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An eyecatch (Japanese: アイキャッチ eyecatch) is a transitional feature between a commercial break and a television program that originated in Japan and is present in most anime and tokusatsu shows. In other countries, mainly the United States and the United Kingdom, the equivalents are "bumpers".

The Pokémon anime has featured eyecatches from its very beginning. Sometimes, the 12 seconds available are used for two 6-second eyecatches or a single 12-second eyecatch.

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver have been the only core series Pokémon games so far to feature eyecatches, presenting them when the player enters specific locations.

In the games

This is a list of eyecatches used in the core series games.

FireRed and LeafGreen

Location Eyecatch
Kanto
Viridian Forest FL Viridian Forest.png
Diglett's Cave FL Digletts Cave.png
Mt. Moon FL Mt Moon.png
Cerulean Cave FL Cerulean Cave.png
Rock Tunnel FL Rock Tunnel.png
Kanto Power Plant FL Power Plant.png
Rocket Hideout FL Rocket Hideout.png
Safari Zone FL Safari Zone.png
Seafoam Islands FL Seafoam Islands.png
Pokémon Mansion FL Pokemon Mansion.png
Victory Road FL Victory Road.png
Sevii Islands
Mt. Ember FL Mt. Ember.png
Berry Forest FL Berry Forest.png
Icefall Cave FL Icefall Cave.png
Rocket Warehouse FL Rocket Warehouse.png
Lost Cave FL Lost Cave.png
Pattern Bush FL Viridian Forest.png
Altering Cave FL Altering Cave.png
Dotted Hole FL Dotted Hole.png
Tanoby Chambers FL Tanoby Chambers.png
 

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Location Morning eyecatch Daytime eyecatch Evening eyecatch Nighttime eyecatch
Johto
Sprout Tower HGSS Sprout Tower-Morning.png HGSS Sprout Tower-Day.png HGSS Sprout Tower-Day.png HGSS Sprout Tower-Night.png
Dark Cave (Route 31 entrance) HGSS Dark Cave-Route 31-Morning.png HGSS Dark Cave-Route 31-Day.png HGSS Dark Cave-Route 31-Day.png HGSS Dark Cave-Route 31-Night.png
Dark Cave (Route 45 entrance) HGSS Dark Cave-Route 45-Morning.png HGSS Dark Cave-Route 45-Day.png HGSS Dark Cave-Route 45-Day.png HGSS Dark Cave-Route 45-Night.png
Ruins of Alph HGSS Ruins of Alph-Morning.png HGSS Ruins of Alph-Day.png HGSS Ruins of Alph-Day.png HGSS Ruins of Alph-Night.png
Union Cave HGSS Union Cave-Morning.png HGSS Union Cave-Day.png HGSS Union Cave-Day.png HGSS Union Cave-Night.png
Slowpoke Well HGSS Slowpoke Well-Morning.png HGSS Slowpoke Well-Day.png HGSS Slowpoke Well-Day.png HGSS Slowpoke Well-Night.png
Ilex Forest HGSS Ilex Forest-Morning.png HGSS Ilex Forest-Day.png HGSS Ilex Forest-Evening.png HGSS Ilex Forest-Night.png
National Park HGSS National Park-Morning.png HGSS National Park-Day.png HGSS National Park-Evening.png HGSS National Park-Night.png
Burned Tower HGSS Brass Tower-Morning.png HGSS Brass Tower-Day.png HGSS Brass Tower-Evening.png HGSS Brass Tower-Night.png
Bell Tower HGSS Bell Tower-Morning.png HGSS Bell Tower-Day.png HGSS Bell Tower-Evening.png HGSS Bell Tower-Night.png
Whirl Islands HGSS Whirl Islands-Morning.png HGSS Whirl Islands-Day.png HGSS Whirl Islands-Day.png HGSS Whirl Islands-Night.png
Mt. Mortar HGSS Mt. Mortar-Morning.png HGSS Mt. Mortar-Day.png HGSS Mt. Mortar-Evening.png HGSS Mt. Mortar-Night.png
Ice Path HGSS Ice Cave-Morning.png HGSS Ice Cave-Day.png HGSS Ice Cave-Day.png HGSS Ice Cave-Night.png
Dragon's Den HGSS Dragon's Den-Morning.png HGSS Dragon's Den-Day.png HGSS Dragon's Den-Day.png HGSS Dragon's Den-Night.png
Mt. Silver HGSS Mt. Silver-Morning.png HGSS Mt. Silver-Day.png HGSS Mt. Silver-Day.png HGSS Mt. Silver-Night.png
Kanto
Tohjo Falls HGSS Tohjo Falls-Morning.png HGSS Tohjo Falls-Day.png HGSS Tohjo Falls-Day.png HGSS Tohjo Falls-Night.png
Victory Road HGSS Victory Road-Morning.png HGSS Victory Road-Day.png HGSS Victory Road-Day.png HGSS Victory Road-Night.png
Viridian Forest HGSS Viridian Forest-Morning.png HGSS Viridian Forest-Day.png HGSS Viridian Forest-Evening.png HGSS Viridian Forest-Night.png
Diglett's Cave HGSS Diglett's Cave-Morning.png HGSS Diglett's Cave-Day.png HGSS Diglett's Cave-Day.png HGSS Diglett's Cave-Night.png
Mt. Moon HGSS Mt. Moon-Morning.png HGSS Mt. Moon-Day.png HGSS Mt. Moon-Evening.png HGSS Mt. Moon-Night.png
Cerulean Cave HGSS Cerulean Cave-Morning.png HGSS Cerulean Cave-Day.png HGSS Cerulean Cave-Day.png HGSS Cerulean Cave-Night.png
Rock Tunnel HGSS Rock Tunnel-Morning.png HGSS Rock Tunnel-Day.png HGSS Rock Tunnel-Day.png HGSS Rock Tunnel-Night.png
Seafoam Islands HGSS Seafoam Islands-Morning.png HGSS Seafoam Islands-Day.png HGSS Seafoam Islands-Day.png HGSS Seafoam Islands-Night.png
 

