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Worker (Trainer class)

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さぎょういん Physical Worker
XY Worker A.pngXY Worker B.png
Art from X and Y
Other names はたらくおじさん Working Man (Japanese Generation III)
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
X and Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Colosseum, XD
Gender Male
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members {{{members}}}
Anime debut Genesect and the Legend Awakened
TCG debut [[ (TCG)|]]
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Manga debut Sandstorm (Adventures)

A Worker (Japanese: はたらくおじさん Working Man in Generation III, さぎょういん Physical Worker in Generation IV onwards) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation III games, where they appeared in Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. They later appeared in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. Workers can also appear in Johto's Battle Frontier.

They are generally depicted as young-to-middle-aged men with hardhats and tools. They appear to be similar to the Engineer class, but they use different Pokémon. They use Rock-, Fighting-, Steel-, and Ground-type Pokémon. In the Battle Subway and Battle Maison, they specialize in Pokémon benefiting from sandstorm.

In Black and White, some Workers dress in warmer clothing for colder climates, similar to the Ace Trainers that are on Route 217 and in Snowpoint Gym. They are mainly found in Cold Storage; they still use mainly Fighting-type Pokémon, but several also use Ice-type Pokémon. While the Cold Storage is no longer accessible in Black 2 and White 2, bundled-up Workers can still be found in places such as Twist Mountain. In the Battle Subway, these specialize in Ice-type Pokémon.


Colo Worker.png Spr DP Worker.png Spr BW Worker.png Spr B2W2 Worker.png
Model from
Sprite from
Generation IV*
Sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
XD Worker.png Worker IV OD.png Worker OD.png
Headshot from
Pokémon XD
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV*
Overworld sprite from
Generation V
Spr BW WorkerIce.png Spr B2W2 WorkerIce.png VSWorker A.pngVSWorker B.png
Sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
VS sprite from
Generation VI*
WorkerIce OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation V

Trainer list

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon X and Y

Pokémon Colosseum

Story Mode

Battle Mode

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

In the anime

A group of Workers appeared in Genesect and the Legend Awakened. Their work was interfered by flickering streetlights, caused by Genesect Army's actions at Pokémon Hills. Fortunately, their Ampharos was able to give them light with its tail, allowing the men to continue their work.


Worker's Gurdurr and Conkeldurr
Gurdurr and Conkeldurr
Gurdurr and Conkeldurr were seen helping their owners in their work.

None of Gurdurr and Conkeldurr's moves are known.

Debut Genesect and the Legend Awakened
Worker's Watchog
Watchog was seen guarding the Workers' worksite.

None of Watchog's moves are known.

Debut Genesect and the Legend Awakened
Worker's Ampharos
Ampharos was seen providing the Workers light when the streetlights started to flicker.

Ampharos's only known move is Flash.

Debut Genesect and the Legend Awakened

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Two Workers in Pokémon Adventures

The Workers make an appearance in Sandstorm. They were playing a game of card flip during their break. However, one of the Workers turns out to be a disguised Team Plasma Grunt. The Grunt was exposed and beaten by Grimsley.


Worker Petilil Adventures.png
Worker Swadloon Adventures.png

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Ouvrier
Germany Flag.png German Arbeiter
Italy Flag.png Italian Lavoratore
South Korea Flag.png Korean 작업원 Jakupwon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Obrero (IV)
Operario (V onwards)

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Johto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*BoarderBug CatcherBurglarCamper
ChampionExecutive*FirebreatherFisherman*GentlemanGuitaristHikerJugglerKimono GirlLass
LeaderMediumPicnickerPokéfanPoké Maniac*PKMN TrainerPoliceman*PsychicRivalSage
SailorSchool Kid*ScientistSkierSuper NerdSwimmerTeacherTeam Rocket Grunt*TwinsYoungster
Mystery ManCHGSS*
Double TeamHGSSElderHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Only in the Battle FrontierHGSS:

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollector
CowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdolJoggerLadyNinja Boy
Parasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN Ranger
RancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialite
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon

