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'''Tough Guy Trials!''' (Japanese: '''ちょーワルおやじはしまキング!?''' ''The Big Old Thug is an {{tt|Island King|Island Kahuna}}!?'') is the 74th episode of the {{series|Sun & Moon}}, and the 1,013th episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It first aired in Japan on May 10, 2018, and in New Zealand on August 31, 2018<!-- and is scheduled to air in the United States on *day*-->.
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'''Tough Guy Trials!''' (Japanese: '''ちょーワルおやじはしまキング!?''' ''The Big Old Thug is an {{tt|Island King|Island Kahuna}}!?'') is the 74th episode of the {{series|Sun & Moon}}, and the 1,013th episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It first aired in Japan on May 10, 2018, in New Zealand on August 31, 2018, in Canada on September 29, 2018, and in the United States on October 13, 2018.
 
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==Blurb==
 
==Blurb==
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<i>Ash can’t contain his excitement as he arrives on Ula’ula Island for his next grand trial. But Nanu, the island kahuna, has other ideas and leads Ash to believe someone else is the kahuna. To Nanu’s dismay, Acerola blows his cover and convinces him to grant Ash a “pre-trial” battle. Nanu is convinced Ash isn’t ready, and after his Krookodile soundly defeats Ash’s Lycanroc, he seems to prove his point. But Ash never gives up, and he vows to stay on the island and train hard for a rematch!</i>
   
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
[[Ash]] and his Pokémon do some push-ups on their boat while they wait to arrive on [[Ula'ula Island]]. {{an|Rotom Pokédex}} soon alerts Ash that their destination is up ahead. In a flashback, Ash recalls that [[Professor Kukui]] revealed to his students that he dreamed of opening the Alola Pokémon League and requires their assistance to make it a reality. Ash’s excitement was spurred into action by {{an|Kiawe}}'s fiery passion.
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{{Ash}} and his Pokémon do some push-ups on their boat while they wait to arrive on [[Ula'ula Island]]. {{Rotom}} soon alerts Ash that their destination is up ahead. In a flashback, Ash recalls that {{an|Professor Kukui}} revealed to his students that he dreamed of opening the Alola [[Pokémon League]] and required their assistance to make it a reality. Both Ash and {{an|Kiawe}} had gotten fired up by the news and decided to take part in the League.
   
On the island, [[Jessie]] and {{TP|Jessie|Mimikyu}} admire the [[Z-Ring]], much to the disappointment of {{MTR}} and [[James]] who is eager to use with {{TP|James|Mareanie}}. Jessie’s posing is interrupted by Mimikyu who swiftly moves and spot Ash and his Pokémon as they arrive on Ula'ula Island. {{TRT}} spot that Ash has travelled alone, and with their new [[Z-Crystals]] they may very well defeat him in battle. Meanwhile, {{an|Bewear}} remains unaware that Team Rocket are away and have left their button-eyed robots back at the hideout.
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On the island, [[Jessie]] and {{TP|Jessie|Mimikyu}} admire their new [[Z-Ring]], much to the disappointment of {{MTR}} and [[James]], who are eager to use it with {{TP|James|Mareanie}}. Jessie's posing is interrupted by Mimikyu, who spots Ash and his Pokémon as they arrive on Ula'ula Island. {{TRT}} realizes that Ash has traveled alone, and with their new [[Z-Crystal]]s, they may very well defeat him in {{pkmn|battle}}. Meanwhile, {{an|Bewear}} remains unaware that Team Rocket is away and has left their button-eyed robots back at the hideout.
   
[[Nanu]] walks sluggishly passed the Po Town Police Office, he yawns and plans on taking a nap. is walking on the road, yawning and planning to take a nap. He is soon confronted by [[Officer Jenny]] and her {{p|Oricorio}} who have come to check on him. Nanu denies that he was planning on taking a powernap and turns back to the Police Station. Jenny salutes him as he returns to his hungry and meowing {{alo|Meowth}}. He quickly feeds them, but his relaxation is again interrupted, this time by a phone call from {{an|Giovanni}}. Giovanni admits that he was surprised to learn that Nanu became a police officer and an [[Island Kahuna]], before asking him about the "{{p|Necrozma|Blinding One}}". He ignores Giovanni's query and hangs up after hearing someone calling for him from outside.
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[[Nanu]] walks sluggishly past the {{rt|17|Alola|Po Town Police Office}}, yawns, and plans on taking a nap. He is soon confronted by [[Officer Jenny]] and {{p|Oricorio}}, who have come to check on him. Nanu denies that he was planning on taking a nap and turns back to the police station. Jenny salutes him as he returns to his hungry and meowing {{rf|Alolan}} {{p|Meowth}}. He quickly feeds them, but his relaxation is again interrupted by a phone call from {{an|Giovanni}}. Giovanni admits that he was surprised to learn that Nanu became a police officer and an [[Island Kahuna]], before asking him about the "{{p|Necrozma|Blinding One}}". He ignores Giovanni's query and hangs up after hearing someone calling for him from outside.
   
