スズナ Suzuna
"The Diamond Dust Girl!"
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl Candice.png
Art from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Gender Female
Eye color Brown
Hair color Black
Hometown Snowpoint City
Region Sinnoh
Trainer class Gym LeaderDPPtBDSP
Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation IV, V, VIII
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum,
Black 2 and White 2,
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl,
Masters EX
Leader of Snowpoint Gym
Badge Icicle Badge
Specializes in Ice types
Game animation debut GOTCHA!
English voice actor Ryan Bartley[1] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Shiori Sakurai[2] (Masters EX)
Anime debut Classroom Training!
English voice actor Kether Donohue
Japanese voice actor Noriko Shitaya

Candice (Japanese: スズナ Suzuna) is the Gym Leader of Snowpoint City's Gym, known officially as the Snowpoint Gym. She hands out the Icicle Badge to Trainers who defeat her. She specializes in Ice-type Pokémon.

In the core series games

Candice uses Ice-type Pokémon in her battles. Trainers who defeat her will receive the Icicle Badge, TM72 (Avalanche), and will be able to use Rock Climb outside of battle. Candice teaches that before battling with Pokémon, a person needs to befriend them first. Candice has an interest in fashion and romance as well as Pokémon, and believes a person should put all their focus into whatever they do. She sometimes muses that she acts the opposite of the way people would expect an Ice-type Gym Leader to behave – warm and friendly instead of cold and distant. Similarly to Mira, she sometimes refers to herself in third person; using her own name instead of using the personal pronoun "I". This is typical in Japanese, where it is used to indicate femininity or childishness.

She later allows the player entry into the Snowpoint Temple, and, in Platinum, will appear occasionally for rematches at the Battleground.

In Platinum, Maylene mentions in Snowpoint's Pokémon Center that she admires Candice for being studious. She also mentions that Candice wanted to practice against her to learn about the Fighting-type because of it being a weakness of Ice-type Pokémon.


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

Gym battle


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament

Candice uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles, and all six in Triple Battles. She will always lead with her signature Pokémon, Froslass.

Sinnoh Leaders Tournament

Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Gym battle


Battle Tower
Master Class Single Battles (Rank 7)

Master Class Double Battles (Rank 5)

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Candice (Masters)

Candice forms a sync pair with Abomasnow, Froslass, and Galarian Darmanitan in Pokémon Masters EX. Candice became a playable sync pair since the game's release.

Sync Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role Base Potential Availability
#034   Candice #0460   Abomasnow
  ★★★☆☆☆EX Sync Pair Scout
#034   Candice #0478   Froslass
  ★★★★☆☆EX Battle Points
#034   Palentine's 2024
#0555   Darmanitan  
Galarian Form, Standard Mode ↔ Zen Mode
  ★★★★★☆EX Seasonal Sync Pair Scout



Concept art from Diamond and Pearl by Ken Sugimori Artwork from Diamond and Pearl by Ken Sugimori[3] Sticker Template background from
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Shining Pearl


Main article: Candice/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

Candice in the anime

Candice and Zoey are childhood friends who met at Snowpoint City’s Trainers' School. Zoey also refers to Candice as “Miss Senior” because they went to the same school together, while Candice calls her Zo-Zo (Japanese: ノゾチ Nozotchi) in return. When they were younger, Candice helped Zoey to take care of a Glameow until Zoey was old enough to begin a journey with it. The two grew up together and promised each other to work hard to fulfill their dreams, with Candice hoping to become a very successful Trainer and Zoey wishing to be a Top Coordinator.

Candice debuted in Classroom Training!, where she ambushed Ash, his friends and Zoey with her Abomasnow just for the fun of it. Candice was later revealed to be a teacher at Snowpoint City's Trainers' School, where she teaches its adult class. She then asked Ash to help her teach a class before their Gym match, and he agreed. Ash and Dawn joined the adult class, which Team Rocket also enrolled in, though struggled during Candice's riddle-filled quiz session. Later, Candice helped Ash and his friends defeat Team Rocket after they attempted to steal the school's Poké Balls.

Ash battled Candice in a four-on four match in Sliding Into Seventh!. Ash selected Grotle, and it used Rock Climb to overcome the otherwise slippery ice field and defeat Candice's Sneasel. Her Medicham was knocked out by Ash's Staraptor in the second round. Gliscor was unable to hit Candice's Snover, and it was defeated by a barrage of Grass and Ice moves. Ash called on Chimchar, and soon the battlefield was filled with steam after Snover's Icy Wind blocked Chimchar's Flamethrower. After Snover was defeated, Candice sent out her powerhouse Abomasnow. Its strong Blizzard forced Ash to recall Chimchar. Abomasnow also defeated Staraptor and later Ash's Grotle. Ash noticing some of the ice fragment sliding on the battlefield, so he had Chimchar snowboard around the field and hit Abomasnow with several Flamethrowers. Abomasnow was hit by a direct Flame Wheel, earning Ash the victory and the Icicle Badge.

