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Prize money

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Reason: XD, Colo, ORAS payouts and introduced trainer classes; confirmation on whether Player payouts are consistent with Gen V games.

Prize money is the money that a Trainer pays out at the end of a battle. Trainers in battle facilities, the Trainer HouseHGSS and Pokéstar Studios do not give prize money, nor do other players in link battles. In addition, the post-Hall of Fame battles with AZ and Brendan/MayORAS do not give prize money.

NPC Trainers

In the games, a Trainer pays out money based on a formula:


Where Base is the base payout of the Trainer class, and Level is the level of the last Pokémon in the Trainer's party. Note that the last Pokémon is not always the highest level Pokémon - for example, in Generation II, Red pays out PokémonDollar.png7700 even though there is a level 81 Pikachu in his party, because the last Pokémon he has is his level 77 Blastoise, and in Generation IV, he pays out PokémonDollar.png16,800 despite the level 88 Pikachu because, again, the last Pokémon in his party is his Level 84 Blastoise.

In Multi Battles, the total payout is simply the sum of the payouts of the two Trainers if they had separate parties. For example, in Generation IV, battling a Camper with a level 26 Spearow at the end of the party at the same time as a Champion with a level 78 Garchomp at the end of the party would earn the player PokémonDollar.png416 + PokémonDollar.png15,600 = PokémonDollar.png16,016. Taking on two Roughnecks with a Level 53 and Level 67 Koffing respectively would earn the player PokémonDollar.png1272 + PokémonDollar.png1608 = PokémonDollar.png2880.

Base payout table

Below is a table of the base payouts of each Trainer class, by generation.

