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The anime has aired in 169<ref>[https://www.pokemon.co.jp/corporate/en/services/ ''Pokémon in Figures'' - The Pokémon Company] (retrieved June 2, 2020)</ref> {{cat|Pokémon around the world|different countries and regions}} in over 30 [[Dub|languages]]. It is available on [[Netflix]] in 217 countries with different dubs and subtitles, and all countries except Japan and South Korea have at least English audio<ref>[http://unogs.com/title/80186475 ''Pokémon the Series'' - Unofficial Netflix Online Global Search] (retrieved June 2, 2020)</ref>. [[The Pokémon Company International]] usually refers to the anime as the "Pokémon animated series" or "Pokémon television series", while some [[event Pokémon]] based on Pokémon from the anime have their location set as "the Pokémon cartoon" in the English version of the games. It is also referred to formally as '''''Pokémon the Series''''' (Japanese: '''テレビアニメ「ポケットモンスター」シリーズ''' ''TV Anime "Pocket Monsters" Series'').
 
 
==Overview==
Over the course of the series, Ash has had several {{AP|friends}} who travel with him, typically across one region, who assist him in his journey as much as he assists in theirs. {{an|Misty}}, the Gym Leader from [[Cerulean City]] in the games, joins him in the [[original series]], as does {{an|Brock}}, [[Pewter City]]'s Gym Leader, in [[Kanto]], [[Johto]], [[Hoenn]], and [[Sinnoh]]. [[Tracey Sketchit]], an amateur [[Pokémon watcher]], joins Ash during his Orange Archipelago journey, but leaves him on Ash's return to Pallet to become an assistant to Professor Oak, his hero. {{an|May}} and {{an|Dawn}}, rookie {{pkmn|Coordinator}}s, join Ash for the duration of ''[[Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire]]'' and ''[[Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl]]'', respectively; in these he mentors them much as Brock and Misty did him, while [[Max]], May's brother, who is too young to own Pokémon, looks up to Ash for the duration of ''Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire''. {{an|Iris}} and {{an|Cilan}} travel with Ash in ''[[Pokémon the Series: Black & White]]''. Inventor {{an|Clemont}}, his sister {{an|Bonnie}}, and Ash's childhood friend {{an|Serena}} travel with Ash in ''[[Pokémon the Series: XY]]''. Like Max, Bonnie is too young to own Pokémon, but cares for her brother's {{TP|Clemont|Dedenne}}. In ''[[Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon]]'', Ash attends the [[Pokémon School]] instead of traveling around the [[Alola]] region. As such, his new friends—{{an|Lillie}}, {{an|Mallow}}, {{an|Kiawe}}, {{an|Lana}}, and {{an|Sophocles}}—are not traveling companions but classmates. In ''[[Pokémon Journeys: The Series]]'', Ash's sole new traveling companion is [[Goh]], a Trainer who aims to catch every Pokémon species in the {{pkmn|world}}, with his ultimate goal being to catch the [[Mythical Pokémon]] {{p|Mew}}.
 
The anime is produced in Japan by [[OLM Incorporated|OLM]] in association with [[Shogakukan|ShoPro]] and [[JR Kikaku]] and airs on [[TV Tokyo]] nearly every week, with the exception of a four-month hiatus after the [[EP038|Porygon incident]] and a seven-week hiatus during the [[COVID-19 pandemic]]. Until the 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]]'', ''[[Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire|Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation]]'', ''[[Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl|Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl]]'', ''[[Pokémon the Series: Black & White|Pocket Monsters Best Wishes]]'', ''[[Pokémon the Series: XY|Pocket Monsters XY]]'', ''[[Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon|Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon]]'', and ''[[Pokémon Journeys: The Series|Pocket Monsters]]''. Outside of it, it has been divided into eight series: ''[[Original series|Pokémon the Series: The Beginning]]'', ''[[Original series|Pokémon the Series: Gold & Silver]]'', ''[[Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire]]'', ''[[Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl]]'', ''[[Pokémon the Series: Black & White]]'', ''[[Pokémon the Series: XY]]'', ''[[Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon|Pokémon the Series: Sun and Moon]]'', and ''[[Pokémon Journeys: The Series]]''. 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.
 
==SeriesTelevision series==
===Pokémon[[Original the Seriesseries]]===
{| class="roundy" style="text-align: center; border: 2px1px solid #000{{yellow color}}; background: #FFF; padding:{{yellow 2pxcolor}}; width: 100%;"
|-! style="{{roundytl|5px}}; background: #000;{{red color: #FFFlight}}; width: 50%" colspan="3" | Japan
! colspan=2 style="background: #{{roundytl|5pxyellow color}};" width: 50%;rowspan="7" | Japanese series
! colspan=3 style="{{roundytr|5px}}; background: #{{green color light}}; width: 50%;" colspan="3" | EnglishUnited dubStates
|-
! style="background: #{{red color light}}" | Season
! style="background: #{{red color light}}" | Theme song
! style="background: #{{red color light}}" | First episode
! style="background: #{{green color light}}" | Season
! style="background: #{{green color light}}" | Theme song
! style="background: #{{green color light}}" | First episode
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:Original series logo.png|150px|Pocket Monsters]]<br>[[Original series|Pocket Monsters]]
| [[File:OPJ01.png|150px|Aim to Be a Pokémon Master]]<br>[[Aim to Be a Pokémon Master]]
| [[File:EP001.png|150px|EP001]]<br>[[EP001]]
| [[File:Season1 logo.png|150px|Indigo League]]<br>[[S01|Indigo League]]
| [[File:OPE01.png|150px|Pokémon Theme]]<br>[[Pokémon Theme]]
| [[File:EP001.png|150px|EP001]]<br>[[EP001]]
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:Original series Orange Islands logo.png|150px|Pocket Monsters: Episode Orange Archipelago]]<br>[[Original series|Pocket Monsters:<br>Episode Orange Archipelago]]
| [[File:OPJ02.png|150px|The Rivals]]<br>[[The Rivals]]
| [[File:EP081.png|150px|EP081]]<br>[[EP081]]
| [[File:Season2 logo.png|150px|Orange Islands]]<br>[[S02|Adventures in the Orange Islands]]
| [[File:OPE02.png|150px|Pokémon World]]<br>{{so|Pokémon World}}
| [[File:EP081.png|150px|EP081]]<br>[[EP081]]
|-
| rowspan="3" style="background: #FFF; {{roundybl|5px}}" | [[File:Original series GS logo.png|150px|Pocket Monsters: Episode Gold & Silver]]<br>[[Original series|Pocket Monsters:<br>Episode Gold & Silver]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:OPJ03.png|150px|OK!]]<br>[[OK!]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:EP117.png|150px|EP117]]<br>[[EP117]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:Season3 logo.png|150px|Johto Journeys]]<br>[[S03|The Johto Journeys]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:OPE03.png|150px|Pokémon Johto]]<br>[[Pokémon Johto]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:EP117.png|150px|EP117]]<br>[[EP117]]
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:OPJ04.png|150px|Aim to Be a Pokémon Master]]<br>[[Aim to Be a Pokémon Master#Opening animation: TV OP 4|Aim to Be a Pokémon Master]]
| [[File:EP192.png|150px|EP192]]<br>[[EP192]]
| [[File:Season4 logo.png|150px|Johto League Champions]]<br>[[S04|Johto League Champions]]
| [[File:OPE04.png|150px|Born to Be a Winner]]<br>[[Born to Be a Winner]]
| [[File:EP158.png|150px|EP158]]<br>[[EP158]]
|-
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:OPJ05.png|150px|Ready Go!]]<br>[[Ready Go!]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:EP239.png|150px|EP239]]<br>[[EP239]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:Season5 logo.png|150px|Master Quest]]<br>[[S05|Master Quest]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:OPE05.png|150px|Believe in Me]]<br>[[Believe in Me]]
| style="{{roundybr|5px}}; background: #FFF" | [[File:EP210.png|150px|EP210]]<br>[[EP210]]
|}
 
