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Timeline of events in the anime

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A map of the Hoenn, Johto, Kanto, and Sinnoh regions in the anime; locations of movies are deliberately marked, and labeled Pokémon are positioned in relation to the locations of certain episodes.

This is a chronological list of significant events in the anime and the episodes which they occurred in, or, for events which happened outside the series, where they happened in relation to the episodes.

Timeline

Pre-series

The order of many of these events is approximated and debatable.

Time Details
The beginning of time
  • Arceus appears in the darkness in the form of an Egg. After hatching, it creates the universe. (M12)
4,600,000,000 years prior
  • Creation of Pokémon world, referenced by Bill. (EP013)
2,000,000 years prior
  • First Pokémon, as dated by archaeology. (EP163)
  • The Meteonite enters Earth's atmosphere and breaks up with the largest fragment impacting into the landmass that would become the Unova region.
2,000 years prior
1,000 years prior
400 years prior
  • Azalea Town experiences a devastating drought that ends when a Slowpoke's yawn brings rain, prompting the town's people to begin a time-honored tradition of respect for all Slowpoke. (EP142)
300 years prior
  • The Orange League takes place for the first time. (EP095)
  • The captain wins the Orange League.
  • The captain's ship gets caught in a storm and sinks.
200 years prior
50 years prior
40 years prior
30 years prior
  • Kaiser reports the existence of a Dratini in the Safari Zone. Thousands of people came to get the rare Pokémon, which literally destroys the Safari Zone in the process. Since then, they only allow Safari Ball there. (EP035)
20 years prior
  • Grings Kodai touches the time ripple, laying all of Crown City's plant life to waste. Kodai starts to have visions of the future, and Celebi stops visiting Crown City. (M13)
???
15 years prior
15 years prior to BW
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11 years prior to DP
10 years prior
10 years prior to AG
10 years prior to DP
10 years prior to BW
10 years prior to XY
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7 years prior to AG
Less than 10 years prior to XY
5 years prior
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1 year prior
Less than 1 year prior

Original series

Kanto

Season 1
Episode Details
Pokémon, I Choose You!
Pokémon Emergency!
Ash Catches a Pokémon!
Challenge of the Samurai
Showdown in Pewter City
  • Two weeks have passed since the first episode.
  • Ash and Misty leave Viridian Forest.
  • Ash and Misty arrive in Pewter City.
  • Ash meets Flint.
  • Ash goes to Pewter Gym and challenges the Gym Leader, Brock. He loses by forfeit.
  • With the help of Flint, Ash supercharges his Pikachu at an abandoned mill.
  • Ash goes to Pewter Gym and rechallenges Brock. He loses by forfeit again, despite having a lucky advantage from the sprinklers going off.
  • Brock gives Ash the Boulder Badge despite his forfeiting.
  • Flint reveals himself as Brock's father, and reclaims the responsibilities of being Gym Leader and taking care of Brock's siblings.
  • Brock joins Ash, starting his journey to become a Pokémon Breeder.
  • Ash and his friends leave Pewter City.
Clefairy and the Moon Stone
Water Flowers of Cerulean City
The School of Hard Knocks
Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village
Charmander the Stray Pokémon
Here Comes the Squirtle Squad
Mystery at the Lighthouse
Electric Shock Showdown
Battle Aboard the St. Anne
Pokémon Shipwreck
Island of the Giant Pokémon
Tentacool and Tentacruel
The Ghost of Maiden's Peak
  • It is the last day of summer.
Bye-Bye Butterfree
Abra and the Psychic Pokémon
The Tower of Terror
Haunter Versus Kadabra
Primeape Goes Bananas
Pokémon Scent-sation
Hypno's Naptime
Pokémon Fashion Flash
The Punchy Pokémon
Sparks Fly for Magnemite
Dig Those Diglett
The Ninja Poké-Showdown
The Flame Pokémon-athon
The Kangaskhan Kid
EP035
The Bridge Bike Gang
Pikachu's Good-Bye
Holiday Hi-Jynx
The March of the Exeggutor Squad
The Problem with Paras
The Song of Jigglypuff
Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon
Princess Versus Princess
Who Gets to Keep Togepi?
  • The Egg hatches into Togepi.
  • After a battle, Togepi goes to Misty, since it saw her right after hatching and believes she is its mother.
Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden
The Purr-fect Hero
Pokémon Paparazzi
The Breeding Center Secret
Riddle Me This
Volcanic Panic
Beach Blank-Out Blastoise
The Misty Mermaid
The Battle of the Badge
It's Mr. Mime Time
The Evolution Solution
To Master the Onixpected
Bad to the Bone
All Fired Up
Round One - Begin!
Fire and Ice
The Fourth Round Rumble
A Friend In Deed
Friend and Foe Alike
Friends to the End
Pallet Party Panic

