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- This article is about the 9th movie villain. For the Coordinator who went by this name, see Timmy Grimm.
The Phantom (Japanese: ファントム船長 Captain Phantom) is a villainous movie character from Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.
In the anime
The pirate captain originally snatched the Manaphy Egg as it was drifting through the ocean. He had it in his possession for only a few minutes when Jack Walker took it back and escaped.
James later called the Phantom to let him know where the Manaphy Egg was. This led to the Marina Group, along with Ash and his friends being attacked by the Phantom and their trailer got pulled away. When the group got to the ruins left by the People of the Water, he followed.
He was later seen tracking down the group's boat in desperate attempt to get Manaphy for his own. He apparently wanted the Sea Crown very badly. Once he got to the Sea Crown, he started taking the jewels off it one by one, causing the Sea Temple to sink. Jackie came and put most of the jewels back in place. After a frantic fight over one jewel both of them fell off a ledge.
A while after that, he got out of the sinking temple on a water rocket. After the temple was saved, he came up and stole Manaphy one last time. However, Ash grabbed it back and Phantom was flung into the water. This wasn't the end of Phantom, as he soon rose above the waves in his submarine base and attempted an onslaught using the base's supersonic projectors that caused all Pokémon in the vicinity, even Kyogre, to writhe in pain.
Manaphy, however, began to fight the sonic waves and counters with its Heart Swap Ability, restoring order to the Water Pokémon. Soon the water Pokémon counterattack the base, with the Wailord bashing the submarine (nearly knocking Phantom off in the process), as well as creating a tear in the base. The Chinchou swim into the crack, short-circuiting the submarine. Lastly, Manaphy ordered Kyogre to use its Hyper Beam to destroy the sub. On the remains of the sub, the Phantom attempted to hold up a pillar of debris up to prevent it from crushing him, revealing his mechanized super-suit (the object of his overwhelming strength), but the suit malfunctions and, as a result, the pillar crushed him beneath its weight.
It does not kill him, since he briefly stirred and moved while grunting while still pinned down during the ending, and during the credits, the Phantom is seen in jail with Galen, thanks to Jackie tipping Officer Jenny on his whereabouts.
| Chatot appears throughout the movie many times next to Phantom, frequently imitating the pirate's speech. During the credits, it is revealed that Chatot ends up with Jack Walker after the Phantom is imprisoned.
|| Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of The Sea
| Voice actors
|| Sean Reyes
In the manga
In the Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea manga
The Phantom appears in the manga adaptation of the movie fulfilling the same role as he does in the anime.
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring the Phantom or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
- The Phantom owning a Chatot mirrors the stereotypical image of a pirate with a parrot on his shoulder.
- His personality and quotes are much inspired by the Tuco character in the 1967 spaghetti western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
- In Ken Sugimori's concept art for Phantom, he was depicted with silver hair. This was changed to him possessing blue hair for unknown reasons.
|| ファントム船長 Captain Phantom
|| The Phantom
|| From his Japanese name.
|| From Fantômas.
|| 팬텀 Phantom
|| Transliteration of his Japanese name.
|| 幽靈 Yōulíng
|| Translation of Phantom.