サイトウ Saitou
"The Galar karate prodigy!"
Sword Shield Bea.png
Artwork from Sword and Shield by take[1]
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, Masters EX
Leader of Stow-on-Side Stadium
Badge Fighting Badge
Specializes in Fighting types
Game animation debut Letter
English voice actor Laura Stahl (Twilight Wings)
Shara Kirby[2] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Eri Kitamura[3] (Twilight Wings, Masters EX)
Anime debut Solitary and Menacing!
English voice actor Tiana Camacho
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 core series

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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.[4] 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

In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Bea (Masters)


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


Icon from the
Galarian Star Tournament menu

League Cards

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


Main article: Bea/Quotes

In the anime

Bea in the anime

Main series

Bea made her main series debut in Solitary and Menacing!. 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 Making Battles in the Sand!.

Bea reappeared in Octo-Gridlock at the Gym!, 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.

A silhouette of Bea along with her Grapploct was revealed at the end of Thrash of the Titans!, revealing that she had advanced to the Ultra Class of the World Coronation Series.

She made a cameo appearance at the end of JN077 while watching Ash’s World Coronation Series match against Volkner. During this appearance, she was revealed to possess a Dynamax Band.

Bea will reappear in JN085.


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 "overconfident" 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 Octo-Gridlock at the Gym!. 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
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. Despite Riolu putting up a good fight, Grapploct won with relative ease.

In Octo-Gridlock at the Gym!, 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 Solitary and Menacing!
Voice actors
Japanese Noriaki Kanze
English James Weaver Clark
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 Solitary and Menacing!
Voice actors
Japanese Ryota Iwasaki
English H.D. Quinn
Hitmontop is Bea's third known Pokémon. In Octo-Gridlock at the Gym!, 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 Solitary and Menacing!
Voice actors
Japanese Kei Shindō
Fighting-type Pokémon
Bea owns many Fighting-type Pokémon. Among them, she has Pangoro, Throh, Tyrogue, Scraggy, Machop, Machoke, Machamp, and Sawk.
Debut Solitary and Menacing!
Traveling with
Rotom Phone


Pokémon competitions
World Coronation Series

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 日笠陽子 Yōko Hikasa
English Tiana Camacho
Polish Jadwiga Gryn
Brazilian Portuguese Pamella Rodrigues

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.

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)
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
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
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


Bea briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Bea in Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

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



Pokémon Adventures

Bea debuted in PASS15. Unlike the games, she and Allister alternate on who runs the Stow-on-Side Stadium as its Gym Leader. She was first heard talking to Melony over the phone about Bede's forced withdrawal from the Gym Challenge.

In PASS18, it was revealed that Bea had battled Marnie and lost to her, despite the type advantage her Pokémon had against Marnie's Morpeko.


Grapploct is Bea's first known Pokémon. It was first seen in Casey's fantasy when she talked to Allister about Stow-on-Side's Gym Leaders.

None of Grapploct's moves are known.

Debut PASS15
Hitmontop is Bea's second known Pokémon. He was first seen in Marnie's fantasy when she recalled her Gym battle against Bea.

None of Hitmontop's moves are known.

Debut PASS18

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   Vivid Voltage   088/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   058/100
Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Bea Su Vivid Voltage   147/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   093/100
Vivid Voltage   180/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   109/100
Vivid Voltage   193/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   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 / choidáu (kidney bean) and 鬥 / 斗 dòu / dau (fight)
Chinese (Cantonese) 彩豆 Chóidáu
Brazilian Portuguese Bia From her English name and possibly from briga (fight)
Russian Би Bi Transcription of her English name
Thai ไชโต Chaito Transcription of her Japanese name


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