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(シロナ Shirona)
Game(s): Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Black, White, Black 2 and White 2,
Sun and Moon
Preferred Type: ???
Relative(s): Unnamed sister
Hometown: Celestic Town
Region: Sinnoh
Debut Generation: IV
Other Generation(s): V
Class: Champion (DPPt)
Trainer (BW, B2W2, SM)

Cynthia is a powerful Pokémon trainer and the Champion of the Sinnoh region. Her grandmother Professor Carolina runs the Pokémon Research Lab in Celestic Town. She enjoys visiting the Solaceon Town Ruins. Later, in Pokémon: DP Galactic Battles, she helps fight Team Galactic as well. She has a villa in east Unova in the anime but in the Pokémon Black and White games she borrows Caitlin's villa (from the Elite Four).


Cynthia is a tall, slender young lady. She has long, wavy, creamy blonde hair and small gray eyes, black straight leg trousers, a long black coat with a V neck and black fur rimming the cuffs and running down the end of the coat and a large teardrop shaped ornament on the center of the coat, probably used as a fastener, she also dons a black top underneath. Her outfit is finished with black kitten heels and a yellow stripe on each shoes. For accessories she wore a large, black feathery ruff around her neck with 2 hair clips in her hair, both resembling two teardrop-shaped object conjoined with a pale yellow stripe.


Cynthia is seen to be a nice, kind person. She is very protective when people, such as Team Galactic, try to destroy the ruins in the Sinnoh region and will try help out as much as possible. She helps out trainers who look up to her and she would give them tips and facts for their journey. She is fond of ice cream and is almost always seen eating one.



Diamond, Pearl & Platinum


Cynthia's Champion room

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

HeartGold & SoulSilver

Cynthia can be seen in HeartGold/SoulSilver standing inside of a log cabin in the Sinnoh Ruins. This event can be unlocked by placing an Arceus in the front of your party and walking into the Ruins of Alph research center. This event allows you to get a level 1 Dialga, Palkia, or Giratina, but only if Arceus is the only Pokémon in your party. Note: You can only access this event once per game card.

Black & White

In Black and White you can battle her in Undella Town, but only in Summer. After losing, she will confess that she was reminded of the trainer who captured Giratina. You can also re-battle her in the Summer.

Black 2 & White 2



Main article: Cynthia (Adventures)

Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Main article: Cynthia (DPA)

Cynthia first appears near Celestic City, helping Hareta and Mitsumi with B-2. She later also came to Spear Pillar to stop both Dialga and Palkia. She later battled Mitsumi in the Champion's League.


Main article: Cynthia (anime)

She is from Celestic Town. When she was young, she always thought of becoming the strongest among all the trainers. Just like Paul, in Cynthia's early age she always pushed her Pokémon in strong battles. She realizes that stronger bonds with Pokémon are more important than becoming stronger. After that, she fights for what is right, and cares for all kinds of Pokémon, good Pokémon and bad Pokémon. She is nice even to Paul and to anyone with whom holds her in high regards. She often says "Battle Dance" after calling a Pokémon out for battle. Cynthia travels Sinnoh looking at ruins and myths to do with Legendary Pokémon.

Main article: Cynthia (Generations)


Before Battle

  • "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!" (Only when she is challenged the first time)
  • "Have you been keeping well? Thank you for Mt. Coronet. And 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 emanating from you. That's enough talking. Let's get on with why you are here. I, Cynthia, accept your challenge! There won't be any letup from me!"
  • "I won't let this end yet! This match is too fun to let it end this easily!"

After Battle

  • "...Just a few minutes ago, you were the most powerful challenger. And just now, you became the most powerful of all trainers. You are now our newest Champion!"
  • "That was excellent. Truly, an outstanding battle. You gave the support your Pokémon needed to maximize their power. And you guided them with certainty to secure victory. You have both passion and calculating coolness. Together, you and your Pokémon can overcome any challenge that may come your way. Those are the impressions I got from our battle. I'm glad I got to take part in the crowning of Sinnoh's new Champion!"

Before Battle (Black & White)

"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 & White)

  • "When was the last time I was driven into a corner like this?" (Last Pokémon out)
  • "You haven't won yet! I won't let a fun battle end so easily!" (Last Pokémon, low in health)

After battle

"My heart is pounding so hard because I had such a heated battle with you. You really are a great trainer!"


