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Ash Ketchum dreams of becoming a Pokemon master. With his best friend and first Pokemon, Pikachu, by his side, Ash is determined to be the best Pokemon Master in the world. Throughout his adventures, Ash and friends meet countless enemies, allies, and monsters and begin to earn a reputation for themselves.

Saturday 7:00 AM et/pt on Cartoon Network
22 Seasons, 1080 Episodes
September 8, 1998
Action & Adventure, Animation & Cartoon
Cast: Ikue Ôtani, Rica Matsumoto, Rodger Parsons, Kayzie Rogers
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  • Professor Kukui has announced the formation of the AlolaPokemon League, and the excitement is overwhelming! Ash and friends want toenter, but someone else is determined to keep the event from launching—Guzma,the mysterious and menacing leader of Team Skull. He confronts Professor Kukui,vowing to destroy the Pokemon League, and Ash takes the opportunity tochallenge him to a battle. Guzma's Golisopod holds its own against Pikachu, butwhen it suddenly returns to its Poke Ball, the match ends, and Guzma returns toTeam Skull's base. Just what is the relationship between Guzma and ProfessorKukui, and will the Alola Pokemon League become a reality?

  • When a mysterious Pokemon steals Hala's Z-Crystal, the UltraGuardians leap into action—even though it's the middle of the night! Theyreturn empty-handed, but the next day, Lusamine tells them they're looking foran Ultra Beast named Pheromosa. Pheromosa is fascinated with Z-Crystals, andit's stolen several from unsuspecting Trainers. When it steals Team Rocket'sZ-Crystals, Meowth is no help—because he's infatuated with the thief! But whenit becomes obvious that Pheromosa only cares about Z-Crystals, Meowth's heartbreaks, and he returns to his friends...including Bewear, who inadvertently helpsthe Ultra Guardians return Pheromosa to its own world!

  • Our heroes visit the Alola TV studios to cheer on Sophocles,who's competing in a quiz show! Afterward, Rotom bumps into George, theproducer of Alolan Detective Laki, who takes them on a tour. Kiawe is beyondexcited to see the adorable Magikarp named Karpy live on set—until it evolvesinto a fearsome Gyarados!

  • After analyzing the data collected by Rotom Dex, ProfessorOak confirms the mysterious Pokemon is indeed a new species, which he's namedMeltan! One of them has been hiding inside Ash's backpack, and it soon takesquite an interest in Rowlet. The two Pokemon go on an adventure to findMeltan's missing head section, and when Rowlet protects Meltan from TeamRocket's persistent attacks, Meltan repays the favor with its powerful FlashCannon attack! Back at the Pokemon School, Meltan is reunited with its friends,but it wants to stay with Rowlet, so Ash adds it to his team. As the journeycontinues, our heroes have a new friend—Meltan!

  • Back on Melemele Island after completing their Poni Islandresearch projects, our heroes are unaware that some small, mysterious Pokemonhave hitched a ride with them. As they soon discover, these Pokemon love to eatmetal—including the tools the Pokemon School class needs for today's lesson, aswell as Team Rocket's supplies and James's prized bottle cap collection! RotomDex is excited to compile vast amounts of data on this new kind of Pokemon, andAsh relays the information to Professor Oak—who says this mystery Pokemon mayindeed be one amazing discovery!

  • The Pokemon School class meets a talented Pokemon Golfernamed Kahili and her Toucannon, Touckey. Kahili is in a bit of a slump, andthere are rumors she might retire, but when our heroes ask to play a round ofPokemon Golf with her, she happily offers some tips. Joining them is a strangelyfamiliar man who claims to be a master caddy, and he challenges Kahili to shootan incredibly challenging hole in one—which she does, thanks to Touckey's help!After having so much fun with our heroes, Kahili decides to continue on herjourney as a Pokemon Golfer, and Touckey couldn't be happier!

  • Hapu is the new kahuna of Poni Island! After herconfirmation ceremony, she agrees to battle Ash in a grand trial. It's aone-on-one match between Mudsdale and Pikachu, with Kiawe as referee!

