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Pokemon Sun & Moon

Alternative Titles

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: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Nov 17, 2016 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Sundays at 18:00 (JST)
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.851 (scored by 11,669 users)
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Ranked: #42552
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Popularity: #2110
Members: 36,048
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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
Ueda, Reina
Kikuchi, Hitomi
Ishikawa, Kaito
Takekuma, Fumiko
Ueda, Yuji
Iizuka, Mayumi
Miki, Shinichiro


Ootani, Ikue
Theme Song Performance
Matsumoto, Rica
Theme Song Performance

Edit 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-??)

Edit 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 Nōto (心のノート)" by Hino City Nanaomidori Elementary School Choir (eps 104-??)

More reviewsReviews

Dec 15, 2016
BossOfGames (All reviews)
Watching the subbed version.

Satoshi finally came to the Alola Region and boy is this fun to watch. Trying not to watch this series with nostalgia goggles, let's get down into my ratings.

STORY: 6-10 (so far)

Right now, passing through Ep 7. There has been a primary focus on the starters. Each starter had their own dedicated episode. We are already 7 episodes in and we have not broken out of the school phase yet. I was expecting for him to move onto his journey to do the island challenge (at least that was the indication given to me in Ep 2).

ART: 10-10

Ok, why did I give read more
Feb 28, 2017
jeikobu11 (All reviews)
May contain very minor spoilers that won't affect your watching experience. If by any chance you didn't like it then message me and I will edit it out.

First up the Story is more or less the same, about a 10 year old boy named Satoshi aiming to be a Pokemon Master. Usually Satoshi collects gym badges and enters the league, but this time it's different . Satoshi's new adventure is on a island with new pokemon and new friends. I'm not going to explain the plot anymore because I don't want to ruin anyones experience. The story improves significantly in time, but you have to read more
Jul 4, 2017
duyhung2h (All reviews)
Once XY(&Z) was ending, they started releasing trailers for Sun and Moon, I was looking at the optimistic side of things. Through my eyes I saw Sun and Moon trailing off of the XY series as a sort of "calm before the storm" if that makes any sense. After all the action that was brought by the previous season, the drama, the development, all the characters acting as one and thinking about the others, I felt Sun and Moon would be about Ash and him preparing for his next journey and learning what he could before his next big step into a new region and read more
Mar 18, 2018
pancake_monster (All reviews)
If what you value in anime is a tightly written plot, fleshed out and well-developed characters, or strong, resonant themes, than I am sorry to say that the Sun and Moon anime will likely disappoint you.

The plot is generally episodic, with the "main" story only advancing sporadically, often seemingly at random, and sometimes, you may question what the plot's even supposed to be.

The characters are used inconsistently, with some receiving far more attention than others. Some will develop a lot, others not at all, despite them all having just as much potential.

And on the whole, after you've caught up to the show, you may read more


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