Orange Islands

Season 2
Episode Details
A Scare in the Air
Poké Ball Peril
The Lost Lapras
Fit to be Tide
Navel Maneuvers
Snack Attack!
Tracey Gets Bugged
The Mandarin Island Miss Match
Misty Meets Her Match!
Charizard Chills
Pokémon Food Fight
Pokémon Double Trouble
The Stun Spore Detour
Hello Pummelo
Enter The Dragonite
Viva Las Lapras
A Tent Situation
The Rivalry Revival

Johto

Season 3
Episode Details
Don't Touch That 'Dile
The Double Trouble Header
A Sappy Ending
Snubbull Snobbery
The Chikorita Rescue
A Bout With Sprout
Fighting Flyer with Fire!
Charizard's Burning Ambitions
Good 'Quil Hunting
A Shadow of a Drought
Goin' Apricorn
Gettin' The Bugs Out
Tricks Of The Trade
The Fire-ring Squad
The Totodile Duel
Fowl Play
Pikachu & Pichu
  • Ash states that this is the anniversary of the day he and Pikachu first met.
Season 4
Episode Details
A Goldenrod Opportunity
A Dairy Tale Ending
The Bug Stops Here
Hassle In The Castle
Hook, Line, and Stinker
Beauty and the Breeder
Power Play
  • Pre-episode
    • Gary's Eevee evolves into Umbreon.
Trouble With Snubbull
  • Madame Muchmoney's Snubbull evolves into Granbull.
  • Granbull returns to Madame Muchmoney.
A Ghost Of A Chance
From Ghost to Ghost
Trouble's Brewing
Moving Pictures
Freeze Frame
  • Todd leaves Ash.
The Ring Masters
Control Freak
Current Events!
  • Ash's Chikorita evolves into Bayleef.
Fight for the Light
Machoke, Machoke Man
Season 5
Episode Details
Around the Whirlpool
A Corsola Caper
Octillery The Outcast!
Dueling Heroes
  • Ash and Misty each win their first two battles in the Whirl Cup.
  • Ash and Misty learn they will be facing each other in the quarterfinals.
The Perfect Match
  • Ash loses to Misty in the quarterfinals.
  • Misty loses to Trinity in the semifinals.
  • Trinity loses to the Whirl Cup Champion.
The Mystery is History!
A Parent Trapped!
A Promise is a Promise
Throwing in the Noctowl!
Nerves of Steelix
Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!
Espeon Not Included!
For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll
Extreme Pokémon!
Hatching a Plan!
Dues and Don'ts
Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution
Rage Of Innocence
As Cold as Pryce!
Nice Pryce Baby
Hocus Pokémon
As Clear As Crystal
Outrageous Fortunes
Beauty is Skin Deep
Fangs for Nothin'
Great Bowls of Fire
Better Eight Than Never
Why? Wynaut!
Lapras of Luxury
Hatch Me If You Can!
Entei at Your Own Risk
Here's Lookin' at You, Elekid!
Address Unown!
Mother Of All Battles!
Pop Goes The Sneasel!
A Claim to Flame!
Love, Pokémon Style!
Tie One On!
  • Macy defeats Jackson in the preliminary round of the Silver Conference.
  • Ash and Jackson have a draw in the preliminary round of the Silver Conference.
  • Ash, Gary, and Harrison qualify for the finals of the Silver Conference.
The Ties That Bind
Can't Beat the Heat!
Playing with Fire!!
Johto Photo Finish
Gotta Catch Ya Later!
Hoenn Alone...!

