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'''This Magik Moment!''' (Japanese: '''新番組!?小さなコイキングのメロディ''' ''A New Program!? Melody of the Small {{tt|Koiking|Magikarp}}'') is the 113th episode of the {{series|Sun & Moon}}, and the 1,052nd episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It first aired in Japan on March 17, 2019 and is scheduled to air in the United States on July 20, 2019.
 
'''This Magik Moment!''' (Japanese: '''新番組!?小さなコイキングのメロディ''' ''A New Program!? Melody of the Small {{tt|Koiking|Magikarp}}'') is the 113th episode of the {{series|Sun & Moon}}, and the 1,052nd episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It first aired in Japan on March 17, 2019 and is scheduled to air in the United States on July 20, 2019.
 
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<i>It’s televised turmoil when Ash and his friends visit the Alola TV studios to cheer on Sophocles as he competes in a quiz show. The real adventure begins after the show, however, when our heroes watch Karpy, a famous Magikarp actor, filming a scene! Unfortunately, there’s trouble on the set when Karpy begins struggling with its lines. Events get even more complicated when the stars of a superhero program can’t make it to the set. If only there were three girls around who could portray the Alola Idols in their absence…</i>
   
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
The television host announces the beginning of the Alola Pokémon Quiz, with the first to buzz in having the chance to answer the question. {{Ash}} and {{ashcl}} watch from the audience as {{an|Sophocles}} competes in the show. [[Kuwashi]] is also competing and quickly answers the first question correctly, being awarded with a {{wp|lei}} of flowers. Sophocles and Kuwashi prove to be an even match, both answering nine questions correctly. The host gives the final question for the preliminary round, and Sophocles eventually loses to Kuwashi.
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The television host announces the beginning of the Alola Pokémon Quiz, with the first to buzz in having the chance to answer the question. {{Ash}} and {{ashcl}} watch from the audience as {{an|Sophocles}} competes in the show. [[Noah]] is also competing and quickly answers the first question correctly, being awarded with a {{wp|lei}} of flowers. Sophocles and Noah prove to be an even match, both answering nine questions correctly. The host gives the final question for the preliminary round, and Sophocles eventually loses to Noah.
   
Backstage, the group comforts Sophocles and {{TP|Sophocles|Togedemaru}} after their loss. {{Rotom}} then notices [[George Charino]], the producer who works on the television series Alolan Detective Laki. Charino invites the group to see the filming of an upcoming drama, and they all agree. They walk outside and notice a gathering crowd up ahead. Sophocles and his friends make their way to the front of the crowd and are left speechless when they see Koi-chan. When Ash is confused, his classmates explain that Koi-chan is a child actor prodigy famous for the hit TV show "A Tiny Koiking's Melody". Rotom takes some photos before Koi-chan's {{OBP|manager|SM113}} orders him off the set. The TV crew begins shooting a scene of Koi-chan's {{p|Yungoos}} friend leaving, but Koi-chan's voice suddenly becomes too hoarse, and its body eventually starts glowing, prompting Koi-chan's manager to take it off the set for a rest.
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Backstage, the group comforts Sophocles and {{TP|Sophocles|Togedemaru}} after their loss. {{Rotom}} then notices [[George Charino]], the producer who works on the television series Alolan Detective Laki. Charino invites the group to see the filming of an upcoming drama, and they all agree. They walk outside and notice a gathering crowd up ahead. Sophocles and his friends make their way to the front of the crowd and are left speechless when they see Karpy. When Ash is confused, his classmates explain that Karpy is a child actor prodigy famous for the hit TV show "Little Magikarp's Melody". Rotom takes some photos before Karpy's {{OBP|manager|SM113}} orders him off the set. The TV crew begins shooting a scene of Karpy's {{p|Yungoos}} friend leaving, but Karpy's voice suddenly becomes too hoarse, and its body eventually starts glowing, prompting Karpy's manager to take it off the set for a rest.
   
