Office Worker (Trainer class)

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Office Worker
ビジネスマン/OL Businessman/Office Lady
VSOffice Worker M SwSh.pngVSOffice Worker F SwSh.png
In-battle models from Generation VIII
Other names Clerk (Generation V)
Introduced in Generation V
Appears in Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon
Sword, Shield, Scarlet and Violet
Gender Both
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Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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Manga debut An Odd Speech (Adventures)

An Office Worker (Japanese: ビジネスマン Businessman and OL Office Lady) is a type of Trainer class introduced in Generation V as Clerks. They are based on Japanese salarymen and office ladies.

In Generation V, there are two versions of the male Clerk: one more prominent and common (aka the average employee), while the other is more rare, generally portrayed as the one in charge of the others. Female Clerks are denoted as Clerk ♀, while both male Clerks are Clerk ♂.

In Generation VII, female Office Workers share their appearance with Teachers, Actors, and Reporters.

A female Office Worker and a female Preschooler can team up to form a Dancing Family and challenge the player to a Double Battle. One male and one female Office Worker can also tag together to create a Double Battle Trainer class known as Colleagues.


Spr BW Clerk M A.pngSpr BW Clerk M B.png Spr B2W2 Clerk M.pngSpr B2W2 Clerk M B.png Spr BW Clerk F.png Spr B2W2 Clerk F.png
Clerk ♂ sprites from
Black and White
Clerk ♂ sprites from
Black 2 and White 2
Clerk ♀ sprite from
Black and White
Clerk ♀ sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
Clerk m OD.png Clerk f OD.png
Clerk ♂ overworld sprite from
Generation V
Clerk ♀ overworld sprite from
Generation V
Spr SM Office Worker M.pngSpr SM Office Worker F.png VSOffice Worker M SM.pngVSOffice Worker F SM.png
In-battle models from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
VS models from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Office Worker m SM OD.pngOffice Worker f SM OD.png
Overworld models from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
VSOffice Worker M SwSh.pngVSOffice Worker F SwSh.png Y-Comm Profile Office Worker M.png Y-Comm Profile Office Worker F.png
VS models from
Sword and Shield
Y-Comm profile images from
Generation VIII

Pokéstar Studios sprites

Spr 5b2 Monica.png
Monica's sprite from
The Giant Woman! series

Trainer list

Pokémon Black and White

See more:
List of Battle Subway Trainers/Clerk

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon Sun and Moon

See more:
List of Battle Royal Dome Trainers/Office Worker
List of Battle Tree Trainers/Office Worker

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Pokémon Sword and Shield

See more:
List of Battle Tower Trainers (Galar)/Office Worker

In the anime

Office Workers in Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

In Assistant, Office Workers are seen throughout the episode working in Rose Tower. A male and a female Office Worker, with the same designs as those in the games, were seen walking down the hallway during Oleana's morning announcement.


Office Worker's Whimsicott
Whimsicott was seen handing out some flyers.

None of Whimsicott's moves are known.

Debut Assistant
Office Worker's Mr. Mime
Mr. Mime
Mr. Mime was seen carrying some papers.

None of Mr. Mime's moves are known.

Debut Assistant

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

A female Clerk in Pokémon Adventures

Both male and female Clerks have appeared in Pokémon Adventures, although their roles are minor.

Black & White chapter

A male and a female Clerk appeared in An Odd Speech, listening to Ghetsis' speech.

A female Clerk briefly appeared in Nimbasa City in Unraveling Mysteries.

A male Clerk and his superior was seen in Drawing Bridges amongst the Trainers waiting to get to cross the Driftveil Drawbridge.

A female Clerk and a superior appeared in Dream a Little Dream as a Pokémon League participant.

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter

In Truth and the Mastermind Behind Team Skull, a female Clerk was seen running away in horror from the Ultra Beasts that showed up in Alola.

Sword & Shield chapter

In PASS18, a male Clerk who was a 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, they reported their failure to Oleana and were ordered to stand by in Wyndon.


Clerk's Joltik
Joltik was seen with its Trainer in Accumula Town, listening to Ghetsis' speech.

None of Joltik's moves are known.

Debut An Odd Speech
Clerk's Darumaka
Darumaka was seen with its Trainer in Accumula Town, listening to Ghetsis' speech.

None of Darumaka's moves are known.

