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アクロマ Achroma
Black 2 White 2 Colress.png
Artwork from Black 2 and White 2
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer,
Team Plasma
Member of Team Plasma
Rank BossB2W2
Scientist (anime)
Game animation debut Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer
English voice actor Sean Schemmel
Japanese voice actor Junichi Suwabe
Anime debut Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!
English voice actor Eli James
Japanese voice actor Hiroki Tōchi
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Colress (Japanese: アクロマ Achroma) is a Pokémon researcher and the new boss of Team Plasma, acting under Ghetsis's orders. His goal is to discover the true way to draw out the strength of Pokémon.

In the games

In Pokémon Black and White 2, Colress is first encountered in Castelia Sewers. He is met again at Castelia City, where he tells the player that he disagrees with the old Team Plasma's goals to liberate Pokémon from humans. The player re-encounters Colress on Route 4, where several Crustle block the path. Colress uses his machine to drive the Crustle away and challenges the player to a battle. Colress is once again seen as a participant in the Pokémon World Tournament, matched against the player in the final round of the tournament. He is later encountered on Route 22. Like usual, he talks to the player mostly about Team Plasma.

Later on, during the battle against the new Team Plasma on the Plasma Frigate while at the Giant Chasm, Colress is seen in a chamber, where he reveals that he joined Team Plasma to pursue and research the true strength of Pokémon. After he is defeated in battle, he allows access to Ghetsis's chamber, wanting to see if the player can stop him.

After the player enters the Hall of Fame, Colress continues to dwell in the Plasma Frigate; however, he and the other Team Plasma members have decided to put an end to their ambitions. Colress remains in the chamber when he first met the player on the Plasma Frigate; there, he can then battle the player and will give the player a Master Ball once defeated. He will then move to the stern of the Frigate, where he will battle the player once per day.

In Pokémon X and Y, a Backpacker found on Route 10 references him by saying, "A few years back, this really strange dude named Colress told me that these big stones emit some kind of special energy."


