Guzma

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Guzma
グズマ Guzma
Sun Moon Guzma.png
Art from Sun and Moon
Gender Male
Eye color Gray
Hair color White
Hometown Alola Route 2
Region Alola
Relatives Unnamed mother and father
Trainer class Team Skull Boss, Pokémon Trainer
Generation VII
Games Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Specializes in Bug types
Member of Team Skull
Rank Boss

Guzma (Japanese: グズマ Guzma) is a character introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. He is the leader of Team Skull. He is the only character in the games to have the Trainer class Team Skull Boss (Japanese: スカルだんボス Team Skull Boss). He specializes in Bug-type Pokémon.

In the games

Guzma first appears in Malie Garden, taunting Professor Kukui, calling both the professor and himself "fellow rejects who never could become captains." Guzma then criticizes Kukui's idea of building a Pokémon League for Alola; while he agrees that some parts of the island challenge are antiquated, he claims there's no need for a League, as he believes he's the strongest Trainer in the region. To solidify his position, his Grunts have been stealing every piece of Buginium Z across Alola simply to deny its use to other Trainers. When Kukui asks the player to battle Guzma, the boss takes notice of their Z-Ring, and asks why they're taking on the island challenge before immediately dismissing it and accepting Kukui's terms. The player wins, and Guzma leaves, saying he'll remember the encounter.

Later on, the player travels to Po Town to retrieve a Yungoos Team Skull stole from a child living at the Aether House. After getting past an army of Team Skull Grunts and infiltrating their headquarters, the Shady House, the player comes face-to-face with Guzma, who is holding the Yungoos in his personal quarters. He returns the Yungoos after losing to the player again, but vows that he will one day defeat them.

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However, it is subsequently revealed that Team Skull's kidnapping of the Yungoos was a distraction meant to draw the player away from the Aether House so Plumeria could abduct Lillie. At this point, Gladion openly betrays Team Skull and recruits both the player and Hau for a mission to rescue Lillie from where Team Skull took her — Aether Paradise. As the player, Hau and Gladion fight through the Aether Foundation Employees who, along with Faba, are guarding Aether Paradise on Lusamine's orders, they discover a large group of Team Skull Grunts personally led by Guzma guarding the path to Lusamine's mansion, revealing that Lusamine has been secretly controlling Team Skull. Gladion rushes ahead to attempt to defeat Guzma and open the path for the player, but fails, leaving the player to battle Guzma one last time themselves. Guzma relents and allows the player to enter Lusamine's mansion after falling once more. A short while later, he rushes to Lusamine's side after she opens the Ultra Wormhole using Nebby's powers, unleashing Ultra Beasts all over Alola. Encouraging Lusamine to capture the Nihilego that appears in the room so it can be used to crush the player and their friends, Guzma ends up in a battle with Hau while Gladion tries to defeat Nihilego and the player fights Lusamine. Upon her defeat, the Ultra Wormhole and Nihilego begin to disappear. Unwilling to let her plans be thwarted, Lusamine enters the portal, taking Guzma with her.

Guzma is not seen again until after the player and Lillie have helped Nebby recover and evolve from Cosmoem into SolgaleoS/LunalaM. The legendary Pokémon transports the player and Lillie into Ultra Space, where they discover Guzma sitting alone, separated from Lusamine. He reveals that once they arrived in Ultra Space, he tried to capture a Nihilego of his own, only for it to use its parasitic powers to control him. Claiming that he has always lived his life making people afraid of him, Guzma admits that this experience has made him feel true fear for the first time, and warns the player and Lillie that they are stupid for coming to Ultra Space and tells them that Lusamine is too far gone into her insanity to be saved. He sits out and watches as the player battles Lusamine and subsequently separates her from the Nihilego she fused with using the aid of SolgaleoS/LunalaM and is saved from Ultra Space along with the others when SolgaleoS/LunalaM uses its powers to return them to the real world. Upon arrival, Hapu meets the group and has Guzma help her take away the unconscious Lusamine on her Mudsdale.

