Sophocles is a character appearing in Pokémon the Series.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 Etymology
- 4 Skills
- 5 Relationships
- 6 Biography
- 7 Pokémon
- 8 Achievements
- 9 Trivia
- 10 Gallery
- 11 See also
- 12 References
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Sophocles is a short, somewhat chubby boy with spiky orange hair and green eyes. He wears a white shirt with a design of an orange Game Boy Color on it and brown pants with orange cuffs. He also wears green shoes with blue soles and a yellow lightning design, a yellow scarf that resembles a Pikachu's tail, and a belt with a large buckle in the front. On his right hip, he wears a miniature Electrode keychain.
He also wears a yellow Z-Ring.
As a member of Ultra Guardians, Sophocles wears an orange and white uniform with golden yellow accents as the edge of the short sleeves, collar and inline of his uniform are black. He also wears matching orange gloves.
He likes Electric-type Pokémon. Sophocles is also a science nerd with a vast knowledge of technology. When he gets into something, he analyzes the subject very thoroughly. He is also well-skilled in programming.
Sophocles has scotophobia, meaning that he is scared of the dark. However, during the Vikavolt Race, he temporarily managed to get over his fear.
Much like Clemont, Sophocles is not very athletic and gets easily tired while running.
The name Sophocles comes from "Sophora", a genus of trees and shrubs.
His Japanese name, Māmane, could come from 麻痺 (mahi, paralysis, which is often inflicted by Electric-type moves) and māmane (the Hawaiian name for the Sophora chrysophylla, a plant that is part of the Sophora genus).
Sophocles is an experienced programmer, who also makes his own devices similar to Clemont. Occasionally, Sophocles even bakes his own malasada donuts. Sophocles does have good battling skills as his friends help him grow in that skill. Through the growth in his battling skills, Sophocles was able to get skill in doing Z-Moves.
Sophocles cares very much for his parents as they enjoy eating and spending time together. Also, Sophocles likes having his parents support of his passion for inventing and programming.
Sophocles admires his cousin and likes visiting his observatory to see him. Also, Sophocles calls his cousin Big Mo for short as he calls him "Lil' So". Sophocles went with Molayne to Hoenn during his vacation from the Pokémon School.
Kiawe is Sophocles' best friend and classmates at the Pokémon School as he enjoys doing stuff with him. Sophocles loves the ice cream at Kiawe's family farm and enjoys visiting his place, so much that he helped his best friend make sure that a resort company didn't turn his place into a hotel. Also, Sophocles would do a lot to help Kiawe and he would do the same for him, shown when he help him perfect his Z-Moves. Sophocles and Kiawe part ways for a while when he left for Hoenn while the latter stay in Alola to continue his Island Challenge.
Sophocles is good friends with Mallow as their also classmates at the Pokémon School. Also, Sophocles loves Mallow's cooking and likes going to her families restaurant. Sophocles would help Mallow whenever she needed it. They part ways when Sophocles left for Hoenn while Mallow stay to improve her families restaurant.
Sophocles is also good friends with Lana as she is also one of his classmates at the Pokémon School. Whenever Lana needed help, Sophocles would be there for her. However, Sophocles gets annoyed with Lana's jokes. Sophocles part ways with Lana when he left for Hoenn while she stay in Alola before leaving for a fishing trip with her dad.
Sophocles and Lillie are both good friends and classmates at the Pokémon School. Although sometimes, Sophocles does get scared of Lillie. When Lillie and Gladion's mother got taken by an Ultra Beast, Sophocles was there to lend a hand to help his friends get their mother back along with their other friends helping out on the rescue mission as well. Lillie also claimed that Sophocles was the first one to converse with her when she arrived at the Pokémon School. Sophocles was inspired by Lillie to do a Z-Move when he witnessed her attempt to do one with her partner Pokémon, although one of his friends had a hand in his inspiration. Sophocles part ways with Lillie when she left on a journey with her family to find her long lost father before setting off for Hoenn.
Sophocles and Ash are close friends with each other as they were also classmates at the Pokémon School. They would help each other and encourage each other to do their best no matter what. Although sometimes, Sophocles does get annoyed with Ash's habits. Sophocles likes that Ash admires his inventions. Also, Sophocles even became inspired by Ash when he saw that his partner Pokémon knew three different Z-Moves as he decided that he wanted to do one himself, although one of his other friends also inspired him as well. They part ways when Sophocles left for Hoenn while Ash left for his hometown to continue his journey.
Sophocles instantly became rivals with Horacio during the Charjabug race and was pleased that he defeated him. However, Sophocles encounter Horacio on Poni Island when they both wanted to evolve their Charjabug's and when they entered the Vikavolt race. After winning the race, Sophocles and Horacio ended their rivalry as they became good friends.
Sophocles shares an unbreakable friendship with his partner Pokémon Togedemaru. They get annoyed with each other at times but they don't stay that way for long. Due to his fear of the dark, Sophocles would have Togedemaru light his room at night. Also, Sophocles would have Togedemaru attached to his side or she would be in his arms or on his head and would usually keep her outside her Poké Ball. Sophocles had Togedemaru accompany him when he left for Hoenn with Molayne.
Sophocles is close friends with his other Pokémon partner Vikavolt as he had him since it was a Charjabug. At times, Sophocles would have Vikavolt, while it was a Charjabug, power up his inventions. Through the races they enter and the training they done to perfect their Z-Move, Sophocles formed a strong bond with Vikavolt and became his strongest Pokémon he uses in Pokémon battles. At times, Sophocles had Vikavolt stay outside his Poké Ball, even when he was a Charjabug. Sophocles might have brought Vikavolt with him when he and Molayne left for Hoenn.
When Sophocles was younger he would go to his cousin, Molayne, Observatory on Ula'ula Island a whole lot to see the stars. During one of his visits, Sophocles befriended a Minior that fell from outer space. But a few days later the Minior faded away as it couldn't survive without a shell. Due to the experience of seeing the Minior it befriended fading away in front of him, Sophocles blocked this experiences from his memory but does remember befriending it.
Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon
Sophocles was riding a Tauros when Ash came to the School and got trampled by the Tauros. He also watched as Ash and Kiawe confronted Team Skull grunts. Before the class began, Sophocles made a program and had Togedemaru power it up. Once Ash arrived, Sophocles and the others heard his story how Tapu Koko visited him and gave him the Z-Ring. Sophocles recalled Kiawe obtained his after he completed the challenge on Akala Island. After school was over, Sophocles hung out with his friends, as they were preparing a surprise party for Ash. The following day, the group welcomed Ash for his surprise party. Sophocles challenged Ash to an event, where both sides had to pierce the balloons. Ash and Pikachu tried to pierce the balloons, but were quite slow, for Sophocles pierced the balloons on Togedemaru's spikes. Pikachu went to use Thunderbolt, but the attack was absorbed with Togedemaru's Lightning Rod. Next, Togedemaru used Zing Zap and pierced all the balloons, making Sophocles win the challenge. After a series of challenges, just as Professor Kukui was to challenge Ash, Tapu Koko came and snatched Ash's hat. The group went after Ash and saw as he battled Tapu Koko and triggered his Z-Ring to use Gigavolt Havoc. After the battle was over, Ash decided to take on the Island Challenge, a decision which Sophocles and the others supported.
Once Ash obtained the Rotom Pokédex, Sophocles was amazed by the device. He even wanted to open the device and see what kind of program code it had, but Rotom refused. Along with his friends, Sophocles went with Ash, who wanted to catch some Alola Pokémon. Sophocles watched as Ash's Pikachu battled Mimikyu, as well as how Team Rocket appeared to steal their Pokémon and were dragged by a Bewear. Ash's Pikachu was hurt during his battle against Grubbin. Ash and Mallow went to the Pokémon Center, while Sophocles, Lillie, Kiawe and Lana went to report to Professor Kukui what happened. Sophocles also went fishing with his friends. He also brought a special rod he modified with certain devices. At sea, Sophocles was calculating where was the best spot to catch a Pokémon, though Kiawe wondered shouldn't he cast the lure first. Sophocles also watched as Lana and Ash confronted Team Rocket; he disagreed that Popplio should be called as "the MVP", but was soon scolded by Mallow.
