Poké Problem

Lana at the beginning of the segment

Poké Problem (Japanese: ポケもんだい Pokémondai) is a question-and-answer segment in the anime's Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, replacing Poké TV of the XY&Z arc of Pokémon the Series: XY. As opposed to previous segments of this format, the Poké Problem is presented in two parts; the question at the very beginning of the episode, before the cold opening, and the answer at the very end, after the credits.

Introduced in SM003, each Poké Problem is typically hosted by a student or staff member of the Pokémon School, or at other times, another main or recurring character, who presents the question and reminds the viewer to stay tuned to find out the answer. The question relates to a highlight or fact revealed in the episode itself. Sometimes, the host or hostess reads the answers and their corresponding colors aloud as well. At the end of the episode, the host reveals the answer and reviews it. Like in Poké TV, an extra scene will play after the review.

When episodes have promotions, are part of one-hour specials, or include movie promotions specials, the segment is omitted. However, the episode will have its Poké Problem included when the episodes subsequently air off-network in delay, or in reruns on Kids Station, and VOD services (such as Prime Video and Hulu).

List of Poké Problem segments

The correct answers are in bold.

Episode Host Problem Choices Question Image Extra Scene
SM003 Samson Oak "Which appliance will Rotom enter in this episode?" A washing machine A Pokédex      
A fan A refrigerator
SM004 Mallow "In today's episode, which of these Pokémon will Ash catch?"  
Popplio
 
Litten
     
 
Rowlet
 
Mimikyu
SM005 Lana "What type is the cutie pie known as Popplio?"  
Water
 
Fire
     
 
Grass
 
Electric
SM006 Sophocles "What's the kind of place I'm afraid of?" High places Crowds      
Forest lakes Dark places
SM007 Professor Kukui "In today's episode, which Pokémon will Ash try to catch?"  
Bewear
 
Litten
     
 
Pikipek
 
Tapu Koko
SM008 Lillie "Which Pokémon comes to visit at my house?"  
Butterfree
 
Bewear
     
 
Comfey
 
Tapu Koko
SM009 Ash "What's the natural enemy of the Rattata who will appear in today's episode?"  
Pikipek
 
Alolan Exeggutor
     
 
Yungoos
 
Meowth
SM010 Hala "What do you get if you pass my grand trial?"  
Waterium Z
 
Firium Z
     
 
Fightinium Z
 
Electrium Z
SM011 Kiawe "What's the thing my home's ranch is famous for?" Malasada Doughnuts Alola Pancakes      
Combee's Honey Ice Cream
SM012 James "What Pokémon will become a companion of Team Rocket in this episode?"  
Mareanie
 
Litten
     
 
Crabrawler
 
Pikachu
SM013 Samson Oak "What Pokémon do you think will win the Pokémon Pancake Race?"  
Bewear
 
Pikachu
     
 
Komala
 
Raichu
SM014 Lillie "What name do I give the Vulpix that hatched from the Egg?" Koron
コロン
Shiron
シロン
     
Maron
マロン
Konro
コンロ
SM015 Professor Kukui "Which new Pokémon will Ash catch in today's episode?"  
Pikipek
 
Litten
     
 
Grubbin
 
Rockruff
SM016 Meowth "Which of these is the detestable Pokémon that gets in our way in today's episode?"  
Turtonator
 
Litten
     
 
Togedemaru
 
Tapu Koko
SM017 Rotom "Which of these locations do I not visit in today's episode?" Shopping Mall Alola TV      
Staff Room Principal's Room
SM018 Mallow "Which of these Oricorio will drink from the Yellow Nectar?"  
Oricorio (Sensu Style)
 
Oricorio (Baile Style)
     
 
Oricorio (Pa'u Style)
 
Oricorio (Pom-Pom Style)
SM019 Professor Kukui "Who does Ash visit in today's episode?" Lana Kiawe      
Mallow Sophocles
SM020 Ash "Which Pokémon attempts to steal Ash's backpack in today's episode?"  
Wimpod
 
