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ノボリ Nobori
Legends Arceus Ingo.png
Art from Legends: Arceus
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Gray
Hair color Gray
Hometown UnknownBWB2W2
Pearl SettlementLA
Region UnovaBWB2W2
Relatives Emmet (younger twin brother)
Trainer class Subway BossBWB2W2
Generation V, VIII
Counterpart(s) Ingo (Masters)
Games Black, White, Black 2, and White 2, Legends: Arceus, Masters EX
English voice actor Jordan Reynolds[1] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Yoshitsugu Matsuoka[2] (Masters EX)
Member of Pearl Clan
Rank Warden
Anime series Pokémon the Series
Debut Beheeyem, Duosion, and the Dream Thief!
English voice actor Marc Diraison (BW045BW099)
Unknown (JN139)
Japanese voice actor Kensuke Satō
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Debut Growing Pains

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 his brother, Emmet. In Legends: Arceus, Ingo is the warden tasked with watching over a special Sneasler.

In the core series games

In Black, White, Black 2, and White 2, Ingo can be battled in a Single Battle on the Battle Subway's 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 pairs of games. In Black 2 and White 2 only, the brothers can also be faced in a one-time Multi Battle in front of the Gear Station.

In Legends: Arceus, Ingo appears as one of the wardens of the Pearl Clan, having been transported back in time to the Hisui region and lost most of his memories in the process. He escorts the player through the Coronet Highlands when they first visit the area, telling them about his faint memories of his partner Pokémon and Emmet, as well as battling the player and granting them the ability to summon Sneasler to climb tall rocky walls. After regaining some more of his memories, he tells Adaman and Melli about how Pokémon Trainers in the future cooperate with Pokémon. After Lord Electrode has been calmed, he starts managing the training grounds in Jubilife Village. When spoken to, he allows the player to choose one of certain characters to battle, including himself.


Single Trains

On 21st consecutive battle

Super Single Trains

On 49th consecutive battle

Multi Trains

On 21st consecutive battle

Ingo uses the first and second Pokémon on the list, while Emmet uses third and the fourth.

Super Multi Trains

On 49th consecutive battle

Ingo uses the first and second Pokémon on the list, while Emmet uses third and the fourth.

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 Legends: Arceus

First battle

Training grounds
Regular team

Tougher team

This is the version of his team made available in version 1.1.0 onwards by choosing "You, Ingo—but tougher" after completing Mission 27: "The Deified Pokémon". All of these Pokémon have effort level 5 in all of their stats.

Alpha team

This team is available after defeating Ingo's stronger team at the training grounds in version 1.1.0 onwards. It can be fought by choosing "You, Ingo—using alphas". This is a three-on-one fight against alpha Pokémon, all with the "Wild Might" status.

Path of Solitude
Main article: Path of Solitude

After completing the Daybreak request, Ingo will offer Path of Solitude battles. The player is only allowed to use a single Pokémon, and Ingo's team will be directly based on what the player uses. If the player wins, Ingo will mark the Pokédex entry of the species that the player used.

In service to

As a warden, Ingo cares for a special Sneasler that acts as a Ride Pokémon to assist humans.


In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Ingo (Masters)

Ingo forms a sync pair with Excadrill and Accelgor in Pokémon Masters EX. Ingo became a playable sync pair on June 30, 2021.

Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role EX role Base potential Availability
#133   Ingo #0530   Excadrill
  ★★★★★☆EX Poké Fair Sync Pair Scout
#133   Special Costume
#0617   Accelgor
  ★★★★★☆EX Costume Sync Pair Scout



With Emmet in concept art from
Black and White by Yusuke Ohmura
Official artwork from
Black and White by Yusuke Ohmura[3]
Concept art from
Legends: Arceus


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


On the Pearl Clan Special Set from the TCG by
Raita Kazama [4]


Main article: Ingo/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

Pokémon the Series: Black & White

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!.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Ingo reappeared in Must Be Our Heroes and the Witch!, alongside Emmet as a fantasy caused by a wild Hatterene. At the end of the episode, Cilan revealed he planned to attend an event held by the brothers.


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.


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)
European French Didier Colfs
German Wolfgang Schatz
Italian Matteo Zanotti
Norwegian Mads Henning Jørgensen
Polish Fabian Kocięcki
Brazilian Portuguese Marco Antônio Abreu
Spanish Latin America Dafnis Fernández
Spain Luis Reina


Ingo briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Ingo in Pokémon Adventures

Ingo debuts in Growing Pains. He, along with his brother Emmet, is first seen walking around Gear Station. They 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.


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.

None of Klinklang's moves are known and its Ability is Plus.

Debut A Stormy Time in the Battle Subway

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Ingo or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Ingo & Emmet Su Team Up   144/181 GX Ultra Shiny   134/150
Team Up   176/181 GX Ultra Shiny   155/150
Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Irida Su Crown Zenith   GG63/GG70 VSTAR Universe   236/172


  • In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Ingo is the only warden or clan member who keeps his Pokémon partners in Poké Balls as opposed to having them roam free.
  • Similar to Anabel, Ingo debuted as a battle facility leader and was later transported to another region, losing most of his memories in the process.
  • Ingo's Japanese name, Nobori, literally means "up-train", but is also close to the word yamanobori, which means "mountain-climbing". His role in Pokémon Legends: Arceus as the warden of Sneasler, a mountain-climbing Pokémon, may be a reference to this.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ノボリ Nobori From 上り nobori (up-train)
English Ingo From ingoing, as in "ingoing train"
German Hin From hin und her (back and forth)
Spanish Fero From ferrocarril (railway)
French Chammal From shamal (northwesterly wind in the Middle East)
Italian Andy From andare (to go)
Korean 상행 Sanghaeng From 상행 (上行) sanghaeng (up-train)
Chinese (Mandarin) 北尚 Běishàng From 北上 běishàng / bākséuhng (to go north)
Chinese (Cantonese) 北尚 Bākseuhng
Russian Инго Ingo Transcription of his English name
Vietnamese Nobori Transcription of his Japanese name

See also


Leader: Irida (Masters)
Wardens: LianCalabaPalinaIngoGaeric
Former members: Coin
Locations: Pearl Settlement

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

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash Ketchum (Pikachu) • Misty (Togetic) • BrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawn (Piplup) • Iris (Haxorus) • CilanSerenaClemontBonnie (Dedenne) • LanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGoh (Grookey)
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauLeonRaihanHoraceBeaLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists Jessie (Wobbuffet) • JamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Amaranth
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceClairRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoSteven StoneVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaBrandonMarianYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryTobiasDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisVirgilNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSamson OakAnelaHobbesNinaAnnaLakiDanaYansuWickeFabaIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenParkerTaliaLeiDanikaQuillonHopGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland kahunasMany temporary characters
Supporting Pokémon FearowHo-OhSquirtle SquadPink ButterfreeHaunterJigglypuffMewtwoMimeyLapras herdGranbullPichu BrothersLugiaSilverDelibirdWynautLarvitarKyogre and GroudonArticunoDeoxysLake guardiansForces of NatureMeloettaReshiramSuper-ancient PokémonWooperFlorgesSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearToucannon's flockStoutlandOranguruNebbyStuffulUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestNecrozmaLunalaShayminMewRotom PhonesPelipperThievul trioEternatusDrone RotomLegendary heroesLatiasRecurring wild Pokémon
See also: Pokémon Horizons characters

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