Last modified on 16 December 2014, at 13:33

Poké Maniac (Trainer class)

This article is about the Trainer class. For the glitch type, see Pokémaniac (type).
Poké Maniac
かいじゅうマニア Monster Maniac
ORAS Poké Maniac.png
Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Other names PokéManiac (Generations I-III)
Introduced in Generation I
Appears in Red, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, and LeafGreen
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Stadium 2
Gender Male
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Bill, Kirk
Leo (Adventures)
Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut [[ (TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut Black & White chapter (Adventures)

A Poké Maniac or PokéManiac (Japanese: かいじゅうマニア Monster Maniac) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation I games. They were originally presented as strange boys with long hair in trenchcoats. In Generation III, they were changed so that they became cosplayers dressing up in beast-like costumes.

As their Japanese name implies, they tend to use Pokémon in the Monster Egg Group—such as Lairon, Lickitung and Charmander.

Notable Poké Maniacs

Bill and his father are commonly referred to as Poké Maniacs.

In Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver, Kirk (known as Mania in Generation II), a Poké Maniac from Cianwood City, is well known for his arrogance. Hearing of this, Silver stole one of his two Pokémon, a Sneasel. Kirk begs the player to take Shuckie, his Shuckle, for safekeeping. Depending on how well Shuckie is treated, Kirk may or may not ask for Shuckie to be given back.

Appearance

Spr RG PokéManiac.png Spr GS PokéManiac.png Spr RS PokéManiac.png Spr FRLG PokéManiac.png Spr HGSS Poké Maniac.png
Sprite from
Generation I
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
PokéManiac I OD.png PokéManiac II OD.png Fossil Maniac OD.png Super Nerd FRLG OD.png Poké Maniac OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
VSPoké Maniac.png S2 Pokémaniac.pngS2 Pokémaniac alt.pngS2 Pokémaniac Defeated.png
VS sprite from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Portraits from
Stadium 2

Trainer list

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow


Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal


Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire


Pokémon Emerald


Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen


Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver


Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire


In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Leo from Pokémon Adventures

Leo, a boy wearing a combination of Youngster and Poké Maniac clothes appears as a recurring character in the Black & White and Black 2 & White 2 chapters.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 怪獸狂 Guàishòu Kuáng
France Flag.png French Pokémaniac
Germany Flag.png German Pokémaniac
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokéfanatico
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓몬 매니아 Pocketmon Mania
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokémaníaco


Trainer classes in the Pokémon main series
Kanto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*Bug CatcherBurglarCamper*ChampionGSCFRLGHGSS
ChannelerCue BallElite FourGSCFRLGHGSSEngineerFishermanGamer*GentlemanHikerJugglerLass
LeaderGSCFRLGHGSSPicnicker*Poké Maniac*PKMN TrainerGSCPsychicRivalRocker
Rocket Boss*FRLGHGSSSailorScientistSuper NerdSwimmerTamerTeam Rocket Grunt*Youngster
BoarderHGSSDouble TeamHGSSFirebreatherGSCHGSSGuitaristGSCHGSSMediumGSCHGSSPokéfanGSCHGSS
School Kid*GSCHGSSSkierHGSSTeacherGSCHGSSTwinsGSCFRLGHGSS
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
Beta Trainer class:
ChiefRGBY
Sevii Islands Aroma LadyBikerBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCamperCool CoupleCooltrainerCrush Girl
Crush KinCue BallFishermanGentlemanHikerJugglerLadyLassPainterPicnickerPokéManiac
PKMN BreederPKMN RangerPsychicRuin ManiacScientistSis and BroSwimmerTamer
Team Rocket AdminTeam Rocket GruntTwinsTuberYoung CoupleYoungster
Only in Trainer Tower:
BeautyBurglarEngineerRockerSailorSuper Nerd
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
TuberVeteranWaiterWaitressWorker
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 ChatelaineButlerChefGarçonGardenerMaidMonsieurOwnerPreschoolerPunk Girl
Punk GuyRising StarRoller SkaterSchoolboySchoolgirlTouristWaitressWorker
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