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Sun & Moon series
SM113   EP1052
A New Program!? Melody of the Small Koiking
First broadcast
Japan March 17, 2019
United States
English themes
Japanese themes
Opening キミの冒険
Ending 心のノート
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 平出尚人 Template:Romanizations/平出尚人
Storyboard 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Assistant director 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Animation directors 岩根雅明 Masaaki Iwane
志村泉 Izumi Shimura
No additional credits are available at this time.

(Japanese: 新番組!?小さなコイキングのメロディ A New Program!? Melody of the Small Koiking) is the 113th episode of the Sun & Moon series, and the 1,052nd episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on March 17, 2019.

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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?: Magikarp (Koi-chan) (Japan)


The Bruce Lee reference
  • Poké Problem: Where do we go in today's episode?
  • The Japanese title of the episode is a reference to the Japanese title of the 1971 British film Melody, which was a huge hit in Japan.
  • The episode number on the clapperboard seen during the filming of (Japanese 小さなコイキングのメロディ The Small Koiking's Melody) is "#113", referencing this episode's number.
  • (Japanese: サンサン三人はアローラドリンキュン SanSan Trio Alola DrinKyun), the show Mallow, Lana, and Lillie appear in, takes cues from magical girl anime and manga, such as the Sailor Moon and Pretty Cure franchises.
    • The motifs of the DrinKyun girls in their transformed personas appear to be based on Roserade Tea, Soda Pop, and Pinap Juice.
  • The opening animation is updated to include Ash's Meltan.
  • The man surrounded by Fighting-type Pokémon and wearing a yellow jumpsuit is a reference to actor Bruce Lee and the jumpsuit he wore in the incomplete martial arts film Game of Death.
  • When being proposed a role in a TV show, Lillie references her role in the school play from Lillier and the Staff!. Jessie also uses her alias (Japanese: ムサバーバラ Musabarbara) from the same episode.
  • When Jessie is summoned for her auditions, she is referred to as "number 634". Using a type of Japanese wordplay called Goroawase, these numbers can be read as "mu-sa-shi", spelling out Jessie's Japanese name. A similar wordplay was used in The Ultimate Test.
  • Jessie, James, Meowth, and Wobbuffet narrate the preview for the next episode.


Dub edits

In other languages

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