Advanced Generation series

Hoenn

Season 6
Episode Details
Get the Show on the Road
A Ruin with a View
A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!
There's no Place Like Hoenn
Cerulean Blues
You Never Can Taillow
A Poached Ego!
Tree's a Crowd
A Tail with a Twist
The Lotad Lowdown
All Things Bright and Beautifly!
All in a Day's Wurmple
Gonna Rule The School!
Winner by a Nosepass
Stairway to Devon
Brave the Wave
A Hole Lotta Trouble
Gone Corphishin'
A Corphish Out of Water
A Mudkip Mission
Seeing is Believing
Just One of the Geysers
Now that's Flower Power!
Win, Lose or Drew!
The Spheal of Approval
Watt's with Wattson
Season 7
Episode Details
What You Seed is What You Get
The Princess and the Togepi
A Togepi Mirage!
I Feel Skitty!
Pros and Con Artists
Come What May!
Poetry Commotion!
Going, Going, Yawn
All Torkoal, No Play
Manectric Charge
Delcatty Got Your Tongue
Disaster of Disguise
Disguise Da Limit
Take the Lombre Home
Exploud and Clear
Love, Petalburg Style!
Balance of Power
A Six Pack Attack!
Grass Hysteria!
Hokey Poké Balls!
A Fan with a Plan!
Cruisin' for a Losin'
That's Just Swellow
A Shroomish Skirmish
Who's Flying Now?
Sky High Gym Battle!
Pokéblock, Stock and Berry
Lessons in Lilycove
Season 8
Episode Details
Gaining Groudon
The Scuffle of Legends
It's Still Rocket Roll to Me!
Solid as a Solrock
Vanity Affair
Where's Armaldo?
A Cacturne for the Worse
Once in a Mawile
Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snorunt
The Great Eight Fate!
Eight Ain't Enough
Mean With Envy
Pacifidlog Jam
Berry, Berry Interesting
Less is Morrison
Hi Ho Silver Wind!
Deceit and Assist
Rhapsody in Drew
  • Harley is defeated by May in the third round of the Hoenn Grand Festival.
  • Ash's Snorunt evolves into Glalie.
  • May is defeated by Drew in the semi finals of the Hoenn Grand Festival.
  • Drew is defeated by Robert in the final round of the Hoenn Grand Festival.
  • Robert wins the Hoenn Grand Festival.
Island Time
Like a Meowth to a Flame
Saved by the Beldum
From Brags to Riches
Shocks and Bonds
A Judgment Brawl
Choose It or Loose It!
At the End of the Fray
The Scheme Team
The Right Place and the Right Mime
A Real Cleffa-Hanger
Numero Uno Articuno
The Symbol Life
The Saffron Con
A Hurdle for Squirtle
Pasta La Vista

Kanto (Battle Frontier)

Season 9
Episode Details
Sweet Baby James!
A Chip Off the Old Brock
Wheel...of Frontier!
May's Egg-cellent Adventure!
Weekend Warrior
Tactic Theatrics!!
Reversing the Charges
From Cradle to Save
Time Warp Heals All Wounds
Queen of the Serpentine!
Harley Rides Again
Odd Pokémon Out!
Spontaneous Combusken!!
Cutting the Ties that Bind
Ka Boom with a View!
What I Did for Love!
Talking a Good Game
Second Time's the Charm!
New Plot - Odd Lot
Going for Choke!
Grating Spaces!
Battling the Enemy Within
May, we Harley Drew'd Ya!
Thinning the Hoard!
Channeling the Battle Zone!
Overjoyed!
The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing!
Gathering The Gang of Four!
Pace - The Final Frontier!
Once More with Reeling!
Home is Where the Start Is!