Hoenn Ace Trainer*Aqua AdminSEASAqua LeaderSEASAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack Belt
Bug CatcherBug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDragon TamerElite FourExpertFisherman
GentlemanGuitaristHex ManiacHikerInterviewersKindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREOR
Magma LeaderREORNinja BoyOld CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPoké FanPoké ManiacPokémon Ranger
Pokémon TrainerPokémon BreederPsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchoolkid*Sis and BroSwimmer
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
Arena TycoonDome AceFactory HeadPalace MavenPike QueenPyramid KingSalon Maiden
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:ORAS
ArtistBattle ChatelaineButlerChefFurisode GirlGarçonGardenerMadameMaidMonsieurOwnerPreschoolerPunk Girl
Punk GuyRising StarRoller SkaterSchoolboySchoolgirlScientistTouristVeteranWaitressWorker
Sinnoh Ace TrainerAroma LadyArtistBattle GirlBeautyBelle & PaBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCameraman
CamperChampionClownCollectorCommanderCowgirlCyclistDouble TeamDragon TamerElite Four
FishermanGalactic BossGalactic GruntGentlemanGuitaristHikerIdolInterviewersJoggerLadyLassLeader
Ninja BoyParasol LadyPicnickerPIPokéfanPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN Trainer
PolicemanPsychicRancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidScientistSkier
SocialiteSwimmerTower TycoonTuberTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoung CoupleYoungster
Arcade StarPtCastle ValetPtFactory HeadPtHall MatronPtMaidPt
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBeautyB2W2BikerBlack BeltBoss TrainerB2W2Champion
ClerkCyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGuitaristB2W2Harlequin
Nursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN TrainerPoliceman
PreschoolerPsychicRich BoyRoughneckSchool KidScientistSmasherSocialiteStrikerSubway Boss
SwimmerTeam PlasmaTeam Plasma GruntThe RichesBWTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
Pokéstar Studios Only:B2W2
A-list ActorActorActressBig StarCelebrityChic ActressChild StarComedianFine Actor
Movie StarNew ActressStar ActorSuit ActorUnique StarVeteran Star
Pokémon World Tournament Only:B2W2
Junior RepresentativeMaster RepresentativeSenior Representative
World ChampionWorld FinalistWorld Runner-up
Kalos Ace DuoAce TrainerArtistArtist FamilyBackpackerBattle GirlBeautyBlack BeltBrains & Brawn
ButlerChampionChefDriverElite FourFairy Tale GirlFishermanFurisode GirlGarçonGardener
Hex ManiacHikerHoneymoonersLassLeaderLumiose Gang MemberMysterious SistersOwner
Poké FanPoké Fan FamilyPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon RangerPokémon Trainer
PreschoolerPsychicPunk CouplePunk GirlPunk GuyRangersRising StarRoller Skater
SchoolboySchoolgirlScientistSky TrainerSuccessorSuspicious ChildSuspicious Lady
Suspicious WomanSwimmerTeam FlareTeam Flare AdminTeam Flare BossTeam Flare Grunt
Battle Chateau Ranks:
By Male: BaronViscountEarlMarquisDukeGrand Duke
By Female: BaronessViscountessCountessMarchionessDuchessGrand Duchess
Only in Battle Institute and Battle Maison:
Battle ChatelaineLadyMadameMaidMonsieurRich Boy

Orre Trainer classes
Area LeaderBodybuilderChaserCipher AdminCipher PeonCooltrainerFun Old ManHunterMt BtlMaster
Myth TrainerPregymleaderResearcherRiderRogueSim TrainerSupertrainerTeam SnagemSnagem HeadWorker
Colosseum only:
AthleteBandana GuyCipherCipher HeadDeep KingFun Old LadyGlasses ManGuyLadyLady in Suit
Miror B.PeonMystery TroopRich BoyRoller BoyShady GuySt.PerformerTeacher
XD: Gale of Darkness only:
BeautyCasual DudeCasual GuyCipher CmdrCipher R&DCurmudgeonGrand MasterKaminko Aide
MatronMystery ManNavigatorNewscasterRobo GroudonSailorSpyThugWanderer

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