キクイ Kikui
Legends Arceus Lian.png
Art from Legends: Arceus
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Hometown Pearl Settlement
Region Hisui
Trainer class Warden
Generation VIII
Games Legends: Arceus
Member of Pearl Clan
Rank Warden

Lian (Japanese: キクイ Kikui) is a warden tasked with watching over the noble Kleavor, Lord of the Woods, in the Obsidian Fieldlands of Hisui. He is a member of the Pearl Clan.

He bears some resemblance to Clay, sporting a similar hat and similar hair styles, but the relationship between the two, if any, is unknown.

In the core series games

Although he is young, Lian was given the role of warden because he has proved to be very talented. The night after the player arrives in Hisui, a space-time rift opened over the Grandtree Arena, Lord Kleavor's home, and a blast caused Kleavor to frenzy. Several members of both the Diamond Clan and the Galaxy Team were sent out to investigate, but all members returned with failure and injuries. When the player arrives to try and help calm Kleavor, Lian is suspicious of the outsider and challenges them to a battle instead. After his defeat, Irida arrives and vouches for the player and asks for Lian's cooperation. Finally accepting help, Lian reveals he had brought Kleavor's favorite food—Plump Beans—in an attempt to calm the noble Pokémon, which the player suggests be turned into balms to be thrown at Kleavor instead. After Kleavor is calmed of his frenzy, Lian makes a brief visit to the player at Jubilife Village before returning back to his position at the Obsidian Fieldlands.

Lian is later summoned to the Summit Camp in the Coronet Highlands by Irida to aid the player in stopping the raging Dialga, if the player chose to side with Irida, or Palkia, if player chose to side with Adaman, at the Temple of Sinnoh on Mount Coronet. Having expertise in analyzing various ores of the Hisui region, he is assigned to investigate the strange red ore unearthed in the Primeval Grotto. He mines the ore with his partner Sliggoo and gives it to the player.

After the situation at the Temple of Sinnoh is resolved, Lian can be found at the Grandtree Arena. He offers the player to initiate a rematch with Lord Kleavor, seeing how Kleavor has recovered from his frenzy and has managed to temper some of that power. If the player completes the rematch, he will award three Exp. Candies M and, if the player received no damage, one Exp. Candy L.


Lian sends out all of his Pokémon at once against the player. Like most members of the Pearl Clan, he does not keep his Pokémon in Poké Balls.

First battle

Path of Tenacity

These fights are made available in version 1.1.0 after clearing Request 107: "Irida's Wish".

First clear

Second clear

Third clear

Goodra has effort level 3 in its stats.

Fourth clear

Goodra has effort level 3 in its stats.

Subsequent clears

Goodra has effort level 3 in its stats.

In service to

As a warden, Lian cares for a noble Kleavor, the lord of the Obsidian Fieldlands at Grandtree Arena. Lian provides the player with the Forest Balms needed to quell Lord Kleavor of its frenzy.

Mission Rematch
Bug Rock
Kleavor Lv.18
Aerial Ace
Flying Physical
Double Hit
Normal Status
Stealth Rock
Rock Physical
Air Slash
Flying Special
Bug Rock
Kleavor Lv.70
Stone Axe
Rock Physical
Air Slash
Flying Special
Bug Physical
Close Combat
Fighting Physical


Main article: Lian/Quotes

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Lian or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Lian's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Kleavor   Astral Radiance   TG08/TG30 Battle Region   071/067
Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Irida Su Crown Zenith   GG63/GG70 VSTAR Universe   236/172



Concept art

Concept art from Legends: Arceus


For all images and products relating to this character in the TCG, see their In the TCG section

Raw artwork of the Kleavor
full art illustrated by Souichirou Gunjima for Astral Radiance


On the Pearl Clan Special Set from the TCG by
Raita Kazama [1]


Language Name Origin
Japanese キクイ Kikui From 菊芋 kikuimo (Jerusalem artichoke)
English Lian From Helianthus tuberosus (scientific name of Jerusalem artichoke)
German Topin From Topinambur (Jerusalem artichoke)
Spanish Nambo From tupinambo (Jerusalem artichoke)
French Élian From Helianthus tuberosus
Italian Rapan From rapa tadesca (Jerusalem artichoke) and Rafan (Clay)
Korean 단지 Danji From 뚱딴지 ttungttanji (Jerusalem artichoke)
Chinese (Mandarin) 菊伊 Júyī From 菊芋 júyù / gūkwuh (Jerusalem artichoke)
Chinese (Cantonese) 菊伊 Gūkyī
Russian Лиан Lian Transcription of his English name

Leader: Irida (Masters)
Wardens: LianCalabaPalinaIngoGaeric
Former members: Coin
Locations: Pearl Settlement

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