Poké Problem

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Lana in the beginning of the segment

Poké Problem (Japanese: ポケもんだい Pokémondai) is a question-and-answer segment in the anime's Sun & Moon series, replacing Poké TV of the XY&Z arc of the XY series. As opposed to previous segments of this format, the Poké Problem is presented in two parts; the question at the very beginning of the episode, before the cold opening, and the answer at the very end, after the credits.

Introduced in SM003, each Poké Problem is typically hosted by a student or staff member of the Pokémon School, or at other times, another main or recurring character, who presents the question and reminds the viewer to stay tuned to find out the answer. The question relates to a highlight or fact revealed in the episode itself. Sometimes, the host or hostess reads the answers and their corresponding colors aloud as well. At the end of the episode, the host reveals the answer and reviews it. Like in Poké TV, an extra scene will play after the review.

List of Poké Problem segments

The correct answers are in bold.

Episode Host Problem Choices Question Image Extra Scene
SM003 Samson Oak "Which appliance will Rotom enter in this episode?" A washing machine A Pokédex Poké Problem question SM003.png Poké Problem SM003.png Poké Problem extra scene SM003.png
A fan A refrigerator
SM004 Mallow "In today's episode, which of these Pokémon will Ash catch?" Popplio
Popplio
Litten
Litten
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Rowlet
Rowlet
Mimikyu
Mimikyu
SM005 Lana "What type is the cutie pie known as Popplio?" Bag Waterium Z Sprite.png
Water
Bag Firium Z Sprite.png
Fire
Poké Problem question SM005.png Poké Problem SM005.png Poké Problem extra scene SM005.png
Bag Grassium Z Sprite.png
Grass
Bag Electrium Z Sprite.png
Electric
SM006 Sophocles "What's the kind of place I'm afraid of?" High places Crowds Poké Problem question SM006.png Poké Problem SM006.png Poké Problem extra scene SM006.png
Forest lakes Dark places
SM007 Professor Kukui "In today's episode, which Pokémon will Ash try to catch?" Bewear
Bewear
Litten
Litten
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Pikipek
Pikipek
Tapu Koko
Tapu Koko
SM008 Lillie "Which Pokémon comes to visit at my house?" Butterfree
Butterfree
Bewear
Bewear
Poké Problem question SM008.png Poké Problem SM008.png Poké Problem extra scene SM008.png
Comfey
Comfey
Tapu Koko
Tapu Koko
SM009 Ash "What's the natural enemy of the Rattata who will appear in today's episode?" Pikipek
Pikipek
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
Poké Problem question SM009.png Poké Problem SM009.png Poké Problem extra scene SM009.png
Yungoos
Yungoos
Meowth
Meowth
SM010 Hala "What do you get if you pass my grand trial?" Bag Waterium Z Sprite.png
Waterium Z
Bag Firium Z Sprite.png
Firium Z
Poké Problem question SM010.png Poké Problem SM010.png Poké Problem extra scene SM010.png
Bag Fightinium Z Sprite.png
Fightinium Z
Bag Electrium Z Sprite.png
Electrium Z
SM011 Kiawe "What's the thing my home's ranch is famous for?" Malasada Doughnuts Alola Pancakes Poké Problem question SM011.png Poké Problem SM011.png Poké Problem extra scene SM011.png
Combee's Honey Ice Cream
SM012 James "What Pokémon will become a companion of Team Rocket in this episode?" Mareanie
Mareanie
Litten
Litten
Poké Problem question SM012.png Poké Problem SM012.png Poké Problem extra scene SM012.png
Crabrawler
Crabrawler
Pikachu
Pikachu
SM013 Samson Oak "What Pokémon do you think will win the Pokémon Pancake Race?" Bewear
Bewear
Pikachu
Pikachu
Poké Problem question SM013.png Poké Problem SM013.png Poké Problem extra scene SM013.png
Komala
Komala
Raichu
Raichu
SM014 Lillie "What name do I give the Vulpix that hatched from the Egg?" Koron
コロン
Shiron
シロン
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Maron
マロン
Konro
コンロ
SM015 Professor Kukui "Which new Pokémon will Ash catch in today's episode?" Pikipek
