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| Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone!
A Passionate Heart That Can Smash Even Rock! Lychee and Takeshi!!
|| January 6, 2019
| United States
|| April 10, 2019*|
April 27, 2019*
|| Team Kato
|| 関根アユミ Ayumi Sekine
|| 尼野浩正 Hiromasa Amano
| Assistant director
|| 中田誠 Makoto Nakata
| Animation directors
|| 一石小百合 Sayuri Ichiishi
| 竹内杏子 Takeuchi Kyoko
| No additional credits are available at this time.
Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone! (Japanese: 岩をも砕く熱きハート！ライチとタケシ！！ A Passionate Heart That Can Smash Even Rock! Lychee and Takeshi!!) is the 103rd episode of the Sun & Moon series, and the 1,042nd episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on January 6, 2019 and is scheduled to air in the United States on April 27, 2019.
Ash, his classmates, and his old friends Misty and Brock enjoy a picnic lunch, prepared by Brock, by the sea. Rotom updates its own data on cooking, while Mallow notes that she would be happy to add the recipes to Aina's Kitchen menu. Brock admits that Kiawe's family's cheese was the special ingredient. Kiawe explains that his family's cheese is the best on Akala Island. And with the mention of Akala, Brock explodes with enthusiasm and whips out his blue book, he then flips to his pages on Olivia. Lana frowns at Brock's handbook on women, while Misty admits he was intensely studying it while on the plane from Kanto. Brock begins to pack up the group's setup, he then declares that they'll visit Kiawe's farm and hopes to catch Olivia during the visit. Kiawe explains that Olivia travels a lot and may not be there, but Brock becomes hyped and suggests it will then be a fateful encounter. On the other hand, Sophocles is looking forward to another scoop of homemade Moomoo Milk ice cream. Misty asks how they will reach Akala Island, and with a smirk on his face Ash has an idea. The group set off for Akala Island on board their Ultra Guardian Ride Pokémon.
During the voyage Lana decides to call out Sandy and Popplio to enjoy a swim. As the two Pokémon play in the water, Psyduck makes one of its trademark uncalled appearances, but Misty quickly recalls it to its Poké Ball, as it can't swim. On a nearby island, Meowth spots the group traveling to Akala Island through his binoculars and quickly alerts Jessie. She declares that they must catch Pikachu for Giovanni, but Meowth explains that they still need to fix up their mecha. Jessie shouts at James and Wobbuffet to get the machine working faster.
Ash and his friends arrive at Kiawe's family farm, where Misty and Brock are immediately impressed by the farm's facility. They first admire some Miltank in the stables before venturing off to the Mudbray pen. Misty is surprised to see Mudbray eating mud before copping a face full of it. Brock laughs at her, before he also gets spat on by a Mudbray. Later, Ash and Kiawe start some farm work when Mimo offers everyone a cone of ice cream to enjoy. Misty takes one lick and is immediately impressed by its amazing flavor. Psyduck re-emerges from its Poké Ball, eager to try some of the ice cream. Misty offers it some on her finger, but Psyduck instead jumps up and takes the larger portion. Misty is immediately angry, and then calls Psyduck pathetic after it suffers a brain freeze.
The Miltank and Mudbray's cries alert Kiawe and the others to an intruder, a wild Kangaskhan. Rotom's Pokédex entry offers some insight into the Parent Pokémon's protective nature. As Kiawe is about to send out one of his Pokémon to fend off Kangaskhan, Brock alerts everyone to Kangaskhan's empty pouch. Sophocles is first to spot the baby Kangaskhan hiding behind its mother’s leg, though Brock notices it has a swollen leg. Brock steps forward, telling the others to stay back, as he goes to approach the Kangaskhan duo. He pulls out a Poké Ball and calls on his Comfey to assist. Ash is surprised to see that Brock now has a Comfey, and Brock explains that Nurse Joy gave it to him as a thank you for his earlier assistance. Brock continues to approach, and his calm tone and Comfey's moves help to calm the aggressive mother. Brock soon reaches the injured infant and goes on to treat her injured leg. With her leg now bandaged, the baby Kangaskhan promptly climbs into her mother's pouch. The Kangaskhan mother and baby then return to the wild. Just as everyone is admiring Brock's professionalism and skills as a Doctor, Brock's attention returns to meeting Olivia.
