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* CasualDangerDialogue: Gives no attention the the Skull Grunts that are more or less threatening to mug him, which may remind veteran players of a similar incident with [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Rowan]].

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* CasualDangerDialogue: Gives no attention the the Skull Grunts that are more or less threatening to mug him, him in the first game, which may remind veteran players of a similar incident with [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Rowan]].



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: His battling pose, where he is leaning forward in a crouched position, makes it appear that he has a problem with part of his digestive system.



* NoSell: When members of Team Skull attempt to accost Ilima, he completely ignores them and continues his conversation with the protagonist.

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* NoSell: When members of Team Skull attempt to accost Ilima, Ilima in the first game, he completely ignores them and continues his conversation with the protagonist.


[[folder: Lana ''[-(Suiren)-]']]

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[[folder: Lana ''[-(Suiren)-]']]''[-(Suiren)-]'']]


!!Ilima

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!!Ilima!!Ilima (イリマ ''irima'')



[[folder: Lana]]
!!Lana (Suiren)

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[[folder: Lana]]
Lana ''[-(Suiren)-]']]
!!Lana (Suiren)/ Suiren (スイレン ''suiren'')



[[folder: Kiawe]]
!!Kiawe (Kaki)

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[[folder: Kiawe]]
Kiawe ''[-(Kaki)-]'']]
!!Kiawe (Kaki)/ Kaki (カキ ''kaki'')



[[folder: Mallow]]
!!Mallow (Mao)

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[[folder: Mallow]]
Mallow ''[-(Mao)-]'']]
!!Mallow (Mao)/ Mao (マオ ''mao'')



[[folder: Sophocles]]
!!Sophocles (Mamane)

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[[folder: Sophocles]]
Sophocles ''[-(Mamane)-]'']]
!!Sophocles (Mamane)/ Mamane (マーマネ ''maamane'')



!!Acerola

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!!Acerola!!Acerola (アセロラ ''aserora'')



[[folder: Mina]]
!!Mina (Matsurika)

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[[folder: Mina]]
Mina ''[-(Matsurika)-]'']]
!!Mina (Matsurika)/ Matsurika (マツリカ ''matsurika'')



!!Hala

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!!Hala!!Hala (ハラ ''hara'')



[[folder: Olivia]]
!!Olivia (Lychee)

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[[folder: Olivia]]
Olivia ''[-(Lychee)-]'']]
!!Olivia (Lychee)/ Lychee (ライチ ''raichi'')



[[folder: Nanu]]
!!Nanu (Kuchinashi)

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[[folder: Nanu]]
Nanu ''[-(Kuchinashi)-]'']]
!!Nanu (Kuchinashi)/ Kuchinashi (クチナシ ''kuchinashi'')



!!Hapu

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!!Hapu!!Hapu (ハプウ ''hapuu'')


* BossRush: In Mina's trial, the player is tasked with finding all seven Trial Captains and fight most of them. [[spoiler:It only takes place following Necrozma's defeat at Megalo Tower. Every Captain or whoever you fight in their stead gives you a coloured petal, and Mina will craft all seven into a rainbow flower that attracts her Totem to her house to fight you.]]

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* BossRush: In Mina's trial, the player is tasked with finding all seven Trial Captains and fight most of them. [[spoiler:It only takes place following Necrozma's defeat at Megalo Tower. Every Captain or whoever you fight in their stead gives you a coloured colored petal, and Mina will craft all seven into a rainbow flower that attracts her Totem to her house to fight you.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: As part of her faux-trial in ''Sun and Moon'', Mina requests that the player battle all of the trainers around Poni Gauntlet and then battle her afterwards. In ''Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon'', Mina has the player battle her as part of her trial. [[spoiler:Her musing about making a trial that involves picking flowers leads to the goal of her real trial being to fight all the Trial Captains and earn coloured petals from them.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: As part of her faux-trial in ''Sun and Moon'', Mina requests that the player battle all of the trainers around Poni Gauntlet and then battle her afterwards. In ''Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon'', Mina has the player battle her as part of her trial. [[spoiler:Her musing about making a trial that involves picking flowers leads to the goal of her real trial being to fight all the Trial Captains and earn coloured colored petals from them.]]



