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サイトウ Saito
"The Galar karate prodigy!"
Sword Shield Bea.png
Artwork from Sword and Shield by take[1]
Age Unconfirmed[2]
Gender Female
Eye color Gray
Hair color Gray
Hometown Stow-on-Side
Region Galar
Relatives Unnamed parents
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation VIII, IX
Counterpart(s) Bea (Masters)
Games Sword, Masters EX
English voice actor Shara Kirby[3] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Eri Kitamura[4] (Masters EX)
Member of Galar League
Rank Gym Leader
Leader of Stow-on-Side Stadium
Badge Fighting Badge
Specializes in Fighting types
Anime series Pokémon the Series
Pokémon: Twilight Wings
Debut Solitary and Menacing! (Series)
Letter (Twilight Wings)
English voice actor Tiana Camacho (Series)
Laura Stahl (Twilight Wings)
Japanese voice actor Yōko Hikasa (Series)
Eri Kitamura (Twilight Wings)
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Debut Shocking!! Reunion in the Forest (Adventures)
Solitary and Menacing! (Journeys)

Bea (Japanese: サイトウ Saitō) is a martial artist who 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 core series games

Bea is the fourth Gym Leader Galarian Trainers face in their Gym Challenge in Pokémon Sword. Like most of the other Gym Leaders, she's initially introduced during the Gym Challenge opening ceremony at the Motostoke Stadium. She can later be encountered and battled at her Gym. She also serves as the player's second opponent in the Champion Cup Finals.

Bea is the known as the Galar karate prodigy, having inherited the centuries-old traditions and techniques from her parents.[5] She is also an expert on Fighting-type Pokémon. From a young age, Bea rigorously trained with her Pokémon under the watchful and strict eye of her parents. As a result, she developed a stoic personality that perseveres even during dire situations in Pokémon battles. She tries her best to go all out, even when defeat seems imminent. Many believe she has lost the ability to experience emotions, but truthfully, she doesn't want to show any weakness. In battle, though, Bea will sometimes reveal her true feelings to the partner Pokémon she knows and trusts. She also has a secret love of various sweets. However, she has a hard time enjoying them due to the attention from her fans.

After Bea's initial defeat, the player is awarded with the Fighting Badge, TM42 (Revenge), and the Fighting Uniform.

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

Galarian Star Tournament

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Bea (Masters)

Bea forms a sync pair with Sirfetch'd and Vanilluxe in Pokémon Masters EX. Bea became a playable sync pair on May 15, 2021.

Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role Base potential Availability
#126 VSBea Masters.png Bea #0865 MastersIcon0865.png Sirfetch'd
FightingIC Masters.png
PsychicIC Masters.png
Masters Physical Strike.png ★★★★★☆EX Sync Pair Scout
#126 VSBea Palentine 2022 Masters.png Palentine's 2022
#0584 MastersIcon0584.png Vanilluxe
IceIC Masters.png
RockIC Masters.png
Masters Support.png ★★★★★☆EX Seasonal Sync Pair Scout



Bea SwSh concept art.jpg Allister SwSh concept art.jpg
Concept art featuring Bea from Sword and Shield
Bea TCG Rubber Playmat Set.png
Artwork from Pokémon Trading Card Game


GST Bea icon.png
Icon from the
Galarian Star Tournament menu

League Cards

League Card Bea.png League Card Bea rare.png
Bea's League Card in
Bea's rare League Card in


Main article: Bea/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

Bea in the anime

Bea made her main series debut in Solitary and Menacing!. She first battled the Karate Master at the Fighting Dojo in Saffron City and won. Soon after, she was challenged to a World Coronation Series battle by Ash and had a two-on-two battle with him. She used her Hawlucha and Grapploct to battle Farfetch'd and Riolu and emerged victorious without losing a single Pokémon, causing her rank to go up.

Bea reappeared in a flashback in Making Battles in the Sand!.

Bea reappeared in Octo-Gridlock at the Gym!, where she was training at the Cianwood Gym with Chuck when she received a challenge to a rematch from Ash. Bea accepted, using her Hitmontop and Grapploct to battle Pikachu and Riolu. The battle ended with a draw.

A silhouette of Bea along with her Grapploct was revealed at the end of Thrash of the Titans!, revealing that she had advanced to the Ultra Class of the World Coronation Series.

She made a cameo appearance at the end of Ultra Exciting from the Shocking Start! while watching Ash’s World Coronation Series match against Volkner. During this appearance, she was revealed to possess a Dynamax Band.

In An Adventure of Mega Proportions!, Ash was informed that Bea would be his next Ultra Class opponent.

