Ultra Guardians

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The Ultra Guardians

The Ultra Guardians (Japanese: ウルトラガーディアンズ Ultra Guardians) are an anime-exclusive task force and a sub-group of the Aether Foundation formed by Lusamine. Their goal is to catch Ultra Beasts that have strayed into the Pokémon world, and release them back into Ultra Space to maintain safety in the Alola region.

The Ultra Guardians base is overseen by Lusamine's Clefable. It is located underneath the Pokémon School and was built by the Aether Foundation. When accepting a mission, the Ultra Guardians will shout out the word "Ultroger" (Japanese: ウルトラジャー Ultroger).

The Ultra Guardians were given Beast Balls and a medical kit containing Full Restores, Max Potions, and some Berries with healing properties to use during their missions. They can also count with Ride Pokémon to help them travel.

History

The Ultra Guardians were first mentioned in The Professors' New Adventure!, when Lusamine invited Ash and his classmates to join the task force during Professor Kukui and Professor Burnet's wedding.

The Ultra Guardians embarked on their first mission in A Mission of Ultra Urgency!, where they were sent out to catch a Buzzwole. Ash eventually managed to do so, allowing it to be sent back to Ultra Space.

In Love at First Twirl!, Ash caught a Poipole to take care of it until the location of its Ultra Wormhole could be discovered.

The Ultra Guardians embarked on their second mission in Rise and Shine, Starship!, where they were sent out to catch the Celesteela they discovered and dug out of a hillside the day before. However, they were unable to catch it due to it being rooted down, and were instead forced to create a defensive wall around it to protect the surrounding area from the fire produced by its takeoff.

The Ultra Guardians embarked on their third mission in Twirling with a Bang!, where they were sent out to catch a Blacephalon and Xurkitree. Their initial attempts to catch them proved unsuccessful, when the two Ultra Beasts started a performance battle with each other. Ash eventually came up with an idea of the group using their Pokémon to create their own performance to distract the two Pokémon. The plan worked, giving Ash and Lycanroc the chance to perform Splintered Stormshards on the Ultra Beasts, weakening them enough for Lillie and Lana to then catch them. The next day, they were safely sent back to their own home worlds.

In SM083, Kiawe, Lana, and Mallow used their Ultra Guardians equipment and Ride Pokémon to help locate Ash, Lillie, and Sophocles, who had been accidentally shrunk by one of Faba's inventions and subsequently gotten lost.

The Ultra Guardians embarked on their fourth mission in SM085, where they were sent out to catch the Stakataka that had appeared at the Pokémon School. However, they were unable to catch it, as it was able to move its blocks around to avoid all of their Beast Balls, forcing the Ultra Guardians to leave it alone for the night while they came up with a different strategy. During the night, Stakataka moved to Viren's construction site, where he and his henchmen mistook it for a pedestal meant for Viren's statue. When the statue was placed on top of Stakataka, it became furious and started stomping around in an attempt to get the statue off of itself. Eventually, Ash and Pikachu were able to remove the statue, causing Stakataka to calm down. Ash also managed to convince Stakataka to let him catch it so that they could return it home. Thus, as the evening rolled around, Stakataka was returned to its home dimension at the Pokémon School.

In SM087, mysterious dark clouds appeared over the Alola region, causing all of the adults in Alola to lose their energy and motivation. The next day, the Ultra Guardians embarked on their fifth mission to investigate the situation at the Altar of the Sunne. Shortly after arriving, Lusamine revealed that Gladion would be joining them as a new member. In order to disperse the clouds, Ash, Kiawe, Lana, and Gladion combined their Z-Power to fuel a device that successfully made the clouds disappear, but they uncovered a hidden Ultra Wormhole in the process. Afterwards, Lusamine took the Ultra Guardians into the ruins, where she showed them a mural depicting the Blinding One. Before any attempt to translate the mural could be done, the Ultra Guardians were forced to return outside, where they found the wormhole increasing in size. At that moment, a Lunala emerged from the wormhole with a Necrozma (whose species could not be identified and was called UB:BLACK for the time being) chasing after it.

The mission continued in SM088, where, despite their best efforts, Necrozma merged with Lunala and became Dawn Wings Necrozma. Nebby attacked Dawn Wings Necrozma using Sunsteel Strike, which freed Lunala from Necrozma's control. However, Necrozma then merged with Nebby, subsequently becoming Dusk Mane Necrozma. Necrozma disappeared through an Ultra Wormhole immediately afterwards, leaving Lunala injured. The Ultra Guardians took Lunala back to the Pokémon School to recover. They managed to succeed in this endeavor with the help of Z-Power of their Z-Rings.

