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Sinnoh League Champion Cynthia – Who’s She?

February 25, 2013

So, I don’t know how I came to the conclusion, but I’ve decided to pursue Sinnoh League Champion Cynthia as my next cosplay. In lieu of that, as well as John’s agreement to cosplay alongside me as GlobaPol Agent Looker, I present to you the new blog category of:

“Cynthia & Looker”

I started up this post and saved it for a bit, and it was originally just plans. Now that I’ve compiled a beta version of her cosplay, however, I intend to break it down into a couple posts.

First off, I want to establish who the character is.

Cynthia is the Champion of the Sinnoh Region Pokémon League. She has a full party of Pokémon with various types. Her team in Pokémon Platinum (which is my goal) consists of:

Spiritomb, Roserade, Togekiss, Lucario, Milotic, and Garchomp.

Spiritomb, Roserade, Togekiss, Lucario, Milotic, and Garchomp. These levels are AFTER obtaining the National Dex.

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Spiritomb is a semi-legendary Pokémon, the only one at the time of the games creation to have NO WEAKNESSES. With Ghost as its primary type and Dark as its secondary, it was untouchable by Normal, Fighting, and Psychic attacks, and cut damage from Poison in half. All other attacks did base damage. It was a big issue at the time for players to hack Spiritomb’s ability (normally Pressure, a powerful ability in and of itself) to Wonder Guard, making it completely invincible. Cynthia’s Spiritomb had the moves Silver Wind, Dark Pulse, Shadow Ball, and Psychic, and was a bit of a grind to fight. After you get the National Dex, the move Shadow Ball is replaced with Ominous Wind.

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Roserade was an added evolution to the Gen 3 Pokémon, Roselia. It was added alongside the baby evolution for Roselia, Budew. Roserade is a beautiful Grass/Poison type that can pack a punch. When half of a Pokémon’s moves serve to Poison you, you’re in for a heap of trouble. Her Roserade had the ability Natural Cure, which healed all status ailments when it was switched out of battle. Cynthia’s Roserade also had the moves Sludge Bomb, Energy Ball, Extrasensory, and Toxic. Full Restores were a big deal fighting her. After you get the National Dex, the move Toxic is replaced with Shadow Ball.

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Togekiss was another one of those pseudo-legendaries. Normal/Flying, sure. No big deal. It really wasn’t much special apart from the fact that it was a final evolution of Togepi added to Togetic from Gen 2. Togepi has always been made to be a big deal in the Pokémon lore for little to no reason. What’s interesting is that in Diamond and Pearl, Cynthia didn’t have a Togekiss at all. She had a West Sea Gastrodon, a Water/Ground type. Togekiss was only in her party in Platinum. Nonetheless, her Togekiss had the ability Hustle, which ups damage x 1.5, but decreases accuracy to 80%. Cynthia’s Togekiss had the moves Air Slash, Aura Sphere, Water Pulse, and Shock Wave. After the National Dex is obtained, Shock Wave is replaced with Psychic.

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Lucario was treated like a big deal in Gen 4, and was a Fighting/Steel type. Added in alongside baby evolution Riolu, the Pokémon Lucario got a lot of hype, even enough to be included in Super Smash Brothers Brawl as a replacement for the planned Mewtwo addition (a plan from back when SSB Melee was being made). Her Lucario’s ability is Steadfast. Cynthia’s Lucario had the moves Aura Sphere, Shadow Ball, Stone Edge, and ExtremeSpeed (a move name so fast they don’t even have a space in it).  After you get the National Dex, Shadow Ball and Stone Edge are replaced with Dragon Pulse and Earthquake.

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Milotic was my favorite Pokémon of hers. The Gen 3 evolution of the impossible-to-find Feebas, Milotic’s power and beauty are the perfect contrast to the manly powerhouse of Gyarados that Milotic is based off of. Milotic is a pure Water type, and because my personal Battle Tower team included one, the Pokémon really grew on me. Milotic has the ability Marvel Scale, which isn’t anything too terribly special, just a Defense boosting ability. Cynthia’s Milotic has the moves Mirror Coat, Dragon Pulse, Ice Beam, and Surf. After you get the National Dex, Dragon Pulse is replaced with Aqua Ring, which is a FANTASTIC Water move. It heals (I believe) 1/16 of your HP at the end of each turn. If memory serves, it doesn’t “turn off”, even when that Pokémon switches out, and passes on to the next Pokémon to be in that spot. If you ever have a Milotic in your party, GET THAT MOVE.

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Garchomp is her most well-known Pokémon. A badass Dragon/Ground, if you didn’t know the system, it was a huge hassle to fight. Ice attacks do 4 TIMES DAMAGE, and Dragon attacks do x 2 damage. Ice was the biggest asset against it. Gible, Gabite, and Garchomp were all Gen 4 additions, but they were a nice new set of Dragon types, though all three Pokémon had the Ground secondary and were x 4 weak to Ice, a bit of a flaw. Fortunately, Ice wasn’t much of a favorite Type for many, even though D/P/Pt practically flooded the game with Ice types and Ice moves. Garchomp was a pain to fight, nonetheless. The ability was Sand Veil, which wasn’t a big problem, though it still took forever to get down. She also gave it a Sitrus Berry, one of the best held HP restore items. Cynthia’s Garchomp had the moves Dragon Rush, Flamethrower, Earthquake, and Giga Impact. It was INSANELY strong when it came to packing a punch. After you get the National Dex, Flamethrower is replaced with Brick Break. Ouch, Garchomp. So violent.

Official Character Art

Official Character Art

Cynthia herself is a wise and independent woman who provides insight and information in a cool and almost aloof way. She has a sense of maturity that glows with her positive attitude. She’s beautiful and powerful.

Soon, I will establish character plans, an agenda, etc. As well as attempting to catch up with Mars posts and MinZ Maille stuff.

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