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SM026 : So Long, Sophocles!
Sun & Moon series
A Glaring Rivalry!
SM027   EP966
Come Forth! The Red, Red Gaze of Lugarugan!!
First broadcast
Japan May 18, 2017
United States August 19, 2017
English themes
Opening Under The Alolan Sun
Japanese themes
Opening アローラ!!
Ending ポーズ
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 松井亜弥 Aya Matsui
Storyboard 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Assistant director 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Animation director 岩根雅明 Masaaki Iwane
No additional credits are available at this time.

A Glaring Rivalry! (Japanese: 出でよ!紅き眼差しルガルガン!! Come Forth! The Red, Red Gaze of Lugarugan!!) is the 27th episode of the Sun & Moon series, and the 966th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on May 18, 2017 and is scheduled to air in the United States on August 19, 2017.

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A mysterious trainer with a powerful Lycanroc easily defeats Team Skull, and rumors about him spread. Then Lillie reveals that he's her brother!

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?: Lycanroc (Midnight Form) (Japan)



  • Briefly after the Sailor's Blastoise stands up in the fountain, its jaw is miscolored blue.
  • When Ash hugs his Rockruff at night, his shirt is miscolored blue.

Dub edits

In other languages

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SM026 : So Long, Sophocles!
Sun & Moon series
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