Aether Foundation (Trainer class)

Aether Foundation
エーテルざいだん Aether Foundation
Sun Moon Aether Foundation Employees.pngSun Moon Faba.png
Artwork from Sun and Moon by take[1]
Other names
Introduced in Generation VII
Appears in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Gender Both
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Faba
Anime debut
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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Manga debut {{{manga}}}

Aether Foundation (Japanese: エーテルざいだん Aether Foundation) is a Trainer class introduced in Generation VII. They are Pokémon Trainers who work for the Aether Foundation.

Most Aether Foundation Trainers are white-uniformed "Employees", appearing in the main storyline at Aether Paradise in a villainous role, similar to the Grunts of villainous teams. Masked scientist Employees are battled in the Foundation's secret lab. Most Employees keep their Pokémon in Great Balls, while scientist Employees use Repeat Balls.

Outside of the main storyline, Employees battled at the Battle Tree and Battle Royal Dome have distinct names and are friendlier. The Trainers at the Battle Royal Dome exclusively use Water- and Grass-type Pokémon.

Faba also uses this Trainer class in most of his post-game battles. He is a known Psychic-type specialist.


Main article: Aether Foundation Employee → Gallery
Main article: Faba → Gallery

Trainer list

Pokémon Sun and Moon

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

See also:
List of Battle Royal Dome Trainers/Aether Foundation
List of Battle Tree Trainers/Aether Foundation

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 以太基金會的 Yíhtaai Gēigāmwúi-dīk
Mandarin 以太基金會的 Yǐtài Jījīnhuì-de *
以太基金会 Yǐtài Jījīnhuì *
  French Fondation Æther
  German Æther Foundation
  Italian Fondazione Æther
  Korean 에테르재단 Aether Jaedan
  Brazilian Portuguese Fundação Aether
  Spanish Fundación Æther


  Aether Foundation  
Aether ParadiseHeahea CityAether Bases (Route 8Route 16) • Aether House
President Branch Chiefs
Wicke Faba
Other members
Aether Foundation Employees Scientists
Former Related
Professor Mohn Lillie
Animation and manga
Former members: JessieJamesMeowth
Ultra Guardians: AshLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowGladion
See also: Team SkullUltra Recon Squad

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Alola Ace DuoAce TrainerAether 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 PairRising StarRising Star DuoScientistSightseerSwimmerSwimmers
Swimmer GirlsSylveon UserTeacherTeam SkullTeam Skull AdminTeam Skull BossTeam Skull Grunt
Trial GuideTwinsUmbreon UserVaporeon UserVeteranVeteran DuoWorkerYoungsterYouth Athlete
ActorUSUMCapoeira CoupleUSUMDancing FamilyUSUMKantonian GymUSUMMaster & ApprenticeUSUM
ReporterUSUMSparring PartnersUSUMSurferUSUMTeam AquaUSUMTeam FlareUSUMTeam GalacticUSUM
Team MagmaUSUMTeam PlasmaUSUMTeam 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

Pasio Trainer classes
Ace TrainerAether FoundationAether Foundation EmployeeBeautyBlack BeltCamperCollectorHex Maniac
HikerLassMasked ManMasked WomanPoké FanPokémon RangerPreschoolerPunk Girl
Rising StarScientistSightseerStreet ThugSwimmerTeam Aqua GruntTeam Flare Grunt
Team Galactic GruntTeam Magma GruntTeam Plasma GruntTeam Rocket GruntTeam Yell GruntYoungster

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