Zenith

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Zenith
Zenith.png
Cult Leader Zenith
Hometown Unknown
Trainer class Cult Leader

Zenith is the leader of the Infernal Cult in Pokémon Insurgence.

In the game

Zenith is first encountered in Utira Library, masquerading as Zachary, a librarian, so he could hear the oracle's prophecy. Later he is encountered in Fiery Caverns while rejoicing to one of his cultists about what the prophecy meant. Nora and the player arrive, and Zenith reveals he was Zachary. After his defeat he explains he had already captured Groudon a long time ago. He and his cultists then vanish.

The next encounter with Zenith is in Oranos Town where Zenith - disguised as Zachary - gives a monologue to convince the people of the town to take vaccines which he claims will prevent people from being infected by a virus (which infected Malde and Damian). He kindly asks the townspeople to report to him and his staff if anyone does not want the vaccine. The player goes to the repurposed storage facility where Zenith's staff is handing out the vaccines and collecting blood samples of different people. At the back room, Zenith tells Mrs. Williams that it is likely that she contracted the virus. He blackmails her into getting the vaccine. Mrs. Williams leaves the room and Zenith talks briefly before calling her back in. She turns out to be brainwashed and battles the player as Zenith makes his getaway.

After the player has defeated Calreath in Amphitrite City, Zenith sends a broadcast to all of the people within the city, commanding them to attack Calreath and Diana. As Calreath runs off to save Diana, the player and Nora leave the city in the opposite direction to find a way to scale up Mount Rose.

The player's final encounter with Zenith occurs in the Infernal Base as they are captured along with Diana and Persephone moments after they enter the base. Zenith confines the player within a cell, believing them to have been brainwashed by him. Shortly after the player escapes and disguises themselves as an Infernal Cultist, Zenith gives the command to find the player and also to prepare for his next and presumably final broadcast to the Torren region. Before Zenith has the chance to begin his broadcast, the player and Calreath reveal themselves in order to put a stop to Zenith's plans. Zenith sends Calreath falling down to his doom beneath the base before facing the player in battle himself, believing the player to be much more useful as a pawn than Calreath. After the player has defeated him, the player retrieves his DNA and appears in his place to remove all of the brainwashing from the people of Torren. As the Infernal Base begins to collapse into the earth, Zenith is left behind and presumably meets his end in scorching magma.

Pokémon

First battle

On Easy difficulty
Zenith.png
Cult Leader
Zenith
Fiery Caverns
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png6000
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallempty.png
257.png
Types:
Fire Fighting
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Blaziken Lv.59
Flare Blitz
Fire Physical
Sky Uppercut
Fighting Physical
Bulk Up
Fighting Status
Brave Bird
Flying Physical
530.png
Types:
Ground Steel
Ability:
Sand Rush
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Excadrill Lv.59
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Horn Drill
Normal Physical
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Swords Dance
Normal Status
637.png
Types:
Bug Fire
Ability:
Flame Body
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Volcarona Lv.59
Quiver Dance
Bug Status
Psychic
Psychic Special
Flamethrower
Fire Special
Silver Wind
Bug Special
609.png
Types:
Ghost Fire
Ability:
Flash Fire
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Chandelure Lv.59
Flamethrower
Fire Special
Confuse Ray
Ghost Status
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Will-o-Wisp
Fire Status
219.png
Types:
Fire Rock
Ability:
Flame Body
Held item:
Magcargonite.png Magcargonite
Magcargo Lv.60
Recover
Normal Status
Earth Power
Ground Special
Lava Plume
Fire Special
Ancient Power
Rock Special



