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A '''Gamer''' (Japanese: '''ギャンブラー''' ''Gambler'') is a type of [[Pokémon Trainer]] that first debuted in the [[Generation I]] games. In Generations I, {{gen|III}}, and {{gen|VII}}, they are depicted as old men with dice and a dice cup. In [[Generation IV]], they are depicted as young men in trenchcoats flipping coins.
A '''Gamer''' (Japanese: '''ギャンブラー''' ''Gambler'') is a type of [[Pokémon Trainer]] that first debuted in the [[Generation I]] games. In Generations I and {{Gen|III}}, they are depicted as old men with dice and a dice cup. In [[Generation IV]], they are depicted as young men in trenchcoats flipping coins.
 
While they were known as '''Gamblers''' in Generation I, this was changed to Gamer in {{game3|FireRed and LeafGreen|Pokémon FireRed, LeafGreen|s}}, [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!|Let's Go, Pikachu!, and Let's Go, Eevee!]] to avoid gambling references. As a result, some jokes were lost, such as in FireRed and LeafGreen when Gamer Rich describes himself as a "rambling, gaming dude" instead of a "rambling, gambling dude." In the English releases of {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}, the Trainer class name was changed once again to '''PI''' ({{wp|private investigator}}), likely because of the trenchcoat's stereotypical association with detectives allowing for hiding the censorship, but all their dialogue still revolves around gambling. PIs can also appear in [[Johto]]'s {{gdis|Battle Frontier|IV}}.
 
In all games since [[Generation IV]], they exclusively use various Pokémon that tend to rely on luck over skill specializing in [[one-hit knockout move]]s such as {{m|Horn Drill}}. In the {{gdis|Battle Tower|IV}} and {{gdis|Battle Frontier|IV}}, all their Pokémon know either a one-hit knockout move or a move that involves the user [[fainting]], such as {{m|Destiny Bond}} or {{m|Explosion}}. In [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!|Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!]], their Pokémon are several levels higher than other comproablecomparable trainersTrainers' in the routes they're in to further increase the odds of their one-hit knockout moves connecting.
 
In [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!|Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!]], Gamers will award three [[Poké Ball]]s along with [[prize money]] upon being defeated.
 
==Appearance==
{{incomplete|section|Missing overworld and in-battle models, and higher-quality images from LGPE}}
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|style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{unknown color dark}}; background: #{{unknown color light}}; width:80px"| [[File:Spr RG Gambler.png]]
|style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{unknown color dark}}; background: #{{unknown color light}}; width:80px"| [[File:Spr Y Gambler.png]]
|style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{unknown color dark}}; background: #{{unknown color light}}; width:80px"| [[File:Spr FRLG Gamer.png]]
|style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{unknown color dark}}; background: #{{unknown color light}}; width:80px"| [[File:Spr DP PI.png]]
|style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{unknown color dark}}; background: #{{unknown color light}}; width:100px"| [[File:VSGamer PE.png|100px]]
| style="{{roundy|15px}} border: 2px solid #{{unknown color dark}}; background: #{{unknown color light}}; width:80px" | [[ImageFile:Gambler Stadium.png]]
|- style="font-size: 80%;"
| Gambler sprite from<br>{{color2|000|Pokémon Red and Blue Versions|Red and Blue}}
| Gambler sprite from<br>{{color2|000|Pokémon Yellow Version|Yellow}}
| Gambler portrait from<br>{{color2|000|Pokémon Stadium (English)|Stadium}}
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|colspan="2" style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{unknown color dark}}; background: #{{unknown color light}}; width:80px"| [[File:Old man I OD.png]]
|style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{unknown color dark}}; background: #{{unknown color light}}; width:80px"| [[File:Old man III OD.png]]
|style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{unknown color dark}}; background: #{{unknown color light}}; width:80px" | [[File:Rich Boy IV OD.png]]
|- style="font-size: 80%"
| colspan="2" | Gambler overworld sprite from<br>{{color2|000|Generation I}}
| Overworld sprite from<br>{{color2|000|Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions|FireRed and LeafGreen}}
===Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow===
{{Trainerlist/h|3|red|blue|yellow}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Kanto Route {{rt|11|Kanto|Gambler]]}}}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|1296|2|060|Poliwag|18|116|Horsea|18|}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Kanto Route {{rt|11|Kanto|Gambler]]}}}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|1296|2|069|Bellsprout|18|043|Oddish|18|}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Kanto Route {{rt|11|Kanto|Gambler]]}}}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|1296|2|058|Growlithe|18|037|Vulpix|18|}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Kanto Route {{rt|11|Kanto|Gambler]]}}}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|1296|2|100|Voltorb|18|081|Magnemite|18|}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Kanto Route {{rt|8|Kanto|Gambler]]}}}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|1680|2|058|Growlithe|24|037|Vulpix|24|}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Kanto Route {{rt|8|Kanto|Gambler]]}}}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|1540|3|060|Poliwag|22|060|Poliwag|22|061|Poliwhirl|22|}}
{{Trainerlist/f|yellow}}
{{trainerlist/h|2|Let's Go Pikachu|Let's Go Eevee}}
{{trainerlist/e|1|Gamer {{rt|11|Kanto|Hugo}}}}
{{trainerlist/b|1|31203,120<br><small>3 [[Poké Ball]]s</small>|1|050|Diglett|26}}
{{trainerlist/e|1|Gamer {{rt|8|Kanto|Rich}}}}
{{trainerlist/b|1|42004,200<br><small>3 [[Poké Ball]]s</small>|1|119|Seaking|35}}
{{trainerlist/e|1|Gamer {{rt|8|Kanto|Stan}}}}
{{trainerlist/b|1|42004,200<br><small>3 [[Poké Ball]]s</small>|1|111|Rhyhorn|35}}
{{trainerlist/f|Let's Go Eevee}}
 
