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Oh, I'm so sorry! Please excuse me. Are you entering a Contest? Tehehe... Enjoy yourself, please! Incidentally, Fantina, the Hearthome Gym Leader, also happens to be a Contest expert. And you may ask yourself, how do I know this? Well, I am Fantina! You may challenge me, but not yet! You must become much stronger. Then, you may challenge me!

–Fantina, Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum.

Fantina serves as the Gym Leader for the Hearthome City Gym. Fantina specializes in Ghost-type Pokémon, and holds the Relic Badge for the trainers that defeat her.

Appearance

Fantina is a tall woman, who has purple eyes and hair, which is tied into four balloon-shaped pigtails. She wears a long purple dress, which is accented by white dots, and has a yellow X mark on her hip, which resembles a Drifblim's mouth. She also wears white gloves, a white muffler and purple heels.

Personality

Eccentric, glamourous, stylish and highly refined. Fantina is a lady of talent, who is not only a trainer but also a great judge of character. She represents the lavish lifestyle of a French model, though she isn't snobbish about it. At times she includes French in her sentences, and enjoys quizzing her challengers before battle.

Etymology

The name Fantina comes from "phantom".

Her Japanese name, Merissa, could come from "Melissa", a genus of herbs. It also sounds similar to "malice" (ill will).

Biography

Games

Diamond and Pearl

Fantina first appeared in the first Generation IV games as the Hearthome City Gym Leader. In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Fantina's Gym has several levels the player character must ascend. With each level there is a question to be answered, with three answers are located on three doors, they are usually associated with simple mathematics. Choosing the door with the correct answer leads to the next lift. Choosing the door with the wrong answer leads to a Gym member that the player character must battle.

Platinum

In Pokémon Platinum, the gym setup is different. One must find a blue tile within a darkened room; then one has to memorize the pattern on that tile and go in the door with the red tile having the same pattern as the blue tile. If using the flashlight on a trainer, then one must battle them. All the trainers in the dark rooms all use Ghost Pokémon. Additionally, however, she was originally the 5th Gym Leader in the Diamond/Pearl games, but became the 3rd Gym Leader in the Platinum version. Due to this, her Gym team has been nerfed by 10 levels.

Other appearances

Sprites

Gen. IV Platinum Challenge Sprite Gen. V
Fantina(DPP)Sprite.png
FantinaPlatinum.gif
VSFantina.png
FantinaB2W2.gif

Pokémon

Diamond and Pearl

DP 426 front.png
Drifblim
 Type Ghost.gif Type Flying.gif 
DP 094 front.png
Gengar
 Type Ghost.gif Type Poison.gif 
DP 429 front.png
Mismagius
 Type Ghost.gif 
[[File:{{{P4}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P4}}}]]
[[]]
 Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type .gif 
Lv. 32 Lv. 34 Lv. 36 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Aftermath Ability: Levitate Ability: Levitate Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: Sitrus Berry Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Minimize Spite Confuse Ray - - -
Astonish Confuse Ray Magical Leaf - - -
Gust Poison Jab Psybeam - - -
Ominous Wind Shadow Claw Shadow Ball - - -



Platinum

Pt 355 front.png
Duskull
 Type Ghost.gif 
Pt 093 front.png
Haunter
 Type Ghost.gif Type Poison.gif 
Pt 429 front.png
Mismagius
 Type Ghost.gif 
[[File:{{{P4}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P4}}}]]
[[]]
 Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type .gif 
Lv. 24 Lv. 24 Lv. 26 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Levitate Ability: Levitate Ability: Levitate Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: Sitrus Berry Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Pursuit Hypnosis Confuse Ray - - -
Shadow Sneak Confuse Ray Magical Leaf - - -
Future Sight Sucker Punch Psybeam - - -
Will-O-Wisp Shadow Claw Shadow Ball - - -


Black 2 and White 2

Ghost-type Tournament

Mismagius BW.gif
Mismagius
 Type Ghost.gif 
Drifblim BW.gif
Drifblim
 Type Ghost.gif Type Flying.gif 
Spiritomb BW.gif
Spiritomb
 Type Ghost.gif Type Dark.gif 
Dusknoir BW.gif
Dusknoir
 Type Ghost.gif 
Jellicent BW.gif
Jellicent
 Type Water.gif Type Ghost.gif 
Gengar BW.gif
Gengar
 Type Ghost.gif Type Poison.gif 
Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50
Ability: Levitate Ability: Aftermath Ability: Pressure Ability: Pressure Ability: Cursed Body Ability: Levitate
Item: Salac Berry Item: Flying Gem Item: Sitrus Berry Item: Apicot Berry Item: Ghost Gem Item: Focus Sash
Shadow Ball Acrobatics Shadow Ball Shadow Sneak Shadow Ball Shadow Ball
Psychic Will-O-Wisp Psychic Curse Brine Thunderbolt
Calm Mind Explosion Sucker Punch Pain Split Recover Nightmare
Pain Split Sucker Punch Nasty Plot Will-O-Wisp Water Spout Hypnosis



Sinnoh Gym Leader/World Leaders Tournament

Mismagius BW.gif
Mismagius
 Type Ghost.gif 
Drifblim BW.gif
Drifblim
 Type Ghost.gif Type Flying.gif 
Spiritomb BW.gif
Spiritomb
 Type Ghost.gif Type Dark.gif 
Dusknoir BW.gif
Dusknoir
 Type Ghost.gif 
Rotom BW.gif
Rotom
 Type Electric.gif Type Ghost.gif 
Gengar BW.gif
Gengar
 Type Ghost.gif Type Poison.gif 
Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 - Lv. 50
Ability: Levitate Ability: Aftermath Ability: Pressure Ability: Pressure Ability: Levitate Ability: Levitate
Item: Salac Berry Item: Flying Gem Item: Sitrus Berry Item: Apicot Berry Item: Electric Gem Item: Psychic Gem
Shadow Ball Shadow Ball Shadow Ball Shadow Sneak Shadow Ball Hex
Psychic Thunder Dark Pulse Curse Charge Beam Dream Eater
Calm Mind Acrobatics Will-O-Wisp Pain Split Substitute Nightmare
Power Gem Tailwind Calm Mind Confuse Ray Pain Split Hypnosis



Download Tournament (The Battle of Legendary Pokémon!)

Giratina-Origin-Forme BW.gif
Giratina
 Type Ghost.gif Type Dragon.gif 
Mismagius BW.gif
Mismagius
 Type Ghost.gif 
Drifblim BW.gif
Drifblim
 Type Ghost.gif Type Flying.gif 
[[File:{{{P4}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P4}}}]]
[[]]
 Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type .gif 
Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Levitate Ability: Levitate Ability: Aftermath Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: Ghost Gem Item: Lum Berry Item: Wacan Berry Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Shadow Force Shadow Ball Shadow Ball - - -
Aura Sphere Thunderbolt Minimize - - -
Shadow Sneak Pain Split Baton Pass - - -
Draco Meteor Confuse Ray Psychic - - -



Trivia

  • Despite becoming the third gym leader in Platinum, the spot where one places her badge remains the same as the 5th one. This is similar to how Maylene's and Crasher Wake's badge case spots remained unchanged, even though the order one has battled them changed.
  • She has a French accent.
  • Her hair from the back resembles the Relic Badge.
  • Fantina is a fan of Dahlia.
  • All of her Pokémon are female.
  • Strangely, in the Download Tournament in Black 2 and White 2, Fantina's Giratina is in its Origin Forme without holding the Griseous Orb.
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