First battle

Second battle

Third battle

Post-game rematches


Castelia Sewers
"You there! That was an excellent demonstration of battling. The way you brought out the power of your Pokémon against an opponent like Team Plasma… Astounding. Simply astounding. Interesting as well. I see…"
Castelia City's Central Plaza
"Oh, it's you again! If it's not an inconvenience, may I have a look at your Pokémon?"
Yes: "I appreciate your cooperation!"
No: "Are you sure? But this is for science."
"Oh! How interesting! Your <Pokémon> seems to display more self-confidence than others of the same species. And you're a Trainer with merely three Badges… Fantastic! I'm not sure how you're doing it, but you're bringing out the power of your Pokémon!"
"Oh, excuse me! I am a scientist. My name is Colress. The theme of my research is: "Bringing out the power of Pokémon." Bringing out the power of Pokémon! Is it possible to bring out their maximum power through the bond they share with their Trainers? Or is there some other, different method? I'd like to test my theory by battling with you. Do you find this acceptable?" (regardless of answer) "Either way, I'll be waiting on Route 4. It's just beyond here!"
Route 4
  • Before battle
"I've been waiting for you! What's the matter? Interested in what's behind me? These are not mere rocks, but the Pokémon known as Crustle. Observe. With this device I created to energize Pokémon, I'll…"
"Those Crustle… Were they just lying here, out of energy, with their boulders on their backs?"
"Team Plasma said we should recognize the potential in Pokémon and liberate them from humans. I disagree. Conversely, it should be humans who bring out the hidden potential in Pokémon!"
"Now that I think of it, I never asked your name. <Player>… I'll remember that name. Well then, I will test you to see if you're a Trainer who can bring out the hidden potential of Pokémon!"
  • Being defeated
"Splendid! You are quite the Trainer!"
  • After being defeated
"I see! Just like the Gym Leaders in each area or the Elite Four and Champion in the Pokémon League, you bring out the power in Pokémon by being kind to them! That's the kind of person you are. I'm extremely grateful for your help. This is a token of my gratitude."
"It's so frustrating! If only we could talk to Pokémon in order to bring out their power! But there's no way a person like that could ever exist! Well then, <player>, I hope to see you again sometime."
Pokémon World Tournament
  • Before battle
"As a researcher, it is the truth and the ideal way things should be that I seek. The latent power of Pokémon… What is the best way to bring it out? If possible, I want it to be the trust between Trainers and their Pokémon, just as it has always been. I look forward to you teaching me that this is indeed true!"
  • Being defeated
"Well done! I learned much from this battle!"
  • If the player is defeated
"Remember our battle on Route 4? Please bring out more of your Pokémon's strength, like you did then!"
  • After being defeated
"Just as I expected! Your Pokémon must be happy to be by your side! You bring out the best in their power!"
  • After winning
"What is this?! Why don't you bring out more power from your Pokémon?!"
  • Inside the building
"By having battles with many Trainers, I can bring out Pokémon Abilities! Eventually, as I continue to battle, the truth of my theory will be evident to all!"
  • Outside the building
"Stop. There's no reason for you to stick your necks into something so dangerous!"
"I don't understand. That's not courage, it's recklessness! Does he think anything is possible simply because he has Pokémon with him? No, no… That's not possible. All Trainers and Pokémon are bound to one another by Poké Balls… Then maybe it is this bond that will allow Trainers to overcome the impossible if they trust their partner Pokémon."
  • When spoken to
"Trust... It's too much of an unknown factor. But if believing in your Pokémon gives you the courage to stand up to Team Plasma... And the courage to help your friends... Then follow them south to the dock!"
Route 22
"The one radiating such a tremendous presence before you is none other than Terrakion!"
"It's been a long time. Terrakion is one of the three Pokémon who protected Pokémon from the flames of a human conflict!"
"It seems likely that Terrakion has picked up the scent of danger that emanates from Team Plasma. It's probably seeking a Pokémon Trainer who has the strength to stand up to them."
"It's very interesting indeed that Terrakion appeared before you! That aside, do you plan to confront Team Plasma?"
Yes: "I see. If that's the case, you must have the power to protect your own Pokémon! Being protected by Pokémon alone doesn't make you a Trainer! It's because Trainers are strong, because they care about their Pokémon, that these Pokémon can also be strong!"
No: "I see! That works as well. You and your Pokémon can proceed down your own path! What you should do is care about your Pokémon to bring out their power to its fullest potential!"
"Here! This is from me!"
"This is a prototype of my device that energizes Pokémon! It doesn't work on battling Pokémon, but you may find it useful for something! Well then, I wish you and your Pokémon a safe journey!"
"Now that I think about it! In the Seaside Cave on Route 21, I saw something that reminded me of when we met on Route 4."
Plasma Frigate
  • Before battle
"Welcome! I was asked by an acquaintance to help with his research. What I desire is to bring out the entirety in Pokémon potential! If I can accomplish that, I don't care what it takes!" (walks a few steps forward) "If it means the strength must be brought out by the interactions between Pokémon and Trainers, then so be it! If it means you have to use a merciless approach, like Team Plasma's, and force out all of the Pokémon's power, then so be it! And yes, if the entire world is destroyed as a result, then so be it..." (steps forward off the stairs) "That aside! The reason I have been traveling all over Unova and battling many Pokémon Trainers is because I was testing the viability of this approach to bringing out the full strength of Pokémon. In that respect, you've done an amazing job. Well now! Tell me if you have the answer I desire or not! If you're ready, come at me!"
  • When spoken to
"It looks like you're ready, then! OK! Let us begin!"
  • First non-KO HP loss
"Come on! More! Bring out your Pokémon's power!"
  • Sending out last Pokémon
"I'm more psyched than I've ever been! I can still go on!"
  • After being defeated
"So this is what it means to draw forth the power hidden in your Pokémon!"
"So strong! You're a very strong Trainer indeed! So let me ask you this! Are you thinking of reaching even higher heights by understanding each other as Pokémon and Trainer?"
Yes: "I see... To me, that is an ideal answer. To think! That's what you actually believe! You bring out the power of your Pokémon with respect and love!"
No: "I see... Is that answer my truth? Even if that's your answer, don't give up! The reason you're so strong is that you treat your Pokémon with respect and love!"
(steps backward) "Excuse me for repeating myself, but if it will make Pokémon stronger, I don't care what it takes! If interacting with Pokémon can increase their powers only to a certain point, then their full strength must be brought out using a scientific approach. Even one without a conscience." (turns back to player) "But you have shown me the potential of your approach. To me, whether Team Plasma wins or whether you win will decide how the relationship between people and Pokémon should be! So where will this be settled? Step on the warp panel on the other side of the room where Kyurem is being held. Good luck in your battle!"
Plasma Frigate (post-game)
  • Before battle (first rematch)
"Could I say that you're curious for coming clear out here?"
"I dissolved Team Plasma. The ones who are left here are deciding what they want to do. I would like to have them decide on their own! There are far more questions in this world that don't have any answers! Well then... Please show me you and your Pokémon's strength once again!"
  • Upon first non-KO HP loss
"Come! Satisfy my urge to battle!"
  • Sending out last Pokémon
"Marvelous! I shall believe in my Pokémon!"
  • Last Pokémon at critical health
"If-if I'd believed more, could I have drawn out my Pokémon's power?"
  • When defeated
"The bonds between us... Does the fact that we can't see them make them even more real?"
  • After being defeated
"In Pokémon battles where you can't afford to make a mistake, the true nature of the Trainer's personality becomes clear. I see! If Trainers believe in their Pokémon to the fullest extreme, as you do, their Pokémon partners will also give everything they have! So that must be the answer I've been looking for. Still, I'm glad you won. For one thing, I detested Ghetsis from the start!"
"Take this with you! This Master Ball can catch any kind of Pokémon! Ghetsis was saving it, but you'll probably put it to better use! "
"If you'd like, please have a Pokémon battle with me again! Indeed, I'm having trouble deciding what to do next as well."
  • Before battle (second rematch onwards)
"Even the same Pokémon can exhibit different strengths depending on the Trainer! It's so interesting! Very, very interesting! Well now! Give me but a moment of your time!"
No: "And I went to all the trouble to come here, too... You're an unkind person."
Yes: "The invisible force that exists between you and your Pokémon... This time I will determine what it is!"
  • After being defeated
"The things you and your Pokémon have seen and felt... Do they belong to you and you alone? If you would, please have another Pokémon battle with me. By facing you, I feel as if I can see what I should do from now on."


