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ノボリ Nobori
Black White Ingo.png
Art from Pokémon Black and White
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Relatives Emmet (twin brother)
Trainer class Subway Boss
Generation V
Games Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
Game animation cameos GOTCHA!
Anime debut Beheeyem, Duosion, and the Dream Thief!
English voice actor Marc Diraison
Japanese voice actor Kensuke Satō

Subway Boss Ingo (Japanese: サブウェイマスターノボリ Subway Master Nobori) is one of the leaders of the Battle Subway in Black, White, Black 2, and White 2, along with Emmet.


In the games

Ingo can be battled in a Single Battle on the Single Train once the player has acquired a 20 win streak, and on the Super Single Train once the player has acquired a 48 win streak. He can also be battled alongside his brother Emmet in a Multi Battle on the Multi Train once the player has acquired a 20 win streak, and on the Super Multi Train once the player has acquired a 48 win streak. His teams are identical in both Black and White and Black 2 and White 2.


Single Trains

On 21st consecutive battle

Super Single Trains

On 49th consecutive battle

Multi Trains

On 21st consecutive battle

Super Multi Trains

On 49th consecutive battle

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

In addition to battles in the Battle Subway, Ingo and his brother are fought in a Multi Battle with the player and their counterpart as part of the story.


Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2

Single Train
  • Before battle
"Thank you for riding the Battle Subway today. I am the Subway Boss Ingo. I will choose the next destination based on your talent. Do you understand Pokémon well? Can you hold on to your principle? Will you go on to victory or defeat? All aboard!"
  • When victorious
"Ah. Your battle was not bad at all. However, we seem to have done slightly better than you. We would really like to battle with you again! Please ride the Battle Subway again!"
  • When defeated
"Bravo!! Your talent has brought you to the destination called Victory! However, your journey has just started. When you choose your next destination, go full speed ahead!"

Super Single Train

  • Before battle
"Welcome! I've been waiting for you! Let me introduce myself... I am the Subway Boss Ingo. What can I see after winning, winning, and winning? Where is my destination? I've kept thinking, and I've learned one thing. That is, you cannot know what happens after winning without winning. Therefore, I will exert every possible effort to battle with you. All aboard!"
  • When victorious
"I have won this time, but your talent is very strong! Your tactics...reading... You have great skills. That's right! I would like to battle you again and again! Please ride the Battle Subway again soon!"
  • When defeated
"Bravo! Excellent!! I am glad that I fought so hard against a wonderful Trainer like you. That's right! You grow stronger by matching yourself against a strong opponent. Please do your best and run toward the destination, an even higher state."
Multi Train
  • Before battle
"I am a Subway Boss, Ingo. The fellow over to the side is also a Subway Boss, Emmet. Will a Multi Battle help us cover each other's weakness? Or will you show your overwhelming power? I look forward to seeing how well you fight. However, it is difficult to win unless you and your partner are in total sync."
  • When victorious
"We make a good two-car train, Ingo and Emmet. This time, we worked together toward a victory. However, your abilities are very impressive."
  • When defeated
"Bravo!! What you showed us is a spark as Trainers. However, let me say just one thing. Winning against us is a milestone in your life. You can rack up more and more. Please move on toward an even greater goal!"
Super Multi Train
  • Before battle
"Let me introduce myself again. I am a Subway Boss, Ingo! Well, there is nothing else to say for the person who comes all the way here. Let's have the greatest battle, better than ever before."
  • When victorious
"We, Ingo and Emmet, are a two-car train. This time, we were able to work toward a victory. Well, will you stop here? Or will you challenge us again? It's up to you. But let me say one thing. There is no terminal called End in your life!"
  • When defeated
"Bravo!! Really excellent! The best combination of you and your Pokémon. It is incredible! When you and someone else combine, your engine powers something special! If you like, please challenge us with a different combination."

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Nimbasa City

"I'm a Subway Boss. My name is Ingo! Usually, I'm having Pokémon battles in the subway that departs from Gear Station."
  • Before battle
"Having a battle in a place like this is a little irregular, but this must've happened for a reason. Battling in a different place will let me see different scenery, and I might learn something, too. Now, Emmet, if you have something to add, please!"
  • When defeated
"Bravo!! What you showed us is the spark of Trainers. However, let me say just one thing. Please move on to an even greater goal."
  • After being defeated
"Bravo! The combination of you and your Pokémon is truly fantastic!"
"Yes! Definitely! Next time, please ride the subway and battle with us there! Well then, we're off! All aboard!"


Spr BW Ingo.png Spr B2W2 Ingo.png Ingo BW OD.png Ingo OD.png
Sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Overworld sprite from
Black and White
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2

In the anime

In the main series

Ingo in the anime

Ingo is an old acquaintance of Cilan’s, having first met at a rail enthusiasts convention. Ingo is referred to as "big brother" by Emmet in the Japanese version of the anime, indicating that he is the older twin.

Ingo debuted at the end of Beheeyem, Duosion, and the Dream Thief! along with Emmet, where they detected that Team Rocket was tampering with the track switches. In The Beartic Mountain Feud!, the pair went in search of what or who was causing these disturbances and they caught a glimpse of two figures—Jessie and James—before they disappeared into the shadows.