Sophocles went with Togedemaru to the mall. There, they encountered Ash, whose Pikachu was tackled by Togedemaru, who wanted to hug him. Sophocles stated he wanted to get some ice cream and was joined by Ash. As they ate the ice cream, Ash was fascinated by its taste; Sophocles claimed it was the best ice cream in all of Alola, but was homemade and was in short supply. Ash thought Sophocles really liked ice cream, but Sophocles denied, since he merely wished to gather information, which was his hobby. He also showed a device that analyzed certain things. Rotom was interested in learning how the device worked, but refused, since Sophocles wanted to learn how Rotom was working. As they went through the mall, Pikachu, Rotom and Togedemaru stopped by a display. Just then, the security system was triggered, causing Ash and Sophocles to be separated from their Pokémon. Ash tried to bash the door, but Sophocles reminded him it was still the mall's property. The lights stated flickering, which terrified Sophocles, who started running in fear and bumped into Ash. Once the lights turned on, Sophocles was back to normal, though he refused to admit he was afraid of the dark. Regardless, Sophocles used his device to upload a map of the mall and showed it to Rotom, as both groups went to the power supply room. Ash started running, but ended up bashing into the doors of the mall, since Sophocles thought those doors would be unsealed. Ash started to argue with Sophocles until the door behind their backs was to close. Sophocles tripped over, but Ash managed to pull him before the door closed. Sophocles thanked him, while Ash told they shouldn't be fighting over such minor issues. Hearing something atop the building, Sophocles and Ash went to the rooftop, where they found Team Rocket battling Togedemaru. Ash tried to rescue his Pikachu, but Team Rocket barred his way. Instead, Ash, per Sophocles' order, had Pikachu use Thunderbolt, which Togedemaru absorbed to use Zing Zap. As Ash's Rowlet rescued Pikachu, Sophocles and Ash were ready to continue the battle against Team Rocket, who was taken away by Bewear. Later, Ash and Sophocles met up with Kukui and his Rockruff, the former promising to take them to the restaurant. Sophocles was with his classmates at the school. Ash spoke that a Litten stole his lunch. Sophocles commented that Litten doesn't like dealing with other people and doesn't trust Trainers much. The class watched as Togedemaru caused ruckus and leapt around, hitting Ash and Pikachu. Sophocles promised to scold Togedemaru, since she nearly hurt Lillie. The class was called for a lesson by Samson Oak, who showed two Eggs, from which one of them the class had to take care of. Lillie chose the blue Egg, due to its cute flower pattern. This made Sophocles confused about such an argument. He asked of Rotom to scan the Egg, but Rotom was unable to. Mallow suggested Lillie should bring it home, which the class agreed to. Sophocles noticed Ash was pondering some thoughts. Ash explained to the class that Hala asked of him how would he deal with the Rattata and Raticate problem without fighting. Sophocles confirmed those Pokémon were a problem, since his neighbor's crops were destroyed. The class soon learned the answer lied in Yungoos and Gumshoos, which were Rattata and Raticate's natural enemies. Sophocles, along with his classmates, was at the party to celebrate Ash's Grand Trial of Melemele Island victory.
Sophocles spent a day at the beach with her classmates. He showed certain gadgets he invented for playing. He played in the sea with his friends before Kukui asked of them to observe the Pokémon and their habitats. Later on, he continued playing with his friends, with Popplio's bubble serving as a balloon. Sophocles participated in the Pokémon Pancake race. Sophocles was quite slow and even fell down at the obstacle course. His pancakes fell down, causing him to be eliminated. He went to report to Togedemaru, who was annoyed and started poking him with her spikes. Despite the loss, Sophocles hoped he and Togedemaru would do better next year. The next day, Sophocles watched as Lillie's Egg hatched into a Alola Vulpix. Sophocles wondered whom would Vulpix belong to; the class agreed Lillie should be its Trainer. Sophocles watched as Lillie tried to befriend Snowy, but failed. The next day, Sophocles was glad that Lillie managed to befriend and hug her Vulpix, Snowy. Sophocles listened to Ash, who explained how Rockruff came injured the other day and was told Rockruff was a wild Pokémon that Kukui took into his house. Sophocles thought Rockruff was close to evolving into a Lycanroc. The next day, Sophocles watched as Ash trained Rockruff and was surprised Ash took Rockruff's Rock Throw attack.
One day, Ash lost his Electrium Z. This terrified Mallow, Lana, Lillie and Sophocles, as the latter explained that Kiawe would get mad at Ash and even punish him for losing such an important item. He claimed that Ash's life would be ruined, too. As Kiawe came, Mallow and others tried to distract Kiawe, for Sophocles mentioned that Ash didn't have to use the Electrium Z if he used Rockruff. Kiawe became suspicious, as Sophocles, Lana, Mallow, Lillie and Ash laughed, then walked away. The group went outside, where Sophocles watched as Lana had her Popplio emit a bubble for Snowy. Ash continued to avoid Kiawe until Pikachu and Rotom arrived. Rotom accused Kiawe of being the culprit, which shocked the class. However, Lillie found out Ash placed something in his pocket, which turned out that Ash actually placed the Electrium Z back home and got stuck in Rotom's wig. In the end, Sophocles watched as Kiawe chased Rotom for accusing him and said that Rotom's life is done. Sophocles and four of his friends went to Aina Cafeteria to taste Mallow's Mythic Alolan Stew, but got electrocuted; Mallow said she told Pikachu to electrify the stew. While others were talking, Sophocles ate the stew, since he was too hungry to wait for another meal. Mallow invited the group for another stew, using the yellow nectar she and Ash were looking for. Sophocles, like his friends, liked the stew. His stomach growled once more, as Sophocles became sad that was the last day he was to eat the stew.
Sophocles watched Ash and Pikachu battle Hiroki and his Mudbray. As Ash expressed his desire to battle Tapu Koko, he was asked what kind of strategy he'd utilize. Since Ash didn't know, Sophocles invited him to his house to debate over the strategies after school. Some time later, Sophocles took Ash into his house, where he introduced Ash to his mother. Having some malasada as a meal, Sophocles warned Ash they were hot. He complimented his mother's cooking, claiming these were the finest malasada he had. After meeting up with his father, Sophocles took Ash into the lab. Since Ash ignored Sophocles' warning, he caused trouble inside the laboratory and got scolded by Sophocles and Rotom. Sophocles recalled Tapu Koko electrified the area with its ability, Electric Surge, and started analyzing the data he had. Since Ash thought all of this was pointless, he saw Togedemaru running on the wheel. Sophocles showed him the giant wheel he and the Pokémon could run on. After Rowlet, Togedemaru and Rockruff went off the wheel, Ash and Pikachu ran even faster, to the point where the wheel exploded and was destroyed. Sophocles was amazed by the data he received, seeing how amazing Ash and Pikachu were. The next day, Sophocles complimented Ash, who found the strategy against Tapu Koko, who approached the school. Sophocles watched as Ash and Pikachu fought Tapu Koko, thinking the former circling around the latter would make Tapu Koko drop its guard. As Tapu Koko used Discharge, Sophocles' Togedemaru absorbed the attack with her ability, Lightning Rod. Sophocles was in shock when Ash jumped from the cliff to save Pikachu and was relieved when Tapu Koko saved both of them. As the class visited the mall, Kiawe, Sophocles and Ash were waiting for the girls to finish their shopping. Sophocles was displeased the girls took a lot of time to do shopping and was surprised at Rotom's statistics that about 83% of women were into shopping. After mentioning the girls would like to visit the Alola Sunrise shop for numerous accessories, Sophocles claimed he had to water the garden back home and ran off. Sophocles was with Lillie when they saw trouble on the beach. They, along with Mallow and Lana, arrived to Kiawe, who informed them Palossand captured Ash and Litten, being furious that the shovel it had on its head was sent into the ocean. While Popplio and Pikachu searched for the shovel, Sophocles and others helped Snowy to freeze Palossand, and succeeded. This gave them enough time for Ash, Litten and Rotom to free themselves, and for Popplio and Pikachu return the shovel. Sophocles went to DJ Leo's concert, and they met some of their friends there. Ash was startled by the yellow hair they had, but Sophocles showed they were wigs to commemorate DJ Leo's Dugtrio. After attending the concert, the group went back home. Sophocles was quite pleased by the concert, and was surprised that Kiawe liked it very much. Suddenly, Rotom was attacked and his wig was taken; the thief, an Alola Diglett, was discovered and the wig was retrieved. Just then, the group met DJ Leo, who recognized Professor Kukui and took the group to his house. The next day, Sophocles attended to another of DJ Leo's concerts, and was impressed how Dugtrio were switching places for the spotlight. Sophocles was present at the Visitation Day of the Pokémon School, with his parents being present. He noted a lot of people arrived to the Visitation Day, and wondered how would Ash hold his presentation. During Ash's presentation, when Ash started to make gestures of Pokémon like Samson did, Sophocles became highly suspicious of Ash. Kukui took Rotom out of Ash's shirt, and let Ash continue with his own words; Ash gave an inspiring presentation, which amazed his classmates and the people that visited the school. Later, Sophocles, with his classmates, found the Team Skull grunts causing trouble at the schoolyard. Still, he watched as Ash and his mother battled the grunts and won. Delia also called the group to repair the damage others made, and Sophocles joined in. Sophocles watched as Ash and Kiawe demonstrated their Z-Moves. Later, Kukui showed the class the replicas of the Z-Crystals, and taught the class how should they move while executing the Z-Move. Sophocles and the others repeated their movements, being interested in the Z-Moves.
