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(Japanese: '''サトシ、時を超えた出会い!''' ''{{tt|Satoshi|Ash}}, Encounter Beyond Time!'') is the 125th episode of the {{series|Sun & Moon}}, and the 1,064th episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It first aired in Japan on June 9, 2019<!-- and is scheduled to air in the United States on *day*-->.
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'''A Timeless Encounter!''' (Japanese: '''サトシ、時を超えた出会い!''' ''{{tt|Satoshi|Ash}}, Encounter Beyond Time!'') is the 125th episode of the {{series|Sun & Moon}}, and the 1,064th episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It first aired in Japan on June 9, 2019 and in the United States on October 12, 2019.
 
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<i>While Ash and his Pokémon train for the upcoming Alola Pokémon League, they accidentally startle a nearby Celebi. The Mythical Pokémon flees back in time—and brings Ash and Torracat with it! Unaware that he’s in the past, Ash meets a young boy who, unbeknownst to him, is actually a younger Professor Kukui. The boy wants to learn about Pokémon moves, and Ash and Torracat demonstrate some of their skills, even receiving a Firium Z from a Totem Trevenant. But the fun suddenly ends when Celebi transports our hero back to the present day. Ash wonders where the boy went, but he’s also happy to see all his Pokémon again!</i>
   
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
A {{p|Celebi}} flies through a [[Time Ripple|time ripple]] and stumbles across {{Ash}} and his Pokémon in the middle of a practice {{pkmn|battle}}. {{AP|Pikachu}} unleashes a powerful {{m|Thunderbolt}}, though {{AP|Rowlet}} flies around and evades the attack. It replies with a {{m|Seed Bomb}}, however its [[Everstone]] strikes a tree before ricocheting back into Rowlet's head. Rowlet hits Ash's face in its dizzied state. {{Rotom}} notices that everyone appears excited and Ash replies that the {{al|Pokémon League}} is just around the corner.
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A {{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Celebi}} flies through a [[Time Ripple|time ripple]] and stumbles across {{Ash}} and his Pokémon while they are in the middle of a practice {{pkmn|battle}}. Meanwhile, over at the Professors' residence, [[Professor Burnet]] shows {{an|Professor Kukui|her husband}} one of his childhood photos. Kukui is embarrassed by it, admitting that he was only five years old at the time, but Burnet finds it adorable. He asks where she found it and Burnet pulls out an old book she found in a storage closet. Kukui is thrilled to see his old "Book of Pokémon Super [[Move]]s" and reminisces about the times he used to spend watching [[Hala]]'s battles. He reveals that, as a child, he tried to challenge Hala, but the [[Island Kahuna]] admitted that he was still too young at the time. Kukui, however, was unfazed and proudly showed off his [[Firium Z]]. Burnet then spots the {{TP|Professor Kukui|Litten}} in the photo, and Kukui explains that Litten was actually his parent's Pokémon.
   
Over at the Professors' residence, [[Professor Burnet]] shows {{an|Professor Kukui|her husband}} one of his childhood photos. Kukui is embarrassed by it, admitting that he was only five years old at the time, however Burnet finds it incredibly adorable. He queries where she found it and Burnet pulls out an old book she found in a storage closet. Kukui is thrilled to see his old "Super Pokémon [[Move]] Index" guidebook and reminisces about the times he used to spend watching [[Hala]]'s battles. As a child Kukui challenged Hala, however the [[Island Kahuna]] admitted that he was still too young at the time. Kukui was unfazed and proudly showed off his [[Firium Z]]. Burnet's attention soon turns to the {{TP|Professor Kukui|Litten}} also featured in the photo, and Kukui explains that Litten was actually his parent's Pokémon.
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Meanwhile, {{AP|Torracat}} uses {{m|Fire Blast}} and {{AP|Lycanroc}} counters with {{m|Stone Edge}}. The resulting explosion whips up a powerful gust that prompts Celebi to [[time travel]] in order to escape. However, it also accidentally transports Ash and Torracat into the past along with it. Torracat encounters a Litten and recognizes it as Kukui's Incineroar, after which a younger Kukui emerges from the bushes. Kukui is thrilled to see a Torracat in person and tries to pat it, but Torracat is intimidated and distances itself. As Ash pats Torracat to settle it down, Kukui spots Ash's [[Z-Power Ring]] and asks if he is participating in the [[island challenge]]. Kukui shows off his own Firium Z and Ash admits that he doesn't even have that [[Z-Crystal]] yet. The young Kukui declares himself the winner before asking Ash to show him a fully-fledged {{m|Inferno Overdrive}}. Though initially hesitant, Ash borrows Kukui's Firium Z and aims it an attack at a rock. Ash takes a moment to recall how {{an|Kiawe}} performs the [[Z-Move]] and, to his surprise, his own attempt at it works. The Inferno Overdrive destroys the rock into small fragments, astounding Kukui, who gives Ash the nickname "Move Kahuna". He then challenges Ash to a battle, and Ash accepts.
   
