Sird in the Diamond & Pearl chapter
|Member of|| Team Rocket|
|Rank|| The Three Beasts|
Sird (Japanese: サキ Saque) is one of The Three Beasts of Team Rocket in the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter of the Pokémon Adventures manga. In the Diamond & Pearl chapter she was revealed to be one of the Team Galactic Commanders.
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She first was seen as a silhouette in the Hoenn region with Giovanni, Carr and Orm. They recovered remains of the Blue and Red Orbs, which have been turned into a Ruby and Sapphire, after the battle between Groudon and Kyogre.
In her first appearance, Sird worked with Giovanni and the other Beasts on the Sevii Islands and fought and defeated Lorelei on Seven Island. Later, she fell from Team Rocket's helicopter after it was taken over by Carr, but she (unlike Orm) survived. She later tried to catch Deoxys by disabling it with an energy beam launched from her Poké Ball (later on revealed to be Darkrai being unleashed), but was foiled when Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, and Silver (along with Mewtwo) used their bodies to block the beam from Deoxys, who escaped. However, to their surprise, the five Pokédex holders' bodies were turned to stone as a result. Having one of Lorelei's ice cuffs pinned and rapidly expanding from her left leg before she attempted the capture, she fled after remarking that this new gain is nothing short of capturing Deoxys as she had intended.
Later, after the climax of the battle against the evil Guile Hideout, Archie reveals that Sird temporarily saved his and Maxie's lives just as they were about to be killed while fleeing in an air-car, at the end of the Ruby & Sapphire chapter. The means that she did this are unknown. She offered him and Maxie the armor and sword that would later transform Archie into Guile Hideout, claimed they would give eternal life, but said that there was only one armor so they would have to fight to the death to see who would gain the armor, with Archie winning and killing Maxie in the end. Strangely enough, after she gave the armor to Archie, she quoted Veilstone's Myth, which similarly refers to a man with a sword. Also worth noting is in a flashback from Crys, before Archie and the armor vanished, when she asked who was behind it Archie muttered out 'It was...', the first few syllables of Galactic, as in Team Galactic, foreshadowing Sird's connection to the team.
Sird reappeared to take part in the battle of the Spear Pillar, following the defeat of Jupiter, Mars and Saturn, sporting a new Galactic-styled uniform. She still has problems with the injuries she suffered because of Lorelei.
Sird reveals that she only helped Archie or worked with Team Rocket as an undercover mission for her boss Cyrus, in order to investigate about Pokémon from outer space, namely Jirachi or Deoxys. To fulfill her agendas, she selected a Galactic Grunt and released him from the Team Galactic hive mind, implanting her will on him instead to carry out plans autonomously. This grunt became known as the Advanced level Grunt, and inherited Sird's obsession with the Pokédex, which she developed after her first encounter with the Pokédex holders. Following the petrification incident, she explains that Mewtwo chased her all the way back to Sinnoh out of revenge for the Trainers she petrified, and she barely managed to escape its pursuit.
Following this explanation, Riley appears and engages her in battle. She easily avoided all of his attacks and was able to escape along with the other Commanders.
Sird is revealed to have released Darkrai into the Distortion World, having deemed herself as unable to control it.
It is not known what happened to her following Team Galactic's defeat and disbandment.
|Persian seems to be Sird's most preferred battling Pokémon. She was first seen in the Icefall Cave where she was introduced alongside her Trainer, just as Orm and Carr's first revealed Pokémon were. The next time she was seen, she fought against Lorelei in Some Things Are Better Left Unown and was overwhelmed and beaten by the Elite Four's well-trained Pokémon, causing Sird to resort to underhanded means to win.|
|Debut||A Beastly Cold Reception|
|Starmie is one of Sird's battlers and seems to be used mainly for minor aerial transport using its psychic levitation. Besides being used for old-fashioned battles, Sird also uses its Camouflage to sneak behind her opponents and take advantage of their vulnerability when their guard is down.|
|Debut||Some Things Are Better Left Unown|
|Banette is another of Sird's strong battlers. While she debuted much later than Sird's two other Pokémon, she proved quite versatile and nimble when she single-handedly overpowered Silver's Gyarados and succeeded in capturing him.|
|Debut||Surprised by Sneasel|
| Sird was able to awaken all the forms of Unown by solving the mystery of the Tanoby Keys, despite the fact that no one was able to do so before. Sird had them surround Lorelei as a way to distract her in order for Starmie to attack during their first appearance.
None of Unown's moves are known.
|Debut||Some Things Are Better Left Unown|
|Darkrai was the unseen Pokémon used by Sird to battle Mewtwo, which caused the petrification of Kanto Pokédex holders and Silver. Due to it being "uncontrollable", she released it into the Distortion World where it was controlled by Charon to be used against his enemies. It first fought Palmer, whose Cresselia was hostile against it, but was put to sleep and defeated. Later, it fought several other legendary Pokémon in a battle with Giratina and Heatran. After Charon's defeat, it left now that it had been freed from its mind control.|
|Debut||Double Trouble with Dialga and Palkia IV|
In the TCG
| Rocket's Admin.|
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.
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- Due to Coronis's translation of the mangas, she is also popularly known as Storc in the fan community.
- Sird has direct or indirect relation with all four main villainous teams from Generations I to IV. She was part of both Team Rocket and Team Galactic, and she gave armor and sword to both Archie and Maxie, the leaders of Team Aqua and Team Magma respectively.
- Sird and her former teammates bear similarities in design to various fictional monsters. In Sird's case, she is similar to Dracula.
|Japanese||サキ Saque||From saque, Portuguese for pillage.|
|Korean||사이키 Saiki||Corruption of her Japanese name.|
|Chinese (Taiwan)||沙奇 Shāqí||Transliteration of her Japanese name.|
|Chinese (Mainland China)||萨奇 Sàqí||Transliteration of her Japanese name.|
- http://family.shogakukan.co.jp/kids/netkun/pokemon/official/gallery/big_img/gallery46.html (Japanese)
|Members of Team Rocket|
|Bosses:|| Giovanni (anime • Adventures • Pocket Monsters)|
|Executives:|| Archer • Ariana • Petrel • Proton|
|| Jessie, James, & Meowth (JJM)|
Koga, Lt. Surge, & Sabrina (Triad*)
Ken, Al, & Harry (TRET)
Carr, Sird, & Orm (T3B)
|Duos:||Butch & Cassidy • Attila & Hun • Annie & Oakley*|
|| Executives • Scientists • Grunts • Rocket Brothers • Gideon • Dr. Fuji|
Domino • Iron-Masked Marauder • Tyson • Wendy • Dr. Namba
Sebastian • Viper • Mondo • Pierce • Dr. Zager • Christopher
Miyamoto • Rocket Scout • Matori • Kaede • Blaine*
|This article is part of both Project Manga and Project CharacterDex, Bulbapedia projects that, together, aim to write comprehensive articles on the Pokémon Manga and CharacterDex, respectively.|