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: 6.821 (scored by 4892248,922 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #46812
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1823
Members: 93,301
Favorites: 450

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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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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
Mukoyama, Tsurumi
Episode Director


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 6, 2020
JakklL (All reviews)
Gotta catch em all,

Let me just start the review by giving a very basic explaintion to the series. Ash goes to new region to become pokemon master...basically it’s the same as every other season except it’s in a new region!! AKA the Aloha Region

Now one thing I will say is the animation, this was a hard one for me at first because I hated how Ash looked but my final conclusion, it’s Refreshing with new animations. A lot of people hate it. I hated it. But after staring at new design in shock for a few hours, I got used to it. And honestly 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

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