Pokémon Anime and Movies: The Complete Watching Order

Pokémon Watch Order: The Complete Anime Series and Movies 2021 List

“Gotta Catch ‘Em All”, one of the most popular pop-culture taglines of the 21st century, is – of course – related to the ever-expanding Pokémon franchise. The Pokémon franchise is one of the most popular and lucrative brands around the world, with the franchise including a series of video games, an anime series, movies, trading cards, and a lot of other merchandise. Since 1996, the Pokémon franchise has become the top-grossing media franchise in history, with total revenue of an estimated $100 billion; comparatively, this franchise is by far the “youngest” on the list of top-grossing ones. With all those series, movies and video games, it is hard to know where to start and this is why we have made this ultimate Pokemon watch order guide.

Pokémon, which is short for Pocket Monsters, is a media franchise created by Satoshi Tajiri and Ken Sugimori back in 1995. It is a fantasy franchise set in a world where humans live together with creatures called Pokémon, who take on different shapes and sizes. It started off as a series of video games for the Game Boy console, but soon expanded to other media. Video games and anime (including the connected films) are the most popular brands today, although the franchise has expanded to even live-action movies like Pokémon Detective Pikachu.

In today’s article, we are going to give you the ultimate watching order for the whole Pokémon franchise, including the anime series, anime movies and all the animated specials. We’re also going to explain how some specials and other materials fit into the chronology, so be sure to read everything! Enjoy!


Since the Pokémon animated franchise is a very complex and large franchise, we thought it would be best to give you a brief overview before we actually get to our guide. The franchise consists of the main anime series (which currently in its 23rd season), a total of 23 related anime movies and several spin-off animated series which explore stories not directly related to the main narrative continuity.

The main anime series looks as follows:

1Indigo League82April 1, 1997January 21, 1999
2Adventures in the Orange Islands36January 28, 1999October 7, 1999
3The Johto Journeys41October 14, 1999July 27, 2000
4Johto League Champions52August 3, 2000August 2, 2001
5Master Quest65August 9, 2001November 14, 2002
6Advanced40November 21, 2002August 28, 2003
7Advanced Challenge52September 4, 2003September 2, 2004
8Advanced Battle54September 9, 2004September 29, 2005
9Battle Frontier47October 6, 2005September 14, 2006
10Diamond and Pearl52September 28, 2006October 25, 2007
11Diamond and Pearl: Battle Dimension52November 8, 2007December 4, 2008
12Diamond and Pearl: Galactic Battles53December 4, 2008December 24, 2009
13Diamond and Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors34January 7, 2010September 9, 2010
14Black & White50September 23, 2010September 15, 2011
15Black & White: Rival Destinies49September 22, 2011October 4, 2012
16Black & White: Adventures in Unova25October 11, 2012April 18, 2013
16Black & White: Adventures in Unova and Beyond20April 25, 2013September 26, 2013
17XY48October 17, 2013October 30, 2014
18XY: Kalos Quest45November 13, 2014October 22, 2015
19XYZ47October 29, 2015October 27, 2016
20Sun and Moon43November 17, 2016September 21, 2017
21Sun & Moon: Ultra Adventures49October 5, 2017October 14, 2018
22Sun & Moon: Ultra Legends54October 21, 2018November 3, 2019
23Journeys48November 17, 2019ongoing

As we have stated, there are also 23 movies, most of which are in a way related to the main anime narrative, but present a different aspect of that same narrative. The movies are as follows:

#MovieOriginal TitleRelease Date
1Pokémon: The First Movie – Mewtwo Strikes BackMewtwo Strikes Back 
(Japanese: ミュウツーの逆襲, Mewtwo no Gyakushū)
July 18, 1998
2Pokémon: The Movie 2000 – The Power of OneMirage Pokémon: Lugia’s Explosive Birth 
(Japanese: 幻のポケモン ルギア爆誕, Maboroshi no Pokémon Lugia Bakutan)
July 17, 1999
3Pokémon 3: The Movie – Spell of the UnknownEmperor of The Crystal Tower: ENTEI 
(Japanese: 結晶塔の帝王 ENTEI, Kesshōtō no Teiō ENTEI)
July 8, 2000
4Pokémon 4Ever: Celebi – Voice of the ForestCelebi: The Meeting that Traversed Time 
(Japanese: セレビィ 時を超えた遭遇(であい), Celebi Toki o Koeta Deai)
July 7, 2001
5Pokémon Heroes: Latios and LatiasGuardian Gods of the Capital of Water: Latias and Latios 
(Japanese: 水の都の護神 ラティアスとラティオス, Mizu no Miyako no Mamorigami Latias to Latios)
July 13, 2002
6Jirachi — Wish MakerWishing Star of the Seven Nights: Jirachi 
(Japanese: 七夜の願い星 ジラーチ, Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirachi)
July 19, 2003
7Destiny DeoxysVisitor from the Sky-Splitting: Deoxys 
(Japanse: 裂空の訪問者 デオキシス, Rekkū no Hōmonsha Deoxys)
July 17, 2004
8Lucario and the Mystery of MewMew and the Aura Hero: Lucario 
(Japanese: ミュウと波導(はどう)の勇者 ルカリオ, Mew to Hadō no Yūsha Lucario)
July 16, 2005
9Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the SeaThe Pokémon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea: Manaphy 
(Japanese: ポケモンレンジャーと蒼海(うみ)の王子 マナフィ, Pokémon Renjā to Umi no Ōji Manaphy)
July 15, 2006
10The Rise of DarkraiDialga VS Palkia VS Darkrai 
(Japanese: ディアルガVSパルキアVSダークライ, Dialga Tai Palkia Tai Darkrai)
July 14, 2007
11Giratina & the Sky WarriorGiratina and the Bouquet of the Frozen Sky: Shaymin 
(Japanese: ギラティナと氷空(そら)の花束 シェイミ, Giratina to Sora no Hanataba Sheimi)
July 19, 2008
12Arceus and the Jewel of LifeArceus: To Conquering Space-Time 
(Japanese: アルセウス 超克の時空へ, Arceus Chōkoku no Jikū e)
July 18, 2009
13Zoroark—Master of IllusionsPhantom Ruler: Zoroark 
(Japanese: 幻影の覇者 ゾロアーク, Gen’ei no Hasha Zoroark)
July 10, 2010
14Black — Victini and Reshiram / White — Victini and ZekromVictini and the White Hero: Reshiram 
(Japanese: ビクティニと白き英雄 レシラム, Victini to Shiroki Eiyū Reshiram) /
Victini and the Black Hero: Zekrom 
(Japanese: ビクティニと黒き英雄ゼクロム, Victini to Kuroki Eiyū Zekrom)
July 16, 2011
15Kyurem vs. the Sword of JusticeKyurem vs. the Sacred Swordsman: Keldeo 
(Japanese: キュレムVS聖剣士 ケルディオ, Kyurem tai Seikenshi Keldeo)
July 14, 2012
16Genesect and the Legend AwakenedExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens 
(Japanese: 神速のゲノセクト ミュウツー覚醒, Shinsoku no Genesect Mewtwo Kakusei)
July 13, 2013
17Diancie and the Cocoon of DestructionDiancie and the Cocoon of Destruction 
(Japanese: 破壊の繭とディアンシー, Hakai no Mayu to Diancīe)
July 19, 2014
18Hoopa and the Clash of AgesThe Archdjinni of the Rings: Hoopa 
(Japanese: 光輪の超魔神 フーパ, Ring no Chōmajin Hoopa)
July 18, 2015
19Volcanion and the Mechanical MarvelVolcanion and the Exquisite Magearna 
(Japanese: ボルケニオンと機巧のマギアナ, Volcanion to Karakuri no Magearna)
July 16, 2016
20I Choose You!Kimi Ni Kimeta! 
(Japanese: キミにきめた!)
July 15, 2017
21The Power of UsEveryone’s Story 
(Japanese: みんなの物語, Minna no Monogatari)
July 13, 2018
22Mewtwo Strikes Back: EvolutionMewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution 
(Japanese:ミュウツーの逆襲 EVOLUTION, Mewtwo no Gyakushū EVOLUTION)
July 12, 2019
23Secrets of the JungleCoco 
(Japanese:ココ, Kōkō)
December 25, 2020

As for the spin-off series, each of them explores a different part of the animated universe, while some also connect the video games with the animated series. As of November 2020, four such series have been released:

1Pokémon Chronicles22October 15, 2002September 28, 2004
2Pokémon Origins4October 2, 2013October 2, 2013
3Pokémon Generations18September 16, 2016December 23, 2016
4Pokémon: Twilight Wings8January 15, 2020November 5, 2020

Now that we’ve given you a rough overview of the animated franchise, we can star out watching guide. We are going to present you each of the three groups as distinct categories, while also connecting the movies to each of the major regional arcs. The guide is going to be presented in our traditional manner, i.e., in the same way as our guides for Digimon or Naruto.


Arc 1: Kanto

The Kanto arc consists of two seasons and chronicles Ash’s adventures with his friends during their journeys through the Kanto region and the Orange Islands. This is the introductory season to the whole anime and it presented the framework that the show was going to follow during each of the following seasons. The first season, dubbed Indigo League, consists of 82 episodes and it aired from April 1, 1997 to January 21, 1999. The second season, Adventures in the Orange Islands, aired from January 28, 1999 to October 7, 1999 and it consisted of 36 episodes in total.

Two episodes from this arc (listed in red) never aired outside Japan, the first one (episode 35) due to a gun being pointed at Ash and the second (episode 38) because it caused epileptic seizures in Japanese children when it was originally broadcast. Episode 18 was also initially not broadcast in the United States, but was later included as a “lost episode”. Here is a full list:

Indigo League

#Episode TitleAir Date
1“Pokémon, I Choose You!” (Pokémon I Choose You!)
Transcription: “Pokémon! Kimi ni Kimeta!” (Japanese: ポケモン! きみにきめた!)
April 1, 1997
2“Pokémon Emergency!” (Showdown! Pokémon Center!)
Transcription: “Taiketsu! Pokémon Sentā!” (Japanese: たいけつ! ポケモンセンター!)
April 8, 1997
3“Ash Catches a Pokémon” (I’ll get you, Pokémon!)
Transcription: “Pokémon Getto Da Ze!” (Japanese: ポケモン ゲットだぜ!)
April 15, 1997
4“Challenge of the Samurai” (Challenge of the Young Boy Samurai!)
Transcription: “Samurai Shōnen no Chōsen!” (Japanese: サムライしょうねんのちょうせん!)
April 22, 1997
5“Showdown in Pewter City” (Battle of Nibi Gym!)
Transcription: “Nibi Jimu no Tatakai!” (Japanese: ニビジムのたたかい!)
April 29, 1997
6“Clefairy and the Moon Stone” (Pippi and the Moon Stone)
Transcription: “Pippi to Tsuki no Ishi” (Japanese: ピッピとつきのいし)
May 6, 1997
7“The Water Flowers of Cerulean City” (The Underwater Flowers of Hanada City)
Transcription: “Hanada Shiti no Suichūka” (Japanese: ハナダシティのすいちゅうか)
May 13, 1997
8“The Path to the Pokémon League” (The Road to the Pokémon League)
Transcription: “Pokemon Rīgu e no Michi” (Japanese: ポケモンリーグへのみち)
May 20, 1997
9“The School of Hard Knocks” (Pokémon Certain Victory Manual)
Transcription: “Pokemon Hisshō Manyuaru” (Japanese: ポケモンひっしょうマニュアル)
May 27, 1997
10“Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village” (Fushigidane of the Hidden Village)
Transcription: “Kakurezato no Fushigidane” (Japanese: かくれざとのフシギダネ)
June 3, 1997
11“Charmander – The Stray Pokémon” (The Stray Pokémon – Hitokage)
Transcription: “Hagure Pokemon, Hitokage” (Japanese: はぐれポケモン・ヒトカゲ)
June 10, 1997
12“Here Comes the Squirtle Squad” (The Zenigame Squad Appears!)
Transcription: “Zenigame-gundan Tōjō!” (Japanese: ゼニガメぐんだんとうじょう!)
June 17, 1997
13“Mystery at the Lighthouse” (Masaki’s Lighthouse)
Transcription: “Masaki no Tōdai” (Japanese: マサキのとうだい)
June 24, 1997
14“Electric Shock Showdown” (Electric Shock Showdown! Kuchiba Gym)
Transcription: “Dengeki Taiketsu! Kuchiba Jimu” (Japanese: でんげきたいけつ! クチバジム)
July 1, 1997
15“Battle Aboard the St. Anne” (The St. Anne Battle!)
Transcription: “Santo Annu-gō no Tatakai!” (Japanese: サントアンヌごうのたたかい!)
July 8, 1997
16“Pokémon Shipwreck” (Pokémon Adrift)
Transcription: “Pokemon Hyōryūki” (Japanese: ポケモンひょうりゅうき)
July 15, 1997
17“Island of the Giant Pokémon” (Island of the Gigantic Pokémon!?)
Transcription: “Kyodai Pokemon no Shima!?” (Japanese: きょだいポケモンのしま!?)
July 22, 1997
18“Beauty and the Beach” (Holiday at Aopulco)
Transcription: “Aopuruko no Kyūjitsu” (Japanese: アオプルコのきゅうじつ)
July 29, 1997
19“Tentacool & Tentacruel” (Menokurage, Dokukurage)
Transcription: “Menokurage Dokukurage” (Japanese: メノクラゲドククラゲ)
August 5, 1997
20“The Ghost of Maiden’s Peak” (Ghost Pokémon and the Summer Festival)
Transcription: “Yūrei Pokemon to Natsumatsuri” (Japanese: ゆうれいポケモンとなつまつり)
August 12, 1997
21“Bye Bye Butterfree” (Bye Bye Butterfree)
Transcription: “Bai Bai Batafurī” (Japanese: バイバイバタフリー)
August 19, 1997
22“Abra and the Psychic Showdown (Part 1)” (Casey! Psychic Showdown!)
Transcription: “Kēshii! Chōnōryoku Taiketsu!” (Japanese: ケーシィ! ちょうのうりょくたいけつ!)
August 26, 1997
23“The Tower of Terror (Part 2)” (Got It at the Pokémon Tower!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Tawā de Getto da ze!” (Japanese: ポケモンタワーでゲットだぜ!)
September 2, 1997
24“Haunter vs. Kadabra (Part 3)” (Ghost vs. Esper!)
Transcription: “Gōsuto Tai Esupā!” (Japanese: ゴーストVSエスパー!)
September 9, 1997
25“Primeape Goes Bananas” (Don’t Get Angry, Okorizaru!)
Transcription: “Okoranai de ne Okorizaru!” (Japanese: おこらないでねオコリザル!)
September 16, 1997
26“Pokémon Scent-sation!” (Erika and Kusaihana)
Transcription: “Erika to Kusaihana” (Japanese: エリカとクサイハナ)
September 23, 1997
27“Hypno’s Naptime” (Sleeper and Pokémon Hypnotism!?)
Transcription: “Surīpā to Pokemon Gaeri!?” (Japanese: スリーパーとポケモンがえり!?)
September 30, 1997
28“Pokémon Fashion Flash” (Rokon! Breeder Showdown!)
Transcription: “Rokon! Burīdā Taiketsu!” (Japanese: ロコン! ブリーダーたいけつ!)
October 7, 1997
29“The Punchy Pokémon” (Fighting Pokémon! Huge Battle!)
Transcription: “Kakutō Pokemon! Dai Batoru!” (Japanese: かくとうポケモン! だいバトル!)
October 14, 1997
30“Sparks Fly for Magnemite” (Do Coil Dream of Electric Mice!?)
Transcription: “Koiru wa Denki Nezumi no Yume o Miru ka!?” (Japanese: コイルはでんきネズミのユメをみるか!?)
October 21, 1997
31“Dig Those Diglett!” (Full of Digda!)
Transcription: “Diguda ga Ippai!” (Japanese: ディグダがいっぱい!)
October 28, 1997
32“The Ninja-Poké Showdown” (Sekichiku Ninja Showdown!)
Transcription: “Sekichiku Ninja Taiketsu!” (Japanese: セキチクにんじゃたいけつ!)
November 4, 1997
33“The Flame Pokémon-athon!” (The Big Fire Pokémon Race!)
Transcription: “Honō no Pokemon Dai Rēsu!” (Japanese: ほのおのポケモンだいレース!)
November 11, 1997
34“The Kangaskhan Kid” (Garura’s Lullaby)
Transcription: “Garūra no Komoriuta” (Japanese: ガルーラのこもりうた)
November 18, 1997
35“The Legend of Dratini”
Transcription: “Miniryū no Densetsu” (Japanese: ミニリュウのでんせつ)
November 25, 1997
36“The Bridge Bike Gang” (Stormy Cycling Road)
Transcription: “Arashi no Saikuringu Rōdo” (Japanese: あらしのサイクリングロード)
December 2, 1997
37“Ditto’s Mysterious Mansion” (Metamon and the Copycat Girl)
Transcription: “Metamon to Monomane Musume” (Japanese: メタモンとものまねむすめ)
December 9, 1997
38“Cyber Soldier Porygon”
Transcription: “Dennō Senshi Porigon” (Japanese: でんのうせんしポリゴン)
December 16, 1997
39“Pikachu’s Goodbye” (Forest of Pikachu)
Transcription: “Pikachū no Mori” (Japanese: ピカチュウのもり)
April 16, 1998
40“The Battling Eevee Brothers” (The 4 Eievui Brothers)
Transcription: “Ībui Yon Kyōdai” (Japanese: イーブイ4きょうだい)
April 16, 1998
41“Wake Up Snorlax!” (Wake Up! Kabigon!)
Transcription: “Okiro! Kabigon!” (Japanese: おきろ! カビゴン!)
April 23, 1998
42“Showdown at Dark City” (Showdown! Pokémon Gym!)
Transcription: “Taiketsu! Pokemon Jimu!” (Japanese: たいけつ! ポケモンジム!)
April 30, 1998
43“The March of the Exeggutor Squad” (The Huge March of the Nassy Squad!)
Transcription: “Nasshī Gundan Daikōshin!” (Japanese: ナッシーぐんだんだいこうしん!)
May 7, 1998
44“The Problem with Paras” (Paras and Parasect)
Transcription: “Parasu to Parasekuto” (Japanese: パラスとパラセクト)
May 14, 1998
45“The Song of Jigglypuff” (Sing! Purin!)
Transcription: “Utatte! Purin!” (Japanese: うたって! プリン!)
May 21, 1998
46“Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon” (Resurrected!? Fossil Pokémon!)
Transcription: “Fukkatsu!? Kaseki Pokemon!” (Japanese: ふっかつ!? かせきポケモン!)
May 28, 1998
47“A Chansey Operation” (Lucky’s Clinical Records)
Transcription: “Rakkī no Karute” (Japanese: ラッキーのカルテ)
June 4, 1998
48“Holy Matrimony!” (Gardie and Kojirou)
Transcription: “Gādi to Kojirō” (Japanese: ガーディとコジロウ)
June 11, 1998
49“So Near, Yet So Farfetch’d” (Kamonegi’s Easy Mark)
Transcription: “Kamonegi no Kamo” (Japanese: カモネギのカモ)
June 18, 1998
50“Who Gets to Keep Togepi?” (Whose Is Togepy!?)
Transcription: “Togepī wa Dare no Mono!?” (Japanese: トゲピーはだれのもの!?)
June 25, 1998
51“Bulbasaur’s Mysterious Garden” (Fushigidane’s Mysterious Flower Garden)
Transcription: “Fushigidane no Fushigi na Hanazono” (Japanese: フシギダネのふしぎのはなぞの)
July 2, 1998
52“The Case of the K-9 Caper!” (Gardie the Police Dog)
Transcription: “Keisatsuken Gādi” (Japanese: けいさつけんガーディ)
July 16, 1998
53“Pokémon Paparazzi” (Shutter Chance Pikachu)
Transcription: “Shattā Chansu wa Pikachū” (Japanese: シャッターチャンスはピカチュウ)
July 23, 1998
54“The Ultimate Test” (Pokémon League Certification Test!?)
Transcription: “Pokemon Rīgu Kenteishiken!?” (Japanese: ポケモンけんていしけん!?)
July 30, 1998
55“The Breeding Center Secret” (The Secret of the Breeding Center!)
Transcription: “Sodate-ya no Himitsu!” (Japanese: そだてやのひみつ!)
August 6, 1998
56“Princess vs. Princess” (Fierce Fighting! Pokémon Girls’ Festival)
Transcription: “Gekitō! Pokemon Hinamatsuri” (Japanese: げきとう! ポケモンひなまつり)
July 9, 1998
57“The Purr-fect Hero” (It’s Children’s Day! Everyone Come Together!)
Transcription: “Kodomo no Hi da yo! Zen’in Shūgō!” (Japanese: こどものひだよ! ぜんいんしゅうごう!)
July 9, 1998
58“Riddle Me This” (Burn! Guren Gym!)
Transcription: “Moero! Guren Jimu!” (Japanese: もえろ! グレンジム!)
August 13, 1998
59“Volcanic Panic” (Decisive Battle! Guren Gym!)
Transcription: “Kessen! Guren Jimu!” (Japanese: けっせん! グレンジム!)
August 20, 1998
60“Beach Blank-Out Blastoise” (Kamex’s Island)
Transcription: “Kamekkusu no Shima” (Japanese: カメックスのしま)
August 27, 1998
61“The Misty Mermaid” (Hanada Gym! Underwater Battle!)
Transcription: “Hanada Jimu! Suichū no Tatakai!” (Japanese: ハナダジム! すいちゅうのたたかい!)
September 3, 1998
62“Clefairy Tales” (Pippi vs. Purin)
Transcription: “Pippi Tai Purin” (Japanese: ピッピVSプリン)
September 10, 1998
63“The Battle of the Badge” (Tokiwa Gym! The Last Badge!)
Transcription: “Tokiwa Jimu! Saigo no Bajji!” (Japanese: トキワジム! さいごのバッジ!)
September 17, 1998
64“It’s Mr. Mime Time!” (Barrierd of the Pokémon Circus)
Transcription: “Pokemon Sākasu no Bariyādo” (Japanese: ポケモンサーカスのバリヤード)
September 24, 1998
65“Holiday Hi-Jynx” (Rougela’s Christmas)
Transcription: “Rūjura no Kurisumasu” (Japanese: ルージュラのクリスマス)
October 5, 1998
66“Snow Way Out” (Iwark as a Bivouac)
Transcription: “Iwāku de Bibāku” (Japanese: イワークでビバーク)
October 5, 1998
67“Showdown at the Po-ké Corral” (Rival Showdown! Ōkido Laboratory)
Transcription: “Raibaru Taiketsu! Ōkido Kenkyūjo” (Japanese: ライバルたいけつ! オーキドけんきゅうじょ)
October 8, 1998
68“The Evolution Solution” (When Yadon Becomes Yadoran)
Transcription: “Yadon ga Yadoran ni naru Toki” (Japanese: ヤドンがヤドランになるとき)
October 15, 1998
69“The Pi-Kahuna” (Legend of the Surfing Pikachu)
Transcription: “Naminori Pikachū no Densetsu” (Japanese: なみのりピカチュウのでんせつ)
October 22, 1998
70“Make Room for Gloom” (Kusaihana of Botanical Garden)
Transcription: “Shokubutsuen no Kusaihana” (Japanese: しょくぶつえんのクサイハナ)
October 29, 1998
71“Lights, Camera, Quack-tion!” (Pokémon the Movie!)
Transcription: “Pokemon za Mūbī!” (Japanese: ポケモン・ザ・ムービー!)
November 5, 1998
72“Go West, Young Meowth” (Nyarth’s A-I-U-E-O)
Transcription: “Nyāsu no Aiueo” (Japanese: ニャースのあいうえお)
November 12, 1998
73“To Master the Onixpected!” (Elite Four Shiba Appears!)
Transcription: “Shitennō Shiba Tōjō!” (Japanese: してんのうシバとうじょう!)
November 19, 1998
74“The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis” (Clash! Super-Ancient Pokémon)
Transcription: “Gekitotsu! Chō Kodai Pokemon” (Japanese: げきとつ! ちょうこだいポケモン)
November 26, 1998
75“Bad to the Bone!” (Garagara’s Bone Club)
Transcription: “Garagara no Hone Konbō” (Japanese: ガラガラのホネこんぼう)
December 3, 1998
76“All Fired Up! (Part 1)” (Fire! The Pokémon League Opening Ceremony!)
Transcription: “Faiyā! Pokemon Rīgu Kaikaishiki!” (Japanese: ファイヤー! ポケモンリーグかいかいしき!)
December 10, 1998
77“Round One: Begin! (Part 2)” (Pokémon League Begins! Water Field!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Rīgu Kaimaku! Mizu no Fīrudo!” (Japanese: ポケモンリーグかいまく! みずのフィールド!)
December 17, 1998
78“Fire and Ice (Part 3)” (Ice Field! Blazing Battle!)
Transcription: “Kōri no Fīrudo! Honō no Tatakai!” (Japanese: こおりのフィールド! ほのおのたたかい!)
December 24, 1998
79“The Fourth Round Rumble (Part 4)” (Grass Field! Unexpected Rival!)
Transcription: “Kusa no Fīrudo! Igai na Kyōteki!” (Japanese: くさのフィールド! いがいなきょうてき!)
January 1, 1999
80“A Friend in Deed (Part 5)” (Rival Appears!)
Transcription: “Raibaru Tōjō!” (Japanese: ライバルとうじょう!)
January 7, 1999
81“Friend and Foe Alike (Part 6)” (Sekiei Stadium! Vs. Hiroshi!)
Transcription: “Sekiei Sutajiamu! Tai Hiroshi!” (Japanese: セキエイスタジアム! VSヒロシ!)
January 14, 1999
82“Friends to the End (Part 7)” (Pokémon League! Final Battle!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Rīgu! Saigo no Tatakai!” (Japanese: ポケモンリーグ! さいごのたたかい!)
January 21, 1999

Adventures in the Orange Islands

#Episode TitleAir Date
83“Pallet Party Panic” (Masara Town! Setting off on a New Journey)
Transcription: “Masara Taun! Aratanaru Tabidachi!” (Japanese: マサラタウン! あらたなるたびだち!)
January 28, 1999
84“A Scare in the Air” (The Airship Hardship!?)
Transcription: “Hikōsen wa Fukōsen!?” (Japanese: ひこうせんはふこうせん!?)
February 4, 1999
85“Pokéball Peril” (Southern Pokémon and the GS Ball)
Transcription: “Nangoku Pokemon to GS Bōru” (Japanese: なんごくポケモンとGSボール)
February 11, 1999
86“The Lost Lapras” (Save Laplace!)
Transcription: “Rapurasu o Tasukero!” (Japanese: ラプラスをたすけろ!)
February 18, 1999
87“Fit to Be Tide” (Orange League! Natsukan Gym!)
Transcription: “Orenji Rīgu! Natsukan Jimu!” (Japanese: オレンジリーグ! ナツカンジム!)
February 25, 1999
88“Pikachu Re-Volts” (The Mystery of the Missing Pokémon!)
Transcription: “Kieta Pokemon-tachi no Nazo!” (Japanese: きえたポケモンたちのナゾ!)
March 4, 1999
89“The Crystal Onix” (The Crystal Iwark)
Transcription: “Kurisutaru no Iwāku” (Japanese: クリスタルのイワーク)
March 11, 1999
90“In the Pink” (The Island of Pink Pokémon)
Transcription: “Pinku no Pokemon-jima” (Japanese: ピンクのポケモンじま)
March 18, 1999
91“Shell Shock” (The Secret of the Kabuto Fossils!)
Transcription: “Kabuto no Kaseki no Himitsu!” (Japanese: カブトのかせきのひみつ!)
March 25, 1999
92“Stage Fight” (Dance! Pokémon Showboat!)
Transcription: “Odoru! Pokémon Shōbōto!” (Japanese: おどる! ポケモンショーボート!)
April 1, 1999
93“Bye Bye Psyduck” (Goodbye Koduck! Come Back Golduck?)
Transcription: “Sayonara Kodakku! Mata Kite Gorudakku?” (Japanese: さよならコダック! またきてゴルダック?)
April 8, 1999
94“The Joy of Pokémon” (Sailing Joy! Cross the Raging Waves!)
Transcription: “Seiringu Jōi! Aranami o Koete!” (Japanese: セイリングジョーイ! あらなみをこえて!)
April 15, 1999
95“Navel Maneuvers” (Navel Gym! Snowy Mountain Battle!)
Transcription: “Nēburu Jimu! Yuki Yama no Tatakai!” (Japanese: ネーブルジム! ゆきやまのたたかい!)
April 22, 1999
96“Snack Attack” (Gluttonous Kabigon! Huge Panic!)
Transcription: “Ōgui Kabigon! Dai Panikku!” (Japanese: おおぐいカビゴン! だいパニック!)
April 29, 1999
97“A Shipful of Shivers” (Ghost Ship and Ghost Pokémon!)
Transcription: “Yūreisen to Yūrei Pokemon!” (Japanese: ゆうれいせんとゆうれいポケモン!)
May 6, 1999
98“Meowth Rules!” (Lord Nyarth’s Island!?)
Transcription: “O Nyāsu-sama no Shima!?” (Japanese: おニャースさまのしま!?)
May 13, 1999
99“Tracey Gets Bugged” (The Strike Soldier’s Pride)
Transcription: “Sutoraiku Senshi no Hokori” (Japanese: ストライクせんしのほこり)
May 20, 1999
100“A Way Off Day Off” (It’s a Southern Island! Everyone Assemble!)
Transcription: “Minami no Shima da yo! Zen’in Shūgō!” (Japanese: みなみのしまだよ! ぜんいんしゅうごう!)
May 27, 1999
101“The Mandarin Island Miss Match” (Elite Four Canna! Ice Battle!!)
Transcription: “Shitennō Kanna! Kōri no Tatakai!!” (Japanese: してんのうカンナ! こおりのたたかい!!)
June 3, 1999
102“Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon?” (Nidoran’s Love Story)
Transcription: “Nidoran no Koimonogatari” (Japanese: ニドランのこいものがたり)
June 10, 1999
103“Get Along, Little Pokémon” (Coil on the Prairie!)
Transcription: “Daiheigen no Koiru-tachi!” (Japanese: だいへいげんのコイルたち!)
June 17, 1999
104“The Mystery Menace” (Monster in the Sewers!?)
Transcription: “Chikadō no Kaibutsu!?” (Japanese: ちかどうのかいぶつ!?)
June 24, 1999
105“Misty Meets Her Match” (Yuzu Gym! Type Battle 3 vs. 3!!)
Transcription: “Yuzu Jimu! Taipu Batoru San Tai San!!” (Japanese: ユズジム! タイプバトル3VS3!!)
July 1, 1999
106“Bound for Trouble” (Pikachu vs. Nyarth!?)
Transcription: “Pikachū Tai Nyāsu!?” (Japanese: ピカチュウVSニャース!?)
July 15, 1999
107“Charizard Chills” (Lizardon! I Choose You!!)
Transcription: “Rizādon! Kimi ni Kimeta!!” (Japanese: リザードン! きみにきめた!!)
July 22, 1999
108“The Pokémon Water War” (Firefighting Showdown! Zenigame vs. Kameil)
Transcription: “Hikeshi Taiketsu! Zenigame Tai Kamēru” (Japanese: ひけしたいけつ! ゼニガメVSカメール)
July 29, 1999
109“Pokémon Food Fight” (Burn! Kabigon!!)
Transcription: “Moe yo! Kabigon!!” (Japanese: もえよ! カビゴン!!)
August 5, 1999
110“Pokémon Double Trouble” (Tag Battle! The Last Gym!!)
Transcription: “Taggu Batoru! Saigo no Jimu!!” (Japanese: タッグバトル! さいごのジム!!)
August 12, 1999
111“The Wacky Watcher” (Koiking! The Secret of Evolution!!)
Transcription: “Koikingu! Shinka no Himitsu!!” (Japanese: コイキング! しんかのひみつ!!)
August 19, 1999
112“The Stun Spore Detour” (Nyoromo and Kasumi)
Transcription: “Nyoromo to Kasumi” (Japanese: ニョロモとカスミ)
August 26, 1999
113“Hello Pummelo” (Winners’ Cup! Full Battle 6 vs. 6!!)
Transcription: “Wināzu Kappu! Furu Batoru Roku Tai Roku!!” (Japanese: ウィナーズカップ! フルバトル6VS6!!)
September 2, 1999
114“Enter the Dragonite” (Final Battle! Kairyu Appears!!)
Transcription: “Fainaru Batoru! Kairyū Tōjō!!” (Japanese: ファイナルバトル! カイリューとうじょう!!)
September 9, 1999
115“Viva Las Lapras” (Goodbye Laplace!)
Transcription: “Sayonara Rapurasu!” (Japanese: さよならラプラス!)
September 16, 1999
116“The Underground Round-Up” (Big Marumine Explosion!?)
Transcription: “Marumain Dai Bakuha!?” (Japanese: マルマインだいばくは!?)
September 23, 1999
117“A Tent Situation” (Return to Masara Town!)
Transcription: “Kaettekita Masara Taun!” (Japanese: かえってきたマサラタウン!)
September 30, 1999
118“The Rivalry Revival” (Rival Showdown! Satoshi vs. Shigeru!!)
Transcription: “Raibaru Taiketsu! Satoshi Tai Shigeru!!” (Japanese: ライバルたいけつ! サトシVSシゲル!!)
October 7, 1999

Arc 2: Johto

The Johto arc saw Ash Ketchum and his friends leave Kanto after Ash’s defeat in the Pokémon League. Ash wanted to become even stronger, so he set out for another region, where he would meet and catch new Pokémon, as well as battle new trainers and become a better trainer himself. The Johto arc encompasses a total of three seasons. The first, The Johto Journeys, aired from October 14, 1999 to July 27, 2000 with a total of 41 episodes; Johto League Champions, the second season, aired from August 3, 2000 to August 2, 2001 and had a total of 52 episodes; the third and final Johto season, Master Quest, had 65 episodes that aired from August 9, 2001 to November 14, 2002. The arc had a total of 158 episodes.

Only one episode from this arc (listed in red) was removed from international broadcasts (episode 252), most likely due to the appearance of the controversial Pokémon Jynx. Every other episode was broadcast normally and here is the full list:

The Johto Journeys

#Episode TitleAir Date
119“Don’t Touch That ‘dile” (Wakaba Town! Where the Winds of a New Beginning Blow!)
Transcription: “Wakaba Taun! Hajimari o Tsugeru Kaze ga Fuku Machi!” (Japanese: ワカバタウン! はじまりをつげるかぜのふくまち!)
October 14, 1999
120“The Double Trouble Header” (The Rookie’s Chicorita!)
Transcription: “Rūkī no Chikorīta!” (Japanese: ルーキーのチコリータ!)
October 21, 1999
121“A Sappy Ending” (Crash! Heracros vs. Kailios!!)
Transcription: “Gekitotsu! Herakurosu Tai Kairosu!!” (Japanese: げきとつ! へラクロスVSカイロス!!)
October 28, 1999
122“Roll On, Pokémon!” (Donfan’s Valley!)
Transcription: “Donfan no Tani!” (Japanese: ドンファンのたに!)
November 4, 1999
123“Illusion Confusion!” (Hoho and the Mysterious Forest!)
Transcription: “Hōhō to Ayashii Mori!” (Japanese: ホーホーとあやしいもり!)
November 11, 1999
124“Flower Power” (Kireihana’s Battle Dancing!)
Transcription: “Kireihana no Batoru Danshingu!” (Japanese: キレイハナのバトルダンシング!)
November 18, 1999
125“Spinarak Attack” (Itomaru! Big Police Investigation!!)
Transcription: “Itomaru! Dai Sōsasen!!” (Japanese: イトマル! だいそうさせん!!)
November 25, 1999
126“Snubbull Snobbery” (Bull’s Magnificent Life!?)
Transcription: “Burū no Karei na Seikatsu!?” (Japanese: ブルーのかれいなせいかつ!?)
December 2, 1999
127“The Little Big Horn” (Odoshishi! Forest of Illusions!?)
Transcription: “Odoshishi! Maboroshi no Mori!?” (Japanese: オドシシ!まぼろしのもり!?)
December 9, 1999
128“The Chikorita Rescue” (The Stubborn Chicorita!!)
Transcription: “Ijippari no Chikorīta!!” (Japanese: いじっぱりのチコリータ!!)
December 16, 1999
129“Once in a Blue Moon” (Nuoh and the GS Ball!?)
Transcription: “Nuō to GS Bōru!?” (Japanese: ヌオーとGSボール!?)
December 23, 1999
130“The Whistle Stop” (Rediba’s Flute!)
Transcription: “Rediba no Fue!” (Japanese: レディバのふえ!)
January 1, 2000
131“Ignorance is Blissey” (Happinas’s Happy Nurse!)
Transcription: “Hapinasu no Happī Nāsu!” (Japanese: ハピナスのハッピーナース!)
January 6, 2000
132“A Bout with Sprout” (Big Pinch! Madatsubomi Tower!)
Transcription: “Dai Pinchi! Madatsubomi no Tō!” (Japanese: だいピンチ! マダツボミのとう!)
January 13, 2000
133“Fighting Flyer with Fire” (Kikyou Gym! Sky Battle!!)
Transcription: “Kikyō Jimu! Ōzora no Tatakai!!” (Japanese: キキョウジム! おおぞらのたたかい!!)
January 20, 2000
134“For Crying Out Loud” (Crybaby Maril!)
Transcription: “Nakimushi Mariru!” (Japanese: なきむしマリル!)
January 27, 2000
135“Tanks a Lot!” (Pasture! Otachi & Togepy!!)
Transcription: “Bakusō! Otachi Ando Togepī!!” (Japanese: ばくそう! オタチ&トゲピー!!)
February 3, 2000
136“Charizard’s Burning Ambitions” (Lizardon’s Valley! Until We Meet Again!!)
Transcription: “Rizādon no Tani! Mata Au Hi made!!” (Japanese: リザードンのたに! またあうひまで!!)
February 10, 2000
137“Grin to Win!” (Big Panic! Kimawari Contest!!)
Transcription: “Dai Panikku! Kimawari Kontesuto!!” (Japanese: だいパニック! キマワリコンテスト!!)
February 17, 2000
138“Chikorita’s Big Upset” (Chicorita’s Jealousy!?)
Transcription: “Chikorīta wa Gokigen Naname!?” (Japanese: チコリータはごきげんななめ!?)
February 24, 2000
139“Foul Weather Friends” (Hanecco’s Jealousy! Big Prairie Battle!!)
Transcription: “Hanekko Haneta! Daisōgen no Tatakai!!” (Japanese: ハネッコはねた! だいそうげんのたたかい!!)
March 2, 2000
140“The Superhero Secret” (Mysterious Superhero! Gligerman Appears!!)
Transcription: “Nazo no Sūpāhīrō! Guraigāman Tōjō!!” (Japanese: なぞのスーパーヒーロー! グライガーマンとうじょう!!)
March 9, 2000
141“Mild ‘n Wooly” (Merriep Meadow’s Girl)
Transcription: “Merīpu to Makiba no Shōjo” (Japanese: メリープとまきばのしょうじょ)
March 16, 2000
142“Wired for Battle!” (Let’s Battle! Hassam vs. Heracros!!)
Transcription: “Batoru Shiyō ze! Hassamu Tai Herakurosu!!” (Japanese: バトルしようぜ! ハッサムVSヘラクロス!!)
March 23, 2000
143“Good ‘Quil Hunting” (Hinoarashi! I Got It!!)
Transcription: “Hinoarashi! Getto da ze!!” (Japanese: ヒノアラシ! ゲットだぜ!!)
March 30, 2000
144“A Shadow of a Drought” (Hiwada Town! Yadon’s Well!!)
Transcription: “Hiwada Taun! Yadon no Ido!!” (Japanese: ヒワダタウン! ヤドンのいど!!)
April 6, 2000
145“Going Apricorn!” (Kunugidama and the Bonguri Fruit! Backyard Battle!!)
Transcription: “Kunugidama to Bonguri no Mi! Urayama no Tatakai!!” (Japanese: クヌギダマとボングリのみ! うらやまのたたかい!!)
April 13, 2000
146“Gettin’ the Bugs Out” (Hiwada Gym! Forest Battlefield!!)
Transcription: “Hiwada Jimu! Mori no Batoru Fīrudo!!” (Japanese: ヒワダジム! もりのバトルフィールド!!)
April 20, 2000
147“A Farfetch’d Tale” (Ubame’s Forest! Search for Kamonegi!!)
Transcription: “Ubame no Mori! Kamonegi o Sagase!!” (Japanese: ウバメのもり! カモネギをさがせ!!)
April 27, 2000
148“Tricks of the Trade” (Sonans and the Pokémon Exchange!!)
Transcription: “Sōnansu to Pokemon Kōkankai!!” (Japanese: ソーナンスとポケモンこうかんかい!!)
May 4, 2000
149“The Fire-ing Squad!” (Burning Zenigame Squad! Like a Fire!!)
Transcription: “Moero Zenigame-dan! Honō no Yō ni!!” (Japanese: もえろゼニガメだん! ほのおのように!!)
May 11, 2000
150“No Big Woop!” (Full of Upah!)
Transcription: “Upā ga Ippai!” (Japanese: ウパーがいっぱい!)
May 18, 2000
151“Tunnel Vision” (Purin vs. Bull!)
Transcription: “Purin Tai Burū!” (Japanese: プリンVSブルー!)
May 25, 2000
152“Hour of the Houndour” (Dark Pokémon – Delvil)
Transcription: “Dāku Pokemon, Derubiru” (Japanese: ダークポケモン・デルビル)
June 1, 2000
153“The Totodile Duel” (Whose Waninoko is It!? Satoshi vs. Kasumi!)
Transcription: “Waninoko wa Dare no Mono!? Satoshi Tai Kasumi!” (Japanese: ワニノコはだれのもの!? サトシVSカスミ!)
June 8, 2000
154“Hot Matches!” (Airmd vs. Hinoarashi! Wings of Steel!!)
Transcription: “Eamūdo Tai Hinoarashi! Hagane no Tsubasa!!” (Japanese: エアムードVSヒノアラシ! はがねのつばさ!!)
June 15, 2000
155“Love, Totodile Style” (Dance, Waninoko! The Step of Love!!)
Transcription: “Odore Waninoko! Ai no Suteppu o!!” (Japanese: おどれワニノコ! あいのステップを!!)
June 22, 2000
156“Fowl Play!” (Different-Colored Yorunozuku! I Got It!!)
Transcription: “Irochigai no Yorunozuku! Getto da ze!!” (Japanese: いろちがいのヨルノズク! ゲットだぜ!!)
June 29, 2000
157“Forest Grumps” (Ringuma’s Startling!!)
Transcription: “Ringuma de Dokkiri!!” (Japanese: リングマでドッキリ!!)
July 6, 2000
158“The Psychic Sidekicks!” (Kirinriki! The Village of Esper Pokémon!)
Transcription: “Kirinriki! Esupā Pokemon no Mura!” (Japanese: キリンリキ! エスパーポケモンのむら!)
July 13, 2000
159“The Fortune Hunters” (Pokémon Fortune-telling!? Enormous Melee!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Uranai!? Dairansen!” (Japanese: ポケモンうらない!? だいらんせん!)
July 27, 2000

Johto League Champions

#Episode TitleAir Date
160“A Goldenrod Opportunity (Part 1)” (Kogane Gym! Speed & Power!?)
Transcription: “Kogane Jimu! Supīdo ando Pawā!?” (Japanese: コガネジム! スピード&パワー!?)
August 3, 2000
161“A Dairy Tale Ending (Part 2)” (Miltank! Revenge Battle!!)
Transcription: “Mirutanku! Ribenji Batoru!!” (Japanese: ミルタンク! リベンジバトル!!)
August 10, 2000
162“Air Time” (Battle of the Radio Tower! Surpass Spacetime!!)
Transcription: “Rajiotō no Tatakai! Jikū o Koete!!” (Japanese: ラジオとうのたたかい! じくうをこえて!!)
August 17, 2000
163“The Bug Stops Here” (Bug Trainer Convention! Got It at the Natural Park!!)
Transcription: “Mushitori Taikai! Shizen Kōen de Getto da ze!!” (Japanese: むしとりたいかい! しぜんこうえんでゲットだぜ!!)
August 24, 2000
164“Type Casting” (Where Is Usokkie!?)
Transcription: “Usokkī wa Doko ni Iru!?” (Japanese: ウソッキーはどこにいる!?)
August 31, 2000
165“Fossil Fools” (Ancient Pokémon Park! Ruins of Alph!!)
Transcription: “Kodai Pokemon Pāku! Arufu no Iseki!!” (Japanese: こだいポケモンパーク! アルフのいせき!!)
September 7, 2000
166“Carrying On” (The Carrier Poppo of the Poppo Store!)
Transcription: “Poppo ya no Densho Poppo!” (Japanese: ポッポやのでんしょポッポ!)
September 14, 2000
167“Hassle in the Castle” (Zubat’s Mansion! A Dangerous Labyrinth!!)
Transcription: “Zubatto no Yakata! Kiken na Meiro!!” (Japanese: ズバットのやかた! きけんなめいろ!!)
September 21, 2000
168“Two Hits and a Miss” (Kapoerer vs. Fushigidane! Hand to Hand Showdown!!)
Transcription: “Kapoerā Tai Fushigidane! Kakutō Taiketsu!!” (Japanese: カポエラーVSフシギダネ! かくとうたいけつ!!)
September 28, 2000
169“A Hot Water Battle” (The Three of the Jungle! Battle in the Hot Springs!!)
Transcription: “Janguru no San Biki! Onsen Batoru!!” (Japanese: ジャングルのさんびき! おんせんバトル!!)
October 5, 2000
170“Hook, Line, and Stinker” (Azumao! Fishing Battle!!)
Transcription: “Azumaō! Fisshingu Batoru!!” (Japanese: アズマオウ! フィッシングバトル!!)
October 12, 2000
171“Beauty and the Breeder” (Goodbye, Rokon! Pokémon Beauty Contest!!)
Transcription: “Sayonara Rokon! Pokemon Byūtī Kontesuto!!” (Japanese: さよならロコン! ポケモンビューティーコンテスト!!)
October 19, 2000
172“A Better Pill to Swallow” (Tsubotsubo vs. Madatsubomi)
Transcription: “Tsubotsubo Tai Madatsubomi” (Japanese: ツボツボVSマダツボミ)
October 26, 2000
173“Power Play!” (Blacky! Battle During a Dark Night!!)
Transcription: “Burakkī! Yamiyo no Tatakai!!” (Japanese: ブラッキー! やみよのたたかい!!)
November 2, 2000
174“Mountain Time” (Redian! Exceeding the Valley of the Wind!!)
Transcription: “Redian! Kaze no Tani o Koete!!” (Japanese: レディアン! かぜのたにをこえて!!)
November 9, 2000
175“Wobbu-Palooza” (Village of Sonans!?)
Transcription: “Sōnansu no Mura!?” (Japanese: ソーナンスのむら!?)
November 16, 2000
176“Imitation Confrontation” (Aim to Be a Metamon Master! Imite Returns!!)
Transcription: “Mezase Metamon Masutā! Imite Futatabi!!” (Japanese: めざせメタモンマスター! イミテふたたび!!)
November 23, 2000
177“The Trouble with Snubbull” (Nyarth, Bull and Granbull!?)
Transcription: “Nyāsu to Burū to Guranburu!?” (Japanese: ニャースとブルーとグランブル!?)
November 30, 2000
178“Ariados, Amigos” (Ariados! Battle of Ninja Arts!!)
Transcription: “Ariadosu! Ninpō Batoru!!” (Japanese: アリアドス! にんぽうバトル!!)
December 7, 2000
179“Wings ‘N’ Things” (Flap, Yanyanma! Fly to Tomorrow’s Sky!!)
Transcription: “Habatake Yanyanma! Ashita no Sora e!!” (Japanese: はばたけヤンヤンマ! あしたのそらへ!!)
December 14, 2000
180“The Grass Route” (Popocco! Grass Pokémon Battle!!)
Transcription: “Popokko! Kusa Pokemon Batoru!!” (Japanese: ポポッコ! くさポケモンバトル!!)
December 21, 2000
181“The Apple Corp” (Pikachu and Pichu!)
Transcription: “Pikachū to Pichū!” (Japanese: ピカチュウとピチュー!)
January 4, 2001
182“Houndoom’s Special Delivery” (Hellgar and Togepy!)
Transcription: “Herugā to Togepī!” (Japanese: ヘルガーとトゲピー!)
January 11, 2001
183“A Ghost of a Chance” (The Burned Tower! Matsuba Appears!!)
Transcription: “Yaketa Tō! Matsuba Tōjō!!” (Japanese: やけたとう! マツバとうじょう!!)
January 18, 2001
184“From Ghost to Ghost” (Enju Gym! Ghost Battle!!)
Transcription: “Enju Jimu! Gōsuto Batoru!!” (Japanese: エンジュジム! ゴーストバトル!!)
January 25, 2001
185“Trouble’s Brewing” (The 5 Sisters of Eievui! Battle at the Tea Ceremony!!)
Transcription: “Ībui Go-Shimai! Ochakai de Batoru!!” (Japanese: イーブイ5しまい! おちゃかいでバトル!!)
February 1, 2001
186“All That Glitters!” (Yamikarasu! The Stolen Badges!!)
Transcription: “Yamikarasu! Ubawareta Bajji!!” (Japanese: ヤミカラス! うばわれたバッジ!!)
February 8, 2001
187“The Light Fantastic” (Teppouo’s Sky!)
Transcription: “Teppouo no Sora!” (Japanese: テッポウオのそら!)
February 15, 2001
188“UnBEARable” (Himeguma’s Secret!)
Transcription: “Himeguma no Himitsu!” (Japanese: ヒメグマのひみつ!)
February 22, 2001
189“Moving Pictures” (The Mystery of the Frozen Himanuts!!)
Transcription: “Kōtta Himanattsu no Nazo!!” (Japanese: こおったヒマナッツのなぞ!!)
March 1, 2001
190“Spring Fever” (Dig Here, Urimoo! Search for the Hot Spring!!)
Transcription: “Koko Hore Urimū! Onsen o Sagase!!” (Japanese: ここほれウリムー! おんせんをさがせ!!)
March 8, 2001
191“Freeze Frame” (Freezer vs. Purin! In the Middle of a Snowstorm!!)
Transcription: “Furīzā Tai Purin! Fubuki no Naka de!!” (Japanese: フリーザーVSプリン! ふぶきのなかで!!)
March 15, 2001
192“The Stolen Stones!” (Windie and the Fire Stone!)
Transcription: “Uindi to Honō no Ishi!” (Japanese: ウインディとほのおのいし!)
March 22, 2001
193“The Dunsparce Deception” (There Aren’t Any Nokocchi Here!?)
Transcription: “Nokotchi wa no Kotchinai!?” (Japanese: ノコッチはのこっちない!?)
March 29, 2001
194“The Wayward Wobbuffet” (Sonans! Is That So?)
Transcription: “Sōnansu! Sō nan su?” (Japanese: ソーナンス! そうなんす?)
April 5, 2001
195“Sick Daze” (Takeshi Collapses! A Dangerous Camp!!)
Transcription: “Takeshi Taoreru! Abunai Kyanpu!!” (Japanese: タケシたおれる! あぶないキャンプ!!)
April 12, 2001
196“Ring Masters” (Ordile vs. Kamex! Sumo Battle!!)
Transcription: “Ōdairu Tai Kamekkusu! Sumō Batoru!!” (Japanese: オーダイルVSカメックス! すもうバトル!!)
April 19, 2001
197“The Poké-Spokesman” (You Can Speak with Pokémon!? The Words and Feelings of Pokémon!)
Transcription: “Pokemon to Hanasemasu!? Pokemon no Kotoba Pokemon no Kimochi!” (Japanese: ポケモンとはなせます!? ポケモンのことばポケモンのきもち!)
April 26, 2001
198“Control Freak!” (Golbat vs. the Masked Queen Musashi! The Ruins Battle!!)
Transcription: “Gorubatto Tai Kamen no Joō Musashi! Iseki no Tatakai!!” (Japanese: ゴルバットVSかめんのじょおうムサシ! いせきのたたかい!!)
May 3, 2001
199“The Art of Pokémon” (The Miracle of Doble!! Shining in the Morning Sun!)
Transcription: “Dōburu no Kiseki!! Asahi no Naka de Kagayaite!” (Japanese: ドーブルのきせき!! あさひのなかでかがやいて!)
May 10, 2001
200“The Heartbreak of Brock” (Nidorino, Nidorina! Takeshi’s Rose-colored Days!?)
Transcription: “Nidorīno Nidorīna! Takeshi no Barairo no Hibi!?” (Japanese: ニドリーノニドリーナ! タケシばらいろのひび!?)
May 17, 2001
201“Current Events” (Goodbye, Chicorita!? The Labyrinth of Electricity!)
Transcription: “Sayonara Chikorita!? Denki no Rabirinsu!” (Japanese: さよならチコリータ!? でんきのラビリンス!)
May 24, 2001
202“Turning Over a New Bayleef” (Where Did Bayleef Go!? Capture at the Herb Garden!)
Transcription: “Beirīfu wa Doko ni Itta!? Hābu Batake de Tsukamaete!” (Japanese: ベイリーフはどこへいった!? ハーブばたけでつかまえて!)
May 31, 2001
203“Doin’ What Comes Natu-rally” (Naty Fortune Teller! The Mystery of Telling the Future!!)
Transcription: “Neiti Uranai! Mirai Yochi no Shinpi!!” (Japanese: ネイティうらない! みらいよちのしんぴ!!)
June 7, 2001
204“The Big Balloon Blow-Up” (The Big Pokémon Balloon Race! Get Past the Storm!!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Kikyū Dai Rēsu! Arashi o Koete!!” (Japanese: ポケモンききゅうだいレース! あらしをこえて!!)
June 14, 2001
205“The Screen Actor’s Guilt” (Muchul is Daydreaming!! Do Superstars Like Pokémon?)
Transcription: “Muchūru ni Mō Muchū!! Sūpāsutā wa Pokemon ga Osuki?” (Japanese: ムチュールにもうむちゅう!! スーパースターはポケモンがおすき?)
June 21, 2001
206“Right On, Rhydon!” (Follow the Surfing Sidon!? The Battle at the Lake!)
Transcription: “Naminori Saidon o Oe!? Mizuumi no Tatakai!” (Japanese: なみのりサイドンをおえ!? みずうみのたたかい!)
June 28, 2001
207“The Kecleon Caper” (Where’s Kakureon!? Huge Chaos Created by the Invisible Pokémon!)
Transcription: “Kakureon wa Doko ni Iru!? Mienai Pokemon ni Daikonran!” (Japanese: カクレオンはどこにいる!? みえないポケモンにだいこんらん!)
July 5, 2001
208“The Joy of Water Pokémon” (The Nurse Joy who Hates Water Pokémon!? Kasumi’s Anger!)
Transcription: “Mizu Pokemon-Girai no Joī-san!? Kasumi no Ikari!” (Japanese: みずポケモンぎらいのジョーイさん!? カスミのいかり!)
July 12, 2001
209“Got Miltank?” (The Mother Miltank! The Desert’s Secret!)
Transcription: “Seibo Mirutanku! Sabaku no Himitsu!” (Japanese: せいぼミルタンク! さばくのひみつ!)
July 19, 2001
210“Fight for the Light” (Radiance Lighthouse! Battle at Asagi City!!)
Transcription: “Kagayaki no Tōdai! Asagi Shiti no Tatakai!!” (Japanese: かがやきのとうだい! アサギシティのたたかい!!)
July 26, 2001
211“Machoke, Machoke Man!” (Tanba Gym! Front-Game Wrestling Showdown!!)
Transcription: “Tanba Jimu! Makkō Shōbu Kakutō Taiketsu!!” (Japanese: タンバジム! まっこうしょうぶかくとうたいけつ!!)
August 2, 2001