Crabrawler
     
 
Alolan Exeggutor
 
Cutiefly
SM021 Professor Kukui "What place does Ash take Stoutland in today's episode?" Shopping Mall Pokémon Center      
Old Residence Alola TV
SM022 Kiawe "What Pokémon evolves in today's episode?"  
Popplio
 
Litten
     
 
Rowlet
 
Sandygast
SM023 Sophocles "Which Pokémon admires the Dugtrio in today's episode?"  
Rockruff
 
Litten
     
 
Alolan Diglett
 
Togedemaru
SM024 Samson Oak "Who visits the Pokémon School?" Ash's mother Kiawe's mother      
Mallow's father Team Rocket
SM025 James "What Totem Pokémon will appear in today's episode?"  
Gumshoos
 
Alolan Raticate
     
 
Toucannon
 
Bewear
SM026 Sophocles "What do I get frightened over in today's episode?" A blackout Togedemaru leaving      
Dieting Moving
SM027 Rotom "Whose older brother appears in this episode?" Lillie Kiawe      
Mallow Sophocles
SM028 Professor Kukui "What sport will appear in today's episode?" PokéSoccer PokéRugby      
Pokémon Base Poké-Ping Pong
SM029 Lana "Which Pokémon scares us in today's episode?"  
Gastly
 
Morelull
     
 
Haunter
 
Mimikyu
SM030 Lillie "Which partner Pokémon do I take care of in today's episode?  
Rockruff
 
Clefairy
     
 
Rowlet
 
Pikachu
SM031 Mallow "Which transportation method do we use in today's episode to reach Akala Island?" Airplane Tractor      
Cruiser Ride Pokémon
SM032 Ash "What Pokemon will I attempt to catch in today's episode?"  
Alolan Geodude
 
Alolan Rattata
     
 
Alolan Exeggutor
 
Alolan Muk
SM033 Lana "What Pokemon do I battle in today's episode?"  / 
School Form Wishiwashi
 
Palossand
     
 
Bewear
 
Gumshoos
SM034 Kiawe "What Pokemon does Turtonator fight in this episode?"  
Salandit
 
Alolan Marowak
     
 
Growlithe
 
Magmar
SM035 Mallow "What is the Totem Pokémon that appears in today's episode?"  
Wishiwashi
 
Tapu Lele
     
 
Lurantis
 
Gumshoos
SM036 Professor Kukui "Which Pokémon does Olivia out to battle along with Lycanroc in today's episode?"  
Alolan Geodude
 
Boldore
     
 
Tapu Lele
 
Probopass
SM037 Professor Kukui "Which Pokémon evolves in today's episode?"  
Popplio
 
Litten
     
 
Rockruff
 
Rowlet
SM038 Jessie "Which Pokémon takes my malasadas in this episode?"  
Murkrow
Twerp      
 
Rowlet
 
Meowth
SM039 Melemele Island's
Nurse Joy
"Which Pokémon does Mallow come across in the forest?"  
Lurantis
 
Oranguru
     
 
Toucannon
 
Tapu Koko
SM040 Lana "What is the Pokémon that becomes Popplio's teacher?"  
Brionne
 
Tapu Lele
     
 
Lapras
 
Milotic
SM041 Sophocles "What is my Charjabug's Nature?" Calm Timid      
Gentle Mild
SM042 Ash "Where do we travel to in today's episode?" Kalos Johto      
Kanto Unova
SM043 Ash "Which Pokémon will Pikachu fight in today's episode?"  
Starmie
 
Gyarados
     
 
Goldeen
 
Psyduck
SM044 Lillie "What is the name of my mother that will appear in today's episode?" Lusamine Wicke      
Burnet Olivia
SM045 Rotom "What move does Nebby use in today's episode?" Bubble Beam Flamethrower      
Leafage Teleport
SM046 Kiawe "Which Pokémon causes trouble in today's episode?"  
Corsola
 
