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If you were looking for the game mechanic introduced in Generation V, see seasons.

A season of the Pokémon anime is a collection of dubbed episodes that begin airing for the first time in September (Seasons 1-9), between April and June (Seasons 10-13) or between January and February (Seasons 14-present). They usually share an opening, and are often 52 or fewer episodes long. There is no distinction between these dubbed seasons in the original Japanese airings, except when the seasons' beginnings and endings coincide with those of a new series in Japan. Each season also has a movie that corresponds to it, though the pairing of a movie with a specific anime season is merely due to the annual release they undergo in Japan.

It should be noted that the concept of seasons does not exist in Japan, where episodes of Pokémon air nearly every Thursday. An invention of the American broadcast industry, a season is typically aired new for nine months out of the year, with three months (usually during the summer) taken off to begin production for the next season, during which reruns air. The Japanese release schedule was eventually adopted by Pokémon USA (now known as The Pokémon Company International) after 4Kids Entertainment lost dubbing rights.

List of seasons

Logo Season Opening theme Debut episode Final episode
Season1 logo.png Indigo League Pokémon Theme EP001
Pokémon - I Choose You!
EP080
Friends to the End
Season2 logo.png Adventures in the Orange Islands Pokémon World EP081
Pallet Party Panic
EP116
The Rivalry Revival
Season3 logo.png The Johto Journeys Pokémon Johto EP117
Don't Touch That 'dile
EP157
The Fortune Hunters
Season4 logo.png Johto League Champions Born to Be a Winner EP158
A Goldenrod Opportunity
EP209
Machoke, Machoke Man!
Season5 logo.png Master Quest Believe in Me EP210
Around the Whirlpool
EP274
Hoenn Alone!
Season6 logo.png Advanced I Wanna Be a Hero AG001
Get the Show on the Road
AG040
Watt's with Wattson
Season7 logo.png Advanced Challenge This Dream AG041
What You Seed is What You Get
AG092
Judgment Day!
Season8 logo.png Advanced Battle Unbeatable AG093
Clamperl of Wisdom!
AG145
Pasta La Vista!
Battle Frontier logo.png Battle Frontier Battle Frontier AG146
Fear Factor Phony
AG192
Home is Where the Start Is!
Season10 logo.png Diamond and Pearl Diamond and Pearl DP001
Following a Maiden's Voyage!
DP052
Smells Like Team Spirit!
Pokémon Battle Dimension logo.png Diamond & Pearl: Battle Dimension We Will Be Heroes DP053
Tears For Fears!
DP104
Sleepless in Pre-Battle!
Galactic Battles Logo.png Diamond & Pearl: Galactic Battles Battle Cry - (Stand Up!) DP105
Get Your Rotom Running!
DP157
Gotta Get A Gible!
Season 13 Logo.png Diamond & Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors We Will Carry On! DP158
Regaining the Home Advantage!
DP191
Memories are Made of Bliss!
Season 14 logo.png Pokémon: Black & White Black and White BW001
In the Shadow of Zekrom!
BW048
Battle for the Underground!
Season 15 logo.png Pokémon Black & White: Rival Destinies Rival Destinies BW049
Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!
BW097
Unova's Survival Crisis!
Season 16 logo.png
Season 16 logo 2.png
Pokémon Black & White: Adventures in Unova It's Always You and Me BW098
Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige!
BW142
The Dream Continues!
Pokémon the Series XY logo.png Pokémon the Series: XY Pokémon Theme XY001
Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!
TBA


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