Ein (Japanese: ボルグBorg) is one of the original four Cipher Admins. A cruel and callous young scientist, he is long on ambition and short on emotion. He is obsessed with the idea of creating an insanely powerful Pokémon at any cost which he managed to do with amazing results.
Ein is the brains behind the process that creates Shadow Pokémon. His research reports, the "Ein Files", can be found across Orre wherever members of Cipher have been present. He creates Shadow Pokémon in a secluded lab in the middle of a desert, and then has the Pokémon shipped to Venus and Miror B. via The Under Subway. He also does everything in his power to keep the Shadow Pokémon he creates from being purified. He tries to have Rui kidnapped, the Relic Stone destroyed, and the Time Flute stolen. Ultimately all these plans are foiled by the player.
Ein appears again at the Realgam Tower. The mad scientist had one of the ID Badges to the tower's main entrance. After being defeated again, Ein hands over the Ylw ID Badge and promptly leaves the tower.
After Cipher has been defeated, Ein appears at the Deep Colosseum, being the final opponent of the fourth round.
"Good. The disc has been scrubbed of all data. That's done it."
"Waah! How did you get in without my notice? …Ah, I see. You must be the much-talked-about <player>. Little did I expect to see you here. I am Ein. I am in charge of this Shadow Pokémon Lab. No one must be allowed to interfere with our Shadow Pokémon plan. I won't allow it. Let me acquaint you with the power of my Shadow Pokémon!"
"This power… It… It defies belief!"
"Humph! Your struggle to get here was all in vain! The Shadow Pokémon we produced have already been moved elsewhere. And that, of course, includes the ultimate Shadow Pokémon I created for the boss? Wahahahah!"
Ein's name is derived from one of the greatest 20th-century scientists, Albert Einstein.
Ein bears a striking resemblance to Colress, 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 villainousteam of their respectivegames.