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SM039 : Mallow and the Forest Teacher!
Sun & Moon series
SM041 : Mounting an Electrifying Charge!
Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!
SM040   EP979
Ashimari, Osyamari, and the Anch-gry Dadarin!
First broadcast
Japan August 31, 2017
United States November 18, 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 宮田由佳 Yuka Miyata
Storyboard 吉村文宏 Fumihiro Yoshimura
Assistant director 中田誠 Makoto Nakata
Animation director 志村泉 Izumi Shimura
No additional credits are available at this time.

Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence! (Japanese: アシマリ、オシャマリ、いかりのダダリン! Ashimari, Osyamari, and the Anch-gry Dadarin!) is the 40th episode of the Sun & Moon series, and the 979th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on August 31, 2017 and in the United States on November 18, 2017.

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After having little success using the Z-Move Hydro Vortex, Lana and Popplio meet Ida and her Brionne, who use the Z-Move as part of their show and agree to take Lana on as an apprentice! Lana and Popplio train hard—and when Ida’s sweetheart Kanoa returns with reports of sunken treasure, they join the expedition.

The treasure is guarded by a Dhelmise, who’s already annoyed after a run-in with Team Rocket and traps Kanoa’s boat in a powerful Whirlpool. Brionne goes up against it and loses, but after all that training, Popplio is ready. It uses Hydro Vortex to counter Dhelmise’s Whirlpool and send it far away!


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Lana and Popplio are working on their Z-move, but without much success. When performer Ida and her Brionne visit, Lana asks to train with her.

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?: Brionne (US and international), Dhelmise (Japan)



Dub edits

In other languages

SM039 : Mallow and the Forest Teacher!
Sun & Moon series
SM041 : Mounting an Electrifying Charge!
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