Schoolkid (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).
塾がえり Coming Home from Cram School
ORAS Schoolkid M.pngORAS Schoolkid F.png
Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Other names Schoolboy (Generation II), School Kid (Generations III-V)
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
Stadium 2
Gender Both
Counterpart Schoolboy, Schoolgirl
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Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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Manga debut Pokémon Friendship Story (Pocket Monsters series)

A Schoolkid (Japanese: がえり Coming Home from Cram School), or School Kid, 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 Schoolkids appear as the Schoolboy and Schoolgirl classes.



Schoolboy sprite from
Generation II
Sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprites from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Schoolboy overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprites from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Sprites from
Black and White
Sprites from
Black 2 and White 2
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Overworld sprites from
Generation V
VS portraits from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Schoolboy portraits from
Stadium 2
Icons on the PSS from
Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, and PGL


Schoolboy art from Gold and Silver

Trainer list

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

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

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 Schoolkid Trainer class design from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. He debuted in There's no Place Like Hoenn.


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

In the manga

A Schoolkid in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Emerald chapter

In Interesting Interactions Involving Illumise, Emerald faces a virtual Schookid as his first battle at the Battle Factory, who uses rental Illumise, Rhyhorn and Ludicolo.

Platinum chapter

A male Schoolkid was shown facing Platinum at the Battle Factory in Softening Up Kakuna, using a rental Kakuna and Gastly.

HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter

A male Schoolkid with an Igglybuff appeared amongst the Trainers at the Safari Zone Gate in Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down.

Black & White chapter

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

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

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

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 Schoolkid Trainer class. Additionally, his design is visually similar to the Schoolkids 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 Schoolkid in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Schoolkid 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 小學生 Síuhohksāang *
學童 Hohktùhng *
Mandarin 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
  Italian Scolaro ()
Scolara ()
  Korean 학원 끝난 아이 Hag-won Kkeutnan Ai
  Brazilian Portuguese Estudante
  Spanish Colegial (II)
Escolar (III-VI)


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*GSCPEPsychicRivalRocker
Roughneck*SailorScientistSuper NerdSwimmerTamerTeam Rocket Grunt*Youngster
BoarderHGSSDouble TeamHGSSFirebreatherGSCHGSSGuitaristGSCHGSSMediumGSCHGSSPokéfanGSCHGSS
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
Coach TrainerPEKarate MasterPEPunk GuyPETeam RocketPETeam Rocket AdminPE
Master TrainersPE
Beta Trainer class:
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
Bug CatcherBug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDragon TamerElite FourExpertFisherman
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
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBeautyB2W2BikerBlack BeltBoss TrainerB2W2Champion
ClerkCyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGuitaristB2W2Harlequin
Nursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN TrainerPoliceman
PreschoolerPsychicRich BoyRoughneckSchool KidScientistSmasherSocialiteStrikerSubway Boss
SwimmerTeam PlasmaTeam Plasma GruntThe RichesBWTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
Pokéstar Studios only:B2W2
A-list ActorActorActressBig StarCelebrityChic ActressChild StarComedianFine Actor
Movie StarNew ActressStar ActorSuit ActorUnique StarVeteran Star
Pokémon World Tournament only:B2W2
Junior RepresentativeMaster RepresentativeSenior Representative
World ChampionWorld FinalistWorld Runner-up

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