Guzma Encounter

Thanks for scaring those Team Skull punks off. I’m Dayton. I’ve gotta’ repay you somehow. I can deliver that package for you? For a cash payment, of course.

Dayton, introducing himself to Mallow, VS UB-02 Absorption: Dreamtime











Pokémon Trainer



Malie City, Alola


  • Professor Kukui (cousin)
    Mallow (rival)

On Hand:


Pokémon Anthology

Dayton Kukui is a protagonist of Pokémon Anthology, introduced in the third volume. A swindler with an obsession for money (why does he want to save up ten million PokéDollars, anyway?), Dayton is a smooth-talking kid with more confidence than skills as a wannabe con man. He takes on various--and often dangerous--part-time jobs, such as working as a Pyukumuku chucker and a Tauros wrangler. He successfully manages to con Mallow out of some money by faking an injury, but ends up facing some brutal karmic payback in the process when she turns out to be the delivery courier dropping off a Rotom for Professor Kukui, and she discovers that he is not a cripple at all. The professor has recently encouraged Dayton to take on the Island Pilgrimage, an ancient Alolan tradition that fosters strength and purpose in young trainers.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Egocentric and selfish, but also charming and witty, Dayton is a complicated kid with an obsession for cold-hard cash and an eye for conning and swindling other people of their money. Dayton is earnest and focused on his goals, but is quick to change sides in the face of conflict when one side seems more apt to win over the other.

He is someone who has not had any cause to believe in or fight for, and is given the opportunity to figure that out and choose a side once and for all. Dayton is a bit of a slob and more than willing to get his hands dirty. He is a rough-and-tumble kind of guy, and often practices his own variation of Pokémon attacks on his cousin and Pokémon.

History[edit | edit source]

Pre-series[edit | edit source]

Not much is known about Dayton's life, other than that he is the cousin of Alola's regional professor, Professor Kukui.

Adventures[edit | edit source]


Pokémon[edit | edit source]

On hand[edit | edit source]

Pokémon Information
Playful, Torracat loves to tussle. His best friend is Rockruff.
Dayton's Torracat
Pokémon Information
Alolan Raichu is a surfer and inspired Dayton's surfing hobby. He's a super chill surfer bro... until someone tries to touch his 'board': a lesson Dayton has yet to learn.
Dayton's Alolan Raichu
Pokémon Information
Dayton's Muk is an old friend, having belonged to Dayton's father.
Dayton's Alolan Muk
Pokémon Information
Dayton's Bewear is an old friend, having belonged to Dayton's father.
Dayton's Bewear
Pokémon Information
Dayton accidentally captured this temperamental Pyukumuku.
Dayton's Pyukumuku
Pokémon Information
Rowdy and playful, Rockruff is ironically close friends with Torracat. It previously belonged to Dayton's cousin, Professor Kukui, but was gifted to Dayton.
Dayton's Rockruff

Traveling with[edit | edit source]

Pokémon Information
Roto is an easily-startled Rotom that inhabits Dayton's Pokédex to accompany him on his Island Pilgrimage.
Roto, the Rotom-Dex

Theme[edit | edit source]


Pokemon Sun & Moon - Guzma Encounter Music (HQ)-0

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Dayton is based on the playable character from the Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon video games, sharing his appearance.
    • Some of Dayton's story elements are adapted from Elio's manga counterpart, Sun.
Characters from Pokémon Anthology
Introduced in Black & White
Hilbert Black Iris Draco N Ghetsis
Introduced in Iridescence
Hareta Cal Goldsworthy Red Felicia Green Misty Brock Professor Oak Giovanni
Introduced in Adventures
Amarillo Crystal Soulstice Silver Dayton Kukui Mallow Archie Maxie Proton Lusamine Norman
Dead characters appear in italics. Characters whose status is unknown appear in bold.
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