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Cyrus

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Cyrus
アカギ Akagi
Diamond Pearl Cyrus.png
Art from Diamond and Pearl
Age 27
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blue
Hometown Sunyshore City
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Parents, grandfather
Trainer class Boss
Generation IV
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Member of Team Galactic
Rank Boss
Anime debut Losing Its Lustrous
English voice actor Sean Schemmel
Japanese voice actor Kenta Miyake

Cyrus (Japanese: アカギ Akagi) is the boss of Team Galactic, a man aiming to create a world without spirit. He is the only character in the games to have the Trainer class Galactic Boss (Japanese: ギンガだんボス Team Galactic Boss).

In the games

As the boss of Team Galactic, Cyrus is the nihilistic main antagonist of the Sinnoh games, with the ultimate goal of summoning Dialga and Palkia in order to destroy the universe so that he may start it again as its god. Born and raised in Sunyshore City, he was known to be a good, albeit asocial, student, and so preferred the company of machines over humans and Pokémon. Despite being such a good student, however, he did not live up to his parents' expectations, and so felt rejected. Sometime after this, he decided emotions were the source of all strife in the world, and that only the elimination of emotions, along with spirit, could be the end of fighting in the world, which lead to his plan and actions during the storyline in Sinnoh. His grandfather, who lives on Route 228 in Pokémon Platinum, regrets not taking him in during his time of need. It is also notable that Cyrus is very persistent in order to reach his dream. After being defeated one final time by the player, he ominously hints that someday make his ultimate goal into a reality. In the Distortion World (Pokémon Platinum), it is questionable what happened to him, as he simply walks away, deeper into the world, and is not encountered on the player's return visit.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

The player first meets him in Mt. Coronet, but he does not battle, nor give his name. Later on, the two men guarding Lake Valor will mention his name in passing, though Cyrus himself is not identified until he introduces himself after the player defeats a Galactic Grunt and investigates the ruins in Celestic Town.

After his defeat at the Spear Pillar, Cyrus claims he will have revenge and disappears. His assets and duties are left to Saturn.

First battle



Second battle



Quotes

Mt. Coronet
"According to one theory, Mt. Coronet is where the Sinnoh region began. In a newly created world... A world where only time flowed and space expanded.. There should have been no strife. But what became of that world? Because the human spirit is weak and incomplete, strife has appeared... This world is being ruined by it...I find the state of things to be deplorable..."
Celestic Town
"There appears to have been an insignificant struggle here. Everyone should step back and view things from a bigger perspective. Yes, a bigger perspective, one that is on a universal scale. My name is Cyrus. I seek the power to create a new world, a world without strife. However that power seems to be unavailable here... We've met before, yes? It was at Mt. Coronet. If you discover any power derived from the legends of Sinnoh, inform me. For that power is what I need to create my new world."
Team Galactic HQ
  • Before battle
"I see. You must be the Trainer I've been hearing about. The foolhardy one that's trying to stand up to Team Galactic. Although I'd hardly expected to see that the Trainer is a mere child. I'd heard that our Commanders had a rough time with you... I know why you're here, I can sense it in you. It's about Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf, correct? You want to save them... I no longer have any need for them. I am finished with them. If your heart aches to save them, go right ahead, I couldn't care less. It will save me the trouble of disposing of them."
"But I must say... You are a remarkable specimen. Those Pokémon have nothing to do with you, do they not? But still you came to rescue them out of pity? Such pitifully useless emotions... It's illogical and irrational. Pity and compassion are products of the weak and lacking human heart. You were compelled to come here by vacuous sentimentality! I will make you regret paying heed to your heart!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"My last Pokémon."
  • During battle (last Pokémon with less than half HP)
"I see... I may lose if this pace continues..."
  • Being defeated
"Interesting and quite curious."
  • After being defeated
"I see. You are indeed strong. And the basis of your power is your compassion toward Pokémon. How wasteful... Such emotions are but mere illusions. And, like all illusions, they fade over time until death banishes them forever. That is why I have abandoned all emotions as useless sentimentality. But that doesn't matter. I doubt you will ever understand my position. That said, I recognize that you are strong and courageous to come alone. This is your reward."
"The Master Ball is the ultimate Poké Ball. It will unfailingly catch any Pokémon in the wild. But it is not anything that I require. Unlike you Trainers, I do not make Pokémon my friends or partners. Unlike other Team Galactic members, I don't use Pokémon as tools. Instead, I make the power of Pokémon my own. If you wish to save the Pokémon from the lakes, take the warp panel ahead. I am off to Mt. Coronet. That's correct. Mt. Coronet. Where you and I first met. I will ascend the mountain to its peak and put an end to everything... No. I will bring about a new beginning for everything..."
Spear Pillar
"Now all will end. And everything will begin. With this Red Chain I will pry open the portal to another dimension. I command that you unleash all your power for me... DialgaD/PalkiaP the mythical Pokémon and the master of timeD/spaceP! This will bring about the destruction of all things. With everything gone, there will be no fighting and no strife. Can you feel timeD/spaceP distorting? Only I can choose to stop it. This is the mythical Pokémon that created Sinnoh! DialgaD/PalkiaP the ancient deity of timeD/spaceP! This world cannot be molded into the ultimate world I seek! It's far easier to create an entirely new world than to change this one! A new world in which I am the ruler of all things! I shall become a deity!"
"Oh! DialgaD/PalkiaP... This is... Fantastic! Beautiful! It's the creating of a new galaxy! My new world! ... Wh-what?!"
  • Before battle
"The Red Chain! It crumbled away to nothing?! But why? Why would Mesprit, the Pokémon of Lake Verity, appear by your side? But never mind that! It's all destroyed! My galaxy is gone! I won't allow this... I will capture those three again and craft another Red Chain! But before I even think about that, I'm going to completely crush you!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"I admit that you have pushed me to this extreme."
  • During battle (last Pokémon with less than half HP)
"This... this cannot be! It's not possible that I lose!"
  • Being defeated
"I won't admit this! The power spoken of in mythology... I didn't just make it obey me, I made it my own!"
  • After being defeated
"What is truly ultimate to you? What do you consider perfection? The most important thing... What shines the brightest... Telling you is meaningless. But I will not give up. I will become a deity one day... And I will make the ultimate mine..."

