People not native to Alola often misunderstand the roles of the Guardian Deities. They assume that they exist to safeguard the people of Alola, and that they are only dangerous to wrongdoers. In actual fact, the Guardian Deities are neutral to human beings. Their purpose is to protect the region, not the people in it, and any human which jeopardizes that goal is an enemy to them. The number of humans that the Deities hold in esteem is extremely limited; this is one of the reasons that Kahunas must serve in their roles for life.