Master Quest

#Episode TitleAir Date
212“Around the Whirlpool” (The Whirlpool Islands! A New Challenge!!)
Transcription: “Uzumaki Rettō! Aratanaru Chōsen!!” (Japanese: うずまきれっとう! あらたなるちょうせん!!)
August 9, 2001
213“Fly Me to the Moon” (Poppo and the Enormous Poppo! Towards the As Yet Unseen Sky!!)
Transcription: “Poppo to Deka Poppo! Mada Minu Sora e!!” (Japanese: ポッポとデカポッポ! まだみぬそらへ!!)
August 16, 2001
214“Takin’ It on the Chinchou” (Set Out to the Sea! Line of Chonchie!!)
Transcription: “Tabidate Umi e! Chonchī Gyōretsu!!” (Japanese: たびだてうみへ! チョンチーぎょうれつ!!)
August 23, 2001
215“A Corsola Caper!” (Sunnygo the Amigo! Showdown on Yellow Rock Isle!!)
Transcription: “Sanīgo de Amīgo! Ō Gantō no Taiketsu!!” (Japanese: サニーゴでアミーゴ! おうがんとうのたいけつ!!)
August 30, 2001
216“Mantine Overboard!” (Mantain and the Sunken Ship!! The Secret of the Mysterious Pokémon!)
Transcription: “Mantain to Chinbotsusen!! Nazo no Pokemon no Himitsu!” (Japanese: マンタインとちんぼつせん!! なぞのポケモンのひみつ!)
September 6, 2001
217“Octillery the Outcast” (Okutank and Teppouo! Whirlpool Cup Preliminaries!!)
Transcription: “Okutan to Teppouo! Uzumaki Kappu Yosen!!” (Japanese: オクタンとテッポウオ! うずまきカップよせん!!)
September 13, 2001
218“Dueling Heroes” (Whirlpool Cup! A Big Battle in the Water Colosseum!!)
Transcription: “Uzumaki Kappu! Mizu no Koroshiamu de Daibatoru!!” (Japanese: うずまきカップ! みずのコロシアムでだいバトル!!)
September 20, 2001
219“The Perfect Match!” (Satoshi vs. Kasumi! The Final Battle in the Whirlpool Cup!!)
Transcription: “Satoshi Tai Kasumi! Uzumaki Kappu Saigo no Tatakai!!” (Japanese: サトシVSカスミ! うずまきカップさいごのたたかい!!)
September 27, 2001
220“Plant It Now… Diglett Later” (Protect the Digda Village! The Big Pitfall Strategy!?)
Transcription: “Diguda no Mura o Mamore! Otoshiana Daisakusen!?” (Japanese: ディグダのむらをまもれ! おとしあなだいさくせん!?)
October 4, 2001
221“Hi Ho Silver… Away!” (The Legend of Silver Wings! Battle at Silver Rock Island!!)
Transcription: “Gin’iro no Hane no Densetsu! Gin Gantō no Tatakai!!” (Japanese: ぎんいろのはねのでんせつ! ぎんがんとうのたたかい!!)
October 11, 2001
222“The Mystery Is History” (Mysterious Pokémon X!!)
Transcription: “Nazono Pokemon X!!” (Japanese: なぞのポケモンX!!)
October 18, 2001
223“A Parent Trapped!” (The Captive Lugia)
Transcription: “Torawareno Rugia” (Japanese: とらわれのルギア)
October 25, 2001
224“A Promise is a Promise” (The Promise with Lugia!)
Transcription: “Rugia to no Yakusoku!” (Japanese: ルギアとのやくそく!)
November 1, 2001
225“Throwing in the Noctowl” (Fly Flight Hoho! Head for Asagi!!)
Transcription: “Tobe Hōhō-gō! Asagi o Mezashi!!” (Japanese: とべホーホーごう! アサギをめざし!!)
November 8, 2001
226“Nerves of Steelix!” (Asagi Gym! Vs. Haganeil!!)
Transcription: “Asagi Jimu! Tai Haganēru!!” (Japanese: アサギジム! VSハガネール!!)
November 15, 2001
227“Bulbasaur… the Ambassador!” (Farewell, Fushigidane! Adventure at Dr. Okido’s)
Transcription: “Sayonara Fushigidane! Ōkido-tei no Bōken” (Japanese: さよならフシギダネ! オーキドていのぼうけん)
November 22, 2001
228“Espeon, Not Included” (Eifie and Sakura! Enju City Once Again!!)
Transcription: “Ēfi to Sakura! Enju Shitei Futatabi!!” (Japanese: エーフィとサクラ! エンジュシティふたたび!!)
November 29, 2001
229“For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!” (Suikun and Minaki! The Legend of Houou!!)
Transcription: “Suikun to Minaki! Hōō no Densetsu!!” (Japanese: スイクンとミナキ! ホウオウのでんせつ!!)
December 6, 2001
230“Extreme Pokémon!” (Run Quickly Along the Pokémon Ride!!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Raido de Tsuppashire!!” (Japanese: ポケモンライドでつっぱしれ!!)
December 13, 2001
231“An EGG-sighting Adventure!” (Famous Detective Junsar! The Mystery of the Disappeared Egg!!)
Transcription: “Meitantei Junsā! Kieta Tamago no Nazo!!” (Japanese: めいたんていジュンサー! きえたタマゴのなぞ!!)
December 20, 2001
232“Hatching a Plan” (Egg, Hatch)
Transcription: “Tamago, Kaeru” (Japanese: タマゴ、かえる)
December 27, 2001
233“Dues and Don’ts” (Rocket-dan and Delibird!)
Transcription: “Roketto-dan to Deribādo!” (Japanese: ロケットだんとデリバード!)
January 10, 2002
234“Just Waiting On a Friend” (The Kyukon in the Fog!)
Transcription: “Kiri no Naka no Kyūkon!” (Japanese: きりのなかのキュウコン!)
January 17, 2002
235“A Tyrogue Full of Trouble” (Balkie and the Karate King Nobuhiko!)
Transcription: “Barukī to Karateō Nobuhiko!” (Japanese: バルキーとからておうノブヒコ!)
January 24, 2002
236“Xatu the Future” (Natio’s Big Prediction!)
Transcription: “Neitio no Daiyogen!” (Japanese: ネイティオのだいよげん!)
January 31, 2002
237“Talkin’ ‘Bout an Evolution” (Wataru and the Red Gyarados!)
Transcription: “Wataru to Akai Gyaradosu!” (Japanese: ワタルとあかいギャラドス!)
February 7, 2002
238“Rage of Innocence” (Red Gyarados’s Anger!)
Transcription: “Akai Gyaradosu no Ikari!” (Japanese: あかいギャラドスのいかり!)
February 14, 2002
239“As Cold as Pryce” (Inomoo and Yanagi of the Winter!)
Transcription: “Inomū to Fuyu no Yanagi!” (Japanese: イノムーとふゆのヤナギ!)
February 21, 2002
240“Nice Pryce, Baby!” (Chouji Gym! Ice Battle!)
Transcription: “Chōji Jimu! Kōri no Tatakai!” (Japanese: チョウジジム! こおりのたたかい!)
February 28, 2002
241“Whichever Way the Wind Blows” (Kireihana and Ruffresia! Peace in Meadow!)
Transcription: “Kireihana to Rafureshia! Sōgen no Heiwa!” (Japanese: キレイハナとラフレシア! そうげんのへいわ!)
March 7, 2002
242“Some Like It Hot!” (Magcargot! Getting the Hot Heart!!)
Transcription: “Magukarugo! Atsui Kokoro de Getto da ze!!” (Japanese: マグカルゴ! あついこころでゲットだぜ!!)
March 14, 2002
243“Hocus Pokémon” (A Huge Transformation with Pokémon Magic!?)
Transcription: “Pokemon Mahō de Daihenshin!?” (Japanese: ポケモンまほうでだいへんしん!?)
March 21, 2002
244“As Clear as Crystal” (Thunder and the Crystal! Secret of the Lake!)
Transcription: “Sandā to Kurisutaru! Mizūmi no Himitsu!” (Japanese: サンダーとクリスタル! みずうみのひみつ!)
March 28, 2002
245“Same Old Song and Dance” (Pupurin Twins vs. Purin! Singing Pokémon Concert!)
Transcription: “Futago no Pupurin Tai Purin! Utau Pokemon Konsāto!” (Japanese: ふたごのププリンVSプリン! うたうポケモンコンサート!)
April 11, 2002
246“Enlighten Up!” (Yadon’s Comprehension! Satoshi’s Comprehension!)
Transcription: “Yadon no Satori! Satoshi no Satori!” (Japanese: ヤドンのさとり! サトシのさとり!)
April 18, 2002
247“Will the Real Oak Please Stand Up?” (Fake Okido!? Pokémon Senryu Confrontation!!)
Transcription: “Nise Ōkido!? Pokemon Senryū Taiketsu!!” (Japanese: にせオーキド!? ポケモンせんりゅうたいけつ!!)
April 25, 2002
248“Wish Upon a Star Shape” (Py, Pippy and the Shooting Star!)
Transcription: “Pī to Pippi to Nagareboshi!” (Japanese: ピィとピッピとながれぼし!)
May 2, 2002
249“Outrageous Fortunes” (Nyorozo’s Evolution!)
Transcription: “Nyorozo no Shinka!” (Japanese: ニョロゾのしんか!)
May 9, 2002
250“One Trick Phony!” (Battle Park! Vs. Kamex, Lizardon, Fushigibana!)
Transcription: “Batoru Pāku! Tai Kamekkusu, Rizādon, Fushigibana!” (Japanese: バトルパーク! VSカメックス・リザードン・フシギバナ!)
May 16, 2002
251“I Politoed Ya So!” (Nyorotono’s Cheerleading!)
Transcription: “Nyorotono no Chiarīdeingu!” (Japanese: ニョロトノのチアリーディング!)
May 23, 2002
252“The Ice Cave!”
Transcription: “Kōri no Dōkutsu!” (Japanese: こおりのどうくつ!)
May 30, 2002
253“Beauty Is Skin Deep” (Ibuki and Miniryu!)
Transcription: “Ibuki to Miniryū!” (Japanese: イブキとミニリュウ!)
June 6, 2002
254“Fangs for Nothin'” (Fusube Gym’s Dragon Fang!)
Transcription: “Fusube Jimu no Ryū no Kiba!” (Japanese: フスベジムのりゅうのきば!)
June 13, 2002
255“Great Bowls of Fire!” (Kairyu! Use Imperial Rage!)
Transcription: “Kairyū! Gekirin Hatsudō!” (Japanese: カイリュー! げきりんはつどう!)
June 20, 2002
256“Better Eight Than Never” (Fusube Gym! The Final Badge!!)
Transcription: “Fusube Jimu! Saigo no Bajji!!” (Japanese: フスベジム! さいごのバッジ!!)
June 27, 2002
257“Why? Wynaut!” (Sohnano!? Gym Badges and Sonans!!)
Transcription: “Sōnano!? Jimu Bajji to Sōnansu!!” (Japanese: ソーナノ!? ジムバッジとソーナンス!!)
July 4, 2002
258“Just Add Water” (Ryugu Gym! Battle in the Water!)
Transcription: “Ryūgū Jimu! Mizu no Nakade Batoru da ze!” (Japanese: リュウグウジム! みずのなかでバトルだぜ!)
July 11, 2002
259“Lapras of Luxury” (Laplace’s Song!)
Transcription: “Rapurasu no Uta!” (Japanese: ラプラスのうた!)
July 18, 2002
260“Hatch Me If You Can” (Protecting the Egg! The Life Born in a Storm!)
Transcription: “Tamago o Mamore! Arashi no Naka de Umareta Inochi!” (Japanese: タマゴをまもれ! あらしのなかでうまれたいのち!)
July 25, 2002
261“Entei at Your Own Risk” (Entei and Friends of the Hot Spring!)
Transcription: “Entei to Onsen no Nakama-tachi!” (Japanese: エンテイとおんせんのなかまたち!)
August 1, 2002
262“A Crowning Achievement” (Yadoking! King’s Symbol!)
Transcription: “Yadokingu! Ōja no Shirushi!” (Japanese: ヤドキング! おうじゃのしるし!)
August 8, 2002
263“Here’s Lookin’ at You Elekid!” (Nanako and Elekid!)
Transcription: “Nanako to Erekiddo!” (Japanese: ナナコとエレキッド!)
August 15, 2002
264“You’re a Star, Larvitar!” (Do Your Best, Yogiras!)
Transcription: “Yōgirasu Ganbaru!” (Japanese: ヨーギラスがんばる!)
August 22, 2002
265“Address Unown!” (Unknown of the Country of Mystery)
Transcription: “Fushigi no Kuni no Annōn” (Japanese: ふしぎのくにのアンノーン)
August 29, 2002
266“Mother of All Battles” (Bangiras and Yogiras!)
Transcription: “Bangirasu to Yōgirasu!” (Japanese: バンギラスとヨーギラス!)
September 5, 2002
267“Pop Goes the Sneasel” (Nyula and the Sacred Flame!)
Transcription: “Nyūra to Seinaru Honō!” (Japanese: ニューラとせいなるほのお!)
September 12, 2002
268“A Claim to Flame!” (Silver League Begins! Shigeru Returns!)
Transcription: “Shirogane Rīgu Kaimaku! Shigeru Futatabi!” (Japanese: シロガネリーグかいまく! シゲルふたたび!)
September 19, 2002
269“Love, Pokémon Style” (League Preliminaries! Battle of the Magmarashi Flame!!)
Transcription: “Yosen Rīgu! Magumarashi Honō no Batoru!!” (Japanese: よせんリーグ! マグマラシほのおのバトル!!)
September 26, 2002
270“Tie One On!” (Meganium vs. Fushigidane! Spirit of the Grass Types!)
Transcription: “Meganiumu Tai Fushigidane! Kusa Taipu no Iji!” (Japanese: メガニウムVSフシギダネ! くさタイプのいじ!)
October 3, 2002
271“The Ties That Bind” (League Finals! Full Battle 6 vs. 6!!)
Transcription: “Kesshō Rīgu! Furu Batoru Roku Tai Roku!!” (Japanese: けっしょうリーグ! フルバトル6VS6!!)
October 10, 2002
272“Can’t Beat the Heat!” (Rival Confrontation! Kamex vs. Lizardon!!)
Transcription: “Raibaru Taiketsu! Kamekkusu Tai Rizādon!!” (Japanese: ライバルたいけつ! カメックスVSリザードン!!)
October 17, 2002
273“Playing with Fire” (Bursyamo Returns! Battle Against Hazuki!)
Transcription: “Bashāmo Futatabi! Hazuki to no Tatakai!!” (Japanese: バシャーモふたたび! ハヅキとのたたかい!!)
October 24, 2002
274“Johto Photo Finish” (To the End of the Destiny Battle! Respective Way!)
Transcription: “Furu Batoru no Hate ni! Sorezore no Michi!!” (Japanese: フルバトルのはてに! それぞれのみち!!)
October 31, 2002
275“Gotta Catch Ya Later!” (Goodbye… And Then, Setting Off!)
Transcription: “Sayonara… Soshite, Tabidachi!” (Japanese: サヨナラ…そして、たびだち!)
November 7, 2002
276“Hoenn Alone!” (Parting with Pikachu…!)
Transcription: “Pikachū to no Wakare…!” (Japanese: ピカチュウとのわかれ!)
November 14, 2002

Arc 3: Hoenn

After his experiences in Johto, Ash and Pikachu left for Hoenn, the third region in the world of Pokémon. This time, he is accompanied by Brock, but not by Misty, who went back home after their Johto adventures; Ash and Brock are soon joined by May and her brother Max. The Hoenn arc encompasses three Hoenn-based seasons – Advanced, which ran from November 21, 2002 to August 28, 2003, with a total of 40 episodes; Advanced Challenge, which ran from September 4, 2003 to September 2, 2004, with a total of 52 episodes; and Advanced Battle, which ran from September 9, 2004 to September 29, 2005, with a total of 54 episodes – and a Kanto-based season – Battle Frontier, which ran from October 6, 2005 to September 14, 2006, with 47 episodes – that we put in this arc because it featured the same characters from the three previous seasons, changing only the setting, but not the tone. The Hoenn arc thus contains a total of 193 episodes.

Two episodes (listed in red) from this arc were not shown globally, with the first not being shown anywhere, not even in Japan (intended to be episode 377), because it coincided with an earthquake that happened around the time, while the second (episode 396) not being aired outside Japan. Here is a full list of episodes:


#Episode TitleAir Date
277“Get the Show on the Road!” (A New Land! A New Adventure!!)
Transcription: “Aratanaru Daichi! Aratanaru Bōken!!” (Japanese: 新たなる大地! 新たなる冒険!!)
November 21, 2002
278“A Ruin with a View” (Ancient Pokémon and Mysterious Teams!)
Transcription: “Kodai Pokémon to Nazo no Gundan!” (Japanese: 古代ポケモンと謎の軍団!)
November 28, 2002
279“There’s No Place Like Hoenn” (Tōka Gym! Vs. Yarukimono!)
Transcription: “Tōka Jimu! Tai Yarukimono!” (Japanese: トウカジム! VSヤルキモノ!)
December 5, 2002
280“You Never Can Taillow” (Full of Subame, Full of Danger! Got It in Tōka Woods!)
Transcription: “Subame ga Ippai, Kiken ga Ippai! Tōka no Mori de Getto da ze!!” (Japanese: スバメがいっぱい 危険がいっぱい! トウカの森でゲットだぜ!!)
December 12, 2002
281“In the Knicker of Time!” (Jiguzaguma and Short-Pantsed Boy! Haruka’s First Battle!!)
Transcription: “Jigujaguma to Tanpan-kozō! Haruka Hajimete no Batoru!!” (Japanese: ジグザグマと短パン小僧! ハルカはじめてのバトル!!)
December 19, 2002
282“A Poached Ego!” (Team Rocket! Goodbye to a Disturbed Scratch!!)
Transcription: “Roketto-dan! Midare Hikkagi de Sayōnara!!” (Japanese: ロケット団! みだれひっかきでサヨウナラ!!)
December 26, 2002
283“Tree’s a Crowd” (Forest of Kimori! Protect the Giant Tree!!)
Transcription: “Kimori no Mori! Kyodaiju o Mamore!!” (Japanese: キモリの森! 巨大樹を守れ!!)
January 9, 2003
284“A Tail with a Twist” (Habunake vs. Kimori! Strike of Death!!)
Transcription: “Habuneku Tai Kimori! Hissatsu no Hataku Kōgeki!!” (Japanese: ハブネークVSキモリ! 必殺のはたく攻撃!!)
January 16, 2003
285“Taming of the Shroomish” (Bizarre! Mystery of the Kinococo Mansion!)
Transcription: “Kaiki! Kinokoko Yashiki no Nazo!” (Japanese: 怪奇! キノココ屋敷の謎!)
January 23, 2003
286“You Said a Mouthful!” (The Strongest Pelipper in History Appears!!)
Transcription: “Shijō Saikyō no Perippā Arawareru!!” (Japanese: 史上最強のペリッパー現る!!)
January 30, 2003
287“A Bite to Remember” (Guraena and Pochiena! Mystery of Evolution!!)
Transcription: “Guraena to Pochiena! Shinka no Shinpi!!” (Japanese: グラエナとポチエナ! 進化の神秘!!)
February 6, 2003
288“The Lotad Lowdown” (Hassboh and the Three Sisters of the Flower Shop!)
Transcription: “Hasubō to Furawā Shoppu no San-Shimai!” (Japanese: ハスボーとフラワーショップの三姉妹!)
February 13, 2003
289“All Things Bright and Beautifly!” (Pokémon Contest! Agehunt’s Magnificent Battle!!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Kontesuto! Agehanto no Karei na Batoru!!” (Japanese: ポケモンコンテスト! アゲハントの華麗なバトル!!)
February 20, 2003
290“All in a Day’s Wurmple” (Double Battle and Double Kemusso!?)
Transcription: “Daburu Batoru to Daburu de Kemusso!?” (Japanese: ダブルバトルとダブルでケムッソ!?)
February 27, 2003
291“Gonna Rule the School!” (Try to Study! Pokémon Trainer’s School!!)
Transcription: “Benkyō-shimasu! Pokemon Torēnāzu Sukūru!!” (Japanese: 勉強します! ポケモントレーナーズスクール!!)
March 6, 2003
292“The Winner by a Nosepass” (Kanazumi Gym! Nosepass’s Secret Weapon!!)
Transcription: “Kanazumi Jimu! Nozupasu no Himitsu Heiki!!” (Japanese: カナズミジム! ノズパスの秘密兵器!!)
March 13, 2003
293“Stairway to Devon” (Devon Corporation! Shadow of Team Aqua!!)
Transcription: “Debon Kōporēshon! Akua-dan no Kage!!” (Japanese: デボンコーポレーション! アクア団の影!!)
March 20, 2003
294“On a Wingull and a Prayer!” (Old Man Hagi and Peeko the Camome!)
Transcription: “Hagi-rōjin to Kyamome no Pīko-chan!” (Japanese: ハギ老人とキャモメのピーコちゃん!)
March 27, 2003
295“Sharpedo Attack!” (Escape! Samehader’s Island!!)
Transcription: “Dasshutsu! Samehadā no Shima!!” (Japanese: 脱出! サメハダーの島!!)
April 3, 2003
296“Brave the Wave” (Muro Gym! The Surfing Leader – Touki Appears!)
Transcription: “Muro Jimu! Naminori ri Jimu Rīdā, Tōki Tōjō!” (Japanese: ムロジム! 波乗りジムリーダー・トウキ登場!)
April 10, 2003
297“Which Wurmple’s Which?” (Kemusso vs. Kemusso! Which is Which!?)
Transcription: “Kemusso Tai Kemusso! Dotchi ga Dotchi!?” (Japanese: ケムッソVSケムッソ! どっちがどっち!?)
April 17, 2003
298“A Hole Lotta Trouble” (Daigo, Cockodora and Bossgodora!)
Transcription: “Daigo, Kokodora, Bosugodora!” (Japanese: ダイゴ、ココドラ、ボスゴドラ!)
April 24, 2003
299“Gone Corphishin'” (Roughneck of the Sea, Heigani Appears!)
Transcription: “Umibe no Abare Mono, Heigani Tōjō!” (Japanese: 海辺の暴れ者、ヘイガニ登場!)
May 1, 2003
300“A Corphish Out of Water” (Run Satoshi! Cross the Kibanha River!)
Transcription: “Hashire Satoshi! Kibania no Kawa o Koe!” (Japanese: 走れサトシ! キバニアの川を越え!)
May 8, 2003
301“A Mudkip Mission” (The Secret Pond! Full of Mizugorou!?)
Transcription: “Himitsu no Ike! Mizugorō Ga Ippai!?” (Japanese: 秘密の池! ミズゴロウがいっぱい!?)
May 15, 2003
302“Turning Over a Nuzleaf” (Attack of the Konohana Tribe!!)
Transcription: “Konohana-zoku no Shūgeki!!” (Japanese: コノハナ族の襲撃!!)
May 22, 2003
303“A Three Team Scheme!” (Team Magma vs. Team Aqua! Secret Base Battle!)
Transcription: “Maguma-dan Tai Akua-dan! Himitsu Kichi no Tatakai!” (Japanese: マグマ団VSアクア団! ひみつきちの戦い!)
May 29, 2003
304“Seeing is Believing!” (Agehunt and Dokucale! The Final Evolution!)
Transcription: “Agehanto to Dokukeiru! Shinka no Hate ni!” (Japanese: アゲハントとドクケイル! 進化の果てに!)
June 5, 2003
305“Ready, Willing, and Sableye” (The Startling Yamirami!)
Transcription: “Yamirami de Tokkiri!” (Japanese: ヤミラミでドッキリ!)
June 12, 2003
306“A Meditite Fight!” (Asanan and the Battle Girl! In the Middle of a Storm!)
Transcription: “Batoru Gāru to Asanan! Arashi no Naka de!” (Japanese: バトルガールとアサナン! 嵐の中で!)
June 19, 2003
307“Just One of the Geysers” (Muro Gym Rematch! Surfing Battlefield!)
Transcription: “Muro Jimu Saisen! Naminori Batoru Fīrudo!” (Japanese: ムロジム再戦! 波乗りバトルフィールド!)
June 26, 2003
308“Abandon Ship!” (The Abandoned Ship! The Creeping Shadow!!)
Transcription: “Suterare Fune! Shinobiyoru Kage!!” (Japanese: すてられ船! しのびよる影!!)
July 3, 2003
309“Now That’s Flower Power!” (A New Rival for Haruka! Intensive Pokémon Contest Training!!)
Transcription: “Haruka ni Raibaru! Tokkun Pokemon Kontesuto!!” (Japanese: ハルカにライバル! 特訓ポケモンコンテスト!!)
July 10, 2003
310“Having a Wailord of a Time” (The Big Starter Pokémon Panic!!)
Transcription: “Hajimete no Pokemon de Dai Panikku!!” (Japanese: はじめてのポケモンで大パニック!!)
July 17, 2003
311“Win, Lose or Drew!” (Haruka! The First Pokémon Contest Challenge!!)
Transcription: “Haruka! Pokemon Kontesuto Hatsu Chōsen!!” (Japanese: ハルカ! ポケモンコンテスト初挑戦!!)
July 24, 2003
312“The Spheal of Approval” (Protect the Ocean Museum! Attack of Team Magma!!)
Transcription: “Umi no Hakubutsukan o Mamore! Maguma-dan no Shūgeki!!” (Japanese: 海の博物館を守れ! マグマ団の襲撃!!)
July 31, 2003
313“Jump for Joy!” (Beauty and the Beast!? Dirteng and Nurse Joy!)
Transcription: “Bijo to Yajū!? Dātengu to Jōi-san!” (Japanese: 美女と野獣!? ダーテングとジョーイさん!)
August 7, 2003
314“A Different Kind of Misty!” (Prasle and Minun! The Mountain Lighthouse!!)
Transcription: “Purasuru to Mainan! Yama no Tōdai!!” (Japanese: プラスルとマイナン! 山の灯台!!)
August 14, 2003
315“A Poké-BLOCK Party!” (Sing! Pokémon Trick House!!)
Transcription: “Utau! Pokemon Karakuri Yashiki!!” (Japanese: 歌う! ポケモンからくり屋敷!!)
August 21, 2003
316“Watt’s with Wattson?” (Kinsetsu Gym! Tessen’s Electric Shock Battle!!)
Transcription: “Kinsetsu Jimu! Tessen no Dengeki Batoru!!” (Japanese: キンセツジム! テッセンの電撃バトル!!)
August 28, 2003

Advanced Challenge

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317“What You Seed is What You Get” (Kimori’s New Technique!! Watermelon Field’s Seed Machine Gun!)
Transcription: “Kimori no Shinwaza!! Suika Hatake no Tane Mashingan!” (Japanese: キモリの新技!!スイカ畑のタネマシンガン!)
September 4, 2003
318“Love at First Flight” (Barubeat and Illumise! Dance of Love!)
Transcription: “Barubīto to Irumīze! Ai no Dansu!” (Japanese: バルビートとイルミーゼ!愛のダンス!)
September 11, 2003
319“Let Bagons Be Bagons” (Fly Tatsubay! Towards the Future!!)
Transcription: “Tobe, Tatsubei! Ashita ni Mukatte!!” (Japanese: 飛べ、タツベイ!明日にむかって!!)
September 18, 2003
320“The Princess and the Togepi” (Kasumi Appears! Togepi and the Mirage Kingdom!)
Transcription: “Kasumi Tōjō! Togepī to Maboroshi no Ōkoku!” (Japanese: カスミ登場!トゲピーとまぼろしの王国!)
September 25, 2003
321“A Togepi Mirage!” (Beyond the Mirage! Togepi’s Paradise!)
Transcription: “Shinkirō no Kanata ni! Togepī no Rakuen!” (Japanese: 蜃気楼の彼方に!トゲピーの楽園!)
October 2, 2003
322“Candid Camerupt!” (Kachinuki Family! 4 vs. 4!!)
Transcription: “Kachinuki Famirī! Yon Tai Yon!!” (Japanese: かちぬきファミリー!4VS4!!)
October 9, 2003
323“I Feel Skitty!” (Eneko and Aromatherapy!)
Transcription: “Eneko to Aromaterapī!” (Japanese: エネコとアロマテラピー!)
October 16, 2003
324“ZigZag Zangoose!” (Zangoose vs. Habunake! Rivals Showdown!!)
Transcription: “Zangūsu Tai Habunēku! Raibaru Taiketsu!!” (Japanese: ザングースVSハブネーク!ライバル対決!!)
October 23, 2003
325“Maxxed Out!” (Masato and Masato! Protect Ametama!)
Transcription: “Masato to Masato! Ametama o Mamore!” (Japanese: マサトとマサト!アメタマを守れ!)
October 30, 2003
326“Pros and Con Artists” (Pokémon Contest – Hajitsuge Tournament!!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Kontesuto, Hajitsuge Taikai!!” (Japanese: ポケモンコンテスト・ハジツゲ大会!!)
November 6, 2003
327“Come What May!” (VS Charem! Contest Battle!!)
Transcription: “VS Chāremu! Kontesuto Batoru!!” (Japanese: VSチャーレム!コンテストバトル!!)
November 13, 2003
328“Cheer Pressure” (Prasle and Minun! Road of Cheering!?)
Transcription: “Purasuru to Mainan! Ōen no Michi!?” (Japanese: プラスルとマイナン!応援の道!?)
November 20, 2003
329“Game Winning Assist” (Eneco and Cat’s Paw! Meadow of Donmel!)
Transcription: “Eneko to Neko no te! Donmeru no Bokujō!” (Japanese: エネコとねこのて!ドンメルの牧場!)
November 27, 2003
330“Fight for the Meteorite” (Team Aqua vs. Team Magma Again! Battle of Mt. Chimney!!)
Transcription: “Maguma-dan Tai Akua-dan, Futatabi! Entotsu Yama no Tatakai!!” (Japanese: マグマ団VSアクア団、再び!えんとつ山の戦い!!)
December 4, 2003
331“Poetry Commotion!” (The New Gym Leader – Asuna! The Hole-Filled Battlefield!)
Transcription: “Shinjin Jimu Rīdā, Asuna! Anadarake no Batoru Fīrudo!” (Japanese: 新人ジムリーダー・アスナ!穴だらけのバトルフィールド!)
December 11, 2003
332“Going, Going, Yawn!” (Heat Badge! Win the Blazing Battle!!)
Transcription: “Hīto Bajji! Moeru Batoru de Getto da ze!!” (Japanese: ヒートバッジ!燃えるバトルでゲットだぜ!!)
December 18, 2003
333“Going for a Spinda” (Full of Patcheel! Beyond the Mountains in Search of Happiness!)
Transcription: “Patchīru Ga Ippai! Shiawase Sagashite Yama no Kanata ni!” (Japanese: パッチールがいっぱい!幸せさがして山の彼方に!)
December 25, 2003
334“All Torkoal, No Play” (Breakthrough Valley of Steel! Cotoise vs. Haganeil!!)
Transcription: “Hagane no Tani o Toppa se yo! Kōtasu Tai Haganēru!!” (Japanese: ハガネの谷を突破せよ!コータスVSハガネール!!)
January 8, 2004
335“Manectric Charge” (Kinetsu Gym Returns! Vs. Livolt!!)
Transcription: “Kinsetsu Jimu Futatabi! Tai Raiboruto!!” (Japanese: キンセツジムふたたび!VSライボルト!!)
January 15, 2004
336“Delcatty Got Your Tongue” (Eneko and Enekororo! The Legendary Pokémon Coordinator Appears!!)
Transcription: “Eneko to Enekororo! Densetsu no Kōdeinētā Tōjō!!” (Japanese: エネコとエネコロロ!伝説のコーディネーター登場!!)
January 22, 2004
337“Disaster of Disguise” (The Masked Coordinator – Phantom Appears!!)
Transcription: “Kamen no Kōdeinētā, Fantomu Tōjō!!” (Japanese: 仮面のコーディネーター・ファントム登場!!)
January 29, 2004
338“Disguise Da Limit” (Shidake Town! Pokémon Contest!!)
Transcription: “Shidake Taun! Pokemon Kontesuto!!” (Japanese: シダケタウン!ポケモンコンテスト!!)
February 5, 2004
339“Take the Lombre Home” (Solrock and Hasubrero! Legend of the Sacred Forest!)
Transcription: “Sorurokku to Hasuburero! Seinaru Mori no Densetsu!” (Japanese: ソルロックとハスブレロ!聖なる森の伝説!)
February 12, 2004
340“True Blue Swablu” (Sky of Tyltto! Heart of Haruka!!)
Transcription: “Chirutto no Sora! Haruka no Kokoro!!” (Japanese: チルットの空!ハルカの心!!)
February 19, 2004
341“Gulpin it Down!” (The Great Gokulin Repelling Strategy!!)
Transcription: “Gokurin Gekitai Daisakusen!!” (Japanese: ゴクリン撃退大作戦!!)
February 26, 2004
342“Exploud and Clear” (Critical Situation! Bakuong vs. Juptile!!)
Transcription: “Isshokusokuhatsu! Bakuongu Tai Juputoru!!” (Japanese: 一触即発!バクオングVSジュプトル!!)
March 4, 2004
343“Go Go Ludicolo!” (Dancing Battle! Runpappa!!)
Transcription: “Odoru Batoru da! Runpappa!!” (Japanese: 踊るバトルだ!ルンパッパ!!)
March 11, 2004
344“A Double Dilemma” (Papa is Idol!? Fake Gym Leader!!)
Transcription: “Papa wa Aidoru!? Itsuwari no Jimu Rīdā!!” (Japanese: パパはアイドル!?いつわりのジムリーダー!!)
March 18, 2004
345“Love, Petalburg Style!” (Tōka Gym Crisis! Household Crisis!!)
Transcription: “Tōka Jimu no Kiki! Katei no Kiki!!” (Japanese: トウカジムの危機!家庭の危機!!)
March 25, 2004
346“Balance of Power” (Tōka Gym! The Fifth Badge!!)
Transcription: “Tōka Jimu Sen! Itsutsu me no Bajji!!” (Japanese: トウカジム戦!五つ目のバッジ!!)
April 1, 2004
347“A Six Pack Attack!” (Professor Ookido and Professor Odamaki! Secret Base Battle!!)
Transcription: “Ōkido-hakase to Odamaki-hakase! Himitsukichi no Tatakai!!” (Japanese: オーキド博士とオダマキ博士!秘密基地の戦い!!)
April 8, 2004
348“The Bicker the Better” (Tag Battle! Satoshi vs. Haruka!?)
Transcription: “Taggu Batoru! Satoshi Tai Haruka!?” (Japanese: タッグバトル!サトシVSハルカ!?)
April 15, 2004
349“Grass Hysteria!” (King of the Forbidden Forest! Fushigibana!!)
Transcription: “Kindan no Mori no Ōja! Fushigibana!!” (Japanese: 禁断の森の王者!フシギバナ!!)
April 22, 2004
350“Hokey PokéBalls” (Fushigidane and Fushigidane! Regaining the Monster Balls!!)
Transcription: “Fushigidane to Fushigidane! Monsutā Bōru o Torikaese!!” (Japanese: フシギダネとフシギダネ!モンスターボールを取り返せ!!)
April 29, 2004
351“Whiscash and Ash” (Showdown! The Fishing Master and the Giant Namazun!!)
Transcription: “Taiketsu! Kyodai Namazun to Tsuri Meijin!!” (Japanese: 対決!巨大ナマズンと釣り名人!!)
May 6, 2004
352“Me, Myself and Time” (Yajilon and the Ruins in the Mist!)
Transcription: “Yajiron to Kiri no Naka no Iseki!” (Japanese: ヤジロンと霧の中の遺跡!)
May 13, 2004
353“A Fan with a Plan!” (Forbidable Enemy!? Mother Coordinator Appears!)
Transcription: “Kyoōteki!? Mama-san Kōdeinētā Tōjō!” (Japanese: 強敵!?ママさんコーディネーター登場!)
May 20, 2004
354“Cruisin’ for a Losin'” (Pokémon Contest! Ruibosu Tournament!!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Kontesuto! Ruibosu Taikai!!” (Japanese: ポケモンコンテスト!ルイボス大会!!)
May 27, 2004
355“Pearls are a Spoink’s Best Friend” (Baneboo’s Lost Object!?)
Transcription: “Banebū no Sagashimono!?” (Japanese: バネブーのさがしもの!?)
June 3, 2004
356“That’s Just Swellow” (Beginning Challenge! Sky Match – PokéRinger!!)
Transcription: “Hatsu Chōsen! Kūchū Kyōgi, Pokeringa!!” (Japanese: 初挑戦!空中競技・ポケリンガ!!)
June 10, 2004
357“Take This House and Shuppet” (The Mansion of Kagebouzu!)
Transcription: “Kagebōzu no Kan!” (Japanese: カゲボウズの館!)
June 17, 2004
358“A Shroomish Skirmish” (The Fighting King of the Forest!? Wakasyamo vs. Kinogassa!)
Transcription: “Mori no Kakutō Ō!? Wakashamo Tai Kinogassa!” (Japanese: 森の格闘王!?ワカシャモVSキノガッサ!)
June 24, 2004
359“Unfair-Weather Friends” (Powalen of the Weather Research Institute!)
Transcription: “Otenki Kenkyūsho no Powarun!” (Japanese: お天気研究所のポワルン!)
July 1, 2004
360“Who’s Flying Now?” (Hiwamaki City’s Feather Carnival!!)
Transcription: “Hiwamaki Shiti no Fezā Kānibaru!!” (Japanese: ヒワマキシティのフェザーカーニバル!!)
July 8, 2004
361“Sky High Gym Battle!” (Hiwamaki Gym! Battle in the Sky!!)
Transcription: “Hiwamaki Jimu! Ōzora no Tatakai!!” (Japanese: ヒワマキジム!大空の戦い!!)
July 15, 2004
362“Lights, Camerupt, Action!” (The Film’s Riding on Bakuuda!!)
Transcription: “Eiga wa Bakūda ni Notte!!” (Japanese: 映画はバクーダに乗って!!)
July 22, 2004
363“Crazy as a Lunatone” (Mystery! A Pokémon from Space!?)
Transcription: “Shinpi! Uchū kara Kita Pokemon!?” (Japanese: 神秘!宇宙から来たポケモン!?)
July 29, 2004
364“The Garden of Eatin'” (Kabigon of the Banana Namakero Park!!)
Transcription: “Banana Namakero en no Kabigon!!” (Japanese: バナナナマケロ園のカビゴン!!)
August 5, 2004
365“A Scare to Remember” (Pikachu, Joining Team Rocket!?)
Transcription: “Pikachū, Roketto-dan ni Iru!?” (Japanese: ピカチュウ、ロケット団に入る!?)
August 12, 2004
366“Pokéblock, Stock, and Berry” (Arrival in Minamo City! Polocks and Swallow’s Return!)
Transcription: “Minamo Shiti Tōchaku! Porokku to Tsubamegaeshi!” (Japanese: ミナモシティ到着!ポロックとつばめがえし!)
August 19, 2004
367“Lessons in Lilycove” (Pokémon Contest! Minamo Tournament!!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Kontesuto! Minamo Taikai!!” (Japanese: ポケモンコンテスト!ミナモ大会!!)
August 26, 2004
368“Judgment Day” (Those Three Appear! The Referee School Island!)
Transcription: “Ano Sanbiki Tōjō! Shinpan Gakkō no Shima!” (Japanese: あの三匹登場!審判学校の島!)
September 2, 2004

Advanced Battle

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369“Clamperl of Wisdom” (Pearlulu and Baneboo! Seek the Pearl!)
Transcription: “Pāruru to Banebū! Shinju o Sagase!” (Japanese: パールルとバネブー!しんじゅをさがせ!)
September 9, 2004
370“The Relicanth Really Can” (Glanth and the Deep Sea Treasure!)
Transcription: “Jīransu to Shinkai no Hihō!” (Japanese: ジーランスと深海の秘宝!)
September 16, 2004
371“The Evolutionary War” (Huntail and Sakurabyss! Mystery of Evolution!)
Transcription: “Hantēru to Sakurabisu! Shinka no Nazo!” (Japanese: ハンテールとサクラビス!進化の謎!)
September 23, 2004
372“Training Wrecks” (Muscle Battle!? Double Battle!!)
Transcription: “Kinniku Batoru!? Daburu Batoru!!” (Japanese: 筋肉バトル!?ダブルバトル!!)
September 30, 2004
373“Gaining Groudon” (Groudon vs. Kyogre [Part 1])
Transcription: “Gurādon Tai Kaiōga! (Zenpen)” (Japanese: グラードンVSカイオーガ! (前編))
October 7, 2004
374“The Scuffle of Legends” (Groudon vs. Kyogre [Part 2])
Transcription: “Gurādon Tai Kaiōga! (Kōhen)” (Japanese: グラードンVSカイオーガ! (後編))
October 14, 2004
375“It’s Still Rocket Roll to Me” (Fuu and Ran! Space Center Battle!)
Transcription: “Fū to Ran! Uchū Senta no Tatakai!” (Japanese: フウとラン!宇宙センターの戦い!)
October 21, 2004
376“Solid as a Solrock” (Tokusane Gym! Solrock and Lunatone!)
Transcription: “Tokusane Jimu! Sorurokku to Runatōn!” (Japanese: トクサネジム!ソルロックとルナトーン!)
October 28, 2004
N/A“Shaking Island Battle! Dojoach vs. Namazun!!”
Transcription: “Yureru Shima no Tatakai! Dojotchi Tai Namazun!!” (Japanese: ゆれる島の戦い!ドジョッチVSナマズン!!)
377“Vanity Affair” (Seaman! Elite Four Genji Appears!!)
Transcription: “Umi no Otoko! Shitennō Genji Tōjō!!” (Japanese: 海の男!四天王ゲンジ登場!!)
November 4, 2004
378“Where’s Armaldo?” (Island of Dr. Moroboshi! Fossil Pokémon Appear!!)
Transcription: “Dokutā Moroboshi no Shima! Kaseki Pokemon Arawareru!!” (Japanese: ドクター・モロボシの島!化石ポケモン現る!!)
November 11, 2004
379“A Cacturne for the Worse” (Izabe Island Pokémon Contest! Beware of the Rival!!)
Transcription: “Izabe Shima Pokemon Kontesuto! Ribaru Nikio Tsukero!!” (Japanese: イザベ島ポケモンコンテスト!ライバルに気をつけろ!!)
November 18, 2004
380“Claydol Big and Tall” (Sealed the Huge Nendoll!!)
Transcription: “Kyodai Nendōru o Fūin se yo!!” (Japanese: 巨大ネンドールを封印せよ!!)
November 25, 2004
381“Once in a Mawile” (Falling in Love with Kucheat! Hasubrero’s Flower Arrangement!!)
Transcription: “Koi Suru Kuchīto! Hasuburero no Hanamichi!!” (Japanese: 恋するクチート!ハスブレロの花道!!)
December 2, 2004
382“Beg, Burrow and Steal” (Nuckrar and Vibrava! Lake of Illusion!!)
Transcription: “Nakkurā to Biburāba! Maboroshi no Mizūmi!!” (Japanese: ナックラーとビブラーバ!幻の湖!!)
December 9, 2004
383“Absol-ute Disaster!” (Absol! Creeping Shadow of Disaster)
Transcription: “Abusoru! Shinobi Yoru Wazawai no Kage” (Japanese: アブソル!忍び寄るわざわいの影)
December 16, 2004
384“Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snorunt” (Catch Yukiwarashi!)
Transcription: “Yukiwarashi o Tsukamaero!” (Japanese: ユキワラシをつかまえろ!)
December 23, 2004
385“Do I Hear a Ralts?” (Rescue Ralts! Rush Masato!)
Transcription: “Rarutosu o Sukue! Isoge Masato!” (Japanese: ラルトスを救え!急げマサト!)
January 6, 2005
386“The Great Eight Fate!” (Rune Gym! Artist of Water – Adan! [Part 1])
Transcription: “Rune Jimu! Mizu no Ātisuto, Adan! (Zenpen)” (Japanese: ルネジム!水のアーティスト・アダン!(前編))
January 13, 2005
387“Eight Ain’t Enough” (Rune Gym! Artist of Water – Adan! [Part 2])
Transcription: “Rune Jimu! Mizu no Ātisuto, Adan! (Kōhen)” (Japanese: ルネジム!水のアーティスト・アダン!(後編))
January 20, 2005
388“Showdown at Linoone” (Massaguma! The Shape of Friendship!?)
Transcription: “Massuguma! Yūjō no Katachi!?” (Japanese: マッスグマ!友情のカタチ!?)
January 27, 2005
389“Who, What, When, Where, Wynaut?” (Sohnano of Illusion Island!)
Transcription: “Maboroshi Shima no Sōnano!” (Japanese: まぼろし島のソーナノ!)
February 3, 2005
390“Date Expectations” (Rollout! Loving Donfan!)
Transcription: “Korogare! Koi Suru Donfan!” (Japanese: ころがれ!恋するドンファン!)
February 10, 2005
391“Mean with Envy” (Disorderly Melee! Pokémon Contest – Kinagi Tournament! [Part 1])
Transcription: “Konsen, Konran! Pokemon Kontesuto, Kinagi Taikai! (Zenpen)” (Japanese: 混戦、混乱!ポケモンコンテスト・キナギ大会!(前編))
February 17, 2005
392“Pacifidlog Jam” (Disorderly Melee! Pokémon Contest – Kinagi Tournament! [Part 2])
Transcription: “Konsen, Konran! Pokemon Kontesuto, Kinagi Taikai! (Kōhen)” (Japanese: 混戦、混乱!ポケモンコンテスト・キナギ大会!(後編))
February 24, 2005
393“Berry, Berry Interesting” (Get Gonbe with Haruka Delicious!!)
Transcription: “Haruka Derishasu de, Gonbe Getto kamo!!” (Japanese: ハルカデリシャスで、ゴンベGETかも!!)
March 3, 2005
394“Less is Morrison” (The Rivals Appears! Masamune and the Dumbber!!)
Transcription: “Raibaru Tōjō! Masamune to Danbaru!!” (Japanese: ライバル登場!マサムネとダンバル!!)
March 10, 2005
395“The Ribbon Cup Caper!” (Mysterious Thief Bannai and the Ribbon Cup!!)
Transcription: “Kaitō Bannai to Ribon Kappu!!” (Japanese: 怪盗バンナイとリボンカップ!!)
March 17, 2005
396“Satoshi and Haruka! Heated Battles in Hoenn!!”
Transcription: “Satoshi to Haruka! Hōen de no Atsuki Batoru!!” (Japanese: サトシとハルカ!ホウエンでの熱きバトル!!)
March 24, 2005
397“Hi Ho Silver Wind!” (Begin! Grand Festival [1]!!)
Transcription: “Kaimaku! Gurando Fesutibaru, Wan!!” (Japanese: 開幕!グランドフェスティバル①!!)
April 7, 2005
398“Deceit and Assist” (Fierce Fighting! Grand Festival [2]!!)
Transcription: “Nettō! Gurando Fesutibaru, Tsū!!” (Japanese: 熱闘!グランドフェスティバル②!!)
April 7, 2005
399“Rhapsody in Drew” (Deciding Match! Grand Festival [3]!!)
Transcription: “Kessen! Gurando Fesutibaru, Surī!!” (Japanese: 決戦!グランドフェスティバル③!!)
April 7, 2005
400“Island Time” (Let’s Go with Survival!)
Transcription: “Sabaibaru de Ikō!” (Japanese: サバイバルでいこう!)
April 14, 2005
401“Like a Meowth to a Flame” (Arrival in Saiyū City! Nyarth in Boots!?)
Transcription: “Saiyū Shiti Tōchaku! Nagagutsu o Haita Nyāsu!?” (Japanese: サイユウシティ到着!長靴をはいたニャース!?)
April 21, 2005
402“Saved by the Beldum” (Start the Preliminaries! Masamune Appears!!)
Transcription: “Yobisen Sutāto! Masamune Tōjō!!” (Japanese: 予備選スタート!マサムネ登場!!)
April 28, 2005
403“From Brags to Riches” (Begin! Saiyū Tournament!!)
Transcription: “Kaimaku! Saiyū Taikai!!” (Japanese: 開幕!サイユウ大会!!)
May 5, 2005
404“Shocks and Bonds” (Towards the Tournament Finals! Everyday a Heated Battle!)
Transcription: “Kesshō Tōnamento e! Atsuki Tatakai no Hibi!” (Japanese: 決勝トーナメントへ!熱き戦いの日々!)
May 12, 2005
405“A Judgment Brawl” (And… Continue the Battle That Cannot Be Lost!!)
Transcription: “Soshite… Makerarenai Tatakai wa Tsuzuku!!” (Japanese: そして…負けられない戦いは続く!!)
May 19, 2005
406“Choose It or Lose It!” (Rival Showdown! Vs. Masamune!)
Transcription: “Raibaru Taiketsu! Tai Masamune!” (Japanese: ライバル対決!VSマサムネ!)
May 26, 2005
407“At the End of the Fray” (The Last Fierce Fighting! The Road to the Championship!!)
Transcription: “Saigo no Gekitō! Yūshō e no Michi!!” (Japanese: 最後の激闘!優勝への道!!)
June 16, 2005
408“The Scheme Team” (Enishida and the Battle Frontier!)
Transcription: “Enishida to Batoru Furonteia!” (Japanese: エニシダとバトルフロンティア!)
June 23, 2005
409“The Right Place and the Right Mime” (Ookido’s Laboratory! Everybody Gather!!)
Transcription: “Ōkido Kenkyūsho! Zen’in Shūgō!!” (Japanese: オーキド研究所!全員集合!!)
June 30, 2005
410“A Real Cleffa-Hanger” (Mt. Otsukimi! With Py, Pippi and Pixy!)
Transcription: “Otsuki Miyama! Pii to Pippi to Pikushī to!” (Japanese: おつきみやま!ピィとピッピとピクシーと!)
July 7, 2005
411“Numero Uno Articuno” (First Battle! Battle Factory!! [Part 1])
Transcription: “Uijin! Batoru Fakutorī!! (Zenpen)” (Japanese: 初陣!バトルファクトリー!!(前編))
July 21, 2005
412“The Symbol Life” (First Battle! Battle Factory [Part 2])
Transcription: “Uijin! Batoru Fakutorī!! (Kōhen)” (Japanese: 初陣!バトルファクトリー!!(後編))
July 28, 2005
413“Hooked on Onix” (The Kingdom of Iwark!!)
Transcription: “Iwāku no Ōkoku!!” (Japanese: イワークの王国!!)
August 4, 2005
414“Rough, Tough Jigglypuff” (Purin’s Song, Papa’s Song!)
Transcription: “Purin no Uta, Papa no Uta!” (Japanese: プリンの歌、パパの歌!)
August 11, 2005
415“On Cloud Arcanine” (Rival Showdown! Get Windie!)
Transcription: “Raibaru Taiketsu! Uindi o Getto Kamo!” (Japanese: ライバル対決!ウインディをゲットかも!)
August 18, 2005
416“Sitting Psyduck” (Koduck’s Depression!)
Transcription: “Kodakku no Yūutsu!” (Japanese: コダックの憂鬱!)
August 25, 2005
417“Hail to the Chef!” (Nyula and Barrierd! Whose Restaurant!?)
Transcription: “Nyūra to Bariyādo! Dotchi no Resutoran!?” (Japanese: ニューラとバリヤード!どっちのレストラン!?)
September 1, 2005
418“Caterpie’s Big Dilemma” (Evolution! That Mystery and Wonder!!)
Transcription: “Shinka! Sono Shinpi to Kiseki!!” (Japanese: 進化!その神秘と奇跡!!)
September 8, 2005
419“The Saffron Con” (Pokémon Contest – Yamabuki Tournament!! [Part 1])
Transcription: “Pokemon Kontesuto, Yamabuki Taikai!! (Zenpen)” (Japanese: ポケモンコンテスト・ヤマブキ大会!!(前編))
September 15, 2005
420“A Hurdle for Squirtle” (Pokémon Contest – Yamabuki Tournament!! [Part 2])
Transcription: “Pokemon Kontesuto, Yamabuki Taikai!! (Kōhen)” (Japanese: ポケモンコンテスト・ヤマブキ大会!!(後編))
September 22, 2005
421“Pasta La Vista” (Fighting Dojo! Satoshi vs. Haruka!)
Transcription: “Kakutō Dōjō! Satoshi Tai Haruka!” (Japanese: 格闘道場!サトシVSハルカ!)
September 29, 2005

