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===Quotes===
 
===Quotes===
====In Sinnoh====
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===={{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}====
*Before battle
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'''Pokémon League'''
:''"One look at you tells me many things about you. Together, you and your Pokémon overcame all the challenges you faced, however difficult. It means that you've triumphed over any personal weaknesses, too. The power you learned... I can feel it emanating from you. That's enough talking. Let's get on with why you're here. I, Cynthia, accept your challenge as the Pokémon League Champion! There won't be any letup from me!"''
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*Before battle (initial)
 
OR
 
 
 
:''"Have you been keeping well? Thank you for Mt. Coronet. {{tt|And the Distortion World.|Platinum only}} I'm truly grateful. Together, you and your Pokémon overcame all the challenges you faced, however difficult. It means that you've triumphed over any personal weaknesses, too. The power you learned... I can feel it emanating from you. But that's enough talk. Let's get on with why you're here. As the Pokémon League Champion, I accept your challenge!"''
 
:''"Have you been keeping well? Thank you for Mt. Coronet. {{tt|And the Distortion World.|Platinum only}} I'm truly grateful. Together, you and your Pokémon overcame all the challenges you faced, however difficult. It means that you've triumphed over any personal weaknesses, too. The power you learned... I can feel it emanating from you. But that's enough talk. Let's get on with why you're here. As the Pokémon League Champion, I accept your challenge!"''
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  +
*Before battle (rematch)
  +
:''"One look at you tells me many things about you. Together, you and your Pokémon overcame all the challenges you faced, however difficult. It means that you've triumphed over any personal weaknesses, too. The power you learned... I can feel it emanating from you. That's enough talking. Let's get on with why you're here. I, Cynthia, accept your challenge as the Pokémon League Champion! There won't be any letup from me!"''
   
 
The bottom quote is only said the ''very'' first time she is challenged. After winning at least once, it permanently changes to the top quote.
 
The bottom quote is only said the ''very'' first time she is challenged. After winning at least once, it permanently changes to the top quote.
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:''"Just a few moments ago, you were the most powerful challenger. And just now, you became the most powerful of all the Trainers. You are now our newest Champion!"''
 
:''"Just a few moments ago, you were the most powerful challenger. And just now, you became the most powerful of all the Trainers. You are now our newest Champion!"''
   
