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Colress
アクロマ Achroma
Colress SM concept art.png
Concept art from Generation VII
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer,
Team PlasmaB2W2
Generation V, VII
Games Black 2, White 2, Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Member of Team Plasma
Rank BossB2W2
Scientist (anime)
Game animation debut Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer
English voice actor Sean Schemmel (B2W2AT)
Christopher Niosi (Generations)
Japanese voice actor Junichi Suwabe (B2W2AT)
Tokuyoshi Kawashima (Generations)
Anime debut Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!
English voice actor Eli James
Japanese voice actor Hiroki Touchi
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Colress (Japanese: アクロマ Achroma) is a Pokémon researcher and the second boss of Team Plasma, appointed by Ghetsis. His goal is to discover the true way to draw out the strength of Pokémon. He specializes in Steel-type Pokémon.

In the games

In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, Colress is first encountered in Castelia Sewers. He is met again at Castelia City, where he tells the player that he disagrees with the old Team Plasma's goals to liberate Pokémon from humans. The player re-encounters Colress on Route 4, where several Crustle block the path. Colress uses his machine to drive the Crustle away and challenges the player to a battle. Colress is once again seen as a participant in the Pokémon World Tournament, matched against the player in the final round of the tournament. He is later encountered on Route 22. Like usual, he talks to the player mostly about Team Plasma, as well as handing the player a machine required to get past the Crustle blocking the way inside Seaside Cave.

Later on, during the battle against the new Team Plasma on the Plasma Frigate while at the Giant Chasm, Colress is seen in a chamber, where he reveals that he joined Team Plasma to pursue and research the true strength of Pokémon. After he is defeated in battle, he allows access to Ghetsis's chamber, wanting to see if the player can stop him.

After the player enters the Hall of Fame, Colress continues to dwell in the Plasma Frigate; however, he and the other Team Plasma members have decided to put an end to their ambitions. Colress remains in the chamber when he first met the player on the Plasma Frigate; there, he can then battle the player and will give the player a Master Ball once defeated. He will then move to the bow of the Frigate, where he will battle the player once per day.

While he does not appear in Pokémon X and Y, Colress is mentioned by a Backpacker found on Route 10, who says, "A few years back, this really strange dude named Colress told me that these big stones emit some kind of special energy."

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Colress appears on Route 8 and gives the player TM43 (Flame Charge). After becoming the first Alola Champion, Colress will reappear on the same route and give the player the Genesect Drives. He also participates as a Trainer in the Battle Tree.

When he is first met, he tells the player that he is still conducting his research into the true power of Pokémon, but following the events of Black 2 and White 2, he now believes that the source of a Pokémon's true power is its bond with its Trainer. He is in Alola researching the Z-RingSM or Z-Power RingUSUM and if it can draw out the power of Pokémon more effectively than the Mega Ring. He also expresses interest in the Poké Pelago.

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Colress's role is slightly expanded, and he is revealed to be one of the people the Ultra Recon Squad reached out to help them with Necrozma. In response, Colress created the N-Solarizer and N-Lunarizer, based on his prior experience with Pokémon fusion. He gives the player both devices after witnessing them capture Necrozma on Mount Lanakila. The player can also visit him in his the hotel room at Tide Song Hotel before he is officially introduced. However, he's only talking to himself and doesn't seem to notice the player.

Colress also has a role in the battle against Team Rainbow Rocket in Episode RR. While the player and Lillie work to defeat the bosses of Team Rainbow Rocket, Wicke contacts Colress to enlist his aid. He follows the player and Lillie using an invisibility device he invented, and returns the bosses to their original worlds as they are defeated. Though Archie and Maxie are seen being warped away, Colress does not reveal himself until the player defeats Ghetsis, who subsequently takes Lillie as a hostage. Recognizing that this Ghetsis is not the one he knows, he declares that he opposes this Ghetsis's goals simply because he hates Ghetsis in all cases, then dispatches him back to his own world with a prototype device known as the Colress Machine No. 1102 (Japanese: アクロママシーン 1102 Achroma Machine No. 1102). Colress allows the player and Lillie to move on and battle Giovanni to rescue Lusamine while he works to untangle the dimensions coming together to create Team Rocket's Castle. By the time the player defeats Giovanni, Colress manages to revert the castle back to being Lusamine's mansion.

