List of Pokémon special episodes

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Pokémon (Japanese: ポケモン, Hepburn: Pokémon), abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター, Poketto Monsutā) and currently branded in English as Pokémon the Series (テレビアニメ「ポケットモンスター」シリーズ, Terebi Anime 'Poketto Monsutā' Shirīzu, TV Anime "Pocket Monsters" Series), is a Japanese anime television series produced by animation studio OLM for TV Tokyo. It is adapted from the Pokémon video game series published by Nintendo. The series follows the Pokémon trainer and aspiring Pokémon master Ash Ketchum[a] and his adventures with his electric mouse partner Pikachu, and a varying group of friends.

These special episodes includes animated shorts, Mini series, pikachu shorts, pikachu's winter vacation, planetarium specials, spin-off that are not a part of the main Pokémon anime and some special episodes, television specials and prologue to films which aired between the main Pokémon anime.

Animated shorts[edit]

Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (2010)[edit]

Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Japanese: ポケモンレンジャー 光の軌跡 Pokémon Ranger: Traces of Light) is an original short animation of the Pokémon anime based on the game with the same name.

# Title Japanese release date US release date
1 "Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Part 1" (ポケモンレンジャー 光の軌跡<前編>, Pokémon Ranger: Traces of Light Part 1) February 28, 2010 November 10, 2010
2 "Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Part 2" (ポケモンレンジャー 光の軌跡<後編>, Pokémon Ranger: Traces of Light Part 2) March 7, 2010 November 10, 2010

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon (2007-2009)[edit]

The Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series (Japanese: ポケモンふしぎのダンジョン Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, also ポケダン Pokédan is an animated shorts of Pokémon anime based on the game with the same name. They were made for explaining parts of the games.

# Title Japanese release date US release date
1 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate! (ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 出動!ポケモン救助隊ガンバルズ!, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Setting Out! Pokémon Rescue Team Ganbarus!) March 23, 2007 September 8, 2006
2 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness (ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 時の探検隊・闇の探検隊, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness) September 9, 2007 September 1, 2008
3 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness (ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 空の探検隊 時と闇をめぐる 最後の冒険, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky: The Final Adventure Crossing Time and Darkness) April 12, 2009 October 9, 2009

Mini series[edit]

Pokémon Origins (2013)[edit]

EP#TitleOriginal air dateEnglish air date[1]
1"Red"
"Reddo" (レッド)
October 2, 2013 (2013-10-02)November 15, 2013
2"Cubone"
"Karakara" (カラカラ)
October 2, 2013 (2013-10-02)November 18, 2013
3"Giovanni"
"Sakaki" (サカキ)
October 2, 2013 (2013-10-02)November 20, 2013
4"Charizard"
"Rizādon" (リザードン)
October 2, 2013 (2013-10-02)November 22, 2013


Pokémon Generations (2016)[edit]

EP#TitleUS air dateJapanese air date
1"The Adventure"
"Bōken"
September 16, 2016 (2016-09-16)[2]December 9, 2016
2"The Chase"
"Tsuiseki"
September 16, 2016 (2016-09-16)[3]December 9, 2016
3"The Challenger"
"Chōsensha"
September 23, 2016 (2016-09-23)[4]December 9, 2016
4"The Lake of Rage"
"Ikari no Mizūmi"
September 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)[5]December 9, 2016
5"The Legacy"
"Keishō"
October 7, 2016 (2016-10-07)[6]December 9, 2016
6"The Reawakening"
"Saisei"
October 7, 2016 (2016-10-07)[7]December 9, 2016
7"The Vision"
"Bijon"
October 14, 2016 (2016-10-14)[8]December 16, 2016
8"The Cavern"
"Kaitei Dōkutsu"
October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)[9]December 16, 2016
9"The Scoop"
"Sukūpu"
October 28, 2016 (2016-10-28)[10]December 16, 2016
10"The Old Chateau"
"Mori no Yōkan"
October 28, 2016 (2016-10-28)[11]December 22, 2016
11"The New World"
"Atarashii Sekai"
November 4, 2016 (2016-11-04)[12]December 22, 2016
12"The Magma Stone"
"Kazan no Okiishi"
November 11, 2016 (2016-11-11)[13]December 22, 2016
13"The Uprising"
"Hanran"
November 18, 2016 (2016-11-18)[14]January 26, 2017
14"The Frozen World"
"Kogoeru Sekai"
November 23, 2016 (2016-11-23)[15]January 26, 2017
15"The King Returns"
"Kikan"
December 2, 2016 (2016-12-02)[16]January 26, 2017
16"The Beauty Eternal"
"Eien no Bi"
December 9, 2016 (2016-12-09)[17]February 2, 2017
17"The Investigation"
"Sōsa"
December 16, 2016 (2016-12-16)[18]February 2, 2017
18"The Redemption"
"Aganai"
December 23, 2016 (2016-12-23)[19]February 2, 2017


