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Pokémon: The Johto Journeys
Season 3
Season3 logo.png
Logo for the season
Opening Pokémon Johto
Episodes 41
Region Johto
Series Original series
Preceded by Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands
Followed by Pokémon: Johto League Champions

Pokémon: The Johto Journeys is the third season of the dubbed version of the Pokémon anime. It follows the adventures of Ash, Misty, and Brock in the Johto region, from New Bark Town up to Goldenrod City.

It originally aired as part of the 2000-2001 Kids' WB! Saturday morning lineup. The season began with The Pokémon Water War, which originally aired on August 26, 2000, and ended with The Fortune Hunters, which originally aired on May 19, 2001; it was later shortened to exclude all of the episodes until the start of Pokémon the Series: Gold and Silver with Don't Touch That 'dile.

It is preceded by Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands and succeeded by Pokémon: Johto League Champions.


The Orange League beckons and Ash answers the call, taking on the Orange Crew and their leader, Drake. Upon returning to Pallet Town, Ash and Misty reunite with Brock and set out on the next stage of their Pokémon journey—the Johto region! Though he still has an errand to run for Professor Oak, Ash jumps with both feet into the Johto League, taking on a couple of Gym Leaders and adding Pokémon like Totodile and Chikorita to his team.

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 traded:


Gym battles

Ash battles the following Gym Leaders:

Badge Opponent Epicode Result
Zephyr Badge Falkner EP131 Victory
Hive Badge Bugsy EP144 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 the last third of the Orange League arc and the first 41 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 only the first 41 episodes of the Johto League arc of the anime.

Epicode Episode Title Television Home video
Digital release
EP106 The Pokémon Water War 1 Part of S02
EP107 Pokémon Food Fight! 2
EP108 Pokémon Double Trouble 3
EP109 The Wacky Watcher! 4
EP110 The Stun Spore Detour 5
EP111 Hello, Pummelo! 6
EP112 Enter The Dragonite 7
EP113 Viva Las Lapras 8
EP114 The Underground Round Up 9
EP115 A Tent Situation 10
EP116 The Rivalry Revival 11
EP117 Don't Touch That 'dile 12 1
EP118 The Double Trouble Header 13 2
EP119 A Sappy Ending 14 3
EP120 Roll On, Pokémon! 15 4
EP121 Illusion Confusion! 16 5
EP122 Flower Power 17 6
EP123 Spinarak Attack 18 7
EP124 Snubbull Snobbery 19 8
EP125 The Little Big Horn 20 9
EP126 The Chikorita Rescue 21 10
EP127 Once in a Blue Moon 22 11
EP128 The Whistle Stop 23 12
EP129 Ignorance is Blissey 24 13
EP130 A Bout With Sprout 25 14
EP131 Fighting Flyer with Fire 26 15
EP132 For Crying Out Loud 27 16
EP133 Tanks a Lot! 28 17
EP134 Charizard's Burning Ambitions 29 18
EP135 Grin to Win! 30 19
EP136 Chikorita's Big Upset 31 20
EP137 Foul Weather Friends 32 21
EP138 The Superhero Secret 33 22
EP139 Mild 'n Wooly 34 23
EP140 Wired for Battle! 35 24
EP141 Good 'Quil Hunting 36 25
EP142 A Shadow of a Drought 37 26
EP143 Going Apricorn! 38 27
EP144 Gettin' The Bugs Out 39 28
EP145 A Farfetch'd Tale 40 29
EP146 Tricks of the Trade 41 30
EP147 The Fire-ing Squad! 42 31
EP148 No Big Woop! 43 32
EP149 Tunnel Vision 44 33
EP150 Hour of the Houndour 45 34
EP151 The Totodile Duel 46 35
EP152 Hot Matches! 47 36
EP153 Love, Totodile Style 48 37
EP154 Fowl Play! 49 38
EP155 Forest Grumps 50 39
EP156 The Psychic Sidekicks! 51 40
EP157 The Fortune Hunters 52 41

Home video releases

North American DVD releases

Main article: List of English language The Johto Journeys home video releases (Region 1)

Australian DVD releases

Main article: List of English language The Johto Journeys home video releases (Region 4)


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
The Mastermind of Mirage PokémonPokémon Ranger: Guardian SignsA Ripple in Time
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