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Revision as of 09:20, 23 May 2013

If you were looking for the character from Pokémon Heroes, see Bianca (movie).
ベル Bel
Black 2 White 2 Bianca.png
Art from Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
Age 10+BW
Gender Female
Eye color Green
Hair color Blonde
Hometown Nuvema Town
Region Unova
Relatives Unnamed father, unnamed mother
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer
Generation V
Games Black and White,
Black 2 and White 2
Game animation debut Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer
English voice actor Eileen Stevens
Japanese voice actor Ayana Taketatsu
Anime counterpart Bianca
Counterpart debut Minccino-Neat and Tidy!
Manga counterpart(s) Bianca

Bianca (Japanese: ベル Bel) is a Pokémon Trainer from the Unova region.

She is a rival character in Pokémon Black and White and an Assistant Pokémon Professor to Professor Juniper in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.

In the games


Pokémon Black and White

Like the player, Bianca lives in the starting town of Nuvema Town, and is also a childhood friend of the player (and soon-to-be-rival). She is described as being 'flighty' by Professor Juniper and Cheren; though she also has a strong side, as shown when she embarks on a Pokémon journey despite her father's strong opposition. This is emphasized in Nimbasa City, where her father disallows her to become a Pokémon Trainer. With the help of Nimbasa City Gym Leader Elesa, Bianca convinces her father to let her follow her dream.

In keeping with the theme of truth and ideals often seen in Black and White, Bianca represents those who pursue truth—this is highlighted when N comments that Bianca had to face the truth that not everyone can become stronger. She often admits that she is not a strong Trainer compared to the player and Cheren; and thinks about what she can do in life (whereas Cheren is seen to ponder about what he should do). Later in the game, she decides to research and learn more about Pokémon with Juniper.

Like the player and Cheren, Bianca receives a starter Pokémon as a gift from Professor Juniper at the start of the game; she chooses the Pokémon with a type disadvantage to the player's starter Pokémon. The player encounters Bianca on several occasions, where she often challenges the player to a battle.

After the player has defeated Alder, she will be around to battle them on weekends in Nuvema Town.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

In Black 2 and White 2, Bianca appears as Professor Juniper's assistant, giving the player his or her starter Pokémon. She, after not seeing him for two years, will also be reunited with Cheren in Aspertia City.

She appears sometimes in the game, generally running errands for Professor Juniper, such as looking for Tynamo in Chargestone Cave.

She can be called on the Xtransceiver to figure out the player's current Friendship level with Pokémon in his or her party. After the player has defeated the Champion, she can also figure out whether a Pokémon in the player's party has reached its effective cap in effort values for any stat (252), or overall (510).


Pokémon Black and White

For all of Bianca's teams in Pokémon Black and White, see here

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:

Tepig If the player chose Tepig:

Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Caught in tutorial
Spr 5b2 509.png
Limber or Unburden
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Purrloin/ Lv.2
Normal Status
Gives to new Trainers

In Black 2 and White 2, Bianca delivers these starter Pokémon to the player on the behalf of Professor Juniper.

Spr 5b2 495.png
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Snivy/ Lv.5
Normal Physical
Normal Status
Spr 5b2 498.png
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Tepig/ Lv.5
Normal Physical
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Spr 5b2 501.png
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Oshawott/ Lv.5
Normal Physical
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Tag partner

Pokémon World Tournament

Bianca uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles, and all six in Triple Battles.

Driftveil Tournament

Unova Leaders Tournament

World Leaders Tournament

Memory Link (one time only)

Snivy If the player chose SnivyBW:

Tepig If the player chose TepigBW:

Oshawott If the player chose OshawottBW:


Pokémon Black and White

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Quotes outside of battles.