Pokémon

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

First battle


Second battle


Third battle


Post-game rematches


Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

Colress's Pokémon are kept in Ultra Balls.

Battle Tree

Colress uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double Battles, and two in Multi Battles.



Artwork

Black 2 White 2 Colress.png Colress anime art.png Colress Concept Art.png
Official artwork from
Black 2 and White 2
Official artwork from
Pokémon the Series: Black & White
Concept artwork from
Sun and Moon

Sprites

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Sprite from Black 2 and White 2 VS sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
In-battle model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
VS model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Colress OD.png Colress SM OD.png
Overworld sprite from Black 2 and White 2 Overworld model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

Quotes

Main article: Colress/Quotes

In the anime

In the main series

Colress in the anime

Colress debuted in Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!, where he was conducting experiments with wild Pokémon in an attempt to bring out their true strength. From his base in an abandoned observatory outside of Floccesy Town, he used a large machine to generate electromagnetic waves that resonated with small devices on the wild Pokémon's foreheads, increasing their aggression and attack power while also rendering them subservient to Team Plasma's commands. Unfortunately for the villains, the mind-control device's EM waves also leaked into the surrounding wilderness, driving the local Pokémon to attack Floccesy Town and revealing their presence in the area. When Ash, his friends, and Looker arrived in the observatory, Colress released his mind-controlled Pokémon on them to test their strength.

Impressed by their Pokémon's ability to match his brainwashed Pokémon, he planted one of his controlling devices on Pikachu, forcing him to fight his Trainer. However, Ash's encouragement allowed Pikachu to fight against the EM waves, eventually causing the device to break and freeing Pikachu, much to Colress's amazement. Before he could gather further data, Team Rocket showed up, using one of their miniature robots to steal Colress's research data from his computer before quickly reciting their motto and making an escape with their balloon. With the mind-controlled Pokémon freed, Colress and the Team Plasma Grunts he had with him retreated, destroying the observatory with a self-destruct mechanism to get rid of all possible evidence.

In Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!, it was revealed that he had upgraded his Pokémon-controlling machine with his remaining research data. Instead of emitting radio waves to activate separate receivers on its targets, the machine now fired a narrow energy beam which instantly brought any Pokémon it hit under Team Plasma's control. Using this machine, Colress took control of a Haxorus, which he sent rampaging in a city. When Ash and his friends arrived and sent their Pokémon to stop Haxorus, Colress used his machine to take control of Iris's Dragonite, giving the heroes a lot more trouble to deal with. Suddenly Team Rocket appeared, attempting to steal Colress's machine. A battle between Jessie and James's Woobat and Amoonguss and Aldith's Liepard then took place, during which one of Liepard's Shadow Balls accidentally hit the machine, breaking it and freeing Haxorus and Dragonite from his control. Realizing that they were at a disadvantage, Colress and the Plasma Grunts retreated.

Colress briefly appeared in Secrets From Out of the Fog! with Aldith, discussing Team Plasma's plans with Ghetsis on a videophone call.

Colress operating his mind-control machine

In Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!, Team Rocket invaded his newest laboratory and drew his security – consisting of Aldith, Barret and some other Plasma Grunts – into a trap in the woods. Once Colress was alone, Meowth approached him and attempted to convince him to join Team Rocket. Colress refused, but offered to allow Meowth to participate in an experiment to increase his strength. Meowth agreed, having undergone training to resist the mind control device. However, Colress still managed to take control of Meowth, and ordered him to attack Jessie and James. Using Frillish and Amoonguss, they managed to snap him out of it before escaping. Later, Colress was seen with his Grunts reporting to Ghetsis, who revealed information about the Light Stone to them.

In Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!, Colress appeared with the rest of Team Plasma to commence their operation at the White Ruins. While Aldith, Barret and many other Grunts ambushed the workers at the site, Colress used his perfected machine to seize control of the workers' Pokémon and turn them on their Trainers. In Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!, he also took control of Pikachu again, forcing N to surrender the Light Stone to Team Plasma in exchange for Ash's safety.

In What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!, aiding Ghetsis in taking control of the awakened Reshiram. When Ash and Pikachu tried to stop him, he used his machine on Pikachu yet again. However, this time Pikachu was able to fight against its control, and – together with Reshiram – destroyed Colress's machine once and for all, thus freeing the controlled Pokémon. Later Colress and the other Team Plasma members were arrested by Looker, thus bringing the team down. As Officer Jenny took Team Plasma into custody, Colress mentioned his next project will be a device that allows Pokémon to communicate with people.

Character

Colress is seemingly polite, but he is emotionally distant. Despite openly aiding Team Plasma and refusing an offer to leave them for Team Rocket, he wasn't interested in the team's goals. Rather, he was more enthusiastic about the limitless inventions he could create and test to manipulate Pokémon. He wants to "bring out a Pokémon's true power", which he believes is anger.

Pokémon


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Controlled

While Colress has not been shown to own Pokémon in the anime, his mind-control device allowed him to temporarily command the following Pokémon:

Colress's Galvantula
Galvantula
Galvantula was one of the Pokémon Colress used to test the original version of his mind-control device. It appeared to be one of Colress's favorites, as he called it his "star test subject", but passed out when Colress attempted to increase the intensity of the EM waves. After it recovered, it was forced to fight Ash's Pikachu and Iris's Axew. It was eventually released from Colress's control when Team Rocket stole his data and deactivated the machine.

Galvantula's known moves are Thunderbolt and Electro Ball.

Debut Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!
Colress's Beartic
Beartic
Beartic was one of Colress's test subjects in the Floccesy Town observatory. It was also forced to fight against Ash's Pikachu and Iris's Axew. It was eventually released from Colress's control when Team Rocket stole his computer's data.

Beartic's only known move is Ice Beam.

Debut Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Tom Wayland
Colress's Scolipede

Colress's Scolipede
Scolipede (×2)
Colress used his mind-control machine to take control of a Scolipede on two separate occasions.

The first Scolipede was one of the Pokémon Colress used in his initial research, being subjected to EM waves within the old Floccesy Town observatory. It was forced to fight Ash's Pikachu, and was eventually released from Colress's control when Team Rocket stole his data.

In Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!, Colress tested out the upgraded version of his mind-control machine on another Scolipede. After the Scolipede fired off an attack, Colress turned his machine off, reverting the Scolipede back to its normal state.

The first Scolipede's only known move is Poison Tail.
The second Scolipede's only known move is Solar Beam.

Debut Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Marc Thompson
Colress's Mienshao
Mienshao
Mienshao was another test subject of Colress's during his initial research. It was forced to fight Iris's Axew, and was eventually released from Colress's control when Team Rocket stole his data.

Mienshao's known moves are Low Sweep and High Jump Kick.

Debut Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Tom Wayland
Ash's Pikachu
Pikachu
Main article: Ash's Pikachu

During the battle against the controlled Pokémon in the abandoned observatory, Colress was impressed by Ash's Pikachu's strength. Deciding to use the Electric Mouse for his tests, he attached a receiver to Pikachu and turned his EM wave generator to maximum output. Although Pikachu was forced to attack his Trainer, Ash was able to encourage him to fight against the machine. After a struggle, he managed to destroy the receiver on his head, freeing himself from Colress's control.

In Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!, Colress used his perfected mind-control device to take control of Pikachu again. This time, Ash's pleas did not get through to him, and Colress forced the Mouse Pokémon to viciously attack his Trainer. Colress ultimately freed him from control once N traded the Light Stone for Ash's safety.

