Art from Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
|Hometown||Aether Paradise, later Route 1 (Kukui's Lab)|
|Relatives||Gladion (older brother), Lusamine (mother), Mohn (father), unnamed grandfather|
|Trainer class||Pokémon TrainerUSUM|
|Games||Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon,|
|Specializes in||Fairy typesUSUM|
|Game animation debut||Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer|
|English voice actor||Jennifer Losi (Masters EX)|
Ama Lee (Evolutions)
|Japanese voice actor||Maaya Uchida (Masters EX)|
Ai Kayano (Evolutions)
|Counterpart debut||Alola to New Adventure!|
Lillie (Japanese: リーリエ Lilie) is a character introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, she serves as one of the player character's allies and traveling companions during the course of the game.
In the core series
Lillie is first revealed as a mysterious girl who is central to the plot of Pokémon Sun and Moon. She assists, and is shown to live with, Professor Kukui for personal reasons. She dislikes Pokémon battles as she does not like seeing Pokémon get hurt, but loves to read.
Lillie is first seen attempting to flee Aether Paradise three months prior to the beginning of the player's adventure, during the opening cutscene. Just when she is surrounded, she is Teleported by a mysterious force, later revealed to be the Pokémon hiding in her bag, Cosmog, which she nicknamed Nebby. Lillie and Nebby wash up on a beach, where they are found by Professor Burnet, who listens to Lillie's story and agrees to help her learn more about Nebby. She contacts her husband, Professor Kukui, who allows her to stay with him as his assistant.
The player first meets Lillie on the Mahalo Trail, where she watches helplessly as Nebby is being attacked by a group of wild Spearow on an unstable rope bridge. Despite not yet having a Pokémon of their own, the player steps in to protect Nebby, and is in turn assisted and recognized by Tapu Koko. Afterwards, she accompanies the player back to Iki Town, where she watches them receive their starter, and later their Z-RingSM or Z-Power RingUSUM. Some time after that, she accompanies the player to Kukui's Lab and later provides them a tour of the Pokémon Center. After assisting the player at the Trainers' School, she visits Hau'oli City. After the player completes their first trial, Nebby escapes from her bag and runs off into Melemele Meadow, so the player must find it and return it back to her. After the player defeats Kahuna Hala, she goes to Akala Island alongside the player and Hau.
Throughout the player's and Hau's journey on Akala Island, Lillie mostly stays at the Tide Song Hotel in Heahea City, apparently to meet somebody there, and also in fear of Team Skull, who she saw lurking around the area. She also tells the player that, in her quest to learn more about Nebby, she would like to visit each of the ruins of Alola where the guardian deities live. She rejoins the player and Hau when Professor Kukui summons them to the Dimensional Research Lab, which conducts research into Pokémon coming from other dimensions and is headed by Professor Burnet. She and the Professor travel to the Ruins of Life to watch Kahuna Olivia and Hau battle; when Hau reminds the player that Faba of the Aether Foundation wants to see them, Lillie becomes nervous and insists on staying to watch the battle. Notably, she does not join the player and Hau in their tour of Aether Paradise.
The reason for this is revealed much later on, while they are on Ula'ula Island: while staying at the Aether House on Route 15, Lillie and Nebby are kidnapped by Team Skull in an operation led by Plumeria, who implies that Team Skull are not the only ones who steal Pokémon; at this, Lillie goes with them willingly and quietly, while Hau is unable to defeat Plumeria to save her. Upon informing the player about this, Gladion, a Team Skull enforcer that the player and Hau have encountered several times, who has warned them to ensure nothing happens to Nebby, barges in, having overheard the conversation. He takes them to Aether Paradise, where he claims he is certain Lillie has been brought. After raiding the facility, whose employees have now become hostile to them under the pretext that there are intruders, the player manages to enter the house and office of Lusamine, its president, where they find Lillie trying to reason with her, finding out as well that Lillie is Lusamine's daughter, and that Gladion is her brother, who had also ran away from Aether Paradise for similar reasons. Lusamine berates both Lillie and Gladion for leaving and stealing from her, after all the love she gave them, and shows no care for either of them.
Information the player finds in Aether Paradise as well as Lillie and Lusamine's conversation reveal that Nebby was actually a research experiment of the Aether Foundation in its attempt to open more Ultra Wormholes across Alola and harness the power of the Ultra Beasts; knowing that the strain of this would be fatal on Nebby, Lillie had taken it from Aether Paradise. Lusamine manages to get Nebby back, however, and forces it to open Ultra Wormholes across Alola, one of which she goes through with Guzma, the boss of Team Skull. Nebby is revealed to have evolved into Cosmoem in the process, although none of them are seemingly aware of this.
