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| Turning Heads and Training Hard!
Ilima and Eievui IliMake Their Entrance!!
|| March 8, 2018
| United States
|| August 6, 2018
|| Team Kato
|| 宮田由佳 Yuka Miyata
|| 傳沙織 Saori Den
| Assistant director
|| 毛利和昭 Kazuaki Mōri
| Animation directors
|| 伊藤典子 Noriko Ito
| 八田木瀧 Taki Yatagi
| No additional credits are available at this time.
Turning Heads and Training Hard! (Japanese: イリマとイーブイまイリマす！！ Ilima and Eievui IliMake Their Entrance!!) is the 65th episode of the Sun & Moon series, and the 1,004th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on March 8, 2018 and in New Zealand on July 4, 2018, and is scheduled to air in Canada on July 28, 2018, and in the United States on August 6, 2018.
In a carpark, Kagetora and Ilima have a battle between their two Eevee. Kagetora's Eevee uses Take Down. Ilima's Eevee dodges and scores a direct hit with Swift. Kagetora is forced to recall his now-fainted Pokémon and compliments Ilima before he gives him an Eevium Z.
Meanwhile, Ash and his classmates are at the Pokémon School practicing their moves. Professor Kukui referees the match between Ash and Torracat against Kiawe and his Turtonator. Torracat runs towards Turtonator with a Flame Charge, though the foe responds with a defensive Dragon Tail. Kukui calls for the battle to end, and the two Trainers praise their Pokémon's efforts. The other students walk to Ash's side and comment on Torracat's acquired strength since it evolved. Mallow wonders which Pokémon will evolve next. Sophocles settles his bouncing Togedemaru and states that it cannot evolve. Sophocles's attention turns to Ash, and he queries as to why Pikachu hasn't evolved yet. Ash replies that Pikachu is fine as he is, and they have made that decision.
Girls' screams turns the students' attention to Ilima's unexpected arrival. He runs over to Professor Kukui, whom is surprised by the visit. Ilima replies that he arrived in the morning to attend to a few things. Mallow addresses Ash's curiosity, stating Ilima is a school graduate. The bells rings and Kukui dismisses the class. The students are now sitting behind their desks, informing Lillie and Ash about the legends of Ilima; considered the best student in the school's history. Ilima skipped multiple grades before flying to the Kalos region for further study. He also has a school-based fan club, which spreads rumors that he was responsible for half of Principal Oak's office trophies. Ilima could apparently make Komala's eyes open, this makes the students and Rotom Pokédex to speculate what Komala's eyes look like.
Meanwhile, Ilima is sitting in the Principal's office with Samson Oak and Professor Kukui. Samson samples Ilima's souvenir, some Lumiose Galettes. Ilima describes his Kalos experience as stimulating, with many strong Trainers. Kukui announces his plans to establish a Pokémon League in the Alola region and invites Ilima to attend it when it's completed, because of his experience. Ilima graciously accepts the offer. The conversation ends with a knock at the door from Ash and his friends. The group request Ilima demonstrate his legendary reputation. Ilima is startled at first before being escorted by the students to the bell tower. Hoping to see Komala's open eyes, Rotom's turns its camera on to record the find. Komala's ears twitch and it rolls immediately towards Ilima. Its face twitches when it hears Ilima's voice before it returns to its resting place under the bell, much to everyone's disappointment. However, Rotom persists, only to be knocked away by Komala.
Unbeknownst to the group, Zipp peers through a set of binoculars, focusing in on Ilima before driving away. Zipp meets up with Tupp and Rapp, who are talking amongst themselves in an alleyway. Zipp confirms the rumors regarding Ilima's arrival. Tupp accuses Ilima of stealing something from him, and orders Zipp and Rapp to notify the others about Ilima's arrival.
At the school, Ilima is surprised by the out-of-control nature of the rumors. He officially confirms that Komala has always been sleeping, much to Rotom's disappointment. However, Ilima is able to half-confirm the story about him jumping from the large tree. The class, now in swimwear, examine the large tree and nearby lake from the ground. Sophocles explains the concept of a PokéDive; the water sport involves a Trainer and Pokémon jumping and diving together. Lana and Popplio take the first dive. Ash and Pikachu eagerly make their way to a taller jump point. The dive looks promising, though the two lose their form after colliding mid-air, they are injured from hitting the water’s surface. Next, Kiawe and his Marowak wave to the crowd below before Kiawe makes a solo dive. However, Marowak remains on the diving platform shaking because of a fear of water. The jumps progress onto more acrobatic moves, with Mallow and Sophocles also having a go.
