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Pokémon Journeys: The Series

This article is about the seventh series of the anime. For its eponymous first season, see S23. For the quest undertaken by a Pokémon Trainer, see Pokémon journey.

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Japanese logo for Pocket Monsters

Pokémon Journeys: The Series (Japanese: ポケットモンスター Pocket Monsters) is the seventh series of the Pokémon anime. This anime series is based on the events of all the core series games, including the Generation VIII games Pokémon Sword and Shield. It follows Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon. It premiered on November 17, 2019 in Japan (although the first episode had a special screening two days earlier) and on June 12, 2020 in the United States.

The series features "double protagonists" Ash Ketchum and Goh, along with their respective partners Pikachu and Cinderace. Ash and Goh travel around the world, specifically all regions that have appeared in the core series (from Kanto to Galar), and meet Pokémon living in each region while pursuing their respective goals. Ash continues his pursuit of becoming a Pokémon Master by entering the World Coronation Series, with the hopes of one day having an official match with the reigning Monarch, Leon. Goh, having had a fateful encounter with Mew when he was six, dreams of one day catching the Mythical Pokémon, and is currently filling his Pokédex in the hopes that it will get him closer to his dream. The series also features as supporting characters a young girl named Chloe, and her father Professor Cerise, who runs the Cerise Laboratory in Vermilion City.

As with the previous three series of the anime, this series introduces a new art style. For instance, Ash's eyes (both the irises and the overall eyes) are drawn larger, and Team Rocket's eyes are drawn sharper than in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon. Characters are also consistently drawn with fingernails, like in Pokémon the Series: XY.

Pokémon Journeys is the first anime series to feature episodes split into two different story segments, something that started in Splash, Dash, and Smash for the Crown! / Slowking's Crowning! and continued with Pikachu Translation Check... / Up to Your Neck! and JN058. These episodes have a more comical and "loose" plot from the main anime story.

Episodes in Pokémon Journeys: The Series are numbered with the prefix JN on Bulbapedia. For a complete episode listing, see the list of Pokémon Journeys: The Series episodes.


Dub seasons

When Pokémon Journeys: The Series came to be dubbed into English and other languages, it was divided into seasons, with one so far:


Home video releases


For more images, please see artwork from Pokémon Journeys: The Series on the Bulbagarden Archives.



Main characters

Supporting characters


  • The Japanese name for this series retains its original title: Pocket Monsters.
  • The design for the Japanese logo of the series is shared with M20 and M21, which are not canon with the main series.
    • This also makes it the first series logo to not be colored in any shade of green, being completely blue instead. It is also the first one without any 3D perspective, having a flat 2D design.
  • In the United States, Netflix provides an epilepsy warning at the beginning of each episode after the TV rating chyron, thus marking the second time that the warning has been used outside of Japan, the first time being Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution.
  • This is the first series:

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