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サイトウ Saitou
"The Galar karate prodigy!"
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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 Laura Stahl
Japanese voice actor Eri Kitamura
Anime debut JN034
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor Yōko Hikasa

Bea (Japanese: サイトウ Saitou) 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

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Bea is the fourth Gym Leader Galarian Trainers face in their Gym Challenge in Pokémon Sword. Bea is the known as the Galar karate prodigy, having inherited the centuries-old traditions and techniques from her parents.[1] She is also an expert on Fighting-type Pokémon. From a young age, Bea rigorously trained with her Pokémon under the watchful - and strict - eye of her parents. As a result, she developed a stoic personality that perseveres even during dire situations in Pokémon battles. She tries her best to go all out, even when defeat seems imminent. Many believe she has lost the ability to experience emotions, but truthfully, she doesn't want to show any weakness. In battle, though, Bea will sometimes reveal her true feelings to the partner Pokémon she knows and trusts. She also has a secret love of various sweets. However, she has a hard time enjoying them due to the attention from her fans.

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

Galarian Star 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."
Wyndon Stadium (Champion Cup Locker Room)
"My heart is racing a bit, but I still can't wait for the match to begin!"
Wyndon Stadium (Champion Cup Finals)
  • Upon facing her
"I promise you, my attacks will shake your very soul this time."
"May the best trainer win."
  • Upon sending out her first Pokémon
"You might have one win on me, but this is where I show you what I can really do when I'm serious!"
  • 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! It's time for an honorable Gigantamax!"
  • Upon being defeated
"Your strength nearly made me want to turn and run in my bare feet!"
  • After being defeated
"Thank you for a wonderful match. I really enjoyed battling you and your team. I'm upset that I lost, but I also feel so satisfied and so refreshed. In a way, I guess you could say it was the best sort of match anyone could ever hope for. 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."
  • During the post-game
Stow-on-Side Stadium (Sordward and Shielbert)
"You all! Did you come to lend us a hand?"
"We just finished getting everyone to safety, so I was about to challenge the Dynamax Pokémon..."
"I give you my most heartfelt thanks! We got several opponents, so we may as well take one each. I'll be counting on you all! Here we go!"
"I can't thank you all enough. With your help, the Dynamax Pokémon have all been returned to normal. I'll keep them safe here in the stadium, so no need to worry, [player]. Next time, I'll be the one who saves you in your hour of need. Give me a call if you're ever in a rough spot."
  • After receiving her rare league card
"If there are other places that need a Champion's help, please go look after them. I'll protect the peace of Stow-on-Side Stadium with all my might."
Wyndon Stadium (Champion Cup Rematch)
  • Before battle
"Focusing too much on winning can cause one to make mistakes. I will face you with a clear head!"
  • Upon being defeated
"Your Pokémon... they're so strong, they're practically dizzying!"
  • After being defeated
"I want to achieve so many different things during battles. It's hard to decide sometimes... I still have much to learn."
Isle of Armor Random Encounters
  • When first spoken to
"Oh, <player>! Here for some secret training?"
"Becoming Champion hasn't stopped you putting in the effort, I see. I'll have to stay just as motivated with Machamp and the rest of my team."
"There's a man who was a legendary Fighting-type Gym Leader in his day living on this island. But I'm too intimidated to actually try to go and meet the legend in the flesh..."
"You never quite know when an Emolga might swoop down... It's difficult to plan your counter for such an unpredictable Pokémon."
"This area reminds me of Stow-on-Side... Thinking all of the members of the Fighting Gym back home spurs me to train all the harder!"
"Going barefoot makes it more effective when you need to dig in your heels and stand firm. I suspect that's why Machamp always goes barefoot as well!"
"I find swimming can be very effective when I want to build strength. That means Nessa must be getting quite a lot of training in every day!"
"Doesn't the layout of this area remind you of a pitch surrounded by spectators' seats? It's helpful for visualizing a real battle scenario."
"It feels to me like training in harsher weather is more effective than on mild days like this. On the other hand, at least my bare feet get less muddy when it's nice and clear."
  • During overcast conditions
"When my thoughts get as murky and gloomy as the sky is right now, sparring with Machamp clears the clouds straight from my mind."
  • During rain or thunderstorms
"No matter how hard the rain pummels you, you've got to keep swinging those fists! You must believe that every punch drives you one step closer to victory!"
"This sandstorm is nothing to me. It's about as scary as the attack Splash! Not that I'm trying to pick a fight with Nessa..."
"Even if you can't see your opponent, you can still sense their presence with your mind’s eye. Being stuck in a bank of thick fog is perfect training for this skill."
Wyndon Stadium (Galarian Star Tournament)
Partnering with Bea
  • On the field before the first round battle
"Let's do our best together, hand in hand."
  • On the field before the second round battle
"Let's keep our teamwork honed sharp for the second round."
  • On the field before the last round battle
"This is the final battle. Let's make sure to have no regrets, whether we win or lose."
  • Winning the Tournament
"We did it... We have won the tournament! I can stand tall knowing that we were able to give all that we had together in this fight."
  • Compliments to other Trainers before battle
"A legendary Fighting Gym Leader and former Champion... It is an honor to face you."
  • Replies to other Trainers before battle
"Agreed. We couldn't have asked for better opponents. I will press onward toward victory with every ounce of strength in my body and soul!"
  • Conversations with other Trainers
"I'm truly honored to get to battle alongside such a legendary Champion."
"I look forward to learning from the ever-shifting nature of your Water-type moves!"
  • Replies to other Trainers
"That's an encouraging sentiment. Let's take the fight to them, Gordie."
  • On the last Pokémon
"You'd better concentrate! If you make the smallest slip, I'll pounce on it!"
"Time to go on the offensive! We'll change the course of this battle with one hit!"
  • Being defeated
"Time to make sure my uniform and head are both on straight and go do some more training."


