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Pokémon the Series: XY is the seventeenth season of the dubbed version of the Pokémon anime. It follows the conclusion of the third and final dubbed season of Best Wishes series, and as such is the first dubbed season of the XY series. The season follows Ash as he continues his journey, venturing in the Kalos region. It debuted with a special showing of its first two episodes on October 19, 2013, following the showing of Genesect and the Legend Awakened on Cartoon Network.
It began on January 18, 2014 with the dub premiere Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, and concluded on December 20, 2014 with Bonnie for the Defense!. It originally aired in the United States as part of the 2014 Cartoon Network Saturday morning line-up.
It is preceded by Pokémon BW: Adventures in Unova and Beyond, the last season of the Best Wishes series dub, and is succeeded by Pokémon the Series XY: Kalos Quest.
It’s time for Ash and Pikachu to set off on their adventures in the Kalos region! Along the way, they’re joined by some new friends—a genius inventor named Clemont, his little sister Bonnie, and Serena, a Trainer on her first journey. Ash immediately tries to challenge the Gym in Lumiose City, but doesn’t get very far before a robot throws him out! In between Gym battles, Ash and friends will be exploring this unique region, meeting all kinds of new Pokémon, and looking into a fascinating new Pokémon mystery!
- Serena is introduced. (XY001)
- Ash arrives in Kalos. (XY001)
- Ash meets Clemont and Bonnie. (XY001)
- Clemont is revealed to own a Bunnelby. (XY001)
- Ash meets Professor Sycamore. (XY002)
- Ash, Clemont, Bonnie, and Team Rocket learn about Mega Evolution. (XY002)
- Serena sees Ash on TV and recognizes him from when they were younger. (XY002)
- Serena leaves on her Pokémon journey. (XY003)
- Ash, Clemont and Bonnie agree to travel together. (XY003)
- Ash registers for the Kalos League. (XY003)
- Bonnie befriends a Dedenne. (XY003)
- Serena reunites with Ash and meets Clemont and Bonnie for the first time. (XY005)
- Serena officially joins the gang in their travels. (XY007)
- Ash and Serena meet Meyer, Clemont and Bonnie's father. (XY009)
- 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. (XY009)
- Blaziken Mask is revealed to be Meyer, Clemont and Bonnie's father. (XY010)
- Serena and Bonnie learn about Evolution. (XY012)
- Ash learns of the Fairy type. (XY013)
- Ash, his friends, and Team Rocket encounter an evil, psychopathic Malamar. (XY019)
- Ash and his friends visit the Battle Chateau. (XY020)
- Ash and his friends meet Grant and learn that he is the Cyllage Gym Leader. (XY020)
- Ash wins his first Battle Chateau challenge and becomes a Baron. (XY020)
- Ash and his friends meet Korrina, the Shalour City Gym Leader, who starts traveling with the group to hunt for a Lucarionite. (XY030)
- Korrina leaves the group. (XY034)
- Ash and his friends meet Shauna, Tierno, and Trevor and enter the Pokémon Summer Camp. (XY039)
- Serena learns of Pokémon Showcases. (XY040)
The following Pokémon evolve:
Ash defeats the following Gym Leaders:
Home video releases
North American DVD releases
- Main article: List of English language Pokémon the Series: XY home video releases (Region 1)
Australian DVD releases
- Main article: List of English language Pokémon the Series: XY home video releases (Region 4)
First poster for Pokémon the Series: XY
Second poster for Pokémon the Series: XY
- This season marks the return of the anime in Israel, which previously went for hiatus for about six years after the airing of DP157.
In other languages