Grand Duchess (Trainer class)

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Grand Duchess
グランダッチェス Grand Duchess
XY Diantha.png
Art of Diantha from X and Y
Other names
Introduced in Generation VI
Appears in X and Y
Gender Female only
Male Counterpart Grand Duke
Notable members Diantha
Anime debut
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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Manga debut {{{manga}}}

A Grand Duchess (Japanese: グランダッチェス Grand Duchess) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in Generation VI. This Trainer class is a title of nobility, granted in the Battle Chateau, and Trainers with this class only appear there. Grand Duchess is the highest rank of nobility for females, ranking above Duchess. They are the female counterparts of the Grand Duke class.

The female player character may earn the title of Grand Duchess by defeating most of the Trainers in the Battle Chateau. Diantha is the only non-player character who uses this Trainer class. She can be battled after the player has reached the rank of Grand Duke/Grand Duchess in the Battle Chateau.


Sprites and models

Diantha's art from
X and Y

Trainer list

Pokémon X and Y

An active writ in the Battle Chateau may change the levels of Diantha's Pokémon and the reward she gives. See here for the parties when a Writ of Challenge is active.

In the anime

The title of Grand Duchess was mentioned in Breaking Titles at the Chateau!, where Viola and Grant battled each other for the highest possible rank. However, since Grant won the battle, Viola was not able to become a Grand Duchess.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 女大公 Nǚdàgōng
Denmark Flag.png Danish Storhertuginde
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Groothertogin
Finland Flag.png Finnish Suurherttuatar
France Flag.png French Grande-Duchesse
Germany Flag.png German Großherzogin
Italy Flag.png Italian Granduchessa
South Korea Flag.png Korean 그랜드 더치스 Grand Duchess
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Storhertuginne
Poland Flag.png Polish Wielka Księżna
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Grã-Duquesa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gran Duquesa
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Storhertiginna
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Grand Düşes

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Kalos Ace DuoAce TrainerArtistArtist FamilyBackpackerBattle GirlBeautyBlack BeltBrains & Brawn
ButlerChampionChefDriverElite FourFairy Tale GirlFishermanFurisode GirlGarçonGardener
Hex ManiacHikerHoneymoonersLassLeaderLumiose Gang MemberMysterious SistersOwner
Poké FanPoké Fan FamilyPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon RangerPokémon Trainer
PreschoolerPsychicPunk CouplePunk GirlPunk GuyRangersRising StarRoller Skater
SchoolboySchoolgirlScientistSky TrainerSuccessorSuspicious ChildSuspicious Lady
Suspicious WomanSwimmerTeam FlareTeam Flare AdminTeam Flare BossTeam Flare Grunt
Battle Chateau ranks:
By male: BaronViscountEarlMarquisDukeGrand Duke
By female: BaronessViscountessCountessMarchionessDuchessGrand Duchess
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:
Battle ChatelaineLadyMadameMaidMonsieurRich Boy
Unused Trainer classes:
Ace SurferSwimmers

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