Pokémon Trainer

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Generation I artwork of Pokémon Trainers flying on their Pokémon

A Pokémon Trainer (Japanese: ポケモントレーナー Pokémon Trainer) is a person who catches, trains, cares for, and battles with Pokémon. The majority of people within the known Pokémon world are Trainers.

Pokémon Trainer is a broad term for any person who owns Pokémon, including Coordinators and Breeders. However, the term is more often used to refer to people on a journey to collect Gym Badges and enter the Pokémon League.


This is officially written as "Trainer" starting with a capital letter. However, in some early official media, it was written in lowercase as "trainer" instead. For instance: "You've been finally granted your Pokémon trainer's license. Now it's time to to become the world's greatest Pokémon trainer! (written on the back of the boxes of Pokémon Red and Blue)

In the core series games

Trainers from different classes, from left to right: a Rocket Grunt, a Lass, and a Bug Catcher

Many Trainers leave home, sometimes accompanied with a first partner Pokémon obtained from a Pokémon Professor, to travel around one or more regions, doing such things as gathering information for a Pokédex, perfecting their technique, collecting Gym Badges, and working to become a Pokémon Master. No matter what their specialties or aims, there is one code that they all follow—when two Trainers make eye contact, they must have a battle.

Pokémon Trainers come in all sorts of classes: Youngsters tend to stay close to home, and Bug Catchers swarm about the Bug-filled forests; Hikers traverse mountains and caves, Fishermen are rarely far from water, and Ace Trainers aspire to compete in the Pokémon League. A Trainer's class may reflect their favorite type, the areas they prefer, their technique, and their level of skill; however, even within each class, Trainers may vary greatly.

A Pokédex and set of Poké Balls for a beginning Trainer in Pokémon the Series: Black & White

Many towns have a Gym run by a strong and experienced Trainer known as a Gym Leader. Other Trainers may challenge a Gym Leader, and if the Gym Leader is defeated in battle, they award the challenger a Badge. However, in the Pokémon anime, the Gym Leader may award the Trainer a Badge for other reasons, since the Badge is a symbol of the Trainer's skill. For example, Ash won several of his early Badges by refusing to take an unfair advantage or going out of his way to save a Gym, which proved himself as an exceptional Trainer outside of battle. In Alola, each of the four islands has a kahuna who may be challenged by traveling Trainers taking the island challenge after the completion of their island's trials.

Above the level of Gym Leaders and island kahunas are the Elite Four members and the Pokémon League Champion. There are also Trainers who serve as leaders for battle facilities not recognized by the Pokémon League, such as the Frontier Brains of the Battle Frontier and the Battle Chatelaines of the Battle Maison. These Trainers are considered the cream of the crop, and should a Trainer defeat other Trainers at this level, it is not uncommon for them to be offered a place in these high ranks.

However, just as there are many Trainers with noble goals and lawful methods, there are also corrupt Trainers, including a number of villainous teams and poachers. These Trainers often use powerful Pokémon to take what they want and further their plans.

While the viability of Pokémon training as a lifestyle is never outright stated in most games, it is implied in Pokémon Sun and Moon that it does not guarantee a sufficient income. Several Eevee users are seen having to take up part-time jobs in order to obtain the finances needed to support themselves, with the latter being unable to go into retirement using just the funds from Pokémon training.

During the time period in which Pokémon Legends: Arceus is set, the term "Pokémon Trainer" was not in use, though a few people at the time still kept, trained, cared for, and battled with Pokémon as partners. The phrase "Pokémon wielder" or "wielder of Pokémon" is used by Volo to describe himself and the player (though no other contemporaneous character uses the term) and in Raifort's explanation about the treasures of ruin; the same Japanese phrase has also been translated as "Pokémon user" or "user of Pokémon" in past games going back to Pokémon Gold and Silver.

Trainer class

Trainer classes are the types of non-playable Pokémon Trainers that players can battle in all core series Pokémon games. They come in different varieties and sprites which describe their occupation, estimated age, and sometimes what Pokémon they train. For example, a Psychic is a young adult with telekinetic powers who trains Psychic-type Pokémon.

