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Ghetsis Harmonia Gropius
G-Cis Harmonia Gropius
Black 2 White 2 Ghetsis.png
Artwork from Black 2 and White 2
Gender Male
Eye color Red
Hair color Gray-green
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Relatives N (foster son), Anthea and Concordia (foster daughters)
Trainer class Team Plasma
Generation V, VII
Games Black, White, Black 2, White 2, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Member of Team Plasma
Team Rainbow Rocket
Rank SageBW/LeaderB2W2
Game animation debut The King Returns
English voice actor Patrick Seitz
Japanese voice actor Shō Hayami
Anime debut Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!
English voice actor Bill Rogers
Japanese voice actor Masaki Aizawa

Ghetsis Harmonia Gropius (Japanese: ゲーチス・ハルモニア・グロピウス G-Cis Harmonia Gropius) is one of the Seven Sages, the true mastermind behind Team Plasma and the primary antagonist in Black, White, Black 2, and White 2.

In the games

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Ghetsis first appears in Accumula Town trying to rally its citizens. After that, he appears at several points in the game trying to warn the citizens of the oncoming change and is often the one that comes to rescue other Seven Sages if they are nearing arrest. After the player and Alder come to the Relic Castle he is already there and tells them that if they are to battle N, they must retrieve the Light StoneB/Dark StoneW. He also appears making a similar speech to his one in Accumula Town in Opelucid City. He later appears at the castle during N's takeover and taunts the player before battling N. After the player defeats N, he reveals he has been using N and revived ZekromB/ReshiramW for N to use, and calls N a disappointment. He reveals that his and Team Plasma's motive for stealing Pokémon was a lie all along and that Ghetsis wanted to ensure that he was the only person in Unova with Pokémon, so he could dominate the region (this was previously foreshadowed by him referring to himself during speeches referring to Team Plasma's goals before correcting himself and saying Team Plasma). According to a Grunt in the castle, he was even learning of ways to manipulate hearts of people. Alder and Cheren both hear the truth from Ghetsis. Ghetsis battles the player in a rage, despite N's protest. After the battle, Alder and Cheren arrest Ghetsis and take him away. He is not seen again in this game.

During the post-game, Cheren reveals that the Shadow Triad had helped Ghetsis to escape. When the player meets the Shadow Triad for the final time on Marvelous Bridge, they reveal that Ghetsis is currently on the run. He has lost everything, including his Pokémon, and only the Shadow Triad are still loyal to him. For some reason, he has ordered the Shadow Triad to stop looking for him and deliver the player the Adamant, Lustrous, and Griseous Orbs.

In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, Ghetsis is revealed to be the true mastermind behind the new Team Plasma, which had seemingly been led by Zinzolin, Colress, and the Shadow Triad. After Colress is defeated, Ghetsis confronts the player and angrily denounces Colress as being more interested in science than in Team Plasma's ambitions even after being appointed as the organization's official leader. He leaves the player to fight the Shadow Triad while he enters the Giant Chasm with Kyurem. By the time the player catches up with him, Ghetsis has prepared his plan to freeze all of Unova. He summons Kyurem to his side and orders it to use Glaciate on the player, only for N to arrive with ZekromB2/ReshiramW2 and interfere. This however was part of Ghetsis's plan, and while berating N for causing what will happen to Unova as a result of N's refusal to be his pawn in the previous games, Ghetsis uses the DNA Splicers to forcibly revert ZekromB2/ReshiramW2 into its stone form. Kyurem then fuses with the stone, creating Black KyuremB2/White KyuremW2. Ghetsis challenges the player to fight Black KyuremB2/White KyuremW2, preventing it from being captured via a signal from his cane that disrupts the function of Poké Balls. Upon the defeat of Kyurem, its Absofusion is reversed, separating it back into Kyurem and ZekromB2/ReshiramW2. Ghetsis flies into a rage and attacks the player, starting a final battle. When he is defeated, he suffers a mental breakdown and violently rejects the compassion N shows him. The Shadow Triad take him away from the Giant Chasm and later inform the player that Ghetsis is no longer mentally capable of any further criminal deeds, finally ending his threat to Unova.

Ghetsis, as he appears in Pokémon Black and White Versions, appears as a member of Team Rainbow Rocket in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. This Ghetsis, like the other members of Team Rainbow Rocket, was brought from a world where his plans succeeded (successfully separating Pokémon from humans). After arriving in the game's world, Ghetsis began pondering the reasons for his being summoned. He then concluded that his purpose was to travel between worlds and liberate all Pokémon from people, consolidating power in himself so that he may rule over all of existence. For this purpose, he intends to use Giovanni as a pawn, reasoning that a human with an evil nature will be easier to manipulate than a freak without a human heart. Refusing to allow the player to reach Giovanni and interfere with his plans, Ghetsis challenges the player, using ZekromUS/ReshiramUM as part of his team. After being beaten, he refuses to accept his loss and strikes Lillie, taking her as a hostage. Ghetsis demands that the player throw down their Poké Balls if they wish to ensure Lillie's safety. No matter the player's choice, Colress appears in the room, rescues Lillie, and recognizes Ghetsis as not being the Ghetsis he knows. Ghetsis recognizes him as the Colress of the game's world, but fails to understand why he is opposing his plans, prompting Colress to declare that he simply hates Ghetsis altogether. Colress then utilizes a newly-developed device to warp Ghetsis back to his original world.


Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2


Black 2

Spr 5b2 646B.png
Dragon Ice
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Kyurem Lv.55
Dragon Special
Normal Physical
Fusion Bolt
Electric Physical
Freeze Shock
Ice Physical

White 2

Spr 5b2 646W.png
Dragon Ice
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Kyurem Lv.55
Dragon Special
Normal Physical
Fusion Flare
Fire Special
Ice Burn
Ice Special

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Ghetsis's Pokémon are kept in Master Balls. His final Pokémon differs between the two versions.

Pokémon Ultra Sun

Pokémon Ultra Moon


Pokémon Black and White

Accumula Town
"My name is Ghetsis. I am here representing Team Plasma. Today, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to talk to you about Pokémon liberation.
"I'm sure most of you believe that we humans and Pokémon are partners that have come to live together because we want and need each other. However... Is that really the truth? Have you ever considered that perhaps we humans... only assume that this is the truth?
"Pokémon are subject to the selfish commands of Trainers... They get pushed around when they are our "partners" at work... Can anyone say with confidence that there is no truth in what I'm saying?
"Now, ladies and gentlemen, Pokémon are different from humans. They are living beings that contain unknown potential. They are living beings from whom we humans have much to learn. Tell me, what is our responsibility toward these wonderful beings called Pokémon?"
"That's right! We must liberate the Pokémon! Then, and only then, will humans and Pokémon truly be equals. Everyone, I end my words here today by imploring you to consider the relationship between people and Pokémon... and the correct way to proceed. We sincerely appreciate your attention."
Castelia City
"My word, if it isn't the Gym Leader, Burgh."
"Indeed... No matter. We already have an exceptional base of operations. Is everyone familiar with the legend of the founding of the Unova region?"
"The truth is this... The blackB/whiteW dragon appeared before a hero who sought the idealB/trueW way to knit together a world full of warring people. This blackB/whiteW Dragon-type Pokémon shared its knowledge--and bared its fangs at those who stood against it. Together, the power of this Pokémon and the hero brought unity to the hearts of everyone in the land, and that is how Unova was created.
"We shall bring back the hero and that Pokémon to Unova once again! If we can win people's hearts and minds, we can easily create the world that I--I mean, Team Plasma--desires!"
"Myah-ha-ha-ha! You are quite hard to figure out--a little more intelligent than I'd expected. I am fond of intelligent people, you see. You'll enjoy hearing about this... From every corner of the world, I have gathered knowledgeable people for our king's benefit. You could call them the Seven Sages. Very well! We will submit to your opinion and be on our way.
"That girl over there... Return her Pokémon!"
"The friendship between Pokémon and people can be very touching. But, in order to liberate Pokémon from foolish people, we will revive the legend of Unova--and win the hearts and minds of everyone. Farewell..."
Driftveil City
"Clay. It's a pleasure to meet you. I am Ghetsis, of Team Plasma. I've come to pick up my associates who are in your care."
"What's this? It seems as if there has been some misunderstanding. We only free Pokémon from wicked people."
"Team Plasma also has an interest in Driftveil City. And we have many, many more members besides those who are here..."
"A decision worthy of a businessman called the Miner King. Your grasp of the situation is outstanding. Well then, we will be taking our colleagues off your hands..."
"Don't worry, my fellow servant of the king... We are two of the Seven Sages, are we not? Well then, everyone, I expect that we will meet again somewhere."
Relic Castle
"It looks like everyone is here. It seems you are working hard to resurrect ReshiramB/ZekromW, the other Dragon-type Pokémon, aren't you? But it appears the Light StoneB/Dark StoneW you seek is not here.
"Well then, congratulations are in order! <Player>, you were chosen by our king. If you truly desire to keep the world as it is, where Pokémon live alongside people, you must bring the other Dragon-type Pokémon spoken of in legend and battle with our king. Otherwise, Team Plasma will steal every Pokémon from every person in the world and release them all!"
"What's this? Champion Alder, even though illness took the Pokémon that had been your partner for many years, and you haven't had a serious battle in all that time... Even you, who ordered the Elite Four to protect the Pokémon League and left to wander the Unova region alone... Even a Champion like you now wants to protect a world where Pokémon and people live together? Team Plasma's king will show the people of Unova that he is stronger than a Champion who keeps Pokémon bound! And just like the hero who founded Unova, he will be accompanied by the legendary Pokémon. He will give this order! 'Trainers, release your Pokémon!' For this, we have prepared a suitable castle for the legendary ZekromB/ReshiramW and our king!"
"Our king has no interest in you. He has already determined that victory against you is assured."
"Of course not. I'm doing this out of kindness. Yes, kindness. I'm making sure the Champion doesn't get hurt for no reason. Granted, the moment when someone loses all hope... I really do love to watch that moment. Well then, farewell."
Tubeline Bridge