Once the player becomes Champion, it is revealed that Guzma disbanded Team Skull after returning from Ultra Space. To reflect this new start in life, he no longer wears his gold chain bearing Team Skull's insignia, paints a red X over the insignia on his coat, removes his Team Skull tattoos and changes his sunglasses to a symmetrical pair of round lenses. He can be found in his parents' home on Route 2, where he tells the player to meet him on Hau'oli City's beachfront. There, he expresses a continuing desire to finally defeat the player and challenges them once again. Upon his loss, Hala appears and tells him that he cannot win because he does not recognize his opponents' strength. Hala promises to make a fine trainer out of Guzma, and Guzma leaves after gifting the player his lucky charm, a Dawn Stone. In Moon only, he appears as a potential challenger and Multi Battle teammate at the Battle Tree. In Sun, this appearance is fulfilled by Plumeria instead.

Throughout the game, the player can discover hints about Guzma's past and motivations. He once earned many trophies for Pokémon battling that are still on display in his parents' home, but at some point after taking on his island challenge, he ran away from home. He apparently aspired to become a captain, but was unable to. At some point, he was part of a group centered around a previous kahuna, but after it was struck down by the wrath of one of the guardian deities, Team Skull would rise from its ashes. Guzma wants to fight back against Alola's traditions and assert his own strength. He ultimately fell under Lusamine's influence because she was the only adult who ever acknowledged his strength as a Trainer, inspiring his loyalty to her until the events in Ultra Space.

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, when the player and Lillie prepare to open the Ultra Wormhole to pursue Guzma and Lusamine into Ultra Space, the pair are thrown out of a wormhole before the player and Lillie can do so. They are followed by Necrozma, who attacks and absorbs Nebby before opening many Ultra Wormholes and fleeing back to Ultra Megalopolis. When the player returns from defeating Necrozma in Ultra Megalopolis, Guzma has regained consciousness and reflects on the conversation he overhears about working together with others. Later, during the game's credits, he and Plumeria are shown at the Shady House announcing the disbanding of Team Skull to its members.

During Episode RR, Guzma appears at Team Rocket's Castle to assist the player against a pair of Team Rainbow Rocket Grunts. He mentions that while he has nothing anymore, not even Team Skull, there are certain things he cannot let go of and by invading Aether Paradise, Team Rainbow Rocket has violated one of those things. He remains in the lobby of the castle, holding off two Grunts while the player defeats the various bosses in the castle en route to Giovanni, who is holding Lusamine hostage. Later, once the player has defeated Giovanni, he appears with Wicke and Colress as Lusamine regains consciousness and witnesses Faba's downfall.

In addition to appearing at the Battle Tree in Ultra Moon, Guzma can be found in both versions near Plumeria's trailer on Route 13, promising to protect those he cares about even without being a captain. He can also appear as a potential challenger during Title Defense battles at the Pokémon League.

Pokémon

Guzma's Pokémon are kept in Ultra Balls.

Pokémon Sun and Moon

First battle


Second battle


Third battle


Fourth battle


Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

First battle


Second battle


Third battle


Multi Battle with player

Guzma will partner with the player in a Multi Battle against two Team Rainbow Rocket Grunts during Episode RR.



Title Defense battle


Battle Tree

Guzma appears in the Battle Tree exclusively in Pokémon Moon and Ultra Moon. He uses three of the Pokémon below in Single Battles, four in Double Battles, and two in Multi Battles.