Pokémon Platinum

Cyrus in the opening of Platinum

Cyrus has, in a way, more of a role in Platinum, as he is first met at Lake Verity near the start of the game. He is also met in front of the statue in Eterna City. Unlike before, he is first battled in the ruins of Celestic Town. After summoning both Dialga and Palkia at the Spear Pillar, he is taken by Giratina to the Distortion World. After the player battles Giratina, Cyrus stays in the Distortion World, still vowing to create a world without spirit.

First battle



Second battle



Third battle



Quotes

Lake Verity
"...The flowing time... The expanding space... I will make it all mine one day... Cyrus is my name. Remember it... Until then, sleep while you can, legendary Pokémon of the lake bed...."
"Allow me to pass. Step aside."
Eterna City
"...So, this is Eterna's Pokémon statue... Shaping our world are time and space in an intertwining spiral. Revered in Sinnoh are the Pokémon of time and space... Sinnoh's myth... Its truth needs investigation..."
"...Pardon me. Stand aside."
"..."
Mt. Coronet
"According to one theory, Mt. Coronet is where the Sinnoh region began. In a newly created world... A world where only time flowed and space expanded... There should have been no strife. But what became of the world? Because the human spirit is weak and incomplete, strife has spread... This world is being ruined by it... I find this state of affairs deplorable..."
Celestic Town
  • Before battle
"I would like to know more about that legend, if you will."
"My name is Cyrus. I want to put an end to pointless strife and hostility. I am seeking the power to create the ideal world. Thus, I want you to answer. The world today can't change because the three Pokémon keep it in balance. Is that what you are saying?"
"...Plead ignorance, will you? What a pointless attitude. You fail to appreciate that the world is incomplete. I will change the world. As the first step, I will destroy this cave painting that you've protected all these years. A new legend of a new world will take its place. Am I wrong? If you feel that way, challenge me."
"...I know you, Trainer. We've met at Mt. Coronet. Why would to protect this incomplete world? As the boss of Team Galactic, I will show you the error of your ways."
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"You've forced my hand this time!"
  • Being defeated
"Impressive. Your prowess is notable."
  • After being defeated
"...Remarkable. But, Elder, your attitude told me what I needed to know. If the beings of time and space are brought together, they can't be stopped..."
Team Galactic HQ
"Fellow members of Team Galactic! Hear me! My name, as I appear to you today, is Cyrus. This world of ours is a crude one. In a word, it is incomplete. It has been, and always will be, a struggle to survive in this world. We humans and Pokémon are likewise incomplete. Because we are all so lacking, we fight, we maim... It is ugly. I hate the incompleteness. That we are all incomplete, I hate it with my entire body and being. The world should be complete. The world must change. Then, who will change it? Me, Cyrus. And Team Galactic. Yes, all of you. Together we pored over myths and exposed their secrets. Together we captured legendary Pokémon. And now, Team Galactic has obtained the energy to change the world! The power of dreams is within our grasp! Understand it, fellow members! My long-held dreamworld is on the verge of becoming reality. All those headed to Mt. Coronet, and those who remain here... Though our missions may differ, our hearts beat as one. Let there be glory for Team Galactic!"
  • Before battle
"...So you've come. You heard my speech, I take it. Snicker... A big lie, of course. It's true, insofar as my intention is to create a new world. But that world isn't for the likes of Team Galactic. I seek an entirely new world solely for myself. If not, it could never be the complete and perfect world. You've seen my minions of Team Galactic. You yourself must know that they are uniformly useless and incomplete."
"I know why you're here. I can sense it in you. It's about Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf, correct? You want to save them... I no longer have any need for them. I am finished with them. If your heart aches to save them, go right ahead. I couldn't care less. It will save me the trouble of disposing them."
"But, I must say... You are a remarkable specimen. Those Pokémon have nothing to do with you, do they? But still you come to rescue them out of pity? Such pitifully useless emotions... It's illogical and irrational. Pity and compassion are products of the weak and faulty human heart. You were compelled to come here by such vacuous sentimentality! I will make you regret paying heed to your heart!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"My last Pokémon."
  • During battle (last Pokémon with less than half HP)
"I see... I may lose if this pace continues..."
  • Being defeated
"Interesting. And quite curious."
  • After being defeated
"I see... You are indeed strong. And the basis of your power is your compassion towards Pokémon."
"...How wasteful... Such emotions are but mere illusions. And, like all illusions, they fade over time until death banishes them forever. That is why I have abandoned all emotions as useless as sentimentality."
"...But that doesn't matter. I doubt you will ever understand my position. That said, I recognize that you are strong and courageous to come alone. This is your reward."
"The Master Ball is the ultimate Poké Ball. It will unfailingly catch any Pokémon in the wild. But it is not anything that I require. Unlike you Trainers, I do not make Pokémon my friends or partners. Unlike other Team Galactic members, I don't use Pokémon as tools. Instead, I make the power of Pokémon my own."
"If you wish to save the Pokémon from the lakes, take the warp panel ahead. I am off to Mt. Coronet. I will ascend the mountain to its peak where destiny awaits me. It is there that I will create my new world..."
Spear Pillar
"... ... Everything is ready for the creation of a new world. Now, all will end. And everything will begin. With this, the Red Chain made from the crystals of the three lake Pokémon. And this, the Red Chain I replicated with technological means... With these Red Chains I will pry open the portal to another dimension. I command that you unleash your power for me..."
