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かいパンやろう/ビキニのおねえさん Swimsuit Guy/Bikini Lady
Spr B2W2 Swimmer M.pngSpr B2W2 Swimmer F.png
Male and female Swimmer sprites from Black 2 and White 2
Other names
Introduced in Generation I
Appears in Red, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, and LeafGreen
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Black and White
Black 2 and White 2
Stadium 2
Gender Both
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members {{{members}}}
Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut Wake Up--You’re Snorlax! (Adventures)

A Swimmer is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation I games. Originally, the only Swimmers to appear in-game were male—Swimmer♂ (Japanese: かいパンやろう Swimsuit Guy)—but in Generation II, female swimmers, Swimmer♀ (Japanese: ビキニのおねえさん Bikini Lady) were introduced. Swimmers are found in the sea, usually just off the coast, and in some Gyms.

When female Swimmers are paired with male Tubers in Double Battles, they are called Sis and Bros.

They specialize in Water-type Pokémon.


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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Overworld sprites for Generation II, IV, V, and Swimmer ♀ sprite for RSE.
Spr RG Swimmer.png Spr GS Swimmer M.pngSpr GS Swimmer F.png S2 SwimmerM.pngS2 SwimmerF.png
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Generation I
Images from
Generation II
Images from
Stadium 2
Swimmer I OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Spr RS Swimmer M.pngSpr RS Swimmer F.png Spr FRLG Swimmer M.pngSpr FRLG Swimmer F.png Spr DP Swimmer M.pngSpr DP Swimmer F.png
Images from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Images from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Images from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Swimmer m RSE OD.png Swimmer m FRLG OD.pngSwimmer f FRLG OD.pngSwimmer m land FRLG OD.pngSwimmer f land FRLG OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald
Overworld sprites from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Spr HGSS Swimmer M.pngSpr HGSS Swimmer F.png Spr BW Swimmer M.pngSpr BW Swimmer F.png Spr B2W2 Swimmer M.pngSpr B2W2 Swimmer F.png
Images from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Images from
Black and White
Images from
Black 2 and White 2

Unedited sprites

Spr GS Swimmer F JP.png Spr DP Swimmer M JP.png Spr HGSS Swimmer M JP.png
Image from
Generation II (JP)
Image from
Diamond and Pearl, and Platinum (JP)
Image from
HeartGold and SoulSilver (JP)
  • In the Japanese versions of Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the female Swimmers are winking. This was changed in the international releases.
  • In the Japanese versions of Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver, the male Swimmers are wearing swim briefs. This was changed to swim shorts in the international releases.

Trainer list

Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow

Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal

Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

Pokémon FireRed/LeafGreen

Pokémon Diamond/Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver

Pokémon Black/White

Pokémon Black 2/White 2

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Some Swimmers debuted as early as the first volume, participating in the Bicycle race Red eventually won, during which they were impeded by a Snorlax sleeping in an inconvenient spot.

Another Swimmer later appeared in Yellow chapter, where he broke a leg before a surfing contest and lent Yellow his Slowpoke.

Ruby & Sapphire chapter

A Feebas-hunting Swimmer appears in VS. Feebas, being the Trainer class's most prominent appearance. When Ruby accidentally crashes into his trap laid for the Feebas, he forces Ruby into helping him with his hunt. After Ruby finds a Feebas and lets it go, he tells Ruby he is looking for a Feebas to sell to a man who is willing to pay a load of money for the rare fish. After Ruby decides to keep the Feebas for a while, the Swimmer decides to find Ruby so he can breed a Feebas of his own.

He appears once again in Slateport City. While the Contest Hall collapses, he helps the shocked Ruby out of the hall. He also helps rescue a blind boy who was assigned to read the braille containing the secret to unlocking the Regis by Steven.

As stated in the official site's Q&A section, this Swimmer can be fought in the games, using the same Pokémon. The only one who matches with this statement is Jack, making him be called as such by the fandom.


This listing is of this Swimmer's known Pokémon:

Jack's Staryu
Staryu was with the Swimmer assisting him on the bait of luring Feebas as the fish Pokémon would have made him very rich.

Staryu's only known move is Surf.

Debut VS. Feebas
Jack's Gyarados
The Swimmer used this Gyarados to rescue Ruby from a giant flood that happened throughout Slateport City.

Gyarados's only known move is Surf.

Debut VS. Kyogre and Groudon I


  • In lack of female Swimmers, Generation I features swimming Trainers of the Beauty and Jr. Trainer♀ classes.
  • For the first time in Generation V, male Swimmers are depicted with swim shorts in a Japanese release. In previous games, they were depicted wearing swim briefs, which would sometimes be changed into swim shorts for international releases.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 泳褲男 Yǒngkù Nán ()
比基尼小姐 Bǐjīní Xiǎojiě ()
France Flag.png European French Nageur ()
Nageuse ()
Germany Flag.png German Schwimmer ()
Schwimmerin ()
Italy Flag.png Italian Nuotatore ()
Nuotatrice ()
South Korea Flag.png Korean 수영팬티 소년 Suyeong Panty Sonyeon ()
비키니 아가씨 Bikini Agassi ()
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Nadador ()
Nadadora ()

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Kanto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*Bug CatcherBurglarCamper*ChampionGSCFRLGHGSS
ChannelerCue BallElite FourGSCFRLGHGSSEngineerFishermanGamer*GentlemanHikerJugglerLass
LeaderGSCFRLGHGSSPicnicker*Poké Maniac*PKMN TrainerGSCPsychicRivalRocker
Rocket Boss*FRLGHGSSSailorScientistSuper NerdSwimmerTamerTeam Rocket Grunt*Youngster
BoarderHGSSDouble TeamHGSSFirebreatherGSCHGSSGuitaristGSCHGSSMediumGSCHGSSPokéfanGSCHGSS
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
Beta Trainer class:
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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