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The Japanese logo of Pokémon (2019)

Pokémon Journeys: The Series, known as Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター, Poketto Monsutaa) in Japan and Pocket Monsters W (포켓몬스터 W, Poket Monseuteo W) in South Korea, is the eighth part of Pokémon the Series. It features all of the regions from the main-series games, including the Generation VIII games Pokémon Sword and Shield. This series shares its Japanese name with the Japanese original series when the anime first premiered in April 1997, and is officially labeled with "2019", the year this series started in, for disambiguation. A new art style is implemented for the fourth series in a row.

This new series focuses on the two protagonists Ash Ketchum and Goh, along with their partners Pikachu and Cinderace. It also features a young girl named Chloe, who has an Eevee, and her father, Professor Cerise, who runs a laboratory in Vermilion City. It features all the regions that have appeared in the Pokémon games, from Kanto to Galar. Pokémon from each region also appear.The series premiered on November 17, 2019 in Japan on TV Tokyo, April 8, 2020 in South Korea on Tooniverse and on June 12, 2020 in the United States on Netflix.

Seasons

South Korea

In South Korea, the series is split into five airing periods. They are:

Characters

Major

Antagonists

Recurring

Key Pokémon

Gags

Returning Gags

New Gags

  • Team Rocket gets random Pokémon from a capsule machine for which requires Meowth's charm to dispense the capsules.
  • Ash's bottom gets kicked by Goh's Cinderace as Scorbunny.
  • Mimey performs pantomime for everyday tasks.
  • Ash's Dragonite hugs people and Pokémon it meets for the first time.
  • Team Rocket's Chewtle chews on Jessie's hair.
  • Ash misinterpreting certain words and Goh correcting him.
  • Sobble's crying causing everyone else to cry. This ceased upon evolution.
  • Morpeko eating Team Rocket out of their food supplies.
  • Grookey jumping on Goh's or a wild Pokémon's head and beating it like a drum.
  • Dracovish chomping on Ash's head.

Title cards

Main article: /Title cards

Staff

Staff
脚本(きゃくほん)
(Screenplay)
冨岡淳広 (Atsuhiro Tomioka)
プロデューサー
(Producers)
關口彩香 (Ayaka Sekiguchi)
工藤雄介 (Yusuke Kudō)
工藤康平 (Kohei Kudō)
監督(かんとく)
(Directors)
()コンテ・演出(えんしゅつ)
(Storyboard directors)
浅田裕二 (Yūji Asada)
作画(さくが)監督(かんとく)
(Animation directors)
岩根雅明 (Masaaki Iwane)
志村泉 (Izumi Shimura)
OP()コンテ
(OP storyboard)
でんさおり (Saori Den) ("PJ002"–"PJ004")
ポケモン設定(せってい)
(Pokémon setting)
一石小百合 (Sayuri Ichiishi)
松原徳弘 (Norihiro Matsubara)
題字(だいじ)
(Titles)
中野真梨奈 (Marina Nakano)
ビデオ編集(へんしゅう)
(Video editing)
IMAGICA
五十嵐直 (Nao Igarashi)
宮本隼跳 (Hayabusa Miyamoto)
西部育 (Iku Nishibi)
アシスタントプロデューサー
(Assistant directors)
黛岳良(まゆずみりょう) (Ryō Mayuzumi)
設定(せってい)制作(せいさく)
(Setting production)
新開彩絵 (Aya Shinkai)

