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Seven's a lucky number
The seventh generation of Pokémon was announced on February 27, 2016, the franchise's 20th anniversary with the new games {{g|Sun and Moon}} and was released on November 18, 2016.
 
The anime was quick to follow with a new series, {{series2|Sun & Moon}}. As with the previous four series, the Sun & Moon series began with Ash Ketchum, headed off to the new region with his Pikachu. His previous companions, Clemont, Bonnie and Serena, have left the series. Ash Ketchum heads off to a new region, Alola, wearing a new set of clothes with his partner Pikachu. He receives a Z-Ring and becomes a student at the Pokémon School on Melemele Island. {{an|Lillie}}, {{an|Kiawe}}, {{an|Mallow}}, {{an|Lana}}, and {{an|Sophocles}} having joined him in the series as his classmates. For the first time in the anime's history of the show, Ash finally wins a mainstreamgame-original Pokémon leagueLeague and becomes a championChampion.
 
The seventh generation broke several trends within the core series, such as abandoning [[HM]] moves, replacing [[Gym]]s with [[island challenge]] trials, and introducing [[Legendary Pokémon]] part of an evolutionary line.
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