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* Gladion shares some similarities with {{ga|Silver}}: both are [[rival]]s who stole their first Pokémon and are children of main antagonists.
 
* Gladion shares some similarities with {{ga|Silver}}: both are [[rival]]s who stole their first Pokémon and are children of main antagonists.
 
* Gladion is the only rival to own a [[Legendary Pokémon]].
 
* Gladion is the only rival to own a [[Legendary Pokémon]].
* Gladion shares his english name with a character from [[Dennō Bōkenki Webdiver]]
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* Gladion shares his english name with a character from wp:[[Dennō Bōkenki Webdiver]]
   
 
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Gladion
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, Masters
Member of Team Skull
Rank Enforcer
Anime counterpart Gladion
Counterpart debut A Glaring Rivalry!‎

Gladion (Japanese: グラジオ Glazio) is a character introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. He works for Team Skull as an enforcer, and serves as a rival character to the player in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon. He is the only character in the games to have the Trainer class Team Skull (Japanese: スカルだん Skull Gang).

In the games

Role

Pokémon Sun and Moon

Gladion 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 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. His Silvally will be holding the memory of the type that is strong against the player's starter Pokémon's type.

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 Aether Paradise's conservation area, 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.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Gladion's role is mostly similar as in Sun and Moon, although with several changes. As Lusamine is not obsessed with Ultra Beasts in this continuity, he instead left Aether Paradise with Type: Null due to Mohn's disappearance, seeking to become stronger to protect Lillie and Lusamine. After the player becomes Champion, Gladion leaves the Alola region to train at Kanto and Johto. Before leaving, he leaves a Type: Null and a set of memory drives in the possession of Wicke, who gives them to the player at Ancient Poni Path during the post-game.

A month after Ultra Necrozma's defeat, Gladion returns to Alola and can be faced in a Pokémon League Title Defense battle, where he will wield the fully evolved form of a Kanto starter Pokémon, whose type matches the player's starter Pokémon's type. After Gladion has been defeated in a Title Defense battle, the player can visit Aether Paradise to see Gladion witnessing a meeting between Lusamine and Mohn, with Lusamine letting her amnesiac husband continue his life of running Poké Pelago. Gladion asks Lusamine if she's sure about wanting to leave him in his current state, but Lusamine is simply satisfied to see Mohn being happy with his life.

Pokémon

Pokémon Sun and Moon

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

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

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:



Quotes

Pokémon Sun and Moon

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."
  • Before battle
"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
  • Before battle
"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
  • Before battling Nanu
"Hrmph..."
"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?"
  • After defeating 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
B1F
"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."
1F
"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 defeating 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?"
Yes: "...All right. Let's go."
No: "...Don't make me wait too long."
B2F
"...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 defeating the second pair of Aether Foundation Employees
"Maybe helping one another out isn't so bad..."
"<Player>! Hau! I leave Faba to you!"
Outside
"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 again
"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 defeating 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?"
Yes: "All right."
No: "Then I'll wait here."
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
  • Before battle
"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
2F
  • After becoming Champion
"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!"