  • As our heroes wrap up their Poni Island research projects,they become enveloped in a strange mist. Hapu says the mist, created by TapuFini, lets people and Pokemon reunite with loved ones who have passed on. Ashand Torracat meet up with Stoutland, and Mallow has an emotional reunion withher late mother. Worried about her friends, Hapu confronts Tapu Fini, whoreunites her with her late grandfather and recognizes her as the new islandkahuna! When the mist clears, Lillie and Gladion wonder why they didn't seetheir late father—and they're shocked when Hapu tells them that he must stillbe alive somewhere!

  • The research projects continue on Poni Island and it is time for Kiawe and Mallow to shine.

  • As the class continues the research projects on Poni Island, Sophocles and Lana have some big surprises in store.

  • When Hapu learns that Ash wants to battle Tapu Fini for his Poni Island grand trial, she lectures him about the trial's true meaning.

  • A visit to Poni Island for a school research project.

  • The surprise visitors have a very busy vacation in Alola.

  • The Pokémon School students have visitors at the start of break and Ash can't believe his eyes.

  • After traveling to an unfamiliar place, Ash encounters thePokémon School in ruins. The mysterious Dia explains that Ash must be from aparallel world, where the Alola region hasn’t been destroyed.

  • While battling Tapu Koko, Ash and Pikachu suddenly findthemselves in an unfamiliar place inhabited by a menacing Ultra Beast known asGuzzlord! Guzzlord’s power is fearsome, but a mysterious man namedDia

  • When Rotom Dex catches a continuity error during the filmingof Alolan Detective Laki, thecast and crew are so impressed that they invite it to join the show and helpLaki solve cases! Ash is thrilled, until he realizes the international shootingschedule means Rotom will have to leave…

  • Hau and his partner Dartrix are training hard for the islandchallenge when they have a run-in with Ash and Rowlet. When Ash learns thatHau’s grandfather is Kahuna Hala, he challenges his new friend to a battle!

  • Ash heads to Aether Paradise to deliver the lunchesProfessor Burnet and Munchlax forgot at home, and he and Lillie enjoy seeingthe Pokémon there. But Team Rocket is there, too, plotting to steal Pokémonwhile in disguise as Aether Paradise employees. When one of the Pokémon fromthe conservation area, an adorable Stufful, goes missing, everyone suspectsTeam Rocket of foul play. But Stufful refuses to leave Team Rocket’s side, andwhen Bewear appears to whisk them away, everyone learns that Bewear and Stuffulare family! This time, Team Rocket’s exit includes a new member of thegroup: Stufful!

  • The Ultra Guardians have been summoned to investigateunusual magnetic activity around Wela Volcano, where they discover a group ofAlolan Geodude and Alolan Graveler munching on Spark Stones. But our heroesalso find a group of rock hunters who are after the Spark Stones forthemselves. The Ultra Guardians spring into action…but so does an enragedAlolan Golem, who sends the rock hunters packing! Thanks to the efforts of Sophocles’sfriend Metang, the Golem eventually calms down—and it happily joins a group ofHikers who promise to keep watch over the volcano!

  • Today is the sole performance of the Pokémon School play,and everyone’s so excited! Lillie stars as Lillier, a brave adventurer who ischarged with restoring Alola’s lost energy using a staff imbued with the powerof Legendary Pokémon. But Act Two takes an unexpected turn, as Jessie, indisguise as Jessa Bergère, crashes the performance to steal the spotlight forherself! After some confusion, Rotom Dex writes a magnificent new script on thefly, bringing the crowd (including Ash’s mom) to applause for a job well done!

  • It's time for the Masked Royal to face his old rival in the ring, but first, there are a few obstacles to be dealt with!

  • The rumors are true, and our heroes can't pika-believe what they find!

  • The Ultra Guardians, along with Faba and Professor Kukui,are attempting to return The Blinding One to its original form! As Necrozma inits “UB Black” form, it’s holding Solgaleo captive and threatening Poipole’shome world.

  • The Ultra Guardians spring into action to protect Lunalafrom the mysterious creature who has chased it through the Ultra Wormhole! UBBlack (as Lusamine later calls it) drains the power from Lunala’s Ultra Aura,then fastens itself onto the Legendary Pokémon to absorb it! Our heroes manageto fight it off with the help of Solgaleo, but the creature turns a similarattack on Solgaleo, absorbing it and escaping through an Ultra Wormhole.