Battle Frontier

#Episode TitleAir Date
422“Fear Factor Phony” (Esper vs. Ghost! Midnight Duel!?)
Transcription: “Esupā Tai Gōsuto! Mayonaka no Kettō!?” (Japanese: エスパーVSゴースト!真夜中の決闘!?)
October 6, 2005
423“Sweet Baby James” (Manene Appears! Mansion of Rest!)
Transcription: “Manene Tōjō! Kyūsoku no Yakata!” (Japanese: マネネ登場!休息の館!)
October 13, 2005
424“A Chip Off the Old Brock” (Mizugorou and Mokoko! Wonder Drug of Love!?)
Transcription: “Mizugorō to Mokoko! Koi no Tokkōyaku!?” (Japanese: ミズゴロウとモココ!恋の特効薬!?)
October 20, 2005
425“Wheel of Frontier” (Battle Arena! Fighting Showdown!!)
Transcription: “Batoru Arīna! Kakutō Taiketsu!!” (Japanese: バトルアリーナ!格闘対決!!)
October 27, 2005
426“May’s Egg-cellent Adventure!” (The Breeding Center and the Pokémon Egg!)
Transcription: “Sodateyasan to Pokemon no Tamago!” (Japanese: そだて屋さんとポケモンのタマゴ!)
November 3, 2005
427“Weekend Warrior” (The Rival is a Salaryman!?)
Transcription: “Raibaru wa Sararīman!?” (Japanese: ライバルはサラリーマン!?)
November 10, 2005
428“On Olden Pond” (The Lake of Hakuryu!)
Transcription: “Hakuryū no Mizūmi!” (Japanese: ハクリューの湖!)
November 17, 2005
429“Tactics Theatrics!!” (Battle Dome! Fusion of Fire and Water!!)
Transcription: “Batoru Dōmu! Honō to Mizu no Fyūjon!!” (Japanese: バトルドーム!炎と水のフュージョン!!)
November 24, 2005
430“Reversing the Charges” (Startling! Frightening! Elekid!!)
Transcription: “Dokkiri! Bikkuri! Erekiddo!!” (Japanese: ドッキリ!ビックリ!エレキッド!!)
December 1, 2005
431“The Green Guardian” (Pokémon Ranger Appears! Celebi Rescue Operation!!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Renjā Tōjō! Serebyi Kyūshutsu Sakusen!!” (Japanese: ポケモンレンジャー登場!セレビィ救出作戦!!)
December 8, 2005
432“From Cradle to Save!” (Usohachi and the Ninja School!!)
Transcription: “Usohachi to Ninja Sukūru!!” (Japanese: ウソハチと忍者スクール!!)
December 15, 2005
433“Time-Warp Heals All Wounds!” (Haruka Travels Through Time!!)
Transcription: “Toki o Koeru Haruka!!” (Japanese: 時を超えるハルカ!!)
December 22, 2005
434“Queen of the Serpentine!” (Fierce Fighting at The Battle Tube! Vs. Tube Queen Azami!!)
Transcription: “Nettō Batoru Chūbu! Tai Chūbu Kuīn Azami!!” (Japanese: 熱闘バトルチューブ!VSチューブクイーン・アザミ!!)
January 5, 2006
435“Off the Unbeaten Path!” (Who Single Handedly Has the Victory!? Pokémon Orienteering!!)
Transcription: “Yūshō wa Dare no Te ni!? Pokemon Orientēringu!!” (Japanese: 優勝は誰の手に!?ポケモンオリエンテーリング!!)
January 12, 2006
436“Harley Rides Again” (Gonbe’s Battle Debut! Harley and Taking the Game Seriously!!)
Transcription: “Gonbe no Debyūsen! Hārī to Shinken Shōbu!!” (Japanese: ゴンベのデビュー戦!ハーリーと真剣勝負!!)
January 19, 2006
437“Odd Pokémon Out” (Juptile vs. Tropius! Grassland Duel!!)
Transcription: “Juputoru Tai Toropiusu! Sōgen no Kettō!!” (Japanese: ジュプトルVSトロピウス!草原の決闘!!)
January 26, 2006
438“Spontaneous Combusken” (Pokémon Contest! Yuzuriha Tournament!!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Kontesuto! Yuzuriha Taikai!!” (Japanese: ポケモンコンテスト!ユズリハ大会!!)
February 2, 2006
439“Cutting the Ties That Bind” (Jukain! Dawn of Revival!!)
Transcription: “Jukain! Fukkatsu no Yoake!!” (Japanese: ジュカイン!復活の夜明け!!)
February 9, 2006
440“Kaboom with a View” (Fierce Fighting! Jungle Battle at the Battle Palace!!)
Transcription: “Gekitō! Batoru Paresu de Janguru Batoru!!” (Japanese: 激闘!バトルパレスでジャングルバトル!!)
February 16, 2006
441“King and Queen for a Day” (Usohachi King and Manene Queen!?)
Transcription: “Usohachi Kingu to Manene Kuīn!?” (Japanese: ウソハチキングとマネネクイーン!?)
February 23, 2006
442“Curbing the Crimson Tide” (The Red Lightning of Skyscrapers!)
Transcription: “Matenrō no Akai Inazuma!” (Japanese: 摩天楼の赤いイナズマ!)
March 2, 2006
443“What I Did for Love” (Decisive Game! Haruka vs. Takeshi!!)
Transcription: “Ōichiban! Haruka Tai Takeshi!!” (Japanese: 大一番!ハルカVSタケシ!!)
March 9, 2006
444“Three Jynx and a Baby” (Muchul and the Three Rougela Sisters!!)
Transcription: “Muchūru to Rūjura San-Shimai!!” (Japanese: ムチュールとルージュラ三姉妹!!)
March 16, 2006
445“Talking a Good Game!” (Tower Tycoon, Lila Appears!)
Transcription: “Tawā Taikūn, Rira Tōjō!” (Japanese: タワータイクーン、リラ登場!)
March 23, 2006
446“Second Time’s the Charm!” (Battle Tower! Telepathy Battle!!)
Transcription: “Batoru Tawā! Ishindenshin Batoru!!” (Japanese: バトルタワー!以心伝心バトル!!)
March 30, 2006
447“Pokémon Ranger! Deoxys Crisis!: Episode 1” (Pokémon Ranger! Deoxys Crisis!! [Part 1])
Transcription: “Pokemon Renjā! Deokishisu, Kuraishisu!! (Zenpen)” (Japanese: ポケモンレンジャー!デオキシス・クライシス!!(前編))
April 13, 2006
448“Pokémon Ranger! Deoxys Crisis!: Episode 2” (Pokémon Ranger! Deoxys Crisis!! [Part 2])
Transcription: “Pokemon Renjā! Deokishisu, Kuraishisu!! (Kōhen)” (Japanese: ポケモンレンジャー!デオキシス・クライシス!!(後編))
April 13, 2006
449“All That Glitters is Not Golden!” (Usokkie! Gold Legend!?)
Transcription: “Usokkī! Ōgon Densetsu!?” (Japanese: ウソッキー!黄金伝説!?)
April 20, 2006
450“New Plot, Odd Lot!” (Harley & Team Rocket! The Formation of the Villainous Alliance!?)
Transcription: “Hārī ando Roketto-dan! Akuyaku Dōmei Kessei!?” (Japanese: ハーリー&ロケット団!悪役同盟結成!?)
April 27, 2006
451“Going for Choke!” (Haruka vs. Musashi! The Final Contest!)
Transcription: “Haruka Tai Musashi! Saigo no Kontesuto!!” (Japanese: ハルカVSムサシ!最後のコンテスト!!)
May 4, 2006
452“The Ole’ Berate and Switch” (Team Rocket Breakup!? Respective Roads!)
Transcription: “Roketto-dan Kaisan!? Sorezore no Michi!” (Japanese: ロケット団解散!?それぞれの道!)
May 11, 2006
453“Grating Spaces” (Takeshi & Satoshi! Defend Nibi Gym in a Tag Battle!!)
Transcription: “Takeshi Ando Satoshi! Taggu Batoru de Nibi Jimu o Mamore!!” (Japanese: タケシ&サトシ!タッグバトルでニビジムを守れ!!)
May 18, 2006
454“Battling the Enemy Within” (Battle Pyramid! Vs. Regirock!!)
Transcription: “Batoru Piramiddo! Tai Rejirokku!!” (Japanese: バトルピラミッド!VSレジロック!!)
May 25, 2006
455“Slaking Kong” (Miracle! Mountain of the Giant Kekking!!)
Transcription: “Kyōi! Kyodai Kekkingu no Yama!!” (Japanese: 驚異!巨大ケッキングの山!!)
June 8, 2006
456“May, We Harley Drew’d Ya!” (Begin! Pokémon Contest – Grand Festival!!)
Transcription: “Kaimaku! Pokemon Kontesuto, Gurando Fesutibaru!!” (Japanese: 開幕!ポケモンコンテスト・グランドフェスティバル!!)
June 15, 2006
457“Thinning the Hoard!” (Haruka vs. Harley! Stage On with a Double Battle!!)
Transcription: “Haruka Tai Hārī! Daburu Batoru de Sutēji On!!” (Japanese: ハルカVSハーリー!ダブルバトルでステージ・オン!!)
June 22, 2006
458“Channeling the Battle Zone” (Haruka vs. Shū! The Final Battle!)
Transcription: “Haruka Tai Shū! Saigo no Tatakai!!” (Japanese: ハルカVSシュウ!最後の戦い!!)
June 29, 2006
459“Aipom and Circumstance!” (Aipom and the King!)
Transcription: “Eipamu to Ōsama!” (Japanese: エイパムと王様!)
July 6, 2006
460“Strategy Tomorrow – Comedy Tonight!” (Perap and the Pokémon Comedian!)
Transcription: “Perappu to Pokemon Manzai!” (Japanese: ペラップとポケモン漫才!)
July 20, 2006
461“Duels of the Jungle” (Attack! The Stray Manyula!!)
Transcription: “Pshūgeki! Hagure Manyūra!!” (Japanese: 襲撃!はぐれマニューラ!!)
July 27, 2006
462“Overjoyed!” (Battle Pyramid Again! Vs. Registeel!)
Transcription: “Batoru Piramiddo Futatabi! Tai Rejisuchiru!!” (Japanese: バトルピラミッド再び!VSレジスチル!!)
August 3, 2006
463“The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing” (Haruka vs. Shū! Rivals Forever!!)
Transcription: “Haruka Tai Shū! Raibaru yo Eien ni!!” (Japanese: ハルカVSシュウ!ライバルよ永遠に!!)
August 10, 2006
464“Pinch Healing!” (The Pokémon Center is Very Busy!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Sentā wa Ōisogashi!” (Japanese: ポケモンセンターはおおいそがし!)
August 17, 2006
465“Gathering the Gang of Four” (First Pokémon! The Final Battle!!)
Transcription: “Saisho no Pokemon! Saigo no Tatakai!!” (Japanese: 最初のポケモン!最後の戦い!!)
August 24, 2006
466“Pace – The Final Frontier!” (Deciding Battle! Vs. Regice!!)
Transcription: “Kessen! Tai Rejiaisu!!” (Japanese: 決戦!VSレジアイス!!)
August 31, 2006
467“Once More with Reeling” (Satoshi vs. Haruka! The Last Battle!!)
Transcription: “Satoshi Tai Haruka! Rasuto Batoru!!” (Japanese: サトシVSハルカ!ラストバトル!!)
September 7, 2006
468“Home is Where the Start Is” (End of a Journey, Yet Beginning of a Journey!)
Transcription: “Tabi no Owari, Soshite Tabi no Hajimari!” (Japanese: 旅の終わり、そして旅の始まり!)
September 14, 2006

Arc 4: Sinnoh

With the conclusion of the Hoenn arc, Ash, Brock and Pikachu headed for the Sinnoh region, where they were joined by Dawn, a young Pokémon Coordinator, who joined them on their journeys. Diamond and Pearl (which is another name for the Sinnoh arc) consists of a total of four seasons: Diamond and Pearl, which aired its 52 episodes from September 28, 2006 to October 25, 2007; Diamond and Pearl: Battle Dimension, which aired its 52 episodes from November 8, 2007 to December 4, 2008; Diamond and Pearl: Galactic Battles, which aired its 53 episodes from December 4, 2008 to December 24, 2009; and, finally, Diamond and Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors, which aired its 34 episodes from January 7, 2010 to September 9, 2010. The arc has a total of 191 episodes.

A total of two episodes (listed in red) were not aired globally. Episodes 516 and 588 were not aired outside Japan because they were retrospective (flashback) episode that summarised the events up to that point; such episodes were generally not aired outside Japan.

Diamond and Pearl

#Episode TitleAir Date
469“Following a Maiden’s Voyage!” (Setting Off! From Futaba Town to Masago Town!!)
Transcription: “Tabidachi! Futaba Taun Kara Masago Taun e!!” (Japanese: 旅立ち!フタバタウンからマサゴタウンへ!!)
September 28, 2006
470“Two Degrees of Separation!” (Find Pikachu! Route 202!)
Transcription: “Pikachū o Sagase! 202-ban Dōro!” (Japanese: ピカチュウをさがせ!202番道路!)
September 28, 2006
471“When Pokémon Worlds Collide!” (Rival Battle! Three On Three!!)
Transcription: “Raibaru Batoru! San Tai San!!” (Japanese: ライバルバトル!三対三!!)
September 28, 2006
472“Dawn of a New Era!” (Pochama Against Subomie! Hikari’s First Battle!!)
Transcription: “Potchama Tai Subomī! Hikari Hatsu Batoru!!” (Japanese: ポッチャマ対スボミー!ヒカリ初バトル!!)
October 5, 2006
473“Gettin’ Twiggy with It!” (Naetle! I Got It!)
Transcription: “Naetoru! Getto da ze!” (Japanese: ナエトル!ゲットだぜ!)
October 19, 2006
474“Different Strokes for Different Blokes!” (Bewilder Forest! Shinji Returns!!)
Transcription: “Mayoi no Mori! Shinji Futatabi!!” (Japanese: 迷いの森!シンジふたたび!!)
October 26, 2006
475“Like it or Lup It!” (Do Your Best, Pochama!!)
Transcription: “Potchama Ganbaru!!” (Japanese: ポッチャマがんばる!!)
November 2, 2006
476“Gymbaliar!” (Gureggru of the Mysterious Gym!)
Transcription: “Nazo no Jimu no Guregguru!” (Japanese: なぞのジムのグレッグル!)
November 9, 2006
477“Setting the World on its Buneary!” (Let’s Play with Mimirol!?)
Transcription: “Mimiroru to Asobō!?” (Japanese: ミミロルとあそぼう!?)
November 16, 2006
478“Not on My Watch Ya Don’t!” (Can’t Get the Pokétch!?)
Transcription: “Poketchi Nyūshu Konnan!?” (Japanese: ポケッチ入手困難!?)
November 30, 2006
479“Mounting a Coordinator Assault!” (Hikari! Contest Debut!!)
Transcription: “Hikari! Kontesuto Debyū!!” (Japanese: ヒカリ!コンテストデビュー!!)
December 7, 2006
480“Arrival of a Rival!” (Contest Battle! Rival Showdown!!)
Transcription: “Kontesuto Batoru! Raibaru Taiketsu!!” (Japanese: コンテストバトル!ライバル対決!!)
December 14, 2006
481“A Staravia Is Born!” (Do Your Best, Mukkuru!)
Transcription: “Mukkuru Ganbaru!” (Japanese: ムックルがんばる!)
December 21, 2006[r]
482“Leave it to Brocko!” (Leave it to Takeshi!)
Transcription: “Takeshi ni Omakase!” (Japanese: タケシにおまかせ!)
December 21, 2006[r]
483“Shapes of Things to Come!” (Kurogane Gym! Hyouta vs. Shinji!!)
Transcription: “Kurogane Jimu! Hyōta Tai Shinji!!” (Japanese: クロガネジム!ヒョウタVSシンジ!!)
January 11, 2007
484“A Gruff Act to Follow!” (Zugaidos vs. Pikachu!)
Transcription: “Zugaidosu Tai Pikachū!” (Japanese: ズガイドスVSピカチュウ!)
January 18, 2007
485“Wild in the Streets!” (Big Charge of Ancient Pokémon!!)
Transcription: “Kodai Pokemon Daishingeki!!” (Japanese: 古代ポケモン大進撃!!)
January 25, 2007
486“O’er the Rampardos We Watched!” (Return to Kurogane Gym! Decisive Battle with Rampard!!)
Transcription: “Kurogane Jimu Futatabi! Kessen Ramuparudo!!” (Japanese: クロガネジムふたたび!決戦ラムパルド!!)
February 1, 2007
487“Twice Smitten, Once Shy!” (Get Pachirisu… No Need to Worry!?)
Transcription: “Pachirisu Getto de…Daijōbu!?” (Japanese: パチリスゲットで…大丈夫!?)
February 8, 2007
488“Mutiny in the Bounty!” (Pokémon Hunter J!)
Transcription: “Pokémon Hantā Jē!” (Japanese: ポケモンハンターJ!)
February 22, 2007
489“Ya See We Want an Evolution!” (The Strongest Koiking and the Most Beautiful Hinbass!)
Transcription: “Saikyō no Koikingu to Mottomo Utsukushī Hinbasu!” (Japanese: 最強のコイキングと最も美しいヒンバス!)
March 1, 2007
490“Borrowing on Bad Faith!” (Pachirisu vs. Eipom! Contest Battle!! )
Transcription: “Pachirisu Tai Eipamu! Kontesuto Batoru!!” (Japanese: パチリスVSエイパム!コンテストバトル!!)
March 8, 2007
491“Faced with Steelix Determination!” (Roaring Haganeil! Protect the Bipper Village!!)
Transcription: “Bakusō Haganēru! Bippa no Mura o Mamore!!” (Japanese: 爆走ハガネール!ビッパの村を守れ!!)
March 15, 2007
492“Cooking Up a Sweet Story!” (Showdown! Satoshi Against Pikachu!?)
Transcription: “Taiketsu! Satoshi Tai Pikachū!?” (Japanese: 対決!サトシ対ピカチュウ!?)
March 29, 2007
493“Oh Do You Know the Poffin Plan!” (The Gifted Roserade and the Flower Legend!)
Transcription: “Kaiketsu Rozureido to Hana Densetsu!” (Japanese: 怪傑ロズレイドと花伝説!)
March 29, 2007
494“Getting the Pre-Contest Titters!” (Pokémon Contest! Sonoo Tournament!!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Kontesuto! Sonō Taikai!!” (Japanese: ポケモンコンテスト!ソノオ大会!!)
April 5, 2007
495“Settling a Not-So-Old Score!” (Decisive Battle! Pochama vs. Pottaishi!!)
Transcription: “Kessen! Potchama Tai Pottaishi!!” (Japanese: 決戦!ポッチャマVSポッタイシ!!)
April 5, 2007
496“Drifloon on the Wind!” (Fuwante and the North Wind Messenger!)
Transcription: “Fuwante to Kitakaze no Tsukai!” (Japanese: フワンテと北風の使い!)
April 12, 2007
497“The Champ Twins!” (Satoshi and Hikari! No Need to Worry in a Tag Battle!?)
Transcription: “Satoshi to Hikari! Taggu Batoru de Daijōbu!?” (Japanese: サトシとヒカリ!タッグバトルで大丈夫!?)
April 12, 2007
498“Some Enchanted Sweetening!” (Hakutai Forest! Minomutchi Evolution Strategy!!)
Transcription: “Hakutai no Mori! Minomutchi Shinka Sakusen!!” (Japanese: ハクタイの森!ミノムッチ進化作戦!!)
April 19, 2007
499“The Grass-Type is Always Greener!” (Naetle Against Naetle! Speed Showdown!!)
Transcription: “Naetoru Tai Naetoru! Supīdo Taiketsu!!” (Japanese: ナエトル対ナエトル!スピード対決!!)
April 26, 2007
500“An Angry Combeenation!” (Beequeen of the Amber Castle!)
Transcription: “Kohaku no Shiro no Bīkuin!” (Japanese: 琥珀の城のビークイン!)
May 3, 2007
501“All Dressed Up with Somewhere to Go!” (It’s Love! Pokémon Transformation Tournament!!)
Transcription: “Suki Desu! Pokemon Narikiri Taikai!!” (Japanese: スキです!ポケモンなりきり大会!!)
May 10, 2007
502“Buizel Your Way Out of This!” (Buoysel! Road to Being the Strongest!!)
Transcription: “Buizeru! Saikyō e no michi! !” (Japanese: ブイゼル!最強への道!!)
May 17, 2007
503“An Elite Meet and Greet” (Elite Four Goyō and Dotakun!)
Transcription: “Shitennō Goyō to Dōtakun!” (Japanese: 四天王ゴヨウとドータクン!)
May 24, 2007
504“A Secret Sphere of Influence” (Sinnoh’s Space-time Legend!)
Transcription: “Shin’ō Jikū Densetsu!” (Japanese: シンオウ時空伝説!)
May 31, 2007
505“The Grass Menagerie” (Hakutai Gym! Vs. Natane!!)
Transcription: “Hakutai Jimu! Tai Natane!!” (Japanese: ハクタイジム!VSナタネ!!)
June 7, 2007
506“One Big Happiny Family” (Explosive Birth! Cycling Road!!)
Transcription: “Bakutan! Saikuringu Rōdo!!” (Japanese: 爆誕!サイクリングロード!!)
June 21, 2007
507“Steamboat Willies” (Pikachu’s Caretaking!)
Transcription: “Pikachū no Orusuban!” (Japanese: ピカチュウのおるすばん!)
July 5, 2007
508“Top-Down Training” (Champion – Shirona Appears!!)
Transcription: “Chanpion, Shirona Tōjō!!” (Japanese: チャンピオン・シロナ登場!!)
July 19, 2007
509“A Stand Up Sit Down” (Hikari, Nozomi and the Double Performance!!)
Transcription: “Hikari to Nozomi to Daburu Pafōmansu!!” (Japanese: ヒカリとノゾミとダブルパフォーマンス!!)
July 26, 2007
510“The Electrike Company” (Rakurai Practice Center!!)
Transcription: “Rakurai Kunren Sentā!!” (Japanese: ラクライ訓練センター!!)
August 9, 2007
511“Malice in Wonderland!” (Mumage! Escape from the Nightmare!!)
Transcription: “Mūmāji! Akumu kara no Dasshutsu!!” (Japanese: ムウマージ!悪夢からの脱出!!)
August 16, 2007
512“Mass Hip-po-sis!” (Save the Stray Hipopotas!)
Transcription: “Maigo no Hipopotasu o Tasukero!” (Japanese: 迷子のヒポポタスを助けろ!)
August 23, 2007
513“Ill-Will Hunting” (Hunter J Returns! Protect Tatetops!!)
Transcription: “Hantā Jē Futatabi! Tatetopusu o Mamore!!” (Japanese: ハンターJ再び!タテトプスを守れ!!)
August 30, 2007
514“A Maze-ing Race!” (Shuffle in the Maze! Everyone Hustle!!)
Transcription: “Meiro de Shaffuru! Minna de Hassuru!!” (Japanese: 迷路でシャッフル!みんなでハッスル!!)
September 13, 2007
515“Sandshrew’s Locker!” (Miru, Casey and, Underwater!)
Transcription: “Miru to Kēshī to Mizu no Soko!” (Japanese: ミルとケーシィと水の底!)
September 27, 2007
516“Satoshi and Hikari! Head for a New Adventure!!”
Transcription: “Satoshi to Hikari! Aratanaru Bōken ni Mukatte!!” (Japanese: サトシとヒカリ!新たなる冒険に向かって!!)
September 27, 2007
517“Dawn’s Early Night!” (Pokémon Contest! Yosuga Tournament!!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Kontesto! Yosuga Taikai!!” (Japanese: ポケモンコンテスト!ヨスガ大会!!)
October 4, 2007
518“Tag! We’re It…!” (Everyone Participate! Tag Battle!!)
Transcription: “Zen’in Sanka! Taggu Batoru!!” (Japanese: 全員参加!タッグバトル!!)
October 4, 2007
519“Glory Blaze!” (Hikozaru vs. Zangoose! Destined Battle!!)
Transcription: “Hikozaru Tai Zangūsu! Unmei no Batoru!!” (Japanese: ヒコザルVSザングース!運命のバトル!!)
October 18, 2007
520“Smells Like Team Spirit!” (Tag Battle! Final!!)
Transcription: “Taggu Batoru! Fainaru!!” (Japanese: タッグバトル!ファイナル!!)
October 25, 2007

Diamond and Pearl: Battle Dimension

#Episode TitleAir Date
521“Tears for Fears!” (Hikozaru’s Tears!)
Transcription: “Hikozaru no Namida!” (Japanese: ヒコザルの涙!)
November 8, 2007
522“Once There Were Greenfields” (Natane and Sabonea! Farewell to Whom!)
Transcription: “Natane to Sabonea! Sayonara wa Dare no Tame!” (Japanese: ナタネとサボネア!さよならは誰のため!)
November 15, 2007
523“Throwing the Track Switch” (Aipom and Buizel! Respective Roads!!)
Transcription: “Eipamu to Buizeru! Sorezore no Michi!!” (Japanese: エイパムとブイゼル!それぞれの道!!)
November 22, 2007
524“The Keystone Pops!” (Mikaruge’s Keystone!)
Transcription: “Mikaruge no Kanameishi!” (Japanese: ミカルゲの要石!)
November 29, 2007
525“Bibarel Gnaws Best!” (Bidaru Knew!)
Transcription: “Bīdaru wa Shitteita!” (Japanese: ビーダルは知っていた!)
November 29, 2007
526“Nosing ‘Round the Mountain” (Dainose! Burning Spirit!!)
Transcription: “Dainōzu! Atsuki Tamashii!!” (Japanese: ダイノーズ!熱き魂!!)
December 6, 2007
527“Luxray Vision” (Rentorar’s Eye!)
Transcription: “Rentorā no Hitomi!” (Japanese: レントラーの瞳!)
December 13, 2007
528“Journey to the Unown” (The Unknown of Zui Ruins!)
Transcription: “Zui no Iseki no Annōn!” (Japanese: ズイの遺跡のアンノーン!)
December 20, 2007
529“Team Shocker” (Pokémon Contest! Zui Tournament!!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Kontesto! Zui Taikai!!” (Japanese: ポケモンコンテスト!ズイ大会!!)
December 20, 2007
530“Tanks for the Memories” (Miltank of the Maid Café!)
Transcription: “Meido Kafe no Mirutanku!” (Japanese: メイドカフェのミルタンク!)
January 10, 2008
531“Hot Springing a Leak” (The Urimoo Trio and the Steaming Hot Water Battle!!)
Transcription: “Urimū Torio to Yukemuri Batoru!!” (Japanese: ウリムートリオと湯けむりバトル!!)
January 17, 2008
532“Riding the Winds of Change” (Glion and Gligar! Escaping the Maze of Wind!)
Transcription: “Guraion to Guraigā! Kaze no Meiro o Nukete!!” (Japanese: グライオンとグライガー!風の迷路をぬけて!!)
January 24, 2008
533“Sleight of Sand” (Pachirisu is in Kabarudon’s Mouth!?)
Transcription: “Pachirisu wa Kabarudon no Kuchi no Naka!?” (Japanese: パチリスはカバルドンの口の中!?)
January 31, 2008
534“Lost Leader Strategy” (Lucario! Wave Bomb of Anger!!)
Transcription: “Rukario! Ikari no Hadōdan!!” (Japanese: ルカリオ!怒りのはどうだん!!)
February 7, 2008
535“Crossing the Battle Line!” (Hikari’s First Gym Battle!!)
Transcription: “Hikari Hajimete no Jimu Batoru!!” (Japanese: ヒカリはじめてのジムバトル!!)
February 14, 2008
536“A Triple Fighting Chance!” (Tobari Gym! Lucario Against Buoysel!!)
Transcription: “Tobari Jimu! Rukario Tai Buizeru!!” (Japanese: トバリジム!ルカリオ対ブイゼル!!)
February 28, 2008
537“Enter Galactic!” (Lovely Fashion! Their Name is Team Galaxy!!)
Transcription: “Suteki Fasshon! Sono na wa Ginga-dan!!” (Japanese: ステキファッション!その名はギンガ団!!)
March 6, 2008
538“The Bells Are Singing!” (Pull Yourself Together, Lisyan!)
Transcription: “Shanto Shite Rīshan!” (Japanese: シャンとしてリーシャン!)
March 13, 2008
539“Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Episode One” (Pokémon Ranger! Wave-Guiding Riolu!! [Part 1])
Transcription: “Pokemon Renjā! Hadō no Rioru!! (Zenpen)” (Japanese: ポケモンレンジャー!波導のリオル!!(前編))
March 20, 2008
540“Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Episode Two” (Pokémon Ranger! Wave-Guiding Riolu!! [Part 2])
Transcription: “Pokemon Renjā! Hadō no Rioru!! (Kōhen)” (Japanese: ポケモンレンジャー!波導のリオル!!(後編))
March 20, 2008
541“Crossing Paths” (Goodbye Dokukeiru!)
Transcription: “Sayonara Dokukeiru!” (Japanese: さよならドクケイル!)
April 3, 2008
542“Pika and Goliath” (Pikachu! Raichu! The Road to Evolution!!)
Transcription: “Pikachū! Raichū! Shinka e no Michi!!” (Japanese: ピカチュウ!ライチュウ!進化への道!!)
April 3, 2008
543“Our Cup Runneth Over!” (The Contest Master Mikuri Appears!!)
Transcription: “Kontesuto Masutā, Mikuri Tōjō!!” (Japanese: コンテストマスター・ミクリ登場!!)
April 17, 2008
544“A Full Course Tag Battle!” (Seven Stars Restaurant! Tag Battle for a Full Course!!)
Transcription: “Resutoran Nanatsuboshi! Taggu Batoru de Furukōsu!!” (Japanese: レストラン七つ星!タッグバトルでフルコース!!)
April 24, 2008
545“Staging a Heroes’ Welcome!” (Everyone’s a Rival! Mikuri Cup!!)
Transcription: “Minna Raibaru! Mikuri Kappu!!” (Japanese: みんなライバル!ミクリカップ!!)
May 8, 2008
546“Pruning a Passel of Pals!” (Fierce Fighting! Respective Battles!!)
Transcription: “Gekitō! Sorezore no Batoru!!” (Japanese: 激闘!それぞれのバトル!!)
May 8, 2008
547“Strategy with a Smile!” (Decisive Match! Hikari vs. Haruka!!)
Transcription: “Kessen! Hikari Tai Haruka!!” (Japanese: 決戦!ヒカリVSハルカ!!)
May 15, 2008
548“The Thief That Keeps on Thieving!” (Yanyanma! The Capture Operation!)
Transcription: “Yanyanma! Getto Sakusen!!” (Japanese: ヤンヤンマ!ゲット作戦!!)
May 22, 2008
549“Chim-Charred!” (The Scorching Hikozaru!)
Transcription: “Shakunetsu no Hikozaru!” (Japanese: 灼熱のヒコザル!)
May 29, 2008
550“Cream of the Croagunk Crop!” (The Gregguru Festival of the Nomose Great Marsh!?)
Transcription: “Nomose Shitsugen no Guregguru Matsuri!?” (Japanese: ノモセ大湿原のグレッグル祭り!?)
June 5, 2008
551“A Crasher Course in Power!” (Nomose Gym! Vs. Maximum Mask!!)
Transcription: “Nomose Jimu! Tai Makishimamu Kamen!!” (Japanese: ノモセジム!VSマキシマム仮面!!)
June 19, 2008
552“Hungry for the Good Life!” (The Gluttonous Urimoo at Mr. Urayama’s!!)
Transcription: “Urayama-sanchi no Ōgui Urimū!” (Japanese: ウラヤマさんちの大食いウリムー!)
July 3, 2008
553“Fighting Fear with Fear!” (Gligar! Wings of Friendship!!)
Transcription: “Guraigā! Yūjō no Tsubasa!!” (Japanese: グライガー!友情の翼!!)
July 3, 2008
554“Arriving in Style!” (Yosuga Collection! The Road to Becoming a Pokémon Stylist!!)
Transcription: “Yosuga Korekushon! Pokemon Sutairisuto e no Michi!!” (Japanese: ヨスガコレクション!ポケモンスタイリストへの道!!)
July 10, 2008
555“The Psyduck Stops Here!” (The Koduck Roadblock!)
Transcription: “Kodakku no Tōsenbo!” (Japanese: コダックの通せんぼ!)
July 24, 2008
556“Camping it Up!” (The Pokémon Summer School Course!!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Samāsukūru Kaikō!!” (Japanese: ポケモンサマースクール開講!!)
August 7, 2008
557“Up Close and Personable!” (Research Presentation: “Legend of the Lake”!)
Transcription: “Kenkyū Happyō, Mizuumi no Densetsu!'” (Japanese: 研究発表「湖の伝説」!)
August 14, 2008
558“Ghoul Daze!” (It’s Ghost Time After School!)
Transcription: “Hōkago ha Gōsuto Taimu!?” (Japanese: 放課後はゴーストタイム!?)
August 21, 2008
559“One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!” (The Final Showdown! Pokémon Triathlon!)
Transcription: “Saigo no Daishōbu! Pokemon Toraiasuron!” (Japanese: 最後の大勝負!ポケモントライアスロン!)
August 28, 2008
560“A Lean Mean Team Rocket Machine!” (Back to Basics, Team Rocket!?)
Transcription: “Genten Kaiki da Roketto-Dan!?” (Japanese: 原点回帰だロケット団!?)
September 4, 2008
561“Playing the Leveling Field!” (The Dancing Gym Leader! Melissa Appears!!)
Transcription: “Odoru Jimu Rīdā! Merissa Tōjō!!” (Japanese: 踊るジムリーダー!メリッサ登場!!)
September 11, 2008
562“Doc Brock!” (Pachirisu Has a Fever! Being Two People Taking Care!?)
Transcription: “Pachirisu o Netsu desu! Futari de Orusuban!?” (Japanese: パチリスお熱です!2人でお留守番!?)
September 25, 2008
563“Battling the Generation Gap!” (Pokémon Contest! Kannagi Tournament!!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Kontesuto! Kannagi Taikai!!” (Japanese: ポケモンコンテスト!カンナギ大会!!)
September 25, 2008
564“Losing Its Lustrous!” (Team Galaxy Attacks!! [Part 1])
Transcription: “Ginga-Dan Shūgeki!! (Zenpen)” (Japanese: ギンガ団襲撃!!(前編))
October 2, 2008
565“Double Team Turnover!” (Team Galaxy Attacks!! [Part 2])
Transcription: “Ginga-Dan Shūgeki!! (Kōhen)” (Japanese: ギンガ団襲撃!!(後編))
October 2, 2008
566“If the Scarf Fits, Wear It!” (The Floating Unidentified Mysterious Monster!?)
Transcription: “Ukabu Mikakunin Kaibutsu!?” (Japanese: 浮かぶ未確認怪物!?)
October 16, 2008
567“A Trainer and Child Reunion!” (Elite Four Ryou! Forest of Meeting and Separation!)
Transcription: “Shitennō Ryō! Deai to Wakare no Mori!” (Japanese: 四天王リョウ!出会いと別れの森!)
October 23, 2008
568“Aiding the Enemy!” (Naetoru, Hayashigame… and Dodaitosu!)
Transcription: “Naetoru, Hayashigame… Soshite Dodaitosu!” (Japanese: ナエトル、ハヤシガメ…そしてドダイトス!)
October 30, 2008
569“Barry’s Busting Out All Over!” (Rival Trainer Jun Appears!!)
Transcription: “Raibaru Torēnā, Jun Tōjō!!” (Japanese: ライバルトレーナー・ジュン登場!!)
November 6, 2008
570“Shield with a Twist!” (Yosuga Gym Match! Vs. Melissa!!)
Transcription: “Yosuga Jimu Sen! Tai Merissa!!” (Japanese: ヨスガジム戦!VSメリッサ!!)
November 13, 2008
571“Jumping Rocket Ship!” (Chaotic Melee in Mio City!)
Transcription: “Kōsen Konran Mio Shiti!” (Japanese: 混戦混乱ミオシティ!)
November 20, 2008
572“Sleepless in Pre-Battle” (Cresselia vs. Darkrai!)
Transcription: “Kureseria Tai Darkurai!” (Japanese: クレセリアVSダークライ!)
December 4, 2008

Diamond and Pearl: Galactic Battles

#Episode TitleAir Date
573“Get Your Rotom Running!”  (Yōkan and Rotom!)
Transcription: “Yōkan to Rotomu!” (Japanese: 羊羹とロトム!)
December 4, 2008
574“A Breed Stampede!”  (The Way to Befriend Pokémon!?)
Transcription: “Pokemon to Nakayokunaru Hōhō!?” (Japanese: ポケモンと仲良くなる方法!?)
December 11, 2008
575“Ancient Family Matters!”  (Rampald vs. Torideps!!)
Transcription: “Ramuparudo Tai Toridepusu!!” (Japanese: ラムパルドVSトリデプス!!)
December 18, 2008
576“Dealing with Defensive Types!”  (Mio Gym Battle! Steel Battle!)
Transcription: “Mio Jimu Sen! Hagane no Batoru!!” (Japanese: ミオジム戦!はがねのバトル!!)
December 25, 2008
577“Leading a Stray!”  (The Stray Hoeruko!)
Transcription: “Maigo no Hoeruko!” (Japanese: 迷子のホエルコ!)
January 8, 2009
578“Steeling Peace of Mind!”  (Gen and Lucario!)
Transcription: “Gen to Rukario!” (Japanese: ゲンとルカリオ!)
January 15, 2009
579“Saving the World from Ruins!”  (Ruins of Steel Island!)
Transcription: “Kōtetsu Shima no Iseki!” (Japanese: 鋼鉄島の遺跡!)
January 22, 2009
580“Cheers on Castaways Isle!”  (The Pikachu-Pochama Drifting Chronicle!)
Transcription: “Pikachū, Potchama Hyōryūki!” (Japanese: ピカチュウ・ポッチャマ漂流記!)
January 29, 2009
581“Hold the Phione!”  (Mischievous Phione!)
Transcription: “Itazura Fione!” (Japanese: いたずらフィオネ!)
February 5, 2009
582“Another One Gabites the Dust!”  (Pokémon Contest! Akebi Tournament!!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Kontesuto! Akebi Taikai!!” (Japanese: ポケモンコンテスト!アケビ大会!!)
February 12, 2009
583“Stealing the Conversation!”  (Wild Junsar and Partner Perap!)
Transcription: “Wairudo Junsā to Aibō Perappu!” (Japanese: ワイルドジュンサーと相棒ペラップ!)
February 19, 2009
584“The Drifting Snorunt!”  (Yukimenoko in a Snowstorm!)
Transcription: “Fubuki no Naka no Yukimenoko!” (Japanese: 吹雪の中のユキメノコ!)
February 26, 2009
585“Noodles! Roamin’ Off!”  (Team Rocket Breakup!?)
Transcription: “Roketto-dan Kaisan!?” (Japanese: ロケット団解散!?)
March 5, 2009
586“Pursuing a Lofty Goal!”  (PokéRinger! Big Decisive Battle of Sky!!)
Transcription: “Pokeringa! Tenkū Daikessen!!” (Japanese: ポケリンガ!天空大決戦!!)
March 12, 2009
587“Trials and Adulations!”  (Clash! Mammoo vs. Bossgodora!!)
Transcription: “Gekitotsu! Manmū Tai Bosugodora!!” (Japanese: 激突!マンムーVSボスゴドラ!!)
March 26, 2009
588“Mysterous Creatures: Pokémon!”  (Mysterious Creatures: Pocket Monsters!)
Transcription: “Fushigi na Ikimono Poketto Monsutā!” (Japanese: ふしぎないきものポケットモンスター!)
March 26, 2009
589“The Lonely Snover!”  (The Lonely Yukikaburi!)
Transcription: “Sabishigariya no Yukikaburi!” (Japanese: さびしがりやのユキカブリ!)
April 2, 2009
590“Stopped in the Name of Love!”  (Evolution! This Time for Pochama!?)
Transcription: “Shinka! Sono Toki Potchama wa!?” (Japanese: 進化!その時ポッチャマは!?)
April 2, 2009
591“Old Rivals, New Tricks!”  (Pokémon Contest! Tatsunami Tournament!!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Kontesuto! Tatsunami Taikai!!” (Japanese: ポケモンコンテスト!タツナミ大会!!)
April 16, 2009
592“To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!”  (Pokémon Ping-Pong Competition! Do Your Best, Eteboth!!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Pinpon Taikai! Etebōsu Ganbaru!!” (Japanese: ポケモンピンポン大会!エテボースがんばる!!)
April 23, 2009
593“Battling a Cute Drama!”  (Cherinbo! Brave Battle!?)
Transcription: “Cherinbo! Kenage na Batoru!?” (Japanese: チェリンボ!けなげなバトル!?)
April 30, 2009
594“Classroom Training!”  (Miss Suzuna of the Trainers’ School!)
Transcription: “Torēnāzu Sukūru no Suzuna-sensei!” (Japanese: トレーナーズスクールのスズナ先生!)
May 7, 2009
595“Sliding Into Seventh!”  (Kissaki Gym! Ice Battle!!)
Transcription: “Kissaki Jimu! Kōri no Batoru!!” (Japanese: キッサキジム!氷のバトル!!)
May 14, 2009
596“A Pyramiding Rage!”  (Battle Pyramid! Shinji vs. Jindai!!)
Transcription: “Batoru Piramiddo! Shinji Tai Jindai!!” (Japanese: バトルピラミッド!シンジVSジンダイ!!)
May 21, 2009
597“Pillars of Friendship!”  (Resurrected Regigigas! J Returns!!)
Transcription: “Fukkatsu no Rejigigasu! Jē Futatabi!!” (Japanese: 復活のレジギガス!J再び!!)
May 28, 2009
598“Frozen on Their Tracks!”  (Denryuu Train! Handsome Appears!!)
Transcription: “Denryū Ressha! Hansamu Tōjō!!” (Japanese: デンリュウ列車!ハンサム登場!!)
June 4, 2009
599“Pedal to the Mettle!” (Full Battle! Shinji vs. Satoshi!! [Part 1])
Transcription: “Furu Batoru! Shinji Tai Satoshi!! (Zenpen)” (Japanese: フルバトル!シンジVSサトシ!!(前編))
June 11, 2009
600“Evolving Strategies!” (Full Battle! Shinji vs. Satoshi!! [Part 2])
Transcription: “Furu Batoru! Shinji Tai Satoshi!! -Kōhen-” (Japanese: フルバトル!シンジVSサトシ!!(後編))
June 18, 2009
601“Uncrushing Defeat!”  (The Shadow of Yuxie!)
Transcription: “Yukushī no Kage!” (Japanese: ユクシーの影!)
June 25, 2009
602“Promoting Healthy Tangrowth!”  (King of the Forest! Mojumbo!!)
Transcription: “Mori no Ōja! Mojanbo!!” (Japanese: 森の王者!モジャンボ!!)
July 2, 2009
603“Beating the Bustle and Hustle!”  (Everybody Participate! Pokémon Hustle!)
Transcription: “Zen’in Sansen! Pokemon Hassuru!” (Japanese: 全員参戦!ポケモンハッスル!)
July 9, 2009
604“Gateway to Ruin!”  (Mt. Tengan Ruins! Conspiracy of Team Galaxy!!)
Transcription: “Tenganzan no Iseki! Ginga-dan no Inbō!!” (Japanese: テンガン山の遺跡!ギンガ団の陰謀!!)
July 23, 2009
605“Three Sides to Every Story”  (Marill, Pochama & Elekid!!)
Transcription: “Mariru, Potchama, Erekiddo!!” (Japanese: マリル・ポッチャマ・エレキッド!!)
August 6, 2009
606“Strategy Begins at Home!”  (Hikari vs. Mama! Parent-Child Showdown!!)
Transcription: “Hikari Tai Mama! Oyako Taiketsu!!” (Japanese: ヒカリVSママ!親子対決!!)
August 13, 2009
607“A Faux Oak Finish!”  (Rescue Professor Ōkido! Nyorotono vs. Gureggru!!)
Transcription: “Ōkido-hakase o Kyūshutsu se yo! Nyorotono Tai Guregguru!!” (Japanese: オーキド博士を救出せよ!ニョロトノVSグレッグル!!)
August 20, 2009
608“Historical Mystery Tour”  (Naty, Natio…Mysterious Forest!)
Transcription: “Neiti, Neitio… Fushigi na Mori!” (Japanese: ネイティ、ネイティオ…不思議な森!)
August 27, 2009
609“Challenging a Towering Figure”  (Tower Tycoon! That Man, Kurotsugu!!)
Transcription: “Tawā Taikūn! Sono Otoko, Kurotsugu!!” (Japanese: タワータイクーン!その男、クロツグ!!)
September 3, 2009
610“Where No Togepi Has Gone Before!”  (The Worst Togepi in History!)
Transcription: “Shijō Saiaku no Togepī!” (Japanese: 史上最悪のトゲピー!)
September 10, 2009
611“An Egg Scramble!”  (Johto Festival! Chikorita and Waninoko Appear!!)
Transcription: “Jōto Fesuta! Chikorīta to Waninoko Tōjō!!” (Japanese: ジョウトフェスタ!チコリータとワニノコ登場!!)
September 17, 2009
612“Gone With the Windworks!”  (Dungeon Capture!? The Valley Powerplant!)
Transcription: “Danjon Kōryaku!? Tanima no Hatsudensho!” (Japanese: ダンジョン攻略!?谷間の発電所!)
September 17, 2009
613“A Rivalry to Gible On!”  (Fukamaru… I Got It!)
Transcription: “Fukamaru… Getto da ze!” (Japanese: フカマル…ゲットだぜ!)
October 1, 2009
614“Dressed for Jess Success!”  (Pokémon Contest! Suiren Tournament!!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Kontesuto! Suiren Taikai!!” (Japanese: ポケモンコンテスト!スイレン大会!!)
October 1, 2009
615“Bagged Then Tagged!”  (Satoshi to Hikari! Tag Battle!!)
Transcription: “Satoshi to Hikari! Taggu Batoru!!” (Japanese: サトシとヒカリ!タッグバトル!!)
October 15, 2009
616“Try for the Family Stone!”  (Muma, Yamikarasu and the Dark Stone!)
Transcription: “Mūma to Yamikarasu to Yami no Ishi!” (Japanese: ムウマとヤミカラスとやみのいし!)
October 22, 2009
617“Sticking with Who You Know!”  (Pikachu and Pochama, Keep Apart!!)
Transcription: “Pikachū Potchama Kuttsukanai de!!” (Japanese: ピカチュウポッチャマくっつかないで!!)
October 29, 2009
618“Unlocking the Red Chain of Events!”  (The Red Chain! Activated by the Team Galaxy!!)
Transcription: “Akai Kusari! Ginga-dan Shidō!!” (Japanese: 赤い鎖!ギンガ団始動!!)
November 5, 2009
619“The Needs of the Three!”  (Agnome, Yuxie & Emrit!)
Transcription: “Agunomu, Yukushi, Emuritto!” (Japanese: アグノム・ユクシー・エムリット!)
November 12, 2009
620“The Battle Finale of Legend!”  (Dialga and Palkia! The Final Battle!!)
Transcription: “Diaruga to Parukia! Saigo no Tatakai!!” (Japanese: ディアルガとパルキア!最後の戦い!!)
November 12, 2009
621“The Treasure Is All Mine!”  (Full of Danger! Kojirō’s Treasure Chest!!)
Transcription: “Kiken ga Ippai! Kojirō no Takarabako!!” (Japanese: 危険がいっぱい!コジロウの宝箱!!)
November 26, 2009
622“Mastering Current Events!”  (The Air Battle Master Appears! Glion vs. Hassam!!)
Transcription: “Ea Batoru Masutā Tōjō! Guraion Tai Hassamu!!” (Japanese: エアバトルマスター登場!グライオンVSハッサム!!)
December 3, 2009
623“Double-Time Battle Training!”  (Double Battle! Mammoo and Hinoarashi!!)
Transcription: “Daburu Batoru! Manmū to Hinoarashi!!” (Japanese: ダブルバトル!マンムーとヒノアラシ!!)
December 10, 2009
624“A Meteoric Rise to Excellence!”  (Fukamaru and Draco Meteor!!)
Transcription: “Fukamaru to Ryūseigun!!” (Japanese: フカマルとりゅうせいぐん!!)
December 17, 2009
625“Gotta Get a Gible!”  (Fukamaru! I Got It!!)
Transcription: “Fukamaru! Getto da ze!!” (Japanese: フカマル!ゲットだぜ!!)
December 24, 2009

Diamond and Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors

#Episode TitleAir Date
626“Regaining the Home Advantage!”  (Loud Roar! Jibacoil vs. Metagross!!)
Transcription: “Bakusō! Jibakoiru Tai Metagurosu!!” (Japanese: 爆走!ジバコイルVSメタグロス!!)
January 7, 2010
627“Short and to the Punch!”  (Roaring Freezing Punch! Buoysel vs. Barrierd!!)
Transcription: “Unare Reitō Panchi! Buizeru Tai Bariyādo!!” (Japanese: 唸れれいとうパンチ!ブイゼルVSバリヤード!!)
January 14, 2010
628“A Marathon Rivalry!”  (Get Fired Up, Kabigon! The Pokéthlon King!!)
Transcription: “Moe yo Kabigon! Pokesuron no Ōja!!” (Japanese: 燃えよカビゴン!ポケスロンの王者!!)
January 21, 2010
629“Yes, in Dee Dee It’s Dawn!”  (Begin! Pokémon Contest – Asatsuki Tournament!!)
Transcription: “Kaimaku! Pokemon Kontesuto, Asatsuki Taikai!!” (Japanese: 開幕!ポケモンコンテスト・アサツキ大会!!)
January 28, 2010
630“Playing the Performance Encore!”  (Double Battle! Vs. Purasuru & Minun!!)
Transcription: “Daburu Batoru! Tai Purasuru, Mainan!!” (Japanese: ダブルバトル!VSプラスル・マイナン!!)
February 4, 2010
631“Fighting Ire with Fire!”  (Explosive Evolution! Goukazaru!!)
Transcription: “Baku Shinka! Gōkazaru!!” (Japanese: 爆進化!ゴウカザル!!)
February 11, 2010
632“Piplup, Up and Away!”  (Pochama Goes Astray!)
Transcription: “Potchama Hagureru!” (Japanese: ポッチャマはぐれる!)
February 18, 2010
633“Flint Sparks the Fire!”  (Elite Four Ōba and Gym Leader – Denji!)
Transcription: “Shitennō Ōba to Jimu Rīdā, Denji!” (Japanese: 四天王オーバとジムリーダー・デンジ!)
February 25, 2010
634“The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore!”  (Liftoff! Nagisa Tower!!)
Transcription: “Hasshin! Nagisa Tawā!!” (Japanese: 発進!ナギサタワー!!)
March 4, 2010
635“Teaching the Student Teacher”  (The Pokémon School at the Seaside!)
Transcription: “Umibe no Pokemon Sukūru!” (Japanese: 海辺のポケモンスクール!)
March 11, 2010
636“Keeping in Top Forme!”  (Fly Shaymin! Towards the Far Side of the Sky!!)
Transcription: “Tobe Sheimi! Sora no Kanata e!!” (Japanese: 飛べシェイミ!空の彼方へ!!)
March 18, 2010
637“Pokémon Ranger: Heatran Rescue!”  (Pokémon Ranger! Heatran Rescue Mission!!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Renjā! Hīdoran Kyūshutsu Sakusen!!” (Japanese: ポケモンレンジャー!ヒードラン救出作戦!!)
March 18, 2010
638“An Elite Coverup!”  (Elite Four Kikuno! Kabarudon vs. Dodaitose!!)
Transcription: “Shitennō Kikuno! Kabarudon Tai Dodaitosu!!” (Japanese: 四天王キクノ!カバルドンVSドダイトス!!)
April 1, 2010
639“Dawn of a Royal Day!”  (Togekiss Dance! The Princess’s Pokémon Contest!!)
Transcription: “Togekissu Mau! Ōjosama no Pokemon Kontesuto!!” (Japanese: トゲキッス舞う!王女さまのポケモンコンテスト!!)
April 1, 2010
640“With the Easiest of Grace!”  (Togekiss! The Magnificent Battle!!)
Transcription: “Togekissu! Kareinaru Batoru!!” (Japanese: トゲキッス!華麗なるバトル!!)
April 15, 2010
641“Dealing with a Fierce Double Ditto Drama!”  (Metamon – Transformation Battle! Which One is the Real One!?)
Transcription: “Metamon Henshin Batoru! Honmono wa Dotchi~nyo!?” (Japanese: メタモン・へんしんバトル!本物はドッチ~ニョ!?)
April 22, 2010
642“Last Call, First Round!”  (Grand Festival! The Art of Flame and Ice!!)
Transcription: “Gurando Fesutibaru Kaimaku! Honō to Kōri no Āto!!” (Japanese: グランドフェスティバル開幕!炎と氷のアート!!)
April 29, 2010
643“Opposites Interact!”  (Mammoo, Pachirisu! The Ice Chandelier is Chosen!!)
Transcription: “Manmū, Pachirisu! Kimero Kōri no Shanderia!!” (Japanese: マンムー、パチリス!決めろ氷のシャンデリア!!)
May 6, 2010
644“Coming Full Festival Circle!”  (The Semi-Finals! Who is Heading to the Finals!?)
Transcription: “Semifainaru! Kesshō e Susumu no wa!?” (Japanese: セミファイナル!決勝へ進むのは!?)
May 13, 2010
645“A Grand Fight for Winning!”  (Conclusive Rival Showdown! Hikari vs. Nozomi!!)
Transcription: “Ketchaku Raibaru Taiketsu! Hikari Tai Nozomi!!” (Japanese: 決着ライバル対決!ヒカリVSノゾミ!!)
May 20, 2010
646“For the Love of Meowth!”  (Goodbye Team Rocket! Love of Nyarth!?)
Transcription: “Sayonara Roketto-dan! Nyāsu no Koi!?” (Japanese: さよならロケット団!ニャースの恋!?)
May 27, 2010
647“The Eighth Wonder of the Sinnoh World!”  (Electric Shock Battle! The Final Badge!!)
Transcription: “Dengeki Batoru! Saigo no Bajji!!” (Japanese: 電撃バトル!最後のバッジ!!)
June 3, 2010
648“Four Roads Diverged in a Pokémon Port!”  (Satoshi vs. Kengo! Respective Departure!!)
Transcription: “Satoshi Tai Kengo! Sorezore no Funade!!” (Japanese: サトシVSケンゴ!それぞれの船出!!)
June 10, 2010
649“Bucking the Treasure Trend!”  (Treasure Hunter – Baku and Yajilon!)
Transcription: “Torejā Hantā – Baku to Yajiron!” (Japanese: トレジャーハンター・バクとヤジロン!)
June 17, 2010
650“An Old Family Blend!”  (Eve of Fierce Battle! The Great Gathering of Satoshi’s Pokémon!!)
Transcription: “Nessen Zen’ya! Satoshi no Pokemon Daishūgō!!” (Japanese: 熱戦前夜!サトシのポケモン大集合!!)
June 24, 2010
651“League Unleashed!”  (Begin! Sinnoh League – Suzuran Tournament!!)
Transcription: “Kaimaku! Shin’ō Rīgu – Suzuran Taikai!!” (Japanese: 開幕!シンオウリーグ・スズラン大会!!)
July 1, 2010
652“Casting a Paul on Barry!”  (The Third-Round Battle of Sinnoh League! Shinji Against Jun!!)
Transcription: “Shin’ō Rīgu San Kaisen! Shinji Tai Jun!!” (Japanese: シンオウリーグ三回戦!シンジ対ジュン!!)
July 15, 2010
653“Working on a Right Move!!”  (Trick Room of Terror! Satoshi Against Kouhei!!)
Transcription: “Kyōfu no Torikku Rūmu! Satoshi Tai Kōhei!!” (Japanese: 恐怖のトリックルーム!サトシ対コウヘイ!!)
July 22, 2010
654“Familiarity Breeds Strategy!”  (Rival Decisive Battle! Satoshi Against Shinji!!)
Transcription: “Raibaru Kessen! Satoshi Tai Shinji!!” (Japanese: ライバル決戦!サトシ対シンジ!!)
August 5, 2010
655“A Real Rival Rouser!”  (Intense Fighting Full Battle! Satoshi Against Shinji!!)
Transcription: “Gekitō Furu Batoru! Satoshi Tai Shinji!!” (Japanese: 激闘フルバトル!サトシ対シンジ!!)
August 12, 2010
656“Battling a Thaw in Relations!”  (Conclusive Rival Battle! Satoshi Against Shinji!!)
Transcription: “Ketchaku Raibaru Batoru! Satoshi Tai Shinji!!” (Japanese: 決着ライバルバトル!サトシ対シンジ!!)
August 19, 2010
657“The Semi-Final Frontier”  (Sinnoh League Semi-Final! Darkrai Appears!!)
Transcription: “Shin’ō Rīgu Junkesshō! Dākurai Tōjō!!” (Japanese: シンオウリーグ準決勝!ダークライ登場!!)
August 26, 2010
658“The Brockster Is In!”  (Pokémon Doctor – Takeshi!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Dokutā – Takeshi!” (Japanese: ポケモンドクター・タケシ!)
September 2, 2010
659“Memories Are Made of Bliss!”  (Memories Are Pearls! Friendship is a Diamond!!)
Transcription: “Omoide wa Pāru! Yūjō wa Daiyamondo!!” (Japanese: 思い出はパール!友情はダイヤモンド!!)
September 9, 2010

Arc 5: Unova

The Unova arc featured several changes from the earlier arcs, as Ash and Pikachu left Sinnoh for the new region. Brock and Dawn left the group, but Ash was soon joined by Iris and Cilan, who accompanied him on his journeys. The whole arc was divided into three larger seasons – Black & White, which aired from September 23, 2010 to September 15, 2011 with a total of 50 episodes; Black & White: Rival Destinies, which aired from September 22, 2011 to October 4, 2012 with a total of 49 episodes; while the third large season was divided into two smaller segments, Black & White: Adventures in Unova, whose 25 episodes aired from October 11, 2012 to April 18, 2013, and Black & White: Adventures in Unova and Beyond, whose 20 episodes aired from April 25, 2013 to September 26, 2013. A total of 144 episodes were aired as part of the Unova arc.

