|First appearance||The Battle Begins|
|Voiced by||Chiharu Suzuka|
Skyress (Japanese version Phoenix (フェニックス Fenikkusu) in the Japanese version) is a phoenix-like Bakugan.
Skyress possesses the ultimate ability to resurrect. Her impressive vision scours the horizon. She has gigantic wing span and numerous long tails with sharp feathers at its tip. She is noble with a chivalrous spirit and fair in battle. She evolves into Storm Skyress.
Ventus Skyress is Shun's Guardian Bakugan, given to him by his mother to watch over him. Because of that, she loves Shun very much and always protects him. Skyress is a very strong Bakugan, both mentally and physically. Her strongest Ability Card is Green Nobility - Violent Winds.
She has no tolerance for Harpus and doesn't like how disrespectful she is.
- Ability Cards
- Green Nobility - Fire Storm: Adds 200 Gs to Skyress.
- Green Nobility - Violent Winds (Green Nobility - Soar Violent Winds): Doubles the current G-Power of Skyress.
- Winds of Fury: If there are 3 Ventus Bakugan on the field, with one of them being Skyress, subtracts 50 Gs from each Bakugan on the field for each Ventus Bakugan on the side of the player.
Ability Card (Bakugan Video Game)
- Fire Storm: Adds 200 Gs to Skyress.
Later, Skyress evolves into Storm Skyress (ゼフィロス・ストームフェニックス Zefirosu Sutōmu Fenikkusu, original version Zephyros Storm Phoenix). She evolves when Shun realizes that he cannot go on living alone and needs his friends to help him. As a tear falls onto Skyress's old Ability Card, it begins to change along with Skyress. The Ability Card changes into Destruction Meteor Storm, increasing her G- Power to 450. With this newfound strength Storm Skyress and Shun were able to defeat Vestroia’s Ventus Legendary Soldier, Oberus.
Skyress was re-released as a Series 1 Special Attack "jumping" Bakugan. The crest deploys in mid roll causing the Bakugan to hop onto the playing field. This trick is thought to be challenging due to its unusual method of executing a backspin needed for the protruding crest.
In Japan, its Ventus version in BCV-04 comes with 200 G and 500 G. The Aquos version has 600 G.
Skyress was released in Series 2 of the Mega Keychain novelties.
Shun uses Skyress in Bakugan Battle Brawlers, which starts with 390 Gs. In the Ultimate Battle Tournament Skyress can evolve with 510 Gs.
- Skyress is the first Bakugan to defeat Drago in battle, and the only female Bakugan to defeat him.
- She is one of only nine female Bakugan in the show. They are: Skyress, Harpus, Tigrerra, Wavern, Sirenoid, Elfin, Lars Lion, Oberus, and Ingram (although given that Ingram turns male after her evolution into Master Ingram, and the Japanese version makes Ingram male from the start, it's likely that Ingram was supposed to be male).
- In the Dutch version, Skyress is male.
- In the Dutch version, all of Skyress' abilities are euphemisms for farts. In fact, before Skyress evolved a quiet fart noise was edited in during his abilities. After he evolves this did not happen again.
- Something to note is that she and Drago are similar in that:
- The first letter of their names are the same as their brawling partners (Dan and Drago, Shun and Skyress)
- Both of their first evolutions also start with the first letter of their names (Delta Dragonoid and Storm Skyress)
- Both of them somehow act as guides for Shun and Dan
- Their personalities are similar to their brawling partners (Skyress is calm and composed like Shun, Drago is hot-headed and impatient like Dan)
- Both are wise on and off the battlefield.
- Both their names are references to their attributes: Drago as in Dragonoid which originates from Dragon, which are mythological fire-breathing monsters, often capable of flying. Pyrus, Drago's attribute is fire. Skyress, which originates from Sky, which is often associated with flying and air. Ventus, Skyress' attribute is wind/air.