* StealthPun: Mina is spacey, disorganised, and more than a little out of it. She's ''away with the fairies''.

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* StealthPun: Mina is spacey, disorganised, disorganized, and more than a little out of it. She's ''away with the fairies''.



** To Nanu, in a way. Hala is described as "looking like a Kahuna", he is known in his island and he embodies what means being a Kahuna, proudly helping his people even with the slightlest problems. Nanu, on the other hand, never wanted to become a Kahuna, and his personality and actions don't seem to fit the job, preferring to be on his own and not liking intervening in his island's matters.

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** To Nanu, in a way. Hala is described as "looking like a Kahuna", he is known in his island and he embodies what means being a Kahuna, proudly helping his people even with the slightlest slightest problems. Nanu, on the other hand, never wanted to become a Kahuna, and his personality and actions don't seem to fit the job, preferring to be on his own and not liking intervening in his island's matters.



** To Hala. Hala is described as "looking like a Kahuna", he is known in his island and he embodies what means being a Kahuna, proudly helping his people even with the slightlest problems. Nanu, on the other hand, never wanted to become a Kahuna, and his personality and actions don't seem to fit the job, preferring to be on his own and not liking intervening in his island's matters.

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** To Hala. Hala is described as "looking like a Kahuna", he is known in his island and he embodies what means being a Kahuna, proudly helping his people even with the slightlest slightest problems. Nanu, on the other hand, never wanted to become a Kahuna, and his personality and actions don't seem to fit the job, preferring to be on his own and not liking intervening in his island's matters.


* PintSizedPowerhouse: The concept art makes a note of it that she's far stronger than her small size suggests. [[spoiler:In the photos featured in the credits sequence, she's shown fishing up a Wishiwashi in its School form, a Pokémon that collectively weighs 173 pounds.]]

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* PintSizedPowerhouse: The concept art makes a note of it that she's far stronger than her small size suggests. [[spoiler:In There's a photo in her house that apparently shows her at a younger age, reeling in a ''Wailord.'' [[spoiler:Additionally, in the photos featured in the credits sequence, sequence of ''Sun'' and ''Moon'', she's shown fishing up a Wishiwashi in its School form, a Pokémon that collectively weighs 173 pounds.]]



* StealthPun: Kiawe is a Fire-type Trainer. In ''Sun'' version, there is a cutscene where he loses his job at the Thrifty Megamart--i.e. he gets "fired".

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* StealthPun: Kiawe is a Fire-type Trainer. In the ''Sun'' version, there is and ''Ultra Sun'' versions, you cn see a cutscene where he loses his job at the Thrifty Megamart--i.e. he gets "fired".


* NotSoAboveItAll: Despite coming off gloomy, he is surprisingly not immune to silly antics himself, [[spoiler:such as doing his Z-Move dance from the trees during the final celebration]].

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* NotSoAboveItAll: Despite coming off gloomy, he is surprisingly not immune to silly antics himself, [[spoiler:such as doing his Z-Move dance from the trees during the final celebration]]. In the ''Ultra'' versions he even goes as far as joining the others on stage, and [[spoiler:it is Mina who does her Z-Move dance in secret]].

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* VagueAge: While all of them have to be somewhere in the range of 12 to 19, due to the requirements of being a Trial Captain, none of them have an ''exact'' age. With some of them, it's more obvious that they're kids (Acerola, Sophocles) but others, like Ilima, Kiawe and Mina are more confusing.


* SignatureMon: He uses a Smeargle to test you before his Trial. Afterwards, he shows his true signature Pokémon, a Gumshoos with a Normalium Z-Crystal in ''Sun'' and ''Moon'', or a Komala with a Normalium Z-Crystal in ''Ultra Sun'' and ''Ultra Moon''.



* WeaponOfChoice: He uses a Smeargle to test you before his Trial. Afterwards, he shows his true signature Pokémon, a Gumshoos with a Normalium Z-Crystal in ''Sun'' and ''Moon'', or a Komala with a Normalium Z-Crystal in ''Ultra Sun'' and ''Ultra Moon''.



* SignatureMon: Her Araquanid, which she uses to fight you at her house after her Trial is complete.



