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Students of the Summer Academy in the anime

A Pokémon academy is a school where students and Trainers can learn more about Pokémon. Most beginning Trainers visit at least one of them, and common Trainers who study extensively at these locations are Lasses, Schoolkids, and Scientists.

In the games

Pokémon academies are commonly found, quite conveniently, in a town or city very near to the player's hometown. They are often referred to as a Trainers' School (Japanese: トレーナーズスクール Trainers' School).

In the spin-off games

Another of Earl's academies is seen in Pokémon Stadium 2, in this case Earl's Pokémon Academy in White City.

The Prestige Precept Center in Phenac City, Orre, contains a classroom.

In Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, the Ranger School is where the player starts the game. It is located in the Almia region, and connected to Vientown. Some characters from Pokémon Ranger graduated from there. Students of the school are given Capture Stylers that have limited capabilities, and there are some Pokémon roaming the grounds, and some in the main building.

Appearance

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In the anime

A Pokémon academy in the anime

Trainers' Schools and academies

An elite Kanto-based school, Pokémon Tech, appeared in The School of Hard Knocks. Students are required to complete rigorous examinations and computer-simulated Pokémon battles, and after graduation, they could compete in the Indigo League.

In The Purr-fect Hero, Ash and his friends sent out their Pokémon to help a Kanto school celebrate Kids Day.

In A Bout with Sprout, Earl's Pokémon Academy was shown to have a campus in Violet City.

Roxanne taught at Rustboro City's Pokémon Trainers' School in Gonna Rule the School!.

Another Hoenn-based Trainers' School appeared in The Evolutionary War, located on Island A of the A-B-C Islands, in a Pokémon Center.

Dawn, Kenny, and Leona all attended the same Pokémon School somewhere in Sinnoh. Dawn reflected on her experiences in Hot Springing a Leak! and Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn!.

Snowpoint City's Trainers' School appeared in Classroom Training!. Candice, the local Gym Leader, teaches at the school for children to learn the basics of handling Pokémon until the age of 10. However, the school also runs a special, practical course for older people who have obtained Pokémon in the past but for some reason had interrupted their journey. It was also revealed that both Zoey and Candice had attended this school when they were younger. Mr. Honcho is the school's principal.

In Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future!, Iris was revealed to have attended the Opelucid Academy when she was younger. The school is led by Drayden and is one of the most famous schools of Pokémon knowledge in the Unova region. Martha is part of the school's staff.

The Aspertia Trainers' School appeared in There's a New Gym Leader in Town!, where it functions both as a Gym and a school. Cheren is the Aspertia Gym Leader and also works as a teacher. The goal of the school is to prepare children to become fully fledged Trainers. Having the Gym on site allows the school to further nurture the children after they have grown up. The school is shown to have many classrooms and corridors in between, as well as a library, where students can learn about Pokémon from regions outside of Unova using the numerous books and computers. The school also has a swimming pool, a kitchen with dining tables, and a room where announcements can be broadcast all around the grounds. Outdoor field projects are held to study wild Pokémon so that students can become familiar with and eventually catch their own Pokémon. The school also raises and keeps Pokémon in a Pokémon House, which allow students to interact with various Pokémon.

A Pokémon School is one of the central settings of the Sun & Moon series, where Ash is attending classes.

Summer camps

From Camping It Up! to One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!, Professor Rowan ran the week-long Pokémon Summer Academy on Mt. Coronet. Students participate in several activities to learn more about Pokémon.

Johanna teaches a traveling seminar for children, "My Very First Pokémon Coordinator Class", which focuses on the basics of being a Coordinator, and also includes lessons on how to catch a Pokémon and Pokémon breeding. In Teaching the Student Teacher!, Dawn, Ash, and Brock filled in for her session at the Valor Lakefront while she served as a judge in the Neighborly Town Pokémon Contest. Thomas is one of the children who attended the seminar. Johanna also teaches novice Coordinators at her house in Twinleaf Town. She has a battlefield in her backyard for instructing her students. Noelle is known to have trained under Johanna's guidance.

