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An Aether Foundation Employee first appeared in ''[[SM044|A Dream Encounter!]]''. Several other Employees appeared in ''[[SM046|Deceiving Appearances!]]'', including a disguised {{TRT}}, who had been personally hired by [[Faba]] to serve as his underlings. However, they resigned in ''[[SM049|Mission: Total Recall!]]'' upon discovering Faba's plans to erase {{an|Lillie}}'s memories, with them declaring that even they wouldn't stoop so low.
 
An Aether Foundation Employee first appeared in ''[[SM044|A Dream Encounter!]]''. Several other Employees appeared in ''[[SM046|Deceiving Appearances!]]'', including a disguised {{TRT}}, who had been personally hired by [[Faba]] to serve as his underlings. However, they resigned in ''[[SM049|Mission: Total Recall!]]'' upon discovering Faba's plans to erase {{an|Lillie}}'s memories, with them declaring that even they wouldn't stoop so low.
   
Several Aether Foundation Employees appeared in ''[[SM096|Don't Ignore the Small Stufful!]]''. They listened as [[Wicke]] made an announcement about a missing {{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Stufful}}. Team Rocket were also seen in their Employee disguises, working under Wicke. They had planned to steal the Pokémon living in [[Aether Paradise]]'s conservation area as an offering to {{an|Giovanni}}, but their covers were blown after they were caught with Stufful.
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Several Aether Foundation Employees appeared in ''[[SM096|Don't Ignore the Small Stufful!]]''. They listened as [[Wicke]] made an announcement about a missing {{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Stufful}}. Team Rocket were also seen in their Employee disguises, working under Wicke. They had planned to steal the Pokémon living in [[Aether Paradise]]'s conservation area as an offering to {{an|Giovanni}}, but their covers were blown after they were caught with Stufful. Others appeared in flashbacks, seen releasing a group of {{p|Braviary}} and {{p|Wishiwashi}}.
   
 
In ''[[SM116|The Secret Princess!]]'', Wicke was revealed to have been an Aether Foundation Employee back when the Aether Foundation was founded.
 
In ''[[SM116|The Secret Princess!]]'', Wicke was revealed to have been an Aether Foundation Employee back when the Aether Foundation was founded.

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Aether Foundation Employee
エーテル財団 職員 Aether Foundation Staff
Sun Moon Aether Foundation Employees.png
Artwork from Sun and Moon
Other names
Introduced in Generation VII
Appears in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Gender Both
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Jessie, James, and Meowth (anime, SM046 - SM049; SM096)
Anime debut A Dream Encounter!
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut Homecoming and the Brilliant Professional Golfer (Adventures)

An Aether Foundation Employee (Japanese: エーテル財団 職員 Aether Foundation Staff) is a type of Pokémon Trainer introduced in Generation VII. They are employees of the Aether Foundation who are dressed in white, futuristic uniforms.

The player battles the Employees while raiding Aether Paradise in search of the kidnapped Lillie. During this sequence, the Employees act and look villainous when battled, acting similarly to the Grunts of villainous teams. In addition to the traditional male and female variants, the player will also battle masked scientist Employees in the Foundation's secret lab.

Outside the main plot, Aether Foundation Employees may be battled in the Battle Royal Dome and Battle Tree, each with distinct names and using the Aether Foundation Trainer class. These Employees are friendly and are truer to the ideals of the Foundation.

Most of the Employees keep their Pokémon in Great Balls, although scientist Employees use Repeat Balls instead.

Appearance

Spr SM Aether Foundation Employee M.pngSpr SM Aether Foundation Employee F.pngSpr SM Aether Foundation Employee scientist.png
In-battle models from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
VSAether Foundation Employee M.pngVSAether Foundation Employee F.pngVSAether Foundation Employee scientist.png
VS models from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Aether Foundation Employee m SM OD.pngAether Foundation Employee f SM OD.pngAether Foundation Employee scientist SM OD.png
Overworld models from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

Trainer list

Pokémon Sun and Moon


Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon


In the anime

Team Rocket as Aether Foundation Employees in the anime

An Aether Foundation Employee first appeared in A Dream Encounter!. Several other Employees appeared in Deceiving Appearances!, including a disguised Team Rocket, who had been personally hired by Faba to serve as his underlings. However, they resigned in Mission: Total Recall! upon discovering Faba's plans to erase Lillie's memories, with them declaring that even they wouldn't stoop so low.

Several Aether Foundation Employees appeared in Don't Ignore the Small Stufful!. They listened as Wicke made an announcement about a missing Stufful. Team Rocket were also seen in their Employee disguises, working under Wicke. They had planned to steal the Pokémon living in Aether Paradise's conservation area as an offering to Giovanni, but their covers were blown after they were caught with Stufful. Others appeared in flashbacks, seen releasing a group of Braviary and Wishiwashi.

