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フラダリ Fuladari
XY Lysandre.png
Art from X and Y by Ken Sugimori[1]
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Orange
Hometown Unknown
Region Kalos
Relatives AZ's younger brother (ancestor)
AZ (ancestor's brother)
Trainer class Team Flare, Team Flare Boss
Generation VI, VII, VIII, IX
Counterpart(s) Lysandre (Masters)
Games X, Y, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon,
Masters EX
English voice actor D.C. Douglas[2] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Akio Ōtsuka[3] (Masters EX)
Member of Team Flare
Rank Boss
Member of Team Rainbow Rocket
Rank Member
Anime series Pokémon the Series
Pokémon Generations
Pokémon Evolutions
Debut Mega Evolution Special I (Series)
The Beauty Eternal (Generations)
The Visionary (Evolutions)
English voice actor H.D. Quinn (Series)
Dean Wein (Generations)
Adin Rudd (Evolutions)
Japanese voice actor Hideaki Tezuka (Series)
Hiroki Touchi (Generations)
Takaya Hashi (Evolutions)
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Debut They Have a Flare for a Li'l Kanga-Napping

Lysandre (Japanese: フラダリ Fuladari) is the boss of Team Flare and the main antagonist of Pokémon X and Y, who seeks to wipe out most of the world population in order to return the planet to a beautiful, unspoiled state; what he describes as 'beautiful' is a world without 'negative' or 'ugly' concepts, such as strife, struggle, war, or despair. He is also the owner of Lysandre Labs, the company that created the Holo Caster. He is the only character in the games to have the Trainer class Team Flare Boss (Japanese: フレアだんボス Team Flare Boss).

In the core series games

Lysandre meeting the player at Sycamore's lab

In Pokémon X and Y, the player first meets Lysandre in Professor Sycamore's lab in Lumiose City seeing potential in them, and then later in Café Soleil where he is seen talking to Diantha about her acting career. He discusses with her about the idea of eternal beauty, but she quickly dismisses the idea, claiming that she does not look for such a thing, much to Lysandre's annoyance. After this, he spots the player, where he speaks about his dream of a beautiful world.

Following this, Lysandre doesn't reappear until much later, after the player has defeated Clemont for their fifth Badge. This time, he speaks about the king of Kalos who nearly vaporized all life in the region 3,000 years ago by usage of a weapon. He also speaks about Xerneas'sX/Yveltal'sY role in the creation of the ultimate weapon, as well as their role in the creation of life and destruction as a whole. After this, Lysandre will regularly communicate with the player through the Holo Caster, monitoring their progress, and constantly showing his vision for a beautiful world as well as asking them to reconsider his proposal and join him on his cause.

Lysandre then appears after the player has received their seventh Badge. At this point, it is revealed through his Holo Caster message that he is the leader of Team Flare, and that he plans to use the weapon which he spoke about earlier in order to eliminate anyone not part of Team Flare, surprising both the player and their neighbor. The player later confronts Lysandre in person at the lab beneath his café as he wishes to test the player's resolve, and is then battled and defeated. Lysandre admires the player's resolve and strength and instructs them that if they wish to stop him, he must get the elevator key from one of four Team Flare's scientists the player already met, while he retreats underground.

After the player obtains the Key and descends further into the lab, they meet with Lysandre who is speaking with a tall man behind bars known as AZ. Lysandre introduces AZ as someone who "shares the name of the previous King of Kalos" as well as possessing the key of the ultimate weapon. After AZ tells the player the tragedy left by the ultimate weapon and asks them to stop the device from being used, Lysandre invites the player deeper underground if they wish to stop him. The player descends and meets Lysandre talking with Xerosic. Lysandre then tells the player to battle Xerosic, and if they are successful against the scientist, then they will stop their scheme. After the player defeats Xerosic, he has them push one of two buttons, one of which activates the weapon. However, pushing the correct one unfortunately does not stop Xerosic from unleashing the weapon on Kalos. (If the player chooses the blue button he will activate the weapon by remote control, otherwise the player activates the weapon.)