Ditto
     
 
Pikipek
 
Comfey
SM047 Ash "Where does Nebby teleport me to in today's episode?" Pokémon School Lillie's house      
Ten Carat Hill Sophocles's house
SM048 Rotom "Which house does the sleepover party take place?" Professor Kukui's house Kiawe's house      
Lana's house Sophocles's house
SM049 James "Which one of these Pokémon does old man Faba use in today's episode?"  
Kyogre
 
Hypno
     
 
Lunala
 
Tapu Koko
SM050 Rotom "Which of these activities do Ash and the others perform at the Pokémon School this episode?" Pokémon Base Trampoline      
Poké Soccer Jump rope
SM051 Hala "Ash and the others go to a certain place this episode. Where is it?" Akala Island Shopping Mall      
Altar of the Sunne The Kanto region
SM052 Meowth "Protokoffing evolves in today's episode! What does it become?"  
Weezing
 
Solgaleo
     
 
Lunala
 
Koffing
SM053 Rotom "Ash and the others enter the Ultra Beasts' world in today's episode. Who's the first to battle there?" Kiawe Ash      
Gladion Lana
SM054 Ash "What Z-Move does Pikachu use in today's episode to save Lillie's mom?" 10,000 Volts 100,000 Volts      
1,000,000 Volts 10,000,000 Volts
SM055 Mallow "Which one of these surprises happens in today's episode?" Lillie running away from home Kiawe's birthday      
Professor Kukui's wedding Sophocles moving
SM056 Sophocles "Which one of these Pokémon becomes Komala's greatest rival in today's episode?"  
Jigglypuff
 
Abra
     
 
Grimer
 
Kangaskhan
SM057 Rotom "Something unbelievable happens to me in this episode. What happens?" Eaten by Munchlax Ejected from the Pokédex      
Being burned by Litten Being put to sleep by Jigglypuff
SM058 Jessie "What tragedy befalls James in today's episode?" Fired by Team Rocket Eaten by a Wishiwashi      
Captured by Officer Jenny Mareanie runs away
SM059 Lana "What nickname did I give Mallow when we were younger?" Miss Aina Cafeteria Maomao      
Maorin Chatterbox
SM060 Lillie "In today's episode, a competition known as the PokéSled Jump Tournament is held. Who'll be the winner?" Lillie Kiawe      
Hala Ash
SM061 Rotom "Which of these Balls is used to catch Ultra Beasts in today's episode?"  
Dusk Ball
 
Beast Ball
     
 
Safari Ball
 
Master Ball
SM062 Meowth "My rival appears in this episode. Who is it?"  
Alolan Persian
 
Alolan Raticate
     
 
Alolan Ninetales
 
Alolan Meowth
SM063 Ash "Who's the Masked Royal's partner Pokémon in today's episode?"  
Primarina
 
Incineroar
     
 
Decidueye
 
Machamp
SM064 Melemele Island's
Nurse Joy
"The Passimian of Melemele Island feature in today's episode. What is their team name?"  
Blue Oceans
 
Red Buns
     
 
Melemele Greens
 
Yellow Socks
SM065 Lillie "Which of these is the Pokémon that Ilima has with him, featuring in today's episode?"  
Eevee
 
Buizel
     
 
Xerneas
 
Seaking
SM066 Kiawe "What is the sport played in the tournament that Ilima participates in in today's episode?" Poké-Soccer Poké-Rugby      
Pokémon Base Poké-Ping Pong
SM067 Professor Burnet "What is the name of the Ultra Beast that appears in today's episode?" Babanomu
ババノム
Bibinomu
ビビノム
     
Bubunomu
ブブノム
Bevenom
ベベノム
SM068 Melemele Island's
Nurse Joy
"Which of these Pokémon helps me in today's episode?"  
Zubat
 
