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Alola thematic motif: linking to articles and, hopefully, better phrasing
The [[Aether Foundation]]'s name is also derives from the fifth alchemical element, {{wp|Aether (classical element)| Aether}}.
 
The Alolan region is one of the most vibrant regions to date. The region of Alola and its citizen's wayways of life are centered in nature, as are the areas they inhabit; their major facilitiesexamples suchof asthis are: the [[Pokémon League (Alola)|Alolan Pokémon League]], which is built into and atop a mountain, [[Mount Lanakila]], and the Alolan battle facility, the [[Battle Tree]], which is built ontoaround a tree. The Aether Foundation is an organization that wishes to heal and protect Pokémon from threats such as [[Team Skull]] or predatory Pokémon like {{p|Mareanie, which prey on Corsola}}. In fact, the Alolan Pokédex is filled with more examples of Pokémon predator-prey relationships than usual. In an interview with Junichi Masuda and Shigeru Ohmori, it was stated that {{g|Sun and Moon|s}} were created with the idea of the revolutions of the sun and the moon in mind, and their how they influence the Earth, as a way to, simply put, express Pokémon as living creatures. In the same interview, they mention the revolutions of the celestial bodies as being an interesting metaphor for relationships.
 
Tradition in the Alola region is evident through the [[Island challenge|Island Challenge;]], the positions and succession of [[Trial Captain|Trial Captains]] and [[Island Kahuna|Island Kahunas;]], and the reverent worship surrounding the [[Guardian Deitiesdeities|Guardian Dieties]] and {{p|Solgaleo}}{{sup/7|SUS}}/{{p|Lunala}}{{sup/7|MUM}}. The main villainous team, Team Skull, is composed of trainers who failed the island challenge who want to go against the Alolan traditions and cause mayhem throughout the islands. [[Professor Kukui]] states that he greatly values the Alolan traditions but feels that it is time for Alola make a name for itself with its own [[Pokémon League]]. He states that [[Mount Lanakila]] was chosen because it is the same place where the island challenge is always completed and as a way to pay respect to the Solgaleo{{sup/7|SUS}}/Lunala{{sup/7|MUM}} because of its closeness to the Sun{{sup/7|SUS}}/Moon{{sup/7|MUM}}.
 
Generation VII follows in the footsteps of [[Pok%C3%A9mon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'s [[Delta Episode]] by expanding on the concept of parallel universes through the introduction of the [[Ultra Wormhole|Ultra Wormholes]], which lead to other worlds and universes. The existence of the [[Ultra Ruin]] and the events of [[Episode RR]] in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon further confirms the existence of alternate universes. While the Aether Foundaion may focus on the conservation of Pokémon, they also research Ultra Wormholes and the Ultra Beasts that come from them. The Ultra Beasts can be considered invasive species, as they are not native to the dimension that the Pokémon games take place in, mirroring the status of Pokémon like {{p|Yungoos}} and [[Meowth_(Pokémon)|Alolan Meowth]].
 
Throughout the games, there is a major focus on relationships, like the aforementioned Pokémon predator-prey relationships. [[Z-moves]] are said to be the physical manifestation of the bond between trainer and Pokémon, which is in a similar vein to [[Mega Evolution]]. The storylines of the Alolan games focus on the family running the Aether Foundation, with various characters centralizing on family or relationship-based issues: [[Lusamine]] is tormented by the loss of her husband, [[Mohn]], and becomes obsessed with protecting and giving her love to people and Pokémon who she deems are "worthy of her love". Her initial change in behavior is what drives to [[Lillie]] to steal [[Nebby]], and [[Gladion]] to take [[Type: Null (Pokémon)|Type: Null]] prior to the events of the games. She later becomes solely obsessed with {{p|Nihilego}}{{sup/7|SM}} or stronglywholeheartedly believes that she is the one who must protect Alola and its light from {{p|Necrozma}}{{sup/7|USUM}}. AfterShe makes amends after the events of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, sheby vowsvowing to stop "interfering" in her children's happiness, and afterduring meetinga interaction with an amnesiac Mohn, she sees him smile again and decides that it's better to letfor him goto withoutnot him knowingknow who he previously was.; HerGladion's initialmain changemotivations infor behaviorleaving priorAether toParadise theare: eventshelping ofto theprevent gameshis ismother whatfrom drivesusing to Lillie to steal [[Nebby]] and Gladion to take [[Type: Null (Pokémon)|Type: Null]]; Gladion is concerned with stopping his mother from openingopen Ultra Wormholes across Alola for the Ultra Beasts{{sup/7|SM}} or to become strong enough to protect Lusamine and Lilie, due to the disappearance of his father, Mohn{{sup/7|USUM}}. Throughout the story, he tries to become stronger without help from others, but learns to workingwork together with others, per Hau's advice, during the infiltration of Aether Paradise. He is later becomes deeply grateful to the player character for helping his mother and starts to grow a healthyfriendly rivalry towards Hau and the player character; andWhen Hau;the player first meets Lillie, she starts out as shy and reserved, but slowly becomes more confident in herself and her abilities and begins to learn about what everyday life outside of the Aether Paradise. In Sun and Moon, she goes to save her mother in the [[Ultra Deep Sea]] and finally gains the confidence to stand up to her mother regarding her recent behavior, while in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, she learns that despite not being a strong trainer that she can support and help those she cares about; [[Hau]] suffers from pressure to live up to his grandfather's name with him feeling that he is living in his shadow, but hopes to be as strong as his grandfahergrandfather; [[Guzma]] teams up with the Aether Foundation due to Lusamine being the only adult who has ever recognized him for his strength; and Team Skull consider themselves as a sort of family with [[Plumeria]] as a "bigger sister" figure and all the grunts as her "brothers and sisters".
 
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