Trial Captain

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A Trial Captain (Japanese: キャプテン Captain) is a person who designs and presides over a certain island challenge trial and gives guidance to participating Trainers. All of the Trial Captains have previously completed their own island challenge a few years prior. They retire from their position when they turn 20.[1] Like Gym Leaders, they specialize in certain types of Pokémon. They can be identified by the flower-shaped adornment they wear someplace on their bodies, each with a different colored jewel to represent their specialized type. In Pokémon Sun and Moon, there are seven Trial Captains who each preside over a trial in the island challenge, although as shown by the Vast Poni Canyon trial, a trial can exist in a functional form without a Captain to preside over it.

Normally, Captains are chosen by the island's Kahuna. However, in special circumstances, they may be chosen by the previous Captain, as was the case when Molayne chose Sophocles to succeed him after retiring.

All Trial Captains keep their Pokémon in Ultra Balls, with the exception of Lana, who uses Net Balls instead.

List of Trial Captains

Melemele Island

Melemele Island
Trial Captain
Japanese
Location
Japanese
Type Totem Pokémon Ally Pokémon
 
Ilima
イリマ Ilima
Verdant Cavern
茂みの洞窟
Verdant Cavern
 
Normal
 
GumshoosSUS
 
YungoosSUS
 
Alolan RaticateMUM
 
Alolan RattataMUM

Akala Island

Akala Island
Trial Captain
Japanese
Location
Japanese
Type Totem Pokémon Ally Pokémon
 
Lana
スイレン Suiren
Brooklet Hill
せせらぎの丘
Brooklet Hill
 
Water
 
Wishiwashi
(School Form)SM
 
WishiwashiSM
 
AlomomolaSM
 
AraquanidUSUM
 
DewpiderUSUM
 
MasquerainUSUM
 
Kiawe
カキ Kaki
Wela Volcano Park
ヴェラ火山公園
Wela Volcano Park
 
Fire
 
SalazzleSM
 
SalanditSM
 
Alolan MarowakUSUM
 
SalazzleUSUM
 
Mallow
マオ Mao
Lush Jungle
シェードジャングル
Shade Jungle
 
Grass
 
Lurantis
 
TrumbeakSM
 
CastformSM
 
ComfeyUSUM
 
KecleonUSUM

Ula'ula Island

Ula'ula Island
Trial Captain
Japanese
Location
Japanese
Type Totem Pokémon Ally Pokémon
 
Sophocles
マーマネ Mamane
Hokulani Observatory
ホクラニ天文台
Hōkūlani Observatory
 
Electric
 
VikavoltSM
 
CharjabugSM
 
CharjabugSM
 
TogedemaruUSUM
 
SkarmoryUSUM
 
DedenneUSUM
 
Acerola
アセロラ Acerola
Thrifty Megamart (Abandoned Site)
スーパー・メガやす 跡地
Supermarket Megacheap (Abandoned Site)
 
Ghost
 
Mimikyu
 
HaunterSM
 
GengarSM
 
BanetteUSUM
 
JellicentUSUM

Poni Island

Poni Island
Trial Captain
Japanese
Location
Japanese
Type Totem Pokémon Ally Pokémon
 
Mina
マツリカ Matsurika
NoneSM  
Fairy
NoneSM NoneSM
Seafolk Village
海の民の村
Seafolk Village
USUM
 
RibombeeUSUM
 
BlisseyUSUM
 
PelipperUSUM

In the anime

In the anime, trialgoers can freely challenge a Totem Pokémon without having someone to supervise them. As a result, trials are not presided by Trial Captains. However, Lana, Kiawe, Sophocles, and Mallow have appeared as students of the Pokémon School and classmates of Ash. They all debuted in Alola to New Adventure!.

Ilima debuted in Turning Heads and Training Hard! as a graduate of the Pokémon School.

Acerola debuted in Why Not Give Me a Z-Ring Sometime? as a girl living in a library on Ula'ula Island. Like in the games, she has a close relationship with Nanu. She also provided support for Ash with his Ula'ula Island grand trial.

Mina debuted in The Shape of Love to Come! as a wandering artist. With the assistance of her Ribombee, Mina can detect the emotions of both humans and Pokémon.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Lana, Kiawe, and Mallow are the first Trial Captains to appear in Pokémon Adventures, debuting in Going Ashore and Neighboring Akala Island. The three are initially reluctant to recognize Sun as a trialgoer, but soon Sun and Kiawe bond with each other upon learning that both of them have the same goal of saving money for a certain purpose. Lana, still unconvinced, leads Sun to Brooklet Hill for her trial. Eventually Sun manages to complete Lana's trial by calming the local Totem Pokémon, earning her respect.

