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Kiawe
カキ Kaki
Sun Moon Kiawe.png
Artwork from Sun and Moon
Age 11-19SM
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Hometown Paniola Town
Region Alola
Relatives Unnamed father and mother (games)
Sima, Rango, Mimo, unnamed grandfather (anime only)
Trainer class Trial Captain
Generation VII
Games Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Specializes in Fire types
Anime counterpart Kiawe
Counterpart debut Alola to New Adventure!

Kiawe (Japanese: カキ Kaki) is the Trial Captain of Akala Island's Wela Volcano Park. He specializes in Fire-type Pokémon.

Contents

In the games

Kiawe appears in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon as a Trial Captain who provides guidance to trial-goers. Together with his Marowak, he studies the traditional dances of the Alola region. He says that his trials are different from the others and test the player's observation. In Kiawe's trial, he asks the player to identify the difference between two dances. He gave a man living in Mallow's restaurant a Magmar, to encourage him to become a real iron chef.

In Pokémon Sun and Ultra Sun, after defeating OliviaS/becoming ChampionUS, the player can find Kiawe in his room at Paniola Town during the night. Upon speaking with him, he will immediately leave for the Thrifty Megamart at the Royal Avenue. Once the player arrives, Kiawe will be seen briefly speaking with his boss before requesting for a battle with the player. After his defeat, he states that he had just been fired from his part-time job, and he mentions his wish to travel to another region to further his studies for dancing. Shortly after telling his story, he will award the player the Reverent battle style. He can later be encountered again at the Battle Tree as a possible opponent or Multi Battle partner.

In Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon only, Kiawe can also be met during Mina's trial, giving the player a Red Petal after defeating him and Hiker David. During this encounter, it's also revealed that Kiawe is considering to make David his successor as a Trial Captain, although David is more interested in dancing. Afterwards, Kiawe will offer to escort the player to Hokulani Observatory to meet Sophocles and get the next petal.

Pokémon

Kiawe's Pokémon are kept in Ultra Balls.

Pokémon Sun



Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Mina's trial


Post-game battleUS


Battle Tree

Kiawe appears in the Battle Tree exclusively in Pokémon Sun and Ultra Sun. He uses three of the Pokémon below in Single Battles, four in Double Battles, and two in Multi Battles.



Given away

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Magmar

Quotes

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Reason: The first question "Not right now" option and player's loss in Battle Tree; USUM quotes.