Meanwhile Ash's training session wages on. {{AP|Torracat}} uses a {{m|Fire Blast}} attack and {{AP|Lycanroc}} counters with {{m|Stone Edge}}. The resulting explosion whips up a powerful gust which triggers Celebi to [[time travel]] to escape, however it also accidentally transports Ash and Torracat into the past along with it. Ash calls out to Lycanroc and Pikachu, only to get no response. Torracat begins hissing at something in the nearby bushes, and a Litten soon reveals itself. Oddly enough, Torracat appears to recognize the Litten as Kukui's Incineroar, and soon enough, a young boy, the future Professor Kukui, emerges from the bushes. Kukui is thrilled to see a Torracat in-person and tries to pat it, however Torracat steps back and begins raising the hairs on its back in anger. As Ash pats Torracat to settle it, Kukui spots Ash's [[Z-Power Ring]] and asks if he is taking part in the [[island challenge]]. Kukui shows off his own Firium Z and Ash admits that he doesn't even have that [[Z-Crystal]] yet. The young Kukui declares himself the winner before asking Ash to show him a fully-fledged {{m|Inferno Overdrive}}. Ash has his doubts, but Torracat reassures him otherwise. He borrows Kukui's Firium Z and prepares to aim an attack at a rock, which he seems to not remember. Ash takes a moment to recall how {{an|Kiawe}} performs the [[Z-Move]] and, to his own surprise, his own attempt at it works. The Inferno Overdrive destroys the target rock into small fragments. Kukui is thrilled by powerful display and gives Ash the nickname "Move King". He then challenges Ash to a battle, and he happily accepts.
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As a crowd of [[wild Pokémon]] assembles around them, Ash nicknames Kukui "Roarie" because of his signature {{p|Incineroar}} hat, which Kukui accepts. He orders Litten to use {{m|Ember}}, but Torracat swats away the move with its front paw before using {{m|Flame Charge}} and following up with Fire Blast. Roarie struggles to think of a counterattack, but Litten is quickly knocked out. He starts crying at his loss, but Litten begins licking his face to cheer him up. Ash walks over and tells Roarie that they can battle another time, but Roarie claims using Fire Blast was unfair. Ash admits that it was Roarie who wanted a full-power battle but says there is always the chance of Roarie winning next time. The advice invigorates Roarie, who tells Litten that they will continue to get strong enough to beat the Move King.
   
A crowd of [[wild Pokémon]] have assembled. Ash whispers to Torracat to go easy on the young boy's Litten, however Kukui demands not to be treated like a kid. Ash adheres to the young boy's request and agrees to use full power moves only. He nicknames the boy "Gao" because of his signature {{p|Incineroar}} hat. Kukui takes the nickname in his stride as he issues his first attack, an {{m|Ember}}. Torracat simply swats away the move with its front paw before with a {{m|Flame Charge}}. Ash orders a follow-up Fire Blast. Gao struggles to think of a counter attack and soon Litten is knocked out. He tears at his loss, but Litten begins licking his face to cheer him up. Ash walks over and congratulates Litten on its efforts, and the little {{type|Fire}} smiles back. He tells Gao that they can battle another time, but Gao declares that using fire Blast was unfair. Ash admits that it was Gao who wanted a full power battle. The young boy is upset by his loss, but Ash declares that there is always the chance he can win next time. The advice instantly perks Gao up, and he tells Litten that they will continue to get stronger and one day beat the Move King.
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Torracat tugs on Ash's shorts to inform him that they are being watched. Roarie admits the wild Pokémon are his friends and waves them over. The Pokémon quickly rush out of the woods to swarm the two Trainers. Shortly after a {{pkmn2|Totem}} {{p|Trevenant}} approaches them. Roarie rushes towards Trevenant, referring to it as Elder. As he leaps onto one of Grandpa Oh's roots, Roarie admits that the Totem Pokémon gifted him the Firium Z. Grandpa suddenly sneezes, so Roarie has Litten use {{m|Scratch}} to ease its symptoms. Torracat is keen to assist, but Roarie explains that Litten's claws are small enough to help with Trevenant's itch.
   
