シオニラ Shionira
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Phyco.png
Artwork from Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Light blue
Hair color Blue
Hometown Ultra Megalopolis
Region Ultra Space
Generation VII
Games Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Member of Ultra Recon Squad
Rank Captain
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Debut Darkness!! The Mysterious Claws of Necrozma!

Phyco (Japanese: シオニラ Shionira) is the Captain of the Ultra Recon Squad. He and Soliera play a central role in Pokémon Ultra Moon.

In the core series games


Phyco is a ranking Captain of the Ultra Recon Squad and a resident of Ultra Megalopolis. He is always seen accompanied by his subordinate Soliera, who assists in his investigations and conducts Pokémon battles on his behalf.

Pokémon Ultra Sun

Phyco stays behind with Soliera in Ultra Megalopolis, while Dulse and Zossie conduct their research in Alola. He is first encountered upon arriving to Ultra Megalopolis, and will take interest in the player before directing them to the Megalo Tower in order to quell Necrozma. When spoken to, he will summon either a Solgaleo or Lunala, depending on the player's request, to return them to Alola. This selection will determine the Pokémon ridden in Ultra Warp Ride.

Pokémon Ultra Moon

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Phyco and Soliera are encountered throughout the player's journey in Alola, where the pair are conducting research on Z-Crystals. They first appear outside of Iki Town while on the way to the festival, but do not formally introduce themselves until after the first trial in Verdant Cavern.


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Main article: Phyco/Quotes

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Phyco in Pokémon Adventures

Phyco debuted in Darkness!! The Mysterious Claws of Necrozma!. He arrived at the Poni Altar to meet with Lusamine so he could take her to the Ultra Megalopolis. After seeing the wild Naganadel Phyco used to travel through Ultra Space, Lusamine demonstrated the Beast Ball's power by using one to catch it. She then requested that Phyco take her to Naganadel's habitat before heading to their actual destination. Later, Phyco, Lusamine, and several Aether Foundation Employees arrived at the Ultra Megalopolis, where they found Necrozma battling Sun and Moon. When a comment from Sun angered Lusamine, she sent out a Nihilego and had it fuse with her.

In Ray of Light!! Through the Crack in the Sky!, Necrozma fled to the top of Megalo Tower while Lusamine chased after it. Phyco and the others tried pursuing them, but were sucked into an Ultra Wormhole Necrozma created, dropping everyone into the skies above Mount Lanakila. Phyco and the others later witnessed Necrozma battling against Zygarde in its Complete Forme. During the clash, Necrozma opened a wormhole, summoning Dulse to Alola. It absorbed the Ultranecrozium Z Dulse had with him, allowing Necrozma to transform into Ultra Necrozma. The Ultra Recon Squad decided the best option to stop Necrozma was to capture it, but due to Lusamine's meddling, there were no Beast Balls left to use. Nanu stated he could have another Beast Ball delivered, but told Sun and Zygarde to keep Necrozma busy while they waited for it to arrive.

Later, Moon joined in the battle, and with a combined attack from Zygarde, Lunala, and Solgaleo, Necrozma was finally downed. Anabel arrived with the final Beast Ball, but it was destroyed when Necrozma launched one final attack. Sun revealed he picked up the Beast Ball Moon tried using on Lusamine earlier, which Anabel decided to let Zossie use. Zossie captured Necrozma with the Beast Ball, hoping that it could one day be healed of its injured state.


This Naganadel is close to the Ultra Recon Squad. It was used by Phyco to travel through Ultra Space to meet with Lusamine at the Poni Altar. Shortly after Phyco arrived, Lusamine battled and caught Naganadel for herself.

None of Naganadel's moves are known.

Debut Darkness!! The Mysterious Claws of Necrozma!


Language Name Origin
Japanese シオニラ Shionira From シオニラ shionira (noodle seagrass)
English Phyco From Phycoschoenus, a synonym of the genus Syringodium
German Cyonir From the family Cymodoceaceae and Syringodium isoetifolium (scientific name of noodle seagrass)
Spanish Siro From Syringodium
French Cym From Cymodocea isoetifolia, a synonym for the noodle seagrass
Italian Syron From Syringodium
Korean 시오니라 Sionira Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 西奧尼拉 / 西奥尼拉 Xī'àonílā Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 西奧尼拉 Sāi'ounèihlāai Mandarin-based transcription of his Japanese name
Russian Файко Fayko Transcription of his English name

Captains: Phyco
Other members: DulseSolieraZossie
Locations: Ultra MegalopolisMegalo Tower

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