With everyone's encouragement, Ilima agrees to jump. Ilima performs a handstand on the highest diving board before falling into a somersaulting descent with Eevee. The exhibition and well synced display amazes the students. Sophocles comments that perhaps the dive would have been better if Eevee had evolved into a Vaporeon. Ilima responds that evolution is a way to increase a Pokémon's power, but Eevee already possesses its own abilities. Ilima pulls out his Z-Ring from his back pocket, and the students run towards Ilima to get a better look. The Z-Crystal appears strange to the student. Lillie identifies it as an Eevium-Z and Ilima replies that it was one of the reasons for his visit. Ilima affirms he has no intention of evolving Eevee, and that the Z-Crystal will make it stronger. Ash agrees with Ilima's statement, with striking similarities between their relationships with their Pokémon. Ash explains this is his central motivation for undertaking the island challenges of Alola. Ash, hoping to see Eevee's power, challenges Ilima to a battle. Ilima gladly accepts the request.
Ilima's fans emerge and start cheering for their idol, and in response, Ash's classmates decide to cheer him on. As the match is about to begin several Team Skull grunts ride into the school on their motorcycles. Ilima confronts Tupp and demands they leave the school's grounds. Tupp criticizes Ilima for not evolving his plain Normal-type Eevee. Tupp brags about how his male Salandit is due to evolve any day now because of its battle experience. Ilima queries who Tupp is, much to his shock. Tupp clarifies, with a flashback to his time as a student that Ilima stole his luck with women. The trio of girls who were impressed with Tupp for already having a Pokémon, an Alolan Grimer, are quickly distracted by Ilima and his Eevee's cuteness. Tupp, dressed in new shades and jewelry. However, his attempts to catch the girls attention is squandered by Ilima's appearance. With the revelation, Ilima sincerely apologises. However Tupp replies that the apology is unacceptable and many of his fellow grunts share similar sentiments against good-looking guys like Ilima for ruining their luck with women. The grunts call out their Pokémon, including a Spinarak, Golbat, Yungoos, Drowzee, Houndour, Ekans, Alolan Rattata, Scraggy, and Alolan Raticate.
Ilima tells Ash and friends to stay back as the Team Skull grunts are angry with him. He calls on his Eevee's assistance and uses its Quick Attack to run through the horde of Team Skull Pokémon. Eevee performs Baby-Doll Eyes, causing both the grunts and their Pokémon to become immobilised with hearts in their eyes, followed by Swift attack. The attack hits its mark, leaving only Zipp, Tupp and Rapp standing. The remaining trio call upon their Pokémon, Zubat, Garbodor and Salandit. Eevee manages to dodge Garbodor's Venoshock and Zubat's Wing Attack, though it is hit by Salandit's Flame Burst. Ilima interrupts the trio's early celebration, and Eevee jumps back up. Ilima explains that despite the plain nature of the Normal type, its one advantage is its few weaknesses.
Ilima forms the Eevium-Z pose, calling upon Eevee's friends for assistance. Eevee's cry echoes across Melemele Island, with all of its evolutions running to its aid, and a Vaporeon emerges from the school's water in time. The Pokémon assemble, lending their elemental powers to Eevee, who uses Extreme Evoboost to increase its stat abilities. All of the female Team Skull grunts are immobilized and dazzled by Eevee's cute display. Before Tupp and Zipp can attack, Eevee fires its Last Resort at them. The impact sends the Team Skull grunts flying across the sky, with the females bidding "Sir Ilima" farewell. Ilima's fans cheer for him and Eevee's evolved forms depart. Ilima tells Ash that they will have a match some other time. Sophocles now understands Ilima's thoughts on unevolved Pokémon and strength.
Later, the group and Ilima are served pancakes in a café by an Alolan Raichu. Everyone except Ilima has toppings on their pancake. Lana notes that for Ilima, simplicity is best, which he agrees.
- Ash and Lillie meet Ilima for the first time.
- Ash challenges Ilima to a battle, but they are interrupted by the arrival of Team Skull before the battle can properly begin.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
Who's That Pokémon?: Grimer (Alola Form) (US and international), Eevee (Japan)
- When most of the Team Skull Grunt's Pokémon were shown knocked out from Ilima's Eevee's Swift, the spirals on a Grunt's Alolan Raticate's eyes are colored white like its cheeks instead of black.
- When Sylveon is running across a meadow as Ilima's Eevee is using Extreme Evoboost, its ears are colored white instead of pink.
- When the Eeveelutions stand behind Ilima, Glaceon's sherpa cap is miscolored.
Raticate's white spiral eyes
Glaceon's miscolored sherpa cap
- In the English dub, the cause of Tupp's vendetta against Ilima is changed to him getting older.
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