Diamond & Pearl series

Sinnoh

Season 10
Episode Details
Pre-season
Following a Maiden's Voyage!
Two Degrees of Separation!
When Pokémon Worlds Collide!
Gettin' Twiggy With It!
Gymbaliar
Setting the World on its Buneary!
Not on My Watch Ya Don't!
Mounting a Coordinator Assault!
Arrival of a Rival!
  • Ash, Dawn, Zoey and Jessie advance to the second round of the Contest.
  • Zoey defeats Ash in the second round, beating Aipom with Glameow.
  • Zoey defeats Dawn in the second round, beating Buneary with Glameow.
  • Zoey defeats Jessie in the second round, beating Carnivine with Glameow.
  • Zoey wins her second Ribbon.
A Staravia is Born!
Leave It To Brocko!
Shapes of Things to Come!
A Gruff Act to Follow!
Wild in the Streets!
O'er the Rampardos we Watched!
Twice Smitten, Once Shy!
Borrowing on Bad Faith!
  • Jessie borrows Aipom.
  • Dawn and Jessie enter an unofficial Contest.
  • Dawn and Jessie advance to the second round.
  • Jessie defeats Dawn in the second round, beating Pachirisu with Aipom.
  • Jessie wins a year's supply of bananas.
Getting the Pre-Contest Titters!
Settling a Not-So-Old Score!
Drifloon on the Wind!
Some Enchanted Sweetening
The Grass-Type is Always Greener!
All Dressed Up with Somewhere to Go!
  • Ash, Dawn and Brock enter a competition for a TV Project called Pokémon Cosplay Convention.
  • Brock wins an Egg.
Buizel Your Way Out of This!
An Elite Greet and Meet!
A Secret Sphere of Influence!
A Grass Menagerie!
One Big Happiny Family!
Top-Down Training!
Dawn's Early Night!
Tag! We're It!
Glory Blaze!
Smells Like Team Spirit!
Season 11
Episode Details
Once There Were Greenfields!
Throwing the Track Switch
  • Zoey reappears.
  • Ash is training for his next Gym battle in Veilstone City.
  • Dawn is training for her next Contest in Solaceon Town.
  • Aipom is having a hard time concentrating on Ash's training.
  • Buizel is having a hard time concentrating on Dawn's training.
  • Zoey suggests Ash and Dawn trade Aipom and Buizel.
  • Ash and Dawn use each other's Buizel and Aipom in battle against Team Rocket.
  • Ash and Dawn officially trade Aipom and Buizel.
Journey to the Unknown!
Team Shocker!
Riding the Winds of Change!
Sleight of Sand!
Lost Leader Strategy!
Crossing the Battle Line!
A Triple Fighting Chance!
Enter Galactic!
Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part 1
Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part 2
  • J steals the Riolu from the prior episode.
  • Ash saves Riolu from J and the man J is working for.
Crossing Paths
Pika and Goliath!
Our Cup Runneth Over!
A Full Course Tag Battle!
Staging A Heroes' Welcome!
Pruning a Passel of Pals!
Strategy With a Smile!
  • May, Dawn, and Zoey continue to compete in the Wallace Cup.
  • Zoey drops out of the Wallace Cup in the semifinals.
  • May and Dawn face each other in the finals of the Wallace Cup.
  • Dawn and Piplup narrowly defeat May and Glaceon in the finals.
  • Dawn wins the Aqua Ribbon.
  • May returns to Johto to compete for two more Ribbons.
The Thief That Keeps on Thieving!
A Crasher Course in Power!
Hungry For the Good Life!
Fighting Fear With Fear!
Arriving in Style!
Playing the Leveling Field!
Battling the Generation Gap!
Losing Its Lustrous!
Double Team Turnover!
A Trainer and Child Reunion!
  • Ash, Brock and Dawn meet Aaron of the Elite Four.
Aiding the Enemy!
Barry's Busting Out All Over!
  • Ash, Brock, and Dawn meet Barry.
  • Ash prepares to have an official Gym battle rematch with Fantina.
  • Barry and Ash battle. Ash comes out the victor.
A Shield with a Twist!
Jumping Rocket Ship!
Sleepless in Pre-Battle!
Season 12
Episode Details
A Breed Stampede!
Ancient Family Matters!
Dealing with Defensive Types!
  • Ash battles for his sixth Sinnoh Badge, against Byron.
  • Ash earns his sixth Gym Badge, the Mine Badge.
Another One Gabites the Dust!
Pursuing a Lofty Goal!
Trials and Adulations!
  • Dawn's Mamoswine finally starts to obey her.
The Lonely Snover!
Old Rivals, New Tricks!
To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!
Classroom Training!
Sliding Into Seventh!
A Pyramiding Rage!
  • Brandon arrives in Snowpoint City.
    • Paul challenges Brandon, with Paul losing easily.
Pillars of Friendship!
  • J returns and awakens Regigigas.
Frozen on Their Tracks!
Pedal to the Mettle!
Evolving Strategies!
Uncrushing Defeat!
Gateway to Ruin!
Strategy Begins at Home!
  • Ash and Brock meet Johanna. Dawn battles Johanna and loses.
Historical Mystery Tour!
Challenging a Towering Figure!
An Egg Scramble!
  • Dawn defeats Lyra in a battle and receives an Egg, which later hatches into Cyndaquil.
Dressed for Jess Success!
  • James enters a Contest passing by Jessilina and wins, so Jessie gets her third Ribbon. Dawn loses to James in the semi-finals.
Unlocking the Red Chain of Events!
The Needs of the Three!
The Battle Finale of Legend!
Mastering Current Events!
Double-Time Battle Training!
Gotta Get a Gible!
Season 13
.
Episode Details
Short and To the Punch!
Yes, in Dee Dee It's Dawn!
Playing the Performance Encore!
  • Ursula defeats Jessie in the Battle Round of the Daybreak Contest.
  • Dawn defeats Ursula in the finals, earning her 5th and final Ribbon
Fighting Ire with Fire!
