- If you were looking for the game mechanic introduced in Generation V, see seasons.
A season of the Pokémon anime is a collection of dubbed episodes that air for the first time between September and June (Seasons 1-9), between April or May through the following spring (Seasons 10-13) or in February (Seasons 14-present). They usually share an opening, and are often 52 or fewer episodes long. There is no distinction between these dubbed seasons in the original Japanese airings, except when the seasons' beginnings and endings coincide with those of a new series in Japan. Each season also has a movie that corresponds to it, though the pairing of a movie with a specific anime season is merely due to the annual release they undergo in Japan.
It should be noted that the concept of seasons does not exist in Japan, where episodes of Pokémon air nearly every Thursday. An invention of the American broadcast industry, a season is typically aired new for nine months out of the year, with three months (usually during the summer) taken off to begin production for the next season, during which reruns air. The Japanese release schedule was eventually adopted by Pokémon USA (now known as The Pokémon Company International) after 4Kids Entertainment lost dubbing rights, likely due to the issues that resulted from the series's summer gaps, such as the Advanced Generation series not beginning in earnest until more than half a year after the games had been released.
List of seasons
|Logo||Season||Opening theme||Debut episode||Final episode|
|Indigo League||Pokémon Theme|| EP001
Pokémon - I Choose You!
Poké Ball Peril
|Adventures in the Orange Islands||Pokémon World|| EP084
The Lost Lapras
The Rivalry Revival
|The Johto Journeys||Pokémon Johto|| EP117
Don't Touch That 'dile
The Fortune Hunters
|Johto League Champions||Born to Be a Winner|| EP158
A Goldenrod Opportunity
Machoke, Machoke Man!
|Master Quest||Believe in Me|| EP210
Around the Whirlpool
|Advanced||I Wanna Be a Hero|| AG001
Get the Show on the Road
Watt's with Wattson
|Advanced Challenge||This Dream|| AG041
What You Seed is What You Get
|Advanced Battle||Unbeatable|| AG093
Clamperl of Wisdom!
Pasta La Vista!
|Battle Frontier||Battle Frontier|| AG146
Fear Factor Phony
Home is Where the Start Is!
|Diamond and Pearl||Diamond and Pearl|| DP001
Following a Maiden's Voyage!
Smells Like Team Spirit!
|Diamond & Pearl: Battle Dimension||We Will Be Heroes|| DP053
Tears For Fears!
Sleepless in Pre-Battle!
|Diamond & Pearl: Galactic Battles||Battle Cry - (Stand Up!)|| DP105
Get Your Rotom Running!
Gotta Get A Gible!
|Diamond & Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors||We Will Carry On!|| DP158
Regaining the Home Advantage!
Memories are Made of Bliss!
|Pokémon: Black & White||Black and White|| BW001
In the Shadow of Zekrom!
Battle for the Underground!
|Pokémon Black & White: Rival Destinies||Rival Destinies|| BW049
Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!
Unova's Survival Crisis!
|Pokémon Black & White: Adventures in Unova||TBA|| BW098
|This article is part of Project Anime, a Bulbapedia project that covers all aspects of the Pokémon anime.|