My brother’s finished his Yu-Gi-Oh marathon. Now he’s moved onto a Pokemon marathon…

  1. Mina’s name means ‘jasmine’

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  2. Lana is the only Trial Captain who doesn’t keep her Pokemon in Ultra Balls

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  3. Kiawe in the games has been fired from his part-time job. But in the manga Kiawe works part-time at Thrifty Megamart so that he can save up enough money to study fire dancing abroad

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  4. Ilima is 165cm tall

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  5. Mallow’s name comes from the word ‘mallow’ (shocking, I know). Mallow is a family of plants that includes cotton and this also explains why her Japanese name is Mao, which is from the Hawaiian word ‘ma’o,’ meaning ‘cotton’

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  6. Sophocles is the only Trial Captain in the game to not give the player a set of Poke Balls after they complete his trial

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  7. As it turns out, Acerola isn’t actually related to Nanu, whom she calls ‘uncle.’ It’s explained in the Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon: The Official Strategy Guide that Acerola calls Nanu this as a term of endearment and to show how close she is to Nanu

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