Cynthia

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Cynthia
シロナ Shirona
CynthiaDP.png
General
Game(s): Diamond, Pearl and Platinum

Black and White

Type: Mix
Age: 20+
Relative(s): Professor Carolina

Unnamed Sister

Hometown: Celestic Town
Region: Sinnoh
Debut Generation: IV
Other Generation(s): V
Voice actor:

Emily Jenness

Class: Champion
"One look tells me many things about you. Together, you and your Pokémon overcame all the challenges you faced, however difficult. It means you triumphed over any personal weaknesses, too. The power you learned... I can feel it emanating from you. That's enough talking. Let's get on with why you are here. I, Cynthia, accept your challenge as the Pokémon League Champion! There won't be any letup from me!"
— Cynthia in the games

Cynthia is a powerful trainer who has become an Elite Four Champion. Her grandmother runs the Pokémon Research Lab in Celestic Town. She enjoys visiting the Solaceon Town Ruins. Later in Pokémon Galactic Battles, she helps fight Team Galactic as well.

Cynthia's Biography

Cynthia originates from Celestic Town, where her grandmother lives. She fights for what is right, and cares for all kinds of Pokémon, good Pokémon as well as bad Pokémon. She is nice to everyone, even to Paul. Cynthia is Sinnoh's favorite Pokémon Trainer. She's always on the number one list for champions throughout the Pokémon world. She says "Battle Dance" after calling a Pokémon out for battle. Cynthia travels Sinnoh looking at ruins and studying myths having to do with Legendary Pokémon. Cynthia also makes acquaintances with Hareta in Pokemon Diamond and Pearl adventure.

In the games

The Sinnoh champion Cynthia's room

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Cynthia appears now and again and helps the player out with various obstacles. She is also seen investigating various sites having to do with Legendary Pokémon. Her final appearance in the game is as the Elite Four Champion. She can also be battled in Pokémon Platinum.

Cynthia can be seen in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver standing in front of an Arceus and surrounded by three unusual circles at the Sinjoh Ruins. This special event can be unlocked by placing the special 12th Movie Arceus in your party and going to the Ruins of Alph. It enables you to obtain either a Level 1 Dialga, Palkia, or Giratina.

In Pokémon Black and White and Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 you can battle her in Undella Town during Spring and Summer. After losing, she will confess that she was reminded of the trainer who captured Giratina. You can also rebattle her in the spring or summer.

Quotes

  • Before Battle
    • (Only when she is challenged the first time)
      "One look tells me many things about you. Together, you and your Pokémon overcame all the challenges you faced, however difficult. It means you triumphed over any personal weaknesses, too. The power you learned... I can feel it emanating from you. That's enough talking. Let's get on with why you are here. I, Cynthia, accept your challenge as the Pokémon League Champion! There won't be any letup from me!"
    • (Second battle)
      "Have you been keeping well? Thank you for Mt. Coronet. Or the Distortion World. I am truly grateful. Together, you and your Pokémon overcame all the challenges you faced, however difficult. It means you triumphed over any personal weaknesses, too. The power you learned... I can feel it eminating from you. That' enough talking. Let's get on with why you are here. I, Cynthia, accept your challenge! There won't be any letup from me!"
  • During Battle
    • (When her last Pokémon is out)
      "I can't remember the last time I was put in a corner like this!"
    • (Last Pokémon, low in health)
      "I won't let this end yet! This match is too fun to let it end this easily!"
  • Before Battle (Black and White versions)
    • "Before I send out my Pokémon, my heart always begins to race... Interesting... My Pokémon in their Poké Balls are radiating a happy feeling. Are you the reason? What are you?"
  • During Battle (Black and White versions)
    • (Last Pokémon out)
      "When was the last time I was driven into a corner like this?"
    • (Last Pokémon, low hp)
      "You haven't won yet! I won't let a fun battle end so easily!"
    • (After battle)
      "My heart is pounding so hard because I had such a heated battle with you. You really are a great trainer!"

Sprites

DP battle sprite Pt battle sprite Vs. sprite BW battle sprite B2W2 battle sprite
DP Cynthia.png
CynthiaPlatinum.gif
VSCynthia.png
CynthiaBWSprite.png
Champion Cynthia.gif

In the anime

Cynthia in the Anime episode Top-Down Training.

Cynthia's debut appearance was in the episode Top-Down Training. It was here that she was challenged by Paul to a Pokémon battle. Cynthia easily defeated Paul using only her Garchomp.

Cynthia appeared again in the episodes Losing Its Lustrous and Double Team Turnover! where she was seen battling members of Team Galactic as they attempted to steal the Lustrous Orb.

Cynthia later encountered Team Galactic a second time when she helped Ash and his friends free Dialga and Palkia from their control.