At Nuvema Town

  • Before choosing starter Pokemon
"Am I a little late again? Sooo-ooo-ry!"
"I know. Sorry, <player>. Sorry, Cheren.
  • After choosing starter Pokemon
"Don't be a worrywort. These little ones are weak, like you said."
  • After first move
"Eek! Ouch! I won't let you get away with that!"
  • After defeat
"The Pokémon on both sides did their best!"
  • After she loses
"Wow! <player>, you're gonna be an awesome Trainer someday, I can tell! No doubt!"
  • After she wins
"Wha... I got so absorbed in having my Pokémon use moves, I won before even realizing..."

At Route 2

  • When encountered
"Hey, listen! Let's have a Pokemon battle!"
"Pleeease? The Pokemon I caught have become a little stronger!"
  • After first move
"B-both my Pokémon and I are gonna give it our all!"
  • Sending out last Pokémon
"OK! This little one is up next!"
  • Last Pokémon low on health
"Uh-oh... Am I in trouble?!"
  • After defeat:
"Aww... I couldn't win!"

At Castelia Gate

  • When encountered
"You remember the promise you made on the Xtransceiver, right?"
"But, before that..."
"I'm the new and improved version of me! It's gonna go great this time!"
  • After first move
"My Pokémon and me! We trained and got tough!"
  • Last Pokémon low on health
"Ooohhh... Am I in trouble?"
  • After defeat
"I trained with Iris... But I still couldn't win..."

At Route 6

  • After first move
"My Pokémon can take that! I'm sure! Well, probably..."
  • Last Pokémon low on health:
"Ummm... This is kinda bad, right?"
  • After defeat:
"Aww. I lost."

At Route 8

  • After first move
"Oh! So, you chose that move!"
  • Last Pokémon low on health
"Every time I watch my Pokémon battle, it ends like this..."
  • After defeat:
"The Pokémon on both sides tried sooo hard, didn't they?"

At Nuvema Town (post-game)

  • After first move
"I see... You choose that move?!"
  • Sending out last Pokémon
"S-s-still... That's fine. We're just fine!"
  • Last Pokémon low on health
"Wh...at a time like this, I am supposed to do...what?"
  • Upon defeat
"Thank you for having a battle with me! I definitely learned something!"

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

At Aspertia City

  • Upon meeting the player
"It's sooo pretty! Hey there! Don't you agree? Oh! My name is Bianca! I'm the assisstant of the Pokémon Professor--Professor Juniper. By the way, I'm looking for someone. Do you know a person called <player>?" (regardless of the answer) "Oh, wait! You're <player>! Wooow! You're ex-act-ly like what I heard! Nice to meet you! I have a really important request to ask you! Will you help us complete the Pokédex?"
No: "N-no way... I-I must have misheard you. Right? This is a very important request. Will you please help us complete the Pokédex?"
Yes: "Oh, wow! Thanks! Your support will help Professor Juniper's research move forward! Anyway, filling up the Pokédex is totally fun!"
"OK, then! Ta-daaa! In here is the Pokémon that will be your partner!"
  • After the player has chosen their starter
"Oh, wow! You and Snivy/Tepig/Oshawott are a perfect match! By the way, would you like to give a nickname to the Pokémon you chose?"
No: "Oh, OK, gotcha. You're not going to give it a nickname."
Yes: (after the nickname is given) "<Starter's nickname>! Is that the nickname you want?"
No: (lets the player to rename the Pokémon before repeating the question)
Yes: "<Starter's nickname>! That is such a great name!"
"Now you've got your Pokémon, so I'll give you this, too--a Pokédex! You want to know what it does? The Pokédex is a high-tech device that automatically records the Pokémon you encounter! So Professor Juniper wants you to carry this Pokédex, visit a lot of places, and meet all the Pokémon in the Unova region!"
"It's a Pokédex!"
"Um...who are you again?"
"Well, OK! I don't really get it, but going on a journey is always good! Anyway, I just happen to have another Pokédex on me! It looks like Pokémon distribution has really changed compared to two years ago, so the more, the merrier!"
  • After the battle between the player and Hugh
"The Pokémon on both sides did their best! But this little one is still weak, so battle with it and make it stronger! All righty, let's go make your Pokémon better at the Pokémon Center! It's like the best place ever for Pokémon who battle and get hurt!"
"The Pokémon Center is the same no matter where you are! Let's go inside!" (entering the Center) "OK! I'll show you around the Pokémon Center!" (taking the player to meet the Nurse) "The Pokémon Center heals the Pokémon for free! You should bring your Pokémon here anytime they get weak." (after the player's Pokémon is healed) "Next, I'll explain the PC!" (taking the player to the PC) "This square thing is a PC! Any Trainer is free to use it! You can deposit Pokémon in it. Also, you can withdraw Pokémon from it! The next thing is over here!" (taking the player to the Poké Mart) "This is the Poké Mart! Here you can buy and sell many different items! The Poké Balls you use to capture Pokémon can also be bought at the Poké Mart! Here, <player>! I'll give you some Poké Balls!" (after giving the Poké Balls) "Next up! I'll show you how to use those Poké Balls! Follow me!"
  • After Hugh's sister has given the player the Town Map
"Why are there two Town Maps?"
"Aww, you guys! Just watching this makes me happy! C'mon, we're headed for Route 19! I'll teach you how to catch Pokémon!"
"Heeey! How was it? How did your Pokémon battle with the Gym Leader go? Oh! If it isn't the Basic Badge! Wow! Amazing! And you just set off on your journey with your Pokémon! You definitely have potential as a Trainer! I'm sure of it! This is from me! It's the TM for the move Return."
"When a Pokémon knows Return, the more it gets along with the Trainer, the more powerful the move is!"
"Still, that Cheren..."
"Oh wow!"
"Wh-What's up?"
"M-me, too!"
"I registered Professor Juniper for you, too!"