====In Celestic Ruins (after beating the Elite Four, {{v2|Platinum}} only)====
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'''Celestic Ruins'''
:''"This cave painting...It's always been described this way. The light in the center represents either {{p|Dialga}} or {{p|Palkia}} appearing at the Spear Pillar. The three lights around it were thought to be {{p|Uxie}}, {{p|Mesprit}}, and {{p|Azelf}}. May I continue? But, then, I realized that there may be another way of interpreting this. Could this triangle of lights actually represent a different trio? Could they be {{p|Dialga}}, {{p|Palkia}}, and {{p|Giratina}} instead? And the large light at their center. Does it represent something else? Could it be {{p|Arceus|what created this world of ours}}? May I continue for a little bit longer? Thank you for listening to my theory. Do you know of the ancient [[Plates]] they find all over [[Sinnoh]]? One of them had this engraved on it. 'Two beings of time and space set free from the Original One.' I think this quote, too, points to the presence of another Pokémon. A Pokémon even more powerful than Dialga or Palkia. Does that sound plausible to you? I'm not quite sure how Giratina fits into this scheme of things, but...It's said that in the Distortion World, neither time nor space were stable. I think that tells us something about Giratina, the only Pokémon there. It must have been as powerful as Dialga and Palkia, the rulers of time and space. In some way, though, Giratina has to have a power opposite of theirs. I'm sorry this is so long. May I say one last bit? A long time ago, I wonder what sort of person painted this? Dialga's {{m|Roar of Time}}...Palkia's {{m|Spacial Rend}}...To the people back then, those Pokémon really must have appeared to rule over time and space. Seeing them must have shaken the people to their very core. This painting represents those feelings of awe, wonder, and everything else. It passed that memory to countless people, eventually becoming a myth...That's what I believe as a researcher of myths. I think I let myself get carried away and talked for far too long. I'm sorry, and thank you. Let's meet again."''
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* After beating the Elite Four, {{v2|Platinum}} only
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:''"This cave painting...It's always been described this way. The light in the center represents either {{p|Dialga}} or {{p|Palkia}} appearing at the Spear Pillar. The three lights around it were thought to be {{p|Uxie}}, {{p|Mesprit}}, and {{p|Azelf}}. May I continue? But, then, I realized that there may be another way of interpreting this. Could this triangle of lights actually represent a different trio? Could they be {{p|Dialga}}, {{p|Palkia}}, and {{p|Giratina}} instead? And the large light at their center. Does it represent something else? Could it be {{p|Arceus|what created this world of ours}}? May I continue for a little bit longer? Thank you for listening to my theory. Do you know of the ancient [[Plate]]s they find all over [[Sinnoh]]? One of them had this engraved on it. 'Two beings of time and space set free from the Original One.' I think this quote, too, points to the presence of another Pokémon. A Pokémon even more powerful than Dialga or Palkia. Does that sound plausible to you? I'm not quite sure how Giratina fits into this scheme of things, but...It's said that in the Distortion World, neither time nor space were stable. I think that tells us something about Giratina, the only Pokémon there. It must have been as powerful as Dialga and Palkia, the rulers of time and space. In some way, though, Giratina has to have a power opposite of theirs. I'm sorry this is so long. May I say one last bit? A long time ago, I wonder what sort of person painted this? Dialga's {{m|Roar of Time}}...Palkia's {{m|Spacial Rend}}...To the people back then, those Pokémon really must have appeared to rule over time and space. Seeing them must have shaken the people to their very core. This painting represents those feelings of awe, wonder, and everything else. It passed that memory to countless people, eventually becoming a myth...That's what I believe as a researcher of myths. I think I let myself get carried away and talked for far too long. I'm sorry, and thank you. Let's meet again."''
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===={{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}====
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'''Sinjoh Ruins'''
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:''"My name is Cynthia. I am a Pokémon Trainer. The {{color|FF0000|Sinjoh Ruins}} remind me of Sinnoh, where I come from. Initially, I thought it was because it snows a lot here as well. But that was not it. A long time ago...people came from Sinnoh to live here. They must have built a temple here while longing for home. That's why we call these the {{color|FF0000|Sinjoh Ruins}}... You are... a Pokémon Trainer? I can sense strong power coming from your Poké Ball... I feel a familiar presence... The power of <sc>Dialga</sc>... <sc>Palkia</sc>... or could it be <sc>Giratina</sc>? It's similar, but not quite the same... Have you got time? Can you come to the {{color|FF0000|Sinjoh Ruins}} with me? Call it a Trainer's intuition. When you and your Pokémon step onto that stage, something will happen."''
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:''"This is the {{color|FF0000|Mystri Stage}}. The mythical stage built to show respect for <sc>Arceus</sc>. It is said that people used to celebrate its magnificent might with music and dance. Some people in Johto still pass down this tradition."''
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* If the player does not have only a single Arceus in the party
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:''"The {{color|FF0000|Mystri Stage}} allows a single <sc>Arceus</sc> and nothing else to get on the stage... If you wish to go up there, you will have to deposit your other Pokémon in PC Box at the cabin."''
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* If the player only has a single Arceus in the party
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:''"According to an ancient document, time, space, and antimatter, or what combined we call the world, shall be born when <sc>Arceus</sc> stands on the {{color|FF0000|Mystri Stage}}. This is where one might say, "The lead enters the {{color|FF0000|Mystri Stage}} at last." All my study of ruins and Pokémon mythology in Sinnoh may have been to bring you up on this stage here today... Depicted on the {{color|FF0000|Mystri Stage}} are the Pokémon that shaped this world. The circle in the middle is <sc>Arceus</sc>, the origin of it all... This is the pattern that represents <sc>Palkia</sc>, the master of space and dimensions... This is the pattern that represents <sc>Dialga</sc>, the guardian of time... This is the pattern that represents <sc>Giratina</sc>, the ruler of the world that is on the opposite side of ours, the world of antimatter... <sc>Arceus</sc> has accepted you as a Trainer. <sc>Arceus</sc>, having shaped the world, is said to show you a glimpse of its true power. The power of possibly making life appear out of nothing... It seems that something will happen when you chose one of the circles... You'll want to be well prepared."''
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:''"Once you are ready, choose a circle and stand in the middle of it."''
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* Standing on Dialga's circle
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:''"So you choose <sc>Dialga</sc>, the guardian of time?"''
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* Standing on Palkia's circle
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:''"So you choose <sc>Palkia</sc>, the master of space and dimensions?"''
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* Standing on Giratina's circle
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:''"So you choose <sc>Giratina</sc>, the ruler of the Distortion World?"''
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:''"That shining sphere... Could it be...an Egg? Did we just witness the very moment an Egg was brought to this world? A moment no one has ever seen? An Egg is the cradle of every being. The planet itself is an Egg in a sense... Life that comes from an Egg will come to an end in due course... to begin anew... That may be what <sc>Arceus</sc> wanted to show us."''
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:''"That was...? We seem to be surrounded by that strong power again...!"''
   
