|“||The sea is an irreplaceable treasure for every living thing on this planet. But with our selfish extravagance, humanity dirties the great ocean, destroying this source of all life… Day by day, we're all destroying our most precious resource! If we humans suffer from our actions, well, maybe we'll end up getting what we deserve. But what about the Pokémon in our world? The Pokémon that no longer have a place to live because we stole and soiled their seas? The Pokémon that won't have a place to raise their young and watch them grow? We are creating a world in which innocent Pokémon suffer as a result of our actions… And that is something that I can't forgive! That's why I came to a decision, see? The foolish actions of my fellow humans, the seas we have blighted, nature itself… I will return everything to its unspoiled beginnings!||„|
Archie is the boss of Team Aqua. The player only battles him in Seafloor Cavern in Emerald and Mt. Chimney and Seafloor Cavern in Sapphire.
In Ruby, he is an ally to the player on his/her mission to stop Team Magma from expanding the land mass. He is first met at Meteor Falls with two of his members, who are in pursuit of Team Magma. He is next met at Mt. Chimney, fighting the Magma grunts with his Poochyena. After Team Magma's leader Maxie is defeated, Archie thanks the player and continues on pursuing Team Magma, who have other plans. He is finally met at Seafloor Cavern, where he shows up with Matt and Shelly after Maxie had awakened Groudon. He then tells the player that they were after them because of intense sunlight and leaves.
In Sapphire, he is the villain of the game. He is first met at the Oceanic Museum, after his two grunts have been defeated, and tells you about Team Aqua's plans. He is also first encountered at Mt. Chimney, where he uses the Meteorite to make the volcanic activity stop, therefore bringing rain to the mountaintop. He also sees you again and says that he will not allow the player to interfere and challenges you for the first time. After he is defeated, he will be forced to give up the plans for Mt. Chimney and heads off. He is next encountered at Mt. Pyre, where he stole the Red Orb from the top and heads to Slateport City to steal the submarine. He is then found at the Slateport Harbor with his administrator Matt. He suggests that you should follow him to their Lilycove Hideout. He is finally encountered at Seafloor Cavern, where he appears after the player sees Kyogre and challenges you to a rematch. After he is defeated once again, he uses the Red Orb and awakens Kyogre, but flees upon awakening. He is then found back at Mt. Pyre, where he returns the Red Orb and walks away, never to be seen again.
In Emerald, his role is the same as Maxie, where at the Oceanic Museum, he thinks you're Team Magma and realizes that you couldn't be dressed for that part. After Maxie is defeated at Mt. Chimney he thanks you, but also asks if you're on his side or the other. He then says that it isn't important and says he will go after Team Magma and leaves. He is then found at Mt. Pyre where he tells you that Team Magma is ahead of them and leaves with the Red Orb and heads off to Slateport City, where you must visit after being done at the Magma Hideout. He is also found at Seafloor Cavern, where he will challenge you for the first and only time. After being defeated, he awakens Kyogre, but flees the same way. He is next found at Sootopolis City alongside Maxie trying to stop Groudon and Kyogre from fighting. He is finally seen at Mt. Pyre, again with Maxie to return the orbs.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 7-B | Likely 7-A | At least 7-A
Age: In his 30-50's
Classification: Human, Leader of Team Aqua
Powers and Abilities: Darkness Manipulation (Sharpedo and Mightyena), Ice Manipulation (Sharpedo), Poison Manipulation (Crobat, Sharpedo and Muk), Air Manipulation (Crobat), Confusion (Crobat), Statistics Lowering (Intimidate, Scary Face, Screech, Venom Drench), Prevention of item usage (Embargo), Flight (Crobat), Prevention of escape (Mean Look), Statistics Neutralising (Haze), Mega Evolution (Sharpedo) | Water Manipulation (Sharpedo), Darkness Manipulation (Sharpedo), Poison Manipulation (Crobat and Sharpedo), Air Manipulation (Crobat), Mega Evolution (Sharpedo)
Attack Potency: City level (Superior to Watson, who commands a well-trained Camerupt) | Likely Mountain level (Stronger than Tate and Liza. Commands a well trained Sharpedo capable of Mega Evolution, Equal to Maxie) | At least Mountain level (Stronger than before)
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: City Class | Likely Mountain Class (Commands a well trained Sharpedo) | At least Mountain Class
Durability: City level | Likely Mountain level (Commands a well trained Sharpedo) | At least Mountain level
Range: Average human melee range by himself, Varies on the Pokémon and Move.
Standard Equipment: His Pokémon, Pokeballs, Mega Keystone, Sharpedonite, Life Orb.
Intelligence: Above average (Commands a whole organization, known as a powerful Pokémon trainer, able to outsmart Maxie)
Weaknesses: Varies depending on the Pokémon.
Key: Mt. Chimney | Seafloor Cavern | Battle Maison
Archie's Pokémon Team