Team Plasma (Trainer class)

Team Plasma
プラズマ団 Team Plasma
Black 2 White 2 Zinzolin.pngBlack 2 White 2 Ghetsis.png
Art of Zinzolin and Ghetsis from Black 2 and White 2
Other names
Introduced in Generation V
Appears in Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Gender Both
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Colress*, Ghetsis, NBW, Shadow Triad, Zinzolin
Anime debut Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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Manga debut An Odd Speech (Adventures)

Team Plasma (Japanese: プラズマ団 Team Plasma) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation V games. This class comprises all the members of Team Plasma which battle the player, notably Ghetsis and the team's former leader N in his final three battles with the player in Pokémon Black and White. In Black 2 and White 2, the player again battles Ghetsis along with the high-ranking members Zinzolin, the Shadow Triad, and Colress, the latter of which only uses this class during one battle before formally disbanding from the group. N, having renounced the team's ways, no longer uses this class. In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the class is used exclusively by Ghetsis during his appearance in Episode RR.


Sprites and models

N's sprite from
Black and White
Ghetsis's sprite from
Black and White
Shadow's sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Zinzolin's sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Colress's sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Ghetsis's sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Ghetsis's VS model from
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
N's overworld sprite from
Generation V
Ghetsis's overworld sprite from
Black and White
Shadow's overworld sprite from
Generation V
Zinzolin's overworld sprites from
Black 2 and White 2
Colress's overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Ghetsis's overworld sprites from
Black 2 and White 2
Ghetsis's overworld model from
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
N's VS sprite from
Generation V
Ghetsis's VS sprite from
Black and White
Colress's VS sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Ghetsis's VS sprite from
Black 2 and White 2

Trainer list

Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

In the anime

Team Plasma was mentioned throughout much Pokémon the Series: Black & White as the "secret organization" active in Unova. Two unaired episodes would have been their debut appearance, but these were cancelled following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. They then became the main antagonists of the Best Wishes! Season 2: Episode N arc. N debuted briefly in New Places... Familiar Faces!, while Ghetsis and Colress debuted in Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

N, Colress, Ghetsis, and the other Sages have all appeared in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

In the TCG

Members of Team Plasma started being featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the Noble Victories expansion, beginning with N.

Related cards
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
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
N Su Noble Victories   092/101 Red Collection   066/066
Noble Victories   101/101 Red Collection   071/066
Dark Explorers   096/108 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
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
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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 等離子隊的 Dánglèihjí Déui-dīk
Mandarin 等離子隊的 Děnglízǐ Duì-de*
等离子队 Děnglízǐ Duì*
  French Team Plasma
  German Team Plasma
  Italian Team Plasma
  Korean 플라스마단 Plasma-dan
  Spanish Equipo Plasma (VII)
Eq. Plasma (V)

See also

King: N (animeAdventuresMasters)
Seven Sages: Ghetsis (Masters) • GormBroniusRoodZinzolinGialloRyoku
Notable members: Shadow TriadAnthea and ConcordiaColress (Masters)
Lower members: Team Plasma GruntsTogari*Aldith*
Schwarz and Weiss*Barret*Whitley*Whitley's mother*
Buildings: N's CastleP2 LaboratoryPlasma Frigate

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