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Cartoon Network Video
Cartoon Network Video Logo.png
Cartoon Network Video's former logo
Headquarters United States Flag.png USA
Launched September 22, 2006
Owned By Turner Broadcasting System

Cartoon Network Video is a streaming video service run by Cartoon Network to provide animated programs 24 hours a day. The service launched on September 22, 2006. Originally a sister service to Toonami Jetstream, which had long offered the Pokémon anime, Cartoon Network Video became Cartoon Network's lone streaming video service after Toonami Jetstream shut down on January 30, 2009.

Pokémon anime on Cartoon Network Video

The Pokémon anime debuted on the service on May 15, 2009.

The first classification used for the Pokémon anime on Cartoon Network Video is DP: Galactic Battles, not appearing to follow any specific season unlike when the Pokémon anime ran on Toonami Jetstream. The first episode offered on the service was Get Your Rotom Running! The final episode uploaded with the banner displaying Galactic Battles was Gotta Get a Gible!, uploaded on May 17, 2010.

On December 14, 2009, 97 episodes from the first two seasons including the entirety of season two, listed under the names of the first two arcs Indigo League and Adventures in the Orange Islands, were made available on the service, arranged as subclassifications under the show's banner (which still lists Galactic Battles). Unlike Galactic Battles, the episodes from the first two episodes are divided by season, but under the name of one of the arcs, meaning season two episodes from the Indigo League arc are classified under the Adventures in the Orange Islands classification. This is similar to how the last 11 episodes of the second arc, which are also the first 11 episodes of the third season, were available on Toonami Jetstream under the third arc's name.

On February 1, 2010, a fourth subclassification under the show's banner was added to house season three, listed under the name "The Johto Journeys"; only one episode was made available that day, The Pokémon Water War. However, this addition may have been in error, as both the classification and the episode were removed a few days later. The classification was later re-added two months later with the entire third season included; however, the episodes in the classification were not working for many users, and the classification was once again taken down the following month.

On June 5, 2010, the banner depiction for Pokémon on Cartoon Network Video was switched to the new classification of DP: Sinnoh League Victors, carrying over all content that had been classified under the previous arc's name.

Initially, Cartoon Network Video released episodes new to the service every Monday, unless a particular Monday was a United States holiday, in most cases the debut was on a different day (such as the following Tuesday). The newest episodes were currently made available the Monday following their original dub airdates and remain on the service for two weeks. More recently, however, episodes have been uploaded later than previously and remain available for only one week.

Pokémon episodes available on Cartoon Network Video


  • After a site revamp in October 2009, Cartoon Network Video uses a dedicated 16:9 widescreen video player. A lot of content originally produced in 16:9 widescreen, including all Pokémon episodes starting with Classroom Training, are shown properly on this video player regardless of the aspect ratio an episode showed in on Cartoon Network's standard-definition television feed; however, content originally produced in 4:3 fullscreen, such as Pokémon episodes from earlier seasons, are stretched to fill the 16:9 frame in a process similar to Stretch-o-Vision.
  • Unlike on Toonami Jetstream, which gave the three Indigo League episodes it showed wrong numbers, episodes from Indigo League on Cartoon Network Video are listed in its proper order, except for one episode placed in an odd location (see below).
  • The Todd versions of the episodes Todd Snap appears in are the ones used on Cartoon Network Video; the same was true when shown on Toonami Jetstream. Additionally, any episode that involves the Orange Archipelago in any way, shape, or form uses the theme presented from televised airings, meaning Pokémon World is first used with The Lost Lapras on Cartoon Network Video with Pokémon Theme used for the three episodes prior.
  • Unlike other classifications, episodes from the third season are listed primarily in alphabetical order with a few deviations.