Quotes

Pokémon Sun and Moon

Malie Garden
"Battle Royal, huh? Nice idea there, Kukui. You can beat down three Pokémon at once, huh?"
"The hated boss who beats you down, and beats you down, and never lets up... Yeah. Big bad Guzma is here!"
"Greetings, cowering public!"
"We have an exciting bout for you tonight! In the opposing corner, the Pokémon professor Kukui! And in this corner, the boss of Team Skull and the hardest guy around, Guzma!"
"Here we are, Kukui... Fellow rejects who never could become captains."
"We've got all these moldy old traditions in Alola—the kahunas, the captains... It's about time we cut out all that silly garbage and make something new for ourselves. Trust me, I get that."
"Don't get me wrong, though, Kukui. We've got no need for a Pokémon League. After all, everyone already knows who the strongest Trainer is on these islands!"
"So you're one of the kids on his/her island challenge? You don't look like Hala's grandson."
"Tch! This move fanatic is getting me all riled up!"
"You've got a Z-Ring, huh, kid?"
"Why even bother with the island challenge? What's the point of it?"
It'll make me strong: "No it won't, you dumb kid! Watch closely, Kukui. Someday I'm gonna destroy you. But first, I'll destroy everything you care about!"
That's what I want to find out: "Ha! You don't even know why you're doing it. Watch closely, Kukui. Someday I'm gonna destroy you. But first, I'll destroy everything you care about!"
  • Before battle
"Wanna see what destruction looks like? Here it is in human form—it's your boy Guzma!"
  • Upon being defeated
"I see. Great work...I guess"
  • After being defeated
"Guzma!!! What is wrong with you?! Now's the time for your vaunted team to let loose and destroy everything!"
"It was <player>, right? I'll remember you...as someone I'll be happy to beat down anytime!"
Shady House
"The hated boss who beats you down and beats you down and never lets up... Yeah. Big bad Guzma is here!"
"I don't really get you, kid, but at least this is a change of pace. It's not every day someone comes straight to me for a beating!"
I'm not here for you: "No bone to pick with me, huh? Then it's for Yungoos, I guess. How sweet of you to help out a sad little girl. Tch!"
I'm here for the Pokémon: "Oh, Yungoos? How sweet of you to help out a sad little girl. Tch!"
"And you came all the way here just for that, huh? Can't you just watch out for your own Pokémon and stay out of other people's business?!"
"You're one messed up kid!"
"You wanna know what I do when some machine messes up? The first thing I do is give it a nice hard smack!"
"I mean, most of the time I smash it to pieces, but hey, what can you do? Now let's see if I can't fix you!"
  • Upon being defeated
"Yeah, yeah. I gotta admit, that was great!"
  • After being defeated
"Guzma! What is wrong with you?!"
"Yo! Give the Pokémon back to the kid. NOW!"
"Tch!"
"I'm gonna beat you down one of these days! No matter whose help I need to do it..."
Aether Paradise
Outside
  • Before battle
"The hated boss who beats you down and beats you down and never lets up... Yeah. Big bad Guzma is here!"
"I did that spoiled little brat a favor and crushed him. Yeah, that was me. Y'know, I kinda liked you, kid. Leaving home like that and wanting to get stronger and stronger. You had some real guts. Going so far as coming over to Team Skull. And rejecting your own mother?! That was impressive."
"And now it's your turn! You little misfits keep getting up in my grill, like a cloud of smoke that I can't brush away. It's time I put out your fire at the source!"