Determined to save both Nebby and her mother, Lillie joins the player on Poni Island and is given the Moon FluteSUS or Sun FluteMUM by Gladion. She undergoes a dramatic change, changing her outfit and becoming much more confident, calling it her "Z-powered form" (Japanese: 全力の姿 full-powered form). She accompanies the player throughout the island, witnessing Hapu's appointment as Kahuna by Tapu Fini, retrieving the Sun FluteS or Moon FluteM from Exeggutor Island, going through Vast Poni Canyon, where she attempts her first "trial" by crossing a narrow bridge alone, and finally ascending the Altar of the SunneSUS or Altar of the MooneMUM, where they are directed to play the Sun and Moon Flutes together. As they do so, Nebby is drawn from Lillie's bag and evolves into SolgaleoSUS or LunalaMUM, which amazes Lillie, who had never read about their relationship to each other before. At this point, her role diverges based on the game being played.
Pokémon Sun and Moon
She requests for its help to save Lusamine in Ultra Space, where she is unfazed by Guzma's claims that Lusamine is beyond reason, and goes to confront her. She finally manages to stand up to her, despite being called ugly for leaving her and befriending the player. After the player defeats Lusamine, who has merged with Nihilego, she attempts to strike Lillie with one of her tentacles, but Lillie cries out to Nebby for help, who manages to separate Lusamine and Nihilego. Before losing consciousness, Lusamine asks Lillie when she started becoming more beautiful.
Upon returning to Alola, Nebby indicates its desire to join and travel with Lillie, who gently refuses as she is not a Pokémon Trainer. She suggests it join the player instead, who is required to catch it to proceed with the storyline. Lillie then leaves to take care of her mother, and until the player becomes Champion she is not seen, as she is busy caring for Lusamine in Aether Paradise. She does tell Gladion, however, to tell the player that they are the "best trainer in the world". During the festivities in Iki Town, Lillie and the player quietly slip away to the Ruins of Conflict to give thanks to Tapu Koko; when they return, she tells the player that Lusamine is getting a bit better, and even wanted to join the party, and that she has been gently helping her understand what she has done. She also stops short of telling the player something seemingly important; this is revealed the next day by Hau, to be her departure for Kanto, where she plans to seek treatment for her mother and become a Trainer in her own right. She gives the player her old Poké Doll and says goodbye to them. She is not seen after this.
After Lillie has left, the player can read her diary in the loft of Professor Kukui's lab, as the lock has been pecked open by Murkrow. In it, Lillie writes that her flight from Aether Paradise had been planned ahead, with only Wicke aware of it, and that Wicke had told her to look for Professor Burnet. She is seemingly turned off at Professor Kukui's habit of going around half-naked. She also notes that Alola does not have any Gym Leaders or — at that time, toward the start of the player's journey — an Elite Four. Wicke also tells the player, upon their return to Aether Paradise, that the reason Lillie chose Kanto was to seek Bill, who, like Lusamine, has been combined with a Pokémon before, in the hopes that Lusamine would be healed of the last of Nihilego's poisons.
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Before SolgaleoUS or LunalaUM can help Lillie, an Ultra Wormhole opens up and dumps Guzma and Lusamine onto the altar, followed by Necrozma. Despite Lusamine's request for Lillie to flee, she refuses to run away and is present when Necrozma absorbs Nebby, transforming into its Dusk ManeUS or Dawn WingsUM form. When it withdraws into the Ultra Wormhole, Lillie asks the player to follow Necrozma to Ultra Megalopolis and save Nebby. Following Ultra Necrozma's defeat, she and Lusamine bring Nebby back to Aether Paradise so it can heal from its injuries.
Later on, after the player has defeated Ilima at Hau'oli Cemetery, she can be found back at Mahalo Trail with Nebby. As in Sun and Moon, Lillie suggests that Nebby can join the player in the hopes that they can calm Necrozma's fury if they encounter it again, allowing the player to capture it. After Nebby is caught, Lillie will give the player a Solganium ZUS/Lunalium ZUM, which she had found being held by Nebby.
