Lillie (anime)

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Lillie
リーリエ Lilie
Lillie SM.png
Art from Sun & Moon series
Gender Female
Eye color Green
Hair color Blonde
Hometown Hau'oli City
Region Alola
Relatives Lusamine (mother), Gladion (older brother)
Trainer class Trainer
Game counterpart Lillie
Anime debut Alola to New Adventure!
English voice actor Laurie Hymes
Japanese voice actor Kei Shindō

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!.

History

Lillie is the daughter of Lusamine and younger sister of Gladion, who lives in a mansion estate in Hau'oli City. Little is known about her childhood, except that she once enjoyed playing with Pokémon. However, she developed a crippling fear of them following an incident at another mansion that she could not recall. Lillie returned to her Hau'oli estate while her mother remained behind and her brother went on to live elsewhere, leaving her under the care of her family's servants. Despite her fear of Pokémon, Lillie continued to enjoy studying them and enrolled at the Pokémon School on Melemele Island.

Lillie's fear of touching Pokémon

Lillie made her anime debut 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 Pokédex, Lillie was able to touch the Egg when she instinctively shielded it from a wild Salandit.

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 named 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. 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 like Togedemaru.

Lillie was reunited with her brother in SM027. Gladion was surprised by the fact that Lillie was able to touch Pokémon again and told her to treasure her Vulpix. Later she invited Ash to her home to talk about Gladion and his past. 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 SM030, 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 had trouble getting closer to Pikachu, due to her fear of touching Pokémon. 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. After the weekend had passed by, to everyone's surprise, she showed her classmates that she was able to touch Pikachu. Lillie then promised herself to take it step by step until she was able to touch every kind of Pokémon. Ash then proposed a battle against Lillie and Pikachu, to show them how strong he and Snowy had gotten together.

Character

Lillie and Hobbes

Lillie is a polite and kindhearted girl from a wealthy upbringing who always shows care and concern for others. 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 chooses to avoid Pokémon. Hobbes reveals in Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge! that the fear came from an incident during a trip with her mother that Lillie doesn't recall. As of Getting to Know You!, she is now comfortable with touching her own Pokémon, and as of SM030, she has become comfortable with touching Pikachu.

Despite her fear, Lillie enjoys studying Pokémon from a researcher's perspective, and is comfortable with being around them at a safe distance. She is extremely knowledgeable about the behavior, types, and background of Alola's native 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.

Pokémon

On hand

Lillie Snowy.png
Snowy

Ride Pokémon

A Poké Ride Lapras
Lapras
Lillie was first seen riding a Poké Ride Lapras around Melemele Island.

None of Lapras's moves are known.

Debut Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!

Befriended

Garden Pokémon
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.

Debut Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!
A wild Butterfree
Butterfree
Butterfree is a Pokémon that visits Lillie in her house. Lillie is happy to provide it with a bowl of Pokémon food when Butterfree flies past her bedroom.

None of Butterfree's moves are known.

Debut Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!

Temporary

Ash's Pikachu
Pikachu
Main article: Ash's Pikachu

In SM030, Professor Kukui tasked everyone with switching their partner Pokémon with somebody else and Lillie was given Pikachu. Because of her fear of Pokémon, Lillie decided to have a battle with Hobbes and his Oricorio to help conquer her fear where despite her lack of battle experience, Lillie was able to defeat Oricorio and was able to touch Pikachu.

Debut Pokémon - I Choose You!
Voice actors
Japanese Ikue Ohtani
English Ikue Ohtani

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 真堂圭 Kei Shindō
English Laurie Hymes
Mandarin Chinese 詹雅菁 Zhān Yǎjīng
Italian Giulia Maniglio
Brazilian Portuguese Evie Saide
Spanish Latin America Araceli Romero
Spain Ainhoa Martín
Thai ธันยนันท์ พิพัฒน์ไชยศิริ Thanyanan Piphatchaisiri
Turkish Selay Taşdöğen

Trivia

  • Out of all of Ash's friends, Lillie took the longest time to obtain her first Pokémon, catching Snowy fourteen episodes after her debut (this excludes Max and Bonnie, who cannot own Pokémon).
  • Lillie is the only one of Ash's classmates whose game counterpart is not a Trial Captain.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese リーリエ Lilie From Lilie, German for lily
English, Dutch Lillie From her Japanese name
French 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
Thai ลิเลีย Lillie Same as Japanese name

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