Boarder (Trainer class)

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ボーダー Boarder
Spr HGSS Boarder.png
Boarder sprite from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Other names
Introduced in Generation II
Appears in Gold, Silver, and Crystal
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Stadium 2
Gender Male only
Female Counterpart Skier*
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Anime debut
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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Manga debut Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down (Adventures)

A Boarder (Japanese: ボーダー Boarder) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation II games. They are generally depicted as young men dressed in winter clothing, riding a snowboard.

They specialize in Ice-type Pokémon.

Boarders only appear in the Generation II games and their remakes, where they are meant to be the counterpart of the female Skiers. The only place where Boarders are located in Generation II is in Pryce's Gym, but they can also be found in the Seafoam Islands in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Despite not being found in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, there is data for them, and the art used for a Boarder is the same as a Youngster.

In Generation IV's Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum Versions, Skiers can be both male and female, and the male Skier uses the same color scheme as the Boarder of Generation II.



In the core series

Spr GS Boarder.png Spr HGSS Boarder.png
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Boarder II OD.png Boarder OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver

In other games

S2 Boarder.pngS2 Boarder alt.pngS2 Boarder alt2.png
Portraits from
Stadium 2

Trainer list

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Pokémon Stadium 2

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

A Boarder in Pokémon Adventures

HeartGold & SoulSilver arc

A Boarder appears amongst the people visiting the Safari Zone in Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down.


  • Unused Trainer Class name data present in the code of Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald suggests Boarders were possibly planned to appear in these games at some point, but were scrapped.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Surfer
Germany Flag.png German Snowboarder
Italy Flag.png Italian Snowboarder
South Korea Flag.png Korean 보더 Boarder
Spain Flag.png Spanish Snow-boarder

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:
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

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