Master Trainer

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A Master Trainer (Japanese: マスタートレーナー Master Trainer) is a type of Pokémon Trainer in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. They are 153 Trainers who each specialize in a different species of Pokémon from Generation I, plus Meltan and Melmetal. They can be encountered in various locations around Kanto after becoming Champion. Master Trainers wear red clothing and have the icon of their favorite Pokémon in a bubble above their heads. Their Pokémon are high leveled and tend to have a lot of AVs and maximum IVs in certain stats.

Battles with Master Trainers are similar to battles in facilities such as the Battle Frontier or Battle Tree. When the player battles a Master Trainer, they can only use one Pokémon of the same species as the Master Trainer's favorite and neither trainer can use items in battle. To begin the battle, the Pokémon of that species must be in the first (top-left) position of the party. Upon defeating one, their title can be used by the player in Link Battles. The player's title will be automatically be set to the last earned, and can be changed by talking to a woman in the Game Freak office in Celadon Condominiums. While the Master Trainers do not use Alolan Pokémon or Mega Evolution, the player is permitted to use them when challenging their respective Master Trainers. The player's party will be fully restored before and after each battle against a Master Trainer. If the player wins, the Master Trainer can be re-battled the following day; if the player loses, they can speak to the Master Trainer for an immediate rematch. The player can run from a Master Trainer at any time, counting as a forfeit. Master Trainers do not give out prize money when defeated, nor do players black out and pay out money if they lose.

The Master Trainers for Legendary Pokémon, Mythical Pokémon, and Ditto do not battle the player. Instead, they grant the player their title upon showing them a Pokémon of their respective specialty with a high enough CP. All these trainers have the appearance of a Master Trainer Scientist.

Defeating at least six Master Trainers allows the player to battle Red outside the Pokémon League at Indigo Plateau, who will grant the player the title of Battle Master (Japanese: バトルマスター Battle Master) after being defeated. Earning every Master Trainer title, except for those of Mythical Pokémon, earns the player the title of Grand Master (Japanese: グランドマスター Grand Master).


VSAce Trainer M Master PE.png VSBeauty 2 Master PE.png VSBird Keeper Master PE.png VSBlack Belt Master PE.png VSBug Catcher Master PE.png
Ace Trainer VS model as a Master Trainer Beauty VS model as a Master Trainer Bird Keeper VS model as a Master Trainer Black Belt VS model as a Master Trainer Bug Catcher VS model as a Master Trainer
VSHiker Master PE.png VSLass Master PE.png VSPsychic Master PE.png VSScientist Master PE.png VSYoungster Master PE.png
Hiker VS model as a Master Trainer Lass VS model as a
Master Trainer
Psychic VS model as a Master Trainer Scientist VS model as a Master Trainer Youngster VS model as a Master Trainer

