Trainer Race

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Trainer Race is a quiz minigame in PokéROM, which may be played by up to four people. The goal of this game is reaching the end of the map, which requires answering 10 questions correctly.

Entering the Trainer Race

The Trainer Race is located in the Trainer Center, one of the two buildings in the Pokémon Sanctuary (the other building is the Observation Lab). In this screen, if the player clicks on the Professor Oak button or remains idle for some time, Professor Oak says "What would you like to do today? Challenge your friends to a Trainer Race. Would you like to go to the Observation Lab? If you want to leave the Pokémon world, click on quit."

The Trainer Race game begins once the player clicks on the board game inside the Trainer Center.


Number of players

Once the game begins, the first screen asks how many people are going to play. An unindentified narrator is heard saying: "Trainer Race! Match wits with other Pokémon Trainers! I need some information about you. How many Trainers are playing?" There are buttons to select 1, 2, 3, or 4 players.

Once the number of players is selected, the only way to return to this screen and change the number of players is by restarting the Trainer Race.

Player name and level

In the second screen, all players must write their name and pick a level. The players do this in order: the first player, then the second player, and so until the last player. When this screen opens, the narrator is heard saying "Go for it!" Subsequently, the narrator says for each player when it's their time to set up: "Player <number>, sign in your name and pick a level."

There is a keyboard on screen, with the letters arranged in alphabetical order, and numbers from 1 to 5 to choose the player level. The player may either use the on-screen keyboard or type the names on a regular keyboard.

The player names may be from 1 to 14 letters. The only characters available are letters, spaces, periods (.) and hyphens (-), which are all available on the on-screen keyboard. However, the names must start with a letter. The game automatically capitalizes the first letter, as well as any other letter placed after a space or hyphen. All other letters are lowercase. The players are unable to use Caps Lock or Shift to change the letter cases.

The available levels are: 1 (Junior Trainer), 2 (Challenger), 3 (Leader), 4 (MasterTrainer), and 5 (League Master). If the player types a number from 1 to 5, it changes their level. If the player types any other number, or any other unavailable character (such as most punctuation marks), it is ignored by the game.

The on-screen keyboard includes a "Delete" button that deletes the last character typed (so in effect works like a Backspace button). The Backspace button on a regular keyboard does the same. However, several common text functions are unavailable: for instance, the player is unable to select, copy, or paste text; there is no visible cursor on the text, and the arrow keys don't do anything on the text.

The on-screen keyboard includes an "OK" button. If the player has already typed their name and selected their level, clicking "OK" makes the game ask for the same info from the next player, or begins the quiz if all players have already set up. If the player clicks "OK" but has no name typed, the narrator says "Before choosing a level, you need to sign in your name." If the player clicks "OK" but has no level selected, the narrator says "What level do you want to choose?" Pressing Enter on a regular keyboard has the same effect of clicking on the "OK" button.

If the player remains idle for some time, Professor Oak says "Click on the letters to spell your name."

Once any of the players clicks OK or presses Enter, their name and level may not be changed any further in the current game. If any change is required, they may start the Trainer Race from the beginning.

Player characters

The player characters available are Squirtle, Pikachu, Poliwhirl, Gengar, and Eevee. They are assigned randomly to each player.

Quiz mechanics

Regular quiz

The questions and answers are audibly read by Professor Oak (voiced by Stan Hart), as well as written on the screen. The game chooses which player will answer each question. Professor Oak refers to the chosen player by their number, and the box surroundind the current player character becomes brighter. Each question has 4 possible answers. Some questions have images.

  • If a player answers correctly: a bell sound is heard and the player advances one place in the board
  • If a player answer incorrectly: a buzzing sound is heard and the player stays where they are

Each player has 5 minutes to answer a question. When the time is up, the buzzing sound is heard (the same sound heard when the player answers a question incorrectly) and the next question appears. However, the game offers no indication about a time limit, and it does not visibly indicate how much time has passed.

Lightning Round

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The Lightning Round does not seem to have a time limit.

Other layout elements

Professor Oak button

If the player clicks on the Professor Oak button during any the preparation screens (where the players type their name and level) or during main gameplay, the Professor Oak says: "First Trainer to reach the finish line wins!"

"Controls" button

The Controls button contains two options:

  • If the player clicks on "Settings", they may change the volume, and turn the music on or off.
  • If the player clicks on "Trainer Center", they return to the Trainer Center and close the current Trainer Race game.


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15 / 5 3 5 15 7
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1,200 x 20 = 24,000 2,400 2,200 36.000
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What is the value of the digit underlined? 900 9000 90 9
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Which letter is a vowel? A Q T M
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If gum costs $2.85, and you have this much money, how much more money do you need to buy one pack? one dollar and two pennies one dollar and one nickel three quarters and two dimes four dimes and two pennies
Which number is next in the sequence 9, 16, 23, 30, 37? 44 42 57 33
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How many 50's are in 5,000? 100 50 1,000 200
In a five paragraph report, what are the three middle paragraphs called? the body paragraphs the introduction paragraphs the conclusion paragraphs the illustration paragraphs
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Which statement is true?

#1 286,589 > 759,513
#2 68,247 < 24,467
#3 846,872 > 287,001

#3 #2 #1 None of the above are true
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If Misty ate 1/8 of the Poké Fruit and Ash ate 3/4 of the Poké Fruit, how much did they eat together? 7/8 4/8 1/2 7/4
If Brock, Misty and Ash want to share 27 pieces of candy evenly, how many pieces should each Trainer get? 9 12 3 10
If you have $13.50 and each pack of gum costs $2.25, how many packs can you buy? 6 packs 4 packs 7 packs 5 packs
It takes Goldeen 45 minutes to swim around the island. How long would it take Goldeen to swim around the island three times? 2 hours and 15 minutes 3 hours and 5 minutes 12 hours and 15 minutes 2 hours and 45 minutes
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What punctuation should you use when quoting something that a person says? " " : ! ?
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Which of the following lists the fractions in order from largest to smallest? 3/4, 1/2, 1/8 3/4, 1/8, 1/2 1/2, 1/8, 3/4 1/8, 3/4, 1/2
Which word is an antonym for "frequent"? seldom often sometimes frantic



  • In the question "Which of these is a noun?", the word "blue" is one of the wrong answers. However, "blue" can be a noun as well as an adjective.