Gen. IV


VS Sprite

Black and White

Black 2 and White 2
DP Cynthia




Champion Cynthia


Diamond and Pearl

DP 442 front
 Type Ghost Type Dark 
DP 423west front
 Type Water Type Ground 
DP 407f front
 Type Grass Type Poison 
DP 448 front
 Type Fighting Type Steel 
DP 350f front
 Type Water 
DP 445f front
 Type Dragon Type Ground 
Lv. 61 Lv. 60 Lv. 60 Lv. 63 Lv. 63 Lv. 66
Ability: Pressure Ability: Sticky Hold Ability: Natural Cure Ability: Steadfast Ability: Marvel Scale Ability: Sand Veil
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: Sitrus Berry
Embargo Muddy Water Sludge Bomb Aura Sphere Aqua Ring Dragon Rush
Silver Wind Sludge Bomb Energy Ball Dragon Pulse Mirror Coat Brick Break
Dark Pulse Stone Edge Shadow Ball Psychic Ice Beam Earthquake
Psychic Earthquake Extrasensory Earthquake Surf Giga Impact


Black and White

Spiritomb BW
 Type Ghost Type Dark 
Milotic BW
 Type Water 
Braviary BW
 Type Normal Type Flying 
Lucario BW
 Type Fighting Type Steel 
Eelektross BW
 Type Electric 
Garchomp BW
 Type Dragon Type Ground 
Lv. 75 Lv. 75 Lv. 75 Lv. 75 Lv. 75 Lv. 77
Ability: Pressure Ability: Marvel Scale Ability: Sheer Force Ability: Steadfast Ability: Levitate Ability: Sand Veil
Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Sucker Punch Hydro Pump Shadow Claw Aura Sphere Flamethrower Stone Edge
Double Team Blizzard Crush Claw Extreme Speed Dragon Claw Earthquake
Shadow Ball Dragon Tail Brave Bird Close Combat Crunch Dragon Rush
Will-O-Wisp Bulldoze Retaliate Dragon Pulse Wild Charge Crunch

Black 2 and White 2

Undella Town

Champion League Tournament

Garchomp BW
 Type Dragon Type Ground 
Spiritomb BW
 Type Ghost Type Dark 
Togekiss BW
 Type Normal Type Flying 
Lucario BW
 Type Fighting Type Steel 
Roserade BW
 Type Grass Type Poison 
Glaceon BW
 Type Ice 
Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50
Ability: Sand Veil Ability: Pressure Ability: Serene Grace Ability: Steadfast Ability: Natural Cure Ability: Snow Cloak
Item: Focus Sash Item: Rocky Helmet Item: Leftovers Item: Life Orb Item: White Herb Item: Choice Scarf
Outrage Pain Split Air Slash Close Combat Leaf Storm Ice Beam
Earthquake Will-O-Wisp Aura Sphere Stone Edge Shadow Ball Signal Beam
Stone Edge Protect Grass Knot Extreme Speed Sludge Bomb Shadow Ball
Swords Dance Sucker Punch Shadow Ball Dark Pulse Sleep Powder Water Pulse

Sun and Moon

Spiritomb XY
 Type Ghost Type Dark 
Milotic XY
 Type Water 
Garchomp XY
 Type Dragon Type Ground 
Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Pressure Ability: Marvel Scale Ability: Sand Veil Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: TBA Item: TBA Item: Garchompite Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Substitute Ice Beam Sandstorm - - -
TBA Surf Earthquake - - -


  • 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.[1]
  • 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 battling in Black and White, she replaces Roserade and Togekiss, with a Braviary and a Eelektross, respectively. However, the former Pokémon make a comeback in the Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, with the addition of a Glaceon.
    • She is one of the few recurring characters that appears in Pokémon Black and White along with another Pokémon Diamond and Pearl characters: 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, the first being Blue and the third being Alder.
  • Cynthia's character is heavily inspired by the Greek goddess Artemis. Artemis was born on Mount Cynthus, which might be where Cynthia's name comes from. According to the game, Cynthia has some events that are related to the goddess of virtue: Cynthia gives the player a Togepi Egg in the Pokémon Platinum and also witness the birth of an egg in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver's Arceus event, while the goddess symbolized childbirth in the myths; Cynthia surrounded by some female friends in Pokémon Black and White represents the goddess' role as a protector of women; and the goddess was a skillful hunter in the wilderness while Cynthia's skillful at Pokémon battling.
  • In Pokémon Diamond/Pearl, Lucario is her only male Pokémon.



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