December 1, 2016 2016-12-01 May 15, 2017 Ash helps Lana train her Popplio to blow a water balloon large enough to enable undersea travel for people. Ash decides to help Rockruff train, and Rockruff learns to use Rock Throw. Rockruff battles Tapu Lele but is easily defeated. On the day of the race, they find that they have a rival team with a flashy Charjabug-car and a very arrogant attitude. Ash agrees and finds his main rival to be the Pancake waitress Nina, who has an Alolan Raichu and is also the race's previous champion. With his mother's permission, Ash decides to stay in Alola and enroll in the Pokémon school to learn more about Alolan Pokémon.
James, Meowth, and Wobbuffet catch up to Jessie just as she retrieves both disguise and donut. August 10, 2017 2017-08-10 October 28, 2017 Rockruff, now close to evolving, goes off on its own during the night and encounters Akala Island guardian Tapu Lele. For a complete episode listing, see the. While James, Meowth, and Wobbuffet search for their missing partner, Ash and Lycanroc try to master Continental Crush. 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. It premiered on November 17, 2016 in Japan and on May 12, 2017 in the United States, although the first two episodes aired as a sneak peek in on December 5, 2016.
Kiawe races a Rapidash on his Ride Charizard and then rides it. After encountering a bunch of Mareanie, the group splits up to find and observe Pokémon. Pikachu, Rotom-Dex, and Togedemaru are trapped inside with Team Rocket, while Sophocles inadvertently reveals his greatest fear. January 12, 2017 2017-01-12 May 20, 2017 The time has come for Ash to confront Hala in order to win his first Island Grand Trial Challenge in Alola using the Z-Crystal he obtained from the Totem Gumshoos. However, Team Rocket, who saw Gladion defeat the Team Skull grunts earlier, can't resist getting involved.
Lana begs Ida to teach her. The season premiered in the United States on May 12, 2017 on. Team Rocket also starts following them and soon corners Lillie and Snowy. That night, Gladion's Umbreon delivers a note to Ash agreeing to battle. Mimikyu's disguise has been badly damaged, so Jessie first devises a temporary disguise from a paper bag and then tries to find something new.
Snowy meets a Kanto Ninetales. One by one, the gang except for Lillie is attacked, knocked out, and their energy drained from them. While searching, Team Rocket run into Team Skull. He is interrupted by Team Rocket, who have arrived on the island under their own orders to acquire new Pokémon for Giovanni; Mimikyu, who despises Pikachu, willingly sides with Team Rocket to battle Ash's Pokémon. Previous sequences were broadcast on March 17, 2017.
April 27, 2017 2017-04-27 July 22, 2017 When the Pokémon School announces a special Visitors Day, Ash's mother Delia and Mimey come for a visit. With Pikachu and Raichu distracted, the Principal's Komala wins the race at the last moment. Using energy from Ash and both Lycanroc, Tapu Lele heals Rockruff, who then evolves into Dusk Form Lycanroc. After a dancing Alolan Diglett joins the group, the Dugtrio start quarreling among themselves as to which of them should take center stage. 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. September 14, 2017 2017-09-14 November 25, 2017 Ash returns to Kanto with his friends, their Pokémon, Professor Kukui and Principal Oak as part of a special school project about the differences between Kanto and Alolan Pokémon.
She and Snowy are saved by Ash and Mallow. Ash and Pikachu see another Island Guardian, Tapu Lele, who heals Ash's bruised hands. She completely wins over everybody's Pokémon, including Litten. The team of Ash and Mallow find their task more challenging than expected, especially in getting past angry Fomantis, Parasect and Alolan Digletts. Tapu-Lele appears to honor Ash and Rockruff.
November 17, 2016 2016-11-17 May 12, 2017 On Ash's first day at Pokémon school, Professor Kukui and the other students host a surprise welcome party for him, which includes contests against the other students' Pokémon. Litten and Stoutland escape from the Pokémon Center and return to their riverside den, where Stoutland passes away in the night. What awaits Ash and Pikachu in Alola, surrounded by an endless expanse of blue sky and seas? November 17, 2016 2016-11-17 May 12, 2017 Ash, his mother, Mimey, and Pikachu arrive at Melemele Island in the Alola region on vacation to deliver a Pokémon egg to Professor Oak's cousin, Samson Oak. Misty and Brock are waiting for him at the airport, and Brock shows he hasn't changed as he first cares for Lillie's Snowy and then chases after a pretty flight attendant. With everyone safe, Kanoa finds the Mystic Water and gives it to Ida.
Team Rocket have also returned to Kanto on orders, and their latest and old-school plot to steal everyone's Pokémon using a giant mecha reunites the original trio as battling partners including Ash's Lycanroc, Misty's Staryu, and Brock's Crobat. The next day, Kiawe and Turtonator face Marowak in a rematch, but this time Turtonator wins. Mallow and Steenee have an unfortunate interaction with a Kanto Vileplume. Afterwards, Rowlet chooses to go with Ash. Ash is knocked unconscious in the urban area, but Sophocles takes over as track partner, and he and Charjabug bring in the victory.
Sophocles helps out with scientific methods that yields surprising results. After Rockruff defeats a Magmar that previously defeated it, Professor Kukui decides to leave Rockruff in Ash's care. The season premiered in Japan on November 17, 2016 on. June 8, 2017 2017-06-08 September 2, 2017 Ash and his classmates go on a camping trip in the forest. The gang from Alola have a grand time with their Pokémon seeing and interacting with their Kanto counterparts at Professor Oak's lab. During the race, Team Rocket, who want the grand prize of a year's supply of free pancakes, enter both Mimikyu and a mechanical Bewear powered by Meowth and Wobbuffet. While exploring for new Pokémon, Ash and Pikachu stumble upon the Pokémon school, of which Samson is the principal, and meets three students: Mallow, Lilie and Sophocles, and Professor Kukui.