Super Nerd (Trainer class)

Super Nerd
理科系のおとこ Science Man
VSSuper Nerd PE.png
VS model from Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Other names Nerd (Stadium)
Introduced in Generation I
Appears in Red, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
FireRed and LeafGreen
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Stadium, Stadium 2
Gender Male
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Conway (anime)
Miles (Adventures)
Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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Manga debut Whacked by Marowak! (Adventures)

A Super Nerd (Japanese: 理科系のおとこ Science Man) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation I games. They are generally depicted as skinny young men with long hair and glasses, and are grown-up male Schoolkids.[1] In HeartGold and SoulSilver, they are accompanied by a remote-controlled robotic Pikachu holding a Poké Ball.

They generally use a combination of Poison- and Electric-type Pokémon, except those in the Cinnabar Gym, who specialize in Fire-types instead.

In Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, Super Nerds battled outside of Gyms will award three Poké Balls along with prize money upon being defeated.

In Pokémon Stadium, they are referred to as Nerds and specialize in Pokémon knowing Selfdestruct or Explosion.


In the core series

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Sprite from
Red and Blue
Sprite from
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
VS model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver

In other games

Nerd portrait from
Japanese Stadium
Portraits from
Stadium 2

Trainer list

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

Pokémon Stadium

Pokémon Stadium 2

In the anime

Main series


Conway, a recurring character, seems to be based on the Super Nerd class. He first appeared in Tag! We're It!. Later, he appeared in the Pokémon Summer Academy arc from Camping It Up! through One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!. He became Ash's official rival during the Lily of the Valley Conference in the episodes An Old Family Blend through Working on a Right Move!, where he lost to Ash. Unlike the Super Nerds featured in the games, he is not known to own any Poison-, Electric-, or Fire-type Pokémon. However, he did train a Venonat during the Pokémon Summer Academy.

A Super Nerd in Pokémon Origins

Pokémon Origins

Super Nerd Miguel appeared briefly in File 2: Cubone. He was shown hogging the Dome and Helix Fossils when Red was at Mt. Moon. Red battled him off-screen, after which he presumably gave Red one of his Fossils.

In the manga

Super Nerd Miles in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Miles (Adventures)

A Super Nerd named Miles is a recurring character who debuted in the Yellow chapter. He was hired by Agatha to steal Red's Pika, but joined the side of good after being defeated by Yellow.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 理科男 Léihfō Nàahm
Mandarin 理科男 Lǐkē Nán *
理工科的男生 Lǐgōngkē de Nánshēng *
  Czech Vědátor
  Danish Overnørd
  Finnish Supernörtti
  French Intello
  German Tüftler (VII)
Streber (I-IV)
  Italian Cervellone
  Korean 이과계의 남자 Igwagye-ui Namja
  Brazilian Portuguese Supernerd (PS153-present, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Super Nerd (PS046-PS076)
  Spanish Cerebrito (VII)
Científico (IV)
Supernecio (III)
Súper Necio (I-II)
  Vietnamese Nhà khoa học


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:
Sevii Islands Aroma LadyBikerBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCamperCool CoupleCooltrainerCrush Girl
Crush KinCue BallFishermanGentlemanHikerJugglerLadyLassPainterPicnickerPokéManiac
PKMN BreederPKMN RangerPsychicRuin ManiacScientistSis and BroSwimmerTamer
Team Rocket AdminTeam Rocket GruntTwinsTuberYoung CoupleYoungster
Trainer Tower only:
BeautyBurglarEngineerRockerSailorSuper Nerd
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

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