ポケモントレーナー Pokémon Trainer
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Pokémon Trainer is the term commonly used for a person who catches, occasionally names, and trains several different kinds and types of Pokémon.
Pokemon Trainers start their journey at the age of 10 when they get their first Pokémon. The starter Pokémon that Pokémon Trainers receive depends on what town they live in and which region they live in.
There are almost as many Pokémon Trainers as there are Pokémon. Each one uses different Pokémon, a different fighting style, and a different attitude. There are usually different levels of Pokémon Trainers in terms of difficulty, with Ace Trainers or Veterans often being the strongest. Red is the strongest trainer in Pokémon Gold and Silver, Crystal, HeartGold and SoulSilver. His Pikachu is level 81 in Generation II and 88 in Generation IV.
There are usually Pokémon Trainers anywhere that isn't deserted. Pokémon Trainers usually reside and battle on routes in order to weaken the protagonist/player and slow them down. Pokémon Trainers are almost always found in towns, routes, buildings, and the ever so infamous Victory Road. They also inhabit Gyms.
Few, however, succeed in this aim, but Ash Ketchum, the male protagonist of the anime and movies, never gives up. He travels the Pokémon world in a mission to catch every single different Pokémon and add it to his/her Pokédex. By his side is always his trusty electric mouse, Pikachu. In Unova, the player is around 16.
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- Despite Ash's statement that one has to be at least 10 to have a trainer's license, Unova allows pre-schoolers to train Pokémon.