Dragon Tamer (Trainer class)

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Dragon Tamer
ドラゴン使い Dragon Tamer
VSDragon Tamer SV.png
VS model from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Scarlet and Violet
Gender Both*
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Lance, Clair
Anime debut
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut {{{manga}}}

A Dragon Tamer (Japanese: ドラゴン使(つか) Dragon Tamer) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation III games. They are most commonly depicted as young men wearing elaborate purple and red outfits and capes. In Generation IX, female Dragon Tamers were introduced, sporting shorter capes than their male counterparts.

They specialize in Dragon-type Pokémon and Pokémon that belong in the Dragon Egg Group.

The goal of most of these Dragon Tamers is to attain the status of their greatest member, Kanto and Johto Pokémon League Champion Lance.

In the Generation II games, they are merely referred to, especially in Blackthorn City due to its Dragon's Den. Although the English versions simply call them "dragon users" in these games, the Japanese versions clearly mention Dragon Tamers (ドラゴンつかい). This explains their appearance in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, their remakes, where these same instances now refer to them as Dragon Tamers in English as well.

Gallery

Artwork

ORAS Dragon Tamer.png
Art from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Sprites and models

Spr RS Dragon Tamer.png Spr DP Dragon Tamer.png VSDragon Tamer.png VSDragon Tamer BDSP.png VSDragon Tamer SV.png
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
Generation IV*
VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and
Alpha Sapphire
VS model from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
VS model from
Scarlet and Violet
Cooltrainer m RSE OD.png Ace Trainer m IV OD.png Dragon Tamer ORAS OD.png Dragon Tamer BDSP 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
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Trainer list

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire


See more: List of Battle Tower Trainers (Ruby and Sapphire)/Dragon Tamer

Pokémon Emerald


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

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl


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

Pokémon Platinum


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

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire


Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl


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

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet


In the manga

Dragon Tamer in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

A Dragon Tamer was seen in Deprogramming Porygon-Z, waiting for the Battle Frontier to open.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 馴龍師 Sèuhnlùhngsī
Mandarin 馴龍師 / 驯龙师 Xúnlóngshī *
龍之使者 Lóng-zhī Shǐzhě *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Dragetæmmer
France Flag.png French Dracologue
Germany Flag.png German Drachenprofi
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Pelatih Naga
Italy Flag.png Italian Domadraghi
South Korea Flag.png Korean 드래곤 조련사 Dragon Joryeonsa
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Domador de dragão
Spain Flag.png Spanish Domadragón


Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Johto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*BoarderBug CatcherBurglarCamper
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

Hoenn Ace Trainer*Aqua AdminSEASAqua LeaderSEASAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack Belt
Bug CatcherBug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDragon TamerElite FourExpertFisherman
GentlemanGuitaristHex ManiacHikerInterviewers*KindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREOR
Magma LeaderREORNinja BoyOld CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPoké Fan*Poké Maniac*Pokémon Breeder*
Pokémon Ranger*Pokémon Trainer*PsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchoolkid*Sis & Bro*Swimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTeammates*TriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Ace DuoORASBrains & BrawnORASBackpackerORASDelinquentORASFairy Tale GirlORASFare PrinceORAS
Free DiverORASLeadersORASLorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORAS
Scuba DiverORASSecret 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 GirlGarçonGardenerMadameMaidMonsieurOwnerPreschooler
Punk GirlPunk 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 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
Paldea ArtistBackpackerBlack BeltCabbieChampionCookCourierDirectorDragon TamerElite FourGym Leader
Gym TrainerHikerInstructorJanitorModelMusicianOffice WorkerPoké ManiacPokémon Trainer
ScientistStudentTeam StarTeam Star GruntTop ChampionWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero only:
Glitterati
Kitakami BackpackerBlack BeltCourierDelinquentDragon TamerFestival BoyFestival GirlGlitterati
HikerKitakami Ogre ClanOffice WorkerPhotographerPoké ManiacPokémon TrainerRuffian
Mochi Mayhem only:
GrandmaGrandpa


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