"Excellent. It seems that you have obtained the Light StoneB/Dark StoneW. I congratulate you on a job well done.
"It is my lord N's thought that the two holders of the legendary Pokémon should put their beliefs on the line and strive to find which is the true hero.
"This is not necessary, however. From his infancy, I provided him with the education required to become the hero of legend. Indeed, he has been so acknowledged by the legendary Pokémon. ...Such purity of purpose is his.
"The liberation of Pokémon of which I... Of which Team Plasma speaks is the separation of Pokémon from foolish people! That's the truth! All Trainers will become helpless to resist us! We alone will be able to use Pokémon!
"The preparations are complete!
"When my perfect plan is set in motion, first a few gullible Pokémon Trainers who are unable to resist Team Plasma will release their Pokémon. Then that number will become a hundred, then a thousand... In no time, even the Gym Leaders and the Champion will become unable to fight us. Having a Pokémon will be considered a bad thing! Even people like the sad little Bianca, whose Pokémon was stolen in Castelia, will be unable to face public opinion and will release their Pokémon! That's the kind of world we'll make!
"You may have the Stone, but there's no chance whatsoever that the legendary Pokémon will accept you as the hero. So, if you're not willing to hand over your precious Pokémon, I suggest you search for some courage-- because you're going to need it!"
Opelucid City
"That's correct! Our lord N has combined his power with the legendary Dragon-type Pokémon and intends to create a new world. We herald the return of the hero of Unova, founder of this region.
"Pokémon are different from people. They are living beings who contain unknown potential.
"They are living beings from whom we humans have much to learn.
"They are beings whose greatness we should acknowledge! Beings who should be freed from our oppression!
"We, Team Plasma, invite you to join us! We all want to create a new world where people and Pokémon are both free! Ladies and gentlemen, I ask you now... Please, release your Pokémon. And so I end my plea to you today. Thank you one and all for your attention."
N's Castle
  • Outside the throne room
"Welcome, holder of the Light StoneB/Dark StoneW."
"The castle that appeared as if it were enveloping the Pokémon League is a symbol. It means Unova will change."
"The king of this castle is the strongest Trainer in the world. He is accompanied by the legendary Pokémon. He has defeated the Champion. Added to all that, his heart burns with the desire to improve the world. If that's not what makes a hero, what more do you need?"
"Now that the stage is set, we can seize people's minds and hearts. We can bring into being the world that I--no, that Team Plasma--desires more easily than you can imagine! We and only we will use Pokémon, and we shall rule the powerless populace!"
"I've been waiting so long for this! I've kept my silence so no one could piece together what I planned. Now, those painful days are at an end!"
"Go! Onward!"
"Discover whether you have what it takes to be a hero!"
"Go! Holder of the Light StoneB/Dark StoneW! In this room, you can learn whether you, too, can be a hero!"
  • After N is defeated
"After all of that, do you think you're still worthy of sharing the name Harmonia with me? You good-for-nothing boy!"
"To start with, I spurred N into pursuing idealsB/the truthW. The reason we reawakened the legendary Pokémon now was to give MY Team Plasma more power! Power to control the fearful masses! That at least was well done."
"After saying you had to put your beliefs on the line and battle to see which one chosen by the legendary Pokémon was the true hero... You lost to an ordinary Trainer! There is such a thing as being too stupid! Add it up, and you are nothing more than a warped, defective boy who knows nothing but Pokémon..."
"<Player>! I never would have thought the legendary Pokémon would choose a Trainer like you! It caught me completely off guard."
"This doesn't change my goal. My plans have not been disturbed! In order to rule this world utterly, in order to manipulate the hearts of people who know nothing, I will have N be the king of Team Plasma. But, for that to work, you-- since you know the truth-- You must be eliminated!"
"That was just a convenient lie that I needed to create Team Plasma. Use your head. What's to be gained from letting go of useful things like Pokémon? Certainly, manipulating Pokémon helps people expand their possibilities. That much, I can agree with. So it naturally follows that only I should be able to use Pokémon!"
"You can say whatever you want. A Pokémon, even if it's revered as a deity, is still just a Pokémon. <Player>, so what if it chose you! That doesn't mean you're a threat. Come on! Now you'll face ME in battle! I can't wait to see the look on your face when you've lost all hope!"
"I won't allow anyone to stop me! No matter who does what!"
  • Upon first non-KO HP loss
"I was expecting exactly that kind of move!"
  • When the last Pokémon is at critical health
"What is going on here?"
  • Being defeated
"My calculations... No! My careful schemes! The world should be mine!"
  • After being defeated
"What?! I created Team Plasma with my own hands. I'm absolutely perfect! I AM PERFECTION! I am the perfect ruler of a perfect new world!"
"Mwa ha ha! Since I couldn't become the hero and obtain the legendary Pokémon myself... I prepared someone for that purpose--N! He's nothing more than a freak without a human heart. Do you think you're going to get through to a warped person like that?!"

