Gorm in Pokémon Adventures
|Games||Black and White,|
Black 2 and White 2
|Member of||Team Plasma|
Gorm (Japanese: アスラ Azula) is one of the Seven Sages of Team Plasma.
In the games
In Pokémon Black and White, Gorm is first met in Pinwheel Forest. He appears right after the player has defeated the Team Plasma Grunts and says that the Dragon Skull is not important to Team Plasma's goals. Later, he is seen along with the other sages confronting the Gym Leaders of the Unova region at N's Castle. After Ghetsis has been defeated, Gorm can be found in the Dreamyard, where he gives the player TM75 (Swords Dance) and is arrested by Looker.
In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, Gorm appears in Pinwheel Forest while the player and Cheren are investigating there. He tries to sneak up on them much like he did to Hilbert/Hilda in Black and White in the Dreamyard. He speaks to the two briefly and leaves. Cheren follows him.
Pokémon Black and White
- "How are you holding up, fellow subject of our king?"
- "It's not important. We can afford to abandon the Dragon Skull. According to the results of our research, this is not the legendary Pokémon for which Team Plasma is looking. It is completely unrelated. But we will not allow anyone to disrupt our plans and get away with it. We will fix it so you never interfere with us again."
- "I am one of the Seven Sages of Team Plasma. Ghetsis, another of the Seven Sages, will liberate Pokémon with words alone! The remainder of the Seven Sages have ordered their compatriots to take Pokémon with full force! But the odds are a little against us now. To you, the Bug Pokémon user Burgh and the Normal Pokémon user Lenora, I say... Know your enemies, know yourself, and know you need not fear the result of a hundred battles... This time, we shall retreat quietly. To secure the liberation of Pokémon we will steal from Trainers! Even though you are Gym Leaders, we will not tolerate any further obstruction from you. In any case, we will settle this someday. I hope you are looking forward to that time as much as I..."
- "If you make a mistake and do not correct it, that is a second mistake."
- "A single fallen leaf signals the start of autumn. We know our history. The emergence of this castle is the harbinger of change in Unova..."
- "Were you surprised? Oh, Trainer-who-destroyed-our-castle, I was quite surprised by you!"
- "If you surprise them, both Pokémon and people leave themselves open. While they're in a state of surprise, they can't use their powers like they normally would. Our intention was to surprise people by making our castle appear and showing off the legendary Pokémon... At that moment, we planned to deeply impress people's hearts with the awesome power of Team Plasma and the brilliance of our new world."
- "Now that I've seen the strength of spirit in you and the Gym Leaders, I wonder how effective that strategy would have been, after all. Maybe that strength of spirit is what's needed to take Pokémon to the next level? Hm... I'm sorry to have wasted your time with this silly conversation. Take this with you."
- "My lord N's dream... You were the one who put a stop to that. Please don't ever forget that."
- "Musharna is said to appear here. Its Dream Mist makes you see dreams, but they are nothing but illusions. The dreams you realize with your own abilities are the real dreams."
Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
- "I am Gorm. I was once one of Team Plasma's Seven Sages."
- "Wait one moment! I have no plans to confront you. I don't mean to disappoint you, but I doubt I'm a match for either of you in the first place... Hm? What happened to your glasses? Excuse me, but that's not important. I learned of my old ally's recklessness, and I had come here to admonish him... But the matter has already been resolved, and this place made me think... What did we believe in that made us try to steal the Dragon Skull? A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is commiting another mistake. Do you understand what this means? Avoiding all mistakes is impossible, but not fixing mistakes you've made -- that is truly foolish. That being said, this doesn't really concern you, does it? Well then, Trainers, may you and your Pokémon be well."
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In the anime
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Gorm appeared in The Uprising. He was shown at N's Castle as it was rising from the ground and surrounding the Pokémon League.
In the manga
Black & White chapter
Gorm is one of the Seven Sages of Team Plasma. Three years prior to the start of the Black & White chapter, he was tasked with finding information on Reshiram and Zekrom so they could potentially be recruited to Team Plasma's side. Gorm debuted in person in Letting Go, where he and the other sages were seen in Accumula Town after Ghetsis gave a speech convincing people to release their Pokémon.
In The Mystery of the Missing Fossil, Gorm worked with three Team Plasma Grunts and stole a Dragon-type fossil from the Nacrene Museum. Black tracked down the thieves to Pinwheel Forest, where he was attacked by the fossil. Using his deductive skills, Black figured out that Gorm's Cofagrigus was manipulating the skeleton and defeated it with the help of Burgh's Whirlipede. Before escaping, Gorm revealed Team Plasma aimed to have a Dragon-type Pokémon fight by their side.
In Cold Hard Truth, Team Plasma launched their attack on the Pokémon League, surrounding the building with N's Castle. As a form of mockery and display of Team Plasma's power, the Gym Leaders were hoisted on cross-like fixtures and displayed in front of the masses. While Black went ahead to face N, a group of regular Trainers led by Hiker Andy fought the sages in his place. Together, Andy and the others managed to free the Gym Leaders, forcing Gorm and the other sages to flee.
Black 2 & White 2 chapter
Two years later, Gorm and the other sages were sought after by the International Police members Blake and Looker, who aimed to arrest them along with the other remaining Team Plasma members. Unlike the other sages, Gorm, along with Rood, decided to side with the members of Team Plasma who believed in N's ideals.
In Deduction Time, Gorm, Iris, and Alder worked together to break out of the White Treehollow, which had been frozen solid by the Plasma Frigate. As they traveled, Gorm and Iris encountered Black, White, Blake, and Whitley. After clarifying that he was on the side of good, Black and the others agreed to trust him. The group was then attacked by Colress and Kyurem.
|Cofagrigus is Gorm's first known Pokémon. It was used by Gorm to take control of and animate the Dragonite Fossil. Gorm had Cofagrigus hide himself among the other artifacts so anyone who would try to stop them would be confused as to what was controlling the Fossil. However, their plan was foiled by Black and Burgh, and Cofagrigus was found out. When Gorm told Cofagrigus to retreat, Burgh stopped him with his Whirlipede.
Cofagrigus's only known move is Guard Split* and his Ability is Mummy.
|Debut||The Mystery of the Missing Fossil|
|Sigilyph is Gorm's second known Pokémon. It was first seen being used to train at White Treehollow, where it battled Benga's Larvesta and Tepig.
Sigilyph's only known move is Stored Power*.
In Triple Threat, Gorm was seen sending out either a Mandibuzz or a Zweilous to combat the Trainers trying to free the captured Gym Leaders. It is unclear which Pokémon belonged to him.
- In Black and White, Gorm quotes a proverb from Sun Tzu's The Art of War in Pinwheel Forest, and a line from both The Analects and Huainanzi at N's Castle.
|Japanese||アスラ Azula||From azul, Spanish for blue|
|English||Gorm||Gaelic for blue|
|French||Azuro||From azur, Old French for blue|
|German||Caeruleus||Latin for cerulean|
|Italian||Celio||From celeste, light blue|
|Spanish||Blau||German and Catalan for blue|
|Korean||아줄 Ajul||From azul, Spanish for blue|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||阿蘇拉 / 阿苏拉 Āsūlā||Transliteration of his Japanese name|
|Chinese (Cantonese)||阿蘇拉 Ásōulā||Mandarin-based Transliteration of his Japanese name|
|Vietnamese||Azula||Transliteration of his Japanese name|
|This game character article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.|