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He appeared in a flashback in ''[[SM036|Trials and Determinations!]]''.
He appeared in a flashback in ''[[SM036|Trials and Determinations!]]''.
Gladion reappeared in ''[[SM037|Rising from the Ruins!]]''. After his Lycanroc heard {{AP|Rockruff}}'s howls and left to find it, he told it to return by nighttime. Later on, Gladion entered a cave and sent out his {{p|Type: Null}}. He then began comforting it, as Type: Null felt troubled by its helmet, telling it that they can't go outside due to it being noon, and that it would be bad for others to see it.
Gladion reappeared in ''[[SM037|Rising from the Ruins!]]''. After his Lycanroc heard {{AP|Rockruff}}'s howls and left to find it, he told it to return by nighttime. Later on, Gladion entered a cave and sent out his {{p|Type: Null}}, which he has [[Nickname|nicknamed]] Sivllay. He then began comforting it, as Sivally felt troubled by its helmet, telling it that they can't go outside due to it being noon, and that it would be bad for others to see it.
Gladion reappeared in [[SM044]] alongside his Pokémon, in which he was once again seen calming down Type: Null. Gladion suspected that Type: Null had detected [[Ultra Beast]]s, which was the reason for Type: Null's uneasiness.
Gladion reappeared in [[SM044]] alongside his Pokémon, in which he was once again seen calming down Sivally. Gladion suspected that Sivally had detected something, which was the reason for Sivally uneasiness.
He reappeared in [[SM047]] and will appear again in [[SM048]] and [[SM049]].
He reappeared in [[SM047]] and will appear again in [[SM048]] and [[SM049]].

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グラジオ Glazio
Sun Moon Gladion.png
Art from Sun and Moon
Gender Male
Eye color Green
Hair color Blond
Hometown Aether Paradise
Region Alola
Relatives Lillie (younger sister), Lusamine (mother), Mohn (father), unnamed grandfather
Trainer class Team Skull, Pokémon Trainer
Generation VII
Games Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Member of Team Skull
Rank Enforcer
Anime debut A Glaring Rivalry!‎
English voice actor Eddy Lee
Japanese voice actor Nobuhiko Okamoto

Gladion (Japanese: グラジオ Glazio) is a character introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. He works for Team Skull. He serves as a rival character to the player in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.

In the games

Gladion appears in Pokémon Sun and Moon. He was originally a member of the Aether Foundation together with his mother, Lusamine, and his sister, Lillie. However, over time, he noticed his mother's obsession with the Ultra Beasts and realized that she would ruin Alola if she let Ultra Beasts into the region. For this reason, he decided to leave the foundation, only telling Wicke of his departure. Before leaving, he stole one of the three Type: Null created to be a weapon to attack Ultra Beasts.

Upon leaving the Aether Foundation, Gladion had two goals: to stop his mother and to free Type: Null from the helmet that was meant to subdue it. He eventually worked as an enforcer for Team Skull but was never considered an actual member of the team.

Gladion first meets the player on Route 5 as a Team Skull member, but he does not seem to be interested in Team Skull's affairs, unlike the Grunts near him. After his second battle with the player at the Battle Royal Dome, he realizes the player might be able to help him stop Lusamine. When encountered on Route 13, he informs the player Team Skull is after Cosmog. Knowing now Team Skull is helping Lusamine get Cosmog back, he tells the player that they should make sure Cosmog is safe. When Lillie gets captured while the player is battling Guzma in Po Town, Gladion appears before the player upon their return to the Aether House and battles them to express his frustration. After getting his priorities straight, he takes the player and Hau to the Aether Paradise to face Lusamine and save both her and Lillie. Gladion is also encountered on the way to the newly finished Pokémon League on Mount Lanakila. He thanks the player for stopping Lusamine and reveals that not only has he received a Z-Ring, but also managed to release his Type: Null from its restraint, evolving it into Silvally.

After the player has become the Champion of the Alola region, Gladion has taken over as acting president of the Aether Foundation while Lusamine is away. He may be spoken to at the Aether Paradise's conservatory, where he will give the player a Type: Null of their own, along with all of Silvally's Memory drives.

