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The anime is produced in Japan and airs on [[TV Tokyo]] nearly every week. Until the [[EP038|Porygon incident]], the show aired every Tuesday at 7 PM. The show returned afterwards at the same time on Thursdays. From April 7, 2016, to September 13, 2018, it instead began five minutes earlier at 6:55 PM on Thursdays. Since October 7, 2018, the show airs each Sunday at 6 PM. Many fans consider the dialogue and events mentioned in the Japanese version to be the "true canon", while the various dubs are regarded to be overridden if something stated in them differs from something said in a Japanese episode.
 
In Japan, the anime is divided into seven [[series]]: ''[[Original series|Pocket Monsters: The Original Series]]'', ''[[Advanced Generation series|Pocket Monsters: Advanced Generation]]'', ''[[Diamond & Pearl series|Pocket Monsters: Diamond & Pearl]]'', ''[[Best Wishes series|Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes]]'', ''[[XY series|Pocket Monsters: XY]]'', ''[[Sun & Moon series|Pocket Monsters: Sun & Moon]]'', and ''[[New series|Pocket Monsters: The New Series]]''. Outside of it, it has been divided into seven series: ''[[Original series|Pokémon the Series: The Beginning]]'', ''[[Original series|Pokémon the Series: Gold & Silver]]'', ''[[Advanced Generation series|Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire]]'', ''[[Diamond & Pearl series|Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl]]'', ''[[Best Wishes series|Pokémon the Series: Black and White]]'', ''[[XY series|Pokémon the Series: XY]]'', and ''[[Sun & Moon series|Pokémon the Series: Sun and Moon]]''. The episodes are also further divided into [[season]]s spanning roughly 52 episodes, and currently {{cat|Anime seasons|numbering {{#expr: {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Anime seasons}} - 1}}}}. This concept of a television season was first embraced by the Japanese source with the inclusion of an explicitly second season to ''Best Wishes''.
 
The show is mainly aimed at children, and as such, mature topics such as death are not often brought up, though sometimes they appear in some episodes, and most notably in movies. Many Pokémon that are implied to be violent or sinister in the games are also made to be less aggressive. There are generally some references meant for adults, though these are kept to a minimum especially outside of Japan.
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