Eyecatch

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An eyecatch (Japanese: アイキャッチ eyecatch) is a transitional feature in the Pokémon anime that appears between commercial breaks during an episode. Sometimes, the 12 seconds available are used for two 6-second eyecatches or a single 12-second eyecatch.

The only eyecatch retained for Western audiences was Dare da? (Japanese, kana: だれだ?; translation: Who is it?), which became Who's That Pokémon?. Unlike its Japanese counterpart, it continued well into Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire, ending with Watt's with Wattson?. It was replaced by Pokémon Trainer's Choice, starting with What You Seed is What You Get and ending with Pasta La Vista, when eyecatches disappeared in the dub. Who's That Pokémon? later returned in In The Shadow of Zekrom!. With that, the English dub episodes of Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl are the only ones with no eyecatch entirely.

List of eyecatches

Japanese

Name First half Last half Episodes
Pocket Monsters (1997)
Dare da?
 
 
EP001 - EP191
Pocket Monster TV
 
 
EP192 - EP210
    EP211 - EP274
(EP192 - EP274 on VHS)
Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation
N/A
 
 
AG001 - AG002
 
 
AG003
 
 
AG004 - AG104
 
 
AG105, AG109, AG116, AG119, AG123, AG127, AG132, AG138, AG141, AG145, AG146, AG148, AG151, AG154, AG158, AG164, AG166, AG169, AG175, AG179, AG183, AG187, AG191
 
 
AG106, AG110, AG114, AG121, AG128, AG135, AG140, AG149, AG153, AG157, AG162, AG167, AG171, AG176, AG182, AG186, AG192
 
 
AG107, AG111, AG113, AG118, AG124, AG126, AG129, AG131, AG133, AG136, AG139, AG144, AG150, AG155, AG160, AG161, AG165, AG170, AG172, AG177, AG180, AG185, AG188, AG190
 
 
AG108, AG112, AG115, AG117, AG120, AG125, AG130, AG134, AG137, AG142, AG143, AG147, AG152, AG156, AG159, AG163, AG168, AG173, AG174, AG178, AG181, AG184, AG189
Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl
N/A
 
 
DP001
 
 
DP002
 
 
DP003
 
 
DP004 - DP010
 
 
DP011 - DP120
    DP121 - DP124, DP126 - DP132, DP134, DP136 - DP137, DP139 - DP141, DP143 - DP191
    DP125, DP148, DP190
    DP133, DP168, DP173, DP183, DP185, DP187, DP189
    DP135, DP138, DP142, DP153, DP172
    DP164
    DPS01
    DPS02
Pocket Monsters Best Wishes!
N/A     BW001 - BW006
    BW007 - BW060
Dare da?     BW061 - BW142
BWS01 - BWS02
Pocket Monsters XY
Pokémon Quiz     XY001 - XY140
XYS05 - XYS06
Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon
Dare da?     SM001 - SM145
Pocket Monsters (2019)
Dare da?     JN001 - JN070, JN072 - JN076, JN078 - Present
N/A     JN071, JN077
 

English dub

Name First half Last half Episodes
Pokémon the Series: The Beginnng and Pokémon the Series: Gold & Silver
Who's That Pokémon?
 
 
EP001 - EP116
 
 
EP117 - EP157
 
 
EP158 - EP274
Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire
Who's That Pokémon?
 
 
AG001 - AG040
Pokémon Trainer's Choice
 
 
AG041 - AG145
Pokémon the Series: Black & White
Who's That Pokémon?     BW001 - BW142
Pokémon the Series: XY
Who's That Pokémon?     XY001 - XY140, XYS05
Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon
Who's That Pokémon?     SM001 - SM146
Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Who's That Pokémon?     JN001 - ???
 


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