In other languages and countries

Name(s) Countries Television and Streaming Services Day(s) and Time(s) Opening(s) and Ending(s) First and Last Airdate(s) Reruns
ポケットモンスター
Poketto Monsutaa
(Pocket Monsters)
Japan
Japan
TV Tokyo (Teleto)[1]
(TX Network (TXN))
Sunday
6–6:30PM[Notes 1][1]
Friday
6:55–7:25PM[Notes 2][1]
One, Two, Three (After the Rain (Soraru×Mafumafu);
"PJ001"–"PJ031")
(Golden Bomber (Nishikawa-kun and Kirisho);
"PJ032"–"PJ049")
(Karaage Sisters (Erika Ikuta and Sayuri Matsumura);
"PJ050"—"PJ099")
(Ash and Goh (Rica Matsumoto and Daiki Yamashita);
"PJ100"-present
Pokémon Shiritori (Pikachu → Mew Ver.; "PJ002"–"PJ019",
"PJ040"–"PJ070")
(Mew → Zamazenta Ver.; "PJ020"–"PJ039", "PJ041"–"PJ069")
,
Strange and Wonderful Creatures ("PJ048"–"PJ054"),
Supereffective Type ("PJ071"-present)
November 17, 2019-present TV Tokyo
포켓몬스터 W
Poket Monseuteo W
(Pocket Monsters W)
South Korea
South Korea
Tooniverse[2]
(CJ E&M (CJ Entertainment & Media))
Wednesday
6–7PM[Notes 3][2]
Start of A Journey ("PJ001"–"PJ020")
FLY HIGH ("PJ021"–"PJ031"; First version)
("PJ032"–"PJ049"; Second version)
("PJ050"-present; Third version)
Memorizing Pokémon Names ("PJ002"–"PJ060")
JUMP UP ("PJ061"-present)
April 8, 2020-present Unknown
寶可夢(ㄅㄠˇㄎㄜˇㄇㄥˋ) 旅途(ㄌㄩˇㄊㄨˊ)[Notes 4][Notes 5]
宝可梦 旅途[Notes 6]
Bǎokěmòng Lǚtú[Notes 7]
Pó-khó-bāng Lú-tô͘[Notes 8]
(Pokémon Journeys)
China
China
Unknown Unknown Unknown
寶可夢[Notes 9]
寶可夢 旅途[Notes 5]
Pó-khó-bāng[Notes 8]
(Pokémon)
Taiwan
Taiwan (Republic of China)
MOMO Parent-Children Station
(Fubon Financial Holding Co.)
寶可夢 旅途
Bou2ho2mung6 Leoi5tou4[Notes 10]
(Pokémon Journeys)
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
FEC (Family Entertainment Channel)
(Hong Kong Cable Television)
Sunday
5–5:30PM
โปเกมอน เจอร์นีย์
Pokemxn Cexr̒nīy̒
(Pokémon Journeys)
Thailand
Thailand
True Spark
(TrueVisions)[3]
Saturday
Unknown
Pokémon Journeys: The Series United States
United States
Netflix[4] None See here
See here
See here
None
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
POP[5]
(Narrative Entertainment UK Limited)[6][7]
Netflix[8]
Monday
8–8:30AM[Notes 11]
9–11AM[Notes 12][Notes 13]
Monday-Friday
4:30–5PM[Notes 14]
5:30–6PM[Notes 15]
6:30–7PM[Notes 16]
6:30–7:30PM[Notes 3][Notes 17]
7–7:30PM[Notes 18]
POP (2020-present)
POP Max (2021-present)
Canada
Canada
Teletoon[9][10]
(Corus Entertainment)
Saturday
12–12:30PM
Teletoon (except Quebec)
Australia
Australia
9Go!
(Nine Entertainment)
Unknown 9Go! (2020-present)
New Zealand
New Zealand
TVNZ 2
(TVNZ)
Saturday
8:35–9AM
TVNZ 2 (2020-present)
Pokémon Risen: Die Serie Germany
Germany
Toggo (Super RTL)[Notes 19][11]
(RTL Group)
Unknown Toggo (2021-present)
Pokémon Risen: De Serie Netherlands
Netherlands
Nickelodeon[12]
(Paramount Networks EMEAA)
Monday-Friday
3:25–4:20PM[Notes 3][Notes 20][13]
2:30–3PM[Notes 21][14]
3–3:30PM[Notes 22]
Nickelodeon (2021-present)
Pokémon Risen: De Serie
La Série: Pokémon, Le Voyages
(Pokémon the Series: The Travels)
Belgium
Belgium
Flanders: Nickelodeon[12]
(Paramount Networks EMEAA)
Flanders: Monday-Friday
3–3:50PM[Notes 3][Notes 20][13]
2:30–3PM[Notes 21][14]
Pokémon-resan: Serien Sweden