====In Undella Town====
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===={{game|Black and White|s}}====
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'''Undella Town'''
 
*Before battle
 
*Before battle
 
:''"What's this?"''
 
:''"What's this?"''

Revision as of 14:16, 13 April 2011

Cynthia
シロナ Shirona
Diamond Pearl Cynthia.png
Art from Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Gender Female
Eye color Gray
Hair color Blonde
Hometown Celestic Town*
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Grandmother, grandfather and a younger sister
Trainer class Champion
Generation IV and V
Games Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver, Black and White
Champion of Pokémon League (Sinnoh)
Anime debut Top-Down Training!
English voice actor Emily Jenness
Japanese voice actor Tomo Sakurai

Cynthia (Japanese: シロナ Shirona) is the Champion of the Sinnoh region's Elite Four in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

In the games

Sinnoh

Cynthia helps the main character against Team Galactic in a point in the game. In Platinum, when encountered in Eterna City, she will give the player an egg from which Togepi will hatch. She is also found on Route 214 after the player has defeated Crasher Wake and received the Fen Badge. She gives the player the SecretPotion to get past the Psyduck group on Route 210 to get to Celestic Town. She then gives the player the Old Charm to give to her grandmother. She is very interested in mythology and history, and spends her time researching and exploring various sites associated with legendary Pokémon of the Sinnoh region. Her family lives in Celestic Town, although her own hometown is unknown. She is implied to have helped Rowan with his Pokédex and embarked on an adventure similar to the protagonist as a child.

In Platinum, after Giratina appears in Spear Pillar and takes Cyrus down with it, Cynthia rushes to the scene and assists the player during their trip to the Distortion World. She then expresses that everything that happened was destined, even though she wished that she was the one who battled Giratina.

Later, she reappears as the Pokémon League Champion.

After beating the game, if the player visits Celestic Town Ruins, she will come and explain what the ruins mean.

Diamond and Pearl



Platinum

Battle one (pre-National Pokédex)


Battle two (post-National Pokédex)



In the Sinjoh Ruins

File:Cynthiaarceus.jpg
Cynthia with Arceus

Cynthia makes an appearance in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, doing further investigation on the origins of Arceus and the creation trio. If the player has an Arceus with a fateful encounter marker, when the main character visits the Ruins of Alph, it will reveal the Sinjoh Ruins. Inside, Cynthia is found, and will tell the player that Arceus will let him/her obtain a level 1 Dialga, Palkia, or Giratina. If the player returns with an Arceus caught at the Hall of Origin, which has not yet had its event item released, they will be informed she has returned to Sinnoh and the event will run without her.

