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アルドス Ardos
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Orre
Relatives Eldes (brother)
Greevil (father)
Trainer class Mystery Man
Cipher Admin
Generation III
Games Pokémon XD
Member of Cipher
Rank Admin

Ardos (Japanese: アルドス Ardos) is one of the five Cipher Admins from Pokémon XD. Ardos is one of Grand Master Greevil's two bodyguards, and is revealed at the end of the game to also be one of Greevil's sons (the other bodyguard/son being his twin brother Eldes). The first time he is encountered, he has the Trainer class Mystery Man. He was the only character to be given this class until Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions, when Eusine's class was changed from Mysticalman to this.

Ardos saves the main character's sister from Zook at the beginning of the game in Gateon Port, when he, Mr. Verich, and Eldes pass by to see him attacking the main character. In Citadark Isle, he reveals that he only saved the player so that the Shadow Pokémon plan wouldn't be exposed to the world. He battled Michael on the Isle, but lost. After Greevil's defeat, he tries to convince his father to blow up the island and flee it; however, Eldes, to Ardos's dismay, convinces his father to simply turn themselves in.

Ardos is extremely loyal to Cipher's cause, even telling Eldes that their father shall be referred to as the "Grand Master". He also shows far less in terms of morals than any other member of Cipher, even Greevil, as he tries to force his father to destroy Citadark Isle to save Cipher despite the countless deaths that would result instead of accepting defeat. Ardos somehow ends up avoiding arrest following his father's defeat, and can battled in the sixth round of the Orre Colosseum. He explains to Michael that he fully intends to revive Cipher, and after that, he will declare Michael as Cipher's biggest enemy and have Cipher constantly watch him.

In battle, Ardos generally uses fast Pokémon that know strong attacks (i.e. Hydro Pump, Double-Edge, and Megahorn) to quickly counter his opponent. He also is the first Trainer to use the extremely powerful Shadow End, and likes to use Shadow Half. It should also be noted that Ardos and Greevil are the only Trainers in XD who have Shadow Pokémon that know four different Shadow moves.



Ardos is shown to have this Pokémon when he defends Michael and Jovi from Zook.

Citadark Isle

Ardos uses the following Pokémon:

Orre Colosseum

Possible Pokémon:


Language Title
France Flag.png French Artus
Germany Flag.png German Luzius
Italy Flag.png Italian Ardos
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gelio

Members of Cipher
Leaders: EviceGreevil
Chief Executives: Nascour
Admins: Miror B.DakimVenusEin
Other Members: BlunoVerdeRossoSkrubMirakle B.
NapsExolHexagon BrothersZook
Cipher Peons (ColosseumXD)
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