Pokémon Watcher

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A Pokémon Watcher (Japanese: ポケモンウォッチャー Pokémon Watcher) is a person who studies Pokémon, observing them under the ownership of a Pokémon Trainer and in their natural habitat.


Pokémon Watchers are dedicated to the study of Pokémon, and travel the world to observe their characteristics, behaviours and abilities. They also search for new, undiscovered Pokémon. As a result, watchers have a broad knowledge about Pokémon and can evaluate a Pokémon's health based on its diet, skin condition and the effectiveness of their moves.

A Pokémon Watcher carries out field research for long periods of time and data gathering tasks. They also spend time writing research articles and reports that may be peer-reviewed by Pokémon Professors and later published.

A notebook, pen and binoculars are the main tools of the trade. Watchers can also raise Pokémon with abilities like good eyesight or hearing to assist in locating a certain Pokémon.

Pokémon Watchers, like some Pokémon researchers, are known to be eccentric due to their overwhelming fascination with Pokémon. The famous Pokémon Watcher Dr. Quackenpoker, for instance, devoted his entire life to studying Magikarp.

Notable Pokémon Watchers

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 宝可梦观察家 Pokémon Guānchájiā *
神奇寶貝觀察家 Shénqí Bǎobèi Guānchájiā *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Pokémon Vogter
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pokélogi
France Flag.png French Observateur Pokémon
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon-Beobachter
India Flag.png Hindi पोकेमोन वॉचर Pokémon watcher
Italy Flag.png Italian Osservatore Pokémon
Poland Flag.png Polish Obserwator Pokemonów
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Observador Pokémon
Russia Flag.png Russian Набюдатель покемонов Nabyudatel' Pokémonov
Spain Flag.png Spanish Observador Pokémon
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Pokémon-skådare
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Pokémon gözcüsü

See also

Anime-exclusive Trainer classes
ConnoisseurMasterPerformerPoacherStylistSupreme Gym LeaderWatcher

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