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Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Season 23
Season 23 logo.png
Logo for the season
Opening The Journey Starts Today
Episodes 48
Region Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos, Alola, & Galar
Series Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Preceded by Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon – Ultra Legends
Followed by Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series

Pokémon Journeys: The Series is the twenty-third season of the dubbed version of the Pokémon anime. It is the first season of Pokémon Journeys: The Series. The season follows Ash and Goh as they travel around the world, based at the Cerise Laboratory in Vermilion City in Kanto.

In the United States, episodes were added quarterly on Netflix, beginning on June 12, 2020 with the first twelve episodes, starting from Enter Pikachu! and concluding on March 5, 2021 with the last twelve episodes, ending with A Close Call... Practically!. In Canada, it debuted on May 9 on Teletoon. In the United Kingdom, the first four episodes aired as a sneak peek on May 25 on POP, where the series officially debuted on September 1. The series began airing in Australia on 9Go! on October 30, and in New Zealand on TVNZ 2 on December 26.

It is preceded by Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon – Ultra Legends and succeeded by Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series.


Pokémon Trainer Ash Ketchum has a new plan: see the world! But first, he and his partner Pikachu are headed to the opening of the Cerise Laboratory, a research facility dedicated to uncovering the mysteries of Pokémon in every region. Ash meets Goh, another boy with boundless curiosity about Pokémon, and both are overjoyed when Professor Cerise asks them to become official research fellows. With Ash as determined as ever to become a Pokémon Master, and Goh aiming to catch one of every Pokémon (including the Mythical Mew), our heroes are in for adventure and excitement as they explore the wide world of Pokémon!

Important events

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.
Poster for the season

Party changes

Ash's Pokémon

While staying at the Cerise Laboratory, Ash keeps his active roster—aside from Pikachu—on standby at the Laboratory, where he can call upon them whenever they are needed.


Ash retrieves the following Pokémon from his mother:

Goh's Pokémon

Goh registers the following Pokémon in his quest to fill his Pokédex. As of the last episode of the season, Goh is known to own 68 Pokémon, with 68 unique Pokémon species registered in his Pokédex.


Goh catches or receives the following Pokémon:


The following members of Goh's roster evolve:


Goh conducts the following trades:

Given away

Goh gives away the following Pokémon:

World Coronation Series progress

Ash battles against the following opponents in World Coronation Series battles:

Opponent Epicode Result Class Rank
Visquez JN018 Victory Normal 3,763
Oliver JN020 Victory Normal 1,512
Hayden JN021 Victory Normal N/A
Unseen Trainers JN025 Victory Normal N/A
Lob Victory Normal 1,022
Korrina Victory Great 921
Tony JN030 Victory Great 901
Kricketina Kylie JN033 Victory Great 890
Bea JN034 Defeat Great 930
Unnamed Trainers JN036 Defeat Great 975
Defeat Normal 1,021
Unseen Trainers JN039 Victory Great N/A
Bea JN039 Tie Great N/A


Epicode Episode Title #
JN001 Enter Pikachu! 1
JN002 Legend? Go! Friends? Go! 2
JN003 Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower! 3
JN004 Settling the Scorbunny! 4
JN005 Mind-Boggling Dynamax! 5
JN006 Working My Way Back to Mew! 6
JN007 Serving Up the Flute Cup! 7
JN008 The Sinnoh Iceberg Race! 8
JN009 Finding a Legend! 9
JN010 A Test in Paradise! 10
JN011 Best Friend...Worst Nightmare! 11
JN012 Flash of the Titans! 12
JN013 The Climb to Be the Very Best! 13
JN014 Raid Battle in The Ruins! 14
JN015 A Snow Day for Searching! 15
JN016 A Chilling Curse! 16
JN017 Kicking It from Here Into Tomorrow! 17
JN018 Destination: Coronation! 18
JN019 A Talent for Imitation! 19
JN020 Dreams Are Made of These! 20
JN021 Caring for a Mystery! 21
JN022 Goodbye, Friend! 22
JN023 Panic in the Park!! 23
JN024 A Little Rocket R & R! 24
JN025 A Festival Reunion! 25
JN026 Splash, Dash, and Smash for the Crown!
Slowking's Crowning!
JN027 Toughing It Out! 27
JN028 Sobbing Sobble! 28
JN029 There's a New Kid in Town! 29
JN030 Betrayed, Bothered, and Beleaguered! 30
JN031 The Cuteness Quotient! 31
JN032 Time After Time! 32
JN033 Trade, Borrow, and Steal! 33
JN034 Solitary and Menacing! 34
JN035 Gotta Catch a What?! 35
JN036 Making Battles in the Sand! 36
JN037 That New Old Gang of Mine! 37
JN038 Restore and Renew! 38
JN039 Octo-Gridlock at the Gym! 39
JN040 A Crackling Raid Battle! 40
JN041 Pikachu Translation Check...
Up to Your Neck!
JN042 Sword and Shield, Slumbering Weald! 42
JN043 Sword and Shield: The Darkest Day! 43
JN044 Sword and Shield: "From Here to Eternatus!" 44
JN045 Sword and Shield... The Legends Awaken! 45
JN046 Getting More Than You Battled For! 46
JN047 Crowning the Chow Crusher! 47
JN048 A Close Call... Practically! 48

Home video releases

North American DVD releases

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

Australian DVD releases

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


  • An alternate logo that calls this season "The Animated Series" is used in the POP Player app.
  • This is the first season to exclude the "To Be Continued..." text usually seen at the end of an episode. The first five episodes on Pokémon TV retain the text, however.
  • This is the first season to premiere on a streaming platform rather than on television in the United States.
  • This is the first season to have the Who's That Pokémon? segment inline with the Japanese version, with the type names removed.
  • On Netflix, an epilepsy disclaimer at the beginning of each episode is shown after the TV rating text, following its use on Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution. In Japan, the disclaimer has been broadcast at the beginning of each episode since EP038.
  • This is the first season to be dubbed by Iyuno-SDI Group (formerly known as Iyuno Media Group).
  • This is the first season since Pokémon: DP Sinnoh League Victors to have different title card music in the English dub.
  • This is the first season to be dubbed into:

In other languages

External links

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