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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.

In Pokémon the Series, 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.

In Pokémon Horizons: The Series, the static artwork eyecatches were retained for dubbed releases for the first time.

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 V1.png EP192 - EP210
PMTV EP199 before.png PMTV EP199.png EP211 - EP274
(EP192 - EP274 on VHS)

Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation

N/A AG eyecatch 1.png AG eyecatch 2.png AG001 - AG002
AG eyecatch 3.png AG eyecatch 4.png AG003
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

N/A DP eyecatch 1.png DP eyecatch 2.png DP001
DP eyecatch 3.png DP eyecatch 4.png DP002
DP eyecatch 5.png DP eyecatch 6.png DP003
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, DP126 - DP132, DP136, DP139 - DP141, DP145, DP147, DP149 - DP152, DP154, DP157, DP159, DP160, DP163, DP165, DP169, DP170, DP179, DP180, DP180, DP182, DP184, DP188, DP191
DP eyecatch 12.png DP eyecatch 11.png DP122 - DP124, DP134, DP137, DP143, DP144, DP146, DP155, DP161, DP161, DP167, DP171, DP174 - DP177, DP186
DP eyecatch 13.png DP eyecatch 11.png DP125, DP148, DP190
DP eyecatch 11.png DP eyecatch 13.png DP133, DP166, DP168, DP173, DP183, DP185, DP187, DP189
DP eyecatch 14.png DP eyecatch 11.png DP135, DP138, DP142, DP153, DP156, DP172, DP181
DP eyecatch 11.png DP eyecatch 14.png DP158, DP178
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 - XY077
XY079 - 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

Pocket Monsters (2023)

HZ eyecatch Liko Sprigatito V2.png HZ eyecatch Roy Fuecoco.png HZ002 - present

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 PTC AG077 answer.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 - XY077, XY079 - 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, JN135 - JN147

Pokémon Horizons: The Series

HZ eyecatch Liko Sprigatito dub.png HZ eyecatch Roy Fuecoco dub.png HZ002 - present

See also

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