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| The Sun, the Scare, the Secret Lair!
The Extracurricular Lesson is Hidoide!?
|| January 26, 2017
| United States
|| June 3, 2017
|| Team Kato
|| 面出明美 Akemi Omode
|| 尼野浩正 Hiromasa Amano
| Assistant director
|| 渡辺正彦 Masahiko Watanabe
| Animation directors
|| 直井由紀 Yuki Naoi
| 夏目久仁彦 Kunihiko Natsume
| No additional credits are available at this time.
The Sun, the Scare, the Secret Lair! (Japanese: 課外授業はヒドイデ！？ The Extracurricular Lesson is Hidoide!?) is the 12th episode of the Sun & Moon series, and the 951st episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on January 26, 2017, and is scheduled to air in the United Kingdom on June 2, 2017, and in the United States on June 3, 2017.
Team Rocket are relaxing inside Bewear's den feeding on berries whilst Bewear stands guard outside when a call through from the Team Rocket HQ. It is Matori calling wanting to know why they haven't received any reports since they arrived in Alola. Jessie responds angrily only for Giovanni to get involved. They report that they have captured a Mimikyu and attempt to pass Bewear off as a capture as well. Giovanni signs off convinced as Matori requests more regular reports in future, much to Jessie's annoyance. After contemplating catching Bewear and deciding against it, knowing it is important and decide to catch a new Pokémon.
Ash and his classmates are down on the beach along with Professor Kukui and their Pokémon. Lana takes off her clothes leaving her swimsuit on and goes for a swim alongside Popplio as Ash and Pikachu splash about in the shallows. They invite Rotom Pokédex and Rowlet to join them but Rotom Pokédex declines fearing the water will interfere with its electrical circuits only to get squirted by Sophocles and his Clawitzer water gun that he invented to proof it is waterproof. They continue splashing each other alongside Togedemaru. Mallow has Lillie join her in the water as they have a splash around with Lana, Popplio and Bounsweet join them leading to a competition with the boys as Kiawe and Rockruff go to join in.
Nearby Team Rocket are out fishing for new Pokémon but Jessie gets bored of waiting. Jessie leaves it to Meowth and James and has a drink and malasada, only to have the malasada stolen by a Wingull. James suggests catching it, but Jessie is furious and decides not to as Wingull takes the malasada to feed for its fowl. Spotting a Cloyster nearby, Meowth suggests they catch it. Jessie throws a Poké Ball without battling, only for Cloyster to swallow the ball. They try to get the ball back only for a wave to come up, soaking them and allowing Cloyster to swim away and spit the ball out.
Ash and Kiawe have a race to a nearby rock as Rowlet flies overhead which Kiawe wins and they spot three Corsola also on the rock. Ash decides to have a go at catching one and asks Rowlet to assist but they swim off as Kiawe warns Ash to get off the rock as a group of Mareanie arrive. Ash heeds the warning and swims away. Back with the others, Professor Kukui tells them it was a close call as they are dangerous as Rotom Pokédex provides Ash with some information about them. Ash wants to try and battle them but Rowlet isn't too keen on the idea as Lillie invites them over for a break.
A Carvanha swims near Team Rocket and James attempts to catch only for it to bite through the net. Meowth notices Mimikyu is missing and wonders where it is when he spots its disguise in the water and soon spots its body nearby which scares him. Jessie and James soon find him in the water and his soul comes back. He warns them about Mimikyu but by now Mimikyu is back in its disguise which still scares Jessie and James. Wobbuffet is fishing surrounded by several Corsola but fishes up a sandal. Trying a new strategy with ambush, James puts on some scuba gear with a Corsola like helmet but Meowth and Jessie decline to go with him as he enters the water. After swimming some distance, James bobs about on the surface hoping that Carvanha will come back but spots several Alomomola swimming about but as he goes to lure them in, a Mareanie attaches itself to his helmet and underwater, cracks the glass.
Back on dry land, James has pulled the helmet with Mareanie still attached as Meowth wonders what has happened. After explaining, Team Rocket looks at Mareanie and James discovers it is very poisonous. To James's horror, Jessie suggests catching it as they could use a Poison type which causes Mareanie to attach itself to James' head which leaves him poisoned and makes him look like a Mareanie.
Professor Kukui decides it is time for Pokémon observation where everyone must find and observe a target Pokémon. Whilst Lana goes underwater and Kiawe up a tree, Sophocles opts to study a Staryu and Shellder, Lillie observes a Mankey and Primeape, and Mallow observes two Pichu. James is still trying to escape from Mareanie, wondering why it is following him, Meowth notes James looks like a Mareanie. Ash is still looking for a Pokémon to observe when he comes across Team Rocket. Taking the opportunity to capture Pikachu, Jessie orders Mimikyu to use Shadow Ball which Pikachu intercepts with Iron Tail. Meowth and Wobbuffet get involved but are attacked by Thunderbolt when Mareanie gets involved and attacks with Spike Cannon. Pikachu dodges and James realises Mareanie is battling for them. Ash and Pikachu get distracted allowing Mimikyu to attack with Shadow Claw. Rowlet attempts to assist with Leafage but is hit by Mareanie's Sludge Bomb leaving Rowlet poisoned. Mareanie's Sludge Bomb leaves a cloud of dust allowing Mimikyu to attack again leaving Pikachu and Rowlet defeated and giving Team Rocket victory but as they celebrate, Bewear jumps out of the water and carries them back to its den. With Team Rocket gone, Ash tends to his Pokémon.
Returning to the others, Professor Kukui gives Ash an Antidote to heal Rowlet's poison and Rowlet soon recovers. Ash thanks the others for their help and Mallow suggests a game of Volleyball which Ash agrees to and Popplio makes a balloon for the game. Rowlet gets swallowed up when the balloon splits and merges again but Togedemaru soon pops the balloon. Popplio creates another as they continue their game.
Bewear deposits Team Rocket back at its den along with Mareanie and gives them honey and some berries to eat. They decide to make the den their secret base. James thanks Mareanie for its help and invites it to join his team. Mareanie happily agrees to this, and James catches it in a Poke Ball. Once let out, it affectionately attacks James, poisoning him once more.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
Who's That Pokémon?: Mareanie (Japan)
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