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カヒリ Kahili
Sun Moon Kahili.png
Artwork from Sun and Moon
Gender Female
Eye color Periwinkle
Hair color Alice blue
Hometown Unknown
Region Alola
Relatives Unnamed father
Trainer class Elite Four
Generation VII
Games Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, Masters
Elite Four of Pokémon League (Alola)
Specializes in Flying types
English voice actor Janice Roman Roku (Masters)
Japanese voice actor N/A (Masters)
Anime debut Keeping Your Eyes on the Ball!
English voice actor Unknown
Japanese voice actor Chisa Yūki

Kahili (Japanese: カヒリ Kahili) is a Flying-type Trainer and member of the Alola Elite Four.


In the games

Kahili was once Alola's island challenge champion, and was also one of the four Trainers Professor Kukui invited to act as the Elite Four of the Pokémon League of Alola. In addition, Kahili is a professional golfer and the daughter of the Hano Grand Resort's owner. During the post-game, the player can meet her at Hano Grand Resort, where she will give them TM92 (Trick Room).

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, she also briefly appears on Ten Carat Hill after the player picks up the Flyinium Z, demonstrating the pose needed to perform Supersonic Skystrike.


Kahili's Pokémon are kept in Ultra Balls.

Pokémon Sun and Moon

Initial battle


Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Initial battle



Ten Carat HillUSUM
"The glistening Flyinium Z… It's yours now. Watch as I show you my dance."
"Supersonic Skystrike is a devastating blow from the open sky! Use it well."
Pokémon League
  • Upon entering the Sky Chamber
"So, here you are... Why don't we see who the winds favor today, you...or me?"
First battle
  • Before battle
"Alola! And alola once again! My name is Kahili. A few years ago, I was a champion of the island challenge, too. Just like you. I've been traveling the world to improve my skill as both a Trainer and as a golfer. When I heard that they'd made a Pokémon League in my own home region, I came flying back to serve Alola. Have a look at my fantastic Flying-type team!"
  • Upon being defeated
"It's frustrating to me as a member of the Elite Four, but it seems your strength is the real deal."
  • After being defeated
"You know...I think you'll bring a breath of fresh air to the Alola battle scene. I was honestly annoyed when Kukui kept pestering me to come here, but I'm glad I did."
Upon entering the Hall of Fame for the first time
"Now we're all going to be aiming for your seat. I hope you're ready for some rivals."
  • Before battle
"So, you came to battle me again! If I beat you, the number one ranked Trainer in Alola, then I'll be ready to take on the world! I'm coming for you, <player>!"
  • Upon being defeated
"This feeling of frustration that is swelling within me... I will use it to propel my growth!"
  • After being defeated
"That battle was worthy of being number one in Alola... Maybe even number one in the world! But next time, I'll win. You'll see!"
  • If talked to again...
    • If battled first
"There are three more members of the Elite Four. And every one of them is a top-class Trainer."
  • If battled second
"There are two more members of the Elite Four... And I wouldn't be surprised if you have a hard time deciding which one to take on next."
  • If battled third
"There is just one member of the Elite Four left. I hope you enjoy the transcendent kind of battle you only find at the top of the Pokémon League!"
  • If battled last
"Do you wonder what lies beyond the Elite Four? Go. See with your own eyes what awaits you."
Hano Grand Resort
"<Player>? What are you doing at my place?"
Regardless of choice: "Oh, my dad owns the Hano Grand Resort, so..."
"Anyway. You're the Champion now, right? So are you out there training every day?"
Of course!: "Just what I would expect of a Champion! That is very wise thinking. I'm a top-ranking player in the golf world, and that is because I still practice every day."
Uhhh...what?: "You're the Champion, aren't you? I'm a top-ranking player in the golf world, and that is because I still practice every day!"
"I think it's important to keep training every day, even if it's for just a bit. I'll give you this. It should help you aim for even loftier goals!"
"Many Flying-type Pokémon are fast, right? That's why I use Trick Room to up my handicap. It forces me to train in battles where the slower Pokémon get to move first."
"I should get going, though. I've got to get back to my daily training regimen. Ten more hours to go today."


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In-battle model from
Sun, Moon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
VS model from
Sun and Moon
VS model from
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Overworld model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
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In the anime

Kahili in the anime

Kahili debuted in Keeping Your Eyes on the Ball!, where she was first seen escaping from a group of reporters trying to interview her. She had been on a losing streak lately and was doubting her skills at the sport of PokéGolf. She eventually wandered to the Pokémon School, where she met Ash and his classmates. Kahili agreed to show them what playing PokéGolf was like and took them to a PokéGolf course.

After a while, the master caddy challenged Kahili to try out an extremely difficult hole, which was located on a high platform in a windy canyon. Kahili accepted the challenge, and with the help of her Toucannon, she managed to land the ball in the hole. With her self-esteem restored, she was later seen winning a golf competition on TV.

She reappeared in Battle Royal 151!, where she participated in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference. She was eventually defeated and eliminated from the tournament.


Kahili remains humble in spite of her status as a master golfer. She hadn't been feeling confident playing the sport until her chance encounter with Ash and his classmates in Keeping Your Eyes on the Ball!. Kahili is often supported by her Toucannon.


Touckey (Japanese: カツオ Katsuo), a Toucannon, is Kahili's only known Pokémon. It has been her partner since her childhood, and assists her while playing PokéGolf.