  • Episode descriptions for the first two seasons frequently mispluralize Pokémon names, such as the description for Pokémon I Choose You! which lists a "flock of Spearows."
    • Descriptions for season three episodes do not make this mistake.
  • Episode descriptions also tend to type out the names of tools incorrectly, such as "Pokéball" and "PokéDex."
  • The episode description for Clefairy and the Moon Stone contains an odd grammatical error where the second sentence reads "Can the Ash, Misty, and Brock stop them while saving the Moon Stone?"
  • Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden is listed between The Water Flowers of Cerulean City and The School of Hard Knocks for some odd reason. The episode that plays is the listed episode; the episode that should go in between, The Path to the Pokémon League, is one of the missing episodes from season one.
  • The description for The School of Hard Knocks implies that the gang has to convince the headmaster of Pokémon Tech of the dangers of the school. No headmaster appears in the episode, and nowhere in the episode is the school actually implied to be dangerous.
  • The description for Battle Aboard the St. Anne implies Ash discovers Giovanni's plan to steal the Pokémon onboard. Giovanni's identity was as of then still unknown, and his name is not uttered even once in the episode.
  • The description for Island of the Giant Pokémon not only misspells Gyarados's name, but also implies Giovanni was in direct control of the giant robots when he actually wasn't.
  • The description for The Ghost of Maiden's Peak implies that Ash controlled the Venustoise that appeared in the episode, and said Venustoise was key in defeating the Gastly. In actuality, it was the Gastly that created the Venustoise and the Gastly faded to sunlight.
  • The description for The Tower of Terror implies Team Rocket set the traps inside Pokémon Tower when it was actually the resident Ghost-types that did so.
  • The description for Pokémon Scent-sation! implies that Ash was denied entry into the Celadon Gym because he wasn't a female. In actuality, he was denied entry because he criticized the perfume with gender playing no role in the denial of entry (this is evident when Brock is seen in the Gym without incident).
  • The description for Sparks Fly for Magnemite imply the Magnemite were equally as responsible for the blackout as the Grimer when it was actually the Grimer and a Muk solely responsible.
  • The description for Ditto's Mysterious Mansion implies Duplica's Ditto was unable to transform at all. In actuality, the Ditto in question was in a transformed state when it first appeared; it merely had trouble transforming its face.
  • The description for The Problem with Paras implies Cassandra is male. Also, the Kids WB announcing at the end of the Pokérap segment within the episode itself is left intact, unlike all of the other season one episodes that debuted outside of first-run syndication (where the original announcing is restored).
  • The description for Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon implies that Misty and Brock fell into the pit when they actually didn't.
  • The description for Pokémon Paparazzi implies that Todd's claim was to take pictures of Pikachu when he was really out to kidnap it. In actuality, Todd's intent was picture-taking and had no interest in kidnapping.
  • The description for The Ultimate Test implies that passing the test will allow participants to start earning Gym Badges. In reality, passing the test will allow participants to skip the Badges and immediately participate in the league competition.
  • The name of the second arc, used to hold episodes from season two, is listed as "Adventures on the Orange Islands" when it should read "Adventures in the Orange Islands."
  • The description for Beach Blank-Out Blastoise implies that the gang misses "the boat back to Kanto," implying that Cinnabar Island is not part of Kanto.
  • The description for Clefairy Tales lists the gang teaming up with a nonexistent "Professor Boffin" instead of Oswald.
  • The description for The Battle of the Badge implies Ash fought Mewtwo. It was actually Gary that fought Mewtwo. The description is also confusing in some places, possibly implying Gary fought the familiar Team Rocket trio instead of their boss.
  • The description for The Evolution Solution implies Professor Oak accompanied Ash on his trip to the Seafoam Islands when Ash actually went there only with Brock and Misty. Additionally, the description lists the destination locale as the "Seafoam Islands" which, while correct according to the games, is incorrect according to the episode, which used the singular "Seafoam Island" instead of the plural.
  • The description for Round One - Begin! not only misspells Mandi's name as Mandy, but also refers to him as a female.
  • The descriptions for all three of Ritchie's appearances erroneously spell his name without the T.
  • The description for Poké Ball Peril refers to the mysterious object as the "GS Pokéball" instead of simply the GS Ball.
  • The description for The Joy of Pokémon implies that the baby Seel belongs to the Nurse Joy instead of being wild Pokémon.
  • The description for Tracey Gets Bugged implies that the Scyther caught in the episode is male when its gender is actually unknown.
  • Several instances of episodes from the third season include "Poké" in their episode descriptions list with the code "Ž" where the "é" should be. This may be due to the Cartoon Network Video software not supporting the special character.
    • The listing for Once in a Blue Moon also includes some instances of "Ñ" in its episode description.
  • The episode description for The Double Trouble Header implies Casey is male.
  • The episode description for Snubbull Snobbery misspells Snubbull's name.
  • The episode description for Gettin' the Bugs Out refers to the Azalea Gym as the "Hive Gym". Hive is actually the name of the Gym's badge.
  • The episode description for The Fire-ing Squad! implies Team Wartortle belongs to a nonexistent character named Russell, not Captain Aidan.
  • The initial title of Strategy Begins at Home!, The Mother of All Battlers!, appears on the site's list, despite the video showing the new title.
  • The title for the episode An Egg Scramble! is misspelled as "The Egg Scramble".
  • In one of the episode clips, Johto is spelled as "Joto".
  • Keeping in Top Form! is mistakenly listed with the Japanese title of the following episode. This may have been due to a mishap in the initial announcement of episode titles.
    • Similarly, Dawn of a Royal Day! was also mistakenly listed with its Japanese title due to a similar mishap.

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