Team Plasma (in Japanese: プラズマ団 Plasma-dan, literally Plasma Gang) is the villainous team from Pokémon Black/White. Their goal is to release all Pokémon from their trainers, as they believe Pokémon are just being used by humans, making all Pokémon to suffer, also believing that Pokémon will only reach their full potential by being separated from humans.

To fulfill their goal, they are trying to recreate the myth of the creation of Unova region by summoning one of the legendary dragons, Reshiram and Zekrom, and making their lord N to be recognized by them as the legendary hero. Their grunts wear knight-like uniforms and use dark-type Pokémon such as Purrloin and Sandile.

Differing from previous villainous teams such as Team Aqua/Team Magma or Team Galactic, they avoid attracting unwanted attention and actually try to convince people of their ideals instead of forcing people to agree with them by force.

In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, Team Plasma is broken into two different forces, each with different purposes. One force vows to make the world a better place for both humans and Pokemon. The other one, with Ghetsis as the leader of the newer force, which intends to take over Unova. Colress serves as the acting leader, but is also subserviant to Ghetsis.


  • N: Appointed King of Team Plasma, N grew with only Pokémon by his side, all of which were being overworked by their trainers and thus were suffering. He learned to communicate with Pokémon and made his goal the liberation of Pokémon.
  • Colress: The acting boss of the new Team Plasma and a Pokemon researching who is researching the strength of Pokemon.
  • The Seven Sages: The Seven Sages are like-minded people who were all gathered by Ghetsis from all over Unova, becoming the highest ranked members of the team;
    • Ghetsis: The creator of the team and one of the Seven Sages, his true goal is actually to rule the world by being the only one allowed to use Pokémon, which means the entire liberation thing is a excuse for his twisted ambitions and that everyone in the team are just pawns of his plan;
    • Zinzolin: currently the only member of the Seven Sages that remain loyal to Ghetsis
    • Ryoku: One of the Seven Sages
    • Rood: One of the Seven Sages that is loyal to N
    • Gorm: one of the Seven Sages
    • Giallo: One of the Seven Sages
    • Bronius: One of the Seven Sages
  • Anthea and Concordia: N's foster's sisters and Ghetsis' foster daughters. They, along with N, turn on the good side and against Ghetsis.
  • Shadow Triad: A trio of mysterious guys who work as the personal henchmen of Ghetsis, acting as spies.
  • Dudley: A scientist that was reseaching Genesect for Team Plasma.
  • Plasma Grunts Team Plasma's workmen and soldiers under the command of their commanders and their boss.

Former Members

  • Whitley: A young girl who was once a member of Team Plasma, along with her mother, but after the team's defeat in the Black & White chapter, she was forced to move away so that any traces of her past would be left behind. Whitley redeemed in the process, and she  and her mother came to hide in Aspertia City. Despite this, she yearns for the return of Team Plasma's king, N.
  • Whitley's mother: A woman who was once a member of Team Plasma, and the mother of Whitley. She was forced to move away, and she redeemed herself in the process. She and her daughter came to hide in Aspertia City.



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Team Rocket
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Anime only: Jessie | James | Meowth | Dr. Zager | Butch | Cassidy | Dr. Namba | Madame Boss | Domino | Tyson | Iron-Masked Marauder | Pierce
Manga only: Lt. Surge | Sabrina | Koga | Will | Karen | Carl | Sham | Carr | Sird | Orm

Team Aqua
Archie | Matt | Shelly
Manga only: Amber

Team Magma
Maxie | Tabitha | Courtney
Manga only: Blaise

Team Galactic
Cyrus | Cyrus (Pokemon Anime) | Mars | Jupiter | Saturn | Charon
Manga only: Sird

Team Plasma
N | Colress | Shadow Triad
Seven Sages: Ghetsis | Zinzolin | Rood | Gorm

Team Flare
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Team Skull
Guzma | Plumeria | Gladion

Aether Foundation
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