  • Barry and Paul meet for the first time.
  • Barry has earned the 8 Sinnoh Badges, qualifying him for the Sinnoh League.
  • Ash battles Barry briefly.
  • Ash's Monferno activates Blaze again and gets out of control.
  • Monferno evolves into Infernape.
Piplup, Up and Away!
Flint Sparks the Fire!
The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore!
Teaching the Student Teacher
Keeping in Top Forme!
An Elite Coverup!
Dawn of a Royal Day!
  • Princess Salvia wins the Arrowroot Town Contest, and gives the Ribbon to Jessie.
  • Jessie obtains her 5th Ribbon, thus qualifing for the Sinnoh Grand Festival.
  • Princess Salvia gives her Togekiss to Dawn.
Dealing with a Fierce Double Ditto Drama!
  • The gang arrive at Valor Lakefront for the Grand Festival.
Last Call, First Round!
  • Pre-episode
    • Nando has earned seven Gym Badges.
    • Nando acquires a Kricketot and an Altaria.
    • Zoey's Shellos and Finneon are revealed to have evolved into a Gastrodon and Lumineon, respectively.
  • Kenny's Prinplup evolves into an Empoleon; he is also revealed to have obtained a Floatzel.
  • Dawn enters the Grand Festival alongside Zoey and Jessilina.
  • Nando, Kenny, and Ursula earned their fifth Ribbons and enter the Grand Festival as well.
  • Ursula is revealed to have obtained two Eevee, which she evolves into a Vaporeon and a Flareon during her appeal.
  • Dawn, Nando, Ursula, Zoey, and Jessilina successfully clear the appeals round; however, Kenny fails to make it through and is eliminated from the Grand Festival.
Opposites Interact!
  • Dawn beats Ursula and advances to the Top 16 round of the Sinnoh Grand Festival.
  • Zoey, Nando, and Jessilina also advance to the Top 16 round of the Sinnoh Grand Festival.
Coming Full Festival Circle!
  • Pre-episode
    • Zoey's Misdreavus evolves into a Mismagius.
    • Nando's Roselia evolves into a Roserade, while he is also revealed to have captured a Lopunny.
  • Zoey and Dawn defeat Nando and Jessilina, respectively, and advance to the finals of the Sinnoh Grand Festival.
A Grand Fight for Winning!
  • Pre-episode
    • Zoey's Kirlia evolves into a Gallade.
  • Zoey defeats Dawn in the final round of the Sinnoh Grand Festival, winning the Ribbon Cup as well as the title of Top Coordinator.
  • Jessie decides to give up on Pokémon Contests after seeing Dawn lose.
  • Ash learns that Sunyshore Gym is fully repaired and Volkner is ready for their Gym battle.
The Eighth Wonder of the Sinnoh World!
  • Ash arrives back at Sunyshore Gym for his Gym battle against Volkner.
    • Ash's Infernape's Blaze is activated again, and it gains control of the Ability for the first time.
    • Ash defeats Volkner and earns the Beacon Badge, allowing him to participate in the Sinnoh League.
Four Roads Diverged in a Pokémon Port!
Bucking the Treasure Trend!
An Old Family Blend!
League Unleashed!
Casting a Paul on Barry!
  • Ash, Paul, Barry, Conway, and Tobias make it through the second round of the Lily of the Valley Conference.
  • Paul and Barry are selected to battle each other in the third round of the Lily of the Valley Conference while Ash is selected to battle Conway.
  • Paul's Electabuzz is revealed to have evolved into an Electivire, and Electivire is revealed to have learned Giga Impact upon its evolution to its final form.
  • Barry is revealed to have captured a Skarmory and a Hitmonlee.
  • Paul defeats Barry and advances to the quarter finals of the tournament.
Working on a Right Move!
  • Ash's Infernape learns Flare Blitz.
  • Conway is revealed to have obtained a Shuckle, a Lickilicky, and a Dusknoir.
  • Ash's Noctowl is revealed to have learned Extrasensory, Air Slash, and Sky Attack.
  • Ash's Gible masters Draco Meteor.
  • Ash defeats Conway and advances to the next round.
  • Ash learns that he will face Paul in the quarter-final of the Lily of the Valley Conference.
  • Ash's Gliscor returns to Ash for the battle against Paul.
  • Tobias advances to the quarter-final.
Familiarity Breeds Strategy!
  • In the Lily of the Valley Conference quarter-final, Ash and Paul begin their second full battle.
  • Paul is revealed to have obtained a Drapion and a Gastrodon while his Lairon is revealed to have evolved into an Aggron.
A Real Rival Rouser!
  • Ash and Paul continue their full battle.
  • Ash's Gliscor is revealed to have learned Stone Edge.
  • Paul is revealed to have obtained a Froslass.
Battling a Thaw in Relations!
  • Ash and Paul continue their full battle.
  • Infernape's Blaze Ability activates. Infernape gets control of the Ability.
  • Ash wins the battle and goes to the semi-finals.
The Semi-Final Frontier!
  • In the Lily of the Valley Conference semi-final, Ash battles Tobias.
  • Tobias is revealed to have a Latios.
  • Tobias defeats Ash, eliminating him from the Lily of the Valley Confence.
  • Tobias ends up winning the Sinnoh League.
The Brockster Is In!
Memories are Made of Bliss!
  • Dawn decides to remain in Sinnoh, Brock decides to train to become a Pokémon Doctor while Ash renews his vow to become a Pokémon Master.
  • Ash and Brock return to Kanto and go their separate ways.
  • Ash and Pikachu reach Pallet Town.

