Lucius’ team, made up of legendary Pokémon and unique species, showcases his accomplished trainer status and travels across different regions. Each Pokémon on Lucius’ team serves a specific purpose, from Lapras’ mobility to Kleavor’s tree-cutting skills, making them ideal for an adventurer like Lucius. Riko and Roy’s mission to find the remaining members of Lucius’ team brings together the two storylines of Pokémon Horizons, giving them a new goal and direction.
Pokémon Horizon has revealed that Ancient Explorer Lucius, rumored to be one of the strongest trainers in history, possesses some pretty awesome Pokémon, including Black Rayquaza. Now, his full team has been revealed, and it’s definitely a team that deserves to go down in Pokémon history as the strongest team.
It was previously revealed that Ancient Poké Balls, like the one Roy has, were once Lucius’s; the first is seen containing Black Rayquaza, followed by Titan-sized Arboliva, and then Galarian Moltres. Turns out, Riko’s grandmother is an expert on Lucius and she’s about to reveal more when the Adventurers attack. After they escape, she gives Riko Lucius’ diary and reveals the rest of his team.
Along with the three previously known Pokémon, Lucius is shown to also possess Lapras, Kleavor, and another legendary Pokémon, Entei.
Lucius’ team is perfect for an adventurer
With half of Lucius’ team consisting of legendary Pokémon, it’s clear he’s a talented trainer; After all, in the anime, legendary Pokémon won’t listen to anyone. The team also represents a wide range of the Pokémon world, with Pokémon native to Hoenn, Paldea, Galar, Kanto, Hisui (Sinnoh) and Johto, meaning Lucius is truly around. It has been suggested that Lucius was active about a hundred years before the story, which could make him live at the same time as the Hisui era seen in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
Why these Pokémon in particular? The legends speak for themselves; Their strength will come in handy in any situation. Lapras is a fairly rare Pokémon and is also a great species for taking people abroad, making it an invaluable companion. Arboliva stands out for its sheer size, towering over others of its type, while Kleavor is a rare Pokémon that has become extinct in modern times, with ax arms capable of chopping trees and destroying obstacles. The group is well suited to the needs of an adventurer who frequently travels in potentially dangerous areas.
What does Lucius’s team mean to Riko and Roy?
Riko and Roy are asked to search for the remaining members of Lucius’ team, collectively known as the “Six Heroes”. Riko and Roy had possession of balls containing Arboliva and Moltres, as well as Black Rayquaza’s ball (although Rayquaza was not in it). So far, the balls have been found in their native region (in addition to Rayquaza’s region), which means that Riko and Roy will likely depart for Johto, Kanto, or Sinnoh. Terapagos also has some connection to Lucius and can help them convince the Six Heroes to come with them. Now, recruiting Lucius’ team gives Riko and Roy a new goal, binding them both. Pokémon Horizon The plot finally comes together.