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Saturn

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Saturn
サターン Saturn
Diamond Pearl Saturn.png
Art from Diamond and Pearl
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Sinnoh
Trainer class Commander
Generation IV
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Member of Team Galactic
Rank Commander
Anime debut A Secret Sphere of Influence!
English voice actor Marc Thompson
Japanese voice actor Akemi Okamura

Saturn (Japanese: サターン Saturn) is one of Team Galactic's four Commanders in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum Versions.

In the games

Saturn is first seen leading the efforts of Team Galactic at Lake Valor near Pastoria City. He battles the player inside Azelf's cave and reveals that Mars is at Lake Verity.

After the events at the Spear Pillar (which Saturn was not present for), he can be found in the Galactic Veilstone Building, contemplating what direction to take Team Galactic in after Cyrus has disappeared. He was never aware of Cyrus's grander plot and claims to have learned that "extremism is never the solution".

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon

First battle


Second battle


Quotes

Valor Cavern
  • Before battle
"The mission is proceeding without a hitch. The boss should be pleased. Everything is for everyone, and for the good of Team Galactic!"
"I recognize your face! You're the child who raided the Team Galactic Building in Eterna! Humph! Jupiter should be ashamed of herself, being beaten by a child. But anything that opposes Team Galactic must be crushed! Even the very thought of opposition will not be tolerated!"
  • When defeated
"You, my friend, are tough! I can see why you defy us so..."
  • After being defeated
"Gah! Even I, a Commander, only managed to buy us time? But that's fine. A child like you will never be able to stem the flow of time! Team Galactic will get the three legendary Pokémon of the lakes! With their power, we will create an entirely new universe! By now, Mars should have captured the Pokémon of Lake Verity..."
Team Galactic HQ
  • Before battle
"You... You came all the way here just to save some Pokémon? ...Though its nothing new, I can't say I understand our boss... Why would he let a kid like you come and go freely...? We, Team Galactic, take all that we need, and eliminate what we do not. But anyway. You've taken the trouble to come. Let me welcome you! Consider it payback for insulting me at the lake."
  • When defeated
"You're tough, kid! But, I still pity the likes of you."
  • After being defeated
"...Gah! What makes you so tough? Fine... Do whatever you want with those three Pokémon. Press the button on that machine to set them free."
"Press the button and set them free. Isn't that why you came?"
"Our boss crafted a Red Chain from crystals he took from the three Pokémon. That Red Chain is what he needed to shackle something on Mt. Coronet. It's also apparently needed for creating something. But that's all I know. Who knows what he's planning to do up there."
  • After the Spear Pillar events
"So, it's you...
I've heard about you and what took place at the Spear Pillar.
What our boss really wanted... Even I don't know that.
His confident manner of speaking... His logical words...
I think people just became so enthralled by him.
I allowed myself to believe his words because I wanted to see the world he intended to make.
I've been left in charge of this HQ building and the remnants of the membership...
The decision on what Team Galactic should do rests with me...
But I've learned that extremism is never the solution..."