Pokémon: Twilight Wings (2020)[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air dateEnglish air dateRef.
1"Letter"
Transcription: "Tegami" (Japanese: 手紙)
January 15, 2020 (2020-01-15)January 15, 2020[20]
2"Training"
Transcription: "Shugyou" (Japanese: 修行)
February 18, 2020 (2020-02-18)February 18, 2020[21]
3"Buddy"
Transcription: "Aibou" (Japanese: 相棒)
March 17, 2020 (2020-03-17)March 17, 2020[22]
4"Early-Evening Waves"
Transcription: "Younami" (Japanese: 夕波)
April 17, 2020 (2020-04-17)April 21, 2020[23]
5"Assistant"
Transcription: "Hisho" (Japanese: 秘書)
June 5, 2020 (2020-06-05)June 4, 2020[24]
6"Moonlight"
Transcription: "Tsukiyo" (Japanese: 月夜)
July 3, 2020 (2020-07-03)July 2, 2020[25]
7"Sky"
Transcription: "Sora" (Japanese: )
August 6, 2020 (2020-08-06)August 6, 2020[26]
8"The Gathering of Stars"
Transcription: "Hoshi no Matsuri" (Japanese: 星の祭)
November 5, 2020 (2020-11-05)November 17, 2020[27][28]


Pokétoon (2020-2021)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byOriginal air dateEnglish air dateRef.
1"Scraggy and Mimikyu"
Transcription: "Zuruggu to Mimikkyu" (Japanese: ズルッグとミミッキュ)
Taku InoueJune 5, 2020 (June 5, 2020)June 17, 2022[29][30]
2"The Pancham Who Wants to Be a Hero"
Transcription: "Hero ni Naritai Yanchamu" (Japanese: ヒーローになりたいヤンチャム)
Junichi YamamotoMay 5, 2021 (May 5, 2021)June 24, 2022[31][32][33]
3"Blossom's Dream"
Transcription: "Yume no Tsubomi" (Japanese: ユメノツボミ)
Shingo YamashitaJune 4, 2021 (June 4, 2021)July 1, 2022[34][35][36]
4"Wait for Me, Magikarp"
Transcription: "Mattete ne! Koiking" (Japanese: まっててね!コイキング)
Cédric HéroleJuly 2, 2021 (July 2, 2021)July 8, 2022[37][38]
5"The Slugma-Powered Home"
Transcription: "The Warm and Cozy Magmag House" (Japanese: ぽかぽかマグマッグハウス)
Kazuhiko Yabumoto and Jun IshikawaAugust 5, 2021 (August 5, 2021)July 15, 2022-
6"Help! I've Turned into a Gengar"
Transcription: "I Turned Into a Gangar!" (Japanese: ゲンガーになっちゃった!?)
Tatsurō Kawano, Akiko Watanabe and Natsuki YamadaSeptember 10, 2021 (September 10, 2021)July 21, 2022-
7"Snorunt's Summer Vacation"
Transcription: "Blizzard on a Summer Holiday" (Japanese: ふぶきのなつやすみ)
Masanobu HiraokaOctober 8, 2021 (October 8, 2021)July 29, 2022-
8"Jigglypuff's Song"
Transcription: "Purin's Song" (Japanese: プリンのうた)
Yū Satō and Mizuki SaitōDecember 28, 2021 (December 28, 2021)August 25, 2022-


Pokémon Evolutions (2021)[edit]

No.TitleOriginal release dateRef.
1"The Champion"
"The Champion" (ザ・チャンピオン)
September 9, 2021 (2021-09-09)[39]
2"The Eclipse"
"The Eclipse" (ジ・エクリプス)
September 23, 2021 (2021-09-23)[40]
3"The Visionary"
"The Visionary" (ザ・ビジョナリー)
October 7, 2021 (2021-10-07)[41]
4"The Plan"
"The Plan" (ザ・プラン)
October 21, 2021 (2021-10-21)[42]
5"The Rival"
"The Rival" (ザ・ライバル)
December 2, 2021 (2021-12-02)[43]
6"The Wish"
"The Wish" (ザ・ウィッシュ)
December 9, 2021 (2021-12-09)[44]
7"The Show"
"The Show" (ザ・ショウ)
December 16, 2021 (2021-12-16)[45]
8"The Discovery"
"The Discovery" (ザ・ディスカバリー)
December 23, 2021 (2021-12-23)[46]


Pokémon: Hisuian Snow (2022)[edit]