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

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. Me and my partner, Type: Null, are training to get stronger... We have to get stronger! Though most of our time these days goes to working for Team Skull as their muscle."
  • Before battle
"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. We'll beat everyone who stands before us. We're going to be strong enough to protect them this time..."
Battle Royal Dome
"I'm not here to play. I'm here because you can't protect anything when you're weak."
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
  • Before battle
"Did I hear that right? It was Lillie who took Cosmog?!"
"I still couldn't protect them...? Then what was the point of me even leaving home in the first place?! I can't stand this... This useless feeling... I'll blow it away with everything I've got!"
  • 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
  • Before battling Nanu
"Hrmph..."
"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? Not just that, but trying to become even better than Hala, too? ...I couldn't do it."
"Officer Nanu?"
  • After defeating 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."
  • If the player leaves Aether Paradise and talks to him again
"This is it. Aether Paradise. Are you ready for this?"
Yes: "Hah... Then here we go."
No: "Fine. I'm waiting for you, though."
Aether Paradise
B1F
"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."
1F
"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!"
"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?"
Yes: "...All right. Let's go."
No: "...Don't make me wait too long."
B2F
"...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 Cosmog? She always was too nice..."
"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 defeating the second pair of Aether Foundation Employees
"Maybe helping one another out isn't so bad..."
"<Player>! Hau! I leave Faba to you!"
Outside
"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 again
"Please...help Lillie... and save Cosmog! I'll be right behind you..."
Trophy Room
"Listen to us. Please! Don't open the Ultra Wormhole! We can't lose anyone else... Not like we lost Father!"
"Mother, if you disappear, too—!"
  • After defeating Lusamine
"Wait! Let me go! My partner Null was born to be a beast killer! I've trained it all this time to be able to battle on the other side of that Ultra Wormhole!"
"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 some unknown world on her own, even if it is to defeatUS/captureUM Necrozma. And if she doesn't come back..."
"What was that you just said?! You said you were going to send someone back to your world? Do you know some other way to open an Ultra Wormhole?!"
"We'll take you up on that."
Outside (the next day)
"So this is where you were."
"I found this downstairs."
"It's the MoonUS/SunUM Flute. It's apparently an artifact from Alola's past. They say it's to be played under the moonUS/sunUM's 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."
"It's like the members of the Ultra Recon Squad said, right? If the Legendary Pokémon really does exist, we might be able to reach that other world where Necrozma is."
"Here. Take this with you."
"It's a Master Ball. It can catch any Pokémon without fail."
"I'm counting on you to save my family now. This is the least I can do."
"Deal with this mess. I've got to clean up Aether Paradise."
"All I wanted was to be able to protect everybody, together with Null... Maybe I couldn't do that, but I'll make sure that this place at least stays safe. The foundation that our mother loved..."
"What?"
"So our family drama ended up changing the kind of Trainer you want to be... Sorry for getting you dragged into our mess."
"I guess... She's always convinced that what she's doing is right, and she's really kind of selfish, but... But...I think she really just wanted to find our father, who disappeared into an Ultra Wormhole."
"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?"
Yes: "All right."
No: "Then I'll wait here."
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 altar where Alola's people worship the Legendary Pokémon. Maybe they will know something that might help you."
"I'm sorry... All I could think about in those days was how Null and I had to be stronger... But we'll use the strength that we found to protect the foundation in Mother's place. This will be your battle now. I know you can handle it."
Mount Lanakila
  • Before battle
"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-Power 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."
"Last time I saw Lillie, she was heading up to Mahalo Trail... It seemed like she had something on her mind."
"She's...she's gentle enough to be able to feel how much pain Pokémon go through. I guess that's a kind of strength, too."
"Here. Take this. She wanted me to give it to you."
"You know, I tried battling Hau, too... He's really changed. I'm not surprised anymore that he managed to beat even Kahuna Hala."
"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."
Aether Paradise
1F
"Are you sure? About leaving things like that?"
Pokémon League
First challenge
  • Before battle
"What does a Pokémon Trainer really need to be successful? I trained for a long time trying to figure that out. I guess everyone might have their own answer. But at least 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
"I didn't beat you, but it was still worth it... Going to train in Kanto, I mean. At the very least, I can appreciate your strength a lot more now than I could've before. Thanks, Champ. You've helped make us 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!"

Artwork

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Conceptual artwork from
Sun and Moon
Gladion and Silvally Gladion with Silvally by Hitoshi Ariga
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Artwork of Gladion with Silvally Promotional artwork for
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Sprites

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In-game model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
VS models from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
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Overworld model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

In the anime

In the main series

Gladion in the anime
Main article: Gladion (anime)

In the anime, Gladion is a recurring character and Ash's rival in the Sun & Moon series. He first made a cameo apperance in a photo along with his mother Lusamine and sister Lillie. His first proper appearance was in A Glaring Rivalry!.

In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Gladion (left) with his family in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Gladion briefly appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer as part of a team with his mother Lusamine and his sister Lillie.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Gladion in Pokémon Adventures
Gladion debuted in The Decision and the Tournament of Six. He first appeared as a participant at an Iki Town festival tournament. He was absent when the tournament roster was being determined, but returned by the time the tournament started. He explained he was away checking an Ultra Wormhole his Type: Null had sensed.

In The Announcement and the Prize, Gladion faced against Hau. When Hau mentioned he joined the tournament because he thought it'd be fun, Gladion called him weak and won the battle. In The Party Crasher and Guzma the Destroyer, Gladion's next opponent was Moon, who wanted to know about the Ultra Wormhole. Gladion agreed to tell her about it, but only if she managed to defeat him. Despite Moon's skill, Gladion eventually won the battle through luck.

