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[[File:SM series logo.png|thumb|Japanese logo for ''Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon'']]
 
[[File:SM series logo.png|thumb|Japanese logo for ''Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon'']]
   
'''''Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon''''' (Japanese: '''ポケットモンスター サン{{tt|&|アンド}}ムーン''' ''Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon''), referred to by fans as the '''''Sun & Moon'' series''', is the sixth [[series]] of the [[Pokémon anime]] and is based on the events of the [[Generation VII]] [[core series]] [[Pokémon games]]. It follows the {{series|XY}}. It premiered on November 17, 2016 in Japan and on May 12, 2017 in the United States, although the first two episodes aired as a sneak peek in {{pmin|the United States}} on December 5, 2016.
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'''''Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon''''' (Japanese: '''ポケットモンスター サン{{tt|&|アンド}}ムーン''' ''Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon''), referred to by fans as the '''''Sun & Moon'' series''', is the sixth [[series]] of the [[Pokémon anime]] and is based on the events of the [[Generation VII]] [[core series]] [[Pokémon games]]. It follows the {{series|XY}} and will be succeeded by the [[new series]]. It premiered on November 17, 2016 in Japan and on May 12, 2017 in the United States, although the first two episodes aired as a sneak peek in {{pmin|the United States}} on December 5, 2016.
   
 
[[Ash Ketchum]] heads off to a new region, [[Alola]], wearing a new set of clothes with his partner {{AP|Pikachu}}. Unlike the five previous series, however, Ash doesn't travel through the region. Instead, he becomes a student at the [[Pokémon School]] on [[Melemele Island]], where he meets his new {{ashfr|classmates}} {{an|Lana}}, {{an|Lillie}}, {{an|Mallow}}, {{an|Sophocles}}, and {{an|Kiawe}}. Ash receives a [[Z-Ring]] and takes on the [[island challenge]] to get new [[Z-Crystal]]s and qualify as a [[Z-Move]] user. The ''Sun & Moon'' series is notable for Ash's friends not being present in every episode. Also, characters are usually seen keeping their Pokémon [[Walking Pokémon|out of their Poké Balls]] in this series.
 
[[Ash Ketchum]] heads off to a new region, [[Alola]], wearing a new set of clothes with his partner {{AP|Pikachu}}. Unlike the five previous series, however, Ash doesn't travel through the region. Instead, he becomes a student at the [[Pokémon School]] on [[Melemele Island]], where he meets his new {{ashfr|classmates}} {{an|Lana}}, {{an|Lillie}}, {{an|Mallow}}, {{an|Sophocles}}, and {{an|Kiawe}}. Ash receives a [[Z-Ring]] and takes on the [[island challenge]] to get new [[Z-Crystal]]s and qualify as a [[Z-Move]] user. The ''Sun & Moon'' series is notable for Ash's friends not being present in every episode. Also, characters are usually seen keeping their Pokémon [[Walking Pokémon|out of their Poké Balls]] in this series.
   
A new art style is implemented for the third series in a row, this time more drastically than the series that preceded it. With this new style, characters are drawn with a much more exaggerated, rounded, "cartoony" style.
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A new art style is implemented for the third series in a row, this time more drastically than the series that preceded it. With this new style, characters are drawn with a much more exaggerated, rounded, "cartoony" style. Despite the new style, ''Sun & Moon'' took a more mature approach to storytelling. The subject of death was dealt with directly, with some Pokémon being seen dying, as well as showing a main character dealing with the death of a parent (as opposed to the usual instance of absent parents almost never being mentioned). The show also had a large reduction in the amount of "[[Character of the day|characters of the day]]", with many reappearing after their debuts.
   
 
Episodes in the ''Sun & Moon'' series are numbered with {{bp|epicode|the prefix}} '''SM''' on [[Bulbapedia]]. For a complete episode listing, see the [[List of Sun & Moon series episodes|list of ''Sun & Moon'' series episodes]].
 
