Cynthia

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Cynthia
Cynthia BDSP artwork.png
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl artwork
First appearance Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions (2006)
Latest appearance Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (2021)
Gender Female
Hometown Celestic Town
Region Sinnoh
Portrayed by Emily Jenness (English)
Tomo Sakurai (Japanese)
“To live their lives to the fullest, people and Pokémon need the chance to throw themselves into battle against the fiercest opposition. That's why I want to battle you. How about it?”
Cynthia

Cynthia is the Champion of the Sinnoh region. She first appears in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions, and is the first female Champion of the Pokémon series. Her name is derived from the word "synthesis," meaning to combine different pieces together, and applies to how Cynthia uses a variety of Pokémon during battle.

Game appearances[edit]

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions[edit]

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions, the player character first encounters Cynthia at Eterna City when they first visit the location. She gives them some advice, but leaves shortly after. After Crasher Wake is defeated, Cynthia will be seen at Route 214. She is impressed with the player character's efforts and rewards them with a Secret Potion. Cynthia tells the player to use this on the hoard of Psyduck, who are blocking the entrance to Celestic Town. She asks the player to go to Celestic Town, her home city, and tells the player to go give a gift to her grandmother. After the player does this, Cynthia will appear in the town, and thank the player for delivering the gift to her grandmother. Like most people in Celestic Town, Cynthia is very interested in the mythology behind the Sinnoh Legendary Pokémon. She often travels around Sinnoh to study more on these ancient creatures.

After the Team Galactic dilemma, the player eventually learns that Cynthia is, indeed, the Sinnoh Region Champion. Her abilities as a trainer are shown in this battle. Her Pokémon are all very powerful, all of which are above level 60. However, her powerhouse is Garchomp, which has several powerful attacks that can take away a massive amount of health in one attack. Although, after a long and arduous battle, the player comes out on top, and Cynthia and Professor Rowan deem the player as the new Champion. She can be battled again several times afterwards.

Pokémon anime[edit]

In the episode, "Elite Four Goyō and Dōtakun", Cynthia is seen in Lucian's flashback, when he is talking to Ash, Dawn, and Brock about the Sinnoh Elite Four.

In "Enter Champion Shirona!!". Ash and the group were watching a battle between Cynthia and Lucian. Her Garchomp managed to easily defeat Lucian's Bronzong. Ash was determined to battle her. Meanwhile, Team Rocket, who were disguised as Ice Cream salesmen, actually got to meet Cynthia, who actually bought an Ice Cream from them. Ash and the gang then found Cynthia at the nearby ruins, which was just a little walk from Team Rocket's stand. She was studying about the ancient Pokémon Legends. However, when she notices a challenge from Ash's rival, Paul, she decides to battle him. She used her Garchomp, which managed to devastate Paul's Chimchar, Weavile, Murkrow, and Torterra with relative ease. However, Cynthia decided to look after Paul's Pokémon at the Pokémon Center, while at the same time, giving Ash and the gang tips on how to raise Pokémon. After they left the room to go outside for a little while, Team Rocket sneaked into the building and kidnapped Chimchar. However, Paul used his Ursaring to rescue Chimchar, which he then scolded for getting captured. Cynthia, however, cheered the young monkey Pokémon up, and told Paul that he has to show Pokémon compassion and respect. Paul, however, did not seem too interested in this advice. With all this done, Cynthia then decides to head off, and the group wave goodbye, while Paul hopes to get strong enough to defeat her.

Battles[edit]

