Swimmer (Trainer class)

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かいパンやろう/ビキニのおねえさん Swimsuit Guy/Bikini Lady
VSSwimmer F.pngVSSwimmer M.png
VS models from Pokémon Sword and Shield
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
Stadium, Stadium 2
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.



In the core series

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Sprite from
Red and Blue
Sprite from
Sprites from
Generation II
Sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprites from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprites from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Sprites from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
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Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprites from
Generation II
Overworld sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald
Overworld sprites from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprites from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Overworld sprites from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
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Sprites from
Black and White
Sprites from
Black 2 and White 2
Male VS portrait from
Generation VI
Female VS portrait from
X and Y
Female VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
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Overworld sprites from
Generation V
Male Swimmer models from
X and Y
Male Swimmer model from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Icon on the PSS from
Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, and PGL
Female Swimmer models from
X and Y
Overworld model from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
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In-battle models from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
VS models from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
VS model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
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Overworld models from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
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VS model from
Generation VIII
Y-Comm profile images from
Generation VIII
Unedited sprites
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Sprite from
Generation II (Japanese & Korean)
Sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum (Japanese)
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver (Japanese)
  • In the Japanese versions of Gold, Silver, and Crystal and the Korean versions of Gold and Silver, the female Swimmers are winking. This was changed in the Western releases.
  • In the Japanese versions of Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver, the male Swimmers are wearing swim briefs. This was changed to swim shorts in the Western releases.

In other games

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


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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

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 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.


Swimmer's 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.


Akinori's 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 was used to battle Leo's Deino in Victory Road, but was defeated.

None of Seismitoad's moves are known.

Debut Hallway Hijinks


  • 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.

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

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:
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 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

Hoenn Ace Trainer*Aqua AdminSEASAqua LeaderSEASAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack Belt
Bug CatcherBug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDragon TamerElite FourExpertFisherman
GentlemanGuitaristHex ManiacHikerInterviewersKindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREOR
Magma LeaderREORNinja BoyOld CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPoké FanPoké ManiacPokémon Ranger
Pokémon TrainerPokémon BreederPsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchoolkid*Sis & Bro*Swimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTeammates*TriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Ace DuoORASBrains & BrawnORASBackpackerORASDelinquentORASFairy Tale GirlORASFare PrinceORASFree DiverORAS
LeadersORASLorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORASScuba DiverORAS
Secret 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 GirlGarçonGardenerMadameMaidMonsieurOwnerPreschoolerPunk Girl
Punk 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 BreederPokémon RangerPokémon TrainerPolice Officer*PsychicRancherRanchers*
ReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidScientistSkierSwimmerTeam Galactic Boss*
Team Galactic Grunt*Tower TycoonTuberTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoung CoupleYoungster
Arcade StarPtCastle ValetPtFactory HeadPtHall MatronPtMaidPtGAME FREAK'sBDSP
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBeautyB2W2BikerBlack BeltBoss TrainerB2W2Champion
ClerkCyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGuitaristB2W2Harlequin
Nursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN TrainerPoliceman
PreschoolerPsychicRich BoyRoughneckSchool KidScientistSmasherSocialiteStrikerSubway Boss
SwimmerTeam PlasmaTeam Plasma GruntThe RichesBWTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
Pokéstar Studios only:B2W2
A-list ActorActorActressBig StarCelebrityChic ActressChild StarComedianFine Actor
Movie 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
Battle Chateau ranks:
By male: BaronViscountEarlMarquisDukeGrand Duke
By female: BaronessViscountessCountessMarchionessDuchessGrand Duchess
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:
Battle ChatelaineLadyMadameMaidMonsieurRich Boy
Alola Ace DuoAce TrainerActorUSUMAether 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 PairReporterUSUMRising StarRising Star DuoScientistSightseer
SwimmerSwimmersSwimmer GirlsSylveon UserTeacherTeam AquaUSUMTeam FlareUSUMTeam GalacticUSUM
Team MagmaUSUMTeam PlasmaUSUMTeam SkullTeam Skull AdminTeam Skull BossTeam Skull Grunt
Trial GuideTwinsUmbreon UserVaporeon UserVeteranVeteran DuoWorkerYoungsterYouth Athlete
Capoeira CoupleUSUMDancing FamilyUSUMKantonian GymUSUMMaster & ApprenticeUSUM
Sparring PartnersUSUMSurferUSUMTeam 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 BeltCamperCollectorHikerLassMasked ManMasked WomanPoké Fan
Pokémon RangerPreschoolerPunk GirlRising StarScientistSightseerStreet ThugSwimmer
Team Aqua GruntTeam Galactic GruntTeam Magma GruntTeam Rocket GruntYoungster

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