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Plasma Frigate
  • Upon encounter in his office
"That blasted Colress!" (turns to the player and slams his cane) "The fool is far too committed to pure science. This is how he repays me for making him the boss of Team Plasma? How dare he put his personal intellectual curiosity before our ultimate mission of conquering Unova!" (steps right) "How fortunate for you! Few get to be the sole audience member for one of my speeches." (steps forward) "Team Plasma will use its knowledge and technology to take Kyurem's true power to its absolute limit and freeze the Unova region. The terrified people and Pokémon will bow at Team Plasma' MY feet!" (walks closer and slams his cane) "Kyurem is an empty being. The remnants of a certain Pokémon when it split into Reshiram and Zekrom... My desire is absolute rule of Unova!" (walks closer) "That's right! Kyurem will be the vessel into which my desires will be poured!"
(to a Shadow Triad member) "It's finally here! The wonderful era in which I am the absolute ruler of Unova has finally arrived! I'll let you take care of this!"
Giant Chasm
  • Upon encounter in the cave
"The Giant Chasm! This is the spot where Kyurem's power resonates. Here, Kyurem can use the full extent of its power and easily cover all of Unova in ice!" (slams his cane) "Kyurem, come!"
"I have a memory that has continued to haunt me. Just one. That unpleasant look in your eyes reminds me of it. That aside, this is my gift to you to show my respect for making it this far. I'll freeze you solid right here so you can watch my glorious ascent!" (slams his cane) "Kyurem! Glaciate!"
  • After Kyurem's attack is destroyed
"So you came... The freak without a human heart...N!"
"Excellent! That was a moving expression of your determination! So the education I provided to make you king wasn't a complete waste, then! But I still haven't forgotten that even though I was kind enough to find you when you were living in the forest with Pokémon, and take you in, and care for you, in the end you were selfish and disrupted my plans. I was supposed to use your abilities to rule Unova!"
"But I'll forgive you for that as well. ZekromB2/ReshiramW2, which you were kind enough to bring with you, can shatterB2/meltW2 ice! Now you've saved me the work of searching for it! Well, actually, I knew you'd appear if we fired ice missiles into Opelucid City and you noticed the change!"
"Oh, but it will! If I use these! The DNA Splicers!"
  • After ZekromB2/ReshiramW2 reverts into its stone
"Kyurem! Absorb ZekromB2/ReshiramW2! Use Absofusion!"
  • After Kyurem and ZekromB2/ReshiramW2 are fused
"You fool... Last time, I was going to use you to capture people's hearts and minds to rule them! But this time, I'm simply going to use overwhelming power and rule with an iron fist! Do you understand? If you had simply become king, Unova would have remained beautiful!"
"Come now, Trainer. This time no one will save you! But to make things interesting, I'll give you a chance. Let's see if you can stop THIS Kyurem!" (looks questioned)
"What's this? Your Poké Balls are trembling. Could your Pokémon be shaking with rage?" (slams his cane) "No! That's not possible! Simple tools don't have emotion or thought! Come! Challenge Kyurem! Just so you know, catching it is impossible! My cane emits signals that disrupt the function of all Poké Balls!"
  • If talked to before battling Kyurem
"Come now! I want to see your face at the moment you lose all hope! Battle to protect Unova! I've prepared the finest stage, and it's wasted on a bit player like you! Lose and go down in flames!"
  • After Kyurem is defeated
"I can't believe it! The BlackB2/WhiteW2 Kyurem I went to all the trouble of preparing! How irritating! Now I have to go recapture Kyurem, don't I? But first, I'll take down this disgusting Trainer with my own hand! This time I WILL succeed! No matter what they try, no one will be able to stop me!"
  • Upon the first non-KO HP loss
"I was expecting exactly that kind of move!"
  • Last Pokémon at critical health
"What's this?! This is nothing like I expected!"
  • Being defeated
"Could it be?! My plans for complete and total world domination foiled yet again? No! It mustn't be! I couldn't have been defeated by some random Trainer from who knows where!"
  • After being defeated
(steps back) "How can this be? I'm the creator of Team Plasma! I'm perfect! I'm the absolute ruler who will change the world! And I've lost to some unknown Trainer not once, but TWICE?!" (paces, then turns to N) "I can't accept this! This isn't possible! I can't be bested by fools who can't even use Pokémon correctly!"
(turns away) "Shut your mouth! Shut up! Shut up! Shut UP! Don't talk like a person, you freak! No real person could talk to Pokémon!"

