Please stop with the winking you make me uncomfortableWe're not sure about whether or not all Ash's Pokémon at Professor Oak's Laboratory will ever make their return as in the final episode from the Sun & Moon series. But we'll see, won't we? Yes? Okay, that's good.
I doubt ALL of them will leave. Kiawe, for example, has his farm to take care of.Since this title has "Respective Departures" in it. I'm guessing the SM Companions are going to leave Alola and go somewhere else as well. It would also be a good excuse for the writers to not show them in the next series and bring up zero continuity.
-Lana will surely move with the Seafolk.
-Mallow will stay at the restaurant, but her going to another region to learn about their cuisine isn't Farfetch'd.
-Lillie will either become an Aether Foundation volunteer or start a journey.
-Kiawe will stay at home, but he could go on a journey too.
-Sophocles will start a journey, or just go to the space center in Hoenn.
Lusamine did say that they had a team searching for Mohn in either SM116 or 127. I think he's on Poke Pelago and that he'll suddely appear amnesiac in the last episode, and then we'd have a special about Lillie and Gladion trying to restore his memories through Zoroark and at the end MagearnaSo it's a goodbye two-parter instead of a single episode. Sightly better, but I still think it's not enough.
As for the Lillie plot, the thing that frustrates me the most is that Lillie have complete access to an organization that researches Ultra Holes, as well as many allies that can cross them (Solgaleo, Lunala and now Naganadel) yet the writers didn't use them because they had no idea of what to do with that plot. If they leave it as a "someday I'll find my father" moment I will be pissed.
Also, reposting my character destinies' predictions because Wynaut.