Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series

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Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series
Season 25
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Country of originJapan
No. of episodes50 + 5 specials
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original releaseDecember 17, 2021 (2021-12-17) –
present (present)
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Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series is the twenty-fifth and current season of the Pokémon anime series, and the third and final season of Pokémon Journeys: The Series, known in Japan as Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター, Poketto Monsutā). The season premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo on December 17, 2021 and in the United States on Netflix on October 21, 2022, with new episodes to be released on February 24, 2023.[1][2] In Canada, the season premiered on Teletoon on May 28, 2022 and Télétoon.[3] This season culminates the research fellowship adventures of Ash Ketchum and Goh (sometimes Chloe joins them) as they travel across all eight regions, including the new Galar region from Pokémon Sword and Shield and the Galar region's Crown Tundra from Pokémon Sword and Shield: The Crown Tundra, based at Cerise Laboratory in Vermillion City in the Kanto region. Ash ascends through the ranks of the World Coronation Series and Goh continues his work with Project Mew. Four episodes released on January 21 and 28, 2022 (exclusive to Amazon Prime Video in Japan) are an arc based on the Pokémon Legends: Arceus game, with the third and fourth episodes coinciding with the release of the games. The story arc debuted on Netflix on September 23, 2022, under the name Pokémon: The Arceus Chronicles.

As announced in December 2022, this is the final season for Ash and Pikachu as main characters. An 11-episode special arc is slated to be their sendoff. This final arc, subtitled Aim to Be a Pokémon Master is considered to be part of the Ultimate Journeys season internationally. The next series, premiering in April 2023, will follow entirely new protagonists.[4][5]

The Japanese opening song is "One, Two, Three" (1ワン2ツー3スリー, Wan, Tsū, Surī) by Karaage Sisters for 9 episodes, and by Satoshi / Ash Ketchum (Rika Matsumoto) and Goh (Daiki Yamashita) starting with episode 1187. The ending song is "Supereffective Type" (バツグンタイプ, Batsugun Taipu) by the Pokémon Music Club's Junichi Masuda, Pasocom Music Club and Pokémon Kids 2019, divided into two parts: the Fire → Grass → Water → Rock → Fire Ver. (ほのお→くさ→みず→いわ→ほのおVer., Honō →Kusa → Mizu → Iwa → Honō Ver.) on odd numbered episodes, the Water → Ground → Electric → Flying → Bug Ver. (みず→じめん→でんき→ひこう→むしVer., Mizu → Jimen → Denki → Hikou → Mushi Ver.) on even numbered episodes, and the English opening song is "With You" by Echosmith. Its instrumental version serves as the ending theme.

Episode list

Jap. overall[a]Eng. overall[a]No. in season[a]English title
Japanese title
Original air date [6]English release date
117811711"The Spectral Express! (The Ghost Train Departs...)"
Transcription: "Gōsuto Ressha, Shuppatsu, da yo..." (Japanese: ゴースト列車、出発、だよ...)
December 17, 2021 (2021-12-17)October 21, 2022[1]
While heading to Stow-on-Side via train, Ash accidentally bumps into Allister, who loses his train ticket. Ash and Goh try to return Allister's ticket, but the latter flees and enters the ghost train. Ash and Goh also enter the ghost train, but Ash becomes possessed by a spirit after he touches a Spiritomb stone. The spirit is eventually returned to the Spiritomb stone, and the two boys arrive at their destination. However, Allister and the ghost train disappear right after it had arrived in Stow-on-Side.
117911722"The Winding Path to Greatness! (Gangar Does Its Best! The Road to Kyodaimax!!)"
Transcription: "Gengā Ganbaru! Kyodaimakkusu e no Michi!!" (Japanese: ゲンガー頑張る!キョダイマックスへの道!!)
December 24, 2021 (2021-12-24)October 21, 2022
Ash and Goh meet up with Allister to ask for his help in getting Ash's Gengar to achieve its Gigantamax form. Allister agrees and takes the boys to the stadium. There, Gengar only Dynamaxes instead of transforming into its Gigantamax form. Allister explains that Gengar must consume Max Soup made from Max Mushrooms in order to Gigantamax. The trio head out to collect three clusters of Max Mushrooms that are required. After the Max Mushrooms are gathered, Allister starts preparing the soup. The next day, Gengar drinks the Max Soup and gains the ability to Gigantamax.
118011733"It's All in the Name! (Your Name is Francoise)"
Transcription: "Kimi no Na wa Furansowāzu" (Japanese: 君の名はフランソワーズ)
January 14, 2022 (2022-01-14)October 21, 2022

Professor Cerise's assistant, Ren, recounts the first time he met his Magnemite, Francois. Meanwhile, in Vermilion City, multiple Magnemite start behaving abnormally due to a geomagnetic storm.

