This is a list of Pokémon, or Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター, Poketto Monsutaa), anime series and seasons in the United States. The Pokémon Company International produces a season division. The division of seasons produced by 4Kids Entertainment is based on 52-episode groups grouped according to the episode counting used by the English dub, which is often inconsistent with groups of episodes sharing a storey arc title and opening theme; the division of seasons produced by 4Kids Entertainment is based on 52-episode groups grouped according to the episode counting used by the English dub, which is often inconsistent with groups of episodes sharing (except for the cases of Seasons 4, 7, and 8). Movies are shown in the middle of a season's run. They are not, however, included in seasons, despite the fact that they are plot-wise related to them. See Pokémon Movies for movies, and Pokémon Special for additional specials.
- 1 Pocket Monsters (1997 series) (Pokémon: The Original Series)
- 2 Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation (Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire)
- 3 Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl (Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl)
- 4 Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! (Pokémon the Series: Black & White)
- 4.1 Pokémon Best Wishes!
- 4.2 Pokémon: Best Wishes! Season 2
- 4.3 Pokémon Best Wishes! Season 2: Episode N
- 4.4 Pokémon Best Wishes! Season 2: Decolore Adventure
- 4.5 Dub divisions
- 5 Pocket Monsters XY (Pokémon the Series: XY)
- 6 Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon (Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon)
- 7 Pocket Monsters (2019 series) (Pokémon Journeys: The Series)
Pocket Monsters (1997 series) (Pokémon: The Original Series)
Pokémon the Series: The Beginning
Pokémon: Indigo League
- Main article: Pokémon: Indigo League
Ash Ketchum, a new Trainer from Pallet Town, travels with his starting Pokémon, Pikachu, with the goal of becoming the Pokémon Champion. His opponent, Gary Oak, however, stands in his way and disparages him at every chance. Ash travels around the Kanto region with Misty, Gym Leader of Cerulean City, who wants to become a Water Pokémon Master, and Brock, Gym Leader of Pewter City, who wants to become a Pokémon Breeder, while being pursued by the Team Rocket Trio - [[Jessie He captures a large number of Pokémon and challenges the Gym Leaders—Brock, Misty, Lt. Surge, Erika, Sabrina, Koga, Koga, and [[Blaine (anime)|Blaine The heroes also encounter Bruno, a member of the Elite Four. Ash goes to the Indigo League after obtaining the previous badge, intending to win the Tournament.
The story arc consists of 82 episodes, from "Pokémon - I Choose You!" to "Friends to the End". In terms of seasons, all 55 episodes from "Pokémon - I Choose You!" to "The Breeding Center Secret" (excluding "Princess vs. Princess" and "The Purr-fect Hero") are the entirety of Season 1 and the rest of the episodes ("Princess vs. Princess", "The Purr-fect Hero", and "Riddle Me This" to the rest of Indigo League) are the first 27 episodes of Season 2.
Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands
- Main article: Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands
After the events in the Kanto region, Ash goes with Brock and Misty to the Orange Islands, where he gives a strange-looking ball to Professor Ivy. Brock decides to leave Ash and Misty, who find a new friend in a Pokémon.
The story arc consists of 36 episodes, from "Pallet Party Panic" to "The Rivalry Revival" (excluding "The Pokémon Water War" to "The Rivalry Revival") are the first 11 episodes of Season 3.
Pokémon the Series: Gold and Silver
Pokémon: The Johto Journeys
- Main article: Pokémon: The Johto Journeys
Brock joins Ash and Misty on their travels once more as Tracey decides to become Prof. Oak's assistant. The three travel to the Johto region to deliver the mysterious GS Ball to Kurt, a Poké Ball expert. In this new region, however, new rivals appear, such as the rookie trainer, Casey. On their way, Ash, Misty, and Brock meet Falkner and Bugsy, the Gym Leaders of Violet City and Azalea Town, whom Ash manages to defeat.
The story arc consists of 41 episodes, from "Don't Touch That 'dile" to "The Fortune Hunters". This story arc title is given to all of the Johto episodes that were dubbed and aired during Season 3, which ran for 52 episodes beginning with the last 11 episodes of Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands ("The Pokémon Water War" to "The Rivalry Revival").
