Burglar (Trainer class)

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かじばどろぼう Post-fire Burglar
Spr HGSS Burglar.png
Burglar sprite from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Other names かじばドロボウ Post-fire Burglar (Generation II)
どろぼう Burglar (Generation III)
Introduced in Generation I
Appears in Red, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
FireRed and LeafGreen
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Stadium, Stadium 2
Gender Male
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Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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Manga debut Punching Poliwrath (Adventures)

A Burglar (Japanese: かじばどろぼう Post-fire Burglar in Generations I and IV, かじばドロボウ Post-fire Burglar in Generation II, どろぼう Burglar in Generation III) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation I games. They are generally depicted as suspicious men sneaking around with sacks thrown over their backs. In Generation I, they are only found in the burned-down Pokémon Mansion and Cinnabar Gym. Those in the Pokémon Mansion only challenge the player if they are talked to directly, not when they see the player. If defeated, they will sometimes drop an item as they flee. Burglars tend to drop large amounts of money.

They specialize in Fire-type Pokémon. They also use Koffing, which may be used as a quick escape method, similar to that of the anime's original series.


Spr RG Burglar.png Spr Y Burglar.png Spr GS Burglar.png Spr FRLG Burglar.png Spr HGSS Burglar.png SJP Burglar.png
Sprite from
Red and Blue
Sprite from
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Portrait from
Stadium (JP)
Rocker I OD.png Burglar II OD.png Super Nerd FRLG OD.png Burglar OD.png S2 Burglar.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Portrait 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 Stadium

Pokémon Stadium 2

In the manga

A Burglar in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Burglar made a cameo appearance in a flashback in Punching Poliwrath as one of the Trainers that wanted to challenge Red to a battle after his win at the Indigo League, but he was considered to be a "boring" match.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png European French Pillard
Germany Flag.png German Dieb
Italy Flag.png Italian Scassinatore
South Korea Flag.png Korean 불난집 전문털이범 Bulnanjip Jeonmunteol'ibeom
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Ladrón

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Kanto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*Bug CatcherBurglarCamper*ChampionGSCFRLGHGSS
ChannelerCue BallElite FourGSCFRLGHGSSEngineerFishermanGamer*GentlemanHikerJugglerLass
LeaderGSCFRLGHGSSPicnicker*Poké Maniac*PKMN TrainerGSCPsychicRivalRocker
Rocket Boss*FRLGHGSSSailorScientistSuper NerdSwimmerTamerTeam Rocket Grunt*Youngster
BoarderHGSSDouble TeamHGSSFirebreatherGSCHGSSGuitaristGSCHGSSMediumGSCHGSSPokéfanGSCHGSS
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
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

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