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Gentleman (Trainer class)

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ジェントルマン Gentleman
VSGentleman PE.png
VS model from Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
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!
Stadium, Stadium 2
Gender Male only
Female Counterpart Socialite
Notable members {{{members}}}
Anime debut Battle Aboard the St. Anne
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
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 the Battle Subway, they specialize in Legendary Pokémon.

In Pokémon Stadium, they are known as Old Men. 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, and Ultra Moon, 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

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Black 2 and White 2
VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
In-battle model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
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Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
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Pokéstar Studios
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In other games

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Old Man portrait from
Stadium and Stadium 2


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Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Trainer list

Pokémon Red and Blue

Pokémon Yellow

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

See more: List of Battle Tower Trainers (Generation IV)/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 Stadium

In the anime

A Gentleman in the anime

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 made a brief cameo appearance in Time Warp Heals All Wounds.


On hand

Ash's Raticate
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 it. 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 Ohtani
English Jimmy Zoppi
Gentleman's Squirtle
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

Ash's Butterfree
Main article: Ash's Butterfree

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

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

Voice actors

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

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


Red, Green & Blue chapter

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

Emerald chapter

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.

Diamond & Pearl chapter

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


Here is a listing of Walter's Pokémon from the Emerald chapter:

Walter's Oddish
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

Here is a listing of the Gentleman's Pokémon from the Diamond & Pearl chapter:

Gentleman's Hippopotas
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.

Debut Bombastic Bibarel and Heroic Hippopotas


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 紳士 Sānsí
Mandarin 紳士 / 绅士 Shēnshì
France Flag.png French Gentleman
Germany Flag.png German Gentleman
Italy Flag.png Italian Gentiluomo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 신사 Sinsa
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Cavalheiro
Spain Flag.png Spanish Caballero (I-III)
Duque (IV-V)
Aristócrata (VI-VII)
Vietnam Flag.png 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*GSCPEPsychicRivalRocker
Roughneck*SailorScientistSuper NerdSwimmerTamerTeam Rocket Grunt*Youngster
BoarderHGSSDouble TeamHGSSFirebreatherGSCHGSSGuitaristGSCHGSSMediumGSCHGSSPokéfanGSCHGSS
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
Coach TrainerPEKarate MasterPEPunk GuyPETeam Rocket AdminPE
Master TrainersPE
Beta 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*PsychicRivalSage
SailorSchool Kid*ScientistSkierSuper NerdSwimmerTeacherTeam Rocket Grunt*TwinsYoungster
Mystery ManCHGSS*
Double TeamHGSSElderHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Battle Frontier only:HGSS

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollector
CowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdolJoggerLadyNinja Boy
Parasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN Ranger
RancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialite
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon

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
LorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORASScuba DiverORASSecret Base ExpertORAS
Secret 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
Sinnoh Ace TrainerAroma LadyArtistBattle GirlBeautyBelle & PaBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCameraman
CamperChampionClownCollectorCommanderCowgirlCyclistDouble TeamDragon TamerElite Four
FishermanGalactic BossGalactic GruntGentlemanGuitaristHikerIdolInterviewersJoggerLadyLassLeader
Ninja BoyParasol LadyPicnickerPIPokéfanPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN Trainer
PolicemanPsychicRancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidScientistSkier
SocialiteSwimmerTower TycoonTuberTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoung CoupleYoungster
Arcade StarPtCastle ValetPtFactory HeadPtHall MatronPtMaidPt
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBeautyB2W2BikerBlack BeltBoss TrainerB2W2Champion
ClerkCyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGuitaristB2W2Harlequin
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

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