Super Nerd (Trainer class)

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A Super Nerd (Japanese: りかけいのおとこ Science Man) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation I games. They are generally depicted as skinny teenage boys, with long hair and glasses. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, they are accompanied by a remote-controlled robotic Pikachu holding a Poké Ball. The HeartGold and SoulSilver sprites for Super Nerds look similar to the Gen IV Collector sprites.

They are very similar to Scientists.

They generally use a combination of Poison-, Electric-, and Template:Type2 Pokémon.


Super Nerd Sprites
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Red and Blue
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Gold, Silver, and Crystal
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FireRed and LeafGreen
Image from
HeartGold and SoulSilver


Super Nerd Artwork
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Stadium JP
Images from
Stadium 2

In the anime

Conway, a minor recurring character, who was Dawn's tag team partner, seems to be based on the Super Nerd class. He appeared in Tag! We're It!, and through the summer arc special from Camping It Up! through to One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team. However, he is not known to own any Poison, Electric or Template:Type2s, as his currently known Pokémon are Slowking, Aggron and Heracross. Ironically, His Slowking is weak to Electricity, and his Aggron and Heracross are both weak to Fire.

In the manga

William (Japanese: アキヒト Akihito), a minor recurring character in the Pokémon Adventures manga, belongs to the Super Nerd class. He first appears in Whacked by Marowak! where he is disguised as Red, punches Erika and takes away Pika. He uses a Marowak to escape from the citizens of Celadon City. He is later defeated in Paras Sight by Misty, Brock, Erika, and Blaine, and Yellow gets Pika back from him. In As Gastly as Before, he is taken away by a Gastly and it is later revealed that he was hired by Agatha of the Elite Four.



In other languages

  • French: Intello
  • German: Streber
  • Italian: Cervellone
  • Korean: 이과계의 남자 Igwagye-yi Namja
  • Spanish: Súper Necio

Template:Gen I trainers

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