Pokémon Breeder (Trainer class)

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Pokémon Breeder
ポケモンブリーダー Pokémon Breeder
Spr SM Pokémon Breeder M.pngSpr SM Pokémon Breeder F.png
In-battle models from Generation VII
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, and LeafGreen
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
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 until Generation VI) 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, where they can be rebattled without getting pulled (players have to talk to them instead). All Breeders in Black 2 and White 2 will be reset again when the player leaves the location they are situated in.

In Generation VII, Pokémon Breeders keep their Pokémon in Friend Balls.



Spr RS Pokémon Breeder F.pngSpr RS Pokémon Breeder M.png Spr FRLG Pokémon Breeder.png Spr DP Pokémon Breeder M.pngSpr DP Pokémon Breeder F.png Spr BW Pokémon Breeder M.pngSpr BW Pokémon Breeder F.png Spr B2W2 Pokémon Breeder M.pngSpr B2W2 Pokémon Breeder F.png
Sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprites from
Generation IV
Sprites from
Black and White
Sprites from
Black 2 and White 2
Lady RSE OD.pngPokémon Breeder M RSE OD.png Selphy OD.png Pokémon Breeder m IV OD.pngAroma Lady IV OD.png Pokemon Breeder m OD.pngPokemon Breeder f OD.png
Overworld sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprites from
Generation IV
Overworld sprites from
Generation V
VSPokémon Breeder M.png VSPokémon Breeder F.png VSPokémon Breeder M ORAS.png VSPokémon Breeder F ORAS.png ORAS Pokémon Breeder M Icon.png ORAS Pokémon Breeder F Icon.png
VS portraits from
X and Y
VS portraits from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Icons on the PSS from
Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, and PGL
Spr SM Pokémon Breeder M.png Spr SM Pokémon Breeder F.png VSPokémon Breeder M SM.png VSPokémon Breeder F SM.png
In-battle models from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
VS models from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Pokémon Breeder m SM OD.png Pokémon Breeder f SM OD.png
Overworld models from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon


XY Pokémon Breeder M.pngXY Pokémon Breeder F.png ORAS Pokémon Breeder M.pngORAS Pokémon Breeder F.png
Art from X and Y Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

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

Pokémon X and Y

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Pokémon Sun and Moon

See also:
List of Battle Tree Trainers/Pokémon Breeder (male)
List of Battle Tree Trainers/Pokémon Breeder (female)

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

In the anime

A Pokémon Breeder in the anime

In the anime, Pokémon Breeders typically concern themselves with raising Pokémon for health and friendship, rather than for competitive fields like Gyms and Pokémon Contests. However, they may participate in grooming competitions such as the Pokémon Beauty Contest.

Aspects that Pokémon Breeders typically also handle or cover include Pokémon grooming and Pokémon nutrition.

Breeders hatch, care for, and raise starter Pokémon at secret breeding grounds as part of the Pokémon League's system to distribute starter Pokemon to new Pokémon Trainers, as noted in A Mudkip Mission.

A female Pokémon Breeder appeared in The Clumsy Crier Quiets the Chaos!.

Notable Breeders

See also: List of Pokémon Breeders


Pokémon Breeder's Teddiursa
The female Breeder's Teddiursa was playing in a yard with a Bidoof and Linoone until a rampaging Salamence came by and attacked. Teddiursa was then taken to a Pokémon Center and healed with the help of Nurse Joy and her Wigglytuff.

None of Teddiursa's moves are known.

Debut The Clumsy Crier Quiets the Chaos!

In the manga

A male Pokémon Breeder in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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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 Emerald chapter

A female Pokémon Breeder was one of the Trainers that participated in the Battle Dome challenge. She was pushed aside when Emerald tried to squeeze in to sit with the challengers.

In the Platinum chapter

A Pokémon Breeder named Leonardo (Japanese: レオナルド) was Platinum's opponent in the Battle Arcade. She managed to defeat him with her Rapidash when the panel landed on the sunny panel.

Leonardo's Ivysaur
Ivysaur is Leonardo's only known Pokémon. It battled with Platinum's Rapidash and lost.

None of Ivysaur's moves are known.

Debut Interrupting Ivysaur

In the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter

A male Pokémon Breeder made a brief cameo with his Weavile in All About Arceus I.

