Difference between revisions of "SM001"

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Jump to: navigation, search
(Trivia)
(Undo revision 2969728 by PokéSean (talk))
(24 intermediate revisions by 13 users not shown)
Line 49: Line 49:
   
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
The episode begins with {{Ash}} and {{AP|Pikachu}}, who are in the middle of enjoying their [[Alola]] [[region]] vacation, riding on a {{p|Sharpedo}}. They speed across and under the water, seeing many wild {{type|Water}} Pokémon, including a {{p|Pyukumuku}} that greets them with a friendly peace sign. After running out of air, they both resurface, but are immediately face-to-face with a wild {{p|Bruxish}}, which surprises Ash and causes him to fall into the water. Ash is relieved to have made it back to the surface, but is soon laughing along with {{an|Lana|a girl}} and her {{TP|Lana|Popplio}} who saw amusement in his reaction. Ash is asked by a woman in charge of the [[Poké Ride|Pokémon Jet Ski]] if he enjoyed it, and she is relieved when he tells her it was fun, thanking the Sharpedo. On the beach, a {{AP|Litten}} is relaxing on the sand, washing itself, only to notice Ash and Pikachu racing in its direction. Failing to see the Litten, Ash steps on Litten's tail, annoying it as it hits him with {{m|Ember}} before leaving.
+
{{Ash}} and {{AP|Pikachu}} are in the middle of enjoying their vacation in the [[Alola]] [[region]], riding on a {{p|Sharpedo}}. They speed across and under the water, seeing many {{pkmn2|wild}} {{type|Water}} Pokémon, including a {{p|Pyukumuku}} that greets them with a friendly peace sign. After running out of air, they both resurface, but are immediately face-to-face with a wild {{p|Bruxish}}, which surprises Ash and causes him to fall into the water. Ash is relieved to have made it back to the surface, but is soon laughing along with {{an|Lana|a girl}} and her {{TP|Lana|Popplio}} who saw amusement in his reaction. Ash is asked by a woman in charge of the [[Poké Ride|Pokémon Jet Ski]] if he enjoyed it, and she is relieved when he tells her it was fun, thanking the Sharpedo. On the beach, a {{AP|Litten}} is relaxing on the sand, washing itself, only to notice Ash and Pikachu racing in its direction. Failing to see the Litten, Ash steps on Litten's tail, annoying it as it hits him with {{m|Ember}} before leaving.
   
 
At the hotel, {{Delia}} is relaxing with [[Mimey]], drinking some Pinap Juice. Ash returns to them and tells Delia everything he and Pikachu did, which makes Delia happy to know they had fun. She says they have Mimey to thank for winning them their Alola vacation. Ash remembers them winning, leaving his Pokémon with {{an|Professor Oak}}, and flying to the Alola region. Delia tells them that they should get going, which confuses Ash until she reminds him that Professor Oak asked them to deliver an {{pkmn|Egg}} to his cousin in Alola.
 
At the hotel, {{Delia}} is relaxing with [[Mimey]], drinking some Pinap Juice. Ash returns to them and tells Delia everything he and Pikachu did, which makes Delia happy to know they had fun. She says they have Mimey to thank for winning them their Alola vacation. Ash remembers them winning, leaving his Pokémon with {{an|Professor Oak}}, and flying to the Alola region. Delia tells them that they should get going, which confuses Ash until she reminds him that Professor Oak asked them to deliver an {{pkmn|Egg}} to his cousin in Alola.
Line 55: Line 55:
 
Ash and Delia take a Pokémon Taxi and learn about Ride Pokémon from the driver. Ash remembers the Sharpedo he used earlier and figures out it was a Water Ride Pokémon. Ash then asks Delia where they are taking the egg, to which Delia tells him they're taking it to a place called the [[Pokémon School]]. Mimey then notices some {{Berries}}, informing Delia and they all stop off to take a look. Delia and Mimey are occupied with the berries, so Ash decides to look around and finds a {{p|Grubbin|Pokémon}} with its head sticking out from a hole. Ash crouches down, wondering what its name is, but it gets angry and pinches Ash's nose. After shaking it off, Ash and Pikachu, wanting to catch the Pokémon, give chase as it escapes underground through the town. Delia turns to show Ash the Berries, but notices he has disappeared.
 
Ash and Delia take a Pokémon Taxi and learn about Ride Pokémon from the driver. Ash remembers the Sharpedo he used earlier and figures out it was a Water Ride Pokémon. Ash then asks Delia where they are taking the egg, to which Delia tells him they're taking it to a place called the [[Pokémon School]]. Mimey then notices some {{Berries}}, informing Delia and they all stop off to take a look. Delia and Mimey are occupied with the berries, so Ash decides to look around and finds a {{p|Grubbin|Pokémon}} with its head sticking out from a hole. Ash crouches down, wondering what its name is, but it gets angry and pinches Ash's nose. After shaking it off, Ash and Pikachu, wanting to catch the Pokémon, give chase as it escapes underground through the town. Delia turns to show Ash the Berries, but notices he has disappeared.
   
