Lusamine

Lusamine
ルザミーネ Lusamine
Sun Moon Lusamine.png
Art from Pokémon Sun and Moon by take[1]
Age 41+[2]
Gender Female
Eye color Green
Hair color Blonde
Hometown Aether Paradise
Region Alola
Relatives Mohn (former husband)[3]
Lillie (daughter)
Gladion (son)
Unnamed father[4]
Trainer class Aether President
Generation VII, VIII, IX
Counterpart(s) Lusamine (Masters)
Games Sun and Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Masters EX
English voice actor Michelle Ruff (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Sayaka Ohara[5] (Masters EX)
Member of Aether Foundation
Rank President
Anime series Pokémon the Series
Pokémon Evolutions
Debut A Dream Encounter! (Series)
The Eclipse (Evolutions)
Counterpart(s) Lusamine (anime)
English voice actor Bobbi Hartley (Series)
Dawn M. Bennett (Evolutions)
Japanese voice actor Sayaka Kinoshita (Series)
Mie Sonozaki (Evolutions)
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Debut Unleashing the Incredible Z-Move

Lusamine (Japanese: ルザミーネ Lusamine) is the head of the Aether Foundation. She is the only character in the games to have the Trainer class Aether President (Japanese: エーテルだいひょう Aether President).

In the core series games

Character profile

Lusamine is the main antagonist of Pokémon Sun and Moon, running the Aether Foundation as its president. Early on in the Generation VII titles, not much is known about the character until the player meets her at Aether Paradise. Lusamine is described as a lovely, beautiful woman who wishes for the protection of all Pokémon, both in and out of Alola. Due to this, Lusamine can be seen as quite motherly, loving all hurt Pokémon as if they were her own children. She seems to have a knack for fashion, stating that her looks are the result of the right outfit and style, and is unhesitant to suggest changes to another's wardrobe.[6]

Lusamine's kindness eventually changed over time, becoming obsessed with Ultra Beasts and neglecting her own children. After dropping her kind facade, Lusamine appears to care not for anyone who does not give her positive attention, blaming her kids and their friends for her own rude and neglectful behavior. Her spiral into selfishness and obsession also resulted in abuse of Pokémon, storing them in her trophy room on Aether Paradise under cryostasis. While under the influence of Nihilego, her emotions become much more abrasive and violent, causing her to lash out at her daughter and the player. Lusamine's daughter, Lillie, makes the statement in Sun and Moon that Lusamine was once a very kindhearted woman before her obsessive nature with Ultra Beasts had taken over. In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, her relationship with Nihilego is removed, but her obsession remains, instead focusing on the protection of the Alola region and being unmindful of the harm she has caused to others. Her destructive and abusive nature caused both her children, Lillie and Gladion, to leave, each stealing a Pokémon from the foundation before leaving Aether Paradise.

Lusamine had a husband by the name of Mohn who had previously worked at the Aether Foundation before his disappearance. The couple had two children: their son, Gladion and their daughter, Lillie. Before the start of the Alola-based games, it is known that Lusamine had treated her children with love and care, with Lillie particularly mentioning a time where she and Lusamine had once played out in the rain together and got sick. Lusamine is known to have dressed both Gladion and Lillie in clothes they did not wish to wear. This had resulted in Lillie's outfit resembling the shape of a Nihilego. Lusamine's father, the previous Aether President, was a wealthy man and was known to love Pokémon, creating Aether to protect them.[4] Lusamine lives in a mansion that resides on Aether Paradise. Internally and on the Sun and Moon website, she is simply called MOTHER.

Appearance

 
Lusamine's appearance in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

Lusamine is a woman who is over 40 years old with long blonde hair.[2] Her hair falls behind her back and reaches down towards her knees. Her hair is straight and divided into several sections forming blunt ends that wrap around her body. Her bangs fall over her left eye. Her stock art displays several purple strands. She has a ponytail that sits on top of her hair, topped with a dark green gemstone in a golden frame. Lusamine has round, but slanted eyes that are known to change shape with her expressions, displaying thick eye liner when she smiles. Her irises are green with a yellow triangular glare towards the bottom. Her irises lose detail when upset and her eyes become sharper when angry. She has three eyelashes on each eye. Her children take after her platinum-blonde hair color and lime-green eyes.

Lusamine has a skinny build, with her legs taking up most of her height. She wears a short, white, sleeveless dress that reaches down to her upper thigh. Her collar reaches all the way to her jaw and is cuffed with a gold decoration that wraps around her neck. On her chest is a large, dark green gemstone in the shape of a diamond with a golden frame along the bottom point. Two lines wrap horizontally around her dress beneath her her chest. While the skirt goes down to her thighs, it is also topped with a translucent, yellow frill-like decoration with a cut on the side that drapes down from the bottom line that begins under her chest. Lusamine has a pair of long, black-and-white stockings that reach down to her ankles. Her shoes are high-heeled with an opening on the front, locked with a single strap. The shoes are mainly black with two black gemstones on both sides of each foot. The heels are golden and give her a large amount of lift, providing an unnatural height. The soles of these shoes are a pattern-less teal color.