Episodes in the ''Sun & Moon'' series are numbered with {{bp|epicode|the prefix}} '''SM''' on [[Bulbapedia]]. For a complete episode listing, see the [[List of Sun & Moon series episodes|list of ''Sun & Moon'' series episodes]].
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* ''[[M20|Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!]]''
 
* ''[[M20|Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!]]''
 
* ''[[M21|Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us]]''
 
* ''[[M21|Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us]]''
* [[M22]]
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* ''[[M22|Pokémon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution]]''
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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SM key visual 4.png|First version of the fourth Japanese poster
 
SM key visual 4.png|First version of the fourth Japanese poster
 
SM key visual 4 v2.png|Second version of the fourth Japanese poster
 
SM key visual 4 v2.png|Second version of the fourth Japanese poster
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SM key visual 5.png|Fifth Japanese poster
 
SM series poster Asia.png|Pokémon Asia poster
 
SM series poster Asia.png|Pokémon Asia poster
 
Pokémon the Series Sun Moon Google Play volume.jpg|English poster for Pokémon the Series: Sun and Moon (Google Play)
 
Pokémon the Series Sun Moon Google Play volume.jpg|English poster for Pokémon the Series: Sun and Moon (Google Play)
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
* This is the only series in which:
 
* This is the only series in which:
** {{DL|List of clothing in the anime|Ash|Ash's outfit}} doesn't consist of a jacket or hoodie, jeans, or gloves.
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** {{DL|List of clothing in the anime|Ash|Ash's outfit}} doesn't consist of a jacket, hoodie, or gloves.
 
** Ash doesn't challenge [[Gym]]s for [[Badge]]s.
 
** Ash doesn't challenge [[Gym]]s for [[Badge]]s.
 
** Ash doesn't have a [[Gym Leader]] as a {{ashfr|traveling companion}}.
 
** Ash doesn't have a [[Gym Leader]] as a {{ashfr|traveling companion}}.
 
** Ash keeps his [[Pokédex]] outside of his pocket.
 
** Ash keeps his [[Pokédex]] outside of his pocket.
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<!-- ** Ash doesn't catch the regional {{2t|Normal|Flying}} bird Pokémon or a {{type|Water}} Pokémon. -->
 
** Not all of Ash's friends appear in every episode despite being a main character.
 
** Not all of Ash's friends appear in every episode despite being a main character.
 
** All of Ash's friends own a walking Pokémon.
 
** All of Ash's friends own a walking Pokémon.
 
** Ash does not catch all of his [[starter Pokémon]] consecutively (of the series in which he catches more than one).
 
** Ash does not catch all of his [[starter Pokémon]] consecutively (of the series in which he catches more than one).
** [[Nurse Joy]] and [[Officer Jenny]] are not distributed by city. There is only one Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny per island.
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** [[Nurse Joy]] and [[Officer Jenny]] are not distributed by city, with only one Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny per island instead.
 
** None of its {{pkmn|movie}}s ([[M20]], [[M21]], and [[M22]]) take place in the same timeline or region as that of the {{pkmn|anime}}, or introduce any Pokémon from a future [[generation]].
 
** None of its {{pkmn|movie}}s ([[M20]], [[M21]], and [[M22]]) take place in the same timeline or region as that of the {{pkmn|anime}}, or introduce any Pokémon from a future [[generation]].
 
** Other main characters besides Ash, members of a [[villainous teams|villainous team]], and a [[Pokémon Professor]] participate as competitors in a regional {{pkmn|League Conference}}.
 
** Other main characters besides Ash, members of a [[villainous teams|villainous team]], and a [[Pokémon Professor]] participate as competitors in a regional {{pkmn|League Conference}}.
** Every Pokémon introduced in the concurrent generation has made an appearance in the region they were introduced in the main series.
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** Ash is the winner of a {{pkmn|League Conference}}.
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** Every Pokémon introduced in the concurrent generation has made an appearance in the series they were introduced in the main series of the {{pkmn|anime}}.
 
