Argenta redirects here. For the city known as Argenta in French, see Pewter City.
ケイト Kate
Platinum Argenta.png
Artwork from Platinum
Gender Female
Hometown Unknown
Region SinnohPt
Trainer class Hall Matron
(Frontier Brain)
Generation IV
Games Platinum
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Masters EX
Commemorative print Hall Print

Argenta (Japanese: ケイト Kate) is the Frontier Brain in charge of running the Battle Frontier's Battle Hall. She is the only character in the games to have the Trainer class Hall Matron (Japanese: ステージマドンナ Stage Madonna).

In the core series games

Argenta is the Frontier Brain of the Battle Hall in the Sinnoh and Johto regions. She can be challenged after 50 consecutive battles, which is unique as all other Frontier Brains can be challenged after 21 consecutive battles. Once defeated, she will give away the silver commemorative print. Argenta can be challenged again after 170 consecutive battles, and will give away the gold commemorative print when defeated. The player must defeat all types at least 10 times before challenging her again and again.


When challenged for the Silver Print, Argenta will use a Pokémon that has a base stat total similar to the one used by the player. These Pokémon are the same as the Pokémon used by ordinary trainers in the Battle Hall.

Argenta has these Pokémon when she is challenged for the Gold Print:

The level of Argenta's Pokémon will always be set to match that of the player's.

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Argenta (Masters)

Argenta forms a sync pair with Skarmory in Pokémon Masters EX. Her Skarmory is capable of Dynamaxing. Argenta became a playable sync pair on September 18, 2023.

Argenta first appeared as an NPC during the story event Tower Tycoon and Hall Matron.

Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role Base potential Availability
#182   Argenta #0227   Skarmory  
  ★★★★★☆EX Poké Fair Sync Pair Scout



Sprite from
Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Overworld sprite from
Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
VS sprite from
Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver


Main article: Argenta/Quotes

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Argenta first appears along with her fellow Frontier Brains, Palmer, Dahlia, and Thorton in a meeting; afterward they go back to their facilities. Argenta, along with Palmer, is seen trying to investigate the communication system of the Battle Frontier going down. After Thorton is defeated by Platinum, she slaps him out of the temper tantrum he was throwing.

Later, at the Battle Hall, Argenta faces Platinum in the final match. Her Dragonite proved powerful but was eventually defeated by Platinum's Froslass.


Argenta's Dragonite was used to battle Platinum at the Battle Hall. It proved powerful and was able to deal heavy damage to Platinum's Froslass despite the type disadvantage. Eventually, it was defeated by a super effective Ice Shard, making Platinum the winner of the match.

Dragonite's only known move is Steel Wing.

Debut Dealing with Dragonite

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Argenta or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Argenta's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Drifblim     Supreme Victors   3/147 Beat of the Frontier   038/100
      DPt-P Promotional cards   017/DPt-P
Butterfree     Supreme Victors   17/147 Beat of the Frontier   004/100


  • All Pokémon that Argenta has been seen using in various media outside of core series games, where her team is completely random, are part-Flying-type.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ケイト Kate From 鶏頭 keitō (plumed cockscomb)
English, German, Spanish Argenta From Celosia argentea (scientific name of the plumed cockscomb)
French Célosia From the genus Celosia
Italian Mara From Amaranthaceae (family that contains the plumed cockscomb)
Korean 맨드라 Maendeura From 맨드라미 maendeurami (cockscomb)
Chinese (Mandarin) 青葙 Qīngxiāng* From 青葙 qīngxiāng (plumed cockscomb)
凱特 / 凯特 Kǎitè* Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 青葙 Chēngsēung* From 青葙 chēngsēung (plumed cockscomb)
凱特 Hóidahk* Mandarin-based transcription of her Japanese name
Vietnamese Kate From her Japanese name

Hall Matron

Language Title
  Japanese ステージマドンナ Sutēji Madonna
Chinese Cantonese 舞台名伶 Móuhtòih Mìhnglìhng *
舞台女主角 Móuhtòih Néuihjyúgok *
Mandarin 舞台名伶 Wǔtái Mínglíng *
舞台女主角 Wǔtái Nǚzhǔjiǎo *
  European French Lady Scène
  German Saaldiva
  Italian Stella Palco
  Korean 스테이지마돈나 Seuteiji Madonna
  European Spanish Dama Salón
  Vietnamese Mĩ nhân Sân khấu

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