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Villain Overview
You're looking for Team Plasma, right? They ran into the amusement park. Come with me. They're not here. Let's ride the Ferris Wheel and see if we can spot them. I love Ferris Wheels. The circular motion... the mechanics... they're like collections of elegant formulas.
~ N
It's over! Never again will Pokémon be made to suffer or be held captive by humans. It's all thanks to my friend, Zekrom/Reshiram! You may have the title of Champion... But you can't stop me with just a title. Your soft heart has left you weak. Years ago, you lost your Pokémon, your partner, to sickness. In order to forget the pain in your heart, you wandered Unova... Who knows how long it's been since you've had to fight with your full strength? I actually kind of like that about you, though. As a Trainer who far outmatches the Champion, I shall issue an order across Unova: Trainers of the world, free your Pokémon!
~ N to Alder.

Natural Harmonia Gropius, better known as N, is the secondary antagonist in the video games Pokémon Black and Pokémon White. He is the former King of Team Plasma. He also appears in Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2 as one of the supporting protagonists.

In Japanese, he was voiced by Yuichi Nakamura in the anime, Hiroshi Kamiya in Pokémon Animation Special, and Akira Ishida in Pokémon Generations. In English, he was voiced by Nicholas DiMichele in the anime, Tom Wayland in Pokémon Animation Special, and Grant George in Pokémon Generations.

Appearance

N is a young man with long light green hair. He's about 1.80 m tall (5'11"), with an average weight. His clothing consists of a black cap with a white highlight, a white long sleeve shirt with a black undershirt, tan pants, and green shoes. N also has a gold and black cube-shaped puzzle connected by a loop to his clothing.

Biography

Past

Young N

N as child.

According to his backstory, His adoptive father, Ghetsis forced N to care of abused Pokémon, which made him believe that humans were lowly creatures who harmed Pokemon. Once N was old enough, Ghetsis crowned N as the king of Team Plasma. Ghetsis then assisted N in spreading the word about Team Plasma and their plans.

Pokémon Black/Pokémon White

Hilbert/Hilda meets N at Accumula Town, after watching Ghetsis announce Team Plasma's plans. He challenges the player to a Pokémon battle using his Purrloin. After being defeated, N wanders off, but expresses interest in the Pokemon's bond with Hilbert/Hilda.

Hilbert/Hilda encounters N multiple times, mostly when Team Plasma is around, and he will challenge the player to a battle. When the player spots N at Nimbasa City, N invites Hilbert/Hilda to ride the ferries wheel with him. N then reveals to him/her that he's both the leader and king of Team Plasma, and that he simply invited the player on the Ferris wheel to give Team Plasma members time to escape. He battles Hilbert/Hilda, then after losing, flees.

He is next spotted at Dragonspiral Tower, where he is summoning Reshiram/Zekrom with the White/Black Orb. He flies away from the tower with the legendary Pokémon. Hilbert/Hilda finds the opposite orb needed to summon Zekrom/Reshiram at a museum.

After Hilbert/Hilda defeats the Elite Four, they go into the Champion Room, where they find Alder defeated by N. N says to Alder that he can keep his "pitiful title" as Champion, and raises a colossal castle from the ground. He climbs up a staircase to the castle, and Hilbert/Hilda follows.

After getting through the castle, they enter a throne room where N sits at the very end. He walks up to Hilbert/Hilda, and summons Reshiram/Zekrom. Believing the player cannot win without Zekrom/Reshiram, he prepares to attack, when suddenly, the orb Hilbert/Hilda found turns into Zekrom/Reshiram. They then fight N alongside the legendary Pokémon, and utterly defeat him. After reminiscing over their victory, he comes to the conclusion that people and Pokemon can come together, and that they fight to learn about each other. Just as he is about to give up the attack on Unova, Ghetsis walks into the room, and reveals his manipulation of N. Ghetsis calls N weak and pathetic before disowning him. He then challenges Hilbert/Hilda to a battle, but loses, and is arrested. N thanks the player, and flies away on Reshiram/Zekrom through the hole that it created when it came into the room. N, as well as the player, disappear from Unova, with no one knowing where they have gone.

N is a very honorable villain after you beat/capture Zekrom/Reshiram, he heals all of your Pokemon before the battle between you and N begin, and even ask you if you want to hold onto the legendary dragon or place it in the PC.

