Preschooler (Trainer class)

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えんじ Kindergartner
A group of Kindergartners from the anime
Other names
Introduced in Generation V
Appears in Black and White, Black 2 and White 2
Gender Both
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Avery
Anime debut Here Comes the Trubbish Squad!
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut {{{manga}}}

A Preschooler (Japanese: えんじ Kindergartner) is a type of Trainer class introduced in Generation V. They are young children dressed in uniforms typical of Japanese kindergartens. They could be considered younger versions of the School Kid Trainer class. They are typically found with at least one other Preschooler, and are often found near a Nursery Aide. They usually use small cute Pokémon that are unevolved, and they tend to give out small sums of prize money when defeated.


Spr BW Preschooler M.pngSpr BW Preschooler F.png Spr B2W2 Preschooler M.pngSpr B2W2 Preschooler F.png
Images from
Black and White
Images from
Black 2 and White 2
Preschooler m OD.pngPreschooler f OD.png
Overworld sprites from
Generation V

Pokéstar Studios

Spr B2W2 Haunted Preschooler.png
Image as Haunted Kid from
the Ghost Eraser Series

Trainer list

Pokémon Black/White

Pokémon Black 2/White 2

In the anime

In The Purr-fect Hero, Ash and co. stop by at a school to entertain the Preschoolers who were excited about meeting Pokémon Trainers. One boy, Timmy, is ridiculed by his classmates because the only Pokémon he wants to meet is a Meowth. He later explains that a wild Meowth had saved him when he was attacked by a wild Beedrill once, and none of his classmates believed his story. Meanwhile, Jessie and James find out about the preschool and use it to their advantage in another scheme to steal Pikachu. Timmy believes that their Meowth was the Meowth that had saved him. However, their plans are foiled, and in the end, the real Meowth comes to the rescue, and Timmy's peers no longer doubt him.

In Here Comes the Trubbish Squad!, a group of Preschoolers befriends a Trubbish. Their kindergarten teacher, Daniela, is opposed to the idea of letting Trubbish stay at the school because of its smell, but the children want to keep it. In the end, the conflict is resolved when Trubbish saves everyone from potential danger, and Daniela finds that Trubbish will stop releasing bad odors when it becomes friendly towards a person.


  • Preschooler's base payout is PokémonDollar.png4, the lowest of all Trainers.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Petit()
Germany Flag.png German Vorschüler
Italy Flag.png Italian Bimbo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Preescolar

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