|-===''[[Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire]]''===
!{| colspanclass=4"roundy" style="paddingtext-align: 5pxcenter;" |border: <h4>''[[Original1px series|Pokémonsolid the#{{emerald Seriescolor}}; background: The#{{emerald Beginning]]''</h4>color}}; width: 100%"
! style="padding: {{roundytl|5px}};" | [[Filebackground:Pokémon the#{{ruby Seriescolor Thelight}}; Beginningwidth: logo.png|x50px|right|Pokémon50%" thecolspan="3" Series: The| Beginning]]Japan
! style="background: #{{emerald color}}" rowspan="7" |
! style="{{roundytr|5px}}; background: #{{sapphire color light}}; width: 50%" colspan="3" | United States
|-
! style="background: #{{redruby color darklight}}; color: #FFF;" | Season name
! style="background: #{{redruby color darklight}}; color: #FFF;" | Episodes & themeTheme songssong
! style="background: #{{greenruby color darklight}}; color: #FFF;" colspan=2 | Season nameFirst episode
! style="background: #{{greensapphire color darklight}}; color: #FFF;" | Episodes & theme songsSeason
! style="background: #{{sapphire color light}}" | Theme song
! style="background: #{{sapphire color light}}" | First episode
|-
| rowspan="5" style="background: #FFF; {{roundybl|5px}}" | [[File:Advanced Generation series logo.png|150px|Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation]]<br>[[Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire|Pocket Monsters<br>Advanced Generation]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:OPJ06.png|150px|Advance Adventure]]<br>[[Advance Adventure]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:AG001.png|150px|AG001]]<br>[[AG001]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:Season6 logo.png|150px|Advanced]]<br>[[S06|Advanced]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:OPE06.png|150px|I Wanna Be a Hero]]<br>[[I Wanna Be a Hero]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:AG001.png|150px|AG001]]<br>[[AG001]]
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:OPJ07.png|150px|Challenger!!]]<br>[[Challenger!!]]
| [[File:AG070.png|150px|AG070]]<br>[[AG070]]
| [[File:Season7 logo.png|150px|Advanced Challenge]]<br>[[S07|Advanced Challenge]]
| [[File:OPE07.png|150px|This Dream]]<br>[[This Dream]]
| [[File:AG041.png|150px|AG041]]<br>[[AG041]]
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:OPJ08.png|150px|Pokémon Symphonic Medley]]<br>[[Pokémon Symphonic Medley]]
| [[File:AG105.png|150px|AG105]]<br>[[AG105]]
| rowspan="2" | [[File:Season8 logo.png|150px|Advanced Battle]]<br>[[S08|Advanced Battle]]
| rowspan="2" | [[File:OPE08.png|150px|Unbeatable]]<br>[[Unbeatable]]
| rowspan="2" | [[File:AG093.png|150px|AG093]]<br>[[AG093]]
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:OPJ09.png|150px|Battle Frontier]]<br>{{so|Battle Frontier}}
| [[File:AG135.png|150px|AG135]]<br>[[AG135]]
|-
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:OPJ10.png|150px|Spurt!]]<br>[[Spurt!]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:AG166.png|150px|AG166]]<br>[[AG166]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:Battle Frontier logo.png|150px|Battle Frontier]]<br>[[S09|Battle Frontier]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:OPE09.png|150px|Battle Frontier]]<br>{{OBP|Battle Frontier|dub}}
| style="{{roundybr|5px}}; background: #FFF" | [[File:AG146.png|150px|AG146]]<br>[[AG146]]
|}
 
===''[[Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl]]''===
{| class="roundy" style="text-align:center; border: 1px solid #{{platinum color}}; background: #{{platinum color}}; width: 100%"
! style="{{roundytl|5px}}; background: #{{diamond color light}}; width: 50%" colspan="3" | Japan
! style="background: #{{platinum color}}" rowspan="6" |
! style="{{roundytr|5px}}; background: #{{pearl color light}}; width: 50%" colspan="3" | United States
|-
! style="background: #{{diamond color light}}" | Season
! style="background: #{{diamond color light}}" | Theme song
! style="background: #{{diamond color light}}" | First episode
! style="background: #{{pearl color light}}" | Season
! style="background: #{{pearl color light}}" | Theme song
! style="background: #{{pearl color light}}" | First episode
|-
| rowspan="4" style="background: #FFF; {{roundybl|5px}}" | [[File:Diamond and Pearl Series logo.png|150px|Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl]]<br>[[Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl|Pocket Monsters<br>Diamond & Pearl]]
| rowspan="2" style="background: #FFF" | [[File:OPJ11.png|150px|Together]]<br>[[Together]]
| rowspan="2" style="background: #FFF" | [[File:DP001.png|150px|DP001]]<br>[[DP001]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:Season10 logo.png|150px|Diamond and Pearl]]<br>[[S10|Diamond and Pearl]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:OPE10.png|150px|Diamond and Pearl]]<br>{{so|Diamond and Pearl}}
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:DP001.png|150px|DP001]]<br>[[DP001]]
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:Pokémon Battle Dimension logo.png|150px|Battle Dimension]]<br>[[S11|Battle Dimension]]
| [[File:OPE11.png|150px|We Will Be Heroes]]<br>[[We Will Be Heroes]]
| [[File:DP053.png|150px|DP053]]<br>[[DP053]]
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:OPJ12.png|166px|High Touch!]]<br>[[High Touch!]]
| [[File:DP096.png|150px|DP096]]<br>[[DP096]]
| [[File:Galactic Battles Logo.png|150px|Galactic Battles]]<br>[[S12|Galactic Battles]]
| [[File:OPE12.png|166px|Battle Cry - (Stand Up!)]]<br>[[Battle Cry - (Stand Up!)]]
| [[File:DP105.png|150px|DP105]]<br>[[DP105]]
|-
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:OPJ13.png|166px|The Greatest - Everyday!]]<br>[[The Greatest - Everyday!]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:DP158.png|166px|DP158]]<br>[[DP158]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:Season 13 Logo.png|166px|Sinnoh League Victors]]<br>[[S13|Sinnoh League Victors]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:OPE13.png|166px|We Will Carry On!]]<br>[[We Will Carry On!]]
| style="{{roundybr|5px}}; background: #FFF" | [[File:DP158.png|166px|DP158]]<br>[[DP158]]
|}
 
