Here you can discuss Pokemon Magicians in general. You can also talk about magic and alchemy, and what role this plays in the Pokemon World.
In the anime, there seems to be two different types of Pokemon Magicians:
- magicans who perform simple illusions and tricks to entertain people
- magicans like Lily, who carry around a spellbook and gather ingredients from Pokemon (chants or incantations also seem to be required). Apparently, this kind of magic is very powerful, because it was able to turn Ash into a Pikachu (and change him back too).
Personally, I like the character Lily, and I wish they would've had her return in another episode. It was so interesting, learning about how she performs her magic in "Hocus Pokemon". For one thing, Lily's spellbook has been in her family for generations, and it's been passed down to each generation. So we know for a fact, that the history of this kind of magic must go WAY back!
That's pretty interesting, if you ask me! ^^