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Lillie (Japanese: リーリエ Lilie) is a student at the Pokémon School on Melemele Island and one of Ash's classmates. She made her debut in Alola to New Adventure!.
The incident that caused Lillie's fear
Lillie is the daughter of Lusamine and the younger sister of Gladion, who lives in a mansion estate in Hau'oli City.
Gladion revealed in A Masked Warning! that she developed a crippling fear of touching Pokémon after an incident occurred during a visit to Aether Paradise, where she was attacked by an Ultra Beast (which was later named in The Professors' New Adventure! as Nihilego). According to Gladion, a Type: Null rescued her from Nihilego. The trauma Lillie suffered caused her to suppress her memory of the event.
Lillie returned to her Hau'oli estate while her mother remained behind and her brother ran away, leaving her under the care of her family's servants, including Hobbes. Despite her fear, Lillie continued to enjoy studying Pokémon and subsequently enrolled at the Pokémon School on Melemele Island.
Lillie debuted in Alola to New Adventure!, where she tried in vain to warn Ash from being trampled by her classmates' Tauros as he stumbled upon the school. She quickly demonstrated her fear of Pokémon when she cowered behind Ash upon being approached by one of the Tauros, only to be startled by his Pikachu. Later, when Ash described an unfamiliar Pokémon that he but no one else had witnessed, Lillie deduced that he saw Tapu Koko, the island's guardian deity.
In The Guardian's Challenge, after Ash enrolled in the school and showed his new classmates the Z-Ring he received from Tapu Koko, Lillie explained the guardian's fickle and mischievous nature to him. She and the other classmates saw Tapu Koko for themselves when it appeared to challenge Ash and Pikachu to a Pokémon battle, during which Lillie advised Ash about Tapu Koko's techniques.
In Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!, Lillie agreed to watch over a newly discovered Pokémon Egg from Mount Lanakila for a class assignment, seeing it as an opportunity to finally overcome her fear of touching Pokémon. After several failed exercises at petting Ash's Pikachu, Rowlet, and Rotom, Lillie was able to touch the Egg when she instinctively shielded it from a wild Salandit.
Lillie's fear of touching Pokémon
In Racing to a Big Event!, Lillie watched her friends participate in the Pokémon Pancake Race. At the end of the episode, her Egg hatched and was discovered to be an Alolan Vulpix.
Lillie officially caught the Vulpix, which she named Snowy, in Getting to Know You!, making her a Pokémon Trainer like the others. Though her fear of touching Pokémon initially persisted, she spent time bonding with Snowy. Eventually they were confronted by Team Rocket, and Snowy used Powder Snow to protect Lillie from Mareanie. When Snowy was blasted off a rooftop by Mareanie's Sludge Bomb, Lillie leapt off after it and caught it in her arms. They were saved by Ash's Rowlet. After that, Team Rocket was frozen by Snowy's Powder Snow and taken away by Bewear. From that point on, Lillie was okay with holding Snowy, though she still froze at contact with other Pokémon.
Lillie was reunited with her brother in A Glaring Rivalry!. Gladion was surprised by the fact that Lillie was able to touch Pokémon again and told her to treasure her Vulpix. Lillie was troubled by how much more cold and distant Gladion appeared to be from the last time Lillie saw him six months ago, but Ash reassured her that Gladion was still a good person, reminding her of her brother's words of encouragement. At the end of the episode, Lillie arrived at the beach, where Ash and Gladion had held a battle, and became annoyed by the fact that her brother took off so early without saying goodbye.
In The Ol' Raise and Switch!, Professor Kukui tasked everyone with switching their partner Pokémon with somebody else. Pikachu was given to Lillie while Snowy went to Ash. At first, Lillie's fear gave her trouble getting closer to Pikachu. After a battle with Hobbes in which she managed to defeat his Oricorio, she found herself able to touch Pikachu when she gave him a hug in celebration. After the weekend had passed by, she showed her surprised classmates that she was able to touch Pikachu at will. Lillie then promised herself to take it step by step until she was able to touch every kind of Pokémon.
Lillie once again combated her fear in Treasure Hunt, Akala Style!, where she decided to use a Ride Pokémon, Stoutland, without any protection. She was initially overwhelmed and ran away, but after some encouraging words from Professor Kukui and Olivia, and remembering what led to her recent experiences of touching Snowy and Pikachu, she was finally able to ride Stoutland by the end of the day. Although she couldn't join the treasure hunt with the others during the episode due to her fear, Professor Kukui stated that she found her own treasure, being one step closer to overcoming her fear for good.
In When Regions Collide!, she and Sophocles had a Multi Battle against Brock. Sophocles started attacking first, but he made the mistake of thinking Brock's Geodude was weak against Electric-type moves. Lillie then assured him that she got this and commanded Snowy to use Powder Snow. Much to her and Sophocles' surprise, Brock countered the attack by using a Counter Shield. After the battle was over, she was fascinated by how amazing Gym Leaders were.
