Team Plasma

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Team Plasma
プラズマ団 Plasma-dan
Plasma-logo.png
Black 2 White 2 Team Plasma Grunts.png
Artwork of Team Plasma Grunts from Black 2 and White 2
Leader NBW, ColressB2W2, GhetsisBWB2W2
Region Unova
Admins Seven Sages, Zinzolin, Shadow Triad
Major targets Dreamyard, Nacrene City, Liberty Garden, Cold Storage, Chargestone Cave, Dragonspiral Tower, Relic Castle, Pokémon League, Opelucid City, Giant Chasm, White Ruins*
Base locations N's CastleBW, Plasma FrigateB2W2, P2 Laboratory
Anime debut Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!
Adventures debut An Odd Speech

Team Plasma (Japanese: プラズマ Plasma-dan, literally Plasma Gang) is the villainous team in Unova. Team Plasma's original goal was to "liberate" all Pokémon from their Trainers, by either manipulating the Trainer to release their Pokémon, or by theft. Ghetsis, Team Plasma's true leader, exploited the group in an attempt to rule Unova as the only one with Pokémon.

Two years after Team Plasma's defeat, the group returned with a new goal to rule Unova by freezing it using Kyurem. A small group from the original Team Plasma was still loyal to N, and took it upon themselves to take care of weakened Pokémon in the wild.

In the games

In Black and White

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.
 
Artwork of Team Plasma Grunts from Black and White

Team Plasma is met early in the games. Ghetsis appears in Accumula Town where he is holding a rally trying to get people to join Team Plasma's cause. Following this rally the player will be approached and battled by a person named N. After this, the player will next come across two Team Plasma Grunts at the Dreamyard who are trying to capture a Munna in order to get some Dream Mist to spread their message in people's dreams. After defeating them here they will steal a young girl's Pokémon and hide in the Wellspring Cave. The player will team up with Cheren and save the Pokémon.

After defeating Lenora at the Nacrene Gym, Team Plasma will attack the museum in Nacrene City and steal a bone from the Dragon Fossil. As the player gives chase, N will appear again and battle the player. After this, the player heads into Pinwheel Forest where they will defeat the Team Plasma Grunts, causing Gorm to return the Dragon Skull to player, which the player then immediately gives to Lenora. The next encounter is in Castelia City where they have stolen Bianca's Munna. After confronting them, they will give Munna back.

After entering Nimbasa City, the player will find two grunts harassing an old man. After defeating them, they will run off. After heading over to the Ferris wheel, N will appear again. N and the player will take a ride on the Ferris wheel where N will reveal that he is the leader of Team Plasma. The two will then battle after getting off the Ferris wheel. The next encounter will be in Driftveil City. Cheren will appear and say that Team Plasma has been seen in the city. Zinzolin and some grunts are at the Cold Storage plotting something. Clay, the Driftveil Gym Leader appears and chases them off.

Later, as the player journeys through the Chargestone Cave, the Shadow Triad appears and takes the player to N and the two will battle again. After being defeated, they will leave. N is then briefly encountered outside the Mistralton Gym where he tests the friendship between the player and their current lead Pokémon. After defeating Brycen at the Icirrus Gym, Team Plasma appears at Dragonspiral Tower where N awakens ZekromB or ReshiramW. After a brief talk with the player, N flies off. Alder, who has also witnessed these events, advises everyone to go to Relic Castle where they run into Ghetsis who tells them it is pointless to continue resisting them and leaves. Ghetsis will then confront the player on the Tubeline Bridge and tell them that even though they have the Light/Dark Stone Team Plasma will achieve its goal. Soon after the player will witness Ghetsis giving another speech in Opelucid City.

After defeating the Elite Four, the player will head to the Champion's room where they will see N after he has defeated Alder. N will then reveal his castle, which rises out of the ground and attaches to the Pokémon League building. The player then chases N into the castle where the Seven Sages try to stop them. The Unova Gym Leaders, except the Striaton Gym Leaders, then appear to keep the sages busy while the player searches the castle. Two women who claim to be goddesses and the Shadow Triad will then lead the player to N. Before anything can happen, ZekromW or ReshiramB will appear and the player will have to capture the dragon. The player and N will then have one final battle, with the player proving victorious. Ghetsis arrives and is furious at N and says that he was just working behind the scenes on his true goal of ruling Unova as the only one with Pokémon. He will then challenge the player in rage.

