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If you were looking for the character from Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias, see Bianca (M05).

Bianca
ベル Bel
Black 2 White 2 Bianca.png
Art from Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
Age 14BW[1][2]
16B2W2
Gender Female
Eye color Green
Hair color Blonde
Hometown Nuvema Town
Region Unova
Relatives Unnamed father, unnamed mother
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer
Generation V
Games Black and White,
Black 2 and White 2
Game animation debut Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer
English voice actor Eileen Stevens
Japanese voice actor Ayana Taketatsu
Anime counterpart Bianca
Counterpart debut Minccino—Neat and Tidy!
Manga counterpart(s) Bianca

Bianca (Japanese: ベル Bel) is a Pokémon Trainer from the Unova region.

She is a rival character in Pokémon Black and White and an Assistant Pokémon Professor to Professor Juniper in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.

Contents

In the games

Role

Pokémon Black and White

Like the player, Bianca lives in the starting town of Nuvema Town, and is also a childhood friend of the player (and soon-to-be rival). Though being described as 'flighty' by Professor Juniper and Cheren, she also has a strong and determined side, which she demonstrates by embarking on a Pokémon journey despite her father's strong opposition. This is emphasized in Nimbasa City, where her father disallows her to become a Pokémon Trainer. With the help of Nimbasa City Gym Leader Elesa, Bianca convinces her father to let her follow her dream.

In keeping with the theme of truth and ideals often seen in Black and White, Bianca represents those who pursue truth—this is highlighted when N comments that Bianca had to face the truth that not everyone can become stronger. She often admits that she is not a strong Trainer compared to the player and Cheren and thinks about what she can do in life (whereas Cheren is seen to ponder about what he should do). Later in the game, she decides to research and learn more about Pokémon with Juniper. Even though she is not as strong in battles as her childhood friends, Bianca discovers that by becoming a Pokémon researcher, she too can make valuable contributions to the Pokémon world.

Like the player and Cheren, Bianca receives a starter Pokémon as a gift from Professor Juniper at the start of the game; she chooses the Pokémon with a type disadvantage to the player's starter Pokémon. The player encounters Bianca on several occasions, where she often challenges the player to a battle.

After the player has defeated Alder, she will be around to battle them on weekends in Nuvema Town.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

In Black 2 and White 2, Bianca appears as Professor Juniper's assistant, giving the player his or her starter Pokémon. She, after not seeing him for two years, will also be reunited with Cheren in Aspertia City.

She appears several times throughout the game, generally running errands for Professor Juniper, such as looking for Tynamo in Chargestone Cave. She will accompany the player as a tag partner on the player's first visit to Reversal Mountain while she investigates the Pokémon Heatran.

She can be called on the Xtransceiver to figure out the player's current Friendship level with Pokémon in his or her party. After the player has defeated the Champion, she can also figure out whether a Pokémon in the player's party has reached its effective cap in effort values for any stat (252), or overall (510).

Pokémon

Pokémon Black and White

First battle

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Second battle

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Third battle

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Fourth battle

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Fifth battle

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Post-game rematch

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Capture tutorial


Caught in tutorial
Spr 5b2 509.png
Type:
Dark Unknown
Ability:
Limber or Unburden
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Purrloin/ Lv.2
Growl
Normal Status
  --  
   
  --  
   
  --  
   
Gives to new Trainers

In Black 2 and White 2, Bianca delivers one of these starter Pokémon to the player on the behalf of Professor Juniper.

Spr 5b2 495.png
Type:
Grass Unknown
Ability:
Overgrow
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Snivy/ Lv.5
Tackle
Normal Physical
Leer
Normal Status
  --  
   
  --  
   
Spr 5b2 498.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Tepig/ Lv.5
Tackle
Normal Physical
Tail Whip
Normal Status
  --  
   
  --  
   
Spr 5b2 501.png
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability:
Torrent
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Oshawott/ Lv.5
Tackle
Normal Physical
Tail Whip
Normal Status
  --  
   
  --  
   
Multi Battle partner


Pokémon World Tournament

Bianca uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles, and all six in Triple Battles.

Driftveil Tournament


Unova Leaders Tournament


World Leaders Tournament


Memory Link (one time only)

Snivy If the player chose SnivyBW:



Tepig If the player chose TepigBW:



Oshawott If the player chose OshawottBW:



Artwork

Black White Bianca.png
Official artwork from
Black and White

Sprites

Spr BW Bianca.png Bianca BW OD.png VSBianca.png Bianca Xtransceiver.png
Sprite from
Black and White
Overworld sprite from
Black and White
VS sprite from
Black and White
Xtransceiver sprite from
Black and White
Spr B2W2 Bianca.png Bianca OD.png B2W2 Bianca Back.png Bianca Xtransceiver 2.png
Sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
Back sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Xtransceiver sprite from
Black 2 and White 2

Quotes

Main article: Bianca/Quotes

In the anime

In the main series

Bianca in the anime
Main article: Bianca (anime)

Bianca appears as a recurring character in the anime. She is a friendly rival of Ash and occasional traveling companion. She is clumsy and hasty, but genuinely goodhearted and cares deeply for her Pokémon and the friends she makes on her journey. Her father did not allow her to travel for some time, causing her to be slightly inexperienced for her age, but she doesn't take the opportunity for granted. She occasionally runs errands for Professor Juniper, one of which was bringing Ash his Badge case.

In the Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer

Bianca as seen in the animated trailer

Bianca appeared in the Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer, where she gave Nate his starter Pokémon.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 竹達彩奈 Ayana Taketatsu
English Eileen Stevens
European Spanish Cristina Yuste


In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Bianca (Adventures)

Bianca appears as a supporting character in Pokémon Adventures.

