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Lei with Burnet and Kukui

(Japanese: レイ Lei) is a character of the day who appeared in JN037. He is the son of Professor Kukui and Professor Burnet.

In Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!, it was revealed that Burnet was pregnant. When Ash returned to Alola, he met Lei when he reunited with Kukui and Burnet. Although Lei met Ash for the first time, he was shown to immediately take a liking to him.


  • Lei is notable as being the first character to have been born during the course of the anime.


Language Name Origin
Japanese レイ Lei From lei (Hawaiian for a beloved child carried on the shoulders like a lei)

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