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The creation of Shadow Pokémon that permanently resist purification. That was the first step. Next, I plan to create an army of Shadow Pokémon that work independently on my orders alone. When this second step is done, I will take over the world without having to rely on bothersome people.
~ Greevil to Michael


Greevil (Japanese: デスゴルド, Deathgold) is the leader of the criminal group Cipher. He is the only character in the game to have the Trainer class Grand Master (Japanese: シャドー総帥, Shadow Leader).

Powers and Stats

Tier: At least 7-A | At least High 7-A | 6-B

Name: Greevil, Mr. Verich

Origin: Pokémon

Gender: Male

Age: Unknown

Classification: Human, Grand Master, Pokémon Trainer

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics [All], Shadow Manipulation [Rhydon], Shadow Manipulation [Exeggutor] Shadow Manipulation [Tauros]/Lightning Manipulation, Darkness Manipulation, Metal Manipulation [Menectric], Air Manipulation, Metal Manipulation, Earth Manipulation, Flight [Swellow], Telekinesis, Lightning Manipulation, Ice Manipulation [Starmie], Earth Manipulation, Energy Manipulation, Martial Arts [Granbull], Draconic Energy Projection, Earth Manipulation, Air Manipulation, Metal Manipulation, Flight [Altaria], Earth Manipulation, Rock Manipulation, Air Manipulation, Flight [Aerodactyl] | Shadow Fire Manipulation, Flight [Moltres] Shadow Ice Manipulation, Flight [Articuno], Shadow Lightning Manipulation, Flight [Zapdos] | Shadow Air Manipulation, Telekinesis, Flight [Shadow Lugia]

Attack Potency: At least Mountain level (More powerful than Ardos and Eldes) | At least Small Island level | Country level

Speed: High Hypersonic+ (Faster than Eldes) | Massively Hypersonic | At least Massively Hypersonic

Lifting Strength: Unknown, Varies | Unknown | At least Class K with telekinesis

Striking Strength: At least Mountain Class | At least Small Island Class | Country Class

Durability: At least Mountain level | At least Small island level | Country level

Stamina: High | High | Extremely high

Range: Varies on the Pokémon and Move | Standard melee range. Hundreds of kilometers with large-scale attacks | Extended melee range. Thousands of kilometers with projectiles and abilities.

Standard Equipment: Pokéballs with Shadow Rhydon, Exeggutor and Tauros/Menectric, Swellow, Starmie, Granbull, Altaria and Aerodactyl | Shadow Moltres, Articuno and Zapdos | Shadow Lugia

Intelligence: High (Is a skilled pokémon trainer, which resurrected and led Cipher with its army of Shadow Pokémon)

Weaknesses: Varies depending on the Pokémon.

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

Key: Base/Snagged Team | With Shadow Moltres, Articuno and Zapdos | With Shadow Lugia

Note 1: All the Shadow Pokémon are considered to be stronger than their normal forms.

Note 2: Moltres, Zapdos and Articuno being individually 1/3 of the power of Lugia is not considered in the game continuity.

Pokémon Teams

Citadark Isle

After others are snagged


Notable Victories:

Notable Losses:

Inconclusive Matches:

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