バンジロウ Banjirō
Black 2 White 2 Benga.png
Artwork from Black 2 and White 2
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Red
Hair color Red and orange
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Relatives Alder (grandfather)
Trainer class Boss Trainer
Generation V
Games Black 2 and White 2
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Debut Pink Slip

Benga (Japanese: バンジロウ Banjirō) is a Pokémon Trainer from Unova. He is Alder's grandson and the final Boss Trainer of the Black TowerB2/White TreehollowW2.

In the core series games

Benga is a Trainer who appears in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. After the player has defeated Alder in Floccesy Town after becoming Champion, Benga will rush in and tell his grandfather that he has successfully made it to the top of the Black Tower in Black CityB2/deepest part of the White Treehollow in White ForestW2. Upon noticing the player, he urges them to challenge the facility as well and meet him there.

Benga is encountered a couple times throughout the player's journey through the Black TowerB2/White TreehollowW2, until he is finally battled as the Boss Trainer of Area 10, the final area of the facility. After being defeated, he tells the player to come meet him at Alder's house in Floccesy Town. If the player then returns to the house with an empty slot in their party, Benga will give them a Shiny GibleB2/DratiniW2 as a gift, before returning to the Black TowerB2/White TreehollowW2.


Pokémon Black 2

Pokémon White 2

Gives away

Black 2 White 2
Dragon Ground
Sand Veil
Held item:
  Exp. Share
Gible Lv.1 
Normal Physical
Dragon Unknown
Shed Skin
Held item:
  Exp. Share
Dratini Lv.1 
Normal Physical
Normal Status


Pokémon Black and White 2

Floccesy Town
"Gramps! I did it! I did it! I DID it! The Black TowerB2/White TreehollowW2! I made it to the topB2/deepest partW2!"
"Hey! Gramps! You know how strong I am! Hey, hey!"
"Who's that?"
"I knew it! That Trainer smells tough!"
"No! I know that Trainer's strong! And I want to battle! But those Pokémon haven't been through enough! Me! And my Pokémon! We climbed to the topB2/made it to the deepest partW2 of the Black TowerB2/White TreehollowW2! You do that too! There we'll see who's stronger! Let's try hard to be the best! Later! Gramps and <player>!"
Black TowerB2/White TreehollowW2
  • Area 3 Boss Trainer room
"This area is no problem, right? For you guys. I mean, you have your Pokémon with you. Right! Keep on going with your Pokémon! I'll be waiting for you higher upB2/down belowW2!"
  • Area 6 elevator room
"Oh, hey! You made it this far, huh? You and your Pokémon sure make a great team! I tell you, it's the teamwork between humans and Pokémon that brought the world to where it is today. Throughout history we've complemented each other to overcome all obstacles! It might be that this place exists so we can experience that history firsthand! See you around!"
  • Before battle
"Back in Grampa Alder's house. We promised, remember? We're gonna compete with each other. And see who's stronger!"
  • After being defeated
"So exciting! You and your Pokémon's combination! Amazing teamwork! Places where humans can't go alone. Places where Pokémon don't think to go. You can go anywhere with teamwork. Between Trainers and Pokémon! Like you and me! I'm glad you understand that now! Hey! Hey!! Hey!!! You'd better come to Grampa's house! You know where it is: in Floccesy Town! I'll give you something awesome! It's a promise, OK?"
Rematch (after receiving GibleB2/DratiniW2 in Floccesy Town)
  • Before battle
"You and us! Our Pokémon! The strength we have! We'll give it our all! No holding back!
  • After being defeated
"So exciting! My grampa was the Champion! But Trainers like you are even stronger! We just need to keep competing! Then we can keep aiming higher! As Pokémon Trainers! And as people! And it's all thanks to our Pokémon! Come again! I want to keep aiming higher!
Floccesy Town (after defeating Benga)
"Hey! Hey! Hey! It was a promise! Between me and you! We had the best match! This is to remember it by! Raise this GibleB2/DratiniW2!
  • If the player's party is full
"Hey! What's going on? Your party's full, huh? OK! OK! Got it! I'll wait here!"
  • After receiving the GibleB2/DratiniW2
"I'll leave it with you! Take good care of it! <player>! I'll be waiting for you in the Black TowerB2/White TreehollowW2!"