Lillie, no longer afraid of touching Pokémon
Lillie was present in A Dream Encounter! when Ash brought a Cosmog he had discovered to class; because no one knew the Pokémon's name, Lillie decided to name it Nebby. Later, Lillie reunited with Lusamine, demonstrating her annoyance with her mother for treating her like a young child. Lillie further explained how her mother never seemed to respect her wishes, revealing that Lusamine once evolved a Clefairy Lillie wanted to take care of, finding her daughter's reason for wanting to keep it unevolved to be illogical.
In Night of a Thousand Poses!, Lillie argued with Lusamine for putting work before her family, and demanded not to be bothered by her anymore. She later regretted their fight, wanting to meet Gladion again as well. This desire caused Nebby to teleport her to Ten Carat Hill, where Gladion was hiding with "Silvally", the same Type: Null that rescued her as a child. The sight of Type: Null caused Lillie's repressed memory of it lunging at her to resurface, making her believe it had attacked her. This once again rendered her unable to touch any Pokémon, including Snowy.
In Mission: Total Recall!, Lillie decided to travel to various locations related to her past in order to fully regain the memories of the incident that made her unable to touch Pokémon. With the assistance of Ash and Nebby, Lillie went to several different locations before ending up at the Secret Lab area of Aether Paradise. Immediately upon arrival, Lillie and Ash were attacked by Faba, who aimed to prevent Lillie from regaining her memories, as it would risk putting himself in trouble. Faba was defeated by the timely arrival of Gladion and Lusamine. In order to save Lillie, Type: Null evolved into Silvally and defeated Faba's Pokémon. Suddenly remembering her full past, Lillie apologized to Silvally for misjudging it and thanked it for saving her from Nihilego, which allowed her to get over her trauma completely and regain the ability to touch all types of Pokémon.
In Faba's Revenge!, Lillie enjoyed her regained ability to touch Pokémon by playing with them at the Pokémon School. When Faba kidnapped Nebby and took it to Aether Paradise while everyone was distracted, Lillie and Ash immediately gave pursuit, joined by Gladion and Lusamine. They headed to Faba's location, only to find that he successfully forced Nebby to summon a Nihilego from an Ultra Wormhole. The group tried to fight off Nihilego, but it proved too powerful and easily defeated their Pokémon. When Gladion tried to protect his family from the Ultra Beast, Lusamine pushed him out of the way and was captured instead. Nihilego then proceeded to drag Lusamine into the Ultra Wormhole while Lillie watched in horror.
Lillie's second, temporary outfit
In Family Determination!, Lillie decided to set off to rescue her mother, donning a new set of clothes to begin her journey. She was joined by Gladion, and the two snuck out at night to head towards the Altar of the Sunne on Poni Island. After making their way through the island, they found themselves in battle with a group of Jangmo-o and Hakamo-o led by a Totem Kommo-o. With Lillie's knowledge of types, Gladion gave Silvally a Fairy Memory, allowing it to easily defeat Totem Kommo-o. The two were quickly joined by Ash and the other classmates, who had decided to help them rescue Lusamine.
In Rescuing the Unwilling!, Lillie and the others arrived at Ultra Deep Sea, where they found that Lusamine had fused with Nihilego. Lusamine, reduced to a childlike state, claimed the Ultra Beasts as her own possessions and fled in order to prevent the group from taking them away from her. As the group chased Lusamine down, most of her classmates were forced to stay behind in order to fight off Lusamine's Pokémon, who had been powered up due to Nihilego's influence, until only Gladion, Ash and Lilie herself were left. Lillie was forced to stay behind in order to battle Lusamine's Clefable, though she was assisted by Ash's Lycanroc. Due to the bonds she had with Clefable, Lillie was able to free it from Nihilego's control.
In 10,000,000 Reasons to Fight!, Lillie and Gladion joined Ash in battling Lusamine herself. During the battle, Lillie vented to Lusamine about all of the things she hated about her and begged her mother to try and fight Nihilego's control. Lillie's speech managed to return Lusamine to her senses, but when she tried reaching out to Lillie, Nihilego took full control of their fused form and attacked. With the power of their newly gained Pikashunium Z, Ash and Pikachu used a powerful 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt that defeated Nihilego, freeing Lusamine from its control in the process. Afterward, Lillie finally reconciled with Lusamine and took her back to their world with the others.
In The Professors' New Adventure!, Lillie returned to her usual attire. She also accepted Lusamine's invitation to join the Ultra Guardians, a task force dedicated to catching stray Ultra Beasts and returning them to their natural habitats.
