Hilda (game)

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トウコ Touko
Black White Hilda.png
Art from Black and White
Age 14[1]
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Dark brown
Hometown Nuvema Town
Region Unova
Relatives Mom, mentioned father (as player)
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer, player character
Generation V
Games Black, White, Masters EX
Game animation debut GOTCHA!
English voice actor Erica Mendez[2] (Masters EX)
Unknown (Evolutions)
Japanese voice actor Mariko Nagai[3] (Masters EX)
Hina Natsume (Evolutions)
Manga counterpart(s) White

Hilda (Japanese: トウコ Touko) is the female player character in Pokémon Black and White. Her male counterpart is Hilbert.

In the core series games

Pokémon Black and White

As the protagonist

Hilda is a 14-year-old girl who lives in Nuvema Town, along with her childhood friends Cheren and Bianca. If chosen as the player, she will receive a starter Pokémon and a Pokédex from Professor Juniper. After setting off on her Pokémon journey at the same time as Cheren and Bianca, Hilda will at some point be asked by Fennel to do some sort of quest; in return for its completion, Hilda will receive a C-Gear.

As well as encountering and battling her childhood friends at various points during her journey, Hilda will also meet a young man known as N, who wishes to create separate worlds for humans and Pokémon. In order to achieve his goals, he and Hilda will battle several times during the course of the game. Hilda will also battle Team Plasma at various stages of her journey. At the game's climax, Hilda is recognized as a hero by Reshiram or Zekrom, depending on the version.

As a non-playable character

If not chosen as the player, Hilda appears as the player's partner in the Battle Subway when choosing to ride the Multi-Train. Two of the following Pokémon are picked from the corresponding list, depending on what the player wants her to base her team on. If the player chooses "A balance between the two," Hilda's Pokémon are chosen from either list.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

In Black 2 and White 2, the protagonist of Black and White was said to be searching for N in a faraway region and has not yet returned home. Her mom mistakes the player for her.


Battle Subway Pokémon

This is a list of all the Pokémon used in the Multi Train and Super Multi Train battles. Each Pokémon has a non-Hidden Ability that, along with gender, is randomly selected. These Pokémon will always have the maximum 31 individual values across every stat and the full 510 effort values evenly distributed (rounding down) among two or three stats.

Offensive-based Pokémon

Defensive-based Pokémon

In spin-off games

The female Pokémon Trainer's Hilda-based alternate palette in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

While Hilda herself does not appear directly, she appears as the white palette swap for the female Pokémon Trainer, who is an incarnation of Leaf.

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Hilda (Masters)

Hilda forms a sync pair with Tepig and its evolved forms, Pignite and Emboar, in Pokémon Masters EX. She can also form a sync pair with Diancie, Shiny Grapploct, or Victini.



Victini-Liberty Garden Island.png Battle Subway artwork.png Hilda and Tepig Artwork.png
Liberty Garden Island artwork with Victini and Hilbert Battle Subway artwork Hilda and Tepig concept artwork
for Kotobukiya ArtFx J figurines


Spr BW Hilda.png Spr BW Hilda 2.png Spr B2W2 Hilda.png Spr B2W2 Hilda 2.png BW Hilda Back.png
Sprite from
Black and White
Wonder Launcher sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Wonder Launcher sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Back sprite from
Black and White
Hildawalkdown.png HildaChallenge.png Hilda intro.png Hilda Xtransceiver.png
Overworld sprite from
Black and White
VS sprite from
Black and White
Intro sprite from
Black and White
Xtransceiver sprite from
Black and White


Main article: Hilda (game)/Quotes


In the anime

Pokémon Evolutions

Hilda appeared in The Plan. She was first seen in a flashback, playing with her Tepig and being attracted to watch Ghetsis's speech in Accumula Town. In the present day, she appeared at N's Castle, showing Ghetsis that she had obtained the Light Stone, before stepping into the castle's throne room to battle N.

Hilda's Tepig
Tepig appeared in a flashback, where Hilda was seen playing with and taking care of it in Accumula Town.

None of Tepig's moves are known.

Debut The Plan
Voice actors
Language Voice actor
Japanese 夏目妃菜 Hina Natsume


Hilda briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

White, Hilda's Pokémon Adventures counterpart

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: White (Adventures)

Hilda has a counterpart in Pokémon Adventures named White, who debuted in the Black & White chapter. She owns a company called the BW Agency, and she gets the idea to hire Black upon seeing the bond the latter's Tepig had with a female of its species. She would also go on to found the Pokémon Musical and Pokéstar Studios.


  • Prior to the release of Black and White, pre-release media and most fans referred to Hilda as "White".
    • English demos of Black and White referred to Hilda as "Whitlea".
    • English pre-release screenshots referred to Hilda as "Shiro" (the Japanese word for "white").
  • Hilda and Hilbert are the oldest player characters in the core series.
  • Unused text in Black 2 and White 2 indicates that Hilda and Hilbert were originally planned to be battled at the Pokémon World Tournament.
  • Hilda and Hilbert are the first player characters in the core series games not to have pre-programmed names either by choice or in case one isn't specified.
  • In the May 2010 volume of CoroCoro Comics and the January 2011 volume of Nintendo Dream, it was stated that Hilda and Hilbert are older than previous player characters, but it is not said how much older they actually are.
    • According to game scenario author Toshinobu Matsumiya, Hilda and Hilbert were initially visualized to be at the age of 16.[4]


Language Name Origin
Japanese トウコ Touko From 闘 (fight)
English Hilda From Hilda, a female name derived from the Germanic element hild (battle)
German Lotta From lotta (Italian for fight)
Spanish Liza From liza (combat; arena)
French Ludvina From lutte (fight)
Italian Anita From Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare
Korean 투희 Tuhui From 투희 (鬪姬) tuhui (battle maiden)
Chinese (Mandarin) 鬥子 Dòuzǐ From 鬥 dòu / dau (fight)
Chinese (Cantonese) 鬥子 Daují


Player characters
Core series RedLeafEthanKrisLyraBrendanMayLucasDawn
Side series WesMichaelNateCyndy
Spin-off games MarkMintTodd SnapLucy Fleetfoot
HeroHeroineTim GoodmanScottieBettie

Non-player characters in the core series games
Unova Professor JuniperMom (BW)Mom (B2W2)CherenBiancaBianca's fatherHughHugh's sisterCedric JuniperFennelAmanita
CilanChiliCressLenoraHawesLoblollyCharlesIrisDraydenAlderBengaCurtisYancyBrycenSabrinaPop Roxie
HilbertHildaNateRosaIngoEmmetCynthiaMorimotoNishinoLookerNColressGhetsisPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team PlasmaClydeGym LeadersElite FourPWT participantsName RaterDay-Care CoupleJudgeMagikarp salesman

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