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.

Most developed Pokemon character that ever existed. I felt so emotional about Lillie and I want her to return someday..

Also I added more pictures of Lillie from the anime a while back, it would be nice if people voted for more than one of them because the official artwork doesn't suit as much since we know what she's like now.

Overall I think the Rivals/Friends/PeopleJustToBeThere lately has been lacking development. I think in Sun and Moon, they have definitely made an improvement, especially with Lillie. She had a lot of screen time, character development, personality, and overall without her, Sun and Moon would drastically play differently. I usually think why she was hiding the Cosmog in the first place, as unlike any other Pokemon game, I have no idea what is going to happen next. Another thing that makes her more unique is that halfway through the story, she changes her appearance, which has never happened in a Pokemon game ever. She also never battled with you, and doesn't like to do or see battles. She also has good character development in the anime as well, but we are nowhere near the ending of the Sun and Moon anime, so we will just have to wait and see.

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)

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!

The edgy emo character Pokemon fans have always wanted. He is literally the best, and I just love him. Probably too much to be considered healthy...
He also reminds me of Yurio from Yuri! On ice... Just saying

The edgelord himself is only at 4? how can that be! either way, I adore gladion, as he's just such a great character. he always fought for justice, and his interactions with literally all of the characters in the game are unique and memorable

Why is he so... edgy?

(yes I KNOW it's a stupid question.)

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

Eh, she's okay. Being a female villain kind of reminds me of Carlota (Some of you, or almost everyone, might not know that character) from En Nombre Del Amor. She looked awful (to be honest) when she was acting evil. Other than that, she's okay. Not good, not bad, but okay.

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.

Lusamine is a total devil and tyrant and a terrible mom, how can you guys like her? You obviously don't care about children being treated bad and child abuse and Lillie. U should be more considerate. :P

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.

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's the best besides he's the one that gives u your pokemon!

The best Pokemon professor ever created.

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

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.

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.

Guzma is one of my favorite characters becuase of how much he changes during the game storyline I like how strong he is and his personality, but he's also rude sometimes.

One of the most funniest Pokemon villans ever and so underratted with his battle theme being one of my best OSTS in the Pokemon Franchise. Also "ITS YA BOI GUZMA" never gets old.

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

6 Hau Hau is a fictional character introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. He is the grandson of the Island Kahuna for Melemele Island, Hala. He serves as the rival character and ally to the player in Pokémon Sun and Moon.

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.

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

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! "

She's not much older than the player character or is the same age as Gladion. (around 13-15). She has a grandmother who's alive and that wouldn't be possible if she's 30.

Secret. She have 30 age. Is wonder woman!

At first I thought she was a guy...

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

Not even OU.

Wouldn't use again.

Owls are birds from the order Strigiformes, which includes about 200 species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision, binaural hearing, sharp talons, and feathers adapted for silent flight. Exceptions include the diurnal northern hawk-owl and the gregarious burrowing owl.

Owls hunt mostly small mammals, insects, and other birds, although a few species specialize in hunting fish. They are found in all regions of the Earth except Antarctica and some remote islands.

Owls are divided into two families: the Strigidae family of true (or typical) owls; and the Tytonidae family of barn-owls.

9 Nanu

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.

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

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.

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 ...more

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
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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.

Very kawaii and powerful

12 Hala

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.

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.

God, I hate this person...

The Jolly Old Fat Man lol.

13 Kiawe

Most serious trial captain with the funniest trial.

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

I wish he ended up being one of the elite four

He be fired up

14 Nebby

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

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

All hail the king

"GET IN THE BAG NEBBY! "

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.

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*

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.

16 Mallow

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.

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.

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

I'm like Mallow because she's just a very nice character with a peculiar taste for food. I'm very suprised that she's only 22nd. that's Bullspit!

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

WHY IS SHE IN 19TH PLACE AND POPPLIO IS IN 20TH?! THEY ARE MY ROLE MODELS THAT IS WHY I LOVE WATER TYPES! #I SHALL KILL YOU ALL

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

Why does everybody hate popplio? I mean I'd choose litten over this but why do people love rowlet so much oh yea he is round #poppliodefensesquad4lyfe

Turns into a majestic water fairy!

#PopplioDefenseSquad4Life

#PopplioDefenseSquad4Life!

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.

She/he is sooo adorable she/he was my first pokemon on the sun game. Then he/she evolved into torracat! Please tell me what comes next in evelution. Look at rowlets evelution it's sooo wired! And popilio has a ball stuck to its nose that horrid why would they make a pokemon like that! I swear when they were making Litten they said '' ok, let's make a pokemon everyone will go awe at! '' Get Litten in it game and vote for her/him! WOO cuties go!

This needs to be higher on the list because litten is cuter than popplio and rowlet.

Litten is the best fire type starter

Strong cute and funny

23 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.

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

He is just the best trainer lol.

He has pikachu and is awesome

Ash is main cracker you noobs

24 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.

25 Olivia

She is a very encouraging character in my opinion.

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