Gladion is also one of the possible challengers who may appear at the Pokémon League as the player defends their title as Champion.


First battle

Second battle

Third battle

Multi Battle with the player

Fourth battle

Rowlet If the player chose Rowlet:

Litten If the player chose Litten:

Popplio If the player chose Popplio:

Title Defense battle

Rowlet If the player chose Rowlet:

Litten If the player chose Litten:

Popplio If the player chose Popplio:

Given to the player

772Type Null.png
Normal Unknown
Battle Armor
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Type: Null Lv.40
Crush Claw
Normal Physical
Scary Face
Normal Status
Bug Physical
Take Down
Normal Physical


Route 5
"Are you even taking this seriously?"
"...Enjoying it?"
"You can enjoy Pokémon battling when you put everything you have into it... which clearly you haven't."
"You're <player>?"
Yeah, that's me: "Hmph. Not very cautious. Even some Pokémon have a better sense of self-preservation than you apparently do."
Nope, not me/Who?: "Hmm. So you have enough sense to be wary. Not bad..."
"I'm Gladion. I battle for my partner, Null, to make it strong. Though most of our time gets used up doing small jobs for Team Skull."
"Battle me. I won't take no for an answer."
  • Upon being defeated
"How annoying!"
  • After being defeated
"Hmph... It's not like me to slip up like that. I've got to keep fighting stronger opponents. Looks like I'm still not ready..."
Regardless of choice: "That kid there. His Pokémon aren't weak."
"And sure, it's fine to enjoy battling..."
"But this brat... he's just using that as an excuse not to try hard because he can't beat the kahuna. Because he can't beat Hala when he's serious!"
"Just give it up already."
"You know you can't beat me. You'll just get your Pokémon hurt for no reason."
"They're good Pokémon."
Royal Avenue
"Hmph. Why do I do this... Every time something brings me down, I end up coming right back here again..."
"Come on, Null. Let's go bury our sorrow in the crowd."
Battle Royal Dome
"Because Null and I have to make it on our own. And I don't ever want to forget that."
Akala Motel - Route 8
"Get out."
Route 13
"You only have one volume, don't you? Haven't you ever heard the expression that silence is golden?"
"Listen, Team Skull is looking for a Pokémon called Cosmog... Do you two know anything?"
"So you do know something. Look... Cosmog isn't even a strong Pokémon. But it has the potential to summon Pokémon so terrifyingly strong that you don't even know. If something like that happened, it would be a disaster for Alola..."
"Protect it! If you do know where Cosmog is or if you do find anything out...just keep it safe! I know I might be working for Team Skull right now, so you may not trust me or care but... I'm going to tell you this just once. You have to protect Cosmog... no matter what!"
"I still don't even understand how Team Skull found out about Cosmog in the first place..."
Aether House
"Did I hear that right? It was Lillie who took Cosmog?!"
"And you all are so useless and weak that now Cosmog is... Lillie is... Arghhh! I'll show you how angry you make me!"
  • Upon being defeated
"Hmph... How annoying."
  • After being defeated
"That was wrong of me... I shouldn't have dragged you into a meaningless battle like that..."
"But I told you both! I told you that Cosmog would bring disaster to all of Alola! I have to get it back from them!"
"We'll leave from the ferry terminal. You're coming with me whether you like it or not, so the only question is, are you ready to come now or not?"
Yes: "Good... Then let's go."
No: "I'll wait for you near the Ula'ula ferry terminal. Don't make me wait long."
Malie City
"So, we're waiting for Hau?"
Regardless of choice: "Yeah, I guess so... He's a pretty interesting kid. I'll give you that."
"Growing up in the great kahuna's shadow and still trying to stand up to Hala as an equal? ...I couldn't do it."
"Officer Nanu?"
"Don't you dare say a word about this being fun."
"Hmph... So you're not quite as dumb as you are naive."
"It'll be Aether Paradise."
Aether Paradise
"Aether Paradise's harbor... We made it this far without running into trouble. But I don't like how quiet it is. You two...stay alert."
"She just will be."
"I guess...we take the elevator."
  • If talked to before using the elevator
"The air is already growing heavy... I have to do something!"
  • If talked to after attempting to use the elevator
"Hmph. Just like I thought..."
"Looks like outsiders can't use the main elevator to reach the lower levels."
"I was afraid this might happen. But still... What a pain."