"Dialga, the mythical Pokémon, and the master of time! ...And the other. Palkia, the mythical Pokémon, and the master of space and dimensions!"
"I've waited so long for this moment, Dialga and Palkia. Shaping this world is a double spiral of time and space. Yes, the very things that you have the ability to control! You will do my bidding! I will have your abilities as mine! With the power I wield, I will create an entirely new world! The incomplete and ugly world we have now can disappear. I am resetting everything to zero. Nothing can remain. It is all for making the ultimate world. A world of complete perfection. Nothing so vague and incomplete as spirit can remain."
"...I should have expected as much. Uxie, "The Being of Knowledge." Azelf, "The Being of Willpower." And Mesprit, "The Being of Emotion"..."
"The Pokémon have come to protect Sinnoh? Pathetic and worthless. It takes the three of them, the three lake Pokémon that symbolize spirit, to balance either the Pokémon of time or space. But they can't maintain balance against the two. Not when both Dialga and Palkia are here. Their coming here is in vain. So much meaningless drama. Now, <player>. You've constantly interfered with my plans, but you will be forgiven. After all, there will remain no spirit for all time when I am done. All spirit will disappear. It will be ripped away... From you! From your Pokémon! From those precious to you...! It is time! My dream will be my reality!"
"What is this pressure I feel...? Something...is enraged?"
"Interesting. So, there is a Pokémon that can only appear as a shadow."
"Regardless, the effort is rash and foolish. I have harnessed the powers of Dialga and Palkia..."
"I, Cyrus, won't have any more interferererererere...!"
Distortion World
"...The shadowy Pokémon isn't here. It abandoned me here, then disappeared somewhere farther down... Was it content to merely interfere with my plan...? Incidentally, do you understand the concept of genes?"
Yes: "...If it's true, you've impressed me.
No: "...No, of course, you wouldn't.
Either way: Genes can be considered the blueprints of all life-forms. That includes humans and Pokémon alike. Genes are contained in a DNA strand. A DNA strand consists of 2 chains of opposing characteristics in a spiral. If one of the chains were to be broken, the other could replicate it. One or the other cannot exist without its opposite."
"Do you understand where I am going with this? This is a bizarre world. Time doesn't flow. Space isn't stable. Only that shadowy Pokémon lives here. This world is the opposite of our world-- our world I wish to change. It is like the two chains composing the strand of DNA. The two worlds must be balancing each other to remain in existence. Without one, the other cannot exist. The shadowy Pokémon must play a role in keeping the worlds in balance. That is why it must have interfered and brought me here. The shadowy Pokémon must have made this bizarre world. That's why trying to change our world disturbed it and made it reveal itself. But that is all irrelevant. What matters is defeating that Pokémon and making this world disappear. I won't allow it to interfere with me again. With it gone, neither world will be able to revert to its original state..."
  • When met again
"Why should I run and hide from the world and have to wait quietly? My aim is to rid our world of the vague and incomplete thing we call spirit. By freeing ourselves of that, our world can be made complete. That is my justice! No one can interfere!"
  • Before battle
"I won't lose! Not to that shadowy Pokémon! Not in any worthless world!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"I admit that you have pushed me to this extreme."
  • During battle (last Pokémon with less than half HP)
"This... this cannot be! It's not possible that I lose!"
  • Being defeated
"I won't accept this! This can't be! Not after all the sacrifices we've made to get this far! What of my new world?! Of my new galaxy?! Was this all a dream to be swept away by your reality?!"
  • After being defeated
"... Don't think that you can defeat or capture that Pokémon. This bizarre world is none other than that Pokémon itself! Capturing it or defeating it will make this world disappear! Very well! Do what you will! Rather than repairing the world, you're going to destroy it for me! Do it. You inherit my legacy."
  • After battle with Giratina
"That Pokémon... That shadowy Pokémon was captured/defeated?!/That shadowy Pokémon... You quelled its rage by refusing to battle it?! Your doing so means that this irrational world will remain in existence! Does that make it impossible for me to create a new world? Even if I made new Red Chains, the new world can't be made! Why?! What compels you to protect the two worlds? Is spirit, a vague and incomplete thing, so important to you?!"
"Silence! Enough of your blathering! That's how you justify spirit as something worthwhile?! That is merely humans hoping, deluding themselves that they are happy and safe! The emotions roiling inside me... Rage, hatred, frustration... These ugly emotions arise because of my own incomplete spirit! ...Enough. We will never see eye to eye. This, I promise you. I will break the secrets of the world. With that knowledge, I will create my own complete and perfect world. One day, you will awaken to a world of my creation. A world without spirit."

Sprites

Spr DP Cyrus.png Spr Pt Cyrus.png
Sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Sprite from
Platinum
Cyrus OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

In the anime

Cyrus in the anime

Cyrus made his first appearance in Losing Its Lustrous! and Double Team Turnover!, along with Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. It was revealed that he is a rich businessman who has made most of the buildings and libraries throughout Sinnoh. However, Ash and his friends do not know that he is also the Team Galactic leader. Using his businessman alter-ego, he visits the Celestic Town Historical Research Center while the remaining members of Team Galactic carry out a plan to steal the Lustrous Orb from the Research Center, after having already stolen the Adamant Orb from its Eterna City police escort.

