Cipher Lab

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Cipher Lab
Mystery Lab/Shadow Pokémon Lab
シャドーのラボ
Shadow Lab
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Cipher Lab.png
Map description: A sinister and menacing laboratory that was built in the desert without notice.Colo
A secret lab run by the criminal syndicate Cipher to study and develop Shadow Pokémon.Colo
Once used by Cipher, this facility was thought to be abandoned.XD
Cipher's old lab back in operation. Prof. Krane may be held here.XD
The lab used by the reactivated Cipher for developing XD001.XD
Location: Central Orre
Region: Orre
Generations: III
Orre Cipher Lab Map.png
Location of Cipher Lab in Orre.
Pokémon world locations

The Cipher Lab (Japanese: シャドーのラボ Shadow Lab), known as the Shadow Pokémon Lab or Shadow PKMN Lab (Japanese: ダークポケモン研究所 Dark Pokémon Laboratory) or the Mystery Facility or Mystery Lab (Japanese: なぞの研究所 Mysterious Laboratory) in Pokémon Colosseum, is a facility built by Cipher in the middle of the Orre desert, where Shadow Pokémon are created.

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In Pokémon Colosseum, the Shadow PKMN Lab is connected to The Under via The Under Subway, allowing Shadow Pokémon created at the Lab to be distributed to Trainers in The Under and Pyrite Town. The player infiltrates the laboratory after obtaining the key to unlock the Lab's main gate, only to find out that most Shadow Pokémon produced there have already been shipped elsewhere. The player must collect three randomly placed DNA Samples from around the Lab and use a DNA Analyzer to find out which Pokémon they've been taken from in order to unlock a locked door leading to the mastermind and leader of the Lab, Cipher Admin Ein.

During the infiltration, Researcher Kotan will turn on an alarm that will remain in effect until the end of the game. While he claims that this alarm will prevent the player from escaping the Lab, this is untrue, as the player can leave the facility at any point.

During the post-game, the player must return to the Lab in order to snag a Shadow Johto starter Pokémon from a Cipher Peon whom they didn't choose to battle in Phenac City close to the start of the game.

In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, Cipher Admin Lovrina has brought the Lab back into use after five years of dormancy. During this time, she and her team researches a way to make Shadow Pokémon impossible to purify. The electric fence around the Lab no longer works, allowing it to be immediately accessed from the main entrance. The player must enter the Lab in order to rescue Professor Krane, whom Cipher had kidnapped in an attempt to advance their purification-resistant Shadow Pokémon research.

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Items

Item Location Games
None Maingate Key On the lowest floor of the side building, accessed from The Under Subway  Colo 
Full Heal Full Heal ×2 Outside, in the lower-left corner  Colo 
Revive Revive ×3 Outside, in the upper-right corner  Colo 
PP Up PP Up ×3 1F west wing, behind the PC  Colo 
None Card Key B1F of the west wing, in the upper-left corner  Colo 
Elixir Elixir ×3 The lowest floor of the side building, accessed from The Under Subway  Colo 
Full Restore Full Restore At the dead end near Cipher Peon Tanie and the two adjacent elevators  Colo 
None Down St. Key In the small room with Researcher Coren  Colo 
None DNA Sample
3 out of 9 possible locations
  • One in the upper-left corner of the room to the left of the door unlocked by the Down St. Key
  • One in the room with the stairway leading to the small room with the Down St. Key
  • Two in the room on the first left after the door unlocked by the Down St. Key
  • Two in the room guarded by Cipher Peon Lesar
  • One to the right of the adjacent elevators
  • Two in the room north of the adjacent elevators
 Colo 
HP Up HP Up In the lower-left corner of Ein's room  Colo 
TM Ground TM26 (Earthquake) In the upper-right corner of Ein's room after defeating him  Colo 
TM Normal Data ROM Next to Ein's computer after defeating him  Colo 
Poké Ball Poké Ball ×3 West wing, upper-left corner  XD 
Super Potion Super Potion ×4
  • West wing, upper-right corner
  • North of the adjacent elevators (×3)
 XD 
Revive Revive In the lower-left corner of what used to be Ein's room  XD 
Ether Ether ×2
  • At the dead end past Cipher Peon Meda
  • In the healing room accessible from the right adjacent elevator
 XD 
Great Ball Great Ball ×2
  • In the upper-right corner of the room with Cipher R&Ds Elrok and Coffy
  • In the room with Cipher R&D Klots
 XD 
Full Heal Full Heal In the room southwest of Klots's room  XD 
None ID Card Dropped by Cipher R&D Klots after defeating him  XD 
Leaf Stone Leaf Stone In the small room where Professor Krane is being held  XD 
TM Normal Data ROM Dropped by Cipher R&D Tekot after defeating Lovrina  XD 
TM Normal Battle CD 42 In the small room where Professor Krane was being held after defeating Gorigan  XD 

