Hex Maniac (Trainer class)

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Hex Maniac
オカルトマニア Occult Maniac
XY Hex Maniac.png
Art from Generation VI by Yusuke Ohmura[1]
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire
Masters EX
Gender Female only
Male Counterpart Psychic*
Notable members Helena
Anime debut
TCG debut Ancient Origins
TCG card Hex Maniac
Manga debut Verily Vanquishing Vileplume I (Adventures)

A Hex Maniac (Japanese: オカルトマニア Occult Maniac) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation III games. They appear as girls dressed as witches in Generation III and as girls in long black dresses in Generation VI. They appear to be possessed in the Japanese versions of the Generation III games, much like Channelers before them. Though regardless of this, they often have a spooky, eerie demeanor to them.

In Double Battles, a Hex Maniac paired up with a Fairy Tale Girl battle together as Mysterious Sisters.

They specialize in a combination of Psychic-type and Ghost-type Pokémon.


Sprites and models

In the core series

Spr RS Hex Maniac JP.png Spr RS Hex Maniac.png VSHex Maniac.png
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald (JP)
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
VS portrait from
Generation VI
Hex Maniac OD.png Hex Maniac XY OD.png ORAS Hex Maniac Icon.png
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld model from
Generation VI
Icon on the PSS from
Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, and PGL

In other games

Spr Masters Hex Maniac.png VSHex Maniac Masters.png
Overworld model from
Masters EX
VS model from
Masters EX

Trainer list

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

See more: List of Battle Frontier Trainers (Generation III)/Hex Maniac

Pokémon X and Y

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Helena (Masters)

Hex Maniac Helena forms a sync pair with Haunter in Pokémon Masters EX. Helena became a playable sync pair on October 17, 2022.

Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role EX role Base potential Availability
#158 VSHex Maniac Masters.png Hex Maniac
#0093 MastersIcon0093.png Haunter
GhostIC Masters.png
DarkIC Masters.png
Masters Tech.png ★★★ Seasonal Event
Otherworldly Encounter

In the manga

A Hex Maniac in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Emerald arc

In Verily Vanquishing Vileplume I, a Hex Maniac named Valerie (Honoka in the Chuang Yi translation) is seen battling Ruin Maniac Dusty in the Battle Dome. While it is unknown who won, what is known is Valerie at some point lost a match, eliminating her from the tournament.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc

A Hex Maniac was one of the people swarming the Mossdeep Space Center in Diancie Shines.

X & Y arc

In Sylveon Enchants, a Hex Maniac is seen at the Mini-game Corner with her Phantump.


Valerie's Sableye
Sableye is Valerie's only known Pokémon. It was seen battling Dusty's Corsola in the Battle Dome.

Sableye's only known move is Shadow Ball.

Debut Verily Vanquishing Vileplume I
Hex Maniac's Phantump
Phantump is seen at the Mini-game Corner with its Trainer.

None of Phantump's moves are known.

Debut Sylveon Enchants

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Hex Maniac in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Hex Maniac Su Ancient Origins Uncommon 75/98 Bandit Ring U 077/081
      XY-P Promotional cards   173/XY-P
      The Best of XY   140/171
Yellow A Alternate cards   75a/98 The Best of XY   181/171
      Ultra Sun Deck Build Box   027/041


  • On the second floor of the Lumiose City's Fighting Dojo building, a Hex Maniac will appear, say "No, you're not the one," and float away. The meaning of this in-game event, if it has any, is so far unknown.
  • A Hex Maniac can be seen in the background of the Haunted House stage of Pokkén Tournament, frantically trying to open a locked door.
  • In Pokémon GO, a Hex Maniac refers to a Trainer who has caught at least 10 Ghost-type Pokémon.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 靈異迷 Lìhngyih Màih *
Mandarin 靈異迷 Língyì Mí *
靈異狂 Língyì Kuáng *
靈異迷熱者 Língyì Mírèzhě *
France Flag.png French Mystimaniac
Germany Flag.png German Hexe
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Maniak Sihir
Italy Flag.png Italian Streghetta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 오컬트마니아 Occult Mania
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Maníaco de Feitiços (games, TCG)
Maníaca de Feitiços (manga)
Russia Flag.png Russian Чародейка Charodeyka
Spain Flag.png Spanish Brujita (Gen III)
Bruja (Gen VI)


Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Hoenn Ace Trainer*Aqua AdminSEASAqua LeaderSEASAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack Belt
Bug CatcherBug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDragon TamerElite FourExpertFisherman
GentlemanGuitaristHex ManiacHikerInterviewers*KindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREOR
Magma LeaderREORNinja BoyOld CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPoké Fan*Poké Maniac*Pokémon Breeder*
Pokémon Ranger*Pokémon Trainer*PsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchoolkid*Sis & Bro*Swimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTeammates*TriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Ace DuoORASBrains & BrawnORASBackpackerORASDelinquentORASFairy Tale GirlORASFare PrinceORAS
Free DiverORASLeadersORASLorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORAS
Scuba DiverORASSecret Base ExpertORASSecret Base TrainerORASSootopolitanORASStreet ThugORAS
Battle Frontier only:E
Arena TycoonDome AceFactory HeadPalace MavenPike QueenPyramid KingSalon Maiden
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:ORAS
ArtistBattle ChatelaineButlerChefFurisode GirlGarçonGardenerMadameMaidMonsieurOwnerPreschooler
Punk GirlPunk GuyRising StarRoller SkaterSchoolboySchoolgirlScientistTouristVeteranWaitressWorker
Kalos Ace DuoAce TrainerArtistArtist FamilyBackpackerBattle GirlBeautyBlack BeltBrains & Brawn
ButlerChampionChefDriverElite FourFairy Tale GirlFishermanFurisode GirlGarçonGardener
Hex ManiacHikerHoneymoonersLassLeaderLumiose Gang MemberMysterious SistersOwner
Poké FanPoké Fan FamilyPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon RangerPokémon Trainer
PreschoolerPsychicPunk CouplePunk GirlPunk GuyRangersRising StarRoller Skater
SchoolboySchoolgirlScientistSky TrainerSuccessorSuspicious ChildSuspicious Lady
Suspicious WomanSwimmerTeam FlareTeam Flare AdminTeam Flare BossTeam Flare Grunt
Battle Chateau ranks:
By male: BaronViscountEarlMarquisDukeGrand Duke
By female: BaronessViscountessCountessMarchionessDuchessGrand Duchess
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:
Battle ChatelaineLadyMadameMaidMonsieurRich Boy
Unused Trainer classes:
Ace SurferSwimmers

Pasio Trainer classes
Ace TrainerAether FoundationAether Foundation EmployeeBeautyBlack BeltCamperCollectorHex Maniac
HikerLassMasked ManMasked WomanPoké FanPoké KidPokémon RangerPreschoolerPunk Girl
Rising StarScientistSightseerStreet ThugSwimmerTeam Aqua GruntTeam Flare Grunt
Team Galactic GruntTeam Magma GruntTeam Plasma GruntTeam Rocket GruntTeam Yell GruntYoungster

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