Prize money

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Reason: GAME FREAK payout for USUM, LGPE trainers

Prize money is the money that Trainers pay out at the end of a battle. This also includes the player as well, who may have to pay out a small amount of prize money if they're defeated by an NPC Trainer.

NPC Trainers

Almost all Trainers battled during the main storyline will payout prize money upon being defeated. However, for most battles outside the main storyline, prize money is not paid out by either side. This includes:

Base payout table

In the games, a Trainer pays out money based on a formula:

Where Base is the base payout of the Trainer class, and Level is the level of the last Pokémon in the Trainer's party. Note that the last Pokémon is not always the highest level Pokémon - for example, in Generation II, Red pays out PokémonDollar.png7700 even though there is a level 81 Pikachu in his party, because the last Pokémon he has is his level 77 Blastoise, and in Generation IV, he pays out PokémonDollar.png16,800, despite the level 88 Pikachu because, again, the last Pokémon in his party is his Level 84 Blastoise.

In Multi Battles, the total payout is simply the sum of the payouts of the two Trainers if they had separate parties. For example, in Generation IV, battling a Camper with a level 26 Spearow at the end of the party at the same time as a Champion with a level 78 Garchomp at the end of the party would earn the player PokémonDollar.png416 + PokémonDollar.png15,600 = PokémonDollar.png16,016. Taking on two Roughnecks with a Level 53 and Level 67 Koffing respectively would earn the player PokémonDollar.png1272 + PokémonDollar.png1608 = PokémonDollar.png2880. Starting in Pokémon Sun and Moon, nearly all Double Battle Trainer classes' payouts are calculated as if they were a Multi Battle, as during battle, each member of the Double Battle class is referred to as one of the two Trainer classes that make up that class.

Core series games

Below is a table of the base payouts of each Trainer class in the core series games, by generation. Trainer classes that did not appear in a given generation are denoted by —.