Pokémon: Johto League Champions
- Main article: Pokémon: Johto League Champions
The heroes continue their journey through the Johto region. When he first challenges the Goldenrod Gym, Ash is defeated by Whitney, but he manages to bypass her strategy and win his third Johto badge in a rematch. Afterward, the heroes meet their friends from the Kanto region before and after arriving in Ecruteak City, where the Gym Leader Morty lives. Continuing towards the west, Ash's battle against Jasmine is postponed, as Olivine City's Amphy, an Ampharos, serving as the light source for the lighthouse, is sick. Fortunately, the heroes take a plane to Cianwood City, where Amphy's medicine is purchased, while Ash has a Gym battle with the Gym Leader Chuck.
Pokémon: Master Quest
- Main article: Pokémon: Master Quest
Returning to Olivine City, the heroes resolve a crisis involving the Team Rocket organization and the legendary Pokémon, Lugia. Winning the battle against Jasmine, Ash heads with his friends through Ecruteak City and travels to Mahogany Town. However, Team Rocket makes their second incident in Johto by forcing Pokémon to evolve. Guided by Lance, the Johto Champion, the heroes manage to cripple Team Rocket's power. Managing to obtain Pryce's badge at Mahogany Town, Ash, Misty and Brock go to Blackthorn City. Meowth, James, and Jessie make trouble in the town, trying to take the Dragon Fang and even upset a Dragonite (GS137: Great Bowls of Fire!) who goes on a rampage. Fortunately, the Dragonite is stopped and Ash manages to defeat Clair, the final Gym Leader. Going towards the Johto League, Ash picks up an egg, which hatches into a Larvitar, who is taken to Mt. Silver to its mother. Managing to enter the Johto League championship tournament, Ash battles his opponents, including Gary, but is defeated by Harrison, who suggests going to Hoenn. After the long journey, Ash bids farewell to Misty and Brock and goes to Hoenn, but trouble arises when his Pikachu gets hit by Team Rocket's magnet.
The story arc consists of 65 episodes, from "Around the Whirlpool" to "Hoenn Alone!". This is the final story arc of the two original series of Generations I and II. In terms of seasons, all 53 episodes up to "You're a Star, Larvitar!" are the entirety of Season 5 and the last 12 episodes ("Address Unown! to "Hoenn Alone!") are the first twelve episodes of Season 6.
Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation (Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire)
- Main article: Pokémon: Advanced
After returning home following his journey in the Johto region, Ash, in his new outfit, and Pikachu head to Hoenn. There, they meet their new friends, May and her younger brother, Max, then they meet Brock in his new outfit.
The story arc consists of 40 episodes, from "Get the Show on the Road!" to "Watt's with Wattson?". This story arc title is given to all of the Johto episodes that were dubbed and aired during Season 6, which ran for 52 episodes beginning with the last 12 episodes of Pokémon: Master Quest ("Address Unown!" to "Hoenn Alone!").
Pokémon: Advanced Challenge
- Main article: Pokémon: Advanced Challenge
On their way to Lavaridge Town, Ash and Brock meet Misty in her new outfit, who has come to visit, and May and Max meet her for the first time.
Pokémon: Advanced Battle
- Main article: Pokémon: Advanced Battle
Our heroes travel to Mosdeep City and then Sootopolis. May competes in the Hoenn Grand Festival and Ash in the Hoenn Pokémon League Championship. The group then travels to the Kanto region.
Pokémon: Battle Frontier
- Main article: Pokémon: Battle Frontier
Our heroes are happily traveling together for May's Kanto contest battles and Ash's battle frontier battles.
Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl (Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl)
Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl
- Main article: Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl
With their second journey in Kanto over, Ash, Pikachu, and Aipom decide to head to the Sinnoh region. There, they meet the aspiring Pokémon coordinator Dawn and reunite with Brock.
Pokémon: DP Battle Dimension
- Main article: Pokémon: DP Battle Dimension
On their way to Veilstone City, Ash and Dawn trade Pokémon. Then, Ash and Brock meet May in her new outfit, who has come to visit the region, and Dawn meets May for the first time.
Pokémon: DP Galactic Battles
- Main article: Pokémon: DP Galactic Battles
On their way to Canalave City, our heroes battle against the villainous Team Galactic.
Pokémon: DP Sinnoh League Victors
- Main article: Pokémon: DP Sinnoh League Victors
On their way to Sunyshore City, our heroes gladly travel together. After the Sinnoh league, it's time for Ash and Brock to head back to Kanto, with Dawn deciding to travel to Johto.
Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! (Pokémon the Series: Black & White)
Pokémon Best Wishes!
- Main article: Pokémon: Best Wishes!
Pokémon: Best Wishes! Season 2
- Main article: Pokémon: Best Wishes! Season 2
Pokémon Best Wishes! Season 2: Episode N
- Main article: Pokémon: Best Wishes! Season 2: Episode N
Pokémon Best Wishes! Season 2: Decolore Adventure
- Main article: Pokémon: Best Wishes! Season 2: Decolore Adventure
Pokémon: Black & White
- Main article: Pokémon: Black & White
Having a fresh start, Ash goes to Unova with his mother and Professor Oak. Once arriving there, Ash encounters a new trainer, Trip, who becomes his new rival. Ash decides to travel through Unova and encounters a girl, named Iris, who aspires to be a Dragon Master. Together, they travel to Striaton City, where Ash faces three Gym Leaders: Chili, Cress, and Cilan. The latter is moved by Ash's strategy and decides to accompany him throughout Unova. On the road, Ash meets up with a clumsy girl, Bianca, who becomes his rival. The heroes travel to Nacrene City, where Ash battles the Gym Leader, Lenora. Despite his loss, Ash trains in the local fighting club and manages to defeat Lenora in a rematch. Passing through Castelia City (where Ash fights Burgh, the bug-type expert), the heroes encounter more rivals, as Iris faces Georgia, Cilan meets Burgundy and Ash finds Stephan. They arrive at Nimbasa Town, where they participate in the local battling tournament, in which Iris wins. Once done, they arrive at Nimbasa City but find Team Rocket causing trouble, as the trio is to capture all the Poké Balls from the Pokémon Center. Fortunately, with the assistance of Subway Bosses Ingo and Emmet, Ash, Iris, and Cilan save the Poké Balls.
Pokémon: BW Rival Destinies
- Main article: Pokémon: BW Rival Destinies
Our heroes get ready for Ash's gym battle in Nimbasa City. Later after feeling proud of Ash for having all eight badges, Ash meets up with Dawn, who has come to visit like Misty and May did, and Iris and Cilan meet Dawn for the first time.
Pokémon: BW Adventures in Unova
Pokémon: BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond
- Main article: Pokémon: BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond
Soon our heroes make it to the Unova League where Ash competes. Later, Ash knows that his Charizard has enough training in Charicific Valley, then starts traveling on the Decolore Islands until they reach Kanto. Then Iris and Cilan depart, and Ash and Alexa head to Pallet Town. Finally, Ash changes into his new outfit, then gets ready to go to Kalos with Alexa.
Pocket Monsters XY (Pokémon the Series: XY)
Pokémon the Series: XY
- Main article: Pokémon the Series: XY
Arriving in the Kalos region, Ash meets Lumiose City's Gym Leader, Clemont (Ash doesn't know the fact that Clemont is a Gym Leader yet), and his sister, Bonnie. Together, they arrive at Santalune City, where they encouter Serena, a friend of Ash's from before he was a Trainer. Ash loses his gym match against Viola, sister of Alexa, whom Ash met during his adventures in the Unova Region. With some training and support, Ash manages to defeat Viola and goes with Serena (who he now remembers after the battle), Clemont, and Bonnie through the region. On their way to Cyllage City, they come to the Battle Chateau, where they find Viola battling Grant, the Gym Leader, whom Ash manages to defeat later on. Soon after, the heroes meet the Champion and famous actress, Diantha, who possesses the power of Mega Evolution and Korrina, the Gym Leader, who manages to obtain a Key Stone for her Lucario. However, Lucario goes berserk, so the heroes follow Korrina, whose grandfather, Gurkinn, sends her to speak to Mabel. After resolving the situation, the heroes go to a Summer Camp, where they meet Tierno, Trevor, and Shauna, their new rivals. After passing the camp, the heroes arrive at the Tower of Mastery at Shalour City. In an intense battle, Ash and Pikachu defeat Korrina and her Mega Lucario, earning their third badge.
