Lusamine

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Lusamine
ルザミーネ Lusamine
Sun Moon Lusamine.png
Art from Pokémon Sun and Moon
Age 41+
Gender Female
Eye color Green
Hair color Blonde
Hometown Aether Paradise
Region Alola
Relatives Lillie (daughter), Gladion (son), Mohn (husband), unnamed father
Trainer class Aether President
Generation VII
Games Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, Masters EX
Member of Aether Foundation
Rank President
Game animation debut Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer
English voice actor Michelle Ruff (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Sayaka Ohara (Masters EX)
Anime counterpart Lusamine
Counterpart debut A Dream Encounter!

Lusamine (Japanese: ルザミーネ Lusamine) is a character introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. She is the head of the Aether Foundation. She is the only character in the games to have the Trainer class Aether President (Japanese: エーテルだいひょう Aether Representative).

In the games

Role

Lusamine appears in Pokémon Sun and Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. She is first seen in a picture of a magazine that the player is reading during the intro sequence. She is formally introduced after the Akala Grand Trial, when Hau and the player travel to Aether Paradise.

As president of the Aether Foundation, Lusamine claims to love all Pokémon, be they native to the Alola region or not. While the player and Hau are conversing with her in the conservation area, an Ultra Wormhole appears, in which Nihilego emerges. In Sun and Moon, after the player battles it, she claims she will find it and love it like the other Pokémon in her care; in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the Ultra Recon Squad immediately show up, upon which Lusamine explains that they are assisting the Aether Foundation in researching Ultra Beasts. Once Hau mentions Lillie, she gives a surprised expression but tries to not acknowledge her, stating that children are better off listening to the adults around them.

Later in the story, Plumeria remarks to Lillie that Team Skull are not the only thieves in Alola, and that Lillie ought to return Cosmog. When Hau, Gladion, and the player arrive at Aether Paradise, all the employees are suddenly hostile to them, including Faba, who had locked down Lusamine's office under her orders. There are also a number of Team Skull Grunts present, implying an alliance.

When the player leaves Hau and Gladion to deal with Guzma, they find Lillie in the same room as Lusamine, with the former begging Lusamine to come to her senses. Lusamine is not fazed by it, and berates Lillie for leaving her and claims she was never her daughter, before teleporting into another room via a pad hidden behind her mirror. Lillie and the player step on the pad too, and teleport into the room her mother went to. When they arrive, Lusamine taunts them to come closer. Afterwards, Lillie and the player are horrified to see that she has a collection of frozen Pokémon scattered about the room, "protected" for all eternity.

Pokémon Sun and Moon

Hau arrives, together with Gladion. Lusamine is disgusted by her son's arrival, as he had stolen Type: Null and ran away from her. He does not try to reason with her, deciding it is impossible at this point. Lusamine, frustrated, exclaims that she gave all her love to her children, only for them to run away. Cosmog is then revealed to be inside a cube, in which Lillie pleads her not to use its power, as it would die. Lusamine, however, acts as though she does not consider her statements, and uses the cube anyway, opening up a large wormhole in the room, and multiple others on the various islands of Alola.

Guzma arrives, asking Lusamine whether the experiment was a success, and Nihilego materializes behind her. After being defeated by the player, Lusamine and Guzma jump into the wormhole and disappear with said portal alongside Nihilego.

She is later encountered in Ultra Space, where Guzma has given up working with her because of his newfound fear since Nihilego possessed him, and claims she is immune to reason at this point. Lillie disagrees, and runs off to confront her mother. When they arrive at an open terrace, she is nowhere to be found, only to phase into visibility and appear sitting on a rock in front of them. Lillie continues what she was saying to her mother back at Aether Paradise, along with trying to persuade her to come back to Alola.

Guzma turned out to be correct, as Lusamine says she would rather not come back to Alola, and that Lillie "could not even be that stupid". She boasts about how Ultra Space is beautiful, that Nihilego is all she cares about now, and that Lillie became ugly after leaving her and making friends with the player. Lusamine then turns her attention to the player, in which she immediately battles them, but not before merging with a Nihilego to become a pseudo-beast herself.