Best Wishes series

Unova

Season 14
Episode Details
In The Shadow of Zekrom!
Enter Iris and Axew!
A Sandile Gusher of Change!
The Battle Club and Tepig's Choice!
Triple Leaders, Team Threats!
  • Ash and Iris arrive at Striaton City, and meet Cilan.
  • Rather than challenging just one of the Leaders, Ash challenges all of the Gym Leader trio of Cilan, Chili and Cress to a Gym battle.
  • Ash loses to Cress, defeats Chili, and starts his battle with Cilan.
  • Ash's Tepig and Oshawott are revealed to know Tackle.
Dreams by the Yard Full!
Snivy Plays Hard to Catch!
  • Ash catches a Snivy.
  • Giovanni informs Team Rocket of the presence of another villainous team.
Saving Darmanitan From the Bell!
  • Team Rocket meets a stranger who gives them a mysterious item and tells them to head for Nacrene City.
The Bloom Is on Axew!
A Rival Battle for Club Champ!
A Home for Dwebble!
Here Comes the Trubbish Squad!
Minccino-Neat and Tidy!
A Night in the Nacrene City Museum!
The Battle According to Lenora!
  • Ash battles Lenora and loses.
  • Team Rocket steals the meteorite from Nacrene Museum.
Rematch at the Nacrene Gym!
Scraggy-Hatched to be Wild!
  • Ash's Egg hatches into a Scraggy.
  • Jessie, James, and Meowth deliver the meteorite they stole from Nacrene Museum to Dr. Zager for analysis.
  • Ash and Iris have their first battle using Scraggy and Axew, respectively. The battle results in a draw.
Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest!
A Connoisseur's Revenge!
Dancing With the Ducklett Trio!
The Lost World of Gothitelle!
A Venipede Stampede!
Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!
Emolga the Irresistible!
Emolga and the New Volt Switch!
  • Bianca battles both Iris and Ash with no official winner.
  • Bianca leaves the group.
Scare at the Litwick Mansion!
The Dragon Master's Path!
Ash and Trip's Third Battle!
  • Ash encounters Trip again and challenges him in a 3-on-3 battle which ends up in a tie.
  • Ash learns about Alder, the Unova region's Champion.
  • Trip is revealed to have obtained a Vanillite and Timburr.
Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open!
Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster!
Gotta Catch A Roggenrola!
A Fishing Connoisseur in a Fishy Competition!
Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight"!
Reunion Battles In Nimbasa!
Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia!
The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk!
The Club Battle Finale: A Heroes Outcome!
  • Ash defeats Dino and advances to the finals.
  • Iris's Axew learns Outrage.
  • Iris defeats Luke and advances to the finals.
  • Iris defeats Ash and wins the Club Battle Tournament and a set of Wings.
  • Luke leaves the group.
  • Team Rocket prepare to begin their latest plan.
Meowth's Scrafty Tactics!
Beheeyem, Duosion, and the Dream Thief!
Crisis from the Underground Up!
Battle for the Underground!
Season 15
Episode Details
Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!
  • Ash and his friends encounter Bianca and meet Elesa, Nimbasa Gym's Gym Leader.
  • Bianca's father appears to take his daughter home with him.
  • Bianca is revealed to have obtained a Shelmet.
  • Bianca has a Gym battle with Elesa but loses.
  • Ash has a battle with Bianca's father and loses.
  • Bianca's father decides to allow Bianca to keep traveling.
Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!
Lost at the Stamp Rally!
Ash Versus the Champion!
  • The gang meet up with Trip again, who is revealed to have obtained his fifth Unova Gym Badge.
  • Ash and his friends meet Alder for the first time.
  • Alder challenges Ash to a battle but then falls asleep during said battle thus resulting in no official winner.
The Lonely Deino!
The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue!
A Call for Brotherly Love!
Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1
Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 2
Battling the King of Mines!
Crisis at Chargestone Cave!
Evolution Exchange Excitement!
Explorers of the Hero's Ruins
Battling the Bully!
Cilan Takes Flight!
An Amazing Aerial Battle!
Climbing the Tower of Success!
  • Ash and his friends meet up with Stephan again and everyone enters the Bell of Wishes Festival Contest.
  • Stephan wins the Contest and then accompanies the group to Ambiga Town where the Clubsplosion tournament will be held.