Trainer list


Trainer Location Pokémon Level Moves
Lass Rena Route 4 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Lv. 65 Sludge Bomb Take Down Growth -
Lass Katrina Route 14 Ivysaur Ivysaur Lv. 70 Sludge Bomb Double-Edge Growth -
Lass Sal Route 23 Venusaur Venusaur Lv. 75 Sludge Bomb Outrage Growth -
Ace Trainer Tim Celadon Condominiums Charmander Charmander Lv. 65 Slash Seismic Toss Smokescreen -
Ace Trainer Christopher Route 10 Charmeleon Charmeleon Lv. 70 Outrage Dig Smokescreen -
Ace Trainer Edmund Route 23 Charizard Charizard Lv. 75 Dragon Pulse Thunder Punch Protect -
Beauty Suzy Route 12 Squirtle Squirtle Lv. 65 Headbutt Bite Withdraw -
Beauty Prita Route 20 Wartortle Wartortle Lv. 70 Headbutt Rock Slide Skull Bash -
Beauty Tessa Route 20 Blastoise Blastoise Lv. 80 Fake Out Rock Slide Dark Pulse Substitute
Bug Catcher Jake Route 18 Caterpie Caterpie Lv. 65 Tackle String Shot - -
Bug Catcher Bryson Route 11 Metapod Metapod Lv. 65 Tackle String Shot Harden -
Bug Catcher Bobby Route 2 Butterfree Butterfree Lv. 75 Quiver Dance Sleep Powder Air Slash -
Bug Catcher Scott Viridian Forest Weedle Weedle Lv. 65 Poison Sting String Shot - -
Bug Catcher Kenny Route 13 Kakuna Kakuna Lv. 65 Poison Sting String Shot Harden -
Bug Catcher Terry Route 8 Beedrill Beedrill Lv. 75 Outrage Drill Run Agility -
Bird Keeper Louey Route 2 Pidgey Pidgey Lv. 65 Fly Toxic Protect Roost
Bird Keeper Howie Route 16 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto Lv. 70 Air Slash Headbutt Agility -
Bird Keeper Wyatt Route 12 Pidgeot Pidgeot Lv. 75 Sky Attack Hyper Beam Reflect Roost
Youngster Bret Route 10 Rattata Rattata Lv. 65 Bite Headbutt Thunder Wave -
Youngster Denis Cerulean City Raticate Raticate Lv. 75 Double-Edge Facade Blizzard -
Bird Keeper Ralph Pewter City Spearow Spearow Lv. 70 Fury Attack Focus Energy - -
Bird Keeper Theo Route 18 Fearow Fearow Lv. 80 Sky Attack Focus Energy Drill Run -
Scientist Herbert Route 4 Ekans Ekans Lv. 70 Glare Bite Rock Slide -
Scientist Adam Team Rocket Hideout Arbok Arbok Lv. 75 Glare Facade Wrap Sucker Punch
Lass Ikue Viridian Forest Pikachu Pikachu Lv. 75 Slam Toxic Substitute Reflect
Lass Charlotte Pokémon Tower Raichu Raichu Lv. 75 Headbutt Double Team Hyper Beam -
Hiker Paul Route 11 Sandshrew Sandshrew Lv. 70 Poison Jab Seismic Toss Sand Attack -
Hiker Benjamin Route 7 Sandslash Sandslash Lv. 75 Drill Run Swords Dance Substitute -
Ace Trainer Ronnie Route 3 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀ Lv. 65 Super Fang Thunderbolt Ice Beam -
Ace Trainer Fred Underground Path (Rt. 7-8) Nidorina Nidorina Lv. 70 Super Fang Thunder Blizzard -
Ace Trainer Percy Route 23 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Lv. 75 Super Fang Blizzard Surf -
Ace Trainer Alvin Route 4 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ Lv. 70 Iron Tail Headbutt - -
Ace Trainer Dave Underground Path (Rt. 7-8) Nidorino Nidorino Lv. 75 Iron Tail Dig - -
Ace Trainer Carlton Route 23 Nidoking Nidoking Lv. 80 Horn Drill Drill Run Ice Punch -
Lass Chel Saffron City Clefairy Clefairy Lv. 70 Sing Metronome - -
Lass Alexandra Mt. Moon Clefable Clefable Lv. 80 Iron Tail Moonblast Minimize -
Ace Trainer Finn Route 6 Vulpix Vulpix Lv. 70 Toxic Fire Spin Confuse Ray -
Ace Trainer Arnold Route 9 Ninetales Ninetales Lv. 75 Hypnosis Calm Mind Dark Pulse Dream Eater
Lass Marge Pewter City Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Lv. 70 Sing Body Slam Disable -
Lass Yumi Silph Co. Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Lv. 75 Sing Tri Attack Disable -
Scientist West Rock Tunnel Zubat Zubat Lv. 70 Air Slash Confuse Ray - -
Scientist Keaton Victory Road Golbat Golbat Lv. 75 Fly Confuse Ray Roost -
Lass Amy Viridian City Oddish Oddish Lv. 65 Sludge Bomb - - -
Lass Emma Pewter City Gloom Gloom Lv. 70 Sludge Bomb - - -
Lass Satoko Route 14 Vileplume Vileplume Lv. 75 Substitute Reflect Hyper Beam -
Bug Catcher Evan Mt. Moon Paras Paras Lv. 70 X-Scissor Sludge Bomb - -
Bug Catcher Hans Route 2 Parasect Parasect Lv. 75 Leech Life Sludge Bomb - -
Bug Catcher Olly Route 24 Venonat Venonat Lv. 70 Disable Sleep Powder Psybeam -