After losing, Lusamine becomes enraged and attempts to strike Lillie with one of many large tentacles she has control of. Lillie calls out to SolgaleoS/LunalaM, who proceeds to roar and emit energy at Lusamine, separating her from Nihilego. Before passing out, she asks Lillie when she started becoming beautiful. At the end of the game, Lillie tells the player she believes Lusamine is getting a bit better, having even tried to go to the player's celebration, and that she has been gently trying to help her mother understand the error of her ways. Lillie then leaves for the Kanto region to seek treatment for her mother from Bill (who, like Lusamine, has been combined with a Pokémon before) in the hopes that it will heal her of the last of Nihilego's poisons.

When spoken to after the victory celebration, Gladion speculates that Lusamine's fixation with the Ultra Beasts may have started when her husband (and Lillie and Gladion's father) Professor Mohn vanished during his study of the Ultra Wormholes and, in an ill-fated attempt to find him, she eventually grew obsessed with the Ultra Beasts to the point of monomania. Lillie's reminiscences on Exeggutor Island show that she recalls that her mother was once a kind and compassionate woman who genuinely cared for her children.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Hau arrives with Gladion, who tries to reason with her, not wanting his mother to disappear just like his father did. Lusamine, however, dismisses his concerns, and challenges the player to a battle to prove her strength. Regardless of the outcome, Lusamine remarks that the player should just resume their island challenge. She reassures everyone that she will be fine because Guzma will be accompanying her, but rejects Gladion's request to join her as well, repeating her line that children would be better off listening to the adults around them. Guzma arrives shortly, and using the cube containing Nebby, Lusamine opens up a large wormhole in the room. Lusamine disappears into the Ultra Wormhole, and Guzma follows.

Lusamine is not seen again until after the player reaches the Altar of the SunneUS/Altar of the MooneUM and Nebby, now a Cosmoem, evolves into SolgaleoUS/LunalaUM. An Ultra Wormhole suddenly appears, ejecting both Guzma and Lusamine, and out comes Necrozma, who captures and fuses with the newly-evolved Nebby. After being battled, Necrozma steals the light from Alola and disappears into an Ultra Wormhole, and the Ultra Recon Squad, having witnessed the battle, arrives at the altar. Lusamine makes a request to use of the Ultra Recon Squad's Legendary Pokémon to travel Ultra Space, but DulseUS/PhycoUM berates her in response. After the player defeats Necrozma at Ultra Megalopolis and returns to the Altar, a humbled Lusamine admits to Lillie that she was right to take Cosmog away. She hands the player three Beast Balls before taking Lillie back to Aether Paradise to care for the weakened Nebby.

After the player's victory celebration, Lusamine is seen waving goodbye to Gladion at the docks as he sails off to Kanto, much to the latter's pleasant surprise.

In Episode RR, Lusamine is kidnapped by Team Rainbow Rocket and held hostage by Giovanni. When the player finally reaches Giovanni, Lusamine is seen lying unconscious on the floor. Giovanni states that he has used the power of an Ultra Beast to make her sleep, and claims that he will brainwash her to serve Team Rainbow Rocket. She awakens after Giovanni is defeated and the mansion is restored. Upon finding out about Faba's attempt to betray the Aether Foundation to Team Rainbow Rocket, Lusamine demotes him to intern.

If spoken to after becoming Champion, Lusamine will express remorse for everything she has done, vowing to better herself as a protector of Pokémon and a mother to Gladion and Lillie without interfering with either again. On the first day of every month, Lusamine can appear at the Pokémon League to challenge the player to a Title Defense battle, replacing Faba from Sun and Moon.

After Gladion is defeated at the Pokémon League, Mohn will pay a visit to Aether Paradise, during which Lusamine will see him for the first time since his disappearance. Though surprised to see him once again, she chooses not to tell him about his past, believing that he seems happy enough as he is.

Pokémon

Lusamine's Pokémon are kept in Ultra Balls.

Pokémon Sun and Moon

First battle


Second battle


Status unknown
Lusamine's Nihilego

Lusamine possessed by Nihilego
Nihilego
Lusamine is seen sending out this Nihilego from a Beast Ball before battling the player, willingly letting the Ultra Beast merge with her body. After the combined Lusamine is defeated in battle, Nebby separates the two, and Nihilego returns to the Beast Ball, which falls next to Lusamine. It is unknown if this Nihilego was left behind in Ultra Space as the player and the others escaped.

