Timeline of events in the anime

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A map of the Hoenn, Johto, Kanto, and Sinnoh regions in the anime; locations of movies are deliberately marked, and labeled Pokémon are positioned in relation to the locations of certain episodes.

This is a chronological list of significant events in the anime and the episodes which they occurred in, or, for events which happened outside the series, where they happened in relation to the episodes.

Timeline

Pre-series

The order of many of these events is approximated and debatable.

Time Details
The beginning of time
  • Arceus appears in the darkness in the form of an Egg. After hatching, it creates the universe. (M12)
4,600,000,000 years prior
  • Creation of Pokémon world, referenced by Bill. (EP013)
2,000,000 years prior
  • First Pokémon, as dated by archaeology. (EP163)
  • The Meteonite enters Earth's atmosphere and breaks up with the largest fragment impacting into the landmass that would become the Unova region.
2,000 years prior
1,000 years prior
500 years prior
400 years prior
  • Azalea Town experiences a devastating drought that ends when a Slowpoke's yawn brings rain, prompting the town's people to begin a time-honored tradition of respect for all Slowpoke. (EP142)
300 years prior
  • The Orange League takes place for the first time. (EP095)
  • The captain wins the Orange League.
  • The captain's ship gets caught in a storm and sinks.
200 years prior
  • Early versions of Poké Balls are used. (EP232)
  • Lokoko's master, who looks identical to Brock, leaves his home in Johto to go on a journey. He never returns. (EP232)
  • A Ninetales is left waiting for Lokoko's master's return at his mansion. Years later, it realizes that he won't be coming back and tries to leave, but is unable to, as its Poké Ball remains in the mansion. (EP232)
100 years prior to XY
50 years prior
40 years prior
30 years prior
  • Kaiser reports the existence of a Dratini in the Safari Zone. Thousands of people come there to try catching the rare Pokémon, literally destroying the Safari Zone in the process. Since then, only Safari Balls are allowed to be used there. (EP035)
29 years prior
20 years prior
???
15 years prior
15 years prior to BW
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11 years prior to DP
10 years prior
10 years prior to AG
10 years prior to DP
10 years prior to BW
10 years prior to XY
???
7 years prior to AG
Less than 10 years prior to XY
5 years prior
4 years prior to SM
  • Lillie is nearly abducted by a Nihilego, but she is rescued by a Silvally. The traumatic experience makes her afraid of touching Pokémon. (SM049)
???
1 year prior to DP
Less than 1 year prior
  • Ash and Gary find an old Poké Ball while fishing, breaking it in half after arguing who will get it. (EP269)
Less than 1 year prior to DP
Less than 1 year prior to XY
Less than 1 year prior to SM

Original series

Kanto

Episode Details
Pokémon, I Choose You!
Pokémon Emergency!
Ash Catches a Pokémon!
Challenge of the Samurai
Showdown in Pewter City
Clefairy and the Moon Stone
Water Flowers of Cerulean City
The Path to the Pokémon League
The School of Hard Knocks
Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village
Charmander the Stray Pokémon
Here Comes the Squirtle Squad
Mystery at the Lighthouse
Electric Shock Showdown
Battle Aboard the St. Anne
Pokémon Shipwreck
Island of the Giant Pokémon
Beauty and the Beach
Tentacool and Tentacruel
The Ghost of Maiden's Peak
Bye-Bye Butterfree
Abra and the Psychic Pokémon
The Tower of Terror
Haunter Versus Kadabra
Primeape Goes Bananas
Pokémon Scent-sation
Hypno's Naptime
Pokémon Fashion Flash
The Punchy Pokémon
Sparks Fly for Magnemite
Dig Those Diglett
The Ninja Poké-Showdown
The Flame Pokémon-athon
The Kangaskhan Kid
EP035
The Bridge Bike Gang
Ditto's Mysterious Mansion
EP038
Pikachu's Good-Bye
Holiday Hi-Jynx
  • Ash attempts to capture a Jynx, but fails since she belongs to another Trainer.
The Battling Eevee Brothers
Wake Up Snorlax!
The March of the Exeggutor Squad
The Problem with Paras
The Song of Jigglypuff
Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon
Holy Matrimony!
Who Gets to Keep Togepi?
Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden
Princess Versus Princess
The Purr-fect Hero
Pokémon Paparazzi
The Breeding Center Secret
Riddle Me This
Volcanic Panic
The Misty Mermaid
Clefairy Tales
The Battle of the Badge
It's Mr. Mime Time
Showdown at the Po-ké Corral
Mewtwo Strikes Back
The Evolution Solution
Make Room for Gloom
Go West Young Meowth
To Master the Onixpected
The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis
Bad to the Bone
All Fired Up
Round One - Begin!
Fire and Ice
The Fourth Round Rumble
  • Gary loses his fourth round battle, placing him in the Top 32 in the Indigo Plateau Conference.
  • Gary heads back to Pallet Town.
  • Ash uses his Muk in battle for the first time, and it is revealed to know Body Slam.
  • Ash wins his fourth and final preliminary round match in the Pokémon League and advances to the fifth round, securing him a place in the Indigo Stadium.
A Friend In Deed
Friend and Foe Alike
Friends to the End

