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カルネ Carnet
XY Diantha.png
Artwork from X and Y
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Brown
Hometown Unknown
Region Kalos
Trainer class Champion
Grand Duchess*
Generation VI
Games X and Y, Masters EX
Champion of Pokémon League (Kalos)
Game animation debut The Beauty Eternal
English voice actor Laura Post
Japanese voice actor Sayaka Ōhara
Anime debut The Bonds of Evolution!
English voice actor Vanessa Gardner
Japanese voice actor Fumiko Orikasa

Diantha (Japanese: カルネ Carnet) is a famous and renowned actress who is the Champion of the Kalos region's Pokémon League in Pokémon X and Y. She is the only character in the games to have the Trainer class Grand Duchess.


In the core-series games

Diantha appears in Pokémon X and Y as a famous movie star and a notable icon across the Kalos region. She is also a Trainer, but shows more interest in other Trainers who have real potential. She takes a special interest in the player from their first meeting in Café Soleil in Lumiose City and later when she meets the player again in Coumarine City.

Later, she reappears as the Champion of the Kalos region.

After registering in the Hall of Fame, Diantha can be found in Café Soleil, where she will ask the player to trade one of their Pokémon for her Ralts holding the Mega Stone for Gardevoir, the Gardevoirite.

She will also appear in the Battle Chateau once the player has reached the highest rank, Grand Duke/Grand Duchess.


Pokémon X and Y

For all of her battles, Diantha's Gourgeist is Average Size.

Pokémon League

Battle Chateau - No Writ of Challenge

Battle Chateau - Writ of Challenge

Battle Chateau - Blue Writ of Challenge

Battle Chateau - Red Writ of Challenge

Battle Chateau - Black Writ of Challenge

Traded to the player
Location Player's Pokémon Traded Pokémon English
Item Ability Nature English
Lumiose City* 000MS.png Any Pokémon Ralts Ralts Ralts ラルトス Gardevoirite Gardevoirite Synchronize Modest Diantha カルネ 37110 20/20/20/31/20/31

In spin-off games



VSDiantha.png XY Diantha Icon.png
VS portrait from
X and Y
PSS icon from
X and Y


Main article: Diantha/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

Diantha in the anime

Diantha debuted in The Bonds of Evolution!, where she was shown having an exhibition battle against Magnus. With her Gardevoir, Diantha had very little trouble in defeating her opponent's Absol where it was shown she could direct her Gardevoir through mere eye contact. Ash and his friends later encountered Diantha in disguise, trying to get a piece of chocolate cake from a shop. She agreed to have a battle with Ash, but the battle between Pikachu and Gardevoir was soon interrupted by Team Rocket, who caught Gardevoir and took it away. With the guidance of Diantha's Key Stone, Ash and his friends were able to find Team Rocket. Diantha then Mega Evolved her Gardevoir into Mega Gardevoir, easily breaking out of its confinement and sending the Rocket trio blasting off again.

Just like in the games, Diantha is a famous movie star. She starred in a movie titled "My Sweet, Sweet Lady". She is also a fan of desserts, going out of her way to sample the local delicacies whenever she arrives in a new town. Her manager is Kathi Lee.

She was seen in a fantasy in Summer of Discovery!, where it is also revealed that she and Gardevoir participated in the Pokémon Summer Camp back when Diantha was younger and Gardevoir was a Ralts.

In the beginning of Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, Diantha was battling Wikstrom. She also appeared in a flashback in Garchomp's Mega Bond!.

In Championing a Research Battle!, Diantha spoke with Olympia about the threat that Kalos was to face in the future, during which Olympia showed her a vision of Zygarde. When Olympia mentioned Ash and his friends, Diantha decided to track them down and let them know what she had heard, eventually meeting them in the middle of a training session. When she was informed about the mystical power of Ash and Greninja, she requested to battle Ash again. Diantha and Gardevoir initially held the upper hand, but as the battle continued Ash and Greninja (which eventually transformed into Ash-Greninja, to Diantha's shock) kept doing better. Diantha eventually decided to get serious and Mega Evolve her Gardevoir. Ash and Greninja, however, managed to perfect their transformation and knocked Gardevoir off its feet. But before the battle could continue, Ash and Greninja both passed out. Team Rocket then tried to get their hands on a weakened Gardevoir, but Diantha easily sent them blasting off again. After thanking Gardevoir for its efforts and making sure Ash and Greninja were okay, Diantha left, but could not help but question the nature of Greninja's transformation and the role Ash and his friends were to play. She also appeared again in another flashback in the following episode.