  • Upon being defeated
"Hey, what's up with you? How come I can't smash you?!"
  • After being defeated
"Guzma! What is wrong with you?!"
"Tch. Looks like I got no choice. Go on...go through."
  • If talked to again
"If I want to beat you down... I've gotta get at least as strong as you! I can't believe you beat me down like that!"
Trophy Room
"Madam Prez... the experiment was a success, huh? Looks like it's time to catch this wicked Ultra Beast to beat down these annoying upstarts!"
  • After battling Lusamine
"Yes, ma'am..."
Ultra Space
"I'm the Team Skull boss, and I've never been scared of nothing or nobody. Heck, I live my life making people scared of ME! So listen to what big bad Guzma has to say..."
"Y'all are stupid!"
"How in the world did you even get to this place? I've got no idea how you did it, but here you are."
"It's all dark here... I've got no clue what's going on, but there's beasts everywhere... I tried to catch one of those things..."
"but it possessed me! And that's when it happened! My body, my mind... They started running wild, and I couldn't do anything about it!"
"It was like I became somebody else, and I finally felt what fear feels like! It was terrifying!"
"I may be the Team Skull boss, and I've never been scared of nothing or nobody, but..."
"that lady...she's on another level! She's way far gone! She lost her mind over these Ultra Beasts. There's no talking to her, no reasoning with her... She's just gone..."
  • After battling Lusamine
"What now?! What's going on?! And just when things were getting good!"
Altar of the SunneS/Altar of the MooneM
"Huh? Oh..."
Route 2 (after the player becomes Champion)
"You little brat!"
"I don't know what you think you're doing here, but I actually needed to talk to you. Get your rear over to the Hau'oli City Beachfront!"
Hau'oli City Beachfront (after the player becomes Champion)
"So you showed up..."
"Well, <player>, it's time to battle your boy!"
Wait a minute...: "What did you think I asked you to come here for?!"
Here I come!: "This is to make up for when I had to disband Team Skull! Just so you know, I'll never change! Wanna see what destruction looks like? Here it is in human form—it's your boy Guzma!"
  • Upon being defeated
"You again? How come I can't crush you?!"
  • After being defeated
"Guzma! What is wrong with you?! This outcome hasn't changed at all either!"
"You came all the way here just to watch me lose, huh? Must be nice to be a lazy old island kahuna with nothing better to do..."
"You wanna get beat down, old man?"
"I don't care what you say to me, yo. Beating people down is all I know!"
"What do you know, old man?!"
"You're still trying to front like you're my master, huh? I gave up on you a long time ago."
"Tch!"
"Master..."
"I ain't never gonna ask you to forgive me, so don't get it twisted—this is no apology! But shut up and take this! I got it for my first ever victory, and it's always been like my lucky charm!"
"Who knows what the Alolan winds will bring? Next time we meet, I'm counting on you to test how strong I've gotten."
Battle Tree
  • Before battle
"Doesn't matter who I'm up against, I'm gonna beat them down! That's what big bad Guzma is all about!"
  • Upon being defeated
"I guess that's how it is, Champion! But I'm not beat down yet!"
  • If the player is defeated
"Not yet! I could still keep wrecking! Come at me as many times as you want!"
  • When chosen as a partner in a Super Multi Battle
"Heh, I like the looks of this! If it's you and me, we can beat anyone down!"

