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ぶぶ Bubu
Poké Ball
White Gigi.png
Debuts in VS Galvantula
Caught at Unknown
Gender Female
Ability Blaze
Current location With BW Agency
This Pokémon has not evolved.

Gigi (Japanese: ぶぶ Bubu) is a Pokémon actress employed by White in the Pokémon Adventures manga. She was one of the many Pokémon employed in the BW Agency but defected to join N in his cause. Eventually, she decided to come back after realizing her dream of wanting to continue in show business.


One year prior to the start of the Black & White chapter, it was revealed that Gigi was the Tepig that was supposed to be given to new trainers, but ended up being liberated by N, and ran away. Gigi was later found alone by White in the pouring rain.

Gigi first appears as one of the Tepig White was supposed to bring to an Xtransceiver commercial shooting. Due to a mix-up, White accidentally only brings one Tepig instead of the two she was supposed to bring. After Black disrupts the shooting with his yelling, his male Tepig, Tep, notices Gigi in her Poké Ball and releases her. The two quickly befriend and start playing with one another.

Gigi going to N

White, realizing that since his male Tepig is the Pokémon that she is looking for, hires Black after he accidentally puts the company in debt after rescuing them from an attacking Galvantula. Due to her being an actress, Gigi is never seen in battle and is usually seen being protected by Tep, similar to how White is protected by Black.

In Nimbasa City, Gigi is seen performing in the Pokémon Musical that was invented and set up by White. Later, Gigi and White are confronted by N, who knocks and traps White into the Nimbasa Ferris wheel in order to talk to her. After confronting her about the problems with the musical, he has his Servine grab Gigi. Gigi manages to free herself by fighting back and N comes to the conclusion that White had been neglecting her true strengths in battle, a fact that Gigi agrees to.

When White decides that it is time to escape, she attempts to jump off the Ferris wheel and asks Gigi to do the same. Surprisingly, Gigi goes to N's side, shocking White who falls out of the car and onto the ground below. Gigi and N watch from the car as White lies on the ground, crying because of Gigi's betrayal.

Later, Gigi, along with N, arrives at Dragonspiral Tower. Gigi watches N as he muses over the location where Truth and Ideals meet. She was later used against Alder's Accelgor, whom she defeated with the help of Zorua's Illusions. Later, she was used with Zorua to face Black's Buoh, White's Amanda, and Cedric Juniper's Samurott. Together, the three Pokémon managed to defeat both Zorua and Gigi.

Sometime before Team Plasma attacked the Pokémon League, N released his entire team, including Gigi. N told Gigi that she was free to pursue whatever dream she desired. Gigi chose to stay in N's room, where she encountered White after she had been teleported there by Hood Man. Gigi reveals that she has chosen to return to acting in show business, which she shows by playing with N's toys. Although White considers Gigi N's Pokémon now, she offers to let her return to the BW Agency.

Personality and characteristics

Tep and Gigi

Gigi is an actress, and as such, does not battle. Instead, she, like White, relies on the help of others like Black and his Pokémon to help her when she is in trouble. However, unbeknownst to White, Gigi is actually a strong Pokémon that wants to battle but never gets the chance to because of her actress duties.

Gigi seems to get along with Black's Tep fairly easily as the two of them were almost never seen apart.

Moves used

Gigi Ember.png
Using Ember
Move First Used In
Ember Gigi's Choice
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Gigi, as an actress, has starred in several films and television series. A small list was shown in VS Timburr.

Films and Television titles

Holding the Moon Stone (Japanese: 月の石に抱かれて To hold a Moon Stone)

Sunny, Followed by Hailstorms (Japanese: 晴れのちアラレ Clear Skies, then Hail)

Surfing IV (Japanese: なみのりの果てにIV Surfing to the End IV)

Touring Unova with Tornadus (Japanese: 渡るイッシュウにトルネロス Across Isshu with Tornelos)

Calcium Man: The Movie (Japanese: 実写版「リゾチウマーα」 Live Action Version: "Lysozyme α" )


Language Name Origin
Japanese ぶぶ Bubu Derived from Pokabu.
English Gigi Derived from Tepig.
French Kikui Derived from Gruikui.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Tepig.

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