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For the variant appearing in the games, see Cynthia.

Cynthia is a character appearing in the anime series, who is the Champion of the Sinnoh region.

Appearance

Diamond & Pearl series

Cynthia has long blonde hair and gray eyes, black trousers, a long black coat with black feathers 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 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.

Best Wishes! series

Her hair has been shortened a bit from the last season. She still wears her black trousers and her hair accessories but doesn't wear her; scarf, coat and her top. Instead she wears a blue top that has a medium sized collar, a teardrop-shaped object and a blue ribbon tied on her waist. In addition, her heels have become open-toed.

Personality

Cynthia has an overwhelmingly strong and independent personality. Always up for a good challenge, she isn't one to hold anything back, as seen in her multiple battles throughout the series. It is also clear that she wants to help other trainers grow and expand bonds with their own Pokémon.

Biography

Cynthia

Cynthia in her original outfit

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 that have to do with Legendary Pokémon.

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 all of Paul's Pokémon 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. She first caught Jupiter, one of the Galactic Commanders, by surprise, knocking out her Skuntank, before having her Garchomp restrain Jupiter herself while Cynthia freed the hostages. Then they went after the boss himself, Cyrus, and the other two Commanders.

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 who will defeat the Champion someday.

Cynthia attended the Sinnoh Pokemon League competition with President Charles Goodshow, watching the competition from the audience with President Goodshow.

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

Cynthia with Ash, Iris and Cilan

Cynthia meeting Iris and Cilan.

She meets Ash once again in All for the Love of Meloetta!, now wearing clothes more suited for Unova's warmer climate, and met Iris and Cilan and told them of the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup. Upon learning of it, the three of them decided to come with Cynthia and participate. On the way to Cynthia's villa, she almost hit an injured Meloetta with her car but stopped in time. She figured out it was suffering from a fever and gave Ash, Iris, and Cilan instructions on how to make it feel better. She asked Iris and Cilan to find a berry for her while she and Ash find some ice. Upon reaching a river, she was revealed to have a Glaceon which she commands to use Ice Beam to freeze the water. They break the ice and take it to Meloetta. After it recovered a little, Iris asked Cynthia if she could battle her and her Garchomp while she used Axew. She agreed and the battle got underway. Even though Axew learned Giga Impact during the battle, Garchomp proved to be way too strong for Axew. Cynthia stopped Garchomp from attacking and ended the battle before Axew could get hurt. Later, when boarding the plane destined for eastern Unova, Cynthia advised Ash that someone he knew was expecting them at her villa, who was revealed to be Dawn.

In Piplup, Pansage and a Meeting of the Times!, Ash and his friends arrived in Undella Town, the location of Cynthia's villa, where Ash was reunited with Dawn for the first time since his journey in the Sinnoh region. After that, Cynthia watched the battle between Dawn and Cilan.

In Jostling for the Junior Cup!, Cynthia was seen talking with Alder where she met Trip for the first time and later participated in an exhibition match between Caitlin using her Garchomp against Caitlin's Gothitelle, which was followed by the beginning of the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup. The battle results in a draw after the battle's 10 minute time limit ran out. In the next episode, she helped Iris with Dragonite's disobedience. She manages to pet him and tells him to relax. She later ran into Trip and although surprised he wasn't watching the matches, she was impressed with his confidence and wished him luck, unaware that he was planning to defeat her after he beat Alder. Later, she observed Iris and Ash's battle in the second semi-final match and while everyone is convinced Dragonite began to listen to Iris, she knew he was going by instinct. After Iris lost, Cynthia revealed to everyone that Dragonite doesn't fully trust Iris yet and witnessed Ash's loss to Trip. She then watched Trip battle Alder and lose to the champion and would later referee Ash and Dawn's battle before seeing the latter off as she travels to Johto.

In Meloetta and the Undersea Temple!, she is away on business and learns from Jervis that Meloetta is training with Ash while she tells him she'll be returning soon. When she does, Ash, Pikachu and Meloetta have already been captured by Team Rocket and taken to the Abyssal Ruins. In the next episode, she, Ridley, Iris and Cilan are traveling by boat to the Ruins and sent out Garchomp to battle the Forces of Nature. She saw Iris protect Dragonite which strengthened their bond and allowed him to obey her. After Team Rocket retreats, Cynthia states there are some people who will fight back, as their desire is not to conquer. She hopes one day all people will hear Meloetta's song, which made her happy. She later bid Ridley and Meloetta farewell as they departed to go back into hiding once more.

In Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige!, Cynthia and Jervis advised Ash that the Unova League would take place in Vertress City and wished him luck before he, Iris and Cilan left.

