Firebreather (Trainer class)

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ひふきやろう Fire-breathing Guy
Gold Silver Firebreather.png
Art from Gold and Silver
Other names
Introduced in Generation II
Appears in Gold, Silver, and Crystal
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Stadium 2
Gender Male
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Infernando
Anime debut A Ghost of a Chance!
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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Manga debut {{{manga}}}

A Firebreather (Japanese: ひふきやろう Fire-breathing Guy) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation II games. In Generation II they were depicted as overweight clowns spewing out flames, while HeartGold and SoulSilver redesigned them and they now wear clothing designed after Magmar.

They specialize in Fire-type Pokémon. They may, however, use Poison-type Pokémon that produce smoke, like Koffing and Weezing, as well.


Spr GS Firebreather.png S2 Firebreather.png Spr HGSS Firebreather.png
Image from
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Image from
Stadium 2
Image from
HeartGold and SoulSilver

Trainer List

Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal

Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver

In the anime


Infernando, who appeared in A Ghost of a Chance!, is based on the Firebreather Trainer class as it appeared in Generation II.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

A Firebreather by the name of Takeo appears in Let's Aim For The Goal where he signs up for a basketball tournament that marked the anniversary of the Ruins of Alph. Takeo gets through the other rounds easily and has to face off against Gold and Bugsy. Takeo got the lead at first but Totodile's Water Gun prevented Cyndaquil from getting the shot, making Gold and Bugsy the winners.


Takeo's Fire types and Voltorb
Fire types and Voltorb
Takeo's team contains a Charmeleon, two Voltorb, Cyndaquil and Magmar. They were signed up for the basketball tournament. They were able to make it all the way through the finals but lost to Gold and Bugsy.

None of Cyndaquil's and Magmar's moves are known, Charmeleon's only known move is Flamethrower and Voltorb's only known move is Double Team.

Debut Let's Aim For The Goal


  • Between Generations II and IV, one Firebreather got a name change from "Dick" to "Richard," likely due to the stigma associated with the name Dick, itself a diminutive of the name Richard.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Crache-Feu
Germany Flag.png German Feuerspucker
Italy Flag.png Italian Mangiafuoco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 불놀이꾼 (Bulnol'i Kkun)
Spain Flag.png Spanish Comefuego

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core 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
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
Beta Trainer class:
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
Battle Frontier only:HGSS

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollector
CowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdolJoggerLadyNinja Boy
Parasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN Ranger
RancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialite
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon

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