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Official artwork from the
Best Wishes series


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In the anime

Colress in the anime

Colress debuted in Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!, conducting experiments with wild Pokémon in an attempt to bring out their true strength. From his base in an abandoned observatory outside of Floccesy Town, he used a large machine to generate electromagnetic waves that resonated with small devices on the wild Pokémon's foreheads, increasing their aggression and attack power while also rendering them subservient to Team Plasma's commands. Unfortunately for the villains, the mind-control device's EM waves also leaked into the surrounding wilderness, driving the local Pokémon to attack Floccesy Town and revealing their presence in the area. When Ash, his friends, and Looker arrived in the observatory, Colress released his mind-controlled Pokémon on them to test their strength. Impressed by their Pokémon's ability to match his brainwashed Pokémon, he planted one of his controlling devices on Pikachu, forcing him to fight his Trainer. However, Ash's encouragement allowed Pikachu to fight against the EM waves, eventually causing the device to break and freeing Pikachu, much to Colress's amazement. Before he could gather further data, Team Rocket showed up, using one of their miniature robots to steal Colress's research data from his computer before quickly reciting their motto and making an escape with their balloon. With the mind-controlled Pokémon freed, Colress and the Team Plasma Grunts he had with him retreated, destroying the observatory with a self-destruct mechanism to get rid of all possible evidence.

