Diantha

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Diantha
カルネ Carnet
XY Diantha.png
Artwork from X and Y
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Brown
Hometown Unknown
Region Kalos
Trainer class Champion
Grand Duchess*
Generation VI
Games X and Y
Champion of Pokémon League (Kalos)
Anime debut The Bonds of Evolution!
English voice actor Vanessa Gardner
Japanese voice actor Fumiko Orikasa

Diantha (Japanese: カルネ Carnet) is a famous and renowned actress who is the Champion of the Kalos region's Pokémon League in Pokémon X and Y.

In the games

Diantha appears in Pokémon X and Y as a famous movie star and a notable icon across the Kalos Region. She is also a Trainer, but shows more interest in other Trainers who have real potential. She takes a special interest in the player from their first meeting in Café Soleil in Lumiose City and later when she meets the player again in Coumarine City.

Later, she reappears as the Champion of the Kalos region.

After registering in the Hall of Fame, Diantha can be found in Café Soleil, where she will ask the player to trade one of their Pokémon for her Ralts holding the Mega Stone for Gardevoir, the Gardevoirite.

She will also appear in the Battle Chateau once the player has reached the highest rank, Grand Duke/Grand Duchess.

Pokémon

Pokémon X and Y

For all of her battles, Diantha's Gourgeist is Average Size.

Pokémon League


Battle Chateau - No Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau - Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau - Blue Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau - Red Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau - Black Writ of Challenge


Traded to the player
Location Player's Pokémon Traded Pokémon English
nickname
Japanese
nickname
Item Ability Nature English
OT
Japanese
OT
ID IVs
Lumiose City 000 Any Pokémon Ralts Ralts Ralts ラルトス Gardevoirite Gardevoirite Synchronize Modest Diantha カルネ 37110 20/20/20/31/20/31

Quotes

Pokémon X and Y

Café Soleil (first visit)

"What a strange question... Why would I want to play the same old roles forever? Youth may be beautiful, but it's not all there is to life. Everything changes. I want to live and change like that, too. So I look forward to playing different roles as I get older."
"And who are you two?"
"<player>, right? I heard Lysandre call you that. You both have lovely names. Oh, and you're both Trainers! Don't your Pokémon look happy? I'm a Trainer myself, in my off time. I look forward to us battling someday!"

Coumarine City

"A strong bond?"
"Does this make you think of something like Kalos's Legendary Pokémon? Found only here in the Kalos region, right? Nowhere else? Maybe that's not a coincidence."
"Bonds... They really are important to us all, aren't they? When I'm acting, I think I'm always trying to forge a bond between myself and the character I'm playing. If all I think about is how I'm nothing like a character, then I'll just hate playing it. But if I focus on what I have in common with the character and put myself in her shoes, I might be able to understand her. It's the same for people--or Pokémon."
"Oh, never mind me! I'm just babbling about my own things. Let's have a battle the next we meet, shall we? I'm still looking forward to it!"

Pokémon League

  • Before battle (first time)
"Welcome at last, dear Trainer. As you must know, I am the Champion, Diantha. Oh, but you are... You're the child I spoke to in Lumiose City and Coumarine City, aren't you?! Then that means that you are also the one that dear Augustine said... Of course! How could I--?! Oh, I must look like such a fool not to recognize you sooner! You and your Pokémon are the ones who stopped Team Flare for us all! It seems wrong of me to say this, but thank you! You saved us all... I can't wait to see what you and your Pokémon are capable now that I know exactly what it is you've done already!"
"Oh, welcome back! I've been hoping that you would visit again! Battling against you and your Pokémon, all of you brimming with hope for the future... Honestly, it just fills me up with energy I need to keep facing each new day! It does!"
  • Being defeated
"Witnessing the noble spirits of you and your Pokémon in battle has really touched my heart..."
  • After being defeated (first time)
"I-I'm so choked up that it's hard to know what I should say, but I...I... I'm just so glad at this moment that I was good enough to be the Champion... After all, it gave me the chance to meet and battle with you and your wonderful Pokémon! Now I understand just why dear Augustine--that's Professor Sycamore to you--said he had to get everything ready for the new Champion! He'll be waiting for us in Lumiose City, but before I take you there... My dear <player>, would you mind coming this way with me?"
  • After being defeated (rematch)
"That positive hope for the future and the warm feelings that fill your heart... Those things can never be exhausted. They will never run out. Not ever. If you just find a way to share them with others, I know you'll have a happy life. Come along, my dear <player>... You know where we're going next."
"Here we are! I'm so glad to welcome you in. This grand chamber is where you enter the Kalos region's Hall of fame. This is where Pokémon Trainers will live on forever, remembered always for giving their all in battle to the Pokémon League and for the glory and light that they shared with all. Come, <player>… Your love for your Pokémon… And the way that those Pokémon gave everything they had in battle for you… We'll record them all right here for eternity."
"We will record your experience and the glory that you've shown in facing the Pokémon League here in this grand hall! This will be your--and your Pokémon's--legacy! Come, <player>… Your love for your Pokémon… And the way that those Pokémon gave everything they had in battle for you… We'll record them all right here for eternity."

