Game Freak has been killing it with female character designs for Pokemon Sword and Shield — Assistant Sonia and Water-type Gym Leader Nessa already have rabid fan followings — and the recently announced Fighting-type Gym Leader Bea, who will be exclusive to Pokemon Sword (Pokemon Shield will have Ghost-type Gym Leader Allister) is no exception to the rule.
Meet Bea, the Fighting-type Gym Leader!
Bea is a prodigy in Galar karate, carrying on its century-old traditions and techniques. She’s known for her stoicism and very rarely shows her emotions.https://t.co/cMTSAmew7h#PokemonSwordShield pic.twitter.com/wnJOz5haRv
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) July 8, 2019
Bare-footed Bea is “a prodigy in Galar karate,” according to the official Pokemon website, “carrying on its century-old traditions and techniques. She’s also an expert on Fighting-type Pokémon! She’s known for her stoicism and very rarely shows her emotions. It seems her battle style remains very precise, even when she’s backed into a corner!”
The internet has already rallied behind Pokemon‘s latest bad-ass trainer. Here are some of our favorite pieces of fan art and tributes thus far:
— 「MELZ GRAVE 」COMISSIONS OPEN (@MelzGrave) July 8, 2019
Requesting fan art of a new female Pokemon trainer? A little late for that.
Her headband does look a tad like Scorbunny’s ears now that you mention it.
— ReignRikara (@RRikara) July 8, 2019
I absolutely fell in love with Bea in the new Pokemon Sword and Shield trailer. EDIT: Damn typos pic.twitter.com/XbK54F4FaS
— NettoPainter (@PainterNetto) July 8, 2019
More fancy Pokemon characters got revealed uwu
And maybe…just maybe I had to draw Bea >w> Would love to draw Allister as well, but 11pm hhhhhhhhhh
LOOKING FORWARD TO BATTLE THEM .w.#PokemonSwordShield #Bea pic.twitter.com/CdujW1QcrQ
— LUKARAI|Commissions (@YunalunaArts) July 8, 2019
Nintendo/Game Freak has to quell that national PokeDex outrage somehow. And amazing female trainers is part of that plan, we’re sure of it.
The roleplay Twitter accounts are already flourishing.
“ Alright, Let’s give them a fun match!”
– Flipped account
– Experienced Roleplayer
– Not new to Pokémon RP
– Non/Lewd RP account
– Battle Roleplays arent expected, but appreciated!
– Please like & Retweet?
Replying to pin results in a Block. pic.twitter.com/fN5wptxv2C
— Leader Bea (@FxghtingExpert) July 8, 2019
The first Bea cosplay?
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she’ll eat ur heart out and bash ur skull in ❤️ • • OK BEA IS THE BEST ANS I LOVE HER SM POKEMON SWORD FOR THE WIN YALL 😤😌😌(this was really quick don’t attack me and I literally have no foundation just eyeliner sorry) • • #beapokemon #bea #pokemon #pokemonswordshield #pokemonsword #pokemonshield #nintendoswitch #nintendo #pokemongymleader #stronggirl #cutekawaii #animegirl #memegirl #memes #meme #pokemonswordandshield #beacosplay #cospaly
Bae-a is truly the easiest nickname to associate with Bea off the rip.
— SilentRemi @ Commissions OPEN (@Silent_Remi) July 8, 2019
See? Bea is bae.
Bea is the bae of Pokémon pic.twitter.com/vhJvAbrrYp
— Jeremy Hwang (@dmjh93) July 9, 2019
Like people weren’t going to make mention of her bare feet. Whatever, we won’t judge.
Wow, the new Gym Leader Bea in Pokemon SnS has really nice fe—- uh, nice hair.
. . . And cute feet. pic.twitter.com/9yh6sRohWG
— Kaz Mk-II (@A_Special_Ghost) July 8, 2019
See? Barefoot waifu.
Ooof Bea though?? Pokemon is killing it with these gym leader designs, barefoot waifu about to get DRAWN ✍️ pic.twitter.com/eD0c2uXkX0
— ⭐MOXIE (@moxie2D) July 8, 2019
What do you think of Bea, the new Fighting-type Gym Leader exclusive to Pokemon Sword? Let us know in the comments.