Still chasing after the Pokémon, another {{p|Tapu Koko|strange Pokémon}} darts from tree to tree behind them. After chasing the Pokémon deep into the forest, Ash and Pikachu finally reach the hole in the ground, but find that it is empty. Suddenly, a [[Sitrus Berry]] falls from the sky. Looking up to the sky, Ash wonders where they are and where they were supposed to take the Pokémon egg. The mysterious Pokémon throws another berry down, but it hits something in the bushes. Ash and Pikachu look around the forest and suddenly hear a noise. They continue hearing the noise until they see {{p|Bewear|the Pokémon responsible for the noise}} emerge from the bushes and see it waving at them. It is large and friendly and Ash starts to wave back, calling it cute and approaching it, but his opinion changes immediately once he sees it effortlessly smashing down various tall trees in joy. As the Pokémon then approaches them for a hug, Ash and Pikachu rush off in the opposite direction, but it begins to chase after them, coming close to catching them until it is distracted by the mysterious Pokémon from earlier. Ash and Pikachu, after escaping the rampaging Pokémon, spot a {{p|Charizard}} in the air and decide to follow it. Emerging from the forest, Ash and Pikachu arrive at a area with a huge building. Ash spots a {{an|Lillie|girl}} next to some new Pokémon, so he jumps over the fence and heads towards them, but the girl warns Ash to look out as, unknowingly to Ash, various {{p|Tauros}} being ridden by Trainers head straight for him, but before he can get out of the way, they all crash into him. {{an|Mallow|One Trainer}} orders her Tauros to stop, but it is too late as Ash has been trampled by the Tauros. The girl rushes over to Ash to ask how he is, to which Ash tells her that he is used to Tauros as he has caught {{AP|some|Tauros}} before. As one of the Tauros approaches Ash and the girl, only for the latter to back off in fear. It is revealed by a boy that Lillie is scared of Pokémon and can't touch them. After recognizing the girl who was fishing earlier, Ash is informed that he is at the Pokémon School and is shown around.
+
Still chasing after the Pokémon, another {{p|Tapu Koko|strange Pokémon}} darts from tree to tree behind them. After chasing the Pokémon deep into the forest, Ash and Pikachu finally reach the hole in the ground, but find that it is empty. Suddenly, a [[Sitrus Berry]] falls from the sky. Looking up to the sky, Ash wonders where they are and where they were supposed to take the Pokémon egg. The mysterious Pokémon throws another berry down, but it hits something in the bushes. Ash and Pikachu look around the forest and suddenly hear a noise. They continue hearing the noise until they see {{p|Bewear|the Pokémon responsible for the noise}} emerge from the bushes and see it waving at them. It is large and friendly and Ash starts to wave back, calling it cute and approaching it, but his opinion changes immediately once he sees it effortlessly smashing down various tall trees in joy. As the Pokémon then approaches them for a hug, Ash and Pikachu rush off in the opposite direction, but it begins to chase after them, coming close to catching them until it is distracted by the mysterious Pokémon from earlier. Ash and Pikachu, after escaping the rampaging Pokémon, spot a {{TP|Kiawe|Charizard}} in the air and decide to follow it. Emerging from the forest, Ash and Pikachu arrive at a area with a huge building. Ash spots a {{an|Lillie|girl}} next to some new Pokémon, so he jumps over the fence and heads towards them, but the girl warns Ash to look out as, unknowingly to Ash, various {{p|Tauros}} being ridden by Trainers head straight for him, but before he can get out of the way, they all crash into him. {{an|Mallow|One Trainer}} orders her Tauros to stop, but it is too late as Ash has been trampled by the Tauros. The girl rushes over to Ash to ask how he is, to which Ash tells her that he is used to Tauros as he has caught {{AP|some|Tauros}} before. As one of the Tauros approaches Ash and the girl, only for the latter to back off in fear. It is revealed by a boy that Lillie is scared of Pokémon and can't touch them. After recognizing the girl who was fishing earlier, Ash is informed that he is at the Pokémon School and is shown around.
   
 
As Ash and Mallow are looking around the school, Ash is brought to the principal's office, being mistaken as a new student, but as Ash tries to clear things up, he sees his mother and meets the school's principal, [[Samson Oak]], Professor Oak's cousin. The meeting leaves Ash stunned as he learns of Samson's habit of making jokes using Pokémon names. Inside the office, Ash clears things up with Mallow as Samson calls Professor Oak to tell him he has received the egg safely, to which he thanks Delia. Mallow asks Samson if she can show Ash around the campus and shows Ash to the classroom first. Ash is introduced to the class teacher, {{an|Professor Kukui}}, who welcomes them happily. Ash then hears a roar from outside as he sees a group of strange people gathering.
 
As Ash and Mallow are looking around the school, Ash is brought to the principal's office, being mistaken as a new student, but as Ash tries to clear things up, he sees his mother and meets the school's principal, [[Samson Oak]], Professor Oak's cousin. The meeting leaves Ash stunned as he learns of Samson's habit of making jokes using Pokémon names. Inside the office, Ash clears things up with Mallow as Samson calls Professor Oak to tell him he has received the egg safely, to which he thanks Delia. Mallow asks Samson if she can show Ash around the campus and shows Ash to the classroom first. Ash is introduced to the class teacher, {{an|Professor Kukui}}, who welcomes them happily. Ash then hears a roar from outside as he sees a group of strange people gathering.
   
