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Revision as of 19:02, 15 March 2013

This article is about the 9th movie villain. For the Coordinator who went by this name, see Timmy Grimm.

The Phantom
ファントム船長 Captain Phantom
The Phantom
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Anime debut Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
English voice actor Eric Schussler
Japanese voice actor Hiroshi Fujioka

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.

The Phantom's mecha suit

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 during the credits, the Phantom is seen in jail with Galen, thanks to Jackie tipping Officer Jenny on his whereabouts.


On hand

Phantom's Pinsir
Pinsir makes its only appearance in the beginning of the movie when Phantom tried to stop Jack Walker.

Pinsir's only known move is Hyper Beam.

Debut Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of The Sea
Phantom's Parasect
Parasect makes its only appearance in the beginning of the movie when Phantom tried to stop Jack Walker. Its moves were not shown.
Debut Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of The Sea


Jack Walker's Chatot
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.

It follows the pirate stereotype of always having a parrot on their shoulders.

Debut Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of The Sea
Voice actors
Japanese Hori
English Sean Reyes


Phantom's Manaphy Egg
Manaphy Egg
Main article: Manaphy (M09)

The Phantom was only in possession on Manaphy's Egg for the first few moments of the movie before Jack Walker took it from him disguised as an underling.

Debut Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of The Sea


Sugimori Phantom anime.png
Ken Sugimori's design of The Phantom

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 藤岡弘 Hiroshi Fujioka
English Eric Schussler
Brazilian Portuguese Gilberto Baroli
European Spanish Fernando Hernández

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.

Phantom's Pokémon
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 #
Phantom's Beedrill Grass       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy   001/019
Phantom's Chatot Colorless       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy   011/019


  • 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.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ファントム船長 Captain Phantom
English The Phantom From his Japanese name.
Spanish Fantomas From Fantômas.
Korean 팬텀 Phantom Transliteration of his Japanese name.
Chinese 幽靈 Yōulíng Translation of Phantom.

Movie characters
Human protagonists
AliceAsh Ketchum (M20)AudreyBarazBiancaCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusJack WalkerJuanita
KarlKathrynKidd SummersKimiaLisaLizabethLorenzoMannesMarenMelodyMerayNeeshaNewton Graceland
Professor LundRafeRaleighRebeccaRowenaSamSheenaSidSir AaronSorrelTonioTory LundTowaVerityYuko
Human antagonists
AlvaAnnieArgus SteelButlerCherieCrossDamonGalenGooneGrings KodaiIron-Masked Marauder
Lawrence IIILeviMarcusMerilynMillis SteelMolly HaleOakleyRiotThe PhantomZero
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)Genesect
GiratinaHo-OhHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugiaMagearnaManaphyMarshadowMew (M01)Mew (M08)
Mewtwo (OS)Mewtwo (BW)MoltresPalkiaPichuPikachutwoRaikouRayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShaymin
SlowkingSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionVolcanionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekromZoroarkZorua
AliciaAllegraAstridBanksBaron AlbertoBlock BotBogieBonjiCarolDabuDavidDionaDonukeDr. Fuji
DundeeFlamelFreddyGabuGhrisGlacineGodeyGroudon (M06)GurūHeroes of Truth and IdealsInfiJennyJoe
JudyKaiKakoKanataKatoKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLucianneLuisLuisaMako
MalinManukeMarcus's soldiersMauryMeredithMewtwo's creatorsMimiMirandaMisakiMooseMother and daughter
Mr. WhiteNevaNikolaOld Man DomŌyamaPegPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teamsQueen IleneQueen RinRavine
RaymondRossSchuylerShipShunSpencer HaleSylvanTakaTammyTannerTappTatsukiTobiasUschiZabu

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