Bug Catcher Lajos Route 15 Venomoth Venomoth Lv. 75 Quiver Dance Sleep Powder Psychic -
Hiker Colin Diglett's Cave Diglett Diglett Lv. 70 Sucker Punch Dig - -
Hiker Dexter Diglett's Cave Dugtrio Dugtrio Lv. 75 Sand Attack Substitute Fissure Slash
Youngster Ken Viridian City Meowth Meowth Lv. 70 Nasty Plot Thunderbolt Dark Pulse -
Youngster Shawn Team Rocket Hideout Persian Persian Lv. 75 Hypnosis Dream Eater Nasty Plot Hyper Beam
Beauty Nicole Route 21 Psyduck Psyduck Lv. 70 Amnesia Psychic Rest -
Beauty Camille Route 4 Golduck Golduck Lv. 75 Yawn Calm Mind Psychic -
Black Belt Tadashi Route 5 Mankey Mankey Lv. 70 Focus Energy Karate Chop Fury Swipes -
Black Belt Kano Route 11 Primeape Primeape Lv. 75 Counter Taunt Brick Break -
Ace Trainer Austin Route 7 Growlithe Growlithe Lv. 70 Dig Toxic Reflect -
Ace Trainer Satch Celadon City Arcanine Arcanine Lv. 75 Facade Hyper Beam Double-Edge Reflect
Lass Vicky Route 12 Poliwag Poliwag Lv. 65 Hypnosis Headbutt Hydro Pump -
Lass Kimberly Cerulean City Poliwhirl Poliwhirl Lv. 70 Substitute Scald Psychic -
Black Belt Yuen Cerulean City Poliwrath Poliwrath Lv. 75 Brick Break Bulk Up Psychic -
Psychic Angelo Viridian City Abra Abra Lv. 70 Calm Mind Shadow Ball Thunder Wave -
Psychic Jaime Saffron City Kadabra Kadabra Lv. 75 Iron Tail Thunder Punch Facade -
Psychic Frasier Route 10 Alakazam Alakazam Lv. 80 Disable Recover Calm Mind Tri Attack
Black Belt Masahiro Silph Co. Machop Machop Lv. 65 Thunder Punch Poison Jab Bulk Up -
Black Belt Ryuji Fuchsia City Machoke Machoke Lv. 70 Poison Jab Fire Punch Bulk Up -
Black Belt Randy Vermilion City Machamp Machamp Lv. 75 Brick Break Headbutt Bulk Up -
Lass Hana Viridian City Bellsprout Bellsprout Lv. 65 Poison Jab Sludge Bomb Growth -
Lass Emily Pokémon Tower Weepinbell Weepinbell Lv. 70 Poison Jab Sludge Bomb Growth -
Lass Dianne Celadon City Victreebel Victreebel Lv. 75 Poison Jab Sucker Punch Swords Dance -
Scientist Francis Route 20 Tentacool Tentacool Lv. 75 Barrier Headbutt Hydro Pump -
Scientist Melvin Route 20 Tentacruel Tentacruel Lv. 80 Wrap Screech Barrier Headbutt
Hiker Irwin Rock Tunnel Geodude Geodude Lv. 65 Bide Brick Break - -
Hiker Dillan Victory Road Graveler Graveler Lv. 70 Fire Blast Sand Attack Defense Curl -
Hiker Valentino Pewter Museum of Science Golem Golem Lv. 75 Dig Fire Punch Defense Curl Protect
Ace Trainer Garret Saffron City Ponyta Ponyta Lv. 70 Reflect Toxic Fire Spin Rest
Ace Trainer Raymond Saffron City Rapidash Rapidash Lv. 75 Hypnosis Horn Drill Drill Run -
Beauty Jill Route 21 Slowpoke Slowpoke Lv. 70 Thunder Wave Earthquake Facade -
Beauty Haruka Route 21 Slowbro Slowbro Lv. 75 Disable Calm Mind Yawn Shadow Ball
Scientist Murray Underground Path (Rt. 5-6) Magnemite Magnemite Lv. 70 Flash Cannon Supersonic - -
Scientist Julian Underground Path (Rt. 5-6) Magneton Magneton Lv. 75 Thunder Hyper Beam - -
Bird Keeper Moe Vermilion City Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Lv. 70 Swords Dance Fly Feint -
Bird Keeper Barney Cerulean City Doduo Doduo Lv. 70 Swords Dance Jump Kick - -
Bird Keeper Seymour Route 15 Dodrio Dodrio Lv. 75 Agility Headbutt - -
Beauty Aina Seafoam Islands Seel Seel Lv. 70 Double-Edge Encore - -
Beauty Lois Seafoam Islands Dewgong Dewgong Lv. 75 Horn Drill Toxic Rest Protect
Scientist Cory Celadon City Grimer Grimer Lv. 70 Minimize Fire Punch Protect -
Scientist Gordon Pokémon Mansion Muk Muk Lv. 75 Haze Rock Slide Thunder Punch -
Beauty Shelly Route 19 Shellder Shellder Lv. 70 Shell Smash Ice Shard Headbutt -
Beauty Rose Route 20 Cloyster Cloyster Lv. 75 Barrier Toxic Protect Rest
Psychic Arin Lavender Town Gastly Gastly Lv. 70 Shadow Ball - - -
Psychic Danny Lavender Town Haunter Haunter Lv. 75 Shadow Ball - - -
Psychic Ross Lavender Town Gengar Gengar Lv. 80 Hypnosis Dream Eater Thunderbolt -
Hiker Jim Underground Path (Rt. 7-8) Onix Onix Lv. 70 Wrap Toxic Harden Protect
Psychic Anton Viridian City Drowzee Drowzee Lv. 70 Thunder Wave Headbutt Meditate -
Psychic Vlad Pokémon Tower Hypno Hypno Lv. 75 Hypnosis Nasty Plot Shadow Ball -