Sophocles was working on a project with Togedemaru. He grew hungry and went to grab some food. He overheard his parents arguing, as they were moving away. Sophocles was in shock, as they never told him this. He confronted his parents, who explained that they will be moving far away, shocking Sophocles even more. In bed, Sophocles started crying and explained to Togedemaru that she'll be separated from Pikachu as well, making her cry as well. The next day, on his way, Sophocles started wondering what should he tell his friends. At school, Sophocles didn't pay attention to the class, surprising Kukui, since it was a subject on electric-type Pokémon - Sophocles' favorite subject. Sophocles, however, wondered if Kukui knew he was moving away, but just didn't want to tell the class about this. Next, everyone was surprised that Togedemaru tackled Pikachu and cried, but Sophocles claimed that's just a normal behavior. Later, he gave his classmates maps of his favorite places. Lana was suspicious of Sophocles, who usually tried to hide his sweets from other people, and Mallow confirmed this. Sophocles was startled, but nervously grinned and went away. After school was over, Sophocles was confronted by his friends, and revealed he was moving away. Everyone was in shock, and decided that Sophocles should have a good time so he would remember everyone. Kiawe took Sophocles and Togedemaru to Akala Island. There, he showed them a volcanic lake, which impressed Sophocles and Togedemaru, due to its vivid colors. Sophocles thanked Kiawe, who smiled and took him and Togedemaru back home. Back home, Sophocles started to wonder what he'd give out as present to his friends. His parents came, asking if he would pack up his things, since the lab is too large to move. They also revealed they would simply move away to a few houses away, as their house's roof would be repaired. Sophocles was nevertheless shocked, for he led his friends to believe he would move far away. He realized if he told the friends the truth, they would abandon him for making them worry. A day after, Lana took Sophocles with her on her Lapras, as they watched the sunset on the sea. Sophocles began worrying if he should tell the truth. Lana claimed he was lucky, as a giant Wailord jumped out of the sea, making Sophocles and Lana dazzled to have seen such a beautiful event. She asked of Sophocles to remember the Alolan sea. The next day, Mallow took Sophocles into the Cafeteria, despite Sophocles trying to resolve the misunderstanding Mallow started to cook and let everyone say something to Sophocles, who thanked his friends. When Ash came to the Cafeteria, Mallow scold him for being late, though Ash brought a Charjabug to Sophocles as a present. Sophocles was amazed, as he always wanted a Charjabug; his Togedemaru battled Charjabug and eventually he caught it. Sophocles, who was touched by his friends' dedication, cried and told others that it was a misunderstanding he was moving away and that he would remain at the School. Mallow and others, however, were relieved Sophocles would remain, who thought his friends would abandon him for not saying the truth earlier. Togedemaru was happy for the news and started to electrocute everyone in happiness, while Sophocles was glad he had friends by his side.
Sophocles was at School when Kukui announced the class would be playing Pokébase, with the famous player 'Olu'olu as their teacher. Sophocles sided on Ash's team. Since Ash failed to hit the ball Kiawe threw to him, Sophocles warned him to pay attention to the ball. Pikachu hit the ball Kiawe threw to him; Sophocles was running about to catch it. Despite Sophocles tripping over, the ball landed on Sophocles' glove. In addition, Pikachu threw the ball to Steenee, who hit it. To help Sophocles, Togedemaru jumped and extended her spikes, and caught the ball for the team. Later, since Team Rocket appeared, the class had a Pokébase match with them, and Sophocles watched the match. In the end, Sophocles was glad that 'Olu'olu's Snorlax brought them the victory and was surprised that Bewear appeared and snatched Team Rocket away. Sophocles was camping out with his classmates, and noted how the girls prepared a lot of curry for lunch. Lana terrified the group with a story how a certain traveler went into the forest they were currently in and fell asleep, then woke up being very skinny. Regardless, Sophocles and Ash were delighted they would have curry for lunch. Mallow wondered how would Sophocles do with the darkness, since there was no light source around. To show her, Sophocles sent Charjabug, who provided electricity for his lamp. After lunch was over, Sophocles was reading on a deck chair. After some time, Ash and Pikachu found Sophocles sleeping on the chair. They woke him up; Sophocles did not know where he was, but admitted to be hungry. Suddenly, a figure appeared and charged towards Ash and Sophocles, terrifying them. Later, Ash woke up and found himself and Sophocles very skinny. The two returned to the camp, where they saw their classmates, except Lillie, were drained, too. Everyone had a big meal before they started discussing what happened. The group noted everyone was put to sleep by a strange figure, and when they woke up, they were very hungry. Rotom blamed Lillie, who was the only one that was not hungry, but others pointed out she couldn't have made them hungry. Suddenly, the group saw a white figure, who emitted light particles and lulled everyone to sleep. When they woke up, the group felt hungry again. Sophocles was terrified of the night and started to run, and encountered the figure, who was a Morelull. The Morelull was slightly sleepy, and even started to drain Kiawe's energy. Ash had Morelull drain his energy, while Ash ate the curry to replenish himself. Kiawe was surprised at this, thinking only Ash could do such stuff. Later, the group followed Morelull, who joined others of its kind to a giant tree, where every Morelull evolved into a Shiinotic. The Shiinotic Ash befriended earlier thanked them and pulled them all to sleep. The next morning, everyone woke up and saw they were not hungry anymore, as Shiinotic returned their energy back. Sophocles had his Togedemaru race with the other classmates' Pokémon. The Pokémon raced around the classroom and the winner was Pikachu. Kukui came and stated their homework was to trade Pokémon and take care of it for two days. Sophocles admitted he did want to make research on non-Electric type Pokémon. He and Mallow exchanged Togedemaru and Steenee with each other. Sophocles wondered how would Togedemaru hold on, but was surprised she liked being carried by Mallow. Regardless, he and Mallow promised to take care of the Pokémon. Back at his house, Sophocles had Steenee perform a test. He was annoyed that she went to examine some flowers, commenting his Togedemaru would've helped him. During the night, Sophocles was unable to sleep due to his scotophobia, which he normally didn't have an issue with when Togedemaru was with him. Steenee noticed Sophocles' uneasiness and used Sweet Scent, making him comfortable enough to fall asleep. Back at the school, Sophocles was shocked that his Togedemaru was snuggling around Mallow's leg, as Mallow noted Togedemaru loved the Cafeteria's food. Still, Sophocles also made malasada, and gave it to the entire class, who liked them. Sophocles was also pleased to see Lillie, during the exchange, managed to touch and hug Pikachu. He also watched as Ash and Snowy fought Lillie and Pikachu. Olivia visited the Pokémon School and met the heroes, and their Pokémon. With everyone ready, Olivia led the class to a boat, which sailed off to Akala Island. As they sailed off, they found a Wailmer being attacked by the Bruxish. Once Bruxish was defeated, Mallow watched as Kiawe, Lana, Ash and Olivia dived in to rescue Wailmer. To keep Wailmer from sinking down, Mallow and Sophocles joined in to help Wailmer. At evening, the class arrived to Akala Island. For their course, the class chose a Stoutland as partner. Later, the class went off to find treasure with the Stoutland they chose. Sophocles was trying to search an area, and found out, through his device, that there are certain fallen 300-year-old meteorites around. Since time passed by, Sophocles returned with no bare-handed. In the next round, Sophocles managed to find the meteorite and return it to Olivia. Olivia noted Sophocles brought a Star Piece, and awarded him with 150 points. Sophocles was pleased until Kiawe found another fossil and got more points that Sophocles did. Regardless, Sophocles was pleased for Lillie, who managed to mount on Stoutland, and for Lana, who found a Sparkling Stone that would be turned into a Z-Ring. Sophocles went with his friends, except Ash and Lana, to Kiawe's farm. There, Sophocles and Togedemaru ate the ice cream, ignoring Kiawe's pleads to help him with the chores. Returning to the Pokémon Center, Sophocles was amazed that Lana had a Z-Ring and a Z-Crystal, and was unamused by her joke that she caught a Mega Gyarados. Sophocles attended the Wela Fire Festival. As the Marowak stole the crown, it started dancing, which displeased Sophocles. The next day, Sophocles watched as Kiawe fought against Marowak and was concerned about Turtonator, but was glad the two won in the end. After the crown was returned, Rotom took pictures of Sophocles and the rest of the class.