Trainer class Gen I Gen II Gen III Gen IV Gen V Gen VI Gen VII Gen VIII
Beauty PokémonDollar.png70 PokémonDollar.png88 PokémonDollar.png80 PokémonDollar.png56 PokémonDollar.png56 General XY: PokémonDollar.png80
Lumiose streets: PokémonDollar.png20
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png56
USUM: PokémonDollar.png32
General PE: PokémonDollar.png60
Cerulean Gym: PokémonDollar.png20
Biker PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png32
Bird Keeper PokémonDollar.png25 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png60
Blackbelt/Black Belt PokémonDollar.png25 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png32 General XY: PokémonDollar.png48
Lumiose streets: PokémonDollar.png20
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png32
USUM: PokémonDollar.png32
PE: PokémonDollar.png28
Boss PokémonDollar.png99 PokémonDollar.png80 PokémonDollar.png180 PokémonDollar.png200 USUM: PokémonDollar.png120
PE: PokémonDollar.png160
Bug Catcher PokémonDollar.png10 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png12 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png12
Burglar PokémonDollar.png90 PokémonDollar.png88 PokémonDollar.png88 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png80
Channeler PokémonDollar.png30 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png40
Cooltrainer/Ace Trainer PokémonDollar.png35 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png60 XY: PokémonDollar.png100
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png60
USUM: PokémonDollar.png68
PE: PokémonDollar.png100
Cue Ball/Roughneck PokémonDollar.png25 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png28
Engineer PokémonDollar.png50 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png60
Fisherman/Fisher PokémonDollar.png35 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png32 XY: PokémonDollar.png56
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png32
USUM: PokémonDollar.png32
PE: PokémonDollar.png40
Gambler/Gamer/PI PokémonDollar.png70 PokémonDollar.png72 PokémonDollar.png120 PokémonDollar.png120
Gentleman PokémonDollar.png70 PokémonDollar.png72 PokémonDollar.png72
S.S. Tidal: PokémonDollar.png200
PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png200 USUM: PokémonDollar.png200
PE: PokémonDollar.png120
Grunt of any villainous team PokémonDollar.png30 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40 USUM: PokémonDollar.png32
PE: PokémonDollar.png28
Hiker PokémonDollar.png35 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png36 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png32 XY: PokémonDollar.png56
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png32
USUM: PokémonDollar.png32
PE: PokémonDollar.png40
Jr. Trainer♂/Camper PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png20
Jr. Trainer♀/Picnicker PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png20
Juggler PokémonDollar.png35 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png40
Lass PokémonDollar.png15 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16 XY: PokémonDollar.png24
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png16
USUM: PokémonDollar.png16
PE: PokémonDollar.png20
PokéManiac/Poké Maniac PokémonDollar.png50 PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png64 PokémonDollar.png28 PokémonDollar.png48
Psychic PokémonDollar.png10 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png32 XY: PokémonDollar.png56
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png32
Rocker PokémonDollar.png25 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png28
Super Nerd PokémonDollar.png25 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png40
Swimmer PokémonDollar.png5 Male: PokémonDollar.png8
Female: PokémonDollar.png20
RSE: PokémonDollar.png8
FRLG: PokémonDollar.png4
PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png64
Sailor PokémonDollar.png30 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png60
Scientist PokémonDollar.png50 PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png72 PokémonDollar.png48
Tamer PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png60
Youngster PokémonDollar.png15 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16 XY: PokémonDollar.png24
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png16
USUM: PokémonDollar.png16
PE: PokémonDollar.png20
Boarder PokémonDollar.png72 PokémonDollar.png32
Executive/Commander PokémonDollar.png72 PokémonDollar.png80
Firebreather PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png32
Guitarist PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png28
Kimono Girl PokémonDollar.png72 PokémonDollar.png120
Medium PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png48
Mysticalman/Mystery Man PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png120
Officer/Policeman/Police Officer PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png120
Pokéfan/Poké Fan PokémonDollar.png80 PokémonDollar.png80 PokémonDollar.png64 PokémonDollar.png64 XY: PokémonDollar.png80
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png64
Sage PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png48
Schoolboy/School Kid/Schoolkid PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png20
Skier PokémonDollar.png72 PokémonDollar.png32
Teacher PokémonDollar.png72 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png48
Twins PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png16 XY: PokémonDollar.png32
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png8
PokémonDollar.png12 + 12
Admin RSE: PokémonDollar.png40
FRLG: PokémonDollar.png32
PokémonDollar.png80 USUM: PokémonDollar.png120
PE: PokémonDollar.png100
Aroma Lady PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png32
Battle Girl PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png32 XY: PokémonDollar.png48