Trainer class Gen I Gen II Gen III Gen IV Gen V Gen VI
Beauty PokémonDollar.png70 PokémonDollar.png88 PokémonDollar.png80 PokémonDollar.png56 PokémonDollar.png56 PokémonDollar.png80*
Biker PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png32
Bird Keeper PokémonDollar.png25 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png32
Black Belt PokémonDollar.png25 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png48*
Boss PokémonDollar.png99 PokémonDollar.png80 PokémonDollar.png180 PokémonDollar.png200
Bug Catcher PokémonDollar.png10 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png12 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16
Burglar PokémonDollar.png90 PokémonDollar.png88 PokémonDollar.png88 PokémonDollar.png16
Channeler PokémonDollar.png30 PokémonDollar.png32
Cool/Ace Trainer♂ PokémonDollar.png35 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png48*
PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png100
Cool/Ace Trainer♀ PokémonDollar.png35 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png48*
PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png100
Cue Ball/Roughneck PokémonDollar.png25 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png24
Engineer PokémonDollar.png50 PokémonDollar.png48
Fisherman PokémonDollar.png35 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png56
Gambler/Gamer/PI PokémonDollar.png70 PokémonDollar.png72 PokémonDollar.png120
Gentleman PokémonDollar.png70 PokémonDollar.png72 PokémonDollar.png72*
PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png200*
Grunt PokémonDollar.png30 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40
Hiker PokémonDollar.png35 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png36 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png56
Jr. Trainer♂/Camper PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png16
Jr. Trainer♀/Picnicker PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png16
Juggler PokémonDollar.png35 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png32
Lass PokémonDollar.png15 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png24*
Poké Maniac PokémonDollar.png50 PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png64
Psychic PokémonDollar.png10 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png56
Rocker PokémonDollar.png25 PokémonDollar.png24
Super Nerd PokémonDollar.png25 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png24
Swimmer ♂ PokémonDollar.png5 PokémonDollar.png8 PokémonDollar.png8 PokémonDollar.png8 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16
Swimmer ♀ PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png8 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16
Sailor PokémonDollar.png30 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png32
Scientist PokémonDollar.png50 PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png72
Tamer PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40
Youngster PokémonDollar.png15 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png24*
Boarder PokémonDollar.png72 PokémonDollar.png32
Executive/Commander PokémonDollar.png72 PokémonDollar.png80
Firebreather PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png32
Guitarist PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png32
Kimono Girl PokémonDollar.png72 PokémonDollar.png120
Medium PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png48
Mysticalman PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png120
Policeman PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40
Poké Fan PokémonDollar.png80 PokémonDollar.png80 PokémonDollar.png64 PokémonDollar.png64 PokémonDollar.png80
Sage PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png48
Schoolboy/School Kid PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png20
Skier PokémonDollar.png72 PokémonDollar.png32
Teacher PokémonDollar.png72 PokémonDollar.png48
Twins PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png32
Admin PokémonDollar.png40*
Aroma Lady PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png32
Battle Girl PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png48
Bug Maniac PokémonDollar.png60
Collector PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png64
Cool Couple PokémonDollar.png48
Crush Girl PokémonDollar.png24
Crush Kin PokémonDollar.png48
Dragon Tamer PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png32
Expert PokémonDollar.png40
Hex Maniac PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png32
Interviewers PokémonDollar.png96 PokémonDollar.png144
Kindler PokémonDollar.png32
Lady PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png160 PokémonDollar.png160 PokémonDollar.png120
Ninja Boy PokémonDollar.png12 PokémonDollar.png8
Old Couple PokémonDollar.png80
Painter PokémonDollar.png16
Parasol Lady PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png32
Pokémon Breeder PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png64
Pokémon Ranger PokémonDollar.png48*
PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png80
Rich Boy PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png160 PokémonDollar.png160 PokémonDollar.png120
Ruin Maniac PokémonDollar.png60*
Sis and Bro PokémonDollar.png24*
Sr. and Jr. PokémonDollar.png32
Triathlete PokémonDollar.png40
Tuber PokémonDollar.png4 PokémonDollar.png4
Winstrate PokémonDollar.png20*
Young Couple PokémonDollar.png64*
Artist PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png56
Belle & Pa PokémonDollar.png112
Cameraman PokémonDollar.png32
Clown PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png32
Cowgirl PokémonDollar.png16
Cyclist PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png32
Double Team PokémonDollar.png240
Elder PokémonDollar.png120
Idol PokémonDollar.png72
Jogger PokémonDollar.png32
Maid PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40
Poké Kid PokémonDollar.png8
Rancher PokémonDollar.png40
Reporter PokémonDollar.png40
Socialite PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png200*
Veteran PokémonDollar.png80 PokémonDollar.png80 PokémonDollar.png140
Waiter PokémonDollar.png40
Waitress PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png64*
Worker PokémonDollar.png20* PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png64
Backers PokémonDollar.png48
Backpacker PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png40
Baker PokémonDollar.png40
Clerk PokémonDollar.png40*
Dancer PokémonDollar.png32
Depot Agent PokémonDollar.png40
Doctor PokémonDollar.png60
GAME FREAK PokémonDollar.png80
Hooligans PokémonDollar.png64
Hoopster PokémonDollar.png100
Infielder PokémonDollar.png100
Janitor PokémonDollar.png40
Linebacker PokémonDollar.png100
Motorcyclist PokémonDollar.png32
Musician PokémonDollar.png32
Nurse PokémonDollar.png40
Nursery Aide PokémonDollar.png40
Pilot PokémonDollar.png60
Preschooler PokémonDollar.png4 PokémonDollar.png16
Smasher PokémonDollar.png100
Striker PokémonDollar.png100
Subway Boss PokémonDollar.png100
Team Plasma PokémonDollar.png180
The Riches PokémonDollar.png200
Ace Duo PokémonDollar.png200
Artist Family PokémonDollar.png112
Brains & Brawn PokémonDollar.png104
Butler PokémonDollar.png80
Chef PokémonDollar.png64*
Delinquent PokémonDollar.png32
Fairy Tale Girl PokémonDollar.png32
Furisode Girl PokémonDollar.png72
Garçon PokémonDollar.png64*
Gardener PokémonDollar.png64
Honeymooners PokémonDollar.png144
Lumiose Gang Member PokémonDollar.png80
Mysterious Sisters PokémonDollar.png64
Owner PokémonDollar.png160*
Poké Fan Family PokémonDollar.png160
Pokémon Professor PokémonDollar.png140
Punk Couple PokémonDollar.png96
Punk Girl PokémonDollar.png48*
Punk Guy PokémonDollar.png48*
Rangers PokémonDollar.png160
Rising Star PokémonDollar.png60
Roller Skater PokémonDollar.png32
Schoolboy PokémonDollar.png34
Schoolgirl PokémonDollar.png32
Secret Base Trainer PokémonDollar.png20
Sky Trainer PokémonDollar.png100
Street Thug PokémonDollar.png32
Successor PokémonDollar.png160
Suspicious Child PokémonDollar.png32
Suspicious Lady PokémonDollar.png16
Suspicious Woman PokémonDollar.png140
Team Flare PokémonDollar.png140
Tourist PokémonDollar.png80*
Leader PokémonDollar.png99 PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png120 PokémonDollar.png120 PokémonDollar.png160*
Elite Four PokémonDollar.png99 PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png120 PokémonDollar.png120 PokémonDollar.png200*
Champion PokémonDollar.png99 PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png240*
Pokémon Trainer[1] PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png100[2] PokémonDollar.png100[3] PokémonDollar.png100
Rival/Passerby Boy PokémonDollar.png35* PokémonDollar.png60* PokémonDollar.png16* PokémonDollar.png100*
PokémonDollar.png65* PokémonDollar.png36* PokémonDollar.png64*
PokémonDollar.png99* PokémonDollar.png100* PokémonDollar.png100*

