Get Inspired! Let's Solve a Poké Riddle!!

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Get Inspired! Let's Solve a Poké Riddle!! (Japanese: ひらめきゲット!Let's ポケなぞ!! Get Inspired! Let's Solve a Poké Riddle!!) is a segment in the anime's Pokémon Journeys: The Series beginning in JN003, replacing the Poké Problem segment of Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon. The riddles are also posted weekly on the official Japanese anime Twitter account.

The riddles are created by University of Tokyo student Ryōgo Matsumaru, while the segment is presented by him as Riddle Trainer Matsumaru and the Duck Pokémon Psyduck. It is narrated by Sayaka Senbongi.

The position of the question and answer segments has changed between episodes:

  • From JN003 to JN015, the question is presented for 20 seconds at the very beginning of the episode, before the cold opening. Both the question and the answer are presented for 35 seconds at the very end, after the post-credits commercial break.
  • From JN016 to JN025, the question is presented for 35 seconds before the post-credits commercial break. The answer is presented for 20 seconds after the post-credits commercial break, with the question no longer being repeated.
  • Beginning in JN026, the question is presented for 35 seconds before the ending theme. The answer is presented for 20 seconds after the post-credits commercial break.

Like with its predecessor, the segment is omitted when episodes have promotions, are part of one-hour specials, or include movie promotions specials. However, the episode will have its Poké Problem included when the episodes subsequently air off-network in delay, in reruns on Kids Station, or on VOD services such as Prime Video and Hulu.

List of Today's Poké Riddle segments

Episode Question Answer Explanation
JN003 Poké Riddle question JN003.png Shigi Kai Bana Sei Hafu
Try to sort them in order!
Poké Riddle answer JN003.png Venusaur
Sorting the plant drawings in order of growth gives セイカイハフシギバナ Seikai wa Fushigibana (The answer is Venusaur).
JN004 Poké Riddle question JN004.png Read the characters in the location of the Poké Balls from the left.
Following the instructions will lead to the solution!
Poké Riddle answer JN004.png Scorbunny
The characters above corresponding to the Poké Balls below from left-to-right give ヒバニー Hibanny (Scorbunny).
JN005 Poké Riddle question JN005.png Well, Three → Rhydon
Bottle, Basket → ?

It will lead to the unknown Pokémon!
Poké Riddle answer JN005.png Snorlax
Arranging the characters of びん bin (bottle) and かご kago (basket) to match the colors of the arrow gives カビゴン Kabigon (Snorlax).
JN006 Poké Riddle question JN006.png Illumise, Kabuto, Pinsir = Eevee
Slowbro, Pidgey, Abomasnow = ?

It will lead to the unknown Pokémon!
Poké Riddle answer JN006.png Chansey
Every third character as marked by Scorbunny's hops gives ラッキー Lucky (Chansey).
JN007 Poké Riddle question JN007.png Ta Fu Ba - Ri Do Ya - Ra Ri Do N O -
What Pokémon is inside the Poké Ball?
Poké Riddle answer JN007.png Mr. Mime
Mr. Mime
The characters inside the triangle formed by the drawings of a もん mon (gate), スター sutā (star), and ボール bōru (ball), which spell モンスターボール Monster Ball (Poké Ball), give バリヤード Barrierd (Mr. Mime).
JN008 Poké Riddle question JN008.png Person, Moon = Honedge
Person, Shadow = Charmander
Person, Nail = ?
First: Piplup; Second: Turtwig; Third: Chimchar