Comfey
     
 
Salandit
 
Garbodor
SM069 Sophocles "Where is the Ultra Beast that features in today's episode?" The ocean floor The flower field      
The bamboo grove The city
SM070 Kiawe "What Pokémon does the Officer Jenny featured in today's episode have as a partner?"  
Granbull
 
Growlithe
     
 
Arcanine
 
Manectric
SM071 Professor Kukui "Which of these Pokémon takes a shine to Lana in today's episode?"  
Dewpider
 
Pikipek
     
 
Surskit
 
Sharpedo
SM072 Mallow "Which of these Pokémon is my brother's partner, and is featured in today's episode?"  
Shellder
 
Swirlix
     
 
Slurpuff
 
Lickitung
SM073 Jessie "The Pokémon that steals our Darkinium Z in today's episode…?"  
Murkrow
 
Gengar
     
 
Wimpod
 
Alolan Meowth
SM074 Ash "The Pokémon the Island Kahuna sends out in today's episode is...?"  
Sableye
 
Absol
     
 
Honchkrow
 
Krookodile
SM075 Rotom "What Pokémon does Lycanroc battle in today's episode?"  
Tapu Fini
 
Tapu Bulu
     
 
Tapu Lele
 
Tapu Koko
SM076 James "Which one of Team Rocket's Pokemon uses a Z-Move in today's episode?"  
Mareanie
 
Meowth
     
 
Wobbuffet
 
Mimikyu
SM077 Ash "Which one of these is the final Pokémon Nanu sends out in today's episode?"  
Sableye
 
Mimikins
     
 
Alolan Persian
 
Krookodile
SM078 Professor Burnet "Which island do the Ultra Guardians visit for their mission in today's episode?" Melemele Island Akala Island      
Ula'ula Island Poni Island
SM079 Professor Kukui "Where does the group go in today's episode?" Hokulani Observatory Wela Volcano      
Kanto Haina Desert
SM080 Lillie "Which of these Pokémon do we help in today's episode?"  
Alolan Ninetales
 
Alolan Persian
     
 
Alolan Exeggutor
 
Alolan Sandshrew
SM081 Professor Burnet "Who tag teams with the Masked Royal in today's episode?" Ash Kiawe      
Mallow Sophocles
SM082 Mallow "What kind of strange lesson took place in today's episode?" PokéChorus PokéMarathon      
Pokémon Dance PokéPommel Horse
SM083 Sophocles "Who is the guest in today's episode?" Master fisherman Burnet      
Faba Hala
SM084 Ash "Who is the Pokémon that understands Poipole's feelings in today's episode?"  
Wobbuffet
 
Jigglypuff
     
 
Rowlet
 
Ribombee
SM085 Kiawe "What place does the Ultra Beast first appear?" Pokémon School Shopping Mall      
Pokémon Center Alola TV
SM086 Mallow "Which one sees my Ride Pokémon Flygon as a rival in today's episode?"  
Altaria
 
Garchomp
     
 
Dragonair
 
Metang
SM087 Lillie "Which Pokémon comes out of an Ultra Wormhole in today's episode?"  
Lunala
 
Buzzwole
     
 
Celesteela
 
Stakataka
SM088 Meowth "Who leads the special Team Rocket force that appears in today's episode?" Giovanni Matori      
Jessie and James Persian
SM089 Rotom "One of Poipole's kind appears in today's episiode. Which one is it?"  
Naganadel
 
Ariados
     
 
Tapu Fini
 
Lunala
SM090 Professor Burnet "The Pokémon that we call the "Blinding One" is...?"  
Lunala
 
Bewear
     
 
Necrozma
 
Solgaleo
SM091 Kiawe "What's the name of the Pikachu-loving lady who appears in this episode?" Pīkara
ピーカラ
Pikkara
ピッカラ
     
