Burglar (Trainer class)

かじばどろぼう Post-Fire Burglar
VSBurglar PE.png
VS model of Burglar from Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Other names かじばドロボウ Post-Fire Burglar (Generation II)
どろぼう Burglar (Generation III)
Introduced in Generation I
Appears in Red, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
FireRed and LeafGreen
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Stadium, Stadium 2
Gender Male
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Anime debut The Case of the K-9 Caper! (Series)
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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Manga debut Punching Poliwrath (Adventures)

A Burglar (Japanese: かじばどろぼう Post-Fire Burglar in Generations I, IV, and VII, かじばドロボウ Post-Fire Burglar in Generation II, どろぼう Burglar in Generation III and as the shortened name in Generation I) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation I games. They are generally depicted as suspicious men sneaking around with sacks thrown over their backs. In Generation I, they are only found on Cinnabar Island. Those in the burned-down Pokémon Mansion only challenge the player if they are talked to directly, not when they see the player. If defeated, they will sometimes drop an item as they flee. Burglars tend to give out large amounts of prize money.

They specialize in Fire-type Pokémon. They also use Koffing, which may be used as a quick escape method, similar to that of the anime's original series. In Pokémon Stadium 2, they specialize in using the move Thief.

In Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, Burglars battled outside of Gyms will award three Poké Balls along with prize money upon being defeated.


Sprites and models

In the core series

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Sprite from
Red and Blue
Sprite from
Prototype sprite from
Spaceworld '97 demo
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
VS model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver

In other games

Portrait from
Portrait from
Stadium 2

Trainer list

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

Pokémon Stadium

Pokémon Stadium 2

In the anime

A police officer dressed as a Burglar in the anime

In The Case of the K-9 Caper!, a police officer was dressed as a Burglar for a training exercise of Officer Jenny's Growlithe.

In the manga

A Burglar in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Yellow arc

In a flashback in Punching Poliwrath, a Burglar wanted to challenge Red to a battle after his win at the Indigo League, but he was considered to be a "boring" match.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 趁火打劫者 Chanfó Dágipjé
Mandarin 趁火打劫者 Chènhuǒ Dǎjiézhě
  French Pillard
  German Dieb
  Italian Scassinatore
  Korean 불난집 전문털이범 Bulnanjip Jeonmunteol-ibeom
  Portuguese Ladrão
  Spanish Ladrón

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Kanto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*Bug CatcherBurglarCamper*ChampionGSCFRLGHGSSPE
ChannelerElite FourGSCFRLGHGSSPEEngineerFishermanGamer*GentlemanGym Leader*GSCFRLGHGSSPE
HikerJugglerLassPicnicker*Poké Maniac*Pokémon Trainer*GSCPEPsychicRivalFRLGRockerRoughneck*
SailorScientistSuper NerdSwimmerTamerTeam Rocket Boss*FRLGHGSSPETeam Rocket Grunt*Youngster
BoarderHGSSDouble TeamHGSSFirebreatherGSCHGSSGuitaristGSCHGSSMediumGSCHGSS
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
Coach TrainerPEKarate MasterPEPunk GuyPETeam RocketPETeam Rocket AdminPE
Master TrainersPE
Unused Trainer class:
Sevii Islands Aroma LadyBikerBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCamperCool CoupleCooltrainerCrush Girl
Crush KinCue BallFishermanGentlemanHikerJugglerLadyLassPainterPicnickerPokéManiac
PKMN BreederPKMN RangerPsychicRuin ManiacScientistSis and BroSwimmerTamer
Team Rocket AdminTeam Rocket GruntTwinsTuberYoung CoupleYoungster
Trainer Tower only:
BeautyBurglarEngineerRockerSailorSuper Nerd
Johto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*BoarderBug CatcherBurglarCamper
ChampionExecutive*FirebreatherFisherman*GentlemanGuitaristHikerJugglerKimono GirlLass
LeaderMediumPicnickerPokéfanPoké Maniac*PKMN TrainerPoliceman*PsychicRivalHGSSSage
SailorSchool Kid*ScientistSkierSuper NerdSwimmerTeacherTeam Rocket Grunt*TwinsYoungster
Mystery Man*CHGSSDouble TeamHGSSElderHGSSPasserbyHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Battle Frontier only:HGSS

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollectorCowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdol
JoggerLadyNinja BoyParasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN RangerRancherReporter
Rich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialiteTuberVeteranWaiterWaitressWorker
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon

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