In What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!, during the final battle against Team Plasma, Colress took control of Pikachu for the third time. This time, however, Pikachu was able to fight against the force that controlled him, even disobeying his orders and attacking Reshiram, which was also under Colress's control. Even though Colress fired his device on Pikachu again, he was able to keep fighting, and, together with the similarly-rebelling Reshiram, destroyed the control machine, freeing the controlled Pokémon once and for all.

Debut Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!
Voice actors
Japanese Ikue Ohtani
English Ikue Ohtani
Rhoder's Haxorus
Haxorus
Colress took control of a Haxorus belonging to a Trainer named Rhoder with his upgraded mind-controlling machine, sending it on a rampage. When the machine was broken, it was freed from Colress's control, ending its rampage and allowing Rhoder to return it to its Poké Ball.

Haxorus's known moves are Hyper Beam, Shadow Claw, and Hidden Power.

Debut Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!
Iris's Dragonite
Dragonite
Main article: Iris's Dragonite

When Ash and his friends attempted to stop Haxorus, Colress used his machine to take control of Iris's Dragonite, sending him on a rampage just like Haxorus. When the machine was broken, he was freed from Colress's control, ending his rampage and allowing Iris to return him to his Poké Ball.

Debut Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!
Voice actors
Japanese Kensuke Satō
English Kensuke Satō
Team Rocket's Meowth
Meowth
Main article: Meowth (Team Rocket)

When Team Rocket teamed up with Colress to use his machine to amplify Meowth's power, he double-crossed them and had Meowth attack them. Frillish and Amoonguss were used to calm Meowth long enough for Jessie and James to snap him out of Colress's control.

Debut Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!
Voice actors
Japanese Inuko Inuyama
English Carter Cathcart
Cedric Juniper's assistant's Golurk
Golurk (multiple)
At the White Ruins, Colress seized control of several Golurk from Cedric Juniper's assistants using his perfected machine so they could be used to aid Team Plasma's mission. They were freed from Colress's control when Pikachu and Reshiram rebelled against him and destroyed the control machine.

Golurk's known moves are Charge Beam, Telekinesis, and Shadow Ball.

Debut Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!
Cedric Juniper's assistant's Timburr
Timburr (multiple)
At the White Ruins, Colress seized control of several Timburr and Conkeldurr from Cedric Juniper's assistants using his perfected machine so they could be used to aid Team Plasma's mission. They were freed from Colress's control when Pikachu and Reshiram rebelled against him and destroyed the control machine.

None of Timburr's moves are known.

Debut Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!
Cedric Juniper's assistant's Conkeldurr
Conkeldurr (multiple)
At the White Ruins, Colress seized control of several Timburr and Conkeldurr from Cedric Juniper's assistants using his perfected machine so they could be used to aid Team Plasma's mission. They were freed from Colress's control when Pikachu and Reshiram rebelled against him and destroyed the control machine.

None of Conkeldurr's moves are known.

Debut Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!
Anthea's Gothitelle
Gothitelle
Colress took control of Gothitelle when Anthea and Concordia arrived to fight Ghetsis and Team Plasma. It was freed from Colress's control when Pikachu and Reshiram rebelled against him and destroyed the control machine.

Gothitelle's known moves are Psychic, Protect, and Psybeam.

Debut What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Emily Jenness
Concordia's Gardevoir
Gardevoir
Colress took control of Gardevoir when Anthea and Concordia arrived to fight Ghetsis and Team Plasma. It was freed from Colress's control when Pikachu and Reshiram rebelled against him and destroyed the control machine.

Gardevoir's known moves are Protect, Magical Leaf, and Signal Beam.

Debut What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara
English Michele Knotz
Ghetsis's Reshiram
Reshiram
Main article: Reshiram (anime)

Once Ghetsis had managed to awaken Reshiram, Colress used his machine to take control of it. However, thanks to Ash, N, and Pikachu, Reshiram started to fight against its controller, and, together with Pikachu, destroyed the control machine, freeing the controlled Pokémon once and for all. Afterwards, Reshiram bid farewell with N and flew away.

