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Nate (game)

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Nate
キョウヘイ Kyōhei
Black 2 White 2 Nate.png
Official artwork from Black 2 and White 2
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Hometown Aspertia City
Region Unova
Relatives Mom, unseen father (as player)
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer, player character
Generation V
Games Black 2, White 2
Game animation debut Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer
English voice actor Tom Wayland
Japanese voice actor Miyu Irino
Manga counterpart(s) Arata, Lack-Two

Nate (Japanese: キョウヘイ Kyōhei) is the male player character in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. His female counterpart is Rosa.

In the games

As the protagonist

Nate is a young boy living in Aspertia City with his childhood friend Hugh. At the start of the game, he sets off with Hugh to collect his first Pokémon. They then go their separate ways and he starts his journey across the Unova region.

Rental Pokémon in Pokéstar Studios

For all rental teams used by the player at Pokéstar Studios, see here.

As a non-playable character

If the player chooses Rosa, Nate will appear in game as an NPC, first met in Nimbasa City. He will join the player in a Multi Battle against Emmet and Ingo. Afterwards, he will give the player the Vs. Recorder.

Nate will then appear 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," Nate's Pokémon are chosen from either list.


Battle Subway Pokémon

This is a list of all the Pokémon used in the Multi Train and Super Multi Train battles. Each Pokémon has a non-Hidden Ability that, along with gender, is randomly selected. These Pokémon will always have the maximum 31 individual values across every stat and the full 510 effort values evenly distributed among the noted stats (rounding down).

Offensive-based Pokémon


Defensive-based Pokémon


Tag partner

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Sprites

Spr B2W2 Nate.png Spr B2W2 Nate 2.png Nate OD.png B2W2 Nate Back.png NateChallenge.png NateChallenge2.png Nate Xtransceiver.png
Sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
Wonder Launcher sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
Back sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
VS sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Champion challenge sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Xtransceiver sprite from
Black 2 and White 2

Pokéstar Studios sprites

B2W2 Nate Pokéstar Hero.png B2W2 Nate Pokéstar Back Hero.png B2W2 Nate Pokéstar Ninja 1.png B2W2 Nate Pokéstar Ninja 2.png B2W2 Nate Pokéstar Back Ninja.png
Hero portrait from
Black 2 and White 2
Hero back sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Ninja portrait from
Black 2 and White 2
Ninja portrait from
Black 2 and White 2
Ninja back sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
B2W2 Nate Pokéstar Captain.png B2W2 Nate Pokéstar Back Captain.png B2W2 Nate Pokéstar Scientist.png B2W2 Nate Pokéstar Back Scientist.png B2W2 Nate Pokéstar Student.png
Captain portrait from
Black 2 and White 2
Captain back sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Scientist portrait from
Black 2 and White 2
Scientist back
sprite from

Black 2 and White 2
Student portrait from
Black 2 and White 2
B2W2 Nate Pokéstar Back Student.png B2W2 Nate Pokéstar Royalty.png B2W2 Nate Pokéstar Back Royalty.png
Student back sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Prince portrait from
Black 2 and White 2
Prince back sprite from
Black 2 and White 2

In the anime

Nate in the animated trailer

In the Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer

Nate appeared in the Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer, first seen meeting Bianca together with Hugh, choosing Tepig as his starter Pokémon. He later appeared meeting Colress in Castelia City, facing Elesa at the Nimbasa Gym, battling Team Plasma aboard the Plasma Frigate alongside Hugh and Cheren, and chasing a member of the Shadow Triad across the frozen Opelucid City, but failing to recover the mysterious item they had stolen.

Pokémon

Nate's Emboar
Tepig → Pignite → Emboar
Emboar is the evolved form of Nate's starter, Tepig. It was seen on Nate's side when he prepared to challenge Elesa.

Emboar's only known move is Flamethrower.

Debut Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer
Nate's Lucario
Lucario
Lucario is Nate's second known Pokémon. It was first seen with Nate when he was talking with Colress, and later chasing a member of the Shadow Triad across the frozen Opelucid City alongside its Trainer.

Lucario's only known move is Aura Sphere.

Debut Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer
Nate's Arcanine
Arcanine
Arcanine is Nate's third known Pokémon. It was seen alongside its Trainer aboard the Plasma Frigate, taking on a Team Plasma Grunt's Seviper alongside Hugh's Samurott.

Arcanine's only known move is Bite.

Debut Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer

Counterparts

In the manga

The character Lack-Two from Pokémon Adventures is modeled after Nate. He is a high-ranking member of the International Police. In addition, Arata from Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~ also is based on Nate's design.

Trivia

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese キョウヘイ Kyōhei From 共鳴 kyōmei (resonance).
English Nate From resonate.
French Mélis From mélisme, melisma.
German Tony From resonate.
Italian Sanzo From risonanza, resonance.
Spanish Rizzo From resonancia, resonance.
Korean 공명 Gongmyeong From 공명 (共鳴) gongmyeong, resonance.



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


Non-player characters in the core series games
Unova Professor JuniperMom (BW)Mom (B2W2)CherenBiancaBianca's fatherHughCedric JuniperFennelAmanita
CilanChiliCressLenoraHawesCharlesIrisDraydenAlderBengaCurtisYancyBrycenSabrinaPop Roxie
HilbertHildaNateRosaIngoEmmetCynthiaMorimotoNishinoLookerNColressPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team PlasmaClydeGym LeadersElite FourPWT participantsName RaterDay-Care CoupleJudgeMagikarp salesman

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