"We don't have any choice. We'll have to go up."
"Like you don't know why. You of all people should know everything that happens in the Aether Foundation. Isn't that right, high-and-mighty Branch Chief?"
"Hey, <player>."
"You know why being a Trainer is so great? Because when you're battling, it doesn't matter if you're a kid or an adult. Everyone's equal in Pokémon battle!"
  • After battling Faba
"So... As I said, Faba. You of all people know what I'm here for."
"We're in a bit of a hurry, Faba. A lift would be nice."
"<Player>. Hau. If you're ready, let's head down."
"Are you ready?"
No: "...Don't make me wait too long."
Yes: "...All right. Let's go."
"...Everything looks the same. I guess it's only been two years, though."
"Don't get too excited, Hau."
"Though I guess it's better than freezing from fear or nerves."
"There are two labs up ahead. I'll check the first lab, Secret Lab A. You two check out Secret Lab B. It's the second lab, down the hall."
"...Just focus, Hau. Think you can do that? We can't trust Faba. I'm sure he's already told half the foundation all about us."
  • If talked to in front of Secret Lab A
"It's not here..."
"Don't even think about getting in here."
"Me and Null... We're more alike than we might look. We're both what we were made to be..."
"I was like an ornament to my mother. Wearing whatever she told me to wear, acting however she wanted me to act..."
"Null was crafted just as carefully. It was made just to battle the beasts. In this room...right here..."
  • After searching Secret Lab B
"Did you find anything?"
"If you stress it... If you hurt it—is that what you mean? Was that why she ran away with it?"
"Yeah... Faba probably knew this would be a dead end."
"Darn... Did he outsmart us?"
1F (after clearing B2F)
"Hmph... Even beaten down, old Faba doesn't change, does he?"
"Beat whoever stands in our way. What other choice do we have?"
"That's what you get when you go through the trials of the island challenge. Now that you understand...how about you get out of our way?"
"Let's go."
"You know... I know we aren't friends. But I'm glad you two are here... I remember what you said at Battle Royal Dome that day, Hau. About how people can achieve more if they do something together. Looks like maybe you were right."
"What's happened to Lillie? Do you know anything?"
"Then that's where I'm going. That's all I need to know."
"Yeah, she's real nice...as long as you mean nothing to her."
"That's not stopping me."
"We don't have time for this. Help me out here, <player>."
  • After battling the second pair of Aether Foundation Employees
"Maybe helping one another out isn't so bad..."
"<Player>! Hau! I leave Faba to you!"
"Ngh! So I'm still not strong enough."
"All the days that I struggled alone and lonely... it was all for nothing? Is that it?"
  • If talked to
"Please...help Lillie... and save Cosmog! I'll be right behind you..."
Trophy room
"Will you listen to me at least? You mustn't open the Ultra Wormhole. You cannot let the beasts run wild!"
"I'll stop the beast!"
"My partner Null was born to be a beast killer!"
"Hau, you take Guzma!"
"<Player>! Stop the president!!! If we don't, Alola will be flooded with beasts!"
  • After battling Lusamine
"What is it?"
"Come on. Let's get out of here. Nothing good can happen here."
Lusamine's room
"Yeah, maybe. But there is still a ton we have to do..."
"There's the president and Guzma, who both disappeared into the Ultra Wormhole..."
"Not to mention Cosmog and why it stopped moving like that..."
"Even if she is...like that, Lusamine is still our mother. We can't just leave her in the beast's world."
"We might be able to reach other worlds if we had Alola's Legendary Pokémon on our side. The people of Alola worship it, but I don't know if it's even real..."
"We'll take you up on that."
Outside (the next day)
"So this is where you were."
"I found this downstairs."
"It's the MoonS/SunM Flute. It's apparently an artifact from Alola's past. They say it's to be played under the moon'sS/sun'sM light."
"The Sun Flute and the Moon Flute. When sounded together, it's said that they can call the Legendary Pokémon... That is, if you believe in old myths, anyway."
"Looks to me like that woman was even planning to add the Legendary Pokémon to her little collection here."
"Here. Take this with you."
"It's a Master Ball. It can catch any Pokémon without fail."
"I'm counting on you to help Lillie. This is the least I can do."
"Deal with this mess. I've got to clean up Aether Paradise."
"I'd wanted to get as far away from this place as I could, together with Null... but in the end, it looks like I ended up right back here again..."
