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ジャキラ Jakira
Gender Male
Eye color Red
Hair color Gray
Hometown Unknown
Region Orre
Trainer class Cipher
Generation III
Games Pokémon Colosseum
Member of Cipher
Rank Chief Executive

Nascour (Japanese: ジャキラ Jakira) is a man with a terrifying visage. He is gaunt, dressed in dark clothes and possesses wiry, gray, serpentine hair. He is the only character in the games to have the Trainer class Cipher (Japanese: シャドー Shadow).

Nascour's strategy in battle is to use X Special and other stat-enhancing items on his Pokémon.

In the games

Nascour is first encountered at Phenac City, leaving Mayor Es Cade's house.

Throughout the rest of the Shadow Pokémon incident in Orre, Nascour is seen giving orders to the Cipher Admins. He is seen in a cutscene speaking to Miror B., Ferma and Reath via video conference at the Pyrite Bldg, and later in a similar discussion with Venus and Ein at Venus's TV studio in The Under.

At the Realgam Tower, Nascour welcomes the player and Rui to the tower. He then has the player battle a gauntlet of four Trainers at the Tower Colosseum at the top of the tower, before taking on the player himself. Even with a mighty Shadow Metagross on his side, Nascour is no match for the player. Upon being defeated, he is devastated by his loss and tries to demand a rematch. However, he's interrupted by the arrival of Mayor Es Cade, who reveals himself to be Evice, the true villainous mastermind leading Cipher. After the player defeats Evice, Nascour is arrested along with him by Chief Sherles.


Before snagging Metagross

After snagging Metagross


Phenac City
"Hm? I'd guess you're a traveling trainer. Hm... I like what I see in your expression. Fufufu... I have a feeling I may see you again somewhere."
Pyrite Bldg (TV monitor)
"I trust things are going to plan, Miror B."
"Good. The others also appear to be doing their parts to implement our plan. Our Shadow Pokémon plan is falling into place quickly. The final phase is not far off."
"Save your dancing until our plans succeed. I'm off."
The Under (TV monitor)
"Venus. What is your situation?"
"...Fine. The priority is to distribute Shadow Pokémon. Don't forget. As for you, Ein, hurry. Complete the Shadow Pokémon's development as soon as possible."
"Good. I will be waiting for good news. That is all."
Realgam Tower
"Ah, you've finally reached me. I must say that I am impressed. <Player> and <partner>, I welcome you to the Realgam Tower. My name is Nascour. Do you remember? The time that we met in Phenac City? I did have the feeling that I would one day face you in battle... But I never imagined that you would be the one to seek me out here. Very soon, we will be ready to greet your arrival in style. I will go ahead and wait for you. Don't keep me waiting too long."
Tower Colosseum
  • Upon entering
"What kept you, <player>? I was worried that perhaps Gonzap had beaten you. The time has come for you to pay off some debts. We'll have you battle as payment towards the huge losses you inflicted on us. I expect to see spectacular battling out of you. After all, you're here to entertain! Waahahahah!"
  • Before battle, after defeating the four Trainers
"Bravo! Bravo! Well done! Why not become a Cipher show-battle trainer? Would you even consider it? I'll vouch that you will become a top star in no time. ...I wouldn't have minded making that proposition, but I'm afraid I'm not that bighearted. I will destroy you in battle right now. You will know the humiliation of total domination before this crowd!"
  • Being defeated
"N-no! There's no... This can't be happening!"
  • After being defeated
"Gaaaah! It's not over, <player>! Come on, we shall battle..."
"Sir! I... I beg your pardon!""

In the manga

Nascour in Pokémon Colosseum Snatcher Leo

Pokémon Colosseum Snatcher Leo

Nascour appears in a manga adaptation of Pokémon ColosseumPokémon Colosseum Snatcher Leo.

Pokémon Colosseum Snatchers

Nascour appears in another manga adaptation of Pokémon Colosseum, Pokémon Colosseum Snatchers.


Metagross was used to battle Wes's team.

Metagross's known moves are Meteor Mash, Hyper Beam, Earthquake, and Psychic.

Debut PCS


  • Nascour is the only Trainer in any Pokémon game to have no battle music, although the crowd can be heard cheering in the background.

In other languages

Language Title
  French Jakylla
  German Jakira
  Italian Nascour
  Spanish Fústeo


Language Title
  French Ombre
  German Crypto
  Italian Cripto
  Spanish Cífer

Members of Cipher
Grand Master: Greevil
Head: Evice
Chief Executive: Nascour
Admins: Miror B.DakimVenusEin
Commander: Exol
Other Members: BlunoVerdeRossoSkrubMirakle B.
NapsExinnHexagon BrothersZook
Cipher Peons (ColosseumXD)

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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