Belle & Pa (Trainer class)

Belle & Pa
ぼくじょうおやこ Farm Parent and Child
Spr DP Belle and Pa.png
Belle and Pa sprite from Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Other names
Introduced in Generation IV
Appears in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Gender One female, one male
Counterpart Cowgirl, Rancher
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Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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Manga debut Knowledge of the Unown I (Adventures)

Belle & Pa (Japanese: ぼくじょうおやこ Farm Parent and Child) are a pair of Pokémon Trainers that debuted in the Generation IV games. They are a combination of a Rancher and Cowgirl, usually presented as father and daughter.

They raise a variety of different Pokémon used in Double Battles, usually being farmyard animals like Ponyta and Rapidash.


Sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Overworld sprites from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

Trainer list

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Belle and Pa first appear in Knowledge of the Unown I where they were working at the Pokémon News Press, with Pa being the editor-in-chief. Pa took a picture of Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum while trying to photograph Unown that were hovering over their heads to make a scoop of the discovery of a "previously undiscovered" species.

In Knowledge of the Unown II, they printed a comic starring the comedy duo Diamond and Pearl.

They make a cameo in Double Trouble with Dialga and Palkia V, battling a Steelix on Iron Island.


Pa is usually seen riding on this Gastrodon. It made a cameo in Double Trouble with Dialga and Palkia V, battling a Steelix.

None of Gastrodon's moves are known.

Debut Knowledge of the Unown I

In other languages

Language Title
  French Fille & Père
  German Mädel und Papa
  Italian Ranch Family
  Korean 목장가족 Mokjang Gajok
  Spanish Padre e Hija
  Vietnamese Pa và Shu

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
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
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