Sophocles and others attended Olivia's class. Olivia told they had to cook, but Sophocles was displeased, since he could not cook. He paired up with Lana to find the ingredients for the Akala curry. Later on, at the table, Sophocles listened how Ash battled Totem Lurantis, and congratulated him for passing the Trial. Sophocles watched the battle between Ash and Olivia. He was excited at the battle, so much his stomach started growling. As Olivia and Ash had a Double Battle, Sophocles explained to Lillie a Trainer has to think of combinations to win. He was also surprised at Rockruff's aggressive behavior, which resulted in Rowlet fainting. After Ash defeated Olivia, Sophocles and others congratulated him for the victory. The next day, at morning, Sophocles was surprised that Ash was missing. Ash and Pikachu returned, the former explained Rockruff went missing, making everyone search for it. The next day, Sophocles and others admired Ash's Dusk Lycanroc, as they sailed back to Melemele Island. Sophocles was at school when Mallow went to her cafeteria, to prepare herself for the TV presentation. Later, he went with his friends to the cafeteria, and was shocked to hear from Abe that Mallow ran away. The group went to search for Mallow, and tumbled down a hill, finding her at Oranguru's hut. Sophocles watched as Mallow hugged her father, who complimented her on all the work she did recently.
Sophocles was showing a video about the Charjabug racer to Ash and Kiawe then explains about the requirements for the Charjabug race as they decided to enter the race. Getting fired up for the race but got cooled down by Snowy, after the girls complain about the heat. As they get the kit for the race then Sophocles explains to the jobs to Ash and Kiawe as they pick which one they do what then Sophocles places his Charjabug in the racer as they wanted to do a test run. After doing the test run, Sophocles explains that his Charjabug isn't fast enough then Kiawe suggested to do some training which will also help them bond as a team. Sophocles does some adjustment to his Charjabug racer as he, Ash and Kiawe do a lot of training as team which helped his Charjabug improve on his speed. On the day of the race they formed a rivalry with a team, who has a Shiny Charjabug, then got ready for the race. During the race Ash got knockout, after one the team members Charjabug racer lost control and was about to collide with Sophocles' Charjabug. Sophocles decides to take Ash place so they can finish the race although they struggled but they pull through thanks to Sophocles quick thinking in using his Charjabug String Shot attack on the wheels of the racer and his feet to get through to tough parts in course. Sophocles and his Charjabug ran as fast they could all the way to finish line which payed off as they won the race for their team. After being interview by the announcer of the race they claimed their prize which is a year supply of Charjabug merchandise, much to Sophocles' happiness.
Sophocles arrived in Kanto with everyone in the group for extracurricular lesson where he meets Ash's old friends Misty and Brock at the airport then arrived in Pallet Town to meet Professor Oak. While at the lab, Sophocles was amazed by all the Electric-Type Pokémon there, especially an Kantonian Raichu, then saw the difference between the forms from both Alola and Kanto. Sophocles helped his friends look for the Pokémon that ran off, after Pikachu accidentally uses Thunderbolt on everybody in the area. After finding the lost Pokémon, they were attacked by Team Rocket, who wanted to steal their Pokémon again, but were foiled thanks to Ash, Misty and Brock just before Bewear showed up to take them back to Alola. Then everyone fell asleep from Jigglypuff's song, after appearing in the rubble from Team Rocket's robot. Sophocles, along with the rest of the group were treated to a welcome party, after waking up from Jigglypuff's Sing, with Ash's mom in attendance then headed to Cerulean City the next day as their gonna have a gym battle, at the Cerulean Gym. At the Cerulean Gym, Sophocles sits with his classmates as Professor Kukui explains the extracurricular activity. He also tells about how gym battles work. Sophocles, along with Lillie, did a Multi Battle against Brock which was called off then he watch the rest of his classmates battle either Misty or Brock. After the activity was over, Sophocles said goodbye to Misty, Brock and Professor Oak as everyone is heading back to Alola. Sophocles was curious about Ash's whereabouts, when he hasn't arrived at the Pokémon school, but when he does he shows everyone the mysterious Pokémon he found that was sleeping in his bag. While the Pokémon floats in midair as it sleeps, as Lillie came up with the name Nebby but Sophocles liked the name purple sweet cotton candy better although he does say Nebby will do. However, Nebby wakes up and lays a powerful cry but but it did calm down. After getting Nebby in a good mood they all agreed to look for something it would like to eat but it didn't like the food choice they provide for it until Sophocles showed his bag filled with star candy as it took an instant liking to then Sophocles offer to a supermarket that has tons of them. Sophocles got dropped of to his house as he got ride from Lillie as he tells her and Ash, who was also getting a ride, that he will see them tomorrow at the Pokémon school. At first, Sophocles want to make a clay sculpture of Charjabug for class at the Pokémon school but was told by Professor Kukui to make something else then he chose to make his of Togedemaru. Sophocles was teleported by Nebby to a Jigglypuff and back, as his clay sculpture he was working on looked liked it. After Nebby teleported Ash and Pikachu somewhere, Sophocles with everyone search for them until they found them at the beach. Sophocles became shocked when Nebby teleported them to the top of the pillar at the Pokémon school, as they wanted to head back there to let Professor Kukui know that Ash is fine. Sophocles and everyone were invited to visit Aether Paradise, where the Aether Foundation is located, by Lusamine, Lillie's mother. After arriving, Sophocles and everyone were greet by Lusamine then headed out for a tour of the facility which is being done by Lillie, due to Lusamine being too busy with her work. Sophocles, Kiawe, Lana and Mallow meet Professor Burnet for the first time, as Ash and Lillie already know her, along with her partner Pokémon Munchlax while touring the Aether Foundation. Then a Ditto got loose, when Sophocles and everyone were helping Professor Burnet get them vaccinated. After everyone round up the lost Ditto, Sophocles and everyone were pleased for Lillie when she helped catch the Ditto as it transformed into Snowy which she saw through because she felt something wasn't right. Sophocles appeared in Lillie's flashback when she was writing about their visited to Aether Paradise in her diary.
Sophocles, Kiawe, Lana, Lillie and Mallow had a sleep over with Ash at Professor Kukui's house with Professor Burnet joining them, as she was over to give Nebby a checkup. Amazed by the loft where Ash sleeps, Sophocles and the girls want to sleep up there. Ash decided that they should have a contest to see who gets to sleep at the loft with finding Nebby being the contest, as it likes to play hide-and-seek, which Sophocles and everyone agreed on the idea. Then Nebby teleported away, promoting Sophocles and everyone to start their search for it but became bummed when the girls won the contest, although Ash told him they can sleep up there together next time. Professor Burnet suggest to everyone a game of Z-Posses one-two-three which Sophocles and everyone like the idea of playing the game until Kiawe got carried away when he used Inferno Overdrive which messed up the living room. While Ash, Lillie, Mallow and Professor Burnet work on dinner, Sophocles helps everyone clean up the living room then watch some T.V while waiting for dinner. Sophocles with everyone were getting ready to eat until Professor Burnet's Munchlax swooped in and ate everything. While waiting for the Professors to get back with something to eat, Sophocles and everyone decided to do some training for Pokémon battles as it would help them forget how hungry they are for a while. After eating dinner, Sophocles and everyone talk about how amazing Professor Burnet is along with discussing about the amazing food at Kiawe place with Sophocles adding on about the food at his place as he does tell everyone that he does get tired of eating the same food at his place once in awhile then went to sleep. The next day as everyone is walking along, Sophocles and everyone wonder where Lillie went, due to Nebby teleporting her to where her brother was at. Sophocles with his friends hear Lillie explain about a Pokémon she saw which brought back bad memories from her past then became stunned when she couldn't touch Pokémon again, even Snowy. At school, Sophocles and everyone encourage Lillie to try and touch Snowy which she did but got scared. Sophocles and everyone were enjoying the excitement of Lillie getting over her fear of touching Pokémon. After finding out that Nebby was kidnapped by Faba, the Aether Foundation Branch Chief, Sophocles and everyone watch as Ash, Gladion, Lillie's brother, and Lillie go to Aether Paradise to rescue Nebby.
Sophocles, Kiawe, Lana and Mallow became shock when Ash told them about what happened at the Aether Foundation but were more shocked about Lusamine, Lillie's mother, was taken through an Ultra Wormhole. Professor Kukui and Hobbes, Lillie's butler, came in to tell them that Lillie and Gladion are gone as they went to find a way to rescue their mother. Sophocles and everyone headed over to Hala, the Island Kahuna of Melemele Island, house where he tells them about the Altar of the Sunne as they can go over there and ask Solgaleo for help in opening an Ultra Wormhole. After seeing Hala, Sophocles, Ash, Kiawe, Lana, Mallow and Professor Kukui headed over to Poni island, where the Altar of Sunne lies, to catch up with Lillie and Gladion. Sophocles and everyone were able to catch up with Lillie and Gladion then headed up to the Altar of the Sunne to find Solgaleo but the Tapu Guardians were there instead, surprising them. Sophocles and friends later watch as the Tapu Guardians show them how Nebby was created and how they were the ones who left it for Ash to find. Later, the Guardian deities performed a ritual at the Altar, which unleashed a great power, allowing Nebby to evolve into Solgaleo. Afterwards, Sophocles, Ash, Gladion, Kiawe, Lana, Lillie and Mallow entered the Ultra Wormhole by riding Solgaleo leaving Professor Kukui and Professor Burnet, who came to help rescue Lusamine, behind.
