Character Spotlight: Hau

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Tuesday!

It’s the end of another month, so I have another Character Spotlight for everyone. I’ve decided to showcase a character who I recently fell in love with.



Hau is a brand new character to the Pokemon world. He was introduced in Pokemon Sun and Moon, which came out November 18, 2016, by Nintendo for the 3DS. Hau is the grandson of Melemele Island’ Kahuna, Hala. He’s your friend and ally as well as your rival.

He’s energetic, friendly, and pretty optimistic. While the two of you don’t travel together, you meet up quite a lot. He helps you along the way by telling you where to go next, healing your Pokemon, giving you various items, and is overall just supportive encouraging.

As your rival, you obviously battle quite a bit with him. I don’t know how he reacts when you lose to him, but he’s still positive when he loses. Some rivals in past games are sore losers (Barry from Diamond and Pearl kind of was…), but Hau just keeps complimenting you and strives harder.

But that’s the thing about him. He wants to be the strongest trainer, but overall, he just wants to have fun and enjoy the time he has with his Pokemon as well as the journey, sights, and sounds around him.

Honestly, I think everyone should be like Hau.

What do you think of Hau? Let me know in the comments below!

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2 thoughts on “Character Spotlight: Hau

  1. Hau… should I put it? I don’t hate Hau. I haven’t been a fan of most Pokemon rivals lately, such as the hyperactive Barry or the shy Wally. Hau is a bit closer to Barry, but has elements of self-doubt like Wally. I like that he’s in the middle, which makes him a positive partner who isn’t annoying. I liked Lillie as a character better, but Hau certainly did not hurt the story. I prefer rivals like Gary or Silver who are complete jerks and actually push you to be better. In Hau’s case, I felt like we were the ones pushing him to be better.

    • I understand what you mean. It’s much more satisfying to defeat mean rivals in battle than rivals like Hau, Wally, and Barry. And I miss the jerks, though I do like having the “friend” aspect.
      I like Lillie, too. Though I found her to be a bit annoying in the beginning of the game. She had awesome character development, but I definitely liked her better when she pulled her hair back and decided to stand up for herself and for what she believed in.

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