Diantha

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Diantha
カルネ Carnet
XY Diantha.png
Artwork from X and Y
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Brown
Hometown Unknown
Region Kalos
Trainer class Champion
Grand Duchess*
Generation VI
Games X and Y, Masters EX
Champion of Pokémon League (Kalos)
Game animation debut The Beauty Eternal
English voice actor Laura Post (Generations)
Unknown (Masters EX)
Amber Lee Connors (Evolutions)
Japanese voice actor Sayaka Ōhara (Generations)
Aya Hisakawa[1] (Masters EX)
Kotono Mitsuishi (Evolutions)
Anime debut The Bonds of Evolution!
English voice actor Vanessa Gardner
Japanese voice actor Fumiko Orikasa

Diantha (Japanese: カルネ Carnet) is a famous and renowned actress who is the Champion of the Kalos region's Pokémon League in Pokémon X and Y. She is the only character in the games to have the Trainer class Grand Duchess.

In the core-series games

Diantha appears in Pokémon X and Y as a famous movie star and a notable icon across the Kalos region. She is also a Trainer, but shows more interest in other Trainers who have real potential. She takes a special interest in the player from their first meeting in Café Soleil in Lumiose City and later when she meets the player again in Coumarine City.

Later, she reappears as the Champion of the Kalos region.

After registering in the Hall of Fame, Diantha can be found in Café Soleil, where she will ask the player to trade one of their Pokémon for her Ralts holding the Mega Stone for Gardevoir, the Gardevoirite.

She will also appear in the Battle Chateau once the player has reached the highest rank, Grand Duke/Grand Duchess.

Pokémon

Pokémon X and Y

For all of her battles, Diantha's Gourgeist is Average Size.

Pokémon League



Battle Chateau - No Writ of Challenge



Battle Chateau - Writ of Challenge



Battle Chateau - Blue Writ of Challenge



Battle Chateau - Red Writ of Challenge



Battle Chateau - Black Writ of Challenge



Traded to the player
Location Player's Pokémon Traded Pokémon English
nickname
Japanese
nickname
Item Ability Nature English
OT
Japanese
OT
ID IVs
Lumiose City* 000MS.png Any Pokémon Ralts Ralts Ralts ラルトス Gardevoirite Gardevoirite Synchronize Modest Diantha カルネ 37110 20/20/20/31/20/31

In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Diantha (Masters)

Artwork

Sprites

VSDiantha.png XY Diantha Icon.png
VS portrait from
X and Y
PSS icon from
X and Y

Quotes

Main article: Diantha/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

Diantha in the anime

Diantha debuted in The Bonds of Evolution!, where she was shown having an exhibition battle against Magnus. With her Gardevoir, Diantha had very little trouble in defeating her opponent's Absol where it was shown she could direct her Gardevoir through mere eye contact. Ash and his friends later encountered Diantha in disguise, trying to get a piece of chocolate cake from a shop. She agreed to have a battle with Ash, but the battle between Pikachu and Gardevoir was soon interrupted by Team Rocket, who caught Gardevoir and took it away. With the guidance of Diantha's Key Stone, Ash and his friends were able to find Team Rocket. Diantha then Mega Evolved her Gardevoir into Mega Gardevoir, easily breaking out of its confinement and sending the Rocket trio blasting off again.

Just like in the games, Diantha is a famous movie star. She starred in a movie titled "My Sweet, Sweet Lady". She is also a fan of desserts, going out of her way to sample the local delicacies whenever she arrives in a new town. Her manager is Kathi Lee.

She was seen in a fantasy in Summer of Discovery!, where it is also revealed that she and Gardevoir participated in the Pokémon Summer Camp back when Diantha was younger and Gardevoir was a Ralts.

In the beginning of Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, Diantha was battling Wikstrom. She also appeared in a flashback in Garchomp's Mega Bond!.

In Championing a Research Battle!, Diantha spoke with Olympia about the threat that Kalos was to face in the future, during which Olympia showed her a vision of Zygarde. When Olympia mentioned Ash and his friends, Diantha decided to track them down and let them know what she had heard, eventually meeting them in the middle of a training session. When she was informed about the mystical power of Ash and Greninja, she requested to battle Ash again. Diantha and Gardevoir initially held the upper hand, but as the battle continued Ash and Greninja (which eventually transformed into Ash-Greninja, to Diantha's shock) kept doing better. Diantha eventually decided to get serious and Mega Evolve her Gardevoir. Ash and Greninja, however, managed to perfect their transformation and knocked Gardevoir off its feet. But before the battle could continue, Ash and Greninja both passed out. Team Rocket then tried to get their hands on a weakened Gardevoir, but Diantha easily sent them blasting off again. After thanking Gardevoir for its efforts and making sure Ash and Greninja were okay, Diantha left, but could not help but question the nature of Greninja's transformation and the role Ash and his friends were to play. She also appeared again in another flashback in the following episode.

