Maid (Trainer class)

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メイド Maid
XY Maid.png
Art from X and Y
Other names
Introduced in Generation IV
Appears in Platinum
Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
X and Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Gender Female only
Male Counterpart Butler
Notable members Monica, Molly
Anime debut Hungry for the Good Life!
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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Manga debut {{{manga}}}

A Maid (Japanese: メイド Maid) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in Platinum. They are depicted as young women in typical maid servant clothing.

They appear in Platinum in Mr. Backlot's mansion when the player decides to take the 5-Maid Knockout Exact-Turn Attack Challenge. Its objective is to beat all five maids in a certain amount of turns. The prize for winning the challenge is a battle with Lady Celeste or Rich Boy Liam. Each of them has a different lucky color and they specialize in training Clefairy.

In Black and White, they use Pokémon from the Field Egg Group. In the Battle Subway, they specialize in the final evolutions of starter Pokémon. In X and Y, they appear in the Battle Chateau although they appear as a Baroness, Viscountess, Countess, Marchioness or Duchess. They also appear in the Battle Maison going by their original name. They gain a male counterpart in Butlers.


Sprite from
Sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
VS portrait from
Generation VI*
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV
Overworld sprite from
Generation V
Overworld model from
Generation VI*

Pokéstar Studios

Sprite as Weird Light from
the Big Monster Series

Trainer list

Pokémon Platinum

Pokémon Black and White

See more: List of Battle Subway Trainers/Maid

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

See more:
List of Battle Maison Trainers/Maid/1
List of Battle Maison Trainers/Maid/2

In the anime

Monica, a Maid from the anime

In Hungry for the Good Life!, a maid named Monica worked at Mr. Backlot's mansion. Her overall design is loosely based on the Maids found in the games. It should be noted that at the time the episode aired, the Maid Trainer class did not exist yet, and Monica was merely based on the overworld sprites of the maids in Diamond and Pearl.

Another maid named Molly appeared in Breaking Titles at the Chateau!, alongside a Butler named Turner. They acted as Ash and his friends' guides through the Battle Chateau, and officiated the matches held in the facility. She has the same character design as the maids in X and Y.

Maids appeared under the servitude of Lillie and the supervision of Hobbes, starting in Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

One of Mr. Backlot's Maids appeared in Suffering Psyduck. She informed Mr. Backlot of the arrival of his guest, and also gave Platinum a Soothe Bell as thanks for visiting the Pokémon Mansion.

A Maid appeared in Hallway Hijinks as one of the 32 participants of the Pokémon League tournament, going through Victory Road. She was eventually defeated off-panel, eliminating her from the tournament.


A Maid's Scrafty was seen battling another Trainer's Scolipede at Victory Road.

None of Scrafty's moves are known.

Debut Hallway Hijinks


  • When defeated, the Maids in the 5-Maid Knockout Exact-Turn Attack Challenge all say the same—"You're so strong!"—adding only an additional exclamation mark for each maid defeated.
  • When a Maid is battled at the Battle Frontier, she will be shown as a Waitress in Diamond and Pearl, as the Maid class did not exist in those versions.
  • Maids appeared in the Battle Pike in Pokémon Emerald, although they cannot be battled.
  • In the Battle Chateau, a maid named Julia is shown to be a robot, making her the first robotic trainer in the main series of games.

In other languages

Language Title
  French Gouvernante
  German Zofe
  Italian Domestica
  Korean 메이드 Maid
  Spanish Criada
  Vietnamese Cô hầu gái

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
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

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