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たんパンこぞう Shorts Youngster
ORAS Youngster.png
Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Other names たんぱんこぞう Shorts Youngster (prior to Generation IV)
Lad (Stadium)
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
X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire
Sun and Moon
Stadium, Stadium 2
Gender Male only
Female Counterpart Lass
Notable members Joey, Nicholai, A.J.Y
Anime debut In the Knicker of Time!
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut Let's Go! The Journey Towards The Championship (The Golden Boys)
Murkrow Row (Adventures)

A Youngster (Japanese: たんぱんこぞう Shorts Youngster in Generation I to III, たんパンこぞう Shorts Youngster in Generation IV onward) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation I games. They are depicted as average young boys wearing caps (except for Pokémon X, Y, Sun, and Moon) and short pants.

They use a variety of Pokémon, but they tend to use common ones that are caught early in their respective games. In Unova and Kalos, a significant amount of Youngsters specialize in Bug-type Pokémon, likely due to the absence of the Bug Catcher class in those regions. Some will give out Ultra Balls when defeated. In the Battle Maison, they specialize in Bug-type and Normal-type Pokémon.

Youngsters appear to be the male counterparts of Lasses.

In Pokémon Stadium, they were referred to as Lads.


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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Overworld models from Generation VI, VS model with a Z-Ring from Sun and Moon.
Spr RG Youngster.png Spr Y Youngster.png Spr GS Youngster.png SJP Youngster.png Spr RS Youngster.png Spr FRLG Youngster.png Spr DP Youngster.png
Sprite from
Red and Blue
Sprite from
Sprite from
Generation II
Portrait from
Japanese Stadium
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Psychic I OD.png Arthur II OD.png S2 Youngster.pngS2 Youngster alt.pngS2 Youngster alt2.png Youngster RSE OD.png Youngster FRLG OD.png Youngster DPPt OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Portraits from
Stadium 2
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Spr HGSS Youngster.png Spr BW Youngster.png Spr B2W2 Youngster.png VSYoungster.png VSYoungster ORAS.png VSYoungster SM.png
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
VS portrait from
Generation VI*
VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
VS model from
Sun and Moon
Youngster HGSS OD.png Youngster OD.png XY Youngster Icon.png Youngster SM OD.png
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Overworld sprite from
Generation V
PSS icon from
X and Y
Overworld model from
Sun and Moon


Emerald Youngster.png XY Youngster.png
Art from Emerald Art from Generation VI*

Trainer list

Pokémon Red and Blue

Pokémon Yellow

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon X and Y

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Pokémon Stadium

Pokémon Stadium 2

In the anime

In the main series

A Youngster in the anime

A.J., who is depicted as a Youngster in Pokémon Yellow, first debuted in The Path to the Pokémon League.

In the Advance Generation series, the recurring character Nicholai's appearance is based on the Youngster class.

A Youngster was briefly seen in Cilan's flashback in There's a New Gym Leader in Town!.

A Youngster appeared in Till We Compete Again!, choosing a starter Pokémon from Professor Sycamore.


Youngster's Pawniard
Nothing is known about the Youngster's Pawniard, as it was only seen standing alongside him during a brief flashback.

None of Pawniard's moves are known.

Debut There's a New Gym Leader in Town!

In Pokémon Origins

A Youngster in Pokémon Origins

A Youngster appeared in the Pokémon Origins episode File 1: Red, using an outfit based on the FireRed and LeafGreen sprite. He challenged Red to a battle but was quickly defeated by Red's Charmander. As Red didn't know that other Trainers' Pokémon couldn't be caught, he tried to catch the Youngster's Nidoran♀, but his Poké Ball bounced off of it, after which the Youngster recalled his Pokémon. For Red's request, he agreed to show him where he caught his Nidoran♀, so that Red could catch one of his own.


Youngster's Nidoran♀
Youngster used his Nidoran♀ to battle Red's Charmander and lost.

None of Nidoran♀'s moves are known.

Debut File 1: Red

In the Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

A Youngster in the Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

A Youngster appeared in the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer, where he battled Brendan's Treecko using Zigzagoon.


Youngster's Zigzagoon
Zigzagoon was sent out to battle Brendan's Treecko.

None of Zigzagoon's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

In the manga


Youngster Joey (Japanese: ゴロウ Gorō) appears in Pokémon Adventures and Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys. It is the same character in each manga, as indicated by his team of Pokémon and appearances. He is known as Grant in the Chuang Yi edition of Pokémon Adventures.

Pokémon Adventures

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Reason: Missing information about appearance in PS446 and PS511.

Another Youngster appeared in A Conk on Cranidos's Cranium, being Lady Berlitz's first opponent in Oreburgh Gym.