Torracat tugs on Ash's shorts to inform him that they are being watched. Gao admits the wild Pokémon are his friends and waves them over. The Pokémon quickly rush out of the woods to swarm the two Trainers. Shortly after a {{pkmn2|Totem}} {{p|Trevenant}} approaches them. Gao rushes towards Trevenant, referring to it as "Grandpa Oh". As he leaps onto one of Grandpa Oh's roots, Gao admits that the Totem Pokémon gifted him the Firium Z. Grandpa suddenly sneezes, so Gao has Litten use {{m|Scratch}} to ease its symptoms. Torracat is keen to assist, but Gao explains that Litten's claws are small enough to help with Trevenant's itch.
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Suddenly dark clouds begin to build followed by a rainstorm. To combat the wet conditions, Trevenant manipulates the trees with a special power into shelter for all the Pokémon, Ash and Roarie. Ash's attention turns to the book in Roarie's hands, and he explains that it is his trusty move index. Roarie declares that seeing moves in-person is much better and queries Ash on how Torracat learned Fire Blast. Ash admits that it is simply practice. Roarie is curious about Ash's battle experiences, and Ash explains that before coming to [[Alola]] he travelled to many cities to compete in [[Gym]]s and battle their resident [[Gym Leader]]s. Ash adds that a successful Trainer earns a [[Badge]], and with enough Badges they can compete in the region's [[Pokémon League]]. The sound of a battle festival instantly thrills Roarie, and he queries what happens after you win a League. Ash doesn't answer, instead he adds that he wants to become a [[Pokémon Master]]. Roarie doesn’t understand the concept but declares that he wants to become a Master.
   
Suddenly dark clouds begin to build followed by a rainstorm. To combat the wet conditions, Trevenant manipulates the trees with a special power into shelter for all the Pokémon, Ash and Gao. Ash's attention turns to the book in Gao's hands, and he explains that it is his trusty move index. Gao declares that seeing moves in-person is much better and queries Ash on how Torracat learned Fire Blast. Ash admits that it is simply practice. Gao is curious about Ash's battle experiences, and Ash explains that before coming to [[Alola]] he travelled to many cities to compete in [[Gym]]s and battle their resident [[Gym Leader]]s. Ash adds that a successful Trainer earns a [[Badge]], and with enough Badges they can compete in the region's [[Pokémon League]]. The sound of a battle festival instantly thrills Kukui, and he queries what happens after you win a League. Ash doesn't answer, instead he adds that he wants to become a [[Pokémon Master]]. Gao doesn’t understand the concept but declares that he wants to become a Master.
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The rain suddenly eases and the sunlight illuminates the area once again. Ash and Roarie thank Elder for its help. However, Trevenant begins sneezing again. Litten rushes to Scratch its back, but the cure doesn't work this time. Litten urges Torracat to assist, and together the pair climb up into Trevenant's head canopy. Ash quickly reaches the top of Trevenant's head, and with a helpful lift from a {{p|Heracross}}, Roarie also joins him. Ash and Roarie soon spot the problem, a horde of {{p|Cutiefly}} seeking refuge. He and Ash lift them out of Trevenant's shrubbery before using their Fire Pokémon to dry off their wet wings. The Cutiefly soon flutter away and Trevenant is feeling relieved. Elder produces a Firium Z, and it lands in Ash's hand. Roarie admits that he got his Z-Crystal after he first helped Elder, and so Ash accepts the gift.
   
