Master Trainer

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A Master Trainer (Japanese: マスタートレーナー Master Trainer) is a type of Pokémon Trainer in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. They are 153 Trainers who each specialize in a different species of Pokémon from Generation I, plus Meltan and Melmetal. They can be encountered in various locations around Kanto after becoming Champion. Master Trainers wear red clothing and have the icon of their favorite Pokémon in a bubble above their heads. Their Pokémon are high leveled and tend to have a lot of AVs and maximum IVs in certain stats.

Battles with Master Trainers are similar to battles in facilities such as the Battle Frontier or Battle Tree. When the player battles a Master Trainer, they can only use one Pokémon of the same species as the Master Trainer's favorite and neither trainer can use items in battle. To begin the battle, the Pokémon of that species must be in the first (top-left) position of the party. Upon defeating one, their title can be used by the player in Link Battles. The player's title will be automatically be set to the last earned, and can be changed by talking to a woman in the Game Freak office in Celadon Condominiums. While the Master Trainers do not use Alolan Pokémon or Mega Evolution, the player is permitted to use them when challenging their respective Master Trainers. The player's party will be fully restored before and after each battle against a Master Trainer. If the player wins, the Master Trainer can be re-battled the following day; if the player loses, they can speak to the Master Trainer for an immediate rematch. The player can run from a Master Trainer at any time, counting as a forfeit. Master Trainers do not give out prize money when defeated, nor do players black out and pay out money if they lose.

The Master Trainers for Legendary Pokémon, Mythical Pokémon, and Ditto do not battle the player. Instead, they grant the player their title upon showing them a Pokémon of their respective specialty with a high enough CP. All these trainers have the appearance of a Master Trainer Scientist.

Defeating at least six Master Trainers allows the player to battle Red outside the Pokémon League at Indigo Plateau, who will grant the player the title of Battle Master (Japanese: バトルマスター Battle Master) after being defeated. Earning every Master Trainer title, except for those of Mythical Pokémon, earns the player the title of Grand Master (Japanese: グランドマスター Grand Master).


Ace Trainer VS model as a Master Trainer Beauty VS model as a Master Trainer Bird Keeper VS model as a Master Trainer Black Belt VS model as a Master Trainer Bug Catcher VS model as a Master Trainer
Hiker VS model as a Master Trainer Lass VS model as a
Master Trainer
Psychic VS model as a Master Trainer Scientist VS model as a Master Trainer Youngster VS model as a Master Trainer