At Route 19

  • Before the tutorial
"Heeey! This way! This kinda reminds me of that day on Route 1. OK, here's how it works. The Pokédex's pages fill up automatically when you meet Pokémon! And when you catch a Pokémon, more detailed information on it is added to the Pokédex! Here, I'll show you how to capture a Pokémon! Starting...NOW!"
  • During the tutorial
"You just have to use a Poké Ball after lowering its HP!"
  • After the tutorial
"What a relief! I caught a Pokémon! Oh! Um... Right. I'll go over the important stuff. First, go find a healthy Pokémon to catch! You need to remember this next bit! It's better to lower the Pokémon's HP before you try to catch it. Use your Pokémon's moves to lower the HP of the Pokémon you want to catch. Making it fall asleep of paralyzing it will make it even easier to catch! You're going to deliver the Town Map to your friend, right? Continue straight this way to get to Floccesy Town! Bye now! Meet lots of Pokémon and catch a lot of them, OK?"
"Hi, Professor Juniper! It's really interesting over here! There are sooo many Pokémon we couldn't prove were here two years ago!"
"It'll be fine! Cheren's a new Gym Leader, I'm an Assistant Pokémon Professor, and <player> is a new Trainer, but we always have Pokémon by our sides!"
  • After the conversation
"Hey, <player>! Isn't Professor Juniper cool? If you talk to her on the Xtransceiver, she'll evaluate the completeness of your Pokédex or tell you a lot about how Pokémon evolve! And you can call us, too, of course! I'll tell you how well you and your Pokémon are getting along, OK?!"
"Being a Gym Leader is even harder than I imagines."
"The next thing is to make is so you can use the C-Gear. The C-Gear is a cool device for communications, such as Infrared Connection or Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection."
  • Activating the C-Gear
"Check this! The C-Gear was activated, and that screen showed up! If you touch the "?" icon in the bottom-right corner of the C-Gear screen, you can read about the C-Gear. Like, what are you going to do now? You know, there's another Pokémon Gym in Virbank City, which is just past Floccesy Town."