Orange Islands

Episode Details
Pallet Party Panic
A Scare in the Air
Poké Ball Peril
The Lost Lapras
Fit to be Tide
Pikachu Re-Volts
The Crystal Onix
In The Pink
Stage Fight!
Bye Bye Psyduck
Navel Maneuvers
Snack Attack!
A Shipful of Shivers
Tracey Gets Bugged
A Way Off Day Off
The Mandarin Island Miss Match
The Mystery Menace
Misty Meets Her Match!
Bound For Trouble
Charizard Chills
The Pokémon Water War
Pokémon Food Fight
Pokémon Double Trouble
The Stun Spore Detour
Hello Pummelo
Enter The Dragonite
Viva Las Lapras
The Underground Round Up
A Tent Situation
The Rivalry Revival

Johto

Episode Details
Don't Touch That 'Dile
The Double Trouble Header
A Sappy Ending
Roll On, Pokémon!
Illusion Confusion!
Flower Power
Snubbull Snobbery
The Little Big Horn
The Chikorita Rescue
Once in a Blue Moon
  • Misty tries to catch a Quagsire twice, but is stopped both times.
The Whistle Stop
Ignorance is Blissey
A Bout With Sprout
Fighting Flyer with Fire!
For Crying Out Loud
Charizard's Burning Ambitions
Chikorita's Big Upset
Wired for Battle!
Good 'Quil Hunting
A Shadow of a Drought
Goin' Apricorn
Gettin' The Bugs Out
A Farfetch'd Tale
Tricks of the Trade
The Fire-ring Squad
Hour of the Houndour
The Totodile Duel
Hot Matches!
Fowl Play!
Forest Grumps
The Fortune Hunters
A Goldenrod Opportunity
A Dairy Tale Ending
Air Time!
The Bug Stops Here
Carrying On!
Hassle in the Castle
A Hot Water Battle
Hook, Line, and Stinker
Beauty and the Breeder
Power Play
Imitation Confrontation
Trouble With Snubbull
Ariados, Amigos
Wings 'N' Things
The Grass Route
Delibird's Dilemma
Mewtwo Returns
A Ghost of a Chance
From Ghost to Ghost
Trouble's Brewing
Moving Pictures
Freeze Frame
The Ring Masters
Control Freak
Current Events!
Turning Over A New Bayleef
The Kecleon Caper
Fight for the Light
Machoke, Machoke Man
Around the Whirlpool
A Corsola Caper
Octillery The Outcast!
Dueling Heroes
The Perfect Match
  • Misty defeats Ash and advances to the third round of the Whirl Cup.
  • Misty is defeated by Trinity in the third round and is ranked in the "Top 4" of the Whirl Cup.
  • Trinity is defeated by an unknown Trainer in the final round of the Whirl Cup.
The Mystery is History!
A Parent Trapped!
A Promise is a Promise
Throwing in the Noctowl!
Nerves of Steelix
Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!
Espeon Not Included!
For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll
Extreme Pokémon!
Hatching a Plan!
Dues and Don'ts
Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution
Rage of Innocence
As Cold as Pryce!
Nice Pryce Baby
Hocus Pokémon
As Clear As Crystal
Will the Real Oak Please Stand Up?
Outrageous Fortunes
One Trick Phony!
Beauty is Skin Deep
Fangs for Nothin'
Great Bowls of Fire
Better Eight Than Never
Why? Wynaut!
Just Add Water
Lapras of Luxury
Hatch Me If You Can
Entei at Your Own Risk
A Crowning Achievement
Here's Lookin' at You, Elekid!
You're a Star, Larvitar!
Address Unown!
Mother Of All Battles!
Pop Goes The Sneasel!
A Claim to Flame!
  • Ash, Gary, and Harrison qualify for the Silver Conference.
  • Ash and Gary help to deliver the Ho-Oh flame to allow the conference to begin.
Love, Pokémon Style!
Tie One On!
The Ties That Bind
Can't Beat the Heat!
  • Ash's Muk is revealed to know Sludge Bomb.
  • Gary is revealed to have obtained a Scizor and a Golem.
  • Ash defeats Gary, marking his first victory over his rival.
  • Ash and Gary end their rivalry and become friends again, just as they were when they were little.
  • Team Rocket plans to pay off their debts towards Delibird.
  • Ash begins his match against Harrison.
  • Harrison is revealed to own a Kecleon.
Playing with Fire!!
Johto Photo Finish
Gotta Catch Ya Later!
Hoenn Alone!