Nanu steps out of his office to see Ash, smothered by his Alolan Meowth. {{AP|Poipole}} shoots out some red sludge, though the Alolan Meowth respond by scratching it which then turns into a full-blown melee. The find soon ends, with Rotom scolding Poipole for sparking the fight, and Nanu comes to Ash's assistance criticising his conduct. Ash stands up immediately, and greets Nanu, hoping that he is the Island Kahuna. Nanu attempts to lie to Ash, stating that the person Ash is looking for is one of his co-workers who is busy on patrol. Ash formally introduces himself, while Nanu admires his rare Poipole and {{AP|Lycanroc}}. Poipole squirts some red sludge onto Nanu, though Ash has Poipole apologize for its actions. Nanu invites Ash into the Police Station, and the two quickly clean themselves up. Seeing his Alolan Meowth hungry again, Nanu asks if Ash could feed and play with them while he waits for the Island Kahuna to arrive. Ash agrees, while Nanu leaves for somewhere. While Ash is bitten and scratched, Rotom and his Pokémon, except for {{AP|Torracat}}, enjoy the play time and are left exhausted.
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Nanu steps out of his office to see Ash smothered by his Alolan Meowth. {{AP|Poipole}} shoots out some red sludge, though the Alolan Meowth respond by scratching it, which then turns into a full-blown melee. The find soon ends with Rotom scolding Poipole for sparking the fight, and Nanu comes to Ash's assistance, criticizing his conduct. Ash stands up immediately and greets Nanu, hoping that he is the Island Kahuna. Nanu attempts to lie to Ash, stating that the person Ash is looking for is one of his coworkers who is busy on patrol. Ash formally introduces himself, while Nanu admires his rare Poipole and {{AP|Lycanroc}}. Poipole squirts some red sludge onto Nanu, though Ash has Poipole apologize for its actions. Nanu invites Ash into the police station so he could clean himself up. Upon seeing his Alolan Meowth hungry again, Nanu asks if Ash could feed and play with them while he waits for the Island Kahuna to arrive. Ash agrees, while Nanu leaves for someplace. While Ash is bitten and scratched, Rotom and his Pokémon, except for {{AP|Torracat}}, enjoy the playtime and are left exhausted.
   
[[Acerola]] and Mimikins enter the Police Station, looking for uncle, though she instead finds Ash and his Pokémon. Ash explains that he was waiting for another officer to arrive, but Acerola laughs and reveals that her uncle, Nanu, is the only stationed officer, and has fooled and left. Rotom is sent into a spin after he tried to take pictures of the unusual floating Mimikyu, Mimikins, but all of the photographs come out with an odd haze. Acerola reveals that Mimikins is an actual ghost, much to Ash and Rotom's surprise. Acerola escorts Ash to her workplace, the [[Malie City]] Library.
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[[Acerola]] and her Mimikyu, Mimikins, enter the police station, looking for Nanu, though she instead finds Ash and his Pokémon. Ash explains that he was waiting for another officer to arrive, but Acerola laughs and reveals that her uncle Nanu is the only stationed officer. Rotom is sent into a spin after he tries to take pictures of Mimikins, but all of the photographs come out with an odd haze. Acerola reveals that Mimikins is an actual ghost, much to Ash and Rotom's surprise. Acerola escorts Ash to her workplace, the [[Malie City]] Library.
   
