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A map of the Hoenn, Johto, Kanto and Sinnoh regions in the anime; locations of movies are deliberately marked, and labeled Pokémon are positioned in relation to the locations of certain episodes

This is a chronological list of significant events in the anime and the episodes which they occurred in, or, for events which happened outside the series, where they happened in relation to the episodes.



The order of many of these events is approximated and debatable.

2,000,000 years prior
  • First Pokémon, as dated by archaeology. (EP163)
  • Sir Aaron tried to stop the war. He seals his Lucario in a staff.
2000 years prior
300 years prior
200 years prior
50 years prior
40 years prior
30 years prior
  • Kaiser reports the existence of a Dratini in the Safari Zone. Thousands of people came to get it, which literally destroys the Safari Zone in the process. Since then, they only allow Safari Balls there. (EP035)
15 years prior
11 years prior
10 years prior
7 years prior
5 years prior
1 year prior
Less than 1 year prior

Original series


Season 1

Pokémon, I Choose You!
Pokémon Emergency!
Ash Catches a Pokémon!
Challenge of the Samurai
Showdown in Pewter City
Clefairy and the Moon Stone
Water Flowers of Cerulean City
The Path to the Pokémon League
The School of Hard Knocks
Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village
Charmander the Stray Pokémon
Here Comes the Squirtle Squad
Mystery at the Lighthouse
Electric Shock Showdown
Battle Aboard the St. Anne
Pokémon Shipwreck
The Island of Giant Pokémon
Beauty and the Beach
Tentacool and Tentacruel
The Ghost of Maiden's Peak
Bye-Bye Butterfree
Abra and the Psychic Pokémon
The Tower of Terror
Haunter Versus Kadabra
Primeape Goes Bananas
Pokémon Scent-sation
Hypno's Naptime
Pokémon Fashion Flash
The Punchy Pokémon
Sparks Fly for Magnemite
Dig Those Diglett
The Ninja Poké-Showdown
The Flame Pokémon-athon
The Kangaskhan Kid
The Legend of Dratini
The Bridge Bike Gang
Pikachu's Good-Bye
Holiday Hi-Jynx
The March of the Exeggutor Squad
The Song of Jigglypuff
Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon
Princess Versus Princess
Who Gets to Keep Togepi?
  • The egg hatches into Togepi.
  • Togepi goes to Misty, since it saw her right after hatching and believes she is its mother.
Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden
The Purr-fect Hero
Pokémon Paparazzi
The Breeding Center Secret
Volcanic Panic
The Misty Mermaid
The Battle of the Badge
It's Mr. Mime Time
The Evolution Solution
To Master the Onixpected
All Fired Up
Round One - Begin!
Fire and Ice
The Fourth Round Rumble
A Friend In Deed
Friend and Foe Alike
Friends to the End
Pallet Party Panic

Orange Islands

Season 2

A Scare in the Air
Poké Ball Peril
The Lost Lapras
Fit to be Tide
Navel Maneuvers
Snack Attack!
Tracey Gets Bugged
The Mandarin Island Miss Match
Misty Meets Her Match!
Pokémon Double Trouble
The Stun Spore Detour
Hello Pummelo
Enter The Dragonite
Viva Las Lapras
A Tents Situation
The Rivalry Revival


Season 3

Don't Touch That 'Dile
The Double Trouble Header
A Sappy Ending
Snubbull Snobbery
Chikorita Rescue
Fighting Flyer with Fire!
Charizard's Burning Ambition
Good 'Quil Hunting
A Shadow of a Drought
Goin' Apricorn
Gettin' The Bugs Out
Tricks Of The Trade
The Fire-ring Squad
The Totodile Duel
Fowl Play
Pikachu And Pichu
  • Ash states that this is the anniversary of the day he and Pikachu first met.

Season 4

A Dairy Tale Ending
The Bug Stops Here
Hassle In The Castle
Hook, Line and Stinker
Beauty and the Breeder
Power Play
Trouble With Snubbull
From Ghost to Ghost
Trouble's Brewing
Moving Pictures
Freeze Frame
The Ring Masters
Control Freak
Current Events!
Machoke, Machoke Man

Season 5

Around the Whirlpool
A Corsola Caper
Octillery The Outcast!
Dueling Heroes
  • Ash and Misty each win their first two battles in the Whirl Cup.
  • Ash and Misty learn they will be facing each other in the quarterfinals.
The Perfect Match
The Mystery is History!
A Parent Trapped!
A Promise is a Promise
Throwing in the Noctowl!
Nerves of Steelix
Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!
Espeon Not Included!
For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll
Extreme Pokémon!
Hatching a Plan!
Dues and Don'ts
Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution
Rage Of Innocence
Nice Pryce Baby
Hocus Pokémon
As Clear As Crystal
Outrageous Fortunes
Beauty is Skin Deep
Great Bowls of Fire
Better Eight Than Never
Why? Wynaut!
Lapras of Luxury
Hatch Me If You Can!
Entei at Your Own Risk
Here's Lookin' at You, Elekid!
Address Unown!
Mother Of All Battles!
Pop Goes The Sneasel!
A Claim to Flame!
Love, Pokémon Style!
Tie One On!
The Ties That Bind
Can't Beat the Heat!
Playing with Fire!!
Johto Photo Finish
Gotta Catch Ya Later!
Hoenn Alone...!

