Area Leader (Trainer class)

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Area Leader
エリアリーダー Area Leader
Colo Vander.png
Area Leader Vander as seen in Pokémon Colosseum
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Pokémon Colosseum, XD
Gender Both
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Vander
Anime debut
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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Manga debut {{{manga}}}

An Area Leader (Japanese: エリアリーダー Area Leader) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation III games, appearing in Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD. Each Area Leader rules over 10 sections of Mt. Battle and many specialize in a single Pokémon type. In this way, they are the closest thing Orre has to Gym Leaders. After defeating an Area Leader, the player receives Poké Coupons as a reward instead of a Badge. The tenth one faced is known as a Mt BtlMaster, the Area Leader of all of Mt. Battle.

Each Area (with the exception of the first and last) has four leaders in total: three in Colosseum (depending on if Battle Mode or Story Mode is selected), and one in XD. The listing is as follows:

  • Area 1: Vander, Vannos, Elion
  • Area 2: Arth, Erben, Altor, Eldof
  • Area 3: Renson, Leven, Kucher, Taria
  • Area 4: Trinch, Slewis, Vernice, Boyden
  • Area 5: Zentin, Cryal, Konaik, Calus
  • Area 6: Loko, Glydin, Atrice, Hampy
  • Area 7: Athey, Vario, Langot, Nocom
  • Area 8: Shobon, Dessa, Mortac, Naday
  • Area 9: Norus, Axley, Neblek, Ragen
  • Area 10: SomekColo/BattlusXD, Infin, Inity



Colo Vander.png Colo Arth.png Colo Supertrainer f 1.png Colo Trinch.png Colo Supertrainer m 2.png Colo Chaser f 1.png Colo Athey.png Colo Supertrainer f 2.png Colo Supertrainer m 1.png
Vander's VS sprite
from Colosseum
Arth's VS sprite
from Colosseum
Renson and Shobon's
VS sprite
from Colosseum
Trinch, Kucher, Slewis,
Vario, and Mortac's VS
sprite from Colosseum
Zentin and Norus'
VS sprite
from Colosseum
Loko, Elion, Leven,
Glydin, and Atrice's VS
sprite from Colosseum
Athey's VS sprite
from Colosseum
Vannos, Vernice, Langot,
and Dessa's VS
sprite from Colosseum
Erben, Altor, Cryal,
Konaik, Axley, and
Neblek's VS sprite
from Colosseum

Trainer List

Pokémon Colosseum

Story Mode

Battle Mode singles

Battle Mode doubles

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness


  • Area Leader Axley's team in Pokémon Colosseum is a reference to the puzzles for unlocking the legendary giants in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire; in addition to including Regirock, Regice, and Registeel themselves, his team contains Wailord, Relicanth, and Flygon. The former two Pokémon were required to complete the first puzzle in the Sealed Chamber, while Flygon was the only species at the time that could learn all of Dig, Strength, and Fly, which were needed for the Sealed Chamber's second puzzle, the Desert Ruins' puzzle, and the Ancient Tomb's puzzle respectively.
  • Area Leader Atrice's Tentacruel holds a Pecha Berry, despite being a Poison type and thus immune to poison.
  • In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, the Area Leaders for Areas 7 through 9 all use Pokémon that distribute one EV stat only.
    • Nocom, the Area Leader for Area 7, has Pokémon that give out only Special Attack EVs. Furthermore, all of his Pokémon have their Special Attack as their highest stat.
    • Naday, the Area Leader for Area 8, has Pokémon that give out only Attack EVs. Furthermore, all of her Pokémon have their Attack as their highest stat.
    • Ragen, the Area Leader for Area 9, has Pokémon that give out only Defense EVs.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Chef Secteur
Germany Flag.png German Areal-Leiter (; Colo, )
Areal-Leiterin (XD, )
Italy Flag.png Italian Capo Area
Spain Flag.png Spanish Líder ZonaColo
Líder TramoXD

Orre Trainer classes
Area LeaderBodybuilderChaserCipher AdminCipher PeonCooltrainerFun Old ManHunterMatron*Mt BtlMaster*Myth Trainer
Newscaster*PreGymLeaderResearcherRiderRogueSim Trainer*Spy*SupertrainerTeam SnagemSnagem HeadWorker
Colosseum only:
AthleteBandana GuyCipherCipher HeadDeep KingGlasses ManGuyLadyLady in Suit
Miror B.PeonRich BoyRoller BoyShady GuySt.PerformerTeacher
XD: Gale of Darkness only:
BeautyCasual DudeCasual GuyCipher CmdrCipher R&DCurmudgeonGrand MasterKaminko Aide
Mystery ManNavigatorRobo GroudonSailorThugWanderer

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