Trainer House

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Trainer House トレーナーハウス
Trainer House
"The Club for Top Trainer Battles"
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Location: Viridian City
Region: Kanto
Generations: II, IV
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Location of Trainer House in Kanto.
Pokémon world locations

The Trainer House (Japanese: トレーナーハウス Trainer House) is a two-story building, located in Viridian City in Kanto. It only appears in the Generation II games and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, taking the place of the Pokémon academy from the Generation I games and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

Built near Indigo Plateau, the final destination for many Pokémon Trainers, the Trainer House provides a place for Trainers to battle in a controlled environment. According to visitors on the first floor of the building, the best Trainers gather here. These Trainers turn out to be real-life friends of the player, whose own parties are submitted to the game through Mystery GiftGSC or the PokéwalkerHGSS.


Generation II

In the Generation II games, the player may only battle once per day. As a regular Trainer battle, if the opponent has a Pokémon that the player has not seen before, they are registered as "Seen" in their Pokédex.

The Trainer in the basement will be the last person who the player used Mystery Gift with, with their team being whatever Pokémon were in the other person's party at the time. Only the Pokémon's species, levels, and moves are transferred—the Pokémon do not retain their nicknames, held items, stats (including IVs), gender, Shiny coloration, or form (in the case of Unown).

Performing Mystery Gift with Pokémon Pikachu 2 GS does not affect the Trainer House, leaving the current Trainer unchanged. If the player most recently performed Mystery Gift with Pokémon Stadium 2, Carrie appears in the Trainer House, using one of three possible parties (determined at the time Mystery Gift is performed). If the player has never used Mystery Gift before (except possibly with Pokémon Pikachu 2 GS), the Trainer will be Cal, using the following team:

Several glitches can affect the Trainer that appears in the Trainer House.

Generation IV

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the player will initially find only Ace Trainer Cal in the basement of the Trainer House. When the player connects their Pokéwalker with another person's and then resyncs it back to their game, the other Trainer and their Pokémon will appear in the basement of the Trainer House. A maximum of ten additional Trainers besides Cal may be gathered in this way.

Other Trainers' teams will consist of whatever Pokémon (including held items) were in their party when they sent their Pokémon to the Pokéwalker, with the level of Pokémon capped at level 50. After a battle, all Pokémon will be restored to full health and held items restored. Players will earn no experience or money, but they will receive 1 Battle Point for winning. If an opponent has a Pokémon that the player has not seen before, the Pokémon will not be added to the Pokédex.

Through the use of two Pokéwalkers, connected to the player's game and a friend's, the player can battle themself by connecting the Pokéwalkers and receiving a gift from the friend's Pokéwalker.

Below is Cal's team in these games.



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HeartGold Trainer House 1F HGSS.png Trainer House B1F HGSS.png


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Generation II Generation IV

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France Flag.png French Club des Dresseurs
Germany Flag.png German Trainer-Haus
Italy Flag.png Italian Casa Allenatore
South Korea Flag.png Korean 트레이너하우스 Teureineo Hauseu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Casa del Entrenador

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