He discovers from Ash and Dawn that they have seen Azelf and Mesprit when the two tell of their encounters with the mysterious Pokémon at Lake Verity and Lake Valor, which apparently intrigues him.

He appeared again in Saving the World From Ruins!. He was seen in Team Galactic's headquarters alongside Saturn and Jupiter as well as Charon. They were coordinating Mars's mission on Iron Island and using a beam launched with the Spear Key to scan energy readings from the Spear Pillar. However, Mars's machine was destroyed when the scan had reached only 60%, presumably ruining their mission. Despite this, Cyrus did not appear to be discouraged.

Cyrus also appeared towards the end of Unlocking the Red Chain of Events!, in which he requested J's services in capturing Uxie, Mesprit and Azelf. In The Battle Finale of Legend!, he takes control of Dialga and Palkia, and steps into a portal created by the two legendary Pokémon. The portal was soon destroyed, leaving Cyrus's fate unknown; however it is implied that the dimension was destroyed by Dialga and Palkia.

He appeared briefly in Memories are Made of Bliss! in Team Rocket's fantasy with all the other members of Team Galactic.

Pokémon

Temporary

Cyrus's Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie
Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie
Main article: Lake guardians (anime)

The three Pokémon first appeared in their physical forms when J was tasked to capture them for Team Galactic. Using fragments of the Red Chain, Cyrus was able to gain control of the three of them and use them to call forth Dialga and Palkia on the Spear Pillar. They were later set free from their control by Ash's and his friends's Pokémon.

Debut The Needs of the Three!
Cyrus's Dialga
Dialga
Dialga, along with Palkia, was summoned by Cyrus on the Spear Pillar. They were under his control through the use of the Red Chain and were tasked by him to open a portal to another dimension, wanting a world of his own. After the Red Chain's destruction and Cyrus's exit, Dialga, as well as Palkia, begins to rampage, creating a danger for the entire region of Sinnoh. However, the two were calmed down and sent away with the help of Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie.

Dialga's only known move is Roar of Time.

Debut The Battle Finale of Legend!
Cyrus's Palkia
Palkia
Palkia, along with Dialga, was summoned by Cyrus on the Spear Pillar. They were under his control through the use of the Red Chain and were tasked by him to open a portal to another dimension, wanting a world of his own. After the Red Chain's destruction and Cyrus's exit, Palkia, as well as Dialga, begins to rampage, creating a danger for the entire region of Sinnoh. However, the two were calmed down and sent away with the help of Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie.

Palkia's only known move is Spacial Rend.

Debut The Battle Finale of Legend!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 三宅健太 Kenta Miyake
English Sean Schemmel
Danish Torben Sekov
Hebrew גדי לוי Gadi Levy
Polish Mieczysław Morański (DP096-DP097)
Karol Wróblewski (DP111, DP150-DP152)
Portuguese Brazil Nestor Chiesse (DP096-DP097)
Cláudio Satiro (DP111)
Luiz Antônio Lobue (DP150-DP152)
Portugal Mário Santos
Spanish Latin America Alfredo Basurto (DP096, DP097)
Rolando de Castro (DP111-DP152)
Spain Gabriel Jiménez

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Cyrus in Pokémon Adventures

Cyrus makes his first appearance in A Big Stink Over Stunky as a silhouette walking down Route 207 where he receives a package; he is fully revealed after signing the receipt and goes to Mt. Coronet. When Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum pass through Mt. Coronet he coldly attacks them with his newly evolved Probopass and Magnezone, trapping them underneath a pile of rubble and leaves while stating that they were disturbing sacred ground.

Cyrus later appears at the Celestic ruins where Diamond and Pearl finally meet him in person. He came to the ruins to find information of the Legendary Pokémon Uxie, Azelf, and Mesprit. He battles Cynthia's Garchomp and later, Diamond and Pearl, who had stolen the camera he used to take pictures of the paintings in the ruins. As they battle each other, Pearl has his Chatler destroy the camera that Cyrus was fighting for. With his camera destroyed and having the information he needed, Cyrus takes his leave and traps the two boys on top of a pillar of stone.

After Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn arrive from their successful mission to capture the Lake guardians, Cyrus begins the creation of the Red Chain.

After managing to make one Red Chain, Cyrus is attacked by the researcher of the Sinnoh myths and the Sinnoh region Champion, Cynthia. After a long battle, Cyrus manages to escape with Cynthia and her Garchomp far too exhausted to follow him. When he goes to check on the progress of the second Red Chain’s creation, he finds that Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie have all been freed from their containers. Cyrus, realizing that recapturing them would be impossible and that he has to use his weaker, artificially created Red Chain, furiously flies off to the Spear Pillar.

He arrives at the Spear Pillar where he greeted by his Galactic Commanders who were worried about his injured state. Cyrus tells them to ignore it and stop any intruders from interrupting his ritual to summon the Legendary Dialga and Palkia. Cyrus manages to summon the two dragon Pokémon and has them fight each other, causing Time and Space to distort in various ways. Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter are eventually defeated by the Sinnoh Gym Leaders and they all ambush Cyrus while he has Dialga and Palkia fight each other. Despite his best efforts, Cyrus is unable to stop them from breaking the Red Chain he was using and unleashes his fury onto them.

