Gym Trainer (Trainer class)

Gym Trainer
ジムトレーナー Gym Trainer
VSGym Trainer Ghost M.pngVSGym Trainer Ghost F.png
VS model of Stow-on-Side Stadium's Gym Trainer from Shield
Other names
Introduced in Generation VIII
Appears in Sword and Shield
Gender Both
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Avery (formerly)
Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut S-P Promotional cards
TCG card Gym Trainer
Manga debut Sword & Shield chapter (Adventures)

A Gym Trainer (Japanese: ジムトレーナー Gym Trainer) is a type of Trainer class introduced in Generation VIII. They are depicted as men and women who wear the uniforms of their Gym's type. Their purpose is to help their respective Gym Leaders execute their Gym missions, and naturally, they specialize in the same type as their respective Gyms.

Gym Trainers use various Poké Balls to contain their Pokémon, depending on their Gym:

While the term "Gym Trainer" has been used in previous generations to describe Trainers who fight in Gyms, they battled under a variety of other Trainer classes instead.


Turffield Stadium VS models from
Sword and Shield
Hulbury Stadium VS model from
Sword and Shield
Stow-on-Side Stadium VS models from
Stow-on-Side Stadium VS models from
Ballonlea Stadium VS model from
Sword and Shield
Circhester Stadium VS models from
Circhester Stadium VS models from
Spikemuth Gym VS model from
Sword and Shield
Hammerlocke Stadium VS models from
Sword and Shield

Trainer list

Pokémon Sword and Shield

In the manga

Gym Trainer Annette in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sword & Shield chapter

Annette, a Gym Trainer from the Ballonlea Stadium, appeared in the Sword & Shield chapter. She was seen helping Bede train in order to take over as a new Gym Leader.

Slurpuff was seen battling against Bede during his training to take over the Ballonlea Gym.

None of Slurpuff's moves are known.

Debut Sword & Shield chapter

In the TCG

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Gym Trainer Su       S-P Promotional cards   102/S-P


The unused female Spikemuth Gym Trainer VS model

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 道館訓練家 Dougún Fanlihngā
Mandarin 道館訓練家 / 道馆训练家 Dàoguǎn Xùnliànjiā
  French Dresseur d'Arène ()
Dresseuse d'Arène ()
  German Arenatrainer
  Italian Allenatore Palestra ()
Allenatrice Palestra ()
  Korean 체육관 트레이너 Cheyukgwan Trainer
  Brazilian Portuguese Treinador de Ginásio
  Spanish Entrenador Gimnasio ()
Entrenadora Gimnasio ()

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
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

Captain: Piers (Masters)
Lower members: Team Yell Grunts
Spikemuth Gym Trainers
Related: Marnie (Masters)
Locations: Spikemuth

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