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Pokémon: Master Quest
Season 5
Season5 logo.png
Logo for the season
Opening Believe in Me
Episodes 64
Region Johto
Series Original series
Preceded by Pokémon: Johto League Champions
Followed by Pokémon: Advanced
Logo used on VIZ Media DVD Release

Pokémon: Master Quest is the fifth season of the dubbed version of the Pokémon anime. It follows the final adventures of Ash, Misty, and Brock in the Johto region, from the Whirl Islands to Mt. Silver.

It originally aired as part of the 2002-2003 Kids' WB! Saturday morning lineup. The season began with Around the Whirlpool, which originally aired on September 14, 2002, and ended with You're a Star, Larvitar!, which originally aired on September 6, 2003; it was later extended to include all of the episodes until the end of Pokémon the Series: Gold and Silver with Hoenn Alone!. This season skips EP250, which was banned from airing.

It is preceded by Pokémon: Johto League Champions and succeeded by Pokémon: Advanced, the first season of the dub of Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire, which is based on the Generation III games. This season is also the last of the 4Kids Entertainment dub to be produced at TAJ Productions.


With the Olivine City Gym temporarily out of commission, our heroes are off to the Whirl Cup Competition—and Misty wants in on the action! Resuming their journey, they find that Jessie, James, and Meowth aren’t the only members of Team Rocket they need to worry about, though that dastardly trio still has a few tricks up their collective sleeve. After a heated battle with the final Gym Leader, Ash moves on to the Silver Conference, but does he have the mettle to take on his old rival, Gary?

Important events

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

Party changes


The following Pokémon are obtained:


The following Pokémon evolve:


The following Pokémon are released:


The following Pokémon are traded:


The following Pokémon are left at Oak's Laboratory:

Gym battles

Ash battles the following Gym Leaders:

Badge Opponent Epicode Result
Mineral Badge Jasmine EP224 Victory
Glacier Badge Pryce EP238 Victory
by T.K.O.
Rising Badge Clair EP252 Interrupted
EP254 Victory


The television definition is used by Region 4 home video releases and formerly on Pokémon TV, Toonami Jetstream, and Cartoon Network Video. It includes 52 episodes of the Johto League arc of the anime.

The home video definition is the definition currently used by Region 1 home video releases by VIZ Media, Pokémon TV, DisneyNOW, and digital home video releases. It includes the last 64 episodes of the Johto League arc of the anime.

Epicode Episode Title Television Home video
Digital release
EP210 Around the Whirlpool 1 1
EP211 Fly Me to the Moon 2 2
EP212 Takin' It on the Chinchou 3 3
EP213 A Corsola Caper 4 4
EP214 Mantine Overboard! 5 5
EP215 Octillery the Outcast 6 6
EP216 Dueling Heroes 7 7
EP217 The Perfect Match! 8 8
EP218 Plant It Now... Diglett Later 9 9
EP219 Hi Ho Silver... Away! 10 10
EP220 The Mystery is History 11 11
EP221 A Parent Trapped! 12 12
EP222 A Promise is a Promise 13 13
EP223 Throwing in the Noctowl 14 14
EP224 Nerves of Steelix 15 15
EP225 Bulbasaur... the Ambassador! 16 16
EP226 Espeon, Not Included 17 17
EP227 For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll! 18 18
EP228 Extreme Pokémon! 19 19
EP229 An EGG-sighting Adventure! 20 20
EP230 Hatching a Plan 21 21
EP231 Dues and Don'ts 22 22
EP232 Just Waiting On a Friend 23 23
EP233 A Tyrogue Full of Trouble 24 24
EP234 Xatu the Future 25 25
EP235 Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution 26 26
EP236 Rage Of Innocence 27 27
EP237 As Cold as Pryce 28 28
EP238 Nice Pryce, Baby! 29 29
EP239 Whichever Way the Wind Blows 30 30
EP240 Some Like it Hot 31 31
EP241 Hocus Pokémon 32 32
EP242 As Clear as Crystal 33 33
EP243 Same Old Song and Dance 34 34
EP244 Enlighten Up! 35 35
EP245 Will the Real Oak Please Stand Up? 36 36
EP246 Wish Upon a Star Shape 37 37
EP247 Outrageous Fortunes 38 38
EP248 One Trick Phony! 39 39
EP249 I Politoed Ya So! 40 40
EP251 Beauty is Skin Deep 41 41
EP252 Fangs For Nothin' 42 42
EP253 Great Bowls of Fire! 43 43
EP254 Better Eight Than Never 44 44
EP255 Why? Wynaut! 45 45
EP256 Just Add Water 46 46
EP257 Lapras of Luxury 47 47
EP258 Hatch Me If You Can 48 48
EP259 Entei at Your Own Risk 49 49
EP260 A Crowning Achievement 50 50
EP261 Here's Lookin' at You, Elekid 51 51
EP262 You're a Star, Larvitar! 52 52
EP263 Address Unown! Part of S06 53
EP264 Mother of All Battles 54
EP265 Pop Goes the Sneasel 55
EP266 A Claim to Flame! 56
EP267 Love, Pokémon Style 57
EP268 Tie One On! 58
EP269 The Ties That Bind 59
EP270 Can't Beat the Heat 60
EP271 Playing with Fire! 61
EP272 Johto Photo Finish 62
EP273 Gotta Catch Ya Later! 63
EP274 Hoenn Alone! 64

Home video releases

North American DVD releases

Main article: List of English language Master Quest home video releases (Region 1)

Australian DVD releases

Main article: List of English language Master Quest home video releases (Region 4)


Toonami coloration

In other languages

Original series (list) Indigo LeagueAdventures in the Orange Islands
The Johto JourneysJohto League ChampionsMaster Quest
Ruby and Sapphire (list) AdvancedAdvanced ChallengeAdvanced BattleBattle Frontier
Diamond and Pearl (list) Diamond and PearlBattle DimensionGalactic BattlesSinnoh League Victors
Black & White (list) Black & WhiteRival DestiniesAdventures in Unova and Beyond
XY (list) XYKalos QuestXYZ (Mega Evolution Specials)
Sun & Moon (list) Sun & MoonUltra Adventures‎Ultra Legends
Journeys (list) JourneysMaster JourneysUltimate Journeys (The Arceus Chronicles)
Horizons (list) Horizons
Specials (list) Pikachu's Winter VacationSide StoriesPokémon Chronicles
Planetarium specialsPikachu shorts
Mewtwo ReturnsThe Legend of Thunder!Pichu Bros. in Party Panic
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