"What was that?"
"Sorry for dragging you into our family mess."
"Yeah. Our mother does like to do things on an... extravagant scale."
"I can get you to the next island at least. Poni Island. I'll wait for you at the docks."
B1F (the next day)
"Ready to go?"
No: "Then I'll wait here."
Yes: "All right."
Seafolk Village
"Poni Island... Almost no one lives on it, but you'll find a whole lot of nature to explore here."
"Go. Find the kahuna. The kahuna of Poni Island also protects the shrine where Alola's people worship the Legendary Pokémon. Maybe they will know something that might help you."
"I'm sorry... I wasn't there for you when you needed me. All I could think about back then was finding a way to save Null... That was the battle I was fighting. But now you've found your own battle to fight. I know you can handle it."
Mount Lanakila
"I've been waiting for you. To thank you. For what you did for Lillie. For our mother. I appreciate it. Maybe more than you know. And the only thing I can offer you in thanks is a great battle. So I'm going to show my full power... My real full power this time! With the Z-Ring that old man gave me!"
  • Upon being defeated
"Hmph. There's nothing more to say."
  • After being defeated
"You've got a good/good Pokémon. I know what kind of Trainer you are now. And what kind of journey you've been through."
"Lillie wanted me to tell you something. She's looking after our mother at the foundation."
"She wanted me to tell you...that you're the best Pokémon Trainer in the world, <player>."
"She gave me this. For you."
"Hau's working hard to get stronger, too."
"Hmph... If you two are going to get even stronger, then I guess I can't let down my guard yet."
"I know we aren't friends. But we aren't enemies anymore either. Keep winning. Maybe I'll see you again if you do."
Akala Motel - Route 8 (letter)
"Mother— I apologize most sincerely for the actions I took in taking Null and running away. Yet I cannot regret these actions. They were for the sake of the greater good. So, until we meet again..."
Aether Paradise (post-game)
"So you came..."
"I guess I've got to thank you again for all you've done for my family... Especially...for Lillie. I never knew she could smile like that."
"My mother's desires to reach Nihilego... and what she did in order to achieve that goal... I know she was completely out of control. But that doesn't mean I can't understand it."
"It was my father who started it. He was the one who first confirmed the existence of Ultra Wormholes and Ultra Beasts."
"But my father... He disappeared during an experiment. Trying to connect to an Ultra Wormhole. All that he left behind was a weakened Cosmog and his papers about Nihilego..."
"Lusamine's obsession with Ultra Wormholes... and her obsession with the Ultra Beasts... I think it was all basically her way of trying to reach him again. That's what I had to believe. To get through it."
"It's not an apology or anything, but... I hope you'll take this fellow."
  • If the player's party and PC Boxes are all full
"You can't even take Type: Null? How many Pokémon have you collected? I can't even believe you... Fine. Come back when you're ready to take it."
  • After receiving Type: Null
"And I'll give you all the memory drives that let its Evolution, Silvally, change its type..."
"This is a different Type: Null. Not the same one that I ran away with... It was kept in Secret Lab A. Its very existence was a secret."
"But I think I know you well enough. I think I can trust you to show it the world."
"Hmph... Maybe it's time I see a bit more of the world myself... and starting with that Pokémon League, I think. I hear that Alola's got a real strong Champion."
Pokémon League
First challenge
  • Before battle
"What does a Pokémon Trainer really need to be successful? I guess everyone might have their own answer. But for me... I want the strongest rival for myself."
  • Upon being defeated
"All I have to do is avoid making any more mistakes... After all, I have Silvally with me."
  • After being defeated
"Losing can teach you a lot, you know. I learn a lot from it... Losing just helps you see how to get stronger. So I'm glad we did this. That I had a Champion to help me get stronger."
Subsequent challenges
  • Before battle
"You just use your best moves and see who is left standing at the end, right?"
  • Upon being defeated
"All I have to do is avoid making any more mistakes... After all, I have Silvally with me."
  • After being defeated
"Phew... I'll be back again. You can count on that, Champion!"


