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Birth! The Alola Champion!!
|| September 15, 2019
| United States
|| Team Kato
|| 藤咲淳一 Jun'ichi Fujisaku
|| 毛利和昭 Kazuaki Mōri
| Assistant director
|| 毛利和昭 Kazuaki Mōri
| Animation director
|| 山﨑玲愛 Reina Yamazaki
| No additional credits are available at this time.
(Japanese: 誕生！アローラの覇者！！ Birth! The Alola Champion!!) is the 139th episode of the Sun & Moon series, and the 1,078th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on September 15, 2019.
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- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
Who's That Pokémon?: Lycanroc (Dusk Form) (Japan)
- Poké Problem: The last Pokémon standing in today's battle is...?
- The opening animation is updated to include Ash's Melmetal.
- Type: Wild is used as an insert song when Ash and Gladion reminisce about the history of the rivalry between their respective Lycanroc.
- This is the first time Ash beats Gladion in a battle, as previously, either Ash has lost against Gladion or their battle was interrupted.
- This marks the first time that Ash has won a Pokémon League Conference, as well as the first time he has won a game-original League.
- This episode features the following flashbacks of Ash's Lycanroc and Gladion's Lycanroc:
- This episode first aired just under a week shy of the twentieth anniversary of Ash's first Pokémon League victory.
- Also, Ash's League victories both take place in a setting that consists of a tropical archipelago featuring regional variants of Pokémon and is overseen by a team of four primary Trainers that must be battled in the lead-up to the main competition. However, unlike the Orange Crew, the Island Kahunas are not necessarily required to be battled in order to qualify for entry.
- During the Japanese Who's That Pokémon? segment, a more serious theme, based on There's Trouble!, is used instead of the normal title card jingle.
- Meowth, Jessie, James, and Wobbuffet all narrate the preview for the next episode.
In other languages