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.
Pocket Monsters, Fall Special
|October, 10 1997||Hour-and-a-half special, aired right after EP028||To sum up episodes up to EP027|
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|
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.
| 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.
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.|
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.|
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.|