Sprite Title Location Reward
Cynthia DP sprite.png Champion Cynthia Pokémon League Pokémon Dollar Gen IV sprite.png13200
Pokémon
Sprite Name Level Ability Held item Moves
Spiritomb DP sprite.png Spiritomb ()
Ghost type Dark type
Level 61 Pressure None Dark type Status Attack Embargo
Bug type Special Attack Silver Wind
Dark type Special Attack Dark Pulse
Psychic type Special Attack Psychic
Gastrodon west DP sprite.png Gastrodon ()
Water type Ground type
Level 60 Sticky Hold None Water type Special Attack Muddy Water
Poison type Special Attack Sludge Bomb
Rock type Physical Attack Stone Edge
Ground type Physical Attack Earthquake
Roserade female DP sprite.png Roserade ()
Grass type Poison type
Level 60 Natural Cure None Poison type Special Attack Sludge Bomb
Grass type Special Attack Energy Ball
Ghost type Special Attack Shadow Ball
Psychic type Special Attack Extrasensory
Lucario DP sprite.png Lucario ()
Fighting type Steel type
Level 63 Steadfast None Fighting type Special Attack Aura Sphere
Dragon type Special Attack Dragon Pulse
Psychic type Special Attack Psychic
Ground type Physical Attack Earthquake
Milotic female DP sprite.png Milotic ()
Water type
Level 63 Marvel Scale None Water type Status Attack Aqua Ring
Psychic type Special Attack Mirror Coat
Ice type Special Attack Ice Beam
Water type Special Attack Surf
Garchomp female DP sprite.png Garchomp ()
Dragon type Ground type
Level 66 Sand Veil Sitrus Berry Dragon type Physical Attack Dragon Rush
Fighting type Physical Attack Brick Break
Ground type Physical Attack Earthquake
Normal type Physical Attack Giga Impact
Sprite Title Location Reward
Cynthia Pt sprite.png Champion Cynthia Pokémon League Pokémon Dollar Gen IV sprite.png12400
Pokémon
Sprite Name Level Ability Held item Moves
Spiritomb Pt sprite.png Spiritomb ()
Ghost type Dark type
Level 58 Pressure None Bug type Special Attack Silver Wind
Dark type Special Attack Dark Pulse
Ghost type Special Attack Shadow Ball
Psychic type Special Attack Psychic
Roserade female Pt sprite.png Roserade ()
Grass type Poison type
Level 58 Natural Cure None Poison type Special Attack Sludge Bomb
Grass type Special Attack Energy Ball
Psychic type Special Attack Extrasensory
Poison type Status Attack Toxic
Milotic female Pt sprite.png Milotic ()
Water type
Level 58 Marvel Scale None Psychic type Special Attack Mirror Coat
Dragon type Special Attack Dragon Pulse
Ice type Special Attack Ice Beam
Water type Special Attack Surf
Lucario Pt sprite.png Lucario ()
Fighting type Steel type
Level 60 Steadfast None Fighting type Special Attack Aura Sphere
Ghost type Special Attack Shadow Ball
Rock type Physical Attack Stone Edge
Normal type Physical Attack ExtremeSpeed
Togekiss Pt sprite.png Togekiss ()
Normal type Flying type
Level 60 Hustle None Flying type Special Attack Air Slash
Fighting type Special Attack Aura Sphere
Water type Special Attack Water Pulse
Electric type Special Attack Shock Wave
Garchomp female Pt sprite.png Garchomp ()
Dragon type Ground type
Level 62 Sand Veil Sitrus Berry Dragon type Physical Attack Dragon Rush
Fire type Special Attack Flamethrower
Ground type Special Attack Earthquake
Normal type Physical Attack Giga Impact
Sprite Title Location Reward
Cynthia Pt sprite.png Champion Cynthia Pokémon League Pokémon Dollar Gen IV sprite.png15600
Pokémon
Sprite Name Level Ability Held item Moves
Spiritomb Pt sprite.png Spiritomb ()
Ghost type Dark type
Level 74 Pressure None Poison type Special Attack Ominous Wind
Bug type Special Attack Silver Wind
Dark type Special Attack Dark Pulse
Psychic type Special Attack Psychic
Roserade female Pt sprite.png Roserade ()
Grass type Poison type
Level 74 Natural Cure None Poison type Special Attack Sludge Bomb
Grass type Special Attack Energy Ball
Ghost type Special Attack Shadow Ball
Psychic type Special Attack Extrasensory
Milotic female Pt sprite.png Milotic ()
Water type
Level 74 Marvel Scale None Water type Status Attack Aqua Ring
Psychic type Special Attack Mirror Coat
Ice type Special Attack Ice Beam
Water type Special Attack Surf
Lucario Pt sprite.png Lucario ()
Fighting type Steel type
Level 76 Steadfast None Fighting type Special Attack Aura Sphere
Dragon type Special Attack Dragon Pulse
Psychic type Special Attack Psychic
Ground type Physical Attack Earthquake
Togekiss Pt sprite.png Togekiss ()
Normal type Flying type
Level 76 Hustle None Flying type Special Attack Air Slash
Fighting type Special Attack Aura Sphere
Water type Special Attack Water Pulse
Psychic type Special Attack Psychic
Garchomp female Pt sprite.png Garchomp ()
Dragon type Ground type
Level 78 Sand Veil Sitrus Berry Dragon type Physical Attack Dragon Rush
Fighting type Physical Attack Brick Break
Ground type Physical Attack Earthquake
Normal type Physical Attack Giga Impact

Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Cynthia.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese シロナ
Shirona
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