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[[File:Seven Sages.png|right|frame|The Seven Sages in the opening of {{2v2|Black|White}}]]
The '''Seven Sages''' (Japanese: '''{{tt|七賢人|ななけんじん}}''' ''Seven Sages'') are notable ranking members of [[Team Plasma]]. They are met individually throughout the games, but all of them are seen together in [[N's Castle]] where they block the way to N. All the [[Gym Leader]]s except [[Dent]], [[Pod]], and [[Corn]] appear and clear the way to N.
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The '''Seven Sages''' (Japanese: '''{{tt|七賢人|しちけんじん}}''' ''Seven Sages'') are notable ranking members of [[Team Plasma]]. They are a group of intelligent people from all over the {{pkmn|world}}. This group consists of [[Gorm]], [[Bronius]], [[Rood]], [[Zinzolin]], [[Giallo]], [[Ryoku]], and [[Ghetsis]]. Ghetsis gathered the sages, and acts as their internal leader.
   
After the [[Elite Four]] has been defeated, the player must help [[Looker]] find the sages all over [[Unova]].
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==In the games==
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===Pokémon Black and White===
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The sages are met individually throughout the games, but all of them are seen together in [[N's Castle]] where they block the way to N. All the [[Gym Leader]]s (with the exception of [[Cilan]], [[Chili]], and [[Cress]]) appear and clear the way to N. They typically refrain from battling, having {{tc|Team Plasma Grunt|Grunts}} do so for them.
   