The English dubbed episode was dedicated in memory of Billy Kametz, who died on June 9, 2022.
118111744"Suffering the Flings and Arrows! (The Heracros Loss, the Kailios in Love)"
Transcription: "Herakurosu Rosu, Koisuru Kairosu" (Japanese: ヘラクロスロス、恋するカイロス)
January 21, 2022 (2022-01-21)October 21, 2022
When Goh returns from the Unova region with a new Pokémon, a Lilligant, his Heracross immediately becomes attracted to it. This causes Goh's Pinsir to feel dejected. Ash, Goh, and Chloe attend a Pokémon flower arrangement class hosted by Erika to help Pinsir win over Heracross.
SP–11SP–6SP–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
SP–12SP–7SP–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
118211755"The Good, The Bad, and The Lucky! (Farewell! The Wandering Rocket Gang!)"
Transcription: "Saraba! Sasurai no Roketto-dan!" (Japanese: サラバ!さすらいのロケット団!)
January 28, 2022 (2022-01-28)October 21, 2022
When the Team Rocket trio suffer another failed attempt to catch Pikachu, they become fed up with their countless failures. On their way to complain to those in charge about their vending machine, they meet up with Cassidy and Butch, who have both left Team Rocket and have gone their separate ways. Butch tells the trio that there is more to life than Team Rocket. As a result, the trio temporarily disband, but later reunite.
SP–13SP–8SP–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
SP–14SP–9SP–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
118311766"Lighting the Way Home! (Reach Space! Denryu's Light!!)"
Transcription: "Uchū ni Todoke! Denryū no Hikari!!" (Japanese: 宇宙にとどけ!デンリュウの光!!)
February 4, 2022 (2022-02-04)October 21, 2022
Ash and Goh arrive in Hoenn and meet up with Sophocles, who is working on a project to bring a space probe, known as the Talonflame 2, back to earth. The trio work together to ensure that the space probe has a safe return.
118411777"An Evolution in Taste! (Yadoking! Curry Encounter!!)"
Transcription: "Yadokingu! Karē Naru Sōgū!!" (Japanese: ヤドキング!カレーなる遭遇!!)
February 11, 2022 (2022-02-11)October 21, 2022
Ash and Goh make a second visit to Slowpoke Island. While there, a group of Galarian Slowpoke, along with a Galarian Slowbro and Slowking also arrive on the island and intend on becoming acquainted with their Kantonian counterparts. Later, Ash and Goh become possessed by the crowns of the two Slowking and have a rap battle, whilst also making a special curry udon dish in the process.
118511788"Out of Their Elements! (Pokémon Circus! Booster and Thunders!!)"
Transcription: "Pokemon Sākasu! Būsutā to Sandāsu!!" (Japanese: ポケモンサーカス!ブースターとサンダース!!)
February 18, 2022 (2022-02-18)October 21, 2022
Ash, Goh, and Chloe are invited to be special guests in a Pokémon circus. At the site of the event, the two performers, Harmony, who likes Fire types, intends on evolving her Eevee into a Flareon. Meanwhile, Billy, who likes Electric types, plans to evolve his Eevee into a Jolteon. However, the performers accidentally evolve their Pokémon into the opposite forms. Despite a few obstacles, Harmony and Billy are able to pull of a successful show. Chloe is given a Thunder and Fire stone for potential use in the future.
118611799"Battling Turned Up to Eleven! (Mary from Spiketown!)"
Transcription: "Supaikutaun no Marī!" (Japanese: スパイクタウンのマリィ!)
February 25, 2022 (2022-02-25)October 21, 2022
Ash travels to Spikemuth in Galar for his next World Coronation Series match against Marnie. Ash and Goh meet Piers, who redirects Ash to Wyndon instead. Ash arrives just in time, and the battle against him and Marnie gets underway. Ash sends out Gengar while Marnie uses Grimmsnarl. After exchanging a few attacks, Marnie Gigantamaxes her Grimmsnarl, with Ash Gigantamaxing Gengar sometime later. Both Pokémon return to their normal forms, and Gengar eventually finishes off Grimmsnarl with a Shadow Ball, giving Ash another victory and improving his rank to 15.
1187118010"Meeting Up with the Monarch! (Adhesion! Dande's Special Training!!)"
Transcription: "Mitchaku! Dande no Supesharu Torēningu!!" (Japanese: 密着!ダンデのスペシャルトレーニング!!)
March 4, 2022 (2022-03-04)October 21, 2022
The day after his World Coronation Series match against Marnie, Ash heads off to watch Leon's battle against Flint of the Sinnoh Elite Four. After the battle, Leon invites Ash to join him in a training session. In the meantime, Goh visits the Wild Area to catch new Pokémon and meets up with Sonia.
