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Hall Matron Argenta

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Argenta redirects here. For the city known as Argenta in French, see Pewter City.

Argenta
ケイト Kate
Platinum Argenta.png
Art from Platinum
Gender Female
Hometown Unknown
Region Sinnoh*/Johto*
Trainer class Hall Matron
(Frontier Brain)
Generation IV
Games Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver
Brain of Battle Hall
Print Hall Print

Hall Matron Argenta (Japanese: ステージマドンナ ケイト Stage Madonna Kate) is the Frontier Brain in charge of running the Battle Frontier's Battle Hall. She is the only character in the games to have the Trainer class Hall Matron (Japanese: ステージマドンナ Stage Madonna).

In the games

Argenta is the Frontier Brain of the Battle Hall in the Sinnoh and Johto regions. She can be challenged after 50 consecutive battles, which is unique as all other Frontier Brains can be challenged after 21 consecutive battles. Once defeated, she will give away the silver commemorative print. Argenta can be challenged again after 170 consecutive battles, and will give away the gold commemorative print when defeated. The player must defeat all types at least 10 times before challenging her again and again.

Pokémon

Argenta has these Pokémon when she is challenged for the Silver and Gold print:

Quotes

Initial battle

  • Before battle
"My Battle Hall allows Trainers to mount challenges with their one favorite Pokémon. I imagine there were tense moments getting here with your chosen one. But understand that one shines the brightest when a challenge is overcome. I am Argenta, and I am your final and most daunting challenge. I dare you to overcome my challenge."
  • Being defeated
"Oh...I detest how fun times seem to end so quickly."
  • After being defeated
"A good Trainer doesn't force their favorite on anyone. A good one keeps with their favorite without drama or fanfare. That is how I see it, at least. And, by the way I see it, you're an excellent Trainer! Be sure to visit the Battle Hall again with a favorite Pokémon. Until then, bye-bye!"

Rematch

  • Before battle
"Well! My goodness, your Pokémon... It's got star power beyond belief. Even from inside its Poké Ball, I can feel its charismatic brilliance. But I'm the Hall Matron. I'll be the judge of that. I must battle it for myself and see if that brilliance is genuine. That is why we must battle now."
  • Being defeated
"It's so sad how the truly fun times seem to last only a moment."
  • After being defeated
"You must never forget there is a place where everyone can shine. That goes for any kind of Pokémon, too. Spread that message in your own words. It's one everyone should hear. And now, having lost, this lady has nothing left to say at all, but... Bye-bye!"

Sprites

Spr Pt Argenta.png Argenta OD.png VSArgenta.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

Argenta and Thorton in Pokémon Adventures

Argenta first appears along with her fellow Frontier Brains, Palmer, Dahlia, and Thorton in a meeting; afterward they go back to their facilities. Argenta, along with Palmer, is seen trying to investigate the communication system of the Battle Frontier going down. After Thorton is defeated by Platinum, she slaps him out of the temper tantrum he was throwing.

Later, at the Battle Hall, Argenta faces Platinum in the final match. Her Dragonite proved powerful but was eventually defeated by Platinum's Froslass.

Pokémon

Rented
Argenta's Dragonite
Dragonite
Argenta's Dragonite was used to battle Platinum at the Battle Hall. It proved powerful and was able to deal heavy damage to Platinum's Froslass despite the type disadvantage. Eventually, it was defeated by a super effective Ice Shard, making Platinum the winner of the match.

Dragonite's only known move is Steel Wing.

Debut Dealing with Dragonite

In the TCG

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

Argenta's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Drifblim Pokémon FB Psychic Supreme Victors Rare Holo 3/147 Beat of the Frontier Rare Holo 038/100
      DPt-P Promotional cards   017/DPt-P
Butterfree Pokémon FB Grass Supreme Victors Rare 17/147 Beat of the Frontier Rare 004/100
 

Trivia

  • She has the same color scheme as Lucian of the Sinnoh Elite Four and Will of the Johto Elite Four: purple hair with maroon-themed clothes.
    • Like Lucian and Will, she also sports eyewear.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ケイトKate From 鶏頭 keitō, plumed cockscomb
English, German, Spanish Argenta From Celosia argentea, the scientific name of the plumed cockscomb. May also be derived from argentum, Latin for silver.
French Célosia From Celosia
Italian Mara Possibly from Amaranthaceae, the family where the plumed cockscomb belongs to
Korean 맨드라 Mandra From Mandrake.
Chinese (Mandarin) 凱特 Kǎitè Transliteration of Kate


Hall Matron

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ステージマドンナ Stage Madonna'
Mandarin Chinese 舞台女主角 Wǔtái Nǚzhǔjiǎo
France Flag.png European French Lady Scène
Germany Flag.png German Saaldiva
Italy Flag.png Italian Stella Palco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스테이지마돈나 Stage Madonna
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Dama Salón


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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