Musician (Trainer class)

ミュージシャン Musician
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VS model from Scarlet and Violet
Other names
Introduced in Generation V
Appears in Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
Sword and Shield
Scarlet and Violet
Gender Both*
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Anime debut
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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Manga debut Unraveling Mysteries (Adventures)

A Musician (Japanese: ミュージシャン Musician) is a type of Pokémon Trainer introduced in Generation V. In Unova, they are depicted as young men with long hair and glasses playing an acoustic guitar and resemble Generation IV's Guitarists. In Galar, they are depicted as young men with short hair and sunglasses holding a microphone. In Paldea, they are young women depicted as country artists, wearing cowgirl clothing.

In Generations V and IX, most Pokémon used by Musicians are related to sound and music, and tend to use sound-based moves. In Generation VIII, they specialize in Electric-type Pokémon.

In Double Battles, a Musician paired with a female Dancer are called a Music Crew.


Sprites and models

Sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
VS model from
Sword and Shield
VS model from
Scarlet and Violet
Overworld sprite from
Generation V
Y-Comm profile image from
Sword and Shield

Trainer list

Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon Sword and Shield

See also: List of Battle Tower Trainers (Galar)/Musician

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

In the manga

A Musician in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Black & White arc

A Musician appeared with his Eelektrik in Unraveling Mysteries.

Another Musician appeared in With a Little Help From My Friends. He was based on the Musician who plays the guitar in Café Sonata and teaches Meloetta Relic Song in the games. He was impressed by Bianca's flute performances that White recorded and sent to him, and invited the two to Café Sonata. By the time White and Bianca arrived, he was being attacked by a wild Vullaby, and his hand was broken as a result of the attack, which left him unable to play the guitar.

Sword & Shield arc

A Musician was briefly shown at Hammerlocke in Stealth!! Infiltrate the Energy Plant.

In Chomp!! It's Dracovish, a Musician who was Eric (Japanese: トシユキ Toshiyuki) from Macro Cosmos's in disguise was sent with his cohorts to Route 9 Tunnel to dispose of a wild Dracovish that suddenly Dynamaxed. The Dracovish was saved by Marvin, who used his Sniffler to stun everyone long enough for him to catch Dracovish and escape. Afterward, Eric and the others reported their failure to Oleana and were ordered to stand by in Wyndon.


Eelektrik was briefly seen with its Trainer in Nimbasa City.

None of Eelektrik's moves are known.

Debut Unraveling Mysteries
Steelix is Eric's only known Pokémon. While he was disguised as a Musician, it was used to attack a wild Dracovish that suddenly Dynamaxed at Route 9 Tunnel. It was stunned by Marvin's Sniffler, who used its tears to create makeshift tear gas water balloons.

None of Steelix's moves are known.

Debut Chomp!! It's Dracovish


  • In Pokémon Black and White, a Musician's overworld sprite won't turn to face the player if he's talked to from the side or behind.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 音樂家 Yāmngohkgā
Mandarin 音樂家 / 音乐家 Yīnyuèjiā
  European French Musicien
  German Musiker
  Italian Musicista
  Korean 뮤지션 Musician
  European Spanish Cantautor

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