School Kid (Trainer class)

This article is about the Trainer class known as Schoolboy in Generation II. For the Trainer class that debuted in Generation VI, see Schoolboy (Trainer class).
School Kid
塾がえり Coming Home from Cram School
VSSchool Kid M BDSP.pngVSSchool Kid F BDSP.png
Vs models from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Other names Schoolboy (Generation II), Schoolkid (Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire)
Introduced in Generation II
Appears in Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Stadium 2
Gender Both
Counterpart Schoolboy, Schoolgirl
Notable members {{{members}}}
Anime debut Chikorita's Big Upset (Series)
The Plan (Evolutions)
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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Manga debut Just a Spearow Carrier (Adventures)
Enta Arrives at the Battle Frontier! (Battle Frontier)
Let's Use Fighting Type Pokémon!! (The Golden Boys)
Pokémon Friendship Story (Pocket Monsters series)

A School Kid (Japanese: がえり Coming Home from Cram School), or Schoolkid, is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation II games as Schoolboys. In Generation III, female variations were introduced and the class gained a gender-neutral name. They are presented as young children carrying school bags, with the boys then growing up to become Super Nerds.[1]

They raise a variety of Pokémon, but they are usually unevolved.

In X and Y, older versions of School Kids appear as the Schoolboy and Schoolgirl classes.



Schoolboy artwork from
Gold and Silver
Artwork from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Sprites and models

In the core series

Schoolboy prototype sprite from the
1997 Nintendo Space World demo
Schoolboy sprite from
Generation II
Sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Prototype sprites from
Diamond and Pearl March 26 build
Sprites from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Schoolboy overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprites from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Sprites from
Black and White
Sprites from
Black 2 and White 2
VS portraits from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
VS models from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Overworld sprites from
Generation V
Overworld models from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Icons on the PSS from
Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, and PGL
Overworld models from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

In other games

Schoolboy portraits from
Stadium 2

Trainer list

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

See more: List of Battle Tower Trainers (Ruby and Sapphire)/School Kid

Pokémon Emerald

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

Special Trainers

  • School Kid Sonny or School Kid Macy may randomly be recruited as an Apprentice at the Battle Tower. Here, players may customize their team and can eventually either team up with or battle against them.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

See more: List of Battle Tower Trainers (Diamond and Pearl)/School Kid

Pokémon Platinum

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

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Pokémon Black and White

See more: List of Battle Subway Trainers/School Kid

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Pokémon Stadium 2

In the anime

A Schoolboy in the anime

Main series

In Chikorita's Big Upset, Ash had a battle against a Schoolboy and his Raticate, which he battled with his Chikorita. However, the match was called off when the Schoolboy's mother called him back home.

Max, one of Ash's traveling companions from Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire and May's little brother, seems to be based on the School Kid Trainer class design from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. He debuted in There's no Place Like Hoenn, and when he first appeared, he was even seen standing in the pose of a School Kid as seen in the Generation III games.


Raticate is the Schoolboy's only known Pokémon. It was used to battle against Ash's Chikorita, but the match was called off before a winner could be decided.

Raticate's known moves are Hyper Fang and Quick Attack.

Debut Chikorita's Big Upset

Pokémon Evolutions

A female School Kid briefly appeared in The Plan. She was shown in Accumula Town, holding her Minccino as she listened to Ghetsis's speech about the liberation of Pokémon.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Red, Green & Blue arc

A male School Kid made a cameo appearance in Just a Spearow Carrier, waiting in line for the Indigo League.

Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

A male School Kid was seen walking to the Indigo Plateau in Oh, It's Ho-Oh!.

Emerald arc

In Interesting Interactions Involving Illumise, Emerald faced a virtual School Kid as his first battle at the Battle Factory, who used rental Illumise, Nidoqueen, and Dusclops.

HeartGold & SoulSilver arc

In Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down, a male School Kid was shown checking out the Southwest stall at the Safari Zone Gate.

Platinum arc

A male School Kid was shown entering the Battle Frontier in Deprogramming Porygon-Z. In Softening Up Kakuna, a male School Kid was shown facing Platinum at the Battle Factory using a rental Kakuna and Gastly.

Black & White arc

A female School Kid with a Minccino appeared in An Odd Speech, listening to Ghetsis's speech to the people of Accumula Town.

A male and female School Kid appeared in Unraveling Mysteries as a part of the crowd on Route 5.

A male and female School Kid were seen in Dream a Little Dream among the Trainers entering Victory Road.



Yanma was seen with its Trainer as he headed to Indigo Plateau.