In SM089, the Ultra Guardians and Lunala traveled through an Ultra Wormhole and arrived at Poipole's home world. Shortly after arriving, Poipole introduced everyone to its other Poipole friends and the leader of its hive, Naganadel. With its telepathy, Naganadel revealed to everyone how Necrozma lost its light protecting the world from a meteor, causing everything to become shrouded in darkness. Realizing that Necrozma is the Blinding One spoken of in Alolan legends, the Ultra Guardians decided the best way to free Nebby and restore Poipole's world to its former self was to help Necrozma regain its true form by giving it their Z-Power. After encountering Necrozma again, Ash, Kiawe, Lana, and Gladion fired simultaneous Z-Moves at the Prism Pokémon.

The mission came to an end during SM090.

Gallery

Base Medical kit Beast Balls
Ultra Guardians base.png Ultra Guardians medical kit.png Ultra Guardians Beast Balls.png

Members

The Ultra Guardians on their Ride Pokémon


Pokémon


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Assisted

Buzzwole
Buzzwole
Buzzwole entered Alola through an Ultra Wormhole at Melemele Meadow, prompting the Ultra Guardians to embark on their first mission. They chased the Swollen Pokémon to Mahalo Trail, where it was eventually caught by Ash. It was then brought back to Melemele Meadow, allowing it to return back home through a new wormhole opened by Professor Burnet.

None of Buzzwole's moves are known.

Debut A Mission of Ultra Urgency!
Ash's Poipole
Poipole
Main article: Ash's Poipole

First appearing at the end of The Professors' New Adventure!, this Poipole began following Ash and Pikachu during the Ultra Guardians' first mission, though Pikachu was the only one aware of it at first. In Love at First Twirl!, it was discovered by the Ultra Guardians. At Lusamine's suggestion, Ash caught Poipole to keep it in his party until its Ultra Wormhole could be located. They finally returned it to its home in SM090.

Debut The Professors' New Adventure!
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
Celesteela
Celesteela
Celesteela was found by Sophocles while camping out at the Bamboo Hill. It actually arrived in Alola approximately 200 years ago in what was believed to be a naturally appearing Ultra Wormhole, and was stuck in the ground ever since, passively absorbing energy for a take off. After it was dug up, Celesteela was discovered by Lusamine's group, who told the Ultra Guardians to go out and catch it. Their attempts to catch it failed, as Celesteela was too deeply rooted to the ground at the time. When they discovered that Celesteela was preparing to take off, the Ultra Guardians realized that the flames produced when it flies would set the surrounding area ablaze. Using their Ride Pokémon, the Ultra Guardians were able to construct a defensive barrier, allowing Celesteela to safely blast off and return back to its home.

None of Celesteela's moves are known.

Debut Rise and Shine, Starship!
Blacephalon
Blacephalon
Blacephalon first appeared in Twirling with a Bang! during a fireworks show. Ash and his classmates were amazed by its performance, believing it to be a part of the show.

The next day, they learned that it was actually an Ultra Beast and set out to catch it. Blacephalon appeared just as Kiawe was about to catch Xurkitree and began to have a performance battle with it, preventing the Ultra Guardians from catching it. With the Ultra Guardians' Pokémon providing a distraction and Ash's Lycanroc weakening Blacephalon with Splintered Stormshards, Lillie was eventually able to catch it, allowing it to be sent back home.

Blacephalon's only known move is Mind Blown.

Debut Twirling with a Bang!
Xurkitree
Xurkitree
Xurkitree appeared in Alola one night in Twirling with a Bang!. The next day, the Ultra Guardians were dispatched to catch it, as it was draining electricity from a power line. Just when Kiawe was about to catch it, however, Xurkitree began a performance battle with Blacephalon, preventing the Ultra Guardians from catching it. With the Ultra Guardians' Pokémon providing a distraction and Ash's Lycanroc weakening Xurkitree with Splintered Stormshards, Lana was eventually able to catch it, allowing it to be sent back home.

None of Xurkitree's moves are known.

