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The XY series (Japanese: ポケットモンスターＸＹ（エックスワイ） Pocket Monsters XY) is the fifth series of the Pokémon anime, following after the Best Wishes series, and based on the events of the Generation VI games. It is set to premiere on October 17, 2013 in Japan, while the first two episodes are set to premiere as a preview on October 19, 2013 in the United States, with the rest of the series to follow in 2014.
As with the previous three series, the XY series will begin with only Ash Ketchum, headed off to a new region with his Pikachu. His previous companions, Iris and Cilan, will have left the series. Ash will begin his journey in Lumiose City. Joining him will be Serena, Clemont, and Bonnie.
It is currently unknown how many seasons the series will be divided into for audiences outside of Japan.
When the XY series came to be dubbed into English and other languages, it is divided into seasons:
Episodes in the XY series are numbered with the prefix XY on Bulbapedia. For a complete episode listing, see the list of XY series episodes.