Prize money

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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

Core series games

Below is a table of the base payouts of each Trainer class in the core series games, by generation. Trainer classes that did not appear in a given generation are denoted by —.

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 General XY: PokémonDollar.png80
Lumiose streets: PokémonDollar.png20
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png56
Biker PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png32
Bird Keeper PokémonDollar.png25 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png40
Black Belt PokémonDollar.png25 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png32 General XY: PokémonDollar.png48
Lumiose streets: PokémonDollar.png20
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png32
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 XY: PokémonDollar.png100
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png60
Cool/Ace Trainer♀ PokémonDollar.png35 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png60 XY: PokémonDollar.png100
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png60
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 XY: PokémonDollar.png56
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png32
Gambler/Gamer/PI PokémonDollar.png70 PokémonDollar.png72 PokémonDollar.png120
Gentleman PokémonDollar.png70 PokémonDollar.png72 PokémonDollar.png72
S.S. Tidal: PokémonDollar.png200
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 XY: PokémonDollar.png56
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png32
Jr. Trainer♂/Camper PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16
Jr. Trainer♀/Picnicker PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16
Juggler PokémonDollar.png35 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png32
Lass PokémonDollar.png15 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16 XY: PokémonDollar.png24
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png16
Poké Maniac PokémonDollar.png50 PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png64 PokémonDollar.png28
Psychic PokémonDollar.png10 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png32 XY: PokémonDollar.png56
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png32
Rocker PokémonDollar.png25 PokémonDollar.png24
Super Nerd PokémonDollar.png25 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png24
Swimmer ♂ PokémonDollar.png5 PokémonDollar.png8 RSE: PokémonDollar.png8
FRLG: PokémonDollar.png4
PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16
Swimmer ♀ PokémonDollar.png20 RSE: PokémonDollar.png8
FRLG: PokémonDollar.png4
PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16
Sailor PokémonDollar.png30 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png40
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 XY: PokémonDollar.png24
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png16
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 PokémonDollar.png28
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 XY: PokémonDollar.png80
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png64
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 XY: PokémonDollar.png32
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png8
Admin RSE: PokémonDollar.png40
FRLG: PokémonDollar.png32
Aroma Lady PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png32
Battle Girl PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png32 XY: PokémonDollar.png48
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png32
Bug Maniac PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png28
Collector PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png64 PokémonDollar.png28
Cool Couple PokémonDollar.png48
Crush Girl PokémonDollar.png24
Crush Kin PokémonDollar.png48
Dragon Tamer PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png60
Expert PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png80
Hex Maniac PokémonDollar.png24 XY: PokémonDollar.png32
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png28
Interviewers PokémonDollar.png96 PokémonDollar.png144 PokémonDollar.png80
Kindler PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png32
Lady PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png160 PokémonDollar.png160 PokémonDollar.png120
Ninja Boy PokémonDollar.png12 PokémonDollar.png8 PokémonDollar.png16
Old Couple PokémonDollar.png80 PokémonDollar.png160
Painter PokémonDollar.png16
Parasol Lady PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png32
Pokémon Breeder PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png48 BW: PokémonDollar.png48
B2W2: PokémonDollar.png32
XY: PokémonDollar.png64
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png40
Pokémon Ranger RSE: PokémonDollar.png48
FRLG: PokémonDollar.png36
PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png60 XY: PokémonDollar.png80
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png60
Rich Boy PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png160 PokémonDollar.png160 PokémonDollar.png120
Ruin Maniac RSE: PokémonDollar.png60
FRLG: PokémonDollar.png48
PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png28
Sis and Bro RSE: PokémonDollar.png24
FRLG: PokémonDollar.png8
Sr. and Jr./Teammates PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png48
Triathlete PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40
Tuber PokémonDollar.png4 PokémonDollar.png4 PokémonDollar.png4
Winstrate RS: PokémonDollar.png20
E: PokémonDollar.png40
Victor/Victoria: PokémonDollar.png64
Vivi: PokémonDollar.png16
Vicky: PokémonDollar.png80
Young Couple PokémonDollar.png64
S.S. Tidal: PokémonDollar.png56
PokémonDollar.png128 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/Madame PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png200*
Veteran PokémonDollar.png80 PokémonDollar.png80 PokémonDollar.png140
Waiter PokémonDollar.png40
Waitress PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png64
Lumiose streets: PokémonDollar.png20
Worker PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png64
Backers PokémonDollar.png48
Backpacker PokémonDollar.png24 XY: PokémonDollar.png40
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png24
Baker PokémonDollar.png40
Clerk PokémonDollar.png40
Boss clerk: PokémonDollar.png80
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
Geoff: PokémonDollar.png200
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
Shadow Triad #1 at Frigate: PokémonDollar.png100
BW N battle 3-4: PokémonDollar.png100
BW N battle 5: PokémonDollar.png200
The Riches PokémonDollar.png200
Ace Duo XY: PokémonDollar.png200
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png60
Artist Family PokémonDollar.png112
Brains & Brawn XY: PokémonDollar.png104
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png64
Butler PokémonDollar.png80
Chef PokémonDollar.png64
Lumiose streets: PokémonDollar.png20
Delinquent PokémonDollar.png32
Driver PokémonDollar.png64
Fairy Tale Girl XY: PokémonDollar.png32
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png16
Free Diver PokémonDollar.png40
Furisode Girl PokémonDollar.png72
Garçon PokémonDollar.png64
Lumiose streets: PokémonDollar.png20
Gardener PokémonDollar.png64
Honeymooners PokémonDollar.png144
Lorekeeper PokémonDollar.png100
Lumiose Gang Member PokémonDollar.png80
Monsieur PokémonDollar.png200*
Mysterious Sisters XY: PokémonDollar.png64
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png44
Owner PokémonDollar.png160
Lumiose streets: PokémonDollar.png20
Poké Fan Family PokémonDollar.png160
Pokémon Professor PokémonDollar.png140
Proprietor PokémonDollar.png80
Punk Couple PokémonDollar.png96
Punk Girl PokémonDollar.png48
Lumiose streets: PokémonDollar.png20
Punk Guy PokémonDollar.png48
Lumiose streets: PokémonDollar.png20
Rangers PokémonDollar.png160
Rising Star PokémonDollar.png60
Roller Skater PokémonDollar.png32
Schoolboy PokémonDollar.png34
Schoolgirl PokémonDollar.png32
Scuba Diver PokémonDollar.png40
Secret Base Expert PokémonDollar.png60
Secret Base Trainer PokémonDollar.png20
Sky Trainer PokémonDollar.png100
Sootopolitan PokémonDollar.png120
Street Thug PokémonDollar.png32
Successor PokémonDollar.png160
Suspicious Child PokémonDollar.png32
Suspicious Lady PokémonDollar.png16
Suspicious Woman PokémonDollar.png140
Team Flare PokémonDollar.png140
Lysandre: PokémonDollar.png200
Tourist Older: PokémonDollar.png80
Younger: PokémonDollar.png72
Leader PokémonDollar.png99 PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png120 PokémonDollar.png120 XY: PokémonDollar.png160
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png120
Elite Four PokémonDollar.png99 PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png120 PokémonDollar.png120 XY: PokémonDollar.png200
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png160
Champion PokémonDollar.png99 PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png200 XY: PokémonDollar.png240
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png200
Pokémon Trainer[1] PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png100
Red: PokémonDollar.png200
B2W2 N: PokémonDollar.png200
Memory Link: PokémonDollar.png120
XY: PokémonDollar.png100
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png40
Rival/Passerby Boy Battles 1-3: PokémonDollar.png35 Battles 1-5: PokémonDollar.png60 Battles 1-3: PokémonDollar.png16 Battle 1: PokémonDollar.png100
Battles 4-7: PokémonDollar.png65 Battles 4-7: PokémonDollar.png36 Battles 2-7: PokémonDollar.png64
As Champion: PokémonDollar.png99 Battles 6-7: PokémonDollar.png100 As Champion: PokémonDollar.png100
  1. Pokémon Trainer is the Trainer class generally given to rivals introduced in Generation III and later.

