Pokémon(TV show/series, 1997-)

Original title: "ポケモン" (Japanese/JA)

Scripted Reality in 22 seasons with 1,060 episodes

PokémonRating: 3.2/5 (with 113 votes) 33
Pokémon (ポケモン, Pokemon), abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター, Poketto Monsutā) and currently advertised in English as Pokémon the Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which premiered in Japan on April 1, 1997 on TV Tokyo. It is part of the Pokémon media franchise, based on The Pokémon Company’s Pokémon video game series. The Pokémon animated series is split up into six chronologically sequential series in Japan, split up by the version of the video game series the anime takes inspiration from: the Original series, the Advanced Generation series, the Diamond & Pearl series, the Best Wishes! series, the XY series, and the newest, the Sun & Moon series. In the international broadcasts, these six series are split into 22 separate seasons. These anime series are accompanied by spin-off programming, consisting of Pokémon Chronicles, a series of side stories featuring characters in the anime that are not its current cast of main characters, and the live action variety and Pokémon-related news shows of Weekly Pokémon Broadcasting Station, Pokémon Sunday, Pokémon Smash!, and Pokémon Get TV, premiering in late 2013. The first 4 seasons of the show used cel animation and the fifth season was digitally animat... ()
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Awards & Nominations for Pokémon

Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Cartoon

About Pokémon

Join Ash Ketchum, accompanied by his partner Pikachu, as he travels through many regions, meets new friends and faces new challenges on his quest to become a Pokémon Master.

Trailer for Pokémon + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us Teaser Trailer(Trailer, 1:26)