In Unova

Cynthia also makes an appearance in Pokémon Black and White. She can be battled in a house in Undella Town, though she can only be rebattled in the spring and summer. After defeating her, Shauntal and Caitlin can be seen visiting this house. In the summer, it can be visited by Lenora, Elesa, Iris and Skyla. She speaks about a young Trainer who defeated her, and mentions that that Trainer defeated Giratina, referencing to the events of Pokémon Platinum.





Quotes

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

Pokémon League

  • Before battle (initial)
"Have you been keeping well? Thank you for Mt. Coronet. And the Distortion World. I'm truly grateful. Together, you and your Pokémon overcame all the challenges you faced, however difficult. It means that you've triumphed over any personal weaknesses, too. The power you learned... I can feel it emanating from you. But that's enough talk. Let's get on with why you're here. As the Pokémon League Champion, I accept your challenge!"
  • Before battle (rematch)
"One look at you tells me many things about you. Together, you and your Pokémon overcame all the challenges you faced, however difficult. It means that you've triumphed over any personal weaknesses, too. The power you learned... I can feel it emanating from you. That's enough talking. Let's get on with why you're here. I, Cynthia, accept your challenge as the Pokémon League Champion! There won't be any letup from me!"

The bottom quote is only said the very first time she is challenged. After winning at least once, it permanently changes to the top quote.

  • During battle (after sending out last Pokémon)
"I can't remember the last time I was put in a corner like this!"
  • During battle (less than half HP)
"I won't let this end yet! This match is too fun to let it end this easily!"
  • When defeated
"Just a few moments ago, you were the most powerful challenger. And just now, you became the most powerful of all the Trainers. You are now our newest Champion!"

Celestic Ruins

  • After beating the Elite Four, Platinum only
"This cave painting...It's always been described this way. The light in the center represents either Dialga or Palkia appearing at the Spear Pillar. The three lights around it were thought to be Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf. May I continue? But, then, I realized that there may be another way of interpreting this. Could this triangle of lights actually represent a different trio? Could they be Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina instead? And the large light at their center. Does it represent something else? Could it be what created this world of ours? May I continue for a little bit longer? Thank you for listening to my theory. Do you know of the ancient Plates they find all over Sinnoh? One of them had this engraved on it. 'Two beings of time and space set free from the Original One.' I think this quote, too, points to the presence of another Pokémon. A Pokémon even more powerful than Dialga or Palkia. Does that sound plausible to you? I'm not quite sure how Giratina fits into this scheme of things, but...It's said that in the Distortion World, neither time nor space were stable. I think that tells us something about Giratina, the only Pokémon there. It must have been as powerful as Dialga and Palkia, the rulers of time and space. In some way, though, Giratina has to have a power opposite of theirs. I'm sorry this is so long. May I say one last bit? A long time ago, I wonder what sort of person painted this? Dialga's Roar of Time...Palkia's Spacial Rend...To the people back then, those Pokémon really must have appeared to rule over time and space. Seeing them must have shaken the people to their very core. This painting represents those feelings of awe, wonder, and everything else. It passed that memory to countless people, eventually becoming a myth...That's what I believe as a researcher of myths. I think I let myself get carried away and talked for far too long. I'm sorry, and thank you. Let's meet again."

