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|The younger Caitlin in Platinum.|
|Debut||Pokémon: Platinum Version|
Caitlin is a powerful Psychic-type trainer who initially appeared as part of the Battle Frontier in Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions and was later shown as a member of the Elite Four of Unova in Pokémon: Black and White Versions.
Caitlin was born to a wealthy family of prestigious trainers. From a young age, she had apparently potent psychic powers that she had trouble controlling. This was because of her "untrained heart" and bad temper, which led to her nearly destroying everything around her during Pokémon battles. She was initially forbidden from battling because of this. Caitlin was still appointed part of the Battle Frontier that was stationed at both Sinnoh and Johto. She was at the Battle Castle and was referred to as its princess. Caitlin was not an actual Frontier Brain due to being unable to battle. She had a young butler, Darach, who was appointed to fight the battles against challenging trainers for her. Darach also spoke for her, and Caitlin's only words in the presence of others were a demand that the victorious trainer receive some CP.
Caitlin grew older and underwent several changes. She became more tranquil, which allowed her to control her powers and eventually start training her own Pokémon. She became skilled enough that she became part of Unova's Elite Four in order to encounter other strong trainers. Her room at the Pokémon League contained a luxurious bed atop a platform that appeared to be in the middle of space, and a mysterious light would carry challengers up to the platform. Caitlin spent most of her time resting in bed and was awoken when challengers arrived, usually annoyed at her sleep being disrupted. In Black and White, she was defeated by N and then was met by Hilbert/Hilda. She told the trainer off for waking her up, but she also sensed a combination of strength and kindness in the trainer, so she only asked them not to give her a boring battle. She was defeated, but she was pleased to have battled Hilbert/Hilda because of the class their Pokémon had. Caitlin could later be disturbed for more rematches. Despite her initial grumpiness, Caitlin referred to Hilbert/Hilda as the type of trainer she joined the Elite Four to compete against and was glad that she was finally experiencing the pure excitement of battling that she had craved during her time at the Battle Castle.
She also owned a variety of villas throughout the world, including one at Undula Town within Unova. At some point, Caitlin forged a strong friendship with Cynthia and offered to let her use any of her villas during her travels. Caitlin was disappointed that she always lost to Cynthia, but she realized that she had matured in how she handled her defeats in that she accepted them calmly rather than exploding with anger as in her younger days. During Black and White, Cynthia stayed at Caitlin's villa in Undula while she examined the underwater Abyssion Ruins. Caitlin stopped by the villa sometimes, welcoming Hilbert/Hilda's presence there and also endorsing Johto and Sinnoh's Battle Castles.
In Black/White, she uses the following Pokémon in the Elite Four battles:
- In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Caitlin initially appeared during the Platinum arc where she acted mostly as an observer during Platina's battle with Darach. After Darach lost, Caitlin was able to piece together most of Platina's superior strategy which allowed her to win, as well as why Darach failed, and had him reflect on his mistakes. Her condition was not initially elaborated upon beyond Darach mentioning that he was only the Frontier Brain because Caitlin was prohibited from battling. Caitlin's reappearance later in the arc foreshadowed her Black/White appearance by showing that the battle with Platina had inspired her to try battling by herself, and she then briefly lost control of her psychic powers.
- Although her status as a Frontier Brain is disputable, she is the only character associated with the Battle Frontier who is also directly involved with the Pokémon League of any region, and the only Frontier-related character to appear in more than one generation.
- Aside from appearing older, her hair color was also changed between appearances from a light brown color in Platinum/HeartGold/SoulSilver to blonde in Black/White.
- Despite Caitlin not really participating in the Battle Frontier fight, she has a battle sprite in the games which is displayed next to Darach's during his fights with the player.
- According to one character in the Battle Castle's lobby, Darach secretly has feelings for Caitlin.
- Her designer for Black and White has stated that she was around 14 during her time at the Battle Frontier (and that Black/White takes place several years later), that she uses the ribbons in her hair to psychically keep her hair up, and that Darach is apparently keeping a close eye on her.
|Pokémon Frontier Brains|
|Pokémon Elite Four|
|Kanto|| Lorelei|| Bruno|| Agatha|| Lance|| Blue|
|Johto|| Will|| Koga|| Bruno|| Karen|| Lance|
|Hoenn|| Sidney|| Phoebe|| Glacia|| Drake|| Steven Stone/Wallace|
|Sinnoh|| Aaron|| Bertha|| Flint|| Lucian|| Cynthia|
|Unova|| Shauntal|| Marshal|| Grimsley|| Caitlin|| Alder|