1188118111"A One-Stick Wonder! (The One Stick, Bacchinkey!)"
Transcription: "Sutikku Ippon, Bachinkī!" (Japanese: スティック一本、バチンキー!)
March 11, 2022 (2022-03-11)October 21, 2022
Ash and Goh spend the night in the Wild Area when they come across a wild Thwackey with only one stick. They soon meet up with the group that the Thwackey hangs out with, which includes a bunch of other Thwackey along with a Grookey and a Rillaboom. The boys discover that the first Thwackey they had met is unable to drum to a rhythmic beat due to it only having one stick. So, Ash, Goh and Goh's Grookey decide to help the Thwackey learn how to drum with just a singular stick.
1189118212"Battling in the Freezing Raid! (Trial Mission! A Frozen Raid Battle!!)"
Transcription: "Toraiaru Misshon! Hyōketsu no Reido Batoru!!" (Japanese: トライアルミッション!氷結のレイドバトル!!)
March 18, 2022 (2022-03-18)October 21, 2022
Goh's next Project Mew assignment is to have a raid battle against the Legendary Pokémon Articuno. Ash and Goh head to the Seafoam Islands to search for Articuno. Goh reunites with his friend, Horace, who is also a Project Mew challenger. Gary also appears and joins the other boys in the search for Articuno. Once they find the Legendary Pokémon, the boys join forces and have a battle against Articuno. Eventually, Articuno flees, ultimately ending the raid battle. For completing the mission, Goh, Gary, and Horace are rewarded with Project Mew tokens.
1190118313"Satoshi and Citron! Great Special Friendship Training!!"
Transcription: "Satoshi to Shitoron! Yūjō Dai Tokkun!!" (Japanese: サトシとシトロン!友情大特訓!!)
April 1, 2022 (2022-04-01)February 24, 2023[2]
Satoshi and Go have arrived in Kalos, where Satoshi has agreed to reunite with Citron and Eureka. On his way to Miare City, Satoshi discovers that his next World Coronation Series battle is set for the next day and will be against Dracaena, one of the Kalos Elite Four members. Satoshi eventually meets up with Citron, with Go and Eureka arriving some time later. Satoshi's Negigaknight attempts to learn Meteor Assault, but it fails initially. With some training, Negigaknight masters its new move. After the training session, Satoshi and Citron have a double battle, which results in a victory for Satoshi.
1191118414"Hyper Class! Vs. Elite Four Dracaena!!"
Transcription: "Haipā Kurasu! Buiesu Shiten'nō Dorasena!!" (Japanese: ハイパークラス!VS四天王ドラセナ!!)
April 1, 2022 (2022-04-01)February 24, 2023
The World Coronation Series battle between Satoshi and Dracaena begins with Satoshi starting off with Negigaknight, while Dracaena brings out her Onvern. After Negigaknight struggles, Satoshi swaps it for Uonoragon. Dracaena also switches Onvern in favor of Tyltalis, which becomes Mega Tyltalis moments later. Uonoragon isn't able to do much, so Satoshi brings Negigaknight back out. Negigaknight takes out Mega Tyltalis with a Meteor Assault, but it faints as well. Onvern and Uonoragon are brought back out. The two Pokémon clash with Dragon Pulse and Dragon Rush, with Onvern fainting from the hard hit. Satoshi earns himself another victory and rises to 9th overall in the standings.
1192118515"Eievui and Nymphia! Encounter and Reunion!!"
Transcription: "Ībui to Ninfia! Deai to Saikai!!" (Japanese: イーブイとニンフィア!出会いと再会!!)
April 8, 2022 (2022-04-08)February 24, 2023
Koharu heads off to the Hoenn region after hearing about a trainer with a Nymphia. Once there, Koharu meets Ruthia, who forces Koharu to join the local Pokémon contest. Koharu also runs into Serena, who encourages her to participate in the contest. Satoshi and Go are on their way to the contest hall when they are suddenly approached by Mikuri, who challenges Satoshi to a Pokémon battle, which Satoshi ends up winning. Koharu, Serena, and Ruthia all perform in the Pokémon contest, with Serena and Ruthia tying for first place. While Koharu and Serena say their goodbyes, Satoshi and Go both run past Serena to get on a boat with Koharu. Serena recognizes Satoshi and calls out to him. The two of them briefly reunite and share their respective goals.
1193118616"A New Program! The Rocket Gang Undercover Kingdom Radio!!"
Transcription: "Shin Bangumi! Roketto-dan Naisho Ōkoku Rajio!!" (Japanese: 新番組!ロケット団ないしょ王国ラジオ!!)
