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Pokémon Red and Blue/Unused Trainers

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This is a sub-page of Pokémon Red and Blue.

Trainer Classes


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Triggered by an hexadecimal identifier of 0xE3. It actually has no sprite, but uses the Scientist Trainer class sprite because its identifier is directly before it (0xE4). No rosters appear to be defined, meaning 'its first roster' is the first Scientist's roster. The Chief has not been found to give any valid victory speeches when defeated. Despite this, he is still mentioned in-game by a Team Rocket Grunt in one of the houses near the hotel in Celadon City, whose dialogue is "CHIEF! We just shipped 2000 POKéMON as slot prizes!"

Interestingly, the Japanese name of the Chief Trainer class is "シルフのチーフ" (Shirufu no Chīfu), which translates to "Silph's Chief". This implies that the player was originally meant to battle Silph Co.'s president. As seen in this unused text, Silph's Chief was meant to be hidden in the Safari Zone (this particular instance of シルフのチーフ got translated as "SILPH's manager" in the English localisation). According to some recently uncovered development assets, the Chief was originally meant to use what would eventually become Blaine's sprite and Blaine was to look like his anime counterpart.

Professor Oak

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A battle with Professor Oak is programmed in, although he never actually battles the player during regular gameplay. The battle can be triggered with GameShark code 01E2D8CF (where the level of what would be a wild Pokémon corresponds with the roster value), or by using one of various glitches in the game. His name appears as "PROF.OAK" (Japanese: "オーキドせんせい" aka "Ōkido-sensei", rather than the normal "オーキドはかせ" aka "Ōkido-hakase").

Oak is programmed with three different teams, each consisting of a Level 66 Tauros, a Level 67 Exeggutor, a Level 68 Arcanine, and a Level 70 Gyarados. His fourth Pokémon is Level 69 and is either a Venusaur, Blastoise, or Charizard. It is assumed the game would choose the team with the final evolution of the starter Pokémon that neither the player nor the rival chose. Additionally, based on this team and their levels, it's likely he was supposed to appear at the very end, perhaps even after the final rival battle at Indigo Plateau. When defeated and counting the fact that Professor Oak used one of the valid rosters mentioned above, he will give whatever dialog that the Trainer you used to fight him says when defeated. This means that he has no real "lost battle" dialogues of his own programmed in.

It is possible to battle him using the Ditto glitch (an extended version of the Mew glitch) with the last Special stat in memory as 226. He can be encountered (though without his appropriate roster) as a glitch Trainer while doing the Old Man glitch and having the MN symbol in the third, fifth, or seventh slots of the player's name. Another way of battling him is this select button glitch in Japanese Red, Green and Blue.

The data for this battle remains present in Yellow. The concept of battling a Pokémon professor would later be reused in Pokémon X and Y and Pokémon Sun and Moon.

Trainer Parties

Several trainer parties that are never referred to by trainer objects exist in the game. Below is a list of the parties' Pokémon and corresponding party level and trainer type (which can be determined by the pointers to the trainer classes' rosters).

Trainer class Roster ID Party LV Pokémon
Youngster 0D L17 Spearow, Rattata, Rattata, Spearow
Bug Catcher 0C L18 Metapod, Caterpie, Venonat
Jr. Trainer♂ 06 L18 Diglett, Diglett, Sandshrew
Jr. Trainer♀ 04 L22 Bulbasaur
Super Nerd 06 L22 Koffing, Magnemite, Weezing
Super Nerd 07 L20 Magnemite, Magnemite, Koffing, Magnemite
Super Nerd 08 L24 Magnemite, Voltorb
Burglar 01 L29 Growlithe, Vulpix
Burglar 02 L33 Growlithe
Burglar 03 L28 Vulpix, Charmander, Ponyta
Engineer 01 L21 Voltorb, Magnemite
Gambler 06 L22 Onix, Geodude, Graveler
Beauty 0B L33 Weepinbell, Bellsprout, Weepinbell
Juggler 06 L33 Hypno
Tamer 06 L42 Rhyhorn, Primeape, Arbok, Tauros
Bird Keeper 0C L39 Pidgeotto, Pidgeotto, Pidgey, Pidgeotto
Bird Keeper 0D L42 Farfetch'd, Fearow
Scientist 01 L34 Koffing, Voltorb
Rocket 16 L26 Drowzee, Koffing
Cooltrainer♂ 04 L45 Kingler, Starmie
Cooltrainer♂ 06 L44 Ivysaur, Wartortle, Charmeleon
Cooltrainer♂ 07 L49 Nidoking
Cooltrainer♂ 08 L44 Kingler, Cloyster
Cooltrainer♀ 04 L46 Vileplume, Butterfree
Cooltrainer♀ 06 L45 Ivysaur, Venusaur
Cooltrainer♀ 07 L45 Nidorina, Nidoqueen
Cooltrainer♀ 08 L43 Persian, Ninetales, Raichu
Gentleman 04 L48 Primeape
Channeler 01 L22 Gastly
Channeler 02 L24 Gastly
Channeler 03 L23 Gastly, Gastly
Channeler 04 L24 Gastly
Channeler 07 L24 Haunter
Channeler 0B L24 Gastly
Channeler 0D L24 Gastly
Channeler 0F L24 Gastly