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Cynthia (Japanese: シロナ Shirona) is a Pokémon master and Elite Four Champion in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. Other than the player using a female character, she is the first known female League champion.
In the anime
Cynthia was first mentioned in Lucian's flashback in DP035, and she made her first appearance in DP040 when she defeated four of Paul's Pokémon with her Garchomp.
Her Japanese voice actress is 櫻井智 Tomo Sakurai.
In the games
Cynthia helps the main character against Team Galactic in a point in the game. 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. She is very interested in mythology and history, and spends her time exploring various sites associated with Legendary Pokémon of the Sinnoh region.
Later she reappears as the League Champion.
"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 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!"
"I can't remember the last time I was put in a corner like this!"
"I won't let this end yet! This match is too fun to let it end this easily!"
"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!
Cynthia is the first female NPC champion, and the first NPC champion since Blue to not have a type theme.
||Latinized form of Greek Κυνθια (Kynthia) which means "woman from Kynthos". Similar to Shirona.|
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.
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