Idol (Trainer class)

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アイドル Idol
VSIdol BDSP.png
VS model from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Other names
Introduced in Generation IV
Appears in Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Gender Female
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Hibana
Anime debut
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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Manga debut {{{manga}}}

An Idol (Japanese: アイドル Idol) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation IV games. Outside the Battle Frontier, there is only one Idol, Grace, who is found in the Jubilife City TV station in Diamond, Pearl, Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl and inside various Sinnoh Pokémon Centers after the player obtains the Vs. Seeker in Pokémon Platinum. Idols are teenage girls dressed up in elaborate pink pop star outfits with a microphone.

They mostly use cute Pokémon from the Fairy Egg Group, such as Pikachu and Clefairy, in battle.


Sprites and models

Spr DP Idol.png VSIdol BDSP.png
Sprite from
Generation IV
VS model from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Idol OD.png Idol BDSP OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV
Overworld model from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Trainer list

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

See more: List of Battle Tower Trainers (Diamond and Pearl)/Idol

Pokémon Platinum

See more: List of Battle Frontier Trainers (Generation IV)/Idol

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

See more: List of Battle Tower Trainers (Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl)/Idol

In the anime


In Serving Up the Flute Cup!, an Idol named Hibana appeared in a promotional spot for the Battle Frontier Flute Cup. She later appeared in Restore and Renew!, in an advertisement for the Pewter Museum of Science.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In Deprogramming Porygon-Z, an Idol was seen waiting in a line to challenge the Battle Castle. Another Idol briefly appeared in Clobbering Claydol when Looker was searching for Platinum.


Idol's Clefable
Clefable was seen with its Trainer at the Battle Castle.

None of Clefable's moves are known.

Debut Deprogramming Porygon-Z
Idol's Sentret
Sentret appeared with its Trainer while they were taking a stroll at the Battle Frontier.

None of Sentret's moves are known.

Debut Clobbering Claydol


  • Before the Idol Trainer class was introduced, the goal of Marina, one of the main characters of The Legend of Thunder!, was to become a Pokémon Idol.
  • In Pokémon Platinum, Idol Grace can be found in these Pokémon Center locations around Sinnoh:
Sunday, Saturday: Snowpoint City
Monday, Friday: Pastoria City
Tuesday, Thursday: Oreburgh City
On Wednesdays, Grace cannot be found in any Pokémon Center in Sinnoh.
  • In Pokémon Platinum, there is data for a battle with Idol Grace with a level 6 Clefairy, but it is completely inaccessible.[1]
  • In Pokémon GO, an Idol refers to a Trainer who has become Best Friends with at least one other Trainer.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 偶像明星 Ngáuhjeuhng Mìhngsīng *
偶像 Ngáuhjeuhng *
Mandarin 偶像明星 Ǒuxiàng Míngxīng *
偶像 Ǒuxiàng *
France Flag.png European French Star
Germany Flag.png German Idol
Italy Flag.png Italian Pop Star
South Korea Flag.png Korean 아이돌 Idol
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Estrela
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Famosa


Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Johto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*BoarderBug CatcherBurglarCamper
ChampionExecutive*FirebreatherFisherman*GentlemanGuitaristHikerJugglerKimono GirlLass
LeaderMediumPicnickerPokéfanPoké Maniac*PKMN TrainerPoliceman*PsychicRivalHGSSSage
SailorSchool Kid*ScientistSkierSuper NerdSwimmerTeacherTeam Rocket Grunt*TwinsYoungster
Mystery Man*CHGSSDouble TeamHGSSElderHGSSPasserbyHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Battle Frontier only:HGSS

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollectorCowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdol
JoggerLadyNinja BoyParasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN RangerRancherReporter
Rich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialiteTuberVeteranWaiterWaitressWorker
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon

Sinnoh Ace TrainerAroma LadyArtistBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCameramanCamperChampion
ClownCollectorCommanderCowgirlCyclistDouble TeamDragon TamerElite FourFisher*GentlemanGuitarist
Gym Leader*HikerIdolInterviewersJoggerLadyLassMadame*Ninja BoyParasol LadyPicnickerPIPoké Fan*
Poké KidPokémon Breeder*Pokémon Ranger*Pokémon Trainer*Police Officer*PsychicRancherRanchers*
ReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidScientistSkierSwimmerTeam Galactic Boss*
Team Galactic Grunt*Tower TycoonTuberTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoung CoupleYoungster
Arcade StarPtCastle ValetPtFactory HeadPtHall MatronPtMaidPtGAME FREAK'sBDSP

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