Hiker (Trainer class)

やまおとこ Mountaineer
VSHiker SwSh.png
VS model from Sword and Shield
Other names
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
X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Sword and Shield
Stadium, Stadium 2
Battrio, Masters EX
Gender Male
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Andy (Adventures)
Anime debut Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden
TCG debut Celestial Storm
TCG card Hiker
Manga debut Deprogramming Porygon-Z (Adventures)
BWGP01 (Pocket Monsters BW: Good Partners)

A Hiker (Japanese: やまおとこ Mountaineer) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation I games. They appear as large, typically bearded men carrying a walking stick and wearing hiking gear. In the following generations, they also carry a large backpack.

They specialize in a combination of Fighting-, Ground-, and Rock-type Pokémon that are common in mountains and caves, such as Onix, Machop, and Geodude, although not all of them exclusively train those types.

In Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, aside from Master Trainers, Hikers will award three Poké Balls along with prize money upon being defeated.


Sprites and models

In the core series

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Sprite from
Red and Blue
Sprite from
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire,
and Emerald
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprite from
Generation IV
Sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire,
and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV
Overworld sprite from
Generation V
VS portrait from
Generation VI
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
Generation VIII
Overworld model from
Generation VI
Icon on the PSS from
Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, and the PGL
Overworld model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Master Trainer VS model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Y-Comm profile image from
Generation VIII

In other games

Portrait from
Stadium and Stadium 2
Model from
Masters EX
VS model from
Masters EX


Art from Ruby and Sapphire Art from Generation VI Art of Dancer and Hiker from Sun and Moon by Naoki Saito

Trainer list

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

Pokémon Gold and Silver

Pokémon Crystal

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

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

Pokémon Emerald

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

Special Trainers

Hiker Dillen 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 (Generation IV)/Hiker

Pokémon Platinum

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

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Pokémon Black and White

See more: List of Battle Subway Trainers/Hiker

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon X and Y

See more: List of Battle Maison Trainers/Hiker

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Pokémon Sun and Moon

See more:
List of Battle Royal Dome Trainers/Hiker
List of Battle Tree Trainers/Hiker

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

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

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Pokémon Stadium

Pokémon Stadium 2

In the anime

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A Hiker in the original series

Ash battled a Hiker in Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden. Bulbasaur was able to defeat the Hiker's Rhyhorn, but took such a heavy hit in the battle that it needed to be rushed to a Pokémon Center afterwards. The same Hiker later made a cameo appearance in The Rivals.

Another Hiker appeared in You're a Star, Larvitar!, being one of the Trainers who had their Pokémon temporarily stolen by Team Rocket in the episode.

A trio of Hikers appeared in A Crowning Moment of Truth!. One of them had his Magmar beaten by an Alolan Marowak, then again for a second time, causing them to take it to a Pokémon Center. At the end of the episode, they kept photobombing the pictures that the Rotom Pokédex was trying to take of the group. They reappeared in Sparking Confusion!, where they re-encountered Ash and his classmates while they were investigating unusual activity detected at Wela Volcano Park as the Ultra Guardians. In the end, they agreed to patrol the park and caught an Alolan Golem that had gotten attached to them. They reappeared in Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone!, where they once again photobombed Rotom's attempts to photograph Ash, his classmates, Misty, and Brock. Although he was not seen, promotional material revealed that at least one of the three Hikers participated in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference during Battle Royal 151!, but was ultimately defeated.



A Hiker's Rhyhorn appeared in Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden, where it battled Ash and his Bulbasaur. Its powerful Take Down hurt Bulbasaur badly, but in the end, it was defeated by Bulbasaur's Razor Leaf and Vine Whip.

Rhyhorn later made a cameo appearance with its Trainer in The Rivals.

Rhyhorn's only known move is Take Down.

Debut Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden


A Hiker's Machoke was temporarily stolen by Team Rocket in You're a Star, Larvitar!, but was returned back to its proper owner by the end of the episode.

None of Machoke's moves are known.

Debut You're a Star, Larvitar!

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

A Hiker's Magmar appeared in A Crowning Moment of Truth!, where it was defeated twice by an Alolan Marowak, requiring it to be taken to a Pokémon Center. It reappeared in Sparking Confusion!, where it celebrated the capture of the Hikers' new Alolan Golem.

In Battle Royal 151!, it was used off-screen during the Battle Royal of the Manalo Conference, but ended up being defeated.

None of Magmar's moves are known.

Debut A Crowning Moment of Truth!
Alolan Golem appeared in Sparking Confusion!. It was originally the leader of a group of Alolan Geodude and Graveler that caused trouble at Wela Volcano Park, but decided to join the Hikers when it became attached to them.

Golem's known moves are Discharge and Thunder Punch.

Debut Sparking Confusion!

Other appearances

Hiker-disguised Looker

The hot spring digger Rory in Spring Fever seems to be based on the Hiker Trainer class.

Team Rocket disguised themselves as Hikers in Leave It To Brocko!, while Meowth was disguised as a Shiftry.

Looker disguised himself as a Hiker in Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!.


Pokémon League

An unnamed Hiker has competed in the following Pokémon League Conferences:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese Toru Sakurai: (Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon)
Yūji Ueda: (Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon)
Kenta Miyake: (Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon)
English Mike Liscio: (Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon)
Finnish Hiker in EP051: Arto Nieminen
Hikers in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon:
Peter Pihlström
Ilkka Villi
Markus Bäckman
Polish Mateusz Kmiecik: (Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon)

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Hiker Andy in Pokémon Adventures

Emerald chapter

In Moving Past Milotic, Emerald finds a non-battling Hiker in one of the Battle Pike rooms.

