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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 by Ken Sugimori[1]
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, VIII
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Masters EX
Elite Four of Pokémon League (Sinnoh)
Specializes in Ground types
Game animation cameos GOTCHA!
English voice actor Dorah Fine[2] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Yorie Terauchi (Masters EX)
Anime debut An Elite Coverup!
English voice actor Mary O' Brady
Japanese voice actor Yōko Matsuoka

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

In the core series games

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


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

First match

Rematch (before Stark Mountain)

Rematch (after Stark Mountain)

Battle Tower
Master Class Double Battles (Rank 7)

In each team, Buck uses the first and second Pokémon on the list, and Bertha uses the third and fourth.

In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Bertha (Masters)

Bertha forms a sync pair with Hippowdon in Pokémon Masters EX. Bertha became a playable sync pair on May 11, 2022.

Sync Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role Base Potential Availability
#147 VSBertha Masters.png Bertha #0450 MastersIcon450 f.png Hippowdon
GroundIC Masters.png
GrassIC Masters.png
Masters Tech.png ★★★★★☆EX Sync Pair Scout



Sticker Template Bertha Background.png
Sticker Template background from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Sprites and models

Spr DP Bertha.png Spr Pt Bertha.png VSBertha.png VSBertha BDSP.png VSBertha 2 BDSP.png
Sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Sprite from
VS sprite from
VS model from
Brilliant Diamond and
Shining Pearl
Battle Tower VS model from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Bertha OD.png Bertha BDSP OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Overworld model from
Brilliant Diamond and
Shining Pearl


Main article: Bertha/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

Bertha 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:

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 Team Rocket's 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 briefly appeared alongside Bertha during the ending 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
Czech Petra Jindrová
Finnish Sari Ann Moilanen
German Marion Hartmann
Polish Anna Apostolakis
Brazilian Portuguese Rosa Maria Baroli
Spanish Latin America Magda Giner
Spain María Julia Díaz


Bertha briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Bertha in Pokémon Adventures

Bertha, along with Lucian and Aaron, appears during the Platinum arc, 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.


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 Tackling Togekiss

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Bertha in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Bertha made a brief appearance in Gathering of the Legendary Pokémon!. She watched Hareta's Pokémon League 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.

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



Language Name Origin
Japanese キクノ Kikuno From 菊 kiku (chrysanthemum)[3] and similar to キクコ Kikuko (Agatha)
English Bertha From earth and similar to Agatha
German Teresa From Terrain (soil)
Spanish Gaia From Gaia (personification of the Earth in Greek mythology)
French Terry From terre (earth)
Italian Terrie From terra (earth)
Korean 들국화 Deulgukhwa From 들국화 deulgukhwa (wild chrysanthemum), 들 deul (field), and contains 국화 Gukhwa (Agatha)
Chinese (Mandarin) 菊野 Júyě From the Japanese name 菊野 Kikuno and similar to 菊子 Júzǐ / Gūkjí (Agatha)
Contains 菊 jú / gūk (chrysanthemum) and 野 yě / yéh (field)
Chinese (Cantonese) 菊野 Gūkyéh
Vietnamese Kikuno Transcription of her Japanese name

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