Phil the Photo Guy

Phil the Photo Guy
カメラおやじ Old Man Camera
XY Phil the Photo Guy.png
Overworld model from
Pokémon X and Y
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Unknown
Hair color Black
Hometown Unknown
Region Kalos
Generation VI
Games X and Y

Phil the Photo Guy (Japanese: カメラおやじ Old Man Camera) is a non-player character in Pokémon X and Y. He takes pictures of the player at various locations in Kalos.

In the core series games

When the player interacts with a Photo Spot, they can call Phil the Photo Guy to take a picture of them in the area. Once a photo is taken, it is saved on the SD card of the player's Nintendo 3DS system, and it can also be sent to the Pokémon Global Link via Game Sync. Phil the Photo Guy can also show the player photos that have previously been taken.


This is a list of Photo Spots that the player can call Phil to:

Location Sublocation Photo location
Aquacorde Town At the top right part of town, past the Potions shop In front of the arch by Route 1
Parfum Palace At the bottom right of the front lawn of the palace In front of the palace gates
Route 7 Outside the entrance to Connecting Cave In front of the Battle Chateau
Geosenge Town At the right side of town, by the entrance to Route 11 At the center of town
Shalour City On the northern beach before the Tower of Mastery In front of the Tower of Mastery
Azure Bay On a sand island at the bay's entrance On a Lapras in the center of the bay
Lumiose City Outside Prism Tower, close to Vernal Avenue In front of Prism Tower
Frost Cavern To the left of the cavern entrance In front of the cavern entrance
Anistar City To the right of the sundial In front of the central garden of the sundial
Couriway Town Next to Hotel Couriway at the bottom of town In front of the waterfalls
Snowbelle City At the bottom part of town To the left of the Snowbelle Gym
Pokémon League To the right of the Pokémon Center In a shallow pool in front of the league building


Any Photo Spot
"Hey! What do you want to do?"
Take a photo: "All right. I'll take a great photo! Let's move to the shooting location!"
  • After taking a photo
"Yay, this is a great shot!"
View a photo: "Wait a minute, wait a minute! I haven't taken a single photo of you. Let's take at least one photo, OK?" / "Oh, you want to see a photo? Here's the latest photo that I'm proud of!"
About the camera: "A camera is a tool for making photos. To take a photo, press the R button. You can zoom in by pressing right on the +Control Pad. Zoom out by pressing left. Press the A Button for manual mode. You can do lots of cool things! Reset the angle by pressing the START button. The photo will be saved to the SD Card, and you can see it with the Nintendo 3DS Camera. Also, you can use Game Sync to send it to the Pokémon Global Link. Take a great photo and dazzle everyone!"
Good-bye: "All right. See ya!"
  • If the player gives a tip (any amount)
"Not too shabby at all! You have a natural talent as a model. See ya!"
  • If the player does not give a tip
"OK. See ya!"
Lumiose Station
"You know, cameras and railways were first developed around the same time. In short, that means railway enthusiasts like myself have been able to capture these lovelies on film from the start!"
Mamoswine Building
"Looking great! That smile is just the best!"


  • In French, the name of Cameron (F. Otto) is the abbreviation of the name of Phil the Photo Guy (Otto Focus), which suggests that they could be just one person. This is not the case in other languages though.


Language Name Origin
Japanese カメラおやじ Old Man Camera From camera
English Phil the Photo Guy Possibly from film
French Otto Focus From autofocus
German Kamerakauz From camera and Kauz (codger)
Italian Sig. Grandangolo From grandangolo (wide shot, or wide-angle lens)
Korean 카메라아저씨 Kamera Ajeossi From camera
Spanish Marco Carrete From marco (frame) and carrete (camera roll)

See also

Non-player characters in the core series games
Kalos Professor SycamoreGraceCalemSerenaShaunaTiernoTrevorAlexaCassiusInverSinaDexioGurkinn
BonnieDianthaAZLookerEmmaMr. BondingPhil the Photo GuyMemory GirlPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team FlareGym guideGym LeadersElite FourBattle ChatelainesName RaterDay-Care CoupleJudge

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