Ace Trainer Carl Vermilion City Krabby Krabby Lv. 70 Superpower X-Scissor - -
Ace Trainer Leopold Silph Co. Kingler Kingler Lv. 75 Agility Stomp Scald Guillotine
Scientist Humphrey Power Plant Voltorb Voltorb Lv. 70 Light Screen Swift - -
Scientist Elton Route 17 Electrode Electrode Lv. 75 Screech Headbutt Light Screen -
Lass Summer Route 24 Exeggcute Exeggcute Lv. 70 Sludge Bomb Facade - -
Lass Cindy Cinnabar Island Exeggutor Exeggutor Lv. 75 Hypnosis Solar Beam Hyper Beam -
Hiker Richter Route 8 Cubone Cubone Lv. 70 Bonemerang Growl - -
Hiker Julius Lavender Town Marowak Marowak Lv. 75 Swords Dance Double-Edge Fire Punch -
Black Belt Cheng Fighting Dojo Hitmonlee Hitmonlee Lv. 75 High Jump Kick Feint - -
Black Belt Wong Fighting Dojo Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Lv. 75 Bulk Up Thunder Punch Ice Punch Fire Punch
Youngster Cid Route 16 Lickitung Lickitung Lv. 70 Fire Blast Blizzard Thunder Disable
Scientist Albert Route 17 Koffing Koffing Lv. 70 Shadow Ball Will-O-Wisp Protect -
Scientist Donnie Team Rocket Hideout Weezing Weezing Lv. 75 Flamethrower Thunderbolt Taunt -
Hiker Farkas Route 17 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Lv. 70 Dragon Pulse Fire Blast - -
Hiker Eugine Team Rocket Hideout Rhydon Rhydon Lv. 75 Earthquake Horn Drill - -
Lass Mizuki Fuchsia City Chansey Chansey Lv. 75 Seismic Toss Soft-Boiled Light Screen Reflect
Lass Harleen Route 15 Tangela Tangela Lv. 75 Bind Hyper Beam Toxic Protect
Ace Trainer Mac Fuchsia City Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Lv. 75 Rage Headbutt - -
Beauty Beverly Route 19 Horsea Horsea Lv. 70 Scald Protect - -
Beauty Lucy Route 12 Seadra Seadra Lv. 75 Smokescreen Hyper Beam Substitute -
Beauty Evette Route 12 Goldeen Goldeen Lv. 70 Agility Headbutt Poison Jab -
Beauty Arianna Route 13 Seaking Seaking Lv. 75 Skull Bash Scald Protect -
Beauty Jo Route 19 Staryu Staryu Lv. 70 Tri Attack Swift Light Screen -
Psychic Harrison Route 25 Starmie Starmie Lv. 75 Minimize Psywave Light Screen -
Psychic Rui Celadon Condominiums Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Lv. 70 Calm Mind Barrier Dazzling Gleam -
Bug Catcher Louie Route 15 Scyther Scyther Lv. 75 Swords Dance Slash Roost -
Psychic Avery Cerulean City Jynx Jynx Lv. 75 Calm Mind Lovely Kiss Dream Eater Seismic Toss
Scientist Levi Route 10 Electabuzz Electabuzz Lv. 75 Reflect Fire Punch Psychic -
Ace Trainer Jace Pokémon Mansion Magmar Magmar Lv. 75 Toxic Confuse Ray Psychic Fire Spin
Bug Catcher Ryouta Route 18 Pinsir Pinsir Lv. 75 Rock Slide X-Scissor Guillotine -
Ace Trainer Jaxson Fuchsia City Tauros Tauros Lv. 75 Double-Edge Rage - -
Youngster Easton Route 4 Magikarp Magikarp Lv. 65 Tackle Splash - -
Ace Trainer Dominic Celadon City Gyarados Gyarados Lv. 75 Earthquake Thunderbolt - -
Lass Hazel Pokémon Tower Lapras Lapras Lv. 75 Solar Beam Thunderbolt Confuse Ray -
Lass Aoi Route 17 Eevee Eevee Lv. 75 Reflect Double-Edge - -
Lass Yue Celadon Department Store Vaporeon Vaporeon Lv. 75 Shadow Ball Toxic Rest -
Scientist Alphonse Celadon Department Store Jolteon Jolteon Lv. 75 Light Screen Yawn Shadow Ball -
Ace Trainer Dax Celadon Department Store Flareon Flareon Lv. 75 Flare Blitz Superpower Fire Spin -
Scientist Jordan Rocket Game Corner Porygon Porygon Lv. 70 Iron Tail Conversion Shadow Ball Thunderbolt
Hiker Colson Mt. Moon Omanyte Omanyte Lv. 70 Scald Blizzard - -
Hiker Lionel Cinnabar Lab Omastar Omastar Lv. 75 Shell Smash Waterfall Rock Slide Bite
Hiker Barnaby Mt. Moon Kabuto Kabuto Lv. 70 Reflect Sand Attack Substitute Leech Life
Hiker Kenji Pewter City Kabutops Kabutops Lv. 75 Mega Drain Brick Break Feint -
Hiker Hisato Pewter Museum of Science Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Lv. 75 Roost Fly Toxic Iron Tail
Ace Trainer Jay Route 16 Snorlax Snorlax Lv. 75 Reflect Facade Rest -
Ace Trainer Jirard Route 23 Dratini Dratini Lv. 65 Dragon Pulse Ice Beam Agility -
Ace Trainer Arjun Seafoam Islands Dragonair Dragonair Lv. 70 Dragon Pulse Blizzard Thunder Wave Light Screen
Ace Trainer Grayson Cerulean City Dragonite Dragonite Lv. 75 Outrage Ice Beam Aqua Jet Reflect

