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XYZ redirects here. For the Japanese anime arc, see Pokémon the Series: XY. For the Japanese opening theme, see XY&Z (song).
Pokémon the Series: XYZ
Season 19
Season 19 logo.png
Logo for the season
Opening Stand Tall
Episodes 48
Region Kalos
Series Pokémon the Series: XY
Preceded by Pokémon the Series: XY Kalos Quest
Followed by Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

Pokémon the Series: XYZ is the nineteenth season of the dubbed version of the Pokémon anime. It is the third and final season of Pokémon the Series: XY. It follows Ash as he concludes his journey, venturing in the Kalos region with his friendsSerena, Bonnie, and Clemont.

It premiered on Cartoon Network on February 20, 2016 with the dub premiere of From A to Z!, and concluded on January 28, 2017 with The Legend of X, Y, and Z!. It originally aired in the United States as part of the 2016-2017 Cartoon Network Saturday morning lineup.

It is preceded by Pokémon the Series: XY Kalos Quest and succeeded by Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, the first season of the dub of Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, which is based on the Generation VII games.


Follow Ash, Pikachu, and their friends as they explore the deepest mysteries of the Kalos region! Team Flare has plans for the Legendary Pokémon Zygarde and the secret it holds. Alain’s ongoing search for the source of Mega Evolution intersects with our heroes’ adventures. And true to Gym Leader Olympia’s prediction, Ash and his Frogadier will work together to reach surprising new heights! Journey into uncharted territory with this exciting season of Pokémon animation!

Important events

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Poster for the season
  • Ash and his friends find a Zygarde Core, which Bonnie nicknames Squishy. (XY094)
  • Ash and his friends encounter Team Flare for the first time. (XY094)
  • Ash's Greninja transforms into Ash-Greninja for the first time. (XY100)
  • Serena, Jessie, and Nini enter the Couriway Showcase Rookie Class and Jessie wins, earning her first Princess Key. (XY101)
  • Ash and his friends meet Alain for the first time. (XY106)
  • Z2 is captured by Team Flare with the help of Alain. (XY107)
  • Serena meets Palermo for the first time. (XY109)
  • Serena defeats Shauna and Jessie in the semi-finals and moves on to the finals of the Gloire Showcase Master Class. (XY113)
  • Aria defeats Serena in the final round and keeps the title of Kalos Queen. (XY113)
  • Ash and Greninja perfect the Ash-Greninja form. (XY121)
  • Ash and his friends discover that the Kalos League will be held in Lumiose City. (XY121)
  • Ash, Tierno, Trevor, Sawyer, and Alain all enter the Lumiose Conference. (XY125)
  • The Lumiose Conference takes place, beginning with 64 competitors. (XY125 - XY131)
    • Alain and Ash defeat Trevor and Titus, respectively, and advance to the second round. (XY125)
    • Ash and Sawyer defeat Astrid and Tierno in the quarter-finals, respectively, advancing to the semi-finals. (XY126)
    • Alain and Ash defeat Remo and Sawyer in the semi-finals, respectively, advancing to the finals. (XY127, XY128)
    • Ash and his friends meet Mairin for the first time. (XY129)
    • Ash and his friends learn about Bond Phenomenon from Professor Sycamore. (XY129)
    • Team Flare continue their plans for Z2 by secretly infiltrating the Lumiose Gym. (XY129)
    • Ash and Alain have a Full Battle against each other and Alain wins, making him the winner of the Lumiose Conference. (XY129 - XY131)
  • Team Flare places Z2 under their control, forcing it to transform into its Zygarde 50% Forme and attacks Lumiose City. (XY131)
  • Clemont destroys the machine that is controlling Z2, releasing Z2 from Team Flare's control, apparently thwarting Lysandre's evil scheme. (XY134)
  • The Giant Rock destroys Lysandre Labs and heads towards the Anistar City Sundial, threatening to cause an explosion that would destroy the world. (XY135)
  • Clemont and Bonnie discover that Blaziken Mask is Meyer. (XY136)
  • Squishy and Z2 combine into Zygarde Complete Forme and destroy the Giant Rock, with Lysandre disappearing in the process, leaving his fate unknown and resulting in Team Flare's defeat. (XY136)
  • Chespie wakes up from its coma. (XY136)
  • Squishy leaves with Z2. (XY136)
  • Professor Sycamore gives medals to Ash, his friends, Alain, Mairin, and their Pokémon for their heroic efforts against Team Flare. (XY137)
  • Serena declines Palermo's earlier offer, and decides to head to Hoenn to compete in Pokémon Contests. (XY138)
  • Ash releases Greninja so that it can detect and destroy the reappearing roots with Squishy and Z2. (XY139)
  • The group parts ways, with Serena heading to Hoenn, Ash returning home to Pallet Town, and Clemont and Bonnie remaining in the Kalos region. (XY140)

