Elio (game)

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Official artwork from Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Age 11
Gender Male
Eye color Black*, Blue*, Brown*
Hair color Black*, Blond*, 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
Manga counterpart(s) Sun

Elio (Japanese: ヨウ ) is the male player character in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon. His female counterpart is Selene.

In the games

Elio is a boy who recently moved from the Kanto region to Melemele Island in the Alola region. Early in his adventure, Elio 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-Ring from Melemele's Island Kahuna, Hala, Elio begins his island challenge in earnest.


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Official artwork from
Sun and Moon
Elio and his Rotom Pokédex Elio and his Pikachu using a Z-Move Poké Ride Pokémon Refresh
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Promotional artwork for
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Ultra Megalopolis Mantine Surf in
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Promotional artwork for
Episode RR
Promotional artwork for the
Battle Agency


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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


In the manga

Elio's Pokemon Adventures counterpart, Sun

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Sun (Adventures)

Elio's counterpart in Pokémon Adventures is Sun, who is a courier.


  • Pre-release media for Pokémon Sun and Moon, including the Special Demo Version, referred to Elio as "Sun" (Japanese: サン Sun, Korean: Sun). The name "Elio" (Japanese: ヨウ , Korean: 영태 Yeongtae) was also used in a pre-release video.
  • Pre-release media for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon referred to Elio as "Ray" (Japanese: コウタ Kouta, Korean: 울트라썬 Ultra Sun).
  • Unused internal data refers to Elio as (Japanese: カイ Kai), Hawaiian for ocean.
  • Elio is 4'11" (150 cm) tall.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ヨウ From 太陽 taiyō, sun
English, French, German
Italian, Spanish
Elio From Helios, Greek god of the sun
Korean 영태 Yeongtae From 태양 (太陽) taeyang, sun

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