Looking towards the future and beyond.
-Team Planetary Motto
Team Planetary is an organization from the Tenno Region. They comprise of some the most influential and talented individuals in the region. They are in charge of region’s advanced space program and most space-related industries. It’s because of Team Planetary that the region’s technology is so advanced. Team Planetary periodically reveals new technology, both space-based and non-space-based, to the public, allowing for giant leaps in technology. Tenno owes almost all that makes it famous to Team Planetary.
However, that is all merely on the surface. Few know their true colors. In reality Team Planetary is a criminal organization. They use their influence over the region’s technology to assert control and power over the people. They often times abuse this power. They will lie, cheat, and steal to achieve their goals. Their ulterior motives seem to be related to uncovering the truth behind the Legend of the Cosmic Architect, and thus are on the hunt for the mysterious Meteoric Shards.
The common worker of Team Planetary. They are used to provide muscle for the “less legitimate” ventures of the team. They lack any sense of individuality and fight in large groups with overwhelming numbers.
Cosmo was hand-selected by the leader of Team Planetary to be his successor. In order to get his first Pokémon he had to steal it from Professor Pine’s lab. While he goes along with Team Planetary’s true motives, he carries the opinion that what he does is all for the betterment of humanity.
Sirius is one of the three commanders of Team Planetary, high ranking officials who oversee all Team Planetary operations. Sirius is the most stern and unforgiving of the three. Grunts are often scared to work under him due to his unfavorable personality.
Cygnus is the second commander encountered by the player. Cygnus is the public face of Team Planetary. When in public she is nice and kind-hearted. However, it is all a facade. She is actually a mean-spirited woman, who despises the player. She finds just about everything to be a nuisance. She also does not approve of Cosmo or his position of power in Team Planetary, believing that he has yet to earn it.
Orion is the final of the three Planetary Commanders encountered. He has a very strong and assertive personality. He believes that almost any problem can be solved with a fight, and will be the first of the three commanders to rush into a battle. Egotistically, he sees himself as a mentor and role-model to Cosmo. Despite this, Cosmo strongly disapproves of his methods and personality, finding them grating.
Team Interplanetary is a secret black-ops sect of Team Planetary. Almost nothing is known about it. They operate independently of Team Planetary, but have sworn to never interfere with it. Even high ranking Team Planetary officials know absolutely nothing about Team Interplanetary. They don’t even know it exists. Team Interplanetary exists in order to handle objectives too dangerous to the public image of Team Planetary, and can still operate in the scenario that Team Planetary falls.
These are no run-of-the-mill grunts. Only the greatest and most powerful Team Planetary Grunts are considered to become Team Interplanetary Grunts, and among those considered, only the top percentage, as judged by a series of special tests disguised as performance evaluations, are invited to join Team Interplanetary. If they don’t accept the invitation, then they disappear from the record and are never heard from again. If they do accept, then they disappear from the record and are never heard from again.
Messier is the top-secret fourth Commander of Team (Inter)Planetary. As a high ranking member of Team Interplanetary, he has a special affinity for secrets. Some might say that he’s obsessed with them. To him, everything is classified, even his name (Messier is just a code name). All that is known about his history is that he used to be a high ranking Team Planetary official, but all traces and records of his previous life have been erased.