Other Trainers

Location Pokémon CP
Pokémon Mansion Ditto Ditto 4,000+
Seafoam Islands Articuno Articuno 7,500+
Power Plant Zapdos Zapdos 7,500+
Victory Road Moltres Moltres 7,500+
Pokémon Mansion Mewtwo Mewtwo 9,000+
Pokémon Mansion Mew Mew 8,000+
Pokémon Mansion Meltan Meltan 4,000+
Pokémon Mansion Melmetal Melmetal 8,000+



In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 大師訓練家 Daaihsī Fanlihngā
Mandarin 大師訓練家 / 大师训练家 Dàshī Xùnliànjiā
France Flag.png French Expert
Germany Flag.png German Meistertrainer
Italy Flag.png Italian Esperto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 마스터 트레이너 Master Trainer
Portugal Flag.png European Portuguese Treinador Master
Russia Flag.png Russian Мастер-Тренер Master-Trener
Spain Flag.png Spanish Entrenador Maestro

<Pokémon> Master

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese <Pokémon>マスター <Pokémon> Master
Chinese Cantonese <Pokémon>大師 <Pokémon> Daaihsī
Mandarin <Pokémon>大師 / <Pokémon>大师 <Pokémon> Dàshī
France Flag.png French Expert <Pokémon> ()
Experte <Pokémon> ()
Germany Flag.png German <Pokémon>-Meister ()
<Pokémon>-Meisterin ()
Italy Flag.png Italian Esperto <Pokémon> ()
Esperta <Pokémon> ()
South Korea Flag.png Korean <Pokémon>마스터 <Pokémon> Master
Spain Flag.png Spanish Maestro <Pokémon> ()
Maestra <Pokémon> ()

Battle Master

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 對戰大師 Deuijin Daaihsī
Mandarin 對戰大師 / 对战大师 Duìzhàn Dàshī
France Flag.png French Expert en Combat ()
Experte en Combat ()
Germany Flag.png German Meisterkämpfer ()
Meisterkämpferin ()
Italy Flag.png Italian Esperto lotta ()
Esperta lotta ()
South Korea Flag.png Korean 배틀마스터 Battle Master
Spain Flag.png Spanish Maestro del Combate ()
Maestra del Combate ()

Grand Master

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 全能大師 Chyùhnnàhng Daaihsī
Mandarin 全能大師 / 全能大师 Quánnéng Dàshī
France Flag.png French Grand Expert ()
Grande Experte ()
Germany Flag.png German Großmeister ()
Großmeisterin ()
Italy Flag.png Italian Sommo esperto ()
Somma esperta ()
South Korea Flag.png Korean 그랜드마스터 Grand Master
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gran Maestro ()
Gran Maestra ()

See also

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:

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