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Pidge“Now kick me as hard as you can!”
Hunk“What? No, we're friends.”
— Crystal Venom.

Hidge is the het ship between Hunk and Pidge from the Voltron: Legendary Defender fandom.


Hunk and Pidge first met at the Galaxy Garrison when they were put on the same team, along with Lance. They eventually became friends, mostly due to their mutual tech-savvy nature. They get along fairly well, though Pidge does seem annoyed when Hunk tries to touch her equipment. Hunk seems nervous when Pidge wants to investigate the pod falling out of the sky, carrying Shiro, but Pidge and Lance manage to drag him along.

Pidge and Hunk are often seen hanging out together, whether they are working on engineering something or just hanging out as friends. During Crystal Venom, the two of them fight the malfunctioning castle twice together. First, Pidge helps Hunk defeat the malfunctioning food machine. Later, they are caught in anti-gravity, and have to work together to fix it. They have to reach out and grab each other while floating in a scene similar to Kallura's spinning-in-space scene. Pidge asks him to kick her across the room so she can reach the control panel, but Hunk thinks she's asking him to hurt her and says he wouldn't do that to his friend.

Somehow, Hunk was able to figure out Pidge's real gender before she told everyone, probably because he admitted to reading her diary in the first episode. Pidge was angry at him for going through her stuff but didn't hold it against him.

In Eye of the Storm, Pidge is seen casually hanging around Hunk as he attempts to bake cookies from alien ingredients. Their friendship is shown here to be very relaxed and casual.

The two characters are teamed up together very often, such as when they had to shut down a Galra communications station in the fourth season as part of a much larger mission.


Season 1

Rise of Voltron

  • Hunk is the first person to believe (and is scared by) the idea aliens are out there when Pidge brings it up.
  • In the first episode of S1, Hunk tries to touch Pidge's stuff to her dismay.
  • Hunk teases Pidge with a picture of her with her brother (before revealing herself to be female) teasing it was her girlfriend and having gone through her journal.
  • When they discover the Blue Lion, Pidge grips on Hunk's hair as they fall down the water tunnel.
  • Hunk and Pidge gawk at the Blue Lion together.
  • Hunk ends up throwing up when they go through the wormhole, Pidge comments she's surprised it took him this long.

Some Assembly Required

  • When in the mental exercise, Pidge pins Hunk for "rooting in her head" as to why she couldn't focus and he says she could look in his head hole.
  • When Pidge is beat by the gladiator, she falls on Hunk.

Fall of the Castle of Lions

  • As Hunk and Coran are lifting up in a ship, Pidge tells Hunk good luck while giving a thumbs-up, Hunk gives one back.

Crystal Venom

  • Hunk gets attacked by the food goo machine when it goes haywire to which Pidge witnesses. The two of them help shut it off until it makes a mess, to which they leave for Coran to clean up.
  • Pidge and Hunk go into zero gravity in one of the rooms in the castle, grabbing each other's hand as they float around the room.

Collection and Extraction

  • Pidge and Hunk put the sentry they knocked out move on the screen in a holographic call to not raise any suspicion.
  • Hunk plays with the sentry, making it hit its head and Pidge tells him to stop torturing it. Hunk does it one last time and mentions he needs something to keep him busy.

Season 2

Across the Universe

  • Pidge makes a junk sculpture of Hunk. While pretending to be him, she says, "I don't feel so good, the smell of this place makes me want to barf."

Shiro's Escape

  • Pidge and Hunk bring up the theory that Shiro's memory of Ulaz could've been just implanted into his mind, bringing up his right arm. Which actually foreshadows Shiro's clone in later seasons.

Blade of Marmora

  • Pidge talks about the temperatures on the Marmora base which Hunk then compares to heating a frozen burrito in the microwave, making it scorching hot on the outside and cold in the middle.
  • When they are allowed entry into the Marmora base, Coran brings up that they'll have to hurry or it'll be closed for two quintents. Hunk thinks they'll be closed for two years but Pidge corrects him, saying it's two days making Hunk reply with a simple "oh."