It will lead to the unknown Pokémon!
Poké Riddle answer JN008.png Piplup
The characters of ひと hito (person) and つめ tsume (nail) spell 1つ目 hitotsume (first), which is ポッチャマ Pochama (Piplup).
JN009 Poké Riddle question JN009.png It will lead to the unknown Pokémon! Poké Riddle answer JN009.png Ho-Oh
Matching the colored shapes on the top to the shapes on the bottom spells HOUOU, which is ホウオウ Houou (Ho-Oh).
JN010 Poké Riddle question JN010.png Machamp - _ = ?
It will lead to the unknown Pokémon!
Poké Riddle answer JN010.png Dragonite
Removing the black portions from the character in the square of the same color in カイリキー Kairiky (Machamp) gives カイリュー Kairyu (Dragonite).
JN011 Poké Riddle question JN011.png It will lead to the unknown Pokémon! Poké Riddle answer JN011.png Magnemite
Putting the scattered shapes together to match the lower shape gives コイル Coil (Magnemite).
JN012 Poké Riddle question JN012.png Hi Ba N Gi Nya Ba Ra N Do Ga - Su Ro
Read the katakana that can't be crunched!
Poké Riddle answer JN012.png Gyarados
Reading the katakana in the gaps between the upper and lower teeth when put together gives ギャラドス Gyarados.
JN013 Poké Riddle question JN013.png Ku I Ka De Ha
Re Za Shi A N
Se Shi E I Mi
Ri Bi - Do Ru

Use Flamethrower!
Poké Riddle answer JN013.png Charizard
The remaining characters after melting the characters in ice give セイカイハリザードン Seikai wa Lizardon (The answer is Charizard).
JN014 Poké Riddle question JN014.png Gold, Silver, Blue, Green, Red
Read the differently colored ones from the right!
Poké Riddle answer JN014.png Golurk
The characters colored differently from the meaning of the word from right-to-left give ゴルーグ Goloog (Golurk).
JN015 Poké Riddle question JN015.png The Pokémon hidden third from the right and first from the top is the answer
It will lead to the answer Pokémon!
Poké Riddle answer JN015.png Cubone
The characters in the square third from the right and first from the top give カラカラ Karakara (Cubone).
JN016 Poké Riddle question JN016.png Greninja
Read the odd characters from the left!

It will lead to the Pokémon hidden in the question!
Poké Riddle answer JN016.png Gengar
The characters without shadows from left-to-right give ゲンガー Gengar.
JN017 Poké Riddle question JN017.png Gorebyss, Klefki, Kricketune
What Pokémon does the soccer ball represent?
Poké Riddle answer JN017.png Raboot
The characters that the soccer ball goes through when the Pokémon's names are put in the dashed boxes give ラビフット Rabbifuto (Raboot).
JN018 Poké Riddle question JN018.png Tsareena, Melmetal, Mankey, Vanilluxe, Emboar, Kabuto, Litleo, Aerodactyl
Read what is ahead of the arrow
Poké Riddle answer JN018.png Electrode
The characters ahead of the arrow initially read ジメンニオトシテ jimen ni otoshite (drop on the ground); when the floating characters are dropped on the ground, the characters now ahead of the arrow give マルマイン Marumine (Electrode).
JN019 Poké Riddle question JN019.png Octillery, RhydonCarkol
Metang, Cottonee → ?

It will lead to the unknown Pokémon!
Poké Riddle answer JN019.png Ditto
The characters within the names of the Pokémon depicted above without the two characters on the same side as his closed eye give メタモン Metamon (Ditto).
JN020 Poké Riddle question JN020.png M A K S

Read in the order of 🟥
Poké Riddle answer JN020.png Farfetch'd
The red square can be interpreted both as an arrow and the letter G; the characters following the direction of the arrow spell KAMONEGI, which is カモネギ Kamonegi (Farfetch'd).
JN021 Poké Riddle question JN021.png Nu Ru O Go
Ru O Ri Ta Chi
Ka - Ri Ma

Connect the Eggs in order!
Poké Riddle answer JN021.png Riolu
The characters ahead of the arrow formed by connecting with lines the Eggs in the order of タ ta, マ ma, ゴ go, タ ta, and チ chi, which spell タマゴタチ Tamago-tachi (Eggs), give リオル Riolu.
JN022 Poké Riddle question JN022.png Pu Ki Ta Ya I → Pikachu
Zu Gi Ji Gi Mi → ?