Poipole is enthralled by its book-filled surrounding, though soon stops flying around to focus on a page that depicts Ultra Necrozma, with {{p|Lunala}} and {{p|Solgaleo}} standing either side of it. Acerola explains the legend of the "Blinding One", a Pokémon said to shine brighter than anything else in the world. She details that when [[Alola]] had just formed and was dark. The arrival of three Legendary Pokémon showered the area in light, the people of Alola were immensely grateful for the "Blinding One's" efforts and have continued to pass on the story throughout the generations. Acerola states that Nanu believes that the "Blinding One" may be an [[Ultra Beast]]. Team Rocket happen to overhear the conversation from outside and look forward to revealing the new information to their {{an|Giovanni|boss}}.
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Poipole is enthralled by its book-filled surroundings, though it soon stops flying around to focus on a page that depicts {{DL|List of Pokémon with form differences|Necrozma|Ultra Necrozma}}, with {{p|Lunala}} and {{p|Solgaleo}} standing on either side of it. Acerola explains the legend of the "Blinding One", a Pokémon said to shine brighter than anything else in the world. She details that when [[Alola]] had just formed, it was entirely dark, but the arrival of three Legendary Pokémon showered the area in light. As a result, the people of Alola were immensely grateful for the "Blinding One's" efforts and have continued to pass on the story throughout the generations. Acerola states that Nanu believes that the "Blinding One" may be an [[Ultra Beast]]. Team Rocket happens to overhear the conversation from outside and looks forward to revealing the new information to {{an|Giovanni|the Boss}}.
   
Sometime later, Ash is busy feeding {{AP|Rowlet}} as his other Pokémon play with Mimikins, and Acerola is working at a kitchen bench. Ash goes to run off to catch up with Nanu, but Acerola assures him that Nanu won’t be there. She then reveals that she has taken his favorite playtoy, a {{wp|kendama}}, as a hostage. Right on cue, Nanu walks through Acerola's door in search of his toy, though is initially startled to see Ash. Nanu is irritated that is cover is blown, but ignores Ash’s challenge of his [[Trial]]. With Acerola’s glare, Nanu concedes and decides to test Ash’s skill in a Pre-Trial.
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Sometime later, Ash is busy feeding {{AP|Rowlet}} as his other Pokémon play with Mimikins, while Acerola is working at a kitchen bench. Ash tries to catch up with Nanu, but Acerola assures him that Nanu won't be there. She then reveals that she has taken his favorite play-toy, a {{wp|kendama}}, as a hostage. Right on cue, Nanu walks through Acerola's door in search of the kendama, though he is initially startled to see Ash. Irritated that his cover was blown, Nanu ignores Ash's challenge. However, with Acerola's glare, Nanu concedes and decides to test Ash's skill in a pre-trial.
   
Acerola officiates the match, acting as a referee. Ash asks Nanu to give him a good fight, who sighs. Nanu sends out his {{p|Krookodile}}, who immediately uses its ability {{a|Intimidate}} on Ash’s Lycanroc. Ash starts off the battle, having Lycanroc use its {{m|Tackle}}, which Krookodile knocks back with its head. Krookodile continues to intimidate Lycanroc who bares its teeth, which Nanu is glad to see. Lycanroc follows up with a {{m|Rock Throw}}, but Krookodile swats the attack away with its tail. Pikachu uses {{m|Iron Tail}} to stop the debris hitting Acerola. Lycanroc’s {{m|Bite}} fails and Krookodile responds with a {{m|Sand Tomb}}, which traps its foe in shifting sands. Krookodile lands several {{m|Mud-Slap}} attacks on Lycanroc, though its predicament only angers Lycanroc whose eyes begin to glow red. Ash is immediately concerned by the change and remembers [[SM047|his battle against Gladion]]. Acerola leaps into the air and crunches down on Krookodile's arm. While Krookodile shakes it off, Lycanroc again bites down on its foe but receives a hit to the face. Lycanroc continues to disobey Ash, while Nanu has Krookodile continue to face the enraged onslaught. Nanu finally responds, having Krookodile use {{m|Counter}} followed by {{m|Crunch}}, doing serious damage to Lycanroc. Acerola calls the match off as Ash makes his way to his injured Pokémon. Nanu tells Ash to return to [[Melemele Island]]. As an act of defiance, Ash disagrees and vows to remain on Ula'ula Island to continue to train for a future rematch. Nanu shrugs and sighs as he continues to walk off.
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Acerola officiates the match, acting as a [[Battle judge|referee]]. Ash asks Nanu to give him a good fight, but he sighs and sends out his {{p|Krookodile}}, who immediately uses its [[Ability]] {{a|Intimidate}} on Ash's Lycanroc. Ash starts off the battle, having Lycanroc use {{m|Tackle}}, which Krookodile knocks back with its head. Krookodile continues to intimidate Lycanroc, who bares its teeth, which Nanu is glad to see. Lycanroc follows up with a {{m|Rock Throw}}, but Krookodile swats the attack away with its tail. Pikachu uses {{m|Iron Tail}} to stop the debris hitting Acerola. Lycanroc's {{m|Bite}} fails and Krookodile responds with a {{m|Sand Tomb}}, which traps its foe in shifting sands.
   
