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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


Name First half Last half Episodes
Pocket Monsters (1997)
Dare da?
Dare da EP001 before.png
Dare da EP001.png
EP001 - EP191
Pocket Monster TV
PMTV EP192 before.png
PMTV EP192.png
EP192 - EP210
PMTV EP199 before.png PMTV EP199.png EP211 - EP274
(EP192 - EP274 on VHS)
Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation
AG eyecatch 1.png
AG eyecatch 2.png
AG001 - AG002
AG eyecatch 3.png
AG eyecatch 4.png
AG eyecatch 5.png
AG eyecatch 6.png
AG004 - AG104
AG eyecatch 7.png
AG eyecatch 8.png
AG105, AG109, AG116, AG119, AG123, AG127, AG132, AG138, AG141, AG145, AG146, AG148, AG151, AG154, AG158, AG164, AG166, AG169, AG175, AG179, AG183, AG187, AG191
AG eyecatch 9.png
AG eyecatch 10.png
AG106, AG110, AG114, AG121, AG128, AG135, AG140, AG149, AG153, AG157, AG162, AG167, AG171, AG176, AG182, AG186, AG192
AG eyecatch 11.png
AG eyecatch 12.png
AG107, AG111, AG113, AG118, AG124, AG126, AG129, AG131, AG133, AG136, AG139, AG144, AG150, AG155, AG160, AG161, AG165, AG170, AG172, AG177, AG180, AG185, AG188, AG190
AG eyecatch 13.png
AG eyecatch 14.png
AG108, AG112, AG115, AG117, AG120, AG125, AG130, AG134, AG137, AG142, AG143, AG147, AG152, AG156, AG159, AG163, AG168, AG173, AG174, AG178, AG181, AG184, AG189
Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl
DP eyecatch 1.png
DP eyecatch 2.png
DP eyecatch 3.png
DP eyecatch 4.png
DP eyecatch 5.png
DP eyecatch 6.png
DP eyecatch 7.png
DP eyecatch 8.png
DP004 - DP010
DP eyecatch 9.png
DP eyecatch 10.png
DP011 - DP120
DP eyecatch 11.png DP eyecatch 12.png DP121 - DP124, DP126 - DP132, DP134, DP136 - DP137, DP139 - DP141, DP143 - DP191
DP eyecatch 13.png DP eyecatch 11.png DP125, DP148, DP190
DP eyecatch 11.png DP eyecatch 13.png DP133, DP168, DP173, DP183, DP185, DP187, DP189
DP eyecatch 14.png DP eyecatch 11.png DP135, DP138, DP142, DP153, DP172
DP eyecatch 14.png DP eyecatch 12.png DP164
DPS01 eyecatch.png DPS01 eyecatch.png DPS01
DPS02 eyecatch.png DPS02 eyecatch.png DPS02
Pocket Monsters Best Wishes!
N/A BW eyecatch.png BW eyecatch 2.png BW001 - BW006
BW eyecatch 3.png BW eyecatch 4.png BW007 - BW060
Dare da? Dare da BW061 before.png Dare da BW061.png BW061 - BW142
BWS01 - BWS02
Pocket Monsters XY
Pokémon Quiz Pokémon Quiz XY001 before.png Pokémon Quiz XY001.png XY001 - XY140
XYS05 - XYS06
Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon
Dare da? Dare da SM001 before.png Dare da SM001.png SM001 - SM145
Pocket Monsters (2019)
Dare da? Dare da JN001 before.png Dare da JN001.png JN001 - JN041, JN046 - JN070, JN072 - JN076, JN078, JN079, JN081 - JN084, JN087, JN089 - JN098, JN100, JN101, JN103, JN105, JN107, JN108, JN112, JN114, JN120, JN127, JN135 - JN147
N/A JN eyecatch 1.png JN eyecatch 2.png JN071, JN077, JN080, JN085, JN086, JN088, JN099, JN102, JN104, JN109, JN110, JN113, JN115 - JN118, JN122 - JN125, JN129 - JN131, JN133, JN134

English dub

Name First half Last half Episodes
Pokémon the Series: The Beginning and Pokémon the Series: Gold & Silver
Who's That Pokémon?
WTP EP001 before.png
WTP EP001.png
EP001 - EP116
WTP EP117 before.png
WTP EP117.png
EP117 - EP157
WTP EP158 before.png
WTP EP158.png
EP158 - EP274
Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire
Who's That Pokémon?
WTP AG001 before.png
WTP AG001.png
AG001 - AG040
Pokémon Trainer's Choice
PTC AG077.png
PokémonTrainersChoice Seviper.png
AG041 - AG145
Pokémon the Series: Black & White
Who's That Pokémon? WTP BW001 before.png WTP BW001.png BW001 - BW142
Pokémon the Series: XY
Who's That Pokémon? WTP XY001 before.png WTP XY001.png XY001 - XY140, XYS05
Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon
Who's That Pokémon? WTP SM002 before.png WTP SM002.png SM001 - SM146
Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Who's That Pokémon? WTP JN001 before.png WTP JN001.png JN001 - JN041, JN046 - JN070, JN072 - JN076, JN078, JN079, JN081 - JN084, JN087, JN089 - JN098, JN100, JN101, JN103, JN105, JN107, JN108, JN112, JN114, JN120, JN127

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