Pokémon Sun & Moon

Sun & Moon

Pokémon Sun & Moon

First Air Date: November 17, 2016

First Aired on    :   2016
Episodes    :   43 episodes

What starts as a summer vacation in the tropical Alola region turns into the next exciting chapter in Ash Ketchum’s quest to become a Pokémon Master! There’s plenty for Ash and Pikachu to explore in this sunny new region, with exciting new Pokémon to discover and interesting people to learn from along the way—including the cool Professor Kukui and the fun-loving Samson Oak. More new faces will help guide Ash’s Alolan adventure, in the form of a group of skilled Trainers—Kiawe, Lana, Mallow, and Sophocles—and a mysterious research assistant called Lillie. Frequent foes Team Rocket have also made the trip to Alola, looking to swipe some high-powered new Pokémon. But they have some heavy competition on the villainy front: the ruffians of Team Skull, who delight in causing chaos and may have more sinister intentions…



Episodes

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20x43 When Regions Collide! (September 21, 2017)


Our heroes visit the Cerulean Gym, where the Alola students get their first taste of a Gym battle! Mallow and Lana challenge Misty, who praises their battle instincts after her victory. Next, Sophocles and Lillie face Brock and his Geodude—and Sophocles forgets that the Kanto Geodude is a Ground type, so his Electric-type moves won’t work! Kiawe’s Turtonator goes up against Brock’s Steelix, and both Trainers show their full power as Steelix Mega Evolves and Turtonator uses a Z-Move. Finally, it’s Ash and Pikachu vs. Misty and Gyarados, just like old times! Misty also uses Mega Evolution, but Pikachu’s Z-Move manages to take down the mighty Mega Gyarados!


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20x42 Alola, Kanto! (September 14, 2017)


Ash’s Pokémon School class is taking a field trip to the Kanto region! Principal Oak is excited to visit his famous cousin in Pallet Town, and Professor Kukui says some special guests will be joining them. When those guests turn out to be Brock and Misty, Ash is delighted! Everyone marvels at the many Pokémon living at Professor Oak’s lab, and Brock offers a demonstration of the difference between Kanto Pokémon and their Alolan counterparts. Of course, Team Rocket is up to their old tricks, but the “original Twerp trio” quickly sends them blasting off again. Tomorrow, Misty has big plans for everyone: a battle at her own Cerulean Gym!


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20x41 Mounting an Electrifying Charge! (September 07, 2017)


Sophocles has wanted to enter a Charjabug race for a long time, and now with Ash and Kiawe on his team, he finally can! The huge event features tough competitors, including the arrogant Red Comet team and a disguised Team Rocket. Red Comet is favored to win, and it starts out strong! But when it’s time to confront a giant sheet of ice, everyone has problems—except for a quick-thinking Sophocles, who uses his Charjabug’s String Shot move to maintain traction. As Red Comet looks on in horror, the Sophocles Lab team reaches the finish line and becomes the happy winner!


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20x40 Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence! (August 31, 2017)


After having little success using the Z-Move Hydro Vortex, Lana and Popplio meet Ida and her Brionne, who use the Z-Move as part of their show and agree to take Lana on as an apprentice! Lana and Popplio train hard—and when Ida’s sweetheart Kanoa returns with reports of sunken treasure, they join the expedition. The treasure is guarded by a Dhelmise, who’s already annoyed after a run-in with Team Rocket and traps Kanoa’s boat in a powerful Whirlpool. Brionne goes up against it and loses, but after all that training, Popplio is ready. It uses Hydro Vortex to counter Dhelmise’s Whirlpool and send it far away!


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20x39 Mallow and the Forest Teacher! (August 24, 2017)


Mallow is excited when her family restaurant is featured on TV—but it comes with a rush of customers, and her dad is too busy talking to the reporter to help. Eventually, she gets overwhelmed and storms off into the forest, where she falls and hurts her leg! Mallow wakes up in the care of a kindly Oranguru, who offers her a Pinap Juice, a sympathetic ear—and a battle partner when Team Rocket steals her Steenee! When Mallow’s dad comes to find her, he happily greets Oranguru, who’s an old friend, and then apologizes to Mallow for taking all her hard work for granted.