Advanced Generation series

Hoenn

Episode Details
Get the Show on the Road
A Ruin with a View
A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!
There's no Place Like Hoenn
Cerulean Blues
You Never Can Taillow
In the Knicker of Time!
A Poached Ego!
Tree's a Crowd
Showdown at the Oak Corral
A Tail with a Twist
A Bite to Remember
The Lotad Lowdown
All Things Bright and Beautifly!
The Blue Badge of Courage
All in a Day's Wurmple
Gonna Rule The School!
Winner by a Nosepass
Stairway to Devon
On a Wingull and a Prayer!
Sharpedo Attack!
Oaknapped!
Brave the Wave
Which Wurmple's Which?
A Hole Lotta Trouble
Gone Corphishin'
A Corphish Out of Water
A Mudkip Mission
Turning Over a Nuzleaf
A Three Team Scheme!
Seeing is Believing!
Ready, Willing, and Sableye
A Meditite Fight!
Just One of the Geysers
Abandon Ship!
Now that's Flower Power!
Having a Wailord of a Time
Win, Lose or Drew!
The Spheal of Approval
A Poké-BLOCK Party!
Watt's with Wattson
What You Seed is What You Get
The Princess and the Togepi
  • Misty returns, with May and Max meeting her for the first time.
Training Daze
A Togepi Mirage!
Journey to the Starting Line!
I Feel Skitty!
ZigZag Zangoose!
Maxxed Out!
Pros and Con Artists
Come What May!
Cheer Pressure
Game Winning Assist
Fight for the Meteorite!
Poetry Commotion!
Going, Going, Yawn
All Torkoal, No Play
Manectric Charge
Delcatty Got Your Tongue
Disaster of Disguise
Disguise Da Limit
Take the Lombre Home
True Blue Swablu
  • May offers a Swablu a place on her team, but decides against it when Swablu's flock shows up.
Exploud and Clear!
Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl!
A Double Dilemma
Love, Petalburg Style!
Balance of Power
A Six Pack Attack!
The Bicker the Better
Grass Hysteria!
Hokey Poké Balls!
A Fan with a Plan!
Cruisin' for a Losin'
Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend
That's Just Swellow
A Shroomish Skirmish
Unfair Weather Friends
Who's Flying Now?
Sky High Gym Battle!
Lights, Camerupt, Action!
Crazy as a Lunatone
A Scare to Remember!
Pokéblock, Stock and Berry
Lessons in Lilycove
Clamperl of Wisdom
Luvdisc is a Many Splendored Thing!
The Evolutionary War
The Search for the Legend
Gaining Groudon
The Scuffle of Legends
It's Still Rocket Roll to Me!
Solid as a Solrock
Vanity Affair
Where's Armaldo?
A Cacturne for the Worse
Claydol Big and Tall
Once in a Mawile
Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snorunt
Do I Hear a Ralts?
  • Max befriends a wild Ralts, which he promises to return to when he begins his Pokémon journey.
The Great Eight Fate!
Eight Ain't Enough
Who, What, When, Where, Wynaut?
Date Expectations
Mean With Envy
Pacifidlog Jam
Berry, Berry Interesting
Less is Morrison
The Ribbon Cup Caper
Hi Ho Silver Wind!
Deceit and Assist
Rhapsody in Drew
Island Time
Like a Meowth to a Flame
Saved by the Beldum
From Brags to Riches
Shocks and Bonds
A Judgment Brawl
Choose It or Loose It!
At the End of the Fray
  • Ash continues his Full Battle against Tyson in the quarterfinals and ultimately loses.
  • Tyson moves on to the semifinals and wins, advancing to the final round.
  • Tyson defeats his opponent in the finals and wins the Ever Grande Conference.
  • The Ever Grande Conference ends.

Kanto (Battle Frontier)

Episode Details
The Scheme Team
The Right Place and the Right Mime
A Real Cleffa-Hanger
Numero Uno Articuno
The Symbol Life
The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon
Hooked on Onix
On Cloud Arcanine
The Saffron Con
A Hurdle for Squirtle
Pasta La Vista
Sweet Baby James!
  • May and Max learn that James comes from a rich family.
  • James leaves Chimecho at his old cottage to continue recovering from its fever.
  • James catches a Mime Jr.
A Chip Off the Old Brock
Wheel...of Frontier!
May's Egg-cellent Adventure!
Weekend Warrior
On Olden Pond
Tactic Theatrics!!
Reversing the Charges
The Green Guardian
From Cradle to Save
Time Warp Heals All Wounds
Queen of the Serpentine!
Off the Unbeaten Path
Harley Rides Again
Odd Pokémon Out!
Spontaneous Combusken!!
Cutting the Ties that Bind
Ka Boom with a View!
King and Queen for a Day!
Curbing the Crimson Tide!
What I Did for Love!
Talking a Good Game
Second Time's the Charm!
Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys' Crisis! (Part 1)
Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys' Crisis! (Part 2)
All That Glitters is Not Golden!
New Plot - Odd Lot
Going for Choke!
The Ole' Berate and Switch!
Grating Spaces!
Battling the Enemy Within
Slaking Kong
May, we Harley Drew'd Ya!
Thinning the Hoard!
Channeling the Battle Zone!
Aipom and Circumstance!
Overjoyed!
The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing!
Pinch Healing!
Gathering The Gang of Four!
Pace - The Final Frontier!
Once More with Reeling!
Home is Where the Start Is!

