Argenta

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Argenta redirects here. For the city known as Argenta in French, see Pewter City.

Argenta
ケイト Kate
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Artwork from Platinum
Gender Female
Hometown Unknown
Region SinnohPt
JohtoHGSS
Trainer class Hall Matron
(Frontier Brain)
Generation IV
Games Platinum
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Commemorative print Hall Print

Argenta (Japanese: ケイト Kate) is the Frontier Brain in charge of running the Battle Frontier's Battle Hall. She is the only character in the games to have the Trainer class Hall Matron (Japanese: ステージマドンナ Stage Madonna).

In the games

Argenta is the Frontier Brain of the Battle Hall in the Sinnoh and Johto regions. She can be challenged after 50 consecutive battles, which is unique as all other Frontier Brains can be challenged after 21 consecutive battles. Once defeated, she will give away the silver commemorative print. Argenta can be challenged again after 170 consecutive battles, and will give away the gold commemorative print when defeated. The player must defeat all types at least 10 times before challenging her again and again.

Pokémon

When challenged for the Silver Print, Argenta will use a Pokémon that has a base stat total similar to the one used by the player. These Pokémon are the same as the Pokémon used by ordinary trainers in the Battle Hall.

Argenta has these Pokémon when she is challenged for the Gold Print:

The level of Argenta's Pokémon will always be set to match that of the player's.

Quotes

Initial battle
  • Before battle
"My Battle Hall allows Trainers to mount challenges with their one favorite Pokémon. I imagine there were tense moments getting here with your chosen one. But understand that one shines the brightest when a challenge is overcome. I am Argenta, and I am your final and most daunting challenge. I dare you to overcome my challenge."
  • Being defeated
"Oh...I detest how fun times seem to end so quickly."
  • After being defeated
"A good Trainer doesn't force their favorite on anyone. A good one keeps with their favorite without drama or fanfare. That is how I see it, at least. And, by the way I see it, you're an excellent Trainer! Be sure to visit the Battle Hall again with a favorite Pokémon. Until then, bye-bye!"
Rematch
  • Before battle
"Well! My goodness, your Pokémon... It's got star power beyond belief. Even from inside its Poké Ball, I can feel its charismatic brilliance. But I'm the Hall Matron. I'll be the judge of that. I must battle it for myself and see if that brilliance is genuine. That is why we must battle now."
  • Being defeated
"It's so sad how the truly fun times seem to last only a moment."
  • After being defeated
"You must never forget there is a place where everyone can shine. That goes for any kind of Pokémon, too. Spread that message in your own words. It's one everyone should hear. And now, having lost, this lady has nothing left to say at all, but... Bye-bye!"

Sprites

File:Spr Pt Argenta.png File:Argenta OD.png File:VSArgenta.png
Sprite from
Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Overworld sprite from
Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
VS sprite from
Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Argenta first appears along with her fellow Frontier Brains, Palmer, Dahlia, and Thorton in a meeting; afterward they go back to their facilities. Argenta, along with Palmer, is seen trying to investigate the communication system of the Battle Frontier going down. After Thorton is defeated by Platinum, she slaps him out of the temper tantrum he was throwing.

Later, at the Battle Hall, Argenta faces Platinum in the final match. Her Dragonite proved powerful but was eventually defeated by Platinum's Froslass.

Pokémon

Rented
Argenta's Dragonite
Dragonite
Argenta's Dragonite was used to battle Platinum at the Battle Hall. It proved powerful and was able to deal heavy damage to Platinum's Froslass despite the type disadvantage. Eventually, it was defeated by a super effective Ice Shard, making Platinum the winner of the match.

Dragonite's only known move is Steel Wing.

Debut Dealing with Dragonite

In the TCG

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

Argenta'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
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Drifblim Pokémon FB 20px Supreme Victors Rare Holo 3/147 Beat of the Frontier Rare Holo 038/100
      DPt-P Promotional cards   017/DPt-P
Butterfree Pokémon FB 20px Supreme Victors Rare 17/147 Beat of the Frontier Rare 004/100
 


Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ケイト Kate From 鶏頭 keitō (plumed cockscomb)
English, German, Spanish Argenta From Celosia argentea (scientific name of the plumed cockscomb)
French Célosia From the genus Celosia
Italian Mara From Amaranthaceae (family that contains the plumed cockscomb)
Korean 맨드라 Maendeura From 맨드라미 maendeurami (cockscomb)
Chinese (Mandarin) 凱特 / 凯特 Kǎitè Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 凱特 Hóidahk Mandarin-based transcription of her Japanese name
Vietnamese Kate From her Japanese name


Hall Matron

Language Title
20px Japanese ステージマドンナ Stage Madonna
Chinese Cantonese 舞台女主角 Móuhtòih Néuihjyúgok
Mandarin 舞台女主角 Wǔtái Nǚzhǔjiǎo
20px European French Lady Scène
20px German Saaldiva
20px Italian Stella Palco
20px Korean 스테이지마돈나 Stage Madonna
20px European Spanish Dama Salón
20px Vietnamese Mĩ nhân Sân khấu


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