Nihilego fusion

Main article: Nihilego (Pokémon)
 
Lusamine acting as Nihilego's host

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Lusamine fuses with the Ultra Beast, Nihilego. While it is mainly Nihilego who takes upon a new shape, Lusamine's design is altered as well. Her hair becomes black in color with all previously purple strands turning into blonde. Her hair becomes elongated and flows outward, sitting on the bottom of Nihilego's bell. Her irises turn the yellow color that was previously used for the glare. All gemstones and decorations on her outfit vanish, with the yellow frills on her skirt changing to a deep purple color. The lower half of the main outfit becomes a black color, becoming indistinguishable with her now black and purple leggings that lack any detail and have no shoes. Her arms are hidden behind her hair, but otherwise her shoulders can be seen. Her legs dangle from outside Nihilego's bell.

Lusamine can control the four front the tentacles on Nihilego's body, with four fingers on each of these tentacles that can bend and grab things such as Poké Balls. The reason for Lusamine's fainting after fusion is unknown, but can be assumed to be caused by the Pokémon's neurotoxins, the stress of the fusion, or the strain of the Z-Power that the Nihilego had. This form for the character and Nihilego goes unnamed. However, the fusion is internally referred to as MOTHERBEAST.

Pokémon Sun and Moon

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

Background and pre-game

Website blurb: "The lovely Lusamine functions as the Aether Foundation’s president."

Lusamine first appears in Pokémon Sun and Moon in a picture of a magazine that the player was reading before talking with Professor Kukui about their Trainer Passport. Until then, she makes no appearance and is formally introduced after the Akala Grand Trial, when Hau and the player travel to Aether Paradise. Lusamine took the ownership and presidency of the Aether Foundation from her father, a wealthy man who loved Pokémon and had built Aether paradise to protect them. Like her father, Lusamine claims to love all Pokémon. Lusamine acts like a mother to the Pokémon kept at Aether Paradise. Her family owns the Sun FluteSUS/Moon FluteMUM that was once sitting at Ula'ula's Lake. Lusamine has a taste for fashion.

Because of her obsession with Ultra Beasts, she became a controlling mother. For example, it is implied multiple times throughout the story that the way Lillie dresses is because of Lusamine, purposely causing her appearance to resemble that of Nihilego. She had previously signed off on and helped fund the beast killer project, initiating the creation of Type: Null. Two years prior to the events of the game, her son had stolen a Type: Null model from her. Her daughter had done something similar, stealing a Cosmog, two months prior to the game and staging what would lead to the games' main events.

Meeting at Aether Paradise

The player meets Faba on Akala Island, after helping him with a task, he invites them and their friends on a tour of Aether Paradise, to which both the player and Hau agree to, while Lillie nervously declines. After their grand trial with Kahuna Olivia, Wicke brings the two to the Conservation Area of Aether Paradise, where Lusamine is waiting. Lusamine introduces herself to them, explaining that she is a mother to all Pokémon, protecting those who may be lost or suffering, regardless of where they come from, including those from other dimensions. Hau makes mention of Lusamine's looks, saying that she looks rather young and it is amazing how she has done all that she has with the foundation at her age. Lusamine enjoys the boy's remark, but corrects him, explaining that she is already over 40 years old, and she simply has the right outfit to make her look younger. She asks if her the player and Hau would like some new outfits to better fit her personal taste. The two decline, with Hau saying "I don't think anyone else could pull off that kind of look! Except maybe Lillie...", Lusamine takes note of this but brushes it off and says that children are better off listening to the adults around them.

At this point, Aether Paradise begins to shake. This seems to originate from their labs on the basement floor, where they test new kinds of Poké Balls, and disrupts the facility. An Ultra Wormhole emerges in front of the group, and from it, a then unnamed Ultra Beast by the name of Nihilego appears. The player battles the beast, being directed by Hau to protect the president. Lusamine sees the Ultra Beast, and identifies it as being hurt, wishing to help and treat it like any other Pokémon. The player defeats the Nihilego and it returns back to the Ultra Wormhole to where it came. Lusamine tells Wicke to bring the two trial-goers back to their island challenge and send them Ula'ula Island, while she talks with Faba to see what exactly happened downstairs.

Kidnapping

On Ula'ula Island, Plumeria remarks to Lillie that Team Skull are not the only thieves in Alola, and that Lillie ought to return Nebby, Lillie's Cosmog, back to where she found it. The Team Skull Admin takes the young girl away, Hau being unable to stop her. Lillie goes with her willingly to avoid anyone getting hurt. Gladion, a boy who Hau and the player have met several times before, takes the duo to Aether Paradise, where he is certain that Lillie is at. By the time the three of them arrive, all the employees are suddenly hostile to them including Faba, who had locked down Lusamine's office under her orders. The three of them make it into Aether Paradise's labs, learning about the experiments done to Cosmog and Type: Null. Gladion explains his history with Type: Null, and how his mother wasn't a very nice person, being forced to always wear what she wanted. The player can then read Faba's blog in this room, learning that his superior's child, had stolen one of the Type: Null. The trio then makes it back up stairs and goes outside towards the mansion, where a number of Team Skull Grunts and Guzma, their boss, are lined up in front, implying an alliance with the Aether Foundation.