April 15, 2022 (2022-04-15)February 24, 2023
When the Rocket-dan trio is ordered by Sakaki to recruit new members to Rocket-dan, they launch a late night radio show in the hopes of having their viewers join the organization. When they fail to get any recruits, they make some alterations to make their program more popular, having completely forgotten their goal to attract new members.
1194118717"Help Us, Big Bro Wanpachi!"
Transcription: "Tasukete, Wanpachi no Aniki!" (Japanese: 助けて、ワンパチのアニキ!)
April 22, 2022 (2022-04-22)February 24, 2023
While spending the day at Sakuragi Park, Wanpachi is responsible for resolving any issues amongst the Pokémon residing at the park. Later on, Satoshi receives a notification for his next World Coronation Series match against Kibana, with the possibility of being promoted to the Master Class.
1195118818"Lucario and Gekkouga! The Wave Guidance of Fate!!"
Transcription: "Rukario to Gekkōga! Unmei no Hadō!" (Japanese: ルカリオとゲッコウガ!運命の波導!!)
April 29, 2022 (2022-04-29)February 24, 2023
After Satoshi and Lucario prepare for their upcoming battle against Kibana, Go's Keromatsu suddenly evolves into a Gekogashira. Satoshi is reminded of his own Gekkouga and decides to head to Kalos to have Lucario learn some new techniques from Gekkouga. Later on, Satoshi and Lucario both feel Gekkouga's presence. When a bunch of roots appear and starts attacking Lucario, Gekkouga appears. Lucario and Gekkouga have a battle, but Lucario isn't able to keep up with Gekkouga's speed. Frustrated, Lucario runs off and is followed by Gekkouga. Gekkouga finds Lucario and starts teaching Lucario how to improve its aura abilities. When the two Pokémon detect that Satoshi and Go are in danger, they immediately run back to protect the boys. Lucario and Gekkouga join forces and take down the roots with a combination of Water Shuriken and Aura Sphere. With the situation now resolved, Satoshi and Lucario thank Gekkouga for its help and bid it farewell, with the latter disappearing back into the forest.
1196118919"VS Kibana! Battle for Masters Eight!!"
Transcription: "VS Kibana! Masutāzueito o kaketa tatakai!!" (Japanese: VSキバナ!マスターズエイトをかけた戦い!!)
May 6, 2022 (2022-05-06)February 24, 2023
Satoshi arrives in the Galar region for his World Coronation Series promotion match against Kibana. Satoshi ultimately wins the battle and is promoted to the Master Class, joining Isshu champion Iris; Miare Conference winner Alan; Kalos champion Carnet; Kanto and Johto champion Wataru; Hoenn champion Daigo; Sinnoh champion Shirona; and Dande in the Masters Eight.
1197119020"Battle Royale Betrayal!"
Transcription: "Uragiri no Batturu Royaru!" (Japanese: 裏切りのバトルロイヤル!)
May 13, 2022 (2022-05-13)February 24, 2023
Go's next Project Mew trial mission is a battle royale against other Project Mew members, with the mission taking place at Sea Kinsetsu. During the trial, Go encounters his friend Tokio, and they team up to take on the remaining trainers. Go and Tokio wind up as the last two trainers, and Tokio decides that he wants to withdraw in order for Go to be declared the winner. However, Go convinces Tokio to battle him, with the battle resulting in Go's defeat. Tokio receives three tokens for being the winner, while Go receives two tokens.
1198119121"Mohn and Lilie, Snowfield Reunion"
Transcription: "Moon to Riirie, Setsugen no Saikai" (Japanese: モーンとリーリエ、雪原の再会)
May 20, 2022 (2022-05-20)February 24, 2023
Satoshi, Go, and Koharu head to the Crown Snowfield after hearing reports of a mysterious Pokémon. Lilie, Gladio, and Lusamine also make their way to the Crown Snowfield to continue their search for Mohn. Lilie and her family eventually find Mohn at a cabin, but he has no memory of them due to having amnesia caused from the accident that sent him away from his family many years earlier. Mohn reveals that he's been living with an Utsuroid, which he believes is actually Lilie. Satoshi, Go and Koharu also joins them. Lilie and Gladio restore their father's memories by making him look at a reflection of himself. The reunited family catches the Utsuroid that is revealed to have saved Mohn during the accident. With the search for Mohn now complete, the family decides to return to Alola.
1199119222"A Triumphant Return! The Alola Champion!!"
Transcription: "Gaisen no Kikan! Arora Champion!!" (Japanese: 凱旋! アローラチャンピオン!!)
May 27, 2022 (2022-05-27)February 24, 2023
Lilie and her family, along with Satoshi, Go and Koharu return to the Alola region and reunite with their friends from the Pokémon school. In the following day, Satoshi, Professor Kukui, Kaki and Gladio all participate in a Battle Royal. Kaki and Gladio are the first to be eliminated from the battle, while Satoshi and Professor Kukui both use special Z-Moves to finish off the battle. However, the winner of the battle is unknown. In the evening, Satoshi has a brief encounter with Kapu-Kokeko, with the guardian deity wishing Satoshi success in his upcoming Masters Tournament battles.