Platinum chapter

A Hiker makes an appearance in Deprogramming Porygon-Z as a background character, entering the Battle Castle.

Graveler is the Hiker's only known Pokémon who briefly appeared with its Trainer, entering the Battle Castle.

None of Graveler's moves are known.

Debut Deprogramming Porygon-Z

HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter

A Hiker appears amongst the people visiting the Safari Zone in Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down.

Onix was seen with its Trainer as they enter the Safari Zone Gate.

None of Onix's moves are known.

Debut Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down

Black & White chapter

A Hiker named Andy (Japanese: ナツミ Natsumi) makes an appearance in Black's First Trainer Battle where he accepts a challenge from beginning Trainer Black. They have a Triple Battle but due to the heat emitted from Black's Tep, Andy gets overheated and runs away to cool himself down with water. When Andy comes back, he becomes disheartened upon finding his Pokémon already defeated by Black. Disappointed, he decides that he should quit being a Trainer, a decision that Black is shocked to hear. Andy reveals to Black that when he was younger he wanted to challenge the Pokémon League but due to his weakness to heat, he kept losing battles and eventually decided to quit being a Trainer altogether.

The leftover flames from the battle caused the whole field to catch ablaze. With Andy's help, Black is able to put all of the flames out. Black tells Andy that it was his Cottonee that caused the fire because it was trying to help its Trainer by attempting to get over its weakness to Fire-type moves. Feeling happy over what his Pokémon would do for him, Andy is convinced by Black to start his dream once again.

Andy later appears at the Pokémon League alongside several other Trainers to help battle Team Plasma.

Blitzle was used against Black on Route 1. He put up a good fight at first, but was eventually defeated after Andy became dehydrated and had to leave the battle.

Blitzle's only known move is Tail Whip, and his Ability is Motor Drive.

Debut Black's First Trainer Battle
Cottonee was used against Black on Route 1. He put up a good fight at first, but was eventually defeated after Andy became dehydrated. Andy initially assumed that because of his many losses, Cottonee didn't like him anymore and was avoiding him. However, it was revealed that Cottonee was only trying to get over his weakness to fire for his Trainer. Cottonee was later used in the battle against Team Plasma.

Cottonee's known moves are Razor Leaf and Cotton Spore, and his Ability is Prankster.

Debut Black's First Trainer Battle
Roggenrola was used against Black on Route 1. He put up a good fight initially, but was eventually defeated after Andy became dehydrated and had to leave the battle.

Roggenrola's only known move is Rock Slide, and his Ability is Sturdy.

Debut Black's First Trainer Battle

X & Y chapter

A Hiker makes a cameo appearance as a background character in Lumiose City in PS558.

Pocket Monsters BW: Good Partners

A Hiker appeared in BWGP01, commenting on how the path to Route 1 was blocked due to a Pokémon. He was later seen searching for the Scraggy that was the cause for the obstruction and was later impressed when Takurō caught the Scraggy.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Hiker in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

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 #
Hiker Su Celestial Storm   133/168 SM-P Promotional cards   107/SM-P
Hidden Fates   SV85/SV94 GX Ultra Shiny   156/150


  • In Pokémon GO, a Hiker refers to a Trainer who has caught at least 10 Rock-type Pokémon.
  • The Hiker is voiced by Kaiji Tang in Pokémon Masters EX.
  • The three types Hikers tend to specialize in (Rock, Ground, and Fighting) are the same three types represented by Fighting type in the TCG.
  • In Pokémon X and Y, Hiker Delmon says that both his mother and father were Hikers as well, despite no female Hikers having ever been seen.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 登山男 Dāngsāannàahm *
山男 Sāannàahm *
Mandarin 登山男 Dēngshānnán *
登山客 Dēngshānkè *
山男 Shānnán *
  Finnish Vaeltaja
  French Montagnard
  German Wanderer
  Italian Avventuriero*
  Korean 등산가 Deungsan-ga
  Polish Wędrowiec
  Portuguese Alpinista
  Brazilian Portuguese Montanhista (games, anime, TCG)
Alpinista (manga)
  Spanish Montañero
  Vietnamese Nhà leo núi

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 RocketPETeam 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 TeamHGSSElderHGSSPasserbyHGSSYoung 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
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
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
Kalos Ace DuoAce TrainerArtistArtist FamilyBackpackerBattle GirlBeautyBlack BeltBrains & Brawn
ButlerChampionChefDriverElite FourFairy Tale GirlFishermanFurisode GirlGarçonGardener
Hex ManiacHikerHoneymoonersLassLeaderLumiose Gang MemberMysterious SistersOwner
Poké FanPoké Fan FamilyPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon RangerPokémon Trainer
PreschoolerPsychicPunk CouplePunk GirlPunk GuyRangersRising StarRoller Skater
SchoolboySchoolgirlScientistSky TrainerSuccessorSuspicious ChildSuspicious Lady
Suspicious WomanSwimmerTeam FlareTeam Flare AdminTeam Flare BossTeam Flare Grunt
Battle Chateau ranks:
By male: BaronViscountEarlMarquisDukeGrand Duke
By female: BaronessViscountessCountessMarchionessDuchessGrand Duchess
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:
Battle ChatelaineLadyMadameMaidMonsieurRich Boy
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
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

Pasio Trainer classes
Ace TrainerBeautyBlack BeltCamperCollectorHikerLassMasked ManMasked WomanPoké Fan
Pokémon RangerPreschoolerPunk GirlRising StarScientistStreet ThugSwimmerTeam Rocket GruntYoungster

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