Trainers

Pokémon Colosseum

First visit

Trainer Pokémon
Researcher Myron
Researcher Myron
ラボン Rabon
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,520
Voltorb Voltorb Lv.38
No item
Voltorb Voltorb Lv.38
No item
Cipher Peon Cole
Cipher Peon Cole
ガク Gaku
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,640
Furret Furret Lv.37
No item
Remoraid Remoraid Lv.39
No item
Castform Castform Lv.41
No item
Aipom Shadow
Aipom/
Lv.43+
No item
Researcher Odlow
Researcher Odlow
ペリム Perimu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,560
Electrode Electrode Lv.39
No item
Magnemite Magnemite Lv.38
No item
Magneton Magneton Lv.39
No item
Researcher Coren
Researcher Coren
ダルル Darul
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,600
Electrode Electrode Lv.40
No item
Magnemite Magnemite Lv.39
No item
Magneton Magneton Lv.40
No item
Researcher Lethco
Researcher Lethco
ビイカー Biika
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,560
Chinchou Chinchou Lv.38
No item
Magnemite Magnemite Lv.37
No item
Electrike Electrike Lv.39
No item
Cipher Peon Lare
Cipher Peon Lare
リコス Rikosu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,720
Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Lv.38
No item
Carvanha Carvanha Lv.38
No item
Houndour Houndour Lv.38
No item
Murkrow Shadow
Murkrow/
Lv.43+
No item
Cipher Peon Vana
Cipher Peon Vana
マール Marl
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,720
Pupitar Pupitar Lv.40
No item
Zubat Zubat Lv.40
No item
Swablu Swablu Lv.40
No item
Forretress Shadow
Forretress/
Lv.43+
No item
Cipher Peon Lesar
Cipher Peon Lesar
ガベチ Gabechi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,720
Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Lv.40
No item
Grovyle Grovyle Lv.40
No item
Ariados Shadow
Ariados/
Lv.43+
Bag Silver Powder Sprite.png SilverPowder
Cipher Peon Tanie
Cipher Peon Tanie
フィア Fia
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,560
Linoone Linoone Lv.38
No item
Vigoroth Vigoroth Lv.39
No item
Granbull Shadow
Granbull/
Lv.43+
No item
Researcher Dubik
Researcher Dubik
ニコラ Nicola
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,480
Electrode Electrode Lv.37
No item
Electrode Electrode Lv.37
No item
Researcher Kotan
Researcher Kotan
アレン Allen
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,680
Electrode Electrode Lv.42
No item
Magneton Magneton Lv.40
No item
Ampharos Ampharos Lv.41
No item
Cipher Peon Remil
Cipher Peon Remil
イズナ Izuna
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,720
Kadabra Kadabra Lv.42
No item
Swellow Swellow Lv.43
No item
Kecleon Kecleon Lv.43
No item
Vibrava Shadow
Vibrava/
Lv.43+
Bag Dragon Fang Sprite.png Dragon Fang
Trainers with a Poké Ball by their names may be challenged for a rematch after defeating certain bosses. In a rematch they may have higher-level Pokémon, and any Shadow Pokémon previously caught will be replaced.