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Sinjoh Ruins

"My name is Cynthia. I am a Pokémon Trainer. The Sinjoh Ruins remind me of Sinnoh, where I come from. Initially, I thought it was because it snows a lot here as well. But that was not it. A long time ago...people came from Sinnoh to live here. They must have built a temple here while longing for home. That's why we call these the Sinjoh Ruins... You are... a Pokémon Trainer? I can sense strong power coming from your Poké Ball... I feel a familiar presence... The power of Dialga... Palkia... or could it be Giratina? It's similar, but not quite the same... Have you got time? Can you come to the Sinjoh Ruins with me? Call it a Trainer's intuition. When you and your Pokémon step onto that stage, something will happen."
"This is the Mystri Stage. The mythical stage built to show respect for Arceus. It is said that people used to celebrate its magnificent might with music and dance. Some people in Johto still pass down this tradition."
  • If the player does not have only a single Arceus in the party
"The Mystri Stage allows a single Arceus and nothing else to get on the stage... If you wish to go up there, you will have to deposit your other Pokémon in PC Box at the cabin."
  • If the player only has a single Arceus in the party
"According to an ancient document, time, space, and antimatter, or what combined we call the world, shall be born when Arceus stands on the Mystri Stage. This is where one might say, "The lead enters the Mystri Stage at last." All my study of ruins and Pokémon mythology in Sinnoh may have been to bring you up on this stage here today... Depicted on the Mystri Stage are the Pokémon that shaped this world. The circle in the middle is Arceus, the origin of it all... This is the pattern that represents Palkia, the master of space and dimensions... This is the pattern that represents Dialga, the guardian of time... This is the pattern that represents Giratina, the ruler of the world that is on the opposite side of ours, the world of antimatter... Arceus has accepted you as a Trainer. Arceus, having shaped the world, is said to show you a glimpse of its true power. The power of possibly making life appear out of nothing... It seems that something will happen when you chose one of the circles... You'll want to be well prepared."
"Once you are ready, choose a circle and stand in the middle of it."
  • Standing on Dialga's circle
"So you choose Dialga, the guardian of time?"
  • Standing on Palkia's circle
"So you choose Palkia, the master of space and dimensions?"
  • Standing on Giratina's circle
"So you choose Giratina, the ruler of the Distortion World?"
"That shining sphere... Could it be...an Egg? Did we just witness the very moment an Egg was brought to this world? A moment no one has ever seen? An Egg is the cradle of every being. The planet itself is an Egg in a sense... Life that comes from an Egg will come to an end in due course... to begin anew... That may be what Arceus wanted to show us."
"That was...? We seem to be surrounded by that strong power again...!"

Pokémon Black and White

Undella Town

  • Before battle
"What's this?"
"What an uncanny resemblance... It's surprising to meet another Trainer who has intense eyes like that Pokémon Trainer. What's your name? ... OK. I'll remember that! <Player>, nice to meet you. I'm Cynthia. I'm a Pokémon Trainer, too, like you. I have an insatiable curiosity for researching Pokémon myths."
"I'm sure you know about Undella Town's Abyssal Ruins, right? I'm staying here at my friend's villa so I can investigate them."
"In order to get to know each other better as Pokémon Trainers, I would like our Pokémon to have a match. Would you care to be my opponent?"
  • If Yes is selected:
"Before I send out my Pokémon, my heart always begins to race... Interesting... My Pokémon in their Poké Balls are radiating a happy feeling. Are you the reason? What are you?"
  • If No is selected:
"Ha ha. You prefer to take things slowly and rationally, am I right? When you're ready, come talk to me. I'll be happy to see you."
"Oh. You've had a chance to get ready? I do want our Pokémon to have a match... Are you prepared to be my opponent?"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"When was the last time I was driven into a corner like this?"
  • During battle (less than half HP)
"You haven't won yet! I won't let such a fun battle end so easily!"
  • When defeated
"My heart is pounding so hard because I had such a heated battle with you. You are a really great Trainer!!"
  • After being defeated
"That was beyond my expectation! What an exceptional battle! You certainly bear a resemblance to that Trainer who faced Giratina... Oh, pardon me. I was just thinking out loud. I love being here in spring and summer. I can't stay all year, because there's so much to investigate in Sinnoh, as well. You're a great Trainer, and it would make me happy to see you again sometime."
  • General afterword
"I love to come here in spring and summer. But there are a lot of things to investigate in Sinnoh, as well. I'd be delighted to see you again. You're an awesome Pokémon Trainer!"