Pikipek
Litten
Litten
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Grubbin
Grubbin
Rockruff
Rockruff
SM016 Meowth "Which of these is the detestable Pokémon that gets in our way in today's episode?" Turtonator
Turtonator
Litten
Litten
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Togedemaru
Togedemaru
Tapu Koko
Tapu Koko
SM017 Rotom "Which of these locations do I not visit in today's episode?" Shopping Mall TV Station Poké Problem question SM017.png Poké Problem SM017.png Poké Problem extra scene SM017.png
Staff Room Principal's Room
SM018 Mallow "Which of these Oricorio will drink from the Yellow Nectar?" Oricorio
Oricorio (Sensu Style)
Oricorio
Oricorio (Baile Style)
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Oricorio
Oricorio (Pa'u Style)
Oricorio
Oricorio (Pom-Pom Style)
SM019 Professor Kukui "Who does Ash visit in today's episode?" Lana Kiawe Poké Problem question SM019.png Poké Problem SM019.png Poké Problem extra scene SM019.png
Mallow Sophocles
SM020 Ash "Which Pokémon attempts to steal Ash's backpack in today's episode?" Wimpod
Wimpod
Crabrawler
Crabrawler
Poké Problem question SM020.png Poké Problem SM020.png Poké Problem extra scene SM020.png
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
Cutiefly
Cutiefly
SM021 Professor Kukui "What place does Ash take Stoutland in today's episode?" Shopping Mall Pokémon Center Poké Problem question SM021.png Poké Problem SM021.png Poké Problem extra scene SM021.png
Old Residence TV Station
SM022 Kiawe "What Pokémon evolves in today's episode?" Popplio
Popplio
Litten
Litten
Poké Problem question SM022.png Poké Problem SM022.png Poké Problem extra scene SM022.png
Rowlet
Rowlet
Sandygast
Sandygast
SM023 Sophocles "Which Pokémon admires the Dugtrio in today's episode?" Rockruff
Rockruff
Litten
Litten
Poké Problem question SM023.png Poké Problem SM023.png Poké Problem extra scene SM023.png
Diglett
Alolan Diglett
Togedemaru
Togedemaru
SM024 Samson Oak "Who visits the Pokémon School?" Ash's mother Kiawe's mother Poké Problem question SM024.png Poké Problem SM024.png Poké Problem extra scene SM024.png
Mallow's father Team Rocket
SM025 James "What Totem Pokémon will appear in today's episode?" Gumshoos
Gumshoos
Raticate
Alolan Raticate
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Toucannon
Toucannon
Bewear
Bewear
SM026 Sophocles "What do I get frightened over in today's episode?" A blackout Togedemaru leaving Poké Problem question SM026.png Poké Problem SM026.png Poké Problem extra scene SM026.png
Dieting Moving
SM027 Rotom "Whose older brother appears in this episode?" Lillie Kiawe Poké Problem question SM027.png Poké Problem SM027.png Poké Problem extra scene SM027.png
Mallow Sophocles
SM028 Professor Kukui "What sport will appear in today's episode?" PokéSoccer PokéRugby Poké Problem question SM028.png Poké Problem SM028.png Poké Problem extra scene SM028.png
PokéBase Poké-Ping Pong
SM029 Lana "Which Pokémon scares us in today's episode?" Gastly
Gastly
Morelull
Morelull
Poké Problem question SM029.png Poké Problem SM029.png Poké Problem extra scene SM029.png
Haunter
Haunter
Mimikyu
Mimikyu
SM030 Lillie "Which partner Pokémon do I take care of in today's episode? Rockruff
Rockruff
Clefairy
Clefairy
Poké Problem question SM030.png Poké Problem SM030.png Poké Problem extra scene SM030.png
Rowlet
Rowlet
Pikachu
Pikachu
SM031 Mallow "Which transportation method do we use in today's episode to reach Akala Island?" Airplane Tractor Poké Problem question SM031.png Poké Problem SM031.png Poké Problem extra scene SM031.png
Cruiser Ride Pokémon
SM032 Ash "What Pokemon will I attempt to catch in today's episode?" Geodude
Alolan Geodude
Rattata
Alolan Rattata
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Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
Muk
Alolan Muk
SM033 Lana "What Pokemon do I battle in today's episode?" Wishiwashi/Wishiwashi
School Form Wishiwashi
Palossand
Palossand