Trainer list


Trainer Location Pokémon Level Moves
Lass Rena Route 4   Bulbasaur Lv. 65 Sludge Bomb Take Down Growth -
Lass Katrina Route 14   Ivysaur Lv. 70 Sludge Bomb Double-Edge Growth -
Lass Sal Route 23   Venusaur Lv. 75 Sludge Bomb Outrage Growth -
Ace Trainer Tim Celadon Condominiums   Charmander Lv. 65 Slash Seismic Toss Smokescreen -
Ace Trainer Christopher Route 10   Charmeleon Lv. 70 Outrage Dig Smokescreen -
Ace Trainer Edmund Route 23   Charizard Lv. 75 Dragon Pulse Thunder Punch Protect -
Beauty Suzy Route 12   Squirtle Lv. 65 Headbutt Bite Withdraw -
Beauty Prita Route 20   Wartortle Lv. 70 Headbutt Rock Slide Skull Bash -
Beauty Tessa Route 20   Blastoise Lv. 80 Fake Out Rock Slide Dark Pulse Substitute
Bug Catcher Jake Route 18   Caterpie Lv. 65 Tackle String Shot - -
Bug Catcher Bryson Route 11   Metapod Lv. 65 Tackle String Shot Harden -
Bug Catcher Bobby Route 2   Butterfree Lv. 75 Quiver Dance Sleep Powder Air Slash -
Bug Catcher Scott Viridian Forest   Weedle Lv. 65 Poison Sting String Shot - -
Bug Catcher Kenny Route 13   Kakuna Lv. 65 Poison Sting String Shot Harden -
Bug Catcher Terry Route 8   Beedrill Lv. 75 Outrage Drill Run Agility -
Bird Keeper Louey Route 2   Pidgey Lv. 65 Fly Toxic Protect Roost
Bird Keeper Howie Route 16   Pidgeotto Lv. 70 Air Slash Headbutt Agility -
Bird Keeper Wyatt Route 12   Pidgeot Lv. 75 Sky Attack Hyper Beam Reflect Roost
Youngster Bret Route 10   Rattata Lv. 65 Bite Headbutt Thunder Wave -
Youngster Denis Cerulean City   Raticate Lv. 75 Double-Edge Facade Blizzard -
Bird Keeper Ralph Pewter City   Spearow Lv. 70 Fury Attack Focus Energy - -
Bird Keeper Theo Route 18   Fearow Lv. 80 Sky Attack Focus Energy Drill Run -
Scientist Herbert Route 4   Ekans Lv. 70 Glare Bite Rock Slide -
Scientist Adam Team Rocket Hideout   Arbok Lv. 75 Glare Facade Wrap Sucker Punch
Lass Ikue Viridian Forest   Pikachu Lv. 75 Slam Toxic Substitute Reflect
Lass Charlotte Pokémon Tower   Raichu Lv. 75 Headbutt Double Team Hyper Beam -
Hiker Paul Route 11   Sandshrew Lv. 70 Poison Jab Seismic Toss Sand Attack -
Hiker Benjamin Route 7   Sandslash Lv. 75 Drill Run Swords Dance Substitute -
Ace Trainer Ronnie Route 3   Nidoran♀ Lv. 65 Super Fang Thunderbolt Ice Beam -
Ace Trainer Fred Underground Path (Rt. 7-8)   Nidorina Lv. 70 Super Fang Thunder Blizzard -
Ace Trainer Percy Route 23   Nidoqueen Lv. 75 Super Fang Blizzard Surf -
Ace Trainer Alvin Route 4   Nidoran♂ Lv. 70 Iron Tail Headbutt - -
Ace Trainer Dave Underground Path (Rt. 7-8)   Nidorino Lv. 75 Iron Tail Dig - -
Ace Trainer Carlton Route 23   Nidoking Lv. 80 Horn Drill Drill Run Ice Punch -
Lass Chel Saffron City   Clefairy Lv. 70 Sing Metronome - -
Lass Alexandra Mt. Moon   Clefable Lv. 80 Iron Tail Moonblast Minimize -
Ace Trainer Finn Route 6   Vulpix Lv. 70 Toxic Fire Spin Confuse Ray -
Ace Trainer Arnold Route 9   Ninetales Lv. 75 Hypnosis Calm Mind Dark Pulse Dream Eater
Lass Marge Pewter City   Jigglypuff Lv. 70 Sing Body Slam Disable -
Lass Yumi Silph Co.   Wigglytuff Lv. 75 Sing Tri Attack Disable -
Scientist West Rock Tunnel   Zubat Lv. 70 Air Slash Confuse Ray - -
Scientist Keaton Victory Road   Golbat Lv. 75 Fly Confuse Ray Roost -
Lass Amy Viridian City   Oddish Lv. 65 Sludge Bomb - - -
Lass Emma Pewter City   Gloom Lv. 70 Sludge Bomb - - -
Lass Satoko Route 14   Vileplume Lv. 75 Substitute Reflect Hyper Beam -
Bug Catcher Evan Mt. Moon   Paras Lv. 70 X-Scissor Sludge Bomb - -
Bug Catcher Hans Route 2   Parasect Lv. 75 Leech Life Sludge Bomb - -
Bug Catcher Olly Route 24   Venonat Lv. 70 Disable Sleep Powder Psybeam -
Bug Catcher Lajos Route 15   Venomoth Lv. 75 Quiver Dance Sleep Powder Psychic -