Hitmontop If Hitmontop was not snagged during the first battle against Skrub, it will replace his Medicham here.





Post-game

If a Cipher Peon's Shadow Pokémon wasn't snagged during the main game, it will replace the last Pokémon in their party here. They can be rematched until their Shadow Pokémon has been snagged.

Trainer Pokémon
Cipher Peon Cole
Cipher Peon Cole
ガク Gaku
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2,320
Furret Furret Lv.57
No item
Octillery Octillery Lv.56
No item
Castform Castform Lv.58
No item
Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Lv.56
No item
Cipher Peon Lare
Cipher Peon Lare
リコス Rikosu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2,280
Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Lv.57
No item
Sharpedo Sharpedo Lv.56
No item
Houndour Houndour Lv.56
No item
Sneasel Sneasel Lv.57
No item
Cipher Peon Vana
Cipher Peon Vana
マール Marl
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2,320
Pupitar Pupitar Lv.56
No item
Golbat Golbat Lv.56
No item
Swablu Swablu Lv.58
No item
Mawile Mawile Lv.57
No item
Cipher Peon Lesar
Cipher Peon Lesar
ガベチ Gabechi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2,280
Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Lv.57
No item
Grovyle Grovyle Lv.56
No item
Masquerain Masquerain Lv.57
No item
Cipher Peon Tanie
Cipher Peon Tanie
フィア Fia
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,760
Linoone Linoone Lv.42
No item
Vigoroth Vigoroth Lv.44
No item
Delcatty Delcatty Lv.43
No item
Cipher Peon Remil
Cipher Peon Remil
イズナ Izuna
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2,320
Kadabra Kadabra Lv.57
No item
Swellow Swellow Lv.58
No item
Kecleon Kecleon Lv.58
No item
Quagsire Quagsire Lv.58
No item
Trainers with a Poké Ball by their names may be challenged for a rematch after defeating certain bosses. In a rematch they may have higher-level Pokémon, and any Shadow Pokémon previously caught will be replaced.


Quilava If Rosso was battled in Phenac City:



Croconaw If Bluno was battled in Phenac City:



Bayleef If Verde was battled in Phenac City:



Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

Outside

Before snagging

The player must defeat at least one of the Hexagon Brothers in order to enter the lab.













After snagging













Rematch (without Shadow Pokémon)













