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Pokémon the Series: XY
Season 17
Pokémon the Series XY logo.png
Logo for the season
Opening Pokémon Theme (Version XY)
Episodes 48
Region Kalos
Series Pokémon the Series: XY
Preceded by Pokémon: BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond
Followed by Pokémon the Series: XY Kalos Quest

Pokémon the Series: XY is the seventeenth season of the dubbed version of the Pokémon anime. It follows the conclusion of the third and final dubbed season of Pokémon the Series: Black & White, and as such is the first dubbed season of Pokémon the Series: XY. The season follows Ash as he continues his journey, venturing in the Kalos region. It debuted with a special showing of its first two episodes on October 19, 2013, following the showing of Genesect and the Legend Awakened on Cartoon Network.

It began on January 18, 2014 with the dub premiere Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, and concluded on December 20, 2014 with Bonnie for the Defense!. It originally aired in the United States as part of the 2014 Cartoon Network Saturday morning lineup.

It is preceded by Pokémon: BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond and succeeded by Pokémon the Series XY: Kalos Quest.


It’s time for Ash and Pikachu to set off on their adventures in the Kalos region! Along the way, they’re joined by some new friends—a genius inventor named Clemont, his little sister Bonnie, and Serena, a Trainer on her first journey. Ash immediately tries to challenge the Gym in Lumiose City, but doesn’t get very far before a robot throws him out! In between Gym battles, Ash and friends will be exploring this unique region, meeting all kinds of new Pokémon, and looking into a fascinating new Pokémon mystery!

Important events

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

Party changes



The following Pokémon evolve:


Gym battles

Ash battles the following Gym Leaders:

Badge Opponent Epicode Result
Bug Badge Viola XY005 Defeat
XY006 Victory
Cliff Badge Grant XY025 Victory
Rumble Badge Korrina XY044 Victory


On Netflix, Mega Evolution Special I is listed as episode 49 of the season as of February 2, 2024.

Epicode Episode Title #
XY001 Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin! 1
XY002 Lumiose City Pursuit! 2
XY003 A Battle of Aerial Mobility! 3
XY004 A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship! 4
XY005 A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle! 5
XY006 Battling on Thin Ice! 6
XY007 Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race! 7
XY008 Grooming Furfrou! 8
XY009 Clemont's Got a Secret! 9
XY010 Mega-Mega Meowth Madness! 10
XY011 The Bamboozling Forest! 11
XY012 To Catch a Pokémon Smuggler! 12
XY013 Kindergarten Chaos! 13
XY014 Seeking Shelter From the Storm! 14
XY015 An Appetite for Battle! 15
XY016 A Jolting Switcheroo! 16
XY017 A Rush of Ninja Wisdom! 17
XY018 Awakening the Sleeping Giant! 18
XY019 A Conspiracy to Conquer! 19
XY020 Breaking Titles at the Chateau! 20
XY021 A Pokévision of Things to Come! 21
XY022 Going for the Gold! 22
XY023 Coming Back into the Cold! 23
XY025 Climbing the Walls! 24
XY026 A Battle by Any Other Name! 25
XY027 To Find a Fairy Flower! 26
XY028 The Bonds of Evolution! 27
XY029 Heroes—Friends and Faux Alike! 28
XY030 Mega Revelations! 29
XY031 The Cave of Trials! 30
XY032 The Aura Storm! 31
XY033 Calling from Beyond the Aura! 32
XY034 The Bonds of Mega Evolution! 33
XY035 The Forest Champion! 34
XY036 Battles in the Sky! 35
XY037 The Cave of Mirrors! 36
XY038 Forging Forest Friendships! 37
XY039 Summer of Discovery! 38
XY040 Day Three Blockbusters! 39
XY041 Foggy Pokémon Orienteering! 40
XY042 Battling Into the Hall of Fame! 41
XY043 Origins of Mega Evolution! 42
XY044 Showdown at the Shalour Gym! 43
XY045 Splitting Heirs! 44
XY046 The Clumsy Crier Quiets the Chaos! 45
XY047 Dreaming a Performer's Dream! 46
XY048 A Campus Reunion! 47
XY049 Bonnie for the Defense! 48

Home video releases

North American DVD releases

Main article: List of English language Pokémon the Series: XY home video releases (Region 1)

Australian DVD releases

Main article: List of English language Pokémon the Series: XY home video releases (Region 4)



  • This season marks the return of the anime in Israel, which previously went for hiatus for about six years after the airing of DP157.
  • This is the first season where Ed Goldfarb does the music.

In other languages

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