Pokemon Sun & Moon

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon, Pokémon Sun & Moon
Japanese: ポケットモンスター サン&ムーン
English: Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon
German: Pokémon Die TV-Serie: Sonne und Mond Staffel 20
Spanish: Pokémon Serie: Sol y Luna Temporada 20
French: Pokémon La Serie: Soleil et Lune Saison 20
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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, FantasyFantasy
Themes: GameGame, SchoolSchool
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.811 (scored by 3553535,535 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #45872
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1814
Members: 87,914
Favorites: 426

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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


Miki, Shinichiro


Ueda, Yuuji


Iizuka, Mayumi


Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Nakata, Makoto
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
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
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
Nov 1, 2020
-PokemaniaC- (All reviews)
Pokemon Sun & Moon

(Sun- Solgaleo
Moon- Lunala)

Region- Alola


In this time, Delia Ketchum's Mr. Mime wins a lottery gift. The gift was A TOUR to Alola's Melemele Island. Ash, Pikachu, Delia, Mr mime went Alola and Ash decided to live in Alola and study in "Pokemon School" with his classmates. He lives in house of Professor Kukui who have a super secret which is really very interesting. There are four islands in Alola and Ash lives in Melemele island. There are four island guardians for each islands. The Melemele island gaurdian is Tapu-Koko and Ash's main purpose is to defeat him. In this seasons (There are 3 read more
Nov 5, 2019
BanditLynx (All reviews)
Man, this anime has been a fun ride for me. Initially, I hated the anime the moment I saw how Ash was designed which was like 3 years ago, then I thought let's give it a shot. After like 10-15 eps I gave up the anime for a really long time because at that time I was more into shonen anime and SuMo anime wasn't my cup of tea. I had questions also like why would Ash want to go POKEMON SCHOOL after travelling 6 REGIONS wherein he won 48 gym badges (8x6, do the math) and competed in 6 Pokemon Leagues and why wouldn't read more


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