Pokémon Breeder (Trainer class)

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Pokémon Breeder
ポケモンブリーダー Pokémon Breeder
VSPokémon Breeder M BDSP.pngVSPokémon Breeder F BDSP.png
VS models from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, and LeafGreen
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Sword, Shield, Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl
Gender Both*
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Day-Care Couple, Gold (for anime breeders, please see the list below)
Anime debut Showdown in Pewter City (Series)
The Plan (Evolutions)
TCG debut Base Set
TCG card Pokémon Breeder
Manga debut {{{manga}}}

A Pokémon Breeder (written as "PKMN Breeder" in-game until Generation VI) (Japanese: ポケモンブリーダー Pokémon Breeder) is a Trainer class introduced in Generation III, and they can often be found near Pokémon Day Cares. They raise a large number of varied Pokémon, generally maintaining a balanced team, although they are often weak compared to other Trainers in the area they reside in.

In Pokémon Emerald, there is a stats judge known as the Legendary Top Pokémon Breeder in the Battle Frontier.

In Black 2 and White 2, Pokémon Breeders will always pull the player aside for a battle when they are passed, even if the player defeated them before, unless they are encountered in Big Stadium and Small Court, where they can be battled again without getting pulled (players have to talk to them instead). All Breeders in Black 2 and White 2 will be reset again when the player leaves the location they are situated in.

In Generation VII, Pokémon Breeders keep their Pokémon in Friend Balls. In Generation VIII, they keep their Pokémon in Heal Balls.



In the core series

XY Pokémon Breeder M.pngXY Pokémon Breeder F.png ORAS Pokémon Breeder M.pngORAS Pokémon Breeder F.png
Art from X and Y Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In other games

Pokémon Breeder Battrio M.pngPokémon Breeder Battrio F.png
Art from Battrio

Sprites and models

In the core series

Spr RS Pokémon Breeder F.pngSpr RS Pokémon Breeder M.png Spr FRLG Pokémon Breeder.png Spr DP Pokémon Breeder M.pngSpr DP Pokémon Breeder F.png Spr BW Pokémon Breeder M.pngSpr BW Pokémon Breeder F.png Spr B2W2 Pokémon Breeder M.pngSpr B2W2 Pokémon Breeder F.png
Sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprites from
Generation IV
Sprites from
Black and White
Sprites from
Black 2 and White 2
Lady RSE OD.pngPokémon Breeder M RSE OD.png Selphy OD.png Pokémon Breeder m IV OD.pngAroma Lady IV OD.png Pokemon Breeder m OD.pngPokemon Breeder f OD.png
Overworld sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprites from
Generation IV
Overworld sprites from
Generation V
VSPokémon Breeder M.png VSPokémon Breeder F.png VSPokémon Breeder M ORAS.png VSPokémon Breeder F ORAS.png Spr SM Pokémon Breeder M.png Spr SM Pokémon Breeder F.png VSPokémon Breeder M SM.png VSPokémon Breeder F SM.png
VS portraits from
X and Y
VS portraits from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
In-battle models from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
VS models from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Pokémon Breeder m XY OD.png Pokémon Breeder f XY OD.png Pokémon Breeder M ORAS OD.pngPokémon Breeder F ORAS OD.png ORAS Pokémon Breeder M Icon.png ORAS Pokémon Breeder F Icon.png Pokémon Breeder m SM OD.png Pokémon Breeder f SM OD.png
Overworld models from
X and Y
Overworld models from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Icons on the PSS from
Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, and PGL
Overworld models from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
VSPokémon Breeder M SwSh.png VSPokémon Breeder F SwSh.png VSPokémon Breeder M BDSP.png VSPokémon Breeder F BDSP.png
VS models from
Sword and Shield
VS models from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Y-Comm Profile Pokémon Breeder M.png Y-Comm Profile Pokémon Breeder F.png Pokémon Breeder M BDSP OD.png Pokémon Breeder F BDSP OD.png
Y-Comm profile images from
Sword and Shield
Overworld models from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

In other games

Pokémon Breeder Masters Model.png
Model from
Masters EX

Trainer list

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

See more: List of Battle Tower Trainers (Ruby and Sapphire)/Pokémon Breeder

Pokémon Emerald

See more: List of Battle Frontier Trainers (Generation III)/Pokémon Breeder

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

See also: List of Battle Tower Trainers (Diamond and Pearl)/Pokémon Breeder

Pokémon Platinum

See also: List of Battle Frontier Trainers (Generation IV)/Pokémon Breeder

Pokémon Black and White

See also: List of Battle Subway Trainers/Pokémon Breeder

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon X and Y

See also: List of Battle Maison Trainers/Pokémon Breeder

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Pokémon Sun and Moon

See more:
List of Battle Tree Trainers/Pokémon Breeder (male)
List of Battle Tree Trainers/Pokémon Breeder (female)

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Pokémon Sword and Shield

See also: List of Battle Tower Trainers (Galar)/Pokémon Breeder

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

See also: List of Battle Tower Trainers (Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl)/Pokémon Breeder

In the anime

Main series

A Pokémon Breeder in the anime

The concept of Pokémon Breeders was first introduced in Showdown in Pewter City, two generations before the Trainer class was introduced in the games. In the anime, Pokémon Breeders typically concern themselves with raising Pokémon for health and friendship, rather than for competitive fields like Gyms and Pokémon Contests. However, they may participate in grooming competitions such as the Pokémon Beauty Contest.

