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| Alola to New Adventure!
Alola! The Starting Island, the Starter Pokémon!!
|| November 17, 2016
| United States
|| December 5, 2016
|| Team Kato
|| 松井亜弥 Aya Matsui
|| 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 is scheduled to air 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!.
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- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
Who's That Pokémon?: Grubbin (UK) Pikachu (Japan)
- Alola!! replaced XY&Z as the Japanese opening theme, while Pose replaced Meowth's Ballad as the Japanese ending theme.
- This episode aired as a sneak peek on November 18, 2016 in France, November 19, 2016 in Italy, and November 20, 2016 in Germany and Belgium. It will air on November 26, 2016 in Spain alongside Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel and SM002. Its airdate in France was only one day after its premiere in Japan.
- This episode marks the first time the Team Rocket trio is absent in the first episode of a region since their debut in the anime, something that happened last time in Pokémon - I Choose You!.
- This episode marks a distinct change in the appearance the series, with characters and settings now being rendered in a softer and more hand-drawn style to allow for more fluid animation.
- Characters are now rendered with longer faces with hair not being as pointed as before, smaller irises (changes that are applied to Ash and Professor Oak) and no longer have fingernails. Pokémon are now depicted as having fur.
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