In The Final Match and a Surprising Finale!, Gladion and Sun faced each other in the finals. During the battle, Sun's attitude annoyed Gladion, who questioned the boy's motivation for joining the tournament. Gladion's words angered Sun, who accidentally activated a powerful Inferno Overdrive that defeated Type: Null before passing out from exhaustion. Though Gladion still had an active Pokémon, Sun was declared the winner. Afterward, Gladon left to find a place to train so he may prepare to face the Ultra Beasts, mentioning that he lost his chance to meet the tapu.

In Going Ashore and Neighboring Akala Island, Gladion traveled to the Ruins of Conflict to meet Tapu Koko. There, he met Guzma, who praised Gladion's performance in the Iki Town tournament and offered him a job as an Enforcer for Team Skull. Gladion immediately accepted, but asked to know about the person Guzma mentioned when he left during the tournament. Guzma feigned ignorance about his earlier statement and had Gladion follow him to Team Skull's hideout.

In Homecoming and the Brilliant Professional Golfer, Sun and Moon found an injured Kiawe, who was attacked by Gladion in order to learn where the Ruins of Life were located. After healing Kiawe, the three traveled to the ruins, where they found Gladion trying to take Tapu Lele, who was healing from injuries it sustained from an earlier clash with a Xurkitree. Realizing Gladion wanted Tapu Lele to help fight off the Ultra Beasts, Moon suggested they work together. Sun refused to team up with someone who works for villains and decided to defeat him with his newly-mastered Z-Move. Due to not having a Z-Ring, Sun attempted to borrow Kiawe's, but it was destroyed by Type: Null before he could take it. Although Gladion claimed Sun wouldn't have won even with the Z-Move, a voice appeared, claiming that Gladion wouldn't have destroyed the Z-Ring if he believed that. The voice is revealed to be Kahili, who has her Pokémon distract Type: Null before delivering Sun his own Z-Ring.

In Unleashing the Incredible Z-Move, Sun and Dollar fired a perfected Inferno Overdrive at Type: Null, causing its mask to crack. After switching for Porygon, Sun tried the Z-Move again, but failed, leading to Dollar's defeat. Gladion gave up on Tapu Lele, declaring it too weak to help him with the Ultra Beasts. As he left, Gladion revealed that something must be trying to break into their world through the wormholes.

In Flash and Cosmog's Secret, Gladion arrived at Po Town. There, he was attacked by the Team Skull Admin, Plumeria, who wanted to see if Gladion was skilled enough to be an Enforcer. Though Gladion proved himself, his negative attitude angered Plumeria to the point where she refused to accept him as a true member of Team Skull. When Plumeria told Gladion to follow her, Gladion complied, but was momentarily distracted when a Zygarde Core jumped past him.

In PASM19, Gladion appeared at Po Town to battle the Ultra Beasts that Guzma summoned with the Cosmog he received from the Aether Foundation. Gladion revealed Guzma was being used by the Aether Foundation president, Lusamine, so she could create a paradise for herself and the Ultra Beasts she covets. Guzma rejected Gladion's accusation, but was captured by a Nihilego and dragged into a wormhole. The other Ultra Beasts escaped from Po Town's barriers, allowing them to wreak havoc on the rest of Ula'ula Island. When the Captains asked Gladion how they could help, Gladion refused to help and said they wouldn't be of any use before riding off with Type: Null.

In PASM22, Gladion, Professor Kukui, Molayne, Sophocles, and Acerola fought off a Celesteela and Guzzlord at Route 10 to prevent them from reaching Hokulani Observatory, which was being used as a shelter for those caught up in the Ultra Beasts' rampage. While Type: Null easily defeated Celesteela, Gladion was momentarily distracted when Lillie appeared and called out to him. Taking the opportunity, Guzzlord leapt in to attack Lillie, only to be easily swatted away by Type: Null, who evolved into a Silvally while doing so. Lillie revealed that three months ago, she stole Nebby and ran away from Aether Paradise after Lusamine tried to use Nebby's power for her own goals. When Lillie revealed she also stole a Sun Flute from Lusamine, Gladion decided that they should head towards the Poni Altar.