===''[[Pokémon the Series: Black & White]]''===
{| class="roundy" style="text-align:center; border: 1px solid #{{unova color}}; background: #{{unova color}}; width: 100%"
! style="{{roundytl|5px}}; background: #{{black color light}}; width: 50%" colspan="3" | Japan
! style="background: #{{unova color}}" rowspan="6" |
! style="{{roundytr|5px}}; background: #{{white color light}}; width: 50%" colspan="3" | United States
|-
! style="background: #{{black color light}}" | Season
! style="background: #{{black color light}}" | Theme song
! style="background: #{{black color light}}" | First episode
! style="background: #{{white color light}}" | Season
! style="background: #{{white color light}}" | Theme song
! style="background: #{{white color light}}" | First episode
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:Pokemon Best Wishes Series.png|166px|Best Wishes]]<br>[[Pokémon the Series: Black & White|Pocket Monsters<br>Best Wishes!]]
| [[File:OPJ14.png|166px]]<br>{{OBP|Best Wishes!|song}}
| [[File:BW001.png|166px|BW001]]<br>[[BW001]]
| [[File:Season 14 logo.png|166px|Black & White]]<br>[[S14|Black & White]]
| [[File:OPE14.png|166px|Black and White]]<br>{{so|Black and White}}
| [[File:BW001.png|166px|BW001]]<br>[[BW001]]
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:Best Wishes 2 logo.png|166px|Best Wishes]]<br>[[Pokémon the Series: Black & White|Pocket Monsters<br>Best Wishes! Season 2]]
| [[File:OPJ15.png|166px]]<br>[[Be an Arrow!]]
| [[File:BW085.png|166px|BW085]]<br>[[BW085]]
| [[File:Season 15 logo.png|166px|Rival Destinies]]<br>[[S15|Rival Destinies]]
| [[File:OPE15.png|166px|Rival Destinies]]<br>[[Rival Destinies (song)|Rival Destinies]]
| [[File:BW049.png|166px|BW049]]<br>[[BW049]]
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:Best Wishes Season 2 Episode N logo.png|166px|Best Wishes N]]<br>[[Pokémon the Series: Black & White|Pocket Monsters Best Wishes!<br>Season 2: Episode N]]
| [[File:OPJ15 3.png|166px]]<br>[[Be an Arrow!#Opening animation: Version 2 (BW109 - BW122)|Be an Arrow! 2013]]
| [[File:BW109.png|166px|BW109]]<br>[[BW109]]
| [[File:Season 16 logo.png|166px|Adventures in Unova]]<br>[[S16|Adventures in Unova]]
| rowspan="2" | [[File:OPE16.png|166px|It's Always You and Me]]<br>[[It's Always You and Me]]
| [[File:BW098.png|166px|BW098]]<br>[[BW098]]
|-
| style="background: #FFF; {{roundybl|5px}}" | [[File:Best Wishes Season 2 Decolora Adventure logo.png|166px|Best Wishes Da!]]<br>[[Pokémon the Series: Black & White|Pocket Monsters Best Wishes!<br>Season 2: Decolora Adventure]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:OPJ16.png|166px]]<br>[[Summerly Slope]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:BW123.png|166px|BW123]]<br>[[BW123]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:Season 16 logo 2.png|166px|Adventures in Unova and Beyond]]<br>[[S16|Adventures in Unova and Beyond]]
| style="background: #FFF; {{roundybr|5px}}" | [[File:BW123.png|166px|BW123]]<br>[[BW123]]
|}
 
===''[[Pokémon the Series: XY]]''===
{| class="roundy" style="text-align:center; border: 1px solid #{{kalos color}}; background: #{{kalos color}}; width: 100%"
! style="{{roundytl|5px}}; background: #{{x color light}}; width: 50%" colspan="3" | Japan
! style="background: #{{kalos color}}" rowspan="6" |
! style="{{roundytr|5px}}; background: #{{y color light}}; width: 50%" colspan="3" | United States
|-
! style="background: #{{x color light}}" | Season
! style="background: #{{x color light}}" | Theme song
! style="background: #{{x color light}}" | First episode
! style="background: #{{y color light}}" | Season
! style="background: #{{y color light}}" | Theme song
! style="background: #{{y color light}}" | First episode
|- style="background: #FFF"
| rowspan="3" | [[File:XY series logo.png|150px|Pocket Monsters XY]]<br>[[Pokémon the Series: XY|Pocket Monsters XY]]
| [[File:OPJ17.png|166px]]<br>[[V (Volt)]]
| [[File:XY001.png|166px|BW001]]<br>[[XY001]]
| rowspan="2" | [[File:Pokémon the Series XY logo.png|120px|Pokémon the Series: XY]]<br>[[S17|Pokémon the Series: XY]]
| rowspan="2" | [[File:OPE17.png|166px|Pokémon Theme]]<br>[[Pokémon Theme#Opening animation: Dub OP 17|Pokémon Theme]]
| rowspan="2" | [[File:XY001.png|166px|BW001]]<br>[[XY001]]
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:OPJ17 2.png|166px]]<br>[[V (Volt)#Opening animation: Version 2 (XY029 - current)|Mega V (Mega Volt)]]
| [[File:XY029.png|166px|XY029]]<br>[[XY029]]
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:OPJ18.png|166px]]<br>[[Mad-Paced Getter]]
| [[File:XY055.png|166px|XY055]]<br>[[XY055]]
| [[File:Season 18 logo.png|120px|Pokémon the Series: XY]]<br>[[S18|Pokémon the Series: XY Kalos Quest]]
| [[File:OPE18.png|166px|Be a Hero]]<br>[[Be a Hero]]
| [[File:XY050.png|166px|XY050]]<br>[[XY050]]
|-
| style="background: #FFF; {{roundybl|5px}}" | [[File:XY & Z logo.png|150px|Pocket Monsters XY&Z]]<br>[[Pokémon the Series: XY|Pocket Monsters XY&Z]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:OPJ19.png|166px]]<br>{{OBP|XY&Z|song}}
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:XY094.png|166px|XY094]]<br>[[XY094]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:Season 19 logo.png|120px|Pokémon the Series: XYZ]]<br>[[S19|Pokémon the Series: XYZ]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:OPE19.png|166px|TBA]]<br>[[Stand Tall]]
| style="background: #FFF; {{roundybr|5px}}" | [[File:XY094.png|166px|XY094]]<br>[[XY094]]
|}
 