Sprites

File:DP Cynthia.png File:CynthiaPlatinum.gif VSCynthia.png Spr BW Cynthia.png
Cynthia's sprite from Diamond and Pearl Cynthia's sprite from Platinum Cynthia's VS sprite
from Platinum
Cynthia's sprite from Black and White

In the anime

File:Cynthia.png
Cynthia in the anime

Cynthia was first mentioned in Lucian's flashback in An Elite Meet and Greet along with the other members of the Sinnoh Elite Four. She made her first appearance in-person in Top-Down Training!.

She was first seen battling against Lucian with her Garchomp on television. She then arrived in Amity Square where she was studying ancient tablets. Paul then challenged her to a battle where she won easily. Cynthia later reappeared in Malice In Wonderland! where she battled Ash for the championship with a Rayquaza and lost, however it later emerged that Cynthia was an illusion created by a Mismagius.

The real Cynthia's next appearance was in Losing Its Lustrous and Double Team Turnover! where she tried to stop Team Galactic from stealing the Lustrous Orb. She also has been seen battling and defeating Aaron on television in Aiding the Enemy.

After that, Cynthia appeared in The Needs of the Three! and The Battle Finale of Legend!, where she helped Ash and company protect the Lake guardians and put a stop to Team Galactic.

She was also in An Old Family Blend!, where she observed the Sinnoh League tournament alongside Charles Goodshow, making her the first current Champion to appear at a Pokémon League Conference.

Her most recent appearance was in Memories are Made of Bliss!, where she was seen on TV battling Template:E4. As mentioned by the battle's MC, Flint's Infernape managed to defeat two of her Pokémon. After a harsh battle, Garchomp defeated Flint's Infernape, earning Cynthia the victory.

Cynthia also had a cameo appearance at the beginning of Arceus and the Jewel of Life, where she was engaged in a battle against Palmer. Cynthia also had another cameo during the credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

On hand

Cynthia's Garchomp
Garchomp
Main article: Cynthia's Garchomp

Garchomp is Cynthia's main Pokémon, which she uses in almost every single battle of hers. Garchomp is her most powerful Pokémon, and has never been seen losing to a single opponent.

Debut Top-Down Training
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Katsuyuki Konishi
Cynthia's Gastrodon
Gastrodon
Gastrodon was first seen in Double Team Turnover!, where it helped Cynthia in defeating Team Galactic's Golbat to help protect the Lustrous Orb. It appeared again in Aiding the Enemy!, where it helped Cynthia to defeat Template:E4's Drapion and Beautifly and defend Cynthia's Championship title.

Gastrodon's known moves are Stone Edge and Muddy Water.

Debut Double Team Turnover!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Bill Rogers

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 櫻井智 Tomo Sakurai
English Emily Jenness
Hebrew ליאת הר לב Liat Har Lev
Polish Monika Pikuła (DP035-DP051)
Joanna Pach (DP081)
Portuguese Brazil Samira Fernandes
Portugal Sandra de Castro (DP040-DP051)
Isabel Nunes (DP081-present)
European Spanish María Antonia Rodríguez

In the manga

File:Cynthia Adventures.png
Cynthia in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Cynthia first appears in Vs. Roserade II where she is seen correctly predicting the evolutions of Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum's Tru, Chimler, and Prinplup. After laughing at Dia and Pearl's Manzai, she decided to give Platinum some advice for her upcoming Gym challenge against Gardenia. Afterwards, she invades the Galactic Eterna Building and frees the bike store owner, Rad Rickshaw, with ease using her Spiritomb's Psychic combined with attacks of Diamond's Tru and Platinum's Prinplup. She later appears at Mr. Backlot's mansion where she investigates a case of missing Psyduck and takes the group to Route 210 and uses the Secret Potion to cure the Psyduck roadblock of their headaches. After meeting up with her grandmother, Cynthia takes the one Psyduck that belonged to a Trainer back to it's owner, lending her Garchomp to them for protection. In Vs Honchkrow during Diamond and Pearl's infiltration of the Galactic HQ, she personally challenges Cyrus to a one on one battle, despite her best efforts and powerful Pokémon she is unable to defeat him and he escapes with her too exhausted to follow. Later, she takes Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum to the Spear Pillar where they fight their final battle against him and the Legendary Dialga and Palkia.

