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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 identified 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 nicknamed 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 that Electric-type moves would work on Brock's Geodude. 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 attended the wedding of Professor Kukui and Professor Burnet. During the post-nuptials, Lillie and her classmates 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 in her Ultra Guardians uniform
In A Mission of Ultra Urgency!, Lillie and her classmates set out on their first Ultra Guardians mission. They were tasked with capturing a Buzzwole that emerged from an Ultra Wormhole onto Melemele Island, where it began causing havoc. During the mission, Lillie helped heal a wild Snorlax that was drained of its energy by the Ultra Beast. Eventually, Buzzwole was distracted by Kiawe's flexing long enough for Ash to capture it in a Beast Ball. Afterward, Buzzwole was released and returned to its home thanks to a wormhole opened by Lusamine's team.
In Rise and Shine, Starship!, Lillie and her classmates traveled to Bamboo Hill to see a mysterious creature that Sophocles had discovered the night before. Together, the group unsuccessfully tried to dig it up. The next day, Lusamine revealed the creature was actually an Ultra Beast named Celesteela and set the Ultra Guardians off to return it back home. Attempts to catch Celesteela in a Beast Ball proved unsuccessful as it was firmly rooted down. Team Rocket later attempted to catch Celesteela, forcing the Ultra Guardians to protect it as Celesteela began to launch into the air. After creating an area for Celesteela to launch safely without setting the immediate area ablaze, they watched it fly home.
In Twirling with a Bang!, Lillie and her classmates watched a fireworks show. The show was interrupted by a strange creature that used its exploding head to create a fireworks show of its own. The next day, the Ultra Guardians were called down by Lusamine, who revealed the creature from before was the Ultra Beast Blacephalon. The Ultra Guardians set off to find Blacephalon, but their efforts to track it down only led to a different Ultra Beast, later named Xurkitree by Lusamine. When Blacephalon and Xurkitree met, they began doing flashy performances in an attempt to outdo the other. Worried that serious trouble could arise if the competition kept escalating, the Ultra Guardians combined the attacks of their partner and Ride Pokémon into a giant firework that distracted the Ultra Beasts long enough for Ash to make them flinch with Lycanroc's Splintered Stormshards. Together, Lillie managed to catch Blacephalon with the assistance of Mallow and Steenee while Lana caught Xurkitree, allowing the two Ultra Beasts to be later released back to their homes.
In Not Caving Under Pressure!, Lillie and her classmates traveled back to Melemele Island after spending time at Hokulani Observatory. After taking a shortcut to the ferry, the group got lost in an ice cave at Mount Lanakila and were separated into multiple small groups. There, Lillie, Mallow, and Sophocles befriended a group of Alolan Sandshrew, who were training to battle a Tyranitar that had invaded their territory. Lillie used Snowy and the leader Sandshrew in a Double Battle against the Tyranitar and successfully drove it away. The leader Sandshrew used an Ice Stone that Sophocles's Charjabug had found to evolve into a Sandslash and awarded Lillie an Icium Z as thanks. After Lillie's group reunited with the others, Sophocles gave Lillie another Ice Stone that Charjabug had found. She offered to let Snowy evolve with the stone, but it refused out of fear. As a result, Lillie decided to hold on to the stone in case Snowy ever changed her mind.
In SM085, Lillie and her classmates were sent on an Ultra Guardians mission to capture the Ultra Beast Stakataka. They found it lying motionless in the middle of a field at the Pokémon School. The Ultra Guardians' attempts to capture Stakataka all failed as it easily dodged all of their thrown Beast Balls, forcing them to give up and try again later. The next day, they found that Stakataka had left the Pokémon School and moved to the construction site of a resort Viren was building. Viren, mistaking the Rampart Pokémon for a statue stand, glued a golden statue of himself onto Stakataka, causing it to go berserk in an attempt to get the statue off. With the assistance of Kiawe's Turtonator, Ash made it on top of Stakataka and had Pikachu knock the statue off, calming it down. Afterwards, Stakataka happily agreed to be caught and was then returned to its home.
In SM087, mysterious dark clouds appeared over the Alola region, causing all of the adults in Alola to lose their energy and motivation. The next day, Lillie and her classmates embarked on their fifth mission to investigate the situation at the Altar of the Sunne. Shortly after arriving, Lusamine revealed that Gladion would be joining them as a new member. In order to disperse the clouds, Ash, Kiawe, Lana, and Gladion combined their Z-Power to fuel a device that successfully made the clouds disappear, but they uncovered a hidden Ultra Wormhole in the process. Afterwards, Lusamine took the Ultra Guardians into the ruins, where she showed them a mural depicting the Blinding One. Before any attempt to translate the mural could be done, the Ultra Guardians were forced to return outside, where they found the wormhole increasing in size. At that moment, a Lunala emerged from the wormhole with a Necrozma chasing after it.