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Malie Garden
"Battle Royal, huh? Nice idea there, Kukui. You can beat down three Pokémon at once, huh?"
"The hated boss who beats you down, and beats you down, and never lets up... Yeah. Big bad Guzma is here!"
"Greetings, cowering public!"
"We have an exciting bout for you tonight! In the opposing corner, the Pokémon professor Kukui! And in this corner, the boss of Team Skull and the hardest guy around, Guzma!"
"Here we are, Kukui... Fellow rejects who never could become captains."
"We've got all these moldy old traditions in Alola—the kahunas, the captains... It's about time we cut out all that silly garbage and make something new for ourselves. Trust me, I get that."
"Don't get me wrong, though, Kukui. We've got no need for a Pokémon League. After all, everyone already knows who the strongest Trainer is on these islands!"
"So you're one of the kids on his/her island challenge? You don't look like you're from around here!"
"Tch! This move fanatic is getting me all riled up!"
"You've got a Z-Power Ring, huh, kid?"
"Why even bother with the island challenge? What's the point of it?"
It'll make me strong: "No it won't, you dumb kid! Watch closely, Kukui. Someday I'm gonna destroy you. But first, I'll destroy everything you care about!"
That's what I want to find out: "Ha! You don't even know why you're doing it. Watch closely, Kukui. Someday I'm gonna destroy you. But first, I'll destroy everything you care about!"
  • Before battle
"Wanna see what destruction looks like? Here it is in human form—it's your boy Guzma!"
  • Upon being defeated
"I see. Great work...I guess."
  • After being defeated
"Guzma!!! What is wrong with you?! Now's the time for your vaunted team to let loose and destroy everything!"
"It was <player>, right? I'll remember you...as someone I'll be happy to beat down anytime!"
"So you're Hau, huh?"
"Y'know you don't have to do this island challenge thing just because your granddad's a kahuna. Even if you finish, you might not get what you want."
Shady House
"The hated boss who beats you down and beats you down and never lets up... Yeah. Big bad Guzma is here!"
"I don't really get you, kid, but at least this is a change of pace. It's not every day someone comes straight to me for a beating!"
I'm not here for you: "No bone to pick with me, huh? Then it's for Yungoos, I guess. How sweet of you to help out a sad little girl. Tch!"
I'm here for the Pokémon: "Oh, Yungoos? How sweet of you to help out a sad little girl. Tch!"
"And you came all the way here just for that, huh? Can't you just watch out for your own Pokémon and stay out of other people's business?!"
"You're one messed up kid!"
"You wanna know what I do when some machine messes up? The first thing I do is give it a nice hard smack!"
"I mean, most of the time I smash it to pieces, but hey, what can you do? Now let's see if I can't fix you!"
  • Upon being defeated
"Yeah, yeah. I gotta admit, that was great!"
  • After being defeated
"Guzma! What is wrong with you?!"
"Yo! Give the Pokémon back to the kid. NOW!"
"Tch!"
"I'm gonna beat you down one of these days! No matter whose help I need to do it..."
Aether Paradise
Outside
  • Before battle
"The hated boss who beats you down and beats you down and never lets up... Yeah. Big bad Guzma is here!"
"I did that spoiled little brat a favor and crushed him. Yeah, that was me. Y'know, I kinda liked you, kid. Leaving home like that and wanting to get stronger and stronger. You had some real guts. Going so far as coming over to Team Skull. And rejecting your own mother?! That was impressive."
"And now it's your turn! You little misfits keep getting up in my grill, like a cloud of smoke that I can't brush away. It's time I put out your fire at the source!"
  • Upon being defeated
"Hey, what's up with you? How come I can't smash you?!"
  • After being defeated
"Guzma! What is wrong with you?!"
"Tch. Looks like I got no choice. Go on...go through."
  • If talked to again
"If I want to beat you down... I've gotta get at least as strong as you! I can't believe you beat me down like that!"
Trophy Room
"Yes, ma'am..."
Altar of the SunneUS/Altar of the MooneUM
"You mean...it wants Z-Crystals?!"
