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Lady Selphy (Japanese: アキホ Akiho) is a rich girl who debuted in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. She offers expensive items in exchange for showing her Pokémon registered in the player's Pokédex within a limited period of time.

In the games

Selphy lives in a house in Resort Gorgeous. However, her house is empty when the player first arrives, and the player needs to find her in Lost Cave before doing anything else. After finding her, she will fight the player with her two Persian.

After her defeat, she returns to her house, where she and her butler Sebastian (Japanese: セバスチャン Sebastian) live. After that, she will ask the player to show her a specific species of Pokémon. If the player does, she gives an expensive item. However, if the player takes more than 250 steps before showing her the Pokémon, she will be disappointed and ask for a new Pokémon to see. She can ask for any Pokémon registered as seen or caught in the player's Pokédex.


Rewards given

Item Location Games
Luxury Ball Luxury Ball Reward from Selphy (70% chance)  FR  LG 
Nugget Nugget Reward from Selphy (5% chance)  FR  LG 
Pearl Pearl Reward from Selphy (5% chance)  FR  LG 
Big Pearl Big Pearl Reward from Selphy (5% chance)  FR  LG 
Stardust Stardust Reward from Selphy (5% chance)  FR  LG 
Star Piece Star Piece Reward from Selphy (5% chance)  FR  LG 
Rare Candy Rare Candy Reward from Selphy (5% chance)  FR  LG 

The Pokémon shown to Selphy has no effect on which reward is given. There is a 70% chance that a Luxury Ball is given[1] and a 30% chance that the reward is selected randomly from the remaining items[2]. The rewarded item is chosen at the moment when Selphy makes her request, meaning that it cannot be affected through soft-resetting.


Lost Cave
  • Before battle
"W-what do you intend to do with me?"
  • Being defeated
"Oh...I was afraid that you meant to harm me."
  • After being defeated
"I am so glad that you happened here. I grew rather bored of walking, and I am feeling fatigued. May I ask you to take me home from here?"
Resort Gorgeous
  • Upon arrival
"Thank you. You may go now."
  • Upon talking to her in her home
"Oh? Do I know you from somewhere? Oh, but that doesn't matter. I am exquisitely bored. Please, hear my wish."
"I wish to see a Pokémon. A darling <Pokémon>. I want to see one right away. Please, make my wish come true."
  • If the player takes too long
"Oh, I'm tired of this. I'm tired of waiting for you. I'll forgive you this time, but please don't fail me next time."
  • Upon returning with the specified Pokémon
"Oh, hello, there. Oh, my gracious. That must be the <Pokémon> you caught for me. Giggle... I see a resemblance to you. Thank you so kindly.
... ... ... ... ... ... Is something the matter? You may leave.
... ... ... ... ... ... Oh, fine. I understand now. Sebastian! I need you here this instant!"
  • Speaking to Sebastian
"See to it that this person is given a token of appreciation."


Spr FRLG Lady.png Selphy OD.png
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In Put Your Beast Foot Forward, Selphy makes a cameo appearance with Sebastian, escaping in panic as Carr destroys Resort Gorgeous.




Language Name Origin
Japanese アキホ Akiho
English Selphy From selfish
French Themis From Themis, an ancient Greek Titaness
German Kea From Kea, a Greek island in the Cyclades archipelago in the Aegean Sea
Italian Noianna From noia, boredom
Spanish Consu From consentida, spoiled


Language Name Origin
Japanese セバスチャン Sebastian
English, French, German Sebastian Same as his Japanese name
Italian Sebastiano Similar to his English name
Spanish Sebastián Similar to his English name


Non-player characters in the core series games
Sevii CelioBillLostelleLoreleiSelphyTeala
Team RocketDay-Care Couple

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