Pokemon Sun & Moon

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

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English: Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon
Synonyms: Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon, Pokémon Sun & Moon
Japanese: ポケットモンスター サン&ムーン


Type: TV
Episodes: 146
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 17, 2016 to Nov 3, 2019
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Sundays at 18:00 (JST)
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, GameGame, KidsKids, FantasyFantasy, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.811 (scored by 3033330,333 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #45032
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1845
Members: 79,010
Favorites: 393

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After his mother wins a free trip to the islands, Pokemon trainer Satoshi and his partner Pikachu head for Melemele Island of the beautiful Alola region, which is filled with lots of new Pokemon and even variations of familiar faces. Eager to explore the island, Satoshi and Pikachu run wild with excitement, quickly losing their way while chasing after a Pokemon. The pair eventually stumbles upon the Pokemon School, an institution where students come to learn more about these fascinating creatures.

At the school, when he and one of the students—the no-nonsense Kaki—have a run-in with the nefarious thugs of Team Skull, Satoshi discovers the overwhelming might of the Z-Moves, powerful attacks originating from the Alola region that require the trainer and Pokemon to be in sync. Later that night, he and Pikachu have an encounter with the guardian deity Pokemon of Melemele Island, the mysterious Kapu Kokeko. The Pokemon of legend bestows upon them a Z-Ring, a necessary tool in using the Z-Moves. Dazzled by his earlier battle and now in possession of a Z-Ring, Satoshi and Pikachu decide to stay behind in the Alola Region to learn and master the strength of these powerful new attacks.

Enrolling in the Pokemon School, Satoshi is joined by classmates such as Lillie, who loves Pokemon but cannot bring herself to touch them, Kaki, and many others. Between attending classes, fending off the pesky Team Rocket—who themselves have arrived in Alola to pave the way for their organization's future plans—and taking on the Island Challenge that is necessary to master the Z-Moves, Satoshi and Pikachu are in for an exciting new adventure.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


The airing time was Thursdays at 18:55 between November 17, 2016 - September 13, 2018. The airing time is changed to Sundays 18:00 beginning October 7, 2018.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ootani, Ikue


Matsumoto, Rica


Shindou, Kei


Kikuchi, Hitomi


Ueda, Reina


Ishikawa, Kaito


Takekuma, Fumiko


Ueda, Yuuji


Miki, Shinichiro


Iizuka, Mayumi



Opening Theme

#1: "Alola!! (アローラ!!)" by Satoshi with Pikachu (Rica Matsumoto with Ikue Ootani) (eps 1-29, 44-60)
#2: "Mezase Pokemon Master -20th Anniversary- (めざせポケモンマスター -20th Anniversary)" by Rica Matsumoto (eps 30-43)
#3: "Mirai Connection (未来コネクション)" by ЯeaL (eps 61-90)
#4: "Kimi no Bouken (キミの冒険)" by Taiiku Okazaki (eps 91-145)

Ending Theme

#1: "Pose (ポーズ)" by Taiiku Okazaki (eps 1-60)
#2: "Jari Boy Jari Girl (ジャリボーイ・ジャリガール)" by Taiiku Okazaki (eps 61-81, 87-103)
#3: "Breath (ブレス)" by Porno Graffitti (eps 82-86)
#4: "Kokoro no Note (心のノート)" by Hino City Nanaomidori Elementary School Choir (eps 104-128)
#5: "Type:Wild (タイプ:ワイルド)" by Shoko Nakagawa (eps 129-146)

Nov 3, 2019
Tyumace (All reviews)
I remember seeing the first few episodes of pokemon Black and White on TV when they were first coming out over here and I was rather upset about them. My biggest gripe was with Ash’s character design, which was made to look younger. So I can totally understand the mindset behind the people who are upset about the change in art style the show has made, which is much bigger in contrast than it was in Black and White. Yet I’m not on their side this time. In fact I really love the new art style and how colourful and round it is. In fact read more
May 6, 2021
User-Name (All reviews)
In the Pokemon anime series, it’s common among the fans about the quality of each series that varies and changes from each other, where it’s lowering from the Indigo season to the Johns season, starting picking up a little with Advance, goes higher with DP, dropping low in BW and then going back high with XY. So when I started watching Sun and Moon (SM for short) it’s inventible to ask if it continued XY quality, or dropped it. The answer Is kinda surprising: it’s neither.

To understand why I’m saying that, I will explain some introduction - Pokemon SM games were actually the first for read more
Nov 3, 2019
ESER10 (All reviews)
Here's the thing with Sun and Moon. If you're going into this after watching XYZ, and expecting it to be similar in any way. Don't. This show isn't anything like that. And to be fair, it isn't TRYING to be anything like that.

For this season (or region, or whatever), the show takes on a more slice of life style, and as a slice of life show, it is decent. You have some likeable characters, each with their own personalities, and they're all in a school. Why is Satoshi (Ash) in a school? IDK, but don't question it.
Now, although the characters are decent to begin with, read more
Nov 4, 2019
Sour258 (All reviews)
Pokemon Sun & Moon is a weird story, its simultaneously widely hated and widely loved, so much so that its existence itself divided the Pokemon community into two halfs, "SM Stans" and "XY Stans".
Personally while I love and appreciate the XY Series as well, Sun and Moon is just on a whole another league for me.
After 20 long years of being on air, the Pokemon anime found itself a formula that it applied on every series, whenever the games came out, Ash went to the region said games are set and, traveled around the region, made friends, caught new Pokemon, collected badges and lost the read more

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