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SM017 : Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!
Sun & Moon series
SM019 : A Guardian Rematch!
A Seasoned Search!
SM018   EP957
Really!? Mao's Great Cooking Operation!
First broadcast
Japan March 16, 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 関根アユミ Ayumi Sekine
Storyboard 尼野浩正 Hiromasa Amano
Assistant director 大和田淳 Jun Owada
Animation director 篠原隆 Takashi Shinohara
No additional credits are available at this time.

A Seasoned Search! (Japanese: マジィ!?マオのお料理大作戦! Really!? Mao's Great Cooking Operation!) is the 18th episode of the Sun & Moon series, and the 957th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on March 16, 2017 and is scheduled to air in the United States on July 1, 2017, as part of a three-hour special.

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Ash helps Mallow search for a legendary ingredient so she can recreate a traditional Alolan recipe, but Team Rocket is also on the prowl.

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?: Bounsweet (Japan)


Team Rocket's base


Dub edits

In other languages

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SM017 : Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!
Sun & Moon series
SM019 : A Guardian Rematch!
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