Colress appeared again in Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!, where it was revealed that he had upgraded his Pokémon-controlling machine with his remaining research data. Instead of emitting radio waves to activate separate receivers on its targets, the machine now fired a narrow energy beam which instantly brought any Pokémon it hit under Team Plasma's control. Using this machine, Colress took control of a Haxorus, which he sent rampaging in a city. When Ash and his friends arrived and sent their Pokémon to stop Haxorus, Colress used his machine to take control of Iris's Dragonite, giving the heroes a lot more trouble to deal with. Suddenly Team Rocket appeared, attempting to steal Colress's machine. A battle between Jessie and James's Woobat and Amoonguss and Aldith's Liepard then took place, during which one of Liepard's Shadow Balls accidentally hit the machine, breaking it and freeing Haxorus and Dragonite from his control. Realizing that they were at a disadvantage, Colress and the Plasma Grunts retreated.

Colress appeared briefly in Secrets From Out of the Fog! with Aldith, discussing Team Plasma's plans with Ghetsis on a videophone call.

Colress appeared again in Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!. Team Rocket invaded his newest laboratory and drew his security - consisting of Aldith, Barret and some other Plasma Grunts - into a trap in the woods. Once Colress was alone, Meowth approached him and attempted to convince him to join Team Rocket. Colress refused, but offered to allow Meowth to participate in an experiment to increase his strength. Meowth agreed, having undergone training to resist the mind control device. However, Colress still managed to take control of Meowth, and ordered him to attack Jessie and James. Using Frillish and Amoonguss, they managed to snap him out of it before escaping. Later, Colress was seen with his Grunts reporting to Ghetsis, who revealed information about the Light Stone to them.

In Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!, Colress appeared with the rest of Team Plasma to commence their operation at the White Ruins. While Aldith, Barret and many other Grunts ambushed the workers at the site, Colress used his perfected machine to seize control of the workers' Pokémon and turn them on their Trainers. In Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!, he also took control of Pikachu again, forcing N to surrender the Light Stone to Team Plasma in exchange for Ash's safety. He appeared again in What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!, aiding Ghetsis in taking control of the awakened Reshiram. When Ash and Pikachu tried to stop him, he used his machine on Pikachu yet again. However, this time Pikachu was able to fight against its control, and - together with Reshiram - destroyed Colress's machine once and for all, thus freeing the controlled Pokémon. Later Colress and the other Team Plasma members were arrested by Looker, thus bringing the team down. As Officer Jenny took Team Plasma into custody, Colress mentioned his next project will be a device that allows Pokémon to communicate with people.


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Colress's Galvantula
Galvantula was one of the Pokémon Colress used to test the original version of his mind-control device. It appeared to be one of Colress' favorites, as he called it his "star test subject", but passed out when Colress attempted to increase the intensity of the EM waves. After it recovered, it was forced to fight against Ash's Pikachu and Iris's Axew. It was eventually released from Colress's control when Team Rocket stole his data and deactivated the machine.

Galvantula's known moves are Thunderbolt and Electro Ball.

Debut Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!
Colress's Beartic
Beartic was one of Colress' test subjects in the Floccesy Town observatory. It was also forced to fight against Ash's Pikachu and Iris's Axew. It was eventually released from Colress's control when Team Rocket stole his computer's data.

Beartic's only known move is Ice Beam.

Debut Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!
Voice actors
English Tom Wayland
Colress's Scolipede

Colress's Scolipede
Scolipede (×2)
Colress used his mind-control machine to take control of a Scolipede on two separate occasions.

The first Scolipede was one of the Pokémon Colress used in his initial research, being subjected to EM waves within the old Floccesy Town observatory. It was forced to fight against Ash's Pikachu, and was eventually released from Colress' control when Team Rocket stole his data.

In Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!, Colress tested out the upgraded version of his mind-control machine on another Scolipede. After the Scolipede fired off an attack, Colress turned his machine off, reverting the Scolipede back to its normal state.

The first Scolipede's only known move is Poison Tail.
The second Scolipede's only known move is Solar Beam.

Debut Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Marc Thompson
Colress's Mienshao
Mienshao was another of the Pokémon Colress used in his initial research. It was forced to fight against Iris's Axew, and was eventually released from Colress' control when Team Rocket stole his data.

Mienshao's known moves are Low Sweep and High Jump Kick.

