Lumiose Press editor-in-chief

The Lumiose Press editor-in-chief (Japanese: ミアレ出版の編集長 Miare Press editor-in-chief) is a character in Pokémon Adventures. He is a member of Lumiose Press, but is also affiliated with Team Flare.

The editor-in-chief


Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc

In this chapter, the editor-in-chief is revealed to have been a member of Hoenn TV. He finds data about a meteoroid that threatens to crash into Hoenn made by Gabby & Ty and leaks it to the news. Once the information made its way around the region, he decides to leave the Hoenn region.

X & Y arc

The editor-in-chief debuts in this chapter. He is first seen at Prism Tower, where he interviews Professor Sycamore about the incident in Vaniville Town. During the interview, Alexa arrives and is shocked to find the editor-in-chief there doing the job she came to do. Once Sycamore leaves, the editor-in-chief takes Alexa's notes of the Vaniville incident and sets them on fire. He then attacks Alexa and attempts to kill her to prevent her from letting information about Team Flare to the public.

Alexa is rescued by X, but her Heli is captured by the editor-in-chief. X battles the editor-in-chief while his friends get Alexa outside to safety. Eventually, X defeats the editor-in-chief's Pokémon, and the editor-in-chief is knocked out by an electric shock after Heli recharges itself with sunlight.


Spinda was seen with the editor-in-chief during his time as a member of Hoenn TV. It was seen with its Trainer as they found the data Gabby and Ty collected about the meteoroid.

None of Spinda's moves are known.

Debut Goodra Spits
Pangoro is the editor-in-chief's first known Pokémon. It was used to try and kill Alexa to prevent the truth about the Vaniville Town incident from getting into the public. She was saved by X, who used Kanga and Li'l Kanga to battle Pangoro. Pangoro managed to hold its own, but it eventually took an exhausted Marisso and Salamè as hostages. This proved to be its downfall, as X had Salamè let go of the tail it usually holds, which caused the flames to burn the leaf in Pangoro's mouth, weakening it. Kanga and Li'l Kanga then easily defeated Pangoro and sent it flying out of the Prism Tower's windows, leaving it to crash into the ground below.

None of Pangoro's moves are known.

Debut Pangoro Poses a Problem
Spewpa (×2)
Two Spewpa were used by the Lumiose Press editor-in-chief to stop X from protecting Alexa. With their Rage Powder, the Spewpa prevented X's Marisso and Salamè from listening to X's commands. Eventually, both were defeated, but X's Pokémon were left exhausted afterward.

Their only known move is Rage Powder.

Debut Pangoro Poses a Problem


The editor-in-chief captured Alexa's Helioptile, Heli, to use as a hostage at the Prism Tower When X defeats the editor-in-chief's Pangoro, it falls out a window, letting in sunlight that Heli uses to recharge itself enough to shock the editor-in-chief and knock him unconscious. Afterward, it was returned to Alexa.

Heli's only known move is Electric Terrain.

Debut An X-cuse to Come Out and Play

In the games

The editor-in-chief appears in Pokémon X and Y. Unlike the Pokémon Adventures version, this editor-in-chief is a woman. If the player heads into the Lumiose Press building, an employee will reveal the editor-in-chief has gone on a journey to find and research the Mythical Pokémon Volcanion and that she left a note on her desk detailing the steps she will take to find Volcanion.

If the player has a Volcanion in their party, she will appear in the Lumiose Press building, having finished her research. If talked to, she will tell the player information on the Volcanion she gathered.


"Whoa! S-sorry! I was so surprised! I've been looking for Volcanion for 15 years. And finally, finally, I met a trainer who's traveling with it! I traveled everywhere to gather the information about Volcanion and put together a memo. I'll let you read the memo. But just for you, because it's top secret. Which part of the memo do you want to read?"
The secret of the power: "On the XXth day of the XXth month at the Pokémon Day Care on Route 7. About the extraordinary power that Volcanion is said to possess. Discussed it with a top Breeder who's very familiar with the ecology of Pokémon and drew the following deduction. In order to cause a steam explosion powerful enough to blow up mountains, the Pokémon must have an organ with extremely high temperature that can instantly vaporize water to steam. That kind of organ is unheard of in the ecology of Pokémon, but Volcanion may have it..."
In the fog: "On the XXth day of the XXth month, at the Pokémon Center in Camphrier Town. Interviewed a Trainer who says he witnessed a Pokémon that could be Volcanion when he was stranded in a mountain. According to the Trainer, a huge Pokémon's shadow appeared suddenly. Two huge armlike limbs that could crush even the land extended from its back, and from their tips, something that looked like smoke belched out and made the fog around the Pokémon even thicker. The Trainer said the Pokémon's shadow slowly disappeared into the fog."
A nation-building...: "On the XXth day of the XXth month at Café Kizuna in Lumiose City. In the southern part of the Kalos region, there seems to be a custom to revere Volcanion as a nation-building Pokémon. People seem to believe that a steam explosion caused by Volcanion created the plain where they live. As a matter of fact, a huge mountain range suddenly disappeared due to an unexplained explosion in that part of the region in the past..."
Quit: "Volcanion seems to trust you. I want you and Volcanion to travel together as good partners to each other!"
  • After reading a memo
"Is there another part of the memo you're interested in reading?"
Yes: "Which part of the memo do you want to read?"
No: "If you feel like reading my memo, come visit me anytime."
  • If talked to again
"Do you want to read the top-secret memo about Volcanion?"
Yes: "Which part of the memo do you want to read?"
No: "If you feel like reading my memo, come visit me anytime."

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