Ash and his friends work together to cheer up Sophocles with a farewell party. Remembering a folktale, he believes it to be the legendary spaceship Celestial Starship. When Satoshi drops his Grass-Z crystal and is distracted, Fukuthrow defeats Mokuroh. Toxapex reappears and James chooses to let Mareanie go to be with Toxapex, but Toxapex challenges James to a battle for Mareanie. July 8, 2017 April 13, 2017 86 days Getting the Band Back Together! However, with Sophocles as track spotter, some unorthodox moves and teamwork and Team Rocket's cheating exposed, Team Sophocles puts up a good fight.
The next day, Viren returns and Kiawe challenges him again, with the farm on the line. April 5, 2018 2018-04-05 September 1, 2018 Ash is on his way to the Pokémon Center with Pikachu, Rotom and Poipole for the school's work experience program when he is stopped by the Team Skull grunts, who challenge him to a battle. When Meowth accidentally reveals how the cages can be opened by the buttons on their tops, Steenee tries to stomp on then and evolves into Tsareena! Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. After the battle, Hala rewards Ash with a Fightinium Z, but Tapu Koko intervenes and replaces it with Electrium Z. However, they have no idea that they are being spied on by a mysterious Pokémon.
Ash is knocked unconscious in the urban area, but Sophocles takes over as track partner, and he and Charjabug bring in the victory. . It turns out that she is missing an important ingredient known as the rare Yellow Nectar. 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. Ano ko ni ai ni doko made mo! It then teaches Ash the Z-move Searing Sunraze Smash, which empowers Solgaleo and enables it to open a wormhole and carry the gang into Ultra Space. It's Ash's Lycanroc versus Gladion's Silvally. August 17, 2017 2017-08-17 November 4, 2017 Ash and his friends have returned to Melemele Island, but Team Rocket is there to welcome them by trying to steal Pikachu once again! After Litten finally comes to terms with the loss of its friend, Ash asks Litten to join him, and Litten decides to test him by battling against Pikachu.
July 15, 2017 April 20, 2017 86 days Alolan Open House! That night, Poipole has a dream about a group of Poipole surrounding an Naganadel, which upsets it badly. January 5, 2017 2017-01-05 May 19, 2017 Ash meets Hala, the Kahuna of Melemele Island, who created his Z-Ring. November 16, 2017 2017-11-16 March 30, 2018 Everyone with the exception of Litten is delighted that Lillie can now touch Pokémon, but Faba now has a plan to kidnap Nebby. Later, the family find that Viren's corporation has bought the nearby land and dammed up the stream that provides water to the farm! Rockruff battles Tapu Lele but is easily defeated. Rowlet leads the gang to Team Rocket and a battle begins, but Mimikyu's hatred for Pikachu causes it to accidentally release Pikachu, the Alolan Meowth deliberately flees from the battle, and Ash's Gigavolt Havoc sends Team Rocket flying. June 24, 2017 February 23, 2017 121 days They Might Not Be Giants! At Lana's home, Turtonator is having trouble with her twin sisters, while Mallow also has problems with Togedemaru while working at her family restaurant.
Now they have to help the Wailmer and fend off the Bruxish at the same time. When Ash sees the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo and Lunala in a dream, he makes a promise to them. Then the director offers to make the guest appearance a permanent role, which is Rotom's dream come true, and he accepts, meaning that Rotom and Satoshi will have to split up. The next day, Kiawe and Turtonator face Marowak in a rematch, but this time Turtonator wins. However, Team Rocket overhear part of the story and they decide to go after the Pokémon as well. In the first round, Ash finds three gemstones, Mallow finds giant mushrooms, Kiawe finds a large fossil, Lana and Sophocles find nothing and Lillie is still trying to approach her Stoutland. March 9, 2017 2017-03-09 July 1, 2017 Ash's Electrium Z-crystal is missing.
Ash and Kiawe are keen to help, with Ash acting as track partner and Kiawe as mechanic. When Ash refuses to surrender Nebby, Jessie sends out Mimikyu to battle Pikachu, with the others grabbing Nebby while Ash and Pikachu are distracted. Team Rocket spots the trio and, realizing that Poipole may be an Ultra Beast, chases after them. January 26, 2019 August 30, 2018 149 days The Prism Between Light and Darkness! Bewear appears, but it and Oranguru refuse to fight each other, and Team Rocket is once again carried off. Naturally his offer is refused and he leaves, promising that they'll change their minds.
May 18, 2017 2017-05-18 August 19, 2017 A trainer named Gladion, dressed in black, battling with a powerful fiery-eyed Lycanroc and wearing a Z-ring, has appeared on Melemele Island. The race has three stages: 1 a rocky terrain, 2 a desert terrain, and 3 an urban area, each with obstacles powered by a Pokémon. Suddenly mysterious things begin happening, and Acerola's Kagebouzu reveals the presence of extremely enthusiastic Ghost Pokémon, possibly drawn by Mimi-tan's presence. While searching, Team Rocket run into Team Skull. Litten and Stoutland escape from the Pokémon Center and return to their riverside den, where Stoutland passes away in the night. That night, after Gladion tells her of his plans, Lillie both comes to a momentous decision and undergoes a transformation.
Kapu Kokeko to no saisen!! Rotom's constant rehearsing at the Pokémon school bugs the heck out of everybody. At last, Lillie uses her experiences with Snowy and Pikachu to finally get close to her Stoutland. The season premiered in Australia on on July 17, 2017. The Great Rumble Crash Operation!! Professor Kukui, Principal Oak, and human Pokémon Base star Olu'olu act as judges in a spirited game between the students Ash, Pikachu, Sophocles, Togedemaru, Lana and Popplio vs. The next day, with the help of Ash, the gang and Professors Kukui and Burnet, Lillie tries to overcome her regression but fails.
During the battle, Surskit evolves into an Masquerain and flies happily away, leaving the pond to Dewpider as its new home. Lillie complains to Lusamine, but things end badly when Lusamine takes another call in the middle of Lillie's call. When Jessie, in her anger, smashes an old tombstone, she releases a giant Gengar who steals their Darkinium-Z crystal. October 19, 2017 2017-10-19 March 26, 2018 Ash and the gang visit Aether Paradise, where they are greeted by Wicke and Faba; however, while Faba is eager to see Nebby, he treats Rowlet very badly. With Pikachu and Raichu distracted, the Principal's Komala wins the race at the last moment.
After encountering a bunch of Mareanie, the group splits up to find and observe Pokémon. Kiawe accuses Viren of sabotage and challenges him to a battle with Kiawe's Marowak against Viren's Electivire. Poipole wakes it up with its Paint Attack and it creates a great tree which emits a sweet odor and a powerful aura that causes Rowlet to learn and use Razor Leaf! In a rage, Sandygast evolves into Palossand and swallows up Ash and also Litten when it tries to rescue him. After seeing them in action, Ash naturally wants to battle Gladion. Ash, Lana, and Mallow meet a performing Brionne and its trainer Ida who possesses a Z-ring with a Waterium Z-crystal and can perform Hydro Vortex.