Inside

Trainer Pokémon
Cipher Peon Corla
Cipher Peon Corla
マーギ Magi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png560
Duskull Duskull Lv.14
No item
Skitty Skitty Lv.14
No item
Cipher Peon Javion
Cipher Peon Javion
ルキロ Rukiro
Reward: PokémonDollar.png560
Doduo Doduo Lv.13
No item
Taillow Taillow Lv.14
No item
Cipher R&D Mesak
Cipher R&D Mesak
エオジン Eosin
Reward: PokémonDollar.png650
Lileep Lileep Lv.13
No item
Anorith Anorith Lv.13
No item
Cipher Peon Nexir
Cipher Peon Nexir
キシリン Kishirin
Reward: PokémonDollar.png680
Swinub Swinub Lv.14
No item
Shuppet Shuppet Lv.13
No item
Spinarak Shadow
Spinarak/
Lv.14+
No item
Cipher Peon Solox
Cipher Peon Solox
アユヤ Ayuya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png680
Ralts Ralts Lv.15
No item
Voltorb Voltorb Lv.16
No item
Bagon Bagon Lv.16
No item
Numel Shadow
Numel/
Lv.14+
Bag Charcoal Sprite.png Charcoal
Cipher Peon Crink
Cipher Peon Crink
ルキーグ Rukigu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png560
Snorunt Snorunt Lv.14
No item
Barboach Barboach Lv.14
No item
Cipher R&D Morbit
Cipher R&D Morbit
マチン Machin
Reward: PokémonDollar.png800
Spoink Spoink Lv.16
No item
Lotad Lotad Lv.14
No item
Staryu Staryu Lv.14
No item
Cipher Peon Meda
Cipher Peon Meda
ティブ Tib
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
Natu Natu Lv.16
No item
Nincada Nincada Lv.14
No item
Wailmer Wailmer Lv.15
No item
Cipher R&D Elrok
Cipher R&D Elrok
エヌシー Enushi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png850
Swablu Swablu Lv.17
No item
Wynaut Wynaut Lv.16
No item
Corsola Corsola Lv.15
No item
Cipher R&D Coffy
Cipher R&D Coffy
オーディ Audie
Reward: PokémonDollar.png850
Dustox Dustox Lv.14
No item
Wingull Wingull Lv.17
No item
Pineco Pineco Lv.16
No item
Qwilfish Qwilfish Lv.15
No item
Cipher Peon Digor
Cipher Peon Digor
カンタ Kanta
Reward: PokémonDollar.png680
Abra Abra Lv.17
No item
Machop Machop Lv.16
No item
Feebas Feebas Lv.16
No item
Makuhita Makuhita Lv.16
No item
Cipher Peon Cabol
Cipher Peon Cabol
ヒルガ Hiruga
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
Carvanha Shadow
Carvanha/
Lv.15+
Bag Black Glasses Sprite.png BlackGlasses
Magnemite Magnemite Lv.15
No item
Psyduck Psyduck Lv.15
No item
Remoraid Remoraid Lv.16
No item
Cipher Peon Nopia
Cipher Peon Nopia
ヤゴル Yagoru
Reward: PokémonDollar.png680
Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Lv.15
No item
Chimecho Chimecho Lv.17
No item
Dunsparce Dunsparce Lv.16
No item
Cipher R&D Klots
Cipher R&D Klots
ヘリコ Heriko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png900
Shroomish Shadow
Shroomish/
Lv.15+
No item
Snubbull Snubbull Lv.16
No item
Kecleon Kecleon Lv.16
No item
Cipher R&D Tekot
Cipher R&D Tekot
シスト Sisto
Reward: PokémonDollar.png750
Clamperl Clamperl Lv.13
No item
Corphish Corphish Lv.14
No item
Zubat Zubat Lv.15
No item
Trainers with a Poké Ball by their names may be challenged for a rematch after defeating certain bosses. In a rematch they may have higher-level Pokémon, and any Shadow Pokémon previously caught will be replaced.






In other languages

Shadow Pokémon Lab

Language Title
France Flag.png French Labo Pokémon Obscurs
Germany Flag.png German Crypto-Pokémon-Labor
Italy Flag.png Italian Laboratorio Pokémon Ombra
Spain Flag.png Spanish Laboratorio de Pokémon Oscuros
Laboratorio de PKMN Oscuros

Mystery Lab

Language Title
France Flag.png French Laboratoire Mysterieux
Germany Flag.png German Geheimnisvolles Labor
Italy Flag.png Italian Laboratorio Misterioso
Spain Flag.png Spanish Laboratorio Misterioso

Cipher Lab

Language Title
France Flag.png French Labo Ombre
Germany Flag.png German Crypto-Labor
Italy Flag.png Italian Laboratorio di Cripto
Spain Flag.png Spanish Laboratorio de Cífer


Orre
Box Colo 250.png Box Colo 196.png Box XD 133.png Box Colo 197.png Box XD 249S.png
Settlements
Phenac CityPyrite TownAgate VillageThe UnderGateon Port
Landmarks
Outskirt StandPrestige Precept CenterPyrite Bldg/ONBSPyrite CaveRelic CaveRelic StoneThe Under SubwayCipher Lab
Eclo CanyonSnagem HideoutPokémon HQ LabKaminko's HousePoké SpotS.S. LibraCipher Key LairCitadark Isle
Colosseums and stadiums
Phenac StadiumPyrite ColosseumUnder Colosseum
Realgam ColosseumDeep ColosseumOrre Colosseum
Tournament areas
Mt. BattleRealgam Tower


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