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Artwork of Bea
from Pokémon: Twilight Wings
Artwork of Bea, Machop, Machoke, and Machamp
by Yojiro Arai from Pokémon: Twilight Wings


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Icon from the
Galarian Star Tournament menu

League Cards

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

In the anime

Bea in the anime

In the main series

Bea made her main series debut in JN034. She first battled the Karate Master at the Fighting Dojo in Saffron City and won. Soon after, she was challenged to a World Coronation Series battle by Ash and had a two-on-two battle with him. She used her Hawlucha and Grapploct to battle Farfetch'd and Riolu and emerged victorious without losing a single Pokémon, causing her rank to go up.

Bea reappeared in a flashback in JN036.

Bea reappeared in JN039, where she was training at the Cianwood Gym with Chuck when she received a challenge to a rematch from Ash. Bea accepted, using her Hitmontop and Grapploct to battle Pikachu and Riolu. The battle ended with a draw.


Bea has a strong and confident personality, having been trained in Galar karate by her father since she was young. While she shows proper discipline and etiquette in battle, Bea speaks frankly and directly, calling Korrina "weak" and pointing out Ash's openings as she sees them. Extremely powerful, Bea was able to defeat other Fighting-type experts like Korrina and the Kanto Fighting Dojo Karate Master. Like Ash, Bea aims to win against Leon in the World Coronation Series, in order to prove herself as the strongest Trainer in the world.

However, Bea is revealed to be less hardened outside of battle, and she appears to have acknowledged Ash and his Riolu as rivals after they battled to a draw in JN039. Like in the games, Bea has a hidden love of sweets, gladly eating Chuck's complementary sweets with her Pokémon and sharing it with Ash's own Pokémon as well.


This listing is of Bea's known Pokémon in the anime:

On hand
Bea's Grapploct
Grapploct is Bea's first known Pokémon. It was first used in her battle against the Karate Master and won after defeating his Hitmonchan. Grapploct then was Bea's second Pokémon in her World Coronation Series battle against Ash, where it went up against his Riolu. After a tough battle, Grapploct won.

In JN039, Grapploct battled Chuck's Poliwrath before Ash arrived to have a rematch against Bea. It was the second Pokémon Bea used after Hitmontop lost to Pikachu. Grapploct was able to defeat Pikachu before battling Riolu, with the match coming to a draw.

Grapploct's known moves are Detect, Close Combat, Liquidation, and Octolock.

Debut JN034
Voice actors
Japanese Noriaki Kanze
Bea's Hawlucha
Hawlucha is Bea's second known Pokémon. She used it in her World Coronation Series battle against Ash, where it went up against his Farfetch'd and won. Afterwards, Hawlucha was recalled for Grapploct.

