Black (Adventures)

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ブラック Black
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Age 14 (as of the tenth chapter)
Gender Male
Birthday October 8
Blood type O
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Hometown Nuvema Town
Region Unova
Relatives Unnamed parents
Trainer class Trainer
Game counterpart Hilbert

Black (Japanese: ブラック Black) is a main character in the manga series Pokémon Adventures.


Black emptying his mind

Black is a young man who aspires to be the Champion of the Unova Pokémon League. He has been dreaming of this since childhood, nine years to be exact. However, these dreams fill his head to the point where he cannot think about anything else and any attempts to cause him to pass out from mental exhaustion. With his Munna, Musha, Black can have him eat his dreams, which he refers to turning his mind from "blank white" to "solid black". This technique, known as (Japanese: 推理タイム Detective Time), allows him to think much more clearly, become smarter, and improve perception. Also, when he does this, he apparently sees in hexagons. Due to his dreams causing him to forget about other things, Black has the tendency to do things without considering the consequences of his actions and their effects on other people. As the series goes on, Black slowly begins to consider the feelings of others and even manages to be able to think about other things for brief periods of time.

He has been described as "hot blooded" by several characters due to his loud nature and tendency to do things on his own. He doesn't understand show business like White does and many aspects of it surprise him, such as Gigi and Tep getting to stay in a hotel room while he and White have to camp out. He is very familiar with libraries and went there frequently as a child, allowing him to complete Lenora's Gym puzzle very quickly, setting a new record in the process. Black's tendency to dream also causes him to miss the things happening around him, such as when he completely forgot his promise with his friends Cheren and Bianca once he received the package holding the Pokémon and Pokédexes they were going to receive. For his skills, he is given the title of "Dreamer" (夢みる者 Dreamer), which he shares with White.


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Black at age five

Black is first seen waiting for a package that is being delivered to his house after waiting all night in the rain. After receiving the package from a mailman, he immediately opens it and finds three Pokémon, Oshawott, Tepig, and Snivy, and three Pokédexes inside. He jumps in glee and accidentally releases the Pokémon from their Poké Balls after his cold causes him to sneeze and drop the box. The three Pokémon quickly get into a fight and Tepig runs off while Black follows it.

He eventually finds Tepig on a tree being attacked by an unknown Pokémon. Using his deduction skills, he has his Munna, Musha, eat his dreams, allowing him to find out the attacking Pokémon. Using his abilities, Black and the Tepig defeat the Pokémon, a Sewaddle. Black is able to convince the Tepig to go with him and they set off to start their journey. Before leaving, Black flies to a library to find out the evolved form of Tepig so he can think of a proper name for him. Tepig, mistaking that Black isn't happy with his current form, runs off; Black follows him once more. Black finds Tepig in a cave, sulking and after trying to get him to calm down, accidentally causes a wild Woobat to attack them. Black manages to get Tepig to defeat the Woobat and decides to name him "Tep" instead of a name based on his final form; the two then set off to finally start their adventure.

On Route 1, Black meets Hiker Andy and defeats him in his first Battle. Black finds out that Andy used to have the same dreams as he does, to beat the Pokémon League, but because of his weakness to heat, he had to give up. After putting out a fire, Black manages to convince the Hiker to restart his journey, even letting him join in his morning routine.

Black, Bianca, and Cheren in their first Gym battle

Later, when doing his normal routine, Black inadvertently interrupts a Xtransceiver commercial shooting. He meets White, the representative of the BW Agency and she tries to convince him to help her by letting his male Tepig, Tep, be partnered with her female Tepig, Gigi, in a movie shooting. Suddenly, five crew members are knocked unconscious and Black is suspected of being the attacker. Black proves his innocence by finding the real culprit, a Galvantula, and defeating it. Black is then pointed out that he, in the process of defeating the Galvantula, destroyed all the camera equipment. He is prevented from getting in trouble for this by White who claims they just hired him and puts the cost for all the damages on the BW Agency. Black is forced to help White till he pays off his debt, fifty paychecks worth of commercials. He now refers to her as "Boss".