Poké Problem question SM033.png Poké Problem SM033.png Poké Problem extra scene SM033.png
Bewear
Bewear
Gumshoos
Gumshoos
SM034 Kiawe "What Pokemon does Turtonator fight in this episode?" Salandit
Salandit
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
Poké Problem question SM034.png Poké Problem SM034.png Poké Problem extra scene SM034.png
Growlithe
Growlithe
Magmar
Magmar
SM035 Mallow "What is the Totem Pokémon that appears in today's episode?" Wishiwashi
Wishiwashi
Tapu Lele
Tapu Lele
Poké Problem question SM035.png Poké Problem SM035.png Poké Problem extra scene SM035.png
Lurantis
Lurantis
Gumshoos
Gumshoos
SM036 Professor Kukui "Which Pokémon does Olivia out to battle along with Lycanroc in today's episode?" Geodude
Alolan Geodude
Boldore
Boldore
Poké Problem question SM036.png Poké Problem SM036.png Poké Problem extra scene SM036.png
Tapu Lele
Tapu Lele
Probopass
Probopass
SM037 Professor Kukui "Which Pokémon evolves in today's episode?" Popplio
Popplio
Litten
Litten
Poké Problem question SM037.png Poké Problem SM037.png Poké Problem extra scene SM037.png
Rockruff
Rockruff
Rowlet
Rowlet
SM038 Jessie "Which Pokémon takes my malasadas in this episode?" Murkrow
Murkrow
Twerp Poké Problem question SM038.png Poké Problem SM038.png Poké Problem extra scene SM038.png
Rowlet
Rowlet
Meowth
Meowth
SM039 Nurse Joy "Which Pokémon does Mallow come across in the forest?" Lurantis
Lurantis
Oranguru
Oranguru
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Toucannon
Toucannon
Tapu Koko
Tapu Koko
SM040 Lana "What is the Pokémon that becomes Popplio's teacher?" Brionne
Brionne
Tapu Lele
Tapu Lele
Poké Problem question SM040.png Poké Problem SM040.png Poké Problem extra scene SM040.png
Lapras
Lapras
Milotic
Milotic
SM041 Sophocles "What is my Charjabug's Nature?" Calm Timid Poké Problem question SM041.png Poké Problem SM041.png Poké Problem extra scene SM041.png
Gentle Mild
SM042 Ash "Where do we travel to in today's episode?" Kalos Johto Poké Problem question SM042.png Poké Problem SM042.png Poké Problem extra scene SM042.png
Kanto Unova
SM043 Ash "Which Pokémon will Pikachu fight in today's episode?" Starmie
Starmie
Gyarados
Gyarados
Poké Problem question SM043.png Poké Problem SM043.png Poké Problem extra scene SM043.png
Starmie
Goldeen
Psyduck
Psyduck
SM044 Lillie "What is the name of my mother that will appear in today's episode?" Lusamine Wicke Poké Problem question SM044.png Poké Problem SM044.png Poké Problem extra scene SM044.png
Burnet Olivia
SM045 Rotom "What move does Nebby use in today's episode?" Bubble Beam Flamethrower Poké Problem question SM045.png Poké Problem SM045.png Poké Problem extra scene SM045.png
Leafage Teleport
SM046 Kiawe "Which Pokémon causes trouble in today's episode?" Corsola
Corsola
Ditto
Ditto
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Pikipek
Pikipek
Comfey
Comfey
SM047 Ash "Where does Nebby teleport me to in today's episode?" Pokémon School Lillie's house Poké Problem question SM047.png Poké Problem SM047.png Poké Problem extra scene SM047.png
Ten Carat Hill Sophocles's house
SM048 Rotom "Which house does the sleepover party take place?" Professor Kukui's house Kiawe's house Poké Problem question SM048.png Poké Problem SM048.png Poké Problem extra scene SM048.png
Lana's house Sophocles's house
SM049 James "Which one of these Pokémon does old man Faba use in today's episode?" Kyogre
Kyogre
Hypno
Hypno
Poké Problem question SM049.png Poké Problem SM049.png Poké Problem extra scene SM049.png
Lunala
Lunala
Tapu Koko
Tapu Koko
SM050 Rotom "Which of these activities do Ash and the others perform at the Pokémon School this episode?" Poké Baseball Trampoline Poké Problem question SM050.png Poké Problem SM050.png Poké Problem extra scene SM050.png
Poké Soccer Jump rope
SM051 Hala "Ash and the others go to a certain place this episode. Where is it?" Akala Island The shopping mall Poké Problem question SM051.png Poké Problem SM051.png Poké Problem extra scene SM051.png