This season had several unaired episodes (listed in red), either globally or just outside Japan, but also some special episodes (listed in blue) that were aired exclusively in Japan.

Black & White

#Episode TitleAir Date
660“In the Shadow of Zekrom!” (To the Isshu Region! Zekrom’s Shadow!!)
Transcription: “Isshu Chihō e! Zekuromu no Kage!!” (Japanese: イッシュ地方へ!ゼクロムの影!!)
September 23, 2010
661“Enter Iris and Axew!” (Iris and Kibago!)
Transcription: “Airisu to Kibago!” (Japanese: アイリスとキバゴ!)
September 23, 2010
662“A Sandile Gusher of Change” (Mijumaru! Meguroco! Critical Moment!!)
Transcription: “Mijumaru! Meguroko! Kikkiippatsu!!” (Japanese: ミジュマル!メグロコ!危機一髪!!)
September 30, 2010
663“The Battle Club and Tepig’s Choice!” (Battle Club! A Mysterious Pokémon Appears!!)
Transcription: “Batoru Kurabu! Nazo no Pokemon Arawareru!!” (Japanese: バトルクラブ!謎のポケモン現る!!)
October 7, 2010
664“Triple Leaders, Team Threats” (San’yō Gym! Vs. Baoppu, Hiyappu and Yanappu!!)
Transcription: “San’yō Jimu! Tai Baoppu, Hiyappu, Yanappu!!” (Japanese: サンヨウジム!VSバオップ、ヒヤップ、ヤナップ!!)
October 14, 2010
665“Dreams by the Yard Full” (Former Building Site of Dreams! Munna and Musharna!!)
Transcription: “Yume no Atochi! Munna to Mushāna!!” (Japanese: 夢の跡地!ムンナとムシャーナ!!)
October 21, 2010
666“Snivy Plays Hard to Catch!” (Get the Tsutarja That Knows Attract!?)
Transcription: “Tsutāja Getto de Meromero!?” (Japanese: ツタージャ・ゲットでメロメロ!?)
October 28, 2010
667“Saving Darmanitan from the Bell!” (Darumakka and Hihidaruma! Secret of the Clocktower!!)
Transcription: “Darumakka to Hihidaruma! Dokeitō no Himitsu!!” (Japanese: ダルマッカとヒヒダルマ!時計塔の秘密!!)
November 4, 2010
668“The Bloom Is on Axew!” (Out of Control Pendror! Rescue Kibago!)
Transcription: “Pendorā Bōsō! Kibago o Sukue!” (Japanese: ペンドラー暴走!キバゴを救え!)
November 11, 2010
669“A Rival Battle for Club Champ!” (Rival Battle! Tough Enemy Pururiru!!)
Transcription: “Raibaru Batoru! Kyōteki Pururiru!!” (Japanese: ライバルバトル!強敵プルリル!!)
November 18, 2010
670“A Home for Dwebble” (Ishizumai! Take Back Your Home!!)
Transcription: “Ishizumai! Jibun no Ie o Torimodose!!” (Japanese: イシズマイ!自分の家をとりもどせ!!)
December 2, 2010
671“Here Comes the Trubbish Squad” (The Yabukuron Squad and a Secret Base!?)
Transcription: “Yabukuron Sentai to Himitsukichi!?” (Japanese: ヤブクロン戦隊と秘密基地!?)
December 9, 2010
672“Minccino–Neat and Tidy” (Chillarmy is Clean!?)
Transcription: “Chirāmyi wa Kireizuki!?” (Japanese: チラーミィはきれいずき!?)
December 16, 2010
673“A Night in the Nacrene City Museum” (Shippō City! Museum Adventure!!)
Transcription: “Shippō Shiti! Hakubutsukan de Daibōken!!” (Japanese: シッポウシティ!博物館で大冒険!!)
December 23, 2010
674“The Battle According to Lenora” (Shippō Gym Battle! Vs. Gym Leader Aloe!!)
Transcription: “Shippō Jimu Ikusa! Tai Jimu Rīdā Aroe!!” (Japanese: シッポウジム戦!VSジムリーダー・アロエ!!)
January 6, 2011
675“Rematch at the Nacrene Gym” (Shippō Gym Rematch! The Explosive New Moves!!)
Transcription: “Saisen Shippō Jimu! Shin Waza Sakuretsu!!” (Japanese: 再戦シッポウジム!新技炸裂!!)
January 13, 2011
676“Scraggy–Hatched to Be Wild” (The Wild Child That Hatched From the Egg!)
Transcription: “Tamago kara Kaetta Abarenbō!” (Japanese: タマゴからかえったあばれん坊!)
January 20, 2011
677“Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest” (Yaguruma Forest! Kurumiru and Arti!!)
Transcription: “Yaguruma no Mori! Kurumiru to Āti!!” (Japanese: ヤグルマの森!クルミルとアーティ!!)
January 27, 2011
N/A“Hikari – A New Journey!/Nibi Gym – The Greatest Danger!”
Transcription: “Hikari – Aratanaru Tabidachi!/Nibi Jimu – Shijō Saidai no Kiki!” (Japanese: ヒカリ・新たなる旅立ち!/ニビジム・史上最大の危機!)
February 3, 2011
678“A Connosseur’s Revenge!” (Sommelier Showdown! Ishizumai vs. Futachimaru!!)
Transcription: “Somurie Taiketsu! Ishizumai Tai Futachimaru!!” (Japanese: ソムリエ対決!イシズマイVSフタチマル!!)
February 17, 2011
679“Dancing with the Ducklett Trio!” (Pikachu vs. Meguroco vs. Koaruhie!!)
Transcription: “Pikachū Tai Meguroko Tai Koaruhī!!” (Japanese: ピカチュウVSメグロコVSコアルヒー!!)
February 24, 2011
680“The Lost World of Gothitelle!” (Skyarrow Bridge and Gothiruselle!)
Transcription: “Sukai Arō Burijji to Gochiruzeru!” (Japanese: スカイアローブリッジとゴチルゼル!)
March 3, 2011
681“A Venipede Stampede” (Hiun City! Fushide Panic!!)
Transcription: “Hiun Shiti! Fushide Panikku!” (Japanese: ヒウンシティ!フシデパニック!!)
March 10, 2011
N/A“Team Rocket vs. Team Plasma! (Part 1)”
Transcription: “Roketto-dan Tai Purazuma-dan! (Zenpen)” (Japanese: ロケット団VSプラズマ団!(前編))
N/A“Team Rocket vs. Team Plasma! (Part 2)”
Transcription: “Roketto-dan Tai Purazuma-dan! (Kōhen)” (Japanese: ロケット団VSプラズマ団!(後編))
682“Battling for the Love of Bug-Types!” (Hiun Gym Battle! The Pure-of-Heart Bug Pokémon Battle!)
Transcription: “Hiun Jimu Sen! Junjō Hāto no Mushi Pokemon Batoru!!” (Japanese: ヒウンジム戦!純情ハートの虫ポケモンバトル!!)
March 17, 2011
683“Emolga the Irresistible!” (Beware Cute Faces! Paralyzing Emonga!!)
Transcription: “Kawaii Kao ni Yōchūi! Emonga de Shibirebire!!” (Japanese: かわいい顔に要注意!エモンガでシビレビレ!!)
March 24, 2011
684“Emolga and the New Volt Switch!” (Emonga vs. Tsutarja! Volt Change Chaos!!)
Transcription: “Emonga Tai Tsutāja! Boruto Chenji de Daikonran!!” (Japanese: エモンガVSツタージャ!ボルトチェンジで大混乱!!)
March 31, 2011
685“Scare at the Litwick Mansion!” (The Scary Story of the Hitomoshi Mansion!)
Transcription: “Hitomoshi Yashiki no Kowa~i Ohanashi!” (Japanese: ヒトモシ屋敷のこわ~いお話!)
April 7, 2011
686“The Dragon Master’s Path!” (The Road to Becoming a Dragon Master! Kibago vs. Crimgan!!)
Transcription: “Doragon Masutā e no Michi! Kibago Tai Kurimugan!!” (Japanese: ドラゴンマスターへの道!キバゴVSクリムガン!!)
April 14, 2011
687“Oshawott’s Lost Scalchop!” (The Lost Hotachi! Mijumaru’s Greatest Crisis!!)
Transcription: “Kieta Hotachi! Mijumaru Saidai no Kiki!!” (Japanese: 消えたホタチ!ミジュマル最大の危機!!)
April 21, 2011
688“Cottonee in Love!” (The Monmen in Love Rides the Wind!)
Transcription: “Koisuru Monmen wa Kaze ni Notte!” (Japanese: 恋するモンメンは風に乗って!)
April 28, 2011
689“A UFO for Elgyem!” (Ligray and the Unidentified Flying Object!)
Transcription: “Rigurē to Mikakunin Hikō Buttai!” (Japanese: リグレーと未確認飛行物体!)
May 5, 2011
690“Ash and Trip’s Third Battle!” (Rival Battle! Vanipeti and Dokkorā in the Fight!!)
Transcription: “Raibaru Batoru! Baniputchi, Dokkorā Sansen!!” (Japanese: ライバルバトル!バニプッチ、ドッコラー参戦!!)
May 12, 2011
691“Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open!” (Gamagaru, Maggyo! Battle at the Waterside!!)
Transcription: “Gamagaru, Maggyo! Mizube no Tatakai!!” (Japanese: ガマガル、マッギョ!水辺の戦い!!)
May 19, 2011
692“Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster!” (The Dragon Buster Appears! Iris and Doryuzu!!)
Transcription: “Doragon Basutā Tōjō! Airisu to Doryūzu!!” (Japanese: ドラゴンバスター登場!アイリスとドリュウズ!!)
May 26, 2011
693“Gotta Catch a Roggenrola!” (Dangoro! Fire the Luster Cannon!!)
Transcription: “Dangoro! Rasutā Kanon Hassha seyo!” (Japanese: ダンゴロ!ラスターカノン発射せよ!!)
June 2, 2011
694“Where Did You Go, Audino?” (Sommelier Detective Dent! The Case of the Missing Tabunne!!)
Transcription: “Somurie Tantei Dento! Tabunne Shissō Jiken!!” (Japanese: ソムリエ探偵デント!タブンネ失踪事件!!)
June 9, 2011
695“Archeops in the Modern World!” (Fossil Revival! Ancient Mysterious Bird Archeos!!)
Transcription: “Kaseki Fukkatsu! Kodai Kaichō Ākeosu!!” (Japanese: 化石復活!古代怪鳥アーケオス!!)
June 16, 2011
696“A Fishing Connosseur in a Fishy Competition!” (Fishing Sommelier Dent Appears!!)
Transcription: “Tsuri Somurie Dento Tōjō!!” (Japanese: 釣りソムリエ・デント登場!!)
June 23, 2011
697“Movie Time! Zorua in ‘The Legend of the Pokémon Knight’!” (Zorua the Movie! The Legend of the Pokémon Knight!)
Transcription: “Zoroa Za Mubi! Pokemon Naito no Densetsu!!” (Japanese: ゾロア・ザ・ムービー!ポケモンナイトの伝説!!)
June 30, 2011
698“Reunion Battles in Nimbasa!” (Everyone Gathers! Don Battle!!)
Transcription: “Zen’in Shūgō! Don Batoru!!” (Japanese: 全員集合!ドンバトル!!)
July 7, 2011
699“Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia!!” (Fierce Fighting Don Battle! Tsutarja vs. Komatana!!)
Transcription: “Nettō Don Batoru! Tsutāja Tai Komatana!!” (Japanese: 熱闘ドンバトル!ツタージャVSコマタナ!!)
July 21, 2011
700“The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk!” (White Hot Don Battle! Emonga vs. Dageki!!)
Transcription: “Hakunetsu Don Batoru! Emonga Tai Dageki!!” (Japanese: 白熱ドンバトル!エモンガVSダゲキ!!)
August 4, 2011
701“The Club Battle Finale: A Heroes Outcome!” (Deciding Match of the Don Battle! Satoshi Against Iris!!)
Transcription: “Kessen Don Batoru! Satoshi Tai Airisu!!” (Japanese: 決戦ドンバトル!サトシ対アイリス!!)
August 11, 2011
702“Meowth’s Scrafty Tactics!” (Meowgotiator Nyarth! Zuruzukin Persuasion Tactics!!)
Transcription: “Nyagoshiētā Nyāsu! Zuruzukin Setoku Sakusen!!” (Japanese: ニャゴシエーター・ニャース!ズルズキン説得作戦!!)
August 18, 2011
703“Purrloin: Sweet or Sneaky?” (Beware of Choroneko! Nyarth and Mijumaru!!)
Transcription: “Choroneko ni Goyōjin! Nyāsu to Mijumaru!!” (Japanese: チョロネコに御用心!ニャースとミジュマル!!)
August 25, 2011
704“Beheeyem, Duosion, and the Dream Thief!” (Ōbemu, Daburan, and the Dream Thief!)
Transcription: “Ōbemu to Daburan to Yume Dorobō!” (Japanese: オーベムとダブランと夢泥棒!)
September 1, 2011
705“The Beartic Mountain Feud!” (Meowgotiator Nyarth! Breaking Through Tunbear’s Forest!!)
Transcription: “Nyagoshiētā Nyāsu! Tsunbeā no Mori o Toppa seyo!!” (Japanese: ニャゴシエーター・ニャース!ツンベアーの森を突破せよ!!)
September 8, 2011
706“Crisis from the Underground Up!” (Wild Run! Battle Subway!! (Part 1))
Transcription: “Gekisō! Batoru Sabuwei!! (Zenpen)” (Japanese: 激走!バトルサブウェイ!! (前編))
September 15, 2011
707“Battle for the Underground!” (Wild Run! Battle Subway!! (Part 2))
Transcription: “Gekisō! Batoru Sabuwei!! (Kōhen)” (Japanese: 激走!バトルサブウェイ!! (後編))
September 15, 2011

Black & White: Rival Destinies

#Episode TitleAir Date
708“Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!” (The Gym Leader is a Charisma Model! Kamitsure Appears!!)
Transcription: “Jimu Rīdā wa Karisuma Moderu! Kamisure Tōjō!!” (Japanese: ジムリーダーはカリスマモデル!カミツレ登場!!)
September 22, 2011
709“Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!” (Raimon Gym! Splendid Lightning Battle!!)
Transcription: “Raimon Jimu! Kareinaru Dengeki Batoru!!” (Japanese: ライモンジム!華麗なる電撃バトル!!)
September 29, 2011
710“Lost at the Stamp Rally!” (Satoshi and Dent vs. the Subway Masters!)
Transcription: “Satoshi, Dento Tai Sabuwei Masutā!” (Japanese: サトシ、デントVSサブウェイマスター!)
October 6, 2011
711“Ash Versus the Champion!” (Satoshi vs. Champion Adeku!)
Transcription: “Satoshi Tai Chanpion Adeku!” (Japanese: サトシVSチャンピオン・アデク!)
October 13, 2011
712“A Maractus Musical!” (To the Other Side of the Rainbow! Musical Maracacchi!!)
Transcription: “Niji no Kanata e! Marakatchi de Myūjikaru!!” (Japanese: 虹の彼方へ!マラカッチでミュージカル!!)
October 27, 2011
713“The Four Seasons of Sawsbuck!” (Mebukijika! Seasonal Line-Up!!)
Transcription: “Mebukijika! Shunkashūtō Seizoroi!!” (Japanese: メブキジカ!春夏秋冬勢揃い!!)
November 3, 2011
714“Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita!” (Zuruggu and the Selfish Gothimu!)
Transcription: “Zuruggu to Wagamama Gochimu!” (Japanese: ズルッグとわがままゴチム!)
November 10, 2011
715“The Lonely Deino!” (Iris and Monozu! Training at the Day Care!!)
Transcription: “Airisu to Monozu! Sodateya Shugyō!!” (Japanese: アイリスとモノズ!育て屋修行!!)
November 24, 2011
716“The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue!” (Happy Hero A☆gilder vs. Freege-Man!)
Transcription: “Kaiketsu A☆girudā Tai Furīji-Otoko!” (Japanese: 快傑ア☆ギルダーVSフリージ男!)
December 1, 2011
717“A Call for Brotherly Love!” (Dent and Pod’s Brother Battle! Baoppu vs. Yanappu!!)
Transcription: “Dento to Poddo Kyōdai Batoru! Baoppu Tai Yanappu!!” (Japanese: デントとポッド兄弟バトル!バオップVSヤナップ!!)
December 8, 2011
718“Stopping the Rage of Legends!: Episode 1” (Tornelos vs. Voltolos vs. Landlos!: Episode 1)
Transcription: “Torunerosu Tai Borutorosu Tai Randorosu! (Zenpen)” (Japanese: トルネロスVSボルトロスVSランドロス!(前編))
December 15, 2011
719“Stopping the Rage of Legends!: Episode 2” (Tornelos vs. Voltolos vs. Landlos!: Episode 2)
Transcription: “Torunerosu Tai Borutorosu Tai Randorosu! (Kōhen)” (Japanese: トルネロスVSボルトロスVSランドロス!(後編))
December 22, 2011
720“Battling the King of the Mines!” (Underground Gym Battle! Vs. Yacon!!)
Transcription: “Chitei no Jimu Sen! Tai Yākon!!” (Japanese: 地底のジム戦!VSヤーコン!!)
January 5, 2012
721“Crisis at Chargestone Cave!” (Bachuru, Dentula! Electric Rock Cave!!)
Transcription: “Bachuru, Denchura! Denkiishi no Horaana!!” (Japanese: バチュル、デンチュラ!電気石の洞穴!!)
January 12, 2012
722“Evolution Exchange Excitement!” (The Trade Evolution! Chevargo and Agilder!!)
Transcription: “Tsūshin Kōkan Shinka! Shubarugo to Agirudā!!” (Japanese: 通信交換進化!シュバルゴとアギルダー!!)
January 19, 2012
723“Explorers of the Hero’s Ruin!” (The Ruins of the Black Hero! Symboler and Desukarn!!)
Transcription: “Kuroki Eiyū no Iseki! Shinborā to Desukān!!” (Japanese: 黒き英雄の遺跡!シンボラーとデスカーン!!)
January 26, 2012
724“Battling the Bully!” (Double Battle! Pikachu and Waruvile vs. Pendror and Gamageroge!!)
Transcription: “Daburu Batoru! Pikachū, Warubiru Tai Pendorā, Gamageroge!!” (Japanese: ダブルバトル!ピカチュウ・ワルビルVSペンドラー・ガマゲロゲ!!)
February 2, 2012
725“Baffling the Bouffalant!” (Afro is a GO! Buffalon is a NO!!)
Transcription: “Afuro de Gō! Baffuron wa Nō!!” (Japanese: アフロでGO!バッフロンはNO!!)
February 16, 2012
726“Cilan Takes Flight!” (Fukiyose Gym’s Air Battle! Challenger Dent!?)
Transcription: “Fukiyose Jimu no Ea Batoru! Chōsensha Dento!?” (Japanese: フキヨセジムのエアバトル!挑戦者デント!?)
February 23, 2012
727“An Amazing Aerial Battle!” (Fukiyose Gym! Vs. Fūro Mid-Air Match!!)
Transcription: “Fukiyose Jimu! Tai Fūro Kūchū Kessen!!” (Japanese: フキヨセジム!VSフウロ空中決戦!!)
March 1, 2012
728“Climbing the Tower of Success!” (Breakthrough Challenge!! Climb the Tower of Heaven)
Transcription: “Nankan Toppa!! Tenkū no Tō o Nobore!!” (Japanese: 難関突破!!天空の塔を登れ!!)
March 8, 2012
729“The Clubsplosion Begins!” (The Donamite Begins! Zuruggu vs. Yanakkie!!)
Transcription: “Donnamaito Kaimaku! Zuruggu tai Yanakkī!!” (Japanese: ドンナマイト開幕!ズルッグVSヤナッキー!!)
March 15, 2012
730“Search for the Clubultimate!” (The Continuing Donamite! Crimgan vs. Kirikizan!!)
Transcription: “Dondon Tsuzuku yo Donnamaito! Kurimugan tai Kirikizan!!” (Japanese: どんどん続くよドンナマイト!クリムガンVSキリキザン!!)
March 22, 2012
731“A Clubsplosion of Excitement!” (The Burning Fights of Donamite! Kirikizan vs. Enbuoh!!)
Transcription: “Nettō Donnamaito! Kirikizan tai Enbuō!!” (Japanese: 熱闘ドンナマイト!キリキザンVSエンブオー!!)
March 29, 2012
732“Commanding the Clubsplosion Crown!” (The Donamite Deciding Match! Nageki vs. Dageki!!)
Transcription: “Kessen Donnamaito! Nageki tai Dageki!!” (Japanese: 決戦ドンナマイト!ナゲキVSダゲキ!!)
April 5, 2012
733“Battling the Leaf Thieves!” (Rescue Kibago! The Den of Durant!!)
Transcription: “Kibago Kyūshutsu! Aianto no Sōkutsu!!” (Japanese: キバゴ救出!アイアントの巣窟!!)
April 12, 2012
734“A Restoration Confrontation!: Episode 1” (The Fierce Fight at Mount Neji! Abagoura’s Miracle!!: Episode 1)
Transcription: “Nejiyama no Gekitō! Abagōra no Kiseki!! (Zenpen)” (Japanese: ネジ山の激闘!アバゴーラの奇跡!!(前編))
April 19, 2012
735“A Restoration Confrontation!: Episode 2” (The Fierce Fight at Mount Neji! Abagoura’s Miracle!!: Episode 2)
Transcription: “Nejiyama no Gekitō! Abagōra no Kiseki!! (Kōhen)” (Japanese: ネジ山の激闘!アバゴーラの奇跡!!(後編))
April 26, 2012
736“Evolution by Fire!” (The Memory of Flames! Pokabu vs. Enbuoh!!)
Transcription: “Honō no Memorī! Pokabu tai Enbuō!!” (Japanese: 炎のメモリー!ポカブVSエンブオー!!)
May 3, 2012
737“Guarding the Guardian of the Mountain!” (Hachiku Appears! Ulgamoth’s Holy Mountain!!)
Transcription: “Hachiku Tōjō! Urugamosu no Seinaru Yama!!” (Japanese: ハチク登場!ウルガモスの聖なる山!!)
May 10, 2012
738“Caution: Icy Battle Conditions!” (Sekka Gym Battle! The Icy Battlefield!!)
Transcription: “Sekka Jimu Sen! Kōri no Batorufīrudo!!” (Japanese: セッカジム戦!氷のバトルフィールド!!)
May 17, 2012
739“Clash of the Connoisseurs!” (Pokémon Sommelier Showdown! Tasting Battle!!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Somurie Taiketsu! Teisutingu Batoru!!” (Japanese: ポケモンソムリエ対決!テイスティングバトル!!)
May 24, 2012
740“Crisis at Ferroseed Research!” (Tesseed Institute! Airis and Bivanilla!!)
Transcription: “Tesshīdo Kenkyūjo! Airisu to Baibanira!!” (Japanese: テッシード研究所!アイリスとバイバニラ!!)
May 31, 2012
741“An Epic Defense Force!” (Movie Showdown! Sortie Out Isshu Defence Forces!!)
Transcription: “Eiga Taiketsu! Shutsugeki Isshu Bōeitai!!” (Japanese: 映画対決!出撃イッシュ防衛隊!!)
June 7, 2012
742“Rocking the Virbank Gym!: Episode 1” (Fierce Battle at Tachiwaki Gym! Vs. Homika!!: Episode 1)
Transcription: “Gekitō Tachiwaki Jimu! Bui Esu Homika!! (Zenpen)” (Japanese: 激闘タチワキジム!VSホミカ!!(前編))
June 14, 2012
743“Rocking the Virbank Gym!: Episode 2” (Fierce Battle at Tachiwaki Gym! Vs. Homika!!: Episode 2)
Transcription: “Gekitō Tachiwaki Jimu! Bui Esu Homika!! (Kōhen)” (Japanese: 激闘タチワキジム!VSホミカ!!(後編))
June 14, 2012
744“All for the Love of Meloetta!” (Sing Meloetta! Love’s Melody!!)
Transcription: “Utae Meroetta! Ai no Senritsu!!” (Japanese: 歌えメロエッタ!愛の旋律!!)
June 21, 2012
745“Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times!” (Pochama vs. Yanappu! The Magnificent Battle!!)
Transcription: “Potchama Tai Yanappu! Karei naru Batoru!!” (Japanese: ポッチャマVSヤナップ!華麗なるバトル!!)
June 28, 2012
746“Expedition to Onix Island!” (Survival on the Island of Iwark!)
Transcription: “Iwāku no Shima de Sabaibaru!” (Japanese: イワークの島でサバイバル!)
July 5, 2012
747“The Mystery of the Missing Cubchoo!” (Sommelier Detective Dent! The Mystery of the Missing Kumasyun!!)
Transcription: “Somurie Tantei Dento! Kieta Kumashun no Nazo!!” (Japanese: ソムリエ探偵デント!消えたクマシュンの謎!!)
July 19, 2012
748“Iris and the Rogue Dragonite!” (Iris and the Roughneck Kairyu!)
Transcription: “Airisu to Abaremono Kairyū!” (Japanese: アイリスと暴れ者カイリュー!)
July 26, 2012
749“Jostling for the Junior Cup!” (Junior Cup Opener! Kairyu vs. Tunbear!!)
Transcription: “Junia Kappu Kaimaku! Kairyū tai Tsunbeā!!” (Japanese: ジュニアカップ開幕!カイリューVSツンベアー!!)
August 2, 2012
750“Battling Authority, Once Again!!” (Power Battle! Iris vs. Hikari!!)
Transcription: “Pawā Batoru! Airisu tai Hikari!!” (Japanese: パワーバトル!アイ リスVSヒカリ!!)
August 23, 2012
751“Ash, Iris, and Trip: Then There Were Three!!” (Satoshi, Iris, and Shooty! The Last Battle!!)
Transcription: “Satoshi, Airisu, Shūtī! Saigo no Batoru!!” (Japanese: サトシ、アイリス、シューティー!最後のバトル!!)
August 30, 2012
752“Goodbye, Junior Cup – Hello Adventure!” (The Hellos and Goodbyes of the Junior Cup!)
Transcription: “Wakare to Deai no Junia Kappu!” (Japanese: 別れと出会いのジュニアカップ!)
September 6, 2012
753“The Road to Humilau” (Seigaiha Gym Battle! Mantain vs. Daikenki!!)
Transcription: “Seigaiha Jimu Sen! Mantain tai Daikenki!!” (Japanese: セイガイハジム戦!マンタインVSダイケンキ!!)
September 13, 2012
754“Unrest at the Nursery” (Big Fuss at the Pokémon Daycare! Washibon and Vulchai!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Hoikuen wa Ōsawagi! Washibon to Baruchai!” (Japanese: ポケモン保育園は大騒ぎ!ワシボンとバルチャイ!)
September 20, 2012
755“Meloetta and the Undersea Temple” (Meloetta and the Undersea Temple!)
Transcription: “Meroetta to Kaitei no Shinden!” (Japanese: メロエッタと海底の神殿!)
September 27, 2012
756“Unova’s Survival Crisis” (The Therian Formes Advance! Isshu’s Greatest Crisis!!)
Transcription: “Reijū Forumu Sōshingeki! Isshu Saidai no Kiki!!” (Japanese: 霊獣フォルム総進撃!イッシュ最大の危機!!)
October 4, 2012

Black & White: Adventures in Unova (I)

#Episode TitleAir Date
757“Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige!” (The World’s Most Magnificent Pokémon!? Chillaccino vs. Tsutarja!)
Transcription: “Sekaiichi Karei na Pokemon!? Chirachīno tai Tsutāja!” (Japanese: 世界一華麗なポケモン!?チラチーノVSツタージャ!)
October 11, 2012
758“A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team!” (A Sky and Earth Tag Battle!)
Transcription: “Ōzora to Daichi no Taggu Batoru!” (Japanese: 大空と大地のタッグバトル!)
October 18, 2012
759“A Village Homecoming!” (Iris Returns to the Dragon Village!)
Transcription: “Airisu, Ryū no Sato e Kaeru!” (Japanese: アイリス、竜の里へ帰る!)
October 25, 2012
760“Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future!” (Sōryū Gym! Iris vs. Shaga!!)
Transcription: “Sōryū Jimu! Airisu tai Shaga!!” (Japanese: ソウリュウジム!アイリスVSシャガ!!)
November 8, 2012
761“Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!” (Dispatch Team Eevee! Pokémon Rescue Squad!!)
Transcription: “Chīmu Ībui Shutsudō seyo! Pokemon Resukyū Tai!!” (Japanese: チーム・イーブイ出動せよ!ポケモンレスキュー隊!!)
November 15, 2012
762“Curtain Up, Unova League!” (The Isshu League Higaki Tournament Begins! Satoshi Against Shooty!!)
Transcription: “Kaimaku: Isshu Rīgu Higaki Taikai! Satoshi tai Shūtī!!” (Japanese: 開幕 イッシュリーグ・ヒガキ大会!サトシ対シューティー!!)
November 22, 2012
763“Mission: Defeat your Rival!” (Fiece Fighting! The Rival Battle Leads to Victory!!)
Transcription: “Nettō! Raibaru Batoru o Kachinuke!!” (Japanese: 熱闘!ライバルバトルを勝ちぬけ!!)
November 29, 2012
764“Lost at the League!” (Kibago Gets Lost!)
Transcription: “Kibago Maigo ni Naru!” (Japanese: キバゴ迷子になる!)
December 6, 2012
765“Strong Strategy Steals the Show!” (Dageki Appears! Satoshi Against Kenyan!!)
Transcription: “Dageki Tōjō! Satoshi tai Keniyan!!” (Japanese: ダゲキ登場!サトシ対ケニヤン!!)
December 13, 2012
766“Cameron’s Secret Weapon!” (Satoshi Against Kotetsu! The Secret Weapon Sazandora!!)
Transcription: “Satoshi tai Kotetsu! Himitsu Heiki Sazandora!!” (Japanese: サトシ対コテツ!秘密兵器サザンドラ!!)
December 20, 2012
767“A Unova League Evolution!” (The Isshu League Ends! Pikachu Against Lucario!!)
Transcription: “Ketchaku Isshu Rīgu! Pikachū tai Rukario!!” (Japanese: 決着イッシュリーグ!ピカチュウ対ルカリオ!!)
January 10, 2013
768“New Places… Familiar Faces!” (Araragi Laboratory! A New Journey!!)
Transcription: “Araragi Kenkyūjo! Aratanaru Tabidachi!!” (Japanese: アララギ研究所!新たなる旅立ち!!)
January 17, 2013
769“The Name’s N!” (Friend… His Name Is N!)
Transcription: “Tomodachi… Sono Na wa Enu!” (Japanese: トモダチ…その名はN!)
January 24, 2013
770“There’s a New Gym Leader in Town!” (The New Gym Leader Cheren!)
Transcription: “Shin Jimu Rīdā Cheren!” (Japanese: 新ジムリーダー・チェレン!)
January 31, 2013
771“Team Plasma’s Pokémon Power Plot!” (Achroma vs. Handsome! The Team Plasma Conspiracy!!)
Transcription: “Akuroma tai Hansamu! Purasuma-dan no Inbō!!” (Japanese: アクロマVSハンサム!プラズマ団の陰謀!!)
February 7, 2013
772“The Light of Floccesy Ranch!” (The Fog of Sangi Ranch! Denryu’s Light!!)
Transcription: “Kiri no Sangi Bokujō! Denryū no Akari!!” (Japanese: 霧のサンギ牧場!デンリュウのあかり!!)
February 14, 2013
773“Saving Braviary” (N Returns! Warrgle Rescue Mission!!)
Transcription: “Enu Futatabi! Wōguru Kyūshutsu Sakusen!!” (Japanese: N再び!ウォーグル救出作戦!!)
February 21, 2013
774“The Pokémon Harbor Patrol!” (Hurry Up! The Pokémon Coastal Rescue Team!!)
Transcription: “Isoge! Pokemon Wangan Kyūjotai!!” (Japanese: 急げ!ポケモン湾岸救助隊!!)
February 28, 2013
775“The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!” (Burn, Lizardon! Vs. Kairyu!)
Transcription: “Moe yo Rizādon! Bui Esu Kairyū!” (Japanese: 燃えよリザードン!VSカイリュー!)
March 7, 2013
776“Team Plasma’s Pokémon Manipulation!” (Team Plasma’s Ambitions! Manipulated Pokémon!!)
Transcription: “Purazuma-dan no Yabō! Ayatsurareta Pokemon-tachi!!” (Japanese: プラズマ団の野望!操られたポケモンたち!!)
March 14, 2013
777“Secrets From Out of the Fog!” (N’s Secret… Beyond the Fog!)
Transcription: “Enu no Himitsu… Kiri no Kanata ni!” (Japanese: Nの秘密…霧の彼方に!)
March 21, 2013
778“Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!” (Team Rocket vs. Team Plasma! Nyarth and Achroma!!)
Transcription: “Roketto-dan tai Purazuma-dan! Nyāsu to Akuroma!!” (Japanese: ロケット団VSプラズマ団!ニャースとアクロマ!!)
March 28, 2013
779“Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!” (The White Ruins! Satoshi Against N!!)
Transcription: “Shiro no Iseki! Satoshi tai Enu!!” (Japanese: 白の遺跡!サトシ対N!!)
April 4, 2013
780“Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!” (Team Plasma Attacks! The Resurrection Ceremony!!)
Transcription: “Purazuma-dan Shūgeki! Fukkatsu no Gishiki!!” (Japanese: プラズマ団襲撃!復活の儀式!!)
April 11, 2013
781“What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!” (Reshiram Against N! Beyond Ideals and Truth!!)
Transcription: “Reshiramu tai Enu! Risō to Shinjitsu no Kanata e!!” (Japanese: レシラム対N!理想と真実の彼方へ!!)
April 18, 2013

Black & White: Adventures in Unova and Beyond (II)

#Episode TitleAir Date
782“Farewell, Unova! Setting Sail for New Adventures!” (Farewell Isshu! A New Journey Sets Sail!!)
Transcription: “Saraba Isshu! Aratanaru Funade!!” (Japanese: さらばイッシュ!新たなる船出!!)
April 25, 2013
783“Danger, Sweet as Honey!” (Sweet Honey Is Full of Danger!)
Transcription: “Amai Hanīmitsu ni wa Kiken ga Ippai!” (Japanese: 甘いハニーミツには危険がいっぱい!)
May 2, 2013
784“Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness!” (Sommelier Detective Dent! The Secret Room on the Open Seas!!)
Transcription: “Somurie Tantei Dento! Daikaigen no Misshitsu!!” (Japanese: ソムリエ探偵デント!大海原の密室!!)
May 9, 2013
785“Crowning the Scalchop King!” (Farewell Mijumaru!? The Path to Be Hotachi King!)
Transcription: “Saraba Mijumaru!? Hotachi Kingu e no Michi!” (Japanese: さらばミジュマル!?ホタチキングへの道!)
May 16, 2013
786“The Island of Illusions!” (Illusion Island! The Zoroark in the Fog!!)
Transcription: “Gen’ei no Shima! Kiri no Naka no Zoroāku!!” (Japanese: 幻影の島!霧の中のゾロアーク!!)
May 23, 2013
787“To Catch a Rotom!” (Rotom vs. Professor Ōkido!)
Transcription: “Rotomu Bui Esu Ōkido-hakase!” (Japanese: ロトムVSオーキド博士!)
May 30, 2013
788“The Pirates of Decolore!” (Pirate King of the Dekorora Islands!)
Transcription: “Dekorora Shotō no Kaizoku Ō!” (Japanese: デコロラ諸島の海賊王!)
June 6, 2013
789“Butterfree and Me!” (Satoshi and Butterfree! Until We Meet Again!!)
Transcription: “Satoshi to Batafurī! Mata Au Hi made!!” (Japanese: サトシとバタフリー!また会う日まで!!)
June 13, 2013
790“The Path That Leads to Goodbye!” (Satoshi and Iris No Longer Friends!? The Single Path of Separation!!)
Transcription: “Satoshi to Airisu ga Zekkō!? Wakare no Ippon-michi!!” (Japanese: サトシとアイリスが絶交!?別れの1本道!!)
June 20, 2013
791“Searching for a Wish!” (Make a Wish on Jirachi! The Seven-Day Miracle!!)
Transcription: “Jirāchi ni Negai o! Nanokakan no Kiseki!!” (Japanese: ジラーチに願いを!七日間の奇跡!!)
June 27, 2013
792“Capacia Island UFO!” (The Shining Flying Saucer! The Town of Ohbem!!)
Transcription: “Hikaru Enban! Ōbemu-tachi no Machi!!” (Japanese: 光る円盤!オーベムたちの街!!)
July 4, 2013
N/A“Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening” (Myūtsū: The Prologue to its Awakening)
Transcription: “Myūtsū ~Kakusei e no Purorōgu~” (Japanese: ミュウツー ~覚醒への序章(プロローグ)~)
July 11, 2013
793“The Journalist from Another Region!” (Pansy Appears! Erikiteru and Gogoat!!)
Transcription: “Panjī Tōjō! Erikiteru to Gōgōto!!” (Japanese: パンジー登場!エリキテルとゴーゴート!!)
July 18, 2013
794“Mystery on a Deserted Island!” (The Mystery of the Treasure! Desert Island Adventure!!)
Transcription: “Otakara no Nazo! Mujintō Adobenchā!!” (Japanese: お宝の謎!無人島アドベンチャー!!)
July 25, 2013
795“A Pokémon of a Different Color!” (Ibuki and Iris! The Different Colored Crimgan!!)
Transcription: “Ibuki to Airisu! Irochigai Kurimugan!!” (Japanese: イブキとアイリス!色ちがいクリムガン!!)
August 1, 2013
796“Celebrating the Hero’s Comet!” (Onvern Appears! The Legend of the Comet and the Hero!!)
Transcription: “Onbān Tōjō! Suisei to Yūsha no Densetsu!!” (Japanese: オンバーン登場!彗星と勇者の伝説!!)
August 15, 2013
797“Go, Go Gogoat!” (Go Go Gogoat!)
Transcription: “Gō Gō Gōgōto!” (Japanese: ゴーゴーゴーゴート!)
August 22, 2013
798“Team Rocket’s Shocking Recruit!” (Emonga Joins Team Rocket)
Transcription: “Emonga, Rokketo-dan ni Hairu!” (Japanese: エモンガ、ロケット団に入る!)
September 5, 2013
799“Survival of the Striaton Gym!” (Dent vs. the Icy Challenger! The San’yō Gym in Danger!!)
Transcription: “Dento Bui Esu Kōri no Chōsensha! San’yō Jimu no Kiki!!” (Japanese: デントVS氷の挑戦者!サンヨウジムの危機!!)
September 12, 2013
800“Best Wishes! Until We Meet Again!” (Best Wishes! Until the Day We Meet Again!!)
Transcription: “Besuto Uisshu! Mata Au Hi made!!” (Japanese: ベストウイッシュ!また会う日まで!!)
September 19, 2013
801“The Dream Continues!” (My Dream, Pokémon Master!!)
Transcription: “Ore no Yume, Pokemon Masutā!!” (Japanese: オレの夢、ポケモンマスター!!)
September 26, 2013
N/A“Cilan and Brock! Gyarados’s Outrage!!”
Transcription: “Dento to Takeshi! Gyaradosu no Gekirin!!” (Japanese: デントとタケシ!ギャラドスのげきりん!!)
October 3, 2013
N/A“Iris vs. Ibuki! The Path to Becoming a Dragon Master!!”
Transcription: “Airisu Bui Esu Ibuki! Doragon Masutā e no Michi!!” (Japanese: アイリスVSイブキ!ドラゴンマスターへの道!!)
March 27, 2014

Arc 6: Kalos

After completing his journey in Unova, Ash and Pikachu set way for the Kalos region, where they, once more, meet new friends who accompany them no their journeys; they are siblings Clermont and Bonnie, as well as Ash’s childhood friend, Serena. This arc introduced Mega Evolutions to the anime series. The Kalos arc consists of three seasons: XY, which aired from October 17, 2013 to October 30, 2014 with a total of 48 episodes; XY: Kalos Quest, which aired from November 13, 2014 to October 22, 2015 with a total of 45 episodes; and XYZ, which aired from October 29, 2015 to October 27, 2016 with a total of 47 episodes. This arc has a total of 140 episodes.

All of the episodes from this arc have been aired globally, but the arc contains a total of seven special episodes (linked in blue), only one of which was not broadcast outside of Japan. Here is the list:


#Episode TitleAir Date
802“Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!” (Let’s Go to the Kalos Region! The Beginning of Dreams and Adventures!!)
Transcription: “Karosu-chihō ni Yattekita! Yume to Bōken no Hajimari!!” (Japanese: カロス地方にやってきた!夢と冒険のはじまり!!)
October 17, 2013
803“Lumiose City Pursuit!” (Mega Evolution and the Prism Tower!)
Transcription: “Mega Shinka to Purizumu Tawā!” (Japanese: メガシンカとプリズムタワー!)
October 17, 2013
804“A Battle of Aerial Mobility!” (Keromatsu vs. Yayakoma! The Aerial Battle!!)
Transcription: “Keromatsu Bui Esu Yayakoma! Kūchūkidō Batoru!!” (Japanese: ケロマツVSヤヤコマ!空中機動バトル!!)
October 24, 2013
805“A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship!” (Pikachu and Dedenne! Nuzzle!!)
Transcription: “Pikachū to Dedenne! Hoppesurisuri!!” (Japanese: ピカチュウとデデンネ!ほっぺすりすり!!)
October 31, 2013
806“A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!” (The Hakudan Gym Battle! The Magnificent Viviyon’s Dance Battle!!)
Transcription: “Hakudan Jimu Sen! Kareinaru Bibiyon no Mai Batoru!!” (Japanese: ハクダンジム戦!華麗なるビビヨンの舞バトル!!)
November 7, 2013
807“Battling on Thin Ice!” (The Icy Rematch! Pikachu vs. Viviyon!!)
Transcription: “Hyōjō Kessen! Pikachū Tai Bibiyon!!” (Japanese: 氷上決戦!ピカチュウVSビビヨン!!)
November 14, 2013
808“Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race!” (Leave it to Serena!? The Wild Sihorn Race!)
Transcription: “Serena ni Omakase!? Gekisō Saihōn Rēsu!” (Japanese: セレナにおまかせ!?激走サイホーンレース!)
November 21, 2013
809“Grooming Furfrou!” (The Pokémon Trimmer and Trimmian!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Torimā to Torimian!” (Japanese: ポケモントリマーとトリミアン!)
November 28, 2013
810“Clemont’s Got a Secret!” (Capture Miare Gym! Citron’s Secret!!)
Transcription: “Miare Jimu Kōryaku! Shitoron no Himitsu!!” (Japanese: ミアレジム攻略!シトロンの秘密!!)
December 5, 2013
811“Mega-Mega Meowth Madness!” (Harimaron vs. Mega Mega Nyarth!!)
Transcription: “Harimaron Tai Mega Mega Nyāsu!!” (Japanese: ハリマロンVSメガメガニャース!!)
December 12, 2013
812“The Bamboozling Forest!” (The Bamboo Forest Chase! Yancham and Goronda!!)
Transcription: “Chikurin no Tsuiseki! Yanchamu to Goronda!!” (Japanese: 竹林の追跡!ヤンチャムとゴロンダ!!)
December 19, 2013
813“To Catch a Pokémon Smuggler!” (Capture the Pokémon Buyer! The Kofuurai Impersonation Plan!!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Baiyā wo Tsukamero! Kofūrai Gisō Sakusen!!” (Japanese: ポケモンバイヤーを捕まえろ!コフーライ偽装作戦!!)
January 9, 2014
814“Kindergarten Chaos!” (Nymphia vs. Keromatsu! Kindergarten Chaos!!)
Transcription: “Ninfia Tai Keromatsu! Yōchien wa Ōsawagi!!” (Japanese: ニンフィアVSケロマツ!幼稚園は大さわぎ!!)
January 16, 2014
815“Seeking Shelter From the Storm!” (The Spooky Shelter! Nyasper Is Watching!!)
Transcription: “Bukimi na Amayadori! Nyasupā wa Miteita!!” (Japanese: ぶきみな雨宿り!ニャスパーは見ていた!!)
January 30, 2014
816“An Appetite for Battle!” (Harimaron vs. Mafoxy! A Diet Battle!?)
Transcription: “Harimaron Bui Esu Mafokushī! Daietto Batoru!?” (Japanese: ハリマロンVSマフォクシー!ダイエットバトル!?)
February 6, 2014
817“A Jolting Switcheroo!” (Dedenne Is Pichu and Pichu Is Dedenne…!?)
Transcription: “Dedenne ga Pichū de Pichū ga Dedenne de…!?” (Japanese: デデンネがピチューでピチューがデデンネで…!?)
February 13, 2014
818“A Rush of Ninja Wisdom!” (Keromatsu Against Gekogahshier! Ninja Battle!!)
Transcription: “Keromatsu Tai Gekogashira! Ninja Batoru!!” (Japanese: ケロマツ対ゲコガシラ!忍者バトル!!)
February 20, 2014
819“Awakening the Sleeping Giant!” (Wake Up Kabigon! It’s a Battle in the Parfum Palace!!)
Transcription: “Kabigon o Okose! Parufamu Kyūden de Batoru Desu!!” (Japanese: カビゴンを起こせ!パルファム宮殿でバトルです!!)
February 27, 2014
820“A Conspiracy to Conquer!” (The Conspiracy of Madame X! The Calamanero of Fear!!)
Transcription: “Madamu Ekkusu no Inbō! Kyōfu no Karamanero!!” (Japanese: マダムXの陰謀!恐怖のカラマネロ!!)
March 13, 2014
821“Breaking Titles at the Chateau!” (Challenge the Battle Chateau! Viola vs. Zakuro!!)
Transcription: “Chōsen Batoru Shatō! Biora Bui Esu Zakuro!!” (Japanese: 挑戦バトルシャトー!ビオラVSザクロ!!)
March 20, 2014
822“A PokéVision of Things to Come!” (It’s a Debut! Serena and Fokko’s PokéVision!!)
Transcription: “Debyū desu! Serena to Fokko de Pokebijon!!” (Japanese: デビューです!セレナとフォッコでポケビジョン!!)
March 27, 2014
N/A“Pokemon: Mega Evolution Special I” (The Strongest Mega Evolution: Act I)
Transcription: “Saikyō Mega Shinka ~Act I~” (Japanese: 最強メガシンカ~ActⅠ~)
April 3, 2014
823“Going for the Gold!” (Catch the Golden Koiking!)
Transcription: “Ōgon no Koikingu o Tsuriagero!!” (Japanese: 黄金のコイキングを釣り上げろ!!)
April 10, 2014
824“Coming Back into the Cold!” (The Aurora Bonds! Amarus and Amaruruga!)
Transcription: “Ōrora no Kizuna! Amarurusu to Amaruruga!!” (Japanese: オーロラの絆!アマルスとアマルルガ!!)
April 17, 2014
825“Climbing the Walls!” (Shōyō Gym Battle! Pikachu Against Chigoras!!)
Transcription: “Shōyō Jimu-sen! Pikachū Tai Chigorasu!!” (Japanese: ショウヨウジム戦!ピカチュウ対チゴラス!!)
April 24, 2014
826“A Battle by Any Other Name!” (Peroppafu and Peroream!! The Sweet Battle Isn’t Sweet!?)
Transcription: “Peroppafu to Perorīmu!! Amai Tatakai wa Amakunai!?” (Japanese: ペロッパフとペロリーム!!甘い戦いはあまくない!?)
May 8, 2014
827“To Find a Fairy Flower!” (Flabébé and the Fairy Flower!)
Transcription: “Furabebe to Yōsei no Hana” (Japanese: フラベベと妖精の花!)
May 15, 2014
828“The Bonds of Evolution!” (Champion Carnet Appears! The Mega Sirknight in the Fog!!)
Transcription: “Chanpion Karune Tōjō! Kiri no Naka no Mega Sānaito!!” (Japanese: チャンピオン・カルネ登場!霧の中のメガサーナイト!!)
May 22, 2014
829“Heroes – Friends and Faux Alike!” (Ta-Da! The Fake Satoshi Appears!!)
Transcription: “Jajān! Nise Satoshi Arawareru!!” (Japanese: ジャジャーン!ニセ サトシ現る!!)
May 29, 2014
830“Mega Revelations!” (Corni and Lucario! The Secrets of Mega Evolution!!)
Transcription: “Koruni to Rukario! Megashinka no Himitsu!!” (Japanese: コルニとルカリオ!メガシンカの秘密!!)
May 29, 2014
831“The Cave of Trials!” (Lucario vs. Bursyamo! The Cave of Trials!!)
Transcription: “Rukario Tai Bashāmo! Shiren no Dōkutsu!!” (Japanese: ルカリオVSバシャーモ!試練の洞窟!!)
June 5, 2014
832“The Aura Storm!” (Mega Lucario Against Mega Lucario! A Storm of Auras!!)
Transcription: “Mega Rukario Tai Mega Rukario! Hadō no Arashi!!” (Japanese: メガルカリオ対メガルカリオ!波導の嵐!!)
June 12, 2014
833“Calling from Beyond the Aura!” (Call Out With Your Heart! Beyond the Aura!!)
Transcription: “Yobiau Kokoro! Hadō no Mukō e!!” (Japanese: 呼び合う心!波導のむこうへ!!)
June 19, 2014
834“The Bonds of Mega Evolution!” (Mega Lucario Against Mega Kucheat! The Bonds of Mega Evolution!!)
Transcription: “Mega Rukario Tai Mega Kuchīto! Megashinka no Kizuna!!” (Japanese: メガルカリオ対メガクチート!メガシンカの絆!!)
July 3, 2014
835“The Forest Champion!” (Champion of the Forest! Luchabull Appears!!)
Transcription: “Mori no Chanpion! Ruchaburu Tōjō!” (Japanese: 森のチャンピオン!ルチャブル登場!!)
July 10, 2014
836“Battles in the Sky!” (Sky Battle!? Luchabull Against Fiarrow!!)
Transcription: “Sukai Batoru!? Ruchaburu Tai Faiarō!!” (Japanese: スカイバトル!?ルチャブル対ファイアロー!!)
July 24, 2014
837“The Cave of Mirrors!” (Reflection Cave! Satoshi and the Satoshi of the Mirror Land!?)
Transcription: “Utsushimi no Dōkutsu! Kagami no Kuni no Satoshi to Satoshi!?” (Japanese: うつしみの洞窟!鏡の国のサトシとサトシ!?)
July 31, 2014
838“Forging Forest Friendships!” (The Wriggling Forest of Ohrot!)
Transcription: “Ugomeku Mori no Ōrotto!” (Japanese: 蠢く森のオーロット!)
August 7, 2014
839“Summer of Discovery!” (Pokémon Summer Camp! The Rival Trio Appears!!)
Transcription: “Pokemon Samā Kyanpu! Raibaru Sanningumi Tōjō!!” (Japanese: ポケモン・サマーキャンプ!ライバル三人組登場!!)
August 14, 2014
840“Day Three Blockbusters!” (Serena vs. Sana! PokéVision Showdown!!)
Transcription: “Serena Bui Esu Sana! Pokebijon Taiketsu!!” (Japanese: セレナVSサナ!ポケビジョン対決!!)
August 21, 2014
841“Foggy Pokémon Orienteering!” (PokéEnteering! The X in the Fog!!)
Transcription: “Pokeentēringu! Kiri no Naka no Ekkusu!!” (Japanese: ポケエンテーリング!霧の中のX!!)
August 28, 2014
842“Battling Into the Hall of Fame!” (Team Battle! The Hall of Fame Match!!)
Transcription: “Chīmu Batoru! Dentōiri Kessen!!” (Japanese: チームバトル!殿堂入り決戦!!)
September 4, 2014
843“Origins of Mega Evolution!” (The Master Tower! The History of Mega Evolution!!)
Transcription: “Masutā Tawā! Megashinka no Rekishi!!” (Japanese: マスタータワー!メガシンカの歴史!!)
September 18, 2014
844“Showdown at the Shalour Gym!” (Shara Gym Battle! Pikachu vs. Mega Lucario!!)
Transcription: “Shara Jimu Sen! Pikachū Bui Esu Mega Rukario!!” (Japanese: シャラジム戦!ピカチュウVSメガルカリオ!!)
September 25, 2014
845“Splitting Heirs!” (Citron Against Eureka!? The Nyaonix Sibling Battle!!)
Transcription: “Shitoron Tai Yurīka!? Nyaonikusu de Kyōdai Batoru!!” (Japanese: シトロン対ユリーカ!?ニャオニクスできょうだいバトル!!)
October 2, 2014
846“The Clumsy Crier Quiets the Chaos!” (The Clutzy Pukurin vs. the Berserk Bohmander!!)
Transcription: “Dojikko Pukurin Bui Esu Bōsō Bōmanda!!” (Japanese: どじっこプクリンVS暴走ボーマンダ!!)
October 9, 2014
847“Dreaming a Performer’s Dream!” (Serena’s First Capture!? Yancham vs. Fokko!!)
Transcription: “Serena, Hatsu Getto!? Yanchamu Bui Esu Fokko!!” (Japanese: セレナ、初ゲット!?ヤンチャムVSフォッコ!!)
October 16, 2014
848“A Campus Reunion!” (Citron’s Campus Memories! The Shocking Reunion!!)
Transcription: “Shitoron, Omoide no Kyanpasu! Dengeki no Saikai!!” (Japanese: シトロン、想い出のキャンパス!電撃の再会!!)
October 23, 2014
849“Bonnie for the Defense!” (Send Out the Laplace Guard! Go For It Eureka!!)
Transcription: “Shutsudō Rapurasu Bōeitai! Yurīka Ganbaru!!” (Japanese: 出動ラプラス防衛隊!ユリーカがんばる!!)
October 30, 2014

