Persephone

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Persephone
Persephone.png
Cult Leader Persephone
Hometown Selene City
Trainer class Cult Leader

Persephone is the leader of the Cult of Darkrai in Pokémon Insurgence, and a former cultist of the Infernal Cult

In the game

Persephone first appears in the game shortly before the player starts their adventure by escaping the Cult of Darkrai's base. She instructs the guards to continue using a Gengar to steal the player's memories before heading off to perform a ritual to summon Darkrai.

Once the player escapes from Gengar's Dream Eater, they are able to make their way through the base towards the area where Persephone is attempting to summon Darkrai by sacrificing one of her own subordinates. During this time the player learns that this is not the first time that Persephone has attempted such a ritual. Inside of the summoning circle, Persephone summons Darkrai before her as she attempts to convince it to join her and forsake her sister who lives in Selene City. Darkrai appears to wordlessly decline her offer once again as Persephone steps down and incinerates two of her grunts who try to convince her to try the ritual again. She leaves to check on the player's status as the player sneaks out of the base with Mew's assistance.

Persephone is next seen on Route 9, where she discusses her failure to wipe the player's memories to Jaern. It is revealed at this time that Jaern and Persephone had reached an agreement where Persephone would finish off the player in exchange for Jaern sparing her base in Shade Forest. Persephone openly states her dislike for Jaern as he leaves.

Persephone appears once again just outside of Selene City on Route 12 as she discusses going to see her sister, Diana, with one of her subordinates. In Selene City Persephone bickers with Diana as Persephone attempts to coerce her sister into letting her see Darkrai. Diana objects if only because she states that she isn't on nearly as amicable terms with Darkrai as Persephone seems to believe; in fact, she has yet to actually see Darkrai herself. During the course of this conversation it is revealed that Persephone and Diana's estranged relationship is due to the pair's dark past, in which Persephone felt that Diana abandoned her after she was captured by someone whose identity is currently unknown. As Persephone leaves after failing to defeat the player in battle, Diana says that though she cannot condone the things that Persephone has done, Persephone's actions are not irrational and are somewhat justifiable.

This marks the end of Persephone's role in the story as of 1.1

Pokémon

First battle

On Easy difficulty
Persephone.png
Cult Leader
Persephone
Selene City
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png6100
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallempty.png
571.png
Type:
Dark Unknown
Ability:
Illusion
Held item:
Zoronite.png Zoronite
Zoroark Lv.61
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
Foul Play
Dark Physical
Nasty Plot
Dark Status
442.png
Types:
Ghost Dark
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Spiritomb Lv.60
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Hypnosis
Psychic Status
Ominous Wind
Ghost Special
Nasty Plot
Dark Status
658.png
Types:
Water Dark
Ability:
Torrent
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Greninja Lv.60
Hydro Pump
Water Special
Extrasensory
Psychic Special
Double Team
Normal Status
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
229.png
Types:
Dark Fire
Ability:
Early Bird
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Houndoom Lv.60
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Nasty Plot
Dark Status
Roar
Normal Status
Fire Blast
Fire Special
094.png
Types:
Ghost Poison
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Gengar Lv.60
Hex
Ghost Special
Hypnosis
Psychic Status
Dream Eater
Psychic Special
Destiny Bond
Ghost Status



On Normal difficulty
Persephone.png
Cult Leader
Persephone
Selene City
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png6300
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallempty.png
571.png
Type:
Dark Unknown
Ability:
Illusion
Held item:
Zoronite.png Zoronite
Zoroark Lv.62
Night Daze
Dark Special
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
Flamethrower
Fire Special
Grass Knot
Grass Special
442.png
Types:
Ghost Dark
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
Leftovers.png Leftovers
Spiritomb Lv.58
Sucker Punch
Dark Physical
Pursuit
Dark Physical
Will-O-Wisp
Fire Status
Foul Play
Dark Physical
658.png
Types:
Water Dark
Ability:
Torrent
Held item:
Life Orb.png Life Orb
Greninja Lv.59
Water Pulse
Water Special
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Ice Beam
Ice Special
Grass Knot
Grass Special
635.png
Types:
Dark Dragon
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
Chople Berry.png Chople Berry
Hydreigon Lv.64
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
Flamethrower
Fire Special
094.png
Types:
Ghost Poison
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
Life Orb.png Life Orb
Gengar Lv.61
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Sludge Bomb
Poison Special
Dream Eater
Psychic Special
Hypnosis
Psychic Status