The Clubsplosion Begins!
Search for the Clubultimate!
A Clubsplosion of Excitement!
  • Bianca defeats Trip and advances to the second round.
  • Ash defeats Betty and advances to the semi-finals.
  • Montgomery defeats Iris and advances to the semi-finals.
  • Stephan defeats Cilan and advances to the semi-finals.
  • Bianca defeats Georgia and advances to the semi-finals.
  • Ash learns he will face Montgomery in the semi-finals, while Bianca will face Stephan.
Commanding the Clubsplosion Crown!
  • Stephan defeats Bianca and advances to the final round.
  • Montgomery defeats Ash and advances to the final round.
  • Stephan defeats Montgomery in the final round, winning the Clubsplosion and a year's supply of Vitamins.
Battling the Leaf Thieves!
A Restoration Confrontation! Part 1
A Restoration Confrontation! Part 2
Evolution by Fire!
Guarding the Guardian of the Mountain!
Caution: Icy Battle Conditions!
Clash of the Connoisseurs!
Crisis at Ferroseed Research!
An Epic Defense Force!
Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1
Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 2
All for the Love of Meloetta!
  • Ash learns that the Unova League Conference will be held in three months.
  • Ash meets up with Cynthia again while Iris and Cilan meet her for the first time. She also tells them about the Pokémon World Tournament.
  • Team Rocket attempts to capture Meloetta but fails.
  • Cynthia is revealed to own a Glaceon.
  • Iris battles Cynthia and her Axew learns Giga Impact in the process. The battle is then called off by Cynthia.
  • Ash and his friends accompany Cynthia to her villa in Undella Town.
  • Team Rocket discovers that Meloetta is following Ash's group.
  • Dawn is revealed to be staying at Cynthia's villa.
Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times!
Expedition to Onix Island!
Iris and the Rogue Dragonite!
Jostling for the Junior Cup!
Battling Authority Once Again!
Ash, Iris and Trip: Then There Were Three!
Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure!
The Road to Humilau!
Meloetta and the Undersea Temple!
Unova's Survival Crisis!
Season 16
Episode Details
Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige!
A Village Homecoming!
Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future!
Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!
Curtain Up, Unova League!
Mission: Defeat Your Rival!
  • Ash defeats Trip, eliminating the latter from the tournament.
  • Ash and Trip end their rivalry and become friends.
  • Virgil defeats Ultimo, advancing to the next round.
  • Bianca defeats Mikael, advancing to the next round.
  • Cameron defeats Kendrick, advancing to the next round.
  • Cameron defeats Bianca, eliminating the latter from the tournament.
Lost at the League!
  • Ash, Stephan, and Virgil are revealed to have made it through the second round.
  • Ash, Stephan, Cameron, and Virgil make it through the third round of the Vertress Conference.
  • Ash begins his match against Stephan.
  • Stephan is revealed to have obtained a Liepard.
Strong Strategy Steals the Show!
Cameron's Secret Weapon!
A Unova League Evolution!
New Places... Familiar Faces!
The Name's N!
There's a New Gym Leader in Town!
Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!
  • Looker returns, with Cilan and Iris meeting him for the first time.
  • Ash, Iris and Cilan encounter the villainous Team Plasma, as well as the Plasma Scientist Colress, for the first time.
The Light of Floccesy Ranch!
Saving Braviary!
The Pokémon Harbor Patrol!
The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!
Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!
Secrets From Out of the Fog!
Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!
Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!
What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!
Farewell, Unova! Setting Sail for New Adventures!
Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness!
To Catch a Rotom!
The Path That Leads to Goodbye!
The Journalist from Another Region!
  • Ash, Iris and Cilan meet Alexa, a reporter from the Kalos region, for the first time.
  • Alexa joins Ash, Iris, and Cilan during their travels to Kanto.
A Pokémon of a Different Color!
Celebrating the Hero's Comet!
Survival of the Striaton Gym!
Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!
The Dream Continues!