1200119323"The Last Mission! Catch Regieleki and Regidrago!!"
Transcription: "Rasuto Misshon! Regieleki Regidorago o Getto Seyo!!" (Japanese: ラストミッション! レジエレキ・レジドラゴをゲットせよ!!)
June 3, 2022 (2022-06-03)February 24, 2023
For Go's final Project Mew Trial Mission, he elects to head to the Crown Snowfield to go after Regieleki and Regidrago. Go reunites with Shigeru, and the two head into the Ruins of Decision. Go and Shigeru are forced to work together after they are ambushed by fellow Project Mew members. The two defeat Shunya and Lyla in a battle, allowing them to have a crack at capturing the Legendary Pokémon first. Go and Shigeru eventually capture Regieleki and Regidrago respectively and pass the Trial Mission, with the both of them earning three Mew tokens. Go and Shigeru both qualify as Chasers along with Tokio.
1201119424"Training Battle of Flames! Satoshi VS Shinji!!"
Transcription: "Honou no Tokkun Batoru! Satoshi tai Shinji!!" (Japanese: 炎の特訓バトル!サトシ対シンジ!!)
June 10, 2022 (2022-06-10)February 24, 2023
Satoshi and Go make their way to Professor Okido's lab and reunite with Satoshi's Pokémon from his past journeys. In a forest nearby, Satoshi and Shinji become reacquainted for the first time since their battle in the Sinnoh League. While all the Pokémon are elsewhere to train, Satoshi challenges Shinji to a battle, which Shinji accepts, declaring that it will be a three-on-three with no switching. Satoshi starts off the battle by sending out Lucario first, while Shinji sends out his Gyarados. Gyarados initially gets the upper hand on Lucario, but it gets taken out by Lucario's newly learned Bullet Punch. The next match up is between Satoshi's Kairyu and Shinji's Gaburias, with Kairyu eventually being knocked out. In the last battle, Gangar goes up against Shinji's Metagross. After taking a beating, Gangar uses its new Will-O-Wisp attack along with a Shadow Ball to defeat Metagross. Satoshi wins the battle, having earned two out of three wins. After Shinji leaves, it is revealed that Shinji had received an offer to become a Gym Leader, which is why he came to learn more about Pokémon from Professor Okido. With more confidence, Satoshi is eager to head to Galar for the Masters Tournament.
1202119525"Opening! Masters Tournament!!"
Transcription: "Kaimaku! Masutaazu Toonamento!!" (Japanese: 開幕!マスターズトーナメント!!)
June 17, 2022 (2022-06-17)TBA
The World Coronation Series Masters Tournament officially commences, but not before all of the members of the Masters Eight are introduced in an opening ceremony. After the introductions, the first round match-ups are revealed. Dande is pit against Alan, Wataru will face Carnet, Shirona is matched up against Iris, and Satoshi will take on Daigo. Next, the battle between Dande and Alan begins. Alan fails to take control for the entirety of the battle, and his ace Pokémon Lizardon is knocked out by Dande's own Lizardon in the last match-up, eliminating Alan from the tournament. With the win, Dande advances to the second round.
1203119626"Champions' Pride! Wataru VS Carnet!!"
Transcription: "Champion no Hokori! Wataru VS Carnet!!" (Japanese: チャンピオンの誇り!ワタルVSカルネ!!)
July 8, 2022 (2022-07-08)TBA
The next battle of the Pokémon World Championships Masters Tournament between Wataru and Carnet begins. Wataru takes an early lead when his Kairyu overpowers Carnet's Amaruruga. Carnet sends out Pumpjin, while Wataru's next Pokémon is his shiny Gyarados. The battle becomes tied after Pumpjin defeats Gyarados. Next, Wataru sends out Sazandra and takes out Pumpjin, helping him earn a 2–1 lead. Carnet's last Pokémon is her ace, Sirknight, which immediately becomes Mega Sirknight. Mega Sirknight deals a super effective Moonblast and takes out Sazandra, tying the battle once again. Kairyu returns to the battle and is eventually Daimaxed. However, Kairyu isn't able to take the upper hand and ends up being defeated. Along with Dande, Carnet advances to the semifinals.
1204119727"VS Shirona! Iris' Road to Dragon Master"
Transcription: "VS Shirona! Iris Dragon Master e no Michi" (Japanese: VSシロナ!アイリスドラゴンマスターへの道!!)
