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Swimmer (Trainer class)

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Swimmer
かいパンやろう/ビキニのおねえさん Swimsuit Guy/Bikini Lady
VSSwimmer M.pngVSSwimmer F.png
Art from X and Y
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
Black and White
Black 2 and White 2
X and Y
Stadium 2
Gender Both
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Lizabeth*
Akinori, Jack (Adventures)
Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut [[ (TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut Wake Up--You’re Snorlax! (Adventures)

A Swimmer is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation I games. Originally, the only Swimmers to appear in-game were male—Swimmer ♂ (Japanese: かいパンやろう Swimsuit Guy)—but in Generation II, female swimmers, Swimmer ♀ (Japanese: ビキニのおねえさん Bikini Lady) were introduced. Swimmers are found in the sea, usually just off the coast, and in some Gyms. Prior to Generation VI, they were formatted as Swimmer♂ and Swimmer♀

When female Swimmers are paired with male Tubers in Double Battles, they are called Sis and Bros.

They specialize in Water-type Pokémon.

Appearance

Spr RG Swimmer.png Spr GS Swimmer M.pngSpr GS Swimmer F.png S2 SwimmerM.pngS2 SwimmerF.png Spr RS Swimmer M.pngSpr RS Swimmer F.png Spr FRLG Swimmer M.pngSpr FRLG Swimmer F.png Spr DP Swimmer M.pngSpr DP Swimmer F.png
Sprite from
Generation I
Sprites from
Generation II
Portraits from
Stadium* and Stadium 2
Sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprites from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprites from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Swimmer I OD.png Swimmer m II OD.pngSwimmer f II OD.png Swimmer m RSE OD.pngSwimmer f RSE OD.png Swimmer m FRLG OD.pngSwimmer f FRLG OD.pngSwimmer m land FRLG OD.pngSwimmer f land FRLG OD.png Swimmer m IV OD.pngSwimmer f IV OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprites from
Generation II
Overworld sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald
Overworld sprites from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprites from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Spr HGSS Swimmer M.pngSpr HGSS Swimmer F.png Spr BW Swimmer M.pngSpr BW Swimmer F.png Spr B2W2 Swimmer M.pngSpr B2W2 Swimmer F.png VSSwimmer M.pngVSSwimmer F.png
Sprites from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Sprites from
Black and White
Sprites from
Black 2 and White 2
Art from
X and Y
Swimmer m HGSS OD.pngSwimmer f HGSS OD.png Swimmer m OD.pngSwimmer f OD.png
Overworld sprites from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Overworld sprites from
Generation V


Unedited sprites

Spr GS Swimmer F JP.png Spr DP Swimmer M JP.png Spr HGSS Swimmer M JP.png
Sprite from
Generation II (JP)
Sprite from
Diamond and Pearl, and Platinum (JP)
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver (JP)
  • In the Japanese versions of Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the female Swimmers are winking. This was changed in the international releases.
  • In the Japanese versions of Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver, the male Swimmers are wearing swim briefs. This was changed to swim shorts in the international releases.

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 Black and White


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2


Pokémon X and Y


In the anime

A Swimmer in Pokémon Origins

In Pokémon Origins

A Swimmer briefly appeared in the Pokémon Origins episode File 3 - Giovanni, where Red was shown defeating him in a battle.

Pokémon

Swimmer's Seadra
Seadra
Seadra is the Swimmer's only known Pokémon. It was defeated in a battle by Red's Charmeleon, despite the type advantage.

None of Seadra's moves are known.

Debut File 3 - Giovanni

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Red, Green & Blue chapter

A Swimmer first appeared in Wake Up—You’re Snorlax!, participating in the Bicycle race Red eventually won, during which they were impeded by a Snorlax sleeping in an inconvenient spot.

Yellow chapter

Another Swimmer later appeared in Breath of the Dragonair Part 1 and Breath of the Dragonair Part 2, where he broke his leg before a surfing contest and lent Yellow his Slowpoke. Q&A section of the Netkun website once revealed this swimmer's name as Akinori.

Pokémon

Here is a listing of Akinori's known Pokémon:

Akinori's Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Akinori was originally going to use Slowpoke for a surfing contest but broke his leg and lent it to Yellow instead. After the contest got interrupted and before the battle with Lance, Yellow returned Slowpoke to Akinori.

Slowpoke's only known move is Surf.