{{an|Kiawe|A boy}} and his Charizard are approached by a group of people. Ash learns that they're part of a group known as [[Team Skull]], who bully people into battling them. [[Tupp]] makes a deal that the boy can leave if he wins their battle, but if he loses, they will get his Charizard and send out their Pokémon, {{DL|Zipp|Yungoos}}, {{DL|Tupper|Salandit}}, and {{DL|Rapp|Zubat}} to begin their battle, ordering him to tell Charizard to fight. Just then, Ash steps in to confront the group, telling them how unfair the battle is and joins the battle himself, introducing himself to the boy, who introduces himself as Kiawe, but tells Ash he doesn't need any help. As Ash sends in Pikachu, Kiawe sends out his {{TP|Kiawe|Turtonator}}, and reveals that it is a Fire and Dragon type, and also a trusted friend of his. The members of Team Skull command their Pokémon to use {{m|Venoshock}}, {{m|Bite}}, and {{m|Leech Life}} respectively, but Pikachu successfully dodges the Venoshock with {{m|Quick Attack}}, as Kiawe comments on Pikachu's speed. The Yungoos and Zubat bite down on Turtonator's shell, them to be attacked by Turtonator's {{m|Shell Trap}}. [[Tupp]]'s Salandit is ordered to use {{m|Flame Burst}}, but Ash tells Pikachu to dodge and use {{m|Thunderbolt}}, which connects with the three Salandit, which impresses the students, as well as the mysterious Pokémon watching from a tree. Kiawe tells Ash to leave the rest to him as he powers up his Turtonator using a crystal on his wrist, which allows his Turtonator to use a move known as {{m|Inferno Overdrive}}, which is strong enough to defeat the villain's Pokémon at once, causing them to retreat. Ash asks Kiawe what he just did, but Professor Kukui steps in to explain that they're known as [[Z-Move]]s, which are moves passed down in Alola after completing the [[island challenge]] on the four islands of Alola. Ash gets excited by all the things he has just learned, but suddenly sees a flying Pokémon, and once describing it to the group, they identify the Pokémon as {{p|Tapu Koko}}, the [[guardian deities|guardian]] of [[Melemele Island]].
+
{{an|Kiawe|A boy}} and his Charizard are approached by a group of people. Ash learns that they're part of a group known as [[Team Skull]], who bully people into battling them. [[Tupp]] makes a deal that the boy can leave if he wins their battle, but if he loses, they will get his Charizard and send out their Pokémon, {{DL|Zipp|Yungoos}}, {{DL|Tupper|Salandit}}, and {{DL|Rapp|Zubat}} to begin their battle, ordering him to tell Charizard to fight. Just then, Ash steps in to confront the group, telling them how unfair the battle is and joins the battle himself, introducing himself to the boy, who introduces himself as Kiawe, but tells Ash he doesn't need any help. As Ash sends in Pikachu, Kiawe sends out his {{TP|Kiawe|Turtonator}}, and reveals that it is a Fire and Dragon type, and also a trusted friend of his. The members of Team Skull command their Pokémon to use {{m|Venoshock}}, {{m|Bite}}, and {{m|Leech Life}} respectively, but Pikachu successfully dodges the Venoshock with {{m|Quick Attack}}, as Kiawe comments on Pikachu's speed. The Yungoos and Zubat bite down on Turtonator's shell, them to be attacked by Turtonator's {{m|Shell Trap}}. [[Tupp]]'s Salandit is ordered to use {{m|Flame Burst}}, but Ash tells Pikachu to dodge and use {{m|Thunderbolt}}, which connects with the three Salandit, which impresses the students, as well as the mysterious Pokémon watching from a tree. Kiawe tells Ash to leave the rest to him as he powers up his Turtonator using a crystal on his wrist, which allows his Turtonator to use a move known as {{m|Inferno Overdrive}}, which is strong enough to defeat the villain's Pokémon at once, causing them to retreat. Ash asks Kiawe what he just did, but Professor Kukui steps in to explain that they're known as [[Z-Move]]s, which are moves passed down in Alola after completing the [[island challenge]] on the four islands of Alola. Ash gets excited by all the things he has just learned, but suddenly sees a flying Pokémon, and once describing it to the group, they identify the Pokémon as {{DL|Guardian deities (anime)|Tapu Koko}}, the [[guardian deities|guardian]] of [[Melemele Island]].
   
 
Later that night, Ash, Delia, Pikachu, and Mimey are enjoying a meal at a restaurant. Delia comments on the food, but Ash is thinking about everything that had happened earlier, which is noticed by Delia as she asks him if there was anything that happened to distract him. Ash then hears a noise echoing and recognizes the Pokémon in a tree, leaving the restaurant and immediately chasing after it. Searching around, he encounters it again, following and meeting it at a viewing point where he remembers it as Tapu Koko receives an object that he recognizes as what Kiawe was wearing. After approval from Tapu Koko, Ash puts the object on his wrist before watching Tapu Koko fly off away from him. Ash then stares at the [[Z-Ring]].
 
