Policeman (Trainer class)

おまわりさん Policeman
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Policeman Sprite from Black 2 and White 2
Other names Officer (Generation II)
Introduced in Generation II
Appears in Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
Stadium 2
Gender Male
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A Policeman (Japanese: おまわりさん Policeman), known as an Officer in Generation II, is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation II games. They are police officers, with flashlights and baton, that only battle at night in Generations II and IV. It could be said that their counterpart is the Joggers, who can only be battled in the morning.

They specialize in using Growlithe in Generation II and its remakes, a possible reference to the anime's Officer Jenny. In Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, they use a combination of the Hoothoot and Machop families. In Generation V, they tend to use Pokémon with canine traits, including the aforementioned Growlithe; possibly an allusion to police dogs. In the Battle Subway, they specialize in defensive Pokémon sets primarily relying on status conditions, and in the early stages, Fighting- and Steel-type Pokémon.

Although they weren't Trainers, they also appeared as guards to Saffron City and tried to arrest a Team Rocket Grunt in Vermilion City in Pokémon Red and Blue (replaced by Officer Jenny in Pokémon Yellow), and their remakes Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. Another NPC by the name of Officer Johnson played a minor role in guarding the Cipher members that Duking arrested in Pokémon Colosseum.


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Generation IV
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Trainer list

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

In the manga

Falkner as a Policeman in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Falkner, aside from being a Gym Leader, is also a member of the police force.

In Buzz Off, Electabuzz!, a couple of officers make a cameo when the Pokémon kidnapped by Lt. Surge were returned to their original Trainers.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Koya is a member of the International Police, as well as a Pokémon Trainer.

A bunch of policemen who are led by Looker appear in Charon Must Be Stopped! where they attempt to arrest Charon, the new leader of Team Galactic. However, Charon is too strong as he was able to take out the policemen's Pokémon easily.


Policeman's Machoke
The policemen sent out Machoke to take on Charon. However, by the time Hareta and Koya went to face Charon, Machoke was already defeated by his powerful Pokémon army.
Debut Charon Must Be Stopped
Policeman's Bastiodon
The policemen sent out Bastiodon to take on Charon. Similar to Machoke, Bastiodon was beaten by Charon's powerful Pokémon army by the time Hareta and Koya arrived.
Debut Charon Must Be Stopped

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Policier (II)
Agent (IV, V)
Germany Flag.png German Wächter (II)
Polizist (IV, V)
Italy Flag.png Italian Guardia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 경찰관 Gyeongchalgwan
Spain Flag.png Spanish Policía

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