Backpacker (Trainer class)

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A Backpacker (Japanese: バックパッカー Backpacker) is a type of Trainer class introduced in Generation V. They are young men and women who carry large backpacks with them.

Backpackers use many different types of Pokémon. They will always have just one Pokémon in their party unless they are involved in a triple battle, rotation battle, or the Battle Subway. Some will give out Max Repels when defeated.

Personality and characteristics

Backpackers seem to be drifters. They go where they want to go, even though it may cause a problem for others. (One in the Battle Subway comments that her boyfriend left her. This could be because he wasn't a Backpacker, and couldn't see her.) In general, they seem to be cheerful people.


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  • Even though Backpackers typically only use one Pokémon, their sprites show them with a few Poké Balls attached to their backpacks, apparently for quick access to them.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Randonneur ()
Randonneuse ()
Germany Flag.png German Backpacker
Italy Flag.png Italian Giramondo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Mochilero ()
Mochilera ()

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