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You're Being Watched! Rocket-dan's Alola Forms!!
|| May 19, 2019
| United States
|| Team Kato
|| 松井亜弥 Aya Matsui
|| 齋藤徳明 Tokuaki Saitō
| Assistant director
|| 飯村正之 Masayuki Iimura
| Animation directors
|| 八角彩香 Ayaka Yasumi
| Kプロ K-Pro
| No additional credits are available at this time.
(Japanese: 監視します！ロケット団アローラのすがた！！ You're Being Watched! Rocket-dan's Alola Forms!!) is the 122nd episode of the Sun & Moon series, and the 1,061st episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on May 19, 2019.
Bewear gathers an armful of Berries with Stufful as Team Rocket prepare to head off for another day of selling malasadas. A sudden alert from Rocket HQ stops the trio in their tracks. Matori appears on the monitor and instantly notices that the Rocket trio are behaving strangely. She delivers them a message directly from Giovanni – to send through all of the Pokémon they have caught in Alola to Rocket HQ. Jessie and her teammates scramble into damage control, and Meowth reveals that they promised Bewear to Matori and Giovanni sometime earlier. Matori's Alolan Meowth appears onscreen and orders the trio to stop crying and get on with the job, which only infuriates Meowth. Matori adds that Giovanni ordered that Bewear be brought in by any means, including by force, before signing off with “see you in Alola”. The Rocket trio realize that the task ahead of them is daunting and likely impossible given Bewear's strength.
Professor Kukui enters his classroom at the Pokémon School. He is particularly pleased to see all of his students now have Z-Rings on their wrists. Sophocles says that he has been studying how to operate the device, while Lillie hopes to perfect her Subzero Slammer technique. Mallow is still getting use to wearing a Z-Ring. Kukui declares that the three students should then use their school time to practice their Z-Move poses. Ash stands up in his seat and declares his excitement for the upcoming Alola League. Lana and Kiawe also share Ash’s sentiments and want to become stronger. Professor Kukui suggests the three should practice using the Z-Moves within their battle strategies. He adds that they have to consider which Z-Crystal, move combination, Pokémon selection and the timing if they wish to amplify the effectiveness of the powerful Z-Moves. With everyone on board, Kukui calls for everyone to join him in the schoolyard for some training.
The Rocket trio watch as Bewear returns to her den with some berries. Jessie and James prepare to call out their Pokémon. The trio are expressing some doubts on whether catching Bewear is the right thing to do. Jessie admits that they have been with Bewear for some time and suggests that she might be okay with being caught by them. Jessie takes aim and throws out a Poké Ball. However, Bewear expertly grabs the Poké Ball and crushes it between her paws. As Bewear leaves the den once again, Jessie and James declare that neither Bewear, nor Stufful or their own Pokémon would want to be transferred to Rocket HQ.
Matori and her Meowth suddenly arrive on the scene. She is instantly perplexed as Jessie's Mimikyu roams around freely and Stufful sits on the ground like a stuffed toy. However, Matori is startled by James's ghastly appearance after being suffocated by his own Mareanie. She hears a high-pitched scream in the distance and grins to her Meowth. Matori and the others rush over to watch Bewear as she re-plants an uprooted tree into the ground. She is instantly impressed by Bewear's physical prowess and orders the Rocket trio to hand her over immediately. Jessie, James and Meowth reply that they simply can't, but the vague excuse doesn't impress Matori who presses for answers. Jessie admits that she is planning on catching some other strong Pokémon for the boss with the help of Bewear's strength, and her teammates back up her story. Matori accepts their excuse before adding that she will keep an eye on the trio while they complete the task. Matori reiterates that if they fail, she will take Bewear to HQ. The fake story failed to bide the Rocket trio any time, but Jessie boasts that she is up to the challenge and exchanges a sharp stare with Matori.
The Rocket trio take Matori to the Pokémon School, where they explain that Ash's Meltan is a tiny, but powerful Pokémon that doesn't even appear in the Pokédex. They also declare that Lycanroc and Pikachu are also incredibly tough. Jessie and her teammates are left gobsmacked when they see that all of the children are currently practicing Z-Move poses. The thought of being blasted off is now a far easier thing to accomplish, which terrifies the trio. Matori and her Meowth call for calm, admitting that its looks to be only practice. Through her binoculars, Matori points out that Lillie and the others don't even have Z-Crystals in their Z-Rings. Matori declares that while the trio are simply Team Rocket Grunts, they need to remain level-headed and sharp at all times. Jessie apologizes, admitting that she her teammates are neither cool or collected. However their worst fears are soon confirmed when Ash has his Pikachu perform Corkscrew Crash on their hiding place, sending Matori and the Rocket trio blasting off.
While one plan is thwarted, Team Rocket remain determined to prove themselves and set their sights on another incredibly strong Pokémon, Grandpa Forest. James throws out handful of Haban Berries in a bid to attract Grandpa Forest out hiding. Soon enough, Grandpa Forest moves into sight and begins feasting on the bait. Matori and her Meowth watch on in curiousity, but they still have their doubts. Jessie calls out her Mimikyu, but it is disappointed not to be facing up against Pikachu and simply walks away. James calls on Mareanie, and she promptly leaps onto James's head to poison him. Jessie throws the Z-Ring to James, and he places the Darkinium Z onto it. Meowth and Jessie assist James in performing a group Z-pose. Mareanie soon charges with power and begins to unleash a Black Hole Eclipse. However, the arrival of Stufful stops Team Rocket, and soon Bewear swings in and collects everyone in her arms.
Back at her den, Bewear stares at Matori and her Meowth. The pair become terrified as Bewear looks to punch them out, but instead she delivers them a fist of honey each. The sweetness of the honey and gesture surprises Matori, and Meowth explains that Bewear simply wants to be a good host to her guests. Overnight, Bewear is out floating in a lake and staring at the moon while the Rocket trio and Stufful sleep soundly. However, Matori is still determined to fulfil her mission and goes onto snatch Stufful up. The slight disturbance wakes Meowth and Wobbuffet up, and they go onto inform Jessie and James of the quick grab. The Rocket trio are left conflicted as they wish to follow Giovanni's orders, but they truly value their friendship with Bewear. Jessie goes onto follow after Matori, and she strikes up a conversation as a delay tactic. Matori places Stufful down next to her Meowth as she attempts to dissuade any suspicions. Meanwhile James and Wobbuffet crawl their way over to rescue Stufful and make a quick swap with a decoy. Jessie waves off Matori, who grabs the decoy and rushes into her waiting aircraft bound for the Kanto region. Inside her ride, Matori peers at her catch, but she instead finds Meowth disguised as a Stufful. She grabs him and demands answers immediately. Matori's Meowth instantly goes on the attack, but the commotion alerts Bewear to the scene. Bewear lands on the helicopter's windscreen and crashes her way through to save Meowth from Matori. As Bewear leaps with Meowth to safety a large explosion occurs in the helicopter's tail.
The following day, the Rocket trio are enjoying the peace of their Alolan lifestyle, and lay outside the den with Bewear and Stufful. Meowth queries what happened to Matori and her crew, but the others genuinely don't know and neither care about giving it any thought. Suddenly a small Rocket robot rolls in to give them an update. Matori, with a bandaged arm and head, and her Meowth appear on the screen. However, the pair are instantly frightened when Bewear stares back at them. Bewear ends the transmission abruptly by crushing the robot with her paws.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
Who's That Pokémon?: Bewear (Japan)
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