Lysandre is later found again at the site of the ultimate weapon in Geosenge Town where the player's rival questions him about his extreme measures to fix the world, which he replies that they are the only possible solution for he thinks humans are inherently evil and greedy. He uses the analogy of them competing over their Mega Ring as an example that when something cannot be shared, people will fight for it, for someone must live with it and some without and as such, more tragedies are likely to happen and therefore, the only solution is to reduce the human population. When further questioned about Pokémon, he tearfully claims that Pokémon, while magnificent beings, are condemned to be used by humans and, for the greater good, are best annihilated.

He is then battled again as he simply seeks to stall for time against the player. The player defeats Lysandre once again, and he shows further admiration for the player's strength. He then challenges the player to travel deeper into the Team Flare Secret HQ to stop the weapon despite his belief that it is already too late, but multiple members of Team Flare are waiting in ambush on the lower floors. After defeating them, the player reaches Xerneas or Yveltal. The legendary Pokémon is then battled and caught by the player, seemingly disabling the weapon. Lysandre returns wearing a cybernetic suit, called the Lysandre Machine, that is intended to drain Xerneas'sX/Yveltal'sY energy back into the Ultimate Weapon, and he declares that he will take the legendary Pokémon back and complete his plan. Now wielding a Mega Ring of his own, he engages the player in a final battle.

Lysandre losing to the player

After being defeated for the third and final time, Lysandre expresses his disgust towards the fact that his beautiful world will never be a reality. The player and their friends attempt to reason with him, saying that if people cooperate together, a better world is possible, and they use the Mega Evolution achieved by him as proof of the bond he has with his Pokémon. He, however, rejects the idea as mere naivety and then attempts to force immortality on the player, their friends, and himselfX/kill everyone in the buildingY and fires the ultimate weapon using what little power still remains. Hearing this, the player and their friends quickly leave, after which the blast from the weapon destroys the building and seemingly buries Lysandre and the HQ under rubble, putting an end to Team Flare's threat.

Later on in the game, an NPC in Snowbelle City who is an old friend of Lysandre mentions that Lysandre had noble intentions and did his best to help people in need, but was eventually convinced of humanity's stupidity, along with his own limitations which resulted in him becoming a misanthrope.

An alternate universe version of Lysandre appears as a member of Team Rainbow Rocket in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. He is one of the second pair of bosses the player must face, along with Cyrus. Like the other villainous team leaders in Team Rainbow Rocket, this Lysandre was summoned from a world where his plans succeeded. However, as he explains to the player, a bright light consumed him when he fired the ultimate weapon and was transported to the game's world. He has his Team Rainbow Rocket Grunts set up devices with red and blue buttons in his office within Team Rocket's Castle. Then, he subjects the player to the same choice the player in Kalos was subjected to, claiming that one button will activate the ultimate weapon and the other will open the path to Giovanni. However, no matter which button the player chooses, it will be the one that activates the weapon. Lysandre then tells the player that pushing the opposite button will prevent it from firing. However, in order to buy time for the weapon to fire, Lysandre battles the player, using XerneasUS/YveltalUM as part of his team. When he is defeated, he allows the player to press the other button, ostensibly shutting down the ultimate weapon, as well as unlocking one of the two seals needed to reach Giovanni. Lysandre then wonders if things would have been different in his world if he had met a Trainer like the player. He then rejects that line of thought, resolving that he must bring about his beautiful world. He is later sent back to his own world by Colress off-screen.


Pokémon X and Y

First battle

Second battle

Third battle

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Lysandre's Pokémon are kept in Master Balls. His final Pokémon differs between the two versions.

Pokémon Ultra Sun

Pokémon Ultra Moon

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Lysandre (Masters)

Lysandre forms a sync pair with Yveltal and Volcanion in Pokémon Masters EX. Lysandre became a playable sync pair on February 11, 2021.

Lysandre has also made notable appearances in the game's Main Stories, Legendary Adventures and the Villain Arc.

