(Japanese: ラクツ Lack-Two) is a main character in the manga series Pokémon Adventures. He is a high-ranking member of the International Police. His rank is superintendent and his codename is Black 2 (Japanese: 黒の２号).
Despite his young age, Lack-Two is a member of the International Police with an S rank in the organization. He received training of International Police, and civil and military. He is tasked with searching for any remaining members of the villainous group, Team Plasma. When not on the job, he acts like a womanizer by constantly flirting with the girls around him. When he is on the job, he takes on a more serious and professional persona. Because of his flirting skills, the superior also call him Mr. Perfect.
Like Looker, Lack-Two also uses the International Police Arms, but is more successful in using them. The jumpsuit he wears underneath his regular clothing doubles as a set of armor that can protect him from attacks.
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Lack-Two first cameos in A Wretched Reunion, where he sees Looker going on his mission to investigate the Pokémon League. When asked if he should go as well, Lack-Two's superior states that there's no need for his skills, as Looker is good enough despite his clumsy nature.
Lack-Two properly debuts two years later, where he is first seen breaking up with a teary Yancy, as they both feel that their relationship is interfering with her career as an idol. Afterward, he travels to the Aspertia City Trainers' School with Leo to start their class. Upon arriving, Hugh gets angry at Lack-Two and exclaims that he needs to focus more on making himself stronger instead of flirting with girls. Annoyed by their disrupting the class, the new teacher, Cheren, forces the three to sit outside in the seiza position while the class is still in session. The three immediately encounter a new classmate named Whi-Two. While she informs the class about herself, Lack-Two takes the time to write down what she is saying in his notebook, much to Hugh's annoyance. The three get into another argument, leading Cheren to decide that it would be best for the entire class to battle each other.
Lack-Two and Whi-Two both manage to win, which earns them two Pokédexes from Bianca. Although reluctant at first, Whi-Two is coaxed into taking her Pokédex after Lack-Two sweet-talks her into it. Later, Lack-Two reveals that he is searching for Team Plasma members and crosses out Yancy and his classmates because he has considered all of them as having no connection to the team. He is approached by Looker, who had been searching for him. After defeating a Scolipede that attacked Looker, Lack-Two reveals that he is actually Looker's superior in the International Police.
The two then travel to Aspertia's alleyways where Lack-Two meets up with his gadget and health maintenance man, the Magician. Lack-Two has the Magician perform a scan of him so that he can created a special Poké Ball cover to help make using Poké Balls easier. After he makes Looker take a training test and sees him fail, Lack-Two tells Looker to get better at handling hard conditions. Soon after, a loud explosion rings outside. They head out to investigate, and find that the culprit is a Genesect. Lack-Two immediately leaps into attacking the Paleozoic Pokémon, but it shrugs off Dewott's attacks easily. Lack-Two reveals that when he started his investigation on Team Plasma, he found slightly-destroyed information on Genesect at the P2 Laboratory. After distracting Genesect into revealing its cannon, Lack-Two discovers that it's being controlled by someone close by. He uncovers the culprit, the scientist currently at large for his illegal crimes for conducting unauthorized crimes on Pokémon, Colress.
Colress commends Lack-Two for discovering him and has Genesect attack directly with Techno Blast. Lack-Two survives due to his armor and Dewott's assistance. He deduces that since Colress is using a machine to control it, Genesect must technically be a wild Pokémon. After having the Magician send him the custom Poké Balls, Lack-Two prepares to capture Genesect. In conjunction with Dewott's attacks, Lack-Two continuously throws Poké Balls in order to quickly weaken Genesect by forcing it to defend itself from two different opponents. Colress notices that one of the Poké Balls thrown was a Luxury Ball, which happens to work similarly to his goals on increasing a Pokémon's strength. Lack-Two replies that Colress is a failure at his goals, causing the doctor to get very angry. Colress switches one of Genesect's Drives to the Shock Drive, allowing Genesect's Techno Blast to become an Electric-type move. Genesect's attack causes a powerful explosion, but Lack-Two manages to successfully capture Genesect after the smoke clears. Defeated, Colress reveals that he is the new leader of Team Plasma and makes his escape. When people start coming over to investigate what happened, Lack-Two reverts to his false personality to woo more girls, earning him Looker's anger. Lack-Two reveals that he only does this to find a former female Team Plasma Grunt. He explains that the girl was tasked with protecting a chip containing data on a machine that can counteract Colress's machine. Afterward, Looker tells Lack-Two to start writing a report and to send Genesect to International Police Headquarters.
The next day at school, Lack-Two decides to increase his team after the battle he had with Genesect. He decides to use the Pokédex to find strong Pokémon add to his team. In addition, he uses it as an excuse to get closer to Whi-Two and drags her to the Pledge Grove under the guise of a trip to fill up the Pokédex with data. After arriving, Whi-Two reluctantly summons a Pokémon in order to get the Pokédex filled up, but ends up causing Keldeo to arrive. Keldeo immediately attacks the two, forcing Lack-Two to grab Whi-Two and dodge out of the way. They avoid taking damage, but both end up falling down a cliff below. Lack-Two saves the both of them by grabbing a branch in time, but Whi-Two's Foongus falls to the ground below. Whi-Two calls out to her Foongus, revealing it to be named Dake-chan, but soon passes out. Lack-Two manages to get himself and Whi-Two down to safe ground and uses Dake-chan's nickname as a way to get it to trust him enough to carry it back. Afterward, Lack-Two carries the unconscious Whi-Two back to school. He offers to take her to the nurse, but Whi-Two wakes up and runs to the nurse's office herself.
Sometime later, the school takes a trip to Pokéstar Studios. Confident that Whi-Two is the former Team Plasma he is looking for, Lack-Two continues with his advances, but only repeatedly annoys her. Whi-Two takes place in a Brycen-Man movie, where she faces the titular villain while playing the role of the superheroine Foongus Girl. She easily defeats Brycen-Man's Pokémon, but a Mecha Tyranitar from another movie set bursts in and begins attacking. To Whi-Two's embarassment, Lack-Two shows up in the guise of Dewott Kid and saves the day. After they leave, Lack-Two continues frustrating Whi-Two with his constant advancements on the bus ride home.
|Dewott is Lack-Two's only known Pokémon. Lack-Two first encountered Dewott at the International Police Headquarters, where it was one of the Pokémon offered to Lack-Two, who had no Pokémon at the time. It was first seen when Lack-Two was breaking up with Yancy and was later used to defeat Hugh's Trapinch, earning its Trainer a Pokédex. According to Lack-Two, Dewott takes the time to polish its scalchops after every battle.|
At International Police Headquarters
| Colress used this Genesect to attack Lack-Two and Looker at Aspertia City. It proved to be a powerful opponent with its strong Techno Blast attack, but was eventually captured by Lack-Two after wearing it down with his Dewott.
Genesect's only known move is Techno Blast.
|Debut||The Shadow Triad|
- Rather than simply being named after the games, Lack-Two and Whi-Two's names are corruptions of how the titles Black 2 and White 2 are pronounced in Japanese.
|Japanese||ラクツ Lack-Two||A corruption of ブラック２ Black 2.|
- Netkun on Lack-Two (Japanese)
|Pokémon Adventures main characters|
|This article is part of both Project Manga and Project CharacterDex, Bulbapedia projects that, together, aim to write comprehensive articles on the Pokémon Manga and CharacterDex, respectively.|