Triathlete (Trainer class)

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トライアスリート Triathlete
ORAS Triathlete Biker.pngORAS Triathlete Runner.png
Triathlete (cycling and running) art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Gender Both*
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A Triathlete (Japanese: トライアスリート Triathlete) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation III games. They come in male and female versions, and are generally men and women in sunglasses and skin-tight workout clothing. The cycling Triathletes seem to be the equivalent of Bikers and Cyclists, the running Triathletes seem to complement that of Joggers, and the swimming Triathletes are similar to Swimmers, although actual Swimmers do also appear in the game.

In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, only the male variants appear.

Triathletes come in three different varieties, and each type uses different Pokémon:


Spr RS Triathlete Biker M.pngSpr RS Triathlete Biker F.png Spr RS Triathlete Runner M.pngSpr RS Triathlete Runner F.png Spr RS Triathlete Swimmer M.pngSpr RS Triathlete Swimmer F.png
Sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Triathlete Biker m OD.pngTriathlete Biker f OD.png Triathlete Runner m OD.pngTriathlete Runner f OD.png Swimmer m RSE OD.pngSwimmer f RSE OD.png
Overworld sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
VSTriathlete Biker.png VSTriathlete Runner.png VSTriathlete Swimmer.png
VS portraits from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire


ORAS Triathlete Swimmer.png
Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Trainer list

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming, Emerald faced a virtual male Triathlete at the Battle Factory.

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

A Triathlete appeared in Enta Arrives at the Battle Frontier!.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 鐵人三項運動員 Tiěrénsānxiàng Yùndòngyuán
France Flag.png French Triathlète
Germany Flag.png German Triathlet
Italy Flag.png Italian Triatleta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 트라이애슬리트 Triathlete
Spain Flag.png Spanish Triatleta

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Pokémon TrainerPokémon BreederPsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchoolkid*Sis & Bro*Swimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTeammates*TriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Ace DuoORASBrains & BrawnORASBackpackerORASDelinquentORASFairy Tale GirlORASFare PrinceORASFree DiverORAS
LorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORASScuba DiverORASSecret Base ExpertORAS
Secret Base TrainerORASSootopolitanORASStreet ThugORAS
Battle Frontier only:E
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Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:ORAS
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Punk GuyRising StarRoller SkaterSchoolboySchoolgirlScientistTouristVeteranWaitressWorker

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