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JN145 : Rocket Revengers!
Pokémon Journeys: The Series
JN147 : The Rainbow and the Pokémon Master!
Ash and Latios
JN146   EP1231
Satoshi and Latios!
First broadcast
Japan March 17, 2023
United States September 8, 2023
English themes
Opening Gotta Catch Em All
Japanese themes
Opening めざせポケモンマスター -with my friends-
Ending ひゃくごじゅういち
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
Storyboard 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Assistant director 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Animation directors 岩根雅明 Masaaki Iwane
志村泉 Izumi Shimura
Additional credits

Ash and Latios (Japanese: サトシとラティオス! Satoshi and Latios!) is the tenth episode of Pokémon: To Be a Pokémon Master, the 146th episode of Pokémon Journeys: The Series, and the 1,231st episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on March 17, 2023, in Canada on July 15, 2023, in South Africa on July 25, 2023, and in the United States on September 8, 2023.

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.


After Latias shows our heroes a mysterious vision of Latios in trouble, Ash and his friends decide to help. They discover that Latios is attempting to flee a Pokémon hunter! Latias starts to panic when its sight sharing power loses contact with Latios, but Brock and Ash convince it to settle down for the night. In the morning, the group follows Latias to a cave where Latios is hiding. Latios is distrustful of humans, but before Ash can convince it of his goodwill, the hunter appears! Despite a fierce battle, Latias is captured. Now Latios must work together with Ash to save Latias and bring the hunter to justice.


Following the vision of a Latios shown to them by Latias, Ash and his friends decide to follow her and help Latios out. While following Latias on Steelix, Latias shows Ash telepathic images of how she had followed him after their initial encounter, including the instance where she had saved him from a fall. Suddenly, Latias starts Sight Sharing another vision with them, showing Latios fleeing from a Pokémon hunter riding on a Hydreigon. The vision cuts off when the hunter fires an energy beam at Latios. Latias starts panicking, especially when her desperate attempts to recontact Latios fail. Since it's about to get dark, Brock suggests they settle down for the night. Ash agrees and calms Latias down by telling her that Latios will be fine. Meanwhile, Jessie, James, and Meowth each arrive at the Team Rocket HQ, intending to start their own independent careers as Team Rocket members while being unaware of each other's presence.

At the group's campsite, they figure that the wounds Ash saw on Latias the first time he met her could've been caused by the hunter, and she later escaped with Latios's help. After a filling meal and a good night's sleep, the group wakes up when Latias receives a telepathic message from Latios. They follow Latias to a cave, where they find Latios, who is distrustful towards them. Unfortunately, Ash's attempts to convince him to trust him are interrupted when the hunter, having followed them to the cave, attacks. The group and the Eon Pokémon fight back, but eventually, Latias is struck by an energy beam from the hunter's device, turning her to stone. He flees with Latias, taunting Latios to follow him as Ash sends his Swellow after the hunter. Latios tries to follow, but is too injured to keep flying. Ash manages to convince Latios let him treat his wounds, after which they leave to pursue the hunter, with Ash riding on Latios. They find the hunter on a beach, held back by Swellow.

As soon the hunter spots the group, he flees into an area filled with tall stone pillars that inhibit Latios's movements, petrifying Swellow and Steelix as well to keep them from interfering. Brock advices Ash to destroy the hunter's device to turn the stone Pokémon back to normal. Instructing Latios, Ash has him attack Hydreigon from a close range, freeing Latias from its grasp and getting Pikachu close enough to destroy the hunter's energy blaster with Iron Tail, restoring Latias, Swellow, and Steelix to normal. Ticked off, the hunter relentlessly attacks Latios, until Latios finally agrees to let Ash guide him in this battle. Ash has Latios use Psychic, which, while ineffective against Hydreigon, momentarily blinds it, allowing Latios to land an Aura Sphere from above and defeat Hydreigon. The desperate hunter charges at the Eon Pokémon on foot, but Latias holds him back just as Officer Jenny shows up to take him into custody.

The time comes for the group to say goodbye to Latios and Latias. Despite his wounds not having completely healed yet, Latios, still distrustful towards humans, disregards Ash's concerns about them. Ash asks him to battle together with him some other time as Latios flies away with Latias. The group wonders what the home they're headed for could be like, with Ash thinking he should probably head back home too.

After a long flight, Latios and Latias arrive in the city of Alto Mare, flying past Bianca the painter girl and through the Secret Garden, where a girl who looks exactly like Bianca is playing on a swing, before heading off into the distance once more.

Major events

For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the history page.



Main series debuts

Pokémon debuts

Main series debuts



Dare da?


Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?: Latios


The "After the story" artwork for this episode


  • While Ash screams for Latios, the English dub's closing captions mistakenly refer to him as Latias instead.
  • Near the end of this episode, Latias restrains Latios due to him slapping Ash's hand away when the latter tries to touch him. When this scene is followed by a close-up shot of Ash and Latios, Latias's right arm is colored the same blue as Latios's.

Dub edits

In other languages

JN145 : Rocket Revengers!
Pokémon Journeys: The Series
JN147 : The Rainbow and the Pokémon Master!
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