Expert (Trainer class)

たつじん Expert
ORAS Expert M.pngORAS Expert F.png
Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Gender Both
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An Expert (Japanese: たつじん Expert) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation III games. They are generally depicted as old men or old women in keikogi and hakama.

When paired together in Double Battles, they are called Old Couples.

They tend to specialize in Fighting-types, though in Emerald, some of them use a greater variety of Pokémon.


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Trainer list

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

See more: List of Battle Tower Trainers (Generation III)/Expert

Pokémon Emerald

See more: List of Battle Frontier Trainers (Generation III)/Expert

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming, Emerald faces a virtual female Expert at the Battle Factory. She also appears in a flashback in Verily Vanquishing Vileplume I.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 達人 Dárén
  French Expert (; III, )
Experte (VI, )
  German Experte (; III, )
Expertin (VI, )
  Italian Specialista
  Korean 달인 Dal'in
  Spanish Pokéabu

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Hoenn Ace Trainer*Aqua AdminSEASAqua LeaderSEASAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack Belt
Bug CatcherBug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDragon TamerElite FourExpertFisherman
GentlemanGuitaristHex ManiacHikerInterviewersKindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREOR
Magma LeaderREORNinja BoyOld CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPoké FanPoké ManiacPokémon Ranger
Pokémon TrainerPokémon BreederPsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchoolkid*Sis & Bro*Swimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTeammates*TriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Ace DuoORASBrains & BrawnORASBackpackerORASDelinquentORASFairy Tale GirlORASFare PrinceORASFree DiverORAS
LeadersORASLorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORASScuba DiverORAS
Secret Base ExpertORASSecret Base TrainerORASSootopolitanORASStreet ThugORAS
Battle Frontier only:E
Arena TycoonDome AceFactory HeadPalace MavenPike QueenPyramid KingSalon Maiden
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:ORAS
ArtistBattle ChatelaineButlerChefFurisode GirlGarçonGardenerMadameMaidMonsieurOwnerPreschoolerPunk Girl
Punk GuyRising StarRoller SkaterSchoolboySchoolgirlScientistTouristVeteranWaitressWorker
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