Juggler (Trainer class)

ジャグラー Juggler
VSJuggler PE.png
VS model from Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Other names ジプシージャグラー Gypsy Juggler (Generations I and II)
Introduced in Generation I
Appears in Red, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
FireRed and LeafGreen
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Stadium, Stadium 2
Gender Male
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Mandi
Anime debut Round One - Begin! (Series)
TCG debut Aquapolis
TCG card Juggler
Manga debut Save The Chansey! (Pocket Monsters)

A Juggler (Japanese: ジプシージャグラー Gypsy Juggler in Generations I and II, ジャグラー Juggler in Generations III, IV, and VII and as the shortened name in Generation I) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation I games. They are depicted as slim young men in flashy costumes, juggling Poké Balls.

They specialize in using spherical Pokémon like Voltorb, as well as Psychic-type Pokémon, fitting with their class title and keeping with their circus theme, similar to the Clown class. They occasionally exhibit the behavior of constantly switching out their Pokémon in battle.

Oddly enough, among the Team Rocket Grunts and Team Rocket scientists in Silph Co. is Juggler Dalton, who attacks the player like any grunt, exclaiming that kids shouldn't be here. He battles the player with a Kadabra and a Mr. Mime. After the battle, he says that it's a long way to his boss, indirectly referring to Giovanni, which hints that Dalton is associated with Team Rocket (though he is clearly not a grunt). He is also the only Team Rocket member not belonging to either the Team Rocket or Scientist Trainer class.

In Pokémon Stadium, a Juggler is one of the opponents in the Poké Cup and sticks to a comedic, unpredictable strategy in every encounter: his Pokémon almost always carry the move Metronome, and if anything else, usually Counter, a sleep move and Dream Eater combo, or Psywave. In the Ultra Ball difficulty of Round 2, his team knows nothing but Metronome.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, a Juggler found by the Pokémon Center in Violet City and another by Pal Park in Fuchsia City can trade Berries in exchange for shards.

In Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, Jugglers battled outside of Gyms 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
Prototype sprite from
Spaceworld '97 demo
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
VS model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver

In other games

Portrait from
Portraits from
Stadium 2
Sprite from
Construction: Action

Trainer list

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

Jugglers switch their current Pokémon 25% of the time.

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

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

Pokémon Stadium

Pokémon Stadium 2

In the anime

Mandi, a Juggler in the anime

In Round One - Begin!, Ash battled Mandi, a flamboyantly-dressed young man whose title in the Japanese version was that of a Juggler.

In the manga

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Pokémon Pocket Monsters

The Chansey torturer in disguise as a Juggler in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Juggler makes an appearance in Pokémon Pocket Monsters in Save The Chansey!, where he is seen performing with some Chansey.

Red went to his show after two Machamp threw him, Clefairy and Pikachu in a lake. The show was popular as many people went to see it. After the show, Clefairy criticized the Juggler for his treatment of the Chansey. During the nighttime, Red found out that the Juggler was a Chansey torturer that Koga hired.


On hand
Slowbro served as a guard Pokémon. As Slowbro was around, it was hard for Red to get to the Chansey torturer's hideout.

None of Slowbro's moves are known.

Debut Save The Chansey!
Gyarados served as a guard Pokémon. When Clefairy and Pikachu went underwater, Gyarados came out and chased the two away.

None of Gyarados's moves are known.

Debut Save The Chansey!
Chansey (×5)
The Chansey torturer kidnapped five Chansey and forced them to do a show for Koga. After Koga was defeated, the Chansey were freed.

None of Chansey's moves are known.

Debut Save The Chansey!
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In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Juggler 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 #
Juggler T [Su] Aquapolis   126/147 Wind from the Sea   078/087


The famous line
  • In Generation I, there are two identical Juggler classes in the game's code, at hex D5 and DD.
  • Juggler is the only Trainer class not to retain its original Japanese title from Generation II in HeartGold and SoulSilver. This is likely because "Gypsy Juggler" could be considered offensive to people of Romani descent.
  • Juggler's Japanese name, Gypsy Juggler, may be a reference to a 1978 arcade game. The arcade game was mentioned in Game Freak magazine volume 1, albeit spelled incorrectly as "Gipsy Juggler".[1]
  • In Generation I, a Juggler from the Fuchsia Gym had one line considered famous in fandom.
JUGGLER: "Dropped my balls!"

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 雜耍藝人 Jaahpsá Ngaihyàhn *
吉卜賽流浪藝人 Gātbūkchoi Làuhlohng Ngaihyàhn *
江格樂 Gōnggaaklohk *
Mandarin 雜耍藝人 / 杂耍艺人 Záshuǎ Yìrén *
江格樂 Jiānggélè *
  French Jongleur
  German Jongleur
  Italian Giocoliere
  Korean 저글러 JugglerHGSSPE
집시저글러 Gypsy JugglerGS
  Portuguese Malabarista
  Spanish Malabarista


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*GSCPEPsychicRivalFRLGRockerRoughneck*
SailorScientistSuper NerdSwimmerTamerTeam Rocket Boss*FRLGHGSSPETeam Rocket Grunt*Youngster
BoarderHGSSDouble TeamHGSSFirebreatherGSCHGSSGuitaristGSCHGSSMediumGSCHGSS
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
Coach TrainerPEKarate MasterPEPunk GuyPETeam RocketPETeam Rocket AdminPE
Master TrainersPE
Unused 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*PsychicRivalHGSSSage
SailorSchool Kid*ScientistSkierSuper NerdSwimmerTeacherTeam Rocket Grunt*TwinsYoungster
Mystery Man*CHGSSDouble TeamHGSSElderHGSSPasserbyHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Battle Frontier only:HGSS

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollectorCowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdol
JoggerLadyNinja BoyParasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN RangerRancherReporter
Rich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialiteTuberVeteranWaiterWaitressWorker
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon

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