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For Sun's Stakataka who has that nickname in the Japanese version, see Sun (Adventures) → Drachma.


Lei (Japanese: レイ Lei) is a character of the day who appeared in That New Old Gang of Mine!. He is the newborn 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 in That New Old Gang of Mine!, he met Lei when he reunited with Kukui and Burnet. Although Lei met Ash for the first time, he immediately took a liking to him as a big brother.


  • Lei is the first human character to have been born during the course of the anime.
  • Lei is referred to as a girl in the Latin American dub.


Language Name Origin
Japanese レイ Lei From lei (Hawaiian for "floral garland" and figurative term for "beloved child")
English, Brazillian Portuguese Lei Same as his Japanese name
Italian Keiki From keiki (Hawaiian for child)
Korean 레이 Rei Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 雷伊 Léiyī Transcription of his Japanese name
Thai เรย์ Re Transcription of his Japanese name

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