フヨウ Fuyō
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Phoebe.png
Artwork from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Gender Female
Eye color Blue
Hair color Black
Hometown Unknown
Region Hoenn
Relatives Grandparents at Mt. Pyre
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 Ghost types

Phoebe (Japanese: フヨウ Fuyō) is a Master Ghost-type Trainer and member of the Hoenn Elite Four.

In the games

In Generation III, Phoebe is the second member of the Hoenn Elite Four. Her strategy is to confuse and confound with Pokémon she considers indefinable.

Most of her Pokémon are pure Ghosts, with the exception of Sableye, which is half Dark-type. Her grandmother resides at Mt. Pyre, where she does most of her training, and Phoebe hopes she's doing well. While it is unknown who her grandmother is, it is quite likely that she is the old lady that guards the Red Orb and the Blue Orb at the top of the mountain.

She also claims to have the ability to communicate with Ghost Pokémon, presumably in a similar fashion that Psychic specialists like Anabel* and Sabrina communicate with their Pokémon through telepathy.

Trainer's Eyes/Match Call

Elite Four Phoebe

Confuse and confound.RSE
Confuse and confound opponents.ORAS
Trainer's Pokémon
There's nothing definite.RSE
It's hard to pin them down.ORAS
I wonder how my grandma at Mt. Pyre is doing?RSE
I wonder how my grandma is doing at Mt. Pyre.ORAS


Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Initial battle



Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

  • Before battle
"Ahahaha! I'm Phoebe of the Elite Four. I did my training on Mt. Pyre. While I trained, I gained the ability to commune with Ghost-type Pokémon. Yes, the bond I developed with Pokémon is extremely tight. So, come on, just try and see if you can even inflict damage on my Pokémon!"
  • Being defeated
"Oh, darn. I've gone and lost."
  • After being defeated
"There's a definite bond between you and your Pokémon, too. I didn't recognize it, so it's only natural that I lost. Yup, I'd like to see how far your bond will carry you. Go ahead, move to the next room."
  • Over the PokéNavE
"Hi, <player>. How about coming back here again sometime? I'd like to see much tighter your bond has grown with your Pokémon."

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Ever Grande City

First battle

  • Before battle
"Hahaha! I'm Phoebe of the Elite Four."
"I did my training on Mt. Pyre. While I trained there, I gained the ability to commune with Ghost-type Pokémon."
"The bond I developed with my Pokémon is extremely tight. Come on! Just try and see if you can even inflict damage on my Pokémon!"
  • Being defeated
"Oh, darn. I've gone and lost."
  • After being defeated
"There's definitely a bond between you and your Pokémon, too. I didn’t recognize that fact, so it's only natural that I lost. Yup, I’d like to see how far your bond will carry you. Go ahead. Move on to the next room."


  • Before battle
"Ahaha! I've been waiting for you! I'm bringing a little something new to the table this time! Prepare yourself and bring it on!"
  • Being defeated
"I expected no less of you!"
  • After being defeated
"Hmmp, what a shame. I lost again, huh? But on the bright side... We fought together, so the bonds between my Pokémon and me got even deeper! I look forward to being able to battle you again sometime!"
Mt. Pyre
"...I know, right?! ...Uh-huh. ...Uh-huh-uh-huh. ...Ahahaha! You're always joking around! ...Uh-huh, got it. ...OK, I'll be back!"
"Oh? You... What are you doing in a place like this?
Training: "Hmmm, I see. I usually train here. Today I had planned to come see my grandma here, though. Well, good luck with your training! See you in the Pokémon League!"
Paying respects: "Oh, I see. That must be why my grandma was talking about you earlier. It looks like you made a lasting impression on my grandma. Well, I guess I'll be on my way. See you in the Pokémon League!"


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


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Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Phoebe in Pokémon Adventures

Phoebe debuts in the Ruby & Sapphire chapter. She and the other Elite Four members were called by Steven to help protect the Hoenn region from the battle between Groudon and Kyogre. While the other Elite Four are tasked with attempting to open the chambers containing the Legendary Pokémon Regirock, Regice, and Registeel, Phoebe goes to meet with a blind boy that holds a slab that has the secret to awaken the three Pokémon.

After the slab is translated and Steven manages to awaken the Legendary Pokémon, Phoebe is tasked with controlling Regice alongside Glacia. The Elite Four, Steven, and Wallace all control the three Pokémon 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. Phoebe later mourns Steven's death before his revival at the hands of Ruby's Celebi.


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

Phoebe's Dusclops
Dusclops is Phoebe's only known Pokémon. It was first seen with its Trainer when they appeared before Wallace with Steven and the other Elite Four members. Later, it was used to save the Swimmer and blind boy from the crumbling buildings of Slateport City.

Dusclops's only known move is Shadow Punch.

Debut The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon XIII
Phoebe's Regice
Main article: Brandon's Regice

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

Debut A Royal Rumbl with Regirock, Regice and Registeel II

In the TCG

Phoebe was featured in the TCG. The following is a list of cards featuring Phoebe or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

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 #
Phoebe's Stadium T [St] EX Power Keepers Uncommon 79/108 World Champions Pack Uncommon 096/108


  • Phoebe is the only Elite Four member not to have a Water type in Pokémon Emerald.
  • Of the notable Ghost-type specialists, she is the only one not to use a Gengar at any time.
  • Shedinja is the only fully evolved Ghost-type Pokémon of Generation III Phoebe does not use.


Language Name Origin
Japanese フヨウ Fuyō From 芙蓉 fuyō (cotton rosemallow, referring to the flowers in her hair) and 妖怪 yōkai (phantom; strange apparitions)
English Phoebe From phobia or phantom
French Spectra From spectre, ghost
German Antonia From Phantom
Italian Ester From esoterico (esoteric), esper, or extrasensoriale (extrasensory)
Spanish Fátima From fantasma, phantom
Korean 회연 Hoeyeon From 환영 (幻影) hwanyeong, phantom
Chinese (Mandarin) 芙蓉 Fúróng From 芙蓉 fúróng, cotton rosemallow

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