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Alola thematic motif
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 ways of life are centered in nature, as are the areas they inhabit; major examples of this 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 around 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}}. 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, {{g|Sun and Moon|s}} were named with the idea of the revolutions of the sun and the moon in mind, and how they influence life on the Earth, as a way to "celebrate life" and 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 deities|guardian deities]] 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 to "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 has always finished, 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}}.