Meanwhile, Team Rocket report their latest findings on the "Blinding One", though [[Matori]] informs them that the information was already known. Matori's dismissal and quick ending of the call sends Jessie into a tirade. James pitches in that they need to catch Pikachu, setting the trio's sights once again on their long-term target.
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Krookodile lands several {{m|Mud-Slap}} attacks on Lycanroc, though its predicament only angers Lycanroc, whose eyes begin to glow red. Ash is immediately concerned by the change and remembers [[SM047|his battle against Gladion]]. Lycanroc suddenly leaps into the air and crunches down on Krookodile's arm. While Krookodile shakes it off, Lycanroc again bites down on its foe, but receives a hit to the face. Lycanroc continues to disobey Ash, while Nanu has Krookodile continue to face the enraged onslaught. Nanu finally responds, having Krookodile use {{m|Counter}} followed by {{m|Crunch}}, doing serious damage to Lycanroc. Acerola calls the match off as Ash makes his way to his injured Pokémon. Nanu tells Ash to return to [[Melemele Island]], but Ash disagrees and vows to remain on Ula'ula Island to train for a rematch. Nanu shrugs and sighs as he walks off.
   
At Acerola's house, Ash notices Lycanroc is upset while the other Pokémon crunch through their food. He makes his way over and sits beside it. Ash admits he shares Lycanroc’s sentiments, and affirms that there was nothing he or Lycanroc could do. He then asks Acerola for an ideal training location on Ula'ula Island. She responds that {{p|Tapu Bulu}} could help them train, and Rotom points out they [[SM051|met it once before]]. Ash is immediately pumped, and offers Lycanroc a mountain of food in preparation for its intense training. In agreeance, Lycanroc takes a large mouthful of food from Ash’s hand.
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Meanwhile, Team Rocket reports their latest findings on the "Blinding One", though [[Matori]] informs them that the information was already known to Giovanni. Matori's dismissal and quick ending of the call sends Jessie into a tirade. James pitches in that they need to catch Pikachu, setting the trio's sights once again on their long-term target.
   
Back at his office, Nanu plays with his kendama, which hypnotizes his Meowth who watch on and trace his movements with their heads in amazement. Nanu stops fidgeting and grins as the sight of his entertained Pokémon.
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At Acerola's house, Ash notices Lycanroc is upset while the other Pokémon eat their food. Sitting beside it, Ash admits that he shares Lycanroc's sentiments, and affirms that there was nothing he or Lycanroc could do. He then asks Acerola for an ideal training location on Ula'ula Island. She responds that {{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Tapu Bulu}} could help them train, and Rotom points out they [[SM051|met it once before]]. Ash is immediately excited by this, and offers Lycanroc a mountain of food in preparation for its intense training. In agreement, Lycanroc takes a large mouthful of food from Ash's hand.
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Back at his office, Nanu plays with his kendama, which hypnotizes his Meowth, who watch on and trace his movements with their heads in amazement. Nanu stops fidgeting and grins as the sight of his entertained Pokémon.
   
 
==Major events==
 
==Major events==
 
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* [[Professor Kukui]] is revealed to have told {{Ash}} and {{ashcl}} about the [[Pokémon League]] he's establishing in [[Alola]].
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* {{an|Professor Kukui}} is revealed to have told {{Ash}} and {{ashcl}} about the [[Pokémon League]] he's establishing in [[Alola]].
 
* Ash arrives at [[Ula'ula Island]] and meets [[Island Kahuna]] [[Nanu]] and [[Acerola]] for the first time.
 
