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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 Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire by AG, those in Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl by DP, those in Pokémon the Series: Black & White by BW, those in Pokémon the Series: XY by XY, those in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon by SM, those in Pokémon Journeys: The Series by JN, and those in Pokémon Horizons: The Series by HZ.

List of series

English dub Japanese version Generation Debut episode Final episode Special episodes
Pokémon the Series:
The Beginning
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
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
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
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
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:
Pocket Monsters
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 & Moon
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!!
Pokémon Journeys:
The Series
Pocket Monsters
Generation VIII JN001
Enter Pikachu!
Pikachu is Born!
The Rainbow and the Pokémon Master!
The Rainbow and the Pokémon Master!
JNS01 - JNS05
Pokémon Horizons:
The Series
Pocket Monsters
Generation IX HZ001
The Pendant That Starts It All: Part One
はじまりのペンダント 前編
The Pendant of Beginning, Part 1

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
Complete listMoviesOther anime series
  This article is part of Project Anime, a Bulbapedia project that covers all aspects of the Pokémon anime.