Rancher (Trainer class)

ぼくじょうおじさん Ranch Man
Spr DP Rancher.png
Rancher sprite from Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Other names
Introduced in Generation IV
Appears in Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Gender Male only
Female Counterpart Cowgirl
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A Rancher (Japanese: ぼくじょうおじさん Ranch Man) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation IV games. They are depicted as middle-aged men, wearing cowboy hats and overalls, and carry pitchforks. Most are found near Solaceon Town.

Ranchers are the male counterparts of Cowgirls. When paired with Cowgirls in Double Battles, they are called Belle & Pas.

Unlike many other Trainer classes, Ranchers don't seem to specialize in any certain type of Pokémon.


Sprite from
Generation IV
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV

Trainer list

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

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

Pokémon Platinum

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


  • Individual Ranchers, as well as Cowgirls, have Western names in the Japanese versions.
  • The Generation VII design for the male Pokémon Breeders resembles the Rancher class.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 牧場大叔 Muhkchèuhng Daaihsūk
Mandarin 牧場大叔 / 牧场大叔 Mùchǎng Dàshū
  French Fermier
  German Farmer
  Italian Fattore
  Korean 목장아저씨 Mokjang Ajeossi
  Spanish Ranchero

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 BossGentlemanGuitaristHikerIdolInterviewersJoggerLadyLassLeader
Ninja BoyParasol LadyPicnickerPIPokéfanPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN TrainerPoliceman
PsychicRancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidScientistSkierSocialite
SwimmerTeam Galactic GruntTower TycoonTuberTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoung CoupleYoungster
Arcade StarPtCastle ValetPtFactory HeadPtHall MatronPtMaidPt

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