Backers (Trainer class)

ファンクラブ Fan Club
Spr B2W2 Backers M.pngSpr B2W2 Backers F.png
Male and female Backer sprites from Black 2 and White 2
Other names
Introduced in Generation V
Appears in Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
Gender Two males or two females
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members {{{members}}}
Anime debut
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut {{{manga}}}

Backers (Japanese: ファンクラブ Fan Club) are a pair of Pokémon Trainers introduced in Generation V. Backers consist of two cheerleaders that battle together in Double Battles. They can be either two males or two females. They are usually found in Nimbasa City at the sporting events in the Big Stadium and Small Court, cheering on for a team.

They specialize in a variety of different Pokémon. In the Big Stadium and Small Court, they will use the same Pokémon as the athletes they are cheering for, most likely to show their dedication as fans.



Sprites from
Black and White
Sprites from
Black 2 and White 2
Overworld sprites from
Generation V

Trainer list

Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2


  • They are the only Double Battle Trainer class that has both a male and female version.

In other languages

Language Title
  French Supporters ()
Pompom Girls ()
  German Anhänger
  Italian Fan
  Korean 팬클럽 Fan Club
  Spanish Hinchas ()
Animadoras ()

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBikerBlack BeltChampionClerk
CyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGym Leader*
NurseNursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPokémon Trainer*Policeman
PreschoolerPsychicRich BoyRoughneckSchool KidScientistSmasherSocialiteStrikerSubway Boss
SwimmerTeam PlasmaTeam Plasma GruntThe RichesBWTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
BeautyB2W2Boss TrainerB2W2GuitaristB2W2
Pokéstar Studios only:B2W2
A-list ActorActorActressBig StarCelebrityChic ActressChild StarComedian
Fine ActorMovie StarNew ActressStar ActorSuit ActorUnique StarVeteran Star
Pokémon World Tournament only:B2W2
Junior RepresentativeMaster RepresentativeSenior Representative
World ChampionWorld FinalistWorld Runner-up
Blueberry Academy only:SV
BB League ChampionBB League Elite FourBlueberry Academy Director
DirectorInstructorLeague ClubStudentTop Champion
  This Trainer Class article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.