Lillie

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Lillie
リーリエ Lilie
USUM Lillie.png
Art from Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Gender Female
Eye color Green
Hair color Blonde
Hometown Aether Paradise, later Route 1 (Kukui's Lab)
Region Alola
Relatives Gladion (older brother), Lusamine (mother), Mohn (father), unnamed grandfather
Trainer class Pokémon TrainerUSUM
Generation VII
Games Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, Masters
Specializes in Fairy typesUSUM
Anime counterpart Lillie
Counterpart debut Alola to New Adventure!

Lillie (Japanese: リーリエ Lilie) is a character introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, she serves as one of the player character's allies and traveling companions during the course of the game.

In the games

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Lillie is first revealed as a mysterious girl who is central to the plot of Pokémon Sun and Moon. She assists, and is shown to live with, Professor Kukui for personal reasons. She dislikes Pokémon battles as she does not like seeing Pokémon get hurt, but loves to read.

Lillie is first seen attempting to flee Aether Paradise three months prior to the beginning of the player's adventure, during the opening cutscene. Just when she is surrounded, she is Teleported by a mysterious force, later revealed to be the Pokémon hiding in her bag, Cosmog, which she nicknamed Nebby. Lillie and Nebby wash up on a beach, where they are found by Professor Burnet, who listens to Lillie's story and agrees to help her learn more about Nebby. She contacts her husband, Professor Kukui, who allows her to stay with him as his assistant.

The player first meets Lillie on the Mahalo Trail, where she watches helplessly as Nebby is being attacked by a group of wild Spearow on an unstable rope bridge. Despite not yet having a Pokémon of their own, the player steps in to protect Nebby, and is in turn assisted and recognized by Tapu Koko. Afterwards, she accompanies the player back to Iki Town, where she watches them receive their starter, and later their Z-RingSM or Z-Power RingUSUM. Some time after that, she accompanies the player to Kukui's Lab and later provides them a tour of the Pokémon Center. After assisting the player at the Trainers' School, she visits Hau'oli City. After the player completes their first trial, Nebby escapes from her bag and runs off into Melemele Meadow, so the player must find it and return it back to her. After the player defeats Kahuna Hala, she goes to Akala Island alongside the player and Hau.

Throughout the player's and Hau's journey on Akala Island, Lillie mostly stays at the Tide Song Hotel in Heahea City, apparently to meet somebody there, and also in fear of Team Skull, who she saw lurking around the area. She also tells the player that, in her quest to learn more about Nebby, she would like to visit each of the ruins of Alola where the guardian deities live. She rejoins the player and Hau when Professor Kukui summons them to the Dimensional Research Lab, which conducts research into Pokémon coming from other dimensions and is headed by Professor Burnet. She and the Professor travel to the Ruins of Life to watch Kahuna Olivia and Hau battle; when Hau reminds the player that Faba of the Aether Foundation wants to see them, Lillie becomes nervous and insists on staying to watch the battle. Notably, she does not join the player and Hau in their tour of Aether Paradise.

The reason for this is revealed much later on, while they are on Ula'ula Island: while staying at the Aether House on Route 15, Lillie and Nebby are kidnapped by Team Skull in an operation led by Plumeria, who implies that Team Skull are not the only ones who steal Pokémon; at this, Lillie goes with them willingly and quietly, while Hau is unable to defeat Plumeria to save her. Upon informing the player about this, Gladion, a Team Skull enforcer that the player and Hau have encountered several times, who has warned them to ensure nothing happens to Nebby, barges in, having overheard the conversation. He takes them to Aether Paradise, where he claims he is certain Lillie has been brought. After raiding the facility, whose employees have now become hostile to them under the pretext that there are intruders, the player manages to enter the house and office of Lusamine, its president, where they find Lillie trying to reason with her, finding out as well that Lillie is Lusamine's daughter, and that Gladion is her brother, who had also ran away from Aether Paradise for similar reasons. Lusamine berates both Lillie and Gladion for leaving and stealing from her, after all the love she gave them, and shows no care for either of them.

Information the player finds in Aether Paradise as well as Lillie and Lusamine's conversation reveal that Nebby was actually a research experiment of the Aether Foundation in its attempt to open more Ultra Wormholes across Alola and harness the power of the Ultra Beasts; knowing that the strain of this would be fatal on Nebby, Lillie had taken it from Aether Paradise. Lusamine manages to get Nebby back, however, and forces it to open Ultra Wormholes across Alola, one of which she goes through with Guzma, the boss of Team Skull. Nebby is revealed to have evolved into Cosmoem in the process, although none of them are seemingly aware of this.

