Doctor (Trainer class)

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Doctor redirects here. For one who is considered to be an expert on Pokémon, see Pokémon Professor.

ドクター Doctor
Dr. Moss.png
Dr. Moss, a Doctor from the anime
Other names
Introduced in Generation V
Appears in Black and White
Black 2 and White 2
Gender Male only
Female Counterpart Nurse
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TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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A Doctor (Japanese: ドクター Doctor) is a Pokémon Trainer who specializes in healing and taking care of injured and sick Pokémon.

In the games

The Doctor Trainer class was introduced in Generation V. Battling them is optional; they do not challenge the Trainer upon sight, but instead when spoken to. Doctors will challenge the player on sight in the Black Tower, where they will heal the Trainer's party only once, but the player may choose when. Upon being defeated, the Doctor will heal the Trainer's party fully, and any time spoken to afterwards, unless they are battled in Big Stadium or Small Court. Some will give out Max Revives or Full Restores when defeated. They are the male counterparts of Nurses.

They use Psychic- and Bug-type Pokémon, as well as Pokémon considered to be healers, such as Audino. Doctors will use Full Heals during battle if their Pokémon are afflicted with status ailments. Doctors appear primarily in locations without a nearby Pokémon Center, such as the Desert Resort.

In the Plasma Frigate, much like Juggler Dalton of Silph Co. before him, Doctor Julius is an odd one out as he is the only assumed member of Team Plasma that is not a Grunt. Despite his allegiance, he will still heal the player's Pokémon. He will not appear when the player visits the Plasma Frigate in the post-game when it is docked at the P2 Laboratory, however.


Spr BW Doctor.png Spr B2W2 Doctor.png
Image from
Black and White
Image from
Black 2 and White 2
Doctor OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation V

Trainer list

Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

In the anime

Pokémon Doctor-in-training Brock
A Pokémon Doctor's class

Unlike their real world counterparts, Pokémon Doctors seem not to be preferred over Nurse Joy and the healing capabilities of Pokémon Centers, with all the doctors in the anime having operated on their own or in small offices away from Pokémon Centers. Doctors have a wide range of knowledge, being able to treat many symptoms and knowing what types of Berries and other healing items to use. Some doctors are also experts with evolution.

In Gonna Rule The School!, a Pokémon Doctor's class was taught at the Pokémon Trainer's School in Rustboro City.

Notable Pokémon Doctors include Dr. Abby, Dr. Moss, and Dr. Proctor (temporarily). Brock is also training to become a Doctor.

In the manga

Doctor Logan in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Daisy Oak became a famous Pokémon Doctor, even attending other regions, as revealed in VS Togekiss. Her work includes studies over the Pokérus and its infection.

In the Black & White chapter, Brycen asked Doctor Logan to take care of Black's wounds before he started his training.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Infirmier
Germany Flag.png German Doktor
Italy Flag.png Italian Medico
Spain Flag.png Spanish Enfermero

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