While other Pokemon games have been based on a formulaic ‘Evil Team vs Hero’, Black and White differentiated themselves by adding many characters to the story and a plot that wasn’t as clearly Good vs Evil as previous games had been. Along with your friends and allies, you’ll meet many other NPCs in the land of Unova. Their Japanese names are in brackets.
Hilbert [Touya] – Male protagonist
Hilda [Touko] – Female portagonist
Bianca [Bell] – Headstrong friend and rival
Cheren [Cheren] – Smart friend and rival
N [N] – Mysterious trainer
Professor Juniper [Araragi] – PKMN Prof of Unova
Fennel [Makomo] – Asst to Prof Juniper and works on Dream World