Pokémon Generation II Trainers Complete List


Pokémon Generation II launched in Japan on 27th February 1996 and made its international debut on 15th October 2000 with Pokémon Gold and Silver. Pokémon Crystal is also a Generation II game and was released in Japan on 14th October 2000 and internationally on 29th July 2001. The games are set in the Johto region.

See also: Pokémon Generation II Pokémon

What are Pokémon Generation II Trainers?

Pokémon Generation II Trainers are those trainers that are found in the Generation II games – Gold, Silver and Crystal. Pokémon Trainers are people who capture and train Pokémon and then compete to become a Champion. Along their journey they compete with other Pokémon trainers. 


Trainers are grouped into different classes depending on their ability. There are a total of 21 different Trainer Classes introduced in the Generation II games. The majority of these are generic trainers that are not individually named but are known by a descriptive noun eg Boarder or Camper. They can be found in many different locations where they challenge the player to a match.

More experienced Trainers become Gym Leaders and these Trainers are named. There are 8 Generation II Trainers that are Gym Leaders. Players compete against Gym leaders to win Gym Badges. When all Gym Badges are collected the player can battle the Elite Four.

The Elite Four are four very experienced and strong Trainers. These Trainers are also given names. Once the Elite Four are defeated, the player can go on to battle the Champion – the last Trainer to defeat the Elite Four. The Champion for Generation II Gold and Silver is Lance.

Team Rocket are a group of malevolent Trainers that exploit Pokémon for their own aims. The members of Team Rocket are known as Grunts and they try to hamper the player’s progress whenever possible. They are led by a Boss. The Boss for Generation I is Giovanni.


Pokémon Generation II Trainers – Complete List

Champion (Gold, Silver, Crystal)

Lance Pokémon ChampionLance

Favoured Type – Dragon
Stadium – Indigo Plateau 


Generation II Trainers – Elite Four (Gold, Silver, Crystal)

Will Pokémon Elite FourWill

Favoured Type – Psychic
Stadium – Indigo Plateau

Koga Pokémon Elite FourKoga

Favoured Type – Poison
Stadium – Indigo Plateau

Bruno Generation II TrainersBruno

Favoured Type – Fighting
Stadium – Indigo Plateau

Karen Generation II Elite FourKaren

Favoured Type – Dark
Stadium – Indigo Plateau


Generation II Trainers – Gym Leaders (Gold, Silver, Crystal)

The 8 Gym Leaders from the Johto Region

Falkner Pokémon TrainerFalkner

Location – Violet City
Favoured Pokémon Type – Flying
Badge – Zephyr badge

Bugsy Bug Gym LeaderBugsy

Location – Azalea Town
Favoured Type – Bug
Badge – Hive Badge

Whitney Gym LeaderWhitney

Location – Goldenrod City
Favoured Type – Normal
Badge – Plain Badge

Morty Gym LeaderMorty

Location – Ecruteak City
Favoured Type – Ghost Type
Badge – Fog Badge

Chuck Pokémon gym leaderChuck

Location – Cianwood City
Favoured Type – Fighting
Badge – Storm Badge

Jasmine Pokémon Gym LeaderJasmine

Location – Olivine City
Favoured Type – Steel
Badge – Mineral Badge

Pryce Generation II TrainersPryce

Location – Mahogany Town
Favoured Type – Ice
Badge – Glacier Badge

Clair Gym LeaderClair

Location – Blackthorn City
Favoured Type – Dragon
Badge – Earth Badge

The 8 Gym Leaders from the Kanto Region (accessible on completion of the games)

Lt Surge Gym LeaderLt Surge

Location – Vermillion City
Favoured Type – Electric
Badge – Thunder Badge

Sabrina Psychic Gym LeaderSabrina

Location – Saffron City
Favoured Type – Psychic
Badge – Marsh Badge

Erika TrainerErika

Location – Celadon City
Favoured Type – Grass
Badge – Rainbow Badge

Janine Pokémon Gym LeaderJanine

Location – Fucshia City
Favoured Type – Poison
Badge – Soul Badge

Misty Pokémon Gym LeaderMisty

Location – Cerulean City
Favoured Type – Water
Badge – Cascade Badge

Brock Rock Gym LeadersBrock

Location – Pewter City
Favoured Type – Rock
Badge – Boulder Badge

Blaine Pokémon TrainerBlaine

Location – Seafoam Islands
Favoured Type – Fire
Badge – Volcano Badge

Blue Pokémon ChampionBlue

Location – Viridian City
Favoured Type – None
Badge – Earth Badge


Generation II Trainers – Team Rocket

(Gold, Silver, Crystal)

Giovanni Team RocketGiovanni

Role – Team Rocket Boss
Favoured Pokémon Type – Ground

Team RocketTeam Rocket Grunts

Role – Work for Boss Giovanni
Favoured Pokémon Type – Poison


Generation II Trainers – Named Trainers

Archer Pokémon TrainerArcher – (Gold, Silver, Crystal)

Role – Team Rocket Admin
Favoured Pokémon Type – Poison

Ariana Pokémon TrainerAriana – (Gold, Silver, Crystal)

Role – Team Rocket Admin
Favoured Pokémon Type – Poison


Trainer Classes

Complete list of Trainer Classes introduced in Generation II

Elite Four
Gym Leader
Kimono Girl
Mystical Man
PKMN Trainer
Team Rocket Executive
Team Rocket Grunt




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