Later that night, Ash, Delia, Pikachu, and Mimey are enjoying a meal at a restaurant. Delia comments on the food, but Ash is thinking about everything that had happened earlier, which is noticed by Delia as she asks him if there was anything that happened to distract him. Ash then hears a noise echoing and recognizes the Pokémon in a tree, leaving the restaurant and immediately chasing after it. Searching around, he encounters it again, following and meeting it at a viewing point where he remembers it as Tapu Koko receives an object that he recognizes as what Kiawe was wearing. After approval from Tapu Koko, Ash puts the object on his wrist before watching Tapu Koko fly off away from him. Ash then stares at the [[Z-Ring]].
Line 67: Line 67:
 
==Major events==
 
==Major events==
 
<!-- This is not for summarizing everything that happens in this episode. Only events pertaining to the series as a whole, such as catching and releasing Pokémon and obtaining Badges, go here. -->
 
<!-- This is not for summarizing everything that happens in this episode. Only events pertaining to the series as a whole, such as catching and releasing Pokémon and obtaining Badges, go here. -->
* {{Ash}}, {{AP|Pikachu}}, {{Delia}}, and [[Mimey]] are revealed to have traveled to the [[Alola]] [[region]].
+
* {{Ash}}, {{Delia}}, and [[Mimey]] are revealed to have traveled to the [[Alola]] [[region]].
 
* Ash encounters a roaming {{AP|Litten}} for the first time.
 
* Ash encounters a roaming {{AP|Litten}} for the first time.
 
* Ash is revealed to have left all of his [[party]] Pokémon except {{AP|Pikachu}} at [[Professor Oak's Laboratory]].
 
* Ash is revealed to have left all of his [[party]] Pokémon except {{AP|Pikachu}} at [[Professor Oak's Laboratory]].
Line 77: Line 77:
 
* Ash encounters [[Team Skull]] for the first time.
 
* Ash encounters [[Team Skull]] for the first time.
 
* Ash learns about [[Z-Move]]s and the [[island challenge]].
 
* Ash learns about [[Z-Move]]s and the [[island challenge]].
* Ash encounters the [[Guardian deities|guardian deity]] of [[Melemele Island]], {{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Tapu Koko}}, for the first time.
+
* Ash encounters the [[Guardian deities|guardian deity]] of [[Melemele Island]], {{DL|Guardian deities (anime)|Tapu Koko}}, for the first time.
 
* Ash receives a [[Z-Ring]] equipped with an [[Electrium Z]] from Tapu Koko.
 
* Ash receives a [[Z-Ring]] equipped with an [[Electrium Z]] from Tapu Koko.
 
* Delia and Mimey both return to [[Pallet Town]], while Ash stays in Alola to study at the [[Pokémon School]].
 
* Delia and Mimey both return to [[Pallet Town]], while Ash stays in Alola to study at the [[Pokémon School]].
Line 98: Line 98:
 
====Pokémon debuts====
 
====Pokémon debuts====
 
* {{p|Popplio}} ({{OP|Lana|Popplio}})
 
* {{p|Popplio}} ({{OP|Lana|Popplio}})
  +
* [[Kiawe's Charizard]]
 
* {{p|Turtonator}} ({{OP|Kiawe|Turtonator}})
 
* {{p|Turtonator}} ({{OP|Kiawe|Turtonator}})
 
* {{p|Bounsweet}} ({{OP|Mallow|Bounsweet}})
 
* {{p|Bounsweet}} ({{OP|Mallow|Bounsweet}})
Line 104: Line 105:
 
* {{p|Litten}} ({{AP|anime|Litten}})
 
* {{p|Litten}} ({{AP|anime|Litten}})
 
* {{p|Bewear}} ({{an|Bewear|anime}})
 
* {{p|Bewear}} ({{an|Bewear|anime}})
* {{p|Tapu Koko}} ({{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Tapu Koko|anime}})
+
* {{p|Tapu Koko}} ({{DL|Guardian deities (anime)|Tapu Koko|anime}})
 
* {{p|Salandit}}
 
* {{p|Salandit}}
 
* {{p|Yungoos}}
 
* {{p|Yungoos}}
Line 127: Line 128:
 
** [[Tupp]]
 
** [[Tupp]]
 
** [[Rapp]]
 
** [[Rapp]]
**[[Zipp]]
+
** [[Zipp]]
  +
* Trainers
   
 
===Pokémon===
 
===Pokémon===
Line 135: Line 136:
 
* {{p|Lapras}} ({{an|Lana}}'s; [[Poké Ride|Ride Pokémon]])
 
* {{p|Lapras}} ({{an|Lana}}'s; [[Poké Ride|Ride Pokémon]])
 
* {{p|Popplio}} ({{OP|Lana|Popplio}}; debut)
 