After Team Rainbow Rocket's takeover of Aether Paradise, Lillie visits the player's house and asks for their help in saving Lusamine. She is later revealed to have become a Pokémon Trainer herself and acts as the player's partner in a Multi Battle with Faba and an Aether Foundation Employee. Throughout Episode RR, she mostly supports the player by healing their Pokémon.
Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
This Cosmog, nicknamed Nebby (Japanese: ほしぐもちゃん Hoshigumo-chan) by Lillie, was a research subject of the Aether Foundation. Lillie rescued the Pokémon when she learned that the organization's experiments would eventually kill it, and thanks to its Teleport, was able to flee. Since escaping, Lillie has been taking Nebby to the ruins of the guardian deities of Alola, believing she can learn something about Nebby's true nature. Due to the circumstances, Lillie always keeps Nebby in a bag she carries around with her at all times.
Nebby evolves into Cosmoem during the events of it and Lillie's kidnapping by the Aether Foundation. It then evolves into SolgaleoSUS or LunalaMUM, and after confronting LusamineSM or NecrozmaUSUM, is left in the custody of the player.
|Debut||Pokémon Sun, Moon,|
Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Multi Battle partner
Battle Tree partner
In spin-off games
- Main article: Lillie (Masters)
Sun and Moon
|Promotional artwork for
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
|Lillie and Nebby as Solgaleo artwork||Lillie and Nebby as Lunala artwork||Lillie and Nebby artwork
used for the Kotobukiya ArtFx J figurine
|Lillie and Clefairy artwork|
used for the Kotobukiya ArtFx J figurine
|Conceptual artwork from
Sun and Moon
|Conceptual artwork from
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
|Artwork of Lillie playing the
Sun Flute for Nebby as Solgaleo
|Artwork of Lillie playing the|
Moon Flute for Nebby as Lunala
|In-battle model from|
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
|First overworld model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
|Second overworld model from|
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
- Main article: Lillie/Quotes
In the anime
- Main article: Lillie (anime)
Lillie first appeared in Alola to New Adventure!. She is a student at the Pokémon School of Melemele Island and one of Ash's classmates. She loves studying Pokémon and has a great deal of knowledge about the species native to the Alola region, but is hesitant and afraid to touch them due to a certain incident during her childhood, which she spends much of the early Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon trying to overcome.
Lillie briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.
Lillie appeared in The Eclipse. She traveled to Altar of the Moone with Selene, hoping to find a way to help Nebby while recalling the events of her journey, such as seeing Nebby being attacked at Mahalo Trail and contronting Lusamine at Aether Paradise. When she played the Sun Flute alongside Selene's Moon Flute, the altar reacted to the music and caused Nebby to evolve into Lunala. Lillie pleaded Nebby to take her to her mother, but before it could do so, Lusamine and Guzma suddenly fell out of an Ultra Wormhole that had appeared above the altar, followed by Necrozma. Nebby battled against Necrozma, but wound up being absorbed by it. Seeing Nebby being taken almost caused Lillie to collapse, but Selene came to her side, encouraging to stand up as she prepared to battle Dawn Wings Necrozma.
Taken care of
In the manga
Lillie debuted in The Decision and the Tournament of Six. She was entered in an Iki Town festival tournament by mistake. When Moon and Olivia came to place Lillie in the tournament roster, Nebby broke out of Lillie's bag and ran away. They found Nebby at under attack by wild Spearow at Mahalo Trail, but Lillie was too scared to help, forcing Moon to step in and do it. When Moon got to Nebby, it used its powers to break the bridge they were standing on, causing both to fall into the water before Tapu Koko caught them and brought them to safety. After learning Lillie was entered in the tournament by mistake, Moon decided to take her place instead.
In The Announcement and the Prize, Lillie met with Professor Burnet at Professor Kukui's house. They watched the tournament on the television, but Lillie ended up falling asleep during the second battle and dreamt of her family.
In Flash and Cosmog's Secret, Lillie went shopping with Burnet. When Burnet asked about Lillie's clothes, she accidentally triggered painful memories of when Lillie was forcibly made to dress in her current attire by Lusamine against her wishes. Lillie's distress caused Nebby to fly out and claw at the sky, causing an Ultra Wormhole to form. After Lillie fainted, Nebby stopped and went down to check on her condition out of concern.
In Shipwreck and "Oh, What Sharp Teeth You Have, Bruxish!", Lillie and Burnet used Mantine Surf to arrive at Kukui's yacht as it was heading to Ula'ula Island. The group was attacked by a wild Bruxish, which used its psychic powers to make everyone pass out. Sun defeated Bruxish and saved Lillie, but ended up falling unconscious. Lillie and Sun later washed up on a beach on Ula'ula, where they were found by Acerola, who took the pair to the Aether House to recuperate. After waking up, Lillie properly introduced herself to Sun.