The group decide to ascend Wela Volcano in the hopes of meeting Olivia, but Brock is increasingly becoming frantic and emotional as the search goes on. Olivia soon spots the group and rushes towards them, tripping on a stone in the process. Brock reaches out for Olivia's hand and formally introduces himself to her and then proposes that they get married. As Brock explains that they're meeting was fate, Misty pulls him away by the ear and explains that Brock had actively searched for Olivia. Everyone continues to trek up the volcano, and Olivia explains that she has more important Island Kahuna duties to attend. Mallow requests a photo with the Island Kahuna and Olivia agrees. Everyone poses and Rotom takes the snapshot, but when Rotom reveals the photo, it also includes a familiar trio of Hikers. Olivia explains that the Hikers now patrol Wela Volcano Park, though have a bad habit of photobombing sightseers' holiday snaps. Brock looks over the photo and is irritated to notice that one of the Hikers' heads is covering up his face. The trio of Hikers soon leave the scene just as quickly as they arrived. As Brock enters an angry tirade, Kiawe tells Olivia that Brock is a battler and is the former Pewter City Gym Leader. Brock, with a glint in his eye, adds that he was a Rock-type specialist. Olivia is instantly interested and offers Brock a match, which he gladly accepts.
Brock sends out his faithful Sudowoodo to battle against Olivia's Lycanroc. Olivia makes the first move and has Lycanroc fire a Rock Slide. Sudowoodo swats the projectiles away with a Hammer Arm. Olivia is impressed by Brock's performance and has Lycanroc use Double Team followed by Accelerock. Sudowoodo uses Feint Attack to quickly locate the real Lycanroc amongst its duplicates and manages to land a blow. Lycanroc retaliates with Drill Run, but Sudowoodo is still standing. Olivia is astounded by Sudowoodo's resilience and asks Brock to show her more of his techniques.
Meanwhile, Team Rocket uses the opportunity to grab some of the group's Pokémon with their mecha's extendable Meowth-headed arms. Team Rocket launch into their motto and soon try to leave the area. However, Olivia's Lycarnoc hits the mecha with a Rock Slide from behind. Brock has Sudowoodo strike the robot with a Low Kick, immediately infuriating the Rocket trio. As Meowth attempts to fire a powerful beam from the mecha's head, Olivia prepares to use a Z-Move to deal with the troublemakers. Brock grabs a hold of Olivia’s hand, and together the pair pass on the Z-Power to Lycanroc to perform Continental Crush. The attack is unusually love heart-shaped, but Meowth manages to hold off the attack. Suddenly Stufful and its mother Bewear arrive on the scene. The distraction causes Meowth to lose focus and the mecha is slowly crushed by Continental Crush. The Pokémon are immediately freed, and Pikachu uses Iron Tail to free Ash and his friends. Eventually, the mecha explodes, but Bewear manages to rescue Team Rocket from another blast off and flees Wela Volcano.
Back on Melemele Island, Ash, his friends and Olivia join Professor Kukui and Professor Burnet to watch some fireworks. Misty and Brock thank Ash and declare their Alola vacation an unforgettable time. Ash declares that he will continue to study Pokémon in the hopes of achieving his dreams of becoming a Pokémon Master. Misty and Brock are not surprised by Ash's ambition, declaring they know each other too well after such a long time. Misty then declares her dream is to continue training Water Pokémon and to make Cerulean Gym the world's best Gym. Misty and Ash then agree to a Gym challenge the next time they meet. Brock, Misty, and Ash put their hands in a circle and lift them out in celebration.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
Who's That Pokémon?: Kangaskhan
- After the Hikers photobomb Rotom's group photo, the Poké Ball design on Ash's hat is missing.
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