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Hilda (game)

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Hilda
トウコ Tōko
Black White Hilda.png
Art from Black and White
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
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) White

Hilda (Japanese: トウコ Tōko) is the female player character in Pokémon Black and White. Her male counterpart is Hilbert.

In the games

Pokémon Black and White

As the protagonist

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

As well as encountering and battling her childhood friends at various points during her journey, Hilda 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 Hilda will battle several times during the course of the game. Hilda will also battle Team Plasma at various stages of her journey. At the game's climax, Hilda is recognized as a hero by Reshiram or Zekrom, depending on the version.

As a non-playable character

If not chosen as the player, Hilda 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 her to base her team on. If the player chooses "A balance between the two," Hilda'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

Battle Subway Pokémon

Offensive-based Pokémon


Defensive-based Pokémon


Artwork

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

Sprites

Spr BW Hilda.png Spr BW Hilda 2.png Spr B2W2 Hilda.png Spr B2W2 Hilda 2.png BW Hilda Back.png
Hilda's sprite from
Black and White
Hilda's Wonder Launcher sprite from
Black and White
Hilda's sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Hilda's Wonder Launcher sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Hilda's back sprite from
Black and White
HildaChallenge.png Hilda Xtransceiver.png Hilda intro.png Hildawalkdown.png
Hilda's VS sprite from
Black and White
Hilda's Xtransceiver sprite from
Black and White
Hilda's intro sprite from
Black and White
Hilda's overworld sprite from
Black and White


Counterparts

Hilda has a counterpart in the Pokémon Adventures manga named White, who debuted in the Black & White chapter. She owns a company called the BW Agency, and gets the idea to hire Black upon seeing the bond the latter's Tepig had with a female of its species.

Trivia

  • Prior to the release of Black and White, pre-release media and most fans referred to Hilda as "White".
    • English demos of Black and White referred to Hilda as "Whitlea".
    • English pre-release screenshots referred to Hilda as "Shiro" (the Japanese word for White).
  • Hilda and Hilbert 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 Hilda and Hilbert are older than previous player characters, but it is not known how much older they are.
    • According to game scenario author Toshinobu Matsumiya, Hilda and Hilbert were initially visualized to be at the age of 16.[1]
    • And according to an interview in Famitsu, Hilda and Hilbert were identified as about 14 years old.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese トウコ Tōko From 闘 , fight
English Hilda From Hilda, a female name derived from the Old High German word hiltja (battle). Also related to Hildr, the Old Norse word for "battle" and the name of a valkyrie in Norse mythology.
French Ludvina Similar to Ludwig (Hilbert). Possibly from lutte, fight
German Lotta Possibly from lotta, Italian for fight
Italian Anita Similar to Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare
Spanish Liza From liza, "combat" or "arena"
Korean 투희 Tuhui From 투희 (鬪姬) tuhui, battle maiden


References


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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