  • Professors Kukui and Burnet have a hard time getting up inthe morning, and when Ash gets to school, he discovers that the adults in hisfriends’ lives are in the same boat! The Aether Foundation team has a theory,but they’re exhausted too, so Ash takes charge of the Ultra Guardians (nowincluding Gladion) to investigate.

  • The Ultra Guardians are beside themselves with excitement,as Lusamine has booked them a day at the Pokémon Paradise Resort—and thehardworking Ride Pokémon are tagging along, too! Everyone enjoys the spa’srelaxing amenities, but Team Rocket shows up in disguise with other plans: stealingall the Pokémon they can! Fortunately, the Ride Pokémon have none of it, andthey make sure to dash the troublemakers’ ambitions. Our heroes finish theirspa day in total luxury, while Team Rocket ends up stuck in the mud withBewear...

  • While out shopping, Ash meets a talented artist named Mina,whose partner Ribombee has an amazing power: it can tell what people andPokémon are feeling! Poipole is fascinated, too, and shows off its own drawingskills to the rest of the Pokémon School class. It’s thrilled to draw symbols representingits love for its “Alolan family,” but after a mysterious dream, its artworktakes on a different, darker tone. Although Poipole’s motivations remainunclear, our heroes reassure it that they’re behind it no matter what! In themeantime, though, the mystery continues to deepen...

  • The Pokémon School has a visiting teacher: Faba! When heshows off his invention that can reduce the size of objects for easy storage,it malfunctions, and Ash, Lillie, and Sophocles are shrunk into tiny heroes!Faba recruits Rotom Dex to help him repair the machine, and meanwhile, ourheroes are thrown into a world where everything is gigantic. They eventuallyreunite with Pikachu, who sneezes on them—causing them to return to normalsize. But just when Faba thinks he’s fixed his invention, it misfires again…andthe result is a towering Togedemaru!

  • Professor Kukui has a new assignment for his class: teachingtheir Pokémon to dance! The students have lots of ideas—and varying degrees ofsuccess. While Mallow and Steenee are learning the traditional Alola Hula from Anelain the market, Team Rocket spies on them and makes a plan to crash theperformance.

  • Ontheir way to the ferry back to Melemele Island, our heroes take a shortcutthrough a cave. They find an area filled with luminescent moss, and Kiawe’soverexcited Marowak starts a commotion that separates everyone into groups.While the others try to find their way out, Lillie, Sophocles, and Mallowdiscover a group of Alolan Sandshrew in training. The Sandshrew are threatenedby a Tyranitar, but Lillie intervenes. She challenges Tyranitar to a DoubleBattle—and wins with the help of Snowy and the Sandshrew Boss! To show theirgratitude, the Sandshrew present Lillie with her very own Icium Z!

  • The Pokémon School students are visiting HokulaniObservatory for a meteor shower—no, it’s a Minior shower! The space-dwellingPokémon fall to the ground, their heavy shells cracking open in a beautifuldisplay of color and light.

  • Ash is back on Melemele Island, watching a fireworks displaywith his Pokémon School classmates. Toward the end of the show, a strangecreature starts creating even more fireworks—by making its own head explode!The next day, Lusamine summons the Ultra Guardians to deal with this UltraBeast!

  • Ash’s grand trial on Ula’ulaIsland is in full swing, and the kahuna has lots of twists and turns in storefor the battle!

  • Thanks to Acerola’s help, Ash arrives at the Ruins ofAbundance, home of the Ula’ula Island Guardian Tapu Bulu. Ash wants to trainwith Tapu Bulu to prepare for his rematch against the Island Kahuna Nanu, andafter our hero demonstrates his friendship with his Pokémon, Tapu Bulu springsinto action! Showing immense power, the Island Guardian engages Ash andLycanroc in battle—and Lycanroc learns how to use Stone Edge! As the bondbetween Ash and Lycanroc grows, Tapu Bulu returns to its nap, satisfied thatthe training session was a success!

  • Ash can’t contain his excitement as he arrives on Ula’ulaIsland for his next grand trial. But Nanu, the island kahuna, has other ideasand leads Ash to believe someone else is the kahuna. To Nanu’s dismay, Acerolablows his cover and convinces him to grant Ash a “pre-trial” battle. Nanu isconvinced Ash isn’t ready, and after his Krookodile soundly defeats Ash’sLycanroc, he seems to prove his point. But Ash never gives up, and he vows tostay on the island and train hard for a rematch!