Candice appeared briefly in A Pyramiding Rage!, where Paul challenged her to a Gym battle. She joined everyone in the bleachers and watched Paul go up against Pyramid King Brandon. She and Zoey later waved goodbye to Ash, his friends, Paul and Reggie as the pair prepared to have their own match against each other. Paul earned his own Icicle Badge sometime between the aforementioned episode and Pedal to the Mettle!.

She made another appearance in Double-Time Battle Training!, where she watched Zoey defeat Rebecca in the Brussel Town Pokémon Contest, earning her fifth Ribbon. Enthralled by Zoey's battle, she did not even realize that Ash, Dawn, and Brock were sitting next to her in the Contest Hall.

Candice with her sweater on

Later, Candice held a small party for Zoey to celebrate her victory and invited Ash and his friends as well. They enjoyed a table of pastries and desserts as their meal, and Candice shared that her favorite dessert of all is Snowpoint City's Tamato Berry Ice Cream Sandwich. She described it as "hot and spicy on the inside and cold on the outside", saying that oftentimes things that don't seem to go well together at first are sometimes the most compatible. These words inspired Dawn's idea for the Flame Ice combination. When Dawn was practicing the next day, Candice helped her by showing a variation of the move Ice Shard together with her Abomasnow.

She appeared again in Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn!, where she and Zoey watched Dawn's performance on TV where they saw Dawn's perfected Flame Ice combination in action. She also made another brief cameo appearance in A Grand Fight for Winning!, watching the Contest Battle between Dawn and Zoey in the final round of the Sinnoh Grand Festival on television along with her students. In addition, she made a cameo appearance in the ending credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.


Candice is an overly sweet character who enjoys the fun of surprising her friends in unpredictable ways like ambush attacks or celebratory parties. She is incredibly supportive of her friends' ambitions. She always encourages Zoey to do her best, and she left Snowpoint City just to watch Zoey compete in the Brussel Contest. She also helped Dawn to practice for the Daybreak Contest after seeing Dawn struggle to perfect a combo. Candice is a fantastic mentor, though her positive nature and intense confidence can be overwhelming. Her trademark is using the term "kiai" in regular speech instead of as a sound effect, such as in the line, "Get your kiai on!".

She doesn't take her role as the Snowpoint City Gym Leader too seriously, namely because she rarely gets challengers. However, Candice does enjoy the feeling of victory and strives to perform her best. Candice has trained her Pokémon to overcome their respective type disadvantages, where her Snover and Abomasnow were shown to be able to blow away typically effective Fire attacks. She attacks her opponents with an intense barrages of attacks, and her Pokémon can also deliver knock out physical attacks at close-range.


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This listing is of Candice's known Pokémon in the anime:

Candice's main Pokémon and the major powerhouse of her team is Abomasnow. She first appeared battling Zoey's Glameow soon after Ash and his friends entered Snowpoint City. She was later paired with Buizel to help stop Team Rocket from stealing the Snowpoint Trainers' School supply of Pokémon.

In Sliding Into Seventh!, Abomasnow was Candice's final Pokémon in her Gym battle against Ash. Abomasnow knocked out Staraptor and Grotle before Chimchar defeated her with Flame Wheel.

Abomasnow made another appearance in Double-Time Battle Training!, where Candice used her to demonstrate move combinations for Dawn. She reappeared in a flashback in League Unleashed!.

Abomasnow briefly appeared alongside Candice during the ending credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Abomasnow's known moves are Ice Shard, Wood Hammer, Blizzard, Ice Punch, and Razor Leaf.

Debut Classroom Training!
Voice actors
Japanese Chie Satō
English Marc Thompson
Sneasel was the first Pokémon used by Candice during her Gym battle against Ash when she went up against Grotle. Although Sneasel had an obvious type advantage and could skate across the icy battlefield, Grotle was able to use its new defensive battle technique to absorb Sneasel's attacks and knocked her out with Rock Climb.

Sneasel's known moves are Icy Wind and Fury Swipes.

Debut Sliding Into Seventh!
Voice actors
Japanese Satsuki Yukino
English Kayzie Rogers
Candice's second choice was Medicham. Medicham was sent up against Staraptor. Despite a good battle, she was knocked out by Staraptor's Brave Bird.