XY: Kalos Quest

#Episode TitleAir Date
N/A“Pokémon: Mega Evolution Special II” (The Strongest Mega Evolution: Act II)
Transcription: “Saikyō Mega Shinka ~Act II~” (Japanese: 最強メガシンカ~Act Ⅱ~)
November 6, 2014
850“Pathways to Performance Partnering!” (Dance, Yancham — Captivate, Fokko! The Dance for Tomorrow!!)
Transcription: “Odore Yanchamu, Misero Fokko! Ashita e no Suteppu!!” (Japanese: 踊れヤンチャム、魅せろフォッコ!明日へのステップ!!)
November 13, 2014
851“An Undersea Place to Call Home!” (The Undersea Castle! Kuzumo and Dramidoro!!)
Transcription: “Kaitei no Shiro! Kuzumō to Doramidoro!!” (Japanese: 海底の城!クズモーとドラミドロ!!)
November 20, 2014
852“When Light and Dark Collide!” (Luchabull and Dark Luchabull!)
Transcription: “Ruchaburu to Dāku Ruchaburu!” (Japanese: ルチャブルとダークルチャブル!)
November 27, 2014
853“A Stealthy Challenge!” (Ninja Arts Showdown! Gekogashira VS Gamenodes!)
Transcription: “Ninpō Taiketsu! Gekogashira Tai Gamenodesu!!” (Japanese: 忍法対決!ゲコガシラ対ガメノデス!!)
December 11, 2014
854“A Race for Home!” (Serena’s Earnest! The Wild Meecle Race!!)
Transcription: “Serena no Honki! Gekisō Mēkuru Rēsu!” (Japanese: セレナの本気!激走メェークルレース!)
December 18, 2014
855“Facing the Grand Design!” (Calamanero VS Maaiika! The Bonds that Would Save the World!!)
Transcription: “Karamanero Tai Māīka! Kizuna wa Sekai o Sukuu!!” (Japanese: カラマネロ対マーイーカ!絆は世界を救う!!)
December 25, 2014
856“A Slippery Encounter!” (The Weakest Dragon!? Numera Appears!!)
Transcription: “Saijaku no Doragon!? Numera Tōjō!!” (Japanese: 最弱のドラゴン!?ヌメラ登場!!)
January 8, 2015
857“One for the Goomy!” (Do Your Best, Dedenne! Do it for Numera!!)
Transcription: “Dedenne Ganbaru! Numera no Tame ni!!” (Japanese: デデンネがんばる!ヌメラのために!!)
January 15, 2015
858“Thawing an Icy Panic!” (Vanipeti Panic! An Ice-Covered Whiteout!!)
Transcription: “Baniputchi Panikku! Howaitoauto wa Kōrigōri!!” (Japanese: バニプッチ・パニック!ホワイトアウトはこおりごおり!!)
January 22, 2015
859“The Green, Green Grass Types of Home!” (Hiyoku Gym Battle! Gekogashira VS Gogoat!!)
Transcription: “Hiyoku Jimu Sen! Gekogashira Bui Esu Gōgōto!” (Japanese: ヒヨクジム戦!ゲコガシラVSゴーゴート!!)
January 29, 2015
860“Under the Pledging Tree!” (Satoshi and Serena’s First Date!? The Tree of Promises and the Presents!!)
Transcription: “Satoshi to Serena Hatsu Dēto!? Chikai no Ki to Purezento!!” (Japanese: サトシとセレナ初デート!?誓いの樹とプレゼント!!)
February 5, 2015
861“A Showcase Debut!” (Aim to be the Kalos Queen! Serena Makes her Debut!!)
Transcription: “Mezase Karos Kwīn! Serena, Debyū Desu!!” (Japanese: 目指せカロスクィーン!セレナ、デビューです!!)
February 12, 2015
862“An Oasis of Hope!” (Decisive Battle in the Wilderness! Fight, Numera!!)
Transcription: “Kōya no Kettō! Tatakae Numera!!” (Japanese: 荒野の決闘!戦えヌメラ!!)
February 19, 2015
863“The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination!” (Protect the Future of Science! The Electric Labyrinth!!)
Transcription: “Saiensu no Mirai o Mamore! Denki no Meikyū!!” (Japanese: サイエンスの未来を守れ!電気の迷宮!!)
February 26, 2015
864“A Fork in the Road! A Parting of the Ways!” (A Fork in the Path of Indecision!? Musashi and Sonans!!)
Transcription: “Mayoimichi Wakaremichi!? Musashi to Sōnansu!!” (Japanese: 迷い道は分かれ道!?ムサシとソーナンス!!)
March 5, 2015
865“Battling with Elegance And a Big Smile!” (Fokko VS Mahoxy! A Splendid Performance Battle!!)
Transcription: “Fokko VS Mafokushī! Karei Naru Pafōmansu Batoru!!” (Japanese: はフォッコVSマフォクシー!華麗なるパフォーマンスバトル!!)
March 12, 2015
N/A“Pokémon: Mega Evolution Special III” (The Strongest Mega Evolution: Act III)
Transcription: “Saikyō Mega Shinka ~Act III~” (Japanese: 最強メガシンカ~Act Ⅲ~)
March 19, 2015
866“Good Friends, Great Training!” (Kameil and Raichu Appear! Good Luck Numeil!!)
Transcription: “Kamēru, Raichuu Tōjō! Numeiru Ganbaru!!” (Japanese: カメール、ライチュウ登場!ヌメイルがんばる!!)
March 26, 2015
867“Confronting the Darkness!” (The Miare City Investigation! Citroid VS Black Citroid!!)
Transcription: “Miare Shiti Sōsasen! Shitoroido tai Burakku Shitoroido!!” (Japanese: ミアレシティ走査線!シトロイド対ブラック・シトロイド!!)
April 2, 2015
868“The Moment of Lumiose Truth!” (Miare Gym Battle! Satoshi VS Citron!!)
Transcription: “Miare Jimu Sen! Satoshi VS Shitoron!!” (Japanese: ミアレジム戦!サトシVSシトロン!!)
April 9, 2015
869“Garchomp’s Mega Bond!” (The Coveted Mega Evolution! Gaburias’s Bonds!!)
Transcription: “Neraware ta Megashinka! Gaburiasu no Kizuna!!” (Japanese: 狙われたメガシンカ!ガブリアスの絆!!)
April 16, 2015
870“Defending the Homeland!” (Battle in the Wetlands! Numelgon VS Florges!!)
Transcription: “Shicchi tai no Tatakai! Numerugon tai Furājesu!!” (Japanese: 湿地帯の戦い!ヌメルゴン対フラージェス!!)
April 23, 2015
871“Beyond the Rainbow!” (Conclusion! Numelgon, Go Over the Rainbow!!)
Transcription: “Kecchaku! Numerugon Niji no Kanata ni!!” (Japanese: 決着!ヌメルゴン虹の彼方に!!)
April 30, 2015
872“So You’re Having a Bad Day!” (The Worst Luck? Eureka VS Nyarth!!)
Transcription: “Unsei Saiaku? Yurīka tai Nyāsu!!” (Japanese: 運勢最悪? ユリーカ対ニャース!!)
May 7, 2015
873“Scary Hospitality!” (The Scary House’s Welcoming Services!)
Transcription: “Kowaiie no Omotenashi!” (Japanese: こわいイエのおもてなし!)
May 14, 2015
874“A Fashionable Battle!” (Battle at the Fashion Show! Tatsubay VS Shushupu!!)
Transcription: “Fasshonshō de Batoru desu! Tatsubei VS Shushupu!!” (Japanese: ファッションショーでバトルです!タツベイVSシュシュプ!!)
May 21, 2015
875“Fairy-Type Trickery!” (Kunoe Gym Battle! The Beautiful Fairy Trap!!)
Transcription: “Kunoe Jimu Sen! Utsukushiki Fearī no Wana! !” (Japanese: クノエジム戦!美しきフェアリーの罠!!)
May 28, 2015
876“Rivals: Today and Tomorrow!” (Three-Match Rival Battle! Towards the Future!!)
Transcription: “Raibaru Batoru San hon Shōbu! Ashita ni Mukatte!!” (Japanese: ライバルバトル3本勝負! 明日に向かって!!)
June 4, 2015
877“A Not-So-Flying Start!” (The Wind, the Egg and Onbat!)
Transcription: “Kaze to Tamago to Onbatto!” (Japanese: 風とタマゴとオンバット!)
June 11, 2015
878“A Relay in the Sky!” (The Pokémon Sky Relay Challenge! Fly, Onbat!!)
Transcription: “Chōsen Pokemon Sukai Rirē! Tobe, Onbatto!!” (Japanese: 挑戦ポケモンスカイリレー!飛べ、オンバット!!)
June 18, 2015
879“Lights! Camera! Pika!” (Pikachu Becomes a Star!? Its Movie Debut!!)
(How to Pikachu The Movie! OK! Action!!) The Lightning-fast Hero! Super Pikachu!!
Transcription: “Pikachu no dokidoki NG taishō” (Japanese: ピカチュウはスター!?映画デビュー!!
How to ピカチュウ・ザ・ムービー!よーい!アクション!!
June 18, 2015
N/A“Hoopa, The Mischief Pokémon” (The Minidjinni of the Word “Appear!”: Hoopa)
Transcription: “O Demashi ko Majin Fūpa” (Japanese: おでまし小魔神フーパ)
June 19, 2015
880“A Frenzied Factory Fiasco!” (Fierce Battle in the Monster Ball Factory! Pikachu VS Nyarth!!)
Transcription: “Gekitō Monsutā Bōru Kōjō! Pikachuu VS Nyāsu!!” (Japanese: 激闘モンスターボール工場!ピカチュウVSニャース!!)
June 25, 2015
881“Performing with Fiery Charm!” (Tairenar and Yancham!! A Captivating Fiery Performance!!)
Transcription: “Tērunā to Yanchamu!! Misero Honoo no Pafōmansu!!” (Japanese: テールナーとヤンチャム!!魅せろ炎のパフォーマンス!!)
July 2, 2015
882“Rotom’s Wish!” (Satoshi Leaps Through Time! Rotom’s Wish!!)
Transcription: “Toki o Kakeru Satoshi! Rotomu no Negai!!” (Japanese: 時をかけるサトシ!ロトムの願い!!)
July 9, 2015
883“A Festival Trade! A Festival Farewell?” (The Pumpjin Festival! Farewell, Bakeccha!?)
Transcription: “Panpujin Fesutibaru! Sayonara Bakeccha!?” (Japanese: パンプジンフェスティバル!さよならバケッチャ!?)
July 23, 2015
884“Over the Mountain of Snow!” (Crossing the Snow Mountains! Mammoo and Yukinooh!!)
Transcription: “Yukiyama o Koete! Manmū to Yukino ō!!” (Japanese: 雪山をこえて!マンムーとユキノオー!!)
July 30, 2015
885“Adventures in Running Errands!” (Harimaron! Its First Errand!!)
Transcription: “Harimaron! Hajimete no o Tsukai!!” (Japanese: ハリマロン !はじめてのつかい!!)
August 13, 2015
886“Mending a Broken Spirit!” (A Broken Twig and a Broken Heart! Tairenar’s Strong Feelings!!)
Transcription: “Ore ta sae Ore ta Kokoro! Tērunā no Tsuyoki Omoi!!” (Japanese: 折れた小枝、折れた心!テールナーの強い思い!!)
August 20, 2015
887“A Legendary Photo Op!” (Photo Op on Fire! Snap the Legend!!)
Transcription: “Shattā Chansu wa Faiyā! Densetsu o Tore!!” (Japanese: シャッターチャンスはファイヤー !伝説を撮れ!!)
August 27, 2015
888“The Tiny Caretaker!” (Eureka the Caretaker! The Spoiled Chigoras!!)
Transcription: “Yurīka Osewa desu! Amaenbō no Chigorasu!!” (Japanese: ユリーカお世話です!甘えん坊のチゴラス!!)
September 10, 2015
889“A Trip Down Memory Train!” (Memories of the Train! Citron and Horubee!!)
Transcription: “Tsuioku no Torein! Shitoron to Horubī!!” (Japanese: 追憶のトレイン!シトロンとホルビー!!)
September 17, 2015
890“A Frolicking Find in the Flowers!” (The Eievui Who is Shy of Strangers!? Capture at the Flower Garden!!)
Transcription: “ībui wa Hito Mishiri!? Ohanabatake de Tsukamae te!!” (Japanese: イーブイはひとみしり!?お花畑でつかまえて!!)
September 24, 2015
891“Tag Team Battle Inspiration!” (A Tag Battle is a Friendship Battle! Eievui’s First Time in a Fight!!)
Transcription: “Taggu batoru wa Yūjō Batoru! ībui Hatsu Sansen!!” (Japanese: タッグバトルは友情バトル!イーブイ初参戦!!)
October 1, 2015
892“A Performance Pop Quiz!” (The Happy Dance Comes After the Quiz!? The Hyakkoku TriPokalon Tournament!!)
Transcription: “Happī Dansu wa Kuizu no Ato de!? Toraipokaron Hyakkoku Taikai!!” (Japanese: ハッピーダンスはクイズのあとで!?トライポカロン・ヒャッコク大会!!)
October 8, 2015
893“Cloudy Fate, Bright Future!” (The Crisis in Kalos! The Battle of the Giant Sundial!!)
Transcription: “Karosu no Kiki! Kyodai Hidokei no Tatakai!!” (Japanese: カロスの危機!巨大日時計の戦い!!)
October 15, 2015
894“All Eyes on the Future!” (The Double Battle in the Hyakkoku Gym! Gojika’s Future Sight!!)
Transcription: “Hyakkokujimu no Daburu Batoru! Gojika no Mirai Yochi!!” (Japanese: ヒャッコクジムのダブルバトル!ゴジカの未来予知!!)
October 22, 2015
N/A“Pokémon: Mega Evolution Special IV” (The Strongest Mega Evolution: Act IV)
Transcription: “Saikyō Mega Shinka ~Act IV~” (Japanese: 最強メガシンカ~Act IV~)
October 29, 2015


#Episode TitleAir Date
895“From A to Z!” (Z’s Explosive Birth! What Lurks in Kalos!!)
Transcription: “Z Bakutan! Karosu ni Hisomu Mono!!” (Japanese: Z爆誕!カロスに潜む者!!)
October 29, 2015
896“Love Strikes! Eevee, Yikes!” (The Hot-blooded Hariborg! Puni-chan is Being Targeted!!)
Transcription: “Nekketsu Haribōgu! Nerawareta Puni-chan!!” (Japanese: 熱血ハリボーグ!狙われたプニちゃん!!)
November 5, 2015
897“A Giga Battle With Mega Results!” (Mega Tabunne VS Giga Giga Nyarth!!)
Transcription: “Mega Tabunne VS Giga Giga Nyāsu!!” (Japanese: メガタブンネVSギガギガニャース!!)
November 12, 2015
898“A Fiery Rite of Passage!” (Shishiko and Kaenjishi! A Fiery Departure)
Transcription: “Shishiko to Kaenjishi! Honō no tabidachi!!” (Japanese: シシコとカエンジシ!炎の旅立ち!!)
November 19, 2015
899“Dream a Little Dream from Me!” (Pikachu, the Dreams Seen of Puni-chan!)
Transcription: “Pikachu, Puni-chan no yume o miru!” (Japanese: ピカチュウ、プニちゃんの夢を見る!)
November 26, 2015
900“The Legend of the Ninja Hero!” (Welcome to the Ninja Village! The Legend of the Heroic Gekkouga!!)
Transcription: “Yōkoso ninja-mura e! Eiyū Gekkouga no densetsu!!” (Japanese: ようこそ忍者村へ!英雄ゲッコウガの伝説!!)
December 3, 2015
901“A Festival of Decisions!” (Decisive Battle in the Ninja Village! Gekogashira VS Kirikizan!!)
Transcription: “Ninja-mura kessen! Gekogashira tai Kirikizan!!” (Japanese: 忍者村決戦!ゲコガシラ対キリキザン!!)
December 10, 2015
902“A Dancing Debut!” (Dance, Eievui! Its TryPokaron Debut!!)
Transcription: “Odore Ībui! ToraiPokaron Debyū!!” (Japanese: 踊れイーブイ!トライポカロン・デビュー!!)
December 17, 2015
903“Meeting at Terminus Cave!” (Terminus Cave! The Mystery of Z is Set in Motion!!)
Transcription: “Tsui no Dōkutsu! Ugokidashita Z no Nazo!!” (Japanese: ついの洞窟!動き出したZの謎!!)
December 24, 2015
904“A Cellular Connection!” (Eureka and Puni-chan!)
Transcription: “Yurīka to Puni-chan!” (Japanese: ユリーカとプニちゃん!)
January 14, 2016
905“A Windswept Encounter!” (Onbat and Flaette! An Encounter in the Wind!!)
Transcription: “Onbatto to Furaette! Kaze no naka no meguriai!!” (Japanese: オンバットとフラエッテ!風の中のめぐりあい!!)
January 21, 2016
906“Party Dancecapades!” (Satoshi and Serena! Get One at the Dance Party!!)
Transcription: “Satoshi to Serena! Dansu pāti de getto da ze!!” (Japanese: サトシとセレナ!ダンスパーティでゲットだぜ!!)
January 28, 2016
907“A Meeting of Two Journeys!” (The Strongest Mega Battle! Gekkouga VS Mega Lizardon!!)
Transcription: “Saikyō mega batoru! Gekkouga VS Mega Rizādon!!” (Japanese: 最強メガバトル!ゲッコウガVSメガリザードン!!)
February 4, 2016
908“An Explosive Operation!” (The Explosive Ground Force! Operation: Capture Zygarde!!)
Transcription: “Bakuretsu Gurando Fōsu! Jigarude hokaku sakusen!!” (Japanese: 爆裂グランドフォース!ジガルデ捕獲作戦!!)
February 11, 2016
909“A Watershed Moment!” (A Brigarron from the Wilderness! The Tree-Planting Robon!!)
Transcription: “Kōya no Burigaron! Ki wo ueru Robon!!” (Japanese: 荒野のブリガロン!木を植えるロボン!!)
February 18, 2016
910“Master Class Choices!” (The Master Class Trial! What Will You Do, Serena!?)
Transcription: “Masutā Kurasu e no shiren! Dō suru Serena!?” (Japanese: マスタークラスへの試練!どうするセレナ!?)
February 25, 2016
911“An Electrifying Rage!” (Thunder and Onvern! The Angry Lightning Strike!!)
Transcription: “Sandā to Onbān! Ikari no raigeki!!” (Japanese: サンダーとオンバーン!怒りの雷撃!!)
March 3, 2016
912“Unlocking Some Respect!” (Left and Right! The Swaying Heart of Kametete!!)
Transcription: “Refuto to Raito! Yureru kokoro no Kametete!!” (Japanese: レフトとライト!揺れる心のカメテテ!!)
March 10, 2016
913“Master Class is in Session!” (The Master Class Begins! A Maiden’s Fierce Fight Where Sparks Fly!!)
Transcription: “Masutā Kurasu kaimaku! Hibana chiru otome no gekitō!!” (Japanese: マスタークラス開幕!火花散る乙女の激闘!!)
March 17, 2016
914“Performing a Pathway to the Future!” (Elle VS Serena! Open the Door to the Future!!)
Transcription: “Eru VS Serena! Ake mirai e no tobira!!” (Japanese: エルVSセレナ!開け未来への扉!!)
March 24, 2016
915“A Keeper for Keeps?!” (A Bride for Citron!? Eureka’s S’il-vous-plaît Panic!!)
Transcription: “Shitoron no hanayome!? Yurīka no Shiru-bu-pure panikku!!” (Japanese: シトロンの花嫁!?ユリーカのシルブプレパニック!!)
April 7, 2016
916“Battling at Full Volume!” (Serena Becomes Satoshi! The Ultimate Pikachu Showdown!!)
Transcription: “Serena, Satoshi ni naru! Saikyō Pikachū taiketsu!!” (Japanese: セレナ、サトシになる!最強ピカチュウ対決!!)
April 14, 2016
917“The Synchronicity Test!” (Satoshi and Alan! Gekkouga VS Mega Lizardon Once Again!!)
Transcription: “Satoshi to Aran! Gekkouga VS Mega Rizādon futatabi!!” (Japanese: サトシとアラン!ゲッコウガVSメガリザードンふたたび!!)
April 21, 2016
918“Making Friends and Influencing Villains!” (The Forest’s Curse and the White Bokurei!)
Transcription: “Mori no noroi to shiroi Bokurē!” (Japanese: 森の呪いと白いボクレー!)
April 28, 2016
919“Championing a Research Battle!” (Satoshi VS Champion Carnet! VS Mega Sirnight!!)
Transcription: “Satoshi tai chanpion Karune! VS Mega Sānaito!!” (Japanese: サトシ対チャンピオン・カルネ!VSメガサーナイト!!)
May 5, 2016
920“A Full Strength Battle Surprise!” (Rival Showdown! Satoshi VS Shōta!!)
Transcription: “Raibaru taiketsu! Satoshi VS Shōta!!” (Japanese: ライバル対決!サトシVSショータ!!)
May 12, 2016
921“All Hail the Ice Battlefield!” (Eisetsu Gym Battle! Battlefield of Ice!!)
Transcription: “Eisetsu Jimu Sen! Kōri no batorufīrudo!!” (Japanese: エイセツジム戦!氷のバトルフィールド!!)
May 19, 2016
922“Seeing the Forest For the Trees!” (The Winding Woods…The Dawn of Evolution!!)
Transcription: “Mayoi no Mori…Shinka no Yoake!!” (Japanese: 迷いの森・・・進化の夜明け!)
May 26, 2016
923“A Real Icebreaker!” (Satoshi-Gekkouga VS Mega Yukinooh! The Giant Water Shuriken Triggers!!)
Transcription: “Satoshi-Gekkouga VS Mega Yukinō’o!! Hatsudō kyodai mizu shuriken!!” (Japanese: サトシゲッコウガVSメガユキノオー!発動巨大水手裏剣!!)
June 2, 2016
924“A Diamond in the Rough!” (Find Melecie! Numelgon and Dedenne!!)
Transcription: “Find Melecie! Numelgon and Dedenne!!” (Japanese: メレシーを探せ!ヌメルゴンとデデンネ!!)
June 9, 2016
925“A Gaggle of Gadget Greatness!” (The Explosive Heat at the Mechanical Festival!!)
Transcription: “The Explosive Heat at the Mechanical Festival!!” (Japanese: 爆熱の機巧(からくり)フェスティバル!!)
June 16, 2016
926“A League of His Own!” (The Kalos League Begins! The Mega Lizardon Showdown: X VS Y!!)
Transcription: “The Kalos League Begins! The Mega Lizardon Showdown: X VS Y!!” (Japanese: カロスリーグ開幕!メガリザードン対決・X対Y!!)
June 30, 2016
927“Valuable Experience for All!” (Mega Jukain VS Raichu! Received Some Experience Points!!)
Transcription: “Mega Jukain VS Raichu! Received Some Experience Points!!” (Japanese: メガジュカイン対ライチュウ!経験値いただきます!!)
July 7, 2016
928“Analysis Versus Passion!” (The Semifinal Full Battle! Satoshi Vs Shota!!)
Transcription: “The Semifinal Full Battle! Satoshi VS Shota!!” (Japanese: 準決勝フルバトル!サトシ対ショータ!!)
July 21, 2016
929“A Riveting Rivalry!” (Decisive Rival Battle! Satoshi-Gekkouga Vs Mega Jukain!!)
Transcription: “Decisive Rival Battle! Satoshi-Gekkouga VS Mega Jukain!!” (Japanese: ライバル決戦!サトシゲッコウガVSメガジュカイン!!)
July 28, 2016
930“Kalos League Passion with a Certain Flare!” (Fierce Fighting at the Kalos League! Gather, All of My Passion!!)
Transcription: “Fierce Fighting at the Kalos League! Gather, All of My Passion!!” (Japanese: 激闘カロスリーグ!集え、すべての熱き想いよ!!)
August 4, 2016
931“Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted!” (Kalos League Finale! Satoshi vs Alan!)
Transcription: “Kalos League Finale! Satoshi vs Alan!” (Japanese: 決勝戦!サトシ対アラン!!)
August 11, 2016
932“Down to the Fiery Finish!” (Kalos League Victory! Satoshi’s Greatest Decisive Battle!)
Transcription: “Kalos League Victory! Satoshi’s Greatest Decisive Battle!” (Japanese: カロスリーグ優勝!サトシ頂上決戦!!)
August 18, 2016
933“A Towering Takeover!” (Flare Gang Attack! The Zygarde at the Prism Tower!!)
Transcription: “Shōgeki Furea-dan! Purizumu tawā no Jigarude!!” (Japanese: 襲撃フレア団!プリズムタワーのジガルデ!!)
August 25, 2016
934“Coming Apart at the Dreams!” (The Shocking Zygarde VS Zygarde! The Collapsing World!!)
Transcription: “Shōgeki Jigarude tai Jigarude! Kowareyuku sekai!!” (Japanese: 衝撃ジガルデ対ジガルデ!壊れゆく世界!!)
September 1, 2016
935“The Right Hero for the Right Job!” (Attack on Miare Gym! Citroid Forever!!)
Transcription: “Totsugeki Miare Jimu! Shitoroido yo ēen ni!!” (Japanese: 突撃ミアレジム!シトロイドよ永遠に!!)
September 8, 2016
936“Rocking Kalos Defenses!” (The Megalith Moves Forward! The Kalos Line of Defense!!)
Transcription: “Shingeki-suru kyoseki! Karosu bōēsen!!” (Japanese: 進撃する巨石!カロス防衛線!!)
September 15, 2016
937“Forming a More Perfect Union!” (The Zygarde Counterattack! The Final Decisive Battle of Kalos!!)
Transcription: “Hangeki no Jigarude! Karosu saishō kessen!!” (Japanese: 反撃のジガルデ!カロス最終決戦!!)
September 15, 2016
938“Battling With a Clean Slate!” (Starting from Zero! Citron’s Decision!!)
Transcription: “Hajimari wa Zero! Shitoroido no Ketsudan!!” (Japanese: はじまりはゼロ!シトロンの決断!!)
October 6, 2016
939“The First Day of the Rest of Your Life!” (One Last Battle with Satoshi! Serena’s Choice!!)
Transcription: “Satoshi to Rasuto Batoru! Serena no Sentaku!!” (Japanese: サトシとラストバトル!セレナの選択!!)
October 13, 2016
940“Facing the Needs of the Many!” (Farewell, Satoshi Gekkouga! Xerosicy Strikes Back)
Transcription: “Saraba Satoshi Gekkouga! Xerosicy no gyakushū” (Japanese: さらばサトシゲッコウガ!クセロシキの逆襲)
October 20, 2016
941“Till We Compete Again!” (A Zero With No End! Till the Day We Meet Again!!)
Transcription: “Owari naki zero! Mata au hi made!!” (Japanese: 終わりなきゼロ! また逢う日まで!!)
October 27, 2016
N/A“The Legend of X, Y, and Z!” (XYZ’s Legend!)
Transcription: “XYZ no densetsu!” (Japanese: XYZの伝説!)
November 3, 2016
N/A“The Strongest Duo! Citron and Cilan!!”
Transcription: “Saikyō no futari! Citron to Dent!!” (Japanese: 最強の二人!シトロンとデント!!)
November 10, 2016

Arc 7: Alola

The Alola arc was based on the Sun and Moon video games, and followed Ash’s and Pikachu’s adventures on the Alolan Islands. He was once more stripped of his old companions and went through an educational journey on these islands. This is also the first arc of the anime that used a noticeably different character animation style, which was not received well by all of the fans. As it was the case with other arcs, this one is also divided into three seasons: Sun & Moon, which had 43 episodes and aired from November 17, 2016 to September 21, 2017; Sun & Moon: Ultra Adventures, which had 49 episodes and aired from October 5, 2017 to October 14, 2018; and, Sun & Moon: Ultra Legends, whose 54 episodes aired from October 21, 2018 to November 3, 2019. The total episode count for this arc is 146.

This arc had only one episode (listed in red) that did not air outside of Japan, episode 1005, because Ash wore dark face paint that resembled a blackface mask, although he was just acting as a Passimian.

Sun & Moon

#Episode TitleAir Date
942“Alola to New Adventure!” (Alola! New Islands, New Pokémon!!)
Transcription: “Arōra! Hajimete no shima, hajimete no Pokemon-tachi!!” (Japanese: アローラ! はじめての島、はじめてのポケモンたち!!)
November 17, 2016
943“The Guardian’s Challenge!” (Enter the Guardian Deity Kapu-Kokeko! Let Us Attempt to Master Our Z-Move!!)
Transcription: “Mamorigami Kapu Kokeko tōjō! Chōsen, ore-tachi no Z-waza!!” (Japanese: 守り神カプ・コケコ登場! 挑戦、オレたちのZワザ!!)
November 17, 2016
944“Loading the Dex!” (Good Rotomorning, I Am the Rotom Zukan Roto!)
Transcription: “Yorotoshiku, boku, Rotomu Zukan roto” (Japanese: よロトしく、ボク、ロトム図鑑ロト!)
November 24, 2016
945“First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-style!” (Enter Mokuroh! I Got a Pokémon in Alola!!)
Transcription: “Mokurō tōjō! Arōra de Pokemon getto da ze” (Japanese: モクロー登場! アローラでポケモンゲットだぜ!!)
November 24, 2016
946“Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!” (Ashimari, Do Your Balloonest!)
Transcription: “Ashimari, ganbarūn!” (Japanese: シマリ、がんバルーン!)
December 1, 2016
947“A Shocking Grocery Run!” (Zing Zap Togedemaru!)
Transcription: “Biribiri chikuchiku Togedemaru!” (Japanese: びりびりちくちくトゲデマル!)
December 8, 2016
948“That’s Why the Litten Is a Scamp!” (Nyabby, The Marketplace Wanderer!)
Transcription: “Ichiba no fūraibō Nyabī!” (Japanese: 市場の風来坊ニャビー!)
December 15, 2016
949“Lillie’s Egg-xhilarating Challenge!”  (Who’s in Charge of the Egg?)
Transcription: “Tamago-gakari wa dāre da?” (Japanese: タマゴ係はだ~れだ?)
December 22, 2016
950“To Top a Totem” (The Leader Pokémon Is Dekagoos!)
Transcription: “Nushi Pokemon wa Dekagūsu!” (Japanese: ぬしポケモンはデカグース!)
January 5, 2017
951“Trial and Tribulation!” (Will the Z-Move Work?! Challenging the Grand Trial!!)
Transcription: “Deru ka Z-waza! Daishiren e no chōsen!!” (Japanese: 出るかZワザ! 大試練への挑戦!!)
January 12, 2017
952“Young Kiawe Had a Farm!” (Satoshi Visits Kaki!)
Transcription: “Satoshi, kaki n chi ni iku!” (Japanese: サトシ、カキんちに行く!)
January 19, 2017
953“The Sun, the Scare, the Secret Lair!” (The Extracurricular Lesson is on Hidoide?!)
Transcription: “Kagai jugyō wa Hidoide!?” (Japanese: 課外授業はヒドイデ!?)
January 26, 2017
954“Racing to a Big Event!” (The Great Alola Pancake Race!)
Transcription: “Arōra Pankēki dai rēsu!” (Japanese: アローラパンケーキ大レース!)
February 2, 2017
955“Getting to Know You!” (The Fruit of Courage: Lilie and Rokon!)
Transcription: “Yūki no kesshō, Rīrie to Rokon!” (Japanese: 勇気の結晶、リーリエとロコン!)
February 9, 2017
956“Rocking Clawmark Hill!” (Scratchmark Hill, Iwanko and Lugarugan!!)
Transcription: “Tsumeato no oka, Iwanko to Rugarugan!!” (Japanese: 爪あとの丘、イワンコとルガルガン!!)
February 23, 2017
957“They Might Not Be Giants!” (Three Little Pokémon, One Big Adventure!!)
Transcription: “Chiisana san-biki, ōkina bōken!!” (Japanese: 小さな三匹、大きな冒険!!)
March 2, 2017
958“Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!” (Alola Detective Rotom! The Mystery of the Lost Crystal!!)
Transcription: “Arōra tantei Rotomu! Kieta kurisutaru no nazo!!” (Japanese: アローラ探偵ロトム! 消えたクリスタルの謎!!)
March 9, 2017
959“A Seasoned Search!” (Really? Mao’s Great Culinary Plan!)
Transcription: “Majii!? Mao no oryōri dai sakusen!!” (Japanese: マジィ!? マオのお料理大作戦!!)
March 16, 2017
960“A Guardian Rematch!” (Intense Electric Shock Training! A Rematch with Kapu-Kokeko!!)
Transcription: “Dengeki mō tokkun! Kapu Kokeko to no saisen!!” (Japanese: 電撃猛特訓! カプ・コケコとの再戦!!)
March 23, 2017
961“Partner Promises!” (The Promise Between Satoshi and Pikachu)
Transcription: “Satoshi to Pikachū, futari no yakusoku” (Japanese: サトシとピカチュウ、二人の約束)
April 6, 2017
962“One Journey Ends, Another Begins…” (It’s Time for Nyabby to Move On)
Transcription: “Nyabī, tabidachi no toki!” (Japanese: ニャビー、旅立ちの時!)
April 6, 2017
963“A Shivering Shovel Search!” (Beware of Shovels!!!)
Transcription: “Sukoppu ni yōchūi!!!” (Japanese: スコップに要注意!!!)
April 13, 2017
964“Getting the Band Back Together!” (Shocking! A Dugtrio Split-Up?!)
Transcription: “Shōgeki! Dagutorio kaisan?!” (Japanese: 衝撃! ダグトリオ解散!?)
April 20, 2017
965“Alolan Open House!” (Alola! The First Visitors Day!!)
Transcription: “Arōra! Hajimete no jugyō sankan!!” (Japanese: アローラ! はじめての授業参観!!)
April 27, 2017
966“A Team-on-Team Tussle!” (The Battle for the Crystal! Rocket Gang VS Skull Gang!!)
Transcription: “Kurisutaru sōdatsu-sen! Roketto-dan tai Sukaru-dan!!” (Japanese: クリスタル争奪戦! ロケット団対スカル団!!)
May 4, 2017
967“So Long, Sophocles!” (Goodbye, Māmane!)
Transcription: “Sayonara Māmane!” (Japanese: さよならマーマネ!)
May 11, 2017
968“A Glaring Rivalry!” (Come Forth! The Crimson Glare of Lugarugan!!)
Transcription: “Ide yo! Akaki manazashi Rugarugan!!” (Japanese: 出でよ! 紅き眼差しルガルガン!!)
May 18, 2017
969“Pulling Out the Pokémon Base Pepper!” (The Fierce Pokébase Match! Go for a Tide-Turning Home Run!!)
Transcription: “Nettō Pokebēsu! Nerae gyakuten hōmuran!!” (Japanese: 熱闘ポケベース! ねらえ逆転ホームラン!!)
May 25, 2017
970“Lulled to La-La Land!” (Are You Going to Sleep in the Nemashu Forest Too?)
Transcription: “Nemashu no mori de anata mo nemashu?” (Japanese: ネマシュの森であなたも寝ましゅ?)
June 8, 2017
971“The Ol’ Raise and Switch!” (Lilie, Take Good Care of Pikachu)
Transcription: “Rīrie, Pikachū o kawaigatte agete ne” (Japanese: リーリエ、ピカチュウをかわいがってあげてね)
June 15, 2017
972“The Island Whisperer!” (Lychee Appears! Laugh and Cry, Island Queen!!)
Transcription: “Raichi tōjō! Naitewaratte, shima kuīn!!” (Japanese: ライチ登場! 泣いて笑って、島クイーン!!)
June 22, 2017
973“Treasure Hunt, Akala Style!” (Finding the Treasure! Mooland Searching!!)
Transcription: “Otakara hakken! Mūrando sāchi!!” (Japanese: お宝発見! ムーランドサーチ!!)
June 29, 2017
974“Big Sky, Small Fry!” (The Mighty Yowashi, Totem of the Lake!)
Transcription: “Yowashi tsuyoshi, ike no nushi!” (Japanese: ヨワシ強し、池のぬし!)
July 6, 2017
975“A Crowning Moment of Truth!” (A Fiery Battle! Garagara Appears!!)
Transcription: “Honō no batoru! Garagara arawaru!!” (Japanese: 炎のバトル! ガラガラあらわる!!)
July 20, 2017
976“Currying Favor and Flavor!” (Curry-ficent Battle! The Lalantes Dance!!)
Transcription: “Karē-na batoru! Rarantesu no mai!!” (Japanese: カレーなバトル! ラランテスの舞!!)
July 27, 2017
977“Trials and Determinations!” (Lychee’s Grand Trial! The Hardest Pokémon Match!!)
Transcription: “Raichi no dai shiren! Ichiban hādona Pokemon shōbu!!” (Japanese: ライチの大試練! 一番ハードなポケモン勝負!!)
August 3, 2017
978“Rising from the Ruins!” (Iwanko and the Guardian Deity of the Ruins of Life!)
Transcription: “Iwanko to inochi no iseki no mamorigami!” (Japanese: イワンコといのちの遺跡の守り神!)
August 10, 2017
979“Mimikyu Unmasked!” (Mimikkyu’s Disguise!)
Transcription: “Mimikkyu no bake no kawa” (Japanese: ミミッキュのばけのかわ!)
August 17, 2017
980“Mallow and the Forest Teacher!” (Mao’s Runaway from Home and Yareyuutan!)
Transcription: “Iede no Mao to Yareyūtan” (Japanese: 家出のマオとヤレユータン!)
August 24, 2017
981“Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!” (Ashimari, Osyamari, and the Anch-gry Dadarin!)
Transcription: “Ashimari, Oshamari, ikari no Dadarin!” (Japanese: アシマリ、オシャマリ、いかりのダダリン!)
August 31, 2017
982“Mounting an Electrifying Charge!” (Dash! Dendimushi)
Transcription: “Dasshu! Dendimushi” (Japanese: ダッシュ! デンヂムシ)
September 7, 2017
983“Alola, Kanto!” (Kanto, Alola! Takeshi and Kasumi!!)
Transcription: “Kantō de Arōra! Takeshi to Kasumi!!” (Japanese: カントーでアローラ! タケシとカスミ!!)
September 14, 2017
984“When Regions Collide!” (Gym Battle! Z-Move VS Mega Evolution!!)
Transcription: “Jimu batoru! Z-Waza tai Mega Shinka!!” (Japanese: ジムバトル! Zワザ対メガシンカ!!)
September 21, 2017

Sun & Moon: Ultra Adventures

#Episode TitleAir Date
985“A Dream Encounter!” (Satoshi and Hoshigumo! Strange Meetings!!)
Transcription: “Satoshi to Hoshigumo! Fushigina deai!!” (Japanese: サトシとほしぐも! 不思議な出会い!!)
October 5, 2017
986“Now You See Them, Now You Don’t!” (Hoshigumo Panic! A Sudden Teleport!!)
Transcription: “Hoshigumo panikku! Terepōto wa totsuzen ni!!” (Japanese: ほしぐもパニック! テレポートは突然に!!)
October 12, 2017
987“Deceiving Appearances!” (The Shapeshifting Metamon, Find that ‘Mon!)
Transcription: “Henshin Metamon, sagasundamon!” (Japanese: 変身メタモン、探すんだモン!)
October 19, 2017
988“A Masked Warning!” (Glazio and Silvady! The Mask of Punishment!!)
Transcription: “Gurajio to Shiruvadi! imashime no kamen!!” (Japanese: グラジオとシルヴァディ! 戒めの仮面!!)
October 26, 2017
989“Night of a Thousand Poses!” (Full-Force Pose Sleepover!)
Transcription: “Zenryoku pozu deo tomarikai!” (Japanese: ゼンリョクポーズでお泊まり会!)
November 2, 2017
990“Mission: Total Recall!” (Lilie and Silvady, the Resurrected Memory!)
Transcription: “Rīrie to Shiruvadi yomi ga eru kioku!” (Japanese: ゼンリョクポーズでお泊まり会!)
November 9, 2017
991“Faba’s Revenge!” (Sauboh’s Counterattack! The Kidnapped Hoshigumo!!)
Transcription: “Zaobo no gyakushu! sarawareta Hoshigumo!” (Japanese: ザオボーの逆襲! さらわれたほしぐも!)
November 16, 2017
992“Family Determination!” (Effortful Lilie! A Determined Runaway Act!)
Transcription: “Ganba Ririe! Ketsui no iede!” (Japanese: がんばリーリエ! 決意の家出!!)
November 23, 2017
993“Revealing the Stuff of Legend!” (The Altar of the Sun! Solgaleo Descends!!)
Transcription: “Nichirin no saidan! Sorugareo kōrin!” (Japanese: 日輪の祭壇! ソルガレオ降臨!!)
November 30, 2017
994“Rescuing the Unwilling!” (Hurry Up! Operation: Rescue Lusamine!!)
Transcription: “Isoge! Ruzamīne kyūshutsu dai sakusen!!” (Japanese: 急げ! ルザミーネ救出大作戦!!)
December 7, 2017
995“10,000,000 Reasons to Fight!” (Shine, Z-Power Ring! Super Full-Force 10,000,000 Volts!!)
Transcription: “Kagayake Z pawa ringu! cho zenryoku no 1000 man boruto!!” (Japanese: 輝けZパワーリング!超ゼンリョクの1000まんボルト!!)
December 14, 2017
996“The Professors’ New Adventure!” (Thank You, Solgaleo! You are Our Hoshigumo!!)
Transcription: “Arigato Sorugareo! oretachi no Hoshigumo!!” (Japanese: ありがとうソルガレオ!俺たちのほしぐも!!)
December 21, 2017
997“Let Sleeping Pokémon Lie!” (The Strong Sleeper, Nekkoala’s Secret!)
Transcription: “Neru ko wa tsuyoi, nekkoala no himitsu!” (Japanese: 寝る子は強い、ネッコアラの秘密!)
December 28, 2017
998“The Dex Can’t Help It!” (Rotom, Can’t Stop the Form Change!)
Transcription: “Rotomu, Forumu Chenji Ga Tomaranai!” (Japanese: ロトム、フォルムチェンジが止まらない!)
January 11, 2018
999“Fighting Back The Tears!” (Don’t Cry, Hidoide!)
Transcription: “Nakanaide Hidoide!” (Japanese: 泣かないでヒドイデ!)
January 18, 2018
1000“Tasting the Bitter With The Sweet!” (Mao and Suiren: Bittersweet Memories!)
Transcription: “Mao soshite Suiren : Amai omoide!” (Japanese: マオそしてスイレン: 甘い思い出!)
January 25, 2018
1001“Getting A Jump On The Competition!” (Lilie is Soaring Through The Air! The PokéSled Jump Tournament!)
Transcription: “kūki o tsukinuketeimasu ! pokeddojanputōnamento !” (Japanese: 空気を突き抜けています! ポケッドジャンプトーナメント!)
February 1, 2018
1002“A Mission of Ultra Urgency!” (Set Off! You Are Our Ultra Guardians!)
Transcription: “shuppatsu suru! anata wa watashitachi no urutora gadiandesu!” (Japanese: 出発する!あなたは私たちのウルトラガーディアンです!)
February 8, 2018
1003“Acting True to Form!” (The Evil Nyarth is an Alolan Nyarth!?)
Transcription: “aku no nyasu wa arora nyasu!?” (Japanese: 悪のニャースはアローラニャース!?)
February 15, 2018
1004“Pushing the Fiery Envelope!” (Blaze, Nyabby! Overthrow Gaogaen!!)
Transcription: “moeagare nyabby! dato gaogaen!!” (Japanese: 燃え上がれニャビー!打倒ガオガエン!!)
February 22, 2018
1005“Satoshi and Nagetukesaru! A Touchdown of Friendship!!”
Transcription: “Satoshi to Nagetsukesaru! Yujo no Tacchidaun!!” (Japanese: サトシとナゲツケサル!友情のタッチダウン!!)
March 1, 2018
1006“Turning Heads and Training Hard!” (Ilima and Eievui Make Their Entrance!!)
Transcription: “Irima to ibui ma irima su!!” (Japanese: イリマとイーブイまイリマす!!)
March 8, 2018
1007“Smashing with Sketch!” (Smash with Sketch! The Fierce Poké-Ping Pong!!)
Transcription: “Sukecchi de sumasshu! gekito pokepinpon!” (Japanese: スケッチでスマッシュ!激闘ポケピンポン!)
March 15, 2018
1008“Love at First Twirl!” (The Lover of Light! Bevenom Spins Round and Round!!)
Transcription: “Pikapika dai suki! kurukuru bebenomu!!” (Japanese: ピカピカだいすき!くるくるベベノム!!)
March 22, 2018
1009“Real Life… Inquire Within!” (Work Experience! 24-Hour Pokémon Center!!)
Transcription: “O shigoto taiken! pokemonsenta 24 ji!” (Japanese: お仕事体験!ポケモンセンター24時!!)
April 5, 2018
1010“Rise and Shine, Starship!” (The Shining Starship Tekkaguya!)
Transcription: “Kagayake hoshi fune tekkaguya!” (Japanese: 輝け星舟テッカグヤ!)
April 12, 2018
1011“The Young Flame Strikes Back!” (Protect the Ranch! The Blue Flame’s Counterattack!!)
Transcription: “Bokujo o mamore gyakushu no aoki hono!!” (Japanese: 牧場を守れ!逆襲の蒼き炎!!)
April 19, 2018
1012“Dewpider Ascending!” (Shizukumo, Get Suiren!)
Transcription: “Shizukumo, daze!” (Japanese: シズクモ、スイレンゲットだぜ!)
April 26, 2018
1013“Sours for the Sweet!” (Ta-ta-ta-dah! Fire it Up, Mao’s Family!!)
Transcription: “Panpakapan! Moeyo mao famiri!!” (Japanese: パンパカパーン!燃えよマオファミリー!!)
April 26, 2018
1014“Why Not Give Me a Z-Ring Sometime?” (Rocket-dan’s Island-Visiting!? Get the Z-Ring!!)
Transcription: “Rokettodan no shima meguri!? Z ringu o getto seyo!!” (Japanese: ロケット団の島めぐり!?Zリングをゲットせよ!!)
May 3, 2018
1015“Tough Guy Trials!!!” (The Super Mean Old Man is an Island King!?)
Transcription: “Cho waru oyaji wa shima kingu!?” (Japanese: ちょーワルおやじはしまキング!?)
May 10, 2018
1016“Some Kind of Laziness!!” (Kapu-Bulul! Intense Lazy Training!!)
Transcription: “Kapu-Bururu! Gu tara mō tokkun!!” (Japanese: カプ・ブルル!ぐーたらモー特訓!!)
May 17, 2018
1017“A Battle Hand-Off!” (Super Decisive Battle! Pikachu VS Mimikkyu!!)
Transcription: “Sūpā kessen! Pikachū VS Mimikkyu!!” (Japanese: スーパー決戦!ピカチュウVSミミッキュ!!)
May 24, 2018
1018“Guiding an Awakening!” (Kuchinashi’s Grand Trial! Lugarugan Awakens!!)
Transcription: “Kuchinashi no dai shiren! Lugarugan kakusei!!” (Japanese: クチナシの大試練!ルガルガン覚醒!!)
May 31, 2018
1019“Twirling with a Bang!” (Ultra Beast Clash! The Great Rumble Crash Operation!!)
Transcription: “Gekitotsu urutorabīsuto! Dondonbachibachi dai sakusen!!” (Japanese: 激激突ウルトラビースト!ドンドンバチバチ大作戦!!)
June 7, 2018
1020“Showering the World with Love!” (Minior and Poipole, the Promise that Disappeared into the Starry Sky!)
Transcription: “Meteno to bevenom, hoshizora ni kieta yakusoku!” (Japanese: メテノとベベノム、星空に消えた約束!)
June 14, 2018
1021“Not Caving Under Pressure!” (Sandshrew’s Storm! Ice Cave Double Battle!!)
Transcription: “Sando no arashi! Kori ana no daburu batoru!!” (Japanese: サンドの嵐!氷穴のダブルバトル!!)
June 28, 2018
1022“A Young Royal Flame Ignites!” (Alola’s Young Fire! The Birth of Royal Satoshi!!)
Transcription: “Arora no wakaki hono! Roiyaru Satoshi tanjo!!” (Japanese: アローラの若き炎!ロイヤルサトシ誕生!!)
July 5, 2018
1023“All They Want To Do Is Dance Dance!” (Dance Dance in Evolution?)
Transcription: “Dansu dansu de shinka sen ka?” (Japanese: ダンスダンスで進化せんか?)
July 19, 2018
1024“Dummy, You Shrunk The Kids!” (Satoshi, Becomes Small)
Transcription: “Satoshi, chīsaku naru” (Japanese: サトシ、ちいさくなる)
July 26, 2018
1025“The Shape Of Love To Come!” (The Shape of Family, Bevenom’s Feelings!)
Transcription: “Kazoku no katachi, bebenomu no kimochi!” (Japanese: 家族のカタチ、ベベノムのキモチ!)
August 2, 2018
1026“The Long Vault Home!” (Leap and Climb, Tundetunde!)
Transcription: “Toned no botte, Tundetunde!” (Japanese: トンデノボッテ、ツンデツンデ!)
August 9, 2018
1027“I Choose Paradise!” (I Choose Here! Pokémon Hot Spring Paradise!!)
Transcription: “Koko ni kimeta! Pokemon yukemuri paradaisu!!” (Japanese: ココにきめた!ポケモン湯けむりパラダイス!!)
August 16, 2018
1028“Filling the Light with Darkness!” (Alola’s Crisis! The Darkness that Eats Radiance!!
Transcription: “Arōra no kiki! Kagayaki o kurau yami!!” (Japanese: アローラの危機!かがやきを喰らう闇!!)
August 23, 2018
1029“Full Moon and Many Arms!” (Lunala VS UB:BLACK! A Full Moon Battle!!)
Transcription: “Runaāra tai UB: Burakku! Mangetsu no tatakai!!” (Japanese: ルナアーラ対UB:BLACK!満月の戦い!!)
August 30, 2018
1030“The Prism Between Light and Darkness!” (Prism of Light and Darkness, Its Name is Necrozma!!)
Transcription: “Hikari to yami no purizumu, sononaha nekurozuma!!” (Japanese: 光と闇のプリズム、その名はネクロズマ!!)
September 6, 2018
1031“Securing the Future!” (Connect to the Future! The Legend of the Radiant One!)
Transcription: “Mirai e tsunage! Kagayaki-sama no densetsu!!” (Japanese: 未来へつなげ!かがやきさまの伝説!!)
September 13, 2018
1032“A Plethora of Pikachu!” (It’s a Pikachu Outbreak! The Pikachu Valley!!)
Transcription: “Tairyō hassei-chū! Pikachū nota ni!!” (Japanese: 大量発生チュウ!ピカチュウのたに!!)
October 7, 2018
1033“Turning the Other Mask!” (Kukui’s Desperate Situation! Another Royal Mask!!)
Transcription: “Kukui zettaizetsumei! Mōhitori no roiyarumasuku!!” (Japanese: ククイ絶体絶命!もう一人のロイヤルマスク!!)
October 14, 2018

