Prize money

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Prize money is the money that Trainers pay out at the end of a battle. This also includes the player as well, who may have to pay out a small amount of prize money if they're defeated by an NPC Trainer.

NPC Trainers

Almost all Trainers battled during the main storyline will payout prize money upon being defeated. However, for most battles outside the main storyline, prize money is not paid out by either side. This includes:

Base payout table

In the games, a Trainer pays out money based on a formula:

 

Where Base is the base payout of the Trainer class, and Level is the level of the last Pokémon in the Trainer's party. Note that the last Pokémon is not always the highest level Pokémon - for example, in Generation II, Red pays out $7700 even though there is a level 81 Pikachu in his party, because the last Pokémon he has is his level 77 Blastoise, and in Generation IV, he pays out $16,800, despite the level 88 Pikachu because, again, the last Pokémon in his party is his Level 84 Blastoise.

In Multi Battles, the total payout is simply the sum of the payouts of the two Trainers if they had separate parties. For example, in Generation IV, battling a Camper with a level 26 Spearow at the end of the party at the same time as a Champion with a level 78 Garchomp at the end of the party would earn the player $416 + $15,600 = $16,016. Taking on two Roughnecks with a Level 53 and Level 67 Koffing respectively would earn the player $1272 + $1608 = $2880. Starting in Pokémon Sun and Moon, nearly all Double Battle Trainer classes' payouts are calculated as if they were a Multi Battle, as during battle, each member of the Double Battle class is referred to as one of the two Trainer classes that make up that class.

Core series games

Below is a table of the base payouts of each Trainer class in the core series games, by generation. Trainer classes that did not appear in a given generation are denoted by —.

