カルネ Carne
XY Diantha.png
Artwork from X and Y by Ken Sugimori[1]
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Dark grey
Hometown Unknown
Region Kalos
Trainer class Champion
Grand Duchess (Battle Chateau)
Generation VI, VII, VIII, IX
Counterpart(s) Diantha (Masters)
Games X and Y
Masters EX
English voice actor Antonia Flynn[2] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Aya Hisakawa[3] (Masters EX)
Member of Kalos League
Rank Champion
Anime series Pokémon the Series
Pokémon Generations
Pokémon Evolutions
Debut The Bonds of Evolution! (Series)
The Beauty Eternal (Generations)
The Visionary (Evolutions)
English voice actor Vanessa Gardner (Series)
Laura Post (Generations)
Amber Lee Connors (Evolutions)
Japanese voice actor Fumiko Orikasa (Series)
Sayaka Ōhara (Generations)
Kotono Mitsuishi (Evolutions)
Member of World Coronation Series
Rank Master Class (Rank 5)*
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Debut Chespin Sows the Seeds of Change

Diantha (Japanese: カルネ Carne) 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*   Any Pokémon   Ralts Ralts ラルトス   Gardevoirite Synchronize Modest Diantha カルネ 37110 20/20/20/31/20/31

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Diantha (Masters)

Diantha forms a sync pair with Gardevoir, Keldeo, and Shiny Diancie in Pokémon Masters EX. Both her Gardevoir and Shiny Diancie are capable of Mega Evolving. Diantha became a playable sync pair on March 31, 2021.

Diantha has been featured on the title screen since the game's release and first appeared as an NPC during the story event Shining Heart of Dragons. She has also made notable appearances in one of the game's Main Stories, the Villain Arc.

Sync Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role Base Potential Availability
#120   Diantha #0282   Gardevoir
  Mega Gardevoir
  ★★★★★☆EX Poké Fair Sync Pair Scout
#120   Special Costume
#0647   Keldeo
Resolute Form
  ★★★★★☆EX Costume Sync Pair Scout
#120   Sygna Suit
#0719   Diancie   
  Mega Diancie
  ★★★★★☆EX Poké Fair Sync Pair Scout

Pokémon Mezastar

Diantha, in a version based on the anime, appeared in Pokémon Mezastar. In this game, Diantha is seen using Hawlucha, Gardevoir, Gourgeist, and Goodra. In the first set in the Double Chain series, Diantha also appeared as an opponent in an event that recreated the Masters Eight Tournament that ran from October 27 to November 21, 2022. Upon beating the character, the player can receive a Support Pokémon Ticket based on Diantha's Gardevoir, which can Mega Evolve.[4]


Kalos Champion Diantha
カロスチャンピオン カルネ
Difficulty: ★★★★☆
  High Jump Kick
  Razor Leaf
  Dragon Pulse


Tag No. Name Type Grade
3-1-025 Gardevoir     


Sprites and models

VS portrait from
X and Y
Overworld model from
X and Y
PSS icon from
X and Y


Main article: Diantha/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

Pokémon the Series: XY

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.

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!.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Diantha with Cynthia and Iris

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

Diantha, along with her Gardevoir, appeared on a television screen in The Future is Now, Thanks to Strategy!.

In Aim For The Eight!, Diantha was revealed to be one of the eight competitors in the Master Class of the World Coronation Series, ranked fifth.

In Curtain Up! Fight the Fights!, Diantha participated in the Masters Eight Tournament, along with the rest of the Masters Eight, reuniting with Ash, Alain, and Steven, and meeting Iris and the other regional Champions. Her first opponent was chosen to be Lance. While waiting for her match, Diantha accepted Iris's request to have a selfie with her and Cynthia. After Leon and Alain's battle had concluded, Diantha headed to the battlefield to start her battle with Lance. In the next episode, she emerged victorious in her battle, advancing her to the semifinals to face Leon. Following her victory, Diantha was interviewed by a disguised Team Rocket, where Jessie demanded that she'd use her Gourgeist as her finishing Pokémon in her next match, much to her confusion. In the following episodes, Diantha watched the rest of the quarterfinal matches with the other Masters Eight members.