Altar of the Sunne The Kanto region
SM052 Meowth "Protokoffing evolves in today's episode! What does it become?" Weezing
Weezing
Solgaleo
Solgaleo
Poké Problem question SM052.png Poké Problem SM052.png Poké Problem extra scene SM052.png
Lunala
Lunala
Koffing
Koffing
SM053 Rotom "Ash and the others enter the Ultra Beasts' world in today's episode. Who's the first to battle there?" Kiawe Ash Poké Problem question SM053.png Poké Problem SM053.png Poké Problem extra scene SM053.png
Gladion Lana
SM054 Ash "What Z-Move does Pikachu use in today's episode to save Lillie's mom?" 10,000 Volts 100,000 Volts Poké Problem question SM054.png Poké Problem SM054.png Poké Problem extra scene SM054.png
1,000,000 Volts 10,000,000 Volts
SM055 Mallow "Which one of these surprises happens in today's episode?" Lillie running away from home Kiawe's birthday Poké Problem question SM055.png Poké Problem SM055.png Poké Problem extra scene SM055.png
Professor Kukui's wedding Sophocles moving
SM056 Sophocles "Which one of these Pokémon becomes Komala's greatest rival in today's episode?" 039
Jigglypuff
Abra
Abra
Poké Problem question SM056.png Poké Problem SM056.png Poké Problem extra scene SM056.png
Grimer
Grimer
Kangaskhan
Kangaskhan
SM057 Rotom "Something unbelievable happens to me in this episode. What happens?" Eaten by Munchlax Ejected from the Pokédex Poké Problem question SM057.png Poké Problem SM057.png Poké Problem extra scene SM057.png
Being burned by Litten Being put to sleep by Jigglypuff
SM058 Jessie "What tragedy befalls James in today's episode?" Fired by Team Rocket Eaten by a Wishiwashi Poké Problem question SM058.png Poké Problem SM058.png Poké Problem extra scene SM058.png
Captured by Officer Jenny Mareanie runs away
SM059 Lana "What nickname did I give Mallow when we were younger?" Miss Aina Cafeteria Maomao Poké Problem question SM059.png Poké Problem SM059.png Poké Problem extra scene SM059.png
Maorin Chatterbox
SM060 Lillie "In today's episode, a competition known as the PokéSled Jump Tournament is held. Who'll be the winner?" Lillie Kiawe Poké Problem question SM060.png Poké Problem SM060.png Poké Problem extra scene SM060.png
Hala Ash
SM061 Rotom "Which of these Balls is used to catch Ultra Beasts in today's episode?" Bag Dusk Ball Sprite.png
Dusk Ball
Bag Beast Ball Sprite.png
Beast Ball
Poké Problem question SM061.png Poké Problem SM061.png Poké Problem extra scene SM061.png
Bag Safari Ball Sprite.png
Safari Ball
Bag Master Ball Sprite.png
Master Ball
SM062 Meowth "My rival appears in this episode. Who is it?" 053A
Alolan Persian
Raticate
Alolan Raticate
Poké Problem question SM062.png Poké Problem SM062.png Poké Problem extra scene SM062.png
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
SM063 Ash "Who's the Masked Royal's partner Pokémon in today's episode?" Primarina
Primarina
Incineroar
Incineroar
Poké Problem question SM063.png Poké Problem SM063.png Poké Problem extra scene SM063.png
Decidueye
Decidueye
Machamp
Machamp
SM064 Nurse Joy "The Passimian of Melemele Island feature in today's episode. What is their team name?" Passimian
Blue Oceans
Passimian
Red Buns
Poké Problem question SM064.png Poké Problem SM064.png Poké Problem extra scene SM064.png
Passimian
Melemele Greens
Passimian
Yellow Socks
SM065 Lillie "Which of these is the Pokémon that Ilima has with him, featuring in today's episode?" Eevee
Eevee
Buizel
Buizel
Poké Problem question SM065.png Poké Problem SM065.png Poké Problem extra scene SM065.png
Xerneas
Xerneas
Seaking
Seaking
SM066 Kiawe "What is the sport played in the tournament that Ilima participates in in today's episode?" Poké-Soccer Poké-Rugby Poké Problem question SM066.png Poké Problem SM066.png Poké Problem extra scene SM066.png
Pokémon Base Poké-Ping Pong
SM067 Professor Burnet "What is the name of the Ultra Beast that appears in today's episode?" Babanomu
ババノム
Bibinomu
ビビノム