Sync Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role Base Potential Availability
#115   Lysandre #0717   Yveltal
  ★★★★★☆EX Poké Fair Sync Pair Scout
#115   Sygna Suit
#0721   Volcanion  
  ★★★★★☆EX Poké Fair Sync Pair Scout



Concept artwork from
Pokémon X and Y
Official artwork from
Pokémon the Series: XY

Sprites and models

VS model from
X and Y
VS model as Team Flare Boss from
X and Y
High-poly model from
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
VS sprite from
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Overworld model from
X and Y
Overworld model as Team Flare Boss from
X and Y
Overworld model from
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon


Main article: Lysandre/Quotes

In the anime

Main series


Mega Evolution Specials
Lysandre in the anime

Lysandre debuted in Mega Evolution Special I. Though he was not identified as the caller at the time, he contacted Alain via the Holo Caster, directing him to where a new Mega Stone could be found. He also was seen observing the power of Alain's Mega Charizard X during its battle with Siebold's Mega Blastoise.

In Mega Evolution Special II, Lysandre traveled to Hoenn, intervened in Alain's battle with Steven, and introduced Alain and Steven properly to each other. It was revealed that in the past, he defeated Alain in a battle over an Ampharosite, then took Alain to Lysandre Labs and recruited him to work in a project to harness the energy of Mega Evolution for peaceful purposes. Lysandre was also the one who awarded Alain his Mega Ring and Charizardite X, though he asked Alain to not tell Professor Sycamore of the research, fearing that people with bad intentions would bring harm to him in order to obtain it. Later, he traveled with Alain, Mairin, and Steven to a ruin, where they uncovered an ancient Giant Rock. However, his research on the Giant Rock accidentally summoned Rayquaza, who destroyed the area. After the encounter with Rayquaza, Lysandre discovered a similar energy reading to the Giant Rock near Rustboro City, and asked Alain to go there and investigate. He also covertly ordered Alain to keep a close eye on Steven, for the Hoenn League Champion had precious information on Mega Evolution.

A younger Lysandre in the anime

In Mega Evolution Special III, Lysandre gave instructions to Alain and Steven. After Mega Rayquaza defeated both Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre, he had the Giant Rock, which had reappeared during the battle of the Legendary Pokémon, taken away with his submarine for further studies.

In Mega Evolution Special IV, Lysandre observed Alain's battles against ten Mega Evolution Trainers while his scientists researched the Giant Rock. After Chespie, Mairin's Chespin, who had interfered with the experiments performed on a Zygarde Core, was hospitalized, Lysandre told the victorious Alain that he had to continue gather data on Mega Evolution if Chespie was to recover. He was also shown to be close to Malva, who served as Alain's final opponent.

Main series

Lysandre has a major antagonistic role in the XY&Z arc, first making appearances in From A to Z! and Meeting at Terminus Cave!, where he was studying Squishy alongside Xerosic.

In A Meeting of Two Journeys!, Lysandre was contacted by Alain via the Holo Caster, who wanted to know if Mairin's Chespie's condition had improved or not. Later, he reappeared in the next episode, overseeing the operation to capture Z2 alongside Xerosic. At the end of the episode, he received Z2.

Lysandre reappeared in Championing a Research Battle! and A Full-Strength Battle Surprise!, where he received mission reports from Xerosic.

In Kalos League Passion with a Certain Flare!, Lysandre was talking to a man inside a building at the Lumiose Conference. He soon got a call on a Holo Caster that an Admin was holding, from Xerosic, who was in the front seat of a truck that was just outside the Lumiose Gym. Later on at night, he met Ash for the first time and discussed the capability of Ash's Greninja to take on its different form in battle. After his conversation with him, he was shown with an annoyed expression, before turning towards the Lumiose Gym and smirked. Lysandre later talked to Mairin after she ran up to him and he put on a happy expression. The next day, Lysandre was seated in a private viewing box inside the Lumiose Conference's stadium with a glass window, along with Mairin and the same Admin, and they all watched as Ash and Alain each walked towards their respective sides of the battlefield in the Lumiose Conference's stadium, for the final round of the Conference.

Wearing the Lysandre Machine in the anime

In Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted! and Down to the Fiery Finish!, Lysandre watched Ash and Alain's battle in the finals of the Lumiose Conference. Towards the end of the latter episode, his true egotistical, narcissistic nature is revealed as he uses the power of Z2 to bring the whole of Kalos into his control, taking over Lumiose City and subsequently the Lumiose Conference, which had just been concluded.