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

  • Before battle
"Well now, what do we have here...? I come out wondering what the commotion is... Only to find the door to the center of the castle ajar, and intruders running wild! It seems those team leaders from other worlds are not nearly as useful as I had hoped."
"Mother, you say...? I see, you're the daughter of the president."
"My name is Ghetsis. I am representing Team Plasma. I, too, was summoned from another world, much like the other leaders you've defeated!"
"There is no need to worry. You will find the president up ahead, blissfully asleep and dreaming."
"Ah, not so fast!"
"Unfortunately, I cannot let you go beyond this point!"
"You see, I have been thinking long and hard about the reason I have been sent to this world. And now...I believe I finally have the answer! My purpose... It is to travel between the worlds, freeing all Pokémon from foolish people... And at the same time, consolidate all the power in all the worlds to myself!"
"In order to achieve this beautiful ideal, however, I have need of a useful pawn... And that man, the leader of Team Rocket, is a man of pure evil! If I can make good use of him, and set him up as a king, I shall be able to reign supreme above all existence!"
"I have found that humans, with their predictable ambitions, are easier to use and control than a freak without a human heart."
"It wouldn't do at all to have you get in his way, especially when I must establish him as my king!"
"Must you insist on interfering with my plans?"
"Very well, then... All obstacles to my ambitions must be removed!"
  • Being defeated
"I couldn't have been defeated by some random Trainer from who knows where!"
  • After being defeated
"What?! I created Team Plasma with my own hands. I'm absolutely perfect! I AM PERFECTION! I am the perfect ruler of a perfect new world!"
"This cannot be possible... I will not accept this!"
"Myah-ha-ha! No, no, no, no, no! You don't get it, do you? I can't be defeated! I won't be! IT. CANNOT. BE. ALLOWED! You, tiny intruder! If you value this girl's life, throw aside all your Poké Balls, at this moment!"
"Shut your mouth!"
"What's this? Your Poké Balls are shaking. Could it be that they're shaking with rage? No matter! Throw away all your Poké Balls, right this instant!"
All right...: "Myah-ha-ha! Good, good... That's a good little boy/girl. Do as your elders command you! Victory only suits perfect leaders, after all... Such as myself!"
I refuse!: "Were you not listening, or did you simply not understand? Well, you leave me no choice. This girl must..."
"Of course... The Colress of this world! But you should have no reason to meddle in my plans!"
"What's this...? My body is being pulled... No...NOOOOOOOOOOOO!"


Ghetsis Concept Art.jpg Black White Ghetsis.png Ghetsis anime art.png
Early artwork Official artwork from
Black and White
Official artwork from the
Best Wishes series


Spr BW Ghetsis.png VSGhetsis.png Spr B2W2 Ghetsis.png VSGhetsis 2.png Spr USUM Ghetsis.png VSGhetsis USUM.png
Sprite from
Black and White
VS sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
VS sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
In-battle model from
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
VS model from
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Ghetsiswalkdown.png Ghetsis OD.png Ghetsis OD2.png Ghetsis USUM OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Black and White
Overworld sprites from
Black 2 and White 2
Overworld model from
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

In the anime

In the main series

Ghetsis in the anime

Ghetsis is the head of Team Plasma, and often referred to as "Lord Ghetsis", and the main antagonist of the Best Wishes! Season 2: Episode N arc. He debuted in Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!, where he was seen briefly contacting Colress via a hologram communicator. He and Colress discussed the current status of the Pokémon control experiment, and when Ash, his friends, and Looker approached Team Plasma's laboratory, Ghetsis ordered Colress to turn the experimental Pokémon loose on them.

Ghetsis physically debuted in Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!. He was seen contacting Colress for an update on his Pokémon control experiment. Later, Ghetsis spoke to several Team Plasma Grunts, who were spying on the excavations made at the White Ruins as well as looking for N and conducting the mysterious "Project G" and "Project F".

In Secrets From Out of the Fog!, Ghetsis was seen discussing his plans with Colress and Aldith. He was also seen in flashbacks to N's past, in which he raised N alongside Anthea and Concordia and wild Pokémon. In a later flashback, a ceremony he led in N's Castle involving N and the Seven Sages was interrupted by Reshiram, infuriating him. Since then, Ghetsis scoured Unova in search of N in order to fulfil his prophetic fantasies of control Reshiram and restoring the world for Pokémon to thrive.

Conducting the Ceremony of Revival

In Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!, Ghetsis met with Colress, Aldith, and Barret via hologram and revealing the existence of the Light Stone to them.

He briefly appeared via a communicator in Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals! before arriving at the White Ruins in Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!. With his followers having subdued Team Plasma's enemies, Ghetsis took the Light Stone and placed it on a pedestal in the ruins, then used his staff to initiate the ritual leading to Reshiram's awakening.

In What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!, Ghetsis successfully summoned Reshiram and, with the help of Colress's machine, took control of it. Despite turning it on his enemies, however, he lost control of Reshiram when Colress's machine was destroyed. Ultimately, he was arrested by Looker along with the rest of his followers.


Ghetsis is typically frustrated and searing with anger as he attempts to complete his goals. Chaos and destruction were classic of Team Plasma as they attempted to complete multiple operations ordered by Ghetsis. N, Anthea and Concordia became distrustful of Ghetsis's words following Reshiram's attack on their home two years prior, exposing Ghetsis as a power hungry and selfish leader.


Ghetsis's Reshiram
Main article: Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime → Reshiram

Ghetsis first summoned this Reshiram in a ceremony two years prior to the events in the anime. However, his plan to control it failed, as his goals led Reshiram to become enraged and destroy Team Plasma's mansion before flying away. These events were recounted by N in a flashback in Secrets From Out of the Fog!.

In Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!, N surrendered the Light Stone to Team Plasma in exchange for Colress releasing Ash's Pikachu from his control. Ghetsis then arrived at the White Ruins and initiated the ceremony, resulting in Reshiram's resurrection in What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!. This time, Ghetsis had Colress use his Pokémon Control Device on Reshiram, placing it under Team Plasma's control. Ghetsis ordered it to go on a rampage, turning its power on both his enemies and his own followers, but when Pikachu fought Colress's control and shocked it, Reshiram began to regain its free will.

