- This article is about the anime counterpart of Bianca. For the character from Pokémon Heroes, see Bianca (movie).
|Relatives||Unknown father (mentioned in BW013)|
|Anime debut||Minccino-Neat and Tidy!|
|English voice actor||Erica Schroeder|
|Japanese voice actor||Shizuka Itō|
Bianca made her debut appearance in Minccino-Neat and Tidy!, where she was sent by Professor Juniper to deliver a badge case to Ash. Unfortunately, Bianca ended up knocking Ash and Cilan into a nearby stream. Despite being older than Ash, she has only just started her journey due to her father not allowing her to become a Trainer when she turned ten.
Bianca is shown to be very excitable, for instance when a Minccino stole the badge case and Ash attempted to use Oshawott to get it back, Bianca commanded him to use Hydro Pump despite the fact that Oshawott wasn't her Pokémon nor did he even know that move. She later made the same mistake when she commanded Pikachu to use Zap Cannon.
She also had a battle against Ash, where she used her Pignite against his Pikachu. Ash was planning to use Oshawott for said battle but Bianca demanded that he use Pikachu because it is a foreign species. She lost the battle after putting up a hard fight.
Prior to Emolga the Irresistible!, Bianca joined the group and accompanied them on their way to Nimbasa City. She was enjoying an evening lunch with Ash and company when Iris's Axew drops a fruit down a hill where it is caught by a wild Emolga. She then runs after Emolga and smothers her in hugs. Determined to catch Emolga, Bianca challenges her to battle Minccino, who ends up losing. Emolga then flies off and Bianca chases after her. After several failed attempts at catching Emolga, Bianca is crushed to find that Emolga accepts Iris as her Trainer instead.
In Emolga and the New Volt Switch!, Bianca wanted to have a battle with Iris's newly caught Emolga. However, Emolga had other interests besides battling and kept using Volt Switch to get other Pokémon to battle Bianca instead including Iris's Excadrill, Cilan's Pansage and Ash's Snivy. She also used her Pignite against Snivy for a short training session. After learning Ash earned three badges already, Bianca leaves the group in hopes to win more badges on her own.
Bianca met up with Ash and friends again in Raimon Town in BW039. She was enamored with Luke's Zorua and attempted to catch her not knowing that she already had a Trainer. Bianca also decided to enter the Don Battle tournament along with the group. In the next episode, she battled Stephan in the first round of the tournament where she used her Minccino against his Zebstrika. Zebstrika proved too powerful and defeated Minccino, thus knocking Bianca out of the tournament.
Bianca is set to reappear in BW049.
Much like her game counterpart, Bianca is a sweet girl but is also an airhead. She is also somewhat clumsy and unorganized. Every time she meets up with the main characters, she runs excitedly towards them then trips causing her to collide with Ash and knocking him into a body of water. Afterwards, she apologizes to him profusely.
Bianca has a soft spot for cute Pokémon like Minccino, Emolga, and Zorua and will stop at nothing to try and capture them. In fact, she spends a few episodes of the Don Battle arc trying to get a hold of Luke's Zorua who keeps disguising herself to trick her. Bianca also tends to think of odd schemes to lure a Pokémon out like planting a dirty spoon under a cloche so she can trap Minccino. If her attempts at capturing fail, she will often have a temper tantrum about it. She cares dearly for her Pokémon, often crying out in sorrow when they're defeated.
She tends to do things at her own pace which often involves rushing and forcing people along with her. She was impatient to capture Minccino, as well as during battles, to the point that Ash, Iris, and Cilan have trouble keeping up with her. She wastes no time when giving her Pokémon commands, though this raw speed and power causes her many blunders.
This listing is of Bianca's known Pokémon in the anime:
| Pignite is Bianca's starter Pokémon. Bianca attempted to use him to catch a wild Minccino that had stolen the dirty badge case that she had given to Ash. Though he has overwhelming power, he was taken down by Minccino with a combination of Hyper Voice and Tickle.
Bianca later used Pignite to battle Ash's Pikachu. Even though he significantly weakened Pikachu with a powerful Heat Crash, the Fire Pig Pokémon still lost the battle after a full on collision with Pikachu's Volt Tackle. Despite these two losses Pignite is still powerful as he was able to win Bianca two badges all by himself.
Bianca used Pignite to help track down an Emolga that she wanted to capture in Emolga the Irresistible!. Unfortunately, he ended up making a wild Scolipede angry when he attacked it with Flamethrower. She used him again in Emolga and the New Volt Switch! where he battled Iris's Emolga who infatuated him with Attract. Later when Emolga brought out Ash's Snivy with Volt Switch he countinued his battle against her instead.
|Debut||Minccino-Neat and Tidy!|
|Debut||Minccino-Neat and Tidy!|
- Two unknown badges (prior to Minccino-Neat and Tidy!)
- Don Battle (Top 16)
- Bianca is Ash's second and, so far, only, regular female rival.
|Japanese||ベル Bel||From the Slavic prefix bel-, white. Also Celtic god of light. Another possibility is "Belle", French for beautiful.|
|English, French||Bianca||Means "white" in Italian. Variation of Blanche, which means "white" in French.|
|German||Bell||Same as Japanese name.|
|Italian||Belle||Same as Japanese name.|
|Spanish||Bel||Same as Japanese name.|
|Korean||벨 Bel||Same as Japanese name.|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||白露 Báilù||Transliteration of her Japanese name. Also translates to white dew.|
|This article is part of Project Anime, a Bulbapedia project that covers all aspects of the Pokémon anime.|