While Sun and Lana travel to Brooklet Hill, Moon and Mallow head to Lush Jungle to find the special Mirage Berry meant to be delivered for the guardian deities of Alola. After witnessing a Xurkitree battling Tapu Lele in the sky above the forest, the two start searching for the Mirage Berry, which they eventually find with the help of the local wild Pokémon.

Later, after Professor Kukui's boat is attacked by a wild Bruxish, Sun and Moon are saved and brought to the Aether House, where they meet Trial Captain Acerola, who tasks Sun with clearing her trial at the Thrifty Megamart. Sun eventually clears the trial by befriending the local Totem Pokémon, a Mimikyu, which he even catches and adds to his team.

Ilima, the sole Trial Captain of Melemele Island, later joins Acerola, the Trial Captains of Akala, and Hau in traveling to Po Town to talk with Team Skull. However, when they arrive at Team Skull's base, they are surrounded and attacked by a group of Ultra Beasts, which are soon revealed to have been summoned by a Cosmog in Guzma's possession. The Ultra Beasts eventually break out of Po Town and start rampaging around Ula'ula Island, forcing Molayne and Sophocles to start evacuating people to the Hokulani Observatory.

Six months after Ultra Beasts had started to appear in Alola, Mina, the some Trial Captain of Poni Island, finally answers the call to join the other Captains and joins them on Exeggutor Island. Later, after the Trial Captains finish their training on Exeggutor Island, they move to Hokulani Observatory, from which they detect an Ultra Wormhole opening above Mount Lanakila. When they attempt to travel there to investigate, they are attacked by an army of Ultra Beasts commanded by Aether Foundation Employees. By combining their Z-Moves, the Trial Captains are able to defeat all the Ultra Beasts.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 隊長 Deuihjéung
Mandarin 隊長 / 队长 Duìzhǎng
  Czech Kapitán zkoušek*
Kapitán ()
Kapitánka ()
  Dutch Aanvoerder van de proef
Trialkapitein
  French Capitaine d'Épreuve
  German Captain
  Hungarian Próba Kapitány
  Italian Capitano
  Korean 캡틴 Kaeptin
  Portuguese Capitão de prova ()
Capitã de prova ()
  Russian Капитан испытания Kapitan ispytaniya
  Spanish Capitán ()
Capitana ()


See also

References

  1. Mallow: "I mean, we have to move on from being captains when we turn 20 anyway." (Pokémon Moon)


Trial Captains and Island Kahunas of the Alola region
Verdant Cavern
 
Ilima
Brooklet Hill
 
Lana
Wela Volcano Park
 
Kiawe
Lush Jungle
 
Mallow
Hokulani Observatory
 
Sophocles
Thrifty Megamart
 
Acerola
Seafolk Village
 
Mina
Melemele Island
 
Hala
Akala Island
 
Olivia
Ula'ula Island
 
Nanu
Poni Island
 
Hapu


Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Alola Ace DuoAce TrainerActorUSUMAether Branch ChiefAether FoundationAether Foundation Employee
Aether PresidentAthletic SiblingsBackpackerBeautyBellhopBlack BeltCaptainCollectorCookDancer
Eevee UserElite FourEspeon UserFirefighterFishermanFlareon UserGAME FREAKGentlemanGlaceon User
Golf BuddiesGolferHikerHoneymoonersIsland KahunaJanitorJolteon UserKarate FamilyLassLeafeon User
MadameOffice WorkerPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon TrainerPolice OfficerPreschooler
PrincipalPunk GirlPunk GuyPunk PairReporterUSUMRising StarRising Star DuoScientistSightseer
SwimmerSwimmersSwimmer GirlsSylveon UserTeacherTeam AquaUSUMTeam FlareUSUMTeam GalacticUSUM
Team MagmaUSUMTeam PlasmaUSUMTeam SkullTeam Skull AdminTeam Skull BossTeam Skull Grunt
Trial GuideTwinsUmbreon UserVaporeon UserVeteranVeteran DuoWorkerYoungsterYouth Athlete
Capoeira CoupleUSUMDancing FamilyUSUMKantonian GymUSUMMaster & ApprenticeUSUM
Sparring PartnersUSUMSurferUSUMTeam Rainbow RocketUSUMTeam Rainbow Rocket GruntUSUM
Tourist CoupleUSUMUltra Forest KartenvoyUSUltra Recon SquadUSUM
Battle Tree, Battle Royal Dome, and Battle Agency only:
Battle LegendPokémon Center LadyPro Wrestler


Non-player characters in the core series games
Alola Professor KukuiMomLillieNebbyHauRotomProfessor BurnetMolayneSamson OakRyukiMohn
RedBlueWallyCynthiaGrimsleyColressSinaDexioLookerAnabelMorimotoIwao
Team SkullAether FoundationUltra Recon SquadTeam Rainbow Rocket
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