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- This article is about the 9th movie villain. For the Coordinator who went by this name, see Timmy Grimm.
The Phantom (Japanese: ファントム船長 Captain Phantom) is the main antagonist of Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea. He was the captain of a crew, including Galen, that traveled the world is search of valuable artifacts like the Sea Crown. The Phantom is currently serving a sentence in jail for his crimes.
In the anime
The Phantom was first introduced in the movie snatching the Manaphy Egg as it was drifting through the ocean. He had it in his possession for only a short time before Jack Walker took it and escaped.
After Team Rocket spot the Manaphy Egg, James 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. Despite destroying the group's trailer, the group escaped into ruins left by the People of the Water. However, Phantom used a crystal from the People of the Water to follow the group.
As the Marina group, Ash and his friends ventured towards Samiya, the Phantom was seen tracking down the group's boat, but remained unseen by the group. Once the Phantom reached the Sea Crown, he began to take the jewels off it one by one, causing the Sea Temple to sink. Jackie came and put most of the jewels back in place, but after a frantic fight, one of the jewels fell and became lost.
Realizing the Temple was sinking, The Phantom got out of the sinking temple on a water rocket. After the temple was eventually saved, he came up and stole Manaphy, knowing that he only needed Manaphy to relocate Samiya and the Sea Crown. 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 countered with its Heart Swap Ability, restoring order to the Water-type Pokémon. Soon the water Pokémon attacked the base, with the Wailord bashing the submarine, as well as creating a tear in the base. The Chinchou swam into the crack, short-circuiting the submarine. Lastly, Manaphy ordered Kyogre to use its Hyper Beam to destroy the submarine. 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 suit.
Phantom remained pinned down during the ending, and during the credits, the Phantom was seen in jail with Galen, thanks to Jackie tipping Officer Jenny on his whereabouts.
Phantom briefly reappeared in a montage in The Rise of Darkrai, which chronicled the preceding nine movies.
The Phantom is known for his maniacal laugh and pirate attire. He uses an arsenal of machines, including submarines and helicopters, more often than his Pokémon to overwhelm anyone who gets in his way. However, he is not above using his Pokémon when the situation calls for it.
The Phantom is determined to achieve his goals, including, most notably, possession of the Sea Crown, which he is obsessed over. He is prepared for direct confrontation, as shown when he attempted to pry the Manaphy Egg from May's hands at one point. He also wears a mechanized suit underneath his pirate attire, which grants him superhuman strength. He appears to be very knowledgeable about the People of the Water and managed to obtain a crystal bracelet prior to the events of the movie.
| Chatot, nicknamed Casey, appears throughout the movie next to Phantom, frequently imitating the pirate's speech. During the credits, it is revealed that Casey ends up with Jack Walker after the Phantom is imprisoned.
It briefly reappeared in a montage in The Rise of Darkrai, which chronicled the preceding nine movies.
None of Casey's moves are known.
|| Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of The Sea
| Voice actors
|| Sean Reyes
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.
- The Phantom owning a Chatot mirrors the stereotypical image of a pirate with a parrot on his shoulder.
- Chatot's nickname, Casey, is never stated in the movie but it appears in the closed captions.
- His personality and quotes are much inspired by the Tuco character in the 1967 spaghetti western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
- In Ken Sugimori's concept art for Phantom, he was depicted with silver hair. This was changed to him possessing blue hair for unknown reasons.
|| ファントム船長 Captain Phantom
|| From phantom (ghost)
|| The Phantom
|| Same as his Japanese name
|| From fantôme (phantom, ghost)
| European Spanish
|| From Fantômas
| Latin American Spanish
|| From fantasma (phantom, ghost)
|| 팬텀 선장 Captain Phantom
팬텀 톨프 Phantom Tolpeu*
| From phantom (ghost)
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 幽靈 Yōulíng*
海盗幽灵 Hǎidào Yōulíng*
海盗幻影 Hǎidào Huànyǐng*
幻影船长 Huànyǐng Chuánzhǎng*
| From 幽靈 yōulíng (phantom, ghost)|
From 幽灵 yōulíng (phantom, ghost)
From 幻影 huànyǐng (phantom, illusion)
From 幻影 huànyǐng (phantom, illusion)