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After [[Ghetsis]] has been defeated, the player must help [[Looker]] find the remaining six sages all over [[Unova]]. Upon being found, each will give the player a [[TM]].
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! style="{{roundytl|5px}} background: #999999" | Sprite
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===Pokémon Black 2 and White 2===
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The Seven Sages have a different role in the sequels.
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[[Rood]] is encountered in [[Driftveil City]], living with [[Anthea and Concordia]] and several Grunts in the original Team Plasma's safehouse. After losing in a battle with the {{player}}, he gives the player N's {{p|Zorua}}. Shortly afterward, he appears on {{rt|6|Unova}} after the player has encountered {{p|Cobalion}}. Later, he appears leading the members of the original Team Plasma against Ghetsis's new Team Plasma at the [[Giant Chasm]], occupying their forces to allow the player to reach Ghetsis himself.
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[[Zinzolin]] has joined the new Team Plasma under Ghetsis's leadership and battles the player several times. After the end of the game, he visits [[Undella Town]] and will give the player research conducted by Ghetsis that allows translation of the coded messages in the [[Abyssal Ruins]]. For reaching the end of the Abyssal Ruins, he will give the player a [[Big Pearl]] and subsequently departs.
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[[Gorm]] appears in [[Pinwheel Forest]], while the player and [[Cheren]] are investigating there. He tries to sneak up on them much like he did to {{ga|Hilbert}}/{{ga|Hilda}} in Black and White in the [[Dreamyard]]. He speaks to the two briefly and leaves. Cheren follows him.
|{{color2|000|Karakusa Town}}
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|{{color2|000|N's Castle}}
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It is unknown where the other three sages are during the events of Black 2 and White 2.
|{{tt|None|Arrested before Looker's search}}
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===Items given===
|[[File:Viowalkdown.png]]
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|Vio <!--ヴィオ-->
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{{Itemlist|TM Dark|Gift from [[Zinzolin]] at the [[Cold Storage]]|Bl=yes|W=yes|display={{TM|01|Hone Claws}}}}
| colspan=2 |{{color2|000|Freezing Container}}
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{{Itemlist|TM Psychic|Gift from [[Ryoku]] at [[Relic Castle]]|Bl=yes|W=yes|display={{TM|04|Calm Mind}}}}
|{{TMic|Dark|01|Hone Claws}} {{color2|000|TM01}}<br>({{mcolor|Hone Claws|000}})
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{{Itemlist|TM Fighting|Gift from [[Giallo]] at {{rt|14|unova}}|Bl=yes|W=yes|display={{TM|08|Bulk Up}}}}
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{{Itemlist|TM Normal|Gift from [[Rood]] at {{rt|18|unova}}|Bl=yes|W=yes|display={{TM|32|Double Team}}}}
|[[File:Ryokushiwalkdown.png]]
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{{Itemlist|TM Rock|Gift from [[Bronius]] at [[Chargestone Cave]]|Bl=yes|W=yes|display={{TM|69|Rock Polish}}}}
|Ryokushi <!--リョクシ-->
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{{Itemlist|TM Normal|Gift from [[Gorm]] at the [[Dreamyard]]|Bl=yes|W=yes|display={{TM|75|Swords Dance}}}}
| colspan=2 |{{color2|000|Ancient Castle}}
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{{Itemlist|Big Pearl|Gift from Zinzolin at [[Undella Town]]|B2=yes|W2=yes}}
|{{TMic|Psychic|04|Calm Mind}} {{color2|000|TM04}}<br>({{mcolor|Calm Mind|000}})
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|[[File:Jarowalkdown.png]]
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==In the anime==
|Giallo <!--ジャロ-->
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[[File:Seven Sages anime.png|thumb|250px|Two of the Seven Sages in the anime]]
|{{color2|000|Dragon Spiral Tower}}
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===In the main series===
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In the {{pkmn|anime}}, the Seven Sages appeared in a flashback in ''[[BW118|Secrets From Out of the Fog!]]''. They, along with Ghetsis, were leading a ceremony involving {{an|N}} at N's Castle. However, the ceremony was interrupted when {{p|Reshiram}} suddenly appeared and set the Castle on fire, causing all of them excluding Ghetsis to flee in terror. Unlike their {{pkmn|games|game}} and {{pkmn|manga}} counterparts, the Seven Sages (except Ghetsis) appear to be young and have no distinct identities.
|{{TMic|Fighting|08|Bulk Up}} {{color2|000|TM08}}<br>({{mcolor|Bulk Up|000}})
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|- align="center" style="background: #{{HP color light}};"
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===In Pokémon Generations===
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In [[Pokémon Generations]], the Seven Sages (except Ghetsis) appeared at [[N's Castle]] in ''[[PG13|The Uprising]]''. [[Zinzolin]] appeared at [[Opelucid City]] in ''[[PG14|The Frozen World]]''. Ghetsis appeared in ''[[PG15|The King Returns]]''.
|Rot <!--ロット-->
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|{{color2|000|Castelia City}}
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|{{color2|000|Unova Route 18|Route 18}}
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==In the manga==
|{{TMic|Normal|32|Double Team}} {{color2|000|TM32}}<br>({{mcolor|Double Team|000}})
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[[File:Seven Sages Adventures.png|thumb|230px|right|The Seven Sages in [[Pokémon Adventures]]]]
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===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
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The Seven Sages debuted as a group in ''[[PS467|Letting Go]]''. Each sage has several {{tc|Team Plasma Grunt}}s as their subordinates. The only exception is Ghetsis, who has the [[Shadow Triad]] as his subordinates. Each individual sage was given a task to further Team Plasma's ideals by Ghetsis.
|Sumura <!--スムラ-->
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* Gorm was given the task of collecting information about the Unova Legendary Pokémon, {{DL|Tao trio (Adventures)|Reshiram}} and {{DL|Tao trio (Adventures)|Zekrom}}. His search led to stealing the [[Dragon Skull|Dragon Fossil]] from {{DL|Nacrene City|Nacrene Museum}}, but was stopped by {{adv|Black}} and [[Burgh]].
|{{color2|000|Electric Rock Cave}}
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* Bronius was tasked with spreading Team Plasma's ideals to the populace. In ''[[PS479|The Case of the Missing Pokémon]]'', he supervised the kidnapping of Pokémon in [[Castelia City]], including {{adv|Bianca}}'s {{p|Litwick}}, but was stopped by Black.
|{{TMic|Rock|69|Rock Polish}} {{color2|000|TM69}}<br>({{mcolor|Rock Polish|000}})
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* Ryoku was tasked with capturing {{p|Volcarona}} at the [[Desert Resort]]. He eventually succeeded and presented Volcarona to Ghetsis.
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* Giallo was tasked with capturing {{adv|Forces of Nature|Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus}} to strengthen Team Plasma's forces. He succeeded this goal in ''[[PS490|A Stormy Time in the Battle Subway]]''.
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* Zinzolin was not given a task by Ghetsis, as he questioned why Gorm was given the role to research {{p|Reshiram}} and {{p|Zekrom}} despite him having already done research on the two.
| style="background: #{{water color light}}" |Asura <!--アスラ-->
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* Rood was tasked with capturing {{p|Victini}}. His Grunts attempted to complete this task in ''[[PS480|At Liberty on Liberty Garden]]'', but were defeated by Black. In the {{chap|Black 2 & White 2}}, Rood was revealed to have also been directly in charge of {{adv|Whitley}} and her mother when they were Team Plasma members.
| style="background: #{{water color light}}" |{{color2|000|Yaguruma Forest}}
 