Aspects that Pokémon Breeders typically also handle or cover include Pokémon grooming and Pokémon nutrition.

Breeders hatch, care for, and raise first partner Pokémon at secret breeding grounds as part of the Pokémon League's system to distribute them to new Pokémon Trainers, as noted in A Mudkip Mission.

A female Pokémon Breeder appeared in The Clumsy Crier Quiets the Chaos!.

Notable Breeders

See also: List of Pokémon Breeders


Pokémon Breeder's Teddiursa
The female Breeder's Teddiursa was playing in a yard with a Bidoof and Linoone until a rampaging Salamence came by and attacked. Teddiursa was then taken to a Pokémon Center and healed with the help of Nurse Joy and her Wigglytuff.

None of Teddiursa's moves are known.

Debut The Clumsy Crier Quiets the Chaos!

Pokémon Evolutions

A male Pokémon Breeder briefly appeared in The Plan. He was shown in Accumula Town, holding his Foongus as he listened to Ghetsis's speech about the liberation of Pokémon.

In the manga

A male Pokémon Breeder in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, although never officially called breeder, specializes in hatching Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga. Other characters who can be called "breeders" in this manga are the Day-Care Couple.


Emerald arc

In Moving Past Milotic, Emerald has a Double Battle at the Battle Pike, going up against virtual male and female Pokémon Breeders who use Fearow and Raichu. They are shown again in a flashback in A Sketchy Smattering of Smeargle.

In Verily Vanquishing Vileplume I, a female Pokémon Breeder is one of the Trainers that participate in the Battle Dome challenge. She is pushed aside when Emerald tries to squeeze in to sit with the challengers.

HeartGold & SoulSilver arc

A male Pokémon Breeder made a brief cameo with his Weavile in All About Arceus I.

Diamond & Pearl arc

In Bombastic Bibarel & Heroic Hippopotas, a female Pokémon Breeder appears at the Seven Stars Restaurant.

In Luring in a Lickilicky, a female Pokémon Breeder appears during the Pokétch presentation taking place in Jubilife City.

Platinum arc

A Pokémon Breeder was seen in Deprogramming Porygon-Z, entering the Battle Frontier after Palmer had his assistants open the gates. In the same chapter, a female Pokémon Breeder was seen waiting in line for the Battle Castle.

In Interrupting Ivysaur, a male Pokémon Breeder named Leonardo (Japanese: レオナルド) is Platinum's opponent in the Battle Arcade. She manages to defeat him with her Rapidash when the panel lands on the sunny panel.

Black & White arc

A male Pokémon Breeder was seen in a commercial for the Xtransceiver in Lights, Camera...Action!.

A male Pokémon Breeder with a Cottonee was seen in An Odd Speech, listening to Ghetsis's speech in Accumula Town.

A female Pokémon Breeder with a Swanna was seen socializing with a group of other Trainers in Unraveling Mysteries.

A male Pokémon Breeder with a Lampent appeared in Dream a Little Dream amongst the Trainers entering Victory Road.

X & Y arc

In Zygarde Agitated, Pokémon Breeders were shown tending Skiddo in Baa de Mer Ranch.

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon arc

In Regeneration!! The Power of the Sun and the Moon!, a male Pokémon Breeder was one of the people blaming Team Skull Grunts for the Ultra Beasts in Alola in Plumeria's flashback.


Pokémon Breeder's Fearow
Fearow was sent out by virtual male and female Pokémon Breeders with a Raichu in a Double Battle, but was defeated by Emerald.

None of Fearow's moves are known.

Debut Moving Past Milotic
Pokémon Breeder's Raichu
Raichu was sent out by virtual male and female Pokémon Breeders with a Fearow in a Double Battle, but was defeated by Emerald.

None of Raichu's moves are known.

Debut Moving Past Milotic
Pokémon Breeder's Aipom
Aipom was seen with its Trainer in the Battle Frontier.

None of Aipom's moves are known.

Debut Deprogramming Porygon-Z
Pokémon Breeder's Tropius
Tropius was seen with its Trainer in the Battle Castle.

None of Tropius's moves are known.

