Dancer (Trainer class)

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ダンサー Dancer
VSDancer SwSh.png
In-battle model from Generation VIII
Other names
Introduced in Generation V
Appears in Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Sword and Shield
Gender Both*
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Anela*
Anime debut All They Want to Do is Dance Dance!
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut Unraveling Mysteries (Adventures)

A Dancer (Japanese: ダンサー Dancer) is a type of Pokémon Trainer introduced in Generation V.

In Unova, they are depicted as young men break dancing. Battling them is optional. Many of them have Western names in the Japanese version of the games. All of them have had only one species of Pokémon, even if that means having the same Pokémon twice. They do not appear to limit themselves to a particular type.

In Alola, Dancers are depicted as young women who practice hula dancing. In Sun and Moon, they exclusively use Oricorio in the main storyline, but that is not the case in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. They hold their Pokémon in Great Balls.

In Galar, Dancers are depicted as dancing young women, who keep their Pokémon in Ultra Balls.

A Dancer and a Black Belt, or a Dancer and a Musician, can team up to form a Capoeira Couple or a Music Crew, respectively, and challenge the player to a Double Battle.



Dancer Concept Art SM.jpg SM Dancer Hiker Saito.png
Concept art from Sun and Moon Art of Dancer and Hiker from Sun and Moon by Naoki Saito

Sprites and models

Spr BW Dancer.png Spr B2W2 Dancer.png Spr SM Dancer.png VSDancer SM.png VSDancer SwSh.png
Sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
In-battle model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and
Ultra Moon
VS model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and
Ultra Moon
VS model from
Generation VIII
Dancer OD.png Dancer SM OD.png Y-Comm Profile Dancer.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation V
Overworld model from Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and
Ultra Moon
Y-Comm profile image from
Generation VIII

Trainer list

Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon Sun and Moon

See also:
List of Battle Royal Dome Trainers/Dancer
List of Battle Tree Trainers/Dancer

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Pokémon Sword and Shield

In the anime

Anela, a former Dancer in the anime

In All They Want to Do is Dance Dance!, Anela was revealed to be a former Dancer, even demonstrating her dancing skills during the Pokémon School's Pokémon Dance class. Like many Alolan Dancers in the games, she has an Oricorio, which is of the Pa'u Style and is nicknamed Dori-chan in the original Japanese version.

In the manga

Dancers in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Black & White arc

The three Dancers briefly appeared in Castelia City in The Case of the Missing Pokémon.

A male Dancer briefly appeared in Nimbasa City in Unraveling Mysteries.

X & Y arc

Tierno aspired to be a dancer, where by Floette Returns he had managed to start a dance group composed of former Lumiose Gang Member in Lumiose City.

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon arc

In The Delivery of Rotom and the Girl, a female Dancer presented what was seemingly a lei to Moon, only for it to be a Comfey.

Sword & Shield arc

A Female Dancer was one of Leon's onlookers at Hammerlocke in Stealth!! Infiltrate the Energy Plant.

In Swaying!! Murky Memories, Dancer Zoe was seen looking out at the Route 9 Tunnel entrance after a crash was heard.


Dancer's Scrafty
Scrafty was briefly seen with its Trainer in Nimbasa City.

None of Scrafty's moves are known.

Debut Unraveling Mysteries
Dancer's Comfey
Comfey was presented to Moon as a lei, only for it to turn out to be a Pokémon.

None of Comfey's moves are known.

Debut The Delivery of Rotom and the Girl

In the TCG

Full Art print of Dancer
Main article: Dancer (Fusion Strike 232)

Dancer was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sword & Shield Series (the Japanese Sword & Shield Era). It was first released in the Japanese Fusion Arts expansion before debuting in English in the Fusion Strike expansion, with an illustration by Sanosuke Sakuma. It was also released as a Full Art card and Secret card in both expansions, with an illustration by Yuu Nishida. It allows the player to draw two cards, or five if they went second and it is their first turn.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 舞者 Móuhjé
Mandarin 舞者 Wǔzhě
France Flag.png French Danseur ()
Danseuse ()
Germany Flag.png German Tänzer ()
Tänzerin ()
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Penari
Italy Flag.png Italian Ballerino ()
Ballerina ()
South Korea Flag.png Korean 댄서 Dancer
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Dançarino ()
Dançarina ()
Spain Flag.png Spanish Breakdancer ()
Bailarina ()


Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBikerBlack BeltChampionClerk
CyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanHarlequin
NurseNursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN TrainerPoliceman
PreschoolerPsychicRich BoyRoughneckSchool KidScientistSmasherSocialiteStrikerSubway Boss
SwimmerTeam PlasmaTeam Plasma GruntThe RichesBWTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
BeautyB2W2Boss TrainerB2W2GuitaristB2W2
Pokéstar Studios only:B2W2
A-list ActorActorActressBig StarCelebrityChic ActressChild StarComedian
Fine ActorMovie StarNew ActressStar ActorSuit ActorUnique StarVeteran Star
Pokémon World Tournament only:B2W2
Junior RepresentativeMaster RepresentativeSenior Representative
World ChampionWorld FinalistWorld Runner-up
Alola Ace DuoAce TrainerAether 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 PairRising StarRising Star DuoScientistSightseerSwimmerSwimmers
Swimmer GirlsSylveon UserTeacherTeam SkullTeam Skull AdminTeam Skull BossTeam Skull Grunt
Trial GuideTwinsUmbreon UserVaporeon UserVeteranVeteran DuoWorkerYoungsterYouth Athlete
ActorUSUMCapoeira CoupleUSUMDancing FamilyUSUMKantonian GymUSUMMaster & ApprenticeUSUM
ReporterUSUMSparring PartnersUSUMSurferUSUMTeam AquaUSUMTeam FlareUSUMTeam GalacticUSUM
Team MagmaUSUMTeam PlasmaUSUMTeam 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
Galar ArtistBackpackerBeautyBlack BeltCabbieCafé MasterCameramanChampionColleaguesCookDancerDaring Couple
DoctorFisherGAME FREAK'sGym ChallengerGym LeaderGym TrainerGentlemanHikerInterviewersLassLeague Staff
Macro Cosmos'sMadameMedical TeamModelMusic CrewMusicianOffice WorkerPoké KidPokémon Breeder
Pokémon TrainerPolice OfficerPostmanRail StaffReporterSchoolboySchoolgirlSwimmerTeam Yell GruntWorkerYoungster
Expansion Pass only:
Dojo MasterDojo MatronMaster Dojo Student

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