| style="background: #{{water color light}}" |{{color2|000|Site of Dreams}}
 
| style="{{roundybr|5px}} background: #{{water color light}}" |{{TMic|Normal|75|Swords Dance}} {{color2|000|TM75}} ({{mcolor|Swords Dance|000}})
 
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* They share noticeable similarities with the {{wp|Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove}}.
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* The group shares its name with {{wp|Seven Sages|many historical and fictional groups}}.
* With the exception of [[Geechisu]], their names are references to the colors of the {{wp|rainbow}}.
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* Six of the Seven Sages have quoted proverbs from several Chinese philosophers.
**''Vio'' comes from ''violet''; ''Ryokushi'' is from 緑色 ''ryokushoku'' (''green''); ''Giallo'' is the Italian word for ''yellow''; ''Rot'' is the German word for ''red''; ''Sumura'' comes from Arabic أسمر (''brown'', similar to orange); and ''Asura'' comes from the Latin word ''azul'' (''blue'').
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** Sage Zinzolin quotes a proverb from ''{{wp|Mencius (book)|Mencius}}'' and a line from ''{{wp|Tao Te Ching}}'' at N's Castle.
* Every sage, with the exception of [[Geechisu]], gives a [[tm]] that raises the user's [[stats]].
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** Sage Gorm quotes a proverb from {{wp|Sun Tzu}}'s ''{{wp|The Art of War}}'' in Pinwheel Forest, and a line from both The {{wp|Analects}} and ''{{wp|Huainanzi}}'' at N's Castle.
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** Sage Bronius quotes another line from ''Tao Te Ching'' at N's Castle.
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** Sage Giallo quotes another line from ''Mencius'' at N's Castle.
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** In the Japanese version, Sage Ryoku quotes a line from ''{{wp|Zhuangzi (book)|Zhuangzi}}'' at N's Castle. In both versions, he also quotes a proverb by {{wp|Song Dynasty}} philosopher Hu Yin at N's Castle.
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** Sage Rood quotes another proverb from the Analects and made a reference to a Chinese idiom at N's Castle.
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* With the exception of [[Ghetsis]], their names are references to colors.
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* The TMs given by the sages are all for [[stats|stat]]-raising moves.
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** Of these, Rood is the only sage that gives a [[TM]] that raises the user's stats by a total of one stage. The other TMs given either raise one stat two stages or two stats one stage.
   
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==In other languages==
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Latest revision as of 12:31, 4 April 2019

The Seven Sages in the opening of Black and White

The Seven Sages (Japanese: 七賢人 Seven Sages) are notable ranking members of Team Plasma. They are a group of intelligent people from all over the world. This group consists of Gorm, Bronius, Rood, Zinzolin, Giallo, Ryoku, and Ghetsis. Ghetsis gathered the sages, and acts as their internal leader.

In the games

Pokémon Black and White

The sages are met individually throughout the games, but all of them are seen together in N's Castle where they block the way to N. All the Gym Leaders (with the exception of Cilan, Chili, and Cress) appear and clear the way to N. They typically refrain from battling, having Grunts do so for them.

After Ghetsis has been defeated, the player must help Looker find the remaining six sages all over Unova. Upon being found, each will give the player a TM.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

The Seven Sages have a different role in the sequels.

Rood is encountered in Driftveil City, living with Anthea and Concordia and several Grunts in the original Team Plasma's safehouse. After losing in a battle with the player, he gives the player N's Zorua. Shortly afterward, he appears on Route 6 after the player has encountered Cobalion. Later, he appears leading the members of the original Team Plasma against Ghetsis's new Team Plasma at the Giant Chasm, occupying their forces to allow the player to reach Ghetsis himself.