In A Towering Takeover!, Lysandre revealed himself as the leader of Team Flare to a captured Ash. He also televised a message to the citizens of Kalos about his plan for creating a new, beautiful world for Team Flare.

In Coming Apart at the Dreams!, Lysandre explained his motivations. Much like in the games, he once had a generous nature and would help those in need. However, after those he supported grew accustomed to his aid and turned greedy, he became disillusioned with the human race. Because of this, he intended to "restart" the world, and he attempted to control Ash and Greninja the same way he did with Zygarde, so that Ash could become the guide of the new world. Ash, however, defied Lysandre and used the Bond Phenomenon to break free. Following this turn of events, Lysandre equipped his machine and started a fight with Ash and the defecting Alain using his Pyroar and his Shiny Mega Gyarados. Pyroar was defeated through a joint attack by Noivern, Hawlucha, and Pikachu.

In The Right Hero for the Right Job!, Lysandre defeated the majority of Ash's team. He was surprised when Malva appeared to help Alain and Ash, but nonetheless remained confident even after Clemont and Bonnie freed the two Zygarde under his control.

In Rocking Kalos Defenses!, Lysandre was finally beaten by Ash and Alain. Refusing to surrender, Lysandre seemingly killed himself by jumping off the tower. It was afterwards revealed that Lysandre had planned for the Giant Rock to transform into a copy of Zygarde, which would engulf the Anistar City Sundial and release enough energy to wipe out all life on the planet. He made one final appearance in Forming a More Perfect Union!, where he revived the Giant Rock after it had been temporarily stopped by Ash, Alain, Steven, Malva, Diantha, and all of the Kalos Gym Leaders. He was ultimately defeated by Squishy and Z2 after they transformed into Zygarde Complete Forme and destroyed the Giant Rock. Lysandre was last seen being engulfed by Zygarde's Core Enforcer, leaving his final fate unclear.


This listing is of Lysandre's known Pokémon in the anime:

On hand

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Main article: Lysandre's Pyroar

Pyroar is the first Pokémon that Lysandre is known to have and is usually seen outside his Poké Ball.

Debut Mega Evolution Special II
Voice actors
Japanese Tsuguo Mogami
English H.D. Quinn

Gyarados ↔ Mega Gyarados  
Lysandre's Shiny Gyarados first appeared in Coming Apart at the Dreams!, where it was sent out to battle Ash and Alain. Gyarados is able to Mega Evolve into Mega Gyarados. It is shown to be an extremely powerful combatant. After its ally Pyroar was defeated, it single-handedly fought a group of seven Pokémon from Ash's entire team and Alain, including two Mega-level and four fully evolved Pokémon along with Ash's Pikachu, eventually knocking out all of Ash's Pokémon except Greninja and Pikachu. Even after Malva's Mega Houndoom joined the fight, it managed to continue battling. Gyarados was eventually defeated by a combined attack from Charizard, Pikachu, and Greninja.

Gyarados's known moves are Incinerate, Stone Edge, Hyper Beam, and Dragon Tail.

Debut Coming Apart at the Dreams!

Main article: Z2
Main article: Squishy

Z2 was captured by Team Flare and later given to Lysandre in An Explosive Operation!, and was eventually used by Lysandre to gain power over the entire Kalos region in Down to the Fiery Finish!. Squishy was enthralled in Coming Apart at the Dreams! after losing to its fellow Zygarde. Both Zygarde were freed in The Right Hero for the Right Job!.

Debut An Explosive Operation!
Voice actors
Japanese Yūki Kaji
English Billy Bob Thompson

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 手塚秀彰 Hideaki Tezuka
English H.D. Quinn
Finnish Aku Laitinen
European French Jean-Michel Vovk
Indonesian Ary Wibowo (XYS02-XYS04)
Diky Rahman (S19)
Polish Jacek Król
Brazilian Portuguese Bruno Rocha
Russian Андрей Гриневич Andrey Grinevich
Spanish Latin America Alan Prieto
Spain Héctor Garay

Pokémon Generations

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Lysandre appeared in The Beauty Eternal, where he announced the release of the Holo Caster. In the process, he was depicted as a popular and successful businessman. He was later seen discussing with Diantha about the concept of eternal beauty. Afterwards, he was interviewed by some reporters over his involvement with some secret plans, but he didn't reveal any information. Lysandre was then seen at the Team Flare Secret HQ, conducting experiments on Yveltal in the hopes of creating a more beautiful world.