Gladion SM.png Gladion with Silvally.png Gladion and Silvally.png Gladion and Silvally2.png Ultra Sun Ultra Moon story artwork.png
Official artwork from
the Sun & Moon series
Gladion with Silvally by Hitoshi Ariga Artwork of Gladion with Silvally Gladion and Silvally Promotional artwork for
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon


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VS models from
Sun and Moon
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Overworld model from
Sun and Moon

In the anime

Gladion in the anime

Though he did not appear in Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge! in person, a younger Gladion was shown in a photo along with his mother Lusamine and sister Lillie.

He made his first physical appearance in A Glaring Rivalry!, in which he had a battle against Tupp, Zipp, and Rapp, and quickly defeated their Pokémon with Lycanroc's Stone Edge. Later, he and Lycanroc were seen having a battle against a Sailor's Blastoise and won. Ash then asked him for a battle, but Gladion did not accept his offer until the next morning. During the battle, his Lycanroc faced Ash's Rockruff, but the battle was interrupted by Team Rocket's latest scheme to steal Lycanroc and Ash's Pikachu.

After defeating Team Rocket with Lycanroc's Continental Crush Z-Move, he told Ash that if he wanted to obtain the Rockium Z, he would have to clear Akala's grand trial.

He appeared in a flashback in Trials and Determinations!.

Gladion reappeared in Rising from the Ruins!. After his Lycanroc heard Rockruff's howls and left to find it, he told it to return by nighttime. Later on, Gladion entered a cave and sent out his Type: Null, which he has nicknamed Sivllay. He then began comforting it, as Sivally felt troubled by its helmet, telling it that they can't go outside due to it being noon, and that it would be bad for others to see it.

Gladion reappeared in SM044 alongside his Pokémon, in which he was once again seen calming down Sivally. Gladion suspected that Sivally had detected something, which was the reason for Sivally uneasiness.

He reappeared in SM047 and will appear again in SM048 and SM049.


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On hand

This listing is of Gladion's known Pokémon in the anime:

Gladion's Eevee

Gladion's Umbreon
Eevee → Umbreon
Umbreon is Gladion's first known Pokémon. It was seen as an Eevee in a flashback, where it was found by Gladion who brought it to Hobbes.

Gladion first used Umbreon in A Glaring Rivalry!, to help free Lycanroc and Ash's Pikachu when they were captured by Team Rocket.

It appeared again in Rising from the Ruins! and SM044, where it accompanied its Trainer.

It reappeared in SM047.

Umbreon's only known move is Dark Pulse.

Debut A Glaring Rivalry!
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
Gladion's Lycanroc
Lycanroc is Gladion's second known Pokémon. It is housed in an Ultra Ball.

Lycanroc was first seen having a battle against Tupp, Zipp, and Rapp and their Pokémon in A Glaring Rivalry!, but quickly defeated them. It was later used in a battle against a Sailor's Blastoise and won despite having a type disadvantage. It also had a battle against Ash's Rockruff but the battle was interrupted by Team Rocket.

It appeared in a flashback in Trials and Determinations!, when Ash was remembering when it performed Continental Crush.

