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きとうし Shaman
VSChanneler PE.png
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.



Spr RG Channeler.png Spr Y Channeler.png Spr FRLG Channeler.png VSChanneler PE.png SJP Channeler.png
Sprite from
Red and Blue
Sprite from
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
VS model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Medium portrait from
Channeler I OD.png Channeler III OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen

Trainer list

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

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

Pokémon Stadium


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 祈禱師 Kèihtóusī
Mandarin 祈禱師 / 祈祷师 Qídǎoshī
France Flag.png French Exorciste
Germany Flag.png German Exorzistin
Italy Flag.png Italian Medium
South Korea Flag.png Korean 주술사 Jusulsa
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Exorcista
Spain Flag.png 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*GSCPEPsychicRivalRocker
Roughneck*SailorScientistSuper NerdSwimmerTamerTeam Rocket Grunt*Youngster
BoarderHGSSDouble TeamHGSSFirebreatherGSCHGSSGuitaristGSCHGSSMediumGSCHGSSPokéfanGSCHGSS
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
Coach TrainerPEKarate MasterPEPunk GuyPETeam Rocket AdminPE
Master TrainersPE
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