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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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As Lana and Popplio work hard to master their Z-Move, they meet Ida, an entertainer who uses her partner Brionne’s Z-Move as part of their act. Ida agrees to teach Lana, but when Ida’s sweetheart arrives with reports of sunken treasure, Lana and her friends join the hunt. They’ll need to be on their toes—the troublesome Team Rocket wants that treasure as well!


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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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