A Hoopster (Japanese: バスケせんしゅ Basketball Player) is a type of Trainer class introduced in Generation V. They are men who play Basketball. In Black and White, they are only found in the Small Court in Nimbasa City. In Black 2 and White 2, they can also be found near the Village Bridge along with Smashers. Hoopsters wear basketball jerseys and shorts. Their battle sprites show them with a basketball colored like a Poké Ball.
Hoopsters use Pokémon of varied types.
These Trainers can only be battled on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
The Trainers at Small Court can only be battled on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
A Hoopster is one of the 32 qualified participants in the Unova Pokémon League. He first appears in Dream a Little Dream. In the following round, he is shown to be using a Ferrothorn as his challenge begins in the Victory Road.
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