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Cynthia (Japanese: シロナ Shirona) is the Elite Four Champion in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and Pokémon Platinum.
In the anime
Cynthia was first mentioned in Lucian's flashback in An Elite Meet and Greet along with the others members of the Sinnoh Elite Four. She made her first appearance in Top-Down Training!.
She was first seen battling against Lucian with her Garchomp on television. She then arrived in Amity Square where she was studying ancient tablets. Paul then challenged her to a battle. She defeated four of Paul's Pokémon using only her Garchomp.
She reappeared in Losing Its Lustrous and Double Team Turnover! where she tried to stop Team Galactic from stealing the Lustrous Orb.
She has been seen battling and defeating Aaron on television in Aiding the Enemy.
This listing is of Cynthia's known Pokémon in the anime:
- María Antonia Rodríguez (Spain)
In the games
Cynthia helps the main character against Team Galactic in a point in the game. In Platinum, when encountered in Eterna City, she will give the player an egg from which Togepi will hatch. She is also found on Route 214 after the player has defeated Crasher Wake and received the Fen Badge. She gives the player the SecretPotion to get past the Psyduck group on Route 210. She is very interested in mythology and history, and spends her time researching and exploring various sites associated with Legendary Pokémon of the Sinnoh region.
Her family lives in Celestic Town, although her own hometown is a secret.
In Pokémon Platinum, once Giratina appears in Spear Pillar and takes Cyrus down with it, Cynthia rushes onto the scene and assists the player during their mission in the Distortion World. She then expresses that everything that happened was destined, even though she wished that she was the one who battled Giratina.
Later, she reappears as the League Champion.
After beating the game, if the player visits Celestic Town Ruins, she will come and explain what they mean.
Battle two (post-National Dex)
"One look at you tells me many things about you. Together, you and your Pokémon overcame all the challenges you faced, however difficult. It means that you've triumphed over any personal weaknesses, too. The power you learned... I can feel it emanating from you. That's enough talking. Let's get on with why you're here. I, Cynthia, accept your challenge as the Pokémon League Champion! There won't be any letup from me!"
"Have you been keeping well? Thank you for Mt. Coronet. And the Distortion World. I'm truly grateful. Together, you and your Pokémon overcame all the challenges you faced, however difficult. It means that you've triumphed over any personal weaknesses, too. The power you learned... I can feel it emanating from you. But that's enough talk. Let's get on with why you're here. As the Pokémon League Champion, I accept your challenge!"
The bottom quote is only said the very first time she is challenged. After winning at least once, it permanently changes to the top quote.
"I can't remember the last time I was put in a corner like this!"
"I won't let this end yet! This match is too fun to let it end this easily!"
"Just a few moments ago, you were the most powerful challenger. And just now, you became the most powerful of all the Trainers. You are now our newest Champion!"
In Celestic Ruins (after beating the Elite Four, Pokémon Platinum only)
"This cave painting...It's always been described this way. The light in the center represents either Dialga or Palkia appearing at the Spear Pillar. The three lights around it were thought to be Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf. May I continue? But, then, I realized that there may be another way of interpreting this. Could this triangle of lights actually represent a different trio? Could they be Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina instead? And the large light at their center. Does it represent something else? Could it be what created this world of ours? May I continue for a little bit longer? Thank you for listening to my theory. Do you know of the ancient Plates they find all over Sinnoh? One of them had this engraved on it. 'Two beings of time and space set free from the Original One.' I think this quote, too, points to the presence of another Pokémon. A Pokémon even more powerful than Dialga or Palkia. Does that sound plausible to you? I'm not quite sure how Giratina fits into this scheme of things, but...It's said that in the Distortion World, neither time nor space were stable. I think that tells us something about Giratina, the only Pokémon there. It must have been as powerful as Dialga and Palkia, the rulers of time and space. In some way, though, Giratina has to have a power opposite of theirs. I'm sorry this is so long. May I say one last bit? A long time ago, I wonder what sort of person painted this? Dialga's Roar of Time...Palkia's Spacial Rend...To the people back then, those Pokémon really must have appeared to rule over time and space. Seeing them must have shaken the people to their very core. This painting represents those feelings of awe, wonder, and everything else. It passed that memory to countless people, eventually becoming a myth...That's what I believe as a researcher of myths. I think I let myself get carried away and talked for far too long. I'm sorry, and thank you. Let's meet again."
In the manga
She first appeared in Eterna City just after the trio's starters evolved. She lent them some help before the Gym challenge. She later appears after Platinum's Gym challenge in Pastoria City to help some injured Psyduck.
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Cynthia or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
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||A Japanese name for chard. Contains 侈 shi, meaning extravagance or pride.
|English, French, German
||Possibly chosen due to similarity to "synthesis", or combining different pieces into one entity, which is a reference to the fact she combines several types in her arsenal. This name also refers to the Greek goddess Artemis, who is associated with the moon, which may be a parallel to Cyrus whose name refers to the sun.
||Probably derived from Camilla, an Amazon warrior described in the Aeneid.
||Spanish equivalent of the name Cynthia.
||竹蘭 Zhú Lán