Poké Problem question SM067.png Poké Problem SM067.png Poké Problem extra scene SM067.png
Bubunomu
ブブノム
Bevenom
ベベノム
SM068 Nurse Joy "Which of these Pokémon helps me in today's episode?" Zubat
Zubat
Comfey
Comfey
Poké Problem question SM068.png Poké Problem SM068.png Poké Problem extra scene SM068.png
Salandit
Salandit
Garbodor
Garbodor
SM069 Sophocles "Where is the Ultra Beast that features in today's episode?" The ocean floor The flower field Poké Problem question SM069.png Poké Problem SM069.png Poké Problem extra scene SM069.png
The bamboo grove The city
SM070 Kiawe "What Pokémon does the Officer Jenny featured in today's episode have as a partner?" Granbull
Granbull
Growlithe
Growlithe
Poké Problem question SM070.png Poké Problem SM070.png Poké Problem extra scene SM070.png
Arcanine
Arcanine
Manectric
Manectric
SM071 Professor Kukui "Which of these Pokémon takes a shine to Lana in today episode?" Dewpider
Dewpider
Pikipek
Pikipek
Poké Problem question SM071.png Poké Problem SM071.png Poké Problem extra scene SM071.png
Surskit
Surskit
Sharpedo
Sharpedo
SM072 Mallow "Which of these Pokémon is my brother's partner, and is featured in today's episode?" Shellder
Shellder
Swirlix
Swirlix
Poké Problem question SM072.png Poké Problem SM072.png Poké Problem extra scene SM072.png
Slurpuff
Slurpuff
Lickitung
Lickitung
SM073 Jessie "The Pokémon that steals our Darkinium Z in today's episode…?" Murkrow
Murkrow
Gengar
Gengar
Poké Problem question SM073.png Poké Problem SM073.png Poké Problem extra scene SM073.png
Wimpod
Wimpod
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
SM074 Ash "The Pokémon the Island Kahuna sends out in today's episode is...?" Sableye
Sableye
Absol
Absol
Poké Problem question SM074.png Poké Problem SM074.png Poké Problem extra scene SM074.png
Honchkrow
Honchkrow
Krookodile
Krookodile
SM075 Rotom "What Pokémon does Lycanroc battle in today's episode?" Tapu Fini
Tapu Fini
Tapu Bulu
Tapu Bulu
Poké Problem question SM075.png Poké Problem SM075.png Poké Problem extra scene SM075.png
Tapu Lele
Tapu Lele
Tapu Koko
Tapu Koko
SM076 James "Which one of Team Rocket's Pokemon uses a Z-Move in today's episode?" Mareanie
Mareanie
Meowth
Meowth
Poké Problem question SM076.png Poké Problem SM076.png Poké Problem extra scene SM076.png
Wobbuffet
Wobbuffet
Mimikyu
Mimikyu
SM077 Ash "Which one of these is the final Pokémon Nanu sends out in today's episode?" Sableye
Sableye
Mimikyu
Mimi-tan
Poké Problem question SM077.png Poké Problem SM077.png Poké Problem extra scene SM077.png
Persian
Alolan Persian
Krookodile
Krookodile
SM078 Professor Burnet "Which island do the Ultra Guardians visit for their mission in today's episode?" Melemele Island Akala Island Poké Problem question SM078.png Poké Problem SM078.png Poké Problem extra scene SM078.png
Ula'ula Island Poni Island
SM079 Professor Kukui "Where does the group go in today's episode?" Hokulani Observatory Wela Volcano Poké Problem question SM079.png Poké Problem SM079.png Poké Problem extra scene SM079.png
Kanto Haina Desert

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 寶可夢問題 Pokémon Mahntàih
Mandarin 寶可問答 / 宝可问答 Poké Wèndá
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓 문제 Poké Problem
Thailand Flag.png Thai คำถามพ็อกเก็ต Question Poké

See also


Bonus segments of the Pokémon anime
Original Professor Oak's Pokémon LecturePokémon de EnglishKanto Pokérap
Pikachu's JukeboxPokémon KaraokémonWho's That Pokémon?
Advanced Generation Professor Oak's Pokémon LecturePokémon Trivia Quiz
Who's That Pokémon?Pokémon Trainer's Choice
Diamond & Pearl Professor Oak's Big Pokémon EncyclopediaPikachu the Movie Memorial
Professor Oak's Big Pokémon Examination
Best Wishes! Professor Oak's Pokémon Live CasterTeam Rocket Live CasterWho's That Pokémon?
XY Professor Oak's Pokémon Holo CasterMega Evolution Pokédex
Poké TVPokémon QuizWho's That Pokémon?
Sun & Moon Poké ProblemWho's That Pokémon?
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