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png32
Bug Maniac PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png28
Collector PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png64 PokémonDollar.png28 PokémonDollar.png32
Cool Couple PokémonDollar.png48
Crush Girl PokémonDollar.png24
Crush Kin PokémonDollar.png48
Dragon Tamer PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png60
Expert PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png80
Hex Maniac PokémonDollar.png24 XY: PokémonDollar.png32
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png28
Interviewer/Interviewers PokémonDollar.png96 PokémonDollar.png144 PokémonDollar.png80 PokémonDollar.png100 + 100
Kindler PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png32
Lady PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png160 PokémonDollar.png160 PokémonDollar.png120
Ninja Boy PokémonDollar.png12 PokémonDollar.png8 PokémonDollar.png16
Old Couple PokémonDollar.png80 PokémonDollar.png160
Painter PokémonDollar.png16
Parasol Lady PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png32
Pokémon Breeder PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png48 BW: PokémonDollar.png48
B2W2: PokémonDollar.png32
XY: PokémonDollar.png64
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png40
PokémonDollar.png40 General Galar: PokémonDollar.png96
Wild Area (Battle 1): PokémonDollar.png200
Wild Area (Battle 2 onwards): PokémonDollar.png300
Pokémon Ranger RSE: PokémonDollar.png48
FRLG: PokémonDollar.png36
PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png60 XY: PokémonDollar.png80
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png60
Rich Boy PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png160 PokémonDollar.png160 PokémonDollar.png120
Ruin Maniac RSE: PokémonDollar.png60
FRLG: PokémonDollar.png48
PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png28
Sis and Bro/Sis & Bro RSE: PokémonDollar.png24
FRLG: PokémonDollar.png8
Sr. and Jr./Teammates PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png48
Triathlete PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40
Tuber PokémonDollar.png4 PokémonDollar.png4 PokémonDollar.png4
Winstrate RS: PokémonDollar.png20
E: PokémonDollar.png40
Victor/Victoria: PokémonDollar.png64
Vivi: PokémonDollar.png16
Vicky: PokémonDollar.png80
Young Couple PokémonDollar.png64
S.S. Tidal: PokémonDollar.png56
PokémonDollar.png128 PokémonDollar.png64
Artist PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png48 PokémonDollar.png56 PokémonDollar.png64
Belle & Pa/Ranchers PokémonDollar.png112
Cameraman PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png100*
Clown PokémonDollar.png24
Cowgirl PokémonDollar.png16
Cyclist PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png32
Double Team PokémonDollar.png240
Elder PokémonDollar.png120
Idol PokémonDollar.png72
Jogger PokémonDollar.png32
Maid PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40
Poké Kid PokémonDollar.png8 PokémonDollar.png48
Rancher PokémonDollar.png40
Reporter PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png100*
Socialite/Madame PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png200* PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png200
Veteran PokémonDollar.png80 PokémonDollar.png80 PokémonDollar.png140 PokémonDollar.png88
Waiter PokémonDollar.png40
Waitress PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png64
Lumiose streets: PokémonDollar.png20
Worker PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png64 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png100
Actor PokémonDollar.png40
Backers PokémonDollar.png48
Backpacker PokémonDollar.png24 XY: PokémonDollar.png40
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png24
PokémonDollar.png24 PokémonDollar.png72
Baker PokémonDollar.png40
Boss Trainer PokémonDollar.png200
Clerk/Office Worker PokémonDollar.png40
Boss clerk: PokémonDollar.png80
PokémonDollar.png40 Male: PokémonDollar.png80
Female: PokémonDollar.png100
Dancer PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png64
Depot Agent/Rail Staff PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png120
Doctor PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png120
GAME FREAK/GAME FREAK's PokémonDollar.png80 SM: PokémonDollar.png96 PokémonDollar.png200
Harlequin PokémonDollar.png32
Hooligans PokémonDollar.png64
Hoopster PokémonDollar.png100
Infielder PokémonDollar.png100
Janitor PokémonDollar.png40
Geoff: PokémonDollar.png200
Linebacker PokémonDollar.png100
Motorcyclist PokémonDollar.png32
Musician PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png64
Nurse PokémonDollar.png40
Nursery Aide PokémonDollar.png40
Pilot PokémonDollar.png60
Preschooler PokémonDollar.png4 PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png12
Smasher PokémonDollar.png100
Striker PokémonDollar.png100
Subway Boss PokémonDollar.png100
Team Plasma PokémonDollar.png180
Shadow Triad #1 at Frigate: PokémonDollar.png100
BW N battle 3-4: PokémonDollar.png100
BW N battle 5: PokémonDollar.png200
The Riches PokémonDollar.png200
Ace Duo XY: PokémonDollar.png200
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png60
PokémonDollar.png68 + 68
Artist Family PokémonDollar.png112
Brains & Brawn XY: PokémonDollar.png104
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png64
Butler PokémonDollar.png80
Chef PokémonDollar.png64
Lumiose streets: PokémonDollar.png20
Delinquent PokémonDollar.png32
Driver PokémonDollar.png64
Fairy Tale Girl XY: PokémonDollar.png32
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png16
Free Diver PokémonDollar.png40
Furisode Girl PokémonDollar.png72
Garçon PokémonDollar.png64
Lumiose streets: PokémonDollar.png20
Gardener PokémonDollar.png64
Honeymooners PokémonDollar.png144 PokémonDollar.png60 + 60