Hiker Colin Diglett's Cave   Diglett Lv. 70 Sucker Punch Dig - -
Hiker Dexter Diglett's Cave   Dugtrio Lv. 75 Sand Attack Substitute Fissure Slash
Youngster Ken Viridian City   Meowth Lv. 70 Nasty Plot Thunderbolt Dark Pulse -
Youngster Shawn Team Rocket Hideout   Persian Lv. 75 Hypnosis Dream Eater Nasty Plot Hyper Beam
Beauty Nicole Route 21   Psyduck Lv. 70 Amnesia Psychic Rest -
Beauty Camille Route 4   Golduck Lv. 75 Yawn Calm Mind Psychic -
Black Belt Tadashi Route 5   Mankey Lv. 70 Focus Energy Karate Chop Fury Swipes -
Black Belt Kano Route 11   Primeape Lv. 75 Counter Taunt Brick Break -
Ace Trainer Austin Route 7   Growlithe Lv. 70 Dig Toxic Reflect -
Ace Trainer Satch Celadon City   Arcanine Lv. 75 Facade Hyper Beam Double-Edge Reflect
Lass Vicky Route 12   Poliwag Lv. 65 Hypnosis Headbutt Hydro Pump -
Lass Kimberly Cerulean City   Poliwhirl Lv. 70 Substitute Scald Psychic -
Black Belt Yuen Cerulean City   Poliwrath Lv. 75 Brick Break Bulk Up Psychic -
Psychic Angelo Viridian City   Abra Lv. 70 Calm Mind Shadow Ball Thunder Wave -
Psychic Jaime Saffron City   Kadabra Lv. 75 Iron Tail Thunder Punch Facade -
Psychic Frasier Route 10   Alakazam Lv. 80 Disable Recover Calm Mind Tri Attack
Black Belt Masahiro Silph Co.   Machop Lv. 65 Thunder Punch Poison Jab Bulk Up -
Black Belt Ryuji Fuchsia City   Machoke Lv. 70 Poison Jab Fire Punch Bulk Up -
Black Belt Randy Vermilion City   Machamp Lv. 75 Brick Break Headbutt Bulk Up -
Lass Hana Viridian City   Bellsprout Lv. 65 Poison Jab Sludge Bomb Growth -
Lass Emily Pokémon Tower   Weepinbell Lv. 70 Poison Jab Sludge Bomb Growth -
Lass Dianne Celadon City   Victreebel Lv. 75 Poison Jab Sucker Punch Swords Dance -
Scientist Francis Route 20   Tentacool Lv. 75 Barrier Headbutt Hydro Pump -
Scientist Melvin Route 20   Tentacruel Lv. 80 Wrap Screech Barrier Headbutt
Hiker Irwin Rock Tunnel   Geodude Lv. 65 Bide Brick Break - -
Hiker Dillan Victory Road   Graveler Lv. 70 Fire Blast Sand Attack Defense Curl -
Hiker Valentino Pewter Museum of Science   Golem Lv. 75 Dig Fire Punch Defense Curl Protect
Ace Trainer Garret Saffron City   Ponyta Lv. 70 Reflect Toxic Fire Spin Rest
Ace Trainer Raymond Saffron City   Rapidash Lv. 75 Hypnosis Horn Drill Drill Run -
Beauty Jill Route 21   Slowpoke Lv. 70 Thunder Wave Earthquake Facade -
Beauty Haruka Route 21   Slowbro Lv. 75 Disable Calm Mind Yawn Shadow Ball
Scientist Murray Underground Path (Rt. 5-6)   Magnemite Lv. 70 Flash Cannon Supersonic - -
Scientist Julian Underground Path (Rt. 5-6)   Magneton Lv. 75 Thunder Hyper Beam - -
Bird Keeper Moe Vermilion City   Farfetch'd Lv. 70 Swords Dance Fly Feint -
Bird Keeper Barney Cerulean City   Doduo Lv. 70 Swords Dance Jump Kick - -
Bird Keeper Seymour Route 15   Dodrio Lv. 75 Agility Headbutt - -
Beauty Aina Seafoam Islands   Seel Lv. 70 Double-Edge Encore - -
Beauty Lois Seafoam Islands   Dewgong Lv. 75 Horn Drill Toxic Rest Protect
Scientist Cory Celadon City   Grimer Lv. 70 Minimize Fire Punch Protect -
Scientist Gordon Pokémon Mansion   Muk Lv. 75 Haze Rock Slide Thunder Punch -
Beauty Shelly Route 19   Shellder Lv. 70 Shell Smash Ice Shard Headbutt -
Beauty Rose Route 20   Cloyster Lv. 75 Barrier Toxic Protect Rest
Psychic Arin Lavender Town   Gastly Lv. 70 Shadow Ball - - -
Psychic Danny Lavender Town   Haunter Lv. 75 Shadow Ball - - -
Psychic Ross Lavender Town   Gengar Lv. 80 Hypnosis Dream Eater Thunderbolt -
Hiker Jim Underground Path (Rt. 7-8)   Onix Lv. 70 Wrap Toxic Harden Protect
Psychic Anton Viridian City   Drowzee Lv. 70 Thunder Wave Headbutt Meditate -
Psychic Vlad Pokémon Tower   Hypno Lv. 75 Hypnosis Nasty Plot Shadow Ball -