Sun & Moon: Ultra Legends

#Episode TitleAir Date
1034“Lillier and the Staff!”  (The Hero Lilliel and the Alolan Cane!)
Transcription: “Yūsha ririeru to arōra no tsue!” (Japanese: 勇者リリエルとアローラの杖!)
October 21, 2018
1035“A Haunted House for Everyone!”  (Ghost Pokémon Everywhere! Everyone’s Haunted House!!)
Transcription: “Gōsutopokemon dai shūgō! Min’na no obakeyashi!” (Japanese: ゴーストポケモン大集合!みんなのお化け屋敷!)
October 28, 2018
1036“Sparking Confusion!”  (Wela Volcano: Golone, Golonya and the Hikers!)
Transcription: “Vu~era kazan, gorōngorōnya ya ma o toko!” (Japanese: ヴェラ火山、ゴローンゴローニャやまおとこ!)
November 4, 2018
1037“Don’t Ignore the Small Stufful!”  (Rocket-Dan and Nuikoguma!)
Transcription: “Roketto-dan to nuikoguma!” (Japanese: ロケット団とヌイコグマ!)
November 11, 2018
1038“No Stone Unturned!”  (Fukuthrow the Master!!! Mokuroh the Sleeperzzz)
Transcription: “Takumi no fukusurō! ! ! Nemuri no mokurō zzz” (Japanese: 匠のフクスロー!!眠りのモクローzzz)
November 18, 2018
1039“Bright Lights, Big Changes!”  (The Duo Splits Up!? Satoshi and Rotom)
Transcription: “Konbi kaisan! ? Satoshi to rotomu” (Japanese: コンビ解散!?サトシとロトム)
November 25, 2018
1040“We Know Where You’re Going, Eevee!”  (Where is Eievui Going? To the End of the World for the Sake of a Meeting!)
Transcription: “Ībui doko iku no? Ano ko ni ai ni doko made mo!” (Japanese: イーブイどこいくの?あのコに会いにどこまでも)
December 2, 2018
1041“Battling the Beast Within!”  (The Lightning that Blocks Wind! Its name is Zeraora)
Transcription: “Kaze o tatsu inazuma! Sononaha zeraora! !” (Japanese: 風を断つ稲妻!その名はゼラオラ!!)
December 9, 2018
1042“Parallel Friendships!”  (Fire it Off! The Twin Gigavolt Havoc of Friendship!!)
Transcription: “Hanate! Yūjō no tsuinsupākingugigaboruto! !” (Japanese: 放て!友情のツインスパーキングギガボルト!!)
December 16, 2018
1043“Alola, Alola!”  (An Alola in Alola! Takeshi and Kasumi!)
Transcription: “Arōra de arōra! Takeshi to Kasumi!” (Japanese: アローラでアローラ! タケシとカスミ!)
December 23, 2018
1044“Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone!”  (A Passionate Heart That Smashes Even Rocks! Lychee and Takeshi!!)
Transcription: “Iwa o mo kudaku atsuki hāto! Raichi to Takeshi! !” (Japanese: 岩をも砕く熱きハート!ライチとタケシ!!)
January 6, 2019
1045“That’s Some Spicy Island Research!”  (Poni Island Research Project! Search for the Island King!!)
Transcription: “Poni shima no jiyukenkyū! Shima kingu o sagase! !” (Japanese: ポニ島の自由研究!しまキングをさがせ!!)
January 13, 2019
1046“Showdown on Poni Island!”  (Decisive Lugarugan Battle! Satoshi VS Glazio!!)
Transcription: “Rugarugan kessen! Satoshi VS Gurajio! !” (Japanese: ルガルガン決戦!サトシVSグラジオ!!)
January 20, 2019
1047“Evolving Research!”  (We Have a Sea and We Have a Valley! Great Intensive Pokémon Evolution Training!!)
Transcription: “Umi ari tani ari! Pokemon shinka dai tokkun! !” (Japanese: 海あり谷あり!ポケモン進化大特訓!!)
January 27, 2019
1048“Run, Heroes, Run!”  (Run Kaki! Surpass Yourself!!)
Transcription: “Hashire kaki! Onore o koete! !” (Japanese: 走れカキ!己を超えて!!)
February 3, 2019
1049“Memories in the Mist!”  (Inside Kapu-Rehire’s Mist)
Transcription: “Kapu-Rehire no kirinonakade” (Japanese: カプ・レヒレの霧の中で)
February 10, 2019
1050“A Grand Debut!”  (The Birth of an Island Queen! Satoshi’s Grand Trial!!)
Transcription: “Shima kuīn tanjō! Satoshi no dai shiren! !” (Japanese: しまクイーン誕生!サトシの大試練!!)
February 17, 2019
1051“Keeping Your Eyes on the Ball!”  (Hole in One at PokéGolf!)
Transcription: “Pokegorufu de ōruinwan” (Japanese: ポケゴルフでホールインワン!)
February 24, 2019
1052“Show Me the Metal!”  (Arrival in Alola! Dripping Metal Panic!!)
Transcription: “Arōra jōriku! Tarutarumetarupanikku! !” (Japanese: アローラ上陸!タルタルメタルパニック!!)
March 3, 2019
1053“Got Meltan?”  (Discovering a New Species! Get, Meltan!)
Transcription: “Shinshu hakken! Merutan, Gettoda ze! !” (Japanese: 新種発見!メルタン、ゲットだぜ!!)
March 10, 2019
1054“This Magik Moment!”  (A New Program!? Melody of the Small Koiking)
Transcription: “Shin Bangumi! ? Chīsana Koikingu no Merodi” (Japanese: 新番組!?小さなコイキングのメロディ)
March 17, 2019
1055“Beauty is Only Crystal Deep!”  (Beauty and Nyarth!)
Transcription: “Byūtī ando Nyarth!” (Japanese: ビューティー・アンド・ニャース!)
March 24, 2019
1056“The Dealer of Destruction!”  (Emperor of Destruction Guzma!)
Transcription: “Hakai no Teiō Guzuma!” (Japanese: 破壊の帝王グズマ!)
March 31, 2019
1057“The Secret Princess!”  (Lilie and the Secret Mechanical Princess!)
Transcription: “Rīrie to Himitsu no Kikō Hime!” (Japanese: リーリエと秘密の機巧姫!)
April 7, 2019
1058“Drawn with the Wind!”  (Shaymin, Meltan, Nagisa! The Lost Explorers!!)
Transcription: “Sheimi, Merutan, Nagisa! Maigo no Tanken-tai! !” (Japanese: シェイミ、メルタン、ナギサ!迷子の探検隊!!)
April 14, 2019
1059“Aiming for the Top Floor!”  (Aim for the Top Floor! The Explosive Dragon Gym!!)
Transcription: “Saijōkai o Mezase! Bakuon no Doragonjimu! !” (Japanese: 最上階を目指せ!爆音のドラゴンジム!!)
April 21, 2019
1060“A High-Speed Awakening!”  (Superspeed Kuwagannon! The Awakening of Māmane!!)
Transcription: “Chōsoku no Kuwagannon! Māmane Kakusei! !” (Japanese: 超速のクワガノン!マーマネ覚醒!!)
April 28, 2019
1061“The One That Didn’t Get Away!”  (Suiren Fishes a Kyogre!?)
Transcription: “Suiren Kaiōga wo Tsuru!?” (Japanese: スイレン、カイオーガを釣る!?)
May 5, 2019
1062“A Recipe For Success!”  (Mao’s Valiant Effort! The Forest Pokémon Café!!)
Transcription: “Mao funtō! Mori no pokemon kafe! !” (Japanese: マオ奮闘!森のポケモンカフェ!!)
May 12, 2019
1063“Spying For The Big Guy!”  (You’re Being Watched! Rocket-Dan’s Alola Forms!!)
Transcription: “Kanshi shimasu! Roketto-dan arōra no su gata! !” (Japanese: 監視します!ロケット団アローラのすがた!!)
May 19, 2019
1064“A Fiery Training Camp Trick!”  (Master the Z-Move! Kaki’s Fierce Boot Camp!!)
Transcription: “Z Waza o kiwamero! Shakunetsu no kaki gasshuku! !” (Japanese: Zワザを極めろ!灼熱のカキ合宿!!)
May 26, 2019
1065“Living on the Cutting Edge!”  (Perfect Sharpness! Kamiturugi has Arrived!!)
Transcription: “Kireaji batsugun! Kamiturugi kenzan! !” (Japanese: 切れ味バツグン!カミツルギ見参!!)
June 2, 2019
1066“A Timeless Encounter!”  (Satoshi, Encounter Beyond Time!)
Transcription: “Satoshi, Toki wo koeta deai!” (Japanese: サトシ、時を超えた出会い!)
June 9, 2019
1067“Pikachu’s Exciting Adventure!”  (Pikachu’s Exciting Expedition!)
Transcription: “Pikachū no dokidoki tanken-tai!” (Japanese: ピカチュウのドキドキ探検隊!)
June 16, 2019
1068“Chasing Memories, Creating Dreams!”  (Gladio & Lillie! Chasing A Father’s Phantom!!)
Transcription: “Gurajio to Rīrie! Chichi no gen’ei o otte!!” (Japanese: グラジオとリーリエ!父の幻影を追って!!)
June 23, 2019
1069“League Offenders and Defenders!”  (The Curtain Rides! Alola Pokémon League!!)
Transcription: “Kaimaku! Arōra Pokemon Rīgu!!” (Japanese: 開幕!アローラポケモンリーグ!!)
June 30, 2019
1070“Battle Royal 151!”  (Brawl! Battle Royale 151!!)
Transcription: “Dai rantō! Batoru roiyaru 151!!” (Japanese: 大乱闘!バトルロイヤル151!!)
July 7, 2019
1071“Battling Besties!”  (Mao and Suiren! Super Full-Force Friendship Battle!!)
Transcription: “Mao to Suiren! Yūjō no zenryoku batoru!” (Japanese: マオとスイレン!友情のゼンリョクバトル!)
July 14, 2019
1072“The Battlefield of Truth and Love!”  (Musashi VS Kojirō! Battlefield of Truth and Love!!)
Transcription: “Musashi VS Kojirō! Ai to shinjitsu no batoru fīrudo!!” (Japanese: ムサシVSコジロウ!愛と真実のバトルフィールド!!)
July 21, 2019
1073“Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Strategy!”  (Overcome Junaiper!)
Transcription: “Junaipā o kōryaku seyo!” (Japanese: ジュナイパーを攻略せよ!)
July 28, 2019
1074“Battling on the Wing!”  (A Soaring Showdown! Brave Bird vs. Sky Attack!!)
Transcription: “Tori-jō kessen! Bureibubādo VS goddobādo!!” (Japanese: 鳥上決戦!ブレイブバードVSゴッドバード!!)
August 4, 2019
1075“The Road to the Semi-Finals!”  (Everybody’s Fully Powered! The Road to the Semi-Finals!!)
Transcription: “Min’na zenryoku! Junkesshō e no michi!!” (Japanese: みんなゼンリョク!準決勝への道!!)
August 11, 2019
1076“The Final Four!”  (The Semi-Finals! Kaki vs. Gladio!!)
Transcription: “Junkesshō! Kaki VS Gurajio!!” (Japanese: 準決勝!カキVSグラジオ!!)
August 18, 2019
1077“Getting Down to the Ire!”  (Rising Fire! There’s More Than One Rival!!)
Transcription: “Moeagaru honō! Raibaru wa hitori janai!!” (Japanese: 燃え上がる炎!ライバルはひとりじゃない!!)
August 25, 2019
1078“The Wisdom Not To Run!”  (Undefeated Emperor Guzma!!)
Transcription: “Muhai no teiō Guzuma!” (Japanese: 無敗の帝王グズマ!)
September 1, 2019
1079“Final Rivals!”  (The Finals! Ultimate Rival Showdown!!)
Transcription: “Kesshōsen! Saikyō raibaru taiketsu!!” (Japanese: 決勝戦!最強ライバル対決!!)
September 8, 2019
1080“Enter the Champion!!”  (The Rise of Alola’s Champion!!)
Transcription: “Tanjō! Arōra no hasha! !” (Japanese: 誕生!アローラの覇者!!)
September 15, 2019
1081“Z-Move Showdown!”  (Akuziking Invasion! The Great Z-Move Battle!!)
Transcription: “Akujikingu shūrai! Z-Waza daisakusen! !” (Japanese: アクジキング襲来!Zワザ大決戦!!)
September 22, 2019
1082“Exhibition Unmasked!”  (Final Battle! Satoshi vs. Kukui!!)
Transcription: “Fainaru batoru! Satoshi tai Kukui! !” (Japanese: ファイナルバトル!サトシ対ククイ!!)
September 29, 2019
1083“A Full Battle Bounty!”  (Burn! Swell Up! Full Battle!!!)
Transcription: “Moeru! Minagiru! ! Furubatoru! ! !” (Japanese: 燃える!みなぎる!!フルバトル!!!)
October 6, 2019
1084“Fiery Surprises!”  (Conclusion! Gaogaen vs. Nyaheat!!)
Transcription: “Ketchaku! Gaogaen VS Nyahīto! !” (Japanese: 決着!ガオガエンVSニャヒート!!)
October 13, 2019
1085“From Z to Shining Z!”  (Alola’s Strongest Z! Kapu-Kokeku VS Pikachu!!)
Transcription: “Arōra saikyō no Z! Kapu-kokeko VS Pikachū! !” (Japanese: アローラ最強のZ!カプ・コケコVSピカチュウ!!)
October 20, 2019
1086“Dreaming of the Sun and Moon!”  (The Sun, the Moon, and Everyone’s Dreams!)
Transcription: “Taiyō to tsuki to, min’na no yume!” (Japanese: 太陽と月と、みんなの夢)
October 27, 2019
1087“Thank you Alola! The Journey Continues!”  (Thank You, Alola! The Start of New Journeys!!)
Transcription: “Arigatou Arora! Sorezore no tabidachi!!” (Japanese: ありがとうアローラ!それぞれの旅立ち!!)
November 3, 2019

Arc 8: Galar

When Sun & Moon finished, the production team behind the anime series wanted to do something new; the result was Pokémon Journeys, the current season of the anime and the one that introduced the Galar region to the animated continuity. Ash and Pikachu are accompanied by a boy named Goh, as the three of them travel across all the regions of the world of Pokémon, introducing Galar in the process. This show changed some stereotypes about the series’ structure but we’ll have to wait and see how it all plays out, since we’re still on the arc’s first season, which started airing on November 17, 2019. As of December 21, 2020, a total of 53 episodes have been announced in Japan.

So far, all of the episodes that aired in Japan have also – or are going to – been aired globally. Here is a list of the episodes we know as of of December 21, 2020:

Pokémon Journeys

#Episode TitleAir Date
1088“Enter Pikachu!!”  (Pikachu is Born!)
Transcription: “Pikachū tanjō!” (Japanese: ピカチュウ誕生!)
November 17, 2019
1089“Legend? Go! Friends? Go!”  (Satoshi and Go, Let’s Go by Lugia!)
Transcription: “Satoshi to Gō, Rugia de Gō!” (Japanese: サトシとゴウ、ルギアでゴー!)
November 24, 2019
1090“Ivysaur’s Mysterious Tower”  (Fushigisō, Isn’t it Mysterious?)
Transcription: “Fushigisōtte Fushigidane?” (Japanese: フシギソウってフシギだね?)
December 1, 2019
1091“Settling the Scorbunny!”  (Let’s Go to the Galar Region! An Encounter with Hibanny!!)
Transcription: “Ikuze Gararu Chihō! Hibanī Tono Deai!!” (Japanese: 行くぜガラル地方!ヒバニーとの出会い!!)
December 8, 2019
1092“Mind-Boggling Gigantamax!”  (Kabigon Became Gigantic!? The Mystery of Daimax!!)
Transcription: “Kabigon Kyodai ka!? Daimakkusu no Nazo!!” (Japanese: カビゴン巨大化!?ダイマックスの謎!!)
December 15, 2019
1093“Working My Way Back to Mew!”  (Catch a Lot of Pokémon! The Path to Mew!!)
Transcription: “Pokémon Tairyō Getto Daze! Myū e no Michi!!” (Japanese: ポケモン大量ゲットだぜ!ミュウへの道!!)
December 22, 2019
1094“Serving Up the Flute Cup!”  (The Hoenn Region, Site of Fierce Fights! The Battle Frontier Challenge!!)
Transcription: “Gekitō no Hōen Chihō! Chōsen Batoru Furontia!!” (Japanese: 激闘のホウエン地方!挑戦バトルフロンティア!!)
December 29, 2019
1095“The Sinnoh Iceberg Race!!”  (Don’t Lose, Pochama! The Drift Ice Race in the Sinnoh Region!!)
Transcription: “Makeruna Potchama! Shinō Chihō no Ryūhyō Rēsu!!” (Japanese: 負けるなポッチャマ!シンオウ地方の流氷レース!!)
January 12, 2020
1096“Finding a Legend!”  (The Promise We Made that Day! The Houou Legend of the Johto Region!!)
Transcription: “Ano Hi no Chikai! Jōto Chihō no Hōō Densetsu!!” (Japanese: あの日の誓い!ジョウト地方のホウオウ伝説!!)
January 19, 2020
1097“A Test in Paradise!”  (The Kairyu Paradise, Hakuryu’s Ordeal!)
Transcription: “Kairyū no Rakuen, Hakuryū no Shiren!” (Japanese: カイリューの楽園、ハクリューの試練!)
January 26, 2020
1098“Best Friend … Worst Nightmare!”  (Koharu, Wanpachi, and Sometimes Gangar Too)
Transcription: “Koharu to Wanpachi to, Tokidoki, Gengā” (Japanese: コハルとワンパチと、時々、ゲンガー)
February 2, 2020
1099“Flash of the Titans!”  (Daimax Battle! Dande, The Greatest of Them All!!)
Transcription: “Daimakkusu Batoru! Saikyō Ōja Dande!!” (Japanese: ダイマックスバトル!最強王者ダンデ!!)
February 9, 2020
1100“The Climb to Be the Very Best!”  (Satoshi vs. Dande! The Road to the Strongest!!)
Transcription: “Satoshi tai Dande! Saikyō e no Michi! !” (Japanese: サトシ対ダンデ!最強への道!!)
February 16, 2020
1101“Raid Battle in the Ruins”  (First Visit to the Unova Region! Raid Battle in the Ruins!!)
Transcription: “Hatsu Isshu Chihō! Iseki de Reidobatoru! !” (Japanese: 初イッシュ地方!遺跡でレイドバトル!!)
February 23, 2020
1102“A Snow Day for Searching!”  (On a Snowy Day, Where Is Karakara’s Bone?)
Transcription: “Yuki no Hi, Karakara no Hone wa Doko?” (Japanese: 雪の日、カラカラのホネはどこ?)
March 1, 2020
1103“A Chilling Curse!”  (Satoshi is Cursed…!)
Transcription: “Norowareta Satoshi…!” (Japanese: 呪われたサトシ…!)
March 8, 2020
1104“Kicking It From Here Into Tomorrow!”  (Hibanny Use Your Flaming Kick! Face Tomorrow!!)
Transcription: “Hibanī, Honō no Kikku! Asunimukatte! !” (Japanese: ヒバニー、炎のキック!明日に向かって!!)
March 15, 2020
1105“Destination: Coronation!”  (Satoshi Participates! The Pokémon World Championships!!)
Transcription: “Satoshi Sansen! Pokémon Wārudo Chanpionshippusu! !” (Japanese: サトシ参戦!ポケモンワールドチャンピオンシップス!!)
March 22, 2020
1106“A Talent for Imitation!”  (I Am Metamon!)
Transcription: “Watashi wa Metamon!” (Japanese: ワタシはメタモン!)
March 29, 2020
1107“Dreams Are Made of These!”  (Go Towards Your Dream! Satoshi and Go!!)
Transcription: “Yume e Mukatte Gō! Satoshi to Gō!!” (Japanese: 夢へ向かってゴー!サトシとゴウ!!)
April 5, 2020
1108“Caring for a Mystery!”  (Hit Your Mark, Wave Guidance! Satoshi and the Mysterious Egg!)
Transcription: “Todoke-ha Shirube! Satoshi to Fushigina Tamago! !” (Japanese: とどけ波導!サトシと不思議なタマゴ!!)
April 12, 2020
1109“Goodbye, Friend!”  (Goodbye, Rabbifuto!)
Transcription: “Sayonara, Rabbifuto!” (Japanese: さよなら、ラビフット!)
April 19, 2020
1110“Panic in the Park!”  (A Massive Panic! Sakuragi Park!)
Transcription: “Dai Panikku! Sakuragi Pāku!” (Japanese: 大パニック!サクラギパーク!!)
June 7, 2020
1111“A Little Rocket R&R!”  (Take a Break! Rocket-Gang!)
Transcription: “Yasume! Roketto-dan!” (Japanese: 休め!ロケット団!!)
June 14, 2020
1112“A Festival Reunion!”  (A Battle Festival Exploding With Life! VS Mega Lucario!!)
Transcription: “Inochi Bakuhatsu Batoru Fesu! Buiesu Mega Rukario!!” (Japanese: 命爆発バトルフェス!VSメガルカリオ!!)
June 21, 2020
1113“Splash, Dash, and Smash for the Crown!”  (Jump! Koiking)
Transcription: “Hanero! Koikingu” (Japanese: はねろ!コイキング) / “Slowking’s Crowning!”  (Crown Yourself! Yadoking)
Transcription: “Kabure! Yadoking” (Japanese: かぶれ!ヤドキング)
June 26, 2020
1114“Toughing It Out!”  (A Heroic Legend! Dande’s Ultimate Battle!!)
Transcription: “Hideo Densetsu! Dande Saikyō Batoru! !” (Japanese: 英雄伝説!ダンデ最強バトル!!)
July 5, 2020
1115“Sobbing Sobble!”  (Sobbing Messon)
Transcription: “Mesomeso Messon” (Japanese: めそめそメッソン)
July 12, 2020
1116“There’s a New Kid in Town!”  (Electrifying Jealousy! Wanpachi’s Feelings)
Transcription: “Pachipachi Yaki Mochi! Wanpachi no Kimochi” (Japanese: パチパチやきもち!ワンパチのきもち)
July 19, 2020
1117“Betrayed, Bothered, and Beleaguered!”  (The Reluctant Pikachu and the Exasperated Barrierd)
Transcription: “Iyaiya Pikachū, Yareyare Bariyādo” (Japanese: いやいやピカチュウ、やれやれバリヤード)
July 26, 2020
1118“The Cuteness Quotient!”  (Hinbass and the Beautiful Scale)
Transcription: “Hinbasu no Kireina Uroko” (Japanese: ヒンバスのきれいなウロコ)
August 2, 2020
1119“Time After Time!”  (Celebi: A Timeless Promise)
Transcription: “Serebī Toki o Koeta Yakusoku” (Japanese: セレビィ 時を超えた約束)
August 9, 2020
1120“Trade, Borrow, and Steal!”  (Would You Like To Do a Pokémon Trade?)
Transcription: “Pokémon Kōkan Shimasenka?” (Japanese: ポケモン交換しませんか?)
August 16, 2020
1121“Solitary and Menacing!”  (The Solitary Fighter Saito! The Threatening Otosupus!!)
Transcription: “Kokō no Tōshi Saitō!Otosupasu no Kyōi! !” (Japanese: 孤高の闘士サイトウ!オトスパスの脅威!!)
August 23, 2020
1122“Gotta Catch a What?!”  (I’ll Get You, Pikachu!!)
Transcription: “Pikachu, Getto Daze!!” (Japanese: ピカチュウ、ゲットだぜ!!)
August 30, 2020
1123“Making Battles in the Sand!”  (Satoshi and Go, Crawl Up From the Sand Hell!)
Transcription: “Satoshi to Gō, Suna Jigoku Kara Hai Agare” (Japanese: サトシとゴウ、砂地獄から這い上がれ)
September 6, 2020
1124“I’m Back! Nice to Meet You, Alola!”
Transcription: “Tadaima! Hajimemashite, Arōra!” (Japanese: ただいま!はじめましてアローラ!)
September 13, 2020
1125“The Colossal Restoration and the Fossil Pokémon!”
Transcription: “Kiseki no Fukugen, Kaseki no Pokémon!” (Japanese: 奇跡の復元、化石のポケモン!)
September 20, 2020
1126“Satoshi VS Saito! Overcome Octopus Hold!”
Transcription: “Satoshi tai Saitō! Kōryaku Tako ga Tame!!” (Japanese: サトシ対サイトウ!攻略たこがため!!)
September 27, 2020
1127“VS Thunder! A Legendary Raid Battle!!”
Transcription: “Buiesu Sandā! Densetsu Reido Batoru!!” (Japanese: VSサンダー!伝説レイドバトル!!)
October 9, 2020
1128“The Great Pikachu Dubbing Operation!”
Transcription: “Pikachū Atereko Dai Sakusen!” (Japanese: ピカチュウ アテレコ大作戦!) / “Half, Numacraw.”
Transcription: “Hanbun, Numakurō.” (Japanese: 半分、ヌマクロー。)
October 16, 2020
1129“Sword & Shield I – “Slumbering Forest””
Transcription: “Sōdo Ando Shīrudo Ⅰ “Madoromi no Mori”” (Japanese: ソード&シールドⅠ 「まどろみの森」)
October 23, 2020
1130“Sword & Shield II – “Black Night””
Transcription: “Sōdo Ando Shīrudo Ⅱ “Burakku Naito”” (Japanese: ソード&シールドⅡ 「ブラックナイト」)
October 30, 2020
1131“Sword & Shield III – “Mugendaina””
Transcription: “Sōdo Ando Shīrudo Ⅲ “Mugendaina”” (Japanese: ソード&シールドⅢ 「ムゲンダイナ」)
November 6, 2020
1132“Sword & Shield IV – “The Ultimate Sword and Shield””
Transcription: “Sōdo Ando Shīrudo Ⅳ “Saikyō no Ken to Tate”” (Japanese: ソード&シールドⅣ 「最強の剣と盾」)
November 13, 2020
1133“Battle & Get! The Revival of Mewtwo”
Transcription: “Batoru Ando Getto! Myūtsū no Fukkatsu” (Japanese: バトル&ゲット!ミュウツーの復活)
November 20, 2020
1134“Pokémon Champion! Gluttony King Playoff!!”
Transcription: “Pokemon Chanpion! Ōgui-ō Kettei-sen!!” (Japanese: ポケモンチャンピオン!大食い王決定戦!!)
November 27, 2020
1135“A Close Call with Practically Pikachu!”
Transcription: “Hobo Hobo Pikachū Kiki Ippatsu!” (Japanese: ほぼほぼピカチュウ危機一髪!)
December 4, 2020
1136“Koharu and the Mysterious Mysterious Eievui!”
Transcription: “Koharu to Fushigina Fushigina Ībui!” (Japanese: コハルと不思議な不思議なイーブイ!)
December 11, 2020
1137“Galar’s Fossils! Stick ’em Together!!”
Transcription: “Gararu no Kaseki! Gatchanko!!” (Japanese: ガラルの化石!がっちゃんこ!!)
January 8, 2021
1138“Farfetch’d Great Trials! “
Transcription: “Kamonegi Ōinaru Shiren!” (Japanese: カモネギ大いなる試練!)
January 15, 2021
1139“Agricultural Experience! Where is Diglett?! “
Transcription: “Nōgyō Taiken! Diguda wa Dokoda!?” (Japanese: 農業体験!ディグダはどこだ!?)
January 22, 2021
1140“Get the Legend?! Find the Water’s God Protector Suicune!! “
Transcription: “Densetsu Getto!? Mizu no Shugoshin Suikun o Sagase!!” (Japanese: 伝説ゲット!?水の守護神スイクンを探せ!!)
January 29, 2021


Along with the already listed anime series and the spin-off series which are going to be presented in the next section of this article, the Pokémon franchise also has a series of 23 anime movies which are part of the same continuity, although they are not always directly related with the plot of the anime series itself. This section is going to give you a guide on how to watch these animated movies (Detective Pikachu, as it is not part of the same continuity, is not going to be included) in chronological order and in relation to the aforementioned arcs. If you want a list of the movies based on their official release dates, you can check the table at the beginning of our article.

We are going to list each movie in the series, give you some basic production information on each movie, a short synopsis and where it fits in into the continuity of the animated series. Before we commence, though, it is important that you know that the chronological viewing order of the movies is purely advisory, as the movie and anime continuities aren’t really matched up, despite being part of the same animated universe. This resulted in the movies almost never being referenced in the anime, which gives you certain liberties with the watching order.

Arc 1: Kanto movies

Officially, there are just three movies that fit into the Kanto arc, but since the third movie is just a 3D animation remake of the first one, it’s technically just one movie and its remake. This was the first-ever Pokémon movie and, interestingly enough, events from the movie were referenced in the anime, albeit in a very implicit way. The second movie was set during Ash’s and Pikachu’s adventures in the Orange Islands. These are the movies in question:

Pokémon The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back

Original Title: Pocket Monsters the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back (Japanese: 劇場版ポケットモンスター ミュウツーの逆襲)
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Screenplay: Takeshi Shudo
Release Date: July 18, 1998
Running Time: 75 minutes

The main criminal organization in the Pokémon world, Team Rocket, led by its leader, Giovanni, wishes a Pokémon as strong as no other to be used as a military weapon for the conquest of the world. Therefore, Giovanni finances the creation of a genetically powerful “super-clone” of the extremely rare and powerful Pokémon Mew. The project, codenamed Mewtwo, angers the creature that awakens and it destroys the laboratory, killing all the scientists in the process after discovering its origin. Giovanni arrives, trying to introduce himself and make Mewtwo his ally, making it believe that, in that manner, it is going to find its true purpose in life.

In the following weeks, Giovanni assigns Mewtwo to a wide selection of Team Rocket criminal operations including catching wild Pokémon, among others. Later, Mewtwo discovers Giovanni’s truth about its existence. Attempting to quell Mewtwo’s anger, Giovanni orders it to stop its actions, possibly further provoking Mewtwo’s fury, resulting in the destruction of Team Rocket’s base of operations. Mewtwo then abandons Giovanni and flies over the ruins of the laboratory where it was created. Mewtwo decides to find his own goal in life, and carry out its revenge on the humans by destroying all human life on Earth.

On the other hand, Ash Ketchum and his friends, Misty and Brock, receive an invitation to travel to a mysterious island near the coast called New Island to meet and face off in a traditional Pokémon battle against someone who is announced as the “greatest Pokémon Master in the world”. When Ash, Misty, and Brock finally reach New Island, they are guided by the Pokémon Master’s assistant to the main hall where only three trainers, named Corey, Fergus, and Neesha, made it to the island. Suddenly, the Master appears, and he is none other than Mewtwo.

Likewise, Mewtwo frees its assistant, Nurse Joy, from its control, and it is discovered that she is indeed the missing Nurse Joy mentioned earlier. Mewtwo challenges the Trainers to combat, awakening the Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise clones for battle. Corey’s Venusaur, Neesha’s Blastoise, and Ash’s Charizard fail to beat their clones, and as a “prize”, Mewtwo captures the trainers’ Pokémon with the intention of cloning them. Ash prepares to confront Mewtwo immediately by gathering the original Pokémon and preparing them to battle the clone army in battle. Ash tries to attack Mewtwo, but is fiercely thrown into a wall and saved only thanks to Mew’s intervention. Mewtwo seizes the opportunity and fights against Mew just as the natural Pokémon and the clones fight each other. Mew refuses to fight at first, avoiding the attacks of his rival.

When Mewtwo and Mew’s conflict reaches its climax, they launch their powers for a final confrontation, however, desperate to stop the fight, Ash throws himself in the middle of the confrontation receiving both attacks at the same time. In the centre of the arena, Ash collapses from the attack and his body turns to stone. Pikachu tries to wake Ash up using his electric attack to revive him, but sadly his efforts are in vain and this causes Pikachu to be filled with pain and cry for his friend.

Mewtwo is shocked by the event, and the other Pokémon also become saddened by the event. Their tears lead to an inexplicable miracle, as, apparently, the tears of the Pokémon are full of life, and thus Ash is revived by them. Mewtwo surrenders, having discovered that it doesn’t matter how one is born and that both the clones and the originals have value. Mewtwo then erases the memory of all those involved in these events and returns them to the place where they were before leaving for New Island. However, although Mewtwo erased Ash’s memories on New Island, he is still targeted by Giovanni, who performs another plan to try to capture and put Mewtwo under his will.

Chronology: Set somewhere between episodes 64 and 74 of the original Indigo League season; Ash has all the badges, which happened in episode 63, but has not yet fought in the League, which started with episode 75. A scene where Giovanni used Mewtwo in his gym was present in the anime, as well as in the movie.

Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution

Original Title: Mewtwo Strikes Back: EVOLUTION (Japanese: ミュウツーの逆襲 EVOLUTION)
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama, Motonori Sakakibara
Screenplay: Takeshi Shudo
Release Date: July 4, 2019
Running Time: 98 minutes

Synopsis: The plot for this movie is the same as for the original, with some additions to the plot.

Chronology: Set somewhere between episodes 64 and 74 of the original Indigo League season, just as the original movie it was based on.

Pokémon The Movie 2000: The Power of One

Original Title: Pocket Monsters the Movie: Revelation Lugia (Japanese: 劇場版ポケットモンスター 幻のポケモン ルギア爆誕)
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Screenplay: Takeshi Shudo
Release Date: July 17, 1999
Running Time: 82 minutes

The three legendary birds, Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres, on which the plot of the film relies heavily, are introduced by showing us the theme of a delicate balance between the forces of nature. If the power of balance between these three powerful forces were to be destroyed, chaos would ensue, causing the “Great Guardian” Lugia to rise from the depths of the seas to attempt to end the absurd destruction, only with the help of a “Chosen”, destined to save the world.

It is the ambition of a certain collector of Pokémon items to add Lugia to his collection by altering the balance of nature and summoning Lugia, believing himself capable of tame the beast once he has gathered the three legendary birds. Lawrence uses a technologically advanced airship to launch an ice attack on the Isle of Fire, the home of Moltres. The legendary bird fights in retaliation but is quickly captured. Meanwhile, Ash and his friends travel through the Orange Islands aboard a boat commanded by Maren, but a storm suddenly breaks out, knocking them off their course. After that, they will hit the island of Shamouti. By coincidence, they arrive just as an annual festival is held that honours the aforementioned legendary birds.

Ash agrees to play the role of the festival’s ceremonial “Chosen One,” and is tasked with retrieving three elemental spheres from the three nearby islands (the residences of Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres), and returning them to a temple, representing the union of the powers of Fire, Ice and Lightning. In Pallet Town, the storm that Ash and company found themselves in is proof that this weather was not an isolated incident, and the town experiences extreme and erratic weather changes (from brief to heavy rain, snow in mid-summer and even appearance of an aurora). Ash’s mother and Professor Oak notice that pokémon behave strangely (as they are more in sync with the forces of nature). With a sense of imminent danger they, along with Professor Ivy, head to the Orange Islands, which the pokémon have already headed to, as it appears to be the source of these annoyances.

Back in the Orange Isles, Ash and Maren go in search of the first sphere on the Isle of Fire, despite the advice of the festival maiden Melody and the horrendous weather outside. Blaming herself for what could happen to Ash, given the dire situation, Melody (along with Misty and Tracey) go after him. After Ash obtains the first sphere, the two groups meet, along with Team Rocket, who had slipped away in Melody’s boat. At that moment Zapdos appears, having claimed the Island of Fire as his own, in the absence of his counterpart Moltres. He and all the other characters are then captured by the airship as it descended.

When this occurs, Professor Oak, on his way to the Orange Islands, concludes that because the basic elemental forces of fire, ice, and lightning have been altered, there will be major catastrophes under the undercurrents of the ocean (home to Lugia), and that if order is not restored soon, these currents could end up flooding the entire planet. In his airship, Lawrence III explains his plan, but the other characters don’t really offer up any support. Using her previous knowledge of the legend, and having observed Lawrence III’s plan, Melody comes to the same conclusion as Professor Oak. The group is able to escape, using their Pokémon, freeing themselves as well as Moltres, who then frees Zapdos. Despite this, Zapdos and Moltres fight each other, destroying the airship. It crashes on Lightning Island.

Ash then gets the second sphere when the three legendary birds face off. The fighting, which threatens the lives of those involved, is stopped by Lugia, who rises from the deep sea to help try to restore peace. Lugia then takes Ash and his friends to the island on which the three spheres are to be placed (a task in which the fate of the world is literally at stake). Trying to stop the fight, Lugia faces the three feuding birds, but they defeat it and knock it down. Its life is restored by the song Melody plays. Once there, the Slowking who guards the temple tells the characters that Ash is actually the Chosen One who the legend tells of (“The world will turn into Ash” is a reference to Ash, although it was previously misunderstood by everyone).

However, Ash has yet to obtain the third missing sphere on Ice Island, with the three birds placed between them and their goal. Encouraged by Charizard, Squirtle, Bulbasaur and Snorlax, Ash and Pikachu, with the help Team Rocket and Lugia manage to obtain the third sphere. They then leave Lugia in an expected act of self-sacrifice. Lugia is suddenly captured by the collector and, in an attempt to break free of his bonds, Ash is thrown into the water between the two of the islands, very close to drowning, but then, an angry Lugia fires its most powerful attack at the collector’s airship, reducing it to rubble.

After being rescued by Misty and Tracey, Ash manages to bring the third sphere to the temple, and Melody and plays the song of Lugia, restoring harmony between the forces of nature. With the ordeal over, Ash and his friends leave Shamouti Island. At the end of the movie, Team Rocket is upset that they did something good but no one saw them, but the Slowking breaks the fourth wall telling them that a lot of people have been watching them, and points to the screen, apparently in reference to the viewers.

Chronology: Set somewhere between episodes 86 and 115, during Ash’s adventures in the Orange Islands; despite foreshadowing Generation II Pokémon, this movie still belongs to the Kanto arc narratively. Since Ash had his Lapras in this movie, it had to be set during the aforementioned episodes, between which Lapras travelled with Ash and his friends.

Arc 2: Johto movies

The Johto arc contains three feature-length movies and a special television movie aired as part of the second Johto season. Two of the feature-length movies tie directly into the Johto arc, while the third one foreshadows Generation III Pokémon. The special television movie is a sequel to the first Pokémon movie. The movies are:

Pokémon 3: The Movie – Spell of the Unown: Entei

Original Title: Pocket Monsters the Movie: Emperor of the Crystal Tower – ENTEI (Japanese: 劇場版ポケットモンスター 結晶塔の帝王 ENTEI)
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Screenplay: Takeshi Shudo, Hideki Sonoda
Release Date: July 8, 2000
Running Time: 74 minutes

Professor Spencer Hale, once one of Professor Oak’s best students and a close friend of the Ketchum family, is obsessed with uncovering the secret behind the mysterious Pokémon named Unown. One day he is called on the phone to go to work, since there seems to have been a discover in the ruins; that night, when his daughter named Molly gets ready to sleep, he shows her pictures from a book, in which she sees an Entei, and says that from now on it will be her favourite Pokémon.

The Professor goes to a desert and enters a cave where there are walls with strange letters, which he begins to photograph with the help of his laptop. Suddenly he finds some on the ground (which are in the shape of Unown), takes them to examine them and an Unown appears in front of him which then disappears; the letters begin to surround him and transport him to an unknown place. His assistant realizes that the scientist has disappeared and goes to warn Molly and the others.

She is very sad and they give her the strange letters that her father found. She takes some at random and forms the word DAD, and makes one wish: for her father to come back. Suddenly the letters come to life and crystals begin to form around it; she is surprised and tries to grab them when, suddenly, her favourite Pokémon, Entei, appears from the crystal. Molly assumes that this Entei is her father, as the crystal continues to expand throughout the house, a huge mansion.

Meanwhile, Ash Ketchum meets a trainer named Rin, whom he faces in a competitive Pokémon duel, which after a tough battle she manages to win. However, his pokémon get badly hurt and he quickly heads towards a Pokémon Center. While there, he decides to eat with his friends when, suddenly, he comes up with the idea that they should travel to a very beautiful place, full of flowers for Misty, Pokémon for himself and many girls for Brock. When they get there, they find everything covered with glass, while the television cameras were recording everything for the news.

Meanwhile, Delia Ketchum, Ash’s mother who is watching the news, gets scared when she sees Ash and goes along with Professor Oak to that place to see what is happening. When Ash’s mother sees him, she runs to hug him. The cameras record this and the girl, who is in the crystal mansion watching the news, tells Entei that she wants a mother too. At that moment, Entei leaves the mansion and takes Ash’s mother away, right in front of Ash and the television cameras. Entei then brainwashes Delia into believing that she is Molly’s mother, causing Ash to enter the mansion on a rescue mission to not only save Delia, but also to avoid the increasingly destructive powers of the Unown. who are more and more manipulated by Molly’s impulses and feelings, crystallizing more and more the environment within the mansion area.

Molly notices Ash, Brock, and Misty trying to enter the mansion. Delia sees them the same way and when she looks at Ash, she snaps out of her trance. Molly proceeds to deal with the intruders by approaching them with a projection of her own. When Brock says that she is very young, Molly “grows” herself older with the power of Entei. Brock challenges her to a Pokémon battle first, but loses against her own versions of some super powerful Pokémon, called Crystal Pokémon, created by Entei. Ash and Misty head to the next stairs where the older Molly finds them again, but this time Misty challenges her. Surprised that Misty is not old enough to be a Gym Leader, Molly readjusts her age to match Misty’s. She also changes the sand to an underwater location, but despite this advantage, Misty loses to Molly’s Crystal Pokémon.

Climbing the last flight of stairs, Ash finally finds Delia with the real Molly, who was sleeping. Delia is surprised to see Ash and with him, she tries to convince Molly to leave her and return to reality. However, Ash is confronted by Entei who violently defends Molly’s feelings. Forced to fight, Ash uses Totodile and Cyndaquil against Entei but the two are easily defeated. Pikachu, however, manages to have a brave fight against Entei. Ash’s Charizard, who saw him in trouble on Liza’s television earlier, decides to help him, returning from the Charizific Valley to save Ash and Pikachu after Entei sent them flying. Ash then rides Charizard and a spectacular battle begins.

Charizard is more than a match for Entei, and the two Pokémon give everything they have against each other. At one point, Ash tries to talk to Entei to convince it not to fight and do what is best for Molly, but Entei continues fighting. Just when Entei is about to unleash a powerful attack to finish off Charizard, Molly stops it, and decides that she wants to live in reality again. Unfortunately, the Unown begin to lose control of their combined psychic powers after supercharging on Molly’s feelings. Entei is forced to attack them in order to restore peace.

With the help of Pikachu and Charizard, Entei manages to penetrate the Unown’s shield and then stops their spell by hitting them with a Flare attack. Entei tries to say goodbye to Molly, telling her to keep it close to her dreams and then it dies. The Unown return to their dimension, freeing Professor Hale in the ruins where he disappeared. The group leaves and finds that the place has returned to normal. Team Rocket, trapped in a tower with Wobbuffet for the entire movie, announce that they’ll try to be heroes next time and wave their classic yell goodbye. In the credits, Charizard returns to the Charizific Valley, and Molly acquires a real Teddiursa as well as the return of her mother and her father.

Chronology: Set somewhere between episodes 156 and 165, which places it between The Johto Journeys and Johto League Champions; we know that because Brock used his Zubat in the movie and in episode 165, his Zubat evolved into Golbat.

Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns

Original Title: Pocket Monsters: Mewtwo! I Am Here ‘MEWTWO SAGA (Japanese: ポケットモンスター ミュウツー! 我ハココニ在リ MEWTWO SAGA)
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama, Masamitsu Hidaka
Screenplay: Takeshi Shudo
Release Date: December 30, 2000
Running Time: 74 minutes

Mewtwo, his heart having been softened by the selfless example of the human named Ash Ketchum back in his birthland in the eastern Kanto region, has now traveled to the western region of Johto in search of a location that is unreachable by the prying eyes and harsh judgments of humans for the sake of his band of cloned Pokémon, with whose welfare Mewtwo is solely concerned. He eventually finds the perfect hideaway: a huge mountain named Mt. Quena, surrounded by steep cliffs that are practically impossible to scale, but in its top is a forest and a freshwater lake that makes for a near-utopia for all the Bug Pokémon living there. This is a perfect fit for Mewtwo’s band, so thus they settle in the top of Mt. Quena and begin a new, safe life, with Mewtwo watching over as their guardian, as he feels they cannot belong in the world as they were not born in it (he seems particularly close to the Pikachu and Meowth clones, possibly reflecting how important their templates were in his change of heart).

At the end of the first movie, Mewtwo erased all memory of the events from all those involved. However, due to his not being on New Island at the time, Giovanni has not forgotten about Mewtwo, and has been concocting a military plan of assault upon wherever Mewtwo has settled to take the Pokémon back for himself. He at last locates Mewtwo in his new mountain retreat and begins his operation to assault and capture Mewtwo and bend his will to Giovanni’s. The Team Rocket combat unit heads towards Mt. Quena.

Ash and his friends and Pikachu, on their Pokémon journey as always, are now passing through the area around Mt. Quena, but complications with the weather and the bus service force them to stay at a cabin at the foot of the mountain, where they would meet the Pokémon naturalists Luna Carson and Cullen Calix and the spunky young girl Domino who works for a Pokémon institute. But then a break-in and attempted thievery of Pikachu by the classic antics of the Team Rocket trio Jessie, James, and Meowth, and soon a series of turbulent events involving a scuffle on a hot air balloon, leads everyone into the airspace of Mt. Quena.

There everyone sees the approaching Combat Unit, and Domino, climbing up into the balloon to confront the trio, revealed herself of being in league with Team Rocket Organization as elite Agent 009 (or, as she calls herself, The Black Tulip). Despite being in the same organization as Jessie, James and Meowth, she commented to the lower-in-ranks trio of being a bunch of losers before popping their balloon and sending everyone else plummeting onto the mountain while she returns to Giovanni to report on Mewtwo’s status. Giovanni’s operation to capture Mewtwo begins in earnest, with Ash and his friends and enemies caught up in the core of it. Giovanni eventually succeeds in capturing Mewtwo with the threat that the other Pokémon clones would be his to capture and experiment if Mewtwo didn’t comply. With Ash and the Pokémon Clones in custody, Giovanni’s operation is successful, and he immediately capitalizes by ordering the construction of a new Team Rocket base on the mountain.

The characters and all other cloned Pokémon that attempted to protect Mewtwo are then locked away in a prison cell, along with two mother Pokémon attempting to protect their offspring. While in the cell Meowth translates what the other Pokémon are saying: “They’re coming… and they’re very angry. They’re mad at whoever is polluting the lake and they’ve come to stop them.” Domino eventually releases Jessie and James and demotes them to janitorial work for the new base.

Giovanni’s greed for new Team Rocket bases becomes his worst mistake; without warning, a swarm of furious Bug Pokémon (that Meowth was referring to) from the mountain sabotages the Team Rocket base that is polluting the freshwater lake, and the ensuing chaos allows Ash and everyone with him to escape and scatter. Ash rushes over to Mewtwo, believing that this is the first time he’s seen Mewtwo, and he and Brock try to free Mewtwo from the machines that are suppressing his mind and body, partly as thanks for Mewtwo protecting Pikachu earlier. However, Mewtwo is weak from using what was left of his power and strength to destroy the machines that held him, putting his life force in jeopardy, but Ash carries Mewtwo away from Giovanni’s battle while Brock, Misty and the other clones along with the bug Pokémon keep Team Rocket occupied.

Mewtwo asks Ash why he’s helping him, to which Ash replies that you don’t need a reason to help someone in trouble. Mewtwo reflects that Ash may be one-of-a-kind, but Ash says that everyone is. As they reach the heart of the mountain, Ash throws Mewtwo into a healing spring that restores his power, prompting Mewtwo to finally accept that he is a real Pokémon, as the water affects him just as it affected others. The Pokémon clone rises and uses all his psychic powers to move the lake and the spring underground, and then uses his mind-erasing powers to clear Giovanni’s mind of Mewtwo, the clones, and Mt. Quena. Team Rocket are transported away from the mountain, with the exception of Jessie, James and Meowth, who had hidden in a cave during the battle.

Ash, Meowth and various Pokémon convince Mewtwo not to erase their minds as well, because though Mewtwo would mean well to do so to keep knowledge of this natural sanctuary hidden from the destructive tendencies of humanity, Ash assures that he would permanently keep the mountain’s secret unrevealed at any rate. Mewtwo agrees and personally thanks Ash for all his help and understanding, and he departs on his own as all the Clone Pokémon leave to lead life as natural Pokémon in the wild, sending Ash and co. in a Pikachu balloon and Jessie, James and Meowth in their Meowth balloon. As Ash, Misty and Brock were walking through a city, Ash hears Mewtwo’s voice say “I will remember you always” (In the Japanese version, he says “I am here”, a reference to the title). The narrator concludes the movie with the rumors of a Pokémon who traversed the city at night.

Chronology: This special television movie was released between episodes 180 and 181, according to our list of The Johto Champions episodes; it is a direct sequel to Mewtwo Strikes Back, set some time after the original plotline.

Pokémon 4Ever – Celebi: Voice of the Forest

Original Title: Pocket Monsters the Movie: Celebi A Timeless Encounter (Japanese: 劇場版ポケットモンスター セレビィ 時を越えた遭遇(であい))
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Screenplay: Hideki Sonoda
Release Date: July 7, 2001
Running Time: 79 minutes

The film focuses on Celebi, who travels to the future with a young man named Sam when they are being chased by a hunter. Ash, Misty, Brock, and Pikachu are heading to the next gym on their journey through the Johto region and are helped by a man named Maki, who takes them to his hometown of Arborville. They see a Suicune (who was the first Pokémon that Ash saw in Johto). When they plan to enter a forest that is claimed to have many rare Pokémon, they are warned by an elderly woman about the “Voice of the Forest”, which can remove a person and take them to a different period in time.

Ash and the group find the Voice of the Forest and find Sam in the forest, but Celebi had already fled. Sam wakes up and discovers that he is 40 years in the future from where he was. He, Ash, and the others look for Celebi and find it in a tree. After trying to convince it that there is no danger, the group manages to win Celebi’s trust. They meet a member of Team Rocket, the Iron Masked Marauder, who tries to capture Celebi. Jessie and James also team up with the Iron Masked Marauder to capture Celebi. The heroes take Celebi to its home, the Lake of Life, where it is healed by water.

The group spends the night in the forest. The next day, Celebi is captured and turned evil by a special type of PokéBall, the Dark Ball, a PokéBall with special powers that will enhance the powers of the captured Pokémon and turn them evil. The Marauder orders Celebi to create a giant dragon made from parts of the forest. The heroes, and Meowth with James (Jessie was caught by the dragon), go after Celebi in Maki’s flying boat, but are shot down by the evil Celebi’s attacks. The Marauder tries to kill Ash and Sam, but Suicune saves them.

Onix and Suicune battle the Marauder’s evil Tyranitar, while Ash, Sam, and Pikachu climb the dragon and manage to return Celebi’s memories, successfully bringing Celebi back to normal. With the destruction of the dragon, Jessie and the Marauder fall into a lake. The other heroes reach the edge of the lake and find Ash and Sam with Celebi, who suddenly falls unconscious. Ash and Sam discover that Celebi has died and they all cry. However, the Voice of the Forest materializes in the sky and thousands of Celebi appear and resurrect Sam’s Celebi. The Marauder appears and abducts Celebi by fleeing with a rocket belt, but Ash and Pikachu hold onto him as he flies away. Pikachu destroys the Marauder’s machine and they fall to the ground, but Celebi saves them.

The Marauder falls to the forest floor and is confronted by the old woman, her granddaughter Diana, and Maki. Celebi prepares to take Sam back in time. He has an emotional goodbye with Ash and leaves. Later, Ash and his friends talk to Professor Oak who tells Ash that he and Sam will be friends forever. After the call ends, Misty wonders how Oak knows Sam’s name, since they hadn’t told her. Oak then reflects on the event, saying that it seems like everything happened yesterday. The credits end with Tracey cleaning Oak’s room and finding Sam’s sketchbook, which contains a faded drawing of Pikachu and Celebi. The reason is that Sam was currently the young version of Professor Oak, whose first name is Samuel.

Chronology: Set somewhere between episodes 201 and 209 of The Johto Challenges Season; we know this because Ash uses his Bayleef in the movie, and he obtained it in episode 201.

Pokémon Heroes: Latios and Latias

Original Title: Pocket Monsters the Movie: The Guardians of Altomare (Japanese: 劇場版ポケットモンスター 水の都の護神 ラティアスとラティオス)
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Screenplay: Hideki Sonoda
Release Date: July 13, 2002
Running Time: 71 minutes

The film is set in the Venetian-esque city of Alto Mare, protected by the dragon siblings Latias and Latios. Their father, also a Latios, is said to have saved the city from an evil Pokémon Trainer and their Kabutops and Aerodactyl whilst transforming the city’s streets into canals. The citizens built the Defence Mechanism of Alto Mare (or “D.M.A.” for short) to protect the city if necessary, but have never had to use it. The father Latios died, leaving behind the Soul Dew, said to contain his own soul and can power the D.M.A.

In the present day, Team Rocket agents Annie and Oakley acquire a book detailing the history of Alto Mare, plotting to control the D.M.A. Ash, Misty, and Brock are touring by and see an invisible Latias. Annie and Oakley stalk Latias, who disguises herself as a human girl, trying to capture her using their Espeon and Ariados. Ash and Pikachu come to the rescue, guiding Latias to safety but she vanishes when Ash’s back is turned.