Diamond & Pearl series

Sinnoh

Episode Details
Following a Maiden's Voyage!
Two Degrees of Separation!
When Pokémon Worlds Collide!
Dawn Of A New Era!
Gettin' Twiggy With It!
Different Strokes for Different Blokes
Like It or Lup It!
Gymbaliar
Setting the World on its Buneary!
Not on My Watch Ya Don't!
Mounting a Coordinator Assault!
Arrival of a Rival!
A Staravia is Born!
Leave It To Brocko!
Shapes of Things to Come!
A Gruff Act to Follow!
Wild in the Streets!
O'er the Rampardos we Watched!
Twice Smitten, Once Shy!
Mutiny in the Bounty!
Borrowing on Bad Faith!
Oh Do You Know The Poffin Plan!
Getting the Pre-Contest Titters!
Settling a Not-So-Old Score!
The Champ Twins!
Some Enchanted Sweetening
The Grass-Type is Always Greener!
An Angry Combeenation!
  • Cheryl finds the Honey she was searching for, and leaves the group.
All Dressed Up with Somewhere to Go!
Buizel Your Way Out of This!
An Elite Greet and Meet!
A Secret Sphere of Influence!
A Grass Menagerie!
One Big Happiny Family!
Top-Down Training!
A Stand-Up Sit-Down!
Ill-Will Hunting!
A Maze-ing Race!
Sandshrew's Locker!
Dawn's Early Night!
Tag! We're It!
Glory Blaze!
Smells Like Team Spirit!
Tears For Fears!
Once There Were Greenfields!
Throwing the Track Switch
Journey to the Unknown!
Team Shocker!
Tanks for the Memories!
Hot Springing a Leak!
Riding the Winds of Change!
Sleight of Sand!
Lost Leader Strategy!
Crossing the Battle Line!
A Triple Fighting Chance!
Enter Galactic!
The Bells Are Singing!
Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 1)
Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 2)
  • J steals the special Riolu.
  • Ash saves Riolu from J and the man J is working for.
Crossing Paths
Pika and Goliath!
Our Cup Runneth Over!
A Full Course Tag Battle!
Staging A Heroes' Welcome!
Pruning a Passel of Pals!
Strategy With a Smile!
The Thief That Keeps on Thieving!
Chim - Charred!
  • Ash challenges Paul to a three-on-three battle, but it gets called off.
  • Ash's Chimchar activates Blaze, which causes it to go on a violent rampage until it is stopped by Ash.
Cream of the Croagunk Crop!
A Crasher Course in Power!
Hungry For the Good Life!
Fighting Fear With Fear!
Arriving in Style!
The Psyduck Stops Here!
Camping It Up!
Up Close and Personable!
Ghoul Daze!
One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!
Playing the Leveling Field!
Battling the Generation Gap!
Losing Its Lustrous!
Double Team Turnover!
If the Scarf Fits, Wear It!
A Trainer and Child Reunion!
Aiding the Enemy!
Barry's Busting Out All Over!
A Shield with a Twist!
Jumping Rocket Ship!
Sleepless in Pre-Battle!
A Breed Stampede!
Ancient Family Matters!
Dealing with Defensive Types!
Steeling Peace of Mind!
Saving the World from Ruins!
Dealing with Defensive Types!
Another One Gabites the Dust!
Noodles! Roamin' Off!
Pursuing a Lofty Goal!
Trials and Adulations!
The Lonely Snover!
Stopped in the Name of Love!
Old Rivals, New Tricks!
To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!
Battling a Cute Drama!
Classroom Training!
Sliding Into Seventh!
A Pyramiding Rage!
Pillars of Friendship!
  • J returns and awakens Regigigas forcefully at the Snowpoint Temple, resulting in it going on a rampage.
  • Brandon battles Regigigas and attempts to capture it in order to stop it, but is stopped by J before he can do so.
  • Regigigas is calmed down and returned to the Snowpoint Temple.
  • Brandon decides to stay at the Snowpoint Temple in order to rebuild it.
Frozen on Their Tracks!
Pedal to the Mettle!
Evolving Strategies!
Uncrushing Defeat!
Promoting Healthy Tangrowth!
Gateway to Ruin!
Three Sides to Every Story!
Strategy Begins at Home!
A Faux Oak Finish!
Historical Mystery Tour!
Challenging a Towering Figure!
Where No Togepi Has Gone Before!
An Egg Scramble!
Gone With the Windworks!
A Rivalry to Gible On!
Dressed for Jess Success!
Bagged Then Tagged!
Unlocking the Red Chain of Events!
The Needs of the Three!
The Battle Finale of Legend!
The Treasure Is All Mine!
  • Dawn learns that James comes from a rich family.
  • James is reunited with his childhood companion Growlie at one of his old mansions.
  • Growlie is revealed to know Dig.
  • Jessebelle returns once again to try and marry James, but to no avail.
Mastering Current Events!
Double-Time Battle Training!
A Meteoric Rise to Excellence!
Gotta Get a Gible!
Short and To the Punch!
A Marathon Rivalry!
Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn!
Playing the Performance Encore!
Fighting Ire with Fire!
Piplup, Up and Away!
Flint Sparks the Fire!
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Part One)
The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore!
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Part Two)
Teaching the Student Teacher
Keeping in Top Forme!
Pokémon Ranger: Heatran Rescue!
An Elite Coverup!
Dawn of a Royal Day!
Dealing with a Fierce Double Ditto Drama!
Last Call, First Round!
Opposites Interact!
Coming Full Festival Circle!
A Grand Fight for Winning!
The Eighth Wonder of the Sinnoh World!
Four Roads Diverged in a Pokémon Port!
Bucking the Treasure Trend!
An Old Family Blend!
League Unleashed!
Casting a Paul on Barry!
Working on a Right Move!
Familiarity Breeds Strategy!
A Real Rival Rouser!
Battling a Thaw in Relations!
The Semi-Final Frontier!
The Brockster Is In!
Memories are Made of Bliss!
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Best Wishes series