None of Yanma's moves are known.

Debut Oh, It's Ho-Oh!
Drapion was briefly seen with its Trainer at the Battle Frontier.

None of Drapion's moves are known.

Debut Deprogramming Porygon-Z
Igglybuff was briefly seen with its Trainer at the Safari Zone Gate.

None of Igglybuff's moves are known.

Debut Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down
Minccino was briefly seen with its Trainer in Accumula Town.

None of Minccino's moves are known.

Debut An Odd Speech
This Illumise was used by a virtual School Kid at the Battle Factory, but was defeated by Emerald. Emerald then released his Skarmory in exchange for it.

None of Illumise's moves are known.

Debut Interesting Interactions Involving Illumise
This Nidoqueen was used by a virtual School Kid at the Battle Factory, but was defeated by Emerald.

None of Nidoqueen's moves are known.

Debut Interesting Interactions Involving Illumise
This Dusclops was used by a virtual School Kid at the Battle Factory, but was defeated by Emerald.

None of Dusclops's moves are known.

Debut Interesting Interactions Involving Illumise
This Kakuna was used by a male School Kid at the Battle Factory, but was defeated by Platinum.

None of Kakuna's moves are known.

Debut Softening Up Kakuna
This Gastly was used by a male School Kid at the Battle Factory, but was defeated by Platinum.

None of Gastly's moves are known.

Debut Softening Up Kakuna

Pokémon Battle Frontier

A School Kid appeared in Enta Arrives at the Battle Frontier!.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

In Let's Use Fighting Type Pokémon!!, Gold battled a Trainer named Tatsuya during a Pokémon tournament. Tatsuya was introduced by DJ Mary as having just returned from cram school, an obvious reference to the Japanese name of the School Kid Trainer class. Additionally, his design is visually similar to the School Kids as they appear in the games.


None of Tatsuya's own Pokémon are known, though he used a rental Marill, Dunsparce, and Yanma in his battle with Gold during the tournament taking place. As Gold defeated him easily, none of their moves were seen.

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

A School Kid in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A School Kid named (Japanese: てつや Tetsuya) appeared in Pokémon Friendship Story.


Volbeat is Tetsuya's only known Pokémon.

None of Volbeat's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Friendship Story


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 補習班學生 Bóujaahpbāan Hohksāang *
小學生 Síuhohksāang *
學童 Hohktùhng *
Mandarin 補習班學生 / 补习班学生 Bǔxíbān Xuéshēng *
小學生 Xiǎoxuéshēng *
剛下課的學生 Gāngxiàkè-de Xuéshēng *
刚下课的少年 Gāngxiàkè-de Shàonián *
學童 Xuétóng *
  Dutch Schoolkind
  French Élève
  German Schulkind
  Indonesian Murid Pulang Kursus
  Italian Scolaro ()
Scolara ()
  Korean 학원 끝난 아이 Hag-won Kkeunnan Ai
  Portuguese Estudante
  Spanish Colegial (II)
Escolar (III-VI)


  1. 1.0 1.1 (July 2000). 『ポケットモンスター』開発スタッフインタビュー (ページd)Nintendo Online Magazine (N.O.M). No.23. (archive of translation by TCRF admin GlitterBerri)

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
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ChannelerElite FourGSCFRLGHGSSPEEngineerFishermanGamer*GentlemanGym Leader*GSCFRLGHGSSPE
HikerJugglerLassPicnicker*Poké Maniac*Pokémon Trainer*GSCPEPsychicRivalFRLGRockerRoughneck*
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Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
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Master TrainersPE
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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

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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
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBikerBlack BeltChampionClerk
CyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGym Leader*
NurseNursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPokémon Trainer*Policeman
PreschoolerPsychicRich BoyRoughneckSchool KidScientistSmasherSocialiteStrikerSubway Boss
SwimmerTeam PlasmaTeam Plasma GruntThe RichesBWTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
BeautyB2W2Boss TrainerB2W2GuitaristB2W2
Pokéstar Studios only:B2W2
A-list ActorActorActressBig StarCelebrityChic ActressChild StarComedian
Fine ActorMovie StarNew ActressStar ActorSuit ActorUnique StarVeteran Star
Pokémon World Tournament only:B2W2
Junior RepresentativeMaster RepresentativeSenior Representative
World ChampionWorld FinalistWorld Runner-up
Blueberry Academy only:SV
BB League ChampionBB League Elite FourBlueberry Academy Director
DirectorInstructorLeague ClubStudentTop Champion

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