Aether Paradise

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Aether Paradise エーテルパラダイス
Aether Paradise
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Aether Paradise.png
Map description: A VLFS or a "very large floating structure." This is where the Aether Foundation's research facilities are.
Location: Central Alola
Region: Alola
Generations: VII
Alola Aether Paradise Map.png
Location of Aether Paradise in Alola.
Pokémon world locations

Aether Paradise (Japanese: エーテルパラダイス Aether Paradise) is a very large floating structure that serves as an artificial island located in the middle of the Alola region, near Akala Island. It was created by the Aether Foundation to serve as a base for their research.

To protect the wild Pokémon being treated in the facility, a jamming signal prevents the use of empty Poké Balls throughout the island. However, in gameplay, this only applies in the battle against Nihilego. The player can use Poké Balls in Trainer battles normally (although they will be blocked by the Trainers, as usual).

In the games

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

Pokémon Sun and Moon

After assisting Faba in stopping two Team Skull Grunts from harassing a Slowpoke on Memorial Hill, the branch chief invites the player to Hano Grand Resort after they finish their grand trial with Olivia. Upon arriving at the resort with Hau, Faba will take them to Aether Paradise. The player and Hau are then introduced to Wicke, who gives them a tour of the facility. At the top floor, the player meets the President, Lusamine, who welcomes the two trial-goers and professes her love of Pokémon.

The meeting is interrupted, however, by an Ultra Wormhole, which produces an unidentified Pokémon. The player is prompted to battle it, which eventually ends in it fleeing. After being thanked by the Aether Foundation's staff, Hau and the player are ferried off to Malie City on Ula'ula Island.

Later, after the player has defeated Team Skull at their base in Po Town, Lillie is revealed to have been taken away by Plumeria. Gladion later reveals that Lillie was taken to Aether Paradise, where the player, Hau, and Gladion start looking for her next. While raiding the facility, new details about Cosmog, the Ultra Beasts, and Type: Null are revealed. It also turns out that the Aether Foundation has been working together with Team Skull and sponsoring their criminal activities, forcing the player to battle their way through members of the evil team, including their Boss, Guzma.

In the big mansion at the end of Aether Paradise, the player finds Lillie, who is facing Lusamine, her mother, about Cosmog's fate. The player, Lillie, Hau, and Gladion follow Lusamine into her secret trophy room, where Lusamine reveals how she is intending to use Cosmog's power to open Ultra Wormholes all across Alola and summon multiple Ultra Beasts through them. As wormholes start opening and Ultra Beasts start emerging all over Alola, the player engages Lusamine in a battle. After Lusamine is defeated, she uses a specially designed Beast Ball to capture the Ultra Beast that emerged through the wormhole she had created inside the room, before both she and Guzma disappear into the fading wormhole themselves.

The following day, Gladion tells the player about the Legendary Pokémon of Alola, which is said to be able to travel between worlds, and gives Lillie the Moon FluteS/Sun FluteM, one of the items required to summon the Legendary Pokémon. Afterwards, the player and Lillie head to Seafolk Village on Poni Island.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

In Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, after the player has driven off the unidentified Pokémon that appeared from an Ultra Wormhole, Dulse and ZossieUS/Phyco and SolieraUM of the Ultra Recon Squad will appear and explain that the Pokémon was an Ultra Beast. Lusamine informs the player and Hau that the Ultra Recon Squad has been working with the Aether Foundation, providing them with information about the Ultra Beasts. The Ultra Recon Squad members also tell how they came from a world from which Necrozma had stolen all of its natural light. Afterwards, the player and Hau depart for Ula'ula Island.

During the player, Hau, and Gladion's search for Lillie in Aether Paradise, the player will encounter the Ultra Recon Squad again after defeating Guzma. After defeating them, the player will encounter Lusamine and Lillie and follow them to Lusamine's trophy room along with Gladion and Hau, where Lusamine explains that she intends to travel to Ultra Space and defeat Necrozma in order to keep the Alola region and its Pokémon safe from it. For this purpose, she needed Cosmog's power to open Ultra Wormholes. Although she makes clear that she hates Ultra Wormholes with every fiber of her being, them being what took her husband away from her, but she's still willing to go through one in order to protect Alola. Because of Gladion and Lillie's objections, Lusamine challenges the player to a battle, intending to show everyone she's capable of dealing with Necrozma. Despite being defeated, Lusamine still chooses to ignore her children, forcing Cosmog to open a wormhole which both she and Guzma disappear into.