In PASM23, Gladion and Lillie traveled through Poni Island. Gladion revealed he planned on getting the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo and Lunala to help him destroy the Ultra Beasts. As they traveled, a Xurkitree appeared and attacked them. Gladion and Silvally fought Xurkitree, but Nebby flew out of his hands and met with another Cosmoem. After Xurkitree was defeated, Lillie and Gladion met with Sun and Hapu. They learned that the Sun and Moon Flutes were a pair meant to played at the Poni Altar. The guardian deities of Alola appeared and took Sun and both flutes to the Poni Altar while Lillie, Gladion, and Hapu chased after them.

In PASM25, Gladion and Lillie helped Anabel corner and capture Faba. At the Altar, Gladion and the others found that Sun and Moon managed to evolve Nebby and the other Cosmoem into Lunala and Solgaleo, respectively. Anabel received a call from Looker, who told her that a large number of Ultra Beasts made their way to Poni Island. While Moon, Gladion, Anabel, and Hapu fought off the beasts, Solgaleo was possessed by a Necrozma that appeared from a wormhole. Necrozma grabbed Sun and dragged him into the wormhole, forcing Moon and Lunala to chase after them.

Six months later, in PASM26, Lusamine disappeared while Faba had managed to take control of the Aether Foundation, running it like a dictatorship. At the Aether House, Wicke told Gladion and Lillie that Lusamine was found on Poni Island playing with a group of Ultra Beasts. Gladion suggested going to get Lusamine, but was told to stay behind as he hadn't fully recovered from the injuries he sustained from being exposed to the energy from Silvally's evolution. Wicke decided the best option was for her to return to Aether Paradise and gather information before making their next move.

In PASM31, Gladion was told that their father, Mohn, was still alive in Alola somewhere. Hoping that telling Lusamine the information would convince her to return to her old self, Lillie decided to go and meet with their mother. Before Lillie left, Gladion suggested she do so dressed in the clothes she picked for herself, not the ones Lusamine picked for her.

Later, Gladion traveled to Aether Paradise, where he found Moon captured by Faba. After freeing her, they confronted Faba, telling him that his plans were over. Faba retaliated by tricking Ryuki into attacking Gladion and Moon. While Gladion kept Ryuki busy, he told Moon to chase after Faba, allowing her to use Silvally in place of her own Pokémon, which were stolen by Faba and hidden away.

Pokémon

On hand
Gladion's Silvally
Type: Null → Silvally
Main article: Gladion's Silvally

Silvally is Gladion's first known Pokémon. It was first seen as a Type: Null 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 Hau's Komala, which it defeated. In the final round of the tournament, Type: Null battled Sun's Cent and Dollar. Although it easily defeated Cent, Dollar was able to defeat Type: Null with a powerful Inferno Overdrive. It later evolved into Silvally to protect Lillie from an attacking Guzzlord.

Debut The Decision and the Tournament of Six
Gladion's Porygon
Porygon
Porygon is Gladion's second known Pokémon. It was first used at the Iki Town festival tournament, where it battled Hau's Pichu. Eventually, it won, forcing Hau to switch for his Komala. In the next battle, it fought 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 The Announcement and the Prize
Gladion's Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Main article: Gladion's Lycanroc

Lycanroc is Gladion's third known Pokémon. It was first used to battle against Ryuki's Turtonator.

Debut Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter
Temporary
Nebby
Nebby
Main article: Nebby

Gladion held on to Nebby (Japanese: ほしぐもちゃん Hoshigumo-chan) for a while as he and Lillie traveled to the Poni Altar. During a battle with a wild Xurkitree, Nebby flew out of Gladion's hand, where it met with another Cosmoem.

Debut The Decision and the Tournament of Six

In the TCG

Full Art print of Gladion

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Gladion or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Gladion's Pokémon
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 #
SilvallyGX Colorless       Dream League RR 041/049
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Gladion Su Crimson Invasion Uncommon 95/111 Awakened Heroes U 050/050
Crimson Invasion Rare Ultra 109/111 Awakened Heroes SR 055/050
      GX Ultra Shiny   131/150
      Sky Legend TR 052/054
 


Trivia

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese グラジオ Glazio From Gladiolus
English Gladion Similar to Japanese name
French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese 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
Thai กลาดิโอ Glazio Same as Japanese name

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Boss: Guzma
Administrator: Plumeria
Notable members: Gladion
Lower members: Team Skull Grunts
Tupp*Zipp*Rapp*Okazaki*Borosue*
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
Jessie*James*Meowth*
Ultra Guardians*: AshLanaKiaweLillie
SophoclesMallowGladion
Locations: Aether ParadiseAether House

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