Debut An Odd Speech
Clerk's Lampent
Lampent was briefly seen with its Trainer in Nimbasa City.

None of Lampent's moves are known.

Debut An Odd Speech
Clerk's Boldore
Boldore was briefly seen with its Trainer, a male Clerk, waiting for the Driftveil Drawbridge to lower.

None of Boldore's moves are known.

Debut Drawing Bridges

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 商務人士 Sēungmouh Yàhnsih ()
OL OL ()
Mandarin 商務人士 / 商务人士 Shāngwù Rénshì ()
OL OL ()
France Flag.png French Employé ()
Employée ()
Germany Flag.png German Angestellter ()
Angestellte ()
Italy Flag.png Italian Affarista ()
Donna in carriera ()(VIII)
Segretaria (, V, VII)
South Korea Flag.png Korean 비즈니스맨 Businessman ()
여사원 Yeosawon ()
Spain Flag.png Spanish Empresario ()
Oficinista (, V, VII)

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBeautyB2W2BikerBlack BeltBoss TrainerB2W2Champion
ClerkCyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGuitaristB2W2Harlequin
Nursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN TrainerPoliceman
PreschoolerPsychicRich BoyRoughneckSchool KidScientistSmasherSocialiteStrikerSubway Boss
SwimmerTeam PlasmaTeam Plasma GruntThe RichesBWTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
Pokéstar Studios only:B2W2
A-list ActorActorActressBig StarCelebrityChic ActressChild StarComedianFine Actor
Movie StarNew ActressStar ActorSuit ActorUnique StarVeteran Star
Pokémon World Tournament only:B2W2
Junior RepresentativeMaster RepresentativeSenior Representative
World ChampionWorld FinalistWorld Runner-up
Alola Ace DuoAce TrainerActorUSUMAether Branch ChiefAether FoundationAether Foundation Employee
Aether PresidentAthletic SiblingsBackpackerBeautyBellhopBlack BeltCaptainCollectorCookDancer
Eevee UserElite FourEspeon UserFirefighterFishermanFlareon UserGAME FREAKGentlemanGlaceon User
Golf BuddiesGolferHikerHoneymoonersIsland KahunaJanitorJolteon UserKarate FamilyLassLeafeon User
MadameOffice WorkerPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon TrainerPolice OfficerPreschooler
PrincipalPunk GirlPunk GuyPunk PairReporterUSUMRising StarRising Star DuoScientistSightseer
SwimmerSwimmersSwimmer GirlsSylveon UserTeacherTeam AquaUSUMTeam FlareUSUMTeam GalacticUSUM
Team MagmaUSUMTeam PlasmaUSUMTeam SkullTeam Skull AdminTeam Skull BossTeam Skull Grunt
Trial GuideTwinsUmbreon UserVaporeon UserVeteranVeteran DuoWorkerYoungsterYouth Athlete
Capoeira CoupleUSUMDancing FamilyUSUMKantonian GymUSUMMaster & ApprenticeUSUM
Sparring PartnersUSUMSurferUSUMTeam Rainbow RocketUSUMTeam Rainbow Rocket GruntUSUM
Tourist CoupleUSUMUltra Forest KartenvoyUSUltra Recon SquadUSUM
Battle Tree, Battle Royal Dome, and Battle Agency only:
Battle LegendPokémon Center LadyPro Wrestler
Galar ArtistBackpackerBeautyBlack BeltCabbieCafé MasterCameramanChampionColleaguesCookDancerDaring Couple
DoctorFisherGAME FREAK'sGym ChallengerGym LeaderGym TrainerGentlemanHikerInterviewersLassLeague Staff
Macro Cosmos'sMadameMedical TeamModelMusic CrewMusicianOffice WorkerPoké KidPokémon Breeder
Pokémon TrainerPolice OfficerPostmanRail StaffReporterSchoolboySchoolgirlSwimmerTeam Yell GruntWorkerYoungster
Expansion Pass only:
Dojo MasterDojo MatronMaster Dojo Student
Hisui AIBackpackerCabbieChampionCookDirectorDragon TamerElite FourGym Leader
Gym TrainerHikerInstructorMusicianOffice WorkerPoké ManiacPokémon Trainer
ScientistStudentTeam StarTeam Star GruntTop ChampionYoungster

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