The rain suddenly eases and the sunlight illuminates the area once again. Ash and Kukui thank Grandpa Oh for its help. However, Trevenant begins sneezing again. Litten rushes to Scratch its back, but the cure doesn't work this time. Litten urges Torracat to assist, and together the pair climb up into Trevenant's head canopy. Ash quickly reaches the top of Trevenant's head, and with a helpful lift from a {{p|Heracross}}, Gao also joins him. Ash and Gao soon spot the problem, a horde of {{p|Cutiefly}} seeking refuge. He and Ash lift them out of Trevenant's shrubbery before using their Fire Pokémon to dry off their wet wings. The Cutiefly soon flutter away and Trevenant is feeling relieved. Grandpa Oh produces a Firium Z, and it lands in Ash's hand. Gao admits that he got his Z-Crystal after he first helped Grandpa Oh, and so Ash accepts the gift.
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Celebi soon flies by and notices an aura radiating from Ash and Torracat. As Ash and Torracat leap down from Trevenant's head, Celebi whisks the pair back to their own time. Roarie lands on the ground, only to notice Ash’s mysterious absence, though Trevenant and Litten are unable to offer any insight. Back in his own time, Ash turns to Elder, but notices that only a tree trunk with overgrown remains. Ash's other Pokémon rush over to greet their Trainer, greatly relieved to see him back. Ash notices that Lycanroc and the others appear particularly dirty, but he is unable to understand their Pokémon speech replies. Rotom then returns after trying to chase down Celebi for a snapshot.
   
Celebi soon flies by and notices an aura radiating from Ash and Torracat. As Ash and Torracat leap down from Trevenant's head, Celebi whisks the pair back to their own time. Gao lands on the ground, only to notice Ash’s mysterious absence, though Trevenant and Litten are unable to offer any insight. Back in his own time, Ash turns to Grandpa Oh, but notices that only a tree trunk with overgrown remains. Ash's other Pokémon rush over to greet their Trainer, greatly relieved to see him back. Ash notices that Lycanroc and the others appear particularly dirty, but he is unable to understand their Pokémon speech replies. Rotom then returns after trying to chase down Celebi for a snapshot.
 
 
 
Later, Ash and his Pokémon return home to see Burnet preparing lunch. She spots his dirty hands and orders Ash to wash his hands at once before calling Kukui in for the meal. As Ash follows through, Rotom happily shows Burnet its picture of Celebi. She is startled to see the [[Mythical Pokémon]], admitting that it must have been drawn to the forest's natural beauty. Meanwhile Ash calls Kukui over for lunch. Kukui slots in his childhood photo as a bookmark before closing up his move guidebook.
 
Later, Ash and his Pokémon return home to see Burnet preparing lunch. She spots his dirty hands and orders Ash to wash his hands at once before calling Kukui in for the meal. As Ash follows through, Rotom happily shows Burnet its picture of Celebi. She is startled to see the [[Mythical Pokémon]], admitting that it must have been drawn to the forest's natural beauty. Meanwhile Ash calls Kukui over for lunch. Kukui slots in his childhood photo as a bookmark before closing up his move guidebook.
   
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===Pokémon===
 
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[[Who's That Pokémon?]]: {{p|Sandslash}} ([[Regional variant|Alola Form]]) ''(US and international)'', {{p|Trevenant}} ''(Japan)''
 
* {{p|Pikachu}} ({{OP|Ash|Pikachu}})
 
* {{p|Pikachu}} ({{OP|Ash|Pikachu}})
 
* {{p|Rotom}} ({{an|Rotom Pokédex}})
 
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* {{p|Makuhita}} ([[Hala]]'s; flashback)
 
* {{p|Makuhita}} ([[Hala]]'s; flashback)
 
* {{p|Sandslash}} ({{tc|Ace Trainer}}'s; [[Regional variant|Alola Form]]; flashback)
 
* {{p|Sandslash}} ({{tc|Ace Trainer}}'s; [[Regional variant|Alola Form]]; flashback)
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* {{p|Celebi}} ({{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Celebi|anime}})
 
* {{p|Sudowoodo}} (×4)
 