On Hard difficulty
Persephone.png
Cult Leader
Persephone
Selene City
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png6400
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallempty.png
571.png
Type:
Dark Unknown
Ability:
Illusion
Held item:
Zoronite.png Zoronite
Zoroark Lv.63
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Sludge Bomb
Poison Special
Taunt
Dark Special
Nasty Plot
Dark Status
442.png
Types:
Ghost Dark
Ability:
Noctem
Held item:
Dark Rock.png Dark Rock
Spiritomb Lv.62
Sucker Punch
Dark Physical
Phantom Force
Ghost Physical
Will-O-Wisp
Fire Status
Foul Play
Dark Physical
658.png
Types:
Water Dark
Ability:
Protean
Held item:
Life Orb.png Life Orb
Greninja Lv.62
Hydro Pump
Water Special
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Ice Beam
Ice Special
Gunk Shot
Poison Physical
635.png
Types:
Dark Dragon
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
Life Orb.png Life Orb
Hydreigon Lv.64
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Draco Meteor
Dragon Special
Roost
Flying Status
Fire Blast
Fire Special
094.png
Types:
Ghost Poison
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
Life Orb.png Life Orb
Gengar Lv.61
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Sludge Wave
Poison Special
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
Destiny Bond
Ghost Status



Second battle

On Easy difficulty
Persephone.png
Cult Leader
Persephone
Prion Town
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png7900
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
442.png
Types:
Ghost Dark
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
Spiritombite.png Spiritombite
Spiritomb Lv.79
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Hypnosis
Psychic Status
Calm Mind
Psychic Status
Dream Eater
Psychic Special
229.png
Types:
Dark Fire
Ability:
Early Bird
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Houndoom Lv.77
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Nasty Plot
Dark Status
Roar
Normal Status
065.png
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Ability:
Synchronize
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Alakazam Lv.78
Psychic
Psychic Special
Calm Mind
Psychic Status
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
Recover
Normal Status
376.png
Types:
Steel Psychic
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Metagross Lv.78
Meteor Mash
Steel Physical
Bullet Punch
Steel Physical
Ice Punch
Ice Physical
Brick Break
Fighting Physical
635.png
Types:
Dark Dragon
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Hydreigon Lv.78
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Headbutt
Normal Physical
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
Body Slam
Normal Physical
094.png
Types:
Ghost Poison
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Gengar Lv.78
Sludge Bomb
Poison Special
Hypnosis
Psychic Status
Dream Eater
Psychic Special
Hex
Ghost Special



On Normal difficulty
Persephone.png
Cult Leader
Persephone
Prion Town
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png8000
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
442.png
Types:
Ghost Dark
Ability:
Noctem
Held item:
Spiritombite.png Spiritombite
Spiritomb Lv.80
Sucker Punch
Dark Physical
Shadow Sneak
Ghost Physical
Shadow Claw
Ghost Physical
Will-O-Wisp
Fire Status
229.png
Types:
Dark Fire
Ability:
Early Bird
Held item:
Life Orb.png Life Orb
Houndoom Lv.78
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Nasty Plot
Dark Status
Hidden Power
Grass Special
065.png
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Ability:
Magic Guard
Held item:
Focus Sash.png Focus Sash
Alakazam Lv.78
Psyshock
Psychic Special
Energy Ball
Grass Special
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
376.png
Types:
Steel Psychic
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Choice Band.png Choice Band
Metagross Lv.79
Meteor Mash
Steel Physical
Zen Headbutt
Psychic Physical
Ice Punch
Ice Physical
Hammer Arm
Fighting Physical
635.png
Types:
Dark Dragon
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
Expert Belt.png Expert Belt
Hydreigon Lv.79
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Draco Meteor
Dragon Special
Roost
Flying Status
094.png
Types:
Ghost Poison
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
Life Orb.png Life Orb
Gengar Lv.79
Sludge Bomb
Poison Special
Dazzling Gleam
Fairy Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Destiny Bond
Ghost Status



On Hard difficulty
Persephone.png
Cult Leader
Persephone
Prion Town
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png8200
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
442.png
Types:
Ghost Dark
Ability:
Noctem
Held item:
Spiritombite.png Spiritombite
Spiritomb Lv.82
Sucker Punch
Dark Physical
Knock Off
Dark Physical
Zen Headbutt
Psychic Physical
Phantom Force
Ghost Physical
229.png
Types:
Dark Fire
Ability:
Flash Fire
Held item:
Choice Scarf.png Choice Scarf
Houndoom Lv.79
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Destiny Bond
Ghost Status
Hidden Power
Grass Special
065.png
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Ability:
Magic Guard
Held item:
Focus Sash.png Focus Sash
Alakazam Lv.79
Psyshock
Psychic Special
Hidden Power
Fire Special
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
Taunt
Dark Status
376.png
Types:
Steel Psychic
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Normal Gem.png Normal Gem
Metagross Lv.80
Meteor Mash
Steel Physical
Zen Headbutt
Psychic Physical
Ice Punch
Ice Physical
Explosion
Normal Physical
635.png
Types:
Dark Dragon
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
Life Orb.png Life Orb
Hydreigon Lv.80
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Taunt
Dark Status
Roost
Flying Status
094.png
Types:
Ghost Poison
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
Black Sludge.png Black Sludge
Gengar Lv.81
Substitute
Normal Status
Disable
Normal Status
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Focus Blast
Fighting Special