After the player defeats Ghetsis, Cheren and Alder take him away while N accepts his beliefs were misguided. After the credits roll, Looker will appear at the player's house and request their help in finding and capturing the other sages of Team Plasma. Each sage will tell some back history on Team Plasma before being arrested. The Shadow Triad will also appear at Marvelous Bridge where they will give the player the Adamant, Lustrous, and Griseous Orbs. They also reveal that they rescued Ghetsis from being arrested and he has now fled.

Before the sage Ryoku is arrested at Relic Castle, he says that he was planning to catch the Pokémon Volcarona and give it to Ghetsis, but no one knows his and N's whereabouts, and that no one even knows if they are really parent and child. Once all the sages are arrested, Looker says that he heard N was seen in a distant land with a Dragon Pokémon.

Some Team Plasma Grunts will also appear during the Liberty Pass event where they will take over Liberty Garden and try to capture Victini.

Genesect was going to be revived from a Fossil and powered up by Team Plasma to create the most powerful Pokémon ever, but the project was abandoned because N felt that any Pokémon modified by science had lost its pureness. However, one scientist kept working on it, annoyed that N denied his talent. This scientist reconstructed Genesect and powered up the gun on its back.

As a part of Ghetsis's plan, Team Plasma had set up a laboratory in N's Castle which was used to attack and break the security around Amanita's Pokémon Storage System and gain master access to it with the intention of releasing every Pokémon that was stored there. Team Plasma had everything ready to begin releasing Pokémon, but this plan would only be carried out on N's command; since N, Ghetsis, and Team Plasma were ultimately defeated by the player, the plan was never executed.

In Black 2 and White 2

In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, Team Plasma is broken into two different forces. One force remains loyal to N and, seeking atonement, dedicates itself to the protection of Pokémon that were separated from their Trainers; the other is loyal to Ghetsis and serves a new purpose: to take over Unova.

The new Team Plasma first appears at Floccesy Ranch where they try to steal a Herdier, but they are stopped. They are found again in Virbank City, where they attempt to steal the player and Hugh's Pokémon. After fending them off, Hugh believes they have retreated to Castelia City, where they are found in Castelia Sewers. Colress appears in the sewers, where he mentions he is researching how to draw out the most strength from Pokémon. After defeating Burgh at the Castelia Gym, Colress will use a special machine to clear the Crustle blocking off Route 4.

In Nimbasa City, Team Plasma is confronted by Hugh who demands answers from them about a Pokémon kidnapping in Aspertia City. After competing in the Pokémon World Tournament, the player, Hugh, and Cheren confront Team Plasma on their ship which has docked at the PWT. There Zinzolin appears and reveals they have a new plan to take over the Unova region before telling the Shadow Triad to remove the trio from the ship. After winning at the Mistralton Gym, Professor Juniper sends the player to Opelucid City to find out more information about the Legendary Dragon Pokémon from Drayden. On the way, the player and Hugh encounter Zinzolin in Lacunosa Town where they battle him and a grunt in a tag battle.

Following the player's victory at the Opelucid Gym, Team Plasma begin their operation by covering Opelucid City and nearby routes with ice in search of Drayden's DNA Splicers. They are quickly defeated and retreat to the Seaside Cave, although Opelucid City remains frozen for some time. After winning at the Humilau Gym, the player heads to Route 22 where Colress gives them his device to make the Crustle roadblocks disappear. Upon making it past the Crustle, the player defeats the Team Plasma members inside the Plasma Frigate, but once again is removed from the ship by the Shadow Triad and watches the ship fly off.

