This is a list of episodes of the Pokémon Anime ポケットモンスター (Japanese: Poketto Monsutā Pocket Monsters). For movies see Pokémon Movies and other specials see Pokémon Special. The division between seasons of Pokémon is mainly based on the openings of each episode, that aired in the United States and may not reflect the actual production season in Japan which is divided by series.
Pocket Monsters (Pokémon: The Original Series)
Pokémon: Indigo League
- Main article: Pokémon: Indigo League
Ash Ketchum, a new trainer aiming to become the Pokémon Champion from Pallet Town, travels with his starter Pokémon, Pikachu. However, his rival, Gary Oak, stands in his path and belittles him at every opportunity. Along with Misty of Cerulean City, who aims to become a Water Pokémon Master, and Brock of Pewter City, who wishes to become a Pokémon Breeder, Ash travels around the Kanto region, despite being pursued by Team Rocket Trio - Jessie, James and Meowth. He catches many Pokémon and challenges the Gym Leaders - Brock, Misty, Erika, Sabrina, Koga and Blaine - to obtain their badges, required to participate at the Pokémon League. The heroes also meet the Elite Four Bruno, who displays courage in tough situations. After winning the last badge and waiting out, Ash goes to the Indigo League, hoping to win the Tournament.
Pokémon: Adventures on the Orange Islands
- Main article: Pokémon: Adventures on the Orange Islands
After the events in Kanto region, Ash goes with Brock and Misty to Orange Islands, where Ash gives a strange-looking ball to Professor Ivy. Brock decides to leave Ash and Misty, who find a new friend, a Pokémon Watcher named Tracey Sketchit, who makes drawings of Pokémon. Ash decides to challenge the Gyms of Orange Islands, with their different requirements to obtain the badges. On the way to challenge Drake, the ultimate Gym Leader of the Orange Islands, Ash learns new things, from Lorelei, on how to become a better trainer.
The Johto Journeys
- Main article: Pokémon: The Johto Journeys
With Brock re-joining Ash and Misty, the heroes go to the Johto region, to take the mysterious ball to Kurt, the master of the Poké Balls. In the new region, however, new rivals appear, such as the rookie trainer, Casey. On their way, Ash, Misty and Brock meet Falkner and Bugsy, the Gym Leaders of Violet City and Azalea Town, which Ash manages to defeat.
Johto League Champions
- Main article: Pokémon: Johto League Champions
The heroes continue their journey through the Johto region. On his first Gym Battle, Ash is defeated by Whitney, but manages to bypass her strategy and win the third Johto badge. Afterwards, the heroes meet their friends from Kanto region, before and after arriving to Ecruteak City, where Morty lives. Continuing towards the west, Ash's battle against Jasmine is postponed, as Olivine City's Amphy, an Ampharos, serving as the light source for the lighthouse, is sick. Fortunately, the heroes take a plane to Cianwood City, where Amphy's medicine is bought, while Ash has a Gym battle with Chuck.
- Main article: Pokémon: Master Quest
Returning to Olivine City, the heroes resolve a crisis involving Team Rocket organization and the legendary Pokémon, Lugia. Winning the battle against Jasmine, Ash heads with his friends through Ecruteak City and come to Mahogany Town. However, Team Rocket makes their second incident in Johto, by forcing Pokémon evolution. Guided by Lance, the Champion, the heroes manage to cripple Team Rocket's power. Managing to obtain Pryce's badge at Mahogany Town, Ash, Misty and Brock goes to Blackthorn City. Meowth, James and Jessie make trouble at the town, trying to take the Dragon Fang and even upset a Dragonite, who goes on a rampage. Fortunately, the Dragonite is stopped and Ash manages to defeat Clair, the final Gym Leader. Going towards the Johto League, Ash picks up an egg, which hatches into a Larvitar, who is taken to Mt. Silver to its mother. Managing to sign in the League, Ash battles his opponents, including Gary, but is defeated by Harrison, who suggests going to Hoenn. After the long journey, Ash bids farewell to Misty and Brock and goes to Hoenn, but trouble arises as his Pikachu gets hit by Team Rocket's magnet.
The season is consisted of 65 episodes, from "Around the Whirlpool" to "Hoenn Alone!", with the additional movie special, "Pokémon - Heroes: Latios and Latias". This is also the final season of Pokémon: The Original Series.