It will lead to the unknown Pokémon!
Poké Riddle answer JN022.png Zigzagoon
Depending on whether the arrow goes above or below the character, it should be read as the kana before or after it in gojūon order, which gives ジグザグマ Jiguzaguma (Zigzagoon).
JN023 Poké Riddle question JN023.png Gate (Nme) → Cottonee
Door (Redi) → Lilligant
Window (Yuru) → ?

It will lead to the unknown Pokémon!
Poké Riddle answer JN023.png Cascoon
The characters of まど mado (window) with ユル yuru in the middle gives マユルド Mayuld (Cascoon).
JN024 Poké Riddle question JN024.png Ko●ki●●゙
Ink has hidden it!
Poké Riddle answer JN024.png Magikarp
The ink splotches correspond to the characters of インク inku (ink), which gives コイキング Koiking (Magikarp).
JN025 Poké Riddle question JN025.png Go Re Me
Ka N Shi Ga Me
Be Be Ra Fu Re
Ma No Ma Shi
Ru - A

Read what's between the yellow flower/nose!
Poké Riddle answer JN025.png Flabébé
Reading the characters between the 黄色の花 kiiro no hana (yellow flower) and the 黄色の鼻 kiiro no hana (yellow nose) gives フラべべ Flabébé.
JN026 Poké Riddle question JN026.png Read the characters between the 🐚 from the left Poké Riddle answer JN026.png Slowpoke
me (eye) and ハ ha form the kanji 貝 kai (shell), か ka and い i form the hiragana かい kai (shell), and the 力 and 亻 radicals of the kanji 加 and 体 form the katakana カイ kai (shell). Reading the characters between each of these gives ヤ ya, ド do, and ン n from the 冫 radical of 次 tsugi (next), which gives ヤドン Yadon (Slowpoke).
JN027 Poké Riddle question JN027.png Jukokogirun, Numekoko, Mayugiru
Rookidee, Aegislash
Goomy, Cascoon, ?

It will lead to the unknown Pokémon!
Poké Riddle answer JN027.png Duraludon
ココガラ Kokogara (Rookidee) and ギルガルド Gillgard (Aegislash) can be interpreted as koko ga ra (koko is ra) and giru ga rudo (giru is rudo), respectively. Starting from the left position, following the pipes as an amidakuji, and replacing the respective characters upon going through each Pokémon gives ジュラルドン Duraludon.
JN028 Poké Riddle question JN028.png Who is the hidden Pokémon? Poké Riddle answer JN028.png Sobble
The portions of the characters hidden in the water give メッソン Messon (Sobble).
JN029 Poké Riddle question JN029.png Electrike

It will lead to the unknown Pokémon!
Poké Riddle answer JN029.png Yamper
Each electric shock is four of the same character combined; these characters give ワンパチ Wanpachi (Yamper).
JN030 Poké Riddle question JN030.png Glalie, Mudkip, Shroomish, Taillow
Read Oran, Pecha, Oran, Pecha, Lum, Pecha, Lum from the left
Poké Riddle answer JN030.png Spearow
The seven Berries correspond to キノキノミノミ kinokinominomi, which can be interpreted as 黄のきのみのみ ki no kinomi nomi (only the yellow Berries). Reading the characters corresponding to the yellow Berries from left-to-right gives オニスズメ Onisuzume (Spearow).
JN031 Poké Riddle question JN031.png ゙ = Water
= Paper
◽︎◽︎ = ?

