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- This article is about the the Elite Four member. For the character in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, see Big Bertha.
Bertha (Japanese: キクノ Kikuno) is a master Template:Type2 Trainer and member of the Sinnoh Elite Four.
In the games
In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Bertha is the second member of the Sinnoh Elite Four.
"Well, well. You're quite the adorable Trainer, but you've also got a spine. Ahaha! I'm Bertha. I have a preference for Ground-type Pokémon. Well, would you show this old lady how much you've learned?"
"Dear child, don't assume for an instant that you've won."
"Well! Dear child, I must say, that was most impressive. Your Pokémon believed in you and did their best to earn you the win. Even though I've lost, I find myself with this silly grin!"
"You're quite something, youngster. I like how you and your Pokémon earned the win by working as one. That's what makes you so strong. Ahahaha! I think that you can go as far as you want."
"The Trainer in the next room is a much more formidable opponent. You really must have your wits about you. However, I think you can go as far as you desire. Ahahaha!"
In the anime
Bertha, along with Cynthia, the champion of the Elite Four, was mentioned in An Elite Meet and Greet! by Lucian and by Officer Jenny in A Trainer and Child Reunion!.
She made her debut in DP170, where she, along with Ash and his friends, helped Yōshichi get his Magby back from Team Rocket. After chasing them on her jeep, the group battled the trio and got back Magby.
Bertha uses these Pokémon in the anime:
| Gliscor was used by Bertha to destroy the machine attached to Team Rocket's balloon, when Ash's Staraptor was initially unable to. After this it broke through the balloon, causing it to crash.
Gliscor's only known move is Guillotine.
| Golem was used by Bertha to stop the armored Carnivine and Seviper. After it destroyed the armor, Bertha asked Yōshichi and his Magby to finish the villains off.
Golem's only known move is Stone Edge.
| After Team Rocket was sent away, Ash and Bertha decided to battle. Hippowdon battled Ash's Torterra. Hippowdon often goes underground and then attacks the foe with a different move upon going back up. Despite this, Ash asked Torterra to sense Hippowdon when it was underground, managing to attack it with Leaf Storm. However, Hippowdon went underground once again and managed to attack Torterra a few more times, defeating it.
Hippowdon's known moves are Dig, Iron Head and Fire Fang.
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Bertha or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
- Due to her resemblance to Agatha of the Kanto Elite Four in both position and name (both English and Japanese), the two are theorized by some to be related.
||菊 Kiku, the chrysanthemum. Sounds similar to Kikuko.
||Means "bright and famous". It's similar to "earth", and is also similar to "Agatha".
||From terre, earth.
||From Terrain, soil.
||From terra, earth.
||From Gaia, the greek deity personifying the earth.
||들국화 Deul Gukhwa
||Combination of 들 deul, Field and 국화 (菊花) gukhwa (in Japanese kiku), Chrysantemum, which is also a reference to Agatha.
||菊野 Jú Yě
||From 菊野 Kikuno, a name.
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