Lycanroc reappeared in Rising from the Ruins!, where it left its Trainer to go and find Rockruff after hearing its howling. It eventually met up with Olivia's Lycanroc and took Rockruff to the Ruins of Life. There, they encountered Tapu Lele, who attacked them. Lycanroc later watched as Rockruff evolved into Dusk Form. Afterwards, Lycanroc returned to Gladion.

It appeared again in SM044, where it accompanied its Trainer.

It reappeared in SM047.

Lycanroc's known moves are Stone Edge, Counter, and Crunch.
Lycanroc can perform the Z-Move Continental Crush.

Debut A Glaring Rivalry!
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
Type: Null is Gladion's third known Pokémon, which he has nicknamed Silvally. It is housed in a Premier Ball.

It was first seen in Rising from the Ruins!, where Gladion sent it out in a cave, whereupon it started acting restlessly due to its helmet. However, Gladion was quickly able to calm it down.

It appeared again in SM044, in which it sensed something.

It reappeared in SM047, in which Gladion used it to battle Ash's Lycanroc and defeated it.

Silvally's known moves are Air Slash, Double Hit, Swords Dance, and Crush Claw.

Debut Rising from the Ruins!
Voice actors
Japanese Toru Sakurai


Family photograph Pokémon

These Pokémon were seen with Lusamine, Lillie and Gladion in a family photo. It is unclear who owns these Pokémon or whether Cleffa and Lillipup are the same Pokémon as Lusamine's Clefable and Herdier.

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Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 岡本信彦 Nobuhiko Okamoto
English Eddy Lee

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Gladion in Pokémon Adventures

Gladion debuts in PASM04. He first appears as a participant at an Iki Town festival tournament. Initially, he is away when the placement of the participants was being decided, but returns when the tournament actually begins. He reveals his absence was due to him investigating a crack in the sky his Type: Null had sensed.

In the second battle of the first round, Gladion is paired up against Hau, the grandson of the Island Kahuna Hala. During the battle, Gladion asks Hau why he decided to join the tournament and assumes Hau wishes to surpass his grandfather. When Hau replies that he joined because he thought it would be fun, Gladion berates him and calls him weak. Eventually, Hau is defeated, allowing Gladion to move to the next round.

In the second battle of the second round, Gladion's opponent is Moon. Moon reveals that she also saw a crack in the sky and asks Gladion to tell her about it. Gladion agrees, but only on the condition that Moon defeats him. During their battle, Moon proves to be an effective strategist and nearly defeats Gladion's Porygon. Despite this, Porygon eventually defeats Moon's final Pokémon through luck, giving him the win. The shock of losing to something as unscientific as the concept of luck greatly angers Moon, causing her to become dejected and ignore the final battle of the tournament.

In the final round of the tournament, Gladion faces off against Sun. Due to the immense defense Type: Null possesses because of its iron mask as well as its incredible strength, Sun struggles to defeat his opponent. After Sun's strategy to get through Type: Null's mask fails, Gladion angrily tells him to quit fooling around and begins to question Sun's motivations for participating. Angered by Gladion's attitude, Sun angrily declares that he will obtain the 100 million yen he needs at any cost. As he does this, the cast on Sun's arm unravels, revealing a Sparkling Stone underneath. A powerful energy shoots out from the crack in the sky and lands on the Sparkling Stone before moving towards Sun's En. The energy powers up En's Ember, allowing it to create a powerful sea of flames that defeat Type: Null. The strain of the attack causes Sun to pass out as he wonders just what move it was that En used.

Afterward, a defeated Gladion leaves Iki Town. Realizing that he lost his chance to meet with the tapu, Gladion decides to find a place to train himself so that he may be fully prepared to face the Ultra Beasts. He then travels to the Ruins of Conflict to try and meet with Tapu Koko, only to find Guzma there. Guzma praises Gladion's skills at the tournament and offers him a job as an Enforcer for Team Skull. To Guzma's surprise, Gladion immediately accepts, but wishes to know about the person Guzma mentioned when he left during the tournament. Guzma feigns ignorance about his earlier statement and tells Gladion to follow him to Team Skull's hideout.