On hand
Main article: Lysandre's Pyroar

Pyroar is Lysandre's only known Pokémon.

Debut The Beauty Eternal
Held captive
Yveltal was first seen as a cocoon in the Team Flare Secret HQ. Lysandre conducted some experiments on Yveltal in the hopes of creating a more beautiful world.

None of Yveltal's moves are known.

Debut The Beauty Eternal

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 東地宏樹 Hiroki Touchi
English Dean Wein
Brazilian Portuguese Márcio Simões
European Spanish Ernesto Castaño

Pokémon Evolutions

Lysandre appeared in The Visionary, where he was shown battling Calem and his Xerneas inside the Team Flare Secret HQ. After being easily defeated, he briefly recalled his conversations with Professor Sycamore and Diantha about mortality and beauty. He then fired the ultimate weapon in an attempt to force immortality on himself, Calem, Serena, and Shauna. The weapon fired as the Trainers escaped, leaving his fate unknown. One week later, Malva discussed his legacy on the Holo Caster.



Gyarados ↔ Mega Gyarados
Lysandre's Gyarados appeared in The Visionary, where it was sent out to battle Calem's Xerneas, however it is easily defeated by its opponent's Legendary Pokémon. Gyarados is able to Mega Evolve into Mega Gyarados.

None of Gyarados's moves are known.

Debut The Visionary

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 土師孝也 Takaya Hashi
English Adin Rudd
Brazilian Portuguese Bruno Rocha
Spanish Latin America Alan Prieto
Spain Nacho Castaño


Lysandre briefly appeared as a silhouette in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Lysandre wearing the Lysandre Machine in Pokémon Adventures
X & Y arc

Lysandre debuted in They Have a Flare for a Li'l Kanga-Napping. He was first seen in Professor Sycamore's lab, watching a video of the battle between Xerneas and Yveltal in Vaniville Town. He then asked for a copy of the footage for further study.

In What Does Charmander Do When It Dozes, Professor Sycamore sent Trevor and his friends to Lysandre Café to get repairs for Trevor's Holo Caster. The group was introduced to Lysandre, but Trevor became suspicious of the man after seeing his silhouette in a photo taken during the Vaniville incident. Noting Trevor's strange behavior, Lysandre asked to see the photo, even using his Pokémon to surround the group when Trevor refused. Diantha arrived and used her Mega Gardevoir to defend Trevor's group. Lysandre backed off and left to answer a call from Xerosic, who had discovered the location of Xerneas's tree form.

In Quilladin Stands, Lysandre returned to the Team Flare Secret HQ after Xerneas's tree form had been successfully transported. He received the Lysandre Machine, which Clemont was forced to build, and a Mega Ring, which had its Key Stone stolen from Korrina. Lysandre and Xerosic began draining Xerneas of its life energy to fuel the ultimate weapon. X later broke into the building to put an end to Team Flare's ambitions. He found the ultimate weapon's control room and confronted Lysandre, who used his Mega Ring to Mega Evolve his Gyarados. During their battle, X had his Élec use its Lightning Rod to pull electricity from the ultimate weapon's absorber into its tail, draining the machine of its power. This allowed Xerneas to awaken from its slumber and revert back to normal.

In Flabébé Blooms, Trevor, Tierno, Shauna, Clemont, Emma, and AZ arrived at the control room, where they found X had already been defeated. Trevor, Tierno, and Shauna tried removing the ultimate weapon's key but were unable to pull it out in time before it fired. To Lysandre's frustration, the combined efforts of X and his friends successfully weakened the ultimate weapon, preventing it from taking any innocent lives. AZ stayed behind to allow Xerneas to escape back to the surface with X and the others. When Malva attempted to confront X's group with Yveltal, Lysandre ordered a ceasefire due to it and Xerneas being evenly matched. Xerneas confirmed this and retreated, taking X and the others with it.

