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Arcade Star Dahlia

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Dahlia
ダリア Dahlia
Platinum Dahlia.png
Artwork from Platinum
Gender Female
Hometown Unknown
Region Sinnoh*/Johto*
Trainer class Arcade Star
(Frontier Brain)
Generation IV
Games Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver
Brain of Battle Arcade
Print Arcade Print

Arcade Star Dahlia (Japanese: ルーレットゴーデス ダリア Roulette Goddess Dahlia) is the Frontier Brain in charge of running the Battle Frontier's Battle Arcade. She is the only character in the games to have the Trainer class Arcade Star (Japanese: ルーレットゴーデス Roulette Goddess).

In the games

She is the Frontier Brain of the Battle Arcade in the Sinnoh and Johto regions. Fantina is a fan of Dahlia's dancing style. An NPC inside of the Battle Arcade notes that Dahlia has a peculiar fashion sense.

Pokémon

Silver Print challenge



Gold Print challenge



Quotes

Initial battle

  • Before battle
"No need to worry. ♪ Let chance do what it does. Like surprises from the game board, life goes through twists and turns. No need to worry. ♪ Things will go as they will. But, enough of that. I know one thing for certain. You have arrived here not merely because you were lucky. Let us not waste any time. I wish to test your skills myself!"
  • After the roulette
"Always be smiling! Luck comes to those who are happy! That's why I always keep a big smile and believe in my Pokémon when I battle."
  • Being defeated
"You're so very, very good! My Pokémon had a good time, too!"
  • After being defeated
"How fabulous of you! Your love of Pokémon shone through, and, in turn, your Pokémon believed in you. That is why you handled everything thrown your way splendidly. A most wonderful victory it was!"

Rematch

  • Before battle
"No need to worry. ♪ Let chance do what it does. Like surprises from the game board, life goes through twists and turns. No need to worry. ♪ Things will go as they will. But, enough of that. You are proving yourself incredible. Are you incredible because you are so lucky you shrug off bad luck entirely? Or, are you so incredibly talented to not be swayed by luck, good or bad? I wish to see for myself what brought you to me today!"
  • After the roulette
"Whenever I battle someone tough, I smile. I cannot help it! How about you? What do you do? Do you laugh? Cry? Get angry?"
  • Being defeated
"Battling a wonderful Trainer is always a happy occasion!"
  • After being defeated
"Truly, it was so very fabulous of all of you! Bad luck, you cast aside, and good luck, you netted. That you did so is evidence of your abilities. By defeating me, Dahlia, you have proven your mastery brilliantly! I am sincerely happy for having this battle against you!"

Sprites

Spr Pt Dahlia.png Dahlia OD.png VSDahlia.png
Sprite from
Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Overworld sprite from
Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
VS sprite from
Platinum,
HeartGold, and SoulSilver

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Dahlia, Darach, and Caitlin

Dahlia first appears along with her fellow Frontier Brains, Palmer, Thorton, and Argenta in a meeting; afterward they go back to their facilities. Dahlia later appears at her facility, the Battle Arcade, when Platinum racks up enough wins that will allow her to challenge the Frontier Brain soon. After Platinum wins enough times, she becomes eligible to fight Dahlia. Due to an unexpected earthquake, Platinum is unable to stop the roulette in time and Dahlia does so instead, causing it to land on the Pokémon swap button.

Due to it landing on that button, Dahlia and Platinum switch their teams and begin battling. At first, Dahlia has the upper hand because of Platinum's refusal of harming her own Pokémon but, once she gains the resolve to do so, she manages to defeat the Arcade Star. Later, Dahlia helps Platinum with her research of the Distortion World and despite her "Que Sera, Sera" attitude, she throws a tantrum offscreen due to her loss to Platinum being her first one.

Pokémon

On hand
Dahlia's Ludicolo
Ludicolo
Dahlia's Ludicolo was used to battle Platinum at the Battle Arcade. However, due to the rules of the Pokémon swap button, it was sent to battle on Platinum's side. It managed to deal heavy damage to Platinum's Rapidash. After that, it was returned to Dahlia.

Ludicolo's only known move is Waterfall.

Debut Interrupting Ivysaur
Dahlia's Medicham
Medicham
Dahlia's Medicham was used to battle Platinum at the Battle Arcade. However, due to the rules of the Pokémon swap button, it was sent to battle on Platinum's side. Medicham was used to defeat Platinum's Rapidash, causing Dahlia to lose the match. After that, it was returned to Dahlia.
Debut Interrupting Ivysaur
Dahlia's Togekiss
Togekiss
Dahlia's Togekiss was used to battle Platinum at the Battle Arcade. However, due to the rules of the Pokémon swap button, it was sent to battle on Platinum's side. In the battle, it was defeated by a single Focus Blast from Lopunny. After that, it was returned to Dahlia.