Determined to save both Nebby and her mother, Lillie joins the player on Poni Island and is given the Moon FluteSUS or Sun FluteMUM by Gladion. She undergoes a dramatic change, changing her outfit and becoming much more confident, calling it her "Z-powered form" (Japanese: 全力の姿 full-powered form). She accompanies the player throughout the island, witnessing Hapu's appointment as Kahuna by Tapu Fini, retrieving the Sun FluteS or Moon FluteM from Exeggutor Island, going through Vast Poni Canyon, where she attempts her first "trial" by crossing a narrow bridge alone, and finally ascending the Altar of the SunneSUS or Altar of the MooneMUM, where they are directed to play the Sun and Moon Flutes together. As they do so, Nebby is drawn from Lillie's bag and evolves into SolgaleoSUS or LunalaMUM, which amazes Lillie, who had never read about their relationship to each other before. At this point, her role diverges based on the game being played.

Pokémon Sun and Moon

She requests for its help to save Lusamine in Ultra Space, where she is unfazed by Guzma's claims that Lusamine is beyond reason, and goes to confront her. She finally manages to stand up to her, despite being called ugly for leaving her and befriending the player. After the player defeats Lusamine, who has merged with Nihilego, she attempts to strike Lillie with one of her tentacles, but Lillie cries out to Nebby for help, who manages to separate Lusamine and Nihilego. Before losing consciousness, Lusamine asks Lillie when she started becoming more beautiful.

Upon returning to Alola, Nebby indicates its desire to join and travel with Lillie, who gently refuses as she is not a Pokémon Trainer. She suggests it join the player instead, who is required to catch it to proceed with the storyline. Lillie then leaves to take care of her mother, and until the player becomes Champion she is not seen, as she is busy caring for Lusamine in Aether Paradise. She does tell Gladion, however, to tell the player that they are the "best trainer in the world". During the festivities in Iki Town, Lillie and the player quietly slip away to the Ruins of Conflict to give thanks to Tapu Koko; when they return, she tells the player that Lusamine is getting a bit better, and even wanted to join the party, and that she has been gently helping her understand what she has done. She also stops short of telling the player something seemingly important; this is revealed the next day by Hau, to be her departure for Kanto, where she plans to seek treatment for her mother and become a Trainer in her own right. She gives the player her old Poké Doll and says goodbye to them. She is not seen after this.

After Lillie has left, the player can read her diary in the loft of Professor Kukui's lab, as the lock has been pecked open by Murkrow. In it, Lillie writes that her flight from Aether Paradise had been planned ahead, with only Wicke aware of it, and that Wicke had told her to look for Professor Burnet. She is seemingly turned off at Professor Kukui's habit of going around half-naked. She also notes that Alola does not have any Gym Leaders or — at that time, toward the start of the player's journey — an Elite Four. Wicke also tells the player, upon their return to Aether Paradise, that the reason Lillie chose Kanto was to seek Bill, who, like Lusamine, has been combined with a Pokémon before, in the hopes that Lusamine would be healed of the last of Nihilego's poisons.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Before SolgaleoUS or LunalaUM can help Lillie, an Ultra Wormhole opens up and dumps Guzma and Lusamine onto the altar, followed by Necrozma. Despite Lusamine's request for Lillie to flee, she refuses to run away and is present when Necrozma absorbs Nebby, transforming into its Dusk ManeUS or Dawn WingsUM form. When it withdraws into the Ultra Wormhole, Lillie asks the player to follow Necrozma to Ultra Megalopolis and save Nebby. Following Ultra Necrozma's defeat, she and Lusamine bring Nebby back to Aether Paradise so it can heal from its injuries.

Later on, after the player has defeated Ilima at Hau'oli Cemetery, she can be found back at Mahalo Trail with Nebby. As in Sun and Moon, Lillie suggests that Nebby can join the player in the hopes that they can calm Necrozma's fury if they encounter it again, allowing the player to capture it. After Nebby is caught, Lillie will give the player a Solganium ZUS/Lunalium ZUM, which she had found being held by Nebby.

After Team Rainbow Rocket's takeover of Aether Paradise, Lillie visits the player's house and asks for their help in saving Lusamine. She is later revealed to have become a Pokémon Trainer herself and acts as the player's partner in a Multi Battle with Faba and an Aether Foundation Employee. Throughout Episode RR, she mostly supports the player by healing their Pokémon.

