Kindler (Trainer class)

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キャンプファイヤー Campfire
ORAS Kindler.png
Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Gender Male
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A Kindler (Japanese: キャンプファイヤー Campfire) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation III games. They are depicted as men in aprons carrying a pair of flaming torches or bundles of wood. They only appear in the Generation III Hoenn-based games and their remakes.

They specialize in Fire-type Pokémon, which are seemingly used to start fires. Quite often, a member of the Slugma or Numel evolutionary family is used. One Kindler uses a Wingull, which he possibly uses to put out fires.


Sprites and models

Spr RS Kindler.png VSKindler.png
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Guitarist RSE OD.png Kindler ORAS OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld model from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Trainer list

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

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

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In the manga

Blaise as a Kindler in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Emerald arc

In Facing Gulpin Is Hard to Swallow, a virtual Kindler using a Numel is seen at the Battle Tower.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc

In Beedrill Prepares, it was revealed that after the defeat of Team Magma, ex-Magma Admin Blaise became a Kindler.


Kindler's Numel
Numel was used by a virtual Kindler at the Battle Tower.

None of Numel's moves are known.

Debut Facing Gulpin Is Hard to Swallow

In the TCG

Full Art print of Kindler
Main article: Kindler (Brilliant Stars 143)

Kindler was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sword & Shield Series (the Japanese Sword & Shield Era). It was first released in the Japanese Star Birth expansion and the English Brilliant Stars expansion, with artwork by Hitoshi Ariga. It was also released as a Full Art card and Secret card in the same Japanese and English expansions, with artwork by the same artist. It allows the player to discard a Fire Energy card, then look at the top seven cards of their deck and put up to two of them into their hand.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 營火專家 Yìhngfó Jyūngā *
Mandarin 營火專家 Yínghuǒ Zhuānjiā *
生營火者 Shēngyínghuǒ-zhě *
升营火者 Shēngyínghuǒ-zhě *
France Flag.png French Saltimbanque
Germany Flag.png German Hitzkopf
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Pencinta Api Unggun
Italy Flag.png Italian Brandifuoco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 캠프파이어 Campfire
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Ateador de Fogo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Fogonero (III)
Prendefuegos (VI)

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Hoenn Ace Trainer*Aqua AdminSEASAqua LeaderSEASAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack Belt
Bug CatcherBug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDragon TamerElite FourExpertFisherman
GentlemanGuitaristHex ManiacHikerInterviewers*KindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREOR
Magma LeaderREORNinja BoyOld CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPoké Fan*Poké Maniac*Pokémon Breeder*
Pokémon Ranger*Pokémon Trainer*PsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchoolkid*Sis & Bro*Swimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTeammates*TriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Ace DuoORASBrains & BrawnORASBackpackerORASDelinquentORASFairy Tale GirlORASFare PrinceORAS
Free DiverORASLeadersORASLorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORAS
Scuba DiverORASSecret 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 GirlGarçonGardenerMadameMaidMonsieurOwnerPreschooler
Punk GirlPunk GuyRising StarRoller SkaterSchoolboySchoolgirlScientistTouristVeteranWaitressWorker

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