Gentleman (Trainer class)

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ジェントルマン Gentleman
VSGentleman BDSP.png
VS model from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Other names Old Man (Stadium)
Introduced in Generation I
Appears in Red, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, and LeafGreen
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Sword and Shield
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Stadium, Stadium 2
Gender Male only
Female Counterpart Socialite
Notable members {{{members}}}
Anime debut Battle Aboard the St. Anne (Series)
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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Manga debut Gyarados Splashes In! (Adventures)

A Gentleman (Japanese: ジェントルマン Gentleman) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation I games. They are older men in dapper suits.

They generally use Pokémon based on pets - such as Growlithe, Manectric or Chatot. They also tend to give out large amounts of money for winning.

In Pokémon Stadium, this Trainer class is known as Old Man. In Generation IV, they gain a female counterpart, the Socialite. In Generation VI, the Monsieur class appears to be a Kalos counterpart.

In Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon and Generation VIII, they keep their Pokémon in Luxury Balls.

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


In the core series


Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Sprites and models

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Red and Blue
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Generation II
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Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
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FireRed and LeafGreen
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Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
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HeartGold and SoulSilver
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
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Generation II
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Ruby and Sapphire
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FireRed and LeafGreen
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Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
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HeartGold and SoulSilver
Sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
In-battle model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
VS model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
VS model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
VS model from
Sword and Shield
VS model from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Overworld sprite from
Generation V
Overworld model from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Overworld model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Y-Comm profile image from
Sword and Shield
Overworld model from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Pokéstar Studios
Sprite as Haunted Man from
the Ghost Eraser Series

In other games


Art from Battrio

Sprites and models

Old Man portrait from
Stadium and Stadium 2
Model from
Masters EX

Trainer list

Pokémon Red and Blue

Pokémon Yellow

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

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

Special Trainers

  • Gentleman Arturo may randomly be recruited as an Apprentice at the Battle Tower. Here, players may customize his team and can eventually either team up with or battle against him.

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

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

Pokémon Platinum

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

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Pokémon Black and White

See more: List of Battle Subway Trainers/Gentleman

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Pokémon Sun and Moon

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

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

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

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

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

Pokémon Stadium

In the anime

A Gentleman in the original series

A Gentleman appeared in Battle Aboard the St. Anne. This Gentleman owned a Raticate that, oddly enough, could use Jump Kick. Ash traded his Butterfree for the Raticate, but during the resistance against Team Rocket's takeover of the St. Anne, he grew a little worried about his Butterfree. Once the takeover was fully thwarted, he and the Gentleman traded back their Pokémon, just before the St. Anne started sinking due to a storm.

A Gentleman appeared in Meowth's fantasy in Imitation Confrontation.

A Gentleman appeared in The Kecleon Caper, where his first aid kit was stolen by two Kecleon.

A Gentleman appeared in Time Warp Heals All Wounds.

A Gentleman appeared in Trade, Borrow, and Steal!, where he traded away his Farfetch'd for a Spearow.



On hand
Main article: Ash's Raticate

The Gentleman's Raticate was first seen fighting a young Trainer's Starmie, who was defeated. It was then used in a battle against Ash's Butterfree. The Gentleman, who was in awe over Butterfree's power, traded Raticate to Ash for him. Ash soon started to regret the trade and, as the St. Anne was sinking, traded Raticate back to the Gentleman.

Debut Battle Aboard the St. Anne
Voice actors
Japanese Ikue Otani
English Jimmy Zoppi
Little is known about the Gentleman's Squirtle as it was seen only very briefly when it teamed up with a bunch of other Squirtle to fight off Team Rocket.

None of Squirtle's moves are known.

Debut Battle Aboard the St. Anne
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
English Eric Stuart
Traded away
Main article: Ash's Butterfree

Butterfree was originally owned by Ash. He was traded to the Gentleman after a battle between the two Trainers when the Gentleman stated his interest in the Butterfly Pokémon. He teamed up with some other Butterfree with their Stun Spore to get rid of Team Rocket before he was traded back to Ash, who missed him too much.