Debut Deprogramming Porygon-Z
Leonardo's Ivysaur
Ivysaur is Leonardo's only known Pokémon. It battled with Platinum's Rapidash and lost.

None of Ivysaur's moves are known.

Debut Interrupting Ivysaur
Pokémon Breeder's Weavile
Weavile was seen with its Trainer in Silver's fantasy.

None of Weavile's moves are known.

Debut All About Arceus I
Pokémon Breeder's Cottonee
Cottonee was seen with its Trainer listening to Ghetsis's speech.

None of Cottonee's moves are known.

Debut An Odd Speech
Pokémon Breeder's Swanna
Swanna was seen with its Trainer when socializing with others in Nimbasa City.

None of Swanna's moves are known.

Debut Unraveling Mysteries
Pokémon Breeder's Lampent
Lampent was seen with its Trainer when entering the Victory Road.

None of Lampent's moves are known.

Debut Dream a Little Dream
Pokémon Breeder's Skiddo (multiple)
Skiddo (multiple)
Pokémon Breeders were shown tending multiple Skiddo in Baa de Mer Ranch.

None of Skiddo's moves are known.

Debut Zygarde Agitated

In the TCG

Pokémon Breeders kirisAki artwork for the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Pokémon Breeders in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Pokémon Breeder
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Pokémon Breeder T Base Set Rare 76/102 Expansion Pack Rare  
Base Set 2 Rare 105/130      
Legendary Collection Rare 102/110      
Pokémon Breeder Fields T Neo Revelation Uncommon 62/64 Awakening Legends U  
Pokémon Breeder Su Shining Legends Uncommon 63/73 Shining Legends U 068/072
Shining Legends Rare Ultra 73/73 Shining Legends SR 077/072
      GX Starter Decks   124/131
Pokémon Breeder's Nurturing Su Darkness Ablaze Uncommon 166/189 Explosive Walker U 068/070
Darkness Ablaze Rare Ultra 188/189 Explosive Walker SR 078/070
Darkness Ablaze Rare Secret 195/189 Explosive Walker HR 083/070


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 寶可夢培育家 Pokémon Pùihyuhkgā *
Mandarin 寶可夢培育家 / 宝可梦培育家 Bǎokěmèng Péiyùjiā *
神奇寶貝培育家 Shénqíbǎobèi Péiyùjiā *
神奇寶貝飼育家 / 神奇宝贝饲育家 Shénqíbǎobèi Sìyùjiā *
小精灵养育员 Xiǎojīnglíng Yǎngyùyuán *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Pokémon-opdrætter
Pokémon Avler
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Pokémon Fokker
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pokémon-kasvattaja
France Flag.png French Éleveur (both, III-V; , VI+)
Éleveuse (, VI+)
Germany Flag.png German PKMN-Züchter (III-V)
Pokémon-Züchter () / Pokémon-Züchterin () (VI+)
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Peternak Pokémon
Breeder Pokémon*
Italy Flag.png Italian AllevaPKMN (III-V)
Allevapokémon (VI+)
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓몬 브리더 Pokémon Breeder
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Pokémon Avler
Poland Flag.png Polish Hodowca*
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Criador de Pokémon (, games, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Criadora de Pokémon (, TCG, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Criador Pokémon (, anime)
Criadora Pokémon (, anime)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Crescător Pokémon
Russia Flag.png Russian Разводчик Покемонов Razvodchik Pokemonov
Покемоновод Pokemonovod
Spain Flag.png Spanish Criapokémon
Criador Pokémon*
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Pokémon-uppfödare
Thailand Flag.png Thai คนเลี้ยงโปเกมอน Breeder Pokémon
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Người chăn nuôi Pokémon

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Sevii Islands Aroma LadyBikerBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCamperCool CoupleCooltrainerCrush Girl
Crush KinCue BallFishermanGentlemanHikerJugglerLadyLassPainterPicnickerPokéManiac
PKMN BreederPKMN RangerPsychicRuin ManiacScientistSis and BroSwimmerTamer
Team Rocket AdminTeam Rocket GruntTwinsTuberYoung CoupleYoungster
Trainer Tower only:
BeautyBurglarEngineerRockerSailorSuper Nerd
Johto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*BoarderBug CatcherBurglarCamper
ChampionExecutive*FirebreatherFisherman*GentlemanGuitaristHikerJugglerKimono GirlLass
LeaderMediumPicnickerPokéfanPoké Maniac*PKMN TrainerPoliceman*PsychicRivalHGSSSage
SailorSchool Kid*ScientistSkierSuper NerdSwimmerTeacherTeam Rocket Grunt*TwinsYoungster
Mystery Man*CHGSSDouble TeamHGSSElderHGSSPasserbyHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Battle Frontier only:HGSS

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollectorCowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdol
JoggerLadyNinja BoyParasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN RangerRancherReporter
Rich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialiteTuberVeteranWaiterWaitressWorker
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon

