Duke (Trainer class)

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デューク Duke
XY Rich Boy.png
Art of Lormont from X and Y
Other names
Introduced in Generation VI
Appears in X and Y
Gender Male only
Female Counterpart Duchess
Notable members Siebold, Wikstrom
Grant (in anime; formerly)
Anime debut
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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Manga debut {{{manga}}}

A Duke (Japanese: デューク Duke) 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. Duke is the second highest rank of nobility for males, ranking above Marquis and below Grand Duke. Its counterpart for females is Duchess.

The male player character may earn the title of Duke by winning enough battles in the Battle Chateau. The male members of the Elite Four of Kalos also hold the rank of Duke in the Battle Chateau. All opponent Dukes 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

Dukes include a Rich Boy, a Monsieur, a Butler, and both of the male Elite Four members of Kalos.

VSMonsieur.png VSRich Boy.png VSSiebold.png VSButler.png VSWikstrom.png
Hennessy's art from
X and Y
Lormont's art from
X and Y
Siebold's art from
X and Y
Turner's art from
X and Y
Wikstrom'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

Grant as a Duke in the anime

In Breaking Titles at the Chateau!, Grant was revealed to have the title of Duke. After he defeated Viola, a Duchess, in a battle, he was promoted to Grand Duke.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 公爵 Gōngjué
Denmark Flag.png Danish Hertug
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Hertog
Finland Flag.png Finnish Herttua
France Flag.png French Duc
Germany Flag.png German Herzog
Italy Flag.png Italian Duca
South Korea Flag.png Korean 듀크 Duke
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Hertug
Poland Flag.png Polish Książę
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Duque
Spain Flag.png Spanish Duque
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Hertig
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Dük

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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