Later, Sun and Moon travel to Memorial Hill, where they find a defeated Kiawe lying on the ground, unconscious. Kiawe reveals that Gladion attacked him in order to get info on the location of the Ruins of Life, where Tapu Lele resides. The three travel to the ruins, where they encounter Gladion, who managed to find and easily kidnap Tapu Lele. Moon reveals that Tapu Lele must be resting from the injuries it sustained when it fought a mysterious creature that emerged above Lush Jungle. When asked by Moon about his intentions, Gladion reveals that he intends on capturing the guardian deities. Moon assumes Gladion must need the deities to fight off the Ultra Beasts and suggests that they work together. Sun refuses to work with someone who chooses to work with villains and decides to defeat Gladion with his newly learned Z-Move.

Due to not possessing a Z-Ring yet, Sun is forced to borrow Kiawe's Z-Ring, but it is destroyed by Gladion's Type: Null before he can receive it. Gladion reveals that he was forced to forfeit the Iki Town tournament due to Hala discovering that Sun obtained a Sparkling Stone from Tapu Koko. Although Gladion claims that Sun wouldn't have won even with the Z-Move, a voice appears and points out that if Gladion truly believed that, he wouldn't have destroyed Kiawe's Z-Ring. The voice is revealed to be Kahili, who uses her Pokémon to attack Type: Null before sending Sun a Z-Ring created by Hala. Sun puts on the Z-Ring and prepares to use it to defeat Gladion.


Gladion's Type: Null
Type: Null
Type: Null is Gladion's first known Pokémon. It was first seen with its Trainer being entered in an Iki Town festival tournament. While the competitors in the tournament were being picked, Gladion was temporarily away due to Type: Null sensing a crack in the sky. During the tournament, Type: Null was called out to battle against Hau's Komala, which it defeated. In the final round of the tournament, Type: Null battled Sun's Dollar and En. Although it easily defeated Dollar, En was able to defeat Type: Null with a powerful Inferno Overdrive.

Type: Null's known moves are Iron Head, Flame Charge*, and X-Scissor.

Debut PASM04
Gladion's Porygon
Porygon is Gladion's second known Pokémon. It was first used at the Iki Town festival tournament to battle against Hau's Pichu. Eventually, it won, forcing Hau to switch for his Komala. In the next battle, it fought against Moon's Alolan Grimer and Mareanie, with both battles ending in Porygon's victory.

Porygon's known moves are Psybeam, Discharge, and Zap Cannon.

Debut PASM05


  • Gladion shares some similarities with Silver: Both are rivals who stole their first Pokémon and are children of main antagonists.
  • Gladion is the only rival to own a Legendary Pokémon.


Language Name Origin
Japanese グラジオ Glazio From Gladiolus
English Gladion Similar to Japanese name
French, German, Spanish Gladio From his Japanese name
Italian Iridio From Iridaceae (the family that contains the genus Gladiolus)
Korean 글라디오 Gladio From his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 格拉吉歐 / 格拉吉欧 Gélāji'ōu Transliteration of Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 格拉吉歐 Gaaklāaigāt'āu Mandarin-based transliteration of Japanese name
Russian Гладион Gladion Transcription of English name

Related articles

Rival characters

Boss: Guzma
Administrator: Plumeria
Notable members: Gladion
Lower members: Team Skull Grunts
Former members: Punk GuyPunk Girl
Locations: Po TownShady House

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

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom Pokédex
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHau
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaViren
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor Burnet
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNanny and Pop-PopFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUlu
Supporting Ho-OhOfficer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanJigglypuffTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyGranbullLizaSakuraLanceLarvitarRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoStevenVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaMarianLake guardiansYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMeloettaJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearSamson OakAnelaStoutlandHobbesNinaAnnaLakiOranguruDanaYansuLight trioWickeFabaUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestIlimaAcerolaDiaGym LeadersElite FourCoordinatorsFrontier BrainsPerformersIsland KahunasRecurring wild PokémonMany temporary characters

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