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Pokémon: Sun and Moon
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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Pokémon: Sun and Moon is the 20th season of the Pokémon TV series, and features all the creature-driven fantasy violence and life lessons the long-running franchise is known for. Plotlines are based on the video game of the same name, and feature the same characters, including original trainer Ash. Some of the creatures and battles might be a bit much for very young kids, but older fans should be able to handle it.
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What's the story?
POKEMON: SUN AND MOON is the 20th season of the Pokémon television series franchise. Ash is on vacation with his mom and Pikachu on the island of Melemele in the tropical paradise of Alola. While on their way to deliver a special egg to Professor Oak’s cousin Samson, he meets Mallow, Lillie, and Sophocles, who attend the local Pokémon school. While there a group of Team Skull grunts start causing trouble, but Kiawe, another student, drives them away with his Pokemon’s powerful Z-Move. Ash finds it fun and interesting, but when the Melele Island Pokemon Tapu Koko appears to him with a Z-Ring that will help him perform the same move, he asks his mother to stay and enroll in the school to study under Professor Kukui and learn more about the Alolan Pokémon.
Is it any good?
This fun action-packed series, based on the video game of the same name, features all the colorful storylines and Pokemon battles fans look forward to. Thanks to the new, tropical location, there’s lots of new characters and interesting creatures introduced.
As is the tradition with Pokémon series, Pokémon: Sun and Moon incorporates life lessons into each installment. It also offers its fair share of funny moments. Young Pokemon fans will enjoy it, and older fans may find it this one entertaining, too.
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