"This is Gaia's light, I guess."

Gamu TakayamaHis Name is Gaia
User(s): Gamu Takayama
First Appearance: Ultraman Gaia Episode 3: "His Name is Gaia"
Status: Active as of Ultraman Gaia: Once Again Gaia

Esplender (エスプレンダー Esupurendā?) is Gamu Takayama's transformation item. With it, he can transform into Ultraman Gaia and fight the monsters.


After Ultraman Gaia defeated C.O.V., he turned back into Gamu. Gamu found a strange light on the battle which he sensed was important, using a photoelectron tube he had on him, he took it. Later on, he used it to transform into Gaia a second time. Gamu later built the Esplender to properly house the Gaia force as a more suitable device. In Ultraman Gaia episode 26, Hiroya Fujimiya gave the Esplender Agul's light, transforming Gaia into Version 2. The Esplender was later drained of its power by Zogu, rendering it useless. Later in the Ultraman Gaia direct-to-video special Ultraman Gaia: Once Again Gaia, a race of advanced undersea beings restored Gaia's force.



  • Before the usage of Esplender, Gamu first stored Gaia's essence in a photoelectron tube while raising it to the air to transform mirroring Shin Hayata's transformation of Ultraman via the Beta Capsule.
  • The Esplender is the first transformation device shown to be created by human hands.
    • It is also the first to demonstrate the principle(s) of Transformation Devices. That being the storing and unleashing of the Ultra's essence for the purpose of transforming.
Transformation Items
Showa Items Beta Capsule | Ultra Eye | Will Power | Ultra Rings | Ultra Badge | Leo Ring | Bright Stick | Beam Flasher
Heisei Items Delta-Plasma Pendant | Will Power | Beta Capsule/Flash Prism | Estraller | Pikari Brush | Spark Lens | Nice Dreamer | Reflasher | Esplender | Agulater | Cosmo Pluck | Just Lancer | Evoltruster | Darkevolver | Max Spark | Mebius Brace | Knight Brace | Ultra Zero Bracelet | Ginga Spark | Dark Spark | Dark Dummy Spark | Gunpad | Ginga Light Spark | Livepad | Victory Lancer | Chibu Spark | X Devizer | Orb Ring | Orbcalibur | Riser | R/B Gyro | Orb Ring NEO
Manga Only Items Zoffy Bracelet | Jack Bracelet | Gorian Belt | Zaji Sword | Drew Bracelet | Flare Coin | Alphonne Pendant | Ars Ring | Mimicry System