After Lusamine's departure, the Ultra Recon Squad berate her selfish behavior, and tell everyone that the way to their world, Ultra Megalopolis, where Necrozma resides, is by using the power of the Legendary Pokémon of the sunUS/moonUM, which can appear at the altar on Poni Island. The next day, Gladion gives Lillie the Moon FluteUS/Sun FluteUM, one of the items required to summon said Legendary Pokémon. Following this, Gladion takes the player and Lillie to Poni Island.

After the player has become the Champion, Aether Paradise is invaded by Team Rainbow Rocket in the middle of a live news broadcast. Using the power of an Ultra Wormhole, they transform Lusamine's mansion into Team Rocket's Castle, wherein they settle their base of actions. Lusamine tries to stop them, but ends up getting taken hostage. The player and Lillie head to the castle, intending to save Lusamine. On the way, they discover that Faba had actually assisted Team Rainbow Rocket in their takeover of the facility, intending to use their success to advance his own career. After the player and Lillie have defeated Faba and an Aether Foundation Employee in a Multi Battle, they enter the castle. Within the castle, the player must defeat various villainous team leaders summoned through Ultra Wormholes in order to advance further. After the player has defeated Giovanni, the leader of Team Rainbow Rocket, Colress uses his technology to restore the mansion back to its normal state, sending everyone back to the worlds they originally came from.

Once the player has defeated Gladion in a Title Defense battle at the Pokémon League, Lusamine's husband, Mohn, will appear in the entrance area. Due to suffering from amnesia as a result of going through an Ultra Wormhole, Mohn is unable to remember his marriage with Lusamine, which she chooses to not remind him of, simply being happy to see that Mohn is enjoying his life of running Poké Pelago.

Places of interest

2F: Conservation area

During the player's first visit, Lusamine is in the garden here. During the player's meeting with Lusamine, an unidentified Ultra Beast appears, which the player must battle. In Pokémon Sun and Moon, after the player has become the Champion, Gladion will be here to give the player a Type: Null and all of Silvally's memory drives.

1F: Entrance

The entrance has two service counters, one of which houses a PC and a healing spot in the form of an Aether Foundation Employee. This floor also provides the player access to the exterior portions of the facility, with one entrance to the front and one entrance to the back.

The back door is locked until the player defeats Faba and an Aether Foundation Employee in a Multi Battle, which can only be done after reading the notes in Secret Lab B. The player is not permitted to go out the front door until they battle Lusamine in the mansion.

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the player can buy Beast Balls from the top rightmost Employee behind the desks near the entrance for  1,000 apiece after defeating Ultra Necrozma.

Beast BallsUSUM
  Beast Ball
 1,000
  Beast Ball ×10
 10,000


B1F: Docks

The ferry stop for Aether Paradise is located on the western side. The player can take the ferry to Heahea City as soon as they can visit the ferry stop. The player can take the ferry to Hau'oli City and Malie City once they visit Ula'ula Island. The player can take the ferry to Seafolk Village once they visit Poni Island.

After battling Gladion at Aether House, but before battling Lusamine, the ferry is not present. Instead, an Aether Foundation Employee stands out front of Gladion's Team Skull ship, which is moored on the east side, and will take the player to Malie City.

B2F: Lab area

The Lab area contains two laboratories, Secret Lab A and Secret Lab B. Secret Lab A contains secret files about the creation of Type: Null, as well as Faba's personal files, while Secret Lab B contains information about Cosmog and the Ultra Beasts.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, after entering the Hall of Fame, Wicke can be found at Secret Lab B, providing the player with information about the Ultra Beasts they have caught.

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the entrance to the hallway is locked before defeating Faba at 1F.