No.English title
Japanese title
Original air date
1"Onto the Icy Blue"
Transcription: "Spring Trek upon the Icy Blue" (Japanese: 第一話 青き踏む)
May 18, 2022 (2022-05-18)[47][48]
2"Fiery Reflections in Snow"
Transcription: "Lingering Snow, Blushing Red" (Japanese: 第二話 名残り雪、赤く)
June 8, 2022 (2022-06-08)[49][50]
3"Two Hues"
Transcription: "Injigo (Indigo)" (Japanese: インジゴ)
June 22, 2022 (2022-06-22)[51][52]


Pikachu shorts[edit]

# English title Japanese title Japanese release date English release date
1 Pikachu's Vacation Pikachu's Summer Vacation (ピカチュウのなつやすみ, Pikachū no Natsuyasumi) July 18, 1998 November 12, 1999
When Ash Ketchum and his friends stumble upon a Pokémon-only vacation resort, they decide to let their Pokémon have a day of fun and relaxation and let all their Pokémon out as the trainers go relax on their own.
2 Christmas Night Let's Play on Christmas (クリスマスであそぼ!, Kurisumasu de Asobo!) December 22, 1998 November 25, 2006
Pikachu, Togepi, and more of Ash, Misty and Brock's Pokémon cause havoc on Christmas Eve.
3 Kanga Games Let's Play in the Snow! (雪であそぼ!, Yuki de Asobo!) December 22, 1998 November 25, 2006
The Pokémon go exploring the mountain.
4 Pikachu's Rescue Adventure The Pikachu Expedition (ピカチュウたんけんたい, Pikachū Tankentai) July 17, 1999 July 21, 2000
Ash, Misty, and Tracey's Pokémon sneak away on vacation and find an area with a nice waterfall and a huge tree. Suddenly, a storm kicks up.
5 Winter Games Let's Play on the Ice! (こおりであそぼ!, Koori de Asobo!) December 22, 1999 November 23, 2004
Pikachu and his friends join their first winter games.
6 Stantler's Little Helpers Christmas Night (クリスマスの夜, Kurisumasu no Yoru) December 22, 1999 November 23, 2004
Pikachu and his friends wants to help Stantler to be on a Sleigh team.
7 Pikachu & Pichu Pichu and Pikachu (ピチューとピカチュウ, Pichū to Pikachū) July 8, 2000 April 6, 2001
While in a city, Pikachu wanders off and meets a pair of mischievous Pichu brothers.
8 Delibird's Dilemma Delibird's Present (デリバードのプレゼント, Deribādo no Purezento) December 22, 2000 June 17, 2006
Ash's, Misty's, and Brock's Pokémon must find Santa's missing presents before midnight.
9 Snorlax Snowman White Story (ホワイトストーリ, Howaito Sutōrī) December 22, 2000 June 17, 2006
A retelling of Frosty the Snowman, starring the same Pokémon and featuring a Snorlax-shaped snowman.
10 Pikachu's PikaBoo Pikachu's Exciting Hide-and-Seek (ピカチュウのドキドキかくれんぼ, Pikachū no Dokidoki Kakurenbo) July 7, 2001 March 18, 2003
Pikachu and Ash and Misty's other Pokémon play hide-and-seek in a mansion and its gardens.
11 Camp Pikachu Pikapika Starry Sky Camp (ピカピカ星空キャンプ, Pikapika Hoshizora Kyanpu) July 13, 2002 January 20, 2004
Pikachu reunites with the Pichu brothers, and they all have a campout with Ash and Misty's other Pokémon.
12 Gotta Dance! Secret Base of the Dancing Pokémon (おどるポケモンひみつ基地, Odoru Pokemon Himitsu Kichi) July 19, 2003 June 1, 2004
Pikachu and Ash, May, and Brock's other Pokémon have a dance with Meowth.
13 Pikachu's Summer Festival (ピカチュウのなつまつり, Pikachū no Natsumatsuri) August 1, 2004
Pikachu and his friends will enjoy the festival.
14 Pokémon 3D Adventure: Find Mew! (ポケモン3Dアドベンチャー ミュウを探せ!, Pokémon 3D Adobencha: Myū o Saga se!) March 18, 2005
Pikachu and his friends are going to find Mew.
15 Pikachu's Ghost Carnival (ピカチュウのおばケカーニバル, Pikachū no oba Karnibaru) August 1, 2005
Pikachu and his friends will enjoy the Ghost Festival.
16 Pokémon 4D: Pikachu's Ocean Adventure Pokémon 3D Adventure 2: Pikachu's Grand Ocean-Floor Adventure (ポケモン3Dアドベンチャー2 ピカチュウ海底大冒険, Pokémon 3D Adobencha 2: Pikachū Kai Soko o Bōken) May 20, 2006 July 1, 2008
Pikachu and his friends are going to the ocean adventure.
17 Pikachu's Island Adventure Pikachu's Naughty Island (ピカチュウのわんぱくアイランド, Pikachū no Wan Airando) August 1, 2006 April 1, 2007
Pikachu and his friends are going to an island adventure.
18 Pikachu's Exploration Club (ピカチュウの探検クラブ, Pikachū no Saga Ken Kurabu) August 1, 2007
Pikachu and his friends are joining the exploration club.
19 Pikachu's Ice Adventure (ピカチュウ 冰の大冒険, Pikachū Hi no o Bōken) August 1, 2008
Pikachu and his friends are going to an ice adventure.
20 Pikachu's Sparkle Search! (ピカチュウのキラキラだいそうさく!, Pikachū no Kira Kira dai Sō Saku!) August 1, 2009
Pikachu and his friends are searching for something during an adventure.
21 Pikachu's Strange Wonder Adventure (ピカチュウのふしざな大冒険, Pikachū no Fushi Zana o Bōken) August 1, 2010
Pikachu and his friends are going to a wonderful strange adventure.
22 Pikachu's Summer Bridge Story (ピカチュウのサマー・ブリッジ・ストーリー, Pikachū bo Sama Burijī Sutori) August 1, 2011
Pikachu and his friends will enjoy the summer bridge story.
23 Sing Meloetta: Search for the Rinka Berries (うたえメロエッタ リンカのみをさがせ, Uta e Meroetta: Rinka no mi o saga se) July 3, 2012
Pikachu and his friends along with Meloetta are going to search for Rinka berries.
24 Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade Meloetta's Sparkling Recital (メロエッタのキラキラリサイタル, Meroetta no Kirakira Risaitaru) July 14, 2012 February 15, 2013
Pikachu, Pansage, Oshawott, Snivy, their trainers' Pokémon and the Pokémon from other regions help Meloetta retrieve a tree's special berries.
25 Eevee & Friends Pikachu and its Eievui Friends (ピカチュウとイーブイ☆フレンズ, Pikachū to Ībui Furenzu) July 13, 2013 December 6, 2013
Pikachu and friends meet an Eevee and its evolved brothers and sisters, including the new Pokémon Sylveon.
26 Pikachu, What's This Key? Pikachu, What's This Key For? (ピカチュウ、これなんのカギ?, Pikachū, Kore Nan no Kagi?) July 19, 2014 February 2, 2015
Pikachu and the other Pokémon of Ash and his friends meet a Klefki who has keys that open up portals to other worlds.
27 Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad Pikachu and the Pokémon Band (ピカチュウとポケモンおんがくたい, Pikachū to Pokémon on gaku Tai) July 18, 2015 December 21, 2015