Lorekeeper PokémonDollar.png100
Lumiose Gang Member PokémonDollar.png80
Monsieur PokémonDollar.png200*
Mysterious Sisters XY: PokémonDollar.png64
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png44
Owner PokémonDollar.png160
Lumiose streets: PokémonDollar.png20
Poké Fan Family PokémonDollar.png160
Pokémon Professor PokémonDollar.png140 PokémonDollar.png240
Proprietor PokémonDollar.png80
Punk Couple PokémonDollar.png96
Punk Girl PokémonDollar.png48
Lumiose streets: PokémonDollar.png20
Punk Guy PokémonDollar.png48
Lumiose streets: PokémonDollar.png20
USUM: PokémonDollar.png32
PE: PokémonDollar.png28
Rangers PokémonDollar.png160
Rising Star PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png48
Roller Skater PokémonDollar.png32
Schoolboy PokémonDollar.png34 PokémonDollar.png60
Schoolgirl PokémonDollar.png32 PokémonDollar.png72
Scuba Diver PokémonDollar.png40
Secret Base Expert PokémonDollar.png60
Secret Base Trainer PokémonDollar.png20
Sky Trainer PokémonDollar.png100
Sootopolitan PokémonDollar.png120
Street Thug PokémonDollar.png32
Successor PokémonDollar.png160
Suspicious Child PokémonDollar.png32
Suspicious Lady PokémonDollar.png16
Suspicious Woman PokémonDollar.png140
Team Flare PokémonDollar.png140
Lysandre: PokémonDollar.png200
Tourist Older: PokémonDollar.png80
Younger: PokémonDollar.png72
Aether Branch Chief PokémonDollar.png120
Aether Foundation PokémonDollar.png240
Aether Foundation Employee PokémonDollar.png48
Aether President PokémonDollar.png240
Athletic Siblings PokémonDollar.png28 + 28
Bellhop PokémonDollar.png40
Capoeira Couple PokémonDollar.png88 + 88
Captain PokémonDollar.png120
Coach Trainer PokémonDollar.png100
Cook PokémonDollar.png40 PokémonDollar.png120
Dancing Family PokémonDollar.png12 + 40
Eevee User PokémonDollar.png88
Espeon User PokémonDollar.png40
Firefighter PokémonDollar.png40
Flareon User PokémonDollar.png40
Glaceon User PokémonDollar.png200
Golf Buddies PokémonDollar.png60 + 60
Golfer PokémonDollar.png60
Island Kahuna PokémonDollar.png160
Jolteon User PokémonDollar.png200
Kantonian Gym PokémonDollar.png32
Karate Family PokémonDollar.png12 + 32
Leafeon User PokémonDollar.png24
Master & Apprentice PokémonDollar.png68 + 88
Principal PokémonDollar.png96
Punk Pair PokémonDollar.png32 + 32
Rising Star Duo PokémonDollar.png48 + 48
Sightseer PokémonDollar.png60
Sparring Partners PokémonDollar.png32 + 32
Surfer PokémonDollar.png24
Swimmer Girls PokémonDollar.png24 + 24
Swimmers PokémonDollar.png24 + 24
Sylveon User PokémonDollar.png12
Team Aqua PokémonDollar.png280
Team Galactic PokémonDollar.png280
Team Magma PokémonDollar.png280
Team Rainbow Rocket PokémonDollar.png320
Team Rocket PokémonDollar.png96
Team Skull Battle 1: PokémonDollar.png40
Battle 3: PokémonDollar.png80
Tourist Couple PokémonDollar.png40 + 60
PokémonDollar.png32 + 60
Trial Guide PokémonDollar.png48
Ultra Forest Kartenvoy PokémonDollar.png48
Ultra Recon Squad PokémonDollar.png12
Umbreon User PokémonDollar.png200
Vaporeon User PokémonDollar.png200
Veteran Duo PokémonDollar.png88 + 88
Youth Athlete PokémonDollar.png28
Cabbie PokémonDollar.png120
Café Master Motostoke: PokémonDollar.png80
Hammerlocke: PokémonDollar.png120
Wyndon: PokémonDollar.png160
Colleagues PokémonDollar.png80 + 100
Daring Couple PokémonDollar.png120 + 96
Gym Challenger PokémonDollar.png140
Gym Trainer PokémonDollar.png96
League Staff PokémonDollar.png100
Macro Cosmos's Employees: PokémonDollar.png100
Oleana: PokémonDollar.png140
Rose: PokémonDollar.png200
Medical Team PokémonDollar.png120 + 120
Model PokémonDollar.png120
Music Crew PokémonDollar.png64 + 64
Postman PokémonDollar.png96
Dojo Master First battle: PokémonDollar.png140
Second battle: PokémonDollar.png200
Third battle: PokémonDollar.png400
Dojo Matron PokémonDollar.png160
Master Dojo Student PokémonDollar.png80
Leader/Gym Leader PokémonDollar.png99 PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png120
Blue: PokémonDollar.png160
PokémonDollar.png120 XY: PokémonDollar.png160
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png120
PokémonDollar.png160 (Rematch) PokémonDollar.png240
Blue: PokémonDollar.png280 (Rematch) PokémonDollar.png280
Elite Four PokémonDollar.png99 PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png120 PokémonDollar.png120 XY: PokémonDollar.png200
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png160
Champion PokémonDollar.png99 PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png200 XY: PokémonDollar.png240
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png200
PokémonDollar.png240 PokémonDollar.png240
Pokémon Trainer[1] PokémonDollar.png100 PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png100
Stat Trainers: PokémonDollar.png120
Red: PokémonDollar.png200
NB2W2, Cynthia: PokémonDollar.png200
Memory Link: PokémonDollar.png120
XY: PokémonDollar.png100
ORAS: PokémonDollar.png40
Trace (Battles 1-2): PokémonDollar.png20
Trace (Battle 3): PokémonDollar.png40
Trace (Battle 4): PokémonDollar.png60
Trace (Battle 5) :PokémonDollar.png80
MolayneSM/Archer: PokémonDollar.png100
Guzma/Plumeria/Ryuki/Mina: PokémonDollar.png120
Dexio/SinaMUM: PokémonDollar.png140
Gladion/Hau/Trace (Battle 6): PokémonDollar.png160
AnabelSM: PokémonDollar.png220
RedSMUSUM/Blue/Green: PokémonDollar.png280
Hop (Btl. 1-5): PokémonDollar.png80
Hop (Btl. 6-9)/Bede/Marnie (Btl. 1-2):PokémonDollar.png120
Hop (Btl. 10)/Marnie (Btl. 3-4)/Opal/Piers/Peony:PokémonDollar.png160
Hop (Rematches)/Leon:PokémonDollar.png240
Rival/Passerby Battles 1-3: PokémonDollar.png35 Battles 1-5: PokémonDollar.png60 Battles 1-3: PokémonDollar.png16 Battle 1: PokémonDollar.png100
Battles 4-7: PokémonDollar.png65 Battles 4-7: PokémonDollar.png36 Battles 2-7: PokémonDollar.png64
As Champion: PokémonDollar.png99 Battles 6-7: PokémonDollar.png100 As Champion: PokémonDollar.png100

