Truth and the Mastermind Behind Team Skull
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Truth!! Behind the Curtains of Skull-dan!
Collected in Vol. 3
Chapter number 19
Location Po Town
Malie City
Hokulani Observatory
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Previous Chapter Confusion and Monsters from Another World
Next Chapter An Urgent Task and the Capture of an Ultra Beast

Truth and the Mastermind Behind Team Skull (Japanese: 真相!!スカル団の背後! Truth!! Behind the Curtains of Skull-dan!) is the 19th round of the Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter of the Pokémon Adventures manga.


Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

Major events

  • Gladion uses Type: Null to battle the Ultra Beasts, which it does with ease as it was created by the Aether Foundation specifically for that purpose.
  • Gladion reveals that Lusamine is the one behind the Ultra Beasts incidents and dreams of making a paradise just for her and the Ultra Beasts she loves.
  • Moon arrives at Po Town and asks Gladion if he's telling the truth.
  • A Xurkitree appears from an Ultra Wormhole and begins attacking everyone while a Nihilego also appears and drags Guzma with it into another Ultra Wormhole.
  • The other four Ultra Beasts escape Po Town's barrier and begin causing havoc around Ula'ula Island.
  • The Captains ask Gladion to help them, but he refuses and heads off.
  • Sun and Moon stay behind while the Captains head off to rescue any people caught in the danger.
  • The people of Ula'ula are evacuated to Hokulani Observatory for shelter while Molayne and Sophocles keep watch on them.
  • Sophocles decides to use an invention of his to keep the Ultra Beasts away from the observatory.
  • Sun collects a Zygarde Cell.
  • Moon's Grubbin is revealed to have evolved into a Charjabug.
  • Sun reveals the reason he needs to collect money is to buy back the island the Aether Foundation stole from his great-grandfather.
  • Anabel and Looker, members of the International Police, arrive to question Sun and Moon.
For a list of all major events in the Pokémon Adventures manga, please see the timeline.
  Spoilers end here.  



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