Villain Groups are led by the main antagonist of a following game other than your rival and going after a Legendary Pokémon.
List of Villain Groups and their Leaders
- Team Rocket (Leader: Giovanni) － Their goal is world domination. they operate on the continent composed of Kanto and Johto, and they have a base in Sevii Islands. The legendary Pokémon they created is Mewtwo.
- Team Aqua (Leader: Archie) － Their goal is to cover the earth with water to create more life. They operate in Hoenn. The legendary Pokémon they are after is Kyogre.
- Team Magma (Leader: Maxie) － Their goal is to expand the continents to create more land for life to dwell on. They operate in Hoenn. The legendary Pokémon they are after is Groudon.
- Cipher (Leader: Evice/Greevil) － Cipher steals Pokémon and unnaturally shuts their hearts. They operate in Orre. If you consider Tyranitar a semi-legendary, it was their "ultimate Pokémon" in Pokémon Colosseum. In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, they had a Shadow Lugia that supposedly couldn't be purified.
- Team Snagem (Leader: Gonzap) － Snagem wants to steal every Pokémon in the world. They operate in Orre. They have no legendary Pokémon in particular.
- Team Galactic (Leader: Cyrus) － The goal of the leaders is to re-create the universe in Cyrus's image. They operate in Sinnoh. The legendary Pokémon they are after are Mesprit, Uxie, and Azelf, Palkia, Dialga, and Giratina.
- Team Plasma (Leader: N) － Their goal is to stop people from "enslaving" Pokémon, and incorporate Pokémon justice in the world, though this is merely a cover for Ghetsis so that he can become the only owner of Pokémon in the world. They operate in the Unova region.
- Team Flare (Leader: Lysandre)
- Team Skull (Leader: Guzma)
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