The night after, Black and White camp outside and are attacked by an unseen Pokémon. Using his abilities, Black finds out that the Pokémon attacking them is a Timburr that is helping a group of people in knight uniforms known as Team Plasma build a stage. The next day, Black and White witness one of Team Plasma's "sages", Ghetsis, make a speech that causes the people around them to start releasing their Pokémon. Enraged, Black goes to try to stop Ghetsis from making any more speeches only to be stopped by a young man named N who has the ability to understand Pokémon by listening to their hearts. Black and N battle each other, only for Black to suffer a painful defeat while N uses the opportunity to listen to the hearts of Black's Pokémon to see if Pokémon and humans can truly be together.

Later, Black and White travel to Striaton City so Black can compete in his first Gym battle. There, he encounters Cheren and Bianca who are furious at him for leaving without them and breaking their Pokédexes, leaving his as the only working one. Their fighting causes the Gym Leaders to allow Cheren and Bianca to join the Gym battle along with Black. Together, they traverse through the Gym and face off against the Gym Leaders and succeed in defeating all three of them. After winning, Black apologizes to Cheren and Bianca by giving them a pair of Xtransceivers so they can keep in touch.

Later, while traveling to the next town, Black is attacked by an unseen Pokémon after Musha flies off. He wakes up inside of the laboratory of Fennel, a Professor researching Pokémon Trainers and powers that dreams possess. They decide to go look for the runaway Musha and Fennel decides to join them after learning that Musha is a Pokémon that can help with her research. They go to the Dreamyard and find Musha being held captive by some Team Plasma Grunts. Black faces the Grunts in battle and manages to defeat them and regain Musha. After Fennel obtains some Dream Mist for her research, Black and White say their goodbyes.

Black and White soon arrive in Nacrene City to do BW Agency advertising. After dealing with a pair of trouble-making Pokémon, Black goes to the Nacrene Gym to battle its Gym Leader, Lenora. Despite her powerful Pokémon and smart tactics, Black manages to defeat Lenora, winning the Basic Badge in the process. Having finished everything they needed to do in Nacrene, a frustrated Black attempts to go to the next town but White keeps going into the various stores in town. They soon see Lenora's husband, Hawes, running around in terror because someone had stolen the Dragon-type Pokémon Fossil at the museum. After using Musha to find clues, Black encounters the Gym Leader Burgh as he tries to find the thieves. With Burgh's help, Black defeats the Team Plasma members that stole the Fossil and gives it back to the museum. Afterwards, Black and Burgh say their goodbyes and promise to meet again in Castelia City for his Gym battle.

Black reciting his pledge

After going through Pinwheel Forest, Black and White are attacked by another unseen Pokémon. After meeting the president of the Battle Company, Geoff, they find out the attacker was the Legendary Pokémon Virizion. Upon arriving in Castelia City, Black and Tep encounter a lost boy crying inside of a building. Black leaves Tep to watch the child while he finds someone to help him. Unbeknownst to Black, the boy is actually a mischievous Zorua in disguise that wreaks havoc throughout the city while Tep chases after it. Eventually, the Zorua escapes, while Black has no idea what really happened while he was away.

After doing more sightseeing, Black is informed by White that he has paid over half of what he owes to her and she intends to pay for his expenses as long as he advertises the BW Agency. After Black accepts, he notices that Tep is about to evolve, an action White refuses due to the possibility that it might affect Tep and Gigi's popularity and hurt sales. Black then goes to have his Gym battle against Burgh and quickly maneuvers through the Gym's honey walls and faces the Gym Leader in battle. Despite remembering White's protests, Black allows Tep to battle in the Gym, Tep evolving in the process and defeating Burgh's Dwebble and winning the battle for Black. After Black beats Burgh, Iris arrives with an unconscious Bianca who had her Pokémon stolen from her. Using Musha, Black finds the thieves—Team Plasma—and rescues Bianca's stolen Litwick from them. Afterwards, Black decides to rename Tep "Nite" since he evolved into a Pignite.

Upon the request of Professor Juniper, Black and White go to Liberty Garden to investigate a Pokémon called Victini. Using Musha, Black finds an injured Victini being chased by three members of Team Plasma, who claim to be trying to protect it from any potential attackers. With Victini's assistance, Black defeats the Team Plasma members and drives them away, allowing Victini to leave and move about freely.

