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フヨウ Fuyō
Ruby Sapphire Phoebe.png
Artwork from Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Black
Hometown Unknown
Region Hoenn
Relatives Grandparents at Mt. Pyre
Trainer class Elite Four
Generation III
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Elite Four of Ever Grande City
Specializes in Ghost types

Phoebe (Japanese: フヨウ Fuyō) is a Master Ghost-type Trainer and member of the Hoenn Elite Four.

In the games

In Generation III, Phoebe is the second member of the Hoenn Elite Four. Her strategy is to confuse and confound with Pokémon she considers indefinable.

Most of her Pokémon are pure Ghosts, with the exception of Sableye, which is half Dark-type. Her grandmother resides at Mt. Pyre, where she does most of her training, and Phoebe hopes she's doing well. While it is unknown who her grandmother is, it is quite likely that she is the old lady that guards the Red Orb and the Blue Orb at the top of the mountain.

She also claims to have the ability to communicate with Ghost Pokémon, presumably in a similar fashion that Psychic specialists like Anabel and Sabrina communicate with their Pokémon through telepathy.


This listing is for Phoebe's Pokémon in the video games in which she has appeared.

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald


Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

  • Before battle
"Ahahaha! I'm Phoebe of the Elite Four. I did my training on Mt. Pyre. While I trained, I gained the ability to commune with Ghost-type Pokémon. Yes, the bond I developed with Pokémon is extremely tight. So, come on, just try and see if you can even inflict damage on my Pokémon!"
  • When defeated
"Oh, darn. I've gone and lost."
  • After being defeated
"There's a definite bond between you and your Pokémon, too. I didn't recognize it, so it's only natural that I lost. Yup, I'd like to see how far your bond will carry you. Go ahead, move to the next room."
  • Over the PokéNav
"Hi, <player>. How about coming back here again sometime? I'd like to see much tighter your bond has grown with your Pokémon."

Trainer's Eyes/Match Call

Elite Four Phoebe

Confuse and confound.
Trainer's Pokémon
There's nothing definite.
I wonder how my grandma at Mt. Pyre is doing?


Spr RS Phoebe.png Phoebe OD.png
Phoebe's sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Phoebe's overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Phoebe in Pokémon Adventures

Phoebe first appears with Steven and the other members of the Hoenn Elite Four. While the other Elite Four members are sent to awaken Registeel, Regirock, and Regice, Phoebe is sent to retrieve a blind boy that holds a slab that has the secret to awaken the three Pokémon. Later, she gives the slab to Steven, who manages to successfully unlock the secret of the slab and awaken the legendary Pokémon.

Later, Phoebe and Glacia control Regice in an attempt to restrain the power of Groudon and Kyogre that erupts from their great battle. When Steven dies from the strain of controlling the legendary golems, she mourns his death with the other Elite Four members.


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

Phoebe's Dusclops
Dusclops is Phoebe's only known Pokémon. It was first seen with its Trainer when they appeared before Wallace with Steven and the other Elite Four members. Later, it was used to save the Swimmer and blind boy from the crumbling buildings of Slateport City.

Dusclops's only known move is Shadow Punch.

Debut VS. Kyogre & Groudon XIII
Phoebe's Regice
Main article: Brandon's Regice

Phoebe controlled Regice with Glacia to take down Groudon and Kyogre. It left their control and fled to the mountains, where Regice was recaught by Brandon.

Debut VS. Regirock, Regice, & Registeel II

In the TCG

Phoebe was featured in the TCG. The following is a list of cards featuring Phoebe or her 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 #
Phoebe's Stadium T [St] EX Power Keepers Uncommon 79/108 World Champions Pack Uncommon 096/108


  • Phoebe is the only Elite Four member not to have a Water type in Pokémon Emerald.
  • Of the notable Ghost-type specialists, she is the only one not to use a Gengar at any time.
  • Shedinja is the only fully evolved Ghost-type Pokémon of the third generation Phoebe does not use.


Language Name Origin
Japanese フヨウ Fuyō From 芙蓉 Fuyō, cotton rosemallow, referring to the flowers in her hair. Possibly also from 妖婦 yōfu, enchantress.
English Phoebe Ironically means bright one, but was probably chosen because of similarity with phobia or phantom.
French Spectra From spectre, ghost.
German Antonia Similar to the German Phantom.
Italian Ester Could derive from esoterico (esoteric), esper or extrasensoriale (extrasensory).
Spanish Fátima Similar to fantasma, phantom.
Korean 회연 Hoeyeon Similar to 환영 (phantom).
Chinese (Mandarin) 芙蓉 Fúróng From 芙蓉 Fuyō. May refer to the cottonrose hibiscus or lotus (old name).

Hoenn League
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
Elite Four
Steven Spr E Wallace.png
Steven Wallace

Non-player characters in the core series games
Hoenn Professor BirchMomMayBrendanWallyWandaSteven StoneWallaceScottMr. BrineyMr. StoneGabby and TyLanette
BrigetteProfessor CozmoPokémon Fan Club ChairmanRydelWinstrate familyCaptain SternTrick MasterTreasure HunterDock
ApprenticePokémon Center LadiesOld guysMr. BondingTealaAaruneLisiaZinniaLookerInverChazFossil ManiacKiriMemory Girl
Team AquaTeam MagmaGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsBattle ChatelainesGym guideName RaterDay-Care CoupleStats judge

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