Items

Item Location Games
  All memory drives 2F: Conservation area, from Gladion, north of the elevator after becoming Champion  S  M 
  Stick 1F: Entrance, from an Aether Foundation Employee by the north exit, after defeating LusamineSM  S  M  US  UM 
  Big Malasada ×3
  • 1F: Entrance, from Wicke by the north exit at the beginning of Episode RR
  • 1F: Entrance, from Wicke near the elevator after Episode RR (×2)
 US  UM 
  Dubious Disc 1F: Entrance, from Faba by the north exit, after becoming ChampionSM/after Episode RRUSUM and battling him  S  M  US  UM 
  Rare Candy B1F: Docks, against the wall north of the elevator, after passing Nanu's grand trialSM  S  M  US  UM 
  TM29 (Psychic) B1F: Docks, from Wicke after the Ultra Beast encounter  S  M  US  UM 
  X Sp. Atk B1F: Docks, in the southwest, by the wall south of the ferry, after passing Nanu's grand trial  S  M  US  UM 
  TM06 (Toxic) B1F: Docks, in the southwest corner of the area, after passing Nanu's grand trial  S  M  US  UM 
  Max Revive B2F: Lab area, from Hau after entering the area, after passing Nanu's grand trial  S  M  US  UM 
  Big Malasada ×2 B2F: Lab area, from Wicke after becoming Champion  S  M 
  Full Restore Secret Lab A, behind the computer  S  M  US  UM 
  DNA Splicers Secret Lab A, from an Aether Foundation Employee after becoming ChampionSM/after Episode RR and speaking to Wicke near the elevatorUSUM  S  M  US  UM 
  Prison Bottle Secret Lab A, from an Aether Foundation Employee after becoming ChampionSM/after Episode RR and speaking to Wicke near the elevatorUSUM  S  M  US  UM 
  Soul Dew Secret Lab A, from an Aether Foundation Employee after becoming ChampionSM/after Episode RR and speaking to Wicke near the elevatorUSUM  S  M  US  UM 
  Beast Ball ×10 Secret Lab B, from Wicke after defeating Anabel  S  M 
   1,000,000 Secret Lab B, from Looker after completing all the UB missions  S  M 
  Full Heal Exterior (north side), at the end of the southeast path  US  UM 
  Full Heal Exterior (north side), at the end of the southwest path  S  M  US  UM 
  Master Ball Exterior (north side), from Gladion after battling Lusamine  S  M  US  UM 
  Big Nugget ×55 Exterior (north side), from Wicke after defeating Giovanni  US  UM 
  Hyper Potion Exterior (south side), at the end of the northeast path  S  M  US  UM 
  Heal Ball Exterior (south side), at the end of the northwest path  US  UM 

Team Rocket's Castle items

If the player misses any items in Team Rocket's Castle during Episode RR, they can be later obtained from a Janitor outside of Lusamine's mansion.

Item Location Games
  Iron Ball From a Janitor, if not obtained in Team Rocket's Castle  US  UM 
  Guard Spec. From a Janitor, if not obtained in Team Rocket's Castle  US  UM 
  Max Potion From a Janitor, if not obtained in Team Rocket's Castle  US  UM 
  Rare Candy From a Janitor, if not obtained in Team Rocket's Castle  US  UM 
  Revive From a Janitor, if not obtained in Team Rocket's Castle  US  UM 
  Full Restore From a Janitor, if not obtained in Team Rocket's Castle  US  UM 
  Full Heal From a Janitor, if not obtained in Team Rocket's Castle  US  UM 
  X Attack From a Janitor, if not obtained in Team Rocket's Castle  US  UM 
  Full Restore From a Janitor, if not obtained in Team Rocket's Castle  US  UM 
  Revive From a Janitor, if not obtained in Team Rocket's Castle  US  UM 
  Zinc From a Janitor, if not obtained in Team Rocket's Castle  US  UM 
  HP Up From a Janitor, if not obtained in Team Rocket's Castle  US  UM 
  Hyper Potion From a Janitor, if not obtained in Team Rocket's Castle  US  UM 
  Calcium From a Janitor, if not obtained in Team Rocket's Castle  US  UM 
  PP Up From a Janitor, if not obtained in Team Rocket's Castle  US  UM 
  Cell Battery From a Janitor, if not obtained in Team Rocket's Castle  US  UM 
  Max Revive From a Janitor, if not obtained in Team Rocket's Castle  US  UM 

Zygarde Cube

During the player's first visit, none of the Zygarde Cells at Aether Paradise are accessible. They only become accessible after the player has passed Nanu's grand trial.

Item Location Games
  Zygarde Cell B2F: Lab area, at the end of the hallway containing the secret labs  S  M 
  Zygarde Cell Exterior (north side), at the end of the southeast path  S  M 
  Zygarde Cell Exterior (north side), on the west side of the mansionDay  S  M 
  Zygarde Cell Exterior (south side), between two pools on the west sideNight  S  M 
  Zygarde Cell Lusamine's Mansion: Entry Room, at the north end under the table on the right side  S  M 

Pokémon

A Nihilego appears during the player's first visit, but cannot be captured. It has an aura that gives it +2 Defense stages and will flee on the fifth turn (if the battle has not already ended) unless it is trapped.

