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SM029 : Lulled to La-La Land!
Sun & Moon series
SM031 : The Island Whisperer!
The Ol' Raise and Switch!
SM030   EP969
Lilie, Take Good Care of Pikachu
First broadcast
Japan June 15, 2017
United States September 9, 2017
English themes
Opening Under The Alolan Sun
Japanese themes
Opening めざせポケモンマスター -20th Anniversary-
Ending ポーズ
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 面出明美 Akemi Omode
Storyboard 神谷純 Jun Kamiya
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.

The Ol' Raise and Switch! (Japanese: リーリエ、ピカチュウをかわいがってあげてね Lilie, Take Good Care of Pikachu) is the 30th episode of the Sun & Moon series, and the 969th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on June 15, 2017 and is scheduled to air in the United States on September 9, 2017.

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Ash and his friends switch Pokémon for two days for a class assignment. Ash takes Snowy to his house while Pikachu goes home with Lillie.

Major events

  • Lillie becomes able to touch Pikachu.
  • Ash battles Lillie, although the end result is left unknown.
For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.


Pokémon debuts



Dare da?


Who's That Pokémon?: Steenee (Japan)



  • When Lillie gets scared when she tries to touch Pikachu, Pikachu is shown eating using his right paw, but in the next shot, he is shown eating using his left.

Dub edits

In other languages

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SM029 : Lulled to La-La Land!
Sun & Moon series
SM031 : The Island Whisperer!
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