Aether Foundation (Trainer class)

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Aether Foundation
エーテルざいだん Aether Foundation
Artwork from Sun and Moon
Other names
Introduced in Generation VII
Appears in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Gender Both
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Faba
Jessie, James, and Meowth (anime, SM046 - SM049)
Anime debut A Dream Encounter!
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut Homecoming and the Brilliant Professional Golfer (Adventures)

Aether Foundation (Japanese: エーテルざいだん Aether Foundation) is a type of Pokémon Trainer introduced in Generation VII. They are people who work for the Aether Foundation.

Most members of this Trainer class are Aether Foundation Employees battled outside of the main storyline at the Battle Tree and Battle Royal Dome, using distinctive names instead of simply being called "Employees". Faba also uses this Trainer class in most of his post-game battles. The Aether Foundation at the Battle Royal Dome exclusively use Water- and Grass-type Pokémon; however, those at the Battle Tree do not appear to specialize in anything. Faba himself is a known Psychic-type specialist.


In-battle models from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
VS models from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Overworld models from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

Trainer list

Pokémon Sun and Moon

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

See also:
List of Battle Royal Dome Trainers/Aether Foundation
List of Battle Tree Trainers/Aether Foundation

In the anime

File:Team Rocket trio Aether Foundation.png
Team Rocket as Aether Foundation Employees in the anime

An Aether Foundation Employee first appeared in A Dream Encounter!. Several other Employees appeared in Deceiving Appearances!, including Team Rocket, who had been personally hired by Faba to serve as his underlings. However, they resigned in Mission: Total Recall! upon finding out about Faba's plans to erase Lillie's memories, declaring that even they wouldn't stoop so low.

In The Professors' New Adventure!, Faba was revealed to have been demoted from his Branch Chief rank and having become Wicke's assistant.

In the manga

File:Aether Foundation Adventures.png
Aether Foundation in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Aether Foundation Employees appeared on a television commercial in Homecoming and the Brilliant Professional Golfer, where two Employees advertised their organization.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 以太基金會的 Yíhtaai Gēigāmwúi-dīk
Mandarin 以太基金會的 Yǐtài Jījīnhuì-de *
以太基金会 Yǐtài Jījīnhuì *
20px French Fondation Æther
20px German Æther Foundation
20px Italian Fondazione Æther
20px Korean 에테르재단 Aether Jaedan
20px Brazilian Portuguese Fundação Aether
20px Spanish Fundación Æther

President: Lusamine (animeMasters)
Branch Chiefs: Faba (anime) • Wicke
Lower members: Aether Foundation
Aether Foundation Employees
Former members: Gladion (Masters) • Lillie (Masters)
Ultra Guardians*: AshLanaKiaweLillie
Locations: Aether ParadiseAether House

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Alola Ace DuoAce TrainerActorUSUMAether Branch ChiefAether FoundationAether Foundation Employee
Aether PresidentAthletic SiblingsBackpackerBeautyBellhopBlack BeltCaptainCollectorCookDancer
Eevee UserElite FourEspeon UserFirefighterFishermanFlareon UserGAME FREAKGentlemanGlaceon User
Golf BuddiesGolferHikerHoneymoonersIsland KahunaJanitorJolteon UserKarate FamilyLassLeafeon User
MadameOffice WorkerPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon TrainerPolice OfficerPreschooler
PrincipalPunk GirlPunk GuyPunk PairReporterUSUMRising StarRising Star DuoScientistSightseer
SwimmerSwimmersSwimmer GirlsSylveon UserTeacherTeam AquaUSUMTeam FlareUSUMTeam GalacticUSUM
Team MagmaUSUMTeam PlasmaUSUMTeam SkullTeam Skull AdminTeam Skull BossTeam Skull Grunt
Trial GuideTwinsUmbreon UserVaporeon UserVeteranVeteran DuoWorkerYoungsterYouth Athlete
Capoeira CoupleUSUMDancing FamilyUSUMKantonian GymUSUMMaster & ApprenticeUSUM
Sparring PartnersUSUMSurferUSUMTeam Rainbow RocketUSUMTeam Rainbow Rocket GruntUSUM
Tourist CoupleUSUMUltra Forest KartenvoyUSUltra Recon SquadUSUM
Battle Tree, Battle Royal Dome, and Battle Agency only:
Battle LegendPokémon Center LadyPro Wrestler

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