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SM038 : Mimikyu Unmasked!
Sun & Moon series
SM040 : Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!
Mallow and the Forest Teacher!
SM039   EP978
Mao Runs Away from Home and Yareyuutan!
First broadcast
Japan August 24, 2017
United States November 11, 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 藤咲淳一 Jun'ichi Fujisaku
Storyboard 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.

Mallow and the Forest Teacher! (Japanese: 家出のマオとヤレユータン! Mao Runs Away from Home and Yareyuutan!) is the 39th episode of the Sun & Moon series, and the 978th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on August 24, 2017 and in the United States on November 11, 2017.

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Mallow is excited when her family restaurant is featured on TV—but it comes with a rush of customers, and her dad is too busy talking to the reporter to help. Eventually, she gets overwhelmed and storms off into the forest, where she falls and hurts her leg!

Mallow wakes up in the care of a kindly Oranguru, who offers her a Pinap Juice, a sympathetic ear—and a battle partner when Team Rocket steals her Steenee! When Mallow’s dad comes to find her, he happily greets Oranguru, who’s an old friend, and then apologizes to Mallow for taking all her hard work for granted.


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Feeling unappreciated at her family restaurant, Mallow runs away. While her friends and Team Rocket search for her, she meets an Oranguru.

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?: Oranguru



Dub edits

In other languages

SM038 : Mimikyu Unmasked!
Sun & Moon series
SM040 : Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!
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