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SM015 : Rocking Clawmark Hill!
Sun & Moon series
SM017 : Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!
They Might Not Be Giants!
SM016   EP955
A Small Trio on a Big Adventure!!
First broadcast
Japan March 2, 2017
United States July 1, 2017
English themes
Opening Under The Alolan Sun
Japanese themes
Opening アローラ!!
Ending ポーズ
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
Storyboard 高橋知也 Tomoya Takahashi
Assistant director 高橋知也 Tomoya Takahashi
Animation directors 難波功 Isao Namba
宮田忠明 Tadaaki Miyata
No additional credits are available at this time.

They Might Not Be Giants! (Japanese: 小さな三匹、大きな冒険!! A Small Trio on a Big Adventure!!) is the 16th episode of the Sun & Moon series, and the 955th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on March 2, 2017 and in the United States on July 1, 2017, as part of a three-hour special.

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After practicing with Lana, Popplio has learned how to make a balloon that’s big and sturdy enough to carry a Pokémon. In a series of mishaps, Rowlet and Popplio end up together inside the balloon—which gets swept away!

They’re trying to find their way home when they run into the wild Litten, which agrees to help. Soon, all three of them are trapped in a Team Rocket net, and Meowth wants to recruit Litten to join the gang! With some clever acting, Litten frees the others and sends Team Rocket blasting off just as our heroes are reunited. Ash tries to thank the skittish Litten, but it’s disappeared again...


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Ash's Rowlet and Lana's Poppilo are blown away in one of Poppilo's balloons. While Ash and Lana search for them, they fall straight into Team Rocket!

Major events

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


Pokémon debuts



Dare da?


Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?: Bewear (US and international), Meowth (Team Rocket) (Japan)



Dub edits

In other languages

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