Cipher is an evil organization set out to close the hearts of Pokémon, turning them into fighting machines. They are the "bad guys" of the Orre region.



Cipher has Team Snagem, their only ally, steal the Pokémon in Pokémon Colosseum. It is unknown how they obtain their Pokémon in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness.

Their goal is to close off the hearts of Pokémon, which in turn makes them fighting machines. These Pokémon are known as Shadow Pokémon, and are used against both humans and in Pokémon battles. However, nurturing and loving the Pokémon eventually restores it.


Cipher has two leaders, but one of them is their "supreme leader".

Pokemon Colosseum

Evice with Nascour standing behind

Evice - The Cipher Head in Pokemon Colosseum. He works as both the Mayor of Phenac City (under the name of Es Cade) and the leader of Cipher. It is revealed that he is the leader at the very end of the game, when you are atop Realgam Tower. He is Cipher's strongest trainer so far.

Nascour - Nascour is the supposed head of Cipher, up until the very end of the game. He is first seen leaving the mayor's office in Phenac City, presumably having a chat with Evice.

Ein - Ein is the next-to-last Cipher Admin, appearing at the Shadow Pokémon Lab. He creates the Shadow Pokémon through grueling experiments. He owns the powerful Shadow Raikou.

Venus - Venus is the third Cipher Admin, appearing at The Under, an area in Pyrite Town. She is also a famous person, appearing regularly on TV. Her Shadow Pokémon is a Suicune. She is the only female Admin in Pokémon Colosseum.

Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness

Grand Master Greevil - The Cipher Head in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. He pulls off a "Rich, Old Man" persona until you see him on a screen talking to one of the Cipher Admins (see below).

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