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Character Names
  • English / United States: Cynthia
  • Japanese / Japan: シロナ
  • Japanese (Romanized) / Japan: Shirona
  • Japanese (Trans) / Japan: Shirona
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Cynthia is the Champion of the Sinnoh region, originating from Celestic Town. She is also a researcher of Pokémon mythologies and folklore. She travels across the Sinnoh region, as well as other regions, accepting challenges to Pokémon battles and studying sites related to Pokémon mythologies. Her grandmother is Professor Carolina, and also may be a descendant of cogita, though this is unknown.

Game canon

As of Pokemon BrilliantDiamond and ShiningPearl, Cynthia is the strongest trainer in any main series Pokémon game, with her Garchomp leveled as high as 88.

Pokémon the Series

Ash Ketchum, Brock, and Dawn first meet Cynthia as she is studying stone tablets at Amity Square Ruins. Cynthia instructs Ash Ketchum and Paul and observes their rivalry, with Chimchar being the key that binds their fates together. As Cynthia recites from the stone tablets, "When every life meets another life, something will be born." Cynthia and Ash Ketchum, as well as his friends and Paul, encounter each other throughout the Diamond & Pearl series from then on. One such instance is Cynthia's intervention to stop Cyrus of Team Galactic's plot to control of Dialga and Palkia. She appears again during the Sinnoh League Tournament, in which Cynthia is a spectator to the matches that take place.

Cynthia meets Ash Ketchum again, as well as Cilan and Iris, in the Unova region, during Best Wishes 2. They travel together to Cynthia's villa, while encountering Meloetta on the way. Iris challenges Cynthia to a battle as she hopes to become a Dragon Master and raise her Axew to be as strong as Cynthia's Garchomp. Cynthia is expected to have an exhibition match at the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup.

Cynthia's team throughout the series consists of Garchomp, Gastrodon, and Glaceon. Garchomp is her strongest Pokémon, and most frequently called out. Garchomp helped triumph over Team Galactic and defeated multiple challengers, such as: Paul, Aaron, Flint, and Iris. Cynthia's Gastrodon has also helped in several battles, particularly against Team Galactic and against Aaron in a Championship match. Her Glaceon is called out to help heal the sickly Meloetta by creating ice.
Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup
Caitlin battled against Cynthia in a 10 minute exhibition match during the opening of the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup at the Kagome Town stadium. The match ended in a draw though but Cynthia said that she was able to sense Caitlin growth in the battle. Caitlin was very grateful for the opportunity to battle against Cynthia and the two of them hoped to be able to battle again sometime in the future.
Owned Pokémon
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  • United States Cynthia's Garchomp
  • Japan シロナのガブリアス
  • Japan Shirona no Gablias
  • Japan Shirona's Gablias
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  • United States Cynthia's Gastrodon
  • Japan シロナのトリトドン
  • Japan Shirona no Toritodon
  • Japan Shirona's Toritodon
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  • United States Cynthia's Glaceon
  • Japan シロナのグレイシア
  • Japan Shirona no Glacia
  • Japan Shirona's Glacia
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  • United States Cynthia's Kommo-o
  • Japan シロナのジャラランガ
  • Japan Shirona no Jyararanga
  • Japan Shirona's Jyararanga
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  • United States Cynthia's Milotic
  • Japan シロナのミロカロス
  • Japan Shirona no Milokaross
  • Japan Shirona's Milokaross
Series Title
DP 35 Elite Four Goyō and Dootakun!/四天王ゴヨウとドータクン!/An Elite Meet and Greet
DP 40 Champion Shirona Appears!!/チャンピオン・シロナ登場!!/Top-Down Training
DP 43 ムウマージ!悪夢からの脱出!!/Malice in Wonderland/Mumage! Escape from a Nightmare!!
DP 51 ヒコザルVSザングース!運命のバトル!!/Hikozaru VS Zangoose! Battle of Fate!!/Glory Blaze
DP 81 Scorching Hikozaru!/灼熱のヒコザル!/Chim-Charred
DP 96 ギンガ団襲撃!! (前編)/The Galaxy Gang's Charge!! (Part One)/Losing Its Lustrous
DP 97 The Galaxy Gang's Charge!! (Part Two)/ギンガ団襲撃!! (後編)/Double Team Turnover
DP 99 Elite Four Ryō! Forest of Meeting and Separation!/A Trainer and Child Reunion/四天王リョウ!出会いと別れの森!
DP 100 Naetle, Hayashigame... and Dodaitose!/ナエトル、ハヤシガメ…そしてドダイトス!/Aiding the Enemy
Movie 12 Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Lifeアルセウス超克の時空へArceus - Towards the Continuum of Conquest
DP 120 ふしぎないきもの ポケットモンスター!/Mysterious Animals Pocket Monsters!!
DP 131 Pedal to the Mettleフルバトル!シンジVSサトシ!!-前編-Full Battle! Shinji VS Satoshi!! -Part 1-
DP 151 The Needs of Threeアグノム・ユクシー・エムリット!Agnome-Yuxie-Emrit!
DP 152 The Battle Finale of Legend!ディアルガとパルキア! 最後の戦い!!Dialga and Palkia! The Final Battle!!
Movie 13 Pokémon Zoroark: Master of Illusions幻影の覇者 ゾロアークThe Ruler of Illusions Zoroark
DP 180 Four Roads Diverged in a Pokémon Portサトシvsケンゴ!それぞれの船出!Satoshi VS Kengo! Setting Sail for Respective Destinations!!
DP 182 An Old Family Blend!熱戦前夜!サトシのポケモン大集合!!The Night before the Fierce Fight! The Great Assembly of Satoshi's Pokémon!!
DP 183 League Unleashed!開幕! シンオウリーグ・スズラン大会!!Begin! The Sinnoh League Suzuran Tournament!!
DP 185 Working on a Right Move!恐怖のトリックルーム!サトシ対コウヘイ!!The Trick Room of Terror! Satoshi VS Kohei!!
DP 186 Familiarity Breeds Strategy!ライバル決戦!サトシ対シンジ!!Decisive Rival Match! Satoshi vs Shinji!!
DP 187 A Real Rival Rouser!激闘フルバトル!サトシ対シンジ!!Fierce Full Battle! Satoshi VS Shinji!!
DP 188 Battling a Thaw in Relations!決着ライバルバトル!サトシ対シンジ!!Rival Battle Conclusion! Satoshi VS Shinji!!
DP 189 The Semi-Final Frontier!シンオウリーグ準決勝!ダークライ登場!!Sinnoh League Semifinal! Darkrai Appears!!
DP 191 Memories Are Made of Bliss!思い出はパール!友情はダイヤモンド!!Memories are Pearls! Friendships are Diamonds!!
BWS2 1 All for the Love of Meloetta!歌えメロエッタ!愛の旋律!!Sing, Meloetta! The Melody of Love!!
BWS2 2 Piplup, Pansage and a Meeting of the Times!ポッチャマVSヤナップ!華麗なるバトル!!Pochama VS Yanappu! A Battle of Splendor!!
BWS2 3 Expedition to Onix Island!イワークの島でサバイバル!Survival at Iwark Island!
BWS2 6 Jostling for the Junior Cup!ジュニアカップ開幕!カイリューVSツンベアー!!The Junior Cup Begins! Kairyu VS Tunbear!!
BWS2 7 Battling Authority Once Again!パワーバトル!アイリスVSヒカリ!!Power Battle! Iris VS Hikari!!
BWS2 8 Ash, Iris and Trip: Then There Were Three!サトシ、アイリス、シューティー! 最後のバトル!!Satoshi, Iris and Shootie! The Final Battles!!