Trainer class Gen I Gen II Gen III Gen IV Gen V Gen VI Gen VII Gen VIII
Beauty $70 $88 $80 $56 $56 General XY: $80
Lumiose streets: $20
ORAS: $56
USUM: $32
General PE: $60
Cerulean Gym: $20
$96
Biker $20 $32 $20 $16 $32
Bird Keeper $25 $24 $24 $32 $40 $60
Blackbelt/Black Belt $25 $24 $24 $24 $32 General XY: $48
Lumiose streets: $20
ORAS: $32
USUM: $32
PE: $28
$64
Boss $99 $80 $180 $200 USUM: $120
PE: $160
Bug Catcher $10 $16 $12 $16 $16 $12
Burglar $90 $88 $88 $16 $80
Channeler $30 $32 $40
Cooltrainer/Ace Trainer $35 $48 $48 $60 $60 XY: $100
ORAS: $60
USUM: $68
PE: $100
Cue Ball/Roughneck $25 $32 $24 $24 $28
Engineer $50 $48 $60
Fisherman/Fisher $35 $40 $40 $32 $32 XY: $56
ORAS: $32
USUM: $32
PE: $40
$64
Gambler/Gamer/PI $70 $72 $120 $120
Gentleman $70 $72 $72
S.S. Tidal: $200
$200 $200 $200 USUM: $200
PE: $120
$200
Grunt of any villainous team $30 $40 $20 $40 $40 $40 USUM: $32
PE: $28
$80
Hiker $35 $32 $36 $32 $32 XY: $56
ORAS: $32
USUM: $32
PE: $40
$100
Jr. Trainer♂/Camper $20 $20 $20 $16 $16 $20
Jr. Trainer♀/Picnicker $20 $20 $20 $16 $16 $20
Juggler $35 $40 $40 $32 $40
Lass $15 $24 $16 $16 $16 XY: $24
ORAS: $16
USUM: $16
PE: $20
$84
PokéManiac/Poké Maniac $50 $60 $48 $64 $28 $48
Psychic $10 $32 $24 $32 $32 XY: $56
ORAS: $32
$48
Rocker $25 $24 $28
Super Nerd $25 $32 $24 $24 $40
Swimmer $5 Male: $8
Female: $20
RSE: $8
FRLG: $4
$16 $16 $16 $24 $64
Sailor $30 $40 $40 $32 $40 $60
Scientist $50 $100 $48 $32 $48 $72 $48
Tamer $40 $40 $60
Youngster $15 $16 $16 $16 $16 XY: $24
ORAS: $16
USUM: $16
PE: $20
$60
Boarder $72 $32
Executive/Commander $72 $80
Firebreather $48 $32
Guitarist $32 $32 $24 $32 $28
Kimono Girl $72 $120
Medium $40 $48
Mysticalman/Mystery Man $100 $120
Officer/Policeman/Police Officer $40 $40 $40 $40 $120
Pokéfan/Poké Fan $80 $80 $64 $64 XY: $80
ORAS: $64
Sage $32 $48
Schoolboy/School Kid/Schoolkid $32 $32 $20 $20 $20
Skier $72 $32
Teacher $72 $48 $48
Twins $20 $24 $32 $16 XY: $32
ORAS: $8
$12 + 12
Admin RSE: $40
FRLG: $32
$80 USUM: $120
PE: $100
Aroma Lady $40 $32 $32
Battle Girl $24 $16 $32 XY: $48
ORAS: $32
Bug Maniac $60 $28
Collector $60 $64 $28 $32
Cool Couple $48
Crush Girl $24
Crush Kin $48
Dragon Tamer $48 $32 $60
Expert $40 $80
Hex Maniac $24 XY: $32
ORAS: $28
Interviewer/Interviewers $96 $144 $80 $100 + 100
Kindler $32 $32
Lady $200 $160 $160 $120
Ninja Boy $12 $8 $16
Old Couple $80 $160
Painter $16
Parasol Lady $40 $32 $32 $32
Pokémon Breeder $40 $48 BW: $48
B2W2: $32
XY: $64
ORAS: $40
$40 General Galar: $96
Wild Area (Battle 1): $200
Wild Area (Battle 2 onwards): $300
Pokémon Ranger RSE: $48
FRLG: $36
$60 $60 XY: $80
ORAS: $60
Rich Boy $200 $160 $160 $120
Ruin Maniac RSE: $60
FRLG: $48
$48 $28
Sis and Bro/Sis & Bro RSE: $24
FRLG: $8
$20
Sr. and Jr./Teammates $32 $48
Triathlete $40 $40
Tuber $4 $4 $4
Winstrate RS: $20
E: $40
Victor/Victoria: $64
Vivi: $16
Vicky: $80
Young Couple $64
S.S. Tidal: $56
$128 $64
Artist $48 $48 $56 $64
Belle & Pa/Ranchers $112
Cameraman $32 $100*
Clown $24
Cowgirl $16
Cyclist $32 $32
Double Team $240
Elder $120
Idol $72
Jogger $32
Maid $40 $40
Poké Kid $8 $48
Rancher $40
Reporter $40 $40 $100*
Socialite/Madame $200 $200 $200* $200 $200
Veteran $80 $80 $140 $88
Waiter $40
Waitress $32 $40 $64
Lumiose streets: $20
Worker $40 $40 $64 $40 $100
Actor $40
Backers $48
Backpacker $24 XY: $40
ORAS: $24
$24 $72
Baker $40
Boss Trainer $200
Clerk/Office Worker $40
Boss clerk: $80
$40 Male: $80
Female: $100
Dancer $32 $40 $64
Depot Agent/Rail Staff $40 $120
Doctor $60 $120
GAME FREAK/GAME FREAK's $80 SM: $96 $200
Harlequin $32
Hooligans $64
Hoopster $100
Infielder $100