Pokémon

On hand

Cynthia's Garchomp
Garchomp
Main article: Cynthia's Garchomp

Garchomp is Cynthia's strongest Pokémon and her main battler. Garchomp is well trained enough that she can battle even without her trainer giving her commands. She battled Cyrus and his Pokémon in the Celestic ruins but he managed to outsmart her and use her moves against her for his own gain. She was later used against him in the Galactic HQ holding a grudge from their last battle, despite using her strongest moves including the powerful Draco Meteor, her rage caused her moves to become weaker and Cyrus escaped, with neither her nor Cynthia strong enough to follow him.

Debut VS. Roserade II
Cynthia's Spiritomb
Spiritomb
Spiritomb was the second Pokémon seen in Cynthia's possession. With her powerful Psychic techniques she can lift objects with ease and played an important role in rescuing Rad Rickshaw from the clutches of Team Galactic. She was later used against Cyrus in the Galactic HQ and defeated his Honchkrow but was frozen by his Weavile and rendered unable to fight.

Spiritomb's known moves are Psychic and Shock Wave, and her ability is Pressure.

Debut VS. Roserade II
Cynthia's Milotic
Milotic
Milotic was the third Pokémon seen in Cynthia's possession. Milotic was first used against the Galactic Boss Cyrus in the Team Galactic HQ, it defeated his Weavile after a tough battle but was knocked out by a Giga Impact from his Gyarados.

Milotic's known moves are Iron Tail, Brine, Twister and Tackle.

Debut VS. Spiritomb

Pokémon DP

Pokémon

Garchomp
Main article: Cynthia's Garchomp

Cynthia's Garchomp was used in the Pokémon League where it faced off against Mitsumi.

Debut A New Battle Begins
Lucario
Lucario was also used in the Pokémon League where it faced off against Mitsumi.

None of Lucario's moves are known.

Debut A New Battle Begins

In the TCG

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

Name Type Level Rarity Set Set no.
Cynthia's Feelings - - Uncommon Legends Awakened 131/146
(H) Unnumbered Promotional cards (no English release) -
Rayquaza C Colorless 73 Rare Holo Supreme Victors 8/147
Lickilicky C Colorless 57 Rare Supreme Victors 30/147
Lucario C Fighting 60 Rare Supreme Victors 31/147
Milotic C Water 58 Rare Supreme Victors 35/147
Roserade C Psychic 58 Rare Supreme Victors 40/147
Altaria C Colorless 59 Uncommon Supreme Victors 49/147
Garchomp C Colorless 62 Uncommon Supreme Victors 60/147
Spiritomb C Psychic 58 Uncommon Supreme Victors 84/147
Togekiss C Colorless 60 Uncommon Supreme Victors 86/147
Champion's Room - - Uncommon Supreme Victors 135/147
Cynthia's Guidance - - Uncommon Supreme Victors 136/147
Garchomp C LV.X Colorless X Rare Holo LV.X Supreme Victors 145/147
Rayquaza C LV.X Colorless X Rare Holo LV.X Supreme Victors 146/147