===''[[Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon]]''===
{| class="roundy" style="text-align:center; border: 1px solid #{{alola color}}; background: #{{alola color}}; width: 100%"
! style="{{roundytl|5px}}; background: #{{sun color light}}; width: 50%" colspan="3" | Japan
! style="background: #{{alola color}}" rowspan="6" |
! style="{{roundytr|5px}}; background: #{{moon color light}}; width: 50%" colspan="3" | United States
|-
! style="background: #{{sun color light}}" | Season
! style="background: #{{sun color light}}" | Theme song
! style="background: #{{sun color light}}" | First episode
! style="background: #{{moon color light}}" | Season
! style="background: #{{moon color light}}" | Theme song
! style="background: #{{moon color light}}" | First episode
|-
| style="background: #FFF; {{roundybl|5px}}" rowspan="4" | [[File:SM series logo.png|150px|Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon]]<br>[[Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon|Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:OPJ20 2.png|166px|Alola!!]]<br>[[Alola!!]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:SM001.png|166px|SM001]]<br>[[SM001]]
| style="background: #FFF" rowspan="2" | [[File:Season 20 logo.png|150px|Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon]]<br>[[S20|Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon]]
| style="background: #FFF" rowspan="2" | [[File:OPE20.png|166px|Under The Alolan Sun]]<br>[[Under The Alolan Sun]]
| style="background: #FFF" rowspan="2" | [[File:SM001.png|166px|SM001]]<br>[[SM001]]
|-
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:OPJ21.png|166px|Aim to Be a Pokémon Master]]<br>[[Aim to Be a Pokémon Master#Opening animation: SM OP 2|Aim to Be a Pokémon Master]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:SM030.png|166px|SM030]]<br>[[SM030]]
|-
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:OPJ22 2.png|166px|Future Connection]]<br>[[Future Connection]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:SM061.png|166px|SM061]]<br>[[SM061]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:Season 21 logo.png|150px|Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon—Ultra Adventures]]<br>[[S21|Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon—Ultra Adventures]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:OPE21.png|166px|Under The Alolan Moon]]<br>[[Under The Alolan Moon]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:SM044.png|166px|SM044]]<br>[[SM044]]
|-
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:OPJ23 13.png|166px|Your Adventure]]<br>[[Your Adventure]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:SM091.png|166px|SM091]]<br>[[SM091]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:Season 22 logo.png|150px|Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon—Ultra Legends]]<br>[[S22|Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon—Ultra Legends]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:OPE22.png|166px|The Challenge of Life]]<br>[[The Challenge of Life]]
| style="background: #FFF; {{roundybr|5px}}" | [[File:SM093.png|166px|SM093]]<br>[[SM093]]
|}
 
===''[[Pokémon Journeys: The Series]]''===
{| class="roundy" style="text-align:center; border: 1px solid #{{galar color}}; background: #{{galar color}}; width: 100%"
! style="{{roundytl|5px}}; background: #{{sword color light}}; width: 50%" colspan="3" | Japan
! style="background: #{{galar color}}" rowspan="6" |
! style="{{roundytr|5px}}; background: #{{shield color light}}; width: 50%" colspan="3" | United States
|-
! style="background: #{{sword color light}}" | Season
! style="background: #{{sword color light}}" | Theme song
! style="background: #{{sword color light}}" | First episode
! style="background: #{{shield color light}}" | Season
! style="background: #{{shield color light}}" | Theme song
! style="background: #{{shield color light}}" | First episode
|-
| style="background: #FFF; {{roundybl|5px}}" | [[File:Pocket Monsters new series logo.png|150px|Pocket Monsters]]<br>[[Pokémon Journeys: The Series|Pocket Monsters]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:OPJ24.png|166px|One, Two, Three]]<br>[[One, Two, Three]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:JN001.png|166px|JN001]]<br>[[JN001]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:Season 23 logo.png|150px|Pokémon Journeys: The Series]]<br>[[S23|Pokémon Journeys: The Series]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:OPE23.png|166px|The Journey Starts Today]]<br>[[The Journey Starts Today]]
| style="background: #FFF; {{roundybr|5px}}" | [[File:JN001.png|166px|JN001]]<br>[[JN001]]
|}
 
===Side stories===
{| class="roundy" style="text-align:center; border: 1px solid #{{colorschemedark|Hoso}}; background: #{{colorschemedark|Hoso}}; width: 100%"
! style="{{roundytl|5px}}; background: #{{colorschemelight|Hoso}}" | Japanese name
! style="background: #{{colorschemelight|Hoso}}" | Japanese run
! style="background: #{{colorschemelight|Hoso}}" | English name
! style="{{roundytr|5px}}; background: #{{colorschemelight|Hoso}}" | English run
|-
| style="{{roundybl|5px}}; background: #FFF" | [[File:Side Stories logo.png|120px|Pocket Monsters Side Stories]]<br>[[Side story episodes|Pocket Monsters Side Stories]]
| style="background: #FFF" | December 3, 2002 — September 28, 2004
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:Chronicles logo.png|160px|Pokémon Chronicles]]<br>[[Pokémon Chronicles]]
| style="{{roundybr|5px}}; background: #FFF" | June 3, 2006 — September 30, 2006
|}
 
==Movies==
{{main|Pokémon movie}}
Since 1998 in Japan, and since 1999 in the US, a Pokémon movie has been released annually, most often focusing on a {{pkmn2|Legendary}} or [[Mythical Pokémon]]. These films are almost always a large success in Japan, and remain at least somewhat successful in {{pmin|the United States}} and other countries, having been aired on television as a special since [[M09|the ninth movie]], with the first five movies receiving wide releases and later films occasionally receiving limited releases.
 
The movies are not considered by all people to be canon to the show, with some preferring to think of them occurring in an alternate timeline. This theory comes from the fact that {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} do not seem to be profoundly affected in the show by the events of the movies, which tend to have a lot of peril and drama. Others, however, see the movies as being akin to [[filler episode]]s, as none of their [[party|parties]] change, and no [[Gym Leader]]s are defeated nor [[Pokémon Contest]]s won. This is presumably the correct interpretation, as not only have most of the events of the movies been referenced at least peripherally in the show, but also, several of the events of even ''major'' episodes have been forgotten by the writers of later episodes.
 
