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SM057 : The Dex Can't Help It!
Sun & Moon series
SM059 : Tasting the Bitter with the Sweet!
Fighting Back the Tears!
SM058   EP997
Don't Cry, Hidoide!
First broadcast
Japan January 18, 2018
United States May 19, 2018
English themes
Opening Under The Alolan Moon
Japanese themes
Opening アローラ!!
Ending ポーズ
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 関根アユミ Ayumi Sekine
Storyboard 榎本守 Mamoru Enomoto
Assistant director 榎本守 Mamoru Enomoto
Animation directors 田之上慎 Makoto Tanoue
小林ゆかり Yukari Kobayashi
志村泉 Izumi Shimura
No additional credits are available at this time.

Fighting Back the Tears! (Japanese: 泣かないでヒドイデ! Don't Cry, Hidoide!) is the 58th episode of the Sun & Moon series, and the 997th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on January 18, 2018 and in the United States on May 19, 2018.

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After a day of shopping, Team Rocket encounters Mareanie’s first love and mentor, a Mareanie that still has feelings for its former protégé. Filled with jealousy, it evolves into a Toxapex and poisons James! In his poisoned stupor, James decides Mareanie should be with Toxapex instead of with him.

When Mareanie overhears this, its sadness causes it to run away. But Toxapex can’t bear to see Mareanie cry, and it challenges James to a duel to win Mareanie back. After what turns out to be an underwhelming battle, James is victorious, and Mareanie joyously reunites with him and the rest of Team Rocket!


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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?

Who's That Pokémon?: Toxapex



Dub edits

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