They track it down to the Giant Chasm where once again they must fight their way through the ship. Upon the defeat of Zinzolin and the new boss Colress, Ghetsis reveals himself as the true mastermind behind Team Plasma. He again reveals that he never intended to liberate Pokémon two years ago; it was just a ploy to get N to follow his plans. After defeating the Shadow Triad, the player gives chase to Ghetsis and finds him in the deepest part of the Giant Chasm, where he summons Kyurem. Ghetsis orders Kyurem to attack the player, but the attack is stopped at last minute by N who arrives to save them. Ghetsis is not surprised by this, who then uses the stolen DNA Splicers to merge Kyurem with N's Dragon. The player then takes on the new Dragon as well as Ghetsis and puts an end to his plans once and for all. Colress then disbands Team Plasma for good, taking the Plasma Frigate and docking it outside the P2 Laboratory where he continues his research.

There is also a group of former Team Plasma members, still loyal to N, who reside in the house just above Driftveil Gym with Rood, Anthea, and Concordia. Ashamed of their past deeds, they have vowed to make amends by returning the Pokémon taken from their Trainers, as well as caring for the Pokémon whose Trainers they couldn't find. They openly welcome the player and Hugh into their cause to help stop Ghetsis and take care of the abandoned Pokémon. As such, Rood gives the player N's Zorua, deeming them a caring Trainer. They also confront the new Team Plasma at the Giant Chasm and help hold them off so the player can enter the Plasma Frigate. The player can also find N's Pokémon in various locations after witnessing a Memory Link.

On Victory Road, Backpacker Mae mentions that she was a Team Plasma Grunt, and that she battled Hilbert/Hilda.

In the anime

In the main series

 
Team Plasma Grunts in the anime

Before Team Plasma's proper appearance in the anime, Giovanni mentioned a secret organization operating in the Unova region and wanted to draw them out.

N debuted in New Places... Familiar Faces! followed by Colress, Ghetsis and the grunts from Black 2 and White 2 in Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!. Anthea and Concordia also appeared in Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!, and the Seven Sages appeared in a flashback in Secrets From Out of the Fog!.

Team Plasma had a role in Genesect and the Legend Awakened, where multiple grunts were seen overseeing the awakening of the newly revived Genesect Army. However, they only had control of the Genesect for a short time before the five Paleozoic Pokémon rebelled and violently escaped.

In Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!, Team Plasma attacked the White Ruins in order to steal the Light Stone discovered by Cedric Juniper. After successfully obtaining the stone, Ghetsis performed a ritual that resurrected Reshiram from the stone. Using Colress's Pokémon Control Device, Ghetsis then took control of Reshiram, but with the support of Ash's Pikachu, Reshiram was able to fight back against its controllers and destroy the control machine. Ghetsis, Colress, and the Plasma Grunts present were subsequently arrested by the International Police, thus bringing down the organization.

Unlike other teams, Team Plasma has named grunts in the anime. Aldith and Barret are two grunts who answered directly to Colress and Ghetsis and acted as commanders toward other, unnamed grunts. Two others, Schwarz and Weiss, have been seen conducting specific operations and may be of similar rank.

Postponed episodes

Team Plasma, in their incarnation from the original Black and White games, was initially set to debut in BW023 and BW024 in a confrontation with Team Rocket over the Meteonite. They intended to use the Meteonite's ability to influence Pokémon into leaving their Trainers.

These episodes were postponed indefinitely due to the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. With the events depicted in Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!, the episodes have been retconned out of continuity altogether. It is unknown if they will ever air in any form.

In Pokémon Generations

 
Team Plasma Grunts in Pokémon Generations
 
Black 2 and White 2 Team Plasma Grunts in Pokémon Generations

Team Plasma first appeared in The Uprising. The Seven Sages (except Ghetsis) and multiple Grunts appeared at the Pokémon League after N's Castle rose from the ground and surrounded the League. The team was faced by the Gym Leaders from Unova, who arrived to stop them.

Team Plasma reappeared in The Frozen World, this time assuming its role from Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. The team attacked Opelucid City and froze the city using Kyurem, allowing Zinzolin to steal the DNA Splicers from Drayden.

In The King Returns, Ghetsis was seen in Giant Chasm, where he ordered Kyurem to continue freezing Unova. He was confronted by N and Reshiram, but managed to fuse Reshiram with Kyurem using the DNA Splicers, creating White Kyurem. At the end of the episode, Hilbert arrived with his Zekrom to put a stop to Team Plasma's plans.

