Bewear (Japanese: キテルグマ Kiteruguma) is a recurring Pokémon character in the anime who appeared in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon. She seemingly appointed herself as Team Rocket's caretaker during their stay in the Alola region.
In the anime
Sometime prior to Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, Bewear lived with her baby Stufful, whom she loved very much. One day, she couldn't find Stufful, leaving her extremely dismayed. Unbeknownst to her, Stufful had been trapped under a fallen tree and was rescued by Wicke of the Aether Foundation, who then took it to her workplace to recover.
Ash and Pikachu first met Bewear in Alola to New Adventure! after they got lost in a forest while chasing a Grubbin. Ash and Pikachu greeted her with a smile, but panicked and ran off upon seeing Bewear destroying trees nearby in joy. Bewear eventually lost the two after Tapu Koko distracted her, and she sighed sadly.
Bewear met Jessie, James, Meowth, and Wobbuffet in Loading the Dex!, taking Jessie and James away from battle and to her den in the forest, while Meowth, Wobbuffet and Mimikyu followed them. In First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style!, after Jessie caught Mimikyu at the den, Bewear proceeded to give them some honey before heading off. A tribe of wild Pikipek and Trumbeak soon came and stole all of the Berries in Bewear's den, so Team Rocket agreed to not only catch the Pokémon, but return the Berries to Bewear out of gratitude for giving Team Rocket food and shelter. When Bewear picked up Team Rocket to take them back to the den, they had only retrieved the Berries.
Bewear has since been seen dragging Team Rocket away from a battle before they could be sent blasting off, or even succeed in their plans.
In Securing the Future!, Bewear prevented the trio from interfering in the latest crisis to hit Alola. She later encouraged them to assist in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its normal form.
In Beauty is Only Crystal Deep!, Bewear found her den damaged after a Pheromosa attacked Jessie and James and stole their Z-Crystals. Later, she found Pheromosa battling Jessie, James, and the Ultra Guardians. Seeing that Jessie, James, and Meowth were hurt, Bewear flew into a rage and attacked the Ultra Beast, easily defeating it. Afterwards, she retrieved the stolen Z-Crystals and took Team Rocket back to her den.
In Spying for the Big Guy!, Team Rocket, having previously lied about having captured Bewear, learned that Matori was on her way to Alola to bring Bewear back to Kanto with her. As a result, they attempted to catch Bewear, but she crushed the Poké Ball to dust. Later, when Team Rocket were attempting to catch Grandpa Forest, Bewear and Stufful showed up and took the trio, along with Matori and her Alolan Meowth, back to its den. That night, while Bewear was out swimming, Matori captured Stufful and was in the process of taking it back to Kanto when the trio intervened, distracting her and covertly substituting Stufful for Meowth. Soon after Matori realized this, Bewear broke through the window and rescued Meowth. Later, when Matori attempted to contact the trio, Bewear answered, which scared Matori. Bewear then crushed the communication device to dust.
In League Offenders and Defenders!, it was revealed that Team Rocket had built a hot spring for Bewear and Stufful to keep them from spiriting them away during their participation in the Manalo Conference, along with a robot modeled after Oranguru to tend to their needs. The plan was successful for the most part, as the mother and child spent the duration of the conference relaxing and spending quality time together. However, after the Oranguru robot broke down at the end of the conference in Enter the Champion!, Bewear had no reason to stay and began rushing over to Manalo Stadium with Stufful to retrieve her guests. On her way there, Bewear saw an Ultra Wormhole forming over the stadium.
In Z-Move Showdown!, Bewear arrived in Manalo Stadium to find Team Rocket about to be devoured by a Guzzlord. She saved the trio, but when Stufful was put in danger, Bewear turned her attention to defending her child. Guzzlord then started to land powerful blows on Bewear, much to Team Rocket's horror. Demonstrating how much they'd come to care for Bewear and Stufful, the trio abandoned their plans to steal the Pokémon competing in the Manalo Conference and used the mecha they were piloting to save Bewear and Stufful and carry them back to Melemele Island.
In Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!, Team Rocket received an order from Giovanni to return to the Team Rocket HQ. Before departing, the trio thanked Bewear for her hospitality while in Alola and shared one last hug with her. Bewear then assisted their flight back to Kanto by hurling their balloon away. Bewear was later seen at her den, watching Stufful, Mimikyu, and Mareanie play.
In All Out, All of the Time!, Bewear was reunited with Team Rocket after they crash-landed in the hot spring next to her den. Overwhelmed by seeing her friends again, she gave them one of her traditional crushing hugs.
Personality and characteristics
Bewear is a friendly and very hospitable Pokémon, especially towards Team Rocket, of whom she is very protective. As such, she developed a habit of rescuing them before they can be blasted off by Ash and his classmates. She has an uncanny ability to know Team Rocket's location, regardless of how far away they are. As such, she goes to astoundingly and unrealistically great lengths to ensure Team Rocket's safety, even going all the way to Kanto to rescue them. However, Bewear's rescues can also be unreliable; in The Sun, the Scare, the Secret Lair!, Bewear "rescued" the trio just before they were going to defeat Ash and his Pokémon in a fair fight. It also takes Jessie away moments before she could get an autograph. Though they go to similarly great lengths to make sure they aren't rescued by her, Team Rocket has come to appreciate Bewear's hospitality, to the point where Jessie tried to share some malasadas with her, an act she would almost never do.
Bewear is extremely strong. This was best demonstrated in A Mission of Ultra Urgency!, when she encountered a Buzzwole and was able to hold her own against it. Thanks to her strength, she was also able to perform seemingly impossible feats, like jumping across rooftops in A Shocking Grocery Run!, flying through the air by using her legs as a propeller in Big Sky, Small Fry!, and running across the surface of the ocean from Kanto to Alola for at least three days in When Regions Collide!. Her strength was seen once again in Beauty is Only Crystal Deep!, where it was able to battle and defeat Pheromosa.
Bewear enjoys hot springs and can be in them longer than normal humans and Pokémon, as seen in the Poké Problem of I Choose Paradise!. Bewear's love of hot springs was seen again in League Offenders and Defenders!, when Team Rocket built her a hot spring outside her den. Bewear also enjoys putting on a display whilst in the hot spring, as seen in The Battlefield of Truth and Love!, where she and Stufful performed for a crowd that had gathered there.
In the TCG
Bewear is featured in the TCG. The following is a list of cards featuring Bewear.
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
|Bewear||Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit||018/026|
Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit
- Main article: Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit (TCG)
The Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit (Japanese: 30枚デッキ対戦セット「サトシVSロケット団」) is a Japanese-exclusive Deck Kit released alongside the Facing a New Trial subset, on April 21, 2017. The deck features Pokémon from Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon of the Pokémon anime, including Ash's Pikachu and Jessie's Mimikyu as Pokémon-GX. The Deck Kit also includes a player's guide, damage and Status Condition markers, 2 GX markers, a coin, a playmat, and a How to Play instruction manual.
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Bewear.
- Confirmed in the Japanese version of Don't Ignore the Small Stufful!
|Recurring wild Pokémon characters in the anime|
|Recurring wild Pokémon that have been caught|
|Team Rocket's Pokémon|
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