Duchess (Trainer class)

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ダッチェス Duchess
XY Madame.png
Art of Odele from X and Y
Other names
Introduced in Generation VI
Appears in X and Y
Gender Female only
Male Counterpart Duke
Notable members Drasna, Malva (games)
Viola (anime)
Anime debut
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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Manga debut {{{manga}}}

A Duchess (Japanese: ダッチェス Duchess) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in Generation VI. This Trainer class is a title of nobility, granted in the Battle Chateau, and Trainers with this class only appear there. Duchess is the second highest rank of nobility for females, ranking above Marchioness and below Grand Duchess. Its counterpart for males is Duke.

The female player character may earn the title of Duchess by winning enough battles in the Battle Chateau. The female members of the Elite Four of Kalos also hold the rank of Duchess in the Battle Chateau. All opponent Duchesses use parties of three Pokémon, and all who are not members of the Elite Four have Pokémon at level 45 (if no Writ of Challenge is active), while Elite Four members' Pokémon are level 55.


Sprites and models

Duchesses include a Lady, a Madame, a Maid, four Furisode Girls, and both of the female Elite Four members of Kalos.

VSDrasna.png VSMaid.png VSFurisode Girl 2.png VSMalva.png VSFurisode Girl 4.png
Drasna's art from
X and Y
Elise's art from
X and Y
Ione's art from
X and Y
Malva's art from
X and Y
Nicolette's art from
X and Y
VSMadame.png VSLady.png VSFurisode Girl 3.png VSFurisode Girl 1.png
Odele's art from
X and Y
Robin's art from
X and Y
Rosalie's art from
X and Y
Sabine's art from
X and Y

Trainer list

Pokémon X and Y

An active writ in the Battle Chateau may change the levels of Trainers' Pokémon or the reward they give.

In the anime

Viola as a Duchess in the anime

In Breaking Titles at the Chateau!, Viola was revealed to have the title of Duchess. During the episode, she battled Grant for the title of Grand Duke/Duchess, but lost.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 女公爵 Nǚgōngjué
Denmark Flag.png Danish Hertuginde
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Hertogin
Finland Flag.png Finnish Herttuatar
France Flag.png French Duchesse
Germany Flag.png German Herzogin
Italy Flag.png Italian Duchessa
South Korea Flag.png Korean 더치스 Duchess
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Hertuginne
Poland Flag.png Polish Księżna
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Duquesa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Duquesa
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Hertiginna
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Düşes

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Kalos Ace DuoAce TrainerArtistArtist FamilyBackpackerBattle GirlBeautyBlack BeltBrains & Brawn
ButlerChampionChefDriverElite FourFairy Tale GirlFishermanFurisode GirlGarçonGardener
Hex ManiacHikerHoneymoonersLassLeaderLumiose Gang MemberMysterious SistersOwner
Poké FanPoké Fan FamilyPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon RangerPokémon Trainer
PreschoolerPsychicPunk CouplePunk GirlPunk GuyRangersRising StarRoller Skater
SchoolboySchoolgirlScientistSky TrainerSuccessorSuspicious ChildSuspicious Lady
Suspicious WomanSwimmerTeam FlareTeam Flare AdminTeam Flare BossTeam Flare Grunt
Battle Chateau ranks:
By male: BaronViscountEarlMarquisDukeGrand Duke
By female: BaronessViscountessCountessMarchionessDuchessGrand Duchess
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:
Battle ChatelaineLadyMadameMaidMonsieurRich Boy
Unused Trainer classes:
Ace SurferSwimmers

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