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Hilbert (game)

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Hilbert
トウヤ Tōya
Black White Hilbert.png
Art from Black and White
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Dark brown
Hometown Nuvema Town
Region Unova
Relatives Mother, mentioned father (as player)
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer, player character
Generation V
Games Black, White
Manga counterpart(s) Monta, Black, Touya, Shin, Hiro

Hilbert (Japanese: トウヤ Tōya) is the male player character in Pokémon Black and White. His female counterpart is Hilda.

In the games

Pokémon Black and White

As the playable character

Hilbert is a boy who lives in Nuvema Town, as do his childhood friends, Cheren and Bianca. If chosen as the player, he will receive a starter Pokémon and a Pokédex from Professor Juniper. After setting off on his Pokémon journey at the same time as Cheren and Bianca, Hilbert will at some point be asked by Fennel to do some sort of quest; in return for its completion, Hilbert will receive a C-Gear.

As well as encountering and battling his childhood friends at various points during his journey, Hilbert will also meet a man known as N, who wishes to create separate worlds for humans and Pokémon. In order to achieve his goals, he and Hilbert will battle several times during the course of the game. Hilbert also battles Team Plasma at various stages of his journey. Ultimately, Hilbert is recognized as a hero by Reshiram or Zekrom, depending on the version.

As a non-playable character

If not chosen as the player, Hilbert appears as the player's partner in the Battle Subway when choosing to ride the Multi-Train. Two of the following Pokémon are picked from the corresponding list, depending on what the player wants him to base his team on. If the player chooses "A balance between the two," Hilbert's Pokémon are chosen from either list.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

In Black 2 and White 2, the protagonist of Black and White was said to be searching for N and has not returned home.

Pokémon

Offensive-based Pokémon


Defensive-based Pokémon


Artwork

Victini-Liberty Garden Island.png Battle Subway artwork.png
Liberty Garden Island artwork with Victini and Hilda Battle Subway artwork

Sprites

Spr BW Hilbert.png Spr BW Hilbert 2.png Spr B2W2 Hilbert.png Spr B2W2 Hilbert 2.png BW Hilbert Back.png
Hilbert's sprite from
Black and White
Hilbert Wonder Launcher sprite from
Black and White
Hilbert's Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Hilbert's Wonder Launcher sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Hilbert's back sprite from
Black and White
HilbertChallenge.png Hilbert Xtransceiver.png Hilbert intro.png BW HilbertOD Stand.png
Hilbert's VS sprite from
Black and White
Hilbert's Xtransceiver sprite from
Black and White
Hilbert's intro sprite from
Black and White
Hilbert's overworld sprite from
Black and White

Counterparts

Hilbert has six counterparts appearing in various manga: Monta from the Be a Master!! Pokémon BW manga, Black from the Pokémon Adventures manga, Touya from the Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends manga, Shin from the Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga, Hiro from the Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~ manga and Black from the Pocket Monsters BW manga.

Trivia

  • Prior to the release of Black and White, pre-release media and most fans referred to Hilbert as "Black."
    • English demos of Black and White referred to Hilbert as "Blair."
    • English pre-release screenshots referred to Hilbert as "Kuro" (the Japanese word for Black).
  • From a bird's eye view, Hilbert's hat looks like a Poké Ball.
  • Hilbert and Hilda are the first player characters in the main series not to have preprogrammed names either by choice or in case one isn't specified.
  • In the May 2010 volume of CoroCoro Comics, it was stated that Hilbert and Hilda are older than previous player characters, but it is not known how much older they are.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese トウヤ Tōya From 闘 , fight.
English Hilbert From the Germanic element hild, battle.
French Ludwig Germanic name that can mean "famous warrior".
German Warren Possibly from war.
Italian Alcide From Alcides, an alternate name for Heracles.
Spanish Lucho From lucha, fight.
Korean 투지 Tuji From 鬪志 tuji, fighting spirit.


Core series: RedLeafEthanKrisLyraBrendanMayLucasDawn
HilbertHildaNateRosaCalemSerena
Side series: WesMichael
Spin-off games: LunickSolanaKellynKateBenSummer
MarkMintHeroHeroineLucy FleetfootTodd Snap


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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