The new intro to the latest installment to the Pokemon franchise! NOW WITH ADDED SUBS! Pokémon The Series XY is the seventeenth overall season and the first season of the Pokémon XY series. It will feature Ash Ketchum and Pikachu as they venture into the Kalos region to make new friends, catch new Pokémon, and make new rivals along the way to compete in the Kalos League. It began airing in October 2013.