Diantha made further appearances since A League of His Own!, where she stood in the middle of the Lumiose Conference's stadium and welcomed the participants of the Conference. In Analysis Versus Passion! and A Riveting Rivalry!, she watched Ash's and Sawyer's battle in the semifinal round. In Kalos League Passion with a Certain Flare!, she was watching, along with Professor Sycamore, as Ash and Alain each walked towards their respective sides of the battlefield in the Lumiose Conference's stadium, for the final round of the Conference. In Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted!, she watched the start of Ash and Alain's battle in the final round of the Lumiose Conference; and in Down to the Fiery Finish!, she watched the battle's conclusion.

In A Towering Takeover!, Coming Apart at the Dreams!, and The Right Hero for the Right Job!, Diantha was caught up in Team Flare's attack on Lumiose City.

In Rocking Kalos Defenses! and Forming a More Perfect Union!, Diantha helped destroy the Giant Rock.

She appeared again in a flashback in Till We Compete Again!.

In Splash, Dash, and Smash for the Crown!, Diantha was on the cover of a magazine read by Jessie.

Pokémon

This listing is of Diantha's known Pokémon in the anime:

Diantha Gardevoir.png
Ralts → Kirlia → Gardevoir ↔ Mega Gardevoir

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 折笠富美子 Fumiko Orikasa
English Vanessa Gardner
Finnish Unknown voice actress (XY028)
Amy Burgess (XY118-present)
Hebrew עדי בר לב Adi Bar Lev
Polish Unknown voice actress (XY028)
Marta Dobecka (XY118-present)
Brazilian Portuguese Ângela Couto (XY028)
Carol Crespo (XY118-present)
Spanish Latin America Analiz Sánchez
Spain Emma Jiménez


Pokémon Generations

In The Beauty Eternal, Diantha was talking to Lysandre in Café Soleil in Lumiose City.

In The Redemption, she was onstage with Professor Sycamore and Calem at the parade, celebrating the latter's achievement of becoming the new Kalos League Champion.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 大原さやか Sayaka Ōhara
English Laura Post
Brazilian Portuguese Carol Crespo
European Spanish Cristina Mauri


GOTCHA!

Diantha briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

Pokémon Evolutions

Diantha briefly appeared in a flashback in The Visionary, having a conversation with Lysandre.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 三石琴乃 Kotono Mitsuishi
English Amber Lee Connors
Brazilian Portuguese Carol Crespo
European Spanish Chelo Díaz


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Diantha in Pokémon Adventures
A younger Diantha in her debut film in Pokémon Adventures

Diantha debuted in PS559. She is one of several people who studied under and received a Key Stone from Gurkinn. She is first seen at Lysandre Café using her Mega Gardevoir to shield Y and her friends from Lysandre's Pokémon. After Lysandre left on other business, Y's excitement at meeting a famous actress attracted the attention of Diantha's fans, forcing everyone to flee out the back door before going their separate ways.

In PS568, Diantha introduced herself to Korrina, Gurkinn's granddaughter and fellow Mega Evolution Successor. She led Korrina to a nearby river, where Gurkinn was under attack from Team Flare Admin Chalmers. After they freed Gurkinn, the trio combined the power of their Mega-Evolved Pokémon to defeat Chalmers. Diantha then revealed she went on vacation from acting to join Gurkinn and Korrina stop the Legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal from falling into Team Flare's clutches.

In PS574, Diantha, Gurkinn, and Korrina arrived at Route 9 to help X and his friends stop Team Flare from taking Xerneas' tree form to Team Flare's base. Gurkinn helped X take on Essentia while Korrina went ahead to keep Celosia from transporting Xerneas. Diantha was attacked by Malva, who trapped both of them in a Magic Room to stall for time while Xerneas was moved. Y and Shauna tried breaking the barrier, but were unable to prevent it from sinking into the ground. Team Flare eventually obtained Xerneas and used it to fuel the ultimate weapon, but the combined efforts of X and his friends weakened the device enough to prevent it from taking any lives. Malva later revealed she defeated Diantha and successfully captured Yveltal, who was sleeping in cocoon form in the ground underneath Xerneas's tree. Due to the Legendary Pokémon being equal in strength, both sides were forced to have a ceasefire.