Later, when Diamond and Pearl go through with their assault on Dialga and Palkia, Cyrus attacks them while under the cover of a thick black haze. He reveals the reason for why he tried to make a new world; while Emotion, Knowledge, and Willpower make up a complete world, the world they live always has one that is lacking compared to the other two and as such, Cyrus aims to create a world without any of these aspects, a world that is perfect.

When Diamond uses his newly acquired Regigigas to stop Dialga and Palkia from causing anymore space-time anomalies, Cyrus attacks the boy and knocks him off the giant Pokémon. Cyrus states that Diamond wouldn’t be able to understand the reason why he does the things he does but the young boy replies with his own definition of Time and Space that he had learned on his journey with Pearl and Platinum. Cyrus at first ignores his words but quickly notices that Dialga and Palkia have stopped fighting with each other and quickly uses the Red Chain to get them fighting again. With only one Red Chain, Cyrus only has half control over the two dragons; Diamond and Pearl decide to take advantage of this and attack the two dragons with their teams.

Dialga and Palkia, now freed from their controlled status, use their powers to create a sphere of light that pulls Cyrus off the ground and into it. As he floats into the sphere of light, Cyrus looks at the Sinnoh Pokédex holders and realizes that they are a perfect combination of Knowledge (Platinum), Emotion (Diamond), and Willpower (Pearl) and that was the reason he was defeated. He is next seen lying unconscious on the ground where Cynthia decides to take him to the hospital before interrogating him. While he and the unconscious Gym Leaders he had defeated earlier are taken to get medical help an accident caused by Charon's machine caused a hole to appear in the sky where mysterious black tentacles grab Dialga, Palkia, and Cyrus into it.

Later, Cyrus appears in the Distortion World, still alive after the battle on Spear Pillar. He is discovered by Diamond, who had been sent there after being hit by one of Giratina's attacks. After explaining how he ended up there, Diamond asks Cyrus if he knew if there was any way to defeat Giratina. He takes Diamond to an area where Giratina had kept Dialga and Palkia trapped after it dragged them into the Distortion World. Cyrus reveals that his defeat at the Spear Pillar helped him see the error of his ways and he now wants to support Diamond's wishes. Together, they use their Pokémon to break Dialga and Palkia from the mineral that had them captured, freeing them in the process. Afterward, they ride the dragons over to where Pearl is, surprising him due to him not expecting Cyrus to be helping them.

As the battle between the legendary Pokémon continues getting more and more chaotic, everyone begins to gather together. Cyrus listens to everyone realize that even though humans and Pokémon make mistakes, they'll work together to try to fix it. This gives Cyrus a sense of gratitude in his heart, which causes Shaymin to fly into his arms and later join the battle.

After Charon is defeated, Cyrus and his Commanders emerge from the Distortion World unharmed. Charon tries to lie to Cyrus by claiming that he intended to gather the legendary Pokémon for Team Galactic's sake. Cyrus reaches down to Charon, which Saturn and Mars think it means he's going to pinch him. However, Cyrus only takes his machine, and praises Charon for his technological genius. The records reveal that he has been using it since the battle on the Spear Pillar, which angers Saturn into figuring out that he was attempting to use the machine to control Dialga and Palkia into opening a hole to the Distortion World, to which Charon denies.

Cyrus speaks to his four Commanders once more and reveals that he is disbanding Team Galactic. He begins to leave and tells them to do whatever they wish, but an angry Jupiter tells him that without Team Galactic, she, Mars, and Saturn have nowhere else to go. Listening to her wishes, Cyrus takes Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter away with him and thanks Diamond, Pearl, Platinum for their help.

Pokémon

Cyrus has these Pokémon:

Cyrus's Honchkrow
Honchkrow
Honchkrow is the first Pokémon seen in Cyrus's possession. He was first seen when Cyrus let it out of his Poké Ball just before he receives a package. He used him again in the Celestic Ruins where he was used to clear fog in order to make his leave. He was used against Cynthia but was easily defeated by her Spiritomb. He was last seen being used to protect the Red Chain from being destroyed by the Sinnoh Gym Leaders but was unsuccessful in stopping them in time. Later, it was used to prevent Diamond from stopping Dialga and Palkia's fighting. In the Platinum chapter, Honchkrow was used with Diamond's Kit to free Dialga and Palkia from Giratina's trap.

Honchkrow's known moves are Defog and Night Slash, and its Ability is Insomnia.

Debut Passing by Probopass and Maneuvering around Magnezone
Cyrus's Nosepass

Cyrus's Probopass
Nosepass → Probopass
Probopass is the second Pokémon seen in Cyrus's possession. He was first seen in Mt. Coronet as a Nosepass where Cyrus used him to attack Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum for disturbing him with their noise, evolving him in the process. He was used again in the Celestic ruins to fight Cynthia's Garchomp and later Diamond and Pearl. At the Spear Pillar, he was used to protect the Red Chain from being destroyed by the Sinnoh Gym Leaders but was unsuccessful in stopping them in time.

Probobass's known moves are Magnet Bomb, Gravity, Earth Power, and Magnet Rise, and its Ability is Magnet Pull.

Debut Passing by Probopass and Maneuvering around Magnezone
Cyrus's Magneton

Cyrus's Magnezone
Magneton → Magnezone
Magnezone is the third Pokémon seen in Cyrus's possession along with Probopass. It was first seen in Mt. Coronet as a Magneton where Cyrus used it to attack Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum for disturbing him with their noise, evolving it in the process. It was used again in the Celestic ruins to fight Cynthia's Garchomp and later Diamond and Pearl. It was used to take Cyrus to the Spear Pillar after Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie were freed from their captivity. At the Spear Pillar, it was used to protect the Red Chain from being destroyed by the Sinnoh Gym Leaders but was unsuccessful in stopping them in time. In the Platinum chapter, it was used to take Cyrus and the Commanders away.

