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Generation VII

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Alola thematic motif: (Cleanup: Previous contribution was also supposed to be a minor edit, too)
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}}.
Generation VII follows in the footsteps of [[Pok%C3%A9mon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'s [[Delta Episode]] by expanding on the concept of parallelalternate 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 FoundaionFoundation 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 wholeheartedly believes that she must protect Alola and its light from {{p|Necrozma}}{{sup/7|USUM}}. She makes amends after the events of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon by vowing to stop "interfering" in her children's happiness, and during an interaction with an amnesiac Mohn, she sees him smile again and decides that it's better for him to not know who he previously was;. Gladion's main motivations for leaving Aether Paradise are: helping to prevent his mother from using Nebby to open Ultra Wormholes across Alola{{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 work together, per Hau's advice, during the infiltration of Aether Paradise. He later becomes deeply grateful to the player character for helping his mother and starts to growgrowing a friendly rivalry towards Hau and the player character;. When the player first meets Lillie, she is shy and reserved, but, as the story progresses, she slowly becomesstarts to open up and become more confident in herself and her abilities. andShe beginsalso to learnlearns about how everyday life is outside of 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 grandfather;. [[Guzma]] teams up with the Aether Foundation due to Lusamine being the only adult who has ever recognized him for his strength;, andwhile the rest of 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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