* Ash arrives at [[Ula'ula Island]] and meets [[Island Kahuna]] [[Nanu]] and [[Acerola]] for the first time.
 
* Ash and {{TRT}} learn about the legend of the "{{p|Necrozma|Blinding One}}".
 
* Ash and {{TRT}} learn about the legend of the "{{p|Necrozma|Blinding One}}".
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* [[Matori]]
 
* [[Matori]]
 
* [[Officer Jenny]]
 
* [[Officer Jenny]]
* [[Professor Kukui]] (flashback)
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* {{an|Professor Kukui}} (flashback)
 
* {{an|Gladion}} (flashback)
 
* {{an|Gladion}} (flashback)
 
* [[Acerola]]
 
* [[Acerola]]
 
* [[Nanu]]
 
* [[Nanu]]
* [[Pico]]
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* [[Piko]]
 
* {{OBP|Nene|Alola}}
 
* {{OBP|Nene|Alola}}
 
* {{pkmn|Trainer}}s
 
* {{pkmn|Trainer}}s
   
 
===Pokémon===
 
===Pokémon===
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[[Who's That Pokémon?]]: {{p|Oricorio}} ({{DL|List of Pokémon with form differences|Oricorio|Baile Style}})
 
[[Who's That Pokémon?]]: {{p|Oricorio}} ({{DL|List of Pokémon with form differences|Oricorio|Baile Style}})
 
* {{p|Pikachu}} ({{OP|Ash|Pikachu}})
 
* {{p|Pikachu}} ({{OP|Ash|Pikachu}})
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* {{p|Popplio}} ({{OP|Lana|Popplio}}; flashback)
 
* {{p|Popplio}} ({{OP|Lana|Popplio}}; flashback)
 
* {{p|Turtonator}} ({{OP|Kiawe|Turtonator}}; flashback)
 
* {{p|Turtonator}} ({{OP|Kiawe|Turtonator}}; flashback)
* {{p|Marowak}} ({{OP|Kiawe|Marowak}}; [[Regional variant|Alola Form]]; flashback)
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* {{p|Marowak}} ({{OP|Kiawe|Marowak}}; {{rf|Alolan|Form}}; flashback)
* {{p|Vulpix}} ({{an|Lillie}}'s; [[Regional variant|Alola Form]]; [[Snowy]]; flashback)
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* {{p|Vulpix}} ({{an|Lillie}}'s; {{rf|Alolan|Form}}; [[Snowy]]; flashback)
 
* {{p|Togedemaru}} ({{OP|Sophocles|Togedemaru}}; flashback)
 
* {{p|Togedemaru}} ({{OP|Sophocles|Togedemaru}}; flashback)
 
* {{p|Steenee}} ({{OP|Mallow|Steenee}}; flashback)
 
* {{p|Steenee}} ({{OP|Mallow|Steenee}}; flashback)
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* {{p|Umbreon}} ({{an|Gladion}}'s; flashback)
 
* {{p|Umbreon}} ({{an|Gladion}}'s; flashback)
 
* {{p|Lycanroc}} ({{an|Gladion}}'s; {{DL|List of Pokémon with form differences|Lycanroc|Midnight Form}}; flashback)
 
* {{p|Lycanroc}} ({{an|Gladion}}'s; {{DL|List of Pokémon with form differences|Lycanroc|Midnight Form}}; flashback)
* {{p|Type: Null}} ({{an|Gladion}}'s; Silvally; flashback)
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* {{p|Type: Null}} ({{OP|Gladion|Type: Null}}; Silvally; flashback)
 
* {{p|Mimikyu}} ([[Acerola]]'s; {{Shiny}}; Mimikins)
 
* {{p|Mimikyu}} ([[Acerola]]'s; {{Shiny}}; Mimikins)
 
* {{p|Krookodile}} ([[Nanu]]'s)
 
* {{p|Krookodile}} ([[Nanu]]'s)
* {{p|Meowth}} ([[Nanu]]'s; [[Regional variant|Alola Form]]; multiple)
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* {{p|Meowth}} ([[Nanu]]'s; {{rf|Alolan|Form}}; multiple)
 
* {{p|Poliwag}} (Trainer's)
 
* {{p|Poliwag}} (Trainer's)
 
* {{p|Cottonee}} (Trainer's)
 
* {{p|Cottonee}} (Trainer's)
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* [[Acerola]], {{Rotom}}, and Ash narrate the preview for the [[SM075|next episode]].
 