Debut Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!
Voice actors
English Tom Wayland
Ash's Pikachu
Main article: Ash's Pikachu

During the battle against the controlled Pokémon in the abandoned observatory, Colress was impressed by Ash's Pikachu's strength. Deciding to use the Electric Mouse for his tests, he attached a receiver to Pikachu and turned his EM wave generator to maximum output. Although Pikachu was forced to attack his Trainer, Ash was able to encourage him to fight against the machine. After a struggle, he managed to destroy the receiver on his head, freeing himself from Colress's control.

In Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!, Colress used his perfected mind-control device to take control of Pikachu again. This time, Ash's pleas did not get through to him, and Colress forced the Mouse Pokémon to viciously attack his Trainer. Colress ultimately freed him from control once N traded the Light Stone for Ash's safety.

In What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!, during the final battle against Team Plasma, Colress took control of Pikachu for the third time. This time, however, Pikachu was able to fight against the force that controlled him, even disobeying his orders and attacking Reshiram, which was also under Colress's control. Even though Colress fired his device on Pikachu again, he was able to keep fighting, and, together with the similarly-rebelling Reshiram, destroyed the control machine, freeing the controlled Pokémon once and for all.

Debut Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!
Voice actors
Japanese Ikue Ohtani
English Ikue Ohtani
Rhoder's Haxorus
Colress took control of a Haxorus belonging to a Trainer called Rhoder with his upgraded mind-controlling machine, sending it on a rampage. When the machine was broken, it was freed from Colress' control, ending its rampage and allowing Rhoder to return it to its Poké Ball.

Haxorus's known moves are Hyper Beam, Shadow Claw, and Hidden Power.

Debut Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!
Iris's Dragonite
Main article: Iris's Dragonite

When Ash and his friends attempted to stop Haxorus, Colress used his machine to take control of Iris's Dragonite, sending him on a rampage just like Haxorus. When the machine was broken, he was freed from Colress' control, ending his rampage and allowing Iris to return him to his Poké Ball.

Debut Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!
Voice actors
Japanese Kensuke Satō
English Kensuke Satō
Team Rocket's Meowth
Main article: Meowth (Team Rocket)

When Team Rocket teamed up with Colress to use his machine to amplify Meowth's power, he double-crossed them and had Meowth attack them. Frillish and Amoonguss were used to calm Meowth long enough for Jessie and James to snap him out of Colress' control.

Debut Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!
Voice actors
Japanese Inuko Inuyama
English Carter Cathcart
Cedric Juniper's assistant's Golurk
Golurk (multiple)
At the White Ruins, Colress seized control of several Golurk from Cedric Juniper's assistants using his perfected machine so they could be used to aid Team Plasma's mission. They were freed from Colress' control when Pikachu and Reshiram rebelled against him and destroyed the control machine.

Golurk's known moves are Charge Beam, Telekinesis, and Shadow Ball.

Debut Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!
Cedric Juniper's assistant's Timburr
Timburr (multiple)
At the White Ruins, Colress seized control of several Timburr and Conkeldurr from Cedric Juniper's assistants using his perfected machine so they could be used to aid Team Plasma's mission. They were freed from Colress' control when Pikachu and Reshiram rebelled against him and destroyed the control machine.

None of Timburr's moves are known.

Debut Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!
Cedric Juniper's assistant's Conkeldurr
Conkeldurr (multiple)
At the White Ruins, Colress seized control of several Timburr and Conkeldurr from Cedric Juniper's assistants using his perfected machine so they could be used to aid Team Plasma's mission. They were freed from Colress' control when Pikachu and Reshiram rebelled against him and destroyed the control machine.

None of Conkeldurr's moves are known.

Debut Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!
Anthea's Gothitelle
Colress took control of Gothitelle when Anthea and Concordia arrived to fight Ghetsis and Team Plasma. It was freed from Colress' control when Pikachu and Reshiram rebelled against him and destroyed the control machine.

Gothitelle's known moves are Psychic, Protect, and Psybeam.

Debut What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!
Voice actors
English Emily Jenness
Concordia's Gardevoir
Colress took control of Gardevoir when Anthea and Concordia arrived to fight Ghetsis and Team Plasma. It was freed from Colress' control when Pikachu and Reshiram rebelled against him and destroyed the control machine.