After a battle with Guzma, Hau and Gladion take out the remaining grunts. When the player enters the building, they find an upset Lillie in the same room as Lusamine, with the former begging Lusamine to come to her senses. Lusamine is not fazed by it, and berates Lillie for leaving her and claims she was never her daughter, before teleporting into another room via a pad hidden behind her mirror. Lillie and the player step on the pad too, and teleport into the room her mother went to. When they arrive, Lusamine taunts them to come closer. Afterwards, Lillie and the player are horrified to see that she has a collection of frozen Pokémon scattered about the room, "protected" for all eternity.

Hau arrives, together with Gladion. Lusamine is disgusted by her son's arrival, as he and Lillie had both stolen her Pokémon, a Type: Null and Cosmog, and had ran away from her. Gladion does not try to reason with her, deciding it is impossible at this point. Lusamine, frustrated, exclaims that she gave all her love to her children, only for them to reject it all and run away. Nebby is then revealed to be inside a cage that Lusamine is holding, and reveals that the gases from Cosmog's body can be used to create Ultra Wormholes, but the entire Pokémon can be used to a greater effect. Lillie pleads her not to use its power, as using it would cause Nebby to die. Lusamine, however, acts as though she does not consider her statements, and uses the machine anyway, opens up an Ultra Wormhole in the room, and multiple others on the various islands of Alola. This alerts the Guardian deities and the island kahunas on each of the island, who prepare to deal with the Ultra Beasts that are appearing in the region.

Guzma arrives, asking Lusamine whether the experiment was a success, and Nihilego materializes behind her. Gladion commands the player to battle Lusamine, while Hau takes care of Guzma and he battles any onslaught of Ultra Beasts that may come from the wormhole. Regardless if the player has won or lost to the woman, Lusamine and Guzma jump into the Ultra Wormhole and disappear into the portal alongside the Nihilego. The cage drops from Lusamine's hands and breaks open, Nebby comes from inside, having evolved into a Cosmoem, although nobody seems to be aware of this. This change of events has caused Lillie to attempt to be a more confident person, changing her look, and wishing to save Cosmog, and her beast-obsessed mother. She leaves to go on a journey with the player to Poni Island.

Ultra Space

On Exeggutor Island, the player and Lillie go looking for the missing flute, the counterpart that to the one her family has already owned. As it begins to rain, Lillie explains some history with her mother. Lusamine wasn't always a bad person, she was in fact, a really sweet and lovely mother. Lillie recalls a time, where she had gone out to play in the rain all by herself. This had upset her mother, who had came outside to bring her back in so Lillie wouldn't get sick. The two girls instead started playing and dancing in the rain together, both winding up sick. Lusamine brought her daughter inside, having Lillie sleep with her as they recover from their cold.

At Poni's Altar, Lillie and the player summon the Legendary Pokémon, SolgaleoS/LunalaM, finding out that Nebby had been this Pokémon the entire time. Nebby flies them into Ultra Space, and discover a terrified Guzma, who has given up working with Lusamine because of his newfound fear of Nihilego possessing him, and claims she is immune to reason at this point. Lillie disagrees, and runs off to confront her mother. When they arrive at an open terrace, she is nowhere to be found, only to phase into visibility and appear sitting on a rock in front of them. Lillie continues what she was saying to her mother back at Aether Paradise, along with trying to persuade her to come back to Alola.

 
Lusamine fusing with her Nihilego

Guzma turns out to be correct, as Lusamine says she would rather not come back to Alola, and that Lillie "could not even be that stupid". She boasts about how Ultra Space is beautiful, that Nihilego is all she cares about now, and that Lillie became ugly after leaving her and making friends with the player. Lusamine then turns her attention to the player blaming them for her daughter's change, in which she immediately battles them, but not before merging with a Nihilego to become a pseudo-beast herself. During that battle, Lusamine's Pokémon team are enveloped of the Totem Pokémon's same special aura which increases their stats, Z-Power.

After losing, Lusamine becomes enraged and attempts to strike Lillie and the player with one of her many large tentacles she has control of. Lillie calls out to Nebby, who proceed to roar and emit energy at Lusamine, separating her from Nihilego. Nihilego returns to the Beast Ball it had originally came from it, and Lillie gets a hold of her. Before passing out, she shares a moment with her daughter, reaching out to her face and asks Lillie when she had started becoming beautiful. Lillie, Guzma and the player bring her back home to Alola. They meet up with Hapu, who had been traveling with the player and Lillie the entire way through Poni making sure nobody had gotten hurt. Hapu brings the fainted Lusamine back to Aether Paradise on her Mudsdale. Lusamine is never seen in person again after this.

Ending

At Iki Town's festival, Lillie tells the player she believes Lusamine is getting a bit better, having even tried to go to the player's celebration of becoming champion, and that she has been gently trying to help her mother understand the error of her ways. The following day, Lillie the leaves for the Kanto region to seek treatment for her mother from Bill (who, like Lusamine, has been combined with a Pokémon before) in the hopes that it will heal her of the last of Nihilego's poisons. While not seen, Lusamine leaves for Kanto with Lillie, and Gladion takes up Lusamine's role as Aether President in her absence.

Lusamine is one of the few characters to not appear in the photographs during the credits. However, Lusamine's Clefable and Bewear both make an appearance with the Aether Foundation with happy expressions on their faces.

