Biker (Trainer class)

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ぼうそうぞく Wild-riding Gang
Chopper and Tyra, Bikers from the anime
Other names
Introduced in Generation I
Appears in Red, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
FireRed and LeafGreen
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
Stadium, Stadium 2
Gender Male*
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Chopper, Tyra
Jessie and James (formerly)
Anime debut The Bridge Bike Gang (Series)
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut A Vicious Cycle of Possibilities (Adventures)
Advance Toward the Path of the Strongest! (Be the Best! Pokémon B+W)
Get The Flying Machine!! (Pocket Monsters)

A Biker (Japanese: ぼうそうぞく Wild-riding Gang) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation I games. They are generally depicted as rough men wearing jackets with wild hairstyles riding motorcycles. Furthermore, they are also oftentimes spotted with Roughnecks. Pokémon Red and Blue's sprite is nearly identical to Pokémon Gold and Silver's sprite. The sprites of Bikers in HeartGold and SoulSilver are similar to the sprites of the Roughnecks in FireRed and LeafGreen. The bikes shown in the HeartGold and SoulSilver sprites have a part that looks very similar to the horn of a male Heracross.

Notable gangs of Bikers include the Kanto Pokémon Federation, the Black Empoleon, and the Bridge Bike Gang. They are sometimes depicted as being affiliated with Team Rocket.

When paired with Roughnecks in Double Battles, they are called Hooligans.

They specialize in Poison and Fire-type Pokémon. In the Battle Subway, they specialize in non-Legendary Pokémon with high base stats, and in the early stages, Dark and Ghost-type Pokémon.

In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, due to bicycles no longer being a part of the game, the Biker class is replaced with the Punk Guy, with several Trainers retaining their same names from FireRed and LeafGreen, but as Punk Guys instead.



In the core series

Spr RG Biker.png Spr Y Biker.png Spr GS SW97 Biker.png Spr GS Biker.png Spr FRLG Biker.png Spr HGSS Biker.png Spr BW Biker.png Spr B2W2 Biker.png
Sprite from
Red and Blue
Sprite from
Prototype sprite from
Spaceworld '97 demo
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
Biker I OD.png Biker II OD.png Biker III OD.png Biker IV OD.png Biker OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Overworld sprite from
Generation V

In other games

S2 Biker.pngS2 Biker alt.pngS2 Biker alt2.png
Portraits from
Stadium and Stadium 2

Trainer list

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon Stadium

Pokémon Stadium 2

In the anime

A group of bikers appeared in The Bridge Bike Gang as the titular gang. Notable members include Chopper and Tyra. The gang stopped Ash and his friends from crossing the bridge, but after a battle, Ash told them he was trying to save a sick Pokémon, so the bikers let them go. Jessie and James were also members of this gang before joining Team Rocket.

In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

Biker King

In Advance Toward the Path of the Strongest!, there is a biker called the Biker King (Japanese: 暴走族のキング Bōsōzoku King) who laughs at the thought of the trio becoming battle masters and starts to insult them, annoying Monta and Cheren. He thinks they are weak and challenges Monta and Cheren to a Double Battle against just his Braviary. Despite being very strong, he was defeated by Monta's Snivy and Cheren's Tepig's combination of Grass Pledge and Fire Pledge.


Biker King's Braviary
The Biker King's Braviary was first seen in a battle against Monta's Snivy and Cheren's Tepig. He proved to be a very powerful opponent and easily managed to shrug off most of their attacks. Despite this, he was eventually defeated by a combination of Grass and Fire Pledge.

Braviary's known moves are Wing Attack, Peck and Fury Attack.

Debut Advance Toward the Path of the Strongest!
The Black Empoleon Bikers in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

FireRed & LeafGreen arc

In A Vicious Cycle of Possibilities, a group of Bikers appeared at Three Island. There, they decided to take all of the Berries from the nearby Berry Forest, then they would destroy the town. On their way to the forest, they nearly ran over Lostelle. The boss of the gang then threatened the little girl. Overhearing this, the legendary Deoxys attacked the Bikers. They were all battered and bruised, but the leader got away and begged for help from a man, but he showed no mercy on them.

Black & White arc

In Letting Go, a Biker was one of the people who released their Pokémon after listening to Ghetsis's speech. When Black tried to protest this decision, he was told to mind his own business.

In School of Hard Knocks, this same Biker was revealed to be a former leader of the Black Empoleon gang. During his training with Brycen, Black was tasked with facing the Black Empoleon on the Tubeline Bridge. Thanks to his earlier training, Black manages to easily defeat his opponents. Once defeated, the gang's new leader Jeremy renames the gang to the Black Tirtouga.

