Subway Boss (Trainer class)

Subway Boss
サブウェイマスター Subway Master
Subway Bosses.png
Art of Emmet and Ingo from Black and White
Other names
Introduced in Generation V
Appears in Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
Gender Male only
Female Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Ingo, Emmet
Anime debut Beheeyem, Duosion, and the Dream Thief!
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut A New Perspective (Adventures)

A Subway Boss (Japanese: サブウェイマスター Subway Master) is a Trainer class introduced in Generation V and is a title only held by two people, Ingo and Emmet. These two are brothers and the co-leaders of the Battle Subway, Unova's version to the Battle Tower from previous games. Ingo is the Subway Boss of the Single and Super Single Trains, while Emmet is the Subway Boss of the Double and Super Double Trains. The two team up for a Multi Battle on the Multi and Super Multi Trains.



Ingo's sprite from
Black and White
Ingo's sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
Emmet's sprite from
Black and White
Emmet's sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
Ingo's overworld sprite from
Black and White
Emmet's overworld sprite from
Black and White
Ingo's overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Emmet's overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2

Trainer list

Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

In the anime

The Subway Bosses in the anime

At the end of Beheeyem, Duosion, and the Dream Thief!, Emmet and Ingo made their debut appearances where they detected Team Rocket's tampering with the track switches. In The Beartic Mountain Feud!, the pair went in search of what or who was causing these disturbances and they caught a glimpse of two figures—Jessie and James—before they disappeared into the shadows.

In Crisis from the Underground Up! and Battle for the Underground!, the two met Ash, Cilan, and Iris as the subway they were riding had stopped. After Pokémon had been stolen from the Pokémon Center, Emmet and Ingo teamed up with the trio to stop Team Rocket and retrieve all the stolen Pokémon.

They reappeared in Lost at the Stamp Rally!, where they helped Erina locate her lost Axew as a favor for Cilan. They rewarded his and Ash's good deed by having a Tag Battle against them, who were using Pansage and Tepig respectively. Despite Ash and Cilan pushing their hardest, they were finally defeated as Ingo's Chandelure stopped the two Pokémon with Psychic, so Emmet's Eelektross was able to knock them out with a Thunderbolt.

In the manga

The Subway Bosses in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Emmet and Ingo were first seen in the Black & White arc, walking around Gear Station. Later, they were introduced as the Subway Bosses of the newly created Battle Subway to Black and White. According to the Mayor of Nimbasa City, they were recruited by him because of their strength.

Later, when White was invited to take part in the Battle Subway challenge, she boarded the train with the Subway Bosses in order to get stronger. Because of their odd, almost robotic behavior, White seemed to be afraid of them. It made apparent that Emmet loves battling when he runs towards White while asking her to quickly win 20 consecutive battles in order to battle him, startling her. Emmet was then restrained and dragged away by Ingo.

White's Servine later fought Ingo's Klinklang while Emmet refereed the match. The match ended in a draw, much to Ingo's disappointment. Later, when White met Bianca, Emmet began to eavesdrop on their conversation, only to be pushed away by both White and Ingo.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 地下鐵總管 Deihhahtit Júnggún *
地下鐵總控官 Deihhahtit Júnghunggūn *
地下鐵總司令 Deihhahtit Júngsīlihng *
Mandarin 地下鐵總管 Dìxiàtiě Zǒngguǎn *
地下鐵總控官 / 地下铁总控官 Dìxiàtiě Zǒngkòngguān *
地下鐵總司令 Dìxiàtiě Zǒngsīlìng *
地铁总司令 Dìtiě Zǒngsīlìng *
  Finnish Metropomo
  French Chef Métro
  German Metromeister
  Italian Capometrò
  Korean 서브웨이 마스터 Subway Master
  Polish Szef Metra
  Brazilian Portuguese Mestre do Metrô
  Spanish Jefe Metro
  Vietnamese Giám đốc Tàu điện ngầm giao đấu

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
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

  This Trainer Class article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.