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| Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!
Alola Detective Rotom! The Mystery of the Missing Crystal!!
|| March 9, 2017
| United States
|| July 1, 2017
|| Team Kato
|| 松井亜弥 Aya Matsui
|| 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
| Assistant director
|| 渡辺正彦 Masahiko Watanabe
| Animation directors
|| 直井由紀 Yuki Naoi
| 夏目久仁彦 Kunihiko Natsume
| No additional credits are available at this time.
Crystal-Clear Sleuthing! (Japanese: アローラ探偵ロトム！消えたクリスタルの謎！！ Alola Detective Rotom! The Mystery of the Missing Crystal!!) is the 17th episode of the Sun & Moon series, and the 956th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on March 9, 2017 and in the United States on July 1, 2017, as part of a three-hour special.
Professor Kukui and Rotom Dex are big fans of the TV show Alolan Detective Laki, and Rotom even has a blond wig so it can pretend to be the star. When Ash’s Electrium Z goes missing, Rotom excitedly takes the case!
Through video replay, Rotom tracks the Z-Crystal’s last known whereabouts to the schoolyard, where Ash and Kiawe were training. Rotom suspects Kiawe ended up with the crystal, but Lillie has another explanation: the video shows Ash putting it in his pocket. Ash remembers that he put the crystal on his nightstand before going to bed—and Pikachu triumphantly finds the missing Electrium Z caught in Rotom’s wig!
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When Ash loses his Electrium Z, Rotom takes the chance to imitate the detective on its favorite TV show, with Pikachu assisting it on the case.
- Rotom updates itself with a video camera function.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
Who's That Pokémon?: Smeargle (US and international), Komala (Japan)
- When Rotom asks Komala where the Electrium Z is, its first seen with its mouth open, but in the very next shot, its mouth is closed.
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