Debut Pokémon Emergency!
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
English Rikako Aikawa


On hand
This Gentleman received a Spearow named Speary (Japanese: オニちゃん Oni-chan) in a trade.

None of Speary's moves are known.

Debut Trade, Borrow, and Steal!
Traded away
This Gentleman traded away a Farfetch'd named Dux (Japanese: おしょうくん Oshō-kun) in a trade.

None of Dux's moves are known.

Debut Trade, Borrow, and Steal!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 中村大樹 Daiki Nakamura
English Maddie Blaustein[note 1]
Finnish Mikael Kokko
Norwegian Even Rasmussen
Polish Grzegorz Pawlak
Brazilian Portuguese Emerson Caperbat
Spanish Latin America Rafael Pacheco
Spain Alejandro Martínez

  1. Credited as "Adam Blaustein"

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Gentleman in Pokémon Adventures

Red, Green & Blue arc

A Gentleman makes a cameo in Gyarados Splashes In! talking with a PC operator.

Emerald arc

In Moving Past Milotic, Emerald has his Pokémon healed by a Gentleman in one of the Battle Pike rooms.

In Verily Vanquishing Vileplume I, a Gentleman named Walter (Robert in the Chuang Yi translation) is seen battling Ninja Boy Lao in the Battle Dome. While it is unknown who won, what is known is that Walter at some point lost a match, eliminating him from the tournament.

HeartGold & SoulSilver arc

In Out-Odding Oddish, Gold accidentally bumped into a Gentleman with his Pichu while racing to get to the Pokéathlon Dome.

Diamond & Pearl arc

Another Gentleman appears in Bombastic Bibarel and Heroic Hippopotas where he, along with a Socialite, battles Diamond and Pearl.

X & Y arc

A Gentleman was seen in Blue's flashback in Pinsir Glares.

In Xerneas Gives, a Gentleman was seen walking at Lumiose City.

Oddish is Walter's only known Pokémon. It was seen battling Lao's Spinda in the Battle Dome.

Oddish's only known move is Razor Leaf.

Debut Verily Vanquishing Vileplume I
Hippopotas is the Gentleman's only known Pokémon. By using a Ground-type move to create a Sandstorm along with Bibarel's Water Gun, they were able to confuse the battlefield. However, it wasn't that long before the Hippo Pokémon gets knocked out by Tru's Wood Hammer.

Hippopotas's only known move is Sand Tomb and his Ability is Sand Stream.

Debut Bombastic Bibarel and Heroic Hippopotas
Pichu was seen with its Trainer when Gold bumped into him.

None of Pichu's moves are known.

Debut Out-Odding Oddish


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 紳士 Sānsí
Mandarin 紳士 / 绅士 Shēnshì
  French Gentleman
  German Gentleman
  Italian Gentiluomo
  Korean 신사 Sinsa
  Portuguese Cavalheiro
  Spanish Caballero (I-III)
Duque (IV-V)
Aristócrata (VI+)
  Vietnamese Quý ông

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:
Sevii Islands Aroma LadyBikerBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCamperCool CoupleCooltrainerCrush Girl
Crush KinCue BallFishermanGentlemanHikerJugglerLadyLassPainterPicnickerPokéManiac
PKMN BreederPKMN RangerPsychicRuin ManiacScientistSis and BroSwimmerTamer
Team Rocket AdminTeam Rocket GruntTwinsTuberYoung CoupleYoungster
Trainer Tower only:
BeautyBurglarEngineerRockerSailorSuper Nerd
Johto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*BoarderBug CatcherBurglarCamper
ChampionExecutive*FirebreatherFisherman*GentlemanGuitaristHikerJugglerKimono GirlLass
LeaderMediumPicnickerPokéfanPoké Maniac*PKMN TrainerPoliceman*PsychicRivalHGSSSage
SailorSchool Kid*ScientistSkierSuper NerdSwimmerTeacherTeam Rocket Grunt*TwinsYoungster
Mystery Man*CHGSSDouble TeamHGSSElderHGSSPasserbyHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Battle Frontier only:HGSS

