Nyx

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Nyx
Nyx.png
Forgotten One Nyx
Gender Female
Hometown Unknown
Trainer class Forgotten One

Nyx is the leader of an unnamed organization of individuals originating from the Distortion Realm which aim to return Giratina to what they believe is its rightful place as the ruler of the universe. She is the true antagonist of Pokémon Insurgence, pulling the strings behind most of the activities of the cults unnoticed.

In the game

Nyx's involvement in the story extends far beyond Adam's original journey to stop the actions of the cults. Originally calling the Distortion Realm home, Nyx and her followers believe that the universe which the player calls home, the "matter universe", was originally meant to be the "antimatter universe". Instead, Nyx and her group were forced to dwell within the antimatter universe due to Giratina losing to Arceus in a battle over the right to rule over the two universes, causing Giratina to be dethroned and sealed away within the Distortion Realm. Living within the Distortion Realm led to the corruption of the appearances of Nyx and everyone else dwelling within the Distortion Realm, which ultimately forced Nyx to act to save her own universe at the price of destroying the matter universe. With this in mind, Nyx would eventually make it her goal to take back the Crystal from Arceus's control and return it to Giratina.

Nyx's first involvement in the player's story is traced back to the creation of the Infernal Cult, where she used her own abilities to push Zenith towards creating the cult and ultimately causing enough strife and discord in the Torren region to force the The Timeless to act. The Infernal Cult's actions would eventually inspire the creation of other cults and the actions carried out by all of them would cause Adam to take it upon himself to stand against the cults and their plots. Adam's strength alone was insufficient, leading to him seeking out assistance from The Timeless. By majority vote, The Timeless agreed to allow Adam to borrow the power of the Crystal, allowing Nyx's plans to proceed forward smoothly.

However, Nyx's plans first started to go awry once Jaern became involved and managed to deceive Adam before she was able to influence Zenith to claim the Crystal first. As a result, the Crystal fell into Jaern's hands and Nyx had to develop a new plan to take the Crystal from Jaern. To further complicate matters, Jaern managed to lose possession of the Crystal during the events at the Jade Tower, creating two new targets for Nyx to target in order to regain the Crystal, now in pieces. To prepare herself to take the Crystal Pieces away from Zenith after he had hopefully obtained them from the other cults, Nyx enlisted the assistance of an amateur street magician disguising himself as an Ancient Oracle to feed Zenith false prophecies and lower his guard upon hearing "foretold" good news.

It is unknown how much direct influence Nyx had in the downfall of Audrey and the Abyssal Cult, however her group's first concrete appearance in the story would be after Kyogre broke free from Audrey's control, where Nyx's underling would muse over events transpiring according to Nyx's plans to "return the Earth to the mirror". As such, one Crystal Piece would pass from Audrey's possession into the hands of Malde. The player's involvement in the battle against the cults at this point would lead to Nyx revising her plan to take the Crystal Pieces from the player, who would presumably become strong enough to defeat the cults for her while still being naïve and weak enough for her to defeat the player on her own.

Jaern would later surprise Nyx by approaching her on his own, revealing that he had researched into her enough to know what she had been doing in the Torren region all this time. However, Nyx was unconcerned by this and showed that she could remove Jaern as a threat to her by simply wiping his memories of their encounter and sending him back to his universe. Nyx also revealed that she could not take the Crystal Piece from Jaern without defeating him first, perhaps indicating that the strength of her Pokémon at the time was not sufficient to defeat Jaern. It is also possible that Nyx had left the strongest of her Pokémon to be used by her subordinates as they did her bidding on Earth, leaving her mostly unprepared for Jaern's sudden arrival within her center of command.

Nyx would next reveal the player as her newest pawn during their endeavors against Zenith, where she would purposefully make the player immune to Zenith's "mind optimization" abilities in order to fill Zenith with enough overconfidence that he would lose to the player. After losing to the player, Nyx bid Zenith and the Infernal Cult farewell from her control by having her hired magician reveal Zenith's role as a pawn all this time while also goading the player to continue collecting the Crystal Pieces in the hopes of stopping her. The player played into her plans further by defeating Persephone and Damian within their Dream Realm, allowing them to obtain a second Crystal Piece and effectively neutralize the Cult of Darkrai as a result.

In Amphitrite City, Nyx set the stage by having one of her subordinates battle and defeat Jaern during a live broadcast, freeing the Crystal Piece from his control and ultimately crushing him by exposing him as the leader of the Sky Cult to the entire Torren region. To bring her plans to their climax, Nyx had Nora kidnapped in order to force the player to bring the remaining Crystal Pieces to her domain. Despite the harm and distress that Nyx had brought to the Torren region and its inhabitants, she demonstrated her humanity by admitting her reluctance in involving the player and their universe in her plans to save her own people. After explaining her own origins to the player and giving them a fair chance to fight for the sake of their own universe, Nyx lost to the player on equal terms. In accordance with the promise made to the player upon losing, Nyx and her people were immediately returned to their own dimension, forbidding them from returning ever again. However, Nyx had succeeded in summoning Giratina from its dwelling place, forcing the player to subdue Giratina in its original form as Nyx's final mark upon the player's story.

