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Pokémon the Series: XYZ is the nineteenth season of the dubbed version of the Pokémon anime. It is the third season of Pokémon the Series: XY. It is preceded by Pokémon the Series: XY Kalos Quest. The season follows Ash as he continues his journey, venturing in the Kalos region with his friends—Serena, Bonnie and Clemont.
It is premiered on Cartoon Network on February 20, 2016 with the dub premiere of From A to Z!. It originally aired in the United States as part of the 2016 Cartoon Network Saturday morning line-up.
Follow Ash, Pikachu, and their friends as they explore the deepest mysteries of the Kalos region! Team Flare has plans for the Legendary Pokémon Zygarde and the secret it holds. Alain’s ongoing search for the source of Mega Evolution intersects with our heroes’ adventures. And true to Gym Leader Olympia’s prediction, Ash and his Frogadier will work together to reach surprising new heights! Journey into uncharted territory with this exciting season of Pokémon animation!
- Ash and his friends find a Zygarde Core, which Bonnie nicknames Squishy. (XY094)
- Ash and his friends encounter Team Flare for the first time. (XY094)
- Ash's Greninja transforms into Ash-Greninja for the first time. (XY100)
- Serena, Jessie, and Nini enter the Couriway Showcase and Jessie wins, earning her first Princess Key. (XY101)
- Ash and his friends meet Alain for the first time. (XY106)
- Z2 is captured by Team Flare with the help of Alain. (XY107)
- Serena meets Palermo for the first time. (XY109)
- Serena defeats Shauna and Jessie in the semi-finals and moves on to the finals of the Gloire Master Class Showcase. (XY113)
- Aria defeats Serena in the final round and keeps the title of Kalos Queen. (XY113)
- Ash and Greninja perfect the Ash-Greninja form. (XY121)
- Ash, Tierno, Trevor, Sawyer, and Alain all enter the Lumiose Conference. (XY125)
- The Lumiose Conference takes place. (XY125 - XY131)
- The tournament begins with 64 competitors. (XY125)
- Alain and Ash defeat Trevor and Titus, respectively, and advance to the second round. (XY125)
- Ash and Sawyer battle and defeat Astrid and Tierno in the quarter-finals, respectively, advancing to the semi-finals. (XY126)
- Alain and Ash battle and defeat Remo and Sawyer in the semi-finals, respectively, advancing to the finals. (XY127, XY128)
- Ash and his friends meet Mairin for the first time. (XY129)
- Ash and his friends learn about Bond Phenomenon from Professor Sycamore. (XY129)
- Team Flare continue their plans for Z2 by secretly infiltrating the Lumiose Gym. (XY129)
- Ash and Alain have a Full Battle against each other and Alain wins, making him the winner of the Lumiose Conference. (XY129 - XY131)
- Team Flare places Z2 under their control, forcing it to transform into its Zygarde 50% Forme and attacks Lumiose City. (XY131)
- Clemont destroys the machine that is controlling Z2, releasing Z2 from Team Flare's control, apparently thwarting Lysandre's evil scheme. (XY134)
- The Megalith Zygarde destroys Lysandre Labs and heads towards the Anistar City Sundial, threatening to cause an explosion that would destroy the world. (XY135)
- Clemont and Bonnie discover that Blaziken Mask is Meyer. (XY136)
- Squishy and Z2 combine into Zygarde Complete Forme and destroy the Megalith Zygarde, with Lysandre disappearing in the process, leaving his fate unknown and resulting in Team Flare's defeat. (XY136)
- Chespie wakes up from its coma. (XY136)
- Squishy leaves with Z2. (XY136)
- Professor Sycamore gives medals to Ash, his friends, Alain, Mairin, and their Pokémon for their heroic efforts against Team Flare. (XY137)
The following Pokémon evolve:
The following Pokémon return to their Trainer:
Ash defeats the following Gym Leaders:
Serena wins Showcases in the following locations:
Jessie wins Showcases in the following locations:
- The tentative title of this season was "Pokémon XY&Z".
- The first two episodes of this season were streamed on the Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Swedish Pokémon TV service on May 12, 2016, which marks the first time a season has premiered online in Denmark, the Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Brazil, and Sweden, respectively, instead of on TV.
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