July 15, 2022 (2022-07-15)TBA
The third battle between the Isshu Champion Iris and Sinnoh Champion Shirona gets underway. Iris draws first blood when her Doryuzu takes out Shirona's Toritodon. Shirona's next Pokémon, Milokaross, quickly defeats Doryuzu with a single Hydro Pump. Iris chooses Kairyu as her second Pokémon. Milokaross wraps itself around Kairyu and knocks it out with an Iron Head, leaving Iris with just one last Pokémon. Next, Iris' Ononox manages to take out Milokaross, tying the battle. For her last Pokémon, Shirona chooses Gaburias, which eventually Mega Evolves into Mega Gaburias. With the battle nearing its end, Iris calls for a Dragon Pulse, with Shirona's Gaburias responding with a Draco Meteor. Ononox eventually faints, leading to Shirona's victory and advancement to the next round.
1205119828"Satoshi Heads Into Battle! VS Daigo!!"
Transcription: "Satoshi Shutsujin! VS Daigo!!" (Japanese: サトシ出陣!VSダイゴ!!)
July 22, 2022 (2022-07-22)TBA
The final match of the first round of the Masters Tournament between Satoshi and the Hoenn Champion Daigo begins. Satoshi's Uonoragon initially goes up against Daigo's Metagross, but Metagross is swapped for Bossgodora, who then proceeds to knock out Uonoragon. Satoshi's Gangar slows down Daigo's momentum by firing Bossgodora's Rock Tomb back at it, resulting in Bossgodora's defeat. However, Gangar is eventually taken out by Daigo's Yuradle, giving Daigo his second lead of the battle. Pikachu is able to avenge his fallen teammates by eliminating Yuradle. In response, Daigo unleashes his Mega Metagross, but it is unable to withstand Pikachu's 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt. Satoshi defeats Daigo, and he will move on to the next round to face Shirona.
1206119929"Koharu and Eievui - The Miracle of Evolution"
Transcription: "Koharu and Eevee - Shinka no Kiseki" (Japanese: コハルとイーブイ しんかのきせき)
July 29, 2022 (2022-07-29)TBA
A recap of the adventures of Koharu and her Eievui.
1207120030"Koharu and Eievui, the Possibilities are Endless!"
Transcription: "Koharu to Eievui, Kanousei wa Mugendai!" (Japanese: コハルとイーブイ、可能性は無限大!)
August 5, 2022 (2022-08-05)TBA
Despite having met all the evolutionary forms of Eievui, Koharu is still uncertain about which path her Eievui will choose, as well as what Pokémon evolution even is. After learning about her father's experience with Pokémon, Koharu decides that she wants to gain a better understanding of Pokémon evolution.
1208120131"The Climax Begins! Satoshi's Masters Tournament Experience!!"
Transcription: "Saikouchou Shidou! Satoshi no Master Tournament!!" (Japanese: 最高潮始動!サトシのマスターズトーナメント!!)
August 12, 2022 (2022-08-12)TBA
A review of the Masters Tournament quarterfinals, and an analysis on each of the remaining four competitors.
1209120232"The Semifinals I: Overwhelming Victory"
Transcription: "Semifainaru I: "Asshō"" (Japanese: セミファイナルI「圧勝」)
August 26, 2022 (2022-08-26)TBA
On the day of the Masters Tournament semifinals, Satoshi starts preparing for his upcoming match against Shirona. Satoshi and Go cross paths with Shirona, who tells them how she first met her partner Gaburias. Meanwhile, the match between Carnet and Dande has gotten underway. Ultimately, the Galar champion takes a commanding 6–2 victory to move on to the finals.
1210120333"The Semifinals II: Dazzle"
Transcription: "Semifainaru II: "Genwaku"" (Japanese: セミファイナルII「幻惑」)
September 2, 2022 (2022-09-02)TBA
Satoshi and Shirona begin their semifinal battle. Satoshi falls into an early deficit, losing both Kairyu and Gangar to Shirona's Mikaruge. Pikachu is able to take out Shirona's Tritodon despite having a type disadvantage. However, after Mikaruge is defeated by Pikachu, the latter is also knocked out of the battle due to Mikaruge's Destiny Bond.
1211120434"The Semifinals III: Valor"
Transcription: "Semifainaru III: "Buyū"" (Japanese: セミファイナルIII「武勇」)
September 9, 2022 (2022-09-09)TBA
After Pikachu's sudden knockout, Satoshi turns to his last three remaining Pokémon. Uonoragon and Negigaknight each take out Shirona's Roserade and Milokaross respectively. However, Negigaknight is eventually defeated by Gaburias, leaving Satoshi with just Lucario. The battle enters its climax when Shirona shockingly elects to Daimax her Togekiss.