Eye Of The Storm

  • Pidge sits in the kitchen with Hunk as he bakes "cookies".

Belly Of The Weblum

  • Hunk falls asleep during the discussion of the next mission, he thinks he fell asleep for ten minutes but Pidge tells him he's been asleep for three hours.
  • Before Hunk and Keith depart with the team to retrieve scaltrite, Pidge and Hunk cry and shake hands before leaving.

Season 3

Changing the Guard

  • Pidge refers to Hunk as "the nice one" and Hunk responds with a shy smile

Red Paladin

  • When talking about the issue of getting a new leader and over Shiro being gone, Pidge is sitting next to Hunk and brings up to Allura her and Hunk's first experience of flying their lions, even if it seemed unlikely. Hunk then jumps in, asking Allura how she did that, if they ever found out how she did it and if she can do it now with a puppy-like expression.
  • In the battle against Galra fleets after being tricked by Lotor to go to planet Puig, Hunk jumps in front of Pidge's lion to protect her from the ambush of Galra ships.

The Hunted

  • When the team is separated, Hunk is seen freaking out in his lion until Pidge comes in, causing Hunk to rejoice when he hears her voice. Pidge smiles upon finding Hunk.

Tailing a Comet

  • Pidge and Hunk fight Narti together. When Pidge gets knocked down, Hunk tries to grab Narti from behind but she constricts him by his throat and lifts him in the air, making Hunk plead for Pidge's help.
  • When discussing about the comet, Hunk brings up that it is the same material as Voltron and thinks of scanning it with Fraunhofer lines. Pidge brings up that they're only exponential dropoffs, Hunk gets an idea of increasing the SA magnitude and Pidge brings up the spire of the Castle, ending off with Hunk saying it's genius and the two run off.

Season 4

  • In Begin the Blitz, Shiro explains their plan bringing up they need to cut off communication during the fight for Naxiela, Hunk enthusiastically says he and Pidge can take over that with Pidge closely squished in with a surprised face.
  • Pidge and Hunk are seen meeting up with Rolo and Nyma, Rolo makes amends with Hunk while Pidge makes a tearful amend with Beezer.
  • The paladins begin the fight to back over Naxiela, Pidge and Hunk are sent to hack into the comm system to disable communications to one of the Galra's stations. One of the Galra commander tries to reach the alarm where Hunk tells Pidge to duck before bodyslamming the Galra officer.
  • Pidge and Hunk are the ones to get into one of the bases on Naxiela while the others try to take out the sentries.
  • Hunk and Pidge talk about the locator they built together to Matt, giving each other a fist bump.
  • Hunk is seen happily squeezing Pidge's shoulders when she manages to convert the radio frequencies.
  • Hunk is the first one to notice Pidge's arrival and goes up to the Green Lion to approach her.
  • In the Voltron Show, Hunk is scripted to read the lines "Looks like Pidge defeated the Galra with science!"

Season 5

  • In The Prisoner, Hunk bumps into the walls of a Galra base when he wasn't supposed to which releases a wave of lava. He ends up bumping into Pidge's lion and mentions he may have nicked the side a little bit to her.
  • While Pidge and Hunk are arguing over modulating Sam mentions that that's how he met his wife.
  • Sam then asks if they've seen Shiro and they mention he was acting weird, Hunk then says he was acting as weird as double-modulating, which makes Pidge pout.
  • In the episode "Bloodlines", Pidge and Hunk configure one of the sentries and they high-five when the action is completed, saying, "Yeah! Team Punk does it again!".
  • Hunk grabs Pidge's hand when they were riding on the floating carts to fight the generals. 