It will lead to the unknown Pokémon!
Poké Riddle answer JN031.png Milotic
The red squares correspond to ミ mi, the green squares to ス su, and the blue squares to カ ka; the small black squares are read as the katakana ロ ro. This gives ミロカロス Milokaross (Milotic).
JN032 Poké Riddle question JN032.png What Pokémon do these represent? Poké Riddle answer JN032.png Celebi
The hands of each clock corresponding to the time displayed above combined with the green lines give セレビィ Celebi.
JN033 Poké Riddle question JN033.png Ka Ta Su Ha
Ko I Ro E

What is the answer after two trades?
Poké Riddle answer JN033.png Pinsir
After swapping カ ka and ス su from Ash's Poké Balls with コ ko and エ e from Goh's Poké Balls so that Ash's read コタエハ kotae wa (the answer is), they give コタエハカイロス Kotae wa Kailios (The answer is Pinsir).
JN034 Poké Riddle question JN034.png Return them to how they were before they broke
t o o
u s p
s a u

What Pokémon do the wooden planks represent?
Poké Riddle answer JN034.png Grapploct
Arranging the wooden planks so that the wood pattern and tree rings match spells otosupasu, which is オトスパス Otosupus (Grapploct).
JN035 Poké Riddle question JN035.png ka?????shoku
What goes in "?????"?
Poké Riddle answer JN035.png Raichu
The image depicts a person eating からいちゅうしょく karai chūshoku (a spicy lunch); the question marks correspond to らいちゅう raichū, which is ライチュウ Raichu.
JN036 Poké Riddle question JN036.png yu Gu N
Ri Bu Ra - Ba
Bi U Se I

Avoid the Draco Meteor and go across the Draco Meteor to the upper right!
Poké Riddle answer JN036.png Vibrava
Avoiding the meteors that contain the characters that spell りゅうせいぐん ryūseigun (Draco Meteor) and going across the meteors to the upper right correspond to びぶらーば biburāba, which is ビブラーバ Vibrava.
JN037 Poké Riddle question JN037.png Kangaskhan, Metapod, Gabite, Heracross
It will lead to the unknown Pokémon!
Poké Riddle answer JN037.png Marowak
Reading the characters of each Pokémon's name that corresponds to the floor of each building in the Alolan Exeggutor's line of sight gives ガラガラ Garagara (Marowak).
JN038 Poké Riddle question JN038.png Restore the unknown Pokémon! Poké Riddle answer JN038.png Aerodactyl
Arranging the pictures so that the patterns match gives プテラ Ptera (Aerodactyl).
JN039 Poké Riddle question JN039.png Eiscue, Accelgor, Jynx, Gossifleur, HitmonchanDucklett
Gossifleur, Eiscue, Hitmonchan, Jynx, Accelgor → ?

It will lead to the unknown Pokémon!
Poké Riddle answer JN039.png Hitmontop
Depending on whether the arrow goes across the Pokémon's head or feet, it should be read as the first or last letter of the Pokémon's name. This gives カポエラー Kapoerer (Hitmontop).
JN040 Poké Riddle question JN040.png Charmeleon, Shiftry, Turtwig, Wartortle, Indeedee, Snom
What's inside the lightning?
Poké Riddle answer JN040.png Zapdos
Reading the characters enclosed by the shape formed by connecting each of the characters that spell カミナリ kaminari (lightning) gives サンダー Thunder (Zapdos).
JN041 Poké Riddle question JN041.png Nihokire

What's ahead of the arrow?
Poké Riddle answer JN041.png Marshtomp
Each character in the mud corresponds to the character between the ones above and below it in gojūon order, which gives ヌマクロー Numacraw (Marshtomp).
JN042 Poké Riddle question JN042.png What Pokémon appears when the entire forest in the background is covered in white fog
It will lead to the answer Pokémon!
Poké Riddle answer JN042.png Zacian
Covering the forest in the background with white fog reveals the gray cell borders, which give ザシアン Zacian.
JN043 Poké Riddle question JN043.png Wishing Star
Lycanroc, ?
A hint to think about is where and in what order the Wishing Stars fall

