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Sailor (Trainer class)

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Sailor
ふなのり Sailor
Emerald Sailor.png
Art from Emerald
Other names
Introduced in Generation I
Appears in Red, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, and LeafGreen
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Stadium 2, XD
Gender Male
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Eldritch
Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut [[ (TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut Danger: High Voltorb (Adventures)
The Legendary Pokémon, Captured (DP Adventure!)

A Sailor (Japanese: ふなのり Sailor) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation I games. Originally they were often depicted as burly men in sailor suits flexing their muscles, though their sprites have become fatter and less muscular throughout the generations. In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, a sailor named Eldritch plays a minor part in the game's storyline.

They specialize in Water-type Pokémon, with the exception of using Raticate and the Machop evolution family.

Appearance

Spr RG Sailor.png Spr GS Sailor.png Spr RS Sailor JP.png Spr RS Sailor.png Spr FRLG Sailor.png Spr DP Sailor.png S2 Sailor.png
Sprite from
Generation I
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald (JP)
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprite from
Generation IV
Portrait from
Stadium and Stadium 2
Sailor I OD.png Sailor II OD.png Sailor RSE OD.png Sailor FRLG OD.png Sailor OD.png XD Sailor.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV
Headshot from
Pokémon XD

Trainer list

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow


Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal


Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire


Pokémon Emerald


Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl


Pokémon Platinum


Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver


Pokémon XD


A sailor in the anime

In the anime

A sailor was seen in Hoenn Alone!, helping Ash battle against Team Rocket. He was called a captain in the English dub.

Another sailor appeared briefly in Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness!, helping the Captain of the ship Ash, Iris and Cilan were in to investigate about Mrs. Ripple's lost jewel by interrogating Mr. Shaw.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Danger: High Voltorb of the Pokémon Adventures manga, a group of sailors are the S.S. Anne's guards. They also carry boxes to the ship.

In the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter, a sailor was seen in command of the Seagallop Ferry, transporting the protagonists from island to island.

Sailor Eldritch appears in the Diamond & Pearl chapter where he runs a boat transportation service, S.S. Sinnoh. He is mentioned again along with his family in the Platinum chapter by Palmer.

A Sailor briefly appears in the Platinum chapter where he was in the Battle Frontier.

Pokémon

Here is a listing of the Pokémon the Sailor from the Platinum chapter has:

Sailor's Wingull
Wingull
Wingull only appeared with its Trainer taking a stroll at the Battle Frontier.
Debut Clobbering Claydol

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

In The Legendary Pokémon Captured, a Sailor tells Byron, Hareta and Riley about an explosion that went on at Lake Valor.

Trivia

  • Despite its many ports, there are no Sailors in the Unova region.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 水手 Shuǐshǒu
France Flag.png European French Marin
Germany Flag.png German Matrose
Italy Flag.png Italian Marinaio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 선원 Seon'weon
Poland Flag.png Polish Marynarz
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Marinero



Trainer classes in the Pokémon main series
Kanto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*Bug CatcherBurglarCamper*ChampionGSCFRLGHGSS
ChannelerCue BallElite FourGSCFRLGHGSSEngineerFishermanGamer*GentlemanHikerJugglerLass
LeaderGSCFRLGHGSSPicnicker*Poké Maniac*PKMN TrainerGSCPsychicRivalRocker
Rocket Boss*FRLGHGSSSailorScientistSuper NerdSwimmerTamerTeam Rocket Grunt*Youngster
BoarderHGSSDouble TeamHGSSFirebreatherGSCHGSSGuitaristGSCHGSSMediumGSCHGSSPokéfanGSCHGSS
School Kid*GSCHGSSSkierHGSSTeacherGSCHGSSTwinsGSCFRLGHGSS
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
Beta Trainer class:
ChiefRGBY
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 LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack BeltBug Catcher
Bug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDragon TamerElite FourExpertFishermanGentlemanGuitarist
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
Orre Trainer classes
Area LeaderAthleteColoBandana GuyColoBeautyXDBodybuilderCasual DudeXDCasual GuyXDChaserCipherColoCipher AdminCipher CmdrXD
Cipher HeadColoCipher PeonCipher R&DXDCooltrainerCurmudgeonXDDeep KingColoFun Old ManGlasses ManColoGrand MasterXDGuyColo
HunterKaminko AideXDLadyColoLady in SuitColoMatron*Miror B.PeonColoMt.BtlMasterMystery ManXDMystery TroopColoMyth TrainerNavigatorXD
NewscasterXDPregymleaderResearcherRich BoyColoRiderRobo GroudonXDRogueRoller BoyColoSailorXDShady GuyColoSim TrainerXDSpyXD
St.PerformerColoSupertrainerTeam SnagemSnagem HeadTeacherColoThugXDVR TrainerColoWandererXDWorker

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