At the other side of the Ultra Wormhole, Sophocles and everyone found Lusamine merged with Nihilego then battled some of Lusamine's Pokémon that were stopping them from getting close to her. Sophocles was able to defeat one of Lusamine's Pokémon but it got back up due to Nihilego power shocking him, Gladion, Kiawe, Lana and Mallow. Sophocles and everyone became relieved when Lusamine's Pokémon were set free when Ash stop Nihilego and freed Lusamine from it as well. After reuniting with one in another, Sophocles and everyone were returned to the Altar of the Sunne where Professor Kukui and Professor Burnet were waiting for them.
Sophocles, Ash, Kiawe, Lana and Mallow greeted Lillie, who took some time off from school to be with her mother, at school as she wanted to see everyone then thanked them for their help in rescuing her mother. The next day, Sophocles became stunned when Ash tells him and everyone in the classroom about Professor Kukui and Professor Burnet getting married. Although the Professor weren't gonna do a wedding ceremony, Sophocles with Kiawe and Ash were in on the girls idea of doing a surprise weeding as a gift from all of them. Sophocles attend the ceremony as he was happy that the Professors liked their present then Lusamine came to them and asked them to join an elite group call the Ultra Guardians which they all accepted also they got to Nebby flying up in the sky, as it returned to the wild.
Sophocles and everyone went to Ula'ula Island for a class then got to watch the PokéSled Jump tournament where some of his friends were participating in. While at school, Sophocles, Ash, Kiawe, Lana, Lillie and Mallow get their first Ultra Guardian mission where they had to catch a Buzzwole then returned it to its home. The Ultra Guardians with their ride headed over to the Melemele Meadows due to being Buzzwole location. While Ash went on ahead to catch up Buzzwole, Sophocles and everyone else help attend to a Pokémon that got its energy drained by Buzzwole. Sophocles with the girls caught up to Ash and Kiawe, who left earlier to help Ash, as they watch them show their muscle, much to their displeasure. However, they were able to catch Buzzwole and returned it to its home but not before showing off their muscle as their way of saying goodbye to it. Sophocles participated in a Battle Royal battle with Kiawe and Ash against the Masked Royal, Professor Kukui's altar ego, as he's a big fan of him but lost to him in the battle. Later on, Sophocles meets Ilima, a graduate from the Pokémon school, where he studying at the Kalos region but came back to Alola as he wanted to get a Z-Crystal pacifically for his Eevee. Sophocles with his friends were taught Poké-Ping Pong by Ilima, who won a lot of Poké-Ping Pong tournaments. Later, Sophocles and his friends went to cheer Ilima on as he participating in a Poké-Ping Pong tournament, which is other reason why he came back to Alola, where he won then headed out by boat as he wanted to see the other islands before heading back to Kalos. Sophocles gives a presentation about Molayne, his cousin and Professor Kukui friend, Observatory at Ula'ula Island to his classmates. After the presentation was done, Sophocles and everyone were gonna have lunch but see that Ash's Pikachu wasn't present then they all went to go look for him. After Pikachu was found, Sophocles was amazed when Ash brought an Ultra Beast, Poipole, back to base with him then witness him catch it as they don't know which Ultra Wormhole it came out of from. Sophocles went camping with his parents at Bamboo Hill where he does some research in the tent. While his parents are asleep, Sophocles left his tent as wanted to watch the Full Moon with his Pokémon. While looking at the moon, Sophocles tells his Pokémon an old story but they could't understand it. Later, Sophocles makes a discovery, after he fell from the hill he was on with his Pokémon. The next day at school, Sophocles told his friends about what he discover then asked them to accompany him back to Bamboo Hill where they dug it up. After spending hours of digging it up, Sophocles and friends came to the conclusion that the thing they dug up is an Ultra Beast. Sophocles was able to convince Lillie into not telling her mother, Lusamine, about the Ultra Beast as he wanted to research on it some more. That night, Sophocles did some research but became shocked when he see that the Ultra Beast was in the ground for two hundred years. Sophocles told his friends about what he found out then they were called to do an Ultra Guardian mission. After telling Lusamine that they already knew about Celesteela, name of the Ultra Beast, as they tell her about digging it up the other day, Sophocles and the rest of the Ultra Guardians headed back to Bamboo Hill to help get Celesteela back home. However, Team Rocket tired to steal it but they were foiled. Sophocles, Ash, Kiawe, Lana, Lillie and Mallow all waved goodbye to Celesteela as they were able to help it blast off then it flew to the moon, due to the Ultra Wormhole it came from being there. Sophocles was happy to see Ash and Kiawe all fired up when Professor Kukui told him along with the rest of the class about his dream of doing a League in Alola. One night, Sophocles with his friends watch a firework display also they saw a ball go up in the air then it reforms itself as they saw the weird being perform and kneel after its performances was done then left. The next day, Sophocles and everyone were talking about what happened the other night as they theorize that the being they saw might be an Ultra Beast which was proven right when they were called to do an Ultra Guardian mission. While tracking Blacephalon, named of the Ultra Beast, they saw another Ultra Beast named Xurkitree absorbing electricity at a power plant. After Blacephalon arrived at the site, Sophocles and the rest of the Ultra Guardians watch them do a performances battle. When Ash came up with the idea of doing their own performances, Sophocles has his Pokémon help out along with the rest of the Ultra Guardians Pokémon which gave Ash enough time to do a Z-Move to finish them off. After the Ultra Beasts were caught, Sophocles and everyone watch the Ultra Beasts returns to their homes but Professor Kukui told them that they weren't done yet as the event venues want them to repeat the performances from the other night which got them wondering if they can repeat it.
Returning to Ula'ula Island for a field trip to Molayne Observatory on Mount Hokulani, Sophocles reunites with his cousin. Sophocles was happy to see that his friends like the Observatory then headed over the Starfall Hill to see the Minor. After bringing back a Minor that hasn't open its shell, Sophocles kept remembering the one he befriended when he was little. Sophocles with his friends played with the Minor all day until nightfall. Seeing all the Minor fading away, Sophocles remembered everything that happened back when he was little. Sophocles promises that he won't forget the time he spent with the Minor he befriended back he was little. While looking up in the sky, Sophocles and everyone all see a Rayquaza up in the sky. After their Hokulani Observatory field trip, Sophocles with Mallow, Lillie and their Pokémon got separated from everyone when they were taking a short cut back to Melemele Island. Sophocles with his group explored the area until they see some Alolan Sandshrew doing some training until Togedemaru interrupted them but they were able to convince them that they weren't enemies. After playing with Alolan Sandshrew even one that larger in size, Sophocles and everyone accompany the Alolan Sandshrew when they heard a noise then they all saw a Tyranitar wrecking an ice cave. When Lillie and Snowy got caved in with the Alolan Sandshrew, Sophocles and Mallow with their Pokémon tried to break the ice to get them out. Sophocles with Mallow watch Lillie and Snowy battle Tyranitar with the larger Alola Sandshrew in a double battle which they won. After driving off Tyranitar, Sophocles with his friends help the Alolan Sandshrew repair the ice cave then saw that his Charjabug found an Ice Stone. Sophocles with the girls became amazed when the larger Alolan Sandshrew taps on the Ice Stone then evolves into an Alolan Sandslash also Mallow believes that due to its size it might a Totem Pokémon. Sophocles and Mallow became happy when Lillie got an Icium Z from the Alolan Sandslash as a thank you for her help then reunited with their friends. After telling Ash, Kiawe and Lana about their adventure, Sophocles sees that his Charjabug found another Ice Stone which he gives to Lillie. Sophocles and everyone all hope to see Lillie do a Z-Move someday then they all headed back home.