None of Nihilego's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Sun and Moon

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

First battle


Title Defense battle


Kept frozen in trophy room

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Pikachu
079Slowpoke.png
Slowpoke
121Starmie.png
Starmie
126Magmar.png
Magmar
209Snubbull.png
Snubbull
425Drifloon.png
Drifloon
722Rowlet.png
Rowlet
725Litten.png
Litten
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Popplio
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Pyukumuku


In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Lusamine (Masters)

Lusamine forms a sync pair with Pheromosa, and was first introduced through the event event Family Ties story event.

Artwork

Lusamine SM.png Lusamine Concept Art.png Sun Moon Lusamine Nihilego fused.png Lusamine and multiple Nihilego.png
Official artwork from
Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon
Concept artwork from
Pokémon Sun and Moon
Artwork of Lusamine merged with Nihilego from
Sun and Moon
Artwork of Lusamine with multiple Nihilego

Sprites

Spr SM Lusamine.png VSLusamine.png Spr SM Lusamine 2.png VSLusamine 2.png
In-battle model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
VS model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
In-battle model when merged with Nihilego from Sun and Moon VS model when merged with Nihilego from
Sun and Moon
Lusamine SM OD.png
Overworld model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

Quotes

Main article: Lusamine/Quotes

In the anime

Lusamine in the anime

In the main series

Main article: Lusamine (anime)

Lusamine is a recurring character who appeared in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, debuting in a photograph with her children Lillie and Gladion seen in Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge! and A Glaring Rivalry!. She physically debuted in A Dream Encounter!. Unlike the games, Lusamine is not an antagonist and has aided Ash and his classmates as they deal with the Ultra Beasts.

In the GOTCHA! music video

Lusamine briefly appeared as a silhouette in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Lusamine in Pokémon Adventures

Lusamine is the head of the Aether Foundation and the mother of Lillie and Gladion. Despite her organization being dedicated to the conservation of Pokémon, Lusamine's true goal is to make a paradise only for herself and the Ultra Beasts she covets.

Lusamine debuted in Unleashing the Incredible Z-Move. She was first seen at Aether Paradise talking to an Aether Foundation Employee who had finished filming a commercial for their organization.

In Flash and Cosmog's Secret, Lillie was reminded of a painful memory of when she was forcibly made to dress in her current attire by Lusamine against her wishes.

In Summon the Emissaries of the Moon and the Sun, six months after the beginning of the Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter, Lusamine had managed to capture a large group of Ultra Beasts that appeared in Alola. At Poni Island, she played with the Ultra Beasts, claiming that they would never leave her side.

Lusamine fused with Nihilego

In Arrival at the Scientific Megalopolis, Lusamine received a large amount of Beast Balls from Colress. She revealed her next goal was to capture Necrozma, the Pokémon worshiped as the "Blinding One" by the people of the Ultra Megalopolis. Afterward, Phyco of the Ultra Recon Squad arrived at the Poni Altar to take Lusamine to the Ultra Megalopolis. After seeing the wild Naganadel Phyco used to travel through Ultra Space, Lusamine demonstrated the Beast Ball's power by using one to catch it. She then requested that Phyco take her to Naganadel's habitat before heading to their actual destination. After arriving at the Ultra Megalopolis, Lusamine, Phyco, and several Aether Foundation Employees found Necrozma battling Sun and Moon. Lusamine's presence angered Sun, who claimed that she was responsible for taking away his great-grandfather's island. Offended by Sun's claim, Lusamine sent out a Nihilego and had it fuse with her.

In PASM30, the fused Lusamine and her team attacked Dawn Wings Necrozma to capture it. With one of the Beast Balls dropped in the fight, Sun caught a Stakataka and used it to attack Lusamine, who retaliated by sending out her other Ultra Beasts. When Necrozma fled to Megalo Tower, Lusamine and her Ultra Beasts followed it. At the top, Lusamine expressed anger that Necrozma refused to listen to her before being hit by one of its attacks. Afterwards, Lusamine was sucked into a wormhole Necrozma created, dropping her back to Alola.

