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Colress
(アクロマ Akuroma)
Colress
General
Region: Unova
Class: Team Plasma Boss
First Appearance: Pokémon Black and White Versions 2
Voice actor: Junichi Suwabe (Japanese anime trailer)
Eli James (Main Anime)

Colress (Japanese: アクロマ Akuroma) is a boss of Team Neo Plasma, debuting in Pokémon Black and White Versions 2. He researches Pokémon strength and is experimenting on something to do with the dormant abilities of Pokémon. He is said to be mysterious and difficult to read.

Biography

Games

Black 2 & White 2

Colress is first encountered in the Castelia Sewers after defeating two Team Neo Plasma grunts. He is met again on the northern part of the city. He explains to the player that he disagrees with the old Team Plasma's ambitions to liberate Pokémon from the grasps of humans. He is instantly encountered again on Route 4. He helps the player proceed by moving a group of Crustle that were blocking the path. He then challenges the player to a battle for the first time. 

Colress is again seen in the Pokémon World Tournament in Driftveil City. He is the final opponent.

Later on the player encounters him again on Route 22. He talks to the player mostly about Team Neo Plasma and gives the player the Colress Machine

After the player fights his/her way through the Plasma Frigate, Colress is encountered again in his chamber on the ship. Much to the player's disbelief, Colress reveals that he sided with Team Neo Plasma to help with his research on bringing forth the full power of Pokémon. He then challenges the player to another battle. When he is defeated, he applauds the player's determination and allows entrance to Ghetsis's quarters on the ship.

When the player enters Ghetsis's chamber, he reveals that Colress is the boss of Team Neo Plasma. He rants about his defeat.

Colress remains on the Plasma Frigate even after the player defeats the Elite Four and the Champion. He can be rebattled once per day, and he will give the player a Master Ball after the first rematch. After he is rebattled the first time, he can be found on the helm of the frigate.

X & Y

Years prior, Colress had been seen in Kalos, after a Backpacker from Route 10 speaks of him asking about the rock pillars on the route.

Anime

Colress debuted in Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!, conducting experiments with wild Pokémon in an attempt to bring out their true strength. From his base in an abandoned observatory outside of Floccesy Town, he used a large machine to generate EM waves that resonated with small devices on the wild Pokémon's foreheads, increasing their aggression and attack power while also rendering them subservient to Team Plasma's commands. Unfortunately for the villains, the mind-control device's EM waves also leaked into the surrounding wilderness, driving the local Pokémon to attack Floccesy Town and revealing their presence in the area. When Ash, his friends, and Looker arrived in the observatory, Colress released his mind-controlled Pokémon on them to test their strength. Impressed by their Pokémon's ability to match his brainwashed Pokémon, he planted one of his controlling devices on Pikachu, forcing him to fight his master. However, Ash's encouragement allowed Pikachu to fight against the EM waves, eventually causing the device to break and freeing Pikachu, much to Colress' amazement. Before he could gather further data, Team Rocket showed up, using one of their miniature robots to steal Colress's research data from his computer before quickly reciting their motto and making an escape with their balloon. With the mind-controlled Pokémon freed, Colress and the Team Plasma Grunts he had with him retreated, destroying the observatory with a self-destruct mechanism to get rid of all possible evidence.

Colress appeared again in Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!, where it was revealed that he had upgraded his Pokémon-controlling machine with his remaining research data. Instead of emitting radio waves to activate separate receivers on its targets, the machine now fired a narrow energy beam which instantly brought any Pokémon it hit under Team Plasma's control. Using this machine, Colress took control of a Haxorus, which he sent rampaging in a city. When Ash and his friends arrived and sent their Pokémon to stop Haxorus, Colress used his machine to take control of Iris' Dragonite, giving the heroes a lot more trouble to deal with. Suddenly Team Rocket appeared, attempting to steal Colress's machine. A battle between Jessie and James's Woobat and Amoonguss and Aldith's Liepard then took place, during which one of Liepard's Shadow Balls accidentally hit the machine, breaking it and freeing Haxorus and Dragonite from his control. Realizing that they were at a disadvantage, Colress and the Plasma Grunts retreated.

Colress appeared briefly in Secrets From Out of the Fog! with Aldith, discussing Team Plasma's plans with Ghetsis on a videophone call.

Colress appeared again in Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!. Team Rocket invaded his newest laboratory and drew his security - consisting of Aldith, Barret and some other Plasma Grunts - into a trap in the woods. Once Colress was alone, Meowth approached him and attempted to convince him to join Team Rocket. Colress refused, but offered to allow Meowth to participate in an experiment to increase his strength. Meowth agreed, having undergone training to resist the mind control device. However, Colress still managed to take control of Meowth, and ordered him to attack Jessie and James. Using Frillish and Amoonguss, they managed to snap him out of it before escaping. Later, Colress was seen with his Grunts reporting to Ghetsis, who revealed information about the Light Stone to them.

In Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!, Colress appeared with the rest of Team Plasma to commence their operation at the White Ruins. While Aldith, Barret and many other Grunts ambushed the workers at the site, Colress used his perfected machine to seize control of the workers' Pokémon and turn them on their Trainers. In Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!, he also took control of Pikachu again, forcing N to surrender the Light Stone to Team Plasma in exchange for Ash's safety. He appeared again in What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!, aiding Ghetsis in taking control of the awakened Reshiram. When Ash and Pikachu tried to stop him, he used his machine on Pikachu yet again. However, this time Pikachu was able to fight against its control, and - together with Reshiram - destroyed Colress's machine once and for all, thus freeing the controlled Pokémon. Later Colress and the other Team Plasma members were arrested by Looker, thus bringing the team down. As Officer Jenny took Team Plasma into custody, Colress mentioned his next project will be a device that allows Pokémon to communicate with people.

Sprites

B2W2 Battle Sprite


VS Sprite
ColressB2W2


VSColress


Pokémon

In the games

First Battle (Unova Route 4)

Magnemite BW
Magnemite
 Type Electric Type Steel 
Klink BW
Klink
 Type Steel 
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Lv. 21 - Lv. 23 - Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Sturdy Ability: - Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Sonic Boom Charge - - - -
Thunder Wave Thundershock - - - -
Magnet Bomb Gear Grind - - - -
Spark Bind - - - -

Second Battle (PWT)

Magneton BW
Magneton
 Type Electric Type Steel 
Elgyem BW
Elgyem
 Type Psychic 
Klink BW
Klink
 Type Steel 
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Lv. 25 - Lv. 25 - Lv. 25 - Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Sturdy Ability: Synchronize Ability: Plus Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Thunder Shock] Psybeam Gear Grind - - -
Thunder Wave Heal Block Thunder Shock - - -
Mirror Shot Headbutt Bind - - -
Supersonic Growl Charge - - -


Third Battle (Plasma Frigate)

Magneton BW
Magneton
 Type Electric Type Steel 
Magnezone BW
Magnezone
 Type Electric Type Steel 
Metang BW
Metang
 Type Steel Type Psychic 
Beheeyem BW
Beheeyem
 Type Psychic 
Klinklang BW
Klinklang
 Type Steel 
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Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 Lv. 52 - Lv. ? -
Ability: Sturdy Ability: Sturdy Ability: Clear Body Ability: Synchronize Ability: Plus Ability: Unknown
Item: Eviolite Item: - Item: - Item: - Item: Air Balloon Item: ?
Volt Switch Discharge Meteor Mash Psychic Gear Grind -
Flash Cannon Flash Cannon Zen Headbutt Energy Ball Thunderbolt -
Tri Attack Explosion Rock Slide Calm Mind Giga Impact -
Thunder wave Thunder Wave Agility Recover Gear Shift -


Final (Repeatable) Battle (Plasma Frigate)

Magneton BW
Magneton
 Type Electric Type Steel 
Magnezone BW
Magnezone
 Type Electric Type Steel 
Metagross BW
Metagross
 Type Steel Type Psychic 
Beheeyem BW
Beheeyem
 Type Psychic 
479-w
Rotom
 Type Electric Type Water 
Klinklang BW
Klinklang
 Type Steel 
Lv. 72 - Lv. 72 - Lv. 72 - Lv. 72 Lv. 72 - Lv. 74 -
Ability: Sturdy Ability: Sturdy Ability: Clear Body Ability: - Ability: Levitate Ability: -
Item: Eviolite Item: Wise Glasses Item: Muscle Band Item: Leftovers Item: Life Orb Item: Air Baloon
Volt Switch Thunderbolt Meteor Mash Psychic Discharge Gear Grind
Flash Cannon Flash Cannon Zen Headbutt Energy Ball Hydro Pump Wild Charge
Tri Attack Hyper Beam Rock Slide Calm Mind Will-O-Wisp Giga Impact
Thunder Wave Thunder Wave Agility Recover Substitute Shift Gear