Trainer classes that did not appear in a given generation are denoted by —.

  1. Pokémon Trainer is the title given to the rivals introduced Generation III onwards.
  2. In HGSS, Red's base payout, when he holds this title, is PokémonDollar.png200.
  3. In B2W2, N's base payout, when he holds this title, is PokémonDollar.png200. When Cheren and Bianca hold this title during Memory Link battles, their payouts are PokémonDollar.png120

Player character

050Diglett.png This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Gen 5+ payouts.

In FireRed and LeafGreen and Generation IV on, the money lost when the player blacks out—whether or not in a Trainer battle or a wild battle—is calculated using the same formula for the NPC Trainers. In Pokémon Emerald and prior to FireRed and LeafGreen, the player simply loses half of the money they have. Unlike NPC Trainers, however, for the player, Level is the highest level of any Pokémon in their party instead of simply the level of the last one—this is probably to prevent players from simply inserting a low-level Pokémon at the end of the party to minimize money lost.

Base payout is looked up using the following table:

Badges Payout
0 PokémonDollar.png8 PokémonDollar.png8 PokémonDollar.png?? PokémonDollar.png??
1 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png?? PokémonDollar.png??
2 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png?? PokémonDollar.png24
3 PokémonDollar.png36 PokémonDollar.png36 PokémonDollar.png?? PokémonDollar.png36
4 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png?? PokémonDollar.png48
5 PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png64 PokémonDollar.png64
6 PokémonDollar.png80 PokémonDollar.png80 PokémonDollar.png80 PokémonDollar.png80
7 PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png100
8 PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png120 PokémonDollar.png120 PokémonDollar.png120

For example, if the highest-leveled Pokémon in the player's party is Level 96 and the player has seven Badges, a loss to another Trainer will cost the player PokémonDollar.png9600.

If the Trainer is currently holding less money than the amount calculated, the player will simply lose all his or her money and black out.

In the anime

In Pokémon Origins

Prize money was mentioned in the Pokémon Origins episode File 2 - Cubone, where Red was seen buying a Magikarp from the Magikarp salesman on Route 4 with prize money he had earned.

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