In Pinsir Glares, Team Flare was revealed to have blamed the destruction caused by the ultimate weapon on X's friends and the Gym Leaders. They moved operations to the Pokémon Village to keep a low profile. When Xerosic later discovered the stones lining Route 10 are an older form of the absorber, Team Flare began using them to drain the life energy of the Pokémon living at the village. These actions earned Team Flare the anger of Mewtwo, who protected the Pokémon Village. In Yveltal Steals, X and Blue found Lysandre in battle with Mewtwo at the village. Hoping to have Mewtwo weakened enough for capture, Lysandre tried to trick it into attacking X and Blue, only for Blaine to arrive and Mega Evolve Mewtwo into its Y form.

In Mewtwo Angered, Lysandre summoned Essentia and used a device to control her like a puppet. By talking into the device, Essentia would repeat Lysandre's words, allowing him to command the Zygarde she had caught earlier. While Blaine and Mewtwo kept Zygarde still, X defeated Essentia, uncovering her true identity as his friend Emma. With some words of encouragement from X and Cassius, Emma betrayed Lysandre, but was attacked by his Gyarados before she could command Zygarde. Lysandre took Zygarde's Poké Ball, only for Y to arrive and take his Mega Ring. Although he was angered by this, Lysandre made an announcement to the entire Kalos region, informing the public of Team Flare's plan to destroy everything with the ultimate weapon. By borrowing Key Stones from his allies, X was able to activate Mega Evolution for his entire team at once.

In Xerneas Gives, Lysandre used Zygarde to battle X's Mega-Evolved team. As the battle went on, X's friends noticed Zygarde's body was breaking apart due to Xerneas and Yveltal reverting to their tree and cocoon forms. Once they fully reverted, X had his team launch one final attack, fully separating Zygarde. Malva attempted to save Lysandre from falling, only for both to land onto the rubble below. Heavily injured, Lysandre weakly asked Malva why the ultimate weapon had not yet been fired. Afterward, Blaine revealed Lysandre was alive, but had sustained severe injuries to his spinal cord.

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon arc

Lysandre reappeared in a flashback as a silhouette when Sina and Dexio were explaining Zygarde's presence in Alola.


On hand

Gyarados ↔ Mega Gyarados
Gyarados is Lysandre's first known Pokémon. He was first seen with his Trainer in Lumiose City watching the footage of Xerneas and Yveltal's battle in Vaniville Town. At Lysandre Café, Gyarados was used to scare Trevor before being stopped by Diantha, who had her Gardevoir Mega Evolve to make her back off. Later, Lysandre talks to Gyarados about how he will be able to one day Mega Evolve now that he has his respective Mega Stone. When X attacked the Team Flare Secret HQ, Lysandre used Gyarados to battle him and Mega Evolves him. With Lysandre's Mega Ring, which had his Key Stone stolen from Korrina, Gyarados can Mega Evolve into Mega Gyarados. He lost the ability to Mega Evolve after Lysandre's Mega Ring was taken. He is level 53, has a Sassy nature, and his Characteristic is "likes to fight."

Gyarados's known moves are Bite, Waterfall, and Hydro Pump, and his Ability is Intimidate.

Debut They Have a Flare for a Li'l Kanga-Napping
Main article: Lysandre's Pyroar

Pyroar is Lysandre's second known Pokémon. He was first seen with his Trainer at Lysandre Café, where he was used to scare Trevor and his friends before being forced to back off by Diantha's Mega Gardevoir. He is level 51 and has an Impish nature.

Debut Chespin Sows the Seeds of Change
Mienfoo is Lysandre's third known Pokémon. He was first seen with his Trainer in Lysandre Café, where he was used to scare Trevor into giving up a picture that was taken in Vaniville Town. He was stopped by Diantha, who had her Gardevoir Mega Evolve to make him back off. At Team Flare Secret HQ, he was used to battle against X to stop him from interrupting Lysandre's plan. At the Pokémon Village, he was used to fight against Mewtwo, but was later knocked out by Zygarde's Land's Wrath. He is level 45 and has a Bold nature.

Mienfoo's only known move is Dual Chop* and his Ability is Inner Focus.

