Pokémon Breeder (Trainer class)

Pokémon Breeder
ポケモンブリーダー Pokémon Breeder
Breeder Nursing TCG.png
TCG artwork by kirisAki
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, and LeafGreen
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Sword and Shield
Gender Both*
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Day-Care Couple, Gold (for anime breeders, please see the list below)
Anime debut Showdown in Pewter City
TCG debut Base Set
TCG card Pokémon Breeder
Manga debut {{{manga}}}

A Pokémon Breeder (Japanese: ポケモンブリーダー Pokémon Breeder) is primarily a Pokémon Trainer who raises and mates carefully selected Pokémon to reproduce specific improvements in future generations of Pokémon, such as moves, individual values, or Natures.

In the games

Pokémon Breeders (written as "PKMN Breeder" in-game until Generation VI) first appeared as a Trainer class in Generation III, and they can often be found near Pokémon Day Cares. They raise a large number of varied Pokémon, generally maintaining a balanced team, although they are often weak compared to other Trainers in the area they reside in.

In Pokémon Emerald, there is a stats judge known as the Legendary Top Pokémon Breeder in the Battle Frontier.

In Black 2 and White 2, Pokémon Breeders will always pull the player aside for a battle when they are passed, even if the player defeated them before, unless they are encountered in Big Stadium and Small Court, where they can be battled again without getting pulled (players have to talk to them instead). All Breeders in Black 2 and White 2 will be reset again when the player leaves the location they are situated in.

In Generation VII, Pokémon Breeders keep their Pokémon in Friend Balls. In Generation VIII, they keep their Pokémon in Heal Balls.



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X and Y
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Icons on the PSS from
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In-battle models from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
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Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Overworld models from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
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Sword and Shield
Y-Comm profile images from
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Art from X and Y Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Trainer list

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon X and Y

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Pokémon Sun and Moon

See more:
List of Battle Tree Trainers/Pokémon Breeder (male)
List of Battle Tree Trainers/Pokémon Breeder (female)

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Pokémon Sword and Shield

In the anime

A Pokémon Breeder in the anime

The concept of Pokémon Breeders was first introduced in Showdown in Pewter City, two generations before the Trainer class was introduced in the games. In the anime, Pokémon Breeders typically concern themselves with raising Pokémon for health and friendship, rather than for competitive fields like Gyms and Pokémon Contests. However, they may participate in grooming competitions such as the Pokémon Beauty Contest. Aspects that Pokémon Breeders typically also handle or cover include Pokémon grooming and Pokémon nutrition.

Breeders hatch, care for, and raise starter Pokémon at secret breeding grounds as part of the Pokémon League's system to distribute them to new Pokémon Trainers, as noted in A Mudkip Mission.

A female Pokémon Breeder appeared in The Clumsy Crier Quiets the Chaos!.

Notable Breeders

See also: List of Pokémon Breeders


The female Breeder's Teddiursa was playing in a yard with a Bidoof and Linoone until a rampaging Salamence came by and attacked. Teddiursa was then taken to a Pokémon Center and healed with the help of Nurse Joy and her Wigglytuff.

None of Teddiursa's moves are known.

Debut The Clumsy Crier Quiets the Chaos!

In the manga

A male Pokémon Breeder in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, although never officially called breeder, specializes in hatching Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga. Other characters who can be called "breeders" in this manga are the Day-Care Couple.


Emerald chapter

In Moving Past Milotic, Emerald has a Double Battle at the Battle Pike, going up against virtual male and female Pokémon Breeders who use Fearow and Raichu. They are shown again in a flashback in A Sketchy Smattering of Smeargle.

In Verily Vanquishing Vileplume I, a female Pokémon Breeder is one of the Trainers that participate in the Battle Dome challenge. She is pushed aside when Emerald tries to squeeze in to sit with the challengers.

Diamond & Pearl chapter

In Bombastic Bibarel & Heroic Hippopotas, a female Pokémon Breeder appears at the Seven Stars Restaurant.

In Luring in a Lickilicky, a female Pokémon Breeder appears during the Pokétch presentation taking place in Jubilife City.