After Episode RR, Lillie can be visited at Professor Kukui's laboratory on Route 1, where she will accept to join the player as a Multi Battle partner at the Battle Tree.

Pokémon

Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

Cared for
Nebby
Nebby
Main article: Nebby

This Cosmog, nicknamed Nebby (Japanese: ほしぐもちゃん Hoshigumo-chan) by Lillie, was a research subject of the Aether Foundation. Lillie rescued the Pokémon when she learned that the organization's experiments would eventually kill it, and thanks to its Teleport, was able to flee. Since escaping, Lillie has been taking Nebby to the ruins of the guardian deities of Alola, believing she can learn something about Nebby's true nature. Due to the circumstances, Lillie always keeps Nebby in a bag she carries around with her at all times.

Debut Pokémon Sun and Moon

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Lillie's Clefairy is kept in a Heal Ball.

Multi Battle partner


Battle Tree partner


Quotes

Main article: Lillie/Quotes

Artwork

Sun Moon Lillie.png Ultra Sun Ultra Moon story artwork.png Lillie and Solgaleo.png Lillie and Lunala.png Lillie and Nebby artwork.png
Art from
Sun and Moon
Promotional artwork for
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Lillie and Nebby as Solgaleo artwork Lillie and Nebby as Lunala artwork Lillie and Nebby artwork
used for the Kotobukiya ArtFx J figurine
Lillie SM concept art.png Lillie USUM concept art.png Lillie and Solgaleo2.png Lillie and Lunala2.png Lillie and Clefairy artwork.png
Conceptual artwork from
Sun and Moon
Conceptual artwork from
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Artwork of Lillie playing the
Sun Flute for Nebby as Solgaleo
Artwork of Lillie playing the
Moon Flute for Nebby as Lunala
Lillie and Clefairy artwork
used for the Kotobukiya ArtFx J figurine


Sprites

Spr USUM Lillie.png
In-battle model from
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Lillie SM OD.png Lillie 2 SM OD.png
First overworld model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Second overworld model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon


In the anime

Lillie in the anime

In the main series

Main article: Lillie (anime)

Lillie first appeared in Alola to New Adventure!. She is a student at the Pokémon School of Melemele Island and one of Ash's classmates. She loves studying Pokémon and has a great deal of knowledge about the species native to the Alola region, but is hesitant and afraid to touch them due to a certain incident during her childhood, which she spends much of the series trying to overcome.

In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Lillie (right) with her family in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Lillie briefly appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer as part of a team with her mother Lusamine and her brother Gladion.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Lillie in Pokémon Adventures
Lillie in her original outfit in Pokémon Adventures

Lillie debuted in The Decision and the Tournament of Six. She was entered in an Iki Town festival tournament by mistake. When Moon and Olivia came to place Lillie in the tournament roster, Nebby broke out of Lillie's bag and ran away. They found Nebby at under attack by wild Spearow at Mahalo Trail, but Lillie was too scared to help, forcing Moon to step in and do it. When Moon got to Nebby, it used its powers to break the bridge they were standing on, causing both to fall into the water before Tapu Koko caught them and brought them to safety. After learning Lillie was entered in the tournament by mistake, Moon decided to take her place instead.

In The Announcement and the Prize, Lillie met with Professor Burnet at Professor Kukui's house. They watched the tournament on the television, but Lillie ended up falling asleep during the second battle and dreamt of her family.

In Flash and Cosmog's Secret, Lillie went shopping with Burnet. When Burnet asked about Lillie's clothes, she accidentally triggered painful memories of when Lillie was forcibly made to dress in her current attire by Lusamine against her wishes. Lillie's distress caused Nebby to fly out and claw at the sky, causing an Ultra Wormhole to form. After Lillie fainted, Nebby stopped and went down to check on her condition out of concern.

In Shipwreck and "Oh, What Sharp Teeth You Have, Bruxish!", Lillie and Burnet used Mantine Surf to arrive at Kukui's yacht as it was heading to Ula'ula Island. The group was attacked by a wild Bruxish, which used its psychic powers to make everyone pass out. Sun defeated Bruxish and saved Lillie, but ended up falling unconscious. Lillie and Sun later washed up on a beach on Ula'ula, where they were found by Acerola, who took the pair to the Aether House to recuperate. After waking up, Lillie properly introduced herself to Sun.

