Cameraman (Trainer class)

カメラマン Cameraman
VS model from Sword and Shield
Other names
Introduced in Generation IV
Appears in Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Sword and Shield
Gender Male only
Female Counterpart Reporter
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Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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Manga debut Hareta's Very First Pokémon Battle!! (DP Adventure!)

A Cameraman (Japanese: カメラマン Cameraman) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation IV games. They are young men working as television cameramen.

Cameramen are the male counterparts of Reporters. When paired with Reporters in Double Battles, they are called Interviewers. In Generation VIII, they appear exclusively as a part of this Trainer class, except in the Battle Tower.

They specialize in Electric-type Pokémon.


Sprite from
Generation IV
VS model from
Sword and Shield
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV
Y-Comm profile image from
Generation VIII

Trainer list

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Cameramen, as standalone Trainers, appear exclusively in the Battle Tower. They use the same set of Pokémon that Youngsters and Reporters do.

See more List of Battle Tower Trainers (Generation VIII)/Youngster

In the anime

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

In Assistant, a Cameraman was at a café in Wyndon.

In the manga

Two Cameramen from Pocket Monsters DP

Pocket Monsters DP

Two Cameramen appeared in Pocket Monsters DP.


  • In Pokémon Platinum, Cameraman Tevin (along with Reporter Kinsey) can be found in these Pokémon Center locations around Sinnoh:
Sunday, Saturday: Fight Area
Monday: Eterna City
Tuesday, Friday: Hearthome City
Wednesday, Thursday: Jubilife City
  • In Pokémon Platinum, there is data for a battle with Cameraman Tevin with a level 6 Machop, but it is completely inaccessible.[1]

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 攝影師 Sipyíng Sī
Mandarin 攝影師 / 摄影师 Shèyǐng Shī
  French Caméraman
  German Kameramann
  Italian Cameraman
  Korean 카메라맨 Cameraman
  Brazilian Portuguese Fotógrafo*
  Spanish Cámara


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

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
Galar ArtistBackpackerBeautyBlack BeltCabbieCafé MasterCameramanChampionColleaguesCookDancerDaring Couple
DoctorFisherGAME FREAK'sGym ChallengerGym LeaderGym TrainerGentlemanHikerInterviewersLassLeague Staff
Macro Cosmos'sMadameMedical TeamModelMusic CrewMusicianOffice WorkerPoké KidPokémon Breeder
Pokémon TrainerPolice OfficerPostmanRail StaffReporterSchoolboySchoolgirlSwimmerTeam Yell GruntWorkerYoungster
Expansion Pass only:
Dojo MasterDojo MatronMaster Dojo Student

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