Sidney

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Sidney
カゲツ Kagetsu
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Sidney.png
Artwork from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Gender Male
Eye color Magenta
Hair color Magenta
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
Game animation cameos GOTCHA!

Sidney (Japanese: カゲツ Kagetsu) is a Dark-type Trainer and member of the Hoenn Elite Four.

In the core series games

Sidney being challenged by Brendan

Sidney is the first trainer of the Hoenn Elite Four. He is an upbeat person who enjoys what he does, even if he loses.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the player can also briefly encounter Sidney at the Battle Maison lobby.

Trainer's Eyes/Match Call/Trainer's Eye

Elite Four Sidney

Strategy
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
Self-Introduction
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

Sidney uses two Full Restores in Generation III.

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire



Pokémon Emerald



Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Initial battle



Rematch



In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Sidney (Masters)

Artwork

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

Sprites

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

Quotes

Main article: Sidney/Quotes

In the anime

GOTCHA!

Sidney briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Sidney in Pokémon Adventures

History

Ruby & Sapphire chapter

Sidney and the other Elite Four members were called by Steven to help protect the Hoenn region from the battle between Groudon and Kyogre. Sidney was initially stationed at Desert Ruins as part of the plan to unseal Regirock, Regice, and Registeel. When the titans are unsealed, Sidney is tasked with controlling Regirock alongside Drake. The Elite Four, Steven, and Wallace all control the three legendary titans in three pairs of two and use their power to keep the power released from Groudon and Kyogre's battle from spreading throughout Hoenn. They manage to keep the power contained for several weeks, but the strain is too much for Steven and he eventually dies, causing the three Pokémon to lash out and flee. Sidney later mourns Steven's death before his revival at the hands of Ruby's Celebi.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter
Sidney in the thirteenth chapter

Sidney, along with various people from around Hoenn, is called to Sootopolis City to assist in stopping Grand Meteor Delta, a giant meteoroid threatening to destroy the planet. When the plan to attack Grand Meteor Delta starts, Sidney and the others have their Pokémon attack the meteoroid at the same time. This, combined with the might of Mega Rayquaza, successfully shatters Grand Meteor Delta into pieces.

Pokémon

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

Sidney's Zangoose
Zangoose
Zangoose is Sidney's only known Pokémon. He was used to awaken the chamber containing Regirock.

Zangoose's known moves are Brick Break and Crush Claw, and his Ability is Immunity.

Debut The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon XIII
Temporary
Sidney's Regirock
Regirock
Main article: Brandon's Regirock

Regirock was awakened by Steven and the Elite Four to be used to contain Groudon and Kyogre's power. Sidney controlled Regirock with Drake while the others controlled Regice and Registeel. After Steven died from the strain of controlling the three Pokémon, Regirock lashed out and ran away. It was later found by Brandon and captured.

Debut A Royal Rumble with Regirock, Regice, & Registeel II

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards mentioning or featuring Sidney or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Sidney'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
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Mightyena Darkness EX Power Keepers Rare 18/108 World Champions Pack Rare 054/108
Cacturne Darkness EX Power Keepers Uncommon 27/108 World Champions Pack Uncommon 059/108
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Sidney's Stadium T [St] EX Power Keepers Uncommon 82/108 World Champions Pack Uncommon 094/108
Sidney Su Fusion Strike Uncommon 241/264 Fusion Arts U 095/100
Fusion Strike Rare Ultra 264/264 Fusion Arts SR 112/100
Fusion Strike Rare Rainbow 279/264 Fusion Arts HR 121/100
 


Trivia

  • Sidney is the only member of the Hoenn Elite Four who does not share a specialty type with that of an Elite Four member of Generation I. However, Karen of the Generation II Elite Four is also a specialist in the Dark type.
  • In Ruby and Sapphire, Sidney is the only Elite Four member to not use two of the same Pokémon.
  • In Ruby, Sapphire, and Pokémon Emerald, Sidney owns a Shiftry that knows Extrasensory at level 48, which Shiftry does not learn until level 49 as a Nuzleaf.
  • All of Sidney's Pokémon in the first battle give out at least one Attack EV. In addition, all of them have their base Attack as their highest stat.
    • His Cacturne is the only Pokémon he uses that does not give out at least two Attack EVs. In addition, its base Special Attack is also its highest stat (along with its Attack), unlike his other Pokémon.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese カゲツ Kagetsu From 花月 kagetsu (jade plant), 影 kage (shadow), 月 getsu (moon), and possibly 孽 getsu (evil)
English, Brazilian Portuguese Sidney From sinister, insidious, or sadness
German Ulrich From Unlicht (Dark)
Spanish Sixto From siniestro (sinister; Dark)
French Damien From démon (demon)
Italian Fosco From fosco (dark, obscure)
Korean 혁진 Hyeokjin
Chinese (Mandarin) 花月 Huāyuè From the Japanese name 花月 Kagetsu. Contains the character 月 yuè / yuht (moon)
Chinese (Cantonese) 花月 Fāyuht
Vietnamese Kagetsu Transcription of his Japanese name

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