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|"The Diamond Dust Girl!"|
|Debut||Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Versions|
The gym leader of Snowpoint Gym, Candice was known for her studious nature. She believed that focus was the key to everything from Pokémon to fashion to romance, and that her mastery of focus was what made her tough. In Platinum, Maylene is shown to admire Candice for her studiousness and travels to Snowpoint to challenge Candice at her request, as Candice wanted to study Fighting-type Pokémon.
In Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, she is challenged and defeated by Lucas/Dawn. She developed a respect for the player trainer for their victory, saying that their focus and will bowled her over completely. Candice rewarded the trainer with the Icicle Badge and TM72: Avalanche. Afterwards she would muse acting more cool and distant like other Ice-type trainers, but believed herself incapable of that because of her spirit burning hot and bright. Candice would later appear after Lucas/Dawn defeated the Elite Four to grant them permission to enter the Snowpoint Temple at Cynthia's request. In Platinum, she would also occasionally appear at the Battleground, where she could be challenged to a rematch, and she would also visit the player's villa, sometimes with Maylene. She offered to let Maylene have some of her favorite accessories and when asked about what makes a good gym leader, thought that Gardenia would know. There was also an awkwardly silent conversation between Maylene and Candice.
Candice uses the following Pokémon for the Gym Challenge in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum:
- Snover (Diamond/Pearl only)/Piloswine (Platinum only)
- Medicham (Diamond/Pearl only)/Froslass (Platinum only)
In Platinum, Candice uses the following Pokémon in Battleground rematches:
- Candice has appeared in three episodes of the Pokémon anime, where she was shown to be a teacher in Snowpoint City's Trainer's School and eventually was defeated by Ash Ketchum in a gym challenge.
- In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Candice was eventually introduced in the Diamond/Pearl arc after she saved Platina from a blizzard with her Abomansnow, and they were later joined by Maylene. Platina defeated her in a gym battle to earn her Icicle Badge. There were various references to the light clothing they wore in the frigid environment, which Candice did because she believed in guts. The three of them trained and bonded together as well as with Volkner (after they lost a battle with Mars of Team Galactic) and referred to themselves as the "scantily clad trio". They parted ways from Platina for a while but eventually all the gym leaders ambushed Team Galactic's commanders at the Spear Pillar. Candice and Maylene wound up being the last gym leaders standing and took out the last Galactic admin, Jupiter, although it seems they were later beaten by the mysterious Sird. She then gave Platina her Froslass.
|Pokémon Gym Leaders|
|Kanto|| Brock|| Misty|| Lt. Surge|| Erika|| Koga/Janine|| Sabrina|| Blaine|| Giovanni/Blue|
|Johto|| Falkner|| Bugsy|| Whitney|| Morty|| Chuck|| Jasmine|| Pryce|| Clair|
|Hoenn|| Roxanne|| Brawly|| Wattson|| Flannery|| Norman|| Winona|| Tate & Liza|| Wallace/Juan|
|Sinnoh|| Roark|| Gardenia|| Maylene|| Wake|| Fantina|| Byron|| Candice|| Volkner|
|Unova|| Cilan/Chili/Cress|| Lenora|| Burgh|| Elesa|| Clay|| Skyla|| Brycen|| Drayden/Iris|