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サイトウ Saitō
"The Galar karate prodigy!"
Sword Shield Bea.png
Artwork from Sword and Shield
Gender Female
Eye color Gray
Hair color Gray
Hometown Stow-on-Side
Region Galar
Relatives Unnamed parents
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation VIII
Games Sword
Leader of Stow-on-Side Stadium
Badge Fighting Badge
Specializes in Fighting types
Game animation debut Letter
English voice actor Laura Stahl
Japanese voice actor Eri Kitamura
Anime debut JN034
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor Yōko Hikasa

Bea (Japanese: サイトウ Saitō) is the Gym Leader of Stow-on-Side's Gym, known officially as Stow-on-Side Stadium. She specializes in Fighting-type Pokémon. She gives the Fighting Badge to Trainers who defeat her. In Pokémon Shield, Allister takes her place as Stow-on-Side's Gym Leader instead.

In the games

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Bea is the fourth Gym Leader Galar Trainers face in their Gym Challenge in Pokémon Sword. Bea is the known as the Galar karate prodigy, having inherit the century-old traditions and techniques from her parents.[1] She is also an expert on Fighting-type. As a result of special attention and strict training from her parents, she trained very hard with her Pokémon at a very young age. As a result she developed a stoic personality even during dire situations with Pokémon battles. She tries her best to go all out even with the possibility of defeat. Many believe she has lost the ability to smile along with lacking emotions, but she doesn't want to show any weakness. She occasionally show her true feelings to her partners Pokémon while battling and does smile but rarely. She also has a secret love of various sweets. However, she has a hard time enjoying them in secret due to the attention from her fans.

League Cards

This is a transcript of the back of Bea's League Cards in Pokémon Sword.

Normal League Card
"Given special attention from her parents, Bea trained hard with her partner Pokémon since a very young age. This has honed her judgment skills, and she is able to remain calm and collected even when facing dire situations in battle. This leads many to think she lacks emotion, but the truth seems to be that she doesn't want to show weakness. She is sometimes known to show her true feelings to her partner Pokémon during battles. She is secretly a huge fan of various sweets, and this has recently been found out by her fans. The additional attention has made enjoying sweets a little difficult."
Rare League Card
"In order to become strong, one must face opponents who are stronger than oneself. Even if defeat seems inevitable, Bea will still go all out and try to at least draw. It's possible that the strict (one might even say too strict) training from her stern parents has left a burden on young Bea, taking away her smile. So, who has seen Bea smile? Her family? Her Pokémon? Or maybe someone else entirely..."


Bea keeps her Pokémon in Ultra Balls.

Pokémon Sword

Stow-on-Side Stadium

Champion Cup Finals

Champion tournament


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Stow-on-Side Stadium
"Welcome, Gym Challenger. I’m Bea."
"Do you have an unshakable spirit that won’t be moved, no matter how you are attacked? I think I’ll just test that out, shall I?"
  • Upon sending out final Pokémon
"It’s time to dig in our heels! I’m not giving up, so neither should you!"
"Argh! Fine then, let’s just destroy everything! Your skill is worthy of respect—and Gigantamaxing!"
"G-Max Chi Strike! I’ll use karate along with my Pokémon’s move!"
  • Upon being defeated
"I felt the fighting spirit of your Pokémon as you led it/them in battle."
  • After being defeated
"Thank you for the battle."
"Phew... Facing you gave me all the explanation I needed."
"Battling against you and your team... I hadn’t expected it, but it made my heart dance. It’s good to be unshakable in the face of battle. But it’s good to be moved by battle, as well."
"Thank you again. Take the Fighting Badge."
"I hope that you’ll meet many more Trainers and have many more matches in the future. And I hope that every one of those encounters will nourish your spirit."
Stow-on-Side Stadium return
"You all! Did you come to lend us a hand?"
"We just finished getting everyone to safety, so I was about to challenge the Dynamax Pokémon..."
"I give you my most heartfelt thanks!"
"We got several opponents, so we may as well take one each."
"I'll be counting on you all!"
"Here we go!"
  • Upon defeating the Dynamax Pokémon
"I can't thank you all enough."
"With your help, the Dynamax Pokémon have all been returned to normal."
"I'll keep them safe here in the stadium, so no need to worry."
"[player]. Next time, I'll be the one who saves you in your hour of need. Give me a call if you're ever in a rough spot."
  • After receiving her rare league card
"If there are other places that need a Champion's help, please go look after them."
"I'll protect the peace of Stow-on-Side Stadium with all my might."
Wyndon Stadium
  • Upon facing her
"I promise you, my attacks will shake your very soul this time."
"May the best trainer win."
  • Upon sending out her first Pokémon
"You might have one win on me, but this is where I show you what I can really do when I'm serious!"
  • Upon sending out final Pokémon
"It’s time to dig in our heels! I’m not giving up, so neither should you!"
"Argh! Fine then, let’s just destroy everything! Its time for an honorable Gigantamax!"
  • Upon being defeated
"Your strength nearly made me want to turn and run in my bare feet!"
  • After being defeated
"Thank you for a wonderful match."
"I really enjoyed battling you and your team..."
"I'm upset that I lost, but I also feel so satisfied and so refreshed."
"In a way, I guess you could say it was the best sort of match anyone could ever hope for."
"I hope that you'll meet many more trainers and have many more matches in the future."
"And I hope that every one of those encounters will nourish your spirit."
Wyndon Stadium Finals
"Focusing too much on winning can cause one to make mistakes. I will face you with a clear head!"
  • Upon being defeated
"Your Pokémon... they're so strong, they're practically dizzying!"
  • After being defeated
"I want to achieve so many different things during battles. It's hard to decide sometimes... I still have much to learn."
The Isle of Armor
  • First Encounter
"Oh, [player]! Here for some secret training?"
"Becoming champion hasn't stopped you putting in the effort, I see."
"I'll have to stay just as motivated with Machamp and the rest of my team."
Workout Sea
"I find swimming can be very effective when I want to build strength."
"That means Nessa must be getting quite a lot of training in every day!"
Forest of Focus
  • Clear weather