In the manga

 
Team Plasma Grunts in Pokémon Adventures
 
Team Plasma Grunts in the Black 2 & White 2 chapter

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Black & White chapter

Team Plasma was first seen in An Odd Speech, where they were attempting to build a stage for Ghetsis's speech on the place Black and White were sleeping that night. The next day, Ghetsis gave a speech to the citizens of Accumula Town, urging them to liberate their Pokémon, which some of the listeners actually did. It was later revealed that Black's Tula used to belong to another Trainer until Team Plasma convinced the Trainer to release him, some time after when Black fought N.

Some time after this, three grunts harassed Musha at the Dreamyard and were also behind the artifact robbery of the Nacrene Museum. It is also revealed what Team Plasma is after in order to achieve their ultimate goal: a Legendary Dragon-type Pokémon who would help their leader to unite the minds of the people in Unova as one and liberate Pokémon. They kidnapped Bianca's Litwick, together with several other Pokémon and held them in their stronghold in Castelia City. Later, they also attempted to capture Victini at Liberty Garden. Ryoku also sought to capture Volcarona of Relic Castle. In Nimbasa City, N trapped White in a Ferris wheel car and announced himself as the king of Team Plasma.

Several Team Plasma operations throughout this chapter were conducted by the Shadow Triad; in particular, their kidnapping of the Unova Gym Leaders at the same time that they set their sights on stealing the Dark Stone. At the end of the arc, several Team Plasma Grunts escaped.

Black 2 & White 2 chapter

One of the Team Plasma Grunts who escaped, Whitley, became a Pokédex holder by this chapter, which was set two years after the previous arc. By that time, Team Plasma reemerged as a new force led by Colress, who designed the Grunts' new attire.

In the TCG

Team Plasma started being featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the Noble Victories expansion, in which the first member to be featured was N. Team Plasma was featured through the Plasma Storm to Legendary Treasures expansion as a classification of cards, which certain effects of cards directly interacted with them.