Visiting the museum, the trio meet the curator Lorenzo who details Alto Mare’s history, the D.M.A., and the fossilized Pokémon on display. Ash spots a girl, Bianca, who resembles Latias’ disguise, and chases her across the city, but she does not recognise him. Latias herself appears, guiding Ash and Pikachu to a hidden garden where she and Latios live, protected by Lorenzo and Bianca, his granddaughter. While Pikachu plays with Latias and Latios, Lorenzo shows Ash the Soul Dew, unaware that Annie and Oakley’s drone has infiltrated the sanctuary.

That night, Annie and Oakley sneak into the garden, successfully capturing Latios and the Soul Dew, but Latias escapes. Bianca and Lorenzo attempt to stop the thieves from using the D.M.A. but are captured, the Soul Dew and Latios are used to power the machine. Latias goes to Ash for help, with Latios’ “Sight Sharing” ability allowing them to witness the events in the museum. Oakley becomes power hungry, using the D.M.A. to resurrect Kabutops and Aerodactyl, and initiates a citywide lockdown to prevent interference. Ash, Pikachu and Latias evade the lockdown, racing to the museum while being pursued by the fossilised Pokémon.

Oakley tries to drown Ash, Pikachu and Latias, but the latter’s psychic powers cause the D.M.A. to go out of control. Reaching the museum, the trio rescue Latios and shut down the machine. However, Annie tries to take the blackened Soul Dew, which shatters, causing all of the city’s water to flow out and return as a tidal wave. Latias and Latios combine their powers to stop the wave, Latios giving his life in the process. Kabutops and Aerodactyl perish again, while Annie and Oakley remain trapped in the D.M.A..

Ash and friends find Latias, realising Latios has died, but they share one last vision as he passes away. Several days later, Ash, Misty and Brock get ready to leave Alto Mare, saying goodbye to Lorenzo, but Bianca does not appear. On their way out of the city, they spot Bianca on the docks but she isn’t wearing her hat (the usual difference between Bianca and Latias). The girl gives Ash a sketch of him and Pikachu, kisses him on the cheek, and leaves without saying a word, but Ash bids “her” goodbye anyway. Whether the girl was Bianca or Latias is left to the viewer.

Chronology: Set somewhere between episodes 247 and 257 of the Master Quest season; we know this because Misty obtained her Politoed in episode 247 (which appears in the movie), while Ash got the Larvitar egg in episode 257 (which does not appear in the movie). This movie foreshadowed Generation III Pokémon.

Arc 3: Hoenn movies

The Hoenn arc movies began in 2003, although the Pokémon from this Generation have already been announced in an earlier movie. The Hoenn arc encompasses a total of four feature-length animated movies, as well as a special television movie that continues the so-called “Mewtwo Saga”. Here are the movies:

Pokémon: Jirachi—Wish Maker

Original Title: Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation the Movie: The Wishing Star of Seven Nights: Jirachi (Japanese: 劇場版ポケットモンスターアドバンスジェネレーション 七夜の願い星 ジラーチ)
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Screenplay: Hideki Sonoda
Release Date: July 19, 2003
Running Time: 81 minutes

The story revolves around the Millennium Comet, which appears in the night sky for seven days once every thousand years. It is, at the same time, when the legendary Pokémon, Jirachi awakens from a long slumber to absorb the energy of the comet. This energy, in turn, is put into the Earth itself, in an area which is known as Forina. This time, however, a wizard named Butler, along with his longtime girlfriend Diane, discover the stone that Jirachi was locked in, and which he later takes with him to his show.

It is believed that in the days when Jirachi is on earth, he is capable of granting people’s wishes (and that this pokémon is capable of performing the teleportation technique on anything). In the celebration of the Millennium Comet, Ash Ketchum and his friends appear, and they begin to arrive at a festival where May buys a seven-panel star that is said to be the novelty of granting a wish to a person if it is a closed group for each night that the comet appears.

When Ash and Max accidentally volunteer for one of Butler’s magic tricks, Max introduces himself to Jirachi, who takes a liking to him to be his caretaker and who speaks to him via telepathy, and soon the four of the main characters, see it being awoken from its thousand-year slumber. Butler’s intentions are soon made visible to everyone, mainly Diane: Butler was a scientist from Team Magma, who is trying to resurrect the legendary Pokémon Groudon, but he had been expelled. Butler had devised a perfect system, but could not find the necessary amount of power. To this end, he wished to use the energy of Jirachi for his own purposes.

Seeing this danger, the Pokémon Absol, whose presence usually indicates impending disaster, has Diana and Jirachi in custody. Together with Ash and friends, they decide to take care of Jirachi, who had selected Max as his companion of care. Without them, Butler had an idea to track down the vehicle in which Jirachi, Ash, May, Max and Brock were with Jirachi, and in which Butler later manages to capture him. When Butler sets his plan in motion, however, he was interrupted by Max and Ash during the cosmic radiation process. Instead of Groudon, in its place arrives a terrible developing beast that begins absorbing the force and life of practically every living thing in sight. When Diane is captured by Groudon, Butler, realizes his relationship with Diane is what is very important to him, and, with Ash and Max’s help, is able to reverse the process and to return everything to normal.

Eventually, Jirachi reabsorbs the energy used to create Groudon and saves everyone.

Chronology: Set somewhere between episodes 280 and 323, which means that it might be part of either the Advanced or the Advanced Challenge season; we know this because May’s Torchic only knows Ember and Peck in the movie and not Quick Attack, which it learned in episode 323.

Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys

Original Title: Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation the Movie: Deoxys the Visitor (Japanese: 劇場版ポケットモンスター アドバンスジェネレーション 裂空の訪問者 デオキシス)
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Screenplay: Hideki Sonoda
Release Date: July 17, 2004
Running Time: 81 minutes

During an expedition to the North Pole, Professor Lund witnesses a polar aurora phenomenon. Shortly thereafter a meteor hits the ice, causing an impact that scares a pack of Walrein and Sealeo who charge Tory, son of Professor Lund. After rescuing the child, Deoxys emerges from the crash site. The Pokémon probes the ground and retrieves a crystal-covered in snow. However, Deoxys was attacked by the Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza, who felt threatened by the Pokémon’s intrusion into the ozone layer, and lost the green crystal. After an intense battle that destroys Professor Lund’s equipment, Deoxys is hit by an attack from Rayquaza and dissolves into a crystal that ends up in the depths of the sea. Considering itself the winner, the Stratosphere Pokémon returns to defend Earth.

Four years later, in a laboratory in LaRousse, Professor Lund’s team of researchers is about to bring to life the green crystal he recovered at the pole, but the experiment fails due to damage to a component. However, the attempt will result in the awakening of the Pokémon buried by the ice. Around the same time Ash Ketchum, Brock, May and Max arrive in the tech city of LaRousse, followed at a distance by Jessie and James of Team Rocket and their Meowth, aboard a submarine in the shape of Magikarp. The city of LaRousse presents bins that recognize the presence of waste and open automatically. Two examples of Plusle and Minun, discovering the mechanism, begin to play with the technological object, however, they end up overturning its content.

A Generation IV Pokémon, Munchlax, straightens the container and tries in vain to kick an empty bottle into the bin. After collecting their passports to use in the city of LaRousse, Ash attempts to travel to the Battle Tower but ends up on a treadmill facing the wrong direction. After falling, he is recovered from Rafe’s Blaziken. The coach will show him where the building is. Ash challenges Rafe, while the others meet his sisters Audrey and Kathryn, Rebecca and Sid, a trainer who has a crush on May. While his friends visit the Battle Tower, Ash wants to rush to sign up, however, he ends up in the library where he meets Tory. The boy runs away frightened at the sight of Pikachu and takes refuge in the elevator. Ash, however, follows him and ends up signing up with him for the meeting, preventing Rebecca from participating with her Metagross in the competition.

In the stands, Vera, Brock and Max watch the match. Professor Lund is also informed that his son is attending a Pokémon encounter. Rafe sets up his Blaziken and Sid his Blastoise, while Ash sends Pikachu onto the battlefield. When it was Tory’s turn, Tory explained to Ash that he is not a trainer and does not have any Pokémon, but Ash offered him the Poké Ball containing his Torkoal. However, due to Tory’s memories, Ash and his Pokémon will be defeated. At the end of the meeting, Tory runs away and Yuko explains the boy’s situation to Ash and his friends. Meanwhile, a Plusle catches Tory’s attention, as it seeks help freeing Minun, trapped in another electronic waste bin. With the help of a stick, he rescues the Electric Pokémon, however, he flees in terror when Minun tries to hug him. Ash witnessed the scene and decided he wants to help him overcome his fear of Pokémon. Munchlax will also be able to hit the basket, again raised from the ground, throwing a bottle at it.

Tory returns to the laboratory garden and has a conversation with a strange floating entity, which is hidden from Ash’s sight. The others witness a Northern Lights caused by the Deoxys, which arrived in LaRousse. Team Rocket also roams the city, looking for food. They manage to find a hamburger vending machine, but attempting to access the food without having a passport, they are attacked by robots. Ash follows Tory who is afraid of Wingull first and later of Pikachu himself. When the boy loses his temper and is about to attack Tory, Vera and Brock intervene to divide them. The latter has an idea: he organizes a banquet for Pokémon, also inviting wild Seedot, Shroomish and Zigzagoon, but the attempt to bring the Pokémon closer to Tory fails. Lunch is ruined by Munchlax, but Pikachu manages to share a bowl with Plusle and Minun.

Deoxys, however, has blurred vision due to the magnetic fields caused by technological objects. While searching for the crystal, he attacks a group of Murkrow and one of Seel and causes the escalators and fountains to break. Rayquaza is drawn to the movements of the Legendary Pokémon and travels to LaRousse. During the evening, Ash and his friends organize a party with the Pokémon that also entertained Tory, but ultimately unable to pet Pikachu due to Corphish’s meddling. The next day, Tory introduces his friends to the strange entity in his father’s laboratory. Meanwhile, the city falls into panic due to the arrival of Rayquaza and the effects of the Deoxys attacks that first cause breakdowns to the treadmills and street lamps and finally the interruption of electricity supply through wind turbines. Despite LaRousse’s attempts to evacuate, some citizens are kidnapped by clones of Deoxys, while Tory and her friends remain first locked in the laboratory and later attacked by copies of the legendary Pokémon, who also manage to take away Sid and his Blastoise.

Eventually, the boys and Yuko will take refuge in a dungeon, which will also be found by Plusle, Minun and Munchlax. Yuko will tell the boys the story of Deoxys and later will keep an eye on Vera, Max and the sisters, while the others share the tasks: Ash, Brock and Tory will look for water and food, while Rebecca and Rafe will try to determine where they are being held. Pikachu will be able, with a jolt, to cause the hamburger dispenser to spill food. However, this action will attract the Deoxys clones who will try to attack the boys. Plusle and Minun will try to defend them, but the latter will be kidnapped by one of the doubles. The boys will finally manage to escape and find bottles of water. Back at the base, the protagonists are again attacked and will move near the laboratory.

Seeing the crystal and its strange light effect, Rebecca and Yuko begin to understand: Deoxys is looking for its mate and behaves in that way as it wants to eliminate all obstacles to its field of vision. To regenerate Tory’s friend, however, electricity is required. The boys and their Pokémon manage to rescue the trapped LaRousse population. Also with the help of Team Rocket, it will be possible to reactivate the turbines and the experiment will be brought to an end, with the appearance of a new Deoxys who rushes to meet the other specimen, engaged in the fight against Rayquaza. The three-way battle between Rayquaza and the two Deoxys causes a tilt in LaRousse’s security system. The city is engulfed by blocks that overhang even the battling Legendary Pokémon. To disable the system, someone needs to show their passport to the central system.

Ash and Tory get on the hamburger machine but are thrown by Munchlax, hidden inside in the act of eating. The evolution of the Pokémon into Snorlax, however, will allow Ash and Pikachu to get closer to the system. However, when Ash attempts to show the passport, it falls and is buried by the cubes. Thanks to a providential gesture from Pikachu, Ash managed to grab Tory’s passport and temporarily disable the system, allowing Agent Jenny to completely disable it. As the blocks no longer receive current, Plusle and Minun risk falling, but are grabbed by Tory, who is saved by Deoxys. The other Deoxys will take care of Pikachu and Ash. Eventually, Tory has gained confidence in Pokémon and is no longer frightened when Plusle and Minun climb onto his shoulders. The two Deoxys return to space and Rayquaza resumes its place in the ozone layer.

Chronology: Set somewhere between episodes 334 and 342 of the Advanced Challenge season; in the movie, Ash is shown to have a Torkoal, which he obtained in episode 334, but not a Grovyle, into which his Treecko evolved in episode 342.

Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew

Original Title: Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation the Movie: Mew and the Wave Hero (Japanese: 劇場版ポケットモンスターアドバンスジェネレーション ミュウと波導の勇者 ルカリオ)
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Screenplay: Hideki Sonoda
Release Date: July 16, 2005
Running Time: 100 minutes

Ash arrives at Cameron Palace, where a festival is held in honour of Sir Aaron, an ancient hero who prevented a war that was about to start outside the Tree of Beginnings. At the festival, Ash competes in a tournament at the Cameron Palace and wins, becoming the “Guardian of the Aura” for that year. As part of the celebration, Ash is granted Sir Aaron’s things, which also contain his partner Pokémon, Lucario, whom Sir Aaron had sealed before stopping the war.

However, Pikachu (and Meowth) is taken by Mew to the “Tree of Beginnings” or “Genesis”, when an adventurer named Kidd tries to put a tag on the legendary Pokémon using her Weavile. During the party, Sir Aaron’s staff begins to shine and Lucario comes out, believing that the kingdom is still at war but the queen makes him understand what happened, Lucario told Ash that he mistook him for Sir Aaron because they have the same aura. Mew never returns what he takes so Ash must go find it, while Team Rocket decides to follow them to steal the Pokémon.

Naturally, Ash, with the help of Lucario and his power to sense the aura, follows Mew to the Tree of Beginnings to rescue Pikachu. But there is a problem. After being sealed, Lucario has completely lost his trust for humans and believes that Sir Aaron left the kingdom and is not a hero. After Ash gains Lucario’s trust, they enter the tree but are attacked by Regirock, Regice and Registeel, the guardians of the tree who see potential threats in them. They enter the tree and are attacked by the tree’s defence system, a mechanism made of a type of white blood cells, due to Kidd. These cells are able to transform them into Pokémon fossils such as Aerodactyl and then absorb the threat. When Ash and his group are sucked into the tree (but first let go of their Pokémon so they don’t die like them), Mew saves them by reasoning with the tree’s defence system, but is incredibly weakened in the process. To save Mew and the tree, Lucario and Ash combine their Auras to reverse the tree’s self-destruction.

Lucario pushes Ash before completing the process so that Ash does not end up giving up his soul to obtain the Aura. Later, a “flower of time” shows a memory of Aaron sacrificing himself to stop the war. Before Aaron died (in the memory), he tells how Lucario was his closest friend and that he will miss him, and then he dies, making it clear that the reason Aaron sealed Lucario was to make sure he didn’t die with him. Unfortunately, this means that Lucario dies and goes with Aaron to another plane of existence, his last words are “You are also my best friend”.

The dramatic ending concludes the story with all the characters learning important lessons in trust, sacrifice, and love. Although (according to the movie) Lucario sacrifices himself to save the Tree of Beginnings, whether he really died is unknown, because at the end of the credits, he and Sir Aaron appear together eating a chocolate bar. However, this could be explained as that they are enjoying their other life, or that they did not actually die.

Chronology: Set somewhere between episodes 358 and 384, meaning that it could be part of either Advanced Challenge or Advanced Battle; in the film, Ash did not have Snorunt, which he obtained in episode 384, so the film had to be set before that event.

Pokémon: The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon

Original Title: The Terrifying Mirage Pokémon (Japanese: 戦慄のミラージュポケモン)
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama, Masamitsu Hidaka
Screenplay: Shinzo Fujita
Release Date: April 29, 2006
Running Time: 60 minutes

Ash, May, Max, Brock and Pikachu are walking through the forest. Ash has received a letter in which he is asked to come to Dr. Yang’s lab to test a brand new combat system there. When they arrive at the castle, they all see buttons on the ground and see Professor Oak and Misty standing. They have also received a letter. Dr. Yang introduces himself and shows off his new combat system. It is an illusion field and the buttons on the ground cause Mirage Pokémon to appear. The data found allows him to show each Pokémon and also imitate its sound and movements like the real Pokémon.

Ash wants a fight, but Misty comes first. When they get to the battlefield, Misty and her Staryu fight Dr. Yang and his Aggron. Misty opens with a Bubble Bream and lands a direct hit. However, it has no effect and Aggron easily defeats Staryu with Sandstorm, Thunderbolt and Bullet Rain. Dr. Yang says Mirage Pokémon can do whatever attacks they want because they consist of data. It’s Ash’s turn to fight Aggron. Suddenly, Aggron stops and disappears. Dr. Yang’s control system explodes in his hand and the Mirage Pokémon appear behind him.

Suddenly a man appears on the balcony who calls himself the “Mirage Master”. The Mirage Pokémon attack and kidnap Dr. Yang. Mew watches. The others flee outside because they are safe there and the illusion field only reaches the castle. Ash, May, Max, Brock and Misty get out in time, but Professor Oak is caught by an Aerodactyl and taken away. Professor Oak is guarded by the Mirage Pokémon and the “Mirage Master” asks him what the code of Professor Oak’s database is. Oak refuses to give it to him. Mew watches from a distance again. The “Mirage Master” says he wants to create the ideal Pokémon that has no weakness.

Meanwhile, Ash and Misty come up with a plan. Brock goes to Officer Jenny to get her, and May and Max stay outside the castle. Ash and Misty go through the water with Corphish and Staryu to an opening in the castle and end up in a room. The illusion system works there too, and there are buttons on the ground too. As they exit the room, they run into Team Rocket who is there to steal the illusion system. Dr. Yang can see them through cameras and sends Mirage Pokémon towards them. He sees Mew and attacks him with a Mirage Pokémon and says he is an incomplete Pokémon. The Mirage Pokémon attack Team Rocket and they call it quits. Mew appears with them, and Ash and Misty see it. Ash, Misty and Pikachu are captured by a Machamp, a Machoke, and an Ursaring.

Pikachu attacks Ursaring and one of the bolts exits through the window. May sees that and goes there, while Max stays outside. Pikachu escapes and attacks the other Mirage Pokémon as well. Machoke drops Misty into a hole, knocks Ash down and grabs Pikachu and then leaves with it. When Ash gets up again, he sees Mew and asks if it’s a Mirage Pokémon too, and Mew nods. Ash says it’s so different and Mew sits on a button of the illusion system. However, the button is broken in the fight and Mew is electrocuted. Ash rescues it and together they search for Professor Oak and Pikachu.

In the meantime, Misty is hanging from a path, which stands like a bridge over the depth. Just when she no longer holds it up and lets go, she is grabbed by May. Meanwhile, the “Mirage Master” tries to peek into Pikachu’s brain to collect data from the Pokémon. Pikachu is in such pain that Professor Oak steps in and gives him the code. The code is ‘Red Green’. Now the “Mirage Master” has all of the data for each Pokémon and is creating a Mirage Mewtwo. Ash and Mew come to Professor Oak and Ash grabs Pikachu. Misty and May also arrive and together they see how Mewtwo awakens: the strongest Pokémon in existence. Mewtwo attacks and destroys the other Mirage Pokémon in one go. Then it attacks Ash, May, Misty, Pikachu and Professor Oak, but Professor Oak summons his Dragonite who protects them. Then they flee and Mew comes along.

Meanwhile, Brock has arrived at Jenny’s and tells her everything; Jenny goes with Brock. Once Ash, May, Misty, Pikachu and Professor Oak are outside, missiles will all come out of the castle and expand the illusion system. Now the Mirage Pokémon can also come out. The “Mirage Master” walks up and makes an Entei, a Zapdos and an Articuno. Professor Oak explains that the “Mirage Master” is actually Dr. Yang and he says that the first appearance of the”Mirage Master” was an illusion, so it looked like Dr. Yang was being kidnapped so that he could carry out his plan. Professor Oak heard it when the “Mirage Master” said Mew was an imperfect Pokémon. He also says that Dr. Yang is likely to seek revenge at the Pokémon Academy for being expelled from showing his illusion system and for showing no respect for the Pokémon.

Dr. Yang has Articuno, Entei and Zapdos attack. Ash, Misty and May try to defend themselves, but they are too strong. Dragonite attacks Mewtwo with its Hyper Beam, but Mewtwo stops it with one hand. Then it attacks Dragonite. Mewtwo’s hand turns into the head of an Arcanine and he attacks with a Flamethrower. Pikachu jumps in front of Professor Oak to protect him. Then when Mewtwo uses Hyper Beam, they are protected by the Protect of Mew. Mewtwo attacks Mew and Mew is defeated and disappears. Mewtwo then absorbs the powers of Entei, Articuno, and Zapdos, allowing it to use all the data and use whatever attack he wants.

All kinds of small heads of Pokémon appear on its body and they all attack our heroes. Our heroes try to counterattack, but this fails and they are hit hard. Gyarados falls over and falls on Team Rocket, who were hiding in the bushes, causing them to fly away. All Pokémon remain. Only Pikachu gets up and makes a quick attack. However, it is stopped by Mewtwo. When Mewtwo wants to give the final blow, he suddenly stops. Mew emerges from Mewtwo’s body and restrains him. Mew’s data has also entered Mewtwo and this allows Mew to beat him.

However, if it does, Mew will disappear too. While Mew holds Mewtwo in check with all his powers, Pikachu does a Volt Tacke on Mewtwo and Mewtwo disappears along with Mew. The illusion system explodes and the entire castle is on fire. Dr. Yang wants to restore the system and runs back to the castle. Professor Oak chases after him, but the entrance collapses.

Later they all stand around the castle. Officer Jenny reports that they still haven’t found Dr. Yang. Professor Oak says that despite being a Mirage Pokémon, Mew probably had a soul anyway, and that is why the illusion system exploded. Ash says that Mew really wasn’t an imperfect Pokémon, and everyone agrees. After this, the protagonists set off again and part ways with Misty and Professor Oak.

Chronology: Set somewhere after episode 426 of the Battle Frontier season, although the chronology is not completely clear (it is set, definitely, during that season, but it’s not clear at what point); in the movie, Ash’s Pikachu knows Volt Tackle, which it learned after that episode.

Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea

Original Title: Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation the Movie: Pokémon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea: Manaphy (Japanese: 劇場版ポケットモンスターアドバンスジェネレーション ポケモンレンジャーと蒼海の王子 マナフィ)
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Screenplay: Hideki Sonoda
Release Date: July 15, 2006
Running Time: 105 minutes

The film begins with the retrieval of the Manaphy Egg by Captain Phantom who wants to get his hands on the Crown of the Sea. However, a Pokémon Ranger, Jack “Jackie” Walker, manages to retrieve the egg and escape the ship with the help of a Mantine. Ash and his friends continue their journey until they meet a group of artists specializing in aquatic Pokémon. After helping them set up a show, Vera finds a strange cylindrical container in her hands that attracts Lizabeth’s Buizel, who is immediately requisitioned by a clown. Team Rocket’s Jessie and James, who watch the scene from afar, discover that the object is home to Manaphy’s egg and decide to contact Captain Phantom.

That same night Vera dreams of Manaphy going to the Temple of the Sea. The next morning the girl tells her dream and Lizabeth reveals that she had the same dream, as a descendant of the People of Water. Meanwhile, Team Rocket tries to take possession of the egg, but Manaphy uses his technique to swap the trio’s bodies. When Ash and his friends discover the theft, Jessie, James, and Meowth flee in a balloon. The clown first stops Ash’s attempt to have his Pikachu use Lightning Bolt, then captures a Fearow and orders it to attack Team Rocket once the Electric Pokémon has recovered the container. Upon completion, Ash notices the Capture Styler and the clown reveals that he is a Pokémon Ranger.

Jackie tells Ash that his mission is to finish hatching the egg, away from the clutches of Captain Phantom and his crew. However, they managed to locate Jackie and attempt to repossess Manaphy. After a fight between the boys and the pirate, the Pokémon is born in May’s arms. Thwarting yet another attempt at attack by Captain Phantom, Ash and his friends reach Samaya, the location where the old Sea Temple was located. According to legend, the People of Water, to defend the Crown of the Sea from theft attempts, built a second temple, located under the surface of the sea and accessible only during a lunar eclipse. However, to locate him it is necessary to use the abilities of a Manaphy, considered by the People of Water the Prince of the Sea.

When Lizabeth, her family, and Jackie decide to set out in search of the Temple, Manaphy misses May and, when the ship has already left port, uses his technique on the Ranger and Ash. The ship then loads Ash and his friends aboard and together they set out in search of the Sea Temple. During the journey, Jackie tells Ash about the reasons that led him to become a Ranger, while May learns to accept the fact that, once she finds the temple, she will have to abandon the Pokémon. During a moment of rest, Manaphy leaves to pick up Vera’s bandana, carried by a Sharpedo and deposited on a Cloyster. Its absence causes concern between Ash and his friends, who go after the Pokémon with a submarine. After tracking down Manaphy, they are led by the Legendary Pokémon to the Sea Temple.

However, Captain Phantom has set out on their trail and manages to gain access to the Crown of the Sea. The pirate’s greed in extracting the crystals that compose it causes the entire structure to sink. Jackie initially confronts Captain Phantom, attempting to replace the Crown of the Sea, but both will be blown away by a strong jet of water. Since Manaphy was unable to leave the structure, Ash and May also went to the central hall of the temple in order to avoid its sinking. However, a crystal was carried by the current during the previous struggle. As Phantom, Team Rocket, Jackie, Brock, Max and Lizabeth leave the Sea Temple, Ash and May continue to search for the crystal.

Once recovered, the boy will save Vera, Pikachu and Manaphy inside one of the pieces of Captain Phantom’s submarine and proceed to arrange it. The Temple of the Sea will float once again, attracting numerous Water Pokémon, including the legendary Kyogre. Captain Phantom however still wants to kidnap Manaphy, but is stopped by Ash who has acquired the powers of the Sea King and leads the sea Pokémon to attack Captain Phantom’s vehicle. This coordinated attack will make it possible to discover that the pirate has always worn a mechanical suit capable of giving him superhuman strength. At the end of the film, Manaphy separates from Vera and Jackie communicates that she has successfully completed her mission.

Chronology: Set somewhere after episode 424 of the Battle Frontier season, but the chronology is likewise complicated; the only hint we have is Brock’s Marshtomp, who appears in episode 424, but when in the season this movie takes place and whether it is set before or after The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon – we cannot determine.

Arc 4: Sinnoh movies

The Sinnoh arc has a total of four feature-length movies, three of which are focused on Generation IV Pokémon, while one movie foreshadows some Generation V Pokémon, which is a rule with each arc’s final movie. These are the movies:

Pokémon the Movie: The Rise of Darkrai

Original Title: Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl the Movie: Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai (Japanese: 劇場版ポケットモンスター ダイヤモンド&パール ディアルガVSパルキアVSダークライ)
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Screenplay: Hideki Sonoda
Release Date: July 14, 2007
Running Time: 90 minutes

In the infinite and eternal crack of space and time, two entities that should never have met, collide in combat of great proportions. One of them is the time deity Dialga who manages to injure his counterpart Palkia, the space deity. Meanwhile, in another place, a man reads the diary of a famous architect named Godey. In it, it is predicted what could be the destruction of the world due to powerful forces colliding with each other.

It’s another day for Ash and his fellow travellers. Dawn is eager to participate in the contest to be held in Alamos, but soon her dreams seem frustrated when she crosses a huge cliff that separates the road to town. Luckily for them, a beautiful young woman and her Chimchar offer to take them in a balloon. This kind woman’s name is Alice and her hobbies are guiding tourists and studying music. Throughout the tour, Ash’s group sees the majestic towers of time and space designed by the brilliant architect Godey and they also have a one-on-one battle with three trainers which are Allegra, Kai and Maury, who use an Infernape, an Empoleon and a Torterra respectively, and finally, the village gardens end in one of them, another of Godey’s works.

This place is said to be inhabited by the mysterious Legendary Pokémon Darkrai. In this same garden, Ash and the others meet Baron Alberto and Tonio. The first is an arrogant and wealthy guy, while the other is a scientist, both are known to Alice. Anomalies in space and time disturb Alamos. This worries Tonio, who believes that these events have some relation to a nightmare that Godey had and that he published in his diary. On the other hand, Baron Alberto is convinced that Darkrai is directly responsible, so he organizes an attack against this Pokémon together with other trainers.

Suddenly, a disturbance runs through the town, alarming Tonio and tearing a flowerpot in two as if it were made of paper. A shadow comes out from the garden, catching Ash’s attention. Mysteriously, a cloud covers the sun, the shadow turns circular, and a dark voice tells the protagonists that it does not want to see them there. Darkrai comes out of the shadow. Baron Alberto orders his Lickilicky to attack Darkrai, although it avoids it and attacks Lickilicky with Black Breach, but the attack misses it and reaches Ash. Ash, who does not know he is asleep, sees Palkia in his nightmare, not knowing who it is or why he is seeing it. Finally, Pikachu wakes him up with an electric shock.

Alice and Tonio show our protagonists the Towers of Space and Time and take them to see the huge musical instrument on top. Meanwhile, Dialga and Palkia continue their brutal interdimensional battle. Palkia, badly injured, creates a portal to teleport to our world, causing a pink glow over the town, although no one can see it, because it has become invisible. However, Darkrai knows that it is there and reappears from the shadows ordering it to leave. Baron Alberto appears to fight him followed by Team Rocket posing as reporters, however, this new fight is unsuccessful; Darkrai uses a large number of attacks and flees, chased by Ash and Pikachu. Ash yells at Darkrai that the only one who’s going to leave is it, to which Darkrai replies that it is staying. Finally, he puts Baron Alberto’s Lickilicky to sleep and leaves.

The strange events continue, and Baron Alberto, turned into Lickilicky by his Pokémon’s nightmare, organizes a lynching against Darkrai, however, Tonio says that Darkrai has neither power nor is evil enough to be causing everything that is happening, and remembers one day in which he selflessly saved Alice. Later the truth is revealed, when Tonio discovers that the true Pokémon that is causing all the havoc in the town is nothing more and nothing less than the one that is said to control space: Palkia, who is on top of the Space and Time Towers. Darkrai who was aware of this situation from the beginning, began to act suspiciously but all it wanted was to protect the village.

The situation worsens when Dialga appears on the scene and now the entire town is transported to another dimension; then a legendary fight begins between Darkrai, Palkia and Dialga. Immediately due to the great clash of Dialga and Palkia the town begins to disintegrate so Ash and his friends must act quickly because if they cannot stop them, everything will end. Tonio discovers that they were sent to another dimension because Palkia was hurt and the Universe had been destabilized, so if Dialga and Palkia continued to collide, the town would cease to exist. Then Tonio finds the key to stopping this mess.

Only a melody called prayer (which he read in Godey’s diary) transmitted from the Towers of Space and Time can calm Palkia and Dialga and return the town to normal. So, Ash, Dawn and Alice climb a balloon to get to the tower and in this way fix everything. Suddenly an attack hits the balloon and everyone falls into one part of the tower; Ash takes the stairs that slowly vanish until he almost reaches the top. Alice and Tonio try to descend into the battered balloon, but a Distortion from Dialga is heading towards the balloon, but Darkrai steps in to save them.

Darkrai continues to try to curb the unbridled fury of both Pokémon, taking brutal hits from the Void Slash and Distortion, until it falls asleep. Unfortunately, if there is one more clash, it will destroy the town. Alice yells at them to stop fighting. Then Darkrai remembers a day when, being badly injured in Godey’s gardens, Alicia found it and helped it heal, inviting it to stay there saying that the gardens belonged to everyone. Meanwhile, Palkia and Dialga begin to charge their respective attacks, causing Tonio to announce the end of the town. At that point, Darkrai stands up, roars and gets in the way using Black Breach and yelling at them to stop.

Palkia and Dialga launch their attacks, but Darkrai’s attack absorbs and neutralizes them, also trapping Dialga and Palkia. Inside the bubble, Darkrai resists the explosions by shouting the same thing that Alicia said to him: “These gardens belong to everyone”, but in the end, it is exhausted and disintegrates. Luckily, Darkrai’s risky action diminished the attack capacity and caused the town to remain in place for a brief moment. Then Ash and Dawn arrive at the instrument, but it has no power so Ash and Dawn use Pachirisu and Pikachu to power the machine. Luckily, Ash manages to play the melody in time, causing the two entities to calm down.

Palkia receives a big talking to from Ash, who blames it for having almost destroyed the town and ending Darkrai’s life, so he, Dawn and Pikachu tell it to please return everything to normal. Palkia roars, and the town is returned to its natural location. However, everyone is saddened by Darkrai’s death, but, suddenly, Ash and Pikachu see an unmistakable shadow cast on a mountain; and when they turn around, they discover how Darkrai observes the town. Ash and his friends, with a good ending to their adventure, retire to undertake new ones.

Chronology: Set somewhere between episodes 506 and 523, meaning that it could be part of either the Diamond and Pearl or Battle Dimension seasons; we know this because Brock already hatched Happiny, but Buizel is still Dawn’s.

Pokémon: Giratina & the Sky Warrior

Original Title: Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl the Movie: Giratina and the Bouquet of the (Frozen) Sky: Shaymin (Japanese: 劇場版ポケットモンスター ダイヤモンド&パール ギラティナと氷空(そら)の花束 シェイミ)
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Screenplay: Hideki Sonoda
Release Date: July 19, 2008
Running Time: 96 minutes

The film begins with a battle between the legendary Pokémon Dialga and Giratina in a parallel universe: the Reverse World. Against his will, Shaymin, the Gratitude Pokémon, is also dragged into the challenge. Shaymin through the move Seed Rage, an attack that absorbs all the dust and debris thanks to the flowers that grow on the back of the Pokémon, opens a passage towards the Real World and is dragged by the vortex, followed closely by Dialga, who managed to free himself from the grip of Giratina. The latter attempts to follow Dialga beyond the portal, but in vain as he has been trapped in a “time cycle”. Shaymin is carried away by the current of a river and ends up meeting Ash, Dawn and Brock and befriends them. Communicating telepathically, he asks the boys to help him reach Gracidea, Which they accept after taking him to a Pokémon Center.

In a park near the Pokémon Center, however, Shaymin sees Giratina’s reflection in one of the sculptures present. Frightened, he attempts to escape but is captured by Team Rocket who overheard Nurse Joy’s talk about the Pokémon. A whirlwind created by Giratina, however, sucked in Jessie, James, Meowth and the Legendary Pokémon. Ash and Dawn do not hesitate to launch to retrieve Shaymin and therefore they too are catapulted into the Reverse World. In this place, they get acquainted with Giratina, who hits them fiercely. Seeing them in trouble, Newton Graceland, a Pokémon scholar, helps them find a way out. He explains to the boys that he has been living in the Reverse World for five years, a universe directly influenced by the Real World, to such an extent that everything that is changed in the Reverse World will have consequences in the Real World.

He also tells that the clash between Dialga and Palkia, which Ash and Dawn remember taking place in the city of Alamos together with Darkrai, has polluted the Reverse World, whose only inhabitant is Giratina, who is now seeking her revenge on Dialga and, if possible, even on Palkia. Back in the Real World and reunited with Brock, they are attacked by Zero, an old pupil of Newton, by his army of Magnemite and Magneton, and by his Magnezone. Being in the numerical minority, the boys are forced to flee aboard a train. Among the passengers on board the train who make appreciation about Shaymin’s beauty, a woman named Layla, hearing about Gracidea, intervenes by showing the bouquet that her husband holds (sitting in front), composed of Gracidea Flowers. Smelling the pollen, Shaymin begins to transform into his Sky Form: his ears and paws lengthen, he changes his character and he also learns to fly.

When Zero’s Pokémon break into the train, Shaymin’s grit, with the help of Piplup and Pikachu’s attacks, pushes them away. Arriving at a lake, the boys get on a ship to finally reach Gracidea (not far from the port), but they notice the image of Giratina on the surface of the water. Shaymin does not hesitate to attack the Pokémon and the boys are again dragged into the Reverse World. The battle between the two Legendary Pokémon is quite eventful, but Shaymin returns to its Earth Form as night falls. Zero and his Pokémon also managed to enter through the portal and, after blocking Ash, Brock, Dawn and Newton, forces Shaymin to use Seed Rage, exploiting the Pokémon’s fear of being fed to Giratina, causing a passage, which is used by Giratina to return to the Real World, just as intended by Zero. Moving through the portal, Giratina changes to its Altered Form, while Shaymin returns to its Sky Form.

Having cleared the blockade imposed by Dialga, Zero imprisons Giratina in a machine originally designed by Newton, which is intended to absorb Giratina’s powers. The scientist had given up using it once he discovered that the tool would first torture and then kill the Pokémon, however, the student did not hesitate to use it as he is not interested in Giratina, but his goal is to become the ruler of the Reverse World and prevent it from being contaminated and damaged by imbalances in the real world.

Although Newton tries to stop the car, Zero manages to copy Giratina’s abilities, reducing him to death. Shaymin manages to heal her wounds with the Aromatherapy attack while Zero returns to the reverse world and begins to destroy the real world, causing the glacier that overlooks Gracidea to detach. Shaymin, Giratina and Ash return to the Reverse World to block Zero’s plans, while Dawn, Brock and Newton, with the help of the Pokémon living in the area, especially a pack of Mamoswine led by Regigigas, attempt to block the advance. of the ice. Although Newton tries to stop the car, Zero manages to copy Giratina’s abilities, reducing him to death.

Shaymin manages to heal her wounds with the Aromatherapy attack while Zero returns to the reverse world and begins to destroy the real world, causing the glacier that overlooks Gracidea to detach. Shaymin, Giratina and Ash return to the Reverse World to block Zero’s plans, while Dawn, Brock and Newton, with the help of the Pokémon living in the area, especially a pack of Mamoswine led by Regigigas, attempt to block the advance. of the ice. Although Zero uses Giratina’s attacks, the Legendary Pokémon manages to overwhelm him and, with the help of Shaymin and the Pokémon in the Real World, trap him in the glacier, the latter blocked by Giratina’s intervention in the Reverse World.

After accompanying Ash and Pikachu to their friends, Giratina sets off on Dialga’s trail again. At the end of the film, Shaymin reaches Gracidea and separates from her human friends to reunite with her fellows. In the credits, we see the arrest of Zero and the resumption of the journey by Ash, Brock and Dawn, who have proceeded to send a bouquet each to their families.

Chronology: Set somewhere between episodes 553 to 568 of Battle Dimension; in this movie, Ash already has Gliscor, but his Turtwig still hadn’t evolved.

Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life

Original Title: Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl the Movie: Arceus: To Conquering Space-Time (Japanese: 劇場版ポケットモンスター ダイヤモンド&パール アルセウス 超克の時空へ)
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Screenplay: Hideki Sonoda
Release Date: July 18, 2009
Running Time: 94 minutes

This movie begins when Ash, Brock and Dawn arrive at a lake in Michina, and they begin to play in the water with their Pokémon. Then, some watermelons carried by the current collide with our protagonists. They thought about eating them but the owners arrived: a boy and a girl. The boy and the girl challenge them: a double Pokémon battle; whoever wins takes the watermelons. As expected Ash and Dawn won, using Piplup and Pikachu and the children used a Heracross and a Beautifly. They finally end up sharing the watermelons.

The children begin to tell things about some ruins and the protagonists go there. Then our protagonists arrive at a lagoon and a tornado of water develops that drags Pikachu and Piplup; then at the moment a girl and a boy appear and, surprisingly, the girl invokes Dialga to save the Pokémon trapped by the tornado, Dialga appears and saves them but then Giratina appears to fight against Dialga because she thought he had come to cause problems; the girl has the power to connect to the heart of the legendary Pokémon, she wanted to try to talk to Giratina but it was very angry, and to calm Giratina, Ash speaks to it and asks it not to fight because Dialga only wanted to save his Pokémon; Giratina remembers him and calms down, then the girl reconnects and explains to Giratina that it was a misunderstanding, manages to calm them down and then Giratina returns to the Distortion World, and while the protagonists were talking with the siblings, another whirlpool that traps Dialga and then Palkia comes to save Dialga, showing that they had made peace; the girl thanks them and then both Dialga and Palkia return to their respective dimensions.

The siblings turn out to be the caretakers of the ruins, they take them inside the ruins and explain to the protagonists the story of the reason why these things were happening, they say that the earth was formed by a Pokémon called Arceus and that this Pokémon had saved the Earth; they had never heard of said Pokémon and he tells the story: in the past, a gigantic meteorite was going to destroy the earth, but Arceus arrived to save it. It almost died, because when it tried to stop the meteorite, the giant diamonds that give it power fall. Then Damos appeared, who saw everything that happened, found Arceus and wanted to give him back his jewels; Arceus recovered and as a thank you gave him 5 of its jewels, representing Water, Grass, Earth, Lightning and Dragon, known as the Jewel of Life, to beautify the Earth that had been destroyed by meteorites and told him to take care of them.

When Sheena finished telling the story, she told them that Damos was her ancestor, and showed them the Jewel of Life, which was carried over from generation to generation. Then the boy told them that Arceus was on his way; they went out and saw Arceus, who announced that it was coming to look for the Jewel of Life, but when she shows it to it, Arceus realizes that it was fake, gets angry and launches an attack that could destroy the Earth, destroying the whole place. The two legendary brothers, Dialga and Palkia, come to defend them but Arceus gets angrier because they were defending the humans and decides to attack them, weakens Dialga, then launches a Hyper Beam towards Ash and his friends, but when it hits them, Giratina arrives to save them, then begins to fight with Arceus.

The girl realizes that Dialga was trying to tell her something, and also goes with the others (Ash, Dawn, Brock, Pikachu and Piplup), leaving the boy, taking them back to the day when Damos was supposed to deliver the Jewel to Arceus. They were in a night of the eclipse, the emperor (Marcus) had hypnotized Damos (with the help of his Bronzong) to fool Arceus and sent some Pokémon to attack it; Arceus was enraged and began to destroy everything there, then Dialga moved them to what looked like a square and some men and their king appeared, who asked them who they were and the girl also told them the reason why they were there. The king ordered them to put the others in one cell and the Pokémon in another and took the girl, who explained the problem of the Jewel. He agreed to give her the real Jewel, but he lied because he changed the real one for the stake that did not have it.

Pikachu and Piplup met a Pichu who helped them free a Totodile, a Chikorita and a Cyndaquil, who helped find the key to the cell where Ash and his friends were. In the cell, they met Damos who told them the true story of what happened that night, then they went to the place where they were supposed to give the Jewel to Arceus. Sheena came out to give him the Jewel and told Arceus that Damos could not come (they had not arrived yet) but it was empty and the king went on to attack Arceus and they threw silver water on him. Arceus thought they had betrayed him again.

Ash and his friends arrived and took the real jewel from him. King, Damos along with Sheena connected to Arceus’s heart and took care to calm him by letting him know the truth about the jewel, while Ash personally went down to where Arceus was and tried to give him the jewel. But Arceus seemed dead, since he had received a lot damage, and the people were disappearing; the king told them that without Arceus, nothing should exist, and finally Damos managed to calm Arceus’s heart, because when Arceus touched him he saw his true feelings, he woke up and accepted the jewel, taking them out of the place that was being destroyed, and they made things clear.

Dialga brought them to the present again, but when they arrived this time, like Dialga, Giratina and Palkia were on the ground weakened and Arceus was still upset, because it was the present, he had used his strongest attack again when Ash yelled at him not to do it and he remembered the past, recognizing his voice. Then he undid his attack and the present returned to normal and the destruction it had caused was repaired, he thanked them for everything they did. Once everything was settled, Giratina, Dialga and Palkia, already recovered, went to their dimensions, Arceus had a little chat with Ash, thanked them for everything and went back to their dimension. Then they saw a stone that had a message that Damos wrote in the past for them: “For the children of the future who help the planet to be a more beautiful place”.

Chronology: Set somewhere between episodes 600 and 631, meaning that it was set either during Galactic Battles or Sinnoh League Victors, although it is more probable that it is set during the former; namely, Ash already has a Monferno, which he got in episode 600 and it evolved in 631.

Pokémon: Zoroark: Master of Illusions

Original Title: Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl the Movie: Phantom Ruler: Zoroark (Japanese: 劇場版ポケットモンスター ダイヤモンド&パール 幻影の覇者 ゾロアーク)
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Screenplay: Hideki Sonoda
Release Date: July 10, 2010
Running Time: 95 minutes

There are only two days until the Pokémon Baccer World Cup begins and of course, Ash, Dawn and Brock are not planning to miss the long-awaited event that will take place in Crown City. Even more so when expectations are placed on Kodai, an entrepreneur whose vision of the future (literally speaking) has led him to success and who has already publicly announced that he will participate in the tournament with his team made up of nothing more and nothing less than the legendary trio of Suicune, Entei and Raikou.

Night falls and in the middle of the sky, a huge aeroplane flies over the Pokémon world. Inside is the distinguished Kodai and his two assistants, Goone and Rowena, the first is his personal bodyguard and the second his secretary. However, in the depths of that ship, a great secret awaits: a Pokémon species never seen before is kept in captivity with a Pokémon that it has raised as its son. Zoroark and Zorua are the names of these two Pokémon respectively, which are subjected to tests under the orders of Kodai. That same night, when Goone planned to confine Zorua away from its mother, this little Pokémon manages to escape from the aeroplane, landing in a forest outside of Crown City. For his part, Ash and his friends who had taken a shortcut to their destination, get lost in that same forest.

After walking through the trees for a while, the protagonists see Zoroark’s baby that has gotten into trouble with a group of wild Vigoroth, so they decide to intervene and solve the conflict. Ash, Brock, and Dawn are puzzled by Zorua’s abilities and mischievous personality. In addition to that, his ability to communicate with humans telepathically allows Zorua to tell the protagonists that he needs to find his “Mima”. With little time to go until the following dawn and one day before the opening of the world cup, Kodai finally lands in Crown City and puts his dark plan into motion. He instructs Zoroark to terrorize the city by threatening to harm its youngling if it doesn’t comply. This plan consists of Zoroark transforming into each of the legendary dogs and attacking the city using his illusions. Zoroark manages to deceive the inhabitants of Crown City who, faced with the threat, are evacuated from the centre of the city and restrict entry to visitors who have just arrived to witness the Pokémon Baccer World Cup.

Meanwhile, outside in the confused crowd, Ash and his friends, in the company of Zorua, try to find out what happened. Then, on one of the street television screens, the image of Kodai appears arguing that the attack of the legendary dogs is due to the fact that they are being controlled by the dangerous Pokémon called Zoroark and that until the operation to hunt him is finished, he and his assistants are the only ones that are going to be allowed to enter. The little Zorua who, of course, knows that what Kodai says is not true decides to go in search of its mother and explains to Brock, Dawn and Ash that the real villain is Kodai. Hearing this, Karl, a reporter who was nearby, decides to intervene and the protagonists have no choice but to tell him the truth.

Meanwhile, in the part of the city that has been isolated, Kodai begins the search for a mysterious wave of time left by Celebi on one of his trips to the present day. With the help of Karl, Ash and the company manage to infiltrate the area of ​​the city that has been evicted but are surprised by Kodai and his bodyguard, who immediately locks them in a cage and takes them to the aeroplane so that they do not intervene in the search. At that moment, Rowena, who was in charge of the ship, decides to go to speak secretly with the newly captured to help them escape because she was actually a partner of Karl and a reporter like him, who had infiltrated the company of Kodai as secretary. Rowena also tells the protagonists that Kodai’s objective is to seize the wave of time to get the power to see the future just as he did twenty years ago at the cost of destroying all the vegetation in the city.

Alerted by Zoroark’s actions, the true legendary dogs – as faithful guardians of the city – rush to it to confront the sinister Pokémon master in illusions. Then the whole place turns into a battlefield, where Zoroark does itsbest to defend itself. Fortunately, the fight is stopped in time thanks to the Pokémon that live in the city who explain to Suicune, Entei and Raikou that Zoroark is not responsible for all the chaos. With that cleared up, now the fate of Crown City depends on who gets to the time wave first. Ash, who had gone ahead to take Celebi to that point ends up being intercepted and immobilized by Kodai. Then Zoroark appears, who after confronting Kodai manages to deceive him with one of its illusions until the legendary trio arrives to guard the wave of time.

Despite this and due to all the blows received, Zoroark is seriously injured and without life force; Zorua tries to wake up its mother, managing to create a great illusion which showed the home of Zorua and Zoroark. Celebi, seeing the sadness of everyone before such a sacrifice, takes the energy of the wave and with it fully recovers Zoroark. In this way thanks to the actions of humans and Pokémon, Kodai is exposed before the eyes of the world and trapped by the authorities, Zorua can finally reunite with its mother and return to his natural habitat, and the city that managed to conserve the greenery of its vegetation was able to witness one of the most important events in the Pokémon world.

Chronology: Set somewhere between episode 639 and the end of the whole Sinnoh arc; we know this because Dawn had her Togekiss in the movie and that was the last Pokémon she obtained.

Arc 5: Unova movies

With Zoroark, the Sinnoh arc was officially finished as far as the movies are concerned. The Unova arc contained a total of four movies, with the first two actually being two feature-length parts of one larger story; these two films follow a similar plot with some major and minor changes, notably the Pokémon that appear and where they appear. The two remaining movies are standalone stories set within the Unova arc. Here are the movies in question:

Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram

Original Title: Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! The Movie: Victini and the White Hero: Reshiram (Japanese: 劇場版ポケットモンスター ベストウイッシュ ビクティニと白き英雄 レシラム)
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Screenplay: Hideki Sonoda
Release Date: July 16, 2011
Running Time: 92 minutes

Somewhere in the Pokémon world, in the middle of the frozen sea, a small village spends a dark day. Glacine and her young son, members of that population, are on an icy mountain in search of plant life, when suddenly an iceberg collides sharply with that area, causing them both to fall towards a piece of ice that has been detached. Glacine and her son Luis, along with a group of Beartic, are left on the piece of ice floating in the middle of the cold waters. The huge iceberg that continues to move is now heading towards them threatening to obliterate them.

Then, as out of the thick sea of ​​black clouds that covered the sky of that place, the mythical Pokémon Zekrom appeared to completely destroy the great mass of ice. To the surprise of the villagers, Zekrom was under the orders of someone they know as Damon, who after the heroic act went towards them to tell them that it was time for the People of the Valley to return to the place where they belong, said by Zekrom: the promised land.

Ash, Iris and Cilan continue their journey through the Unova region and this time their intermediate destination is Eindoak, a place located on the mountains with a castle on top, which is known as the Sword of the Vale. During the ascent up the mountain, the protagonists meet a pair of Deerling in trouble, one of them is about to fall off a cliff. Ash tries to help them but is also in serious danger of falling, so Victini who was nearby watching, decides to intervene by secretly giving Ash energy so that he can leave safely with the two Pokémon. From that moment on, Victini develops a certain interest in Ash and begins to pursue the protagonists without them noticing, thanks to his ability to make himself invisible.

That year the harvest in Eindoak bore good fruit, which is why the mayor of the city called Mannes has decided to organize a festival to celebrate it. The opening event consists of a tournament of Pokémon battles that Ash and his friends plan to participate in. The mayor kicks off the show and after several battles, Iris and Cilan are eliminated, while Ash achieves victory after victory, thanks in part to Victini secretly increasing the power of his Pokémon. Carlita, one of the contestants, realizes this in her Hydreigon’s battle against Ash’s Scraggy, so she decides to tell him. The protagonists are surprised by the news and immediately try to lure Victini with candy. Finally, this Pokémon appears before them and they become friends. Unfortunately, Victini cannot move freely around the town due to an invisible barrier generated by protective pillars that surround part of the mountain.

The story of the town, the castle and its relationship with Victini is told to the protagonists by the mayor, along with Damon, Carlita and Juanita, since they are descendants of the inhabitants of the place. Likewise, Damon reveals to his relatives his intention to restore the ancient place where the People of the Vale resided a thousand years ago, that is, the original location of the castle, this in order to reunite those descendants who have dispersed throughout the world. planet. This thought has led Damon to Zekrom, and now requires the powers of Victini, because with these he can transport the castle to the promised land and this will activate the energy of the dragon that flows through the mountains, thus reviving the Valley that had died a thousand years ago.

Damon puts his plan into motion and from inside the castle he ambushes Victini to capture him so he can use his strength. This allows Damon to manipulate the sword-shaped castle and transport it through the air. At the same time, the energy of the dragon that maintains the vitality of that land begins to flow through the forests. Ash, however, realizes that Victini is suffering and may even die during the process, so he asks Damon to stop. Despite this, Damon refuses to do so and uses Zekrom, to ward off anyone who gets in the way, including his family. Ash is momentarily connected to one of Victini’s dreams after being knocked unconscious by one of Damon’s Gothitelle’s attacks. After this, he learns that the castle should not be moved a second time because all the energy of the dragon will be corrupted and may even destroy the entire planet. This is something that both Damon and Zekrom ignore.

As Victini communicated to Ash in the dream, the energy of the dragon flowing down the mountain begins to distort from green to purple, destroying all wildlife in its path. Ash, following Juanita’s advice, has no choice but to go in search of Reshiram, to counter the power of Zekrom, and thus get closer to Damon and Victini. Ash Ketchum’s courage and desire to save Victini manage to guide him to the place where the dragon Pokémon rests. Then the epic battle between Zekrom and Reshiram begins. While the two Pokémon legends fight fiercely, Ash takes the opportunity to enter the castle again and try to destroy the system that absorbs Victini’s energy, however, he is stopped by the attacks of Damon’s Gothitelle. In a hard clash of the dragons’ powers, he falls wounded and is absorbed by the energy of the dragon that has gotten out of control, however, Reshiram manages to get him out in time. In that, both dragons realize the enormous damage that Damon’s plan is causing the planet. At this, Zekrom reveals itself to Damon and frees Victini from the device that was holding him and stealing his powers.

