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Sun & Moon Characters Speculation Thread

Discussion in 'Animé Spoilers' started by Sushi, Oct 29, 2016.

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  1. Sushi

    Sushi unspecified Staff Member Super Mod

    This is the new thread for the human cast of the upcoming Sun & Moon anime. Feel free to discuss potential cast dynamics, characters' personalities, roles, purposes, goals, etc. You can also discuss possible appearances and personalities of characters confirmed to appear in the SM games.

    Do NOT discuss who's going to catch what Pokémon! We have a separate thread for that.

    Also, please do not discuss the potential return of XY cast members or other previous characters here, unless and until we have solid evidence that they will make an appearance.


    Character Profiles (Translation by Dephender):

    Satoshi & Pikachu
    Satoshi: A 10 year old young boy that aims to become a Pokémon Master.
    He's experiencing school life for the first time in the Alola Region!

    Pikachu: Satoshi's first partner Pokémon and his greatest companion.

    The Rotom Zukan
    Leave everything Pokémon knowledge-related to it.
    This is a groundbreaking Pokémon Zukan which finishing touch was having a Rotom enter it.
    It speaks human language and assists Satoshi on his adventure.

    An Eievui that just became part of Suiren's family.
    It has the same hairstyle as her.
    It came from across the sea.
    It's full of energy and ends up using Tackle on all kinds of people and Pokémon.

    A mysterious Pokémon Satoshi picked up.
    Not even the Rotom Zukan has any data on it.
    It loves konpeito.

    A girl that loves Pokémon, but is unable to touch them for some reason.
    Her knowledge of Pokémon is top notch.

    He likes Fire type Pokémon.
    His family runs a farm, so he helps out there while also attending school.

    She likes Grass type Pokémon.
    She's an active girl who's also a bit of a scatterbrain.
    She helps out at the Aina Cafeteria her family runs by attracting customers to come in and eat.

    She likes Water type Pokémon.
    While she's usually quiet, she's actually a girl of action.
    She's the oldest of the three daughters of a fisherman.

    He likes Electric type Pokémon.
    A science nerd with a vast knowledge of technology.
    When he gets into something, he analyzes the subject very thoroughly.

    Professor Kukui
    A professor that studies Pokémon battling and moves. He is also the class' homeroom teacher.
    Satoshi lives at his house during his stay.

    Principal Okido
    The school's principal. The cousin of Professor Okido from the earlier series.
    He researches Pokémon that evolve in unique ways in Alola.

    The Rocket Gang
    Musashi, Kojiro, Nyarth and Sonansu
    An evil organization which goal is to get rare Pokémon, strong Pokémon, as well as Satoshi's Pikachu.

    Lilie's older brother.
    He left his house and is currently training to become stronger as a Trainer.

    She represents the Aether Foundation, and is also an excellent researcher.
    Lilie and Gladio's mother. She lives in Aether Paradise, the Aether Foundation's headquarters.

    An Aether Foundation admin.
    In charge of the Pokémon protection program.

    An Aether Foundation admin.
    Chief of the research department.

    Professor Burnet

    A professor researching the Ultra Holes.
    She's a close friend of Lusamine, and as such works with the Aether Foundation.
    She's also an acquaintance of Professor Kukui.
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  2. Soniman

    Soniman Break the Limit

    Im hoping Kiwae is a decent challenging "rival" to Ash, would love to have one of those again.

    Also hoping the writers have a solid plan for Lillie and have her character go somewhere from day 1
  3. Red and Blue

    Red and Blue Well-Known Member

    Still hoping Hau appears. If not during the school arc then afterwards
  4. U.N. Owen

    U.N. Owen In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night ...

    Good, now we can speculate on the Aether Foundation and Team Skull.
  5. Pokegirl Fan~

    Pokegirl Fan~ Anta Baka!

    Kiawe seems like he'll be a more serious rival if he is one.
  6. SkittleBox

    SkittleBox Fanfiction writer

    All I want is to know how they're gonna handle and explain the "Lillie can't touch Pokemon" thing. I just want to know why she can't.

    And perhaps Hau to appear and be a rival kind of guy to Ash. He looks like a fun guy to clash heads with.
  7. DankOverlord

    DankOverlord Komodo Dragons Rule!

    Probably because she's an UB
  8. mystic9899

    mystic9899 Pokemon fan

    i'm still confused as to why lillie can't touch pokemon. can she literally not touch them because something will happen, or is she just too scared to touch them? (similar to toby from the deoxys movie)
  9. Red and Blue

    Red and Blue Well-Known Member

    I'm honestly expecting the Lilie ultra beast theory to be a red herring. Might be another explaination why ultra beast resemble certain humans
  10. Pokegirl Fan~

    Pokegirl Fan~ Anta Baka!

    Maybe it's for a gag?
  11. SkittleBox

    SkittleBox Fanfiction writer

    It doesn't directly say she's necessarily scared of them, but maybe she could low-key fear them. Maybe something bad will happen to her if she touches a Pokemon. Maybe she's UB-01 in disguise and Ultra Beasts can't touch Pokemon.
  12. clbgolden12

    clbgolden12 Alolan (and soon to be Galarian) trainer

    Well, we've seen UB-02 charge at Tapu Koko, so I doubt it's that UBs can't touch Pokémon (and I doubt Lillie is UB-01 anyways).

