Skier (Trainer class)

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スキーヤー Skier
Spr HGSS Skier.png
Skier sprite from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Other names
Introduced in Generation II
Appears in Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Stadium 2
Gender Both*
Counterpart Boarder*
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Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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Manga debut {{{manga}}}

A Skier (Japanese: スキーヤー Skier) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation II games. They look like young women (and, in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, young men) dressed in winter clothing and on skis.

At first, they appeared to be the female counterparts of Boarders. However, in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, they appeared in both genders as Skiers. The male Skier also looks nearly identical to a Boarder in outfit design.

In Generation II, these Trainers are only seen in the Mahogany Gym; in HeartGold and SoulSilver, an additional Skier can be found in the Seafoam Islands. In Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, they are found on Routes 216 and 217.

They mainly specialize in Ice-type Pokémon, although in Diamond and Pearl, they also use Pokémon of other types.


Spr GS Skier.png Spr DP Skier M.pngSpr DP Skier F.png Spr HGSS Skier.png S2 Skier.pngS2 Skier alt.pngS2 Skier alt2.png
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprites from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Portraits from
Stadium 2
Skier II OD.png Skier m OD.pngSkier f OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprites from
Generation IV

Trainer list

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Pokémon Stadium 2

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

A Skier appeared in Disagreeable Graveler, where he noticed Platinum skiing through Route 216. He wanted to help her out, but she declined, claiming that she could do it on her own. As Platinum almost crashed into him twice, he gave up.


Skier's Abra
Abra is the Skier's only known Pokémon. It is usually seen sitting on his head. When Platinum was about to crash into him, he had Abra teleport her away, and did so again when Platinum was about to crash into him again.

Abra's only known move is Teleport.

Debut Disagreeable Graveler


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 滑雪者 Waahtsyutjé
Mandarin 滑雪者 Huáxuězhě
France Flag.png French Skieur ()
Skieuse ()
Germany Flag.png German Skifahrer
Italy Flag.png Italian Sciatore ()
Sciatrice ()
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스키선수 Ski Seonsu
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Esquiador ()
Esquiadora ()
Spain Flag.png Spanish Esquiador ()
Esquiadora ()

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Kanto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*Bug CatcherBurglarCamper*ChampionGSCFRLGHGSSPE
ChannelerElite FourGSCFRLGHGSSPEEngineerFishermanGamer*GentlemanGym Leader*GSCFRLGHGSSPE
HikerJugglerLassPicnicker*Poké Maniac*Pokémon Trainer*GSCPEPsychicRivalRocker
Roughneck*SailorScientistSuper NerdSwimmerTamerTeam Rocket Grunt*Youngster
BoarderHGSSDouble TeamHGSSFirebreatherGSCHGSSGuitaristGSCHGSSMediumGSCHGSSPokéfanGSCHGSS
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
Coach TrainerPEKarate MasterPEPunk GuyPETeam RocketPETeam Rocket AdminPE
Master TrainersPE
Beta Trainer class:
Johto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*BoarderBug CatcherBurglarCamper
ChampionExecutive*FirebreatherFisherman*GentlemanGuitaristHikerJugglerKimono GirlLass
LeaderMediumPicnickerPokéfanPoké Maniac*PKMN TrainerPoliceman*PsychicRivalSage
SailorSchool Kid*ScientistSkierSuper NerdSwimmerTeacherTeam Rocket Grunt*TwinsYoungster
Mystery ManCHGSS*
Double TeamHGSSElderHGSSPasserbyHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Battle Frontier only:HGSS

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollector
CowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdolJoggerLadyNinja Boy
Parasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN Ranger
RancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialite
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 BreederPokémon RangerPokémon TrainerPolice 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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