On Normal difficulty
Zenith.png
Cult Leader
Zenith
Fiery Caverns
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png6100
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallempty.png
257.png
Types:
Fire Fighting
Ability:
Speed Boost
Held item:
Focus Sash.png Focus Sash
Blaziken Lv.59
Blaze Kick
Fire Physical
Low Kick
Fighting Physical
Swords Dance
Normal Status
Brave Bird
Flying Physical
530.png
Types:
Ground Steel
Ability:
Sand Rush
Held item:
Life Orb.png Life Orb
Excadrill Lv.59
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Iron Head
Steel Physical
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Swords Dance
Normal Status
637.png
Types:
Bug Fire
Ability:
Flame Body
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Volcarona Lv.60
Quiver Dance
Bug Status
Giga Drain
Grass Special
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Bug Buzz
Bug Special
609.png
Types:
Ghost Fire
Ability:
Flame Body
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Chandelure Lv.60
Overheat
Fire Special
Energy Ball
Grass Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Substitute
Normal Status
219.png
Types:
Fire Rock
Ability:
Flame Body or Magma Armor
Held item:
Magcargonite.png Magcargonite
Magcargo Lv.61
Amnesia
Psychic Status
Toxic
Poison Status
Lava Plume
Fire Special
Acid Armor
Poison Status



On Hard difficulty
Zenith.png
Cult Leader
Zenith
Fiery Caverns
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png6200
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
257.png
Types:
Fire Fighting
Ability:
Speed Boost
Held item:
Life Orb.png Life Orb
Blaziken Lv.60
Overheat
Fire Special
High Jump Kick
Fighting Physical
Hidden Power
Ice Special
Protect
Normal Status
530.png
Types:
Ground Steel
Ability:
Mold Breaker
Held item:
Choice Scarf.png Choice Scarf
Excadrill Lv.60
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Iron Head
Steel Physical
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Return
Normal Physical
660.png
Types:
Normal Ground
Ability:
Huge Power
Held item:
Focus Sash.png Focus Sash
Diggersby Lv.61
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Return
Normal Physical
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Swords Dance
Normal Status
637.png
Types:
Bug Fire
Ability:
Flame Body
Held item:
Passho Berry.png Passho Berry
Volcarona Lv.61
Quiver Dance
Bug Status
Giga Drain
Grass Special
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Hidden Power
Ground Special
609.png
Types:
Ghost Fire
Ability:
Flame Body
Held item:
Focus Sash.png Focus Sash
Chandelure Lv.61
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Trick Room
Psychic Status
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Hidden Power
Ice Special
219.png
Types:
Fire Rock
Ability:
Flame Body
Held item:
Magcargonite.png Magcargonite
Magcargo Lv.62
Amnesia
Psychic Status
Ancient Power
Rock Special
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Earth Power
Ground Special



Second battle

On Easy difficulty
Zenith.png
Cult Leader
Zenith
Infernal Base
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png7700
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
530.png
Types:
Ground Steel
Ability:
Mold Breaker
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Excadrill Lv.75
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Fissure
Ground Physical
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Swords Dance
Normal Status
609.png
Types:
Ghost Fire
Ability:
Flash Fire
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Chandelure Lv.76
Flamethrower
Fire Special
Confuse Ray
Ghost Status
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Will-O-Wisp
Fire Status
485.png
Types:
Fire Steel
Ability:
Flash Fire
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Heatran Lv.77
Lava Plume
Fire Special
Earth Power
Ground Special
Flash Cannon
Steel Special
Magma Storm
Fire Special
637.png
Types:
Bug Fire
Ability:
Flame Body
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Volcarona Lv.76
Bug Buzz
Bug Special
Flamethrower
Fire Special
Psychic
Psychic Special
Quiver Dance
Bug Status
257.png
Types:
Fire Fighting
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
Blazikenite.png Blazikenite
Blaziken Lv.76
Flare Blitz
Fire Physical
Sky Uppercut
Fighting Physical
Bulk Up
Fighting Status
Thunder Punch
Electric Physical
383.png
Type:
Ground Unknown
Ability:
Drought
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Groudon Lv.77
Fire Punch
Fire Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Bulk Up
Fighting Status