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20x38 Mimikyu Unmasked! (August 17, 2017)


When Team Rocket pounces, Ash is excited to show off his new Z-Move, but Lycanroc can’t quite make it work. After Kiawe steps up to send the villains blasting off again, Jessie and Mimikyu land in a shopping mall—and Mimikyu’s disguise is torn! Jessie thinks this is the perfect opportunity to get Mimikyu a new outfit, but it just isn’t interested in changing its look. She finally agrees to mend the ripped cloth, and when they battle again, Mimikyu actually listens to Jessie’s commands! Unfortunately for them, Lycanroc has been training hard, and it performs a perfect Z-Move that sends them blasting back to Bewear!


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20x37 Rising from the Ruins! (August 10, 2017)


After attacking Rowlet during Ash’s grand trial, Rockruff is too upset to sleep. It sneaks out of the house and encounters Tapu Lele, who wants to battle! The Island Guardian thinks they’re just having fun, but Rockruff is badly hurt. Olivia’s Midday Form Lycanroc and Gladion’s Midnight Form Lycanroc discover the injured Rockruff and take it to Tapu Lele for healing. After Ash comes looking for his friend, Tapu Lele uses Draining Kiss to take energy from both Lycanroc and give it to Rockruff. Rockruff is feeling better—and then it evolves into a Lycanroc no one has ever seen before, a Dusk Form Lycanroc with bright green eyes!


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20x36 Trials and Determinations! (August 03, 2017)


The day of Ash’s grand trial against Kahuna Olivia is finally here, and it’s a Double Battle! Olivia’s Probopass and Lycanroc face off against Ash’s Rowlet and a strangely aggressive Rockruff. After Olivia sets a trap on the battlefield, Ash instructs Rowlet to grab Rockruff by the scruff of the neck so they can fly above it. They defeat Probopass, but Rockruff lashes out at Rowlet and knocks it out! Rockruff feels terrible about this but soon regains its focus and takes Lycanroc down. Ash wins the grand trial and the Rock-type Z-Crystal, and Olivia has an explanation for Rockruff’s unusually aggressive behavior—she thinks it’s going to evolve soon!


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20x35 Currying Favor and Flavor! (July 27, 2017)


Olivia and Professor Kukui send the class out to find ingredients for Akalan Curry in groups of two. The team of Ash and Mallow find their task more challenging than expected, especially in getting past angry Fomantis, an Alolan Parasect and an Alolan Diglett. Their search for the final ingredient brings them face-to-face with a Totem Lurantis. Ash and his Pokémon must now battle Lurantis and its partner Castform, but there may be more to this than meets the eye.


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20x34 A Crowning Moment of Truth! (July 20, 2017)


Ash and his friends go to the Wela Volcano Festival, where an Alolan Marowak appears and takes the "Wela Crown", which supposedly has the power to make Pokémon stronger. Ash and Kiawe chase after it, which leads to a fierce battle between Marowak and Kiawe's Turtonator in which, even when using a Z-move, Turtonator is defeated. Kiawe is devastated and disheartened by the loss, but Ash and Turtonator encourage him. The next day, Kiawe and Turtonator face Marowak in a rematch, but this time Turtonator wins. Marowak not only returns the crown but also decides to join Kiawe as one of his Pokémon. Marowak develops a rivalry with Turtonator in the process.


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20x33 Big Sky, Small Fry! (July 06, 2017)


With no class today, Ash and Lana go fishing, but they may end up catching more than they bargained for since the lagoon they're fishing in may contain a water-type Totem Pokémon. If there is, then Lana is determined to battle it. Meanwhile, Kiawe takes the rest of the gang to visit his family's dairy farm, and Team Rocket doesn't seem to be having much luck with their own fishing.


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20x32 Treasure Hunt, Akala Style! (June 29, 2017)


For the first class on Akala, Ash and his friends are paired with Stoutlands for a treasure hunt. Lillie and Lana struggle with their partners.


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20x31 The Island Whisperer! (June 22, 2017)


The Akala Island Kahuna, Olivia, comes to the Pokémon School. Ash and the rest of the class head to Akala for a practical class under her supervision.


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20x30 The Ol' Raise and Switch! (June 15, 2017)


Ash and his friends switch Pokémon for two days for a class assignment. Ash takes Snowy to his house while Pikachu goes home with Lillie.


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20x29 Lulled to La-La Land! (June 08, 2017)


Students and Pokémon take a camping trip together. After they wake up feeling mysteriously drained, they realize there's something in the forest.