Pinkara
ピンカラ
Pikala
ピカーラ
SM092 James "Who is the real identity of the fake Masked Royal who appears in today's episode? Burnet Ash      
Faba James
SM093 Sophocles "Who wrote the play's script in today's episode?" Principal Oak Rotom Pokédex      
Lillie Hobbes
SM094 Lana "What do we host at the Pokémon School today?" Swimming competition Free market      
Haunted house Film screening
SM095 Kiawe "What is the evolved form of the Alolan Graveler that appeared in today's episode?"  
Hiker A
 
Hiker B
     
 
Hiker C
 
Alolan Golem
SM096 Jessie "The Pokémon that grabs on to me in today's episode is...?"  
Boldore
 
Stufful
     
 
Whimsicott
 
Sandile
SM097 Ash "What is Hau's partner Pokémon that appears today?"  
Zubat
 
Salandit
     
 
Dartrix
 
Garbodor
SM098 Rotom "Who is the opponent that I will be fighting against in today's episode?" Ash Kiawe      
 
Rowlet
 
Pikachu
SM099 Lana "Who is the Pokémon that Popplio helps in today's episode?"  
Mantine
 
Alolan Persian
     
 
Furfrou
 
Eevee
SM100 Ash "A rare Pokémon appears in today's episode. What is it?"  
Marshadow
 
Solgaleo
     
 
Poipole
 
Zeraora
SM101 Ash "What "king" Pokémon do we battle in today's episode?"  
ケッキング
Kekking
 
コイキング
Koiking
     
 
アクジキング
Akuziking
 
ニドキング
Nidoking
SM102 Lana "What Ride Pokémon do we ride in today's episode?"  
Mantine
 
Sharpedo
     
 
Lapras
 
Pyukumuku
SM103 Kiawe "What is the wild Pokémon that came to our ranch in today's episode?"  
Growlithe
 
Kangaskhan
     
 
Garchomp
 
Seismitoad
SM104 Poni Island's
Nurse Joy
"Where does everybody go in today's episode?" Akala Island Ula'ula Island      
Poni Island Aether Paradise
SM105 Lillie "Who is the opponent that battles Ash in today's episode?" Gladion Joy      
Hapu Ida
SM106 Sophocles "Which of these Pokémon will evolve from Charjabug in today's episode?"  
Vikavolt
 
Heracross
     
 
Pinsir
 
Stakataka
SM107 Kiawe "Which one do I battle in today's episode?"  
Tapu Koko
 
Tapu Lele
     
 
Tapu Bulu
 
Tapu Fini
SM108 Mallow "Where do we spend the night in today's episode?" The ship at the port Pokémon Center      
Hapu's house Altar of the Sunne
SM109 Ash "Which Pokémon do I use in Hapu's grand trial in today's episode?"  
Lycanroc
 
Torracat
     
 
Rowlet
 
Pikachu
SM110 Professor Kukui "Which sport do we play in today's episode?" PokéGolf Poké-Ping Pong      
PokéSoccer PokéRugby
SM111 Meowth "What did I keep hidden in the refrigerator in today's episode?" Limited Alolan Ice Cream Pudding à la mode      
Lum Berry Juice Fluffy Kakigōri
SM112 Professor Burnet "The type of the new Pokémon in today's episode is...?"  
Flying
 
Ground
     
 
Psychic
 
Steel
SM113 Lana "Where do we go in today's episode?" Paradise Resort Kiawe's family ranch      
Alola TV Poipole's world
SM114 Hala "Which Ultra Beast appears in today's episode?"  
Pheromosa
 
Buzzwole
     
 
Celesteela
 
Stakataka
SM115 Professor Kukui "The boss of Team Skull who appears in today's episode is...?" Tupp Plumeria      
Nanu Guzma
SM116 Lillie "Which one of these do I meet in today's episode?"  
Diancie
 
Volcanion
     
 
Magearna
 
Hoopa
SM117 Mallow "The place we go in today's episode is...?" Hokulani Observatory Malie City      
Ten Carat Hill Altar of the Sunne
SM118 Kiawe "Who are the ones who battle the Gym Leader in today's episode?" Lana and Ash Kiawe and Ash      
Mallow and Kiawe Sophocles and Lillie
SM119 Sophocles "I participate in a certain competition in today's episode. What do I get in it?" Buginium Z A year's supply of Malasadas      
Vikavolt merchandise Silver medal
SM120 Lana "Which of these Pokémon do I reel in in today's episode?"  
Kyogre
 
Buizel
     
 
Phione
 
Manaphy
SM121 Meowth "What does the green twerpette get in today's episode?"  
Tiny Mushrooms
 
Tamato Berry
     
 
Grassium Z
 
Corsola branch
SM122 Jessie "Who comes to Alola in today's episode?" Giovanni Matori      
Brock Misty
SM123 Sophocles "The Pokémon that attacks us in today's episode is...?"  
Crabrawler
 
Clawitzer
     
 
Kingler
 
Crawdaunt
SM124 Professor Burnet "The Ultra Beast that appears in today's episode is...?"  
Kartana
 
Buzzwole
     
 
Celesteela
 
Guzzlord
SM125 Ash "Which Totem Pokémon appears in today's episode?"  
Wishiwashi
 
Trevenant
     
 
Lurantis
 
Gumshoos
SM126 Rotom "Which Ride Pokémon do Pikachu and the others ride in today's episode?"  
Lapras
 
Stoutland
     
 
Garchomp
 
Tauros
SM127 Professor Burnet "The Pokémon which Gladion is searching for in this episode is...?"  
Suicune
 
Entei
     
 
Zoroark
 
Raikou
SM128 Professor Kukui "Where will the grand opening of the Alola League be held in today's episode?" Viren Stadium Mount Lanakila      
Aether Paradise Manalo Stadium
SM129 James "Who is the favorite to win the Alola League in today's episode?" Ilima Jessie      
Faba Ash
SM130 Hala "Which Pokémon does Guzma send out in today's episode?"  
Masquerain
 
Scizor
     
 
Pinsir
 
Golisopod
SM131 Mallow "The Pokémon that Gladion sends out in today's episode is...?"  
Umbreon
 
Lycanroc
     
 
Silvally
 
Crobat
SM132 Rotom "Who was Rowlet's special training partner in today's episode?"  
Decidueye
Faba      
 
Toucannon
 
Tapu Bulu
SM133 Lillie "What will the result be in Ash and Hau's match in today's episode?" Ash wins A draw      
Hau wins A cancellation due to rain
SM134 Melemele Island Nurse Joy "What will the result be in Kiawe and Sophocles's match in today's episode?" Contestant Sophocles wins Contestant Kiawe wins      
A draw A postponement due to a storm
SM135 Lana "Who comes to Manalo Stadium in today's episode?" Professor Oak Hobbes      
Ash's mother Mimo
SM136 Professor Kukui "Which Pokémon does Guzma send out first in today's episode?"  
Masquerain
 
Scizor
     
 
Pinsir
 
Golisopod
SM137 Hala "Who's the referee of the battle in today's episode?" Hala (myself) Olivia      
Nanu Hapu
SM138 Rotom "One of Ash's Pokémon will evolve in today's episode. Which one is it?"  
Meltan
 
Torracat
     
 
Rowlet
 
Pikachu
SM139 Professor Burnet "The last Pokémon standing in today's battle is...?"  
Gladion's Lycanroc
 
Zoroark
     
 
Ash's Lycanroc
 
Pikachu
SM140 Samson Oak "How many times are Z-Moves used in today's episode?" 2 5      
8 13
SM141 Kiawe "What is the first Pokémon Professor Kukui sends out in today's episode?"  
Lucario
 
Incineroar
     
 
Trevenant
 
Braviary
SM142 Sophocles "What Pokémon does Professor Kukui use to battle Melmetal in today's episode?"  
Empoleon
 
Infernape
     
 
Torterra
 
Lucario
SM143 Mallow "How will the battle between Lucario and Naganadel end in today's episode?"  
Lucario wins
A draw      
 
Naganadel wins
It never ends
SM144 Hala "We see Tapu Koko's Z-Move, "_ of Alola", in today's episode. What's the first word?" Rumba Cardigan      
Samba Guardian
SM145 Lillie "Which Pokémon wakes up in today's episode?"  
Komala
 
Magearna
     
 
Snorlax
 
Musharna

Trivia

  • Viewers could answer the Poké Problem with their remotes during the airing of SM003 and SM004, which aired as a one-hour special, to take part in a lottery of five Pokémon Z-Ring and Z-Crystal Special Sets. During the airing of SM009 viewers could take part in a lottery of ten MonCollé GET Monster Balls Filled With Voices and MonCollé GET Pikachu figures.
  • In SM003, all the provided choices are all electronics Rotom are known to inhabit.
  • In SM099, the beginning of the problem shows Sandy in its original hairstyle, and after the end of the episode, it changes to the new hairstyle given to it by Lana.
  • In SM100, Ash doesn't give much information on Zeraora, due to the fact that in the episode, he has become separated from Rotom.
  • In SM101, the Magikarp shown was one of the options in the Poké Problem is animated as flopping about.
  • In SM107 and SM109, the options that are shown as options have a colored background representing the options of their specific color.
    • In addition, in the former episode, the guardian deities are shown inside their shells at the start of the episode, while at the end of the episode, three of them are seen out of their shells.
  • In SM111, the final option for the question in is a pun on Kakigōri, a Japanese desert, with Kiawe's Japanese name being used in place of the hiragana characters for "Kaki".
  • In SM116, all the provided choices are Mythical Pokémon that starred in movies in Pokémon the Series: XY.
  • In SM127, all the provided choices were all some of the featured Pokémon in Zoroark: Master of Illusions.
  • In SM129, everyone except Ilima's photo changes into one where the characters are upset, due to answer to the Poké Problem being that Ilima is the favorite to win the Alola League in said episode, and not the others.
  • In SM136, the choices, order of the choices, and the answer are the exact same as SM130.
  • In SM138, Meltan's picture is replaced by that of Melmetal after the end of the episode to signify its evolution.
    • The extra scene is a reference to the format of Professor Oak's Pokémon Lecture and similar offshoots, where Professor Oak examines the Pokémon in question, usually resulting in getting comically harmed after unintentionally upsetting the Pokémon. The segment also closes with a Pokémon senryū.
  • In SM145, during the answers section, Snorlax has been changed to how the one in SM061 looked after it was drained by Buzzwole.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 寶可夢問題 Pokémon Mahntàih
Mandarin 寶可問答 / 宝可问答 Poké Wèndá
  Korean 포켓 문제 Poké Munje
  Thai คำถามพ็อกเก็ต Khamtham Poké


See also


Bonus segments of the Pokémon anime
Original series Japanese version: Professor Oak's Pokémon LecturePokémon de English
English dub: Kanto PokérapPikachu's JukeboxPokémon Karaokémon
Both: Who's That Pokémon?
Ruby and Sapphire Japanese version: Professor Oak's Pokémon LecturePokémon Trivia Quiz
English dub: Who's That Pokémon?Pokémon Trainer's Choice
Diamond and Pearl Japanese version: Professor Oak's Big Pokémon EncyclopediaPikachu the Movie Memorial
Professor Oak's Big Pokémon Examination
Black & White Japanese version: Professor Oak's Pokémon Live CasterTeam Rocket Live Caster
Both: Who's That Pokémon?
XY Japanese version: Professor Oak's Pokémon Holo CasterPoké TVPokémon Quiz
English dub: Who's That Pokémon?
Both: Mega Evolution Pokédex
Sun & Moon Japanese version: Poké Problem
Both: Who's That Pokémon?Where Are You Going, Eevee?
Journeys Japanese version: Get Inspired! Let's Solve a Poké Riddle!!
Both: Who's That Pokémon?


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