Idol (Trainer class)

アイドル Idol
Spr DP Idol.png
Idol sprite from Generation IV
Other names
Introduced in Generation IV
Appears in Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Gender Female
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Hibana
Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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An Idol (Japanese: アイドル Idol) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation IV games. Outside the Battle Frontier, there is only one Idol, Grace, who is found in the Jubilife City TV station in Diamond and Pearl and inside various Sinnoh Pokémon Centers after the player obtains the Vs. Seeker in Pokémon Platinum. Idols are teenage girls dressed up in elaborate pink pop star outfits with a microphone.

They mostly use cute Pokémon from the Fairy Egg Group, such as Pikachu and Clefairy, in battle.


Sprite from
Generation IV
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV

Trainer list

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

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

Pokémon Platinum

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

In the anime


In Serving Up the Flute Cup!, an Idol named Hibana appeared in a promotional spot for the Battle Frontier Flute Cup. She later appeared in Restore and Renew!, in an advertisement for the Pewter Museum of Science.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

An Idol briefly appears in the Platinum chapter when Looker was searching for Platinum.


Sentret appeared with its Trainer while they were taking a stroll at the Battle Frontier.

None of Sentret's moves are known.

Debut Clobbering Claydol


  • Before the Idol Trainer class was introduced, the goal of Marina, one of the main characters of The Legend of Thunder!, was to become a Pokémon Idol.
  • In Platinum, Idol Grace can be found in these Pokémon Center locations around Sinnoh:
Sunday, Saturday: Snowpoint City
Monday, Friday: Pastoria City
Tuesday, Thursday: Oreburgh City
On Wednesdays, Grace cannot be found in any Pokémon Center in Sinnoh.

In other languages

Language Title
  European French Star
  German Idol
  Italian Pop Star
  Korean 아이돌 Idol
  Brazilian Portuguese Estrela
  European Spanish Famosa

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
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

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

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