    I think the Lillie can't touch Pokémon thing is that she's either scared or allergic to them. However, that doesn't explain why she has an Alola Vulpix...
  13. Xenon Blue

    Xenon Blue No Hard Feelings

    Ash: Well, he's Ash. I expect him to still be competent, but he will surely be enjoying his time here much more, at least for the start. Near the middle, he will start to take battling extremely seriously, eventually surpassing his past limit. He will have a mini-arc in which he gets far too overconfident and starts hurting his own Pokemon due to over-training. Despite this taking some confidence away from him, he will recover immediately and proceed to win the Alola league

    Rotomdex: I feel like this is going to be the character I will get so annoyed upon. Assuming he has a personality, he will be the type that tells Ash every little thing he is doing wrong while doing nothing to help him improve. I don't expect much from it, but it would be nice to have one or two fillers based on the Rotomdex.

    Lillie: I expect her to have a pretty deep backstory. What I want is for her to be Gladion's little sister, and their past made one of them becomes a psychopathic killing machine while the other became a person who is extremely scared of Pokemon. However if this is not the case, then her being the ultra beast is fine. By the end she needs to be able to touch Pokemon without hesitation and get her backstory cleaned up. Her personality will be very gentle and kind.

    Kiwawe: He will most likely be Ash's main rival, at least for the start. At first he will disrespect Ash greatly due to his quirky nature, but later on he will come to respect him as a really good trainer. I expect his goal to be similar to Ash's and the two will face in the Alola league, in which Ash wins. His personality is serious, yet he will get fired up when it comes to battle, like Ash.

    Mallow: She will be Ash's best friend. Despite her goal being to become a great chef, she is a capable battler. She respects Ash's battling skill greatly, and will contribute in helping Kiwawe notice Ash's skill. Her personality is very upbeat and hyper.

    Lana: Like Kiwawe, She believes Ash is not a great battler at all and thinks all Ash can do is talk high and mighty. She will eventually find Ash to be extremely skilled and starts admiring him. She doesn't have a specific goal other than to find a suitable job to have a living, and will stay that way until the end. She can be pretty sassy and is often sarcastic.

    Sophocles: After being jealous of Ash's skill as a trainer, Sophocles decides to train hard to beat him one day. He does talk a lot of smack about Ash in an attempt to get his attention, but Ash seems to not care at all. In the end, Sophocles gains enough skill for Ash to realize how far he has come, and starts respecting the mini-rivalry the two has. He gets triggered easily and is often seen doing things by himself.

    Kukui: He is the main mentor of Ash. Despite being a professor, he is shown to be extremely competent in battle, taking out Ash's Pikachu with his Rockruff in a convincing way. He is a natural strategist and will plan everything ahead beforehand. He sees the tension between Ash and Kiwawe, and takes responsibility in one day making the two a great, respectable rivalry. He will have a backstory of being a trainer when he was younger, managing to win the Alola league, but could not surpass the Alolan champion. He decides he had enough of battling and wanted to teach the next generation the art of battling. Ash will eventually surpass Kukui in terms of battling by developing his own strategy of using speed as the ultimate defense, which makes Kukui think that Ash will win the league for sure. He will have a relatively laid-back personality and is extremely chill.
  14. dp045

    dp045 Well-Known Member

    I just want to know that they will make the captains and Lillie while sharing screen because if you only stay for "extras" or background characters with one pokémon throughout the saga, the fandom is living comera ...
    Well, Kiawe might be the closest thing to a rival for Ash tengna but perhaps not much interaction with Ash and summarizing only about two or three battles.
    Mallow could be the closest to Ash and perhaps the older sister to act with all the rest.
    Sophocles and Lana perhaps be the least participation and perhaps relate have only one or two of the group but in fact we know almost nothing ofthem.
    Lillie I am afraid that will have the least interaction with others and especially with Ash with that of his fear of pokémon and, perhaps, some arc that invlocre the pre-evolution of Lunaala and ultra beasts.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2016
  15. SkittleBox

    SkittleBox Fanfiction writer

    I would assume that the Alolan Vulpix just follows her around. If she's actually allergic, that might explain why she doesn't like touching them. That would also be really sad in a world full of Pokemon.

    The only thing I want is the answer on why. Maybe UB-01 was modeled after her and created years ago and she got really scared of Pokemon?
  16. Navin

    Navin MALDREAD

    With 5 classmates, plus TR and Gladion (whom I speculate will be an Ash rival), the focus could be spread thin. XY did okay with a four man group + TR, but even then Clemont's role diminished as the series progressed. Think Lana and Sophocles might get the short end of the stick.
  17. dp045

    dp045 Well-Known Member

    I do not think Gladion is a rival of Ash, it is more could be that not even appear except in some arc involving the Team Skull and Aether, and even with it perhaps be handled as N but this being an antagonist by circumstances have meetings with Ash.
  18. Zoruagible

    Zoruagible Lover of underrated characters

    Kiawe and Gladion are definitely going to be rivals to Ash.
    Sophocles seems like he'd be a Tierno, always losing to Ash.

    That's what I think too. Which is fine by me as we already have Water/Electric specialists on the cast. And I don't really care for them either, Kiawe, Mallow, and Lillie are interesting.
  19. Mr.Munchlax

    Mr.Munchlax Thunder Trainer

    Wait, when was it confirmed that Gladion will appear in the anime?
  20. dp045

    dp045 Well-Known Member

    It's just speculation but maybe when you leave SM we could get an idea of what would be his participation in the anime. In the worst case it has the same fate as AZ or Cheren.
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