{{Trainerlist/h|3|blue|red|green|noprize=yes}}
{{Trainerlist/e|2|[[Prime Cup/Stadium Poké Ball Trainers|Gambler]]}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|----|6|074|Geodude|100|126|Magmar|100|086|Seel|100|118|Goldeen|100|098|Krabby|100|032|Nidoran♂|100|noprize=yes}}
{{Trainerlist/b|2nd|----|6|074|Geodude|100|126|Magmar|100|035|Clefairy|100|063|Abra|100|096|Drowzee|100|122|Mr. Mime|100|noprize=yes}}
{{Trainerlist/e|2|[[Prime Cup/Stadium Great Ball Trainers|Gambler]]}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|----|6|075|Graveler|100|035|Clefairy|100|077|Ponyta|100|119|Seaking|100|099|Kingler|100|033|Nidorino|100|noprize=yes}}
{{Trainerlist/b|2nd|----|6|108|Lickitung|100|099|Kingler|100|050|Diglett|100|119|Seaking|100|061|Poliwhirl|100|030|Nidorina|100|noprize=yes}}
{{Trainerlist/e|2|[[Prime Cup/Stadium Ultra Ball Trainers|Gambler]]}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|----|6|076|Golem|100|036|Clefable|100|087|Dewgong|100|078|Rapidash|100|127|Pinsir|100|034|Nidoking|100|noprize=yes}}
{{Trainerlist/b|2nd|----|6|064|Kadabra|100|120|Staryu|100|079|Slowpoke|100|097|Hypno|100|040|Wigglytuff|100|102|Exeggcute|100|noprize=yes}}
{{Trainerlist/e|2|[[Prime Cup/Stadium Master Ball Trainers|Gambler]]}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|----|6|128|Tauros|100|080|Slowbro|100|051|Dugtrio|100|009|Blastoise|100|024|Arbok|100|149|Dragonite|100|noprize=yes}}
{{Trainerlist/b|2nd|----|6|128|Tauros|100|078|Rapidash|100|051|Dugtrio|100|149|Dragonite|100|024|Arbok|100|031|Nidoqueen|100|noprize=yes}}
{{Trainerlist/f|green}}
 
[[File:PI Adventures.png|thumb|200px|A PI in Pokémon Adventures]]
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
A PI was seen in ''[[PS418|Deprogramming Porygon-Z]]'', where he was part of a group of people who entered the {{gdis|Battle Frontier|IV}} after {{FB|Tower Tycoon|Palmer}} had his assistants open the gates.
 
A PI with a {{p|Geodude}} was seen amongst the people visiting the {{safari|Johto}} in ''[[PS446|Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down]]''.
 
==In the TCG==
There is a card called {{TCG ID|Fossil|Gambler|60}} in the {{TCG|Fossil}} expansion of the {{Trading Card Game}}. It causes the user to shuffle their hand into their deck, and then, draw either 1 or 8 cards depending on the flipresult of a coin, they draw either 1 or 8 cardsflip.
 
==In other languages==
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