* {{p|Sudowoodo}} (×4)
 
* {{p|Bounsweet}} (multiple)
 
* {{p|Bounsweet}} (multiple)
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* {{p|Cutiefly}} (multiple)
 
* {{p|Cutiefly}} (multiple)
 
* {{p|Ribombee}} (×3)
 
* {{p|Ribombee}} (×3)
* {{p|Trevenant}} (×3; one {{pkmn2|Totem}}; [[nickname]]d Ohji)
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* {{p|Trevenant}} (×3; one {{pkmn2|Totem}}; [[nickname]]d Elder)
* {{p|Raticate}} ([[Regional variant|Alola Form]]; ×2;)
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* {{p|Raticate}} ([[Regional variant|Alola Form]]; ×2)
 
* {{p|Heracross}}
 
* {{p|Heracross}}
 
* {{p|Rattata}} ([[Regional variant|Alola Form]]; multiple; two in pictures)
 
* {{p|Rattata}} ([[Regional variant|Alola Form]]; multiple; two in pictures)
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** Choices: {{p|Wishiwashi}}, {{p|Trevenant}}, {{p|Lurantis}}, {{p|Gumshoos}}
 
** Choices: {{p|Wishiwashi}}, {{p|Trevenant}}, {{p|Lurantis}}, {{p|Gumshoos}}
 
** Answer: Trevenant
 
** Answer: Trevenant
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* The English dub was released on [[Google Play]] on October 8, 2019, four days before the episode aired in {{pmin|the United States}}. However, the episode was pulled later that day.
 
* The Japanese title of this episode is very similar to the Japanese title for ''[[M04|Celebi: The Voice of the Forest]]''.
 
* The Japanese title of this episode is very similar to the Japanese title for ''[[M04|Celebi: The Voice of the Forest]]''.
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** The English dub title of this episode is also nearly identical to the official Japanese title for the same movie.
 
** The plot of the episode also has similar elements to the {{pkmn|movie}}, with Ash meeting a young version of a {{an|Professor Oak|Professor}} and their {{p|Charmeleon|Fire-type starter}} due to the actions of a {{p|Celebi}}. The episode also focuses on Kukui's book on Pokémon [[move]]s, as it did with [[Sam]]'s sketchbook to identify the past and present versions of the Professor as one and the same.
 
** The plot of the episode also has similar elements to the {{pkmn|movie}}, with Ash meeting a young version of a {{an|Professor Oak|Professor}} and their {{p|Charmeleon|Fire-type starter}} due to the actions of a {{p|Celebi}}. The episode also focuses on Kukui's book on Pokémon [[move]]s, as it did with [[Sam]]'s sketchbook to identify the past and present versions of the Professor as one and the same.
 
* This episode marks the first use of the move {{m|Ice Ball}} since ''[[AG110|The Great Eight Fate!]]'', 680 episodes earlier. This is also the first time the move has been used by a Pokémon outside of the {{p|Spheal}} evolutionary line in the {{pkmn|anime}}.
 
* This episode marks the first use of the move {{m|Ice Ball}} since ''[[AG110|The Great Eight Fate!]]'', 680 episodes earlier. This is also the first time the move has been used by a Pokémon outside of the {{p|Spheal}} evolutionary line in the {{pkmn|anime}}.
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* This episode marks the first appearance of a Celebi in the anime since its cameo in ''[[PK24|Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade]]'', nearly seven years earlier.
 
* This is one of the rare times in which a Pokémon is shown as deceased, with the Totem Trevenant now resembling an old ordinary tree.
 
* This is one of the rare times in which a Pokémon is shown as deceased, with the Totem Trevenant now resembling an old ordinary tree.
 
* {{AP|Pikachu}}, the [[narrator]], {{AP|Rowlet}}, [[Poké Ride|Ride]] {{p|Garchomp}}, {{AP|Lycanroc}}, and a {{p|Crabrawler}} narrate the preview for the [[SM126|next episode]].
 
* {{AP|Pikachu}}, the [[narrator]], {{AP|Rowlet}}, [[Poké Ride|Ride]] {{p|Garchomp}}, {{AP|Lycanroc}}, and a {{p|Crabrawler}} narrate the preview for the [[SM126|next episode]].
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* Ash, and Young Kukui read the [[Who's That Pokémon?]] segment in the dub.
   
