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An epicode (short for episode code) is the manner by which an episode is referred to on Bulbapedia. As episodes are released weekly in Japan, and weekly for part of the year in the rest of the world, page moves would happen quite frequently if articles were retitled for their English release — not to mention if an episode title were mistranslated or misnamed.
A commonly-accepted system was therefore developed to identify the individual episodes easily. Starting with the first episode, which was labeled as EP001, this numeric format continued throughout the episodes of the original series. After this, however, the episode counts diverged. The first episode of the second series of the anime, Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire, to some is considered just a continuation of the count from that of the original series, while to others a separate count is established. On Bulbapedia, this episode is considered AG001; likewise, the first episode in Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl is considered DP001, the first episode in Pokémon the Series: Black & White is considered BW001, the first episode in Pokémon the Series: XY is considered XY001, the first episode in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon is considered SM001, and the first episode in Pokémon Journeys: The Series is considered JN001.
Epicodes are not just for episodes of the anime, however. The rounds of Pokémon Adventures feature them too, as do other manga.
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|| Pokémon Tales books
|| Two digits for original books (01 - 48)
| "M" and one digit for movie special books (M1 - M2)
| "GS" and one digit for Gold and Silver books (GS1 - GS9)
| "AG" and one digit for Advanced Generation movie special books (AG1 - AG2)
| "D" and two digits for Daisuki Club chapters (D01 - D16)
Anime without epicodes
Several special episodes lack epicodes, usually due to the fact that they are released under extraordinary circumstances.