* [[Acerola]], {{Rotom}}, and Ash narrate the preview for the [[SM075|next episode]].
 
* The TVNZ OnDemand website incorrectly lists the episode as having aired on August 28, 2018, three days before it became available to watch on August 31, 2018.
 
* The TVNZ OnDemand website incorrectly lists the episode as having aired on August 28, 2018, three days before it became available to watch on August 31, 2018.
* {{Ash}}, [[Acerola]] and [[Nanu]] read the [[Who's That Pokémon?]] segment in the dub.
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* {{Ash}}, Acerola, and [[Nanu]] read the [[Who's That Pokémon?]] segment in the dub.
   
 
===Errors===
 
===Errors===
 
* When Krookodile is called out, its left arm is missing.
 
* When Krookodile is called out, its left arm is missing.
* When Rotom scans Krookodile, it says Krookodile is a {{t|Dark}}/{{type|Ground}} instead of a Ground/Dark-type.
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* When Rotom scans Krookodile, it says Krookodile is a {{t|Dark}}/{{t|Ground}} type, instead of a Ground/Dark type. This was fixed in the dub.
 
* When {{AP|Lycanroc}} uses {{m|Rock Throw}}, the fur on its right cheek is white instead of orange.
 
* When {{AP|Lycanroc}} uses {{m|Rock Throw}}, the fur on its right cheek is white instead of orange.
 
* When Lycanroc is thrown in the air after getting hit by Krookodile's {{m|Counter}}, the claws on its front left paw are missing.
 
* When Lycanroc is thrown in the air after getting hit by Krookodile's {{m|Counter}}, the claws on its front left paw are missing.
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* In the {{pmin|Poland|Polish}} dub, [[Rotom Dex]] states, that Krookodile can see the smallest prey in the midst of a snowstorm instead of sandstorm.
   
 
<gallery>
 
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==In other languages==
 
==In other languages==
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|zh_cmn={{tt|不良大叔是島嶼之王!?|The Big Old Thug is an Island Kahuna!?}}
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|cs={{tt|Zkoušky pro drsné trenéry!|Trials for tough trainers!}}
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|da={{tt|Hårde prøver til seje fyre!|Hard trials for tough guys!}}
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|nl={{tt|Beproevingen zijn niet voor watjes!|Trials not for losers!}}
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|fi={{tt|Koviskokeet!|Tough guy trials!}}
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|fr_eu={{tt|Une épreuve avant l'épreuve !|A trial before the trial!}}
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|de={{tt|Prüfungen für harte Typen!|Trials for tough guys!}}
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|it={{tt|Prove per tipi tosti!|Trials for tough guys!}}
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|ko={{tt|엄청 나쁜 아저씨가 섬의 왕!?|The Very Bad Man is an Island Kahuna!?}}
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|no={{tt|Store prøver for tøffe typer!|Big challenges for tough guys!}}
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|pl={{tt|Próba twardzieli!|Tough guys trial!}}
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|pt_br={{tt|Provas para os melhores!|Trials for the best!}}
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|ru={{tt|Суровые испытания!|Tough trials!}}
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|he={{tt|!מבחנים של בחור קשוח|Tough Guy Trials!}}
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|es_la={{tt|¡La prueba de un tipo rudo!|The trial of a rude guy!}}
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|es_eu={{tt|¡Las pruebas del tipo duro!|The trials of the tough guy!}}
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|sv={{tt|Tuffa Prövningar och Tuffa Försök|Tough Challenges och Tough Trials}}
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|th={{tt|ลุงจอมวายร้ายคนนี้คือราชาเกาะหรือนี่!?|The Big Old Thug is an Island King!?}}
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|tr={{tt|Sert Çocuk Sınavları!|Tough Kid Trials!}}
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Revision as of 23:42, 25 November 2019

SM073 : Why Not Give Me a Z-Ring Sometime?
Sun & Moon series
SM075 : Some Kind of Laziness!
Tough Guy Trials!
SM074.png
SM074   EP1013
ちょーワルおやじはしまキング!?
The Big Old Thug is an Island King!?
First broadcast
Japan May 10, 2018
United States October 13, 2018
English themes
Opening Under The Alolan Moon
Ending
Japanese themes
Opening 未来コネクション
Ending ジャリボーイ・ジャリガール
Credits
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 松井亜弥 Aya Matsui
Storyboard 小平麻紀 Maki Kodaira
Assistant director 小柴純弥 Junya Koshiba
Animation directors 伊藤典子 Noriko Ito
八田木瀧 Taki Yatagi
No additional credits are available at this time.

