Kiawe

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Kiawe
カキ Kaki
Sun Moon Kiawe.png
Artwork from Sun and Moon
Age 11-19SM
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Hometown Paniola Town
Region Alola
Relatives Unnamed father and mother (games)
Sima, Rango, Mimo, unnamed grandfather (anime only)
Trainer class Trial Captain
Generation VII
Games Sun and Moon
Specializes in Fire types
Anime counterpart Kiawe
Counterpart debut Alola to New Adventure!

Kiawe (Japanese: カキ Kaki) is the Trial Captain of Akala Island's Wela Volcano Park. He specializes in Fire-type Pokémon.

In the games

Kiawe appears in Pokémon Sun and Moon as a Trial Captain who provides guidance to trial-goers. Together with his Marowak, he studies the traditional dances of the Alola region. He says that his trials are different from the others and test the player's observation. In Kiawe's trial, he asks the player to identify the difference between two dances.

In Pokémon Sun, after defeating Olivia, the player can find Kiawe in his room at Paniola Town during the night. Upon speaking with him, he will immediately leave for the Thrifty Megamart at Royal Avenue. Once the player arrives, Kiawe will be seen briefly speaking with his boss before requesting for a battle with the player. After his defeat, he states that he had just been fired from his part-time job, and he mentions his wish to travel to another region to further his studies for dancing. Shortly after telling his story, he will award the player the Reverent battle style. He can later be encountered again at the Battle Tree as a possible opponent or Multi Battle partner.

Pokémon

Pokémon Sun

Kiawe's Pokémon are kept in Ultra Balls.

First possible battle


Battle Tree

Kiawe uses three of the Pokémon below in Single Battles, four in Double Battles, and two in Multi Battles.

059Arcanine.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Intimidate or Flash Fire
Held item:
Bag White Herb Sprite.png White Herb
Arcanine/ Lv.50
Overheat
Fire Special
Sunny Day
Fire Status
Solar Beam
Grass Special
Extreme Speed
Normal Physical
059Arcanine.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Intimidate or Flash Fire
Held item:
Bag Fightinium Z Sprite.png Fightinium Z
Arcanine/ Lv.50
Close Combat
Fighting Physical
Flare Blitz
Fire Physical
Crunch
Dark Physical
Extreme Speed
Normal Physical
105Marowak-Alola.png
Types:
Fire Ghost
Ability:
Cursed Body or Lightning Rod
Held item:
Bag Thick Club Sprite.png Thick Club
Marowak/ Lv.50
Shadow Bone
Ghost Physical
Flare Blitz
Fire Physical
Detect
Fighting Status
Stomping Tantrum
Ground Physical
115Kangaskhan.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Early Bird or Scrappy
Held item:
Bag Kangaskhanite Sprite.png Kangaskhanite
Kangaskhan Lv.50
Fake Out
Normal Physical
Facade
Normal Physical
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Sucker Punch
Dark Physical
115Kangaskhan.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Early Bird or Scrappy
Held item:
Bag Kangaskhanite Sprite.png Kangaskhanite
Kangaskhan Lv.50
Fake Out
Normal Physical
Double-Edge
Normal Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Sucker Punch
Dark Physical
663Talonflame.png
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Flame Body or Gale Wings
Held item:
Bag Focus Sash Sprite.png Focus Sash
Talonflame/ Lv.50
Swords Dance
Normal Status
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Flail
Normal Physical
Acrobatics
Flying Physical
663Talonflame.png
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Flame Body or Gale Wings
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Talonflame/ Lv.50
Brave Bird
Flying Physical
Flare Blitz
Fire Physical
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Swords Dance
Normal Status
758Salazzle.png
Types:
Poison Fire
Ability:
Corrosion or Oblivious
Held item:
Bag Focus Sash Sprite.png Focus Sash
Salazzle Lv.50
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Sludge Bomb
Poison Special
Nasty Plot
Dark Status
Fake Out
Normal Physical
758Salazzle.png
Types:
Poison Fire
Ability:
Corrosion or Oblivious
Held item:
Bag Firium Z Sprite.png Firium Z
Salazzle Lv.50
Overheat
Fire Special
Sludge Wave
Poison Special
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
Fake Out
Normal Physical