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Pokémon

On hand

Pokémon Information
Cynthia Garchomp
Cynthia's main and most powerful Pokémon. Garchomp is seen in all of Cynthia's battles and has never been seen being defeated.
Garchomp
Pokémon Information
Cynthia 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.
Gastrodon
Pokémon Information
Cynthia's Glaceon
Very little is known about Cynthia's Glaceon as it has only been seen once. However, since it is used by a Pokémon Champion, it can be assumed that Glaceon is very powerful.
Glaceon

Voice actresses

  • Italian: Alessandra Karpoff
  • Hebrew: Liat Har-Lev
  • Brazilian: Samira Fernandes (DP040)/Cláudia Carli (DP043)/Elisa Villon (DP096-present)

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See also

Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Pokémon - Diamond and Pearl
Main charactersAsh Ketchum - Brock - Conway - Dawn - Delia Ketchum - Gary Oak - Giovanni - James - Jessie - Kenny - Marian - Marina - Mr. Sukizo - Nando - Nurse Joy - Officer Jenny - Paul - Professor Samuel Oak - Professor Rowan - Raoul Contesta - Tracey Sketchit - Zoey
Main character's PokémonAsh's Aipom - Ash's Chimchar - Ash's Pikachu - Ash's Staravia - Ash's Turtwig
Dawn's Buizel - Dawn's Buneary - Dawn's Pachirisu - Dawn's Piplup
Brock's Croagunk - Brock's Happiny - Brock's Sudowoodo
James' Cacnea - James' Carnivine - James' Mime Jr. - Jessie's Dustox - Jessie's Seviper - Jessie's Wobbuffet - Team Rocket's Meowth
Conway's Aggron - Conway's Heracross - Conway's Slowking
Kenny's Alakazam - Kenny's Prinplup
Nando's Kricketune - Nando's Roselia - Nando's Sunflora
Paul's Azumarill - Paul's Electabuzz - Paul's Murkrow - Paul's Ninjask - Paul's Torterra - Paul's Ursaring - Paul's Weavile
Zoey's Glameow - Zoey's Misdreavus - Zoey's Shellos
Gary's Blastoise - Gary's Electivire - Gary's Umbreon
Supporting charactersAbigail - Blackbelt - Bryan - Cal - Cheryl - Clara - Claudina - Cynthia - Dr. Kenzo - Dream Cynthia - Dream Giovanni - Dream Johanna - Dream Nurse Joy - Dream Officer Jenny - Dream Professor Oak - Enta - Forsythia - Gardenia - Haley - Holly - Ian - J - J's clients - J's henchmen - Jack - Jaco - Jeffrey - Johanna - Karsten - Landis - Lucian - Magikarp Salesman - Marnie - Melodi - Minnie - Mira - Mr. Cheeves - Old man - Oralie - Paige - Pokétch Co. President - Psychic - Rhonda - Roark - Rosebay - Ryan - Saturn - Theresa - Underground Man - Yōko - Yuzo
Pokémon: DP Battle Dimension Pokémon DP - Battle Dimension
Main charactersAsh Ketchum - Barry - Brock - Conway - Dawn - Gary Oak - Giovanni - James - Jessie - Kenny - Marian - May - Max - Mr. Sukizo - Nurse Joy - Officer Jenny - Paul - Professor Rowan - Raoul Contesta - Zoey
Main character's PokémonAsh's Buizel - Ash's Chimchar - Ash's Gliscor - Ash's Grotle - Ash's Pikachu - Ash's Staravia
Dawn's Ambipom - Dawn's Buneary - Dawn's Pachirisu - Dawn's Piloswine - Dawn's Piplup
Brock's Croagunk - Brock's Happiny - Brock's Sudowoodo
James' Cacnea - James' Carnivine - James' Mime Jr. - Jessie's Dustox - Jessie's Seviper - Jessie's Wobbuffet - Jessie's Yanmega - Team Rocket's Meowth
May's Beautifly - May's Blaziken - May's Glaceon - May's Munchlax - May's Skitty - May's Venusaur - May's Wartortle
Conway's Slowking
Paul's Electabuzz - Paul's Gliscor - Paul's Honchkrow - Paul's Magmar - Paul's Torterra - Paul's Ursaring - Paul's Weavile
Barry's Empoleon - Barry's Roserade - Barry's Staraptor
Kenny's Breloom - Kenny's Prinplup
