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Gardenia
(ナタネ Natane)
Gardenia
"Master of Vivid Plant Pokémon"
General
Hometown Eterna City
Region Sinnoh
Badge Forest Badge
Preferred Type Grass
First Appearance

The Grass-Type Is Always Greener! (anime)
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl (game)

Voice actor

Lara Star Rigores (English)
Chieko Honda (Japanese)

Class: Gym Leader
"You kept me waiting! I'm Eterna's Gym Leader, Gardenia, the Grass-type master! When I first saw you, I was convinced you'd find your way to me. My hunch was right on the money. You have a winning aura about you. So, anyway, this will be fun. Let's have our battle."
— Gardenia, Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum.

Gardenia (ナタネ Natane) serves as the Gym Leader for Eterna City. Gardenia specializes in Grass-type Pokémon, and holds the Forest Badge for the trainers that defeat her. She is also known as a "Master of Vivid Plant Pokémon." She loves Grass-Type Pokémon and as such, has a lot of plants in her gym. Gardenia is also an expert on Grass-Type Pokémon.

Appearance

Gardenia has brown eyes and half-brown half-black hair. She wears a black long-sleeved crop top with a green cloak, brown cargo pants with a black belt, and green boots.

Biography

Games

Gardenia first appeared in the first Generation IV games as the Eterna City Gym Leader, specializing in Grass Pokémon. The player first meets her in Eterna Forest, outside of the mansion. Her Gym is filled with plants, and trainers that challenge her must search for and find all of the Gym members before they can face her. Upon defeating her, she will reward the player with the Forest Badge and TM86 (Grass Knot).

Manga

Adventures

Main article: Gardenia (Adventures)

She battled against Platinum and lost, giving her the Forest Badge. She also appears in Chapter 4 where she attacked Pearl because she trained with Team Galactic. When Gardenia found out he wasn't with Team Galactic she attacked him. Then she states that Team Galactic has been causing trouble in the Eterna Forest and Eterna City.

Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Main article: Gardenia (DPA)

Gardenia was attacking Hareta and Mitsumi at first because she thought they were a part of Team Galactic. Hareta then asked for a Gym Battle but she refused, thinking that Hareta was still a beginner. Piplup however didn't agree with her and demanded for a battle. At the end, Hareta won the battle and she gave him the badge. She also battled against Team Galactic with the other Gym Leaders.

Anime

Gardenia&Cacnea

Gardenia and her love of Grass-type Pokémon.

Gardenia first appeared DP031: The Grass-Type Is Always Greener! in the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl anime series. She was shown to have a slight obsession with Grass-type Pokémon, as she quickly commented and interacted with other people's Grass Pokémon, including Team Rocket's. Also during this episode, Gardenia had a small battle with Ash, where she unveiled her own Turtwig and used it against Ash's. Despite her stay with Ash and his friends, Gardenia had not yet revealed herself as the Eterna City Gym Leader. Just like in the games, Ash and his friends meet Gardenia in Eterna Forest.
Gardenia ForestBadge

Awarding Ash with his Forest Badge.

After a short absence, Gardenia later appeared in A Secret Sphere of Influence!, where she revealed herself to be the Gym Leader. In The Grass Menagerie!, Gardenia battled Ash using her Cherubi, Turtwig, and Roserade. While there was some struggle on Ash's part, he managed to win, defeating her Roserade with his Aipom. Upon leaving, Gardenia rewarded Ash with a Forest Badge.

Gardenia returned in Once There Were Greenfields where she battled Ash and Dawn in a double battle she organized, with James as her partner. After the battle, Gardenia took James's Cacnea, with his permission, in order to train it, so it can master Drain Punch.

Sprites

DP battle sprite


Pt battle sprite


Vs. Sprite


B2W2 battle sprite
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GardeniaB2W2

Pokémon

Games

Diamond and Pearl

DP 420 front
Cherubi
 Type Grass 
DP 387 front
Turtwig
 Type Grass 
DP 407f front
Roserade
 Type Grass Type Poison 
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 Type 
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[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
Lv. 19 Lv. 19 Lv. 22 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Chlorophyll Ability: Overgrow Ability: Natural Cure Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: Sitrus Berry Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Grass Knot Razor Leaf Magical Leaf - - -
Leech Seed Grass Knot Stun Spore - - -
Safeguard Withdraw Grass Knot - - -
Growth Reflect Poison Sting - - -


Platinum

Pt 387 front
Turtwig
 Type Grass 
Pt 421 front
Cherrim
 Type Grass 
Pt 407f front
Roserade
 Type Grass Type Poison 
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[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
Lv. 20 Lv. 20 Lv. 22 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Overgrow Ability: Flower Gift Ability: Natural Cure Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: Sitrus Berry Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Razor Leaf Grass Knot Magical Leaf - - -
Grass Knot Leech Seed Stun Spore - - -
Sunny Day Safeguard Grass Knot - - -
Reflect Magical Leaf Poison Sting - - -

Black 2 and White 2

Anime

On hand

Pokémon Information
200px-Gardenia Cherubi
Cherubi was first seen battling Staravia in a mock battle. It was quickly withdrawn. In the official gym battle it was defeated after a tough battle by Staravia.
Cherubi
Pokémon Information
200px-Gardenia Turtwig
Turtwig is Gardenia's main Pokémon. In the official Gym Battle it defeated Staravia but lost to Ash's Turtwig. Its moves are Leaf Storm, Leech Seed and Tackle.
Turtwig
Pokémon Information
200px-Gardenia Roserade
Roserade was Gardenia's final Pokémon used in the gym battle. It beat Turtwig quickly with a Weather Ball but Aipom managed to defeat it.
Roserade

Training

Pokémon Information
200px-Gardenia Cacnea
Cacnea was James' Pokémon from Team Rocket, but he gave it to Gardenia for training to master Drain Punch.
Cacnea

Cares for

Voice Actresses

  • Czech: Jana Palenickova, Klara Sumanova
  • Polish: Anna Sztejner, Monika Wierzbicka
  • Portuguese: Rita Fernandes, Isabel Queiros
  • Spanish: Adelaida Lopez
  • Iberian Spanish: Isabel Romo, Nallely Solis

Trivia

  • Gardenia's name is based on the word garden for her love of grass Pokémon or it could be an abbreviation of gardening or a reference to the flower, Gardenia.
  • In the game, she has a fear of Ghost Type Pokémon. She says "What if there is a Ghost/Grass Pokémon?". This combination finally appeared in Generation 6 with the Pokémon Phantump, Trevenant, Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist.
  • Gardenia is the second Gym Leader to use Grass Pokémon the first being Erika of Celadon City, the third being Cilan from Unova, and the fourth being Ramos from Kalos.
  • She is the first person to hug Gardenia's Cacnea without it hugging her first.
  • Her hairstyle resembles that of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX main character, Jaden Yuki.
  • Gardenia's Japanese name means Rapeseed.
  • Gardenia's Cherrim is underleveled at 20 as Cherubi evolves at level 25.


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