Boss Trainer (Trainer class)

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Boss Trainer
ボストレーナー Boss Trainer
Black 2 White 2 Benga.png
Artwork of Boss Trainer Benga from Black 2 and White 2
Other names
Introduced in Generation V
Appears in Black 2 and White 2
Gender Both
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A Boss Trainer (Japanese: ボストレーナー Boss Trainer) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation V games Pokémon Black and White 2. They are the leaders of each section of Black Tower (in Black City) or White Treehollow (in White Forest).

Boss Trainers do not have unique sprites like most other Trainer classes, instead appearing as other classes with the Boss Trainer title. They have Pokémon at slightly higher levels and more powerful Pokémon than the other Trainers in the Area; the Bosses of later areas even use legendary Pokémon. One notable Boss Trainer is Benga, Alder's grandson, who is the leader of the tenth and final section of the facility during the initial visit.


Spr B2W2 Pokémon Breeder M.png Spr B2W2 Pokémon Breeder F.png Spr B2W2 Benga.png
Abed and Brent's sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Abigail and Bess's sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Benga's sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Spr B2W2 Pokémon Ranger F.png Spr B2W2 Pokémon Ranger M.png Spr B2W2 Veteran M.png
Carleigh and Danelle's sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Carlen and Daneil's sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Ellas, Harmon, Ira, and Jariel's sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Spr B2W2 Veteran F.png Spr B2W2 Ace Trainer M.png Spr B2W2 Ace Trainer F.png
Elie, Harmony, Iria, and Janna's sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Frederick and Gaius's sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Freira and Gail's sprite from
Black 2 and White 2

Trainer list

Black Tower

White Treehollow


  • Each Boss Trainer has Pokémon with 3 levels more and PokémonDollar.png600 more than previous Trainer in Area order.
  • With exception of Benga, each Boss Trainer's first letter in their name is based on the alphabetical order in each numbered Area order. In the Japanese version, their first letter is based on the katakana in vowel "a" column order instead.

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBeautyB2W2BikerBlack BeltBoss TrainerB2W2Champion
ClerkCyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGuitaristB2W2Harlequin
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
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World ChampionWorld FinalistWorld Runner-up
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