On Normal difficulty
Zenith.png
Cult Leader
Zenith
Infernal Base
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png7900
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
530.png
Types:
Ground Steel
Ability:
Mold Breaker
Held item:
Life Orb.png Life Orb
Excadrill Lv.76
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Iron Head
Steel Physical
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Swords Dance
Normal Status
609.png
Types:
Ghost Fire
Ability:
Flame Body
Held item:
Choice Specs.png Choice Specs
Chandelure Lv.76
Overheat
Fire Special
Energy Ball
Grass Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Substitute
Normal Status
485.png
Types:
Fire Steel
Ability:
Flash Fire
Held item:
Leftovers.png Leftovers
Heatran Lv.79
Lava Plume
Fire Special
Roar
Normal Status
Stealth Rock
Rock Status
Toxic
Poison Status
637.png
Types:
Bug Fire
Ability:
Flame Body
Held item:
Weakness Policy.png Weakness Policy
Volcarona Lv.77
Bug Buzz
Bug Special
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Giga Drain
Grass Special
Quiver Dance
Bug Status
257.png
Types:
Fire Fighting
Ability:
Speed Boost
Held item:
Blazikenite.png Blazikenite
Blaziken Lv.78
Flare Blitz
Fire Physical
Low Kick
Fighting Physical
Protect
Normal Status
Swords Dance
Normal Status
383 1.png
Types:
Ground Fire
Ability:
Desolate Land
Held item:
Red Orb.png Red Orb
Groudon Lv.79
Lava Plume
Fire Special
Precipice Blades
Ground Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Dragon Tail
Dragon Physical



On Hard difficulty
Zenith.png
Cult Leader
Zenith
Infernal Base
Reward:
PokémonDollar.png8100
Ballfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.pngBallfull.png
530.png
Types:
Ground Steel
Ability:
Mold Breaker
Held item:
Choice Scarf.png Choice Scarf
Excadrill Lv.77
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Iron Head
Steel Physical
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Return
Normal Physical
609.png
Types:
Ghost Fire
Ability:
Infiltrator
Held item:
Choice Specs.png Choice Specs
Chandelure Lv.77
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Energy Ball
Grass Special
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Hidden Power
Fighting Special
485.png
Types:
Fire Steel
Ability:
Flash Fire
Held item:
Air Balloon.png Air Balloon
Heatran Lv.80
Magma Storm
Fire Special
Earth Power
Ground Special
Sunny Day
Fire Status
Solar Beam
Grass Special
637.png
Types:
Bug Fire
Ability:
Flame Body
Held item:
Passho Berry.png Passho Berry
Volcarona Lv.78
Quiver Dance
Bug Status
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Giga Drain
Grass Special
Hidden Power
Ground Special
257.png
Types:
Fire Fighting
Ability:
Speed Boost
Held item:
Blazikenite.png Blazikenite
Blaziken Lv.79
Flare Blitz
Fire Physical
High Jump Kick
Fighting Physical
Knock Off
Dark Physical
Protect
Normal Status
383 1.png
Types:
Ground Fire
Ability:
Desolate Land
Held item:
Red Orb.png Red Orb
Groudon Lv.81
Precipice Blades
Ground Physical
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Swords Dance
Normal Status



Sprites

Zenith.png Zenith 1 OD.png Zenith OD.png
Battle sprite Overworld sprite
(as Zachary)
Overworld sprite

Trivia

  • The item Zenith uses to Mega Evolve his Magcargo is the "Mega Belt".
  • Zenith seems very vain, as he complains about having to wear hair dye while being Zachary
  • Zenith is considered to be one of the most fearsome of the Cult Leaders



Cult leaders


Characters
Torren PlayerBenefactorProfessor SylvanDamianNoraMaldeOrionXavierEastHarmony
AnastasiaDianaCalreathTaenReukraPersephoneAudreyJaernZenith