Unova

Episode Details
In The Shadow of Zekrom!
Enter Iris and Axew!
A Sandile Gusher of Change!
The Battle Club and Tepig's Choice!
Triple Leaders, Team Threats!
Dreams by the Yard Full!
Snivy Plays Hard to Catch!
Saving Darmanitan From the Bell!
The Bloom Is on Axew!
A Rival Battle for Club Champ!
A Home for Dwebble!
Here Comes the Trubbish Squad!
Minccino-Neat and Tidy!
A Night in the Nacrene City Museum!
The Battle According to Lenora!
Rematch at the Nacrene Gym!
Scraggy-Hatched to be Wild!
Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest!
A Connoisseur's Revenge!
Dancing With the Ducklett Trio!
The Lost World of Gothitelle!
A Venipede Stampede!
Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!
Emolga the Irresistible!
Emolga and the New Volt Switch!
Scare at the Litwick Mansion!
The Dragon Master's Path!
Oshawott's Lost Scalchop!
Ash and Trip's Third Battle!
Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open!
Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster!
Gotta Catch A Roggenrola!
A Fishing Connoisseur in a Fishy Competition!
Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight"!
Reunion Battles In Nimbasa!
Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia!
The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk!
The Club Battle Finale: A Heroes Outcome!
Meowth's Scrafty Tactics!
Purrloin: Sweet or Sneaky?
Beheeyem, Duosion, and the Dream Thief!
Crisis from the Underground Up!
Battle for the Underground!
Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!
  • Ash and his friends meet Bianca again and also meet Elesa, Nimbasa Gym's Gym Leader.
  • Bianca's father appears to take his daughter home with him, not wanting her to continue her Pokémon journey.
  • Bianca is revealed to have obtained a Shelmet.
  • Bianca has a Gym battle with Elesa but loses.
  • Ash has a battle with Bianca's father and loses.
  • Bianca's father decides to allow her to keep traveling.
Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!
Lost at the Stamp Rally!
Ash Versus the Champion!
  • Ash and his friends meet up with Trip again.
  • Trip is revealed to have obtained his fifth Gym Badge.
  • Ash and his friends meet the Unova League Champion, Alder.
  • Alder challenges Ash to a battle, but then falls asleep during said battle, thus resulting in no official winner.
The Lonely Deino!
The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue!
A Call for Brotherly Love!
Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1
Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 2
Battling the King of Mines!
Crisis at Chargestone Cave!
Evolution Exchange Excitement!
Explorers of the Hero's Ruins
Battling the Bully!
Cilan Takes Flight!
An Amazing Aerial Battle!
Climbing the Tower of Success!
The Clubsplosion Begins!
Search for the Clubultimate!
A Clubsplosion of Excitement!
  • Bianca defeats Trip and advances to the second round.
  • Ash defeats Betty and advances to the semifinals.
  • Montgomery defeats Iris and advances to the semifinals.
  • Stephan defeats Cilan and advances to the semifinals.
  • Bianca defeats Georgia and advances to the semifinals.
  • Ash learns that he will face off against Montgomery in the semifinals, while Bianca will face Stephan.
Commanding the Clubsplosion Crown!
  • Stephan defeats Bianca and advances to the final round.
  • Montgomery defeats Ash and advances to the final round.
  • Stephan defeats Montgomery in the final round, winning the Clubsplosion tournament and a year's supply of Vitamins.
  • Stephan leaves the group.
Battling the Leaf Thieves!
A Restoration Confrontation! Part 1
A Restoration Confrontation! Part 2
Evolution by Fire!
Guarding the Guardian of the Mountain!
Caution: Icy Battle Conditions!
Clash of the Connoisseurs!
Crisis at Ferroseed Research!
An Epic Defense Force!
Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1
Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 2
All for the Love of Meloetta!
Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times!
Expedition to Onix Island!
Iris and the Rogue Dragonite!
Jostling for the Junior Cup!
Battling Authority Once Again!
Ash, Iris and Trip: Then There Were Three!
Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure!
The Road to Humilau!
Unrest at the Nursery!
Meloetta and the Undersea Temple!
Unova's Survival Crisis!
Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige!
A Village Homecoming!
Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future!
Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!
Curtain Up, Unova League!
Mission: Defeat Your Rival!
  • Ash defeats Trip, eliminating the latter from the tournament.
  • Ash and Trip make peace with each other.
  • Virgil defeats Ultimo, advancing to the next round.
  • Bianca defeats Mikael, advancing to the next round.
  • Cameron defeats Kendrick, advancing to the next round.
  • Cameron defeats Bianca, eliminating the latter from the tournament.
Lost at the League!
  • Ash, Stephan, and Virgil are revealed to have made it through the second round of the Vertress Conference.
  • Ash, Stephan, Cameron, and Virgil make it through the third round.
  • Ash begins his match against Stephan.
  • Stephan is revealed to own a Liepard.
Strong Strategy Steals the Show!
Cameron's Secret Weapon!
A Unova League Evolution!
  • Cameron defeats Ash in the quarterfinals, eliminating the latter from the tournament.
  • Virgil defeats Cameron in the semifinals, advancing to the final round.
  • Cameron is revealed to own a Watchog.
  • Virgil defeats Dino in the final round, winning the Vertress Conference.
  • The Vertress Conference ends.
New Places... Familiar Faces!
The Name's N!
There's a New Gym Leader in Town!
Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!
  • Looker returns, with Iris and Cilan meeting him for the first time.
  • Ash, Iris, and Cilan encounter the villainous Team Plasma, as well as the Plasma Scientist Colress, for the first time.
The Light of Floccesy Ranch!
Saving Braviary!
The Pokémon Harbor Patrol!
The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!
Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!
Secrets From Out of the Fog!
Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!
Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!
Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!
What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!