"Yeah, that's true... Even more than the dumb captains and kahunas and all, who just focus on one type!"
  • If talked to again
"You're a real pain, kid, but go and give that thing a good beatdown for me!"
  • After defeating Ultra Necrozma
"Maybe when you bring out the best in others, it helps you find the best in yourself, too, huh?"
Route 15
"Oh, it's you..."
"Look, kid... About what happened with Necrozma... I guess I should... Thanks. I'm saying thanks. OK?"
"The kahuna's grandson, huh... We're not doin' nothin'."
"Huh? This dude? Yeah, he's been with me since before I started out on my island challenge. My partner. There ain't nobody in Team Skull who can beat my Golisopod. The rest of my team, too. I met them all during my island challenge and trained 'em up as good as anything. ...Not that any of that matters now."
"You'll meet Pokémon and people on your journey that'll enrich your life. Is that it? ...Geez. You really are old Hala's grandson..."
"Who knows? Maybe kids like you can make the island challenge actually mean something again. Here. I don't need this anymore."
"Ho... Here it comes again. The winds of Alola are blowing again, bringing some new change."
Team Rocket's Castle
Entrance
"Hey, you punks!"
"The hated boss who beats you down, and beats you down, and never lets up... Yeah. Big bad Guzma is here!"
"Heh... I gotta admit... You got me all figured out!"
"I got nothin'... Not even my team anymore. I'm just another regular nobody..."
"But! I still got some things I can't let go... Things ain't nobody gonna mess with! And guess what? You punks just messed with one of those things! I can't let that slide..."
"Hey, <player>! Gimme a hand here!"
  • After defeating the two Team Rainbow Rocket Grunts
"I just beat down the goons who were gettin' on my nerves, that's all."
"Now, what're you standin' around for? You got a score to settle, too, don't you?!"
  • If talked to again
"I got your back! I'll be right here, and no one's gettin' through!"
"Hey! You found the prez yet?"
Regardless of choice: "Ugh! C'mon, you Grunts! Tell me where the prez is, or else!"
"...I might not be one to talk, but these dudes are stupid!"
"Who are you two weirdos? And whaddya mean, gone forever?!"
"H-hey! What're y'all talkin' about? This isn't your turf!"
"Huh?! What's goin' on here..."
"Yo, I got these goons! You head upstairs!"
"If you got time to just stand there chillin', hurry up and get to the prez! Don't worry—anyone who comes through here is gettin' a beatdown!"
Aether Paradise (Trophy Room)
"Took you long enough!"
"Madam Prez!"
Route 13
"I wanna do my best to take care of my homies and make sure nobody beats 'em down too hard. So what if I never became a captain or whatever. I'll always be big, bad Guzma!"
Pokémon League
First challenge
  • Before battle
"Wanna see what destruction looks like? Here it is in human form—it's your boy Guzma!"
  • Upon being defeated
"You're a tough one, I'll give ya that! I have fun battlin' you, even if I can't beat you down!"
  • After being defeated
"Who knows what the Alolan winds will bring? Next time we meet, I'm counting on you to test how strong I've gotten."
Subsequent challenges
  • Before battle
"I felt the winds of Alola blowin' and got an itch to come see you... You know the only way I can scratch that itch, huh?! By destroying you, of course! I'm gonna pummel you into little pieces, punk!"
  • Upon being defeated
"You're a tough one, I'll give ya that! I have fun battlin' you, even if I can't beat you down!"
  • After being defeated
"You destroy everything you can reach, kid, and when everything—and I mean everything— is gone, then you'll finally see it... That's when you'll see something new. Later days, Champion. 'Cause I'll keep coming around to fight you until I've found something new of my own!"
Battle Tree
  • Before battle
"Doesn't matter who I'm up against, I'm gonna beat them down! That's what big bad Guzma is all about!"
  • Upon being defeated
"I guess that's how it is, Champion! But I'm not beat down yet!"
  • If the player is defeated
"Not yet! I could still keep wrecking! Come at me as many times as you want!"
  • When chosen as a partner in a Super Multi Battle
"Heh, I like the looks of this! If it's you and me, we can beat anyone down!"