Pikachu and the other Pokémon of Ash and his friends want to sing and dance together.

Pikachu's Winter Vacation[edit]

Pikachu's Winter Vacation is a series composed of several Pikachu shorts that are related to Winter and Christmas. There are three different sets of segments.

EP# Title Original air date English air date
1 "Pikachu's Winter Vacation" (ピカチュウのふゆやすみ) December 22, 1998 November 25, 2006
This episode is split into two parts:
  • "Christmas Night" (クリスマスであそぼ!, Kurisumasu de Asobo!, Let's Play at Christmas!): Pikachu, Togepi, and more of Ash, Misty and Brock's Pokémon cause havoc on Christmas Eve.
  • "Kanga Games" (雪であそぼ!, Yuki de Asobo!, Let's Play in the Snow!): The Pokémon go exploring the mountain.
2 "Pikachu's Winter Vacation 2000 or Pokémon Pikachu's Winter Vacation 2" (ピカチュウのふゆやすみ2000) December 22, 1999 November 23, 2004
This episode is split into two parts:
  • "Winter Games" (こおりであそぼう!, Koori de Asobou!, Let's Play on the Ice!): Pikachu and his friends join their first winter games.
  • "Stantler's Little Helpers" (クリスマスの夜, Kurisumasu no Yoru, Christmas Night): Pikachu and his friends wants to help Stantler to be on a Sleigh team.
3 "Pichu & Pikachu's Winter Vacation 2001" (ピチューとピカチュウのふゆやすみ2001) December 22, 2000 June 24, 2006
October 14, 2006
This episode is split into three parts:
  • "Delibird's Dilemma" (デリバードのプレゼント, Deribādo no Purezento, Delibird's Present): Ash's, Misty's, and Brock's Pokémon must find Santa's missing presents before midnight.
  • "Snorlax Snowman" (ホワイトストーリー, Howaito Sutōrī, White Story): A retelling of Frosty the Snowman, starring the same Pokémon and featuring a Snorlax-shaped snowman.
  • "Trouble in Big Town" (ぼくたちピチューブラザーズ・風船騒動, Bokutachi Pichū Burazāzu – Fūsen Sōdō, We're The Pichu Brothers: Balloon Disturbance): When playtime turns into a fight, the Pichu Brothers get separated. Compounding this, Pichu Little is soon miles above the ground with only balloons on a string keeping him up, and a wild Murkrow bent on popping the balloons is flying around.