Later, Black and White travel to the Desert Resort on their way to Nimbasa City. Due to the powerful sandstorm, Black is forced to wait until White comes back with clothes that will allow them to move about the sandstorm unharmed. As he waits, Black meets Grimsley, one of the Unova Elite Four. Together, they uncover a Team Plasma Grunt sneaking around the area and capture him. Later, Grimsley gives Black the option of battling him at the cost of his hard-earned Gym Badges. Although Black wanted to battle Grimsley, the thought of losing his Badges if he loses the fight causes him to faint by exhausting his mind. Black later awakens in Nimbasa City, having been taken there by White on Brav's back. Black witnesses White put on the newest tourist attraction for Nimbasa City, the Pokémon Musical, and is shocked to see her skills in management. There, Black meets Elesa, the Nimbasa Gym Leader, who tells him to wait until they start their Gym battle.

After the Musical ends, Black and Elesa go to the Nimbasa Gym, where they begin their battle. During the battle, Black gets stuck on the Gym's roller coaster cars, but he decides to continue battling despite being trapped inside. With the help of Tula, Musha, and Nite, Black defeats Elesa and earns the Bolt Badge. Before he can get his Badge, Black is sent to the roof of the Gym, where he encounters the Legendary Pokémon, Thundurus. Thundurus quickly shocks Black, freeing him from the roller coaster's car.

Black saying farewell to White

Later, Black searches for White, who had gone missing. He quickly finds her being held in the arms of an older man, unconscious. Black immediately attacks the man to try and rescue White, but is easily defeated. He soon finds out that the man is Marshal, one of the Unova Elite Four, who had found White unconscious near the Rondez-View Ferris Wheel. Black takes White off Marshal's hands and brings her to the hospital.

Later, White awakens in the hospital and reveals that earlier, she was attacked at the Ferris Wheel by N, who convinced Gigi to join his side. Angry, Black tries to get answers from the Servine N gave to White, but is outsmarted at every turn. After getting out of the hospital, Black and White meet Baker Chris, who reveals to them about the Battle Subway, another recent Nimbasa tourist attraction. They go to the Battle Subway, where they find Marshal battling the Unova Champion, Alder. Learning about the Battle Subway gives White the idea to try and learn to battle by testing it out for the mayor. As she tries to capture her first Pokémon, Black helps White by capturing a wild Tirtouga as a demonstration. Later, Black learns that the Tirtouga was Marshal's, but was released due to it being hard to control for him. At the Battle Subway, Black and White are forced to separate with each other, but Black lends White his Brav so that she will have three Pokémon to battle with.

As Black prepares to head to Driftveil City, he finds out that the Driftveil Drawbridge is stuck, preventing anyone from crossing it. After getting help from Elesa, Black manages to cross the bridge, only to find the culprit who messed with the bridge, a wild Zorua, harassing him. Using its Illusion Ability, Zorua manages to confuse Black, but it is eventually defeated and runs away. Afterward, Black meets Clay, the Driftveil Gym Leader, who explains that the Zorua had been causing trouble for him.

Upon arriving at Driftveil City, Black meets up with Cheren again. There, Cheren gets his Snivy stolen by Team Plasma, forcing the two to try and get it back. They go to the Cold Storage, where they fight the Team Plasma Grunts that stole Snivy. With the moves they taught their Pokémon at the Move Tutor, Black and Cheren manage to defeat the Grunts. Later, Black goes to the Driftveil Gym to get his next Gym Badge, but finds out that Clay has closed the building because of his bad mood. As he waits for the Gym to reopen, Black tries to get his Tirtouga to listen to him, but it refuses to listen to his commands. Later, when the Gym opens up again, Black clears the challenge and meets up with Clay again. Clay tells Black that his Tirtouga will evolve into a Carracosta, giving Black the idea to name it "Costa."

Clay also states that he heard about Black from the other Gym Leaders, who gave praise to the boy. Clay reveals that earlier, he dug up a mysterious stone at Twist Mountain. When Black asks him about this, Clay reveals that the stone is the Dark Stone, also known as one of Unova's Legendary Pokémon, Zekrom. Clay promises to tell Black more about it if he can defeat him in battle. Although Clay's team proves to be strong, Black manages to defeat all of Clay's Pokémon, giving him the victory.

