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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 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.
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.
| 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.
|| 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.
- 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
|| The Phantom
|| From his Japanese name.
|| From Fantômas.
|| 팬텀 Phantom
|| Transliteration of his Japanese name.
|| 幽靈 Yōulíng
|| Translation of Phantom.