Chibi Cynthia, please destroy me when I pick up Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
Cynthia, the legendary leader of the Pokemon League in Pokemon Diamond, and Pearl has sparked fear among those who dare to challenge her. She makes her comeback in the Pokemon Diamond remakes, but in a cuter and less intimidating way.
On Wednesday, the Pokemon Company presented new footage from Pokemon Shining Pearlas and Pokemon Brilliant Diamond as part of Pokemon Presents. The trailer showed characters from the original world and fun minigames that would make a comeback in the remakes. People were particularly excited to see Cynthia herself appear.
Cynthia is a Pokemon trainer. She also heads the Pokemon League, also known as the Elite Four in Pokemon Pearl and Diamond. Trainers face the Final Challenge in Pokemon games. While the developers designed the fights to be easy, some battles can prove difficult.
Fans loved Cynthia for being notoriously hard to beat. Although there are many variations to her battle, all include Garchomp, her signature Pokemon. They are so hard to beat that they have become memes and the source of many jokes on TikTok. TikTok’s will often play Garchomp’s battle theme, with comments such as “I swear Garchomp gave my nightmares.”
Cynthia is revered and fear by both her fans. When the trailer showed Cynthia remade in the adorable, cute chibi art style Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl’s Shining Pearl, Cynthia’s name became “Cynthia”. Twitter started trending with excited screenshots and her brief appearance in the trailer.