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The series poster

The XY series (Japanese: ポケットモンスターXY(エックスワイ) Pocket Monsters XY) is the fifth series of the Pokémon anime, following after the Best Wishes series, and based on the events of the Generation VI games. It premiered on October 17, 2013 in Japan, and will premiere on January 18, 2014 in the United States, though the first two episodes were aired as a preview in the United States on October 19, 2013.

As with the previous three series, the XY series began with only Ash Ketchum, headed off to a new region with his Pikachu while wearing a new set of clothes. His previous companions, Iris and Cilan, left the series. Joining him this time are Serena, a new Trainer who previously met Ash in her childhood; Clemont, an aspiring inventor and scientist who is also the Gym Leader of the Lumiose Gym; and Bonnie, Clemont's younger sister. Jessie, James and Meowth continue to follow Ash and his friends through the Kalos region, and have gone back to their more traditional methods of capturing Ash's Pikachu and other Pokémon. Jessie's Wobbuffet returns to her roster.

It is currently unknown how many seasons the series will be divided into for audiences outside of Japan.

Dub seasons

When the XY series came to be dubbed into English and other languages, it is divided into seasons:

Episodes in the XY series are numbered with the prefix XY on Bulbapedia. For a complete episode listing, see the list of XY series episodes.

Gallery

Trivia

  • The XY series is the only series in which Ash has two long-term female traveling companions.
  • Like in the games, the XY series now includes the VS. player overview screen before starting a battle.
  • This is the first series in which Ash has not captured the regional Grass-type starter Pokémon.
  • This is the first series that the starter Pokémon that Ash and his friends get all originally came from the region's major Pokémon Professor.
  • The XY series shares a few similarities to the Advanced Generation series:
    • Ash is traveling with three companions instead of two.
    • Two of the traveling companions are siblings, with one of them being too young to have Pokémon of their own.
    • The three older main characters have one starter Pokémon each.
    • The fifth in-game Gym is the first Gym Ash comes across, but he fails to meet the criteria for a Gym challenge at first.


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Original
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Indigo LeagueOrange LeagueJohto League
Advanced Generation
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Hoenn LeagueBattle Frontier
Diamond & Pearl
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Sinnoh League
Best Wishes!
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Best Wishes!Season 2
Episode NDecolore Islands
XY
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Kalos League
Side stories
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WPBSInterimPokémon Sunday
DP specialsHoopa's Appear Plan!!Chronicles
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