Zinzolin has joined the new Team Plasma under Ghetsis's leadership and battles the player several times. After the end of the game, he visits Undella Town and will give the player research conducted by Ghetsis that allows translation of the coded messages in the Abyssal Ruins. For reaching the end of the Abyssal Ruins, he will give the player a Big Pearl and subsequently departs.

Gorm appears in Pinwheel Forest, while the player and Cheren are investigating there. He tries to sneak up on them much like he did to Hilbert/Hilda in Black and White in the Dreamyard. He speaks to the two briefly and leaves. Cheren follows him.

It is unknown where the other three sages are during the events of Black 2 and White 2.

Items given

Item Location Games
TM Dark TM01 (Hone Claws) Gift from Zinzolin at the Cold Storage  B  W 
TM Psychic TM04 (Calm Mind) Gift from Ryoku at Relic Castle  B  W 
TM Fighting TM08 (Bulk Up) Gift from Giallo at Route 14  B  W 
TM Normal TM32 (Double Team) Gift from Rood at Route 18  B  W 
TM Rock TM69 (Rock Polish) Gift from Bronius at Chargestone Cave  B  W 
TM Normal TM75 (Swords Dance) Gift from Gorm at the Dreamyard  B  W 
Big Pearl Big Pearl Gift from Zinzolin at Undella Town  B2  W2 

In the anime

Two of the Seven Sages in the anime

In the main series

In the anime, the Seven Sages appeared in a flashback in Secrets From Out of the Fog!. They, along with Ghetsis, were leading a ceremony involving N at N's Castle. However, the ceremony was interrupted when Reshiram suddenly appeared and set the Castle on fire, causing all of them excluding Ghetsis to flee in terror. Unlike their game and manga counterparts, the Seven Sages (except Ghetsis) appear to be young and have no distinct identities.

In Pokémon Generations

In Pokémon Generations, the Seven Sages (except Ghetsis) appeared at N's Castle in The Uprising. Zinzolin appeared at Opelucid City in The Frozen World. Ghetsis appeared in The King Returns.

In the manga

The Seven Sages in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Seven Sages debuted as a group in Letting Go. Each sage has several Team Plasma Grunts as their subordinates. The only exception is Ghetsis, who has the Shadow Triad as his subordinates. Each individual sage was given a task to further Team Plasma's ideals by Ghetsis.

Trivia

  • The group shares its name with many historical and fictional groups.
  • Six of the Seven Sages have quoted proverbs from several Chinese philosophers.
    • Sage Zinzolin quotes a proverb from Mencius and a line from Tao Te Ching at N's Castle.
    • Sage Gorm quotes a proverb from Sun Tzu's The Art of War in Pinwheel Forest, and a line from both The Analects and Huainanzi at N's Castle.
    • Sage Bronius quotes another line from Tao Te Ching at N's Castle.
    • Sage Giallo quotes another line from Mencius at N's Castle.
    • In the Japanese version, Sage Ryoku quotes a line from Zhuangzi at N's Castle. In both versions, he also quotes a proverb by Song Dynasty philosopher Hu Yin at N's Castle.
    • Sage Rood quotes another proverb from the Analects and made a reference to a Chinese idiom at N's Castle.
  • With the exception of Ghetsis, their names are references to colors.
  • The TMs given by the sages are all for stat-raising moves.
    • Of these, Rood is the only sage that gives a TM that raises the user's stats by a total of one stage. The other TMs given either raise one stat two stages or two stats one stage.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 七賢人 Chātyìhnyàhn
Mandarin 七賢人 / 七贤人 Qīxiánrén
France Flag.png French Sept Sages
Germany Flag.png German Sieben Weise
Italy Flag.png Italian Sette Saggi
South Korea Flag.png Korean 칠현인 Chil'hyeonin
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Sete Sábios (PS468-PS471, PS482-present)
Sete Anciãos (PS475)
Spain Flag.png Spanish Siete Sabios
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Thất Hiền Nhân



King: N (animeAdventures)
Seven Sages: GhetsisGormBroniusRoodZinzolinGialloRyoku
Notable members: Shadow TriadAnthea and ConcordiaColress
Lower members: Team Plasma GruntsTogari*Aldith*
Schwarz and Weiss*Barret*Whitley*Whitley's mother*
Buildings: N's CastleP2 LaboratoryPlasma Frigate

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