Diantha made further appearances since A League of His Own!, where she stood in the middle of the Lumiose Conference's stadium and welcomed the participants of the Conference. In Analysis Versus Passion! and A Riveting Rivalry!, she watched Ash's and Sawyer's battle in the semifinal round. In Kalos League Passion with a Certain Flare!, she was watching, along with Professor Sycamore, as Ash and Alain each walked towards their respective sides of the battlefield in the Lumiose Conference's stadium, for the final round of the Conference. In Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted!, she watched the start of Ash and Alain's battle in the final round of the Lumiose Conference; and in Down to the Fiery Finish!, she watched the battle's conclusion.

In A Towering Takeover!, Coming Apart at the Dreams!, and The Right Hero for the Right Job!, Diantha was caught up in Team Flare's attack on Lumiose City.

In Rocking Kalos Defenses! and Forming a More Perfect Union!, Diantha helped destroy the Giant Rock.

She appeared again in a flashback in Till We Compete Again!.

In Splash, Dash, and Smash for the Crown!, Diantha was on the cover of a magazine read by Jessie.


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

Diantha Gardevoir.png
Ralts → Kirlia → Gardevoir

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 折笠富美子 Fumiko Orikasa
English Vanessa Gardner
Finnish Unknown voice actress (XY028)
Amy Burgess (XY118-present)
Hebrew עדי בר לב Adi Bar Lev
Polish Unknown voice actress (XY028)
Marta Dobecka (XY118-present)
Brazilian Portuguese Ângela Couto (XY028)
Carol Crespo (XY118-present)
Spanish Latin America Analiz Sánchez
Spain Emma Jiménez

Pokémon Generations

In The Beauty Eternal, Diantha was talking to Lysandre in Café Soleil in Lumiose City.

In The Redemption, she was onstage with Professor Sycamore and Calem at the parade, celebrating the latter's achievement of becoming the new Kalos League Champion.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 大原さやか Sayaka Ōhara
English Laura Post
Brazilian Portuguese Carol Crespo
European Spanish Cristina Mauri


Diantha briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Diantha in Pokémon Adventures
A younger Diantha in her debut film in Pokémon Adventures

Diantha debuts in the X & Y chapter. She is one of the 17 Successors that have received a Key Stone from Gurkinn. She first appears in PS559, where she arrives at Lysandre Café to shield Y and her friends from Lysandre's Pokémon with her Mega Gardevoir. The two converse on what they think beauty represents, which ends when Lysandre leaves to do other business. After realizing that Diantha is a famous movie star, Y excitedly introduces herself to Diantha. Before they can talk, Y's excitement brings the attention of many of Diantha's fans, who immediately rush in to see her. Diantha later bids farewell to Y and her friends.

Diantha later decides to take a break from acting after her latest movie had come out, much to the shock of her fans and the media. She meets up with Korrina, who had gone into hiding after a brush with Team Flare cost her and Gurkinn the Tower of Mastery. They find Gurkinn being attacked by Team Flare Admin Chalmers and his army of Skrelp and Dragalge. With her Mega Gardevoir, Diantha drives Chalmers away and rescues Gurkinn. The three decide to travel together and find Yveltal's cocoon form before Team Flare, who have already uncovered Xerneas's tree form, does. Further on in their journey, Diantha and the others find a wild Diancie being attacked by a thief. They manage to defeat the thief with their Mega-Evolved Pokémon, but Diancie is forced to find a new home. As it thanks them and leaves, Gurkinn reveals that Diancie is capable of Mega Evolution.

In Tying Trevenant, Diantha's group travels to Route 8, where Team Flare is preparing to take Xerneas's tree by using a group of mind-controlled citizens from Vaniville Town. They find X and his friends captured by Essentia after a failed attempt to rescue their fellow townspeople. While Gurkinn stays behind to rescue X and his friends and Korrina faces Celosia alone, Diantha is ambushed by Malva, who reveals herself as a member of Team Flare and attacks. Malva traps herself and Diantha in a Magic Room, which isolates both of them from the outside world. Malva explains to Diantha that she is simply stalling for time while Team Flare manages to move Xerneas to their base. Although Y and Shauna attempt to break the barrier from the outside, their attempts fail and eventually the Magic Room sinks into the ground.

Team Flare successfully obtains Xerneas, but X and his friends manage to prevent the ultimate weapon from taking any innocent lives by weakening the weapon of most of its power. Despite this and Y having Xerneas join her team, Malva reveals that she defeated Diantha and managed to capture Yveltal, which had been sleeping as a cocoon in the ground underneath Xerneas's tree. Due to Xerneas and Yveltal possessing equal strength, the two sides are forced to have a ceasefire otherwise the battle would lead into an endless war between the two Legendary Pokémon.