Pokémon Sun and Moon

Battle Royal Dome
"You were on fire during that battle. I hope you bring that fire with you and burn up my trial."
"The name's Kiawe, the Fire captain. You can get to Wela Volcano Park from Route 7. I'll be waiting on the peak. If you plan to see your island challenge through to the end, climb to the top with your strongest team!"
Wela Volcano Park
"I am Kiawe. My Marowak and I are students of the ancient dances that have been passed down in Alola for generations."
"The trial of Kiawe... You will find that it is a bit different than the trials you have faced to this point, but of course, you will attempt it, right?"
Not right now:
Of course!: "My trial will test your powers of observation! There will be a dance...and then another. Your task will be to find the difference between the two. Begin!"
"Watch carefully and memorize this dance."
"What was different from the previous dance?"
Show me again!: Both of the dances will play again.
The left/right Marowak: "Astounding! It is astounding how wrong you are! Come, Marowak!"
  • After defeating the Marowak (wrong answers)
"When you answer incorrectly, my Marowak grow so enraged that they cannot help but attack. Watch once more, carefully this time!"
The middle Marowak: "B-but how?! That was truly spectacular! And to add to the spectacle... Come, Marowak!"
  • After defeating the Marowak (correct answer)
"Marowak was so pleased by your right answer that it simply had to battle you!"
"Onward to the second dance!"
"Watch carefully and memorize this dance."
"What was different from the previous dance?"
Show me again!: Both of the dances will play again.
The left/middle/right Marowak: "Astounding! It is astounding how wrong you are! Come, Marowak!"
  • After defeating the Marowak (wrong answers)
"When you answer incorrectly, my Marowak grow so enraged that they cannot help but attack. Watch once more, carefully this time!"
The Hiker: "B-but how?! That was truly spectacular! And to add to the spectacle... Come, my fine Hiker!"
  • After defeating the Hiker (correct answer)
"My Hiker friend was so pleased by your right answer that he simply had to battle you!"
"Onward...to the final dance!"
"Watch carefully and memorize this dance."
"What was different from the previous dance?"
Show me again!: Both of the dances will play again.
Regardless of the remaining choices: "B-but how?! That was truly spectacular! And to add to the spectacle... Come, Totem Pokémon!"
  • After defeating Totem Salazzle
"Whoa! S-spectacular! With your keen observations, you were able to see even fine differences in our dances! And you defeated the Totem Pokémon with such ease!"
"The Totem Pokémon was carrying a Firium Z. It is yours now."
"This is how you use the Fire-type Z-Power!"
"Thank you, my dear Marowak!"
"For when you meet a Pokémon that you would like to make your companion, take these!"
"What's more! You may now use the Ride Pokémon Charizard. Charizard will lend you his strength, and you will be able to go anywhere you have been in an instant."
"The Firium Z...you should show it to the Trial Guide outside the captain's barricade at the bottom of the mountain. It is time for us to return to our dance. The feelings of the Alolan people and our Pokémon, and the true nature of Z-Power... The answers lie in our dance! And so we must dance on!"
Lush Jungle
"Sorry to keep you waiting."
"I've brought a Thick Club and a Rare Bone."
"Here you are."
"Yes, even back at Wela Volcano Park my vaunted Salazzle didn't stand a chance."
"If you insist."
"It tastes so good you might melt... No, wait. Is that my tongue that's melting...?"
"Uhhn!"
"S-SPICY!!!"
Paniola TownS
"Yah! Hoo! Hee! Hyah!"
"Huhn?"
"Oh. It's you, <player>."
What are you doing?: "This is my fire dance training."
What was that all about?: "This is my torch staff. When I'm actually performing fire dances, I'll light it on fire."
"Whenever I have free time, I practice my dance as much as I can. It takes a lot of repetition to get good at it...just like Pokémon battles."
"Oh, look at the time!"
"Sorry, I know you just got here, but I have to go to the Thrifty Megamart. If you need to talk to me, come meet me there."
Royal AvenueS
"I see..."
"It's all right. I know how hard you've worked to open this location after the guardian deity destroyed the previous one in anger. I understand, boss."
"Thank you very much."
"It's OK, boss. You can head back in now."
"How could this happen...?"
"Oh, it's you, <player>."
"If you don't mind, I'd like to battle you, <player>."
Just a minute: "I see... I'll be waiting for you here, then."
Of course: "I don't feel like dancing by myself right now..."
  • Upon being defeated
"...I can't beat you if I keep my troubles to myself."
  • After being defeated
"So strong... I should've known. You did clear my trial, after all. By the way, did you overhear what we were just talking about?"
What are you talking about?: "You're too considerate, <player>."
Yeah, kind of...: "<Player>. Yes, of course you did..."
"My dream is to become a professional fire dancer. I've been saving up forever to go study dance abroad. But I was just laid off from my part-time job. It seems like nothing ever goes right..."
"Sorry. I didn't mean to trouble you with my problems, <player>. You're so easy to talk to, though. I feel much better after talking with you. Thank you for being there. I'll be going then. Until we meet again, <player>!"
Battle Tree
  • Before battle
"I'll fully display the vaunted dancing of my Pokémon!
  • Upon being defeated
"Win or lose, there's never enough dancing!"
  • If the player is defeated
"Win or lose, there's never enough dancing!"
  • If chosen as a partner
"If we are truly strong, surely we can win even if we dance as we please!"

