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Cynthia is a powerful Pokémon Trainer and the Pokémon Champion of the Sinnoh region, where Professor Carolina, Cynthia's grandmother, runs the Pokémon Research Lab in Celestic Town.

Appearance

Concept art of Cynthia's design.

Cynthia is a tall and slender young lady with gray eyes and wavy knee‐length creamy‐blonde hair that covers her left eye with bangs. Cynthia wears black straight‐leg trousers, a long black coat with a V‐neck and black fur rimming its cuffs and hem, and a teardrop‐shaped pearl on the center of the coat. Under the coat, she dons a black top. Cynthia's outfit is finished with black kitten‐heel pumps possessing each a yellow stripe. For accessories, Cynthia wears a black fur ruff around her neck with two pairs of hair clips on each side of her hair, both teardrop shaped and possessing each a yellow stripe.

Personality

Cynthia is a passionate Trainer who takes Pokémon very seriously. She is also seen to be a kind person who so deeply cares for both Pokémon and her friends that she helps out Trainers who look up to her and gives them tips on their journeys.

She is fond of ice cream and is almost always seen eating it. Outside of battle, Cynthia can be very airheaded and indecisive; she has even shown to have trouble deciding what type of ice cream to order.

Etymology

Cynthia may originate from Cynthus, the mountain in which the Greek goddess Artemis was born.

Biography

Games

Diamond and Pearl

Cynthia's Champion room.

In Diamond and Pearl, Cynthia appears occasionally to help the player character with various obstacles. She is also seen investigating various sites related to Legendary Pokémon out of curiosity. Her final appearance in the game is as the Champion.

Platinum

In Platinum, Cynthia encounters the player character several times throughout the story and is interested in aiding the player character in filling the Pokédex. Most notably, she appears in Mt. Coronet in Cyrus's end of the world and assists the player character through the Distortion World until the battle with Giratina. Her final appearance in the main story is as the Champion.

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Cynthia can be seen standing inside a log cabin in the Sinjoh Ruins, an event‐exclusive area that can be unlocked only by placing Arceus in front of the party and entering the Ruins Research Center in the Ruins of Alph.

Black and White

In Black and White, Cynthia is battled—and can be rebattled—in Undella Town in the summer. In Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2, she can also be battled in spring. After losing, she will reveal that she was reminded of the Trainer who captured Giratina.

Black 2 and White 2

In Black 2 and White 2, she also makes an appearance in the Pokémon World Tournament in the Champion League.

Other appearances

Sprites

Quotes

Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon League

Before battle
  • First battle
"One look at you tells me many feats about you. Together, you and your Pokémon overcame all the challenges you faced, however difficult. It means that you've 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're here. I, Cynthia, accept your challenge as the Pokémon League Champion! There won't be any letup from me!"
  • Rematch
"Have you been keeping well? Thank you for Mt. Coronet. I'm truly grateful. Together, you and your Pokémon overcame all the challenges you faced, however difficult. It means that you've triumphed over any personal weaknesses, too. The power you learned… I can feel it emanating from you. But that's enough talk. Let's get on with why you're here. As the Pokémon League Champion, I accept your challenge!"
During battle
"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 the 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!"

Black and White

Undella Town

Before battle
"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
"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 are a truly great Trainer!!"

Pokémon

Diamond and Pearl

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Spiritomb
 Type Ghost.gif Type Dark.gif 
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Gastrodon
 Type Water.gif Type Ground.gif 
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Roserade
 Type Grass.gif Type Poison.gif 
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Lucario
 Type Fighting.gif Type Steel.gif 
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Milotic
 Type Water.gif 
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Garchomp
 Type Dragon.gif Type Ground.gif 
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



