Burglar is a Trainer Class introduced in Generation I. They are suspicious young men holding a sack over their back while sneaking around that give large amounts of money when defeated. Burglars appear in places where there may seem to be treasure.


RB Battle Sprite

GSC Battle Sprite

FRLG Battle Sprite

HGSS Battle Sprite


  • The overworld sprite for Burglars are not seen wearing masks, unlike the in-battle ones.
  • They use Koffing, which is depicted as a quick-escape method due to smoke-based attacks.
  • It is unknown if they are aligned with Team Rocket but through the conversation of the Burglars in the Goldenrod Tunnel, it is shown they are there to steal what they call the remains of a project.
  • In HGSS, every Burglar has at least one Koffing.

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