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カゲツ Kagetsu
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Sidney.png
Artwork from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Gender Male
Eye color Red
Hair color Red
Hometown Unknown
Region Hoenn
Trainer class Elite Four
Generation III, VI
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
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.

Trainer's Eyes/Match Call

Elite Four Sidney

Offense over defenseRS
Offense over defense!E
The best defense is a good offense!ORAS
Trainer's Pokémon
The Dark side's beautiesRS
The Dark side's beauties.E
The aesthetics of the Dark side!ORAS
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
You can talk all you want—all that matters is how strong I am, right?ORAS


Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Initial battle



Sidney being challenged to a battle by Brendan

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!"
  • Being 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!"

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Pokémon League (first battle)
  • 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! Let’s get down to the kind of battle that can happen only here in the Pokémon League!"
  • Being 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 a long way! Go on to the next room and challenge your next battle!"
Pokémon League (rematch)
  • Before battle (first rematch)
"Yo! I've been waiting for you, Champion! With the strength you've gained, we can battle with no holds barred! Not to mention, our boy Steven sent us Elite Four some Key Stones! In other words, my Pokémon Mega Evolve, too... Heh heh... This one's gonna be fun!"
  • Before battle (subsequent rematches)
"I was waiting for you, Champion. No matter who wins, no hard feelings! Let's get our most excellent battle underway!"
  • Being defeated
"Well, well, I lose again!"
  • After being defeated
"Heh... I knew you really were the strongest... Well, hurry up and get out of here! Everybody else is still waiting for you!"
Battle Maison
"Oh! It's you! You're here, too, huh? I guess when Trainers find out about a facility like this, it gets their blood pumping. This place reeks of hard-drving Trainers. Who, me? I came to ask that guy Steven to come to the Pokémon Leauge. That guy really goes for it when it come to the Battle Maison. He's been hanging around here where he can have different battles than in the Pokémon League. Anyway, I came to bring him back, but it looks like he dodged me... Well, I said what I came to say. I'm going back to Ever Grande. Your'e going to try your luck at the Battle Maison, too, right? If you see that guy, say hi for me. See you later."


Ruby Sapphire Sidney.png
Artwork from Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald


Spr RS Sidney.png Sidney OD.png VSSidney.png
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Sidney and Zangoose

Sidney first appeared in The Beginning of the End with 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, and its Ability is Immunity.

Debut The Beginning of the End with 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 A Royal Rumble with 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



Language Name Origin
Japanese カゲツ Kagetsu From 花月 kagetsu (jade plant), 影 kage (shadow), and 孽 getsu (evil) or 月 getsu (moon)
English Sidney From sinister, insidious, or sadness. Possibly a reference to British punk rock star Sid Vicious
French Damien From démon
German Ulrich From Unlicht, Dark
Italian Fosco Literally means dark or obscure
Spanish Sixto From siniestro (sinister; 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
Spr RS Sidney.png
Elite Four
Spr RS Phoebe.png
Elite Four
Spr RS Glacia.png
Elite Four
Spr RS Drake.png
Elite Four
Steven Spr E Wallace.png
Steven Wallace

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