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List of Seasons

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Title Screen Theme Name First Episode Final Episode
Season1 logo.png Pokémon Theme Indigo League EP001
Pokémon - I Choose You!
Poké Ball Peril
Season2 logo.png Pokémon World Adventures in the Orange Islands EP084
The Lost Lapras
The Rivalry Revival
Season3 logo.png Pokémon Johto The Johto Journeys EP117
Don't Touch That 'dile
The Fortune Hunters
Season4 logo.png Born to Be a Winner Johto League Champions EP158
A Goldenrod Opportunity
Machoke, Machoke Man!
Season5 logo.png Believe in Me Master Quest EP210
Around the Whirlpool
Hoenn Alone!
Season6 logo.png I Wanna Be a Hero Advanced AG001
Get the Show on the Road
Watt's with Wattson
Season7 logo.png This Dream Advanced Challenge AG041
What You Seed is What You Get
Judgment Day!
Season8 logo.png Unbeatable Advanced Battle AG093
Clamperl of Wisdom!
Pasta La Vista!
Battle Frontier logo.png Battle Frontier Battle Frontier AG146
Fear Factor Phony
Home is Where the Start Is!
Season10 logo.png Diamond and Pearl Diamond and Pearl DP001
Following a Maiden's Voyage!
Smells Like Team Spirit!
Pokémon Battle Dimension logo.png We Will Be Heroes Diamond & Pearl: Battle Dimension DP053
Tears For Fears!
Sleepless in Pre-Battle!
Galactic Battles Logo.png Battle Cry - (Stand Up!) Diamond & Pearl: Galactic Battles DP105
Get Your Rotom Running!
Gotta Get A Gible!
Season 13 Logo.png We Will Carry On Diamond & Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors DP158
Regaining the Home Advantage!


How Poké does things...


Episode #01: The Legend of Thunder, Part 1
Episode #22: Pikachu's Winter Vacation
"While Ash Ketchum continues on his quest to become the best, many others will experience their own unique journey through the Pokémon world—researchers, professors, Gym Leaders, Team Rocket members, Trainers, and even Pokémon. Some are familiar faces and others are strangers at first, but what they all have in common is a love of adventure—especially when it involves Pokémon!"

  • Delibird's Dilemma and Snorlax Snowman are combined into "Pikachu's Winter Vacation".
  • Celebi and Joy and A Date with Delcatty are switched around.
  • Both parts of Of Meowth and Pokémon are combined into one.
  • Christmas Night and Kanga Games are combined into "Pikachu's Winter Vacation".
Season 1: Pokémon Indigo League

Episode #1: Pokémon - I Choose You!
Episode #48: Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden
"It’s Ash Ketchum’s tenth birthday, and he’s ready to do what many 10-year-olds in the Kanto region set out to do—become a Pokémon Trainer! Things don’t go exactly the way he planned when he ends up with a Pikachu instead of a standard first Pokémon, and winning Gym Badges turns out to be much tougher than he thought. Luckily he’s got former Gym Leaders Brock and Misty at his side, along with a bevy of new Pokémon friends, including Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander."

Season 2: Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands

Episode #1: Princess vs. Princess
Episode #52: Charizard Chills
"Ash’s journey to the top of the Indigo League continues—but will his friendship with fellow Pokémon League competitor Richie endanger his chances? With his Kanto journey completed, Ash finds there’s still plenty to see and do when Professor Oak sends him and his friends to the Orange Islands. Brock falls head-over-heels for the attractive Professor Ivy and decides to stay with her, leaving Ash and Misty alone as a dynamic duo—at least until they meet intrepid Pokémon watcher Tracey Sketchit!"