Touckey tended to get annoyed with the Caddie Expert, and when he tried to talk about how he would have done things better, Touckey would threaten him into keeping quiet by opening its mouth over his head.

Touckey's known moves are Tailwind and Beak Blast.

Debut Keeping Your Eyes on the Ball!
Voice actors
Japanese Sunshine Ikezaki
English Marc Swint


Pokémon League

Kahili has competed in the following Pokémon League Conferences:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 優希知冴 Chisa Yūki
Polish Aleksandra Nowicka
Spanish Latin America Ximena de Anda
Spain María Blanco

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Kahili in Pokémon Adventures

Kahili debuted in Defeat and the Commander of the School of Fish. She was first mentioned in Pokémon Move Specialist Professor Kukui by Hala, who planned to call Kahili back to Alola so that she may assist in trying to calm the guardian deities, who had been angered by something. After returning to Alola, Kahili met with Hala and told him that Tapu Lele had been spotted around Akala Island. She revealed that she investigated Melemele Island shortly after she arrived and was attacked by a Buzzwole and Kartana at Melemele Meadow before they disappeared after she fought back. Kahili speculated the Ultra Beasts were the source of the guardian deities' rage.

In The Wild Full-Power Pose of Fire, Kahili went to the Ruins of Life, where she found Sun, Moon, and Kiawe battling Gladion, who was attempting to kidnap Tapu Lele. Using her golfing skills, Kahili delivered a Z-Ring fashioned by Hala to Sun, who used it to defeat Gladion's Type: Null, forcing him to leave. Afterward, Tapu Lele awakened and asked Kahili and the others to battle it as thanks for helping it. The four sent out their Pokémon to face the guardian deity, but were outclassed by its strength. Sun, refusing to give up, managed to get a hit in after his Litten, Dollar evolved into a Torracat. Acknowledging their determination, Tapu Lele flew off. Kahili congratulated Sun and Moon for their hard work and told them they still had Tapu Bulu and Tapu Fini left.

In Flash and Cosmog's Secret, Kahili and the others met at Mallow's family restaurant, where they talked to Professor Kukui's wife, Professor Burnet, over a video phone about the Ultra Wormholes appearing around Alola. While the others decided to investigate the situation, Kahili went back to Melemele to report what she learned to Hala.

Six months after the Ultra Beasts arrived in Alola, Kahili took Olivia to deliver a repaired Z-Ring to Kiawe. While they traveled, Kahili revealed a suitcase full of Z-Crystals she had spent the last six months gathering. One of the Z-Crystals was a Lycanium Z, which Olivia had never seen before. After meeting with the others, Sophocles and Molayne took everyone to Mount Lanakila, where a wormhole had opened up earlier. Shortly after they arrived, their ship was attacked by a group of Aether Foundation Employees and their Ultra Beasts. During the battle, Kahili fought a Celesteela in the skies above Ula'ula Island and was later assisted by Tapu Bulu.


Kahili's Oricorio
Oricorio is Kahili's first known Pokémon. It was first seen with its Trainer as she was being attacked by a Buzzwole and Kartana. Later, it was used to deliver a Z-Ring to Sun.

None of Oricorio's moves are known.

Debut Homecoming and the Brilliant Professional Golfer
Kahili's Toucannon
Toucannon is Kahili's second known Pokémon. It was first used to attack Gladion's Type: Null at the Ruins of Life. Doing so distracted Gladion long enough for Kahili to deliver a Z-Ring to Sun.

Toucannon's only known move is Drill Peck.

Debut 'The Wild Full-Power Pose of Fire
Kahili's Skarmory
Skarmory is Kahili's third known Pokémon. It was first used to keep its Trainer in the air above the Ruins of Life, allowing her to golf Oricorio's Poké Ball over to Sun. Later, it was used to battle Tapu Lele alongside Sun, Moon, and Kiawe's Pokémon. Despite their combined strength, the guardian deity proved to be too powerful until Dollar evolved into a Torracat.

None of Skarmory's moves are known.

Debut The Wild Full-Power Pose of Fire

In the TCG

Full Art print of Kahili
Main article: Kahili (Lost Thunder 179)

Kahili was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sun & Moon Series (the Japanese SM Era). It was first released in the Japanese Thunderclap Spark expansion before debuting in English in the Lost Thunder expansion, with the background artwork by Ken Sugimori. It was also released as a Full Art card in Thunderclap Spark and Lost Thunder, with an illustration by Megumi Mizutani. It allows the player to draw 2 cards and it has a chance to return to the player's hand.


  • Kahili is the only member of the Alola Elite Four who doesn't make a mandatory in-game appearance at any time prior to her actual appearance.
  • Kahili being both a golfer and a Flying-type user may be a reference to the scoring system in golf, in which the terms birdie, eagle, albatross, and condor can describe how well a player has performed.
  • Kahili's golf club has colors based on the appearance of Toucannon.


Language Name Origin
Japanese カヒリ Kahili From kāhili, Hawaiian feathered regalia. Kāhili is also Hawaiian for the crape myrtle, kahili ginger, and red silky oak, as well as the name of a golf course in Hawaii.
English, French, German,
Italian, Spanish,
Brazilian Portuguese
Kahili Same as Japanese name
Korean 카일리 Kailli Similar to her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 卡希麗 / 卡希丽 Kǎxīlì Transliteration of Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 卡希麗 Kāhēilaih Transliteration of Japanese name
Russian Кахили Kahili Transcription of her English name

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