Reshiram helped Pikachu destroy the machine, freeing all the controlled Pokémon, but then went on an even more violent rampage, stopping only when N managed to talk it down. Ghetsis still refused to admit defeat, however, admonishing Reshiram for disobeying him. After Ghetsis was captured along with the other members of Team Plasma, N came to understand Reshiram's motivations, and it departed peacefully.

Debut Secrets From Out of the Fog!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 相沢正輝 Masaki Aizawa
English Bill Rogers
Finnish Pasi Ruohonen
Polish Miłogost Reczek
Brazilian Portuguese Tatá Guarnieri
Spanish Latin America Dan Osorio
Spain Gabriel Jiménez

In Pokémon Generations

Ghetsis appeared in The King Returns. He appeared in the Giant Chasm alongside Kyurem, finishing his plans to freeze Unova. Despite N and his Reshiram's attempt to stop them, he managed to fuse Reshiram and Kyurem into White Kyurem to further his plans. He was then challenged by Hilbert and his Zekrom.


Ghetsis's Kyurem

Ghetsis's White Kyurem
Kyurem ↔ White Kyurem
Kyurem appeared when Ghetsis commanded it to freeze the entire Unova region, but when N and his Reshiram came to stop them, Ghetsis used the DNA Splicers to fuse Kyurem with Reshiram and turn it into White Kyurem.

Kyurem's known moves are Blizzard and Ice Burn.

Debut The King Returns

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 速水奨 Shō Hayami
English Patrick Seitz
Brazilian Portuguese Alexandre Moreno
European Spanish Eduard Itchart

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Ghetsis in Pokémon Adventures
Ghetsis in the eleventh chapter
Black & White chapter

Ghetsis debuted in An Odd Speech. At Accumula Town, Ghetsis introduced Team Plasma and their campagin to the general public. He gave a speech encouraging the townspeople to liberate their Pokémon and return them to the wild. While some chose to ignore his words, several people were swayed by Ghetsis's words and proceeded to release their Pokémon.

In The Battle Within, the Seven Sages watched as the Shadow Triad and Unova Gym Leaders battled for possession of the Dark Stone. Ghetsis left, revealing he was going to Nacrene City to join the battle. In Finding Truth, Black was tricked by a Team Plasma Grunt in disguise into revealing where the Dark Stone was kept. Once the stone was located, Ghetsis attacked Black with his Eelektross, knocking his unconscious. Ghetsis took the Dark Stone to N at the Dragonspiral Tower, where he proceeded to awaken the Legendary Pokémon Zekrom.

In Cold Hard Truth, Team Plasma launched their attack on the Pokémon League, surrounding the building with N's Castle. As a form of mockery and display of Team Plasma's power, the Gym Leaders were hoisted on cross-like fixtures and displayed in front of the masses. While Black went ahead to face N, a group of regular Trainers led by Hiker Andy fought the sages in his place, eventually succeeding in freeing the Gym Leaders. Outnumbered, the sages fled, but Ghetsis chose to sneak into the castle, where N and Black were having their final battle.

In The Power of Dreams, Ghetsis found N unconscious, having already lost to Black. Ghetsis revealed his connection to N and that he had been manipulating his adoptive son as a pawn in his scheme to make Pokémon illegal for everyone other than Team Plasma. He attacked Black, hoping to silence him and prevent the public from ever learning of N's defeat. Black struggled initially due to Ghetsis's team being tailored to counter his own, but with his Musharna, Musha, Black uncovered and defeated Ghetsis's secret weapon—a Volcarona. Once the rest of Ghetsis' team had fallen, Black had the sage trapped in a prison of Stone Edge pillars, putting an end to Team Plasma's ideals.

In A Difficult Parting, Ghetsis watched as N bid his farewells to Black and White before leaving. Once N left, Black's Reshiram began reverting into the Light Stone. Ghetsis used Colress's Beheeyem to free himself from the prison and send Black flying towards Reshiram, preventing him from being trapped inside of the Light Stone as well.

Black 2 & White 2 chapter

In Innocent Scientist, Colress revealed that Ghetsis is still an active member of Team Plasma, though he had given up his leadership to the scientist.

In Therian Forme III, Ghetsis arrived at Driftveil City, where he found Colress in battle with Blake. Using his Colress Machine, Colress took control of Zinzolin's Kyurem and had it loaded onto Team Plasma's flying ship, the Plasma Frigate. The frigate was flown to Castelia City, where it used a special Kyurem-powered cannon to freeze several buildings and people solid.

In PS542, Ghetsis and Colress found that N had returned to Unova due to Zekrom being attracted to Kyurem's growing power. Ghetsis took command of Kyurem and set out to battle with his former son. Upon being warned to not let his paternal feelings get the better of him, Ghetsis assured Colress that he never felt any sort of attachment towards N.

