☆Original Name: Kuchinashi(Japan)
☆Other Names: Nanu( English) Augusto( Italian)
☆Hometown: Route 17/Po Town
☆Role: Kahuna of Ula’ula Island
☆Type Specialty: Dark
As a police officer and the Kahuna of Ula’ula Island, Nanu is a fairly cold, self-depreciating and impassionate individual who really prefers to not get his hands dirty with things, remaining a bit of a reclusive and preferring not to have to do his job unless it is completely necessary. His ability to nonetheless get things done and make sure that the island is taken care of made him a natural choice for Kahuna in the eyes of Tapu Bulu, but Nanu has never really been sure if it was the right decision to make, especially since he is often assigned errand duty by his fellow Kahunas as he has a habit of missing important meetings. Even so, Nanu has proven to be of great help in dealing with the antics of Team Skull, making sure that they remain confined to Po Town and do not attempt to take over any other towns or cities in the region, and additionally teamed up with Tapu Bulu to repel aggressive Ultra Beasts during the events of the Aether Crisis that had been transported to the island as a result of Lusamine’s experiment. While he doesn’t talk about it much, he also served as a reliable source of information in the search for the Ultra Beasts after the conclusion of the Aether Crisis and is even a former member of the International Police himself. Operating under the code number 000, Nanu was once a partner to Looker and a superior officer both in title and skill, but his life changed for the worse when a Faller that had been assigned to the two was killed by an Ultra Beast they had been assigned to terminate, as Looker hesitated to finish-off the creature, feeling a moment of pity for its fate, and had failed to take into account that their third member might not have been equipped to fight against such a monstrous force without protection. Ten years from the present, the two discovered Anabel on one of the beaches of Poni Island after finishing up another eradication mission, and with Nanu acting as her superior officer, she was able to rise up the ranks of the International Police even past Looker, though direct manipulation of her records by higher-ups may also be to partially blame for this. Nanu later left the force after coming to terms with the fact that the partner that had been assigned to him and Looker before had been nothing more than bait, intentionally put out at the front of their group to attract the Ultra Beasts to them readily. Settling down on Ula’ula Island and taking the position as the chief of police and only real police officer of Po Town, his disdain for the force led to his development into his present self, seeing little more than business being placed over genuine care by an organization that he had worked so long for. While his glory days may be long behind him and despite the fact that he turned down a position in the Alola Elite Four, as he was not completely obligated to take part in it and wouldn’t stand to take a position anywhere just because someone asked him to, Nanu is still as powerful of a trainer as he ever has been and can definitely give any trainer looking to beat him as the Island Kahuna a taste of the power of the Dark-type that can more than overwhelm those that are unprepared.