Artwork

Guzma SM concept art.png
Conceptual artwork from
Sun and Moon

Sprites

VSGuzma.pngVSGuzma 2.png
VS model from
Generation VII
Guzma SM OD.pngGuzma 2 SM OD.png
Overworld model from
Generation VII

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Guzma in Pokémon Adventures

Guzma debuts in The Delivery of Rotom and the Girl. He is first seen berating a pair of Grunts after their attempt to skip out on paying Sun for his part-time job ended in their defeat. He orders the Grunts to find Sun so that he can teach him a lesson personally.

Later, Guzma travels to a festival being held at Iki Town. There, he finds the pair of Grunts hosting a Slowpoke Tail stand and proceeds to knock Grunt A unconscious for not informing him that Sun was at the festival. After claiming that Grunt A was injured in an accident, Guzma proceeds to take the Grunt's place in the festival's tournament.

In the first battle of the second round of the tournament, Guzma faces off against Sun. Through the use of tactics, Guzma's Masquerain easily defeats Sun's En, forcing him to switch for Cent. After Cent defeats Masquerain, Guzma sends out his Golisopod, which proves to be a powerful opponent. When Golisopod accidentally dirties the coin on Cent's head with its claws, Cent gets angry, giving it the strength to defeat Golisopod and allow Sun to move on to the final round. Angered, Guzma flies into a rage and begins knocking his head onto the ground before Grunt A stops him. Now bleeding due to the shards of his broken sunglasses getting embedded into his face, Guzma congratulates his Pokémon for their hard work. As Guzma and the Grunts leave, they are stopped by Olivia, who tells Guzma that as a participant of the tournament, he must stay and watch the other battles. Guzma refuses and tells Olivia that only one person is allowed to give him commands.

In PASM08, Guzma travels to the Ruins of Conflict, where he encounters Gladion. Guzma praises Gladion's skills at the tournament and offers him a job as an Enforcer for Team Skull. To Guzma's surprise, Gladion immediately accepts, but wishes to know about the person Guzma mentioned when he left during the tournament. Guzma feigns ignorance about his earlier statement and tells Gladion to follow him to Team Skull's hideout.

Later, Po Town is infiltrated by five of Alola's Trial Captains and Hau. Overhearing the commotion the group made when they confronted his Grunts, Guzma revealed himself demanding to know why his base was being intruded. The Captains' group stated that they only wished to discuss something with Team Skull's Boss. Guzma accepted, but stated that they had to make it to him first. As he says this, a Pheromosa, Celesteela, and Guzzlord appear to attack the Captains' group.

The three Ultra Beasts proceed to rampage, attacking anything in sight. As the Captains and Hau battled the three, Sun arrived, only to get caught up in the battle. Surprised to see that the Captains' Pokémon survived the battle, Guzma revealed he was in possession of a Cosmog, which he has open two Ultra Wormholes in order to summon more Ultra Beasts. The beasts continue rampaging with no regard for friend or foe, attacking even the Grunts. The Grunts beg Guzma to get the beasts to stop, but Guzma states that he has no control over them and they'll just continue to destroy everything on their own.

Gladion then arrives and demands that Guzma reveal who gave him the Cosmog and Ultra Beasts. Guzma, annoyed at the accusation that someone is controlling him, attacks Gladion with Golisopod, only for the boy to dodge it. When Guzma asks to know why Gladion agreed to join Team Skull, Gladion reveals that his true goal is to destroy the Ultra Beasts. Gladion battles the beasts with his Type: Null, which easily gets the upper hand due to it being created by the Aether Foundation to fight Ultra Beasts. Gladion reveals to everyone that Guzma received Cosmog and the Ultra Beasts from Lusamine, the president of the Aether Foundation. To Guzma's surprise, the Xurkitree he summoned from one of the freshly-opened wormholes begins attacking him as well. Gladion revealed that Lusamine is merely using Guzma to fuel her desire for a paradise filled with nothing but Ultra Beasts and herself. Guzma denied the accusation, but is grabbed by the Nihilego that also emerged from one of the new wormholes. Moon rushed in to try and rescue Guzma, but was stopped by Xurkitree, allowing Nihilego to drag him into the wormhole with it.

Pokémon

On hand

Guzma's Masquerain
Masquerain
Masquerain is Guzma's second known Pokémon. It was first seen being used to battle against Sun's Dollar at the Iki Town festival tournament and won, but was later defeated by Sun's Cent.

Masquerain's known moves are Water Sport and Bubble.

Debut PASM06

Lost

Guzma's Golisopod
Wimpod → Golisopod
Golisopod is Guzma's first known Pokémon. It was first seen with its Trainer at the Iki Town festival. In the tournament, it was used to battle against Sun's Cent. Due to being a scavenger in its days as a Wimpod, Golisopod accidentally dirties Cent's coin with its claws, causing it to fly into a rage and defeat Golisopod. Golisopod was separated from Guzma after he was taken into an Ultra Wormhole by a Nihilego.

Golisopod's only known move is First Impression.