Third battle

On Easy difficulty
Persephone.png
Cult Leader
Persephone
Rem Village
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png9100
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
442.png
Types:
Ghost Dark
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
Spiritombite.png Spiritombite
Spiritomb Lv.91
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Hypnosis
Psychic Status
Calm Mind
Psychic Status
Dream Eater
Psychic Special
229.png
Types:
Dark Fire
Ability:
Early Bird
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Houndoom Lv.90
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Nasty Plot
Dark Status
Roar
Normal Status
065.png
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Ability:
Synchronize
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Alakazam Lv.90
Psychic
Psychic Special
Calm Mind
Psychic Status
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
Recover
Normal Status
376.png
Types:
Steel Psychic
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Metagross Lv.90
Meteor Mash
Steel Physical
Bullet Punch
Steel Physical
Ice Punch
Ice Physical
Brick Break
Fighting Physical
635.png
Types:
Dark Dragon
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Hydreigon Lv.90
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Headbutt
Normal Physical
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
Body Slam
Normal Physical
094.png
Types:
Ghost Poison
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Gengar Lv.90
Sludge Bomb
Poison Special
Hypnosis
Psychic Status
Dream Eater
Psychic Special
Hex
Ghost Special



On Normal difficulty
Persephone.png
Cult Leader
Persephone
Rem Village
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png9300
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
442.png
Types:
Ghost Dark
Ability:
Noctem
Held item:
Spiritombite.png Spiritombite
Spiritomb Lv.80
Sucker Punch
Dark Physical
Shadow Sneak
Ghost Physical
Shadow Claw
Ghost Physical
Will-O-Wisp
Fire Status
229.png
Types:
Dark Fire
Ability:
Flash Fire
Held item:
Life Orb.png Life Orb
Houndoom Lv.91
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Nasty Plot
Dark Status
Hidden Power
Grass Special
065.png
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Ability:
Magic Guard
Held item:
Focus Sash.png Focus Sash
Alakazam Lv.91
Psyshock
Psychic Special
Energy Ball
Grass Special
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
376.png
Types:
Steel Psychic
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Choice Band.png Choice Band
Metagross Lv.92
Meteor Mash
Steel Physical
Zen Headbutt
Psychic Physical
Ice Punch
Ice Physical
Hammer Arm
Fighting Physical
635.png
Types:
Dark Dragon
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
Expert Belt.png Expert Belt
Hydreigon Lv.92
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Draco Meteor
Dragon Special
Roost
Flying Status
094.png
Types:
Ghost Poison
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
Life Orb.png Life Orb
Gengar Lv.92
Sludge Bomb
Poison Special
Dazzling Gleam
Fairy Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Destiny Bond
Ghost Status



On Hard difficulty
Persephone.png
Cult Leader
Persephone
Rem Village
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png9500
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
442.png
Types:
Ghost Dark
Ability:
Noctem
Held item:
Spiritombite.png Spiritombite
Spiritomb Lv.95
Sucker Punch
Dark Physical
Will-O-Wisp
Fire Status
Pain Split
Normal Status
Phantom Force
Ghost Physical
229.png
Types:
Dark Fire
Ability:
Flash Fire
Held item:
Life Orb.png Life Orb
Houndoom Lv.92
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Nasty Plot
Dark Status
Taunt
Dark Status
065.png
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Ability:
Magic Guard
Held item:
Focus Sash.png Focus Sash
Alakazam Lv.93
Psyshock
Psychic Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
376.png
Types:
Steel Psychic
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Normal Gem.png Normal Gem
Metagross Lv.93
Meteor Mash
Steel Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Bullet Punch
Steel Physical
Explosion
Normal Physical
635.png
Types:
Dark Dragon
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
Life Orb.png Life Orb
Hydreigon Lv.94
Dark Pulse
Dark Special
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Taunt
Dark Status
Draco Meteor
Dragon Special
094.png
Types:
Ghost Poison
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
Black Sludge.png Black Sludge
Gengar Lv.94
Taunt
Dark Status
Will-O-Wisp
Fire Status
Hex
Ghost Special
Sludge Wave
Poison Special



Sprites

Persephone.png Persephone OD.png
Battle sprite Overworld sprite

Fan Art

PersephoneFluffyChikorita.jpg
Art by FluffyChikorita

Trivia

  • The item Persephone uses to Mega Evolve her Zoroark and Spiritomb is the "Mega Ring".
  • Persephone is the only cult leader that is confirmed to have a sibling.



Cult leaders


Characters
Torren PlayerBenefactorProfessor SylvanDamianNoraMaldeOrionXavierEastHarmony
AnastasiaDianaCalreathTaenReukraPersephoneAudreyJaernZenith