 
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Latest revision as of 14:18, 14 October 2019

SM124 : Living on the Cutting Edge!
Sun & Moon series
SM126 : Pikachu's Exciting Adventure!
A Timeless Encounter!
SM125.png
SM125   EP1064
サトシ、時を超えた出会い!
Satoshi, Encounter Beyond Time!
First broadcast
Japan June 9, 2019
United States October 8, 2019*
October 12, 2019*
English themes
Opening The Challenge of Life
Ending
Japanese themes
Opening キミの冒険
Ending 心のノート
Credits
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
Storyboard 毛利和昭 Kazuaki Mōri
Assistant director 毛利和昭 Kazuaki Mōri
Animation directors 安田周平 Shūhei Yasuda
八田木瀧 Taki Yatagi
No additional credits are available at this time.

A Timeless Encounter! (Japanese: サトシ、時を超えた出会い! Satoshi, Encounter Beyond Time!) is the 125th episode of the Sun & Moon series, and the 1,064th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on June 9, 2019 and in the United States on October 12, 2019.

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Blurb

While Ash and his Pokémon train for the upcoming Alola Pokémon League, they accidentally startle a nearby Celebi. The Mythical Pokémon flees back in time—and brings Ash and Torracat with it! Unaware that he’s in the past, Ash meets a young boy who, unbeknownst to him, is actually a younger Professor Kukui. The boy wants to learn about Pokémon moves, and Ash and Torracat demonstrate some of their skills, even receiving a Firium Z from a Totem Trevenant. But the fun suddenly ends when Celebi transports our hero back to the present day. Ash wonders where the boy went, but he’s also happy to see all his Pokémon again!

Plot

A Celebi flies through a time ripple and stumbles across Ash and his Pokémon while they are in the middle of a practice battle. Meanwhile, over at the Professors' residence, Professor Burnet shows her husband one of his childhood photos. Kukui is embarrassed by it, admitting that he was only five years old at the time, but Burnet finds it adorable. He asks where she found it and Burnet pulls out an old book she found in a storage closet. Kukui is thrilled to see his old "Book of Pokémon Super Moves" and reminisces about the times he used to spend watching Hala's battles. He reveals that, as a child, he tried to challenge Hala, but the Island Kahuna admitted that he was still too young at the time. Kukui, however, was unfazed and proudly showed off his Firium Z. Burnet then spots the Litten in the photo, and Kukui explains that Litten was actually his parent's Pokémon.

Meanwhile, Torracat uses Fire Blast and Lycanroc counters with Stone Edge. The resulting explosion whips up a powerful gust that prompts Celebi to time travel in order to escape. However, it also accidentally transports Ash and Torracat into the past along with it. Torracat encounters a Litten and recognizes it as Kukui's Incineroar, after which a younger Kukui emerges from the bushes. Kukui is thrilled to see a Torracat in person and tries to pat it, but Torracat is intimidated and distances itself. As Ash pats Torracat to settle it down, Kukui spots Ash's Z-Power Ring and asks if he is participating in the island challenge. Kukui shows off his own Firium Z and Ash admits that he doesn't even have that Z-Crystal yet. The young Kukui declares himself the winner before asking Ash to show him a fully-fledged Inferno Overdrive. Though initially hesitant, Ash borrows Kukui's Firium Z and aims it an attack at a rock. Ash takes a moment to recall how Kiawe performs the Z-Move and, to his surprise, his own attempt at it works. The Inferno Overdrive destroys the rock into small fragments, astounding Kukui, who gives Ash the nickname "Move Kahuna". He then challenges Ash to a battle, and Ash accepts.

As a crowd of wild Pokémon assembles around them, Ash nicknames Kukui "Roarie" because of his signature Incineroar hat, which Kukui accepts. He orders Litten to use Ember, but Torracat swats away the move with its front paw before using Flame Charge and following up with Fire Blast. Roarie struggles to think of a counterattack, but Litten is quickly knocked out. He starts crying at his loss, but Litten begins licking his face to cheer him up. Ash walks over and tells Roarie that they can battle another time, but Roarie claims using Fire Blast was unfair. Ash admits that it was Roarie who wanted a full-power battle but says there is always the chance of Roarie winning next time. The advice invigorates Roarie, who tells Litten that they will continue to get strong enough to beat the Move King.

