Hoopster (Trainer class)

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バスケせんしゅ Basketball Player
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Hoopster sprite from Black 2 and White 2
Other names
Introduced in Generation V
Appears in Black and White
Black 2 and White 2
Gender Male
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A Hoopster (Japanese: バスケせんしゅ Basketball Player) is a type of Trainer class introduced in Generation V. They are men who play Basketball. In Black and White, they are only found in the Small Court in Nimbasa City. In Black 2 and White 2, they can also be found near the Village Bridge along with Smashers. Hoopsters wear basketball jerseys and shorts. Their battle sprites show them with a basketball colored like a Poké Ball.

Hoopsters use mostly Bug-, Normal, and Rock-type Pokémon. Hoopsters' Pokémon increase in level every rematch.


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Image from
Black and White
Image from
Black 2 and White 2

Trainer list

Pokémon Black and White

These Trainers can only be battled on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

The Trainers at Small Court can only be battled on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.


  • Hoopsters Lamarcus and Derrick are references to two real life NBA players: LaMarcus Aldridge of the Portland Trail Blazers and Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Basketteur
Germany Flag.png German Basketballer
Italy Flag.png Italian Cestista
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pívot

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