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Sun & Moon series
SM090   EP1029
Connect to the Future! The Legend of the Radiant One!!
First broadcast
Japan September 13, 2018
United States
English themes
Japanese themes
Opening 未来コネクション
Ending ジャリボーイ・ジャリガール
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 米村正二 Shōji Yonemura
Storyboard 毛利和昭 Kazuaki Mōri
Assistant director 毛利和昭 Kazuaki Mōri
Animation directors 村田理 Osamu Murata
安田周平 Shūhei Yasuda
No additional credits are available at this time.

(Japanese: 未来へつなげ!かがやきさまの伝説!! Connect to the Future! The Legend of the Radiant One!!) is the 90th episode of the Sun & Moon series, and the 1,029th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on September 13, 2018.

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Major events

Poipole waving goodbye
  • The Ultra Guardians' attempt to make Necrozma separate from Nebby by using their Z-Moves fails, as it instead absorbs the Z-Power to power itself up.
  • Professor Kukui defeats Gozu, but at the cost of revealing to Faba that he is the Masked Royal.
    • Professor Kukui asks Faba to keep his identity a secret from his students.
  • The Matori Matrix attempts to travel to Ultra Space through an Ultra Wormhole, but are stopped by Tapu Koko, forcing them to retreat.
  • Necrozma reverts back to its normal form, thus separating from Nebby, after it gathers the light sent to it by the Ultra Guardians, their Pokémon, and all of the people and Pokémon of Alola.
  • Gladion receives a Lunalium Z from Lunala.
  • Ash and Gladion perform Nebby and Lunala's Z-Moves, respectively, to give Necrozma enough Ultra Aura and revert it back to its original Ultra form.
  • Necrozma brings the light back to Poipole's home world, restoring it to its former state.
  • Poipole chooses to stay in its home world, so Ash leaves it behind.
  • The Ultra Guardians, Nebby, and Lunala return to Alola.
For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.



Main series debuts

Pokémon debuts



Dare da?


Who's That Pokémon?: Necrozma (Japan)



  • When Matori contacts Gozu near the start of the episode, the Matori Matrix symbol on his hat is drawn with only one M.
  • In one of the previews shown for this episode, Gladion sends out his Lycanroc in a normal Poké Ball instead of an Ultra Ball.

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