In the Black & White chapter

A male Pokémon Breeder appeared in Dream a Little Dream amongst the Trainers entering Victory Road.

Pokémon Breeder Lampent Ace Trainer Zweilous Adventures.png

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
Chinese Cantonese 寶可夢培育家 Pokémon Pùihyuhkgā *
Mandarin 寶可夢培育家 / 宝可梦培育家 Bǎokěmèng Péiyùjiā *
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*
小精灵养育员 Xiǎojīnglíng Yǎngyùyuán*
Denmark Flag.png Danish Pokémon-opdrætter
Pokémon Avler
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Pokémon Fokker
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pokémon-kasvattaja
France Flag.png French Éleveur ()
Éleveuse ()
Germany Flag.png German PKMN-Züchter (III-V)
Pokémon-Züchter () / Pokémon-Züchterin () (VI)
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Peternak Pokémon
Italy Flag.png Italian AllevaPKMN (III-V)
Allevapokémon (VI)
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓몬 브리더 Pokémon Breeder
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Pokémon Avler
Poland Flag.png Polish Hodowca
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Criador de Pokémon (, games, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Criadora de Pokémon (, TCG, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Criador Pokémon (, anime)
Criadora Pokémon (, anime)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Crescător Pokémon
Russia Flag.png Russian Разводчиком Покемонов Razvodchikom Pokemonov
Spain Flag.png Spanish Criapokémon
Criador Pokémon*
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Pokémon-uppfödare
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Người chăn nuôi Pokémon

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 & Bro*Swimmer
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
Kalos Ace DuoAce TrainerArtistArtist FamilyBackpackerBattle GirlBeautyBlack BeltBrains & Brawn
ButlerChampionChefDriverElite FourFairy Tale GirlFishermanFurisode GirlGarçonGardener
Hex ManiacHikerHoneymoonersLassLeaderLumiose Gang MemberMysterious SistersOwner
Poké FanPoké Fan FamilyPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon RangerPokémon Trainer
PreschoolerPsychicPunk CouplePunk GirlPunk GuyRangersRising StarRoller Skater
SchoolboySchoolgirlScientistSky TrainerSuccessorSuspicious ChildSuspicious Lady
Suspicious WomanSwimmerTeam FlareTeam Flare AdminTeam Flare BossTeam Flare Grunt
Battle Chateau ranks:
By male: BaronViscountEarlMarquisDukeGrand Duke
By female: BaronessViscountessCountessMarchionessDuchessGrand Duchess
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:
Battle ChatelaineLadyMadameMaidMonsieurRich Boy
Alola Ace DuoAce TrainerActorUSUMAether Branch ChiefAether FoundationAether Foundation Employee
Aether PresidentAthletic SiblingsBackpackerBeautyBellhopBlack BeltCaptainCollectorCookDancer
Eevee UserElite FourEspeon UserFirefighterFishermanFlareon UserGAME FREAKGentlemanGlaceon User
Golf BuddiesGolferHikerHoneymoonersIsland KahunaJanitorJolteon UserKarate FamilyLassLeafeon User
MadameOffice WorkerPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon TrainerPolice OfficerPreschooler
PrincipalPunk GirlPunk GuyPunk PairReporterUSUMRising StarRising Star DuoScientistSightseer
SwimmerSwimmersSwimmer GirlsSylveon UserTeacherTeam AquaUSUMTeam FlareUSUMTeam GalacticUSUM
Team MagmaUSUMTeam PlasmaUSUMTeam SkullTeam Skull AdminTeam Skull BossTeam Skull Grunt
Trial GuideTwinsUmbreon UserVaporeon UserVeteranVeteran DuoWorkerYoungsterYouth Athlete
Capoeira CoupleUSUMDancing FamilyUSUMKantonian GymUSUMMaster & ApprenticeUSUM
Sparring PartnersUSUMSurferUSUMTeam Rainbow RocketUSUMTeam Rainbow Rocket GruntUSUM
Tourist CoupleUSUMUltra Forest KartenvoyUSUltra Recon SquadUSUM
Battle Tree, Battle Royal Dome, and Battle Agency only:
Battle LegendPokémon Center LadyPro Wrestler

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