Bea reappeared in Battle Three With Bea!. She was shown training with her Pokémon in preparation of her third battle with Ash. After introducing each other to their Pokémon, Ash and Bea enjoyed some sweets with Korrina and Goh. The next day, the two began their battle, with Leon arriving to spectate and provide commentary. Her battle continued in the next episode, where she was defeated by Ash's Mega Lucario despite Gigantamaxing her Machamp, causing her rank to go down. Later that evening, Bea congratulated Ash on his victory, finally referring to him by his actual name.

Bea reappeared in The Winding Path to Greatness!, where she was seen leaving Stow-on-Side Stadium with Machamp as Ash, Goh, and Allister were arriving to try Gigantamaxing Gengar. The next day, she returned to the stadium in time to witness Ash successfully Gigantamax Gengar after it had eaten Max Soup. Impressed by the sight, Bea remarked to Allister that it was rare for him to be helping others.

In Toying With Your Motions!, Bea watched Ash's match against Leon alongside Korrina and Gurkinn.

In This Could be the Start of Something Big!, Bea was shown having a training battle against Hop, using Machamp to battle his Wooloo while Leon observed the match.


Bea has a strong personality, and she hates losing. Through the strict training she endured from a very young age, Bea has developed discipline and a strong work ethic in both karate and Pokémon battles. She is also willing to push herself to the extreme in the name of self-betterment and improvement and expects the same of her Pokémon, but isn't above admitting she went too far if necessary. She has a soft spot for sweets and, though concealing her emotions during matches, feels strongly about many things and is known to show a more open side to her partner Pokémon.


This listing is of Bea's known Pokémon in the anime:

On hand
Bea's Grapploct
Grapploct is Bea's first known Pokémon. It was first used in her battle against the Karate Master and won after defeating his Hitmonchan. Grapploct then was Bea's second Pokémon in her World Coronation Series battle against Ash, where it went up against his Riolu. Despite Riolu putting up a good fight, Grapploct won with relative ease.

In Octo-Gridlock at the Gym!, Grapploct battled Chuck's Poliwrath before Ash arrived to have a rematch against Bea. It was the second Pokémon Bea used after Hitmontop lost to Pikachu. Grapploct was able to defeat Pikachu before battling Riolu, with the match coming to a draw.

In Battle Three With Bea!, Grapploct was the first Pokémon Bea used in her second rematch with Ash. It first went up against Pikachu, who was soon switched out for Lucario after both sides inflicted damage on each other. After a while, Grapploct was recalled and replaced with Hawlucha. In A Battle of Mega Versus Max!, Grapploct was sent out to battle Pikachu, managing to defeat him before being defeated by Lucario.

Grapploct's known moves are Detect, Close Combat, Liquidation, and Octolock.

Debut Solitary and Menacing!
Voice actors
Japanese Noriaki Kanze
English James Weaver Clark
Bea's Hawlucha
Hawlucha is Bea's second known Pokémon. She used it in her World Coronation Series battle against Ash in Solitary and Menacing, where it went up against his Farfetch'd and won. Afterwards, Hawlucha was recalled for Grapploct.

In Battle Three With Bea!, Hawlucha was the second Pokémon Bea used in her second rematch with Ash. It fought against his Lucario, managing to inflict damage, but was soon switched out for Machamp. In A Battle of Mega Versus Max!, Hawlucha was sent out to battle against Sirfetch'd. Once again, it was able to defeat it, only to be beaten by Pikachu afterwards.

Hawlucha's known moves are Hone Claws, Karate Chop, Flying Press, High Jump Kick, Wing Attack, and Sky Attack.

Debut Solitary and Menacing!
Voice actors
Japanese Ryota Iwasaki
English H.D. Quinn
Bea's Hitmontop
Hitmontop is Bea's third known Pokémon. In Octo-Gridlock at the Gym!, Bea used him as the first Pokémon in her rematch against Ash, where he went up against Pikachu. Despite landing some damage, Hitmontop was eventually defeated.

In Battle Three With Bea!, Hitmontop was training alongside Bea's other Pokémon. During the encounter with Ash's Pokémon, Hitmontop ate some Poké Puffs alongside Ash's Dragonite and Gengar.

Hitmontop's known moves are Gyro Ball, Focus Energy, and Triple Kick.

Debut Solitary and Menacing!
Voice actors
Japanese Kei Shindō
Bea's Machamp

Bea's Gigantamax Machamp
Machamp Dynamax icon.png
Machamp first appeared in a flashback, along with Bea's other Pokémon. It is capable of Gigantamaxing.