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20x28 Pulling Out the Pokémon Base Pepper! (May 25, 2017)


Grab your bats and mitts: Pokémon Base season is upon us! Ash and friends can’t get enough of the popular sport, especially after watching the final Pro League game, and they’re delighted when Professor Kukui invites a star athlete to visit the Pokémon School for a special lesson. The competition gets fierce when Team Rocket arrives for a game! Get ready for some intense sports action—and the rare sight of Kiawe wearing a shirt!


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20x27 A Glaring Rivalry! (May 18, 2017)


A trainer named Gladion, dressed in black, battling with a powerful fiery-eyed Lycanroc and wearing a Z-ring, has appeared on Melemele Island. After seeing them in action, Ash naturally wants to battle Gladion; however, he's totally shocked when Lillie appears and calls Gladion her brother. Gladion seems cold towards Lillie and at first refuses Ash's challenge, but then learns that Ash got his Z-ring from Tapu Koko and had actually battled the Island Guardian. That night, Gladion's Umbreon delivers a note to Ash agreeing to battle. It's Ash's Rockruff versus Gladion's Lycanroc! However, Team Rocket, who saw Gladion defeat the Team Skull grunts earlier, can't resist getting involved. Ash and Gladion must work together to rescue Pikachu and Lycanroc.


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20x26 So Long, Sophocles! (May 11, 2017)


Sophocles and his family may be moving away, so Sophocles will have to leave the Pokémon school and all his friends. Even though he tries to keep the news from his classmates, they can see that both he and Togedemaru are very upset. Ash and his friends work together to cheer up Sophocles with a farewell party. However, when Sophocles finds out he's made a mistake, he finds it very hard to tell his friends.


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20x25 A Team-on-Team Tussle! (May 04, 2017)


When Team Rocket see Ash and Kiawe demonstrating Z-moves, they plot to find Z-crystals for themselves. While searching, Team Rocket run into Team Skull. Both gangs spot a Darkinium Z-crystal embedded in a large rock. Will they be able to work together to get through the infestation of Rattata and Raticate from earlier that are between them and the Z-crystal? If they can, how long will this alliance last? If they can't, who will get the Z-crystal first and will they be able to use it?


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20x24 Alolan Open House! (April 27, 2017)


When the Pokémon School announces a special Visitors Day, Ash's mother and Mr. Mime come for a visit. Delia charms everyone, including all of Ash's Alolan Pokémon. Meanwhile, Ash faces one of his toughest challenges ever... giving a report in front of his classmates, the school visitors and now his own mother! When the Team Skull grunts crash the festivities on Tauros and start causing mayhem, Delia insists on standing up to them. Can Ash and his Pokémon save the day?


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20x23 Getting the Band Back Together! (April 20, 2017)


Ash and his classmates are excited to see DJ Leo, who is a popular local musician that plays music with his Alolan Dugtrio. After an Alolan Diglett that dances joins the group, the Dugtrio start quarreling among themselves as to which of them should take center stage. Amidst the threat of a split-up, Team Rocket steps in to steal Dugtrio.


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20x22 A Shivering Shovel Search! (April 13, 2017)


While training Litten, who is having trouble mastering Fire Fang, Ash accidentally incurs the wrath of an unfriendly Sandygast when Rockruff's Rock Throw knocks the shovel off its head. Ash's attempt to temporarily replace it with Rotom-Dex only makes things worse. In a rage, Sandygast evolves into Palossand and swallows up Ash and also Litten when it tries to rescue him. With both Litten and Rotom-Dex affected by Palossand's energy drain, it is now up to the rest of Ash's classmates to save them. While Kiawe and the others keep Palossand busy, can Pikachu and Popplio find the lost shovel in time?


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20x21 One Journey Ends, Another Begins... (April 06, 2017)


Ash and Pikachu run into Litten again, but this time something's very wrong with its friend the old Stoutland. Ash carries Stoutland to the Pokémon Center, where Ash, Pikachu, and Rotom-Dex learn that Stoutland is dying. Litten and Stoutland escape from the Pokémon Center and return to the riverside, where Stoutland passes away in the night. After realizing what has happened, Litten is heart-broken and refuses to be comforted by anyone. After Litten finally comes to terms with the loss of its friend, Ash asks Litten to join him. Litten decides to test him by battling against Pikachu. When the battle ends in a draw, Litten chooses to become one of Ash's Pokémon. Team Rocket's Meowth, who for reasons of his own has been secretly watching everything, seems pleased by the outcome.