* {{p|Popplio}} ({{OP|Lana|Popplio}}; debut)
* {{p|Charizard}} ({{an|Kiawe}}'s; [[Poké Ride|Ride Pokémon]])
+
* {{p|Charizard}} ({{OP|Kiawe|Charizard}}; [[Poké Ride|Ride Pokémon]])
 
* {{p|Turtonator}} ({{OP|Kiawe|Turtonator}}; debut)
 
* {{p|Turtonator}} ({{OP|Kiawe|Turtonator}}; debut)
 
* {{p|Togedemaru}} ({{OP|Sophocles|Togedemaru}}; debut)
 
* {{p|Togedemaru}} ({{OP|Sophocles|Togedemaru}}; debut)
Line 187: Line 188:
 
* {{p|Sandslash}} (Trainer's; flashback)
 
* {{p|Sandslash}} (Trainer's; flashback)
 
* {{p|Litten}} ({{AP|anime|Litten}}; debut)
 
* {{p|Litten}} ({{AP|anime|Litten}}; debut)
* {{p|Tapu Koko}} ({{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Tapu Koko|anime}}; debut)
+
* {{p|Tapu Koko}} ({{DL|Guardian deities (anime)|Tapu Koko|anime}}; debut)
 
* {{p|Bewear}} ({{an|Bewear|anime}}; debut)
 
* {{p|Bewear}} ({{an|Bewear|anime}}; debut)
 
* {{p|Tauros}} ([[Poké Ride|Ride Pokémon]]; multiple)
 
* {{p|Tauros}} ([[Poké Ride|Ride Pokémon]]; multiple)
Line 221: Line 222:
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
* Starting with this episode, viewers can see an introduction of the main characters and a short overview of the series plot {{DL|Data broadcasting|Plot overview and introduction of the characters|using their remote}} on [[TV Tokyo]].
 
* Starting with this episode, viewers can see an introduction of the main characters and a short overview of the series plot {{DL|Data broadcasting|Plot overview and introduction of the characters|using their remote}} on [[TV Tokyo]].
  +
* This is the season premiere of [[S20|Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon]].
 
* [[Alola!!]] replaced {{so|XY&Z}} as the [[List of Japanese opening themes|Japanese opening theme]], while [[Pose]] replaced [[Meowth's Ballad]] as the [[List of Japanese ending themes|Japanese ending theme]].
 
* [[Alola!!]] replaced {{so|XY&Z}} as the [[List of Japanese opening themes|Japanese opening theme]], while [[Pose]] replaced [[Meowth's Ballad]] as the [[List of Japanese ending themes|Japanese ending theme]].
 
* This episode marks the first time the [[Team Rocket trio]] is absent in the first episode of a [[region]] since their [[EP002|debut]] in the {{pkmn|anime}}.
 
* This episode marks the first time the [[Team Rocket trio]] is absent in the first episode of a [[region]] since their [[EP002|debut]] in the {{pkmn|anime}}.
Line 232: Line 234:
 
* {{Ash}}, {{an|Mallow}}, {{an|Kiawe}}, and [[Ash's Pikachu]] narrate the preview for the [[SM002|next episode]].
 
* {{Ash}}, {{an|Mallow}}, {{an|Kiawe}}, and [[Ash's Pikachu]] narrate the preview for the [[SM002|next episode]].
 
* This episode marks the first appearance of a {{p|Happiny}} other than the one that [[Brock's Happiny|belonged to]] {{an|Brock}}.
 
* This episode marks the first appearance of a {{p|Happiny}} other than the one that [[Brock's Happiny|belonged to]] {{an|Brock}}.
* The green T-shirt Ash wears in the flashback of Mimey winning a trip to the Alola region has a print design of a [[:File:MS_Aquatic_I.png|stock menu/overworld sprite of a Water-type Pokémon]] from the [[Generation I]] games. He wears it again in ''[[SM006|A Shocking Grocery Run!]]''.
+
* The green T-shirt Ash wears in the flashback of Mimey winning a trip to the Alola region has a print design of a [[:File:MS Aquatic I.png|stock menu/overworld sprite of a Water-type Pokémon]] from the [[Generation I]] games. He wears it again in ''[[SM006|A Shocking Grocery Run!]]''.
 
* After getting trampled by a herd of Tauros, Ash references his {{AP|30 Tauros|Tauros}}.
 
* After getting trampled by a herd of Tauros, Ash references his {{AP|30 Tauros|Tauros}}.
  +
* This is the only time when [[Tupp]] and [[Rapp]] have used more than one {{p|Salandit}} and {{p|Zubat}}, respectively, and also the only time when [[Zipp]] has used his {{p|Yungoos}}.
 
* This is [[Kayzie Rogers]]'s final episode before her retirement voicing Mimey.
 
* This is [[Kayzie Rogers]]'s final episode before her retirement voicing Mimey.
 
* Ash reads the [[Who's That Pokémon?]] in the dub.
 
* Ash reads the [[Who's That Pokémon?]] in the dub.
 
* This is the first episode to feature music from ''[[M18|Hoopa and the Clash of Ages]]''.
 
