S.S. Libra

S.S. Libra リブラ号
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
SS Libra.png
Map description: The missing Pokémon cargo ship. Did Cipher transport it here?
Location: Northeast Orre, between Phenac City and Cipher Key Lair
Region: Orre
Generations: III
Orre S.S. Libra Map.png
Location of S.S. Libra in Orre.
Pokémon world locations

S.S. Libra (Japanese: リブラ号 Libra) is a cargo ship appearing in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. It was used to ship Pokémon to Orre.


Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.
Shadow Lugia about to abduct the S.S. Libra

At the beginning of the game, the ship is attacked and abducted by Shadow Lugia, throwing two crewmen overboard. According to ONBS, these crewmen had not been found three days after the incident and there are no future reports suggesting they have ever had been. Due to a momentary loss of control over Shadow Lugia, the ship ends up falling in the middle of a desert. This results in Cipher having their Admin Snattle take over the nearby Phenac City in order to keep its citizens from interfering with Admin Gorigan's mission to recover the Pokémon aboard the ship and have them be taken to the Cipher Key Lair in the north in order to turn them into Shadow Pokémon.

When the player first learns of Cipher's activities in the desert, they are unable to reach the location due to their scooter's tires getting stuck in the deep sand. After the scooter is upgraded into a hover scooter, the player is able to reach the shipwreck in the desert. There, it is revealed that Gorigan's recovery operation has been completed, with only a single Pokémon having managed to escape. After the player has defeated Cipher Peon Smarton, they meet a Worker who had randomly stumbled upon the ship and made his home there. On his request, the player then investigates the odd noises he's been hearing from inside of the ship. The cause of the noises turns out to be the sole Pokémon missed by Cipher, a Bonsly, which will run away from the player if they approach it too fast. Just when the player is about to sneak up on Bonsly, they will receive an email on their P★DA, the alarm noise scaring Bonsly and causing it to leave the ship. It can later be found and caught at a random Poké Spot, after which it's returned to its owner at ONBS.

Once the player tries to leave the ship after Bonsly has run away, a group of Team Snagem members ambush them upon their exit and steal their Snag Machine.

Later in the game, a TV report reveals that authorities have also found the ship.

  Spoilers end here.  

To fully explore most of the ship, the player must push several heavy crates around, not unlike the Strength puzzles in the core series games. The player can use the bed on 4F to fully heal their Pokémon at any time.


Item Location Games
  Iron 1F; upper-left corner of the entrance room  XD 
  Max Ether 1F; in the first room accessed from 2F  XD 
  Yellow Flute 1F; in the second room accessed from 2F  XD 
  TM35 (Flamethrower) 1F; in the second room accessed from 2F  XD 
  Fire Stone 2F; in the room accessed from 3F  XD 
  PP Up ×2 2F; in the room accessed from 3F  XD 
  Luxury Ball 2F; in the room where Bonsly is found  XD 
  Leftovers 2F; found after Bonsly flees  XD 
  Battle CD 18 3F; next to the stairs from 4F  XD 


Trainer Pokémon
Cipher Peon Smarton
スグル Suguru
Reward:  1,080
  Huntail Lv.27
No item
  Cacnea Lv.27
No item
  Teddiursa Lv.27
No item
  Koffing Lv.27
No item
Trainers with a Poké Ball by their names may be challenged for a rematch after defeating certain bosses. In a rematch they may have higher-level Pokémon, and any Shadow Pokémon previously caught will be replaced.


Game Exterior 1F 2F 3F 4F


  • The way the ship is broken in two may be to reference the Titanic.
  • The inaccessible half of the ship seems similar to an open shark's mouth protruding from water.

In other languages

Language Title
  European French Libra
  German Libra
  Italian M/N Libra
  European Spanish Buque Libra

Core series games: Abandoned ShipRoyal UnovaS.S. AnneS.S. Aqua
S.S. SinnohS.S. TidalSeagallop FerriesSubmarine Explorer 1
Orre games: Luxo CruiserRobo KyogreS.S. Libra
Pokémon Ranger series: Cargo ShipSubmarineThe Union
Other games: S.S. Prime Treasure*
Anime: Forsaken ShipGhost shipPokémon Showboat
St. AnneS.S. CusslerS.S. St. Flower
Adventures: Abandoned ShipS.S. AnneS.S. AquaS.S. Sinnoh
S.S. TidalSeagallop FerriesSubmarine Explorer 1

Phenac CityPyrite TownAgate VillageThe UnderGateon Port
Outskirt StandPrestige Precept CenterPyrite Bldg/ONBSPyrite CaveRelic CaveRelic StoneThe Under SubwayCipher Lab
Eclo CanyonSnagem HideoutPokémon HQ LabKaminko's HousePoké SpotS.S. LibraCipher Key LairCitadark Isle
Colosseums and stadiums
Phenac StadiumPyrite ColosseumUnder Colosseum
Realgam ColosseumDeep ColosseumOrre Colosseum
Tournament areas
Mt. BattleRealgam Tower

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