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This article is about the Elite Four member. For the character in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, see Big Bertha.
キクノ Kikuno
Diamond Pearl Bertha.png
Art from Diamond and Pearl
Gender Female
Eye color Brown
Hair color Gray
Hometown Unknown
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Roland (cousin's son; anime only)
Trainer class Elite Four
Generation IV
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Elite Four of Pokémon League (Sinnoh)
Specializes in Ground types
Anime debut An Elite Coverup!
English voice actor Mary O' Brady
Japanese voice actor Yōko Matsuoka

Bertha (Japanese: キクノ Kikuno) is a Master Ground-type Trainer and member of the Sinnoh Elite Four.

In the games

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Bertha is the second member of the Sinnoh Elite Four.


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum



  • Before battle
"Well, well. You're quite the adorable Trainer, but you've also got a spine. Ahaha! I'm Bertha. I have a preference for Ground-type Pokémon. Well, would you show this old lady how much you've learned?"
  • During battle (less than half HP)
"Dear child, don't assume for an instant that you've won."
  • When defeated
"Well! Dear child, I must say, that was most impressive. Your Pokémon believed in you and did their best to earn you the win. Even though I've lost, I find myself with this silly grin!"
  • After battle
"You're quite something, youngster. I like how you and your Pokémon earned the win by working as one. That's what makes you so strong. Ahahaha! I think that you can go as far as you want."
"The Trainer in the next room is a much more formidable opponent. You really must have your wits about you. However, I think you can go as far as you desire. Ahahaha!"


Spr DP Bertha.png Spr Pt Bertha.png Bertha OD.png VSBertha.png
Bertha's sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Bertha's sprite from Platinum Bertha's overworld sprite from Generation IV Bertha's VS sprite
from Platinum

In the anime

Bertha in the anime

Bertha, along with Cynthia, the champion of the Elite Four, was mentioned in An Elite Meet and Greet! by Lucian and by Officer Jenny in A Trainer and Child Reunion!.

She made her debut in An Elite Coverup!, where she, along with Ash and his friends, helped Roland get his Magby back from Team Rocket. After chasing them on her SUV, the group battled the trio and got back Magby.

Later, Bertha battled Ash and his Torterra but managed to defeat him relatively easily. She also advised him to be more observant in battles.

She made a cameo appearance during the credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.


Bertha uses these Pokémon in the anime:

Bertha's Gliscor
Gliscor was used by Bertha to destroy the machine attached to Team Rocket's balloon, when Ash's Staraptor was initially unable to. After this it broke through the balloon, causing it to crash.

Gliscor's only known move is Guillotine.

Debut An Elite Coverup!
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Marc Thompson
Bertha's Golem
Golem was used by Bertha to stop the armored Carnivine and Seviper. After it destroyed the armors, Bertha asked Roland and his Magby to finish the villains off.

Golem's only known move is Rock Blast.

Debut An Elite Coverup!
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Tom Wayland
Bertha's Hippowdon
After Team Rocket was sent away, Ash and Bertha decided to battle. Hippowdon battled Ash's Torterra. Hippowdon often went underground and then attacked Torterra with a different move upon resurfacing. Despite this, Ash asked Torterra to sense Hippowdon when he was underground, managing to attack him with Leaf Storm. However, Hippowdon went underground once again and managed to attack Torterra a few more times, defeating it.

Hippowdon also appeared alongside Bertha during the credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Hippowdon's known moves are Dig, Iron Head and Fire Fang.

Debut An Elite Coverup!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Tom Wayland

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 松岡洋子 Yōko Matsuoka
English Mary O' Brady
German Marion Hartmann
Brazilian Portuguese Rosa Maria Baroli
Spanish Latin America Magda Giner
Spain María Julia Díaz

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Bertha in Pokémon Adventures

Bertha, along with Lucian and Aaron, are enlisted by the Pokémon Association to decipher Charon's notebook that was stolen by Diamond's Kit. Together, they were figure out the hidden information inside of the book and they give it to Diamond and Pearl so they can use it to stop Charon from capturing the Legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh.


On hand
Bertha's Hippowdon
Hippowdon is the only known Pokémon in Bertha's possession. Along with being used as transportation for Bertha, she was used to carry some books for her Trainer.

None of Hippowdon's moves are known.

Debut VS Togekiss

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Bertha makes a brief appearance in Gathering of the Legendary Pokémon!. She, along with the other members of the Sinnoh Elite Four and Gym Leaders, head to the Galactic HQ to take on the remaining Team Galactic grunts.

In the TCG

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

Bertha'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
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Golem Pokémon 4 Fighting Rising Rivals Rare 23/111 Infernape Half Deck   005/018
Rhyperior Pokémon 4 Fighting Rising Rivals Rare 32/111 Infernape Half Deck   008/018
Hippowdon Pokémon 4 Fighting Rising Rivals Uncommon 42/111 Infernape Half Deck   007/018
Whiscash Pokémon 4 Fighting Rising Rivals Uncommon 54/111 Infernape Half Deck   006/018
Gliscor Pokémon 4 Fighting Rising Rivals Common 62/111 Infernape Half Deck   009/018
Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Bertha's Warmth Su Rising Rivals Uncommon 90/111 Infernape Half Deck   017/018


  • Some theorize that Bertha is somehow related to Agatha of the Kanto Elite Four, due to their resemblance in hairstyle, position, and name (both English and Japanese).
    • In fact, in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, Shauntal, Elite Four member of Unova, mentioned this resemblance as a quote from her novel during the player's post-National Pokédex challenge.
  • While her Hippowdon is invariably female in the games and in Pokémon Adventures, it shows male coloration in other media—namely the TCG and the anime.
  • Bertha and Volkner are the only major Trainers in the Diamond & Pearl anime series to use a Pokémon from their in-game Platinum team.
  • Bertha is the only Sinnoh Elite Four member who was not seen battling Cynthia in the anime.


Language Name Origin
Japanese キクノ Kikuno Kiku, the chrysanthemum. Sounds similar to "Kikuko". A common Japanese surname.
English Bertha From earth. Also similar to "Agatha".
French Terry From terre, earth.
German Teresa From Terrain, soil.
Italian Terrie From terra, earth.
Spanish Gaia From Gaia, the Greek deity personifying the earth.
Korean 들국화 Deul Gukhwa Combination of 들 deul, Field and 국화 (菊花) gukhwa (in Japanese kiku), Chrysanthemum, which is also a reference to Agatha.
Chinese (Mandarin) 菊野 Júyě From the name 菊野 Kikuno. Literally means "Chrysanthemum field". Shares the character 菊 with 菊子 Júzǐ (Agatha).

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