All Trainer classes have overworld or field sprites that sometimes may be used for non-Trainers. Unlike in-battle sprites, overworld sprites may be shared between multiple Trainer classes such as the Ace Trainer overworld sprite, which is shared with Dragon Tamers and Pokémon Rangers in Generation IV. Notable Trainer classes, such as Gym Leaders, have unique sprites between each individual one. Trainer classes can be combined in certain Double Battles; for example a Crush Girl and a Black Belt can team up to form a Crush Kin; however, special class names are not created for Trainers involved in a Multi Battle.

Starting from Generation III, the player assumes the form of a generic Trainer class of their choice when data of this player is exchanged wirelessly or through record mixing to another core series game of the same generation.

List of Trainer classes

Main article: Category:Trainer classes
Generation I
Trainer class
Bird Keeper
Bug Catcher
Cue Ball
Jr. Trainer♂
Jr. Trainer♀
Super Nerd
Unused Trainer classes
Introduced in Stadium (Japanese)
Chūbu A Representative
Chūbu B Representative
Chūgoku A Representative
Chūgoku B Representative
Hokkaidō Representative
Hokuriku Representative
Kansai Representative
Kantō A1 Representative
Kantō A2 Representative
Kantō B Representative
Kyūshū A Representative
Kyūshū B Representative
Shikoku Representative
Tōhoku A Representative
Tōhoku B Representative
Introduced in Stadium
Generation II
Trainer class
Elite Four
Kimono Girl
PKMN Trainer
Rocket Executive
Introduced in Crystal
Generation III
Trainer class
Aqua Admin
Aqua Leader
Aroma Lady
Battle Girl
Bug Maniac
Dragon Tamer
Hex Maniac
Magma Admin
Magma Leader
Ninja Boy
Old Couple
Parasol Lady
PKMN Breeder
PKMN Ranger
Rich Boy
Ruin Maniac
Sis and Bro
Sr. and Jr.
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Young Couple
Introduced in Colosseum
Area Leader
Bandana Guy
Cipher Admin
Cipher Head
Cipher Peon
Deep King
Fun Old Lady
Fun Old Man
Glasses Man
Lady in Suit
Miror B.Peon
Mystery Troop
Myth Trainer
News Caster
Roller Boy
Shady Guy
Snagem Head
Team Snagem
VR Trainer
Introduced in FireRed and LeafGreen
Cool Couple
Crush Girl
Crush Kin
Introduced in Emerald
Arena Tycoon
Dome Ace
Factory Head
Palace Maven
Pike Queen
Pyramid King
Salon Maiden
Introduced in XD: Gale of Darkness
Casual Dude
Casual Guy
Cipher Cmdr
Grand Master
Kaminko Aide
Robo Groudon
Generation IV
Trainer class
Belle & Pa
Double Team
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Boss
Poké Kid
Introduced in Battle Revolution
Beginning Trainer
Bug-Catching Man
Close Siblings
Colosseum Leader
Colosseum Master
Cool Beauty
Cute Maniac
Electrifying Guy
Future Girl
Girl In Love
Hardheaded Girl
High-Tech Maniac
Hiking Club Member
Hiking Girl
Icy Guy
Joe's Groupie
Little Queen
Lone Wolf
Mature Couple
May-December Couple
Muddy Boy
New Star
Ordinary Guy
Ordinary Lady
Passionate Man
Passionate Rider
Picnic Girl
