Bertha (Masters)

Bertha
キクノ Kikuno
Spr Masters Bertha.png
Bertha's model
No. 147
English voice actor Dorah Fine[1]
Japanese voice actor Yorie Terauchi
Description Bertha is a mild-mannered Ground-type user and a member of the Sinnoh Elite Four. She aims for victory with her specialty—a steady, unyielding battle style.

Bertha (Japanese: キクノ Kikuno) is a Pokémon Trainer in Pokémon Masters EX, based on the character of the same name in the core series games. She forms a sync pair with Hippowdon. This sync pair was first made available on May 11, 2022. This pair can be raised to 6★ EX from the day it was released.

Hippowdon

  Type   Ground
Move type   Ground
Role Tech
Base Potential ★★★★★☆EX
Hippowdon Weakness   Grass
It brandishes its gaping mouth in a display of fearsome strength. It raises vast quantities of sand while attacking.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 681 351 202 240 202 241
Lv. 140, Max Potential 781 391 242 280 242 281
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential

Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Sand Tomb Ground
 
Physical 2 38 45 85% An opponent Leaves the target trapped.
Stealth Rock Rock
 
Status 2
(2 uses)
Opponents’ side Applies the Rock Damage Field effect to the opponents’ field of play. (Rock Damage Field: The sync pairs will take Rock-type damage whenever they take an action.)
Sandstorm Rock
 
Status 2
(2 uses)
Entire field Causes a sandstorm.
Quite Something! None Status 0
(2 uses)
All allies Raises the user's Defense and Sp. Def by 1 stat rank. Raises the critical-hit rate of all allied sync pairs by 1 stat rank. In addition, raises the Defense and Sp. Def of all allied sync pairs by 1 stat rank during a sandstorm.
Sync moves
Team Effort Earthquake Ground
 
Physical 200 240 An opponent This attack's power increases during a sandstorm.
(6★ EX) effect: Power of sync move increases by 50%.

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Sand Summoner Causes a sandstorm the first time the user enters a battle each battle. Protects the user from damage from a sandstorm.
Sand Slinger 9 Lowers the target's Attack by one stat rank when the user's attack move against it is successful during a sandstorm.
Pokey Trap 5 Increases the amount of damage an opponent takes from being trapped.
Theme Skills
Ground Tech Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk by 12 when using Ground-type attacks.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 12.
Sinnoh Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 1.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 1.
Elite Four Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 1.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 1.
Scarf Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Veteran Trainer Tech Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 2.

Sync Grid

Bertha and Hippowdon's sync grid is an expanded grid, made available when the sync pair first released.

Name Effect Energy required Sync orb required Move level required
HP +10 HP +10 0 5 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +20 HP +20 4 48 2
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 2 24 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +10 Defense +10 4 48 2
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Sand Tomb: Power +4 Sand Tomb: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Sand Tomb: Power +4 Sand Tomb: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Sand Tomb: Power +4 Sand Tomb: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Sand Tomb: Power +4 Sand Tomb: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Sand Tomb: Power +4 Sand Tomb: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Sand Tomb: Accuracy +5 Sand Tomb: Accuracy ↑ +5 3 36 1
Sand Tomb: Accuracy +10 Sand Tomb: Accuracy ↑ +10 5 60 2
Sand Tomb: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Sand Tomb: Sand Slinger 9 Lowers the target’s Attack by one stat rank when the user’s attack move against it is successful during a sandstorm. 8 96 3
Stealth Rock: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user’s move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
Sandstorm: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user’s move when that move is successful. 7 84 3
Quite Something!: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user’s move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
Quite Something!: Hit and Heal 9 Applies the Gradual Healing effect to the user when its move is successful. 8 96 2
Escape Artist Prevents the user from becoming trapped. 5 60 1
Wide Awake Prevents the user from falling asleep. 5 60 1
Shifting Sand Raises the user’s evasiveness by 1 stat rank during a sandstorm. 7 84 2
Sands of Time 2 Quickly charges the move gauge during a sandstorm. 8 96 2
Soothing Sand 1 Restores the user’s HP whenever its Pokémon takes an action during a sandstorm. 8 96 2
Sand Castle 2 Reduces damage when the user is hit by an attack move during a sandstorm. 10 120 3
Gritty Guardian 3 Has a chance (40%) of raising the user’s Defense and Sp. Def by one stat rank when its Pokémon uses a move during a sandstorm. 10 120 3
Endurance When the user enters battle with full HP, applies the Enduring effect to it. 10 120 3
Team Sharp Entry 1 Raises the critical-hit rate of all allied sync pairs by 1 stat rank when the user enters a battle. 10 120 3
Trap and Sync 5 Powers up the user’s sync move against targets that are trapped. 8 96 3
Sand Blaster 9 Powers up sync moves during a sandstorm. 10 120 3
Team Effort Earthquake: Power +25 Team Effort Earthquake: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Team Effort Earthquake: Power +25 Team Effort Earthquake: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Availability