Planetarium specials[edit]

This is a list of special episodes that were shown exclusively at planetariums and museums in Japan.

# Title Japanese air date
1 Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation: Planetarium: Challenge from the Sky (ポケットモンスターアドバンスジェネレーション プラネタリウム 天空からの挑戦) May 29, 2004
2 Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl: Get Together! Pokémon Planet Center (ポケットモンスターダイヤモンドパール・あつまれ!ポケモンプラネットセンター) June 3, 2006
3 Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl: Get Together! Pokémon Star Festival (ポケットモンスターダイヤモンドパール・あつまれポケモン星まつり) May 31, 2008
4 Pocket Monsters Best Wishes!: Celestial Globe of Light and Shadow (ポケットモンスター ベストウイッシュ 光と影のテンキュウギ) June 11, 2011
5 Pocket Monsters XY: Celestial Debris (ポケットモンスター XY 宇宙の破片) July 12, 2014
6 Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon: Planetarium (ポケットモンスター サン&ムーン プラネタリウム) September 10, 2017
7 Pocket Monsters: Message from the Aurora (ポケットモンスター オーロラからのメッセージ) August 29, 2020

Prologue to films[edit]

# Title Japanese air date English air date
1 Slowking's Day (ヤドキングのいちにち, Yadoking's Day) January 1, 2000
It is an anime short about three minutes long. The special is based on the life of the Slowking that was featured in Pokémon: The Movie 2000. Slowking's life on Shamouti Island is very simple and carefree. It was intended to be an extra for Pokémon: The Movie 2000.
2 Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening (ミュウツー ~覚醒への序章~, Mewtwo: The Prologue to its Awakening) July 11, 2013 January 11, 2014
It is a special episode that serves as a prologue to Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened.
3 Diancie — Princess of the Diamond Domain (鉱国のプリンセス ディアンシー, Diancie, Princess of the Ore Country) July 17, 2014 November 6, 2014
It is a short that serves as a prologue to Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.
4 Hoopa — The Mischief Pokémon (おでまし小魔神フーパ, The Mini Djinn Appears: Hoopa) June 19, 2015 December 3, 2015
It is a special episode that serves as a prologue to Hoopa and the Clash of Ages. It was available in Japan along with the purchase of a ticket for Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages.

Special episodes from main anime series[edit]

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Special (2011)[edit]

No. in
season
English title
Japanese title
Original air dateEnglish air date
1"Dawn - Setting Off on a New Journey!"  (Hikari - Setting Off on a New Journey!)
Transcription: "Hikari - Atarata Naru Tabidachi!" (Japanese: ヒカリ・新たなる旅立ち!)
February 3, 2011 (2011-02-03)
2"Pewter Gym - The Greatest Crisis Ever!"  (Nibi Gym - The Greatest Crisis Ever!)
Transcription: "Nibi Jimu - Shinjō Saidai no Kiki!" (Japanese: ニビジム・史上最大の危機!)
February 3, 2011 (2011-02-03)

Pokémon Black and White Special (2013-2014)[edit]

No. in
season
English title
Japanese title
Original air dateEnglish air date
1"Cilan and Brock! Gyarados's Outrage!!"[b]
Transcription: "Dento to Takeshi! Gyaradosu no Gekirin!!" (Japanese: デントとタケシ!ギャラドスのげきりん!!)
October 3, 2013 (2013-10-03)
2"Iris vs. Ibuki! The Path to Becoming a Dragon Master!!"[b]
Transcription: "Airisu Bui Esu Ibuki! Doragon Masutā e no Michi!!" (Japanese: アイリスVSイブキ!ドラゴンマスターへの道!!)
March 27, 2014 (2014-03-27)

Pokémon XY Special (2014-2016)[edit]

No. in seasonEnglish title
Japanese title
Original air dateEnglish air date
1"Pokémon: Mega Evolution Special I" (The Strongest Mega Evolution: Act I)
Transcription: "Saikyō Mega Shinka ~Act I~" (Japanese: 最強メガシンカ~Act I~)
April 3, 2014 (2014-04-03)May 31, 2014
2"Pokémon: Mega Evolution Special II" (The Strongest Mega Evolution: Act II)
Transcription: "Saikyō Mega Shinka ~Act II~" (Japanese: 最強メガシンカ~Act II~)
November 6, 2014 (2014-11-06)February 7, 2015
3"Pokémon: Mega Evolution Special III" (The Strongest Mega Evolution: Act III)
Transcription: "Saikyō Mega Shinka ~Act III~" (Japanese: 最強メガシンカ~Act III~)
March 19, 2015 (2015-03-19)August 15, 2015
4"Pokémon: Mega Evolution Special IV" (The Strongest Mega Evolution: Act IV)
Transcription: "Saikyō Mega Shinka ~Act IV~" (Japanese: 最強メガシンカ~Act IV~)
October 29, 2015 (2015-10-29)December 26, 2015
5"The Legend of X, Y, and Z!" (XYZ's Legend!)
Transcription: "XYZ no densetsu!" (Japanese: XYZの伝説!)
November 3, 2016 (2016-11-03)January 28, 2017
6"The Strongest Duo! Citron and Cilan!!"
Transcription: "Saikyō no futari! Citron to Dent!!" (Japanese: 最強の二人!シトロンとデント!!)
November 10, 2016 (2016-11-10)