  • The annual Alola Bread Festival is coming up, and Mallow’sbrother Ulu has unexpectedly returned home to enter! When Nina from the pancakerestaurant stops by to wish Ulu good luck, he vows to win for her sake. But allhis sweet Grepa Berries disappear, so our heroes jump in to help save hisentry. Mallow suggests making jelly from sour Grepa Berries, sweetening it, andspreading it on Ulu’s bread. And it works! Ulu’s bread wins first prize…butwhen he discovers Nina’s already engaged to someone else, he suddenly takes offagain on his cooking journey!

  • On Melemele Island, a wild Dewpider leaves its nest insearch of its own pond to call home. Along the way, it gets caught up inconfrontations with various Pokémon who don’t take kindly to intruders.

  • While Kiawe works on his family’s farm on Akala Island, adeveloper named Viren pays an unwelcome visit. He wants to buy the farm so hecan destroy it and build a resort hotel on the land. When Kiawe’s parents turnhim down, Viren turns to shady tactics, first buying land upstream from thefarm and cutting off their water supply, and then threatening to unleash hisbulldozers!

  • One of Sophocles’s favorite fairy tales is “The CelestialStarship,” which tells of a brilliant star that landed in a bamboo grove andlived there until it returned to its home on the moon. When our heroes learn ofan Ultra Beast named Celesteela who’s in a similar situation, they’reamazed—but Sophocles isn’t surprised at all! The Ultra Guardians spring intoaction to help Celesteela get home, but they have to be careful, as the UltraBeast is filled with explosive gas. Thankfully, our heroes’ efforts pay off,and Celesteela returns home safely, leaving the bamboo unscathed!

  • Nurse Joy is feeling a bit under the weather today, but Ash and friends are here to help!

  • Our heroes are about to welcome an unexpected addition into the family - unexpected in so many delightful ways!

  • Pokémon School graduate Ilima teaches our heroes about an activity that's near and dear to his heart!

  • The Pokémon School is thrilled to have a surprise visit fromone of its most accomplished graduates, Ilima! Ash and Lillie are amazed tohear the many legends about Ilima’s adventures as a Trainer, and they’redetermined to see if those legends are true. 

  • The mysterious Masked Royal and his partner Incineroar starin the Battle Royal, an Alolan tradition in which four Pokémon battle until thelast one standing is the winner. Ash, watching on TV, can’t wait to get in onthe action—and the next day, he gets his chance!

  • When Team Rocket encounters an Alolan Meowth, Jessie andJames admire its clever demeanor—but our Meowth knows from experiencethat this lookalike is only looking out for number one! To Meowth’s chagrin,Jessie and James want Alolan Meowth to join Team Rocket, and it even comes up witha plan to catch Pikachu once and for all. But when the plan’s set into motion,Alolan Meowth is nowhere to be found! When it reappears at Team RocketHeadquarters with the Boss, Jessie and James realize they’ve been had. Meowthis filled with jealousy, but he can also breathe a sigh of relief, as thingsare back to normal again!

  • The Pokémon School students, Professor Kukui, and KahunaHala are visiting Mount Lanakila on Ula’ula Island, where they meet Cerah, astar of the Pokémon Sled Jump event. With the help of her Alolan Ninetales,Cerah introduces our heroes to the sport, and Lillie and Snowy are excited totry it together—even regaining their confidence after crashing during apractice run.

  • When Harper and Sarah tell Lana that a Pokémon saved themafter they got lost in the woods, Mallow remembers the same thing happened toher and Lana when they were younger! The two friends decide it’s timeto find this Pokémon, nicknamed Grandpa Forest, and offer it their thanks.Always up for an adventure, Ash and Pikachu tag along, too! Our heroes soonlearn that Grandpa Forest must be a Drampa, and when they find its favoritebittersweet Haban Berry trees, they realize they’re on the right track. Then,after a brief scuffle with Team Rocket, Lana and Mallow joyfully reunite withtheir old friend!