At Floccesy Town

  • If the player attempts to go to Route 20
"I'm sorry! I forgot to upgrade the Pokédex that I gave you! I'm going to add the Habitat List! It's an amazing feature! I'm just going to borrow your Pokédex for a second!"
"With the Habitat List, you can check which Pokémon are in the area! It's a mode in the Pokédex! To use it, open up the Pokédex and tap the Habitat List button on the lower left of the Touch Screen! Next, pick the area you want to see! You can see all the Pokémon that live in that area. It even tells you which ones you've already caught! Would you like to hear my explanation again?"
No: "I have a tip for you! When you're walking down a path, you'll sometimes see rustling grass! If you go to that spot... Well, I'll let the rest be a surprise! Filling up the Pokédex will make your world bigger! So go to many different places and meet many different Pokémon, OK? See you!"

In Reversal Mountain

  • Upon meeting up with the player
"Heeey! <Player>! Um, you know what? There's something I want to investigate here in Reversal Mountain. But the wild Pokémon here are really tough, and I'm having trouble with them! Could you come with me? Please? Oh! Don't worry! I'll take care of healing your Pokémon, OK? Ready? Let's go!"
  • Arriving at the exit
Oh! Undella Town is right through here! I want to keep looking around a little bit. What do you want to do? Should we say bye for now?
No: "Well, then. Let's go look around a little more!"
Yes: "I want to do a little more research about Heatran anyway! Thank you for coming with me! Be careful on the rest of your journey!"

At Nuvema Town (Memory Link)

"I have fond memories of this place... One day... <player's name in B/W>, Cheren, and I all gathered right here and took the first step of our adventure. It's a very special spot."
"Hey, <player>! Let's take our first step on Route 1 together! One, two!"
"Ha ha! That's what I said. Hey, while we're here, have a Pokémon battle with me! Talking about <player's name in B/W> put me in the mood for a Pokémon battle!"
  • During battle (the first non-KO HP loss)
"S-s-still... That's fine. We're just fine!"
  • Last Pokémon low on health
"Uh...at a time like this, I am supposed to do...what?"
  • Being defeated
"Thank you for having a battle with me! It was a lot of fun!"
  • After being defeated
"Tee-hee! You're so tough! You're just like <player's name in B/W>! OK! I just have to remember what I felt like back then and work hard, too! Thanks! See you!"

Pokémon World Tournament

  • Before battle (first round)
"A Pokémon battle with you! I feel really excited!"
  • Before battle (second round)
"When I delivered the Pokémon to you in Aspertia City, I never would've imagined then I'd be battling with you here! That's right! Pokémon bring us together like this, don't they?! Isn't it a-MAZ-ing?"
  • Before battle (final round)
"Know what? When I traveled the Unova region, so many things happened to me, but I'm so glad I went on that journey! I met a lot of Pokémon and found what I really wanted to do... It's hard to put into words, but I want to express this feeling through my Pokémon."
  • Being defeated
"Phew! You're really a strong Trainer, that's for sure!"
  • If the player is defeated
"The Pokémon on both sides tried sooo hard, didn't they?"
  • After being defeated
"Thank you for being my opponent! Yep! I learned a lot! Know what? Recently, I've been thinking Pokémon stay by our sides to bring people together... I'm thinking of researching that!"
  • After winning
"I love your style of Pokémon battling! Somehow, your Pokémon look like they're having so much fun!"
  • In the lobby, after the tournament
"Even if it's just little by little, I'm learning about Pokémon. I'm thinking about how to bring out the best from everyone, but I still have a ways to go. Oh, I almost forgot! Congratulations on your victory!"


Black White Bianca.png
Official artwork from
Black and White


Spr BW Bianca.png VSBianca.png Bianca Xtransceiver.png Bianca BW OD.png
Bianca's Trainer sprite from
Black and White
Bianca's VS sprite from
Black and White
Bianca's Xtransceiver sprite from
Black and White
Bianca's overworld sprite from
Black and White
Spr B2W2 Bianca.png B2W2 Bianca Back.png Bianca Xtransceiver 2.png Bianca OD.png
Bianca's Trainer sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Bianca's back sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Bianca's Xtransceiver sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Bianca's overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2

In the anime

Main article: Bianca (anime)
Bianca in the anime

Bianca appears as a recurring character in the Pokémon anime. She is a friendly rival of Ash and occasional traveling companion. She is clumsy and hasty, but genuinely goodhearted and cares deeply for her Pokémon and the friends she makes on her journey. Her dad did not allow her to travel for some time, causing her to be slightly inexperienced for her age, but she doesn't take the opportunity for granted. She occasionally runs errands for Professor Juniper, one of which was bringing Ash his Badge case.