Team Plasma's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Torterra   Plasma Storm   003/135 Plasma Gale   003/070
Amoonguss   Plasma Storm   013/135 Plasma Gale   008/070
Infernape   Plasma Storm   017/135 Plasma Gale   011/070
Sharpedo   Plasma Storm   033/135 White Kyurem-EX Battle Strength Deck   004/018
Jellicent   Plasma Storm   039/135 Black Kyurem-EX Battle Strength Deck   003/018
Beartic   Plasma Storm   041/135 Plasma Gale   022/070
Magnezone   Plasma Storm   046/135 Plasma Gale   025/070
Rotom   Plasma Storm   049/135 Plasma Gale   026/070
Weezing   Plasma Storm   058/135 Plasma Gale   031/070
Crobat   Plasma Storm   055/135 Plasma Gale   029/070
BW Black Star Promos   BW51 BW-P Promotional cards   181/BW-P
Giratina   Plasma Storm   062/135 Plasma Gale   035/070
BW Black Star Promos   BW74 Team Plasma Battle Gift Set   002/016
Garbodor   Plasma Storm   066/135 Team Plasma's Powered Half Deck   004/017
Garbodor   Plasma Storm   067/135 Plasma Gale   037/070
Beheeyem   Plasma Storm   070/135 Plasma Gale   039/070
Liepard   Plasma Storm   084/135 Plasma Gale   045/070
Scrafty   Plasma Storm   086/135 Plasma Gale   047/070
Skarmory   Plasma Storm   087/135 BW-P Promotional cards   177/BW-P
Klinklang   Plasma Storm   090/135 Team Plasma's Powered Half Deck   008/017
Durant   Plasma Storm   091/135 Team Plasma's Powered Half Deck   009/017
Durant   Plasma Storm   092/135 Plasma Gale   048/070
Druddigon   Plasma Storm   094/135 Plasma Gale   050/070
Snorlax   Plasma Storm   101/135 Plasma Gale   055/070
      BW-P Promotional cards   207/BW-P
Watchog   Plasma Storm   112/135 Team Plasma's Powered Half Deck   011/017
Watchog   Plasma Storm   113/135 Plasma Gale   061/070
Bouffalant   Plasma Storm   114/135 BW-P Promotional cards   178/BW-P
Leafeon   Plasma Freeze   11/116 Thunder Knuckle   006/051
Flareon   Plasma Freeze   12/116 Thunder Knuckle   007/051
Chandelure   Plasma Freeze   16/116 Spiral Force   009/051
Vaporeon   Plasma Freeze   20/116 Thunder Knuckle   009/051
Glaceon   Plasma Freeze   23/116 Spiral Force   012/051
Seismitoad   Plasma Freeze   26/116 Spiral Force   015/051
Vanilluxe   Plasma Freeze   29/116 Thunder Knuckle   014/051
Cryogonal   Plasma Freeze   30/116 Thunder Knuckle   015/051
Kyurem   Plasma Freeze   31/116 Thunder Knuckle   016/051
Jolteon   Plasma Freeze   34/116 Spiral Force   016/051
Muk   Plasma Freeze   46/116 Thunder Knuckle   024/051
Espeon   Plasma Freeze   48/116 Spiral Force   024/051
Sableye   Plasma Freeze   49/116 Team Plasma Battle Gift Set   001/016
Metagross   Plasma Freeze   52/116 Thunder Knuckle   027/051
BW Black Star Promos   BW75 BW-P Promotional cards   197/BW-P
Cofagrigus   Plasma Freeze   56/116 Spiral Force   027/051
Cofagrigus   Plasma Freeze   57/116 Team Plasma Battle Gift Set   004/016
Umbreon   Plasma Freeze   64/116 Thunder Knuckle   031/051
Absol   Plasma Freeze   67/116 Spiral Force   033/051
Weavile   Plasma Freeze   66/116 Spiral Force   032/051
Krookodile   Plasma Freeze   70/116 Spiral Force   036/051
Bisharp   Plasma Freeze   73/116 Thunder Knuckle   033/051
Bisharp   Plasma Freeze   74/116 Team Plasma Battle Gift Set   007/016
Hydreigon   Plasma Freeze   78/116 Thunder Knuckle   036/051
Steelix   Plasma Freeze   79/116 Spiral Force   037/051
Raticate   Plasma Freeze   88/116 Spiral Force   041/051
Landorus   BW Black Star Promos   BW79 BW-P Promotional cards   192/BW-P
Druddigon   BW Black Star Promos   BW80 BW-P Promotional cards   201/BW-P
Darkrai   BW Black Star Promos   BW73 Team Plasma Battle Gift Set   005/016
Masquerain   Plasma Blast   2/101 Megalo Cannon   002/076
Accelgor   Plasma Blast   8/101 Megalo Cannon   008/076
Volcarona   Plasma Blast   13/101 Megalo Cannon   012/076
Octillery   Plasma Blast   19/101 Megalo Cannon   015/076
Glalie   Plasma Blast   22/101 Megalo Cannon   017/076
Relicanth   Plasma Blast   24/101 Megalo Cannon   018/076
Froslass   Plasma Blast   23/101 BW-P Promotional cards   211/BW-P
Eelektross   Plasma Blast   33/101 Megalo Cannon   025/076
Escavalier   Plasma Blast   61/101 Megalo Cannon   052/076
Ursaring   Plasma Blast   76/101 Megalo Cannon   063/076
Chatot   Plasma Blast   77/101 Megalo Cannon   064/076
Porygon-Z   Plasma Blast   74/101 Megalo Cannon   061/076