In It's... Champion Time!, Diantha battled Leon in the semi-finals. Despite her best efforts, she was unable to defeat even half of his team before her Pokémon were knocked out. As a result, she was eliminated from the tournament. In the following episodes, she joined Leon in the waiting room to watch Cynthia's match against Ash. Prior to doing so, however, she briefly talked with Cynthia in the stadium hallway, and told her that she had faith that Cynthia would be the one to reach the finals and break Leon's winning streak. To her surprise, however, Cynthia confessed that she intended to retire from battling after the tournament was over. After the battle, she met up with Cynthia again, to which the latter revealed her change of heart, much to Diantha's delighted relief.

From A Flood of Torrential Gains! to Partners in Time!, she and Cynthia watched Ash's match against Leon. After Ash had defeated Leon and become the World Champion, an excited Diantha expressed her sudden urge to have a battle, which an equally excited Cynthia agreed to have with her right away.


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. Unlike her manager, Kathi Lee, Diantha is much more relaxed and open, always showing warmth to those around her. She views the bond between Trainer and Pokémon to be of the utmost importance for growth. Such focus allows her to communicate to Gardevoir how and when to dodge simply by making eye contact and looking in a certain direction.

In battle, Diantha's strategy varies depending on which Pokémon she currently is battling with, a fact that leads others to describe her as "an enigma." She views a battle as a performance, to which she always displays a high degree of showmanship and elegance. She has an affinity for support and interference moves such as Light Screen, Reflect, and Trick-or-Treat to gain various advantages, combining such tactics with skillful and serene offensive combos. Furthermore, she is highly perceptive, able to decipher an opponent's strategy and attack pattern and instantly form a counterstrategy.

In Pokémon Journeys: The Series, Diantha is revealed to have a very close friendship with Cynthia.


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


Ralts → Kirlia → Gardevoir ↔ Mega Gardevoir
Main article: Diantha's Gardevoir

Gardevoir is Diantha's first known Pokémon and is able to Mega Evolve into Mega Gardevoir.

Debut The Bonds of Evolution!
Voice actors
English Michele Knotz
Aurorus is Diantha's second known Pokémon. It was the first Pokémon Diantha used in her Masters Eight Tournament match against Lance, where it went up against his Dragonite. Despite the type advantage, Aurorus was soon defeated.

In It's... Champion Time!, Aurorus was used in Diantha's Masters Eight Tournament match against Leon, where it went up against Leon's Rillaboom, only to be defeated.

Aurorus's known moves are Light Screen, Blizzard, Reflect, and Rock Slide.

Debut Pride of a Champion!
Voice actors
English Erica Schroeder
Gourgeist is Diantha's third known Pokémon. It was the second Pokémon Diantha used in her Masters Eight Tournament match against Lance, where it went up against his Gyarados and won, before losing to his Hydreigon.

In It's... Champion Time!, Gourgeist was used in Diantha's Masters Eight Tournament match against Leon, where it went up against Leon's Rillaboom, only to be defeated.

Gourgeist's known moves are Trick-or-Treat, Shadow Sneak, and Phantom Force.

Debut Pride of a Champion!
Goodra is Diantha's fourth known Pokémon. It was used in Diantha's Masters Eight Tournament match against Leon, where it went up against Leon's Rillaboom, only to be defeated.

Goodra's only known move is Fire Blast.

Debut It's... Champion Time!
Hawlucha is Diantha's fifth known Pokémon. It was used in Diantha's Masters Eight Tournament match against Leon, where it was shown battling Leon's Dragapult.

None of Hawlucha's moves are known.

Debut It's... Champion Time!
Tyrantrum is Diantha's sixth known Pokémon. It was used in Diantha's Masters Eight Tournament match against Leon, where it was shown beating Leon's Dragapult before being defeated by Rillaboom.

Tyrantrum's only known move is Hyper Beam.

Debut It's... Champion Time!


Pokémon League

Diantha has competed in the following Pokémon League Conferences:

World Coronation Series

Diantha has competed in the World Coronation Series. Her rank and class are as follows:


Artwork from
Pokémon Journeys: The Series[5]
Official artwork from
Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Official artwork from
Pokémon Journeys: The Series[6]
Artwork from "After the story" [7]

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 折笠富美子 Fumiko Orikasa
English Vanessa Gardner
Arabic داليا خليفة Dalia Khalifeh (JN115-JN132)
Finnish Unknown voice actress (XY028)
Amy Burgess (XY118-present)
Hebrew עדי בר לב Adi Bar Lev
Indonesian Srilan Wulan
Italian Loretta Di Pisa
Polish Unknown voice actress (XY028)
Marta Dobecka (XY118-present)
Portuguese Brazil Ângela Couto (XY028)
Carol Crespo (XY118-present)
Portugal Teresa Arcanjo
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!.

