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*Burgundy's Connaisseuse catchphrase is "{{tt|Bonjour|Hello}}! Tasting time {{tt|s'il vous plaît|please}}!" in the original, and "{{tt|Alors|So}}, it is evaluating time {{tt|s'il vous plaît|please}}!" in the dub. In ''[[BW039|Reunion Battles In Nimbasa!]]'', Burgundy was revealed to have changed it to "{{tt|Bonjour|Hello}}! New tasting time {{tt|s'il vous plaît|please}}!" in the original, and "{{tt|Alors|So}}, it is reevaluating time {{tt|s'il vous plaît|please}}!" in the dub.
*Burgundy's Connaisseuse catchphrase is "{{tt|Bonjour|Hello}}! Tasting time {{tt|s'il vous plaît|please}}!" in the original, and "{{tt|Alors|So}}, it is evaluating time {{tt|s'il vous plaît|please}}!" in the dub. In ''[[BW039|Reunion Battles In Nimbasa!]]'', Burgundy was revealed to have changed it to "{{tt|Bonjour|Hello}}! New tasting time {{tt|s'il vous plaît|please}}!" in the original, and "{{tt|Alors|So}}, it is reevaluating time {{tt|s'il vous plaît|please}}!" in the dub.
*Burgundy also often says "{{tt|zut|dang}}" when frustrated or upset.

Revision as of 13:45, 23 December 2011

カベルネ Cabernet
Gender Female
Eye color Lilac
Hair color Purple
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Trainer class Trainer, Connaisseuse
Anime debut A Connoisseur's Revenge!
English voice actor Suzy Myers
Japanese voice actor Ikumi Hayama

Burgundy (Japanese: カベルネ Cabernet) is a recurring character of the Pokémon anime. She is a C-class Pokémon Connaisseuse and a rival of Cilan.


Burgundy before she became a Connaisseuse, when she first decided her goal of revenge.

Burgundy was first seen in A Connoisseur's Revenge! working in a lavish Poké Mart that lied somewhere between Pinwheel Forest and the Skyarrow Bridge. She called Ash over, who was waiting in a long line to see a Connaisseuse, to visit her shop instead. He accepted this offer and she immediately pulled him inside her stall and took an interest in Pikachu, a rare Pokémon in Unova. She was then asked to evaluate Sewaddle and decided that, because of its Ability Swarm, it was a poor Pokémon for Ash's team. She then demanded to see the rest of his party, finding something wrong with each of them. Her actions and evalutation towards the Pokémon caused each and every one of them to attack her. Furious, she exclaimed that Ash is not compatible with any of his Pokémon and demanded that he replace them immediately.

Suddenly, Cilan and Iris interrupted the session after losing track of where Ash had gone. Burgundy, recognizing Cilan, screamed and pointed at him; Cilan, recognizing her in return, then explained that she challenged him at the Striaton Gym a while back and that he managed to defeat her Oshawott with his Pansage. Burgundy explained that his evaluation of her Oshawott had motivated her to want revenge against him, even to go as far as to study on how to become a Pokémon Connaisseuse so she could out do him. When she felt she was ready, she had returned to Striaton City, completely motivated to re-challenge Cilan. However, Chili and Cress explained to her that Cilan had left to travel, crushing Burgundy's spirit; left with little choice, Burgundy battled Chili and won the Trio Badge.

Burgundy challenged Cilan to a two-on-two Pokémon battle and used her Dewott and her premium-brand Pokémon Sawsbuck. Before the match started, she made Cilan promise that he will accept her evaluation that Ash is incompatible with all of his Pokémon and that he would have to let her replace all of them. Cilan agreed, much to Ash's dislike. Both Dewott and Sawsbuck were easily defeated by Cilan's Dwebble and Pansage respectively. In the end, Burgundy decided to leave the Poké Mart to travel on her own. She vowed that the next time she and Cilan meet that she would defeat him.