Season 6

  • In Omega Shield, Hunk questions if Dayak is really going to fight him to the death after leaving in the lions, Pidge brings up she seemed serious but he could ask Lotor nicely to exile her. Hunk said it would be nice, adding he wasn't in the mood to die.
  • Pidge and Hunk were often seen hanging out more, shown by them heading off together to work with the particle barrier in "Omega Shield" and after they had finished playing "Monsters & Mana"
  • At the beginning of "Monsters & Mana", Pidge and Hunk are introduced first on a quest together in the game and face a monster together.
  • When Hunk's Monsters & Mana character "Block" get hungry, Pidge's character "Meklavar" smashes pots to find coins to get a meal for him.
  • While tinkering with the barrier, they see Lance is visibly quiet and they catch up on that he's thinking about Allura. The two of them jokingly tease on how Lotor and Allura will get married, then showing Pidge and Hunk standing in romantic poses comedically.
  • Pidge compliments Hunk for his efforts with the Omega Shield, but he is seen asleep in the Yellow Lion and is unable to hear her.
  • After the battle against Lotor is over, the team faces the danger of all the rifts they opened and would have to close the rifts by destroying the castle inside them. Hunk is the first to be saddened over the cost of their home and Pidge is the first one to respond to his concerns.
  • As Pidge packs up her stuff before the destruction of the castle, a green and yellow caterpillar are seen following her into the Green Lion's cockpit. It is also shown in the back that she had brought the Hunk garbage buddy as well.
  • Pidge and Hunk are seen side by side when trying to go into the rift after Lotor.
  • Hunk worries about the destruction of the castle, Pidge responds first to this concern and he mentions the memories in the Castle of Lions.

Season 7

  • In "The Way Forward", Ezor snatches Pidge up to threaten the Paladins to give info on Lotor, and Hunk can be heard calling her name in panic.
  • When Ezor and Zethrid are looking around the room, it is seen that Hunk is leaning towards Pidge in a protective way.
  • When Ezor puts her down, Pidge can be seen laying on Hunk. 
  • Romelle misconstrues Pidge's calculation of them getting home in one year to a billion decaphobes. Hunk questions on which is it which makes Pidge shout at him.  
  • In The Journey Within, Hunk protests that what they see is Earth and Pidge tells him he's going space mad and that he should let them take him home. 
  • In the Journey Within, Pidge mentions that she likes calculating pi using Hadoop. This makes Hunk laugh. 
  • In The Journey Within, when Hunk tries to attack the space creature alone, Pidge grabs his foot and commands the others to fire their jet packs. 
  • In a small moment, when they arrive at Garrison, in the background can be seen Hunk standing in front of Pidge and her parents while Pidge hugs her dog, Bae Bae. Hunk is even seen being comforted by Pidge's father about his missing family.
  • In "The Feud", Bob questions Pidge on who did she select, and it is revealed she voted for Hunk to go home. Pidge fondly smiles and says, "If anyone is going to go out into the universe and bring people together, it's Hunk." where a touched Hunk thanks her, sharing a small fist bump together.

Season 8

  • Pidge and Hunk rejoice over a victory in unison.
  • Hunk puts a hand on Pidge's shoulder to comfort her over the destruction of Olkarion.
  • After discovering the destruction of Olkarion, Hunk brings up that it may not be really the end of it and that there is a potential of new planets and galaxies. This makes Pidge smile in between tears.
  • In the Grudge, Pidge examines the robot that attacked them and remarks about how amazing it is with Hunk. Hunk then teases Pidge about the fact it's single modulated, much to Pidge's dismay.
  • Pidge and Hunk end up together when running from the Galra pirates and Pidge comes up with the idea they have to make a stand against them.
  • Pidge and Hunk make a trap for the pirates hunting them, knocking them out with a log attached to a rope. Hunk compliments Pidge on her trap.
  • In Day Forty-Seven, Hunk makes a bundt cake and Pidge's dog Bae-Bae begs for it. Hunk scold Bae-Bae at first but then apologizes and promises to make doggy treats.
  • When traveling through Honerva's mind, Hunk and Pidge hold hands while trying to get through the entity.
  • When Allura is giving her goodbyes, in one shot Hunk is seen holding her and in the next shot they are holding each other.


Hidge, while not a rarepair, is a smaller ship in the Voltron fandom, but it does have several dedicated fans. It is occasionally seen as a side-ship to of the show or it seems to look like to some. There had been a spike in popularity in the pairing after the debut of Season 5, when Pidge and Hunk called themselves the ship name Team Punk. The phrase has stuck with shippers and fans.

