Pokémon Breeder (Trainer class)

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Pokémon Breeder
ポケモンブリーダー Pokémon Breeder
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Male and female Pokémon Breeder sprites from Black 2 and White 2
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, and LeafGreen
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Black and White
Black 2 and White 2
Gender Both
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Day-Care Couple (for anime breeders, please see the list below)
Anime debut Showdown in Pewter City
TCG debut Base Set
TCG card Pokémon Breeder, Pokémon Breeder Fields
Manga debut {{{manga}}}

A Pokémon Breeder (Japanese: ポケモンブリーダー Pokémon Breeder) is primarily a Pokémon Trainer who raises and mates carefully selected Pokémon to reproduce specific improvements in future generations of Pokémon, such as moves, individual values, or Natures.

In the games

Pokémon Breeders (written as "PKMN Breeder" in-game) first appeared as a Trainer class in Generation III, and they can often be found near Pokémon Day Cares. They raise a large number of varied Pokémon, generally maintaining a balanced team, although they are often weak compared to other Trainers in the area they reside in.

In Pokémon Emerald, there is a stats judge known as the Legendary Top Pokémon Breeder in the Battle Frontier.

Also, a few people playing the games themselves consider themselves Pokémon Breeders, breeding certain Pokémon together to receive maximum opportunity for good Egg moves, Natures, and IV spread.

In Black 2 and White 2, Pokémon Breeders will always pull the player aside for a battle even if he or she has defeated them before when they are passed, unless they are encountered in Big Stadium and Small Court. They will be reset again when the player leaves the location they are situated in.


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Images from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Image from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Images from
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Images from
Black and White
Images from
Black 2 and White 2
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Overworld sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprites from
Generation V

Trainer list

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

In the anime


Pokémon breeders typically concern themselves with raising Pokémon for health and friendship, rather than for Pokémon battles. They also participate in beauty contests and related competitions—not to be confused with Pokémon Contests, though it is common for them to take interest in these as well.

Aspects that Pokémon breeders in the anime typically also handle or cover include Pokémon grooming and Pokémon nutrition.

Notable breeders

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Gold, although never officially called breeder, specializes in hatching Pokémon in Pokémon Adventures manga. Other characters who can be called "breeders" in this manga are the Day-Care Couple.

In the TCG

In the TCG, two cards have Pokémon Breeder in their English names, Pokémon Breeder from the Base Set and Pokémon Breeder Fields from Neo Revelation. However, their Japanese names reveal that they are based on the Day-Care Man and Couple, respectively.


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 神奇寶貝培育家 Shénqíbǎobèi Péiyùjiā*
神奇寶貝飼育家 / 神奇宝贝饲育家 Shénqíbǎobèi Sìyùjiā*
Denmark Flag.png Danish Pokémon Opdrætter
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Pokémon fokker
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pokémon-kasvattaja
France Flag.png French Éleveur ()
Éleveuse ()
Germany Flag.png German Pokémonzüchter
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Peternak Pokémon
Italy Flag.png Italian Alleva PKMN
Poland Flag.png Polish Hodowca
Romania Flag.png Romanian Crescător Pokémon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Criapokémon

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Sevii Islands Aroma LadyBikerBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCamperCool CoupleCooltrainerCrush Girl
Crush KinCue BallFishermanGentlemanHikerJugglerLadyLassPainterPicnickerPokéManiac
PKMN BreederPKMN RangerPsychicRuin ManiacScientistSis and BroSwimmerTamer
Team Rocket AdminTeam Rocket GruntTwinsTuberYoung CoupleYoungster
Trainer Tower only:
BeautyBurglarEngineerRockerSailorSuper Nerd
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

Hoenn Ace Trainer*Aqua AdminSEASAqua LeaderSEASAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack Belt
Bug CatcherBug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDragon TamerElite FourExpertFisherman
GentlemanGuitaristHex ManiacHikerInterviewersKindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREOR
Magma LeaderREORNinja BoyOld CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPoké FanPoké ManiacPokémon Ranger
Pokémon TrainerPokémon BreederPsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchoolkid*Sis and BroSwimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTeammates*TriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Ace DuoORASBrains & BrawnORASBackpackerORASDelinquentORASFairy Tale GirlORASFare PrinceORASFree DiverORAS
LorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORASScuba DiverORASSecret Base ExpertORAS
Secret Base TrainerORASSootopolitanORASStreet ThugORAS
Battle Frontier only:E
Arena TycoonDome AceFactory HeadPalace MavenPike QueenPyramid KingSalon Maiden
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:ORAS
ArtistBattle ChatelaineButlerChefFurisode GirlGarçonGardenerMadameMaidMonsieurOwnerPreschoolerPunk Girl
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
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBeautyB2W2BikerBlack BeltBoss TrainerB2W2Champion
ClerkCyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGuitaristB2W2Harlequin
Nursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN TrainerPoliceman
PreschoolerPsychicRich BoyRoughneckSchool KidScientistSmasherSocialiteStrikerSubway Boss
SwimmerTeam PlasmaTeam Plasma GruntThe RichesBWTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
Pokéstar Studios only:B2W2
A-list ActorActorActressBig StarCelebrityChic ActressChild StarComedianFine Actor
Movie StarNew ActressStar ActorSuit ActorUnique StarVeteran Star
Pokémon World Tournament only:B2W2
Junior RepresentativeMaster RepresentativeSenior Representative
World ChampionWorld FinalistWorld Runner-up
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