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The payout of a Pokémon Trainer is the amount of money that a Trainer pays out at the end of a battle.

NPC Trainers

In the games, a Trainer pays out money based on a formula:


Where Base is the base payout of the Trainer class, and Level is the level of the last Pokémon in the Trainer's party. Note that the last Pokémon is not always the highest level Pokémon - for example, in Generation II, Red pays out PokémonDollar.png7700 even though there is a level 81 Pikachu in his party, because the last Pokémon he has is his level 77 Blastoise, and in Generation IV, he pays out PokémonDollar.png16,800 despite the level 88 Pikachu because, again, the last Pokémon in his party is his Level 84 Blastoise.

In tag battles, the total payout is simply the sum of the payouts of the two Trainers if they had separate parties. For example, in Generation IV, battling a Camper with a level 26 Spearow at the end of the party at the same time as a Champion with a level 78 Garchomp at the end of the party would earn the player PokémonDollar.png416 + PokémonDollar.png15,600 = PokémonDollar.png16,016. Taking on two Roughnecks with a Level 53 and Level 67 Koffing respectively would earn the player PokémonDollar.png1272 + PokémonDollar.png1608 = PokémonDollar.png2880.

Base payout table

Below is a table of the base payouts of each trainer class, by generation.

Trainer Class Gen I Gen II Gen III Gen IV Gen V
Youngster PokémonDollar.png15 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16
Bug Catcher PokémonDollar.png10 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png12 PokémonDollar.png16
Lass PokémonDollar.png15 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16
Sailor PokémonDollar.png30 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png32
Jr. Trainer♂/Camper PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png16
Jr. Trainer♀/Picnicker PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png16
Poké Maniac PokémonDollar.png50 PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png64
Super Nerd PokémonDollar.png25 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png24
Hiker PokémonDollar.png35 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png36 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png32
Biker PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png32
Burglar PokémonDollar.png90 PokémonDollar.png88 PokémonDollar.png88 PokémonDollar.png16
Engineer PokémonDollar.png50 PokémonDollar.png48
Juggler PokémonDollar.png35 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png32
Fisherman PokémonDollar.png35 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png32
Swimmer♂ PokémonDollar.png5 PokémonDollar.png8 PokémonDollar.png8 PokémonDollar.png8 PokémonDollar.png16
Swimmer♀ PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png8 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16
Cue Ball/Roughneck PokémonDollar.png25 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png24
Gambler/Gamer/PI PokémonDollar.png70 PokémonDollar.png72 PokémonDollar.png120
Beauty PokémonDollar.png70 PokémonDollar.png88 PokémonDollar.png80 PokémonDollar.png56
Psychic PokémonDollar.png10 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png32
Rocker PokémonDollar.png25 PokémonDollar.png24
Tamer PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40
Bird Keeper PokémonDollar.png25 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png32
Black Belt PokémonDollar.png25 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png32
Scientist PokémonDollar.png50 PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png48
Boss PokémonDollar.png99
Grunt PokémonDollar.png30 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40
Cool/Ace Trainer♂ PokémonDollar.png35 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png60
Cool/Ace Trainer♀ PokémonDollar.png35 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png60
Gentleman PokémonDollar.png70 PokémonDollar.png72 PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png200
Channeler PokémonDollar.png30
Sage PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png48
Firebreather PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png32
PokéFan PokémonDollar.png80 PokémonDollar.png80 PokémonDollar.png64
Twins PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png16
Medium PokémonDollar.png40
Kimono Girl PokémonDollar.png72 PokémonDollar.png120
Executive/Commander PokémonDollar.png72 PokémonDollar.png80
Skier PokémonDollar.png72 PokémonDollar.png32
Policeman PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40
Guitarist PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png24
Teacher PokémonDollar.png72 PokémonDollar.png48
Aroma Lady PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png32
Young Couple PokémonDollar.png128
Collector PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png64
Battle Girl PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png32
Pokémon Breeder PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png48
Dragon Tamer PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png32
Ninja Boy PokémonDollar.png12 PokémonDollar.png8
Interviewers PokémonDollar.png96 PokémonDollar.png144
Rich Boy PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png160 PokémonDollar.png160
Lady PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png160 PokémonDollar.png160
Cyclist PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png32
Artist PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png48
Jogger PokémonDollar.png32
Belle & Pa PokémonDollar.png112
Clown PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png32
Cowgirl PokémonDollar.png16
Double Team PokémonDollar.png240
Idol PokémonDollar.png72
Poké Kid PokémonDollar.png8
Rancher PokémonDollar.png40
Reporter PokémonDollar.png40
Socialite PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png200
Veteran PokémonDollar.png80 PokémonDollar.png80
Waiter PokémonDollar.png40
Waitress PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png40
Worker PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40
Elder PokémonDollar.png120
Maid PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40
Infielder PokémonDollar.png100
Striker PokémonDollar.png100
Hoopster PokémonDollar.png100
Linebacker PokémonDollar.png100
Smasher PokémonDollar.png100
Backers PokémonDollar.png48
Gym Leader PokémonDollar.png99 PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png120 PokémonDollar.png120
Elite Four PokémonDollar.png99 PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png120 PokémonDollar.png120
Champion PokémonDollar.png99 PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png200
PKMN Trainer[1] PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png100[2] PokémonDollar.png100
Rival/Passerby Boy PokémonDollar.png35* PokémonDollar.png60
Trainer classes that did not appear in a given generation are denoted by —.
  1. PKMN Trainer is the title given to the rival in Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.
  2. In HGSS, Red's base payout, when he holds this title, is PokémonDollar.png200.

Player character

In FireRed and LeafGreen and the Generation IV games, the money lost when a player blacks out is calculated using the same formula for the NPC trainers. Unlike the NPC trainers, however, Level is the highest level of any Pokémon in the player's party instead of simply the level of the last one - this is probably to prevent players from simply inserting a low-level Pokémon at the end of the party to minimize money loss.

Base Payout is looked up using the following table:

Badges Payout
0 PokémonDollar.png8
1 PokémonDollar.png16
2 PokémonDollar.png24
3 PokémonDollar.png36
4 PokémonDollar.png48
5 PokémonDollar.png60
6 PokémonDollar.png80
7 PokémonDollar.png100
8 PokémonDollar.png120*

*In FireRed and LeafGreen, this is PokémonDollar.png100.

For example, if the player loses to another trainer with a Level 96 Venusaur in your party when (s)he has seven badges, the player will lose PokémonDollar.png9600.

If the Trainer is currently holding less money than the amount calculated, (s)he will simply lose all his or her money and black out.

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