Defeated, Clay reveals to Black that Lenora had been spied upon by Team Plasma, who they believe is aiming to steal the Dark Stone. Clay also reveals that the other Gym Leaders know about this and have decided to gather together and face Team Plasma to prevent them from stealing the Dark Stone. They travel to Mistralton City where they meet up with Burgh, Elesa, Skyla, and Brycen and prepare to wait for Lenora's signal. As they wait, Skyla takes Black to the Celestial Tower and forces him to ring the bell so that she could determine whether or not Black is good enough to help them. Dissatisfied with the sound of the bell's ringing, Skyla pushes Black off of the tower and takes him to the Mistralton Gym for a Gym battle. Due to Clay's warning that because of Team Plasma's actions, the League may be canceled this year, Black's ability to battle wanes due to him being stressed out. Black decides to take his stress and use it to face Team Plasma. After giving some encouragement to his team, Black defeats Skyla, earning him the Jet Badge. Skyla takes off with the other Gym Leaders to Nacrene City and has Black come along with them.

After arriving, Black is tasked with finding the Dark Stone while the Gym Leaders face the Shadow Triad. After defeating the Plasma Grunts inside the museum, a loud rumbling noise leads Black outside to investigate it. Much to his shock, the Shadow Triad have revealed that they have captured the Legendary Pokémon Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus. The three Pokémon quickly overpower the Gym Leaders and knock them out. Despite Clay's protests, Black and his newly evolved Nite try to save them, only to be easily swatted away. Although defeated, Lenora reveals that the battle destroyed the only key to where the Dark Stone is kept, which means that the Shadow Triad can't get the stone. Despite this, the Shadow Triad take the defeated Gym Leaders away while Black is forced to watch. However, he quickly finds out that Brycen managed to escape and has come to help him. Black, realizing that he already knows where the Dark Stone is being kept, takes Brycen to where he fought Lenora previously and finds the Dark Stone hidden there.

Although happy to have found the Dark Stone, Black is attacked by Ghetsis, revealing that the Brycen that had escaped earlier was a Plasma Grunt in disguise. Black is knocked unconscious, while Ghetsis takes the Dark Stone to N so that it can be revived into Zekrom. Later, Black is found by the real Brycen, who actually managed to escape from the Shadow Triad. Brycen calls Drayden and informs him of what had happened. They reveal that the Light Stone, which holds the other Dragon-type of Unova, Reshiram, was in the same location as the Dark Stone the entire time. The Light Stone quickly rolls over to Black and chooses him as the hero destined to awaken it. Brycen decides that Black will need to become stronger for future battles and he takes the unconscious boy to begin training.

Black is taken to the Tubeline Bridge, where he is tasked with having to break free from the ice chain around his leg created by Brycen's Cryogonal. Together with Nite, now named Bo, Black manages to break free from the ice chain and complete the first step. After completing the second step, Black's final training is to defeat the Black Empoleon biker gang. With the help of Costa, Black is able to fully complete his training. Afterward, Logan takes Black to the Icirrus Gym so that he can have a Gym battle with Brycen. During the Gym battle, Brycen reveals that he has the Light Stone with him, and that he intends on giving it to Black after the battle. The final battle ends when Costa evolves into a Carracosta, giving it the power its needs to defeat Brycen's Beartic and earn the Icicle Badge for its Trainer. Once the battle is over, Brycen hands the Light Stone to Black. Black attempts to summon Reshiram, only to get no response. Despite this victory, Black is shocked to learn that Drayden has pushed up the League's date from three months to a week. He begins panicking at the thought of not being able to complete in the League and runs off with Iris following after him.

Black's travels takes him to the Mistralton Cave, where he decides to catch one of the Legendary Pokémon he heard about from Iris so that he could hopefully convince Drayden to allow him into the League. There, he meets Shoko of the Patrat show whose friend, Trish of The Riches, was captured by Virizion, Terrakion, and Cobalion after she tried to capture them herself. Black manages to free Trish, but Shōko and Trish's Pokémon are captured and taken away to be freed from their Trainers. Black tracks Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion down and barely manages to convince them to release their captives.

