Toxapex reappears and James chooses to let Mareanie go to be with Toxapex, but Toxapex challenges James to a battle for Mareanie. After a very heart-to-heart talk, Professors Kukui and Burnet have something very important to tell Ash. In a final head-to-head clash, Torracat is defeated, but is determined to defeat Incineroar someday. Ano ko ni ai ni doko made mo! Her Mimikyu flies after them and tries to rescue Acerola, but fails. When Kahuna Nanu sees that Team Rocket is battling to rescue his young friend, he lends them a Z-Ring—and after the battle, Acerola gives them a special Z-Crystal for Mimikyu! A game of Nebby Hide-and-Seek decides whether the boys or the girls get to sleep up in the loft where Ash usually sleeps, and a fast-paced game of Z-Move Pose, One-Two-Three literally goes up in flames when Kiawe gets over-excited and uses his Z-move.
Impressed, Tapu Bulu agrees to train them. Krookodile deliberately dirties Lycanroc, but Lycanroc keeps its temper, takes Krookodile down with the newly-learned move Counter after several unsuccessful Accelerock and finally defeats it. The Rocket-Dan group fails to capture the Ultra Beast, but after Solgaleo also appears and is able to free Lunala, they turn their attention on the two Legendary Pokémon. Nanu's final Pokémon is an Alolan Persian, but this time both Ash and Lycanroc are goaded to the point where Lycanroc loses its temper again and attacks Ash! Rowlet spots Pikachu and Poipole playing, but, thinking that Pikachu is being attacked, charges in. The next day, Ash brings the gang to meet Mina and see her paintings.
When Nina from the pancake restaurant stops by to wish Ulu good luck, he vows to win for her sake. When Satoshi drops his Grass-Z crystal and is distracted, Fukuthrow defeats Mokuroh. Cerah re-appears and tells them about a competition being held the next day, which excites their interest; she takes them to a practice course and they try Pokémon Sledding, but Lillie is thrown from her sled and loses her confidence. Team Rocket attempts to catch Celesteela as the Ultra Guardians try to protect it, and Team Rocket is almost incinerated as Celesteela begins to launch itself. Their reunion is interrupted when Glazio agrees to battle Satoshi, with Midnight-type Lugarugan vs. Although initially refusing, Nanu reluctantly agrees to a battle to see if Ash is skilled enough. But Nanu, the island kahuna, has other ideas and leads Ash to believe someone else is the kahuna.
In response to Lillie's feelings, Nebby teleports her, Ash, Pikachu, Snowy and Rotom to places where Lillie has happy memories of when she and Gladion were children. They are finally transported to the lab level on Aether Paradise, where their arrival is spotted by both Faba and Team Rocket, while in Lusamine's office Gladion confronts his mother about Sivally and Faba. Silvally's helmet shatters and when it rescues Lillie from Alakazam, she remembers how Faba had released an Ultra Beast from a wormhole which had attacked her and how Silvally had saved her then. Chasing after a runaway Snowy, Lillie is almost run over by a Pokémon Sled ridden by a girl named Cerah and her Alolan Ninetales. During the match, Torracat learns to use Revenge and defeats both Magmortar and Electivire! November 2, 2017 2017-11-02 March 28, 2018 Lillie's day does not begin well, as Lusamine has instructed Hobbes to videotape all of her interactions with Snowy and other Pokémon. Now the gang must escape Mumargi's traps before Ho and Sui are whisked away forever; maybe Principal Okido's Nekkoala can help! Faba unleashes a Hypno and a Alakazam, both of whom easily defeat Gladion's Lycanroc and Umbreon. Nanu's second Pokémon is Sableye, who has a powerful Shadow Claw move but is eventually defeated by Lycanroc's Stone Edge, the whole battle being watched by Tapu Bulu who drops a berry to give Lycanroc needed energy.
Frightened, Poipole disables Rowlet with a Poison attack. At the Center, the Nurse Joy that works there has a bad cold, so Ash and the others decide to do her duties for her. In , it debuted on March 10, 2018 on Teletoon. Ash is ready to undergo his third Island Trial, but first he has to find Island Kahuna Nanu. Ash, Mallow and Lana eventually find Drampa, but Team Rocket tries to capture Drampa using probably their most embarrassing disguises ever, but Drampa is not fooled and literally blows them away, and everyone settles down to a snack of Bittersweet berries. You Are Our Ultra Guardians! Gengar offers all of the stolen items to Acerola as gifts, but she refuses to accept them, as they are stolen, and Gengar in a temper tries to possess Acerola, but Team Rocket has been following and Jessie's Mimikyu attacks Gengar with James secretly retrieving their Darkinium-Z crystal.
Masked Royal and Incineroar appear and announce that Incineroar wants to challenge Litten to a battle, and Litten accepts. The pair eventually stumbles upon the Pokemon School, an institution where students come to learn more about these fascinating creatures. Ash and friends are given a tour which includes Lusamine's mansion, where Lusamine is constantly too distracted by phone calls and business to even try to be a proper hostess and Team Rocket is forced to serve snacks. Before the match can even begin, Incineroar is attacked by three other Pokémon: a Muk, a Poliwrath and a Golem, while Masked Royal is restrained by the other Revengers trainers. The old man who is actually Island Kahuna Nanu gives James a Z-ring and he uses the Z-move Black Hole Eclipse with Mareanie to defeat Gengar.
In New Zealand, it debuted on March 1, 2018 on 's video-on-demand service. November 23, 2017 2017-11-23 March 31, 2018 As everyone tries to come to grips with Lusamine's disappearance, Ash is worried that the newly evolved Nebby is completely dormant. When Nina from the pancake restaurant stops by to wish Ulu good luck, he vows to win for her sake. This season follows the continuing adventures of Ash and his classmates at the Pokémon school in the Alola region. The next day, Viren returns and Kiawe challenges him again, with the farm on the line.
Ash and Pikachu accompany the girls back to the forest, and as they search for the mysterious Pokémon, which Rotom-Dex eventually identifies as a Drampa, the girls tell him the story about how they were lost in the woods and were helped by Drampa. While the others try to find their way out, Lillie, Sophocles, and Mallow discover a group of Alolan Sandshrew in training. When Meowth accidentally reveals how the cages can be opened by the buttons on their tops, Steenee tries to stomp on then and evolves into Tsareena! With Ash and his other Pokémon's help, Litten starts special training. A Solganium Z-crystal appears and is given to Ash, but its unusual shape won't fit in his Z-ring. That evening, when Poipole paints an image on the ceiling, Rotom recognizes it as that of the Blinding One seen in one of Acerola's library books back on Ula'ula Island. However, Team Rocket overhear part of the story and they decide to go after the Pokémon as well. He wants to buy the farm so he can destroy it and build a resort hotel on the land.