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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 Elite Four 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 X and Y

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
Item Ability Nature English
Lumiose City Missingno. Any Pokémon Ralts Ralts Ralts ラルトス Gardevoirite Gardevoirite Synchronize Modest Diantha カルネ 37110 20/20/20/31/20/31


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!"


VS portrait from
X and Y

In the anime

Diantha in the anime

Diantha debuted 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. She was seen in a flashback in Mega Revelations!, and she also was seen in a fantasy in Summer of Discovery!.

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.

Diantha made an appearance in the movie Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction battling Wikstrom.


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Diantha's Ralts

Diantha's Gardevoir
Ralts → Kirlia → Gardevoir ↔ Mega 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 seen in a flashback in Mega Revelations!, and it also was seen in a fantasy in Summer of Discovery!.

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.

Gardevoir's known moves are Shadow Ball and Moonblast.

Debut The Bonds of Evolution!
Voice actors
English Michele Knotz

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 折笠富美子 Fumiko Orikasa
English Vanessa Gardner
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 the location of where Team Flare is preparing to take Xerneas's tree using a group of mind-controlled citizens from Vaniville Town. They find X and his friends there having been defeated by Celosia in an attempt to rescue the townspeople. Before Celosia can finish X off, he is saved by Korrina, Gurkinn, and Diantha, who use their Mega-Evolved team to battle Celosia and Essentia.


Diantha's Gardevoir

Diantha's Mega Gardevoir
Gardevoir ↔ Mega 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.

Gardevoir's known moves are Psychic, Psyshock, and Hyper Beam, and its Ability is Trace in its regular form and Pixilate as Mega Gardevoir.

Debut PAXY09


  • Diantha is the only Champion to not use more than one Pokémon of the same color. Furthermore, each of her six party members represents one stat, giving 2 EVs to that stat (except her Gardevoir, which gives 3 EVs). 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).


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,
Diantha From the genus Dianthus, which is derived from the Greek words for god and flower
French Dianthéa From the genus Dianthus
Spanish Dianta From the genus Dianthus
Korean 카르네 Carnet 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

Games: BlueLanceRedStevenWallace
CynthiaAlderIrisDianthaAll player characters
Anime: CaptainDrakeAsh KetchumLanceJon DicksonTyson
Origins: BlueRed
Adventures: Professor OakRedSteven
EToP: DrakeAsh Ketchum
Other: Ronald*Rald*
Kalos League
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four

Non-player characters in the core series games
Kalos Professor SycamoreGraceCalemSerenaShaunaTiernoTrevorAlexaCassiusInver
SinaDexioGurkinnBonnieDianthaAZLookerEmmaMr. BondingPhil the Photo Guy
Team FlareGym guideGym LeadersElite FourBattle ChatelainesName RaterJudge

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplup
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarry
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchie
TabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarret
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor Rowan
Professor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor Sycamore
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCress
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceMr. SukizoRaoul Contesta
Vivian MeridianScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon George
AlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMontgomeryJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaClembot
AlainMairinAriaDianthaGurkinnLysandreMonsieur Pierre
Gym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsMany temporary characters

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