# Prize money

Prize money is the money that Trainers pays 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 battles in:

### 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 7700 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 16,800, 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 416 + 15,600 = 16,016. Taking on two Roughnecks with a Level 53 and Level 67 Koffing respectively would earn the player 1272 + 1608 = 2880. 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 both members of the Double Battle class are referred to 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 70 88 80 56 56 General XY: 80
Lumiose streets: 20
ORAS: 56
USUM: 32
General PE: 60
Cerulean Gym: 20
96
Biker 20 32 20 16 32
Bird Keeper 25 24 24 32 40 60
Blackbelt/Black Belt 25 24 24 24 32 General XY: 48
Lumiose streets: 20
ORAS: 32
USUM: 32
PE: 28
64
Boss 99 80 180 200 USUM: 120
PE: 160
Bug Catcher 10 16 12 16 16 12
Burglar 90 88 88 16 80
Channeler 30 32 40
Cooltrainer/Ace Trainer 35 48 48 60 60 XY: 100
ORAS: 60
USUM: 68
PE: 100
Cue Ball/Roughneck 25 32 24 24 28
Engineer 50 48 60
Fisherman/Fisher 35 40 40 32 32 XY: 56
ORAS: 32
USUM: 32
PE: 40
64
Gambler/Gamer/PI 70 72 120 120
Gentleman 70 72 72
S.S. Tidal: 200
200 200 200 USUM: 200
PE: 120
200
Grunt 30 40 20 40 40 40 USUM: 32
PE: 28
80
Hiker 35 32 36 32 32 XY: 56
ORAS: 32
USUM: 32
PE: 40
100
Jr. Trainer♂/Camper 20 20 20 16 16 20
Jr. Trainer♀/Picnicker 20 20 20 16 16 20
Juggler 35 40 40 32 40
Lass 15 24 16 16 16 XY: 24
ORAS: 16
USUM: 16
PE: 20
84
PokéManiac/Poké Maniac 50 60 48 64 28 48
Psychic 10 32 24 32 32 XY: 56
ORAS: 32
48
Rocker 25 24 28
Super Nerd 25 32 24 24 40
Swimmer 5 Male: 8
Female: 20
RSE: 8
FRLG: 4
16 16 16 24 64
Sailor 30 40 40 32 40 60
Scientist 50 100 48 32 48 72 48
Tamer 40 40 60
Youngster 15 16 16 16 16 XY: 24
ORAS: 16
USUM: 16
PE: 20
60
Boarder 72 32
Executive/Commander 72 80
Firebreather 48 32
Guitarist 32 32 24 32 28
Kimono Girl 72 120
Medium 40 48
Mysticalman/Mystery Man 100 120
Officer/Policeman/Police Officer 40 40 40 40 120
Pokéfan/Poké Fan 80 80 64 64 XY: 80
ORAS: 64
Sage 32 48
Schoolboy/School Kid/Schoolkid 32 32 20 20 20
Skier 72 32
Teacher 72 48 48
Twins 20 24 32 16 XY: 32
ORAS: 8
12 + 12
FRLG: 32
80 USUM: 120
PE: 100
Battle Girl 24 16 32 XY: 48
ORAS: 32
Bug Maniac 60 28
Collector 60 64 28 32
Cool Couple 48
Crush Girl 24
Crush Kin 48
Dragon Tamer 48 32 60
Expert 40 80
Hex Maniac 24 XY: 32
ORAS: 28
Interviewer/Interviewers 96 144 80 100 + 100
Kindler 32 32
Ninja Boy 12 8 16
Old Couple 80 160
Painter 16
Parasol Lady 40 32 32 32
Pokémon Breeder 40 48 BW: 48
B2W2: 32
XY: 64
ORAS: 40
40 General Galar: 96
Wild Area (Battle 1): 200
Wild Area (Battle 2 onwards): 300
Pokémon Ranger RSE: 48
FRLG: 36
60 60 XY: 80
ORAS: 60
Rich Boy 200 160 160 120
Ruin Maniac RSE: 60
FRLG: 48
48 28
Sis and Bro/Sis & Bro RSE: 24
FRLG: 8
20
Sr. and Jr./Teammates 32 48
Triathlete 40 40
Tuber 4 4 4
Winstrate RS: 20
E: 40
Victor/Victoria: 64
Vivi: 16
Vicky: 80
Young Couple 64
S.S. Tidal: 56
128 64
Artist 48 48 56 64
Belle & Pa 112
Cameraman 32 100*
Clown 24
Cowgirl 16
Cyclist 32 32
Double Team 240
Elder 120
Idol 72
Jogger 32
Maid 40 40
Poké Kid 8 48
Rancher 40
Reporter 40 40 100*
Socialite/Madame 200 200 200* 200 200
Veteran 80 80 140 88
Waiter 40
Waitress 32 40 64
Lumiose streets: 20
Worker 40 40 64 40 100
Actor 40
Backers 48
Backpacker 24 XY: 40
ORAS: 24
24 72
Baker 40
Boss Trainer 200
Clerk/Office Worker 40
Boss clerk: 80
40 Male: 80
Female: 100
Dancer 32 40 64
Depot Agent/Rail Staff 40 120
Doctor 60 120
GAME FREAK/GAME FREAK's 80 SM: 96 200
Harlequin 32
Hooligans 64
Hoopster 100
Infielder 100
Janitor 40
Geoff: 200
40
Linebacker 100
Motorcyclist 32
Musician 32 64
Nurse 40
Nursery Aide 40
Pilot 60
Preschooler 4 16 12
Smasher 100
Striker 100
Subway Boss 100
Team Plasma 180
BW N battle 3-4: 100
BW N battle 5: 200
280
The Riches 200
Ace Duo XY: 200
ORAS: 60
68 + 68
Artist Family 112
Brains & Brawn XY: 104
ORAS: 64
Butler 80
Chef 64
Lumiose streets: 20
Delinquent 32
Driver 64
Fairy Tale Girl XY: 32
ORAS: 16
Free Diver 40
Furisode Girl 72
Garçon 64
Lumiose streets: 20
Gardener 64
Honeymooners 144 60 + 60
Lorekeeper 100
Lumiose Gang Member 80
Monsieur 200*
Mysterious Sisters XY: 64
ORAS: 44
Owner 160
Lumiose streets: 20
Poké Fan Family 160
Pokémon Professor 140 240
Proprietor 80
Punk Couple 96
Punk Girl 48
Lumiose streets: 20
32
Punk Guy 48
Lumiose streets: 20
USUM: 32
PE: 28
Rangers 160
Rising Star 60 48
Roller Skater 32
Schoolboy 34 60
Schoolgirl 32 72
Scuba Diver 40
Secret Base Expert 60
Secret Base Trainer 20
Sky Trainer 100
Sootopolitan 120
Street Thug 32
Successor 160
Suspicious Child 32
Suspicious Woman 140
Team Flare 140
Lysandre: 200
280
Tourist Older: 80
Younger: 72
Aether Branch Chief 120
Aether Foundation 240
Aether Foundation Employee 48
Aether President 240
Athletic Siblings 28 + 28
Bellhop 40
Capoeira Couple 88 + 88
Captain 120
Coach Trainer 100
Cook 40 120
Dancing Family 12 + 40
Eevee User 88
Espeon User 40
Firefighter 40
Flareon User 40
Glaceon User 200
Golf Buddies 60 + 60
Golfer 60
Island Kahuna 160
Jolteon User 200
Kantonian Gym 32
Karate Family 12 + 32
Leafeon User 24
Master & Apprentice 68 + 88
Principal 96
Punk Pair 32 + 32
Rising Star Duo 48 + 48
Sightseer 60
Sparring Partners 32 + 32
Surfer 24
Swimmer Girls 24 + 24
Swimmers 24 + 24
Sylveon User 12
Team Aqua 280
Team Galactic 280
Team Magma 280
Team Rainbow Rocket 320
Team Rocket 96
Team Skull Battle 1: 40
Battle 3: 80
Tourist Couple 40 + 60
32 + 60
Trial Guide 48
Ultra Forest Kartenvoy 48
Umbreon User 200
Vaporeon User 200
Veteran Duo 88 + 88
Youth Athlete 28
Cabbie 120
Café Master Motostoke: 80
Hammerlocke: 120
Wyndon: 160
Colleagues 80 + 100
Daring Couple 120 + 96
Gym Challenger 140
Gym Trainer 96
League Staff 100
Macro Cosmos's Employees: 100
Oleana: 140
Chairman Rose: 200
Medical Team 120 + 120
Model 120
Music Crew 64 + 64
Postman 96
Blue: 160
120 XY: 160
ORAS: 120
160 (Rematch) 240
Blue: 280 (Rematch) 280
160
Elite Four 99 100 100 120 120 XY: 200
ORAS: 160
200
Champion 99 100 200 200 200 XY: 240
ORAS: 200
240 240
Pokémon Trainer[1] 100 60 100
Stat Trainers: 120
Red: 200
100
NB2W2, Cynthia: 200
XY: 100
ORAS: 40
Trace (Battles 1-2): 20
Trace (Battle 3): 40
Trace (Battle 4): 60
Trace (Battle 5) :80
MolayneSM/Archer: 100
Guzma/Plumeria/Ryuki/Mina: 120
Dexio/SinaMUM: 140
AnabelSM: 220
RedSMUSUM/Blue/Green: 280
Hop (Btl. 1-5): 80
Hop (Btl. 6-9)/Bede/Marnie (Btl. 1-2):120
Hop (Btl. 10)/Marnie (Btl. 3-4)/Piers:160
Shielbert/Sordward:200
Hop (Rematches)/Leon:240
Rival/Passerby Battles 1-3: 35 Battles 1-5: 60 Battles 1-3: 16 Battle 1: 100
Battles 4-7: 65 Battles 4-7: 36 Battles 2-7: 64
As Champion: 99 Battles 6-7: 100 As Champion: 100

