English titles aren't used when talking about the Japanese airing
* The original airing credited 志村泉 ''Izumi Shimura'' and 岩根雅明 ''[[Masaaki Iwane]]'' as animation directors in addition to Hiroshi Sakai.}}
'''Pikachu's Goodbye''' (Japanese: '''ピカチュウのもり''' ''Forest of Pikachu'') is the 39th episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It was first broadcast in Japan on April 16, 1998 and in the United States on November 20, 1998. It was the first episode to air after the [[EP038]] incident. Notably, it is also, with
''[[EP040 |The Battling Eevee Brothers]] '', the first hour-long Pokémon special.