Sweden
Netflix November 27, 2020[Notes 23]
[Notes 24][Notes 25]
None
Pokémon: Matkat – Sarja Finland
Finland
Pokémon På Rejse: Serien Denmark
Denmark
Pokémon Reiser: Serien Norway
Norway
La Série: Pokémon, Le Voyages
(Pokémon the Series: The Travels)
France
France
Gulli[15]
(Groupe M6; pending merger with TF1 Group)
Saturday
2:15–35AM[Notes 26]
3:15–4PM[Notes 27]
7:10–50PM[Notes 3][Notes 28]
7:25-45PM[Notes 29]
Tuesday-Thursday
7:15–45PM[Notes 30]
2:05–35AM[Notes 31]
Tuesday-Wednesday
2:22-2:44[Notes 32]
Thursday
2:30-55AM[Notes 33]
Friday
2:20–40AM[Notes 34]
6:30-7:30PM[Notes 3][Notes 35]
Gulli
Quebec
Quebec
Télétoon
(Corus Entertainment)
Sunday
12–12:30PM
Télétoon
Esplorazioni Pokémon
(Pokémon Explorations)
Pokémon: Serie Esplorazioni Master
(Pokémon: Master Exploration Series)
Italy
Italy
K2[16]
(Discovery Networks Southern Europe; Discovery EMEA)
Saturday
9–9:30AM[Notes 36][16]
8–8:50AM[Notes 3][Notes 37]
8-8:25[Notes 38]
K2 (2021-present)
Serie Viajes Pokémon
(Pokémon the Series: Travels)
Spain
Spain
Boing[17]
(WarnerMedia International)
Monday-Thursday
7:15–7:45PM[Notes 39]
Boing (2020-present)
Hispanidad
Hispanic America
Cartoon Network
(WarnerMedia International 50%; Mediaset España 50%)
Monday
October 5, 2020-present[Notes 40][18]
Cartoon Network
Jornadas Pokémon
(Pokémon Journeys)
Portugal
Portugal
Panda Kids[Notes 41]
Biggs[Notes 42]
(Dreamia)
November 16, 2020-present Biggs (2021-present)
Brazil
Brazil
Cartoon Network[19]
(WarnerMedia International)
Netflix
Monday
8:30–9AM[Notes 43]
Tuesday-Thursday[Notes 44]
Monday-Thursday[Notes 45]
Monday-Thursday[Notes 46]
Cartoon Network (2021-present)
Footnotes
  1. ^ November 17, 2019–September 27, 2020
  2. ^ October 9, 2020–present
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Two episodes
  4. ^ Traditional
  5. ^ a b Since July 2020 in Taiwan
  6. ^ Simplified
  7. ^ Pinyin
  8. ^ a b Pe̍h-ōe-jī
  9. ^ Prior to July 2020 in Taiwan
  10. ^ Jyutping
  11. ^ March 7, 2022
  12. ^ May 25, 2020
  13. ^ Sneak Peek
  14. ^ January 3, 2022; March 7–8, 2022
  15. ^ March 1–16, 2021
  16. ^ September 1, 2020–January 7, 2021; September 1, 2021-January 16, 2022
  17. ^ March 9, 2022-present
  18. ^ March 8, 2022
  19. ^ Program block
  20. ^ a b April 19, 2021–May 20, 2021
  21. ^ a b April 19-December 3, 2021
  22. ^ April 25, 2022-present
  23. ^ First aired in the US
  24. ^ January 1, 2021-present
  25. ^ Netflix in the respective countries
  26. ^ February 5, 2022
  27. ^ July 18, 2020–May 18, 2021
  28. ^ January 4–6, 11–12, 2021
  29. ^ January 10, 2021
  30. ^ January 13–February 2, 2022
  31. ^ February 8, 9–10, 2022
  32. ^ February 22-23, 2022
  33. ^ February 3, 2022
  34. ^ February 4, 2022
  35. ^ February 25, 2022
  36. ^ August 29, 2020–March 20, 2021
  37. ^ March 27–May 15, 2021; September 11
  38. ^ May 22–June 5, 2021, September 18-present
  39. ^ October 19, 2020-present
  40. ^ Originally postponed from Monday, September 21, 2020
  41. ^ Since 2021
  42. ^ From 2020–2021
  43. ^ October 5, 2020-April 26, 2021
  44. ^ June 1, 2021-June 3, 2021
  45. ^ June 7, 2021-June 24, 2021
  46. ^ June 28, 2021-June 30, 2021