* This is the first episode to feature music from ''[[M18|Hoopa and the Clash of Ages]]''.
  +
* Though it is an indirect appearance, the {{p|Rampardos}} fossil marks the first appearance of a member of its species in the anime since its cameo in ''[[M13|Zoroark: Master of Illusions]]'', over six years previously.
   
 
===Airing trivia===
 
===Airing trivia===
  +
* This and [[SM002|the following episode]] are the last episodes to air before the release of [[Pokémon Sun and Moon]].
 
* During the first airing on TV Tokyo as one-hour special, viewers could take part in a [[Media:Keyword quiz SM001 SM002.png|three-characters keyword quiz]], in which ten viewers could win a Nintendo New 3DS XL Pokémon Solgaleo Lunala Black Edition and copies of [[Pokémon Sun and Moon]]. The first character was Z.
 
* During the first airing on TV Tokyo as one-hour special, viewers could take part in a [[Media:Keyword quiz SM001 SM002.png|three-characters keyword quiz]], in which ten viewers could win a Nintendo New 3DS XL Pokémon Solgaleo Lunala Black Edition and copies of [[Pokémon Sun and Moon]]. The first character was Z.
 
* This episode aired as a sneak peek on November 18, 2016, in {{pmin|France}}; November 19, 2016, in {{pmin|Italy}}; November 20, 2016, in {{pmin|Germany}} and {{pmin|Belgium}}; November 26, 2016, in {{pmin|Spain}}; November 27, 2016, in {{pmin|the Netherlands}}; December 5, 2016, in {{pmin|the United States}}; and December 31, 2016, in {{pmin|Canada}} alongside ''[[M19|Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel]]'' and ''[[SM002|The Guardian's Challenge!]]''.
 
* This episode aired as a sneak peek on November 18, 2016, in {{pmin|France}}; November 19, 2016, in {{pmin|Italy}}; November 20, 2016, in {{pmin|Germany}} and {{pmin|Belgium}}; November 26, 2016, in {{pmin|Spain}}; November 27, 2016, in {{pmin|the Netherlands}}; December 5, 2016, in {{pmin|the United States}}; and December 31, 2016, in {{pmin|Canada}} alongside ''[[M19|Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel]]'' and ''[[SM002|The Guardian's Challenge!]]''.
Line 269: Line 274:
 
|fr_eu={{tt|Alola pour de nouvelles aventures !|Alola to new adventures!}}
 
|fr_eu={{tt|Alola pour de nouvelles aventures !|Alola to new adventures!}}
 
|de={{tt|Alola, neue Abenteuer!|Alola, new adventures!}}
 
|de={{tt|Alola, neue Abenteuer!|Alola, new adventures!}}
|he={{tt|!אלולה להרפתקה חדשה|Alola for a New Adventure!}}
+
|he={{tt|!אלולה להרפתקה חדשה|Alola to a New Adventure!}}
 
|it={{tt|Alola a una nuova avventura!|Alola to a new adventure!}}
 
|it={{tt|Alola a una nuova avventura!|Alola to a new adventure!}}
 
|ko={{tt|알로라! 첫 번째 섬, 처음 만나는 포켓몬들!!|Alola! The Starting Island, Meeting New Pokémon!!}}
 
|ko={{tt|알로라! 첫 번째 섬, 처음 만나는 포켓몬들!!|Alola! The Starting Island, Meeting New Pokémon!!}}
Line 306: Line 311:
 
[[Category:Episodes by multiple animation directors]]
 
[[Category:Episodes by multiple animation directors]]
 
[[Category:Episodes animated by Shūhei Yasuda]]
 
[[Category:Episodes animated by Shūhei Yasuda]]
[[Category:Episodes animated by Satoshi Murata]]
+
[[Category:Episodes animated by Osamu Murata]]
 
[[Category:Episodes animated by Shinji Matsuda]]
 
[[Category:Episodes animated by Shinji Matsuda]]
 
[[Category:Milestone episodes]]
 
[[Category:Milestone episodes]]
Line 313: Line 318:
 
[[Category:Episodes in which a main character joins the group]]
 
[[Category:Episodes in which a main character joins the group]]
 
[[Category:Episodes in which a Legendary Pokémon appears]]
 
[[Category:Episodes in which a Legendary Pokémon appears]]
[[Category:Episodes in which Ash receives a Z-Crystal]]
+
[[Category:Episodes in which a main character receives a Z-Crystal]]
 
[[Category:Episodes which aired in the United Kingdom before the United States]]
 
[[Category:Episodes which aired in the United Kingdom before the United States]]
   

Revision as of 04:21, 20 May 2019

XY140 : Till We Compete Again!
Sun & Moon series
SM002 : The Guardian's Challenge!
Alola to New Adventure!
SM001.png
SM001   EP940
アローラ!はじめての島、はじめてのポケモンたち!!
Alola! The Starting Island, the Starter Pokémon!!
First broadcast
Japan November 17, 2016
United States December 5, 2016*
February 11, 2017*
March 17, 2017*
May 12, 2017*
English themes
Opening Under The Alolan Sun
Ending
Japanese themes
Opening アローラ!!
Ending ポーズ
Credits
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 松井亜弥 Aya Matsui
Storyboard 冨安大貴 Daiki Tomiyasu
樋口香里 Kaori Higuchi
Assistant directors 高橋知也 Tomoya Takahashi
牧野吉高 Yoshitaka Makino
Animation directors 安田周平 Shūhei Yasuda
村田理 Osamu Murata
松田真路 Shinji Matsuda
No additional credits are available at this time.