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20x20 Partner Promises! (April 06, 2017)


On the advice of a local shopkeeper, Ash and Pikachi (partly to escape being dragged along on the girls' shopping spree) kayak to nearby Treasure Island, where there are lots of wild Pokémon. After watching a group of Crabrawler, following an Cutiefly to a meadow full of friendly bug Pokémon and having fun with a group of Alolan Exeggutor, they are overrun by a school of Wimpod who try to steal their snacks. Preparing to return home, they find a Wimpod trapped inside a blocked cave. With the help of one of the Exeggutor from earlier, they manage to reach and free Wimpod, who thanks Ash before returning to its school. Ash and Pikachu see another Island Guardian, Tapu Lele, who heals Ash's bruised hands.


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20x19 A Guardian Rematch! (March 23, 2017)


Ash needs to begin training for a possible rematch against Tapu Koko. Sophocles helps out with scientific methods that yields surprising results. Naturally, this arouses Tapu Koko's interest. Tapu Koko challenges Ash and Pikachu with the whole Pokémon school looking on. Are Ash and Pikachu strong enough with the Electrium Z-Crystal power to withstand the Island Guardian's powerful attacks?


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20x18 A Seasoned Search! (March 16, 2017)


Mallow invites her classmates to her restaurant to taste her version of Alola's legendary stew; unfortunately, her use of Pikachu's electric shock to cook it doesn't go over so well. It turns out that she is missing an important ingredient: the rare Saffron honey, so Ash and Pikachu decide to help Mallow gather some honey. Their plan is to use an Oricorio to find it, but finding one is not so easy. Meanwhile, Ash's Rowlet seems to have developed feelings for Mallow's Bounsweet, but the feelings are not reciprocated. Team Rocket turns up once again, but this time instead of stealing Pikachu they plan to steal the Saffron honey. However, their interference causes Bounsweet to evolve into a Steenee with a devastating slap attack.


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20x17 Crystal-Clear Sleuthing! (March 09, 2017)


Ash's Electrium Z-crystal is missing. Rotom, who is a big fan of an Alolan detective TV show, is prompted to try and find it with Pikachu as his assistant. In the meantime, Ash and the other students are all desperate to keep Kiawe, the only other Z-ring wearer, from finding out about the missing Z-crystal out of fear of his anger. However, the solution to the case may be even more surprising than anyone thinks. Rotom gets a new video camera function.


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20x16 They Might Not Be Giants! (March 02, 2017)


While training on a beach, Lana's Popplio and Ash's Rowlet are caught inside one of Popplio's balloons, which is blown away by a strong wind. Rowlet bursts the balloon open, and they both crash into Team Rocket's secret base. Meowth and Mareanie chase after them, but they are rescued by Litten. While Ash, Lana, and Mallow search for the missing pair, Litten takes them to where it has been staying with the old Stoutland. Stoutland asks Litten to help them find their trainers; however, Team Rocket is also hunting them. Who will find Litten and the lost Pokémon pair first?


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20x15 Rocking Clawmark Hill! (February 23, 2017)


Ash and Professor Kukui notice that the Rockruff that lives with Professor Kukui is disappearing at night and returning the next morning badly injured. Following it, they find out that Rockruff is participating in a secret Pokémon training ground. Ash decides to help Rockruff train. Rockruff learns to use Rock Throw. After Rockruff defeats a Magmar that previously defeated it, Professor Kukui decides to leave Rockruff in Ash's care and Ash catches Rockruff.


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20x14 Getting to Know You! (February 09, 2017)


Lillie's egg hatches into an Alolan Vulpix, which she had named "Snowy" in the previous episode, and their principal's egg into a normal Vulpix. The fire-type Vulpix starts playing with Pikachu, Togedemaru, Popplio and the others, while Snowy (an ice-type) ignores the others. Finally, it decides to accept Lillie as its trainer and gets caught in Lillie's Pokéball by itself. Lillie decides to spend some time alone with her newfound partner and takes a walk with Snowy. Team Rocket starts following them and soon corners Lillie and Snowy. Though Lillie tries to put up a fight when Snowy uses Powder Snow, Team Rocket dominates her in battle. She and Snowy are saved by Ash and Mallow. Lillie finally learns to touch a Pokémon for the first time, even though this is exclusively for Snowy at this moment.