===[[Original series]]===
{| style="text-align:center; {{roundy|10px}}; border: 1px solid #{{yellow color}}; background: #{{yellow color}}; width: 100%"
! style="{{roundytl|5px}}; background: #{{red color light}}" colspan="2" | Japan
! style="background: #{{yellow color light}}" rowspan="2" | Pikachu Project
! style="{{roundytr|5px}}; background: #{{green color light}}" colspan="2" | US
|-
! style="background: #{{red color light}}" | Japanese title
! style="background: #{{red color light}}" | Release date
! style="background: #{{green color light}}" | English title
! style="background: #{{green color light}}" | Release date
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:M01Japanese.png|150px|Mewtwo's Counterattack]]<br>ミュウツーの逆襲<br><small>''Mewtwo's Counterattack''</small>
| July 18, 1998
| [[File:Pikachu the Movie 1 poster.png|150px|Pikachu the Movie]]<br>[[M01|Pikachu Project 1998]]
| [[File:Movie 1 poster.png|150px|Mewtwo Strikes Back]]<br>[[M01|Mewtwo Strikes Back]]
| November 12, 1999
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:M02Japanese.png|150px|Phantom Pokémon: Lugia's Explosive Birth]]<br>幻のポケモン ルギア爆誕<br><small>''Phantom Pokémon: Lugia's Explosive Birth''</small>
| July 17, 1999
| [[File:Pikachu the Movie 2 poster.png|150px|Pikachu the Movie]]<br>[[M02|Pikachu Project 1999]]
| [[File:P2kposter.jpg|150px|The Power of One]]<br>[[M02|The Power of One]]
| July 21, 2000
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:M03Japanese.png|150px|Emperor of the Crystal Tower: Entei]]<br>結晶塔の帝王爆誕<br><small>''Emperor of the Crystal Tower: Entei''</small>
| July 8, 2000
| [[File:Pikachu the Movie 3 poster.png|150px|Pikachu the Movie]]<br>[[M03|Pikachu Project 2000]]
| [[File:SpellOfTheUnown poster.jpg|150px|Spell of the Unown]]<br>[[M03|Spell of the Unown: Entei]]
| April 6, 2001
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:M04Japanese.png|150px|Celebi: An Encounter Through Time]]<br>セレビィ時を超えた遭遇<br><small>''Celebi: An Encounter Through Time''</small>
| July 7, 2001
| [[File:Pikachu the Movie 4 poster.png|150px|Pikachu the Movie]]<br>[[M04|Pikachu Project 2001]]
| [[File:Pokemon forever.jpg|150px|Celebi: The Voice of the Forest]]<br>[[M04|Celebi: The Voice of the Forest]]
| October 11, 2002
|-
| style="{{roundybl|5px}}; background: #FFF" | [[File:M05Japanese.png|150px|Guardian Gods of the City of Water: Latias and Latios]]<br>水の都の護神 ラティアスとラティオス<br><small>''Guardian Gods of the City of Water: Latias and Latios''</small>
| style="background: #FFF" | July 13, 2002
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:Pikachu the Movie 5 poster.png|150px|Pikachu the Movie]]<br>[[M05|Pikachu Project 2002]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:PokéMovie 5.png|150px|Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias]]<br>[[M05|Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias]]
| style="{{roundybr|5px}}; background: #FFF" | May 16, 2003
|}
 
===''[[Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire]]''===
{| style="text-align:center; {{roundy|10px}}; border: 1px solid #{{emerald color}}; background: #{{emerald color}}; width: 100%"
! style="{{roundytl|5px}}; background: #{{ruby color light}}" colspan="2" | Japan
! style="background: #{{emerald color light}}" rowspan="2" | Pikachu Project
! style="{{roundytr|5px}}; background: #{{sapphire color light}}" colspan="2" | US
|-
! style="background: #{{ruby color light}}" | Japanese title
! style="background: #{{ruby color light}}" | Release date
! style="background: #{{sapphire color light}}" | English title
! style="background: #{{sapphire color light}}" | Release date
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:M06Japanese.png|150px|Wishing Star of the Seven Nights: Jirachi]]<br>七夜の願い星 ジラーチ<br><small>''Wishing Star of the Seven Nights: Jirachi''</small>
| July 19, 2003
| [[File:Pikachu the Movie 6 poster.png|150px|Pikachu the Movie]]<br>[[M06|Pikachu Project 2003]]
| [[File:M06 Poster.png|150px|Jirachi: Wish Maker]]<br>[[M06|Jirachi: Wish Maker]]
| June 1, 2004
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:M07Japanese.png|150px|Sky-Splitting Visitor: Deoxys]]<br>裂空の訪問者 デオキシス<br><small>''Sky-Splitting Visitor: Deoxys''</small>
| July 17, 2004
| [[File:Pikachu the Movie 7 poster.png|150px|Pikachu the Movie]]<br>[[M07|Pikachu Project 2004]]
| [[File:M07 poster.png|150px|Destiny Deoxys]]<br>[[M07|Destiny Deoxys]]
| January 22, 2005
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:Pokemon2005poster.jpg|150px|Mew and the Wave-Guiding Hero: Lucario]]<br>ミュウと波導の勇者 ルカリオ<br><small>''Mew and the Wave-Guiding Hero: Lucario''</small>
| July 16, 2005
| [[File:Pikachu the Movie 8 poster.png|150px|Pikachu the Movie]]<br>[[M08|Pikachu Project 2005]]
| [[File:M08 DVD cover.png|150px|Lucario and the Mystery of Mew]]<br>[[M08|Lucario and the Mystery of Mew]]
| September 19, 2006
|-
| style="{{roundybl|5px}}; background: #FFF" | [[File:M09Japanese.png|150px|Pokémon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea: Manaphy]]<br>ポケモンレンジャーと蒼海の王子 マナフィ<br><small>''Pokémon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea: Manaphy''</small>
| style="background: #FFF" | July 15, 2006
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:Pikachu the Movie 9 poster.png|150px|Pikachu the Movie]]<br>[[M09|Pikachu Project 2006]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:Movie 9 English Cover.png|150px|Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea]]<br>[[M09|Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea]]
| style="{{roundybr|5px}}; background: #FFF" | March 23, 2007
|}
 