Hawlucha's known moves are Hone Claws, Karate Chop*, and Flying Press.

Debut JN034
Bea's Hitmontop
Hitmontop is Bea's third known Pokémon. In JN039, Bea used him as the first Pokémon in her rematch against Ash, where he went up against Pikachu. Despite landing some damage, Hitmontop was eventually defeated.

Hitmontop's known moves are Gyro Ball, Focus Energy, and Triple Kick.

Debut JN034
Bea's Fighting-type Pokémon
Fighting-type Pokémon
Bea owns many Fighting-type Pokémon. Among them, she has Pangoro, Throh, Tyrogue, Scraggy, Machop, Machoke, Machamp, and Sawk.
Debut JN034
Traveling with
Bea Rotom Phone.png
Rotom Phone


Pokémon competitions
World Coronation Series
  • Rank 751 (prior to JN034)* (Great Class)
  • Rank 193 (as of JN039) (Great Class)

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 日笠陽子 Yōko Hikasa

In Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Bea briefly debuted in Letter, where she battled Leon in a Pokémon League tournament and lost, this specific battle is the starting point for several events shown in the series. She was later seen on a mountain with a Rhydon.

In Training, Bea was revealed to have traveled to the Wild Area to train after her loss to Leon. She and her Pokémon eventually got trapped in a cave while taking shelter from rain, but they later managed to find another exit.

In Buddy, Hop watched her match with Leon on television. In Sky, she gave her thoughts about Leon in an interview.

In The Gathering of Stars, she was seen eating in a café with her Machop and two Lasses after receiving an invitation letter for the Galarian Star Tournament. She was later seen at Wyndon Stadium, walking out onto the field for the tournament's opening ceremony.


Bea has a strong personality, and she hates losing. Through the strict training she endured from a very young age, Bea has developed discipline and a strong work ethic in both karate and Pokémon battles. She is also willing to push herself to the extreme in the name of self-betterment and improvement and expects the same of her Pokémon, but isn't above admitting she went too far if necessary. She has a soft spot for sweets and, though concealing her emotions during matches, feels strongly about many things and is known to show a more open side to her partner Pokémon.


Bea keeps all of her Pokémon in Ultra Balls.

Bea's Machamp
Machamp is Bea's first known Pokémon. It was used in her battle in a Pokémon League tournament against Leon, but lost. It later trained alongside her and her other Pokémon in the Wild Area.

It reappeared in Buddy, where it was seen on television.

None of Machamp's moves are known.

Debut Letter
Voice actors
Japanese Masaaki Ihara (TW01)
Tsuguo Mogami (TW02)
Bea's Machop
Machop is Bea's second known Pokémon. It was seen training with her and her other Pokémon in the Wild Area. It is very caring towards her, such as when it handed out a chocolate bar to her when she was feeling down.

Machop appears again in The Gathering of Stars.

None of Machop's moves are known.

Debut Training
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Laura Post
Bea's Machoke
Machoke is Bea's third known Pokémon. It was seen training with her and her other Pokémon in the Wild Area, though it was fairly fatigued every time they train.

None of Machoke's moves are known.

Debut Training
Voice actors
Japanese Tsuguo Mogami
Bea's Sirfetch'd
Sirfetch'd is seen at Bea's side during an interview at her dojo.

None of Sirfetch'd's moves are known.

Debut Sky

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 喜多村英梨 Eri Kitamura
English Laura Stahl
Korean 박리나 Park Rina

In the GOTCHA! music video

Bea briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters manga

Bea debuted in JNM11, where she battled Ash in a World Coronation Series match.



In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Bea or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Bea's Pokémon
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.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Hitmontop Fighting Vivid Voltage Uncommon 088/185 Amazing Volt Tackle C 058/100
Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Bea Su Vivid Voltage Uncommon 147/185 Amazing Volt Tackle U 093/100
Vivid Voltage Rare Ultra 180/185 Amazing Volt Tackle SR 109/100
Vivid Voltage Rare Secret 193/185 Amazing Volt Tackle HR 116/100



Language Name Origin
Japanese サイトウ Saitou 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)
Brazilian Portuguese Bia From her English name and possibly from briga (fight)
Russian Би Bi Transcription of her English name
Thai ไชโต Saitou Transcription of her Japanese name


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