Bede is one of the player's rivals. He is an arrogant, rude young man who had been personally sponsored by Rose, who gave Bede his first Pokémon, later revealed to be his Hatterene, upon visiting his orphanage when he was a child. The player and Hop first meet him when signing up for the Gym Challenge, though his name is not revealed at the time. While he is competing in the Gym Challenge to become Champion, he has been gathering Wishing Stars in large quantities to help the Chairman realize his ambition. However, in his zealous pursuit of Wishing Stars, Bede brings harm to a historic landmark in Stow-on-Side, and he is disowned by Rose and disqualified from the Gym Challenge.
After the player returns from Ballonlea to Hammerlocke with the Fairy Badge, Opal notices the sulking Bede and is struck with inspiration, asking him to become her successor. Bede reluctantly agrees, believing he will become stronger in the process. Bede eventually returns as a Gym Leader, interrupting the finals of the Champion Cup and demanding to battle the player, staking his career on his victory. After losing, Bede, who had begun to regret accepting Opal's offer, reveals he was planning on using the result of the battle as an excuse to get away from his mentor. However, after hearing the crowd cheer him on despite his loss, he feels obligated to continue training, figuring he will be able to completely surpass Opal soon.
After the player becomes Champion, the player, Hop, and former Gym Leader Piers head to Ballonlea Stadium while trying to stop Sordward and Shielbert, but in the lobby, Bede confidently declares that he has taken care of the Dynamax Pokémon running rampant in his Stadium already. The player's group attempts to leave but Bede refuses to let them go until he has a battle with the new Champion. After some assurance from Opal, the group decides to indulge Bede. During the battle, Bede acknowledges the player's strength, and after being defeated, accepts them as Champion. A more humble Trainer now, Bede swears he'll overcome his weakness and, in his words, "reach the pinnacle of what Fairy types can do."
"Bede spent some time living in an orphanage after his family ran into some trouble when he was young. He always had difficulty getting along with others and would constantly get into fights. That is until one day Rose visited the facility. Rose gave Bede a Pokémon, which changed Bede's life forever. He showed talent as a Trainer and threw himself into Pokémon battles, becoming stronger by the day. He has joined the Gym Challenge with an endorsement from the chairman himself, and Bede plans to prove that the chairman's faith was not misplaced."
Rare League Card
"He was appointed by the former Gym LeaderOpal to become the new Gym Leader of Ballonlea Stadium. The general consensus is that Opal's harsh training has in fact mellowed him out. Though he himself has never confirmed nor denied this, it should be noted that he no longer refuses to give autographs. Additionally, it seems his skills as a Pokémon Trainer have also increased rather dramatically. Recently, his intrusion during the Finals of the Champion Cup has gained popularity, and fans wish to see that kind of performance again. Bede himself is not sure how to react."
Bede used this Copperajah he borrowed from Rose to destroy the mural in Stow-on-Side in pursuit of Wishing Stars. It was confiscated after the Chairman disavowed him. It is unknown if this Copperajah is the same Copperajah the Chairman uses in battle.
Bede debuted in Watch Out!! Strong Rivals. He was first seen in front of the Galar Mine, unable to enter due to a large boulder blocking the entrance. Casey, Hop, and Marnie combined their Pokémon's attacks to move the boulder. After the others went inside, Henry pointed out that Bede was protecting the boulder and speculated his goal was to obtain Wishing Stars found inside the mine. Later, everyone gathered at Turffield Stadium, where they each fought a Gym battle against Milo and won.
In Blazing!! Bede's Feelings, Bede learned that Rose had dinner with Henry in Hulbury, infuriating him. Wanting to have Henry retire from the Gym Challenge, Bede challenged him to a battle but lost. Despite this, Bede revealed the reason he was collecting Wishing Stars was to help Rose.
Bede after training with Opal
In PASS14, Stow-on-Side, Bede watched Henry's Gym battle against Allister, but felt the former's performance was lacking and quickly left. Afterward, he used Rose's Copperajah to try and destroy the Stow-on-Side mural, but was found by Casey, Marvin, Professor Magnolia, and Allister. Bede was then caught by several League Staff at the request of Rose, who reprimanded Bede for damaging an important piece of Galar's history. As punishment for his actions, Bede was disqualified from the Gym Challenge.
In PASS16, in Hammerlocke, Bede finished his forced withdrawal from the Gym Challenge. He was given a letter from Ballonlea Gym Leader, Opal, but crushed it in his hands without reading it. He was then alerted to a loud rumbling and wondered if it came from the Hammerlocke Energy Plant. At the plant, Bede met Sonia and witnessed Leon trying to enter the building only to be turned away by the League Staff. Worried for Rose's safety, Bede attempted to break in, but was warned by Raihan that his behavior would potentially lower Rose's opinion of him even further should everything be fine.
In PASS20, Bede accepted Opal's invitation and visited her at the Ballonlea Stadium. Opal, having taken a liking to Bede's personality, accepted him as a successor for her title of Gym Leader. He subsequently started undertaking the training necessary to be ready for this position at the Gym.
In PASS25, the Galar Gym Leaders agreed to gather at Rose Tower to find out whether or not Rose intended on bringing harm to the region. Bede and Opal arrived first, but were stopped by Oleana. While Oleana kept the Gym Leaders busy, Bede, Henry, Casey, Hop, and Marnie headed up the elevator to meet with Rose, only to learn he wasn't in the building. Appearing on a video screen, Rose revealed that he would be restarting the Darkest Day in order to ensure Galar has a future. Power Spot lights then began appearing all over Galar, causing Pokémon to begin Dynamaxing at random. While some went back to their hometowns to help deal with the rampaging Dynamax Pokémon, Bede traveled with the others to the Hammerlocke Energy Plant, where they were joined by Leon's group. Upon entering the building, everyone found Rose ecstatic that his plan was a success.
Rose explained he meant no harm to Galar and sent Sordward and Shielbert to defeat Eternatus and prevent the Darkest Day from spiraling out of control. Despite their claims of being descendants of the heroes that once stopped the Darkest Day, Sordward and Shielbert were unable to win, forcing Rose to take their place. Oleana explained that Rose's actions were for the benefit of Galar and requested that everyone help stop Eternatus. The group agreed and made their way to the summit, only to find Rose had already been defeated.
A Galarian Rapidash is Bede's second known Pokémon. It was first used as a Ponyta to attack Henry, but was defeated by his Steeler. It evolved into a Rapidash sometime during Bede's training with Opal.