Hilbert and Bianca are childhood friends from Nuvema Town. They receive their first Pokémon together along with Cheren. Bianca will always pick the starter who is weak to Hilbert's starter. The two have a friendly battle and eventually leave on a journey to fill out the Pokédex and challenge the Gym Leaders. During the journey, Hilbert and Bianca develop a friendly rivalry.
At some point, Team Plasma steals Bianca's Munna from her. Hilbert chases them and helps her get her Pokémon pack. Later, in Nimbasa City, Hilbert witnesses Bianca arguing with her father over making her come home because he does not feel that she can handle the responsibilities of being a Pokémon trainer. They continue to run into each other and battle on multiple occasions. When N's Castle appears, Bianca runs around Unova to gather the Gym Leaders in order to help Hilbert against Team Plasma.
RebelShipping is a very popular Pokémon ship. This is due to the fact that Hilbert and Bianca are childhood friends who go through their journeys together. There is also the fact that Hilbert helps Bianca save her Munna while Bianca gathers the Gym Leaders to help Hilbert deal with Team Plasma. RebelShipping is usually shipped along with CheckmateShipping because it pairs the four main characters among each other. It tends to rival DualRivalShipping, ChessShipping, and other pairings that involve Hilbert or Bianca.
- The name "RebelShipping" refers to the fact that Bianca refused to follow her father's orders to give up on being a Pokémon Trainer and return home.
- If Hilda is chosen as the player character instead of Hilbert, then he and Bianca will not know each other.