Collector (Trainer class)

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ポケモンコレクター Pokémon Collector
ORAS Collector.png
Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Gender Male
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Bill, Lawrence III
Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut HeartGold & SoulSilver
TCG card Pokémon Collector
Manga debut Find Munchlax!! (DP Adventure)
GDZ50 (Gotta Catch 'Em All)

A Collector (Japanese: ポケモンコレクター Pokémon Collector) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation III games. They are generally depicted as nerdy young men carrying many Poké Balls.

In Generation III and VI, they use game-exclusive Pokémon. In Diamond and Pearl, they use three Pokémon of the same species, while in Platinum they use rare Pokémon such as Togetic or Feebas. They often talk about how they wish to catch rare Pokémon.

In Generation I, one of Bill's titles was the Collector.


Spr RS Collector.png Spr DP Collector.png VSCollector.png
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
Generation IV
VS sprite from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Fossil Maniac OD.png Collector OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV

Trainer list

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In the anime

Lawrence III

Lawrence III called himself a collector. While his design is different from that of the at the time undesigned and unintroduced Trainer class, he shares the common interest in rare Pokémon. His image song is titled I am a Collector.

In the manga

A Collector in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

In Find Munchlax!!, a Collector is one of the three Trainers searching for Munchlax. He claims that all Collectors dream about Munchlax due to its extreme rarity, and he uses honey to lure it out.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

A Collector appeared in GDZ50.


Collector Blissey GDZ.png
Collector Ditto GDZ.png
Collector Dugtrio GDZ.png

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Collector in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Pokémon Collector Su HeartGold & SoulSilver Uncommon 97/123 SoulSilver Collection Uncommon 068/070
      Steelix Constructed Standard Deck   017/019
      Tyranitar Constructed Standard Deck   016/019
Raichu Half Deck   22/30      
Raichu Half Deck   27/30      

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 神奇寶貝收藏家 Shénqíbǎobèi Shōucángjiā
France Flag.png French Collec
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon-Sammler
Italy Flag.png Italian Cercapokémon*
Cerca PKMN*
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓몬 컬렉터 Pokémon Collector
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokécolector

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ChampionExecutive*FirebreatherFisherman*GentlemanGuitaristHikerJugglerKimono GirlLass
LeaderMediumPicnickerPokéfanPoké Maniac*PKMN TrainerPoliceman*PsychicRivalSage
SailorSchool Kid*ScientistSkierSuper NerdSwimmerTeacherTeam Rocket Grunt*TwinsYoungster
Mystery ManCHGSS*
Double TeamHGSSElderHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Battle Frontier only:HGSS

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CowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdolJoggerLadyNinja Boy
Parasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN Ranger
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Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon

Hoenn Ace Trainer*Aqua AdminSEASAqua LeaderSEASAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack Belt
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GentlemanGuitaristHex ManiacHikerInterviewersKindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREOR
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LorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORASScuba DiverORASSecret Base ExpertORAS
Secret Base TrainerORASSootopolitanORASStreet ThugORAS
Battle Frontier only:E
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Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:ORAS
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Punk GuyRising StarRoller SkaterSchoolboySchoolgirlScientistTouristVeteranWaitressWorker
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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