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20x13 Racing to a Big Event! (February 02, 2017)


Mallow tells Ash about the Great Alola Pancake Race and suggests that he join in. Ash agrees and finds his main rival to be the Pancake shop owner, who has an Alolan Raichu. During the race, Team Rocket, who want the grand prize of a year's supply of free pancakes, enter both Mimikyu and a mechanical Bewear powered by Meowth and Wobbuffet; Mimikyu is disqualified for using a Pokémon attack against Pikachu and the mechanical Bewear later self-destructs, and Team Rocket is carried off once again by the real Bewear. The Principal's Komala wins the race at the last second. Later at the Pokémon School, Lillie's egg begins to hatch!


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20x12 The Sun, the Scare, the Secret Lair! (January 26, 2017)


Professor Kukui takes Ash and the other students for a special lesson at the beach, where they come across a bunch of Mareanie. One Mareanie causes trouble for Ash and his Pokémon when it decides to help Team Rocket (and especially James), who are under pressure from their boss to catch new Pokémon in the Alola region.


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20x11 Young Kiawe Had a Farm! (January 19, 2017)


Ash and Pikachu visit Kiawe's family on the Akala Island, where they run a dairy farm. Team Skull interferes when Ash and Kiawe are on their way for a special delivery.


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20x10 Trial and Tribulation! (January 12, 2017)


The time has come for Ash to confront Hala to win his first island Grand Trial challenge in Alola using the Z-Crystal he obtained from the Totem Gumshoos.


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20x09 To Top a Totem! (January 05, 2017)


Ash meets Hala, the Kahuna of Melemele Island, who created his Z-Ring. As part of Ash's first island trial challenge, Hala tasks him with finding a solution to an infestation of Rattata and Raticate without fighting them. By his friends' suggestion, Ash decides to recruit the local Yungoos and Gumshoos. However, Ash must defeat their leader in battle in order to earn their cooperation.


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20x08 Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge! (December 22, 2016)


Ash's class is assigned to look after a newly discovered Pokémon egg. When the class deliberates who will bring the egg home for the night, Lillie agrees to take care of the egg in order to overcome her fear of handling Pokémon.


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20x07 That's Why the Litten is a Scamp! (December 15, 2016)


Ash decides and fails to catch a stray Litten that continues to give him trouble.


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20x06 A Shocking Grocery Run! (December 08, 2016)


Ash and Sophocles are separated from their Pokémon during a visit to the local shopping mall.


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20x05 Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio! (December 01, 2016)


Ash helps Lana train her Popplio to blow a water balloon large enough to enable undersea travel for people. During a school fishing trip, the class's Ride Pokémon are stolen by Team Rocket. However, Popplio manages to blow a massive balloon to save all the Ride Pokémon from falling on the rocks.


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20x04 First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-style! (November 24, 2016)


After Ash fails to capture two wild Pokémon, he encounters a Rowlet that lives in a Pikipek nest. After Ash feeds the starving Rowlet, it returns the favor by helping him fend off Team Rocket away from its nest. Afterwards, Ash catches Rowlet as his first Pokémon in Alola.


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20x03 Loading the Dex! (November 24, 2016)


Professor Kukui gives Ash an intelligent Rotom Pokédex that is capable of human speech. Ash goes to find and catch his first Pokémon in Alola, but he instead encounters Team Rocket, who are aided by a wild Mimikkyu that despises Pikachu.


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20x02 The Guardian's Challenge! (November 17, 2016)


Having arrived at his new Pokémon school, Professor Kukui, who is the teacher, and its students host a surprise welcome party for Ash. Soon after, the guardian Pokémon, Tapu Koko, pays another visit to Ash to battle Pikachu. Tapu Koko teaches Ash how to use the Z-Ring. Ash and Pikachu manage to unleash the Z-Move, Gigavolt Havoc, but the Z crystal is soon shattered after Pikachu's immense release of power. In order to regain the power of Z-moves, Ash decides to go through the island trials.


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20x01 Alola to New Adventure! (November 17, 2016)


Ash and Pikachu arrive in the Alola region with his mom to discover new Pokemon and new Alolan forms. Ash enrolls in Pokémon school to learn about them. The night before Ash's mother returns to Kanto, Tapu Koko appears and gives Ash a Z-Ring.




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