An Alola League is going to be held!!
A FULL CHECK OF POKÉMON AND PARTNER'S CAPABILITIES!
The Alola Pokémon League is a grand scale battle tournament that will determine the ultimate Pokémon & Partner! We've looked into the friends and Pokémon that have sets their aim on entering the league, as well as their capabilities!
The Z-Ring is the key to victory!
The Z-Ring is a tool that lets you use the super-powerful one-shot moves called "Z-Moves". Only trainers whose capabilities have been approved of have these.
CHECK No. 1: SATOSHI
Satoshi has fully cleared the Alola region's Island Pilgrimage, and has mastered numerous Z-Moves as well. He's also aiming to win the tournament, and his capabilities are top class!
PIKACHU: Satoshi's best partner, who has made its way through lots of battles alongside him!
MOKUROH: It sleeps all the time, but it really is a gutsy Pokémon that truly delivers when it counts!
LUGARUGAN (DUSK FORM): Trainer hard with Satoshi in order to become a strong Pokémon!
NYAHEAT: Competes in terms of strength with Lugarugan, whom it sees as its rival.
MELTAN: It's tiny, and its true capabilities are unknown. Its Flash Cannon is super powerful!
Z-MOVES SATOSHI CAN USE:
ULTRA DASH ATTACK: Mokuroh, Pikachu, etc
WORLD'S END FALL: Lugarugan (Dusk Form)
SPARKING GIGAVOLT: Pikachu
BLOOM SHINE EXTRA: Mokuroh
RADIAL EDGE STORM: Lugarugan (Dusk Form)
TRANCENDENT SCREW BARRAGE: Pikachu
CHECK No. 2: KAKI
A skilled Trainer who has been able to use Z-Moves since before he met Satoshi. Is there a chance he and Satoshi will have their rival showdown in the Pokémon League finals?!
BAKUGAMES: Fights with super powerful Fire moves! Cares a lot about its friends and companions.
GARAGARA (ALOLAN FORM): An extremely sore loser that has a one-sided rivalry with Bakugames.
LIZARDON: Not only can it fly with Kaki on its back, it's also a reliable battle partner of his.
Z-MOVES KAKI CAN USE:
DYNAMIC FULL FLAME: Bakugames, Garagara and Lizardon
FINAL DIVE CRASH: Lizardon
CHECK No. 3: MĀMANE
His partners are two Electric type Pokémon. Will he be able to use his calculation skills to win his way through the Pokémon League, which is filled with tough opponents for him?!
TOGEDEMARU: We expect it to give us a surprising (!?) show at the league with its spiky body and its Electric type moves!
KUWAGANNON: The evolved form of the Dendimushi he got from Satoshi!
HE CAN USE Z-MOVES AS WELL?
HE'LL OBTAIN A BUG-Z?!
Believe it or not, the first prize in the Kuwagannon Race is a Bug-Z! Make sure to keep an eye out for what Z-Move he'll become able to use!
CHECK No. 4: SUIREN
This proactive Pokémon battler and her Osyamari are a perfect team! Will she make big waves from the Alolan sea and win her way through the tournament?
SHORE (SUIREN'S EIEVUI): Shore is extremely curious and mischievous. Will it be an active battler as well?
OSYAMARI: Osyamari and Suiren have gradually grown stronger together. Will it evolve again?!
SOMETHING HAPPENS TO OSYAMARI IN THE EPISODE THAT AIRS MAY 5TH?! (airdate and time may vary depending on region)
Z-MOVES SUIREN CAN USE:
SUPER AQUA TORNADO: Osyamari has been able to use this Z-Move ever since it was an Ashimari!
CHECK No. 5: MAO
She's definitely skilled, considering she raised her Amakaji all the way to an Amajo, but will she pass as a rival during the tournament as well?! Keep an eye out for the powers the mythical Pokémon Shaymin hides!
AMAJO: Specializes in kicking moves, like "Trop Kick" and "Stomp".
SHAYMIN: We don't know how powerful a battler it is yet, but there's no doubt everyone's really excited to see what it's capable of!
MAO GAINS NEW POWERS IN THE EPISODE THAT AIRS MAY 12TH?! (airdate and time may vary depending on region)
CHECK No. 6: LILIE
Lilie became unable to touch Pokémon after getting involved with an Ultra Beast, but has grown a lot since then! Will she be able to get her first victory?!
SNOWBALL (LILIE'S ALOLAN ROKON): Lilie's precious partner, which she's taken care of since it was an egg!
SHE OBTAINED A Z-RING & BEFRIENDED A MAGEARNA?!
Having obtained the Z-Ring and Magearna her father left behind, she heads for the Pokémon League!
THERE ARE OTHERS AS WELL! PAY ATTENTION TO THESE TRAINERS:
We're going to present 4 Trainers Satoshi and the others have met so far that you should pay extra attention to:
GLADIO: His partners are Silvady, Blacky and Lugarugan. Lilie's brother, and a highly skilled Trainer that's even able to use Z-Moves!
*Silvady can change types by having its Memory changed! What kind of battle will it give us?
ILIMA: A senior student at the Pokémon School. Extremely popular, even has his own fan club!
*Eievui uses a Z-Move that borrows and releases the powers of its evolved forms! This chased off the entire Skull Gang!
GUZMA: The Skull Gang's boss! It appears he holds a grudge against Professor Kukui, and he plans to stop the Pokémon League from being held.
*He once battled Satoshi's Pikachu. The battle ended in a draw, but he got to show us how skilled he was.
HAU: The grandson of Island King Hala. He became Satoshi's friend after battling him.
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PROFESSOR KUKUI HOSTS THE POKÉMON LEAGUE!
There are no Pokémon Gyms in the Alola region, so Professor Kukui has prepared a place for Trainers to fight.
Thanks to the cooperation of the Aether Foundation, a gigantic stadium is currently being constructed!