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Pocket Monsters - XY

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The Series XY (XY ポケットモンスター (エックス ワイ) Pocket Monsters XY (ExWye) in Japan) is the fifth anime series in Japan. It was revealed by the television network TV Tokyo on June 30, 2013, which released information from this series as the logo and the new look of the main protagonist Ash Ketchum.

The new adventure begins on Ash arriving at Lumiose City in the region of Kalos, where he will continue his quest to become a Pokémon Master. It was released in Japan on October 17, 2013. On October 19, 2013, the United States and Spain were issued the first two episodes of the series.





Key Pokemon



Returning Gags

  • The gag of a character proposing to an attractive female character returns to the series, but only with a new twist.
    • Bonnie would propose to the female character to be Clemont's girlfriend but Clemont intervenes saying he is not interested and uses the Aipom Arm to drag Bonnie away.
  • The gag that involves Ash's Pikachu shocking a female character or the female character's bike returns. When Bonnie hugs Pikachu, Pikachu gets frightened and shocks Bonnie, like he did to Iris back in Enter Iris and Axew.

New Gags

  • One of Clemont's inventions would malfunction and blow up, making Clemont, Ash, Bonnie, Serena, and anyone else with them have a puffy hairstyle.


See Pokémon the Series: XY for the episodes of the 17th season.


  • This series has many similarities to the Advanced Generation series.
    • Both have series sneak previews.
    • Ash travels with three characters instead of two.
    • Two of Ash's traveling companions are siblings: Clemont and Bonnie.
      • One of them (Bonnie) is too young to have Pokemon of their own, but still has a love for them.
    • The three older main characters have one starter Pokémon each.
      • The female (Serena) chooses a Fire-type Pokémon.
  • This is the first series to have Ash traveling with two females instead of just one.
  • This series include the new VS. image overview screen. So far, it has been used in three episodes.
  • This is the first series to have Ash not catch a Grass-type starter Pokémon. He chooses a Water-type starter Pokémon for the first time.


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