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Pokémon: Johto League Champions
Season 4
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Logo for the season
Opening Born to Be a Winner
Episodes 52
(EP158 - EP209)
Region Johto
Series Original series
Preceded by Pokémon: The Johto Journeys
Followed by Pokémon: Master Quest

Pokémon: Johto League Champions is the name of the fourth season of the Pokémon anime. The 52-episode season showcases the adventures of Ash, Misty, Brock, and briefly Todd in the Johto region, from Goldenrod City up to Cianwood City.

It originally aired as part of the 2001-2002 Kids' WB! Saturday morning line-up. The season began with A Goldenrod Opportunity, which originally aired on August 18, 2001, and ended with Machoke, Machoke Man!, which originally aired on September 7, 2002.

This is the second of three seasons that take place in the Johto region. It is preceded by Pokémon: The Johto Journeys and proceeded by Pokémon: Master Quest.

See the list of Pokémon: Johto League Champions episodes for a list of episodes aired this season.

Important events

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Party changes


The following Pokémon are obtained:

  • None


The following Pokémon evolve:


The following Pokémon are released:

Gym battles

Ash defeats the following Gym Leaders:

North American DVD Releases

Single Volume Releases

  • Volume 1: Journey to the Johto League Champions (EP158-EP164)
  • Volume 2: Road to the Johto League Champions (EP165-EP171)
  • Volume 3: Distance to the Johto League Champions (EP172-EP178)
  • Volume 4: Path to the Johto League Champion (EP179-EP185)
  • Volume 5: Way to the Johto League Champions (EP186-EP192)
  • Volume 6: Circuit to the Johto League Champion (EP193-EP199)
  • Volume 7: Journey's End (EP200-EP209)

Australian DVD Releases

  • Pokémon Season 4: Johto League Champions (EP158-EP209)

In other languages


  • This is so far the only dub season in which a main character does not obtain a new Pokémon. The only party changes in this season consist of evolutions.
  • Johto League Champions, along with The Johto Journeys, did not air in Denmark.

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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