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Bianca
ベル Bel
Bianca B2W2 chapter.png
Age 16 (as of the eleventh chapter)
Gender Female
Eye color Green
Hair color Blonde
Hometown Nuvema Town
Region Unova
Relatives Father, mother
Trainer class Trainer
Game counterpart Bianca

Bianca (Japanese: ベル Bel) is a supporting character of the Pokémon Adventures manga series.

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Character

Bianca is a newly starting out Pokémon Trainer along with her two friends, Black and Cheren. She and Cheren are well acquainted with Professor Juniper and were the ones who recommended him to be the third Unova Pokédex holder despite her having never met the boy before. She is described as a girl who goes about in her own pace and is prone to impulsive actions that can get her and those around her in trouble.

History

Past

Bianca, along with Cheren, has been friends with Black since they were small children. As the three played together, Black would eventually gain an interest in challenging the Pokémon League, but needed an excuse to set off on a journey. After learning about the Pokédex via a televised interview with Cedric Juniper, Bianca suggested that Black should capture a Pokémon and earn a Pokédex from Cedric. While searching on Route 1 for something to catch, Bianca was attacked by a wild Rufflet, but was saved by Black with the help of a wild Munna.

Black & White chapter

Bianca at age five

Bianca debuted in Choices. She and Cheren met with Professor Juniper at her laboratory to ask why the starter Pokémon and Pokédexes that were supposed to be delivered to Black's house haven't arrived yet. They discovered that two of the starters had gotten into a fight with each other while the third ran off elsewhere. While Professor Juniper cleaned up the mess, Bianca took Oshawott for herself and gave Snivy to Cheren, stating that it resembled him. They tracked Tepig's footprints to a nearby cliffside, where they found it and Black stuck in a tree, being attacked by a wild Pokémon. Professor Juniper decided to use the moment to see if Black was still worthy of owning a Pokédex despite the trouble he caused her. By cooperating with Tepig, Black managed to defeat the Sewaddle that was attacking him. With Sewaddle defeated, Black immediately left to start his journey, leaving the others behind. Later, Bianca and Cheren realized that because of Black's negligence, their Pokédexes ended up left in a puddle, causing them to malfunction.

In A Nickname for Tepig, Bianca and Cheren had a quick sparring match that ended in Bianca's loss. Professor Juniper revealed that repairing the Pokédexes would take longer than she expected. With Black having the only working Pokédex, Professor Junper told Bianca and Cheren to go find Black and tell him to take care of it.

Bianca in the Black & White chapter

In Welcome to Striaton City!!, Bianca and Cheren found Black at the Striaton Gym. They chastised Black for leaving home without them and causing their Pokédexes to get damaged. Seeing the conversation, the Gym Leaders, Cilan, Cress, and Chili, allowed Bianca and Cheren to participate in the Gym challenge alongside Black. Together, Bianca, Cheren, and Black managed to defeat the triplet Gym Leaders and earn the Trio Badge. Afterward, Black apologized for his actions and gave Cheren and Bianca a Xtransceiver each so they could keep in touch. After going their separate ways, Bianca and Cheren realized they never exchanged numbers with Black, forcing them to go and find him again.

In Big City Battles, Bianca walked through the streets of Castelia City in order to find Black for his Xtransceiver number. She was knocked unconscious by a Team Plasma Grunt's Amoonguss and had her new Litwick stolen. After learning of the situation, Black managed to track the thieves to their hideout and rescued all of the Pokémon they had stolen, including Bianca's Litwick.

In With a Little Help from My Friends, White encountered Bianca playing the flute in Anville Town. Bianca confessed that she was feeling depressed because she had spent most of her journey avoiding her overprotective father, which prevented her from improving her skill in battling. To hopefully cheer her up, White showed off Bianca's musical skill to a Guitarist she knew and took Bianca to Café Sonata to potentially start a career in music. Just as they arrived, Bianca and White found the place in shambles, it having been ransacked by a wild Vullaby in its pursuit of a Meloetta. The Guitarist revealed it was his dream to play music with Meloetta, but Vullaby's attack left his hand broken. Feeling sorry for the man, Bianca grabbed his guitar, intending to play with Meloetta in his place.

In A Lost Melody, White kept Vullaby and its allies busy while Bianca struggled to learn how to play the song on the Guitarist's sheet music. After perfecting it, she helped Meloetta remember the move Relic Song, allowing it to achieve its Pirouette Forme. With its new form, Meloetta easily defeated the Vullaby horde, allowing White to capture the leader and add it to her team. Inspired the ordeal, Bianca told Professor Juniper she decided to become her assistant and give up on her journey. When asked about the newly-repaired Pokédex, Bianca decided to give it to White.

Black 2 & White 2 chapter

Two years later, in The Transfer Student, Bianca was called over to the Aspertia City Trainers' School that Cheren started teaching at. She presented two Pokédexes to Blake and Whitley, the winners of an exhibition tournament between Cheren's students. Later, Bianca talked to Cheren about his first day as a teacher. They were interrupted by a call from Drayden, who informed them of the third Legendary Dragon of the Unova region: Kyurem. He noted that Team Plasma may have revived in order to obtain Kyurem for themselves.

In PS541, Bianca, Fennel, Amanita, Professor Juniper, and Cedric Juniper hid in Fennel's house in Striaton City, which had been frozen by Team Plasma's flying ship, the Plasma Frigate. Fennel revealed that she discovered another dimension known as the Pokémon Dream World and hypothesized that Black may have been sent there after being sealed into the Light Stone. Hearing this, Bianca immediately decided to go to the Entralink, but Fennel admitted she already sent White there to confirm her theory. The plan proved to be a success, as White managed to find and obtain the Light Stone.

In PS547, Bianca and Cedric traveled to Undella Town, which had also been frozen by the Plasma Frigate. They attempted to break the ice covering the Marine Tube's entrance to free Cheren and his class, who had been using the place as shelter. With the combined might of Water Pledge, Grass Pledge, and Fire Pledge, Bianca, Cheren, Cedric, and Benga destroyed the ice and rescued everyone. After confirming the safety of Cheren's missing students, Bianca revealed to him that Black had been freed from the Light Stone. Later, Bianca and Cheren 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. Bianca, Black, White, Blake, Whitley, Hugh, Cheren, Benga, and Cedric combined the might of all three stages of the Unova starter Pokémon and unleashed a triple Water, Grass, and Fire Pledge combination attack, successfully dousing the flames.

In PS548, Bianca attended the Trainers' School graduation ceremony, where she watched Cheren's students graduate.

Pokémon

Bianca's Oshawott
Oshawott
Main article: Bianca's Oshawott

Oshawottis Bianca's first known Pokémon. It was first seen in Professor Juniper's lab where it tried to stop a fight between Tepig and Snivy, only to be hit by the latter and making it join the fight as well, leaving the lab in a complete mess. Later, it was delivered to Black along with Tepig and Snivy and once again stopped his partners from a fight. Afterward, Bianca took Oshawott for herself.

Debut Fussing and Fighting
Bianca's Lampent

Bianca's Lampent
Litwick → Lampent
Lampent is Bianca's second known Pokémon. It was first seen as a Litwick, where it was used to help Bianca light her way as she walked through the streets of Castelia City alone, but was stolen by a Team Plasma Grunt shortly afterward. It was rescued and returned to Bianca by the combined effort of Black, White, Burgh, and Iris. In Mr. Perfect, it was revealed to have evolved into a Lampent.

None of Lampent's moves are known and its Ability is Flash Fire.

Debut Big City Battles

Befriended

Bianca's Petilil
Petilil
Bianca befriended this Petilil when she was a little girl. She was forced to give her up by her overprotective father.

None of Petilil's moves are known.

Debut Black's First Trainer Battle

Borrowed

Bianca's father's Stoutland
Stoutland
Stoutland is a Pokémon Bianca borrowed from her father. It was borrowed by Bianca, Cheren, and Black to practice Pokémon battling.

None of Stoutland's moves are known.

Debut A Nickname for Tepig
Bianca's father's Unfezant
Unfezant
Unfezant is a Pokémon Bianca borrowed from her father. He was borrowed by Bianca, Cheren, and Black to practice Pokémon battling.

None of Unfezant's moves are known.

Debut A Nickname for Tepig

Badges obtained

Trivia

  • She and Cheren break the pattern that the games set, as in, instead of her having the starter that would be weaker to the player character (in this case, Black), she instead has the starter that is stronger to his.

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