BW Black Star Promos   BW84 BW-P Promotional cards   208/BW-P
Genesect   BW Black Star Promos   BW86 BW-P Promotional cards   219/BW-P
Pretend Grunt Pikachu         SM-P Promotional cards   014/SM-P
Pretend Boss Pikachu Team Plasma         SM-P Promotional cards   195/SM-P
Team Plasma's Pokémon- 
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Moltres    Plasma Storm   014/135 White Kyurem-EX Battle Strength Deck   001/018
Articuno    Plasma Storm   025/135 Plasma Gale   016/070
Plasma Storm   132/135 Plasma Gale   072/070
Zapdos    Plasma Storm   048/135 Black Kyurem-EX Battle Strength Deck   007/018
Lugia    Plasma Storm   108/135 Plasma Gale   059/070
Plasma Storm   134/135 Plasma Gale   074/070
BW Black Star Promos   BW83      
Legendary Treasures   102/113 EX Battle Boost   086/093
Heatran    Plasma Freeze   13/116 Spiral Force   006/051
Plasma Freeze   109/116 Spiral Force   052/051
Thundurus    Plasma Freeze   38/116 Thunder Knuckle   020/051
Plasma Freeze   110/116 Thunder Knuckle   052/051
BW Black Star Promos   BW81      
Deoxys    Plasma Freeze   53/116 Spiral Force   025/051
Plasma Freeze   111/116 Spiral Force   053/051
BW Black Star Promos   BW82      
Tornadus    Plasma Freeze   98/116 Thunder Knuckle   046/051
Plasma Freeze   114/116 Thunder Knuckle   054/051
Genesect    Plasma Blast   11/101 Megalo Cannon   010/076
Plasma Blast   97/101 Megalo Cannon   078/076
Dialga    Plasma Blast   65/101 Megalo Cannon   053/076
Plasma Blast   99/101 Megalo Cannon   080/076
Palkia    Plasma Blast   66/101 Megalo Cannon   054/076
Plasma Blast   100/101 Megalo Cannon   081/076
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
N Su Noble Victories   92/101 Red Collection   066/066
Noble Victories   101/101 Red Collection   071/066
Dark Explorers   96/108 Reshiram-EX Battle Strength Deck   016/018
      Zekrom-EX Battle Strength Deck   016/018
      Master Deck Build Box EX   041/046
BW Black Star Promos   BW100 BW-P Promotional cards   180/BW-P
      BW-P Promotional cards   218/BW-P
Fates Collide   105/124 Awakening Psychic King   076/078
      Zygarde-EX Perfect Battle Deck   014/019
Yellow A Alternate cards   105a/124 The Best of XY   180/171
Colress Su Plasma Storm   118/135 Plasma Gale   064/070
Plasma Storm   135/135 Plasma Gale   075/070
      Team Plasma's Powered Half Deck   014/017
      Team Plasma Battle Gift Set   012/016
      Extra Regulation Box   035/048
Colress Machine I Plasma Storm   119/135 Plasma Gale   062/070
      Team Plasma's Powered Half Deck   012/017
      Team Plasma Battle Gift Set   009/016
Hypnotoxic Laser I Plasma Storm   123/135 Plasma Gale   063/070
      Team Plasma's Powered Half Deck   013/017
      Team Plasma Battle Gift Set   010/016
      BW-P Promotional cards   175/BW-P
Plasma Frigate St Plasma Storm   124/135 Plasma Gale   066/070
      Team Plasma's Powered Half Deck   016/017
      Team Plasma Battle Gift Set   015/016
Team Plasma Grunt Su Plasma Storm   125/135 Plasma Gale   065/070
      Team Plasma's Powered Half Deck   015/017
      Team Plasma Battle Gift Set   014/016
      BW-P Promotional cards   176/BW-P
Plasma Energy   E Plasma Storm   127/135 Plasma Gale   067/070
      Team Plasma's Powered Half Deck   017/017
      Black Kyurem-EX Battle Strength Deck   018/018
      White Kyurem-EX Battle Strength Deck   018/018
      Team Plasma Battle Gift Set   016/016
Plasma Freeze   106/116 Spiral Force   051/051
      Thunder Knuckle   051/051
Plasma Blast   91/101 Megalo Cannon   076/076
Frozen City St Plasma Freeze   100/116 Spiral Force   049/051
Ghetsis Su Plasma Freeze   101/116 Team Plasma Battle Gift Set   013/016
      Spiral Force   048/051
Plasma Freeze   115/116 Spiral Force   055/051
Shadow Triad Su Plasma Freeze   102/116 Thunder Knuckle   049/051
Team Plasma Badge I       Unnumbered Promotional cards    
Plasma Freeze   104/116 Team Plasma Battle Gift Set   011/016
Team Plasma Ball I       BW-P Promotional cards   179/BW-P
Plasma Freeze   105/116 Thunder Knuckle   047/051
Reversal Trigger I Plasma Blast   86/101 Megalo Cannon   070/076
G Booster I Plasma Blast   92/101 Megalo Cannon   075/076
G Scope I Plasma Blast   93/101 Megalo Cannon   074/076
N's Resolve Su Cosmic Eclipse   200/236 Dream League   045/049
Cosmic Eclipse   232/236 Dream League   066/049
 


