Collector (Trainer class)

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ポケモンコレクター Pokémon Collector
VSCollector BDSP.png
VS model from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Masters EX
Gender Male
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Bill, Shane Seeker
Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut HeartGold & SoulSilver
TCG card Pokémon Collector
Manga debut Find Munchlax!! (DP Adventure)
GDZ50 (Gotta Catch 'Em All)

A Collector (Japanese: ポケモンコレクター Pokémon Collector) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation III games. They are generally depicted as nerdy young men carrying many Poké Balls.

In Generation III, VI, and VII, they use Version-exclusive Pokémon. In Diamond and Pearl, they use three Pokémon of the same species, while in Platinum they use rare Pokémon such as Togetic or Feebas. They often talk about how they wish to catch rare Pokémon.

In Generation I, one of Bill's titles was the Collector.

In Generation VII, they keep their Pokémon in Premier Balls.



In the core series

Spr RS Collector.png Spr DP Collector.png VSCollector.png Spr SM Collector.png VSCollector SM.png VSCollector 2 SM.png VSCollector 2 USUM.png
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
Generation IV
VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
In-battle model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
VS model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
VS model with a Z-Ring from
Sun and Moon
VS model with a Z-Power Ring from Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Fossil Maniac OD.png Collector OD.png Collector ORAS OD.png Collector SM OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV
Overworld model from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Overworld model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

In other games

Spr Masters Collector.png VSCollector Masters.png
Model from
Masters EX
VS model from
Masters EX


ORAS Collector.png
Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Trainer list

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

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

Pokémon Emerald

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

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

See more: List of Battle Tower Trainers (Diamond and Pearl)/Collector

Pokémon Platinum

See more: List of Battle Frontier Trainers (Generation IV)/Collector

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Pokémon Sun and Moon

See more: List of Battle Tree Trainers/Collector

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

See more: List of Battle Tree Trainers/Collector

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

See more: List of Battle Tower Trainers (Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl)/Collector

In the anime

Shane Seeker, a Collector in the anime

Shane Seeker, who appeared in Raid Battle in The Ruins!, is a Collector who specializes in Shiny Pokémon.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

A Collector in Pokémon Adventures

In Luring in a Lickilicky, a Collector appeared during the Pokétch presentation taking place in Jubilife City.

A Collector in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

In Find Munchlax!!, a Collector appeared as one of the three Trainers searching for Munchlax. He claimed that all Collectors dream about Munchlax due to its extreme rarity, and tried to use Honey to lure it out. However, his Honey was instead eaten up by Hareta.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Collector appeared in GDZ50.


Collector Blissey GDZ.png
Collector Ditto GDZ.png
Collector Dugtrio GDZ.png

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Collector in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Pokémon Collector Su HeartGold & SoulSilver Uncommon 97/123 SoulSilver Collection Uncommon 068/070
      Steelix Constructed Standard Deck   017/019
      Tyranitar Constructed Standard Deck   016/019
Raichu Half Deck   22/30      
Raichu Half Deck   27/30      


  • Despite always being depicted with six Poké Balls, many Collectors have less than six Pokémon in their actual party.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 寶可夢收藏家 Pokémon Sāuchòhnggā
Mandarin 寶可夢收藏家 / 宝可梦收藏家 Bǎokěmèng Shōucángjiā *
神奇寶貝收藏家 Shénqíbǎobèi Shōucángjiā *
France Flag.png French Collectionneur (VI+)
Collec (III-V)
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon-Sammler (VI+)
PKMN-Sammler (III-V)
Italy Flag.png Italian Cercapokémon (VI+)
Cerca PKMN (III-V)
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓몬 컬렉터 Pokémon Collector
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Colecionador (games)
Colecionador de Pokémon (TCG)
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokécolector

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
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
Alola Ace DuoAce TrainerActorUSUMAether Branch ChiefAether FoundationAether Foundation Employee
Aether PresidentAthletic SiblingsBackpackerBeautyBellhopBlack BeltCaptainCollectorCookDancer
Eevee UserElite FourEspeon UserFirefighterFishermanFlareon UserGAME FREAKGentlemanGlaceon User
Golf BuddiesGolferHikerHoneymoonersIsland KahunaJanitorJolteon UserKarate FamilyLassLeafeon User
MadameOffice WorkerPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon TrainerPolice OfficerPreschooler
PrincipalPunk GirlPunk GuyPunk PairReporterUSUMRising StarRising Star DuoScientistSightseer
SwimmerSwimmersSwimmer GirlsSylveon UserTeacherTeam AquaUSUMTeam FlareUSUMTeam GalacticUSUM
Team MagmaUSUMTeam PlasmaUSUMTeam SkullTeam Skull AdminTeam Skull BossTeam Skull Grunt
Trial GuideTwinsUmbreon UserVaporeon UserVeteranVeteran DuoWorkerYoungsterYouth Athlete
Capoeira CoupleUSUMDancing FamilyUSUMKantonian GymUSUMMaster & ApprenticeUSUM
Sparring PartnersUSUMSurferUSUMTeam Rainbow RocketUSUMTeam Rainbow Rocket GruntUSUM
Tourist CoupleUSUMUltra Forest KartenvoyUSUltra Recon SquadUSUM
Battle Tree, Battle Royal Dome, and Battle Agency only:
Battle LegendPokémon Center LadyPro Wrestler

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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