Damon, who is still blind to the situation, fails to understand Zekrom’s decision until he finally sees with his own eyes how the corrupted energy spreads through the mountain. So Damon devises a plan with the help of Zekrom and Reshiram to reverse the process. This implies that the castle must absorb some of the dragon energy found on earth. The sword of the valley can collapse at any moment so Damon evacuates everyone from the castle.

However, Victini cannot abandon it because the protective pillars continue to surround the structure. Ash refuses to abandon the little fire Pokémon. In that, the entire castle is thrown into the atmosphere by the negative force of the dragon’s energy and later Ash is locked up with Victini within a small barrier caused by the protective pillars. Almost in space, with low oxygen levels, Damon and the legendary dragons do their best to destroy the pillars and free Ash but are unsuccessful. Just when Ash’s body no longer seems to bear the cold of space and is about to die, Victini rushes against the pillars with a powerful V of fire that definitively ends the barrier that imprisoned them, Victini disappears into space together with the corrupted dragon energy that had been sucked into the castle. Ash is knocked unconscious.

With the castle already free of the uncontrolled energy and with a recovering Ash, Zekrom, Rehiram and Juanita’s Golurk help Damon to return the sword of the Valeto the earth, but they must be careful and place it on the source of the energy of the dragon in order to stabilize it. Finally, they succeed and the energy that flowed uncontrollably through the mountains is purified by returning to its green colour.

On a beach near the castle’s landing site, Ash regrets that he could not have done anything for Victini, even though he promised that one day he would free him from the barrier to show him the sea. With deep sadness, Ash throws one of Victini’s favourite sweets into the sea but to everyone’s surprise, it remains suspended in the air. Victini, who was invisible, reappears before them eating the candy. Joy immediately floods Ash, Cilan, and Iris as well as the descendants of the people of the Valley. Damon then sincerely apologizes to everyone, while the legendary Zekrom and Reshiram head off to tour the skies of the Pokémon world.

Chronology: Set somewhere between episodes 683 and 736, meaning that it part of either Black & White or Rival Destinies, but we reckon it is the former; we know this because Ash has his Scraggy in the movies, but also his Tepig, who had not yet evolved in the movie (he did it in episode 736).

Pokémon the Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom

Original Title: Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! The Movie: Victini and the Black Hero: Zekrom (Japanese: 劇場版ポケットモンスター ベストウイッシュ ビクティニと黒き英雄 ゼクロム)
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Screenplay: Hideki Sonoda
Release Date: July 16, 2011
Running Time: 92 minutes

During a hot day, a man in the company of his Reuniclus walks through a desert located somewhere in the Pokémon world. In the middle of the road they find a Blitzle immobile due to a wound on his leg. The subject carries it loaded to the nearest village, where a little girl named Luisa turns out to be its owner. The man of the Reuniclus is known by the inhabitants of that place as Damon. After receiving thanks from Luisa, he starts a discussion with the head of that town Ravine. Just at that moment, a strong sandstorm breaks out in the vicinity.

This causes a large group of Bouffalant who were around the place to start a stampede in the direction of the village. Given this, Damon in a heroic act, calls the mythical Pokémon Reshiram from the sky and riding on its back, orders it with one attack to destroy the storm and with another to control the Bouffalant. The commotion envelops the villagers. Damon then addresses them asking for the opportunity to show that the People of the Valley can go back to where they belong.

Ash, Iris and Cilan continue their journey through the Unova region and this time their intermediate destination is Eindoak, a place located on the mountains with a castle on top, which is known as the Sword of the Vale. During the ascent up the mountain, the protagonists meet a pair of Deerling in trouble, one of them is about to fall off a cliff. Ash tries to help them but is also in serious danger of falling, so Victini who was nearby watching, decides to intervene by secretly giving Ash energy so that he can leave safely with the two Pokémon. From that moment on, Victini develops a certain interest in Ash and begins to pursue the protagonists without them noticing, thanks to his ability to make himself invisible.

That year the harvest in Eindoak bore good fruit, which is why the mayor of the city called Mannes has decided to organize a festival to celebrate it. The opening event consists of a tournament of Pokémon battles that Ash and his friends plan to participate in. The mayor kicks off the show and after several battles, Iris and Cilan are eliminated, while Ash achieves victory after victory, thanks in part to Victini secretly increasing the power of his Pokémon. Carlita, one of the contestants, realizes this in her Hydreigon’s battle against Ash’s Scraggy, so she decides to tell him. The protagonists are surprised by the news and immediately try to lure Victini with candy. Finally, this Pokémon appears before them and they become friends. Unfortunately, Victini cannot move freely around the town due to an invisible barrier generated by protective pillars that surround part of the mountain.

The story of the town, the castle and its relationship with Victini is told to the protagonists by the mayor, along with Damon, Carlita and Juanita, since they are descendants of the inhabitants of the place. Likewise, Damon reveals to his relatives his intention to restore the ancient place where the People of the Vale resided a thousand years ago, that is, the original location of the castle, this in order to reunite those descendants who have dispersed throughout the world. planet. This thought has led Damon to Reshiram, and now requires the powers of Victini, because with these he can transport the castle to the promised land and this will activate the energy of the dragon that flows through the mountains, thus reviving the Valley that had died a thousand years ago.

Damon puts his plan into motion and from inside the castle he ambushes Victini to capture him so he can use his strength. This allows Damon to manipulate the sword-shaped castle and transport it through the air. At the same time, the energy of the dragon that maintains the vitality of that land begins to flow through the forests. Ash, however, realizes that Victini is suffering and may even die during the process, so he asks Damon to stop. Despite this, Damon refuses to do so and uses Reshiram, to ward off anyone who gets in the way, including his family. Ash is momentarily connected to one of Victini’s dreams after being knocked unconscious by one of Damon’s Reuniclus’ attacks. After this, he learns that the castle should not be moved a second time because all the energy of the dragon will be corrupted and may even destroy the entire planet. This is something that both Damon and Reshiram ignore.

As Victini communicated to Ash in the dream, the energy of the dragon flowing down the mountain begins to distort from green to purple, destroying all wildlife in its path. Ash, following Juanita’s advice, has no choice but to go in search of Zekrom, to counter the power of Reshiram, and thus get closer to Damon and Victini. Ash Ketchum’s courage and desire to save Victini manage to guide him to the place where the dragon Pokémon rests. Then the epic battle between Zekrom and Reshiram begins. While the two Pokémon legends fight fiercely, Ash takes the opportunity to enter the castle again and try to destroy the system that absorbs Victini’s energy, however, he is stopped by the attacks of Damon’s Reuniclus. In a hard clash of the dragons’ powers, he falls wounded and is absorbed by the energy of the dragon that has gotten out of control, however, Zekrom manages to get him out in time. In that, both dragons realize the enormous damage that Damon’s plan is causing the planet. At this, Reshiram reveals itself to Damon and frees Victini from the device that was holding him and stealing his powers.

Damon, who is still blind to the situation, fails to understand Reshiram’s decision until he finally sees with his own eyes how the corrupted energy spreads through the mountain. So Damon devises a plan with the help of Zekrom and Reshiram to reverse the process. This implies that the castle must absorb some of the dragon energy found on earth. The sword of the valley can collapse at any moment so Damon evacuates everyone from the castle.

However, Victini cannot abandon it because the protective pillars continue to surround the structure. Ash refuses to abandon the little fire Pokémon. In that, the entire castle is thrown into the atmosphere by the negative force of the dragon’s energy and later Ash is locked up with Victini within a small barrier caused by the protective pillars. Almost in space, with low oxygen levels, Damon and the legendary dragons do their best to destroy the pillars and free Ash but are unsuccessful. Just when Ash’s body no longer seems to bear the cold of space and is about to die, Victini rushes against the pillars with a powerful V of fire that definitively ends the barrier that imprisoned them, Victini disappears into space together with the corrupted dragon energy that had been sucked into the castle. Ash is knocked unconscious.

With the castle already free of the uncontrolled energy and with a recovering Ash, Zekrom, Rehiram and Juanita’s Golurk help Damon to return the sword of the Valeto the earth, but they must be careful and place it on the source of the energy of the dragon in order to stabilize it. Finally, they succeed and the energy that flowed uncontrollably through the mountains is purified by returning to its green colour.

On a beach near the castle’s landing site, Ash regrets that he could not have done anything for Victini, even though he promised that one day he would free him from the barrier to show him the sea. With deep sadness, Ash throws one of Victini’s favourite sweets into the sea but to everyone’s surprise, it remains suspended in the air. Victini, who was invisible, reappears before them eating the candy. Joy immediately floods Ash, Cilan, and Iris as well as the descendants of the people of the Valley. Damon then sincerely apologizes to everyone, while the legendary Zekrom and Reshiram head off to tour the skies of the Pokémon world.

Chronology: Set somewhere between episodes 683 and 736, meaning that it part of either Black & White or Rival Destinies, but we reckon it is the former; we know this because Ash has his Scraggy in the movies, but also his Tepig, who had not yet evolved in the movie (he did it in episode 736).

Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice

Original Title: Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! The Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sacred Swordsman: Keldeo (Japanese: 劇場版ポケットモンスター ベストウイッシュ キュレムVS聖剣士 ケルディオ)
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Screenplay: Hideki Sonoda
Release Date: July 14, 2012
Running Time: 70 minutes

Deep in a valley covered by immense vegetation and surrounded by frozen mountains, a young Pokémon prepares to become a mystical swordsman. His teachers are nothing more and nothing less than Virizion, Terrakion and Cobalion, three legendary Pokémon with exceptional abilities, which ensure the well-being of humans and Pokémon. Despite his arduous training, the apprentice Pokémon named Keldeo is still considered as not being read to be considered the fourth mystical swordsman, as he has not yet mastered his “sword.” However, the young disciple’s thinking is different and he is determined to prove his teachers wrong. Therefore, in an act of daring Keldeo decides to go challenge the legendary Kyurem, which is said to be the most powerful dragon-type Pokémon that exists in the world and only a true mystical swordsman can have the honour of fighting with it.

Keldeo manages to arrive alone and without the consent of his masters to the lair of the half Dragon-type and half Ice-type Pokémon, where several Cryogonal that obey Kyurem also live. After Keldeo lies pretending to be a mystical swordsman, Kyurem accepts the challenge, but unfortunately for the daring disciple, things do not go as expected because the difference in powers turns out to be enormous, even more so when it is revealed that Kyurem can transform at will in its forms known as White Kyurem and Black Kyurem. During the uneven encounter, Keldeo loses part of his horn and after his teachers arrive to intervene in the fight, the three are frozen by a powerful attack from White Kyurem. In panic, Keldeo flees.

Ash, Iris and Cilan, who were travelling by train to their next destination, Roshan City, make a short stop at a station called Windy near the mountains where Kyurem lives. In this place, they meet Malin, a seller of Darumaka-shaped containers to store food. When they leave to resume their trip, the protagonists notice Keldeo’s presence on the train, who is in a delicate state of health and is now being chased by Kyurem to finish what they started. Upon reaching Roshan City, Ash and his friends go to the Pokémon Center to heal Keldeo. Thanks to Nurse Joy, the protagonists also learn the story of Keldeo and the mystical swordsmen and later the same Keldeo, already recovered, tells them about its unfortunate encounter with Kyurem and how its teachers ended up frozen. This causes the swordsman disciple to experience deep fear but Ash manages to encourage him and convince him that together they go to rescue Virizion, Cobalion and Terrakion.

Kyurem and a large group of Cryogonal track Keldeo to the city, causing chaos in the place and freezing everything in their path. Ash and his friends do their best to escape the attacks of these Pokémon until finally, thanks to an elaborate plan by Cilan and Iris, they manage to divert Kyurem’s attention. This gives them the opportunity and the time necessary for Ash and Keldeo to reach Kyurem’s lair to try to free the three swordsmen from their ice prison. Inside, Keldeo is still afraid of the fury he has unleashed but Ash insists on giving him confidence. The dragon Pokémon notices the presence of intruders in its lair and in this way begins the second and final confrontation between Keldeo and Kyurem.

Keldeo’s determination leads it to transform into his Resolute Form. Armed with a new look and a determined attitude, Keldeo attacks Kyurem with all his might as Ash and his friends try to break the ice that imprisons Cobalion, Terrakion and Virizion. Black Kyurem attacks with a powerful attack that when colliding with one of Keldeo’s attacks produces a large explosion, breaking the block of ice in which the mystical swordsmen were trapped. However, despite being released, they are aware that they should not intervene in the combat of their disciple. On the battlefield Keldeo remembers some of the advice of his teachers and manages to critically strike Kyurem. This, however, is useless as the legendary ice Pokémon recovers quickly and once again adopting its Black Kyurem form, it completely freezes Keldeo.

The mystical swordsmen and the protagonists helplessly watch the situation. Suddenly Keldeo’s frozen body begins to glow and breaks the block of ice thanks to the mystic movement. Kyurem is excited to contemplate the new power of Keldeo so he decides to launch his most powerful attack but it collides with one of Keldeo’s attacks and deflects in the direction where Ash and his friends are. Realizing this, Keldeo puts the battlefield aside and puts his life at risk to protect the protagonists. Despite saving his friends with his sword, Keldeo falls weak and admits defeat. Given this, and after having witnessed such a noble act, Kyurem recognizes Keldeo as a good swordsman and ends the fight. The place begins to collapse from the damage caused by the attacks of both Pokémon, so the swordsmen and the protagonists have no choice but to quickly leave the cave.

For his part, Kyurem uses his ice power to stop the collapse and thus be able to return in peace to his resting place in the depths of the frozen mountain. On the outskirts of the lair, Virizion, Cobalion and Terrakion say goodbye to Ash, Cilan and Iris and finally, Keldeo is recognized by his teachers as a true mystical swordsman, then the four legendary Pokémon proceed to recite their traditional oath. Swordsmen often recite a personal oath: Better than one is two, better than two is three, better than three is four when the strength of friends becomes one … true power and courage are born.

Chronology: Set somewhere between episodes 736 of Rival Destinies and episode 775 of Adventures in Unova, but the chronology is not completely clear; Ash does have his Pignite but probably doesn’t have Charizard (otherwise, he would’ve used it), but he could have kept it in the ball and there was no other evidence.

Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened

Original Title: Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! The Movie: ExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens (Japanese: 劇場版ポケットモンスター ベストウイッシュ 神速のゲノセクト ミュウツー覚醒)
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Screenplay: Hideki Sonoda
Release Date: July 13, 2013
Running Time: 71 minutes

Mewtwo was flying with other Pokémon when he decided to challenge himself, transforming into his Mega form to propel himself and thus see if he is able to reach space. Already being beyond the thermosphere, he realizes that he cannot continue and falls until he feels a telepathic voice from a Pokémon saying that it wants to go home and decides to go and investigate.

Upon reaching the mountainous area, he meets the Genesect Army, which is threatened by a large avalanche; Mewtwo arrived on time and changed to his Mega form, but was able to save only four Genesect, but not the Shiny one. Meanwhile, Mewtwo navigated the thoughts of one of them and realized that, like him, they were created through scientists from Team Plasma. In that moment, the Shiny Genesect appears and attacks Mewtwo, since he mistrusts everyone and Mewtwo tries to explain to him that the land where they lived has changed since many years have passed, but the Shiny Genesect continues to attack Mewtwo; the Genesect leave.

Mewtwo follows the Genesect to New Tork City, which they plan to make their new home, as the buildings and structure are very reminiscent of their old home. Upon arrival, Mewtwo sees that one of the Genesect is about to attack Ash’s Pikachu and Iris’s Axew and protects them instantly; He introduces himself to Ash and the others and explains who the Genesect are and who he is. He learns that the Genesect were attacking the Pokémon Summits along with the Pokémon that live there, kicking them all out in order to create their nest-shaped home. So Mewtwo goes there to stop them.

Upon arrival, Mewtwo saves a Feraligatr that was about to fall and tries to convince the Shiny Genesect that what he was doing is wrong but it does not listen to him and attacks Mewtwo, so Mewtwo has no choice but to fight. against him, transforming into Mega Mewtwo Y. Then he protects all the Pokémon from the Genesect and fights against them, but more with the Shiny until Ash stops them both and all the Pokémon, even the other four Genesect, try to make the Shiny Genesect understand to stop, but without success.

Then Mewtwo takes Genesect to outer space and shows him the planet Earth, telling him that everyone there is its friend, including the humans, and that everyone lives harmoniously on the planet. Upon hearing Mewtwo’s explanation, Genesect changes its mind and both of them return to Earth in the form of a comet but are cushioned by a large ball of water made by the Pokémon.

Chronology: Set somewhere between episode 775 and the end of the whole Unova arc, meaning that it is part of the two part Adventures season; we know this because Ash has his Charizard with him, and that is the last addition to his team during the season.

Arc 6: Kalos movies

The Kalos arc contains a total of three feature-length movies set during the XY series. This is a decrease from the two previous arcs, but as it turned out – the Kalos movies were the last until 2021 (at least) that were part of the main narrative continuity. The two Generation VII movies, as well as the first Generation VIII movie, were part of a separate, alternative narrative continuity that had nothing to do with the anime series. These are the movies in question:

Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction

Original Title: Pokémon the Movie XY: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction (Japanese: ポケモン・ザ・ムービーXY 「破壊の繭とディアンシー」)
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Screenplay: Hideki Sonoda
Release Date: July 19, 2014
Running Time: 75 minutes

Diancie lives in the Diamond Domain along with numerous Carbink specimens. The oldest of four, Dace, shows the Legendary Pokémon the Heart Diamond, which will soon lose its power, and tells how, in the past, Xerneas saved the All-Earth Forest, suggesting that Diancie looks for the Creation Pokémon, who can help her by using its skill.

Meanwhile, Ash Ketchum is battling in the city of Avignon with his Pokémon Pikachu, Froakie, and Hawlucha. At the end of the battle, Ash rushes to Diancie’s rescue, rescuing it from the clutches of two Pokémon thieves: Merylin and Riot. The Pokémon Princess later meets the Trainer’s friends. From the information in the Pokédex, it emerges that Diancie is a rare Pokémon capable of producing diamonds and, for this reason, Team Rocket is intent on kidnapping it.

Jessie, James and Meowth manage to imprison Diancie inside a sack and, taken to the clock tower, convince her to produce diamonds. The Legendary Pokémon churns out tons of them, leaving the trio of evildoers satisfied and, with the help of a trainer, manages to return to Ash and his friends, to whom it explains that it is not yet able to produce permanent gems and is looking for Xerneas’ help. The company and Diancie set out on the road, also spending time shopping.

However, they are joined, first by three Carbinks and then by Merylin and Riot. After escaping aboard a Rhyhorn, Serena and Clemont find themselves having to defend Diancie, aided by the Carbinks, their Pokémon and Ash’s as well, from the thieves Millis and Argus Steel. After showing its friends the Diamond Domain that has meanwhile started to crumble, Diancie is motivated by Ash and returns to search for Xerneas, arriving at the gates of the All-Earth Forest.

Inside the forest, the legendary Pokémon Yveltal lives, enclosed in its cocoon. Diancie still reaches Xerneas and manages to benefit from the Pokémon’s ability. Once they have obtained power, Argus and Millis decide to kidnap Diancie, but are intercepted by Merylin and Riot. A long battle ensues between the three trainers, in which Ash also participates, as Team Rocket witnesses the battle. The battle is is interrupted by Yveltal’s awakening.

The Destruction Pokémon tears the forest to the ground, petrifying people and Pokémon. The only way Diancie can stop Yveltal from hitting her friends is to Mega Evolve and protect them with a huge diamond. After destroying Argus’ aircraft as well, Yveltal is confronted by Xerneas. After its fury subsides, the Legendary Pokémon decides to fly away. During the fight, however, Pikachu was hit by one of the attacks from the Destruction Pokémon and ended up becoming stone too. The Creation Pokémon annulled the spell, freeing the humans and the Pokémon, and rebuilding the forest, eventually transforming itself into a majestic tree.

Back in the Diamond Domain, Diancie produces a new Heart Diamond and greets its friends. It is soon discovered that the first diamond the princess produced has not disappeared, contrary to what it expected. In reality, the gem transformed into a Mega Stone, allowing Mega Diancie to battle Yveltal. During the credits, Riot proposes to Merylin, while Argus and Millis Steel open a chocolate shop.

Chronology: Set somewhere between episodes 838 and 853, meaning that it is probably part of the XY season, although it could technically be part of Kalos Quest; we know this because Ash’s Froakie knows Cut but is still just a Froakie.

Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages

Original Title: Pokémon the Movie XY: The Archdjinni of the Rings: Hoopa (Japanese: ポケモン・ザ・ムービーXY 光輪リングの超魔神 フーパ)
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Screenplay: Atsuhiro Tomioka
Release Date: July 18, 2015
Running Time: 78 minutes

Ash, Pikachu and their friends are in a hotel, when suddenly some golden rings appear that transport them to Dahara City, Hoopa plays a prank on Clemont’s Chespin, exchanging a donut for a Tamate Berry with his rings, and tries to take another donut but Ash and Pikachu catch it and try to stop it, but in the end, they end up crossing the ring and meet Hoopa. There, Hoopa shows them the power of its rings by telling them that they are in Dahara City. Hoopa makes a game of this and asks Ash which is his ‘Pikan’, though Ash easily picks out the right one. Eventually, Ash and Hoopa get eletrocuted by the Pikachu as they get excited and out of control.

After bringing Clemont, Bonnie, and Serena to Dahara City, Hoopa uses the rings to transport them to Dahara Tower, but he forgets that he can’t teleport them, so they decide to go on foot. At that moment, both Hoopa, Pikachu and Dedenne notice the presence of the punishment vessel at the hands of Baraz, who arrived at that moment where they were riding on his Braviary. He opens the punishment vessel and Hoopa returns to its unleashed form; once the transformation is finished, Baraz returns to himself, and claims to not remember having found the vessel or its arrival in Dahara City while Hoopa loses control destroying nearby buildings, sending them flying Team Rocket and putting Ash and company in danger.

Hoopa uses the power of the rings and his psychic abilities to rip out ancient buildings and throw them at the group, but before anyone is injured, Meray seals the unbound form back into the vessel and returns Hoppa to his contained form. Baraz explains the punishment vessel was full of evil, and that is why when he touched it he controlled him, and also why when Hoopa changed form he lost control. Thanks to an invention by Clemont, they manage to transport the pot without having to touch it. Late at night, Team Rocket manages to steal the punishment vessel, but as Meowth touches the vessel, he is possessed by it and releases the unleashed form. Hoopa, not wanting to be consumed by the force contained in the vessel, rejects it, and with the help of Baraz and Meray, they manage to expel it, but they break the vessel.

As the vessel is broken and Hoopa has rejected its power, this power materializes in an uncontrolled, Unbound form of Hoopa that the only seeks to be able to subdue the contained Hoopa in order to unleash that uncontrolled power. In order to eliminate this shadow of Hoopa, the original Hoopa summons Lugia, Latios and Latias because Ash asks it for some fast Pokémon to flee and be able to face it. Taking advantage of the combat, the group flees and Baraz concludes that they must make a new punishment vessel, but they can only do that in the Dahara Tower. Hoopa sends Baraz, Meray, Serena, Bonnie, Clemont, a wild Hippopotas and Ash’s Frogadier to the Dahara tower; to make the punishment vessel, Ghris initially used the elemental tables of water, fire and land, so they would use attacks from those same types to create the new vessel.

Meanwhile, Ash and Pikachu stay with Hoopa to protect it, since it could not go through his own rings. While they were in hiding, Ash comments to Hoopa that if it and it shadow are two different parts of one being, they should get along. Before Hoopa could respond, they are attacked by the Unbound for but, once again, Lugia manages to distract the shadow for a longer time, just so they could flee. Inside a building, Hoopa asks Ash to see if he could really get along with his shadow and he answers yes, making Hoopa very happy but they are interrupted again by the shadow, who had found them again. Lugia saves them once again, but is injured during the escape.

When Lugia recovers, Hoopa’s shadow manages to elude its attack and put it into a ring, to return it to the sea and get rid of it. Now that they no longer have Lugia on their side, Ash asks Hoopa to bring in very fast Pokémon so he can face the shadow, and Hoopa brings a Shiny Rayquaza, a Latios and a Latias. Meanwhile, the shadow brings Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Kyurem, Primal Groudon, and Primal Kyogre controlled by its fury. The power of the controlled legendaries combined with that of the Unbound Hoopa was too great, but thanks to Rayquaza, Latios and Latias mega evolved and were able to face them. During the fight, Unbouond Hoopa sensed that the punishment vessel was being rebuilt in Dahara Tower, so it sent the legendaries to destroy the tower. Despite Mega Rayquaza’s efforts not to destroy the tower, it ends up being hit by th Unbound’s attack, which allows Palkia to destabilize Mega Latios, causing Ash and Hoopa to fall from the tower.

There Hoopa’s shadow manages to corner them and when it is about to subdue Hoopa, it is stopped by the power of the new punishment vessel. The controlled legendaries come to their senses, and they fall into the river tired, and Hoopa’s shadow loses physical stability and returns to the punishment vessel, but all that energy causes the new vessel to fly out of Baraz’s hands. Ash catches it in flight, but is possessed by Hoopa’s shadow. At that moment, the shadow tells Hoopa through Ash to disappear, but Hoopa refuses outright and tries to convince its shadow to become one again, as Ash had told him they should be.

It shows the Unbound Hoopa how it learned to respect the land, and how much fun it had with Meray and Baraz while they were kids, to make it understand that uncontrolled anger would end with all of that, and that that anger is the reason why it had been sealed in the first place. Hoopa’s shadow understands and calms down, becoming the power of the Unbound Hoopa, locked in the vessel, without any hint of anger, and with a flash of light, frees Ash from its control. However, due to the presence of so many Legendary Pokémon in one place, a gap opens around Dahara Tower that begins to consume the tower, locking Ash and company together with Team Rocket and the rest of the people who had fled the Legendary Pokémon battle.

To save all the people, they unleash the power of the Unbound Hoopa, this time without anger, so that Hoopa could create more rings to pull people out of the gap. When they have finished taking out all the people, they return Hoopa to his contained form because the gap was too small and they finish passing, all except Ash, Baraz, Meray and Hoopa since it still could not pass through the rings . On both sides of the rings they try to pull Hoopa out of the gap without success, until, mysteriously, the rift is shrouded in golden light and stops waning.

In the end, thanks to the help of the powers of Baraz and Meray, and the encouragement of Ash, Hoopa understands the words of Ghris, and understands that he is part of a family made up of all people and Pokémon. Understanding this, Hoopa decides that he would not disappear into the space-time gap to leave its family aside, breaking the seal of its rings, crossing one and exiting the gap, followed by Baraz. At that moment the golden light disappears and the gap is completely consumed revealing that the legendary Pokémon Arceus had been the one who had saved Hoopa. Now that Hoopa can cross its rings, it decides to stay with Baraz and Meray, to rebuild the Dahara Tower. Before saying goodbye to Ash and company, it wishes Ash to become a Pokémon Master.

Chronology: Set somewhere between episodes 868 of Kalos Quest and 901 of XYZ; we know this because Serena has Braixen but Ash doesn’t have Greninja yet. Clemont is also traveling with Ash again in this movie, so wait until after their battle when he rejoins the before you watch the movie.

Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel

Original Title: Pokémon the Movie XY&Z: Volcanion and the Exquisite Magearna (Japanese: ポケモン・ザ・ムービーXY&Z ボルケニオンと機巧のマギアナ)
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Screenplay: Atsuhiro Tomioka
Release Date: July 16, 2016
Running Time: 95 minutes

A man and woman piloting an airship with a special container notice that their vehicle is being followed by Volcanion. Ms. Cherie asks her co-pilot Levi to take care of Volcanion, who lands on the ship deck. Levi sends out an Alakazam and Glalie and then activates a force he calls “Mega Wave” with a jeweled bracelet and forcibly transforms his Pokémon into their Mega Evolved forms. Volcanion engages Mega Alakazam and Mega Glalie in the fight, but Levi manages to put an electronic tape around one of his legs. Volcanion distracts a second gang, but Levi freezes Mega Glalie Volcanion in a block of ice before launching it from the ship.

Ash and his friends continue their journey. Ash and Clemont have to fight, but shortly afterwards, Volcanion crashes onto the scene like an icy meteor. As the steam from Volcanion thaws, Ash discovers the band Volcanion, who used to be distracted and now cling to themselves. Volcanion tries to leave, only to have Ash forcibly pull his leg to the band. Clemont discovers that the ribbons form a magnetic chain between Ash and Volcanion. Annoyed by the presence of people nearby, Volcanion flies to chase Levi and Cherie and reluctantly takes Ash away. On the way, Volcanion ends up briefly in a café, where Team Rocket notices Ash and decides to follow him.

At a castle, Levi and Cherie present the container to their boss, Cabinet Minister Alva, and a boy who is with him. It turns out that Magearna, a Pokémon, is included. The boy introduces himself as Prince Raleigh of the Azoth Kingdom, the land where Magearna was originally born five hundred years ago. Volcanion suddenly appears with Ash and causes Alva to activate Mega Wave on his Shiny Gengar along with Alakazam and Glalie with his staff. Volcanion is frozen again, and while Ash is stuck nearby, Raleigh explains that Magearna is an artificial Pokémon created by inventor Nikola, which surprises him. Meanwhile, Raleigh’s older sister Kimia takes off her own plane to watch Volcanion after being notified of his presence by her personal assistant, Flamel. As Volcanion thaws, Ash’s Pokémon arrive and help subdue the three Mega Evolved Pokémon, creating enough confusion for Volcanion to escape with Magearna and upset Alva.

Levi and Cherie soon find Team Rocket climb the side of the castle and capture them. Ash meets his friends again under a bridge and everyone introduces themselves to Magearna. Volcanion tries to keep people away from Magearna because it doesn’t trust them and causes Magearna to scold them. Serena gives Ash new clothes to replace his water-damaged outfit, while Clemont tries to remove the straps holding Ash and Volcanion together. As a result, Ash and his friends are forced to bring Volcanion and Magearna back to their home, the Misty Plateau. Elsewhere, Alva meets with Team Rocket in his office and finds that they know Ash well. Whenever he sees an opportunity, he recruits them for his cause. That night, Ash’s group is attacked on the way to the misty plateau by Team Rocket, who now have Alva-supplied Mega Wave bracelets that they use to use Heracross and Pinsir that they gave Mega Evolve to. Ash and Volcanion attempt to fend them off, while Serena,

Clemont and Bonnie flee with Magearna to catch them in a trap left by Team Rocket. To end the fight, Volcanion explodes with a burst of steam. Kimia also appears with her own shiny Mega Gardevoir to defeat Team Rocket. Clemont gives Ash a protective suit that he designed so that he would not be injured the next time Volcanion explodes. Kimia tells Alva and her brother’s group: Raleigh was very interested in arcane science, the practices Nikola used, and Alva taught him both arcane science and the history of the Azoth Kingdom. Raleigh fully trusts Alva, but Kimia doesn’t and suspects he has an ulterior motive. On the foggy plateau, Volcanion reveals that all Pokémon living there have been injured by humans and are therefore fearful. The group begins to gain the trust of the Plateau’s Pokémon by bringing out their own Pokémon and helping drive away a Pokémon Hunter who appears to be trying to catch an Amaura.

Ash goes with Volcanion to the cave it lives in, but when it enters a pool to recharge its water reserves, Clemont’s suit doesn’t work and explodes. The group realizes that the acid produced by the gulpin living in the cave can break the bonds that connect Ash to Volcanion, so they do. Volcanion tells Ash to leave, but Ash refuses and continues to argue with Volcanion. Later, Alva and his troops invade the foggy plateau and flood the area with smoke. He uses traps to catch most of the Pokémon and humans while Levi and Cherie come down from the airship with a large army of Pokémon. They threaten Magearna, the humans and Pokémon, including Ash and Vulcan, with electricity until she submits and walks with them. Magearna cannot watch his friends being tortured.

He surrenders and is taken to Alva and Raleigh by Steelix of the Army. Raleigh expresses his excitement that their plans may succeed, but Alva betrays him and leaves Gengar Magearna paralyzed. He opens the hatch on Magearna’s chest and reveals the heart of his soul, which he is trying to remove. Raleigh tries to stop him, but Levi holds him tight, forcing him to watch as Alva removes the soul heart and effectively “kills” Magearna. No longer having a use for it, Alva has Gengar Magearna’s corpse discarded before ordering the entire army to use Hyper Beam, seemingly killing all of the humans and Pokémon below it, including Raleigh’s sister. Alva tells the horrified prince that he can now take control of the Azoth kingdom before Gengar puts him to sleep. Below, humans and Pokémon survived the mass hyperbeam through a combination of Safeguard and Dig. They find Magearna’s body and decide to get the soul heart back from Alva so that they can revive Magearna.

Meanwhile, Alva blows up Jessie and James as they try to steal his soul heart as soon as Meowth realizes that Magearna’s soul is still there, and holds Meowth hostage. While Volcanion travels back to the Azoth Kingdom in Kimia’s flying boat, he tells the group how Magearna got to know it hundreds of years ago on the flower field of the foggy plateau. Flamel contacts Kimia and informs her that Alva intends to use the Soul Heart to activate the hidden mechanisms inside the castle that Nikola designed to defend the kingdom in case of attack. When he builds the soul’s heart into the mechanism, the castle transforms and rises from the ground and becomes a flying fortress. Alva sees Kimia’s vehicle approach and looks forward to testing the weapons the fortress contains. The power flows from the soul’s heart into a laser cannon on the fortress, but it doesn’t fire. Meowth realizes that Magearna is actively fighting against Alva’s orders.

Ash sends out all of his Pokémon and the group ends up at the castle to face Levi, Cherie, and the entire Mega Wave army. When a massive battle breaks out, Volcanion pierces the ground and allows Ash, Kimia, Greninja, and Kimia’s Gardevoir to enter the control room. They arrive and confront Alva, only to be caught in the same torture traps he used before. Now that Magearna is fighting him, Alva decides to completely break his mind by forcing him to fire the laser at the fog plateau. With Gengar controlling it, Magearna can’t stop the laser from firing, and the shock of destroying his home makes his soul fade from the soul’s heart. Alva fires the laser again at the foggy plateau, but all the Pokémon there band together to block it. Their power is insufficient, so Squishy will jump off the fortress and absorb a large number of Zygarde cells, which briefly transform into their full form to block the laser with Dragon Pulse (although this form will not be seen by anyone else). Volcanion tries to destroy the traps with steam eruption, but has run out of water.

It still manages to tear down the traps, causing Alva to panic and order Gengar to attack. Pikachu counters with Electro Ball and Thunderbolt, pushing Alva and Gengar back. Ash climbs onto the mechanism with Greninja, grabs Alva’s fallen staff, wedges it in the machinery and breaks the Mega Wave jewel inside. Gengar immediately returns to his original form and flees, and Levi and Cherie’s bracelets break, releasing their entire army as well. Jessie and James, who previously took a ride on Kimia’s craft, free Meowth while Raleigh wakes up and reunites with his sister. However, Alva uses the distraction to lock the fortress on a collision course with the foggy plateau in hopes of killing all of his enemies. He tries to escape with an Arcane Science jetpack, but Greninja uses Water Shuriken and breaks it, sending Alva spiraling into the forest below. Ash reinstalls the Soul Heart in Magearna, but based on what Alva did with it, it appears to have lost its memory and personality.

Raleigh discovers that he cannot override the fort’s controls and stop the crash. The group plans to destroy the castle from the engine room, but Ash refuses to let Volcanion carry out the plan, realizing that it is a suicide mission. Instead, Volcanion helps the humans and Pokémon evacuate the castle, but at the last minute it jumps back inside, intending to sacrifice itself. Volcanion apologizes for not being able to save Magearna and explodes once Kimia completes the evacuation and completely destroys the fortress. On the foggy plateau, Ash, his friends Kimia and Raleigh and the Pokémon living there mourn for Volcanion’s death and Magearna’s condition. Suddenly a thick fog envelops the area and Volcanion appears after barely surviving.

The sight of Volcanion brings Magearna back to his true self, but Volcanion collapses and appears to be dead. Desperate to save his friend, Magearna produces flowers from his arms. The pollen gets into Volcanion’s nose and makes it sneeze, reviving it to everyone’s delight. Now healthy again, Volcanion gives Pikachu and the other Pokémon the honor of being honorary members of the Foggy Plateau. Team Rocket, watching up close, is pleased with how things have turned out. In the credits, the Foggy Plateau Pokémon collect the ruins of the fortress and bury them in a huge hole. Ash and his friends return to the Azoth Kingdom with Kimia and Raleigh, where Bonnie proposes Flamel on behalf of Clemont. Kimia and Gardevoir later discover that Alva is tangled in a tree in the rubble of his jetpack. She arrests him with the magnetic tapes from Volcanion and Ash and prevents him from escaping even though he tries. Levi and Cherie are also detained. Following Ash’s advice, Raleigh takes his Slurpuff on his own Pokémon journey to see the world and learn more than just the past.

Kimia watches as he walks off the remains of the castle. Magearna continues to live in peace on the Foggy Plateau with the other Pokémon, while Volcanion watches over them from his cave.

Chronology: Set somewhere between episodes 911 and 927 of the XYZ season; we know because Ash has Noivern but his Goodra hasn’t rejoined the group yet.

Arc 7: Alola movies

Despite Generation VII having two movies – I Choose You! and The Power of Us – they are not actually part of the Alola arc as it was presented in the anime series. These two movies actually launched an alternative reality of movies that does still follow Ash and Pikachu, but their stories are completely different. In that way, the Alola arc was left without official movies, thus becoming the first major narrative arc in the whole franchise to suffer such a fate.

Arc 8: Galar movies

As with the Alola arc, Galar still doesn’t have its own movies that are set within the narrative continuity of Pokémon Journeys. Certainly, there is a Generation VIII movie, but that movie is – just like the Generation VII movies – part of an alternative timeline established by the Generation VII movies; it is not part of the main narrative of the anime series. Alola was left without a movie alltogether, but whether that is going to happen with the recently started Galar arc, we have yet to see for ourselves.

Alternative continuity movies

As we have already explained, starting with Generation VII, Pokémon movies have started to diverge from the main narrative continuity. Beginning with I Choose You!, the movies follow the same protagonists – Ash and his Pikachu – but in an alternative timeline, where the events of their adventures happened a bit differently than in the anime. The movies started off from the beginning, just like the anime, but they weren’t so attentive in showing all of the events, which is expected from a movie series (an anime series has much more space to chronicle every part of the adventure, while films can only tell certain stories). Both Generation VII movies are part of this alternative timeline, as well as the first Generation VIII movie, and here they are:

Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!

Original Title: Pocket Monsters the Movie: I Choose You! (Japanese: 劇場版 ポケットモンスター キミにきめた!)
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Screenplay: Shōji Yonemura
Release Date: July 6, 2017
Running Time: 97 minutes

Ash Ketchum wakes up late one morning after breaking his alarm clock in his sleep. He eventually makes it to Professor Oak’s lab, but is told that the three starter Pokémon (Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander) have already been taken by trainers who were on time. However, Oak reveals that he still has one Pokémon, an electric guy named Pikachu. Despite his fleeting and vivacious personality, as well as his refusal to step into a Poké Ball, Ash happily takes Pikachu on his journey. Outside of Pallet Town, Ash runs into a Pidgey.

When Pikachu refuses to fight it, Ash throws a stone at it, but hits a spear, mistaking Pikachu for guilty. Soon more Spearow appear, forcing Ash and Pikachu to run. Injured and tired, Ash asks Pikachu to step into his ball, but he refuses again. Instead, Pikachu defends Ash from the Spearow by summoning a large thunderbolt that scares them off. When the storm stops, Ho-Oh flies upward, dropping a feather known as rainbow wings. Ash and Pikachu decide to look for the legendary Pokémon. After Ash and several other trainers hear that the legendary Pokémon Entei is nearby, they rush into the forest to look for it. Ash finds the duck, but fights over it with a trainer named Verity and an aspiring young Pokémon professor named Sorrel. When Entei escapes, Ash and Verity get into an argument and Sorrel leaves, telling them that they must find shelter soon.

In search of protection, Ash and Verity find a Charmander who they quickly learn belongs to a ruthless trainer named Cross, who left him out in the rain. Cross refuses to take Charmander back, calling it weak, and Ash and Verity are forced to seek refuge. You come across a cave with sorrel and help Charmander get well again. Sorrel reveals that Ho-Oh only gives the rainbow wing to the “rainbow hero” destined to fight him while a Shadow Pokémon named Marshadow watches. The next morning, Ash persuades Charmander to join them. The group follows the rainbow wing that leads them to the Raizen Mountains to meet Ho-Oh. Charmander evolves into Charmeleon. Cross returns and challenges Ash’s Charmeleon with his Incineroar. Charmeleon is brutally defeated, causing Ash a lot of grief.

Ash is upset about his loss and openly admits that he could have won with Pikachu. Later he wishes he had got Bulbasaur or Squirtle. Alone in the forest, Marshadow puts Ash into a sleep-like state when the rainbow wing goes dark. Ash has a dream where there are no Pokémon and he goes to regular school with Verity and Sorrel. Realizing something is missing, he remembers Pikachu and wakes up with his friends, and the wing regains its color. The group realizes they are approaching when the wing begins to glow towards Mount Tensei. At the summit, the group makes it to a crystal-like structure called Rainbow Rock, but is interrupted by Cross, who wants to fight Ho-Oh himself after seeing Ho-Oh but not receiving the wing. Cross’ Incineroar fights Ash’s Charmeleon, who quickly evolves into Charizard and defeats Incineroar.

Refusing to accept his loss, Cross grabs the wing and places it on top of the crystal, but it gets dark, causing Marshadow, an agent of Ho-Oh, to turn the local Pokémon evil and attack Ash and his friends . The coaches fight back, but are overwhelmed by the gravity of the situation. Ash eventually pulls a severely weakened Pikachu back into his Poké Ball when the Pokémon attacks Ash, and it begins to fade when Marshadow notices the wing has dissolved. Ash is in a gray world but is brought back. Ash takes the newly formed rainbow wing and places it on top of the crystal structure. Ho-Oh arrives and Ash challenges Pikachu to a fight, but the result is never shown. Cross goes on good terms and eventually Verity and Sorrel leave Ash to pursue their own dreams.

Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us

Original Title: Pocket Monsters the Movie: Everyone’s Story (Japanese: 劇場版げきじょうばんポケットモンスター みんなの物語)
Director: Tetsuo Yajima
Screenplay: Eiji Umehara, Aya Takaha
Release Date: July 13, 2018
Running Time: 100 minutes

Fula City was founded on barren land developed by humans after the legendary Pokémon Lugia gave them the power of the wind. The wind festival takes place every year. Fifty years ago, the nearby mountain forest went up in flames because people cleared the mountain forest and searched for the mysterious Pokémon Zeraora. Harriet, the woman who built the wind turbine, burned her hand without saving her Snubbull from the burning windmill. She could only get the key to start the turbine that was holding Snubbull. This caused her to move away from Pokémon. Lugia was called in to put out the fire.

Hoping to protect Zeraora from the people, the mayor of Fula City created a lie that Zeraora had died and cursed the mountain. This secret was kept by the mayor’s successor, Oliver. In the present, Oliver’s daughter Margo takes care of Zeraora after she was injured and saved Margo and two other Pokémon from falling rocks in the foothills. Former distance runner Risa agrees to attend the festival to catch a wild Eevee for her younger brother Rick. Ash Ketchum and his Pikachu attend the festival and take part in the Pokémon catching competition. Callahan attends the festival with his sister Mia and their daughter Kelly. Kelly suffers from low immunity, so Callahan makes up big stories about being the best trainer when he doesn’t even have a Pokémon. Harriet, now an old woman, gets the essence of the Pokémon train Sweet Scent, which causes Pokémon to follow her wherever she goes.

Scam and liar Callahan, who gets help from shy scientist Toren, decides to deliver Toren’s speech in his lab in exchange for Toren helping him win the Pokémon Catching Contest. A pity Sudowoodo Callahan follows him. Callahan walks in and first boasts a rare Pokémon in the forest that fascinates everyone but worries Margo. Ash takes second place and helps Risa catch an Eevee. In an after-credits scene, it is revealed that the announcer for the Pokémon channel is Rick, Risa’s younger brother. Risa wants to know how he knows where she is from. The scene ends before he explains it. Harriet, upset by the amount of Pokémon that followed her, goes to gates to ask for an antidote, but says it will be some time before she stays with him. Callahan can’t make it up. Toren tries to give the presentation himself but accidentally plays back footage of him helping Callahan with the competition so everyone can see. Kelly is upset by her uncle’s lies and passes out from exhaustion.

Team Rocket steals a bottle of Motion Effect Spore from the lab. However, the trio accidentally loses it in the woods. Margo steals the Eternal Flame, a light held on the tallest tower in the city to contact Lugia, stop the festival, and keep Zeraora safe and hidden. Margo tries to protect Zeraora from two poachers, but Ash and his friends save them just in time. Suddenly the effect spore bottle cracks and devours a large part of the forest. The city and the group decide to work together to prevent this from happening. Callahan discovers that Mia and Kelly are trapped in a gondola while the city is being devoured, and Sudowoodo lets him conquer them so they can save the city. Toren comes to the laboratory and is working on an antidote to the effects spore that threatens the city. A fire suddenly breaks out in the forest, killing the electricity, but Toren uses Team Rocket’s Lum Berries to create the antidote.

Zeraora wakes up and starts saving Pokémon. While Ash and Margo decide to follow him, Risa is assigned to bring the eternal flame back to the tower. Ash and Pikachu end up fighting Zeraora, who still distrusts humans, but Ash and Margo manage to make it through and try to put out the flames. Toren arrives at the power station to give the antidote to Callahan, who throws it into the turbines while Harriet and the Pokémon spin the blades. Risa brings the Eternal Flame upstairs and Lugia comes to put out the fire. Mayor Oliver revokes the lie about Zeraora’s disappearance and proclaims that the citizens will live next to it peacefully.

Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle

Original Title: Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco (Japanese: 劇場版ポケットモンスター ココ)
Director: Tetsuo Yajima
Screenplay: Tetsuo Yajima, Atsuhiro Tomioka
Release Date: December 25, 2020
Running Time: 100 minutes

Synopsis: TBA


Pokémon Chronicles

Pokémon Chronicles was a spin-off anime series that aired from December 3, 2002 to September 28, 2004. The series was set within the main anime continuity, but followed characters other than Ash Ketchum, who appears rarely in this show. The focus was to provide an insight into the world of Pokémon, but from a different perspective, showing adventures that well-known, but recurring characters had. The show had a total of 22 episodes, most of which were original episodes for the series, but it also contained already aired shorts combined into a single-episode format for Chronicles (listed in blue) as well as The Legend of Thunder! TV movie, which was broadcast as the first three episodes of the series (listed in yellow). This is the list:

#Episode TitleAir Date
1“The Legend of Thunder (Part 1)” 
(ライコウ 雷の伝説, Raikou – Ikazuchi no Densetsu)
December 30, 2001
2“The Legend of Thunder (Part 2)” 
(ライコウ 雷の伝説, Raikou – Ikazuchi no Densetsu)
December 30, 2001
3“The Legend of Thunder (Part 3)” 
(ライコウ 雷の伝説, Raikou – Ikazuchi no Densetsu)
December 30, 2001
4“Pikachu’s Winter Vacation”:
1) “Delibird’s Dilemma” (デリバードのプレゼント, Deribādo no Purezento)
2) “Snorlax Snowman” (ホワイトストーリー, Howaito Sutōrī)
December 22, 2000
5“A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!” 
(タケシ!ニビジムをすくえ!, Takeshi! Nibi Jimu wo Sukue!)
December 3, 2002
6“Cerulean Blues” 
(ハナダジムのリベンジマッチ!, Hanada Jimu no Ribenji Matchi!)
December 10, 2002
7“We’re No Angels!” 
(がんばれ!前向きロケット団, Ganbare! Maemuki Roketto-dan!)
December 17, 2002
8“Showdown at the Oak Corral” 
(オーキド邸だいけっせん!!, Ōkido-yashiki Daikessen!)
January 14, 2003
9“The Blue Badge of Courage” 
(カスミ!ブルーバッジをゲットせよ!, Kasumi! Burū Bajji o Getto se yo!)
February 25, 2003
(ポケモン捜査網!オーキド博士をさがせ!!, Pokémon Sōsa! Ōkido-hakase o Sagase!!)
April 8, 2003
11“A Date With Delcatty” 
(カスミ真剣勝負!命かけます!?, Kasumi Shinken Shōbu! Inochi Kakemasu!?)
September 2, 2003
12“Training Daze” 
(ロケット団 愛と青春の原点, Roketto-dan Ai to Seishun no Genten)
September 30, 2003
13“Celebi and Joy!” 
(もうひとつのセレビィ伝説, Mō Hitotsu no Serebī Densetsu)
October 7, 2003
14“Journey to the Starting Line!” 
(マサラタウン、ポケモントレーナーの旅立ち, Masara Taun, Pokémon Torēnā no Tabidachi!)
October 14, 2003
15“Putting The Air Back In Aerodactyl!” 
(ポケモン研究者シゲルと復活のプテラ, Pokémon Kenkyūsha Shigeru to Fukkatsu no Putera)
March 16, 2004
16“Luvdisc Is A Many Splendored Thing!” 
(カスミとラブカス!ラブバトル!, Kasumi to Rabukasu! Rabu Batoru!)
September 14, 2004
17“Those Darn Electabuzz!” 
(ナナコとリザードン!炎の猛特訓!, Nanako to Rizādon! Honō no Mōtokkun!)
September 21, 2004
18“The Search for the Legend” 
(天駆ける伝説 ヒロシとファイヤー!, Amakakeru Densetsu Hiroshi to Faiyā!)
September 28, 2004
19“Of Meowth and Pokémon” 
(出会いのミレニアムタウン, Deai no Mireniamu Taun)
March 4, 2003
20“Trouble in Big Town” 
(ぼくたちピチューブラザーズ·風船騒動, Bokutachi Pichū Burazāzu – Fūsen Sōdō)
March 4, 2003
21“Big Meowth, Little Dreams” 
(迷探偵ニャース参上!, Meitantei Nyāsu Sanjō!)
December 22, 2000
22“Pikachu’s Winter Vacation”
1) “Christmas Night” (クリスマスであそぼ!, Kurisumasu de Asobo!)
2) “Kanga Games” (雪であそぼ!, Yuki de Asobo!)
December 22, 1998

Pokémon Origins

Pokémon Origins, known in Japan as Pocket Monsters: The Origin (Japanese: ポケットモンスター THE ORIGIN, Poketto Monsutā Ji Orijin), is a Pokémon spin-off series that aired on October 2, 2013 in Japan. It was a four-part, 90-minute special focused primarily on the character of Red, who appeared in the original Pokémon games, Red and Blue (or Red and Green in Japan). This series combined the animation style of the anime series with the original game mechanics and narrative, giving the original story of the Pokémon franchise, the story that started all of it, a fresh look. The series follows Red on his journey through the Kanto region, where he obtains badges and yearns of becoming the best Pokémon trainer. These are the episodes:

#Episode TitleAir Date
“Reddo” (レッド)
October 2, 2013
“Karakara” (カラカラ)
October 2, 2013
“Sakaki” (サカキ)
October 2, 2013
“Rizādon” (リザードン)
October 2, 2013

Pokémon Generations

Pokémon Generations was a Japanese original net animation (ONA) series that aired online from September 16, 2016 to December 23, 2016. Similarly to Pokémon Origins, Generations was inspired by the Pokémon video games, although it was presented in a much different format. Each of the episodes followed an episode from one of the numerous Pokémon video games, thereby giving the whole franchise a fresh look and not just its first two games. The episodes started off in the Kanto region (Red and Blue) and the narrative was completed in the Kalos region (X and Y). The episodes had a duration of 3-5 minutes and a total of 18 episodes was produced. They are:

#Episode TitleAir Date
1“The Adventure”
“Bōken” (冒険)
September 16, 2016
2“The Chase”
“Tsuiseki” (追跡)
September 16, 2016
3“The Challenger”
“Chōsensha” (挑戦者)
September 23, 2016
4“The Lake of Rage”
“Ikari no Mizūmi” (いかりの湖)
September 30, 2016
5“The Legacy”
“Keishō” (継承)
October 7, 2016
6“The Reawakening”
“Saisei” (再生)
October 7, 2016
7“The Vision”
“Bijon” (ビジョン)
October 14, 2016
8“The Cavern”
“Kaitei Dōkutsu” (海底洞窟)
October 21, 2016
9“The Scoop”
“Sukūpu” (スクープ)
October 28, 2016
10“The Old Chateau”
“Mori no Yōkan” (森の洋館)
October 28, 2016
11“The New World”
“Atarashii Sekai” (新しい世界)
November 4, 2016
12“The Magma Stone”
“Kazan no Okiishi” (火山のおき石)
November 11, 2016
13“The Uprising”
“Hanran” (反乱)
November 18, 2016
14“The Frozen World”
“Kogoeru Sekai” (凍える世界)
November 23, 2016
15“The King Returns”
“Kikan” (帰還)
December 2, 2016
16“The Beauty Eternal”
“Eien no Bi” (永遠の美)
December 9, 2016
17“The Investigation”
“Sōsa” (捜査)
December 16, 2016
18“The Redemption”
“Aganai” (贖い)
December 23, 2016

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Pokémon: Twilight Wings is the most recent spin-off series, again an original net animation (ONA) that aired from January 15, 2020 to November 5, 2020. The series was inspired by the new Sword and Shield video games and serves as a form of promotion for them, as it was not tied to any of the previous animated series. Initially, the show was supposed to have only seven episodes, but an additional episode was aired in November to promote the DLC packs for Sword and Shield. All the episodes have a run time of around 6 minutes. They are:

#Episode TitleAir Date
“Letter” (手紙)
January 15, 2020
“Training” (修行)
February 18, 2020
“Partner” (相棒)
March 17, 2020
4“Early-Evening Waves”
“Evening Waves” (夕波)
April 17, 2020
“Secretary” (秘書)
June 5, 2020
“Moonlit Night” (月夜)
July 3, 2020
“Sky” (空)
August 6, 2020
8“The Gathering of Stars”
“Expansion: Star Festival” (EXPANSION ~星の祭~)
November 5, 2020


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