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(キクノ Kikuno)
Game(s): Diamond, Pearl and Platinum
Preferred Type: Ground
Hometown: Unknown
Region: Sinnoh
Debut Generation: IV
Elite Four Ranking: 3rd
Class: Elite Trainer

Bertha is the second Elite Four member fought in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. Her team is comprised of Ground-type Pokémon (some are part Water). With this said, it is best to avoid using Electric-type Pokémon against her, as they will not last long in the battle. The best alternative is to have either a Water or most recommended Grass-type Pokémon because she has part-water type Pokémon, such as Empoleon or Torterra, when fighting her. The strongest Pokémon on her team is Hippowdon. Her Pokémon levels range in the 50's, so it is wise to be prepared with Potions, Revives, etc., and leveled up properly. In Platinum, her Pokémon will get stronger the more you battle her.


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Diamond, Pearl & Platinum



Main article: Bertha (Adventures)


Main article: Bertha (anime)

Diamond and Pearl

Bertha, along with Cynthia, the champion of the Elite Four, was mentioned in An Elite Meet and Greet! by Lucian.

DP Sinnoh League Victors

She made her debut in An Elite Coverup!, where she, along with Ash and his friends, helped Roland get his Magby back from Team Rocket. After chasing them on her jeep, the group battled the trio and got back Magby.

Later, Bertha battled Ash and his Torterra but managed to defeat him relatively easily. She also advised him to be more observant in battles.

Movie Series

She made a cameo appearance during the credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.


Before battle

"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?"

During battle

"Dear child, don't assume for an instant that you've won."

When defeated

"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!"

After battle

"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."

Last words

"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!"


Gen. IV


VS Sprite



Diamond and Pearl

DP 195f front
 Type Water Type Ground 
DP 185f front
 Type Rock 
DP 340 front
 Type Water Type Ground 
DP 450f front
 Type Ground 
DP 076 front
 Type Rock Type Ground 
Lv. 55 Lv. 56 Lv. 55 Lv. 59 Lv. 56 Lv. ? -
Ability: Damp Ability: Sturdy Ability: Oblivious Ability: Sand Stream Ability: Rock Head Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: Sitrus Berry Item: None Item: ?
Protect Sandstorm Rock Slide Earthquake Gyro Ball -
Sandstorm Earthquake Fissure Crunch Brick Break -
Dig Hammer Arm Aqua Tail Stone Edge Sandstorm -
Double Team Sucker Punch Zen Headbutt Curse Earthquake -



  • While her Hippowdon is invariably female in the games, it shows male coloration in other media—namely the TCG and the anime.
  • Bertha is currently the only female Ground-type specialist.

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