Triathlete (Trainer class)

トライアスリート Triathlete
ORAS Triathlete Swimmer.pngORAS Triathlete Biker.png
Triathlete (swimming and cycling) art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Gender Both*
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A Triathlete (Japanese: トライアスリート Triathlete) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation III games. They come in male and female versions, and are generally men and women in sunglasses and skin-tight workout clothing. The cycling Triathletes seem to be the equivalent of Bikers and Cyclists, the running Triathletes seem to complement that of Joggers, and the swimming Triathletes are similar to Swimmers, although actual Swimmers do also appear in the game.

In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, only the male variants appear.

Triathletes come in three different varieties, and each type uses different Pokémon:



Sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
VS portraits from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire


Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Trainer list

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

Special Trainers

  • Triathlete Donte or Triathlete Amira 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 Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming, Emerald faced a virtual male Triathlete at the Battle Factory.

Pokémon Battle Frontier

A Triathlete appeared in Enta Arrives at the Battle Frontier!.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鐵人三項運動員 Tityàhn-Sāamhohng Wahnduhngyùhn
Mandarin 鐵人三項運動員 Tiěrén-Sānxiàng Yùndòngyuán
  French Triathlète
  German Triathlet
  Italian Triatleta
  Korean 트라이애슬리트 Triathlete
  Brazilian Portuguese Triatleta
  Spanish Triatleta

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