Bianca's father

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Bianca's father
ベルパパ Bel's papa
Bianca father anime.png
Bianca's father in the anime
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Unknown (games)
Black (Series)
Hair color Brown
Hometown Nuvema Town
Region Unova
Relatives Bianca (daughter), unnamed wife
Generation V
Games Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
Anime series Pokémon the Series
Debut Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!
English voice actor Greg Abbey
Japanese voice actor Kenta Miyake
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Debut A Nickname for Tepig

Bianca's father, or Bianca's dad, (Japanese: ベルパパ Bel's papa) is a non-player character that appears in Black and White.

In the core series games

Bianca's father is first seen in their family home in Nuvema Town at the beginning of Black and White. There, he forbids his daughter from going on a journey because it would be too dangerous. He catches up to and confronts Bianca again in Nimbasa City, at the same time the player and Cheren arrive. He remains adamant on bringing his daughter home, but Elesa soon came to her defense, telling him that he needs to have more faith in his daughter. Hearing her words, he had a change of heart and let her continue her journey. His sprite is that of a male Pokéfan.

He returns in Black 2 and White 2, this time staying in his own home in Nuvema Town. He comments that the player's family must be worried about them, and tells them to make sure they are keeping in contact with their parents.


Pokémon Black and White

Nuvema Town
"No, no, a thousand times no!"
"What nonsense is this? How could my daughter, who knows nothing about the world, be going on a journey with Pokémon?"
  • If talked to after returning from Nimbasa City
"Well, then. I look forward to the stories Bianca will have for us next time she comes home."
  • Post-game
"Even if there are many things you want to do, you're only one person. It's frustrating, isn't it?"
Nimbasa City
"I've come to take you back home, of course! Your mother told me that you'd made it all the way out here. Haven't you gone far enough?"
"Absolutely not! Others do things their way, and we do things ours!"
"Hey! Who do you think you are? This is a family matter!"
"Of course! That's exactly right! It's because I'm worried about that..."
"Hmm... I guess. If wanting to continue your journey is selfishness on your part, wanting to stop you is selfishness on mine. I'm surprised to find I'm the one being childish--at my age! This Gym Leader's comments helped me wake up. Bianca, I'm sure it's better that you take the path you want to take now. I hope that your journey will be fun. Bon voyage! <player>, please... Take care of my little girl, OK?"

Pokémon Black and White 2

Nuvema Town
"I see! So you're on a Pokémon journey, too! I'm quite impressed with you. And with your parents, too. After always being together as a family, and now not having you around... I'll bet--no, I'm sure--they're worried about you out on your own. Be sure to tell them all about what happens in your travels."


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Bianca's father overworld sprite from
Generation V

In the anime

Bianca's father ready for a battle in the anime

Bianca mentioned her father in Minccino—Neat and Tidy!, claiming that he did not allow her to start her journey at the age of ten, which was why she was just a beginning Trainer at a later age.

He debuted in the flesh in Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader! where he was waiting for Bianca inside the Nimbasa Gym. Like in the games, he wanted Bianca to return home with him but he did compromise to let his daughter battle Elesa first. If she were to lose, she would have to come home. The battle had resulted in a loss and he was set on having her come home with him. He later battled Ash, where he made him promise that if he lost, he would also have to return to his hometown of Pallet.

Before the battle began, Bianca's father changed into his battle clothes and said he was referred to as the Red Meteor (Japanese: 赤い流星 Red Meteor) here in his days as a young Trainer. Bianca's father was able to defeat him in battle but he had a change of heart soon afterward. He decided to let Bianca travel and told Ash that he would not have to return to Pallet Town. He later had to chase his daughter down after she left her bag inside the Battle Club.

Much like Bianca, his style of battling consists of focusing on a Pokémon's power and endurance of the opponent's attacks.


Red Flash Darmanitan

Red Flash Darmanitan
Red Flash Darmanitan
"Red Flash Darmanitan" is the only Pokémon that Bianca's father is known to have. It was used to battle against Ash's Oshawott where, despite the type-disadvantage, it was able to defeat him.

Darmanitan's known moves are Flamethrower, Fire Punch, Flame Charge, and Flare Blitz, and its Ability is Zen Mode.

Debut Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Tom Wayland

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 三宅健太 Kenta Miyake
English Greg Abbey
Czech Ivo Novák
Danish Thomas Kirk
Finnish Arto Nieminen
Norwegian Trond Teigen
Polish Mariusz Krzemiński
Spanish Latin America Gerardo Reyero
Spain Jorge Tomé
Vietnamese Trí Luân

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Bianca's father in Adventures

Bianca's father debuts in the Black & White arc. He is very overprotective of his daughter, and constantly tries to keep her safe from Pokémon, which he considers to be too dangerous for children to play with.

In Black's flashback to his childhood, Bianca's father was horrified to discover Black, Bianca, and Cheren practice battling with his pet Pokémon, Bianca's father became infuriated and refused to allow Bianca to play with her friends, but Black managed to convince Bianca's father to let Bianca hang out with them by promising to only use the books in his library to study about Pokémon without the danger of actually using them. A later incident with a wild Rufflet caused Bianca's father to disinfect Bianca's wounds, despite them only being minor scratches. Afterward, he yelled at Black and Cheren for putting his daughter in danger.

In the present, Bianca's father is first seen attempting to prevent Bianca from leaving on her journey by forcibly dragging her to prevent her from leaving town despite Bianca's protests. Although she managed to get away, Bianca's father continued to chase after his daughter. Her constant attempts to avoid her father left Bianca unable to become stronger, which dealt a blow to her confidence as a Trainer. With the help of White, Bianca eventually decides to become Professor Juniper's assistant instead of a Trainer.

In the Black 2 & White 2 arc, Bianca's father is seen traveling to Aspertia City to take his daughter back home after she had gone there to deliver two Pokédexes for Professor Juniper. When he arrived, he nearly hit Cheren with his car. After they left, Cheren notes he felt bloodlust when Bianca's father approached him.


Bianca's father's Stoutland
Stoutland is the first of Bianca's father's Pokémon seen. It was borrowed by Bianca, Cheren, and Black to practice Pokémon battling.

None of Stoutland's moves are known.

Debut A Nickname for Tepig
Bianca's father's Unfezant
Unfezant is the second of Bianca's father's Pokémon seen. He was borrowed by Bianca, Cheren, and Black to practice Pokémon battling.

None of Unfezant's moves are known.

Debut A Nickname for Tepig

Non-player characters in the core series games
Unova Professor JuniperMom (BW)Mom (B2W2)CherenBiancaBianca's fatherHughHugh's sisterCedric JuniperFennelAmanita
CilanChiliCressLenoraHawesLoblollyCharlesIrisDraydenAlderBengaCurtisYancyBrycenSabrinaPop Roxie
HilbertHildaNateRosaIngoEmmetCynthiaLookerNColressMorimotoNishinoPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team PlasmaClydeGym Leaders • Elite Four (UnovaBB) • PWT participantsName RaterDay-Care CoupleJudgeMagikarp salesmanSpecial CoachesGuidance counselors

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