Newcomers and veterans alike will recognize some iconic generation I Pokémon trainers like Misty, Lt. Surge, and Giovanni. Like the Pokémon they train, each trainer has different personality traits and quirks that make them who they are.
Astrology offers us a way to categorize those quirks by star signs based on someone's birth date and time of year. Each sign has a constellation, associated element, and corresponding animal.
Hard-headed people are likely to be a Taurus sign while emotional and sensitive people might be a Pisces instead. But which generation I Pokémon trainer will be which sign?
12 Aries: Bruno
Those born between March 21st and April 20th fall under the Aries Zodiac sign. Typically confident and avid enthusiasts when it comes to competition, these people line right up with Bruno from the Indigo League.
He trains fighting type Pokémon and can be a bit intimidating. His discipline and dedication can make him seem a bit stoic at times. However, he truly believes, like any Aries, that you can accomplish anything through hard work and commitment.
11 Taurus: Brock
This one is a bit of a no-brainer, but it nonetheless rings accurate. Brock, the inimitable rock-type trainer who leads the Pewter Gym, also travels with Ash Ketchum in the show. However, in Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow, Brock is just a Pokémon trainer like the player character.
He rocks (pun intended) his classic Onyx with headstrong determination. You can tell he is also very dedicated and a bit serious just like those born between April 21st and May 20th.
10 Gemini: Sabrina
One of the most literal correlations, fans of the Pokémon anime will remember Sabrina and her younger self/doll/daughter character. Gemini signs, portrayed by twins, line right up with this.
Born between May 21st and June 21st, Geminis like Sabrina tend to be calculating, charismatic, and mercurial. For instance, they might commit to multiple social engagements just to cancel on all of them and stay home to binge Netflix. Like Virgos, Geminis also appreciate beauty in all forms, but they might be more vocal about whether or not they find things pretty or vile.
9 Cancer: Misty
Many fans are familiar with the "tomboy" water-type trainer Misty who is also the trainer of the Cerulean City Gym. Her personality surprisingly lines up with the Cancer Zodiac sign.
Born between June 22nd and July 22nd, crabs are described as the "care-givers" of the Zodiac. Though Misty isn't a home-body, she definitely lets her emotions take the reins. Her passion for her Pokémon and for Pokémon training truly shows in everything she does. She can also be quite romantic, goofy, and protective of herself and those she cares about. But that connection to their emotions can make them prone to moodiness or feeling overwhelmed. When this happens, Cancers probably just need to eat something or drink some water.
8 Scorpio: Giovanni
People born between October 23rd and November 22nd are classified as Scorpio signs. Typically also put in the "Slytherin" category, Scorpios can be highly intelligent while also being a bit manipulative.
Though Pokémon fans might see Giovanni as a bad guy, his personality points to him being a Scorpio. He is calculating and ambitious, but also allows his own hubris to be his downfall. As someone who oversees Team Rocket, the company Silph Co., and serves as the Viridian City Gym Leader, Giovanni has a lot on his plate.
7 Virgo: Erika
Many people are aware of those personality boards that always have a "pretty one" category on it. Virgos or people born between August 23rd and September 21st would be put into that category. And so would trainer Erika, the leader of the Celadon City Gym.
A trainer of grass-type Pokémon, Erika loves beauty in all forms. Like other Virgos, she can be modest and confident without being competitive. However, Virgos can also be detached and vain at their worst moments. But Erika's love of plants helps keep her grounded. Perhaps other Virgo Pokémon fans also like to garden?
6 Libra: Agatha
Painted as a bit villainous and mean-spirited, Agatha is another trainer in the Indigo League. She specializes in training ghost-type Pokémon seemingly because she likes to scare people. This playfulness lines up with Libras, born between September 22nd and October 22nd.
Like other Libras, she also likes structure, competition, and can be a bit short-tempered. The symbol for Libra is often a set of scales signifying how these people like balance, but can also find themselves too far into one extreme quite easily.
5 Leo: Lt. Surge
Lt. Surge trains electric-type Pokémon like Raichu and runs the Vermilion City Gym. He's a veteran, has leadership qualities, and is very disciplined. However, he can also be a bit paranoid, arrogant, and demanding just like a Leo. He also has a tendency to encourage using ridicule but has a heart of gold underneath the gruff exterior.
People born between July 23rd and August 22nd are classified as Leos. Like Surge, Leos appreciate expressions of courage, appreciate friends who support them, and can be quite playful, but can be averse to criticism.
4 Sagittarius: Blaine
People born between November 23rd and December 21st are archers or Sagittarius signs. A fire sign, this corresponds neatly to the generation one Pokémon trainer Blaine. He's the Cinnabar Island Gym Leader and trains fire-type Pokémon.
Like other archers, Blaine is passionate, ambitious, and tenacious. As such, he can be a bit brusque, pedantic, and frustrating. But he also is great to have for a trivia night as Sagittarius signs love to learn (more aptly: they love to KNOW things). Archers can also be classified as the "Leeroy Jenkins" types.
3 Capricorn: Koga
The Fuchsia Gym Leader, Koga practices ninjitsu and trains poison-type Pokémon. While he relishes in the pain that poison Pokémon inflict on others, he is also a student of medicine and antidotes. This type of simultaneous oxymoron lines right up with the Capricorn Zodiac sign or those born between December 22nd and January 20th.
Canonically a dad in the franchise, Koga embodies the mercurial nature of Capricorns. These people can be thoughtful, but also rash; they can be helpful one moment and then push you away the next. But he is also a teacher who recognizes and rewards hard work.
2 Aquarius: Lance
This is the Zodiac sign most likely to LARP (live-action roleplay). Lance, the dragon-type trainer from the Indigo League, also fits this archetype. Typically with noble sensibilities, Aquarians are born between January 21st and February 19th. They can be compassionate and gracious, as well as capricious and flighty.
For instance, Lance trains dragon-type Pokémon because he feels like they are more difficult to train. He gets a personal self-esteem boost from overcoming this perceived obstacle. But is it really true? Don't ask the Aquarius; it'll make them brood.
1 Pisces: Lorelei
Pisces Zodiac signs are people born between February 20th and March 20th. Their sign is a fish and they tend to be a bit "head in the clouds," but also compassionate and dedicated.
Lorelei is an ice-type Pokémon trainer in the Indigo League. She shows off Pisces traits with her love of dolls and nostalgic items. But she is also a team player and will do whatever it takes to make something work. Much like her beloved Lapras, Lorelei and other Pisces are very steady people who operate on a mix of logic and passion.
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