Pokémon Journeys Special (2022)[edit]

No.English title
Japanese title
Japanese air dateEnglish air date
1"The Arceus Chronicles (Part 1)"  (Satoshi and Go! Let's Go to the Sinnoh Fest!!)
Transcription: "Satoshi to gō! Shin'oufesu ni gō! !" (Japanese: サトシとゴウ!シンオウフェスにゴー!!)
January 21, 2022 (2022-01-21)September 23, 2022
2"The Arceus Chronicles (Part 2)"  (Rampaging Heatran!!)
Transcription: "Hīdoran bakushin! !" (Japanese: ヒードラン爆進!!)
January 21, 2022 (2022-01-21)September 23, 2022
3"The Arceus Chronicles (Part 3)"  (The Fierce Fighting at Mount Tengan!!)
Transcription: "Tengansan no dai nessen! !" (Japanese: テンガン山の大熱戦!!)
January 28, 2022 (2022-01-28)September 23, 2022
4"The Arceus Chronicles (Part 4)"  (Miraculous Radiance! The Legend of Sinnoh!)
Transcription: "Kiseki no kagayaki! Shin'ō densetsu!" (Japanese: 奇跡の輝き!シンオウ伝説!)
January 28, 2022 (2022-01-28)September 23, 2022
5"The Distant Blue Sky"
Transcription: "Haruka Naru Aoi Sora" (Japanese: 遥かなる青い空)
December 23, 2022 (2022-12-23)TBA

Spin-off[edit]

Pokémon Chronicles (2002-2004)[edit]

