Old Couple (Trainer class)

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Old Couple
きんこんしき Golden Anniversary
ORAS Old Couple.png
Artwork from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Gender One male, one female
Counterpart Expert
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An Old Couple (Japanese: きんこんしき Golden Anniversary) is a unique Trainer class that first debuted in the Generation III games. It is depicted by a pair of male and female Experts.

Like Experts, the Old Couple specializes in Fighting-type Pokémon, which they use in Double Battles. There is only one Old Couple in each of the games they appear in.


Sprites and models

Spr RS Old Couple.png VSOld Couple.png
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
VS sprite from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Mr Briney RS OD.png Expert f RS OD.png Mr Briney OD.png Expert f RSE OD.png Expert M ORAS OD.pngExpert F ORAS OD.png
Overworld sprites from
Ruby and Sapphire
Overworld sprites from
Overworld models from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Trainer list

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire


  • The Japanese name of the Trainer class, "Golden Anniversary", is a term used for a couple's 50th wedding anniversary.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 金婚夫妻 Jīnhūn Fūqī
France Flag.png French Vieux Couple
Germany Flag.png German Altes Paar
Italy Flag.png Italian Coppiarzilla
South Korea Flag.png Korean 금혼식부부 Geumhonsik Bubu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pareja mayor

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Pokémon Ranger*Pokémon Trainer*PsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchoolkid*Sis & Bro*Swimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTeammates*TriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
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Free DiverORASLeadersORASLorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORAS
Scuba DiverORASSecret Base ExpertORASSecret Base TrainerORASSootopolitanORASStreet ThugORAS
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