Platinum

Black and White

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Spiritomb
 Type Ghost.gif Type Dark.gif 
Milotic BW.gif
Milotic
 Type Water.gif 
Braviary BW.gif
Braviary
 Type Normal.gif Type Flying.gif 
Lucario BW.gif
Lucario
 Type Fighting.gif Type Steel.gif 
Eelektross BW.gif
Eelektross
 Type Electric.gif 
Garchomp BW.gif
Garchomp
 Type Dragon.gif Type Ground.gif 
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.gif
Garchomp
 Type Dragon.gif Type Ground.gif 
Spiritomb BW.gif
Spiritomb
 Type Ghost.gif Type Dark.gif 
Togekiss BW.gif
Togekiss
 Type Normal.gif Type Flying.gif 
Lucario BW.gif
Lucario
 Type Fighting.gif Type Steel.gif 
Roserade BW.gif
Roserade
 Type Grass.gif Type Poison.gif 
Glaceon BW.gif
Glaceon
 Type Ice.gif 
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

Battle Tree options

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Spiritomb
 Type Ghost.gif Type Dark.gif 
Spiritomb XY.gif
Spiritomb
 Type Ghost.gif Type Dark.gif 
Milotic XY.gif
Milotic
 Type Water.gif 
Milotic XY.gif
Milotic
 Type Water.gif 
Lucario XY.gif
Lucario
 Type Fighting.gif Type Steel.gif 
Lucario XY.gif
Lucario
 Type Fighting.gif Type Steel.gif 
Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 -
Ability: Pressure or Infiltrator Ability: Pressure or Infiltrator Ability: Marvel Scale or Competitive Ability: Marvel Scale or Competitive Ability: Steadfast or Inner Focus Ability: Steadfast or Inner Focus
Item: Leftovers Item: Custap Berry Item: Wide Lens Item: Leftovers Item: Lucarionite Item: Weakness Policy
Will-O-Wisp Will-O-Wisp Hydro Pump Ice Beam Close Combat Aura Sphere
Shadow Sneak Sucker Punch Blizzard Rest Rock Slide Dragon Pulse
Swagger Substitute Mirror Coat Sleep Talk Blaze Kick Stone Edge
Psych Up Pain Split Recover Surf Bullet Punch Extreme Speed



Garchomp XY.gif
Garchomp
 Type Dragon.gif Type Ground.gif 
Garchomp XY.gif
Garchomp
 Type Dragon.gif Type Ground.gif 
Togekiss XY.gif
Togekiss
 Type Fairy.gif Type Flying.gif 
Togekiss XY.gif
Togekiss
 Type Fairy.gif Type Flying.gif 
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 Type .gif 
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 Type .gif 
Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Sand Veil or Rough Skin Ability: Sand Veil or Rough Skin Ability: Hustle or Serene Grace Ability: Hustle or Serene Grace Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: Choice Scarf Item: Garchompite Item: King's Rock Item: Expert Belt Item: ? Item: ?
Outrage Sandstorm Grass Knot Aura Sphere - -
Earthquake Stone Edge Thunder Wave Air Slash - -
Fire Fang Dragon Claw Air Slash Grass Knot - -
Crunch Earthquake Shadow Ball Dazzling Gleam - -



Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Trivia

  • Cynthia is the first female character to be a Champion.
  • As seen in Cynthia's first appearance in the series, she is the first character to have read the Unown language.
  • She is one of the few recurring characters that appear in Pokémon Black and White, along with 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 at night or when Undella Bay is unoccupied due to her being embarrassed of being seen in her bathing suit.
  • Cynthia's character may be inspired by the Greek goddess Artemis. Cynthia gives the player character a Togepi Egg in Pokémon Platinum and witnesses the birth of an Egg in the Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Arceus event while the goddess symbolizes childbirth in the myths, Cynthia surrounded by female friends in Pokémon Black and White represents the goddess's role as a protector of women, and the goddess was a skillful hunter in the wilderness while Cynthia is skillful at Pokémon battling.
  • Cynthia is the only character who has two known ancestors that appeared in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, namely Volo and Cogita.
  • As of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Cynthia's second rematch makes her the strongest trainer in the entire series.

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