When George is about to leave for a shoot, [[Rinka and Kenichi]] run up and inform him that the lead actors for "ThreeDri" cannot show up to set because of a {{m|Blizzard}} whipped up by a {{p|Froslass}} and {{p|Abomasnow}}, which is preventing the actors' plane from leaving the [[Sinnoh]] [[region]]. George then spots {{an|Lana}}, {{an|Lillie}}, and {{an|Mallow}}; and decides that they will star in the show alongside their Pokémon. They all agree, though Lillie is worried about her limited acting experience. George takes the three girls over to the studio for their rehearsals. Meanwhile, the manager returns Koi-chan to the set and filming resumes. The scene initially goes well, but Koi-chan suddenly begins glowing again and then [[Evolution|evolves]] into a {{p|Gyarados}}. The manager approaches Koi-chan and tries to calm it, but it flees with the manager, Ash, and his remaining friends in pursuit.
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When George is about to leave for a shoot, [[Rinka and Kenichi]] run up and inform him that the lead actors from "Fresh-Tree" cannot show up to set because of a {{m|Blizzard}} whipped up by a {{p|Froslass}} and {{p|Abomasnow}}, which is preventing the actors' plane from leaving the [[Sinnoh]] [[region]]. George then spots {{an|Lana}}, {{an|Lillie}}, and {{an|Mallow}}; and decides that they will star in the show alongside their Pokémon. They all agree, though Lillie is worried about her limited acting experience. George takes the three girls over to the studio for their rehearsals. Meanwhile, the manager returns Karpy to the set and filming resumes. The scene initially goes well, but Karpy suddenly begins glowing again and then [[Evolution|evolves]] into a {{p|Gyarados}}. The manager approaches Karpy and tries to calm it, but it flees with the manager, Ash, and his remaining friends in pursuit.
   
Elsewhere, {{MTR}} and [[James]] prepares [[Jessie]], as her alter ego Musabarbara, for an upcoming audition of a drama commemorating the 55th anniversary of Alola TV. In a rehearsal studio nearby, George tells the girls about their starring roles in "ThreeDri", short for "The Sparkling Trio is Alola DrinKyun", in which three girls protect the peace of Alola and use a drink to transform into their superhero selves. He then hands each of them a script, but the trio bungles the superheroes' main catchphrase. George assures them that they did well, and with a little more practice, they will perform better.
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Elsewhere, {{MTR}} and [[James]] prepares [[Jessie]], as her alter ego Jessa-Bergère, for an upcoming audition of a drama commemorating the 55th anniversary of [[Alola TV]]. In a rehearsal studio nearby, George tells the girls about their starring roles in "Thirst-Three", short for "The Refreshing Trio: Alola Idols", in which three girls protect the peace of Alola and use their favorite drinks to transform into their superhero selves. He then hands each of them a script, but the trio bungles the superheroes' main catchphrase. George assures them that they did well, and with a little more practice, they will perform better.
   
Koi-chan continues its rampage. Ash confronts the Manager with some questions, and she admits that she did notice that Koi-chan's whiskers appeared to be longer recently. Koi-chan charges through {{al|Anna}}'s latest shoot, leaving her in a cloud of dust, before entering the Alola TV studio building. Koi-chan crashes through the filming of an Alola Pokémon Quiz final round episode and interrupts the girls' "ThreeDri" rehearsals. Koi-chan spots George and instantly begins flailing around, and George then realizes that the Gyarados is actually Koi-chan. George calmly parts Koi-chan on its head, and reassures it that everything should be fine. He announces that there is still some time for filming and asks for everyone's assistance. George's ingenuity is later showcased in the latest episode of "The Sparkling Trio is Alola DrinKyun".
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As Karpy continues its rampage, Ash confronts the manager with some questions, and she admits that she did notice that Karpy's whiskers appeared to be longer recently. Karpy charges through {{al|Anna}}'s latest shoot, leaving her in a cloud of dust, before entering the Alola TV studio building. Karpy crashes through the filming of an Alola Pokémon Quiz final round episode and interrupts the girls' "Thirst-Three" rehearsals. Karpy spots George and instantly begins flailing around, and George then realizes that the Gyarados is actually Karpy. George calmly pats Karpy on its head, and reassures it that everything should be fine. He announces that there is still some time for filming and asks for everyone's assistance. George's ingenuity is later showcased in the latest episode of "The Refreshing Trio: Alola Idols".
   
