Cipher Admin (Trainer class)

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A Cipher Admin (Japanese: シャドー幹部 Shadow Executive) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation III games, debuting in Pokémon Colosseum. In this game, it refers specifically to Miror B., Dakim, Venus, and Ein. They are each battled in their main location for the first battle, and each of them rebattle Wes in Realgam Tower. Miror B's main location is Pyrite Cave in Pyrite Town, Dakim's is Mt. Battle Zone 10, Venus's is in The Under, and Ein's is the Shadow PKMN Lab.

In Pokémon XD, it refers to Lovrina, Snattle, Gorigan, Ardos, and Eldes. The first three mentioned are battled in their main location and then battled at Citadark Isle for a rematch (similar to the Admins in Colosseum). Ardos and Eldes — the personal bodyguards and sons of the main villain — are only battled in Citadark Isle.

A Cipher Admin is an important member of Cipher, who act as bosses throughout the games.

Each Cipher Admin can later be battled in their respective game's final Colosseum (Deep Colosseum in Pokémon Colosseum, and Orre Colosseum in Pokémon XD).



Lovrina.png Snattle.png Gorigan.png Ardos.png Eldes XD.png
Artwork of Lovrina from
Pokémon XD
Artwork of Snattle from
Pokémon XD
Artwork of Gorigan from
Pokémon XD
Artwork of Ardos from
Pokémon XD
Artwork of Eldes from
Pokémon XD


Colo Miror B.png Colo Dakim.png Colo Venus.png Colo Ein.png
Miror B.'s VS sprite
from Colosseum
Dakim's VS sprite
from Colosseum
Venus's VS sprite
from Colosseum
Ein's VS sprite
from Colosseum

Trainer list

Pokémon Colosseum

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png European French Admin Ombre
Germany Flag.png German Crypto Vors.
Italy Flag.png Italian Criptenente
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Admin. 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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