Zoey's Glameow - Zoey's Finneon - Zoey's Misdreavus
Gary's Umbreon
Supporting charactersAaron - Alan - Angie - Angie's father - Angie's mother - Aura Guardian - Aura Sphere Riolu's Trainer - Austin - Autumn - Astin - Butch - Carny - Caroline - Cassidy - Cocoa - Connally - Crasher Wake - Cynthia - Cyrus - Dr. Namba - Drew - Enta - Expert Stonecutter - Fantina - Francesca - Gardenia - Ghost girl - Hamilton - Harley - Head Engineer - Hermione - Isis - J - J's clients - J's client's henchmen - J's henchmen - Jack - Johanna - Juan - Jupiter - Kellyn - Kendall - Kyle - Kylie - Leona - Leona's father - Leona's mother - Lila - Marble - Marina - Mars - Matthew - Max - Maylene - Mitchell - Monica - Mr. Backlot - Norman - Old woman - Paris - Professor Carolina - Reggie - Rhonda - Roman - Saturn - Scientist - Sho - Solana - Solidad - Spring - Summer - Tyler - Unnamed trainer - Wallace - Yuzo
Pokémon: DP Galactic Battles Pokémon DP - Galactic Battles
Main charactersAsh Ketchum - Barry - Brock - Dawn - Gary Oak - James - Jessie - Kenny - Marian - Misty - Mr. Sukizo - Nurse Joy - Officer Jenny - Paul - Professor Samuel Oak - Professor Rowan - Raoul Contesta - Tracey Sketchit - Ursula - Zoey
Main character's PokémonAsh's Buizel - Ash's Gible - Ash's Gliscor - Ash's Grotle - Ash's Monferno - Ash's Pikachu - Ash's Staraptor
Dawn's Ambipom - Dawn's Buneary - Dawn's Cyndaquil - Dawn's Mamoswine - Dawn's Pachirisu - Dawn's Piplup
Brock's Croagunk - Brock's Happiny - Brock's Sudowoodo
James' Carnivine - James' Mime Jr. - Jessie's Seviper - Jessie's Wobbuffet - Jessie's Yanmega - Team Rocket's Meowth
Paul's Electabuzz - Paul's Hariyama - Paul's Honchkrow - Paul's Lairon - Paul's Magmortar - Paul's Nidoking - Paul's Torterra - Paul's Ursaring - Paul's Weavile
Barry's Empoleon - Barry's Heracross - Barry's Roserade - Barry's Staraptor
Kenny's Machoke - Kenny's Prinplup
Zoey's Glameow - Zoey's Kirlia - Zoey's Leafeon
Gary's Electivire - Gary's Umbreon
Ursula's Gabite - Ursula's Wormadam
Supporting charactersAmpharos Train crew - Arena Tycoon Greta - Azure - Benjamin - Brandon - Byron - Candice - Cara - Charon - Christopher - Clair - Crimson - Cynthia - Cyrus - Dome Ace Tucker - Factory Head Noland - Forsythia - Goldeen Scoop master - Halverson - Izzy - J - J's henchmen - Jack - James' father - James' mother - Jeremiah - Jessiebelle - Johanna - Jupiter - Khoury - Khoury's father - Looker - Lulu - Lyra - Maria - Marilyn - Mario - Mars - Maya - McCann - Mitchell - Mr. Honcho - Nathaniel - Noelle - O - Olivier - Professor Carolina - Professor Kodama - Palace Maven Spenser - Pike Queen Lucy - Poacher - Provo - Rebecca - Reggie - Rhonda - Rhyanna - Riley - Roark - Salon Maiden Anabel - Samuel - Saturn - Sayer - Scientist - Sebastian - Steveland - Taylor - Teacher - Theodore - Tower Tycoon Palmer - Trainer - Verona - Wilkinson - Wilma - Yuzo
Pokémon: DP Sinnoh League Victors Pokémon DP - Sinnoh League Victors
Main charactersAsh Ketchum - Barry - Brock - Conway - Dawn - Giovanni - James - Jessie - Kenny - Marian - Mr. Sukizo - Nando - Nurse Joy - Officer Jenny - Paul - Professor Samuel Oak - Raoul Contesta - Tobias - Ursula - Zoey
Main character's PokémonAsh's Bayleef - Ash's Buizel - Ash's Bulbasaur - Ash's Corphish - Ash's Donphan - Ash's Gible - Ash's Glalie - Ash's Gliscor - Ash's Heracross - Ash's Infernape - Ash's Muk - Ash's Noctowl - Ash's Pikachu - Ash's Quilava - Ash's Sceptile - Ash's Snorlax - Ash's Staraptor - Ash's Swellow - Ash's Torkoal - Ash's Torterra - Ash's Totodile
