Exol (Japanese: ダカッチャ Dakatcha) is a Cipher grunt who appears in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. He has a higher rank than a regular Cipher Peon, but a lower rank than a Cipher Admin. He is much more muscular than a typical Cipher Peon is. He is the only character in the games to have the Trainer class Cipher Cmdr (Japanese: シャドー戦闘隊長 Shadow Battle Commander).


He and a team of Cipher Peons under his command invade the ONBS headquarters to recover a Data ROM that was stolen from the Cipher Lab by the player. He holds Nett's sister, Megg, as a hostage, forcing Nett to return the Data ROM. After releasing Megg, Exol reveals that he had his Cipher Peons delete all the data copied from the ROM by Nett from ONBS's database.

When Exol and his subordinates are about to leave, the player confronts him, and after the battle (regardless of its outcome), he and his Peons flee and are never seen again.



"Now, hand over our Data ROM! Of all the people it could've ended up with, it had to be with you, Nett, the wiz of data analysis. It wouldn't do to let you keep it."
"Good boy, you catch on real quick. Toss me that Data ROM nice and easy now."
"Heh... Okay. I'll thank you for returning the Data ROM. By the way... Let me guess. Are you maybe thinking it doesn't matter because you've already copied the data on this?"
"Waahahaha! That's why I'm not worried! It's heartbreaking, isn't it?! Well, thanks for being such a great host, but we've got to go. Here's your sister back."
  • Before battle
"Hunh, what are you doing here, punk? I hate to be rude, but I've got no time to lose. Get out of my way!"
  • Being defeated
"Gwaah! Are you some kind of battling pro?!"
  • If the player is defeated
"Heh, it's your fault for being in my way. But I've got what I came for. I don't need to stick around when I've got this Data ROM. Adios!"
  • After being defeated
"Drat! I didn't see this coming. But I've got what I came for. I don't need to stick around when I've got this Data ROM. Adios!"

In other languages

Language Title
  French Tiziano
  German Erol
  Italian Elifio
  Spanish Exol

Cipher Cmdr

Language Title
  French Chef Ombre
  German Crypto-Kom.
  Italian Cripcapitano
  Spanish Cabeza Cífer

Orre Trainer classes
Area LeaderBodybuilderChaserCipher AdminCipher PeonCooltrainerFun Old ManHunterMatron*Mt BtlMaster*Myth Trainer
Newscaster*PreGymLeaderResearcherRiderRogueSim Trainer*Spy*SupertrainerTeam SnagemSnagem HeadWorker
Colosseum only:
AthleteBandana GuyCipherCipher HeadDeep KingGlasses ManGuyLadyLady in Suit
Miror B.PeonRich BoyRoller BoyShady GuySt.PerformerTeacher
XD: Gale of Darkness only:
BeautyCasual DudeCasual GuyCipher CmdrCipher R&DCurmudgeonGrand MasterKaminko Aide
Mystery ManNavigatorRobo GroudonSailorThugWanderer

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