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| Team Plasma
Artwork of Plasma Grunts
Team Plasma (Japanese: プラズマ団 Plasma-dan, literally Plasma Gang) is the villainous team in Unova. Team Plasma's goal is to free Pokémon from humans.
In the games
Team Plasma is met early in the games. Geechisu appears in Karakusa Town where he is holding a rally trying to get people to join Team Plasma's cause. Following this rally the player will be approached and battled by a person named N. After this the player will next come across two Plasma Grunts at the Site of Dreams who are trying to capture a Munna in order to get some Dream Smoke to spread their message in people's dreams. After defeating them here they will steal a young girl's Pokémon and hide in the Underground Waterway Opening. The player will team up with Cheren and save the Pokémon.
After defeating Aloe at the Shippou Gym, Team Plasma will attack the museum in Shippou City and steal a bone from the Dragon fossil. As the player gives chase, N will appear again and battle the player. After this the player heads into Yaguruma Forest where they will defeat the Plasma Grunts and return the Dragon Bone to the museum. The next encounter is in Hiun City where they have stolen Bel's Munna. After confronting them, they will give Munna back and leave.
After entering Raimon City, they player will find two grunts harassing an old man. After defeating them they will run off. After heading over to the Ferris wheel, N will appear again. N and the player will take a ride on the Ferris wheel where N will reveal that he is the leader of Team Plasma. The two will then battle after getting off the Ferris wheel. The next encounter will be in Hodomoe City. Cheren will appear and say that Team Plasma has been seen in the city. One of the Seven Sages and some grunts are at the Freezing Container plotting something. Yacon, the Hodomoe Gym Leader will appear and chase them off.
Later, as the player journeys through the Electric Rock Cave, the Dark Trinity appears and takes the player to N and the two will battle again. After being defeated they will leave. N is then briefly encountered outside the Fukiyose Gym where he tests the friendship between the player and their Starter Pokémon. After defeating Hachiku at the Sekka Gym, Team Plasma appears at the Dragon Spiral Tower where N will awaken ZekromB or ReshiramW. After a brief talk N flies off. Adeku, who has also witnessed these events advises everyone to go to the Ancient Castle where they run into Geechisu who tells them it is pointless to continue resisting them and leaves. Geechisu will then confront the player on the Cylinder Bridge and tell them that even though they have the Light/Dark Stone Team Plasma will achieve its goal. Soon after the player will witness Geechisu giving another speech in Souryuu City.
After defeating the Elite Four the player will head to the Champion's room where they will see N after he has defeated Adeku. N will then reveal his castle, which rises out of the ground and attaches to the Pokémon League building. The player then chases N into the castle where the Seven Sages try to stop them. The Unova Gym Leaders then appear to keep the sages busy while the player searches the castle. Two women who claim to be goddesses and the Dark Trinity will then lead the player to N. Before anything can happen, ZekromW or ReshiramB will appear and the player will have to capture the dragon. The player and N will then have one final battle, with the player proving victorious. Geechisu arrives and is furious at N and says that he was just working behind the scenes on his true goal of ruling Unova as the only one with Pokémon. He will then challenge the player in rage.
After the player defeats Geechisu, Cheren and Adeku take him away while N tells the player he will continue on with his goal but will do it the right way. After the credits roll Looker will appear at the player's house and request their help in finding and capturing the other sages of Team Plasma. Each sage will tell some back history on Team Plasma before being arrested. The Dark Trinity will also appear at the Wonder Bridge where they will give the player the the Adamant, Lustrous, and Griseous Orbs
Some Plasma Grunts will also appear during the Liberty Ticket event where they will take over Liberty Garden Island and try to capture Victini.
In the anime
Although Team Plasma has not appeared in the anime, Giovanni has mentioned a secret organization operating in the Unova region and wants to draw them out.
- Like Team Rocket and Team Galactic, Team Plasma's Japanese name is a pun: "plasma-dan" can also mean "plasma bullet."
- Plasma can be interpreted as the culmination of both fire and lightning.
- Team Plasma's style seems to resemble that of the medieval knights.
- Their logo resembles a shield.
- The lettering in their logo resembles the Chi Rho symbol.
- Geechisu's clothing even resembles the top portion of a castle or tower.
- Team Plasma is the first main series villainous team to not have any admins challenge the player at various points throughout the game.