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In the anime

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I dont think movies are canon to the anime
https://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/217-pokemon/69236080 Here's your answer, cba to make it into a real answer.
Yeah but it's from 3 years ago and i would like kalos/alola too
verlisify made avideo on this topic. heres a link to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbClI8nlEYo
You know how often Verlisify is wrong? Lol. I'm not sure that's a reliable answer.

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Movies take place in a different universe from episodes, never has Ash remembered any part of a movie, and he never will. The movies are just fun extensions of that saga, but hold no ground in the main series.

Source: experience and logic

The first and second movies were mentioned in the anime, though.
Credit to this answer though, there seems little commitment on the writers’ part to keep the anime and the movies on the same timeline.
the only part of the anime where a previous movie is at all mentioned is the sinnoh movie saga, and a bit in Hoppa and the Clash of Ages