Trivia

  • Cynthia is the only female NPC Champion.
  • In her Platinum team, Cynthia has both non-legendary Pokémon capable of learning the move Aura Sphere in Generation IV, Togekiss and Lucario. Coincidentally, both are the final evolutions of Pokémon that can be received as eggs from NPCs in Platinum, and both are the only male Pokémon in her team (due to their gender ratio).
  • In the games, Cynthia's Pokémon have perfect, or all 31, IVs.
  • Cynthia is the only Champion to appear in a Pokémon movie, discounting Gary Oak, the anime counterpart to Blue.
  • Cynthia's Japanese name may refer to shiro, white, as a counterpart to Cyrus's name referring to aka, red.
  • Cynthia is the only Champion to appear in all five versions of a generation.
  • In Platinum, when Cynthia visits the player at their Villa, she notes how relaxing it is there and that that she doesn't want to go home because her house is a complete mess. She goes on to say, "My house? Even the region is a secret!" This hints that she may live in a region other than Sinnoh.
    • She does appear in a house in Undella Town, in the Unova region; however, this is not her house, as she is "borrowing" it from Caitlin.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese シロナ Shirona A Japanese name for chard. Contains 白 shiro, meaning "white".
English, French, German Cynthia Possibly chosen due to similarity to "synthesis", or combining different pieces into one entity, which is a reference to the fact she combines several types in her arsenal. This name also refers to the Greek goddess Artemis, who is associated with the moon, which may be a parallel to Cyrus whose name refers to the sun.
Italian Camilla Probably derived from Camilla, an Amazon warrior described in the Aeneid.
Spanish Cintia Spanish equivalent of the name Cynthia. As in English, it refers to the Greek moon goddess Artemis (Artemisa in Spanish), as a counterpart to Helio (Cyrus), whose name comes from Helios, the Greek solar deity.
Korean 난천 Nancheon Possibly from 난초 nancho (orchid).
Chinese (Mandarin) 竹蘭 Zhúlán Literally Bamboo orchid. May be derived from 竹葉蘭 Zhúyèlán (bamboo orchid) or 扁竹蘭 Biǎnzhúlán (bamboo iris). Possibly chosen due to their symbolism, since the bamboo is known for its versatility, resilience and strength, while the orchid symbolizes beauty, perfection and virtue. Also rhymes with 木蘭 (Mulan).



Games: BlueLanceRedStevenWallaceCynthia
AlderIrisDianthaTraceLeonAll player characters
Anime: CaptainDrakeAsh KetchumLanceCynthia
WallaceAlderDianthaSteven
Origins: BlueRed
Generations: BlueCynthiaDianthaCalem
Adventures: Professor OakRedSidneyPhoebe
GlaciaDrakeStevenWallace
CynthiaAlderIrisDiantha
EToP: DrakeAsh Ketchum
Zensho: ShigeruSatoshi
Other: Ronald*Rald*Glenn*


Non-player characters in the core series games
Sinnoh Professor RowanProfessor OakJohannaBarryLucasDawnCynthiaLookerStat Trainers (CherylRileyMiraBuckMarley)
BebeTealaFelicityRoxy and OliRoseanneRad RickshawEldritchWilmaJasmineJuliaJordanDexterKeiraDr. FootstepMr. Goods
Mr. FuegoPokétch Co. PresidentPokémon Fan Club ChairmanMassage GirlScarf GuyHelenaKetch AppyTeam GalacticGym guide
Gym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsName RaterDay-Care CoupleProfessors' aidesStats judge
Unova Professor JuniperMom (BW)Mom (B2W2)CherenBiancaBianca's fatherHughCedric JuniperFennelAmanita
CilanChiliCressLenoraHawesLoblollyCharlesIrisDraydenAlderBengaCurtisYancyBrycenSabrinaPop Roxie
HilbertHildaNateRosaIngoEmmetCynthiaMorimotoNishinoLookerNColressGhetsisPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team PlasmaClydeGym LeadersElite FourPWT participantsName RaterDay-Care CoupleJudgeMagikarp salesman

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Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom Pokédex
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHau
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaViren
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor Sakuragi
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNanny and Pop-PopFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUlu
Supporting Ho-OhOfficer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanJigglypuffTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyGranbullLizaSakuraLanceLarvitarRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoStevenVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaMarianLake guardiansYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMeloettaJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearSamson OakAnelaToucannon's flockStoutlandHobbesNinaAnnaLakiOranguruDanaYansuLight trioWickeFabaUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestIlimaAcerolaDiaKoharuGym LeadersElite FourCoordinatorsFrontier BrainsPerformersIsland KahunasRecurring wild PokémonMany temporary characters

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