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Team Plasma (Trainer class)

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Team Plasma
プラズマ団 Team Plasma
Black 2 White 2 Zinzolin.pngBlack 2 White 2 Ghetsis.png
Art of Zinzolin and Ghetsis from Black 2 and White 2
Other names
Introduced in Generation V
Appears in Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
Gender Both
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Colress*, Ghetsis, NBW, Shadow Triad, Zinzolin
Anime debut Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!
TCG debut [[ (TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut An Odd Speech (Adventures)

Team Plasma (Japanese: プラズマ団 Team Plasma) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation V games. This class comprises all the members of Team Plasma which battle the player: notably Ghetsis and the team's leader N in his final three battles with the player in Pokémon Black and White. In Black 2 and White 2, the player again battles Ghetsis along with high ranking members Zinzolin, the Shadow Triad, and Colress, the latter of which only uses this class during one battle. N, having renounced the team's ways, no longer uses this class.


Spr BW N.png Spr BW Ghetsis.png Spr B2W2 Shadow Triad.png Spr B2W2 Zinzolin.png Spr B2W2 Colress.png Spr B2W2 Ghetsis.png
N's sprite from
Black and White
Ghetsis's sprite from
Black and White
Shadow's sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Zinzolin's sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Colress's sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Ghetsis's sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
N OD.png Ghetsiswalkdown.png Shadow Triad OD.png Zinzolin OD.png Zinzolin OD 2.png Colress OD.png Ghetsis OD.png Ghetsis OD2.png
N's overworld sprite from
Generation V
Ghetsis's overworld sprite from
Black and White
Shadow's overworld sprite from
Generation V
Zinzolin's overworld sprites from
Black 2 and White 2
Colress's overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Ghetsis's overworld sprites from
Black 2 and White 2
VSN.png VSGhetsis.png VSColress.png VSGhetsis 2.png
N's VS sprite from
Generation V
Ghetsis's VS sprite from
Black and White
Colress's VS sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Ghetsis's VS sprite from
Black 2 and White 2

Trainer list

Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

In the anime

Team Plasma was mentioned throughout much the Best Wishes series of the anime before becoming the main antagonists of the Best Wishes! Season 2: Episode N arc. N first appeared briefly in New Places... Familiar Faces!, while Ghetsis and Colress made their first appearances in Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

N, Colress, Ghetsis, and the other Sages have all appeared in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

In the TCG

Members of Team Plasma started being featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the Noble Victories expansion, beginning with N.

Related cards
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
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
N Su Noble Victories Uncommon 092/101 Red Collection U 066/066
Noble Victories SuperRare Holo 101/101 Red Collection SR 071/066
Dark Explorers Uncommon 096/108 Reshiram-EX Battle Strength Deck   016/018
      Zekrom-EX Battle Strength Deck   016/018
      Master Deck Build Box EX   041/046
BW Black Star Promos   BW100 BW-P Promotional cards   180/BW-P
      BW-P Promotional cards   218/BW-P
Colress Su Plasma Storm Uncommon 118/135 Plasma Gale U 064/070
Plasma Storm SuperRare Holo 135/135 Plasma Gale SR 075/070
      Team Plasma's Powered Half Deck   014/017
      Team Plasma Battle Gift Set   012/016
Ghetsis Su Plasma Freeze Rare Holo 101/116 Team Plasma Battle Gift Set   013/016
      Spiral Force U 048/051
Plasma Freeze SuperRare Holo 115/116 Spiral Force SR 055/051
Shadow Triad Su Plasma Freeze Uncommon 102/116 Thunder Knuckle U 049/051

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Team Plasma
Germany Flag.png German Team Plasma
Italy Flag.png Italian Team Plasma
South Korea Flag.png Korean 플라스마단 Plasma-dan
Spain Flag.png Spanish Eq. Plasma

King: N
Seven Sages: GhetsisGormBroniusRoodZinzolinGialloRyoku
Notable Members: Shadow TriadAnthea and ConcordiaColress
Lower Members: Plasma GruntsTogariAldithSchwarz and WeissBarretWhi-Two
Buildings: N's CastleP2 LaboratoryPlasma Frigate

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