1212120535"The Semifinals IV: Impact"
Transcription: "Semifainaru IV: "Shōgeki"" (Japanese: セミファイナルIV「衝撃」)
September 16, 2022 (2022-09-16)TBA
After Shirona's surprise choice of Daimaxing her Togekiss, Satoshi activates Lucario's mega evolution. In a fierce battle where Togekiss refuses to give in, Lucario manages to take it down. Shirona brings Gaburias back out as her final Pokémon. To close out the battle, Shirona calls for a Dragon Claw, while Satoshi commands Lucario to use Reversal. Both Pokémon take the hit from their opponent, but Lucario is able to pull through. Satoshi officially defeats Shirona and moves on to the final round to face Dande.
1213120636"GO FOR DREAM! Go's Road to Mew!!"
Transcription: "GO FOR DREAM! Gō, Yume e no Michi!!" (Japanese: GO FOR DREAM!ゴウ、夢への道!!)
September 23, 2022 (2022-09-23)TBA
When Go accidentally leaves his Rotom Phone in the hotel room that him and Satoshi are staying at, a suspicious shadow unlocks the device and starts reviewing events of Go's adventure thus far.
1214120737"Go and Aceburn! The Place of Beginning!!"
Transcription: "Gō to Aceburn! Hajimari no Basho!!" (Japanese: ゴウとエースバーン!はじまりの場所!!)
September 30, 2022 (2022-09-30)TBA
Go reunites with his Mugendina and chooses to leave it under Dande's care. Afterwards, Satoshi and Go revisit the place where Go had first met his Aceburn, leading them to reconnect with Aceburn's former friends. After a confrontation with Team Rocket, Go is summoned by Project Mew, forcing him to miss Satoshi's battle with Dande.
1215120838"Climax! The Night Before the Decisive Battle! Satoshi VS Dande!!"
Transcription: "Saikōchō! Kessen Zen'ya Satoshi VS Dande!!" (Japanese: 最高潮!決戦前夜サトシVSダンデ!!)
October 14, 2022 (2022-10-14)TBA
The battles from the Masters Eight Tournament semifinals and the teams for Satoshi and Dande are reviewed.
1216120939"The Finals I: "Torrent”"
Transcription: "Fainaru I: “Gekiryū”" (Japanese: ファイナルI「激流」)
October 21, 2022 (2022-10-21)TBA
Go travels to Hoenn for his next assignment for Project Mew. Meanwhile, Satoshi and Dande begin their full battle in the Masters Eight Tournament Finals, with Satoshi being allowed to use Mega Evolution, Z-moves and Daimax. In the battle, Gangar takes down Dande's Intereon, but Gangar is later knocked out by the opposing Barrikohru.
1217121040"The Finals II: "Toy Around”"
Transcription: "Fainaru II: “Honrō”" (Japanese: ファイナルII「翻弄」)
October 28, 2022 (2022-10-28)TBA
Satoshi and Dande continue their battle, with Satoshi's Mega Lucario defeating Barrikohru. As the battle goes on, Dande's strategy begins to tease Satoshi. After Mega Lucario is knocked out by Drapult, Kairyu avenges its teammate by finishing off Drapult with a Draco Meteor, giving Satoshi a 3–2 lead. For his next Pokémon, Dande brings out his Gorirander.
1218121141"The Finals III: "The Strongest”"
Transcription: "Fainaru III: “Saikyō”" (Japanese: ファイナルIII「最強」)
November 4, 2022 (2022-11-04)TBA
After Dande's Drapult is defeated, Dande gains some momentum and begins to turn the tables. Satoshi's Kairyu is taken down by the opposing Gorirander, who is then knocked out by Uonoragon. However, Uonoragon is beaten by Dande's Aceburn moments later. With just one Pokémon remaining, Satoshi sends in Pikachu to go up against Lizardon. After each Pokémon uses their strongest attacks, the clash causes Mugendina to reawaken and interfere with the heated battle.
1219121242"The Finals IV: "Partner”"
Transcription: "Fainaru IV: "Aibō"" (Japanese: ファイナルIV「相棒」)
November 11, 2022 (2022-11-11)TBA
Satoshi and Dande have their Daimax Bands recharged by Mugendina, leading to a battle between Kyodaimax Aceburn and Kyodaimax Pikachu, which ends in Pikachu's favor. Pikachu then goes up against Dande's Lizardon and briefly passes out. However, Pikachu becomes motivated after imagining all of Satoshi's Pokémon cheering for him, allowing him to get back up and deliver one last Thunderbolt on Lizardon. Pikachu manages to defeat Lizardon, resulting in Satoshi's victory over Dande. Satoshi becomes the new World Champion.
1220121343"Project Mew"
Transcription: "Project Mew" (Japanese: プロジェクト・ミュウ)
November 25, 2022 (2022-11-25)TBA
The Project Mew team sets out for Faraway Island to commence their search for Mew. After being separated into two different groups, Shigeru and Tsurugi encounter a Groudon, while Go, Tokio, and Asahi come across a Kyogre.