Debut Chespin Sows the Seeds of Change
Main article: Zygarde (Adventures)

Zygarde, also known as Kalos's "Overseer" (Japanese: 監視者 Watcher), was captured by Essentia in Anistar City. At the Pokémon Village, Lysandre controlled Essentia so that he may use Zygarde to battle against X, Blue, and Blaine. After Emma was freed from Lysandre's control, Lysandre had Gyarados attack Emma so that he may take Zygarde's Poké Ball, giving him full control over it. Once Xerxer and Yveltal reverted to their dormant forms, Zygarde had no reason to stay, so its body began breaking apart. X's Mega-Evolved team used a combined attack to fully break apart Zygarde, leading to Lysandre's defeat.

Debut Hawlucha Attacks

In the TCG

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

Lysandre'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 #
Pretend Boss Pikachu         SM-P Promotional cards   196/SM-P
Pyroar   Forbidden Light   19/131 Forbidden Light   016/094
Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Lysandre Su Flashfire   90/106 Wild Blaze   077/080
Flashfire   104/106 Wild Blaze   085/080
Ancient Origins   78/98      
      Premium Champion Pack   125/131
      The Best of XY   150/171
Lysandre's Trump Card Su Phantom Forces   99/119 Phantom Gate   086/088
Phantom Forces   118/119 Phantom Gate   095/088
Lysandre   Su Forbidden Light   110/131 Forbidden Light   089/094
Lysandre Labs St Forbidden Light   111/131 Forbidden Light   089/094
Boss's Orders Lysandre Su Shining Fates   058/072 Venusaur VMAX Starter Set   018/021
Lost Origin   TG24/TG30 VMAX Climax   268/184


  • Lysandre shares three Pokémon with Cyrus, another leader of a villainous team: Murkrow, Honchkrow, and Gyarados. Their goals are also similar; both involve trying to wipe out everyone for some purpose and using Legendary Pokémon to achieve it.
  • In the anime, the Lysandre Machine's functions are different: the "bugs" attached to the backpack piece are able to shoot beams of Mega Evolution energy, while the gauntlet is used to control the Giant Rock. Additionally, the pieces of the suit are capable of flight and can carry Lysandre into the air while he is wearing them.
  • Lysandre's Gyarados knows Iron Head and Outrage, which it cannot learn in Pokémon X and Y. The only way for Gyarados to know these moves in Pokémon X and Y is through Move Tutors in Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver and Black 2 and White 2 before being transferred through Pokémon Bank, or through a Move Tutor in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the latter of which wasn't available at the time of X and Y's release.
  • The background story of Lysandre told by an NPC in Snowbelle City is similar to the manga Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, where a king, who wants to save humanity and wanting peace for his peasants, eventually realizes their stupidity and grows to hate them, eventually becoming a tyrant.
  • Lysandre's hairstyle was stylized to somewhat resemble a male Pyroar's mane, one of his Pokémon.
  • In the anime, Lysandre is the first villainous team leader to debut in a special episode, and also the first to have a Shiny Pokémon.
    • Also in the anime, Lysandre is not Professor Sycamore's former pupil. Instead, the two only meet for the first time during the events of Mega Evolution Special IV.
  • When Lysandre is defeated for the last time in X and Y, the player performs a unique victory pose.
  • Lysandre's visor can be seen on his desk in Team Rocket's Castle, though he does not wear it at any point as a member of Team Rainbow Rocket.
  • Lysandre is the first villainous team leader in the core series who never wears his team's insignia on his clothing.
  • In the anime, Lysandre is the first villainous team leader whom Ash defeated in a battle.
    • He was also the first villainous team leader in the anime since Giovanni to be shown to use Pokémon of his own, instead of just controlling one or more Legendary Pokémon.