Pocket Monster: Advanced Generation (Pokémon: Advanced Generation)
- Main article: Pokémon: Advanced
Pokémon: Advanced Challenge
- Main article: Pokémon: Advanced Challenge
Pokémon: Advanced Battle
- Main article: Pokémon: Advanced Battle
Pokémon: Battle Frontier
- Main article: Pokémon: Battle Frontier
The season is consisted of 47 episodes, from "Fear Factor Phony" to "Home Is Where The Start Is!", with the additional movie special, "Pokémon Movie - Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.
Pocket Monsters: Diamond & Pearl (Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl Series)
Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
- Main article: Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl
Pokémon: DP Battle Dimension
- Main article: Pokémon: DP Battle Dimension
Pokémon: DP Galactic Battles
- Main article: Pokémon: DP Galactic Battles
Pokémon: DP Sinnoh League Victors
- Main article: Pokémon: DP Sinnoh League Victors
Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! (Pokémon: Black & White Series)
Pokémon: Black & White
- Main article: Pokémon: Black & White
The season is consisted of 50 episodes, from "In the Shadow of Zekrom!" to "Battle for the Underground!", with two additional movie specials, "Pokémon The Movie - Black: Victini and Reshiram and White: Victini and Zekrom".
Pokémon: BW Rival Destinies
- Main article: Pokémon: BW Rival Destinies
The season is consisted of 49 episodes, from "Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!" to "Unova's Survival Crisis!", with the additional movie special, "Pokémon The Movie - Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice".
Pokémon: BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond
- Main article: Pokémon: BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond
The season is consisted of 45 episodes, from "Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige!" to "The Dream Continues!", with the additional movie special, "Pokémon The Movie - Genesect and the Legend Awakened".
Pocket Monsters: XY (Pokémon: XY Series)
Pokémon the Series: XY
- Main article: Pokémon the Series: XY
Arriving in Kalos region, Ash meets Lumiose City's Gym Leader, Clemont, and his sister, Bonnie. Together, they arrive to Santalune City, where they meet Serena, a friend Ash met in the past. It is there where Ash loses the gym match against Viola, sister of Alexa, whom Ash met some time back. With some training and support, Ash manages to defeat Viola and goes with Serena, Clemont and Bonnie through the region. On their way to Cyllage City, they come to the Battle Chateau, where they find Viola battling Grant, the Gym Leader, whom Ash manages to defeat later on. Soon after, the heroes meet the Champion and famous actress, Diantha, who possesses the power of Mega Evolution and Korrina, the Gym Leader, who manages to obtain a Key Stone for her Lucario. However, Lucario goes berserk, so the heroes follow Korrina, whose grandfather, Gurkinn, sends her to speak to Mabel. After resolving the situation, the heroes go to the Summer Camp, where they meet Tierno, Trevor and Shauna, their new rivals. After passing the camp, the heroes arrive to the Tower of Mastery at Shalour City. In an intense battle, Ash and Pikachu defeat Korrina and Mega Lucario, earning their third badge.
The season is consisted of 49 episodes, from "Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!" to "Bonnie for the Defense!", with the additional movie special, "Pokémon The Movie - Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction".
Pokémon the Series: XY Kalos Quest
- Main article: Pokémon the Series: XY Kalos Quest
The heroes meet new friends and rivals, as they continue onwards. As Ash manages to defeat Ramos, Serena has her first Showcase in Coumarine City, but loses and makes a major change in her appearance. To prepare for the Gym Match, Clemont flies off to Lumiose City, while Ash, Serena and Bonnie meet up with Aria. Ash defeats Clemont in a heated Gym Battle and goes to Laverre City, where the heroes meet Ash's rival, Sawyer, and the specialist in fairy-type Pokémon, Valerie. With his sixth badge, Ash goes with Bonnie, Clemont and Serena to Anistar City. On their way, Serena wins her first Showcase in Dendemille Town, against Miette, who also participated in the Showcase. When arriving there, the heroes meet up with their rivals, Tierno and Shauna, who have a Tag Battle to give Serena's new Pokémon, Eevee, some confidence. Serena, along with her rivals, Shauna and Nini, enters the Anistar City's Showcase and wins her second Princess Key. Ash also manages to defeat Olympia and earning the seventh badge - Psychic Badge. Olympia, however, has a vision of the heroes and Team Rocket having a major role in an incoming crisis of Kalos.
Pokémon the Series: XYZ
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