Another Youngster appeared in Softening Up Kakuna as a challenger of the Battle Factory. In the battle shown, he rented a Gabite, Finneon, and Forretress, later trading the Forretress for a Trash Cloak Wormadam.

A Youngster with a Woobat appeared in An Odd Speech listening to Ghetsis's speech but ultimately disregarding what he said about releasing his Pokémon.

In the X & Y chapter, a Youngster in Kalos appeared with a Scatterbug in a flashback.


Here is a listing of the Youngster's Pokémon from Oreburgh Gym.

Youngster's Geodude
The Youngster of the Oreburgh Gym sent out Geodude to challenge Piplup. Geodude was defeated when Platinum was able to challenge Roark.

None of Geodude's moves are known.

Debut A Conk on Cranidos's Cranium

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 短褲小子 Dyúnfu Síují
Mandarin 短褲小子 / 短裤小子 Duǎnkù Xiǎozi *
短褲少年 Duǎnkù Shàonián *
France Flag.png European French Gamin
Germany Flag.png German Teenager
Italy Flag.png Italian Bullo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 반바지 꼬마 Banbaji Kkoma
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Joven
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Cậu bé quần ngắn

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Kanto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*Bug CatcherBurglarCamper*ChampionGSCFRLGHGSSPE
ChannelerElite FourGSCFRLGHGSSPEEngineerFishermanGamer*GentlemanGym Leader*GSCFRLGHGSSPE
HikerJugglerLassPicnicker*Poké Maniac*Pokémon Trainer*GSCPEPsychicRivalRocker
Roughneck*SailorScientistSuper NerdSwimmerTamerTeam Rocket Grunt*Youngster
BoarderHGSSDouble TeamHGSSFirebreatherGSCHGSSGuitaristGSCHGSSMediumGSCHGSSPokéfanGSCHGSS
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
Coach TrainerPEKarate MasterPEPunk GuyPETeam Rocket AdminPE
Master TrainersPE
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 & Bro*Swimmer
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
Kalos Ace DuoAce TrainerArtistArtist FamilyBackpackerBattle GirlBeautyBlack BeltBrains & Brawn
ButlerChampionChefDriverElite FourFairy Tale GirlFishermanFurisode GirlGarçonGardener
Hex ManiacHikerHoneymoonersLassLeaderLumiose Gang MemberMysterious SistersOwner
Poké FanPoké Fan FamilyPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon RangerPokémon Trainer
PreschoolerPsychicPunk CouplePunk GirlPunk GuyRangersRising StarRoller Skater
SchoolboySchoolgirlScientistSky TrainerSuccessorSuspicious ChildSuspicious Lady
Suspicious WomanSwimmerTeam FlareTeam Flare AdminTeam Flare BossTeam Flare Grunt
Battle Chateau ranks:
By male: BaronViscountEarlMarquisDukeGrand Duke
By female: BaronessViscountessCountessMarchionessDuchessGrand Duchess
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:
Battle ChatelaineLadyMadameMaidMonsieurRich Boy
Alola Ace DuoAce TrainerActorUSUMAether Branch ChiefAether FoundationAether Foundation Employee
Aether PresidentAthletic SiblingsBackpackerBeautyBellhopBlack BeltCaptainCollectorCookDancer
Eevee UserElite FourEspeon UserFirefighterFishermanFlareon UserGAME FREAKGentlemanGlaceon User
Golf BuddiesGolferHikerHoneymoonersIsland KahunaJanitorJolteon UserKarate FamilyLassLeafeon User
MadameOffice WorkerPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon TrainerPolice OfficerPreschooler
PrincipalPunk GirlPunk GuyPunk PairReporterUSUMRising StarRising Star DuoScientistSightseer
SwimmerSwimmersSwimmer GirlsSylveon UserTeacherTeam AquaUSUMTeam FlareUSUMTeam GalacticUSUM
Team MagmaUSUMTeam PlasmaUSUMTeam SkullTeam Skull AdminTeam Skull BossTeam Skull Grunt
Trial GuideTwinsUmbreon UserVaporeon UserVeteranVeteran DuoWorkerYoungsterYouth Athlete
Capoeira CoupleUSUMDancing FamilyUSUMKantonian GymUSUMMaster & ApprenticeUSUM
Sparring PartnersUSUMSurferUSUMTeam Rainbow RocketUSUMTeam Rainbow Rocket GruntUSUM
Tourist CoupleUSUMUltra Forest KartenvoyUSUltra Recon SquadUSUM
Battle Tree, Battle Royal Dome, and Battle Agency only:
Battle LegendPokémon Center LadyPro Wrestler

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