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トウコ Touko
Art from Black and White
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Brown
Hometown Kanoko Town
Region Isshu
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer, Player character
Generation V
Games Black, White

(Japanese: トウコ Touko) is the female player character in Pokémon Black and White. She is the female counterpart to Touya.

In the games

Touko is a girl who lives in Kanoko Town, as do her childhood friends, Cheren and Bel. If chosen as the player, she will receive a starter Pokémon and a Pokédex from Professor Araragi. After setting off on her Pokémon journey at the same time as Cheren and Bel, Touko will at some point be asked by Makomo to do some sort of quest; in return for its completion, Touko will receive a C-Gear.

As well as encountering and battling her childhood friends at various points during her journey, Touko will also meet a man known as N, who wishes to create separate worlds for humans and Pokémon. In order to achieve his goals, he and Touko will battle several times during the course of the game. Touko will also battle Team Plasma at various stages of her journey.

If not chosen as the player (that is, the male character was chosen as the player), she appears as the player's partner in the Battle Subway when choosing to ride the Multi-Train.


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Sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black and White
Challenge sprite from
Black and White
Overworld sprite from
Black and White


Touko has a counterpart in the Pokémon Adventures manga named White, who has recently debuted in the Black & White chapter. She owns a company called the BW Agency, and gets the idea to hire Black upon seeing the bond the latter's Pokabu had with a female of its species.


  • Before the advent of Touko's official name, she was known by the fan-made name White.

Name origin

The origin of her name is speculated to be a combination of the word "tou" (透, meaning transparent and with the implication of being untainted) and the female name suffix "ko" (子).

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