Later, Lillie, Sun, Sina, Dexio, and Samson Oak found a barely-conscious Lusamine on the summit of Mount Lanakila. 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 Lusamine to a hospital, only to notice that Necrozma had arrived.

Pokémon

Lusamine's Clefable
Clefable
Main article: Lusamine's Clefable

Clefable is one of Lusamine's Pokémon. It was first seen with its Trainer at Aether Paradise.

Debut Unleashing the Incredible Z-Move
Lusamine's Bewear
Bewear
Bewear is one of Lusamine's Pokémon. It was first seen with its Trainer at Aether Paradise. Later, it was used to battle the Ultra Recon Squad's Naganadel so Lusamine could catch it.

None of Bewear's moves are known.

Debut Unleashing the Incredible Z-Move
Lusamine's Lilligant
Lilligant
Lilligant is one of Lusamine's Pokémon. She was first seen with her Trainer at Aether Paradise. Later, she was used to battle the Ultra Recon Squad's Naganadel so Lusamine could catch it.

None of Lilligant's moves are known.

Debut Unleashing the Incredible Z-Move
Lusamine's Milotic
Milotic
Milotic is one of Lusamine's Pokémon. It was first seen with its Trainer at Aether Paradise. Later, it was used to battle the Ultra Recon Squad's Naganadel so Lusamine could catch it.

None of Milotic's moves are known.

Debut Unleashing the Incredible Z-Move
Lusamine's Mismagius
Mismagius
Mismagius is one of Lusamine's Pokémon. It was first seen with its Trainer at Aether Paradise.

None of Mismagius's moves are known.

Debut Unleashing the Incredible Z-Move
Lusamine's Lopunny
Lopunny
Lopunny is one of Lusamine's Pokémon. It was first used to battle the Ultra Recon Squad's Naganadel so Lusamine could catch it.

None of Lopunny's moves are known.

Debut PASM29
Lusamine's Naganadel
Naganadel
Naganadel is one of Lusamine's Pokémon. It was originally befriended by Phyco so it could take him through Ultra Space via Ultra Warp Ride. It was later caught by Lusamine in a Beast Ball to add to her collection.

None of Naganadel's moves are known.

Debut PASM29
Lusamine's Nihilego
Nihilego
Nihilego is one of Lusamine's Pokémon and was caught in a Beast Ball. It was first summoned with Cosmog's power. Guzma was captured by Nihilego, who proceeded to drag him into an Ultra Wormhole. It was later caught by Lusamine and used to confront Sun and Moon at the Ultra Megalopolis by fusing with Lusamine.

None of Nihilego's moves are known.

Debut Truth and the Mastermind Behind Team Skull
Lusamine's Ultra Beasts
Ultra Beasts
These Ultra Beasts were summoned to Alola with Cosmog's power and include an unknown number of Nihilego, Buzzwole, Pheromosa, Xurkitree, Celesteela, Kartana, Guzzlord, and Blacephalon. After converging on Poni Island, they were caught by Lusamine. Later, they were used to battle Sun at the Ultra Megalopolis.

None of their moves are known.

Debut Summon the Emissaries of the Moon and the Sun
Lusamine's Celesteela
Celesteela
Celesteela is one of the Ultra Beasts Lusamine caught. It was first used to prevent Wicke and an Aether Foundation Employee from getting on Poni Island to meet with Lusamine.

None of Celesteela's moves are known.

Debut 'Adventure in the Dark Dimension

In the TCG

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

Related cards
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 #
Lusamine Su Crimson Invasion Uncommon 96/111 Ultradimensional Beasts U 047/050
Crimson Invasion Rare Ultra 110/111 Ultradimensional Beasts SR 055/050
      GX Battle Boost   109/114
Ultra Prism Rare Ultra 153/156 GX Battle Boost SR 120/114
      GX Ultra Shiny   136/150
Yellow A Alternate cards   153a/156 Sky Legend TR 054/054
Lusamine Prism Star Su Lost Thunder Rare Holo 182/214 Super-Burst Impact PR 092/095
 