In The Secret Princess!, Wicke was revealed to have been an Aether Foundation Employee back when the Aether Foundation was founded.

In SM128, Lillie revealed that every single person at the Aether Foundation helped to construct the Manalo Stadium.

In the manga

Aether Foundation Employees in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Aether Foundation Employees debuted in Homecoming and the Brilliant Professional Golfer, where two were seen on a commercial advertising their organization.

In Unleashing the Incredible Z-Move, a group of Employees were seen at Aether Paradise filming another Aether Foundation commercial.

In PASM15, a male Employee reported to Faba about Moon, Professor Kukui, and Professor Burnet, who had been rescued from a shipwreck and taken to Aether Paradise to recuperate. Faba had his Hypno attack the Employee for failing to use his proper title of Branch Chief as a way of ensuring that he would never do it again. Scared, the Employee apologized for his mistake and ran away.

In PASM16, two Employees appeared in a flashback where they were seen protecting a pair of Lillipup from a group of Team Skull Grunts. They were rescued by Mallow.

Masked Aether Foundation Employees in Pokémon Adventures

In PASM22, Faba and a group of masked Employees set off to Vast Poni Canyon. After arriving at their destination, Faba sent a small group of Employees to capture Hapu, the newly appointed Kahuna of Poni Island, while he and the remaining Employees traveled to the Poni Altar. Before the Altar team could leave, they were attacked by Moon and Anabel. Worried that his plans would be jeopardized, Faba had the Employees battle Moon's Pokémon, hoping that the clash would be enough of a distraction to allow him to escape.

After Faba left, Anabel switched out Moon's Pokémon for her own and used them to keep the Altar team busy while she, Moon, and Plumeria followed after the Branch Chief. Elsewhere, the Kahuna team encountered Hapu and Sun, but before they could capture their target, a Xurkitree that had been defeated by Gladion was thrown on top of them. Scared, the Kahuna team ran away and was told to join the Altar team and meet back with Faba. Once they arrived, Faba had the Employees join him in battling Moon, Anabel, and Plumeria.

Six months after the Poni Island incident, Faba had managed to take control of the Aether Foundation, running it like a dictatorship. Despite this, several Employees refused to fully ally themselves with Faba and secretly planned to stop him. When Lusamine whet missing, a female Employee and Wicke managed to locate her on Poni Island playing with a group of Ultra Beasts. Their attempts to dock on the island were thwarted by a Celesteela, forcing them to return to the Aether House on Ula'ula Island and meet up with Gladion and Lillie. Wicke decided the best option was for her and the Employee to return to Aether Paradise and gather information before making their next move.

Later, the female Employee and Wicke returned to Poni, only to find it empty. They returned to shore, where they found Mina and an injured Guzma. Mina traveled to Poni to meet with the otherTrial Captains, but mistakenly went to the wrong location. The Employee and Wicke had Guzma taken to Exeggutor Island to recuperate.

Later, a group of masked Employees accompanied Lusamine and Phyco to the Ultra Megalopolis so they could capture Necrozma. After Lusamine fused with her Nihilego, she teamed up with the Employees to attack Necrozma.

Pokémon

Aether Foundation's Ledian (×2)
Ledian (×2)
A Ledian was used to battle a group of attacking Team Skull Grunts in order to protect some Lillipup. Another Ledian was used by an Employee at Vast Poni Canyon to battle against Moon's Rowlet. Later, it was used to battle Moon and Anabel again in order to prevent them from chasing after Faba.

None of their moves are known.

Debut PASM23
Aether Foundation's Lileep
Lileep
Lileep was sent out by an Employee as part of Faba's plan to capture Hapu.

None of Lileep's moves are known.

Debut PASM23
Aether Foundation's Magneton
Magneton
Magneton was sent out by an Employee as part of Faba's plan to capture Hapu. Later, it was used to battle Moon and Anabel in order to prevent them from chasing after Faba.

None of Magneton's moves are known.

Debut PASM23
Aether Foundation's Raticate
Raticate
An Alolan Raticate was sent out by an Employee as part of Faba's plan to capture Hapu.

None of Raticate's moves are known.

Debut PASM23
Aether Foundation's Vanilluxe
Vanilluxe
Vanilluxe was sent out by an Employee at Vast Poni Canyon to battle against Moon. It battled against Moon's Mareanie. Later, it was used to battle Moon and Anabel again in order to prevent them from chasing after Faba.

None of Vanilluxe's moves are known.

Debut PASM23
Aether Foundation's Sliggoo
Sliggoo
Sliggoo was sent out by an Employee at Vast Poni Canyon to battle against Moon.

None of Sliggoo's moves are known.