Debut PASM05

Used

Guzma's Cosmog
Cosmog
Guzma received this Cosmog from the Aether Foundation. With it, Guzma opened Ultra Wormholes in order to summon more Ultra Beasts to attack the Captains at Po Town.

None of Cosmog's moves are known.

Debut Sun & Moon chapter

Summoned

Guzma's Celesteela
Celesteela
Guzma received Celesteela from the Aether Foundation. With its power, Guzma was easily able to defeat the Captains that had invaded Po Town.

None of Celesteela's moves are known.

Debut Sun & Moon chapter
Guzma's Guzzlord
Guzzlord
Guzma received Guzzlord from the Aether Foundation. With its power, Guzma was easily able to defeat the Captains that had invaded Po Town.

None of Guzzlord's moves are known.

Debut Sun & Moon chapter
Guzma's Pheromosa
Pheromosa
Guzma received Pheromosa from the Aether Foundation. With its power, Guzma was easily able to defeat the Captains that had invaded Po Town.

None of Pheromosa's moves are known.

Debut Sun & Moon chapter
Guzma's Xurkitree
Xurkitree
Guzma summoned Xurkitree with Cosmog's power. Despite being the one who summoned it, Guzma was caught in Xurkitree's attacks as well.

None of Xurkitree's moves are known.

Debut PASM09
Guzma's Nihilego
Nihilego
Guzma summoned Nihilego with Cosmog's power. Guzma was captured by Nihilego, who proceeded to drag him into an Ultra Wormhole.

None of Nihilego's moves are known.

Debut Sun & Moon chapter

In the TCG

Main article: Guzma (Burning Shadows 115)
Full Art print of Guzma

Guzma was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sun & Moon Series (the Japanese Sun & Moon Era). First released in the Japanese Darkness that Consumes Light expansion, it made its debut in English in the Burning Shadows expansion, with the regular print featuring an illustration based on the Ken Sugimori artwork of the character. It was also released as a Full Art card in the Burning Shadows and Darkness that Consumes Light expansions, with an illustration by Masakazu Fukuda. Guzma allows the player to switch one of the opponent's Benched Pokémon with their Active Pokémon and, in doing so, the player must switch their own Active Pokémon with one of their Benched Pokémon.

Guzma and Team Skull also appear in a promotional live-action video for the Burning Shadows expansion, performing in a dance competition against a group of Pikachu. Guzma's actor is unknown.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese グズマ Guzma From Guzmania
English, French,
Dutch, Portuguese
Guzma Same as Japanese name
German Bromley From Bromeliengewächse (German for Bromeliaceae, the family that contains Guzmania)
Italian Guzman From Guzmania and Anastasio Guzmán (which Guzmania is named after)
Spanish Guzmán From Guzmania and Anastasio Guzmán
Korean 구즈마 Gujeuma Transliteration of Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 古茲馬 / 古兹马 Gǔzīmǎ Transliteration of Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 古茲馬 Gújīmáh Transliteration of Japanese name
Russian Гузма Guzma Transcription of English name

Team Skull Boss

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 骷髏隊老大 Fūlàuh Deuih Lóuhdaaih
Mandarin 骷髏隊老大 Kūlóu Duì Lǎodà
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Šéf týmu Skull
France Flag.png French Boss Team Skull
Germany Flag.png German Skull-Boss
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Koponya Csapat Főnöke
Italy Flag.png Italian Capo Team Skull
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스컬단의 보스 Seukeol-dan-ui Boseu
Poland Flag.png Polish Szef Zespołu Skull
Portugal Flag.png European Portuguese Chefe do Team Skull
Russia Flag.png Russian Босс Команды Череп Boss Komandy Cherep
Spain Flag.png Spanish Jefe del Team Skull

Related articles


Boss: Guzma
Administrators: Plumeria
Notable Members: Gladion
Lower Members: Team Skull Grunts
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Locations: Po TownShady House


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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