List of side story episodes

This is a list of side story episodes of the anime, which occasionally aired instead of a rerun from the main anime series during an episode of the Weekly Pokémon Broadcasting Station in Japan. When dubbed, these side stories became part of Pokémon Chronicles, alongside The Legend of Thunder! special and several Pikachu shorts.

Unlike the main anime, Ash Ketchum is not featured in a central role; many of the episodes feature his friends in an expanded role, however. The Team Rocket members featured are usually Butch and Cassidy, in place of the usual members Ash faces.

List of side stories

Code Screenshot English title Japanese title US broadcast Japan broadcast Time between
HS01   A Family That Battles Together Stays Together! タケシ!ニビジムをすくえ!
Takeshi! Save Nibi Gym!
June 24, 2006 December 3, 2002 1299 days
HS02   Cerulean Blues ハナダジムのリベンジマッチ
Revenge Match at Hanada Gym
June 24, 2006 December 10, 2002 1292 days
HS03   We're No Angels! がんばれ!前向きロケット団
Persevere! Look Forward, Rocket-dan
July 1, 2006 December 17, 2002 1292 days
HS04   Showdown at the Oak Corral オーキド邸 だいけっせん!!
Huge Battle at Okido Residence!!
July 8, 2006 January 14, 2003 1271 days
HS05   The Blue Badge of Courage カスミ!ブルーバッジをゲットせよ!
Kasumi! Get the Blue Badge!!
July 22, 2006 February 25, 2003 1243 days
HS06   Of Meowth and Pokémon (Part 1) 出会いのミレニアムタウン
The Millennium Town Meetup
October 7, 2006 March 4, 2003 1313 days
HS07   Of Meowth and Pokémon (Part 2) アルバイトはたいへんニャース!?
Nyarth with a Part-Time Job!?
October 7, 2006 March 4, 2003 1313 days
HS08   Oaknapped! ポケモン捜査網!オーキド博士をさがせ!!
A Pokémon Dragnet! Search for Dr. Okido!!
July 29, 2006 April 8, 2003 1208 days
HS09   Big Meowth, Little Dreams (Part 1) 迷探偵ニャース参上!
Calling on Mysterious Detective Nyarth!
October 21, 2006 June 17, 2003 1222 days
HS10   Big Meowth, Little Dreams (Part 2) メイッコルリリは大迷惑?
Ruriri the Niece is a Great Nuisance?
October 21, 2006 June 17, 2003 1222 days
HS11   A Date with Delcatty カスミ真剣勝負!命かけます!?
Kasumi's Earnest Struggle! Life or Death!?
August 05, 2006 September 2, 2003 1068 days
HS12   Training Daze ロケット団 愛と青春の原点
Rocket-dan: The Origin of Love and Youth
August 19, 2006 September 30, 2003 1054 days
HS13   Celebi and Joy! もうひとつのセレビィ伝説
Yet Another Legend of Celebi
August 12, 2006 October 7, 2003 1040 days
HS14   Journey to the Starting Line! マサラタウン、ポケモントレーナーの旅立ち
Masara Town, Pokémon Trainer's Journey Begins
August 26, 2006 October 14, 2003 1047 days
HS15   Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl! ポケモン研究者シゲルと復活のプテラ
Pokémon Researcher Shigeru and the Revived Ptera
September 2, 2006 March 16, 2004 900 days
HS16   Luvdisc is a Many Splendored Thing! カスミとラブカス!ラブバトル
Kasumi and Lovecus! Love Battle
September 23, 2006 September 14, 2004 739 days
HS17   Those Darn Electabuzz! ナナコとリザードン!炎の猛特訓!
Nanako and Lizardon! Super Hard Training of Flame!
September 23, 2006 September 21, 2004 732 days
HS18   The Search for the Legend 天駆ける伝説 ヒロシとファイヤー!
The Heavenly Legend, Hiroshi and Fire!
September 30, 2006 September 28, 2004 732 days
This concludes the special episodes aired as part of Weekly Pokémon Broadcasting Station.

See also

Original series (list) Indigo LeagueAdventures in the Orange Islands
The Johto JourneysJohto League ChampionsMaster Quest
Ruby and Sapphire (list) AdvancedAdvanced ChallengeAdvanced BattleBattle Frontier
Diamond and Pearl (list) Diamond and PearlBattle DimensionGalactic BattlesSinnoh League Victors
Black & White (list) Black & WhiteRival DestiniesAdventures in Unova and Beyond
XY (list) XYKalos QuestXYZ (Mega Evolution Specials)
Sun & Moon (list) Sun & MoonUltra Adventures‎Ultra Legends
Journeys (list) JourneysMaster JourneysUltimate Journeys (The Arceus Chronicles)
Horizons (list) Horizons
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 SignsA Ripple in Time
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