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Dancer
ダンサー Dancer
VSDancer SwSh.png
In-battle model from Generation VIII
Other names
Introduced in Generation V
Appears in Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Sword and Shield
Gender Both*
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Anela*
Anime debut All They Want to Do is Dance Dance!
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut Unraveling Mysteries (Adventures)

A Dancer (Japanese: ダンサー Dancer) is a type of Pokémon Trainer introduced in Generation V.

In Unova, they are depicted as young men break dancing. Battling them is optional. Many of them have Western names in the Japanese version of the games. All of them have had only one species of Pokémon, even if that means having the same Pokémon twice. They do not appear to limit themselves to a particular type.

In Alola, Dancers are depicted as young women who practice hula dancing. In Sun and Moon, they exclusively use Oricorio in the main storyline, but that is not the case in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. They hold their Pokémon in Great Balls.

In Galar, Dancers are depicted as dancing young women, who keep their Pokémon in Ultra Balls.

A Dancer and a Black Belt, or a Dancer and a Musician, can team up to form a Capoeira Couple or a Music Crew, respectively, and challenge the player to a Double Battle.

Contents

Appearance

Sprites and models

Spr BW Dancer.png Spr B2W2 Dancer.png Spr SM Dancer.png VSDancer SM.png VSDancer SwSh.png
Sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
In-battle model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and
Ultra Moon
VS model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and
Ultra Moon
VS model from
Generation VIII
Dancer OD.png Dancer SM OD.png Y-Comm Profile Dancer.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation V
Overworld model from Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and
Ultra Moon
Y-Comm profile image from
Generation VIII

Artwork

SM Dancer Hiker Saito.png
Art of Dancer and Hiker from Sun and Moon by Naoki Saito

Trainer list

Pokémon Black and White


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2


Pokémon Sun and Moon


See also:
List of Battle Royal Dome Trainers/Dancer
List of Battle Tree Trainers/Dancer

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon


Pokémon Sword and Shield


In the anime

Anela, a former Dancer in the anime

In All They Want to Do is Dance Dance!, Anela was revealed to be a former Dancer, even demonstrating her dancing skills during the Pokémon School's Pokémon Dance class. Like many Alolan Dancers in the games, she has an Oricorio, which is of the Pa'u Style and is nicknamed Dori-chan in the original Japanese version.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A male Dancer briefly appeared in Nimbasa City in Unraveling Mysteries.

Pokémon

Dancer Scrafty Clerk Lampent Adventures.png
Scrafty

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 舞者 Móuhjé
Mandarin 舞者 Wǔzhě
France Flag.png French Danseur ()
Danseuse ()
Germany Flag.png German Tänzer ()
Tänzerin ()
Italy Flag.png Italian Ballerino ()
Ballerina ()
South Korea Flag.png Korean 댄서 Dancer
Spain Flag.png Spanish Breakdancer ()
Bailarina ()


Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBeautyB2W2BikerBlack BeltBoss TrainerB2W2Champion
ClerkCyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGuitaristB2W2Harlequin
HikerHooligansHoopsterInfielderJanitorLadyLassLeaderLinebackerMaidMotorcyclistMusicianNurse
Nursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN TrainerPoliceman
PreschoolerPsychicRich BoyRoughneckSchool KidScientistSmasherSocialiteStrikerSubway Boss
SwimmerTeam PlasmaTeam Plasma GruntThe RichesBWTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
Pokéstar Studios only:B2W2
A-list ActorActorActressBig StarCelebrityChic ActressChild StarComedianFine Actor
Movie StarNew ActressStar ActorSuit ActorUnique StarVeteran Star
Pokémon World Tournament only:B2W2
Junior RepresentativeMaster RepresentativeSenior Representative
World ChampionWorld FinalistWorld Runner-up
Alola Ace DuoAce TrainerActorUSUMAether Branch ChiefAether FoundationAether Foundation Employee
Aether PresidentAthletic SiblingsBackpackerBeautyBellhopBlack BeltCaptainCollectorCookDancer
Eevee UserElite FourEspeon UserFirefighterFishermanFlareon UserGAME FREAKGentlemanGlaceon User
Golf BuddiesGolferHikerHoneymoonersIsland KahunaJanitorJolteon UserKarate FamilyLassLeafeon User
MadameOffice WorkerPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon TrainerPolice OfficerPreschooler
PrincipalPunk GirlPunk GuyPunk PairReporterUSUMRising StarRising Star DuoScientistSightseer
SwimmerSwimmersSwimmer GirlsSylveon UserTeacherTeam AquaUSUMTeam FlareUSUMTeam GalacticUSUM
Team MagmaUSUMTeam PlasmaUSUMTeam SkullTeam Skull AdminTeam Skull BossTeam Skull Grunt
Trial GuideTwinsUmbreon UserVaporeon UserVeteranVeteran DuoWorkerYoungsterYouth Athlete
Capoeira CoupleUSUMDancing FamilyUSUMKantonian GymUSUMMaster & ApprenticeUSUM
Sparring PartnersUSUMSurferUSUMTeam Rainbow RocketUSUMTeam Rainbow Rocket GruntUSUM
Tourist CoupleUSUMUltra Forest KartenvoyUSUltra Recon SquadUSUM
Battle Tree, Battle Royal Dome, and Battle Agency only:
Battle LegendPokémon Center LadyPro Wrestler
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
The Isle of Armor only:
Dojo MasterDojo MatronMaster Dojo Student

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