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Argus Steel

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Argus Steel
アルガス·スティール Argus Steel
Argus Steel M17.png
Argus Steel
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Kalos
Relatives Millis Steel (daughter)
Anime debut Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
English voice actor Pete Zarustica
Japanese voice actor Reiji Nakagawa

Argus Steel (Japanese: アルガス·スティール Argus Steel) is the main antagonist of Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. He is a master thief known even to Team Rocket.

He is the father of Millis Steel, and the rival of Marilyn Flame and Ninja Riot. Together with his daughter, he plans to awaken Diancie's power to create diamonds before stealing the Pokémon and fortune for himself.


Argus first appeared tracking Diancie's quest to find Xerneas and acquire the Fairy Aura from his airship. He was also seen tracking down the actions of his rivals, Marilyn Flame and Ninja Riot. He was satisfied with the progress but also worried that Marilyn and Riot may get to it first. When Millis arrived, Argus was shown with a box of chocolates, and talked to his daughter about how good the chocolates he had were. He was shown eating several of the chocolates, which worried Millis.

He and his daughter attacked Diancie once it had accomplished its goal, hoping to use its newfound power of diamond creation to acquire a fortune. He, along with Millis, chased after Diancie and also fought with Marilyn and Riot when they appeared. They took their fighting into a deep pit with shallow water, which contained Yveltal. Argus was surprised when he felt a strange power awaken. They lost possession of Diancie during Yveltal's rampage, and when they used Argus's ship to attack Yveltal with missiles, were killed. Their ship was also destroyed and crashed into a lake. They were later revived by Xerneas after the crisis had ended.

In the credits of the movie, Argus opens his own chocolate shop that he operates with Millis. He is also shown to still have an irresistible obsession with chocolates, as despite Millis trying to stop him, he eats a piece.


Argus is shown to be a very stealthy man who relies on sneaky tactics in order to accomplish his goals. This is shown in the fact that he owns an invisible airship he uses to travel the world in search of treasures. He uses this ship to stealthily track down his targets and steal anything he desires to obtain a fortune. Argus further shows his preferred use of stealthy tactics as he relied on his Honedge to spy on Diancie, and also tracked down the activity of Marilyn and Riot from within his airship. Argus also only attacked Diancie once she had accomplished her goal, and appeared at surprise along with Millis to capture it.

Argus is shown to have a sweet tooth, more specifically, a chocoholic. This is shown as when he is spying on Diancie and his rivals, he is holding a box of chocolate and eating much of it. This behavior often worries his daughter Millis, but despite her claims of concern over his health, Argus continues to eat chocolate. He also often talks about the individual chocolates he eats, such as their origins, and what they are made of. His obsession with chocolate also causes him to open and run a chocolate shop at the end of the movie, which he operates along with Millis.


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Argus Steel's Honedge
Honedge is one of Argus's Pokémon. It was first seen in Diancie, Princess of the Diamond Domain, spying on Diancie using a camera linked to a video feed being watched by Millis.

Honedge reappeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction where it went to Avugnon Town to spy on Diancie. It continued to do so until Diancie was bathed by Xerneas's Fairy Aura. When Yveltal went on a rampage, Honedge was one of the Pokémon petrified by Yveltal's Oblivion Wing and didn't get revived until Xerneas used Geomancy.

Debut Diancie, Princess of the Diamond Domain
Voice actors
English Tom Wayland
Argus Steel's Aegislash
Aegislash is Argus's main Pokémon. It carried Argus around in the Allearth Forest and was the last of his Pokémon to get petrified by Yveltal's Oblivion Wing until Xerneas's Geomancy revived it.
Debut Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
Argus Steel's Doublade
Doublade is one of Argus's Pokémon. It was first seen carrying Millis after Diancie was bathed by Xerneas's Fairy Aura. Later, when Yveltal was on a rampage, Doublade was petrified by its Oblivion Wing and didn't get revived until Xerneas used Geomancy.
Debut Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 中川礼二 Reiji Nakagawa
English Pete Zarustica
Italian Alessandro Capra

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

Argus appeared in the movie adaptation of the 17th movie.


Argus Honedge M17 manga.png
Argus Doublade M17 manga.png
Argus Aegislash M17 manga.png


  • Argus's character design resembles that of Honedge.


Language Name Origin
Japanese アルガス·スティール Argus Steel From steel and steal. His given name may be a reference to ship builder Argus.
English Argus Steel Same as Japanese name
French Richard D'Acier From Richard (Germanic name meaning powerful leader) and acier (steel)
Italian Arsenio Acciaio From ἀρσενικός arsenikos (Greek for virile) and acciaio (steel)
Korean 알거스 스틸 Argus Steel Transliteration of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 阿爾蓋斯·大盜 Ā'ěrgàisī Dàdào Partial transliteration of his Japanese name. His surname literally means thief.

Movie characters
Human protagonists
Sir AaronAliceAudrey and KathrynBiancaCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusNewton Graceland
JuanitaKarlLisaLizabethLorenzoProfessor LundTory LundMarenMelodyMannesNeeshaRafe
RebeccaRowenaSamSheenaSidKidd SummersTonioTowaJack WalkerYuko
Human antagonists
AnnieButlerDamonMarilyn FlameGalenGooneMolly HaleIron-Masked MarauderGrings KodaiLawrence IIIMarcus
Ninja RiotOakleyThe PhantomArgus SteelMillis SteelZero
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)Genesect
GiratinaGroudon (M06)Groudon (M18)HoopaJirachiKeldeoKyogreKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugiaManaphyMew (M01)Mew (M08)
Mewtwo (OS)Mewtwo (BW)MoltresPalkiaPichuPikachutwoRaikouRayquaza (M07)Rayquaza (M18)RegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiram
ShayminSlowkingSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekromZoroarkZorua
BarzaBaron AlbertoBlock BotAliciaAllegraAstridBanksCarolDavidDonukeDundeeEvaDr. FujiGlacineGodeySpencer Hale
Heroes of Truth and IdealsQueen IleneInfiJennyJoeJudyKaiKanataKatoKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLayla
LeekuLuisLuisaMakoMarcus's soldiersMaryMalinManukeMauryMeredithMewtwo's creatorsMirandaMisakiMoose
Mother and daughterPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teamsPegRavineRaymondQueen RinRossShipShip's shipmatesSchuyler
TappTammyTannerTatsukiTobiasThe TravelerUschiMr. White

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