  • The Case of the K-9 Caper!, Pokémon Paparazzi, The Ultimate Test, and The Breeding Center Secret are not included.
  • Holiday Hi-Jynx! and Snow Way Out! are included after It's Mr. Mime Time.
  • Poké Ball Peril is misspelled Pokéball Peril.
  • Get Along, Little Pokémon is misspelled Git Along, Little Pokémon.
Season 3: Pokémon: The Johto Journeys

Episode #1: The Pokémon Water War
Episode #52: The Fortune Hunters
"The Orange League beckons and Ash answers the call, taking on the Orange Crew and their leader, Drake. Upon returning to Pallet Town, Ash and Misty reunite with Brock and set out on the next stage of their Pokémon journey—the Johto region! Though he still has an errand to run for Professor Oak, Ash jumps with both feet into the Johto League, taking on a couple of Gym Leaders and adding Pokémon like Totodile and Chikorita to his team."

  • The Chikorita Rescue is written without the "the".
  • Charizard's Burning Ambitions is written without the last "s", as Charizard's Burning Ambition.
  • Forest Grumps is misspelled Forrest Grumps.
Season 4: Pokémon: Johto League Champions

Episode #1: A Goldenrod Opportunity
Episode #52: Machoke, Machoke Man
"From the sprawling metropolis of Goldenrod City to the icy peak of Snowtop Mountain, the Johto region presents Ash, Misty, and Brock with exciting new adventures—along with a few familiar faces like their old friends Todd, Duplica, and Suzie! Johto’s rich past means plenty of Pokémon mysteries for our heroes to solve, and its exciting present means some tough challenges—Ash tackles three more Gyms, while handling competitions like the Pokémon Sumo Conference along the way."

  • Wobbu-Palooza! is misspelled Wobbapalooza.
  • The Grass Route is misspelled The Grass Root.
Season 5: Pokémon: Master Quest

Episode #1: Around the Whirlpool
Episode #52: You're a Star, Larvitar
"With the Olivine City Gym temporarily out of commission, our heroes are off to the Whirl Cup Competition—and Misty wants in on the action! Resuming their journey, they find that Jessie, James, and Meowth aren’t the only members of Team Rocket they need to worry about, though that dastardly trio still has a few tricks up their collective sleeve. After a heated battle with the final Gym Leader, Ash moves on to the Silver Conference, but does he have the mettle to take on his old rival, Gary?"

  • A Tyrogue Full of Trouble is written as Fit to be Tyrogued.
  • Rage Of Innocence is written as The Rage Of Innocence.
  • The Ice Cave! is not included.
  • Fangs for Nothin' is written as Fangs For Nothing.
  • Why? Why Not! is written as Why? Wynaut.
Season 6: Pokémon Advanced

Episode #1: Address Unown!
Episode #52: What's With Wattson?
"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."

  • Playing with Fire! is written Play with Fire!, which you should not do.
Season 7: Pokémon: Advanced Challenge

Episode #1: What You Seed is What You Get
Episode #52: Judgment Day!
"A shadow hovers over Ash, May, and friends as they continue their journey through the Hoenn region, and it’s not just that of Mt. Chimney—both Team Magma and Team Aqua put plans into action with our heroes caught in the middle! When not foiling evil schemes, Ash and May chase their personal goals, with Ash battling for three more Gym Badges and May winning her first three Contest Ribbons. The group also gains new Pokémon like Torkoal and Bulbasaur, but could they be too much to handle?"

  • Love at First Flight is moved below Candid Camerupt!.
  • Hokey Poké Balls is written as Hokey Pokéballs.
  • Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend! is written as Pearl's Are a Spoink's Best Friend.
  • Unfair-Weather Friends is written as Unfair Weather Friends.
  • Pokéblock, Stock and Berry is written as PokéBlock, Stock, and Berry.
Season 8: Pokémon: Advanced Battle

Episode #1: Clamperl of Wisdom
Episode #52: Pasta la Vista
"Ash earns his final two Badges and secures himself a spot in the Hoenn League Championships, while May comes dangerously close to not getting her final Ribbon—setting the stage for epic showdowns with both of her rivals in the Grand Festival. Ash meets two Trainers that become his own Hoenn rivals, facing off against both of them during the course of the tournament. Upon returning to Kanto and reuniting with old friends, Ash is recruited for a new challenge—the Battle Frontier!"