Debut Twirling with a Bang!
Stakataka
Stakataka
Stakataka entered Alola through an Ultra Wormhole at the Pokémon School. The initial attempts by the Ultra Guardians to catch it failed due to it managing to avoid all of their Beast Balls, and during the following night, it moved to a construction site owned by Viren, where it was mistaken for a pedestal for a statue of Viren. Once the statue was placed on top of it, Stakataka became angry and started rampaging around until Ash removed the statue. Stakataka then let itself be caught by Ash upon learning that he was doing it only to make sure it would get back home. Later, back at the Pokémon School, Stakataka was safely returned to its home dimension through an Ultra Wormhole.

None of Stakataka's moves are known.

Debut SM085
Lunala
Lunala
Main article: Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime → Lunala

The Ultra Guardians assisted Lunala during its battle with Necrozma. After being freed from Necrozma's control with the help of Nebby, Lunala crashed onto a beach on Melemele Island. After fending off Matori and her Matori Matrix, Lunala was brought to the Ultra Guardians base, where, with the combined light of the Z-Rings belonging to Ash, Kiawe, Lana, and Gladion, Lunala made a full recovery.

Debut SM087
Naganadel
Naganadel
Main article: Naganadel

The Ultra Guardians assisted Naganadel while searching for Necrozma. After healing it, Naganadel explained to them about Necrozma and its connection to Poipole, the Blinding One, and their home world.

Debut SM084
Voice actors
Japanese Yoshino Ohtori
Nebby
Solgaleo
Main article: Nebby
Debut A Dream Encounter!
Necrozma
Necrozma
Main article: Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime → Necrozma
Debut SM087

Ride Pokémon

Ride Garchomp
Garchomp
Garchomp is Ash's personal Ultra Guardian Ride Pokémon.

Garchomp's known moves are Fire Blast and Dragon Pulse.

Debut A Mission of Ultra Urgency!
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Shin'ichirō Miki
Ride Dragonair
Dragonair
Dragonair is Lana's personal Ultra Guardian Ride Pokémon.

Dragonair's only known move is Ice Beam.

Debut A Mission of Ultra Urgency!
Kiawe's Charizard
Charizard
Charizard is Kiawe's personal Ride Pokémon, which he also uses during Ultra Guardian missions.

Charizard's only known move is Flamethrower.

Debut Alola to New Adventure!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
Ride Altaria
Altaria
Altaria is Lillie's personal Ultra Guardian Ride Pokémon.

Altaria's known moves are Ice Beam and Fire Blast.

Debut A Mission of Ultra Urgency!
Voice actors
Japanese Chika Fujimura
Ride Metang
Metang
Metang is Sophocles's personal Ultra Guardian Ride Pokémon.

Metang's only known move is Flash Cannon.

Debut A Mission of Ultra Urgency!
Ride Flygon
Flygon
Flygon is Mallow's personal Ultra Guardian Ride Pokémon.

Flygon's known moves are Rock Slide and Fire Blast.

Debut A Mission of Ultra Urgency!
Voice actors
Japanese Yūji Ueda
English Yūji Ueda
A Ride Noivern
Noivern
Noivern is Gladion's personal Ultra Guardian Ride Pokémon.

Noivern's known moves are Boomburst and Bite.

Debut SM087

Trivia

  • The Ultra Guardians uniform is a modified version of the Riding Wear.
  • The Ultra Guardians share similarities with International Rescue from the 1960s TV series Thunderbirds in the sense that they suit up and launch. The scene of Alolan Exeggutor moving their heads is also a reference to that series. Their use of "Ultroger" can be a reference to Thunderbirds saying "F.A.B."
  • Gladion's uniform being a different design may be a reference to the long-running Super Sentai/Power Rangers series. Many Super Sentai/Power Rangers seasons typically have the main characters joined by a "Sixth Ranger" midway into the series. Sixth Rangers typically have their costume differ in design from the core team to make them more distinct.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 究極防衛隊 Jiūjí Fángwèiduì
Denmark Flag.png Danish Ultravogterne
Finland Flag.png Finnish Ultravartijat
France Flag.png French Ultra-Gardiens
Germany Flag.png German Ultra-Wächter
Italy Flag.png Italian Ultraprotettori
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Ultra Guardians
CELAC Flag.png Latin American Spanish Ultraguardianes
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Ultra Väktarna

Related articles


President: Lusamine
Branch Chiefs: FabaWicke
Lower members: Aether Foundation
Aether Foundation Employees
Former members: GladionLillie
Jessie*James*Meowth*
Ultra Guardians*: AshLanaKiaweLillie
SophoclesMallowGladion
Locations: Aether ParadiseAether House


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