|“||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: 9-A | At least 7-A | At least 7-A
Gender: Male. | Varies for his Pokémon.
Classification: Pokémon Trainer, Mystery Man, Cipher Admin
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Martial Arts | Superhuman Physical Characteristics [All], Flight, Shadow Manipulation [Shadow Swellow], Genius Intelligence, Creation, Mind Manipulation, Fire Manipulation, Ice Manipulation, Electricity Manipulation, Telekinesis, Telepathy [Alakazam], Water Manipulation, Ice Manipulation, Draconic Energy Projection [Kingdra], Martial Arts, Rock Manipulation [Heracross], Shadow Manipulation [Shadow Electabuzz], Shadow Manipulation [Shadow Snorlax] | Plant Manipulation, Electricity Manipulation, Darkness Manipulation [Sceptile], Breath Attack, Fire Manipulation, Darkness Manipulation, Martial Arts [Charizard], Poison Manipulation, Energy Manipulation, Martial Arts, Confusion Inducement [Gengar], Rock Manipulation, Air Manipulation, Metal Manipulation [Aerodactyl], Earth Manipulation, Metal Manipulation [Tauros], Electricity Manipulation, Ice Manipulation, Telekinesis, Water Manipulation [Starmie]
Attack Potency: Small Building level (As a trained bodyguard meant to protect Greevil, he should be comparable to Lt. Surge) | At least Mountain level+ (Commands a team of fully evolved Pokémon) | At least Mountain level+ (Vastly stronger than before)
Speed: Peak Human with Relativistic+ reactions (Comparable to Trainers as Yellow or Cynthia who can dodge and react to attacks from fully evolved Pokémon) | Relativistic+ (Faster than Gorigan and close to Eldes) | Relativistic+ (Comparable to Eldes)
Lifting Strength: At least Athletic Human | Superhuman to Class 100 | Class 25 to Class 100
Striking Strength: Small Building Class | At least Mountain Class+ | At least Mountain Class+
Durability: Small Building level | At least Mountain level+ | At least Mountain level+
Stamina: High. | Very high for his Pokémon.
Range: Standard melee range. | Standard melee range, tens of kilometers on the Pokémon and Move. | Standard melee range, tens of kilometers on the Pokémon and Move.
Standard Equipment: Poké Balls with Shadow Swellow, Alakazam, Kingdra, Heracross, Shadow Electabuzz and Shadow Snorlax with Leftovers. | Sceptile, Charizard, Gengar, Aerodactyl, Tauros and Starmie with "hold items".
Intelligence: Gifted (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: Normal human weaknesses | Varies depending on the Pokémon.
Notable Attacks/Techniques: For a list of all of his Pokémon, see here.
Key: By Himself | Pokémon Team (Citadark Isle) | Pokémon Team (Orre Colosseum)
Note: All the Shadow Pokémon are considered to be stronger than their normal forms.