Tough Guy Trials! (Japanese: ちょーワルおやじはしまキング!? The Big Old Thug is an Island King!?) is the 74th episode of the Sun & Moon series, and the 1,013th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on May 10, 2018, in New Zealand on August 31, 2018, in Canada on September 29, 2018, and in the United States on October 13, 2018.

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Blurb

Ash can’t contain his excitement as he arrives on Ula’ula Island for his next grand trial. But Nanu, the island kahuna, has other ideas and leads Ash to believe someone else is the kahuna. To Nanu’s dismay, Acerola blows his cover and convinces him to grant Ash a “pre-trial” battle. Nanu is convinced Ash isn’t ready, and after his Krookodile soundly defeats Ash’s Lycanroc, he seems to prove his point. But Ash never gives up, and he vows to stay on the island and train hard for a rematch!

Plot

Ash and his Pokémon do some push-ups on their boat while they wait to arrive on Ula'ula Island. Rotom soon alerts Ash that their destination is up ahead. In a flashback, Ash recalls that Professor Kukui revealed to his students that he dreamed of opening the Alola Pokémon League and required their assistance to make it a reality. Both Ash and Kiawe had gotten fired up by the news and decided to take part in the League.

On the island, Jessie and Mimikyu admire their new Z-Ring, much to the disappointment of Meowth and James, who are eager to use it with Mareanie. Jessie's posing is interrupted by Mimikyu, who spots Ash and his Pokémon as they arrive on Ula'ula Island. Team Rocket realizes that Ash has traveled alone, and with their new Z-Crystals, they may very well defeat him in battle. Meanwhile, Bewear remains unaware that Team Rocket is away and has left their button-eyed robots back at the hideout.

Nanu walks sluggishly past the Po Town Police Office, yawns, and plans on taking a nap. He is soon confronted by Officer Jenny and Oricorio, who have come to check on him. Nanu denies that he was planning on taking a nap and turns back to the police station. Jenny salutes him as he returns to his hungry and meowing Alolan Meowth. He quickly feeds them, but his relaxation is again interrupted by a phone call from Giovanni. Giovanni admits that he was surprised to learn that Nanu became a police officer and an Island Kahuna, before asking him about the "Blinding One". He ignores Giovanni's query and hangs up after hearing someone calling for him from outside.

Nanu steps out of his office to see Ash smothered by his Alolan Meowth. Poipole shoots out some red sludge, though the Alolan Meowth respond by scratching it, which then turns into a full-blown melee. The find soon ends with Rotom scolding Poipole for sparking the fight, and Nanu comes to Ash's assistance, criticizing his conduct. Ash stands up immediately and greets Nanu, hoping that he is the Island Kahuna. Nanu attempts to lie to Ash, stating that the person Ash is looking for is one of his coworkers who is busy on patrol. Ash formally introduces himself, while Nanu admires his rare Poipole and Lycanroc. Poipole squirts some red sludge onto Nanu, though Ash has Poipole apologize for its actions. Nanu invites Ash into the police station so he could clean himself up. Upon seeing his Alolan Meowth hungry again, Nanu asks if Ash could feed and play with them while he waits for the Island Kahuna to arrive. Ash agrees, while Nanu leaves for someplace. While Ash is bitten and scratched, Rotom and his Pokémon, except for Torracat, enjoy the playtime and are left exhausted.

Acerola and her Mimikyu, Mimikins, enter the police station, looking for Nanu, though she instead finds Ash and his Pokémon. Ash explains that he was waiting for another officer to arrive, but Acerola laughs and reveals that her uncle Nanu is the only stationed officer. Rotom is sent into a spin after he tries to take pictures of Mimikins, but all of the photographs come out with an odd haze. Acerola reveals that Mimikins is an actual ghost, much to Ash and Rotom's surprise. Acerola escorts Ash to her workplace, the Malie City Library.