Debut What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 東地宏樹 Hiroki Touchi
English Eli James
Finnish Ilkka Villi
Polish Adam Krylik
Brazilian Portuguese Ricardo Teles​
European Spanish Jesús Maniega
Swedish Emil Almén

In the Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer

Colress in the animated trailer

In Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer, Colress appeared at Castelia City, where he was seen telling Nate that he disagreed with the original Team Plasma's view on liberating Pokémon from humankind.

Pokémon

This listing is of Colress's known Pokémon in Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer:

Colress's Magneton
Magneton
Magneton is Colress's only known Pokémon. It was seen briefly when Colress talked with Nate.

None of Magneton's moves are known.

Debut Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 諏訪部順一 Jun'ichi Suwabe
English Sean Schemmel
European Spanish José Luis Angulo

In Pokémon Generations

In The Frozen World, Colress was conducting an experiment on the Legendary Kyurem aboard the Plasma Frigate. He managed to draw out Kyurem's strength to power up a cannon, which allowed Team Plasma to freeze Opelucid City completely. This was part of an operation to get the DNA Splicers from Drayden, which also involved former Sage Zinzolin.

Pokémon

Controlled

While Colress has not been shown to own Pokémon in Pokémon Generations, he controlled the following Pokémon:

Colress's Kyurem
Kyurem
Kyurem was controlled by Colress and used to power up a cannon to freeze Opelucid City.

None of Kyurem's moves are known.

Debut The Frozen World

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 川島得愛 Tokuyoshi Kawashima
English Christopher Niosi
European Spanish Jordi Naro

In the GOTCHA! music video

Colress briefly appeared as a silhouette in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Colress in Pokémon Adventures
Colress as the Hood Man
Black & White chapter

Colress debuted in Hallway Hijinks, where he participated as a competitor in the Pokémon League. Disguised as the cloak-bearing Hood Man (Japanese: フードマン Hood Man), he managed to sneak in without having earned any of the eight Unova Gym Badges. After battling his way through Victory Road, he eventually made it into the top 8.

In The Tournament Continues, Colress faced Marlon. Although Marlon managed to disable the moves of Colress' Beheeyem, Colress came out on top and advanced to the next round. After leaving, he noted that participating in the League and observing powerful Trainers would help him in his research. In Something Suspicious, Colress faced Cheren in the semifinals. Although Cheren initially struggled due to his Snivy's lack of strength, he switched it out for his Unfezant and quickly defeated Colress's Beheeyem with a U-turn.

In True Friends, Colress and Zinzolin watched Black and Cheren face each other in the finals. During the match, they talked about Zinzolin's theory that a cold heart was the best way to bring out a Pokémon's true strength. Although Zinzolin stated that his theory was correct, Colress noted that - in his battles - he was able to see varying styles from many strong Trainers that brought out their Pokémon's strength. When White discovered that the two were affiliated with Team Plasma, she attempted to expose them to everyone at the League. Although she was successful, Colress had his Beheeyem use Teleport to transport her to N's room inside his castle.

In Cold Hard Truth, Team Plasma attacked the League, summoning N's Castle from the depths of the earth to surround the League building. Colress assisted in the invasion by using Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus to battle the Elite Four. His true intention was to discover the secret of how to transform the three into their Therian Formes. After discovering that he needed a special mirror, Colress bid farewell to the Elite Four and escaped.

In A Difficult Parting, Colress used his Beheeyem to help Ghetsis escape after he was defeated by Black. With Beheeyem's power, Ghetsis caused Black to be sealed into the Light Stone before making his escape. Afterward, Ghetsis thanked Colress for his assistance with Team Plasma's plans and expressed interest in working with him again. Colress agreed, but on the condition that it didn't impede with his research.