Magnezone's known moves are Charge Beam, Mirror Shot, and Magnet Bomb, and its Ability is Magnet Pull.

Debut Passing by Probopass and Maneuvering around Magnezone
Cyrus's Weavile
Weavile
Weavile was used against Cynthia at the Veilstone Galactic HQ where it defeated her Spiritomb by freezing it. It then fought her Milotic and despite its powerful moves, was defeated when Milotic used Brine on it, the saltwater doing extra damage due to its wounds. At the Spear Pillar, it was used to protect the Red Chain from being destroyed by the Sinnoh Gym Leaders but was unsuccessful in stopping them in time.

Weavile's known moves are Embargo and Strength, and its Ability is Pressure.

Debut Shunning Spiritomb
Cyrus's Gyarados
Gyarados
Gyarados was the last of Cyrus's known Pokémon. First used in the battle against Cynthia where it easily overpowered her Milotic and managed to survive her Garchomp's Draco Meteor. At the Spear Pillar, it was used to protect the Red Chain from being destroyed by the Sinnoh Gym Leaders but was unsuccessful in stopping them in time.

Gyarados's known moves are Dragon Dance and Giga Impact.

Debut Shunning Spiritomb
Controlled
Cyrus's Dialga
Dialga
Dialga was first summoned by Cyrus on top of the Spear Pillar. It was used to fight with Palkia and create a disturbance in the Time-Space continuum which will allow Cyrus to create a new world free of emotions and war. Dialga was eventually stopped when Diamond's words reached it and later freed from Cyrus's control and defeated him. Dialga was later pulled into another dimension by a pair of mysterious black tentacles.

Dialga's only known move is Roar of Time, and its Ability is Pressure.

Debut Creeping Away from Cradily
Cyrus's Palkia
Palkia
Palkia was first summoned by Cyrus on top of the Spear Pillar. It was used to fight with Dialga and create a disturbance in the Time-Space continuum which will allow Cyrus to create a new world free of emotions and war. Palkia was eventually stopped when Diamond's words reached it and later freed from Cyrus's control and defeated him. Palkia was later pulled into another dimension by a pair of mysterious black tentacles.

Palkia's only known move is Spacial Rend, and its Ability is Pressure.

Debut Creeping Away from Cradily

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Cyrus in Diamond and Pearl Adventure

Cyrus is first seen watching a Contest being performed by Mitsumi in Hearthome City. He introduces himself as a friend of hers to Hareta and then leaves after asking Hareta to give her his regards on her performance.

Later, at Celestic Town, Cyrus along with two of his commanders, Jupiter and Saturn arrive at the ruins after Hareta manages to throw a bomb they planted into a safe area. Here, Cyrus introduces himself to Hareta as the leader of Team Galactic and reveals that he is also searching for the Legendary Pokémon Dialga. After revealing his plans, Cyrus makes his leave while Hareta follows him and Mitsumi is left behind to battle Jupiter and Saturn.

After catching up to him, Cyrus offers to let Hareta join him in his operation; Hareta refuses and they begin battling. The two have an intense battle and eventually, Hareta is knocked off of the bridge they were fighting on and is sent into the water below. Cyrus soon mulls over his victory but Hareta suddenly returns from the water and defeats his Weavile with a Torrent powered Surf. Suddenly, Cyrus realizes that he is starting enjoy their battle; in a fit of rage, Cyrus commands his Gyarados to use Giga Impact, destroying the bridge and sending Hareta into water once again. Cyrus then leaves while questioning how he lost control over himself in their battle.

Later, at Lake Valor, Cyrus arrives after Saturn is defeated by Hareta. Disappointed by his failure, Cyrus unceremoniously fires Saturn from Team Galactic and tells him to leave. Noticing that Hareta is still alive after previously defeating him, he is challenged to a battle by the boy and they begin battling. Cyrus almost defeats Hareta again but he quickly loses his advantage once Hareta sets up a well planned move. Before his Gyarados can be defeated by a Thunder fired from Hareta's Luxio, Saturn saves it with his Rhyperior's Lightningrod and begs for another chance. Suddenly, Hareta defeats Saturn with a Torrent powered-up Surf from his Piplup; Cyrus takes the unconscious Saturn away and states that their battle was a draw.

Later, while Jupiter battles Mitsumi at Lake Acuity, Cyrus sends a phone call to Jupiter in which he requests that Mitsumi comes to him. It is eventually revealed that Cyrus had picked up Mitsumi when she was a child and raised her to be Team Galactic's greatest warrior. By holding her beloved Eevee as hostage, Cyrus forces Mitsumi to once again fight for him and makes her battle Hareta. As they battle, Cyrus coldly tries to convince Mitsumi that she is alone in the world and that she only belongs in Team Galactic. Eventually, Hareta manages to break through to Mitsumi and convinces her to fight as a real Trainer instead of a member of Team Galactic.

After Mitsumi is defeated, Cyrus leads Hareta to the room where he holds the three Pokémon of spirit, Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf. Hareta manages to free them from their prison, but Cyrus managed to complete the item he was creating with the three Pokémon, the Red Chain. Cyrus assumes that Hareta hates him for his actions but is shocked to only find that he pities him instead. Cyrus gives Hareta a Master Ball and tells him to go to Mt. Coronet where they can have one last battle; he then leaves the exploding Galactic Building with Hareta still inside.

