Mystery Man (Trainer class)

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Mystery Man
Mystery Man
HeartGold SoulSilver Eusine.pngArdos.png
Art of Eusine and Ardos
Other names Mysticalman (Eusine, Crystal)
なぞのせいねん (Eusine)
Introduced in Generation II
Appears in Crystal
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Black 2 and White 2
Gender Male only
Female Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Eusine, Ardos
Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut {{{manga}}}

A Mystery Man (Japanese: Mystery Man or なぞのせいねん Mystery Man) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in Pokémon Crystal, though it was originally translated as Mysticalman in the English version of Pokémon Crystal. Two important non-player characters have had this class, both of which are, as the name implies, mysterious men. In Crystal Version, Eusine had the title of "Mysticalman", but it was changed to the later translation of "Mystery Man" in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. Ardos has this Trainer class in Pokémon XD during his cutscene battle with Zook, before his affiliation with Cipher is known. For his battles with the player, however, his true class of Cipher Admin is used.

Under this class, Ardos only reveals one member of his powerful team, his Alakazam. Eusine keeps a varied team, two thirds of which have some connection to mystical powers. He is searching for the Legendary Pokémon Suicune.

This Trainer class is also given to the character River, as portrayed by Fine Actor Terrence in parts two and three of The Giant Woman! Series.


Spr C Eusine.png Spr HGSS Eusine.png Spr B2W2 Ace Trainer M.png ArdosHeadshot.png
Eusine's sprite from
Eusine's sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
River's sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
Ardos's headshot from
XD: Gale of Darkness
PokéManiac II OD.png Eusine OD.png
Eusine's overworld sprite from Crystal Eusine's overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver

Trainer list

Pokémon Crystal

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

In the anime

Eusine in the anime

Eusine first appeared in For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!, searching for the Legendary Pokémon Suicune. He appeared again in The Legend of Thunder!, although the dub incorrectly referred to him as "Eugene" in this special.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Mec Mystère (Eusine)
Homme Myst. (Ardos)
Mystérieux (River)
Germany Flag.png German Mystiker (Eusine)
Mystikmann (Ardos)
Unbekannter (River)
Italy Flag.png Italian Fantallen. (Eusine)
Sig. Mistero (Ardos)
Uomo losco (River)
South Korea Flag.png Korean 수수께끼 청년 Susukkekki Cheongnyeon (Eusine)
수수께끼의 남자 Susukkekkiui Namja (River)
Spain Flag.png Spanish Místico (Eusine)
Enigmático (Ardos)
Desconocido (River)

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Johto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*BoarderBug CatcherBurglarCamper
ChampionExecutive*FirebreatherFisherman*GentlemanGuitaristHikerJugglerKimono GirlLass
LeaderMediumPicnickerPokéfanPoké Maniac*PKMN TrainerPoliceman*PsychicRivalSage
SailorSchool Kid*ScientistSkierSuper NerdSwimmerTeacherTeam Rocket Grunt*TwinsYoungster
Mystery ManCHGSS*
Double TeamHGSSElderHGSSPasserbyHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Battle Frontier only:HGSS

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollector
CowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdolJoggerLadyNinja Boy
Parasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN Ranger
RancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialite
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon

Orre Trainer classes
Area LeaderBodybuilderChaserCipher AdminCipher PeonCooltrainerFun Old ManHunterMt BtlMaster
Myth TrainerPregymleaderResearcherRiderRogueSim Trainer*SupertrainerTeam SnagemSnagem HeadWorker
Colosseum only:
AthleteBandana GuyCipherCipher HeadDeep KingFun Old LadyGlasses ManGuyLadyLady in Suit
Miror B.PeonMystery TroopRich BoyRoller BoyShady GuySt.PerformerTeacher
XD: Gale of Darkness only:
BeautyCasual DudeCasual GuyCipher CmdrCipher R&DCurmudgeonGrand MasterKaminko Aide
MatronMystery ManNavigatorNewscasterRobo GroudonSailorSpyThugWanderer

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