Pikachu Fan
Poison Tongue Boy
Pokétopia Master
Sashay Fan Club
Sci-Fi Maniac
Shocking Girl
Steel Spirit
Stubborn Boy
Swimming Champ
Swimming Club Member
Three Brothers
Three Sisters
Traveling Guy
Traveling Lady
Twin Brothers
Twin Sisters
Youthful Couple
Introduced in Platinum
Arcade Star
Castle Valet
Hall Matron
Introduced in HeartGold and SoulSilver
Generation V
Trainer class
Depot Agent
Nursery Aide
Subway Boss
Team Plasma
Team Plasma Grunt
The Riches
Introduced in Black and White 2
Boss Trainer
Junior Representative
Master Representative
Senior Representative
World Champion
World Finalist
World Runner-up
Pokéstar Studios characters
A-list Actor
Big Star
Chic Actress
Child Star
Fine Actor
Movie Star
New Actress
Star Actor
Suit Actor
Unique Star
Veteran Star
Generation VI
Trainer class
Ace Duo
Artist Family
Battle Chatelaine
Brains & Brawn
Fairy Tale Girl
Furisode Girl
Lumiose Gang Member
Mysterious Sisters
Poké Fan Family
Pokémon Professor
Punk Couple
Punk Girl
Punk Guy
Rising Star
Roller Skater
Sky Trainer
Suspicious Child
Suspicious Lady
Suspicious Woman
Team Flare
Team Flare Admin
Team Flare Boss
Team Flare Grunt
Battle Chateau ranks
Grand Duchess
Grand Duke
Unused Trainer classes
Ace Surfer
Introduced in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Fare Prince
Free Diver
Rotation Girl
Scuba Diver
Secret Base Expert
Secret Base Trainer
Street Thug
Generation VII
Trainer class
Aether Branch Chief
Aether Foundation
Aether Foundation Employee
Aether President
Athletic Siblings
Battle Legend
Eevee User
Espeon User
Flareon User
Glaceon User
Golf Buddies
Island Kahuna
Jolteon User
Karate Family
Leafeon User
Pokémon Center Lady
Pro Wrestler
Punk Pair
Rising Star Duo
Swimmer Girls
Sylveon User
Team Skull
Team Skull Admin
Team Skull Boss
Team Skull Grunt
Trial Guide
Umbreon User
Vaporeon User
Veteran Duo
Youth Athlete
Introduced in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Capoeira Couple
Dancing Family
Kantonian Gym
Master & Apprentice
Sparring Partners
Team Aqua
Team Galactic
Team Magma
Team Rainbow Rocket
Team Rainbow Rocket Grunt
Tourist Couple
Ultra Forest Kartenvoy
Ultra Recon Squad
Introduced in Let's Go, Pikachu!
and Let's Go, Eevee!
Coach Trainer
Karate Master
Introduced in Masters EX
Masked Man
Masked Woman
Generation VIII
Trainer class
Café Master
Daring Couple
Gym Challenger
Gym Trainer
League Staff
Macro Cosmos's
Medical Team
Music Crew
Team Yell Grunt
Introduced in The Isle of Armor
Dojo Master
Dojo Matron
Master Dojo Student
Introduced in Legends: Arceus
Clan Leader
Galaxy Team’s
Ginkgo Guild Member
Pokémon Wielder
Security Corps’
Survey Corps’
Introduced in UNITE
Aeos Trainer
Generation IX
Trainer class
Team Star
Team Star Grunt
Top Champion
Introduced in The Teal Mask
Festival Boy
Festival Girl
Kitakami Ogre Clan
Introduced in The Indigo Disk
BB League Champion
BB League Elite Four
Blueberry Academy Director
League Club
Introduced in Mochi Mayhem

