A Fisherman is a Trainer Class introduced in Generation I. They are men wearing a fisherman's outfit and holding a fishing rod. They are found commonly near bodies of water. They use -type Pokémon, more specifically Pokémon one can obtain by fishing.
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- At least once in every game, there is a Fisherman with a team of only Magikarp.
- Throughout Generation III and Generation IV, the fisherman's outfits are red. This finally changed to blue in Generation V.
- In the Japanese versions of Gold and Silver, Fishermen were depicted as smoking a cigarette, which was omitted from the international release.