Best Characters from the Pokemon Sun and Moon Video Games

The Top Ten

1 Lillie Lillie is a fictional character introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. She serves as one of the player character's allies and traveling companions during the course of the game.

Arguably goes through more character development than any of the other pokegirls combined. It's hilarious to me that she originally started out by appearing as n assistant to the very good Professor Kukui. But then as the plot goes on, her role becomes deeper, thicker. She becomes the breakout character. The deuteragonist of your very story. Going through the final island together with her was a very highly cherishable memory.

Seriously Lillie starts at being terrified of Pokémon and ends battling in the alola Pokémon league and going to find her dad she learns so much (Oh and this is not about Lillie I am just saying that whoever votes for Guzma is EVIL and CRAZY)

Most developed character to exist in the games by far. Can do the exact same for the anime.

I don't really care for S/M but I love her so much

2 Gladion Gladion is a fictional character introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. He works for Team Skull. He serves as a rival character to the player in Pokémon Sun and Moon.

One quote he says ("Were not enemies anymore but were not friends either."That is what I wanted for so long a rival that's no stupid or your friend! But Brendan mostly in OR is great to! And also lil Wally glad he returned in the Battle Tree!

I have the biggest crush on Gladion help

Man I love this guy's battle theme

There's my edgy boi

3 Lusamine Lusamine is a fictional character introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. She is the head of the Aether Foundation.

She was an really disappointing villain. She was too similar to Ghetsis. Also she's a furry. But in a design standpoint, She's beautiful.

The greatest villain in the franchises history. A hauntingly beautiful battle theme for both of the battles. So absolutely positively mentally insane that she basically makes Lysandre look like a Saint. Heck. Not even Ghetais can compare.

Shes also the worst mother ever. Still my favorite antagonist in ANY game and it's nice to see her making a stand for the girls! - Absolite

She was actually the first female villan team leader and female antagonist to ever battle in the game under the 'Aether President' class and didn't just battle the Trainer alongside her Pokemon for simply him/her meddling with her plans.

Words cannot explain how magnificent she is.

4 Professor Kukui Professor Kukui is a fictional character introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. He is a Pokémon Professor from the Alola region, as well as the founder of Alola's Pokémon League.

Lusamine may have been the most terrifying.
Lillie may have been the most heartwarming.
But ya wanna know what this very guy was? Or no?

Pure inspiration.

That is what he was.

Honestly, he's most definitely the best professor that we have ever seen yet. He wasn't just handing out Pokemon, he built a new League from the ground up. In the best possible setting. The blood, sweat, hard work, and passion that he poured into his goals, the lessons that he taught you. THE FACT THAT HE ACTUALLY BATTLES UNLIKE MOST OF THE OTHER POKEMON PROFESSORS. Everything about him is nothing but pure awesomeness.

He teaches you the value of love between Pokemon and Trainer, the value of moves, the value of choosing the very moves together, to dream big by building your very own brand new Pokemon league on a peak. He teaches you to be brave, he teaches you to be strong.

And it all culminates in an epic battle while you come at him with everything that you have ...more

HE IS AWESOME AND COOL AND HOT. but to me he is a kindness person and strong and brave and loyal ok but HE IS MY FAVORITE#Kukui4EVER

The best Pokemon professor ever created.

I personally hate him

5 Guzma Guzma is a fictional character introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. He is the leader of Team Skull. He specializes in Bug-type Pokémon.

He gave just a breath of clean air. Honestly he beats all other leaders. Also he's crazy. Why not?

I fell in love with Team Skull at the first sight, and this guy is the most Team Skull you can get.

Considering how many villain team leaders we had that try to destroy the world and some crap, Guzma is a fresh of breath air. He's hilarious and just a fun character in general. I also like how he's a foil to Lusamine in every way.

At least we went to a spooky place because of him

6 Hau

Honestly I love Hau. He is so cute and energetic and I wish I could just kiss him.

He and Half are among the most cheerful characters ever in my opinion.

"Hau" did Hau become the champion? #puns

If he doesn't appear in the anime, I'll be sad. I can see great interactions between him and Ash, oh and if they give Hau a relationship with Gladion like in the games, that would be great too.

7 Hapu

Definitely my favorite of the captain's and Kahuna's aside from Hala. She was most definitely one of the driving points of Lillie's character arc. Also, her very battle is likely probably the second most difficult fight in the game from my experience. Topped only by Totem Mimikyu from my experience.

Secret. She have 30 age. Is wonder woman!

At first I thought she was a guy...

Best of bests

8 Rowlet Rowlet, known in Japan as Mokuroh, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Uh This pokemon plays no particular role in the games

He was my starter Pokemon and I loved him!

Loaf it it's so cute


9 Nanu

By far my favorite Kahuna. Chill and relaxed but has an interesting back story as well.

He's the opposite of outlandish (at first), and you don't see that very often in pokemon, but he plays it off so well. He's my fave kahuna and I have tons of respect for him. Hope to see him do more in the Ultras.

I was actually initially going to include him but he ended up getting beaten out by both Acerola and Then Olivia for me in the end.

Most relatable character that actually uses his head. Definitely my favorite character.

10 Plumeria Plumeria is a fictional character introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. She is an Admin of Team Skull. She is considered the "big sister" of the team, due to how she runs operations strictly but also cares for her underlings. She specializes in Poison-type Pokémon.

