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A clip show is an episode of a particular series that is mostly made up of short segments from previous episodes, often to highlight what has happened during the series.

Primetime clip shows

From 1997 to 1999, 3 primetime Pokémon clip shows were planned. Only two of those have aired, with one being cancelled due to the Porygon incident. These clip shows ranged in length from an hour-and-a-half to two-hour-long installments, aired straight after the regular Pokémon episode of the week in Japan. They included many live-action segments. Much like Pocket Monsters Encore, the Weekly Pokémon Broadcasting Station, Pokémon Sunday and Pokémon Smash, they haven't been aired outside of Japan.

Screenshot Title Broadcast Summary Aired because
None.png ポケットモンスター・秋のスペシャル!
Pocket Monsters, Fall Special
October, 10 1997 Hour-and-a-half special, aired right after EP028 To sum up episodes up to EP027
None.png ポケットモンスター・冬のスペシャル!
Pocket Monsters, Winter Special
Unaired Planned to air on January 6, 1998 right after Snow Way Out! but eventually cancelled as the episode aired out of order To sum up the episodes until Holiday Hi-Jynx
None.png お正月だよ!ポケットモンスタースペシャル!
It's the New Year! Pocket Monsters Special
January 1, 1999 Two-hour special, aired right after EP077 Ash has qualified for the final competition of the Pokémon League.

Special clip shows

One clip show was planned to air by itself on a different day to the regular airing of the Pokémon anime. It was planned to air between Holiday Hi-Jynx and Snow Way Out!, but never aired due to the Porygon incident.

Screenshot Title Broadcast Summary Aired because
None.png 大晦日だよ! ポケットモンスターアンコール
It's New Year's Eve! Pocket Monsters Encore
Unaired One hour special, planned to air on December 31, 1997, but eventually cancelled following the 1997 Porygon incident. Content unknown

Regular broadcasting clip-shows

These clip shows have been released typically as the second episode of a one-hour special in Japan (though AG120 stood alone). They have been used to recap what has happened up to a certain point in the anime's current series. These have not aired outside of Japan.

Epicode Screenshot Title Broadcast Summary Aired because
AG120 AG120.png サトシとハルカ!ホウエンでの熱きバトル!!
Satoshi and Haruka! Heated Battles of Houen!!
March 24, 2005 As Ash and his friends approach Slateport City, site of the Hoenn Grand Festival, Ash remembers his Gym battles in the Hoenn region, while May remembers her Contest competitions. Both Ash and May are about to compete in their regional goal, the Pokémon League and Grand Festival, respectively.
DP048 DP048.png サトシとヒカリ!新たなる冒険に向かって!!
Satoshi and Hikari! Facing a New Adventure!!
September 27, 2007 On their way to Hearthome City, Ash, Dawn, and Brock recall their adventures together so far. Summarizes the first year of the Diamond & Pearl series.
DP120 DP120.png ふしぎないきものポケットモンスター!
The Mysterious Creatures, Pocket Monsters!
March 26, 2009 The gang travels toward Snowpoint City, and along the way, remember what has happened so far in their adventure. Future events are also hinted towards. Summarizes the Diamond & Pearl series so far, hints at near-future events including the reappearance of one of the Frontier Brains of the Kanto Battle Frontier.