Black awakens Reshiram

Black's travels take him to Route 6, where he reunites with White. They spot Marshal refereeing a battle between Alder and N, which ends with N as the winner. When Black sees that N has successfully awakened and controlled Zekrom, the Light Stone reacts and briefly transforms into Reshiram before reverting to its previous state. As N prepares to leave, he is attacked by Cedric Juniper. Cedric tells Black and White to help him get information from N about the whereabouts of the kidnapped Gym Leaders. With the power of the three Unova starter Pokémon, N is defeated, but he revives his other Pokémon and prevents Black from getting any info. Confused, Black resorts to Musha again, but the Munna only recoils in fear and ignores his orders. N reveals that Musha no longer considers Black's dreams tasty, and thus no longer has a reason to stay with his Trainer. As Musha floats away, Black faints from the shock that the bond between him and his longtime friend was all a lie.

Black later finds himself in the Entralink, where he spots Musha's silhouette. He attempts to call out to Musha, but gets no answer or a response. He eventually wakes up from the nightmare at a hospital, where he finds out that the League's opening ceremony has already begun while he slept. Feeling defeated, Black decides to return home to Nuvema Town, but chooses to stay when he sees the sad faces of his Pokémon from not being able to enter the League. Black goes up to Drayden and challenges him to a Gym battle, stating that until the tournament begins, he still has enough time to obtain his last Badge. Drayden accepts and the two have a quick one-on-one battle in a hallway. Black initially has trouble battling because of the shock of Musha's betrayal. The battle is interrupted by Caitlin, who uses her psychic powers to relay a message from the kidnapped Gym Leaders confirming that they're alright but unaware of their current location. They give Black encouragement that allows him to beat Drayden, earning himself the Legend Badge and a place in the League tournament.

Black battles in the tournament, and advances to the Top 8, alongside Gray, Iris, Cheren, Leo, Looker, and Hood Man. His first opponent in the tournament is Looker, disguised as Lou Karr, who uses Croagunk, a Pokémon not native to Unova. As such, he has no idea how to fight it when the Pokédex can't recognize it. After a tough battle, Black defeats Looker's Croagunk with Tula and advances to the semifinals. For his next match, Black faces Iris in the semifinals. Due to her past with Alder, Iris wishes to defeat N and regain her former teacher's honor back. Black sympathizes with Iris's anger, but his proves stronger as he manages to defeat her and advance to the finals.

In the final match, Black faces Cheren, who he noticed had been acting strangely cold ever since the tournament started. Cheren reveals to Black that he had been convinced by Team Plasma into pursuing strength. Angered that Team Plasma would manipulate his childhood friend, Black's battle with Cheren takes them to the roof of the Pokémon League. They clash one last time, which causes the both of them to fall asleep as Dream Mist fills the sky. They share a dream to their childhood when Black wrote down his dream to win the League and Cheren wrote his dream to support Black's dream. Black is declared the winner with his Pokémon still standing. As he wakes up, Black forgives Cheren and states that they will always be friends. Now evolved into a Musharna, Musha returns to Black, who welcomes his friend with open arms. Furious over the manipulation of his friend, Black dares Team Plasma to come out of hiding as Reshiram fully awakens from the Light Stone.

During his battle with Cheren, White found out that Gray was actually Zinzolin and attempted to reveal this to Black before Hood Man had her taken away with Teleport. He attacks the bound Zinzolin and demands to know where White was taken to. Zinzolin instead pulls out a remote control and activates it, summoning Team Plasma's castle from the depths of the earth. The castle surrounds the League, and several Team Plasma Grunts come out and corner everyone. Black is approached by Ghetsis, the Seven Sages, and N. Seeing Zekrom agitates Reshiram, so it immediately flies off to battle with its counterpart, leaving Black alone. Ghetsis mocks Black as being completely unable to stop Team Plasma as his allies are too busy with other problems to lend their assistance. A voice denies this claim and reveals itself to belong to Hiker Andy. Andy, along with Chris, Geoffrey, Jeremy, Trish, Shōko, and Logan, decide to assist Black by him letting go on ahead while they battle the sages and rescue the kidnapped Gym Leaders.

