Camper (Trainer class)

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キャンプボーイ Camp Boy
ORAS Camper.png
Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
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!
Stadium, Stadium 2
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 later games for legal reasons, although the class's name remains unchanged in the Virtual Console releases of the Generation I games.


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 SJP Camper.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
Portrait from
Japanese Stadium
JrTrainerM OD.png Camper II OD.png Camper RSE OD.png Camper FRLG OD.png Camper OD.png ORAS Camper Icon.png S2 Camper.pngS2 Camper alt.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV
Icon on the PSS from
Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, and PGL
Portraits from
Stadium 2

Trainer list

Pokémon Red and Blue

Pokémon Yellow

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Pokémon Stadium

Pokémon Stadium 2

In the anime

Campers in the anime

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

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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Camper Evan in Pokémon Adventures

Evan (Japanese: ジュンジ Junji), known as Phil in Chuang Yi's translations, is a young Camper that has helped the Pokédex holders occasionally. Evan first appears in a flashback after Blue is seen capturing a wild Lapras. He tries to convince Blue to give him the Lapras because he has been trying to capture it for weeks. After Blue refuses to do so, Evan reveals that his Haunter went missing at the now-abandoned Power Plant and he wanted a strong Pokémon to get it back.

Blue agrees to help Evan and they go to the Power Plant where they are attacked by the Elite Four member, Agatha. As Blue battles Agatha, he is eventually trapped in a coffin that sucks his energy, leaving Evan alone and defenseless. With some encouragement from Blue, Evan manages to find his Haunter and faces Agatha long enough for Blue to recover and defeat her. Blue thanks Evan for helping him learn something new and releases the Lapras he had caught before so Evan can do whatever he wants with it.

Two years later, Evan appears on Cinnabar Island where he helps Blaine train with his Mewtwo. He is seen greeting Yellow after she arrives on the island and helps Blaine train by throwing rocks with his Haunter while Blaine has Mewtwo deflect them with its spoon. Afterwards, Blaine thanks Evan for his help and pays him for his efforts.

Later, he is seen taking care of the unconscious Super Nerd Miles after his defeat at the hands of Yellow in Celadon City. After feeding his Pokémon, Miles wakes up from his coma and reveals to Evan what happened to the missing Red. Soon after, Cinnabar Island is attacked by a group of Dragon-type Pokémon while Evan and Miles try to hide from the attack.

In the Gold, Silver, & Crystal chapter, Evan and Miles are seen having a quick battle which has Evan emerging the victor. They are revealed to be taking part in the next Pokémon Tournament and because they do not have Gym Badges, they have to take part in the preliminary tournament. However, because of the attack caused by Masked Man, the Pokémon League tournament was cancelled and they never got a chance to compete.

In the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter, Evan and Miles are seen visiting Blaine on Cinnabar Island.

Evan's Haunter
Haunter was the first Pokémon Evan was known to own. It was taken from him after it was lured to the Power Plant and kidnapped by Agatha. When Blue and Evan went to get it back, Evan managed to find it and used Haunter to help defeat her. Later, Haunter was seen being used to help Blaine train and battle Miles at Indigo Plateau.

Haunter's known moves are Hypnosis and Nightmare, and its Ability is Levitate.

Debut Lapras Lazily
Evan's Lapras
Lapras was originally caught by Blue, but he decided to give it to Evan after the incident with Agatha at the Power Plant.

Lapras's known moves are Water Gun, Mist, and Ice Beam*.

Debut Lapras Lazily
Evan's Arcanine
Arcanine was used to help Blaine train with Mewtwo.

Arcanine's only known move is Ember.

Debut Putting It On The Line...Against Arcanine

Unnamed camper

Another Camper briefly appears in the Platinum chapter with his Venonat watching Looker on his jetpack.

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

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

A Camper in Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 露營少年 Louhyìhng Siunìhn
Mandarin 露營少年 / 露营少年 Lùyíng Shàonián
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
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian 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 CoupleFRLGHGSSBattle MasterPE
Coach TrainerPEGrand MasterPEKarate MasterPEPunk GuyPETeam 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 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

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 and BroSwimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTeammates*TriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Ace DuoORASBrains & BrawnORASBackpackerORASDelinquentORASFairy Tale GirlORASFare PrinceORASFree DiverORAS
LorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORASScuba DiverORASSecret Base ExpertORAS
Secret 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 GirlBeautyBelle & PaBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCameraman
CamperChampionClownCollectorCommanderCowgirlCyclistDouble TeamDragon TamerElite Four
FishermanGalactic BossGalactic GruntGentlemanGuitaristHikerIdolInterviewersJoggerLadyLassLeader
Ninja BoyParasol LadyPicnickerPIPokéfanPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN Trainer
PolicemanPsychicRancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidScientistSkier
SocialiteSwimmerTower TycoonTuberTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoung CoupleYoungster
Arcade StarPtCastle ValetPtFactory HeadPtHall MatronPtMaidPt

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