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Schwarz (left) and Weiss (right)
Schwarz (Japanese: ネーロ Nero) and Weiss (Japanese: ビアンコ Bianco) are recurring characters in the Pokémon anime who first appeared in Saving Braviary!. They are two Team Plasma Grunts who serve as the main antagonists in the episode.
The duo was assigned a mission to capture a Braviary, but N showed up to rescue him. However, a tracking chip in the Pokémon triggered their alarm and Schwarz and Weiss gave chase to N. N narrowly made it to a nearby Pokémon Center before the duo retrieved the injured Pokémon. When the Pokémon Center's power went out, Schwarz and Weiss broke in to get Braviary, but he already left with the help of N, Ash, and his friends.
Schwarz and Weiss then hid in some bushes, waiting for the right moment to strike. As soon as N came by with Braviary, the duo sent out their Seviper and Zangoose. They attacked N, leaving him injured. Ash, Iris and Cilan came to his aid and battled the duo. Schwarz and Weiss were tough but were beaten by Excadrill, Pikachu, and Braviary.
Weiss later reappeared in Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!, as part of the large group of Team Plasma Grunts that assaulted the White Ruins in order to acquire the Light Stone. He managed to catch Iris, Cilan, and Cedric Juniper together with two other Grunts and imprisoned them in steel rings to keep them under their control. He then witnessed how Team Plasma's leader Ghetsis summoned Reshiram. He was presumably arrested after Reshiram was freed from Team Plasma's control and Team Plasma was defeated.
Schwarz later reappeared in the next episode.
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|| Voice actor
|| Schwarz: 相馬幸人 Yukito Sōma|
Weiss: 越田直樹 Naoki Koshida
|| Schwarz: Ryan Stadler|
Weiss: Benjamin Becker
|| Schwarz: Ilkka Villi|
Weiss: Aku Laitinen
|| Schwarz: Radosław Popłonikowski|
Weiss: Artur Kaczmarski
| European Spanish
|| Schwarz: Antonio Domínguez|
Weiss: Fernando Cordero
- Schwarz and Weiss own two Pokémon who are usually enemies of each other, but appear as team members.
- Schwarz and Weiss's names are German for "black" and "white", respectively. This is a reference to Pokémon Black and White, the first pair of games that feature Team Plasma as the antagonists and the basis for the Best Wishes series.
- Their Pokémon also match their names, with the mostly-black Seviper belonging to Schwarz and the mostly-white Zangoose belonging to Weiss.
|| ネーロ Nero
|| Italian for black
| ビアンコ Bianco
|| Italian for white
|| From schwarz, German for black
|| From weiß, German for white