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 dedicate themselves to studying Pokémon, their habits, behaviors, and interactions. They travel the world looking for all kinds of Pokémon so they can observe and study their characteristics and abilities. They also search for new, undiscovered Pokémon. As a result, watchers have a broad knowledge about Pokémon.

Pokémon watching includes carrying out field research, monitoring a particular species of Pokémon for long periods, and gathering background information. As well as observing and studying Pokémon, watchers may spend time writing research articles and reports to be reviewed by Pokémon Professors.

Watchers can also raise Pokémon to help them with their work, usually training Pokémon with skills such as good eyesight or hearing, which may come in handy when trying to locate certain Pokémon. In addition, they are able to evaluate a Pokémon's diet and tell if they are healthy or not through the examination of their fur and the effectiveness of their moves. They usually carry notebooks where they can record their observations and other equipment such as binoculars.

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 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
France Flag.png French Observateur Pokémon
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon-Beobachter
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

See also

Anime-exclusive Trainer classes

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