Janitor $40
Geoff: $200
$40
Linebacker $100
Motorcyclist $32
Musician $32 $64
Nurse $40
Nursery Aide $40
Pilot $60
Preschooler $4 $16 $12
Smasher $100
Striker $100
Subway Boss $100
Team Plasma $180
Shadow Triad #1 at Frigate: $100
BW N battle 3-4: $100
BW N battle 5: $200
$280
The Riches $200
Ace Duo XY: $200
ORAS: $60
$68 + 68
Artist Family $112
Brains & Brawn XY: $104
ORAS: $64
Butler $80
Chef $64
Lumiose streets: $20
Delinquent $32
Driver $64
Fairy Tale Girl XY: $32
ORAS: $16
Free Diver $40
Furisode Girl $72
Garçon $64
Lumiose streets: $20
Gardener $64
Honeymooners $144 $60 + 60
Lorekeeper $100
Lumiose Gang Member $80
Monsieur $200*
Mysterious Sisters XY: $64
ORAS: $44
Owner $160
Lumiose streets: $20
Poké Fan Family $160
Pokémon Professor $140 $240
Proprietor $80
Punk Couple $96
Punk Girl $48
Lumiose streets: $20
$32
Punk Guy $48
Lumiose streets: $20
USUM: $32
PE: $28
Rangers $160
Rising Star $60 $48
Roller Skater $32
Schoolboy $34 $60
Schoolgirl $32 $72
Scuba Diver $40
Secret Base Expert $60
Secret Base Trainer $20
Sky Trainer $100
Sootopolitan $120
Street Thug $32
Successor $160
Suspicious Child $32
Suspicious Lady $16
Suspicious Woman $140
Team Flare $140
Lysandre: $200
$280
Tourist Older: $80
Younger: $72
Aether Branch Chief $120
Aether Foundation $240
Aether Foundation Employee $48
Aether President $240
Athletic Siblings $28 + 28
Bellhop $40
Capoeira Couple $88 + 88
Captain $120
Coach Trainer $100
Cook $40 $120
Dancing Family $12 + 40
Eevee User $88
Espeon User $40
Firefighter $40
Flareon User $40
Glaceon User $200
Golf Buddies $60 + 60
Golfer $60
Island Kahuna $160
Jolteon User $200
Kantonian Gym $32
Karate Family $12 + 32
Leafeon User $24
Master & Apprentice $68 + 88
Principal $96
Punk Pair $32 + 32
Rising Star Duo $48 + 48
Sightseer $60
Sparring Partners $32 + 32
Surfer $24
Swimmer Girls $24 + 24
Swimmers $24 + 24
Sylveon User $12
Team Aqua $280
Team Galactic $280
Team Magma $280
Team Rainbow Rocket $320
Team Rocket $96
Team Skull Battle 1: $40
Battle 3: $80
Tourist Couple $40 + 60
$32 + 60
Trial Guide $48
Ultra Forest Kartenvoy $48
Ultra Recon Squad $12
Umbreon User $200
Vaporeon User $200
Veteran Duo $88 + 88
Youth Athlete $28
Cabbie $120
Café Master Motostoke: $80
Hammerlocke: $120
Wyndon: $160
Colleagues $80 + 100
Daring Couple $120 + 96
Gym Challenger $140
Gym Trainer $96
League Staff $100
Macro Cosmos's Employees: $100
Oleana: $140
Rose: $200
Medical Team $120 + 120
Model $120
Music Crew $64 + 64
Postman $96
Dojo Master First battle: $140
Second battle: $200
Third battle: $400
Dojo Matron $160
Master Dojo Student $80
Leader/Gym Leader $99 $100 $100 $120
Blue: $160
$120 XY: $160
ORAS: $120
$160 (Rematch) $240
Blue: $280 (Rematch) $280
$160
Elite Four $99 $100 $100 $120 $120 XY: $200
ORAS: $160
$200
Champion $99 $100 $200 $200 $200 XY: $240
ORAS: $200
$240 $240
Pokémon Trainer[1] $100 $60 $100
Stat Trainers: $120
Red: $200
$100
NB2W2, Cynthia: $200
Memory Link: $120
XY: $100
ORAS: $40
Trace (Battles 1-2): $20
Trace (Battle 3): $40
Trace (Battle 4): $60
Trace (Battle 5) :$80
MolayneSM/Archer: $100
Guzma/Plumeria/Ryuki/Mina: $120
Dexio/SinaMUM: $140
Gladion/Hau/Trace (Battle 6): $160
AnabelSM: $220
RedSMUSUM/Blue/Green: $280
Hop (Btl. 1-5): $80
Hop (Btl. 6-9)/Bede/Marnie (Btl. 1-2):$120
Hop (Btl. 10)/Marnie (Btl. 3-4)/Opal/Piers/Peony:$160
Shielbert/Sordward:$200
Hop (Rematches)/Leon:$240
Klara/Avery:$120
Rival/Passerby Battles 1-3: $35 Battles 1-5: $60 Battles 1-3: $16 Battle 1: $100
Battles 4-7: $65 Battles 4-7: $36 Battles 2-7: $64
As Champion: $99 Battles 6-7: $100 As Champion: $100

