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Connect to the Future! The Legend of the Radiant One!!
|| September 13, 2018
| United States
|| Team Kato
|| 米村正二 Shōji Yonemura
|| 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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- 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
Who's That Pokémon?: Necrozma (Japan)
- Poké Problem: The Pokémon that we call the "Blinding One" is...?
- This was the last episode to air on a Thursday at 6:55 PM in Japan; starting with the following episode, new episodes began to air on Sundays at 6:00 PM on TV Tokyo.
- The Japanese title for this episode is a reference to the opening Future Connection.
- The three female Trainers with a Sableye, Pikachu, and Eevee, respectively, are based on the singers in the band that performs the opening Future Connection, ЯeaL.
- This is the first main series episode where the mother and daughter have appeared.
- The Pokémon Sun and Moon Champion and Elite Four themes are used as insert songs.
- The episode's title was not showcased on a title card and was not read out.
- When Team Rocket decides to share their light with Necrozma, James recites a line from their original motto.
- The Who's That Pokémon? solution segment uses an alternate music in this episode.
- Unlike most episodes, the opening credits were not shown until when Future Connection was played during the flashbacks of Ash's time with Poipole near the end of the episode.
- In addition, there was no title card for this episode. Instead, the episode title was displayed on top of a scene of the episode itself.
- Ash and his classmates reference the lyrics of Alola!! at the end of the episode.
- Ash's Pikachu, Ash, and Kiawe narrate the preview of the next episode.
- 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.