Alola to New Adventure! (Japanese: アローラ!はじめての島、はじめてのポケモンたち!! Alola! The Starting Island, the Starter Pokémon!!) is the first episode of the Sun & Moon series, and the 940th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on November 17, 2016 as a one-hour special alongside SM002, and in the United Kingdom as a sneak peek preview of the full series on November 20, 2016 as a one-hour special alongside The Guardian's Challenge!. It aired in the United States as a sneak peek preview of the full series on December 5, 2016 as part of a marathon with Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel and The Guardian's Challenge!. The final version of the episode was broadcast in the United States on March 17, 2017, and was later broadcast in sequence on May 12, 2017.

201 Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details. 201

Blurb

It’s a beautiful day on Melemele Island in the Alola region. Ash and his mom are on vacation there, along with Pikachu and Mimey, and having a great time!

Our hero is thrilled to meet so many new Pokémon, and his exploration leads him to Professor Oak’s cousin Samson, the principal of the Pokémon School. It’s a beautiful, sprawling campus where students work with Pokémon and learn alongside them! As Ash learns more about Alola region tradition from new friends Mallow and Professor Kukui, his interest grows. When vacation is over and his mom heads home, he decides to stay behind and become a Pokémon School student himself!

Plot

Ash and Pikachu are in the middle of enjoying their vacation in the Alola region, riding on a Sharpedo. They speed across and under the water, seeing many wild Water-type Pokémon, including a Pyukumuku that greets them with a friendly peace sign. After running out of air, they both resurface, but are immediately face-to-face with a wild Bruxish, which surprises Ash and causes him to fall into the water. Ash is relieved to have made it back to the surface, but is soon laughing along with a girl and her Popplio who saw amusement in his reaction. Ash is asked by a woman in charge of the Pokémon Jet Ski if he enjoyed it, and she is relieved when he tells her it was fun, thanking the Sharpedo. On the beach, a Litten is relaxing on the sand, washing itself, only to notice Ash and Pikachu racing in its direction. Failing to see the Litten, Ash steps on Litten's tail, annoying it as it hits him with Ember before leaving.

At the hotel, Delia is relaxing with Mimey, drinking some Pinap Juice. Ash returns to them and tells Delia everything he and Pikachu did, which makes Delia happy to know they had fun. She says they have Mimey to thank for winning them their Alola vacation. Ash remembers them winning, leaving his Pokémon with Professor Oak, and flying to the Alola region. Delia tells them that they should get going, which confuses Ash until she reminds him that Professor Oak asked them to deliver an Egg to his cousin in Alola.

Ash and Delia take a Pokémon Taxi and learn about Ride Pokémon from the driver. Ash remembers the Sharpedo he used earlier and figures out it was a Water Ride Pokémon. Ash then asks Delia where they are taking the egg, to which Delia tells him they're taking it to a place called the Pokémon School. Mimey then notices some Berries, informing Delia and they all stop off to take a look. Delia and Mimey are occupied with the berries, so Ash decides to look around and finds a Pokémon with its head sticking out from a hole. Ash crouches down, wondering what its name is, but it gets angry and pinches Ash's nose. After shaking it off, Ash and Pikachu, wanting to catch the Pokémon, give chase as it escapes underground through the town. Delia turns to show Ash the Berries, but notices he has disappeared.

Still chasing after the Pokémon, another strange Pokémon darts from tree to tree behind them. After chasing the Pokémon deep into the forest, Ash and Pikachu finally reach the hole in the ground, but find that it is empty. Suddenly, a Sitrus Berry falls from the sky. Looking up to the sky, Ash wonders where they are and where they were supposed to take the Pokémon egg. The mysterious Pokémon throws another berry down, but it hits something in the bushes. Ash and Pikachu look around the forest and suddenly hear a noise. They continue hearing the noise until they see the Pokémon responsible for the noise emerge from the bushes and see it waving at them. It is large and friendly and Ash starts to wave back, calling it cute and approaching it, but his opinion changes immediately once he sees it effortlessly smashing down various tall trees in joy. As the Pokémon then approaches them for a hug, Ash and Pikachu rush off in the opposite direction, but it begins to chase after them, coming close to catching them until it is distracted by the mysterious Pokémon from earlier. Ash and Pikachu, after escaping the rampaging Pokémon, spot a Charizard in the air and decide to follow it. Emerging from the forest, Ash and Pikachu arrive at a area with a huge building. Ash spots a girl next to some new Pokémon, so he jumps over the fence and heads towards them, but the girl warns Ash to look out as, unknowingly to Ash, various Tauros being ridden by Trainers head straight for him, but before he can get out of the way, they all crash into him. One Trainer orders her Tauros to stop, but it is too late as Ash has been trampled by the Tauros. The girl rushes over to Ash to ask how he is, to which Ash tells her that he is used to Tauros as he has caught some before. As one of the Tauros approaches Ash and the girl, only for the latter to back off in fear. It is revealed by a boy that Lillie is scared of Pokémon and can't touch them. After recognizing the girl who was fishing earlier, Ash is informed that he is at the Pokémon School and is shown around.

