Cipher Peon (Trainer class)

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Cipher Peon
シャドー戦闘員 Shadow Combatant
Cipher Peon.png
A male Cipher Peon as seen in Pokémon XD
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Colosseum, XD
Gender Both
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Verde, Rosso, Bluno, Skrub, Mirakle B., Fein, The Hexagon Brothers, Exinn
Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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Manga debut {{{manga}}}

A Cipher Peon (Japanese: シャドー戦闘員 Shadow Combatant) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation III games, appearing in Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD. They are Cipher's equivalent of the Grunt class used by other villainous teams.

In Colosseum, male Peons wear blue outfits, while females wear purple. In XD, both genders wear white and black outfits with a red scarf. Some higher-ranking male Peons are much more muscular than typical male Peons.

Cipher Peons are unique among other Trainer classes in that they are not often visible on the field, instead dropping down from the ceiling to ambush the player and take them by surprise. Like many of Orre's Trainer classes, they do not specialize in any particular strategy or Pokémon, but they often have a Shadow Pokémon.

Along with Team Snagem's members, they are the only low-ranked members of an evil organization given individual names.


Colo Cipher Peon m.pngColo Cipher Peon f.png
Headshots from
Colo Verde.png Colo Rosso.png Colo Bluno.png Colo Skrub.png Colo Mirakle B.png
Verde's headshot from
Rosso's headshot from
Bluno's headshot from
Skrub's headshot from
Mirakle B.'s headshot from
Cipher Peon headshot.pngCipher Peon headshot F.pngNaps Headshot.pngExol Headshot.png
Headshots from
Pokémon XD
XD Greesix.png XD Resix.png XD Blusix.png XD Purpsix.png XD Yellosix.png XD Browsix.png
Greesix's headshot from
Pokémon XD
Resix's headshot from
Pokémon XD
Blusix's headshot from
Pokémon XD
Purpsix's headshot from
Pokémon XD
Yellosix's headshot from
Pokémon XD
Browsix's headshot from
Pokémon XD

Trainer list

Pokémon Colosseum

Main article: Cipher Peons in Pokémon Colosseum

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

Main article: Cipher Peons in Pokémon XD


  • Cipher Peon Lobar's team consist of Pokémon who all gained an evolution in Generation IV.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Guer. Ombre
Germany Flag.png German Cryptoknecht
Italy Flag.png Italian Cripsoldato
Spain Flag.png Spanish Adte. Cífer

Orre Trainer classes
Area LeaderBodybuilderChaserCipher AdminCipher PeonCooltrainerFun Old ManHunterMatron*Mt BtlMaster*Myth Trainer
Newscaster*PregymleaderResearcherRiderRogueSim Trainer*Spy*SupertrainerTeam SnagemSnagem HeadWorker
Colosseum only:
AthleteBandana GuyCipherCipher HeadDeep KingGlasses ManGuyLadyLady in Suit
Miror B.PeonRich BoyRoller BoyShady GuySt.PerformerTeacher
XD: Gale of Darkness only:
BeautyCasual DudeCasual GuyCipher CmdrCipher R&DCurmudgeonGrand MasterKaminko Aide
Mystery ManNavigatorRobo GroudonSailorThugWanderer

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