When spoken to in the post-game, Gladion speculates that Lusamine's fixation with the Ultra Beasts may have started when his father and Lusamine's wife, Professor Mohn, had vanished during his study of the Ultra Wormholes and, in an ill-fated attempt to find him, eventually grew obsessed with the Ultra Beasts to the point of monomania, as a way of trying to get to him. Wicke and Lillie suggests three possible reasons for Lusamine's fainting in Ultra Space, this could have been a result of the neurotoxins Nihilego had injected into her, the overwhelming amount of Z-Power surrounding her, or because of the literal fusion with Nihilego itself.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Background and pre-game

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Lusamine's goals and background are slightly changed. While her personality and character largely remains the same, the context of how she is presented is changed. The introductory to the character largely remains the same. She makes no in-person appearance until after the player has completed their Akala Grand Trial. Lusamine took the ownership and presidency of the Aether Foundation from her father, a wealthy man who loved Pokémon and had built Aether Paradise to protect them. Like her father, Lusamine claims to love all Pokémon. Lusamine acts like a mother to the Pokémon kept at Aether Paradise. She has a taste for fashion. Her family owns the Sun FluteSUS/Moon FluteMUM that was once sitting at Ula'ula's Lake.

Meeting at Aether Paradise

The player meets Faba on Akala Island, after helping him with a task, he invites them and their friends on a tour of Aether Paradise, to which both the player and Hau agree to, while Lillie nervously declines. After their grand trial, Wicke brings the two to the Conservation Area of Aether Paradise, where Lusamine is waiting. Lusamine introduces herself to them, explaining that she is a mother to all Pokémon, protecting those who may be lost or suffering, regardless if they may have come from Alola or not. Hau makes mention of Lusamine's looks, saying that she looks rather young and it is amazing how she has done all that she has with the foundation at her age. Lusamine enjoys the boy's remark, but corrects him, explaining that she is already over 40 years old, and she simply just has the right outfit to make her look younger. She asks if her the player would like some new outfits to better fit her personal taste. The two decline, with Hau saying "I don't think anyone else could pull off that kind of look! Except maybe Lillie...", Lusamine takes note of this but brushes it off and says that children are better off listening to the adults around them.

At this point, shaking comes from Aether Paradise's labs, the basement floor, where they test new kinds of Poké Balls disrupts the facility. An Ultra Wormhole emerges in front of the group, and from it, a then unnamed Ultra Beast by the name of Nihilego appears. The player battles the beast, being directed by Hau to protect the president. Lusamine sees the Ultra Beast, and identifies it as being hurt, wishing to help it and treat it like any other Pokémon. The player defeats the Nihilego and it returns back to the Ultra Wormhole to where it came. The Ultra Recon Squad immediately show up, upon which Lusamine explains that they are assisting the Aether Foundation in researching Ultra Beasts. Lusamine tells Wicke to bring the two trial goers back to their island challenge and send them Ula'ula Island, while she talks with Faba to see what exactly happened downstairs.

Kidnapping

On Ula'ula Island, Plumeria remarks to Lillie that Team Skull are not the only thieves in Alola, and that Lillie ought to return Nebby, Lillie's Cosmog. The Team Skull Admin takes the young girl away, Hau being unable to stop her. Lillie goes with her willingly to avoid anyone getting hurt. Gladion, a boy who Hau and the player have met several times before, takes the duo to Aether Paradise, where he is certain that Lillie is at. By the time the three of them arrive, all the employees are suddenly hostile to them including Faba, who had locked down Lusamine's office under her orders. The three of them make it into Aether Paradise's labs, learning about experiments done to Cosmog and Type: Null. Gladion explains his history with Type: Null, and how his mother wasn't a very nice person, being forced to always wear what she wanted. The player can then read Faba's blog in this room, learning that his superior's child, had stolen one of the Type: Null. The trio then makes it back up stairs and goes outside towards the mansion, where a number of Team Skull Grunts and Guzma, their boss, are present, implying an alliance with the Aether Foundation.

After a battle with Guzma, Hau and Gladion take out the remaining grunts. When the player enters the building, they find an upset Lillie in the same room as Lusamine, with the former begging Lusamine to come to her senses. Lusamine is not fazed by it, and berates Lillie for leaving her and claims she was never her daughter, before teleporting into another room via a pad hidden behind her mirror. Lillie and the player step on the pad too, and teleport into the room her mother went to. When they arrive, Lusamine taunts them to come closer. Afterwards, Lillie and the player are horrified to see that she has a collection of frozen Pokémon scattered about the room, "protected" for all eternity.

Hau arrives with Gladion, who tries to reason with her, not wanting his mother to disappear just like his father did. Lusamine, however, dismisses his concerns, and challenges the player to a battle to prove her strength. Regardless of the outcome, Lusamine remarks that the player should just resume their island challenge. She reassures everyone that she will be fine because Guzma will be accompanying her, but rejects Gladion's request to join her as well, repeating her line that children would be better off listening to the adults around them. Guzma arrives shortly, and using the cube containing Nebby, Lusamine opens up a large wormhole in the room. Lusamine disappears into the Ultra Wormhole, and Guzma follows.

