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Pokémon Shipwreck
Pokémon Adrift
First broadcast
Japan July 15, 1997
United States September 29, 1998
English themes
Opening Pokémon Theme
Japanese themes
Opening めざせポケモンマスター
Ending ひゃくごじゅういち
Animation Team Ota
Screenplay 武上純希 Junki Takegami
Storyboard 井上修 Osamu Inoue
Assistant director 井上修 Osamu Inoue
Animation director 江藤真澄 Masumi Etō
No additional credits are available at this time.

Pokémon Shipwreck (Japanese: ポケモンひょうりゅうき Pokémon Adrift) is episode 16 of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on July 15, 1997 and in USA on September 29, 1998.

Ash, Brock, Misty, Jessie and James are stuck in the Saint Anne at the bottom of the ocean. Will they be able to escape before it is too late?

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In our last episode, Ash and his friends have foiled Team Rocket's sinister plan to steal the Pokémon from all the trainers on the St. Anne. After stopping the evil plan, the cruise liner started sinking, with Ash and his friends and Jessie, James and Meowth still onboard.

Major events





Who’s That Pokémon?: Magikarp


  • PM-16 was the name of the ship on which the memorial service was held. The initials appear to stand for Pocket Monsters and the number corresponds with the episode number.
  • Much of the episode parodies or references The Poseidon Adventure.
  • Brock makes a reference to Noah and his Ark.


Dub edits

In other languages

  • European Portuguese: Naufrágio Pokémon
  • French: Naufrage Pokémon
  • Duch: Het gezonken schip
  • Italian: Il naufragio
  • Latin American Spanish: ¡Naufragio Pokémon!
  • Brazilian Portuguese: Naufrágio Pokémon
  • Russian: Кораблекрушение
  • Spanish: Naufragio Pokémon

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