A summary and some images of the current month's chapter:
Anabel's Pokemon defeats Faba and the Scientists. With the arrival of Lillie and Gladion, Faba knows that his scheme is over. At that moment, a bright light from the Altar draws everyone's attention, and both Cosmoem have evolved into Solgaleo and Lunala
. Anabel clearly knows about them, and explains their roles as emissaries of the Sun and Moon. Like UBs, they are from another dimension. Since Cosmog is extremely weak, they send Cosmog to Alola in order grow under the protection of the Tapu, and they in turn protect Alola. Cosmog's ability to create portals enables it to find a safe world, but when its safety is compromised, it may in reverse create a portal back to the ultra space. Lillie recalls how Nebby was abused by Aether, using Pokemon they supposedly rescued from torture, and thus stole it away, not knowing that Aether has a second Cosmog.
Anabel receives a call from Looker, and apparently more UBs have emerged from the portals in Po Town
, and are all heading towards Poni Island. Solgaleo and Lunala lift Sun and Moon onto their backs
, and glows in auras. Moon can sense Lunala's feelings
, how it cherishes Lillie, the love for Alola, and the impending crisis. The UBs arrive, and Lunala swipes a group down with a single attack
. Everyone else joins in the battle, but Solgaleo isn't attacking. It turns out that Sun is struggling to get off its back
, because he sees the person he is looking for
. He breaks free
, which results of Solgaleo's aura vanishing, and Gladion is alarmed that Solgaleo cannot unleash its powers when its bond to humans is broken.
Sun confronts Faba with his piggy bank, but Faba is completely clueless of what he is talking about. We finally learn that 5 years ago, after Sun's conversation with his great grandpa (as seen in Chapter 1), Sun flew to Alola one month later. His great grandpa told him that they live on a small island that is surrounded by Alola's 4 major islands, and the old man's dream is to create a Pokepelago. Unfortunately, when Sun arrives, his great grandfather has passed away
the night before (I suppose we now know where his powerful Meowth came from). Faba and Aether were there, and decides to move the dead man to another island's cemetry. Sun learns that Aether will start work on the island, and argues that the island belongs to his great grandpa. However, Faba points out that the island belongs to Aether, but a great man in Aether (implying Mohn), gave the island to Sun's great grandpa to help him fulfill his dream of building the Pokepelago. Now that the old man has passed and the great Aether man has gone missing, the island shall rightfully be returned to Aether. Sun demands the have the island, and Faba half heartedly ask for 1 hundread miillion yen.
Faba finally remembers the incident, and Sun pours out
the cash from his piggy bank, saying the remaining sum will be ready when he completes the Mirage Berry and Zygarde Cell quests. To his dismay, Faba laughs, and says he cannot have the island back now. It turns out that the originally small island has been artificially expanded to what is the Aether Paradise today, and Faba mocks that with all that they have invested on the construction, 1 hundred million yen can no longer cut the deal. Faba also states that he made the fake promise to Sun in order to 'help a kid get over the loss of a loved one'. He hopes that Sun has spent 5 fruitful years collecting the money.
Gladion and Lillie get a hunch of who the 'great Aether man' is, but at that moment, a portal is torn open, and Necrozma appears to drag in Solgaleo
, who grabs Sun along with its tail. Moon gives chase
with Lunala, and both protagonists vanish into the portal as it closes, leaving a stunned Lillie
Half a year later, we see Lusamine and number of UBs
Dear all, my apologies for the recent months of inactivity (I suppose some of the newer members may not even know me). I would also like to take this opportunity to announce that I will be resigning from SPP. Personal reasons aside, the internet space has evolved so much in the past decade. Text-heavy materials just do not seem to fit in much anymore, and I'm get less and less motivated to write long and winding summaries over the past few years. For those of you who have been around for some time, you are probably also aware that I frequently use non-official/fan-coined stuff in my work, which sometimes creates controversies since SPP is as good as an official source of Pokemon now.
Rest assured that I didn't get into any conflict with Serebii. I cannot thank him enough for the past 16 years for hosting my materials and giving me the liberty to do whatever I want on the manga section of SPP. My recent interest has shifted somewhat to drawing fanart, and I've made a personal PKSP tribute site where I can just be an ordinary fan and not be a 'source' or 'news provider'. I felt like it wouldn't be right to continue 'hogging' the manga section of SPP, so I've decided to resign.
I thank everyone who have taken time to read my summaries or work on SPP all these years, and it has been a joy for me.
With best regards,