Swimmer (Trainer class)

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Swimmer
かいパンやろう/ビキニのおねえさん Swimsuit Guy/Bikini Lady
VSSwimmer F BDSP.pngVSSwimmer M BDSP.png
VS models from Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Other names
Introduced in Generation I
Appears in Red, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, and LeafGreen
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Sword and Shield
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Stadium, Stadium 2
Battrio
Masters EX
Gender Both
Counterpart Beauty (Female)RBYPE
Notable members Lizabeth*
Akinori, Jack (Adventures), Marlon
Anime debut The Cuteness Quotient!
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut Wake Up—You're Snorlax! (Adventures)

A Swimmer is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation I games. Originally, the only Swimmers to appear in-game were male—Swimmer ♂ (Japanese: かいパンやろう Swimsuit Guy)—but in Generation II, female swimmers, Swimmer ♀ (Japanese: ビキニのおねえさん Bikini Lady) were introduced. Swimmers are found in the sea, usually just off the coast, and in some Gyms. From Generations II through IV, they were formatted as Swimmer♂ and Swimmer♀. They specialize in Water-type Pokémon.

When female Swimmers are paired with male Tubers in Double Battles, they are called Sis & Bros. Pairs of one male and one female Swimmer are known as Swimmers, while a pair of two female Swimmers is known as Swimmer Girls.

In FireRed and LeafGreen, Beauties from Generation I games on water routes were reassigned as Swimmer♀. This was reverted in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, though they now wear a swimsuit when encountered on these routes.

In Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon, Sword, and Shield, they keep their Pokémon in Dive Balls.

In Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, Swimmers will award three Poké Balls along with prize money upon being defeated.

Gallery

In the core series

Artwork

XY Swimmer M.png XY Swimmer F.png ORAS Swimmer F.png SM Swimmers TOKIYA.png
Male Swimmer art from
Generation VI
Female Swimmer art from
X and Y
Female Swimmer art from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Art from Sun and Moon by TOKIYA

Sprites and models

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Spr RG Swimmer.png Spr Y Swimmer.png Spr GS SW97 Swimmer M.pngSpr GS SW97 Swimmer F.png Spr GS Swimmer F JP.png Spr GS Swimmer M.pngSpr GS Swimmer F.png Spr RS Swimmer M.pngSpr RS Swimmer F.png Spr FRLG Swimmer M.pngSpr FRLG Swimmer F.png
Sprite from
Red and Blue
Sprite from
Yellow
Prototype sprites from
Spaceworld '97 demo
Female sprite from
Generation II (Japanese & Korean)
Sprites from
Generation II
Sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprites from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Swimmer I OD.png Swimmer m II OD.pngSwimmer f II OD.png Swimmer m RSE OD.pngSwimmer f RSE OD.png Swimmer m FRLG OD.pngSwimmer f FRLG OD.pngSwimmer m land FRLG OD.pngSwimmer f land FRLG OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprites from
Generation II
Overworld sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald
Overworld sprites from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Spr DP Swimmer M JP.png Spr DP Swimmer M.pngSpr DP Swimmer F.png Spr HGSS Swimmer M JP.png Spr HGSS Swimmer M.pngSpr HGSS Swimmer F.png Spr BW Swimmer M.pngSpr BW Swimmer F.png Spr B2W2 Swimmer M.pngSpr B2W2 Swimmer F.png
Male sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum (JP)
Sprites from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Male sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver (JP)
Sprites from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Sprites from
Black and White
Sprites from
Black 2 and White 2
Swimmer m IV OD.pngSwimmer f IV OD.png Swimmer m HGSS OD.pngSwimmer f HGSS OD.png Swimmer m V OD.pngSwimmer f V OD.png
Overworld sprites from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Overworld sprites from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Overworld sprites from
Generation V
VSSwimmer M VI.png VSSwimmer F XY.png VSSwimmer F ORAS.png
Male VS portrait from
Generation VI
Female VS portrait from
X and Y
Female VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Swimmer m XY OD.pngSwimmer m 2 XY OD.png Swimmer m ORAS OD.png ORAS Swimmer M Icon.png Swimmer f XY OD.pngSwimmer f 2 XY OD.png Swimmer F ORAS OD.png
Male overworld models from
X and Y
Male overworld model from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Icon on the PSS from
Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, and PGL
Female overworld models from
X and Y
Female overworld model from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Spr SM Swimmer M.pngSpr SM Swimmer F black.pngSpr SM Swimmer F yellow.png VSSwimmer M SM.pngVSSwimmer F black SM.pngVSSwimmer F yellow SM.png
High-poly models from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
VS models from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Swimmer m SM OD.pngSwimmer f black SM OD.pngSwimmer f yellow SM OD.pngSwimmer m 2 SM OD.pngSwimmer f black 2 SM OD.pngSwimmer f yellow 2 SM OD.png
Overworld models from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
VSSwimmer PE.png VSSwimmer M.pngVSSwimmer F.png VSSwimmer M BDSP.pngVSSwimmer F BDSP.png
VS model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
VS models from
Sword and Shield
VS models from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Y-Comm Profile Swimmer M.pngY-Comm Profile Swimmer F.png Swimmer M BDSP OD.pngSwimmer F BDSP OD.png
Y-Comm profile images from
Sword and Shield
Overworld models from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