Café Soleil (post-game)

  • Before the trade
"Oh, why hello there! That's right... This is where I first met you, isn't it? <player>? You know, I'd really like to learn more about how a strong Trainer like you raises his/her Pokémon. This probably feels a bit sudden, but how would you feel about trading one your Pokémon for my Ralts here?"
No: "No, of course I understand... I'm sure all of your Pokémon are like precious friends to you, right? You can't just give away a friend to someone else that easily!"
Yes: (after selecting the Pokémon to trade) "Heheh. We Trainers all feel a bit nervous when trading Pokémon... but I'm sure it's nothing compared to how the Pokémon must feel!"
  • After the trade
"Hello, <Pokémon>. I'm glad to meet you. Was it a bit shocking to be traded? I hope you'll come to trust and like me. I promise that I'll take good care of you."

Battle Chateau

  • Before battle
"Oh my! I never thought I would meet you here! Honestly, I didn't! Oh, but--silly me--I should at least do these things right… As Champion and as Grand Duchess of the Battle Chateau, I, Diantha, challenge you."
  • Being defeated
"Witnessing the noble spirits of you and your Pokémon in battle has really touched my heart..."
  • After being defeated
(if giving the player an item) "Hehe, here you go! I hope you like it!"
"I just...I just don't know what to say... I can hardly express this feeling... But I'm so glad I got to be Champion and Grand Duchess... Battling you and your Pokémon makes everything seem worth it!"
  • After defeating the player
"Oh, fantastic! What did you think? My team was pretty cool, right? It's a bit embarrassing to show off, but I love to show their best sides!"

Sprites

VSDiantha.png XY Diantha Icon.png
VS portrait from
X and Y
PSS icon from
X and Y

In the anime

Diantha in the anime

Diantha made her debut appearance in the Pokémon anime in The Bonds of Evolution!, where she was shown having an exhibition battle against Magnus. With her Gardevoir, Diantha had very little trouble in defeating her opponent's Absol where it was shown she could direct her Gardevoir through mere eye contact. Ash and his friends later encountered Diantha in disguise, trying to get a piece of chocolate cake from a shop. She agreed to have a battle with Ash, but the battle between Pikachu and Gardevoir was soon interrupted by Team Rocket, who caught Gardevoir and took it away. With the guidance of Diantha's Key Stone, Ash and his friends were able to find Team Rocket. Diantha then Mega Evolved her Gardevoir into Mega Gardevoir, easily breaking out of its confinement and sending the Rocket trio blasting off again.

Just like in the games, Diantha is a famous movie star. She starred in a movie titled "My Sweet, Sweet Lady". She is also a fan of desserts, going out of her way to sample the local delicacies whenever she arrives in a new town. Her manager is Kathi Lee.

She was seen in a fantasy in Summer of Discovery!.

Diantha made a brief appearance at the beginning of the first XY series movie, Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, in which she was shown battling Wikstrom. She also appeared in a flashback in Garchomp's Mega Bond!.

She appeared again in Championing a Research Battle!, where she spoke with Olympia about the threat that Kalos was to face in the future, during which Olympia showed her a vision of Zygarde. When Olympia mentioned Ash and his friends, Diantha decided to track them down and let them know what she had heard, eventually meeting them in the middle of a training session. When she was informed about the mystical power of Ash and Greninja, she requested to battle Ash again. Diantha and Gardevoir initially held the upper hand, but as the battle continued Ash and Greninja (which eventually transformed into Ash-Greninja, to Diantha's shock) kept doing better. Diantha eventually decided to get serious and Mega Evolve her Gardevoir. Ash and Greninja, however, managed to perfect their transformation and knocked Gardevoir off its feet. But before the battle could continue, Ash and Greninja both passed out. Team Rocket then tried to get their hands on a weakened Gardevoir, but Diantha easily sent them blasting off again. After thanking Gardevoir for its efforts and making sure Ash and Greninja were okay, Diantha left, but could not help but question the nature of Greninja's transformation and the role Ash and his friends were to play. She also appeared again in another flashback in the following episode.