===''[[Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl]]''===
{| style="text-align:center; {{roundy|10px}}; border: 1px solid #{{platinum color}}; background: #{{platinum color}}; width: 100%"
! style="{{roundytl|5px}}; background: #{{diamond color light}}" colspan="2" | Japan
! style="background: #{{platinum color light}}" rowspan="2" | Pikachu Project
! style="{{roundytr|5px}}; background: #{{pearl color light}}" colspan="2" | US
|-
! style="background: #{{diamond color light}}" | Japanese title
! style="background: #{{diamond color light}}" | Release date
! style="background: #{{pearl color light}}" | English title
! style="background: #{{pearl color light}}" | Release date
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai poster.jpg|150px|Dialga VS Palkia VS Darkrai]]<br>ディアルガVSパルキアVSダークライ<br><small>''Dialga VS Palkia VS Darkrai''</small>
| July 14, 2007
| [[File:Pikachu the Movie 10 poster.png|150px|Pikachu the Movie]]<br>[[M10|Pikachu Project 2007]]
| [[File:RiseOfDarkraiCover.jpg|150px|The Rise of Darkrai]]<br>[[M10|The Rise of Darkrai]]
| February 24, 2008
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:Movie 11 final poster.png|150px|Giratina and the Sky's Bouquet: Shaymin]]<br>ギラティナと氷空の花束 シェイミ<br><small>''Giratina and the Sky's Bouquet: Shaymin''</small>
| July 19, 2008
| [[File:Pikachu the Movie 11 poster.png|150px|Pikachu the Movie]]<br>[[M11|Pikachu Project 2008]]
| [[File:Giratina and the Sky Warrior.png|150px|Giratina and the Sky Warrior]]<br>[[M11|Giratina and the Sky Warrior]]
| March 31, 2009
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:Movie 12 Arceus Choukoku Jikuu e Oha Suta poster.png|150px|Arceus: To a Conquering Spacetime]]<br>アルセウス 超克の時空へ<br><small>''Arceus: To a Conquering Spacetime''</small>
| July 18, 2009
| [[File:Pikachu the Movie 12 poster.png|150px|Pikachu the Movie]]<br>[[M12|Pikachu Project 2009]]
| [[File:Arceus and the Jewel of Life.png|150px|Arceus and the Jewel of Life]]
[[M12|Arceus and the Jewel of Life]]
| November 20, 2009<!--
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:Ruler of Illusions Zoroark.png|150px|Ruler of Illusions: Zoroark]]<br>幻影の覇者ゾロアーク<br><small>''Ruler of Illusions: Zoroark''</small>
| July 10, 2010
| [[M13|Pikachu Project 2010]]
| Unannounced
| Unannounced-->
|-
| style="{{roundybl|5px}}; background: #FFF" | [[File:Ruler of Illusions Zoroark.png|150px|Ruler of Illusions: Zoroark]]<br>幻影の覇者ゾロアーク<br><small>''Ruler of Illusions: Zoroark''</small>
| style="background: #FFF" | July 10, 2010
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:Pikachu the Movie 13 poster.png|150px|Pikachu the Movie]]<br>[[M13|Pikachu Project 2010]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:M13 poster.jpg|150px|Pikachu the Movie]]<br>[[M13|Zoroark: Master of Illusions]]
| style="{{roundybr|5px}}; background: #FFF" | February 5, 2011
|}
 
===''[[Pokémon the Series: Black & White]]''===
{| style="text-align:center; {{roundy|10px}}; border: 1px solid #{{black 2 color}}; background: #{{black 2 color}}; width: 100%"
! style="{{roundytl|5px}}; background: #{{black color light}}" colspan="2" | Japan
! style="background: #{{white 2 color light}}" rowspan="2" | Pikachu Project
! style="{{roundytr|5px}}; background: #{{white color light}}" colspan="2" | US
|-
! style="background: #{{black color light}}" | Japanese title
! style="background: #{{black color light}}" | Release date
! style="background: #{{white color light}}" | English title
! style="background: #{{white color light}}" | Release date
|- style="background: #FFF"
| background: #FFF" | [[File:Victini and the Black Hero Zekrom poster.png|150px|Victini and the Black Hero: Zekrom]]<br>ビクティニと黒き英雄ゼクロム<br><small>''Victini and the Black Hero: Zekrom''</small>
| rowspan="2" style="background: #FFF" | July 16, 2011
| rowspan="2" style="background: #FFF" | [[File:Pikachu the Movie 14 poster.png|150px|Pikachu the Movie]]<br>[[M14|Pikachu Project 2011]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:Victini and Zekrom movie poster.png|150px|White—Victini and Zekrom]]
''[[M14|White—Victini and Zekrom]]''
| style="background: #FFF" | December 3, 2011
|-
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:Victini and the White Hero Reshiram poster.png|150px|Victini and the White Hero: Reshiram]]<br>ビクティニと白き英雄レシラム<br><small>''Victini and the White Hero: Reshiram''</small>
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:Victini and Reshiram movie poster.png|150px|Black—Victini and Reshiram]]
''[[M14|Black—Victini and Reshiram]]''
| style="background: #FFF" | December 10, 2011
|- style="background: #FFF"
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:M15 poster.png|150px|Kyurem VS the Sacred Swordsmen]]<br>キュレムVS聖剣士ケルディオ<br><small>''Kyurem VS the Sacred Swordsman: Keldeo''</small>
| style="background: #FFF" | July 14, 2012
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:Pikachu the Movie 15 poster.png|150px|Pikachu the Movie]]<br>[[M15|Pikachu Project 2012]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:M15 English poster.png|150px|Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice]]
''[[M15|Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice]]''
| style="background: #FFF" | December 8, 2012
|-
| style="{{roundybl|10px}} background: #FFF" | [[File:M16 poster alternate.png|150px|Extreme Speed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens]]<br>神速のゲノセクト ミュウツー覚醒<br><small>''Extreme Speed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens''</small>
| style="background: #FFF" | July 13, 2013
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:Pikachu the Movie 16 poster.png|150px|Pikachu the Movie]]<br>[[M16|Pikachu Project 2013]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:M16 English poster alternate.png|150px|Genesect and the Legend Awakened]]
''[[M16|Genesect and the Legend Awakened]]''
| style="{{roundybr|10px}} background: #FFF" | October 19, 2013
|}
 
