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Pokémon the Series

A series (Japanese: シリーズ series) of the anime is a collection of episodes that corresponds roughly to a specific generation of games.

For Japanese episodes, this distinction is made instead of seasons (although there are other subdivisions, such as Episode Orange Islands and Best Wishes! Season 2). In the dub, this distinction was not properly made until Pokémon the Series: XY, which introduced a name for the series, being followed by some older series retroactively receiving similar names in home video box sets and video-on-demand releases (such as iTunes and Netflix). With the exception of Pokémon: Advanced (only when using standard season divisions), dub seasons never contain episodes from more than one series, being cut off at series divisions.

On Bulbapedia, the episodes in each series are divided from other series by their episode code. Episodes in the original series are denoted by EP, those in the Advanced Generation series by AG, those in the Diamond & Pearl series by DP, those in the Best Wishes series by BW, those in the XY series by XY, those in the Sun & Moon series by SM, and those in the new series by SS.

List of series

English dub Japanese version Generation Debut episode Final episode Special episodes
Pokémon the Series: The Beginning
Pokémon the Series:
The Beginning
Original series
Pocket Monsters
Generation I EP001
Pokémon - I Choose You!
ポケモン! きみにきめた!
Pokémon! I Choose You!
The Rivalry Revival
Rival Showdown! Satoshi VS Shigeru!!
Pokémon the Series: Gold and Silver
Pokémon the Series:
Gold and Silver
Generation II EP117
Don't Touch That 'dile
Wakaba Town! The Town Where Winds Telling of a Beginning Blow!
Hoenn Alone!
Parting with Pikachu...!
Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire
Pokémon the Series:
Ruby and Sapphire
Advanced Generation series
Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation
Generation III AG001
Get the Show on the Road
新たなる大地! 新たなる冒険!!
A New Land! A New Adventure!!
Home is Where the Start Is!
End of a Journey, and Then the Start of a Journey!
Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl
Pokémon the Series:
Diamond and Pearl
Diamond & Pearl series
Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl
Generation IV DP001
Following A Maiden's Voyage!
Setting Off! From Futaba Town to Masago Town!!
Memories are Made of Bliss!
Memories are Pearls! Friendship is a Diamond!!
DPS01 - DPS02
Pokémon the Series: Black & White
Pokémon the Series:
Black & White
Best Wishes series
Pocket Monsters Best Wishes!
Generation V BW001
In The Shadow of Zekrom!
To the Isshu Region! Zekrom's Shadow!!
The Dream Continues!
My Dream, Pokémon Master!!
BWS01 - BWS02
Pokémon the Series: XY
Pokémon the Series: XY
XY series
Pocket Monsters XY
Generation VI XY001
Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!
We've Arrived in the Kalos Region! The Beginning of Dreams and Adventures!!
Till We Compete Again!
The Endless Zero! Until the Day We Meet Again!!
XYS01 - XYS06
Pokémon the Series: Sun and Moon
Pokémon the Series:
Sun & Moon
Sun & Moon series
Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon
Generation VII SM001
Alola to New Adventure!
Alola! The Starting Island, the Starter Pokémon!!
Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!
Thank You, Alola! Respective Departures!!
Pocket Monsters new series logo.png
Pocket Monsters
Generation VIII SS001
Pikachu is Born!
Original series (list) Indigo LeagueAdventures in the Orange Islands
The Johto JourneysJohto League ChampionsMaster Quest
Advanced Generation (list) AdvancedAdvanced ChallengeAdvanced BattleBattle Frontier
Diamond & Pearl (list) Diamond and PearlBattle DimensionGalactic BattlesSinnoh League Victors
Best Wishes! (list) Black & WhiteRival DestiniesAdventures in Unova and Beyond
XY (list) XYKalos QuestXYZ (Mega Evolution Specials)
Sun & Moon (list) Sun & MoonUltra Adventures‎Ultra Legends
New series (list) Unannounced
Specials (list) Pikachu's Winter VacationSide StoriesPokémon Chronicles
Planetarium specialsPikachu shorts
Mewtwo ReturnsThe Legend of Thunder!Pichu Bros. in Party Panic
The Mastermind of Mirage PokémonPokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Complete listMovies
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