Painter (Trainer class)

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えかき Painter
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Painter sprite from FireRed and LeafGreen
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in FireRed and LeafGreen
Gender Female only
Male Counterpart Artist
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A Painter (Japanese: えかき Painter) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation III games. They are depicted as girls wearing berets and carrying art supplies (specifically pencils and sketchbooks, despite their name). They are similar to the Artist class of later games.

They specialize in using the Painter Pokémon, Smeargle.



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Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
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Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen

Trainer list

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen


  • In French, the Painter and the Artist are both called "Peintres."

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Peintre
Germany Flag.png German Malerin
Italy Flag.png Italian Pittrice
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pintora

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