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Pokémon: Battle Frontier
Season 9
Battle Frontier logo.png
Battle Frontier logo
Opening Battle Frontier
Episodes 47
(AG146 - AG192)
Region Kanto
Series Advanced Generation series
Preceded by Pokémon: Advanced Battle
Followed by Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon: Battle Frontier is the ninth season of the Pokémon anime and the final season of the Advanced Generation English-language dub. It is comprised of episodes 146-192 of the original Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation series. It follows Ash Ketchum as he continues to collect symbols from the Kanto Battle Frontier while May participates in Pokémon Contests. It began with Fear Factor Phony, which originally aired on September 8, 2006 in the United States, and ended with Home is Where the Start Is, which originally aired on March 3, 2007.

The English dub underwent many changes at the start of the season. 4Kids Entertainment's licensing rights to the dub expired and in an agreement with TPCi they decided not to renew, resulting in a recasting controversy among some fans. Meanwhile, Kids' WB! (a broadcast network) dropped all anime from its lineup leading to Cartoon Network (a cable network) picking up the series. It begins broadcasting on CITV/Action Stations! on October 30th 2008 in the UK, this is the first time this series has been shown on Freeview.

It is preceded by Pokémon: Advanced Battle and is succeeded by Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl, the first season of the dub of the Diamond and Pearl series, which is based on the Generation IV games.

See the list of Pokémon: Battle Frontier episodes for a list of episodes aired this season.

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Important events

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Party changes


The following Pokémon are obtained:


The following Pokémon evolve:



Pokémon contests

May wins Pokémon contests in these locations:

Battle Frontier

Ash defeats the following Frontier Brains:

U.S. DVD Releases

In other languages


  • Battle Frontier is the only English season to have its own ending theme, instead of just a shortened version of the opening theme.
  • In Belgium, they skipped this season, and began to broadcast the Diamond & Pearl series immediately after AG145 with the Dutch dub. However, in the Netherlands, they did broadcast Battle Frontier.
  • This is the shortest season to date.

Original series: Indigo LeagueAdventures in the Orange Islands
The Johto JourneysJohto League ChampionsMaster Quest
Advanced Generation series: AdvancedAdvanced ChallengeAdvanced BattleBattle Frontier
Diamond & Pearl series: Diamond and PearlBattle Dimension
Galactic BattlesSinnoh League Victors
Best Wishes series: Black & WhiteRival DestiniesAdventures in Unova and Beyond
XY series: XYKalos QuestXYZ
Sun & Moon series: Sun & Moon
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