Selene (game)

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ミヅキ Mizuki
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Selene.png
Official artwork from Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Age 11[1]
Gender Female
Eye color Gray*, Blue*, Brown*
Hair color Black*, Blonde*, Brown*
Hometown Route 1 (Hau'oli Outskirts)
Region Alola (previously Kanto)
Relatives Mom, unnamed father
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer, player character, Champion
Generation VII
Games Sun and Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Masters EX
Champion of Pokémon League (Alola)
Game animation cameos GOTCHA!
English voice actor Christina McBride[2] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Suzuko Mimori[3] (Masters EX)
Manga counterpart(s) Moon, Mana

Selene (Japanese: ミヅキ Mizuki) is the female player character in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon. Her male counterpart is Elio.

In the games

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

Selene is a girl who recently moved from the Kanto region to Melemele Island in the Alola region. Early in her adventure, Selene meets the guardian deity of Melemele Island, Tapu Koko, and quickly befriends Lillie, her Cosmog Nebby, and Hau. After receiving a starter Pokémon and Z-RingSM or Z-Power RingUSUM from Melemele's island kahuna, Hala, Selene begins her island challenge in earnest.

During her island challenge, Selene encounters Team Skull, a group of hooligans harassing people and interfering with the island life; the Aether Foundation, an organization dedicated to protecting Pokémon; and Gladion, a mysterious boy who works as an enforcer for Team Skull. She also learns about Ultra Beasts, mysterious creatures that exist in a dimension called Ultra Space; and about Professor Kukui's dream of building an Alolan Pokémon League.

Pokémon Sun and Moon

Selene eventually finds out that Lusamine, the President of the Aether Foundation, is the mother of both Lillie and Gladion and obsessed with Ultra Beasts. She ends up kidnapping Nebby and using its powers to unleash hordes of Ultra Beasts across the Alola region and travel to Ultra Space. Selene and Lillie travel to Poni Island to search for a way to find her. After Selene has completed all of her island challenge trials, she and Lillie perform a ritual that causes Nebby to evolve into the Legendary Pokémon SolgaleoS or LunalaM, who takes them to Ultra Space. Selene confronts and defeats Lusamine, and they're brought back to Alola by Nebby.

After catching Nebby, Selene climbs to the summit of Mount Lanakila and takes on Alola's newly established Pokémon League and Elite Four. After defeating them, she battles and defeats the League's founder, Professor Kukui, and is declared the first-ever Champion of Alola. During the subsequent celebration in Iki Town, Lillie take Selene to the Ruins of Conflict, where the newly crowned Champion faces Tapu Koko in battle.

Selene is soon contacted by Looker and Anabel of the International Police, who request her help in catching the Ultra Beasts unleashed into Alola due to Lusamine's actions. Selene agrees to this and successfully catches all the Ultra Beasts roaming around Alola.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

During her travels, Selene encounters a group of strange pale people known as the Ultra Recon Squad, who are later revealed to be working with the Aether Foundation. When Lillie and Nebby are kidnapped, Selene follows them and finds out that Lillie's mother Lusamine is seeking to travel to Ultra Recon Squad's home world to stop a Pokémon known as Necrozma before it can threaten Alola. She successfully uses Nebby's powers to travel to this alternate world, leaving Lillie and Selene to figure out how to follow her. They travel to Poni Island and perform a ritual that causes Nebby to evolve into the Legendary Pokémon SolgaleoUS or LunalaUM. However, before Selene and Lillie can go after Lusamine, she's suddenly thrown out of an Ultra Wormhole before them, followed by Necrozma. Necrozma proceeds to battle and absorb Nebby, before traveling back to Ultra Space. With the Ultra Recon Squad's help, Selene travels to their home world of Ultra Megalopolis, where she defeats Necrozma once again and saves Nebby.

After completing her last island challenge trial, Selene climbs Mount Lanakila to reach the newly established Pokémon League at its summit, re-encountering Necrozma along the way. After Selene has defeated the brand-new Alola Elite Four, Professor Kukui arrives and presents Hau as her final challenge before she can claim the championship. Selene successfully defeats Hau one last time, making her the first Champion of Alola.

Later, Selene assists the Ultra Recon Squad in catching some Ultra Beasts roaming around Poni Island. But no sooner has she returned home that she learns of an evil organization called Team Rainbow Rocket appearing in the region. The team takes over Aether Paradise, sets up their base on it, and kindnaps Lusamine. Selene storms the base and takes down the members of Team Rainbow Rocket, including their leader, Giovanni, saving Lusamine and making Team Rainbow Rocket leave Alola.

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In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Selene (Masters)


Sun Moon Selene.png Sun Moon Poké Ride artwork.png Sun Moon Poké Finder artwork.png Pokémon Refresh artwork.png
Official artwork from
Sun and Moon
Poké Ride Poké Finder Pokémon Refresh
Hau'oli City artwork.png Selene and Rowlet Artwork.png Ultra Sun Ultra Moon story artwork.png Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Alola Photo Club artwork.png
Hau'oli City Selene and Rowlet concept artwork
for Kotobukiya ArtFx J figurines
Promotional artwork for
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Alola Photo Club
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Protagonists.png Elio and Selene SM concept art.png Selene USUM original concept art.png Selene USUM concept art.png
Promotional artwork for the protagonists of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Concept artwork Selene and Elio from Sun and Moon Concept artwork Selene from Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon before she was redesigned Concept artwork Selene from Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon after she was redesigned
Selene and Nebby Ohmori.png
Signed artwork by
Shigeru Ohmori


Selene SM OD.png Selene Riding Wear SM OD.png Selene Riding Wear water SM OD.png Selene USUM OD.png
Default overworld model from
Sun and Moon
Overworld model wearing Riding Wear from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Overworld model wearing aquatic Riding Wear from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Default overworld model from
Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
SM Prerelease player selection.png USUM Prerelease character select.png
Choosing the player's appearance
at the beginning of Sun and Moon
Choosing the player's appearance
at the beginning of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon


Main article: Selene (game)/Quotes


Selene's Pokémon Adventures counterpart, Moon

In the anime


Selene briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

Pokémon Evolutions

Selene appears in The Eclipse. She traveled to Altar of the Moone with Lillie, playing the Moon Flute alongside Lillie's Sun Flute to allow Nebby to evolve into Lunala. After Nebby had been defeated and absorbed by Necrozma, Selene prepared to battle the Prism Pokémon.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Moon (Adventures)

Selene's counterpart in Pokémon Adventures is Moon, who is an expert pharmacist.

Pokémon Horizon

Main article: Mana

In Pokémon Horizon, Selene has a counterpart named Mana, who is three years younger than Selene.



Language Name Origin
Japanese ミヅキ Mizuki From 美月 mizuki (beautiful moon)
English, German, Spanish,
French, Italian
Selene From Selene, Greek goddess of the moon
Korean 미월 Miwol From the Japanese name 美月 Mizuki, whose equivalent reading in Korean is Miwol
Chinese (Mandarin) 美月 Měiyuè From the Japanese name 美月 Mizuki
Chinese (Cantonese) 美月 Méihyuht


  1. Wicke asks if the player and Hau are around 11, the minimum age required to take on the Island Challenge, and the player can respond with "Yeah, I am" or "How'd you know?".
  2. Christina McBride on Twitter
  3. Pokémon Masters EX Official Japanese profile on Twitter

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