Concept art from Black 2 and White 2


Sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
VS sprite from
Black 2 and White 2

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Benga in Pokémon Adventures

Benga first appeared in Pink Slip. He is a first-year student at the Aspertia City Trainers' School, alongside Blake, Whitley, Hugh, Leo, Yuki, Yuko, and Maya. On the first day of school, Benga fought in a battle against Blake, Hugh and Leo, which led to Benga's suspension.

After his suspension period had ended, Benga returned to school, only to find that his class had gone off to Castelia City on a trip. Following their tracks, Benga traveled to Castelia with Marlon, only to witness the city getting frozen by the Plasma Frigate. Benga and Marlon found the class, unconscious but unharmed, and took them to the Marine Tube to recuperate. Once the class had woken up, Benga and Marlon explained everything to them, and revealed that they were gathering forces to help launch a counterattack against Team Plasma.

By The Final Battle: Crushed Ambition, the Marine Tube had been frozen over, along with the rest of Undella Town. With the combined power of Fire Pledge, Grass Pledge, and Water Pledge, Benga, Cheren, Bianca, and Cedric Juniper managed to break through the ice and free everyone trapped inside. Benga and the others were transported to the abandoned N's Castle. The area had been set ablaze when the Plasma Frigate crashed into it, putting the Pokémon Team Plasma left behind at risk. Benga, Black, White, Blake, Whitley, Hugh, Cheren, Bianca, and Cedric combined the might of all three stages of the Unova first partner Pokémon and unleashed a triple Fire, Grass, and Water Pledge combination attack, successfully dousing the flames.

In Epilogue: Graduation Ceremony, Benga attended the Trainers' School graduation ceremony with his classmates.



Gible → Gabite
Gabite is Benga's first known Pokémon. He was first seen assisting Benga by carrying firewood to help Benga's classmates recuperate from the cold caused by Castelia City being frozen. On Benga's first day of school, Gabite, then a Gible, was used to battle Blake, Hugh, and Leo, but was defeated.

None of Gabite's moves are known.

Debut Pink Slip

Larvesta → Volcarona
Volcarona is Benga's second known Pokémon. It was first seen assisting Benga by setting some firewood alight to help Benga's classmates recuperate from the cold caused by Castelia City being frozen. Due to the Marine Tube being an enclosed space, Marlon put out the flames with his Jellicent. On Benga's first day of school, Volcarona, then a Larvesta, was used to battle Blake, Hugh, and Leo, but was defeated.

None of Volcarona's moves are known.

Debut Pink Slip

Tepig → Pignite
Pignite is Benga's third known Pokémon. It was first seen as a Tepig being used to train at White Treehollow, where it battled Gorm's Sigilyph and Cofagrigus. Later, as a Pignite, it was used to break through the ice covering the Marine Tube. By combining its Fire Pledge with the other two Pledge moves, it successfully broke through, freeing everyone.

Pignite's only known move is Fire Pledge.

Debut Giant Chasm


  • Benga wears a necklace of Poké Balls in a similar manner to his grandfather, Alder.


Language Name Origin
Japanese バンジロウ Banjirō From 蕃石榴 banjirō (guava)
English Benga From benga (Malabar kino)
German Magno From mango and magnus (Latin for great)
Spanish Guayo From guayabo (guava)
French Guajava From Psidium guajava, the scientific name for the common guava
Italian Fedio From feijoa (pineapple guava)
Korean 구아버 Guaver From 구아바 guava
Chinese (Mandarin 蕃石郎 Fānshíláng From 番石榴 fānshíliú (guava) and 郎 láng (young man; common suffix in Japanese male names)

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

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