Faba conveniently found the Donut shop, and recruited the TRio to become AF employees. Seemed pretty weird tbh.
K right so I haven't watched the episode but can I gush at that Lillie screenshot for a moment? Like one of the problems I have with this anime is that the style is very hit-and-miss - either it can look amazing or not work at all imo, but this is one of the amazing ones. Like the shading on Lillie looks amazing, the overall aesthetic looks gorgeous, and the background is flat-out stunning.
Keep in mind, Faba might have psychic types in the anime. If so then maybe he had one of his Pokemon erase Lillie's memories and her fears are a side effect of the mind wipe.
That purpose wouldn't make much sense though. Lillie's fear has never impeded her from wanting to be around pokemon, its focused only on touching or being touched by them. Seems a lot more likely something traumatic happened that involved a pokemon touching her, and she blocked out the memory due to the trauma (or had it blocked by someone else) but the fear remained.Maybe her fear has been implanted to make sure she won't snoop around any other experiments that involves Pokemon.