* [[Akala Island]] grand trial (prior to ''[[SM001|Alola to New Adventure!]]''; received the [[Firium Z]])
* [[Poni Island]] trial (''[[SM107|Run, Heroes, Run!]]''; received the [[Flyinium Z]])
* Kiawe is the only male main character to have a known dead relative.
* Kiawe is the first of Ash's classmates to own a [[Z-Ring]] and [[Z Crystal]] and the only one to own one prior to the start of the series.