Lillie (anime)

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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!.


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, 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 A Glaring Rivalry!. 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. They talked about how different Gladion was from last time Lillie saw him, which was 6 months ago. She was worried about him, but then after Ash assured her that Gladion was a nice guy, she felt more at ease. 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 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.

Once again, Lillie overcame her fear of touching Pokémon in Treasure Hunt, Akala Style!, where she was finally able to ride the Ride Pokémon, Stoutland, without any protection. At first, she was scared of touching it and ran away. However, after some encouraging words from Professor Kukui and Olivia, and remembering how far she was willing to go to save Snowy from a fall, hugging Pikachu instinctively after winning a battle, and caring deeply for Pokémon in general, she was finally able to touch 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. Later, when Lana found a Sparkling Stone, Lillie became happy for her friend and congratulated her, with Lana also praising her for her own accomplishment.

In SM043, she and Sophocles had a Multi Battle against Brock. Sophocles started attacking first, but he made the mistake of thinking Brock's Geodude was weak against Electric-type moves. 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.

In SM044, Lillie reunited with her mother Lusamine. She proceeded to get upset at her mother for how she was treating her. Lillie revealed that she wanted to take care of a Clefairy, but her mother would not let her and instead evolved it into a Clefable with a Moon Stone. Lusamine did this because she thought that Lillie's reason for wanting it to stay as a Clefairy – "It looks cuter that way" – was illogical.


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. 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!.

Despite her fear, Lillie enjoys studying Pokémon from a researcher's perspective, and is comfortable with being around them at a safe distance. She also has a tendency to bring up information she's gathered from books. Lillie 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. In SM045, Lillie is shown to enjoy writing in her journal before she goes to sleep.


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On hand

Lillie Snowy.png

Ride Pokémon

A Poké Ride 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!
A Poké Ride Stoutland
Lillie was given a Poké Ride Stoutland to hunt for treasure around Akala Island. Due to her fear of touching Pokémon, she initially struggled to get on Stoutland but with support from Professor Kukui and Olivia, she was able to get on Stoutland but was unable to hunt for treasure with it.

None of Stoutland's moves are known.

Debut Treasure Hunt, Akala Style!


Ash's Pikachu
Main article: Ash's Pikachu

In The Ol' Raise and Switch!, 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


Lusamine's Family photo Pokémon
Family photo Pokémon
Lilligant, Cleffa, and Lillipup were seen with Lillie in her family photo.

None of their moves are known.

Debut Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!
Lusamine's Clefairy

Lusamine's Clefable
Clefairy → Clefable
Lillie befriended Lusamine's Clefable as a Clefairy when she was younger.

None of Clefable's moves are known.

Debut SM044
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 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!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 真堂圭 Kei Shindō
English Laurie Hymes
Mandarin Chinese 詹雅菁 Zhān Yǎjīng
Danish Maja Iven Ulstrup
Italian Giulia Maniglio
Brazilian Portuguese Evie Saide
Russian Мария Иващенко Maria Ivashenko
Spanish Latin America Jennifer Medel
Spain Laura Pastor
Ainhoa Martín (SM001-SM002)
Thai ธันยนันท์ พิพัฒน์ไชยศิริ Thanyanan Piphatchaisiri
Turkish Selay Taşdöğen


  • 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.


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
Russian Лилли Lilli Transcription of English name
Thai ลิเลีย Lillie Same as Japanese name

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