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Season

If you were looking for the game mechanic introduced in Generation V, see seasons.

A season of the Pokémon anime is a collection of dubbed episodes that begin airing for the first time between August and September (Seasons 1-9), between April and June (Seasons 10-13) or between January and February (Seasons 14-present). They usually share an opening, and are often 52 or fewer episodes long. There is no distinction between these dubbed seasons in the original Japanese airings, except when the seasons' beginnings and endings coincide with those of a new series in Japan. Each season also has a movie that corresponds to it, though the pairing of a movie with a specific anime season is merely due to the annual release they undergo in Japan.

It should be noted that the concept of seasons does not exist in Japan, where episodes of Pokémon air nearly every Thursday. An invention of the American broadcast industry, a season is typically aired new for nine months out of the year, with three months (usually during the summer) taken off to begin production for the next season, during which reruns air. The Japanese release schedule was eventually adopted by Pokémon USA (now known as The Pokémon Company International) after 4Kids Entertainment lost dubbing rights.

List of seasons

Logo Medium Season name Debut episode Final episode Episodes
Season1 logo.png Televised airing Pokémon: Indigo League EP001
Pokémon - I Choose You!
EP057
The Breeding Center Secret
52
DVD release Pokémon: Indigo League EP001
Pokémon - I Choose You!
EP080
Friends to the End
79
Season2 logo.png Televised airing Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands EP052
Princess vs. Princess
EP105
Charizard Chills
49
DVD release Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands EP081
Pallet Party Panic
EP116
The Rivalry Revival
36
Season3 logo.png Televised airing Pokémon: The Johto Journeys EP106
The Pokémon Water War
EP157
The Fortune Hunters
52
DVD release Pokémon: The Johto Journeys EP117
Don't Touch That 'dile
EP157
The Fortune Hunters
41
Season4 logo.png Televised airing Pokémon: Johto League Champions EP158
A Goldenrod Opportunity
EP209
Machoke, Machoke Man!
52
DVD release Pokémon: Johto League Champions EP158
A Goldenrod Opportunity
EP209
Machoke, Machoke Man!
52
Season5 logo.png Televised airing Pokémon: Master Quest EP210
Around the Whirlpool
EP262
You're a Star, Larvitar!
52
DVD release Pokémon: Master Quest EP210
Around the Whirlpool
EP274
Hoenn Alone!
64
Season6 logo.png Televised airing Pokémon: Advanced EP263
Address Unown!
AG040
Watt's with Wattson?
52
DVD release Pokémon: Advanced AG001
Get the Show on the Road!
AG040
Watt's with Wattson?
40
Season7 logo.png Televised airing Pokémon: Advanced Challenge AG041
What You Seed is What You Get
AG092
Judgment Day!
52
DVD release Pokémon: Advanced Challenge AG041
What You Seed is What You Get
AG092
Judgment Day!
52
Season8 logo.png Televised airing Pokémon: Advanced Battle AG093
Clamperl of Wisdom
AG145
Pasta La Vista!
52
DVD release Pokémon: Advanced Battle AG093
Clamperl of Wisdom
AG145
Pasta La Vista!
52
Battle Frontier logo.png Televised airing Pokémon: Battle Frontier AG146
Fear Factor Phony
AG192
Home is Where the Start Is!
47
DVD release Pokémon: Battle Frontier AG146
Fear Factor Phony
AG192
Home is Where the Start Is!
47
Season10 logo.png Televised airing Pokémon Diamond and Pearl DP001
Following A Maiden's Voyage!
DP052
Smells Like Team Spirit!
52
DVD release Pokémon Diamond and Pearl DP001
Following A Maiden's Voyage!
DP052
Smells Like Team Spirit!
52
Pokémon Battle Dimension logo.png Televised airing Pokémon DP: Battle Dimension DP053
Tears For Fears!
DP104
Sleepless In Pre-Battle!
52
DVD release Pokémon DP: Battle Dimension DP053
Tears For Fears!
DP104
Sleepless In Pre-Battle!
52
Galactic Battles Logo.png Televised airing Pokémon DP: Galactic Battles DP105
Get Your Rotom Running!
DP157
Gotta Get a Gible!
52
DVD release Pokémon DP: Galactic Battles DP105
Get Your Rotom Running!
DP157
Gotta Get a Gible!
52
Season 13 Logo.png Televised airing Pokémon DP: Sinnoh League Victors DP158
Regaining the Home Advantage!
DP191
Memories are Made of Bliss!
34
DVD release Pokémon DP: Sinnoh League Victors DP158
Regaining the Home Advantage!
DP191
Memories are Made of Bliss!
34
Season 14 logo.png Televised airing Pokémon: Black & White BW001
In the Shadow of Zekrom!
BW048
Battle for the Underground!
48
DVD release Pokémon: Black & White BW001
In the Shadow of Zekrom!
BW048
Battle for the Underground!
48
Season 15 logo.png Televised airing Pokémon BW: Rival Destinies BW049
Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!
BW097
Unova's Survival Crisis!
49
DVD release Pokémon BW: Rival Destinies BW049
Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!
BW097
Unova's Survival Crisis!
49
Season 16 logo.png
Season 16 logo 2.png
Televised airing Pokémon BW: Adventures in Unova BW098
Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige!
BW142
The Dream Continues!
45
DVD release Pokémon BW: Adventures in Unova BW098
Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige!
BW142
The Dream Continues!
45
Pokémon the Series XY logo.png Televised airing Pokémon the Series: XY XY001
Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!
XY049
Bonnie for the Defense!
48
DVD release Pokémon the Series: XY XY001
Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!
XY049
Bonnie for the Defense!
48
Season 18 logo.png Televised airing Pokémon the Series: XY Kalos Quest XY050
Pathways to Performance Partnering!
Ongoing
DVD release Pokémon the Series: XY Kalos Quest XY050
Pathways to Performance Partnering!
Ongoing


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