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| Big Sky, Small Fry!
Yowashi the Powerhouse, Leader of the Lake!
|| July 6, 2017
| United States
|| September 30, 2017
|| Team Kato
|| 藤咲淳一 Jun'ichi Fujisaku
|| 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
| Assistant director
|| 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
| Animation directors
|| 岩根雅明 Masaaki Iwane
| 志村泉 Izumi Shimura
| No additional credits are available at this time.
Big Sky, Small Fry! (Japanese: ヨワシ強し、池のぬし！ Yowashi the Powerhouse, Leader of the Lake!) is the 33rd episode of the Sun & Moon series, and the 972nd episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on July 6, 2017 and in the United States on September 30, 2017.
While their friends visit Kiawe’s farm, Lana and Ash decide to go fishing. At Olivia’s suggestion, they head to Brooklet Hill, where a Totem Pokémon is rumored to live!
After helping an injured Wishiwashi and catching a Feebas to prove herself to the master fisherman who guards the lake, Lana manages to hook the enormous Totem Pokémon, and the battle begins! The Pokémon is strong, but Lana hangs on with fierce determination—and in its own determination to help her, Popplio learns Aqua Jet! Defeated, the Totem Pokémon scatters into a school of Wishiwashi—and one of them presents Lana with a Water-type Z-Crystal to use with her new Z-Ring!
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Ash and Lana go Pokémon-fishing in a lagoon famous for a certain type of Pokémon. Meanwhile, Kiawe takes everyone else to his family's farm. Ash and Lana happen to meet a fisherman, who states he's been trying to find the mysterious lake Pokemon for several years. He supplies the duo with a boat, and they try to find said monster. Lana is determined to fish and battle this Pokemon.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
Who's That Pokémon?: Wishiwashi (Solo Form)
- Poké Problem: What Pokémon will I battle in today's episode?
- Jessie and Meowth reuse the same lures they used in The Sun, the Scare, the Secret Lair!.
- Popplio holding onto Pikachu while on the fishing boat may be a reference to a similar scene from the film Titanic.
- This episode marks the first time Mega Evolution is referenced in the anime since the end of the XY series.
- Pikachu, Ash, Sophocles, Kiawe, Mallow, Lillie, Lana, and an Alolan Marowak narrate the preview for the next episode.
- The ending animation is updated to include Lana wearing her Z-Ring.
- Ash, Lana, Rotom, and the Master fisherman read the Who's That Pokémon? segment in the English dub.
- During the Titanic reference, when the camera shows Pikachu's mouth, he is talking, but his lips do not move until the very end.
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