Camper (Trainer class)

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キャンプボーイ Camp Boy
VSCamper BDSP.png
VS model from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Other names ボーイスカウト Boy Scout (Generation I)
Jr. Trainer♂ (Generation I)
Jr.♂ (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
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Stadium, Stadium 2
Masters EX
Gender Male only
Female Counterpart Picnicker
Notable members JoeY
Anime debut Making Friends and Influencing Villains!
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut Lapras Lazily (Adventures)
Let's Fight! The Mini Pokémon Tournament (The Golden Boys)

A Camper (Japanese: キャンプボーイ Camp Boy) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation I games. They are generally depicted as little boys in uniforms. Their female counterpart is Picnicker.

They raise a variety of Pokémon, mainly those that would be found in the woods.

In Generation I, this class is called Jr. Trainer♂ (Japanese: ボーイスカウト Boy Scout). The Japanese name was presumably changed in localizations and later games for legal reasons, although the class's name remains unchanged in the Japanese Virtual Console releases of the Generation I games.

In Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, Campers battled outside of Gyms will award two Great Balls along with prize money upon being defeated.



In the core series

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Spr RG Jr Trainer M.png Spr Y Jr Trainer M.png Spr GS Camper.png Spr RS Camper.png Spr FRLG Camper.png Spr DP Camper.png Spr DP Camper Beta.png VSCamper.png VSCamper PE.png
Jr. Trainer♂ sprite from
Red and Blue
Jr. Trainer♂ sprite from
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprite from
Generation IV
Beta sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
VS model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Bird Keeper I OD.png Bird Keeper II OD.png Janine II OD.png Camper RSE OD.png Camper FRLG OD.png Camper OD.png Janine IV OD.png Camper ORAS OD.png ORAS Camper Icon.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite, disguised as Janine, from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV
Overworld sprite, disguised as Janine, from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Overworld model from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Icon on the PSS from
Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, and PGL

In other games

SJP Camper.png S2 Camper.pngS2 Camper alt.png Spr Masters Camper.png VSCamper Masters.png
Portrait from
Japanese Stadium
Portraits from
Stadium 2
Model from
Masters EX
VS model from
Masters EX


ORAS Camper.png
Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Trainer list

Pokémon Red and Blue

Pokémon Yellow

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

See more: List of Battle Frontier Trainers (Generation III)/Camper

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

Pokémon Stadium

Pokémon Stadium 2

In the anime

Main series

Campers in the anime

Two Campers made a brief appearance at the end of Making Friends and Influencing Villains!.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
English Kate Bristol
Suzy Myers

Pokémon Evolutions

Camper Kevin appeared in The Discovery as a Trainer on the Nugget Bridge, challenging and being quickly defeated by Green.


Kevin's Arcanine
Arcanine was seen with Camper Kevin on the Nugget Bridge, where it was easily defeated by Green's Kangaskhan and Gengar.

None of Arcanine's moves are known.

Debut The Discovery

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Yellow chapter

Main article: Evan

A Camper named Evan is a recurring character who debuted in the Yellow chapter. He is friends with Blaine and frequently helps him with training.

Platinum chapter

In Deprogramming Porygon-Z, a Camper was seen waiting in line for the Battle Castle.

In Clobbering Claydol, Another Camper briefly was seen with his Venonat, watching Looker on his jetpack.

HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter

A Camper was seen amongst the people visiting the Safari Zone in Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter

Multiple Campers were seen in Blaise's flashback in PS601.

Camper's Psyduck
Psyduck briefly appeared with its Trainer where they were waiting in line for the Battle Castle.

None of Psyduck's moves are known.

Debut Deprogramming Porygon-Z
Camper's Venonat
Venonat briefly appeared with its Trainer where they were watching Looker flying on his jetpack.

None of Venonat's moves are known.

Debut Clobbering Claydol
Camper's Elekid
Elekid was seen with its Trainer while exploring the Safari Zone Gate.

None of Elekid's moves are known.

Debut Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

A Camper in Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

A Camper named Yuki appears in Let's Fight! The Mini Pokémon Tournament. He uses a Swinub.


Yuki's Swinub
Swinub was Yuki's choice for the Mini Pokémon Tournament. It lost to Gold's Elekid in the middle of the tournament despite having a type-advantage.

None of Swinub's moves are known.

Debut Let's Fight! The Mini Pokémon Tournament

Pokémon Zensho

A Camper appeared in PZ02.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 露營少年 Louhyìhng Siunìhn
Mandarin 露營少年 / 露营少年 Lùyíng Shàonián
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Táborník
Finland Flag.png Finnish Retkeilijä
France Flag.png French Fan de Camping (VI+)
Campeur (II-V)
Dresseur Jr♂ (I)
Germany Flag.png German Camper (II+)
Pfadfinder (I)
Italy Flag.png Italian Campeggiatore (VII)
Campeggista (II-VI)
Allen. Jr♂ (I)
South Korea Flag.png Korean 캠프보이 Camp Boy
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Escoteiro
Spain Flag.png Spanish Campista (II+)
Entrenad. Jr♂ (I)
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hướng đạo sinh

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 RocketPETeam 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 TeamHGSSElderHGSSPasserbyHGSSYoung 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
LeadersORASLorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORASScuba DiverORAS
Secret Base ExpertORASSecret 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 GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCameramanCamperChampion
ClownCollectorCommanderCowgirlCyclistDouble TeamDragon TamerElite FourFisher*GentlemanGuitarist
Gym Leader*HikerIdolInterviewersJoggerLadyLassMadame*Ninja BoyParasol LadyPicnickerPIPoké Fan*
Poké KidPokémon BreederPokémon RangerPokémon TrainerPolice Officer*PsychicRancherRanchers*
ReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidScientistSkierSwimmerTeam Galactic Boss*
Team Galactic Grunt*Tower TycoonTuberTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoung CoupleYoungster
Arcade StarPtCastle ValetPtFactory HeadPtHall MatronPtMaidPtGAME FREAK'sBDSP

Pasio Trainer classes
Ace TrainerBeautyBlack BeltCamperCollectorHex ManiacHikerLassMasked ManMasked WomanPoké Fan
Pokémon RangerPreschoolerPunk GirlRising StarScientistSightseerStreet ThugSwimmer
Team Aqua GruntTeam Galactic GruntTeam Magma GruntTeam Plasma GruntTeam Rocket GruntYoungster

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