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Sun & Moon series
SM028   EP967
The Fierce Pokébase Match! Aim for a Home Run to Turn the Tide!!
First broadcast
Japan May 25, 2017
United States
English themes
Japanese themes
Opening アローラ!!
Ending ポーズ
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 藤咲淳一 Template:Romanizations/藤咲淳一
Storyboard 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Assistant director 小柴純弥 Template:Romanizations/小柴純弥
Animation director 村田理 Satoshi Murata
No additional credits are available at this time.

(Japanese: 熱闘ポケベース!ねらえ逆転ホームラン!! The Fierce Pokébase Match! Aim for a Home Run to Turn the Tide!!) is the 28th episode of the Sun & Moon series, and the 967th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on May 25, 2017.

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Ash and his friends are ecstatic when the famous Pokébase player and Pokémon School graduate 'Olu'olu comes to umpire a class game of Pokébase.

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?: Snorlax (Japan)


  • Poké Problem: What sport will appear in today's episode?
    • Host: Professor Kukui
    • Choices: PokéSoccer, PokéRugby, PokéBase, PokéPingPong
    • Answer: PokéBase
  • The Electabuzz that appears on the television in this episode has the number "125" on its uniform, which is Electabuzz's number in the National Pokédex.
  • Kiawe and Ash narrate the preview for the next episode.
  • James breaks the fourth wall in this episode when he explains about the ball that Meowth is about to throw. ʻOluʻolu also breaks the fourth wall when he splits the two sides of the screen apart when Jessie was getting angry with Ash, his classmates and some of their Pokémon.
  • Rotom Pokédex narrates the ending of this episode instead of the narrator. However, the narrator narrates the beginning of this episode.


  • When Ash and his classmates and some of their Pokémon celebrate their victory over Team Rocket, the cap on Snowy is missing.
  • When Jessie asks 'Olu'olu for his autograph, her nose is missing.

Dub edits

In other languages

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