Later, Ash and his classmates have gather at {{an|Professor Kukui}}'s home to watch Lillie, Lana and Mallow's acting debuts in "The Sparkling Trio is Alola DrinKyun". The episode begins with Mallow rushing to her two friends, played by Lillie and Lana, where the trio are going to be late for class. The three girls notice holes in the main path way when suddenly the Gyarados Devil, played by Koi-chan, crashes down in front of them. Gyarados Devil roars at the trio, so the girls decide to take action. Mallow calls over their companions, and soon [[Sandy]], {{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Shaymin}}, and [[Snowy]] appear carrying drinks for the trio. The girls promptly take a sip and transform into their DrinKyum alter egos in a dazzling display of lights and sparkles. Mallow becomes the pink Tea DrinKyum, Lillie transforms into the blue dress wearing Soda DrinKyum and Lana takes the role of the citrus yellow Juice DrinKyun. The three DrinKyun heroes go on to defeat Gyarados Devil with a powerful rainbow-beamed Alola Salute Sunday Sunrise attack. The episode ends with the superheroes posing while the narrator asks if they will be able to make it to class on time. Ash and the other boys are impressed by their friends' performances and congratulate the girls on their great acting.
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Later, Ash and his classmates gather at {{an|Professor Kukui}}'s home to watch Lillie, Lana, and Mallow's acting debuts in "The Refreshing Trio: Alola Idols". The episode begins with Mallow rushing to her two friends, played by Lillie and Lana, where the trio is going to be late for class. The three girls notice holes in the main pathway when suddenly, an angry Gyarados, played by Karpy, crashes down in front of them. Gyarados roars at the trio, so the girls decide to take action. Mallow calls over their companions, and [[Sandy]], {{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Shaymin}}, and [[Snowy]] appear carrying drinks for the trio. The girls promptly take a sip and transform into their Alola Refreshing Trio alter-egos in a dazzling display of lights and sparkles, with Mallow wearing pink, Lillie blue, and Lana yellow. The three heroes go on to defeat Gyarados with a powerful rainbow-beamed "Alola, thank you sundae sunrise" attack. The episode ends with the superheroes posing while the narrator asks if they will be able to make it to class on time.
   
Meanwhile, George proudly announces that Koi-chan will still have a future in TV as a villain star. He and the Manager watch the ongoing filming where Team Rocket are fleeing from a rampaging three-headed Gyarados monster. Jessie is annoyed that her Alola debut is so demanding, but Meowth is quick to remind her that she said she was prepared to do anything during her audition. James then questions why he and the others are in the film.
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Ash and the other boys are impressed by their friends' performances and congratulate the girls on their great acting. Meanwhile, George announces that Karpy will still have a future in TV as a villain. He and the manager watch as Team Rocket film a scene in which they are fleeing from a rampaging three-headed Gyarados monster. Jessie is annoyed that her Alola debut is so demanding, but Meowth reminds her that she said she was prepared to do anything during her audition. James then questions why he and the others are in the film.
   
 
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* {{al|Anna}}
 
* {{al|Anna}}
 
* [[George Charino]]
 
* [[George Charino]]
* [[Kuwashi]]
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* [[Rinka and Kenichi]]
 
* {{OBP|Manager|SM113}}
 
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* Film crew
 
* Film crew
 
* Alola TV security guard
 
* Alola TV security guard
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===Pokémon===
 
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[[Who's That Pokémon?]]: {{p|Magikarp}} ''(US and international)'', {{p|Magikarp}} (Karpy) ''(Japan)''
 
* {{p|Pikachu}} ({{OP|Ash|Pikachu}})
 
* {{p|Pikachu}} ({{OP|Ash|Pikachu}})
 
* {{p|Meowth}} ({{TRM}})
 
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* {{p|Tsareena}} ({{OP|Mallow|Tsareena}}; flashback)
 
* {{p|Tsareena}} ({{OP|Mallow|Tsareena}}; flashback)
 
* {{p|Smeargle}} ([[Laki]]'s; flashback; pictures)
 
* {{p|Smeargle}} ([[Laki]]'s; flashback; pictures)
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* {{p|Pikipek}} ([[Noah]]'s)
 
* {{p|Muk}} (Trainer's; [[Regional variant|Alola Form]])
 
