Firebreather (Trainer class)

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ひふきやろう Fire-breathing Guy
Gold Silver Firebreather.png
Art from Gold and Silver
Other names
Introduced in Generation II
Appears in Gold, Silver, and Crystal
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Stadium 2
Gender Male
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Infernando
Anime debut A Ghost of a Chance! (Series)
Buddy (Twilight Wings)
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut Just a Spearow Carrier (Adventures)
Let's Aim For The Goal (Golden Boys)

A Firebreather (Japanese: ひふきやろう Fire-breathing Guy) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation II games. In Generation II, they were depicted as overweight clowns spewing out flames, while HeartGold and SoulSilver redesigned them and they now wear clothing designed after Magmar.

They specialize in Fire-type Pokémon. They may, however, also use Poison-type Pokémon that produce smoke, like Koffing and Weezing. In Pokémon Stadium 2, they specialize in Pokémon that know Sunny Day.



In the core series

Spr GS SW97 Firebreather.png Spr GS Firebreather.png Spr HGSS Firebreather.png
Prototype sprite from
Spaceworld '97 demo
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Firebreather II OD.png Firebreather OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver

In other games

S2 Firebreather.png
Portrait from
Stadium 2

Trainer list

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Pokémon Stadium 2

In the anime

Main series

Infernando, a Firebreather in the anime

Infernando, who appeared in A Ghost of a Chance!, is based on the Firebreather Trainer class as it appeared in Generation II.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Firebreather in Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Firebreather made a cameo appearance in Buddy, where he and his Charmander were putting on a fire-breathing display to a crowd in Postwick. Their performance was seen by Hop's Wooloo, who was reminded of Leon's Charizard.


Firebreather's Charmander
Charmander is the Firebreather's only known Pokémon. It was seen putting on a fire-breathing display to a crowd.

None of Charmander's moves are known.

Debut Buddy

In the manga

A Firebreather and his Magmar in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Red, Green & Blue arc

A Firebreather with his Magmar made a cameo appearance in Just a Spearow Carrier, waiting in line for the Indigo League.

Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

A Firebreather appeared walking to the Indigo Plateau in Oh, It's Ho-Oh!.

HeartGold & SoulSilver arc

A Firebreather was seen in Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down amongst the crowd visiting the Safari Zone.


Firebreather's Magmar
Magmar was seen with its Trainer in the Indigo Plateau.

None of Magmar's moves are known.

Debut Just a Spearow Carrier

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

A Firebreather by the name of (Japanese: タケオ Takeo) appeared in Let's Aim For The Goal. He signed up for a basketball tournament that both Gold and Bugsy took part in. Bugsy pointed out to Gold that he was one of the strong opponents there and Bugsy himself would have been no match for him. During the tournament, Takeo managed to get to the final round where he faced off against Gold and Bugsy. Despite putting up a great fight, Gold ultimately defeats him.


Takeo's Charmeleon, Magmar, and Cyndaquil
Charmeleon, Magmar, and Cyndaquil
Takeo signed up with a Charmeleon, Magmar, and Cyndaquil for the basketball tournament. They worked together throughout the match in order to help Takeo score points.

None of their moves are known.

Debut Let's Aim For The Goal
Takeo's Voltorb
Voltorb (×2)
Two Voltorb were also signed up with Takeo. Using Double Team, they distracted Gold and Bugsy from the real basketball by pretending to be other balls but were foiled by Bugsy's Metapod and Kakuna's String Shot.

Voltorb's only known move is Double Team.

Debut Let's Aim For The Goal


  • Between Generations II and IV, one Firebreather got a name change from "Dick" to "Richard," likely due to the secondary meaning of the name Dick, itself a diminutive of the name Richard.
    • A sprite color change in Pokémon Gold and Silver occurs after Dick loses a battle against the player, from red to gray.
  • Firebreathers Dick and Ned are the only Trainers from Pokémon Gold and Silver to not appear in Pokémon Crystal.

In other languages

Language Title
Finland Flag.png Finnish Tulennielijä
France Flag.png French Crache-Feu
Germany Flag.png German Feuerspucker
Italy Flag.png Italian Mangiafuoco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 불놀이꾼 Bulnol'i Kkun
Spain Flag.png Spanish Comefuego

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Kanto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*Bug CatcherBurglarCamper*ChampionGSCFRLGHGSSPE
ChannelerElite FourGSCFRLGHGSSPEEngineerFishermanGamer*GentlemanGym Leader*GSCFRLGHGSSPE
HikerJugglerLassPicnicker*Poké Maniac*Pokémon Trainer*GSCPEPsychicRivalFRLGRockerRoughneck*
SailorScientistSuper NerdSwimmerTamerTeam Rocket Boss*FRLGHGSSPETeam Rocket Grunt*Youngster
BoarderHGSSDouble TeamHGSSFirebreatherGSCHGSSGuitaristGSCHGSSMediumGSCHGSS
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
Coach TrainerPEKarate MasterPEPunk GuyPETeam RocketPETeam Rocket AdminPE
Master TrainersPE
Unused Trainer class:
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

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