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カベルネ Cabernet
Gender Female
Eye color Lilac
Hair color Purple
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Trainer class Trainer, Connoisseusse
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 C-class Pokémon Connoisseusse.


Burgundy was first seen in A Connoisseur's Revenge! working in a lavish Poké Mart that lied somewhere between Pinwheel Forest and Skyarrow Bridge. She called Ash over, who was waiting in a long line to see a Connoisseur, 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 diagnose Sewaddle and decided that, because of its Ability, 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 diagnostics 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 screams and pointed at Cilan; recognizing him, and he recognized her. Cilan 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 diagnosis 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 Connoisseusse so she could out do him. When she felt she was ready, she went back 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 not much choice, Burgundy battled Chili and won the Trio Badge.

Burgundy challenged Cilan to a two-on-two Pokémon battle and used her Dewott and Sawsbuck. Before the match started, she made Cilan promise that he will accept her diagnosis 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 is set to reappear in BW041.


Burgundy's 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. It 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
Burgundy's Sawsbuck
Sawsbuck is what Burgundy refers to as her "premium brand". 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

Badges obtained

This listing is of the badges Burgundy has obtained:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 葉山いくみIkumi Hayama
English Suzy Myers


  • Burgundy's Connoisseusse catchphrase is "Bonjour! Tasting time s'il vous plaît!" in the original, and "Alors! Evaluation time s'il vous plaît!" in the dub.


Language Name Origin
Japanese カベルネ Cabernet See above.
English Burgundy From Burgundy wine.
Chinese (Mandarin) 赤霞珠 Chìxiázhū A name for Cabernet Sauvignon.

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenne
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorSawyer
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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