In other games

Artwork

Battrio Swimmer M.pngBattrio Swimmer F.png
Artwork from Battrio

Sprites and models

S2 SwimmerM.pngS2 Swimmer M alt.png S2 SwimmerF.pngS2 Swimmer F alt.pngS2 Swimmer F alt2.png Spr Masters Swimmer M.pngSpr Masters Swimmer F.png VSSwimmer M Masters.pngVSSwimmer F Masters.png
Swimmer♂ portraits from
Stadium and Stadium 2
Swimmer♀ portraits from
Stadium 2
Overworld models from
Masters EX
VS models from
Masters EX

Trainer list

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow


Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal


Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire


Pokémon Emerald


See more: List of Battle Frontier Trainers (Generation III)/Swimmer

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl


Pokémon Platinum


Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver


Pokémon Black and White


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2


Pokémon X and Y


Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire


Pokémon Sun and Moon


Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon


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


Pokémon Sword and Shield


Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl


Pokémon Stadium


Pokémon Stadium 2


In the anime

Swimmers in the anime

Main series

In The Cuteness Quotient!, multiple Swimmers were among the audience spectating the Friendship Festival.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 清水理沙 Risa Shimizu
English Amber May


Pokémon Origins

In File 3: Giovanni, Red defeated a male Swimmer in a battle.

Pokémon

Swimmer's Seadra
Seadra
Seadra is the Swimmer's only known Pokémon. It was defeated in a battle by Red's Charmeleon, despite having the type advantage.

None of Seadra's moves are known.

Debut File 3: Giovanni

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Red, Green & Blue chapter

A Swimmer in Pokémon Adventures

A Swimmer first appeared in Wake Up—You’re Snorlax!, participating in the Bicycle race, during which he was impeded by a Snorlax sleeping in an inconvenient spot.

Yellow chapter

A Swimmer appeared in Breath of the Dragonair Part 1 and Breath of the Dragonair Part 2, where he broke his leg before a surfing contest and lent Yellow his Slowpoke. A Q&A section of the Netkun website once revealed this Swimmer's name as Akinori.

A female Swimmer in Pokémon Adventures

Ruby & Sapphire chapter

Main article: Jack (Adventures)

Swimmer Jack debuts in this chapter, trying to look for a Feebas.

Emerald chapter

In Interesting Interactions Involving Illumise, Emerald faces a virtual female Swimmer as his second battle at the Battle Factory.

Black & White chapter

A male Swimmer was seen amongst the Trainers entering Victory Road in Dream a Little Dream. In the following round, he was shown with a Seismitoad, but was defeated by Leo's Deino, eliminating him from the Pokémon League tournament.

Pokémon

Akinori's Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Akinori was originally going to use Slowpoke for a surfing contest but broke his leg and lent it to Yellow instead. After the contest got interrupted and before the battle with Lance, Yellow returned Slowpoke to Akinori.

Slowpoke's only known move is Surf.

Debut Breath of the Dragonair Part 1
Swimmer's Seismitoad
Seismitoad
Seismitoad was used to battle Leo's Deino in Victory Road, but was defeated.

None of Seismitoad's moves are known.

Debut Hallway Hijinks

Trivia

  • Because of the lack of female Swimmers, female Trainers encountered on water routes in Generation I are of the Beauty and Jr. Trainer♀ classes. Female Swimmers use unique models in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, but are still referred to as Beauties.
  • For the first time in Generation V, male Swimmers are depicted with swim shorts in a Japanese release. In previous games, they were depicted wearing swim briefs, which would sometimes be changed into swim shorts for international releases.
  • In Pokémon GO, a Swimmer refers to a Trainer who has caught at least 10 Water-type Pokémon.
  • The male and blond female swimmers from Alola were designed by TOKIYA.[1]

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 泳褲小伙子 Wihngfu Síufójí ()
比基尼姐姐 Béigēinèih Jèhjē ()
Mandarin 泳褲小伙子 / 泳裤小伙子Yǒngkù Xiǎohuǒzi ()
比基尼姐姐 Bǐjīní Jiějie ()
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Plavec ()
Finland Flag.png Finnish Uikkarimies ()
France Flag.png French Nageur ()
Nageuse ()
Germany Flag.png German Schwimmer ()
Schwimmerin ()
Greece Flag.png Greek Κολυμβητής Kolymvitís ()
Κολυμβήτρια Kolymvítria ()
Italy Flag.png Italian Nuotatore ()
Nuotatrice ()
South Korea Flag.png Korean 수영팬티 소년 Suyeong Panty Sonyeon ()
비키니 아가씨 Bikini Agassi ()
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Nadador ()*
Cara de Sunga ()*
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Nadador ()
Nadadora ()
Spain Flag.png Spanish Nadador ()
Nadadora ()
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Người mặc đồ bơi