In Battle Three With Bea!, Machamp was the third Pokémon Bea used in her second rematch with Ash, being sent out to battle his Lucario, quickly gaining the upper hand. In A Battle of Mega Versus Max!, Ash switched Lucario out for Sirfetch'd, whom Machamp battled for a while before being recalled. Later, Machamp was sent out to battle Lucario again. Bea Gigantamaxed Machamp in response to Ash using Mega Evolution. Lucario was able to survive Gigantamax Machamp's attacks until it reverted to normal, soon after which Machamp was defeated, making Ash the winner of the match.

In This Could be the Start of Something Big!, Machamp was used in Bea's training battle against Hop, where it went up against his Wooloo.

Machamp's known moves are Bullet Punch, Cross Chop, and Strength.
As a Gigantamax Machamp, it can use Max Steelspike, Max Strike, and G-Max Chi Strike.

Debut Solitary and Menacing!
Voice actors
Japanese Yasuhiro Mamiya
Bea's Pangoro
Pangoro first appeared along with Bea's other Pokémon in a flashback.

In Battle Three With Bea!, Pangoro appeared training alongside Bea. During the meeting with Ash, Goh, and Korrina's Pokémon, Pangoro had a brief quarrel with Korrina's Lucario.

None of Pangoro's moves are known.

Debut Solitary and Menacing!
Bea's Falinks
Falinks appeared while training along with Bea's other Pokémon.

None of Falinks's moves are known.

Debut Battle Three With Bea!
Bea's Fighting-type Pokémon
Fighting-type Pokémon
Bea owns many Fighting-type Pokémon. Among them, she has Throh, Tyrogue, Scraggy, Machop, Machoke, and Sawk.
Debut Solitary and Menacing!
Traveling with
Bea Rotom Phone.png
Rotom Phone


Pokémon competitions
World Coronation Series

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 日笠陽子 Yōko Hikasa
English Tiana Camacho
Finnish Hanna Mönkäre
European French Julie Dieu
Indonesian Jessy Milianty
Norwegian Malin Pettersen
Polish Jadwiga Gryn
Brazilian Portuguese Pamella Rodrigues
Spanish Latin America Alicia Vélez (JN034-JN039)
Alejandra Pilar (JN085-present)
Spain Blanca Arroyo

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.

In The Gathering of Stars, she was seen eating in a café with her Machop and two Lasses after receiving an invitation letter for the Galarian Star Tournament. She was later seen at Wyndon Stadium, walking out onto the field for the tournament's opening ceremony.


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 to his Charizard. 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.

Machop appears again in The Gathering of Stars.

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, though it was fairly fatigued every time they train.

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


Pokémon competitions

Voice actors

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


Bea TW concept art.png Bea TW.png Bea TW02 artwork.png
Bea's concept art from Pokémon: Twilight Wings[6] Artwork of Bea
from Pokémon: Twilight Wings
Artwork of Bea, Machop, Machoke, and Machamp
by Yojiro Arai from Pokémon: Twilight Wings


Bea briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Bea debuted in Shocking!! Reunion in the Forest. Unlike the games, she and Allister alternate on who runs the Stow-on-Side Stadium as its Gym Leader. She was first heard talking to Melony over the phone about Bede's forced withdrawal from the Gym Challenge.

In Chomp!! It's Dracovish, it was revealed that Bea had battled Marnie and lost to her, despite the type advantage her Pokémon had against Marnie's Morpeko.

In Rumble!! The Horrific Darkest Day, the Gym Leaders gathered at Rose Tower to find out if Rose intended on bringing harm to Galar. While Oleana kept the Gym Leaders busy, Henry, Casey, Bede, Hop, and Marnie went up to meet Rose, only to discover he was elsewhere. Rose appeared on a video screen and announced his plan to restart the Darkest Day and ensure the safety of Galar's future. Power Spot lights began appearing all over the region, causing Pokémon to start Dynamaxing at random. Bea traveled to the Hammerlocke Energy Plant with the others, but decided to head back to Stow-on-Side with Allister to help deal with the rampaging Dynamax Pokémon.

In PASS29, Macro Cosmos employees were dispatched to deal with the Dynamax Pokémon, allowing Bea's group to provide backup for the others against Eternatus. By the time they arrived, Bea's group found Eternatus had fled, leaving those who battled it unconscious and covered in poison. The injured were taken to a hospital to recover.


Bea's Grapploct
Grapploct is Bea's first known Pokémon. It was first seen in Casey's fantasy when she talked to Allister about Stow-on-Side's Gym Leaders.

None of Grapploct's moves are known.

Debut Shocking!! Reunion in the Forest
Bea's Hitmontop
Hitmontop is Bea's second known Pokémon. He was first seen in Marnie's fantasy when she recalled her Gym battle against Bea.