Pokémon Colosseum and XD

For all Double Battles in Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD, the payout formula has an extra multiplier of two. This is the case for almost all battles with a cash reward in Colosseum and XD, except for two battles at the Pokémon HQ Lab in XD.

Trainer class Colo XD
Athlete PokémonDollar.png8
Bandana Guy PokémonDollar.png8
Beauty PokémonDollar.png10
Bodybuilder PokémonDollar.png12 PokémonDollar.png12
Casual Dude PokémonDollar.png10
Casual Guy PokémonDollar.png15
Chaser PokémonDollar.png10 PokémonDollar.png10
Cipher PokémonDollar.png50
Cipher Admin PokémonDollar.png50 PokémonDollar.png50
Cipher Cmdr PokémonDollar.png40
Cipher Head PokémonDollar.png50
Cipher Peon PokémonDollar.png20 PokémonDollar.png20
Cipher R&D PokémonDollar.png25
Cooltrainer PokémonDollar.png15 PokémonDollar.png15
Deep King PokémonDollar.png16
Fun Old Lady/Matron PokémonDollar.png16
Fun Old Man PokémonDollar.png16 PokémonDollar.png16
Grand Master PokémonDollar.png50
Guy PokémonDollar.png10
Hunter PokémonDollar.png8 PokémonDollar.png8
Kaminko Aide PokémonDollar.png30
Lady PokémonDollar.png10
Miror B.Peon PokémonDollar.png10
Mystery Troop/Spy PokémonDollar.png15 PokémonDollar.png15
Myth Trainer PokémonDollar.png50
Navigator PokémonDollar.png10
Pregymleader PokémonDollar.png30 PokémonDollar.png30
Researcher PokémonDollar.png20
Rich Boy PokémonDollar.png10
Rider PokémonDollar.png5 PokémonDollar.png5
Robo Groudon PokémonDollar.png35
Rogue PokémonDollar.png8 PokémonDollar.png15
Roller Boy PokémonDollar.png3
Sailor PokémonDollar.png8
Shady Guy PokémonDollar.png10
Snagem Head PokémonDollar.png50 PokémonDollar.png50
St.Performer PokémonDollar.png8
Supertrainer PokémonDollar.png50
Teacher PokémonDollar.png20
Team Snagem PokémonDollar.png5 PokémonDollar.png10
Thug PokémonDollar.png10
Wanderer PokémonDollar.png10
Worker PokémonDollar.png10 PokémonDollar.png10