As a Trainer class

The Trainer class as it appears in-battle

In the games, Pokémon Trainer (rendered as "PKMN Trainer" until Generation VI, in which the full title "Pokémon Trainer" is written out) is used as the Trainer class for certain storyline characters. These opponents tend to be the most powerful non-arena Trainers the player will face. This class is used for all rivals (except Blue and Silver, who are instead outright referred to as rivals), every opponent in link battles and the Pokémon World Tournament, special Trainers in the Battle Tree, and Bosses of the Battle Agency, as well as the following characters:

In the spin-off games

Play It! series

In the introduction of Pokémon Play It! and Pokémon Play It! Version 2, Julie says that she and the player character are Pokémon Trainers. However, they play the Trading Card Game rather than train Pokémon. In the lesson "What's a Trainer card?", Julie mentions that Bill is a Trainer as well.

Super Smash Bros. series

Pokémon Trainer in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Main article: Pokémon Trainer (Super Smash Bros.)

There is a playable character called "Pokémon Trainer" in the game Super Smash Bros. Brawl. His appearance is based on Red's Generation III design, and he uses members of the evolutionary families of the Kanto first partner Pokémon to battle against the others. While he was absent in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, he returned in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, along an alternate female version based on Leaf.

Trophy information

Pokémon Trainer trophy in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
Pokémon Trainer X&Y trophy in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Two trophies appear in the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, one of the Brawl character and one of the player characters from Pokémon X and Y.

Pokémon Trainer

NA: Pop quiz! What do Misty, Brock, Cynthia, Iris, and Ash all have in common? That's right—they're all Pokémon Trainers! This Pokémon Master in the making is the same. Back in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, he fought to be the very best—like no one ever was. To smash them was his real test—to launch them was his cause!

PAL: Quiz time! What do Misty, Brock, Cynthia, Iris and Ash all have in common? That's right - they're all Pokémon Trainers! This Pokémon Master in the making is just the same. He fought to be the very best - like no one ever was - back in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. To smash them was his real test - to launch them was his cause.

Pokémon Trainer (Pokémon X & Y) (NA)/Trainers (PAL)

NA: We suppose it's possible you've missed out up till now, so let us explain: in Pokémon, you set out from your hometown on a Pokémon journey, catching Pokémon and fighting battles with them. In Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, you reach the next town and find yourself embroiled in a tale of... No, wait—no spoilers!

PAL: If you've been living under a rock for some years now, let us explain. In Pokémon, you start from your home town on your own Pokémon journey, catching Pokémon and fighting battles with them. In Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, you reach the next town and find yourself embroiled in a tale of... Well, we won't spoil it for you.

Pokémon Shuffle

In Pokémon Shuffle, Mega Evolved Pokémon (which appear as bosses in main stages and Competitive Stages) are each accompanied by a Pokémon Trainer. These Pokémon Trainers are depicted in silhouette, say only one line before sending out their Pokémon, and do not say anything after the battle.


  • For Gettin' Twiggy With It!, Professor Oak's Big Pokémon Encyclopedia is about Pokémon Trainers. He writes this senryū about it: 「さあ10さい ぼくもわたしも トレーナー」 "Ah, the age 10; we will all be Trainers."
  • It is stated in the anime that a person may not become a Trainer until the age of 10; however, this is not the case in other media as some Trainers are obviously below the minimum age, such as the Trainer classes Twins, Tuber, and Preschooler. Some Preschoolers in the Battle Subway emphasize the fact that they are four years old. However, in the anime episode Battling the Bully!, Cilan mentions that young kids are allowed to have battles for fun.
  • In Generation I and Generation II, the word "Trainer" is not capitalized. However, it is capitalized in later games.
  • In Pocket Monsters: The Animation, it was revealed that Pokémon training was a very dangerous sport, as the mere act of training a Pokémon can result in severe injuries or even death. It also mentions that various men try to go out and become a Pokémon trainer at age 10 (which was considered the legal age of adulthood), and there was a high dropout rate regarding whether they become skilled Trainers that afterwards they come across as incompetent. It is also implied that this is the reason why many professional workplaces are primarily staffed by women.
  • Pokémon X and Y introduced the most new Trainer classes of any core series game, with 47.
  • Pokémon Crystal and HeartGold and SoulSilver introduced the fewest new Trainer classes of any core series games, with one each.
  • The only Trainer classes to appear in every main line game are the Black Belt, Hiker, and Youngster.