When Faba from Aether Paradise arrived to give a lesson in Science for class, Sophocles, Ash and Lillie were accidentally shrunk small in size when Faba's invention he brought to show to the class backfired. While Lillie and Ash road on Pikachu, Sophocles rolled around on Togedemaru until they collide with Pikachu then they with Ash and Lillie ended up getting separated from everyone. While floating through the river on Togedemaru, Sophocles and his friends landed safely to shore then saw how huge Pokémon are due to being small. After Ash and Lillie, who wanted to have more fun being small for a while longer, grabbed onto a Comfey, Sophocles and Togedemaru tried to catch up to them but lost them somewhere. Sophocles found himself at Anela stand where he reunites with Ash and Lillie, after they landed from the Comfey they were on. After a Persian showed up, Sophocles became surprised that it was the same Pokémon who bullied Torracat back when it was still a Litten when Ash recognized it. Sophocles and his friends were chased by the Persian until Mallow came to their recuse with her Tsareena battling it. After Tsareena betted Persian, Sophocles, Ash and Lillie were reunited with everyone then they were returned to their normal size. After arriving back at the Pokémon school, Sophocles and his friends watch Faba give his invention another go but it ended up making Togedemaru grow bigger in size which didn't last very long. Sophocles with his classmates were doing a gym class where they vault horses where his Togedemaru helped him get through it by pushing him with him thanking her for her help. The next day, Sophocles and everyone saw a giant block at the school with them believing to be for class. Hearing Komala ring the bell, Sophocles and everyone were called in for an Ultra Guardian mission. Sophocles and the rest of the Ultra Guardians became surprise to hear that the giant block outside of the school is an Ultra Beast, named Stakataka, then went back outside to try to catch it. However, Sophocles and the rest of the Ultra Guardians ended getting their Beast Ball thrown back at them. Lasting until sunset, Sophocles and the rest of the Ultra Guardians all decided to try again tomorrow. After arriving at school that next day, Sophocles and everyone saw that the Ultra Beast was gone then found out that there's Ultra Aura in the city as they all go on their Ride Pokémon to investigate. Finding the source of the Ultra Aura sitting, Sophocles and the rest of the Ultra Guardians arrived at a construction site being done by Viren, who is the president of Rainbow Happy Resorts and the leader of the Revengers as he caused some trouble for them in the past, as they found the Ultra Beast there as well. After the Ultra Beast started moving, Sophocles, Lana, Lillie and Mallow all witness Ash and Kiawe efforts to help it. After catching the Ultra Beast, Sophocles and the rest of the Ultra Guardians witness the Ultra Beast returned to its proper home. Sophocles and his friends head over to the Pokémon Paradise Resort with their Pokémon as Lusamine got them a reservation for the resort where their Ride Pokémon are require to get treatment over their due to all the hard work they do for them. Arriving at the resort, Sophocles and everyone have the workers at the resort look at their Ride Pokémon as to what treatment they needed. After sorting out what their Ride Pokémon needed, Sophocles and everyone headed over to the hot springs to relax before everyone went with their Ride Pokémon to get their respective treatment. Sophocles and his Ride Pokémon went to the Joint Care Course to help his Ride Pokémon joints. However, Sophocles and everyone ended up getting caught in a net by Team Rocket then witness them almost making off with their Pokémon but all the Ride Pokémon saved them. After Team Rocket was taken care off, Sophocles and everyone headed over to the flower bath.
At school, Sophocles sits in his desk all hungry then tells his friends that his mother was acing strange and didn't make anything for him. Sophocles became surprise when he hears that his parents wasn't the only one acting strange. After Professor Kukui left due to not being motivated to teach class, Sophocles hears Kaiwe explain about the upcoming Manalo Festival that happens once every twenty-one years. Sophocles, Kiawe, Lana, Lillie, and Mallow all hear Ash explains how he heard about the Blinding One from Acerola when he was on Ula'ula Island. Sophocles and the rest of the class were explain about the story of the Blinding One by Lillie. Later, Sophocles and everyone sees that the clouds are getting darker then they were called in for an Ultra Guardian mission. Sophocles and the rest of the Ultra Guardians head over to Poni Island to meet up with Lusamine, Wicke, Faba, who are also acting strange, and Professor Burnet. When they arrived at the Altar of Sunne on Poni Island, Sophocles and the rest of the Ultra Guardians are joined by Gladion, who also became an Ultra Guardian. Kiawe and the rest Ultra Guardians are explained that the Ultra Aura has been decreasing and because of it left a side-effect on all adults which makes them not their usually selfs. Informed that the side-effect doesn't effect children and Pokémon, Sophocles and the rest of the Ultra Guardians were inform of a small Ultra Wormhole but could't determined where it is due to the clouds being in the way. After Ash, Gladion, Kiawe and Lana use their Z-Move to help clear the clouds, Sophocles and the rest of the Ultra Guardians with Lusamine head over to a new ruins that the Aether Foundation found at the Ultra of the Sunne. However, Sophocles and everyone were called back by Wicke when she tells them that somethings is coming out of the Ultra Wormhole. Arriving back, Sophocles and everyone see Lunala coming out of it the Ultra Wormhole then saw an unknown Pokémon coming out of it as well. Seeing Lunala in trouble, Sophocles and the rest of the Ultra Guardians head over to Melemele Island to help the Legendary Pokémon. Sophocles and the rest of the Ultra Guardians did the best they could to stop the unknown Pokémon from hurting Lunala but it ended getting absorb by it. After Solgaleo, Nebby, arrived, Sophocles and the rest of the Ultra Guardians witness the Legendary Pokémon free Lunala from the unknown Pokémon control. However, Sophocles and the rest of the Ultra Guardians witness the unknown Pokémon possessing Solgaleo instead then witness it getting away through an Ultra Wormhole. Seeing all the adults back to normal, Sophocles and everyone head back to base so Lunala could recover. While at base, Sophocles and everyone witness Lunala recovering then they all find out that the Aether Foundation decided to call the unknown Pokémon UB: Black. While watching over Lunala, Sophocles, Lillie along with Mallow witness Ash, Gladion, Kiawe and Lana Z-Rings form a circle of light which helped the Legendary Pokémon recover faster. After Lunala recovered and seeing its determination to help Solgaleo, Sophocles and the rest of the Ultra Guardians dispatch as they followed Lunala through an Ultra Wormhole that the Legendary Pokémon created. Passing through the Ultra Wormhole and seeing more Poipole, Sophocles and the rest of Ultra Guardians realize that they're in Poipole's home world. Lillie and the rest of the Ultra Guardians helped care for Naganadel, Poipole's evolved form. Through Naganadel's telepathy, Sophocles and the rest of the Ultra Guardians were informed about Necrozma, UB: Black and the Blinding One's real name, also about how their world became as it is now. Also, Sophocles and the rest of the Ultra Guardians were inform as to why Ash's Poipole came to their world. Sophocles and the rest of the Ultra Guardians watch Lunala fight a possessed Solgaleo. Sophocles, Lillie and Mallow witness their fellow Ultra Guardians use their Z-Moves in hopes that Necrozma would releases Solgaleo. However, Sophocles, Lillie and Mallow became shocked to see that their friends Z-Moves didn't work as they hopped it would because it made Necrozma stronger. After getting a call from Lusamine and explaining her the situation, Sophocles and the rest of the Ultra Guardians with everyone else in Alola share their Z-Power to Necrozma witch successfully set Solgaleo free from it. Sophocles witness Necrozma restore to its true form, after Ash, Gladion and the Island Island Kahuna's use their Z-Moves. Seeing that Poipole's home world has also been restore, Sophocles and the rest of the Ultra Guardians leave to go back to Alola but not before saying goodbye to Ash's Poipole as it decided to stay where it belongs.
Sophocles with his classmates perform a play that was written by Rotom for their families and friends that came to see the performances. Later, Sophocles, Kiawe, Lana, Lillie and Mallow were all introduce to Acerola by Ash as he explains to them that she a friend that he met during his time on Ula'ula Island. Also, Sophocles, Acerola, Ash, Kiawe, Lillie and Mallow all helped Lana make a haunted house for Harper and Sarah, who wanted to go to one, at the Pokémon School. However, Sophocles and his friends witness real Ghost Pokémon come to them as they were attracted by Mimikins, Acerola Shiny Mimikyu, due to it being a real ghost. Sophocles and his friends were put to sleep where they saw several illusions created by a wild Mismagius. Thanks to Lana and Acerola, Sophocles and everyone were able to wake up from the illusions. When a magnetic force at Wela Volcano was causing the Aether Paradise equipment that detects Ultra Aura to get all messed up and could effect future Ultra Guardian missions, Sophocles and his fellow Ultra Guardians headed over to Akala Island to investigate the cause of the disturbances. Sophocles with Ash and Kiawe went to one side of the volcano while the girls went to the other to make the investigation go quicker. While investigating, Sophocles with Ash and Kiawe find out that some Alolan Geodude with its evolved forms are outside the volcano. Finding a spark stone, Sophocles and his group find out that some miners have been mining in the area. Through the information proved by three hikers, Sophocles and his group headed inside the mine to stope the miners from doing further damage to it. After stopping the miners and a rage an Alolan Golem, Sophocles and his group meet up with the girls where they informed Lusamine as to what caused the magnetic forces. Sophocles and rest of the Ultra Guardians were very grateful when the three hikers volunteer to help patrol the volcano to prevent from anyone disturbing the balance of the area.