Decolore Islands

Episode Details
Farewell, Unova! Setting Sail for New Adventures!
Danger, Sweet as Honey!
Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness!
Crowning the Scalchop King!
To Catch a Rotom!
The Path That Leads to Goodbye!
Capacia Island UFO!
The Journalist from Another Region!
Mystery on a Deserted Island!
A Pokémon of a Different Color!
Team Rocket's Shocking Recruit!
Celebrating the Hero's Comet!
Survival of the Striaton Gym!
Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!
The Dream Continues!
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XY series

Kalos

Episode Details
Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!
  • Serena is introduced.
  • Ash and Alexa arrive in Lumiose City, the central part of the Kalos region.
  • Ash sees a mysterious Pokémon at the airport.
  • Ash learns that Alexa's sister is away from her Gym, but there is another in Lumiose City itself.
  • Ash and Alexa go their separate ways.
  • Ash is unable to have an official Gym battle, as he needs four Badges in order to challenge the Lumiose Gym.
  • Ash meets an inventor named Clemont and his sister Bonnie for the first time.
  • Ash has a battle with Clemont, but it gets interrupted by Team Rocket.
  • Clemont and Bonnie encounter Team Rocket for the first time.
  • A Froakie saves Pikachu from Team Rocket, but is injured in the process.
Lumiose City Pursuit!
A Battle of Aerial Mobility!
A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship!
A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!
  • Ash, Clemont, and Bonnie reach Santalune City, with Serena arriving soon after.
  • Ash meets up with Alexa again.
  • Clemont, Bonnie, and Serena meet Alexa for the first time.
  • Serena meets Clemont and Bonnie for the first time.
  • Ash battles Viola in his first Kalos Gym match and loses.
  • Serena reunites with Ash, although he initially fails to recognize her from their childhood.
Battling on Thin Ice!
Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race!
Clemont's Got a Secret!
Mega-Mega Meowth Madness!
The Bamboozling Forest!
To Catch a Pokémon Smuggler!
Kindergarten Chaos!
An Appetite for Battle!
A Rush of Ninja Wisdom!
A Conspiracy to Conquer!
Breaking Titles at the Chateau!
A PokéVision of Things to Come!
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Mega Evolution Special I
Going for the Gold!
Coming Back into the Cold!
An Undersea Place to Call Home!
Climbing the Walls!
A Battle by Any Other Name!
To Find a Fairy Flower!
The Bonds of Evolution
Heroes - Friends and Faux Alike!
Mega Revelations!
The Cave of Trials!
The Aura Storm!
Calling from Beyond the Aura!
The Bonds of Mega Evolution!
The Forest Champion!
Battles in the Sky!
Forging Forest Friendships!
Summer of Discovery!
Day Three Blockbusters!
Foggy Pokémon Orienteering!
Battling Into the Hall of Fame!
Origins of Mega Evolution!
Showdown at the Shalour Gym!
Dreaming a Performer's Dream!
A Campus Reunion!
Bonnie for the Defense!
Mega Evolution Special II
Pathways to Performance Partnering!
A Stealthy Challenge!
A Race for Home!
Facing a Grand Design!
A Slippery Encounter!
One for the Goomy!
Thawing an Icy Panic!
The Green, Green Grass Types of Home!
Under the Pledging Tree!
A Showcase Debut!
An Oasis of Hope!
The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination!
A Fork in the Road! A Parting of the Ways!
Battling with Elegance and a Big Smile!
Mega Evolution Special III
Good Friends, Great Training!
Confronting the Darkess!
The Moment of Lumiose Truth!
Garchomp's Mega Bond!
Defending the Homeland!
Beyond the Rainbow!
A Fashionable Battle!
Fairy-Type Trickery!
Rivals: Today and Tomorrow!
A Not-So-Flying-Start!
A Relay in the Sky!
Performing with Fiery Charm!
A Festival Trade! A Festival Farewell?
Over the Mountain of Snow!
Mending a Broken Spirit!
A Legendary Photo Op!
The Tiny Caretaker!
  • Clemont tries and fails to capture a Tyrantrum for Bonnie to take care of, due to it already belonging to someone else.
A Trip Down Memory Train!
A Frolicking Find in the Flowers!
Tag Team Battle Inspiration!
A Performance Pop Quiz!
Cloudy Fate, Bright Future!
All Eyes on the Future!
Mega Evolution Special IV
From A to Z!
Love Strikes! Eevee, Yikes!
A Giga Battle with Mega Results!
The Legend of the Ninja Hero!