Season 9: Pokémon: Battle Frontier

Episode #1: Fear Factor Phony!
Episode #47: Home Is Where the Start Is!
"The territory might be familiar, but even Ash and Brock can find more than a few surprises in their home region of Kanto, like a Pokémon Ranger hot on the cases of two Legendary Pokémon! May’s back on the Contest path, blazing a trail to the Kanto Grand Festival, while Ash seeks out the hidden facilities of the Battle Frontier. If finding them wasn’t hard enough, he’s still got battles with the Frontier Brains to deal with—much tougher than any Gym Leader he’s ever faced."

  • Wheel... of Frontier! is written Wheel of Frontier.
Season 10: Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl

Episode #1: Following a Maiden's Voyage
Episode #50: Smells Like Team Spirit
"If Gary Oak is headed for the Sinnoh region, then Ash Ketchum won’t be far behind! Ready to take on the Sinnoh League, Ash brings along Pikachu and meets up with Brock in Sinnoh, where the pair of Trainers are soon joined by a third—Dawn, a novice Pokémon Coordinator determined to follow in the footsteps of her mother. Both Ash and Dawn struggle with their respective paths, but it’s easy for them to make new friends, gaining new Pokémon like Turtwig and Piplup."

  • A Staravia Is Born! and Leave It To Brocko! are switched.
  • Both DP048 and Dawn's Early Night! are skipped.
  • Tag! We're It...! is written as Tag! We're It
Season 11: Pokémon: DP Battle Dimension

Episode #1: Tears for Fears
Episode #52: Sleepless in Pre-Battle
"It’s looking good for Ash as he works on his next three Gym Badges, but not so good for Dawn, coming off a pair of Contest defeats. Both will do what they can to become better Trainers, from entering the Wallace Cup competition to attending Professor Rowan’s Pokémon Summer Academy. Hopefully, the new tactics they pick up will give them the tools they need to succeed against the latest plot by Pokémon Hunter J—as well as the emerging threat of Team Galactic!"

  • Both Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! specials were moved after Cream of the Croagunk Crop!.
Season 12: Pokémon: DP Galactic Battles

Episode #1: Get Your Rotom Running
Episode #52: Gotta Get a Gible!
"As the menace of Team Galactic continues to loom over the Sinnoh region, Ash and Dawn keep getting caught up in the schemes of this mysterious group of villains—as well as facing some other unexpected challenges! Dawn’s got her hands full dealing with the many problems of her Pokémon, while Ash’s ongoing rivalry with Paul finally comes to a head in a full 6-on-6 battle! It might be the ultimate test of training styles—will our heroes come out on top?"

  • DP120 is skipped.
  • Frozen on Their Tracks! is written as Frozen on the Tracks!.
Season 13: Pokémon: DP Sinnoh League Victors

Episode #1: Regaining the Home Advantage!
Episode #34: Memories Are Made of Bliss
"Watch Ash, Dawn, and Brock travel across the Sinnoh region to face challenges, battles, and the antics of Team Rocket! With Team Galactic out of the way, Ash can now focus on qualifying for the Sinnoh League. And Dawn will train to compete for her final Contest Ribbon, which would allow her to compete in the Grand Festival!"

  • Keeping In Top Forme!' and Pokémon Ranger: Heatran Rescue! are swapped.
  • Coming Full Festival Circle! is written as Coming Full-Festival Circle!.
Season 14: Pokémon: Black & White

Episode #1: In the Shadow of Zekrom!
Episode #48: Battle for the Underground!
"A new land, new rivals, new challenges, and all-new Pokémon make the 14th season of the Pokémon animated series one of the most exciting ones yet! When Ash and his mother accompany Professor Oak to the distant Unova region, Ash discovers Pokémon that he’s never seen before… and that he can’t wait to catch! He may have Pikachu at his side together with new friends Iris and Cilan, but he’ll still need plenty of new Pokémon on his team if he wants to challenge Unova’s expert Gym Leaders. His quest to become a Pokémon Master just got even tougher!"