Through an surprise arrangement by Lana, Sophocles got to see Misty and Brock again. After Brock offer to stay and help Nurse Joy at the Pokémon center, Sophocles and his classmates show Misty their favorite spots. While the girls were showing Misty their favorite jewelry store, Sophocles, Ash and Kiawe waited outside for them where they spotted the Poké Ride Mantine Surfing. Hearing that Misty, Lana and Mallow were interested in Mantine Surfing, Sophocles suggested that they should surf together with Ash adding Treasure Island, an island he once visited with his Pikachu, as their destination to surf to. Sophocles, Lillie and Mallow watched their friends surf through the waves. After arriving on the island, Sophocles and everyone were shown around the island by Ash. However, Sophocles and his friends had to stop Team Rocket from stealing the Mantine when they showed up once again to cause trouble. After freeing the Mantine, Sophocles witness Lana, Kiawe and Ash use their Z-Moves with Misty boasting their moves by having her Mega Gyarados use Hydro Pump to blast Team Rocket off. Sophocles with his classmates take Misty and Brock to Akala Island to see Kiawe's family farm. After showing the family farm, Sophocles with his classmates introduce Misty and Brock to Olivia. Watching a battle between Olivia and Brock, Sophocles with his friends, minus Olivia and Brock, were captured by Team Rocket when they arrived to capture their Pokémon. Thanks to Olivia and Brock teamwork, Sophocles and his friends were set free from Team Rocket. After Team Rocket was defeated, Sophocles and his friends watch a firework display then had to say goodbye to his friends once again when they had to go back to Kanto.
Later, Sophocles and his classmates arrive on Poni Island to do their research projects for school. Sophocles was planing to evolve his Charjabug into Vikavolt as he heard that there was a place at Vast Poni Canyon where Charjabug can evolve. While exploring the Island, Sophocles and his classmates meet Hapu, who is the granddaughter of one of the previous Island Kahuna's, where she mistaken them for thieves as she believes that they were gonna take her radishes from her fields. After encountering Hapu, Sophocles went to train his Charjabug with Kiawe accompany him. Continuing his project, Sophocles kept training with Charjabug for his upcoming evolution. Reading to evolve his Charjabug into Vikavolt, Sophocles heads over to Vast Poni Canyon with Kiawe, Hapu and Ash accompany him. Shortly after arriving, Sophocles bumps into his rival from the Charjabug race, Horacio, again then challenges him to a contest when he express his interest in evolving his Charjabug as well. Arriving at a rope bridge, Sophocles warns his rival that the bridge was gonna collapse but he didn't listen to him. When he was proven right that the bridge did collapse and seeing that his rival his Charjabug in trouble, Sophocles wasn't sure on what to do but his Charjabug evolved into a Vikavolt and saved them. Meeting up with his friends as they had to wait for him, Sophocles shows his friends his newly evolved Pokémon to them and was challenge to a Vikavolt race by his rival once his Charjabug evolves which he accepted. Later, Sophocles joins his friends in celebrating Ida, who once helped Lana in her Z-Move, and Kanoa journey to see the world. Also, Sophocles witness Lana show the hard work she did with her Popplio to Ida which resulted in her partner evolving into Brionne then waves goodbye to Lana's mentor and Kanoa. Sophocles and Lillie join Mallow when she wanted to bring her radishes base dishes for Hapu to taste. Also, Sophocles helps Hapu in her fields.
While working on Hapu's radishes fields, Sophocles, Hapu, Kiawe and Lana ended up getting separated from their friends when a fog created by Tapu Fini appeared. While Hapu left for the Ruins of Hope, Sophocles, Kiawe and Lana waited at Hapu's house. After the fog cleared up, Sophocles, Kiawe and Lana reunite with their friends along with being relieved that their alright then was introduce to Shaymin that Mallow found as she decided to take it in. Sophocles was happy that Hapu has been selected to be the next Island Kahuna of Poni Island but had to go through a ritual to officially have the title. After witnessing Hapu's ritual to become the Island Kahuna, Sophocles and everyone were playing on the beach to wait for Ash's Grand Trail. When Ash's Grand Trail came, Sophocles and everyone were surprised that he chose Pikachu to battle against Hapu due to him being week against Ground-type Pokémon. After Ash won his Grand Trail battle, Sophocles and everyone had to say goodbye to Hapu then head back to Melemele Island with Professor Kukui as their research projects were done. After returning to Melemele Island, Sophocles and his friends were introduce to PokéGolf through a well known player named Kahili. Also, Sophocles and his friends came across a new Pokémon species when they wonder to the Pokémon school. Sophocles and his friends observed them until they ran away from the classroom which motivated them to look for them. Finding them at top of the Pokémon school bell, Sophocles and his friends went up there to see them but they ran away from them again. Later, Sophocles and his friends were told that new species name was Meltan through Ash, who contacted Professor Oak about the new Pokémon. Sophocles was outside doing some battling and witness Ash with Pikachu go look for his Rowlet when he flew above them. After Ash return, Sophocles and everyone were happy to see that their friend found a Meltan as he explains to them about how his Rowlet was looking after it. Sophocles and everyone were witness when Lusamine's Clefable brought the other Meltan to shown them how she got them to behave along with Ash catching the one that befriended his Rowlet.
Later, Sophocles was a contested on a game show with Ash, Kiawe, Lana, Lillie and Mallow accompany him for support but lost in the second round. Also, Sophocles, Ash and Kiawe helped do the behind the scenes of a TV show that the girls were gonna be doing as they watch it at Professor Kukui's house. Sometime later, Sophocles and his fellow Ultra Guardians were called in during the night when a new Ultra Beast, named Pheromosa, arrived as it took Hala Z-Crystal. Sophocles and his fellow Ultra Guardians went looking for it again when they herd that it took more Z-Crystal from other Trainers but it was too fast for them. Forming a plan, Sophocles and his fellow Ultra Guardians plan to use their Z-Crystal to lure it out in hopes of catching it. However, Sophocles and his fellow Ultra Guardians were shocked that their planed failed. Sophocles was a witness when Bewear, who was furious for the way it stole Z-Crystal and that it broke Team Rocket's Meowth heart, battled it and defeated it which gave the Ultra Guardians a chance to catch it. After returning Pheromosa home, Sophocles and his fellow Ultra Guardians return the Z-Crystal to their rightful Trainers. Sophocles and his classmates headed over to Aether Paradise as Professor Kukui was gonna make an announcement there. Hearing that Alola first ever Pokémon League as the Aether Foundation and the Island Kahunas are sponsoring it, Sophocles, Ash, Kiawe and Lana all plan to enter due to being a League where everyone can participate while Lillie and Mallow were gonna consider entering. While at school, Sophocles and his friends hear that Team Skull grunts, Tupp, Rapp and Zipp, were outside. Despite Professor Kukui telling everyone to stay in the classroom, Sophocles and his friends head down anyway to confront them. During the contortion, Sophocles and his friends encounter Plumeria and the boss of Team Skull Guzma, who has history with Professor Kukui. Sophocles, Kiawe, Lana, Lillie and Mallow witness Ash battle Guzma but it was called off then witness Team Skull leave the Pokémon school. Sometime later, Sophocles, Ash, Kiawe, Lana and Mallow admire Lillie's new found Z-Ring that belongs to her missing father, Mohn. Sophocles and everyone accompany Lillie to go see Hala as she needed to get permission to use his Z-Ring until he is found. Also, Sophocles and his friends watch Lillie try to use the Ice-Type Z-Move, Subzero Slammer, but fail. Despite not being able to do a Z-Move, Sophocles not only encourage her to keep on trying until she'll be able to perform a Z-Move one day but was also inspired to do a Z-Move himself one day. Sophocles and his classmate return to Ula'ula Island for a two-day trip to Mallie City. When they got their, Sophocles and his friends went to Mallie garden for some sight seeing. During their visit, Sophocles and his friends visit the Kantonian Gym but could't battle the Gym Leader due to not completing a course set up for him and his friends. After seeing Kiawe and Ash battle, Sophocles and his friends head back to Melemele Island.
Hearing about an upcoming Vikavolt and the prize was gonna by a Buginium Z, Sophocles train until the day came for the race. Join by his friends as they all came with him to cheer him on, Sophocles arrives on Poni Island where he meets up with Horacio again where he revels that his Charjabug evolved into Vikavolt and he plans participate in the race as well. During the race, Sophocles freaked out due to being in a dark cave but decided to put his fear of the dark aside to continue the race. Sophocles notice the other racers Vikavolt including Horacio's in trouble when they were captured by Team Rocket. However, Sophocles and Horacio, who was able to escape, worked together to save the other Vikavolt from Team Rocket which they succeeded. After all the Vikavolt were safe, Sophocles continued the race as he had a heated one on one race against Horacio. Although they gave it their all, Sophocles came up on top as he was congratulated for his victory by his friends and Horacio as they both promise to race again one day. While walking on the beach with his friends admiring his Z-Crystal, Sophocles was approach by Hapu as she heard what he did to save the other constants Vikavolt where she gave him a Z-Ring. Enjoying some time with his friends, Sophocles, Kiawe, Lillie and Mallow were fishing while Ash and Lana did their own. Hearing that they had an adventure and encounter a Kyogre, Sophocles and the rest of his friends thought it was one of Lana's jokes but she told them that it was true and when they were shown that Lana's Brionne evolved into Primarina.
