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- This article is about the Elite Four member. For the character in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, see Big Bertha.
Bertha (Japanese: キクノ Kikuno) is a 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.
- "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?"
- When last Pokémon is at critical health
- "Dear child, don't assume for an instant that you've won."
- "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!"
- "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!"
In the anime
Bertha was first mentioned by Lucian in An Elite Meet and Greet!, along with the other members of the Sinnoh Elite Four and the League Champion Cynthia. She was mentioned again in A Trainer and Child Reunion! by an Officer Jenny.
She physically appeared in An Elite Coverup!, where she, along with Ash and his friends, helped Roland get his Magby back from Team Rocket. After chasing them with her SUV, the group battled Team Rock and Roland was reunited with Magby. Later, Bertha had a battle with Ash, using her Hippowdon against his Torterra, and she managed to defeat him.
She made a cameo appearance during the ending credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.
Bertha has a strong advocacy for observant attitudes in everyday life and spent the entirety of the episode she appeared in to advise the group on their observation skills. For example, when she commented that Dawn should pay attention as well, since it would assist her in her Contests. Bertha views observation skills as useful tools not only in battles and Contests, but also in everyday life. She also prefers to keep her identity as one of Sinnoh's Elite Four a secret because she doesn't like the expectations attached to the title.
This listing is of Bertha's known Pokémon in the anime:
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
Bertha in Pokémon Adventures
Bertha, along with Lucian and Aaron, appears during the Platinum chapter, having been enlisted by the Pokémon Association to decipher Charon's notebook that was stolen by Diamond's Kit. Together, they figure out the hidden information inside the book and give it to Diamond and Pearl so they can use it to stop Charon from capturing the Legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh.
|| 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.
|| Tackling Togekiss
In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga
Bertha in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!
Bertha made a brief appearance in Gathering of the Legendary Pokémon!. She watched Hareta's battle with Koya in the audience.
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Bertha or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
||菊 Kiku, the chrysanthemum. Sounds similar to "Kikuko". A common Japanese surname.
|| From earth. Also similar to "Agatha".
||From terre, earth.
||From Terrain, soil.
||From terra, earth.
||From Gaia, the Greek deity personifying the earth.
||들국화 Deul Gukhwa
||Combination of 들 deul, Field and 국화 (菊花) gukhwa (in Japanese kiku), Chrysanthemum, which is also a reference to Agatha.
||From the name 菊野 Kikuno. Literally means "Chrysanthemum field". Shares the character 菊 with 菊子 Júzǐ (Agatha).
| Chinese (Cantonese)
||菊野 Guk Je
|| Same as Mandarin name.
|| Transliteration of her Japanese name