She made reappearances since A League of His Own!, where she stood in the middle of the Lumiose Conference's stadium and welcomed the participants of the Conference. In Analysis Versus Passion! and A Riveting Rivalry!, she watched Ash's and Sawyer's battle in the semi-final round. In Kalos League Passion with a Certain Flare!, she was watching, along with Professor Sycamore, as Ash and Alain each walked towards their respective sides of the battlefield in the Lumiose Conference's stadium, for the final round of the Conference. In Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted!, she watched the start of Ash and Alain's battle in the final round of the Lumiose Conference, and in Down to the Fiery Finish!, she watched the battle's conclusion.

She reappeared in A Towering Takeover!, Coming Apart at the Dreams!, and The Right Hero for the Right Job!.

She appeared again in Rocking Kalos Defenses! and Forming a More Perfect Union!, where she helped to destroy the Megalith Zygarde.

She appeared again in XY140, during a flashback.

Pokémon


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Diantha's Gardevoir

Diantha's Mega Gardevoir
Ralts → Kirlia → Gardevoir ↔ Mega Gardevoir
Main article: Diantha's Gardevoir

Gardevoir is Diantha's only known Pokémon. It is able to Mega Evolve into Mega Gardevoir. Gardevoir was first seen fighting against Magnus's Absol, where it used its speed to completely avoid taking any damage before defeating it, doing so without needing to Mega Evolve. Later Gardevoir battled against Pikachu, and was able to complete outmatch its opponent again in terms of speed and power. Before it could win, Gardevoir was captured by Team Rocket who attempted to flee with it. However Diantha followed and Mega Evolved Gardevoir who easily escaped its captors and sent them blasting off.

It was revealed to have evolved from a Ralts in Battling Into the Hall of Fame! and to have been with Diantha since she was young, as it appeared with her on a photo in the Pokémon Summer Camp Hall of Fame.

Debut The Bonds of Evolution!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Michele Knotz

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 折笠富美子 Fumiko Orikasa
English Vanessa Gardner
Hebrew עדי בר לב Adi Bar Lev
Brazilian Portuguese Letícia Quinto
Spanish Latin America Analiz Sánchez
Spain Emma Jiménez

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Diantha in Pokémon Adventures

Diantha debuts in the X & Y chapter. She is one of the 17 people that have received a Key Stone from Gurkinn. She first appears at Lysandre Café, where she shields Y and her friends from Lysandre's Pokémon with her Mega Gardevoir. The two converse on what they think beauty represents, which ends when Lysandre leaves to do other business. After realizing that Diantha is a famous movie star, Y excitedly introduces herself to Diantha. Before they can talk, Y's excitement brings the attention of many of Diantha's fans, who immediately rush in to see her. Diantha later bids farewell to Y and her friends.

Diantha later decides to take a break from acting after her latest movie had come out, much to the shock of her fans and the media. She meets up with Korrina, who had gone into hiding after a brush with Team Flare cost her and Gurkinn the Tower of Mastery. They find Gurkinn being attacked by Team Flare Admin Chalmers and his army of Skrelp and Dragalge. With her Mega Gardevoir, Diantha drives Chalmers away and rescues Gurkinn. The three decide to travel together and find Yveltal's cocoon form before Team Flare, who have already uncovered Xerneas's tree form, does. Further on in their journey, Diantha and the others find a wild Diancie being attacked by a thief. They manage to defeat the thief with their Mega-Evolved Pokémon, but Diancie is forced to find a new home. As it thanks them and leaves, Gurkinn reveals that Diancie is capable of Mega Evolution.

Later, the group travels to Route 8, where Team Flare is preparing to take Xerneas's tree by using a group of mind-controlled citizens from Vaniville Town. They find X and his friends captured by Essentia after a failed attempt to rescue their fellow townspeople. While Gurkinn stays behind to rescue X and his friends and Korrina faces Celosia alone, Diantha is ambushed by Malva, who reveals herself as a member of Team Flare and attacks. Malva traps herself and Diantha in a Magic Room, which isolates both of them from the outside world. Malva explains to Diantha that she is simply stalling for time while Team Flare manages to move Xerneas to their base. Although Y and Shauna attempt to break the barrier from the outside, their attempts fail and eventually the Magic Room sinks into the ground.

