Hilda (game)

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トウコ Tōko
Black White Hilda.png
Art from Black and White
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Brown
Hometown Nuvema Town
Region Unova
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer, Player character
Generation V
Games Black, White
Manga counterpart(s) White

Hilda (Japanese: トウコ Tōko) is the female player character in Pokémon Black and White. Her male counterpart is Hilbert.

In the games

As the protagonist

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

As well as encountering and battling her childhood friends at various points during her journey, Hilda 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 Hilda will battle several times during the course of the game. Hilda will also battle Team Plasma at various stages of her journey. At the game's climax, Hilda is recognized as a hero by Reshiram or Zekrom, depending on the version.

As a non-playable character

If not chosen as the player (that is, the male character was chosen as the player), Hilda appears as the player's partner in the Battle Subway when choosing to ride the Multi-Train. Two of the following Pokémon are picked from the corresponding list, depending on what the player wants her to base her team on. If the player chooses "A balance between the two," Hilda's Pokémon are chosen from either list.

Battle Subway Pokémon

This is a list of all the Pokémon used in the Multi Train and Super Multi Train battles. Each Pokémon has a non-Hidden Ability that, along with gender, is randomly selected. These Pokémon will always have the maximum 31 individual values across every stat and the full 510 effort values evenly distributed among the noted stats (rounding down).

Offensive-based Pokémon

Defensive-based Pokémon


Victini-Liberty Garden Island.png Battle Subway artwork.png
Liberty Garden Island artwork with Victini and Hilbert Battle Subway artwork


Spr BW Hilda.png Spr BW Hilda 2.png Spr B2W2 Hilda.png Spr B2W2 Hilda 2.png BW Hilda Back.png
Sprite from
Black and White
Wonder Launcher sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Wonder Launcher sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Back sprite from
Black and White
HildaChallenge.png Hilda Xtransceiver.png Hilda intro.png Hildawalkdown.png
Challenge sprite from
Black and White
Xtransceiver sprite from
Black and White
Intro sprite from
Black and White
Overworld sprite from
Black and White


Hilda has a counterpart in the Pokémon Adventures manga named White, who 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 Tepig had with a female of its species.


  • Prior to the release of Black and White, pre-release media and most fans referred to Hilda as "White".
    • English demos of Black and White referred to Hilda as "Whitlea".
    • English pre-release screenshots referred to Hilda as "Shiro" (the Japanese word for White).
  • Hilda and Hilbert are the first player characters in the main series not to have preprogrammed names either by choice or in case one isn't specified.
  • In the June 2010 volume of CoroCoro Comics, it was stated that Hilda and Hilbert are older than previous player characters, but it is not known how much older they are.


Language Name Origin
Japanese トウコ Tōko From 闘 (fight).
English Hilda From the Germanic element hild, "battle." Also very similar to German word Held, "protagonist" or "hero".
French Ludvina Similar to Ludwig (Hilbert).
German Lotta Possibly from lotta. Italian for fight.
Italian Anita Similar to Athena.
Spanish Liza From liza, battle or battlefield.
Korean 투희 Tuhui From 鬪姬 tuhui, fighting maiden.

Core series: RedLeafEthanKrisLyraBrendanMayLucasDawn
Side series: WesMichael
Spin-off games: LunickSolanaKellynKateBenSummerMarkMint
HeroHeroineLucy FleetfootTodd SnapTim Goodman

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

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