* WeaponOfChoice: Her Araquanid, which she uses to fight you at her house after her Trial is complete.



* SignatureMon: His Alolan Marowak, whom he studies dances with.



* WeaponOfChoice: His Alolan Marowak, whom he studies dances with.



* SignatureMon: Her Steenee, which she uses to fight you after her Trial is complete. [[spoiler:During rematches at the Battle Tree, it's evolved into a Tsareena]].



* WeaponOfChoice: Her Steenee, which she uses to fight you after her Trial is complete. [[spoiler:During rematches at the Battle Tree, it's evolved into a Tsareena]].



* SignatureMon: Alolan Golem is the last Pokémon on his roster during his battle with you at [[spoiler:the Pokémon League]], although all of his Pokémon are equally leveled. In various media, such as ''Sun and Moon''[='s=] credits and several trailers for ''Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon'', a Togedemaru can be seen with him.



* WeaponOfChoice: Alolan Golem is the last Pokémon on his roster during his battle with you at [[spoiler:the Pokémon League]], although all of his Pokémon are equally leveled. In various media, such as ''Sun and Moon''[='s=] credits and several trailers for ''Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon'', a Togedemaru can be seen with him.



* SignatureMon: Her Palossand is the Pokémon she chooses to give the Ghostium-Z [[spoiler:when you battle her as part of the Elite Four]].



* WeaponOfChoice: Her Palossand is the Pokémon she chooses to give the Ghostium-Z [[spoiler:when you battle her as part of the Elite Four]].



* SignatureMon: In her faux-trial at Poni Gauntlet after beating her the first time around, her Ribombee is holding the Fairium Z.



* WeaponOfChoice: In her faux-trial at Poni Gauntlet after beating her the first time around, her Ribombee is holding the Fairium Z.



* SignatureMon: Crabrawler during your first Grand Trial. It evolves into Crabominable to fight you in [[spoiler:the Alolan Pokémon League]].



* WeaponOfChoice: Crabrawler during your first Grand Trial. It evolves into Crabominable to fight you in [[spoiler:the Alolan Pokémon League]].



* SignatureMon: Her Lycanroc, which is in its Midnight Form no matter which version you play.



* WeaponOfChoice: Her Lycanroc, which is in its Midnight Form no matter which version you play.



* SignatureMon: Alolan Persian.



* WeaponOfChoice: Alolan Persian.



* SmugSmiler: Her main expression other than a serious look is a very satisfied looking smirk.

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* SignatureMon: Her Mudsdale, both as her main during her Grand Trial and during [[spoiler:your Pokémon League Title Defense]].
* SmugSmiler: Her main expression other than a serious look is a very satisfied looking smirk.



* WeaponOfChoice: Her Mudsdale, both as her main during her Grand Trial and during [[spoiler:your Pokémon League Title Defense]].

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly girl to Mallow's tomboy. Apart from her TrueBlueFemininity, her Z-Move dance is inspired by the hula, which looks rather graceful.


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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Lana's girly girl. Apart from her looks and her spicy cooking, her Z-Move dance is inspired by cheerleading, which looks a quite bit more energetic than Lana's hula-inspired Z-Move dance.


* BonusBoss: In S/M, the Captains themselves are optional fights, usually after beating the Grand Trial of whichever Kahuna they're under. The exceptions are Ilima, who battles you before his trial to see if you're ready, and [[spoiler:Acerola, who becomes a member of the Elite Four]] and thus is a mandatory story fight. Additionally, you can only challenge Kiawe in ''Sun'' while you can only challenge Mallow in ''Moon''. [[spoiler:Sophocles is one of the challengers for the Champion battle]]. However, in ''Ultra S/M'', Mina's trial has you battle her, Ilima again, either Mallow (US) or Lana (UM), Kiawe and Hiker David, and either Sophocles (US) or Nanu (UM) before you can face the Totem Pokemon.