In Crisis from the Underground Up! and Battle for the Underground!, Ingo and his brother met Ash, Cilan, and Iris as the train they were riding had stopped. After Pokémon had been stolen from the Pokémon Center, Ingo and Emmet teamed up with the group to coordinate a counter strategy to stop Team Rocket and retrieve all the stolen Pokémon.

In Lost at the Stamp Rally!, Ingo and his brother helped a young girl, Erina, locate her lost Axew. Afterwards, they rewarded Ash and Cilan's good deed by having a Tag Battle against them. Despite Ash and Cilan pushing their hardest, they were finally defeated when Ingo's Chandelure stopped their Pokémon with Psychic, so that Emmet's Eelektross could finish them off with Thunderbolt.

Ingo, along with Emmet, appeared in A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team! as part of a fantasy made up by Soren, who boasted that both he and his brother Rocko had beaten the Subway Bosses in a Tag Battle. However, this claim was quickly disproved by Rocko.

Ingo appeared in a cameo in the ending credits of Genesect and the Legend Awakened, and in Cilan's flashback in Survival of the Striaton Gym!.


Ingo and his brother Emmet are markedly similar. They are both composed and precise in manner, important attributes to his role as one of the Subway Bosses. This also extends into Ingo's battle strategy. He often takes the lead, creating an opening for Emmet to attack.


Ingo's Chandelure
Chandelure was used to aid in retrieving the stolen Pokémon from Team Rocket in Battle For The Underground!.

It appeared again in Lost at the Stamp Rally! alongside Emmet's Eelektross in a Tag Battle against Cilan and Ash. While Eelektross was bearing the brunt of the attacks, Chandelure used Smog to stop Pansage from firing a Solar Beam. Ingo and Emmet then took charge of the match, ultimately winning.

It also appeared in a fantasy in A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team!, and in a flashback in Survival of the Striaton Gym!.

Chandelure's known moves are Psychic, Will-O-Wisp, and Smog.

Debut Battle For The Underground!
Voice actors
Japanese Misato Fukuen
English Sean Schemmel

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 佐藤健輔 Kensuke Satō
English Marc Diraison
Czech Tomáš Juřička
Danish Thomas Kirk
Finnish Ilkka Villi (BW045-BW048)
Peter Pihlström (BW051)
German Wolfgang Schatz
Norwegian Mads Henning Jørgensen
Polish Fabian Kocięcki
Brazilian Portuguese Marco Antônio Abreu
Spanish Latin America Dafnis Fernéndez
Spain Luis Reina

In the GOTCHA! music video

Ingo briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Ingo in Pokémon Adventures

Ingo debuts in the Black & White chapter. He, along with his brother Emmet, is first seen walking around Gear Station. The are later properly introduced as the Subway Bosses for the newly created Battle Subway to Black and White. According to the Mayor of Nimbasa City, they were recruited by him because of their strength. White later decides to take part in a test run of the Battle Subway, which she uses as a way to learn how to become a Trainer.

As the three travel, White is pitted against Virtual Trainers while the twins evaluate her progress. Emmet's love of battling and impatience leads to him constantly ask White to win 20 consecutive battles so that they can have a battle. This behavior scares White, which forces Ingo to repeatedly apprehend his brother and drag him away.

Sometime later, the train arrives at Anville Town, the final stop. At this point, White's skills have improved to the point where she can battle one of the Subway Bosses. Ingo has a battle with White while Emmet referees. The battle ends in a tie, much to Ingo's frustration. After stepping out for a bit, White returns with Bianca, a friend of hers. White asks the twins to take her to Castelia City so that she can help Bianca with her troubles. Afterward, White returns to continue her training.

After more traveling, White finishes her training and goes her separate ways from the Subway Bosses.


Ingo's Klinklang
Klinklang is Ingo's only known Pokémon. It was first seen next to Ingo while White was testing the Battle Subway. During Ingo's battle against White, Klinklang was paired up against White's Servine. By jamming its minigears with leaves, White gained an opening to attack. However, when Servine attacks, both Pokémon are knocked out from the attack, making the battle a tie.

Klinklang's only known move is Shift Gear* and its Ability is Plus.

Debut A Stormy Time in the Battle Subway

In the TCG

Full Art print of Ingo & Emmet
Main article: Ingo & Emmet (Team Up 144)

Ingo & Emmet was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sun & Moon Series (the Japanese SM Era). It was first released in the Japanese GX Ultra Shiny subset before debuting in English in the Team Up expansion, with artwork by Yusuke Ohmura. It was also released as a Full Art card in the same Japanese and English expansion, with artwork by Megumi Mizutani. It allows the player to look at the top card of their deck, discard their hand, then draw five cards from the top or bottom of the deck.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ノボリ Nobori From 上り線 nobori-sen, in-bound line
English Ingo Possibly from ingoing, as in "in-going line"
French Chammal From shamal, a northwesterly wind in the Middle East
German Hin From hin und her, back and forth
Italian Andy From andare, to go
Spanish Fero From ferrocarril, railway
Korean 상행 Sanghaeng From 상행 (上行) sanghaeng, up train
Chinese (Mandarin) 北尚 Běishàng Sounds similar to 北上 běishàng, northbound
Chinese (Cantonese) 北尚 Bākseuhng Sounds similar to 北上 bākséuhng, northbound
Vietnamese Nobori Transliteration of his Japanese name

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