Ace Trainer Carl Vermilion City   Krabby Lv. 70 Superpower X-Scissor - -
Ace Trainer Leopold Silph Co.   Kingler Lv. 75 Agility Stomp Scald Guillotine
Scientist Humphrey Power Plant   Voltorb Lv. 70 Light Screen Swift - -
Scientist Elton Route 17   Electrode Lv. 75 Screech Headbutt Light Screen -
Lass Summer Route 24   Exeggcute Lv. 70 Sludge Bomb Facade - -
Lass Cindy Cinnabar Island   Exeggutor Lv. 75 Hypnosis Solar Beam Hyper Beam -
Hiker Richter Route 8   Cubone Lv. 70 Bonemerang Growl - -
Hiker Julius Lavender Town   Marowak Lv. 75 Swords Dance Double-Edge Fire Punch -
Black Belt Cheng Fighting Dojo   Hitmonlee Lv. 75 High Jump Kick Feint - -
Black Belt Wong Fighting Dojo   Hitmonchan Lv. 75 Bulk Up Thunder Punch Ice Punch Fire Punch
Youngster Cid Route 16   Lickitung Lv. 70 Fire Blast Blizzard Thunder Disable
Scientist Albert Route 17   Koffing Lv. 70 Shadow Ball Will-O-Wisp Protect -
Scientist Donnie Team Rocket Hideout   Weezing Lv. 75 Flamethrower Thunderbolt Taunt -
Hiker Farkas Route 17   Rhyhorn Lv. 70 Dragon Pulse Fire Blast - -
Hiker Eugine Team Rocket Hideout   Rhydon Lv. 75 Earthquake Horn Drill - -
Lass Mizuki Fuchsia City   Chansey Lv. 75 Seismic Toss Soft-Boiled Light Screen Reflect
Lass Harleen Route 15   Tangela Lv. 75 Bind Hyper Beam Toxic Protect
Ace Trainer Mac Fuchsia City   Kangaskhan Lv. 75 Rage Headbutt - -
Beauty Beverly Route 19   Horsea Lv. 70 Scald Protect - -
Beauty Lucy Route 12   Seadra Lv. 75 Smokescreen Hyper Beam Substitute -
Beauty Evette Route 12   Goldeen Lv. 70 Agility Headbutt Poison Jab -
Beauty Arianna Route 13   Seaking Lv. 75 Skull Bash Scald Protect -
Beauty Jo Route 19   Staryu Lv. 70 Tri Attack Swift Light Screen -
Psychic Harrison Route 25   Starmie Lv. 75 Minimize Psywave Light Screen -
Psychic Rui Celadon Condominiums   Mr. Mime Lv. 70 Calm Mind Barrier Dazzling Gleam -
Bug Catcher Louie Route 15   Scyther Lv. 75 Swords Dance Slash Roost -
Psychic Avery Cerulean City   Jynx Lv. 75 Calm Mind Lovely Kiss Dream Eater Seismic Toss
Scientist Levi Route 10   Electabuzz Lv. 75 Reflect Fire Punch Psychic -
Ace Trainer Jace Pokémon Mansion   Magmar Lv. 75 Toxic Confuse Ray Psychic Fire Spin
Bug Catcher Ryouta Route 18   Pinsir Lv. 75 Rock Slide X-Scissor Guillotine -
Ace Trainer Jaxson Fuchsia City   Tauros Lv. 75 Double-Edge Rage - -
Youngster Easton Route 4   Magikarp Lv. 65 Tackle Splash - -
Ace Trainer Dominic Celadon City   Gyarados Lv. 75 Earthquake Thunderbolt - -
Lass Hazel Pokémon Tower   Lapras Lv. 75 Solar Beam Thunderbolt Confuse Ray -
Lass Aoi Route 17   Eevee Lv. 75 Reflect Double-Edge - -
Lass Yue Celadon Department Store   Vaporeon Lv. 75 Shadow Ball Toxic Rest -
Scientist Alphonse Celadon Department Store   Jolteon Lv. 75 Light Screen Yawn Shadow Ball -
Ace Trainer Dax Celadon Department Store   Flareon Lv. 75 Flare Blitz Superpower Fire Spin -
Scientist Jordan Rocket Game Corner   Porygon Lv. 70 Iron Tail Conversion Shadow Ball Thunderbolt
Hiker Colson Mt. Moon   Omanyte Lv. 70 Scald Blizzard - -
Hiker Lionel Cinnabar Lab   Omastar Lv. 75 Shell Smash Waterfall Rock Slide Bite
Hiker Barnaby Mt. Moon   Kabuto Lv. 70 Reflect Sand Attack Substitute Leech Life
Hiker Kenji Pewter City   Kabutops Lv. 75 Mega Drain Brick Break Feint -
Hiker Hisato Pewter Museum of Science   Aerodactyl Lv. 75 Roost Fly Toxic Iron Tail
Ace Trainer Jay Route 16   Snorlax Lv. 75 Reflect Facade Rest -
Ace Trainer Jirard Route 23   Dratini Lv. 65 Dragon Pulse Ice Beam Agility -
Ace Trainer Arjun Seafoam Islands   Dragonair Lv. 70 Dragon Pulse Blizzard Thunder Wave Light Screen
Ace Trainer Grayson Cerulean City   Dragonite Lv. 75 Outrage Ice Beam Aqua Jet Reflect