In the manga

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In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Bianca (Adventures)

Bianca appears as a supporting character in Pokémon Adventures.

In the Be a Master!! Pokémon BW manga

Bianca is a friend of both Monta and Cheren. Although not much is known about her, she is not as knowledgeable as Cheren. Her starter Pokémon was Oshawott at a type disadvantage to Monta's Snivy. She first appeared with Cheren, and after Cheren's lecture telling Monta his is inexperienced, Bianca says he said too much. She then watches Monta and Cheren battle the Bōsōzoku King.


Bianca's Samurott
Oshawott → Dewott → Samurott
Main article: Bianca's Oshawott

Bianca's Oshawott was briefly seen in a flashback of the trio receiving their starter Pokémon and next to her whilst watching Monta and Cheren's battle. It was revealed to have evolved into a Samurott way later.

Debut PBW1

In the Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends manga

Bianca is a friend of both Touya and Cheren.


Bianca's Pignite
Tepig → Pignite
Main article: Bianca's Pignite

Pignite was Bianca's first Pokémon that she owned when it was a Tepig. Tepig evolved prior to the time a little girl's Minccino was taken by Team Plasma.

Debut Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Bianca makes a brief appearance in the very first chapter of Pocket Monsters BW where she along with Black and Cheren go to Professor Juniper's lab to get their first Pokémon.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Bianca or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Bianca Su Emerging Powers Uncommon 90/98 Virizion Strength Deck   014/014
      Terrakion Strength Deck   014/014
      Cobalion Strength Deck   014/014
      Battle Theme Deck: Victini   021/021
      BW-P Promotional cards   098/BW-P
      Battle Gift Set: Thundurus vs Tornadus   020/020
Boundaries Crossed SuperRare Holo 147/149 Cold Flare SuperRare Holo 063/059
      Master Deck Build Box EX   043/046


  • Bianca, Cheren, and N are the only Trainers in Pokémon Black and White with animated battle sprites.
  • When Black and White were first released, Bianca was widely misreported to be the Champion of the Pokémon League.
  • Bianca is the only rival who chooses the starter Pokémon with a type disadvantage to the player's starter Pokémon.
  • In the games, Bianca is the only person to give the player their starter Pokémon other than the regional professor.
  • Bianca participates in Unova and World Leaders tournaments, despite not being a Gym Leader.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ベル Bel From the Slavic prefix bel-, white. Also Celtic god of light. Another possibility is "Belle", French for beautiful.
English, French Bianca Means "white" in Italian.
German Bell Same as Japanese name.
Italian Belle Same as Japanese name.
Spanish Bel Same as Japanese name.
Korean Bel Same as Japanese name.
Chinese (Mandarin) 白露 Báilù Transliteration of her Japanese name. Also translates to white dew.

Rival characters

Capture tutors
Old manPrimoDudeEthan/LyraWallyLucas/DawnProfessor JuniperBiancaCalem/SerenaProfessor Kukui

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

PM GreenBlueYellowGoldSilver
Professor OakBill
BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaSabrinaKogaBlaineGiovanniLoreleiBrunoAgathaLance
Professor ElmEarlClefairy RangersKurtDJ MaryChairmanKiyo
PMRS RubySapphireRedBlue
Professor BirchMr. StoneMr. BrineyMaxieTetsuyaRydelRydel's rival
Dr. TakedaScott
PMDP DiaKazuki
Professor RowanMarsLookerCharon
Dai FugōOkane Daisukī
PMBW BlackBiancaCheren
Professor JuniperNCedric JuniperGhetsis
PMXY ShaunaProfessor Sycamore

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