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Ruin Maniac (Trainer class)

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Ruin Maniac
いせきマニア Ruin Maniac
Spr DP Ruin Maniac.png
Ruin Maniac sprite from Generation IV
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, and LeafGreen
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Gender Male
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Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut [[ (TCG)|]]
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Manga debut Find Munchlax!! (DP Adventure!)

A Ruin Maniac (Japanese: いせきマニア Ruin Maniac) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation III games. They are often depicted as stereotypical explorers, shown in Generation III as old men in safari outfits and pith helmets, generally having the appearance of an archaeologist in the field. In Generation IV they are younger and wear fedoras and jackets, which make them look very similar to Indiana Jones.

They can usually be seen near any archaeological sites containing rare Pokémon or events. One such Trainer in Generation IV proposes a contest between the player and himself to determine which is faster: the player catching 26 Unown, or the Ruin Maniac digging through the Maniac Tunnel.

In Generation III they use Ground- and Rock-type Pokémon, whereas in Generation IV they use Steel- and Rock-type Pokémon. They often use Geodude, Bronzor, Sandshrew and Sandslash.

In the games

Appearance

Spr RS Ruin Maniac.png Spr FRLG Ruin Maniac.png Spr DP Ruin Maniac.png
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprite from
Generation IV
Hiker RSE OD.png Hiker FRLG OD.png Ruin Maniac OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV

Trainer list

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire


Pokémon Emerald


Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl


Pokémon Platinum


In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Ruin Maniac named Nobuo is seen battling Hex Maniac Honoka in the Battle Dome. While it is unknown who won, what is known is Nobuo at some point lost a match, eliminating him from the tournament.

Pokémon

Nobuo's Corsola
Corsola
Corsola is Nobuo's only known Pokémon. It was seen battling Honoka's Sableye in the Battle Dome.

Corsola's only known move is Rock Blast.

Debut VS Vileplume I

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

In Find Munchlax!!, a Ruin Maniac is one of the three Trainers searching for Munchlax. He uses his "ruin excavation skills" to scatter bait and dig a trap.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 遺跡狂 Yíjī Kuáng
France Flag.png French RuineManiac
Germany Flag.png German Ruinenmaniac
Italy Flag.png Italian Scoprirovine
South Korea Flag.png Korean 유적마니아 Yujeok Mania
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ruinamaníaco



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SailorSchool Kid*ScientistSkierSuper NerdSwimmerTeacherTeam Rocket Grunt*TwinsYoungster
Mystery ManCHGSS*
Double TeamHGSSElderHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
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CowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdolJoggerLadyNinja Boy
Parasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN Ranger
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TuberVeteranWaiterWaitressWorker
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon

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Hex ManiacHikerInterviewerKindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREMagma LeaderRENinja Boy
Old CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPokéfanPokéManiacPKMN RangerPKMN TrainerPKMN Breeder
PsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidSis and BroSr. and Jr.Swimmer
Team Aqua GruntSETeam Magma GruntRETriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung 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
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