In A Photoshoot and the Abandoned Thrifty Megamart, Acerola took Lillie and Sun to the site of the former Thrifty Megamart and gave Sun the task of photographing the Totem Mimikyu that lived inside. Sun completed the trial by befriending Mimikyu and adding it to his team. Afterward, Sun learned that the Rotom Pokédex could communicate with Nebby and got the idea to help him speed up the process of calming the guardian deities. When Sun opened Lillie's bag, Nebby emerged in the form of the dormant and unresponsive Cosmoem. Afterwards, Lillie and Sun returned to Aether House at Acerola's request.

In Confusion and Monsters from Another World, Lillie and Sun were approached by Sina and Dexio, a pair of Trainers from the Kalos region. Sina and Dexio hired Sun to help them find the Zygarde Cells scattered across Alola. Sun accepted and received a Zygarde Cube to store the Cells he managed to find. Fearing that putting Lillie in danger would cause Nebby to use its powers again, Sun had Lillie stay behind and went to begin his search.

In The Truth and Island Kahuna Hapu, Lillie reunited with Gladion after he rescued her from an attacking Guzzlord on Route 10. To everyone else's surprise, Lillie and Gladion revealed themselves to be siblings and the children of Lusamine, the Aether Foundation president. Lillie told Gladion about how she stole Nebby from Lusamine to prevent her from abusing its power. When Lillie presented a Sun Flute she had also taken from Aether Paradise, Gladion decided that they should head towards the Poni Altar.

In PASM23, Lillie and Gladion traveled through Poni Island. Gladion revealed he planned on getting the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo and Lunala to help him destroy the Ultra Beasts. As they traveled, a Xurkitree appeared and attacked them. Gladion and Silvally fought Xurkitree, but Nebby flew out of his hands and met with another Cosmoem. After Xurkitree was defeated, Lillie and Gladion met with Sun and Hapu. They learned that the Sun and Moon Flutes were a pair meant to played at the Poni Altar. The guardian deities of Alola appeared and took Sun and both flutes to the Poni Altar while Lillie, Gladion, and Hapu chased after them.

In PASM25, Lillie and Gladion helped Anabel corner and capture Faba. At the Altar, Lillie and the others found that Sun and Moon managed to evolve Nebby and the other Cosmoem into Lunala and Solgaleo, respectively. Anabel received a call from Looker, who told her that a large number of Ultra Beasts made their way to Poni Island. While Moon, Gladion, Anabel, and Hapu fought off the beasts, Solgaleo was possessed by a Necrozma that appeared from a wormhole. Necrozma grabbed Sun and dragged him into the wormhole, forcing Moon and Lunala to chase after them.

Six months after the Poni Island incident, Lusamine disappeared while Faba had managed to take control of the Aether Foundation, running it like a dictatorship. In PASM26, Wicke told Lillie and Gladion that Lusamine was found on Poni Island playing with a group of Ultra Beasts. Gladion suggested going to get Lusamine, but was told to stay behind as he hadn't fully recovered from the injuries he sustained from being exposed to the energy from Silvally's evolution. Wicke decided the best option was for her to return to Aether Paradise and gather information before making their next move.

In PASM30, on Exeggutor Island, an injured Guzma revealed that Lusamine had repeatedly fused with a Nihilego she captured. After learning from Mina that Mohn was still alive, Lillie and Gladion decided to meet with Lusamine and tell her in hopes that she'll return to normal. With encouragement from Gladion, Lillie changed into a new set of clothes and set off with Sina, Dexio, and Samson Oak to meet Lusamine at Mount Lanakila. Before they could leave, the four were interrupted by the appearance of Complete Forme Zygarde and Sun falling from a wormhole. After Sun was rescued, he led the others on a search for Moon and Lusamine, who also fell through the wormhole. Later, after finding Lusamine, Lillie confronted her mother, revealing to her that Mohn was still alive in Alola somewhere. Overwhelmed with emotion, Lusamine separated from Nihilego, but passed out immediately afterward. Sun tried getting Zygarde to take Lusamine to a hospital, only to notice that Necrozma had arrived.

In PASM33, Sun and Samson stayed behind to battle Necrozma while Sina and Dexio took Lillie and Lusamine to a safer place. They attempted to take an elevator to the base of the mountain, only for Dexio to be shot by a poison arrow fired by what appeared to be Moon. Realizing the assailant was an imposter, Lillie sent her Cutiefly to defeat the fake's Salazzle, revealing them to be Plumeria in disguise. Angered, Plumeria blamed Lillie, Lusamine, and the Aether Foundation for Team Skull's misfortunes and Guzma's disappearance. Lillie managed to calm Plumeria by revealing Guzma was alive and safe on Exeggutor Island, convincing her to give up.