Lillie is a polite, innocent, and kindhearted girl from a wealthy upbringing, who always shows care and concern for others. Due to the trauma she sustained when she was attacked by a Nihilego and rescued by Gladion's Silvally as a child, she is terrified of physically interacting with Pokémon, and tends to freeze up whenever one Pokémon enters her personal space; in Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!, she goes so far as to wear a full suit of diving gear to avoid making contact with Pokémon during a fishing class. When other characters point out her fear, she denies it by saying she simply chooses to avoid Pokémon. Despite this, Lillie enjoys studying Pokémon from a researcher's perspective, and is comfortable with being around them at a safe distance. In Getting to Know You!, she became comfortable with touching her own Pokémon, and she has been shown touching other Pokémon since then, such as Pikachu in The Ol' Raise and Switch! and a Stoutland in Treasure Hunt, Akala Style!. However, in Night of a Thousand Poses!, she regresses to the point here she can't even touch Snowy after her memory of Silvally resurfaces, making her believe Silvally attacked her. After remembering that Silvally had protected her from Nihilego years earlier, Lillie completely overcomes her fear, becoming eager to make contact with as many Pokémon as possible.
Lillie is extremely knowledgeable about the behavior, types, and background of Alola's native Pokémon species and regional variants, including guardian deities such as Tapu Koko. However, she appears to know little about Pokémon in other regions, as seen when she expresses surprise that Exeggutor—a Grass/Dragon-type Pokémon in Alola—is a Grass/Psychic-type Pokémon elsewhere. She also has a tendency to bring up information that she has gathered from books. In Now You See Them, Now You Don't!, Lillie is shown to enjoy writing in her journal before she goes to sleep.
Lillie is shown to have a strained relationship with her mother, Lusamine. As shown in A Dream Encounter! and Deceiving Appearances!, she is seen frequently getting annoyed and embarrassed whenever Lusamine treats her like a child, acting completely unlike her more reserved and quiet self. Another example of this was Lusamine's decision to evolve her Clefairy, whom Lillie was close to, into Clefable without ever considering Lillie's feelings on the matter, thus upsetting Lillie greatly. She is also constantly annoyed whenever Lusamine becomes distracted with her work and prioritizes it over spending time with her. However, Night of a Thousand Poses! reveals how the two were much closer during Lillie's youth before Lusamine became more absorbed in her Ultra Beast research. During the events of 10,000,000 Reasons to Fight!, after Lusamine had fallen under Nihilego's control, Lillie finally told her how much she hated her for her babying attitude, especially since Lusamine had been acting even more like a child under the Ultra Beast's influence. Lillie also refused to accept the possessed Lusamine as her mother unless she could fight its control, admitting that Lusamine was an incredibly strong person for keeping up her research for many years. After her words reached through to Lusamine, Lillie's relationship with her improved considerably, admiring her mother's compassion for starting the Ultra Guardians to rescue lost Ultra Beasts.
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| Cleffa → Clefairy → Clefable ♀
| Lillie grew up alongside Lusamine's Clefable when she was still a Cleffa and later a Clefairy, as shown in a family portrait and several flashbacks. The two were inseparable playmates before Lillie developed her fear of Pokémon, and often played together with her favorite Poké Doll. At one point, Lusamine decided to evolve Clefairy into Clefable with a Moon Stone, which Lillie did not agree with and upset her.
In Rescuing the Unwilling!, while trying to rescue Lusamine, Clefable, under the influence of Nihilego, was sent out to stop Ash and Lillie. Lillie, along with Snowy and Ash's Lycanroc, stayed behind to stop her. Lillie was able to break Nihilego's hold of Clefable by showing her the Poké Doll and reminding her of all the memories they had shared together.
Clefable's known moves are Dazzling Gleam and Moonblast, and her Ability is Magic Guard.
|| A Dream Encounter!
|| Garden Pokémon
| A lot of different wild Pokémon live in Lillie's garden, where they receive food and are able to play.
None of the Pokémon's moves are known.
|| Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!
| Butterfree is a Pokémon that visits Lillie in her house. Lillie is happy to provide it with a bowl of Pokémon food when Butterfree flies past her bedroom.
None of Butterfree's moves are known.
|| Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!
Lillie has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:
|| リーリエ Lilie
|| From Lilie, German for lily
| English, Dutch
|| From her Japanese name
|| From her Japanese name
|| From her Japanese name
| Italian, Spanish
|| Similar to her Japanese name
|| 릴리에 Lillie
|| Transliteration of Japanese name
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 莉莉艾 Lìlì'ài
|| Transliteration of Japanese name
| Chinese (Cantonese)
|| 莉莉艾 Leihleihngaaih
|| Mandarin-based transliteration of her Japanese name
| Brazilian Portuguese
|| Similar to her Japanese name
|| Лилли Lilli
|| Transcription of English name
|| ลิเลีย Lillie
|| Same as Japanese name
|| Same as English name