Language Name Origin
Japanese フラダリ Fuladari From fleur-de-lis, a decorative symbol used in French heraldry named after the French word for lily flower
English, French,
Brazilian Portuguese
Lysandre From lys (French for lily) and Lysandre (French cognate of the name Lysander that is of Greek origin meaning "liberator" and the namesake of a Spartan admiral)
German Flordelis From flor de lis (Spanish for fleur-de-lis) and possibly crudelis (Latin for cruel)
Spanish Lysson From lys (French for lily) and possibly lion
Italian Elisio From Eliseo (Elysium) and fleur-de-lis
Korean 플라드리 Peulladeuri Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 弗拉達利 / 弗拉达利 Fúlādálì Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 弗拉達利 Fātlāaidaahtleih
Indonesian Lysandre
Same as English name
Similar to his English name
Russian Лисандр Lisandr Transcription of his English name
Thai ฟลัวเดอลีส์ Fluadoeli Transcription of his Japanese name
Vietnamese Puradari Transcription of his Japanese name

Team Flare Boss

Language Title
  European French Boss Team Flare
  German Team-Flare-Boss
  Italian Capo del Team Flare
  Korean 플레어단보스 Peulle'eo-dan Boseu
  European Spanish Jefe del Team Flare


  Team Flare  
Team Flare Secret HQLysandre Labs
Boss Administrators Other members
Lysandre (Masters) Team Flare Admins Malva Chalmers
Scientists Grunts
Aliana Bryony Celosia Mable Xerosic Team Flare Grunts
Animation and manga
Lumiose Press editor-in-chiefAlain

Boss: Giovanni (Masters)
Notable members: MaxieArchieCyrusGhetsisLysandre
Lower members: FabaTeam Rainbow Rocket Grunts
Locations: Festival PlazaTeam Rocket's Castle

Villainous team leaders
Core series GiovanniMaxieArchieCyrusNGhetsisColressLysandreGuzmaPiersCassiopeia
Masters EX GiovanniGuzmaCyrusNLysandrePiersGhetsisMaxieArchieColressPauloPenny
BiruritchiGonzapEviceGreevilGordorBaron PhobosBlake HallKincaidSocieteaMunnaDark RustGiovanni
Anime GiovanniMadame BossMaxieArchieCyrusGhetsisLysandreGuzmaPiersGibeon
Adventures GiovanniMasked ManMaxieArchieCyrusNGhetsisColressLysandreGuzmaPiers
Other manga FraudMeja

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Kalos Ace DuoAce TrainerArtistArtist FamilyBackpackerBattle GirlBeautyBlack BeltBrains & Brawn
ButlerChampionChefDriverElite FourFairy Tale GirlFishermanFurisode GirlGarçonGardener
Hex ManiacHikerHoneymoonersLassLeaderLumiose Gang MemberMysterious SistersOwner
Poké FanPoké Fan FamilyPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon RangerPokémon Trainer
PreschoolerPsychicPunk CouplePunk GirlPunk GuyRangersRising StarRoller Skater
SchoolboySchoolgirlScientistSky TrainerSuccessorSuspicious ChildSuspicious Lady
Suspicious WomanSwimmerTeam FlareTeam Flare AdminTeam Flare BossTeam Flare Grunt
Battle Chateau ranks:
By male: BaronViscountEarlMarquisDukeGrand Duke
By female: BaronessViscountessCountessMarchionessDuchessGrand Duchess
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:
Battle ChatelaineLadyMadameMaidMonsieurRich Boy
Unused Trainer classes:
Ace SurferSwimmers

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash Ketchum (Pikachu) • Misty (Togetic) • BrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawn (Piplup) • Iris (Haxorus) • CilanSerenaClemontBonnie (Dedenne) • LanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGoh (Grookey)
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauLeonRaihanHoraceBeaLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists Jessie (Wobbuffet) • JamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Amaranth
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceClairRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoSteven StoneVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaBrandonMarianYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryTobiasDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisVirgilNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSamson OakAnelaHobbesNinaAnnaLakiDanaYansuWickeFabaIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenParkerTaliaLeiDanikaQuillonHopGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland kahunasMany temporary characters
Supporting Pokémon FearowHo-OhSquirtle SquadPink ButterfreeHaunterJigglypuffMewtwoMimeyLapras herdGranbullPichu BrothersLugiaSilverDelibirdWynautLarvitarKyogre and GroudonArticunoDeoxysLake guardiansForces of NatureMeloettaReshiramSuper-ancient PokémonWooperFlorgesSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearToucannon's flockStoutlandOranguruNebbyStuffulUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestNecrozmaLunalaShayminMewRotom PhonesPelipperThievul trioEternatusDrone RotomLegendary heroesLatiasRecurring wild Pokémon
See also: Pokémon Horizons characters

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