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Revision as of 01:02, 11 October 2012

Hugh
ヒュウ Hugh
Black 2 White 2 Hugh.png
Art from Black 2 and White 2
Gender Male
Eye color Red
Hair color Dark blue
Hometown Aspertia City
Region Unova
Relatives Younger sister
Trainer class Trainer, Rival
Generation V
Games Black 2 and White 2
Game animation debut Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer
English voice actor Sean Schemmel
Japanese voice actor Junko Minagawa

Hugh (Japanese: ヒュウ Hugh) is the rival character in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.

In the games

Hugh as seen in the trailer

Hugh is the player's childhood friend. He is described as feeling passionately for Pokémon battles and Pokémon strength. He is also a doting older brother to his sister; he hates Team Plasma because they stole a Purrloin he had caught for his sister. He battles with and against the player many times throughout the game.

Sprites

Spr B2W2 Hugh.png B2W2 Hugh Back.png VSHugh.png Hugh Xtransceiver.png Hugh OD.png
Hugh's Trainer sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Hugh's back sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Hugh's VS sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Hugh's Xtransceiver sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Hugh's overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon

For all of Hugh's teams in Challenge Mode, see here

Normal Mode

First battle

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Second battle

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



First tag partner

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Third battle

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Second tag partner

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Fourth battle

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Third tag partner

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Fourth tag partner
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Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Fifth battle

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Sixth battle

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Seventh battle

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Quotes

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

At Aspertia City

  • Meeting in town
"<player>. よお! ポケモンは てにいれたかよ?"
"......そうだよな. よし! オマエの ポケモンを もらいにいくぞ!"
"さきに かえってな"
"レッツ ゴーッ!!"
  • After first move
"I won't forget the pain you just put my partner through!"
  • After defeat
"I couldn't achieve victory for my partner... I won't let myself forget this frustration!"

At Nimbasa City

  • Upon first being seen with Team Plasma
"Hold it! What are you guys up to here anyway!"
"You didn't do anything. Not to me, at least... But I can never forgive Pokémon thieves like you! Just to let you know... You're about to feel my rage!"
"<player>! Cover me!"
  • After the grunts are defeated and leave
"Five years ago... Team Plasma stole my little sister's Purrloin. It had been given to her as a present. I was only a little kid... I couldn't do anything... So... So that's why I have to get stronger!" (walks up to you) "Good work! I knew you had good instincts! Well then..." (he heals your party) "Listen up! You fill up that Pokédex. Keep getting stronger and stronger, and back me up! I'll be counting on you from here on out, too!"

At Driftveil City

  • Upon player's arrival in city
"Hey!"
"Start talking, you Team Plasma trash!"
"You're not getting away!"
  • Upon entering the Team Plasma warehouse
"You guys are all Team Plasma too, right? Tell me, what makes you different from the Team Plasma back there?!"
"I'm Hugh. From Aspertia City... Five years ago, Team Plasma--I mean you--stole my little sister's Pokémon. I'm the pathetic trainer who wasn't able to stop you. "Separated"? What a joke! YOU were the thieves who STOLE them!"
"Just an apology? That's it?! Where's my sister's Pokémon?! Purrloin! WHERE'S PURRLOIN?"
"Enough already! Apologizing isn't going to get my sister's Pokémon back! <player>! I'm going to the Pokémon Gym! I'll get stronger and crush every single member of Team Plasma!"

At Lacunosa Town

  • Upon first talking to him
"What's up? Have you seen Team Plasma anywhere around here? I heard a rumor to that effect?"
"Shut your mouth. All I want is to get back a stolen Pokémon! <player>! Give me a hand! You ready?"
  • If answered yes
"Just so you know... You're about to feel my rage!"
  • After the grunt and sage are defeated and flee
"Get back here!"

At Route 21, upon locating the Plasma Frigate

"You found them! I knew you could do it! But... How do we get in?"
"I thought you weren't going to fight Team Plasma?"
"Thanks..."
"What was that?! The guy sure doesn't follow through! Well, I guess he was being kind in his own way... All right, I'm going in!"

At Plasma Frigate

  • Upon Zinzolin presenting Kyurem to the player
"Not with me around, you won't! Thanks for removing the barrier! That was a big help!W2"
  • After they are defeated
"I'm not going to lose to Team Plasma! By the way, what is this place? That Pokémon... It's so icy... Could that be the source of the attack on Opelucid City?"
"That should be obvious! I'll do whatever it takes to get my sister's Pokémon back! Are YOU the one who stole a Purrloin in Aspertia five years ago?"
"That's the ONLY Purrloin in the world that my late grandpa caught for my little sister!"
"Don't mess with me! You were the one who lost!"