Pokémon Sun and Moon

  Pokémon     Allies     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
   
Special Pokémon
Cannot be caught
  Nihilego
N/A S M
  Only one
27 One
Gift Pokémon
After becoming Champion
  Type: Null
N/A S M
  Gift
40 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

  Pokémon     Allies     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
   
Special Pokémon
Cannot be caught
  Nihilego
N/A US UM
  Only one
27 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Trainers

Pokémon Sun and Moon

Multi Battle partners

Hau will team up with the player in three Multi Battles; first against a pair of Aether Foundation Employees in Secret Lab B on B2F, next against the first pair of Employees on 1F, and finally against Faba and an Employee on the same floor. Gladion will join the player to battle the second pair of Employees on 1F.

  If the player chose Rowlet:



  If the player chose Litten:



  If the player chose Popplio:






B1F: Docks

After battling Lusamine at her mansion, the patrolling Aether Foundation Employees who battle the player disappear.

Trainer Pokémon
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  1,776
  Dugtrio
Alolan Form
Lv.37
No item
  Sliggoo Lv.37
No item
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  1,776
  Herdier Lv.36
No item
  Lumineon Lv.37
No item
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  1,728
  Shelgon Lv.37
No item
  Trumbeak Lv.36
No item
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  1,776
  Parasect Lv.36
No item
  Drifblim Lv.36
No item
  Vibrava Lv.37
No item
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  1,776
  Primeape Lv.37
No item


1F: Entrance



After reading the report in Secret Lab B
Trainer Pokémon
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  1,776
Double Battle with the following Employee
  Mudsdale Lv.37
No item
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  1,776
Double Battle with the previous Employee
  Pelipper Lv.37
No item
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  1,824
Double Battle with the following Employee
  Magmar Lv.38
No item
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  1,824
Double Battle with the previous Employee
  Electabuzz Lv.38
No item




After becoming Champion



B2F: Lab area

Trainer Pokémon
Hallway
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  1,776
  Muk
Alolan Form
Lv.37
No item
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  1,776
  Magneton Lv.37
No item
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  1,776
  Porygon2 Lv.37
No item
Secret Lab B
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  1,776
Double Battle with the following Employee
  Machoke Lv.37
No item
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  1,776
Double Battle with the previous Employee
  Vanillish Lv.37
No item


Exterior

Trainer Pokémon
 
Team Skull Grunt
Reward:  1,184
  Golbat Lv.37
No item
 
Team Skull Grunt
Reward:  1,184
  Raticate
Alolan Form
Lv.37
No item




Lusamine's Mansion: Trophy Room



Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Multi Battle partners

Hau will team up with the player in three Multi Battles; first against a pair of Aether Foundation Employees in Secret Lab B on B2F, next against the first pair of Employees on 1F, and finally against Faba and an Employee on the same floor. Gladion will join the player to battle the second pair of Employees on 1F.

During Episode RR, Lillie will team up with the player in a Multi Battle against Faba and an Aether Foundation Employee.

  If the player chose Rowlet:



  If the player chose Litten:



  If the player chose Popplio:









B1F: Docks

After battling Lusamine at her mansion, the patrolling Aether Foundation Employees who battle the player disappear.

Trainer Pokémon
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  1,920
  Dugtrio
Alolan Form
Lv.40
No item
  Toucannon Lv.40
No item
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  1,920
  Kecleon Lv.40
No item
  Stoutland Lv.40
No item
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  1,920
  Arbok Lv.40
No item
  Lurantis Lv.40
No item
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  1,920
  Parasect Lv.40
No item
  Drifblim Lv.40
No item
  Sudowoodo Lv.40
No item
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  1,920
  Primeape Lv.40
No item
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  1,968
  Arcanine Lv.41
No item


1F: Entrance



After reading the report in Secret Lab B
Trainer Pokémon
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  1,968
Double Battle with the following Employee
  Anorith Lv.41
No item
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  1,968
Double Battle with the previous Employee
  Lileep Lv.41
No item
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  2,016
Double Battle with the following Employee
  Magmar Lv.42
No item
  Houndoom Lv.42
No item
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  2,016
Double Battle with the previous Employee
  Electabuzz Lv.42
No item
  Manectric Lv.42
No item




After Episode RR



B2F: Lab area

Trainer Pokémon
Hallway
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  1,968
  Muk
Alolan Form
Lv.41
No item
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  1,968
  Magneton Lv.41
No item
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  1,968
  Porygon2 Lv.41
No item
Secret Lab B
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  1,968
Double Battle with the following Employee
  Huntail Lv.41
No item
 