It will lead to the unknown Pokémon!
Poké Riddle answer JN043.png Garbodor
Reading the character below the spot where each Wishing Star lands in the order in which they reach the ground gives ダストダス Dustdas (Garbodor).
JN044 Poké Riddle question JN044.png Se Ko I Re Ka No I Ko Ha Ta Mu E Ge Ha N Ru Da Gi I A Na
The white spiral is Lugia. What's the black spiral?
Poké Riddle answer JN044.png Eternatus
Reading only the white characters along the spiral from the inside out gives コレノコタエハルギア Kore no kotae wa Lugia (The answer to this is Lugia); reading only the black characters gives セイカイハムゲンダイナ Seikai wa Mugendina (The answer is Eternatus).
JN045 Poké Riddle question JN045.png When the Legendary Pokémon descend, the heroes' rusted weapons shall shine again
Read shieldly/vertically what is inside the sword

It will lead to the answer Pokémon!
Poké Riddle answer JN045.png Lucario
たて tate can be interpreted both as 盾 tate (shield) and 縦 tate (vertical). Reading the characters inside the sword vertically gives るかりお rukario, which is ルカリオ Lucario.
JN046 Poké Riddle question JN046.png Mi A U Se Ga -
Ku N Sa He Tsu Ri
Shi yu Go Ga Be Ri

What will appear when the rocks fall?
Poké Riddle answer JN046.png Mewtwo
The characters that remain uncovered after the floating rocks fall to the ground give ミュウツー Mewtwo.
JN047 Poké Riddle question JN047.png (Last) Yo Ba Su Ko E Yo
(Last) Ku Ri Ga Ta Da .

What is the answer when the two are finished eating?
Poké Riddle answer JN047.png Greedent
Reading the stacked baskets after they finish eating from top-to-bottom give ヨクバリスガコタエダヨ。 Yokubarisu ga kotae da yo. (Greedent's the answer.)
JN048 Poké Riddle question JN048.png Ka Ra Ba → Krabby
Da Ga Ka → ?

It will lead to the unknown Pokémon!
Poké Riddle answer JN048.png Sawk
The character on the base and the number of split tiles indicate the row and column of the kana in the gojūon, repectively. This gives ダゲキ Dageki (Sawk).
JN049 Poké Riddle question JN049.png Doduo

It will lead to the unknown Pokémon!
Poké Riddle answer JN049.png Eevee
Each circle corresponds to the character formed by connecting the Pokémon depicted along the dotted lines in the diagram on the left. This gives イーブイ Eievui (Eevee).
JN050 Poké Riddle question JN050.png Grovyle, TerrakionAerodactyl
Spinda, Flygon → ?

It will lead to the unknown Pokémon!
Poké Riddle answer JN050.png Dracozolt
Each block corresponds to one of the characters across both Pokémon's names. Reading only the characters corresponding to blocks with a Fossil gives パッチラゴン Patchiragon (Dracozolt).
JN051 Poké Riddle question JN051.png Return it to how it was before Farfetch'd cut it Poké Riddle answer JN051.png Gallade
Putting the cut pieces back together by matching them to the dotted lines gives エルレイド Erureido (Magnemite).
JN052 Poké Riddle question JN052.png Dig the shortest path to the goal Poké Riddle answer JN052.png Diglett
The characters along the path formed by digging a straight line toward the goal give ディグダ Digda (Diglett).
JN053 Poké Riddle question JN053.png Ko No To I
A Ra Wa Zu Ru
No Ha Su Mi Ku N

Make the spring clean!
Poké Riddle answer JN053.png Suicune
Replacing the characters イズミ izumi (spring) with キレイ kirei (clean) gives このときあらわれるのはスイクン Kono toki arawareru no wa Suicune (At this time, Suicune will appear).
JN054 Poké Riddle question JN054.png Aimed and shot at!
I Chi Go
Ra Mu Ne

Read the remaining characters from the right
Poké Riddle answer JN054.png Gothita
ねらわれて いぬかれた! Nerawarete, inukareta! (Aimed and shot at!) can be interpreted as ねら割れて い抜かれた! Ne ra warete, i nukareta! (Broke ne and ra, pulled out i!). Reading the remaining characters from right-to-left gives ゴチム Gothimu (Gothita).
JN055 Poké Riddle question JN055.png Pink: Clefairy, Hatterene, Mawile
Purple: Spinda, ?, Jigglypuff, Marill