Poipole is enthralled by its book-filled surroundings, though it soon stops flying around to focus on a page that depicts Ultra Necrozma, with Lunala and Solgaleo standing on either side of it. Acerola explains the legend of the "Blinding One", a Pokémon said to shine brighter than anything else in the world. She details that when Alola had just formed, it was entirely dark, but the arrival of three Legendary Pokémon showered the area in light. As a result, the people of Alola were immensely grateful for the "Blinding One's" efforts and have continued to pass on the story throughout the generations. Acerola states that Nanu believes that the "Blinding One" may be an Ultra Beast. Team Rocket happens to overhear the conversation from outside and looks forward to revealing the new information to the Boss.

Sometime later, Ash is busy feeding Rowlet as his other Pokémon play with Mimikins, while Acerola is working at a kitchen bench. Ash tries to catch up with Nanu, but Acerola assures him that Nanu won't be there. She then reveals that she has taken his favorite play-toy, a kendama, as a hostage. Right on cue, Nanu walks through Acerola's door in search of the kendama, though he is initially startled to see Ash. Irritated that his cover was blown, Nanu ignores Ash's challenge. However, with Acerola's glare, Nanu concedes and decides to test Ash's skill in a pre-trial.

Acerola officiates the match, acting as a referee. Ash asks Nanu to give him a good fight, but he sighs and sends out his Krookodile, who immediately uses its Ability Intimidate on Ash's Lycanroc. Ash starts off the battle, having Lycanroc use Tackle, which Krookodile knocks back with its head. Krookodile continues to intimidate Lycanroc, who bares its teeth, which Nanu is glad to see. Lycanroc follows up with a Rock Throw, but Krookodile swats the attack away with its tail. Pikachu uses Iron Tail to stop the debris hitting Acerola. Lycanroc's Bite fails and Krookodile responds with a Sand Tomb, which traps its foe in shifting sands.

Krookodile lands several Mud-Slap attacks on Lycanroc, though its predicament only angers Lycanroc, whose eyes begin to glow red. Ash is immediately concerned by the change and remembers his battle against Gladion. Lycanroc suddenly leaps into the air and crunches down on Krookodile's arm. While Krookodile shakes it off, Lycanroc again bites down on its foe, but receives a hit to the face. Lycanroc continues to disobey Ash, while Nanu has Krookodile continue to face the enraged onslaught. Nanu finally responds, having Krookodile use Counter followed by Crunch, doing serious damage to Lycanroc. Acerola calls the match off as Ash makes his way to his injured Pokémon. Nanu tells Ash to return to Melemele Island, but Ash disagrees and vows to remain on Ula'ula Island to train for a rematch. Nanu shrugs and sighs as he walks off.

Meanwhile, Team Rocket reports their latest findings on the "Blinding One", though Matori informs them that the information was already known to Giovanni. Matori's dismissal and quick ending of the call sends Jessie into a tirade. James pitches in that they need to catch Pikachu, setting the trio's sights once again on their long-term target.

At Acerola's house, Ash notices Lycanroc is upset while the other Pokémon eat their food. Sitting beside it, Ash admits that he shares Lycanroc's sentiments, and affirms that there was nothing he or Lycanroc could do. He then asks Acerola for an ideal training location on Ula'ula Island. She responds that Tapu Bulu could help them train, and Rotom points out they met it once before. Ash is immediately excited by this, and offers Lycanroc a mountain of food in preparation for its intense training. In agreement, Lycanroc takes a large mouthful of food from Ash's hand.

Back at his office, Nanu plays with his kendama, which hypnotizes his Meowth, who watch on and trace his movements with their heads in amazement. Nanu stops fidgeting and grins as the sight of his entertained Pokémon.

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?: Oricorio (Baile Style)

Trivia

Errors

  • When Krookodile is called out, its left arm is missing.
  • When Rotom scans Krookodile, it says Krookodile is a Dark/Ground type, instead of a Ground/Dark type. This was fixed in the dub.
  • When Lycanroc uses Rock Throw, the fur on its right cheek is white instead of orange.
  • When Lycanroc is thrown in the air after getting hit by Krookodile's Counter, the claws on its front left paw are missing.
  • In the Polish dub, Rotom Dex states, that Krookodile can see the smallest prey in the midst of a snowstorm instead of sandstorm.

Dub edits

In other languages



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