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カゲツ Kagetsu
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Sidney.png
Artwork from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Gender Male
Eye color Red
Hair color Red
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 games

Sidney is the first member 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

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
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 Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Initial battle



Sidney being challenged by Brendan

Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

  • Before battle
"Welcome, challenger! I'm Sidney of the Elite Four. I like that look you're giving me. I guess you'll give me a good match. That's good! Looking real good! All right! You and me, let's enjoy a battle that can only be staged here in the Pokémon League!"
  • Being defeated
"Well, how do you like that? I lost! Eh, it was fun, so it doesn't matter."
  • After being defeated
"Well, listen to what this loser has to say. You've got what it takes to go far. Now, go on to the next room and enjoy your next battle!"
  • Over the PokéNavE
"Yo, <player>! If you want to battle with me again, you come on back whenever you like to the Pokémon League. I'll always be here! I'll be waiting!"

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Pokémon League

First battle

  • Upon entering
"Welcome, challenger! I'm Sidney of the Elite Four."
  • Before battle
"I like that look you're giving me. I guess you'll give me a good match. That’s good! Looking real good! All right! Let's get down to the kind of battle that can happen only here in the Pokémon League!"
  • Being defeated
"Well, how do you like that? I lost! Eh, it was fun, so it doesn't matter."
  • After being defeated
"Well, listen to what this loser has to say. You've got what it takes to go a long way! Go on to the next room and challenge your next battle!"


  • Before battle (first rematch)
"Yo! I've been waiting for you, Champion! With the strength you've gained, we can battle with no holds barred! Not to mention, our boy Steven sent us Elite Four some Key Stones! In other words, my Pokémon Mega Evolve, too... Heh heh... This one's gonna be fun!"
  • Before battle (subsequent rematches)
"I was waiting for you, Champion. No matter who wins, no hard feelings! Let's get our most excellent battle underway!"
  • Being defeated
"Well, well, I lose again!"
  • After being defeated
"Heh... I knew you really were the strongest... Well, hurry up and get out of here! Everybody else is still waiting for you!"
Battle Maison
"Oh! It's you! You're here, too, huh? I guess when Trainers find out about a facility like this, it gets their blood pumping. This place reeks of hard-driving Trainers. Who, me? I came to ask that guy Steven to come to the Pokémon League. That guy really goes for it when it comes to the Battle Maison. He's been hanging around here where he can have different battles than in the Pokémon League. Anyway, I came to bring him back, but it looks like he dodged me... Well, I said what I came to say. I'm going back to Ever Grande. You're going to try your luck at the Battle Maison, too, right? If you see that guy, say hi for me. See you later."


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


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

In the anime

In the GOTCHA! music video

Sidney briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Sidney in Pokémon Adventures


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.


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

Sidney's 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
Sidney's 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
Rarity # Japanese
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
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Sidney's Stadium T [St] EX Power Keepers Uncommon 82/108 World Champions Pack Uncommon 094/108


  • 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.
  • With Glacia's release on November 14, 2019, Sidney is the only Hoenn Elite Four unavailable in Pokémon Masters EX.


Language Name Origin
Japanese カゲツ Kagetsu From 花月 kagetsu (jade plant), 影 kage (shadow), and 孽 getsu (evil) or 月 getsu (moon)
English Sidney From sinister, insidious, or sadness. Possibly a reference to British punk rock star Sid Vicious
French Damien From démon
German Ulrich From Unlicht, Dark
Italian Fosco Literally means dark or obscure
Spanish Sixto From siniestro (sinister; Dark). May also be a reference to the Number of the Beast.
Korean 혁진 Hyeokjin
Chinese (Mandarin) 花月 Huāyuè From 花月 kagetsu. Contains the character 月 yuè, moon.
Vietnamese Kagetsu Transliteration of his Japanese name.

Related articles

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

Pokémon Champions
Core series BlueLanceRedStevenWallaceCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaTraceLeonMustardPeonyAll player characters
Masters EX BlueLanceRedStevenCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaLeon
Ronald (TCG GB)Mark (TCG GB)Mint (TCG GB)Glenn (Pokkén)
Anime CaptainDrakeAsh KetchumLanceCynthiaWallaceAlderDianthaStevenLeon
Origins BlueRed
Generations BlueCynthiaDianthaCalem
Adventures Professor OakRedSidneyPhoebeGlaciaDrakeStevenWallaceCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaLeon
Other manga Drake (EToP)Ash (EToP)Shigeru (Zensho)Satoshi (Zensho)Rald (Battle Frontier)

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