Rancher (Trainer class)

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ぼくじょうおじさん Ranch Man
VSRancher BDSP.png
VS model from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Other names
Introduced in Generation IV
Appears in Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Gender Male only
Female Counterpart Cowgirl
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A Rancher (Japanese: ぼくじょうおじさん Ranch Man) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation IV games. They are depicted as middle-aged men, wearing cowboy hats and overalls, and carry pitchforks. Most are found near Solaceon Town.

Ranchers are the male counterparts of Cowgirls. When one of each is paired in a Double Battle, they are called Ranchers.

Unlike many other Trainer classes, Ranchers do not seem to specialize in any certain type of Pokémon.


Sprites and models

Spr DP Rancher.png VSRancher BDSP.png
Sprite from
Generation IV
VS model from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Rancher OD.png Rancher BDSP OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV
Overworld model from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Trainer list

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

See more: List of Battle Tower Trainers (Diamond and Pearl)/Rancher

Pokémon Platinum

See more: List of Battle Frontier Trainers (Generation IV)/Rancher

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

See more: List of Battle Tower Trainers (Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl)/Rancher


  • Individual Ranchers, as well as Cowgirls, have Western names in the Japanese versions.
  • The Generation VII design for the male Pokémon Breeders resembles the Rancher class.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 牧場大叔 Muhkchèuhng Daaihsūk
Mandarin 牧場大叔 / 牧场大叔 Mùchǎng Dàshū
France Flag.png French Fermier
Germany Flag.png German Farmer
Italy Flag.png Italian Fattore
South Korea Flag.png Korean 목장아저씨 Mokjang Ajeossi
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ranchero

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
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

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

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