Anime

Unofficial

Pokémon Information
Colress Galvantula
Galvantula was one of the Pokémon Colress used to test the original version of his mind-control device. It appeared to be one of Colress' favorites, as he called it his "star test subject", but passed out when Colress attempted to increase the intensity of the EM waves. After it recovered, it was forced to fight against Ash's Pikachu and Iris' Axew. It was eventually released from Colress's control when Team Rocket stole his data and deactivated the machine. Galvantula's known moves are Thunderbolt and Electro Ball.
Galvantula
Pokémon Information
Colress Beartic
Beartic was one of Colress' test subjects in the Floccesy Town observatory. It was also forced to fight against Ash's Pikachu and Iris's Axew. It was eventually released from Colress's control when Team Rocket stole his computer's data. Beartic's only known move is Ice Beam.
Beartic
Pokémon Information
Colress Scolipede
Colress used his mind-control machine to take control of a Scolipede on two separate occasions. The first Scolipede was one of the Pokémon Colress used in his initial research, being subjected to EM waves within the old Floccesy Town observatory. It was forced to fight against Ash's Pikachu, and was eventually released from Colress' control when Team Rocket stole his data. In Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!, Colress tested out the upgraded version of his mind-control machine on another Scolipede. After the Scolipede fired off an attack, Colress turned his machine off, reverting the Scolipede back to its normal state. The first Scolipede's only known move is Poison Tail. The second Scolipede's only known move is SolarBeam.
Scolipede (2x)
Pokémon Information
Colress Mienshao
Mienshao was another of the Pokémon Colress used in his initial research. It was forced to fight against Iris's Axew, and was eventually released from Colress' control when Team Rocket stole his data. Mienshao's known moves are Low Sweep and Hi Jump Kick.
Mienshao
Pokémon Information
Colress Pikachu
During the battle against the controlled Pokémon in the abandoned observatory, Colress was impressed by Ash's Pikachu's strength. Deciding to use the Electric Mouse for his tests, he attached a receiver to Pikachu and turned his EM wave generator to maximum output. Although Pikachu was forced to attack his Trainer, Ash was able to encourage him to fight against the machine. After a struggle, he managed to destroy the receiver on his head, freeing himself from Colress's control. In Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!, Colress used his perfected mind-control device to take control of Pikachu again. This time, Ash's pleas did not get through to him, and Colress forced the Mouse Pokémon to viciously attack his Trainer. Colress ultimately freed him from control once N traded the Light Stone for Ash's safety. In What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!, during the final battle against Team Plasma, Colress took control of Pikachu for the third time. This time, however, Pikachu was able to fight against the force that controlled him, even disobeying his orders and attacking Reshiram which was also under Colress's control. Even though Colress fired his device on Pikachu again, he was able to keep fighting, and, together with the similarly-rebelling Reshiram, destroyed the control machine, freeing the controlled Pokémon once and for all.
Pikachu
Pokémon Information
Colress Haxorus
Colress took control of a Haxorus belonging to a Trainer called Rhoder with his upgraded mind-controlling machine, sending it on a rampage. When the machine was broken, it was freed from Colress' control, ending its rampage and allowing Rhoder to return it to its Poké Ball.
Haxorus
Pokémon Information
Colress Dragonite
When Ash and his friends attempted to stop Haxorus, Colress used his machine to take control of Iris' Dragonite, sending him on a rampage just like Haxorus. When the machine was broken, he was freed from Colress' control, ending his rampage and allowing Iris to return him to his Poké Ball.
Dragonite
Pokémon Information
Colress Meowth
When Team Rocket teamed up with Colress to use his machine to amplify Meowth's power, he double-crossed them and had Meowth attack them. Frillish and Amoonguss were used to calm Meowth long enough for Jessie and James to snap him out of Colress' control.
Meowth
Pokémon Information
Colress Golurk
At the White Ruins, Colress seized control of several Golurk from Cedric Juniper's assistants using his perfected machine so they could be used to aid Team Plasma's mission. They were freed from Colress' control when Pikachu and Reshiram rebelled against him and destroyed the control machine. Golurk's known moves are Charge Beam, Telekinesis, and Shadow Ball.
Golurk (multiple)
Pokémon Information
Colress Timburr Conkeldurr
At the White Ruins, Colress seized control of several Timburr and Conkeldurr from Cedric Juniper's assistants using his perfected machine so they could be used to aid Team Plasma's mission. They were freed from Colress' control when Pikachu and Reshiram rebelled against him and destroyed the control machine. None of Timburr and Conkeldurr's moves are known.
Timburr and Conkeldurr (multiple)
Pokémon Information
Colress Gardevoir Gothitelle
Colress took control of Gothitelle when Anthea and Concordia arrived to fight Ghetsis and Team Plasma. It was freed from Colress' control when Pikachu and Reshiram rebelled against him and destroyed the control machine.
Gothitelle
Pokémon Information
Colress Gardevoir Gothitelle
Colress took control of Gardevoir when Anthea and Concordia arrived to fight Ghetsis and Team Plasma. It was freed from Colress' control when Pikachu and Reshiram rebelled against him and destroyed the control machine.
Gardevoir
Pokémon Information
Colress Reshiram
Once Ghetsis had managed to awaken Reshiram, Colress used his machine to take control of it. However, thanks to Ash, N, and Pikachu, Reshiram started to fight against its controller, and, together with Pikachu, destroyed the control machine, freeing the controlled Pokémon once and for all. Afterwards, Reshiram bid farewell with N and flew away. Reshiram's known moves are Fusion Flare and Blue Flare.
Reshiram

Trivia

  • Colress always appears as the final opponent in the first Driftveil Tournament visit, as the opponents fought are scripted to win, with Hugh being the first trainer, and Cheren being the second.
  • Colress lacks a VS sprite the first two times he is fought. When he is fought as the Boss of Team Neo Plasma, he uses the template that N and Ghetsis use when they are battled, and his VS sprite is there. When he is rebattled in the Post-Game, he uses the template used by Hugh.

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