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Hilda (game)

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トウコ Tōko
Black White Hilda.png
Art from Black and White
Age 14BW
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Dark brown
Hometown Nuvema Town
Region Unova
Relatives Mom, mentioned father (as player)
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer, player character
Generation V
Games Black, White
Manga counterpart(s) White

Hilda (Japanese: トウコ Tōko, romanized as Touko) is the female player character in Pokémon Black and White. Her male counterpart is Hilbert.


In the games

Pokémon Black and White

As the protagonist

Hilda is a girl who lives in Nuvema Town, along with her childhood friends, Cheren and Bianca. If chosen as the player, she will receive a starter Pokémon and a Pokédex from Professor Juniper. After setting off on her Pokémon journey at the same time as Cheren and Bianca, Hilda will at some point be asked by Fennel to do some sort of quest; in return for its completion, Hilda will receive a C-Gear.

As well as encountering and battling her childhood friends at various points during her journey, Hilda will also meet a young man known as N, who wishes to create separate worlds for humans and Pokémon. In order to achieve his goals, he and Hilda will battle several times during the course of the game. Hilda will also battle Team Plasma at various stages of her journey. At the game's climax, Hilda is recognized as a hero by Reshiram or Zekrom, depending on the version.

As a non-playable character

If not chosen as the player, Hilda appears as the player's partner in the Battle Subway when choosing to ride the Multi-Train. Two of the following Pokémon are picked from the corresponding list, depending on what the player wants her to base her team on. If the player chooses "A balance between the two," Hilda's Pokémon are chosen from either list.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

In Black 2 and White 2, the protagonist of Black and White was said to be searching for N in a faraway region and has not yet returned home. Her mom mistakes the player for her.


Battle Subway Pokémon

This is a list of all the Pokémon used in the Multi Train and Super Multi Train battles. Each Pokémon has a non-Hidden Ability that, along with gender, is randomly selected. These Pokémon will always have the maximum 31 individual values across every stat and the full 510 effort values evenly distributed among the noted stats (rounding down).

Offensive-based Pokémon

Defensive-based Pokémon


Battle Subway

  • At the Multi Train and Super Multi Train platforms
"Hi! I'm Hilda! You're challenging the Multi Train for the first time, right? You can't take this challenge alone. You need a partner!" / "Hi, <Player>! Nice to see you again!"
  • Before boarding the Multi Train or Super Multi Train
"Are you here by yourself today? Why don't you team up with me, then? It'll be fun! What sort of Pokémon should I use?"
Focused on Attack: "OK. I'll focus on Attack! Then, let's begin!"
Focused on Defense: "OK. I'll focus on Defense! Then, let's begin!"
Focused on Balance: "OK. I'll focus on a balance between Attack and Defense! Let's begin!"
  • After losing/retiring a challenge
"That was really fun! Let's battle together again!"


Victini-Liberty Garden Island.png Battle Subway artwork.png Hilda and Tepig Artwork.png
Liberty Garden Island artwork with Victini and Hilbert Battle Subway artwork Hilda and Tepig concept artwork
for Kotobukiya ArtFx J figurines


Spr BW Hilda.png Spr BW Hilda 2.png Spr B2W2 Hilda.png Spr B2W2 Hilda 2.png BW Hilda Back.png
Sprite from
Black and White
Wonder Launcher sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Wonder Launcher sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Back sprite from
Black and White
Hildawalkdown.png HildaChallenge.png Hilda intro.png Hilda Xtransceiver.png
Overworld sprite from
Black and White
VS sprite from
Black and White
Intro sprite from
Black and White
Xtransceiver sprite from
Black and White


White, Hilda's Pokémon Adventures counterpart

In the manga

In Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: White (Adventures)

Hilda has a counterpart in the Pokémon Adventures manga named White, who debuted in the Black & White chapter. She owns a company called the BW Agency, and gets the idea to hire Black upon seeing the bond the latter's Tepig had with a female of its species.


  • Prior to the release of Black and White, pre-release media and most fans referred to Hilda as "White".
    • English demos of Black and White referred to Hilda as "Whitlea".
    • English pre-release screenshots referred to Hilda as "Shiro" (the Japanese word for "white").
  • Unused text in Black 2 and White 2 indicates that Hilda and Hilbert were originally planned to be battled at the Pokémon World Tournament.
  • Hilda and Hilbert are the first player characters in the main series not to have pre-programmed names either by choice or in case one isn't specified.
    • They are also the only player characters who don't become Champions by the end of the main game.
  • In the May 2010 volume of CoroCoro Comics, it was stated that Hilda and Hilbert are older than previous player characters, but it is not known how much older they are.
    • According to game scenario author Toshinobu Matsumiya, Hilda and Hilbert were initially visualized to be at the age of 16.[4]
  • One of Pokémon Trainer's palette swaps in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has a color scheme based on Hilda.


Language Name Origin
Japanese トウコ Tōko From 闘 , fight
English Hilda From Hilda, a female name derived from the Old High German word hiltja (battle). Also related to Hildr, the Old Norse word for "battle" and the name of a valkyrie in Norse mythology.
French Ludvina Similar to Ludwig (Hilbert). Possibly from lutte, fight
German Lotta Possibly from lotta, Italian for fight
Italian Anita Similar to Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare
Spanish Liza From liza, "combat" or "arena"
Korean 투희 Tuhui From 투희 (鬪姬) tuhui, battle maiden


Core series: RedLeafEthanKrisLyraBrendanMay
Side series: WesMichael
Spin-off games: LunickSolanaKellynKateBenSummerMarkMint
HeroHeroineLucy FleetfootTodd SnapTim Goodman

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

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