In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga

Bianca in Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

Bianca is a friend of both Monta and Cheren. Although not much is known about her, she is not as knowledgeable as Cheren. Her starter Pokémon was Oshawott at a type disadvantage to Monta's Snivy. She first appeared with Cheren, and after Cheren's lecture telling Monta his is inexperienced, Bianca says he said too much. She then watches Monta and Cheren battle the Biker King.

Pokémon

Bianca's Samurott
Oshawott → Dewott → Samurott
Main article: Bianca's Oshawott

Bianca's Oshawott was briefly seen in a flashback of the trio receiving their starter Pokémon and next to her whilst watching Monta and Cheren's battle. It was revealed to have evolved into a Samurott way later.

Debut Advance Toward the Path of the Strongest!

In the Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~ manga

Bianca appeared in ANL2.

In the Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends manga

Bianca in Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends

Bianca appeared in Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends. She along with Cheren met up with Touya after Touya's talk with N. Bianca discussed her view on liberation in which she found it to be wrong and cried at the thought of losing her Pignite to them. She and the two boys discovered a little girl with her Minccino taken by Team Plasma. Bianca stayed behind with the girl while Touya went after the Grunts responsible for taking Minccino.

Later, after Touya defeated the two Team Plasma Grunts's Woobat and Watchog, Bianca reunited with him and received a call from Cheren via the Xtransceiver. He told her and Touya to come to the Icirrus Gym. The two went to Icirrus Gym and Cheren informed them about the situation in the Gym. Later, the four went to Dragonspiral Tower to stop N. While Touya went after N, Bianca and the others stayed behind to battle some Team Plasma Grunts who were preventing them from going after N.

Pokémon

Tepig → Pignite
Main article: Bianca's Pignite

Pignite was Bianca's first Pokémon. A flashback of Touya's has shown that she obtained it as a Tepig.

Debut MWL1

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Bianca appears in PMBW01, where she, along with Black and Cheren, go to Professor Juniper's lab to get their first Pokémon.

In the TCG

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

Related cards
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
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Bianca Su Emerging Powers Uncommon 90/98 Virizion Strength Deck   014/014
      Terrakion Strength Deck   014/014
      Cobalion Strength Deck   014/014
      Battle Theme Deck: Victini   021/021
      Battle Gift Set: Thundurus vs Tornadus   020/020
Boundaries Crossed SuperRare Holo 147/149 Cold Flare SR 063/059
      Master Deck Build Box EX   043/046
      Mewtwo Half Deck   015/016
      Genesect Half Deck   015/016
Legendary Treasures Uncommon 109/113 BW-P Promotional cards   098/BW-P
 

Trivia

  • Bianca, Cheren, and N are the only Trainers in Pokémon Black and White with animated battle sprites.
  • When Black and White were first released, Bianca was widely misreported to be the Champion of the Pokémon League.
  • Bianca is the first rival who chooses the starter Pokémon with a type disadvantage to the player's starter Pokémon.
  • In Black and White, Bianca always defeats every Gym after the player and Cheren.
  • In Black and White, if the player character manages to beat Bianca in their first battle without taking any damage, Cheren will make a note on how the player somehow won without taking any damage. As the scenario is highly unlikely to ever happen, the dialog is next to impossible to actually trigger.
  • In the games, Bianca is the first person to give the player their starter Pokémon other than the regional professor.
  • Bianca participates in the Unova and World Leaders Tournaments, despite not being a Gym Leader.
    • She is also the only Trainer to participate in said tournaments who doesn't participate in the Type Expert Tournament.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ベル Bel From the Slavic prefix bel-, white. Also Celtic god of light. Another possibility is "Belle", French for beautiful.
English, French Bianca Means "white" in Italian
German Bell Same as Japanese name
Italian Belle Same as Japanese name
Spanish Bel Same as Japanese name
Korean Bel Same as Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 白露 Báilù Transliteration of her Japanese name. Also translates to white dew.
Chinese (Cantonese) 白露 Baahklouh Same as Mandarin name
Thai เบล Bel Transliteration of her Japanese name
Vietnamese Beru Transliteration of her Japanese name


References

See also

Rival characters
BlueSilverBrendan/MayWallyBarryCherenBiancaHughCalem/Serena
ShaunaTiernoTrevorHauGladionTraceHopBedeMarnieKlaraAvery
RonaldPaulo


Capture tutors
Old manPrimoProfessor OakDudeEthan/LyraWallyLucas/Dawn
Professor JuniperBiancaCalem/SerenaProfessor KukuiLeon


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

Main characters
MontaBiancaCheren
Other
Biker KingDolMuteki

RedClefairyPikachuTogepiTyrogueConkeldurrDedenneChespinFroakie
PM GreenBlueYellowGoldSilver
Professor OakBillBill's wife
BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaSabrinaKogaBlaineGiovanniLoreleiBrunoAgathaLance
Professor ElmEarlClefairy RangersKurtDJ MaryChairmanKiyo
FalknerBugsyWhitneyMortyJasmineChuckPryceClairWillKaren
PMRS RubySapphireRedBlue
Professor BirchMr. StoneMr. BrineyMaxieTetsuyaRydelRydel's rival
Dr. TakedaScott
NormanRoxanneBrawlyWattson
PMDP DiaKazuki
Professor RowanMarsLookerCharon
Dai FugōOkane Daisukī
RoarkAaron
PMBW BlackBiancaCheren
Professor JuniperNCedric JuniperGhetsis
CilanChiliCressLenoraBurghElesaClaySkylaShauntalMarshalGrimsleyCaitlinAlder
PMXY ShaunaProfessor SycamoreSerena
PMSM HalaLillie

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