Lysandre in the anime
|Trainer class||Team Flare Boss, Pokémon Trainer|
|Anime debut||Mega Evolution Special I|
|English voice actor||H.D. Quinn|
|Japanese voice actor||Hideaki Tezuka|
In the Mega Evolution Specials
Lysandre debuted in Mega Evolution Special I. Though he was not identified as the caller at the time, he contacted Alain via the Holo Caster, directing him to where a new Mega Stone could be found. He also was seen observing the power of Alain's Mega Charizard X during its battle with Siebold's Mega Blastoise.
In Mega Evolution Special II, Lysandre traveled to Hoenn, intervened in Alain's battle with Steven, and introduced Alain and Steven properly to each other. It was revealed that in the past, he defeated Alain in a battle over an Ampharosite, then took Alain to Lysandre Labs and recruited him to work in a project to harness the energy of Mega Evolution for peaceful purposes. Lysandre was also the one who awarded Alain his Mega Ring and Charizardite X, though he asked Alain to not tell Professor Sycamore of the research, fearing that people with bad intentions would bring harm to him in order to obtain it. Later, he traveled with Alain, Mairin, and Steven to a ruin, where they uncovered an ancient Giant Rock. However, his research on the Giant Rock accidentally summoned Rayquaza, who destroyed the area. After the encounter with Rayquaza, Lysandre discovered a similar energy reading to the Giant Rock near Rustboro City, and asked Alain to go there and investigate. He also covertly ordered Alain to keep a close eye on Steven, for the Hoenn League Champion had precious information on Mega Evolution.
In Mega Evolution Special III, Lysandre gave instructions to Alain and Steven. After Mega Rayquaza defeated both Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre, he had the Giant Rock, which had reappeared during the battle of the Legendary Pokémon, taken away with his submarine for further studies.
In Mega Evolution Special IV, Lysandre observed Alain's battles against ten Mega Evolution Trainers while his scientists researched the Giant Rock. After Chespie, Mairin's Chespin, who had interfered with the experiments performed on a Zygarde Core, was hospitalized, Lysandre told the victorious Alain that he had to continue gather data on Mega Evolution if Chespie was to recover. He was also shown to be close to Malva, who served as Alain's final opponent.
In A Meeting of Two Journeys!, Lysandre was contacted by Alain via Holo Caster, who wanted to know if Mairin's Chespie's condition had improved or not. Later, he reappeared in the next episode, overseeing the operation to capture Z2 alongside Xerosic. At the end of the episode, he received Z2.
In Kalos League Passion with a Certain Flare!, Lysandre was talking to a man inside a building at the Lumiose Conference. He soon got a call on a Holo Caster that an Admin was holding, from Xerosic, who was in the front seat of a truck that was just outside the Lumiose Gym. Later on at night, he met Ash for the first time and discussed the capability of Ash's Greninja to take on its different form in battle. After his conversation with him, he was shown with an annoyed expression, before turning towards the Lumiose Gym and smirked. Lysandre later talked to Mairin after she ran up to him and he put on a happy expression. The next day, Lysandre was seated in a private viewing box inside the Lumiose Conference's stadium with a glass window, along with Mairin and the same Admin, and they all watched as Ash and Alain each walked towards their respective sides of the battlefield in the Lumiose Conference's stadium, for the final round of the Conference.
In Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted! and Down to the Fiery Finish!, Lysandre watched Ash and Alain's battle in the finals of the Lumiose Conference. Towards the end of the latter episode, his true egotistical, narcissistic nature is revealed as he uses the power of Z2 to bring the whole of Kalos into his control, taking over Lumiose City and subsequently the Lumiose Conference, which had just been concluded.
In A Towering Takeover!, Lysandre revealed himself as the leader of Team Flare to a captured Ash. He also televised a message to the citizens of Kalos about his plan for creating a new, beautiful world for Team Flare.
