The Pokémon School class is sculpting with clay today. But while our heroes muse about various Pokémon and places, they disappear one by one-first appearing at the scenes of their musings, then reappearing back at school.
Lillie is now unable to touch Pokemon again and so Faba kidnaps her so he can try to make her remember those memories again. Meanwhile Gladion scolds Ash for bringing Lillie to him but soon comes under attack from Faba too.
Having seen their mother Lusamine being taken away by an Ultra Beast both Lillie and Gladion run away from home in order to find where she was gone while Ash heads to Hala's home to find out what has happened to Nebby.
Ash and his friends have come to Poni Island to meet the legendary Pokémon Solgaleo. However, there's no Solgaleo there; instead, the Pokémon said to be the guardian deities of the Alola region have gathered there. And just before the surprised Ash's eyes, Tapu Koko and the other Pokémon take a certain action.
Ash and the others have passed through the Ultra Wormhole thanks to Solgaleo's powers. The place they eventually arrive is the world the Ultra Beasts live in. They make an attempt to rescue Lusamine, but the Pokémon that have been put under the Ultra Beasts' control stand in their way.
Harper and Sarah tell Lana that a Pokémon saved them after they got lost in the woods, Mallow remembers the same thing happened to her and Lana when they were younger. The two friends decide it's time to find this Pokémon.