References

  1. TOKIYA's deleted tweet [1]


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*GSCPEPsychicRivalFRLGRockerRoughneck*
SailorScientistSuper NerdSwimmerTamerTeam Rocket Boss*FRLGHGSSPETeam Rocket Grunt*Youngster
BoarderHGSSDouble TeamHGSSFirebreatherGSCHGSSGuitaristGSCHGSSMediumGSCHGSS
PokéfanGSCHGSSSchool Kid*GSCHGSSSkierHGSSTeacherGSCHGSSTwinsGSCFRLGHGSS
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
Coach TrainerPEKarate MasterPEPunk GuyPETeam RocketPETeam Rocket AdminPE
Master TrainersPE
Unused 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*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

Hoenn Ace Trainer*Aqua AdminSEASAqua LeaderSEASAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack Belt
Bug CatcherBug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDragon TamerElite FourExpertFisherman
GentlemanGuitaristHex ManiacHikerInterviewers*KindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREOR
Magma LeaderREORNinja BoyOld CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPoké Fan*Poké Maniac*Pokémon Breeder*
Pokémon Ranger*Pokémon Trainer*PsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchoolkid*Sis & Bro*Swimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTeammates*TriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Ace DuoORASBrains & BrawnORASBackpackerORASDelinquentORASFairy Tale GirlORASFare PrinceORAS
Free DiverORASLeadersORASLorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORAS
Scuba DiverORASSecret Base ExpertORASSecret Base TrainerORASSootopolitanORASStreet ThugORAS
Battle Frontier only:E
Arena TycoonDome AceFactory HeadPalace MavenPike QueenPyramid KingSalon Maiden
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:ORAS
ArtistBattle ChatelaineButlerChefFurisode GirlGarçonGardenerMadameMaidMonsieurOwnerPreschooler
Punk GirlPunk GuyRising StarRoller SkaterSchoolboySchoolgirlScientistTouristVeteranWaitressWorker
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
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBikerBlack BeltChampionClerk
CyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanHarlequin
HikerHooligansHoopsterInfielderJanitorLadyLassLeaderLinebackerMaidMotorcyclistMusician
NurseNursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN TrainerPoliceman
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
Kalos Ace DuoAce TrainerArtistArtist FamilyBackpackerBattle GirlBeautyBlack BeltBrains & Brawn
ButlerChampionChefDriverElite FourFairy Tale GirlFishermanFurisode GirlGarçonGardener
Hex ManiacHikerHoneymoonersLassLeaderLumiose Gang MemberMysterious SistersOwner
Poké FanPoké Fan FamilyPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon RangerPokémon Trainer
PreschoolerPsychicPunk CouplePunk GirlPunk GuyRangersRising StarRoller Skater
SchoolboySchoolgirlScientistSky TrainerSuccessorSuspicious ChildSuspicious Lady
Suspicious WomanSwimmerTeam FlareTeam Flare AdminTeam Flare BossTeam Flare Grunt
TouristTwinsVeteranWaitressWorkerYoungster
Battle Chateau ranks:
By male: BaronViscountEarlMarquisDukeGrand Duke
By female: BaronessViscountessCountessMarchionessDuchessGrand Duchess
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:
Battle ChatelaineLadyMadameMaidMonsieurRich Boy
Unused Trainer classes:
Ace SurferSwimmers
Alola Ace DuoAce TrainerAether Branch ChiefAether FoundationAether Foundation Employee
Aether PresidentAthletic SiblingsBackpackerBeautyBellhopBlack BeltCaptainCollectorCookDancer
Eevee UserElite FourEspeon UserFirefighterFishermanFlareon UserGAME FREAKGentlemanGlaceon User
Golf BuddiesGolferHikerHoneymoonersIsland KahunaJanitorJolteon UserKarate FamilyLassLeafeon User
MadameOffice WorkerPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon TrainerPolice OfficerPreschooler
PrincipalPunk GirlPunk GuyPunk PairRising StarRising Star DuoScientistSightseerSwimmerSwimmers
Swimmer GirlsSylveon UserTeacherTeam SkullTeam Skull AdminTeam Skull BossTeam Skull Grunt
Trial GuideTwinsUmbreon UserVaporeon UserVeteranVeteran DuoWorkerYoungsterYouth Athlete
ActorUSUMCapoeira CoupleUSUMDancing FamilyUSUMKantonian GymUSUMMaster & ApprenticeUSUM
ReporterUSUMSparring PartnersUSUMSurferUSUMTeam AquaUSUMTeam FlareUSUMTeam GalacticUSUM
Team MagmaUSUMTeam PlasmaUSUMTeam Rainbow RocketUSUMTeam Rainbow Rocket GruntUSUM
Tourist CoupleUSUMUltra Forest KartenvoyUSUltra Recon SquadUSUM
Battle Tree, Battle Royal Dome, and Battle Agency only:
Battle LegendPokémon Center LadyPro Wrestler
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


Pasio Trainer classes
Ace TrainerBeautyBlack BeltCamperCollectorHex ManiacHikerLassMasked ManMasked WomanPoké Fan
Pokémon RangerPreschoolerPunk GirlRising StarScientistSightseerStreet ThugSwimmer
Team Aqua GruntTeam Galactic GruntTeam Magma GruntTeam Plasma GruntTeam Rocket GruntYoungster


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