Gardevoir's known moves are Protect, Magical Leaf, and Signal Beam.

Debut What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara
English Michele Knotz
Ghetsis's Reshiram
Main article: Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime → Reshiram

Once Ghetsis had managed to awaken Reshiram, Colress used his machine to take control of it. However, thanks to Ash, N, and Pikachu, Reshiram started to fight against its controller, and, together with Pikachu, destroyed the control machine, freeing the controlled Pokémon once and for all. Afterwards, Reshiram bid farewell with N and flew away.

Debut What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 東地宏樹 Hiroki Tōchi
諏訪部順一 Jun'ichi Suwabe (B2W2AT)
English Eli James
Sean Schemmel (B2W2AT)
Finnish Ilkka Villi
Polish Adam Krylik
Brazilian Portuguese Ricardo Teles​
European Spanish Jesús Maniega
José Luis Angulo (B2W2AT)

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Colress in Pokémon Adventures
Colress as the Hood Man

Colress appeared as an antagonist, helping Team Plasma with their goal of Pokémon liberation. Colress' first appearance was as a competitor in the Unova Pokémon League, where he was disguised as the cloak-bearing Hood Man (Japanese: フードマン Hood Man). He managed to sneak in without having earned any of the eight Unova Gym Badges. After battling his way through Victory Road, he eventually made it into the top 8. In the quarterfinals match, he was paired up against Marlon. Although Marlon managed to disable the moves of Colress' Beheeyem, Colress came out on top and advanced to the next round. After leaving, he noted that participating in the League and observing powerful Trainers would help him in his research. In the semifinals, Colress faced his next opponent, Cheren. Although Cheren initially struggled due to his Snivy's disappointing strength, he switched it out for his Unfezant and quickly defeated Colress's Beheeyem with a U-turn.

Later, when Cheren battled with Black, Colress talked to Zinzolin about his theory that a cold heart was the best way to bring out a Pokémon's true strength. Although Zinzolin stated that his theory was correct, Colress noted that - in his battles - he was able to see varying styles from many strong Trainers that brought out their Pokémon's strength. When White discovered that the two were actually members of Team Plasma, she attempted to expose them to everyone at the League. Although she was successful, Colress had his Beheeyem use Teleport to transport her to N's room inside his castle.

When Team Plasma made their attack on the Pokémon League and N's Castle rose from the ground, Colress returned to prevent the Elite Four from helping in the battle. There, he revealed that he had been given Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus and that he intended on battling the Elite Four to discover how to transform the three into their Therian Formes. He discovered that a special mirror was the key to transforming the three Pokémon. When Ghetsis was defeated by Black, Colress rushed in to assist him. Using his Beheeyem, Colress freed Ghetsis, causing Black to be sealed into the Light Stone, and Teleported himself and Ghetsis away. Afterwards, he talked to Ghetsis, who thanked him for his assistance. Ghetsis expressed a desire to work with him again, but Colress only agreed as long as it did not impede his research.

Two years later, he attacked Aspertia City for a test-run of Genesect's abilities. There, he encountered Lack-Two and Looker, who happened to be in the area. Lack-Two attempted to capture Genesect, noticing that Colress was controlling it with a machine and inferring that it must still be a wild Pokémon. With the help of his Dewott, Lack-Two succeeded in capturing Genesect. Defeated, Colress commended Lack-Two's strength and left, revealing that he had become the new leader of Team Plasma and telling the two that Ghetsis was the one to ask if they wished to discover why. Later, he arrived at the Plasma Frigate to check up on the new Grunt uniforms he had designed. He met with Ghetsis and stated that they should meet with Zinzolin.


Colress's Beheeyem
Beheeyem is Colress's first known Pokémon. Beheeyem was used to manipulate weak-minded people into releasing their Pokémon so that more people would be influenced by this and do the same. It was first used to battle Marlon's Jellicent and despite having Energy Ball disabled via Cursed Body, it won with a super effective Shadow Ball. Later, it was used against Cheren's Unfezant and was defeated by a super effective U-turn. When White attempted to rat Colress out, Beheeyem was used to Teleport her out of the stadium. Beheeyem also freed Ghetsis from a Stone Edge trap, slammed Black against Reshiram as it retracted into the Light Stone, and Teleported Ghetsis and Colress away from N's Castle.

