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Get Inspired! Let's Solve a Poké Riddle!!

Logo at the beginning of the segment

Get Inspired! Let's Solve a Poké Riddle!! (Japanese: ひらめきゲット!Let's ポケなぞ!! Get Inspired! Let's Solve a Poké Riddle!!) is a segment in the anime's new series beginning in SS003, replacing the Poké Problem segment of the Sun & Moon series. The question is presented at the very beginning of the episode, before the cold opening, and the answer at the very end, after the credits. The riddles are also posted weekly on the official Japanese anime Twitter account.

The riddles are created by University of Tokyo student Ryōgo Matsumaru, while the segment is presented by him as Riddle Trainer Matsumaru and the Duck Pokémon Psyduck. It is narrated by Sayaka Senbongi.


List of Today's Poké Riddle segments

Episode Question Answer Explanation
SS003 Poké Riddle question SS003.png Shigi Kai Bana Sei Hafu
Try to sort them in order!
Poké Riddle answer SS003.png Venusaur
Sorting the plant drawings in order of growth gives セイカイハフシギバナ Seikai wa Fushigibana (The answer is Venusaur).
SS004 Poké Riddle question SS004.png Read the characters in the location of the Poké Balls from the left.
Following the instructions will lead to the solution!
Poké Riddle answer SS004.png Scorbunny
The characters above corresponding to the Poké Balls below from left-to-right give ヒバニー Hibanny (Scorbunny).
SS005 Poké Riddle question SS005.png Well, Three → Rhydon
Bottle, Basket → ?

It will lead to the unknown Pokémon!
Poké Riddle answer SS005.png Snorlax
Arranging the characters of びん bin (bottle) and かご kago (basket) to match the colors of the arrow gives カビゴン Kabigon (Snorlax).
SS006 Poké Riddle question SS006.png Illumise, Kabuto, PinsirEevee
Slowbro, Pidgey, Abomasnow → ?

It will lead to the unknown Pokémon!
Poké Riddle answer SS006.png Chansey
Every third character as marked by Scorbunny's hops gives ラッキー Lucky (Chansey).
SS007 Poké Riddle question SS007.png Ta Fu Ba - Ri Do Ya - Ra Ri Do N O -
What Pokémon is inside the Poké Ball?
Poké Riddle answer SS007.png Mr. Mime
Mr. Mime
The characters inside the triangle formed by the drawings of a もん mon (gate), スター sutā (star), and ボール bōru (ball), which spell モンスターボール Monster Ball (Poké Ball), give バリヤード Barrierd (Mr. Mime).
SS008 Poké Riddle question SS008.png Person, Moon = Honedge
Person, Shadow = Charmander
Person, Nail = ?
First: Piplup; Second: Turtwig; Third: Chimchar

It will lead to the unknown Pokémon!
Poké Riddle answer SS008.png Piplup
The characters of ひと hito (person) and つめ tsume (nail) spell 1つ目 hitotsume (first), which is ポッチャマ Pochama (Piplup).
SS009 Poké Riddle question SS009.png It will lead to the unknown Pokémon! Poké Riddle answer SS009.png Ho-Oh
Matching the colored shapes on the top to the shapes on the bottom spells HOUOU, which is ホウオウ Houou (Ho-Oh).
SS010 Poké Riddle question SS010.png Machamp - _ = ?
It will lead to the unknown Pokémon!
Poké Riddle answer SS010.png Dragonite
Removing the black portions from the character in the square of the same color in カイリキー Kairiky (Machamp) gives カイリュー Kairyu (Dragonite).
SS011 Poké Riddle question SS011.png It will lead to the unknown Pokémon! Poké Riddle answer SS011.png Magnemite
Putting the scattered shapes together to match the lower shape gives コイル Coil (Magnemite).
SS012 Poké Riddle question SS012.png Hi Ba N Gi Nya Ba Ra N Do Ga - Su Ro
Read the katakana that can't be crunched!
Poké Riddle answer SS012.png Gyarados
Reading the katakana in the gaps between the upper and lower teeth when put together gives ギャラドス Gyarados.
SS013 Poké Riddle question SS013.png Ku I Ka De Ha
Re Za Shi A N
Se Shi E I Mi
Ri Bi - Do Ru

Use Flamethrower!
Poké Riddle answer SS013.png Charizard
The remaining characters after melting the characters in ice give セイカイハリザードン Seikai wa Lizardon (The answer is Charizard).
SS014 Poké Riddle question SS014.png Gold, Silver, Blue, Green, Red
Read the differently colored ones from the right!
Poké Riddle answer SS014.png Golurk
The characters colored differently from the meaning of the word from right-to-left give ゴルーグ Goloog (Golurk).
SS015 Poké Riddle question SS015.png The Pokémon hidden third from the right and first from the top is the answer
It will lead to the answer Pokémon!
Poké Riddle answer SS015.png Cubone
The characters in the square third from the right and first from the top give カラカラ Karakara (Cubone).
SS016 Poké Riddle question SS016.png Greninja
Read the odd characters from the left!

It will lead to the Pokémon hidden in the question!
Poké Riddle answer SS016.png Gengar
The characters without shadows from left-to-right give ゲンガー Gengar.
SS017 Poké Riddle question SS017.png Gorebyss, Klefki, Kricketune
What Pokémon does the soccer ball represent?
Poké Riddle answer SS017.png Raboot
The characters that the soccer ball goes through when the Pokémon's names are put in the dashed boxes give ラビフット Rabbifuto (Raboot).
SS018 Poké Riddle question SS018.png Tsareena, Melmetal, Mankey, Vanilluxe, Emboar, Kabuto, Litleo, Aerodactyl
Read what is ahead of the arrow
Poké Riddle answer SS018.png Electrode
The characters ahead of the arrow initially read ジメンニオトシテ jimen ni otoshite (drop on the ground); when the floating characters are dropped on the ground, the characters now ahead of the arrow give マルマイン Marumine (Electrode).

Other riddle segments

Two riddles were shown during the Let's Go with Marie Iitoyo! The World of the "Pocket Monsters" Anime! ~Anipoké Complete Commentary Special~, which aired the week before SS001. An additional riddle was posted to Twitter on November 26, 2019, two days after the airing of SS002.

Question Answer Explanation
Poké Riddle question SP 1.png Sa Shi Su Se So
Which Pokémon is next to Ash?
Poké Riddle answer SP 1.png Pikachu
Pikachu is next to サ sa and シ shi.
Poké Riddle question SP 2.png The solution is the Pokémon between Rowlet and Meowth. Poké Riddle answer SP 2.png Pikachu
The characters between Rowlet and Meowth diagonally give コクーン Cocoon (Kakuna).
Poké Riddle question SS002.png Poké Ball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball = Klink
Poké Ball, Poké Ball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball = Klang
Ultra Ball, Poké Ball, Great Ball = ?
Poké Riddle answer SS002.png Lugia
The Poké Ball corresponds to ギ gi, the Great Ball to ア a, and the Ultra Ball to ル ru. The three Poké Balls correspond to ルギア Lugia.


  • The Froakie costume worn by Matsumaru is a pun on his name and Froakie's Japanese name, ケロマツ Keromatsu.
  • The first airings of episodes with promotions, one-hour specials, and episodes that are being shown during the promotion of the movie specials do not include this segment for that episode. However, these segments were included in airings on other stations that aired the episode in delay, reruns on cable networks such as Kids Station, and VOD services (such as GYAO!).

See also