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Kalos

Season 17
Episode Details
Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!
  • Serena is introduced.
  • Ash and Alexa arrive in Lumiose City, the central part of the Kalos region.
  • Ash learns that Alexa's sister is away from her Gym, but there is another in Lumiose City itself.
  • Ash and Alexa go their separate ways.
  • Ash is unable to have an official Gym Battle as he needs four Badges in order to challenge the Lumiose Gym.
  • Ash meets an inventor named Clemont and his sister Bonnie for the first time.
  • Clemont and Bonnie encounter Team Rocket for the first time.
  • A Froakie saves Pikachu from Team Rocket, but is injured in the process.
Lumiose City Pursuit!
A Battle of Aerial Mobility!
A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship!
A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!
  • Ash, Clemont and Bonnie reach Santalune City, with Serena arriving soon after.
  • Ash battles Viola in his first Kalos Gym match and loses.
  • Serena reunites with Ash, although he fails to recognize her from their childhood.
  • Serena meets Clemont and Bonnie for the first time.
  • Ash meets up with Alexa again.
  • Clemont, Bonnie and Serena meet Alexa for the first time.
Battling on Thin Ice!
Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race!
  • Serena officially joins the the gang in their travels.
  • Serena tells Ash about the first time they met and Ash finally remembers her.
  • The gang decide to head back through Lumiose City on their way to Cyllage City.
  • Serena encounters Team Rocket for the first time.
Clemont's Got a Secret!
  • Ash and his friends return to Lumiose City.
  • Ash and Serena meet Meyer, Clemont and Bonnie's father.
  • Ash and Serena learn that Clemont is the ejected Gym Leader of Lumiose Gym, having been forced to abandon it with Bonnie when Clembot, one of his inventions, ran amok and took over.
  • Clemont is revealed to own a Magnemite, a Magneton, and a Heliolisk, which he keeps at the Gym.
  • Clemont's Bunnelby is revealed to know Double Team.
  • Clemont challenges Clembot to a battle and wins, reclaiming the Gym.
  • Clemont modifies the program of Clembot and leaves it in charge of the Gym, and he and Bonnie continue traveling with Ash and Serena.
  • Despite the badge restriction no longer being an issue, Ash decides to wait until he's acquired three more Gym badges before challenging the Lumiose Gym, and Clemont agrees to meet the challenge himself when the time comes.
Mega-Mega Meowth Madness!
The Bamboozling Forest!
To Catch a Pokémon Smuggler!
Kindergarten Chaos!
An Appetite for Battle!
A Rush of Ninja Wisdom!
Breaking Titles at the Chateau!
A PokéVision of Things to Come!
Going for the Gold!
Coming Back into the Cold!
Climbing the Walls!
A Battle by Any Other Name!
To Find a Fairy Flower!
  • Clemont tries to catch a Flabébé for Bonnie to take care of, but fails since it belongs to another Trainer.
The Bonds of Evolution
Heroes - Friends and Faux Alike!
Mega Revelations!
The Cave of Trials!
The Aura Storm!
Calling from Beyond the Aura!
  • Mega Lucario begins to control itself, but soon starts going out of control again.
The Bonds of Mega Evolution!
The Forest Champion!
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See also

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