In A Photoshoot and the Abandoned Thrifty Megamart, Acerola took Lillie and Sun to the site of the former Thrifty Megamart and gave Sun the task of photographing the Totem Mimikyu that lived inside. Sun completed the trial by befriending Mimikyu and adding it to his team. Afterward, Sun learned that the Rotom Pokédex could communicate with Nebby and got the idea to help him speed up the process of calming the guardian deities. When Sun opened Lillie's bag, Nebby emerged in the form of the dormant and unresponsive Cosmoem. Afterwards, Lillie and Sun returned to Aether House at Acerola's request.
In Confusion and Monsters from Another World, Lillie and Sun were approached by Sina and Dexio, a pair of Trainers from the Kalos region. Sina and Dexio hired Sun to help them find the Zygarde Cells scattered across Alola. Sun accepted and received a Zygarde Cube to store the Cells he managed to find. Fearing that putting Lillie in danger would cause Nebby to use its powers again, Sun had Lillie stay behind and went to begin his search.
In The Truth and Island Kahuna Hapu, Lillie reunited with Gladion after he rescued her from an attacking Guzzlord on Route 10. To everyone else's surprise, Lillie and Gladion revealed themselves to be siblings and the children of Lusamine, the Aether Foundation president. Lillie told Gladion about how she stole Nebby from Lusamine to prevent her from abusing its power. When Lillie presented a Sun Flute she had also taken from Aether Paradise, Gladion decided that they should head towards the Poni Altar.
In Battle in Vast Poni Canyon, Lillie and Gladion traveled through Poni Island. Gladion revealed he planned on getting the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo and Lunala to help him destroy the Ultra Beasts. As they traveled, a Xurkitree appeared and attacked them. Gladion and Silvally fought Xurkitree, but Nebby flew out of his hands and met with another Cosmoem. After Xurkitree was defeated, Lillie and Gladion met with Sun and Hapu. They learned that the Sun and Moon Flutes were a pair meant to played at the Poni Altar. The guardian deities of Alola appeared and took Sun and both flutes to the Poni Altar while Lillie, Gladion, and Hapu chased after them.
In Summon the Emissaries of the Moon and the Sun, Lillie and Gladion helped Anabel corner and capture Faba. At the Altar, Lillie and the others found that Sun and Moon managed to evolve Nebby and the other Cosmoem into Lunala and Solgaleo, respectively. Anabel received a call from Looker, who told her that a large number of Ultra Beasts made their way to Poni Island. While Moon, Gladion, Anabel, and Hapu fought off the beasts, Solgaleo was possessed by a Necrozma that appeared from a wormhole. Necrozma grabbed Sun and dragged him into the wormhole, forcing Moon and Lunala to chase after them.
Six months after the Poni Island incident, Lusamine disappeared while Faba had managed to take control of the Aether Foundation, running it like a dictatorship. In Adventure in the Dark Dimension, Wicke told Lillie and Gladion that Lusamine was found on Poni Island playing with a group of Ultra Beasts. Gladion suggested going to get Lusamine, but was told to stay behind as he hadn't fully recovered from the injuries he sustained from being exposed to the energy from Silvally's evolution. Wicke decided the best option was for her to return to Aether Paradise and gather information before making their next move.
In Madness!! Mother Lusamine!, on Exeggutor Island, an injured Guzma revealed that Lusamine had repeatedly fused with a Nihilego she captured. After learning from Mina that Mohn was still alive, Lillie and Gladion decided to meet with Lusamine and tell her in hopes that she'll return to normal. With encouragement from Gladion, Lillie changed into a new set of clothes and set off with Sina, Dexio, and Samson Oak to meet Lusamine at Mount Lanakila. Before they could leave, the four were interrupted by the appearance of Complete Forme Zygarde and Sun falling from a wormhole. After Sun was rescued, he led the others on a search for Moon and Lusamine, who also fell through the wormhole. Later, after finding Lusamine, Lillie confronted her mother, revealing to her that Mohn was still alive in Alola somewhere. Overwhelmed with emotion, Lusamine separated from Nihilego, but passed out immediately afterward. Sun tried getting Zygarde to take Lusamine to a hospital, only to notice that Necrozma had arrived.
