Ruin Maniac (Trainer class)

Ruin Maniac
いせきマニア Ruin Maniac
ORAS Ruin Maniac.png
Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, and LeafGreen
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Gender Male
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Manga debut Verily Vanquishing Vileplume I (Adventures)
Find Munchlax!! (DP Adventure!)

A Ruin Maniac (Japanese: いせきマニア Ruin Maniac) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation III games. They are often depicted as stereotypical explorers, shown in Generations III and VI as old men in safari outfits and pith helmets, generally having the appearance of an archaeologist in the field. In Generation IV they are younger and wear fedoras and jackets, which make them look very similar to Indiana Jones.

They can usually be seen near any archaeological sites containing rare Pokémon or events. One such Trainer in Generation IV proposes a contest between the player and himself to determine which is faster: the player catching 26 Unown, or the Ruin Maniac digging through the Maniac Tunnel.

In Generations III and VI, they use Ground- and Rock-type Pokémon, whereas in Generation IV, they use Steel- and Rock-type Pokémon. They often use Geodude, Bronzor, Sandshrew and Sandslash.


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Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprite from
Generation IV
VS sprite from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV

Trainer list

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

See more: List of Battle Tower Trainers (Generation III)/Ruin Maniac

Pokémon Emerald

See more: List of Battle Frontier Trainers (Generation III)/Ruin Maniac

Special Trainers

Ruin Maniac Dante may randomly be recruited as an Apprentice at the Battle Tower. Here, players may customize his team and can eventually either team up with or battle against him.

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

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

Pokémon Platinum

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

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

A Ruin Maniac named Dusty/Nobuo is seen battling Hex Maniac Valerie in the Battle Dome. While it is unknown who won, what is known is Dusty at some point lost a match, eliminating him from the tournament.


Corsola is Dusty's only known Pokémon. It was seen battling Valerie's Sableye in the Battle Dome.

Corsola's only known move is Rock Blast.

Debut Verily Vanquishing Vileplume I

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

In Find Munchlax!!, a Ruin Maniac is one of the three Trainers searching for Munchlax. He uses his "ruin excavation skills" to scatter bait and dig a trap.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 遺跡迷 Wàihjīk Màih *
Mandarin 遺跡迷 Yíjī Mí *
遺跡狂 Yíjī Kuáng *
  French Ruinemaniac
  German Ruinenmaniac
  Italian Scoprirovine
  Korean 유적마니아 Yujeok Mania
  Brazilian Portuguese Maníaco da Ruína
  Spanish Ruinamaníaco
  Vietnamese Kẻ cuồng di tích

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Crush KinCue BallFishermanGentlemanHikerJugglerLadyLassPainterPicnickerPokéManiac
PKMN BreederPKMN RangerPsychicRuin ManiacScientistSis and BroSwimmerTamer
Team Rocket AdminTeam Rocket GruntTwinsTuberYoung CoupleYoungster
Trainer Tower only:
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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
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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
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