Gardenia (Japanese: ナタネ Natane) is the Gym Leader of Eterna City's Gym, known officially as the Eterna Gym. She hands out the Forest Badge to Trainers who defeat her. She specializes in Grass-type Pokémon.
Ah, Gardenia. That hippie chick with the nice belly. Yeah, I said it. It's nice. She has weird hair though. It's part orange, part black. Why? How long do you suppose it took to dye it like that? Why would anyone want to dye it like that?
I bet she's a protester and a song-writer. Most hippies are.
In the animeEdit
Gardenia has an obsession with Grass Pokémon to the extent that she did not appear to be taking Team Rocket seriously due to her fascination with James's Carnivine and Cacnea. But she seems to get over this problem in A Secret Sphere of Influence!, when she battled the Team Rocket without any hesitation by sending her Turtwig out. She also reveals her rank as a Gym Leader in this episode.
Gardenia had a Gym Battle with Ash in The Grass Menagerie!. She sent out her Cherubi, Turtwig, and Roserade. Ash's Turtwig went up against Cherubi first, but it was returned. Ash's Staravia defeated Cherubi. After Staravia was defeated by Gardenia's Turtwig, Ash sent his out. It resulted in Ash's Turtwig's victory. Roserade beat Ash's Turtwig with its Weather Ball, but later was defeated by Ash's Aipom's Swift and Focus Punch. Gardenia made use of the sunny weather to her advantage, such as increasing Cherubi's speed and allowing Roserade to launch fiery Weather Ball attacks. Despite this situation, Ash succeeded in defeating Gardenia and earning a Forest Badge.
In Gardenia's Summer DayEdit
She is main character.
No she's not.
What the heck. I don't understand.