Poké Kid (Trainer class)

Poké Kid
ポケモンごっこ Make-believe Pokémon
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VS models from Generation VIII
Other names
Introduced in Generation IV
Appears in Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Sword and Shield
Gender Both
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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 kids in Pokémon costumes.

In Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Poké Kids appear as little girls that are possibly the children of male Poké Fans. 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. They exclusively use Pikachu, and in Platinum, Pichu and Raichu.

In Sword and Shield, male Poké Kids were introduced, who take on the appearance of Pikachu, while girls wear Eevee costumes instead. Unlike before, they don't exclusively use Pikachu.


Sprite from
Generation IV*
Beta sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
VS models from
Sword and Shield
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV*
Y-Comm profile images from
Generation VIII

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

Pokémon Sword and Shield

See Also: List of Battle Tower Trainers (Generation VIII)/Poké Kid

In the manga

A Poké Kid in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

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 the TCG

Poké Kid in the TCG
Main article: Poké Kid (Sword & Shield 173)

Poké Kid was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sword & Shield Series (the Japanese Sword & Shield Era). It was first released in the Japanese V Starter Sets before debuting in English in the Sword & Shield expansion, with artwork by Hitoshi Ariga. It allows the player to search their deck for a Pokémon, reveal it to their opponent, then shuffle their deck.


  • In Pokémon 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
  • In Pokémon Platinum, there is data for a battle with Poké Kid Ariel with three level 3 Pichu, but it is completely inaccessible.[1]
  • 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
Chinese Cantonese 寶可夢小朋友 Pokémon Síupàhngyáuh
Mandarin 寶可夢小朋友 / 宝可梦小朋友 Pokémon Xiǎopéngyǒu
  French Poké Enfant
  German Poké-Kind
  Italian Poké Bimba ()
Poké Bimbo ()
  Korean 포켓몬놀이 Pokémon Nol-i
  Brazilian Portuguese Poké Criança
  Spanish Pokéchica ()
Pokéchico ()


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 TeamHGSSElderHGSSPasserbyHGSSYoung 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
Galar ArtistBackpackerBeautyBlack BeltCabbieCafé MasterCameramanChampionColleaguesCookDancerDaring Couple
DoctorFisherGAME FREAK'sGym ChallengerGym LeaderGym TrainerGentlemanHikerInterviewersLassLeague Staff
Macro Cosmos'sMadameMedical TeamModelMusic CrewMusicianOffice WorkerPoké KidPokémon Breeder
Pokémon TrainerPolice OfficerPostmanRail StaffReporterSchoolboySchoolgirlSwimmerTeam Yell GruntWorkerYoungster
Expansion Pass only:
Dojo MasterDojo MatronMaster Dojo Student

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