Ending

Lusamine is not seen again until after the player reaches the Altar of the SunneUS/Altar of the MooneUM and Nebby, now a Cosmoem, evolves into SolgaleoUS/LunalaUM. An Ultra Wormhole suddenly appears, ejecting both Guzma and Lusamine, and out comes Necrozma, who captures and fuses with the newly-evolved Nebby. After being battled, Necrozma steals the light from Alola and disappears into an Ultra Wormhole, and the Ultra Recon Squad, having witnessed the battle, arrives at the altar. Lusamine makes a request to use the Ultra Recon Squad's Legendary Pokémon to travel Ultra Space, but DulseUS/PhycoUM berates her in response. After the player defeats Necrozma at Ultra Megalopolis and returns to the Altar, a humbled Lusamine admits to Lillie that she was right to take Cosmog away. She hands the player three Beast Balls before taking Lillie back to Aether Paradise to care for the weakened Nebby.

After the player's victory celebration, Lusamine is seen waving goodbye to Gladion at the docks as he sails off to Kanto, much to the latter's pleasant surprise.

Episode RR and post-game

In Episode RR, Lusamine is kidnapped by Team Rainbow Rocket and held hostage by Giovanni. When the player finally reaches Giovanni, Lusamine is seen lying unconscious on the floor. Giovanni states that he has used the power of an Ultra Beast to make her sleep, and claims that he will brainwash her to serve Team Rainbow Rocket. She awakens after Giovanni is defeated and the mansion is restored. Upon finding out about Faba's attempt to betray the Aether Foundation to Team Rainbow Rocket, Lusamine demotes him to intern.

If spoken to after becoming Champion, Lusamine will express remorse for everything she has done, vowing to better herself as a protector of Pokémon and a mother to Gladion and Lillie without interfering with either again. On the first day of every month, Lusamine can appear at the Pokémon League to challenge the player to a Title Defense battle, replacing Faba from Sun and Moon.

After Gladion is defeated at the Pokémon League, Mohn will pay a visit to Aether Paradise, during which Lusamine will see him for the first time since his disappearance. Though surprised to see him once again, she chooses not to tell him about his past, believing that he seems happy enough as he is. The two share a tender conversation and Lusamine finally says goodbye to him with all the pain in her heart, but glad to see him happy and safe.

Pokémon

Lusamine's Pokémon are kept in Ultra Balls.

Pokémon Sun and Moon

First battle

The player can win or lose this fight; the player will not black out and the story will progress either way.



Second battle

Each of Lusamine's Pokémon has an aura that boosts one of its stats, similar to the aura seen on the Totem Pokémon. Her Pokémon all have a perpetual angry expression, the same as when a Pokémon uses a Z-Move. Despite this, no Z-Moves are used within the fight and all her Pokémon lack any Z-Crystals

The player will not gain prize money after winning.



Status unknown
 

 
Nihilego
In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Lusamine is seen sending out this Nihilego from a Beast Ball before battling the player, willingly letting the Ultra Beast merge with her body. After the combined Lusamine is defeated in battle, Nebby separates the two, and Nihilego returns to the Beast Ball, which falls next to Lusamine. It is unknown if this Nihilego was left behind in Ultra Space as the player and the others escaped.

None of Nihilego's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Sun and Moon

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Lusamine uses this team both in the one-time battle at Aether Paradise and in the Title Defense battles at the Pokémon League.

In the main story fight, the player can win or lose to Lusamine when she is battled; the player will not black out and the story will progress either way.



Kept frozen

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Pikachu
 
Slowpoke
 
Starmie
 
Magmar
 
Snubbull
 
Drifloon
 
Rowlet
 
Litten
 
Popplio
 
Pyukumuku
 
Type: Null

Previously owned

 

 
Nebby
Main article: Nebby

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 ability to 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. Eventually being stolen back by Lusamine in a set up with Team Skull, Lusamine uses its power to open Ultra Wormholes around Alola.

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
 
Gladion's Silvally
Main article: Gladion's Silvally

This Silvally, along with two others, was a research subject of the Aether Foundation, genetically created as a part of the Beast Killer Project (BKP) under the name Type: Full. After being deemed a failure, the Pokémon was put into a cryogenic state, was given a helmet to restrict its powers and then renamed to Type: Null. Sometime prior to the events of the game, Gladion had stolen a Type: Null, managing to evolve it by the end of the game.

Gladion gives the player another Type: Null in Sun and Moon, while in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, this Type: Null is provided to the player by Wicke from Gladion. The whereabouts of the third Type: Null are unknown.

Debut Pokémon Sun, Moon,
Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

In the spin-off games

 
Lusamine in the Family Ties story event banner

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Lusamine (Masters)

Lusamine forms a sync pair with Pheromosa and Dusk Mane Necrozma in Pokémon Masters EX. Her Necrozma can use Ultra Burst to become Ultra Necrozma. Lusamine became a playable sync pair on September 10, 2020.

This incarnation of Lusamine seems to be a fusion of her depictions in the core series games, as in Family Ties, her debut story event, she mentions having opened Ultra Wormholes across Alola, an event exclusive to Pokémon Sun and Moon, while the events from Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are also referenced, as she mentions previously meeting a Necrozma that she considered "a menace to be defeated... before it could steal all the world's light".

Lusamine played a notable role in the game's Villain Arc of the Main Story.

Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role EX role Base potential Availability
#101   Lusamine #0795   Pheromosa
Bug
 
Fire
 
  ★★★★★☆EX Sync Pair Scout
#101   Sygna Suit
Lusamine
#0800   Necrozma  
Dusk Mane → Ultra Necrozma
Psychic
 
Ghost
 
    ★★★★★☆EX Master Fair Sync Pair Scout

Quotes

Main article: Lusamine/Quotes

In the anime

 
Lusamine's family in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer
 
Lusamine in the anime

Main series

Main article: Lusamine (anime)

Lusamine is a recurring character who appeared in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, debuting in a photograph with her children Lillie and Gladion seen in Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge! and A Glaring Rivalry!. She physically debuted in A Dream Encounter!. Unlike the games, Lusamine is not an antagonist and aided Ash and his classmates as they dealt with the Ultra Beasts.

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Lusamine appeared alongside her children, Lillie and Gladion in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer.

GOTCHA!

Lusamine briefly appeared as a silhouette in GOTCHA!.

Pokémon Evolutions

Lusamine appeared in The Eclipse. She was first seen in a flashback at Aether Paradise, berating Lillie for leaving her before opening an Ultra Wormhole in order to go and stop Necrozma. She and Guzma later fell out of another wormhole at the Altar of the Moone, badly hurt by Necrozma and telling Lillie and Selene to run.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 園崎未恵 Mie Sonozaki
English Dawn M. Bennett
Mandarin Chinese 劉如蘋 Liú Rúpíng
German Anna Ewelina
Italian Laura Brambilla
Brazilian Portuguese Isabele Riccart
Spanish Latin America Marisol Romero
Spain Ruth Pazo Olivares


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

 
Lusamine in Pokémon Adventures

Lusamine is the head of the Aether Foundation and the mother of Lillie and Gladion. Despite her organization being dedicated to the conservation of Pokémon, Lusamine's true goal is to make a paradise only for herself and the Ultra Beasts she covets.

Lusamine debuted in Unleashing the Incredible Z-Move. She was first seen at Aether Paradise talking to an Aether Foundation Employee who had finished filming a commercial for their organization.

In Flash and Cosmog's Secret, Lillie was reminded of a painful memory of when she was forcibly made to dress in her current attire by Lusamine against her wishes.

In Summon the Emissaries of the Moon and the Sun, six months after the beginning of the Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon arc, Lusamine had managed to capture a large group of Ultra Beasts that appeared in Alola. At Poni Island, she played with the Ultra Beasts, claiming that they would never leave her side.

 
Lusamine fused with Nihilego

In Arrival at the Scientific Megalopolis, Lusamine received a large amount of Beast Balls from Colress. She revealed her next goal was to capture Necrozma, the Pokémon worshiped as the "Blinding One" by the people of the Ultra Megalopolis. Afterward, Phyco of the Ultra Recon Squad arrived at the Poni Altar to take Lusamine to the Ultra Megalopolis. After seeing the wild Naganadel Phyco used to travel through Ultra Space, Lusamine demonstrated the Beast Ball's power by using one to catch it. She then requested that Phyco take her to Naganadel's habitat before heading to their actual destination. After arriving at the Ultra Megalopolis, Lusamine, Phyco, and several Aether Foundation Employees found Necrozma battling Sun and Moon. Lusamine's presence angered Sun, who claimed that she was responsible for taking away his great-grandfather's island. Offended by Sun's claim, Lusamine sent out a Nihilego and had it fuse with her.

In Madness!! Mother Lusamine!, the fused Lusamine and her team attacked Dawn Wings Necrozma to capture it. With one of the Beast Balls dropped in the fight, Sun caught a Stakataka and used it to attack Lusamine, who retaliated by sending out her other Ultra Beasts. When Necrozma fled to Megalo Tower, Lusamine and her Ultra Beasts followed it. At the top, Lusamine expressed anger that Necrozma refused to listen to her before being hit by one of its attacks. Afterwards, Lusamine was sucked into a wormhole Necrozma created, dropping her back to Alola.

Later, Lillie, Sun, Sina, Dexio, and Samson Oak found a barely-conscious Lusamine on the summit of Mount Lanakila. 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 Lusamine to a hospital, only to notice that Necrozma had arrived. As such, Lillie and Gladion started taking her down the mountain instead while Sun stayed to fight Necrozma. Along the way, they were attacked by Plumeria, whom Faba had sent to kill her as a revenge for her having rejected his lustful affection towards her once. Lillie was able to defeat Plumeria and convince her to stop her attack, saving Lusamine's life.

After the Ultra Beast threat had been ended, Lillie decided to take her mother to Kanto in order to get help in curing her from Nihilego's toxins from another person who had experienced fusing with a Pokémon.

Pokémon

 
Clefable
Main article: Lusamine's Clefable

Clefable is one of Lusamine's Pokémon. It was first seen with its Trainer at Aether Paradise.

Debut Unleashing the Incredible Z-Move
 
Bewear
Bewear is one of Lusamine's Pokémon. It was first seen with its Trainer at Aether Paradise. Later, it was used to battle the Ultra Recon Squad's Naganadel so Lusamine could catch it.

None of Bewear's moves are known.

Debut Unleashing the Incredible Z-Move
 
Lilligant
Lilligant is one of Lusamine's Pokémon. She was first seen with her Trainer at Aether Paradise. Later, she was used to battle the Ultra Recon Squad's Naganadel so Lusamine could catch it.

None of Lilligant's moves are known.

