Guitarist (Trainer class)

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ギタリスト Guitarist
ORAS Guitarist.png
Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Other names
Introduced in Generation II
Appears in Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Black 2 and White 2
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Stadium 2
Gender Male
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Jeremy, Billy Jo, Jimmy
Anime debut Weekend Warrior
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut Clobbering Claydol(Adventures)

A Guitarist (Japanese: ギタリスト Guitarist) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in Generation II games. They appear as young, blond men or (in Generation V only) black haired women, playing guitars.

They specialize in Electric-type Pokémon, as they play electric guitars. They may also use Pokémon associated with sound waves, such as the Whismur evolutionary line in Generation III, and the ZubatDP/KricketotPt family in Generation IV. They may have some relation to the Rocker class introduced in Generation I, and the Musician class introduced in Generation V.


In the core series

Spr GS Guitarist.png Spr RS Guitarist.png Spr DP Guitarist.png Spr B2W2 Guitarist.png VSGuitarist.png
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
Generation IV
Sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Guitarist II OD.png Guitarist RSE OD.png Guitarist IV OD.png Bird Keeper Guitarist HGSS OD.png Guitarist OD.png Guitarist ORAS OD.png ORAS Guitarist Icon.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
Overworld model from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Icon on the PSS from
Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, and PGL

In other games

S2 Guitarist.pngS2 Guitarist alt.pngS2 Guitarist Defeated.png
Portraits from
Stadium 2

Trainer list

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

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

Pokémon Emerald

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

Special Trainers

Guitarist Lamont may randomly be recruited as an Apprentice at the Battle Tower. Here, players may customize his team and can eventually either team up with or battle against him.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

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

Pokémon Platinum

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

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In the anime

Guitarist Billy Jo in the anime

May battled Jeremy, who seems to be based on the Guitarist class, in Weekend Warrior. However, he owned a Venusaur and a Butterfree, which are not Electric-type like the Guitarists use in the games. However, Butterfree are capable of using sound waves in the games, possibly referencing the Trainer class.

In Rocking the Virbank Gym! Parts 1 and 2, a Guitarist named Billy Jo appeared as a member of Roxie's rock band "Koffing and the Toxics".

In Battling at Full Volume!, a Guitarist named Jimmy arrived at the camp of Ash and his friends with the intent of testing the strength of his Pikachu, Spike, against Ash's Pikachu. Unbeknownst to him, however, the Trainer he battled was Serena, who disguised herself as Ash to stand in for him after he had fallen ill.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Platinum chapter

A Guitarist appeared as a background character in Deprogramming Porygon-Z, where he was part of a group of people who entered the Battle Frontier after Palmer had his assistants open the gates.

A Guitarist briefly appears with his Voltorb at the Battle Frontier in Clobbering Claydol when Looker was searching for Platinum.

Black 2 & White 2 chapter

Guitarist Billy Jo appeared briefly at the Virbank Gym in New Sword Player.


Guitarist's Voltorb
Voltorb was seen with its trainer at the Battle Frontier.

None of Voltorb's moves are known.

Debut Clobbering Claydol


Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday: Pastoria City
Monday, Tuesday: Canalave City
Thursday, Friday: Sunyshore City
  • There is data in Pokémon Platinum for a battle with Guitarist Arturo with a level 7 Kricketot, but it is completely inaccessible.[1]
  • From Generation II to Generation V, the type of guitar used by Guitarists is based on the well-known guitars of Gibson.
  • Many Guitarists found in various Battle Frontiers are likely references to famous real-life guitarists, including Iggy (Pop), Jimmie (Jimi Hendrix), and Les (Claypool).

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 吉他手 Gāttāsáu *
結他手 Gittāsáu *
Mandarin 吉他手 Jítāshǒu *
吉他歌手 Jítā Gēshǒu *
France Flag.png French Guitariste
Germany Flag.png German Gitarrist ()
Gitarristin ()
Italy Flag.png Italian Chitarrista
South Korea Flag.png Korean 기타리스트 Guitarist
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Guitarrista
Spain Flag.png Spanish Guitarrista
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Nghệ sĩ Ghita


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*GSCPEPsychicRivalRocker
Roughneck*SailorScientistSuper NerdSwimmerTamerTeam Rocket Grunt*Youngster
BoarderHGSSDouble TeamHGSSFirebreatherGSCHGSSGuitaristGSCHGSSMediumGSCHGSSPokéfanGSCHGSS
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
Coach TrainerPEKarate MasterPEPunk GuyPETeam RocketPETeam Rocket AdminPE
Master TrainersPE
Beta Trainer class:
Johto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*BoarderBug CatcherBurglarCamper
ChampionExecutive*FirebreatherFisherman*GentlemanGuitaristHikerJugglerKimono GirlLass
LeaderMediumPicnickerPokéfanPoké Maniac*PKMN TrainerPoliceman*PsychicRivalSage
SailorSchool Kid*ScientistSkierSuper NerdSwimmerTeacherTeam Rocket Grunt*TwinsYoungster
Mystery ManCHGSS*
Double TeamHGSSElderHGSSPasserbyHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Battle Frontier only:HGSS

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollector
CowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdolJoggerLadyNinja Boy
Parasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN Ranger
RancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialite
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon

Hoenn Ace Trainer*Aqua AdminSEASAqua LeaderSEASAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack Belt
Bug CatcherBug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDragon TamerElite FourExpertFisherman
GentlemanGuitaristHex ManiacHikerInterviewersKindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREOR
Magma LeaderREORNinja BoyOld CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPoké FanPoké ManiacPokémon Ranger
Pokémon TrainerPokémon BreederPsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchoolkid*Sis & Bro*Swimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTeammates*TriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Ace DuoORASBrains & BrawnORASBackpackerORASDelinquentORASFairy Tale GirlORASFare PrinceORASFree DiverORAS
LeadersORASLorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORASScuba DiverORAS
Secret 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 GirlGarçonGardenerMadameMaidMonsieurOwnerPreschoolerPunk Girl
Punk 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 BreederPokémon RangerPokémon TrainerPolice Officer*PsychicRancherRanchers*
ReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidScientistSkierSwimmerTeam Galactic Boss*
Team Galactic Grunt*Tower TycoonTuberTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoung CoupleYoungster
Arcade StarPtCastle ValetPtFactory HeadPtHall MatronPtMaidPtGAME FREAK'sBDSP
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBeautyB2W2BikerBlack BeltBoss TrainerB2W2Champion
ClerkCyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGuitaristB2W2Harlequin
Nursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN TrainerPoliceman
PreschoolerPsychicRich BoyRoughneckSchool KidScientistSmasherSocialiteStrikerSubway Boss
SwimmerTeam PlasmaTeam Plasma GruntThe RichesBWTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
Pokéstar Studios only:B2W2
A-list ActorActorActressBig StarCelebrityChic ActressChild StarComedianFine Actor
Movie StarNew ActressStar ActorSuit ActorUnique StarVeteran Star
Pokémon World Tournament only:B2W2
Junior RepresentativeMaster RepresentativeSenior Representative
World ChampionWorld FinalistWorld Runner-up

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