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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 {{{manga}}}

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 Gym Trainers had been present in previous generations, they battled under a variety of other Trainer classes instead.



Trainer list

Pokémon Sword and Shield

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


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
France Flag.png French Dresseur d'Arène ()
Dresseuse d'Arène ()
Germany Flag.png German Arenatrainer
Italy Flag.png Italian Allenatore Palestra ()
Allenatrice Palestra ()
South Korea Flag.png Korean 체육관 트레이너 Cheyukgwan Trainer
Spain Flag.png 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
Locations: Spikemuth

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