Togekiss's known moves are Air Slash, Aura Sphere, Psychic, and Hyper Beam.

Debut Interrupting Ivysaur
Temporary
Platinum's Empoleon
Empoleon
Main article: Platinum's Empoleon

Empoleon was one of the Pokémon used in the Battle Frontier. She is Platinum's starter. Prior to the battle, she was given to Dahlia. After the battle, Empoleon was returned to Platinum.

Debut Stagestruck Starly
Platinum's Rapidash
Rapidash
Main article: Platinum's Rapidash

Rapidash was one of the Pokémon used in the Battle Frontier. He is Platinum's very first Pokémon. Prior to the battle, he was given to Dahlia. After the battle, Rapidash was returned to Platinum.

Debut Stagestruck Starly
Platinum's Lopunny
Lopunny
Lopunny was one of the Pokémon used in the Battle Frontier. Prior to the battle, she was given to Dahlia. After the battle, Lopunny was returned to Platinum.

Lopunny's only move known under Dahlia's possession is Focus Blast.

Debut To and Fro with Froslass

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Dahlia or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Dahlia's Pokémon
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in the current Standard format.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Blaziken Pokémon FB Fire Supreme Victors Rare Holo 2/147 Beat of the Frontier Rare Holo 019/100
Dusknoir Pokémon FB Psychic Supreme Victors Rare 26/147 Beat of the Frontier Rare 051/100
Blaziken Pokémon FB LV.X Fire Supreme Victors Rare Holo LV.X 142/147 Beat of the Frontier Rare Holo LV.X 020/100
 

Trivia

  • All of the Pokémon she uses for the Gold Print challenge are somehow related to birds.
    • As well, all of the held items she has on her Pokémon for the Silver Print somehow affect the holder's speed.
  • Dahlia's belt has the Battle Frontier logo on it as a pattern.
  • Dahlia shares the same catchphrase with Dawn in the anime.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ダリア Dahlia From dahlia
English, French, German, Italian Dahlia Same as Japanese name
Spanish Delila From dahlia. May also be derived from lila (lilac).
Korean 달리아 Dahlia Same as Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 大麗 Dà Lì From 大麗菊 Dàlì-jú, dahlia. Literally means "Great beauty".


Arcade Star

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ルーレットゴーデス Roulette Goddess
Mandarin Chinese 輪盤女神 Lúnpán Nǚshén
France Flag.png European French Diva Arcade
Germany Flag.png German Arkaden-Star
Italy Flag.png Italian Diva Arena
South Korea Flag.png Korean 룰렛여신 Roulette Yeosin
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Astro Ruleta


JohtoSinnoh BF.png Sinnoh and Johto Battle Frontier JohtoSinnoh BF.png
Battle Castle
Darach
Castle Valet
Darach
Battle Hall
Argenta
Hall Matron
Argenta
Battle Tower
Palmer
Tower Tycoon
Palmer
Battle Factory
Thorton
Factory Head
Thorton
Battle Arcade
Dahlia
Arcade Star
Dahlia


Trainer classes in the Pokémon main series
Johto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*BoarderBug CatcherBurglarCamper
ChampionExecutive*FirebreatherFisherman*GentlemanGuitaristHikerJugglerKimono GirlLass
LeaderMediumPicnickerPokéfanPoké Maniac*PKMN TrainerPoliceman*PsychicRivalSage
SailorSchool Kid*ScientistSkierSuper NerdSwimmerTeacherTeam Rocket Grunt*TwinsYoungster
Mystery ManCHGSS*
Double TeamHGSSElderHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Only in the Battle FrontierHGSS:

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollector
CowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdolJoggerLadyNinja Boy
Parasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN Ranger
RancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialite
TuberVeteranWaiterWaitressWorker
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon

Sinnoh Ace TrainerAroma LadyArtistBattle GirlBeautyBelle & PaBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCameraman
CamperChampionClownCollectorCommanderCowgirlCyclistDouble TeamDragon TamerElite Four
FishermanGalactic BossGalactic GruntGentlemanGuitaristHikerIdolInterviewersJoggerLadyLassLeader
Ninja BoyParasol LadyPicnickerPIPokéfanPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN Trainer
PolicemanPsychicRancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidScientistSkier
SocialiteSwimmerTower TycoonTuberTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoung CoupleYoungster
Arcade StarPtCastle ValetPtFactory HeadPtHall MatronPtMaidPt

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