* {{p|Muk}} (Trainer's; [[Regional variant|Alola Form]])
 
* {{p|Crabrawler}} (Trainer's)
 
* {{p|Crabrawler}} (Trainer's)
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* {{p|Makuhita}} (Trainer's)
 
* {{p|Makuhita}} (Trainer's)
 
* {{p|Shaymin}} ({{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Shaymin|anime}})
 
* {{p|Shaymin}} ({{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Shaymin|anime}})
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* {{p|Magikarp}} (Karpy; evolves)
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* {{p|Gyarados}} (Karpy; newly evolved)
 
* {{p|Machamp}}
 
* {{p|Machamp}}
 
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* {{p|Comfey}}
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** Choices: {{pkmn|Paradise Resort}}, [[Paniola Ranch|Kiawe's family ranch]], TV station, [[Poipole's world]]
 
** Choices: {{pkmn|Paradise Resort}}, [[Paniola Ranch|Kiawe's family ranch]], TV station, [[Poipole's world]]
 
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** Answer: TV station
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* The English dub was released on the [[iTunes Store]] on June 30, 2019, on [[Amazon Video]] on July 1, 2019, on [[Google Play]] on July 9, 2019, 20, 19, and 11 days before the episode aired in {{pmin|the United States}}, respectively.
 
* The Japanese title of the episode is a reference to the Japanese title of the 1971 British film ''{{wp|Melody (1971 film)|Melody}}'', which was a huge hit in Japan.
 
* The Japanese title of the episode is a reference to the Japanese title of the 1971 British film ''{{wp|Melody (1971 film)|Melody}}'', which was a huge hit in Japan.
* The episode number on the clapperboard seen during the filming of (Japanese '''小さなコイキングのメロディ''' ''The Small {{tt|Koiking|Magikarp}}'s Melody'') is "#113", referencing this episode's number.
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* The episode number on the clapperboard seen during the filming of Little Magikarp's Melody is "#113", referencing this episode's number.
* This episode marks the first appearance of a {{p|Hitmonchan}} in the {{pkmn|anime}} since its cameo in ''[[DP051|Glory Blaze!]]'', 535 episodes earlier.
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* This episode marks the first appearance of a number of Pokémon species in the main series after long absences:
* (Japanese: '''サンサン三人はアローラドリンキュン''' ''SanSan Trio Alola DrinKyun''), the show {{an|Mallow}}, Lana, and {{an|Lillie}} appear in, takes cues from magical girl anime and manga, such as the ''{{wp|Sailor Moon}}'' and ''{{wp|Pretty Cure}}'' franchises.
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** {{p|Hitmonchan}}, who last appeared in ''[[DP051|Glory Blaze!]]'', 535 episodes earlier.
** The motifs of the DrinKyun girls in their transformed personas appear to be based on [[Pokémon Center Café|Roserade Tea]], [[Soda Pop]], and Pinap Juice.
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** {{p|Hitmonlee}}, who last appeared in ''[[DP184|Casting a Paul on Barry!]]'', 402 episodes earlier.
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** {{p|Froslass}}, who last appeared in ''[[DP187|A Real Rival Rouser!]]'', 399 episodes earlier.
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* Refreshing Trio: Alola Idols, the show {{an|Mallow}}, Lana, and {{an|Lillie}} appear in, takes cues from {{wp|magical girl}} anime and manga, such as the ''{{wp|Sailor Moon}}'' and ''{{wp|Pretty Cure}}'' franchises.
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** The motifs of the Thirst-Three girls in their transformed personas appear to be based on [[Pokémon Center Café|Roserade Tea]], [[Soda Pop]], and Pinap Juice.
 
* The [[Your Adventure|opening animation]] is updated to include [[Ash's Meltan]].
 
* The [[Your Adventure|opening animation]] is updated to include [[Ash's Meltan]].
 
* The man surrounded by {{type|Fighting}} Pokémon and wearing a yellow jumpsuit is a reference to actor {{wp|Bruce Lee}} and the jumpsuit he wore in the incomplete martial arts film ''{{wp|Game of Death}}''.
 