* Out of all the series, this has the most:
 
* Out of all the series, this has the most:
 
** Human protagonists, with a total of six.
 
** Human protagonists, with a total of six.
 
** Walking Pokémon, with a total of eight.
 
** Walking Pokémon, with a total of eight.
 
** [[Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime‎|Recurring wild Pokémon‎]], with a total of at least 28.
 
** [[Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime‎|Recurring wild Pokémon‎]], with a total of at least 28.
* This series marks the first time when Ash has returned to [[Kanto]] in the middle of a regional {{pkmn|journey}}.
 
 
* This is the first series:
 
* This is the first series:
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** Where Ash has returned to [[Kanto]] in the middle of a regional {{pkmn|journey}}.
 
** To feature in-person appearances by {{an|Misty}} and {{an|Jigglypuff}} since the {{series|Advanced Generation}}, and {{an|Brock}} since the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}}.
 
** To feature in-person appearances by {{an|Misty}} and {{an|Jigglypuff}} since the {{series|Advanced Generation}}, and {{an|Brock}} since the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}}.
** Since the {{series2|original}} to have an [[SM064|episode]] [[Banned episodes|banned]] in the English dub.
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** To have [[SM064|an episode]] [[Banned episodes|banned]] in the English dub since the {{series2|original}}.
** To contain more episodes than the previous series, surpassing the XY Series' total episode count of 140 episodes.
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** To contain more episodes than the previous series.
 
** In which a {{TP|Lana|starter Pokémon|Primarina}} owned by one of {{an|Lana|Ash's friends}} fully evolves before any of the starter Pokémon owned by Ash from the same [[region]].
 
** In which a {{TP|Lana|starter Pokémon|Primarina}} owned by one of {{an|Lana|Ash's friends}} fully evolves before any of the starter Pokémon owned by Ash from the same [[region]].
* Like in the ''Advanced Generation'' series, one of Misty's reappearance arcs takes place in [[Kanto]] and one in the region that is the series' current setting.
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* This is the last series:
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** To feature [[Unshō Ishizuka]] prior to his death in August 2018.
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** To have [[Shinji Miyazaki]] as the composer for the background music.
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* Like the ''Advanced Generation'' series, one of Misty's reappearance arcs takes place in [[Kanto]] and one in the region that is the series' current setting.
 
* Two of Ash's Pokémon captures in this series marked three notable firsts for his team (not counting temporary captures):
 
* Two of Ash's Pokémon captures in this series marked three notable firsts for his team (not counting temporary captures):
 
** He caught his first [[gender]]less Pokémon with his {{AP|Poipole}}.
 
** He caught his first [[gender]]less Pokémon with his {{AP|Poipole}}.
 
** He caught his first {{type|Steel}} Pokémon with his {{AP|Meltan}}.
 
** He caught his first {{type|Steel}} Pokémon with his {{AP|Meltan}}.
 
** He caught his first [[Mythical Pokémon]], also his Meltan.
 
** He caught his first [[Mythical Pokémon]], also his Meltan.
* This is the last series to:
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* Ash took longer to catch a full team of six Pokémon in this series than any other. He caught his sixth Pokémon when his previously released {{AP|Naganadel}}, then a {{p|Poipole}}, rejoined his team in [[SM141]].
** Feature [[Unshō Ishizuka]] prior to his death in August 2018.
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* This is the last series to air in the {{wp|Heisei}} period, and the first series to air in the {{wp|Reiwa}} period.
** Air in the {{wp|Heisei}} period, and the first series to air in the {{wp|Reiwa}} period.
 
   
 
==In other languages==
 
==In other languages==

Latest revision as of 02:37, 15 October 2019

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This article is about the sixth series of the anime. For the series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, see Pokémon Trading Card Game → Sun & Moon Series. For other uses, see Sun and Moon.