Black 2 & White 2 chapter

Eventually, Colress was made the new leader of Team Plasma in N's absence. In Mr. Perfect, Colress attacked Aspertia City with Genesect as a test-run of his Colress Machine. He was confronted by Blake and Looker of the International Police. After realizing that it was still wild, Blake used his Dewott to whittle down Genesect's health enough for him to capture it. Defeated, Colress commended Blake's strength and left, revealing that he was made the new leader of Team Plasma and that Ghetsis was planning a comeback. Later, Colress met with Ghetsis on the Plasma Frigate and stated that they needed to find Zinzolin, who had been ignoring their calls.

In Angry Boy, Colress confronted Zinzolin at the Cold Storage, demanding to know why he had been refusing to answer. Zinzolin revealed that he managed to capture Kyurem, the third Unova Legendary Dragon Pokémon. Colress praised Zinzolin for his success, but demanded that he hand Kyurem to him, angering Zinzolin into attacking. During the battle, Colress realized that Zinzolin's true intention was to have Kyurem fuse with Reshiram or Zekrom through Absofusion. Following Kyurem's trail, Blake arrived at the Pokémon World Tournament construction site, where he witnessed Thundurus and Landorus defeating Zinzolin. Upon spotting Blake, Colress used the Reveal Glass to turn Thundurus and Landorus into their Therian Formes.

In Therian Forme III, Blake tried arresting the unconscious Zinzolin, only for him to be taken away by Colress, who wished to use his knowledge of Kyurem to Team Plasma's advantage. With the Colress Machine, Colress took control of Kyurem and commanded it to attack, but was stopped by Ghetsis, who appeared with the Plasma Frigate. Ghetsis had Kyurem loaded into a special room on the ship. Blake tried stopping them, but was attacked by the Shadow Triad, allowing the Plasma Frigate to take off and fly through the air. The Plasma Frigate was flown to Castelia City, where it froze several buildings and people with its special Kyurem-powered cannon. When the traitor to Team Plasma, Rood, appeared, Ghetsis ordered Colress to capture the former Sage. Rood was saved by Whitley, who pushed him out of the way, only to get captured herself. Annoyed that Rood managed to escape, Colress had Whitley locked in an empty cabin.

In Flying Ship, Whitley was broken out of her cabin by Blake, who teamed up with her to free Kyurem from Colress' control. They destroyed the chamber where Kyurem was kept, but it was empty, as the Plasma Frigate had already drained enough energy to freeze all of Unova. Colress had Kyurem freeze Blake and Whitley solid before commanding some Grunts to throw them into the ocean. Afterward, Colress realized that Kyurem appeared before Zinzolin because it was attracted to Reshiram and Zekrom's power when they awakened. He then speculated that because of Kyurem's power, Reshiram and Zekrom may return to Unova.

In PS542, Colress gave Ghetsis control over Kyurem so he could use it to battle N, who had appeared to stop them. Later, Ghetsis obtained the DNA Splicers and used them on Kyurem, who reverted Zekrom back into the Dark Stone, trapping N inside with it. Kyurem absorbed the Dark Stone, transforming itself into Black Kyurem. Reacting to Zekrom's absorption, the Light Stone reverted to Reshiram, freeing Black in the process. Black and White briefly fought Kyurem, but were distracted when N was suddenly ejected from the Dark Stone, allowing Ghetsis to launch an attack and escape. After being tossed aside by Ghetsis, Colress secretly took N aboard the Plasma Frigate, curious about his ability to hear the voices of Pokémon.

In PS545, Colress and Ghetsis followed Kyurem, who had started moving towards the Giant Chasm of its own free will. After arriving, Colress retook control of Kyurem and had it attack the Unova Pokédex holders. When Kyurem stopped listening to Colress's commands, Rood appeared, revealing that a machine designed to counter the Colress Machine had been activated. Refusing to give up, Colress tried commanding Kyurem again, only for it to revert to its normal form and absorb Reshiram to become White Kyurem. Accepting his loss, Colress decided to quit Team Plasma and flee, only for Blake to pursue him while riding on Genesect. Colress responded by sending out a Red Genesect, which he boasted as being far more powerful.