Pokémon Evolutions

Diantha briefly appeared in a flashback in The Visionary, having a conversation with Lysandre.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 三石琴乃 Kotono Mitsuishi
English Amber Lee Connors
Italian Ludovica De Caro
Brazilian Portuguese Carol Crespo
Spanish Latin America Analiz Sánchez
Spain Chelo Díaz

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

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

Diantha debuted in Chespin Sows the Seeds of Change. She is one of several people who studied under and received a Key Stone from Gurkinn. She is first seen at Lysandre Café using her Mega Gardevoir to shield Y and her friends from Lysandre's Pokémon. After Lysandre left on other business, Y's excitement at meeting a famous actress attracted the attention of Diantha's fans, forcing everyone to flee out the back door before going their separate ways.

In Connecting with Gardevoir, Diantha introduced herself to Korrina, Gurkinn's granddaughter and fellow Mega Evolution Successor. She led Korrina to a nearby river, where Gurkinn was under attack from Team Flare Admin Chalmers. After they freed Gurkinn, the trio combined the power of their Mega-Evolved Pokémon to defeat Chalmers. Diantha then revealed she went on vacation from acting to join Gurkinn and Korrina stop the Legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal from falling into Team Flare's clutches.

In Tying Trevenant, Diantha, Gurkinn, and Korrina arrived at Route 9 to help X and his friends stop Team Flare from taking Xerneas' tree form to Team Flare's base. Gurkinn helped X take on Essentia while Korrina went ahead to keep Celosia from transporting Xerneas. Diantha was attacked by Malva, who trapped both of them in a Magic Room to stall for time while Xerneas was moved. Y and Shauna tried breaking the barrier, but were unable to prevent it from sinking into the ground. Team Flare eventually obtained Xerneas and used it to fuel the ultimate weapon, but the combined efforts of X and his friends weakened the device enough to prevent it from taking any lives. Malva later revealed she defeated Diantha and successfully captured Yveltal, who was sleeping in cocoon form in the ground underneath Xerneas's tree. Due to the Legendary Pokémon being equal in strength, both sides were forced to have a ceasefire.

In Pinsir Glares, Diantha was revealed to still be alive, having been hidden underground by Blue to avoid the ultimate weapon's beam. When Blue revealed he was searching for Zygarde, a Legendary Pokémon said to be able to suppress Xerneas and Yveltal's power. Diantha agreed to help and the two set off to search for clues to Zygarde's whereabouts. Diantha and Blue traveled to Route 15, where they met up with X and his friends before Diantha went to see Gurkinn at the Lost Hotel. In Zygarde Appears, Diantha and Blue arrived at Anistar City, where they found Zygarde interrupting a battle between X's group and Essentia. Before they could land, Essentia managed to catch Zygarde and escape.

In Malamar Traps, Diantha, Blue, and X's group set off to confront Team Flare at the Pokémon Village. Along the way, the group was attacked by Xerosic, who had his Malamar put everyone to sleep with Hypnosis. In Yveltal Steals, Diantha was revealed to have woken up and went ahead to village. She was ambushed by Malva, who used her Talonflame to steal Diantha's Mega Charm before taking to the skies. Diantha was assisted by Y, who used her Fletchy to burn Malva's hand and make her drop the Mega Charm. Y attempted to assist Diantha, but she refused and told Y to let her finish the battle alone. In Xerneas Gives, Malva witnessed Lysandre's defeat, distracting her long enough for Diantha's Gardevoir to take down her Talonflame. Diantha tried to rescuing Malva, but was rejected and forced to watch as Malva fell onto the rubble below after failing to save Lysadre. After Team Flare was defeated, Diantha and the remaining Elite Four members carried Malva's unconscious body away.

In PS616, a younger Diantha was seen at the Tower of Mastery in a flashback of Steven's time as one of Gurkinn's students.


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

Gardevoir ↔ Mega Gardevoir

In the TCG

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

Diantha'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 #
Gardevoir   Silver Tempest   TG05/TG30 Incandescent Arcana   072/068
Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Diantha Su Forbidden Light   105/131 Forbidden Light   086/094
Forbidden Light   130/131 Forbidden Light   101/094
      GX Ultra Shiny   129/150
      Tag All Stars   148/173



Language Name Origin
Japanese カルネ Carne From carnation and a possible etymology of the flower's name being coronation[8]
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 Carne 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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