Triathlete (Trainer class)

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トライアスリート Triathlete
ORAS Triathlete Runner.pngORAS Triathlete Swimmer.png
Triathlete (running and swimming) 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:



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

Sprites and models

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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
Triathlete Runner ORAS OD.png Triathlete Swimmer ORAS OD.png
Overworld models from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Trainer list

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

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

Special Trainers

  • Triathlete Donte or Triathlete Amira may randomly be recruited as an Apprentice at the Battle Tower. Here, players may customize their team and can eventually either team up with or battle against them.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

A male and a female cycling Triathlete in Pokémon Adventures

Ruby & Sapphire arc

A male and a female cycling Triathlete appeared in I'm Your Biggest Fan, Donphan.

Emerald arc

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


Tuber's Poliwhirl
Poliwhirl was used by a virtual female Tuber at the Battle Factory, but was defeated by Emerald.

None of Poliwhirl's moves are known.

Debut Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming
Tuber's Slaking
Slaking was used by a virtual female Tuber at the Battle Factory, but was defeated by Emerald. It was then rented by Emerald in exchange for his Farfetch'd.

None of Slaking's moves are known.

Debut Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming
Tuber's Sableye
Sableye was used by a virtual female Tuber at the Battle Factory, but was defeated by Emerald.

None of Sableye's moves are known.

Debut Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming

Pokémon Battle Frontier

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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鐵人三項運動員 Tityàhn-Sāamhohng Wahnduhngyùhn
Mandarin 鐵人三項運動員 Tiěrén-Sānxiàng Yùndòngyuán
France Flag.png French Triathlète
Germany Flag.png German Triathlet
Italy Flag.png Italian Triatleta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 트라이애슬리트 Triathlete
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Triatleta
Spain Flag.png Spanish Triatleta

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
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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

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