Pokémon Seasons and Episodes

10/21/2018Sun & Moon: Ultra Legends - 27 episodes
Ash has completed three of his four grand trials in the Alola region, and more adventures await as he and his classmates acquire new Z-Crystals, make new Pokémon friends, and learn how to Mantine Surf! In their role as Ultra Guardians, the Pokémon School students take on an important mission to protect Wela Volcano. Ash meets a new rival, Hau, whose Dartrix offers Rowlet quite a challenge. Even Rotom Dex gets an adventure of its own when our heroes visit the set of its favorite TV show! And Professor Kukui's dream of starting a Pokémon League in Alola just might be getting closer to reality...
#1 | 10/21/2018Lillier and the Staff!
Today is the sole performance of the Pokémon School play, and everyone’s so excited! Lillie stars as Lillier, a brave adventurer who is charged with restoring Alola’s lost energy using a staff imbued with the power of Legendary Pokémon. But Act Two takes an unexpected turn, as Jessie, in disguise as Jessa Bergère, crashes the performance to steal the spotlight for herself! After some confusion, Rotom Dex writes a magnificent new script on the fly, bringing the crowd (including Ash’s mom) to applause for a job well done!
#2 | 10/28/2018A Haunted House for Everyone!
Harper and Sarah are determined to visit a haunted house, but when our heroes are stumped as to where to find one, Acerola suggests they create their own! At first, Shuppet and Mimikins provide ghostly entertainment for the twins, but then several other Ghost-type Pokémon join in on the fun. Everyone gets caught up in what looks like a scary dream, but when Komala strikes the Pokémon School bell, they all wake up and breathe a sigh of relief! Still, Lana is not amused with her sisters’ rambunctious behavior…
#3 | 11/04/2018Sparking Confusion!
The Ultra Guardians have been summoned to investigate unusual magnetic activity around Wela Volcano, where they discover a group of Alolan Geodude and Alolan Graveler munching on Spark Stones. But our heroes also find a group of rock hunters who are after the Spark Stones for themselves. The Ultra Guardians spring into action…but so does an enraged Alolan Golem, who sends the rock hunters packing! Thanks to the efforts of Sophocles’s friend Metang, the Golem eventually calms down—and it happily joins a group of Hikers who promise to keep watch over the volcano!
#4 | 11/11/2018Don't Ignore the Small Stufful!
Ash heads to Aether Paradise to deliver the lunches Professor Burnet and Munchlax forgot at home, and he and Lillie enjoy seeing the Pokémon there. But Team Rocket is there, too, plotting to steal Pokémon while in disguise as Aether Paradise employees. When one of the Pokémon from the conservation area, an adorable Stufful, goes missing, everyone suspects Team Rocket of foul play. But Stufful refuses to leave Team Rocket’s side, and when Bewear appears to whisk them away, everyone learns that Bewear and Stufful are family! This time, Team Rocket’s exit includes a new member of the group: Stufful!
#5 | 11/18/2018No Stone Unturned!
Hau and his partner Dartrix are training hard for the island challenge when they have a run-in with Ash and Rowlet. When Ash learns that Hau’s grandfather is Kahuna Hala, he challenges his new friend to a battle! Dartrix wins easily, but Rowlet is fired up, and at a suggestion from Professor Burnet, Ash decides to teach it a new move. Returning to the woods where they first met, they encounter Trumbeak and Toucannon, who try to teach Rowlet to use Bullet Seed. That isn’t a move Rowlet can learn, but with determination, it does master Seed Bomb (after swallowing an Everstone)—and in the rematch, Rowlet emerges victorious!
#6 | 11/25/2018Bright Lights, Big Changes!
When Rotom Dex catches a continuity error during the filming of Alolan Detective Laki, the cast and crew are so impressed that they invite it to join the show and help Laki solve cases! Ash is thrilled, until he realizes the international shooting schedule means Rotom will have to leave… While our hero sadly considers this option, a serious conversation with Laki reminds Rotom that its real dream is to be the best Pokédex in the world—and when Ash tries to be strong and send his friend off to pursue an acting career, it decides to stay and study rare Pokémon with him instead!
#7 | 12/02/2018We Know Where You're Going, Eevee!
A familiar Eevee has been making its way across the ocean toward Alola, and its journey has been filled with adventure. A series of harrowing encounters—including a brush with Team Skull—has tested its determination, but when it finally finds our heroes, it’s as happy as can be! After forming a bond with Popplio, Eevee’s ready to join Lana’s team…but not before Lana gives it a name: Sandy! Lana and her family are thrilled to get to know her new partner—and Sandy’s excited to get to know them, too!
#8 | 12/09/2018Battling the Beast Within!
While battling Tapu Koko, Ash and Pikachu suddenly find themselves in an unfamiliar place inhabited by a menacing Ultra Beast known as Guzzlord! Guzzlord’s power is fearsome, but a mysterious man named Dia—accompanied by the Mythical Pokémon Zeraora—comes to our heroes’ aid. Ash wants to help Dia reclaim his home from Guzzlord’s destructive wrath, but after Dia defeats Ash in a test battle, our hero relents. He and Pikachu must return to their own home, but how? Dia offers them shelter for the night, but on the way, they discover an abandoned Pokémon School! What could all of this mean?
#9 | 12/16/2018Parallel Friendships!
#10 | 12/23/2018Alola, Alola!
#11 | 01/06/2019Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone!
#12 | 01/13/2019That's Some Spicy Island Research!
#13 | 01/20/2019Showdown on Poni Island!
#14 | 01/27/2019We Have A Sea and We Have A Valley! Great Intensive Evolution Training!!
#15 | 02/03/2019Run Kaki! Surpass Yourself!!
#16 | 02/10/2019Inside Kapu-Rehire's Mist
#17 | 02/17/2019The Birth of an Island Queen! Satoshi's Grand Trial!!
#18 | 02/24/2019Hole in One at PokéGolf!
#19 | 03/03/2019Arrival in Alola! Dripping Metal Panic!
#20 | 03/10/2019Discovering a New Species! Get Meltan!
#21 | 03/17/2019A New Series?! A Tiny Koiking's Melody
#22 | 03/24/2019Beauty and the Nyarth!
#23 | 03/31/2019Guzma, Emperor of Destruction!
#24 | 04/07/2019Lilie and the Secret Mechanical Princess!
#25 | 04/14/2019Shaymin, Meltan, Nagisa! Lost Child Explorers!!
#26 | 04/21/2019Aim for the Top Floor! The Explosive Dragon Gym!!
#27 | 04/28/2019Super Fast Kuwagannon! The Awakening of Māmane!!
10/05/2017Sun & Moon: Ultra Adventures - 49 episodes
11/17/2016Sun & Moon - 43 episodes
10/29/2015XYZ - 49 episodes
11/13/2014XY: Kalos Quest - 45 episodes
10/17/2013XY - 48 episodes
10/11/2012Black & White: Adventures in Unova - 45 episodes
09/22/2011Black & White: Rival Destinies - 49 episodes
09/23/2010Black & White - 48 episodes
01/07/2010Diamond and Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors - 34 episodes
12/04/2008Diamond and Pearl: Galactic Battles - 53 episodes
11/08/2007Diamond and Pearl: Battle Dimension - 52 episodes
08/28/2006Diamond and Pearl - 52 episodes
10/06/2005Battle Frontier - 45 episodes
09/09/2004Advanced Battle - 53 episodes
09/04/2003Advanced Challenge - 52 episodes
11/21/2002Advanced - 40 episodes
08/09/2001Master Quest - 65 episodes
08/03/2000Johto League Champions - 52 episodes
10/14/1999The Johto Journeys - 41 episodes
01/28/1999Adventures on the Orange Islands - 36 episodes
04/01/1997Indigo League - 82 episodes
07/18/1998Specials - 69 episodes

Additional Information

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Production country: Japan
Based on: "Pokémon video games"
Original language: Japanese (JA)
Spoken languages: Japanese (JA)
Translated into 28 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hindi (HI), Croatian (HR), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Norwegian (NO), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Slovak (SK), Swedish (SV), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Vietnamese (VI), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Returning series
First episode released on: 04/01/1997
Latest episode released on: 04/28/2019
Creator: Satoshi Tajiri, TV Tokyo, Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, TV Tokyo Medianet
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):

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WatchPlayStream ID: SHOWS:187, Added: 05/10/2018, Last updated: 05/18/2019