Is she the poison trial captain or kahuna? why so much poison

I adore Plumeria.She nearly killed Bryony Rain(Primarina) but I forgive her because of her character.She seems like a boring team skull admin but she is the only admin and was quite developed and can get serious.Her reformation was cool and she gave us a z-crystal of poisonium z.I have used that sometimes.Also,she is a champion defense fight.That is epic.I love Plumeria's character development although it was subtle.
Ribombee Plays

Ribombee has a point,while her development was small and all she is really is an admin,in Scary House,you find her bedroom and learn more about her.She owns a lot of makeup and Lapras and Skitty dolls can be seen on her bed.This shows she is a little girly.Also,I think Guzma actually is crushing on Plumeria.If I was a make,I would make my player character crush on her or Lillie after Lusamine battle.But instead my character crushes on Gladion.I made my female X and Y character crush on Calem ever since she first laid eyes on him,ditto with Moon and(eventually) May with Brendon when I get Oral.Plumeria is also really caring.I say this because when you first meet her,she says she will fight you because you beat up her siblings(with no sweat).She nearly killed my Primarina Max(I used to traditionally name my starters Max but I won't as it's repetitive) and is really strong.Also,she is the only admin.At least there isn't a lit of main team skull bosses *cough Team Flare cough* but ...more

The Newcomers

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? Pikachu Pikachu are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation.

The Contenders

11 Acerola

She becomes very close to you within a very short amount of time. Also the most annoyingly difficult of the elite four battles. Can you please stop using confuse ray? I mean like, seriously.

She is really cute and has one of the best design. Also her being a ghost trainer gain some points. She should be the champion

She's not the best. She is my favorite, though. Such a nice character.

All hail Queen Acerola!

12 Hala

I didn't expect him to be as cheerful and happy as his grandson, but I'm glad he's not a wise man stereotype that I feared he would be.

The Jolly Old Fat Man lol.

My new favorite E4 Member. Ever. Along with Professor Kukui, he is basically the one who started your adventure. He's just so darn upbeat and cheerful.

God, I hate this person...

13 Kiawe

I wish he ended up being one of the elite four

Most serious trial captain with the funniest trial.

He be fired up

I beat Salazzle with my team no problem! It was so easy!

14 Nebby

Well, it makes sense. It HAS a name, so... personality.

All hail the king

The meme "Nebby get in the bag" is really funny


15 The Protagonist

Saved lives? Check.
Became Champion? Check.
Took down 2 evil organizations at the same time? Check.
One hit KOed the hardest trial? (Not Canon but I did) Check.
Saved their friend from her mom's company twice? Check.
Beat some of the strongest trainers ever inside of a treehouse? Check.
Has the same blank face expression? Check.
Collects Pokemon without a national Dex? Check.
Has a Shiny Minior? Check.
Defeated every single villain literally possible? Check.
Conquered the corrupted being of light capable of anything? Check.
Still has time to play Pokemon lets go? Check.
Is almost done with world of light? Check.
Exists? Check.
Is cherishing the time that his Pokemon game is the newest? Check.

You know, for the first time, I actually felt like my game avatar had personality in a Pokemon game. It's especially expressed a lot when you perform a Z-Move.

Yeah, you are given a lot more opportunities and options to talk and answer somebody's questions or maybe just simply reply to either them or the situation, and since they don't penalize you for choosing the negative answer all that much, its less scripted and your not actually forced to answer a very specific thing. Therefore, your protagonist has much more of a personality because well you can just go on ahead and build that very personality all by yourself. - HeavyDonkeyKong


Lillie:, my mother is an evil psychopath, I'm being hunted down by an even more psychotic PETA, and the world is gonna end by the hands of an evil jellyfish!
Player: *stares and smiles*

16 Mallow

Mallow is clearly one of the sweetest people on Akala Island and has the better trial than any other trials on Akala. She is pretty and a good cook. She deserves to be at least from 10 to 15.

Mallow? Huh. Where have I heard that before. Oh, well I'll just play on my SNES. (Mario RPG Logo Appears) wait a minute...what if the Mallow in Pokemon died to become the Mario RPG Mallow. Write this down, the Mallow conspiracy theory.

Literally the best. Who doesn't love a girl who cooks.

... Passable. Makes sense, at least gave me SOME reason to use the mount...

17 Wicke

Why does my waifu have no image of her

18 Mina

She's cute in her own way and just seems like the most relaxed trial captain. Woah, I think I'm high!

My spirit animal

I instantly became attatched to her

19 Lana

Lana is a cute character I wish she was featured more though!

Lana with ash mallow with kawaii



20 Popplio Popplio, known in Japan as Ashimari, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Turns into a majestic water fairy!




21 Ilima

I like Ilima. He is kind and caring and he commands his Pokémon ever so politely. He's shy but still a good character to instantly fall in love with.

Stupid raticate.

22 Litten Litten, known in Japan as Nyabby, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Strong cute and funny

Litten is the best fire type starter

favorite starter

Have two littens

23 Mimikyu Mimikyu is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. It is a Ghost and Fairy type whose ability, disguise, allows it to take one hit without taking damage

Mimikyu is SO KAWAII! I love how it seems kinda spooky, but just wants to be loved like Pikachu. I got a level 1 Mimikyu in a Wonder Trade and felt so sad for it. Now, it's lv. 98 and a big part of my competitive team.

24 Ash Ketchum Ash Ketchum, known as Satoshi in Japan, is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo. Ash is training to be a Pokemon Master, with his buddy Pikachu. Ash tries to stop the evil Team Rocket from stealing his Pikachu.

He has pikachu and is awesome

Video GAMES! Not the anime.

Ash is main cracker you noobs

Mega kool only thing bad is no silvaly
Electro ball is over powers

25 Olivia

She is a very encouraging character in my opinion.

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