===''[[Pokémon the Series: XY]]''===
{| style="text-align:center; {{roundy|10px}}; border: 1px solid #{{kalos color}}; background: #{{kalos color}}; width: 100%"
! style="{{roundytl|5px}}; background: #{{x color light}}" colspan="2" | Japan
! style="background: #{{kalos color light}}" rowspan="2" | Pikachu Project
! style="{{roundytr|5px}}; background: #{{y color light}}" colspan="2" | US
|-
! style="background: #{{x color light}}" | Japanese title
! style="background: #{{x color light}}" | Release date
! style="background: #{{y color light}}" | English title
! style="background: #{{y color light}}" | Release date
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:M17 poster.png|150px|The Cocoon of Destruction]]<br>破壊の繭とディアンシー<br><small>''The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie''</small>
| July 19, 2014
| [[File:M17 Pikachu the Movie poster.png|150px|Pikachu the Movie]]<br>[[M17|Pikachu Project 2014]]
| [[File:M17 English poster.png|150px|Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction]]<br>''[[M17|Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction]]''
| November 8, 2014
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:M18 poster 2.png|150px|The Archdjinni of the Rings: Hoopa]]<br>光輪の超魔神 フーパ<br><small>''The Archdjinni of the Rings: Hoopa''</small>
| July 18, 2015
| [[File:M18 Pikachu the Movie poster.png|150px|Pikachu the Movie]]<br>[[M18|Pikachu Project 2015]]
| [[File:M18 English poster.png|150px|Hoopa and the Clash of Ages]]<br>''[[M18|Hoopa and the Clash of Ages]]''
| December 19, 2015
|-
| style="{{roundybl|10px}} background: #FFF" | [[File:M19 poster 2.png|150px|Volcanion and the Mechanical Magearna]]<br>ボルケニオンと機巧のマギアナ<br><small>''Volcanion and the Mechanical Magearna''</small>
| style="background: #FFF" | July 16, 2016
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:M19 Pikachu the Movie poster.png|150px|Pikachu the Movie]]<br>[[M19|Pikachu Project 2016]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:M19 English poster.png|150px|Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel]]<br>''[[M19|Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel]]''
| style="{{roundybr|10px}} background: #FFF" | December 5, 2016
|}
 
===''[[Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon]]''===
{| style="text-align:center; {{roundy|10px}}; border: 1px solid #{{alola color}}; background: #{{alola color}}; width: 100%"
! style="{{roundytl|5px}}; background: #{{sun color light}}" colspan="2" | Japan
! style="background: #{{alola color light}}" rowspan="2" | Pikachu Project
! style="{{roundytr|5px}}; background: #{{moon color light}}" colspan="2" | US
|-
! style="background: #{{sun color light}}" | Japanese title
! style="background: #{{sun color light}}" | Release date
! style="background: #{{moon color light}}" | English title
! style="background: #{{moon color light}}" | Release date
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:M20 teaser poster.png|150px|I Choose You!]]<br>キミにきめた!<br><small>''I Choose You!''</small>
| July 15, 2017
| [[M20|Pikachu Project 2017]]
| [[File:M20 English poster.png|150px|I Choose You!]]<br>''[[M20|I Choose You!]]''
| November 5, 2017
|-
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:M21 poster.png|150px|Everyone's Story]]<br>みんなの物語<br><small>''Everyone's Story''</small>
| style="background: #FFF" | July 13, 2018
| style="background: #FFF" | [[M21|Pikachu Project 2018]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:M21 English poster.png|150px|The Power of Us]]<br>''[[M21|The Power of Us]]''
| style="background: #FFF" | November 24, 2018
|-
| style="{{roundybl|10px}} background: #FFF" | [[File:M22 poster.png|150px|Mewtwo's Counterattack Evolution]]<br>ミュウツーの逆襲 EVOLUTION<br><small>''Mewtwo's Counterattack Evolution''</small>
| style="background: #FFF" | July 12, 2019
| style="background: #FFF" | [[M22|Pikachu Project 2019]]
| style="background: #FFF" | [[File:M22 English poster.png|150px|Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution]]<br>''[[M22|Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution]]''
| style="{{roundybr|10px}} background: #FFF" | February 27, 2020
|}
 
===''[[Pokémon Journeys: The Series]]''===
{| style="text-align:center; {{roundy|10px}}; border: 1px solid #{{galar color}}; background: #{{galar color}}; width: 100%"
! style="{{roundytl|5px}}; background: #{{sword color light}}" colspan="2" | Japan
! style="background: #{{galar color light}}" rowspan="2" | Pikachu Project
! style="{{roundytr|5px}}; background: #{{shield color light}}" colspan="2" | US
|-
! style="background: #{{sword color light}}" | Japanese title
! style="background: #{{sword color light}}" | Release date
! style="background: #{{shield color light}}" | English title
! style="background: #{{shield color light}}" | Release date
|-
| style="{{roundybl|10px}} background: #FFF" | [[File:M23 teaser poster.png|150px|Koko]]<br>ココ<br><small>''Koko''</small>
| style="background: #FFF" | {{tt|TBA|Postponed}}
| style="background: #FFF" | [[M23|Pikachu Project 2020]]
| style="background: #FFF" | TBA
| style="{{roundybr|10px}} background: #FFF" | TBA
|}
 
==Other anime series==
As the franchise progressed, other animated features, set outside the main series' [[canon]], have been produced. These are often made to promote a new [[generation]] or {{pkmn|games|game}}.
 
===Miniseries===
{| class="roundy" style="text-align:center; border: 1px solid #{{colorschemedark|Hoso}}; background: #{{colorschemedark|Hoso}}; width: 100%"
! style="{{roundytl|5px}}; background: #{{colorschemelight|Hoso}}" | Feature
! style="background: #{{colorschemelight|Hoso}}" | Japanese run
! style="{{roundytr|5px}}; background: #{{colorschemelight|Hoso}}" | English run
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:Pokémon Origins logo.png|250px|Pokémon Origins]]<br>[[Pokémon Origins]]
| October 2, 2013
| November 15 - 22, 2013
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:Pokémon Generations logo.png|250px|Pokémon Generations]]<br>[[Pokémon Generations]]
| December 9, 2016 - February 2, 2017
| September 16 - December 23, 2016
|-
| style="{{roundybl|5px}}; background: #FFF" | [[File:Twilight Wings logo.png|250px|Pokémon: Twilight Wings]]<br>[[Pokémon: Twilight Wings]]
| style="background: #FFF" | January 15, 2020 - Summer 2020
| style="{{roundybr|5px}}; background: #FFF" | January 15, 2020 - Summer 2020
|}
 
===Mystery Dungeon episodes===
{| class="roundy" style="text-align:center; border: 1px solid #{{colorschemedark|Hoso}}; background: #{{colorschemedark|Hoso}}; width: 100%"
! style="{{roundytl|5px}}; background: #{{colorschemelight|Hoso}}" | Feature
! style="background: #{{colorschemelight|Hoso}}" | Japanese debut
! style="{{roundytr|5px}}; background: #{{colorschemelight|Hoso}}" | English debut
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:PMD Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate.png|250px|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate!]]<br>[[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate!]]
| March 23, 2007
| September 8, 2006
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:PMD Explorers of Time Darkness.png|250px|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness]]<br>[[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness]]
| September 9, 2007
| September 1, 2008
|-
| style="{{roundybl|5px}}; background: #FFF" | [[File:PMD Explorers of Sky Beyond Time Darkness.png|250px|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness]]<br>[[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness]]
| style="background: #FFF" | April 12, 2009
| style="{{roundybr|5px}}; background: #FFF" | October 9, 2009
|}
 