In Pinsir Glares, Diantha is revealed to be alive and well, having been hidden underground by Blue, an old acquaintance of hers, to avoid the ultimate weapon's beam. Blue reveals to Diantha that he is searching for "Z", the Legendary Pokémon Zygarde, which has the power to end Xerneas and Yveltal's endless war. Diantha agrees to help Blue search for clues to Zygarde's whereabouts. After meeting with X and his friends on Route 15 and introducing Blue to them, Diantha and Blue head to the Lost Hotel to meet up with Gurkinn again. In Zygarde Appears, Diantha and Blue travel to Anistar City after learning that Zygarde had appeared there. Upon arriving, they find Zygarde in the middle of a battle between X's group and Essentia. Before they can land, Essentia successfully captures Zygarde and escapes.

In Malamar Traps, after learning that Team Flare went into hiding at Pokémon Village, Diantha, Blue, and X's group all head out to confront the villains. On the way to the village, the group is attacked by Xerosic, who uses his Malamar to put everyone to sleep. In Yveltal Steals, Diantha is revealed to have woken up and goes on ahead to the village while X and Blue stay behind to fight Xerosic. On her way, Diantha is intercepted by Malva, who used her Talonflame to attack her. By utilizing a technique used by another Trainer in the past, Diantha blocks Malva's attack, only to find that Malva managed to snatch her Mega Charm away.

When Malva escapes by taking to the skies, Diantha follows after by having Gardevoir move them through the air. The chase takes them to the skies above the Pokémon Village. When Y sees the two fighting, she helps Diantha by having Fletchy burn Malva's hand to force her to drop the Mega Charm. Y attempts to assist with battling Malva, but Diantha refuses and asks her to stay out of the battle. After some time, Malva witnesses Lysandre's defeat as the Zygarde he was controlling begins to separate from underneath his feet. This distraction allows Gardevoir to get a hit on Talonflame, which causes it to drop Malva. Diantha attempts to help Malva by reaching out with her hand, but Malva rejects her and ends up falling onto the rubble after failing to catch Lysandre. After Team Flare is fully defeated, Diantha and the remaining Elite Four members carry Malva's unconscious body away.

In Omega Alpha Adventure 20, a younger Diantha is seen at the Tower of Mastery in a flashback of Steven's time as one of Gurkinn's students.


Diantha's Gardevoir

Diantha's Mega Gardevoir
Gardevoir ↔ Mega Gardevoir
Main article: Diantha's Gardevoir

Gardevoir is Diantha's only known Pokémon. It is able to Mega Evolve into Mega Gardevoir. It was first seen in Lysandre Café with its Trainer, where Diantha had Gardevoir Mega Evolve to make Lysandre back off from attacking Trevor, Shauna, and Tierno.

Debut PS559

In the TCG

Full Art print of Diantha
Main article: Diantha (Forbidden Light 105)

Diantha was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sun & Moon Series (the Japanese SM Era). It was first released in the Japanese Forbidden Light expansion expansion before debuting in English in the Forbidden Light expansion, with an illustration based on the Ken Sugimori artwork of the character. It was also released as a Full Art card in Forbidden Light with an illustration by nagimiso. It allows the player to put 2 cards from the discard pile into their hand if one of the player's Fairy Pokémon was Knocked out in the opponent's last turn.


  • Diantha is the only Champion to not use more than one Pokémon of the same color. Furthermore, each of her six party members has a different stat as their highest stat. Her team is as follows: Hawlucha (Green, Speed); Tyrantrum (Red, Attack); Aurorus (Blue, HP); Gourgeist (Brown, Defense); Goodra (Purple, Special Defense); Gardevoir (White, Special Attack).


Language Name Origin
Japanese カルネ Carnet From carnation and a possible etymology of the flower's name being coronation[1]
English, German, Italian,
Brazilian Portuguese
Diantha From the genus Dianthus, which is derived from the Ancient Greek words Διός Diós (of Zeus) and ᾰ̓́νθος ánthos (flower)
Spanish Dianta From the genus Dianthus
French Dianthéa From the genus Dianthus
Korean 카르네 Kareune Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 卡露妮 Kǎlùní / Kǎlùnī * Transcription of her Japanese name
卡露乃 Kǎlùnǎi * Transcription of her Japanese name and possibly 康乃馨 kāngnǎixīn (carnation)
Chinese (Cantonese) 卡露妮 Kālouhnèih Transcription of her Japanese name
Russian Дианта Dianta Transcription of her English name
Vietnamese Karune Transcription of her Japanese name


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