Beheeyem's known moves are Recover, Calm Mind, Energy Ball, Shadow Ball, and Teleport, and its Ability is Telepathy.

Debut The Tournament Continues
Colress's Klink
Klink is one of Colress's Pokémon. It was first used to battle Cheren's Snivy at the Unova League. It was able to easily overpower Snivy, but was later switched out with Beheeyem.

None of Klink's moves are known.

Debut Something Suspicious
Colress's Klinklang
Klinklang is one of Colress's Pokémon. It was first used to keep Colress in the air while he battled the Elite Four. When Grimsley managed to out-speed it during his battle with Colress, it was exchanged with Genesect.

Klinklang's known moves are Shift Gear and Gear Grind.

Debut Cold Hard Truth


Colress's Tornadus
Colress was given Tornadus in order to figure out how to change Tornadus between his Incarnate and Therian Formes. To do so, Colress used him to battle against the Elite Four to collect data.

None of Tornadus's moves are known, and its Ability in its Incarnate Forme is Prankster.

Debut Battle on a Roller Coaster
Colress's Thundurus
Colress was given Thundurus in order to figure out how to change Thundurus between his Incarnate and Therian Formes. To do so, Colress used him to battle against the Elite Four to collect data.

None of Thundurus's moves are known, and its Ability in its Incarnate Forme is Prankster.

Debut Battle on a Roller Coaster
Colress's Landorus
Colress was given Landorus in order to figure out how to change Landorus between his Incarnate and Therian Formes. To do so, Colress used him to battle against the Elite Four to collect data.

None of Landorus's moves are known, and its Ability in its Incarnate Forme is Sand Force.

Debut A Stormy Time in the Battle Subway
Colress's Genesect
Genesect was first used by Colress at the Pokémon League. It was used to escape from Grimsley by flying away with its High-Speed Flight Form. In the Black 2 & White 2 chapter, Genesect was used by Colress to attack Lack-Two and Looker. After a long battle, Lack-Two managed to capture Genesect.

Genesect's only known move is Techno Blast.

Debut The Shadow Triad

In the TCG

Main article: Colress (Plasma Storm 118)
Full Art print of Colress

Colress was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Black & White Series (the Japanese BW Era). First released in the Japanese Plasma Gale expansion, it was later released in the Team Plasma's Powered Half Deck and Team Plasma Battle Gift Set before debuting in English in the Plasma Storm expansion, with all prints featuring an illustration based on the Yusuke Ohmura artwork of the character. It was also released as a Full Art card in the Plasma Gale and Plasma Storm expansions, with an illustration by Kanako Eo. Colress allows the player to shuffle their hand into their deck, then draw as many cards as there are Benched Pokémon, the player's as well as the opponent's.


  • Colress does not have an introduction and VS sprite the first two times he is fought. The third time, he has the Team Plasma template used by N and Ghetsis. In the post-Champion rematches, he uses the basic template used for battles against Gym Leaders, rivals, and Benga.
    • Colress's unique battle background music, 戦闘! アクロマ Battle! Colress, is not used in the first battle against him; it is first heard when he is fought on the Plasma Frigate and is kept for rematches.
  • Colress bears a striking resemblance to Ein, both in terms of appearance and motive. Both are scientists who wear glasses and a white lab coat and have a hair flick. Furthermore, they both strive to unlock the potential in Pokémon, and side with the evil team of their respective games.


Language Name Origin
Japanese アクロマ Achroma From achromatic.
English Colress From colorless.
French Nikolaï From ni (neither) and couleur (color).
German Achromas Similar to Japanese name.
Italian Acromio Similar to Japanese name.
Spanish Acromo Similar to Japanese name.
Korean 아크로마 Akeuroma From Japanese name.
Chinese (Mandarin) 阿克羅瑪 Ākèluómǎ Transliteration of his Japanese name.

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