1221121444"Seize the Future!"
Transcription: "Tsukamitoru Mirai!" (Japanese: つかみとる未来!)
December 2, 2022 (2022-12-02)TBA
The members of Project Mew are forced to confront Groudon and Kyogre. Mew reveals itself after disguising itself as the Hoenn Legendaries. Mew launches attacks at the Project Mew team until Go thanks it for inspiring him to set off on his journey. After the Project Mew team has achieved its goal, Go, Tokio, and Shigeru all go their separate ways.
1222121545"Pokémon! I'm Glad I Got to Meet You!"
Transcription: "Pokemon! Kimi ni Aete Yokatta!" (Japanese: ポケモン!きみにあえてよかった!)
December 9, 2022 (2022-12-09)TBA
Satoshi and Go return to Kanto and reveal their intentions on starting new adventures without each other. However, Go is unwilling to tell Satoshi his plan, as he doesn't want to betray his friendship with him. When Satoshi publicly announces his decision to continue his journey alone, Go becomes upset due to the feeling of betrayal. The dispute between the two friends is paused when Lugia suddenly appears, prompting Satoshi and Go to begin a raid battle with it.
1223121646"Satoshi and Go! Setting Off on a New Journey!!"
Transcription: "Satoshi to Gō! Arata Naru o Tabidachi!!" (Japanese: サトシとゴウ! 新たなるを旅立ち!!)
December 16, 2022 (2022-12-16)TBA
Following their Raid Battle with Lugia, Satoshi and Go go their separate ways and embark on their new journeys.
SP–15SP–10SP–5"Pocket Monsters: The Distant Blue Sky"
Transcription: "Poketto Monsutā: Haruka Naru Aoi Sora" (Japanese: ポケットモンスター 遥かなる青い空)
December 23, 2022 (2022-12-23)TBA
Set in the same continuity as I Choose You, The Power of Us, and Secrets of the Jungle instead of the anime TV series, Satoshi and Pikachu continue their adventure as they help out a boy named Haruto.
1224121747"Winds of Beginning! The Endless Road!!"
Transcription: "Hajimari no Kaze! Owari no Nai Michi!!" (Japanese: はじまりの風! 終わりのない道!!)
January 13, 2023 (2023-01-13)TBA
While spending time out in the countryside, Satoshi comes across an injured Latias and helps it recover. Latias is initially skeptical of Satoshi, but after he rescues it from being captured by Team Rocket, Satoshi gains the trust of Latias.
1225121848"Satoshi VS Kasumi! Seaside Battle One-on-One!!"
Transcription: "Satoshi VS Kasumi! Umibe no Ikki-uchi!!" (Japanese: サトシVSカスミ!うみべのいっきうち!!)
January 20, 2023 (2023-01-20)TBA
Satoshi arrives at a seashore and encounters an Udeppou. Before he can catch it though, Kasumi, one of Satoshi's old traveling partners, declares that she'll be the one to catch it. Satoshi and Kasumi have a Pokémon battle to decide who gets to catch Udeppou, with the battle ending in Kasumi 's favor. Later on, Kasumi decides to travel with Satoshi again.
1226121949"Takeshi and Dent and the Forest Witch!"
Transcription: "Takeshi to Dento to Mori no Majo!" (Japanese: タケシとデントともりのまじょ!)
January 27, 2023 (2023-01-27)TBA
Satoshi and Kasumi travel to Galar and reunite with Takeshi and Dent. When Takeshi becomes heartbroken again, a wild Brimuon begins to play with his emotions. After Takeshi is rescued, he decides to rejoin Satoshi and Kasumi.
1227122050"Tunbear's Sigh!"
Transcription: "Tunbear no Tameiki!" (Japanese: ツンベアーのためいき!)
February 3, 2023 (2023-02-03)TBA
Satoshi, Kasumi, and Takeshi encounter a Tunbear that is unable to control its powers. Satoshi aids Tunbear and successfully teaches it how to use its moves effectively.
1228122151"Burn! The Zenigame Fire Brigade!!"
Transcription: "Moeyo! Zenigame Shōbōdan!!" (Japanese: もえよ!ゼニガメしょうぼうだん!!)
February 10, 2023 (2023-02-10)TBA
1229122252"And We're Looking at the Same Moon!"
Transcription: "Soshite, Onaji Tsuki o Mite Iru!" (Japanese: そして、おなじ月をみている!)
February 17, 2023 (2023-02-17)TBA
1230122353"Riding on Laplace♪"
Transcription: "Laplace ni Notte♪" (Japanese: ラプラスにのって♪)
February 24, 2023 (2023-02-24)TBA


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