Aether Foundation Employee (Trainer class)

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Jump to: navigation, search
082Magneton.png The contents of this article have been suggested to be merged into the page
Aether Foundation (Trainer class).

Please discuss it on the talk page for this article.
Aether Foundation Employee
エーテル財団 職員 Aether Foundation Staff
Sun Moon Aether Foundation Employees.png
Artwork from Sun and Moon
Other names
Introduced in Generation VII
Appears in Sun and Moon
Gender Both
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Jessie, James, and Meowth (anime, SM046 - SM049)
Anime debut A Dream Encounter!
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut PASM11 (Adventures)

An Aether Foundation Employee (Japanese: エーテル財団 職員 Aether Foundation Staff) is a type of Pokémon Trainer introduced in Generation VII. They are employees of the Aether Foundation who are dressed in 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.

Outside the main plot, Aether Foundation Employees may be battled in the Battle Royal Dome and Battle Tree, each with distinct names and using the Aether Foundation Trainer class. These Employees are friendly and are truer to the ideals of the Foundation.

Most of the Employees keep their Pokémon in Great Balls, although scientist Employees use Repeat Balls instead.

Appearance

Spr SM Aether Foundation Employee M.pngSpr SM Aether Foundation Employee F.pngSpr SM Aether Foundation Employee scientist.png
In-battle models from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
VSAether Foundation Employee M.pngVSAether Foundation Employee F.pngVSAether Foundation Employee scientist.png
VS models from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Aether Foundation Employee m SM OD.pngAether Foundation Employee f SM OD.pngAether Foundation Employee scientist SM OD.png
Overworld models from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

Trainer list

Pokémon Sun and Moon


Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon


In the anime

Team Rocket as Aether Foundation Employees in the anime

An Aether Foundation Employee first appeared in A Dream Encounter!. Several other Employees appeared in Deceiving Appearances!, including a disguised Team Rocket, who had been personally hired by Faba to serve as his underlings. However, they resigned in Mission: Total Recall! upon discovering Faba's plans to erase Lillie's memories, with them declaring that even they wouldn't stoop so low.

Several Aether Foundation Employees appeared in SM096. They listened as Wicke made an announcement about a missing Stufful.

In the manga

Aether Foundation Employees in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Aether Foundation Employees debuted in PASM11, where two were seen on a commercial advertising their organization.

Masked Aether Foundation Employees in Pokémon Adventures

In PASM13, a group of Employees were seen at Aether Paradise filming another Aether Foundation commercial.

In PASM15, a male Employee reported to Faba about Moon, Professor Kukui, and Professor Burnet, who had been rescued from a shipwreck and taken to Aether Paradise to recuperate. Faba had his Hypno attack the Employee for failing to use his proper title of Branch Chief as a way of ensuring that he would never do it again. Scared, the Employee apologized for his mistake and ran away.

In PASM16, two Employees appeared in a flashback where they were seen protecting a pair of Lillipup from a group of Team Skull Grunts. They were rescued by Mallow.

Later, Faba and a group of masked Employees set off to Vast Poni Canyon. After arriving at their destination, Faba sent a small group of Employees to capture Hapu, the newly appointed Kahuna of Poni Island, while he and the remaining Employees traveled to the Altar. Before the Altar team could leave, they were attacked by Moon and Anabel. Worried that his plans would be jeopardized, Faba had the Employees battle Moon's Pokémon, hoping that the clash would be enough of a distraction to allow him to escape.

After Faba left, Anabel switched out Moon's Pokémon for her own and used them to keep the Altar team busy while she, Moon, and Plumeria followed after the Branch Chief. Elsewhere, the Kahuna team encountered Hapu and Sun, but before they could capture their target, a Xurkitree that had been defeated by Gladion was thrown on top of them. Scared, the Kahuna team ran away and was told to join the Altar team and meet back with Faba. Once they arrived, Faba had the Employees join him in battling Moon, Anabel, and Plumeria.

Pokémon

Aether Foundation's Ledian (×2)
Ledian (×2)
A Ledian was used to battle a group of attacking Team Skull Grunts in order to protect some Lillipup. Another Ledian was used by Employee at Vast Poni Canyon to battle against Moon's Rowlet. Later, it was used to battle Moon and Anabel again in order to prevent them from chasing after Faba.

None of their moves are known.

Debut Sun & Moon chapter
Aether Foundation's Lileep
Lileep
Lileep was sent out by an Employee as part of Faba's plan to capture Hapu.

