Alain is shown to usually be focused on his goals, yet often exhibits aloof behavior and can wander off in thought. He at first seems to push others away from him, but he helped Mairin capture Flabébé with hints on strategy. He does, however, have a close bond with his Charizard, and has become accustomed to Mairin's companionship as shown in Mega Evolution Special II. Alain doggedly pursues his goal of becoming the strongest, often ignoring the concern of others.
Alain has a tendency to push away the people he wants to protect. During his time working at Professor Sycamore's lab, Alain was much more cheerful than he is in the present. While he has distanced himself from Professor Sycamore, it is clear he is still concerned about him. In Mega Evolution Special III, Alain purposely tried to leave Mairin behind to keep her from his dangerous mission of engaging Primal Groudon and Kyogre. Failing that, he later returned to Kalos alone, leaving her behind.
Will Ash meet Alain? That's my theory though, it could be soon or never; but it's about time they put Alain in there, some say he'll replace Ash but not really, that's all for the information; see you!
The TV Tokyo website has created a new minisite for Pocket Monsters: XY & Z, revealing new information from the upcoming arc.
The new arc will prominently feature the various Formes of Zygarde: Zygarde Cell, Zygarde Core, Zygarde 10% Forme, Zygarde 50% Forme, and Zygarde Complete Forme. In addition, Team Flare and Alain from the Mega Evolution Specials will also be making their appearance in the new arc. Moreover, Ash's Greninja will take on a mysterious new appearance known as "Ash-Greninja".
A new opening theme to be sung by Ash's voice actor Rica Matsumoto will also be replacing Mad-Paced Getter. The song is titled "XY&Z" and will be written, composed, and arranged by the singer of the previous opening - Tomohisa Sako.Pocket Monsters: XY & Z will premiere along with fourth Mega Evolution Special as part of a one-hour special on October 29, 2015.