Other Trainers

Location Pokémon CP
Pokémon Mansion   Ditto 4,000+
Seafoam Islands   Articuno 7,500+
Power Plant   Zapdos 7,500+
Victory Road   Moltres 7,500+
Pokémon Mansion   Mewtwo 9,000+
Pokémon Mansion   Mew 8,000+
Pokémon Mansion   Meltan 4,000+
Pokémon Mansion   Melmetal 8,000+



In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 大師訓練家 Daaihsī Fanlihngā
Mandarin 大師訓練家 / 大师训练家 Dàshī Xùnliànjiā
  French Expert
  German Meistertrainer
  Italian Esperto
  Korean 마스터 트레이너 Master Trainer
  European Portuguese Treinador Master
  Russian Мастер-Тренер Master-Trener
  Spanish Entrenador Maestro

<Pokémon> Master

Language Title
  Japanese <Pokémon>マスター <Pokémon> Master
Chinese Cantonese <Pokémon>大師 <Pokémon> Daaihsī
Mandarin <Pokémon>大師 / <Pokémon>大师 <Pokémon> Dàshī
  French Expert <Pokémon> ()
Experte <Pokémon> ()
  German <Pokémon>-Meister ()
<Pokémon>-Meisterin ()
  Italian Esperto <Pokémon> ()
Esperta <Pokémon> ()
  Korean <Pokémon>마스터 <Pokémon> Master
  Spanish Maestro <Pokémon> ()
Maestra <Pokémon> ()

Battle Master

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 對戰大師 Deuijin Daaihsī
Mandarin 對戰大師 / 对战大师 Duìzhàn Dàshī
  French Expert en Combat ()
Experte en Combat ()
  German Meisterkämpfer ()
Meisterkämpferin ()
  Italian Esperto lotta ()
Esperta lotta ()
  Korean 배틀마스터 Battle Master
  Spanish Maestro del Combate ()
Maestra del Combate ()

Grand Master

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 全能大師 Chyùhnnàhng Daaihsī
Mandarin 全能大師 / 全能大师 Quánnéng Dàshī
  French Grand Expert ()
Grande Experte ()
  German Großmeister ()
Großmeisterin ()
  Italian Sommo esperto ()
Somma esperta ()
  Korean 그랜드마스터 Grand Master
  Spanish Gran Maestro ()
Gran Maestra ()

See also

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:

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