Musician (Trainer class)

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ミュージシャン Musician
VS model from
Generation VIII
Other names
Introduced in Generation V
Appears in Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
Sword and Shield
Gender Male
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TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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Manga debut Unraveling Mysteries (Adventures)

A Musician (Japanese: ミュージシャン Musician) is a type of Pokémon Trainer introduced in Generation V. In Unova, they are depicted as young men with long hair and glasses playing an acoustic guitar and resemble Generation IV's Guitarists. In Galar, they are depicted as young men with short hair and sunglasses holding a microphone.

In Generation V, most Pokémon used by Musicians are related to sound and music. In Generation VIII, they specialize in Electric-type Pokémon.

In Double Battles, a Musician paired with a female Dancer are called a Music Crew.


Spr BW Musician.png Spr B2W2 Musician.png VSMusician.png
Sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
VS model from
Generation VIII
Musician OD.png Y-Comm Profile Musician.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation V
Y-Comm profile image from
Generation VIII

Trainer list

Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon Sword and Shield

See also: List of Battle Tower Trainers (Galar)/Musician

In the manga

A Musician in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Black & White chapter

A Musician appeared with his Eelektrik in Unraveling Mysteries.

Another Musician appeared in With a Little Help From My Friends. He was based on the Musician who plays the guitar in Café Sonata and teaches Meloetta Relic Song in the games. He was impressed by Bianca's flute performances that White recorded and sent to him, and invited the two to Café Sonata. By the time White and Bianca arrived, he was being attacked by a wild Vullaby, and his hand was broken as a result of the attack, which left him unable to play the guitar.

Sword & Shield chapter

A Musician was briefly shown at Hammerlocke in PASS17.

In PASS18, a Musician who was Eric (Japanese: トシユキ Toshiyuki) from Macro Cosmos's in disguise was sent with his cohorts to Route 9 Tunnel to dispose of a wild Dracovish that suddenly Dynamaxed. The Dracovish was saved by Marvin, who used his Sniffler to stun everyone long enough for him to catch Dracovish and escape. Afterward, Eric and the others reported their failure to Oleana and were ordered to stand by in Wyndon.


Musician's Eelektrik
Eelektrik was briefly seen with its Trainer in Nimbasa City.

None of Eelektrik's moves are known.

Debut Unraveling Mysteries
Eric's Steelix
Steelix is Eric's only known Pokémon. While he was disguised as a Musician, it was used to attack a wild Dracovish that suddenly Dynamaxed at Route 9 Tunnel. It was stunned by Marvin's Sniffler, who used its tears to create makeshift tear gas water balloons.

None of Steelix's moves are known.

Debut PASS18


  • In Pokémon Black and White, a Musician's overworld sprite won't turn to face the player if he's talked to from the side or behind.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 音樂家 Yāmngohkgā
Mandarin 音樂家 / 音乐家 Yīnyuèjiā
France Flag.png European French Musicien
Germany Flag.png German Musiker
Italy Flag.png Italian Musicista
South Korea Flag.png Korean 뮤지션 Musician
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Cantautor

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ClerkCyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGuitaristB2W2Harlequin
Nursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN TrainerPoliceman
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