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An eyecatch (Japanese: アイキャッチ eyecatch) is a transitional feature in the Pokémon anime that appears between commercial breaks during an episode. Sometimes, the 12 seconds available are used for two 6-second eyecatches or a single 12-second eyecatch.
The only eyecatch retained for Western audiences was Dare da? (Japanese, kana: だ〜れだ？; translation: Who is it?), which became Who's That Pokémon?. Unlike its Japanese counterpart, it continued well into Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire, ending with Watt's with Wattson?. It was replaced by Pokémon Trainer's Choice, starting with What You Seed is What You Get and ending with Pasta La Vista, when eyecatches disappeared in the dub. Who's That Pokémon? later returned in In The Shadow of Zekrom!. With that, the English dub episodes of Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl are the only ones with no eyecatch entirely.
List of eyecatches
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