Later, at the Spear Pillar, after waiting for the return of Hareta, Cyrus assumes he had died in the explosion and goes on with his plan. With the Red Chain, Cyrus finally summons the Pokémon of Time, Dialga and takes control of it. With Dialga's control over time, Cyrus easily defeats Hareta's Pokémon and he announces his plan to destroy everything to start the world anew. Cyrus commands Dialga to send the world back to its beginning, causing everything revert back to the start of the universe. Hareta's Empoleon attempts to sacrifices itself to stop Cyrus, against Hareta's wishes, but is stopped by the lake guardians who saves them and breaks the Red Chain, freeing Dialga from Cyrus's control.

With Dialga freed, Cyrus has been defeated, but suddenly, the other god Pokémon, Palkia, arrives. While Dialga and Palkia fight, Cyrus witnesses Hareta, Mitsumi, and the Gym Leaders attempt to try to stop them, only to fail. Cyrus states that while the imperfect world will end, nothing will remain to replace it. Mitsumi states that Hareta won't let that happen because he is fighting for all of them. Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter come to help them fight Dialga and Palkia; this causes Cyrus to tell them how to defeat the two dragons.

Hareta uses Cyrus's plan and manages to get Dialga to use Roar of Time, stopping it momentarily. With Dialga frozen briefly, Cyrus and the others command their Pokémon to attack Dialga, stopping the fight between the two gods. After the events end, Cyrus disappears along with his commanders. Some time afterwards, Cyrus is captured by Charon, who takes over Team Galactic. When Kaisei accidentally breaks into Cyrus' prison cell in the Team Galactic HQ, he offers to free Cyrus, but Cyrus turns him down, saying that he is waiting to see what Charon plans to do with Team Galactic.

During the battle against Charon in the Team Galactic HQ, Mitsumi and the three Commanders free Cyrus, and they set out to the Distortion World to fight Charon. Cyrus and the others, seeing the battle against Giratina in the forest arrive to assist, and Cyrus is last seen fighting Giratina with the others.

Later, when Charon escapes to Stark Mountain hoping to capture Heatran, Agent Looker stops him, claiming that Cyrus has disbanded Team Galactic.

Pokémon

On hand
Cyrus's Weavile
Weavile
Cyrus sent out Weavile to battle Hareta. Hareta uses Piplup to battle it. Even though Weavile had the upper hand, it was hereby defeated after a surprise attack from Piplup.

Weavile's known moves are Night Slash, Ice Beam and Hyper Beam.

Debut Team Galactic's Conspiracy, Revealed!!
Cyrus's Gyarados
Gyarados
Gyarados was sent out after his Weavile suffered tons of damage from Piplup's surprise attack. Gyarados used Giga Impact to send them away, thus ending the battle. Later, during Hareta's rematch after Saturn's loss, Cyrus had his Gyarados battle Hareta and his Piplup despite the former feeling weak due to Toxicroak's poisoning that happened earlier. The battle was declared as a draw when Cyrus and the others retreated after witnessing Piplup's giant wave.

Gyarados's known moves are Giga Impact, Dragon Dance, and Bite.

Debut Team Galactic's Conspiracy, Revealed!!
Controlled
Cyrus's Dialga
Dialga
Cyrus successfully controlled Dialga after he gained control of the Red Chain. Dialga was a very powerful Pokémon that was able to use time as an advantage in its battle. However, when Hareta tried to snap Dialga out of Cyrus's control, it was able to flee from Cyrus.

Dialga's known moves are Roar of Time, AncientPower, and Dragon Claw.

Debut The Advent of the Legendary Pokémon!!
Temporary
Mitsumi's Eevee
Eevee
In order for Mitsumi to rejoin Team Galactic, Cyrus kidnaps her favorite Eevee and forces Mitsumi to battle Hareta. To make sure Mitsumi cooperated, he would torture Eevee everytime she refused to follow his commands. Mitsumi was able to get the Eevee back after the battle was over.

None of Eevee's moves are known.

Debut Clash!! Hareta vs. Mitsumi!

In the TCG

Artwork

Artwork from the cards:

