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Scientist (Trainer class)

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A '''Scientist''' (Japanese: '''はぐれけんきゅういん''' ''Researcher Gone Astray'' in Generations I, II, and {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}; '''けんきゅういん''' ''Researcher'' in Generations III, V, VI, and {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}) is a type of [[Pokémon Trainer]] that first debuted in the [[Generation I]] games. They are men in [[wp:White coat|lab coats]] and glasses, with the ones in {{2v2|FireRed|LeafGreen}} as well as {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}} holding {{wp|beaker (glassware)|beakers}} as well. They are often aligned with [[Team Rocket]], as shown throughout the first three generations, and with [[Team Galactic]], as shown in {{3v2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}. In {{2v2|Black|White}}, female Scientists, who were depicted as women with dark hair and glasses wearing lab coats, were introduced.
They generally use inorganic or artificial Pokémon such as {{p|Porygon}}, {{p|Muk}}, {{p|Voltorb}}, and {{p|Magnemite}}, but also {{type|Psychic}} Pokémon in [[Sinnoh]]- and [[Unova]]-based games. Scientists of the Sinnoh and Unova regions start the battle by using [[battle item]]s such as [[X Attack]] or [[X Defense]]. In the [[Battle Maison]] in [[Generation VI]], they only use {{type|Poison}}, {{type|Electric}}, and [[fossil]] Pokémon. In [[Generation VII]], they keep their Pokémon in {{ball|[[Repeat}} Ball]]s. Scientists in the [[Battle Tree]] use teams with strategies revolving around {{m|Trick Room}}.
In {{eng|Pokémon Stadium}}, Scientists are known as '''Lab Men'''. In the English version of [[Pokémon Colosseum]] and [[Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness]], Scientists are known as '''Researchers''', while Scientists working for [[Cipher]] are called '''Cipher R&D''' (Japanese: '''{{tt|シャドー研究員|シャドーけんきゅういん}}''' ''Shadow Researcher'') in XD.