Aether Foundation Employee
Reward:  1,968
Double Battle with the previous Employee
  Gorebyss Lv.41
No item


Exterior

Trainer Pokémon
 
Team Skull Grunt
Reward:  1,344
  Golbat Lv.42
No item
 
Team Skull Grunt
Reward:  1,344
  Raticate
Alolan Form
Lv.42
No item




Lusamine's Mansion: Entrance Room

Pokémon Ultra Sun



Pokémon Ultra Moon



Lusamine's Mansion: Trophy Room



Episode RR

Exterior
Trainer Pokémon
 
Team Rainbow Rocket Grunt
Reward:  1,952
  Primeape Lv.61
No item
 
Team Rainbow Rocket Grunt
Reward:  1,952
  Persian Lv.61
No item
 
Team Rainbow Rocket Grunt
Reward:  1,952
  Haunter Lv.61
No item
 
Team Rainbow Rocket Grunt
Reward:  1,952
  Golbat Lv.61
No item




Lusamine's Mansion
Main article: Team Rocket's Castle → Trainers.

In the anime

 
Aether Paradise in the anime

Main series

Aether Paradise debuted in A Dream Encounter!. It reappeared in Deceiving Appearances!, where Lusamine invited Ash and his classmates to visit the facility. However, due to her being constantly busy with her work, Lillie ended up working as a guide for her classmates instead. While touring around the conservation area, the group met Professor Burnet and got into trouble with a runaway Ditto, which used its transforming capabilities to fool them until it was finally caught.

While Ash and his friends were dealing with Ditto, Team Rocket, who had been hired to work as Employees at the facility by Faba, kept trying to catch Nebby, and eventually ended up accidentally finding secret documents about Type: Null and the Ultra Beasts from Faba's personal laboratory.

It appeared in A Masked Warning! during a flashback, where Gladion saw Lillie getting attacked by a Nihilego. It appeared again in Night of a Thousand Poses!, where Lusamine was seen making a video phone call to Lillie from her office.

In Mission: Total Recall!, Ash and Lillie were teleported into the Aether Paradise Lab area by Nebby. Faba, afraid that Lillie could be regaining her memories of the Nihilego attack and thus jeopardize his career, took her and attempted to erase her memories again with his Hypno. However, his plans were foiled by the appearance of Ash and Gladion. Although Ash was subdued by Faba's Hypno, Gladion was able to save Lillie when his Type: Null broke its confinement mask and became Silvally, then proceeding to defeat Faba's Pokémon. Amidst of all this, Lillie managed to recover her remaining suppressed memories, allowing her to completely get over her fear of touching Pokémon.

In Faba's Revenge!, Faba tricked Nebby into teleporting him into the Lab area, where he used a device to trap it and started using its power to open an Ultra Wormhole. Although Ash, Lillie, Gladion, and Lusamine appeared to stop him and free Nebby, the wormhole was still opened, allowing a Nihilego to pass through it. Lusamine, Gladion, and Ash attempted to battle against it, but it proved to be too powerful for their Pokémon to handle. The Ultra Beast then attempted to take Lillie with it, but even though Gladion tried to protect her, Lusamine ended up pushing Gladion aside at the last moment, causing her to get taken into the Ultra Wormhole by Nihilego instead, much to Lillie's horror.

Ash and Lillie visited Aether Paradise once more during Don't Ignore the Small Stufful!, when they were assigned to deliver Professor Burnet's lunch. Meanwhile, Team Rocket had gotten jobs once again at Aether Paradise and started plotting to steal the Pokémon. However, a Stufful suddenly started following them around before grabbing a hold of Jessie's hair. They were soon confronted and accused of stealing Stufful, only for Bewear to show up. Bewear recognized Stufful as its own child and took it home with her and the trio.

In The Dealer of Destruction!, Professor Kukui held a press conference at Aether Paradise, where he officially announced Alola's first Pokémon League. The conference was announced to take place on a new artificial island close to Aether Paradise, called the Manalo Stadium.

In The Secret Princess!, Lillie and Gladion visited Aether Paradise to search for any possible clues about their father.

Pokémon seen in Aether Paradise

 
Ivysaur
 
Jigglypuff
 
Psyduck
 
Exeggcute
 
Exeggutor
 
Goldeen
 
Ditto
 
Snorlax
 
Ledyba
 
Spinarak
 
Sudowoodo
 
Quagsire
 
Qwilfish