* The man surrounded by {{type|Fighting}} Pokémon and wearing a yellow jumpsuit is a reference to actor {{wp|Bruce Lee}} and the jumpsuit he wore in the incomplete martial arts film ''{{wp|Game of Death}}''.
* When being proposed a role in a TV show, Lillie references her role in the school play from ''[[SM093|Lillier and the Staff!]]''. [[Jessie]] also uses her alias (Japanese: '''ムサバーバラ''' ''Musabarbara'') from the same episode.
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* When being proposed a role in a TV show, Lillie references her role in the school play from ''[[SM093|Lillier and the Staff!]]''. [[Jessie]] also uses her alias "Jessa-Bergère" (Japanese: '''ムサバーバラ''' ''Musabarbara'') from the same episode.
 
* When Jessie is summoned for her auditions, she is referred to as "number 634". Using a type of Japanese wordplay called {{wp|Goroawase}}, these numbers can be read as "mu-sa-shi", spelling out Jessie's Japanese name. A similar wordplay was used in ''[[EP056|The Ultimate Test]]''.
 
* When Jessie is summoned for her auditions, she is referred to as "number 634". Using a type of Japanese wordplay called {{wp|Goroawase}}, these numbers can be read as "mu-sa-shi", spelling out Jessie's Japanese name. A similar wordplay was used in ''[[EP056|The Ultimate Test]]''.
* The [[Alola TV Station]]'s 55th anniversary is a reference to [[TV Tokyo]]'s 55th anniversary.
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* [[Alola TV]] celebrating its 55th anniversary is a reference to [[TV Tokyo]]'s own 55th anniversary.
 
* Jessie, [[James]], {{MTR}}, and {{TP|Jessie|Wobbuffet}} narrate the preview for the [[SM114|next episode]].
 
* Jessie, [[James]], {{MTR}}, and {{TP|Jessie|Wobbuffet}} narrate the preview for the [[SM114|next episode]].
 
* The English dub title is a reference to the song {{wp|This Magic Moment}}.
 
* The English dub title is a reference to the song {{wp|This Magic Moment}}.
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Latest revision as of 15:47, 15 July 2019

SM112 : Got Meltan?
Sun & Moon series
SM114 : Beauty is Only Crystal Deep!
This Magik Moment!
SM113.png
SM113   EP1052
新番組!?小さなコイキングのメロディ
A New Program!? Melody of the Small Koiking
First broadcast
Japan March 17, 2019
United States June 30, 2019*
July 1, 2019*
July 9, 2019*
July 20, 2019*
English themes
Opening The Challenge of Life
Ending
Japanese themes
Opening キミの冒険
Ending 心のノート
Credits
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 平出尚人 Naoto Hiraide
Storyboard 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Assistant director 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Animation directors 岩根雅明 Masaaki Iwane
志村泉 Izumi Shimura
No additional credits are available at this time.

This Magik Moment! (Japanese: 新番組!?小さなコイキングのメロディ A New Program!? Melody of the Small Koiking) is the 113th episode of the Sun & Moon series, and the 1,052nd episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on March 17, 2019 and is scheduled to air in the United States on July 20, 2019.

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

Blurb

It’s televised turmoil when Ash and his friends visit the Alola TV studios to cheer on Sophocles as he competes in a quiz show. The real adventure begins after the show, however, when our heroes watch Karpy, a famous Magikarp actor, filming a scene! Unfortunately, there’s trouble on the set when Karpy begins struggling with its lines. Events get even more complicated when the stars of a superhero program can’t make it to the set. If only there were three girls around who could portray the Alola Idols in their absence…

Plot

The television host announces the beginning of the Alola Pokémon Quiz, with the first to buzz in having the chance to answer the question. Ash and his classmates watch from the audience as Sophocles competes in the show. Noah is also competing and quickly answers the first question correctly, being awarded with a lei of flowers. Sophocles and Noah prove to be an even match, both answering nine questions correctly. The host gives the final question for the preliminary round, and Sophocles eventually loses to Noah.