Sophocles, Lana and Lillie arrived at Mallow's Family restaurant as they notice how busy it was then Kiawe comment on their timing as he asked for their help in keeping the restaurant running until Mallow return. However, Sophocles and his friends were exhausted from all the customers that came as they told a returning Mallow how crazy it was while she was away. After Mallow's father, who was grateful for their assistants, told their friend that the restaurant narrowly avoided disasters without their help, Sophocles, Ash, Olivia, Kiawe, Lana and Lillie were inform that their friend helped out at Oranguru's place a lot then got a Grassium Z and a Z-Ring for helping. Sophocles, Ash, Kiawe, Lana, Lillie and Mallow all became excited because now all of them have a Z-Ring. While Ash, Kiawe and Lana practice their Z-Moves, Sophocles, Lillie and Mallow practice their Z-Poses.
Sophocles was working on his Z-Moves at school but could't get it right. Through a suggestion from Kiawe, Sophocles decided to go to his boot camp with Ash accompany them. However, Sophocles had a hard time with the training and was on the verge of giving up but seeing how determined Vikavolt was he decided to not give up no matter what. At night, Sophocles felt that his Pokémon don't care about him but Ash and his own Pokémon assured that it wasn't true which cheered him up. That next day, Sophocles was getting some wood with his Pokémon but a wild Crawdaunt showed up and wanted to battle him. Remembering from Kiawe's story that he heard from that last night, Sophocles and Vikavolt had a serious battle with it. However, Sophocles had doubts of continuing the battle but seeing that Vikavolt was not giving up he decided that he should't either. Seeing his Z-Crystal glowing, Sophocles recall everything he went through with Vikavolt and they perfected their Z-Move, Savage Spin-Out. Sophocles was happy that he won but wasn't pleased when he found out that Kiawe set everything up. Despite the deception, Sophocles was happy he perfected his Z-Moves and felt more confident in himself. While at school, Sophocles and his classmates were trying to cut makiwara by using Pokémon moves. However, Sophocles and his friends were called in for an Ultra Guardians mission. After entering the base, Sophocles and his fellow Ultra Guardians were shocked that the Meltan living with Clefable have multiplied. Sophocles and his fellow Ultra Guardians were inform about the new Ultra Beast, Kartana, then they embark on their mission to find it. After Ash convinced it to stop cutting things along with trying to catch it and witness how it defeated Team Rocket so easily, Sophocles and his fellow Ultra Guardians were told to canceled the mission due to a meteor getting to hit Alola. Hearing that the meteor was gonna hit the Pokémon School and despite being told to evacuate, Sophocles and his fellow Ultra Guardians refuse to run away as they decided to stop the meteor. Using their ride Pokémon to get to the meteor, Sophocles and his fellow Ultra Guardians have their Pokémon cool it down then had some of them cut it. When their plan didn't work, Sophocles and his fellow Ultra Guardians were running out of ideas but the Ultra Beast arrive to cut the meteor which saved Alola. Sophocles and his fellow Ultra Guardians were scolded by Professor Burnet for putting themselves endanger like that but was happy that it worked out and they were all alright. Seeing that Ultra Beast was getting to leave, Sophocles and his fellow Ultra Guardians bid it farewell. Sophocles, Ash, Kiawe, Lana and Mallow headed over to Lillie's house for Z-Move training. While there, Sophocles, Ash, Kiawe, Lana and Mallow were introduced to Magearna by Lillie as she explains to them that it was a gift from her father, Mohn. While training, Sophocles train with Lana to perfect their Pokémon moves. However, Sophocles and everyone were called in by Hobbes as Professor Kukui was official announcing the completion of the Alola Pokémon League stadium. Sophocles and Mallow were worried for their friends, Ash, Kiawe, Lana, when they were fired up. Continuing the training, Sophocles was excited that Lillie perfected her Z-Move and coagulated her then suggested to her that she should visit Hala on her progress.
Arriving at Manalo Stadium, Sophocles and his friends get ready to participate in the League. While checking out the stadium, Sophocles and Kiawe were introduce to Hau, Hala's grandson, by Ash. Hearing Team Skull's plans to destroy the League and being explain about Professor Kukui's past with Guzma, Sophocles and his friends all plan to stop Team Skull from destroying the League, after hearing they're participating in League as well. During the opening fest for the League, Sophocles and his friends meet up with Gladion again. Sophocles and his friends were explained that the preliminary round will be a Battle Royal by the Masked Royal. After getting through the preliminary round, Sophocles was one of sixteenth Trainer's to make through the Eighth-finals where he'll be battling Mina.
Sophocles watches the matches before his battle with Mina. When the time came for his battle, Sophocles gave his all in his battle against Mina and won which allowed him to move on to the Quarter-finals. When the Quarter-finals matchups were revealed, Sophocles became shocked that he'll be battling his best friend Kiawe in the next round. Sophocles watched the battles of the quarter-finals before his battle with Kiawe. After the battle before theirs concluded and before theirs begins, Sophocles told Kiawe that he wants to beat him because he likes battling which made his best friend happy to hear. Sophocles gave everything he had against Kiawe. However, Sophocles lost to Kiawe but was told that he had a good battle against him then he told his best friend that he promises that he'll defeat him one day. Sophocles watch the last battle of the Quarter-finals. When the Semi-Finals started, Sophocles watch his best friend battle their friend, Gladion, in the first of match of the semi's. After the first battle of the semi-finals ended with Gladion being the victor, Sophocles watches the second battle where Ash would face Team Skull boss Guzma. Sophocles was happy to see Ash win against Guzma and would be moving on to the finals of the League. After the Semi-Finals ended, Sophocles watch Ash and Gladion battle in the finals. After a hard-fought battle in the finals, Sophocles was happy to see Ash win and becoming the first ever Champion of Alola. However, Sophocles and his friends witness an Ultra Wormhole open which brought out an Ultra Beast, Guzzlord, that Ash once dealt with. Sophocles, Hau and Kiawe help get everyone to safety. Meeting up with his friends and seeing that two more Ultra Beast appeared, Sophocles and his friends use their Z-Moves to send the Ultra Beast back through the Ultra Wormhole which they succeed. Meeting up with Ash, Sophocles, Kiawe, Lana, Lillie and Mallow all became shocked that the Masked Royal is really Professor Kukui with Gladion and Hau as witness. However, Sophocles didn't care if Professor Kukui kept this secret from him and their friends for so long. Sophocles with his friends watch Ash and Professor Kukui's full battle. During the battle, Sophocles was impressed with the other Pokémon Professor Kukui has as he and his friends never seen some of them before but they were more please when Ash defeats three of his Pokémon. Sophocles and his friends were happy to see that Ash defeated two more of Professor Kukui's Pokémon then was surprised when Tapu Koko came to the battle field to battle their friend again. After watching a hard-fought battle, Sophocles was happy to see Ash win the exhibition battle against Professor Kukui.
After the League was done and was at the Pokémon school, Sophocles listens to his friends plans then told them that he plans to go to the Hoenn Region to Mossdeep City to work at their space center. Hearing that his other two friends were leaving, Sophocles gave his full support for Lillie and Ash along with their other friends. After saying goodbye to Lillie and her family, Sophocles, Kiawe, Lana and Mallow gave one final farewell to Ash along with Pikachu as the Ultra Guardians. Sophocles said goodbye to Kiawe, Lana and Mallow then headed off to Hoenn with Molayne to fulfill his dream.
Pokémon Journeys: The Series
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Sophocles, along with Mallow, Lana, Kiawe and their Pokémon made an appearance in PJ037. In Second Appearance, Sophocles went to the Mossdeep Space Center with his cousin's Ampharos and reunite Ash and Goh again in Pokémon Journeys.
- Pokémon Pancake Race: Section one
- Charjabug Race: Winner with Ash and Kiawe
- Alola Pokémon Quiz: Preliminary round
- Vikavolt Race - Winner (Buginium Z)
- Manalo Conference: Top 8
- His catchphrase is まぁまぁね.
- He is the only one from Ash's classmate to have a rival.
- Like Serena, Sophocles is one of Ash's traveling companion that went to Hoenn when a series ended.
- Sophocles is the first male character to have caught or received a member or more from the Generation VII group.