Jeremy later appears at the Pokémon League alongside several other Trainers to help battle Team Plasma. They face the Seven Sages in battle to rescue the kidnapped Gym Leaders. Eventually they succeed and proceed to help defeat the Team Plasma Grunts attacking the League.


Black Empoleon's original leader's Ducklett
This Ducklett was owned by the Black Empoleon's original leader for over ten years. Despite this, it was released after its Trainer was swayed by Ghetsis's words.

None of Ducklett's moves are known.

Debut An Odd Speech
Jeremy's Scraggy
This Scraggy is Jeremy's only known Pokémon. It was used to battle Black on the Tubeline Bridge. Despite its quick movements, Black's Costa defeated it with Hydro Pump. Later, it helped battle the Seven Sages at the Pokémon League.

None of Scraggy's moves are known.

Debut School of Hard Knocks

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Bikers in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

While Red and his Pokémon were going to a department store to get a flying machine, a group of Bikers showed up and surrounded the trio. Their Weezing was only seen for a brief second as their two heads did not get along with each other. After Weezing's defeat, Primeape showed up much to the Bikers' surprise and took care of Clefairy itself. When Clefairy was kicked into the department store, this made the Bikers laugh. However, a banana distracted the Primeape which caused Clefairy to defeat it. After battling the Bikers, Red and his Pokémon ran into the department store only to find out that Blue beat them there. After Blue flew away on the flying machine, Clefairy got on the motorcycle and the Bikers respected him.


Biker's Weezing
Weezing was called over to battle with Red's Clefairy. As its two heads did not get along with each other and fought, Weezing ended up defeated.

None of Weezing's moves are known.

Debut Get The Flying Machine!!
Biker's Primeape
Primeape appeared after Weezing failed to battle Clefairy. It played some games with Clefairy and when Clefairy won one of them, he walked away laughing in overconfidence, only to get hit by Primeape's fists. The Bikers started laughing when Clefairy was kicked into the department store. Pikachu found out Primeape's weakness as it was distracted by a banana. With Primeape distracted, Clefairy picked it up and tied it to a buffet.

Primeape's known moves are Fury Swipes and Mega Kick.

Debut Get The Flying Machine!!


  • In German, the Biker and the Cyclist are both called "Bikers."
  • In Black and White, Bikers and Cyclists will alter the speed of their bikes, depending on if the player is walking or running.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png European French Motard
Germany Flag.png German Biker (I-III)
Rowdy (IV+)
Italy Flag.png Italian Centauro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 폭주족 Pokjujok
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Motociclista
Motoqueiro (manga)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Motociclista
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Motorista
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Băng côn đồ

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*GSCPEPsychicRivalFRLGRockerRoughneck*
SailorScientistSuper NerdSwimmerTamerTeam Rocket Boss*FRLGHGSSPETeam Rocket Grunt*Youngster
BoarderHGSSDouble TeamHGSSFirebreatherGSCHGSSGuitaristGSCHGSSMediumGSCHGSS
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
Coach TrainerPEKarate MasterPEPunk GuyPETeam RocketPETeam Rocket AdminPE
Master TrainersPE
Unused 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*PsychicRivalHGSSSage
SailorSchool Kid*ScientistSkierSuper NerdSwimmerTeacherTeam Rocket Grunt*TwinsYoungster
Mystery Man*CHGSSDouble TeamHGSSElderHGSSPasserbyHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Battle Frontier only:HGSS

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollectorCowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdol
JoggerLadyNinja BoyParasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN RangerRancherReporter
Rich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialiteTuberVeteranWaiterWaitressWorker
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon

Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBikerBlack BeltChampionClerk
CyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGym Leader*
NurseNursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPokémon Trainer*Policeman
PreschoolerPsychicRich BoyRoughneckSchool KidScientistSmasherSocialiteStrikerSubway Boss
SwimmerTeam PlasmaTeam Plasma GruntThe RichesBWTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
BeautyB2W2Boss TrainerB2W2GuitaristB2W2
Pokéstar Studios only:B2W2
A-list ActorActorActressBig StarCelebrityChic ActressChild StarComedian
Fine ActorMovie StarNew ActressStar ActorSuit ActorUnique StarVeteran Star
Pokémon World Tournament only:B2W2
Junior RepresentativeMaster RepresentativeSenior Representative
World ChampionWorld FinalistWorld Runner-up
Blueberry Academy only:SV
BB League ChampionBB League Elite FourBlueberry Academy Director
DirectorInstructorLeague ClubStudentTop Champion

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