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Poké Kid
ポケモンごっこ Make-believe Pokémon
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Poké Kid sprite from Generation IV
Other names
Introduced in Generation IV
Appears in Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Gender Female
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A Poké Kid (Japanese: ポケモンごっこ Make-believe Pokémon) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation IV games. They are little girls that are possibly the children of male Poké Fans who are often depicted holding one in a Pikachu costumes. Outside of battle they appear to be just an ordinary Pikachu; this is used to mess with the player on multiple occasions, including a Poké Kid hidden amongst several regular Pikachu.

Like their costumes, they use Pikachu as their Pokémon.



Spr DP Poké Kid.png Spr DP Poké Kid Beta.png
Sprite from
Generation IV
Beta sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
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Overworld sprite from
Generation IV

Trainer list

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

See more: List of Battle Tower Trainers (Generation IV)/Poké Kid

Pokémon Platinum

See more: List of Battle Frontier Trainers (Generation IV)/Poké Kid

In the manga

A Poké Kid in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Diamond & Pearl chapter

In Magnificent Meditite & Really Riolu I, a Poké Kid makes a cameo while the main characters visit Veilstone City. Her friend was supposed to challenge Maylene but she mixed the Poké Kid and her friends with the three main characters, due to the main characters possessing an item that made landing attacks easier she had heard the kids talking about.

Platinum chapter

The Poké Kid from above, together with her friends, is seen entering the Battle Frontier in Deprogramming Porygon-Z.

HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter

A Poké Kid was seen exploring the Safari Zone Gate with her mother in Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down.


  • In Platinum, Poké Kid Ariel can be found in these Pokémon Center locations around Sinnoh:
Sunday, Monday, Thursday: Floaroma Town
Tuesday, Friday: Solaceon Town
Wednesday, Saturday: Resort Area
  • Poké Kid Ariel says "Pi-Pikachu!" before battle. Ash's Pikachu says the same after many of Ash's various victories (winning a Badge, catching a Pokémon, and so on).
  • The Poké Kid bears some resemblance to the concept of Moemon, a hacked game where Pokémon are turned into gijinka.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Poké Enfant
Germany Flag.png German Poké-Kind
Italy Flag.png Italian Poké Bimba
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓몬놀이 Pokémon Nol'i
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokéchica

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Johto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*BoarderBug CatcherBurglarCamper
ChampionExecutive*FirebreatherFisherman*GentlemanGuitaristHikerJugglerKimono GirlLass
LeaderMediumPicnickerPokéfanPoké Maniac*PKMN TrainerPoliceman*PsychicRivalSage
SailorSchool Kid*ScientistSkierSuper NerdSwimmerTeacherTeam Rocket Grunt*TwinsYoungster
Mystery ManCHGSS*
Double TeamHGSSElderHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Battle Frontier only:HGSS

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollector
CowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdolJoggerLadyNinja Boy
Parasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN Ranger
RancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialite
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon

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

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