In Tyrant!! The Fiendish Man!, Sun and Samson stayed behind to battle Necrozma while Sina and Dexio took Lillie and Lusamine to a safer place. They attempted to take an elevator to the base of the mountain, only for Dexio to be shot by a poison arrow fired by what appeared to be Moon. Realizing the assailant was an imposter, Lillie sent her Cutiefly to defeat the fake's Salazzle, revealing them to be Plumeria in disguise. Angered, Plumeria blamed Lillie, Lusamine, and the Aether Foundation for Team Skull's misfortunes and Guzma's disappearance. Lillie managed to calm Plumeria by revealing Guzma was alive and safe on Exeggutor Island, convincing her to give up.
In PASM37, several months after Necrozma was defeated, Lillie came in contact with a researcher named Bill. As Bill had fused himself to a Pokémon once before, he agreed to help Lillie revive Lusamine, who had yet to wake up from her coma. Gladion was reluctant to let Lillie go alone, so she was joined by Professor Burnet.
|Cutiefly is Lillie's only known Pokémon. It was first seen being used to defeat Plumeria's Salazzle.|
Nebby (Japanese: ほしぐもちゃん Hoshigumo-chan) is a Pokémon Lillie took care of after rescuing it from the Aether Foundation. It was first seen escaping from Lillie's bag and running off to Mahalo Trail, where it was attacked by wild Spearow. When Moon stepped in to save it, Nebby broke the bridge they were standing on, causing both to fall towards the water until they were saved by Tapu Koko. In A Raid and Po Town, it was revealed to have evolved into a Cosmoem and later evolves into a Lunala.
|Debut||The Decision and the Tournament of Six|
|Lillie used a Ride Mantine to surf to Professor Kukui's yacht with Professor Burnet. Shortly after arriving, a wild Bruxish arrived and attacked everyone with its psychic abilities. During the commotion, Lillie was knocked off of Mantine, which then collided into the yacht, knocking itself out in the process.
None of Mantine's moves are known.
|Debut||Shipwreck and "Oh, What Sharp Teeth You Have, Bruxish!"|
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Lillie or her Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
|Solgaleo & Lunala||Cosmic Eclipse||75/236||Dream League||020/049|
|Cosmic Eclipse||216/236||Dream League||063/049|
|Cosmic Eclipse||254/236||Dream League||070/049|
|Clefairy||Cosmic Eclipse||144/236||Dream League||035/049|
|SM-P Promotional cards||381/SM-P|
|Lillie||Su||Sun & Moon||122/149||Collection Moon||059/060|
|Sun & Moon||147/149||Collection Moon||066/060|
|SM-P Promotional cards||080/SM-P|
|Shining Legends||62/73||Shining Legends||070/072|
|SM-P Promotional cards||148/SM-P|
|Ultra Prism||125/156||GX Battle Boost||108/114|
|Ultra Prism||151/156||GX Battle Boost||119/114|
|Yellow A Alternate cards||125a/156||Sky Legend||053/054|
|SM-P Promotional cards||397/SM-P|
|Lillie's Poké Doll||I||Cosmic Eclipse||197/236||Dream League||043/049|
|Cosmic Eclipse||267/236||Dream League||074/049|
|Lillie's Full Force||Su||Cosmic Eclipse||196/236||Dream League||049/049|
|Cosmic Eclipse||230/236||Dream League||068/049|
- Lillie shares several similarities with N. Both are characters who initially dislike Pokémon battles (but warm up to them later on), are met by the player throughout their journey, have a special connection to the game's Legendary mascot Pokémon, and are the children of the game's primary antagonist. They also both leave for a distant land at the end of the games they first appear in for personal purposes.
|Japanese||リーリエ Lilie||From Lilie (German for lily)|
|Lillie||From her Japanese name|
|German||Lilly||From her Japanese name|
|Spanish, Italian||Lylia||Similar to her Japanese name|
|French, Indonesian||Lilie||From her Japanese name|
|Korean||릴리에 Lillie||Transcription of her Japanese name|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||莉莉艾 Lìlì'ài||Transcription of her Japanese name|
|Chinese (Cantonese)||莉莉艾 Leihleihngaaih|
|Brazilian Portuguese||Lílian||Similar to her Japanese name|
|Transcription of her English name|
Similar to her English and Japanese name
|Thai||ลิเลีย Lilia||Transcription of her Japanese name|
- Jennifer Losi on Twitter
- Nintendo DREAM (vol. 329)
|This game character article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.|