Ash and Serena attended Professor Oak's Pallet Town Summer Camp when they were younger, as mentioned in Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race!.

Professor Sycamore runs a week-long Pokémon Summer Camp, which Ash and his friends attended from Summer of Discovery! to Battling Into the Hall of Fame!.

Universities and colleges

The Pokémon Nurse School is a nursing institution intended for Chansey; it was featured in Ignorance is Blissey. Jessie also did her nurse's training there, though she failed to graduate as she was not able to perform some tasks.

Celadon University was only mentioned in the anime, specifically in Chikorita's Big Upset and Fossil Fools.

Specialist training institutions

Gyms may offer prospective Trainer's apprenticeships, such as Olivine Gym (which took on Janina) and Dewford Gym (which took on Shauna).

Lake Slowpoke's Slowpoke Temple appeared in Enlighten Up!. The religious school teaches students like Madeleine the principles of meditation and focus alongside their Pokémon.

Jujitsu schools also exist, such as Kanto's Pokémon Ninja School and Johto's Pokémon Jujitsu Academy, which appeared in From Cradle to Save and Ariados, Amigos, respectively.

Cal's Pokémon Training Center appeared in The Electrike Company!. The Sinnoh-based school specializes in teaching students how to handle Electric-type Pokémon. A student raises a Pokémon during the course, with the main aim being to teach the Pokémon to control its electricity so it could be used for power generation.

It was revealed in A Campus Reunion! that Clemont studied at an academy near Coumarine City, which specializes in Electric-type Pokémon.

In the manga

Earl's Pokémon academy in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Earl Dervish owns the Pokémon Academy in Violet City. It first appeared in the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter, when Professor Oak went to meet Crystal and give her a Pokédex. Crystal was a helper at the academy, which was in very poor shape and low on money. It is later revealed during the Emerald chapter that Emerald arrived at the academy on that same day, after the Trick Master sent him there. Emerald admired Crystal and decided to stay, not knowing that Oak hired Crystal to complete the Pokédex for him, and the next day she left the academy.

Emerald then spent a large part of his childhood in Earl's academy, and Earl even told Professor Oak about him. Not long after Crystal left, she started using the money she received for her work to completely renovate the academy, earning Emerald's respect.

Aspertia Trainers' School in Pokémon Adventures

The Aspertia Trainers' School first appeared in the Black 2 & White 2 chapter. It is a school recognized by the Pokémon Association and has over 151 students from across the Unova region, including Blake, Whitley, Hugh, Leo, Yuki, Yuko, and Maya. The school is much larger than in the games and even contains a dormitory for the students to stay in. Leo dorms with Hugh, who has a room despite being from Aspertia City himself, while Blake has a room all to himself. Cheren becomes a teacher at the school during the beginning of the eleventh chapter.

Striaton City Trainers' School in Pocket Monsters BW Good Partners

In the Pocket Monsters BW Good Partners manga

A Trainers' School in Striaton City appeared in BWGP03.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

In Demanding Tests at the Pokémon School!, Red went to a Pokémon Academy in Violet City where he battled a Sentret which evolved into Furret.

In other languages

Trainers' School

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 訓練家學校 Fanlihngā Hohkhaauh
Mandarin 訓練家學校 / 训练家学校 Xùnliànjiā Xuéxiào
France Flag.png French École de Dresseurs
Germany Flag.png German Trainerschule
Italy Flag.png Italian Scuola per Allenatori
South Korea Flag.png Korean 트레이너스쿨 Trainer School
Portugal Flag.png European Portuguese Escola de Treinadores
Spain Flag.png Spanish Escuela de Entrenadores
Thailand Flag.png Thai โรงเรียนเทรนเนอร์ School Trainer
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Trường đào tạo người huấn luyện
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Pokémon academy

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Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Escolinha Pokémon