White stares in shock as Black and Reshiram become the Light Stone

Black complies and gets on Reshiram's back while letting the rest of his team go to help with the chaos down below. On the top of N's Castle, Black and N have their final battle. Due to a lack of understanding of Reshiram's power, Black struggles against N. With Cedric Juniper's help, Black figures out how to utilize Reshiram's strength. By exploiting the power of Fusion Flare, Black deals heavy damage to Zekrom, but it and N escape to inside the castle with Black and Reshiram following after. Once inside, the two continue their battle, but a second Zekrom appears to assist the first. Black sees through the ruse and attacks the real Zekrom, defeating it. The second Zekrom reveals itself to be Zorua, who had remained to help N despite him releasing all of his friends prior to the attack on the League.

Black tells N that despite the release, Zorua truly cares for N and wants to stay with it. N understands Zorua's wishes, but quickly passes out. Black's team then returns with their job outside finished. Black reconciles with Musha and tears up knowing that it only left to get stronger for him. The reunion is interrupted by Ghetsis, who reveals himself to be N's father and plans on killing Black to make sure no one knows N was defeated. Ghetsis attacks Black with a team he states was specifically designed to counter Black's team after his repeated stopping of Team Plasma's plans. With Musha's help, Black figures out that Ghetsis is using a secret weapon, the Sun Pokémon Volcarona. Black turns the tables on Ghetsis and manages to defeat his entire team at once, finally putting an end to Team Plasma. Ghetsis attempts to escape, but Black traps him with Costa's Stone Edge.

With the battle finally over, Black finally reunites with White, who had found Gigi and rehired her into the BW Agency. N wakes up and thanks Black and White for helping him see the error of his ways. He decides to go on his own path and bids them farewell as he leaves on Zekrom's back, leaving Zorua behind. With its counterpart gone, Reshiram begins reverting itself back into the Light Stone. The pull is so strong that Black fears that he and White could be sucked in as well. This gives Ghetsis the idea to use Colress's Beheeyem to throw Black at Reshiram, preventing him from escaping the pull. Knowing he can't escape, Black reveals that he is wearing the BW Agency's logo underneath his jacket and asks if he paid off his debt. Before White can answer, Black is absorbed into the Light Stone. Heartbroken, White confirms that Black did pay off his debt and attempts to reach out to the Light Stone. Before she can grab it, the Light Stone floats into the air and flies away to parts unknown as White cries for Black to return.


When nicknaming his Pokémon, Black takes the name of the Pokémon's final evolution and makes a name from that. The only exceptions are Bo, whose name is based on his current form and changed every time he evolved and Reshiram, who doesn't have a name.

On hand

Main article: Brav

Brav (Japanese: ウォー Warr) is the very first Pokémon that Black caught. Black, as a child, first encountered Brav as a Rufflet after Bianca accidentally stepped on his food, angering the Eaglet Pokémon into attacking her. After a fierce battle, Black managed to capture Brav with the help of Musha. In addition to being a strong battler, Brav is a powerful flier and is capable of lifting his Trainer into the sky with ease. Brav was lent to White while she participated in the Battle Subway but was later returned to Black after she came back. As of The Power of Dreams, he is level 59, has a Brave nature, and his Characteristic is "likes to fight."

Debut Choices
Main article: Musha

Musha (Japanese: ムシャ Musha) is also one of Black's first Pokémon and the second he caught. Due to Black having so many dreams about conquering the Pokémon League, he can't think straight, but with Musha's ability to eat dreams, Black can "blank" his "black" mind to focus and sense things normal humans can't.

During an encounter with N in A Wretched Reunion, shortly after N defeats Alder, Musha appears to leave Black. N claims that Musha only followed Black's orders because his dreams tasted good to him and kept him fed; after the taste of Black's dreams changed over the course of his adventure, Musha abandoned Black. In True Friends he returned to Black, now evolved into a Musharna, and it is revealed that Musha had left Black earlier to find a way of becoming stronger. As of The Power of Dreams, he is level 57, has a Lonely nature, and his Characteristic is "takes plenty of siestas."