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Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon (Japanese: ポケットモンスター サンムーン Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon), referred to by fans as the Sun & Moon series, is the sixth series of the Pokémon anime and is based on the events of the Generation VII core series Pokémon games. It follows the XY series and will be succeeded by the new series. It premiered on November 17, 2016 in Japan and on May 12, 2017 in the United States, although the first two episodes aired as a sneak peek in the United States on December 5, 2016.

Ash Ketchum heads off to a new region, Alola, wearing a new set of clothes with his partner Pikachu. Unlike the five previous series, however, Ash doesn't travel through the region. Instead, he becomes a student at the Pokémon School on Melemele Island, where he meets his new classmates Lana, Lillie, Mallow, Sophocles, and Kiawe. Ash receives a Z-Ring and takes on the island challenge to get new Z-Crystals and qualify as a Z-Move user. The Sun & Moon series is notable for Ash's friends not being present in every episode. Also, characters are usually seen keeping their Pokémon out of their Poké Balls in this series.

A new art style is implemented for the third series in a row, this time more drastically than the series that preceded it. With this new style, characters are drawn with a much more exaggerated, rounded, "cartoony" style. Despite the new style, Sun & Moon took a more mature approach to storytelling. The subject of death was dealt with directly, with some Pokémon being seen dying, as well as showing a main character dealing with the death of a parent (as opposed to the usual instance of absent parents almost never being mentioned). The show also had a large reduction in the amount of "characters of the day", with many reappearing after their debuts.

Episodes in the Sun & Moon series are numbered with the prefix SM on Bulbapedia. For a complete episode listing, see the list of Sun & Moon series episodes.

Blurb

New adventure for Ash and Pikachu has started!

This new adventure takes place in the Alola region, full of nature. What awaits Ash and Pikachu in Alola, surrounded by an endless expanse of blue sky and seas? New Pokémon, new frinds, and new experiences… An adventure filled with aell sorts of new things begins at last! Ash also has a new look. Stay tuned for new adventures!

Let’s go! Full power! On a great adventure!!

Dub seasons

Like the XY series, when the Sun & Moon series came to be dubbed into English and other languages, it was localized as a whole. So far, while it is still divided into three seasons, they share a common title:

Movies

Main article: Pokémon movie → Sun & Moon series

Gallery

For more images, please see artwork from the Sun & Moon anime series on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Posters

Characters

Main characters

Supporting characters

Antagonists

Trivia

  • This is the only series in which:
    • Ash's outfit doesn't consist of a jacket, hoodie, or gloves.
    • Ash doesn't challenge Gyms for Badges.
    • Ash doesn't have a Gym Leader as a traveling companion.
    • Ash keeps his Pokédex outside of his pocket.
    • Not all of Ash's friends appear in every episode despite being a main character.
    • All of Ash's friends own a walking Pokémon.
    • Ash does not catch all of his starter Pokémon consecutively (of the series in which he catches more than one).
    • Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny are not distributed by city, with only one Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny per island instead.
    • None of its movies (M20, M21, and M22) take place in the same timeline or region as that of the anime, or introduce any Pokémon from a future generation.
    • Other main characters besides Ash, members of a villainous team, and a Pokémon Professor participate as competitors in a regional League Conference.
    • Ash is the winner of a League Conference.
    • Every Pokémon introduced in the concurrent generation has made an appearance in the series they were introduced in the main series of the anime.
  • Out of all the series, this has the most:
    • Human protagonists, with a total of six.
    • Walking Pokémon, with a total of eight.
    • Recurring wild Pokémon‎, with a total of at least 28.
  • This is the first series:
  • This is the last series:
  • Like the Advanced Generation series, one of Misty's reappearance arcs takes place in Kanto and one in the region that is the series' current setting.
  • Two of Ash's Pokémon captures in this series marked three notable firsts for his team (not counting temporary captures):
  • Ash took longer to catch a full team of six Pokémon in this series than any other. He caught his sixth Pokémon when his previously released Naganadel, then a Poipole, rejoined his team in SM141.
  • This is the last series to air in the Heisei period, and the first series to air in the Reiwa period.

In other languages


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