Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series
Season 25
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Logo for the season
Opening With You
Gotta Catch Em All
Episodes 54
Region Kanto, Hoenn, Kalos, Alola, & Galar
Series Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Preceded by Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series
Followed by Pokémon Horizons: The Series

Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series is the twenty-fifth season of the dubbed version of the Pokémon anime. It is the third and final season of Pokémon Journeys: The Series. The season follows Ash and Goh as they travel around the world, based at the Cerise Laboratory in Vermilion City in Kanto. The last 12 episodes of the season form an arc called Pokémon: To Be a Pokémon Master, during which Ash reunites with Misty and Brock and travels the world with them.

Pokémon: To Be a Pokémon Master logo

In the United States, episodes were added quarterly on Netflix, beginning on October 21, 2022 with the first 12 episodes, starting from The Spectral Express!, and concluding on September 8, 2023 with the last 12 episodes, ending with Distant Blue Sky!. In Canada, it debuted on May 28, 2022 on Teletoon. In South Africa, it debuted on August 2, 2022 on e.tv. In the United Kingdom, it debuted on September 1, 2022 on POP. In Australia, it debuted on September 15, 2022 on 9Go!.

This season skips JN119, JN121, JN126, and JN128, due to those episodes being clip shows.

It is preceded by Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series, and succeeded by Pokémon Horizons: The Series, the first season of the dub of Pokémon Horizons: The Series.


The stakes are higher than ever for Ash, Goh and Chloe as they advance toward their goals! As the Pokémon World Coronation Series tournament heats up, intensive training is in store for Ash, Pikachu and their Pokémon friends. Meanwhile, Goh embarks on a series of challenging trial missions to become a member of Project Mew. And as Chloe and Eevee learn about the different evolutionary paths that Eevee can take, will they be able to come to a decision about its future? Get ready for nonstop action, familiar faces from journeys past and more Pokémon discoveries to be made!

Important events

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.
Poster for the season
Poster for the Pokémon: To Be a Pokémon Master arc

Party changes

Ash's Pokémon

Starting from The Road Most Traveled!, Ash rotates his team for the rest of the season.


The following Pokémon return to Ash:


Goh's Pokémon

Goh registers the following Pokémon in his quest to fill his Pokédex. As of the last episode of the season, Goh is known to own 108 Pokémon, with 115 or 116 Pokémon species registered in his Pokédex.


Goh catches or receives the following Pokémon:


The following members of Goh's roster evolve:

Given away

Goh gives away the following Pokémon:


Other characters


World Coronation Series progress

Ash battles against the following opponents in World Coronation Series battles:

Opponent Epicode Result Class Rank
Marnie JN099 Victory Ultra 15
Drasna JN104 Victory Ultra 9
Raihan JN109 Victory Master 8

Project Mew

Goh undertakes the following Project Mew missions:

Mission Epicode Tokens earned
Raid Battle against Articuno JN102 3
Sea Mauville battle royale JN110 2
Catch Regieleki and Regidrago JN113 3


On Netflix, the last 12 episodes of the season are numbered separately from the rest of the season, under the title "Pokémon: To Be a Pokémon Master: Ultimate Journeys: The Series".

Epicode Episode Title #
JN091 The Spectral Express! 1
JN092 The Winding Path to Greatness! 2
JN093 It's All in the Name! 3
JN094 Suffering the Flings and Arrows! 4
JN095 The Good, The Bad, and The Lucky! 5
JN096 Lighting the Way Home! 6
JN097 An Evolution in Taste! 7
JN098 Out of Their Elements! 8
JN099 Battling Turned Up to Eleven! 9
JN100 Meeting Up with the Monarch! 10
JN101 A One-Stick Wonder! 11
JN102 Battling in the Freezing Raid! 12
JN103 The Future is Now, Thanks to Strategy! 13
JN104 Taking Two For The Team! 14
JN105 Reuniting for the First Time! 15
JN106 Radio Lulled the Mischievous Stars! 16
JN107 Big Brother to the Rescue! 17
JN108 Catching the Aura of Fate! 18
JN109 Aim For The Eight! 19
JN110 Narrowing the Chaser Chase! 20
JN111 The Homecoming Crown! 21
JN112 Helping the Hometown Hero! 22
JN113 Chasing to the Finish! 23
JN114 Friends, Rivals, Lend Me Your Spirit! 24
JN115 Curtain Up! Fight the Fights! 25
JN116 Pride of a Champion! 26
JN117 The Fiery Road to Mastership! 27
JN118 Battling as Hard as Stone! 28
JN120 Infinite Possibilities! 29
JN122 It's… Champion Time! 30
JN123 Bewitch, Battle, and Bewilder! 31
JN124 Valor: A Strategic Part of Battling! 32
JN125 Whittle While You Work! 33
JN127 Just a Scone's Throw From Here! 34
JN129 A Flood of Torrential Gains! 35
JN130 Toying With Your Motions! 36
JN131 Paring Pokémon While Parrying! 37
JN132 Partners in Time! 38
JN133 The Mew from Here! 39
JN134 In the Palms of our Hands! 40
JN135 Heroes Unite! 41
JN136 This Could be the Start of Something Big! 42
JN137 The Road Most Traveled! 43
JN138 A Fated Face-Off! 44
JN139 Must Be Our Heroes and the Witch! 45
JN140 Bearing Down Easy! 46
JN141 A Squad's Worth of Passion! 47
JN142 The Same Moon, Now and Forever! 48
JN143 Ride, Lapras, Ride! 49
JN144 Getting to the Heart of it All! 50
JN145 Rocket Revengers! 51
JN146 Ash and Latios 52
JN147 The Rainbow and the Pokémon Master! 53
JNS05 Distant Blue Sky! 54

Home video releases

North American DVD releases

Main article: List of English language Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series home video releases (Region 1)


  • In the September 22, 2022 press release announcing the Netflix premiere date in the United States, a statement that the season would contain "approximately 54 episodes" was included in error.[1][2] The same 54 episode figure was also mentioned in an August 16, 2022 article by Toy World Magazine reporting on the announcement of the POP premiere date in the United Kingdom.[3] This number would later prove to be the accurate episode number.
  • Unlike the previous two seasons, the Ultimate Journeys logo that appears during the opening theme and the Who's That Pokémon? segment includes the phrase "The Series".
  • This is the first season to have more than one opening theme song (first since Pokémon: Advanced, if going by television definition).
  • As with Pokémon the Series: XYZ, this season contains a special episode. However, it is the first season to contain a special episode that is not counted by the Japanese official websites, rental DVDs, and video-on-demand streaming releases as a main series episode the way The Legend of X, Y, and Z!, XYS06, and the Mega Evolution Specials were.
  • This is the last season to feature Ash and Pikachu as main protagonists and the Team Rocket trio as main antagonists.
  • The 12 episodes of To Be a Pokémon Master were released in the United States on the 25th anniversary of the original airing of the anime's first episode.
  • This is the last season to feature Carter Cathcart as the script adapter and a voice actor for the English dub, as he opted to retire from the anime following his diagnosis of cancer.

In other languages

Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series

Pokémon: To Be a Pokémon Master


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