In Pokémon Platinum

Pokémon

First battle


Second battle


Quotes

Valor Cavern
  • Before battle
"The mission is proceeding without a hitch. The boss should be pleased. Everything is for everyone, and for the good of Team Galactic!"
"I recognize your face! You're the child who raided the Team Galactic Building in Eterna! Humph! Jupiter should be ashamed of herself, being beaten by a child. But anything that opposes Team Galactic must be crushed! Even the very thought of opposition will not be tolerated!"
  • When defeated
"You, my friend, are tough! I can see why you defy us so..."
  • After being defeated
"Gah! Even I, a Commander, only managed to buy us time? But that's fine. A child like you will never be able to stem the flow of time! Team Galactic will get the three legendary Pokémon of the lakes! With their power, we will create an entirely new universe! By now, Mars should have captured the Pokémon of Lake Verity..."
Team Galactic HQ
(to Charon)
"What are you trying to say?"
(to Charon)
"Gramps. Our boss can do without your kind of moral support."
  • Before battle
"You... You came all the way here just to save some Pokémon? ...Though it's nothing new, I can't say I understand our boss... Why would he let a kid like you come and go freely...? We, Team Galactic, take all that we need, and eliminate what we do not. But anyway. You've taken the trouble to come. Let me welcome you! Consider it payback for your insulting me at the lake."
  • When defeated
"You're tough, kid! But, I still pity the likes of you."
  • After being defeated
"...Gah! What makes you so tough? Fine... do whatever you want with those three Pokémon. Press the button on that machine to set them free."
"Press the button and set them free. Isn't that why you came?"
"Our boss crafted a Red Chain from crystals he took from the three Pokémon. That Red Chain is what he needed to shackle something on Mt. Coronet. It's also apparently needed for creating something. But that's all I know. Who knows what he's planning to do up there."
  • After the Spear Pillar events
"So, it's you... I've heard about you and what took place at the Spear Pillar. Our leader, Master Cyrus, hated the very idea of spirit. He hated spirit for being incomplete. And yet, using fiery exhortations, he rallied the spirit of others. What he hated most, he used to control others. Isn't that ironic? That fascinated me. I wanted to see what he would do. And I did. At his side. But it's over. A world without spirit... Who would want such a thing?! So, what now...? What to do with Team Galactic? But I've learned that extremism is never the solution... Perhaps we should really be searching for new sources of energy. Instead of lying about it through our commercials."

In the anime

Saturn in the anime

Saturn made his first appearance at the ending of A Secret Sphere of Influence!, though it was a brief appearance at the end of the episode. He, along with the other Team Galactic Grunts, commented that Jessie, James and Meowth did a lousy job at stealing the Adamant Orb for them, and framing Nando for the crime.

Saturn later reappeared in Journey to the Unown!, along with his Bronzor. He managed to steal a cube that was under the guard of the Unown of the Solaceon Ruins and brought it with him back to the Team Galactic HQ.

Saturn appeared again in Enter Galactic!, with the cube he obtained in Solaceon Ruins, which he exposed to the meteorites in Veilstone City, transforming it into the Spear Key. Later, he and a few Galactic Grunts went to go steal the meteorites, but ended up meeting Ash and his friends for the first time. He also battles Brock and his Croagunk with his own Toxicroak, but it ends in a draw, as Team Galactic retreats and fails their mission.

He appeared in Losing Its Lustrous and Double Team Turnover!, along with Cyrus, Jupiter and Mars. They stole the Lustrous Orb and the Adamant Orb from the Celestic Town Historical Research Center.

He reappeared with Cyrus, Jupiter and Charon in Saving the World From Ruins! where he was put in charge of excavation of the Spear Pillar from Mt. Coronet.

Saturn appeared again in Gateway to Ruin!, along with Charon, where they attempted to locate the ruins of Mt. Coronet.

Saturn also appeared in the Team Galactic finale with three episodes, Unlocking the Red Chain of Events!, The Needs of the Three! and The Battle Finale of Legend!. During the final battle, his Toxicroak was defeated by Croagunk and after Cyrus passed through the portal created by Dialga and Palkia he realized that Cyrus had just been using him and the other commanders to reach his own goals and cared little for those who served him. Afterwards he was arrested along with Mars and Jupiter by Looker and stated that Team Galactic was finished.

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

Pokémon

This listing is of Saturn's known Pokémon in the anime:

Saturn's Bronzor
Bronzor
Bronzor first appeared in Journey to the Unown! where it guided Saturn and his squad through the Solaceon Ruins. It was also responsible for confusing the Unown living in the ruins which resulted in them all running wild.

Its next appearance was in Losing Its Lustrous! where Bronzor proved instrumental in Team Galactic's plan to steal the Lustrous Orb by putting the security teams guarding it to sleep. It was then defeated in battle by Cynthia's Garchomp.

Bronzor's known moves are Flash, Confuse Ray, and Hypnosis.

Debut Journey to the Unown!
Saturn's Toxicroak
Toxicroak
Main article: Saturn's Toxicroak

Toxicroak first appeared in Enter Galactic! where it helped to steal the Veilstone City meteorites. During the battle it developed a fierce rivalry with Brock's Croagunk.

