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サイトウ Saitō
"The Galar karate prodigy!"
Sword Shield Bea.png
Artwork from Sword and Shield
Gender Female
Eye color Gray
Hair color Gray
Hometown Stow-on-Side
Region Galar
Relatives Unnamed parents
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation VIII
Games Sword
Leader of Stow-on-Side Stadium
Badge Fighting Badge
Specializes in Fighting types
Game animation debut Letter
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor N/A

Bea (Japanese: サイトウ Saitō) is the Gym Leader of Stow-on-Side's Gym, known officially as Stow-on-Side Stadium. She specializes in Fighting-type Pokémon. She gives the Fighting Badge to Trainers who defeat her. In Pokémon Shield, Allister takes her place as Stow-on-Side's Gym Leader instead.


In the games

League Cards

This is a transcript of the back of Bea's League Cards in Pokémon Sword.

Normal League Card
"Given special attention from her parents, Bea trained hard with her partner Pokémon since a very young age. This has honed her judgment skills, and she is able to remain calm and collected even when facing dire situations in battle. This leads many to think she lacks emotion, but the truth seems to be that she doesn't want to show weakness. She is sometimes known to show her true feelings to her partner Pokémon during battles. She is secretly a huge fan of various sweets, and this has recently been found out by her fans. The additional attention has made enjoying sweets a little difficult."
Rare League Card
"In order to become strong, one must face opponents who are stronger than oneself. Even if defeat seems inevitable, Bea will still go all out and try to at least draw. It's possible that the strict (one might even say too strict) training from her stern parents has left a burden on young Bea, taking away her smile. So, who has seen Bea smile? Her family? Her Pokémon? Or maybe someone else entirely..."


Bea keeps her Pokémon in Ultra Balls.

Pokémon Sword

Stow-on-Side Stadium

Champion Cup Finals

Champion tournament


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Stow-on-Side Stadium
"Welcome, Gym Challenger. I’m Bea."
"Do you have an unshakable spirit that won’t be moved, no matter how you are attacked? I think I’ll just test that out, shall I?"
  • Upon sending out final Pokémon
"It’s time to dig in our heels! I’m not giving up, so neither should you!"
"Argh! Fine then, let’s just destroy everything! Your skill is worthy of respect—and Gigantamaxing!"
"G-Max Chi Strike! I’ll use karate along with my Pokémon’s move!"
  • Upon being defeated
"I felt the fighting spirit of your Pokémon as you led it/them in battle."
  • After being defeated
"Thank you for the battle."
"Phew... Facing you gave me all the explanation I needed."
"Battling against you and your team... I hadn’t expected it, but it made my heart dance. It’s good to be unshakable in the face of battle. But it’s good to be moved by battle, as well."
"Thank you again. Take the Fighting Badge."
"I hope that you’ll meet many more Trainers and have many more matches in the future. And I hope that every one of those encounters will nourish your spirit."


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Bea's League Card in
Bea's rare League Card in

In the anime

In Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Bea appeared in Letter, where she was battling Leon in a Pokémon League tournament. She was later seen on a mountain with a Rhydon.


Bea's Machamp
Machamp is Bea's only known Pokémon. It was used in her battle in a Pokémon League tournament against Leon, but lost.

None of Machamp's moves are known.

Debut Letter


  • Bea's uniform number is "193", which can be read in Japanese as goroawase for 戦 ikusa, meaning "fight".


Language Name Origin
Japanese サイトウ Saitō From 菜豆 saitō (kidney bean) and 闘 (fight)
English Bea From bean and beat
German Saida Similar to her Japanese name
Spanish Judith From judía (bean) and judo
French Faïza From Phaseolus vulgaris (kidney bean) and fight
Italian Fabia From Fabaceae (bean family)
Korean 채두 Chaedu From 채두 (菜豆) chaedu (kidney bean) and possibly 투 (鬪) tu (fight)
Chinese (Mandarin) 彩豆 Cǎidòu From 菜豆 càidòu (kidney bean) and 鬥 / 斗 dòu (fight)
Chinese (Cantonese) 彩豆 Chóidáu From 菜豆 choidáu (kidney bean) and 鬥 dau (fight)
Russian Би Bi Transcription of her English name

Gym Leaders of the Galar region
Turffield Stadium Grass Badge
Hulbury Stadium Water Badge
Motostoke Stadium Fire Badge
Stow-on-Side Stadium Fighting Badge
VSBea.png VSAllister.png
Ghost Badge
Bea Allister
Ballonlea Stadium Fairy Badge
VSOpal.png VSBede 2.png
Opal Bede
Circhester Stadium Rock Badge
VSGordie.png VSMelony.png
Ice Badge
Gordie Melony
Spikemuth Gym Dark Badge
VSPiers.png VSMarnie 3.png
Piers Marnie
Hammerlocke Stadium Dragon Badge

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