A Festival of Decisions!
A Dancing Debut!
Meeting at Terminus Cave!
A Cellular Connection!
A Windswept Encounter!
Party Dancecapades!
A Meeting of Two Journeys!
An Explosive Operation!
Master Class Choices!
An Electrifying Rage!
Unlocking Some Respect!
Master Class is in Session!
Performing a Pathway to the Future!
  • Serena defeats Shauna and Jessilee in the semifinals and moves on to the finals of the Gloire Showcase Master Class.
  • Aria is revealed to own a Vivillon.
  • Aria defeats Serena in the finals and keeps the title of Kalos Queen.
  • Palermo offers to tutor Serena.
  • Serena eventually turns down Palermo's offer in order to continue traveling with her friends, although the offer remains open.
The Synchronicity Test!
  • Clemont invents a wristband-like mechanic to enhance and analyze Ash and Greninja when using the Ash-Greninja form.
  • Ash and his friends encounter Alain again.
  • Alain is revealed to own a Metang.
  • Ash has a battle against Alain and loses.
  • Ash has a second battle with Alain, but it is abandoned when Ash collapses due to the strain of using the Ash-Greninja form.
Championing a Research Battle!
  • Olympia tells Diantha about the upcoming threat to Kalos.
  • Ash and his friends meet up with Diantha again.
  • Diantha informs Ash and his friends about various incidents happening all over Kalos, including the island that Team Flare used to experiment on, and about Zygarde.
  • Ash's Greninja reaches its final Ash-Greninja form for the first time.
  • Ash has a rematch against Diantha, which is interrupted when Ash overexerts himself during the battle and collapses with Greninja.
A Full-Strength Battle Surprise!
  • Ash and his friends meet up with Sawyer again.
  • Sawyer is revealed to have earned three more Badges, thus bringing his total to eight and qualifying him for the Kalos League.
  • Ash has another battle against Sawyer and loses, suffering his first loss to the latter.
  • Sawyer's Honedge is revealed to have evolved into Doublade.
  • Ash's Noivern is revealed to have learned Dragon Claw.
  • Sawyer is revealed to have caught a Clawitzer.
  • During the battle, Ash attempts to activate Greninja's Ash-Greninja form, but it fails for the first time.
  • Sawyer travels with Ash and his friends as they head towards Snowbelle City.
All Hail the Ice Battlefield!
Seeing the Forest for the Trees!
A Real Icebreaker!
A Diamond in the Rough!
A League of His Own!
Valuable Experience for All!
  • Sawyer is revealed to have obtained a Slaking.
  • Ash, Sawyer, and Tierno are all revealed to have made it to the quarter-finals.
  • Alain is revealed to have advanced all the way to the semi-finals.
  • Ash battles Astrid in the quarter-finals and wins, advancing to the semi-finals.
  • Ash and his friends meet up with Shauna again.
  • Sawyer's Doublade is revealed to have evolved into Aegislash.
  • Sawyer is revealed to have obtained a Key Stone and a Sceptilite.
  • Tierno and Sawyer battle each other and Sawyer wins, advancing to the semi-finals.
  • Ash and Alain are revealed to be facing Sawyer and Remo, respectively, in the semi-finals.
  • Ash's Goodra returns to Ash's party as his sixth member for the Full Battle against Sawyer.
Analysis Versus Passion!
A Riveting Rivalry!
Kalos League Passion with a Certain Flare!
Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted!
Down to the Fiery Finish!
A Towering Takeover!
Coming Apart at the Dreams!
The Right Hero for the Right Job!
Rocking Kalos Defenses!
Forming a More Perfect Union!
  • Ash and Alain rescue Chespie from the Giant Rock, temporarily stopping it.
  • Lysandre returns and gains control of the Giant Rock.
  • Clemont and Bonnie discover that Blaziken Mask is Meyer, their father.
  • Squishy and Z2 combine into Zygarde Complete Forme in order to battle and destroy the Giant Rock.
  • Squishy is revealed to know Core Enforcer.
  • The Giant Rock is destroyed, with Lysandre disappearing in the process, leaving his fate unknown and resulting in Team Flare's defeat.
  • Malva decides to disband Team Flare and turn herself in.
  • Chespie wakes up from its coma.
  • Squishy leaves with Z2.
Battling With a Clean Slate!
The First Day of the Rest of Your Life!
Facing the Needs of the Many!
Till We Compete Again!
SS037