===Animated trailers===
{| class="roundy" style="text-align:center; border: 1px solid #{{colorschemedark|Hoso}}; background: #{{colorschemedark|Hoso}}; width: 100%"
! style="{{roundytl|5px}}; background: #{{colorschemelight|Hoso}}" | Feature
! style="background: #{{colorschemelight|Hoso}}" | Japanese debut
! style="{{roundytr|5px}}; background: #{{colorschemelight|Hoso}}" | English debut
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:B2W2 Animated Trailer.png|250px|Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer]]<br>[[Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer]]
| May 17, 2012
| August 8, 2012
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Animated Shorts title card.png|250px|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Animated Shorts]]<br>[[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Animated Shorts]]
| November 1, 2012
| March 26, 2013
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:ORAS Animated Trailer.png|250px|Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer]]<br>[[Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer]]
| November 16, 2014
| November 20, 2014
|-
| style="{{roundybl|5px}}; background: #FFF" | [[File:Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer.png|250px|Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer]]<br>[[Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer]]
| style="background: #FFF" | June 27, 2019
| style="{{roundybr|5px}}; background: #FFF" | June 27, 2019
|}
 
==Variety shows==
These are Pokémon variety shows that air on Japanese television.
{| class="roundy" style="text-align:center; border: 1px solid #{{colorschemedark|Hoso}}; background: #{{colorschemedark|Hoso}}; width: 100%"
! style="{{roundytl|5px}}; background: #{{colorschemelight|Hoso}}" | Japanese name
! style="{{roundytr|5px}}; background: #{{colorschemelight|Hoso}}" | Run
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:Original series logo.png|130px|Pocket Monsters]]<br>ポケットモンスター アンコール<br><small>[[Pocket Monsters Encore]]</small>
| October 19, 1999 — September 17, 2002
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:Weekly Pokémon Broadcasting Station logo.png|120px|Weekly Pokémon Broadcasting Station]]<br>週刊ポケモン放送局<br><small>[[Weekly Pokémon Broadcasting Station]]</small>
| October 15, 2002 — September 28, 2004
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:Pokémon Sunday logo.png|150px|Pokémon Sunday]]<br>ポケモン☆サンデー<br><small>[[Pokémon Sunday]]</small>
| October 3, 2004 — September 26, 2010
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:Pokemon Smash logo.png|175px|Pokémon Smash!]]<br>ポケモンスマッシュ!<br><small>[[Pokémon Smash!]]</small>
| October 3, 2010 — September 29, 2013
|- style="background: #FFF"
| [[File:Pokémon Get TV logo.png|185px|Pokémon Get☆TV]]<br>ポケモンゲット☆TV<br><small>[[Pokémon Get☆TV]]</small>
| October 6, 2013 — September 27, 2015
|-
| style="{{roundybl|5px}}; background: #FFF" | [[File:Meet Up at the Pokemon House logo.png|140px|Meet Up at the Pokémon House?]]<br>ポケモンの家あつまる?<br><small>[[Meet Up at the Pokémon House?]]</small>
| style="{{roundybr|5px}}; background: #FFF" | October 4, 2015 — present
|}
 
==Trivia==
[[File:Serena_pink_hoodie.png|thumb|220px|{{an|Serena}} drawn with fingernails]]
* Animator [[Masaaki Iwane|Masāki Iwane]] 岩根正明 [[n:Masaaki Iwane: Pokémon anime originally slated for 18-month run|once stated]] that the series was originally slated for a 1½-year run, which corresponds approximately to the length of the [[Kanto]] [[region]] [[S01|saga]] (had it not been delayed due to [[EP038|the Porygon incident]]). Due to its popularity during the run, however, the show was extended and continues to be one of the longest running video game-based anime series.
* During the early episodes of the [[original series]], Japanese text was seen quite frequently on signs and buildings as well as objects. This usually resulted in the English dubbed version (and thus, foreign dubs based on it) painting out the text or converting it to English.
** During the [[Johto]] saga, the animators acknowledged the practice of painting out the Japanese text in the English dub. As a result, they used made-up symbols slightly similar to the Latin script instead of Japanese text, so it would be universal to all languages and would not have to be edited for the English localization.
** During ''[[Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire]]'' and ''[[Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl]]'', the animators used a new style of symbols that appear to be blocky letters without a resemblance to any alphabet. However, most of these were still edited out for the English dub until ''[[S09|Pokémon: Battle Frontier]]''.
** From ''[[Pokémon the Series: Black & White]]'' and onward, a full writing system was specifically created for the anime. This language consists of three different fonts: a font used for titles, big signboards, etc.; other font used as less remarkable text accompanying the title font; and other font used only occasionally as a minor text filler. Each font has 26 unique symbols, and each one of those symbols represents a letter from the modern Latin script.
*** This text usually has meanings, as the symbols converted from the Latin script are written as romanized Japanese; sometimes its meanings are related to the context in which it is used, but sometimes the text contains hidden messages, like mentioning [[Jessie's Wobbuffet|Wobbuffet]] in a magazine seen in [[BW001]].
*** This writing system would start being used occasionally in the {{pkmn|games}} as part of the scenario, starting from [[Pokémon Sun and Moon]].
* Fingernails are not consistently drawn on characters, with the exception of ''[[Pokémon the Series: XY]]''. Some characters have fingernails in ''[[Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon]]''.
 
==In other languages==
{{Langtable|color={{Pokémon color}}|bordercolor={{Pokémon color dark}}
|fr_eu=Pokémon, la série
|de=Pokémon – Die TV-Serie
|it=Serie animata Pokémon
|es_eu=Serie de dibujos animados Pokémon
}}
 
==Related articles==
* [[Staff of the Pokémon anime]]
* [[Timeline of events in the anime]]
* [[Differences between the games and anime]]
 
==References==
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==External links==
* [https://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/pokemon/ Pokémon TV Tokyo website] (Japanese)
* [https://www.pokemon.co.jp/anime/ Official Pokémon website] (Japanese)
* [https://www.pokemon.com/us/tv-episodes/pokemon-episodes/ Official Pokémon website] (English)
 
===On Bulbagarden forums===
* [http://forums.bulbagarden.net/index.php?forums/pokemon-anime-and-manga.228/ Pokémon anime discussion forum]
 
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| [[Filees:Original series logo.png|150px|Pocket Monsters]] <br />[[Original series|ポケットモンスター <br /><small>''Pocket Monsters''</small>Anime]]
| style="padding: 5px;" | [[Filefr:EP001.png|75px|link=EP001]]Pokémon, [[EP001]]la [[List of original series episodes|—série]] [[EP080]] [[File:EP080.png|75px|link=EP080]] {{-}}<br />
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