Sailor (Trainer class)

ふなのり Sailor
VSSailor BDSP.png
VS model from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Other names
Introduced in Generation I
Appears in Red, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, and LeafGreen
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Stadium, Stadium 2
Gender Male
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Eldritch, Captain
Anime debut Tentacool & Tentacruel (Series)
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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Manga debut Danger: High Voltorb (Adventures)
The Legendary Pokémon, Captured (DP Adventure!)

A Sailor (Japanese: ふなのり Sailor) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation I games. Originally they were often depicted as burly men in sailor suits flexing their muscles, though their actual physical shape varies between games. The sailor is one of two minor trainer classes, the other being Guitarist, whose design features a visible tattoo. The Generation I sprites have an anchor tattoo and the Pokémon XD model has “FeeL GooD” tattooed across the knuckles reminiscent of “Hold Fast” tattoos. In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, a sailor named Eldritch plays a minor part in the game's storyline.

They usually specialize in Water-type Pokémon, with the exception of using Raticate and the Machop evolution family.

In Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, Sailors battled outside of Gyms will award three Poké Balls along with prize money upon being defeated.



Art from Pokémon Emerald Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Sprites and models

In the core series

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Sprite from
Red and Blue
Sprite from
Prototype sprite from
Gold and Silver
Sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald (JP)
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprite from
Generation IV
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV
VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
VS model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
VS model from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Overworld model from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Overworld model from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

In other games

Portraits from
Stadium and Stadium 2
VS sprite from
XD: Gale of Darkness

Trainer list

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

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

Special Trainers

Sailor Frank 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 (Diamond and Pearl)/Sailor

Pokémon Platinum

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

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

Pokémon Stadium

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

In the anime

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A Sailor in the anime

In Tentacool & Tentacruel, Ash and Misty's Pokémon rescued a Sailor.

In Mantine Overboard, a Sailor gave Ash and his friends information about the ferry they missed.

In Hoenn Alone!, a Sailor with the exact same design helped Ash battle Team Rocket. He was called a captain in the English dub.

In Island Time, a Sailor and a ship captain found Ash and his friends after they escaped Wailmer Island.

In Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness!, a Sailor helped the Captain of the ship Ash and his friends were riding on investigate Mrs. Ripple's lost jewel. He did this by interrogating Mr. Shaw.

In A Glaring Rivalry!, a Sailor had a battle against Gladion and his Midnight Form Lycanroc, but they lost.

In Crowning the Chow Crusher!, a Sailor was among the competitors in the Pokémon Grand Eating Contest. Though he managed to get past the first round, his Swalot was unable to continue due to Team Rocket feeding it tampered cookies that filled up its stomach.


SM027 Sailor
A Sailor used his Blastoise in a battle against Gladion and his Midnight Form Lycanroc, but was defeated by Lycanroc's Counter.

Blastoise's only known move is Skull Bash.

Debut A Glaring Rivalry!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Billy Bob Thompson
JN047 Sailor
A Sailor used his Swalot to compete in the Pokémon Grand Eating Contest. Swalot was able to eat enough to progress past the first round, but it fell victim to Team Rocket's tampered cookies that filled up its stomach and rendered it unable to eat more.

None of Swalot's moves are known.

Debut Crowning the Chow Crusher!
Voice actors
Japanese Yumecchi

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese Yuta Odagaki (BW125, BW129, BW141)
Takahiro Miyake (BW129, BW141)
English Roger Callagy (SM027)

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Sailor Eldritch and his family in Pokémon Adventures


Red, Green & Blue arc

In Danger: High Voltorb, a group of Sailors are the S.S. Anne's guards. They are seen carrying boxes to the ship.

Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

Main article: Eldritch

Sailor Eldritch appears in this chapter, being one of the many sailors to work on the S.S. Aqua. In the Diamond & Pearl arc, he was revealed to have become a captain of the S.S. Sinnoh.

FireRed & LeafGreen arc

In Now You See Me..., a Sailor was seen in command of the Seagallop Ferry. He would be seen frequently during the arc, transporting the Kanto Pokédex holders from island to island.

Emerald arc

In Epilogue, multiple Sailors makes a cameo by appearing in the S.S. Sinnoh which is heading to the Battle Frontier.

Diamond & Pearl arc

In Crafty Carnivine and Floatzel and Jetsam, Sailors are seen in the Pastoria Gym. In the latter chapter, Crasher Wake orders the Sailors to dive in the water of Pastoria Gym to save Platinum from drowning, but it turns out she left the water by herself without needing their help.

Multiple Sailors aboard the S.S. Sinnoh were shown to be taken out by a wild Gliscor in Grumpy Gliscor. In Vexing Vespiquen & Unmanageable Mothim II, those same Sailors witnessed the hatching of the Pokémon Egg found on Iron Island alongside Eldritch.

Platinum arc

A Sailor briefly appeared in the Battle Frontier in Clobbering Claydol as Looker was searching for Platinum.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc

A Sailor was one of the people swarming the Mossdeep Space Center in PS606.


Wingull only appeared with its Trainer taking a stroll at the Battle Frontier.

