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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 the anime 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 original series when the anime first premiered in 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 October 17, 2019 in Japan on TV Tokyo, April 8, 2020 in South Korea on Tooniverse and on June 12, 2020 in the US on Netflix.


South Korea

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





Key Pokémon


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.
  • 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: Pokémon Journeys: The Series (series)/Title cards

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
Poketto Monsutaa
(Pocket Monsters)
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);
(Golden Bomber (Nishikawa-kun and Kirisho);
(Karaage Sisters (Erika Ikuta and Sayuri Matsumura);
Pokémon Shiritori (Pikachu → Mew Ver.; "PJ002"—"PJ019",
(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
(CJ E&M (CJ Entertainment & Media) (2021-present),
On-Media (1995-2021))
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)
Unknown Unknown Unknown
寶可夢[Notes 9]
寶可夢 旅途[Notes 5]
Pó-khó-bāng[Notes 8]
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)
True Spark
Saturday - Unknown
Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series
United States
United States
Netflix[4] None See here
See here
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(Narrative Entertainment UK Limited)[6][7]
Monday - 9-11AM[Notes 11][Notes 12]
Monday-Friday - 6:30-7PM[Notes 13]/5:30-6PM[Notes 14]
POP (2020-present)
POP Max (2021-present)
Teletoon[9][10] Saturday - 12-12:30PM Teletoon (except Quebec)
(Nine Network)
Unknown 9Go! (2020-present)
New Zealand
New Zealand
Saturday - 8:35-9AM TVNZ 2 (2020-present)
Pokémon Risen: Die Serie Germany
Toggo (Super RTL)[11][Notes 15]
(RTL Group)
Unknown Toggo (Super RTL) (2021-present)
Pokémon Risen: De Serie Netherlands
(ViacomCBS Networks EMEAA)
Monday-Friday - 3:25-4:20PM[Notes 3][Notes 16][13]/14:30-15:00PM[Notes 17][14] Nickelodeon (2021-present)
Pokémon Risen: De Serie
La Série: Pokémon, Le Voyages
(Pokémon the Series: The Travels)
Flanders: Nickelodeon[12]
(ViacomCBS Networks EMEAA)
Flanders: Monday-Friday - 3-3:50PM[Notes 3][Notes 16][13]/14:30-15:00PM[Notes 17][14]
Pokémon-resan: Serien Sweden
Netflix November 27, 2020[Notes 18]
[Notes 19][Notes 20]
Pokémon: Matkat – Sarja Finland
Pokémon På Rejse: Serien Denmark
Pokémon Reiser: Serien Norway
La Série: Pokémon, Le Voyages
(Pokémon the Series: The Travels)
(Groupe M6)
Saturday - 3:15-4PM Gulli
(Corus Entertainment)
Sunday - 12-12:30PM Télétoon
Esplorazioni Pokémon
(Pokémon Explorations)
Pokémon: Serie Esplorazioni Master
(Pokémon: Master Exploration Series)
(Discovery Networks Southern Europe; Discovery EMEA)
Saturday - 9-9:30AM[Notes 21][16]/8-8:50AM[Notes 22][Notes 3]/8-8:25[Notes 23] K2 (2021-present)
Serie Viajes Pokémon
(Pokémon the Series: Travels)
Monday-Thursday - 7:15-7:45PM[Notes 24] Boing (2020-present)
Hispanic America
Cartoon Network
(WarnerMedia International)
Monday - October 5, 2020-present[Notes 25][18] Cartoon Network
Jornadas Pokémon
(Pokémon Days)
Panda Kids[Notes 26]
Biggs[Notes 27]
November 16, 2020-present Biggs (2021-present)
Cartoon Network[19]
(WarnerMedia International)
Monday - 8:30-9AM[Notes 28] Cartoon Network (2021-present)
  1. ^ November 17, 2019—September 27, 2020
  2. ^ October 9, 2020–present
  3. ^ a b c d 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. ^ May 25, 2020
  12. ^ Sneak Peek
  13. ^ September 1, 2020—January 7, 2021; September 1, 2021-present
  14. ^ March 1-16, 2021
  15. ^ Program block
  16. ^ a b April 19, 2021—May 20, 2021
  17. ^ a b April 19, 2021-present
  18. ^ First aired in the US
  19. ^ January 1, 2021-present
  20. ^ Netflix in the respective countries
  21. ^ August 29, 2020—March 20, 2021
  22. ^ March 27—May 15, 2021; September 11
  23. ^ May 22—June 5, 2021, September 18-present
  24. ^ October 19, 2020-present
  25. ^ Originally postponed from Monday, September 21, 2020
  26. ^ Since 2021
  27. ^ From 2020—2021
  28. ^ October 5, 2020-present


  • 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 the 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. This only applies to the episodes streamed on Netflix. The 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.
  • 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.