Party changes


The following Pokémon evolve:


The following Pokémon are released:



The following Pokémon return to their Trainer:

Gym battles

Ash battles the following Gym Leaders:

Badge Opponent Epicode Result
Iceberg Badge Wulfric XY120 Defeat
XY122 Victory


Serena and/or Jessie participate in the following Pokémon Showcases:

Location Epicode Victor
Couriway Town XY101 Jessie
Fleurrh City XY109 Serena
Gloire City XY112


Epicode Episode Title #
XY094 From A to Z! 1
XY095 Love Strikes! Eevee, Yikes! 2
XY096 A Giga Battle with Mega Results! 3
XY097 A Fiery Rite of Passage! 4
XY098 Dream a Little Dream from Me! 5
XY099 The Legend of the Ninja Hero! 6
XY100 A Festival of Decisions! 7
XY101 A Dancing Debut! 8
XY102 Meeting at Terminus Cave! 9
XY103 A Cellular Connection! 10
XY104 A Windswept Encounter! 11
XY105 Party Dancecapades! 12
XY106 A Meeting of Two Journeys! 13
XY107 An Explosive Operation! 14
XY108 A Watershed Moment! 15
XY109 Master Class Choices! 16
XY110 An Electrifying Rage! 17
XY111 Unlocking Some Respect! 18
XY112 Master Class is in Session! 19
XY113 Performing a Pathway to the Future! 20
XY114 A Keeper for Keeps? 21
XY115 Battling at Full Volume! 22
XY116 The Synchronicity Test! 23
XY117 Making Friends and Influencing Villains! 24
XY118 Championing a Research Battle! 25
XY119 A Full-Strength Battle Surprise! 26
XY120 All Hail the Ice Battlefield! 27
XY121 Seeing the Forest for the Trees! 28
XY122 A Real Icebreaker! 29
XY123 A Diamond in the Rough! 30
XY124 A Gaggle of Gadget Greatness! 31
XY125 A League of His Own! 32
XY126 Valuable Experience for All! 33
XY127 Analysis Versus Passion! 34
XY128 A Riveting Rivalry! 35
XY129 Kalos League Passion with a Certain Flare! 36
XY130 Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted! 37
XY131 Down to the Fiery Finish! 38
XY132 A Towering Takeover! 39
XY133 Coming Apart at the Dreams! 40
XY134 The Right Hero for the Right Job! 41
XY135 Rocking Kalos Defenses! 42
XY136 Forming a More Perfect Union! 43
XY137 Battling With a Clean Slate! 44
XY138 The First Day of the Rest of Your Life! 45
XY139 Facing the Needs of the Many! 46
XY140 Till We Compete Again! 47
XYS05 The Legend of X, Y, and Z! 48

Home video releases

North American DVD releases

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

Australian DVD releases

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


  • The tentative title of this season was "Pokémon XY&Z".[1]
  • This is the first season to include a special episode as part of the season.
  • The first two episodes of this season were streamed on the Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Swedish Pokémon TV service on May 12, 2016, which marks the first time a season has premiered online in Denmark, the Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Brazil, and Sweden, respectively, instead of on TV.
  • This is the first season to be available in its entirety at one time on the English Pokémon TV.[2]
  • This is also the last season to air on Cartoon Network in the United States, before moving to Disney XD.

In other languages

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