EP# Title Original air date English air date[53][54][55]
1 "The Legend of Thunder (Part 1)" (ライコウ 雷の伝説, Raikou – Ikazuchi no Densetsu, Raikou Legend of Thunder) December 30, 2001 June 3, 2006[56]
A three-part episode. On his Pokémon Journey, Jimmy meets his old friend, Marina, at a Pokémon Center. The two of them, later teaming up with Vincent, discover and attempt to foil an attempt by Hun and Attila to steal Raikou.
2 "The Legend of Thunder (Part 2)" (ライコウ 雷の伝説, Raikou – Ikazuchi no Densetsu, Raikou Legend of Thunder) December 30, 2001 June 10, 2006
A three-part episode. On his Pokémon Journey, Jimmy meets his old friend, Marina, at a Pokémon Center. The two of them, later teaming up with Vincent, discover and attempt to foil an attempt by Hun and Attila to steal Raikou.
3 "The Legend of Thunder (Part 3)" (ライコウ 雷の伝説, Raikou – Ikazuchi no Densetsu, Raikou Legend of Thunder) December 30, 2001 June 10, 2006
A three-part episode. On his Pokémon Journey, Jimmy meets his old friend, Marina, at a Pokémon Center. The two of them, later teaming up with Vincent, discover and attempt to foil an attempt by Hun and Attila to steal Raikou.
4 "Pikachu's Winter Vacation" December 22, 2000 June 24, 2006
This episode is split into two parts:
  • "Delibird's Dilemma" (デリバードのプレゼント, Deribādo no Purezento, Delibird's Present): Ash's, Misty's, and Brock's Pokémon must find Santa's missing presents before midnight.
  • "Snorlax Snowman" (ホワイトストーリー, Howaito Sutōrī, White Story): A retelling of Frosty the Snowman, starring the same Pokémon and featuring a Snorlax-shaped snowman.
5 "A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!" (タケシ!ニビジムをすくえ!, Takeshi! Nibi Jimu wo Sukue!, Takeshi! Save Nibi Gym!) December 3, 2002 July 1, 2006
Brock returns to Pewter City, but is shocked to discover that his mother has returned, and has turned the Pokémon Gym into a Water-type Gym. He now has to battle to save the Gym for his brother, Forrest.
6 "Cerulean Blues" (ハナダジムのリベンジマッチ!, Hanada Jimu no Ribenji Matchi!, Revenge Match at Hanada Gym!) December 10, 2002 July 8, 2006
Misty returns home to become the leader of the Cerulean City Pokémon Gym, but has to deal with a number of problems that have cropped up during her absence, including a rampaging Gyarados and her rivals the Invincible Brothers seeking control of the Gym.
7 "We're No Angels!" (がんばれ!前向きロケット団, Ganbare! Maemuki Roketto-dan!, Tough Battle! Stay Positive, Team Rocket!) December 17, 2002 July 15, 2006
Team Rocket lands in a village where they are mistaken for Team Righteous (a vintage TV superhero duo wearing identical uniforms), and face a dilemma deciding between building a robot army or living up to the high expectations of the villagers.
8 "Showdown at the Oak Corral" (オーキド邸だいけっせん!!, Ōkido-yashiki Daikessen!, Epic Battle at Okido's Lab) January 14, 2003 July 22, 2006
Butch and Cassidy of Team Rocket break into Professor Oak's lab and steal all of the Poké Balls, so Ash's Pokémon have to get them back.
9 "The Blue Badge of Courage" (カスミ!ブルーバッジをゲットせよ!, Kasumi! Burū Bajji o Getto se yo!, Kasumi! Get the Blue Badge!) February 25, 2003 July 22, 2006
Tracey and Sakura visit Misty at the Cerulean City Pokémon Gym, so that Sakura can battle Misty for a Gym Badge. Misty is out of Gym Badges, however, so the three of them travel to the home of the badge maker.
10 "Oaknapped!" (ポケモン捜査網!オーキド博士をさがせ!!, Pokémon Sōsa! Ōkido-hakase o Sagase!!, Pokémon Investigation! Search For Professor Okido!) April 8, 2003 July 29, 2006
Butch and Cassidy kidnap Professor Oak in order to learn about Pokérus for Professor Nanba's evil plans, and Tracey and Ritchie have to rescue him.
11 "A Date With Delcatty" (カスミ真剣勝負!命かけます!?, Kasumi Shinken Shōbu! Inochi Kakemasu!?, Kasumi Fights For Real! Risking A Life!?) September 2, 2003 August 5, 2006
Casey visits Cerulean City to visit Misty and watch a baseball match with the Electabuzz. Meanwhile, Butch and Cassidy receive orders to steal the Delcatty of a trainer who also happens to have a crush on Misty and tickets to see the Electabuzz.
12 "Celebi and Joy!" (もうひとつのセレビィ伝説, Mō Hitotsu no Serebī Densetsu, Another Celebi Legend!) October 7, 2003 August 12, 2006
Ritchie arrives in a town where the Mayor plans to demolish the Pokémon Center, but an old Nurse Joy does not want to lose the memories it contains. Celebi sends Ritchie back in time to make things right.
13 "Training Daze" (ロケット団 愛と青春の原点, Roketto-dan Ai to Seishun no Genten, Team Rocket! Origin of Love and Youth!) September 30, 2003 August 19, 2006
Jessie recounts how she met up with James and Meowth, and how they became members of Team Rocket. Notable for the one of only three times that Butch is called by his proper name.
14 "Journey to the Starting Line!" (マサラタウン、ポケモントレーナーの旅立ち, Masara Taun, Pokémon Torēnā no Tabidachi!, Masara Town, A Pokémon Trainer Sets Off) October 14, 2003 August 26, 2006
Ash's Tauros stampede through Professor Oak's lab causing a baby Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander to run away on the same day that the mayor's son, Gilbert, is about to start his Pokémon Journey.
15 "Putting The Air Back In Aerodactyl!" (ポケモン研究者シゲルと復活のプテラ, Pokémon Kenkyūsha Shigeru to Fukkatsu no Putera, Pokémon Researcher Shigeru & The Revived Ptera!) March 16, 2004 September 2, 2006
Professor Oak and Tracey visit Gary, who is researching prehistoric Pokémon. They have successfully brought an Aerodactyl to life, but must gain control of it before anyone is endangered (or before Butch and Cassidy can steal it).Notable for the one of only three times that Butch is called by his proper name.
16 "Luvdisc Is A Many Splendored Thing!" (カスミとラブカス!ラブバトル!, Kasumi to Rabukasu! Rabu Batoru!, Kasumi and Lovecus! Love Battle!) September 14, 2004 September 23, 2006
Misty and Daisy each have a new Luvdisc, but only one loves the other. To make matters worse, Butch and Cassidy steal them for Professor Nanba, who plans to use them to rid the world of love forever. Notable for the one of only three times that Butch is called by his proper name.
17 "Those Darn Electabuzz!" (ナナコとリザードン!炎の猛特訓!, Nanako to Rizādon! Honō no Mōtokkun!, Nanako & Lizardon! Intensive Fire Training!) September 21, 2004 September 23, 2006
Casey meets the pitcher for her favourite baseball team, the Electabuzz. He left due to a shoulder injury, but has lost the fire to perform, while his Charizard has literally lost its fire and ability to fly. She must restore the fighting spirit to both of them.
18 "The Search for the Legend" (天駆ける伝説 ヒロシとファイヤー!, Amakakeru Densetsu Hiroshi to Faiyā!, Galloping Sky Legend – Hiroshi & Fire!!) September 28, 2004 September 30, 2006
While taking a voyage on the SS Anne, Ritchie meets a trainer called Silver, who is on his way to battle Moltres with two Professors from the Bogus Fake University of Science. However, the "professors" are really Butch and Cassidy, and they want to capture Moltres for Team Rocket.
19 "Of Meowth and Pokémon" (出会いのミレニアムタウン / アルバイトはたいへんニャース!?, Deai no Mireniamu Taun / Arubaito wa taihen Nyāsu!?, The Millennium Town Encounter! / Nyarth with a Part-Time Job!?) March 4, 2003 October 7, 2006
Meowth takes a break from trying to capture Pikachu to spend time in Big Town. But his dream project to build a golden statue gets off to a bad start when he loses his picnic basket in a series of mix-ups. And then to pay for it he gets some jobs, but makes the Pichu possé to do the work. This story is continued in "Trouble In Big Town."
20 "Trouble in Big Town" (ぼくたちピチューブラザーズ・風船騒動, Bokutachi Pichū Burazāzu – Fūsen Sōdō, We're The Pichu Brothers: Balloon Disturbance) December 22, 2000 October 14, 2006
When playtime turns into a fight, the Pichu Brothers get separated. Compounding this, Pichu Little is soon miles above the ground with only balloons on a string keeping him up, and a wild Murkrow bent on popping the balloons is flying around. This story is continued in "Big Meowth, Little Dreams."
21 "Big Meowth, Little Dreams" (迷探偵ニャース参上! / メイッコルリリは大迷惑, Meitantei Nyāsu Sanjō! / Meikko Ruriri daimeiwaku?, Calling Great Detective Nyarth / Ruriri the Niece is a Great Nuisance?) June 17, 2003 October 21, 2006
With two days left in Big Town, Meowth gives up on his statue, and just wants to eat his tuna fish sandwich, which then mysteriously runs away from him. Then, the next day, he tries to woo a Skitty while the Pichu Brothers chase after an Azurill.
22 "Pikachu's Winter Vacation" December 22, 1998 November 25, 2006
This episode is split into two parts:
  • "Christmas Night" (クリスマスであそぼ!, Kurisumasu de Asobo!, Let's Play at Christmas!): Pikachu, Togepi, and more of Ash, Misty and Brock's Pokémon cause havoc on Christmas Eve.
  • "Kanga Games" (雪であそぼ!, Yuki de Asobo!, Let's Play in the Snow!): The Pokémon go exploring the mountain.