None of Hitmontop's moves are known.

Debut Chomp!! It's Dracovish
Bea's Machamp

Bea's Gigantamax Machamp
Machamp Dynamax icon.png
Machamp is Bea's third known Pokémon. It was first used to battle Oleana's Gigantamax Garbodor at Rose Tower.

None of Machamp's moves are known.

Debut Rumble!! The Horrific Darkest Day

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Bea in Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Bea appeared in Solitary and Menacing!, where she battled and defeated Ash in a World Coronation Series match.


Bea Hawlucha JNM.png
Bea Grapploct JNM.png

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Bea or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Bea's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Hitmontop Fighting Vivid Voltage Uncommon 088/185 Amazing Volt Tackle C 058/100
Falinks Fighting Astral Radiance TGH TG07/TG30 VMAX Climax CHR 204/184
Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Bea Su Vivid Voltage Uncommon 147/185 Amazing Volt Tackle U 093/100
Vivid Voltage Rare Ultra 180/185 Amazing Volt Tackle SR 109/100
Vivid Voltage Rare Rainbow 193/185 Amazing Volt Tackle HR 116/100
Astral Radiance TGU TG25/TG30 VMAX Climax SR 261/184
Crown Zenith Rare Holo 123/159 S-P Promotional cards   229/S-P


Icon of Macro Cosmos Construction, Bea's sponsor
  • Bea was designed by take.[7]
  • Bea's uniform number is "193", which can be read in Japanese as goroawase for 戦 ikusa, meaning "fight".
  • Bea's Pokémon League sponsor is Macro Cosmos Construction.
  • Bea is the only Trainer that Ash has battled more than once in the World Coronation Series.
  • Out of the Gym Leaders that Ash has defeated, Bea is the only one that took more than one official rematch for him to defeat.


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 / choidáu (kidney bean) and 鬥 / 斗 dòu / dau (fight)
Chinese (Cantonese) 彩豆 Chóidáu
Bengali বি Bea Transcription of her English name
Brazilian Portuguese Bia From her English name and possibly from briga (fight)
Hindi बी Bea/Bee Transcription of her English name
Russian Би Bi Transcription of her English name
Tamil பியா Pea Transcription of her English name
Telugu బి Bea Transcription of her English name
Thai ไชโต Chaito Transcription of her Japanese name

See also


Gym Leaders of the Galar region
Turffield Stadium Grass Badge
GST Milo icon.png
Hulbury Stadium Water Badge
GST Nessa icon.png
Motostoke Stadium Fire Badge
GST Kabu icon.png
Stow-on-Side Stadium Fighting Badge
GST Bea icon.png GST Allister icon.png
Ghost Badge
Bea Allister
Ballonlea Stadium Fairy Badge
GST Opal icon.png GST Bede icon.png
Opal Bede
Circhester Stadium Rock Badge
GST Gordie icon.png GST Melony icon.png
Ice Badge
Gordie Melony
Spikemuth Gym Dark Badge
GST Piers icon.png GST Marnie icon.png
Piers Marnie
Hammerlocke Stadium Dragon Badge
GST Raihan icon.png

Trainers in the World Coronation Series
Master Ball Master AshLeonCynthiaDianthaStevenLanceAlainIris
Ultra Ball Ultra RaihanFlintDrasnaVolknerMarnieBea
Great Ball Great KricketinaRintoDozerTony
Poké Ball Normal KorrinaHaydenVisquezLobOliver

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash Ketchum (Pikachu) • Misty (Togetic) • BrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawn (Piplup) • Iris (Haxorus) • CilanSerenaClemontBonnie (Dedenne) • LanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGoh (Grookey)
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauLeonRaihanHoraceBeaLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists Jessie (Wobbuffet) • JamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Amaranth
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceClairRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoSteven StoneVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaBrandonMarianYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryTobiasDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisVirgilNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSamson OakAnelaHobbesNinaAnnaLakiDanaYansuWickeFabaIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenParkerTaliaLeiDanikaQuillonHopGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland kahunasMany temporary characters
Supporting Pokémon FearowHo-OhSquirtle SquadPink ButterfreeHaunterJigglypuffMewtwoMimeyLapras herdGranbullPichu BrothersLugiaSilverDelibirdWynautLarvitarKyogre and GroudonArticunoDeoxysLake guardiansForces of NatureMeloettaReshiramSuper-ancient PokémonWooperFlorgesSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearToucannon's flockStoutlandOranguruNebbyStuffulUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestNecrozmaLunalaShayminMewRotom PhonesPelipperThievul trioEternatusDrone RotomLegendary heroesLatiasRecurring wild Pokémon
See also: Pokémon Horizons characters

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