In PS543, Ghetsis obtained the DNA Splicers, which allowed Kyurem to revert Zekrom back into the Dark Stone, trapping N inside with it. Kyurem absorbed the Dark Stone, transforming it into Black Kyurem. Reacting to Zekrom's absorption, the Light Stone reverted back into Reshiram, freeing Black in the process. Black and White briefly fought Kyurem, but were distracted when N was ejected from the Dark Stone, giving Ghetsis the chance to attack and escape. Not wanting N to interfere with his control over Kyurem, Ghetsis knocked him off of Kyurem's back, sending him into the ocean below. Unbeknownst to Ghetsis, Colress secretly took N aboard the Plasma Frigate, curious about his ability to hear the voices of Pokémon.

In PS545, Ghetsis and Colress followed Kyurem, who had started moving towards the Giant Chasm of its own free will. Noticing the Swords of Justice were giving chase, Ghetsis ordered the Shadow Triad to attack them.

In PS548, Ghetsis was confronted by Whitley, N, Alder, and Looker deep within the Plasma Frigate. N stated he intended to take all the Pokémon stolen by Team Plasma and return them to where they properly belonged. Ghetsis denied this, declaring that he'd rather die along with his dream than live as a prisoner. He activated a self-destruct mechanism, causing an explosion that tore the Plasma Frigate apart from the inside, sending everyone flying. Ghetsis was saved by N, who stated that despite everything, he still loved Ghetsis as a father. Disgusted, Ghetsis rejected N's love, calling him a monster while beating his former son unconscious. As he plummeted towards the ground, Ghetsis laughed at his villainy, only to be surprised when he was rescued by Zekrom.

Later, as he was being arrested by the International Police, Ghetsis swore to one day return and restart his ambition to manipulate and lead the people. Whitley assured Ghetsis that his schemes would never succeed, stating that even if he were to somehow fool humans into following him, the Pokémon hurt by Team Plasma wouldn't be tricked and would never forgive him. Noticing the liberated Pokémon had begun to glare at him with anger in their eyes, Ghetsis fearfully broke down and walked into the police helicopter for his own safety.


On hand
Ghetsis's Hydreigon
Hydreigon is Ghetsis's first known Pokémon. He was used by Ghetsis to fly to the Dragonspiral Tower so that he could meet and give the Dark Stone to N. He is shown to be very powerful, as he was able to easily defeat Black's entire team in a short amount of time. At N's Castle, he was used to battle Black, where his Fire-type moves gave him an advantage over Black's Tula. Eventually, he was defeated by an X-Scissor from Tula.

None of Hydreigon's moves are known.

Debut The Battle Within
Ghetsis's Eelektross
Eelektross is Ghetsis's second known Pokémon. It was first used by Ghetsis to attack and stun Black so that the Dark Stone could be easily taken from Nacrene Museum. At N's Castle, it was used to battle Black, where its Electric-type allowed it to gain an easy advantage over Black's Costa and Brav. Eventually, it was defeated by a Flare Blitz from Bo.

None of Eelektross' moves are known and its Ability is Levitate.

Debut Finding Truth
Ghetsis's Seismitoad
Seismitoad was used alongside the other Seven Sages' Pokémon to fend off several Trainers that were trying to rescue the captured Gym Leaders. Later, it is one of the Pokémon Ghetsis used in his battle against Black at N's Castle. Its Water-type gave it an advantage over Black's Bo. Eventually, it was defeated by Musha's Hidden Power.

None of Seismitoad's moves are known and its Ability is Swift Swim.

Debut Triple Threat
Ghetsis's Cofagrigus
Cofagrigus is one of the Pokémon Ghetsis used in his battle against Black at N's Castle. Thanks to its Ghost-type, it easily had an advantage over Black's Musha. Eventually, it was defeated by Brav's Sky Drop.

None of Cofagrigus's moves are known.

Debut The Power of Dreams
Ghetsis's Toxicroak
Toxicroak was used to battle Alder and Looker on the Plasma Frigate, but was defeated.

None of Toxicroak's moves are known.

Debut PS548
Ghetsis's Drapion
Drapion was used to battle Alder and Looker on the Plasma Frigate, but was defeated.

None of Drapion's moves are known.

Debut PS548
Status unknown
Ghetsis's Volcarona
Volcarona is one of the Pokémon Ghetsis used in his battle against Black at N's Castle. Volcarona was found in the Relic Castle, where it was later captured and eventually produced an Egg that hatched into the Shadow Triad's Larvesta. Ghetsis used it to camouflage itself with the sun, allowing it to make Hydreigon's Fire-type attacks more powerful in secret. Eventually, it was found out when Black had Musha eat his dreams and then defeated by Costa's Stone Edge. Afterward, Ghetsis expressed disappointment in its easy defeat.

None of Volcarona's moves are known.

Debut The Power of Dreams
Ghetsis's Kyurem

Ghetsis's Kyurem
Main article: Tao trio (Adventures)

Kyurem was originally caught by Zinzolin, but was taken control of by Colress with the Colress Machine. When N arrived to confront Team Plasma and put a stop to their plans, Colress gave Ghetsis the Colress Machine so he could use Kyurem in battle.

Debut Cold Storage Battle

In the Pocket Monsters BW manga

Ghetsis discusses plans with a Team Plasma member on what to do with the Pokémon being released. Clefairy disguises himself as a ninja and listens in.