Debut Choices
Tep → Nite → Bo
Main article: Bo

Bo (Japanese: ブオウ Buoh), previously Nite (Japanese: チャオ Chao), and Tep (Japanese: ポカ Poka), is a Pokémon Black acquired from Professor Juniper. He is a very playful Pokémon, as evident when he releases White's Gigi from her Poké Ball. In battle, Bo is powerful, has quick reflexes, and can use his flames to show hidden objects along with attacking opponents. He is shown to protect White's Gigi whenever he is in battle, similar to how Black protects White. He evolved into a Pignite in The Case of the Missing Pokémon and Emboar in Museum Showdown. As of The Power of Dreams, he is level 51, has a Brave nature, and his Characteristic is "a little quick tempered."

Debut Fussing and Fighting
Main article: Tula

Tula (Japanese: チュラ Tula) is the fourth Pokémon on Black's team. Black caught Tula after he attacked the recording of a Xtransceiver advertisement. With Musha's help, Black was able to deduce the culprit, and used Tep to defeat and capture him. After an encounter with Team Plasma, Black was able to figure out that Tula was a Pokémon originally owned by a Trainer but was released into the wild because his Trainer was swayed by Ghetsis's speeches. As of The Power of Dreams, he is level 59, has an Adamant nature, and his Characteristic is "alert to sounds."

Debut Lights, Camera...Action
Main article: Costa

Black captured Costa (Japanese: ゴーラ Goura) in Nimbasa City when he was teaching White how to capture Pokémon. According to Marshal, Costa belonged to him but he released Costa the day before Black caught him because he was stubborn and would not listen to him. Due to him not being used to battling, Costa would not listen to any of Black's commands but eventually became friendly after a Gym battle with Clay. In Black's Gym battle against Brycen in A Cold Reception, Costa evolved into a Carracosta and managed to defeat his Beartic, giving Black the win. As of The Power of Dreams, he is level 45, has a Calm nature, and his Characteristic is "thoroughly cunning."

Debut Growing Pains
Black's Reshiram
Main article: Tao trio (Adventures)

Reshiram is a Pokémon sealed inside of the Light Stone. Initially, it was held at the Nacrene Gym along with Zekrom's Dark Stone. After the Shadow Triad stole the Dark Stone from the Nacrene Gym, the Light Stone rolled towards an unconscious Black, having chosen him as the hero to wield it. Brycen took the Light Stone and Black to Icirrus City to train him and make him able to wield Reshiram's power. After Black defeated Brycen in their Gym battle, Brycen entrusted the Light Stone to Black. When Black found N in a battle against Alder, Reshiram felt the presence of N's Zekrom, causing it to be released from the Light Stone. However, with a glare from Zekrom, Reshiram returned to its Stone, indicating Black's inability to control it. After winning the Unova League tournament, Black's resolve to defeat Team Plasma finally allowed Reshiram to be fully released from the Light Stone.

Debut Finding Truth


Bianca's father's Stoutland
Stoutland is a Pokémon Black borrowed from Bianca's father. 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 a Pokémon Black borrowed from Bianca's father. He was borrowed by Bianca, Cheren, and Black to practice Pokémon battling.

None of Unfezant's moves are known.

Debut A Nickname for Tepig
Skyla's Swanna
Main article: Skyla's Swanna

Black borrowed Skyla's Swanna so that he could have a flying Pokémon take him to Nacrene City. Upon arriving, it was returned to its Trainer.

Debut Up in the Air


Badges obtained

Black's eight Unova Gym Badges

Pokémon League

Black has competed in the following Pokémon Leagues:


  • Out of all the Pokédex holders who nickname their Pokémon, Black is the only one whose nicknames are based on the names of the Pokémon they fully evolve into.
  • As an employee to the BW Agency, Black never calls White by her name and instead refers to her as "Boss" (Japanese: 社長 President).
  • Black is 5'5" (165 cm) tall and weighs 103 lbs (47 kg).


Language Name Origin
Japanese ブラック Black From Pokémon Black
English, Brazilian Portuguese,
Latin American Spanish, Vietnamese
Black From Pokémon Black
French Noir From noir, black
German Schwarz From Schwarz, black
Italian Nero From nero, black
European Spanish Negro From negro, black
Korean 블랙 Black From Pokémon Black
Chinese (Mandarin) 布萊克 Bùláikè Transliteration of his Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 布萊克 Boulòihhāk Mandarin-based transcription of his Japanese name
Thai แบล็ค Black Transliteration of his Japanese name

External links

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