Trivia

  • Lusamine is the first female main antagonist in the core series.
  • Lusamine is the first antagonist to have their character and motives rewritten in a subsequent title.
  • The merged form of Lusamine and Nihilego may be based on Turritopsis dohrnii, a species of jellyfish that is biologically immortal and can revert to a young, immature state if it is too old or stressed.
  • During the second battle against Lusamine in Pokémon Sun and Moon, all of her Pokémon except Bewear have angry facial expressions instead of their usual expressions.
  • The second battle against Lusamine in Pokémon Sun and Moon is the only Trainer battle in the core series games where the player's Pokémon gain experience, but the player doesn't get prize money for winning.
  • The player can win or lose to Lusamine the first time she is battled; the player will not black out and the story will progress either way.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ルザミーネ Lusamine From Balsamine (German for garden balsam)
English Lusamine From her Japanese name
French Elsa-Mina Partial anagram of balsamine (garden balsam)
German Samantha From Balsamine (garden balsam) and ἄνθος ánthos (Greek for flower)
Italian, Spanish,
Brazilian Portuguese
Samina From balsamina (garden balsam)
Korean 루자미네 Rujamine Similar to Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 露莎米奈 Lùshāmǐnài Transliteration of Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 露莎米奈 Louhsāmáihnoih Mandarin-based transliteration of Japanese name
Russian Лузамин Luzamin Transcription of English name
Thai ลูซามิเน่ Luzamine Transcription of Japanese name

Aether President

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 以太理事長 Yíhtaai Léihsihjéung
Mandarin 以太理事長 / 以太理事长 Yǐtài Lǐshìzhǎng
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Prezidentka nadace*
Prezidentka Aether Foundation*
Finland Flag.png Finnish Aether-säätiön pääjohtaja
France Flag.png French Présidente d'Æther
Germany Flag.png German Æther-Präsidentin
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Aether Alapítvány elnöke
Italy Flag.png Italian Direttrice Æther
South Korea Flag.png Korean 에테르대표 Etereu Daepyo
Poland Flag.png Polish Prezes fundacji Aether*
Prezes Fundacji Aether*
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Presidente da Fundação Aether
Spain Flag.png Spanish Presidenta Æther


President: Lusamine (animeMasters)
Branch Chiefs: Faba (anime) • Wicke
Lower members: Aether Foundation
Aether Foundation Employees
Former members: Gladion (Masters) • Lillie (Masters)
MohnJessie*James*Meowth*
Ultra Guardians*: AshLanaKiaweLillie
SophoclesMallowGladion
Locations: Aether ParadiseAether House


Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Alola Ace DuoAce TrainerActorUSUMAether Branch ChiefAether FoundationAether Foundation Employee
Aether PresidentAthletic SiblingsBackpackerBeautyBellhopBlack BeltCaptainCollectorCookDancer
Eevee UserElite FourEspeon UserFirefighterFishermanFlareon UserGAME FREAKGentlemanGlaceon User
Golf BuddiesGolferHikerHoneymoonersIsland KahunaJanitorJolteon UserKarate FamilyLassLeafeon User
MadameOffice WorkerPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon TrainerPolice OfficerPreschooler
PrincipalPunk GirlPunk GuyPunk PairReporterUSUMRising StarRising Star DuoScientistSightseer
SwimmerSwimmersSwimmer GirlsSylveon UserTeacherTeam AquaUSUMTeam FlareUSUMTeam GalacticUSUM
Team MagmaUSUMTeam PlasmaUSUMTeam SkullTeam Skull AdminTeam Skull BossTeam Skull Grunt
Trial GuideTwinsUmbreon UserVaporeon UserVeteranVeteran DuoWorkerYoungsterYouth Athlete
Capoeira CoupleUSUMDancing FamilyUSUMKantonian GymUSUMMaster & ApprenticeUSUM
Sparring PartnersUSUMSurferUSUMTeam Rainbow RocketUSUMTeam Rainbow Rocket GruntUSUM
Tourist CoupleUSUMUltra Forest KartenvoyUSUltra Recon SquadUSUM
Battle Tree, Battle Royal Dome, and Battle Agency only:
Battle LegendPokémon Center LadyPro Wrestler

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