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Battle Royal Dome
"You were on fire during that battle."
"I hope you bring that fire with you and burn up my trial."
"The name's Kiawe, the Fire captain."
"You can get to Wela Volcano Park from Route 7. I'll be waiting on the peak."
"If you plan to see your island challenge through to the end, climb to the top with your strongest team!"
Wela Volcano Park
"I am Kiawe."
"My Marowak and I are students of the ancient dances that have been passed down in Alola for generations."
"The trial of Kiawe... You will find that it is a bit different than the trials you have faced to this point, but of course, you will attempt it, right?"
Of course!: "My trial will test your powers of observation! There will be a dance...and then another. Your task will be to find the difference between the two. Begin!"
  • After all of the first dance performances
"Watch carefully and memorize this dance."
  • After the second-time of the first dance
"What was different from the previous dance?"
The left Marowak: "Astounding! It is astounding how wrong you are! Come, Marowak!"
The middle Marowak: "B-but how?! That was truly spectacular! And to add to the spectacle...Come, Marowak!"
The right Marowak: "Astounding! It is astounding how wrong you are! Come, Marowak!"
  • After fighting the "wrong answer" Marowak
"When you answer incorrectly, my Marowak grow so enraged that they cannot help but attack. Watch once more, carefully this time!"
  • After fighting the "right answer" Marowak
"Marowak was so pleased by your right answer that it simply had to battle you!"
"Onward to the second dance!"
  • After the second-time of the second dance
"What was different from the previous dance?"
Where they're standing: "Astounding! It is astounding how wrong you are! Come, Marowak!"
How they hold their bones: "Astounding! It is astounding how wrong you are! Come, Marowak!"
Where they're looking: "B-but how?! That was truly spectacular! And to add to the spectacle... Come, my fine Hiker!"
How they're smiling: "B-but how?! That was truly spectacular! And to add to the spectacle... Come, my fine Hiker!"
  • After fighting Hiker David
"My Hiker friend was so pleased by your right answer that he simply had to battle you!"
"Onward...to the final dance!"
  • After the second-time of the final dance
"What was different from the previous dance?"
The Totem Pokémon: "B-but how?! That was truly spectacular! And to add to the spectacle... Come, my fine Hiker!"
The Pokémon with the bone: "B-but how?! That was truly spectacular! And to add to the spectacle... Come, my fine Hiker!"
The big Pokémon: "B-but how?! That was truly spectacular! And to add to the spectacle... Come, Totem Pokémon!"
The cheery Pokémon: "B-but how?! That was truly spectacular! And to add to the spectacle... Come, my fine Hiker!"
  • After losing to Totem Marowak and returning
"Well, <player>, it looks like you have failed my trial. The Totem Pokémon Marowak is a Fire-and Ghost-type Pokémon. It has many weaknesses: Water, Rock, Ground, Dark, and even Ghost type. The trial of Kiawe... You will find that it is a bit different than the trials you have faced to this point, but of course, you will attempt it, right?"
  • After defeating Totem Marowak
"Whoa! S-spectacular! With your keen observations, you were able to see even fine differences in our dances! And you defeated the Totem Pokémon with such ease!"
"The Totem Pokémon protected this Firium Z. Now it is yours."
"This is how you use the Fire-type Z-Power!"
"Thank you, my dear Marowak!"
"For when you meet a Pokémon that you would like to make your companion, take these!"
"What's more! You may now use the Ride Pokémon Charizard. Charizard will lend you his strength, and you will be able to go anywhere you have been in an instant."
"The Firium Z...you should show it to the Trial Guide outside the captain's barricade at the bottom of the mountain. It is time for us to return to our dance. The feelings of the Alolan people and our Pokémon, and the true nature of Z-Power... The answers lie in our dance! And so we must dance on!"
Lush Jungle
  • If spoken to while searching for Honey
"People say Pokémon are lured in by flowers and gather around them."
"Watch out when you see a bunch of flowers if you don't want to get attacked!"
"These ingredients are important for this trial, but they're also very important to the Pokémon that live in Lush Jungle"
"This Thick Club I'm going to give to Mallow, too, was the result of serious effort on the part of my Marowak and I."
  • If spoken to again while searching for Honey
"Mallow's trial... Let's hope she doesn't take things too far."
  • After battling Totem Lurantis
"Yes, even back at Wela Volcano Park, my Marowak didn't stand a chance."
"Huh? Umm... I'm pretty full right now...."
"I, uhh... I just ate a Berry. Yeah."

Artwork

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Concept art


Sprites

Spr SM Kiawe.png VSKiawe.png
In-battle model from
Sun, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
VS model from
Sun, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Kiawe SM OD.png
Overworld model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

In the anime

Kiawe in the anime
Main article: Kiawe (anime)

Kiawe debuted in Alola to New Adventure!. He is a student at the Pokémon School of Melemele Island and one of Ash's classmates. He owns a Z-Ring and is very gruff compared to his classmates. Besides attending school, he provides a helping hand at his family's farm, making deliveries between islands with his Charizard.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Kiawe in Pokémon Adventures

Kiawe debuted in the Going Ashore and Neighboring Akala Island. He, Mallow, and Lana traveled to Heahea City to meet Sun, a boy approved to take part in the island challenge. Curious about whether or not Sun was worthy enough to do the island challenge, Kiawe challenged him to a short battle. Though the match ended without a winner, Kiawe bonded with Sun and accepted him as a trialgoer. Lana was still reluctant, so she gave Sun the task of defeating the Totem Pokémon of Brooklet Hill while Kiawe left to do his part-time job.