Sun & Moon series

Alola

Episode Details
Alola to New Adventure!
The Guardian's Challenge!
Loading the Dex!
First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style!
Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!
That's Why the Litten is a Scamp!‬
Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!
  • Samson Oak gives Ash and his classmates an Egg, which Lillie agrees to take care of.
  • Ash's Rowlet is revealed to know Tackle and Peck.
  • Lillie's phobia of Pokémon is revealed to be the result of a traumatic experience involving her mother that she doesn't remember.
  • Lillie overcomes her phobia of Pokémon a little bit, being able to touch the Egg entrusted to her.
To Top a Totem!
Trial and Tribulation!
Young Kiawe Had a Farm!
The Sun, the Scare, the Secret Lair!
Racing to a Big Event!
Getting to Know You!
Rocking Clawmark Hill!
They Might Not Be Giants!
Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!
  • Rotom updates itself with a video camera function.
A Seasoned Search!
A Guardian Rematch!
Partner Promises!
One Journey Ends, Another Begins...
A Shivering Shovel Search!
Getting the Band Back Together!
Alolan Open House!
A Team-on-Team Tussle!
So Long, Sophocles!
A Glaring Rivalry!
The Ol' Raise and Switch!
The Island Whisperer!
Treasure Hunt, Akala Style!
Big Sky, Small Fry!
A Crowning Moment of Truth!
Currying Favor and Flavor!
Trials and Determinations!
Rising from the Ruins!
Mimikyu Unmasked!
Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!
Mounting an Electrifying Charge!
Alola, Kanto!
When Regions Collide!
A Dream Encounter!
Now You See Them, Now You Don't!
Deceiving Appearances!
A Masked Warning!
Night of a Thousand Poses!
Mission: Total Recall!
Faba's Revenge!
Family Determination!
Revealing the Stuff of Legend!
Rescuing the Unwilling!
10,000,000 Reasons to Fight!
The Professors' New Adventure!
Fighting Back the Tears!
Tasting the Bitter with the Sweet!
  • Lana and Mallow recall how they first met each other.
Getting a Jump on the Competition!
A Mission of Ultra Urgency!
Acting True to Form!
Pushing the Fiery Envelope!
Turning Heads and Training Hard!
  • Ash and Lillie meet Ilima for the first time.
  • Ash challenges Ilima to a battle, but they are interrupted by the arrival of Team Skull before the battle can properly begin.
Smashing with Sketch!
Love at First Twirl!
Rise and Shine, Starship!
  • Ash and his classmates go on their second Ultra Guardians mission.
  • The Ultra Guardians try and fail to capture a Celesteela, due to it being rooted down at the time.
  • The Ultra Guardians help free the Celesteela from being trapped underground, allowing it to fly back home.
The Young Flame Strikes Back!
Sours for the Sweet!
Why Not Give Me a Z-Ring Sometime?
Tough Guy Trials!
Some Kind of Laziness!
A Battle Hand-Off!
Guiding an Awakening!
Twirling with a Bang!
Showering the World with Love!
Not Caving Under Pressure!
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SM088
  • The Ultra Guardians follow Lunala and Necrozma to Melemele Island to protect the former from the latter.
  • Necrozma fuses with Lunala.
  • Team Rocket's Matori Matrix attempts to capture Necrozma, but fails.
  • Nebby appears through an Ultra Wormhole and helps Lunala separate from Necrozma.
  • Nebby is revealed to have learned Sunsteel Strike.
  • The Matori Matrix attempts to capture Nebby and Lunala, but are stopped by Ash and Gladion.
  • Necrozma fuses with Nebby and escapes through an Ultra Wormhole, stopping its absorption of Alola's Ultra Aura, resulting in the recovery of the energy and motivation of the region's adults.
  • Lunala is brought to the Ultra Guardians base to recover.
  • The Aether Foundation, considering Necrozma an Ultra Beast, gives it the codename "UB:BLACK".
  • Faba informs the Aether Foundation and the Ultra Guardians about the Team Rocket group that is trying to capture Nebby and Lunala.
  • Using the Z-Power of Ash, Kiawe, Lana, and Gladion's Z-Rings, Lunala is able to restore itself.
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  • The Ultra Guardians' attempt to make Necrozma separate from Nebby by using their Z-Moves fails, as it instead absorbs the Z-Power to power itself up.
  • Professor Kukui defeats Gozu, but at the cost of revealing to Faba that he is the Masked Royal.
    • Professor Kukui asks Faba to keep his identity a secret from his students.
  • The Matori Matrix attempts to travel to Ultra Space through an Ultra Wormhole, but are stopped by Tapu Koko, forcing them to retreat.
  • Necrozma reverts back to its normal form, thus separating from Nebby, after it gathers the light sent to it by the Ultra Guardians, their Pokémon, and all of the people and Pokémon of Alola.
  • Gladion receives a Lunalium Z from Lunala.
  • Ash and Gladion perform Nebby and Lunala's Z-Moves, respectively, to give Necrozma enough Ultra Aura and revert it back to its original Ultra form.
  • Necrozma brings the light back to Poipole's home world, restoring it to its former state.
  • Poipole chooses to stay in its home world, so Ash leaves it behind.
  • The Ultra Guardians, Nebby, and Lunala return to Alola.

See also

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