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- Ash continues his exhibition match against Professor Kukui.
- Professor Kukui is revealed to own a Venusaur and an Empoleon.
- Ash's Naganadel is revealed to have learned X-Scissor.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
- Professor Oak
- Professor Kukui
- Professor Burnet
- Pikachu (Ash's)
- Rotom (Rotom Pokédex)
- Rowlet (Ash's)
- Lycanroc (Ash's; Dusk Form)
- Torracat (Ash's)
- Naganadel (Ash's)
- Melmetal (Ash's)
- Primarina (Lana's)
- Eevee (Lana's; Sandy)
- Charizard (Kiawe's; Ride Pokémon)
- Turtonator (Kiawe's)
- Marowak (Kiawe's; Alola Form)
- Vulpix (Lillie's; Alola Form; Snowy)
- Togedemaru (Sophocles's)
- Vikavolt (Sophocles's)
- Tsareena (Mallow's)
- Mr. Mime (Delia's; Mimey)
- Incineroar (Professor Kukui's)
- Braviary (Professor Kukui's)
- Lucario (Professor Kukui's)
- Venusaur (Professor Kukui's)
- Empoleon (Professor Kukui's)
- Umbreon (Gladion's)
- Decidueye (Hau's)
- Politoed (Trainer's)
- Psyduck (Trainer's)
- Tapu Koko (anime)
- Shaymin (anime)
- Poké Problem: What Pokémon does Professor Kukui use to battle Melmetal in today's episode?
- This episode marks the first appearance of an Empoleon in the anime since its cameo in The Semi-Final Frontier!, 426 episodes ago.
- Ash, Lana, Mallow, Sophocles, Kiawe, and Lillie narrate the preview for the next episode.
- A promo for the new series aired during the episode, which gave high-quality close-ups of the Johto, Unova, and Alola portions of the key visuals.