Type expert

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A type expert (Japanese: タイプエキスパート type expert) is a Pokémon Trainer who specializes in just one type. These Trainers are most commonly Gym Leaders, Trial Captains, Island Kahunas, or members of the Elite Four. There are also some Trainer classes that specialize in one type, such as Bug Catchers, who specialize solely in training and battling with Bug-type Pokémon.

In the Pokémon anime, two former traveling companions of Ash aim to become type experts, with Misty wanting to specialize in the Water type and Iris aspiring to be a great Dragon-type specialist. In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, the Type Expert Tournament at the Pokémon World Tournament features type experts from all of the core series regions known at the time.

Bug-type experts

Bugsy with his Bug-type Pokémon in Pokémon Adventures


Dark-type experts

Nanu, Grimsley, and their Dark-type Pokémon in the Pokémon Masters Trailer

Dragon-type experts

Iris and Drayden with their Dragon-type Pokémon in Pokémon Adventures

Electric-type experts

Lt. Surge with his Raichu in the anime

Fairy-type experts

Valerie with her Fairy-type Pokémon in the anime


Fighting-type experts

Bea with her Fighting-type Pokémon in the anime

Fire-type experts

Artwork of Flannery with her Torkoal

Flying-type experts

Y, a Sky Trainer, with her Fletchling in Pokémon Adventures


Ghost-type experts

Acerola with her Mimikyu in the Pokémon Trading Card Game


Grass-type experts

Erika with her Vileplume in the Pokémon Trading Card Game


Ground-type experts

Giovanni with his Ground-type Pokémon in Pokémon Adventures


Ice-type experts

Lorelei with her Ice-type Pokémon in Pokémon Adventures

Normal-type experts

Whitney with her Miltank in the anime


Poison-type experts

Team Rocket Grunts with their Poison-type Pokémon in Pokémon Generations

Psychic-type experts

Tate and Liza with their Psychic-type Pokémon in Pokémon Adventures

Rock-type experts

Brock with his Rock-type Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game


Steel-type experts

Artwork of Steven with his Mega Metagross


Water-type experts

Wallace with his Water-type Pokémon in Pokémon Adventures

See also

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