In Coming Apart at the Dreams!, Lysandre explained his motivations. Much like in the games, he once had a generous nature and would help those in need. However, after those he supported grew accustomed to his aid and turned greedy, he became disillusioned with the human race. Because of this, he intended to "restart" the world, and he attempted to control Ash and Greninja the same way he did with Zygarde, so that Ash could become the guide of the new world. Ash, however, defied Lysandre and used the Bond Phenomenon to break free. Following this turn of events, Lysandre equipped his machine and started a fight with Ash and the defecting Alain using his Pyroar and his Shiny Mega Gyarados. Pyroar was defeated through a joint attack by Noivern, Hawlucha, and Pikachu.
In The Right Hero for the Right Job!, Lysandre defeated the majority of Ash's team. He was surprised when Malva appeared to help Alain and Ash, but nonetheless remained confident even after Clemont and Bonnie freed the two Zygarde under his control.
In Rocking Kalos Defenses!, Lysandre was finally beaten by Ash and Alain. Refusing to surrender, Lysandre seemingly killed himself by jumping off the tower. It was afterwards revealed that Lysandre had planned for the Giant Rock to transform into a copy of Zygarde, which would engulf the Anistar City Sundial and release enough energy to wipe out all life on the planet. He made one final appearance in Forming a More Perfect Union!, where he revived the Giant Rock after it had been temporarily stopped by Ash, Alain, Steven, Malva, Diantha, and all of the Kalos Gym Leaders. He was ultimately defeated by Squishy and Z2 after they transformed into Zygarde Complete Forme and destroyed the Giant Rock. Lysandre was last seen being engulfed by Zygarde's Core Enforcer, leaving his final fate unclear.
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|Debut||Mega Evolution Special II|
|Lysandre's Shiny Gyarados first appeared in Coming Apart at the Dreams!, where it was sent out to battle Ash and Alain. Gyarados is able to Mega Evolve into Mega Gyarados. It is shown to be an extremely powerful combatant. After its ally Pyroar was defeated, it single-handedly fought a group of seven Pokémon from Ash's entire team and Alain, including two Mega-level and four fully evolved Pokémon along with Ash's Pikachu, eventually knocking out all of Ash's Pokémon except Greninja and Pikachu. Even after Malva's Mega Houndoom joined the fight, it managed to continue battling. Gyarados was eventually defeated by a combined attack from Charizard, Pikachu, and Greninja.|
|Debut||Coming Apart at the Dreams!|
Z2 was captured by Team Flare and later given to Lysandre in An Explosive Operation!, and was eventually used by Lysandre to gain power over the entire Kalos region in Down to the Fiery Finish!. Squishy was enthralled in Coming Apart at the Dreams! after losing to its fellow Zygarde. Both Zygarde were freed in The Right Hero for the Right Job!.
|Debut||An Explosive Operation!|
|English||Billy Bob Thompson|
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- In the anime, Lysandre is the first villainous team leader to debut in a side story episode, and also the first to have a Shiny Pokémon.
- Also in the anime, Lysandre is not Professor Sycamore's former pupil. Instead, the two only meet for the first time during the events of Mega Evolution Special IV.
|Japanese||フラダリ Fuladari||From fleur-de-lis, a decorative symbol used in French heraldry and is French for lily flower.|
|Lysandre||French form of the name Lysander, meaning the release of a man or liberator. Lysander (Greek: Λύσανδρος, Lýsandros) was also the name of a Spartan admiral who ended a great war. The Lys- portion is likely a reference to the fleur-de-lis, or the "Ly-" may be meant to sound like "lion," referring to his Pyroar and resemblance to it.|
|German||Flordelis||From Flor de lis (Spanish for fleur-de-lis) and possibly crudelis (Latin for cruel)|
|Italian||Elisio||Eliseo (Elysium) is an Ancient Greek concept of the afterlife. The -lis- portion is likely a reference to the fleur-de-lis.|
|Spanish||Lysson||Possibly a portmanteau of lys (lily) and lion.|
|Korean||플라드리 Peulladeuri||Transliteration of his Japanese name|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||弗拉達利 Fúlādálì||Transliteration of his Japanese name|
|Russian||Лисандр Lisandr||Transcription of English name|
|Thai||ฟลัวเดอลีส์ Fleur-de-lis||Same as his Japanese name.|