the player aside for a battle even if he or she has defeated them before when they are passed, unless they are encountered in Big Stadium and Small Court, where they can be rebattled without getting pulled (players have to talk to them instead). All Breeders in Black 2 & White 2 will be reset again when the player leaves the location they are situated in.

Appearance

Spr RS Pokémon Breeder F.pngSpr RS Pokémon Breeder M.png Spr FRLG Pokémon Breeder.png Spr DP Pokémon Breeder M.pngSpr DP Pokémon Breeder F.png Spr BW Pokémon Breeder M.pngSpr BW Pokémon Breeder F.png Spr B2W2 Pokémon Breeder M.pngSpr B2W2 Pokémon Breeder F.png
Sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprites from
Generation IV
Sprites from
Black and White
Sprites from
Black 2 and White 2
Lady RSE OD.pngPokémon Breeder M RSE OD.png Selphy OD.png Pokémon Breeder m IV OD.pngAroma Lady IV OD.png Pokemon Breeder m OD.pngPokemon Breeder f OD.png
Overworld sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprites from
Generation IV
Overworld sprites from
Generation V
VSPokémon Breeder M.png VSPokémon Breeder F.png
Art from
X and Y

Trainer list

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire


Pokémon Emerald


Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl


Pokémon Platinum


Pokémon Black and White


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2


Pokémon X and Y


In the anime

A Pokémon Breeder in the anime

Pokémon breeders typically concern themselves with raising Pokémon for health and friendship, rather than for Pokémon battles. They also participate in beauty contests and related competitions—not to be confused with Pokémon Contests, though it is common for them to take interest in these as well.

Aspects that Pokémon breeders in the anime typically also handle or cover include Pokémon grooming and Pokémon nutrition.

Notable breeders

In the manga

A male Pokémon Breeder in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Gold, although never officially called breeder, specializes in hatching Pokémon in Pokémon Adventures manga. Other characters who can be called "breeders" in this manga are the Day-Care Couple.

A female Pokémon Breeder was one of the Trainers that participated in the Battle Dome challenge. She was pushed aside when Emerald tried to squeeze in to sit with the challengers.

A Pokémon Breeder named Leonardo was Platinum's opponent in the Battle Arcade. She managed to defeat him with her Rapidash when the panel landed on the sunny panel.

Pokémon

Here is a listing of Leonardo's Pokémon:

Leonardo's Ivysaur
Ivysaur
Ivysaur is Leonardo's only known Pokémon. It battled with Platinum's Rapidash and lost.

None of Ivysaur's moves are known.

Debut Interrupting Ivysaur

In the TCG

In the TCG, two cards have Pokémon Breeder in their English names, Pokémon Breeder from the Base Set and Pokémon Breeder Fields from Neo Revelation. However, their Japanese names reveal that they are based on the Day-Care Man and Couple, respectively.

Trivia

  • While Brock has mentioned his interest in being a Pokémon Breeder since he was introduced, the Trainer class did not appear until Generation III.
  • For Like It or Lup It!, Professor Oak's lecture is about the Breeders. He writes this Pokémon senryū about them: ポケモンに つくしてそだてる ブリーダー Pokémon ni tsukushite sodateru Burīdā "The breeder who raises and devotes himself to Pokémon."

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 神奇寶貝培育家 Shénqíbǎobèi Péiyùjiā*
神奇寶貝飼育家 / 神奇宝贝饲育家 Shénqíbǎobèi Sìyùjiā*
Denmark Flag.png Danish Pokémon-opdrætter
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Pokémon fokker
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pokémon-kasvattaja
France Flag.png French Éleveur ()
Éleveuse ()
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon-Züchter
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Peternak Pokémon
Italy Flag.png Italian Allevapokémon
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓몬 브리더 Pokémon Breeder
Poland Flag.png Polish Hodowca
Romania Flag.png Romanian Crescător Pokémon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Criapokémon



Trainer classes in the Pokémon main series
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 AdminSEAqua LeaderSEAroma LadyBackpackerORASBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack Belt
Bug CatcherBug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDelinquentORASDragon TamerElite FourExpertFisherman
GentlemanGuitaristHex ManiacHikerInterviewerKindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREMagma LeaderRE
Ninja BoyOld CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPokéfanPokéManiacPKMN RangerPKMN TrainerPKMN Breeder
PsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidSis and BroSr. and Jr.Street ThugORASSwimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Arena TycoonEDome AceEFactory HeadEPalace MavenEPike QueenEPyramid KingESalon MaidenE
Secret Base ExpertORAS
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
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
TouristTwinsVeteranWaitressWorkerYoungster
Battle Chateau Ranks:
By Male: BaronViscountEarlMarquisDukeGrand Duke
By Female: BaronessViscountessCountessMarchionessDuchessGrand Duchess
Only in Battle Institute and Battle Maison:
Battle ChatelaineLadyMadameMaidMonsieurRich Boy
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