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ワルダック Wardack
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Orre
Relatives Unnamed grandfather
Trainer class Cipher Head
Generation III
Games Pokémon Colosseum
Member of Cipher
Rank Head

Evice (Japanese: ワルダック Wardack) is the criminal mastermind behind Cipher's activities in Orre. He is the only character in the games to have the Trainer class Cipher Head (Japanese: シャドーのボス Shadow Boss).

He disguises himself as the mayor of Phenac City under the name of Es Cade (Japanese: バックレー Backley). In his disguise, he is a fat and jolly gentleman who appears to be worried about the increase in crime caused by Cipher and Team Snagem, yet as the head of Cipher, he appears to have done nothing to stop either of them, ensuring that Snagem and Cipher work without interference.

In the games

Mayor Es Cade in his office at Phenac City

When the player and Rui first arrive in Phenac City, members of Cipher surround the city. One of them, Nascour, is seen leaving Es Cade's house. The player chases away the Cipher operatives from Phenac City, and Es Cade promises to investigate Cipher in return. However, he ends up leaving Phenac City shortly thereafter in a rage.

After the player defeats Nascour, the supposed leader of Cipher, at the newly constructed Tower Colosseum, Es Cade appears and reveals his secret identity as Evice, the secret leader of Cipher, whom even Nascour reports to. Furious for the damages done to his Shadow Pokémon plan, Evice challenges the player to one final battle to put a stop to him. However, he ends up being defeated, with even his ace, the ultimate Shadow Pokémon, Tyranitar, standing no chance. After the battle, Chief Sherles arrives to arrest Evice, but the rotund villain tries to make a quick getaway with a helicopter. His escape plan is put to a quick stop, however, as the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh appears and shoots down his helicopter with Sacred Fire, putting Evice's evil scheme to an end. He and Nascour are subsequently arrested by Sherles.

While Evice does not appear in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, he is mentioned by various NPCs. A woman in the Pokémon HQ Lab states that he is still safely behind bars, and Chief Sherles states that he was not the true leader of Cipher after all.


Before snagging Tyranitar

After snagging Tyranitar


Evice revealing his true identity
For the quotes as Mayor Es Cade in Phenac City, see Mayor Es Cade → Quotes
  • As Es Cade, after Nascour is defeated
"Enough! Don't embarrass yourself, Nascour!"
"My, my. That certainly was a battle worth seeing. I must be honest with you. I never imaged that you would get this far."
"Oh, dear me. Do you fail to understand still? You're such an innocent child. At times, I am the affable mayor of Phenac... And at others, I am the secret boss of the criminal syndicate Cipher... I am Evice, and I shall rule the world!"
  • Before battle
"How dare you meddle in our affairs so thoroughly! The Shadow Pokémon plan, we can resurrect from the start. But you two... you'll never be forgiven! I'll destroy you utterly so you may never again rise against me!"
  • Before battle, if the player was previously defeated
"Ah, it's good to see you. Indeed it is. I've been worried about you. I was worried that you'd run off out of fear of me! Hohoho! Now, are you prepared to be devastated once again?"
"Hahah! I'll happily humiliate you as often as you're willing!"
  • Being defeated
"Noooooooh! Even my ultimate Pokémon!"
  • After being defeated
"Blast you! Don't forget what you've done, <player>! It won't end this way next time! I will ruin you the next time, I promise you that!"
"Waahahah! Let us meet again! Our bid to take over the world using Shadow Pokémon hasn't ended yet!"


  • Evice's name appears to be a combination of "evil" and "vice." "Vice", in addition to implying wrongdoing, may also imply the possibility that Evice isn't the true leader of Cipher. This is confirmed by Sherles in Pokémon XD, where he mentions that Evice wasn't the absolute leader to begin with. Instead, the position of Cipher's leader is held by Greevil, a character who hadn't appeared in Colosseum.
    • It is unclear if this was always intended to be the case or was a retcon in XD. A resident of The Under references a man who made a fortune in the mines of the city that he hopes used his money for good; the line appeared to be referring to Evice originally but could also have been referring to Greevil all along.
  • Evice's grandfather founded Phenac City by drawing water to the previously parched land and later became its first mayor.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png European French Nosfrat
Germany Flag.png German Intrigo
Italy Flag.png Italian Malerio
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Néfiro

Cipher Head

Language Title
France Flag.png European French Leader Ombre
Germany Flag.png German Obercrypto
Italy Flag.png Italian Capo Cripto
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Jefe Cífer

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


Orre Trainer classes
Area LeaderBodybuilderChaserCipher AdminCipher PeonCooltrainerFun Old ManHunterMt BtlMaster
Myth TrainerPregymleaderResearcherRiderRogueSim TrainerSupertrainerTeam SnagemSnagem HeadWorker
Colosseum only:
AthleteBandana GuyCipherCipher HeadDeep KingFun Old LadyGlasses ManGuyLadyLady in Suit
Miror B.PeonMystery TroopRich BoyRoller BoyShady GuySt.PerformerTeacher
XD: Gale of Darkness only:
BeautyCasual DudeCasual GuyCipher CmdrCipher R&DCurmudgeonGrand MasterKaminko Aide
MatronMystery ManNavigatorNewscasterRobo GroudonSailorSpyThugWanderer

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