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollectorCowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdol
JoggerLadyNinja BoyParasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN RangerRancherReporter
Rich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialiteTuberVeteranWaiterWaitressWorker
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon

Hoenn Ace Trainer*Aqua AdminSEASAqua LeaderSEASAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack Belt
Bug CatcherBug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDragon TamerElite FourExpertFisherman
GentlemanGuitaristHex ManiacHikerInterviewers*KindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREOR
Magma LeaderREORNinja BoyOld CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPoké Fan*Poké Maniac*Pokémon Breeder*
Pokémon Ranger*Pokémon Trainer*PsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchoolkid*Sis & Bro*Swimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTeammates*TriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Ace DuoORASBrains & BrawnORASBackpackerORASDelinquentORASFairy Tale GirlORASFare PrinceORAS
Free DiverORASLeadersORASLorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORAS
Scuba DiverORASSecret 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 GirlGarçonGardenerMadameMaidMonsieurOwnerPreschooler
Punk GirlPunk GuyRising StarRoller SkaterSchoolboySchoolgirlScientistTouristVeteranWaitressWorker
Sinnoh Ace TrainerAroma LadyArtistBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCameramanCamperChampion
ClownCollectorCommanderCowgirlCyclistDouble TeamDragon TamerElite FourFisher*GentlemanGuitarist
Gym Leader*HikerIdolInterviewersJoggerLadyLassMadame*Ninja BoyParasol LadyPicnickerPIPoké Fan*
Poké KidPokémon Breeder*Pokémon Ranger*Pokémon Trainer*Police Officer*PsychicRancherRanchers*
ReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidScientistSkierSwimmerTeam Galactic Boss*
Team Galactic Grunt*Tower TycoonTuberTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoung CoupleYoungster
Arcade StarPtCastle ValetPtFactory HeadPtHall MatronPtMaidPtGAME FREAK'sBDSP
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBikerBlack BeltChampionClerk
CyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGym Leader*
NurseNursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPokémon Trainer*Policeman
PreschoolerPsychicRich BoyRoughneckSchool KidScientistSmasherSocialiteStrikerSubway Boss
SwimmerTeam PlasmaTeam Plasma GruntThe RichesBWTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
BeautyB2W2Boss TrainerB2W2GuitaristB2W2
Pokéstar Studios only:B2W2
A-list ActorActorActressBig StarCelebrityChic ActressChild StarComedian
Fine ActorMovie StarNew ActressStar ActorSuit ActorUnique StarVeteran Star
Pokémon World Tournament only:B2W2
Junior RepresentativeMaster RepresentativeSenior Representative
World ChampionWorld FinalistWorld Runner-up
Blueberry Academy only:SV
BB League ChampionBB League Elite FourBlueberry Academy Director
DirectorInstructorLeague ClubStudentTop Champion
Alola Ace DuoAce TrainerAether 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 PairRising StarRising Star DuoScientistSightseerSwimmerSwimmers
Swimmer GirlsSylveon UserTeacherTeam SkullTeam Skull AdminTeam Skull BossTeam Skull Grunt
Trial GuideTwinsUmbreon UserVaporeon UserVeteranVeteran DuoWorkerYoungsterYouth Athlete
ActorUSUMCapoeira CoupleUSUMDancing FamilyUSUMKantonian GymUSUMMaster & ApprenticeUSUM
ReporterUSUMSparring PartnersUSUMSurferUSUMTeam AquaUSUMTeam FlareUSUMTeam GalacticUSUM
Team MagmaUSUMTeam PlasmaUSUMTeam 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
Expansion Pass only:
Dojo MasterDojo MatronMaster Dojo Student

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