Schwarz (Japanese: ネーロ Nero) and Weiss (Japanese: ビアンコ Bianco) are two Team Plasma Grunts in the Pokémon anime.

The duo was assigned a mission to capture a Braviary but N showed up to rescue him. However, a tracking chip in the Pokémon triggered their alarm and Schwarz and Weiss gave chase to N. N narrowly made it to a nearby Pokémon Center before the duo retrieved the injured Pokémon. When the Pokémon Center's power went out, Schwarz and Weiss broke in to get Braviary, but he already left with the help of N, Ash and his friends.

Schwarz and Weiss then hid in some bushes, waiting for the right moment to strike. As soon as N came by with Braviary, the duo sent out their Seviper and Zangoose. They attacked N, leaving him injured. Ash, Iris and Cilan came to his aid and battled the duo. Schwarz and Weiss were tough but were beaten by Excadrill, Pikachu and Braviary.

Weiss was later part of the large group of Team Plasma Grunts that assaulted the White Ruins in order to acquire the Light Stone. In Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!, he managed to catch Iris, Cilan and Cedric Juniper together with two other Grunts and imprisoned them in steel rings to keep them under their control. He then witnessed how Team Plasma's leader Ghetsis summoned Reshiram. He was presumably arrested after Reshiram was freed from Team Plasma's control and Team Plasma was defeated.



  • Schwarz and Weiss own two Pokémon, who are usually enemies of each other, but appear as team partners.
  • Schwarz and Weiss is German for Black and White. This could be a reference to the Generation V Games.
  • Despite Schwarz's Seviper being a Poison-type, it don't have any Poison-type moves.
  • Weiss' Zangoose knows Mega Punch, however in the new games it can't know that move unless by a Move Tutor in the Generation III games.