Rail Staff (Trainer class)

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Rail Staff
てつどういん Railroad Staff
VSRail Staff.png
VS model from Generation VIII
Other names Depot Agent (Generation V)
Introduced in Generation V
Appears in Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
Sword and Shield
Gender Male
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A Rail Staff (Japanese: てつどういん Railroad Authority), known as a Depot Agent in Generation V, is a type of Trainer class introduced in Generation V. They are men who work with railroads. They tend to use Ground-type Pokémon that specialize in digging underground, such as Diglett and Drilbur, in reference to their career of working in subways. In the Battle Subway, some of them specialize in Electric- and Steel-type Pokémon.

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, Rail Staff keep their Pokémon in Dusk Balls. In Double Battles, a Rail Staff can team up with a Beauty to form a Daring Couple. In the Battle Tower, Rail Staff specialize in Rock-, Steel-, and Fire-type Pokémon.


Sprites and models

Spr BW Depot Agent.png Spr B2W2 Depot Agent.png VSRail Staff.png
Depot Agent sprite from
Black and White
Depot Agent sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
VS model from
Generation VIII
Depot Agent OD.png Y-Comm Profile Rail Staff.png
Depot Agent overworld sprite from
Generation V
Y-Comm Profile image from
Generation VIII

Trainer list

Pokémon Black and White

See also: List of Battle Subway Trainers/Depot Agent

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon Sword and Shield

In the manga

A Rail Staff in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

In Crackle!! Practice Battle, a Rail Staff watched as Leon attempted to herd the Wooloo away from the Wedgehurst Station, but to no avail.

In Cracked!! The Rusted Sword and Shield, a Rail Staff at Hammerlocke Station was paid by Bede for using the railway.


  • In Pokémon GO, a Rail Staff (formerly Depot Agent) refers to a Trainer who has caught at least 10 Steel-type Pokémon.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鐵路員工 Titlouh Yùhngūng
Mandarin 鐵路員工 / 铁路员工 Tiělù Yuángōng
France Flag.png French Cheminot (VIII)
Contrôleur (V)
Germany Flag.png German Bahnangestellter (VIII)
Eisenbahner (V)
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Petugas Stasiun
Italy Flag.png Italian Ferroviere (VIII)
Ferroviario (V)
South Korea Flag.png Korean 역무원 철도원 Cheoldowon
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Agente Ferroviário (GO*)
Ferroviário (GO*)
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ferroviario

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
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
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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