Medicham's known moves are Confusion and Fire Punch.

Debut Sliding Into Seventh!
Voice actors
English Sarah Natochenny
Snover was Candice's third Pokémon to be used, and she proved to be a powerful battler, knowing plenty of Ice and Grass attacks that were used to defeat Ash's Gliscor. However, Snover was knocked out by Ash's Chimchar.

Snover's known moves are Razor Leaf, Ice Beam, Bullet Seed, and Icy Wind.

Debut Sliding Into Seventh!
Voice actors
Japanese Satsuki Yukino
English Billy Beach
Candice has a Dodrio that she used as a mode of transportation in A Pyramiding Rage!.

None of Dodrio's moves are known.

Debut A Pyramiding Rage!
Candice used a Turtwig when she was younger in the Snowpoint Trainers' School, as seen in a flashback in Classroom Training!. It is unknown if it is now in her ownership or if it still is used for youngsters in the Trainers' School.

None of Turtwig's moves are known.

Debut Classroom Training!
Helped raise
Main article: Zoey's Glameow

Candice stated that she helped raise Zoey's Glameow when she was younger. Zoey kept it in a shed outside the Snowpoint Trainers' School when her parents would not let her have it. One day, Mr. Honcho, the headmaster of the school, found out what Zoey was doing. Candice stepped in, and Mr. Honcho eventually gave in. Candice and Glameow have been friends ever since.

Debut Mounting a Coordinator Assault!
Voice actors
Japanese Ikue Ohtani
English Ikue Ohtani

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 下屋則子 Noriko Shitaya
English Kether Donohue
Czech Jitka Moučková (DP126-DP128)
Jana Páleníčková (DP155)
Finnish Annituuli Kasurinen
European French Maia Baran
Hindi रूचा दिघे Rucha Dighe (Marvel HQ/ Hungama TV)
Norwegian Hanne Dancke Arnesen
Polish Monika Pikuła
Brazilian Portuguese Tess Amorim
Spanish Latin America Cristina Hernández (DP126-DP128)
Cynthia de Pando (DP155)
Spain Valle Acebrón (DP126-DP128)
Blanca Hualde (DP155)


Candice briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters DP

Candice appeared in a flashback in PMDP07.

Pokémon Adventures

Candice and her Froslass with Volkner and his Electivire

Candice first appeared in Route 217 saving Platinum when she fell from her skis after angering a pack of Graveler. Eventually, Platinum challenged her to a Gym battle, where her Snover double-KO'd with Platinum's Empoleon, and her Froslass took over to fight Platinum's Rapidash. At first, the newly evolved Fire Horse Pokémon seemed to take the lead against Froslass' ineffective Ice attacks, but Candice soon realized that Platinum's real objective wasn't to win the Gym Badge sincerely, but rather to get it over with so she can protect Uxie at Lake Acuity. Upon this realization, she ordered Froslass to attack with a Wake-Up Slap and deal massive damage on the sleeping Rapidash, and then withdrew Froslass before switching out to Abomasnow. Losing motivation, she asked the Sinnoh Pokémon League chairman if she could stop the battle, but ended up continuing anyway. With Rapidash close to fainting, Platinum switched out to her new capture, Lopunny, who was surprisingly able to defeat the massive bulk, but eventually was beaten by Froslass. As Candice gloated over her seeming victory, however, it was discovered that Lopunny used Healing Wish to revitalize Rapidash (fainting in the process), who, with a surprise attack, took out Candice's last Pokémon, winning the battle.

Afterwards, she awarded Platinum the Icicle Badge, and the two traveled together to Lake Acuity with Maylene to protect Uxie, only to be promptly defeated by Jupiter's superior brawn and tactics. She later called Byron and told him to send them someone to train them in so that they can become stronger. After some difficulty with their new Trainer, Volkner, Platinum managed to convince him to train them. At the Spear Pillar she, along with Maylene, fought Jupiter a second time, this time defeating her. She along with her fellow Gym Leaders fought Cyrus and managed to break his Red Chain but brought upon themselves the wrath of Cyrus with it and were defeated.


Abomasnow is one of Candice's main Pokémon. She was first seen when Platinum had bumped into a Graveler while skiing. She took her to the city so she could rest. Afterwards, she was used in her Gym match and was Candice's third Pokémon, against Platinum's newly caught Lopunny. She first successfully hit the Rabbit Pokémon with an Ice Shard, but it could stand it. Despite being an inexperienced member of her team, Lopunny was swiftly able to avoid the massive Pokémon's Focus Blasts, and to defeat her with a nimble Jump Kick.

