Bertha is the second Elite Four member fought in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum.


Bertha is an old aging woman, whose appearance and name resembles Agatha: they both have the same hairstyle. Bertha wears a brown scarf, a white buttoned coat, a black skirt, long grey socks and black shoes.


Despite her humble and gentle demeanour, Bertha holds herself as a strong and enduring trainer. She knows when she's beaten and doesn't regret defeat. Bertha is smarter than she appears, warning the player that their next opponent is even stronger than she is.



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's name comes from "earth." Kikuno, her Japanese name, may be derived from 崎嶇 (kiku, steep) or 国 (kuni, country). In either event, it may also come from Kikuko, Agatha's Japanese name, as both are elderly women who are part of the Elite Four.
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