1. Impidimp, 2. Rapidash
...goes where the question mark is.
Poké Riddle answer JN055.png Impidimp
Reading the characters directly below the balloon vertically gives パープル pāpuru (purple) when ベロバー Beroba (Impidimp) is chosen.
JN056 Poké Riddle question JN056.png Break through the labyrinth
De De N Ne
Bu Ya Shi Be
Re Wo De Ka
Ki Tsu To Hi

What Pokémon will it lead to?
Poké Riddle answer JN056.png Honedge
Reading the characters following the path through the maze gives かべをつきやぶれ kabe o tsukiyabure (break through the walls); the characters along a straight line to the goal give ヒトツキ Hitotsuki (Honedge).

Other riddle segments

Two riddles were shown during the Let's Go with Marie Iitoyo! The World of the "Pocket Monsters" Anime! ~Anipoké Complete Commentary Special~, which aired the week before JN001. Another riddle was posted to Twitter on November 26, 2019, two days after the airing of JN002. A Poké Riddle Special Edition was shown during the 273rd episode of Meet Up at the Pokémon House? on January 31, 2021.

Question Answer Explanation
Poké Riddle question SP 1.png Sa Shi Su Se So
Which Pokémon is next to Ash?
Poké Riddle answer SP 1.png Pikachu
Pikachu is next to サ sa and シ shi.
Poké Riddle question SP 2.png The solution is the Pokémon between Rowlet and Meowth. Poké Riddle answer SP 2.png Pikachu
The characters between Rowlet and Meowth diagonally give コクーン Cocoon (Kakuna).
Poké Riddle question JN002.png Poké Ball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball = Klink
Poké Ball, Poké Ball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball = Klang
Ultra Ball, Poké Ball, Great Ball = ?
Poké Riddle answer JN002.png Lugia
Each type of Poké Ball corresponds to a character in the Pokémon's name: the Poké Ball to ギ gi, the Great Ball to ア a, and the Ultra Ball to ル ru. This gives ルギア Lugia.
Poké Riddle question SP 4.png ???
?ni?゙-? → Glalie
???ppo → Eiscue
Ba???ru → ?

It will lead to the unknown Pokémon
Poké Riddle answer SP 4.png Mr. Rime
Mr. Rime
Each ice cube with the same shape corresponds to a character in the Pokémon's name: the first to オ o, the second to コ ko, and the third to リ ri. This gives バリコオル Barrikohru.


  • The Froakie costume worn by Matsumaru is a pun on his name and Froakie's Japanese name, ケロマツ Keromatsu.

See also

Bonus segments of the Pokémon anime
Original series Japanese version: Professor Oak's Pokémon LecturePokémon de English
English dub: Kanto PokérapPikachu's JukeboxPokémon Karaokémon
Both: Who's That Pokémon?
Ruby and Sapphire Japanese version: Professor Oak's Pokémon LecturePokémon Trivia Quiz
English dub: Who's That Pokémon?Pokémon Trainer's Choice
Diamond and Pearl Japanese version: Professor Oak's Big Pokémon EncyclopediaPikachu the Movie Memorial
Professor Oak's Big Pokémon Examination
Black & White Japanese version: Professor Oak's Pokémon Live CasterTeam Rocket Live Caster
Both: Who's That Pokémon?
XY Japanese version: Professor Oak's Pokémon Holo CasterPoké TVPokémon Quiz
English dub: Who's That Pokémon?
Both: Mega Evolution Pokédex
Sun & Moon Japanese version: Poké Problem
Both: Who's That Pokémon?Where Are You Going, Eevee?
Journeys Japanese version: Get Inspired! Let's Solve a Poké Riddle!!
Both: Who's That Pokémon?

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