Trainer is a playable character that represents player of the game.

Profile pageEdit


Avatars are models in the game which are a digital representation of a Trainer. Trainer's Avatar is visible on the map as the player moves around, in the defended Gym as the hologram next to deployed Pokémon and in Raid Battle lobby.

Player can change avatar's gender between female and male at anytime. Trainer nickname can be changed only once per account.


An avatar's physical features (hairstyles, skin tones, eye color, and gender) can be changed for free at anytime by touching the face button on the top-right corner of the Style change screen.


(pale white)
(light brown)
(dark brown)


Blonde Brown Light Brown Blue Purple Red


Teal Green Hazel Brown Blue


Main article: List of Trainer clothes

There are various apparel and accessory customizations that can be made to a Trainer's avatar. Customization choices include the Trainer's gender, skin complexion, hair color, eye color, hat, glasses, necklaces, tops, bags, gloves, belts, bottoms, socks, and footwear. Appearance can be changed at any time from the Trainer screen by tapping Customize in the menu button on the bottom right.

Many styles are available for free, but some styles can be obtained by exchanging PokéCoins while others can be unlocked reaching new Trainer levels.

Buddy PokémonEdit

Main article: Buddy Pokémon

Buddy Pokémon is a game mechanic that allows Trainer to choose a one Pokémon from their collection that after walking certain distances will reward trainer with specific candy.


Main article: Trainer experience

During the game, Trainers gain Experience Points (XP or EXP for short) which results in their Levels. Trainer's experience is basically measurement of their progress of gameplay.

Each level requires a certain amount of XP and achieving it rewards Trainer with certain items.

Gym BadgesEdit

Main article: Gym Badges

Gym Badges serve as mementos of Trainer's contribution to gyms.


Main article: Journal

Journal is a game-element that stores recent actions of Trainer. It contains entries with information such as: items received from spun Photo Discs at PokéStops and Gyms, caught Pokémon or Pokémon that returned from defended Gyms.


Main article: Medals

Medals are sort of achievements that Trainer can receive for doing several tasks. There are two types of medals:

  • medals for general tasks related with gameplay
  • and medals for capturing specific type Pokémon.


Main article: Teams

Teams are in-game groups that trainers can join. Players must be at least level 5 to join a team.

Affiliation to team affects only two things during the gameplay:

  • Combat and gym-related stuff, such as battles at gyms, claiming them, bonus items from Photo Discs at gyms.
  • Pokémon Appraisal, which technically no-matter what team player is in, gives same information but in different words depending on each Team Leader.


Trivia Edit

External linksEdit