Debut Unleashing the Incredible Z-Move
 
Milotic
Milotic is one of Lusamine's Pokémon. It was first seen with its Trainer at Aether Paradise. Later, it was used to battle the Ultra Recon Squad's Naganadel so Lusamine could catch it.

None of Milotic's moves are known.

Debut Unleashing the Incredible Z-Move
 
Mismagius
Mismagius is one of Lusamine's Pokémon. It was first seen with its Trainer at Aether Paradise.

None of Mismagius's moves are known.

Debut Unleashing the Incredible Z-Move
 
Lopunny
Lopunny is one of Lusamine's Pokémon. It was first used to battle the Ultra Recon Squad's Naganadel so Lusamine could catch it.

None of Lopunny's moves are known.

Debut Darkness!! The Mysterious Claws of Necrozma!
 
Naganadel
Naganadel is one of Lusamine's Pokémon. It was originally befriended by Phyco so it could take him through Ultra Space via Ultra Warp Ride. It was later caught by Lusamine in a Beast Ball to add to her collection.

None of Naganadel's moves are known.

Debut Darkness!! The Mysterious Claws of Necrozma!
 
Nihilego
Nihilego is one of Lusamine's Pokémon and was caught in a Beast Ball. It was first summoned with Cosmog's power. Guzma was captured by Nihilego, who proceeded to drag him into an Ultra Wormhole. It was later caught by Lusamine and used to confront Sun and Moon at the Ultra Megalopolis by fusing with Lusamine.

None of Nihilego's moves are known.

Debut Truth and the Mastermind Behind Team Skull
 
Ultra Beasts
These Ultra Beasts were summoned to Alola with Cosmog's power and include an unknown number of Nihilego, Buzzwole, Pheromosa, Xurkitree, Celesteela, Kartana, Guzzlord, and Blacephalon. After converging on Poni Island, they were caught by Lusamine. Later, they were used to battle Sun at the Ultra Megalopolis.

None of their moves are known.

Debut Summon the Emissaries of the Moon and the Sun
 
Celesteela
Celesteela is one of the Ultra Beasts Lusamine caught. It was first used to prevent Wicke and an Aether Foundation Employee from getting on Poni Island to meet with Lusamine.

None of Celesteela's moves are known.

Debut Adventure in the Dark Dimension

In the TCG

Crimson Invasion

Main article: Lusamine (Crimson Invasion 96)

Lusamine was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sun and Moon series (the Japanese Sun & Moon Era). It was first released in the Japanese Ultradimensional Beasts expansion and the English Crimson Invasion expansion. Two ultra rare versions were released in the same sets. The card allows the player to put 2 in any combination of Supporter and Stadium cards from their discard pile into their hand.

A ruling effective February 15, 2019 banned this card from the Expanded format due to a pair of these cards enabling an infinite cycle of Supporter cards. This potentially lead to stalemates and enabled strategies that negatively impacted the game. It has been then unbanned starting March 5, 2021 since the previous ban of Lt. Surge's Strategy limited its stalling potential.

Lost Thunder

Main article: Lusamine ♢ (Lost Thunder 182)

Lusamine received a Prism Star Supporter card, released in the Japanese Super-Burst Impact expansion and the English Lost Thunder expansion. This card allows the player to prevent all damage done to their Ultra Beasts by attacks during their opponent's next turn, but can only be played if the opponent has exactly 3 Prize cards remaining.

Card gallery

Lusamine
Regular print
Illus. take
Lusamine
Yellow A alternate art
Illus. Mana Ibe
Lusamine
Lost Thunder Prime rare
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Card list

Related cards
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
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Lusamine Su Crimson Invasion   96/111 Ultradimensional Beasts   047/050
Crimson Invasion   110/111 Ultradimensional Beasts   055/050
      GX Battle Boost   109/114
Ultra Prism   153/156 GX Battle Boost   120/114
      GX Ultra Shiny   136/150
Yellow A Alternate cards   153a/156 Sky Legend   054/054
Lusamine   Su Lost Thunder   182/214 Super-Burst Impact   092/095
 


Pokémon card art life

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May 14, 2023
Original text: 本日「母の日」にちなんで、お母さんでもあるトレーナーたちが描かれた3枚のカードをご紹介。

イラストに描かれた表情からは、どこかほっとする温かさを感じられるね。今日はお母さんに感謝の気持ちを伝えてみよう!

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Merchandise

Pokémon Trading Card Game

Lusamine has had a variety of merchandise released exclusively for the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

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Lusamine Family

A long card box and sleeves as the Lusamine Family. They were released exclusively at Pokémon Card Gym meetings. Customers who purchased at least 1 booster box of a main expansion and 1 booster box of a subset at participating venues were given this card box for as long as supplies lasted. The box features Lusamine, now seemingly at peace with her children, Lillie and Gladion. Lillie sleeps holding a Poké Doll while Lusamine affectionately looks on. The short faces of the box feature the Aether Foundation emblem.


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Lillie & Gladion & Lusamine

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Lusamine, along with Gladion and Lillie, were given their own merchandise line titled Lillie & Gladion & Lusamine (Japanese: リーリエ&グラジオ&ルザミーネ Lilie & Glazio & Lusamine). All pieces of Lusamine related merchandise from this line were released in Japan only. The line primarily focused on the family and their Pokémon during the events of Pokémon Sun and Moon. Lusamine's first appearance showcases the character being surrounded by Nihilego admiring their appearance in the Ultra Deep Sea. The second focuses specifically only a Nihilego looking at a Beast Ball, based on the one she caught during the events of the game. Much of the artwork was featured on sleeves, a deck case and a deck shield for the Pokémon Trading Card Game. All artwork was drawn by Megumi Mizutani.