Dawn's Buneary - Dawn's Cyndaquil - Dawn's Mamoswine - Dawn's Pachirisu - Dawn's Piplup - Dawn's Togekiss
Brock's Chansey - Brock's Croagunk- Brock's Sudowoodo
James' Carnivine - James' Mime Jr. - Jessie's Seviper - Jessie's Wobbuffet - Jessie's Yanmega - Team Rocket's Meowth
Paul's Aggron - Paul's Drapion - Paul's Electivire - Paul's Froslass - Paul's Gastrodon - Paul's Honchkrow - Paul's Magmortar - Paul's Ninjask - Paul's Torterra - Paul's Ursaring - Paul's Weavile
Barry's Empoleon - Barry's Hitmonlee - Barry's Skarmory
Kenny's Empoleon - Kenny's Floatzel
Zoey's Gallade - Zoey's Gastrodon - Zoey's Glameow - Zoey's Leafeon - Zoey's Lumineon - Zoey's Mismagius
Conway's Dusknoir - Conway's Lickilicky - Conway's Shuckle
Ursula's Flareon - Ursula's Gabite - Ursula's Jigglypuff - Ursula's Minun - Ursula's Plusle - Ursula's Vaporeon
Tobias' Darkrai - Tobias' Latios
Nando's Altaria - Nando's Armaldo - Nando's Kricketot - Nando's Kricketune - Nando's Lopunny - Nando's Roserade - Nando's Sunflora
Supporting charactersBen - Bertha - Buck - Candice - Charles Goodshow - Clayton - Crispin - Cynthia - Daniel - Fantina - Flint - Freesia - Jack - Jasmine - Jeffrey - Jeremiah - Johanna - Lila - Mamie - Marley - Matori - Narissa - Normajean - Princess Salvia - Proprietor - Reggie - Rhonda - Roland - Salvia's butler - Shimako - Thomas - Trainer - Trainer - Volkner
Pokémon: BW Rival Destinies Pokémon - Black & White Rival Destinies
Main charactersAsh Ketchum - Bianca - Brock - Burgundy - Cameron - Cilan - Cedric Juniper - Dawn - Don George - Freddy O'Martian - Georgia - Giovanni - Iris - James - Jessie - Nurse Joy - Officer Jenny - Professor Aurea Juniper - Stephan - Trip
Main character's PokémonAsh's Boldore - Ash's Krookodile - Ash's Leavanny - Ash's Oshawott - Ash's Palpitoad - Ash's Pignite - Ash's Pikachu - Ash's Scraggy - Ash's Snivy - Ash's Unfezant
Iris' Axew - Iris' Dragonite - Iris' Emolga - Iris' Excadrill
Cilan's Crustle - Cilan's Pansage - Cilan's Stunfisk
James' Yamask - Jessie's Woobat - Team Rocket's Meowth
Dawn's Buneary - Dawn's Mamoswine - Dawn's Pachirisu - Dawn's Piplup - Dawn's Quilava - Dawn's Togekiss
Trip's Serperior - Trip's Conkeldurr
Bianca's Emboar - Bianca's Escavalier - Bianca's Minccino - Bianca's Shelmet
Stephan's Sawk
Georgia's Beartic - Georgia's Bisharp - Georgia's Vanilluxe
Burgundy's Darmanitan - Burgundy's Dewott
Cameron's Ferrothorn - Cameron's Riolu - Cameron's Samurott
Supporting charactersAlder - Angus - Avery - Betty - Bianca's father - Billy Jo - Bobby - Brycen - Burgh - Caitlin - Case - Cassie - Charles - Chili - Chris - Clay - Cress - Cynthia - Delbert - Doctor Ferrara - Doctor Ferrara's henchmen - Driftveil City's Gym referee - Dr. Zager - Edmund - Elesa - Erina - Fennel - Ferris - Flora - Gail - Geraldo - Getty - Glenn - Horatio - Humilau City's Gym referee - Icirrus City's Gym referee - Jervis - Jules - Katharine - Kenton - Kylan - Layla - Lewis - Linda - Luke - Manning - Marigold - Marlon - Marris - Matori - Mick - Miles - Montgomery - Mr. Gold - Mr. Hatterly - Nicky - Nimbasa City's Gym referee - Principal - Professor Malveaux - Ramone - Ricard Nouveau - Ricky - Ridley - Rizzo - Robert - Robert's grandfather - Roxie - Russet - Sean - Sean's father - Shamus - Shepherd - Sierra - Simeon - Skyla - Subway Boss Emmet - Subway Boss Ingo - Thief - Toby - Virbank City's Gym referee - Wallace

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