Quotes

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Reason: The first question "Not right now" option and player's loss in Battle Tree.
Battle Royal Dome
"You were on fire during that battle. I hope you bring that fire with you and burn up my trial."
"The name's Kiawe, the Fire captain. You can get to Wela Volcano Park from Route 7. I'll be waiting on the peak. If you plan to see your island challenge through to the end, climb to the top with your strongest team!"
Wela Volcano Park
"I am Kiawe. My Marowak and I are students of the ancient dances that have been passed down in Alola for generations."
"The trial of Kiawe... You will find that it is a bit different than the trials you have faced to this point, but of course, you will attempt it, right?"
Not right now:
Of course!: "My trial will test your powers of observation! There will be a dance...and then another. Your task will be to find the difference between the two. Begin!"
"Watch carefully and memorize this dance."
"What was different from the previous dance?"
Show me again!: Both of the dances will play again.
The left/right Marowak: "Astounding! It is astounding how wrong you are! Come, Marowak!"
  • After defeating the Marowak (wrong answers)
"When you answer incorrectly, my Marowak grow so enraged that they cannot help but attack. Watch once more, carefully this time!"
The middle Marowak: "B-but how?! That was truly spectacular! And to add to the spectacle... Come, Marowak!"
  • After defeating the Marowak (correct answer)
"Marowak was so pleased by your right answer that it simply had to battle you!"
"Onward to the second dance!"
"Watch carefully and memorize this dance."
"What was different from the previous dance?"
Show me again!: Both of the dances will play again.
The left/middle/right Marowak: "Astounding! It is astounding how wrong you are! Come, Marowak!"
  • After defeating the Marowak (wrong answers)
"When you answer incorrectly, my Marowak grow so enraged that they cannot help but attack. Watch once more, carefully this time!"
The Hiker: "B-but how?! That was truly spectacular! And to add to the spectacle... Come, my fine Hiker!"
  • After defeating the Hiker (correct answer)
"My Hiker friend was so pleased by your right answer that he simply had to battle you!"
"Onward...to the final dance!"
"Watch carefully and memorize this dance."
"What was different from the previous dance?"
Show me again!: Both of the dances will play again.
Regardless of the remaining choices: "B-but how?! That was truly spectacular! And to add to the spectacle... Come, Totem Pokémon!"
  • After defeating Totem Salazzle
"Whoa! S-spectacular! With your keen observations, you were able to see even fine differences in our dances! And you defeated the Totem Pokémon with such ease!"
"The Totem Pokémon was carrying a Firium Z. It is yours now."
"This is how you use the Fire-type Z-Power!"
"Thank you, my dear Marowak!"
"For when you meet a Pokémon that you would like to make your companion, take these!"
"What's more! You may now use the Ride Pokémon Charizard. Charizard will lend you his strength, and you will be able to go anywhere you have been in an instant."
"The Firium Z...you should show it to the Trial Guide outside the captain's barricade at the bottom of the mountain. It is time for us to return to our dance. The feelings of the Alolan people and our Pokémon, and the true nature of Z-Power... The answers lie in our dance! And so we must dance on!"
Lush Jungle
"Sorry to keep you waiting."
"I've brought a Thick Club and a Rare Bone."
"Here you are."
"Yes, even back at Wela Volcano Park my vaunted Salazzle didn't stand a chance."
"If you insist."
"It tastes so good you might melt... No, wait. Is that my tongue that's melting...?"
"Uhhn!"
"S-SPICY!!!"
Paniola TownS
"Yah! Hoo! Hee! Hyah!"
"Huhn?"
"Oh. It's you, <player>."
What are you doing?: "This is my fire dance training."
What was that all about?: "This is my torch staff. When I'm actually performing fire dances, I'll light it on fire."
"Whenever I have free time, I practice my dance as much as I can. It takes a lot of repetition to get good at it...just like Pokémon battles."
"Oh, look at the time!"
"Sorry, I know you just got here, but I have to go to the Thrifty Megamart. If you need to talk to me, come meet me there."
Royal AvenueS
"I see..."
"It's all right. I know how hard you've worked to open this location after the guardian deity destroyed the previous one in anger. I understand, boss."
"Thank you very much."
"It's OK, boss. You can head back in now."
"How could this happen...?"
"Oh, it's you, <player>."
"If you don't mind, I'd like to battle you, <player>."
Just a minute: "I see... I'll be waiting for you here, then."
Of course: "I don't feel like dancing by myself right now..."
  • Upon being defeated
"...I can't beat you if I keep my troubles to myself."
  • After being defeated
"So strong... I should've known. You did clear my trial, after all. By the way, did you overhear what we were just talking about?"
What are you talking about?: "You're too considerate, <player>."
Yeah, kind of...: "<Player>. Yes, of course you did..."
"My dream is to become a professional fire dancer. I've been saving up forever to go study dance abroad. But I was just laid off from my part-time job. It seems like nothing ever goes right..."
"Sorry. I didn't mean to trouble you with my problems, <player>. You're so easy to talk to, though. I feel much better after talking with you. Thank you for being there. I'll be going then. Until we meet again, <player>!"
Battle Tree
  • Before battle
"I'll fully display the vaunted dancing of my Pokémon!
  • Upon being defeated
"Win or lose, there's never enough dancing!"
  • If the player is defeated

Sprites

VSKiawe.png
VS model from
Sun and Moon
Kiawe SM OD.png
Overworld model from
Sun and Moon

In the anime

Kiawe in the anime
Main article: Kiawe (anime)

Kiawe debuted in Alola to New Adventure!. He is a student at the Pokémon School of Melemele Island and one of Ash's classmates. He owns a Z-Ring and is very gruff compared to his classmates. Besides attending school, he provides a helping hand at his family's farm, making deliveries between islands with his Charizard.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese カキ Kaki From 柿 kaki (Asian persimmon) and 火気 kaki (fire)
English, French,
German, Spanish
Kiawe From kiawe, a species of mesquite tree whose wood is a source of long-lasting firewood and charcoal
Italian Kawe Similar to English name
Korean 키아웨 Kiawe Transliteration of English name
Chinese (Mandarin) 卡奇 Kǎqí Transliteration of Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 卡奇 Kākèih Transliteration of Japanese name
Russian Киаве Kiave Transcription of English name


Trivia

  • Text files in the games indicate that there was an additional trial between the second and final trials. This trial would have featured a Pikachu during part of the dance that would need to be battled to continue.

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Trial Captains and Island Kahunas of the Alola region
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Kiawe
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Hokulani Observatory
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Thrifty Megamart
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None
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Melemele Island
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