Platinum chapter

A Pokémon Breeder named Leonardo (Japanese: レオナルド) is Platinum's opponent in the Battle Arcade. She manages to defeat him with her Rapidash when the panel lands on the sunny panel.

HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter

A male Pokémon Breeder makes a brief cameo with his Weavile in All About Arceus I.

Black & White chapter

A male Pokémon Breeder with a Cottonee was seen in An Odd Speech, listening to Ghetsis's speech in Accumula Town.

A female Pokémon Breeder with a Swanna was seen socializing with a group of other Trainers in Unraveling Mysteries.

A male Pokémon Breeder with a Lampent appeared in Dream a Little Dream amongst the Trainers entering Victory Road.


Ivysaur is Leonardo's only known Pokémon. It battled with Platinum's Rapidash and lost.

None of Ivysaur's moves are known.

Debut Interrupting Ivysaur

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Pokémon Breeders in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Pokémon Breeder
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Pokémon Breeder T Base Set   76/102 Expansion Pack    
Base Set 2   105/130      
Legendary Collection   102/110      
Pokémon Breeder Fields T Neo Revelation   62/64 Awakening Legends    
Pokémon Breeder Su Shining Legends   63/73 Shining Legends   068/072
Shining Legends   73/73 Shining Legends   077/072
      GX Starter Decks   124/131
Pokémon Breeder's Nurturing Su Darkness Ablaze   166/189 Explosive Walker   068/070
Darkness Ablaze   188/189 Explosive Walker   078/070
Darkness Ablaze   195/189 Explosive Walker   083/070


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 寶可夢培育家 Pokémon Pùihyuhkgā *
Mandarin 寶可夢培育家 / 宝可梦培育家 Bǎokěmèng Péiyùjiā *
神奇寶貝培育家 Shénqíbǎobèi Péiyùjiā *
神奇寶貝飼育家 / 神奇宝贝饲育家 Shénqíbǎobèi Sìyùjiā *
小精灵养育员 Xiǎojīnglíng Yǎngyùyuán *
  Danish Pokémon-opdrætter
Pokémon Avler
  Dutch Pokémon Fokker
  Finnish Pokémon-kasvattaja
  French Éleveur (both, III-V; , VI+)
Éleveuse (, VI+)
  German PKMN-Züchter (III-V)
Pokémon-Züchter () / Pokémon-Züchterin () (VI+)
  Indonesian Peternak Pokémon
  Italian AllevaPKMN (III-V)
Allevapokémon (VI+)
  Korean 포켓몬 브리더 Pokémon Breeder
  Norwegian Pokémon Avler
  Polish Hodowca*
  Brazilian Portuguese Criador de Pokémon (, games, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Criadora de Pokémon (, TCG, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Criador Pokémon (, anime)
Criadora Pokémon (, anime)
  Romanian Crescător Pokémon
  Russian Разводчик Покемонов Razvodchik Pokemonov
Покемоновод Pokemonovod
  Spanish Criapokémon
Criador Pokémon*
  Swedish Pokémon-uppfödare
  Thai คนเลี้ยงโปเกมอน Breeder Pokémon
  Vietnamese Người chăn nuôi Pokémon

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Sevii Islands Aroma LadyBikerBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCamperCool CoupleCooltrainerCrush Girl
Crush KinCue BallFishermanGentlemanHikerJugglerLadyLassPainterPicnickerPokéManiac
PKMN BreederPKMN RangerPsychicRuin ManiacScientistSis and BroSwimmerTamer
Team Rocket AdminTeam Rocket GruntTwinsTuberYoung CoupleYoungster
Trainer Tower only:
BeautyBurglarEngineerRockerSailorSuper Nerd
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

