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バンジロウ Banjirō
Black 2 White 2 Benga.png
Artwork from Black 2 and White 2
Gender Male
Eye color Red
Hair color Red and orange
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Relatives Alder (grandfather)
Trainer class Boss Trainer
Generation V
Games Black 2 and White 2

Benga (Japanese: バンジロウ Banjirō) is a Pokémon Trainer from Unova. He is also Alder's grandson.

In the games

Benga is a Trainer who first appeared in Pokémon Black and White Versions 2. In Black 2, Benga can be found in Area 10 of the Black Tower in Black City. In White 2, Benga can be found in the White Treehollow in White Forest.

After defeating Benga, the player can receive a Shiny GibleB2 or a Shiny DratiniW2 holding an Exp. Share from him at Alder's house in Floccesy Town.


Pokémon Black 2

Pokémon White 2

Gives away
Black 2 White 2
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Dragon Ground
Sand Veil
Held item:
Bag Exp. Share Sprite.png Exp. Share
Gible Lv.1ShinyVStar.png
Normal Physical
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Dragon Unknown
Shed Skin
Held item:
Bag Exp. Share Sprite.png Exp. Share
Dratini Lv.1ShinyVStar.png
Normal Physical
Normal Status


Pokémon Black and White 2

Floccesy Town - After defeating Alder

"Gramps! I did it! I did it! I DID it! The Black TowerB2/White TreehollowW2! I made it to the topB2/deepest partW2!"
"Hey! Gramps! You know how strong I am! Hey, hey!"
"Who's that?"
"I knew it! That Trainer smells tough!"
"No! I know that Trainer's strong! And I want to battle! But those Pokémon haven't been through enough! Me! And my Pokémon! We climbed to the topB2/made it to the deepest partW2 of the Black TowerB2/White TreehollowW2! You do that too! There we'll see who's stronger! Let's try hard to be the best! Later! Gramps and <player>!"

Black TowerB2/White TreehollowW2 - Area 3 Boss Trainer room

"This area is no problem, right? For you guys. I mean, you have your Pokémon with you. Right! Keep on going with your Pokémon! I'll be waiting for you higher upB2/down belowW2!"

Black TowerB2/White TreehollowW2 - Area 6 elevator

"Oh, hey! You made it this far, huh? You and your Pokémon sure make a great team! I tell you, it's the teamwork between humans and Pokémon that brought the world to where it is today. Throughout history we've complemented each other to overcome all obstacles! It might be that this place exists so we can experience that history firsthand! See you around!"

Black TowerB2/White TreehollowW2 - Area 10 battle

  • Before battle
"Back in Grampa Alder's house. We promised, remember? We're gonna compete with each other. And see who's stronger!"
  • After being defeated
"So exciting! You and your Pokémon's combination! Amazing teamwork! Places where humans can't go alone. Places where Pokémon don't think to go. You can go anywhere with teamwork. Between Trainers and Pokémon! Like you and me! I'm glad you understand that now! Hey! Hey!! Hey!!! You'd better come to Grampa's house! You know where it is: in Floccesy Town! I'll give you something awesome! It's a promise, OK?"

Rematch - After receiving the Shiny GibleB2/DratiniW2 from Benga

  • Before battle
"You and us! Our Pokémon! The strength we have! We'll give it our all! No holding back!
  • After being defeated
"So exciting! My grampa was the Champion! But Trainers like you are even stronger! We just need to keep competing! Then we can keep aiming higher! As Pokémon Trainers! And as people! And it's all thanks to our Pokémon! Come again! I want to keep aiming higher!

Floccesy Town - After defeating Benga

"Hey! Hey! Hey! It was a promise! Between me and you! We had the best match! This is to remember it by! Raise this GibleB2/DratiniW2!
  • If the player's party is full
"Hey! What's going on? Your party's full, huh? OK! OK! Got it! I'll wait here!"
  • After receiving the GibleB2/DratiniW2
"I'll leave it with you! Take good care of it! <player>! I'll be waiting for you in the Black TowerB2/White TreehollowW2!"


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Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
VS sprite from
Black 2 and White 2

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Benga in Pokémon Adventures

Benga first appeared in PS541. He is a first-year student at the Aspertia City Trainers' School alongside Blake, Whitley, Hugh, Leo, Yuki, Yuko, and Maya. On the first day of school, Benga fought in a battle against Blake, Hugh and Leo, which led to Benga's suspension.

After his suspension period had ended, Benga returned to school, only to find that his class had gone off to Castelia City on a trip. Following their tracks, Benga traveled to Castelia with Marlon, only to witness the city getting frozen by the Plasma Frigate. Benga and Marlon found the class, unconscious but unharmed, and took them to the Marine Tube to recuperate. Once the class had woken up, Benga and Marlon explained everything to them, and revealed that they are gathering forces to help launch a counterattack against Team Plasma.


Benga's Gible

Benga's Gabite
Gible → Gabite
Gabite is Benga's first known Pokémon. He was first seen assisting Benga by carrying firewood to help Benga's classmates recuperate from the cold caused by Castelia City being frozen. On Benga's first day of school, Gabite, then a Gible, was used to battle Blake, Hugh, and Leo, but was defeated.

None of Gabite's moves are known.

Debut PS541
Benga's Larvesta

Benga's Volcarona
Larvesta → Volcarona
Volcarona is Benga's second known Pokémon. It was first seen assisting Benga by setting some firewood alight to help Benga's classmates recuperate from the cold caused by Castelia City being frozen. Due to the Marine Tube being an enclosed space, Marlon put out the flames with his Jellicent. On Benga's first day of school, Volcarona, then a Larvesta, was used to battle Blake, Hugh, and Leo, but was defeated.

None of Volcarona's moves are known.

Debut PS541


  • Benga wears a necklace of Poké Balls in a similar manner to his grandfather, Alder.


Language Name Origin
Japanese バンジロウ Banjirō From 蕃石榴 banjirō, a name for guava.
English Benga From Benga, another name for the Indian Kino tree.
French Guajava From Psidium guajava, the scientific name for the common guava.
German Magno From mango and magnus (Latin for great).
Italian Fedio Possibly feijoa, pineapple guava.
Spanish Guayo From guayabo, guava.
Korean 구아버 Guaver From 구아바 guava.

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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