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- This article is about the sixth series of the anime. For the series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, see Pokémon Trading Card Game → Sun & Moon Series. For other uses, see Sun and Moon.
Japanese logo for Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon
Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon (Japanese: ポケットモンスター サン＆ムーン Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon), referred to by fans as the Sun & Moon series, is the sixth series of the Pokémon anime and is based on the events of the Generation VII core series Pokémon games. It follows the XY series. It premiered on November 17, 2016 in Japan, although the first two episodes will air as a sneak peek in the United Kingdom on November 20, 2016.
Ash Ketchum heads off to a new region, Alola, wearing a new set of clothes with his partner Pikachu. He receives a Z-Ring and becomes a student at the Pokémon School on Melemele Island.
So far, it has been divided into one season for audiences outside of Japan.
Episodes in the Sun & Moon series are numbered with the prefix SM on Bulbapedia. For a complete episode listing, see the list of Sun & Moon series episodes.
When the Sun & Moon series came to be dubbed into English and other languages, so far, it has been divided into one season:
- For more images, please see artwork from the Sun & Moon anime series on the Bulbagarden Archives.
- This is the first series in which Ash doesn't wear fingerless gloves.
- This series introduced the most traveling companions for Ash, with six;although, they are his classmates.
In other languages