Pokemon Sun & Moon

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

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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: SchoolSchool, Strategy GameStrategy Game
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.901 (scored by 5899858,998 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #45542
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1879
Members: 110,758
Favorites: 544

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After his mother wins a free trip to the islands, Pokémon trainer Satoshi and his partner Pikachu head for Melemele Island of the beautiful Alola region, which is filled with lots of new Pokémon 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 Pokémon. The pair eventually stumbles upon the Pokémon 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 Pokémon to be in sync. Later that night, he and Pikachu have an encounter with the guardian deity Pokémon of Melemele Island, the mysterious Kapu Kokeko. The Pokémon of legend bestows upon them a Z-Ring, a necessary tool in using the Z-Moves. Dazzled by their 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 Pokémon School, Satoshi is joined by classmates such as Lillie, who loves Pokémon 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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Matsumoto, Rica


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Ueda, Reina


Ishikawa, Kaito


Takekuma, Fumiko


Miki, Shinichiro


Ueda, Yuuji


Iizuka, Mayumi


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Director, 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
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 ...
Nov 3, 2019
Mixed Feelings
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, ...
Sep 16, 2019
Preliminary (139/146 eps)
I told myself not to do this but I'm going to do this anyways. When reading this, please keep in mind the following:

I've skipped around a lot with what episodes I watched. I did however watch all of the last 30ish episodes. All my current thoughts are directed towards the ending of the league and how I feel about it versus what happened/should have happened (imo) with XYZ and D/P.

So due to that, obvious spoilers for D/P, XYZ, and Sun and Moon incoming.

I'm part of that group that really feels like the writing ruined Pokemon as a whole with not only the conclusion of XYZ ...

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