Hoenn Ace Trainer*Aqua AdminSEASAqua LeaderSEASAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack Belt
Bug CatcherBug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDragon TamerElite FourExpertFisherman
GentlemanGuitaristHex ManiacHikerInterviewersKindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREOR
Magma LeaderREORNinja BoyOld CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPoké FanPoké ManiacPokémon Ranger
Pokémon TrainerPokémon BreederPsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchoolkid*Sis & Bro*Swimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTeammates*TriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Ace DuoORASBrains & BrawnORASBackpackerORASDelinquentORASFairy Tale GirlORASFare PrinceORASFree DiverORAS
LeadersORASLorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORASScuba DiverORAS
Secret Base ExpertORASSecret Base TrainerORASSootopolitanORASStreet ThugORAS
Battle Frontier only:E
Arena TycoonDome AceFactory HeadPalace MavenPike QueenPyramid KingSalon Maiden
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:ORAS
ArtistBattle ChatelaineButlerChefFurisode GirlGarçonGardenerMadameMaidMonsieurOwnerPreschoolerPunk Girl
Punk GuyRising StarRoller SkaterSchoolboySchoolgirlScientistTouristVeteranWaitressWorker
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
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBeautyB2W2BikerBlack BeltBoss TrainerB2W2Champion
ClerkCyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGuitaristB2W2Harlequin
Nursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN TrainerPoliceman
PreschoolerPsychicRich BoyRoughneckSchool KidScientistSmasherSocialiteStrikerSubway Boss
SwimmerTeam PlasmaTeam Plasma GruntThe RichesBWTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
Pokéstar Studios only:B2W2
A-list ActorActorActressBig StarCelebrityChic ActressChild StarComedianFine Actor
Movie StarNew ActressStar ActorSuit ActorUnique StarVeteran Star
Pokémon World Tournament only:B2W2
Junior RepresentativeMaster RepresentativeSenior Representative
World ChampionWorld FinalistWorld Runner-up
Kalos Ace DuoAce TrainerArtistArtist FamilyBackpackerBattle GirlBeautyBlack BeltBrains & Brawn
ButlerChampionChefDriverElite FourFairy Tale GirlFishermanFurisode GirlGarçonGardener
Hex ManiacHikerHoneymoonersLassLeaderLumiose Gang MemberMysterious SistersOwner
Poké FanPoké Fan FamilyPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon RangerPokémon Trainer
PreschoolerPsychicPunk CouplePunk GirlPunk GuyRangersRising StarRoller Skater
SchoolboySchoolgirlScientistSky TrainerSuccessorSuspicious ChildSuspicious Lady
Suspicious WomanSwimmerTeam FlareTeam Flare AdminTeam Flare BossTeam Flare Grunt
Battle Chateau ranks:
By male: BaronViscountEarlMarquisDukeGrand Duke
By female: BaronessViscountessCountessMarchionessDuchessGrand Duchess
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:
Battle ChatelaineLadyMadameMaidMonsieurRich Boy
Alola Ace DuoAce TrainerActorUSUMAether Branch ChiefAether FoundationAether Foundation Employee
Aether PresidentAthletic SiblingsBackpackerBeautyBellhopBlack BeltCaptainCollectorCookDancer
Eevee UserElite FourEspeon UserFirefighterFishermanFlareon UserGAME FREAKGentlemanGlaceon User
Golf BuddiesGolferHikerHoneymoonersIsland KahunaJanitorJolteon UserKarate FamilyLassLeafeon User
MadameOffice WorkerPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon TrainerPolice OfficerPreschooler
PrincipalPunk GirlPunk GuyPunk PairReporterUSUMRising StarRising Star DuoScientistSightseer
SwimmerSwimmersSwimmer GirlsSylveon UserTeacherTeam AquaUSUMTeam FlareUSUMTeam GalacticUSUM
Team MagmaUSUMTeam PlasmaUSUMTeam SkullTeam Skull AdminTeam Skull BossTeam Skull Grunt
Trial GuideTwinsUmbreon UserVaporeon UserVeteranVeteran DuoWorkerYoungsterYouth Athlete
Capoeira CoupleUSUMDancing FamilyUSUMKantonian GymUSUMMaster & ApprenticeUSUM
Sparring PartnersUSUMSurferUSUMTeam Rainbow RocketUSUMTeam Rainbow Rocket GruntUSUM
Tourist CoupleUSUMUltra Forest KartenvoyUSUltra Recon SquadUSUM
Battle Tree, Battle Royal Dome, and Battle Agency only:
Battle LegendPokémon Center LadyPro Wrestler
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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