Hoenn Ace Trainer*Aqua AdminSEASAqua LeaderSEASAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack Belt
Bug CatcherBug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDragon TamerElite FourExpertFisherman
GentlemanGuitaristHex ManiacHikerInterviewers*KindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREOR
Magma LeaderREORNinja BoyOld CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPoké Fan*Poké Maniac*Pokémon Breeder*
Pokémon Ranger*Pokémon Trainer*PsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchoolkid*Sis & Bro*Swimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTeammates*TriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Ace DuoORASBrains & BrawnORASBackpackerORASDelinquentORASFairy Tale GirlORASFare PrinceORAS
Free DiverORASLeadersORASLorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORAS
Scuba DiverORASSecret Base ExpertORASSecret Base TrainerORASSootopolitanORASStreet ThugORAS
Battle Frontier only:E
Arena TycoonDome AceFactory HeadPalace MavenPike QueenPyramid KingSalon Maiden
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:ORAS
ArtistBattle ChatelaineButlerChefFurisode GirlGarçonGardenerMadameMaidMonsieurOwnerPreschooler
Punk GirlPunk GuyRising StarRoller SkaterSchoolboySchoolgirlScientistTouristVeteranWaitressWorker
Sinnoh Ace TrainerAroma LadyArtistBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCameramanCamperChampion
ClownCollectorCommanderCowgirlCyclistDouble TeamDragon TamerElite FourFisher*GentlemanGuitarist
Gym Leader*HikerIdolInterviewersJoggerLadyLassMadame*Ninja BoyParasol LadyPicnickerPIPoké Fan*
Poké KidPokémon Breeder*Pokémon Ranger*Pokémon Trainer*Police Officer*PsychicRancherRanchers*
ReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidScientistSkierSwimmerTeam Galactic Boss*
Team Galactic Grunt*Tower TycoonTuberTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoung CoupleYoungster
Arcade StarPtCastle ValetPtFactory HeadPtHall MatronPtMaidPtGAME FREAK'sBDSP
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBikerBlack BeltChampionClerk
CyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGym Leader*
NurseNursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPokémon Trainer*Policeman
PreschoolerPsychicRich BoyRoughneckSchool KidScientistSmasherSocialiteStrikerSubway Boss
SwimmerTeam PlasmaTeam Plasma GruntThe RichesBWTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
BeautyB2W2Boss TrainerB2W2GuitaristB2W2
Pokéstar Studios only:B2W2
A-list ActorActorActressBig StarCelebrityChic ActressChild StarComedian
Fine ActorMovie StarNew ActressStar ActorSuit ActorUnique StarVeteran Star
Pokémon World Tournament only:B2W2
Junior RepresentativeMaster RepresentativeSenior Representative
World ChampionWorld FinalistWorld Runner-up
Blueberry Academy only:SV
BB League ChampionBB League Elite FourBlueberry Academy Director
DirectorInstructorLeague ClubStudentTop Champion
Kalos Ace DuoAce TrainerArtistArtist FamilyBackpackerBattle GirlBeautyBlack BeltBrains & Brawn
ButlerChampionChefDriverElite FourFairy Tale GirlFishermanFurisode GirlGarçonGardener
Hex ManiacHikerHoneymoonersLassLeaderLumiose Gang MemberMysterious SistersOwner
Poké FanPoké Fan FamilyPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon RangerPokémon Trainer
PreschoolerPsychicPunk CouplePunk GirlPunk GuyRangersRising StarRoller Skater
SchoolboySchoolgirlScientistSky TrainerSuccessorSuspicious ChildSuspicious Lady
Suspicious WomanSwimmerTeam FlareTeam Flare AdminTeam Flare BossTeam Flare Grunt
Battle Chateau ranks:
By male: BaronViscountEarlMarquisDukeGrand Duke
By female: BaronessViscountessCountessMarchionessDuchessGrand Duchess
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:
Battle ChatelaineLadyMadameMaidMonsieurRich Boy
Unused Trainer classes:
Ace SurferSwimmers
Alola Ace DuoAce TrainerAether 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 PairRising StarRising Star DuoScientistSightseerSwimmerSwimmers
Swimmer GirlsSylveon UserTeacherTeam SkullTeam Skull AdminTeam Skull BossTeam Skull Grunt
Trial GuideTwinsUmbreon UserVaporeon UserVeteranVeteran DuoWorkerYoungsterYouth Athlete
ActorUSUMCapoeira CoupleUSUMDancing FamilyUSUMKantonian GymUSUMMaster & ApprenticeUSUM
ReporterUSUMSparring PartnersUSUMSurferUSUMTeam AquaUSUMTeam FlareUSUMTeam GalacticUSUM
Team MagmaUSUMTeam PlasmaUSUMTeam 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

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