Pokémon Colosseum and XD

For all Double Battles in Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD, the payout formula has an extra multiplier of two. This is the case for almost all battles with a cash reward in Colosseum and XD, except for two battles at the Pokémon HQ Lab in XD.

Trainer class Colo XD
Athlete PokémonDollar.png8
Bandana Guy PokémonDollar.png8
Beauty PokémonDollar.png10
Bodybuilder PokémonDollar.png12 PokémonDollar.png12
Casual Dude PokémonDollar.png10
Casual Guy PokémonDollar.png15
Chaser PokémonDollar.png10 PokémonDollar.png10
Cipher PokémonDollar.png50
Cipher Admin PokémonDollar.png50 PokémonDollar.png50
Cipher Cmdr PokémonDollar.png40
Cipher Head PokémonDollar.png50
Cipher Peon PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png20
Cipher R&D PokémonDollar.png25
Cooltrainer PokémonDollar.png15 PokémonDollar.png15
Deep King PokémonDollar.png16
Fun Old Man PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16
Grand Master PokémonDollar.png50
Guy PokémonDollar.png10
Hunter PokémonDollar.png8 PokémonDollar.png8
Kaminko Aide PokémonDollar.png30
Lady PokémonDollar.png10
Matron PokémonDollar.png16
Miror B.Peon PokémonDollar.png10
Mystery Troop/Spy PokémonDollar.png15 PokémonDollar.png15
Myth Trainer PokémonDollar.png50
Navigator PokémonDollar.png10
Pregymleader PokémonDollar.png30 PokémonDollar.png30
Researcher PokémonDollar.png20
Rich Boy PokémonDollar.png10
Rider PokémonDollar.png5 PokémonDollar.png5
Robo Groudon PokémonDollar.png35
Rogue PokémonDollar.png8 PokémonDollar.png15
Roller Boy PokémonDollar.png3
Sailor PokémonDollar.png8
Shady Guy PokémonDollar.png10
Snagem Head PokémonDollar.png50 PokémonDollar.png50
St.Performer PokémonDollar.png8
Supertrainer PokémonDollar.png50
Teacher PokémonDollar.png20
Team Snagem PokémonDollar.png5 PokémonDollar.png10
Thug PokémonDollar.png10
Wanderer PokémonDollar.png10
Worker PokémonDollar.png10 PokémonDollar.png10

Player character

Core series games

In the Generation I games, Generation II games, and Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, the amount of money lost when the player blacks out—whether or not in a Trainer battle or a wild battle—is simply half of the money the player has. In Pokémon FireRed, LeafGreen, and all games from Generation IV onwards, the money lost is calculated using the same formula for the NPC Trainers. 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 Base payout
FRLG & Gen IV Gen V & VI
0 PokémonDollar.png8
1 PokémonDollar.png16
2 PokémonDollar.png24
3 PokémonDollar.png36
4 PokémonDollar.png48
5 PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png64
6 PokémonDollar.png80
7 PokémonDollar.png100
8 PokémonDollar.png120

For example, if the player has seven Badges and loses a battle with only a Level 96 Venusaur in their party, PokémonDollar.png9600 will be lost. The minimum amount of money that the player can lose is PokémonDollar.png8 (if the Pokémon with the highest level in the player's party is level 1 and the player has 0 Badges; 1×8=8), while the maximum is PokémonDollar.png12000 (if the Pokémon with the highest level in the player's party is level 100 and the player has 8 Badges; 100×120=12000).

If the player is currently holding less money than the amount calculated, they will simply lose all their money when they black out.

Pokémon Colosseum and XD

In Pokémon Colosseum, the amount of money lost when the player whites out is half of the money the player has.

In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, the amount of money lost when the player whites out is PokémonDollar.png16 × the level of the player's highest-level Pokémon.

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 the prize money he had earned.


  • The highest amount of prize money that can be received in a single battle is PokémonDollar.png345,600. This is possible by defeating Grand Duchess Diantha at the Battle Chateau while the Black Writ of Challenge, the Gold Writ of Invitation, and a Level 3 Prize Money O-Power are in effect, Happy Hour has been used, and a Pokémon holding an Amulet Coin or Luck Incense has participated in the battle.

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