None of Wingull's moves are known.

Debut Clobbering Claydol

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

In The Legendary Pokémon Captured, a Sailor tells Byron, Hareta, and Riley about an explosion that went on at Lake Valor.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 水手 Séuisáu
Mandarin 水手 Shuǐshǒu
  French Marin
  German Matrose
  Italian Marinaio
  Korean 선원 Seonwon
  Portuguese Marinheiro
  Spanish Marinero
  Vietnamese Thủy thủ

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Kanto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*Bug CatcherBurglarCamper*ChampionGSCFRLGHGSSPE
ChannelerElite FourGSCFRLGHGSSPEEngineerFishermanGamer*GentlemanGym Leader*GSCFRLGHGSSPE
HikerJugglerLassPicnicker*Poké Maniac*Pokémon Trainer*GSCPEPsychicRivalFRLGRockerRoughneck*
SailorScientistSuper NerdSwimmerTamerTeam Rocket Boss*FRLGHGSSPETeam Rocket Grunt*Youngster
BoarderHGSSDouble TeamHGSSFirebreatherGSCHGSSGuitaristGSCHGSSMediumGSCHGSS
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
Coach TrainerPEKarate MasterPEPunk GuyPETeam RocketPETeam Rocket AdminPE
Master TrainersPE
Unused Trainer class:
Sevii Islands Aroma LadyBikerBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCamperCool CoupleCooltrainerCrush Girl
Crush KinCue BallFishermanGentlemanHikerJugglerLadyLassPainterPicnickerPokéManiac
PKMN BreederPKMN RangerPsychicRuin ManiacScientistSis and BroSwimmerTamer
Team Rocket AdminTeam Rocket GruntTwinsTuberYoung CoupleYoungster
Trainer Tower only:
BeautyBurglarEngineerRockerSailorSuper Nerd
Johto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*BoarderBug CatcherBurglarCamper
ChampionExecutive*FirebreatherFisherman*GentlemanGuitaristHikerJugglerKimono GirlLass
LeaderMediumPicnickerPokéfanPoké Maniac*PKMN TrainerPoliceman*PsychicRivalHGSSSage
SailorSchool Kid*ScientistSkierSuper NerdSwimmerTeacherTeam Rocket Grunt*TwinsYoungster
Mystery Man*CHGSSDouble TeamHGSSElderHGSSPasserbyHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Battle Frontier only:HGSS

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollectorCowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdol
JoggerLadyNinja BoyParasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN RangerRancherReporter
Rich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialiteTuberVeteranWaiterWaitressWorker
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon

Hoenn Ace Trainer*Aqua AdminSEASAqua LeaderSEASAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack Belt
Bug CatcherBug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDragon TamerElite FourExpertFisherman
GentlemanGuitaristHex ManiacHikerInterviewers*KindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREOR
Magma LeaderREORNinja BoyOld CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPoké Fan*Poké Maniac*Pokémon Breeder*
Pokémon Ranger*Pokémon Trainer*PsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchoolkid*Sis & Bro*Swimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTeammates*TriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Ace DuoORASBrains & BrawnORASBackpackerORASDelinquentORASFairy Tale GirlORASFare PrinceORAS
Free DiverORASLeadersORASLorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORAS
Scuba DiverORASSecret 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 GirlGarçonGardenerMadameMaidMonsieurOwnerPreschooler
Punk GirlPunk GuyRising StarRoller SkaterSchoolboySchoolgirlScientistTouristVeteranWaitressWorker
Sinnoh Ace TrainerAroma LadyArtistBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCameramanCamperChampion
ClownCollectorCommanderCowgirlCyclistDouble TeamDragon TamerElite FourFisher*GentlemanGuitarist
Gym Leader*HikerIdolInterviewersJoggerLadyLassMadame*Ninja BoyParasol LadyPicnickerPIPoké Fan*
Poké KidPokémon Breeder*Pokémon Ranger*Pokémon Trainer*Police Officer*PsychicRancherRanchers*
ReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidScientistSkierSwimmerTeam Galactic Boss*
Team Galactic Grunt*Tower TycoonTuberTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoung CoupleYoungster
Arcade StarPtCastle ValetPtFactory HeadPtHall MatronPtMaidPtGAME FREAK'sBDSP

Orre Trainer classes
Area LeaderBodybuilderChaserCipher AdminCipher PeonCooltrainerFun Old ManHunterMatron*Mt BtlMaster*Myth Trainer
Newscaster*PregymleaderResearcherRiderRogueSim Trainer*Spy*SupertrainerTeam SnagemSnagem HeadWorker
Colosseum only:
AthleteBandana GuyCipherCipher HeadDeep KingGlasses ManGuyLadyLady in Suit
Miror B.PeonRich BoyRoller BoyShady GuySt.PerformerTeacher
XD: Gale of Darkness only:
BeautyCasual DudeCasual GuyCipher CmdrCipher R&DCurmudgeonGrand MasterKaminko Aide
Mystery ManNavigatorRobo GroudonSailorThugWanderer

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