Abomasnow's known moves are Ice Shard, Focus Blast, and Rock Climb, and its Ability is Snow Warning.

Debut Disagreeable Graveler
Snover was the first Pokémon used by Candice during her Gym battle against Platinum against her Empoleon. Due to her opponent's Steel-type advantage, she was quickly defeated by a powerful Metal Claw, however, before she fainted, she had fired a Seed Bomb, which hit the Emperor Pokémon in the head, defeating her.

Snover's only known move is Seed Bomb, and her Ability is Snow Warning.

Debut Striking Out Snover

Given away

Main article: Platinum's Froslass

Candice's secret weapon in her match against Platinum is Froslass, who to counter her used her Rapidash. With his speed, Rapidash was able to avoid Froslass's icy attack, but when it was finally hit, Rested to be saved for Candice's last Pokémon, only to be hit by a powerful Wake-Up Slap, nearly fainting him. After switching with Abomasnow, and the latter being defeated, she went against Lopunny, and stopped its jumping strategy and defeated it, but just before she could claim victory, she was defeated by Rapidash who had it energy restored by Lopunny's Healing Wish, earning Platinum the battle. After the Gym battle, she was taken to Lake Acuity where she was defeated by Jupiter. Later, at the Spear Pillar, Candice gave her to Platinum.

Debut To and Fro with Froslass

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Candice in Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Candice's first appearance was in A Novel Test!, where she provided Hareta with a challenge to see if he could defeat Team Galactic. Despite his initial reluctance, Candice was able to convince Hareta to battle her after sending out her legendary giants, selecting Regice and Regirock to use in a Double Battle against Hareta's Luxio and Riolu. Making use of her giants' Clear Body Ability to negate Luxio's Intimidate, Candice was seemingly able to defeat both of Hareta's Pokémon with ease; however, as she began to walk away, Riolu evolved into Lucario, immediately defeating both Regice and Regirock and winning the battle. Impressed by Hareta's capabilities, Candice took him to Snowpoint Temple, revealing that the purpose of their battle had been to determine if he would be able to catch Regigigas.

After supervising Hareta's capture of Regigigas, Candice joined the attack on Team Galactic's headquarters, where she was defeated along with the other Gym Leaders.


These are the Pokémon that Candice is known to have:

Regice was used by Candice to test Hareta's ability to capture Regigigas. It is her only known Pokémon that is her specialty type. Regice was also used along with the other giants to awaken Regigigas.

Regice's only known move is Ice Beam, and its Ability is Clear Body.

Debut A Novel Test!!
Regirock was used by Candice to test Hareta's ability to capture Regigigas. Regirock was also used along with the other giants to awaken Regigigas.

Regirock's known moves are Hammer Arm and Dig, and its Ability is Clear Body.

Debut A Novel Test!!
Registeel was the only one of Candice's giants not used in her battle against Hareta. It was later used along with the other giants to awaken Regigigas.

None of Registeel's moves are known and its Ability is Clear Body.

Debut A Novel Test!!

In the TCG

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

Candice's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Froslass     Rising Rivals   6/111 Bonds to the End of Time   026/090
Mamoswine     Rising Rivals   27/111 Bonds to the End of Time   025/090
Glalie   Silver Tempest   042/195 Paradigm Trigger   020/098
Froslass   Silver Tempest   043/195 Paradigm Trigger   021/098
Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Candice Su Silver Tempest   152/195 Paradigm Trigger   095/098
Silver Tempest   189/195 Paradigm Trigger   113/098
Silver Tempest   204/195 Paradigm Trigger   121/098



Language Name Origin
Japanese スズナ Suzuna From 菘 suzuna (old name for turnip) and 涼しい suzushii (cool)
English, Brazilian Portuguese,
Latin American Spanish
Candice From candida (Latin for shining white) and ice
German Frida From frieren (to freeze)
European Spanish Inverna From invierno (winter)
French Gladys From glace (ice)
Italian Bianca From bianca (white)
Korean 무청 Mucheong From 무청 (蕪菁) mucheong (radish greens)
Chinese (Mandarin) 小菘 Xiǎo Sōng* From 菘 sōng, another name for Napa cabbage
鈴菜 Língcài* From the Japanese name 鈴菜 Suzuna
Chinese (Cantonese) 小菘 Síu Sūng From 菘 sūng, another name for Napa cabbage
Vietnamese Suzuna Transcription of her Japanese name


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