In other languages

Language Title
The Arab world Flag.png Arabic مدرب بوكيمون
Bulgaria Flag.png Bulgarian Треньор на покемони Tren'or na Pokémoni
Chinese Cantonese 寶可夢訓練家 Pokémon Fanlihngā *
寵物小精靈訓練員 Chúngmaht-síujīnglìhng Fanlihnyùhn *
小精靈訓練員 Síujīnglìhng Fanlihnyùhn *
精靈訓練員 Jīnglìhng Fanlihnyùhn *
寵物小精靈訓練者 Chúngmaht-síujīnglìhng Fanlihnjé *
Mandarin 寶可夢訓練家 / 宝可梦训练家 Pokémon Xùnliànjiā *
宝可梦训练师 Pokémon Xùnliànshī *
神奇寶貝訓練家 Shénqí-baǒbeì Xùnliànjiā *
神奇寶貝訓練師 / 神奇宝贝训练师 Shénqí-baǒbeì Xùnliànshī *
神奇寶貝飼主 Shénqí-bǎobèi Sìzhǔ *
宠物小精灵训练师 Chǒngwù-xiǎojīnglíng Xùnliànshī *
宠物精灵教练 Chǒngwù-jīnglíng Jiàoliàn *
Croatia Flag.png Croatian Trener Pokémona
Pokémon Trener
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Trenér Pokémonů
Denmark Flag.png Danish Pokémon-træner
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Pokémon-trainer
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pokémon-kouluttaja
France Flag.png French Dresseur de Pokémon
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon-Trainer
Greece Flag.png Greek Εκπαιδευτής Πόκεμον Ekpaideftís Pókemon
Israel Flag.png Hebrew מאמן פוקימון Meamen Pokémon ()
מאמנת פוקימון Meamenet Pokémon ()
India Flag.png Hindi पोकेमोन ट्रेनर Pokémon Trainer
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Pokémon Edző
Iceland Flag.png Icelandic Pokémon-þjálfari
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Pelatih Pokémon
Trainer Pokémon
Italy Flag.png Italian Allenatore di Pokémon ()
Allenatrice di Pokémon ()
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓몬 트레이너 Pocketmon Trainer
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Pelatih Pokémon
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Pokémon-trener
Poland Flag.png Polish Trener Pokémonów ()
Trenerka Pokémonów ()
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Treinador Pokémon ()
Treinadora Pokémon ()
Romania Flag.png Romanian Antrenor Pokémon
Russia Flag.png Russian Тренер Покемонов Trener Pokémonov
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Trener Pokémona
Spain Flag.png Spanish Entrenador Pokémon ()
Entrenadora Pokémon ()
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Pokémon-tränare
Tamil Flag.png Tamil போகிமொன் ட்ரைநர் Pokémon Trainer
India Flag.png Telugu పోకెమోన్ ట్రైనర్ Pokémon Trainer
Thailand Flag.png Thai โปเกมอนเทรนเนอร์ Pokémon Trainer
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Pokémon Eğitmeni
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Người huấn luyện Pokémon

See also

Pokémon League logo.png The Pokémon League Paldea Gym Logo.png
TrainerBattleGym Leaders
Championship matches
Elite FourOrange League
Champion League
Pokémon League Conferences
IndigoSilverEver GrandeLily of the Valley
Regional Pokémon Leagues
Unova (BB) • KalosAlolaGalarPaldea
Areas of jurisdiction
Pokémon League Reception GateHall of Fame
Palace of VictoryCerulean CaveArea Zero
Pokémon AssociationPIA
World Coronation Series
(Masters Eight Tournament)

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Kanto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*Bug CatcherBurglarCamper*ChampionGSCFRLGHGSSPE
ChannelerElite FourGSCFRLGHGSSPEEngineerFishermanGamer*GentlemanGym Leader*GSCFRLGHGSSPE
HikerJugglerLassPicnicker*Poké Maniac*Pokémon Trainer*GSCPEPsychicRivalFRLGRockerRoughneck*
SailorScientistSuper NerdSwimmerTamerTeam Rocket Boss*FRLGHGSSPETeam Rocket Grunt*Youngster
BoarderHGSSDouble TeamHGSSFirebreatherGSCHGSSGuitaristGSCHGSSMediumGSCHGSS
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
Coach TrainerPEKarate MasterPEPunk GuyPETeam RocketPETeam Rocket AdminPE
Master TrainersPE
Unused Trainer class:
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
Paldea ArtistBackpackerBlack BeltCabbieChampionCookCourierDirectorDragon TamerElite FourGym Leader
Gym TrainerHikerInstructorJanitorModelMusicianOffice WorkerPoké ManiacPokémon Trainer
ScientistStudentTeam StarTeam Star GruntTop ChampionWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero only:
Kitakami BackpackerBlack BeltCourierDelinquentDragon TamerFestival BoyFestival GirlGlitterati
HikerKitakami Ogre ClanOffice WorkerPhotographerPoké ManiacPokémon TrainerRuffian
Mochi Mayhem only:

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