Preschooler (Trainer class)

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えんじ Kindergartner
XY Preschooler M.pngXY Preschooler F.png
Art from X and Y
Other names
Introduced in Generation V
Appears in Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Gender Both
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Avery, Randall
Anime debut Here Comes the Trubbish Squad!
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut Special Delivery (Adventures)

A Preschooler (Japanese: えんじ Kindergartner) is a type of Trainer class introduced in Generation V. They are young children dressed in uniforms typical of Japanese kindergartens. They could be considered younger versions of the Schoolkid Trainer class. They are often found with at least one other Preschooler and near a Nursery Aide.

They usually use small Pokémon that are unevolved, and they tend to give out small sums of prize money when defeated.

A male Preschooler can team up with a Black Belt to form a Karate Family and challenge the player to a Double Battle. In Generation VII, Twins are depicted as two female Preschoolers teaming up in a Double Battle.


Spr BW Preschooler M.pngSpr BW Preschooler F.png Spr B2W2 Preschooler M.pngSpr B2W2 Preschooler F.png VSPreschooler M.pngVSPreschooler F.png VSPreschooler M SM.pngVSPreschooler F SM.png
Sprites from
Black and White
Sprites from
Black 2 and White 2
VS portraits from
Generation VI*
VS models from
Generation VII
Preschooler m OD.pngPreschooler f OD.png Preschooler m SM OD.pngPreschooler f SM OD.png
Overworld sprites from
Generation V
Overworld models from
Generation VII

Pokéstar Studios

Spr B2W2 Haunted Preschooler.png
Sprite as Haunted Kid from
the Ghost Eraser Series

Trainer list

Pokémon Black and White

See more: List of Battle Subway Trainers/Preschooler

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon X and Y

See more: List of Battle Maison Trainers/Preschooler

Pokémon Sun and Moon

See more:
List of Battle Royal Dome Trainers/Preschooler
List of Battle Tree Trainers/Preschooler

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

In the anime

A group of Kindergartners from the anime

In The Purr-fect Hero, Ash and his friends stop by at a school to entertain the Preschoolers who were excited about meeting Pokémon Trainers. One boy, Timmy, is ridiculed by his classmates because the only Pokémon he wants to meet is a Meowth. He later explains that a wild Meowth had saved him when he was attacked by a wild Beedrill once, and none of his classmates believed his story. Meanwhile, Jessie and James find out about the preschool and use it to their advantage in another scheme to steal Pikachu. Timmy believes that their Meowth was the Meowth that had saved him. However, their plans are foiled, and in the end, the real Meowth comes to the rescue, and Timmy's peers no longer doubt him.

In Here Comes the Trubbish Squad!, a group of Preschoolers befriend a Trubbish. Their kindergarten teacher, Daniela, is opposed to the idea of letting Trubbish stay at the school because of its smell, but the children want to keep it. In the end, the conflict is resolved when Trubbish saves everyone from potential danger, and Daniela finds that Trubbish will stop releasing bad odors when it becomes friendly towards a person.

In Kindergarten Chaos!, Ash and his friends go with Penelope to the kindergarten class she teaches and let the kids play with their Pokémon. One of Penelope's students, a young boy named Randall, is shy and too afraid to interact with anyone. Froakie wouldn't interact with the kids at first, but by the end of the episode, both Randall and Froakie overcome their issues and become great friends. Ash promises Randall that when Randall is old enough to become a Trainer, Ash will have a battle with him.

In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga

A Preschooler in Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder

A female Preschooler appeared in the first chapter of the series where Togari stole her Cottonee. Shin arrived with his Tepig and defeated Togari, as well as returning Cottonee to the Preschooler in the process.


Preschooler's Cottonee
Cottonee is the Preschooler's only known Pokémon. Togari came by to steal it but he was stopped by Shin and his Tepig. Shin then returned Cottonee to its rightful owner.

None of Cottonee's moves are known.

Debut Justice Trainer Shin Appears!

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A female Preschooler was one of the Trainers that received a Prop Case and tried on a Smiley-Face Mask on her Elgyem in Special Delivery.

In Unraveling Mysteries, a male Preschooler was seen marveling at a Patrat balloon that a Harlequin made.

In What Does Charmander Do When It Dozes?, a male Preschooler was briefly seen playing in the streets of Lumiose City with his Litleo.


  • Preschooler's base payout in Black and White and its sequels is PokémonDollar.png4, the lowest of all Trainers.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 幼稚園小朋友 Yaujihyùhn Síupàhngyáuh
Mandarin 幼稚園小朋友 / 幼儿园小朋友 Yòuzhìyuán Xiǎopéngyǒu
France Flag.png French Petit ()
Petite ()
Germany Flag.png German Vorschüler ()
Vorschülerin ()
Italy Flag.png Italian Bimbo ()
Bimba ()
South Korea Flag.png Korean 보육원아 Boyug-won-a
Spain Flag.png Spanish Preescolar

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