In Homecoming and the Brilliant Professional Golfer, Mallow received a call from Kiawe, who had been attacked by someone looking for the Ruins of Life. Sun, Moon, Mallow, and Lana went to Memorial Hill, where they found an injured Kiawe and some Team Skull Grunts. Mallow and Lana stayed behind to battle the Grunts while the others went to protect Tapu Lele from Gladion, the one who assaulted Kiawe. After arriving, Kiawe told Sun how to use Z-Moves and helped him master the pose for Inferno Overdrive. Due to not having a Z-Ring, Sun attempted to borrow Kiawe's, but it was destroyed by Gladion's Type: Null before he could take it. Although Gladion claimed Sun wouldn't have won even with the Z-Move, a voice appeared, claiming that Gladion wouldn't have destroyed the Z-Ring if he believed that. The voice was revealed to be Kahili, who had her Pokémon distract Type: Null before delivering Sun his own Z-Ring.

In Unleashing the Incredible Z-Move, Sun on Dollar successfully used Inferno Overdrive on Gladion's Type; Null, forcing him to recall it. Declaring Tapu Lele to be of no use to him, Gladion gave on it and left. Afterward, Tapu Lele awakened and asked Kiawe 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. Kiawe, Sun, and Moon then returned to Mallow and Lana, who had defeated the Grunts.

In Flash and Cosmog's Secret, Kiawe and the others met at Mallow's family restaurant, where they talked to Professor Kukui's wife, Professor Burnet, over a video phone. After suspecting Team Skull may be related to the Ultra Wormholes appearing around Alola, Lana suggested infiltrating Team Skull's base in Po Town to get answers. Kiawe and Mallow reluctantly agreed, but the former suggested asking Ilima and Acerola to help them.

In PASM17, Kiawe, Mallow, Lana, Acerola, Ilima, and Hau arrived at Po Town. Their presence alerted Team Skull's boss, Guzma, who demanded to know why his base was being invaded. When the Captains revealed they only wanted to talk, Guzma agreed on the condition they made it to him first. He then summoned a Pheromosa, Celesteela, and Guzzlord and had them attack the Captains and Hau. Despite their best efforts, Kiawe and the others were completely outmatched by the rampaging beasts.

In PASM18, Sun arrived at Po Town, only to get caught up in the commotion. Annoyed the Captains were still fighting, Guzma revealed a Cosmog and had it open more wormholes. Gladion appeared, demanding to know where Guzma got the Cosmog and Ultra Beasts from. Revealing his true aim is to destroy Ultra Beasts, Gladion battled the beasts Guzma summoned with his Type: Null. To everyone's shock, Gladion also revealed the Aether Foundation's president, Lusamine, was the one who gave Guzma Cosmog as part of her plan to create a paradise filled with nothing but Ultra Beasts and herself. Eventually, the beasts broke out of Po Town's barrier, allowing them to wreak havoc on all of Ula'ula Island. Kiawe and the other Captains headed off to various locations to evacuate any innocent civilians caught in the beasts' attacks.

In PASM26, the Trial Captains and Island Kahunas were revealed to have spent six months on Exeggutor Island training to prepare for another clash with the Ultra Beasts. After their training was finished, Kiawe received a repaired Z-Ring from Olivia. 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. With the Z-Moves they had acquired, Kiawe and the others managed to defeat the Ultra Beasts.

Pokémon

Kiawe's Marowak
Marowak
Main article: Kiawe's Marowak

An Alolan Marowak is Kiawe's only known Pokémon. It was first used to battle Sun's Dollar at Heahea City. The battle was interrupted when Kiawe realized he forgot to call his boss to tell him he was leaving work early.

Debut Going Ashore and Neighboring Akala Island

In the TCG

Full Art print of Kiawe
Main article: Kiawe (Burning Shadows 116)

Kiawe 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 To Have Seen the Battle Rainbow expansion before debuting in English in the Burning Shadows expansion, with an illustration based on the Ken Sugimori artwork of the character. It was also released as a Full Art card in To Have Seen the Battle Rainbow and Burning Shadows, with an illustration by Naoki Saito. It allows the player to search their deck for up to 4 Fire Energy cards and attach them to 1 of their Pokémon. The player then shuffles their deck.

Trivia

  • Kiawe is 5'10" (178 cm) tall.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese カキ Kaki From 柿 kaki (Asian persimmon) and 火気 kaki (fire)
English, French, German,
Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese
Kiawe From kiawe, a species of mesquite tree whose wood is a source of long-lasting firewood and charcoal
Italian Kawe Similar to English name
Korean 키아웨 Kiawe Transliteration of English name
Chinese (Mandarin) 卡奇 Kǎqí Transliteration of Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 卡奇 Kākèih Transliteration of Japanese name
Russian Киаве Kiave Transcription of English name


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