There is small acknowledgments of the ship in two references on the show with Team Punk and Sam Holt practically making a "that's how I met your mother" comparison to Pidge and Hunk during a modulation argument. Bex Taylor Klaus and Tyler Labine have shown to appreciate their bond and the idea of shipping them, Tyler describing Pidge and Hunk as each other's yin and yang as well as liking the name Punk. Bex in particular even referenced their color code and tweeted "Punk Confirmed" which confused some fans.

Pidge and Hunk have the biggest size-difference among the paladins, which fans of the ship love. Plus, shippers have remarked they love the sense of completion Hunk and Pidge share as engineers while having different personalities and the ship has been referenced as a bit of an "in love with my best friend" trope to some.



Hunk/Pidge tag on AO3
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Hidge posts on Tumblr
Hunk x Pidge posts on Tumblr


  • In Fun Sentry, Hunk and Pidge excitedly call themselves the alternate ship name "Punk" - "Yeah! Team Punk does it again!"
  • Pidge and Hunk are the first and only ones to refer to themselves by their ship name in canon.
  • Pidge and Hunk are two equally tech-savvy characters described as being "two sides of the same coin": while Pidge is the more creating, engineering, "figuring out" side, Hunk is the "build it and make it work" side.
  • Tyler Labine, Hunk's voice actor, thinks the ship is cute, but prefers the ship name punk.[1] He has also referenced them being each other's yin and yang. Tyler also had been shown to retweet Voltron clips with #hidge #teampunk.
  • The Official Paladin's Handbook states that Pidge is 15 and Hunk is 17, though there is some doubt as to whether this information is accurate to the canon because the book was not reviewed by executive staff.[2] Given Pidge's status as a middle schooler prior to her family's disappearance, the given "safety zone" ages as "14" and "late teens" respectively by series staff, and statements by their voice actors, no major inconsistencies with their ages exist.[3][4][5][6]
  • Bex has smugly said that her favorite color code is green and yellow, along with a message about it causing a ship war. Also on Twitter, Bex sent a tweet that said "Punk confirmed."
  • In Pidge's room, Hunk's trash sculpture is set next to her bed. It is seen in S6 that she takes it with her when evacuating the castle.
    Pidge kept hunk's sculpture

    Sculpture of Hunk.

  • In S6, Pidge is seen to have a yellow and green space caterpillar.
  • In the Coalition Handbook, Hunk writes in Pidge's entry, "Pidge and I have grown really close. She's always the first paladin who gets my jokes!" Pidge also writes in his under the lines of, "Hunk is great in serious situations and not-so-serious situations. He's the perfect Hunk of a guy to have around- get it?"
  • In the Voltron VR game, Pidge is seen complimenting Hunk.
  • In one of the last Voltron posters before S8, Pidge's dog is drawn with Hunk's younger relatives.
  • In the Coalition Handbook, Pidge is shown to beat Hunk at Tic Tac Toe.
  • In a moment in S2, Hunk and Pidge have a moment that predicts Shiro being mind-controlled.
  • In The Voltron Show!, Varkon is seen playing with a Hunk and Pidge doll.
  • In S5, Hunk and Pidge are dressed up as Zarkon and Haggar, who are a canon couple, in some pictures.
  • Pidge's father has been shown to talk to Hunk, sometimes to comfort him on losing his family to the Galra. Hunk is one of the only characters aside from Shiro to be closely acquainted with Pidge's family, including her brother and possibly her mother as well.
  • In the Voltron Comics, Pidge brings up he's still the food guy of the group when he becomes concerned about it and he says that makes him feel relieved.
  • Steven Ahn, an artist on the Voltron production, had drawn fanart of Hunk and Pidge laying together.
  • Joaqium Dos Santos had drawn art of the two together, posing.
  • One of Voltron's promotional posters on Netflix is one of Pidge and Hunk and their lions.




Plunk refers to the ship between Lance, Hunk and Pidge



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