Television specials[edit]

English title Japanese title Japanese release date English release date
Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns Mewtwo! I Am Here (ミュウツー! 我はココニ在リ, Myūtsū! Ware wa Koko ni Ari) December 30, 2000 December 4, 2001
Mewtwo, who has been hiding out in the Johto region since last he was seen, has been located by Giovanni. Now the Rocket Boss wants to recapture the powerful Pokémon to again use him for his own purposes.
Pokemon: The Legend of Thunder Pocket Monsters Crystal: Raikou - Legend of Thunder (ポケットモンスタークリスタル・ライコウ 雷の伝説, Poketto monsuta kurisutaru: Raikou kaminari no densetsu) December 30, 2001 June 3, 2006
June 10, 2006
Jimmy meets his old friend, Marina, at a Pokémon Center. The two of them, later teaming up with Vincent, discover and attempt to foil an attempt by Hun and Attila to steal Raikou.
Pokémon: The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon The Terrifying Mirage Pokémon (戦慄のミラージュポケモン, Senritsu no Mirāju Pokemon) October 13, 2006 April 29, 2006
Ash, May, Max, and Brock meet up with Misty and Professor Oak to investigate Dr. Yung's new Mirage Pokémon system. But when the mysterious Mirage Master appears with a Mirage Mewtwo, Ash is forced to fight him to stop his plans to dominate the world with his Mirage Pokémon.

Other special episodes[edit]

EP# Title Original air date English air date
1 Pichu Bros. in Party Panic (ぼくたちピチューブラザーズ・パーティはおおさわぎ!のまき, We are the Pichu Brothers - The 'Great Party Uproar!' Chapter) July 18, 2003 December 1, 2003
2 A Ripple in Time (時の波紋) February 12, 2022

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ash is voiced in English by Veronica Taylor for the first eight seasons and Sarah Natochenny from season 9 onwards. His voice actor in Japanese is Rica Matsumoto.
  2. ^ a b These episodes are labeled as "extra episodes" in Japan, but were broadcast under the Decolora Adventures title and are included within this season.
  1. ^ Green in the Japanese version.

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