At Giant Chasm

  • Upon arrival
"You're already here, huh? Anyone who tries to block us will go running away with their tail between their legs!"
"You're all alone now... So, which one of us are you gonna tackle?"
"Oh, yeah... I remember you. Being ex-Team Plasma is really rough, eh?"
"Well, I suppose... If we don't crush Team Plasma, then guys like you and that N guy will always be treated like villains. OK! I'm outta here, <player>!"
  • In the Crater Forest
"Come here. Wait a sec. He said he wants to talk to them so his old allies won't get hurt."
"Well, that didn't work. Hey!" (all the Team Plasma members turn to him) "Let me through!"
"I'm going to get a stolen Pokémon back! I'm not gonna listen to villains like you! Rood! Ex-Team Plasma! Why do you have Pokémon by your sides? To protect what's important to you, right? Even if your precious Pokémon are hurt, even if your ideals are damaged, the time to fight is NOW!"
"<player>! As usual, take the other one!"
  • After defeating the grunts
(to Rood) "Thanks..." (to you) "I'm passing through! Oh, it looks like their backup has arrived."
"Got it! If I rescue it, that helps you absolve your guilt, doesn't it? Guess I'll help you out!"
  • Upon entering the Shadow Triad's room
"Wait... You're one of the Shadow Triad, right? Tell me about the Purrloin that was stolen in Aspertia."
"Wh-what? Don't mess with me... That's someone else's Pokémon!"
  • After the Shadow Triad are defeated
"... ... Hey... <player>... If we let Team Plasma do whatever we want... There'll be more sad Pokémon like Purrloin and Kyurem..."
  • After Ghetsis is defeated
"Team Plasma's ship flew away... Is it over?"
  • If answered yes
"I suppose...You have to be the one who decides when it's over."
"More importantly, you rescued Kyurem from Team Plasma, right? You're really something! I'm...gonna make sure Purrloin gets back to my little sister! Still can't take it out of the Poké Ball yet, though..."
"What are you gonna do? ... ... He said to go to the Pokémon League? That's a good idea! I mean, now you're the strongest in Unova, right? Go prove it! Do you remember where we first met up in the Giant Chasm? If you follow the path from there, it goes out onto Route 23. Victory Road and the Pokémon League are just past there!


At Victory Road

"Wait up!" (catches up to you) "I'll battle with you before you take on the Pokémon League. The more Pokémon battles you have, the stronger you get, right?"
  • First non-lethal hit
"I saw that move coming from miles away!"
  • Upon being defeated
"...Phew! You're really something!
"<player>! Thanks to you, I accomplished what I set out to do during my journey! I wish I could've shown you my little sister's huge smile! This is my thanks!" (gives you TM24) "I think you're really amazing! So become the Champion! Get the proof that you're a Trainer your Pokémon can be proud of! See you!"

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Hugh as a child in Pokémon Adventures

Hugh first appears as a child getting a birthday present for his younger sister. From a choice between a Pidove, Tynamo, and Purrloin, Hugh chooses the Purrloin and is given it from a Painter. Because it refuses to listen to him, Hugh is forced to wrap the Purrloin itself rather than wrap its Poké Ball.

Later, he gives the Purrloin to his sister, which listens to her. When he tries to train his Trapinch with her Purrloin, they are attacked by two Team Plasma Grunts. Though he tries to defend, Hugh is easily defeated and his sister's Purrloin is stolen by the escaping Grunts. Angered, Hugh swears revenge on Team Plasma.

Pokémon

Hugh's Trapinch
Trapinch
Trapinch is Hugh's only known Pokémon. It was first seen being used to train against Hugh's sister's Purrloin before being interrupted by Team Plasma.

None of Trapinch's moves are known.

Debut Black & White chapter

Given away

Hugh's sister's Purrloin
Purrloin
Purrloin is a Pokémon Hugh got for his sister's birthday. Although it wouldn't listen to him, the Purrloin listened to his sister perfectly. Later, it was stolen by Team Plasma, fueling Hugh's hatred for the group.

None of Purrloin's moves are known.

Debut Black & White chapter

Trivia

  • During the Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 playthrough on the April 15, 2012 episode of Pokémon Smash!, they chose the name "Hihihiroshi" for Hugh. The name was initially a backstage in-joke originating from when the Smash! cast was passing time by practicing singing Can You Name All the Pokémon? BW.[1] Following the Japanese naming conventions of the Klink family, it was determined that Hihihiroshi was the final evolved form of Hiroshi Yamamoto.
  • Hugh is the first main series Rival to not recieve his starter Pokémon from a professor or aide, instead having all 3 raised from eggs prior to starting his journey with the one strong against yours.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ヒュウ Hugh From hue.
English Hugh Romanization of the Japanese name.
French Matis From matís, Catalan for hue. Possibly named after French painter Henri Matisse.
German Matisse Similar to French name.
Italian Toni From toni (tones) and tonalità (tonality).
Spanish Matís Similar to French name. Also from matiz (hue).


References

  1. Shoko Nakagawa's official blog (Japanese)


Rival characters
BlueSilverBrendan/MayWallyBarryCherenBiancaHughCalem/SerenaShaunaTiernoTrevor


Non-player characters in the core series games
Unova Professor JuniperMomCherenBiancaBianca's fatherHughCedric JuniperFennelAmanita
CilanChiliCressLenoraHawesCharlesIrisDraydenAlderBengaCurtisYancyBrycenSabrinaPop Roxie
HilbertHildaNateRosaIngoEmmetCynthiaMorimotoNishinoLookerNColressPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team PlasmaClydeGym LeadersElite FourPokémon World Tournament participantsName RaterJudge

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