In Memories are Made of Bliss, Ash watched Flint's Infernape battle against her Garchomp's powerful Stone Edge on live television. Ash enjoyed watching the battle and became determined to become a stronger trainer.

In Arceus and the Jewel of Life, Cynthia made a cameo appearance, battling against Palmer's Milotic with her Garchomp.

She reunited with Ash in BW087 and met Iris and Cilan
Cynthia meeting Iris and Cilan, the new "Dawn" and "Brock".
and told them of a tournament where the winner battles Alder. She helped Ash take care of a Meloetta and battled Iris.

In the manga

Cynthia appeared in "Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventures!" As Hareta is fighting a Team Galactic grunt, she trips him up and beats him in a battle. She is also related to the Celestic Town elder.

Later in the Diamond and Pearl books she challenges Mitsumi to a battle, Mitsumi forfits the battle. She becomes good friends with Mitsumi, and helps Hareta later on in his quest.

Pokémon

In the anime

Cynthia Garchomp.png
Garchomp 15px
Cynthia's main and most powerful Pokémon. Garchomp is seen in all of Cynthia's battles and has never been seen being defeated.
220px-Cynthia Gastrodon.png
Gastrodon
Its first appearance was in Double Team

Turnover, where it battled Saturn and Team Galactic Grunts. It also appeared in Cynthia's battle with Aaron.

Cynthia's Glaceon.png
Glaceon
Very little is known about Cynthia's Glaceon as it has only been seen once. However since it is used by a Pokemon Champion, it can be assumed that Glaceon is very powerful. It's only known move is Ice Beam.


In the games

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Spiritomb
SpiritombSprite.png
 GhostDark 
Lv. 61
Ability: Pressure
Item: None
Embargo
Silver Wind
Dark Pulse
Psychic
Gastrodon
GastrodonSprite.png
 WaterGround 
Lv. 60
Ability: Sticky Hold
Item: None
Muddy Water
Sludge Bomb
Stone Edge
Earthquake
Roserade
Roserade(DP)Sprite.png
 GrassPoison 
Lv. 60
Ability: Natural Cure
Item: None
Sludge Bomb
Energy Ball
Shadow Ball
Extrasensory
Lucario
LucarioSprite2.png
 FightingSteel 
Lv. 63
Ability: Steadfast
Item: None
Aura Sphere
Dragon Pulse
Psychic
Earthquake
Milotic
350-f.png
 Type Water.gif
Lv. 63
Ability: Marvel Scale
Item: None
Aqua Ring
Mirror Coat
Ice Beam
Surf
Garchomp
80x80px
 Type Dragon.gifType Ground.gif 
Lv. 66
Ability: Sand Veil
Item: Sitrus Berry
Dragon Rush
Brick Break
Earthquake
Giga Impact


Pokémon Platinum

Spiritomb
Platinum Spiritomb.png
 GhostDark 
Lv. 58
Ability: Pressure
Item: None
Silver Wind
Dark Pulse
Shadow Ball
Psychic
Roserade
Roserade(P)Sprite.png
 GrassPoison 
Lv. 58
Ability: Natural Cure
Item: None
Sludge Bomb
Energy Ball
Extrasensory
Toxic
Milotic
350-f.png
 Water
Lv. 58
Ability: Marvel Scale
Item: None
Mirror Coat
Dragon Pulse
Ice Beam
Surf
Lucario
LucarioSprite2.png
 FightingSteel 
Lv. 60
Ability: Steadfast
Item: None
Aura Sphere
Shadow Ball
Stone Edge
ExtremeSpeed
Togekiss
Togekiss BW.png
 Type Normal.gifType Flying.gif 
Lv. 60
Ability: Hustle
Item: None
Air Slash
Aura Sphere
Water Pulse
Shock Wave
Garchomp
80x80px
 Type Dragon.gifType Ground.gif 
Lv. 62
Ability: Sand Veil
Item: Sitrus Berry
Dragon Rush
Flamethrower
Earthquake
Giga Impact


Rematch

Spiritomb
Platinum Spiritomb.png
 GhostDark 
Lv. 74
Ability: Pressure
Item: None
Silver Wind
Dark Pulse
Ominous Wind
Psychic
Roserade
Roserade(P)Sprite.png
 GrassPoison 
Lv. 74
Ability: Natural Cure
Item: None
Sludge Bomb
Energy Ball
Extrasensory
Shadow Ball
Milotic
350-f.png
 Water
Lv. 74
Ability: Marvel Scale
Item: None
Mirror Coat
Aqua Ring
Ice Beam
Surf
Lucario
LucarioSprite2.png
 FightingSteel 
Lv. 76
Ability: Steadfast
Item: None
Aura Sphere
Dragon Pulse
Earthquake
ExtremeSpeed
Togekiss
Togekiss BW.png
 Type Normal.gifType Flying.gif 
Lv. 76
Ability: Hustle
Item: None
Air Slash
Aura Sphere
Water Pulse
Psychic
Garchomp
80x80px
 Type Dragon.gifType Ground.gif 
Lv. 78
Ability: Sand Veil
Item: Sitrus Berry
Dragon Rush
Brick Break
Earthquake
Giga Impact