As Ash and Mallow are looking around the school, Ash is brought to the principal's office, being mistaken as a new student, but as Ash tries to clear things up, he sees his mother and meets the school's principal, Samson Oak, Professor Oak's cousin. The meeting leaves Ash stunned as he learns of Samson's habit of making jokes using Pokémon names. Inside the office, Ash clears things up with Mallow as Samson calls Professor Oak to tell him he has received the egg safely, to which he thanks Delia. Mallow asks Samson if she can show Ash around the campus and shows Ash to the classroom first. Ash is introduced to the class teacher, Professor Kukui, who welcomes them happily. Ash then hears a roar from outside as he sees a group of strange people gathering.

A boy and his Charizard are approached by a group of people. Ash learns that they're part of a group known as Team Skull, who bully people into battling them. Tupp makes a deal that the boy can leave if he wins their battle, but if he loses, they will get his Charizard and send out their Pokémon, Yungoos, Salandit, and Zubat to begin their battle, ordering him to tell Charizard to fight. Just then, Ash steps in to confront the group, telling them how unfair the battle is and joins the battle himself, introducing himself to the boy, who introduces himself as Kiawe, but tells Ash he doesn't need any help. As Ash sends in Pikachu, Kiawe sends out his Turtonator, and reveals that it is a Fire and Dragon type, and also a trusted friend of his. The members of Team Skull command their Pokémon to use Venoshock, Bite, and Leech Life respectively, but Pikachu successfully dodges the Venoshock with Quick Attack, as Kiawe comments on Pikachu's speed. The Yungoos and Zubat bite down on Turtonator's shell, them to be attacked by Turtonator's Shell Trap. Tupp's Salandit is ordered to use Flame Burst, but Ash tells Pikachu to dodge and use Thunderbolt, which connects with the three Salandit, which impresses the students, as well as the mysterious Pokémon watching from a tree. Kiawe tells Ash to leave the rest to him as he powers up his Turtonator using a crystal on his wrist, which allows his Turtonator to use a move known as Inferno Overdrive, which is strong enough to defeat the villain's Pokémon at once, causing them to retreat. Ash asks Kiawe what he just did, but Professor Kukui steps in to explain that they're known as Z-Moves, which are moves passed down in Alola after completing the island challenge on the four islands of Alola. Ash gets excited by all the things he has just learned, but suddenly sees a flying Pokémon, and once describing it to the group, they identify the Pokémon as Tapu Koko, the guardian of Melemele Island.

Later that night, Ash, Delia, Pikachu, and Mimey are enjoying a meal at a restaurant. Delia comments on the food, but Ash is thinking about everything that had happened earlier, which is noticed by Delia as she asks him if there was anything that happened to distract him. Ash then hears a noise echoing and recognizes the Pokémon in a tree, leaving the restaurant and immediately chasing after it. Searching around, he encounters it again, following and meeting it at a viewing point where he remembers it as Tapu Koko receives an object that he recognizes as what Kiawe was wearing. After approval from Tapu Koko, Ash puts the object on his wrist before watching Tapu Koko fly off away from him. Ash then stares at the Z-Ring.

The next day, Ash is at Professor Kukui's house talking to Delia, who is back in Pallet Town, over the video phone. Ash then remembers that he starts his first day of Pokémon School today and hurries off after saying goodbye to Delia. As Ash races up the road with Pikachu, the two of them look out to the ocean before they both have a race to the Pokémon School campus.

Major events

For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.

Debuts

Humans

Pokémon debuts

Characters

Humans

Dare da?

Pokémon

Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?: Grubbin (US and international), Pikachu (Japan)

Trivia

Airing trivia

Errors

  • When Ash learns about Z-Moves and the island challenge, for a split second Pikachu is missing the red circles on his cheeks.
  • When Ash goes helping Kiawe fight Team Skull, both his Japanese line 「まって!」 ("Wait!") and the dubbed line play simultaneously in the English and Italian dubs.
  • The flashback to when Mimey won the ticket to Alola was not dubbed in the Russian dub, but was rather left in English.

Dub edits

  • The Japanese text depicting Inferno Overdrive's name when Turtonator is about to use the move is edited out in the dub.
  • In the official debut of this episode's dub, a large portion of the original music is replaced with dub music. However, this was not the case in the preview airing, in which the episode used all of the original music.
  • All of Pikachu's lines were re-dubbed.

In other languages



XY140 : Till We Compete Again!
Sun & Moon series
SM002 : The Guardian's Challenge!
Project Anime logo.png This episode article is part of Project Anime, a Bulbapedia project that covers all aspects of the Pokémon anime.