Backstage, the group comforts Sophocles and Togedemaru after their loss. Rotom then notices George Charino, the producer who works on the television series Alolan Detective Laki. Charino invites the group to see the filming of an upcoming drama, and they all agree. They walk outside and notice a gathering crowd up ahead. Sophocles and his friends make their way to the front of the crowd and are left speechless when they see Karpy. When Ash is confused, his classmates explain that Karpy is a child actor prodigy famous for the hit TV show "Little Magikarp's Melody". Rotom takes some photos before Karpy's manager orders him off the set. The TV crew begins shooting a scene of Karpy's Yungoos friend leaving, but Karpy's voice suddenly becomes too hoarse, and its body eventually starts glowing, prompting Karpy's manager to take it off the set for a rest.

When George is about to leave for a shoot, Rinka and Kenichi run up and inform him that the lead actors from "Fresh-Tree" cannot show up to set because of a Blizzard whipped up by a Froslass and Abomasnow, which is preventing the actors' plane from leaving the Sinnoh region. George then spots Lana, Lillie, and Mallow; and decides that they will star in the show alongside their Pokémon. They all agree, though Lillie is worried about her limited acting experience. George takes the three girls over to the studio for their rehearsals. Meanwhile, the manager returns Karpy to the set and filming resumes. The scene initially goes well, but Karpy suddenly begins glowing again and then evolves into a Gyarados. The manager approaches Karpy and tries to calm it, but it flees with the manager, Ash, and his remaining friends in pursuit.

Elsewhere, Meowth and James prepares Jessie, as her alter ego Jessa-Bergère, for an upcoming audition of a drama commemorating the 55th anniversary of Alola TV. In a rehearsal studio nearby, George tells the girls about their starring roles in "Thirst-Three", short for "The Refreshing Trio: Alola Idols", in which three girls protect the peace of Alola and use their favorite drinks to transform into their superhero selves. He then hands each of them a script, but the trio bungles the superheroes' main catchphrase. George assures them that they did well, and with a little more practice, they will perform better.

As Karpy continues its rampage, Ash confronts the manager with some questions, and she admits that she did notice that Karpy's whiskers appeared to be longer recently. Karpy charges through Anna's latest shoot, leaving her in a cloud of dust, before entering the Alola TV studio building. Karpy crashes through the filming of an Alola Pokémon Quiz final round episode and interrupts the girls' "Thirst-Three" rehearsals. Karpy spots George and instantly begins flailing around, and George then realizes that the Gyarados is actually Karpy. George calmly pats Karpy on its head, and reassures it that everything should be fine. He announces that there is still some time for filming and asks for everyone's assistance. George's ingenuity is later showcased in the latest episode of "The Refreshing Trio: Alola Idols".

Later, Ash and his classmates gather at Professor Kukui's home to watch Lillie, Lana, and Mallow's acting debuts in "The Refreshing Trio: Alola Idols". The episode begins with Mallow rushing to her two friends, played by Lillie and Lana, where the trio is going to be late for class. The three girls notice holes in the main pathway when suddenly, an angry Gyarados, played by Karpy, crashes down in front of them. Gyarados roars at the trio, so the girls decide to take action. Mallow calls over their companions, and Sandy, Shaymin, and Snowy appear carrying drinks for the trio. The girls promptly take a sip and transform into their Alola Refreshing Trio alter-egos in a dazzling display of lights and sparkles, with Mallow wearing pink, Lillie blue, and Lana yellow. The three heroes go on to defeat Gyarados with a powerful rainbow-beamed "Alola, thank you sundae sunrise" attack. The episode ends with the superheroes posing while the narrator asks if they will be able to make it to class on time.

Ash and the other boys are impressed by their friends' performances and congratulate the girls on their great acting. Meanwhile, George announces that Karpy will still have a future in TV as a villain. He and the manager watch as Team Rocket film a scene in which they are fleeing from a rampaging three-headed Gyarados monster. Jessie is annoyed that her Alola debut is so demanding, but Meowth reminds her that she said she was prepared to do anything during her audition. James then questions why he and the others are in the film.

Major events

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

Debuts

Pokémon debuts

Characters

Humans

Dare da?

Pokémon

Who's That Pokémon?: Magikarp (US and international), Magikarp (Karpy) (Japan)

Trivia

The Bruce Lee reference

Errors

Dub edits

In other languages



SM112 : Got Meltan?
Sun & Moon series
SM114 : Beauty is Only Crystal Deep!
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