Medium (Trainer class)

This article is about the Trainer class introduced in Generation II. For the Trainer class known as Medium in Pokémon Stadium, see Channeler (Trainer class).
イタコ Itako
Spr HGSS Medium.png
Medium sprite from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Other names
Introduced in Generation II
Appears in Gold, Silver, and Crystal
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Stadium 2
Gender Female
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Medium (Japanese: イタコ Itako) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in Generation II games. They are depicted as old women with little ghosts floating around them in Generation II, and as old women with a large, lit candle in each hand in Generation IV. As their Japanese name suggests, they're based on blind female shamans from northern Japan who dress in a white kimono during their training for initiation (Itako). In the Japanese versions of Generation II's games, they are also shown carrying Buddhist prayer beads, which were removed in the Western versions due to Nintendo's policy on religious references.

They only appear in the Ecruteak Gym, where they specialize in Ghost-type Pokémon, and the Saffron Gym, where they specialize in Psychic-type Pokémon.



In the core series

Prototype sprite from
Spaceworld '97 demo
Sprite from
Generation II (JP/KR)
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Prototype overworld sprite from
Spaceworld '97 demo
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprites from
HeartGold and SoulSilver

In other games

Portraits from
Stadium 2

Trainer list

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Pokémon Stadium 2

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 神婆 Sàhnpòh
Mandarin 神婆 Shénpó
  French Médium
  German Medium
  Italian Sciamana (Masters EX*)
Sensitiva (II, IV)
  Korean 무당 Mudang
  Spanish Mentalista

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:
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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