Trivia

  • The design of the Japanese logo of the series is shared with I Choose You! and The Power of Us, which were set in an alternate continuity to the main series.
    • This makes it the first series logo to not have any shade of green, being completely blue instead. It is also the first one without any 3D perspective, having a flat design.
  • Currently, this is the only series to have a major male companion instead of a female companion.
  • In the original Japanese version, the footage used for the title card background is of Pikachu hopping over to the right side of the screen while the episode's title pops out of the Poké Ball. In the dub, the title card background is taken from that of the title cards in the next episode preview segment, which has Pikachu on the left side of the screen.
  • This is also the first series:
    • To be set in more than two game-original regions.
    • Where Ash's outfit is not identical to the male player character's outfit since Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire.
    • To not be entirely based around the corresponding generation of games.
    • To not feature the words: "The Series" during the opening animation of English dub of the Pokémon anime, unlike previous series.
    • Where Ash and Pikachu only has a male traveling companion.
    • Where Chloe now goes with a male companion after she catches an Eevee.
    • Where none of Ash's companions are Gym Leaders/Trial Captains.
    • To have a Starter Pokémon evolve in less than 20 episodes since its capture.
    • Since Advanced Generation in the original version (and The Beginning in the dub) not to be named after the corresponding games of the generation.
    • To have its broadcast interrupted since Pokémon the Series: The Beginning (in this case, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic).
    • To broadcast episodes #23 thru #29 outside of April 26, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan after rerun episodes #1 thru #6.
    • To release movie #23 outside of July 10, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan.
    • To have the English dub's Who's That Pokémon? segments directly translated and dubbed from those of the Japanese version, instead of using separate segments, and when Pikachu says: "Pika" during identifying each Pokémon, the Pokémon says its name, and Pikachu says: "Pika, Pika!" instead of featuring the people saying "It's (Pokémon's name)!" during identifying each Pokémon.
    • To to be focused on the word "Journey" instead of featuring the lyric "Pokémon" in the first English opening song during Pokémon Journeys, but the lyric "Pokémon" can be heard again in the second English opening song during Pokémon Master Journeys.
    • To have the English dub recorded between New York and California. This is because voice director Lisa Ortiz moved to California.
    • To be the first series in the anime to be streamed in the United States on Netflix, instead of aired on a traditional television.
    • When the English narrator says: "As our journey continues" at the end of each episode of the English dub of the Pokémon anime instead of featuring the "To Be Continued" text at the end of each episode (Japanese and other regional TV broadcasts still include the "To Be Continued" at the end.) On Pokémon YouTube Channel, and Pokémon TV app, Episodes 1 through 5 has the "To Be Continued" text at the end.
    • In which Team Rocket owns a Pokédex and only uses borrowed Pokémon, instead of catching and using their own.
    • To feature an episode where Ash and Pikachu are completely absent.
    • The heroes are Ash, Pikachu, and Goh are absent in some episode divided into any first and second parts, unlike the six previous series.
    • After Goh's Pokémon, Cinderace, fully evolved, it is absent in some episodes.
    • Ash catches Pokémon from previous generations since the Diamond and Pearl series, a Ghost-type Pokémon, a Baby Pokémon, a Regional Variant and Fossil Pokémon.
      • In which also the first Pokémon Ash caught was fully-evolved, was from a previous generation, was not introduced in the current generation, was not caught from a brand new region, and was a pseudo-legendary Pokémon.
    • In which a main character catches a Legendary Pokémon.
    • In which a main character other than Ash catches more than one starter Pokémon of the current generation.
    • In which two protagonists catch the same Pokémon, with both Ash and Goh each catching a Farfetch'd, though Goh catches the Kantonian form, while Ash catches the Galarian form.
    • Ash competing in a new Pokémon Competition as his main goal instead of competing in a Pokémon League Conference.
    • In which some episodes have a duration of 11 minutes in 2 parts since Lights! Camera! Pika!/How to Make a Pikachu Movie: Ready… Action! Lightning Fast! Brave and Strong! Super-Pikachu!/The Very Best of Super-Pikachu's Back-Slapping Bloopers! from Pokémon the Series: XY Kalos Quest where it was presented in 4 parts.
    • This is second series that Ash didn't battle Gym Leader for Gym Badges.
    • This is the first series that Ash didn't capture the Starter Pokémon from the concurrent Generation.
    • This series features the most of Ash's former traveling companions from previous series out of any series, with six.
      • In which Ash reunites with his traveling companions from more than one previous series.

Dub edits

  • In the English Dub, the main title card is swapped with the next episode preview title card. During the broadcasts on Netflix, the usual title card is used to market the series as a Netflix original series.
  • In the English dub and dubs that originate from it, e.g. French, German, Italian etc., remove the text that shows where Ash and Goh travel to.

Gallery

Videos

References

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