Bea may say one of the following quotes:

"It feels to me like training in harsher weather is more effective on mild days like this."
"On the other hand, at least my bare feet get less muddy when it's nice and clear."
"You never quite know when an Emolga might swoop down..."
"Its difficult to plan your encounter for such an unpredictable Pokémon."
  • Cloudy weather
"When my thoughts get as murky and gloomy as the sky is right now, sparring with Machamp clears the clouds straight from my mind."
  • Rainy weather
"No matter how hard the rain pummels you, you've got to keep swinging those fists!"
"You must believe that every punch drives you one step closer to victory!"
Potbottom Desert

Bea may say one of the following quotes:

"Doesn't the layout of this area remind you of a pitch surrounded by spectators' seats?"
"It's helpful for realizing a real battle scenario."
"This sandstorm is nothing to me. It's about as scary as the attack Splash!"
"Now that I'm trying to pick a fight with Nessa..."


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Artwork of Bea
from Pokémon: Twilight Wings
Artwork of Bea, Machop, Machoke, and Machamp
by Yojiro Arai from Pokémon: Twilight Wings

League Cards

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Bea's League Card in
Bea's rare League Card in

In the anime

Bea in the anime

In the main series

Bea will make her main series debut in JN034.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 日笠陽子 Yōko Hikasa

In Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Bea briefly debuted in Letter, where she battled Leon in a Pokémon League tournament and lost, this specific battle is the starting point for several events shown in the series. She was later seen on a mountain with a Rhydon.

In Training, Bea was revealed to have traveled to the Wild Area to train after her loss to Leon. She and her Pokémon eventually got trapped in a cave while taking shelter from rain, but they later managed to find another exit.

In Buddy, Hop watched her match with Leon on television. In Sky, she gave her thoughts about Leon in an interview.


Bea has a strong personality, and she hates losing. She is also willing to drive herself to the extreme to improve herself and her Pokémon, but isn't above admitting she went too far if that happens. She also has a soft spot for sweets.


Bea keeps all of her Pokémon in Ultra Balls.

Bea's Machamp
Machamp is Bea's first known Pokémon. It was used in her battle in a Pokémon League tournament against Leon, but lost. It later trained alongside her and her other Pokémon in the Wild Area.

It reappeared in Buddy, where it was seen on television.

None of Machamp's moves are known.

Debut Letter
Voice actors
Japanese Masaaki Ihara (TW01)
Tsuguo Mogami (TW02)
Bea's Machop
Machop is Bea's second known Pokémon. It was seen training with her and her other Pokémon in the Wild Area. It is very caring towards her, such as when it handed out a chocolate bar to her when she was feeling down.

None of Machop's moves are known.

Debut Training
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Laura Post
Bea's Machoke
Machoke is Bea's third known Pokémon. It was seen training with her and her other Pokémon in the Wild Area.

None of Machoke's moves are known.

Debut Training
Voice actors
Japanese Tsuguo Mogami
Bea's Sirfetch'd
Sirfetch'd is seen at Bea's side during an interview at her dojo.

None of Sirfetch'd's moves are known.

Debut Sky

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 喜多村英梨 Eri Kitamura
English Laura Stahl
Korean 박리나 Park Rina


  • Bea's uniform number is "193", which can be read in Japanese as goroawase for 戦 ikusa, meaning "fight".


Language Name Origin
Japanese サイトウ Saitō From 菜豆 saitō (kidney bean) and 闘 (fight)
English Bea From bean and beat
German Saida Similar to her Japanese name
Spanish Judith From judía (bean) and judo
French Faïza From Phaseolus vulgaris (kidney bean) and fight
Italian Fabia From Fabaceae (bean family)
Korean 채두 Chaedu From 채두 (菜豆) chaedu (kidney bean) and possibly 투 (鬪) tu (fight)
Chinese (Mandarin) 彩豆 Cǎidòu From 菜豆 càidòu (kidney bean) and 鬥 / 斗 dòu (fight)
Chinese (Cantonese) 彩豆 Chóidáu From 菜豆 choidáu (kidney bean) and 鬥 dau (fight)
Brazilian Portuguese Bia From her English name and possibly from briga (fight)
Russian Би Bi Transcription of her English name


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