Pokémon Black and White

Spiritomb
80x80px
 GhostDark 
Lv. 75
Ability: Pressure
Item: None
Sucker Punch
Double Team
Shadow Ball
Will-O-Wisp
Milotic
80x80px
 Water
Lv. 75
Ability: Marvel Scale
Item: None
Hydro Pump
Blizzard
Dragon Tail
Bulldoze
Braviary
Braviary BW.gif
 NormalFlying 
Lv. 75
Ability: Sheer Force
Item: None
Shadow Claw
Crush Claw
Brave Bird
Retaliate
Lucario
Lucario BW.gif
 FightingSteel 
Lv. 75
Ability: Steadfast
Item: None
Aura Sphere
ExtremeSpeed
Close Combat
Dragon Pulse
Eelektross
Eelektross BW.gif
 Type Electric.gif
Lv. 75
Ability: Levitate
Item: None
Flamethrower
Dragon Claw
Crunch
Wild Charge
Garchomp
Garchomp BW.gif
 Type Dragon.gifType Ground.gif 
Lv. 77
Ability: Sand Veil
Item: None
Stone Edge
Earthquake
Dragon Rush
Crunch


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

First Battle (Undella Town)
Spiritomb
80x80px
 GhostDark 
Lv. 76 -
Ability: Pressure
Item: None
Shadow Ball
Double Team
Dream Eater
Hypnosis
Milotic
Milotic BW.gif
 Water
Lv. 76 -
Ability: Marvel Scale
Item: None
Blizzard
Hydro Pump
Attract
Rest
Togekiss
Togekiss BW.gif
 NormalFlying 
Lv. 76 -
Ability: -
Item: None
Extremespeed
Aura Sphere
Air Slash
Thunder Wave
Lucario
Lucario BW.gif
 FightingSteel 
Lv. 76 -
Ability: -
Item: None
Extremespeed
Close Combat
Flash Cannon
Psychic
Glaceon
80x80px
 Type Ice.gif
Lv. 76 -
Ability: Snow Cloak
Item: None
Ice Beam
Shadow Ball
Signal Beam
Barrier
Garchomp
80x80px
 Type Dragon.gifType Ground.gif 
Lv. 78 -
Ability: Sand Veil
Item: None
Dragon Rush
Earthquake
Stone Edge
Fire Blast
Second Battle (Champion League Tournament)
Garchomp
Garchomp BW.gif
 DragonGround 
Lv. 50
Ability: Sand Veil
Item: None
Outrage
Earthquake
Stone Edge
Swords Dance
Spiritomb
80x80px
 GhostDark 
Lv. 50
Ability: Pressure
Item: Rocky Helmet
Pain Split
Will-O-Wisp
Protect
Sucker Punch
Togekiss
Togekiss BW.gif
 NormalFlying 
Lv. 50
Ability: Serene Grace
Item: Leftovers
Air Slash
Aura Sphere
Grass Knot
Shadow Ball
Lucario
Lucario BW.gif
 FightingSteel 
Lv. 50
Ability: Steadfast
Item: Life Orb
Close Combat
Stone Edge
Extremespeed
Dark Pulse
Roserade
Roserade BW.gif
 Type Grass.gifType Poison.gif 
Lv. 50
Ability: Natural Cure
Item: White Herb
Leaf Storm
Shadow Ball
Sludge Bomb
Sleep Powder
Glaceon
Glaceon BW.gif
 Type Ice.gif
Lv. 50
Ability: Snow Cloak
Item: Choice Scarf
Ice Beam
Signal Beam
Shadow Ball
Water Pulse


Voice Actresses

Gallery

Trivia

  • She is the first Champion to be battled in two different generations, although she has the title "Pokémon Trainer" in Pokémon Black and White.
  • Cynthia is the first female NPC to be an Elite Four Champion.
  • As seen in her first appearance in the series, Cynthia was the first seen character to have read the Unown language.
  • Cynthia makes an appearance in Pokémon Black and White, where she can be battled in Undella Town.
    • When battled in Black and White, she has replaced Roserade and Togekiss with Braviary and Eelektross, respectively.
    • She appears in Pokémon Black and White along with Caitlin and Looker.
    • According to a female swimmer near Undella Town, Cynthia likes to go swimming in Undella Bay, but she only goes when no one else is there.
  • Cynthia is the second champion without any type preferences, with the first being Blue.
  • She is also the first Champion to use an Uber Pokémon: her Garchomp.