Torracat tugs on Ash's shorts to inform him that they are being watched. Roarie admits the wild Pokémon are his friends and waves them over. The Pokémon quickly rush out of the woods to swarm the two Trainers. Shortly after a Totem Trevenant approaches them. Roarie rushes towards Trevenant, referring to it as Elder. As he leaps onto one of Grandpa Oh's roots, Roarie admits that the Totem Pokémon gifted him the Firium Z. Grandpa suddenly sneezes, so Roarie has Litten use Scratch to ease its symptoms. Torracat is keen to assist, but Roarie explains that Litten's claws are small enough to help with Trevenant's itch.

Suddenly dark clouds begin to build followed by a rainstorm. To combat the wet conditions, Trevenant manipulates the trees with a special power into shelter for all the Pokémon, Ash and Roarie. Ash's attention turns to the book in Roarie's hands, and he explains that it is his trusty move index. Roarie declares that seeing moves in-person is much better and queries Ash on how Torracat learned Fire Blast. Ash admits that it is simply practice. Roarie is curious about Ash's battle experiences, and Ash explains that before coming to Alola he travelled to many cities to compete in Gyms and battle their resident Gym Leaders. Ash adds that a successful Trainer earns a Badge, and with enough Badges they can compete in the region's Pokémon League. The sound of a battle festival instantly thrills Roarie, and he queries what happens after you win a League. Ash doesn't answer, instead he adds that he wants to become a Pokémon Master. Roarie doesn’t understand the concept but declares that he wants to become a Master.

The rain suddenly eases and the sunlight illuminates the area once again. Ash and Roarie thank Elder for its help. However, Trevenant begins sneezing again. Litten rushes to Scratch its back, but the cure doesn't work this time. Litten urges Torracat to assist, and together the pair climb up into Trevenant's head canopy. Ash quickly reaches the top of Trevenant's head, and with a helpful lift from a Heracross, Roarie also joins him. Ash and Roarie soon spot the problem, a horde of Cutiefly seeking refuge. He and Ash lift them out of Trevenant's shrubbery before using their Fire Pokémon to dry off their wet wings. The Cutiefly soon flutter away and Trevenant is feeling relieved. Elder produces a Firium Z, and it lands in Ash's hand. Roarie admits that he got his Z-Crystal after he first helped Elder, and so Ash accepts the gift.

Celebi soon flies by and notices an aura radiating from Ash and Torracat. As Ash and Torracat leap down from Trevenant's head, Celebi whisks the pair back to their own time. Roarie lands on the ground, only to notice Ash’s mysterious absence, though Trevenant and Litten are unable to offer any insight. Back in his own time, Ash turns to Elder, but notices that only a tree trunk with overgrown remains. Ash's other Pokémon rush over to greet their Trainer, greatly relieved to see him back. Ash notices that Lycanroc and the others appear particularly dirty, but he is unable to understand their Pokémon speech replies. Rotom then returns after trying to chase down Celebi for a snapshot.

Later, Ash and his Pokémon return home to see Burnet preparing lunch. She spots his dirty hands and orders Ash to wash his hands at once before calling Kukui in for the meal. As Ash follows through, Rotom happily shows Burnet its picture of Celebi. She is startled to see the Mythical Pokémon, admitting that it must have been drawn to the forest's natural beauty. Meanwhile Ash calls Kukui over for lunch. Kukui slots in his childhood photo as a bookmark before closing up his move guidebook.

Major events

Ash holding the Firium Z
For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.

Debuts

Pokémon debuts

Characters

Humans

Dare da?

Pokémon

Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?: Sandslash (Alola Form) (US and international), Trevenant (Japan)

Trivia

A deceased Trevenant

Errors

  • When the wild Pokémon are about to watch Ash and Kukui's battle, the three Diglett have a lighter mound of stone underneath them than in the wide shot before they rush towards the two, where the mound is black.

Dub edits

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