GAME FREAK (Trainer class)

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ゲームフリーク Game Freak
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Morimoto's and Nishino's sprites from Black 2 and White 2
Other names
Introduced in Generation V
Appears in Black and White
Black 2 and White 2
Gender Male
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GAME FREAK (Japanese: ゲームフリーク Game Freak) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation V games.

In the games

Game Freak employees appear in each of the main series games, with their headquarters on the third floor of the Celadon Condominiums. In the games in which Kanto is not visitable, they appear on vacation, with a group in Lilycove City, staying in the Cove Lily Motel, and a single member staying at the Hotel Grand Lake in Valor Lakefront. The main reason to visit them is to obtain a diploma, awarded after the completion of the Pokédex. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the sound designer gives the GB Sounds after the player has obtained all 8 Kanto Badges.

Game Freak has its own building in Castelia City in Pokémon Black and White, where a character representing Shigeki Morimoto can be battled after stopping Team Plasma. Game Freak is found on 22F, just like in their real-world office in Carrot Tower. In Black 2 and White 2, aside from Morimoto, another employee which is based on Kōji Nishino can also be fought. Nishino uses a Snorlax as his highest leveled Pokémon, a reference to his nickname カビゴン Kabigon, after which Snorlax is named. In the English versions, he calls himself Snorlax.

Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pre-Hall of Fame

Post-Hall of Fame


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Morimoto's overworld sprite from
Generation V
Nishino's overworld sprite from
Generation V


  • Morimoto's Pokemon all have Speed and Nishino's Pokémon all have HP as their highest base stat respectively.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French GAME FREAK
Germany Flag.png German GAME FREAK
Italy Flag.png Italian GAME FREAK
South Korea Flag.png Korean 게임프리크 Game Freak
Spain Flag.png Spanish GAME FREAK

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