None of Lileep's moves are known.

Debut Sun & Moon chapter
Aether Foundation's Magneton
Magneton
Magneton was sent out by an Employee as part of Faba's plan to capture Hapu. Later, it was used to battle Moon and Anabel in order to prevent them from chasing after Faba.

None of Magneton's moves are known.

Debut Sun & Moon chapter
Aether Foundation's Raticate
Raticate
An Alolan Raticate was sent out by an Employee as part of Faba's plan to capture Hapu.

None of Raticate's moves are known.

Debut Sun & Moon chapter
Aether Foundation's Vanilluxe
Vanilluxe
Vanilluxe was sent out by an Employee at Vast Poni Canyon to battle against Moon. It battled against Moon's Mareanie. Later, it was used to battle Moon and Anabel again in order to prevent them from chasing after Faba.

None of Vanilluxe's moves are known.

Debut Sun & Moon chapter
Aether Foundation's Sliggoo
Sliggoo
Sliggoo was sent out by an Employee at Vast Poni Canyon to battle against Moon.

None of Sliggoo's moves are known.

Debut Sun & Moon chapter
Aether Foundation's Lumineon
Lumineon
Lumineon was sent out by an Employee at Vast Poni Canyon to battle against Moon. Later, it was used to battle Moon and Anabel again in order to prevent them from chasing after Faba.

None of Lumineon's moves are known.

Debut Sun & Moon chapter
Aether Foundation's Parasect
Parasect
Parasect was sent out by an Employee as part of Faba's plan to capture Hapu.

None of Parasect's moves are known.

Debut Sun & Moon chapter
Aether Foundation's Houndoom
Houndoom
Houndoom was sent out by an Employee as part of Faba's plan to capture Hapu. Later, it was used to battle Moon and Anabel in order to prevent them from chasing after Faba.

None of Houndoom's moves are known.

Debut Sun & Moon chapter
Aether Foundation's Pupitar
Pupitar
Pupitar was sent out by an Employee as part of Faba's plan to capture Hapu.

None of Pupitar's moves are known.

Debut Sun & Moon chapter
Aether Foundation's Arbok
Arbok
Arbok was sent out by an Employee as part of Faba's plan to capture Hapu. Later, it was used to battle Moon and Anabel in order to prevent them from chasing after Faba.

None of Arbok's moves are known.

Debut Sun & Moon chapter


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 以太基金會的職員 Yíhtaai Gēigāmwúi-dīk Jīkyùhn
Mandarin 以太基金會的職員 Yǐtài Jījīnhuì-de Zhíyuán *
以太基金会职员 Yǐtài Jījīnhuì Zhíyuán *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Zaměstnanec Aether Foundation
France Flag.png French Employé de la Fondation Æther ()
Employée de la Fondation Æther ()
Germany Flag.png German Æther Foundation Personal
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Aether Alapítvány Alkalmazottai
Italy Flag.png Italian Dipendente (Fondazione Æther)
South Korea Flag.png Korean 에테르재단직원 Aether Jaedan Jig-won
Poland Flag.png Polish Pracownik Fundacji Aether*
Pracownik fundacji Aether*
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Funcionários da Aether*
Spain Flag.png Spanish Empleado de la Fundacion Æther ()
Empleada de la Fundacion Æther ()


President: Lusamine
Branch Chiefs: FabaWicke
Lower members: Aether Foundation
Aether Foundation Employees
Former members: GladionLillie
Jessie*James*Meowth*
Ultra Guardians*: AshLanaKiaweLillie
SophoclesMallowGladion
Locations: Aether ParadiseAether House


Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Alola Ace DuoAce TrainerActorUSUMAether 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 PairReporterUSUMRising StarRising Star DuoScientistSightseer
SwimmerSwimmersSwimmer GirlsSylveon UserTeacherTeam AquaUSUMTeam FlareUSUMTeam GalacticUSUM
Team MagmaUSUMTeam PlasmaUSUMTeam SkullTeam Skull AdminTeam Skull BossTeam Skull Grunt
Trial GuideTwinsUmbreon UserVaporeon UserVeteranVeteran DuoWorkerYoungsterYouth Athlete
Capoeira CoupleUSUMDancing FamilyUSUMKantonian GymUSUMMaster & ApprenticeUSUM
Sparring PartnersUSUMSurferUSUMTeam 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

Project CharacterDex logo.png This Trainer Class article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.