In PS547, Colress was struck by Kelden, who had changed into its Resolute Form. The attack only ended up shattering the Reveal Glass, reverting Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus back into their Incarnate Formes. As the battle continued, Blake realized Colress was using a second, improved version of the Colress Machine to control his Genesect. When Blake's team took down Colress's Beheeyem and destroyed the device, the Red Genesect threw Colress off of its back, sending him plummeting towards the ground. Blake tried to save Colress, but the scientist ordered his Genesect to fire a Techno Blast at him, revealing it was truly his Pokémon and the second Colress Machine was merely a distraction. Blake survived due his defense suit, only for Colress to command his Genesect to fire a second shot. Blake sent out an Escavalier and had it jam Genesect's cannon, causing it to backfire and explode, knocking both Pokémon out. Blake was then assisted by Victini, a Pokémon with a grudge against Team Plasma, who sought to capture it two years ago. Once his last Pokémon was taken out, Colress admitted his loss, only for Kyurem to appear and freeze him solid, defeating the scientist. Afterward, Colress was captured and taken into International Police custody.

Pokémon

On hand
Colress's Beheeyem
Beheeyem
Beheeyem is Colress's first known Pokémon. Beheeyem was used to manipulate weak-minded people into releasing their Pokémon so that more people would be influenced by this and do the same. He was first used to battle Marlon's Jellicent and despite having Energy Ball disabled via Cursed Body, he won with a super effective Shadow Ball. Later, he was used against Cheren's Unfezant and was defeated by a super effective U-turn. When White attempted to rat Colress out, Beheeyem was used to Teleport her out of the stadium. Beheeyem also freed Ghetsis from a Stone Edge trap, slammed Black against Reshiram as it retracted into the Light Stone, and Teleported Ghetsis and Colress away from N's Castle.

Beheeyem's known moves are Recover, Calm Mind, Energy Ball, Shadow Ball, Teleport, and Wonder Room, and his Ability is Telepathy.

Debut The Tournament Continues
Colress's Klink
Klink
Klink is Colress's second known Pokémon. It was first used to battle Cheren's Snivy at the Unova League. It was able to easily overpower Snivy, but was later switched out with Beheeyem.

None of Klink's moves are known.

Debut Something Suspicious
Colress's Klinklang
Klinklang
Klinklang is Colress's third known Pokémon. It was first used to keep Colress in the air while he battled the Elite Four. When Grimsley managed to out-speed it during his battle with Colress, it was exchanged with Genesect.

Klinklang's known moves are Shift Gear, Gear Grind, and Autotomize.

Debut Cold Hard Truth
Colress's Genesect
Genesect Shiny
This Red Genesect is Colress's fourth known Pokémon. It was created to be a weapon for Team Plasma, first demonstrating its power by freezing Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion at the P2 Laboratory. Later, it was used to escape from Grimsley at the Pokémon League by flying away with its high-speed flight configuration. It was fully unveiled when Colress confronted Blake at the Giant Chasm, but was ultimately defeated when Blake's Escavalier jammed its cannon, causing it to backfire and knock both Pokémon out.

Genesect's only known move is Techno Blast.

Debut The Shadow Triad
Borrowed
Colress's Tornadus

Colress's Tornadus
Tornadus
Main article: Forces of Nature (Adventures)#Tornadus

Colress was given Tornadus in order to figure out how to change Tornadus between his Incarnate and Therian Formes. To do so, Colress used him to battle against the Elite Four to collect data. After discovering the Reveal Glass, he succeeded in having Tornadus achieve Therian Forme.

Debut A Stormy Time in the Battle Subway
Colress's Thundurus

Colress's Thundurus
Thundurus
Main article: Forces of Nature (Adventures)#Thundurus

Colress was given Thundurus in order to figure out how to change Thundurus between his Incarnate and Therian Formes. To do so, Colress used him to battle against the Elite Four to collect data. After discovering the Reveal Glass, he succeeded in having Thundurus achieve Therian Forme.

