Like with Pokémon's previous iterations, this game has various people dotted around the region who have the ability to aid you in various ways. This page is to detail those characters

Name Rater

Location: Heahea City

Within the Tourist Bureau in Heahea City, you will find an elderly man. He has the ability to change the nickname of any of your Pokémon to anything you desire. However, he does not have the ability to do this to Pokémon you have received in trades or from events.


Location: Konikoni City

Within the market in Konikoni City, you will find a character who is willing to give your Pokémon a special Lomi lomi massage. This can be done once per day and will boost a Pokémon's happiness.

Happiness Checker

Location: Konikoni City

Within the market in Konikoni City, you will find a character who will tell you about your Pokémon's happiness through specific set statements.

Statement Values
My! It feels incredibly close to you! Nothing makes it happier than being with you! 250+
You clearly love your Pokémon, and you must spend a lot of time together. 200-249
Hm. I’d say that you and Pokémon have the potential to be an even greater combo. 150-199
Hmmm. I feels friendly toward you. At least a little... 100-149
Hmmm... I’d say that you and your Pokémon still have a long way to go. 50-89
What is going on here? Do you let it get knocked out a lot in battles or something? This is bad. 1-49
Oh dear. You must be a merciless Trainer... Do you use Frustration or just not know better? 0
Effort Values

Location: Royal Avenue

Despite the fact you can now check EVs through the Pokémon's status screen, there is a person in the Battle Royal Dome who will check if you have maxed your Pokémon's Effort Values. If you have, she will give you the Effort Ribbon.

Move Reminder

Location: Mount Lanakila

The Move Reminder is possibly one of the most important Move Tutors in the game. Located in Mount Lanakila's Pokémon Center on Ula'ula Island, this character will teach your Pokémon a move that it either had as an Egg Move and has forgotten, or that was long up its Level Up list. This is handy to make sure your Pokémon has the correct moves or if you accidentally deleted a move. It's also got a new feature in Sun & Moon where it will also teach you a move that is further along it's moveset, normally learned at a higher level.

Move Deleter

Location: Hau'oli City

The Move Deleter was previously an important character in past games because he allowed for you to delete HM moves. However, as HM moves aren't in the game, he is now less useful. However, if you want to delete Pokémon's moves, perhaps to have a Last Resort moveset, then you can find him in Hau'oli City's Pokémon Center.

Hidden Power

Location: Paniola Ranch

In the Pokémon Nursery in Paniola Ranch, you will find a girl who will give you the TM for Hidden Power. After that, she will be willing to check any Pokémon in your party and inform you what type the move will be should they learn it. Hidden Power is not affected by Hyper Training.

IV Judge

Location: Battle Tree

The IV Judge has always been one of the more important characters in the game. In Sun & Moon, he will be found in the Battle Tree, however he won't judge your Pokémon. First, you need to impress him by hatching over 20 Pokémon Eggs. After that, he will provide you with the function of checking your Pokémon's IVs in the boxes. Simply press the option.


Specific IVs
IV Total Statement
26 to 29Very Good
16 to 25Pretty Good
1 to 15Decent
0No Good
IV Total
IV Total Statement
151 to 186Outstanding potential!
121 to 150Relatively superior potential
91 to 120Above-average potential
0 to 90Decent potential