Pokémon

First battle

On Easy difficulty
Nyx
Forgotten One
Nyx
Throne of the Hegemon
Reward:
Pokémon Dollar8300
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
699.png
Types:
Rock Ice
Ability:
Refrigerate
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Aurorus Lv.81
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Ancient Power
Rock Special
Ice Beam
Ice Special
Light Screen
Psychic Status
286.png
Types:
Grass Fighting
Ability:
Effect Spore
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Breloom Lv.81
Seed Bomb
Grass Physical
Leech Seed
Grass Status
Force Palm
Fighting Physical
Headbutt
Normal Physical
658.png
Types:
Water Dark
Ability:
Torrent
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Greninja Lv.82
Hydro Pump
Water Special
Double Team
Normal Status
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Smokescreen
Normal Status
445.png
Types:
Dragon Ground
Ability:
Sand Veil
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Garchomp Lv.82
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Dragon Rush
Dragon Physical
Crunch
Dark Physical
Fire Fang
Fire Physical
103.png
Types:
Grass Psychic
Ability:
Chlorophyll
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Exeggutor Lv.82
Leaf Storm
Grass Special
Sleep Powder
Grass Status
Extrasensory
Psychic Special
Explosion
Normal Physical
115.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Early Bird
Held item:
Kangaskhanite.png Kangaskhanite
Kangaskhan Lv.83
Sucker Punch
Dark Physical
Dizzy Punch
Normal Physical
Power-Up Punch
Fighting Physical
Fake Out
Normal Physical



On Normal difficulty
Nyx
Forgotten One
Nyx
Throne of the Hegemon
Reward:
Pokémon Dollar8400
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
699.png
Types:
Rock Ice
Ability:
Snow Warning
Held item:
Leftovers.png Leftovers
Aurorus Lv.82
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Earth Power
Ground Special
Blizzard
Ice Special
Hyper Voice
Normal Special
286.png
Types:
Grass Fighting
Ability:
Technician
Held item:
Life Orb.png Life Orb
Breloom Lv.82
Bullet Seed
Grass Physical
Spore
Grass Status
Mach Punch
Fighting Physical
Swords Dance
Normal Status
658.png
Types:
Water Dark
Ability:
Protean
Held item:
Life Orb.png Life Orb
Greninja Lv.83
Scald
Water Special
Ice Beam
Ice Special
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Grass Knot
Grass Special
445.png
Types:
Dragon Ground
Ability:
Sand Veil
Held item:
Rocky Helmet.png Rocky Helmet
Garchomp Lv.83
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Outrage
Dragon Physical
Shadow Claw
Ghost Physical
Fire Blast
Fire Special
103.png
Types:
Grass Psychic
Ability:
Chlorophyll
Held item:
Choice Specs.png Choice Specs
Exeggutor Lv.83
Leaf Storm
Grass Special
Giga Drain
Grass Special
Psyshock
Psychic Special
Hidden Power
Fire Special
115.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Early Bird or Scrappy
Held item:
Kangaskhanite.png Kangaskhanite
Kangaskhan Lv.84
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Return
Normal Physical
Power-Up Punch
Fighting Physical
Fake Out
Normal Physical



On Hard difficulty
Nyx
Forgotten One
Nyx
Throne of the Hegemon
Reward:
Pokémon Dollar8500
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
699.png
Types:
Rock Ice
Ability:
Refrigerate
Held item:
Choice Specs.png Choice Specs
Aurorus Lv.83
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Earth Power
Ground Special
Frost Breath
Ice Special
Hyper Voice
Normal Special
286.png
Types:
Grass Fighting
Ability:
Poison Heal
Held item:
Toxic Orb.png Toxic Orb
Breloom Lv.83
Seed Bomb
Grass Physical
Spore
Grass Status
Focus Punch
Fighting Physical
Substitute
Normal Status
658.png
Types:
Water Dark
Ability:
Protean
Held item:
Life Orb.png Life Orb
Greninja Lv.84
Gunk Shot
Poison Physical
Ice Beam
Ice Special
Extrasensory
Psychic Special
Hidden Power
Fire Special
445.png
Types:
Dragon Ground
Ability:
Rough Skin
Held item:
Rocky Helmet.png Rocky Helmet
Garchomp Lv.84
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Dragon Tail
Dragon Physical
Toxic
Poison Status
Rest
Psychic Status
103.png
Types:
Grass Psychic
Ability:
Harvest
Held item:
Sitrus Berry.png Sitrus Berry
Exeggutor Lv.84
Substitute
Normal Status
Leech Seed
Grass Status
Psychic
Psychic Special
Sleep Powder
Grass Status
115.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Early Bird
Held item:
Kangaskhanite.png Kangaskhanite
Kangaskhan Lv.85
Seismic Toss
Fighting Physical
Body Slam
Normal Physical
Crunch
Dark Physical
Fake Out
Normal Physical



Sprites

Nyx.png Nyx OD.png
Battle sprite Overworld sprite

Trivia

  • During the battle against Jaern, one of Nyx's followers voices their like for Earth's Pokémon like Garchomp, indicating that a difference exists between the Pokémon in addition to the people of each universe, though the extent of this difference is never made clear.
    • This Garchomp later appears under Nyx's command during the player's battle at the Throne of the Hegemon, which further supports the idea that Nyx's Pokémon were utilized by different subordinates in order to carry out their missions on Earth.



Characters
Torren PlayerProfessor SylvanDamianNoraMaldeOrionXavierEastHarmony
AnastasiaDianaCalreathAdamGailTaenReukraPersephoneAudreyJaernZenithNyx