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Musashi VS Kojirō! Battlefield of Truth and Love!!
|| July 21, 2019
| United States
|| Team Kato
|| 松井亜弥 Aya Matsui
|| 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: ムサシVSコジロウ！愛と真実のバトルフィールド！！ Musashi VS Kojirō! Battlefield of Truth and Love!!) is the 131st episode of the Sun & Moon series, and the 1,070th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on July 21, 2019.
While his friends offer him support, Sophocles grits his teeth as he waits nervously for his match against Mina to start. Following Ash's suggestion, Sophocles settles down after taking some deep breaths. Lillie asks her older brother Gladion to not hold back during their match, declaring that she wants to demonstrate Snowy's full power. Gladion agrees to the request. Meanwhile, Jessie puts on a dash on lipstick as she imagines her Manalo Conference victory speech. Her opponent James, however is dozing off and Meowth admits they already know who will win, referring back to Jessie’s earlier admittance. Jessie continues to scold James for his lazy approach.
Soon enough, Sophocles's match gets underway. His Vikavolt pursues Mina's Ribombee through the sky. Vikavolt launches a Zap Cannon attack, but Ribombee easily evades it. After a quick dive and change of direction, Ribombee throws a series of Pollen Puffs and strikes Vikavolt several times. After the bombardment, Ribombee tosses Vikavolt into the battlefield with Psychic. Vikavolt makes a quick recovery and heads straight towards Ribombee. It launches another Zap Cannon, but Ribombee again evades. In its moment of disorientation, Vikavolt zips behind and grabs a hold of Ribombee with its mandibles. With its opponent immobilized, Vikavolt claims the round with a close range Signal Beam. Nanu makes the official ruling and declares Sophocles the winner.
As Meowth and Mimikyu continue to serve doughnuts to the hungry Manalo Conference crowd, Jessie and James's match is beginning. Jessie enters the stadium under the pseudonym "Musasina" with Wobbuffet by her side, and her profile statement is read out to the crowd. Though for James, going by the name "Dekojiro", the announcer declares that no profile was submitted. Jessie realizes that she forgot to send the profile in, though considers it a good sign that the match will be in her favor. Nanu signals for the sixth match to begin. James's Mareanie starts things off with a Spike Cannon. Wobbuffet, however, deflects the move with ease. James orders Mareanie to use Sludge Bomb, but Wobbuffet simply reflects the attack back with Mirror Coat. Wobbuffet's defenses continue to prevent any damage, however both sides are beginning to look exhausted. James realizes that the match will continue to wage on, so he whispers to Mareanie to pretend to be incapacitated. Though seeing Mareanie's kind eyes, James erupts with determination and orders a Spike Cannon. Jessie is a gasp as the attack comes ever closer. Wobbuffet manages to Counter in time, but Mareanie's continued onslaught eventually causes the defensive barrier to weaken. In a massive explosion, Wobbuffet is thrown into the air and is knocked out as he hits the battlefield. Jessie falls to her knees as her path to fame becomes even more distant. James, however, cheer and Mareanie poisons him as a sign of her endearment.
Next, Kiawe and Acerola call out their Pokémon, Marowak and Rapooh respectively. Acerola orders a Shadow Ball, though the attack is destroyed by Marowak's Bonemerang. Rapooh shudders momentarily before launching a Shadow Punch. Marowak emerges unscathed as it manages to block the attack with a Shadow Bone. Rapooh retaliates with another Shadow Punch. As it launches the attack, Marowak's Bonemerang narrowly misses its target. The Shadow Punch strikes Marowak, who is then immobilized by Rapooh's Ability, Cursed Body. Acerola orders Rapooh to use Thief and it promptly steals Marowak's bone club, instantly limiting Marowak's move set. Rapooh takes the opportunity to lash Marowak with a Shadow Ball and Shadow Punch. As Rapooh readies another Shadow Punch, Marowak is freed from Cursed Body and slams into its opponent with Iron Head. The impact winds Rapooh, who then absorbs Marowak into its body. Soon enough, Marowak emerges from Rapooh's body with its bone club in hand. Acerola is unfazed as she calls for a Shadow Ball. Marowak retaliates, batting the Shadow Ball back at Rapooh before striking it with a Shadow Bone attack. Rapooh hits the field and Hapu promptly award Kiawe the victory, allowing him to advance to the next round.
The announcer excitedly declares that next up is a sibling showdown between Gladion and Lillie. Lusamine, with pom poms in hand, and her staff cheer Lillie on, much to Lillie's embarrassment. Lillie has Snowy summon a Hail, instantly changing the battle conditions to suit Snowy's Ice typing. Gladion quickly orders Umbreon to attack with Dark Pulse though Snowy is uninjured as she hid amongst the growing frost. Gladion is mildly impressed by Snowy's Snow Cloak Ability, admitting that Lillie is growing as a Trainer. He orders a Shadow Ball, which smashes through Snowy’s Aurora Veil defenses and strikes its target. As the Hail conditions fade, Lillie decides for a more drastic measure, her Z-Move. Lillie executes her Z-Pose perfectly and Snowy lashes Umbreon with Subzero Slammer. Umbreon, however, emerges fine and knocks Snowy out with a super effective Iron Tail. As Lillie comforts Snowy in her arms, Hapu announces that Gladion is the winner. Lusamine is particularly proud of her two children, admitting she wishes her husband Mohn could be there to watch.
That night, the round two match ups are revealed on the Pokémon Center screen as: Gladion versus Dekojiro, Ash and Hau, Kiawe is up against Sophocles while Guzma will battle Lana. Hau is particularly excited by the match up, with his Decidueye and Ash's Rowlet exchanging a series of fighting words. Rowlet is so stirred up that it flies out of the Center to call for its family. As it soars, it notices a wild Wingull passing by and promptly orders it to deliver the all-important message.
The match-ups of the second round
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
Who's That Pokémon?: Decidueye (Japan)
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