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カゲツ Kagetsu
Ruby Sapphire Sidney.png
Artwork from Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Hoenn
Trainer class Elite Four
Generation III
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Elite Four of Ever Grande City
Specializes in Dark types

Sidney (Japanese: カゲツ Kagetsu) is a Master Dark-type Trainer and member of the Hoenn Elite Four.

In the games

In Generation III, Sidney is the first member of the Hoenn Elite Four. He is an upbeat person who enjoys what he does, even if he loses. His strategy is all-out offensive.


This listing is for Sidney's Pokémon in the video games in which he has appeared.

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald


Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

  • Before battle
"Welcome, challenger! I'm Sidney of the Elite Four. I like that look you're giving me. I guess you'll give me a good match. That's good! Looking real good! All right! You and me, let's enjoy a battle that can only be staged here in the Pokémon League!"
  • When defeated
"Well, how do you like that? I lost! Eh, it was fun, so it doesn't matter.
  • After being defeated
"Well, listen to what this loser has to say. You've got what it takes to go far. Now, go on to the next room and enjoy your next battle!"

Trainer's Eyes/Match Call

An image of Sidney upon entering battle with Brendan

Elite Four Sidney

Offense over defenseRS
Offense over defense!E
Trainer's Pokémon
The Dark side's beautiesRS
The Dark side's beauties.E
You can talk all you want - might is right!RS
They said I was a punk, but I’m one of the Elite Four!E


Spr RS Sidney.png Sidney OD.png
Sidney's sprite from
Generation III
Sidney's overworld sprite from
Generation III

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Sidney and Zangoose

Sidney first appeared in VS. Kyogre & Groudon XIII with Wallace upon being called on by the Hoenn League champion, Steven. Using his Zangoose, he tried to break open the seal placed upon Regirock in the Desert Ruins to help avoid the imminent destruction of Hoenn from Groudon and Kyogre's conflict. When Steven, with Sapphire's help, was able to reawaken the three Regis, Sidney, together with Drake, were in charge of Regirock before Steven's death left the three golems freed from their jurisdiction and soon fled.


This listing is of Sidney's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Sidney's Zangoose
Zangoose is Sidney's only known Pokémon. It was used to awaken the legendary rock golem to finally stop the crisis between land and sea.

Zangoose's known moves are Crush Claw and Brick Break.

Debut VS. Kyogre & Groudon XIII
Sidney's Regirock
Main article: Brandon's Regirock

Sidney controlled Regirock with Drake after it was awaken by his Zangoose. It left after Steven was killed. Regirock was then recaught by Brandon in the mountains.

Debut VS. Regirock, Regice, & Registeel II

In the TCG

Sidney was featured in the TCG. The following is a list of cards featuring Sidney or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Sidney's Stadium T [St] EX Power Keepers Uncommon 82/108 World Champions Pack Uncommon 094/108


  • Sidney is the only member of the Hoenn Elite Four who does not share a specialty type with that of a Kanto Elite Four member of Generation I. However, Karen of the Generation II Elite Four is also a specialist in the Dark type.
  • Though he specializes in Dark-types, in Pokémon Adventures he has never used one during the story line. Furthermore, he is also the only member of the Hoenn Elite Four in Pokémon Adventures to have never used a Pokémon of his own type during the story line so far. However, this does not mean he does not own any.
  • In Emerald, Sidney's Sharpedo is replaced by a Crawdaunt. This is the only change to an Elite Four member's team in any generation that cannot be explained by increased availability between versions, generations or Pokédex completion, or by increasing difficulty in response to the player's increased completion of the game. Drake, another Elite Four member, replaced one of his Flygon with a Kingdra in Emerald, but this could be explained by the release of FireRed and LeafGreen.
  • He is the only member of the Hoenn elite four that doesn't have more than one Pokémon of the same species.


Language Name Origin
Japanese カゲツ Kagetsu 花月 Kagetsu, Crassula portulacea Lam. Also a combination of the words 影 kage (shadow) and 孽 getsu (evil).
English Sidney Similar to sadness, sinister or possibly insidious.
French Damien Could derive from démon.
German Ulrich Pun on Unlicht, German for Dark.
Italian Fosco Literally means dark, obscure.
Spanish Sixto Similar to siniestro, sinister, and also the Spanish name for the Dark. May also be a reference to the Number of the Beast.
Korean 혁진 Hyeokjin
Chinese (Mandarin) 花月 Huāyuè From 花月 kagetsu. Contains the character 月 yuè, moon.

Hoenn League
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
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Steven Wallace

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