Battle Girl (Trainer class)

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Battle Girl
バトルガール Battle Girl
ORAS Battle Girl.png
Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver*
Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire
Gender Female only
Male Counterpart Black Belt
Notable members Shauna
Anime debut A Meditite Fight!
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut Verily Vanquishing Vileplume I (Adventures)
Clash! Hareta vs. Koya (Diamond and Pearl Adventure!)

A Battle Girl (Japanese: バトルガール Battle Girl) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation III games. They are generally depicted as young girls or young women, dressed in midriff-baring crop tops and shorts, traditional Kung Fu uniforms in Black and White, or blue karate gis in X and Y, and striking a fighting pose.

Gyms and battle facilities aside, they use Fighting-type Pokémon exclusively. In the Battle Subway, they specialize in Fighting-, Fire-, and Steel-type Pokémon. In the Battle Maison, they specialize in Fighting-, Fire-, and Rock-type Pokémon.

The character Shauna from the episodes A Meditite Fight! and Just One of the Geysers is based on this class.

In general, their male counterparts appear to be Black Belts. In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, a nearly identical sort of Trainer called Crush Girl (Japanese: かくとうむすめ Fighting Girl) appeared.

Computer technician Bebe uses the Battle Girl's sprite, which seems to have inspired her design in the TCG.


Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
Generation IV
Sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
VS portrait from
X and Y
VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV
Overworld sprite from
Generation V
Overworld model from
X and Y
Icon on the PSS from
X and Y
Icon on the PSS from
Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, and PGL


Art from X and Y

Trainer list

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon X and Y

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In the anime

Shauna, a Battle Girl in the anime
Main article: Shauna (Hoenn)

Shauna, a minor recurring character training under Brawly of Dewford Gym, is based on Dewford Gym's Tessa from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. They both share the same Japanese name, シノブ Shinobu. Tessa's English name was changed to Jocelyn in Pokémon Emerald, but her Japanese name remained the same.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

A Battle Girl in the Emerald chapter of Pokémon Adventures

Emerald chapter

In Verily Vanquishing Vileplume I, a Battle Girl named Cyndy (Yukari in the Chuang Yi translation) was seen battling Bug Catcher James in the Battle Dome. Though the outcome of that battle was unknown, Cyndy was known to have lost a match at some point, thus eliminating her from the tournament.

Makuhita is Cyndy's only known Pokémon. It was seen battling James's Weezing in the Battle Dome.

Makuhita's only known move is Arm Thrust.

Debut Verily Vanquishing Vileplume I

Diamond & Pearl chapter

A Battle Girl was one of the contestants who partook in the Super Contest.

The Battle Girl chose Machop as her Pokémon in the Super Contest.

None of Machop's moves are known.

Debut Perturbed by Pachirisu

Platinum chapter

A Battle Girl briefly appeared with her Meditite at the Battle Frontier

Meditite appeared with its Trainer where they were training at the Battle Frontier.

None of Meditite's moves are known.

Debut Clobbering Claydol

HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter

A Battle Girl was amongst the people visiting the Safari Zone in Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

A Battle Girl in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

A Battle Girl was Hareta's opponent during the Sinnoh Pokémon League Tournament. She ends up fighting well but in the end, Hareta managed to come out on top.


Kirlia was the first revealed Pokémon the Battle Girl sent out. It managed to put Hareta's Misdreavus to sleep and somehow placed Hareta to sleep which made the audience laugh at him. The outcome of the battle was unknown as it was not shown whether or not Kirlia was able to knock out Misdreavus.

Kirlia's only known move is Hypnosis.

Debut Clash! Hareta vs. Koya
Heracross was the second revealed Pokémon the Battle Girl sent out. It went up against Hareta's Luxio where after a long hard fought battle, it was beaten by Luxio's super-charged Thunder.

Heracross's only known move is Take Down.

Debut Clash! Hareta vs. Koya

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 對戰女孩 Deuijin Néuihhàaih *
Mandarin 對戰女孩 Duìzhàn Nǚhái *
格鬥少女 Gédòu Shàonǚ *
對戰少女 / 对战少女 Duìzhàn Shàonǚ *
戰鬥少女 Zhàndòu Shàonǚ *
  French Combattante
  German Kämpferin
  Italian Combat Girl
  Korean 배틀걸 Battle Girl
  Polish Waleczna Dziewczyna
  Brazilian Portuguese Lutadora
  Spanish Luchadora
  Vietnamese Cô gái thiện chiến

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 TeamHGSSElderHGSSPasserbyHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Battle Frontier only:HGSS

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 & Bro*Swimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTeammates*TriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Ace DuoORASBrains & BrawnORASBackpackerORASDelinquentORASFairy Tale GirlORASFare PrinceORASFree DiverORAS
LeadersORASLorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORASScuba DiverORAS
Secret Base ExpertORASSecret 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 BossGentlemanGuitaristHikerIdolInterviewersJoggerLadyLassLeader
Ninja BoyParasol LadyPicnickerPIPokéfanPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN TrainerPoliceman
PsychicRancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidScientistSkierSocialite
SwimmerTeam Galactic GruntTower 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
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:
Battle ChatelaineLadyMadameMaidMonsieurRich Boy

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