Clown (Trainer class)

If you were looking for the Trainer class with the Japanese name of Clown, see Harlequin (Trainer class).
ピエロ Pierrot
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VS model from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Other names
Introduced in Generation IV
Appears in Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Gender Male
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A Clown (Japanese: ピエロ Pierrot) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation IV games. They are found throughout Jubilife City, but only Clown Lee from the TV station can be battled outside of battle facilities. Clowns are depicted as men in orange clown suits. A Coin Case can be received through a Clown in Veilstone City.

True to their costumes, they have Pokémon that reference circus performers and circus animals, with Mr. Mime and Mime Jr. being particularly popular among them.

They are similar to the Juggler and Harlequin classes.


Sprites and models

Sprite from
Generation IV
VS model from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV
Overworld sprite from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Trainer list

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

See more: List of Battle Tower Trainers (Diamond and Pearl)/Clown

Pokémon Platinum

See more: List of Battle Frontier Trainers (Generation IV)/Clown

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

See more: List of Battle Tower Trainers (Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl)/Clown

In the anime

A Clown in the anime

A Clown appeared in Historical Mystery Tour!. After luring Ash, Dawn, and Barry into his circus tent, the three were subjected to illusions in which not only were they all shrunken, but where they relived their first experiences with Pikachu, Piplup, and Heracross, respectively.


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Ash and Barry were battling when they saw a Xatu flying by them. The two boys and Dawn followed her, and they were led to a circus tent. Xatu reappeared after Ash, Dawn, and Barry were able to escape the illusion world in the Clown's tent.

None of Xatu's moves are known.

Debut Historical Mystery Tour!
Voice actors
Japanese Chie Satō
The Clown's Seel was standing on a ball with one fin when Ash and his friends showed up. Seel is the Clown's only non-Psychic-type Pokémon.

None of Seel's moves are known.

Debut Historical Mystery Tour!
The Clown's Grumpig was doing some acting when Ash and his friends followed Xatu.

None of Grumpig's moves are known.

Debut Historical Mystery Tour!
The Clown's Alakazam was juggling spoons when Ash and his friends showed up.

None of Alakazam's moves are known.

Debut Historical Mystery Tour!
Mr. Mime
The Clown's Mr. Mime was riding a unicycle when Ash and his friends followed Xatu.

None of Mr. Mime's moves are known.

Debut Historical Mystery Tour!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 阪口大助 Daisuke Sakaguchi
English Tom Wayland
Finnish Aku Laitinen
Norwegian Scott Maurstad
Polish Grzegorz Drojewski
Brazilian Portuguese Vágner Santos

In the manga

A Clown in Pokémon Adventures
Diamond dressed as a Clown in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl arc

While passing through Jubilife City on his way to Lake Verity in Licking Lickitung, Diamond met three Clowns and the Pokétch Co. President. The Clowns were part of a campaign for the Pokétch Company, somewhat similar to three Coupon Clowns situated in Jubilife City from the games. Diamond also became part of the campaign and dressed up as a Clown for the part.

Platinum arc

In Deprogramming Porygon-Z, a Clown was seen waiting in a line to challenge the Battle Castle.


Sunday, Saturday: Hearthome City
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Celestic Town
Tuesday, Thursday: Pastoria City
  • In Pokémon Platinum, there is data for a battle with Clown Lee with a level 6 Mime Jr., but it is completely inaccessible.[1]

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 小丑 Síucháu
Mandarin 小丑 Xiǎochǒu
  French ArlequinBDSP
  German Clown
  Italian Clown
  Korean 피에로 Pierrot
  Spanish Payaso


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