  • Both Team Rocket VS Team Plasma episodes were skipped.
Season 15: Pokémon: BW Rival Destinies

Episode #1: Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!
Episode #38: Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times!
"New foes, new friends, and dozens of never-before-seen Pokémon await Ash and Pikachu in Pokémon: BW Rival Destinies, the new season of the Pokémon animated series. As Ash and his friends continue to explore the Unova region, he’ll find himself up against the ultimate battle challenge: Alder, the Champion Master of Unova! His friends also face their own trials, one fighting for the right to continue her travels, another confronting a returning challenge from the past—and all three of them must team up to save an island from the clashing forces of three powerful and mysterious Legendary Pokémon!"

  • None. (as of writing)
Season 16: Pokémon: Whatever they will call it

Note that many episodes have capitalization issues or exclamation mark issues, but they are not included here.

Either I have proven Poké unreliable, or the entirety of Bulbapedia's episode listings are incorrect. Note how most of the seasons have different length than what we use. --Abcboy (talk) 04:58, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Just noticed this now so sorry for the late reply. Poké goes by production seasons which is usually 52 episodes. --HoennMaster 05:29, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
Is it important enough to be mentioned anywhere? --Abcboy (talk) 16:14, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
I've actually always wondered that myself. I've thought about mentioning it in the past but I think it would cause a lot of confusion. Orange Islands is the second season going by subtitles, but production wise it's both Season 2 and 3. I think it would lead to many people questioning it which is why I've never brought it up. - unsigned comment from HoennMaster (talkcontribs)
Relevant: User:Thingamajig257/List of anime episodes by syndicated dub season. Anyway, I think the best option is to define seasons by opening, as otherwise splits like the Kanto/Orange Islands don't have any relevance to the plot of the episodes and only to the production. --SnorlaxMonster 04:42, 3 February 2013 (UTC)
Except that there's a clear definition of "season", it's in the article, it's the normal definition of what a season is, and the dvd seasons and openings have jack-shit to do with the actual pokemon seasons. The listing, quite bluntly, is how the episodes were actually aired (or meant to be aired at the very least), and is how we should have it. (A cursory look at when episodes actually aired would tend to confirm this. The current list we're using is just factually wrong per our very own definition of season, and needs to change --Evil Figment (talk) 07:08, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Season names

According to, the season names for season 11, season 12, season 13, season 15, and season 16 are named incorrectly (source). I believe we should change these. Pikachu Bros. (talk) 17:02, 13 May 2013 (UTC), changed 23:12, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

"It should be noted that the concept of seasons does not exist in Japan" paragraph

Pokémon itself does not have seasons in Japan because it constantly airs every week, but other Japanese shows do have something roughly equivalent to seasons (US) or series (UK/Australia), so I don't think it's entirely accurate to say that there's no concept of seasons. Not to mention the Best Wishes series in Japan had several chapters that were referred to as "seasons", even though they're not exactly the same as the American definition of seasons. I'm also not sure that explaining how American broadcast seasons work is relevant since the dub now airs episodes weekly like in Japan but is still divided into seasons. --Poliwhirl (talk) 23:52, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

I'm not familiar with the anime's release schedule, so I just checked, and the last few seasons of the dub seem to have took a break during January, so the part about it airing every week now isn't correct either. Though it's still shorter than the breaks that occurred when 4Kids was dubbing it from what I remember. --Poliwhirl (talk) 22:03, 13 January 2016 (UTC) I forgot to also check the Japanese release schedule, and it seems that it also takes a break in January, though it's still quite a bit shorter than the break in the English dub which sometimes goes into February as well. --Poliwhirl (talk) 17:31, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
I attempted to rewrite it to make more sense. --Poliwhirl (talk) 15:23, 28 January 2016 (UTC)