It's been a while, boy. Do you remember me? Do you recall this? I helped you in Gateon Port. …There's no need for thanks. I was merely punishing a fool that used a Shadow Pokémon in public. At the time, we didn't want the world to know what we, Cipher, were planning. Back then, I thought you were just an ordinary child…
~ Ardos to Michael


Ardos (Japanese: アルドス Ardos) is one of the five Cipher Admins from Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. Ardos is one of Grand Master Greevil's two bodyguards, and is revealed at the end of the game to also be one of Greevil's sons (the other bodyguard/son being his twin brother Eldes).

Powers and Stats

Tier: 7-A | At least 7-A, likely higher

Name: Ardos

Origin: Pokémon

Gender: Male

Age: Unknown

Classification: Human, Mystery Man, Cipher Admin, Pokémon Trainer

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics [All], Flight, Shadow Manipulation [Shadow Swellow], Fire Manipulation, Ice Manipulation, Lightning Manipulation, Telekinesis, Telepathy [Alakazam], Water Manipulation, Ice Manipulation, Draconic Energy Projection [Kingdra], Insect Manipulation, Martial Arts, Rock Manipulation [Heracross], Shadow Manipulation [Shadow Electabuzz], Shadow Manipulation [Shadow Snorlax] | Plant Manipulation, Lightning Manipulation, Darkness Manipulation [Sceptile], Fire Manipulation, Darkness Manipulation, Martial Arts [Charizard], Poison Manipulation, Energy Manipulation, Martial Arts, Confusion [Gengar], Rock Manipulation, Air Manipulation, Metal Manipulation [Aerodactyl], Earth Manipulation, Metal Manipulation [Tauros], Lightning Manipulation, Ice Manipulation, Telekinesis, Water Manipulation [Starmie]

Attack Potency: Mountain level (Slighty weaker than his brother Eldes) | At least Mountain level, likely higher (Vastly stronger than Lobel Tyranitar and Jedo Raikou)

Speed: High Hypersonic, possibly High Hypersonic+ (Faster than Gorigan and close to Eldes) | Massively Hypersonic (Comparable to Eldes, who commands Latios and Latias)

Lifting Strength: Unknown, Varies

Striking Strength: Mountain Class | At least Mountain Class, likely higher

Durability: Mountain level | At least Mountain level, likely higher

Stamina: High

Range: Varies on the Pokémon and Move.

Standard Equipment: Pokéballs with Shadow Swellow, Alakazam, Kingdra, Heracross, Shadow Electabuzz and Shadow Snorlax with Leftovers. | Sceptile, Charizard, Gengar, Aerodactyl, Tauros and Starmie with hold items.

Intelligence: High (As a Cipher Admin, he has a high knowledge in Pokémon battling and uses Pokémon with high speed and strong moves in order to quickly overpower his opponents)

Weaknesses: Varies depending on the Pokémon.

Notable Attacks/Techniques: Each picture of the gallery is linked to the respective learnset of the Pokémon.

Key: Citadark Isle | Orre Colosseum

Note: All the Shadow Pokémon are considered to be stronger than their normal forms.

Pokémon Teams

Citadark Isle

Orre Colosseum


Notable Victories:

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Inconclusive Matches: