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Timeline of events in the anime

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Orange Islands
* {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} meet [[Lorelei|Prima]] of the [[Kanto]] [[Elite Four]].
* Ash {{pkmn|battle}}sbattles Prima, but is defeated.
* Ash learns from Prima that there is an [[Orange League]] [[Gym]] on [[Trovita Island]], and decides to head there.
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* {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} arrive in [[Pallet Town]].
* {{an|Brock}} returns and meets {{Tracey}} for the first time.
* Ash delivers the [[GS Ball]] to {{an|Professor Oak}}.
* Ash returns {{AP|Tauros}} to its herd at [[Professor Oak's Laboratory]].
* [[James's Victreebel]] is revealed to know {{m|Double-Edge}}{{tt|*|Japanese version only}}.
* Ash and {{ashfr}} learn about the [[Johto]] [[region]].
* Gary leaves for the Johto region.
* Ash decides to challenge the [[Johto League]].
* {{an|Professor Oak}} asks Ash to take the [[GS Ball]] to [[Kurt]] in [[Azalea Town]].
* {{an|Brock}} rejoins the group and says he'll travel to Johto with Ash and {{an|Misty}}.
| style="text-align:center" |''[[SS029|Mega Evolution Special I]]''
* [[Alain]] meetsis [[Mairin]], a beginning {{pkmn|Trainer}}introduced.
* Alain meets [[Mairin]], a beginning {{pkmn|Trainer}}.
* Alain finds a [[Gyaradosite]].
* Mairin {{pkmn2|caught|catches}} a {{p|Flabébé}}, which she [[nickname]]s "Bébé".
* Alain has a {{pkmn|battle}} against [[Siebold]] of the [[Kalos]] [[Elite Four]], but loses.
* Mairin decides to travel with Alain.
| style="text-align:center" | ''[[SM044|A Dream Encounter!]]''
* {{Ash}} finds and befriends a {{p|Cosmog}}, which {{an|Lillie}} [[nickname]]s [[{{DL|Light trio (anime)|Solgaleo|Nebby]]}}.
* Lillie reunites with her mother, [[Lusamine]].
* Ash meets Lusamine, [[Professor Burnet]], [[Faba]], and [[Wicke]] for the first time.
| style="text-align:center" | ''[[SM045|Now You See Them, Now You Don't!]]''
* [[{{DL|Light trio (anime)|Solgaleo|Nebby]]}} is revealed to know {{m|Teleport}}.
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| style="text-align:center" | ''[[SM046|Deceiving Appearances!]]''
* Ash learns that {{an|Lillie}}'s fear of touching Pokémon is related to {{DL|Ultra Beasts (anime)|Nihilego|an Ultra Beast}}.
* Ash has another {{pkmn|battle}} with Gladion and loses.
* [[{{DL|Light trio (anime)|Solgaleo|Nebby]]}} is revealed to know {{m|Supersonic}}.
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| style="text-align:center" | ''[[SM048|Night of a Thousand Poses!]]''
| style="text-align:center" | ''[[SM050|Faba's Revenge!]]''
* [[Faba]] manages to kidnap [[{{DL|Light trio (anime)|Solgaleo|Nebby]]}}.
* {{an|Kiawe}}, {{an|Lana}}, {{an|Mallow}}, and {{an|Sophocles}} meet {{an|Gladion}} for the first time.
* Nebby evolves into {{p|Cosmoem}}.
* {{an|Professor Kukui}} is revealed to own a {{p|Braviary}}.
* [[{{DL|Light trio (anime)|Solgaleo|Nebby]]}} [[Evolution|evolves]] into {{p|Solgaleo}} and learns {{m|Sunsteel Strike}}.
* {{Ash}} obtains a [[Solganium Z]].
* The {{an|guardian deities}} upgrade Ash's [[Z-Ring]] into a [[Z-Power Ring]].
* Ash and {{AP|Pikachu}} perform {{m|10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt}} for the first time.
* Ash and Pikachu defeat [[Lusamine]], freeing her and her Pokémon from {{DL|Ultra Beasts (anime)|Nihilego}}'s control.
* Ash, {{ashcl}}, {{an|Gladion}}, Lusamine, and [[{{DL|Light trio (anime)|Solgaleo|Nebby]]}} return to their own {{pkmn|world}}.
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| style="text-align:center" | ''[[SM055|The Professors' New Adventure!]]''
* [[{{DL|Light trio (anime)|Solgaleo|Nebby]]}} is revealed to have returned to the {{pkmn2|wild}}.
* {{an|Lillie}} switches back to her original clothing.
* {{an|Professor Kukui}} proposes to [[Professor Burnet]], and she accepts.
* The Ultra Guardians travel to the Altar of the Sunne.
* {{an|Gladion}} is revealed to have joined the Ultra Guardians and acquired a [[Z-Power Ring]].
* A {{DL|RecurringLight wild Pokémon in thetrio (anime)|Lunala}} appears from the Ultra Wormhole above the Altar of the Sunne, followed by {{DL|RecurringLight wild Pokémon in thetrio (anime)|Necrozma}}.
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| style="text-align:center" | ''[[SM088|Full Moon and Many Arms!]]''
* The [[Ultra Guardians]] follow {{DL|RecurringLight wild Pokémon in thetrio (anime)|Lunala}} and {{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon inLight thetrio (anime)|Necrozma}} to [[Melemele Island]] to protect the former from the latter.
* Necrozma fuses with Lunala.
* [[Team Rocket]]'s [[Matori]] Matrix attempts to capture Necrozma, but fails.
* [[{{DL|Light trio (anime)|Solgaleo|Nebby]]}} appears through an [[Ultra Wormhole]] and helps Lunala separate from Necrozma.
* Nebby uses {{m|Sunsteel Strike}} for the first time and is revealed to have learned {{m|Flash Cannon}}.
* The Matori Matrix attempts to capture Nebby and Lunala, but are stopped by {{Ash}} and {{an|Gladion}}.
| style="text-align:center" | ''[[SM089|The Prism Between Light and Darkness!]]''
* The [[Ultra Guardians]] travel to {{AP|Poipole}}'s [[Poipole's world|home world]] through an [[Ultra Wormhole]] created by {{DL|RecurringLight wild Pokémon in thetrio (anime)|Lunala}}.
* The Ultra Guardians learn {{DL|RecurringLight wild Pokémon in thetrio (anime)|Necrozma|UB Black}}'s real name and its connection to Poipole's home world.
* {{DL|Ultra Beasts (anime)|Naganadel}} reveals that Ash's Poipole came to [[Alola]] to find a better place for it and its hive to live.
* {{an|Professor Kukui}} and [[Faba]] confront the [[Matori]] Matrix and start battling against [[Gozu]] at [[Ten Carat Hill]].
* {{an|Gladion}} is revealed to have obtained a [[Normalium Z]].
* {{Ash}}, {{an|Lana}}, {{an|Kiawe}}, and Gladion each use a [[Z-Move]] in a combined attack to release [[{{DL|Light trio (anime)|Solgaleo|Nebby]]}} from Necrozma's absorption and to give Necrozma enough Ultra Aura to turn it back into {{DL|List of Pokémon with form differences|Necrozma|The Blinding One}}.
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| style="text-align:center" | ''[[SM090|Securing the Future!]]''
* The [[Ultra Guardians]]' attempt to make {{DL|RecurringLight wild Pokémon in thetrio (anime)|Necrozma}} separate from [[{{DL|Light trio (anime)|Solgaleo|Nebby]]}} by using their [[Z-Move]]s fails, as it instead absorbs the Z-Power to power itself up.
* {{an|Professor Kukui}} defeats [[Gozu]], but at the cost of revealing to [[Faba]] that he is the Masked Royal.
** Professor Kukui asks Faba to keep his identity a secret from his students.
* The [[Matori]] Matrix attempts to travel to [[Ultra Space]] through an [[Ultra Wormhole]], but are stopped by {{DL|Guardian deities (anime)|Tapu Koko}}, forcing them to retreat.
* Necrozma reverts back to its normal form, thus separating from Nebby, after it gathers the light sent to it by the Ultra Guardians, their Pokémon, and all of the people and Pokémon of [[Alola]].
* {{an|Gladion}} receives a [[Lunalium Z]] from {{DL|RecurringLight wild Pokémon in thetrio (anime)|Lunala}}.
* {{Ash}} and Gladion perform {{m|Searing Sunraze Smash|Nebby}} and {{m|Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom|Lunala's Z-Moves}}, respectively, to give Necrozma enough Ultra Aura and revert it back to its original {{DL|List of Pokémon with form differences|Necrozma|Ultra form}}.
* Necrozma brings the light back to {{AP|Poipole}}'s [[Poipole's world|home world]], restoring it to its former state.