In PASM37, several months after Necrozma was defeated, Lillie came in contact with a researcher named Bill. As Bill had fused himself to a Pokémon once before, he agreed to help Lillie revive Lusamine, who had yet to wake up from her coma. Gladion was reluctant to let Lillie go alone, so she was joined by Professor Burnet.

Pokémon

On hand
Lillie's Cutiefly
Cutiefly
Cutiefly is Lillie's only known Pokémon. It was first seen being used to defeat Plumeria's Salazzle.

Cutiefly's known moves are Stun Spore and Pollen Puff*.

Debut PASM36
Cared for
Nebby
Nebby
Main article: Light trio (Adventures)

Nebby (Japanese: ほしぐもちゃん Hoshigumo-chan) is a Pokémon Lillie took care of after rescuing it from the Aether Foundation. It was first seen escaping from Lillie's bag and running off to Mahalo Trail, where it was attacked by wild Spearow. When Moon stepped in to save it, Nebby broke the bridge they were standing on, causing both to fall towards the water until they were saved by Tapu Koko. In A Raid and Po Town, it was revealed to have evolved into a Cosmoem and later evolves into a Lunala.

Debut The Decision and the Tournament of Six
Ride Pokémon
Lillie's Mantine
Mantine
Lillie used a Ride Mantine to surf to Professor Kukui's yacht with Professor Burnet. Shortly after arriving, a wild Bruxish arrived and attacked everyone with its psychic abilities. During the commotion, Lillie was knocked off of Mantine, which then collided into the yacht, knocking itself out in the process.

None of Mantine's moves are known.

Debut Shipwreck and "Oh, What Sharp Teeth You Have, Bruxish!"

In the TCG

Full Art print of Lillie by Naoki Saito

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Lillie or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Lillie's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Solgaleo & LunalaTag Team GX Psychic Cosmic Eclipse Ultra-Rare Rare 75/236 Dream League RR 020/049
Cosmic Eclipse Rare Ultra 216/236 Dream League SR 063/049
Cosmic Eclipse Rare Secret 254/236 Dream League HR 070/049
Clefairy Fairy Cosmic Eclipse Uncommon 144/236 Dream League U 035/049
      SM-P Promotional cards   381/SM-P
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Lillie Su Sun & Moon Uncommon 122/149 Collection Moon U 059/060
Sun & Moon Rare Ultra 147/149 Collection Moon SR 066/060
      SM-P Promotional cards   080/SM-P
Shining Legends Uncommon 62/73 Shining Legends U 070/072
      SM-P Promotional cards   148/SM-P
Ultra Prism Uncommon 125/156 GX Battle Boost   108/114
Ultra Prism Rare Ultra 151/156 GX Battle Boost SR 119/114
Yellow A Alternate cards   125a/156 Sky Legend TR 053/054
      SM-P Promotional cards   397/SM-P
Lillie's Poké Doll I Cosmic Eclipse Uncommon 197/236 Dream League U 043/049
Cosmic Eclipse Rare Secret 267/236 Dream League UR 074/049
Lillie's Full Force Su Cosmic Eclipse Uncommon 196/236 Dream League U 049/049
Cosmic Eclipse Rare Ultra 230/236 Dream League SR 068/049
 

Trivia

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese リーリエ Lilie From Lilie, German for lily
English, Dutch,
European Portuguese,
Vietnamese
Lillie From her Japanese name
French, Indonesian Lilie From her Japanese name
German Lilly From her Japanese name
Italian, Spanish Lylia Similar to her Japanese name
Korean 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 Lílian Similar to her Japanese name
Russian Лилли Lilli*
Лиллия Lilliya*
Transcription of English name
From English name
Thai ลิเลีย Lillie Transliteration of Japanese name

Related articles


President: Lusamine (anime)
Branch Chiefs: Faba (anime) • Wicke
Lower members: Aether Foundation
Aether Foundation Employees
Former members: GladionLillieMohn
Jessie*James*Meowth*
Ultra Guardians*: AshLanaKiaweLillie
SophoclesMallowGladion
Locations: Aether ParadiseAether House


Non-player characters in the core series games
Alola Professor KukuiMomLillieNebbyHauRotomProfessor BurnetMolayneSamson OakRyukiMohn
RedBlueWallyCynthiaGrimsleyColressSinaDexioLookerAnabelMorimotoIwao
Team SkullAether FoundationUltra Recon SquadTeam Rainbow Rocket
Trial CaptainsIsland KahunasElite FourName RaterJudgeMr. HyperGester

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