Team Flare successfully obtains Xerneas, but X and his friends manage to prevent the ultimate weapon from taking any innocent lives by weakening the weapon of most of its power. Despite this and Y having Xerneas join her team, Malva reveals that she defeated Diantha and managed to capture Yveltal, which had been sleeping as a cocoon in the ground underneath Xerneas's tree. Due to Xerneas and Yveltal's equal strength, the two sides are forced to have a ceasefire otherwise the battle will lead into an endless war between the two Legendary Pokémon.

Once both sides retreated, Diantha is revealed to have been hidden underground by Blue, an old acquaintance of hers, to avoid the ultimate weapon's beam. Blue reveals to Diantha that he is searching for "Z", the Legendary Pokémon Zygarde, which has the power to end Xerneas and Yveltal's endless war. Diantha agrees to help Blue search for clues to Zygarde's whereabouts. After meeting with X and his friends on Route 15 and introducing Blue to them, Diantha and Blue head to the Lost Hotel to meet up with Gurkinn again. Diantha and Blue later discover that Zygarde was spotted at Anistar City. When they arrive there, they find Zygarde in the middle of a battle between X's group and Essentia. Before they can land, Essentia successfully captures Zygarde before escaping.

After learning that Team Flare went into hiding at Pokémon Village, Diantha, Blue, and X's group all head out to confront the villains. On the way to the village, the group is attacked by Xerosic, who uses his Malamar to put everyone to sleep. During the battle, Diantha wakes up and goes on ahead to the village while X and Blue stay behind to fight. On her way, Diantha is intercepted by Malva, who used her Talonflame to attack her. By utilizing a technique used by another Trainer in the past, Diantha blocks Malva's attack, only to find that Malva managed to snatch her Mega Charm away.

When Malva escapes by taking to the skies, Diantha follows after by having Gardevoir move them through the air. The chase takes them to the skies above the Pokémon Village. When Y sees the two fighting, she helps Diantha by having Fletchy burn Malva's hand to force her to drop the Mega Charm. Y attempts to assist with battling Malva, but Diantha refuses and asks her to stay out of the battle.

Diantha appears as a cameo alongside Blue in Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter when Steven Stone mentions to Zinnia that there were other trainers that were training to become Successors.

Pokémon

Diantha's Gardevoir

Diantha's Mega Gardevoir
Gardevoir ↔ Mega Gardevoir
Main article: Diantha's Gardevoir

Gardevoir is Diantha's only known Pokémon. It is able to Mega Evolve into Mega Gardevoir. It was first seen in Lysandre Café with its Trainer, where Diantha had Gardevoir Mega Evolve to make Lysandre back off from attacking Trevor, Shauna, and Tierno.

Debut Chespin Sows the Seeds of Change

Trivia

  • Diantha is the only Champion to not use more than one Pokémon of the same color. Furthermore, each of her six party members has a different stat as their highest stat. Her team is as follows: Hawlucha (Green, Speed), Tyrantrum (Red, Attack), Aurorus (Blue, HP), Gourgeist (Brown, Defense), Goodra (Purple, Special Defense), Gardevoir (White, Special Attack).

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese カルネ Carnet From カーネーション carnation. One possible etymology for "carnation" is the word coronation.
English, German,
Italian
Diantha From the genus Dianthus, which is derived from the Greek for of Zeus and flower
French Dianthéa From the genus Dianthus
Spanish Dianta From the genus Dianthus
Korean 카르네 Kareune Transliteration of her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 卡露乃 Kǎlùnǎi Transliteration of her Japanese name. Possibly from 康乃馨 kāngnǎixīn (carnation)
Chinese (Cantonese) 卡露妮 Kālouhnèih Transliteration of her Japanese name

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SinaDexioGurkinnBonnieDianthaAZLookerEmmaMr. BondingPhil the Photo GuyMemory Girl
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Anime characters
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Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAlainAriaMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyer
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchieTabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretLysandreXerosicCelosiaBryonyMableAliana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor SycamoreProfessor Kukui
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNormanCarolineNanny and Pop-PopJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerHarper and Sarah
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceStevenMr. SukizoRaoul ContestaVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaClembotSanpeiMairinDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSquishyZ2Samson OakGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsMany temporary characters

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