Advanced Generation


Season 6

Get the Show on the Road
A Ruin with a View
A Family That Battles Together, Stays Together!
There's no Place Like Hoenn
Cerulean Blues
You Never Can Taillow
A Poached Ego!
Tree's a Crowd
A Tail with a Twist
The Lotad Lowdown
All Things Bright and Beautifly!
All in a Day's Wurmple
Winner by a Nosepass
A Hole Lotta Trouble
Gone Corphishin'
A Corphish Out of Water
A Mudkip Mission
Seeing is Believing
Just One of the Geysers
Now that's Flower Power!
Win, Lose or Drew!
Watt's with Wattson

Season 7

What You Seed is What You Get
The Princess and the Togepi
A Togepi Mirage!
I Feel Skitty!
Come What May!
Going, Going, Yawn
All Torkoal, No Play
Delcatty Got Your Tongue
Disguise Da Limit
Take the Lombre Home
Exploud and Clear
Balance of Power
A Six Pack Attack!
Grass Hysteria!
Hokey Pokéballs
That's Just Swellow
A Shroomish Skirmish
Who's Flying Now?
Sky High Gym Battle!
Pokéblock, Stock and Berry
Lessons in Lilycove

Season 8

Gaining Groudon
The Scuffle of Legends
Solid as a Solrock
Vanity Affair
Where's Armaldo?
A Cacturne for the Worse
Once in a Mawile
Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snorunt
Eight Ain't Enough
Pacifidlog Jam
Berry, Berry Interesting
Less is Morrison
Hi Ho Silver Wind!
Deceit and Assist
Rhapsody in Drew
Island Time
Like a Meowth to a Flame
Saved by the Beldum
From Brags to Riches
Shocks and Bonds
A Judgment Brawl
Choose It or Loose It!
At the End of the Fray
The Scheme Team

Kanto (Battle Frontier)

Season 8

The Right Place and the Right Mime
A Real Cleffa-Hanger
Numero Uno Articuno
The Symbol Life
A Hurdle for Squirtle

Season 9

Sweet Baby James!
A Chip Off the Old Brock
Wheel...of Frontier!
May's Egg-cellent Adventure!
Weekend Warrior
Tactic Theatrics!
Reversing the Charges
From Cradle to Save
Time-Warp Heals All Wounds
Queen of the Serpentine
Harley Rides Again
Odd Pokémon Out
Spontaneous Combusken
Ka Boom with a View
What I Did for Love
Second Time's the Charm
Going for Choke
Grating Spaces
May, we Harley Drew'd Ya
Thinning the Hoard
Channeling the Battle Zone
The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing
Pace - The Final Frontier
Once More with Reeling
Home is Where the Start Is

Diamond & Pearl


Season 10

Following a Maiden's Voyage!
Two Degrees of Separation!
When Pokémon Worlds Collide!
Gettin' Twiggy With It!
Setting the World on its Buneary
Not on My Watch Ya Don't
Mounting a Coordinator Assault
Arrival of a Rival
A Staravia is Born
Leave It To Brocko
Shapes of Things to Come
A Gruff Act to Follow
Wild in the Streets!
O'er the Rampardos we Watched
Twice Smitten, Once Shy
Borrowing on Bad Faith
Getting the Pre-Contest Titters
Settling a Not-So-Old Score
Drifloon on the Wind
Some Enchanted Sweetening
The Grass-Type is Always Greener
All Dressed Up with Somewhere to Go
  • Ash, Dawn and Brock enter a competition for a TV Project called Pokémon Cosplay Convention.
  • Brock wins an egg.
Buizel Your Way Out of This!
An Elite Greet and Meet
A Great Sphere of Influence
A Grass Menagerie!
One Big Happiny Family!
Top-Down Training!
Dawn's Early Night
Tag! We're It!
Glory Blaze
Smells Like Team Spirit

Season 11

Once There Were Greenfields
Throwing the Track Switch

Journey to the Unknown!
Team Shocker!

Riding the Winds of Change!
Sleight of Sand!
Lost Leader Strategy!
Crossing the Battle Line!
A Triple Fighting Chance!
Enter Galactic!

  • J steals the Riolu from the prior episode.
  • Ash saves Riolu from J and the man J is working for.
Crossing Paths
Pika and Goliath!
Our Cup Runneth Over!
A Full Course Tag Battle!
Staging A Heroes Welcome
Pruning a Passel of Pals!
Strategy With a Smile!
The Thief That Keeps on Thieving!


See also