Debut Battle on a Roller Coaster
Colress's Landorus

Colress's Landorus
Landorus
Main article: Forces of Nature (Adventures)#Landorus

Colress was given Landorus in order to figure out how to change Landorus between his Incarnate and Therian Formes. To do so, Colress used him to battle against the Elite Four to collect data. After discovering the Reveal Glass, he succeeded in having Landorus achieve Therian Forme.

Debut A Stormy Time in the Battle Subway
Controlled
Colress's Genesect
Genesect
Main article: Blake's Genesect

Genesect was used by Colress to attack Blake and Looker. After a long battle, Blake managed to capture Genesect.

Debut Mr. Perfect
Colress's Scolipede
Scolipede
Scolipede was controlled by Colress in order to attack Looker when he returned to Unova. It followed Looker to the Aspertia City Trainers' School and attacked him before being defeated by Blake's Dewott.

None of Scolipede's moves are known.

Debut The Transfer Student
Colress's Kyurem
Kyurem
Main article: Tao trio (Adventures)

Kyurem was taken from Zinzolin after he was defeated by Colress at the Cold Storage. By using the Colress Machine, Colress took control of Kyurem and had it put itself onto the Plasma Frigate. It was later freed from the Colress Machine's influence due to the actions of the white Team Plasma.

Debut Cold Storage Battle

In the TCG

Full Art print of Colress
Main article: Colress (Plasma Storm 118)

Colress was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Black & White Series (the Japanese BW Era). First released in the Japanese Plasma Gale expansion, it was later released in the Team Plasma's Powered Half Deck and Team Plasma Battle Gift Set before debuting in English in the Plasma Storm expansion, with all prints featuring an illustration based on the Yusuke Ohmura artwork of the character. It was also released as a Full Art card in the Plasma Gale and Plasma Storm expansions, with an illustration by Kanako Eo. Colress allows the player to shuffle their hand into their deck, then draw as many cards as there are Benched Pokémon, the player's as well as the opponent's.

Trivia

  • Colress does not have an introduction and VS sprite the first two times he is fought. The third time, he has the Team Plasma template used by N and Ghetsis. In the post-Champion rematches, he uses the basic template used for battles against Gym Leaders, rivals, and Benga.
    • Colress's unique battle background music, 戦闘! アクロマ Battle! Colress, is not used in the first battle against him; it is first heard when he is fought on the Plasma Frigate and is kept for rematches.
  • Colress bears a striking resemblance to Ein, both in terms of appearance and motive. Both are scientists who wear glasses and a white lab coat and have a hair flick. Furthermore, they both strive to unlock the potential in Pokémon, and side with the evil team of their respective games.
    • Colress also greatly resembles Dr. Yung from The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon. Both are scientists who appear friendly but secretly play antagonistic roles and who obsess over the power of Pokémon. In the Pokemon Adventures manga, Colress' alter-ego of Hood Man also bears a striking resemblance to Yung's Mirage Master identity.
  • According to concept art for Pokémon Sun and Moon, Colress's new outfit is named the "Achromatic Wearable Console."

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese アクロマ Achroma From achromatic
English Colress From colorless
French Nikolaï From ni (neither) and couleur (color)
German Achromas From achromatisch, achromatic
Italian Acromio From acromatico, achromatic
Spanish Acromo From acromático, achromatic
Korean 아크로마 Akeuroma Transliteration of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 阿克羅瑪 / 阿克罗玛 Ākèluómǎ Transliteration of his Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 阿克羅瑪 Ahāklòhmáh Mandarin-based transliteration of his Japanese name
Vietnamese Achroma Same as Japanese.

Hood Man

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 斗篷怪人 Dǒupéng Guàirén
Italy Flag.png Italian Uomo Incappucciato
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Homem-Capuz
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Hombre Encapuchado
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Người đàn ông đội mũ trùm

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King: N (animeAdventures)
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Notable members: Shadow TriadAnthea and ConcordiaColress
Lower members: Team Plasma GruntsTogari*Aldith*
Schwarz and Weiss*Barret*Whitley*Whitley's mother*
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