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A Pokémon groomer is a person who improves a Pokémon's friendship by giving it special treatment to bring out its best. A groomer's services are not limited to typical grooming activities and may include treatments like massages and spa treatments. They were first seen in Generation II, and have appeared in every subsequent core series game. Typically, a groomer's services are only available to one Pokémon per day.
List of groomers
In Generation IV, these groomings also raise Beauty.
- Pallet Town: Daisy Oak
- After grooming one Pokémon, Daisy will offer to groom another after the player has taken 512 steps.
- Castelia City: a massage lady...
- In Black and White: on Castelia Street, on the ground floor of the building on the west side
- In Black 2 and White 2: in the building opposite the Gym, on the ground floor
- In Black 2 and White 2, having a Pokémon treated at a Join Avenue Beauty Salon will increase its friendship.
In addition to general Pokémon grooming, Generation VI introduces Furfrou, a Pokémon who can be groomed to have different haircuts. This is performed by Friseur Furfrou, a salon located in Lumiose City. Unlike most groomers, Friseur Furfrou will groom more than once per day for a 500 fee.
The ability to groom Furfrou to have different trims returns in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. A Pokémon Breeder in Slateport City's Pokémon Fan Club will groom a Furfrou in the player's party for a 500 fee, the same as in X and Y.
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In the anime
The first groomers to be featured in the anime were also Pokémon Breeders, such as Brock and Suzie. In Pokémon Fashion Flash, it was shown how grooming a Pokémon through techniques such as massage brings out a Pokémon's inner beauty, making them feel their best rather than merely dolling them up.
With the introduction of Pokémon Contests in the Advanced Generation series, Pokémon grooming became more common as Coordinators must care for their Pokémon's appearance to improve their chances of succeeding in these competitions. Drew and Dawn have been shown cleaning and brushing their Pokémon. In addition, feeding Pokéblocks and Poffins to Pokémon is said to keep them healthy and enhance their appearances.
In A Marathon Rivalry!, Team Rocket disguised themselves as Pokémon groomers during the Pokéathlon in Camellia Town. They used the same mecha used to torture Kaiser in the banned episode EP035 in order to massage Pokémon who entered the competition.
In the XY series, the Pokémon groomers Jessica and Sherman showed their craft in Grooming Furfrou!. Bonnie also acts similar to a groomer, and can often be seen brushing the fur of her brother and friends' Pokémon. Serena is also shown frequently brushing her Pokémon as well.
Generally, whenever the topic of grooming comes up in the anime, Jessie and James demonstrate a passion for the craft and will use it as a front for their latest scheme. However, their styling tends to be portrayed as tacky and with no regard to the Pokémon's happiness.