Pokémon Black 2/Pokémon White 2

N returns in the video games Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2, the sequels to the original Pokémon Black and Pokémon White. He's still the leader of the old Team Plasma, and is one of the supporting protagonists in the game, helping the player defeat Ghetsis and save Kyurem.

Anime

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Pokémon Adventures

In contrast to his good intentions in the game, N is considerably meaner in Pokemon Adventures.

N makes his first appearance standing near an Xtransceiver commercial shooting after Black manages to save it from being attacked by a wild Galvantula. He sheds tears over the fact that Pokémon are being used for purposes such as acting.

He later appears in Accumula Town where he confronts and battles Black. He expresses his disgust with the Pokédex to Black and claims that Trainers lock up his "friends" in Poké Balls just so that it can fill the Pokédex, making them nothing more than a source of information to fill the Pokédex with information. Eventually, Black's Tep manages to defeat his Tympole, and N decides to take his leave after learning that there are Pokémon that enjoy the company of Trainers. After leaving, Black reveals that N isn't really a bad person after his Musha ate his dream and revealed it to him.

Later, at Nimbasa City, N knocks White into one of the Ferris wheel cars and climbs into it. After a brief talk, N forces White's Gigi to fight his Servine. After Gigi wins, N concludes that White had been neglecting Gigi's battle skills. When White tries to escape, she is shocked to see Gigi side with N instead of her and falls hard to ground below. As the two watch from the Rondez-View Ferris wheel, N sends his Servine to White's aid.

Later, N and Gigi arrive at the Dragonspiral Tower. As he stares at the building, N muses over the location where Truth and Ideals meet while Gigi watches him. Later, he successfully awakens Zekrom, but initially has trouble connecting with it and convincing it to join his side. After recruiting Zekrom, he is challenged to a battle by Alder to a two-on-two battle.

Soon after, Black, White, and Iris come to scene after hearing the commotion, where they witness N defeating Alder with Gigi and Zorua. Reacting to N's Zekrom, the Light Stone in Black's possession turns into Reshiram, but quickly reverts, signifying that Black doesn't have full control over it. Having defeated the Pokémon League Champion, N believes that more people will listen Team Plasma's ideal. Before he can leave, N is attacked by a Samurott owned by Cedric Juniper who demands to know where the captured Gym Leaders are.

Together, Black, White, and Cedric defeat Gigi and Zorua. There, it is revealed that N had liberated the set of starter Pokémon that Cedric was going to give to new Trainers a year before, leaving Snivy with N, Tepig in an unknown location, and Oshawott to stay with Cedric. N accuses Professor Juniper as the cause of the suffering of Pokémon with her distributing of starters, but is stopped by Black's Pokémon. Before they can do anything, N manages to use his abilities to get them to back off, confusing Black into needing Musha to clear his head so that he can figure out a plan.

Unfortunately, N reveals that Musha doesn't like the taste of Black's dreams anymore, so he leaves Black, causing him to faint from the shock of losing his partner. N leaves on Zekrom, where he reveals that Zekrom wants to battle Black again, this time with Reshiram fully awakened.

Pocket Monsters BW

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Trivia

  • N is currently one of three antagonists that manage to capture a Legendary Pokémon and use it during a Pokemon Battle, including Greevil using Shadow Lugia against the main hero in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness.  The last is N's adopted father, Ghetsis, who attempts to kill the player by using Kyurem in Pokémon Black 2/Pokémon White 2.
  • N, along with Lusamine, are currently the only antagonists that actually befriended the video game's main protagonist.
  • N is also the only Pokemon trainer to use different Pokémon instead of using stronger or the evolved form of the Pokemon he previously used, with the exception for his Klink, it fully evolves into a Klinklang.
  • N in the anime series appeared to have some sort of supporting character role in the series, rather than being its main villain since he is seen joining Ash's group and also he never owns any Pokémon but instead befriends some wild Pokémon he helps rescue from Team Plasma who are seen as his former minions. It is even notable that he doesn't own any Pokémon in the series & the ones he "owned" are actually befriended.
  • Unlike how a Pokémon Ranger uses a Capture Styler to make a temporary bond with a wild Pokémon to get its help, N has the ability to connect his heart with theirs in order to do that.
  • N's Trainer ID number is 00002.

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