Bertha's offering rate was increased in the following sync pair scout banners:

  • (Debut) Bertha Spotlight Scout (May 11 to 27, 2022)

Bertha and Hippowdon can be battled against in:

    • Champion Stadium: Sinnoh Challenge, Hard Lv. 1 (Grass-type weakness)

Bertha has also been shown to pair alongside Rhyperior and Nidoking, and can be battled against in:

  • Rhyperior
    • Champion Stadium: Sinnoh Challenge, Hard Lv. 1 (Steel-type weakness)
  • Nidoking
    • Champion Stadium: Sinnoh Challenge, Hard Lv. 1 (Ice-type weakness)
    • Solo event: Sinnoh Elite Four Assemble: Bertha's Battle Challenge! (May 13 to 27, 2022)

Sync Pair Stories

  • A Day with Bertha

Quotes

Main article: Bertha/Quotes → Pokémon Masters EX

Gallery

         
VS model
(Normal colors)
6★ model
(Normal colors)
6★ model
(EX colors)
VS model
(EX colors)
Bertha's sync move mindscape
(Pokémon League, Bertha's room)
       
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!

Trivia

  • Bertha and Hippowdon are the first Ground-type sync pair added to the general sync pair scout pool since the game's launch, and the second Ground-type sync pair in the pool after Clay. The Ground type went longer than any other type without a new sync pair in the general pool, at 987 days.

Origin

Bertha's design is based on her appearance in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Hippowdon is Bertha's signature Pokémon in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. Hippowdon's Dex entry comes from Pokémon HeartGold, SoulSilver, X, and Omega Ruby.

In other languages

Quite Something!

Language Title
  Japanese たいしたものね Taishita Monone
Mandarin Chinese 真是優秀呢 Zhēnshì Yōuxiù ne
  French Je suis impressionnée !
  German Ganz schön beeindruckend!
  Italian Sono colpita!
  Korean 대단하구나 Daedanhaguna
  Spanish ¡Impresionante, joven!

Team Effort Earthquake

Language Title
  Japanese 力をあわせて勝ち取るじしん Chikara o Awasete Kachitoru Jishin
Mandarin Chinese 同心協力贏得勝利之 地震 Tóngxīn Xiélì Yíngdé Shènglì zhī Dìzhèn
  French Notre lien fait notre force ! Séisme !
  German Erdbeben der vereinten Kräfte
  Italian Terremoto collaborativo
  Korean 힘을 합쳐 쟁취한 승리의 지진 Himeul Hapchyeo Jaengchwihan Seungni-ui Jijin
  Spanish Terremoto del Trabajo en Equipo


References


Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters EX
Pasio ScottieBettieLearRachelSawyer
Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLeafLanceProfessor OakRedSabrinaJessieJames
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmineMortyFalkner
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWallyLucyLisiaMayMaxieArchieSidney
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintThortonCherylMarleyCynthiaFantinaDawnCyrusVolknerDarachLucasAaronBerthaLucian
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisRoxieMarlonShauntalMarshalCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsleyBurghAlderNateBiancaNGhetsisIngoEmmet
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerieClemontSerenaLysandreProfessor SycamoreDianthaEvelyn
Alola HauSophoclesMinaOliviaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiPlumeriaGuzmaLusamineGladionLillieMolayneMallowSeleneElioLanaKiaweHalaThe Masked Royal
Galar GloriaPiersLeonMarnieRaihanNessaBeaHopAllisterSoniaBede
NPCs PauloProfessor BellisTristaTriciaTrinniaTina
MeowthRyukiCourtneyTabithaMattShellyMarsJupiterSaturnLookerCilanChiliCressArcherArianaPetrelProtonHughTeam Break