Cyrus Initiative.png
Under the night sky of Veilstone City

Cards

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Cyrus or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Cyrus's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Dialga Pokémon G Metal Platinum Rare Holo 7/127 Galactic's Conquest Rare Holo 065/096
Palkia Pokémon G Water Platinum Rare Holo 12/127 Galactic's Conquest Rare Holo 032/096
Weavile Pokémon G Darkness Platinum Rare Holo 17/127 Galactic's Conquest Rare Holo 061/096
Gyarados Pokémon G Water Platinum Rare 30/127 Galactic's Conquest Rare 028/096
Crobat Pokémon G Psychic Platinum Uncommon 47/127 Galactic's Conquest Uncommon 041/096
Houndoom Pokémon G Fire Platinum Uncommon 50/127 Galactic's Conquest Uncommon 019/096
Honchkrow Pokémon G Darkness Platinum Common 77/127 Galactic's Conquest Common 059/096
Dialga Pokémon G LV.X Metal Platinum Rare Holo LV.X 122/127 Galactic's Conquest Rare Holo LV.X 066/096
Palkia Pokémon G LV.X Water Platinum Rare Holo LV.X 125/127 Galactic's Conquest Rare Holo LV.X 033/096
Darkrai Pokémon G Darkness Rising Rivals Rare Holo 3/111 DPt-P Promotional cards   005/DPt-P
Electrode Pokémon G Lightning Rising Rivals Uncommon 39/111 DPt-P Promotional cards   010/DPt-P
Absol Pokémon G Darkness Supreme Victors Rare Holo 1/147 Beat of the Frontier Rare Holo 064/100
Arcanine Pokémon G Fire Supreme Victors Rare 15/147 Charizard Half Deck   003/016
Camerupt Pokémon G Fire Supreme Victors Rare 19/147 Charizard Half Deck   004/016
Charizard Pokémon G Fire Supreme Victors Rare 20/147 Charizard Half Deck   001/016
Crawdaunt Pokémon G Darkness Supreme Victors Rare 23/147 Charizard Half Deck   007/016
Sableye Pokémon G Darkness Supreme Victors Rare 41/147 Charizard Half Deck   006/016
Chatot Pokémon G Colorless Supreme Victors Uncommon 54/147 Beat of the Frontier Uncommon 082/100
Manectric Pokémon G Lightning Supreme Victors Uncommon 66/147 Charizard Half Deck   005/016
Raticate Pokémon G Colorless Supreme Victors Uncommon 78/147 Charizard Half Deck   008/016
Absol Pokémon G LV.X Darkness Supreme Victors Rare Holo LV.X 141/147 Beat of the Frontier Rare Holo LV.X 065/100
Charizard Pokémon G LV.X Fire Supreme Victors Rare Holo LV.X 143/147 Charizard Half Deck   002/016
DP Black Star Promos   DP45      
Zapdos Pokémon G Lightning Arceus Rare Holo 12/99 Advent of Arceus Rare Holo 033/090
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Cyrus's Conspiracy Su Platinum Uncommon 105/127 Galactic's Conquest Uncommon 089/096
      DPt-P Promotional cards   007/DPt-P
Cyrus's Initiative Su Supreme Victors Uncommon 137/147 Beat of the Frontier Uncommon 090/100
      Charizard Half Deck   015/016
 

Trivia

  • The aka that appears in his Japanese name may refer to the color red, as a counterpart to Cynthia, whose Japanese name refers to shiro, white.
  • In the games, Cyrus's Pokémon are all either of Dark-type and/or Flying-type (his Honchkrow is both). Also all of Cyrus's Pokémon are dual-types, and they all have a weakness to Rock.
  • Until Charon's introduction, Cyrus was the only one of the four major characters of Team Galactic that does not share a name with a planet. Charon's Japanese namesake, Pluto, is a dwarf planet, but was considered a planet between its 1930 discovery and 2006. Charon is the largest of Pluto's five moons. This makes Cyrus the only named Team Galactic member who is not named for a solar system object (though his English and German names are derived from one).
  • Cyrus is the first leader of a villainous team to appear in the opening of a game.
  • Although there are only three red gems visible on each of Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf, Cyrus will recreate the Red Chain as many times as the player loses to him.
  • Cyrus is the first leader of a villainous team to have his age confirmed. Looker confirms his age in the Team Galactic Headquarters in Veilstone City.
  • Silver and his counterparts own every single Pokémon Cyrus owns in the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl versions: Weavile, Honchkrow and Gyarados in Pokémon Adventures and Crobat in the games, as well as Weavile's pre-evolution, Sneasel.
  • In both the original Japanese version and English dub of the anime, Cyrus's voice actors have previously portrayed leaders of other villainous teams. Sean Schemmel played Team Aqua head Archie, and Kenta Miyake also voices Giovanni, the boss of Team Rocket.
  • Cyrus is the first villainous team boss to use his own signature battle theme, as all the themes Giovanni uses are shared with multiple other Trainers, and Archie and Maxie share a common battle theme with each other.

Names

His Japanese name, Akagi, is a common surname in Japan, which may indicate that, like Giovanni, his name in Japan is merely his last name, leaving his first unknown. "Akagi" means "red castle", "red tree", or "red future", the last of which may reference the many deaths that would have taken place if his scheme had come to fruition. It may also refer to the Red Chain which Cyrus needs to summon the legendary Pokémon, Dialga and/or Palkia, at the Spear Pillar. It could also be in reference to Planet X, also known as the Red Planet, Nibiru, Wormwood, Quetzalcoatl, and many more names. It is an apocalyptic conspiracy, but there are many different theories about what exactly it is. There is also a volcano called Akagi in the real-world Kanto region of Japan.

The majority of Cyrus's localized names refer to the Sun; this fits in with the Commanders' planetary naming scheme, and may be a reference to how Cyrus would figuratively hold the Sun's position as center of his new world. The Korean and Chinese names contain both a reference to red, like the Japanese one, and to the Sun, like the localized Western ones.

Language Name Origin
Japanese アカギ Akagi From 赤木 Akagi, bishop wood. Can also mean "red castle", "red tree", or "red future". Also a common surname in Japan.
English, Italian Cyrus From Kuros, Persian for sun
French Hélio From Helios
German Zyrus From Kuros, Persian for sun
Spanish Helio From Helios
Korean 태홍 Taehong Similar to 태양 (太陽) sun and (紅) red
Chinese (Mandarin) 赤日 Chìrì Means "red sun". 赤 comes from 赤 aka.

Galactic Boss

Language Title
France Flag.png European French Chef Galaxie
Germany Flag.png German Galaktikboss
Italy Flag.png Italian Capogalassia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 갤럭시단 보스 Galaxy Dan Boss
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Líder Galaxia



Boss: Cyrus
Commanders: MarsJupiterSaturnCharonSird*
Notable Members: B-2*Mitsumi*Advanced level Grunt*Lily*Io*
Lower Members: Galactic GruntsScientists
Buildings: Galactic Eterna BuildingTeam Galactic HQ


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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