#### 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 8
Bandana Guy 8
Beauty 10
Bodybuilder 12 12
Casual Dude 10
Casual Guy 15
Chaser 10 10
Cipher 50
Cipher Cmdr 40
Cipher Peon 20 20
Cipher R&D 25
Cooltrainer 15 15
Deep King 16
Fun Old Man 16 16
Grand Master 50
Guy 10
Hunter 8 8
Kaminko Aide 30
Miror B.Peon 10
Mystery Troop/Spy 15 15
Myth Trainer 50
Navigator 10
Researcher 20
Rich Boy 10
Rider 5 5
Robo Groudon 35
Rogue 8 15
Roller Boy 3
Sailor 8
St.Performer 8
Supertrainer 50
Teacher 20
Team Snagem 5 10
Thug 10
Wanderer 10
Worker 10 10

## 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.

FRLG & Gen IV Gen V & VI
0 8
1 16
2 24
3 36
4 48
5 60 64
6 80
7 100
8 120
Stamp Base payout
None of the below 8
Melemele Trial 16
Akala Trial 32
Ula'ula Trial 56
Poni Trial 88
Island Challenge 120

For example, if the player has seven Badges and loses a battle with only a Level 96 Venusaur in their party, 9600 will be lost. The minimum amount of money that the player can lose is 8 (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 12000 (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 16 × the level of the player's highest-level Pokémon.

## In the anime

### In 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.

## Trivia

• The highest amount of prize money that can be received in a single battle is 345,600. 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.

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