The Phantom

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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
ファントム船長 Captain Phantom
Phantom.png
The Phantom
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Anime debut Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
English voice actor Eric Schussler
Japanese voice actor Hiroshi Fujioka

The Phantom (Japanese: ファントム船長 Captain Phantom) is the main antagonist in the fourth Advanced Generation series movie, Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.

In the anime

The Phantom is the captain of a crew whose ultimate goal is to possess the Sea Crown. He is shown to have super-human strength due to his mechanized suit. He appears to be very knowledgeable about the People of the Water and even has a crystal from the People of the Water. He travels around using his own submarine and helicopter.

The pirate captain 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.

The Phantom's mecha suit

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.

Pokémon

On hand

Phantom's Pinsir
Pinsir
Pinsir makes its only appearance in the beginning of the movie when Phantom tried to stop Jack Walker.

Pinsir's only known move is Hyper Beam.

Debut Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of The Sea
Phantom's Parasect
Parasect
Parasect makes its only appearance in the beginning of the movie when Phantom tried to stop Jack Walker.

None of Parasect's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of The Sea

"Released"

Jack Walker's Chatot
Chatot
Chatot appears throughout the movie many times next to Phantom, frequently imitating the pirate's speech. During the credits, it is revealed that Chatot ends up with Jack Walker after the Phantom is imprisoned.
Debut Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of The Sea
Voice actors
Japanese Hori
English Sean Reyes

Temporary

Phantom's Manaphy Egg
Manaphy Egg
Main article: Manaphy (M09)

The Phantom was only in possession on Manaphy's Egg for the first few moments of the movie before Jack Walker took it from him while disguised as an underling.

Debut Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of The Sea

Artwork

Sugimori Phantom anime.png
Ken Sugimori's design of The Phantom

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 藤岡弘 Hiroshi Fujioka
English Eric Schussler
Dutch Marcel Jonker
German Thomas Albus
Italian Riccardo Peroni
Brazilian Portuguese Gilberto Baroli
European Spanish Fernando Hernández

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.

Phantom'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 #
Phantom's Beedrill Grass       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy   001/019
Phantom's Chatot Colorless       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy   011/019
 

Trivia

  • The Phantom owning a Chatot mirrors the stereotypical image of a pirate with a parrot on his shoulder.
  • 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.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ファントム船長 Captain Phantom
English The Phantom From his Japanese name.
Spanish Fantomas From Fantômas.
Korean 팬텀 Phantom Transliteration of his Japanese name.
Chinese 幽靈 Yōulíng Translation of Phantom.


Movie characters
Human protagonists
Sir AaronAliceAudreyBarazBiancaCarlitaChymiaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusNewton Graceland
JuanitaKarlKathrynLisaLizabethLorenzoProfessor LundTory LundMannesMarenMelodyMerayNeesha
RafeRaliRebeccaRowenaSamSheenaSidKidd SummersTonioTowaJack WalkerYuko
Human antagonists
AlvaAnnieButlerDamonDohga‎EtherGalenGooneMolly HaleIron-Masked MarauderGrings Kodai
Lawrence IIIMarcusMerilynOakleyThe PhantomRiotArgus SteelMillis SteelZero
Pokémon
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)Genesect
GiratinaHoopaJirachiKeldeoKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugiaMagearnaManaphyMew (M01)Mew (M08)
Mewtwo (OS)Mewtwo (BW)MoltresPalkiaPichuPikachutwoRaikouRayquazaRegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiramShaymin
SlowkingSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionVolcanionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekromZoroarkZorua
Others
Baron AlbertoBlock BotAliciaAllegraAstridBanksCarolDabuDavidOld Man DomDonukeDundeeEvaFlamelDr. FujiGabu
GhrisGlacineGodeyGroudon (M06)Spencer HaleHeroes of Truth and IdealsQueen IleneInfiJennyJoeJudyKaiKakoKanata
KatoKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLaylaLeekuLucianneLuisLuisaMakoMalinManukeMarcus's soldiersMaury
MeredithMewtwo's creatorsMirandaMisakiMooseMother and daughterNikolaOginPegPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teams
RavineRaymondQueen RinRossSabuSchuylerShipShunTakaTammyTannerTappTatsukiTobiasUschiMr. White

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