In SM088, Lusamine's group came to the conclusion that Necrozma was the cause of the Alolan adults' loss of energy. Realizing that Necrozma intended on draining Lunala's Ultra Aura in order to possess it, Lusamine sent the Ultra Guardians off to protect Lunala. The Ultra Guardians chased Necrozma to Melemele Island, where they fought alongside Lunala to drive Necrozma away. Despite their best efforts, Necrozma easily shrugged off the Ultra Guardians' attacks and eventually took over Lunala's body to become Dawn Wings Necrozma. Soon afterwards, an elite Team Rocket group known as the Matori Matrix appeared and attempted to capture Necrozma, only for it to easily break free from their electrified net.
After the Matori Matrix retreated, Nebby appeared from a wormhole and fought alongside the Ultra Guardians to free Lunala. With its Sunsteel Strike, Nebby successfully knocked Necrozma off of Lunala, causing it the former to fall into the ocean below. The Matori Matrix returned in order to capture Nebby and Lunala, though the two Legendary Pokémon were freed by Ash's Pikachu and Gladion's Silvally. The distraction allowed Necrozma to return and possess Nebby instead, causing it to become Dusk Mane Necrozma. Ash tried to free Nebby, but was unable to stop Necrozma from escaping into an Ultra Wormhole. With Necrozma gone, the adults of Alola were restored to their normal selves and the injured Lunala was taken to the Ultra Guardians base to recuperate. When the Ultra Guardians expressed their determination to rescue Nebby, their Z-Rings began shining a light that went into Lunala, healing it in the process.
In SM089, the Ultra Guardians and Lunala traveled through an Ultra Wormhole and arrived at Poipole's home world. While Lunala went off ahead to face Necrozma, the others stayed behind and were introduced to Poipole's friends and the leader of its hive, Naganadel. With its telepathy, Naganadel revealed to everyone how Necrozma lost its light protecting the world from a meteor, causing everything to become barren and shrouded in darkness. Realizing that Necrozma is actually the Blinding One, the group decided to help Necrozma by giving it their Z-Power in the hopes that it would release Nebby, regain its true form, and bring light back to Poipole's world. After heading to where Lunala and Necrozma were fighting, Ash, Gladion, Kiawe, and Lana fired simultaneous Z-Moves at the Prism Pokémon.
In SM090, the combined Z-Moves were absorbed by Necrozma, but it wasn't enough to get it to release Nebby. After informing Lusamine's group of the situation, the Ultra Guardians learned that, in the tale of Alola's creation, the people and Pokémon of Alola assisted Solgaleo and Lunala in restoring Necrozma's light by sharing their Z-Power with it. Together, the Ultra Guardians, their Pokémon, Lunala, Poipole's comrades, and everyone else back in Alola shared their Z-Power with Necrozma, causing to release Nebby. Afterwards, Ash and Nebby used Searing Sunraze Smash, while Gladion and Lunala used Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom on Necrozma. The combined Z-Moves fully restored Necrozma's light, giving it the strength to become its true form, Ultra Necrozma, and restore Poipole's home world back to its original state. Afterwards, the Ultra Guardians, Nebby, and Lunala traveled back to Alola through the Ultra Wormhole.
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 avoids Pokémon by choice until she concedes to her inability in Lillie's Egg-xhilirating Adventure. 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 where she can't even touch Snowy after her memory of Silvally resurfaces, in which Silvally seemingly attacked her. After remembering that Silvally had protected her from Nihilego years earlier, Lillie completely overcame 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 resident 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 exasperated 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 by 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.
Lillie appears to be lacking in athletic skills, as she failed to throw Poké Balls, such as in Getting to Know You! and Twirling with a Bang!, or even plastic balls onto a target, as shown in the extra scene of the latter episode. She also could not jump over the vaulting box in SM085.
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| Blacephalon first appeared in Twirling with a Bang! during a fireworks show. Ash and his classmates were amazed by its performance, believing it to be a part of the show.
The next day, they learned that it was actually an Ultra Beast and set out to capture it. Blacephalon appeared just as Kiawe was about to catch Xurkitree, and it began to have a performance battle with the fellow Ultra Beast, preventing the Ultra Guardians from catching it. With the Ultra Guardians' Pokémon providing a distraction and Ash's Lycanroc weakening Blacephalon with Splintered Stormshards, Lillie was eventually able to catch it, allowing it to be sent back home.
Blacephalon's only known move is Mind Blown.
|| Twirling with a Bang!
| Sandshrew → Sandslash
| This giant Alolan Sandshrew is the leader of a group of other Alolan Sandshrew that lived in an ice cave. The Sandshrew trained together to fight a wild Tyranitar that had taken over their mine of Ice Stones, but it was too strong for them to defeat. Worried for them, Lillie used Snowy and the leader Sandshrew to battle Tyranitar. By using Snowy's defensive techniques in conjunction with Sandshrew's attacking moves, Lillie managed to drive the Tyranitar off. Afterwards, Sandshrew touched an Ice Stone that Sophocles had found, evolving into an Alolan Sandslash. It then awarded Lillie an Icium Z as thanks for helping it.
Sandslash's known move are Rapid Spin and Metal Claw.
|| Not Caving Under Pressure!
| Voice actors
|| Yūji Ueda
|| Cleffa → Clefairy → Clefable ♀
- Main article: Lusamine's 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 thus leaving her upset.
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.
|| 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 a bowl of Pokémon food whenever 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