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* BonusBoss: In S/M, the Captains themselves are optional fights, usually after beating the Grand Trial of whichever Kahuna they're under. The exceptions are Ilima, who battles you before his trial to see if you're ready, and [[spoiler:Acerola, who becomes a member of the Elite Four]] and thus is a mandatory story fight. Additionally, you can only challenge Kiawe in ''Sun'' while you can only challenge Mallow in ''Moon''. [[spoiler:Sophocles is one of the challengers for the Champion battle]]. However, in ''Ultra S/M'', Mina's trial has you battle her, Ilima again, either Mallow (US) or Lana (UM), Kiawe and Hiker David, and either Sophocles (US) or Nanu (UM) before you can face the Totem Pokemon.Pokémon.



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** Downplayed in ''VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndMoon''. [[spoiler:She tells you outright that you have to startle Wishiwashi into School Forme to awaken the totem Pokemon... but then you fight Totem Araquanid, which (allegedly) surprises Lana as well. She keeps her Red Gyarados joke afterwards, though Kyogre isn't mentioned this time. DoubleSubverted later when later dialogue reveals that Lana ''did'' in fact train the Totem Araquanid herself, and claimed she didn't know about it apparently to mess with you.]]

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** Downplayed in ''VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndMoon''. [[spoiler:She tells you outright that you have to startle Wishiwashi into School Forme to awaken the totem Pokemon...Totem Pokémon... but then you fight Totem Araquanid, which (allegedly) surprises Lana as well. She keeps her Red Gyarados joke afterwards, though Kyogre isn't mentioned this time. DoubleSubverted later when later dialogue reveals that Lana ''did'' in fact train the Totem Araquanid herself, and claimed she didn't know about it apparently to mess with you.]]



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* GetOut: Something during her trial in ''Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon'' causes her to start screaming this repeatedly, seemingly as a warning towards the player. [[spoiler:Turns out, it's an illusion possibly created by the Totem Pokemon, Mimikyu, as an intimidation tactic.]]

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* GetOut: Something during her trial in ''Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon'' causes her to start screaming this repeatedly, seemingly as a warning towards the player. [[spoiler:Turns out, it's an illusion possibly created by the Totem Pokemon, Pokémon, Mimikyu, as an intimidation tactic.]]



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* TokenWhite: The only kahuna who doesn't appear to be of native Alolan descent (though given the franchise's love of {{Mukokuseki}}, he might be intended to be the Pokemon world's equivalent of Asian rather than Caucasian.)

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* TokenWhite: The only kahuna who doesn't appear to be of native Alolan descent (though given the franchise's love of {{Mukokuseki}}, he might be intended to be the Pokemon world's Pokémon World's equivalent of Asian rather than Caucasian.)

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* AdaptationalModesty: She keeps her regular rather skimpy outfit in the anime, but always wears a jacket over it (even when swimming in the ocean). Oddly, said jacket doesn't really hide much of anything.


* StoutStrength: Hala can fight against a ''Bewear'' despite his giant pot-belly.
* SumoWrestling: He's said to practice "Alolan-stylized" sumo wrestling.

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* StoutStrength: Hala can fight against a ''Bewear'' Bewear ''for a week'' despite his giant pot-belly.
noticeable girth.
* SumoWrestling: He's said to practice "Alolan-stylized" sumo wrestling.wrestling, and his clothing is befitting of the sport.

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* TheCameo: [[spoiler:A younger version of Mina appears in ''Let's Go!'' as a one-off trainer who appears at the dock after the S.S. Anne departs from Vermilion City.]]


* CripplingOverspecialization: Given she specializes in the Fairy Type, it's rather concerning that [[spoiler:she only uses Kantonian Pokémon during her battle in ''Let's Go'', of which there are only six Fairy Types in the entire Pokédex (including Alolan Ninetales)]].

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* CripplingOverspecialization: Given she specializes in the Fairy Type, it's rather concerning that [[spoiler:she only uses Kantonian Pokémon during in the Kanto Dex when you challenge her battle in ''Let's Go'', Go!'', of which there are only six Fairy Types in the entire Pokédex (including Alolan Ninetales)]].


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* GirlishPigtails: Her hair is tied up in loose-hanging pigtails [[spoiler:when you meet her in ''Let's Go!'']].

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* CripplingOverspecialization: Given she specializes in the Fairy Type, it's rather concerning that [[spoiler:she only uses Kantonian Pokémon during her battle in ''Let's Go'', of which there are only six Fairy Types in the entire Pokédex (including Alolan Ninetales)]].

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