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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, "Poor Bianca has faced the sad 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).


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


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
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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

At Nuvema Town

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
" a time like this, I am supposed to do...what?"
  • Upon defeat
"Thank you for having a battle with me! I definitely learned something!"

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
      Cold Flare SuperRare Holo 063/059


  • 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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