In the Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends manga

Ghetsis appeared in Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends.

In the TCG

Full Art print of Ghetsis

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Ghetsis or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Ghetsis's Pokémon
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 #
Pretend Boss Pikachu Team Plasma Lightning       SM-P Promotional cards   195/SM-P
Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Ghetsis Su Plasma Freeze Rare Holo 101/116 Team Plasma Battle Gift Set   013/016
      Spiral Force U 048/051
Plasma Freeze Rare Ultra 115/116 Spiral Force SR 055/051


Ghetsis's right arm in the Black and White opening
  • During a fan meeting event held in the Yokohama Pokémon Center on August 5, 2012, Junichi Masuda revealed that Ghetsis's full name was initially G-Cis Harmonia Gropius (ゲーツィス・ハルモニア・グロピウス). Note the different Katakana spelling for his first name.
  • The top of Ghetsis's robes in his Black and White appearance resemble the battlements of a castle.
  • Ghetsis has several unique attributes:
    • He is the only villainous team leader in the core series games that uses a pseudo-legendary Pokémon.
    • He is the only Trainer in the core series games to use seven Pokémon to battle the player, as he has the player battle the BlackB2/WhiteW2 Kyurem he controls before challenging the player to a battle with his full team in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. The only other Trainer with a similar style of battling is Greevil in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness.
    • He is the only villainous team leader in the core series to field a full team of six Pokémon against the player.
    • He is the only antagonist in the core series games to try to incapacitate the player. In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, he attempts to have Kyurem freeze the player with Glaciate, but that move cannot cause freezing when used in battle. Before the English releases of Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, this threat was mistranslated by various sources as a threat to kill and impale the player using Kyurem's icicles.
    • He is the only villainous team leader in the anime to be arrested successfully at the conclusion of his plot.
    • He is the only one out of all the core series villainous team leaders who is never battled more than once per game.
    • He is the only final boss who cannot be rematched an infinite number of times in the post-game.
  • Ghetsis is 2.00 m (6'6") tall.
  • In Black 2 and White 2, all of Ghetsis's Pokémon he also had in Black and White are two levels lower in Normal Mode and six levels lower in Easy Mode. However, they are two levels higher in Challenge Mode.
  • Ghetsis's right arm is almost always concealed. In the games, it is only seen in Pokémon Black and White's opening, where it is shaded darker than his left arm, while in the anime, it is not seen at all. In Pokémon Generations, both of his arms appear to be fully functional, albeit he still primarily uses the left one.
    • In Black 2 and White 2, Ghetsis mentions that he is going to take the player down with his "own hand" in singular, instead of "hands" in plural.
    • In addition to this, his right eye remains hidden by an eyepiece. In the games, he also appears to have trouble moving the right side of his mouth, as shown by his in-game sprites and models.
    • Early concept art for Ghetsis depicts him without his eyepiece and shows that his right eye has a scar around it.
  • Ghetsis's anime incarnation appears to combine traits of his two video game incarnations. His personality is similar to his characterization in Black and White, but his outfit and open motives are taken from Black 2 and White 2.
  • Ghetsis bears some resemblance to Giovanni in his goals of world domination, a focus on Pokémon theft, uncaring and selfish parenthood, and the degradation of his sanity after being twice defeated by a child. However, Giovanni is shown to have mentally recovered in Black 2 and White 2, whereas it is left unclear if Ghetsis will ever recover.
  • In Black and White, Ghetsis's Hydreigon has a super effective move against all of N's Pokémon in his final team.
  • Ghetsis's Hydreigon is the only NPC Pokémon to have minimum friendship, and is, therefore, the only one to use Frustration with maximum power.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ゲーチス G-Cis From "G" and "Cis" (C♯), the pitches of the timpani used in his battle theme. The combination of "G" and "Cis" is a tritone, a dissonant musical interval previously referred to as Diabolus in Musica (The Devil in the Music) in the 18th century. Could also be romanized as Goetis, derived from Goetia, Greek for "sorcery".
English, Vietnamese Ghetsis Romanization of Japanese name
French Ghetis Romanization of Japanese name
German G-Cis Romanization of Japanese name drawing directly from its etymology
Italian Ghecis Romanization of Japanese name
Spanish Ghechis Romanization of Japanese name
Korean 게치스 Gechiseu Transliteration of Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 魁奇思 Kuíqísī Transliteration of his Japanese name. Possibly from 魁首 kuíshǒu, 魔鬼 móguǐ, and 奇思妙想 qísīmiàoxiǎng
Chinese (Cantonese) 魁奇思 Transliteration of his Japanese name. Possibly from 魁首, 魔鬼, and 奇思妙想
Russian Гетсис Getsis Transcription of English name


Language Name Origin
Japanese ハルモニア Harmonia Latin for "harmony"
English, German, French, Italian, Vietnamese Harmonia Same as Japanese name
Spanish Armonia From armonía, harmony.
Korean 하르모니아 Harmonia Transliteration of Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 哈爾孟尼亞 Hā'ěrmèngníyǎ Transliteration of Japanese name

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