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Pokémon the Series

A series (Japanese: シリーズ series) of the anime is a collection of episodes that corresponds roughly to a specific generation of games.

For Japanese episodes, this distinction is made instead of seasons (although there are other subdivisions, such as Episode Orange Islands and Best Wishes! Season 2). In the dub, this distinction was not properly made until Pokémon the Series: XY, which introduced a name for the series, being followed by some older series retroactively receiving similar names in home video box sets and video-on-demand releases (such as iTunes and Netflix). With the exception of Pokémon: Advanced (only when using standard season divisions), dub seasons never contain episodes from more than one series, being cut off at series divisions.

On Bulbapedia, the episodes in each series are divided from other series by their episode code. Episodes in the original series are denoted by EP, those in the Advanced Generation series by AG, those in the Diamond & Pearl series by DP, those in the Best Wishes series by BW, those in the XY series by XY, and those in the Sun & Moon series by SM.

List of series

English dub Japanese version Generation Debut episode Final episode
Pokémon the Series: The Beginning
Pokémon the Series:
The Beginning
Original series
Pocket Monsters
Generation I EP001
Pokémon - I Choose You!
ポケモン! きみにきめた!
The Rivalry Revival
Pokémon the Series: Gold and Silver
Pokémon the Series:
Gold and Silver
Generation II EP117
Don't Touch That 'dile
Hoenn Alone!
Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire
Pokémon the Series:
Ruby and Sapphire
Advanced Generation series
Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation
Generation III AG001
Get the Show on the Road
新たなる大地! 新たなる冒険!!
Home is Where the Start Is!
Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl
Pokémon the Series:
Diamond and Pearl
Diamond & Pearl series
Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl
Generation IV DP001
Following A Maiden's Voyage!
Memories are Made of Bliss!
Pokémon the Series: Black & White
Pokémon the Series:
Black & White
Best Wishes series
Pocket Monsters Best Wishes!
Generation V BW001
In The Shadow of Zekrom!
The Dream Continues!
Pokémon the Series: XY
Pokémon the Series: XY
XY series
Pocket Monsters XY
Generation VI XY001
Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!
Till We Compete Again!
Pokémon the Series: Sun and Moon
Pokémon the Series:
Sun & Moon
Sun & Moon series
Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon
Generation VII SM001
Alola to New Adventure!

Indigo LeagueOrange LeagueJohto League
Advanced Generation
Hoenn LeagueBattle Frontier
Diamond & Pearl
Diamond & Pearl
Best Wishes!
Best Wishes!Season 2
Episode NDecolora Adventure!
Sun & Moon
Sun & Moon
Side stories
WPBSInterimPokémon Sunday
Specials (DPBWXYMega Evolution)
Hoopa's Surprise Ring AdventuresChronicles
All episodes

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