In the anime

050Diglett.png This section is incomplete.
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Reason: first DP high-definition eyecatch episodes, other Who's That Pokémon? images.

The only eyecatch retained for Western audiences was Dare da? (Japanese, kana: だれだ?; translation: Who is it?), which became Who's That Pokémon?. Unlike its Japanese counterpart, it continued well into the Advanced Generation series, ending with Watt's with Wattson? and being replaced by Pokémon Trainer's Choice starting with from What You Seed is What You get? ending with Pasta La Vista, when eyecatches disappeared in the dub, but then returned in In The Shadow of Zekrom!. With that, the English dub episodes of Diamond & Pearl series are the only ones with no eyecatch entirely.

The following is a list of eyecatches used in the anime.

Original Japanese

Name First half Last half Episodes
Original
Dare da? Dare da EP001 before.png Dare da EP001.png EP001 - EP191
Pocket Monster TV PMTV EP222.png PMTV EP222.png EP192 - EP274
Advanced Generation
N/A AG eyecatch 1.png AG eyecatch 2.png AG001 - AG104
AG eyecatch 3.png AG eyecatch 4.png AG105, AG109, AG116, AG119, AG123, AG127, AG132, AG138, AG141, AG145, AG146, AG148, AG151, AG154, AG158, AG164, AG166, AG169, AG175, AG179, AG183, AG187, AG191
AG eyecatch 9.png AG eyecatch 10.png AG106, AG110, AG114, AG121, AG128, AG135, AG140, AG149, AG153, AG157, AG162, AG167, AG171, AG176, AG182, AG186, AG192
AG eyecatch 5.png AG eyecatch 6.png AG107, AG111, AG113, AG118, AG124, AG126, AG129, AG131, AG133, AG136, AG139, AG144, AG150, AG155, AG160, AG161, AG165, AG170, AG172, AG177, AG180, AG185, AG188, AG190
AG eyecatch 7.png AG eyecatch 8.png AG108, AG112, AG115, AG117, AG120, AG125, AG130, AG134, AG137, AG142, AG143, AG147, AG152, AG156, AG159, AG163, AG168, AG173, AG174, AG178, AG181, AG184, AG189
Diamond & Pearl
N/A DP eyecatch 1.png DP eyecatch 2.png DP001
DP eyecatch 3.png DP eyecatch 4.png DP002
DP eyecatch 5.png DP eyecatch 6.png DP003
DP eyecatch 7.png DP eyecatch 8.png DP004 - DP120
DP eyecatch 9.png DP eyecatch 10.png DP121 - DP124, DP126 - DP132, DP134, DP136 - DP137, DP139 - DP141, DP143 - DP191
DP eyecatch 11.png DP eyecatch 9.png DP125, DP148, DP190
DP eyecatch 9.png DP eyecatch 11.png DP133, DP168, DP173, DP183, DP185, DP187, DP189
DP eyecatch 12.png DP eyecatch 9.png DP135, DP138, DP142, DP153, DP172
SS024 eyecatch.png SS024 eyecatch.png SS024
SS025 eyecatch.png SS025 eyecatch.png SS025
Best Wishes!
N/A BW eyecatch.png BW eyecatch 2.png BW001 - BW006
BW eyecatch 3.png BW eyecatch 4.png BW007 - BW060
Dare da? Dare da BW061 before.png Dare da BW061.png BW061 - BW142
XY
Pokémon Quiz Pokémon Quiz XY001 before.png Pokémon Quiz XY001.png XY001 - present
 

English dub

Name First half Last half Episodes
Original
Who's That Pokémon? WTP EP001 before.png WTP EP001.png EP001 - EP274
Advanced
Who's That Pokémon? WTP AG001 before.png WTP AG001.png AG001 - AG040
Pokémon Trainer's Choice PTC AG041.png PokémonTrainersChoice Seviper.png AG041 - AG145
Black & White
Who's That Pokémon? WTP BW001 before.png WTP BW001.png BW001 - BW142
The Series: XY
Who's That Pokémon? WTP XY001 before.png WTP XY001.png XY001 - present
 


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