Pokémon Colosseum and XD

For all Double Battles in Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD, the payout formula has an extra multiplier of two. This is the case for almost all battles with a cash reward in Colosseum and XD, except for two battles at the Pokémon HQ Lab in XD.

Trainer class Colo XD
Athlete $8
Bandana Guy $8
Beauty $10
Bodybuilder $12 $12
Casual Dude $10
Casual Guy $15
Chaser $10 $10
Cipher $50
Cipher Admin $50 $50
Cipher Cmdr $40
Cipher Head $50
Cipher Peon $20 $20
Cipher R&D $25
Cooltrainer $15 $15
Deep King $16
Fun Old Lady/Matron $16
Fun Old Man $16 $16
Grand Master $50
Guy $10
Hunter $8 $8
Kaminko Aide $30
Lady $10
Miror B.Peon $10
Mystery Troop/Spy $15 $15
Myth Trainer $50
Navigator $10
Pregymleader $30 $30
Researcher $20
Rich Boy $10
Rider $5 $5
Robo Groudon $35
Rogue $8 $15
Roller Boy $3
Sailor $8
Shady Guy $10
Snagem Head $50 $50
St.Performer $8
Supertrainer $50
Teacher $20
Team Snagem $5 $10
Thug $10
Wanderer $10
Worker $10 $10

Player character

Core series games

In the Generation I games, Generation II games, and Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, the amount of money lost when the player blacks out—whether or not in a Trainer battle or a wild battle—is simply half of the money the player has. In Pokémon FireRed, LeafGreen, and all games from Generation IV onwards, the money lost is calculated using the same formula for the NPC Trainers. Unlike NPC Trainers, however, for the player, Level is the highest level of any Pokémon in their party instead of simply the level of the last one—this is probably to prevent players from simply inserting a low-level Pokémon at the end of the party to minimize money lost.

Base payout is looked up using the following tables. In Generation VII, stamps essentially take the place of Badges, which means the payout depends on which trials the player has passed.

Badges Base payout
FRLG & Gen IV Gen V & VI
0 $8
1 $16
2 $24
3 $36
4 $48
5 $60 $64
6 $80
7 $100
8 $120
Stamp Base payout
None of the below $8
Melemele Trial $16
Akala Trial $32
Ula'ula Trial $56
Poni Trial $88
Island Challenge $120


For example, if the player has two Badges and loses a battle with a Level 12 Rattata, a Level 14 Pidgey, and a Level 18 Psyduck in their party, $432 will be lost, or if the player has four Badges and loses a battle with 6 Level 33 Exeggutor in their party, $1584 will be lost. The minimum amount of money that the player can lose is $8 (if the Pokémon with the highest level in the player's party is level 1 and the player has 0 Badges; 1×8=8), while the maximum is $12000 (if the Pokémon with the highest level in the player's party is level 100 and the player has 8 Badges; 100×120=12000).

If the player is currently holding less money than the amount calculated, they will simply lose all their money when they black out.

Pokémon Colosseum and XD

In Pokémon Colosseum, the amount of money lost when the player whites out is half of the money the player has.

In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, the amount of money lost when the player whites out is $16 × the level of the player's highest-level Pokémon.

In the anime

Pokémon Origins

Prize money was mentioned in the Pokémon Origins episode File 2: Cubone, where Red was seen buying a Magikarp from the Magikarp salesman on Route 4 with the prize money he had earned.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl arc

In Bombastic Bibarel & Heroic Hippopotas, Pearl decided to have take part in a Double Battle at the Seven Stars Restaurant after learning that winners get prize money, figuring it'd be nice to have some spare change.

Scarlet & Violet arc

Katy gave both Scarlet and Nemona some prize money for defeating her and told Scarlet, who had never had a Trainer battle before facing her, that Trainers give out prize money upon being defeated.

Trivia

  • The highest amount of prize money that can be received in a single battle is $345,600. This is possible by defeating Grand Duchess Diantha at the Battle Chateau while the Black Writ of Challenge, the Gold Writ of Invitation, and a Level 3, S, or MAX Prize Money O-Power is in effect, Happy Hour has been used, and a Pokémon holding an Amulet Coin or Luck Incense has participated in the battle.

References

  1. Pokémon Trainer is the Trainer class generally given to rivals introduced in Generation III and later.


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