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Gallery

For images related to her anime counterpart, see Lusamine (anime).
For images related to Pokémon Masters EX, see Lusamine (Masters).

Core series game artwork

This is a selection of artwork featuring Lusamine from the core series Pokémon games.

   
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Nebby containment cage settei, by
James Turner and take[8]

Core series game assets

This is a selection of game assets featuring Lusamine from the core series Pokémon games.

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Trivia

  • Lusamine is the first female main antagonist in the core series.
  • The second battle against Lusamine in Pokémon Sun and Moon is the first Trainer battle in the core series games where the player's Pokémon gain experience, but the player doesn't get prize money for winning.

Names

The Japanese names of all important members of the Aether Foundation and the members of Lusamine's family are based on German words for plants.

Language Name Origin
Japanese ルザミーネ Lusamine From Balsamine (German for garden balsam)
English Lusamine From her Japanese name
German Samantha From Balsamine (garden balsam) and ἄνθος ánthos (Greek for flower)
Spanish, Italian,
Brazilian Portuguese
Samina From balsamina (garden balsam)
French Elsa-Mina Partial anagram of balsamine (garden balsam)
Korean 루자미네 Lusamine Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 露莎米奈 Lùshāmǐnài Transcription of her Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 露莎米奈 Louhsāmáihnoih
Russian Лузамин Luzamin Transcription of English name
Thai ลูซามิเน่ Lusamine Transcription of Japanese name

Aether President

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 以太理事長 Yíhtaai Léihsihjéung
Mandarin 以太理事長 / 以太理事长 Yǐtài Lǐshìzhǎng
  Czech Prezidentka nadace*
Prezidentka Aether Foundation*
  Finnish Aether-säätiön pääjohtaja
  French Présidente d'Æther
  German Æther-Präsidentin
  Hungarian Aether Alapítvány elnöke
  Italian Direttrice Æther
  Korean 에테르대표 Etereu Daepyo
  Polish Prezes fundacji Aether*
Prezes Fundacji Aether*
  Brazilian Portuguese Presidente da Fundação Aether
  Spanish Presidenta Æther

Related articles

References

  1. Lusamine (Crimson Invasion 96)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lusamine: "Oh, you sweet boy! I'm already over 40!" (Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon)
  3. Anabel calls Lusamine "Ms." and not "Mrs.", the title for married women.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Scientist, Aether Paradise: "The current president's father was a very, very wealthy man and a great lover of Pokémon. He built the Aether Foundation to protect them." (Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon)
  5. Sayaka Ohara on Twitter
  6. Lusamine: "Oh, you! The right style does wonders, you know. And, Hau, your style is a bit wanting, hm? I'll have to take you out sometime and help you pick a smashing outfit." (Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon)
  7. take confirming she designed Lusamine.
  8. This concept art features art form Lusamine's settei drawn by take, and the Ultra Wormhole settei drawn by Turner.


  Aether Foundation  
Aether ParadiseHeahea CityAether Bases (Route 8Route 16) • Aether House
President Branch Chiefs
     
Lusamine
(Mastersanime)
Wicke Faba
(anime)
Other members
    
Aether Foundation Employees Scientists
Former Related
     
Professor Mohn Lillie
(Mastersanime)
Gladion
(Mastersanime)
Animation and manga
Former members: JessieJamesMeowth
Ultra Guardians: AshLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowGladion
See also: Team SkullUltra Recon Squad


Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Alola Ace DuoAce TrainerAether Branch ChiefAether FoundationAether Foundation Employee
Aether PresidentAthletic SiblingsBackpackerBeautyBellhopBlack BeltCaptainCollectorCookDancer
Eevee UserElite FourEspeon UserFirefighterFishermanFlareon UserGAME FREAKGentlemanGlaceon User
Golf BuddiesGolferHikerHoneymoonersIsland KahunaJanitorJolteon UserKarate FamilyLassLeafeon User
MadameOffice WorkerPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon TrainerPolice OfficerPreschooler
PrincipalPunk GirlPunk GuyPunk PairRising StarRising Star DuoScientistSightseerSwimmerSwimmers
Swimmer GirlsSylveon UserTeacherTeam SkullTeam Skull AdminTeam Skull BossTeam Skull Grunt
Trial GuideTwinsUmbreon UserVaporeon UserVeteranVeteran DuoWorkerYoungsterYouth Athlete
ActorUSUMCapoeira CoupleUSUMDancing FamilyUSUMKantonian GymUSUMMaster & ApprenticeUSUM
ReporterUSUMSparring PartnersUSUMSurferUSUMTeam AquaUSUMTeam FlareUSUMTeam GalacticUSUM
Team MagmaUSUMTeam PlasmaUSUMTeam Rainbow RocketUSUMTeam Rainbow Rocket GruntUSUM
Tourist CoupleUSUMUltra Forest KartenvoyUSUltra Recon SquadUSUM
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Battle LegendPokémon Center LadyPro Wrestler


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