  • After a day of shopping, Team Rocket encounters Mareanie’sfirst love and mentor, a Mareanie that still has feelings for its formerprotégé. Filled with jealousy, it evolves into a Toxapex and poisons James! Inhis poisoned stupor, James decides Mareanie should be with Toxapex instead ofwith him. When Mareanie overhears this, its sadness causes it to run away. ButToxapex can’t bear to see Mareanie cry, and it challenges James to a duel towin Mareanie back. After what turns out to be an underwhelming battle, James isvictorious, and Mareanie joyously reunites with him and the rest of TeamRocket!

  • Our heroes are curious about the origins (and sleep habits)of Principal Samson Oak’s partner Komala. After telling the students how theymet, Samson shows off Komala’s impressive skill at battling in its sleep!

  • Following their journey through the Ultra Wormhole, ourheroes return to the Pokémon School, where Lillie thanks everyone for theirhelp saving her mother. Later, during a walk on the beach, Professor Kukui asksProfessor Burnet to marry him! They aren’t planning a wedding ceremony, but ourheroes have other ideas...a surprise ceremony awaits!

  • Our heroes are battling hard against a group ofmind-controlled Pokémon, and Lusamine is still resisting rescue. When Gladionrealizes their attacks won’t stop until the Ultra Beast is defeated, Ash suggeststhe two of them use Z-Moves.

  • Our heroes are all gathered at the Altar of the Sunne, alongwith all four of Alola’s Island Guardians. Lillie and Gladion ask the IslandGuardians for help to rescue their mother, Lusamine, who has been taken throughan Ultra Wormhole by a mysterious Ultra Beast. After Tapu Koko and the othersperform a ritual, little Nebby evolves into the mighty Solgaleo—one of theLegendary Pokémon of Alola!

  • Our heroes are in shock after Lusamine’s disappearancethrough an Ultra Wormhole, and they want to help get her back. But Gladioninsists it’s a family matter, and he and Lillie set out on their own rescuemission. The Pokémon School class still wants to help, though, so Kahuna Haladirects them to the Altar of the Sunne on Poni Island. Meanwhile, nearing thealtar, Gladion and Lillie encounter a Totem Kommo-o! With Snowy and Silvally,they defeat the Dragon-type Pokémon. Then, when the siblings rejoin the rest ofour heroes, Ash again tries to convince Gladion to let everyone help. And whenLillie agrees, Gladion finally understands…

  • Lillie can touch Pokémon again! While our heroes celebrate,a disgraced Faba is determined to prove himself to Lusamine by summoning anUltra Beast—the same one that threatened Lillie years before. He kidnaps Nebbyand convinces it to teleport him into his research lab at Aether Paradise.

  • After accidentally seeing Gladion and coming face-to-facewith Silvally, Lillie is once again unable to touch Pokémon—but she’sdetermined to change that! With Nebby’s help, she embarks on a journey torecall the memories behind her fear. But Faba wants none of it, having beenresponsible for Silvally’s creation in the first place. Vowing to make sureLillie never remembers her past, Faba captures her, and she’s again filled withfear. But Silvally rescues Lillie, and when she remembers that it was the onewho saved her in the past, her fear of touching Pokémon finally vanishes!

  • Our heroes are having a sleepover at Professor Kukui’shouse, and Professor Burnet agrees to join them! Everyone has a good time, butthere are a couple of hiccups: during a game of Z-Move poses, Kiaweaccidentally unleashes Turtonator’s Inferno Overdrive in the living room, andthen Professor Burnet’s Munchlax eats everything she cooked for dinner!

  • When Ash gives Lycanroc a bath, an accidental splash ofdirty water unleashes Lycanroc’s surprisingly red-hot temper!

  • Our heroes visit Aether Paradise run by Lillie's mother, Lusamine. While Ash and friends help with giving vaccinations, a Ditto escapes!

  • The Pokemon School class is sculpting with clay today! Butwhile our heroes muse about various Pokemon and places, they disappear one byone—first appearing at the scenes of their musings, then reappearing back atschool! They soon realize Nebby had used Teleport to take them to the placesand Pokemon they were thinking about.

  • After dreaming that he made a promise to the LegendaryPokemon Solgaleo and Lunala, Ash has a hard time waking up. On his way toschool, he's sidetracked by Tapu Koko, who guides him to a strange littlePokemon that looks like a cloud of stars. Lillie nicknames it Nebby, and Ashremembers his dream: he promised to take care of it!

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