Police Officer (Trainer class)

Police Officer
おまわりさん Police Officer
VSPolice Officer SwSh.png
VS model from Sword and Shield
Other names Officer (Generation II)
Policeman (Generations IV-V)
Introduced in Generation II
Appears in Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Sword and Shield
Stadium 2
Gender Male
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Anime debut [[]]
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A Police Officer (Japanese: おまわりさん Police Officer), known as an Officer in Generation II and a Policeman in Generations IV and V, is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation II games.

In Generations II and IV, they are police officers, with flashlights and baton, that only battle at night. It could be said that their counterpart is the Joggers, who can only be battled in the morning. They specialize in using Growlithe in Generation II, its remakes, a possible reference to the anime's Officer Jenny. In Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, they use a combination of the Hoothoot and Machop families.

In Generations V, VII, and VIII, they continue to use Pokémon with canine traits, including the aforementioned Growlithe, as a possible allusion to police dogs. In the Battle Subway, they specialize in defensive Pokémon sets primarily relying on status conditions, and in the early stages, Fighting- and Steel-type Pokémon. In the Battle Tower in Galar, Police Officers specialize in a mix of Fighting-, Steel-, and Dragon-type Pokémon.

In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, they keep their Pokémon in Ultra Balls.

Although they aren't Trainers, they also appear as guards to Saffron City and try to arrest a Team Rocket Grunt in Cerulean City in Pokémon Red and Blue (replaced by Officer Jenny in Pokémon Yellow), and their remakes Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. Another NPC by the name of Officer Johnson plays a minor role in guarding the Cipher members that Duking arrested in Pokémon Colosseum.

Icon of Galar Police Station


In the core series

Officer sprite from
Generation II
Policeman sprite from
Generation IV
Policeman sprite from
Black and White
Policeman sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
Officer overworld sprite from
Generation II
Policeman overworld sprite from
Generation IV
Policeman overworld sprite from
Generation V
In-battle model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
VS model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and
Ultra Moon
Overworld model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
VS model from
Sword and Shield
Y-Comm Profile image from Sword and Shield

In other games


Officer portrait from
Stadium 2
Police Officer headshot from Mezastar


Artwork from Mezastar

Trainer list

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

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

Pokémon Platinum

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

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Pokémon Black and White

See more: List of Battle Subway Trainers/Policeman

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon Sun and Moon

See more:
List of Battle Royal Dome Trainers/Police Officer
List of Battle Tree Trainers/Police Officer

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Pokémon Sword and Shield

See more: List of Battle Tower Trainers (Generation VIII)/Police Officer

In the anime

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Police Officers aside from Officer Jenny have appeared intermittently throughout the anime. Four Police Officers appeared in To Top a Totem!, where one used his Machamp to put some logs back on a villager's cart. Three others later appeared in the same episode and watched as a Yungoos, a Gumshoos, and a Totem Gumshoos fought some Alolan Rattata and Raticate.


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Machamp (×4)
A Police Officer used four Machamp to help lift some logs in To Top a Totem!.

Three of them reappeared in a video in A Mission of Ultra Urgency!, where they were seen getting thrown around by a Buzzwole.

They all reappeared in the banned episode SM064, where three Passimian from Akala Island defeated them.

None of the Machamp's moves are known.

Debut To Top a Totem!
Voice actors
Japanese Toru Sakurai (SM064)
English Ben Phillips

In the manga

Falkner as a Policeman in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Red, Green & Blue chapter

In Buzz Off, Electabuzz!, a couple of Officers make a cameo when the Pokémon kidnapped by Lt. Surge are returned to their original Trainers.

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

Falkner, aside from being a Gym Leader, is also a member of the police force.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Koya is a member of the International Police, as well as a Pokémon Trainer.

A bunch of policemen led by Looker appear in Charon Must Be Stopped!, where they attempt to arrest Charon, the new leader of Team Galactic. However, Charon is too strong as he was able to take out the policemen's Pokémon easily.


The policemen sent out Machoke to take on Charon. However, by the time Hareta and Koya went to face Charon, Machoke was already defeated by his powerful Pokémon army.

None of Machoke's moves are known.

Debut Charon Must Be Stopped
The policemen sent out Bastiodon to take on Charon. Similar to Machoke, Bastiodon was beaten by Charon's powerful Pokémon army by the time Hareta and Koya arrived.

None of Bastiodon's moves are known.

Debut Charon Must Be Stopped

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 警察先生 Gíngchaat-sīnsāang *
巡邏員 Chèuhnlòhyùhn *
Mandarin 警察先生 Jǐngchá-xiānshēng *
巡邏員 Xúnluóyuán *
  French PolicierGS (VII+)
Agent (IV, V)
  German Wächter (II)
Polizist (IV, V, VII+)
  Italian Guardia
  Korean 경찰관 Gyeongchalgwan
  Spanish Policía

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