Archer is the head of Team Rocket and one of the executives when Giovanni is gone in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. In the games, he appears in the Goldenrod Radio Tower as an opponent. Once defeated, Archer disbands Team Rocket for good as he believes that Giovanni has left them for good. When he leaves, the Director comes up from the elevator and gives the player a Rainbow Wing or a Silver Wing depending on the version of the game.In Gold, Silver and Crystal the same thing happens although Archer, like the other executives, was unidentified and shared the same sprite as the other executives. It is believed by fans that he is one of the Team Rocket admins who operated in the sevii islands in FireRed and LeafGreen although so far it is unofficial. He is the male counterpart of Ariana.