Aether Foundation (Trainer class)

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Aether Foundation
エーテルざいだん Aether Foundation
Sun Moon Aether Foundation Employees.pngSun Moon Faba.png
Artwork from Sun and Moon by take[1]
Other names
Introduced in Generation VII
Appears in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Gender Both
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Faba
Anime debut
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut {{{manga}}}

Aether Foundation (Japanese: エーテルざいだん Aether Foundation) is a Trainer class introduced in Generation VII. They are Pokémon Trainers who work for the Aether Foundation.

Many members of this Trainer class are simply named "Employee" and wear white, futuristic uniforms. The player battles the Employees while raiding Aether Paradise in search of the kidnapped Lillie. During this sequence, the Employees act and look villainous when battled, acting similarly to the Grunts of villainous teams. In addition to the traditional male and female variants, the player will also battle masked scientist Employees in the Foundation's secret lab. Most of the Employees keep their Pokémon in Great Balls, although scientist Employees use Repeat Balls instead.

Most other members of this Trainer class are Employees battled outside of the main storyline at the Battle Tree and Battle Royal Dome, each with distinct names. The Aether Foundation Trainers at the Battle Royal Dome exclusively use Water- and Grass-type Pokémon; however, those at the Battle Tree do not appear to specialize in anything. These Employees are friendly and are truer to the ideals of the Aether Foundation.

Faba also uses this Trainer class in most of his post-game battles. He is a known Psychic-type specialist.


Main article: Aether Foundation Employee → Gallery
Main article: Faba → Gallery

Trainer list

Pokémon Sun and Moon

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

See also:
List of Battle Royal Dome Trainers/Aether Foundation
List of Battle Tree Trainers/Aether Foundation

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 以太基金會的 Yíhtaai Gēigāmwúi-dīk
Mandarin 以太基金會的 Yǐtài Jījīnhuì-de *
以太基金会 Yǐtài Jījīnhuì *
France Flag.png French Fondation Æther
Germany Flag.png German Æther Foundation
Italy Flag.png Italian Fondazione Æther
South Korea Flag.png Korean 에테르재단 Aether Jaedan
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Fundação Aether
Spain Flag.png Spanish Fundación Æther


President: Lusamine (animeMasters)
Branch Chiefs: Faba (anime) • Wicke
Lower members: Aether Foundation
Aether Foundation Employees
Former members: MohnJessie*James*Meowth*
Related: Lillie (Masters) • Gladion (Masters)
Ultra Guardians*: AshLanaKiaweLillie
Locations: Aether ParadiseHeahea CityAether House
Aether Bases (Route 8Route 16)

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

Pasio Trainer classes
Ace TrainerAether FoundationAether Foundation EmployeeBeautyBlack BeltCamperCollectorHex Maniac
HikerLassMasked ManMasked WomanPoké FanPokémon RangerPreschoolerPunk Girl
Rising StarScientistSightseerStreet ThugSwimmerTeam Aqua GruntTeam Flare Grunt
Team Galactic GruntTeam Magma GruntTeam Plasma GruntTeam Rocket GruntTeam Yell GruntYoungster

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