Debut PASM23
Aether Foundation's Lumineon
Lumineon
Lumineon was sent out by an Employee at Vast Poni Canyon to battle against Moon. Later, it was used to battle Moon and Anabel again in order to prevent them from chasing after Faba.

None of Lumineon's moves are known.

Debut PASM23
Aether Foundation's Parasect
Parasect
Parasect was sent out by an Employee as part of Faba's plan to capture Hapu.

None of Parasect's moves are known.

Debut PASM24
Aether Foundation's Houndoom
Houndoom
Houndoom was sent out by an Employee as part of Faba's plan to capture Hapu. Later, it was used to battle Moon and Anabel in order to prevent them from chasing after Faba.

None of Houndoom's moves are known.

Debut PASM24
Aether Foundation's Pupitar
Pupitar
Pupitar was sent out by an Employee as part of Faba's plan to capture Hapu.

None of Pupitar's moves are known.

Debut PASM24
Aether Foundation's Arbok
Arbok
Arbok was sent out by an Employee as part of Faba's plan to capture Hapu. Later, it was used to battle Moon and Anabel in order to prevent them from chasing after Faba.

None of Arbok's moves are known.

Debut PASM24
Aether Foundation's Naganadel
Naganadel (multiple)
These Naganadel were used by several Employees to travel to the Ultra Megalopolis.

None of Naganadel's moves are known.

Debut PASM29
Aether Foundation's Stoutland
Stoutland
Stoutland was used by an Employee to scout around Poni Island to search for Lusamine and her Ultra Beasts.

None of Stoutland's moves are known.

Debut PASM30

In the TCG

This is a listing of cards mentioning or featuring Aether Foundation Employee in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Aether Foundation Employee Su Lost Thunder Uncommon 168/214 SM-P Promotional cards   219/SM-P
      GX Ultra Shiny SR 151/150
 

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 以太基金會的職員 Yíhtaai Gēigāmwúi-dīk Jīkyùhn
Mandarin 以太基金會的職員 Yǐtài Jījīnhuì-de Zhíyuán *
以太基金会职员 Yǐtài Jījīnhuì Zhíyuán *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Zaměstnanec Aether Foundation
France Flag.png French Employé de la Fondation Æther ()
Employée de la Fondation Æther ()
Germany Flag.png German Æther Foundation Personal
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Aether Alapítvány Alkalmazottai
Italy Flag.png Italian Dipendente (Fondazione Æther)
South Korea Flag.png Korean 에테르재단직원 Aether Jaedan Jig-won
Poland Flag.png Polish Pracownik Fundacji Aether*
Pracownik fundacji Aether*
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Funcionários da Aether*
Spain Flag.png Spanish Empleado de la Fundacion Æther ()
Empleada de la Fundacion Æther ()


President: Lusamine (anime)
Branch Chiefs: Faba (anime) • Wicke
Lower members: Aether Foundation
Aether Foundation Employees
Former members: GladionLillieMohn
Jessie*James*Meowth*
Ultra Guardians*: AshLanaKiaweLillie
SophoclesMallowGladion
Locations: Aether ParadiseAether House


Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Alola Ace DuoAce TrainerActorUSUMAether Branch ChiefAether FoundationAether Foundation Employee
Aether PresidentAthletic SiblingsBackpackerBeautyBellhopBlack BeltCaptainCollectorCookDancer
Eevee UserElite FourEspeon UserFirefighterFishermanFlareon UserGAME FREAKGentlemanGlaceon User
Golf BuddiesGolferHikerHoneymoonersIsland KahunaJanitorJolteon UserKarate FamilyLassLeafeon User
MadameOffice WorkerPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon TrainerPolice OfficerPreschooler
PrincipalPunk GirlPunk GuyPunk PairReporterUSUMRising StarRising Star DuoScientistSightseer
SwimmerSwimmersSwimmer GirlsSylveon UserTeacherTeam AquaUSUMTeam FlareUSUMTeam GalacticUSUM
Team MagmaUSUMTeam PlasmaUSUMTeam SkullTeam Skull AdminTeam Skull BossTeam Skull Grunt
Trial GuideTwinsUmbreon UserVaporeon UserVeteranVeteran DuoWorkerYoungsterYouth Athlete
Capoeira CoupleUSUMDancing FamilyUSUMKantonian GymUSUMMaster & ApprenticeUSUM
Sparring PartnersUSUMSurferUSUMTeam Rainbow RocketUSUMTeam Rainbow Rocket GruntUSUM
Tourist CoupleUSUMUltra Forest KartenvoyUSUltra Recon SquadUSUM
Battle Tree, Battle Royal Dome, and Battle Agency only:
Battle LegendPokémon Center LadyPro Wrestler

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