Ranchers (Trainer class)

ぼくじょうおやこ Ranch Family
VSRanchers BDSP.png
VS model from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Other names Belle & Pa (Generation IV)
Introduced in Generation IV
Appears in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Gender One female, one male
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Anime debut
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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Manga debut Knowledge of the Unown I (Adventures)

Ranchers (Japanese: ぼくじょうおやこ Ranch Family), known as Belle & Pa prior to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, are a pair of Pokémon Trainers that debuted in the Generation IV games. They are a combination of a Rancher and Cowgirl, usually presented as father and daughter.

They raise a variety of different Pokémon used in Double Battles, usually being farmyard animals like Ponyta and Rapidash.


Sprites and models

Belle & Pa sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
VS model from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Belle & Pa overworld sprites from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Overworld models from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Trainer list

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Belle & Pa first appeared in Knowledge of the Unown I, where they were shown working at the Pokémon News Press, with Pa being the editor-in-chief. Pa took a picture of Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum while trying to photograph a pair of Unown that were hovering over their heads to make a scoop of the discovery of a "previously undiscovered" species, but was dismayed to find out it was far from undiscovered when Platinum listed various details about it.

In Knowledge of the Unown II, Belle & Pa printed a comic starring the comedy duo Diamond and Pearl, much to Pearl's annoyance.

Belle & Pa made a cameo in Double Trouble with Dialga and Palkia V, having been transported to Iron Island by the distortions in space and time caused by Dialga and Palkia's battle at the Spear Pillar.


Pa is usually seen riding on this Gastrodon.

None of Gastrodon's moves are known.

Debut Knowledge of the Unown I

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 牧場父女 Muhkchèuhng Fuhnéuih
Mandarin 牧場父女 / 牧场父女 Mùchǎng Fùnǚ
  French Fermiers en familleBDSP
Fille & PèreDPPt
  German Farmer & TochterBDSP
Mädel und PapaDPPt
  Italian Ranch Family
  Korean 목장가족 Mokjang Gajok
  Spanish Padre e Hija
  Vietnamese Pa và Shu

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