Burgundy reappeared in Reunion Battles In Nimbasa! to participate in the Club Battle tournament. She was put up against Ash in her first battle where she revealed her new premium-brand, a Stoutland. Ash vowed to prove to her that he did have a good relationship with all his Pokémon, and sent out his previously unused Palpitoad. He managed to defeat Burgundy, pushing her out of the tournament in her first battle. She stayed for the remainder of the tournament in order to watch Cilan compete, and to intimidate and insult him before his matches. In the final round, she challenged Cilan to a Connoisseur showdown to see who could evaluate Iris and Ash's battle the best with Stephan being a judge. However, she admitted defeat early in the showdown and she and Cilan watched the remainder of the battle in silence. After the tournament, Burgundy promised to keep working hard and trying her best so she could be better the next time she and Cilan cross paths so that they could finish their Connoisseur showdown. After some words of encouragement from Cilan, she says goodbye.


Burgundy and her rival, Cilan

Burgundy can be somewhat of a brat, but she does mean well and loves her Pokémon dearly. Her ultimate goal is to become a great Connaisseuse as a result of her loss to Cilan. She also wishes to defeat him in order to obtain her revenge. Though, the reason for her revenge is often blown out of proportion. She is shown not to take criticism very well on several different occasions, particularly criticism from Cilan.

Burgundy can also be slightly abrasive when it comes to her job as seen when she told Ash to replace all of his Pokémon. Also, she can be too invasive with the Pokémon she evaluates causing them to attack her. When speaking, she tends to use an array of French words and phrases, some of which are mispronounced. This may be her attempting to appear elegant and graceful.

Though she pretends that she does not wish to learn anything from Cilan, Burgundy always pays the most attention to him when begins to evaluate as seen during the Club Battle tournament.


Burgundy's Dewott

Burgundy's Dewott
Oshawott → Dewott
Burgundy obtained Dewott when it was just an Oshawott. It lost to Cilan's Pansage in a Gym battle a long time ago. She later used Dewott to battle Cilan once more, only this time it battled with his Dwebble. Burgundy was confident that she would win with a type advantage. Dewott had good offensive attacks but could not break through Dwebble's strong defense. It quickly became fatigued, and Dwebble defeated it with a Shell Smash and X-Scissor combo.

Dewott's known moves are Water Gun, Fury Cutter, Water Pulse and Razor Shell.

Debut A Connoisseur's Revenge!
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara
English Lisa Ortiz
Burgundy's Sawsbuck
Sawsbuck is what Burgundy referred to as her "premium brand" in A Connoisseur's Revenge. She used it to battle Cilan's Pansage but it was overwhelmed by Pansage's speed combined with repeated hits with Bullet Seed, and finally knocked out by a powerful SolarBeam.

Sawsbuck's known moves are Horn Leech, Jump Kick and Megahorn.

Debut A Connoisseur's Revenge!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
Burgundy's Stoutland
Stoutland was used in Reunion Battles In Nimbasa! during her battle against Ash in Don George's tournament in Nimbasa Town and is considered her new "premium brand". It faced off against Ash's Palpitoad where it had a lead using Ice Fang after Thunder Fang failed, but was brought down by Hydro Pump.

Stoutland's known moves are Tackle, Thunder Fang, Ice Fang, and Fire Fang.

Debut Reunion Battles In Nimbasa!
Voice actors
Japanese Kenta Miyake
English Marc Thompson

Badges obtained

This listing is of the badges Burgundy has obtained:

Pokémon competitions

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 葉山いくみ Ikumi Hayama
English Suzy Myers
German Shandra Schadt
Spanish Latin America Alondra Hidalgo
Spain María Blanco


  • Burgundy's Connaisseuse catchphrase is "Bonjour! Tasting time s'il vous plaît!" in the original, and "Alors, it is evaluating time s'il vous plaît!" in the dub. In Reunion Battles In Nimbasa!, Burgundy was revealed to have changed it to "Bonjour! New tasting time s'il vous plaît!" in the original, and "Alors, it is reevaluating time s'il vous plaît!" in the dub.


Language Name Origin
Japanese カベルネ Cabernet From Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet Franc.
English Burgundy From Burgundy wine.
French Bérénice
German Tramina From Traminer.
Spanish Borgoña Spanish equivalent of Burgundy.
Korean 카베르네 Cabernet Same as her Japanese name.
Chinese (Mandarin) 赤霞珠 Chìxiázhū A name for Cabernet Sauvignon.

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenne
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyer
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchieTabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarret
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor Sycamore
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNormanCarolineNanny and Pop-PopJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyer
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceStevenMr. SukizoRaoul ContestaVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMontgomeryJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaClembotAlainMairinLysandreAriaDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierreGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsMany temporary characters

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