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Colress is a boss of Team Plasma, debuting in Black 2 and White 2. He researches Pokémon strength and is experimenting on something to do with the dormant abilities of Pokémon.

Appearance

Colress is a man with blonde hair and wears a blue cowlick around his head. He has yellow eyes and wears glasses.

Black 2 and White 2

He wears a long white lab coat, a pair of white gloves and a black uniform with blue outlines. He also wears black shoes.

Sun and Moon

He wears a gray lab trench coat with tech panels and technologically advanced gloves, as well as black pants and black boots with gray accents.

Personality

Colress is a scientist who aims to unlock the full potential of Pokémon, regardless of the cost. For this reason, he chooses to side with Team Plasma and assist them with their plans as long as his research remains unimpeded. Despite his allegiances, Colress openly disagrees with Plasma's ideologies and greatly dislikes Ghetsis, though his opinions on the other Sages is unknown. Throughout the games, Colress is depicted as genuinely helpful and friendly, regarding the player character as a worthy opponent and acquaintance. He is excitable and passionate about his research and battling, and will repeatedly ask the player character for rematches if visited during the postgame. Despite this, he is said to be mysterious and difficult to read.

Etymology

His name comes from "colorless".

His Japanese name is derived from "achromatic".

Biography

Black 2 and White 2

Colress is first encountered in the Castelia Sewers after defeating two Team Plasma grunts. He is met again on the northern part of the city. He explains to the player character 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 character proceed by moving a group of Crustle that were blocking the path. He then challenges the player character 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 character encounters him again on Route 22. He talks to the player character mostly about Team Plasma and gives the player character the Colress Machine.

After the player character fights their way through the Plasma Frigate, Colress is encountered again in his chamber on the ship. Much to the player character'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 character to another battle. When he is defeated, he applauds the player character's determination and allows entrance to Ghetsis's quarters on the ship.

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

Colress remains on the Plasma Frigate even after the player character defeats the Elite Four and the Champion. He can be rebattled once per day, and he will give the player character 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 and 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.

Sun and Moon

Colress visits the Alola region. Commenting how great it looks, Colress gives the player character a TM containing Flame Charge and after the player character becomes the champion, he'll meet them on Route 8 and gives the Genesect Drives. He can also be fought in the Battle Tree.

Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Like Sun and Moon, Colress also stays in the Alola region, though his role is expanded. The player character can first encounter him in Tide Song Hotel, though he is seen to be engrossed in talking to himself and therefore doesn't notice the player character. He is revealed to be an acquaintance of the Ultra Recon Squad that they have reached out to ask for help. He has invented the N-Solarizer and the N-Lunarizer based on his experience with Kyurem which is a fusion Pokemon in response to their request. After witnessing Necrozma's capture in the player character's hands on Mount Lanakila, he gives both devices to them.

During the Team Rainbow Rocket incident, Wicke contacts Colress and asks him to enlist the player character and Lillie, who are trying to defeat the bosses of the evil organisation, by transporting the bosses back to their respective universes. He doesn't reveal his presence to Lillie and the player character due to using an invisibility device, and only reveals himself to help the player character save Lillie when Ghetsis holds Lillie hostage. He still opposes Ghetsis' goals and declares his hatred to his former boss although he knows that the Ghetsis in front of him is only a counterpart, before dispatching Ghetsis with a prototype device named "Colress Machine No. 1102", allowing the player character and Lillie to work their way up to rescue Lusamine and defeat Giovanni while he works to figure out a way to untangle the dimensions that are tangled to create the castle of Team Rainbow Rocket and restore the mansion back to normal. He successfully manages to revert and restore the mansion by the time the player character defeats Giovanni.

Other appearances

Sprites

Pokémon

Black 2 and White 2

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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 - - - -


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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 - - -


Sun and Moon

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Ability: Clear Body or Light Metal Ability: Clear Body or Light Metal Ability: Trace or Download Ability: Trace or Download Ability: Magnet Pull or Sturdy Ability: Magnet Pull or Sturdy
Item: Occa Berry Item: Metagrossite Item: Eviolite Item: Eviolite Item: Bright Powder Item: Assault Vest
Earthquake Zen Headbutt Tri Attack Tri Attack Flash Cannon Tri Attack
Bullet Punch Bullet Punch Psychic Shadow Ball Thunder Wave Thunderbolt
Meteor Mash Meteor Mash Ice Beam Ice Beam Magnet Rise Volt Switch
Explosion Brick Break Thunderbolt Thunder Wave Charge Beam Flash Cannon



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Ability: Download or Adaptability Ability: Download or Adaptability Ability: Static or Soundproof Ability: Static or Soundproof Ability: Plus or Minus Ability: Plus or Minus
Item: Expert Belt Item: Normalium Z Item: Air Balloon Item: Damp Rock Item: Steelium Z Item: Leftovers
Signal Beam Tri Attack Protect Rain Dance Giga Impact Protect
Ice Beam Recover Thunderbolt Light Screen Gear Grind Thunderbolt
Psychic Shadow Ball Thief Taunt Volt Switch Toxic
Charge Beam Thunderbolt Mirror Coat Thunder Shift Gear Flash Cannon



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Ability: Poison Touch or Gluttony Ability: Poison Touch or Gluttony Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: Liechi Berry Item: Air Balloon Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Belch Rest - - - -
Stone Edge Acid Spray - - - -
Crunch Snarl - - - -
Shadow Sneak Minimize - - - -



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.
  • Colress is notably more calm and happy in Sun and Moon.

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