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Pokémon: Advanced
Season 6
Season6 logo.png
Logo for the season
Opening I Wanna Be a Hero
Episodes 40
Region Hoenn
Series Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire
Preceded by Pokémon: Master Quest
Followed by Pokémon: Advanced Challenge
Alternative logo used on Pokémon TV

Pokémon: Advanced is the sixth season of the dubbed version of the Pokémon anime. It follows the fifth and final dubbed season of the original series, and as such is the first dubbed season of Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire. It follows the adventures of Ash, May, Brock, and Max in the Hoenn region, from Littleroot Town up to Mauville City.

It originally aired as part of the 2003-2004 Kids' WB! Saturday morning lineup. The season began with Address Unown!, which originally aired on September 13, 2003 and ended with Watt's with Wattson, which originally aired on September 4, 2004; it was later shortened to exclude all of the episodes until the start of Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire with Get the Show On the Road!.

It is preceded by Pokémon: Master Quest and succeeded by Pokémon: Advanced Challenge.


Polishing off the Silver Conference, Ash heads toward his next challenge—the far-off Hoenn region! While he must say goodbye to old friends, he makes the acquaintance of May, a Trainer just starting out on her Pokémon journey. Along with her little brother Max and the ever-reliable Brock, this pack of Pokémon Trainers begin pursuing their dreams—with Ash racking up three Gym Badges, while May changes tack to follow the Contest path of a Pokémon Coordinator.

Important events

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.
Ash with his friends in Pokémon: Advanced

Party changes


The following Pokémon are obtained:


The following Pokémon evolve:


The following Pokémon are released:

Gym battles

Ash battles the following Gym Leaders:

Badge Opponent Epicode Result
Stone Badge Roxanne AG016 Victory
Knuckle Badge Brawly AG020 Defeat
AG031 Victory
Dynamo Badge Wattson AG040 Victory

Pokémon Contests

May participates in the following Pokémon Contests:

Location Epicode Result
Slateport City AG035 Defeat


The television definition is used by Region 4 home video releases and formerly on Pokémon TV. It includes the last 12 episodes of the Johto League arc and the first 40 episodes of Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire.

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 40 episodes of Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire.

Epicode Episode Title Television Home video
Digital release
EP263 Address Unown! 1 Part of S05
EP264 Mother of All Battles 2
EP265 Pop Goes the Sneasel 3
EP266 A Claim to Flame! 4
EP267 Love, Pokémon Style 5
EP268 Tie One On! 6
EP269 The Ties That Bind 7
EP270 Can't Beat the Heat 8
EP271 Playing with Fire! 9
EP272 Johto Photo Finish 10
EP273 Gotta Catch Ya Later! 11
EP274 Hoenn Alone! 12
AG001 Get the Show On the Road! 13 1
AG002 A Ruin With a View 14 2
AG003 There's No Place Like Hoenn 15 3
AG004 You Never Can Taillow 16 4
AG005 In the Knicker of Time! 17 5
AG006 A Poached Ego! 18 6
AG007 Tree's a Crowd 19 7
AG008 A Tail With a Twist 20 8
AG009 Taming of the Shroomish 21 9
AG010 You Said a Mouthful 22 10
AG011 A Bite to Remember 23 11
AG012 The Lotad Lowdown 24 12
AG013 All Things Bright and Beautifly! 25 13
AG014 All in a Day's Wurmple 26 14
AG015 Gonna Rule the School! 27 15
AG016 The Winner By a Nosepass! 28 16
AG017 Stairway to Devon 29 17
AG018 On a Wingull and a Prayer! 30 18
AG019 Sharpedo Attack! 31 19
AG020 Brave the Wave 32 20
AG021 Which Wurmple's Which? 33 21
AG022 A Hole Lotta Trouble 34 22
AG023 Gone Corphishin' 35 23
AG024 A Corphish Out of Water 36 24
AG025 A Mudkip Mission 37 25
AG026 Turning Over a Nuzleaf 38 26
AG027 A Three Team Scheme! 39 27
AG028 Seeing is Believing! 40 28
AG029 Ready, Willing, and Sableye 41 29
AG030 A Meditite Fight! 42 30
AG031 Just One of the Geysers 43 31
AG032 Abandon Ship! 44 32
AG033 Now That's Flower Power! 45 33
AG034 Having a Wailord of a Time 46 34
AG035 Win, Lose or Drew! 47 35
AG036 The Spheal of Approval 48 36
AG037 Jump for Joy! 49 37
AG038 A Different Kind of Misty! 50 38
AG039 A Poké-BLOCK Party! 51 39
AG040 Watt's With Wattson? 52 40

Home video releases

North American DVD releases

Main article: List of English language Pokémon Advanced home video releases (Region 1)

Australian DVD releases

Main article: List of English language Pokémon Advanced home video releases (Region 4)


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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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