Cowgirl (Trainer class)

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カウガール Cowgirl
VSCowgirl BDSP.png
VS model from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Other names
Introduced in Generation IV
Appears in Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Gender Female only
Male Counterpart Rancher
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A Cowgirl (Japanese: カウガール Cowgirl) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation IV games. They are depicted as young women in cowgirl outfits. Most are found near Solaceon Town.

Cowgirls are the female counterparts of Ranchers. When one of each is paired in a Double Battle, they are called Ranchers.

Unlike many other Trainer classes, Cowgirls do not seem to specialize in any certain type of Pokémon.


Sprites and models

In the core series

Spr DP Proto Cowgirl.png Spr DP Cowgirl.png VSCowgirl BDSP.png
Prototype sprite from
Diamond and Pearl March 26 build
Sprite from
Generation IV
VS model from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Cowgirl OD.png Cowgirl BDSP OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV
Overworld model from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Trainer list

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

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

Pokémon Platinum

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

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

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

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Platinum chapter

A Cowgirl appeared in Clobbering Claydol, wandering around the Battle Frontier.


Cowgirl's Miltank
Miltank briefly appeared with its Trainer during the time Looker flew on his jetpack to search for Platinum.

None of Miltank's moves are known.

Debut Clobbering Claydol


  • Individual Cowgirls, as well as Ranchers, have Western names in the Japanese version.
  • The Generation VII design for the female Pokémon Breeders resembles the Cowgirl class.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 牛仔女孩 Ngàuhjái Néuihhàaih
Mandarin 牛仔女孩 Niúzǎi Nǚhái
France Flag.png French Cowgirl
Germany Flag.png German Cowgirl
Italy Flag.png Italian Cowgirl
South Korea Flag.png Korean 카우걸 Cowgirl
Spain Flag.png Spanish Vaquera

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
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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

Sinnoh Ace TrainerAroma LadyArtistBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCameramanCamperChampion
ClownCollectorCommanderCowgirlCyclistDouble TeamDragon TamerElite FourFisher*GentlemanGuitarist
Gym Leader*HikerIdolInterviewersJoggerLadyLassMadame*Ninja BoyParasol LadyPicnickerPIPoké Fan*
Poké KidPokémon Breeder*Pokémon Ranger*Pokémon Trainer*Police Officer*PsychicRancherRanchers*
ReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidScientistSkierSwimmerTeam Galactic Boss*
Team Galactic Grunt*Tower TycoonTuberTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoung CoupleYoungster
Arcade StarPtCastle ValetPtFactory HeadPtHall MatronPtMaidPtGAME FREAK'sBDSP

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