Debut Breath of the Dragonair Part 1

Ruby & Sapphire chapter

A Feebas-hunting Swimmer appears in Not So Fetching Feebas, being the Trainer class's most prominent appearance. When Ruby accidentally crashes into his trap laid for the Feebas, he forces Ruby into helping him with his hunt. After Ruby finds a Feebas and lets it go, he tells Ruby he is looking for a Feebas to sell to a man who is willing to pay a load of money for the rare fish. After Ruby decides to keep the Feebas for a while, the Swimmer decides to find Ruby so he can breed a Feebas of his own.

He appears once again in Slateport City. When the Contest Hall collapses, he helps the shocked Ruby out of the hall. He also helps to rescue a blind boy who was assigned by Steven to read the slab containing the secret to unlock the Legendary golems.

As stated by Hidenori Kusaka in Volume 16's Author's Words, this Swimmer is Jack (ヒデノリ Hidenori). He can be challenged in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire and uses the same Pokémon. Like Fisherman Wilton before him, Jack shares his Japanese name with the manga's author.

Pokémon

This listing is of Jack's known Pokémon:

Jack's Staryu
Staryu
Staryu was with the Swimmer assisting him on the bait of luring Feebas as the fish Pokémon would have made him very rich.

Staryu's only known move is Surf.

Debut Not So Fetching Feebas
Jack's Gyarados
Gyarados
The Swimmer used this Gyarados to rescue Ruby from a giant flood that happened throughout Slateport City.

Gyarados's only known move is Surf.

Debut The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon I

Trivia

  • Because of the lack of female Swimmers, female Trainers encountered on water routes in Generation I are of the Beauty and Jr. Trainer♀ classes.
  • For the first time in Generation V, male Swimmers are depicted with swim shorts in a Japanese release. In previous games, they were depicted wearing swim briefs, which would sometimes be changed into swim shorts for international releases.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 泳褲男 Yǒngkù Nán ()
比基尼小姐 Bǐjīní Xiǎojiě ()
France Flag.png European French Nageur ()
Nageuse ()
Germany Flag.png German Schwimmer ()
Schwimmerin ()
Italy Flag.png Italian Nuotatore ()
Nuotatrice ()
South Korea Flag.png Korean 수영팬티 소년 Suyeong Panty Sonyeon ()
비키니 아가씨 Bikini Agassi ()
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Nadador ()
Nadadora ()


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 Aqua AdminSEAqua LeaderSEAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherBug Maniac
CamperChampionCollectorCooltrainerDragon 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
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
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBeautyB2W2BikerBlack BeltBoss TrainerB2W2Champion
ClerkCyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGuitaristB2W2Harlequin
HikerHooligansHoopsterInfielderJanitorLadyLassLeaderLinebackerMaidMotorcyclistMusicianNurse
Nursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN TrainerPoliceman
PreschoolerPsychicRich BoyRoughneckSchool KidScientistSmasherSocialiteStrikerSubway Boss
SwimmerTeam PlasmaTeam Plasma GruntThe RichesBWTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
Pokéstar Studios Only:B2W2
A-list ActorActorActressBig StarCelebrityChic ActressChild StarComedianFine Actor
Movie StarNew ActressStar ActorSuit ActorUnique StarVeteran Star
Pokémon World Tournament Only:B2W2
Junior RepresentativeMaster RepresentativeSenior Representative
World ChampionWorld FinalistWorld Runner-up
Kalos Ace DuoAce TrainerArtistArtist FamilyBackpackerBattle GirlBeautyBlack BeltBrains & Brawn
ButlerChampionChefDriverElite FourFairy Tale GirlFishermanFurisode GirlGarçonGardener
Hex ManiacHikerHoneymoonersLassLeaderLumiose Gang MemberMysterious SistersOwner
Poké FanPoké Fan FamilyPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon RangerPokémon Trainer
PreschoolerPsychicPunk CouplePunk GirlPunk GuyRangersRising StarRoller Skater
SchoolboySchoolgirlScientistSky TrainerSuccessorSuspicious ChildSuspicious Lady
Suspicious WomanSwimmerTeam FlareTeam Flare AdminTeam Flare BossTeam Flare Grunt
TouristTwinsVeteranWaitressWorkerYoungster
Battle Chateau Ranks:
By Male: BaronViscountEarlMarquisDukeGrand Duke
By Female: BaronessViscountessCountessMarchionessDuchessGrand Duchess
Only in Battle Institute and Battle Maison:
Battle ChatelaineLadyMadameMaidMonsieurRich Boy
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