Tamer (Trainer class)

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もうじゅうつかい Fierce Beast User
VSTamer PE.png
VS model from Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Other names
Introduced in Generation I
Appears in Red, Blue, and Yellow
FireRed and LeafGreen
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Gender Male
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Anime debut
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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Manga debut Punching Poliwrath (Adventures)

A Tamer (Japanese: もうじゅうつかい Fierce Beast User) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation I games. They are men with whips and lollipops who generally use a variety of Pokémon that are based on real-life fierce beasts.

In Pokémon Stadium, they specialize in Pokémon with moves with a high critical-hit ratio, like Slash and Crabhammer.


Sprites and models

In the core series

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Spr RG Tamer.png Spr Y Tamer.png Spr FRLG Tamer.png VSTamer PE.png
Sprite from
Red and Blue
Sprite from
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
VS model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Juggler I OD.png Tamer OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen

In other games

SJP Tamer.png
Portrait from

Trainer list

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

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

Pokémon Stadium

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

A Tamer made a cameo appearance in a flashback in Punching Poliwrath. He was one of the Trainers who wanted to challenge Red to a battle after his win at the Indigo League, but he was considered to be a "boring" match.


  • Some Tamers using Sandslash could be a reference to a comedy by William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew.
  • Tamers are the only Trainers introduced in Generation I to still be shown holding whips in the remakes.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 馴獸師 Sèuhnsausī
Mandarin 馴獸師 / 驯兽师 Xúnshòushī
France Flag.png French Dompteur
Germany Flag.png German Dompteur
Italy Flag.png Italian Domatore
South Korea Flag.png Korean 맹수 조련사 Maengsu Joryeonsa
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Domador
Spain Flag.png Spanish Domador

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
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
Coach TrainerPEKarate MasterPEPunk GuyPETeam RocketPETeam Rocket AdminPE
Master TrainersPE
Unused 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

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