It next appeared during Losing Its Lustrous! and Double Team Turnover! where it assisted in the stealing of the Adamant Orb and the Lustrous Orb as well as defeating Croagunk in battle. and then helped Saturn and Charon with the excavation of Mt. Coronet in Gateway to Ruin!. Its final appearance came in The Battle Finale of Legend!, where after assisting in Team Galactic's plans to summon Dialga and Palkia it was defeated by Croagunk, allowing it to gain revenge for its earlier defeat.

Debut Enter Galactic!
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Bill Rogers

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 岡村明美 Akemi Okamura
English Marc Thompson
Czech Jan Maxián
Danish Peter Zhelder
Polish Artur Pontek (DP060-DP097)
Tomasz Błasiak (one scene of DP069)
Klaudiusz Kaufmann (DP111; DP150-DP152)
Krzysztof Szczerbiński (DP136)
Brazilian Portuguese Cláudio Satiro (DP060)
Thiago Longo (DP069, DP096-DP097)
Douglas Guedes (DP111-present)
Spanish Latin America Salvador Reyes (DP060-DP097)
Carlo Vázquez (DP111-DP152)
Spain Juan Antonio García Sainz de la Maza

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Saturn and his Croagunk with Mars and her Purugly in the Pokémon Adventures manga

Saturn's role in Team Galactic is to raise funds for their projects and he has the permission of Cyrus to use any means he feels necessary; however, he is very lazy and usually sends machines to do his dirty work for him. Saturn decided to kidnap Platinum for a ransom, as she is the daughter of the wealthiest family in Sinnoh; however, when his grunts couldn't find a picture of the child he settles on her bodyguards, Paka and Uji.

He eventually tracks them at the Lost Tower and challenges Paka and Uji to a battle with his Croagunk and Abra. Despite the power his Pokémon possess, they are both defeated by Paka and Uji's skills. Angered by his loss, Saturn throws a temper tantrum and has the grunts seal Route 210 which will force them to stop at Veilstone, where their base is located. He is approached by Mars and after a brief argument about her stepping into his room without permission; she transfers energy to the Galactic Bomb.

He is later seen at Veilstone where he sets his revenge plan into action which he starts by having the grunts attack Paka and Uji in the darkness of night. After waiting a long time for Paka and Uji to be defeated by the grunts; Saturn’s patience wears thin and he pulls out a mysterious machine to use on them. When the grunts finally lure them into firing range Saturn activates the machine; it fires a beam at Paka and Uji which sends them into an unknown dimension where they will stay for all eternity. Having become bored now that he has won; Saturn decides to play video games until Cyrus enters the room and punishes him for using the machine without permission by pinching his arm.

Saturn later appears at Lake Valor after a period of absence where he plans on blowing up the lake so that he can capture the legendary Pokémon Azelf. He encounters Pearl who has come to prevent Team Galactic from blowing up the lake. Saturn easily defeats Pearl and attempts to interrogate him but the countdown for the lakes explosion begins before he can get an answer.

Once the lake is blown up Saturn commands the Galactic Grunts to begin the capturing of Azelf. Despite the skills Azelf possesses and Pearl's determination, Saturn eventually ends up the victor and defeats Pearl with a Gunk Shot from his Octillery and successfully captures Azelf. He later arrives at the Team Galactic HQ along with his fellow Commanders Mars and Jupiter where they listen to a speech given by Cyrus; Saturn is seen clapping after he finishes.

He later appears at the Spear Pillar where he and his fellow Commanders, Mars and Jupiter await Cyrus's arrival so that he can activate the ritual that will summon Dialga and Palkia. Saturn is the most shocked of the three when he sees that Cyrus is heavily injured but still promises to let no one stop him from activating the ritual. He, Mars, and Jupiter are all attacked by the Gym Leaders Fantina, Roark, and Gardenia but despite their challengers neither Commander is afraid. As they battle the Gym Leaders, three more arrive to help them Crasher Wake, Maylene, and Candice along with Byron for support; Saturn battles Roark and Fantina while Mars and Jupiter battle the other four. Despite his powerful Pokémon, Saturn is eventually defeated and is trapped underneath a pile of rubble, humorously with his machines airbag crushing him.

Later, Saturn and his teammates are discovered by another member of Team Galactic, Sird. Sird explains to them that she had infiltrated Team Rocket on a mission, but failed. Soon after, they are attacked by Riley of Iron Island, who had tracked Sird by her Aura. Sird battles Riley, allowing Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars to escape unharmed.