Pokémon the Series: XY Kalos Quest
- Main article: Pokémon the Series: XY Kalos Quest
The heroes meet new friends and rivals as they continue onwards. As Ash manages to defeat Ramos, Serena has her first Showcase in Coumarine City but loses and makes a major change in her appearance. To prepare for the Gym Match, Clemont flies off to Lumiose City, while Ash, Serena, and Bonnie meet up with Aria. Ash defeats Clemont in a heated Gym Battle and goes to Laverre City, where the heroes meet Ash's rival, Sawyer, and the specialist in Fairy-type Pokémon, Valerie. With his sixth badge, Ash goes with Bonnie, Clemont, and Serena to Anistar City. On their way, Serena wins her first Showcase in Dendemille Town, against Miette, who also participated in the Showcase. When arriving there, the heroes meet up with their rivals, Tierno and Shauna, who have a Tag Battle to give Serena's new Pokémon, Eevee, some confidence. Serena, along with her rivals, Shauna and Nini, enters the Anistar City's Showcase and wins her second Princess Key. Ash also manages to defeat Olympia and earns the seventh badge - the Psychic Badge. Olympia, however, has a vision of the heroes and Team Rocket having a major role in an incoming crisis.
Pokémon the Series: XYZ
- Main article: Pokémon the Series: XYZ
Bonnie and the gang meet what seems to be a brand new Pokémon, and Bonnie decides to keep it, naming it Squishy (Unbeknownst to our heroes, Squishy is one of the 2 cores of the Legendary Pokemon, Zygarde). On their way to Snowbelle City, our heroes hope Ash wins his final badge, and that Serena wins the final princess key in Fleurrh City, qualifying her for the Master Class. Ash also meets a new rival, Alain, who we later learn is studying and collecting Mega Evolution energy for Team Flare to help his friend Mairin. Serena goes on to place 2nd in the Showcase Master Class, just behind Aria. Ash and Greninja start tuning into a strange transformation power they share - a legend called the Bond Phenomenon - and that eventually helps them win their 8th badge in Snowbelle City. Ash competes in the Kalos League, and is a runner up to Alain, but the award ceremony is cut short as Lysandre and Team Flare launch an attack with their Zygarde core, hoping to rebuild the world. Ash, his friends, and the Kalos Gym leaders team up to rescue Mairin's Chespie, break Z-2 out from it's mind control, and protect the Anistar City Sundial. Later, after defeating Team Flare and returning Squishy to Z-2, it's time for Serena to take flight to Hoenn to compete in Pokémon contests and for Ash to travel home.
This series consists of 47 episodes, from "From A to Z!" to "Till We Compete Again!". The series ended off with two TV specials: "The Legend of X, Y, and Z!" (which the dub considers episode 48) and the undubbed special "The Strongest Duo! Clemont and Cilan!!", which featured the return of Cilan.
Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon (Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon)
Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon
- Main article: Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon (season)
This season features Ash Ketchum and his Pikachu as they attend a school in the Alola region. Ash catches new Alola Pokémon and learns about the region's secrets and mysteries. While Ash's classmates and Samson Oak visit Kanto, Misty and Brock come to visit.
Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon - Ultra Adventures
- Main article: Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon - Ultra Adventures
Ash Ketchum and his Pikachu continue to attend a school in the Alola region, catch new Alolan Pokémon, and learn about the region's secrets and mysteries. During this season, Ash and his classmates encounter the legendary Pokémon Nebby, Lillie's mother, Lusamine, and the Ultra Beasts that could jeopardize the Alola region.
Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon - Ultra Legends
- Main article: Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon - Ultra Legends
This season features Ash and Pikachu as they continue to attend a school in Alola and the region adopts its own version of the Pokémon League.
Pocket Monsters (2019 series) (Pokémon Journeys: The Series)
Pokémon Journeys: The Series
- Main article: Pokémon Journeys: The Series (season)
This season features Ash and Pikachu as they help Professor Cerise run the Cerise Laboratory and research Pokémon and their behavior. Ash traverses the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos, Alola, and Galar regions along with Goh, a new Trainer from Vermilion City. His goal is to catch every single Pokémon known to man, working his way up to Mew. Ash's goal in the season is to compete in the World Coronation Series (Pokémon League Generation VIII equivalent in the anime). He wants to defeat the champion Leon.
Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series
- Main article: Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series
This season continues the research fellowship adventures of Ash Ketchum, Goh and Chloe Cerise, 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 Vermilion City in the Kanto region.
Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series
- Main article: Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series