Player character

Core series games

In the Generation I games, Generation II games, and Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, the amount of money lost when the player blacks out—whether or not in a Trainer battle or a wild battle—is simply half of the money the player has. In Pokémon FireRed, LeafGreen, and all games from Generation IV onwards, the money lost is calculated using the same formula for the NPC Trainers. Unlike NPC Trainers, however, for the player, Level is the highest level of any Pokémon in their party instead of simply the level of the last one—this is probably to prevent players from simply inserting a low-level Pokémon at the end of the party to minimize money lost.

Base payout is looked up using the following tables. In Generation VII, stamps essentially take the place of Badges, which means the payout depends on which trials the player has passed.

Badges Base payout
FRLG & Gen IV Gen V & VI
0 PokémonDollar.png8
1 PokémonDollar.png16
2 PokémonDollar.png24
3 PokémonDollar.png36
4 PokémonDollar.png48
5 PokémonDollar.png60 PokémonDollar.png64
6 PokémonDollar.png80
7 PokémonDollar.png100
8 PokémonDollar.png120
Stamp Base payout
None of the below PokémonDollar.png8
Melemele Trial PokémonDollar.png16
Akala Trial PokémonDollar.png32
Ula'ula Trial PokémonDollar.png56
Poni Trial PokémonDollar.png88
Island Challenge PokémonDollar.png120

For example, if the player has seven Badges and loses a battle with only a Level 96 Venusaur in their party, PokémonDollar.png9600 will be lost. The minimum amount of money that the player can lose is PokémonDollar.png8 (if the Pokémon with the highest level in the player's party is level 1 and the player has 0 Badges; 1×8=8), while the maximum is PokémonDollar.png12000 (if the Pokémon with the highest level in the player's party is level 100 and the player has 8 Badges; 100×120=12000).

If the player is currently holding less money than the amount calculated, they will simply lose all their money when they black out.

Pokémon Colosseum and XD

In Pokémon Colosseum, the amount of money lost when the player whites out is half of the money the player has.

In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, the amount of money lost when the player whites out is PokémonDollar.png16 × the level of the player's highest-level Pokémon.

In the anime

Pokémon Origins

Prize money was mentioned in the Pokémon Origins episode File 2: Cubone, where Red was seen buying a Magikarp from the Magikarp salesman on Route 4 with the prize money he had earned.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl arc

In Bombastic Bibarel & Heroic Hippopotas, Pearl decided to have take part in a Double Battle at the Seven Stars Restaurant after learning that winners get prize money, figuring it'd be nice to have some spare change.


  • The highest amount of prize money that can be received in a single battle is PokémonDollar.png345,600. This is possible by defeating Grand Duchess Diantha at the Battle Chateau while the Black Writ of Challenge, the Gold Writ of Invitation, and a Level 3, S, or MAX Prize Money O-Power is in effect, Happy Hour has been used, and a Pokémon holding an Amulet Coin or Luck Incense has participated in the battle.


  1. Pokémon Trainer is the Trainer class generally given to rivals introduced in Generation III and later.

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