Later, Saturn and the other Commanders witness Charon battling Diamond and Pearl at Eterna City with Heatran and Giratina. Despite their irritation that Charon has revealed his true loyalties, they decide to ignore it so that they can enter the Distortion World and rescue Cyrus. After arriving, they find Charon there as well. He lies and tells them that he is searching for Cyrus too, but is being attacked by a group of people and asks for their help.

Saturn and the others comply, and they each face a different opponent in a one-on-one battle. Saturn faces Mira in battle, while Jupiter faces Marley, and Mars faces Cheryl. During the battle, Saturn is confused at Mira's battle strategy which has her make her Alakazam boost its defensive power in an attempt to make the battle longer.

The battle is interrupted by Giratina, who flies past them so that it can fight the other legendary Pokémon in the area. After Charon is defeated, Saturn, his fellow Commanders, and Cyrus emerge from the Distortion World and into the real world. 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, which angers Jupiter because she, Saturn, and Mars will have nowhere else to go without him. Hearing her wishes, Cyrus takes Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter away with him and thanks Diamond, Pearl, Platinum for their help.

Pokémon

Saturn's Toxicroak
Croagunk → Toxicroak
Main article: Saturn's Toxicroak

Toxicroak is Saturn's first known Pokémon that he had since it was a Croagunk. Usually, she is seen imitating Saturn's movements. She was first seen in battle against Paka and Uji but despite putting up a good fight, she was eventually defeated. In the Platinum chapter, she was revealed to have evolved into a Toxicroak.

Debut Passing by Probopass and Maneuvering around Magnezone
Saturn's Abra
Abra
Abra is Saturn's second known Pokémon. Abra was first used against Paka and Uji where it used its powerful teleportation and attacks to make it hard to hit but was eventually defeated. Abra was later used against Fantina and Roark but was defeated along with its Trainer.

Abra's known moves are Teleport, Fire Punch, and Ice Punch.

Debut Crowded by Croagunk & Advanced on by Abra (I)
Saturn's Octillery
Octillery
Octillery is Saturn's third known Pokémon. Octillery was first used at Lake Verity where it dragged Rad Rickshaw into the lake and later attacked Pearl with its powerful moves. Octillery was later used against Fantina and Roark but was defeated along with its Trainer.

Octillery's known moves are Octazooka, Gunk Shot, and Blizzard.

Debut Outwitting Octillery

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Saturn in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Saturn first appeared in the ruins of Celestic Town along with Jupiter and Cyrus. He battled Mitsumi while Hareta pursued his leader.

Just like in the games, Saturn was assigned to Lake Valor to capture Azelf. At the lake, Hareta and Saturn battled; Saturn initially had the upper hand using his Gallade but Hareta was able to turn the tide. After both his Gallade and Rhyperior were defeated, Saturn was fired from Team Galactic by Cyrus, but earned a second chance by using a Revive on Rhyperior so Cyrus's Gyarados would not lose to Hareta.

After the events at the Spear Pillar, Saturn appeared to have joined the newly formed Neo Team Galactic and its leader, Charon. He reappeared at Canalave Library in an attempt to exact revenge on Hareta, but failed, and promised to attack again at the Galactic Veilstone Building. However, there he revealed he was actually a double agent and still loyal to Cyrus, whom he helped Mitsumi and the other Galactic members free.

Pokémon

Saturn's Toxicroak
Toxicroak
Main article: Saturn's Toxicroak

Toxicroak is Saturn's main Pokémon. It was mostly used to make sure that Hareta didn't interfere with Team Galactic.

Debut The Legendary Pokémon, Captured
Saturn's Bronzong
Bronzong
Bronzong is another Pokémon on Saturn's team. It was up against Byron's Bastiodon and tried to stop Bastiodon's every movement. As a result, it was able to defeat Byron and caused a cave-in with Earthquake. While Bronzong was battling Hareta's Piplup and Riolu, it was defeated by Riolu's Focus Punch.

Bronzong's known moves are SolarBeam, Gyro Ball, Reflect and Earthquake.