Trivia

  • Plasma is a state of matter in which the negative electrons and positive nuclei that usually form atoms become pulled apart and separated. This is analogous with Team Plasma's ideology, which states that people and Pokémon should be separated from one another.
    • Plasma can be interpreted as the culmination of both fire and lightning.
  • Team Plasma's original theme resembles that of the medieval knights.
    • Their logo resembles a shield.
    • The lettering in their logo resembles the Chi Rho symbol.
      • The symbol on their shield is made up of the letters P and Z, possibly from the transliteration of the Japanese for "plasma", purazuma (プラズマ).
    • Ghetsis's clothing resembles the crenelation of a fortified position such as a castle.
    • Their base is a castle.
    • N is known as "king of Team Plasma" or "Lord N", as opposed to the "Boss" title used by other villainous teams.
  • Team Plasma's theme in Black 2 and White 2 resembles that of classical pirates.
    • There is a mark on the grunts' hats which appears to be a toned-down Jolly Roger.
    • Their base, the Plasma Frigate, is styled after a sailing ship complete with gangplank, posing as such in Castelia City and the Pokémon World Tournament.
    • Ghetsis' cane is modeled after the helm of a ship.
    • Ghetsis is seen wearing a type of eyepatch, which, in Black 2 and White 2, is darkened to resemble that seen by typical pirates.
    • They are now far more open about how malevolent their intentions are; knights are seen as honorable, while pirates are seen as thieving criminals.
    • They also bear a resemblance to ninjas, which is reflected in the increased prominence of the Shadow Triad.
  • Team Plasma is the only main series villainous team to not have any administrators challenge the player at various points throughout Black and White. In fact, Ghetsis and N are the only non-grunt members to even battle the player. This is no longer the case in Black 2 and White 2.
    • It is also encountered the earliest in their own game of all villainous teams to this date.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese プラズマ団 Plasma-dan From plasma
English, French,
German, Italian
Team Plasma Same as Japanese name
Spanish Equipo Plasma Same as Japanese name
Korean 플라스마단 Plasma-dan Same as Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 等離子隊 / 等离子队 Děnglízǐ Duì* From 等离子体 děnglízǐtǐ, plasma
電漿團 Diànjiāng Tuán* From 電漿 diànjiāng, plasma
Chinese (Cantonese) 等離子隊 Dánglèihjí Déui* From 等離子體 dánglèihjí, plasma
等離子團 Dánglèihjí Tyùhn*
Finnish Plasmaryhmä Same as English name
Greek Ομάδας Πλάσμα Omádas Plásma Same as English name
Indonesian Tim Plasma Same as English name
Malaysian Kumpulan Plasma Same as English name
Polish Zespół Plazma Same as English name
Brazilian Portuguese Equipe Plasma Same as English name
European Portuguese Equipa Plasma Same as English name
Russian Команда Плазма Komanda Plazma Same as English name
Thai แก๊งพลาสม่า Gang Plasma
กลุ่มพลาสม่า Klum Plasma
แก๊งค์พลาสม่า Gang Plasma
Same as Japanese name
Vietnamese Nhóm Plasma
Băng Plasma
Transliteration of Japanese name


Related articles


King: N (animeAdventuresMasters)
Seven Sages: Ghetsis (Masters) • GormBroniusRoodZinzolinGialloRyoku
Notable members: Shadow TriadAnthea and ConcordiaColress
Lower members: Team Plasma GruntsTogari*Aldith*
Schwarz and Weiss*Barret*Whitley*Whitley's mother*
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