Channeler (Trainer class)

きとうし Shaman
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VS model from Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Other names Medium (Stadium)
Introduced in Generation I
Appears in Red, Blue, and Yellow
FireRed and LeafGreen
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Gender Female
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A Channeler (Japanese: きとうし Shaman) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that have only appeared in the Generation I games and their remakes. They are generally depicted as Shinto priestesses. They scared people away from Pokémon Tower and were possibly unwittingly helping Team Rocket make their base in the tower. Their strange behavior when challenging the player, and their subsequent reaction after being defeated, seems to imply that they were possessed by the ghosts they used while battling. In fact, some Channelers apologize after battle, saying, "I was possessed!" when spoken to.

They specialize in Ghost-type Pokémon, specifically Gastly and Haunter.

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

In Pokémon Stadium, they are known as Mediums, which may lead to a confusion with a similar Trainer class introduced later. They wear white robes and carry Gohei to help channel spirits.


Sprites and models

In the core series

Sprite from
Red and Blue
Sprite from
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
VS model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen

In other games

Medium portrait from

Trainer list

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

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

Pokémon Stadium

In the TCG

Full Art print of Channeler
Main article: Channeler (Unified Minds 190)

Channeler was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sun & Moon Series (the Japanese SM Era). It was first released in the Japanese Miracle Twin expansion before debuting in English in the Unified Minds expansion, with artwork by TOKIYA. It was also released as a Full Art card in the same Japanese and English expansion, with artwork by the same artist. It allows the player to remove additional effects of attacks on their Pokémon.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 祈禱師 Kèihtóusī
Mandarin 祈禱師 / 祈祷师 Qídǎoshī
  French Exorciste
  German Exorzistin
  Indonesian Dukun
  Italian Medium
  Korean 주술사 Jusulsa
Portuguese   Brazil Exorcista
  Portugal Xamã
  Spanish Exorcista

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:

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