Debut The Legendary Pokémon, Captured
Saturn's Gallade
Gallade
Gallade was called out after Bronzong was defeated. Gallade was shown to be very powerful as he was able to take out Hareta's Onix in one hit with Leaf Blade. His next opponent was a Misdreavus, in which the Screech Pokémon helped him activate the Steadfast Ability, causing him to be much faster than ever before. However, despite the boost, it fell to Misdreavus's Shadow Ball after Hareta ran up the hill and sped down using a bike, which in the process, the bike was destroyed. Hareta than congratulated Gallade for a job well done which angered Saturn.

Gallade's known moves are Fury Cutter and Leaf Blade and his Ability is Steadfast.

Debut The Legendary Pokémon, Captured
Saturn's Rhyperior
Rhyperior
Rhyperior was used to battle Hareta after Gallade was taken out. It was proven to be a tough opponent as it weakened Piplup while Toxicroak weakened Luxio. Later, it was hit by Geodude as it emerged from the ground and taken out by multiple Magikarp. Later, while Hareta was battling Cyrus's Gyarados, Saturn gave Rhyperior a Revive. Due to Piplup's Torrent, Rhyperior was swallowed by Piplup's Surf.

Rhyperior's Ability is Lightningrod.

Debut A Battle Of Wills
Saturn's Golbat
Golbat
Saturn used Golbat to fly away along with Jupiter's Golbat.
Debut Challenge! The Fortress Of Steel!!
Saturn's Magmortar
Magmortar
Saturn sends out his Magmortar to fight against Hareta's Empoleon and Minun. It was finished off with a Surf attack from Empoleon while Saturn was paralyzed from Minun's Thunder Wave.

None of Magmortar's moves are known.

Debut Hareta's Excellent New Partner...Minun?!

In the TCG

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

Saturn's Pokémon
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in the current Standard format.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Toxicroak Pokémon G Psychic Platinum Rare 40/127 Galactic's Conquest Rare 050/096
Toxicroak Pokémon G Fighting DP Black Star Promos   DP41 DPt-P Promotional cards   008/DPt-P
Ambipom Pokémon G Colorless Rising Rivals Common 56/111 Bonds to the End of Time Rare 075/090
 

Trivia

  • Saturn was incorrectly referred to as female on multiple occasions outside of the games. He was identified as female in one mistranslated chapter of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! and then again on Pokémon Sunday. The confusion is also furthered by his feminine Japanese voice.
    • It should also be noted that Saturn is one of the few Trainers in the main series games not encountered in the Battle Frontier to have a Pokémon with a 50-50 chance of being male or female to be the opposite gender as himself, along with Bugsy, Will, Janine (Generation II) and Grimsley. Notably, Bugsy has also been mistaken for a girl.
  • Saturn is the only Team Galactic Commander whose Spanish name wasn't changed to correspond to a different planet; Jupiter's and Mars's names were changed to correspond to planets with names of Roman goddesses (Ceres and Venus, respectively).
    • However, Ceres is a dwarf planet, like Pluto (from which Charon's Japanese name was taken).
  • Saturn is the lieutenant Commander of Team Galactic, meaning he is of a higher rank than Jupiter and Mars and his immediate superior is the Galactic Boss, Cyrus, which would explain why after Cyrus disappeared, the remaining Team Galactic members followed under the command of Saturn. This is ironic, since he is the only Commander who was not told Team Galactic's true goals.
  • Saturn is the Commander the player will battle the least in Platinum, aside from Charon, who doesn't battle the player at any point in the game.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese サターン Saturn From Saturn.
English, German Saturn From Saturn.
French Saturne From Saturne, Saturn.
Italian, Spanish Saturno From Saturno, Saturn.
Korean 새턴 Saturn From Saturn.
Chinese (Mandarin) 鎮星 / 镇星 Zhènxīng From 鎮星 Zhènxīng, an archaic term for Saturn.




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

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplup
IrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenne
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarry
UrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilTiernoShaunaTrevor
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchie
TabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarret
Lysandre
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor Rowan
Professor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor Sycamore
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCress
GraceMeyer
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceMr. SukizoRaoul Contesta
Vivian MeridianScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlder
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DianthaGurkinn
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