In PS582, Diantha was revealed to still be alive, having been hidden underground by Blue to avoid the ultimate weapon's beam. When Blue revealed he was searching for Zygarde, a Legendary Pokémon said to be able to suppress Xerneas and Yveltal's power. Diantha agreed to help and the two set off to search for clues to Zygarde's whereabouts. Diantha and Blue traveled to Route 15, where they met up with X and his friends before Diantha went to see Gurkinn at the Lost Hotel. In PS586, Diantha and Blue arrived at Anistar City, where they found Zygarde interrupting a battle between X's group and Essentia. Before they could land, Essentia managed to catch Zygarde and escape.

In PS587, Diantha, Blue, and X's group set off to confront Team Flare at the Pokémon Village. Along the way, the group was attacked by Xerosic, who had his Malamar put everyone to sleep with Hypnosis. In Yveltal Steals, Diantha was revealed to have woken up and went ahead to village. She was ambushed by Malva, who used her Talonflame to steal Diantha's Mega Charm before taking to the skies. Diantha was assisted by Y, who used her Fletchy to burn Malva's hand and make her drop the Mega Charm. Y attempted to assist Diantha, but she refused and told Y to let her finish the battle alone. In Xerneas Gives, Malva witnessed Lysandre's defeat, distracting her long enough for Diantha's Gardevoir to take down her Talonflame. Diantha tried to rescuing Malva, but was rejected and forced to watch as Malva fell onto the rubble below after failing to save Lysadre. After Team Flare was defeated, Diantha and the remaining Elite Four members carried Malva's unconscious body away.

In Omega Alpha Adventure 20, a younger Diantha was seen at the Tower of Mastery in a flashback of Steven's time as one of Gurkinn's students.

Pokémon

Diantha's Gardevoir

Diantha's Mega Gardevoir
Gardevoir ↔ Mega Gardevoir
Main article: Diantha's Gardevoir

Gardevoir is Diantha's only known Pokémon. It was first seen in Lysandre Café with its Trainer, where Diantha had Gardevoir Mega Evolve to make Lysandre back off from threatening Trevor, Shauna, and Tierno. It is able to Mega Evolve into Mega Gardevoir.

Debut PS559

In the TCG

Full Art print of Diantha
Main article: Diantha (Forbidden Light 105)

Diantha was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sun & Moon Series (the Japanese SM Era). It was first released in the Japanese Forbidden Light expansion expansion before debuting in English in the Forbidden Light expansion, with an illustration based on the Ken Sugimori artwork of the character. It was also released as a Full Art card in Forbidden Light with an illustration by nagimiso. It allows the player to put 2 cards from the discard pile into their hand if one of the player's Fairy Pokémon was Knocked out in the opponent's last turn.

Trivia

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese カルネ Carnet From carnation and a possible etymology of the flower's name being coronation[2]
English, German, Italian,
Brazilian Portuguese
Diantha From the genus Dianthus, which is derived from the Ancient Greek words Διός Diós (of Zeus) and ᾰ̓́νθος ánthos (flower)
Spanish Dianta From the genus Dianthus
French Dianthéa From the genus Dianthus
Korean 카르네 Kareune Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 卡露妮 Kǎlùní / Kǎlùnī * Transcription of her Japanese name
卡露乃 Kǎlùnǎi * Transcription of her Japanese name and possibly 康乃馨 kāngnǎixīn (carnation)
Chinese (Cantonese) 卡露妮 Kālouhnèih Transcription of her Japanese name
Russian Дианта Dianta Transcription of her English name
Vietnamese Karune Transcription of her Japanese name


References

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Masters EX BlueLanceRedStevenCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaLeon
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spin-offs
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Generations BlueCynthiaDianthaCalem
Evolutions LeonDianthaAlder
Adventures Professor OakRedSidneyPhoebeGlaciaDrakeStevenWallaceCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaLeon
Other manga Drake (EToP)Ash (EToP)Shigeru (Zensho)Satoshi (Zensho)Rald (Battle Frontier)


Kalos League
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Elite Four
Malva
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Elite Four
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Elite Four
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Non-player characters in the core series games
Kalos Professor SycamoreGraceCalemSerenaShaunaTiernoTrevorAlexaCassiusInverSinaDexioGurkinn
BonnieDianthaAZLookerEmmaMr. BondingPhil the Photo GuyMemory GirlPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team FlareGym guideGym LeadersElite FourBattle ChatelainesName RaterDay-Care CoupleJudge


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Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauBeaRintoLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
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Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Amaranth
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
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