Super Nerd (Trainer class)

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Super Nerd
理科系のおとこ Science Man
VSSuper Nerd PE.png
VS model from Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Other names Nerd (Stadium)
Introduced in Generation I
Appears in Red, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
FireRed and LeafGreen
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Stadium, Stadium 2
Gender Male
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Conway (anime)
Miles (Adventures)
Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut Whacked by Marowak! (Adventures)

A Super Nerd (Japanese: 理科系のおとこ Science Man) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation I games. They are generally depicted as skinny young men with long hair and glasses, and are grown-up male Schoolkids.[1] In HeartGold and SoulSilver, they are accompanied by a remote-controlled robotic Pikachu holding a Poké Ball. The HeartGold and SoulSilver version of the Super Nerd class also resembles a skinnier version of Generation IV's Collectors.

They generally use a combination of Poison-, Electric-, and Fire-type Pokémon. In Pokémon Stadium, they specialize in Pokémon knowing Selfdestruct or Explosion.

In Pokémon Stadium, they are referred to as Nerds.

Appearance

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Spr RG Super Nerd.png Spr Y Super Nerd.png Spr GS Super Nerd.png Spr FRLG Super Nerd.png Spr HGSS Super Nerd.png VSSuper Nerd PE.png SJP Super Nerd.png
Sprite from
Red and Blue
Sprite from
Yellow
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
VS model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Nerd portrait from
Japanese Stadium
Rocker I OD.png Super Nerd II OD.png Scientist FRLG OD.png Super Nerd OD.png S2 Super Nerd.pngS2 Super Nerd alt.pngS2 Super Nerd Defeated.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Portraits from
Stadium 2

Trainer list

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow


Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal


Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen


Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver


Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

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Pokémon Stadium


Pokémon Stadium 2


In the anime

In the main series

Conway

Conway, a recurring character, seems to be based on the Super Nerd class. He first appeared in Tag! We're It!. Later, he appeared in the Pokémon Summer Academy arc from Camping It Up! through One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!. He became Ash's official rival during the Lily of the Valley Conference in the episodes An Old Family Blend through Working on a Right Move!, where he lost to Ash. Unlike the Super Nerds featured in the games, he is not known to own any Poison-, Electric-, or Fire-type Pokémon. However, he did train a Venonat during the Pokémon Summer Academy.

A Super Nerd in Pokémon Origins

In Pokémon Origins

Super Nerd Miguel appeared briefly in File 2: Cubone. He was shown hogging the Dome and Helix Fossils when Red was at Mt. Moon. Red battled him off-screen, after which he presumably gave Red one of his Fossils.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Miles in the Yellow chapter

Miles (Japanese: アキヒト Akihito), known as William in Chuang Yi's translations, a minor recurring character in the Pokémon Adventures manga, belongs to the Super Nerd class. He first appears in Whacked by Marowak! where he is disguised as Red, punches Erika and reveals himself before taking away Pika. He uses a coat of rubbery stocking to shield himself from the Pikachu's attacks, as well as Marowak, Paras, and Persian to escape from and confound the citizens of Celadon City. He is later defeated in Paras Sight by Yellow's Pokémon coupled with the timely arrival of Misty, Brock, Erika, and Blaine, and Yellow gets Pika back from him. In As Gastly as Before, he is taken away by a Gastly and it is revealed (after Blue saves him) that he was hired by Agatha of the Elite Four. Weeks later, in Take a Chance on Chansey, Miles wakes up at Cinnabar Gym, where Camper Evan is taking care of him while Blaine is absent. He then tells Evan that he was the first to find Red frozen on Mt. Moon, and it was here that he found bits of Red's clothing that contained his scent to fool Pika.

In Oh, It's Ho-Oh!, Miles and his Persian and Evan and his Haunter are seen having a quick battle with Evan emerging as the victor. They are revealed to be taking part in the next Pokémon League and because they do not have Gym Badges, they have to take part in the preliminary tournament. However, because of the attack caused by the Masked Man, the Pokémon League tournament was canceled and they never got a chance to compete.

He and Evan also made a cameo appearance in Double Down Deoxys, visiting Blaine for a while.

Pokémon

Miles's Marowak
Marowak
Marowak was first seen attacking the townsfolk. Later, it used repeated Bonemerangs on Yellow. It was later seen in Take a Chance on Chansey, where it attempted to use Bone Club on Red when he was frozen in Mt. Moon to free him, but to no avail.

Marowak's known moves are Bonemerang and Bone Club.

Debut Whacked by Marowak!
Miles's Paras
Paras
Paras attacked Yellow to prevent her from getting Pika. It assisted Marowak by using Poison Powder on its bone.

Paras known moves are Spore, Stun Spore, and Poison Powder.

Debut Purrrr-sian
Miles's Persian
Persian
Persian was the third Pokémon revealed in Miles's possession. It attacked Yellow to prevent her from getting Pika. Persian's Screech was able to negate Yellow's sense of hearing. Later in the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter, Persian battled Evan's Haunter at the Indigo Plateau and lost.

Persian's known moves are Fury Swipes, Screech, and Feint Attack.

Debut Purrrr-sian

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 理科男 Léihfō Nàahm
Mandarin 理科男 Lǐkē Nán *
理工科的男生 Lǐgōngkē de Nánshēng *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Overnørd
Finland Flag.png Finnish Supernörtti
France Flag.png French Intello
Germany Flag.png German Tüftler (VII)
Streber (I-IV)
Italy Flag.png Italian Cervellone
South Korea Flag.png Korean 이과계의 남자 Igwagye-ui Namja
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Super Nerd (manga)
Supernerd (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cerebrito (VII)
Científico (IV)
Supernecio (III)
Súper Necio (I-II)
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Nhà khoa học

References


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
School Kid*GSCHGSSSkierHGSSTeacherGSCHGSSTeam Rocket Boss*FRLGHGSSTwinsGSCFRLGHGSS
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSSBattle MasterPE
Coach TrainerPEGrand MasterPEKarate MasterPEPunk GuyPETeam Rocket AdminPE
Master TrainersPE
Beta Trainer class:
ChiefRGBY
Sevii Islands Aroma LadyBikerBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCamperCool CoupleCooltrainerCrush Girl
Crush KinCue BallFishermanGentlemanHikerJugglerLadyLassPainterPicnickerPokéManiac
PKMN BreederPKMN RangerPsychicRuin ManiacScientistSis and BroSwimmerTamer
Team Rocket AdminTeam Rocket GruntTwinsTuberYoung CoupleYoungster
Trainer Tower only:
BeautyBurglarEngineerRockerSailorSuper Nerd
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 TeamHGSSElderHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Battle Frontier only:HGSS

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollector
CowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdolJoggerLadyNinja Boy
Parasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN Ranger
RancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialite
TuberVeteranWaiterWaitressWorker
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon


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