Pokémon: Path to the Peak
- This article is about the animated series. For other uses, see Path to the Peak (disambiguation).
Pokémon: Path to the Peak (Japanese: PATH TO THE PEAK 頂へのきずな Path to the Peak: Bonds to the Peak) is a short animated series and the first Pokémon animation based on the Pokémon Trading Card Game. The series takes place in a world where Pokémon as creatures do not exist, but Pokémon as a multimedia franchise does.
It was announced in the Pokémon Presents released on August 8, 2023. The first episode premiered on YouTube on August 11, 2023, during the week of the 2023 Pokémon World Championships. A screening of the entire 4-episode series was also held at the Championships itself.
Ava feels out of place at her new school until she discovers the Pokémon Trading Card Game in this four-part animated series.
After moving and needing to attend a new school, Ava has trouble finding new friends. However, she learns about and joins the school's Pokémon Club, where the members are avid players of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
From there, Ava hones her skills at playing the TCG, and rises through the ranks of the Regional, International, and World Championships in her quest to reach the top.
|Code||Screenshot||English title||Japanese title||US broadcast||Japan broadcast||Time between|
|August 11, 2023||August 14, 2023||3 days|
|August 16, 2023||August 18, 2023||2 days|
|August 23, 2023||August 25, 2023||2 days|
|August 30, 2023||September 1, 2023||2 days|
|This concludes Pokémon: Path to the Peak.|
|Tonio||Kevin Andrew Rivera|
|Edgar Troy||Caleb Yen|
|This section is incomplete.|
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Posters and logos
- Despite featuring several cards from Scarlet & Violet-era TCG expansions, as well as banners with Generation IX Pokémon on them, no cards of Generation IX Pokémon appear in the series.
- A total of 9 cards featured in this series did not exist in the real TCG at the time: Oddish (SVP Promo 102), Ava's Vileplume, Ava's Bellossom ex, Ava's Spoink, Ava's Darkrai ex, Ava's jungle stadium, Celestine's Mismagius ex, Team Falinks' Falinks ex, and Edgar's Groudon.
- The Oddish card was designed specifically for the show's narrative, and was not originally intended to be made into a real TCG card.
- This is the first short animated series to be dubbed into Polish.
In other languages
|Mandarin||寶可夢 巔峰之徑 / 宝可梦 巅峰之路|
|Dutch||Pokémon: Weg naar de top|
|European French||Pokémon: À l’ascension des cimes|
|German||Pokémon: Der Pfad zum Gipfel|
|Indonesian||Pokémon: Jalan Menuju Puncak|
|Italian||Pokémon: Verso la cima|
|Korean||Pokémon: 정상으로 가는 길|
|Polish||Pokémon: Droga na szczyt|
|Brazilian Portuguese||Pokémon: Trilha para o Cume|
|Spanish||Latin America||Pokémon: Senda a la cima|
|Spain||Pokémon: Senda a la cima|
|Thai||โปเกมอน เส้นทาง สู่ จุดสูงสุด|
- Pokémon Origins
- Pokémon Generations
- Pokémon Evolutions
- Pokémon: Hisuian Snow
- Pokémon: Twilight Wings
- Pokémon's new animated series Path to the Peak is a charming introduction to the trading card game - Dicebreaker
- Miranda Branley: i[sic] did not imagine that when i first designed a fun, simple Oddish card to fit our story narrative in Path to the Peak that it'd eventually become a REAL physical card. — Twitter
|This article is part of both Project Anime and Project TCG, Bulbapedia projects that, together, aim to write comprehensive articles on the Pokémon Anime and TCG, respectively.|